The arms used by Thomas Oliver, who arrived in Boston June 5, 1632, are those of the Olivers of Lewes, County Sussex, England.

ARMS- Arg. (silver) a hand and arm issuing out of clouds, on the sinister (left) side, fessways, and grasping a dexter hand, couped at the wrist. All proper.
CREST- A martlet, arg.; in the beak a sprig, vert.
(America Heraldica, page 174;See also Drakes History of the Antiquities of Boston, 1856, page 203.)


Thomas Oliver, gentleman, of the parish of St. Thomas, Bristol, England, died there 1557; his wife was Margaret, who married, secondly, a Mr. Cox, who died before 1598; two children of Thomas and Margaret:John and Elizabeth.

John Oliver was a merchant of Bristol, England, and was buried Jan. 31, 1598, at St. Stephen's in that city; he married at St. Stephen's Aug. 28, 1557, Elizabeth Rowland; their son was

1. Thomas Oliver, baptized in Bristol, England, April 14, 1582; he arrived in Boston, Mass. June 5, 1632; he was a ruling elder in the First Church there and died 1657, aged 75; his first wife Anne died 1637; his second wife, also named Anne, died Dec. 20, 1662; his son was

2. John Oliver, born 1616, agraduate of Harvard College and a minister; he died April 12, 1646; he married Elizabeth Newgate, who died Sept. 30, 1709, daughter of John Newgate (or Newdigate), born in England 1580, died in Boston ...

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[*The above is POSSIBLY from a book entitled...

Some Descendants of
Stephen Lincoln of Wymondham, England
Edward Larkin from England
Thomas Oliver of Bristol, England
Michael Pearce of London, England
Robert Wheaton of Swansea, Wales
George Burrill of Boston, England
Jophn Porter of Dorset, England
John Ayer of Norwich, England
and Notes of Related Families

Printed for William Ensign Lincoln, Pittsburg, Penna.
by The Knickerbocker Press, New York, 1930, page 174

" as furnished by Mr. Joseph D. Mason, Elmsford, N. Y., and from the Oliver Chart No. 10944 arranged by the late James B. Oliver of Boston, on file in the New York Public Library"

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