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

Thomas Baldridge

Male Abt 1610 - Bef 1654  (~ 44 years)

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  • Name Thomas Baldridge 
    Born Abt 1610  England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Bef 20 Aug 1654  Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I25435  Tree1
    Last Modified 12 Aug 2022 

    Father Virginia Baldridge 
    Relationship natural 
    Family ID F16974  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Grace MNU Baldridge,   b. 1615,   d. Aft 1656, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 42 years) 
    Married Abt 1631  England Find all individuals with events at this location 
     1. James Baldridge,   b. Abt 1632, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Apr 1664, Westmoreland County, Virginia - probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 32 years)  [natural]
     2. Bridgett (Unproven) Baldridge,   b. Bef 1637,   d. Bef 1663, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 26 years)  [natural]
     3. Mary Baldridge,   b. Abt 1642, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1664, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 23 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 12 Aug 2022 
    Family ID F16844  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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      1650-1652 Northumberland County, Virginia Deed & Order Book; [Antient Press]; Page 41
      Att a Court houlden att CHICKECON the 24th May 1650
      These are to certifie that accordinge to sufficient proofe made before this Court there is due unto Capt. THOMAS BALDRIDGE three hundred acres of land for the transportacon of these several! persons into this Colony; GRACE BONAN, WILLM. BALDRIDGE, SARAH BONAM; WILLM. HUMPHREYS
      1653-1657 Westmoreland County, Virginia Deeds-Wills; [Beverley Fleet];
      p.25. "John Tew and his wife their renunciacon" of administration of Major Thos. Baldridge's estate. John Tew and Grace Baldridge als Tew of Westmoreland Co, "the which widow of Major Thomas Baldridge of the County of Westmoreland gent decd" renounce admr of his estate, and all rights thereto. 20 Aug 1654.
      Wit: Signed John Tew
      Walter Brodhurst The marke of Grace Tew
      Tho Wileford
      Ack and rec 21 August 1654.
      1652-1657 Northumberland County, Virginia Order Book, Part 1; [Antient Press];
      Northumberland County order 20th of July1654; Page 55
      - 22 Aug. 1654. A Caveat agt: ye Adcon &c. of THO: BALDRIDGE, Let no Will be proved & no Adcon: granted nor any thing else be done in ye Estate of THOMAS BALDRIDGE till JOHN TEW (?) who married GRACE BOMAN, ye then bethrothed Wife of ye saide BALDRIDGE, & principal Creditor to ye Estate, be first called
      1653-1657 Westmoreland County, Virginia Deeds-Wills; [Beverley Fleet];
      p.45. Inventory of est of Mr James Baldridge and of Capt Tho Baldridge. Appraised by Hens Brookes. Hercules Bridges, Andrew Munroe and William Freake. 9 April 1655.
      Then follows a list of personal property. "1st Octo 1655 This Inventory was exhibitted in Court by Mr James Baldridge the Admr who tooke his oath then of the truth thereof and is Recorded"
      1653-1657 Westmoreland County, Virginia Deeds-Wills; [Beverley Fleet];
      p.82. A very long entry headed "Rich Heabeards Deede of Feofmtt to Capt Bainham and Tho Wilsford for the use of his wife".
      Indenture. 15 June 1657. Rich'd Heabeard of Westmoreland Co of one part and Capt Alexander Baynham and Tho Wilsford of the Same Co, Gentlemen, of the other part. "That whereas the said Rich Heabeard doth intend ( God willing ) very suddenly to solemise matrimony with Mary the daughter of Major Tho Baldridge late of the County aforesaid deceased", and Heabeard this day having received from Mr James Baldridge administrator of said Major Thos Baldridge, 6 cows, 6 calves, one mare colt and other valuable and oonsiderable estate in por'con with the said Mary Baldridge. Healteard now makes over to Baynham and Wilsford as trustees, the plantation where he is new seated "adjoyning to the plantacon of Mr John Rosier Clerke in the County of Westmorland 300 acres with buildings, etc. Also certain hogs and cattle. This for use of said Mary. Heabeard to have the property for life. Provision concerning future children. The cattle includes a heifer of Mr Isham's and 2 heifers at Wm Freake's. These last named "White leggs, Little Nansy Coleman". This paper witnessed by John Cayne. Tho Mully.
      Recorded 20 Aug 1657
      1653-1657 Westmoreland County, Virginia Deeds-Wills; [Beverley Fleet];
      p.83. Deed of Gift. 20 Aug 1657. James Baldridge, Gent, Administrator "of Major Thomas Baldridge my late Borther dec'd". In that Westmoreland Court has granted an order of Quietus est on the estate of Major Thomas Baldridte, "as also a Quietus est upon the estate of Thomas Baldridge a Kinseman of mine without Accounting unto the Court". These orders dated with these presents, 20 Aug 1657. James Baldridge now gives to "James Baldridge sone of the said Major Thomas Baldridge" one half of a petent "granted unto me the said Mr James Baldridge and my brother Marjor Thomas Baldridge by Sr Wm Berkeley". The patent recorede below. The half surveyed by Major Wm Lewis 16th July 1657 and is 420 acres out of the dividend of 840 acres. It adjs Potomack River, the land of Laniel Lisson, etc.
      Signed James Baldridge
      Ack and rec 20 Aug 1657
      1653-1657 Westmoreland County, Virginia Deeds-Wills; [Beverley Fleet];
      p.84. Patent. 13th ( or 3rd ) April 1651. Sir Wm Berkeley, Knt., etc
      to James Baldridge and Capt Thomas Baldridge. 840 acres on S side of Potomack River in Northumberland Co. Adjs Hollis Creek, the main river, the land of Hercules Bridges, the land of John Cook, etc. Due for transporting 17 persons. This patent recorded in Westmoreland Co 20th August 1657.
      1653-1657 Westmoreland County, Virginia Deeds-Wills; [Beverley Fleet];
      p.84. Survey. Dated 19 July 1657. For Mr James Baldridge. 420 acres
      out of 840 acres as shown in preceeding entries.
      Signed Wm Lewis
      Rec. 20 Aug 1657.


