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Elder Thomas Cushman

Male 1607 - 1691  (84 years)


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  • Name Thomas Cushman 
    Title Elder 
    Born 8 Feb 1607  Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 10 Dec 1691  [1
    Buried Plymouth, MA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I17521  Puffer Genealogy
    Last Modified 4 Jun 2013 

    Father Robert Cushman,   b. 2 Feb 1577, Canterbury, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jun 1625, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 48 years) 
    Mother Sarah Reder,   b. 1580, Sandwich, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1616, Leiden, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 36 years) 
    Married 31 Jul 1606  St. Alphage, Canterbury, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Family ID F2570  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary Allerton,   b. Abt 1616,   d. 28 Nov 1699, Plymouth, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 83 years) 
    Married Abt 1636  Plymouth, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
     1. Thomas Cushman,   b. Abt Sep 1637, Plymouth, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Aug 1726, Plympton, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 88 years)
     2. Sarah Cushman,   b. Between 1639 and 1641, Plymouth, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Nov 1695  (Age ~ 56 years)
     3. Isaac Cushman,   b. 8 Feb 1648/9, Plymouth, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Oct 1732, Plympton, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
     4. Elkanah Cushman,   b. 1 Jun 1651, Plymouth, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Sep 1727, Plympton, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
     5. Fear Cushman,   b. 20 Jun 1653, Plymouth, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 22 Oct 1690  (Age < 37 years)
     6. Eleazar Cushman,   b. 20 Feb 1656/7, Plymouth, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft Nov 1733  (Age > 76 years)
    Last Modified 24 May 2014 
    Family ID F2577  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • "FORTUNE PASSENGER" -- Taken by father to Leiden, Holland, shortly after baptism; age 10 sailed to Southampton, England, with stepmother on the Speedwell; sailed on Speedwell (with Mayflower), 1620, for New World, with father (stepmother?), but abandoned voyage when vessel put back 3rd time; arrived at Plymouth, MA, on the Fortune in 1621; father returned to England leaving Thomas as ward of Governor Bradford. "He settled in that part of Plymouth now Kingston, and in 1635 was on the Jury. He was appointed successor to Elder Brewster in 1649, continuing in the office until his death, Dec. 11, 1691. More than 43 years. He, for several years, was assistant to the Governor, and went to London five times in the interest of the Colony. He spent the latter part of his life in New Haven, CT where he died.

  • Sources 
    1. [S1310] Mayflower Families in Progress - Isaac Allerton of the Mayflower and His Descendants for Four Genera, p. 4.

    2. [S1306] Assorted Genealogical Notes, Subject: Various (1997, 1998), 186 (from notes sent to Mr. Tibbetts by Charon Lee (Mathews)Sellers, 34 Brookings Bay Road, Woolwich, ME 04579).