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

Thomas Harper

Male Bef 1655 - 1710  (> 55 years)


Personal Information    |    Notes    |    All    |    PDF

  • Name Thomas Harper 
    Born Bef 1655  South Farnham Parish, Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 10 Mar 1709/10  South Farnham Parish, Essex County, Virginia - probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I025241  Tree1
    Last Modified 22 Sep 2020 

    Father Thomas Harper,   b. 10 Feb 1617/18, Leeds, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Apr 1684, South Farnham Parish, Old Rappahannock County, Virginia - probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years) 
    Mother Mary MNU Harper,   b. Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Apr 1710, South Farnham Parish, Essex County, Virginia - probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 20 Jan 1629/30  Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F15540  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary MNU Harper,   d. Between 1710 and 1724, South Farnham Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Aft 1698  South Farnham Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Solomon Harper,   b. Aft 1698, South Farnham Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1724, South Farnham Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 26 years)
     2. Thomas Harper,   b. Aft 1698, South Farnham Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1724, South Farnham Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 26 years)
     3. Mary Harper,   b. Aft 1698, South Farnham Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1725, North Farnham Parish, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 27 years)
    Last Modified 22 Sep 2020 
    Family ID F15539  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • ===
      1707-1711 Essex County, Virginia Deed & Will Book 13; [John Frederick Dorman]; Page 296-97.
      Will of Thos. Harper of Essex County, dated 17 Jan. 1709.
      Unto my loving wife Mary Harper the plantation whereon I now live with a hundred acres of land dureing her life with the third part of all my personall estate.
      Unto my son Thomas Harper 100 acres adjacent to my plantation and in the same tract whereon I now live.
      To my son Soloman Harper 144 acres in Essex County adjacent to the land of William Cocks, being part of a tract of 244 acres
      To my daughter Mary Harper 100 acres being the other part of the aforesaid 244 acres.
      All the other part of my personall estate equally divided between my three children Soloman, Thos. and Mary Harper.
      My loving wife Mary Harper executrix.
      Thomas Harper
      Wit: Jno. Pickett, Hen. (HB) Boughan, Willm. (C) Cox.
      10 March 1709/10. Proved by Henry Boughan and William Cox.
      Page 297. 10 March 1709/10. Bond of Mary Harper as executrix of Thomas Harper. Unto James Boughan of Essex County, Gent., in behalf of the Court. For &200 sterling. Securities, Wm. Cox and John Harper. Mary (X) Harper
      Wm. (C) Cox
      John Harper
      Wit: Ja. Alderson, Abr. Ayrton.
      10 March 1709/10. Acknowledged.

