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

Elizabeth Thornton

Female Abt 1684 - 1762  (~ 78 years)


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  • Name Elizabeth Thornton 
    Born Abt 1684  North Farnham Parish, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 30 Mar 1762  Cople Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I028682  Tree1
    Last Modified 16 Oct 2019 

    Father Luke Thornton,   b. 1642, Westminister, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Mar 1725/26, North Farnham Parish, Richmond County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years) 
    Mother Anne {Unproven} Youell,   b. 1654, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1725, North Farnham Parish, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Married 1675  North Farnham Parish, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F15564  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Thomas Browne,   b. Abt 1680, Cople Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Apr 1707, Cople Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 27 years) 
    Married Abt 1700  Cople Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Frances Browne,   b. 1701, Cople Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 May 1755, Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years)
     2. George Browne,   b. 1703, Cople Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Thomas Browne,   b. 1705, Cople Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Oct 1791, Loudoun County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)
    Last Modified 16 Oct 2019 
    Family ID F17458  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Nathaniel Nash,   b. Abt 1680, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1725, Westminister, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 46 years) 
    Married 1708  Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Thomas Nash,   b. 1711, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 16 Oct 2019 
    Family ID F17462  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      Richmond County, Virginia; WILL BOOK 5, 1725-1753
      Luke THORNTON, NFP, will; 29 Jan 1725, 2 Mar 1725/26
      son Thomas my land in West. Co. beyond Pantico; grsons. William, Mark, and [Rowland] THORNTON; dau. Anne MOUNTJOY; grdau. Sarah JONES; son Matthew; dau. Elizabeth NASH; ex: dau. Anne MOUNTJOY and grdau. Sarah JONES; wits: Marmaduke BECKWITH, William SISSON, Michael WINDER.
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      BROWN, THOMAS, 14 March 1706; 30 April 1707. Wife Elizabeth; dau. Frances Brown; sons George and Thomas; my bros. George and William Brown exs. My estate between my wife and children.
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      Wills of Westmoreland County, Virginia , Page 151
      NASH, ELIZABETH, no date; 30 Mar. 1762. Dau. Anne Nash a cow and calf; son John Nash 1 bed; son Thomas Brown 1 shilling; son Nathaniel Nash 1 shilling; dau. Elizabeth Bragg 1 shilling; son William Nash 1 shilling; son Jeremiah Nash residue of estate.
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      WESTMORELAND COUNTY, VIRGINIA ORDER BOOK, 1707-1709 {Antient Press}: pg 45
      Westmoreland County Court 27th of May 1708
      - READ y ALLERTON p BROWN It was commanded WILLOUGHBY
      ALLERTON, Gent., late Sheriff of the County aforesd. that hee should attach ELIZABETH BROWN of Copeley Parish in Westmorland County, Widdo, to answer COLEMAN REED of a Plea of Trespass to his damage fifty pounds sterling; And the Sheriffreturned cepi corpus but for that the Defendant failed to appeare and no baile was returned, Conditionall Order passed against the sd Sheriffreturnable and to be proceeded in according to Law
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      WESTMORELAND COUNTY, VIRGINIA ORDER BOOK, 1707-1709 {Antient Press}: pg 45
      Westmoreland County Court 27th of May 1708
      - ALLERTON v BROWN's Estate p REED WILLOUGHBY ALLERTON,
      Gent., late Sheriff of the County aforesd. was commanded to attach ELIZABETH BROWN, Widdo, to answer COLEMAN READ of a Plea ofTrespass to his damage fifty pounds sterling, and the Sheriffmade return hee had taken the body ofthe said ELIZABETH &c., but for that the Defendant failed to appeare and no baile was returned, Conditionall Order passed against the sd Sheriff. Wherefore upon the motion
      ofthe sd. Sheriff, an Attachment is granted him against the Estate ofELIZABETH BROWN returnable and to bee proceeded in according to Law
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      1720-1733 Richmond Co VA Deed Book 8; Antient Press: (Page 294]
