- Born: Jun 14, 1681, Portsmouth, RI
- Marriage: Mary Freeborn on Aug 23, 1704
- Died: 1728, East Greenwich, RI at age 47
Will dated 3/11/1728, proved 4/19/1728. Exs. wife Mary and son Thomas. To son Thomas, all lands and housing in Portsmouth (with exception of right in Hunting Swamp), he paying my wife Mary L20, per year when he is of age, during her widowhood. If Thomas die, his part to go to my sons Gideon and Francis, but till Thomas is 21 the profits of Portsmouth estate to go toward finishing house in East Greenwich where I now live. To son Gideon at 21, farm where I dwell, with housing, &c. To son Francis, a farm. To daughters Mary and Hannah Brayton, land in Coweset; which father-in-law Gideon Freeborn gave
wife Mary in his will. To wife, the best room in house allowed for her use by son Gideon, and suitable attendance while widow, and firewood furnished. To son Thomas, negro boy Pero. To daughter Mary, negro girl Jude. To wife, negro woman Betty, and to her all the rest of lands, and right in sloop "Elizabeth & Mary," &c. Rest of personal to wife and children. Inventory, L934, 5s. 6d., viz: wearing apparel L15, 1s., books L2, 5 silver spoons, 4 silver cups, pewter, money scales, warming pan, negroes, Cuffe L76, Betty L60, Jude L40, Pompo L10, 1 pair oxen, 1 cow, 1 heifer, 2 steers, 1 horse, 1 mare, 20 gallons rum, 97 lbs. logwood, 1/4 sloop "Mary & Elizabeth " L118, 6s.- quoted from Microfilm 84/8004 (C) from Library of Congress, Brayton, Descendents of Francis and Mary Brayton, of Portsmouth, RI, 2/14/85. Deputy 1719-21; East Greenwich, Deputy 1725-27 - same microfilm.
Thomas married Mary Freeborn, daughter of Gideon Freeborn and Mary Boomer, on Aug 23, 1704. (Mary Freeborn was born on Aug 24, 1679 in Portsmouth, Newport City, RI and died in 1761 in East Greenwich, RI.)