Anthony Thompson

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Anthony Thompson, son of (…) Thompson, was born say 1605.1 He died at New Haven, Connecticut, September 1648.2

Anthony's first wife, whom he married, say 1630, is unknown3 he married (2) Katherine (…), whose ancestry is unknown (or not traced here), say 1644.2,4

At one time, it was believed Anthony Thompson and his brothers originated in Lenham, co. Kent, England (Hibbard, History of Goshen, 1897). However, Jacobus shows how this identification errs. That the three were brothers is shown both by his own will, and the will of William Thompson who died unmarried.

In his will, dated 23 March 1647, Anthony Thompson bequeathed to:
his wife;
his eldest son;
a second son, Anthony;
daughter Bridget by his former wife "provided that she dispose of herself in marriage with the consent and approbation of her mother and the Elders of the Church,"
and to his brothers William and John.(New Haven Probate, 1:55)
Witnesses John Davenport and Robert Newman.

It was presented in court 27 May 1650 and "found to be defective in sundry particulars so that court could not allow it for a legal will, yet being known that it is a declaration of the mind of the deceased concerning his estate, and therefore ordered that the wife of the said Anthony Thompson should administer upon the estate according to this writing."

The inventory was taken 26 September 1648 by Richard Miles, Matthew Camfield, and William Thompson and totaled £150 15s 4d

Proprietors' records show several payments to Anthony's children by "Kattern Camp," including John, Hannah, Liddia, Ebenezer, Anthony, and Bridget. (Proprietors' Records, 2: 91, 98, 114, 229).2,5

Family 1

  • John Thompson "mariner,"+2 b. say 1632, d. 2 Jun 1707
  • Anthony Thompson2 b. Dec 1634, d. 29 Dec 1654
  • Bridget Thompson2 b. say 1636, d. 19 May 1720

Family 2

Katherine (…)
  • Hannah Thompson2 b. 8 Jun 1645
  • Lydia Thompson2 b. 24 Jul 1647, d. Dec 1729
  • Ebenezer Thompson2 b. 15 Oct 1648, d. bef. 6 Nov 1676
This person was last edited on14 Dec 2017


  1. [S1330] Estimated from estimated date of marriage (1630).
  2. [S340] Donald Lines Jacobus, "Notes on Thompson Families of Connecticut," The New England Historical and Genealogical Register 66 (July 1912): 197-209, at 198-199, further cited as Jacobus, "Notes on Thompson Families."
  3. [S1330] Estimated from estimated birth of first known child (1632).
  4. [S1872] Clarence Almon Torrey, New England Marriages Prior to 1700, 3 vols. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2011), 1506, further cited as Torrey, New England Marriages (2011).
  5. [S1946] Winifred S. Alcorn, "Abstracts of the Early Probate Records of New Haven, Book I, Part I, 1647-1687," The New England Historical and Genealogical Register 81 (April 1927): 121-135, at 132-133, further cited as Alcorn, "Early Probate Records of New Haven."