GENERATION 10

GENERATION 9

THOMAS NOBLE
born: -1632                       
marr:11-01-1660                       
died:01-20-1703/04Westfield, MA        
father: THOMAS NOBLE
mother: RACHEL GARDNER
 
HANNAH WARRINER
born:08-17-1643     Springfield, MA
marr:11-01-1660                       
died:05-12-1721     Westfield, MA        
father: WILLIAM WARRINER
mother: JOANNA SEARLE



Biography

THOMAS NOBLE was the emigrant ancestor of the largest family in the United States bearing the name of Noble. He was born as early as 1632, probably in some part of England, and died in Westfield, Hampden, MA, Jan. 20, 1704 at the age of 72. His exact origin and early history are obscure, the place of his birth, the names of his parents, and the year in which he came to this country likewise unknown. He was, without doubt here in 1653, and was the man mentioned by Drake (History of Boston, p. 331) as "admitted on the 5th day of January of that year, an inhabitant of Boston." The same year he removed to Springfield, Hampden, MA, and opened an account at the store of John Pynchon. Though not one of the founders, he may be considered as one of the early settlers of that ancient town, the first settlement having been made in 1636, only seventeen years before.

A few years after removing to Springfield, he visited England, as appears from an account book of Mr. Pynchon. On the 1st of September, 1657, he was indebted to Pynchon for the amount of 32 3s. 6d., on which account is this item:

"To what I pd. for yor passage to and fro. Engld., and for yor charges (beside what I give you) as in my pocket booke, 16 00. 00."

On Dec. 8, 1664, in connection with several of his townsmen, Samuel Marshfield, THOMAS MILLER and Elizur Holyoke, he had liberty granted him to erect a saw-mill, on the west side of the Connecticut. They were also granted 30 acres of meadow land, which would be theirs after three years of operating the mill.

It is said that THOMAS "lived beyond his means", and as a result found himself in debt to Henry Smith and John Pynchon. To resolve the debt he was forced, in 1667, to turn over his house and lands. In the hope of improving his situation, and to provide for his growing family, he joined with those who were beginning a new settlement in Westfield, Hampden, MA. Lands were granted to him there on the condition he settle upon them before the last of May, 1667. Upon failing to meet the settlement date, he forfeited the grant, but it was renewed with a new date and then extended to another date. He eventually settled there in January 1668/69.

THOMAS was voted to be one of four citizens of Westfield, to go to Springfield and determine where the boundary line would be between Springfield and Westfield. His residence in Westfield was about two and a half miles from the present center of town, on the farm where his son THOMAS afterwards resided and which remained in the family until the death in 1791 of his great-grandson, Lt. Stephen Noble.

He was chosen Constable of Westfield on Apr. 7, 1674; took the oath of allegiance to his Majesty on Jan. 23, 1678; joined Westfield church on Feb. 20, 1681; and was made a freeman on Sep. 26, 1682. The Hampshire County records show that about this time he was found guilt and fined for "travelling on the Fast day."

The town of Westfield, on Sep. 6, 1685, granted to THOMAS NOBLE, in connection with Isaac Phelps, Nataniel Weller and DAVID ASHLEY, liberty to erect a saw-mill "on the brook on the northeast side of the river." At a town meeting on Sep. 22, 1691, he was chosen to represent Westfield in the settling of the boundary between Westfield and Suffield.

THOMAS married HANNAH WARRINER on Nov. 1, 1660. She joined the Westfield church on Nov. 11, 1680, a few months prior to THOMAS. She married second, Deacon Medad Pomeroy of Northampton, Hampshire, MA, on Jan. 24, 1705. He was born Aug. 19, 1638, the son of Eltweed Pomeroy. She then removed to Northampton. Medad was a blacksmith and town clerk for many years. His first wife was Experience Woodward, younger sister of FREEDOM WOODWARD. His second wife was Abigail Strong, sister of JEDEDIAH STRONG.
 


Children

  born marr died
John
  wife Abigail Sacket
  wife Mary Goodman
03-06-1662     
12-01-1663     
11-05-1665     
 
09-13-1682     
-1684     
08-17-1714
07-03-1683
 
Hannah
  husband John Goodman
  husband Nathaniel Edwards
02-24-1664     
10-13-1661     
06-25-1657     
 
-1685     
10-12-1728     
-1741
01-17-1724
10-03-1731
THOMAS NOBLE
  wife ELIZABETH DEWEY
01-14-1666     
01-10-1677     
 
12-19-1695     
07-29-1750
10-02-1757
Matthew
  wife Hannah Dewey
02-    -1667/68
02-21-1672     
 
12-10-1690     
-1744
 
Mark
  wife Mary Marshall
08-    -1670     
 
 
-1698     
04-16-1741
05-12-1733
Elizabeth
  husband Richard Church
  husband Samuel Loomis
02-09-1673     
-1663     
08-12-1666     
 
03-03-1692     
10-25-1738     
08-10-1751
04-01-1730
05-20-1754
Luke
  wife Hannah Stebbins
  wife Ruth Wright
07-15-1675     
12-22-1680     
04-26-1687     
 
02-01-1700     
05-05-1708     
03-21-1744
06-26-1705
 
James
  wife Ruth _______
  wife Catharine Higley
10-01-1677     
 
08-07-1679     
 
-1698     
02-24-1703/04
04-22-1712
08-24-1702
 
Mary
  husband Ephraim Colton
06-29-1680     
02-08-1673     
 
02-01-1700     
 
09-22-1753
Rebecca
  husband Samuel Loomis
01-04-1683     
04-28-1681     
 
02-03-1703     
 
-1759


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