Thomas Yale was born about 1616 , in Plas Grono, Wales. He was the son of Thomas and Anne (Lloyd) Yale. In 1637, he sailed for Boston in the Hector of London with his mother, stepfather, brother, sister, stepbrother, and 2 stepsisters. They settled in New Haven, Connecticut, in 1638 or early 1639.
Thomas married Mary Turner of New Haven. They had 3 sons, and 5 daughters. Thomas died in New Haven on March 27, 1683. Mary died in New Haven on October 15, 1704.
An Inventory of his estate was taken on 7 May 1683, and valued at £479:05:03. A county court, held on 24 June 1684, made an adjustment, since the widow and children could not reach an agreement. Thomas wrote no will, but declared his mind. The estate was divided by the court among the widow Mary, sons John, Thomas and Nathan, daughters Abigail Yale, Elizabeth Yale, Mary wife of Joseph Ives, and the wife of Enos Talmage.
Thomas Yale and Mary Turner had eight children:
↑ 1.01.11.2 Jacobus, Donald Lines (compiler). Families of Ancient New Haven, Vol I-VIII. and Index Vol IX New Haven: 1931. Reprint, Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1974, 1981, 1997. Originally published as New Haven Genealogical Magazine, Volumes I-VIII. Rome, NY and New Haven, CT 1922-1932. p. 2031/2