Person Sheet

Name Thomas FORD21319
Birth by abt 1591, Dorchester Dorsetshire Engl21320,21321
Birth Memo bapt 6 Jan 1599 [not confirmed]
Death 9 Nov 1676, Northampton MA87,21322,21291
Immigration  1630, Mary and John87,116,7851,21323
1 Joan WAY
Birth 1582, Powerstock Dorset Engl bapt21323
Birth Memo possibly her; not confirmed
Death abt 1615, Engl21291
Father Stephen ? WAY
Marriage 13 Dec 1610, Powerstock Dorset Engl103,21291,21323
2 Elizabeth CHARD
Birth Engl3727
Death 18 Apr 1643, Windsor CT116,3727,21291
Immigration  1630, Mary and John7851,116,21323
Marriage 19 Jun 1616, Bridport Dorsetshire Engl116,3727,21324,21325,21291,21326
Children Johanna (1617-1695)
  Abigail (1619-1688)
  Thomas (1623-1623)
  Hepzibah (1625-1684)
  Hannah (1629-1629)
3 Ann
Birth 1587103
Death 5 May 1675103,21327
Marriage 7 Nov 1644, Hartford CT103,21328
Children Ann (1657-)
Notes Notes for Thomas FORD
Parentage not yet proved, first recorded at Bridport, co Dorset, Engalnd where he married widow Elizabeth (Charde) Cooke. Continued at Bridport until 1610 or later and had two daughters baptized; by 1623 they were fifteen miles east in Dorchester, co Dorset where son and two daughters were baptized in Holy Trinity Church, two died there in infancy, latest on on March 28, 1629. [Ferris: Dawes-Gates 1_294f]
Came in 1630, first residence Dorchester, 1637 to Windsor, 1672 to Northhampton MA.
Search for Passengers Mary & John vol 4 gives entries from parish records as possible clues for his ancestry:
John Ford m Joan Beck 3 Feb 1583, Piddlehinton, Dorset. (12 m east of Powerstoch)
Magalene Ford m William Ford, 8 Jan 1580 Powerstock with West Milton, Dorset
Nycholas Ford m Jelyan Long, 14 Oct 1588, Symondsbury, Dorset
William Forde m Joan Dolinge 8 Nov 1589, Powerstock with West Milton
Powerstock with West Milton is where Thomas married first.

Search for Passengers 4:149 also cites TAG article 16:41, by Donald Jacobus & C Torrey:
Will of a Thomas Forde of Dorchester, Dorset, merchang dated 20 Jan 1610/11, proved May 1611. Maybe uncle of Thomas the emigrant. He was buried at St Peter’s Dorchester where Thomas the emigrant attended Holy Trinity Church. Will lists sister Syssel (Ceily? and others. Names, “Thomas, son of my brother, John Forde” excutor.
This John is most probably father of Thomas; probably the one who married Joan Beck 1580, Thomas, emiigrant, names his first daughter by second wife Joan, but his first wife was also Joan.
“Some sources claim he was son of William Ford of Forde Green, E sussex and Alice Harllilutt, who were married 1569, but this seems too early and connection is unconfirmed”
Notes Notes for Joan (Spouse 1)
Torrey has marriage; not Grt Migration Begins;
Search for Passengers Mary and John 4:150
Dorset parish records may show parents of Joan Way, the first wife “Joane Way, bpt 22 Jan 1582, Powerstock with West Milton, day of Stephen Way.”
Notes Notes for Elizabeth (Spouse 2)
Search for Passengers Mary & John 4:150 has Possible parents of Elizabeth Charde.
All chard baptismal and marriages in Dorset before 1640, shed some light on possible brothers and sisters, but not her parents.
Possible brothers and sisters:
Catherine Chard m in 1610
Elizabeth Charde m (1) Aaron Cooke in 1610 and (2) Thomas Ford in 1616
Thomas Chard m in 1618 and had children 1620, 1622, 1625
John Chard m in 1621.
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