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Thomas Coleman (b. Abt. 1602, d. Aug 14, 1685)Thomas Coleman1 was born Abt. 1602 in Marlboro, Wiltshire, England, and died Aug 14, 1685 in Nantucket, MA.He married (1) Susanna Raulines on Nov 24, 1623 in Wootton Rivers, Wiltshire, England.He married (2) Mary Johnson on Jul 11, 1651 in Hampton, NH.He married (3) Margaret Fowler on Abt. 1655.
Notes for Thomas Coleman:
The name Coleman first appears in history in AD 664 in the person of a noted Scotch Bishop of Lindsparne, he died 676. Five branches of the family have been honored with coats of arms.
Thomas Colman was one of fifty-three men (plus women and children) who shipped at Southampton (15 miles southwest of London, England) on 6 April 1635, on the brig "James" and landed at Boston on 3 June 1635, William Cooper, Master. Joshua Coffin says he spelled his name "Coultman."
Thomas was 1 out of 2885 immigrants from England to New England from 1620 to 1650.
Sir Richard Saltonstall, Henry Sell, Richard and Stephen Drummer with others from Wiltshire, England, had organized a company for the purpose of stock raising at a time when prices for cattle horses and sheep were at their highest, and Thomas Colman had been employed by the projectors of the company to provide feed for the cattle and take care of them for a specified 2 years.
Thomas Colman becoming dissatisfied, for some reason, declined to carry out his part of the contract, and the General Court finally ordered a division of the grain that had been imported and instructed each owner to take care of his own cattle.
On 17 May, 1637, in a move to prevent the re-election of Governor Sir Harry Vane, ten men of Newbury walked the forty miles from Newbury to Cambridge and qualified to vote by taking the Freemen's Oath. Winthrop was elected.
Thomas received two lots in Newbury in 1635.
Moved to Hampton, NH in 1650, stayed until Susanna died.
Moved to Nantucket 1680. Nantucket Island had been purchased from the Indians by twenty men, one of which was Thomas, for 26 pounds in English money, 10 May 1660. Thomas was chosen by John Swain as his partner. Thomas was a selectman, 1654, Deputy to General Court, 25 sessions, and Deputy from Wethersfield, Connecticut. He was an Original Signer at Hadley, Massachusetts, 1661.
More About Thomas Coleman and Susanna Raulines:
Marriage: Nov 24, 1623, Wootton Rivers, Wiltshire, England.
More About Thomas Coleman and Mary Johnson:
Marriage: Jul 11, 1651, Hampton, NH.
More About Thomas Coleman and Margaret Fowler:
Marriage: Abt. 1655
Children of Thomas Coleman and Susanna Raulines are:
- +Tobias Coleman, b. Abt. 1638, Newbury, MA1, d. Abt. 1715, Newbury, MA.
- Dorothy Coleman, b. Dec 19, 1624, Marlboro, Wiltshire, England.
- Dorcas Coleman, b. Jul 23, 1626, Marlboro, Wiltshire, England.
- Hannah Coleman, b. Abt. 1630, Marlboro, Wiltshire, England.
- Thomas Coleman, b. Abt. 1632, Marlboro, Wiltshire, England.
- Benjamin Coleman, b. Apr 01, 1640, Newbury, MA.
- Joseph Coleman, b. Dec 02, 1642, Newbury, MA.
- John Coleman, b. Apr 04, 1644, Newbury, MA.
- Isaac Coleman, b. Feb 20, 1647, Newbury, MA.
- Jemima Coleman, b. Abt. 1649, Newbury, MA.
- Joanna Coleman, b. Abt. 1650, Newbury, MA.
- Phineas Coleman, b., Newington, NH.
- Elihu Coleman, b., Connecticut.
Children of Thomas Coleman and Mary Johnson are:
- Susannah Coleman, b. Abt. 1651, Newbury, MA.
- Thomas Coleman, b. Abt. 1653, Newbury, MA.
- Dorcas Coleman, b. Jan 02, 1654.