Ens. Thomas Bragdon1

#3275, (20 February 1702/3 - )
Father*Deacon Arthur Bragdon1 (c 1670 - b 1743)
Mother*Sarah Came1 (c 1670 - )


Mary Came b. 1704/5
Children 1.Mary Bragdon+8 (1727/28 - )
 2.Hannah Bragdon+8 (1730 - )
 3.Sarah Bragdon+8 (1732 - )
 4.Daniel1 Bragdon8 (1735 - b 1735)
 5.Thomas Bragdon8 (1738 - )
 6.Daniel Bragdon8 (1740 - )
 7.Joshua Bragdon8 (1743 - )
 8.Mercy Bragdon8 (1746 - )
 9.Lucy Bragdon8 (1749 - 1749)
Family Group available.2 
Birth*20 February 1702/3He was born on 20 February 1702/3 at York Co., MaineG.1 
Marriage*23 March 1726/27He married Mary Came, daughter of Samuel Came Esq. and Patience Bragdon, on 23 March 1726/27 at York Co., MaineG.3,4 
15 March 1736In Deacon Arthur Bragdon's will dated 15 March 1736 at York Co., MaineG, Ens. Thomas Bragdon was named as an heir, "my only Son"; heirs wife Sarah; daus. Sarah Johnson, Martha Lord, Tabitha Linscott, Bethia Leavitt, Love Sayer, Mercy; only son Thomas and his son Daniel; gr-dau. Olive Farnam (mentions her bros. Daniel, Zebadiah and Joshua.)5,6,7 


  1. [S378] Lester Mackenzie Bragdon and John Eldridge Frost, "Vital Records of York, Maine", New England Historical and Genealogical Register 109 etc. (1955 etc.): Vol. 109 Oct 1955, p. 301.
  2. [S2011] York, Maine,Town and Vital Records, 1717-1889, FHL Film 12836, online FamilySearch.org, img. 35/731, sh. 29. https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-L9N8-9ZH7
  3. [S378] Lester Mackenzie Bragdon and John Eldridge Frost, "Vital Records of York, Maine", vol. 140, Jan. 1960, p. 48.
  4. [S2011] York, Maine,Town and Vital Records, 1717-1889, online https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/143546, img. 137/731, Record of Marriages 1724-1816 p. 6, no. 49. Thomas Bragdon and Mary Came, both of York, intentions 25 Dec 1726, marr. 23 Mar 1726/7.
  5. [S184] William M. Sargent, compiler, Maine Wills 1640–1760 (Portland, Maine: Brown Thuston and Company, 1887), 471-472: Probate Office, 6, 57.
    The last Will & Testament of Arthur Bragdon of York in the County of York in New England Gent made this fifteenth Day of March Anno Domini one thosand seven hundred & thirty six. being far advanced in Years & not knowing the Day of my Death I would settle my worldly Estate & I Dispose of the same in manner following Viz.
    Imprimis I give to my Loving & faithfull Wife Sarah Bragdon all the House hold stuff I shall Leave at my Decease besides her Dower & Thirds in all ye rest of my Estate for ever & ye Real for Life.
    Item. I Give to my Daughters Sarah Johnson & Martha Lord Each ten shillings to be paid by my Executor besides what I have already given.
    Item. I give to my Daughters Tabitha Linscot Bethia Leavitt & Love Sayer Each thirty pounds to be paid as aforesd within four Years after ye Decease of me & my Wife.
    Item. I Give to my Daughter Mercy sixty pounds the one half on Demand the other half within four Years after my Decease if She shall survive me.
    Item. I Give to my Grandaughter Olive Farnam thirty pounds to be paid at ye Age of Eighteen Years or time of Marriage & if She should Die before sd time then to be equally divided between her Brothers Daniel Zebadiah & Joshua.
    Item. I Do give & bequeath to my only Son Thomas Bragdon all the Residue of my Estate both Real & Personal (he paying the above Legacies) to him & his Heirs for ever. only it is my Desire to my said Son that if his Son Daniel Bragdon shall behave himself well he may have settled upon him my part of the dwelling House & one half of the Home place besides what else my sd son shall see cause to give him.
    Lastly I Do hereby Constitute & appoint my said Son the Sole Executor of this my last Will & Testament. In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my Hand & Seal the Day & Year above written.
    Signed Sealed published pronounced Arthur Bragdon (Seal) & Declared by ye aforenamed Arthur Bragdon to be his last Will & Testament In presence of us. James Grant Jur Alexander Junkins John Mackintire Jur.
  6. [S1061] Arthur Bragdon, Probate and Estate Files of Arthur Bragdon File Nos. 1767 and 1768, York County Courthouse, Alfred, Maine, images of original file no. 1768, including last will.
  7. [S837] Early Maine Deeds and Wills, online www.americanancestors.org, Wills:291, York Co. ME Wills; Probate Office, 6, 57.
  8. [S378] Lester Mackenzie Bragdon and John Eldridge Frost, "Vital Records of York, Maine", vol. 111, 1957, p. 21: "Insn. Thomas Bragdon ... of mary his Wife the Daughter of Samuel Came Esq'r."