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

Thomas Arnold

Male 1648 - 1726  (78 years)

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  • Name Thomas Arnold 
    Born 1648  England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 6 May 1726  King George County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I028299  Tree1
    Last Modified 8 Jul 2020 

    Father Family Arnold 
    Mother Virginia Arnold 
    Family ID F17185  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Grace Doyle,   b. 1663, Old Rapahannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Mar 1731/32, King George County, Virginia - Admin Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years) 
    Married 1675  Hanover Parish, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
     1. Thomas Arnold,   b. Abt 1679, King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. James Arnold,   b. Abt 1682,   d. Bef 5 Apr 1728, King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 46 years)
     3. John Arnold,   b. Abt 1683, Old Rapahannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 May 1780, Hamilton Parish, Prince William County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 97 years)
     4. Isaac Arnold,   b. 1685, Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 May 1738, Hanover Parish, King George County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 53 years)
    Last Modified 8 Jul 2020 
    Family ID F17137  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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      KING GEORGE COUNTY VIRGINIA WILL BOOK A-1;1721-1752 {George Harrison Sanford King}; Pages 39
      December the 27th: 1725/6

      In the Name of God Amen. I Thomas Arnold of Hanover Parish in King George county in the 77th year of my age doth make this my last Will & Testament in manner & form as followeth.
      First I bequeath my Soul & Spirit into the hands of my heavenly Father, by whom of his Mercy & only ____ Grace through the death of my Savior Jesus Christ I entrust to be saved & redeemed to eternal rest. My ____ body I commit to the Earth to be buried at such rate as my Grace my wife, whom I appoint my Executrice wholly hereinafter named shall think fit.
      Item. I do give & bequeath unto my loving wife Grace Arnold my plantation & land so far as to the place where William Harrison's path makes into the side or edge of my plantation or ____ ground to her proper use & disposing during her natural life and from & after her decease my Will is that the said land hereby given to my Wife as aforesaid doth wholly belong to my son James Arnold & his heirs forever.
      Item. That after that part of land hereby given to my Wife & my Son James is by a strait course from the said Harrison's path westerly to Captn. Joseph Strother's line taken to them that the whole remaining part of my land immediately belong to my youngest son John Arnold & his heirs forever and being not indebted & giving the whole of my personal estate to my wife Grace as aforesaid and my Exekutors being ready to give such sekurity as King George County shall think fit.
      I wish that my Estate may not be appraised.
      Testes, Isaac Arnold
      James S. White
      Thomas Arnold

      At a court held for King George County on Friday the sixth day of May Anno Dom 1726.
      The last Will & Testament of Thomas Arnold deceased was presented into Court by Grace Arnold his widow & Exectrice who made oath thereto and the same being proved by the oath of Isaac Arnold one of the Witnesses thereto subscribed is admitted to Record.
      Copy Test, T. Turner, C. C.

