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Thomas Flagg

Norfolk, England
Death 6 Feb 1698 (aged 76–77)
Watertown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA
Burial Watertown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA
Memorial ID 57960009 · View Source
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"Thomas Flagg, settled in Watertown as early as 1643, and was probably the ancestor of all families bearing that name in this country. He was selectman, 1671, 74, 75, 76, and 78. He lost his left eye, by a gunshot accident, previous to 1659, and he died Feb. 6, 1697-8. His will dated Mar. 5, 1696-7."

Source Book: "Early Settlers of Watertown, Massachusetts," by Henry Bond, M. D. pp.219. (Boston: 1

June Braman of Corvallis, Oregon attended a week long seminar in genealogy sponsored by the New England Historical and Genealogical Society. In their library she found a 40 page extract from Genealogical Notes on the Founding of New England by Ernest Flagg 1926. Ernest totally disproved that Thomas Flegg who died in 1697 Watertown, MA. was baptized 1615 Whinburgh, Norfolk, England as the son of Bartholomew and Alicia Flegg. He instead provided very lengthy, convincing evidence that Thomas Flegg was baptized May 6, 1621 Hardingham, Norfolk, England as the son of Allen Flegg and Nazareth Devoroys. The inconsistency of his age (21) when he immigrated in 1637 as a servant to Richard (Carucar) Carver was explained by the fact that it was not easy for underage people to leave England (unless in company of their parents), so he lied about his age. It is believed by some that another servant of Richard (Carucar) Carver, Merible Underwood, who also traveled with them was the Mary who later become Thomas's wife. This has not been definately proven and the stories just list her as Mary, maiden name unknown.


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