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

Thomas Lomax

Male 1630 - 1682  (51 years)


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  • Name Thomas Lomax  [1
    Born 24 Jun 1630  Newcastle Upon Tyne, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 11 Jan 1681/82  Charles County, Maryland - Admr Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I019475  Tree1
    Last Modified 25 Jun 2019 

    Father Ralph Lomax,   b. 1600, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Aug 1649, Newcastle Upon Tyne, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 49 years) 
    Mother Susanna Clough,   d. Aft 1669, Newcastle Upon Tyne, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 8 Jul 1619  Newcastle Upon Tyne, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F05877  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=jblomax27&id=I00 008

      Thomas was apprenticed to Robert Lawson, May 29, 1646, and on December 15,1647, was 'set over to Robert Johnson' to finish his time.
      A note in the book of the Merchant Adventurers' Company (of Newcastle, England) informs us that he 'departed out of his master's service.'
      His apprenticeship probably was completed in 1651 or 1653. No further record of his time in England has been found.
      By 13 Jan. 1657 Thomas was in Maryland where he gave a deposition regarding the estate of John Slingsby. He appears again 2 Oct. 1658
      in the case of Cornewalleys v. Wattson. In the first deposition his age is given as 27 years and in the second as 28 years. In "People of Early Charles County", he is described as a gentleman. Thomas was a backer of Josias Fendall, who seized the government in 1658, and during the Fendall experiment he was clerk of the court from January 1659/60 to November 1660. He was residing at Capt. Josias Fendall's house when he listed his age as 30 on a deposition date 18 February 1660. In the Provincial Court Proceedings for 1661, Thomas Lomax is among a group of men charged with acting "mutinously and seditiously" for trying to free Fendall and John Hatch while they were under arrest for sedition. They were tried and found not guilty.
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      Charles County Circuit Court, Liber A; 19 Jun 1658, Page 10
      Margaret Pearce demands warrant against Thomas Lomax in action of case
      Thomas Lomax demands warrant against Mr. Edward Parker
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      Charles County Circuit Court, Liber A; 20 Aug 1658, Page 16 - 17
      Mr. Thomas Lomax, Plt.; Mr. Edward Paker, Def.; for satisfaction of bargain for teaching defendant's son his book for a year; defendant proving the bargain made void through plaintiffs negligence and not default of defendant;

      Mr. Thomas Lomax, Plt.; Mr. Robert Hendly, Def.; bargain made between them for teaching the defendant's son-in-law his book; defendant proving the bargain to be made void due to plaintiffs negligence; plaintiff non-suited and to pay charges
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      Charles County Circuit Court, Liber A; 20 Aug 1658, Page 18
      Richard Watson, Plt.; Margaret Pearce, Def.; plaintiff demands satisfaction for being defamed; unable to prove cause Of action; Thomas Lomax swore to suspicion of some uncivil action to have been offered to plaintiff, court orders plaintiff non-suited and to pay charges
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      Charles County Circuit Court, Liber A; 20 Aug 1658, Page 19
      Margaret Pearce, Plt.; Mr. Thomas Lomax, Def.; plaintiff not making cause of action demands non-suit; granted; plaintiff to pay costs and charges
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      Charles County Circuit Court, Liber A; 23 Nov 1658, Page 28
      Edward Bowles demands warrant against William Robisson in action of case; subpoena to warn Daniell Johnson and Thomas Lomax

      === Contributed by Ralph D. Smith

      Jan. 25, 1657/8 - William Empson, aged 35, deposed .... [mentions Margaret, William Marshall's maid.] Thomas Lomax, age 27, deposed on 22 Jan. 1657 that on 13 Jan. 1657, John Slingsby at the now dwelling of William Marshall, said Slingsby desired to be maintained by said Marshall. John Dougles, age 21, deposed on 22 Jan. 1657 that on 13 Jan. 1657, John Slingsby at the now dwelling of his master William Marshall, said Slingsby desired to be maintained by said Marshall.
      Source: Skinner, V. L., Jr., "Abstracts of the Proprietary Records of the Provincial Court of Maryland, 1637-1658," p. 204.

