Thomas WISWELL 2
- Born: 1723, Newton, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts 2
- Marriage (1): Dorothy WILLIAMS before 1749 in Newton, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts 1
- Marriage (2): Eunice JONES in 1750 in Newton, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts 2
- Died: 22 October 1791, Kennebunkport, York Co., Maine at age 68 2
Another name for Thomas was Thomas WISWALL.
From Gosnold, Bartholomew. History of Kennebunkport. Durrell Publications, 1837, 286-287.
WISWALL, THOMAS, came from Newton. He was probably a descendant of Thomas Wiswall, who resided in Dorchester in 1639, and who removed to Newton, where he died, Dec., 6, 1683. Mr. Hovey says, "June 30, 1752, Israel Stone from Boston with a family, their names Wiswall, to live in Jones's house." Mr. Wiswall's wife was Eunice Jones, and the house belonged to her brother, who however, never lived in this town. It is the house previously occupied by Samuel Littlefield, opposite the present dwelling house of Seth Grant. Mr. Wiswall lived but two years at the cape, when he purchased the situation of Rowlandson Bond at the village. He built the first wharf on the eastern side of Kennebunk river; and was engaged in the fishing, coasting, lumber, and West India business, and became wealthy. He owned the first West Indiaman in this District. He died Oct. 22, 1791, aged 68 years. His wife died Aug. 3, 1795, aged 71. His children were, Eunice, born in Newton, July 14, 1751, married Ebenezer Hovey, in 1767; Hannah, born Feb. 27, 1753, married Joseph Lord in 1773; Esther, born April 23, 1775, married John Walker 1773; Sarah, born April 18, 1757, married John Patten 1779; Mary, died young; Lucy, born Jan. 7, 1765, married Thatcher Goddard 1788; Susannah, born May 11, 1767, married Joseph Perkins; and four sons that died young. One of his sons, Phineas, was drowned in Kennebunk river. The names of two of the others, were Noah and Thomas.
From Maine Probate Abstracts, York County Volume 16 1791-1794, pp 1007-1008.
16/70. THOMAS WISWALL, of Arundel. Will (16.78). Probate (16.81). F20676. Thomas Wiswall of Arundel, yeoman, being advanced in life & in declining health, devises, 24 Aug 1791: to my w Eunice Wiswall improvement of my dwelling houses & both my barns where I now live & the lands adj sd bldgs on both sides of the road leading from the grist mill to Walker's + all my lands commonly considered a part of my homestead, viz, the old & new pasture with a small mowing field & and a field of mowing & tillage + my farming utensils + improvement of a wood lot & of 6 cows & a pr of oxen on the farm where I now live + 6 sheep, with all the moveable furniture -- all in lieu of the right of dower; to the chn of my dau Eunice Hovey, decd, all the lands of their fr Ebenezer Hovey d possessed of & sold to me + all the lands of their mr d possessed of & the stock & farming utensils of sd farm & all moveables which belonged to their parents now in my possession + 1/6 of my est real & pers incl any monies paid by me in recovering above lands with survivors inheriting from any decd child; to the chn of my dau Hannah Lord, decd, 1/6 of all I have excl what I have given to my w for her widowhood, with 2 shares going to Benjamin, eld c & with survivors of each child inheriting; to the chn of my daughter Esther Walter 1/6 of all my est payable to them as they come of age, Noah Wiswall Walker having 2 shares & the rem eq div; to my dau Sarah Patten improvement of a tract of land by the country road leading from York, to Biddeford & and known as the Pike place; to my dau Lucy Goddard improvement of 1/6 of my est + 1/6 of what I have given my wid upon her decease; afterward to be div among her chn; authorizes exors to sell a tract of land called Latter End to pay the legacies of his g chn; appts s-in-l Dr. Thatcher Goddard & Joseph Perkins, Jr. sole exors. Wits: Epharaim Perkins, Nathan Morse, Seth Burnham. Prob, Biddeford, 10 Nov 1791. 3
Thomas married Dorothy WILLIAMS before 1749 in Newton, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts.1
Thomas next married Eunice JONES in 1750 in Newton, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts.2 (Eunice JONES was born about 1724 2 and died on 3 August 1795 in Kennebunkport, York Co., Maine 2.)