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Manchester Information contributed by Alden C. and Rita C. Manchester of Takoma Park, MD
Children from austins Gen Dict of RI; Land evidence Records of Portsmouth, Vol 2, p 108
In 1639, Thomas is on record in Quinnipiac, now New Haven, Connecticut.It is surmised that he may have been of a company of settlers from Yorkshire, England who came to America in October 1638 with the famous non-conformist minister Ezekiel Rogers.There is a record of a Rececka Manchester, married December 8, 1610/11 at St. Saviours Church, Southwick, Thomas Cooke.He removed to Protsmouth, Rhode Island before 1642 and on February 25, 1642 he was chosen to serve on the next jury.He served as town sergeant from 1674 until his death.He was a considerable landowner, owning in addition to his mansion and land in Portsmouth, a portion of Quononquett Island and Dutch Island.
Thomas and margaret had eight children.Three generations later, great grandson Benjamin manchester married Martha Seabury, great granddaughter of John Alden and Priscilla Mullins (Mayflower lineage).