Thomas Hodgman d. 1729
There are two Hodgmans mentioned in the early colonial records in America. (1)
Edward Hodgman lived in Springfield, Massachusetts and was killed in the Turners Falls Fight in King Phillip's War in 1675, leaving no known descendants. This may be the same Edmund (?) Hodgman mentioned in Bond's History of Watertown, Mass.
Thomas Hodgman is first mentioned in Salem, Massachusetts, where his marriage to Katherine More is recorded in 1661. (2) His second marriage, to Mary Morrill, was on August 12, 1663 and is recorded in Reading, Massachusetts. (3)
The town records of Reading state the following, in 1671,
"Thomas Hodgman and Mary, his wife (with four others), for their uncivil carriages in an unseasonable time of night at Thomas Clark's house, were admonished and fined costs."
"Thomas Clark, Ordinary Keeper, convicted of his own confession of suffering disorderly persons in his house at an unreasonable time of night and of threatening the Grand Jury; fined fifteen shillings and five pence."
1. Hodgman, Fred C., Hodgman: A Partial Genealogy of the Hodgman Family, 1916, p. 1
2. Phillips, Catherine J., editor, The Descendants of Moses and Frances Bellows Hodgman, 1991, p. 1
3. Hodgman, Fred C., Hodgman: A Partial Genealogy of the Hodgman Family, 1916, p. 1
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