Thomas Jolls

Copyright, Plagiarism, and Disclaimer

Copyright: The material on this website is protected by the copyright laws of the United States.

Plagiarism: Please give credit where credit is due and properly cite your source.

Disclaimer: Mistakes and errors are inevitable. Caveat emptor.

For more information, please see this page.
ChartsAncestors of Wilford Ervie Billings
Thomas Jolls, whose ancestry is unknown (or not traced here), died at London, England, before 13 November 1685, when Sewall recorded his death.1

Thomas married (1) Abigail (…), before 1672;2,3 he married (2) Susannah (…), before 1677;4,3 he married (3), as her 2nd husband, Hannah Briggs, about 1681. The ancestries of Hannah (known), Abigail and Susannah (both unknown), are not traced here.2,3

He is mentioned three times in Sewall's Diary:
29 July 1685, "Jolls arrived in whom went the Letter concerning the Kings Proclamation."
13 Oct 1685, "Is a rumor in Town of Jolls's being cast away on the Cape and all the Passengers Lost but five Persons; Mr. Randolph drowned: but suppose all groundless.
Friday, Nov 13 [1685] Capt. Jolls dead in London.5

Family 1

Abigail (…) d. bef. 1677
  • Thomas Jolls6 b. 25 Apr 1672
  • Jonathan Jolls7 b. 21 Mar 1674
  • Sarah Jolls2 b. say 1675

Family 2

Susannah (…) d. bef. 1681

Family 3

Hannah Briggs d. aft. 1714
This person was last edited on21 Jun 2022


  1. [S2519] , Diary of Samuel Sewall: 1674–1729 (Two vols., Boston, Massachusetts: Massachusetts Historical Society, 1878-9), 1:105, further cited as Diary of Samuel Sewall.
  2. [S2518] George Prince, Elder John Prince of Hull, Mass.: A Memorial, Biographical, & Genealogical (Boston, Massachusetts: s.p., 1888), 24, further cited as Prince, Elder John Prince.
  3. [S1872] Clarence Almon Torrey, New England Marriages Prior to 1700, 3 vols. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2011), 2:864, further cited as Torrey, New England Marriages (2011).
  4. [S2516] , A Report of the Record Commissioners Containing Boston Births, Baptisms, Marriages, and Deaths, 1630–1699 (Boston, Massachusetts: City of Boston, 1883), 9:142, further cited as Boston RRC, Vol. 9.
  5. [S2519] Diary of Samuel Sewall, 1:90, 100.
  6. [S2516] Boston RRC, Vol. 9, 9:123.
  7. [S2516] Boston RRC, Vol. 9, 9:133.