Thomas Harvey was born Abt. 1616 in Ashill, Somersetshire, England, died in Taunton, Bristol, Massachusetts. He married Elizabeth Andrews on Abt. 1642 in Taunton, Bristol, Massachusetts, daughter of Henry Andrews and Elizabeth Bond.
Notes for Thomas Harvey: Thomas Harvey, born in Somersetshire, England, in 1617, came with his brother William to Dorchester, Massachusetts, in 1636. (Sec page 26 ante) Two years later he was settled at Cohannet, as is evidenced by the following deposition recorded in Plymouth Colony Records, Deeds, Vol. I., p38:
"The deposition of Thomas Harvey of Cohannet yeoman aged xxj years or thereabout (taken before Thomas Price, gent., Goyr.. the eight day of Nov. in the xiiij year of his Maj' Reigne of England 1638).
"The said Thomas Harve deposeth and sayth, That he this deponet having a bond or writing under the hand and scale of Walter Knight, Carpenter, whereby the said Walter Knight stood endepted in the sume of five pounds sterling unto Mr. Christopher Derby, which was paid for his passage over, for which five Pounds is to be payed unto Mr. Richard Derby here, as this deponent was reading the same (at sd Knights re-quest) in the ship as they came over, the said Walter Knight snatched the said bond or writing out of his deponents hand and immediate! tore the same an pieces."
Thomas Harvey was not one of the "first and ancient purchasers" of Cohannet (one reason for this being that he was under twenty-one years of age when the purchase was made), but between 1639 and 1642 he and thirteen others were adraitted as "proprietors of Taunton" upon the payment of twelve shillings each; by virtue of which payment, it was voted, the new proprietors-known as "12 - shilling men" - had "and shall have a right in future division of land."
In 1643, by order of the General Court, a list of "all the males able to beare Armes from xvj Years old to 60 yeares, within the seurall Towneshipps," was made. Taunton's list (see Plym. Co:L Rec., VIII.: 195) contains fifty-four names, and the only Harvey in the list is "Thom Harvey." (His brother William was at this time living in Boston.)
Thomas was married about 1642 to Elizabeth Andrews, born in England in 1614, sister of Henry Andrews of Taunton.
Thomas Harvey died in Taunton in 1651, aged thirty four years. A year or two later his widow was married to Francis Street of Taunton to whom she bore a daughter named Mary, who was living in Taunton in 1724, unmarried. Francis Street died early in 1665 (William Harvey was one of the appraisers of his estate in June, 1665), and on the first of the following December the widow Elizabeth was married (third time) to Thomas Linkon, or Lincoln, the Taunton miller, whose grist mill (bildt in 1652 or '3) stood on the west side of Mill River, between the present Cohannet and Winthrop Streets.
Thomas Lincoln died in 1683, being survived by his wife. According to an affidavit made by her in 1704, and now preserved among the records in Taunton City Hall, she was then ninety years of age. She died at Taunton in the Summer of 1717, aged on hundred and three years.(The Harvey Book, by Oscar Jewell Harvey, published by Wilkes Barre, PA 1899)
Thomas' father was Thomas, born 1585 in Somersetshire, England. Thomas' great-grandfather was William, born Jun 1510 in Somersetshire, England. He was in 1545 appointed Somerset Hearld by Henry VIII. In 1550 he was appointed Norry King of Arms by King Edward, and traveled to Europe officially, in 1557 Queen Mary deputed him to go to France to declare War, and in 1567 he was King of Arms at King Henry VIII's death. Thomas' second great-grandfather was Turner, born in 1485 in England. He was a renowned archer and warrior who fought for Henry VIII.
More About Thomas Harvey: Record Change: February 09, 2004
More About Thomas Harvey and Elizabeth Andrews: Marriage: Abt. 1642, Taunton, Bristol, Massachusetts.
Children of Thomas Harvey and Elizabeth Andrews are:
+Thomas Harvey, b. Abt. 1643, Taunton, Bristol, Massachusetts, d. Abt. 1699, Taunton, Bristol, Massachusetts.