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

Thomas Watkins

Male Bef 1638 - 1679  (> 41 years)

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  • Name Thomas Watkins 
    Birth Bef 1638 
    Gender Male 
    Death 19 May 1679  Anne Arundel County, Maryland - probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I88362  Tree1
    Last Modified 19 Apr 2024 

    Family ID F42419  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth Caplin,   b. Bef 1642, Oatleys Choice, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 1672, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location (Age > 30 years) 
    Marriage Bef 1658  Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F42420  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Last Modified 19 Apr 2024 

  • Notes 
    • Wattkins, Thomas, South River, A. A. Co., 15th Apr., 1679; 19th May, 1679.
      To wife Lydia, plantation, 400 A., on South R. during life.
      son Thomas and hrs., sd. plantation at death of wife afsd. Afsd. wife and son, exs. and residuary legatees of estate equally. Test: Chas. Whithradss, Henry White. 10. 38.
      Proceedings of the Court of Chancery, 1679
      Volume 51, Page 262
      http://aomol.net/megafile/msa/speccol/sc2900/sc2908/000001/000051/html/am5 1--262.html

      Ann Arundell Co.tY ss. Hen: Caplins Land
      By virtue of his Lordships the Lord Prop.ry Mandamus to us
      William Burges & Nathaniell Heathcote directed bearing date at
      S.t Marys the Twenty Seventh day of march Annoq Dom 1679
      Commanding us that by the Oaths of twelve Good & Lawfull men
      of this County of Ann Arundell that the truth of the matter may
      the better be known and Enquired of that you diligently Enquire
      what Lands Henry Caplin late of this County of Annarundell deced
      dyed Seized of at the time of his Death as of ffee in the S.d County
      of Ann Arundell and of what manno.r and under what Rents &
      Services and how much those Lands & Tenements are of value by
      the year in all issues and what time the Said Henry Caplin dyed &
      who is his next heir and of what age the heir is and who those
      lands & Tenem.ts from the time of the death of the Said Henry
      Caplin hath or doth Occupy and the issues or profits hath or doth
      receive and by what Title & how & in what manner and who hath
      paid the Rent for the Same and to whom and the Inquisition thereof
      distinctly and openly make to his Lordship's Chan.ry under our
      hands & Seals & the hands & Seals of those by whom the Same
      Shall be made we without delay Send
      In Obedience thereunto we William Burges and Nathaniell Heathcote the first day of Aprill Annoq Domini 1679 have by the high Sheriff of the Said County of Ann Arundell Caused to Summoned Twelve Good men of this County of Annarundell who this day have made their appearance before us viz.t Thomas ffrancis, Nicholas Gassoway Richard Tydeings John Taylor, Thomas Beason, John Gressarn Henry Hanslap Henry White Thomas Smithwick, Will.tm Bateman Jacob Harris, Robert Claxton and were Sworne for that purpose Jury aforesaid have unanimously Conceived agreed upon and declared as hereafter followeth viz.t
      That the Said Henry Caplin was Seized of at the time of his
      decease as of ffee in the manno.r of Ann Arundell of four hundred
      acres of Land with a Small Tenem.t and Some other out Buildings
      of the Value of four hundred pounds of Tobacco p Annum in free
      and Common Soccage by ifealty only for all Services Reserveing
      onely the old Rents p acre to be paid to his Ldp w.ch is 2.S p 100
      acres which Said Land is known by the name of Oatleys Choice,
      That the Sd Henry Caplin dyed in the year 1658 and left issue only
      one Daughter named Elizabeth who Intermarried with one Thomas
      Watkins of this County of Ann Arundell and that the Said Elizabeth
      dyed ab. the year Annoq Dom 1672 without issue or will.
      That the Occupation of the Said Caplin's Lands & Tenem.ts were
      in the hands of Capt Thomas Bessom who married Hester the Relict
      & Adrn.rx of the Said Caplin & Received the issues & profits of the
      Same and also paid the Rents thereof unto Richard Collett his
      Lordship Receiver untill the time of the Intermarriage of the sd
      Elizabeth onely daughter & Sole heiress of the S.d Caplin the
      sd Thos Watkins That the Said Rents hath been duely paid Ever
      Since untill this prsent time by the S.d Thomas Watkins for the Said
      four hundred acres of Land unto his Lordship's high Sheriffs of
      this County of Ann Arund.ll unto us by Receipts
      Given under their hands for his Lordship's use
      That they the Said Jurors find no other issue or heir or heiress
      the Henry Caplin had at the time of his decease but onely the
      af.d Elizabeth decd that Intermarried with the af.d Tho.s Watkins
      neither the Said Jurors find any issue or heiress of the S.d
      Eliz.a the S.d Land & Tenem.ts Called Oatley's Choice
      at this prsent is & has been in the Occupation of the Said Thomas
      Watkins Ever Since his Intermarriage of the Said Elizabeth who
      doth receive the issues and profits hereof
      W.m Burges sealed
      Nathan.” Heathcote sealed
      (fol. 258) Thomas ffrancissealed Hen: Hanslap sealed
      Nichos Gassoway sealed Henry White sealed
      Rich.d Tydeings sealed Thomas Smithwick sealed
      Jn.° Taylor sealed W.m Bateman sealed
      Thomas Besson sealed Jacob Harris sealed
      John Grason sealed Rob.t Clarkson sealed

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