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

Thomas James

Male Bef 1719 - Aft 1759  (> 42 years)


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  • Name Thomas James 
    Birth Bef 1719  Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Death Aft 1759  Amelia County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I140717  Tree1
    Last Modified 22 Apr 2024 

    Father Thomas James,   b. 1688, Richmond County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 5 Jul 1727, Richmond County, Virginia - probate Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 39 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Grace MNU Kirkham,   b. Abt 1693, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this locationd. Aft 1727, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location (Age ~ 35 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Marriage Dec 1714  Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    Married:
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      1714-1715 Richmond County, Virginia Deed Book 7, Marriage Licenses; Part 1 [Antient Press]; Page 53-55;
      December 1714 THOMAS JAMES & GRACE KIRKHAM, Widow
    Family ID F20136  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Sarah Mothershead,   b. Abt 1730, Washington Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Marriage Bef 1756  Washington Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Thomas James,   b. Bef 1753, Lunenburg Parish, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [Father: natural]
    Family ID F18530  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Last Modified 22 Apr 2024 

    Family 2 Hester Drake,   b. Bef 1723   d. Aft 1745, King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location (Age > 24 years) 
    Children 
     1. Jemima James,   b. Abt 1743, King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this locationd. Aft 1745, King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location (Age ~ 3 years)  [Father: natural]
    Family ID F54954  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Last Modified 22 Apr 2024 

  • Notes 
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      1725-1753 Richmond County, Virginia Will Book 5 [Robert K. Headley, jr.]; Page 468
      - Anne DRAKE, wid; will; 3 Oct 1743, 4 Feb 1744/45
      s-i-1 Thomas JAMES;
      dau. [Hester];
      daus. child now called Jemima JAMES;
      mulatto boy William DEACONS;
      Clapon DRAKE;
      godson Thomas CLAYTOR;
      ex: dau;
      wits: Gabriel JOHNSON, Anne FLETCHER.
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      1750-1757 Richmond County, Virginia Deed Book 11; [Wesley E. Pippenger]; Page 147-150.
      Deed (of Feoffment), Memorandum, Receipt. 2 OCT 1752. Thomas James, of LP, to William Black, of Cople Parish, WC; for 105 pounds CMV; 150a, parcel in LP, being part of 300a of land left to the said Thomas James by his father formerly of the said county by will, which land joins that of William Harwidge on one side, a small run commonly known by the name of Ruin Run, on the other side of Rappahannock Run, and the land whereon the said Thomas James now lives on the other two sides. Signed Thomas [his T mark] James. Wits. John Minor, James Glover, Sampson D'movil.
      Memorandum. Receipt. Rec. 2 OCT 1752.
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      1750-1757 Richmond County, Virginia Deed Book 11; [Wesley E. Pippenger]; Page 315-318.
      Deed (of Feoffment), Memorandum, Receipt. 4 NOV 1754. Thomas James, of LP, to William Black, of Cople Parish, WC; for 71 pounds CM; 98a, parcel in LP, adj. to and being part of a parcel of land formerly belonging to the said Thomas James [Jr.] and left him by Thomas James his father formerly of said LP, as wil appear by thel LWT [1727] of said Thomas James the Elder, in the clerk's office of RC; which parcel of land the said Thomas Younger sold to the said William Black, adj. a small poplar standing in the head of a branch that divides this land and the land of William Black formerly mentioned, the mouth of the said branch standing on the east side of the main run of Rappahannock Creek, corner of another parcel of the said Black purchased of William Hardwick, a small branch that divides this land and the land formerly Hardwick's now in possession of said Black [metes and bounds omitted] the line of the land formerly Hardwick's and corner to the land the said Black formerly bought of the said James, to beg. Signed Thomas [his T mark] James. Wits. Alexa. Spark, Thomas Davis Jr., James Craig. Memorandum. receipt.
      Rec. 4 NOV 1754.

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      1754-1756 Westmoreland County, Virginia Deeds & Will Book 12, Part 2 [Antient Press]; Page 82-84
      THIS INDENTURE made the 25th day of August in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and fifty three; Between ROBERT VAULX of Washington Parish in County of Westmorland, Gent., of one part and THOMAS JAMES of the Parish of Lunenburg and County of RICHMOND, Planter, of other part; Witnesseth that ROBERT VAULX in consideration of the yearly rents and covenants herein after reserved and menconed on the behalf of ROBERT VAULX to be paid done and performed, hath and by these presents doth demise lease and to farm let unto THOMAS JAMES and THOMAS JAMES, his Son, and SARAH his Wife during their and each of their natural lives one tract of land lying in the Parish of Washington and County of Westmorland, the same containing by estimation one hundred twenty five acres more or less and bounded; Beginning at a large white Oak upon the South side of the Main Road that leads to the Westmorland Court House, thence running Southerly along a line of markt trees down a value to three markt sapliri Oaks to the head of a Branch, thence down the Branch to a Maple corner between this land and FITZHUGH's, thence from the said Maple to another corner of said FITZHUGHs and this land, thence along the said line of FITZHUGH's to the said Main Road, thence up the Road to the beginning, together with all houses profits commodities and appurtenances to the same belonging; To have and to hold the tract of land with the appurtenances during the term of the natural lives of THOMAS JAMES and THOMAS JAMES his Son and SARAH his Wife or the longest liver of them; paying therefore every year unto ROBERT VAULX his heirs the yearly rent of one thousand pounds of nett tobacco in one hogshead with the cask according to Law as also every year during the term four capons or six laying hens upon the twenty fifth day of December every year; and THOMAS JAMES and THOMAS JAMES his Son and SARAH his Wife doth covenant and agree with ROBERT VAULX his heirs that they will plant within three years after the date hereof one hundred and twenty five Apple trees and two hundred and fifty Peach trees on some part of the demsied premises and in such manner as ROBERT VAULX his heirs shall direct; In Witness whereof the parties to these presents have interchangeably set their hands and seals the day and year first above written
      Sealed and delivered in presence of
      JAMES RUSSELL, R. VAULX
      EDWARD MUSE, THOMAS his mark JAMES
      JOHN BULGER
      JAMES RUSSELL, JUNR.
      Westmorland Sct. At a Court continued and held for the said County the 27th day of March Anno Dom: 1754 ROBERT VAULX, Gent., came into Court and personally acknowledged this Deed of Lease for Lives by him passed to THOMAS JAMES, THOMAS JAMES his Son, and SARAH his Wife, to be his proper act and deed, and on the mocon of the said THOMAS JAMES admitted to Record Recorded the 14th day of May Anno Dom: 1754 per G. L., C. C. W.
      Test GEORGE LEE, C. C. W.
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      1757-1768 Richmond County, Virginia Deed Book 12; [Wesley E. Pippenger]; Page 96-99.
      Bargain and Sale, Receipt. 30 MAR 1759. William Black, of Maryland, merchant, to Thomas Wright, of LP, RC, planter; for 268 pounds 13 shillings 4 pence CMV; 248a in two tracts of land in Lunenburg Parish, which said parcels the said William Black purchased of Thomas James late of RC but now of Amelia Co., by two separate indentures at two several times, one for 98a of land, part of the premises hereby intended to be granted, dated 4 NOV 1754, which said indenture refers to the former one made by the said Thomas James to said William Black for 150a, the remaining part of the premises hereby intended to be sold, the whole cont. 248a. Signed William Black. Wits. Richard Parker, Edmond Bulger, Thomas Asbury. Receipt. Rec. 2 APR 1759.

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