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

Matthew Thornton

Male 1682 - 1727  (45 years)


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  • Name Matthew Thornton 
    Born 1682  North Farnham Parish, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 1727  Sittenbourne Parish, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I028688  Tree1
    Last Modified 21 Jan 2020 

    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 F15560  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Elizabeth Hopkins,   b. 1684, North Farnham Parish, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 29 Jun 1719, Sittenbourne Parish, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 35 years) 
    Married 13 May 1706  North Farnham Parish, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Rebecca Thornton,   b. Abt 1706, North Farnham Parish, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Hopkins Thornton,   b. Abt 1710, North Farnham Parish, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1742, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 32 years)
     3. Matthew Thornton,   b. 1 Mar 1713/14, North Farnham Parish, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Feb 1729/30, North Farnham Parish, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 15 years)
    Last Modified 21 Jan 2020 
    Family ID F17459  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Eleanor Craske,   b. Abt 1703, Sittenbourne Parish, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef Dec 1771, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 68 years) 
    Married Aft 29 Jun 1719  Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Craske Thornton,   b. Abt 1725, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1771, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 46 years)
     2. Eleanor Thornton,   b. Abt 1728, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 21 Jan 2020 
    Family ID F17460  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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      v. Matthew THORNTON was born BET 1682 AND 1684 in Old Rappahannock County, Virginia (called Richmond County after 1692), and died BET 1726 AND 1727 in Richmond County, Virginia. He married Elizabeth HOPKINS 13 MAY 1706 in Richmond County, Virginia, daughter of Robert HOPKINS. She died AFT 29 JUN 1719. He married Eleanor CRASKE AFT 29 JUN 1719 in Richmond County, Virginia, daughter of John CRASKE and Elizabeth MOSS. She was born BET 1690 AND 1707,
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      1705-1708 Richmond Co VA Deed Book 4; Antient Press: (Page 51)
      TO ALL CHRISTIAN PEOPLE to whome these presents shall come, I ROBERT HOPKINS of the Parish of SITTENBURNE in County of Richmond send Greeting in our Lord God everlasting KNOW YEE that I ROBERT HOPKINS for the natural love and affection that I have and beare towards MATHEW THORNTON & ELIZABETH his Wife of the Parish and County aforesd. and Eldest Daughter of me the said ROBERT, by these presents do confirme and make over unto said MATHEW THORNTON and ELIZABETH his Wife and theire heires all that plantation or parcel! of land (be the same more or less) wch' now doth or att times hereafter shall or may by an lawfull wayes whatsoever descend or of right come or belong to the said ROBERT or my heires scituate on the North side of RAPPAHANNOCK RIVER and is part of a Patent for Eleven hundred and fifty acres formerly granted to JAMES WILLIAMSON deced., beareing date the 22d day of May 1650, and is bounded beginning att a marked white Oake corner tree of the aforesaid Patent, standing on the Maine River side and running thence along the line of the Patent North East by North to a place comonly called or knowne by the name of the SLASHETT, then along the said SLASHETT and downe the River the bounds of the Patent and including all !the land that now doth or might belong to me lying betweene the said SLASHETT and the River of Rappahannock, together with all the woods houses orchards profitts & appurtenances belonging; To have and to hold the said plantation or parcell of land with appurtenances to them the said MATHEW THORNTON and ELIZABETH his Wife: And ROBERT HOPKINS his heires shall warrant and forever defend In Wittness whereof ROBERT HOPKINS hath hereunto set his hand and seale this 13th day of May Anno Domini 1706
      Signed sealed and delivered in the presence of
      JOHN BIVION ROBERT his marke HOPKINS
      WILLIAM LAWSON, THOMAS DICKENSON
      Acknowledged in Richmond County Court the 5th day of June Ano: Dom: 1706 and recorded amongst the Records of the sd County the 21st day of the same month & yeare
      Test J. SHERLOCK, Cl Cur
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      1705-1706 Richmond Co VA Order Book 4; Antient Press: (Page 167)
      Richmond County Court 4th of April 1706
      - This day ROBERT HOPKINS acknowledged a Deed of Gift of land to
      MATHEW THORNTON and ELIZABETH his Wife, wch: is ordered to be recorded
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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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      1718-1719 Richmond Co VA Order Book 8; Antient Press: (Page 126)
      Richmond County Court 4th of June 1719
      - THORNTON Surveyor of the Highways
      MATTHEW THORNTON is appointed Surveyor of the Highways for this ensueing year from NAYLOR's HOLE to RAPPAHANOCK BRIDGE as also Surveyor of the New Road by JOHN FENNER's to DOCTOR BELFIELD's Gate and ordered he forthwith clear the same according to Law

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