Name: Thomas* Dickinson
Birth: in England
Death: BEF 29 JAN 1661/62 in Rowley, MA 1
Came to Salem, Mass in 1638, married and moved to Rowley had 5 children before dying
Vol 8 Ped 1285
from genealogy library on internet = Mass Genealogy 1600 -
Thomas before Gen Court 1639 and 1640. Rowley propr. Wife Jennet; ch. James b 6 (7) 1640, Mary b. 27 (8) 1642, Sarah b. Oct 18, 1644, Mercy b. (8) 1646, Martha b. 9 (12) 1648, Thomas b. 26 (8) 1655 bur 30 Mar 1659.
He was bur 29 (1) 1662. Will dated 8 Mar 1661, prob. 17 April 1662, beq. to wife Jennet, son James daus. Sarah and three other"
from History of Rowley:
On the "tenth of the eleventh Anno Dni 1643, Thomas Nelson, Edward Carlton, Humphrey Reynon & Francis Parrot made a survey of the town and a register of the several house lots of from 1 1/2 to 6 acres then laid out to the settlers. They were as follows: On Bradford Street, Thomas Ellethrop, John Dresser, Hugh Chaplin, Peter Cooper, Thomas Sumner, John Burbank, Thomas Palmer, William Wilde, William Jackson, Hugh Smith, Michael Hopkinson, John Boynton, William Boynton, Thomas Dickinson, Joseph Jewett, Maxemilian Jewett, Jane Grant, John Spofford, George Kilborne & Margaret Stanton whose lot contained only one acre. On Wethersfield street, John Remington, James Barker, William Stickney, William Scales, Matthew Boyes, Jane Brocklebank, Thomas Mighill, Margery Shove, Humphrey Reynor, & Ezekiel Rogers who had six acres. On Holmes street John Miller, John Jarrat, Francis Parrot, Edward Carleton, Henry Sands, Thomas Leaver, John Trumble, John Haseltine, Thomas Tenney, Robert Haseltine, Richard Swan, Thomas Lilforth, Richard Thorlay, Frances Lambert, Robert Hunter, William Acy, Thomas Miller, William Harris, John Harris, Thomas Harris, John Newmarch, William Bellingham, Thomas Nelson, Thomas Barker, Sebastian Briggam, George Abbot, Edward Bridges, Cousins Crosby & Richard Nalam. Sixteen other lots were soon afterwards laid out to the following persons, viz.: John Smith, Mark Prime, William Tenney, Nicholas Jackson, Richard Leighton, John Pearson, Edward Sawer, James Bailey, Richard Holmes, Thomas Burkley, John Tillison, Samuel Bellingham, Thomas Sawer, Daniel Harris, William Law & John Hill.
The common lands of the town were assigned to the settlers in proportion to the extent of their respective house-lots. A military company was soon formed of which Sebastian Brigham was appointed captain. It was to be drilled eight days during the year, and the fine for absence was five shillings per day. The people early distinguished themselves for the manufacture of cotton, hemp and flax cloth. "Our supplies from England," says Winthrop, in 1643, "failing much, men began to look about them and fell to a manufacture of cotton, whereof we had store from Barbadoes, and of hemp & flax wherein Rowley, to their great commendation, exceeded all other towns."
Of the early settlers here, Edward Johnson, in his "Wonder-working Providence," says: "They consisted of about three score families. Their people, being very industrious every way, soon built as many houses, and were the first people that set upon making cloth in this western world; for which end they built a fulling-mill, and caused their little ones to be very diligent in spinning cotton-wool, many of them having been clothiers in England."
Thomas Dickinson owned an acre and one-half on Bradford Street, Rowley, registered in 1643 (Rowley early settlers, p. 94).
I can find no meaningful data linking Thomas to Henry Dickinson and there appears to be confirmed errors in LDS Ancestral File and Warton Dickinson`s publications - GJR
Father: Henry Dickinson b: in Yarmouth, England NOTE, link to this person is speculative
Mother: Sarah (Barbara?) Cooper
Jennet b: in England
in Salem, Mass
- James Dickinson b: 6 JUL 1640 in Rowley, Mass
- Title: WFT VOL 2 PED # 0636