      Arnold Family History and Genealogy
      Contributed by: James Hughes

      URL: http://www.retracing-our-family-legacy.com/notes_arnold_thomas.html
      URL title: Arnold Documentation
      Thomas Arnold was born around 1648 in England. He died around
      1726 in King George County, Virginia.. The English orgin of Thomas Arnold is unknown. He may be the Thomas Arnold imported by James Keys who was granted 200 acres 3 April 1678 on the north side of the Rappahannock River beginning near the mouth of Doegs Creek (Virginia Land Patent Bk 6 pg. 630 ). His actual arrival may well have been somewhat earlier since on 5 Feb. 1677/8 he appears as witness to a deed from ADAM WOFFENDALE and wife, HONORIA, of 200 acres to John Homes (Rappahannock Co. Va. Deeds and Wills 1677-1682 pg. 159).
      1679-1682 Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Will & Deed Book 6, Part II; [Antient Press]; Page 263
      BEE IT KNOWN unto all men by these prsents that I ADAM WOFENDALE of the County of Rappak: doe for myselfe my heires make over unto THOMAS ARNOLD of the said County his heires a parcell of land about Forty acres lying on South side of GINGOTEAK BRANCH binding on the line of SIMON MILLER, it being of a Devident of land that was taken up of the said ADAM WOFENDALE & JOHN PHILLIPS & doe warrant the said Land to said ARNOLD his heires and assignes forever. In Witness I have set my hand & Seale this 18th of April 1679 Signed sealed & Delivered in
      Recognitr in Cur Com Rappak: 3 die Martii 1679/80
      1679-1682 Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Will & Deed Book 6, Part II; [Antient Press]; Page 263
      KNOW ALL MEN by these prsents that I SYMON MILLER of Sittingburne Parish in the County of Rappak: have sold unto THOMAS ARNOLD of the said County Twenty acres of land & Further I the said SYMON MILLER doe warrant the sale of the said land from all persons whatsoever to the said THOMAS ARNOLD as followeth to him & his heires forever be it more or less, it being for a valuable consideration already received by me SYMON MILLER beginning upon a white Oak butting upon ROBT. PAINEs Corner tree, and soe right across the Ridge to Mr. SAVAGE's Line for true performance whereof I have hereunto set my hand &Seale this 13th day of January 1679
      Signed sealed & delivered in
      Recognitr in Cur Com Rappak: 3 die Martii 1679/80
      KNOW ALL MEN by these prsents that I SIMON MILLER of the County of Rappak: doe appoint my true & loveing Freind, ADAM WOFENDALE, my true and lawful attorney for me & in my stead to acknowledge a small parcel! of land unto THOMAS ARNOLD of the same County & what my said attorney shall act & doe in the prmises shall stand in as full force & vritue as if I my selfe were personally prsent As Witness my hand and Seale this 24th of January 1679/80 Signed sealed & Delivrd. in prsence of us NATHANIELL THOMLIN, SIMON MILLER
      Recordatr 4 die Martii 79/80
      http://lvaimage.lib.va.us/cgi-bin/GetLONN.pl?first=184&last=&g_p=G2&collec tion=NN Grant
      Title Bury, John.
      Publication 16 August 1695.
      Other Format Available on microfilm. Northern Neck Grants, reels 288-311.
      Note Location: Richmond County.
      Description: 91 3/4 acres beginning at Thomas Arnold's Clear Grown, along the old bounds of Proster and Chuttwood, Simson and by the Main Branch of Chingateague.
      Source: Northern Neck Grants No. 2, 1694-1700, p. 184 (Reel 288).
      James Hughes 2006-10-10 20:08:52
      Jane MELCALFE c. William Batch, Thomas ARNOLD et. al.
      [See: C 6/281/58; C 33/268.]

      582r June 17, 1686
      Plaintiff is to amend her bill.

      733r September 18, 1686
      Thomas ARNALL [sic] has been made a defendant in the case and is about to go to sea. He is to be examined as a witness at once.

      811v October 12, 1686
      Gilbert METCALFE, the plaintiff's late husband, was employed as husband by masters of ships to provide provisions, etc. He and James Strong made an agreement in May 1680 concerning the provisioning of the Assistance. He was also to supply fifty passengers for a voyage to Carolina. METCALFE contracted with Batch to provide provisions, such as flour, at any time he should request them. As he did not need all the provisions, he asked Batch to give them to Thomas ARNOLD, Nicholas Goodridge and other defendants. They paid METCALFE for the provisions but, since his death, Batch has tried to get ARNOLD and the othrs to pay again and is proceeding as law against the plaintiff. Ordered that an injunction be granted staying Batch's proceedings against the plaintiff and the other defendants.

      http://lvaimage.lib.va.us/VTLS/CR/13807/index.html Survey Report Image
      Survey Report No. SR 13807
      Author Public Record Office Class C33/266.
      Title Court of Chancery. Decrees and Orders
      Publication 1685-1686
      Gen. note IND 1647
      James Hughes 2006-10-10 20:18:01
      Jane METCALFE c. Thomas ARNALL et al

      1p Answers of Thomas ARNALL, one of the defendents to the Bill of Complaint of Jane METCALFE, executrix of Gilbert METCALFE
      September 23, 1686

      Gilbert METCALFE was employed as a ship's husband. ARNALL was commander ot the Henry and Anne in 1680 and he received provisions for the ship on the recommendation of METCALFE from William Batch. Understood that METCALFE was to arrange payment so now Batch is demanding the money from ARNALL who refuses to pay.

