Continued: http://www.paulasgenealogy.com/thirdgen.htm Thomas was born in 1623.2,3 He was the son of Robert Burnham and Mary Andrews. Thomas, probably brother to John, was with him a soldier in an expedition to the Indians in 1643. Had privilege of commonage granted to him, February 1667. Granted liberty to set a saw mill upon Chebacco river, May, 1667. Corp'll Thomas, surveyor of highways, 1662, selectman, 1663, serg't 1669. His will dated 10 January 1694, being aged and infirmed; probated 29 September 1694; had formerly fiven to sons Thomas, John and James; gives to his six daughters, Mary, Johannah, Abigail, Ruth, Sarah and Hester what his wife had desired; residue to wife Mary. He marriedMary Lawrence circa 1645.4,5,6 Thomas died in June 1694 at Ipswich, Essex County, Massachusetts. Child of Thomas Burnham and Mary Lawrence b. 19 Jan 1646/47, d. 1728 Thomas Burnham THOMAS2 BURNHAM, SR. (ROBERT1) was born 1623 in England, and died May 19, 1694 in Ipswich, Massachusetts. He married MARY LAWRENCE 1645 in Ipswich, Massachusetts, daughter of THOMAS LAWRENCE and JOAN ANTROBUS. Notes for THOMAS BURNHAM, SR.: Lieutenant Thomas Burnham, one of the three brothers who came in 1635 from England in the ship Angel Gabriel, after being wrecked on the coast of Maine, settled at Chebacco (Ipswich), Mass. He joined the Pequot Expedition, 1636 or 7; was selectman in 1647, and on town committees; 1664 made sargeant of Ipswich company; 1665 made ensign; 1683 appointed Lieutenant; Deputy to the General Court in 1683, 1684 and 1685. In 1667, "Thomas Burnham is granted the privilege of erecting saw-mill on the Chebacco river near the falls;" 1657 "a road or way to be laid out through Thomas Burnham's land, across the swamp;" 1678 "Ensign Thomas Burnham, of Ipswich, has right of commonage according to law." He owned much real estate in Ipswich and also in Chebacco. His houses and farms were divided between his sons Thomas and James.--Burnham Genealogy Lt. Thomas Burnham also fought in the Pequot war and other Indian skirmishes even though a boy and when grown became a freeman of Chebacco. He was made a Selectman in 1647; Sergeant of the Ipswich Company in 1644; made Ensign in 1665 and was commissioned as Lieutenant in 1683. He was Deputy to the General Court from 1683 to 1685 and on town committees. In 1667 he was granted the privilege of erecting a saw mill on the Chebacco River. He owned much land both in Chebacco and in Ipswich which was divided between his sons, Thomas and James upon his death.Care must be taken not to confuse Thomas of Hartford with our Burnham ancestors. This Thomas who was born in 1617 also sailed from Gravesend, England about 1635, for the Barbados and soon after came to Conn., becoming a famous attorney. There are no records to Connect Thomas of Hartford with the other Burnhams. As Caroline Burnham, one of our Burnham cousins, so aptly put it, "Our Thomas Burnham crashed into America. The other one, Thomas Burnham of Hartford, landed safely in one piece." Obviously Thomas could not have been in the places at the same time, but this does not seem to deter those who attribute one Thomas with the deeds of another. Citations Hammatt Papers, Hammatt, Abraham. Warren, Arthur, Foster, Warren W. , pg 19; . Pioneers of MA, Pope, Charles Henry , pg 18. TAG, Jacobus, Donald , vol. 54 pg 168 . NEHGR Volume VIII, (1854) , vol. VIII pg 164. NEHGR Volume VI, (1852) , vol VI pg 245 . Founders and Patriots of America Index pg 37. Note from Thomas Scribner: This is my 8th great-grandfather according to the relationship calculator in my PAF software.
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