- Felt, in his History of Ipswich, says “1634, May. Rev. Thomas Parker and company out of Wiltshire, being about one hundred, and other new settlers, take up their abode here [Agawam].” I do not know whether the Thomas Parker referenced here is the same Thomas as in this record. Note that Savage says that this Thomas Parker didn’t arrive until the next year.
Savage says: THOMAS, Lynn came in the Susan and Ellen 1635, aged 30, young Richard Saltonstall, with his w. and ch. being fellow passeng. freem. 17 May 1637, rem. to Reading, had Hananiah, b. a. 1638; [] Thomas, Joseph, 1642, d. soon; Joseph, again, 24 Dec. 1645, d. at 4 mos.; Mary, 11 Mar. or (as ano. acco. has it) 12 Dec. 1647; Martha, 14 Mar. 1649; Nathaniel, 16 May 1651; Sarah, 30 Sept. 1653, prob. d. young; Jonathan, 18 May 1656; and Sarah, again, 23 May 1658; beside John was there one of the founders of the ch. and many yrs. deac. till his d. 12 Aug. 1683. His will of 3 Apr. pro. 18 Dec. of that yr. provides for w. Amy, s. John, Thomas, Nathaniel, ds. Mary and Martha, beside gr.ch. Samuel, and Sarah, and makes Hananiah sole excor. His wid. d. 15 Jan. 1690. [2, 3]