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Thomas Lincoln (abt. 1601 - abt. 1675)

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Thomas "The Weaver" Lincoln aka Lincolne
Born about in Old Hingham, Norfolk, Englandmap
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[children unknown]
Died about in Hingham, Massachusetts Bay Colonymap
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Categories: Hingham, Norfolk | Hingham, Massachusetts | Puritan Great Migration.

The Puritan Great Migration.
Thomas Lincoln migrated to New England during the Puritan Great Migration (1620-1640).
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There were four (4) Thomas Lincolns in Hingham at the same time. They were known as:

The subject of this profile:

1. Thomas Lincoln, (the Weaver)

Brother of Daniel Lincoln, , and Samuel Lincoln, Sr.
Came to New England in 1633 with Cousin Nicholas Jacob, and resided at Watertown and Charlestown
1635 Moved to Hingham
Susanna UNKNOWN, d. 1641
Mary UNKNOWN, d. 21 Dec 1683
Died 2 Sept 1675.
Have we confirmed that he was son of Edward Lincolne and Bridget Gilman?

2. Thomas Lincoln, (the Husbandman)

Came from Wymondham in the County of Norfolk, Eng
Settle in Hingham 1638, resided in Hingham or Windham
Born December 22, 1622, son of Joan and brother of Stephen Lincoln
Married Margaret Langer, dau. of Richard Langer, who 5 Mar 1693/94 in Hingham
Caleb, Oct. 8, 1643, d. young
Joshua, bpt. May 3, 1645 (twin) Died 21 Apr 1694.
Caleb, bpt. May 3, 1645 (twin) Died 9 Dec 1715.
Susanna, bpt. Aug. 16, 1646.
Mary, born Feb. 10, 1647-48 (bpt. Apr. 23, 1648).
Sarah, bpt. Sept. 29,1650.
Thomas, born Dec. 22, 1652. Died 28 Sep 1698 in Plymouth MA.
Daniel, bpt. May 14, 1654, d. 14 Feb. 1669-70.
Elizabeth, born Dec. 2, 1656. Died Dec 28, 1741.
Ephraim, born Nov. 1, 1659, d. 28 Jan the following year.
Ruth, born Nov. 19, 1662. Died April 10, 1751.
Died August 16, 1692

2. Thomas Lincoln, (the Miller)

Came to America and settled in Hingham in 1635
Removed to Taunton before 16655
Elizabeth Street, widow, married as 2nd wife 1655
Samuel b. 1637
Thomas b. 5/16/1638
John b. Feb 1639
Mary b. 10/16/1642
Died/ Will proved 1684

4. Thomas Lincoln, (the Cooper), also known as the "maltster", resided in Hingham or Windham

Settled in Hingham about 1635/36.
Wife: Anis/Avith Lane
Thomas, born May 6, 1633
Joseph, born Nov 20, 1640
Benjamin, born May 7, 1643
Deborah, born Aug 3, 1645. Married Samuel Thaxter on June 13, 1678.
Sarah, born Oct 5, 1650.
Will proved 17 Oct. 1692

THOMAS LINCOLN is one of eight Lincoln's mentioned in the early records of Hingham, Plymouth, MA. It is thought that they all came from Hingham in Norfolk County, England. The same names which appear in Hingham, MA, also appear on the records of St. Andrew's Church in Old Hingham, for more than a century before these emigrants came to New England.

Five of the eight are known to be two sets of brothers. Four of the eight have the name, "Thomas". The eight are often distinquished from each other by their occupations.

