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Descendants of Francis Thorndike

| Generation 1 | Generation 2 | Generation 3 | Generation 4 | Generation 5 |

Generation No. 1

1. FRANCIS1 THORNDIKE was born in Great Carlton and Scamblesby, County Lincoln, England. He married ALICE COLEMAN.
Children of FRANCIS THORNDIKE and ALICE COLEMAN are:
2. i. JOHN2 THORNDIKE, bpt. July 23, 1603, Little Carlton, Lincolnshire, England; d. November 3, 1668, London, England.
ii. HERBERT THORNDIKE.

Generation No. 2

2. JOHN2 THORNDIKE (FRANCIS1) was baptized July 23, 1603 in Little Carlton, Lincolnshire, England, anddied November 3, 1668 in London, England. He married ELIZABETH STRATTON Abt. 1640 in Salem, Massachusetts. She was born Abt. 1614 in England, and died Bef. July 27, 1688. She emigrated to New England on the Increase April 15, 1635.
Children of JOHN THORNDIKE and ELIZABETH STRATTON are:
3. i. PAUL3 THORNDIKE, b. Abt. 1643, Salem, Massachusetts; d. Bef. January 2, 1697/98.
ii. ANNE THORNDIKE.
Notes for ANNE THORNDIKE:
Called "my eldest daughter" in her father's will. She became insane as the result of "cruel and lascivious beating" at the hands of one Job Swinnerton, Sr., for which offense he was fined at Salem, 9 Nov. 1655.--"Descendants of John Thorndike of Essex County, Massachusetts" by Morgan Hewitt Stafford
iii. SARAH THORNDIKE, m. JOHN LOW, December 10, 1661, Ipswich, Massachusetts; d. November 29, 1695, Ipswich, Massachusetts.
4. iv. ELIZABETH3 THORNDIKE, b. Abt. 1641; d. August 30, 1672, Salem, Massachusetts.
v. MARY THORNDIKE.
Notes for MARY THORNDIKE:
Named in her father's will--"Descendants of John Thorndike of Essex County, Massachusetts" by Morgan Hewitt Stafford
v. ALICE THORNDIKE, bpt. April 10, 1669, Westminster Abbey, London, England.
Notes for ALICE THORNDIKE:
Named in her father's will
Alice Thorndike accompanied her father to England in 1668 and was baptized in Westminster Abbey 10 April 1669 being then "of ripe years" as the record states. She was left a substantial legacy by her uncle Herbert Thorndike, a portion of which was upon the condition that she never return to New England and that she marry a person who "should sincerely cleave to the Church of England."--"Descendants of John Thorndike of Essex County, Massachusetts" by Morgan Hewitt Stafford
v. MARTHA THORNDIKE, bpt. April 10, 1669, Westminster Abbey, London, England.
Notes for MARTHA THORNDIKE:
Named in her father's will as one of his two youngest daughters. She accompanied her father to England in 1668 and with her sister Alice was baptized in Westminster Abbey 10 April 1669. Like her sister Alice she was left a substantiel legacy by her uncle Herbert Thorndike and upon the same conditions. Since no further record of her has come to light, it is probable that she complied with the requirements of his will and remained in England.--"Descendants of John Thorndike of Essex County, Massachusetts" by Morgan Hewitt Stafford

