Probably arrived with his son Enoch, August 16, 1635 on the ship "James" with the Rev. Richard Mather and his company.
Source: "The Wiswald Genealogy" by Joseph M. Wiswald 1961
THOMAS WISWELL (Ralph, John probably) was baptized 20 September 1601 at Warrington, Lancashire. He and his twin brother Jolm both came to New England and settled in Dorchester as early as 1635. He was early made a freeman, was a proprietor of Dorchester and, with his wife Elizabeth, was a member of the church about 1636. He was a selectman of Dorchester in 1644, '45, and '52. On 5 June 1664 he was dismissed from the Dorchester church for the beginning of a new church at Cambridge Village (now Newton) and was chosen as ruling elder there. On 25 September 1657, he deeded his houses and lands in Dorchester to his son Enoch, who was about to marry. Thomas Wiswell married first, it is said, Elizabeth Burbage of Great Packington, Warwickshire. She was the mother of all his children and died between 1665 and 1669. Secondly, he married Isabell (Muston) Farmer, sister of the Reverend Thomas Muston of Wykin and afterwards of Brinldow in England. She was the widow of John Farmer of Anseley, Warwickshire. Thomas Wiswell was excused from military training on 6 October 1663, but had to pay 5 shillings per year to the military company. He was 62. He died on 6 December 1683, aged 82, and she died on 21 May 1686 at her son's home in Billerica.
This is an Inventory of the Estate of Elder Thomas Wiswall of Cambridge Village who decead. 6 December 1683 Apprized by us the subscribers.
His wearing cloaths both linnen & woollen 006 07 00
In the lower Lodging Room
A featherbed, a feather bolster, 2 feather pillows a straw bed 005 00 00
& Rug, a blankett & bedstead with curtains altogether
4 pr of old sheets, 4 pillowbeers 001 15 00
2 Table cloaths, 11 napkins, 4 Towells 001 00 00
a Table, a form, 6 joynd stools, a little Table 001 05 00
A great chair, 2 small chairs, 6 cushions 000 08 00
A chest, 2 Thinks, a warming pan 000 15 00
A small cupboard, 4 bibles, 4 Psalm books, 6 other small 001 08 00
2 old brushes a little looking glass 000 02 00
2 old hogsheads, a tub, 2 trays, 2 milk bowls 2 small bear
barrells 000 08 00
An old bridle & saddle, a pannell 000 10 00
A churns, 2 sacks, a grid Iron 000 05 00
A dwelling house & barn with a small orchard to It & about
two hundred & seven acres of upland & meadow wX of yr is 220 00 00
about six acres of ye land yE is broak up
Abt a yeer & half service in a man servant 008 00 00
A pcceii of stone fence abt ye aforesd land 007 00 00
The Irons to the pump 000 05 00
Apprised the 14. Decemb 1683 by us
Decemb' 18. 83
Sworne in Court of Noah Wiswall & Ebenezar Wiswall Adams
Jonathan Remmington Clericus
Ref.: Wiswall Genealogy; V.R.; Pope's Pioneers of Massachusetts; Savage; N.E.H.G.S. - 126:298 Parents: Ralph WISWALL.
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