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

Thomas Barron

Male Abt 1702 - 1757  (~ 55 years)


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  • Name Thomas Barron 
    Born Abt 1702  St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 12 Mar 1757  Charles County, Maryland - Inventory Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I063291  Tree1
    Last Modified 7 Mar 2021 

    Father Thomas Barron,   b. Abt 1656, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Feb 1716/17, St. Mary's County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 61 years) 
    Mother Female Lemaster,   b. 1663, St. Mary's County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1707, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 43 years) 
    Married Abt 1680  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F09328  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Priscilla Cooksey,   b. Abt 1704, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1757, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 53 years) 
    Married Abt 1722  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. John Barron,   b. 1723, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1776, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 54 years)
     2. Samuel Cooksey Barron,   b. 1730, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Apr 1789, Prince George's County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years)
     3. Thomas Barron,   b. Abt 1732, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 May 1796, Charles County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 64 years)
     4. Mary Barron,   b. Bef 1734, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft Aug 1750, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 17 years)
     5. Abraham Barron,   b. 1736, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Oct 1781, Charles County, Maryland - Admin Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 45 years)
     6. Justinian Barron,   b. 27 Mar 1741, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1811, Prince William County, Virginia - Inventory Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)
     7. Richard Barron,   b. Bef 1743, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1771, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 30 years)
     8. Lemaster Barron,   b. 1743, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft Aug 1768, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 25 years)
    Last Modified 7 Mar 2021 
    Family ID F09368  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      Barrons, Thos., Sr., 28th Nov., 1716; 4th Feb., 1716/7
      To son Rich. and hrs., 100 A. "Cochells Hall"
      To son Thos., 100 A., part of "Doggwood Springs."
      To dau. Alloner and hrs., 50 A. "Doggwood Springs."
      To youngest daus., Margaret and Ann, residue of sd. land.
      Ex. unnamed.
      Test: Wm. Prichard, Rich. Breen, Thos. Huntt. 14. 233.
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      Thomas Barron 63.490 CH 139.10.9 Mar 12 1757 May 27 1757
      Appraisers: William McPherson, William Dement.
      Creditors: Samuel Cooksey Barron.
      Next of kin: Thomas Barron, Abraham Barron.
      Administrator: Justinian Cooksey.
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      Thomas Barron 3.13 D CH 53.14.9 Dec 20 1760
      Sureties: Thomas Barron, Daniel Murphy.
      Administrator: Justinian Cooksey.
      === Contributed by Ralph D. Smith

      Feb. 14, 1729/30 - Exhibited from Charles Co., Md., bond of Eleanor Bencroft administratrix of Thomas Bencroft.
      Sureties: Justinian Cooksey, Thomas Barron.
      Source: Maryland Prerogative Court, Testamentary Proceedings, Liber 28, p. 456.

      Feb. 14, 1729/30 - Exhibited from Charles Co., Md., bond of Elizabeth Lewis administratrix of Gilbert Lewis.
      Sureties: Justinian Cooksey, Thoms Barron.
      Source: Maryland Prerogative Court, Testamentary Proceedings, Liber 28, p. 456.