      Jan. 11, 1681/2-Mar. 14, 1681/2 - Richard Hobard vs. Cleborne Lomax admr. of Thomas Lomax deceased. (Charles Co., Md. Circuit Court, Liber I, p. 249.)
      Comment: This record shows that Thomas is already dead.
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      Charles County Circuit Court, Liber A; 12 May 1659, Page 57 - 58
      Mr. George Thompson, Plt.; William Robisson, Def.; petitioner claims to be much defamed by William Robisson, carpenter of Portobacco; request deposition of Thomas Lomax, Thomas Baker and John Wheeler
      Mr. Thomas Lomaxs deposition mentions Mr. Addames;
      Thomas Bakers swore he heard William Robisson say it was a false order
      John Wheeler's deposition mentions Mr. Hatch, Mr. Thompson, and Mr. Addames; defendant ordered to ask forgiveness and pay court costs
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      Charles County Circuit Court, Liber A; 12 May 1659, Page 59
      Richard Row, Plt.; Samuel Parker, Def., per atty. Thomas Lomax; defendant to pay 300# and court cost to plaintiff Court Adjourned
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      Charles County Circuit Court, Liber A; 14 Sep 1659, Page 64 - 65
      Richard Trew, boatwright, appoints Thomas Lomax as his attorney; 14 Sep 1659; /s/ Richard Trew (mark); wit. Thomas Jackson, Andrew Watson (mark)

      Mr. Arthur TURNER by atty. Richard Gray (sic), Plt.; Richard Trew by his atty. Thomas Lomax, Def.; plaintiff unable to prove any cause of action; non,suited, Trew to pay damages
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      Charles County Circuit Court, Liber A; 14 Nov 1659, Page 69 - 70
      Thomas Michel request oaths of Mr. Thomas Lomax and Elisabeth Atwicks concerning abuse of his wife by Mr. Hatche; Thomas Lomax swore that Mrs. Hatche thought goodie Michel bewitched her face

      Elisabeth Atwicks swore essentially same
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      Charles County Circuit Court, Liber A; 14 Jan 1660, Page 78 - 79
      Richard Trew, Plt.; Walter Ges, Def.; Thomas Lomax, Gent.,atty. for Trew produced bill confirming debt to Richard Trew, boatwright, for 2000# of tobacco and cask

      Thomas Michell, Thomas Lomax; defendant produces account of debts Richard Trew owes him witch mentions Arthur TURNER, Samuell Harris and his wife, William Allin and Elisabeth Atwicks; court orders Trew to pay 193# this year and 193# in 1660
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      Charles County Circuit Court, Liber A; 14 Jan 1660, Page 81
      Mr. Nathaniell Burrows, Plt.; Humpherie Atwicks, Def.; debt of 2936# of tobacco; judgment confessed by Thomas Lomax, atty. for defendant

      Entered 3 Jun 1658 [Thomas Lomax, clerk] [listing of hog & cattle markings]
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      Charles County Circuit Court, Liber A; 6 June 1660, Page 87
      Hugh Oneall and Thomas Jervis desire the following bill of sale be recorded: Edward Philpot sold a parcel of land to Hugh Oneall and Thomas Jervis and binds himself for 3000# of tobacco; 18 Jan 1657; bounded by Thomas White's land; /s/ Edward Philpot; wit. James Walker; acknowledged by Philpot in open court before Thomas Lomax, clerk
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      Charles County Circuit Court, Liber A; 6 June 1660, Page 87
      William Empson records bill of sale: William Marshall sold unto William Empson 2 cows and a yearling heifer, 16 Jul 1658; /s/ William Marshall (mark); wit. Tho. Lomax, John Douglas
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      Charles County Circuit Court, Liber A; 4 Sep 1660, Page 97
      Capt. John Jenkins demands subpoena for William Hall and Thomas Lomax to testify in case between him and William Heard
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      Charles County Circuit Court, Liber A; 12 Jan 1661, Page 120
      Mrs. Jane Clarke demands warrant against Mr. Thomas Lomax and Humphrey Attwicks; debt
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      Charles County Circuit Court, Liber A; 24 Sep 1661, Page 154 - 155 - 156
      Mrs. Mary Vanderdunke, Plt.; Mr. Thomas Lomax, atty. of Capt. Josias Fendall, Def.; Capt. Fendall sent a servant man to her house with an injured leg and a carpenter and another man with a canker in his mouth which she cured and was denied payment

