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William Thorp (1601 - 1679)

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William Thorp aka Thorpe, Tharp
Born in Claybrook, Leicester, Englandmap
Brother of [half], , [half] and [half]
Husband of — married in New Haven, New Haven Colonymap
Husband of — married in New Haven, Connecticutmap
Descendants descendants
Died in New Haven, New Haven, Connecticutmap
Profile last modified | Created 22 Aug 2014
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Categories: Signers of the New Haven Fundamental Agreement.

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Biography

Birth: 1601 Claybrook, Leicester, England [1]

Arrival Date: 1635 Place: Island of Providence

"William of New Haven d 1679 m 1st Elizabeth Rest, m 2nd 8 Oct 1662 New Haven Margaret widow of Robert PIGG

Children by 1st wife

  1. Nathaniel (bapt 1640 - 1709) m 1st Mary FORD [daug of Timothy FORD] m 2nd Sarah BROOKS [daug of John BROOKS, widow of Benjamin ROBBINS]
  2. Elizabeth (Born 1633)
  3. John (1643-1720) - had a natural child by Rebecca POTTER [they were not married] John m Hannah FROST [daug of Daniel FROST]
  4. Samuel (1644 - 1728) m 1st Mary BENTON [daug of Edward Benton & Alice PURDEN] m 2nd Mary ------
  5. Eleazer (1649-1649) Died 5 weeks after birth

Arrival to New England, from England, 1635

[1] "Genealogies of Connecticut Families: From the New England Historical and Genealogical Register, Volume 1", page 484, Genealogical Publishing Com, 1983 - Connecticut-Documentation of being one of the founders of New Haven. Also documentation of arrival to New England, from England, in 1635, "being then thirty years of age"

[2] "U.S. and Canada, Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s" Source Bibliography: COLKET, MEREDITH B., JR. Founders of Early American Families: Emigrants from Europe, 1607-1657. Cleveland: General Court of the Order of Founders and Patriots of America, 1975. 366p-Documentation of arrival to New England, 1635

Arrival to New Haven, 1637

[3] "Founders of Early American Families: Emigrants from Europe, 1607-1657", page 289, by Meredith Bright Colket; General Court of the Order of Founders and Patriots of America, 1975-Documentation of arrival to New England in 1635, BEFORE arriving to New Haven, in 1637

Made a Freeman, New Haven, Connecticut, 1639

[4] "RECORDS OF THE COLONY and PLANTATION of NEW HAVEN, From 1638 to 1649" by Charles J. Hoadley; Published by Tiffany and Company, 1857

Residency and Property Owner, New Haven, Connecticut, 1641

[5] "RECORDS OF THE COLONY and PLANTATION of NEW HAVEN, From 1638 to 1649" by Charles J. Hoadley; Published by Tiffany and Company, 1857-Documentation of owning property in New Haven, 1641

[6] "HISTORY of THE COLONY OF NEW HAVEN, To its absorption into CONNECTICUT", by Edward E. Atwater; The Journal Publishing Company, 1902

Marriages

[7] "Genealogies of Connecticut Families: From the New England Historical and Genealogical Register, Volume 1", page 484, Genealogical Publishing Com, 1983 - Connecticut-Documentation of his 2 wives, Elizabeth and Margaret Pigg

[8] "England Marriages, 1538–1973"-marriage to Elizabeth Rest-Oadby,Leicester,England, 22 Oct 1639

Children

[9] "Genealogies of Connecticut Families: From the New England Historical and Genealogical Register, Volume 1", page 484, Genealogical Publishing Com, 1983 - Connecticut-Documentation of children, Elizabeth, Nathaniel, John, Eleazer, and Samuel

Death

[10] "New England Marriages Prior to 1700", page 740 – Clarence Almon Torrey, Elizabeth Petty Bentley-Documentation of year of death, 1679

[11] "Founders of Early American Families: Emigrants from Europe, 1607-1657", page 289, by Meredith Bright Colket; General Court of the Order of Founders and Patriots of America, 1975-Documentation of death date, 8 Nov 1679

Not the same "William Thorp" of Boston, MA

This William is not the same William Thorp, who arrived in Boston, MA, in 1637 [12] U.S. and Canada, Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s.

