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THOMAS GLEASON (d. 1686) of Watertown and Cambridge m.
Thomas Page of Hawstead
THOMAS GLEASON (d. 1705) of Sherborn m. Sarah Unknown (d. 1703)
THOMAS GLEASON (d. 1686) of Watertown and Cambridge
Thomas Gleason died in 1686 in Cambridge. [Ref, p. 19] He married Susanna Page. [Ref][Ref, p. 19] She died on 24 Jan 1691 in Boston. [Ref, p. 19]
Thomas took the oath of fidelity in 1652 in Watertown and was a member of the trainband there. [Ref]
In a private communication Christopher Page says that Susanna (Page) Gleason is supposed to have had a brother William Page of Watertown and that this and the following will suggest that Susanna is the daughter of Thomas Page of Hawstead.
THOMAS PAGE of Hawstead, yeoman, 13 January 1636/37 Commends soul to God trusting through merits of my sweet saviour Christ Jesus to have commission of sins and consequently inherit the kingdom of heaven prepared for me and all the elect people of God. I give the poor people of Hawstead 20s to be distributed at discretion of my exor. Upon marriage with my new wife Elizabeth I entered into a bond to pay her L11 p.a. for life and another L4 p.a. out of certain lands in Finningham. In addition I now devise to her all the household stuff she brought with her at time of our marriage in lieu of all demands on my estate. I entreat her to be contented with this. I promised Thomas Lock L60 in consideration of marriage with my daughter Mary; I have already paid him L30 and I give him L30 more to be paid within a year of my decease. To son William L10 within a year; and to daughter Susan, wife of Thomas Gleason, L20 within 2 years. To son John the reversion of my two tenements of Finningham after my wife's decease; the possession of them is settled on her for life. To son Joseph, L40 when 21 and in the meantime he is to be brought up at charge of my exor and bound out as an apprentice at his charge. All the rest of my real and personal estate, my legacies and funeral charges being paid, I give to son Thomas and make him sole exec. Legatees have benefit of survivorship.
Wit. George Scarpe, Rebecca Page, Thomas Page. Pr. at Ixworth 11 July 1633 by John Syer to exor.
Further evidence is provided by William Page's will which mentions his kinsman Thomas Leason and his kinsman, William Leason, who was then living with him and not yet 22. Inventory was taken on William's estate on 18 Jan 1664/5.
Christopher Page also says that William's widow Anna married Nicholas Wood
of Goggestow before 22 Jun 1669. She afterwards married Edward Winn, of Woburn.
The will of Winn's widow Anna, dated 9 Sep 1685 and proved 1 Nov 1686 mentions her kinsman, Thomas Gleason, the wife of Thomas Pratt, and her kinsmen, Joseph, John, Philip, Isaac, William, Mary, and Anne Gleason. Christopher Page says that Thomas Pratt was the spouse of Susanna (Page) Gleason's daughter Susanna.
Children of Thomas Gleason and Susanna Page:
THOMAS GLEASON (d. 1705) of Sherborn
Parents: Thomas Gleason and Susanna Page [Ref, p. 19]
Thomas Gleason died on 25 Jul 1705 in Framingham. [Ref, p. 21] He married first Sarah Unknown. [Ref, p. 19] She died on 8 Jul 1703 in Framingham. [Ref, p. 21] He married second Mary Unknown. [Ref, p. 19]
Thomas Gleason, husbandman of Sherborn, signed his will on 30 Apr 1705. [Ref, p. 21-23] He named his sons Thomas, Isaac and John Gleason; his daughters Patience and Mary Gleason; his son-in-law John Gibbs, who "married my daughter Ann Gleason"; his daughter Sarah Morse; his grandson John Gibbs. [Ref, p. 21-23] His will was proved on 10 Sep 1705. [Ref, p. 19] Inventory was taken on his estate on 7 Aug 1705; it amounted to £249. [Ref, p. 23] His will was unsuccessfully contested by his son-in-law Jeremiah Morse. [Ref, p. 21-23]
CORP. JOSEPH GLEASON (1642 - 1715) of Sudbury
Parents: Thomas Gleason and Susanna Page [Ref, p. 19]
Corp. Joseph Gleason was born in 1642 inWatertown. [Ref] He died on 20 Nov 1715 in Sudbury. [Ref, he is called Sgt. Joseph][Ref, p. 24] He married first Martha Russell in 1667 in Cambridge. [Ref, p. 24] Martha died on 2 Mar 1683/4 in Sudbury. [Ref][Ref][Ref] Joseph married second Abigail Garfield on 22 Dec 1688 in Sudbury. [Ref][Ref][Ref, p. 24] Abigail, the daughter of Joseph and Sarah (Gale) Garfield and granddaughter of Richard Gale, was born on 29 Jan 1646 in Sudbury. [Ref] The widow Abigail Gleason died on 28 Oct 1730 in Sudbury. [Ref]
On 18 Jan 1716/7 an agreement was signed between Isaac Gleason, the only surviving son of Joseph Gleason, Sr.; Samuel and Susannah (the eldest daughter of Joseph) Willis; Jacob and Joyce Newell; Noah and Abigail (the third daughter) Morse; Samuel and Mary (the fourth and youngest daughter) Morse. [Ref] The agreement also mentions the deceased eldest son Joseph and the "old and Crippled" mother Abigail. [Ref]
Children of Joseph Gleason and Martha Russell:
Children of Joseph Gleason and uncertain wife
ANN GLEASON (abt 1667 - 1692)
Parents: Thomas Gleason and Sarah Unknown [Ref, p. 23]
Ann Gleason was probably born about 1667 in Sherborn. [Ref, p. 23] She died in 1692. [Ref] Ann Gleason of Sherborn married John Gibbs on 27 Apr 1688 in Sudbury. [Ref][Ref]
Thomas Gleason left five shillings to his "son-in-law John Gibbs, who married [his] daughter Ann Gleason". [Ref]
SUSANNA GLEASON (1676 - 1756)
Parents: Corp. Joseph Gleason and Martha Russell [Ref][Ref, p. 25]
Susanna Gleason was born on 24 Mar 1675/6 [Ref, p. 25] in Sudbury. [Ref][Ref] She died on 12 May 1756 in Sudbury. [Ref] She married as his second wife Samuel Willis before Jul 1703. [Ref]
Susanna joined the church in Roxbury on Jul 1703. [Ref]
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