      This letter appears to be written from Barbadoes, Col. Thomas Baldridge first lived in Maryland, where he appears as early as 1637. His widow, Grace, married Major John Tew, a justice of Westmoreland County, Virginia.
      Thomas Baldridge had issue a son, James, whose will, proved April 20, 1664, names wife, Elizabeth, and son, William, under age. James Baldridge was brother of Colonel Thomas Baldridge, and his will, dated November 26, 1654, names wife, Dorothy. Her will, dated
      November 2, 1662, names grandchild, Charles Baldridge, and William Baldridge, son of nephew James; grandchildren Elizabeth, Anne and Mary Bainham, children of Captain Alexander Bainham, and makes son-in-law, Thomas Butler, executor. She gave a cup or bowl and chalice to the parish church at Appomattox (Mattox) with her name to be engraved. In a deed, dated July 16, 1657, to James Baldridge, son of Major Thomas Baldridge, James Baldridge is mentioned as administrator of Major Thomas Baldridge "my late brother deced", and has also a quietus upon Thomas Baldridge "a late kinsman of mine" (the writer of the above letter).

      An Early Letter From Barbadoes

      1653-1657 Westmoreland County, Virginia Deeds-Wills; [Beverley Fleet]; Page 29

      Tho: Baldreage his Lre to Mr Tho: Baldridge:
      To my ever loveing Cosen Mr Tho: Baldreage liveing in Potomack river over against Maryland or for Mr James Baldreage.
      Loveing Cosen Thomas Baldridge my kinde love prted unto you & to yor brothers & sisters & to yor children & to all ye rest of our good freinds with you. This is to Certify you that I have recd yor letter & am very glad to heare of good health & happiness & according to yor advise I have made all ye haste to send to you but for myself I am prevented to ye present ye cause is long of bad paymasters. Cousen I have sent in this shipp goods in but ye Bill of ladeing shall make mencon of wch Bills I doe purpos to consigne unto you ye Gentlewoman whom I send by I would desire you to be as carefull of her as you would of me this gentlewoman was a neighbour of mine in Virginia & is now come to Barbadus to looke for her husband's estate, but she not likeing ye Countrey is come to Virginia therefore I would desire you to show her all the respect that lyeth in yor power Loveing Cousin I would desire that you will shew this Lre to yor brother that he may be as carefull os you & yor as him in this business as you shall finde me if ever you have any occasion to use me. I have writt unto John Rabley to send unto you with all speed as soone as ye ship arriveth at Verginia. I doe purpose by God's blessing to bee with you in Verginia by Christmas next, if God send me my health I doe desire you to doe me ye favour to transport these goods where you thinke it will bee for ye best advantage of me I will be at what charge it shall st(and) you in for I doe believe you cannot put them of where you. I have sent you one man to helpe you with them to transport them & to have a care of ye man till I com wch willbe at christmas next wch man if you heare that I am dead his passage is paid for & to be his own man. Couses this is to let you understand that I mett with a merchant wch I was very well acquainted with in Virginia wch wee are both bound one to another in partnership for five years if he pfrome he is bound to send on twelve able men by Christmas next wch I have given him direccons to be transported to John Rableys house therefore I would desire you to take soe much are as to looke after them & demand them of John Rabley for Mr Wescombe & my use. I doe purpose by God's helpe to settle by you therefore if there be any plantacon of 4 or 5 hundred Acres I desire you to take it up for me but not to lye it out fully till I come but to holde it from any other man till you see mee Cousen I would desire to send me by ye first opportunity to send a true Lre of what condicon ye country stands either in peace or warr or for any hardess of provision for here are many good people that are minded to come for Virginia soe haveing no newes to send you I rest your ever lovening cousen till death Thomas Baldreadge Sept. 9, 1649. ffor Elexandr & his child they are well but he sent me word this day that his wife is sicke you shall receave a Lre by ye bearer of this.
