Thomas Dimmock married by 1635 Ann ______ (assuming she was the wife who came to New England with him). (On 7 August 1650, Rev. John Lothrop referred to this immigrant as "my brother Dimmicke." Jacobus argued that the "likeliest solution is that Lothrop's second wife was a sister of Thomas Dimmock." According to Otis, "the widow Ann Dimmock was living in October 1683.... She probably died before 1686.". The evidentiary basis for these statements by Otis has not been found.)
They had six children: Timothy, twin son & daughter, Mehitable Child, Shubael, & Susanna Shelley.
On 8 May 1635, "Thomas Demick, wife and family" were on the passenger list of the Hopewell, preparing to depart from Weymouth for New England. There is no other evidence that Thomas Dimmock had children this early, so the "family" may be servants.
Savage suggested that the immigrant had sons Thomas and John [Savage 2:51], but this seems to be a confusion with his son Shubael's sons by those names.
Edith Bartlett Sumner included in her list of children of Thomas Dimmock, without comment or evidence, a supposed daughter Elizabeth who supposedly married Knyvet Sears. Guilford also included this daughter, but with a lengthy presentation of the persuasive arguments of Samuel Pearce May that Knyvet Sears and wife Elizabeth Dimmock never existed.
Source: Anderson's Great Migration Study Project
Thomas Dimmock (1610 - 1658)*
Shubael Dimmock (1642 - 1732)*
Created by: Linda Mac
Record added: May 08, 2009
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