NameAvis ???508
Birth3 Feb 1616
Death3 Feb 1676, Northampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts500,499 Age: 60
Birth1606, Sturminster Marshall, Dorsetshire, England
Immigration1634, Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts Age: 28
Death9 May 1682, Northampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts499 Age: 76
OccupationFarmer, Constable of Northampton (1666)
FatherJohn Bascom (1570-1625)
MotherJane Beaumont (-1624)
Marriage1634, Fordington, Dorsetshire, England
ChildrenHannah (~1635-1680)
 Abigail (1640-1668)
 Thomas Jr. (1642-1689)
 Hepzibah (1644-1690)
Notes for Thomas Sr. (Spouse 1)
Thomas Bascomb was in Dorchester in 1634, in Windsor 1639, and in Northampton in 1655509 or 1661. Barrow states that he was appointed a commissioner there in 1655 and has several instances of him in the town before 1661. His house was on the east side of Hawley Street, at the corner of Bridge Street. There is a disagreement as to where he came from between Banks510 and Ross511. He came on the "Recovery of London" in 1634 (Nat. Gen. Soc. Quarterly, v. 71, p. 172) and was listed as "Thomas Biscomb". But Barrow512 puts him on the "Mary and John" in 1630. There is no extant passenger list for that voyage, with many different reconstructions which have been attempted. Ross states that the first evidence for him in Northampton is on 5-14-1661.511

WILL: Date: 8 JUL 1679 Place: Northampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts

Harris also has various details of his life500, and Bouley502 also has a brief discussion of him. He moved from Mattapan (Dorchester), Massachusetts, to Windsor, Connecticut, in 1639. Three of his children were born in Windsor. He moved to Northampton, Massachusetts, and hea and his wife became members of the church there in 1661. Elected Constable of Northampton in 1666, made freeman in 1670. He took the oath of allegiance in 1678.
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