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.
Vital Records, Vital Records of New Haven 1649-1850, vol. 1, p. 12.
Thomas Meekes the sonn of Thomas Meekes was borne the 30th of August 1655