      Mar. 12, 1757 - The Charles Co., Md. Inventory of Thomas Barron.
      Appraisers: William McPherson and William Dement (value 39/10/9 current money.)
      Creditors: Samuel Cooksey Barron, John Wheatley.
      Next-of-kin: Thomas Barron and Abraham Barron ("A" his mark.)
      Administrator: Justinian Cooksey, approved the inventory on May 27,1757.
      Sources: (1) Charles Co., Md. Inventories, 1753-1766, pp. 92-3, and (2) Skinner, V. L., Jr., "Abstracts of the Inventories of the Prerogative Court of Maryland, 1755-1760," p. 31.
      Comment: There is no mention of Priscilla in Thomas' inventory, administration account or balance book record, indicating that she has predeceased Thomas. Moreover, the will of Priscilla's mother Christian Lemaster, which was made Aug. 1758, leaves her property to her children Justinian Cooksey and William Cooksey but does not mention Priscilla
      or her brother John Cooksey (also deceased.)
      Source: Charles Co., Md. Court and Land Records, Liber Z No.3, p. 3.
      How much earlier than Mar. 1757 did Priscilla die? The Mar. 1754 lawsuit by Nivison shows that Thomas purchased large quantities of cloth and sewing materials during the period Apr. 1750-Oct. 1751. Priscilla did not waive dower in Thomas' June or Aug. 1754 deeds
      Thomas' inventory consisted of livestock, furniture, household items, tools and farm products (no slaves.) The most valuable items in the inventory were a gelding horse (6/0/0), 223 lbs. of bacon (4/12/11) and 110 barrells of
      Indian corn (4/8/0.)
      Dec. 20, 1759 - The Charles Co., Md. Final Administration Account of Thomas Barron.
      Inventory value: 39/10/9.
      Additional assets brought estate value up to: 53/14/9.
      Payments made by the estate (including to Samuel Cooksey
      Barron) total: 57/16/8 3/4 (that is, the estate is insolvent with a negative balance.)
      Administrator: Justinian Cooksey.
      Sureties: Thomas Barron and Daniel Murphy.
      Sources: (1) Charles Co., Md. Administration Accounts, 1759-1770, pp. 31-2, and (2) Skinner, V. L., Jr., "Abstracts of the Administration Accounts of the Prerogative Court of Maryland, 1754-1760," p. 172.
      Comment: The administrator, Justinian Cooksey, was Thomas Barron's brother-in-law, being the brother of Thomas' wife Priscilla Cooksey. Query whether Daniel Murphy is related in some way to Thomas or Priscilla. Although the account says "Final," there was no previous account. It is
      unfortunate that Thomas' administration account and balance book record (below) do not name his heirs (children.) This occurred because Thomas had an insolvent estate; that is, there was no estate balance to pay to the heirs, so no reason to list who they were.
      Dec. 20, 1760 - The Charles Co., Md. Distribution of the Estate of Thomas Barron.
      Value of estate: 53/14/9 [error; see above.]
      Sureties: Thomas Barron and Daniel Murphy.
      Administrator: Justinian Cooksey.
      Source: Skinner, V. L., Jr., "Abstracts of the Balance
      Books of the Prerogative Court of Maryland, 1755-1763," p. 41.
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      John Lamaster 25.7 CH 120.11.0 Apr 8 1740 Apr 26 1740
      (also John Lemaster)
      Appraisers: G. Hatton, Thomas Middleton, Jr.
      Creditors: James Sayers, John Parnaham.
      Next of kin: Thomas Barron, John Cooksey.
      Administrator: Christian Lemaster
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      GILL, ROBERT, Charles Co, 26 July 1774; 4 Feb. 1775
      To son John Gill, Negro fellow Tanfield, 5, furniture,
      To grandson Robert Gill, stock.
      To granddau. Syen, stock*
      To grandchildren, the children of my son James Gill, residue of estate equally, tract I bought of Thomas Barron, 150 acres, part of tract "Dogwood Fortune," son James Gill guardian for my grandchildren and his children, Son, James Gill, exr.
      wit: Isaac Campbell; Jas, Campbell; William Albritain, Robt. Gill heir at law was present and did not object. 40. 287
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      Charles County Land Records, Liber M#2 Page 275.
      At the request of John Cooksey of CC, the following deed of gift was recorded this Feb 5, 1731.
      I, John Lemaster of CC and Christian, his wife, for the natural love we have for our 3 sons & 1 daughter (viz) Justinian, John, & Wm Cooksey, and Priscilla Barran of CC, and also for divers other good causes, all the tract of land called Simkin & Crowback, that is to say, we give our daughter 50 acres of the abovesd land during her natural life, and thereafter, to be equally divided between our 3 sons above named; the rest of sd tract of land to be equally divided .. provided that we, sd Jno and Christian Lemaster may quietly enjoy the above granted premises during our natural lives, in as full a manner as before the execution hereof. Signed Feb 2, 1731 - John (+1+ his mark) Lemaster, Christian Lemaster. Wit - Peter (X his mark) Ale No, Jas (1 his mark) Williams, George (u his mark) Godfrey, Wm Smallwood.
      === Contributed by Ralph D. Smith
      Charles County Land Records, Liber Y#2 Page 179.
      Jan. 1744/5 - In Nov. 1744, Thomas Barron petitioned the Charles Co. Md. Court, stating that he was seized of a tract of land in Charles Co., called "Dogwood Fortune," and requested a Commission to examine its boundaries. The petition was granted and John Winter and Samuel Chunn were appointed to execute the Commission by meeting on the land and taking deposition testimony from witnesses concerning its boundaries. Winter and Chunn took 5 depositions on Jan. 22, 1744/5, which depositions were reported back to the Court in June 1745. Two of the depositions were by Isaac Lemaster, two were by Thomas Jameson, and one was by Nathaniel Sute. Multiple depositions by the same person occur in land commission proceedings where separate testimony is taken for the boundaries of the different sides of the tract in question. The five depositions follow:
