Thomas Axtell was born 26 January 1619 in Berkhampstead, Hertfordshire, England to William Axtell (1587-1636) and Thomasine Cutler (1591-1633) and died 6 March 1646 Sudbury, Middlesex County, Massachusetts of unspecified causes. He married Mary Rice (1619-1680) May 1638 .

Research Notes

Thomas Axtell is the progenitor of all early Axtell generations in America. He is believed to be related to Daniel Axtell the regicide.

Records show a Thomas Axtell born in Hertfordshire in 1619 and then jump to his arrival in Sudbury, Massachusetts in 1642.

There is no proof that Mary Rice (1619-1680) (aka Mary Rice Axtell Maynard) actually married Thomas Axtell. But this is based on a strong theory that both the Axtell and Rice families were neighbors in Hertfordshire.

  1. Mary Axtell (1639-1704)
  2. Henry Axtell (1641-1676) - killed in King Philip's War, indian raid on Sudbury, Massachusetts.
  3. Lydia Axtell (1644-1717)
  4. Hannah Axtell (1646-bef1683)


Offspring of Mary Rice Axtell Maynard and Thomas Axtell (1619-1645)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Mary Axtell (1639-1704) 25 September 1639 Berkhamstead, Hertfordshire, England 14 April 1704 Sudbury, Middlesex County, Massachusetts John Goodenow (1635-1721)
Henry Axtell (1641-1676) 13 October 1641 Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, England 21 April 1676 Sudbury, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Hannah Merriam (1645-1680)
Lydia Axtell (1644-1717)
Hannah Axtell (1646-bef1683)



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