Early Colonial Settlers of Southern Maryland and Virginia's Northern Neck Counties

Thomas Rookwood

Male Abt 1699 - 1726  (~ 27 years)


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  • Name Thomas Rookwood 
    Born Abt 1699  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 1 Feb 1725/26  Charles County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I012489  Tree1
    Last Modified 21 May 2019 

    Father Edward Rookwood,   b. Abt 1653,   d. 29 Mar 1718, Charles County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 65 years) 
    Mother Mary Davis,   b. Abt 1674,   d. Bef 26 Aug 1740, Prince William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 66 years) 
    Married 1699  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F08196  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Henrietta Jameson,   b. Bef 9 Jan 1705/06, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1734, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 27 years) 
    Married Abt 1723  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Anne Rookwood,   b. Abt 1723, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1742, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 18 years)
     2. Mary Rookwood,   b. Abt 1725, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1735, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 9 years)
    Last Modified 21 May 2019 
    Family ID F08195  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      Rookwood, Thomas, Charles Co... 21st Nov., 1725; 1st Feb.,, 1725.
      To dau. Mary and hrs., "Allensons Folly", thereof excepted during life of her mother; "Preston" adj.; and personalty at age of 16 yrs.; she dying without issue, to pass to her sister Anne,
      To dau. Anne and hrs. "St. Davids", "Found Hills," "Hard Frost"; and personalty at age of 16; she dying without issue, to pass to her sister Mary.
      To wife Heneretta, extx., 1/3 interest in "Allenson's Folly" during life; residue of estate absolutely,, to pay legacies therefrom.
      To god-dau. Winniford Speake, personalty formerly belonging to Charles Talfer {Tolford}.
      3 tenants,, viz. Edward Mattocks, Wm. Davis and Adam Clinkscales, to hold tenements as per agreement. Edward Mattocks not to clear any more towards Mr. Thos. Skinner's or Mr. Anthony Collins.
      Test: Thomas Skinner, John Peacock, Mary Brownin.
      Note: 26th Feb., 1725, widow claims her thirds. 18, 442.
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      Thomas Rockwood 11.344 CH 87.14.6 May 21 1726 May 24 1726
      Appraisers: Wallter Winter, Thomas Osburn.
      Mentions: Sarah Nelson, Richard Wade, Elisabeth Parandier, Stephen Brown.
      Executrix: Henrietta Rockwood
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      Thomas Rookwood 7.385 A CH i86.14.6 20.9.1 Jun 24 1726
      Received from: William Daviss, Edward Maddox, John Speake, Sr., Edmund Bury Godfrey Pain Adam Clinkscales, William Willson, John Kite.
      Payments to: David Cochran, Mr. Daniell Jenifer, Robert Calburt.
      Executrix: Heneritta Rookwood.
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      Rookwood, Edw., 13th Feb., 1717;
      To dau. Mary Sanders, personalty.
      to children of wife Mary, 12, pence each.
      Ex :Son Thomas.
      Testa. Wm. Wilson, Edw. Askins, Eliza Coome, 14. 519.
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      Edward Rookwood l.384 A CH 54.4.0 27.1.10 Mar 13 1718
      Received from: Joseph Parker, Joseph Knight, Philip Combs, John Speake, Jr.
      Payments to: John Sanders for Edward Mings, Stephen Robinson, William Sladen, Thomas Bordley, Esq.
      Residuary Legatees accountant.
      Executors Thomas Rookwood.
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      Robert Sanders 1.362 A CH 166.l.5 10.1.2 Feb 20 1718
      Received from: Francis King, Thomas Rookwood, John Cook, William Martin, Stephen Evens, Thomas Wheeler, Capt. Dart, William Smith, Richard Chapman, Charles Adams, John Wallace, George Gaddis, Richard Holden.
      Payments to: Francis Charges, Daniel Hopper, John Yates, John Ball, John Beckenson, Richard Slittor.
      Executors: Frances Robertson, William Sanders.
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      Charles Co Land Records, Book D#4, 1786-1790 Page 554. Letter of Notice, recorded at the request of General William Smallwood
      No. 1. The deposition of Francis Boucher Franklin, aged about 45 years, deposes that about 4 years ago, he was called upon by General Smallwood to ride with him to James Simms', the General said as Simms was old and Rookwood had set up a claim to his land, that Simms would know of the Rookwood family, that he rode with him to James Simms, who said he was 84 years old. The General asked him if he knew old Edward Rookwood (decd) he said he did not think he did, but that he had often heard the old people speak of him. He asked him then if he knew his son Thomas, or whether he had more children by his first wife than Thomas, he said that by general information, he never heard that he had any more, that he knew Thomas Rookwood very well, and that he was possessed of all his father's lands after his father's death, and died possessed with sd lands. He then asked him if he knew whether Edward Rookwood was married a second time, he said that he had been often told that he married or cohabited with a hireling or