Thomas and Susanna Coleman

    Thomas Coleman was born in 1602 and was from Marlborough, Wiltshire, England, according to Savage’s register. He sailed from Southampton, Hampshire, England on the James and arrived in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts 3 June 1635. He was under contract with Sir Richard Saltonstall to keep cattle in the New World. According to Savage, the Court ruled that he had been negligent in his duties. Thomas married Susanna —. Susanna died 17th 11 month 1650 in Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts. Thomas moved to Hampton, Rockingham, New Hampshire. He married second Mary — on either 11 Jul 1651 in Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts or 6th 5 month 1651 in Nantucket, Massachusetts.[1] Mary died 30th 11 month 1663 and Thomas married third Margery Fowler. Thomas moved to Nantucket, Nantucket, Massachusetts, where he died in 1682, aged 80.

Thomas and Susanna's children are:

1. Tobias Coleman, born in 1638 in Nantucket, Massachusetts, married Lydia — 26 Feb 1668 in Nantucket, Massachusetts.
2. Benjamin Coleman, born 2nd 5 mo. 1640 in Massachusetts[2], died 21st 10 mo 1650 in Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts.
3. Joseph Coleman, born 2nd 12 mo. 1642 in Massachusetts[3], married Ann Bunker (daughter of George Bunker), died 4 mo 1690 in Nantucket, Massachusetts.
4. possibly Susanna Coleman, died 2 Jan 1643.
5. John Coleman, born in 4 mo. 1644 in Nantucket, Massachusetts, married Joanna Folger, died 12 mo 1715 in Nantucket, Massachusetts.
6. Isaac Coleman, born 20th 2 mo. 1647 in Nantucket, Massachusetts, died (drowned with John and Bethia (Folger) Barnard when their boat was upset while crossing from Nantucket to Martha’s Vineyard) 6 Jun (6th 6 mo) 1669.
7. Joanna Coleman.

Sources:
1. International Genealogical Index (extracted from original source by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints), Marriage records:  (Phebe Coleman (Cathcart):  Batch # M502153, Dates: 1666 – 1867, Source Call #0911739, 0911741, Type: Film) and (Solomon, Jeremiah, & Isaac Coleman:  Batch # M501853, Dates: 1850, Source Call #0823704 IT 1-2, Type: Film); Birth records (Batch # C501851, Dates: 1850, Source Call #0823703 IT 1-2, Type: Film).
2. Savage, James, A Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England, Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1990 (originally published Boston, 1860-1862).
3. Database of the Eliza Starbuck Barney Genealogical Record, Nantucket Historical Association (created from records collected by Eliza Starbuck Barney (1802-1889)).
4. Vital Records of Nantucket, Massachusetts to the Year 1850, Vol. I—Births (A-F), Boston:  New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1925.
5. Vital Records of Nantucket, Massachusetts to the Year 1850, Vol. III—Marriages (A-G), Boston:  New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1927.
6. Vital Records of Nantucket, Massachusetts to the Year 1850, Vol. V—Deaths, Boston:  New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1928.


Nantucket Births
COLEMAN

Page 353
Benjamin, son of Thomas and Susanna (first wife), 2d (2 written above 1), 5 mo. 1640, P. R. 38.
[4]

Page 363
Isaac, son of Thomas and Susanna (first wife), 20th, 2 mo. 1647, P. R. 38.

Page 364
Joanna, daughter of Thomas and Susanna, —, P. R. 38.

Page 365
John, husband of Joanna (daughter of Peter Folger 1st and Mary), son of Thomas and Susanna (first wife), —, 4 mo. 1644, P. R. 38.

Page 366
Joseph, husband of Ann (daughter of George Bunker and Jane), son of Thomas and Susanna (first wife), 2d (3 written above 2), 12 mo. [duplicate entry, 12th, 2 mo.] 1642, P. R. 38.

Page 379
Thomas of Newbury, husband of Susanna, husband of Mary (widow of Edmund Johnson), husband of Margery (widow of Thomas Rowell, formerly widow of Christopher Osgood, daughter of Peter Fowler), —, 1602, P. R. 38.

Page 380
Tobias, husband of Lydia, son of Thomas and Susanna, —, 1638, P. R. 38.

Source:  Vital Records of Nantucket, Massachusetts to the Year 1850, Vol. I—Births (A-F), Boston:  New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1925.


Nantucket Marriages
COLEMAN

Page 352
Thomas of Newbury and Mary Johnson, widow of Edmund, 6th, 5 mo. 1651,[5] P. R. 38. …
…Thomas of Newbury and Margery Rowley [duplicate record, Rowell], widow of Thomas, formerly widow of Christopher Osgood, daughter of Peter Fowler, —,[6] P. R. 38.

