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Thomas Newman

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Thomas Newman
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Husband of — married in Richmond, Wise, Virginia, United Statesmap
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THOMAS NEWMAN - Original Immagrant was born in England circa 1620, possibly the son of John Newman, London grocer, and the brother of John Newman (Jr.). Thomas Newman made his passage to Virginia in 1635 at age 15 in the ship 'Plaine Joan', arriving in July 1635, probably in Jamestown (then James City) on the James River, where he settled initially with his brother John Newman in James City County. His brother John Newman also made his passage in 1635 in the ship 'Globe.

The passage of Thomas Newman, original immigrant, was cited in the 1874 published volume "The Original Lists of Persons Who Went From Great Britain to the America Plantations, 1600-1700", edited by John Camden Hotten in London, in which it was reported on page 78 that Thomas Newman, age 15, embarked from "ye port of London" on 15 May 1635 "to Virginea" as one of 83 males aboard the ship "Plaine Joan", Richard Buckam, Master. Except for two 14 year olds on board, at age 15 Thomas Newman was the youngest person embarking on this great adventure to Virginia.


Affirming the arrival of Thomas Newman in Virginia was an entry in Nugent's "Cavaliers and Pioneers, Volume I", second edition (1963), page 118, in which it was reported that George Mynifie (Menefee in some records), merchant, was granted by patent on 19 April 1638 by order of the Court at James City on 9 May 1635 (the likely departure date of Thomas Newman and the ship "Plaine Joan") 3000 acres of land (apparently in the Northern Neck area of Virginia, for other records reveal that the prosperous merchant George Menefee lived in what later became Northumberland County), for 60 persons "transported at his own expense". Among those 60 persons listed as sponsored by the merchant Menefee was Thomas Newman. Note that almost three years elapsed between the 1635 arrival date of the sponsored persons and the granting of land to the sponsor, which was apparently the norm for these procedures of headright grants to sponsors. Other Thomas Newman arrivals were reported in Nugent's Volume I (all later than the 1635 arrival date of this Thomas Newman), as follows:

(1) to Capt. Moore Fauntleroy, page 195, 1800 acres on 22 May 1650 for the transport of 36 persons,

(2) to Capt. David Mansell, page 297, 600 acres on 6 October 1654, for the transport of 12 persons, and

(3) to Henry Wilson, page 501, 450 acres on 15 June 1664, for the transport of 9 persons.

Where these three Thomas Newmans settled in Virginia was not pursued by this writer.

Except for presumed rare instances where a sponsor may have designated a particular immigrant person for transport from England to Virginia, the records reveal that those transported in the name of a particular sponsor were assimilated at random from those in England wishing to make the journey. These instances would have included indentured persons, or persons transported as "servants" (read "employees").