      Capt. Fendall appoints Thomas Lomax as his atty.; 24 Sep 1661; /S/ Josias Fendall; wit. Henry Jaques (mark), Christopher Russell; defendant appeals to Provisional Court; plaintiff produces a note send by Fendall dated 4 Jul 1661 asking her to treat his servant; James Walker, age ca 40 years, swears plaintiff did treat the servant and took good care of him; Richard Morrice, age ca 24 years, said he was at Mr. Vanderdunkes when Capt. Fendall desired to have his man Hennery home and deponent was asked to notice the condition of the leg; Thomas Crakson, age ca 22 years, swore that when Capt. Fendall sent the man to Mrs. Vanderdunkes the leg was in very bad condition; mentions Mr. Gerrard; Defendant appealing to Provincial Court; granted
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      Charles County Circuit Court, Liber A; 22 Apr 1662, Page 207 - 208
      George Short appoints Mr. Thomas Lomax as his attorney dated 13 Mar 1661; /s/ George Short; wit. John Hatton, John Mowld

      Petition of George Shorte: Mr. Francis Doughty, Minister, stands indebted for 450# of tobacco and cask; said Doughty "having absented himself and not being resident of this Province"; petitioner requests attachment; bill of Francis Doughty to George Short for 800# of tobacco to be paid at Piccawaxon or Potomac 10 Nov next; dated 21 Jun 1660; /s/ Fr. Doughty; wit. Raphell Haywood, Alexander Eaton; endorsement on back for 400# of tobacco received; /s/ Richard Richard; further endorsed Mr. Riches, atty. for Doughty, to be paid 50# of tobacco; no one appearing to defend Doughty, court ordered attachment for 600# of tobacco plus court and sheriffs fees
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      Charles County Circuit Court, Liber A; 8 Jul 1662, Page 222
      Petition of Thomas [Lomax], atty. of George Short; at the last court he obtained attachment for 600# of tobacco due him from Mr. Francis Doughty which he delivered to Mr. James Lindsey; Enock Doughty produced letter appointing him attorney for his father, Francis Doughty, minister of Rapahannock County, Virginia; 4 Jun 1662; /s/ Francis Doughty; wit. John Washington, Arthur TURNER, Samuell Eton
      ===
      Charles County Circuit Court, Liber A; 8 Jul 1662, Page 223 - 224
      Hugh ONeale, Plt.; William Heard, Def.; Plaintiff admn. to Samuel Parker in action of case for 1000# of tobacco;
      Daniell Johnson swore that in 1660 Samuel Parker said he had a heifer in the hills which he would willingly give Mrs. Vanderduncke now wife of ONeale for the care she gave him;
      Ane Ges swore that Joane Parker thought Mrs. ONeale poisoned her with a portion of something in a pot;
      Thomas Lomax, Enoch Doughty, Mrs. Oneale made swom statements regarding the bill for treatment of Joane Parker; mentions Mr. Handly's 30 foot tobacco house;
      William Heard and John Waltom also made sworn statements;
      Oneale ordered to be non-suited and to pay court costs
      ===
      Charles County Circuit Court, Liber A; 6 Sep 1662, Page 239
      William Smoot appoints Thomas Lomax as his attorney 29 Sep 1662; /s/ William Smoote (mark); wit. Josias Fendall, John Black (mark)
      ===
      Charles County Circuit Court, Liber A; 6 Sep 1662, Page 241
      Thomas Lomax demands warrant against Henry Francom; subpoena Thomas Williams and William Ges; 30 Sep 1662
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      Charles County Circuit Court, Liber A; 1 Oct 1662, Page 244 - 245
      Richard Watson, Plt.; John Mauris, Def.; from court of 8 Jul 1662; Capt. Josias Fendall appointed atty.; 27 Sep 1662; /s/ John Morris (mark); wit. Thomas Lomax; regarding case 379 dated 4 Jul 1661; defendant causes a non-suit; plaintiff to pay court costs

