Notes for Thomas Harvey: Thomas was born in Taunton about 1643. In 1668 he was married to his cousin, Experience Harvey, daughter of William, and the next year was the proprietor of the first recorded "ordinary," or eating house, in Taunton, Massachusetts. (See Propr. Records, Taunton, IV.: 25)
Thomas was the original owner of lot No. 77 in the Taunton "South Purchase." On 17 Dec 1673, he was a Sergeant in the Taunton military company raised by the Plymouth Colony to be sent in the expedition against the Dutch in New York and New Jersey. In 1691 he was chosen Fourth Sergeant of the "First Military Company" (train-band) of Taunton, and in 1700 he was still a member of the company. [original papers of Capt. Thos. Leonard, City Hall, Taunton]
During King William's War, which was waged between the New England Colonies and the Canadian French and Indians in a desultory manner for several years, and which was ended by treaty of peace at Ryswick in 1698, many of the English King's subjects in the Colonies who were able to bear arms were impressed into the military service. In an "impress warrant" issued 24 Jul 1695 (and now preserved at Taunton), appears the following: "William Harvey or his brother Thomas Harvey." During the Colonial wars in this country, in particular those which occurred in the reigns of William and Mary and Queen Anne of England, the system of impressment was largely practiced in order to supply the Colonial army (small though it was) with needed men. A pressgang, under the command of an officer who was armed with an impresss warrant issued by the proper authority marched through the country and seized those whose names were entered in the warrant.
In Mar 1714, being then about 71 years of age, Thomas conveyed to his Ebenezer his dwelling house in Taunton "and the homestead whereon it stands, comprising 400 acres." This property adjoined lands of Thomas' sons Thomas and Ebenezer and was on the highway leading to Brown's Brook. The consideration for it was the grantor's "love and goodwill for and to "Ebenezer, and the condition that the latter should take care of him in the said Thomas and his wife and also pay 10 to his daughters Experience Hayward and Mary Harvey."
More About Thomas Harvey: Record Change: January 02, 2004
More About Thomas Harvey and Experience Harvey: Marriage: 1668
Children of Thomas Harvey and Experience Harvey are:
+Mary Harvey, b. Abt. 1679, Taunton, Bristol, Massachusetts, d. 1756.