Thomas Cornell

11 March 1593–8 February 1656 (Age 62)
Fairstead, Essex, England

The Life Summary of Thomas

Thomas Cornell was born on 11 March 1593, in Fairstead, Essex, England. He married Rebecca on 20 November 1622, in Essex, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Portsmouth, Rhode Island, British Colonial America in 1641 and Flushing, Queens, New York Colony, British Colonial America in 1643. In 1641, at the age of 48, his occupation is listed as constable in Portsmouth, Rhode Island, British Colonial America. He died on 8 February 1656, in Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island, United States, at the age of 62, and was buried in Portsmouth, Rhode Island, Rhode Island, British Colonial America.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Cornell
Marriage: 20 November 1622
Sarah Cornell
Ann Cornell
Samuel Cornell I
Richard Cornell
William Cornell
Thomas Cornell Jr.
Rebecca Cornell
Kelame Cornell
Elizabeth Cornell
William Cornell
John Cornell
Elizabeth Cornell
Joshua Cornell
Mary Cornell

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    20 November 1622Essex, England, United Kingdom
  • Children


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    World Events (5)

    1600 · The Honourable East India Company
    Age 7
    The Honourable East India Company, a British joint-stock company, was established in 1600 for trade in the Indian Ocean region. At its height, the British East India Company had a private army which was twice the size of the British Army, ruled large sections of India, and revenues in the millions.
    1620 · The Pilgrims Board the Mayflower
    Age 27
    "The Pilgrims boarded the Mayflower in search of religious freedom in the New World in September 1620. The Mayflower set sail from Plymouth, England, with 102 passengers, 40 of whom called themselves ""Saints."" After two stormy months at sea, the ship reached the New World. Nearly half of the group died during their first winter due to malnutrition and the harsh New England winter."
    1636 · Providence Founded
    Age 43
    In 1636 Providence is founded as a settlement for Rhode Island by Roger Williams

    Name Meaning

    English: shortened form of Cornwell , Cornwall , or of Cornhill, a habitational name from a place in Northumberland named Cornhill, from Old English corn, a metathesized form of cron, cran ‘crane’ + halh ‘nook, recess’; or from Cornhill in London, a medieval grain exchange, named with Old English corn ‘corn, grain’ + hyll ‘hill’, or from some other place elsewhere similarly named.English: variant of Corney .English: possibly also a nickname from French corneille ‘rook, crow’, probably denoting a chatterer or someone with dark hair or a dark complexion.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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    Notes for Thomas (Cornwall) Cornell and Rebecca Briggs

    Notes for Thomas (Cornwall) Cornell: Another source lists parents of Thomas Cornell as Geoge Cornell and Susan Casse. Thomas immigrated with his family in 1633 0r 1638 Birth: 24 Mar 1593 in Fairstead …

    Sources (47)

    • Legacy NFS Source: Thomas CORNELL - Published information: birth: about 1595; Steeple, Essex, England, United Kingdom
    • U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900
    • Cornell, "Find A Grave Index"

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