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

Rebecca Thomas

Female Bef 1664 - Bef 1718  (< 54 years)


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  • Name Rebecca Thomas 
    Born Bef 1664  Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died Bef 1718  Cople Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I24770  Tree1
    Last Modified 29 Nov 2021 

    Father William 'Great Wicomico' Thomas,   b. Abt 1623,   d. 21 Aug 1678, Wicomico, Northumberland County, Virginia - Admin Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 55 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Rebecca Philpott,   b. Bef 1644, Kent Island, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1665, Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 21 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married Bef 10 Sep 1664  Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F16464  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Josiah Pitt,   b. Bef 1660,   d. Between 1689 and 1694, Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 29 years) 
    Married Bef 1683  Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 29 Nov 2021 
    Family ID F16461  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 James Orchard,   b. Bef 1650, Sittingbourne Parish, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Sep 1703, Cople Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia - probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 53 years) 
    Married Between 1689 and 1694  Cople Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 29 Nov 2021 
    Family ID F16462  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 3 Thomas Bonum,   b. Bef 1664, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Jan 1718, Westmoreland County, Virginia - probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 54 years) 
    Married Abt 1704  Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 29 Nov 2021 
    Family ID F16463  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 


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      1683-1686 Northumberland County, Virginia Order Book, Part 3; [Antient Press]; Page 210
      Northumberland County Court 16th of January 1683/4
      - PITTS his Comm. of Admon
      A Commission of Administration is granted Mr. JOSIAS PITTS who marryed REBECCA, the Daughter of Mr. WILLIAM THOMAS, deceased, on the Estate of the said THOMAS, he giveing caution according to Law
      - The Bond JOSIAS PITTS, JAMES CLAUGHTON and JAMES JOHNSON doe oblige themselves joyntly and severally in the penall sum of forty thousand pounds of tobacco and caske that JOSIAS PITTS shall duly administer on the Estate WILLIAM THOMAS, deceased, and exhibite an Inventory thereof according to Law
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      1654-1800 Westmoreland County, Virginia Wills [Augusta B. Fothergill]; Page 35
      ORCHARD, JAMES, 24 April 1694; 29 September 1703.
      Estate to wife Rebecca; land on Totusky between Westmoreland and Richmond counties.
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      1687/6-1688/9 Westmoreland County, Virginia Order Book, Part 6 [John Frederick Dorman];
      Page 683 [1 Nov. 1688]
      Josiah Pitt and Rebecca ux. and Samll. Bonam an infant per Jno. Baker per cheancey [chancery?] vs. Wm. Payne. Referd.
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      1687/6-1688/9 Westmoreland County, Virginia Order Book, Part 6 [John Frederick Dorman];
      Page 683 [1 Nov. 1688]
      Josiah Pit and Rebeccah uxor. and Sam: Bonum Junr. per Jno. Baker, prochein amy , vs. William Payne. The plaintiffs per Dennys Cartey their atturnie demand a tract of land containing 150 acres. The defendant by Robert Brent his atturnie requires of Cartey some authoritie or letter of atturnie whereby hee is legally enabled to demand the land, Josiah Pitt being absent and his wife Rebeccah under covert, to which Cartey replyes that hee hath paid for the recording of-a letter of atturnie from Pitt constituteirig Cartey his atturnie in all matters whars0ever that shall concerne Pitt in Virginia, that by the same letter of atturnie recorded in the Generall Court hee hath recovered lands for the use of Pitt in this Countie and produceth in Court a receipt for payment of the charge of recording the same. But the Court are of the opinion that hee hath made noe legall power appear to them whereby to demand the lands and nonsuite the plaintiffs. From which judgment Dennys Cartey appeales to the fifth day of the next Generall Court with whome Mr. Robert Carter became securitie, and John Minor with the defendant William Payne.
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      1691-1699 Westmoreland County, Virginia Deeds-Wills No. 2; [John Frederick Dorman-1801 transcript];
      Pages 178a-179. 20 June 1698. James Orchard and Rebecca my wife, Samll. Bonum, Margarett Rust widow, and Thomas Bonum to George Eskridge of Youcomoco in Cople Parish. For 5 shillings to each. All interest in 150 acres by virtue of the last will of John Powell or otherwise. John Powell late of Youcomoco in Cople Parish, Westmoreland County, pattented 150 acres in Youcomoco formerly in the tenure of William Clements and late of William Paine, both deceased. John Powell made his last will and thereby devised the aforesaid land unto Joanna his then wife for her life and after her decease to the children of his two daughters in law Rebecca Thomas and Margarett Bonum equally. Joanna likewise dyed, whereby the said land came unto the children of Rebecca and Margarett. Rebecca Thomas had only one daughter, named Rebecca, now married to Mr. James Orchard. Margarett Bonum had children Sarah, since dead, Margarett, since intermarried to William Rust junr, deceased, Thomas, and Rebecca Bonum, since intermarried with George Eskridge.
      James Orchard Rebecca Orchard
      Samuel Bonum Margarett Rust
      Thomas Bonum
      Wit: John Tanner.
      26 Oct. 1698. Acknowledged by James Orchard, Rebecca Orchard, Samuel Bonum, Margarett Rust and Thomas Bonum.
