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Samuel Thomas (1655 - 1743)

Samuel Thomas
Born in All Hallows Parish, Anne Arundel County, Province of Marylandmap
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Husband of — married 15 May 1688 (to about 1743) in Lebanon on Severn Ridge, Ann Arundel County, Marylandmap
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Died in All Hallows Parish, Anne Arundel County, Province of Marylandmap
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Contents

Biography

1655 Birth and Parents

Samuel Thomas was born in 1655 in All Hallows Parish, Anne Arundel County, Maryland. He was the son of Philip Thomas born about 1601 in Wales and died 10 July 1675 in Anne Arundel County, Maryland (Probate). His mother was Sarah Harrison, born in England before 1635 and died 12 February 1688/89 in Anne Arundel County (Inventory). They were married before 1651 in Bristol, England. [1]

Samuel Thomas was born in 1655. His parents Philip and Sarah Thomas received land in 1651 for their migration to Maryland from Bristol, England. Samuel was not included in the three children listed in the family at the time, so it can be concluded that he was born after his family's arrival in Maryland. [2]

Samuel Thomas was the son of Philip Thomas, who came to Maryland from Bristol, England, in 1651 and was granted five hundred acres, "Beckley" on the west side of the Chesapeake. [3]

Samuel's mother was Sarah Harrison, daughter of Godfrey Harrison Jr. They were Quakers. [2] She was born in 1620 [2] and was therefore aged 31 when they travelled to Maryland in 1651. She died in 1687. [2]

Occupation and Residence

Samuel Thomas was a planter in Anne Arundel County. [4]

1674 Land Holdings

In 1674 he held 72 acres of Talbot's Ridge on the North side of West River which was surveyed. [5]

1675 Inherits at Death of Father

Samuel's father Philip died in 1675. He is named in the will as one of the Philip's five children, and is to inherit half of 500 acres on the Clifts in Calvert County, as well as land in Anne Arundel and Baltimore Counties, as will as a share of two houses in Bristol, England.[2]

Thomas, Philip, A. A. County, 9th Sept., 1674; 10th July, 1675.

  • To sons Philip and Samuel and their hrs., 500 A., "The Clifts," in Calvert County, equally.
  • To dau. Martha, 3 grandchild, viz., Mary, dau. of John Meers, Philip and Eliza:, child, of William Cole, and to the Quakers, personalty.
  • To 5 child., viz., Philip, Samuel, Sarah, Eliza:, and Martha, personalty, equally.
  • To wife Sarah, execx., and residuary legatee of estate, including 120 A., "Fuller's Point," A. A.Co., and 1,200 A., "The Plains," on Patapsco R., Baltimore Co.;the latter tract to pass to son Samuel afsd.
  • Test: Jno. Ricks, Marmaduke Noble. 2. 330.

1675 Legatee in will of John Mears

1675, 25 May: Will of John Mears was proved. Mears bequeathed to Samuel Thomas his silver tobacco-box and suite of clothes "made me lately by Richard Arnold. [5]

Quaker Religion

Samuel Thomas was a Quaker. [5]

1687 Estate Conflict

After the death of Philip's wife Sarah in 1687, the estate was claimed by their son Samuel. However, Philip's son-in-law Edward Talbot, second husband of daughter Elizabeth, contested the will and Samuel's right to the entire estate. The West River Meeting of Friends was appealed to settle the dispute and they decided that although Samuel's mother had expressed a wish that Samuel should be her sole heir, she had not given legal effect to it. Eventually, the estate was equally divided amongst her several heirs.[2][3]

1687: After his mother's death, Samuel claimed all her estates by virtue of a verbal will which he alleged she had made in his favor. This claim was resisted by his brother-in-law, Edward Talbot, and the West River Meeting of Friends was appealed to, to decide the question. The Meeting decided that although she had expressed a wish that Samuel Thomas should be sole heir, she had not given legal effect to it, and that the estate should be equally divided between her several heirs. [5]

1688 Marriage to Mary Hutchins

On 15 September 1688 in West River, Anne Arundel County, Maryland, he married Mary Hutchins, b. Jul 1661, West River, Anne Arundel County, Maryland, d. 25 Jul 1751, All Hallows Parish, Anne Arundel County, Maryland (Age ~ 90 years) [1]

Samuel Thomas married Mary Hutchins of Calvert County, whose mother was Elizabeth Burrage .[3]

Mary married Samuel Thomas on 15 May 1688 at his own house in Anne Arundel Co, Maryland. [5] She had previously been engaged to Thomas Smith. At the 2nd meeting of their "passing meeting" Thomas appeared and "discharged her of any ingagement whatsoever," so the meeting gave its consent to their marriage. [6][4] [7][8] Two dates given in West River Monthly Meeting records: 15 day, 3 mo., 1688, Mary Hutchings; and 15 day, 9 mo., 1688, Mary Hutchins.

