Thursday, January 19, 2023

Treasure Chest Thursday -- 1670 Marriage of Nathaniel Tomkins and Elizabeth Allen in Newport, Rhode Island

 It's time to look in my digital image files to see what treasures I can find for my family history and genealogy musings for Treasure Chest Thursday.

The treasure today is the 1670 marriage record of  Nathaniel Tomkins and Elizabeth Allen in Newport, Rhode Island:

The marriage record is the only one in the Tomkins section:

The transcription of this marriage record is:

"TOMKINS Nathaniel, to Elizabeth Allen, Newport, Jan. 15, 1670.""

The source citation for this record is:

 James N. Arnold, Vital Record of Rhode Island, 1636-1850, First Series, Births, Marriages and Deaths : a Family Register for the People (Providence, R.I.: Narragansett Historical Publishing Co., 1891-1912), Volume 7, Rhode Island Friends' Records, Marriages, page 36, Nathaniel Tomkins and Elizabeth Allen marriage entry, 15 January 1670; accessed on "Rhode Island (U.S.) Vital Records Abstracts, 1636-1899," indexed database and digital image, ( : accessed 11 January 2023).

This record is a Derivative Source, with Primary Information and Direct Evidence of the marriage of Nathaniel Tomkins and Elizabeth Allen. The original record is probably in a Newport, R.I. town record book that is not extant.

Nathaniel Tomkins (1650-1724), the son of Nathaniel and Elizabeth (Goodman) Tomkins, married Elizabeth Allen (1651-1714), the daughter of John and Elizabeth (Bacon) Allen, on 15 January 1670/1 in Newport, Rhode Island.  They had 10 children.

Nathaniel and Elizabeth (Allen) Tomkins are my 8th great-grandparents.  I am descended through their daughter Elizabeth Tompkins (1675-1729), who married in 1696 to William Ladd (1665-1729).


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