Descendants of Thomas Carver

Generation No. 1

1. THOMAS1 CARVER was born Abt. 1680. He married AMY Abt. 1710. She was born Abt. 1680.


There is no IGI marriage record for Thomas and Amy.

There is no record with name spelled as Calver.

Thomas and Amy are stated as the parents on the IGI baptism records of Thomas, Andrew and Sarah.

Children of THOMAS CARVER and AMY are:

i. THOMAS2 CARVER, b. Abt. June 1711, Langley, Norfolk; d. November 24, 1789, Hardley, Norfolk; m. FRANCES WATSON, November 22, 1748, Hardley, Norfolk, St Margarets; b. Abt. 1715; d. Abt. September 18, 1807.


Church record says died at 77y. last will on file 14/4/1786.

Thomas leased his land from Sir Thomas Beauchamp Proctor who lived at Langley Hall. Born in the old year/died in the new year. Lived in a thatched farmhouse on Langley St. Behind the farmhouse was Carver's Carr.

I have received a transcribed copy of Thomas' will from Richard Carver who has the original.

First he gave 5 to his son in law James Merry, a farmer of Geldeston and also to Jane the wife of Jonas Catchpole of Chedgrave. These people are almost certainly the children of his wife, Frances Watson's first marriage to Edward Meers.

The farm , buildings and land in Langley were leased from William and Thomas Reynolds. He left them to Frances until she died and then to his youngest son James.

After Thomas death all belongings except the farm were to be entered in an inventory and valued. The proceeds were to be divided equally between the sons and daughters:

James, Thomas, John, Mary Durrant and Martha Norman.

James managed the farm and paid his mother 14 8 shillings per year.

James set up a deed to pay the others five pounds per year until the money was paid out in full.

I have a transcribed copy of the household inventory that came to a total of 253 3/-


Frances' was married twice. First to Edward Meers on Oct 7 1741 then to Thomas on Nov 22 1748.

In Thomas' will, 2 children from Frances' first marriage are mentioned: James and Jane.

After Thomas' death James inherited the farm and Frances received 14 and 8 shillings per year in four quarterly instalments from James.

ii. ANDREW CARVER, b. Abt. 1714.


no IGI marriage record for Andrew - no records for an Andrew in either Norfolk or Suffolk for CARVER or CALVER.

iii. SARAH CARVER, b. Abt. 1717, Reedham, Norfolk; m. SAMUEL BREWER, October 30, 1740, Lowestoft, Suffolk.


Possibility of siblings in Lowestoft - other marriages and baptism records on IGI.