4. Thomas4 Millet (John3, William2, John1) was baptized on 24 Oct 1604 at Newbury, Berkshire, England.11 Thomas Millet's birth was also reported as in 1605 at Chertsey, Surrey, England, but this was later disproved.12 Thomas, age 24 married Mary Greenoway, age 23, daughter of John Greenoway and Mary (--?--), on 1 May 1629 at England.13,14 He died on 3 Jun 1675 at Brookfield, Worcester, Massachusetts, at age 70.13,14
He and Mary Greenoway immigrated in Apr 1635 to Dorchester, Massachusetts, on the Elizabeth.13
From the Merchant Taylors Co. is the following:
"2nd April 1621; Thomas Millett, son of Henry Millett the Elder, of Staple Inn, Holborn, London, Gentleman, bound to Robert Emery of Fetter Lane, for tenn years."
"3rd Oct. 1631; Thomas Millett made free by his Master, Robert Emery."
A few years after his marriage on 13 Apr. 1635 Thomas and his family sailed from the Port of London: "In the Elizabeth de Lo: Wm Stagg Mr prd: theis under written names brought Certi: from the Minister of St. Saviors Southwark: of their conformitie. Tho: Millet 30, uxor Marie Millet 29, Ursula Greenoway 32, Henrie Ball 19, Josua Wheat 17, Jo: Smith 12, Ralph Chapman 20, Tho: Millet 2."(4) Mary's father John and his family had arrived in New England several years before.
Thomas first settled in Dorchester, MA where he and his wife joined the church soon after 23 Aug. 1636. On 17 May 1637 he became a freeman. From an undated record of the Elder Topliff is stated that "Mr Millet Town Records in part burnt in His House".
After living 20 years in Dorchester Thomas moved to Gloucester where he became a Teaching Elder of the First Church. He purchased from William Perkins 4 Oct. 1650 who had been a Teaching Elder there all his property and also succeeded him in his religious offices: "I William Perkins of Topsfield in consideration of forty pounds... sell... Mr. Thomas Millet of Gloster... that tenement which I the sayd William was at the wrighting hereof possest of in the towne of Gloster... my dwelling house..."
From the land records it may be seen that Mr. Millett sold off his Dorchester lands in 1666 after acquiring in 1655 a house and land in Gloucester.
[At some point Thomas and Mary moved to Brookfield and they were living there in 1675]
Thomas died between June and Sept. 1675. In Sept. 1675 the court files mention him as dying intestate with the administration of his estate being granted to the widow and relict Mary Millett and in Sept. 1676 the same appointment is repeated. It seems possible that he perished when Brookfield was destroyed during King Philip's War and may have been killed by the Indians.15 He and his line were being researched by Lorrie Hiltz as of 1999. He and his line were being researched by Gail Andrea Facini.
Children of Thomas4 Millet and Mary Greenoway were as follows:
Thomas Millet is mentioned in Early Settlers of Old Essex, NEHGR 7:85. He immigrated with his parents Thomas Millet and Mary Greenoway in Apr 1635 at Dorchester, Massachusetts; on the Elizabeth.13