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Thomas Cornell

Male about 1653 - 1714  (~ 61 years)


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  • Name Thomas Cornell 
    Born about 1653 
    Gender Male 
    Died 11 October 1714  Portsmouth, RI Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Notes 
    • From The Genealogy of the Cornell Family:
      1673, witness at his father’s trial.
      1678, March 24, Thomas of Portsmouth conveys to George Lawton land in Dartmouth.
      1679, settled with Lake his mother’s dower.
      1681, Thomas, eldest brother of Edward of Hempstead, conveys deed to Gatchell.
      1683, May 2, at the General Assembly held for the Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations at Newport (Major Peleg Sanford, governor), Thomas Cornell was Deputy from Portsmouth.
      1687, Dec. 13, ‘At a General Quarter Sessions and Inferior Court of Common Pleas holden in his majesty’s name at Newport, R. I., King’s Province, etc., Thomas Cornell and four others refused to take the oath in court when called thereto, all being returned by the sheriff to
      serve on the grand jury, fined 6 shillings and 8 pence.’
      1688, Thomas and wife, Susannah, convey to R. Cadman (who m. Sarah Almy, daughter of Christopher Almy), land in Dartmouth joining Samuel and Stephen Cornell. Samuel of Dartmouth, and ‘my cousin (nephew) Thomas of Rhode Island,’ settled boundry disputes.
      1696, Thomas and Susannah convey to son George ‘two parsells of land’ in Portsmouth, one being 28 acres called the Surkit, or Circuit, the other 12 acres joining the ocean.
      1696, May 5, at the General Assembly for the Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, held at Newport (Mr. Walter Clark, governor), Thomas Cornell, Jr., admitted freeman of the colony by vote of the Assembly. (Records of the Colony of Rhode Island, Vol. III., p. 121, 311.)
      1699, Samuel of Dartmouth, will, appoints executors Thomas Cornell of Portsmouth, and ‘my cousin George Cadman of Dartmouth.’
      1704, May 2, at the General Assembly held for the Colony of Rhode Island, etc. (Major Samuel Cranston, Governor), ‘Mr. Thomas Cornehill, Jr.,’ was Deputy.
      1704, March 5, gives deed to Thomas Olney and others for 36 acres on or near Linten's Plaine in the precincts of Newport. The original deed was one of the records of Newport which was sunk in Hellgate.
      1705, May 2, at a General Assembly and election held at Newport (Samuel Cranston, governor), Thomas Cornell, Jr., was chosen justice-of-the-peace for Portsmouth. (Records of the Colony of Rhode Island, Vol. III, p. 523)
      1706, May, at the General Assembly for the Colony of Rhode Island, etc. (Col. Samuel Cranston, governor), Thomas Cornell, Jr., was Assistant, i.e., Senator.
      1726, Governor Thomas Cranston's will gives to two sons of my deceased son Samuel, viz.: Samuel and Thomas, 300 acres in East Greenwich. They having had estate bequeathed to them by their grandfather Thomas Cornell. [1]
    Person ID I11317  Schirado
    Last Modified 16 August 2012 

    Father Thomas Cornell,   b. about October 1627, Saffron Walden, Essex Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 May 1673, Portsmouth, RI Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 45 years) 
    Mother [___] 
    Family ID F8016  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family/Spouse Susannah Lawton,   b. say 1654,   d. 9 December 1712, Portsmouth, RI Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 58 years) 
    Married about 1673 
    Children 
    +1. Thomas Cornell,   b. 30 November 1674, Portsmouth, RI Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 June 1728, Portsmouth, RI Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 53 years)
    +2. George Cornell,   b. about 1676, Portsmouth, RI Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 May 1752, Newport, RI Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 76 years)
    +3. Elizabeth Cornell,   b. about 1687, Portsmouth, RI Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 February 1750, Newport, RI Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 63 years)
    Family ID F8017  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S129] John Cornell, (New York: T.A. Wright, 1902).


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