      [? Virginia trade. ARNALL was certainly employed on Virginia ships]

      http://lvaimage.lib.va.us/VTLS/CR/10519/index.html Survey Report Image
      Survey Report No. SR 10519
      Microfilm Reel No. 952
      Author Public Record Office Class: C9/119/82.
      Title Chancery Records. Bills and Answers. Reynardson’s Division
      Publication 1686
      Gen. note Index to Chancery Proceedings. Reynardson’s Division. L-Z, p. 38
      Note 952
      1689-1692 Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Deed Book 8; [Antient Press]; Page 54 - 55
      KNOW ALL MEN by these presents that I THO: ARNOLD of the County of Rappa, GRACE my Wife have sold land made over unto HENRY GOING of sd County a certaine parcell of land being in the County abovesd. and the North side thereof containing by estimacon Fifty acres more or less and bounded begining at spreding white Oake standing on the West side of the Mane Branch of GINGOTEAGE and runing West to the line of PROSSER and up the sd branch to a marked Hickory To have and to hold the sd parcel! of land with all its rights and privilidges whatsoever from me my heirs or assignes unto the sd HENRY GOING his heirs in as ample manner as I myself hold and enjoy, sd GOING paying to our Sovereigne Lord the King the usual! rents which are due unto him. In Witness whereof we the sd THOMAS and GRACE have set our hands and seales this third day of June in year of our Lord 1689
      Signed Sealed and Delivered in the presents of
      Recognitr in Cur Comt Rappa a 4 die 7ber ano 1689
      KNOW ALL MEN by these presents that I GRACE ARNOLD, Wife of THOS: ARNOLD, of St. Marys Parish in Rappa, have appointed my trusty and well beloved friend, JOSEPH BUCKLEY, my true and lawful Attorney to acknowledge in Court in my name my interest of a tract of land sold unto HENRY GOING according to a Deed made by my Husband and myselfe as Witness my hand this 3d of September 1689
      Witness prsent JOS . RUTTER GRACE ARNOLD
      1692-1694 Richmond County, VA, Deed Book 1; Antient Press: (Page 115)
      KNOW ALL MEN by these pr:sents that I HENRY GORING, late of the Colony of Virginia now Resident in CALVERT COUNTY in the Province of MARYLAND have covinanted sold & made over unto ANTHO: CARNABY of RAPPA: RIVER in the Colony of Virginia for Two thousand & five hundred pounds of Tobb: already reced by the above named HENRY GORING, a parcell of land situate & being in the County above sd. & on the North side of Rappa: River at the head of RAPETO CREEK conteyning by estimacon Fifty acres more or less wch: land I bought of WM. JENNINGS as by the records of RAPPA: County Court more at large appears, bounding as followeth (vizt.) Beginning at a red Oake at the brow of a Hill, thence running Eastward to a marked Hickory on the brow of the same & from thence running Northerly by the line of JOHN JENNINGS, thence to a marked Hickory, from thence running Westward to a stooping Hickory wch: is a corner tree of a Devident of Six hundred acres, from thence Southerly along the line of THO: ERWIN to the first bounded tree; To have & to hold the sd parcell of land with all its rights & priviledges whatsoever belonging from me my heirs or assigns or any other person under me unto the abovesd. ANTHO: CARNABY his heirs & assignes forever in as large & ample manner as I myselfe enjoy it, hee the sd CARNABY paying to our Sovereigne Lord the King the usual Rents wch: are due unto him. In Witness whereof I the above sd. HEN: GORING have hereunto sett my hand & seale this first day of Aprill Ano: Dom: 1691
      Signed sealed & delivered in the pr:sence of us
      June the 21st 1692. Then came before us, two of his Majesties Justices of the Peace for the County of CALVERT in the Province of MARYLAND, HENRY FIRNLEY & THOMAS SMYTH, the two witnesses within named, and made Oath that they did see the within named HENRY GOARING signe seale & deliver the within menconed writing to the within named ANTHO: CARNABY as his act & deed
      Jurat Coram Nobis JAMES KEITH
      Recognitr; in Cur Com Richmond p Bayler, Attorney GORING 5 die Aprilis 1693

      Abstracts of Land Records of Richmond County, Virginia 1692-1704, by Mary Marshall Brewer.

