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Thomas WaiteAge: 7616011677

Name
Thomas Waite
Surname
Waite
Given names
Thomas
Birth 1601 35 31
, Wales, England

Christening
Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island

MarriageEleanor PaineView family
Hatfield, Hampshire, Massachusetts

Birth of a son
#1
Samuel Waite
1640 (Age 39)
Narragansett, Newport, Rhode Island

Birth of a son
#2
Joseph Waite
1643 (Age 42)
Kinston, Washington, Rhode Island

Birth of a son
#3
Benjamin Waite
1644 (Age 43)
Hatfield, Hampshire, Massachusetts

Birth of a son
#4
Jeremiah Waite
December 4, 1645 (Age 44)
Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island

Birth of a son
#5
Thomas Waite
December 4, 1648 (Age 47)
Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island

Birth of a daughter
#6
Mary Waite
1650 (Age 49)
Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts

Marriage of a childSamuel WaiteHannah WhitmanView family
1660 (Age 59)
Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island

Marriage of a childJoseph WaiteSarah View family
1660 (Age 59)
Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island

Death of a sonJoseph Waite
August 25, 1665 (Age 64)
Kinston, Washington, Rhode Island

Marriage of a childJeremiah WaiteMartha BrownellView family
September 16, 1665 (Age 64)
Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island

Death of a brotherRichard Waite
January 16, 1667 (Age 66)
Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts

Christening of a daughterMary Waite
December 4, 1669 (Age 68)

Death of a wifeEleanor Paine
December 14, 1669 (Age 68)
Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island

Marriage of a childBenjamin WaiteMartha LeonardView family
June 8, 1670 (Age 69)
Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts

Death of a sonJeremiah Waite
May 19, 1677 (Age 76)

Death September 13, 1677 (Age 76)
Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island

Family with parents - View family
father
-- Waite
Birth: about 1566, , England
mother
Rosanna Wardell
Birth: about 1570 30 26, Warwickshire, England
elder sister
Mehitable Waite
Birth: about 1594 28 24, , England
3 years
elder brother
Richard Waite
Birth: about 1596 30 26, , England
Death: January 16, 1667Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts
6 years
Thomas Waite
Birth: 1601 35 31, Wales, England
Death: September 13, 1677Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island
brother
Gambiel Gawaliel Waite
Birth:   — Wales, England
Death: November 9, 1685, , England
Family with Eleanor Paine - View family
Thomas Waite
Birth: 1601 35 31, Wales, England
Death: September 13, 1677Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island
wife
Eleanor Paine
Birth: about 1618Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island
Death: December 14, 1669Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island
 
Marriage:   — Hatfield, Hampshire, Massachusetts
son
Samuel Waite
Birth: 1640 39 22Narragansett, Newport, Rhode Island
Death: February 1693Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island
4 years
son
Joseph Waite
Birth: 1643 42 25Kinston, Washington, Rhode Island
Death: August 25, 1665Kinston, Washington, Rhode Island
2 years
son
Benjamin Waite
Birth: 1644 43 26Hatfield, Hampshire, Massachusetts
Death: 1704Deerfield, Franklin, Massachusetts
23 months
son
Jeremiah Waite
Birth: December 4, 1645 44 27Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island
Death: May 19, 1677
3 years
son
Thomas Waite
Birth: December 4, 1648 47 30Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island
Death: June 16, 1733Tiverton, Newport, Rhode Island
2 years
daughter
Mary Waite
Birth: 1650 49 32Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts
Death: 1713
son
Reuben Waite
Death: October 7, 1707

 
Note

"A Family Record of the Waits of Cattaraugus County," by Clara Waite Burroughs.

In 1639 in Portsmouth he obtained permission to build a house (the land being held in common); and on March 16, 1641, he was made a freeman at Newport, R.I.. a privilege then granted only to church members. He died, intestate, in Portsmouth before April, 16877; so the Town council divided his property among his six children.

Some historians have believed that in the division of the property of Thomas Wait his son Benjamin's name was the one omitted. However, if the property was "divided among his six children," and the son Joseph was already dean, the "six children" must logically have included the son Benjamin.

Our thanks to Mrs. Edythe Wilson Thoesen, a former instructor at the University of Colorado, who supplied the following information and copies:

"In the winter of 1913-14 in the basement of the Town House of Portsmouth was found a document of the division of the estate of Thomas Wait leaving no doubt as to his heirs, over which the historians have s\disagreed for years. In it was named wife Eleanor, children Samuel, Thomas, Benjamin, Reuben, Jeremiah, and Mary. Joseph had died previously and was not named. Thomas and Jeremiah were under 20 years of age.

The following document was copied for me:

'Bee it known unto all whom it may concerne That I, Samuel Wayte, Do by these presents acknowledge my Selfe to owe and Stand justly Indebted unto the Council of the Town of Portsmouth on Rode Island or unto their successors the full and just sum of 350 pounds to be levied and Executed on my Lands, Goods, Cattell or Chattells to the performance threof I Binde my selfe, my heirs, Executors, and Administrators------witness my hand and seale and 21st of January, 1675.

"The condition of the above written obligation is such That whereas Thomas Wayte, father to the said Samuel Wayte; eceased intestate; whereupon the councill of the towne of Portsmouth in the year 1669 ordered the disposall of his estate; according to Law therein, Impowering Ellin, widow of the said Thomas, Executrix during her life; and after her decease unto the above said Samuel, who now being by the decease of his mother Ellin Executor to the estate of his father. That if the above named and bounde Samuel Wayte shall truly administer on the estate of his said Deceased father and mother in the true and faithful performance of the aforesaid acts of Councill mad in the aforesaid years 1669 in and concerning the promises. Then the above written obligation to be void and of non'effect, otherwise to stand in full force and vertue. (Signed) Samuel Waite (Seal)

Note: He calls his mother "Ellin" and the town council called her "Eleanor."