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Thomas PARRIS, the Emigrant

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  • Name Thomas PARRIS 
    Suffix the Emigrant 
    Born London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 1752  Pembroke, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Notes 
    • "From a genealogical account of the Parris family, sent to Caleb Parris, Sen. by Albion K. Parris, 2d, Comptrollor of the U.S. Treasury in 1836, we learn that Thomas the emigrant, came to America in 1683, and that he was a son of John Parris, and a grandson of Thomas Parris of London, England, who is the oldest ancestor known. Thomas Parris of London had two brothers: John and Richard, who died previous to 1660, leaving one daughter, Sarah. He also had two sisters: Margaret and Rebecca. John settled on the Island of Barbadoes, where he died between the years of 1660 and 1669, leaving no children. He left a will, from which was learned that Thomas Parris of London left four sons, viz: John, Thomas, Samuel and Martin. But little has been learned of these sons, only that two of them were ministers of the reformed church, viz: John and Samuel. John was minister at Ugborought, twelve miles from Plymouth, England, and Samuel was minister in Salem, Mass. He figured in the days of the 'Salem Witchcraft,' it having made its appearance at his house. Rev. Samuel Parris left two sons, Samuel and Noyes. Samuel settled in, Sudbury, mass., and Noyes was graduated at Harvard College in 1721.

      "Thomas Parris the emigrant was an only son. He set sail from Topsham, June 28th 16[8]3; came to Long Island and married Mary Jerklin, from thence he removed to Boston, where his wife died, leaving two daughters. . . .He then removed to Pembroke, Mass., and married a lady named Rogers. He died in 1752.
      [2]

    • Thomas Parris "was selectman of Duxbury in 1710. The west part of that town was incorporated Pembroke, March 21, 1712. In 1713 he was town clerk of the latter town. In 1716 he was again chosen to that office and continued as clerk to 1733. In 1722 was selectman and constable in 1738. He was the first school teacher in Pembroke, 1712." [3]
    Person ID I55  Families
    Last Modified 1 Aug 2010 

    Father John PARRIS,   b. perhaps 1651, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Ann 
    Family ID F19  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Mary JERKLIN (JACKLEN),   d. 13 Aug 1693, Boston, MA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Aft 1683  Long Island Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Children 
     1. Mary PARRIS,   b. 27 May 1686, Boston, MA Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Elizabeth PARRIS,   b. 10 Jul 1693, Boston, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. In infancy
    Last Modified 31 Jul 2010 
    Family ID F102  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Abigail ROGERS,   b. Abt 1676, Duxbury, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Dec 1713, Pembroke, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 37 years) 
    Married 1697  Duxbury (now Pembroke), MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Children 
    +1. Samuel PARRIS,   b. 16 May 1697, Duxbury, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1730  (Age 32 years)
     2. John PARRIS,   b. 24 Nov 1698, Duxbury, MA Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Thomas PARRIS,   b. 8 May 1701, Pembroke, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Sep 1786  (Age 85 years)
    +4. Elizabeth PARRIS,   b. 27 Feb 1703/4, Duxbury, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Nov 1788  (Age 161 years)
     5. Moses PARRIS,   b. 9 Jun 1707, Duxbury, MA Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Ann PARRIS,   b. 4 May 1709, Duxbury, MA Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Mercy PARRIS,   b. 1 Sep 1712, Pembroke, MA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 1 Aug 2010 
    Family ID F18  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 3 Grace (UNK) RECORD,   d. Bef Mar 1754 
    Married 31 Jan 1714/5  [3
    • Married by Rev. Daniel Lewis of Pembroke, MA. [3]
    Last Modified 31 Jul 2010 
    Family ID F1926  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S50] Various Materials from Dody McCann.
      Received Dec 2003

    2. [S14] The History and Map of Danby, Vermont, J. C. Williams, (McLean & Robbins, 1869).

    3. [S152] 1700 The Tilson Genealogy from Edmond Tilson at Plymouth, NE, 1638-1911, Mercer Vernon Tilson.

    4. [S42] Internet Posting by Ben Parris, 8 Nov 2003.
      GenForm Post # 1378 (Printed 12/4/2003)