      Richard Watson, Plt.; John Morris, Def.; reference of action of court 8 Jul 1662;
      mentions defendanes wife; Court ordered plaintiff non-suited and to pay court costs; John Morris makes oath he will pay for one aforementioned heifer as a voluntary act and deed of charity
      ===
      Charles County Circuit Court, Liber A; 4 Nov 1662, Page 259 - 260
      Mrs. Margerie Batten, relict of Capt. Williarn Battin, merchant, lately deceased appoints Capt. Josias Fendall, Gent. as her attorney /s/ Margery Battin (mark); wit. George Newman, Thomas Lomax, Edmond Pinson, Josias Fendall, Gent., appoints Thomas Lomax as his attorney; dated 18 Nov 1662; /s/Josias Fendall; wit. John Legat, Edmond Pinson

      Received 11 Dec 1661 of Richard Dodd one hogshead of tobacco for the use of Capt. Batten; /s/ Fran. Batchelor
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      Charles County Circuit Court, Liber B, 28 Jul 1663, Page 134 - 135
      Mr. Arthur Turner, Plt.; James Boulin by his atty. Capt. Josias Fendall, Def.; referred till tomorrow morning; defendant requests oaths be given; Thomas Lomax swore that George Thompson bought 2 sow pigs of Humphery Atwicks to be delivered to James Smalwood, servant of Capt. Fendall; James and another boy came on the Sunday night and this deponent saw Humphrey deliver them; the next night the pigs came home with the sow; Humphery Atwickes swore that he sold 2 pigs to Mr. George Thompson which he gave to Capt. Fendall's servant, James Smalwood and that he saw the pigs and they were marked with Mr. Arthur Turner's mark; James Smalwood swore that Mr. George Thompson gave this deponent 2 pigs which Humphery Atwickes was to deliver to him; he brought them a way and they ran away again on Monday night and returned to Humphery's house; Mr. Humphery Warren swore that in the year 1661 before December that he had a hogshead of tobacco received of Mr. Arthur Turner; about the 6th or 7th of December and the tobacco was gone
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      Charles County Circuit Court, Liber B, 13 Oct 1663, Page 182 - 183 - 184
      Patent to William Marshall of 200 acres due by assignment from Thomas Peitie and 200 acres due by assignment from Mrs. Katherine Holden, widow, and 100 acres due by assignment from Walter Coterall ... the said William Marshall given a parcel of land on the Wicokomeco River for 500 acres
      20 Mar 1650; /s/ William Stone Endorsed on the back: William Marshall assigns his rights in the above patent to Walter Beane; 29 Sep 1660; /s/ William Marshall (mark); wit. John Duglas, Thomas Lomax; acknowledged by William Marshall and his wife in open court
      Patent to William Marshall of a parcel of 100 acres located on the west side of the Wicokomeco River, bounded by the great marsh
      4 Feb 1653; /s/ William Stone Endorsed on back: William Marshall assigns his rights in above patent to Walter Beane; dated 29 Sep 1660; /s/ William Marshall (mark); wit. John Duglas, Tho. Lomax; acknowledged in open court by William Marshall and his wife
      ===
      Charles County Circuit Court, Liber B, 12 Jul 1664, Page 314
      Thomas Lomax in behalf of Mr. Weekes presents servant named Tho. Browne; judged to be 20 years old
      ===
      Charles County Circuit Court Liber D, Page 14
      26 Apr 1668; Conveyance from Hugh Thomas, planter, to Thomas Lomax, merchant of St. Mary's Co.; for 3,500# of tobacco; half of a 600 acre parcel of land on the west side of the main fresh of Wicomico River call Rich Hill; patent granted Thomas 19 Apr 1666; /s/ Hugh Thomas (mark); wit. Rich. Mortice (mark), Tho. Hopper (mark)
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      Charles County Circuit Court Liber E, Page 77-1/2
      16 Jun 1672; Indenture from Elizabeth Emanson to Francis Wine, cooper; for 14,000# of tobacco; a parcel of land called Glover's Point on the easternmost branch of Avon River; laid out for 200 acres; /s/ Hit. Emanson; wit. Phil Lynes,Tho. Lomax
      ===
      Charles County Circuit Court Liber E, Page 105
      4 May 1673; Indenture from John Cassock, planter, to John Lemaire, surgeon; for 14,000# tobacco; called Cassock's Lopp; laid out for 100 acres; patented to John Cassock 10 Oct in the 37th year of the dominion of Cecillius; another parcel called Lamaire's Purchase adjoining the afsd. containing 100 acres; /s/ John Cassock; wit. Henry Bedford, Tho. Lomax, Anthony Bradbree
