Place: Nantucket, Massachusetts. He (Thomas Macy) was prosecuted and fined for allowing four Friends on a journey to take shelter in his house about three quarters of an hour one rainy day, in 1659, as his own letter to the court informs us. It is worthy of note that his grandson and many others of his descendants became Friends. Like Roger Williams, he fled from persecution in Massachusetts. His family were the first white settlers in Nantucket, then under the jurisdiction of New York. Edward Starbuck and Isaac Coleman, a lad 12 years old, accompanied them.
Thomas Macy , of Chilmark, Wiltshire, England was made freeman at Newbury, Mass., September 6, 1639.
He was one of the founders of Salisbury, Massachusetts. (named for the shiretown of Wilts). His religious denomination was Baptist, and he preached occasionally. Because of religious persecution, he with nine others, purchased the island of Nantucket in February, 1649, the deed being dated July 2, 1659. Nantucket at that time was under the jurisdiction of New Amsterdam.
He died in Nantucket, April 19, 1682, aged seventy-four years, and his widow died in 1706, aged ninety-four years.
↑ 2.02.12.22.3 Edward Norris Wentworth, Jr., The Genalogy of Edward Norris Wentworth Junior. Publication: Location: Chicago, Cook, Illinois, USA; Date: June 1928. Page: 50-51. Special Project Submitted in Courses in Community Life and Advance Biology at the University High School, University of Chicago
Hopcott-12 and Hopcott-1 appear to represent the same person because: Please agree to merge these two profiles for the wife of Thomas Macy. I believe the 1682 death date is that of her husband. Thanks!
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