      ===
      Wills of Old Rappahannock County, Virginia [William Montgomery Sweeny]
      4 December, 1683; 2 April, 1684.
      HARPER, THOMAS, of the County of Rappa in the Parish of ffarnham.
      All my debts being honestly satisfied & paid then it is my desire that my welbeloved wife Mary Harper and Jno Harper my eldest son be Joyntly Executors. of all my personall estate moveable & Immoveable & furthermore it is my desire that all my land be Equally Devided between my three sonns Jno., Solomon and Thomas Harper Then my desire is that my wife and other son Jno. Harper be posest with the aforesaid Land untill my two youngest sons doe Come to age Provided my wife should Marry any such pson who may by his prodigallyty wast Consume & destroy ye aforesaid Land then my son Jno. Harper to take it into his Custody untill they Come to age furthermore I doe bequeath unto my son Jno. Harper one servant boy named Wm. Cassaulough And one gun.
      Wit. HENRY WATKINS, JNo. BONNER, JOHN X STEWART.
      Page 22.
      ===
      1702-1704 Essex County, Virginia Deed & Will Book 11; [Virginia Colonial Abstracts Vol 29, Beverley Fleet]; Page 19
      Deed. 9 July 1703. Mary Lake relict of Wm Lake deed of Essex ( this name also appears as Leak and Leake) in the deed ) sells John Harper, planter of Essex ( for consideration paid but more especially for said John Harper making over deed for 300 acres to Tho. Harper of Essex ) 471 acres on the head of Piscataway Creek, a part thereof 114 acres formerly granted to said Wm. Lake 21 October 1687 and adjoining Jas Boughan's land, Clay Patch Branch, the plantation of the Widdow Boughan, Mr. Samuel Parry's land, the land of John Jones, etc. Another parcel of the land, 150 acres was formerly sold by James Boughan of Essex Co. decd to Thomas Troath decd and escheated by the said Wm Leak. And another parcel being 103 1/2 acres was formerly purchased by Thomas Harper of Essex Co. decd from Francis Browne of said County decd, and by Harper sold to Tho: Lydall of said County decd, and by said Wm Leak escheated as by inquest-taken by and before Mr. Isaac Alderson, Escheater, the 18 August 1685.
      Another part being 103 1/2 acres being the other-moiety of the 207 acres purchased by the said Tho Harper of the said Francis Browne and was purchased by said Wm Lake from John Jones.
      All of which makes up 471 acres, which by will of Wm Leake was given to Mary Leake the extrx and relict.
      Wit: Signed Mary Lake
      Tho: Edmondson
      Salvator Muscoe
      James Boughan Junr. Rec. 10 July 1703
      ===
      1702-1704 Essex County, Virginia Deed & Will Book 11; [Virginia Colonial Abstracts Vol 29, Beverley Fleet]; Page 22
      Deed. 9 July 1703. John Harper of Essex, planter, sells to Thomas Harper of said Co., for 8000 lb Tobo, 300 acres in Essex on branches of Piscataway Creek, part of 1000 acres granted 8 Oct 1672 to James Boughan and The. Harper both deceased. The 300 acres adjoins the bridge swamp, Allexander Denham's line, etc.
      Wit: Signed John Harper
      Tho Edmondson
      James Boughan junr
      Salvator Musooe
      Rec. 10 July 1703
      ===
      1702-1704 Essex County, Virginia Deed & Will Book 11; [Virginia Colonial Abstracts Vol 29, Beverley Fleet]; Page 95
      Deed. 10 Sept 1703. Thomas Harper of So. Farnham parish, planter, and Mary his wife sell Thos. Burnet Senr, for 2500 lb tobo, 100 acres in So. F. par. being part of a parcel of 1000 acres of land formerly granted by Sir William Berkley knt., then Governor, to James Boughan and Thomas Harper. The land on Piscataway Poroson and adjoins the mouth of the bridge swamp, a corner of Wm Cocks [Cox] land, the main Poroson.
      Wit: Signed Thomas Harper
      Edward x Hutings Mary x Harper
      James Boughan Rec. 11 Sept 1703
      ===
      1704-1707 Essex County, Virginia Deed & Will Book 12, Part 2; [John Frederick Dorman]; Page 319-321
      9-10 Oct. 1706. William Tomlin, James Boughan and Edward Gouldman of Essex County to John Harper and Thomas Harper of same. Lease and release; for 3000 pounds of tobacco. 550 acres, granted them by patent May 1705 in South Farnham Parish and formerly granted unto Thomas Harper 22 Sept. 1682
      and by him deserted... Wm. Tomlin -
      James. Boughan
      Edw Gouldman
      10 Dec. 1706 by Wm. Tomlin, James Boughan and Edward, Gouldman.

      ===
      ===
      Contributed by: James Hughes

      URL: http://home.inu dot net/sadie/greeningearlyrecords.htm
      URL title: GREENING CROSSROADS
      Note:
      Will of Thomas Harper, King Geo. Co-1733- wife Margaret, dtr Mildred, dtr Mary, Sons Thomas, George, Daniel, John, Samuel Harper.
      Wts: Joshua Farguson, John Piper, Geo. Parsons

      Will of Margaret Harper, Wid of Thomas Harper, Mar. 13, 1743 King George Co
      Son: John Piper
      Sons: Thomas, George, Samuel Harper
      Wts: Joshua Farguson, Cha. Ewell, Mary X Jean alias Harper