It is believed that Thomas Newman, along with his brother John Newman, made his way to Lancaster County in the Northern Neck area of Virginia by about 1652-1654, to eventually live in what was to become Richmond County. The neck of land in Virginia bounded by The Potomac River to the north, the Chesapeake Bay to the east, and the Rappahannock River to the south was initially a part of Charles River County (one of eight original shires of counties formed in 1634), from which York County was formed in 1643, with Northumberland County being formed from the county of York in 1648, and Lancaster County (1651) and Westmoreland County (1653) from Northumberland. Old Rappahannock County was formed from Lancaster in 1656, with old Rappahannock County being abolished in 1692 when Richmond and Essex Counties were created from old Rappahannock (a new Rappahannock County was created elsewhere in Virginia in 1833 from Culpeper County). The dates of creation of these Northern Neck Counties reflected the population growth of the area, for the inhabitants petitioned for new county creations when their numbers increased to a size that warranted their creation. Available records reflect that the brothers Newman were a part of this relocation and regional growth. John Newman acquired by patent 150 acres of land in 1644 "situated on Smith's Fort Creek" in James City County. By 1652 it is believed he had relocated to the Northern Neck area, for between 1652 and 1677 he had acquired by letters, patent, grant and deeds about 4000 acres of land situated on both sides of Morattico Creek in the present counties of Lancaster and Richmond, where he resided near Tarpley's Point, then known as Morattico or Newman's Neck. The first record of Thomas Newman in the Northern Neck area was reported in Beverly Fleet's 1988 "Virginia Colonial Abstracts, Volume I", page 202, where Thomas Newman of Lancaster County was a witness to a deed in 1654 to a land sale involving Edward James and Thomas Best for 350 acres on the north side of the Rappahannock River. So it is safe to say Thomas Newman and John Newman were in the Northern Neck area by 1652-1654. The Boogher source cited in this writing evidences that Thomas Newman was married circa 1648-1650 in Virginia to Elizabeth Burdett (Burditt in some early records), the daughter of Henry Burdett, Sr. The will of Henry Burdett, Sr. was proved in Richmond County VA in 1695, with Thomas Newman identified as the executor and as a legatee. It is believed Henry Burdett, Sr. was the son of William Burdett, who had a presence in Accowmack County on the Eastern shore, an original shire or county created in 1634, to be renamed Northampton in 1643, and from which Accomack County was created in 1663. William Burdett accumulated vast acreage in both Northampton and Accomackcounties. He was deceased by 1657, according to a deed drawn by John Custis on 8 October 1657 in Nothampton County, for 200 acres of land "adjoining William Burdett, deceased". Thomas Burdett in 1658 in Northampton County VA acquired by conveyance 1050 acres of land "by virtue of rights of a patent granted unto his father, William Burdett, conveying the same quantity and by him deserted", all according to Nugent's "Cavaliers and Pioneers, Volume I", page 363. Boogher reported that in 1677 in old Rappahannock County Thomas Newman made a deed to his son Thomas Newman, Jr. in which he conveyed one-half of his real and personal property, which was at a time when Thomas Newman, Jr. was beginning his family. This 1677 deed was cited by Boogher as being on record at the Tappahannock, VA courthouse, the former seat of government for old Rappahannock County, and the present county seat of Essex County. Boogher stated with emphasis that Thomas Newman "had but one son, Thomas, born probably before 1656", with no source cited. The "before 1656" date is likely cited, for this was the date when Richmond County was formed. To supplement the early Colonial era Newman family information in Virginia as found in the Boogher gleanings, the writer acknowledges a genealogically rich 1983 publication compiled by Robert K. Headley, Jr., entitled "Wills of Richmond County Virginia, 1699-1800", that contains valuable information about the original 2.


This biography is a rough draft. It was auto-generated by a GEDCOM import and needs to be edited.

Name

Name: Thomas /Newman/[1]
Name: Thomas Sr /Newman/[2][3][4]

Found multiple versions of NAME. Using Thomas /Newman/.

Birth

Birth:
Date: 1620
Place: Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts, United States
Birth:
Date: 1620
Place: Willhagen, , , England[5][6]

Found multiple copies of BIRT DATE. Using 1620

Arrival

Arrival:
Date: 1635
Place: Virginia[7][8]

Note

Note: #NI0610

Sources

  • WikiTree profile Newman-638 created through the import of WILLIAMS 2011.GED on Jun 22, 2011 by Ted Williams. See the Changes page for the details of edits by Ted and others.
  • Source: S004386 Title: Ancestry Family Trees Publication: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network. Original data: Family Tree files submitted by Ancestry members. Note: #NS043861

No NOTE record found with id NS043861.

  • Source: S004430 Title: Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s Author: Gale Research Publication: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2006.Original data - Filby, P. William, ed.. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s. Farmington Hills, MI, USA: Gale Research, 2006.Original data: Filby, P. William, ed.. Passe

