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Thomas Fowler (abt. 1636 - 1727)

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Thomas Fowler
Born about in England or Ipswich, Essex, Massachusettsmap [uncertain]
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married in Ipswich, Essex, Massachusettsmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Amesbury, Essex, Massachusettsmap
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[Note: see Thomas Fowler listed as passenger on Mary & John. Either the deposition mentioned below is incorrect or there were two sons named Thomas' and the first one died? CH]


Thomas Fowler, son of Philip (1), was born in Ipswich according to his deposition in 1636; died in Amesbury 3 October 1727; married there, Hannah Jordan, 23 April 1660, who was born in Ipswich 14 March 1638-9, the daughter of Francis and Jane (Wilson) Jordan of Ipswich and died in Amesbury, 15 June 1716. (p. 31)

Disputed Parents

On 30th Sept. 1656 "John Coggswell and Phillip Fowlar consent to an assignment by said John of servant Thomas Fowlar, to his uncle Phillip Fowlar". [EQC 2:3] Anderson gives this as evidence that Thomas Fowler is the nephew (not the son) of Phillip Fowler, and follows it with further reasoning. [1]
  • 1659-60: 1 March he was granted permission to plant two acres in Ipswich on the north side of Jeffries Neck.
  • 1662: 2d 2d mo. He gives, in a deposition at court, in which he states his age as about 26 years.
  • 1662: 10 April He is of Salisbury and buys land there of Edward Cottle.
  • 1663: 17 April Styled husbandman and buys of Richard Currier 20 acres of upland near the Merrimack river.
  • 1669-70: 18 Feb. Of Amesbury, with wife Hannah, sells 6 acres of land there.
  • 1670: 18th 2d mo. Of Salisbury cancels a mortgage.
  • 1677: 21st 10th mo. Of Amesbury, planter, buys marsh land of John Dickison.
  • 1677: 20 Dec. He took the oath of allegiance and fidelity at Amesbury.
  • 1685: One of a committee to lay out a highway appointed by Almsbury and Haverhill.
  • 1689: 10 Dec. Widow Jane Jordan of Ipswich, in her will, mentions her daughter Hannah Fowler.
  • 1690: 24 Dec. Made Freeman.
  • 1690:91:92:93: 1697:98: 1701: 1704:05:06:07 Moderator for Town meetings in Amesbury.
  • 1694: Assessor.
  • 1691: 1694: Served on Grand Jury at Court of Pleas Ipswich
  • 1695: 1700: 1705: 1707: 1710: Representative for Amesbury to attend the General Court
  • 1713: Tithingman (p. 31-32)[2]

Ipswich Marriages

FOWLAR (Fowler), Thomas, and Hanah Jordon, Apr. 23, 1660. CTR (p. 173)

JORDON (Jordan), Hanah, and Thomas Fowlar, Apr. 23, 1660. CTR (p. 248) CTR = court record, Essex Co. Quarterly Court [3]

Amesbury Deaths

FOWLER Hannah, w. Thomas, June 15, 1716. p 547

FOWLER, Thomas, Oct. 3, 1727. p 547[4]

[NOTE: Estate of Thomas Fowler of Amesbury: Essex Probate Docket # 10090]

[NOTE: see



  1. Great Migration 1634-1635, C-F
  2. The Fowler family: a genealogical memoir of the descendants of Philip and Mary Fowler, of Ipswich, Mass. Ten generations: 1590-1882 By Mathew Adams Stickney
  3. Vital Records of Ipswich Massachusetts to the year 1849
  4. Vital Records of Amesbury Massacusetts to the year 1849
  5. Entered by Chris Hoyt
  • Great Migration 1634-1635, C-F. (Online database. New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2008.) Originally published as: The Great Migration, Immigrants to New England, 1634-1635, Volume II, C-F, by Robert Charles Anderson, George F. Sanborn, Jr., and Melinde Lutz Sanborn. Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2001.
  • Essex Probate Docket # 10090

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On 29 Jul 2015 at 05:11 GMT April (Dellinger) Dauenhauer wrote:

Thomas Fowler is the nephew (not the son) of Phillip Fowler. See source, quote, etc. on this profile.

Thomas is 15 degrees from Elinor Glyn, 19 degrees from Frances Weidman and 15 degrees from Victoria of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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