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

Samuel Thompson

Male Bef 1657 - 1732  (> 75 years)


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  • Name Samuel Thompson 
    Born Bef 1657  Surry County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 18 Oct 1732  Surry County, Virginia - probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I056506  Tree1
    Last Modified 27 Feb 2021 

    Father William Rev Thompson,   b. Abt 1620,   d. Bef Mar 1705/06, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 86 years) 
    Mother Catherine Hale,   d. Bef 1710, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F32219  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Children 
     1. Samuel Thompson,   b. Bef 1712, Surry County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1744, Southwark Parish, Surry County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 34 years)
    Last Modified 27 Feb 2021 
    Family ID F51108  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      http://www.patch dot net/related/thompson.html
      William Thompson, (WILLIAM, JOHN), youngest son of Rev. William Thompson was born in 1657 as stated in a deposition (Surry Bk. 2, p. 46). He married Martha Summerville in Westmoreland County about 1685. Her father, John Summerville, made his will in Westmoreland June 19, 1717 (Bk. VI, p. 62) and named William Thompson as his son-in-law. William with his brother Samuel, moved back to Surry County about 1700. On Dec. 28, 1720, William Thompson and his wife, Martha , witnessed the will of William Thomas who married his niece, Elizabeth Catlett. William Thompson signed for Elizabeth Hunnicutt to be executor of William Hunnicuttís estate Oct 6, 1718 (Bk. 7, p. 173). He witnessed Richard Hargraveís will May 19, 1704, probated July 4, 1704, and his brother, Samuel Thompson, was executor (Bk. 5, p. 313).

      Samuel Thompson, must have left him a very well to do man for he and his son, Samuel, were left most of his brotherís property. He was the only one of the sons of Rev. William Thompson who left children. He made his will December 20, 1731, probated October 18, 1732. The will is badly torn and partly destroyed. He names son, Samuel Thompson; daughter Katherine; daughter Hannah Thompson (devised 100 acres on land on Deep Branch); son John (10 acres after the decease of his mother and the gun and pistols given him by William Moseley) and grandchildren, Samuel and Mary Thompson (rest and remainder of his estate). The Witnesses were Jane Regan, Mary Regan and Mary Mastin. (Will Bk. 8, p. 240). His son, William, must have been included in part of the will that is missing for it is proven by his brother, Samuel Thompsonís will that he had a son, William. In nameing his brother Williamís children he named William as the third child. John Thompson also mentioned brother William in his will.
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      WESTMORELAND COUNTY, VIRGINIA ORDER BOOK, 1705-1707 {Antient Press}: pg 20
      Westmoreland County Court 1st of March 1705/06
      - THOMPSON v THOMPSON
      SAMUELL THOMPSON, Gent., late of this County, brought his action against WILLIAM THOMPSON, one ofthe Executors of WILLIAM GRAHAM and MARGARETT his Wife, the other Executrix of WILLIAM THOMPSON. deceased, and declared for three thousand three hundred thirty nine pounds of tobacco, And the Defendant by GEORGE ESKRIDGE his Attorney appeared and pleaded to the uncertainty of the Plaintiffs Declartion which being considered by the Court is allowed and the suite dismist with costs which the Plaintiff is ordered to pay to the Defendant als exo
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      Contributed by: James Hughes

      The Washington Ancestry and Records of the McClain, Johnson and Forty Other Colonial American Families, Volume 1, Page 239
      The Last Will and Testament of Lawrence Washington gentn deceased was proved by the Oaths of George Weedon, Thomas Howes and JOHN ROSIER. A Probat thereof granted to Samuel Thompson Gentn one of the Executors in the said Will named. And the Will Ordered to be Recorded.

      [Westmoreland Deeds & Wills No. 2, p.

      133, etc.]: (The will of Lawrence Washington, brother-in-law of Major Francis Wright and grandfather of Gen. George Washington.)