Page 353
Thomas of Newbury and Susanna —, —,[7] P. R. 38…
…Tobias, son of Thomas and Susanna, and Lydia —, February 26, 1668, “settled in Rowley,”[8] P. R. 38.

Source:  Vital Records of Nantucket, Massachusetts to the Year 1850, Vol. III—Marriages (A-G), Boston:  New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1927.


Nantucket Deaths
COLEMAN

Page 199
Benjamin, son of Thomas and Susanna (first wife), 21st, 10 mo.1650 [see Newbury Vital Records], P. R. 38.

Page 205
Isaac (Colman), “drown’d…Nantucket & ye Vineyard,” June 6, 1669. [Coleman, son of Thomas and Susanna (first wife), P. R. 38. Coleman, 6th, 6 mo., P. R. 63.]

Page 206
John, husband of Joanna (daughter of Peter Folger 1st and Mary), son of Thomas and Susanna (first wife), —, 12 mo. 1715, P. R. 38.

Page 207
Joseph, husband of Ann (daughter of George Bunker and Jane), son of Thomas and Susanna (first wife), —, 4 mo. 1690, P. R. 38.

Page 208
Mary, second wife of Thomas, widow of Edmund Johnson, 30th, 11 mo. 1663, P. R. 38.

Page 214
Susanna, wife of Thomas of Newbury, 17th, 11 mo. 1650 [see Newbury Vital Records], P. R. 38.

Page 215
Thomas, husband of Susanna, husband of Mary (widow of Edmund Johnson), husband of Margery (widow of Thomas Rowell, formerly widow of Christopher Osgood, daughter of Peter Fowler), —, 1682, P. R. 38.

Source: Vital Records of Nantucket, Massachusetts to the Year 1850, Vol. V—Deaths, Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1928.


Extracted Birth Records

BENJAMINE COLEMAN
Birth:           01 MAY 1640
                   Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts
Father:        THOMAS COLEMAN

JOSEPH COLEMAN
Birth:           02 DEC 1642
                   Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts
Father:         THOMAS COLEMAN

Extracted Marriage Records

THOMAS COLEMAN
Spouse:      MARY JOHNSON
Marriage:   11 JUL 1651
                  Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts

Source:  International Genealogical Index (records above extracted from original source by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints), Marriage records:  (Batch # M500321, Dates: 1849, Source Call #0823653, Type: Film); Birth records (Batch # C500321, Dates: 1640 – 1849, Source Call #0823653, Type: Film).


Records from the Eliza Starbuck Barney Genealogical Record

Thomas Coleman (M)
b. 1602, d. 1682, #7699
Thomas Coleman married Susanna ?; “His wife's name (Suzanna penciled in original volume) is not known here. There is record of only five chn, one of whom Tobias, m. and lived abroad. Isaac was drowned with John and Bethia Barnard. Benjamin, unknown” (Also penciled in: Isaac born 1647, died 1669.). Thomas Coleman was born in 1602. He died in 1682. He was “the 1st of Nantucket, came here in 1660 with his family.” “Arrived in Boston June 3, 1635.”
Children of Thomas Coleman and Susanna ?:
Tobias Coleman
Benjamin Coleman
Joseph Coleman   (1642 - 1690)
John Coleman   (1644 - 17 Dec 1715)
Isaac Coleman   (1647)

Susanna ? (F)
#17217
Susanna ? married Thomas Coleman. Her married name was Coleman. “His wife's name is not known here.” “Susanna” written above.

Tobias Coleman (M)
#17218
Tobias Coleman was the son of Thomas Coleman and Susanna ?. Tobias Coleman married Lydia ?. He “m. and lived abroad.”
Child of Tobias Coleman and Lydia ?:
Thomas Coleman
Lydia ? (F)
#19921
Lydia ? married Tobias Coleman, son of Thomas Coleman and Susanna ?. Her married name was Coleman.

Benjamin Coleman (M)
#17219
Benjamin Coleman was the son of Thomas Coleman and Susanna ?.

Joseph Coleman (M)
b. 1642, d. 1690, #478
Joseph Coleman married Ann Bunker, daughter of George Bunker and Jane Godfrey. Joseph Coleman was born in 1642. He was the son of Thomas Coleman and Susanna ?. Joseph Coleman died in 1690.
Children of Joseph Coleman and Ann Bunker:
Joseph Coleman   (1673)
Ann Coleman   (1675 - 01 Jul 1739)
Ann Bunker (F)
b. 1654, #479
Ann Bunker married Joseph Coleman, son of Thomas Coleman and Susanna ?. Ann Bunker was born in 1654. She was the daughter of George Bunker and Jane Godfrey. Her married name was Coleman.

