Early Colonial Settlers of Southern Maryland and Virginia's Northern Neck Counties

Thomas Greenfield

Male 1648 - 1715  (67 years)


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  • Name Thomas Greenfield 
    Born 19 Feb 1647/48  Carleton, Gedling Parish, Nottingham, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Buried 9 Sep 1715  Magoonskin Plantation, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 7 Nov 1715  Prince George's County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I002176  Tree1
    Last Modified 16 Sep 2019 

    Father Robert Greenfield,   b. 1606, Carleton, Gedling Parish, Nottingham, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Anne Bayley,   b. 1610, Gedling Parish, Nottingham, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Bef 1631  Carleton, Gedling Parish, Nottingham, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F01488  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Martha Truman,   b. 1656, Gedling Parish, Nottingham, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Mar 1739, Magoonskin Plantation, Prince George's County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Married 1679  Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Anne Greenfield,   b. 21 Apr 1680, Calvert County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jun 1742, Prince George's County, Maryland - Inventory Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years)
     2. James Greenfield,   b. 20 Feb 1680/81, Calvert County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Mar 1734, Prince George's County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 53 years)
     3. Thomas Truman Greenfield,   b. 1682, Calvert County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Mar 1733/34, Trent Hall, St. Mary's County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years)
     4. Thomas Truman {Land Records} Greenfield,   b. 1682, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Micajah Greenfield,   b. Abt 1685, Calvert County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 1715 and 1720, Calvert County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 30 years)
     6. Martha Greenfield,   b. 1687, Calvert County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Jan 1758, Prince George's County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
     7. Truman Greenfield,   b. 1692, Calvert County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Oct 1726, St. Mary's County, Maryland - Inventory Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 34 years)
     8. Elizabeth Greenfield,   b. 1696, Calvert County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Aug 1715, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 19 years)
     9. Joan Greenfield,   b. 1698, Calvert County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Jul 1755, Charles County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years)
    Last Modified 16 Sep 2019 
    Family ID F00989  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      Greenfield, Thomas, planter, Prince George's County, 1701 Aug., 1715; 7th Nov., 1715.
      To dau. Jone Greenfield and hrs., residue of "'Archer's Pasture" a portion of same having already been given to son-in-law Gabriel Parker and his wife and their hrs.; also, tract "Pheasant Tree" adjoining same, 73 A. adjoining thereto (as per deed of conveyance from son Thomas Truman (Greenfield) to self, her mother to have benefit of last named tract during life), and 100 A., part of "Retalliation" running from the cabin branch to boundary of tract given son-in-law :Basil Waring (for further metes and bounds see will); also, bequest of personalty at 21 yrs.
      To son James and hrs., 52 A., "Pheasant Hills" adjoining tract where he lives, and Salt Store house in Nottingham Town.
      To Townsman John Brent and hrs., 50 A.,, part of "Juxta Stadium Aureolum"
      To Benjamin Gale, son of kinsman Jno. Gale, decsd., and his hrs., part of last named tract; lacking hrs., to pass to the poor of Gedling, nr. Nottingham; he to be under guardianship of Richard Groon.
      To William Olliver, of whom testator was formerly guardian, 50 A. adjoining land of Benja, Gale,
      To dau. Jone afsd., and hrs., residue of "Juxta Stadium Aureolum."
      To wife Martha, dwelling plantation during life, and absolutely plantation and land, 200 A., "Golden Race"; also, house and lot in "Mills Town." where tenant Evan Jones lives, and, as well, certain lease recorded from Wm. Mills.
      To son Thos. Truman Greenfield and hrs., ("Stokebardolph," in St. Marys County, and jointly with his young. brother Micajah Greenfield, 1/3 of 500 A., "Truman's Acquaintance" in Gunpowder Neck, to be held under guardianship of John Hall, of Balto. County, during minority of sd. 2 sons.
      To son-in-law John Wight and Ann, his wife,, part of "Anchovis Hills." it being a lease bought of Nath'll Magrader.
      To daus. Martha Waring and Eliza: Parker, personalty, including certain stock on plantation " Gledling Pt., " where she lives,
