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Thomas Hampton (abt. 1623 - abt. 1690)

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Reverend Thomas Hampton
Born about in London, Englandmap [uncertain]
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died about in Jamestown, Albemarle, Virginiamap [uncertain]
Profile last modified | Created 3 Jul 2011
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Reverend Thomas Hampton was born on 16 April 1623 in England. He was the son of William Hampton and Alice Chew. [1] He was the minister of Hampton Parish, York County, Virginia from 1649-1650, Wilmington Parish, James City County from 1658-90. The name of his wife is unknown.

John Frederick Dorman writes a short biography for Reverend Thomas Hampton (1623 - 1690) son of William Hampton who resided in Kingston Parish and died after 28 June 1683. In the footnotes, there is a disclaimer that Reverend Thomas Hampton is not to be confused with another Reverend Thomas Hampton who served as a minister in Jamestown from 1640-1645 then in Hampton Parish of York County, Virginia in1646. The other Thomas Hampton died about 1647 and had not issue.[2] [3]Thomas died in 5 Jan 1647/8. [4]

His birthplace or baptism place was listed here previously as: St. Olave's, co. Surrey St. Katherine's-Next-The-Tower London St. Olave's East Smithfield, Middlesex, England. However, this seems to contain misnamed information and also needs a citation.

St Katharine's by the Tower; a medieval church and hospital next to the Tower of London. The establishment was founded in 1147; East Smithfield is is the name of a road in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets in east London.

He died in 1690 in James City, Virginia or Jamestown, Virginia.


  1. Joseph Lyon Miller, M.D. A History of the Hampton Family of the Southern States. Being an account of the descendants of William Hampton. Hampfield, Gloucester County, Virginia. Texas Tech University, Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library
  2. John Frederick Dorman. Adventurers of Purse and Person, Virginia, 1607-1624/5: Families G-P. Genealogical Publishing Com, 2004. p 248-9.
  3. Genealogies of Virginia Families: From Tyler's Quarterly Historical and Genealogical Magazine, Volume 1. Genealogical Publishing Com, 1981 - Registers of births, etc p645 Google Books
  4. William Meade, Old Churches, Ministers and Families of Virginia. Philadelphia, 1857. p 200.

Tidewater Virginia Families Chapter 12: The Hampton Family (also Peatross Ancestors), pp. 317 - 321


If the following information is accurate and his birthdate is correct, Thomas was probably born in Virginia. The three older children were born before 1621. Early Immigrants to Virginia from the 1500s and 1600s General Text: HAMPTON, WILLIAM, (1586-1652) Came from London, England in the “Bona Nova” in 1620. Settled in Gloucester Co. VA. Married Joan ____, who came with 3 children in the “Abigail” in 1621.

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On 2 Mar 2015 at 00:07 GMT Sharon Casteel wrote:

Hampton-401 and Hampton-295 appear to represent the same person because: Dates and death place match. Fathers and sons John look like the same people, but Thomas's birth place and mother would need to be resolved.

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