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      1707-1709 Westmoreland County, Virginia Order Book, Part 2 [Antient Press]; Page 76
      Westmoreland County Court 24th of February 1708/09
      - SUTTLE v BONAM &c.
      It was commanded JOHN STURMAN, Gent., Sheriffofthe said County that he should summon THOMAS BONAM and REBECCA his Wife, Executrix of JAMES ORCHARD, deceased, to answer JOHN SUTTLE of a Plea that they render to him the surne ofthree thousand one hundred twenty nine pounds oftobacco, &c., and the Sheriffhaveing returned cepi corpus but for that the Defendants failed to appeare and noe baile is returned, upon motion ofJOHN SUTTLE, Conditionall Order is granted against the Sheriffreturnable and to be proceeded in according to Law
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      1707-1709 Westmoreland County, Virginia Order Book, Part 2 [Antient Press]; Page 76
      Westmoreland County Court 24th of February 1708/09
      - STURMAN. Sheriff v BONMAN p SUTTLE
      JOHN STURMAN, Gent.,
      Sheriff of the County aforesd was commanded to summon THOMAS BONAM and REBECCA his Wife, Executrix ofJAMES ORCHARD, deceased, to answer JOHN SUTTLE ofa Plea that they render to him three thousand one hundred twenty nine pounds oftobacco, and the Sheriffreturned cepi corpus but for that the Defendant failed to appeare and noe baile returned, Conditionall Order passed against the Sheriff according to Law. Wherefore at the instance ofthe Sheriff, an Attachment is granted him against the Estate ofTHOMAS BONAM and REBECCA his Wife, Executrix of JAMES ORCHARD, deceased, returnable and to be proceeded in according to Law
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      1718-1721 Westmoreland County, Virginia Order Book, Part 7 [Antient Press]; Page 63
      Westmoreland County Court 27th day of May 1719.
      PHILPOTT BONAM, Exor. of the last Will and Testament of THOMAS BONAM, Gent. late of the County aforesaid deed. which said THOMAS intermarried with REBECCA the Exorx. of the last Will and Testament of JAMES ORCHARD of the County aforesaid also deed. was summoned to answer at February Court last unto JAMES LAUGHAN of a plea of covenants broken &c. to the Plts. damage three hundred pounds sterling &c. to which said suite the Defendants by DANIEL McCARTY, Esq. his Attorney pleaded in abatement &c. and now at this Court as well he said PHILPOTT BONAM by his Attorney aforesaid as the said JAMES LAUGHAN by GEORGE ESKRIDGE, Gent. his Attorney being present and the whole proceedings in the said cause being read and all pleas replycacons rejoyned &c. fully heard as also all the arguments on both sides fully disputed and abated. Upon mature consideracon
      hereof the Court are of opinion that the accon by the Plts. aforesaid against the Defendant aforesaid is not well brought and thereupon do order the same to be dismist
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      Lawrence, Henry, {SM} 7th Dec., 1693; 29th July, 1694.
      Wife Frances, extx: and sole legatee of estate, real and personal.
      Test: Jeremy Jadwin of Va., Rebecca Orchard, Nath'l Garland. 2.324.
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      1692-1694 Richmond County, VA, Deed Book 2; Antient Press: (Page 72)
      THIS INDENTURE made the Fourth day of September 1694 Between JAMES ORCHARD of WESTMORELAND County, Plantr., & REBECCA his Wife of the one partie and JOHN MORTON of NORTHUMBERLAND, Planter, of the other party; Witnesseth that the said JAMES ORCHARD and REBECCA his Wife for the sum of Seven thousand pounds of tobacco in cask to them in hand paid have sold unto him the said JOHN MORTON his heirs or assigns forever one tract of land containing One hundred Fifty and seven acres of Land being in the County of Richmond and was part and was taken out of HARMAN SKELDERMANs Seat or Tract of Land and by the said HARMAN sold unto PATRICK NORTON and was twice sold by the said PATRICK to WILLIAM MOSS & by the said WILLIAM MOSS in and by his last Will & Testament given and bequeathed to his Daughter, ELIZABETH, which was by the said ELIZABETH and her Husband, JOHN CRASKE, sold the said land to the said JAMES ORCHARD, being butted and bounded as followeth on the Main Run of RAPPA. CREEK beginning at a Hickory corner tree on a point not far from the said Run and extending thence through the Main Pocoson of the same N: to a white Oak in the said SKELDERMANs line, thence West South to a Stump by a Spring, thence W So: to a small red Oak, thence East to a Maple in the Fork of a branch, thence down the said branch its several courses being brought into a strait line is East No to a small treā‚¬ by the said branch side, then ce S. E. to the first station, Together with all edifices woods profitts and appurtinances, To have and to hold the said Land to him the said JOHN MORTON forever, And I the said JAMES ORCHARD and REBECCA my Wife do promise to warrant to defend the said tract of land with the appurtinances from claims of any persons whatsoever, the said JOHN MORTON and his assigns forever paying the yearly Fee Rent due for the same In Witness whereof we have sett our hand and fixed our seale Signed sealed & delivered in the presence of us
      DAVID CONNIER, JAMES ORCHARD
      WILLIAM GREENSTEAD, his mark REBECCA ORCHARD
      Recognitr: in Cur Com Rich: 7 die 9brs: 1694 et record 25th die
      (ORCHARD Power of Attorney)
      KNOW ALL MEN by these presents that I REBECCA ORCHARD, Wife of JAMES ORCHARD do constitute and appoint my loving Freind, NEBUCHODONOZOR JONES to be my true and lawful! Attorney in my place to acknowledge unto JOHN MORTON my part of a parcell of land sold by my Husband, JAMES ORCHARD, containing One hundred fifty and seven acres as by a Deed bearing date the 4th of September in the year 1694 will more at large appear and what my said Attorney doth to be as well as if I were there myself as Witness my hand and seal this 3d day of fiber: in the year 1694
      Signed sealed & delivered in presence of us
      JOHN MORE his mark REBECCA ORCHARD
      STEPHEN BEAMAN his mark
      Record Test WM. COLSTON, CI Cur

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