servant woman several years after the death of his first wife, he asked him then if he knew what became of that woman, he said that she went off with a man by the name of Goslin, to Virginia, as he had been informed, and that it was the general report that she had several children by this Goslin. He then asked him, respecting Thomas Rookwood, whether he married and who he married, he told him yes, that Thomas Rookwood married a Henrietta Barnes, and told him how long he lived after his marriage, and that he left a wife and 2 daughters, one of which daughters died young, the other, Anne Rookwood, married Henry Moore, he said he had a great right to know the girls, for he was guardian to them several years and had lived on their land, Allansons Folly. He asked him if he knew how the land became escheatable. He told him it was from the death of an only child which Henry Moore had by Anne Rookwood (whose age and name he also told) and for want of heirs in Thomas Rookwood. He asked him if William Rookwood did not descend from this woman who went off with Goslin to Virginia, he said that he had often heard from many people that he was descended from the woman who went off with Goslin, and said that old Edward Rookwood always disowned him as his son, and was generally reputed to be got by this Goslin, and said that he had often heard that she never returned to Rookwood again during his life. He also said that he had married a sister to Henrietta Barnes, wife of sd Thomas Rookwood. The same evening, at Mr. James Murdock's, he asked James Murdock and wife if they knew old Edward Rookwood, that he had died before she could remember, he then asked her if she knew whether he had any children, she said she had heard people say that Thomas Rookwood was his only son, that she had never heard of any other child. He then asked her if she knew Thomas Rookwood. She said she did, but that she was very young, though remembered his living on the land at Chickamuxon. He then asked her if she remembered whether he was ever married, or whom he did marry, she said she did not know whom he married. He likewise asked her if she knew how many children Thomas Rookwood had. She told him, yes, he had 2 daughters, Anne and Mary, and he died leaving a wife and those 2 daughters, one of which, Mary, died young, and the other, Ann, married Henry Moore. He then asked her if she knew how many children Henry Moore had by his wife Ann, she said she never knew or understood that he had but one daughter who died young, and that the land, at her death, became escheatable for want of heirs in Thomas Rookwood, and that Henry Moore escheated the land. Signed Jun 2, 1789 - Frans B. Franklin. Wit - Richd Barnes*.
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      Charles Co Land Records, Book D#4, 1786-1790 Page 554. Letter of Notice, recorded at the request of General William Smallwood
      No. 5. The deposition of John Maddox, aged about 52 years, says that about 25 years ago, he happened at his father's, Edward Maddox' s, and he informed this Deponent that Mr. Rookwood from Virginia had been over to inquire of him respecting his right of several tracts of land called Allansons Folly, Saint Davids, Found Hills, and Hard Frost,; and his father informed him that he believed he had satisfied Mr. Rookwood that he had no more right to the lands that he had, and that he, sd Rookwood, was not the right heir, that all the sd lands became escheat at the death of Henry Moore, and always understood that Mr. Moore had a life estate in the above mentioned land, and his father, Edward Maddox, informed him that he told Mr. Rookwood that his name was or ought to be Goslin, and further says that his father, Edward Maddox, had been formerly a tenant to Mr. Rookwood on the tract of land called Saint Davids, and says that he, this Deponent, was born on the tract of land called Saint Davids. Signed Jun 2, 1789 - Jno Maddox. Wit - Richd Barnes*. In consequence of the indisposition of Adam Clinkscales and Thomas Shettleworth Posey, both of whom being confined to their beds, could not attend at the time and place afd, the further execution of the business was adjourned to the day following after William Smallwood had given notice thereof to Mr. Langhorne Dade and Richard Scott, Rookwood's, agent and atty, to attend. The deposition of John Booker Meeke and Francis Speake, of lawful age, say that on Jun 2, 1789, they were present at Chickamuxon Warehouse, and in the afternoon of the same day after the above depositions were taken, these Deponents then heard General Smallwood call upon Langhorne Dade and Richard Scott, Thomas Rookwood's atty and agent, and heard sd Smallwood give them notice that he intended to go through with the present examination of witnesses in the suits depending between him and sd Thomas Rookwood, and for that purpose he would attend the next day to finish the business, that it would take him a day longer because of the indisposition of two of his witnesses, Adam Clinkscales and Thomas Shuttleworth Posey, whom he should attend at their houses the next day, and gave them a polite invitation to go home with him and stay that night, and that on the next day they would all set out together and continue on the business until it should be completed, and that he requested their attendance to cross-examine the witnesses if they thought proper, and that sd Langhorne Dade, in