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Robert Thompson (abt. 1663 - bef. 1697)

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Robert Thompson
Born about in Saint Mary's County, Colony of Marylandmap
Ancestors ancestors
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married before in in St. Mary's Co,Md- her 1st husbandmap
Descendants descendants
Died before in Gordiner's Run, Saint Mary's County, Colony of Marylandmap
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This biography is a rough draft. It was auto-generated by a GEDCOM import and needs to be edited.


Date: from 1 Nov 1697 to 4 Oct 1695
Place: Gordiner's Run, Saint Mary's County, Colony of Maryland

Could not interpret date in Death Date (from 1 Nov 1697 to 4 Oct 1695).


Date: ABT Oct 1697
Place: plantation "Hard Fortune", St. Mary's, Maryland, United States

User ID

User ID: 93C1DE7CB531C44090E2B75A6BB9B82A2199


Place: watchmaker


Note: 2 ADDR
3 NOTE {geni:place_name} watchmaker
3 NOTE {geni:place_name} Saint Mary's County, Colony of Maryland
3 CITY plantation "Hard Fortune"
3 STAE Maryland
3 CTRY United States
3 NOTE {geni:county} St. Mary's
3 NOTE {geni:place_name} Gordiner's Run, Saint Mary's County, Colony of Maryland
1 SUBM I6000000004282268560
A Catholic. A watchmaker. Donnelly, 239. Donnelly believes he was a son of Arthur THOMPSON (not mentioned in Arthur's will because he predeceased him). Donnelly, 239. Robert lived in the same area as Arthur. Donnelly, 239. Reno says his wife was MARY RALEY; Donnelly says MARY FRENCH. Donnelly, 239. In 1694/95, Robert acquired tract "Hard Fortune," on Gardiner's Run in St. Mary's Co. Robert's estate was valued at L 51.16.00 (Nov 1697) and at L 39.19.04. Included in his estate was a genealogy of the ACTON family and cattle in the possession of Sebastian THOMPSON, son of Arthur THOMPSON. Donnelly, 239. Many researchers believe he originated in the South Riding of Yorkshire.
The administration accounts of Robert Thompson, watchmaker dated
11/1/1697. Appraisers were James French and John Bailey. Approvers
were David Conner and James Gray. Adm: Mary Thompson, relict.
A Robert THOMPSON named in will of Thomas TURNER, St. Mary's Co. 15 Feb. 1696; rec'd personalty together with Thomas BANCROFT, and William MICHELL. TURNER's children receive acreage of "St. Thomas," " Audley End " and "St. Dorothys" on the west side of St. Clements Bay.
A William THOMPSON is residing in St. Mary's County by 7 June 1656, as testator in the will of William JOHNSON of St. Wynefrid's, St. Mary's County.[ a LANGWORTH, SHANKS connection!]
No will was discovered in MCW for Robert. There were these listings:
Robert 1688 Charles County [ named two children: John and Mary, entire estate equally at majority; no spouse named;
Testators John Goock, Thos. Warren, Robert Truett.
Exec. Capt. Humphrey Warren.]
Robert 1703 St. Mary's County, inventory, [not in book]
Robert 1737 Cecil County
Robert [ of the study: "Some Families..."] settled in Maryland prior to 1687 and is probably the same as the Robert sponsored by Mathew Nicklus sometime before 1680.
Robert Thompson received a land patent on 22 January 1694/95 [Liber C No. 3, folio 25-26, Land Office, Annapolis.]
...all material on Robert Thompson and the next two generations taken from "Some Families of the Revolutionary War from VA, MD, PA, SC and KY. pp. 459-469. book housed in Columbia at State Historical Soc. of MO
Here is some information from a study done in the 1980's. Some of which you may already seen, but thought I would pass it along. A cousin hired this research done and this is part of what was found.
The branch of the Thompson family which held "Rose Bank" on Rocky Creek and which this study is concerned had its origin on one Robert Thompson, but as many as three Robert Thompson's settled in Maryland prior to 1687, it is difficult to identify him with any degree of accuracy, but it is believed that he was the Robert Thompson who was brought in sometime before 1680 by Mathew Nicklus.
The following is an exact copy from the original: Liber WC No. 2, folio 234, Land Office, Annapolis.