      To niece Mrs. Margery Covington and daus.-in-law ------, personalty. Also, to kinsman James Hollyday, when of age, personal estate in lieu of some belonging to estate of his deceased father., -----Mention made also of cous. Leonard (Holladay).
      To son Truman, at decease of wife and male hrs., dwelling plantation " Billingsley's Pointy" and ""Trent Neck"; lacking such hrs., to pass to son James and male hrs., and in succession to son Thos, Truman and male hrs. They dying without such hrs., to the poor of native town Gedling, in Grt. Brittain.
      Exs. Sons Thos., Truman and James afsd. In event of death of James, son Truman to take his place. Exs. empowered to sell 200 A., part of " Billingsley's Point," in fork of Patuxent, bought of Barnaby Kearne, of James R., Virginia.; "'Pascuum," lying next "'Anchovies Hills," and '"Nutwell's Adventure,," west of his lordship's manor in Chas. County, where Edward Thomas lives; 1/3 of land., ---- in Cecil County, bought from Nicholas Sproul by self, Chas. Carroll and Joshua Cecil; also, to sell part of "Taylor's Coast"' (for metes and bounds of land see will),, and to sell 80 A., adjoining Anne Guin's land., bounding on "Bullington, for benefit of estate.
      Test: Joseph Perry, Nicholas Davis, Jr., Wm. Badger. 14.89.
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      Col. Thomas Greenfield, Esq. 36C.222 I PG 585.2.0 Apr 10 1716
      Folios 222, 123 (?), 223-226.
      Servants mentioned: George Wattson.
      Appraisers: Henry Pere. Jowles, Thomas Gant.
      Creditors: Leonard Hollyday, T. Trueman Greenfield.
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      Col, Thomas Greenfield 36C.290 A PG 585.2.0 551.0.2 Apr 25 1716
      Payments to: Mr. Levin Covington who married daughter (unnamed) of Col. Holiday, Leo. Holiday eldest son of Col. Holiday, Leo. Hollyday guardian of James Holyday younger son of Col. Thomas Holyday, Leonard Hollyday, Robert Hall, Wornell Hunt, Esq. Lloyd, Capt. Samuel Perry.
      Executors: Thomas Trueman Greenfield, James Greenfield.
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      Col. Thomas Greenfield 37A.112 I PG 39.14.11 Jul 16 1716
      Appraisers: Henry Peregrine Jowles, Thomas Gantt.
      List of debts: Henry Cox, T. Trueman, Mr. Henry Cox, Jacob Browne (executor of John Grow), Mr. Robert Owen, Clarke Skinner, Mary Bevan.
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      Col. Thomas Greenfield 37A.113 A 406.6.2 Aug 2 1716
      Payments to: Leo. Hollyday as guardian of James Hollyday (his portion), Leo. Hollyday (his portion), Levin Covington (his wife's (unnamed) portion), Robert Levett, Marsham Warring, John Burroughs, William Wilkinson, Thomas Clegatt.
      Executors: T. Trueman Greenfield, James Greenfield.
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      Col. Thomas Greenfield 37C.5 I PG 65.10.9 Oct 2 1716
      Appraisers: Hen. Pereg. Jowles, Thomas Gantt.
      Approvers: Leonard Hollyday.
      List of debts: Thomas Clagett, John Smith, Esq. Young.
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      Col. Thomas Greenfield 37C.128 A PG 15.19.10 Oct 5 1716
      Received from: Capt. Keysar, Dr. George Smith, James Moore, Robert Tyler on account of Mareen Duvall belonging to estate of Col. Hollyday.
      Payments to: Jos. Belt, Leonard Hollyday guardian of James Hollyday. Leonard Hollyday, Maj. Josiah Wilson, Charles Carroll, James Hollyday, John Smith.
      Executors: Thomas Trueman Greenfield, James Greenfield.
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      Col. Thomas Greenfeild 38A.42 A PG 67.19.5 Jan 3 1717
      Received from: Elisabeth Thomas (widow).
      Payments to: Lo. Hollyday (his portion), Elisabeth Thomas, Meketabl Peirpoint, administratrix of Joseph Sarratt, Thomas Bowles, Esq., Rev. Mr. Cockshutt, W. Bladen, Esq., Benjamin Perry, Ann Milner (administratrix of Isaac Millner), Capt. Hagd (merchant in London), Allixander Parran.
      Executors: T. Truman Greenfeild, James Greenfeild.
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      Col. Thomas Greenfield 2.60 A PG 24.9.7 Jun 3 1719
      executor of Col. Thomas Hollyday.
      Received from: Mr. Truman Greenfield.
      Payments to: Mr. Leo Hollyday part his portion of estate of Col. Thomas Hollyday, Mr. Cheseldyne, Mr. William Wilkinson, Mr. Haddock, Mr. Fred. Clodius, Mr. Gilbert Higgon (merchant in London).
      Executors: Thomas Greenfield (gentleman), Mr. James Greenfield.
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      Col. Thomas Greenfield 3.231 A 84.14.0 Oct 22 1720
      Received from: Jacob Brown, Pern, White, Joseph Johnson, Capt. Hyde belonging to estate of Col. Hollyday & made use of by Col. Greenfield.
      Payments to: Maj. Willson, Mr. Daniell for rent to James Hollyday per -----Darnall, Capt. Ingram, Richard Pitt, Mr. Haddock, Mr. Stoddert.
      Legatees: Mrs. Martha Greenfield for leyacy from Col. Hollyday, Truman Greenfield, Lennard Hollyday per Basil Warring.
      Mentions: orphans (unnamed, at age).
      Executors: Thomas Truman Greenfield, James Greenfield.
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      Historic Graves of Maryland and the District of Columbia By Helen West Ridgely, National Society of the Colonial Dames of America;

