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Thomas King was born circa 1615 in England and died 3 October 1644 Watertown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts of unspecified causes. He married Mary Barnard (1610-1654) 1639 in Massachusetts.

Thomas was born in England c. 1615, died in Watertown, Mass. 3 Dec 1644 (according to the Lancaster, MA vital records), but the Watertown vital records say he was buried on that date. He married c. 1639 Mary _______, b. say 1620, d. by about 1661 when her second husband had a child with his third wife. As to the death date of 7 Dec 1654 ascribed to Mary, Anderson, Sanborn and Sanborn, in the Great Migration Series, call this date "suspiciously similar to the date of death of Thomas King, her first husband." Mary's maiden name has been given in some accounts as Barnard, but it was a different, and younger, Thomas King who was associated with the Barnard family.

On 30 April 1634, Thomas, aged 19, was enrolled at Ipswich, England as a passenger for New England aboard the ship Francis. Thomas was involved in trade with the natives, and with a Mr. Symons built a trucking house in what is now Lancaster, Mass. In the fall of 1644 Thomas King and others were acting as agents for John Winthrop, Jr., acquiring land from the Indians for mining purposes, and on 27 November 1644 Thomas signed an agreement with Winthrop. However, Thomas died just a few days following this negotiation. His inventory was not dated, but was presented at court on 23 April 1645, amounting to 30 pounds of real estate, but the personal estate was not totaled. His inventory included tools of iron and carpenter's tools. Following his death, his widow, Mary, married on 9 March 1644/5 James Cutler, b. c. 1606, d. Lexington, MA 17 July 1694.


Offspring of Thomas King and Mary Barnard (1610-1654)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Thomas King (1640-1644)
Mary King (1642-1694)
Hannah King (1644-1690)



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