Thomas Southard

Born: about 1615, Leyden, Holland
Died: Apr. 1, 1684, Hempstead, Long Island, New York
Marriage: Dec. 29, 1650, Hempstead, Long Island, New York
Wife: Annica or Eunice Antonise Jansen
Born: 1623, New Amsterdam, New Netherlands (now New York, New York)
Died: about 1698, Long Island, New York
Parents: Anthony Jansen & Grietje Reijners

Children:

Margaret Southard

Born: after 1650, Hempstead, Long Island, New York
Died: unknown

Sarah Southard
Born: after 1650, Hempstead, Long Island, New York
Died: unknown

John Southard
Born: after 1650, Hempstead, Long Island, New York
Died: unknown

Abigail Southard
Born: after 1650, Hempstead, Long Island, New York
Died: unknown

Mary Southard
Born: after 1650, Hempstead, Long Island, New York
Died: unknown

Abraham Southard
Born: after 1650, Hempstead, Long Island, New York
Died: unknown

Isaac Southard
Born: after 1650, Hempstead, Long Island, New York
Died: unknown

Thomas Southard
Born: 1660, Hempstead, Long Island, New York
Died: unknown

Unice Southard
Born: about 1670, Hempstead, Long Island, New York
Died: unknown

Isaac Southard

 

THOMAS SOUTHARD

It appears that Thomas Southard had a temper that was well suited for the Jansen family, He practiced good neighborly relations that would have made his father-in-law Anthony Jansen proud. The following account, taken from Hempstead, Long Island legal records, describes the day Thomas Southard gave Richard Valentine a splitting headache:

Page 858, From Hempstead Legal Records, Publication Unknown
"1658, July 25 - Richard Valentine having reported that Thomas Southard went up and down with a club, the latter, meeting him one morning as he was going about his avocations, struck him on the face. As Southard still menaced and threatened to further beat him, he took oath that he stood in danger and fear of his life, and required the peace that Southard might be put in security for his good behaviour. It is therefore ordered by Mr. Richard Gildersleeve that Thomas Southard did contemptouusly resist authority in refusing to obey the marshall with his warrant, and did fly the same and betook himself to his own house for his refuge, in consideration of these outrages and misdemeanors he is required to put in security for his appearance at court. And said Southard doth bind himself and all his lands, goods and chattels to appear at court, and meantime to keep the peace and good behavior.

At a court held December 28, on the submission of Southard, and paying all costs, the penalty and fault are remitted in hopes of his reformation. Valentine is also reconciled, and doth remit the abuse done unto him."

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