Birth: Thomas Weston was baptized on December 21, 1584, at
Death: He died in Bristol of plague between May 1, 1646,
and November 23, 1647.
Ship: Unknown, 1623
Life in England: Thomas Weston was born in
Staffordshire,son of Ralph and Anne (Smith) Weston. He was admitted to
the Ironmongers’ Company of London in 1609 after serving an
apprenticeship with Rowland Heylyn. His brothers Andrew and Richard were
also involved in his business affairs.
Life in New England: Thomas Weston was the London
merchant who first became involved with the Leiden Separatists who
ultimately settled Plymouth Colony. The colony was financed and begun
under his direction, but he quit the enterprise in 1622. Shortly
thereafter, he began the colony at Wessagussett [Weymouth] which failed.
He left New England for Virginia and, by 1640,Maryland.Weston’s
activities in regards to Plymouth Colony are detailed in William
Family: Thomas Weston married Elizabeth Weaver by October
17, 1623, daughter of Christopher and Anne (Green) Weaver.
Child of Thomas and Elizabeth Weston: