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

William Thomas

Male Abt 1700 - 1770  (~ 70 years)


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  • Name William Thomas 
    Born Abt 1700  Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 25 Sep 1770  Frederick County, Maryland - inventory Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I017260  Tree1
    Last Modified 14 Dec 2018 

    Father Daniel Thomas,   b. Bef 1680,   d. 21 Sep 1742, Prince George's County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 62 years) 
    Mother Anne {Unproven} Humphrey,   b. Abt 1684, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jul 1746, Prince George's County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 62 years) 
    Married Abt 1700  Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F10868  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Anne Jenkins,   b. Abt 1705, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1735, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 30 years) 
    Married 7 Dec 1721  King George Parish, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Notley Thomas,   b. 1722, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Nov 1767, Frederick County, Maryland - Inventory Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 45 years)
     2. Leonard Thomas,   b. Abt 1726, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1749, Frederick County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 22 years)
    Last Modified 14 Dec 2018 
    Family ID F08026  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Elizabeth Darnall,   b. Bef 1707, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1770, Frederick County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 65 years) 
    Married Abt 1735  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. John Thomas,   b. 7 Jun 1736, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Edward Thomas,   b. 2 Oct 1740, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Feb 1819  (Age 78 years)
     3. Benjamin Thomas,   b. 29 Aug 1745, King George's Parish, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Jun 1816, Point of Rocks, Frederick County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
     4. Sarah Anne Thomas,   b. 23 Jul 1748, Frederick County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Francis Thomas,   b. 23 Jun 1750, Frederick County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. William Thomas,   b. Abt 28 Jun 1752, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 14 Dec 2018 
    Family ID F11049  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      William Thomas 104.183 FR 34.8.2 Sep 25 1770 Nov 1 1770
      Appraisers: James Hook, William Luckett, Jr.
      Creditors: Chris. Edelin, Anthony Nelson.
      Next of kin: William Thomas, Edward Thomas.
      Administratrix: Elisabeth Thomas.
      ===
      DARNALL, EDWARD, Charles County, planter, 1751;4 May 1754
      To William Thomas, Negro Jack, cow., furniture.
      To son Edward, two cows and calves, handmill,
      To son William, furniture.
      To son Isaac, gun and horse.
      Remainder to rest of my children; Thomas, Mary, Sarah and Elizabeth.
      Wit: James Thomas, Thos. Thomas, Tho. North. 29. 108
      ===
      Thomas, Daniel, Sr., Prince George's County, 2nd June, 1741; 21st Sept., 1742.
      To wife Ann, estate on which she now lives apart from testator,
      To sons William, Daniel and John and daus. Grace Turnely and Winifred Lewis, and to child. of dau. Anne Berry, deceased, 1s. each.
      To dau. Elizabeth Clancy, extx., residue of estate.
      Test: Benj. Johnson, Stephen Gordon. MCW 22,505.
      ===
      THOMAS, ANN, Prince George's Co. 9 Jul, 1746;21 Jul, 1746
      To grandsons, WILLIAM TENALY and PHILLIP TENALY, JR, slaves.
      To 2 grand-daus. SARAH BERRY and Anne BERRY, cattle.
      WILLIAM FENDLY (?) (The names of Wm, and Phillip Tenaly,
      probably may be meant for Fendly),
      To dau, WENEFRED LOIS, my wearing apparel.
      To son WILLIAM, 1 s. sterl.
      To son DANIEL, same,
      To dau, ELIZABETH CLENSEY, same,
      To son JOHN, same,
      Wit: Henry Humphrey, Hugh Humphrey, 24.501
      ===
      Marriage 1 Anne JENKINS b: ABT 1703 in ,,,MD maybe
      Married: 1721
      Children
      Notley THOMAS b: 1722 in ,,MD
      Leonard THOMAS b: ABT 1724 in ,,MD
      ===
      Prince George's Land Records 1710-1717 - Liber F - Folio 47: Indenture, 10 Nov 1710
      From: Daniel Thomas, planter of Prince George's County
      To: William and Daniel Thomas
      Gift of a 200 acre tract of land called Friendship located on the road that goes from Robert Middleton to Frances Wheeler's; joining Marden Bradley
      Signed: Daniel Thomas (mark and seal)
      Witnessed: Francis Marberry, Mary Marlo (mark)
      ===
      Land Records of Prince George's County. Maryland
      Liber T, Page 466
      Recorded at request of William Thomas, 28 Jun 1737:
      32 Jun 1737; Indenture between John Dawson, planter, and Martha Anne his wife, dau. and devisee of Francis Marbury, Gent., dec'd, of one part and William Thomas, carpenter; for 10,000# tobacco; a parcel called Mistake; bounded by Brother's Delight and Dollman's Folly; containing 227 acres; /s/ John Dawson, Martha Anne Dawson (mark); wit. Jno. Adison, John Sweeting; ack. John Dawson and Martha Anne his wife
      ===
      Prince George's Land Records 1739-1743 - Liber Y - Page 618.
      I, Humphry Hasledine of PG, Merchant, for divers good causes, namely, for the settling and disposing of such goods and chattels as God has blessed me with, and for the advancement and preferment of my wife, Elizabeth, and children, after my death, in such manner as is hereafter and in my will mentioned, and for preventing controversies that might arise touching the same (to the great loss and prejudice of my sd wife and children if either I should not dispose thereof in my lifetime but leave them to the disposition of the laws in this behalf, or else only bequeath the same by will, according as it is my special desire that the same should and be bestowed), I have given and by this deed of gift, do give to my friends, Nathaniel Wickham Jr and James Perry of PG, Gentlemen, all the goods, chattels, moveable and immovables, real and personal, of what name and nature or quality, forever, to the use and behoof of my last will and testament, and to certain uses and conditions. I have put sd Wickham and Perry in full possession of all my goods and chattels, moveables and immovables, real and personal, whatsoever, by the delivery of 6 pence sterling to Wickhan and Perry in the name of possession of all the premises mentioned, provided that if 1, at any time hereafter during my natural life, shall deliver to Wickham or Perry the sum of 12 pence sterling and declare that it is my will and with intent to make void and frustrate this present deed, then from thenceforth this present deed shall be void. Signed Feb 24, 1742/[43] - Humphry Hasledine. Wit - Will Thomas, John Thomas. Recorded Mar 9, 1742/[43].
      ===
      Prince George's Land Records 1739-1743 - Liber Y - Page 657.
      Page 657. Land Commission. Lord Baltimore To Messrs Thomas Owen, George Parker, John Hawkins Sr, & Joseph Hatton of PG, Gentlemen, Greeting. Whereas Catherine Plafay of PG, seized of a parcel of land in PG called Leith, did, on the 4th Tuesday of last Jun, prefer her petition in writing to PG County Court held at Upper Marlborough Town, before Peter Dent, Gent, and his associates for Commission to examine witnesses to prove and perpetuate the memory of the bounds of sd parcel of land, know that we have given you (not being anyway related to the petitioner or any contiguous proprietor, nor interested in sd land) power to examine all witnesses which shall be nominated to you by the afd petitioner or other person concerned, touching their knowledge of the bounds of the land afd or the bounds of any other lands whereon and whereto the afd land depends or relates, and therefore we command you to call before you, on a day you specify, on the land afd, all witnesses. Signed Jul 28, 1742 Thos Lee, Cl Cur.

