Thomas Buckingham

Male 1646 - 1709  (62 years)


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  • Name Thomas Buckingham 
    Born 8 Nov 1646  Milford, CT Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 1 Apr 1709  Saybrook, CT Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Age 62 years 
    Patriarch & Matriarch
    Thomas Buckingham,   b. Abt 1606, Hertfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Jun 1657, Boston, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 51 years)  (Father) 
    Hannah Hawkins  (Mother) 
    Person ID I64091  tree2019
    Last Modified 19 May 2020 

    Father Thomas Buckingham,   b. Abt 1606, Hertfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Jun 1657, Boston, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 51 years)
    Other Partners: Ann Fowler  m. 1648  
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Hannah Hawkins 
    Relationship natural 
    Married England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F28076  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Ancestors Hester Hoslmer 
    Married 20 Sep 1666  Saybrook, CT Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Anne Buckingham,   b. 2 Aug 1687,   d. 16 Dec 1745, Saybrook, CT Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years)  [natural]
     2. Daniel Buckingham,   b. 3 Oct 1672  [natural]
     3. Hester Buckingham,   b. 10 Jan 1668, Old Saybrook, CT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1709  (Age 40 years)  [natural]
     4. Hezekiah Buckingham,   b. 21 Jun 1682,   d. 20 Apr 1752, Saybrook, CT Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)  [natural]
     5. Samuel Buckingham,   b. 26 May 1678,   d. 20 Jun 1678  (Age 0 years)  [natural]
     6. Samuel Buckingham,   b. 24 Jul 1679,   d. 25 Jan 1684  (Age 4 years)  [natural]
    Married: 1x7. Stephen Buckingham,   b. 4 Sep 1675,   d. 13 Feb 1746  (Age 70 years)  [natural]
     8. Temperence Buckingham,   b. 6 Jan 1683, Old Saybrook, CT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Jul 1713  (Age 30 years)  [natural]
    Married: 1x9. Thomas Buckingham,   b. 29 Sep 1670, Old Saybrook, CT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Sep 1739, Lebanon, CT Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)  [natural]
    Margaret Griswold  m. 16 Dec 1691
    Last Modified 19 May 2020 
    Family ID F28072  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Ancestors Mary Hooker 
    Married 10 Aug 1703 
    Last Modified 19 May 2020 
    Family ID F28098  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Thomas Buckingham was baptized 11/28/1646. He began to preach at Saybrook, CT and became one of the most noted colonial preachers. He was one of the founders of Yale College (1701) and Yale's first commencement was held at his house in Saybrook. He evidently held a high rank among the clergymen of the time as he was a moderator of the famous synod which convened at Saybrook and formed the platform for the government of the churches in 1708. Mary Hooker, his second wife, was the widow of Samuel Hooker of Farmington, CT. He and his first wife, Hester Hosmer, are buried in the Old Saybrook burying grounds (Cypress Cemetary). Upon the 200th anniversary of Yale University an iron fence was placed around their gravesites and a memorial plaque was attached to commemorate Thomas as their founder.