Notes

Note NI0610Passingers of the Plain Jane
http://trees.ancestry.com/rd?f=document&guid=e36c7726-2b20-4e0e-8770-401915485f5e&tid=6436419&pid=-165008041
Passingers of the Plain Jane
http://trees.ancestry.com/rd?f=document&guid=6f2f8e60-faa7-450f-82c4-893195dfe82a&tid=6436419&pid=-165008041
Thomas Newman
http://trees.ancestry.com/rd?f=document&guid=ab80ca99-4b7b-46b7-be0a-89a878df6994&tid=6436419&pid=-165008041
  1. Source: #S004386 Page: Ancestry Family Trees Data: Text: http://trees.ancestry.com/pt/AMTCitationRedir.aspx?tid=6436419&pid=-165290908
  2. Source: #S004430 Page: Place: Virginia; Year: 1635; Page Number: 79. Data: Text: Birth date: abt 1620Birth place: Arrival date: 1635Arrival place: Virginia
  3. Source: #S004430 Page: Place: Virginia; Year: 1635; Page Number: 144. Data: Text: Birth date: abt 1620Birth place: Arrival date: 1635Arrival place: Virginia
  4. Source: #S004386 Page: Ancestry Family Trees Data: Text: http://trees.ancestry.com/pt/AMTCitationRedir.aspx?tid=6436419&pid=-165008041
  5. Source: #S004430 Page: Place: Virginia; Year: 1635; Page Number: 79. Data: Text: Birth date: abt 1620Birth place: Arrival date: 1635Arrival place: Virginia
  6. Source: #S004430 Page: Place: Virginia; Year: 1635; Page Number: 144. Data: Text: Birth date: abt 1620Birth place: Arrival date: 1635Arrival place: Virginia
  7. Source: #S004430 Page: Place: Virginia; Year: 1635; Page Number: 79. Data: Text: Birth date: abt 1620Birth place: Arrival date: 1635Arrival place: Virginia
  8. Source: #S004430 Page: Place: Virginia; Year: 1635; Page Number: 144. Data: Text: Birth date: abt 1620Birth place: Arrival date: 1635Arrival place: Virginia



Biography

(Died interstate)

Sources

Acknowledgments

Thanks to Homer Hopper for starting this profile.

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Biography

This biography is a rough draft. It was auto-generated by a GEDCOM import and needs to be edited.

Sources

  • WikiTree profile Newman-699 created through the import of Dulaney, Kelley Family Tree.ged on Aug 1, 2011 by Christina Marshall. See the Changes page for the details of edits by Christina and others.
  • Source: S-2135091431 Repository: #R-2135131489 Title: Ancestry Family Trees Publication: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com. Original data: Family Tree files submitted by Ancestry members. Note: This information comes from 1 or more individual Ancestry Family Tree files. This source citation points you to a current version of those files. Note: The owners of these tree files may have removed or changed information since this source citation was created. Page: Ancestry Family Trees Note: Data: Text: http://trees.ancestry.com/pt/AMTCitationRedir.aspx?tid=15793762&pid=615
  • Repository: R-2135131489 Name: Ancestry.com Address: http://www.Ancestry.com Note:
  1. Source: #S004386 Page: Ancestry Family Trees Data: Text: http://trees.ancestry.com/pt/AMTCitationRedir.aspx?tid=6436419&pid=-165290908
  2. Source: #S004430 Page: Place: Virginia; Year: 1635; Page Number: 79. Data: Text: Birth date: abt 1620Birth place: Arrival date: 1635Arrival place: Virginia
  3. Source: #S004430 Page: Place: Virginia; Year: 1635; Page Number: 144. Data: Text: Birth date: abt 1620Birth place: Arrival date: 1635Arrival place: Virginia
  4. Source: #S004386 Page: Ancestry Family Trees Data: Text: http://trees.ancestry.com/pt/AMTCitationRedir.aspx?tid=6436419&pid=-165008041
  5. Source: #S004430 Page: Place: Virginia; Year: 1635; Page Number: 79. Data: Text: Birth date: abt 1620Birth place: Arrival date: 1635Arrival place: Virginia
  6. Source: #S004430 Page: Place: Virginia; Year: 1635; Page Number: 144. Data: Text: Birth date: abt 1620Birth place: Arrival date: 1635Arrival place: Virginia
  7. Source: #S004430 Page: Place: Virginia; Year: 1635; Page Number: 79. Data: Text: Birth date: abt 1620Birth place: Arrival date: 1635Arrival place: Virginia
  8. Source: #S004430 Page: Place: Virginia; Year: 1635; Page Number: 144. Data: Text: Birth date: abt 1620Birth place: Arrival date: 1635Arrival place: Virginia









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