      The depositions were taken on the Jan 31, [1742/431 on the sd tract of land, which is on the south side of Piscataway Cr.

      Joseph Hatton Sr, aged about 52 years, declares that Mr. Francis Marbury and the sd deponent, happened together, and Mr. Francis Marbury said to the deponent that he was likely to loose his bounded tree of Leith, and the sd Marbury told this deponent where he now stands that a Spanish oak, which now stands on a bank near the Creek side, was the lst bounded tree of a tract of land called Leith.

      Luke Marbury, aged about 32 years, declares that his father, Francis Marbury, and this deponent, were together and that his father told him the above Spanish oak was the Ist bounded tree of Leith or a tree that stood 10 or 15 foot lower down the Creek.

      Edward Edelen, aged about 67 years, declares that he and Frances Wheeler were together when the tract of land called Leith was run out by Mr. Grew, and that the sd Francis Wheeler told this deponent that the within mentioned Spanish oak or within 10 or 15 foot, stood the bounds of Leith.

      The depositions on the 2nd bounded tree of Leith are as follows, viz: Luke Marbury, aged about 32 years, declares that his father, Francis Marbury and this deponent, came to the bank near Piscataway Cr and that his father showed this deponent a locust which is now standing on the sd bank near the mouth of a small run which makes from a spring of Mr. John Hawkins Jr and runs into Piscataway Cr, that the as locust was the 2nd bounded tree of Leith.

      William Digges, aged about 31 years, declares that some time after his father and Daniel Fraser bargained for the above tract of land called Leith, that Mr. Francis Marbury told him that the above mentioned Locust was the bounded tree of Leith.