Generation No. 3

3. PAUL3 THORNDIKE (JOHN2, FRANCIS1) was born Abt. 1643, baptized April 18, 1663 in Westminster Abbey, London, England, and died Bef. January 2, 1697/98. He married MARY PATCH April 28, 1668 in Beverly, Massachusetts, daughter of JAMES PATCH and HANNAH. She was born April 6, 1649 in Salem, Massachusetts, and died Bet. November 1717 and March 16, 1718/19 in Beverly, Massachusetts.
Children of PAUL THORNDIKE and MARY PATCH are:
i. MARY THORNDIKE, b. January 8, 1668/69, Beverly, Massachusetts; d. Bet. April - October 1732, Beverly, Massachusetts.
ii. ELIZABETH THORNDIKE, b. October 14, 1670, Beverly, Massachusetts; d. Aft. September 7, 1728; m. SAMUEL GOULD; b. February 6, 1669/70, Salem, Massachusetts; d. March 13, 1727/28, Hopkinton, Massachusetts.
iii. HANNAH THORNDIKE, b. May 14, 1673, Beverly, Massachusetts; m. WILLIAM PRIDE, July 22, 1699, Beverly, Massachusetts; d. Bet. October 7 - November 20, 1751, Norwich, Connecticut.
5. iv. PAUL3 THORNDIKE, b. April 17, 1677; d. August 18, 1738, West Indies.
v. MARTHA THORNDIKE, b. Abt. 1679, Beverly, Massachusetts; d. December 5, 1764, Beverly, Massachusetts; m. RICHARD THISSEL, April 30, 1706, Beverly, Massachusetts; b. Abt. 1685; d. March 17, 1752, Beverly, Massachusetts.
vi. HERBERT THORNDIKE, b. Abt. 1684; d. January 6, 1762, Beverly, Massachusetts; m. (1) SARAH HERRICK, January 17, 1711/12, Beverly, Massachusets; b. Deember 8, 1692, Beverly, Massachusetts; d. July 17, 1718, Beverly, Massachusetts; m. (2) ABIGAIL SALLOWS, January 8, 1718/19, Beverly, Massachusetts; b. August 8, 1693, Beverly, Massachusetts; d. Bet. August - December 1717, Beverly, Massachusetts; m. (3) SARAH SALLOWS, October 1740, Beverly, Massachusetts; b. Abt. 1704; d. January 23, 1786, Beverly, Massachusetts.
6. vii. CAPT. JOHN THORNDIKE, b. January 22, 1674/75, Beverly, Massachusetts; d. March 23, 1760, Beverly, Massachusetts.
4. ELIZABETH3 THORNDIKE (JOHN2, FRANCIS1) was born Abt. 1641 and died August 30, 1672 in Salem, Massachusetts. She married JOHN PROCTOR December 1662 in Ipswich, Massachusetts, son of JOHN PROCTOR and MARTHA. He was born 1632 in England, and was hanged as a witch August 19, 1692 in Salem, Massachusetts.
Children of ELIZABETH THORNDIKE and JOHN PROCTOR are:
i. ELIZABETH PROCTOR, b. Abt. 1663; m. THOMAS VERY, March 28, 1681, Salem, Massachusetts.
ii. MARTHA PROCTOR, b. April 1, 1665, Ipswich, Massachusetts.
iii. MARTHA PROCTOR, b. June 4, 1666, Ipswich, Massachusetts.
iv. MARY PROCTOR, b. October 20, 1667, Salem, Massachusetts.
v. JOHN PROCTOR, b. October 28, 1668, Salem, Massachusetts.
vi. MARY PROCTOR, b. January 30, 1669/70, Salem, Massachusetts.
vii. THORNDIKE PROCTOR, b. July 15, 1672, Salem, Massachusetts.

