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Re: Sir Thomas Coram of the Royal Navy
Posted by: Thomas Coram Date: December 27, 1999 at 14:09:25
In Reply to: Sir Thomas Coram of the Royal Navy by David Coram of 208

Hi David,
Re: Captain Thomas Coram.
He was born between the 10th of November 1667 and the 29th of March 1668 in Lyme Regis. His father was a sea captain. About 1680 the Corams moved to London and young Thomas went to sea. During the 1690s he was a shipbuilder in the Americas. He married a Bostonian, Eunice Wayte. They were married about 40 years and had no children. He established the Foundling Home to which you referred. The building was completed in about 1745. Oftentimes unidentified children,left abandoned on the steps of the home, were given the name Coram. According to the Administrator of the Home, many of these children later claimed to be descendants of Capt. Coram. Coram died March 29, 1751.

Am wondering from what line of Corams you are descended? Will gladly exchange information.


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