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BANCROFT, Thomas born 1622/1625

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BANCROFT, Thomas born 1622/1625

Linda Santiago (View posts)
Posted: 1013112205000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Bancroft
Can anyone help me clarify the date that Thomas was born and died. I have some info that says he was born in 1622 and others say 1625. Also that he died 12/14/1684 in Springfield, MA. I recently went to Lynn, MA Library and in the "History of Lynnfield, MA" by Thomas Wellman, circa 1898. On page 187, it says that he died 8/19/1691 and was married to Elizabeth Metcalf of Dover. He was Thomas son of John (who came over on the James). He came from England with his brother, who settled in Brimfield, CT and another brother died on the passage here or soon after. It also said that Thomas died 8/19/1691, and that he was buried in Lynn and where the Commons is now. When the Commons was put where the town burying gound was they moved his body to the nearby town of Wakefield. I went to Wakefield and found the stone, somewhat worn, but legible, in the "Old Burying Ground Cemetery" behind the First Congregationald Church. It reads "Here Lyes the body of Lt. Thomas Bancroft, age 69 y died 8/19/1691."

Could there be 2 Thomas born about that time? Any info will be appreciated.

Thanks, Linda
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