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John Thomas (1697 - 1750)

John Thomas
Born in West River, Anne Arundel County, Province of Marylandmap
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Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
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Died in Prince George's County, Province of Marylandmap
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1697 Birth

John Thomas was born b. 15 Apr 1697, West River, Anne Arundel County, Maryland, [1][2]

He was the son of Samuel Thomas, b. 1655, All Hallow's Parish, Anne Arundel County, Maryland, d. 1743, All Hallow's Parish, Anne Arundel County, Maryland (Age 88 years) and his wife Mary Hutchins, b. Jul 1661, West River, Anne Arundel County, Maryland, d. 25 Jul 1751, All Hallow's Parish, Anne Arundel County, Maryland (Age ~ 90 years) They married 15 Sep 1688 West River, Anne Arundel County, Maryland [3]

1718 First Marriage to Unknown

In 1718 in Anne Arundel County he entered his first marriage. His wife, whose name is not known, was born about 1701 in Anne Arundel County, Maryland and died in 1726 in Prince George's County, Maryland (Age ~ 25 years) [3]

1727 Second Marriage to Elizabeth Snowden

In 1727 in West River, Anne Arundel County, he married Elisabeth Snowden, b. 1711, West River, Anne Arundel County, Maryland, d. Bef 1763, Prince George's County, Maryland (Age < 51 years) [3]

John married Elizabeth, daughter of Richard and Elizabeth (Coale) Snowden[4]

1743 Will of Mary Thomas, Widow, Mother of John

THOMAS, MARY, Anne Arundel Co., widow. 10 Feb, 1743; 25 Jul, 1751[3]

  • To son William Thomas, 1 slave.
  • To grand-dau. Mary Harriss, 1 slave.
  • Balance of estate to be divided bet. my children: Phillip, Samuel, John, Elizabeth and Margaret, and I do bequeath to my 3 sons and 2 daus., all the sd. remainder of estate to be equally divided amongst them.
  • Son-in-law Richard Snowden, ex.
  • Wits Samuel and Ann Harris.
  • Ann Harris, one of the witnesses to the foregoing will, who since intermarried with a certain Joseph Galloway, being a Quaker, solemnly affirmed that she saw Textatrix Mary Thomas, sign hex will. 28. 109

1749 Will and Death

THOMAS, JOHN 24 Dec. 1749 29 Jan, 1750[3]

  • To son John Thomas, son Samuel Thomas,. tract called "Thomas" Discovery." lying on Senacar Creek, containing 164 A.; 400 A. to be divided bet. them and me, It known to all persons I have sold 1000 A. of the afsd. land called "Thomas Discovery" to James Harrison for 180 pounds sterl. if the sd. James Harrison complies with his bargain, then my will is that the above sums of 180 pounds sterl, may be laid out to purchase land In another place for son John Thomas and hrs., and the remaining_pt, of "Thomas Discovery being 480 A. of land, to son Samuel Thomas.
  • To dau, Elizabeth Thomas, 1 slave and furniture.
  • My pt. of the water mill, built by my bro.-In-law James Brook, and myself, In partnership, on Hawlings River., and my right to 100 A. of land called "The Fork," and likewise my right to 2 A. of a tract of land called "Brothers Content, may be disposed off and the money be given to my dau. Elizabeth Thomas and hrs.
  • My 4 child: Richard, John, Elizabeth and Samuel Thomas.

Father-In-law Richard Snowden, and son Richard, exs. Wit: James Brooke, Joshua Warfield, James Brooke, Jr. 279 127

John Thomas died 29 January 1749/1750 in Prince George's County, Maryland, aged about 52 years. [3]

John Thomas, Esq. 44.366 FR £855.3.11 Jul 4 1750[3]

  • Appraisers: Alexander Warfield, Nicholas Gassaway (son of Thomas Gassaway). Creditors: Basil Beall, John Barshere.
  • Next of kin: Samuel Thomas, Thomas Snowden.
  • Executors: Richard Snowden (Quaker), Richard Thomas (Quaker).


John Thomas and his first wife had three children:

  1. John Thomas, b. Abt 1719, Prince George's County, Maryland [3]
  2. Elizabeth Thomas, b. Abt 1721, Prince George's County, Maryland [3]
  3. Samuel Thomas, b. Abt 1723, Prince George's County, Maryland [3]

John Thomas and his second Wife Elizabeth Children had children:

  1. Elizabeth Thomas, b. Abt 1728, Anne Arundel County, Maryland, d. Aft 1763, Frederick County, Maryland (Age ~ 36 years)[3]
  2. Richard Thomas, b. 1728, Prince George's County, Maryland, d. 28 Nov 1806, Frederick County, Maryland (Age 78 years)[3]


  1. Mike Marshall. Mary Hutchins. Early Colonial Settlers of Southern Maryland and Virginia's Northern Neck Counties. Mary Hutchins. Accessed May 31, 2017, jhd
  2. Lawrence B. Thomas. "The Thomas Book," by Lawrence B. Thomas, "Thomas of West River, MD," p.34. Cited by Mike Marshall. Early Colonial Settlers of Southern Maryland and Virginia's Northern Neck Counties John Thomas. Accessed 3/1/2019 jhd
  3. 3.00 3.01 3.02 3.03 3.04 3.05 3.06 3.07 3.08 3.09 3.10 3.11 Mike Marshall. Early Colonial Settlers of Southern Maryland and Virginia's Northern Neck Counties John Thomas. Citing (1) "The Thomas Book," by Lawrence B. Thomas, "Thomas of West River, MD," p.34; (2) "The Founders of Anne Arundel and Howard Counties, Maryland," by J.D. Warfield (Kohn & Pollock, Baltimore, 1905) p.46; (3) "A Biographical Dictionary of the Maryland Legislature, 1635-1789" (John Hopkins Univ. Press, Baltimore) p.810. Accessed 3/1/2019 jhd
  4. J. D. Warfield. The Founders of Anne Arundel and Howard Counties, Maryland. Kohn & Pollack, Baltimore, 1905, Reprinted Regional Publishing Company, Baltimore, 1973. page 46


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