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

Thomas Holmes

Male Bef 1627 - Bef 1675  (< 48 years)


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  • Name Thomas Holmes 
    Birth Bef 1627 
    Gender Male 
    Death Bef 11 Oct 1675  New Kent County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I116892  Tree1
    Last Modified 22 Apr 2024 

    Family ID F49102  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Catherine MNU Holmes,   b. Maryland Find all individuals with events at this locationd. Aft 1696, King & Queen County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Marriage Bef 1670  New Kent County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Sarah Holmes,   b. Bef 1674   d. 1715, St. John's Parish, King & Queen County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location (Age > 41 years)  [Father: natural]
     2. Catherine Holmes  [Father: natural]
    Family ID F49101  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Last Modified 22 Apr 2024 

    Family 2 Margery Burnham   d. Aft 1656, York County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F40745  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Last Modified 22 Apr 2024 

  • Notes 
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      1654-1661 Lancaster County, Virginia Deed & Wills [Antient Press]; Page 46-49
      IN THE NAME OF GOD Amen I ROWLAND BURNHAM of Rappahannock in Virginia being by Gods Grace intended to make a voiage for England in the Ship ANTHONY OF LONDON & being weak & sickly in body but of good & p:fect memory & not knowing how it may please God to deale with me in the sd voiage do for better ordering & secureing my Estate here in Virginia make & ordain this my last Will & Testamt. in manner & form following. First I bequeath my body to the ground to receive internment at the discretion of my freinds where it shall please God I shall depart this life & my sould into the hands of Jesus Christ my blessed Saviour & Redeemer & for my Estate which it hath pleased God to bless me with I dispose of as fotloweth. I give & bequeath unto my Brother, THOMAS HOLMES, of YORK RIVER & to my Sister, MARGERY HOLMES his Wife, each of them Twenty Shillings apeice to by each of them a Ring
      I give unto my loveing Friend, FRANCYS COLE, of Rappahannock River & to ALICE COLE his Wife, twenty Shill. a peice to buy them each a Ring & more I give unto her the sd ALICE COLE ten pounds Sterl. to be laid out in Plate for her own use
      I give unto my Son. JOHN BURNHAM, one Negro boy called Francys being within very little of his own age & being the Son of the Negro Woman Gillian, now Wife to Great Peter
      I give unto my Daughter, ELLIANOR BURNHAM one Negro girl called Sara being the Daughter of the Negro woman Joane & now about two years & halfe old
      I give unto my two Eldest Sons, THOMAS & JOHN BURNHAM, two English youth called TIMOTHY DONER & EDMOND both of them for the full term of tyme they have to serve and also I do give unto them two Negro men called Little Peter & Dicke, & one Negro woman called Joane, with what Children she shall bear from this date to them & their heirs forever
      I give unto my Daughter, ELLEANOR BURNHAM, & to my Son, FRAN: BURNHAM, three English Servts., called JOHN HENLEY, DAVID WATKINS & JOHN LEWYS, and one Negro youth called Harry & one Negro girl called Barbary the English for the full terme of time they have to serve, the Negroes forever, both of them & their heirs
      I give unto my Sons, JOHN BURNHAM, FRANCYS BURNHAM & to my Daughter, ELLIANOR BURNHAM the full one halfe of all my Stock of Cattle male & female which shall be found liveing at the division of this my sd Estate to them & their heirs forever as for my Son, THOMAS BURNHAM, he hath a sufficient stock of Cattle of his own
      I give unto my Sons, THOMAS, JOHN & FRANCYS & to my Daughter, ELLIANOR BURNHAM the full halfe of all my stock of hogs which shall be found liveing at the division of my sd Estate or afterwards found
      I give unto my Sons, THOMAS, JOHN &FRANCYS BURNHAM & to my Daughter, ELLIANOR BURNHAM the full two thirds of all my next Crop both Come, tobo &what else is planted & made & the other third part to be & belong to their Mother, ALICE BURNHAM, my Wife, the tobo: to be divided by lot & my sd Childrens two thirds to be shipped altogether under my old mark unto Mr. JEFFERYES & Mr. COLCLOUGH in LONDON & my Wife may join hers with theirs if she please & have the produce sent her. I give unto my Sons THOMAS, JOHN & FRANCYS BURNHAM & to my Daughter, ELLIANOR BURNHAM, the full two thirds of all the axes, hoes, saws, wedges, both new & old & of all other tools belongin to me as also I give unto them the two thirds of all the nailes the like of all the ropes & what other things shall be necessary for the service & work of their Servants
