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Thomas Meekes & Rebecca Turner
Husband:
Thomas Meekes
Born:
1624 in London, , Greater London, England
Married:
19 Jan 1648/49 in New Haven, New Haven, CT, USA
Died:
1691 in New Haven, New Haven, CT, USA
Father:
Daniel Meekes
Mother:
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Wife:
Rebecca Turner
Born:
about 1631
Died:
Unknown
Father:
Nathaniel Turner
Mother:
Margaret
Children:
01  (M):
John Mix
Born:
1649
Died:
21 Jan 1711/12
02  (M):
Nathaniel Mix
Born:
14 Sep 1651
Died:
14 Oct 1725
03  (M):
Daniel Mix
Born:
08 Sep 1653
Died:
1720
04  (M):
Thomas Mix
Born:
30 Aug 1655 in New Haven, New Haven, CT, USA (1)
Died:
30 Jul 1706 in Norwich, New London, CT, USA
Spouse:
Hannah Fitch
05  (F):
Rebecca Mix
Born:
04 Jan 1656/57
Died:
17 Oct 1734
06  (F):
Abigail Mix
Born:
22 Jul 1659
Died:
Unknown
07  (M):
Caleb Mix
Born:
15 Dec 1661
Died:
12 Aug 1708
08  (M):
Samuel Mix
Born:
11 Jan 1663/64
Died:
10 Apr 1730
09  (F):
Hannah Mix
Born:
30 Jun 1666
Died:
about 1698
10  (F):
Esther Mix
Born:
30 Nov 1668
Died:
1670
11  (M):
Stephen Mix
Born:
01 Nov 1672
Died:
28 Aug 1738
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Thomas Meekes:

Notes:

Thomas (he spelled his name "Meekes" in early records) came to New Haven, Connecticut sometime before 1647 when he is first mentioned in town records. Thomas and Rebecca married when she became pregnant and were called before the court July 3, 1649 "to answer to their sinful miscarriage in matter of fornication, with sundry lies added thereto by them both in a gross and heinous matter." Thomas was ordered severely whipped and fined 5 pounds, and Rebecca was fined 10 pounds.
"Mr. Samuel Goodanhousen was called to give in security for the portions of his wives children., and for Thomas Meekes he is willing to accept of the house and 19 acres of land next to the towne (lying by ye necke highway) for ye portion of Rebecka Turner, now his wife, and Thomas Meekes declared in court that he is willing to accept of ye said 19 acrs of land, be it more or less & ye house & home lott & barne at towne, in full satisfaction for his wives portion." Eventually Thomas held such offices as constable and fence viewer. According to Jacobus, Thomas "thriftily conserved this estate, raised a family of ten children, and gave his sons a good education."

ref: "Records of the Colony and Plantation of New Haven, from 1638 to 1649", transcribed and edited by Charles J Hoad ly, Hartford CT (Case, Tiffany and Co) 1857, p 480.

Footnotes:
  1. Vital Records, Vital Records of New Haven 1649-1850, vol. 1, p. 12.
    Quality: 3.

    Thomas Meekes the sonn of Thomas Meekes was borne the 30th of August 1655




Revised: 11/9/2011