Thomas Clifton

Male Abt 1606 - 1681


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  • Name  Thomas Clifton 
    Born  Abt 1606  England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Died  09 Jul 1681  Newport, Newport Co, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • "Clifton, 1681. Thomas Clifton of Newport aged 75 years went into the water to wash himself and was found Dead swimming in the water naked a few hours after on the 9th. day, 5th month, 1681." Quaker Monthly Meeting - Newport
    Buried  Clifton Burial Ground, Newport, Newport Co, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Is earliest mentioned in the Massachusetts Bay Colony Records on 18-Jan-1640/1, as follows: "Mr. James Parker is alowed to marry Thomas Clifton & Mary Butterworth within a month." (Massachusetts Bay Colony Records, 1: 313). It does not state that these were Weymouth people, but Rev. James Parker sold a house and lands at Weymouth, 26-Nov-1644, and Thomas Clifton had six acres of land granted to him in the "west field" and two acres in "Harrises Rainge first given to Samuel Butterworth." He was made a freeman of the Massachusetts Bay Colony, 02-Jun-1641, and of Plymouth Colony 07-Jun-1648. At a town meeting 30-Jun-1644, Thomas Clifton drew lot 48 at Rehoboth. He drew lot 19 there 09-Jun-1645 and lot No. 5 in the "new meadow" there 18-Feb-1646. No vital records for this family are found at Weymouth nor at Rehoboth. Savage says he removed to Rhode Island.

      Thomas Clifton was an original settler of Rehoboth, Massachusetts, 1643, and subsequently became a Quaker. On account of being persecuted for his faith he went to Rhode Island, where he lived when he paid for a share of land in Monmouth. His daughter, Hope Clifton, was also a victim of Quaker persecution. He was a deputy in the Rhode Island colonial assembly, 1675.
    Person ID  I50758  Bryant
    Last Modified  21 Jul 2004 

    Family 1  Ann? Stokes? 
    Married  Abt 1628  England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Mary Clifton,   b. Abt 1629,   d. 18 Feb 1696/97, Rehoboth, Bristol Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Hope Clifton,   b. Abt 1635,   d. 1680
    Family ID  F3460  Group Sheet

    Family 2  Mary Longbottom,   b. Abt 1600, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jan 1686/87, Newport, Newport Co, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  Between Jan 1640/41 and Feb 1641/42  Rehoboth, Bristol Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Children 
     1. Patience Clifton,   b. Abt 1642
    Family ID  F3474  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Abt 1606 - England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Abt 1628 - England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Between Jan 1640/41 and Feb 1641/42 - Rehoboth, Bristol Co, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 09 Jul 1681 - Newport, Newport Co, Rhode Island Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Clifton Burial Ground, Newport, Newport Co, Rhode Island Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S14] Torrey, Editor: Torrey, Clarence Almon, (Genealogical Publishing Co., 1985, Baltimore, MD, 1985 (reprint)), p. 162.

    2. [S366] Hannah (Haile) Mower, Mower, Lyman & Karen Hoiriis Mower, (Compilers, Durham, New Hampshire, 1997), p. 85.


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