  • three brothers –> Daniel "unmarried" --> Samuel "the weaver" (ancestor of President Lincoln) ---> Thomas "the weaver"
  • two brothers –> Stephen --> Thomas "the husbandman"
  • relationship unknown –> Daniel "the Sergeant" --> Thomas "the cooper" -->


Which Thomas was this one:

Birth & Christening Record (Indexed) - Thomas Lincolne, England Births and Christenings,



About Thomas Lincoln

1. Thomas, styled the "weaver," was a bro. of Daniel Lincoln the "husbandman," who d. here unm., 5 Apr. 1644; and also of Samuel Lincoln, Sr., who was a younger bro. Thomas the "weaver" came to New Eng. in 1633 with his cousin Nicholas Jacob, and resided for ab. two years at Watertown and Charlestown. He had a grant of land in Hing. at Weary-all (Otis) Hill in 1635; and July 3, 1636, a house-lot of five acres on the south side of Town (South) St. He was twice m.; but I have not ascertained the surname of either of his wives. The chris. name of his first was Susanna. She d. March, 1641. The chris. name of his sec. w. was Mary. She survived him, and d. in Hing. 21 Dec. 1683, being then, as the record says, "an aged woman." He d. in Hing. 2 Sept. 1675, leaving no ch. His will, which is without date, was witnessed by Edmund Pitts and Josiah Loring. It was presented at Boston, 26 Oct. 1675. In that instrument he bequeaths "all my moveables, and land, orchards, gardens, and meadows to Mary Lincoln, my beloved wife. After her decease, Daniel Lincoln, my nephew, and son of my brother Samuel, shall have the house-lot I now dwell upon which was given me by the town of Hingham; also, one half of my salt-meadow at Abraham's well, and one half of my planting lot at Weary-all Hill. To Samuel Lincoln, my nephew, the eldest son of my brother Samuel, the house-lot I formerly purchased of Jarvis Goold, deceased. Also to my brother Samuel a specified sum; and to my other nephews and nieces who are the children of my brother Samuel, viz.: Mary Lincoln, Mordecai Lincoln, Thomas Lincoln, Martha Lincoln, and Sarah Lincoln," sums varying from £5 to £12, each. As no mention is made of Samuel's youngest dau. Rebecca, it is more than prob. that the will was made before her birth.[citation needed]

Great Migration Profile

Thomas Lincoln, weaver, has been profiled in the Great Migration series.[2] Highlights include:

  • Baptized Hingham, Norfolk, 27 Nov 1601, son of Edward and Bridget (Gilman) Lincoln (citing The American Genealogist, 11:193-94)
  • Died Hingham 2 Sept 1675 (citing NEHGR, 121:197)
  • Married twice:
    • by 1641 Susanna ____ who died Hingham in March 1641/42 (citing NEHGR 121:13)
    • after March 1641/2 Mary ____; she died Hingham 21 Dec 1683 "an aged woman" (citing NEHGR 121:213)
  • no recorded children
  • Brother of Daniel who died at Hingham 1644
  • Brother of Samuel Lincoln
  • nephew of Nicholas Jacob of Watertown

Last Will & Testament

Undated, but probated 26 Oct 1675, [3]

After leaving most to his wife Mary (named), he makes bequests to his nephews and nieces, children of his brother Samuel (to whom he gives 5 pounds):

  • Daniel Lincoln
  • Samuell Lincoln
  • Mary Lincolne
  • Mordicah Lincolne
  • Thomas Lincolne
  • Martha Lincolne
  • Sarah Lincolne

On 19 July 1680, widow Mary Liincoln joined with her husband' other heirs to sell her part of the thirty acre lot "lately granted to Thomas Lyncolne late of said Hingham weaver now eceased and to Samuel Lyncoln Senr of the said Hingham and brother to the said Thomas Lyncoln".[4]


  1. Entered by Anonymous Large, Jun 28, 2013
  2. Robert Charles Anderson, Great Migration Begins..., Boston, MA: NEHGS (1995), p 1187-
  3. Anderson, p 1187 citing S[ussex?] Probate Records 6:97-99
  4. Anderson, p 1188, citing SLR 13:324-26

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On 15 Jun 2018 at 17:09 GMT Ellen Smith wrote:

On 3 Oct 2016 at 19:02 GMT Robin Lee wrote:

I am turning this profile back over to the project as others certainly believe they know best about this profile.

On 17 Oct 2013 at 21:27 GMT Anonymous (Lindt) Large wrote:

Do not remove the Suffix on these guys you'll just make a mess out of it

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