1688 Quaker Offices

1688, Apr: Appointed to a Committee on "drowsiness" by the West River Meeting (Quaker) [5] . 1688, 4 Aug: Probably a minister of the Society of Friends as early as this date, when Herring Creek quarterly meeting approved his proposal to attend the yearly meeting at Philadelphia. [5]

1698 His Lordship's Manor

After 1698: Rented 200 acres of his Lordship's manor on the Ridge. [5]

Of "Lebanon", Anne Arundel County, Maryland. [5]

1743 Death

Samuel Thomas died in 1743 in All Hallows Parish, Anne Arundel County, Maryland. [1]

Children

Samuel Thomas and his wife Mary Hutchins had at least 11 children, perhaps 12.

  1. Sarah Thomas, b. 31 Mar 1689, West River, Anne Arundel County, Maryland, d. 29 Jan 1724/25, West River, Anne Arundel County, Maryland. (Age 35 years)[9] Sarah married Joseph Richardson[3] Sarah Thomas, b. 31 Mar 1689, West River, Anne Arundel County, Maryland, d. 29 Jan 1724/25, West River, Anne Arundel County, Maryland (Age 35 years) [1]
  2. Samuel Thomas, died young. Born 1 Feb 1690/91, West River, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find, d. 1691, West River, Anne Arundel County, Maryland[9][4]Samuel Thomas, b. 1 Feb 1690/91, West River, Anne Arundel County, Maryland, d. 1691, West River, Anne Arundel County, Maryland [1]
  3. Samuel Thomas, died young. Born 11 Mar 1692/93, West River, Anne Arundel County, Maryland, d. Bef 1701, West River, Anne Arundel County, Maryland (Age < 7 years)[9][4] Samuel Thomas, b. 11 Mar 1692/93, West River, Anne Arundel County, Maryland, d. Bef 1701, West River, Anne Arundel County, Maryland (Age < 7 years) [1]
  4. Philip Thomas, b. 1 Mar 1693/94, Anne Arundel County, Maryland, d. 23 Nov 1762, Anne Arundel County, Maryland (Age 68 years)[9] Philip, born 1 Mar 1693/94 at West River, Anne Arundel County, lived on "Lebanon," West River. [4]Philip Thomas, b. 1 Mar 1693/94, Anne Arundel County, Maryland, d. 23 Nov 1762, Anne Arundel County, Maryland (Age 68 years) [1]
  5. John Thomas, b. 15 Apr 1697, West River, Anne Arundel County, Maryland, d. 29 Jan 1749/50, Prince George's County, Maryland (Age 52 years)[9] John married Elizabeth, daughter of Richard and Elizabeth (Coale) Snowden[3] John Thomas, b. 15 Apr 1697, West River, Anne Arundel County, Maryland d. 29 Jan 1749/50, Prince George's County, Maryland (Age 52 years) [1]
  6. Elizabeth Thomas, b. 25 Dec 1698, West River, Anne Arundel County, Maryland, d. 9 Aug 1775, Anne Arundel County, Maryland - Probate (Age 76 years)[9] Elizabeth married Richard Snowden, son of Richard and Mary Linthicum Snowden[3] [10] Elizabeth Thomas, b. 25 Dec 1698, West River, Anne Arundel County, Maryland, d. 9 Aug 1775, Anne Arundel County, Maryland - Probate (Age 76 years) [1]
  7. Mary Thomas, b. 6 Nov 1700, West River MM, Anne Arundel County, Maryland, d. 3 Feb 1780, Anne Arundel County, Maryland (Age 79 years)[9] Mary Thomas, b. 6 Nov 1700, West River MM, Anne Arundel County, Maryland, d. 3 Feb 1780, Anne Arundel County, Maryland (Age 79 years) [1]
  8. Samuel Thomas, b. 12 Nov 1702, All Hallow's Parish, Anne Arundel County, Maryland, d. 3 Feb 1780, Anne Arundel County, Maryland (Age 77 years)[9] Samuel married Mary, daughter of Richard and Elizabeth (Coale) Snowden [10] Samuel Thomas, b. 12 Nov 1702, All Hallows Parish, Anne Arundel County, Maryland, d. 3 Feb 1780, Anne Arundel County, Maryland (Age 77 years) [1]
  9. William Thomas, b. Abt 1706, All Hallow's Parish, Anne Arundel County, Maryland, d. Aft 1751, All Hallow's Parish, Anne Arundel County, Maryland (Age ~ 46 years)[9] William Thomas, b. Abt 1706, All Hallows Parish, Anne Arundel County, Maryland, d. Aft 1751, All Hallows Parish, Anne Arundel County, Maryland (Age ~ 46 years) [1]
  10. Margaret Thomas, b. 1710, West River, Anne Arundel County, Maryland, d. Aft 1750, West River, Anne Arundel County, Maryland (Age > 41 years)[9] Margaret Thomas, b. 1710, West River, Anne Arundel County, Maryland, d. Aft 1750, West River, Anne Arundel County, Maryland. (Age > 41 years) [1]