      2 Oct 1696. Deed of Gift. ADAM WOFFENDALL of Rich Co give unto my dau ELIZABETH HARRISON a 70 a. parcell of land on the main br of Chingateague along the road from THOMAS ARNOLD to my own house, and I do leave it to my dau ELIZABETH'S own disposing to give it to which of her heirs she sees flu also provided that it be not leased nor sold except with my consent or them whom I shall give this plantation that I now live on. Wit: JAMES WOFFENDALL, JNO WOFFENDALL. Ackn 7 Oct 1696. (Bk 2pg: 200)
      1695-1701 Richmond County, VA, Deed Book 2; Antient Press: (Page 144)
      THIS INDENTURE made the first day of March in the year of our Lord 1694/5 and in the 6th: year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord and Lady, King William and Queen Mary, Between ADAM WOFFENDALL of the County of Richmond, Planter, of the one pantie and THOMAS ARNOLD of the same County, Planter, of the other parties. Witnesseth that the said ADAM WOFFENDALL for Two thousand pounds of good tobacco and cask to him paid by the said THOMAS ARNOLD hath granted unto the said THOMAS ARNOLD One hundred acres of land or thereabouts being in the County of Richmond on the North side of Rappahanock River in the Freshes of the said River and bounded as followeth, that is to say, beginning at a white Oak standing on the West side of a Western Branch of JENGATEAGUE SWAMP, thence West to the line of Mr. ANTHONY SAVAGE, thence North East along the said Line to the said JENGATEAGUE SWAMP, thence down the said SWAMP to the first mentioned station, with all houses buildings gardens fences timber water and all other the premisses with all the Estate right of him the said ADAM WOFFENDALL To have and to hold all the said Land and premisses unto the said THOMAS ARNOLD & his heirs forever free and clear from all former sales & all other demands, the Quitrents hence forth to be due to his Majesty only excepted, And that he the said ADAM WOFFENDALL and HONORIA his Wife will at any time acknowledge in open Court to be held for the County of Richmond or at the General Court this Conveyance of the said Land when thereunto requested by the said THOMAS ARNOLD and at costs and charges of the sd THOS: ARNOLD will make such further Conveyance for the better and sure making of the said premisses as by said Councell of said THOMAS ARNOLD shall be required. In Witness whereof I have sett my hand and seal
      Signed sealed & delivered in the presence of
      Recognitr: in Cur: Com: Rich: 7 die November 1695 et Record: 20th die
      1721-1735 King George County Deed Book 1-A, (Antient Press); pp. 222-225
      Indenture 10th/llth Aprill 1732 between JOHN ARNOLD of Prince William County Planter and WILLIAM DUFF of Parish of Hanover King George County .. by deeds of lease and release .. for ffifty pounds current
      money of Virginia sold all plantation whereon ISAAC JOHNSON now liveth
      together with 50 acres of land .. which said land was given by THOMAS ARNOLD ffather to said JOHN Late of King George County Deced as in last will & testament in writing will appear .. land on western main branch of Gingoteague beginning on uper side; running west Dividing this land from land given by THOMAS ARNOLD unto his Son JAMES ARNOLD; place where WILLIAM HARRISON'S path makes into old field to Capt. JOSEPH STROTHER'S line; JEREMIAH STROTHER'S line ..
      Presence Isaac Arnold, John Arnold
      Wm. Sarjant
      1st September 1732 .. Then came JOHN ARNOLD .. and ISAAC ARNOLD by Power of Attorney under hand of MARGARET wife of said JOHN relinquished the right of dower ..
      Know all men .. I JOHN ARNOLD .. am bound unto WILLIAM DUFF .. in
      sum One hundred pounds current money of Virginia .. 11th April 1732.
      Condition .. if JOHN ARNOLD defend the said land .. keep all agreements .. the above obligation to be void .. or remain in force ..
      Presence Isaac Arnold,
      Willm. Sarjent John Arnold
      Know all men .. I MARGARET ARNOLD Wife of JOHN ARNOLD relinquish all my Right of Dower .. and doo hereby make my Loving ffriend & Brother ISAAC ARNOLD my Attorney .. to make acknowledgement .. 11th April 1732.
      Presence Wm. White,
      Margaret x Arnold
      Wm. Sarjant
      1st September 1732 .. Power of Attorney recorded.

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