Generation No. 4

5. PAUL4 THORNDIKE (PAUL3, JOHN2, FRANCIS1) was born April 17, 1677, and died August 18, 1738 in the West Indies. He married MARY BATCHELDER December 11, 1701 in Beverly, Massachusetts, daughter of JOHN BATCHELDER and MARY HERRICK. She was born February 1683/84, and died March 6, 1769.
Notes for PAUL THORNDIKE:
Paul was "supposed to be lost in a hurricane in ye West Indies, August 18, 1738, P.R.I."--Beverly Vital Records".
Children of PAUL THORNDIKE and MARY BATCHELDER are:
i. PAUL THORNDIKE, b. February 5, 1702/03.
ii. JOSHUA THORNDIKE, b. March 8, 1710/11.
iii. ZECHARIAS THORNDIKE, b. January 27, 1712/13, Beverly, Massachusetts; d. Aft. July 21, 1769.
iv. MARY THORNDIKE, b. February 13, 1714/15, Beverly, Massachusetts; d. 1757, Beverly, Massachusetts.
v. BENJAMIN THORNDIKE, b. November 22, 1717, Beverly, Massachusetts; d. 1744, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
vi. ANDREW THORNDIKE, b. November 12, 1719.
vii. JOSEPH THORNDIKE, b. January 5, 1721/22, Beverly, Massachusetts; d. November 1747, "supposed to be lost coming from Newfoundland".
viii. ISRAEL THORNDIKE, b. April 26, 1724, Beverly, Massachusetts; d. October 30, 1754, Beverly, Massachusetts.
ix. PAUL THORNDIKE, b. December 8, 1706; d. October 12, 1750, Halifax, Nova Scotia; m. ABIGAIL OBER, October 7, 1747, Beverly, Massachusetts; b. February 17, 1711/12, Beverly, Massachusetts; d. February 29, 1796, Beverly, Massachusetts.
6. CAPT. JOHN4 THORNDIKE (PAUL3, JOHN2, FRANCIS1) was born January 22, 1674/75 in Beverly, Massachusetts, and died March 23, 1760 in Beverly, Massachusetts. He married (1) JOANNA LARKIN DODGE April 20, 1696 in Beverly, Massachusetts, daughter of JOHN LARKIN and JOANNA HALE. She was born March 8, 1675/76 in Charlestown, Massachusetts, and died May 12, 1716 in Beverly, Massachusetts. He married (2) CHRISTIAN WOODBURY March 30, 1718 in Beverly, Massachusetts, daughter of ISAAC WOODBURY and MARY WILKES. She was born March 23, 1676/77 in Beverly, Massachusetts, and died April 28, 1732 in Beverly, Massachusetts. He married (3) ABIGAIL CONANT June 1732 in Beverly, Massachusetts, daughter of LOT CONANT and ABIGAIL. She was born February 6, 1689/90 and baptized July 3, 1690 in Beverly, Massachusetts, and died April 20, 1786 in Beverly, Massachusetts.
Children of JOHN THORNDIKE and JOANNA DODGE are:
7. i. HERBERT5 THORNDIKE, b. January 3, 1707/08, Beverly, Massachusetts; d. July 10, 1746, at sea.
8. ii. ROBERT5 THORNDIKE, b. February 4, 1696/97, Beverly, Massachusetts.
iii. JOHN THORNDIKE, b. August 22, 1701, Beverly, Massachusetts; d. July 10, 1769, Beverly, Massachusetts; m. (1) ELIZABETH DODGE; b. Abt. 1696; d. March 23, 1768, Beverly, Massachusetts; m. (2) ELIZABETH OBER, November 13, 1723, Beverly, Massachusetts; b. August 15, 1703, Beverly, Massachusetts; d. January 13, 1749/50, Beverly, Massachusetts.
iv. JOANNA THORNDIKE, b. August 1, 1703, Beverly, Massachusetts; d. March 27, 1775, Beverly, Massachusetts.
v. JAMES THORNDIKE, b. January 11, 1705/06, Beverly, Massachusetts; d. February 26, 1787, Tewksbury, Massachusetts; m. ANNA OBER, January 21, 1727/28, Beverly, Massachusetts; b. December 1, 1708, Beverly, Massachusetts.
vi. EDWARD THORNDIKE, b. April 10, 1711.
vii. SARAH THORNDIKE, b. September 17, 1712.
9. viii. PAUL5 THORNDIKE, b. February 5, 1698/99, Beverly, Massachusetts.
Children of JOHN THORNDIKE and CHRISTIAN WOODBURY are:
ix. NICHOLAS THORNDIKE, b. January 14, 1732/33.
x. JOANNA THORNDIKE, b. November 17, 1734.

