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Captain Thomas Lake
« on: Wednesday 03 February 10 14:38 GMT (UK) »
 Hi, I am trying to trace an ancestor of mine. His Name is Captain Thomas Lake born in Irby, Lincolnshire, England in the year 1615, he was Christened on Aug 1615 in a place called Tetny Lincolnshire.He died in an Indian Raid near a place called Kennebec Maine in 1676.
      I was wondering if anyone could give me any information about him, anything would be very much appreciated, Thank you.
 
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Re: Captain Thomas Lake
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 03 February 10 14:47 GMT (UK) »
Fair few items if you google his name. Thomas Lake, Sr., Capt. was born in 1615 and was baptized on August 11, 1615 in Tetney, Co. Lincoln, England and died in Maine in August 1676. [According to the will of his brother, Edward, Thomas died before Edward and Edward died July 18, 1674.] He first settled in New Haven, Conn., where he married Mary Goodyear. She was a daughter of Stephen Goodyear, a prominent merchant and Deputy Governor. (Wotton’s "The Baronetage of England", Vol. 3 states Thomas Lake "married Mary, daughter of Stephen Goodyer of London, goldfmith.") Several children of Thomas and Mary are mentioned in the Boston records, but only Stephen, Ann and Thomas grew up. Thomas was one of the leading men of his time in Boston and an influential merchant. He became Captain of the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company in Massachusetts in 1653. He was a ship owner in 1654 and that same year purchased half of Arrowsic Island in Kennebec, Maine. For many years he had a trading post there with large transactions with the Indians. He was made a freeman and then selectman in 1671. He was killed by Indians leaving a large estate for his family.

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Re: Captain Thomas Lake
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 03 February 10 14:50 GMT (UK) »
Anc..try Tree has photographh of the tombstone -  Copp's Hill Cemetery in Boston. 'Capt Thomas Lake Aged 61 Yeeres An Eminently Faithful Servant of God & One Of A Publick Spirit Was Perfidiously Slain By Y Indians At Kennibeck August Y 14 1676 & Here Interred The 13 Of March Following'

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Re: Captain Thomas Lake
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 03 February 10 14:53 GMT (UK) »
Also a mention in Wikipeadia on this site  en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arrowsics   ;D
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Re: Captain Thomas Lake
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 03 February 10 14:56 GMT (UK) »
Mentioned in the Edward Clarence Plummer History of Bath. Maine.

From THE EDWARD CLARENCE PLUMMER HISTORY OF BATH, MAINE:  "On the evening of August 13, 1676, some Indians from up the river made their appearance at this house and were admitted. A girl who was a member of the household, a daughter probably but perhaps a servant, took alarm, perhaps understanding some bit of conversation of the Indians, and slipped out. Calmed and brought back by the wiley intruders, she again became suspicious and frightened and escaped to the cornfield where she concealed herself. After a time she heard scuffling and loud voices from the house, and other sounds of commotion, followed by shots and in terror she fled across country to Sheepscot to spread the alarm.  Later it transpired that Hammond and his step-son, Samuel Smith, had been killed while in flight from the house, and that all of the other inmates were made captive.

Leaving these captives there for the present under guard of some of their number, the party of Indians then crossed over to Arrowsic Island and stealthily approached the Clarke & Lake fort, where the shots at Hammond's had been heard but their significance not comprehended. There was apparently no expectation of attack, and an Indian woman was readily admitted to the stockade on some pretext or other advanced for her visit. Late at night, the woman within threw open the gates and the Indians rushed in and set upon the inmates, all of whom were either killed or made captive.  Captain Thomas Lake, with Sylvanus Davis and two others, managed to escape from the fort, and seizing a canoe as the sun hung low in the east, made for Parker's Island with a party of Indians in pursuit. The Indians fired on them as they sped over the water and Davis was wounded. The fugitives succeeded in reaching the island, and all but Capt. Lake made good their escape. Davis, although wounded, and unable to run. managed by the aid od the sun shining in the eyes of the Indians, to conceal himself near the bank so that they passed him by. The other two men attained the other end of the island, but Capt. Lake was unable to keep up, was overtaken and slain."

Capt. Lake's body was found the following February by a search party led by Major Walderne.  He is buried at Copp's Hill Cemetery in
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Re: Captain Thomas Lake
« Reply #5 on: Wednesday 03 February 10 14:59 GMT (UK) »
Baronetage of England by Kimber and Johnson mentions his brother "Sir Edward Lake d.s.p., 1674.  Buried at Cathedral of Lincoln."  His brother Thomas Lake, married Mary, daughter of Stephen Goodyear of London, goldsmith, and had issue Thomas Lake," etc.  ;D

 
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Re: Captain Thomas Lake
« Reply #6 on: Wednesday 03 February 10 15:00 GMT (UK) »
I`ve just Googled the Captain and tons of information came up, have a look.

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Re: Captain Thomas Lake
« Reply #7 on: Wednesday 03 February 10 15:03 GMT (UK) »
Thomas Lake, brother of Sir Edward, seems first to have gone to New Haven, Conn., for there he married Mary, daughter of Stephen Goodyear, a prominent merchant and Deputy Governor. Several children of Thomas and Mary are mentioned in the Boston records, but only Stephen, Ann, and Thomas grew up. Stephen died young, and Ann, married, first, the Rev. John Cotton, and, second, the Rev. Increase Mather of Boston, by whom she left issue. Thomas, son of Thomas, and nephew of Sir Edward Lake, was born in Boston February 9, 1656. He returned to England, was a barrister and a member of the Middle Temple. He lived at Bishop's Norton, Lincolnshire. He married Elizabeth, daughter of John Story, of Derbyshire, and died May 22, 1711, leaving a son Biby and a daughter Mary. Biby. Lake was a sub-governor of the African Company, and in 1711 received from Queen Anne a confirmation of the title granted to Sir Edward Lake, together with the coat of arms. The descendants of Biby Lake have held honorable places in English affairs down to the present, Sir St. Vincent Atwell Lake being the seventh Baronet, counting from Sir Biby.
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Re: Captain Thomas Lake
« Reply #8 on: Wednesday 03 February 10 15:14 GMT (UK) »
This was Ann Lake - daughter of Capt Thomas Lake and Mary Goodyear.
Anna Lake was born on October 12, 1663, the daughter of Capt. Thomas Lake and Mary Goodyear.  Although she had numerous brothers and sisters, only she and her two brothers Stephen and Thomas survived into adulthood.  Stephen died ca. 1674.  Her brother, Thomas Lake, Jr., was born on February 9, 1656 in Boston, Mass. and died on May 22, 1711. He married Elizabeth Story a daughter of John Story of Derbyshire, England. Thomas returned to England to live at Bishop’s Norton, Lincolnshire. He was a barrister and a member of the Middle Temple. He lived at Bishop’s Norton, Lincolnshire, England. (His uncle) Sir Edward Lake named Thomas as executor of his will after Thomas’ father and older brother, Stephen, died, and he assumed his uncle's baronacy.
After the death of her husband [in 1710], Mrs. Cotton married the Rev. Increase Mather, D.D. of Boston.  Her gravestone in the ancient burying place at Brookline bears the following inscription: 'Madam Anne Mather, relict of ye Dr. Increase Mather; formerly wife of Rev. Mr. John Cotton; died at Brookline March 29, 1737, ae s. 74.  ;D
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