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Thomas Carter of Salisbury, Massachusetts was born in England around 1610, his origins and parents are unknown. In 1635 he was listed on the manifest for the ship "The Planter" bound for the Massachusetts Bay Colony. He was 25 years old and a servant to man named George Giddings.
2 April 1635
theis underwritten are to be transported to New England, imbarqued in The Planter, Nicolas Frarice, Mr. bound thither, the parties have brought certificates from the Minister of St. Albans, Hertfordshire, and attestecon from the justices of peace according to the Lords order.
George, Jane and Thomas settled first in Ipswich. In 1638 Thomas was made a Freeman, which implied church membership, and a release from his indenture. He was granted land in Ipswich that year, but did not stay long. The Giddings family remained in Ipswich and apparently did quite well for themselves.
RIP His will was written on 30 Oct 1676 and it was proved by 14 November of that same year. He named his wife Mary in his will, so she outlived him. He gave each of his five living daughters 5 pounds and split the rest of his estate between his two living sons, John and Samuel, and his wife Mary.
Children of Thomas and Mary Carter
1. Mary b. Oct 6, 1641 m. Joseph Lancaster named in her father's 1676 will
2. Thomas b. 1643 d. Aug. 14, 1669
3. Martha b. Feb 1645 died young
4. Martha b. March 1647 named in father's will
5. Elizabeth b. April 1649, named in father's will
7. Abigail b. Feb 1652/3 m. Stephen Flanders, Jr.
8. Samuel b. Oct. 25, 1656
9. Sarah b. ? m. April 1681 John Davis
Hoyt, Old Familes of Salisbury and Amesbury
Henry Sweetser Burbage, Genealogy and Family History of the State of Maine