Thomas Johnson

#2077, (circa July 1633 - 15 February 1719)
Relationship6th great-grandfather of William David Lewis
Father*John Johnson1 (c 1609 - a 1683)
Mother*Susan _____1 (c 1611 - 1683)

Family 1

Mary Holt b. 1638, d. 1700
Children 1.Mary Johnson+2 (1659 - )
 2.Susanna Johnson2 (1662 - )
 3.Phebe Johnson2 (1664 - )
 4.John Johnson+2 (1667 - 1741)
 5.Thomas Johnson+2 (1670 - 1733)
 6.James Johnson+2 (1672 - 1748)
 7.Peter Johnson2 (1675 - )
 8.Jemima Johnson2 (1678 - )
 9.Penelope Johnson2 (1679 - 1698)
 10.Josiah Johnson+ (1683 - 1727)

Family 2

Damaris _____ d. 1728
"Born in 1631, either in England, or in Massachusetts soon after his father's arrival, was married July 5, 1657, by Simon Bradstreet, who afterwards became Governor of the Colony, to Mary Holt, dau. of Nicholas and Elizabeth Holt, born Oct 6, 1638, and d. Nov.15, 1700: m. 2d. June 29, 1703, Damaris Marshall, of Billerica, who d. Apr. 5, 1728, He d. Feb. 15, 1719, in Andover, Mass., where all his children were born. He was the first Johnson married in Andover, and his dau. Mary was the first Johnson child born there. He was a prominent man among the proprietors of the town, was Constable in 1665, and for many years after. His name appears in the records, as a Selectman, a Surveyor, a Fenceviewer, a Lotlayer, and he was a Commissioned Officer in the Militia. He was a carpenter, and a valuable citizen during a long and busy life, and he left sons to occupy important positions after his death."2 
Birth*circa July 1633He was born circa July 1633 in EnglandG; (but migration records say he was 18 months old at time of voyage in Jul 1635.)3,1,2 
Baptism28 July 1633He was baptized on 28 July 1633 at Strood, Co. Kent, EnglandG.3 
July 1635He accompanied John Johnson and Susan _____ in July 1635 from England, aboard the James (second voyage) from Strood to Massachusetts Bay ColonyG, as Tho[mas] Johnson", age 18 months.1,4,3 
Marriage*5 July 1657He married Mary Holt, daughter of Nicholas Holt and Elizabeth _____, on 5 July 1657 at Andover, Essex Co., MassachusettsG.5,6,7,8 
1671 (an unknown value) in 1671 at Ipswich, Essex Co., MassachusettsG.9 
April 1671He was in Court in April 1671 at Essex Co., MassachusettsG.10 
Marriage*29 June 1703He married Damaris _____ on 29 June 1703 at Andover, Massachusetts Colony.11,2 
Death*15 February 1719He died on 15 February 1719 at Essex Co., MassachusettsG.12,2 
ChartsAncestors of William D. Lewis


  1. [S298] The Winthrop Society, online, "Passengers of the James: Master John May, Second Voyage of 1635"
    This table details the roll of passengers of the James, which sailed from London, late July, 1635, bound for New England. The ship arrived safe at Massachusetts Bay, although some of the persons listed below may not have arrived. This information was transcribed in the 19th century by James Savage from records found in London, at the Augmentation Office, Rolls Court, Westminster.
    Added to roll 17 Jul 1635:
    John Johnson, age 26, no. 42
    Suzan Johnson, age 24, no. 43
    Elizabeth Johnson, age 2, no. 44
    Thomas Johnson, age 18 mow., no. 45
    Edmund Bridges was on the same voyage, roll #14 [pop-up, access via ship voyages].
  2. [S599] Rev. William W. Johnson, compiler, Johnson Genealogy: Records of the Descendants of John Johnson of Ipswich and Andover, Mass. 1695 - 1892 (North Greenfield, Wisconsin: self-published, 1892), p. 15.
  3. [S166] Robert Charles Anderson, The Great Migration: Immigrants to New England (Boston, Mass.: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1995-2011), IV, I-L:78, entry for John Johnson.
  4. [S170] Charles Henry Pope, The Pioneers of Massachusetts (Boston: Charles H. Pope, 1900), "John, ae. 26, with Susan, ae. 24, Elizabeth, ae. 2, and Thomas, ae. 18 months, came in the James, in July, 1635."
  5. [S718] Topsfield Historical Society, compiler, Vital Records of Andover Massachusetts to the end of the year 1849: Volume II Marriages and Deaths (Topsfield, Mass.: Topsfield Historical Society, 1912), p. 181 and 202.
  6. [S166] Robert Charles Anderson, Great Migration: Immigrants to New England, III:400.
  7. [S267] Massachusetts Town Birth Records, 1620–1850, online, Josiah Johnson; Birth Date: 29 Oct 1683; Birth Place: Andover; Father's First Name: Thomas; Mother's First Name: Mary; Source: Vital Records of Andover.
  8. [S173] Massachusetts Marriages, 1633-1850, Index, online, Thomas Johnson; Mary Holt; Marriage Date: 5 Jul 1657; Andover, Essex, MA; Source: Family History Library, Salt Lake City, UT, Film # 0496897.
  9. [S602] George Francis Dow, compiler, Records and Files of the Quarterly Courts of Essex County Massachusetts (Salem, Mass.: The Essex Institute, 1911–1919), IV:370, "*Nicholas Holt, aged about sixty-three years, deposed that sometime in October or November last, hearing of a rumor in the town that his son-in-law Thomas Johnson had sold strong liquors to the Indians and had taken an oath to clear himself, he went to his house to speak with him about it, but he not being at home, deponent discoursed with his wife about it. He told her that he heard her husband carried bottles of liquor to the Indians. She replied that there was a great deal more made of it than there was cause, and that she knew of only two or three quarts that he sold them. Sworn, 11 : 2 : 1671, before Simon Bradstreete.
  10. [S602] George Francis Dow, Records and Files of the Quarterly Courts of Essex County, IV:370 "Thomas Johnson, presented by the grand jury upon a common fame for selling strong waters to the Indians, pleading not guilty and putting himself upon trial by jury, whether he did sell or no. He was found guilty of selling two quarts to the Indians, and was sentenced to pay 81i. for selling. Also fined for perjury, bound to good behavior and disabled for giving evidence. John Perly and Edmond Bridges, jr., sureties. *Nicholas Holt, aged about sixty-three years, deposed that sometime in October or November last, hearing of a rumor in the town that his son-in-law Thomas Johnson had sold strong liquors to the Indians...Sworn, 11 : 2 : 1671 [11 April 1671]."
  11. [S718] Topsfield Historical Society, Vital Records of Andover II, p. 233. Thomas Johnson and Dameros Marshall of Billerica, marr. 14 Jul 1703.
  12. [S718] Topsfield Historical Society, Vital Records of Andover II, p. 483. Sergeant Thomas Johnson, d. 15 Feb 1718-19, age about 88.