      IN THE NAME OF GOD AMEN, I, Lawrence Washington, of Washington Parish in the County of Westmoreland in Virginia, Gentleman, being of good and perfect memory, thanks be unto Almighty God for it, & calling to mind the uncertain Estate of this Transitory life & that all flesh must yield unto death, when it shall please God to call me, doe make constitute; ordain & declare this my last Will and Testament in manner and form following, revoking and annuling by these presents all and ??very Testament &c Testaments, Will or Wills heretofore by me made and declared either by word or writing, &c this to be taken only for my Last Will and Testament and none other, and first being heartely sorry from the bottom of my heart for my sins, most humbly desireing forgiveness of the same from the Almighty God my Saviour & Redeamer, in whome by the merits of Jesus Christ, I trust and beleive assuredly to be saved and to have full remission & forgiveness of all my sins, and that my soul with my body at the General day of Resurrection shall rise again with Joy and through the Merits of Christ's Death and Passion, possess & Inherit the Kingdom of Heaven prepared for his Elect & chosen, and my body to be buried, if please God I depart in this County of Westmoreland, by the side of my Father and Mother & neare my Brothers & Sisters & my children; and now for the setling of my Temporal Estate and such goods, Chattels and Debts as it hath pleased God, far above my deserts, to bestow upon me, I doe ordain give and bequeath the same in manner and form following,

      IMPRIMIS, I will that all those Debts and dues that I owe in right or conscience to any manner of person or persons whatsoever shall be well contented & paid or ordained or demanded to be paid by my Executors or Extx hereafter named.

      ITEM. I give and bequeth to my well beloved friends Mr William Thompson Clk. & Mr Samuel Thompson, each of them a mourning Ring of Thirty Shillings Value cach ring:

      ITEM. I give and bequath to my Godson, Lawrence Butler one young mare & two cows.

      ITEM. I give and bequeath to my Sister Anne Writts children, One man Servent a piece of four or five years to serve, or Three Thousand pounds of Tobacco to purchase the same, to be delivered or paid to them when they arrive to the age of Twenty-years old.

      ITEM. I give and bequeath to my Sister Lewis a morning ring of forty shillings price

      ITEM. I give to my Cuz: John Washington Sen: of Stafford County all my wearing apparel:

      ITEM. I give unto my Cozin: John Washington Eldest son Lawrence Washington, my Godson, One man Servant of five years to serve or Three Thousand pounds of Tobacco, to purchase the same, to be paid him when he comes to the age of Twenty one years old:

      ITEM. I give to my godsons Lawrence Butler & LEWIS NICHOLAS that Tract of land joining upon Meridah Edwards and Daniel White being Two hundred and Seventy five acres of land to be equally divided between them and their heirs forever;

      ITEM. I give to the upper and Lower Churches of Washington parish each of them a Pulpett Cloth & Cushion; at the Church, and to have none other Funeral to exceed Three Thousand pounds of Tobacco.

      ITEM. It is my will after my Debts & Legacies paid, that my personal Estate be equally divided into four parts: my loving wife Mildred Washington to have one part, my son John Washington to have another part my son Augustine Washington to have another part, and my Daughter Mildred Washington to have the other part; to be Delivered to them in Specie when they shall come to the age of Twenty One years old:

      ITEM. I give to my Son John Washington, this seat of Land where I now live, and that whole tract of land lying from the mouth of Machodock, extending to a place called the Round hills, with the addition I have thereunto made of William Webb and William Rush, to him and his heirs forever.

      ITEM. I give and bequeath unto my Son Augustin Washington all the dividend of land that I bought of Mr ROBERT LISSON's children in England lying in Mattox, between my Brother & Mr Baldridge's land, where Mr DANIEL LISSON formerly lived, by Estimation 400 acres, to him and his heirs forever, as likewise that land that was Mr Richard Hill's.

      ITEM. I give and bequeath unto my Said Son Augustine Washington, all that tract of land where Mr Lewis Markham now lives after the said Markham's and his now wife's decease, by estimation 700 acres more or less to him and his heirs forever.

