- Captain in the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company. On 31 May 1671, his name appeared on a list of the members of the First Church of Boston.
His headstone reads 'Capt Thomas Lake Aged 61 Yeeres An Eminently Faithful Servant of God & One Of A Publick Spirit Was Perfidiously Slain By Y Indians At Kennibeck August Y 14 1676 & Here Interred The 13 Of March Following’
The source (, p. 218-19) says he was descended from Hugh de Caley, who died in 1286, and Agnes, daughter of Hamo de Hamstead, citing Bentham’s Baronetage, v. iii, p. 153.
Savage says: THOMAS, Boston, where he own. lds. bef: his resid. an emin. merch. came from London to New Haven, there m. Mary, d. of Stephen Goodyear, the dep.-gov. of that col. had Stephen, b. 13 Feb. 1650; Mary, 27 July 1663, d. in few wks.; Thomas, 9 Feb. 1657; Mary, again, 1 May 1659, d. soon; Edward, 28 June 1661, d. soon; Edward, again, 15 July 1662, d. soon; Ann, 12 Oct. 1663; John, 22 Feb. 1666; Nathaniel, 18 July 1668; Rebecca, 6 July 1670; and Sarah, 14 Sept. 1671. He purch. 1654, from John Richards, half of Arousick isl. in the Kennebeck, and many yrs. held a trad. house there, was freem. 1671, selectman, had large transact. with the Ind. by wh. he was k. 14 or 16 Aug. 1676, being on a visit. He had made his will dur. a sickness so long bef. as 27 Jan. 1664, from wh. we learn, that he was br. of John, that his w. had sis. Lydia, and not much more. His est. was large; and his s. Thomas enjoy. it at London, where he d. 22 May 1711, at the Middle Temple; and his d. Ann, w. of Rev. John Cotton at Hampton, m. 17 Aug. 1686, next, of Rev. Increase Mather, wh. she surv. d. at Brookline, 29 Mar. 1737. [1, 3, 5]