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

Thomas Pearson

Male 1714 - 1744  (30 years)


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  • Name Thomas Pearson 
    Birth 1714  Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Death 18 May 1744  Fairfax County, Virginia - probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I20449  Tree1
    Last Modified 5 Apr 2024 

    Father Simon Pearson,   b. 1681, Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 16 Nov 1733, Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 52 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Female MNU Pearson   d. Abt 1729, Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship Stepchild 
    Marriage Abt 1712  Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F11519  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Anne Amelia Markham,   b. 1709, Ayr, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 29 Jun 1796, Fairfax County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 87 years) 
    Marriage Abt 1734  Fairfax County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Elizabeth Pearson,   b. Aft 1734, Fairfax County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [Father: natural]
     2. Margaret Pearson,   b. Bef 1738, Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [Father: natural]
     3. Simon Pearson,   b. Bef 1744, Truro Parish, Fairfax County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 16 Apr 1798, Truro Parish, Fairfax County, Virginia - probate Find all individuals with events at this location (Age > 54 years)  [Father: natural]
     4. Thomas Pearson,   b. Bef 1744, Fairfax County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this locationd. Aft 1798, Fairfax County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location (Age > 56 years)  [Father: natural]
    Family ID F13449  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Last Modified 5 Apr 2024 

  • Notes 
    • Will Book A, No. 1, of the Fairfax County Records, on Page 65.
      WILL OF THOMAS PEARSON.
      I give to my daughter Elizabeth Pearson my Negro man named Fawinshire when she shall attain to Lawfull age or be married.
      I give unto my daughter Marg't Pearson my Negro Man named Cato when she shall attain to Lawfull age or be married.
      I give unto Hugh West and his heirs forever that Tract of Land at Rankin's Point That he formerly conveyed to me.
      And the rest of my Estate to be Equally Divided between my wife and Other children not before mentioned.
      I appoint Nath'l Chapman, William Henry Terrett and Hugh West Exor. of this my Will.
      Witness my hand this 4th Dec'r 1743.
      Thos. Pearson (SEAL)
      Witness: Eliza. Markham Gerrard T. Trammel, Mary M. Trammel

      At a Court Continued and held for Fairfax County May 18, 1744.
      This Last Will and Testament of Thomas Pearson Deceased was Presented in Court by Nathaniel Chapman and William Henry Terrett Two of the Executors therein named who made Oath according to Law And the same is proved by Elizabeth Markham, Gerrard Trammel and Mary Trammel Witnesses thereto and is Admitted to Record And on motion of the said Executors and their per-forming what is Usuall in such Cases Certificate is granted them for Obtaining a Probat thereof in Due form.
      Test: Catesby Cocke CI Cur.

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      The Pearson Family page 133

      Source:
      Culbertson, Sidney Methiot,
      The Hunter family of Virginia and connections :
      embracing portions of families of Alexander, Pearson, Chapman, Travers, Tyler, West, Gray, Smith and Safford of Virginia, and Maclay, Colhoun and Culbertson of Pennsylvania
      Denver, Colo.: unknown, 1934, 311 pgs.

      It will be noticed that he mentions two daughters, Elizabeth and, Margaret and bequeaths the remainder of his estate to his wife and "other children not before mentioned," but does not name them. He married Miss Markham, in all probability the sister of the Elizabeth Markham who was one of the witnesses of the Will. It is also interesting to note that his two brothers-in-law, William Henry Terrett and Nathaniel Chapman, qualified as Executors of the Will and that no remembrance be-quests are made to the Travers family, who would have been his half brother and sisters had Hannah (Ball) (Travers) Pearson been his own mother; and no bequest is made at all to her although she was then alive.
      The bond filed by the executors May 18, 1744, in Fairfax County is interesting chiefly because of Lawrence Washington being one of the sureties.

      BOND OF NATHANIEL CHAPMAN AND WILLIAM HENRY TERRETT
      Know all men by These Presents That we Nathaniel Chapman, Wm. Henry Terrett, Lawrence Washington and James Baxter are held and firmly Bound unto John Colville Gent First Justice in Commission of the Peace for Fairfax County for and in behalf and to the sole Use and behoof of the Justices of the said County and their Successors in the sum of Five Hundred Pounds sterling to be paid to the said John Colville his Exors. Admn. and Assigns to the which payment well and truly to be made we bind ourselves and every of us our and every of our heirs, Exors. and Admn. Jointly and severally firmly by These Presents Sealed with our Seals Dated this xviii day of May 1744.
      The Condition of This Obligation is such that if the above Bound Nathaniel Chapman and William Henry Terrett Exors. of the Last Will and Testament of Thomas Pearson Gent Deceased Do make or Cause to be made a True and perfect Inventory of all and singular the Goods Chattells and Credits of the said Deceased which have or shall Come to the hands possession or knowledge of the said Nathaniel and William Henry or into the hands or possession of any Other person or persons for them and the same so made do Exhibit or Cause to be Exhibited into the County Court of Fairfax at such times as they shall thereto be required by the said Court and the same Goods Chattells and Credits and all other Goods Chattells and Credits of the said Deceased at the time of his Death or which at any time after shall come to the hands or possession of the said Nathaniel and William Henry or into the Hands or possession of any other person or persons for them Do Well and truely Administer according to Law and further Do make a Just and true Account of their Actings and Doings therein when thereunto required by the said Court And also Do well and truly pay and Deliver all the Legacies contained and specified in the said Testament as farr as the said Goods Chattells and Credits will thereunto Extend and the Law shall charge them Then this Obligation to be void and none Effect or also to remain in full force and Virtue.
      Sealed and Delivered in presence of
      Nath'l Chapman (SEAL)
      we Henry Terrett (SEAL)
      Lawr. Washington (SEAL)
      James Banter (SEAL)
      Nathaniel Chapman William Henry Terrett Lawrence Washington and James Baxter acknowledged this Bond in Fairfax County Court Continued the 18th day of May 1744 to be their act and Deed which is admitted to Record.
      Test
      Catesby Cocke Cl. Cur.

