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Thomas Kimberly (1604 - 1673)

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Sergeant Thomas Kimberly
Born in Wotton-under-edge, Gloucestershire, Englandmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married (to ) in Kings Stanley, Gloucestershire, Englandmap
Husband of — married in New Haven, Connecticutmap
Descendants descendants
Died in New Haven, Connecticutmap
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Thomas Kimberly migrated to New England during the Puritan Great Migration (1620-1640).
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Contents

Biography

Death & Legacy

Will:
Date: January 11, 1672[1]
His will dated 11 Jan 1672 directs... I will and bequeath my present dwelling house with all my Lands to my loving and dutiful son Eliazar Kimberle at the decease of my afore named tender wife: with the injunction that he pay to my grandchildren Nathaniell Hayes ten pounds and his [Nathaniel's] two sisters Elizabeth and Mary Hayes five pounds a peece and to Abia's three children five pounds a peece... his horses to my grandchild Nathaniel Hayes.[2][3]

Research Notes

see NEHGR Vol 102 page 102 The Kimberly Genealogy
The parents of Abiah Kimberly, Thomas Kimberly and his wife, Alice, came with the Non-Conformists to Dorchester in New England in 1636. In 1638 the family removed to the new settlement of New Haven, Conn., where Thomas Kimberly was admitted a freeman in November 1639. He was a member of the train band in 1640 and marshal of the New Haven Colony from 1643-1661 and was one of the seventy proprietors. Alice Kimberly died 10 Oct 1659 in New Haven and Thomas Kimberly married as his second wife, Mary, daughter of Robert Seabrook of Straford, Conn., and widow of William Preston of New Haven. She died 1673. In 1659 Thomas Kimberly was in Straford, and bought land there of Joseph Hawley 108-10-1663. In 1667 he was admitted a "sojourner" of Stratford and died there in 1673. His will, dated 11 Jan 1671/2 names his wife Mary, sons Nathaniel, Thomas, Eleazer and Abraham, daughter Abiah Boardman and her three children; Hachaliah and Joseph Preston and grandchildren: Nathaniel, Elizabeth and Mary Hayes. The inventory value of the estate was ¹160 16s.[4]
Note: Was of Stratford, England. "He came with the noncormists to Dorchester in 1636. Admitted a freeman in November 1639. Marshal of the New Haven Colony 1643-1661. Married (2) Mary Seabrook Preston. D. at Stratford, Conn., in 1673.
Names of Proprietors of New Haven, CT in the year 1685:
Nathaniel Kimberly (his son?)
Thomas Kimberly
[NEHGS, volume 1, p. 157]
Tailor by trade. Bought land in Stratford, CT in Oct 1663. Will recorded there.
Abstracts Of Fairfield Probate Records, Reel No. 5, 23 Apr 1999. "Kimberle, Thomas, Sergeant, late of Stratford, will dated Jan. 11,1672, probated Mch. 12,1672, mentioned his wife Mary, and children Abia Boardman, and her three children, Eleaser, Nathaniel, Thomas, Abraham, and his wife Hanna, and their daughter Mary, legacies to Hackaliah Preston and Joseph Preston; grandchildren Nathaniel, Elizabeth and Mary Hayes. Executrix his wife. Overseers Richard Booth, John Picket, Sr., and John Preston. Witnesses John Minor and Israel Chancey, page 67. Inventory taken Feb. 12, 1672, by Richard Booth, John Wilcockson, and Robert Clarke, and filed Mch. 12,1672, page 68."
From The Gengealogy of the Kimberly Family, pp 9-10:
His will dated 11 Jan 1672 directs... I will and bequeath my present dwelling house with all my Lands to my loving and dutiful son Eliazar Kimberle at the decease of my afore named tender wife: with the injunction that he pay to my grandchildren Nathaniell Hayes ten pounds and his [Nathaniel's] two sisters Elizabeth and Mary Hayes five pounds a peece and to Abia's three children five pounds a peece...
his horses to my grandchild Nathaniel Hayes. Sites Fairfield probate records 2:67-68.
She married SGT. THOMAS KIMBERLEY August 28, 1628 in King's Stanley, Gloucestershire, England.[5][6]
Note: Bouton-Boughton & Farnham Families (p. 144) indicates they were married in 4 Oct 1602, but that rather conflicts with his 1604 baptism (and with the 1637 birth of their daughter).
According to Moses. S. Curtis, Descendants and Ancestors
"As a baby in England, Thomas survived the "black death" which killed many of his relatives". "He was a tailor and the first of our Kimberlys to appear in America. He is recorded in the town records of Dorchester, Massachusetts Bay Colony, in 1635 as receiving 2 acres of meadowland." "Thomas was one of the original founders of New Haven and an original signer of the "Fundamental Agreement" of June 4, 1639.