This is not the "William Thorp" of Island of Providence

The William Thorp, depicted on this profile page, arrived in 1635, from England, to New England (see "Arrival to New England, from England, 1635", above) However, there is documentation that there was a William Thorp, who also arrived, in 1635, from England, but he arrived in the Island of Providence [13] with the following notation attached to this document: "Source Bibliography: DRAKE, SAMUEL G. Result of Some Researches Among the British Archives for Information Relative to the Founders of New England: Made in the Years 1858, 1859, and 1860. Originally collected for and published in The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, and now corrected and enlarged. Boston: The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, 1860. 143p. Reprinted with corrections by Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore, 1963. 131p." Note that this document states that corrections were made against the original recordings and that this document is the correct document. According to [14], "Founders of Early American Families: Emigrants from Europe, 1607-1657", page 289, by Meredith Bright Colket; General Court of the Order of Founders and Patriots of America, 1975, the William Throp, depicted on this profile, DID arrive to New England, BEFORE going to New Haven BUT there is no mention WHERE he landed, upon arrival from England, He could very well have arrived in the Island of Providence, before moving to New Haven, 2 years later, to have and raise his children, before dying in 1679, in New Haven. However, I have been informed that the William Thorp who was in the Island of Providence, died in 1640 and that's not the case, here.

Sources

  1. "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"-Parents, John and Ane; Birth: 10 Oct 1601 at Claybrook, Leicester, England https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JQYC-72Q

See also:

  • "Families of Ancient New Haven" (Online database. AmericanAncestors.org. New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2008.) Originally published as New Haven genealogical magazine. vols. I-VIII. Compiled by Donald Lines Jacobus. 8 vols. Rome, New York: Clarence D. Smith, 1923-1932, vol 7, pg 1776-1777




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On 27 Apr 2015 at 15:26 GMT S (Hill) Willson wrote:

Is there source data that the William Thorp that was born to John and Ann in England in 1601 is actually this same William? I did find the birth info in familysearch.org, but I'm just not sure it is the same person.

Also, he was married prior to arriving in New England, from the source listed in the bio.

On 23 Aug 2014 at 01:02 GMT Nalani Marie Kupau Briggs wrote:

I have provided documentation that this William Thorp arrived in New England, in 1635 and that he died in 1679 so this is not the William Thorp who was killed/captured in 1640, at the Island of Providence. Also, in 1637, William Thorp, depicted on this profile, was in New Haven in 1640, providing further proof that he can't be the one, at Island of Providence.

On 22 Aug 2014 at 15:53 GMT Ernest Thorpe wrote:

This was not the William of New Haven, The Isle of Providence has nothing to do with Ct. This guy was the son of John Thorpe of Wansfell. Our William was fro Nottingham and likely born March 8 160t ni Headon. I am a direct descendant of William through his son John and I have submitted DNA. This common mistake comes from Shelton Thorpe (fairfield ct and Robert Wakeman also of fairfield) whom in research about 1860 found the manifest of the Expectation, a ship from London to Isle of Providence in 1635 listing this William and family. His work was published in NEG&H and never corrected. This William was a military man hired by the Providence Island Company to support one of the forts on Providence. Likely was killed or captured when Spanish captured Island in 1640. No information showing that this William ever came to New England.

On 2 Apr 2014 at 06:15 GMT Michelle (Bairfield) Brooks wrote:

On 1 Apr 2014 at 17:05 GMT Michelle (Bairfield) Brooks wrote:

I believe I finally have removed all the connections between Thorpe-438 of Nottingham, then Connecticut, and Thorpe-103 of Wanswell, then Virginia.



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