      Certified to, in 1933, by Mr. F. W. Richardson, Clerk of the Circuit Court of Stafford County, Virginia. And recorded in Will Book A, Na. 1,
      page 65 and examined.
      The writer has no information as to who were the "other children" who inherited the bulk of the property, save for the guardianship bond filed Feb. 18, 1745, in the matter of the minor 60 F, Simon Pearson (son of the above Thomas) , wherein William Henry Terrett was guardian and 2 E, Garrard Alexander surety. (See the Alexander Family for Gerard Alexander and see the West Family for 28 E, Hugh West, one of the legatees, and nominated an executor, in Thomas Pearson's Will).
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      ABSTRACTS OF WILLS, FAIRFAX CO., VA.
      (Liber A, B, Wills-by Eula K. Woodward) Page 133).
      Pearson, Simon. Wm. Henry Terret, guardian of, Feb. 18, 1745 (p. 144).
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      1732-1735 Prince William County, Virginia Deed Book B [June Whitehurst Johnson]:
      Pages 1-3. March 20, 1732. John Withers Harper of Prince William Co., planter to Thomas Pearson of Stafford Co., Gent.... for 80 lbs. sterl.... on north side of 4 Mile Cr.....150 a....being part of a tract of 6000 a. granted John Alexander. Deed of lease and release. John Withers (his mark) Harper
      Wit: Hugh French, John Grant, Thos. Robinson.
      Rec'd. of Thomas Pearson 80 lbs. sterl. March 21, 1732.
      At court March 21, 1732 John Withers Harper acknowledged this release with receipt to Thomas Pearson.
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      Prince William County, Virginia Deeds {June Whitehurst Johnson}: Liber D; 1738 - 1740; Pages 392-394. May 26, 1740. Thomnas Pearson of Truro Parish Pr. Wm., Gent. to William Grimes of same....150 a for term of natural ives of William Grimes, Nicholas Grimes Jr. and Phillip Grimes.
      Thos. Pearson
      Wits: Wm. Henry Terrett, Willm. Godfrey, Nicholis (N) Grimes. At Ct. May 26, 1740 Thomas Pearson acknowledged this lease.
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      Prince William County, Virginia Deeds [Antient Press]; Liber E; 1740 - 1741; Page 97-102
      THIS INDENTURE made the twenty second of Septembr. in the year of our Lord 1740 Between THOMAS PEARSON of the Parish of Truro and County of Prince William Gent of one part and JOHN HURST of said Parish and County Planter of other part Witnesseth that said THOMAS PEARSON for the Rents and Covenants herein after mentioned on part of the said JOHN HURST to be performed hath granted to farm let unto said JOHN HURST all that plantation being on the main Run of FOUR MILE CREEK in the Parish of Truro & County of Prince William aforesaid bounded Beginning at a marked Gum standing on the main run of FOUR MILE CREEK & running thence South West to a marked White Oak thence North West to two small Spanish Oaks thence North East to a White Oak thence South East to the beginning Gum containing one hundred acres of land To Have and To Hold unto said JOHN HURST from the date hereof during the natural lives of him the said JOHN HURST, ELIZABETH his Wife and JOHN Son of the said JOHN & ELIZABETH his Wife & during the natural life of either of them longest living paying during all the said term unto THOMAS PEARSON & his heirs the Rent of five hundred pounds of tobacco on every feast of the nativity of our Lord Christ during the continuance of this present Lease And if the said Rent be unpaid for the space of one Calender month and sufficient distress can be found that it may be lawful for said THOMAS PEARSON into the premises to reenter and also that said JOHN HURST at his own proper charges shall at all times during the term of three lives well & sufficiently repair & keep the said Plantation, And lastly, the said THOMAS PEARSON hath appointed GERRARD TRAMMEL his true & lawful Attorney for him to enter into some part thereof in the name of the whole & full & peaceable possession to take & had the like full & peaceable possession & Seisin thereof or some part in the name of the whole unto said JOHN HURST or to his certain Attorney to give & deliver. In Witness whereof the parties have set their hands & Seals
      in presence of us DANIEL FRENCH, THOS. PEARSON
      THOS.' ELZEY, BEN JA. RUSH JOHN HURST
      Memorandum that on the eighteen day of September 1740 possession was taken by GERRARD TRAMMEL the Attorney mentioned & by him delivered over unto JOHN HURST to hold in the presence of us
      THOSW WILLIAMS, REBECCA WILLIAMS GARRD, TRAMMELL
      At a Court held for Prince William County September the 22th 1740
      THOMAS PEARSON Gent, acknowledged this Lease to be his act deed & it was thereupon admitted to Record
      KNOW ALL MEN by these presents that I THOMAS PEARSON of the Parish of Truro in the County of Prince William Gent am held and firmly bound unto JOHN HURST in the penal sum of one hundred pounds Sterling money of Great Brittain this twenty second day of September in the year of our Lord 1740.

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