      KNOW ALL MEN by these presents that I LUKE THORNTON of Northfarnham Parish and County of Richmond have constituted and in my place put and on my behalfe WM. HODGKINSON of aforesd. Parish and County my true and lawful Attorney for me and in my name to acknowledge a Deed of Gift made to severals, the Deed of Gift to be acknowledged to ANNE and SARAH MOUNTJOY or either of them for and in behalfe of them both and all others therein contained, ratifieing and confirming all my Attorney shall lawfully doe or cause to be done in my name concerning the premises of the Deed of Gift; In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the Fifth day of October Seventeen hundred and Twenty five
      Signed Sealed and Delivered in the presence of
      WM- THORNTON sign of LUKE THORNTON
      sign of MICHAEL WILDER
      At a Court held for Richmond County the Sixth day of October 1725
      This Power of Attorney from LUKE THORNTON to WILLIAM HODGINSON was proved in open Court by the Oaths of WILLIAM THORNTON andMICHAELWINDER, witnesses thereto and admitted to Record Test M. BECKWITH, Cl Cur
      (On margin: THORNTON's Deed to THORNTON & others)
      TO ALL CHRISTIAN PEOPLE to whom these presents shall come, I LUKE THORNTON of Northfarnham Parish in Pichmd. County send Greeting in our Lord God everlasting; Know ye that I LUKE THORNTON in consideration of the love good will and affection which I have and do bear towards my loveing Son, THOMAS THORNTON, Daughter, ANN, and grand Daughter, SARAH MOUNTJOY, all of aforesd. Parish and County, doe in the first place give and grant unto my Son, THOMAS THORNTON, the land belonging to me in WESTMORELAND County from a Branch beyond PANTICO as goes to SORILs Land, where JOHN HOLYDAY now lives and to his heirs, And for the land I have in Northfarnham Parish, I do dureing the lives of my Daughter, ANNE MOUNTJOY and Grand Daughter, SARAH MOUNTJOY, give so farr as that they shall occupy posses and enjoy only with these exception; first, that after my and my Wifes decease a piece of land I give unto my Grand Son, WM. THORNTON, bounded from the Fence where his Mother now lives down to Potage Pot and a Water Course to their Spring, thence to a line which divides his and my land and to his heirs, the next exception that JOHN MOUNTJOY, Husband to my sd. Daughter, ANNE MOUNTJOY, shall not by any means or any other by from or under him pay any claime title or interest of any part or otherways any Law or device may seem to give him a title to either lands or goods, that I shall by vertue of this Deed of Gift allow or give her for her maintainence and farther that if JOHN MOUNTJOY shall either by force or vertue of Law endeavour to compel his Daughtr: SARAH MOUNTJOY, to a Revision or any under him as heirs &c., that then it shall be lawful! for my Grand Daughter SARAH MOUNTJOY to have all and maintaine her sd. Mother, ANNE MOUNTJOY, And as for the lands I have and do dureing the lives of ANNE and SARAH MOUNTJOY after their deceases the land where RICHARD EVANS now lives I give to my Grandson, MARK THORNTON and his heirs, and the Land I now live upon to ROWLAND THORNTON and his heirs, and my Negro, Tony, if he be alive after the death of my aforesd. Daughter and Grand Daughter, ANNE and SARAH MOUNTJOY, I give to my sd. Grandson, ROWLAND, and his heirs; the Land given to my Grandson, MARK THORNTON, is to go up to a Branch beyond PANTICO joining to the land given to my Son, THOMAS THORNTON, now for my Temporal Estate, after my and my Wifes decease, I give to my Son, MATTHEW THORNTON, four head of Cattle the youngest to be three years old and oldest not to be above ten, Twenty shillings 1 give him also all to be paid after my and Wifes decease, Twenty shillings also to be paid to my Daughter, ELIZABETH HASH, after my and &c. Departure and all the rest of my aforesd. temporall I give unto my Daughter and Grand Daughter,
      ANNE and SARAH MOUNTJOY, and their heirs, &c., only as before exceptvd (it is to be in whose hands custody or possession soever they be to have and to hold the temporal Est-ax, and all ()Lille, the premises thereunto belonging unto the sd. ANNE and SARAH MOUNTJOY to be equally cievided and to their heirs as their proper goods for ever); In
      Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this Fifth day of October Seventeen hundred and Twenty five
      Signed Sealed and Delivered in the presence of
      WM: THORNTON sign LUKE THORNTON
      sign MICHAEL WILDER
      At a Court held for Richmond County the 6th day of Octo: 1725

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