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Deathbef 21 Jun 1670, Glastonbury, Hartford, CT [301]
OccupationOriginal settler of Dedham, MA
Marriageabt 1646, Dedham, Norfolk Co, MA
SpouseElizabeth SHEPARD
Christen4 Nov 1621, Mistley, Essex, England [386]
Burial30 Mar 1694, Hartford, Hartford Co, CT [1002, rich_houghton -@-]
FatherEdward SHEPARD (ch. 1596-<1680)
MotherViolet Charnould (ch. 1596-1649)
Other spousesNicholas Disborough
1 FElizabeth Strickland
Birth15 Apr 1647, Dedham, Norfolk Co, MA [183]
Christen5 May 1650, Dedham, Norfolk Co, MA [1001]
Death1717, Rocky Hill, Hartford Co, CT [1001]
SpouseJohn Andrews Jr.
Birth17 FEB 1648/1649, Dedham, Norfolk Co, MA [183]
Christen14 Feb 1648, Glastonbury, Hartford, CT
Death1736/1743, Glastonbury, Hartford, CT
Marriage1 Sep 1676, Wethersfield, Hartford, CT [150]
3 FRebecca Strickland
Christen19 JAN 1650/1651 [182]
4 FRebecca Strickland
Birthabt 1664, Dedham, Norfolk Co, MA
SpouseSimon Couch
Marriage7 Mar 1705, Glastonbury, Hartford, CT
Marr MemoFound in Glastonbury recs?
Birth22 Jan 1654/1655, Dedham, Norfolk Co, MA [183]
Death9 Feb 1702/3, Simsbury, Hartford Co, CT [160]
Marriage11 Dec 1684, Windsor, Hartford Co, CT [82]
6 MJonathan Strickland
Birth23 Jun 1657, Dedham, Norfolk Co, MA [183]
Deathaft Apr 1704
SpouseMary Stanborough
Marriageabt 1697, Of Dedham, Bristol, MA
7 MEphraim Strickland
Christen2 Feb 1662, New Haven, New Haven Co, CT
Deathaft 1706
Notes for Thwaite STRICKLAND
It is indicated that records of Dedham, Massachusetts show that Thwait(s) Strickland was a signer of the 1635 Covenant that established Dedham and was an original settler there. Dedham is on the Charles river, near presentday Boston. Thwaite received two grants of land in Dedham (one a grant of six acres of planting land, Oct 27,1640), and was presumably a farmer there for the next 26 years. His name appears on the Dedham tax lists until 1661."

During these years he married Elizabeth Sheppard and had five children. These births are listed in the records of the Dedham town clerk.

In 1662, he was in the Westerly, RI/Stonington, CT, area which reportedly was still a wilderness (One source says they lived in Misquamicut, a peninsula near Stonington). His son Ephriam was probably born there, Feb 3,1662. In addition to the testimony of Thomas Stanton, already cited, it is reported by Connecticut Colonial Records, vol. 2, page 546, that in 1670, Daniel Gookin of Cambridge, MA claimed a right in the Pequot country which had been incorporated in the new
town of Stonington, one of his evidences being the fact that in May 1662 he had built a dwelling house there for his tennant, "Thait Strickland". Thwaite must have returned to Dedham later, as his name appears again on the tax list of 1669. He died, probably in Glastonbury, CT, in 1669 or early 1670. His estate was settled by the Court at Hartford in 1670.

Grt Mig Beg: "There is not the slightest reason to assume any connection between Thwaite and John Strickland except that they were born with the same surname." -- Jacobus, TAG vol 21

"I don't think there is a chance that Thwaite Strickland was a son of John Strickland of Jamaica. Probably you are familiar with the Strickland notes I published in American Genealogist, Vol. 19,
pp44-45; Vol 20, pp207-212, and Vol. 21, pp85-92. In writing these, I had the benefit of the long article by Herbert Seversmith on John Strickland and his sons-in-law in Vol. II of my magazine, was aided by Dr. Robert Furman who had made a study of the Furman-Strickland connections and had dug in original sources of Long Island, and I put a great deal of study into the problems involved. I think the conclusions I published concerning John Strickland, his supposed brother Edmund, and Thwaite, can be sustained. There is no evidence whatever that John Strickland had more than three surviving children: (1) a daughter that married John Lum (not, Loanus, the name is spelled Loame in Strickland's will and was Lome in England, (2) a daughter who married John Smith, (3) a daughter who married Samuel Matthews. He may have had a fourth daughter, Elizabeth, wife of Jonas Wood "Oram". (Joanna wife of Jonas Wood "Halifax" was definitely not his daughter).

The statement in the Seamon Genealogy that John Seamon married Elizabeth Strickland daughter of John is not based on any records. Her name was Elizabeth. A Seamon descendant writing about 1800 stated on the basis of family knowledge or tradition that this wife was a "Miss Strickland" without stating her first name or parentage. This was of course later amplified. If the tradition is correct, she was most probably daughter of Edmund Strickland rather than of John.

Thwaite Strickland had no connection of any kind with John and never at any time lived in any town where John had lived.

Pope's Pioneers: "Thwaites or Thweights, Dedham, propr. 27 (8) 1640. Wife Elizabeth adm. chh. 3 (3) 1650; ch. Elizabeth b. 12 (2) 1647, John b. 17 (12) 1648, Rebecca bapt. 19 (11) 1650, Joseph b. 22 (11) 1654, Jonathan b. 23 (4) 1657."

Savage's: THWAITES, or THWAIT, Dedham 1643, perhaps s. or br. of John, his w. join. the ch. 3 May 1650, and had her ch. Elizabeth and John bapt. on Sunday aft.; and Rebecca 19 Jan. foll. He rem. to the Narraganset country, on serv. of Gen. Gookin, wh. built a ho. for him at Misquamicut, now Westerly. See Trumbull, Col. Rec. II. 546. His d. Elizabeth m. Samuel Andrews of Hartford. Farmer MS. notes, that of this name was one of the celebr. Westminster Assemb. and that the fam. was of Co. Westmoreland.

Manwaring: Probate record of Thwaite Strickland p 78 in original record. Inventory taken 21 June, 1670. Children: Elizabeth Andrews, age 23 years, John 21, Joseph 15, Jonathan 13, Ephraim 7 years. -- Manwaring, 1902
Notes for Elizabeth SHEPARD
Shep fam: "As 'the wife of Thwaites Strickland,' Elizabeth was received into the church at Dedham, Mass., 3 May 1650, and there all but her youngest child were entered in the town and church records. In May 1662, Daniel Gookin of Cambridge Mass., built a house in a region which became Stonington for his tennant, 'Thait Strickland' [Col. Rec. of Conn., 2: 546]. The family evidently lived in the wilderness for a time, but may have moved to Hartford before Thwaite's death. On 21 June 1670, his small inventory was taken, and the names and ages (with birth dates) of the five surviving children were listed, the daughter already being married and named Elizabeth Andrews. Administration was granted, 1 Sept. 1670 to Nicholas Disbroe, who by then had doubtless married the widow." (The Sheppard Families of New England; comp. Gerald Faulkner Shepard; ed. Donald Lines Jacobus; New Haven Colony Historical Society, New Haven, CT, 1972; vol 2, pg 6)

Reply by E N Sheppard; NEHGR, April 1985, p 192: "Elizabeth, daughter of Edward Shepard of Cambridge probably married first Thwaite Strickland, and second, Nicholas Disboro' and that this accounts for a gift of land, recorded at Hartford, from Gregory Wolterton to Elizabeth Disboro ... "
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