      I also give unto them the full two thirds of all my guns, powder & shot & salt
      I give & bequeath unto my sd Sons & Daughter the two thirds of all the rugs & beding belonging to me (except my feather beds & to each feather bed its rug &what curtains belongs to them) these to be for my Wife & I also give unto them the one halfe of all the pots kettle & skillets in the House & the one halfe of all the pailes & one third of all the trays and I also give unto them the two thirds of all shoes stockings woolen linnen canvas & thread which is for the use of the Servants that shall be in the house at my death & the one halfe of the poultry
      I give unto my sd Son & Daughter FRANCYS & ELLEANOR BURNHAM each of them one
      trunk for their own use & one good chest
      As for all my lands being two Devidents which on the South side of Rappahannock River where I now live with all the buildings & orchards thereof I freely give & bequeath unto my three Sons, THOMAS, JOHN & FRANCYS BURNHAM, to be divided betwixt them when my Son THOMAS shall come to the age of Twenty years & he the sd THOMAS shall at the division have his first choice in regard of his birth right my will is that all my debts which are eyeing to me or which shall be due shall satisfy such debts & engagements as I shall owe to others
      I give & bequeath unto my sd Wife, ALICE BURNHAM, the rest of my Estate here in Virginia which is not already herein disposed of to say Five English Servants, three great Negroes, one Negro Child of Gillian; halfe of all my Stocke of Cattle, halfe of all my hogs, one third part of this next Crop of tobo: & come, all the feather beds & furniture in the house, all the Plate I have in the house withall table linnen & linnen for bedding, tables, chairs, stools & pewter in the house with seventy pounds Sterl, or near upon which is in her custody, she paying out of the same Four pounds to buy four rings given for Legacys all I give her my Boat & furniture & all such Plate as shall come out of England for her this year & such goods as shall be properly bought for herself with what else of my Estate here in this Plantation not disposed of as for the goods which shall come out of England this next return for the use of the family & Servts, & the accomodations of the house I freely give two thirds thereof unto my four above named Children & the other third to her. My Will is that my Wife shall enjoy the third part of the houses & clear ground for the imployment of her Servants dureing her widowhood & no longer but them to depart without injureing the houses or drawing a naile about or in any of them
      I make ordain & appoint my loveing Freinds, FRANCIS COLE & my Brother, THOMAS HOLMES to be Overseers of this my last Will &Testament & to take all my Childrens Estate into their hands at proveing of my Will & division of the Estate which shall be done within two days after the Will is proved; But my will is that none of the Childrens Estate shall be removed from of the Plantation but to be there kept & imployed & the crops of tobo: yearly sent to England. I utterly renounce all former wills this only to stand in full force. God send us a joyful meeting in heaven amen. Given under my hand & seale this 12th of Febr: 1655
      Signed sealed & published as by last Will &Testament ROW: BURNHAM
      FRANCIS COLE his marke the seale
      JOHN VAUSE, ROBERT TAYLOR
      Ad Cur 14d. Ja: 1656
      FRANCIS COLE, JO: VAUSE & ROBERT TAYLOR made Oath that this is the last Will of Mr. BURNHAM deced. Recordatr: primo Martii 1656 Jur In Cur Test me EDW. DALE Cl Cur
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      Minutes of the Council and General Court of Colonial Virginia. Edited by H. R. McIlwaine. 975.5 V817M
      p. 426. October 11, 1675. In the difference between Robert Bird as marrying the relict of Mr. Thomas Holmes, Plt. and Robert Holmes, Deft. Upon an appeal from New Kent Co. Court being fully heard, it is ordered that the order of New Kent Co. be made void, and that the said Holmes pay full costs. Mr. Bird in court freely gives the costs of the said Holmes.
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      Title Holmes, Thomas.
      Publication 7 July 1647.
      Other Format Available on microfilm. Virginia State Land Office. Patents 1-42, reels 1-41.
      Related See also the following surname(s): Homes.
      Note Location: County location not given.
      Description: 200 acres on York River opposite to the mouth of Matapony above the land of Martin Westerlin.
      Source: Land Office Patents No. 2, 1643-1651, p. 108 (Reel 2).
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      Title AbrahaIl, Robert, Capt.
      Publication 27 April 1653.
      Other Format Available on microfilm. Virginia State Land Office. Patents 1-42, reels 1-41.
