Thomas Waite1

#7543, (circa 1615 - after 14 December 1669)
Relationship7th great-grandfather of William David Lewis


Eleanor _____ b. s 1618, d. a 1669
Children 1.Samuel Waite1 (c 1640 - 1676/77)
 2.Joseph Waite1 (c 1643 - 1665)
 3.Sgt. Benjamin Waite+1 (c 1645 - 1704)
 4.Reuben Waite+4 (s 1647 - 1707)
 5.Thomas Waite Jr.+4 (a 1648 - b 1733)
 6.Jeremiah Waite4 (a 1648 - b 1677)
 7.Mary Waite5 (s 1655 - a 1713)
"Nothing is known with certainty in regard to the English antecedents of Thomas Waite, but he may be identical with Thomas, sixth son of Samuel and Mary (Ward) Waite of Wethersfield, co. Essex, England, wh were the progenitors of the Waites of Malden, Mass."2 
Birth*circa 1615He was born circa 1615 at England (prob.)G.1 
Marriage*say 1638He married Eleanor _____ say 1638.1 
1 July 1639Thomas Waite acquired real estate at Portsmouth, Rhode Island, on 1 July 1639 (a lot for building a house.)3 
16 March 1641He was admitted as a Freeman on 16 March 1641 at Rhode Island.1 
8 July 1650He was a juryman on 8 July 1650 at Rhode Island.1 
1656Thomas Waite acquired real estate in 1656 as one of the purchasers of Conanicut and Dutch Islands.1 
7 June 1658He was chosen constable on 7 June 1658 at Rhode Island.1 
30 April 1661Thomas Waite acquired real estate on 30 April 1661 purchased of William Earle, being one-fourth of a share of the Acushnet and Coxet lands, in what is now Dartmouth, Mass.1 
1663He was chosen constable in 1663 at Rhode Island.1 
Death*after 14 December 1669He died after 14 December 1669.1 
ChartsAncestors of William D. Lewis


  1. [S747] G. Andrews Moriarty Jr., "Thomas Waite of Portsmouth, R. I., and Some of his Descendants", New England Historical and Genealogical Register 73 (Oct. 1919).
  2. [S747] G. Andrews Moriarty Jr., "Thomas Waite of Portsmouth, R. I.", p. 292 citing Register, vol. 32, p. 198, "The Waite Family of Malden, Mass."
  3. [S745] D. Byron Waite, A Genealogical Sketch of a Branch of the Wait or Waite Family of America (Canadice, N. Y.: privately printed, 1893), p. 5, citing a letter the author received from historian Benson J. Lossing. This was "almost immediately after his arrival on the island." He was granted a house lot in the lands that were held in common by the council.
  4. [S747] G. Andrews Moriarty Jr., "Thomas Waite of Portsmouth, R. I.", birth order unknown.
  5. [S747] G. Andrews Moriarty Jr., "Thomas Waite of Portsmouth, R. I.", from marr. date.