The birth and baptism of Thomas (I) Owsley, son of the Rev. John and Dorothea (Poyntz) Owsley, were recorded in his father's own hand at St. Andrew's Church in Stoke-Coursey (Stogursey), Somerset:
"Thomas Owsley the sonne of John and Dorothy Owsley borne the 11th day of June about three of the closke in the morning and baptized the 11th day of July. Borne on a Friday, baptized on a Lords Day in the afternoone."
He came to America before Sep 1677. In 1679 he was captured by Algerian pirates and later ransomed. He served as Clerk of the Court for Stafford County, Justice of the Peace, Sheriff, and member of the House of Burgesses.
About 1680 he married Ann, daughter of Lieutenant William Harris. They had two sons (Poyntz and Thomas) and four daughters (Jane, Ann, Mary, and Sarah). Ann survived her husband and remarried twice.
Thomas Owsley died 10 Oct 1700 in Stafford County, Virginia, and was buried there on his plantation, now located on Fort Belvoir, Virginia.
It may be possible to confirm family relationships with Thomas by comparing test results with other carriers of his Y-chromosome or his mother's mitochondrial DNA.
However, there are no known yDNA or mtDNA test-takers in his direct paternal or maternal line.
It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share DNA with Thomas:
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