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Thomas Olney (b. June 06, 1600, d. 1682)Thomas Olney (son of Thomas Olney and Mary Small) was born June 06, 1600 in St Albans, Hertfordshire, England, and died 1682 in Providence, Rhode Island.He married Maria Ashton on September 16, 1629 in Abbey, St Albans, Hertfordshire, England, daughter of James Ashton and Alice.
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The following documented was submitted by Lynn Tinsley to Rootswebtinsley@npact.net
Name: Thomas Olney
Birth: 6 JUN 1600 in St Albans, Hertfordshire, England
Death: 1682 in Providence, Rhode Island
Occupation: shoemaker, surveyor
Note: Thomas, his wife and two children came to New England in 1635 with the Tuttell , Lawrence & Giddins' families.
Note: 2 April, 1635.
THEIS underwritten are to be transported to New England, imbarqued in the PLANTER, NICHOLAS TRARICE, Mr., bound thither, the pties have brought certificates from the Minister of St. Albans, Hertfordshire, and attestacon from the Justices of
peace, according to the Lords order.
Note: THO. OLNEY, shoemaker ..... 35
Note: MARIA OLNEY................ 30
Note: THOMAS OLNEY .............. 3
Note: EPENETUS OLNEY ............ 1
They arrived in Boston, Mass. 7 June 1635 and first settled at Salem, Mass. where he was appointed surveyor and made a freeman in 1636. Since he was in sympathy and supported the views of Roger Williams, he was excluded from the colony 12 Mar.
1638, and became one of the 13 original proprietors of R.I. He held many important offices in R.I.: Treasurer in 1638; 1647 commissioner to form a town government; in 1648 chosen assistant for the Province holding the position almost
continuously until 1663. He was a judge of Justice Court; his name appears on the charter from Charles II, and he was one of the founders of the Baptist Church in Providence.
Note: Ordained in 1668, he served as pastor of the First Baptist Church of Providence.
Will: Be it knowne unto all people by these presents That I Thomas Olney Senior of Providence in the Colloney of Rhode Island & providence plantations in New England, being weake of Body, but yet of sound & perfect memory, Doe make, ordaine &
appoynt this my last will and Testament.
Item. I doe give & bequeath unto my Son Epenetus Olney my sixty acrs of land which was to me from ye towne of Providence upon my owne Right. I doe also give unto my son Epenetus Olney a percell of low swampie land lieing on ye north side of
Wanasquatucket River, begining at ye Swampe formerly Called Wallers Swampe, & so reaching Westward to a deepe place in ye said River called ye deepe hole, together with all ye peeces of Marsh, or meadow to ye said land adjoyneing. As also unto
said son Epenetus Olney I doe give my fifteene acrs of land on the south side of the said Wanasquatuckett River, together with all my peeces, or percells of meadow or marsh on ye same side ofye River. The which said fifteene acres of land, is
three five acre shares, one in my owne Right, one in the Right of William Field, & on in ye Right of Thomas James. Also unto my said son Epenetus Olney, I doe give & bequeath all the Right of land & Comoning which I bought of John Joanes. All
which aforementioned lands & meadowes & Every aprt & percell thereof shall be to my said son Epenetus Olney his owne true proper Right & lawfull inhiritance for Ever, for him & his heirs to use, possesse, Rent out, bargaine, sell, give away or
any otherwise despose as he at any time shall see cause.
Note: I doe also give unto my son Epenetus Olney one of my Cowes, & my Smiths vice, & my Bible.
Item. I Doe give & bequeath unto my son in law John Whipple to posesse dureing his Naturall life, my Right in the house lott, or home share of land whereon he now dwelleth, the which formerly belonged to John Clawson; The which said two acres,
& five acrs of land shall after the decease of my said son in law John whipple, Revert and belong unto John whipple the son of my said son in law & my Daughter Mary; But in Case my said Cousin John Whipple doe dye before he come to ye age of
twenty one years, or without Issue, Then shall ye said land belong to ye Eldest sirviveing Daughter borne of ye body of my aforsaid Daughter Mary formerly the wife of my said son in loaw John whipple.
