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Lieutenant Thomas Miner

Male 1608 - 1690  (82 years)


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  • Name Thomas Miner 
    Title Lieutenant 
    Born 23 Apr 1608  Chew Magna, Somerset, Eng. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Burial Wequetequock, New London CO, CT Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 23 Oct 1690  Stonington, New London, Ct Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Wequetequock Cem., Stonington, Ct Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • The Book (IRVING) #1684, Rootsbooks; The Howshir Book # 5013, Rootsbooks.
      McBride GEDCOM for BD, BP, Dd, dp and burp.[palmer.ged]

      1. Thomas was baptized "Thomas Myner".

      2. The ancestry of Thomas Minor (1608) presents a major problem. The "Herauldical Essay Upon the Surname of Miner" was accepted as authentic for over 300 years. This manuscript is held by the Connecticut Historical Society. It is a work of art, but probably is a work of creativity. Research in 1979 failed to substantiate it. Therefor, all claimed ancestors of Thomas prior to those listed below are at best questionable:

      Clement Minor -- father

      Thomas Minor -- grandfather

      William Minor -- great-grandfather

      3. Thomas, the immigrant, spelled his name "Minor" when he arrived in the colonies with the Winthrop fleet in the "Arbella" June 14, 1630. When he later received the "Essay," for some time he changed the spelling to "Miner" to conform to the spelling in the "Essay". Some of the children changed the spelling, some didn't. Spelling frequently changed back and forth. He apparently settled for "Minor" as his gravestone, mentioned below, indicates.

      4. Thomas was of Charlestown, Massachusetts 1632. He was one of the church founders in Frothingham and Budington, Freeman March 4, 1634, removed to Pequot, New London in 1643 and then to Stonington soon after 1645. He removed to Mystic in 1653 where he spent the rest of his days. He is buried with his wife under a large wolf stone from his house, on which is cut:

      "Here lyes the body of Liutenant Thomas Miner aged 83 -- departed 1690"

      5. General and President Ulysses S. Grant is a lineal descendant through Thomas' son, John Miner.
    Person ID I06691  Bayles
    Last Modified 1 Dec 2017 

    Father Clement Miner,   b. 23 Feb 1584/85, Chew-Magna, Somerset, Eng. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Mar 1640, Chew-Magna, Somerset, Eng. Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Sarah Pope,   b. Abt 1584, Chew Magna, Sussex, Eng. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship natural 
    Family ID F0651  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Grace Palmer,   b. 9 May 1612, Yetminster, Dorset, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Oct 1690, Stonington, New London CO, CT Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Married 23 Apr 1634  Charlestown, Suffolk CO, MA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Joseph Miner,   b. Abt 25 Aug 1644, Pequot, New London CO, CT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Jan 1711/12, Woodbury, Litchfield CO, CT Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 67 years)  [natural]  [unknown]
    Last Modified 1 Dec 2017 
    Family ID F0650  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart


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