      Here lies the body of Col. Thomas Greenfield late one of his Majesties Honorourable Councell of Maryland, who died the 8th of September anno 1715 in the 67th year of his Age.
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      Skinner, Robert, . Calvert Co., Sth Arch., 1685 ; 13th Dec. 1686.
      To eldest son Robert and hrs., plantation and "Island Neck.'
      To dau. Mary Letchworth and to her first born child, personalty,
      To 2nd son Clarke and hrs., "The Border," "The Reserve" and "The Scraps."
      To 3rd son William and hrs., "The Hatchet" on Patuxent R.
      To youngest son Adderton and hrs, " The Reserve."
      To 3 last named sons at majority personalty.
      To wife Anne, personalty.
      Son Robert appointed guardian of 3 young. sons. Should he die, 2 sons-in-law Thos. Greenfield and Joseph Letchworth to act in his stead.
      Test : Robert Houldsworth, Arthur Storer, Elizabeth Cornall, William Moore. 4. 23
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      Greenfield, Martha, widow,Prince George's County, 20th Feb., 1737-8; 27th Mch., 1739.
      To dau. Anne Wight, certain personalty with proviso that she give the same to grandson Thomas Truman Greenfield and to grandson Thomas, son of Truman Greenfield; also other personalty in which grand-dau. Innocense Wight, grandson Isle of Wight, and grand-dau. Anne Wight, have a designated interest.
      To grandson Walter Truman Greenfield, grand-daus. Sabina Truman Greenfield, Sarah and Elizabeth, grandson George Parker, grand-daus. Innocence Wightt, Martha Hawkins, grandson Francis Waring, grand-dau. Mary Taylor and her dau., Verlinder Taylor, personalty.
      To dau. Martha Waring, certain personalty, with proviso she gives a portion thereof to her dau., Martha Burgis. To dau. Jone Hawkins, personalty on condition that son-in-law Henry Hawkins pay to niece, Mrs. Margery Gantt, 16, which is due sd. niece.
      To grandson Garratt Truman Greenfield and hrs., 200 A. "The Golden Race", it having been paid by son Thomas Truman Greenfield, but not made over to him. Exs. empowered to sell Dunnbar nr. Mills Town, given testatrix by her dec'd. husband, who bou. it of William Mills, also a lot in sd. town bou. of William Watson.
      Exs.: Son-in-law Henry Holland Hawkins, daus. Martha Waring and Anne Wightt, shd. they refuse to act grandsons Francis Waring, Thos. Truman Greenfield and George Parker are appointed. Overseers: Nephew Leonard Hollyday, Thomas Gantt. Test: Coll. Leonard Hollyday, John Parker, Fr. Waring, John Orchard. 22. 61.


      is this Martha Greenfield the wife of Truman Greenfield, who If my information is correct had a son Thomas Truman Greenfield who married Susanna Cheslydyne.

      NOTE All info from Kriss Godfrey:

