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Family of William (Rev) THOMPSON and Abigail COLLINS


William (Rev) THOMPSON b. 1598841 at Lancashire, England841. d. 1666 Dec 10841 at Braintree, MA841. bd. Hancock Cem, Quincy, MA841.
Abigail COLLINS b. 1591 Oct 17841 at Bramford, Co Suffolk, England841. d. 1642/3 Jan 1841 at Braintree, MA841.

Rev William Tompson (spelling of last name varies in records) came to New England before 1638. He was admitted to (28 Jan 1619) and graduated from (Jan 28, 1620/1, aged 21 yrs) Oxford, and he had preached in Winwick, England. His admission date is the source for the estimate of his birth year. Sprague841 has 1598. His wife Abigail (her second marriage) emigrated to New England with him. They had six children. Rev William married second ~1647 Anna (Brigham) Crosby, the widow of Simon Crosby of Cambridge. Sprague provides much information on Tompson.

Abigail was the daughter841 of John and Grace (Wagger) Collins and the widow of Samuel Bedle of Wolverstone, Suffolk. She emigrated with her second husband, Rev William Tompson, to New England.

Children of William (Rev) THOMPSON and Abigail COLLINS:

1. Elinor (Ellen) THOMPSON494 b. 1625~2854 at England841. d. 1711 Apr 23687 at prob Quincy, MA687. bd. Hancock Cem., Quincy, MA687.
md. 1) William VEAZIE
md. 2) John FRENCH

494. Connecticut Biography, Encyclopedia of, Amer. Hist. Soc. Publishers, NY and Chicago, vol 10;
687. History of Old Braintree and Quincy, William S Pattee, M.D., Green & Prescott, Quincy, 1878 (
841. Genealogy of the Families of Braintree, Mass. 1640-1850, Waldo Chamberlain Sprague - CD, NEHGS, Picton Press
2854. Tompson, Rev William, (genealogy) Mr Frederick Chase, NEHGR v 15, Apr 1861;