Wife: Sarah Hosmer (3)
From "Genealogy of the Descendants of John White of Wenham and Lancaster, Massachusetts. 1638-1900" --in two volumes--by Almira Larkin White, of Haverhill, Mass.
(Thomas) was a prominent citizen of the town (Marlboro?), filled the principal town officies, represented te town in the General Coiurt, rose to the rank of Colonel in the militia, and was one of his Majesty's Justices of the Peace. He took an active part in the early Indian wars and was in severe action at Lancaster.
He kept a public house in Marlboro in 1696.
There follows a very interesting description of the rules at that time concerning "public houses." The owner may not allow the playing of any unlawful ganes, of which there is a long list. He may not allow any guests on the premises on the Sabath or after 9 p.m. on any day. He may not serve Indians or negroes. He shall not entertain any person prohibited by law or by the Magistrate "as persons of jolly conversation or given to Tippling."
Revised: February 19, 2018