      21 Octo 1654 This Lre was Recorded.
      1643-1651 Cavaliers and Pioneers, Patent Book No. 2; [Nell Marion Nugent]; Page 211
      JAMES BALDRIGE & CAPT. THOMAS BALDRIDGE, 840 acs. Northumberland Co., 3 Apr. 1651, Page 307. Upon S. side of Potomeck Riv., beg. on the Ewd. side of the mouth of Hollys Cr., S. E. nigh with the main river course to a white oake which divides this and the land of Hercules Bridges, extending to the head of a small branch which divides this and the land of John Cooke. Trans. of 17 pers: Tho. Baldridge, James Baldridge, Bartho. Lewis, Robt. Mathew, Tho. Langford, Lorida Baldridge, Mary Baldridge, Edwd. Ryall, Robert Hutson, Grace Boman, Sarah Boman, William Bald- ridge, Wm. Humpheryes.
      1655-1664 Cavaliers and Pioneers, Patent Book No. 4; [Nell Marion Nugent]; Page 380
      DANIELL LISTON, 400 an. Westmoreland Co., 10 Oct. 1658, Page 231,
      (1). 200 acs. on S. side of Patomeck Riv., beg. at a white oak dividing this & land of Capt. Thomas Baldridge & Mr. James Baldridge, S.E. to a creek dividing this & land of Henry Brookes &c. 200 an. upon the head of another seate of land of sd. Liston purchased from Hercules Bridges & N.Wly. upon land of Major Baldridge, decd. 200 an. granted unto Hercules Bridges 3 Sept. 1651 & assigned to sd. Liston, & 200 an. granted to David Phillips, by him deserted & now due by order of Govr. etc. 12 Dec. 1656 and for trans. of 4 pers: Martha Jackson, Sarah South- erne, Judith Southerne, Paul Simpson.
      1655-1664 Cavaliers and Pioneers, Patent Book No. 4; [Nell Marion Nugent]; Page432
      THOMAS BUTLER (Buttler), 391 acs. W'moreland Co., on S. side of Appomattock Cr., 23 Mar. 1664, Page 113, (612). N.E. upon land of Mr. Thomas & James Baldridge, S.E. upon land of Daniell Lisson, & N.W. to land "sometime" in possession of Mr. Johnson & the land of Mr. Alex. Benum. 175 acs. by a former patent & 216 acs. for trans. of 5 pers: Wm. Cymber, Jno. Vincent, Tymothy Benett, Mary Blackman, Daniell Atway
      http://image.lva.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/GetLONN.pl?first=280&last=&g_p=P2&co llection=LO Patent
      Title Cooke, John.
      Publication 30 January 1650.
      Other Format Available on microfilm. Virginia State Land Office. Patents 1-42, reels 1-41.
      Related See also the following surname(s): Cook.
      Note Location: Northumberland County.
      Description: 450 acres beg.g &c. on the westward side of a marsh and gutt, continued with a small swamp and extending next and adjoining to the land of James and Captn. Thomas Baldridge.
      Source: Land Office Patents No. 2, 1643-1651, Page 280 (Reel 2).
      http://image.lva.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/GetLONN.pl?first=307&last=&g_p=P2&co llection=LO Patent
      Title Baldridge, Capt. Thomas.
      Publication 3 April 1651.
      Other Format Available on microfilm. Virginia State Land Office. Patents 1-42, reels 1-41.
      Note Location: Northumberland County.
      Grantee(s): Baldrige, James and Baldridge, Capt. Thomas.
      Description: 840 acres.
      Source: Land Office Patents No. 2, 1643-1651, Page 307 (Reel 2).

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