      ITEM. I give and bequath my Daughter Mildred Washington all my land(*) in Stafford County, lying upon Hunting Creek, where Mrs Elizabeth Minton & Mrs. Williams now lives by estimation 2500 acres to her and her heirs forever.

      ITEM. I give my water mill to my son John Washington to him and his heirs forever.

      (*) This is the estate later called Mount Vernon.

      ITEM it is my will and desire if either of my children should die before they come to age or day of marriage, his or her personal Estate be equally divided between the two Survivors and their Mother:

      ITEM it is my will and desire if all my children should die before they come of age or day of marriage, that my Brother's Children shall enjoy all their Estate real, Except that land that I bought of Mr ROBERT LISSON's children, which I give to my loving wife and her heirs forever, and the rest as a foresaid to them and their heirs forever.

      ITEM I give my personall Estate in case of all my childrens death as above said to be equally divided between my wife and Brother's children, my wife to have the one half.

      ITEM I give that land which I bought of my Brother Francis Wright, being 200 acres lyeing near Storkes Quarter, to my son John Washington and his heirs forever,

      ITEM it is my desire that my Estate should not be appraised but kept intire and delivered them as above given according to time & my children to continue under the care & Tuition of their mother till they come of age or day of marriage, and she to have the profits of their Estates, towards the bringing of them up and keeping them at school.

      ITEM I do?? ordain and appoint my Cozen John Washington of Stafford and my friend Mr Samuel Thompson my Executors and my loving wife Mildred Washington my Executrix of this my last will & Testament.

      In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and Seale this 11th day of March.

      Anno Dom 169 7/8

      LAWRENCE WASHINGTON [Seal]

      Signed Seal'd Declared & pronounced in presence of us, Robt Redman, George Weedon, Thomas Howes, JOHN ROSIER.

      Westmoreland SS: At a Court held for the said County the 30th day of March 1698.

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      1704-1707 Essex County, Virginia Deed & Will Book 12, Part 1; [Virginia Colonial Abstracts Vol 29, Beverley Fleet]; Page 69 or 70.
      Power of Atty. 14 Sept 1704. Saml Thompson of Surry Co to "Loveing friends "Mr Francis Gouldman and Mr Benjamin Moseley, to collect a/cs, lease land and transact other business "as administrator of the Estate of my Sister Katherine Paine Deseast Dureing the time of the minority of Robert Paine orphan who is in my care".
      Signed Samll Thompson
      Wm Thompson
      Christopher Whitmore
      William Jenings
      Proved in Essex Court by oaths of Wm Thompson and Christopher Whitmore
      11th Dec 1704 and recorded.
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      1704-1707 Essex County, Virginia Deed & Will Book 12, Part 1; [Virginia Colonial Abstracts Vol 29, Beverley Fleet]; Page 42
      Inv of est of Mrs Kather'n Payne taken 26 Aug 1704.
      Includes gold rings and a number of silver items. Also "1 Silver Seale". Totals £150. 05. 8
      Signed Edward Rowzee
      William Harper
      Thomas x Davis
      Submitted by Samll Thompson and sworn to before Francis Gouldman.
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      1707-1711 Essex County, Virginia Deed & Will Book 13; [John Frederick Dorman]; Page 21.
      Katherine Paine. Estate account.
      The estate of my loving sister. Signed by Samll. Thompson.
      Payments made to Mr. Francis Moore, Mr. Henry Rose, Mr. Richard Buckner (Clerk), Arthur Bowers, John Bowin, Robert Garden, Robert Sowell, Mr. Francis Gouldman, John Parker
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      1707-1711 Essex County, Virginia Deed & Will Book 13; [John Frederick Dorman]; Page 343-44.
      13 Xber [Dec.] 1709. Samll. Thompson of Surrey County doe make my friend Mr. John Hawkins and my brother Wm. Thompson attorneys.
      Samll. Thompson
      Wit: Francis Gray, Charles (X) Dowers, Samuel Dry.
      10 July 1710. Proved by Samuel Dry and Francis Gray.
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      1707-1711 Essex County, Virginia Deed & Will Book 13; [John Frederick Dorman]; Page 365-66.
      Benja. Moseley. Estate account.
      Payments made to Thomas Fenix, Magnes Crag, Robt. Gardin, Mr. John Hawkins, Saml. Bryler, Elizabeth Catlett, Mr. Francis Meriwether, the Reverend John Bagg, Mr. Arthur Bowers, Mr. Paul Micou, Ralph Rowzee juMr., Martin Kemp, Robert Twedall, Wm. Porey, David Wilson, Margaret Silver, my brother Wm. Thompson (for Wm. and John Moseley), Mr. Stephen Loyd, Eliza King (her legacy), Jno. Williams (for a journey to James River), Col. Francis Gouldman (pt. his brother), Mr. George Loyd, --Gilchrist.
      Receipts from Wm. Jenings, Wm. Silver (rent), Christopher Whittemore.
      10 Oct. 1710. Returned by Saml. Thompson, administrator.