Children not named by Marshall

  1. Ann married Richard Fell, of England.[3]
  2. Evan Thomas Sr., son of this Samuel Thomas and Mary Hutchins. [11]

Sources

Citations

  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 Mike Marshall. Early Colonial Settlers of Southern Maryland and Virginia's Northern Neck Counties Profile for Samuel Thomas Accessed 24 October 2020 jhd
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 Philip Thomas, Find A Grave Memorial# 134734869. Created by: Bonnie's Daughter. Record added: Aug 22, 2014. https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=134734869. Accessed May 29, 2017. jhd. Citing the following sources:
    • Lawrence Buckley Thomas. "The Thomas Book", 1896, Pg 27.
    • "Founders of Anne Arundel & Howard Counties, Maryland", by Joshua Dorsey Warfield, 1905, beginning Pg 46.
    • "Visitation" of London, Volume I, Pg 353.
    • Passenger & Immigration Lists Index 1500's-1900's, Pg 234.
    • "Genealogical & Memorial Encyclopedia, Maryland", by Richard Henry Spencer, Editor, 1919, Pg 95.
    • "Pedigrees of Thomas, Chew & Lawrance" and "The Thomas Book", both by Rev William Buckley Thomas, Wisconsin Historical Society, 1883.
    • Quaker Meeting Records 1681-1994
    • "Colonial Families of the United States of America", George Norbury Mackenzie, Editor, originally published 1912, Volume VII, beginning Pg 519.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 Warfield, page 46
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 Edward C. Papenfuse, et al. A Biographical Dictionary of the Maryland Legislature 1635-1789 Profile for Philip Thomas Volume 426, Page 810 Accessed 24 October 2020 jhd
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 5.5 5.6 5.7 5.8 Lawrence B. Thomas. The Thomas Book: Thomas of West River, Maryland. pp 33-34. Cited by Marshall, Profile for Samuel Thomas
  6. "Colonial Families of the United States of America," ed . George Norbury Mackenzie (Gene alogical Pub. Co, 1966) Vo l. VI, p.367. Cited by Norvan L. Johnson. Hardin Clay Roots #1. [http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=norvan&id=I382424 Mary Hutchins. Updated OCTOBER 22, 2015. Accessed May 28, 2017. jhd
  7. Brice M. Clagett, Holly Hill, Friendship, MD 20758 (197 9). Cited by Norvan L. Johnson. Hardin Clay Roots #1. [http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=norvan&id=I382424 Mary Hutchins. Updated OCTOBER 22, 2015. Accessed May 28, 2017. jhd
  8. "MD Marriages 1634-1777," compiled by Robert Barnes (Genealogical Pub. Co, Baltimore, 1975) p.178. Cites: (a) West River Monthly Meeting, published serially in the "Bulletin of the MD Gen. Soc," beginning Vol. XIV, No. 2. Cited by Norvan L. Johnson. Hardin Clay Roots #1. [http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=norvan&id=I382424 Mary Hutchins. Updated OCTOBER 22, 2015. Accessed May 28, 2017. jhd
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 9.3 9.4 9.5 9.6 9.7 9.8 9.9 Mike Marshall. Mary Hutchins. Early Colonial Settlers of Southern Maryland and Virginia's Northern Neck Counties. http://www.colonial-settlers-md-va.us/getperson.php?personID=I017286&tree=tree1. Accessed May 31, 2017, jhd
  10. 10.0 10.1 Warfield, page 361
  11. Jolliffe, William. 1893. 'Historical, genealogical, and biographical account of the Jolliffe family of Virginia, 1652 to 1893 Also sketches of the Neill's, Janney's, Hollingsworth's, and other cognate families. Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott. posted Dec 08, 2018 by Fann Fann.

Bibliography of Frequently Cited Books

  • J. D. Warfield. The Founders of Anne Arundel and Howard Counties, Maryland. Kohn & Pollack, Baltimore, 1905, Reprinted Regional Publishing Company, Baltimore, 1973. 543 pages

See also:

  • Hutchins, Jack Randolph. Robert Hutchins of Colonial America: The historical Hutchins family records. Baltimore: Gateway Press, 1992. pg 385.
  • Hutchins, Jack Randolph, and Richard Jasper Hutchings. Hugh Hutchins of Old England: The History of the Hutchins Families of the Old and New Worlds. Baltimore: Gateway Press, 1984. pg 338.

Acknowledgements

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The following source describes Evan Thomas Sr, though in not much detail, as the son of this Samuel Thomas and Mary Hutchins.

It might be worth a look:

Jolliffe, William. 1893. Historical, genealogical, and biographical account of the Jolliffe family of Virginia, 1652 to 1893 Also sketches of the Neill's, Janney's, Hollingsworth's, and other cognate families. Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott.
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