||Thomas Loring migrated to New England during the Puritan Great Migration (1620-1640).|
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Thomas Loring, son of Deacon Thomas Loring, born at Axminster, England, baptized March 5, 1625-6.
Thomas came to New England with his parents when he was about eight years old circa 1634. 
He married at Hingham, December 16, 1657, Hannah, daughter of Nicholas and Mary Jacob. 
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,
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