An American Family History

Thomas Dwinnell

The settlement of New Meadows was incorporated as the Town of Topsfield by authority of the General Court of the Massachusetts Bay Colony in 1650. The church "gathered" on November 4, 1663 with the Rev. Thomas Gilbert. The third Meeting House was built on the Common in 1703 with Rev. Joseph Capen as pastor.

Thomas Dwinnell was born on October 3, 1693 in Topsfield, Essex County, Massachusetts. He was the son of Dr. Michael Dwinnell and his first wife, Hannah.

His marriage to Abigail Perkins was recorded in the Topsfield marriage records. They married on December 11, 1716. Abigail was born June 7, 1695 in Topsfield. She was the daughter of Timothy and Abigail Perkins.

Their daughters Susanna Dwinnell and
Esther Dwinnell Balch were born in Topsfield..

Esther was born on May 1, 1720. She married David Balch (1691-1769) of Topsfield on November 14, 1752. She was his second wife. His first wife was Hannah Perkins. Esther's grandfather, Dr. Michael left her five shillings when he died in 1761. She died January 13, 1816 at the age of 95.

Thomas died on June 2,1739 in Topsfield.

Chiildren of Dr. Michael
and Hannah Dwinnell
  • Thomas Dwinnell
  • Sarah Dwinnell Foster
  • Mary Dwinnell Gott Peabody
  • Michael Dwinnell
  • Stephen Dwinnell
  • Hannah Dwinnell Bowery Curtis
  • Jacob Dwinnell
  • Abigail Dwinnell Deering

  • of Dr. Michael and Elizabeth Fiske
  • Benjamin Dwinnell
  • Thomas Dwinnell
  • of Dr. Michael and
    Elizabeth Cave
  • Samuel Dwinnell
  • Elizabeth Dwinnell
  • Various spellings of Dwinnell
    Doenell, Donell, Donnall, Donnell, Duenell, Dunnel, Dunnell, Dwaniel, Dwaniell, Dwainel, Dwennel, Dwinel, Dwinell, Dwinnel, Dwinnill, Dwonill, Dwynel