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Thomas Loring (abt. 1626 - 1678)

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Thomas Loring
Born about in Axminster, Devon, Englandmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married 16 Dec 1657 in Hingham, Massachusetts, America (USA)map
Descendants descendants
Died in Hull, Suffolk, Massachusetts Baymap
Profile last modified 21 Oct 2019 | Created 31 May 2009
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Thomas Loring, son of Deacon Thomas Loring, born at Axminster, England, baptized March 5, 1625-6.[1]

Thomas came to New England with his parents when he was about eight years old circa 1634. [2]

He married at Hingham, December 16, 1657, Hannah, daughter of Nicholas and Mary Jacob. [3]

Thomas Loring, Jr., was a worthy successor of his father in Hull; was a selectman of the town in 1671, 1674 and 1675. He died at his residence in Hull in the year 1678; the date is not on record, but it was between December 24 when he made his will, and February 25 when the inventory of his estate was made, in what they then called the "twelfth month" of the year; the will was proved March 12.

After the widow had married her second husband, Stephen French, and the children had come to a lawful age, or had been married, a division was made according to the provisions of the will, namely; certain lands to Mrs. French; money portions to the daughters, Hannah, wife of Jeremiah Gushing, and Deborah, wife of John Gushing, Jr.; and the lands in Hull, Hingham, Gonehasset and Boston were apportioned to the sons Thomas, David and Caleb,


  1. Benjamin b. in 1662. (No further account.)
  2. Hannah bapt. at Hingham, Apr. 2, 1665; m. (1) June 5, 1685, Rev. Jeremiah Cushing; m. (2) John Barker, Esq., of Scituate.
  3. Thomas b. Mar. 15, 1667-8.
  4. Deborah b. Mar. 15, 1667-8; m. May 20, 1687, John Cushing, Jr., Chief Justice of Plymouth court and a judge in the Supreme Court of Massachusetts.
  5. David b. Sept. 15, 1671
  6. Caleb b. June 9, 1674.
  7. Abigail b. Feb. 5, 1676; d. Feb. 1, 1678.


  1. "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975," database, FamilySearch ( : accessed 31 March 2016), Thomas Loring, 05 Mar 1626; citing Axminster, Devon, England, reference ; FHL microfilm 916,807.
  2. The Great Migration Begins Vol. 4 page 343.
  3. The Great Migration Begins Vol. 4 page 343.

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posted by Beryl Meehan
Loring-422 and Loring-4 appear to represent the same person because: See pages 9 and 13 of the Loring Genealogy. Deborah fits in between Thomas and David. The date of 1625 is in error and should be 1626 as it is given as 5th March 1625-6.
Loring-802 and Loring-4 appear to represent the same person because: Same name, similar dates
posted by Bob Tonsmeire
This profile has been identified as a duplicate by an Arborist. Please review the proposed merge with Loring-451 (see below). If they are duplicates, please approve the merge. If you have questions or would like assistance please ask me or any other Arborist. Thank you.

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