Ramage Family History

Thomas Marshfield

Male Abt 1600-1605 - 1642-1649  (~ 44 years)


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  • Name Thomas Marshfield 
    Born Abt 1600-1605  England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 1642-1649 
    Person ID I2473  Ramage | Young Lines
    Last Modified 28 Mar 2011 

    Family Mercy Unknown,   bur. 30 Sep 1654, Springfield, MA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Samuel Marshfield,   b. Between 1625 and 1628, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 May 1692, Springfield, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 67 years)
    Last Modified 28 Mar 2011 
    Family ID F919  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • Thomas MARSHFIELD - b.about 1600-1605, England; d. 1642-1649. He lived at Exeter, Devonshire, England in 1633, and at Dorchester, Suffolk Co., MA in 1635. With a corrected reading of Winthrop's Journal [ref. TAG 74:225], Thomas is identified as arriving from Barnstable, Devonshire aborad the 'Regard' in 1634. The revised entry for Nov. 13, 1634 is:
      "The Regard, a ship of Barnstable, of about two hundred tons, arrived with twenty passengers and about fifty cattle.
      "One thing I think fit to observe, as a witness of God's providence for this plantation. There came in this ship one Marisfeild, a poor godly man of Exeter, being very desirous to come to us, but not able to transport his family. There was in the city a rich merchant, one Marshall, who being troubled in his dreams about the said poor man, could not be quiet till he had sent for him and given him 50, and lent him 100, willing him withal, that, if he wanted, he should send to him for more. This Marsfeild grew suddenly rich, and then lost his godliness, and his wealth soon after."
      Thomas settled at Windsor, Hartford Co., CT by 1637, and was living there in 1642 when he sold some of his land. On Oct. 14, 1642, Thomas was relieved of his entire estate to pay debts incurred, probably from a shipping venture begun in 1640 with Henry WOLCOTT, Samuel WAKEMAN and the WYLLYS family [TAG 74:127]. In late 1642, he is said to have "withdrawn" from Windsor, and may have died then. No further record is found and Savage states 'Perhaps he was lost at sea.'