Thomas Hastings Central
Frequently Asked Questions:
Look up the mostly commonly asked questions among fellow descendants
and researchers who visit thomas-hastings.org.
Among the resources that we can use to fill-in the knowledgebase on
Thomas Hastings' English origins is the manifest of The Elizabeth.
The vessel left Ipswich, Suffolk, in April 1634, with Thomas Hastings
and his first wife Susan(na). As with most Great Migration
immigrants, he undoubtedly was connected by social, geographic or
family ties to some of his fellow travelers. As we learn more
about them, we may learn more about the origins of Thomas Hastings.
of East Anglian migrational patterns: This spreadsheet is
a work in progress that includes but goes beyond simply the villages
of origin for passengers on the Elizabeth. It expands the focus
to any Eastern Association (East Anglia plus Lincolnshire) village
departed from in 1633 or 1634, towns or villages considered to be
"hotbeds" of Puritanism, villages where Hastings have been
listed in the records, before or after the Great Migration or any
village departed from at anytime between 1629-1640 that provided
immigrants to Watertown.
How to find and visit the first American home of
Thomas Hastings: The various parcels owned by TH in
Watertown, and those parts of Watertown now within Belmont, can be
Article, Ancestry of Thomas Hastings:
There is a great deal of mystery surrounding the origins of TH while
his public activities in Watertown are quite well documented.
One of the most enticing suppositions is that he descends from the
Earls of Huntingdon. We explore this theory and many others in
A Record of the Public Life of Thomas Hastings:
Extracted from Watertown records and other sources.
The Will of Thomas
Our TH lines: We have
included our own lines of descent from Thomas Hastings and we include
others to contribute their lineages as well. It is our hope that
this will promote increased information sharing while adding to the
body of knowledge and strengthening familial ties.
Thomas Hastings bio on Wikipedia