Thompson, Lt John

Male 1617 - 1696  (~ 79 years)


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  • Name Thompson, John 
    Prefix Lt 
    Born Feb 1616/7  The north of Wales Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    AFN 27ZR-83 
    Died 16 Jun 1696  Middleboro, Plymouth CO., Mass Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I3384  32 Generations
    Last Modified 20 Jun 2011 

    Family Cooke, Mary,   b. 22 May 1627, Plymouth Colony, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Mar 1714/5, Abington, Mass Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years) 
    Married 26 Dec 1645  Plymouth Colony, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Thompson, Mary,   b. Abt 1650, Dartmouth, Bristol CO., Mass Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 May 1723, Plymouth Colony, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 73 years)
    Family ID F2812  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Lieut. John Thompson, a man of evident consequence in the colony. He was supposed to be of Scotish origin - was born in Wales in 1616. He came to this country in 1622, landing in Plymouth. With a friend he built the first frame meeting-house in Plymouth in 1637. In return for his labors the town gave him a deed of land. As lieutenant he served in king Philips war equipped with a gun, brass pistol, sword, and scabbard. The gun was 7ft. 4 1/2 Inches long and weighed over 20 pounds. The sword was 3 ft. 5 1/2 inches in length. Both sword and gun are now in Pilgrim Hall, Plymouth. He closed his industrious and useful life june 16, 1696 - was buried in the First Burying Ground Middleborough. His grave is marked by a small stone which is said to be the second one erected - on which is the following inscription:

      "In memory of Lieut John Thompson who died June ye 16, 1696, in ye 80th year of his age this is a debt to nature due which I have paid and so must you"

      Mary his wife died mar 21, 1714, buried in same place with her husband..