      Thomas was baptised on February 19, 1648, at Carleton, Gedling Parish, Nottinghamshire, England. In 1669, at the age of 21, Thomas emigrated to America. His reason for leaving England was probably economic, since he was the youngest of his father's five sons, and stood to inherit very little of his father's estate. The custom then was to leave the bulk of the estate to the eldest son. Thomas was transported to America by thomas Trueman, who had been in the Colony for three years.
      The Trueman family was from the same area of Nottinghamshire as the Greenfields. Thomas' future wife, Martha Trueman, was the niece of this Thomas Trueman. Thomas Greenfield and Thomas Trueman both settled in Calvert County, Maryland, nearthe Patuxent River. Over the years, Thomas Greenfield became very wealthy and influential in southern Maryland. He bought and sold many tracts of land. At his death, it is known that he owned over 2,000 acres in Prince George County, MD. Thomas Greenfield was a Burgess for Calvert county to the Assembly in Annapolis, MD, from 1672 to 1696. He was also a Justice of Calvert County from 1689-1694, and a vestryman at St.Paul's Parish in 1691. He was appointed High Sheriff of PrinceGeorge County and served from 1696-1699. thomas was also a planter, growing mainly tobaco on his lands. He leased out much of his lands to sharecroppers, and some of his plantations were worked by his slaves. At the time of his death, Thomas owned 27 slaves. Thomas died in 1715 in Prince George County, MD, and was buried at "Magoonskin", a family cemetery in Prince George Co.his wife, Martha Trueman Greenfield, lived until 1739, and was buried beside her husband.
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      Waring, Basill, Calvert County, 8th Dec., 1688; 29th Dec, 1688.
      To wife Sarah, 2/3 of entire estate,
      To sons Samson, Marsham and Basill, residue of estate in equal parts.
      Wife afsd. joint ex. together with father Richard Marsham and father John Hance; Richard Marsham in behalf of Marsham and Basil Waring afsd., and father John Hance in behalf of son Samson.
      Test: Thos. Greenfield, Mary Bevan, Martha Greenfield. 6. 66.6.
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      Watts, James, Prince George's County, 3rd July, 1703; 2nd Aug., 1703.
      To son-in-law Thomas Oneby, personalty.
      to Ann, dau. of Thomas and Matthew Greenfield, residue of estate.
      Ex.: Thos. Greenfield afsd.
      Test: Jos. Me
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      John Bowling 9.32 A 103.14.2 Jul 9 1686 [CA now Prince George's MD]
      Payments to: Elisabeth Blackwell, William Marshall, Mr. Richard Marsham, Philip Lawrence, Mr. Thomas Holladay upon account of William Pagan & Co., Joseph Woodrosse upon account of John Abbington, Thomas Greenfeild, James Bigger, Thomas Gant, William Taylard.
      Executrix: Mary Evans, wife of Benjamin Evans.
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      Richard Charlett 18,172 A PG #7140 { abt Dec 1698 }
      Payments to: Mr. John Wight, Thomas Collier.
      Administrator: Mr. Thomas Greenfeild,
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      Thomas Kinningston 19,55 1 PG 226.8.9 May 4 1699
      Appraisers: Thomas Greenfeild, Robert Orme.
      List of debts: ------ Walker, William Barton.
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      Charles Beavan 19-1/2B.1 I PG 123.18.0 Sep 2 1699
      Appraisers: Thomas Greenfield, Robert Orme.
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      Charles Hays 19-1/2B.5 A PG 21.7.2 30.4.3 Nov 28 1699
      The amount of the inventory also included #5991,
      Payments to: William Wayford, William Moore, John Short for use of -----Carelson, Thomas Greenfield, James Beale, John Battie per William Young, Daniell Danielson, Thomas Box,, John Battie, John Bennett, Samuell Peters for use of ------ Carlton per Alexander Beale, Josias Twogood on account of John Jackson & Co., Col. Darnall.
      Adminidtratrix; Mary Johnson (late Mary Hays), wife of Thomas Johnson.
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      Trueman, Nathaniel, Calvert County, 10th July, 1676: 4th Apr., 1677.
      To sisters Mary Trueman and Eliza: Stringer, sister-in-law Anne Skinner, Thomas Greenefleld, and John Woodward, personalty.
      nieces Anne, Mary, and Eliza: Trueman, " Trueman 's Hills."
      Brother Thomas, ex. and residuary legatee of estate, real and personal.
      Test: Jonathan Samwayes, Jno. Roblin. 5. 188.
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      Mordecay Hunton 9.352 I CA 7.0.0 Jul 28 1687
      The amount of the inventory also included #20728.
      Appraisers: Basill Waring, John Broome.
      List of debts: Mr. John Broom, Thomas Sedgwick, William Ham, John Sawell, Henry Mitchell, Cornelius Nevill, Joseph Baker, William Jenkins, Stephen Latham, John Goddard, William Melton, Samuell Coosey, Maj. Thomas Trueman, Samuel Copeland, Edward Harlock, Mr. William Horsey, Mr. Hugh Elis, Mr. Simon Wotton, Mr. Francis Hutchings, Mr. George Hawes, Anthony the taylor, Richard Murgh, Thomas Harris, Jochem Kiersteed, Mr. Thomas Greenfield, Mr. Edward Batson, Mr. George Parker, Mr. William Parker, William Barnett, Mr. Michaell Taney, Mr. Roger Brooke, Mr. Cornelius Watkinson, Mr. Andrew Tanehill, Mr. Robert Skinner, Mr. Thomas Greenfeild.
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      Prince George's County Land Records, Folio 116: Indenture, 29 Aug 1704
      From: Samuell Taylor, planter of Prince George's County
      To: Thomas Greenfeild of Prince George's County
      For 15 a 150 acre parcel of land called Taylor's Coast in Prince George's County on the west side of the Patuxent River in the wood; bounded by land laid out for Barnard Johnson called Doves Pearch, Poplar Hills belonging to John Boage, land taken up for Thomas Kemp
      Signed: Sam'Il Taylor
      Witnessed: Jn'o Bradford and Jn. Lecount
      Memorandum: 29 Aug 1704 Verlinda Taylor, wife of Samuel, examined by Wm. Barton and Jno. Wight
      Alienation: 7 Oct 1704 the sum of 6s paid by Thomas Greenfeild

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