Thomas Cornell

Maleabout 1595–8 February 1655

Brief Life History of Thomas

Thomas Cornell was born about 1595, in Essex, England. He married Rebecca on 9 June 1620, in Fairstead, Essex, England. 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 47, his occupation is listed as constable in Portsmouth, Rhode Island, British Colonial America. He died on 8 February 1655, in Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island, British Colonial America, at the age of 61, and was buried in Portsmouth, Rhode Island, Rhode Island, British Colonial America.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Cornell
Marriage: 9 June 1620
Sarah Cornell
Ann Cornell
Samuel Cornell
Richard Cornell
William Cornell
Thomas Cornell Jr.
Rebecca Cornell
Kelame Cornell
Elizabeth Cornell
William Cornell
John Cornell
Elizabeth Cornell
Joshua Cornell
Mary Cornell

Sources (59)

  • U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900
  • Cornell, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Cornell info compiled by James W. Woolsey

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    9 June 1620Fairstead, Essex, England
  • Children (14)

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    World Events (5)

    1600 · The Honourable East India Company

    Age 5

    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 25

    "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 41

    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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    Story Highlight

    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 …

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