      Joseph Hatton, aged about 52 years, declares that he and Daniel Fraser walked down to the locust afd, and the sd Daniel Fraser told him that the above locust was the 2nd bounded tree of Leith as Mr. Francis Marbury told the sd Fraser, and some time after, this deponent happened, in company with Mr. Francis Marbury, and this deponent was telling Mr. Marbury what Daniel Fraser had told him concerning the bounds of the above land, and Mr. Marbury told this deponent that it was very true.

      William Thomas, aged about 42 years, declares that he has heard several people say that the afd locust was the 2nd bounded tree of Leith.

      James Wheeler, aged about 58 years, declares that Messrs Jones or Edward or Francis Marbury told this deponent that the afd locust was a bounded tree between Francis Marbury and William Hutchenson, but can't remember which of the 3 persons it was that told him and that this deponent believes it has been about 40 years ago he was told that the sd locust was a bounded tree.

      Turrence Bryan, aged about 66 years, declares that he was at work down by Piscataway Cr, and Mr. George Noble & Mr. Francis Wheeler came down where this deponent was at work and they told him that the above locust was a bounded tree between Mr. Marbury and Mr. Hutchenson.

      Edward Edelin, aged about 67 years, declares that Mr. Francis Marbury told him that the sd locust was the 2nd bounded tree of Leith. Recorded Mar 25, 1743.
      ===
      Bramel (Bramile), James, Prince George's County, 16th Mch., 1734; 29th Apr., 1735.
      To mother Mary, extx., 109 A. "Golden Rod," 150 A. of "The Refuse," both tracts in Prince George Co.
      Test: Daniel Carroll, Henry DarnaIl Jr., William Thomas, Richard Lenham. 21, 363.
      ===
      Charles County Maryland Land Record Liber Z#2, 1744-1753; Page 490..
      At the request of William Thomas, the following bill of sale was recorded on May 24, 1751.
      I, Edward Darnall Sr of CC, planter, for and in consideration of a maintenance during my natural life, have given to William Thomas of CC, planter, 1 Negro man named Jack, 1 cow, 1 feather bed, bolster, and furniture. Signed May 18, 1751 - Edward (I his mark) Darnall. Wit - John Adams, Elizabeth (T her mark) Thomas.
      ===
      Prince George's County, Maryland Land Records 1759-1763; Liber RR {Abstract by Mike Marshall}; Page 171. At the request of William Brian the following Deed was recorded November 10, 1761
      Indenture made October 20, 1761; William Thomas, Sr., of Frederick County, Maryland in consideration of 85 pounds current money paid by William Brian of PGCo has sold part of a tract called "The Mistake" lying in PGCo containing 176 acres and beginning at "Sisters Delight" and "Brothers Delight. Signed William Thomas, Sr., in the presence of Brooke Beall, John Darnall and acknowledged before John Darnall and at the same time Elizabeth Thomas wife of William Thomas relinquished her right of dower
      ===
      Provincial Court Land Records, 1762-1763
      Volume 724, Page 367

      This Indenture made this Twenty first day of March
      in the Year seventeen hundred and sixty three Between Ignatius
      Wheeler of Baltimore County Planter of the one Part and William
      Thomas of Prince Georges County Gentleman of the other part Witnesseth
      that the said Ignatius Wheeler for and in consideration of the sum of
      Five shillings sterling Money to him in hand paid by the said William Thomas
      at or before the sealing and delivery of these presents the receipt whereof is
      hereby acknowledged Hath granted Bargained and sold and by these
      presents Doth grant bargain and sell unto him the said William
      Thomas his Executors administrators and assigns All that Tract or parcel of Land lying and being in Cecil County called Yorkshire
      containing six hundred and seventy five acres, Together with all
      Edifices Buildings Gardens Orchards Ways Waters Water Courses
      Commodities Priviledges Improvements Emoluments Advantages
      and Appurtenances whatsoever to the same Tract of Land belonging
      or appertaining And the reversion and reversions remainder
      and remainders Rents Issues and Profits thereof and of every
      part and parcell thereof To have and To hold the
      said Tract or parcel of Land and Premisses and every part and
      parcell thereof with the appurtenances unto him the said William
      Thomas his Executors administrators and assigns from the day
      next before the day of the date of these presents for and during and
      untill the full End and Term of One whole Year from thence
      next ensuing and fully to be compleat and ended To the intent
      and purpose (that by force and Virtue of these presents and of
      the statute for transferring of Uses into Possession) the said
      William Thomas may be in actual possession of the premisses
      and be thereby enabled to take and accept a Grant and release
      of the reversion and inheritance thereof to him and his heirs
      forever In Witness whereof the parties to these presents
      have hereunto interchangeably set their Hands and affixed
      their seals the day and Year first above written
      Signed Sealed & Delivered Ignatius Wheeler (s)
      in the presence of
      Geo Stuart Will.m Thomas (s)
      James Christie

