Thomas Call

Male 1597 - 1676  (78 years)


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  • Name Thomas Call 
    Born 15 Jun 1597  England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 17 May 1676  Malden, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Bell Rock Cemetery, Malden, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Thomas Call [Caule] was the son of John & Ann Call (or Richard Call & Edith Bennett). He was born 15 June 1597 in Hernhill, Kent, England, where he worked as a tile maker and a husbandman (livestock owner). On 15 June 1619, his 22nd birthday, he was married to Bennett Harrison in Hernhill, Kent, England. Some records indicate that they may have been the parents of 10 children in all. Children (undocumented): John (1621-1630), Anne (1624-1630), Thomas (1628-1630), Paul (1629-1629), Margaret Call (1631-1667), Thomas Call Jr. (1633-1678), John Call (1636-1697), Mary (1637-1643), Elizabeth (1640-1716) and Mercy Call (1643-1678).
      In 1636, at the age of 39, he and his wife, Bennett and three children (Margaret, Thomas and John) boarded the ship "Hercules" at the port of Sandwich, Kent, England and set sail for America arriving in the Bay Colony area near Boston, Massachusetts. They settled in Charlestown, Massachusetts where Thomas worked as a baker. In 1637 the family lived on the banks of the Mystic River near the ferry, about two miles from where the Bunker Hill Monument now stands. Around 1643, he petitioned for leave to sell refreshments. Twenty-two others signed the petition with him, and on 14 May 1645, Thomas was "allowed to keep victualing in his house for strangers". Thus, Thomas was granted the first license for the sale of beer on the "Mystic Side". Three daughters were born during the time that they lived in Charlestown: Mary, Elizabeth and Mercy. His wife Bennett passed away in 1644 shortly after giving birth to Mercy, and Thomas later married Joanna Shepardson, the widow of Daniel Shepardson. The family moved sometime around 1649 to Malden, Massachusetts, a town across the river from Charlestown. He died at the age of 79 years on 17 May 1676 in Malden, Middlesex County, Massachusetts and was buried in the Sandy Bank (Bell Rock) Cemetery, located at Medford and Green Streets.

      His will, dated 23 November 1670 and proved 3 October 1676, gave real estate and a pair of black oxen to his son John, made bequests to his three living daughters, left 10 shillings to each grandchild as they became of age and made Thomas the executor and chief beneficiary of his estate which was appraised at about 150 Pounds.
    Person ID I33427  OurNorthernRoots
    Last Modified 10 Feb 2020 

    Family 1 Bennett Harrison,   b. 21 May 1597, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1644, Charlestown, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 46 years) 
    Married Jun 1619 
    Children 
    +1. Elizabeth Call,   b. 21 Dec 1640, Charlestown, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Feb 1715, Attleboro, Bristol Co., Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
    Last Modified 10 Feb 2020 
    Family ID F12208  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Joanna Fuller,   b. 1617, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Jan 1661, Malden, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 44 years) 
    Married Abt 1645 
    Last Modified 10 Feb 2020 
    Family ID F15953  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 15 Jun 1597 - England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 17 May 1676 - Malden, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
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