Note: Thomas Kimberly first appears in America in Dorchester 2 Jan 1637/8. He may have been the grandson of Abraham Kimberly a shoemaker of Wootton under Edge who was aged between 50 and 60 in the Militia List of Gloucester, 1606.
Ref "The Kimberly Genealogy," p 7; "Families of Ancient New Haven," v IV 1070.. and "New England Marriages Prior to 1700 (Torrey) p 80.
Thomas was one of the founders of New Haven, CT and an original signer of the "Fundamental Agreement" of 4 Jun 1639. ..was the 20th to take the oath of allegiance 01 Jul 1644.
His first wife, Alice Atwood, was the wife of his at least six children. He m 2nd about 1660 Mary.....Preston, wid of William Preston.
From: The Ancestery of the Nichols, Bedwell, Bundrum & Reaves Families Publication: Nichols Genealogy
THOMAS KIMBERLY (ABRAHAM, ABRAHAM?) was born 24 Jun 1604 in England, Gloucester, Wotton Under Edge, and died 12 Feb 1671/72 in Connecticut, New Haven Co, Stratford.
He married (1) ALICE ATWOOD 28 Aug 1628 in England, Gloucester Co, Kings Stanley Parish, daughter of SYMON ATWOOD and WELTHIAN TRATMAN. She was born Abt. 1607 in England, Gloucester Co, Kings Stanley Parish, and died 10 Oct 1659 in Connecticut, New Haven Co, New Haven. He married (2) MARY (?) Bet. Apr 1660 - Aug 1661 in Connecticut. Children of THOMAS KIMBERLY and ALICE ATWOOD * ABRAHAM4 KIMBERLY, b. Abt. 1630, England, Gloucester, Wotton Under Edge; d. Feb 1679/80, North Carolina, Albemarle Co.
He was married in abt 1654 to Hannah Preston, later by his fathers remarraige to become his step-sister. They moved to Edenton, Chowan Co, North Carolina abt 1667, where Abraham was probobly in the boat building business.
North Carolina Records indicate that in 1670 Abraham was sworn in court at Edenton to set value of a 14' boat stolen by Capt Jo Outlaw. Upon his death in 1680 at Albemarle Co, North Carolina, Abrahams's estate was claimed by creditors. His wife Hannah, moved back to Stratford, Connecticut where her inheritance and that of her children were remained intact. Abraham's father, Thomas, had left nothing to but his cloak to Abraham but left the balance of his estate to Abraham's wife Hannah. * MARY KIMBERLY, b. Abt. 1632, England, Gloucester, Wotton Under Edge; d. Bef. 1672, Connecticut, Fairfield Co, Stratford; m. NATHANIEL HAYES; b. Abt. 1629. * THOMAS KIMBERLY, b. 14 Jan 1633/34, England, Gloucester, Wotton Under Edge; d. Feb 1704/05, Connecticut, New Haven Co, New Haven; m. HANNAH RUSSELL; d. 28 Nov 1714, Connecticut, New Haven Co, New Haven. * NATHANIEL KIMBERLY, b. 1637, Massachusetts, Bay Colony, Dorchester; d. Nov 1705, Connecticut, New Haven Co, New Haven. * ELEAZER KIMBERLY, b. Abt. 1639, Connecticut, New Haven Co, New Haven; d. 03 Feb 1708/09, Connecticut, Hartford Co, Glastonbury. The inscription on Eleazer's gravestone in Glastonbury calls him "the first male born in New Haven". Eleazer attended Harvard College in 1658 and in 1659 and became a teacher. He was one of the organizers of the new town of Glastonbury, Connecticut, where he died in 1709 at the age of 70. He served as school master in Westerfield from 1661 until at least 1682. He was one of the foundewrs of Glastonbury and served that town as Deputy between 1694 and 1698. In 1696 he was elected Secretary of Connecticut Colony and held the position until his death in 1709. * ABIAH KIMBERLY, b. 19 Dec 1641, Connecticut, New Haven Co, New Haven; d. 06 Jan 1721/22, Connecticut, Hartford Co, Wethersfield; m. ISAAC BOARDMAN; b. 03 Feb 1641/42, Connecticut, Hartford Co, Wethersfield; d. 12 May 1719, Connecticut, Hartford Co, Wethersfield
From: Oxford Past, Oxford, New Haven, Connecticut Abbreviation: Oxford Past Publication: Oxford Past
Husband: Thomas KIMBERLY (1 2) Christened: 24 JUN 1604 in Wotten-sub-Edge, Gloucestershire, England (3) Married: 28 AUG 1628 in Kings Stanley, Gloucestershire, England Died: 1673 in Stratford, Fairfield, CT (4)
Father: Abraham KIMBERLY
Mother: Katherine HOWE
Spouses: Mary SEABROOK
Wife: Alice ATWOOD Born: l 1607 in Kings Stanley, Gloucestershire, England Died: 10 OCT 1659 in New Haven, CT (5)
Father:
Mother: Spouses:
Children
  1. Thomas KIMBERLY Born: 1632 (6) Died: Spouses: 02
  2. Abraham KIMBERLY (7) Born: 1635 (8) Died: Spouses: Hannah 03
  3. Nathaniel KIMBERLY (9 10) Born: 1636 (11) Died: Spouses: Miriam 04
  4. Mary KIMBERLY Born: 1637 (12) Died: Spouses: 05
  5. Abiah KIMBERLY Christened: 19 DEC 1641 in New Haven Colony (14) Died: Spouses:

