Grant, Thomas (2)

Battle:Battle of Worcester in Worcester, Worcestershire, England
Ship/Arrival:John & Sara, May 1652
Prisoner and List:
Name Variations:
Other SPOW Associations:
Every attempt has been made to ensure accuracy; please independently verify all data.

Published: 30 June 2016, Updated: 04 Oct 2018
Researchers: Brian Davis, Ray Dusek, Robert Grant, Dr. Andrew Millard, Teresa Rust
Editors: Teresa Rust

“Thomas Graunt” is a name found on, A list of the passengers aboard the John and Sarah of London John Greene Mr. bound for New England, dated 11 Nov 1651. ~ Suffolk Deeds, LIBER I., Massachusetts, 1880. Google Books Online

Grants on the John & Sara Passenger List:
45. John Grant
46. Alexander Graunt
47. Alester Graunt
48. Daniel Graunt
49. James Graunt [Grant?]
50. James Graunt
51. James Graunt
52. John Graunt [Grant?]
53. John Graunt
54. Patrick Graunt
55. Thomas Graunt
56. William Graunt

For more information please contact the descendants/researchers of Thomas Grant. Thank you! 🙂

First Generation in the New World

1. THOMAS¹ GRAUNT/GRANT, was born, presumably in Scotland, about 1630 and died at Rehoboth, Massachusetts on 12 June 1690. He married at Rehoboth probably about 1666, SARAH BROOK/BROOKS.

Biographical Notes:
The first record of Thomas Grant in Rehoboth is as a witness for a release of a bond on 29 Aug 1657. See book below.

Children of Thomas and Sarah (Brooks) Grant:
2. GILBERT GRANT, (oldest son); will at Attleboro, MA, dated 28 May 1742.
, b 1668
, b. 08 Aug 1670; m., 5 Dec 1692, SAMUEL LYON.
2. (_____)² GRANT
, buried in 1676.
2. JOHN GRANT, b. 1677/78
2. HANNAH² GRANT, b. at Rehoboth on 04 Apr 1681; d. 9 Jan 1754.
2. DAVID² GRANT, b. at Rehoboth on 01 Feb 1682/83.

Second Generation

2. GILBERT² GRANT, (oldest son); his will at Attleboro, MA, dated 28 May 1742.

Children of Gilbert and (_____) Grant:
3. MEHETABLE³ GRANT, m., (_____) PETERS.

2. MARY² GRANT, b 1668

2. SARAH² GRANT, b. 08 Aug 1670; d. after 25 Apr 1713; m., 5 Dec 1692, SAMUEL LYON.

2. (_____)² GRANT, buried in 1676.

2. JOHN GRANT, b. 1677/78

2. HANNAH² GRANT, b. at Rehoboth on 04 Apr 1681; d. at Medway, MA on 9 Jan 1754. Unmarried.

Hannah Grant deceased January 9th 1754. Medway, Massachusetts

2. DAVID² GRANT, b. at Rehoboth on 01 Feb 1682/83; m. MARTHA (_____).

David Grant 1683-1743 son of Thomas Grant, Will of David Grant of Somerset County, New Jersey. New Jersey,Abstract of Wills 1670-1813

Children of David and Martha (_____) Grant:

Sources and Notes:
On 18 Sep 2018, Robert Grant wrote, “I am a direct descendant of Thomas Grant/Graunt from the Battle of Worcester and to America on the John & Sara. The information I have comes primarily from the book Ten Generations of Grants (I have a copy of the book).”

Brian Davis wrote, “My maternal grandmother’s cousin, Myron Scott, authored the book, ‘Ten Generations of Grants,’ published in 1971, which links my ancestry to Thomas Grant, listed as a prisoner from the Battle of Worcester and indentured servant transported on the John and Sarah in 1651. The documentation linking the first generation of Grants to second generation is noted to be sparse. As we discussed, a Y chromosome test from a descendant that is completely patrilineal would be helpful for this group’s research, and eventually establishing that Thomas Grant on the John and Sarah, was the great grandfather of this Captain George Grant, patriot at Valley Forge, participant in the Pompton Mutiny and Whiskey Insurrection: My second cousin, Paul Grant, III, fits the bill and has indicated his willingness to participate.”

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