Chronology of Thomas Edgerly's Life the First and Second
1630 to 1665
1630- April 1- Thomas Edgerly the First, when 16 years old
became an apprentice seamen, Signing a
contract with Captain Issac Thompson of
Roxbury, Mass. In Yarmouth, England.
April 7- They sailed from Yarmouth with several ships
of the General Winthrop fleet. Their ship the
"Arabella" landed in Boston July 30, 1630.
December- Captain Thompson was taken very ill and
died. Thomas Edgerly was released from
his control. He returned to England.
1637- Thomas Edgerly the Second was born in Oxfordshire,
England. Different sources say Shrewsbury or Great
Milton as town of birth site. No record of him attending
Oxford University. His grandfather ( Francis ) and great
uncle ( Robert ) were admitted to the University in 1595
and afterwards graduated.
1658- Thomas Edgerly the Second arrives in America.
1659- January 28- Thomas acquires first land at Oyster River,
Dover, New Hampshire. On the southwest
side of Long Creek ( Crummit's ). Soon
after Thomas returns to London, England.
July 5 - Thomas Edgerley of London was bound as
a Braiser (one who works in brass) to John
Walter to serve four years in Barbados. He
departed London by way of Bristol to take
passage on ship to Barbados.
1659 to 1662- Thomas worked in Barbados when sites such
as Jacobian mansions (Drax Hall, Nicholas
Abbey) and Sunbury Plantation were being
constructed and finished. These structures
stand today along with Jewish temple finished
1662- Thomas Edgerly returns to England. He worked as a
Constable in Bletchingdon (town in Oxfordshire)
between 1662 to November 1664. Petty Constable
1664- November- Thomas, sensing the onset of The Great
Plague, leaves for America to land he
purchased in New Hampshire in 1659.
1665- January 19- Thomas Edgerly is received as inhabitant
of Oyster River Township, New Hampshire.