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      1711-1714 Essex County, Virginia Deed & Will Book 14, Part 1; [Virginia Colonial Abstracts Vol 8, Beverley Fleet]; Page 271. Bond. 12 Aug. 1714. £2000. Sterling. Samuel Thompson of Surrey County, at a Court held for Essex County 10 May 1710, had. Admr. granted of Est. of Benjamin Moseley deceased, and likewise the same day and year obtained a Probate of the will of Eliz'a Moseley deceased, wid'o and Relict of the aforesaid Benj'a Moseley,and did then enter into two bonds with Edward Moseley, William Thompson and John Williams now deoeased, his Securities in the sum of £500. each. He now agrees to keep harmless Joseph Lemon Exor of John Williams, etc.
      Wit:
      Samuel Stallord signed Samuel Thompson
      Richard Booker John Hawkins
      Wm Thompson
      Recorded 12 August 1714.
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      WESTMORELAND COUNTY, VIRGINIA DEEDS & WILLS. No. 8. Part 1
      1723-1738 {Antient Press}: pp 12-13
      THIS INDENTURE made the twenty second day of October in the tenth year of the reign of our Soveraign Lord George by the grace of God of Great Britain. France & Ireland. ling. Defender of the faith &c., and in the year one thousand seven hundred & twenty three Between WILLIAM THOMPSON of the County of SURRY & Colony of Virginia of one part and JOHN SMITH of the Parish of Washington and County of Westmoreland of the other part; Witnesseth that WILLIAM THOMPSON in consideracon of the sum of five pounds of good & lawfull money of Great Britain to him secured to be paid, hath bargained & sold unto JOHN SMITH & his heires all those two parcells of land scituate in the Parish of Washington and County of Westmoreland late the land of SAMUEL THOMPSON. Gentl., and descended & came to the aforesaid WILLIAM THOMPSON as Brother & Heir to SAMUEL & are now in the actual possession of JOHN SMITH by vertue of a Deed of bargain & sale thereof to him made by vertue thereof and of the Statute for transferring uses into possession one parcel thereof containing two hundred and four acres of land and bounded: (the bounds of this parcel of land and the other parcel of land of one hundred & sixty four acres are repeated in this Release as in the foregoing Lease); To haveand to hold the two parcels of land unto JOHN SMITH and his heires and WM: THOMPSON the land with appurtenances shall warrant to JOHN SMITH & his heires against all persons; In Witness whereof both pities have interchangeably set their hands & seales
      the day & year first above written
      Signed Sealed & delivered in presence of
      G. ESKRIDGE, WM; THOMPSON
      DANL: TEBBS, SAML: BONAM
      Westmoreland ss. At a Court held for the said County the 27th day of May 1724 THOMAS SORRELL by vertue of a Power of Attorney from WM: THOMPSON (being duely proved by the Oaths of GEORGE ESERIDGE, Gentl., & SAML: BONAM, two of the witnesses thereto) acknowledged this Release of Land passed by the said THOMPSON to JOHN SMITH to be the proper act & deed of him the said THMPSON, the same being likewie proved by the Oaths of the said witnesses, all which at the instance of the said SMITH is admitted to Record Test THO. SORRELL. Cl
      Recordat Quarto die Juny 1724
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      1736-1743 Essex County, Virginia Will Book 6; [Antient Press]; Page 16-17
      IN THE NAME OF GOD AMEN I CHARLES GODARD being very sicke & weake but of perfect sense & memory praysed be God for itt doe make & ordain this my last Will and Testament First I bequeath my body to the ground from whence it was taken to be buried as my Exr. shall think fit Then I desire that all my just debts be fully satified Then I give & bequeath to SARAH THOMSON all the rest of my Estate lett it be of what natour or qualety whatsoever & I leave SAMUEL THOMSON my full & wholy Executor