Item. I Doe Give, & bequeath unto my son Thomas Olney my dwelling house, with all other my out houseing what Ever, together with my house lot or home share of land where on it standeth with all the appurtenances thereunto belonging, together
with all my other lands of what sort so Ever, both upland, meadowes, & marshes, or lands of any other sort not befor desposed of unto my son Epenetus Olney, & unto my son in law John Whipple; I say, all sorts of landes & meadow, salt, or fresh
lieing upont he aforsaid Wanasquatuckett River, or upon Moshausuck River, or leiing & being in any other place within ye libertyes of the Towne of Providence aforsaid. As also all landes, Rights, claimes, Intrests, Titles or Heriditaments in
any other parts, or palce to me belonging together with all the aformentioned landes, & houseing & meadowes & Every part, & percell thereof to beunto my aforsaid son Thomas Olney To have & to hold both hinselfe, his Heirs, Exsecutors,
Administrators & Assignes as his, or Either of theire true, proper & lawfull Right and Inhiritance for Ever. And that it shall be lawfull for my said son Thomas Olney to posesse, improove, sett to lease, bargaine, Sell, Give away, or otherwise
despose of, from time to time, or at any time all the said lands, houseing & meadowes & Every part & percell thereof as he shall see Cause.
Note: I doe also Give unto my son Thomas Olney all my Bookes & writeings of what sort so Ever, saveing only one bible before desposed of unto my son Epenetus.
Item. I doe Give & bequeath unto my son in law Joseph Williams all my part in the yoake of oxen which is now betweene us. Item. All my Cattell which are not before desposed of, together with all my mooveable goods after ye Cost of my buriall is
discharged, shall Equally be devided into three parts. One part whereof I doe give unto my son Thomas Olney. Another part thereof I doe giveunto my so Epenetus Olney. And the other part I doe give unto my daughter Liddea Williams. And I Doe
hereby make, Ordaine & appoynt my son thoams Olney to be my true & lawfull Exsecutor who shall have all my debts, & see to pay all my debts, And to see my Body Descently Buried, And to Execute & performe this my will according to ye true
meaneing & intent thereof. And I doe desire, & appoynt my loveing friends & neighbours Thomas Harris senior, & Joseph Juinkes Senior the overseers of this my last Will. And that I doe hereby, all & any former will, or wills at any time by me
made the same make Null and Voyd & this only to stand in force. In wittnesse of the premises I doe hereunto sett my hand & seale the twenty one day of March in the yeare one Thousand Six hundred Seventy nine.
Note: Thomas Olney, senior.
Note: Thomas Field and Nathaniel Waterman appeared before the Council 17 October 1682 and proved the will.
Note: (Transcribed by Sam Behling) 1 2 2
Change Date: 14 JAN 2004
Father: Thomas Olney b: 1574 in Hertford, Hertfordshire, England
Mother: Mary Small b: 1576 in Hertford, Hertfordshire, England
Marriage 1 Marie (Mary) Ashton b: ABT 1605 in St Albans, Hertfordshire, England
Married: 16 SEP 1629 in Abbey, St Albans, Hertfordshire, England
Thomas Olney b: ABT 1632 in St Albans, Hertfordshire, England
Epenetus Olney b: ABT 1634 in Hertford, Hertfordshire, England
Nebediah Olney b: ABT 1637 in Salem, Essex Co, Massachusetts
Stephen Olney b: 1639 in Providence, Rhode Island
Mary Olney b: 1643 in Providence, Rhode Island
Lydia Olney b: 1645 in Providence, Rhode Island
James Olney b: ABT 1644 in Providence, Rhode Island
Name: EMIGRANT ANCESTORS
Name: EDITED BY JOHN CAMDEN HOTTEN.
Name: London: CHATTO AND WINDUS, PUBLISHERS.
Name: BRYANT, Thomas, Descendants of SOME DESCENDANTS OF THOMAS BRYANT OF CHESTER COUNTY, PA.
Name: From Research by MIRIAM L. LUKE and FRANCES L. FERGUSON
Name: Compiled by MIRIAM L. LUKE, G.R.S.
Name: Published by UNIGRAPHIC, INC.
More About Thomas Olney and Maria Ashton:
Marriage: September 16, 1629, Abbey, St Albans, Hertfordshire, England.
Children of Thomas Olney and Maria Ashton are:
- +Lydia Olney, b. 1645, Providence, Rhode Island, d. September 09, 1724, Providence, Rhode Island.
- Thomas Olney Olney, b. Abt. 1632, St Albans, Hertfordshire, England, d. date unknown.
- Epenetus Olney, b. Abt. 1634, Hertford, Hertfordshire, England, d. date unknown.
- Nebediah Olney, b. Abt. 1637, Salem, Essex Co, Massachusetts, d. date unknown.
- Stephen Olney, b. 1639, Providence, Rhode Island, d. date unknown.
- Mary Olney, b. 1643, Providence, Rhode Island, d. date unknown.
- James Olney, b. Abt. 1644, Providence, Rhode Island, d. date unknown.