      Name: Jame Hughes
      Wills of Westmoreland County, Virginia , Page 42
      Note:
      PIPER, JOHN, 25 June 1707. Inventory mentions that Thomas Harper had married the relic of John Piper.
      ===
      Contributed by: James Hughes
      Wills of Westmoreland County, Virginia , Page 45
      Note:
      HARPER, WILLIAM, 14 July 1709; 28 September 1709. Colonel Allerton; to cousins William and Thomas Harper all land and personal estate, my iron bound case and cabinet.
      ===
      James Hughes 2005-12-23 15:00:25
      Historical and Genealogical Notes; Wm. and Mary Qrtly., Vol. 3, No. 4, 1895

      HARPER. - III., p. 204. William Harper, son and heir of William Harper, was living in Sittenborne Parish, Essex county, in 1699. Will of Solomon Harper mentions brother, Thomas Harper, and William and John Harper, sons of brother John, proved in 1699. John Harper and Lydia, his wife, grant in 1699 to Mrs. Sarah Nicholls land (formerly pantented by Thomas Harper). - Essex County Records. John Harper was a linen draper in Bristol, England, in 1671. - Isle of Wight County Records. William Harper died in York county March 24, 1734. -
      Bruton Register.

      ===
      Contributed by: James Hughes

      URL: http://www.combs-families.org/combs/records/va/king_george/underwoods_mill .htm
      URL title: The History of Underwood's (Foxhall, Bristol Ironworks) Millof King George/Westmoreland/Old Rappa Counties, Virginia
      Note:
      March 12, 1741 - August 6, 1742 (King George County, Va., DB 2:429-431) Whereas Lyonal LYDE Esqr., Jere. INNIS, Thomas lONGMAN, Edward COOPER, Samuel JACOB, Samuel DYKE in or near the City of Bristol & the Honble. John TAYLOE Esqr. in Richmond County Colony of Virginia and other Partners some of whom are dead stand Seis'd of Parcels of lands bought of Rich'd. TUTT, John UNDERWOOD, Benjamin JOHNSON and Daniel UNDERWOOD situate in King George County on Rappahannock River computed in the whole 440 acres being part of William UNDERWOOD'S Patent .. on which lands the Co Partners have Erected one Iron Furnace, a Grist Mill, Coal House, Stables and Divers other Houses .. and the sd Company have come to a Resolution to Dispose of all .. have by a Power of Attorney bearing date in City of Bristol 13th May 1741 .. proved in Court of King & Queen County 8th September year aforesaid .. authorizing their Partner and Agent John TAYLOE Esqr. to convey the sd Estate to any Purchasers .. This I!
      ndenture Witnesseth .. 12th March 1741 between John TAYLOE .. and authority given him by other partner of one part and Ralph FALKNER & Edward NEAL in the Province of Maryland, John TRIPLETT, Charles EWELL and Nathaniel CHAPMAN of the Colony of Virginia .. in consideration of 25 Sterling money of great Brittain .. hath granted all those Tracts formerly bought by the Iron Mine Company of Bristol . . & their Agents. . . For Self & Company John TAYLOE. Wits: James RALLINGS, Owen CAMPBELL, Thomas (X) DUE, Thomas HARPER, William BALLENDINE. At a court held 6th August 1742 .. Deed of Feeofment together with Livery & Seizen recorded.

      ("Deed Abstracts of King George County, Virginia, 1735-1752," Ruth and Sam Sparacio)

      ===
      Contributed by: James Hughes

      Note:
      URL (Click on link) http://lvaimage.lib.va.us/cgi-bin/GetLONN.pl?first=326&last=&g_p=P7&collec tion=LO Patent
      Title Johnson, Richard, Col.
      Publication 20 September 1683.
      Gen. note Formerly granted to James Baughan Feb 27, 1665/6
      Other Format Available on microfilm. Virginia State Land Office. Patents 1-42, reels 1-41.
      Related See also the following surname(s): Johnston, Jonson.
      Note Location: Rappahannock County (extinct).
      Description: 150 acres upon the main swamp of Piscataway Creek. Adjoining the land of Thomas Harper and Robert Clements. .
      Source: Land Office Patents No. 7, 1679-1689 (v.1 & 2 p.1-719), p. 326 (Reel 7).

Research Links  Find Thomas Harper at the following sites -

Ancestry records for Thomas Harper