John Coleman (M)
b. 1644, d. 17 Dec 1715, #7850
John Coleman married Joanna Folger, daughter of Peter Folger and Mary Morrell. John Coleman was born in 1644. He was the son of Thomas Coleman and Susanna ?. John Coleman died on 17 December 1715.
Children of John Coleman and Joanna Folger:
Solomon Coleman
Jeremiah Coleman   ( - 04 Jan 1739)
John Coleman Jun.   (1667 - 19 Jan 1762)
Thomas Coleman   (1669 - 23 Jan 1753)
Isaac Coleman   (1671 - 1752)
Phebe Coleman   (1674)
Abigail Coleman   (1677)
Benjamin Coleman   (1677)
Joanna Folger (F)
d. 18 May 1719, #7851
Joanna Folger was the daughter of Peter Folger and Mary Morrell. Joanna Folger married John Coleman, son of Thomas Coleman and Susanna ?. Joanna Folger died on 18 May 1719. Her married name was Coleman.

Isaac Coleman (M)
b. 1647, #17220
Isaac Coleman was born in 1647. He was the son of Thomas Coleman and Susanna ?. Isaac Coleman died in 1669; “Isaac was drowned with John and Bethiah Barnard.”

Source:  Database of the Eliza Starbuck Barney Genealogical Record, Nantucket Historical Association (created from records collected by Eliza Starbuck Barney (1802-1889)).[9]


Volume 1

COLEMAN,
ISAAC, Nantucket, son of Thomas, was drowned 6 June 1669, unmarried.

JOSEPH, Nantucket, son of Thomas, married Ann, daughter of George Bunker, had Joseph, born 17 November 1673, drowned in youth; and Ann, 10 November 1675; died 1690.

THOMAS, Newbury, from Marlborough, in Wilts, arrived at Boston 3 June 1635 in the James from Southampton, came out under contract with Sir Richard Saltonstall and others, to keep their cattle, in which he was negligent and unfaithful as the Court ruled yet was admitted freeman 17 May 1637, by wife Susanna, who died 17 November 1650, had Tobias, born 1638; Benjamin, 1 May 1640; Joseph, 2 December 1642; John, 1644; Isaac, 20 February 1647, before mentioned; and Joanna; removed to Hampton, married 11 July 1651, Mary, widow of Edmund Johnson, who died 30 January 1663; and he took for third wife Margery, daughter of Philip Fowler (widow of Thomas Rowell of Andover, who had been widowed of first Christopher Osgood of Andover) He removed to Nantucket before 1663, there died 1682, aged 80. Perhaps Susanna, who died 2 January 1643, was his daughter. Coffin says he spelled his name “Coultman,” but in my opinion it was Coaleman, or Coulman, as in old writing e is frequently taken for t, and u for a is common enough error in modern.

TOBIAS, Rowley, eldest son of Thomas of Newbury, had Jabez, born 27 May 1668; Sarah, 17 June 1670; Thomas, 26 March 1672; Lydia; Deborah, 25 May 1676; Eleazer; Ephraim; and Judah. The eldest was killed by the Indians at Kingston. He had right in Nantucket lands but did not go there, perhaps, with his father or even after his death.

Source:  Savage, James, A Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England, Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1990 (originally published Boston, 1860-1862).


Footnotes

[1] Thomas and Mary’s wedding seems to have been recorded in both Nantucket, Nantucket County and Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts with two close but different dates—6 May (6th 5 month) 1651 for Nantucket and 11 Jul 1651 for Newbury. Savage supports the Newbury date.
[2] Benjamin’s birth seems to have been recorded in both Nantucket, Nantucket County and Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts with two close but different dates—2 Jul 1640 for Nantucket and 1 May 1640 for Newbury.
[3] Joseph’s birth seems to have been recorded in both Nantucket, Nantucket County and Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts with the same date.
[4] Note in Vital Records:  “P. R. 38—private record, from the William C. Folger genealogical records in possession of the Nantucket Historical Association (This compilation has been used because of the valuable clues it affords, but its statements should be received with caution, as it is not free from errors. It should also be understood that in many instances the events recorded did not take place in Nantucket, and in a few cases attention has been called to the question of residence.)”
[5] Note in Vital Records:  “Intention not recorded.”
[6] Note in Vital Records:  “Intention not recorded.”
[7] Note in Vital Records:  “Intention not recorded.”
[8] Note in Vital Records:  “Intention not recorded.”
[9] From the Nantucket Historical Association: “NHA staff consider the Barney Record to be its most reliable and comprehensive—although not infallible—genealogical resource.”


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