      On the Back of the aforegoing Deed was wrote as follows
      Received on the day and Year first within written of and
      from the within named William Thomas the sum of Five shillings
      sterling Money being the Consideration Money within Mentioned
      to be by him paid to me I say received by me
      Witness George Steuart Ignatius Wheeler
      and James Christie
      Recorded the 21.st April 1763
      ===
      Provincial Court Land Records, 1762-1763
      Volume 724, Page 369

      This Indenture Tripartite made this
      twenty second day of March in the Year of seventeen hundred and
      sixty three Between Ignatius Wheeler of Baltimore County in
      Maryland planter and Elizabeth his Wife of the first part
      William Thomas of Prince George's County in Maryland Gentleman
      of the second part and John Rogers of Annapolis of the third part
      Witnesseth that the said Ignatius Wheeler and Elizabeth his Wife
      for and in consideration of the sum of six hundred pounds sterling
      Money of Great Britain to them in hand paid by the said William Thomas
      at or before the sealing and delivery of these Presents the receipt whereof
      is hereby acknowledged and for the Docking barring and Extinguishing
      all Estates Tail and all Reversions and remainders thereupon expectant
      or depending of and in the Land Hereditaments and Tenements
      herein after mentioned they the said Ignatius Wheeler and Elizabeth
      his Wife (by and with the advice and consent of the said John Rogers
      testifyed by his being a party to and his sealing and Executing these
      presents (Have and each of them Hath granted bargained
      sold aliened released and confirmed and by these presents Do
      and each of the Doth grant bargain sell alien release and
      Confirm unto him the said William Thomas (in his actual
      possession now being by Virtue of a Bargain and sale to him
      thereof made by him the said Ignatius Wheeler bearing date
      the day next before the day of the date of these presents for one whole
      Year commencing from the day next before the day of the date
      thereof and by force of the statute for Transferring Uses into possession
      his Heirs and Assigns All that Tract or Parcel of Land lying and
      being in Ccil County called Yorkshire containing six hundred
      and seventy five acres Together with all Edifices Buildings
      Gardens Orchards Ways Water Water Courses Commodities
      Priviledges Improvements Emoluments Advantages and
      Appurtenances Whatsoever to the same Tract of Land or any
      part thereof belonging or appurtaining And the Reversion
      and Reversions remainder and Remainders Rents Issues and Profits
      thereof and of every part and parcel thereof And also all the Estate
      Right Title Interest Use Trust Property Claim and Demand whatsoever
      of them the said Ignatius Wheeler and Elizabeth his Wife of in to or out of
      the said Tract or Parcel of Land and of into and out of every part and
      parcel thereof To have and To hold the said Tract or Parcel of Land
      and Premisses and every part and parcel thereof with the appurtenances
      to him the said William Thomas his Heirs and assigns To the intent
      and meaning & purpose that the said William Thomas may be and
      become perfect Tenant of the Freehold and Inheritance of the said premisses
      that a Common Recovery may be had and suffered against him in
      such Manner as is hereby aftermentioned And for that purpose it is
      hereby Covenanted Granted and agreed by and between all the said parties
      to these presents that before the end of the next April provin.l Court
      one or more Writ or Writs of Entry sur Disseisin en le post
      at the cost and charges of him the said William Thomas shall and
      may be brought and prosecuted against him the said William Thomas in the
      Name of him the said John Rogers as Plaintiff or Demandant therein of and
      for the aforesaid Tract or parcel of Land and premisses with the appurtenances
      by such Name or Names quantity Quality Number or Content of Acres or other
      Certainties or discriptions as shall be apt and convenient in that Behalf
      To which Writ or Writs the said William Thomas shall appear Gratis in his
      proper person or by his attorney or attornies lawfully authorized and shall and
      vouch to Warrant the premisses the s.d Ignatius Wheeler & Eliz.a his Wife who shall likewise appear gratis in their proper persons
      or by attorney or attornies lawfully authorized and shall and
      will enter into the said Warranty and vouch over to Warrant the same premisses
      the Common Vouchee who shall thereupon appear and enter into the said Warranty
      and after imparlance make default and such further and other proceedings shall
      be therein so that one or more good and perfect common recoveries with double
      Voucher shall and may be had and suffered perfected and Executed in all things
      according to the usual Form of common recoveries with double vouchers
      for the assurance of Land in such case used and accustomed (and it is
      hereby further Covenanted Concluded Granted declared and fully agreed
      by and between all the said parties to these presents that from & after
      the suffering and perfecting the said recovery or recoveries as well these presents
      and the assurance hereby made as also the Common Recovery or Recoveries
      so as aforesaid or in any other Manner to be had suffered and perfected shall
      be and enure and shall be adjudged construed Deemed and taken and are
      and were meant and intended and are hereby declared to be and enure to the
      recoverer or Recoverors in the said Recovery or Recoveries named or to be named
      and he and they and his and their Heirs shall stand & be seized of the Tract or
      parcel of Land aforesaid and premisses and every part and parcel thereof
      to and for the only proper use and Behoofe of him the said William Thomas
      his Heirs and assigns for ever and to and for or other Use Intent or
      purpose whatsoever And the aforesaid Ignatius Wheeler
      and Elizabeth his Wife for themselves and each of them and their and
      each of their Heirs jointly and severally do Covenant promise Grant
      and agree to and with the said William Thomas his Heirs and assigns
      by these presents that they the said Ignatius Wheeler and Elizabeth
      his Wife and each of them and their and each of their heirs sall and
      will for ever hereafter Warrant and defend the aforesaid Tract of Land
      and premisses and every part and parcel thereof with the appurtenances
      unto him the said William Thomas his heirs and assigns from & against
      them the said Ignatius Wheeler and Elizabeth his Wife and each of them
      and their and each of their Heirs and from and against all and all Maner
      of persons or persons whatsoever claiming or who hereafter shall or
      may claim by from or under them the said Ignatius Wheeler and
      Elizabeth his Wife or either of them In Witness whereof the said
      parties to these presents have hereunto interchangeably set their
      hands and affixed their seals the day and ^first^ year above written
      Signed Sealed & delivered
      in the presence of us Geo Steuart and James Christie
      Ignatius Wheeler (s) Eliz.a Wheeler (s) Will.m Thomas (s) J Rogers (s)

