Deacon Thomas Judd (1608-1688) came to Cambridge, Massachusetts, from Langley, Kent, England, in about 1633. Thomas Judd was a founder of Hartford, Connecticut, in 1636. Deacon Thomas Judd is Mary's 8th great grandfather.
After his first wife died, Deacon Thomas Judd moved to Northampton, Massachusetts. On December 2, 1679, Thomas married a widow named Clemence Mason.
Deacon Thomas Judd died on November 12, 1688, in Northampton, Massachusetts. He was buried in the Bridge Street Cemetery.
The headstone of Deacon Thomas Judd is pictured in the image above. The inscription reads: "Dea. Thomas Judd Died Nov. 12 1688 aged about 80. He was the ancestor of the New England Judds, and came from England in 1633 or 1634 and settled at Cambridge. He removed to Hartford in 1636, and to Farmington about 1644. He was a deacon of the church at Farmington and a representative to the General Court. After the death of his wife he came to Northampton in 1679 and married a second wife, and lived here until his death in 1688. He left nine children – William, Elizabeth, Thomas, John, Benjamin, Mary, Ruth, Philip and Samuel. Sylvester Judd one of his descendants caused this stone to be erected in 1858."
Sylvester Judd was his grandson and, in 1856,Sylvester published the Judd genealogy: Thomas Judd and His Descendants.
Elizabethon Oct 31
My husband is a 13th generation direct descendant of Deacon Thomas Judd and his first born son William Judd. I have a complete gen file at Ancestry.com. His great grandfather appears in the genealogy published by a cousin Sylvester Judd, 1850.
Cathy Haineron Aug 15
I just returned from visiting this burial site. Thomas Judd is my 9th great-grandfather on my mother's side. I appreciate seeing your pictures. I do wish I could read more than the top lines of the headstone. Any information about what else is written? I assume the children are listed but there is also a line at the bottom that isn't legible. Enjoyed finding your information.
Scott Sheldonon Aug 02
Thomas Judd is my 9th Great Grandfather from my father's side.
Darren J. Juddon Jul 22
I am a 13th decenendant of Deacon Thomas Judd.
Debbie Judd Kingon May 18
I am a decendant of Deacon Thomas Judd. My nephew is the 15th generation of son to son Judd all starting with Deacon Thomas Judd. We decend from Thomas' son Benjamin. Thank you for posting the information about his life in Conneticut. I will be visiting England this year and am hoping to dig up more on his father William. If you have any other information you could share about Thomas and or William it would be greatly appreciated.
B Barron Mar 04
I have been researching my husbands ancestors since 1968 and have only gotten back to NathanJudd and Thankful Wright
I think this may a connection. Thanks for anything you may tell about the family.
Rosanna Judd would be his 4th or 5th great grandmother
Lindaon Mar 03
I'm researching my husband's line and would appreciate information I can truly count on. I have a tree on Ancestry.com also. Thanks much.