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Thomas Kimball I (1633 - 1676)

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Thomas Kimball I aka Kemble
Born in Rattlesden, Suffolk, Englandmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married before in Ipswich, Massachusettsmap [uncertain]
Descendants descendants
Died in Bradford, Essex, Massachusetts Bay, British Americamap
Profile last modified | Created 21 Sep 2010 | Last significant change: 22 Apr 2019
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Biography

Thomas Kimball I was KIA during King Philip's War.

Thomas Kemball or Kimball was born 1633 in Rattlesden, Suffolk, England.

He arrived in New England with his parents and siblings in 1634.

Interesting story about Thomas when he was a young man taken from Essex County Court Records: In 1649 (7th mo.) in Essex Court records is the following: "We present Joesph Fowler, Thomas Cooke, Thomas Scott, and two of ye sons of Richard Kimball, for goeing into ye woods, shouting and singing, taking fire and liquors with them, all being at unseasonable time in ye night, ocasioning yr. wives and some others to go out to them."
" Joesph Fowler, Thomas Scott, John Kemball and Thomas Kemball for their presentment, had a legal admonition."

He died 03 MAY 1676 in Bradford, Essex, Massachusetts.

He married Mary Smith in 1656 in Ipswich, Massachusetts.

Thomas Kimball, born in Rattlesden, Co. Suffolk, Eng., in 1633, married Mary Smith, daughter of Thomas and Joanna Smith. He came in 1634, with his father, and lived in Ipswich; a mechanic; he owned a mill at Hampton, N. H., in 1653. In 1660, he removed to Rowley, where he was constable, 1668. Until his death he always held some town office, being a selectman. He was killed by Indians, May 3, 1676, at Bradford, and his wife and five children were carried forty miles into the wilderness and were held there until June 13th, when they were returned. He followed the trade of his father, a wheelwright.
In Nov. 1680 (or 1686), Thomas Smith of Ipswich and his wife Joanna, came to Bradford to live with their widowed daughter, Mary Kimball; as mention is made of Thomas alone the following year, Joanna had probably died.[1]
Death:
Cause: killed by Indians
Date: 3 MAY 1676
Place: Bradford, Essex County, Massachusetts
Note: Genealogical Dictionary states: "Kimball, Thomas, Ipswich, s. of Richard, an early sett. of that pt. of Rowley, that aft. was call. Bradford, k. by the Ind. 3 May 1676, when his w. and five ch. Joanna, Thomas, Joseph, Priscilla, and John, were tak. prison. carr. a. forty miles into the wilderness, and allow. to come home 13 June foll."[2]

On 3 May 1676 three Indians, Peter, Andrew and Symon attacked the Kimball home and Thomas was killed by Symon. His wife and five children; Joanna, Thomas, Joseph, Priscilla and John were captured and taken 40 miles into the woods where they stayed 41 days and were subsequently freed by Chief Wanalancet of the Pennacook tribe. The family returned home on 13 June 1676. Mary petitioned the Governor and Council that she might be protected from Symon who had threatened to kill her and her children if they returned to their home. The three Indians were captured, however, they escaped and continued their attacks on the English settlements.

The Bradford records state that Thomas was “shot by an Indian, and his wife and 5 children, viz. Joannah, Thomas, Joseph, Priscilla & John, were carried captive, they returned home ye 13th of June, 1676”.

Administration of his estate was granted to Mary on 27 June 1676 and the inventory of his estate was taken 18 May 1676:

Wearing apparill, all ye Indians left....................2-10-0
Tabel lining, 1 sheete, 3 pillowberes..................1-15-0
Vallence and Curtaine and 4 Cushins................0-10-0
2 Rugs, 2 blankets, and a parcill of old beading.3-5-0
Peautar....................................................................3-3-0
1 Iron pot, 1 warming pan, 2 tubs, 2 barills......1-10-0
Saddle and pillion and a parcill of sheeps wool.1-5-0
Tools for his traid and utensils for husbandry...5-0-0
Six oxen, five Cowes, two heifers of 3 yere old, 3
steres of 2 yere old, 2 yerlings, 5 Calves............66-15
A horse and a mare and a Coult...........................6-0-0
12 swine...................................................................7-0-0
7 shepe....................................................................2-0-0
Housing and about 422 acres land and medow.450-0-0
Glass.......................................................................1-10-0
Corne and provisions.............................................3-0-0
5 yards of Cloath.....................................................1-0-0
..............................................................................556-3-0
Wearing cloaths of Goody kimbals....................3-16-0
Cloaths of Joanna Kimball...................................2-10-0