Sources

  1. Source: #S589 Data: Text: Probate: Will dated January 11, 1672.
  2. The Genealogy of the Kimberly Family, pp 9-10
  3. Sites Fairfield probate records 2:67-68
  4. Source: #S589
  5. Source: #S590 Data: Text: He married (1) ALICE ATWOOD 28 Aug 1628 in England, Gloucester Co, Kings Stanley Parish, daughter of SYMON ATWOOD and WELTHIAN TRATMAN.
  6. Source: #S591 Data: Text: Married: 28 AUG 1628 in Kings Stanley, Gloucestershire, England
  • "The Kimberly Genealogy," NEHGR, 102: 102.
  • Families of Old Fairfield, Connecticut. (Online database. NewEnglandAncestors.org. New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2008.) Originally published as History and Genealogy of the Families of Old Fairfield. Compiled and edited by Donald Lines Jacobus. 2 vols. New Haven: The Tuttle, Morehouse & Taylor Company, 1930-1932. page 360.
  • Torrey, Clarence Almon. New England Marriages Prior to 1700 (Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1985), np.
  • Roberts, Gary Boyd. Genealogies of Connecticut Families from The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, Volume II (Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1983), np.
  • Bradford, Mildred. Moses S. Curtis Descendants and Ancestors (Baltimore, Md: Gateway Press, 2000), np.
  • [NEHGS, volume 1, p. 157[ Tailor by trade. Bought land in Stratford, CT in Oct 1663. Will recorded there. Abstracts Of Fairfield Probate Records, Reel No. 5, 23 Apr 1999. "Kimberle, Thomas, Sergeant, late of Stratford, will dated Jan. 11,1672, probated Mch. 12,1672, mentioned his wife Mary, and children Abia Boardman, and her three children, Eleaser, Nathaniel, Thomas, Abraham, and his wife Hanna, and their daughter Mary, legacies to Hackaliah Preston and Joseph Preston; grandchildren Nathaniel, Elizabeth and Mary Hayes. Executrix his wife. Overseers Richard Booth, John Picket, Sr., and John Preston. Witnesses John Minor and Israel Chancey, page 67. Inventory taken Feb. 12, 1672, by Richard Booth, John Wilcockson, and Robert Clarke, and filed Mch. 12,1672, page 68."
  • King's Stanley, Gloucestershire, Marriages Abbreviation: King's Stanley, Gloucestershire, Marriages Publication: http://www.glosgen.co.uk/stanley/ks01.htm Note: The following pages are taken from : Gloucestershire Parish Registers, Marriages, Vol. 1. , Edited by W. P. W. Phillimore, M.A.,,B.C.L. London. Issued to the Subscribers by the Editor, 124, Chancery Lane. 1896 NOTE. - These are taken from a transcript made for their own use, about the years 1875 to 1880, by the late Mr. Thomas William Cattell, M.R.C.S.E., of Blakeford Cottage, King's Stanley, and by the Rev. R.H. Clutterbuck, rector of Penton Mewsey, Hampshire, to whom the manuscript now belongs. This now appears by permission of the present rector of King's Stanley, The Rev. A.C. Jennings.
  • The genealogy of the Kimberly family Author: Ancestry.com Publication: Online publication - Provo, UT: The Generations Network, Inc., 2005.Original data - Jacobus, Donald Lines,. The genealogy of the Kimberly family. Neenah Wis.: Printed for James C. Kimberly, 1950.Original data: Jacobus, Donald Lines,. The genealogy of the K
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