New England Families, Genealogical and Memorial, Volume 1 edited by William Richard Cutter
Thomas [Tolman], son of Thomas Tolman, of Devonshire, England, was born in England, December 9, 1608, died June 8, 1690; his will was dated October 29, 1688. The family tradition says that he came to New England in the ship Mary and John in 1630.
He settled in Dorchester, and owned land extending from the sea to the Dedham line. He owned also land in what is now Canton, Stoughton and Sharon. The first mention of him on the Dorchester records is:
It is ordered that Goodman Tolman's house be appointed for the receiving any goods that shall be brought in whereof the owner is not known.
He signed the church covenant in 1636, and was admitted a freeman, May 13, 1640. He located near Pine Neck, now Port Norfolk, and his house stood within a hundred feet of Pine Neck creek, on the west side, and on the north side within about two hundred feet, the creek forming an elbow there. ..
He married (first) Sarah;
(second) Katherine , who died November 7, 1677.
1. Thomas, born 1633, died September 12, 1718, aged eightyfive years; married, November 4, 1654, Elizabeth, daughter of Richard Johnson, of Lynn, Massachusetts; she died December 15. 1726; Thomas was admitted with his wife into the Dorchester church, May 17, 1674; he was made a freeman in 1678; his house stood about one hundred feet from "Ashmont street" in "Tolman's Lane" children: Thomas, Mary, Samuel, Daniel.
3. Sarah, married, March 18, 1659, Henry Leadbetter; died April 20, 1722.
4. Rebecca, married James Tucker.
5. Ruth, married Isaac Royal; died May 1, 1681.
6. Hannah, born July 27, 1642, died August 4, 1729; married (first) George Lyon, (second) William Blake.
7. Mary, married Collins, of Lynn.