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Thomas Yale (1616 - 1683)

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Thomas Yale
Born in Plas Grono, Walesmap
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Died in New Haven, Connecticutmap
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Categories: Magna Carta | Gateway Ancestors | Hector, sailed 1637 | New Haven, New Haven Colony | New Haven, Connecticut Colony | Signers of the New Haven Fundamental Agreement | Puritan Great Migration.

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Thomas Yale was born about 1616[1] , in Plas Grono, Wales.[2] 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.[2] 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.[1] 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.[3]


Thomas Yale and Mary Turner had eight children:[1]

  1. John Yale, b. c. 1646
  2. Thomas Yale, b. c. 1648
  3. Mary Yale, b. 16 Oct 1650; m. Joseph Ives
  4. Nathaniel Yale, b. 3 Jan 1652
  5. Martha Yale, b. 6 May 1655
  6. Abigail Yale, b. 5 May 1660; m. Moses Mansfield
  7. Hannah Yale b. 6 July 1662; m. Enos Talmadge
  8. Elizabeth Yale b. 29 Jan 1667; m. Joseph Pardee


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 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
  2. 2.0 2.1 Richardson, Douglas, Royal Ancestry: A Study in Colonial & Medieval Families 5 Volumes (By the author, Salt Lake City, UT, 2013)
  3. "Abstracts of the Early Probate Records of New Haven, Book 1, Part I, 1647-1687." New England Historical and Genealogical Register. 81:135. 1927. link American Ancestors
  • Richardson, Douglas and Kimball G. Everingham. Magna Carta Ancestry. Genealogical Publishing Co., 2011. Page 395.
  • Lineage Papers of Robert Forsyth Little, Jr. for the Society of the Colonial Wars.
  • Royal Ancestry Vol. V, p. 439
  • An Index of Ancestors and Roll of Members of the Society of Colonial Wars: The Honor Roll, Services of Members of the Society During the World War, 1917-1918 (Google eBook). General Society of Colonial Wars (U.S.). By authority of the General Assembly, 1922 - World War, 1914-1918 - 913 pages
  • Donald Lines Jacobus, Families of Ancient New Haven ([CD]Baltimore, Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1981[originally]Rome, N.Y. and New Haven, Conn., 1922-1932), vol 6, p 1346.
  • Donald Lines Jacobus, Families of Ancient New Haven, vol 1, p 202.
  • Donald Lines Jacobus, Families of Ancient New Haven, vol 4, p 910.
  • Donald Lines Jacobus, Families of Ancient New Haven, vol 1, p 241.
  • Donald Lines Jacobus, Families of Ancient New Haven, vol 8, p 2031.
  • Lineage of Jeremiah Mead, Jr., of Greenwich, Connecticut, Soldier of the American Revolution (Middletown, Connecticut, 1958) Page 17?

Some of the above information has been provided by Bob Kenistion of the Magna Carta Project

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On 25 Nov 2017 at 04:38 GMT Anne B wrote:

I plan to add information to Thomas and his descendants in my line.

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