from Caldwell Records by Augustine Caldwell
Thomas Lull, the ancestor of this family, was a weaver. The first time his name is found is Oct. 8, 1672. He is then made freeman. The next year it is written of him
1673, March 1, Goodman Lull and wife came into full communion.
In 1678, he was one of the selectmen. In 1679, Dec. 15
Thomas Lull, Jaakob ffoster, Edmund Heard, Isaak ffoster were made tything men.
In 1699-700 on a subscription " for a Bigger Bell" may be seen his signature " Thomas Lull, Sen'r 6s."
Jan. 16, 1700, among the men assigned a place in the meeting-house, we find, "on ye second short seat," Goodman Lull, Edmund Heard, Robert Cross, James Fuller, sen'r, John Low, sen'r. Also Thomas Lull, and other men had permission to raise the "no-west hindermost seat two feet, for their wives to sit in."
Thomas Lull was twice married. The name of his first wife is not recorded. Three of her children survived her. Thomas, John and Simon. On the 29th of October, 1705— being then about 68 years of age— he married Elizabeth Smith, and had three children; Benjamin, Elizabeth, Lydia.
Goodman Lull, died in 1719, aged 82 ; and his wife, Elizabeth, died July 6, 1742.
Gravestone Inscription :
Here Lies Mr. Thomas Lull who died December ye 31, 1719 aged 82 years 2 months 14 days.
Of the children of Goodman Lull, we find the following Records:
i. Thomas, b. about 1660; m. Rebekah Kimball,
ii. John; probably lived in Rowley.
iii. Simon, b. May, 28, 1672; m. Anna, dau. Thomas Day.
iv. Benjamin, b. Nov. 17, 170 ; d. e.
v. Elizabeth, b. Sept. 21, 1712.
vi. Lydia, b. Nov. 21, 1714; m. William Caldwell.