      (1) The deposition of Isaac Lamaster aged 50 years or thereabouts says that about 18 or 19 years ago [so ca. 1726) he was riding on the main road near the place where this deponent now stands in company with Richard Lemaster now deceased who asked him if he knew of the bounds of any lands about this place which this deponent said he did not whereupon the said Richard Lamaster carried this deponent to a standing dead tree on or near the place where this deponent now stands the said tree now being down and told him it was a bound tree of a tract of land belonging to Thomas Barron or Dogwood Spring [sic.]
      (2) The deposition of Isaac Lamaster aged 50 years or thereabouts says that about 10 or 11 years ago [so ca. 1734) Richard Lamaster now deceased showed him a marked white oak where this deponent now stands being on the head of a valley and on the east side thereof and told him it was a bound tree of a tract of land belonging to Thomas Barron and a bound tree of a tract of land called Jarvis.
      (3) The deposition of Nathaniel Sute aged 66 years or thereabouts said that about 7 or 8 years ago [so ca. 1737] he heard John Lamaster say that about that time he saw a tract of land belonging to Thomas Barron called Dogwood Fortune and that they came over the main road by a tree where this deponent now stands being the fourth bound tree of this deponent's land.
      (4) The deposition of Thomas Jameson aged 45 years or thereabouts said that about 7 or 8 years ago [so ca. 1737] he was in company with John Lamaster now deceased riding along the main road near the place where this deponent now stands and the said John Lemaster showed him a stump of a tree on or near this place and told him it was the bound tree of a tract of land Mr. Burch bought of Mr. Bowling and also the bound tree of Nathaniel Sute's land, John Dent's land and Thomas Barron.
      (5) The deposition of Thomas Jameson aged 45 years or thereabouts said that about 30 years ago [so ca. 1715] his father Thomas Jameson now deceased showed him a bounded white oak being on the east side of a small valley where this deponent now stands and told him it was a bound tree of Caudle's land and also a bound tree of a tract of land called Jarvis.
      Source: Charles Co., Md. Court and Land Records, Liber Y No.2, pp. 181 and 343-44.
      Comment: "Dogwood Fortune," containing 210 acres in Charles Co., Md. was surveyed Apr. 1, 1705 for John Barron, beginning at a bound red oak a bound tree of a tract of land called "Bowlins Plaines."
      Source: Charles Co . Md. Rent Roll, 1642-1775, p. 377. For more on "Dogwood Fortune," see the Nov. 1716 will of Thomas' father, Thomas Barron Sr. Notice that in the first deposition above the land is called "Dogwood Spring" which is also the name used for it in Thomas Barron, Sr.'s will. The land seems to have been refered to by both names.
      These depositions show that Thomas Barron's land adjoined that of Nathaniel Suit. Thomas' son Abraham Barron m. into the Suit family. Deposition (4) shows that Thomas Barron's land adjoined "Bowling Plains" (the tract Mr. Burch bought of Mr. Bowling.) Thomas' sons Thomas Barron, Samuel Cooksey Barron and Justinian Barron all m. into the Burch family.
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      Charles County Land Record Book A#2, 1752-1756; Page (231). Jun 29, 1754 from Thomas Barron of CC, planter, to Robert Gill of CC, tailor, for 11,250 lbs of tobacco, part of a tract of land called Dogwood Fortune, in CC on the east side of Zackia Swamp, bounded by the southernmost corner of 50 acres of land now laid out of sd tract and part of the sd tract, for John Higton of CC, containing and laid out for about 150 acres. Signed - Thomas (T his mark) Barron. Wit - John Winter, Jas Nivison. Recorded Oct 5, 1754.
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      Charles County Land Record Book A#2, 1752-1756; Page (254). Aug 31, 1754 from Thomas Barron Sr of CC, planter, to Thomas Barron Jr of CC, planter, for 5000 lbs of tobacco, part of the tract of land called Dogwood Fortune, lying on the east side of Zackiah Swamp in CC, bounded by a tract of land called Bowlings Plains, containing and now laid out for about 60 acres, Signed - Thomas (T his mark) Barron. wit - Jno Winter, Jas Nivison. Recorded Nov 29, 1754.
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      1642-1753 Rent Rolls Charles County, Maryland Hundred - Newport: Rent Roll page/Sequence: 368-48: BOWLING PLAINES: 150 acres; Possession of - 150 Acres - Burch, Oliver: Surveyed 14 Aug 1671 for James Bowling at a bound Spanish oak the 3rd bound tree of BOWLINGS RESERVE: Other Tracts Mentioned: BOWLING RESERVE; ; ; other notes - 150 Acres - Justinian Burch from Oliver Burch; 30 Jan 1713, The year rent is 3 shillings,,
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      1642-1753 Rent Rolls Charles County, Maryland Hundred - Newport: Rent Roll page/Sequence: 377-11: DOGWOOD FORTUNE: 210 acres; Possession of - 210 Acres - Barron, John : Surveyed 1 April 1705 for John Barron beginning at a bound Red Oak a bound tree of a tract of land called BOWLINGS PLAINE: Other Tracts Mentioned: BOWLING PLAINE; Conveyance notes - {mm Note; not identified to a specific Hundred. Location identified by watercourse or nearby tract.}
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      Dogwood Fortune, 210 Acres; Certificate
      Developer/Owner: Barron, John 1706 Patent Record DD 5, p. 231 0 0 MSA S 1587-1183

      Dogwood Fortune, 210 Acres; Patent
      Developer/Owner: Barron, John 1706 Patent Record PL 2, p. 76 0 0 MSA S 1587-1184

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