      Note Location: York County.
      Description: 160 acres on the South side of York river. Opposite to Mattapony river; adjoins Thomas Holmes’ land.
      Source: Land Office Patents No. 3, 1652-1655, p. 30 (Reel 2).
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      Title Holmes, Thomas.
      Publication 25 May 1654.
      Other Format Available on microfilm. Virginia State Land Office. Patents 1-42, reels 1-41.
      Related See also the following surname(s): Homes.
      Note Location: York County.
      Description: 434 acres on the south west side of York River and on the back part of the land of Richard Jackson.
      Source: Land Office Patents No. 3, 1652-1655, p. 28 (Reel 2).
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      Title Chapman, George.
      Publication 12 October 1657.
      Gen. note "This patent deserted and taken up by Mr. Dibdall." See margin.
      Other Format Available on microfilm. Virginia State Land Office. Patents 1-42, reels 1-41.
      Related See also the following surname(s): Champman.
      Note Location: New Kent County.
      Description: 160 acres in the Parish of Blisland beg.g at Thomas Holmes corner tree. .
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      Title Holmes, Thomas.
      Publication 13 January 1661.
      Other Format Available on microfilm. Virginia State Land Office. Patents 1-42, reels 1-41.
      Related See also the following surname(s): Homes.
      Note Location: New Kent County.
      Description: 1100 acres on the south side of Pyanketank Swamp; Beg.g at three small oaks by an Indian path.
      Source: Land Office Patents No. 4, 1655-1664, p. 395 (Reel 4).
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      Title Holmes, Thomas.
      Publication 13 January 1661.
      Other Format Available on microfilm. Virginia State Land Office. Patents 1-42, reels 1-41.
      Related See also the following surname(s): Homes.
      Note Location: New Kent County.
      Description: 1024 acres on the north side of Mattapony River and on the south side of Peanketank Swamp on the north east side Cheescake path.
      Source: Land Office Patents No. 4, 1655-1664, p. 395 (Reel 4).
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      Title Holmes, Thomas.
      Publication 18 March 1662.
      Gen. note Formerly gtd. sd. Holmes July 3. 1653. renewed.
      Other Format Available on microfilm. Virginia State Land Office. Patents 1-42, reels 1-41.
      Related See also the following surname(s): Homes.
      Note Location: County location not given.
      Description: 25 acres of marsh, opposite to the present plantation of the sd. Holmes.
      Source: Land Office Patents No. 5, 1661-1666 (v.1 & 2 p.1-369), p. 232 (Reel 5).
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      Title Holmes, Thomas.
      Publication 27 March 1667.
      Other Format Available on microfilm. Virginia State Land Office. Patents 1-42, reels 1-41.
      Related See also the following surname(s): Homes.
      Note Location: New Kent County.
      Description: 575 acres on the S. W. side of Peanketank Swamp, adjoining the land said Holmes now liveth.
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      Title Mead, Tho:.
      Publication 6 October 1675.
      Other Format Available on microfilm. Virginia State Land Office. Patents 1-42, reels 1-41.
      Note Location: New Kent County.
      Description: 640 acres on the N. Wt. side of Mattapony River, and on the branches of Peanketank main swamp about two miles from a parcel of land of Tho: Holmes.
      Source: Land Office Patents No. 6, 1666-1679 (pt.1 & 2 p.1-692), p. 570 (Reel 6).
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      Title Bird, Robert.
      Publication 16 April 1683.
      Other Format Available on microfilm. Virginia State Land Office. Patents 1-42, reels 1-41.
      Related See also the following surname(s): Burd, Byrd.
      Note Location: New Kent County.
      Description: 330 acres joining to the land of Thomas Holmes, decd. Beg.g &c. white oak of Thomas Holmes land, thence &c. to the land of Timothy Carter, thence &c. to a branch of the third branch.
      Source: Land Office Patents No. 7, 1679-1689 (v.1 & 2 p.1-719), p. 282 (Reel 7).
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      Title Byrd, Robert.
      Publication 20 September 1683.
      Other Format Available on microfilm. Virginia State Land Office. Patents 1-42, reels 1-41.
      Related See also the following surname(s): Bird, Burd.
      Note Location: New Kent County.
      Description: 700 acres beg.g &c. white oak dividend of Thomas Holmes.
      Source: Land Office Patents No. 7, 1679-1689 (v.1 & 2 p.1-719), p. 308 (Reel 7).

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