Debts due to the estate
Gilbert Wilfords estate...........................................1-0-0
Daniell Boreman.....................................................1-0-0
John Wicom.............................................................1-0-0
Joseph Bond............................................................1-2-0
Ensigne Chandler.................................................1-10-0
By John Kimbal......................................................12-0-0
Total.....................................................................17-12-0

Debts due from the estate Mr. Wainwright.....................................................9-18-6
Capt. Gerish..........................................................9-19-1
Sergent Wait.........................................................6-18-0
John Pickard.........................................................1-10-0
Stephen Webster.................................................1-10-0
Will Barker............................................................2-16-0
Decon Jewit...........................................................0-18-0
David Haseltine......................................................1-1-0
Hunt of Ipswich......................................................1-2-0
Decon Goodhue.....................................................1-0-0
Mr. Cobbit.............................................................0-10-0
Shu. Walker...........................................................0-12-0
Joseph Hardy........................................................1-10-0
Nath Gage.............................................................0-15-0
Samull Haseltine....................................................2-2-0
Francis Jordon........................................................0-2-6
Josiah Gage...........................................................0-18-0
John Stickne............................................................3-0-0
Mr. Buship at present not known
Anthony Somersby................................................1-5-0
Phillip Fouler...........................................................0-6-0
Total.......................................................................50-8-1

On 26 Sept. 1676 the estate was divided as follows: to Richard the eldest son £80, to the rest of the children £40 each and the remainder of the estate to the widow with the land to stand bound for the payment of the children’s portions. [3]

On 18 Nov. 1686 “Richard and Benjamin Kimball of Bradford did covenant to and with the Selectmen of Ipswich that they would take Thomas Smith and his wife to Bradford to the house of Mary Kimball the widow of Thomas Kimball and provide their Meate, drink, washing, lodgeing, clothes and attendance with all things necessary for persons in such a condition for the space of one year beginning at the date hereof, the price for a year to be £25”. [4]

“Dec. 8, 1681 Agreed with Richard Kimball of Bradford to allow unto him further keeping and providing for his grandfather Thomas Smith for the year ensuing £13”. [4]


Children

  1. Elizabeth Kimball
  2. Joanna Kimball
  3. Richard Kimball
  4. Hannah Kimball
  5. Joseph Kimball
  6. Mary Kimball
  7. Thomas Kimball
  8. Ebenezer Kimball
  9. Priscilla Kimball
  10. John Kimball

Sources

  1. Bassett-Preston ancestors : a history of the ancestors in America of Marion Bassett Luitweiler, Howard Murray Bassett, Preston; page 168
  2. Walter Goodwin Davis, Massachusetts and Maine Families in the Ancestry of Walter Goodwin Davis (1885-1966): A reprinting in alphabetical order by surname of the sixteen multi-ancestor compedia, Introduction by Gary Boyd Roberts (Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Company, Inc., 1996), Volume 2, Page 393
  3. Essex Quarterly Courts- Vol. 25, fol. 124; Vol. 5, fol. 94, 284
  4. 4.0 4.1 "History of the Kimball family in America, from 1634 to 1897 : and of its ancestors the Kemballs or Kemboldes of England; with an account of the Kembles of Boston, Massachusetts" pg 34, pg 41-43, 57-9

See also:

  • James Savage, Geneaological Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England, (Originally published Boston 1860-62, reprinted April 1873 and 1884. Reproduced by Genealogical Publishing Company, Balitmore 1981.


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Collaboration

On 4 Sep 2014 at 01:20 GMT Jessica (Reffler) Turner wrote:

Kimball-1625 and Kimball-59 are not ready to be merged because: too little info

On 2 Sep 2014 at 23:06 GMT Jessica (Reffler) Turner wrote:

Kimball-1625 and Kimball-59 are not ready to be merged because: too little information

On 2 Sep 2014 at 23:04 GMT Robin Lee wrote:

Kimball-1625 and Kimball-59 appear to represent the same person because: same name, places and death is one day different, sources on Kimball-59 document birth, need sources for other dates



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