||Anthony Thompson Sr. migrated to New England during the Puritan Great Migration (1620-1640).|
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"THOMPSON. There were three early families of the name: the brothers William, John & Anthony, of whom William died without children on 24 April 1683 [Vital statistics, New Haven]."
"First European Settlers. These were a company of English Puritans, led by John Davenport and Theophilus Eaton. . . . The company [which included the three Thompson brothers,] sailed from London in the 'Hector' and another vessel whose name has not been preserved, and arrived at Boston, June 26, 1637. . . . In April, 1638, the whole party arrived from Boston [to Quinnipiac]. . . . Sept. 1, 1640, the General Court [of Quinnipiac] ordered the name changed to New Haven. In the names of those who commenced the settlement, is Anthony Thompson, four persons in his family; estate, 150 pounds; lands in the first division, 17 1/2 acres; lands in the neck, 3 1/2 acres; meadows, 9 1/2 acres; lands in the second division, 38 acres. . . . 'Seating the Meeting House in 1647. First for the men's seats, viz: the middle seats have to sit in them.' Anthony Thompson was assigned to seat 6, William Thompson was assigned to seat 7."[pp 7-9]
"ANTHONY THOMPSON, died September 1648 (New Haven Probate); married (1) _____; married (2) Katharine _____; she married (2) 14 July 1652 (Vital statistics, New Haven) — Nicholas Camp of Milford."[p 199]. "The Proprietors' records contain several references to payment of portions to Anthony's children, by 'Kattern Camp,' the children mentioned being John, Hannah, Liddia, Ebenezer, Anthony, and Bridget."[p 199]
Approximately 1631. Anthony Thompson's first marriage, probably in England. Spouse's name unknown. Date solely based on birth of son Anthony in December, 1634.
1637, June 26. Arrival in Boston of the three Thompson brothers and families aboard the Hector and another ship from England.[p 7]
1639, June 4. "Anthony Thompson with other male church members, signed the Colony Compact, at a meeting held in Robert Newman's barn."[p 9]
1640, September 1. The General Court [of Quinnipiac] ordered the name changed to New Haven.[p 8]
1644. Marriage of Anthony Thompson and Katherine _____, probably in New Haven Colony, British America. Date based solely on baptism date of daughter Hannah on 8 June 1645.
1647, March 23. Nuncupative will of Anthony Thompson mentions eldest son, son Anthony, daughter Bridget (from former wife), other daughters, wife, brothers William and John.[p 199]
The parentage of the three Thompson brothers (William, Anthony, and John) is unknown. In his 1912 article in the New England Historical and Genealogical Register, Donald Lines Jacobus states that "[t]he earlier generations of the Thompson families of East Haven and of New Haven have been confused, and the published accounts are inaccurate without exception." He continues, and shows evidence, that the three Thompson brothers of New Haven were not the sons of Henry Thompson of Lenham, County Kent, England nor the sons of Thomas Thompson of Pethem, County Kent. He points out that the previously published "pedigree must be abandoned." These previously published pedigrees are the History of Goshen by A. G. Hibbard, 1897; the Marks-Platt Ancestry by E. H. Lines, 1902, pp. 46-50; and several other accounts. The reader is directed to Mr. Jacobs article for details.[pp 198-199]
According to Jacobus, "John Thompson, 'farmer,' of East Haven, apparently was not related to the three brothers who founded the New haven family."[pp 197]
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