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Thomas Lapham
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Birth: Jul. 18, 1608
Tenterden
Kent, England
Death: Jun. 15, 1648
Scituate
Plymouth County
Massachusetts, USA

Thomas Lapham was in Scituate 1640. His residence was near the harbour. He married Mary, daughter of Elder Nathaniel Tilden* (one of the founders of Scituate) and Lydia Huckstep. He was servant to Nathaniel Tilden. His children, Elizabeth b. 1638, Mary Lapham* b. 1639 (wife of Joseph Bassett of Bridgewater), Thomas and Lydia, twins, born 1643, Rebecca b. 1645, Joseph b. 1648. Thomas' twin Lydia was the wife of Samuel Bates of Hingham m. 1666.
Reference: Rev. Samuel Deane "History of Scituate, Massachusetts"

LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT OF THOMAS LAPHAM OF SCITUATE
I, Thomas Lapham of Scittuate within the Jurisdiction of New Plymouth : weak in body but of sound and perfect memory doe make and appoint this my last will and testament in mannor and forme following :
Viz I give unto my Daughter Elizabeth the black and white bellyed heifer; and I give to my Daughter Mary the calfe of the said heiffer; and I give to my sonn Thomas a black two yearling heifer; and to my Daughter Lidia the calfe of my Nancye Cow these cattell I would have keept forth either by my executor heerafter mencioned or by som other; they being paid for the keeping of them with som of the encrease that shall com of them; And I make and appoint Mary my wife to bee sole and alone executrix and I doe give her all the Rest of my estate both lands and moveables for the bringing up of my children; I Witness Whereof I have the day and yeare above written sett to my hand and Seale
!Witness William Wetherell Thomas Lapham
Joseph Tilden [Mark and Seale]

Thomas Lapham's will was probated 1 Oct 1651 in Plymouth Colony.
Note: !Wheras by order of Court it was appointed that the Widdow Lapham should ; by reason of her unfitness to travell shee should give oath before mee to the inventory and to take oath of the witnesse for the will; The Which is Done before Mee
Timothy Hatherly this first of October 1651
References: Samuel Deane: History of Scituate, Massachusetts
Scituate Town Archives "Vital Records"
James Savage "Genealogy Dictionary of New England"
* Denotes direct ancestor in the Bassett Family line. 
 
Family links: 
 Spouse:
  Mary Elizabeth Tilden Lapham Bassett (1610 - 1690)
 
 Children:
  Elizabeth Lapham Studley (1638 - 1678)*
  Rebecca Lapham Washburn (1645 - 1717)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Men of Kent Cemetery
Scituate
Plymouth County
Massachusetts, USA
 
Created by: Charlene Patton
Record added: Oct 06, 2010
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Thomas Lapham
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For my maternal 11th great grandfather.
- David Metcalf
 Added: Apr. 10, 2014
My 9th great grandfather
- Gene Bivins
 Added: Mar. 24, 2014

- Sara Lapham
 Added: Jun. 9, 2013
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