Thomas Paine


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Thomas Paine                                  see FAMILY TREE   
  Born: 18 Jan 1612/3 Wrentham, Suffolk, England

  Married: Jul 1650 Eastham, Barnstable, MA

  Died: 16 Aug 1706 Eastham, Barnstable, MA    


Thomas Paine


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Mary Snow


1. Mary Paine b. Abt. 1653

2. Samuel Paine b. 1652

3. Thomas Paine b. 1656

4. Elisha Paine b. 1660

5. Elizar Paine b. 10 Mar 1657/8

6. Nicholas Paine b. Abt. 1663

7. James Paine b. 06 Jul 1665

8. Joseph Paine b. Abt. 1667

According to Scituate Genealogy  "Thomas Paine came to Plymouth in 1621 with his father as a lad of about 10. "His name first appears upon the records as a constable of Eastham in 1653. He was in that town in 1655, and is mentioned as one of the nineteen men then townsmen. He was propounded at the Colony Court at Plymouth in 1658, and June 1, that year was admitted as freeman. In 1662 he was appointed, with Nicholas Snow, Jonathan Sparrow and Giles Hopkins, to view and lay out the meadow between Namskaket and Silver Springs, then within the limits of Eastham, to those of the inhabitants that were entitled to the same; and the same year, with Giles Hopkins, was selected a surveyor of highways. In 1664, for the first time he was chosen deputy to the Plymouth Colony court and a juryman. In 1667, with eleven others, he was called to investigate the causes of deaths of Robert Chappell, James Nichols and James Pidell, of Captains John Allen's company, were were put ashore at Cape Cod. the same year he was allowed by the Colonial court to select a tract of land for his use, and in June, 1669, he was allowed, with Experience Michell, Henry Sampson and Thomas Little, to purchase land at Namasket, now Middleboro. With these persons, July 20, the same year, he purchased of Tuscaquin, the Black Sachem, and his son William for 10 sterling, their right to the grant. this land adjoined John Alden's tract, as the famous Assawamsett pond. In 1670, with Jonathan Sparrow, he was appointed an inspector of the ordinaries in town, to see that there was no excessive drinking; and the same year, one of the Grand Inquest."

He lived to be 94.