Note: Married: Elizabeth White Children 1. Thomas GARDNER b: 4 Mar 1590/1592 in , Dorset, England 2. Joseph GARDNER b: 1601 in Dorchester, Dorset, England 3. Katherine GARDNER b: ABT 1613 in Little Bourton, Oxford, England 4. Josiah GARDNER b: ABT 1615 in Little Bourton, Oxford, England 5. Hannah GARDNER b: ABT 1617 in Little Bourton, Oxford, England 6. Mary GARDNER b: ABT 1619 in Little Bourton, Oxford, England 7. Martha GARDNER b: ABT 1620 in Little Bourton, Oxford, England 8. Stephen GARDNER b: ABT 1621 in Little Bourton, Oxford, England 9. Timothy GARDNER b: ABT 1623 in Little Bourton, Oxford, England Thomas was overseer of the plantation on Cape Ann. Thomas Gardner, the first of the Salem stock, came over in 1624 from Dorsetshire, England, near which the name had flourished for more than three centuries, and settled, under the auspices of the DorchesterCompany and Rev. John White, with thirteen others, at Gloucester, Cape Ann, upon the grant of Lord Sheffield to Robert Cushman and Edward Winslow, made in January of that year. Mr. Gardner was overseer of the plantation, John Tyler of the fisheries, Robert Conant soon after being appointed governor. Not realizing the success they anticipated in forming a colony, they removed, in 1626, to Naumkeag, or Salem, which continued the home of Mr. Gardner and his descendants down to this present Century. He died in 1635. Source: 1. Gardner History and Genealogy, P. 27, Author: Lillian May and Charles Morris Gardner, Call Number: CS71.G226.
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