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Thomas Gassaway I (abt. 1600 - abt. 1658)

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Captain Thomas Gassaway I aka Gaswaie, Gasawaie, Caswaie
Born about in Westminster, London, Englandmap [uncertain]
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married in St. Mary's Le Strand, London, Englandmap
Husband of — married [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died about in London, Middlesex, Englandmap [uncertain]
Profile last modified | Created 14 Sep 2010
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1615 Birth

Thomas Gassaway was born in 1615, London, Middlesex, England[1]

Thomas Gassaway was born in London about 1600. [2]


Thomas Gassaway and his family lived in the older section of London that was known as London Town during the 1600's. They were patrons of St. Margaret's Church Westminister that stands today adjacent to Westminister Abbey. Contemporary with Thomas Gassaway was a Richard Gassaway whose daughters Elizabeth and Jane were christened 6 August 1635 and in the year 1638, respectively, in St. Margaret's. [2]

First Marriage

Thomas was married twice, as three of his children, Mary, Joyce and Thomas, were christened prior to his marriage in 1631 to Anne Collingwood.[2]

1631 Second marriage to Anne Collingwoo

Thomas Gassaway married Anne Collingwood on 6 Jan 1631 in Westminister, London, England[1]

Thomas became the husband of Anne Collingwood on January 16, 1631. [2]

Anne Collingwood Gassaway (1615 - 1647)*

The date of marriage of Thomas Gassaway to Anne Collingwood, the date of his burial; the christening dates of his children, and burial dates of his children who died prior to 1643 were recorded in the parish registers and are extant. [3]

Death and Burial

He died November 19, 1658 in London. [2]

He was buried in St Margaret Churchyard, Westminster, London. [2]


He was the father of Five children; Jane, Anne, Hester, Anne, and Nicholas.[2]

  1. Hester Gassaway Crosse (1619 - 1700)*
  2. Nicholas Gassaway (1634 - 1691)*


  1. 1.0 1.1 "U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900". Yates Publishing, Provo, UT, USA: Operations Inc, 2004.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 Thomas Gassaway, Find-a-Grave memorial #66361118; entered by William Peel on 1 March 2011 : accessed on 27 Jan 2015 by J. Ricketts
  3. The parish records have been copied and published in 1914 under the title "Memorials of St. Margaret's Church Westminister. The compilers visited St. Margaret's Church Westminister in October 1973 and examined several of the old parish registers at that time. (Information from the "Genealogical History of the Gassaway Family by William & Anna Rutherford)

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On 20 Jan 2018 at 17:45 GMT Thomas Watkins wrote:

Mr. Smith - corrections are always appreciated as there are many errors in just about every tree I've seen, including mine. However, to just tell me to change it does not provide information. Please provide your authority

On 20 Jan 2018 at 04:06 GMT Troy Smith wrote:

I changed it too the correct "Place Name of birth"

On 20 Jan 2018 at 04:04 GMT Troy Smith wrote:

the correct place name of birth would be:

"Westminster, London, England" Not "London, Middlesex, England"

That should be changed. Could you please change it?

On 27 Jan 2015 at 20:28 GMT Julie (Fiscus) Ricketts wrote:

Gassaway-215 and Gassaway-6 appear to represent the same person because: According to the information on Find-a-Grave (which came from church registers in London), the birthdate should be 1600.

Thomas is 18 degrees from Amy Gilpin, 14 degrees from Joshua Slocum and 13 degrees from Henry VIII of England on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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