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

Thomas Norris

Male 1609 - 1675  (66 years)


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  • Name Thomas Norris 
    Born 1609  Congham, Norfolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Nov 1675  Talbot County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I11879  Tree1
    Last Modified 29 Nov 2021 

    Family Anne Hynson,   b. 1612, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef Jul 1668, Talbot County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 56 years) 
    Married 1637  Nansemond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Thomas Norris,   b. 1638, Nansemond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Jun 1683, Kent County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 45 years)  [natural]
     2. Geoffrey Edward Norris,   b. Oct 1639, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     3. Daniel Norris,   b. Apr 1643, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Aug 1709, Kent County, Maryland - Account Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 66 years)  [natural]
     4. Alice Norris,   b. Jun 1644, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     5. Cuthbert Norris,   b. Aug 1645, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     6. Robert Norris,   b. Dec 1647, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1698, Shrewsbury, Kent, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 50 years)  [natural]
     7. Anne 'Hannah' Norris,   b. 1650, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1685, Talbot County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 35 years)  [natural]
     8. John Norris,   b. 1652, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Aug 1710, St. Mary's County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 29 Nov 2021 
    Family ID F2918  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Sources:
      Title: The Norris Family of MD and VA
      Author: Harry Alexander Davis
      Publication: 1941
      Note:
      Copy supplied by Rita Norris, 522 Probasco Street, Cincinnati, OH 45220
      Title: GenCircles.com
      Page: Bock, Hollowell, Grigg, Bowen, Clayton, etc.

      Thomas Norris Sr. was the beloved son of Geoffrey Norris and Anne Mary Myles. Thomas was born in 1608 in Congham, Norfolk, England and died in Nov. 1675 in Talbot Co., MD at the age of 67. Thomas ran away from home as a boy of eleven years and went to sea. He landed in Nansemond County, Virginia Colony about 1631 and chose to remain in America. He was the first member of his family to settle in America. He migrated to Saint Mary's County, Maryland about 1634. He married Ann Hynson the daughter of Thomas Hynson, Esquire of Nansemond County, VA and Kent County, MD. Thomas became a planter with his brother-in-law, Daniel Glover, who married Ann's sister. Thomas and Daniel migrated to Talbot County, MD in 1665 and bought four hundred acres of land. Thomas also had a land grant of two hundred acres called "Norrisderry" on the Chester River. He died just prior to Nov. 1675 in the midst of another land transaction. It was completed by his son, Thomas Junior.

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      Children of Thomas Norris and Ann Hynson:

      1. Thomas Norris Jr., b. 1638 in Norrisberry, Saint Marys County, MD.
      2. Geoffrey Norris, b, Abt. 1641 in Saint Mary's County, MD.
      3. Edward Norris, b. Oct. 1639 in St. Marys County, MD.
      4. Daniel Norris, b. Apr. 1643 in MD.
      5. Alice Norris, b. Jun. 1644 in MD.
      6. Cuthbert Norris, b. Aug. 1645 in MD.
      7. Robert Norris, b. Dec. 1647 in MD.
      8. Hannah Ann Norris, b. Abt. 1650 in MD.
      9. John Norris, b. 1652 in MD.

      Thomas NORRIS was born 1609 in Congham, Norfolk, England, and died Nov 1675 in , Talbot, Maryland. He was the son of 2. Geoffrey NOREYS and 3. Mrs-Geoffrey NOREYS. He married Anne HYNSON 1637 in , Nansemond, Virginia, daughter of Thomas HYNSON and Anna Mrs-Thomas HYNSON. She was born 1612 in , , England, and died 1668 in , Talbot, Maryland.

      Children of Thomas NORRIS and Anne HYNSON are:

      i. Thomas NORRIS was born 1638 in , St Mary's, Maryland, and died Jun 1683 in , Kent, Maryland. He married Martha IRONMONGER 1661 in , Northumberland County, Virginia
      ii. Geoffrey Edward NORRIS was born Oct 1639 in , St Mary's, Maryland, and died 1696 in Baltimore, Baltimore, Maryland. He married Mary FREEMAN 1660 in , St Mary's, Maryland.
      iii. Daniel NORRIS was born Apr 1643 in , St Mary's, Maryland, and died 23 Mar 1707 in , St Mary's, Maryland. He married Elizabeth UNKNOWN Abt 1663 in , , Maryland.
      iv. Alice NORRIS was born Jun 1644 in , Nansemond, Virginia. She married William EVANS 1668 in , Talbot, Maryland.
      v. Cuthbert NORRIS was born 1645 in , Nansemond, Virginia, and died 1668 in , , At Sea.
      vi. Robert NORRIS was born Dec 1647 in , St Mary's, Maryland, and died 1698 in Shrewsbury, Kent, Maryland. He married Tabitha OSTLEY Abt 1673 in , Talbot, Maryland. She was born Abt 1654 in , Talbot, Maryland.
      vii. Anne NORRIS was born 1650 in , St Mary's, Maryland, and died 1685. She married Francis SHEPHERD Abt 1670 in , , Maryland.
      viii. John NORRIS was born 1652 in , St Mary's, Maryland, and died 2 Aug 1710 in , St Mary's, Maryland. He married Susannah HEARD Abt 1680 in , St Mary's, Maryland.
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      There were several different men named Thomas Norris living in Maryland in the second half of the 17th century. One was definitely living in Talbot Co., Maryland as early as 1663. In that year he served on a jury of the Talbot County Court. Others serving with him included Daniel Glover, Thomas Hynson, Sr. and Jr., and John Boules.[1] The only documented relationship this Thomas Norris has to Ann Hynson in Maryland is a record in the Talbot County Land Records in which Ann Hynson gives him a letter of attorney to complete a land transaction.[2] A man named Thomas Norris patented 3 large tracts of land in Talbot and Kent counties. A thorough search of the land records revealed that some of these patents were vacated and some were sold by Daniel Norris. In his will of 1706 Daniel Norris mentions three tracts of land taken up by my brother, Thomas and left me. [3] There is no will for Thomas Norris, but there is an administration of the estate which names Daniel Norris as the next-of-kin. There are no children mentioned for this Thomas Norris of Talbot County.[4]

      1 Vol. 54 Archives of Maryland pg. 386
      2 Talbot Co. Land Records GG3/110
      3 MD Preg. Court Wills Liber 12/242
      4 Maryland Archives, Bonds Box 1/60

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