25 October 1680, Mathew Nicklus proves seventeen rights and assigns them to Henry Lowe-Margaret Cole, Mary Lilly, William Smith, Thomas Evans, Francis Warrall, Bridgett, Daniel Jones, Thomas Coleman, James Ellin, Thomas Williams,David Williams, James Morgan, Alice Thomas, William Thomas, Richard Harry, William Taylor, and Robert Thompson. I do hereby assign and make over to Henry Lowe the above specified rights giving oath that they have never been madeuse of by any witness by hand and seal this 29th day of June 1680. signed (Matt. Nicklus)
Who was this Mathew Nicklus??? Who could he be that he was able to bring in others? Did he pay passage to America? Starting up Catholic family's here?
FM Paul Tobler: This Matthew Nicklus is undoubtedly related to a Robert Nicklus listed as a shipper of goods from England to Colonies on the ship "Virginia Merchant" about 1690-1708 era. I have no proof of this as a fact. If you could find out the First name of a man listed in many records as Gov Nicholls of Remssharonoych? (forgive my spelling) he may be the same one as this Matthew.
This was also about 1630-1664
Test. Charles Cooper
On January 22, 1694/5, Robert Thompson received his first and only letters patent of hand, as follows: (Liber C No. 3, folio 25-26, Land office, Annapolis.)
"By virtue of a Warrant granted unto Robert Thompson of St. Mary's Co., for
one hundred acres of land bearing date the twenty-second day of January,
one thousand six hundred and ninety four. These are to certify that I,
Charles Brook by the appointment of Capt. Richard Smith, Survey General,
have surveyed and laid out for him the said Robert Thompson a track or
parcel of land called "Hard Fortune" lying in St. Mary's Co. and beginning
at a marked Chestnut standing by a Branch being a Corner Tree of a parcel
of land formerly surveyed for Henry Spink and in the possession of Francis
Spink----witness our trusty and well beloved Col. Darnell, Keeper of our
said Greater Seal on our said Province of Maryland. To be held of the
Manor of West St. Mary's-----Rent of four shillings annually"
Robert died intestate in St. Mary's Co. during the year 1697. No will could be found. His personal effects were filed at court on Nov. 1, 1697, by his relict and administratrix, Mary Thompson. The appraised value was L-51 and among the articles of interest were ten pictures and a parcel of old books.
George Thomson, son of Robert and Mary, his seat was "Rocky Point", a portion of a 200 Acres grant, surveyed on June 15, 1652, for Walter Pake and assigned to Rich Knevett, and lay on the east bank of St. Clement's Bay. Before 1700 it had come into the possession of George Medcalf, but by 1705 or there abouts, Samuel Davis seized by marrying the relict of George Medcalf. (Rent Rolls, Liber 7-8, folio 30, Land Office, Annapolis, MD)
By 1715 John Nevett, Sr. either a direct or collateral descendant of Rich Knevett, the original owner was in possession as on May 11, 1715, he conveyed the entire tract of 200 acres to one William Marion Farthing, Gent., and one James Wheatley, both of St. Mary's Co. (IBID) On October 20, of the same year, they sold to William Roach. (IBID)
Terri ( Larry [])
Doc. #HD-34: GEDCOM fILE #14155 downloaded from World Tree

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Date: 18 May 2011
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User ID: D19E4FB82BCE8246A5A1A952D0CA177FA8CE
Husband: Robert Thompson
Wife: Mary French
Child: James Thompson
Child: George Thompson
Child: Elizabeth Thompson
Child: Robert Thompson
Child: J. Thompson
Date: ABT 1787 TO ABT 1685
Place: in St. Mary's Co,Md- her 1st husband
Note: 2 ADDR
3 NOTE {geni:place_name} in St. Mary's Co,MD- her 1st husband

Could not interpret date in Marriage Date (ABT 1787 TO ABT 1685).


  • WikiTree profile Thompson-7732 created through the import of export-ancesters only with any date greater than 1 Jan 1600 Jun2012.ged on Jun 21, 2012 by Dennis Pfiester. See the Changes page for the details of edits by Dennis and others.


death: from 4 October 1695 to October 1697 St. Mary's Co,MD burial: about October 1697 plantation "Hard Fortune", St. Mary's, Maryland, United States

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