      On the Back of the aforegoind Deed was thus Written Viz

      Received on the day and Year first within written of and from the
      within named William Thomas the sum of six hundred Pounds
      Sterling Money of Great Britain, being the Consideration Money
      within Mentioned to be by him paid to us I say received by
      Witness Ignatius Wheeler
      George Steuart Elizab.a Wheeler
      James Christie

      On the Back of the aforegoing Deed was written as follows Viz Received of William Thomas Esquire
      One Pound seven shillings sterling for his Lordship's use being the Alienation Fine on the within six hundred and
      Twenty five Acres of Land due to the Lord Baltimore (by Virtue of a Commission from Edward Loyd Esq.r his said Lordship's
      Agent and receiver General Benj.a Beall
      On the Twenty second day of March 1763 Came before me
      the subscriber one of his Lordships Provincial Justices the within named
      Ignatius Wheeler and Elizabeth his Wife, William Thomas and John Rogers
      and did severally acknowledge the within Instrument of Writing to be their
      respective act and Deed to and for the Uses Intents and Purposes within
      mentioned and the Land and Premisses therein Mentioned to be the Right
      and Estate of the said William Thomas his Heirs and assigns for ever
      according to the true intent and meaning of the same Deed And at the
      same Time the aforesaid Elizabeth being Examined by us privately
      out of the hearing of her said Husband did declare that she freely
      Executed the within Writing and made her said acknowledgment thereof
      as above wittingly and freely and without being induced thereto by fears
      or threats of or Ill Usage by her said Husband or fear of his Displeasure
      acknowledged and declared respectively as above before
      Geo Steuart
      Recorded the 21.st day of April 1763
      ===
      Prince George's County, Maryland Land Records 1763-1767; Liber TT {Abstract by Mike Marshall}; Page 46. At the request of Dr. Richard Smith the following Deed was recorded July 1, 1763
      Indenture made July 1, 1763; William Thomas of PGCo in consideration of 400 pounds sterling paid by Richard Smith of Anne Arundel County, Maryland has sold in fee simple by these presents all that tract lying in PGCo being part of a tract called "Essington" containing 200 acres the now dwelling plantation of William Thomas and beginning at a bounded red oak of Capt. John Murdock's land standing on the south side of White Marsh and bounded by Hugh Abraham's land. Signed William Thomas in the presence of Charles Diggs, John Hepburn and acknowledged before John Hepburn and at the same time Mary Thomas wife of William Thomas relinquished her right of dower