Marriages: #1 Katherine (Graves) Roper, d aft Aug 17 1661; #2 bef 1668 Eleanor Nuthall.
"Sprigg Family History," unidentified.
Virkus, Vol 3, p 683: "Thomas Sprigg b 1630 d 1704, from England to VA, and res in Northampton Co, removed to MD; served against the Nanticoke Indians bef 1673; Commander for Calvert Co MD, 1661; Justice 1667-1674; presiding Justice 1674; High Sheriff 1663-4; m first Katherine [Graves] and secondly before 1668 Eleanor, daughter of John Nuthall."
MD Archives 1658-1686, Liber 2-4, No 1, folio 696; VA Historical Magazine.
Thomas Sprigg was the brother of Sir John Gordon Sprigg, Premier Cape Colony and member of Privy Council.
Text: The Will of Thomas SPRIGG (Sr.) was signed 9 May 1704 and proven 27 December 1704 (some sources report 29 December) at Upper Marlboro, Prince George's Co MD. (Liber 3 Folio 443; Will, box 1, folder 42, Maryland Hall of Records; Maryland Calendar of Wills: Volume 3, p. 48) Since the Will furnishes no mention of his wife, it may be presumed that Eleanor NUTHALL predeceased him.
An Abstract of the Will of Thomas SPRIGG (Sr.):
To son Thomas, executor, plantation and land of "Northamton" and "Kellering," which have not been disposed of; also 1/3 of patent 500 acres in manor of "Colington."
To daughter Martha PRATHER and heirs, 1/3 of residue of 500 acres lying near Jonathan PRATHER's.
To daughter Oliver NUTTHALL, residue of aforesaid patent lying near Jonathan PRATHER's.
To Thomas STOCKETT, grandson Thomas STOCKETT, Oliver STOCKETT, and each of said Thos. STOCKETT'S children,
To daughters Elizabeth WADE and her children, Ann GITTENS and her children, Oliver NUTTHALL and her children, and Martha PRATER and her children, personalty.
To daughters aforesaid, residue of estate; division to be made by Sam'l MAGRUDER, Sr., Edward WILLETT and John SMITH at Mattapany.
In event of death of son Thomas, sons-in-law -- WADE, Phillip GITTENS and Thomas PRATER to assume executorship.
Test: Thomas LUCAS, Sr., Thomas LUCAS, Jr., Dorothy LUCAS. [3. 443.]
Will of Thomas Sprigg Sr., Prince George's County, Maryland dated May 9, 1704 and
proved December 27, 1704 [Doliante & Hollowack show December 29]
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Capt. Thomas Sprigg was born circa 1630 at supposedly, Kettering, Northamptonshire, England.3 He married Eleanor Nuthall, daughter of John Nuthall and Elizabeth Bacon, in 1667/68.4 Thomas SPRIGG, b. about 1630; d. 1704; probably came from Northamptonshire, England, and first settled in Northampton Co., Va., where he and John NUTHALL signed the 'Submission to Parliament' in 1651. He probably came to Maryland with Gov. William STONE. He was a party to a suit against John NEVILL in the Provincial Court in Oct. 1657. He lived at first on or near Resurrection Manor in the part of Calvert Co. which was afterwards included in Prince George's Co., and later at 'Northampton,' which is still in the possession of a descendant, Lord FAIRFAX of Cameron. He was one of the Justices of the Peace and of the Quorum for Calvert Co. in 1658-61-67-69-70-74; commissioned High Sheriff of Calvert Co., 1st Apr. 1664, and held office until 4th May, 1665. Was Justice of the Peace and of the Quorum for Prince George's Co., 1696. His first wife was Katherine, d. after 17th Aug. 1661, probably without issue. He m. (secondly) prior to 1668, Eleanor NUTHALL, dau. of John NUTHALL and Elizabeth HALLOWAY (née BACON). John NUTHALL was a son of John NUTHALL, and was granted 300 acres of land in Northampton Co., on 27th July, 1645. [Colonial Families vol. 2].2 Capt. Thomas Sprigg died between 9 May 1704 and 29 December 1704 at Northampton, Prince George's, Maryland.2,3
From "The Pedigree of Fletcher Garrison Hall," by Garrison Kent Hall, Boston, NEHGS, 1979, page 239.
". . . nr. Northampton City, VA. 1651; nr. Resurrection Manor, Calver Co., Md.; Northampton Manor, Md.
"Thomas Sprigg, the colonist and Lord of Northampton Manor, probably came from Northamptonshire, England, and first settled in Northampton County, Virginia, where he and John Nuthall signed the 'Submission to Parliament' in 1651. He probably came to Maryland with Gov. Stone. He was a party to a suit against John Nevill in the Provincial Court in October 1657. He lived at first near Resurrction Manor in that part of Calvert County that was afterwards called Prince George's County and later at Northampton, which in 1910 was still in possession of the descendant Lord Fairfax of Cameron.
"Sprigg was one of the Justices of the Peace and of the Quorum for Calvert County in
1658-1661-1667-1669-1670-1674, commisioned High Sheriff of Calvert County April, 1664, and held the office until May, 1665. He was Justice of the Peace and of the Quorum in Prince George's County in 1696. Thomas Sprigg's first wife, Catherine, died after August 17, 1661, probably without issue.
"He built Northampton Manor house, encircled by a plantation of 800 acres, prior to 1661. His direct descendants have owned and occupied this manor though seven generations. The full length portrait, in which Thomas Sprigg is in full court costume, ks still in the possession of his descendants. No other family other than the Sprigg family and their kindred ever owned the manorial rights of Northampton Manor although the Fairfax family about the end of the Civil War, 1865, became owners of the land."
Resurrection Manor is an example of early brick architecture in the United States dating from about 1660 to 1720, and possibly later, and as a rare survivor of a brick house in the southern colonies from that period. Originally built as a one-room house with a steep stair leading to the garrett, a later one-and-a-half story addition was added to the house transforming its footprint into a hall-and-parlor configuration. The original house was also one-and-a-half story and measured 24 feet wide and was 20 1/2 feet deep with a steep-gabled wood shingle roof. The one-bay wide addition was added to the south end of the original building increasing the home's width to 40 feet. The house is illustrative of the evolution of a southern one-room brick structure into a hall-and-parlor plan house.
Built amidst a 4,000-acre farm granted to Thomas Cornwaleys in 1650, it stands as one of the earliest manorial grants in Maryland. Although an exact date of construction is unknown, Cornwaleys ordered bricks in 1660. The amount ordered corresponds to the number of bricks used in the structure. Resurrection Manor was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1970 for its significance as a rare surviving architectural type in the South.
Thomas Sprigg's biographers said he was "an officer in the Royal Lancers." Sharon Doliante's book (cited before) says they are unable to confirm this, but that in 1653, in Virginia, he "signed himself as 'Leift. Sprigge,' meaning he was an officer in the military. He came to Virginia as a "Cavalier" and left England "immediately after the execution of Charles I in 1649 . . . " Burke’s Landed Gentry says this for the lineage of a James Cresap Sprigg: "Lieut. Thomas Sprigg of Kettering, Northamptonshire England, b. 1630, officer with Royal army, left Great Britain to settle in America before 1650 . . . .”