Thomas Bancroft

Swarkestone, South Derbyshire District, Derbyshire, England
Death 1684 (aged 57–58)
Springfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, USA
Burial Springfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, USA
Plot Willow Avenue 2-97
Memorial ID 112539557 · View Source
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According to Springfield records Thomas arrived in Springfield 1653, resided in Springfield 31 years until his death in 1684.

Thomas Bancroft

First Marriage December 8, 1653
Margaret WRIGHT
Father Deacon Samuel Wright
His wife died

Children with Margaret Wright

c1 Lidia
b. April 6, 1655.

c2 Margaret
b. October 16, 1656.

c3 Anna
b. September 1, 1658,
d. August 30, 1659.

c4 Thomas
b. January 21, 1659.

c5 Anna
b. May 5, 1663,
m1 Thomas GILBERT,
m2 James SEXTON

c6 Julia
b. ____,
d. July 30, 1666

c7 Samuel
b. Jan 25, 1667,
d. Jan 30, 1667

c8 Samuel
b. ____

Second Marriage at Westfield

Children with Hannah

c9 Ruth
b. August 29, 1670
m. ____ STILES.

c10 Rebecca
b. February 23, 1680,
m. Samuel GILLETT.

Bancroft in his will, made in 1684, mentions Nathaniel who is not included in the above, who married Ruth HALE.

Husband of Hannah Gardner Bancroft 1650- Father of Nathan Bancroft 1683-
Hannah Gardner was the last wife of Lieutenant Thomas Bancroft. Our ancestors is the heir of his house and property, and is listed as his only wife in his last will.
Thier son listed here:
Nathaniel Bancroft
b. October 22, 1683 North Boston, Wakefield, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.
d. 20 Jan 1753, Springfield, Hampshire) Hampden County, Massachusetts.
m. 19 Dec. 1687, to Elizabeth (Ruth) Hale /Heald Bancroft.
Stowe, Middlesex, Massachusetts b. 1714 - d. aft. 1753.

Thomas Bancroft 1622 - December 14, 1691. Born a native Englishman, in Chellaston, Derbyshire, England. Son of John Errington Bancroft 1596 - 6 August 1637 and Jane Bonython/Bonithon Bancroft 1595 - 1644. They emigrated with the Pilgrims in 1630, He was 5 years old. As his father died in Lynn, Essex County, Massachusetts on August 6, 1637. --Their uncle Robert Bancroft emigrated latter, and joined the family.

His wife:
Hannah Gardner 1650 -1711
His only wife, listed in his will, married in Hampshire, Massachusetts on 22 November 1676. They are both buried in Wakefield, Mass. At the Old Burial Ground, First Parish Congressional Church. He had the oldest tombstone in Wakefield. Where Common Burial Ground is now. He was married 22 November 1676, in Hadley, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States, and is listed there.

Their son: our ancestor -
Deacon Nathaniel Bancroft, b. 22 October 1683 - d. 25 December 1752-3. Born in (or: Enfield, Hartford County, Connecticut.) Died in Springfield Hampden County, Massachusetts.
He married Ann or Elizabeth Ruth Hale/Heald on 20 November 1708, in Springfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts.
Mass Grave location.

His son married Elizabeth 'Ruth'. Hale or Heald.
Her parents:. Gershom and Ann Hale
Robert Bancroft when he followed His brother and relatives to the New World, he likely accompanied His relatives. And helped to protect his nieces and nephews.

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