Generation No. 5

7. HERBERT5 THORNDIKE (JOHN4, PAUL3, JOHN2, FRANCIS1) was born January 3, 1707/08 in Beverly, Massachusetts, and died July 10, 1746, at sea. He married ABIGAIL OBER February 4, 1730/31 in Beverly, Massachusetts, daughter of NICHOLAS OBER and ABIGAIL CONANT. She was born February 17, 1711/12 in Beverly, Massachusetts, and died February 29, 1796 in Beverly, Massachusetts.
Children of HERBERT THORNDIKE and ABIGAIL OBER are:
i. JOANNA THORNDIKE, b. November 23, 1731, Beverly, Massachusetts; d. February 20, 1809, Beverly, Massachusetts.
ii. ABIGAIL THORNDIKE, b. May 5, 1738, Beverly, Massachusetts; d. Aft. September 24, 1796; m. (1) DAVID STEWART; b. Kensington, New Hampshire; m. (2) JOSIAH DAVISON, November 1757, Beverly, Massachusetts.
iii. NICHOLAS THORNDIKE, b. October 2, 1733, Beverly, Massachusetts.
iv. SARAH THORNDIKE, b. January 13, 1735/36, Beverly, Massachusetts; d. Bef. September 24, 1796; m. DOMINICUS SEWALL, February 28, 1758, Beverly, Massachusetts; removed to St. John, New Brunswick, Canada.
v. EMMA THORNDIKE, b. April 7, 1741, Beverly, Massachusetts; d. July 25, 1824, Beverly, Massachusetts; m. JOHN CONANT, February 21, 1764, Wenham, Massachusetts; b. June 25, 1743, Beverly, Massachusetts; d. May 13, 1743.
vi. UNNAMED CHILD, b. May 13, 1743.
vii. BETHIA THORNDIKE, b. September 8, 1745, Beverly, Massachusetts; m. JESSE DODGE, November 6, 1766, Wenham, Massachusetts.
8. ROBERT5 THORNDIKE (JOHN4, PAUL3, JOHN2, FRANCIS1) was born February 4, 1696/97 in Beverly, Massachusetts. He married ELIZABETH WOODBURY November 20, 1718 in Beverly, Massachusetts, daughter of EBENEZER WOODBURY and HANNAH DODGE. She was born July 26, 1696 in Beverly, Massachusetts.
Children of ROBERT THORNDIKE and ELIZABETH WOODBURY are:
i. EBENEZER THORNDIKE, b. July 9, 1719.
ii. JOHANAH THORNDIKE, b. July 11, 1721.
iii. HANNAH THORNDIKE, b. July 11, 1723.
iv. RUTH THORNDIKE, b. July 13, 1725.
v. ROBERT THORNDIKE, b. 1730; m. DEBORAH WALLIS, February 11, 1758, Falmouth, Maine; b. November 2, 1740, Gloucester, Massachusetts.
vi. ROBERT THORNDIKE, b. 1730; m. DEBORAH WALLIS, February 11, 1758, Falmouth, Maine; b. November 2, 1740, Gloucester, Massachusetts.
vii. LUCY THORNDIKE, b. September 3, 1736, Falmouth, Maine; d. December 1815; m. JOSEPH WALLIS, October 5, 1758, Falmouth, Maine; b. Apri l1, 1736, Gloucester, Massachusetts; d. June 3, 1826, Falmouth, Maine.
9. PAUL5 THORNDIKE (JOHN4, PAUL3, JOHN2, FRANCIS1) was born February 5, 1698/99 in Beverly, Massachusetts. He married MEHETABEL WOODBURY September 30, 1725 in Beverly, Massachusetts, daughter of EBENEZER WOODBURY and HANNAH DODGE. She was baptized September 2, 1705, Beverly, Massachusetts, and died August 21, 1778 in Beverly, Massachusetts.
Child of PAUL THORNDIKE and MEHETABEL WOODBURY is:
i. JERUSHA THORNDIKE, b. June 12, 1727, Beverly, Massachusetts; d. August 11, 1791, Beverly, Massachusetts; m. CORNELIUS WOODBURY, November 14, 1750, Beverly, Massachusetts; b. June 11, 1718, Beverly, Massachusetts; d. November 20, 1807, Beverly, Massachusetts.
Sources:
1. Descendants of John Thorndike of Essex County Massachusetts by Morgan Hewitt Stafford
2. The History of Salem, Massachusetts by Sidney Perley
3. New England Marriages Before 1700 by Torrey
4. Savage, Volume 4, Genealogical Dict., First Settlers of New England
5. Ipswich Vital Records
6. Beverly Vital Records
7. Salem Vital Records
8. FTM Family Archives, Volume 11, Pedigree #4590, Broderbund Software
9. City of Beverly Original Records
10. Foster Genealogy
11. The Standley Family of Beverly by Stephen P. Hall

 

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