Jonathan Thurston

M, b. 4 January 1658/59, d. before 15 April 1740
FatherEdward Thurston b. 1617, d. 1 Mar 1707
MotherElizabeth Mott b. 1629, d. 2 Sep 1694
     Jonathan was born on Saturday, 4 January 1658/59 in Newport, Newport County, Rhode Island.1 Jonathan made his will on 22 August 1735 at Dartmouth, Bristol County, Massachusetts.

...Jonathan Thurston of Little Compton, yeoman, now resident and living in Dartmouth...To son Edward 10 shillings. To son Jonathan 140 pounds and he to be sole executor. To son Joseph 150 pounds. To son Job 150 pounds. To daughter Mary Brownell 30 pounds. To daughrer Content Wood 30 pounds. To daughter Abigail White 30 pounds. To daughter Susannah Carr 30 pounds. To grandson Lovit Peters 30 pounds and that which belongs to his mother Eleanor. To granddaughter Rebecca Southworth 20 pounds and household stuff that belonged to Patience, herm other. Ten shillings to all daughters of Elizabeth Wood's children. To daughter Sarah Sawday's children 10 shillings. To two youngest sons, Joseph and Job, all household goods not otherwise disposed of..."

Jonathan departed this life in Taunton Township. The inventory of his estate totalled 357 pounds, 11 shillings (Bristol County (Massachusetts) Probate Records," 9:401). His will was probated on 15 April 1740.


  1. [S2235] Birth • Rhode Island, Vital records, 1846-1898, 1901-1953: Jonathan Thurston son of Ed. and Eliz. Thurston born the 4 day of the eleventh month 1658.[This is an old style date - [the eleventh month was January = th new style would read 4 January 1659].