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Thomas, son of Thomas Lincoln, was baptized 28 Dec 1600 in All Saints Parish, Swanton Morley, Norfolk, England.
Thomas, the "cooper", and also known as the "maltster," came from the west of England, says tradition, and settled in Hingham about 1635-6. His name, however, does not appear upon our records until 1636, when there was granted unto Thomas Lincoln, cooper five acres of land at the west end of town for a house-lot, butting on the town street eastward, and upon the common westward, and with the land of Francis Smith northward, and with the land of Thomas Nichols southward." This lot he afterwards sold or exchanged for one on North Street, near Beal Street, which was his homestead. He also had a small triangular lot of land granted him subsequent to the first distribution of lots in 1635, at what is now the corner of North and Lincoln Streets. This (the triangular lot) he afterwards gave with malt-house, etc., to his youngest son, Benjamin. 
His wife, whom he married in England about 1630, was Anis, or Avith lane, a daughter of William Lane. She died in Hingham Feb. 13 or 14, 1682/83. Hingham town records say: "Annis Lincoln dyed 14 February, 1682-83." David Hobart, son of Rev. Peter Hobart, recorded the event in his diary as follows: "February 13, 1683. The wife of Thomas Lincoln the cooper dyed." At the time the present meeting-house of the First Parish was erected (1680-81), Thomas Lincoln, cooper, was one of the five elderly gentlemen to whom was assigned a sitting "in the second seate under ye pulpit;" while for Mrs. Lincoln a place was allotted "in the second seate next ye pew." He died at his residence on North St., West Hing., 28 Sept. 1691.
In his will, dated 13 July, 1688, proved 17 Oct. 1692, he mentions three sons and one daughter; son Joseph to have the home place. Joseph's son Nehemiah came next into possession, and having no issue he left it to his nephew Israel Lincoln. 
Children of Thomas Lincoln the Cooper, with his only wife Annis Lane were:
Thomas died 28 Sep 1691 at Hingham.
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