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Rev. Thomas Carter

Male 1608 - 1684  (76 years)


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  • Name Thomas Carter 
    Title Rev. 
    Born 1608  Hinderclay, Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Christened 3 Jul 1608  Hinderclay, Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Buried 14 Jun 1669  Salisbury, MA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 5 Sep 1684  Woburn, MA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I19685  Puffer Genealogy
    Last Modified 4 Jun 2013 

    Father Thomas Carter,   b. 1578, Ipswich, Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Jun 1652, Charlestown, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Mother Sarah,   b. 1581, Ipswich, Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 1595  Charlestown, MA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F8487  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary Parkhurst,   b. 28 Aug 1614, St. Lawrence, Ipswich, Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Mar 1687, Woburn, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Married 1639  Ipswich, Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 1639  Ipswich, Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Samuel Carter,   b. 8 Aug 1640, Watertown, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1693, Groton, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years)
     2. Elizabeth Carter,   b. 22 Feb 1642, Charlestown, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown  (Age ~ 2 years)
     3. Judith Carter,   b. 15 Mar 1642, Watertown, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Oct 1678, Charlestown, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 36 years)
     4. Theophilus Carter,   b. 12 Jun 1645, Woburn, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Feb 1650, Woburn, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 4 years)
     5. Mary Carter,   b. 1648,   d. 19 Dec 1688, Hampton, NH Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 40 years)
     6. Abigail Carter,   b. 10 Aug 1649, Woburn, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Sep 1676, Woburn, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 27 years)
     7. Deborah Carter,   b. 17 Sep 1651, Woburn, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Dec 1667, Woburn, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 16 years)
     8. Timothy Carter,   b. 12 Jun 1653, Woburn, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Jul 1727, Woburn, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
     9. Thomas Carter,   b. 8 Jun 1655, Woburn, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Oct 1754, Woburn, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 99 years)
    Last Modified 17 Oct 2018 
    Family ID F6639  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • A Puritan, he studied at St John's College, Cambridge, receiving his B. A. in 1630 and his M.A. in 1633. Carter was a student at Cambridge at t he same time as John Harvard, and the two probably knew each other ther e. Like Harvard and many other Puritans, Carter immigrated to New Engla nd as part of the Great Migration, becoming a freeman of Dedham, Massac husetts in 1637. Carter was active in the church, both at Dedham, and a t Watertown, MA, where he served as an elder.

      Having demonstrated spiritual gifts during his time as an elder, on Nov ember 22, 1642, Carter was ordained at Woburn, MA and he bec ame the pastor of the Woburn congregation.