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      Charles County Circuit Court Liber E, Page 108
      9 Jun 1673; Indenture from Henry Bonner to Joseph Horton; for a considerable sum of tobacco; a parcel of land called Nonesuch; laid out for 50 acres now in possession of Bonner; bounded by John Coates, Thomas Lomax and Zachia Swamp; /s/ Henery Bonner; wit. John Kimbrow, John Lambare
      ===
      Charles County Circuit Court Liber F, Page 18
      25 Oct 1673; Division of land between Hugh Thomas and Thomas Lomax; a parcel at the head of Wicomico River; south end to Hugh Thomas and the north end to Thomas Lomax; Thomas to pay Lomax 1,700# of tobacco; a parcel of Thomas' land leased to Meverell Hulse and a parcel of Lomax's part leased to Josh Posey; /s/ William Barton, John Contee, Alexander Smith (mark), John Posey (mark)
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      Charles County Circuit Court Liber F, Page 138, 13 Sep 1675;
      Indenture from John Lemaire, surgeon, to John Cassock; for 11,000# tobacco; a parcel called Cassock's Lop on the east side of Portobacco Creek; bounded by Henry Hawkins; containing 100 acres; another adjoining parcel called Lemaire's Purchase; laid out for 100 acres; /s/ John Lemaire; wit. Thomas Lomax, Samuell Dobson
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      Charles County Circuit Court Liber F, Page 181
      30 Dec 1669; Indenture from Thomas Lomax, merchant, to Meverell Hulse, planter; for 2,000# tobacco; a parcel of land on the west side of Wicomico River; part of a tract of 600 acres belonging to Thomas Lomax and Hugh Thomas; containing 100 acres; /s/ Thomas Lomax; wit. Clibome Lomax, Edward Wilder, Edward G. Sasmmon
      ===
      Charles County Circuit Court Liber G, Page 3
      9 Jan 1676; Deed of Gift from Thomas Lomax to his brother, Clebome Lomax; 100 acres being part of a tract of 600 acres called Rich Hills; located on the west side of the main fresh of Wicomico River; /s/ Tho. Lomax; wit. Tho. Hussey, Richard Edelen
      ===
      Charles County Circuit Court Liber H, Page 175;7 Jun 1679;
      Indenture from John Clement, tailor, to James Browne; for a sum of tobacco; half of a parcel of land called Pomphrett, adjoining land of Thomas Matthews and John Wheeler's land called Wheeler's Adventure; containing 150 acres; /s/ John Clement; wit. Thomas Lomax, William Standover (mark)
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      Charles County Circuit Court Liber H, Page 299
      20 Feb 1699; Indenture from William Langworth of St. Mary's County, Gent., son and heir of James Langworth, dec'd, to Rando. Hanson, Gent.; for 19,000# tobacco; a parcel of lard called St. John's on the north side of Piscataway River; containing 800 acres; formerly surveyed for John Jarboe 18 Nov 1658; /s/William Langworth; wit. Thomas Lomax, William Thomas
      ===
      Charles County Circuit Court Liber H, Page 320
      13 Aug 1678; Indenture from Francis Heydon, planter of St. Mary's County, and Thomasine his wife, to Thomas Tiskerell, tailor; grant to Heydon and John Allward dated I Sep 1670; called Partnernhip; laid out for 300 acres on the east side of Portobacco Fresh, 4 miles from the said fresh; bounded by Henry Moore; partition of land bearing date of 10 Mar 1673 between Allward and Heydon; /s/ Francis Heydon; wit. Thomas Lomax, Edmund Dennie
      ===
      Charles County Circuit Court Liber H, Page 334
      10 Aug 1680; Indenture from Thomas Gerrard, Gent., to Richard Robinson; for 4,000# tobacco; a tract of land called Combe's Purchase; on the west side of Wicomico main fresh adjoining land of John Coates; laid out for 150 acres; /s/ Tho. Gerard; wit. Tho. Lomax, Alexander Smith (mark), John Posey (mark)
      ===
      Charles County Circuit Court Liber I, Page 78
      8 Mar 1680; Indenture from Hugh French, planter, to Alexander Smith, planter; for 15,000# tobacco 1/2 of a parcel of land of 800 acres called Batchektts Harbour on the east side of Piscataway River about 2 miles from Piscataway Creek or Bog; /s/ Hugh French; wit. Tho. Lomax, Clebome Lomax

