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Thomas Gardner (abt. 1565 - 1635)

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Thomas Gardner
Born about in Dorchester, Dorset, Englandmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married about (to before ) in Staunton St. John, Oxfordshire, Englandmap [uncertain]
Descendants descendants
Died in Salem, Essex, Massachusettsmap
Profile last modified | Created 27 Sep 2010 | Last significant change: 11 Oct 2018
20:38: Cheryl (Crooke) Bostrom edited the Biography for Thomas Gardner. [Thank Cheryl for this]
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Biography

Thomas1 Gardner was born about 1560 in England, and died about 1635 in England. He married Elizabeth White.
Child of Thomas Gardner and Elizabeth White was: Thomas2 Gardner, b. 1591, Dorsetshire, England; d. October 29, 1674, bur Gardner burying ground, Salem MA.

Thomas Gardner was married to Elizabeth White, sister of the Rector of Trinity College at Oxford, Rev John White. White was a major force behind the establishment of both the New England and Massachusetts Bay Colonies-- and more to the point for our family, the Dorchester Company, for which he obtained an exclusive personal charter. Though Rev White did not cross the Atlantic, he entrusted the establishment of his plantation to Thomas, who emigrated to Boston Bay with his wife Elizabeth. Both the plantation and the Company failed in short order, but Thomas and Elizabeth remained in the New World to become the progenitors of our Gardner and Colton ancestors.

Thomas was christened in St Mary's parish, Ipswich, but may have been born in the Border Counties where his family originated. He died in Salem by 1635 and was buried on his son's farm not far west of Salem-- it is possible his remains were moved to the family burial ground in Peabody, but no proof exists of this. His wife Elizabeth returned to England and lived another 15 years -- she was buried in a different parish from her birth family, indicating she may have remarried.

Sources

Source: #S-1417698352, Ancestry Family Trees
Source S-1417698352
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Title: Public Member Trees
Author: Ancestry.com
Source: S-2144409503 Repository: #R-2145497217 Title: Ancestry Family Trees
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Repository: #R1350374592
Title: Ancestry Family Trees
Source: S-2066701704 Repository: #R-2066702049 Title: Ancestry Family Trees Publication


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