Harvey,  Thomas

Harvey, Thomas

Male 1617 - 1651  (34 years)

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  • Name Harvey, Thomas  [1, 2
    Born 1617  Somersetshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Died 1651  Taunton Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 4, 5
    Person ID I278  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 31 Mar 2017 

    Father Harvey, Thomas,   b. 1585, Ashill, Somersetshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1647, Ashill, Somersetshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 61 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Mother Collier, Joan 
    Relationship Natural 
    Married 22 Jun 1612  Ashill Parish, Somerset Co., England Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Family ID F189  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Andrews, Elizabeth,   b. 1614, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1717, Taunton Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 103 years) 
    Married Abt 1642  [3
    Children 
     1. Harvey, Thomas,   b. Abt 1643, Taunton, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1726, Taunton, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 83 years)  []
     2. Harvey, William,   b. 1645, Taunton Find all individuals with events at this location  []
     3. Harvey, John,   b. 1647, Taunton, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Jan 1705, Lyme, New London, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years)  []
    Last Modified 31 Mar 2017 21:29:03 
    Family ID F195  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1617 - Somersetshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 1651 - Taunton Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Ashill , Somerset
    Ashill , Somerset

    Documents
    North America, Family Histories, 1500-2000
    North America, Family Histories, 1500-2000

    Histories
    Thomas Harvey Story
    Thomas Harvey Story

  • Notes 


    • Colket, Meredith B., Jr. Founders of Early American Families:
      Emigrants... Cleveland: General Court of Order ..., 1975.
      Thomas arrived in Massachusetts in 1636. Pg. 137.
      William arrived in Massachusetts in 1636. Pg. 137.

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      The Harvey Book, Oscar Jewell Harvey, 1899, pages 35-37:

      THOMAS Harvey,(Thomas), born in Somersetshire, England, in 1617, came with his brother William to Dorchester, Mass., in
      1636. [Sec page 26 ante.] Two years later he was settled at Cohannet, as is evidenced by the following deposition recorded in Plymouth Colony Records, Deeds, Vol. I., p.38:

      "The deposition of Thomas Harvey of Cohannet yeoman aged xxj yeares or thereabout" (taken before Thomas Prince, gent., Goyr.. the eight day of Nov. in the xiiij yeare of his Maj’ Y Reigne of England 1638)."

      "The said Thomas Harvey deposeth and sayth, That he this deponent having a bond or writing under the hand and scale of Walter Knight, Carpenter, whereby the said Walter Knight stood endepted in the sume of five pounds sterling unto Mr. Christopher Derby, which was paid for his passage over, for which five Pounds is to be payed unto Mr. Richard Derby here, as this deponent was reading the same (at sd Knights re-quest) in the ship as they came over, the said Walter Knight snatched the said bond or writing out of this deponents hand and immediate! tore the same an pieces."

      Thomas Harvey was not one of the "first and ancient purchasers" of Cohannet (one reason for this being that he was under twenty-one years of age when the purchase was made), but between 1639 and 1642 he and thirteen others were adraitted as "proprietors of Taunton" upon the payment of twelve shillings each; by virtue of which payment, it was voted, the new proprietors - known as "12-shilling men" - had "“and shall have a right in future divisions of land."

      In 1643, by order of the General Court, a list of "all the males able to beare Armes from xvj Yeares old to 60 yeares, within the seurall
      Towneshipps," was made. Taunton’s list (see Plym. CoL Rec., VIII.: 195) contains fifty-four names, and the only Harvey in the list is "Thom Harvey." (His brother William was at this time living in Boston.)

      Thomas was married about 1642 to Elizabeth Andrews (born in England in 1614), sister of Henry Andrews* of Taunton. Thomas Harvey died in Taunton in 1651, aged thirty-four years; and a year or two later his widow was married to Francis Street of Taunton, to whom she bore a daughter named Mary, who was living in Taunton in 1724, unmarried. Francis Street died early in 1665 (William Harvey was one of the appraisers of his estate in June, ‘65), and on the 10th of the following December the widow Elizabeth was married (3d time) to Thomas Linkon, or Lincoln, the Taunton miller, whose grist.mill (built in 1652 or ‘3) stood on the west side of Mill River, between the present Cohannet and Winthrop streets.

      * HENRY Andrews was included in the list of freemen, from Cohannet dated 7 March, 1636; was one of the purchasers of Taunton in 1637; Was one of the Seven men admitted end sworn as freemen 4 Dec., 1638; was one of the Deputies to the General Court in 1639 when the town was first organized, and also in 1643, ‘4, ‘7 and ‘9. He built the first meeting-house in Taunton, in payment for Which (in whole or in part) the town conveyed so him the “calves’ pasture” in 1647. He died at Taunton in 1653, and in his will (dated 13 March, 1653, and recorded In Plym. Col. Records) bequeathed so his sister Elizabeth Harvey, " widow * * * in Taunton * * a cow which is now in the keeping of George Macey, which my will is shall belong so her children."

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  • Sources 
    1. [S134] Founders of Early American Families:, Colket, Meredith B., Jr.

    2. [S1188] North America, Family Histories, 1500-2000, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2016;), Book Title: The Harvey book : giving the genealogies of certain branches of the American families of Harvey, Nesbitt, Dixon and Jameson; and notes on many other families, together with numerous biographical sketches.

    3. [S526] The Harvey book : giving the genealogies of certain branches of the American families of Harvey, Nesbitt, Dixon, and Jameson, Oscar Jewell Harvey, (Location: Wilksbarre, PA; Date: 1899;), pages 36-37.

    4. [S763] Family Data Collection - Deaths, Edmund West, comp., (Name: The Generations Network, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2001;).
      Record for Thomas Harvey

    5. [S526] The Harvey book : giving the genealogies of certain branches of the American families of Harvey, Nesbitt, Dixon, and Jameson, Oscar Jewell Harvey, (Location: Wilksbarre, PA; Date: 1899;), pages 35-37.

    6. [S1095] Ancestry of Col. John Harvey, of Northwood, New Hampshire, John Harvey Treat, A.M., (Name: pivately printed; Location: Boston; Date: 1907;), page 5.
      Citing the Ashill Church Register: Marriages, "Thomas Haveye and Joan Colles Jun 22, 1612"