      ===
      Charles County Maryland Circuit Court Records, Liber H#2, Page 336
      7 May 1720; Recorded at request of John Maddocks, planter:
      20 Oct 1650; Grant to John Courts, planter for transporting Margaret his now wife and Joseph Letton his servant into the Province in 1649; land on the west side of Wicomico River adjoining Courts Marsh; laid out for 200 acres; wit. William Stone; 25 _ 1655 John Courts assigns to Richard Trew; /s/ John Courts; wit. John Hatch, James Lendsy; 30 May 1659 Richard Trew assigns to Walter Ges; /s/ Richard Trew (mark); wit. Tho. Michel, Tho. Lomax; 14 Sep 1659 Walter Ges assigns to John Hatch; /s/ Walter Ges (mark)
      ===
      Charles County Maryland Circuit Court Records, Liber H#2, Page 474
      17 Jan 1721; Recorded at request of William Hatton:
      18 Aug 1658; Patent from Lord Baltimore; John Luger, late principal secretary of the Province, transported diverse people into the colony; his son and heir, John Luger, assigns the rights to land to John Courts; a parcel on the east side of the Wicomico River bounding Court's Marsh, Court's Hollow; laid out for 200 acres; /s/ Josias Fendall; 24 Nov 1668 John Courts assigns title to Richard Trew; /s/ Jo ; wit. John Hatche, James Lindsy; 30 May 1669 Trew assigns to Walter Ges; wit. _Michel, Tho. Lomax; 14 Sep 1669 Ges assigns rights to John Hath; /s/ Walter Ges; recorded court of 14 Sep 1669
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      1642-1753 Rent Rolls Charles County MD Hundred - Port Tobacco: Rent Roll page/Sequence: 329-192: RICH HILL: 600 acres; Possession of - 300 Acres - Contee, John Col: 300 Acres - Lomax, Ralph: Surveyed (when the record sayth not) patent 19 April 1666 in the name of Hugh Thomas lying on the West side of the main fresh run at the head of Wicomico River at a bound oak by the run side.: Conveyance notes - 300 Acres - Mary Contee from Ralph Lomax; 3 March 1710, 300 Acres - Gustavus Brown from Philemon Hemsley; 2 Nov 1714, Alexander Smith Hawkins from Charles Courts; 25 Sept 1727,
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      Liber A, Page 103, folio 254; Charles County Circuit Court, Microfilm Cr 35,689, Court 4 Sept 1660. James Lee, planter of Avon River, sells to Henry Lilly, cooper of "Peckay Wakson," 250 acres of land; 22 Jan 1657; /s/ James Lee (mark); wit. Joseph Harrison, Thomas Milner (mark); James Lee acknowledged in open court 4 Sep 1660 before Thomas Lomax

  • Sources 
    1. [S044817] Lomax.
      Niel D. Thompson; English Origins of the Lomax Family of Charles County, MD; July 1969
      The American, Genealogist;

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