      Test GEORGE WRIGHT, CHARLES GODARD
      JAMES HARWOOD
      At a Court held for Essex County at Tappa. on the xviiith day of May MDCCXXXVI This Will of CHARLES GODARD deced was presented by SAMUEL THOMPSON the Execr therein named who made oath thereto & being also proved by the oaths of the witnesses thereto is admitted to record
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      1736-1743 Essex County, Virginia Will Book 6; [Antient Press]; Page 413
      IN THE NAME OF GOD AMEN I WILLIAM CATLETT THOMAS of the Parish of Saint Anne in the County of Essex being in perfect health mind and memory thanks be to Almighty God for it But considering the frailties of this mortal Life and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die do ordain constitute and appoint this my last Will and Testament revoking &disanuling all other Will or Wills heretofore made by me and my body to the Earth to be desently buried at the discretion of my Exr hereafter mentioned And as for my worldly goods as it hath pleased Almighty God to bestow on me I give and dispose as followeth.
      ITM. I give to my Mother ELIZABETH EDWARDS all my land I now hold and five negroes by the names of Robert, Hannah, Tomm, Squire & Betty.
      ITM. I give after my Mothers deces'd all the land I now hold to be equally devided between SAMUEL THOMPSON JUNR. son of SAMUEL and WILLIAM MAGET Son of SAMUELL to them and their heirs forever.
      ITM. I give unto ELIZABETH MAGET Daughter of SAMUEL after my Mothers deced five negroes by names as aforesaid.
      ITM. I give to my Uncle ROBERT FRENCH that land he now lives on and one Negro man called Frank to him and his heirs forever And
      I do appoint my Loving Uncle ROBERT FRENCH my whole and sole Executor of this my last Will and Testament.
      ITM. I give my Uncle SAMUEL MAGET a clear discharge from the beginning of the world to this day (Viz) against all accompts Bills, Recconings that shall be brought on him. In Witness whereof I have hereunto sett my hand and seal this Thirteenth day of May in the year of our Lord Christ 1741.
      In the presents of us SAML. MAYNARD, WM. CATLETT THOMAS
      JOHN ADKINSON
      MEMORAN that at a Court continued and held for Essex County at Tappa. on the 17th day of November 1742 This Last Will and Testament of WILLIAM CATLETT THOMAS deced being presented by ROBERT FRENCH the Executor therein named was proved by the oath of JOHN ATKINSON one of the witnesses thereto and afterwards At a Court held for the said County on the 21st day of December 1742 the said Will was also proved by the oath of SAMUEL MAYNARD the other Witness thereto and the said ROBERT FRENCH taking the oath of an Executor the said Will was ordered to be recorded And Thereupon a Certificate was granted him for obtaining a probate thereof in due form
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      http://image.lva.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/GetLONN.pl?first=261&last=262&g_p=G2 &collection=NN Grant
      Title Thompson, Samuel.
      Publication 14 December 1696.
      Other Format Available on microfilm. Northern Neck Grants, reels 288-311.
      Note Location: Westmoreland County.
      Description: 164 acres adjoining Thomas Bowcock and Abraham Blagge.
      Source: Northern Neck Grants No. 2, 1694-1700, p. 261-262 (Reel 288).

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