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Thomas Sargent (1643 - 1706)

Lt. Thomas Sargent
Born in Salisbury, Essex, Massachusetts Baymap
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Husband of — married 2 Mar 1667 in Salisbury, Essex, Massachusettsmap
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Died in Amesbury, Essex, Massachusetts Baymap
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Thomas was the third child and eldest son of William and Elizabeth Sargent. Born in Salisbury Massachusetts on June 11, 1643, he died on February 27, 1706. He was a farmer and resided at Bear Hill.

Before Major Robert Pike on December 20, 1677, he took the oath of allegiance and fidelity at Amesburv. Thomas held public office and was quite a prominent man in civil affairs and a lieutenant in the militia.

He married Rachel Barnes of Amesbury and Salisbury on January 2, 1667. She died in 1719. Both were buried in the "Ferry Cemetery." Their children were as follows: Thomas (died young), John (died young), Mary, Hannah, Thomas, Rachel, Jacob, William, Joseph, Judith (died young), Judith, and John.

At the age of 25 and prior to his marriage to Rachel, Thomas was involved in a scandal with Sarah (Osgood) Colby, who was 15 years old at the time. Sarah was pregnant and testified that Thomas was the father of the child. Thomas was found not guilty by the court, but Sarah's family continued to claim that the daughter, Elizabeth, was Thomas's child.

His will was dated February 8, 1706 and probated at Salem on April 8, 1706. In it he names: [1]

  • wife Rachel
  • two eldest sons Thomas and Jacob
  • daughters Mary Sandis/Saunders and Rachel Currier
  • son William
  • son Joseph
  • daughter Hannah Somes
  • son John
  • daughter Judith Sargent
  • eldest son Thomas and wife Rachel to be sole executors [1]

His estate inventory, taken on March 27, 1706/7 was valued at L452 14s 10d with about L360 in real estate. [1]

Research notes

Amesbury Births

Sargent, Thomas, s, Thomas and Rachell (Barnes), Feb. 24, 1669. CTR (p. 226)
Sargent, John, s. Thomas and Rachell (Barnes), Mar. 27, 1672. NCTR (p. 218)
Sargent, Mary, d. Thomas and Rachell, Oct. 14, 1684. (p. 221)
Sargent, Thomas, s. Thomas and Rachell (Barnes), Nov. 15, 1676. NCTR (p. 226)
Sargant, Jacob, s. Thomas and Rachell (Barnes), Oct. 1, 1678. CTR (p. 210)
Sargant, William, s. Thomas and Rachell (Barnes), Dec. 1, 1680. CTR (p. 210)
Sargant, Rachell, d. Thomas and Rachell (Barnes), Aug. 12, 1683. CTR (p. 210)
Sargant, Hanah, d. Thomas and Rachell (Barnes), July 23, 1685. CTR (p. 210)
Sargent, Jospeh 6th (twin) s. Thomas and Rachel, June [2nd TC] 1687. (p. 219)
Sargent, Judith 4th, (twin) d. Thomas and Rachel, June [2nd TC] 1687. (p. 219)
Sargent, Judith 5th, d. Thomas and Rachel, July 1, 1689. (p. 219)
Sargent, John, s. Thomas and Rachel (Barnes), May 18, 1692. (p. 218)

Amesbury Marriages

Sargent, Thomas, and Rachell Barnes, Mar. 2, 1668. CTR (p. 475)
Sargent, Thomas, and Mary Stevens, Dec. 17, 1702. (p. 475)
Sargent, Jacob, and Gatterit Davis, int. Nov. 2, 1700. (p. 470)
Sargent, Hannah, and William Somes of Gloucester, July 13, 1704. (470)
Sargent, John, and Hannah Quinby, Jan. 12, 1713-14. (p. 470)
Sargent, Joseph, widr., and Sarah Currier of Salisbury, wid. Daniel, Apr. 8, 1731. (p. 471)
Sargent, Rachel, and William Currier, Dec. 14, 1704. (p. 473)

Amesbury Deaths

Sargent, Thomas, sr., Feb. 27, 1705-6. (p. 585)
Sargent, Thomas, s. Thomas and Rachell (Barnes), Mar. 18, 1669-70. CTR (p. 585)
Sargent, Judeth, 4th, d. Thomas and Rachel (Barnes), May 22, 1688. (p. 583)
Sargent, John, s. Thomas and Rachell (Barnes), Nov. 9, 1690. (p. 282)
Sargent, William, s. Thomas and Rachel (Barnes), Aug. 15, 1711. (p. 585)
Sargent, Judeth, d. Thomas and Rachel (Barnes), Sept. 15, 1715. (p. 583)
Sargent, [2]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Case 24698: p. 1-6: Essex County, MA: Probate File Papers, 1638-1881.Online database. New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2014. (From records supplied by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Archives.)
  2. Vital Records of Amesbury, Massachusetts to the End of the Year 1849, The Topsfield Historical Society, Topsfield, Massachusetts, 1913,
  • Genealogical and Personal Memoirs Relating to the Families of Boston and Eastern Massachusetts, Volume 3. Genealogical and Personal Memoirs Relating to the Families of Boston and Eastern Massachusetts. William Richard Cutter, Editor. Publisher, Lewis historical Publishing Company, 1908. Online: [2]
  • The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Ancestral File (R), Copyright (c) 1987, June 1998, data as of 5 January 1998. Ancestral File Number NRJ0-5R


  • WikiTree profile Sargent-508 created through the import of Putnam2-1_2010-01-02_2011-02-16_2011-10-11.ged on Oct 12, 2011 by John Putnam. See the Changes page for the details of edits by John and others.

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Thomas Sargent (1643) was a farmer who resided on "Bear Hill" in what is now Merrimac, on the farm where my mother Barbara Sargent was later born in 1938.

His children include Thomas, Jr. (1676) and John Sargent (1692), both of whom are ancestors of mine.

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