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

Hugh Thomas

Male Abt 1663 - 1718  (~ 55 years)


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  • Name Hugh Thomas 
    Born Abt 1663  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Aug 1718  Westmoreland County, Virginia - probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I12359  Tree1
    Last Modified 12 Aug 2022 

    Father Hugh Thomas,   b. 1638, Llanmadoc, Glamorgan, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1688, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 50 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Anne Samuel,   b. Abt 1645,   d. Aft 1691, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 47 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married Abt 1662  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F1680  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Anne Smith,   b. Abt 1696, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Sep 1719, Cople Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 23 years) 
    Married Abt 1712  Cople Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Hugh Thomas,   b. Abt 1712, Cople Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1751, Fairfax County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 40 years)  [natural]
     2. Daniel Thomas,   b. Abt 1713, Cople Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
    Last Modified 12 Aug 2022 
    Family ID F8526  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      From: Peggy Thomas Maison [PacRat324@msn.com]
      Note: The will for James Thomas (wife Sarah) can be found in Westmoreland County Wills Database 1654-1800 @ Ancestry. The will for Hugh II, and Peter Smith can also be found here. Anne Smith Thomas, wife of Hugh II. The will for Hugh II dated Nov 1717and proved Aug 1718. The will for James Thomas dated 1 Dec 1742 and proved 31 May 1743. James did leave land to William Thomas, son of his daughter Katherine. She married her cousin, Daniel Thomas, son of Hugh II.
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      From: Peggy Thomas Maison [Email: PacRat324@msn.com]
      Note: I have found records of a David and Joseph in Charles Co. and believe them to be son's of Hugh I. Listed in Tax records 1733, Port Tobacco,Charles County,along with John for "Want Water" is David. Also listed for "Wales","White Oak Plaine","Richards Delight" is Joseph Thomas. Joseph's last listing in Port Tobacco tax records is in 1758. Joseph is listed as next of kin in the will of John Cofer. "Fortune" goes from Hugh I, to John Sr., to John Cofer and Elizabeth Thomas Cofer. At the time of John Cofer's will, I find Hugh II, David, John Sr., James, and Margery are gone. Joseph is an elder at this time and since I do not know of any cousin's to Hugh I's children in Charles County, I have come to believe Joseph is Elizabeth's brother. What do you think? Have you come across these records? I have searched hundreds of family trees and records and I always come to the same conclusion. P.S. There is also a Morris Thomas in Port Tobacco but I have yet to find a connection to the family of Hugh I
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      1718-1721 Westmoreland County, Virginia Order Book, Part 7 [Antient Press]; Page 13
      Westmoreland County Court 30th day of July 1718.
      The last Will and Testament of HUGH THOMAS, decd. was presented into Court by ANN THOMAS his Exorx. who made oath thereto and proved by the oath of PETER SMITH one of the witnesses thereto to admitt to record and upon mocon of the said ANN and her performing what is usual in such cases Certificate is granted her for obtaining a Probate thereof in due form and It is ordered that WILLIAM RUST,
      WILLIAM TEYNEY, CHARNOCK COX &WILLIAM GARLAND or any three of them being first sworn before one of his Majesties Justices for the Peace do some time before the next Court to be held for the County aforesaid value and appraise the said TestatorsEstate in money and make report thereof to the said Court.
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      1740-1742 Westmoreland County, Virginia Deeds & Will Book 9, Part 2 [Antient Press]; Page 140-141
      IN THE NAME OF GOD, Amen. the tenth day of January 1738, I PETER SMITH of County of Westmoreland in Virginia being in health and perfect mind and memory thanks be given unto God therefore, calling to mind the mortality of my body and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die do make and ordain this my Last Will and Testament, that is to say, principally and first of all I give and recommend my Soul into the hands of God that gave it and my body I recommend to the Earth to be buryed in a decent Christian buryal at the discretion of my Executor, nothing doubting but at the general resurrection I shall receive the same again by the mighty power of God. And as touching such worldly Estate wherewith it hath pleased
      God to bless me in this life, I give demise and dispose of the same in the following manner and form.
      Imprimis I give and bequeath to my Daughter, MARY FLEMING, Forty eight acres of land where she now lives according to the courses of a Survey that BARBER made, beginin g at a corner tree of WHETOTONs Land to her and her heirs for ever;
      Item. I give to my Son, PETER SMITH, the remaining part of all the Land that I possess in Westmoreland County to him and his heirs for ever;
      Item. I give to my Son, JAMES SMITH, three hundred and twenty acres of land in PRINCE WILLIAM County lying and being upon BULL RUN where he now lives to him and his heirs for ever;
      Item. I give and bequeath to my Son. THOMAS SMITH, three hundred and twenty five acres of land in the aforesaid County where he now lives to him and his heirs for ever; Item. I give to my Son, WILLIAM SMITH, three hundred and twenty five acres of land in the aforesaid County to his likeing out of the remaining part of the same tract of land to him and his heirs for ever;
      Item. I give to my Daughter. ABIGAIL FLEMING and my Grand Daughter, ANNE BAILEY the remaining part of that tract of land in PRINCE WILLIAM County aforesaid, my Daughter. ABIGAIL, having the first choice, to them and their heirs for ever;
      And as for what moveable Estate it hath pleased God to bestow upon me I give and bequeath as followeth,
      Item. I give and bequeath to the heirs of my Son, JOHN SMITH, one Shilling Sterling money:
      Item. I give to my Son, JAMES SMITH, one Shilling Sterling money;
      Item. I give to my Son, THOMAS SMITH, one Shilling Sterling money;
      Item. I give to my Son, WILLIAM SMITH, one Shilling Sterling money;
      Item I give to the heirs of my Daughter, ANNE THOMAS, one Shilling Sterling money; Item. I give to my Daughter MARY FLEMING, one Shilling Sterling money
      Item. I give to my Daughter, HANNAH WARE, one Shillings Sterling money:
      Item. I give to my Daughter, MARTHA McCLANAHAM, a feather bed at the discretion
      of my Executor hereafter named;
      Item. I give to my Daughter, ABIGAIL FLEMING, one Shilling Sterling money;
      Item. And the rest of my moveable Estate not already bequeathed, I give and bequeath to my Son, PETER SMITH, whom I likewise constitute make and ordain my whole and sole Executor of this my Last Will and Testament; And I do hereby utterly disallow revoke and dissannull all and every other former Testaments, Wills, Legacies and Bequests and Executors by me in any ways before named willed and bequeathed, ratifying and confirming this and no other to be my Last Will and Testament; In Witness whereof I have hreunto set my hand and seal the day and year above written
      Signed Sealed Published Pronounced and Declared by
      PETER SMITH as his Last Will and Testament in the
      presence of us witnesses JAMES WALKER, PETER SMITH
      STEPHEN BAILEY, JUNR, HUGH THOMAS
      Westmoreland ss. At a Court held for the said County the 28th day of April 1741 This Last Will and Testament of PETER SMITH, deceased, being presented into Court by PETER SMITH, his Son and Executor, who made Oath thereto and being proved by the
      Oaths of all the witnesses thereto is admitted to Record; And upon the motion of the said Executor and his performing what is usual in such cases, Certificate is granted him for obtaining a Probate thereof in due form
      Recorded the Twelfth day of May 1741

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