12 November 1740
Letter from Bro. 4d
with an account of my Dear Grandmothers Death who departed this life on Sunday the 9 Day of November 1740. 89 years old and don't doubt but shes happy in the Kingdom of Heaven for all her good workes in this World.
Well, just like the rest of us, Thomas had two grandmothers. In his case Sarah Tye & Hannah Brown. I have not yet pinned down which one lived to this very great old age. Thomas only had one brother, John (dates uncertain), so he must have written this letter.