reply to the General, told him it would be to no purpose to go, that it would only be picking Mr. Scott's pocket, that from the depositions already taken, he was satisfied that Thomas Rookwood had no right, and that he advised Mr. Scott to drop it. The sd Richard Scott then said, in reply to the General, he would concern no further with the business and that he would also advise Thomas Rookwood to drop it, for that he thought sd Rookwood had no sort of right, and had already sunk and expended too much to no purpose - and sd Richard Scott further said that he would not attend the further examination of the witnesses, and thereupon the business was adjourned to the next day and sd Dade and Scott then took leave of the General and the company and departed to Virginia. Signed - John B. Meek, F. Speake. Wit - Richd Barnes*. We certify that on Sep 3, 1789, John Maddox Jr made oath that he was present when General Smallwood called on Langhorn Bade & Richard Scott last Jun 2, and that the deposition of John Booker Meek and Francis Speake, is true. And at the same time came Jesse Evans and made oath that what is contained in the sd deposition is true, except that he does not recollect hearing Richard Scott say that he would advise Thomas Rookwood to drop it. Sworn before Richd Barnes*, Henry Barnes*. Agreeable to adjournment, William Smallwood attended on Jun 3, 1789 at the dwelling house of Adam Clinkscales, when the following Deposition of the sd Clinkscales was taken before Richard Barnes, a CC JP.
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      Charles Co Land Records, Book D#4, 1786-1790 Page 554. Letter of Notice, recorded at the request of General William Smallwood
      No. 6. The deposition of Adam Clinkscales, aged about 61 years, deposes that he always heard and understood that his mother and other old people of the neighborhood, that Edward Rookwood never had any other child by his 1st wife besides Thomas Rookwood, who, after the death of his father, Edward Rookwood, heired and possessed all the lands and personal estate which his sd father, Edward, died possessed of, and that Thomas Rookwood lived on the land called Allansons Folly and died possessed and seised of that land and all the other lands which he heired from, and entered into possession of, after his father's death as afd, that sd lands, after the death of Thomas Rookwood, was heired and possessed by Anne Rookwood, only surviving heiress of the sd Thomas, and that the sd Anne married Henry Moore, and had an only child, a daughter named Charity, who died young, upon which he always heard that those lands afd became escheat, and that he always understood that the sd Henry Moore escheated them for want of the heirs of Thomas Rookwood, and that he never heard of, or understood that there ever was, after the death of Edward Rookwood, any other heir to sd lands besides Thomas Rookwood, and that he frequently heard his mother say that those lands afd were held by a very slender right apron string hold, and that if Charity Moore should die without heirs, the lands afd would become escheat. This Deponent further says that he always understood that his father, Adam Clinkscales, leased of Thomas Rookwood, part of the tract of land which sd Thomas dwelled on called Allansons Folly, lying upon the mouth of Chickamuxon Cr where the Warehouses now stand, down to the Gut below, whereon his sd father lived and died, and where he, this Deponent, was born, and his mother told him that he was born in Nov and in the Sep following, his father died, and that his father was a middle aged man and had served in Queen Anns Wars, as he had told her. And this Deponent further says that he always heard from his mother and the old people of the neighborhood, that Edward Rookwood (after the death of his 1st wife, the mother of Thomas Rookwood afd) married a 2nd wife, and that the sd 2nd wife eloped from him and either ran away with, or went to one, Goslin, in Virginia and lived with him, and had several children by him, and that William Rookwood was the son of this woman and was generally reported and understood to be sd Goslin's son. Signed - Adam Clinkscales. Wit - Rich Barnes*. The deposition of Richard Barnes, of lawful age, says that when he attended with General Smallwood on Jun 3, 1789, at the dwelling house of Adam Clinkscales, and took sd Clinkscale's deposition as above, this deponent found him confined to his bed by a dangerous spell of sickness, and so very weak and low, that it was not possible for sd Clinkscales to have attended the preceding day as a witness at Chickamuxon Warehouse. Signed Sep 3, 1789 - Rich Barnes. Wit - Henry Barnes*. On Jun 3, 1789, William Smallwood attended at the dwelling house of Thomas Shuttleworth Posey, when and where the following deposition was taken before Daniel Jenifer, one of the CC JPs, who then and there attended for the purpose, in consequence of the indisposition of Richard Barnes, who had attended on the preceding day, and on this present day, until he was so much indisposed at Adam Clinkscale's that he could proceed no further. Signed - Dan Jenifer*.
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      St. Davids, for Thomas Rookwood 1719 Land Records M 2, p. 51 0 0 MSA S 1558-162

      Rockwood, Thomas 1729-1733 Land Records M-2, p. 51 0 0 MSA C 2271-959
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      1642-1753 Rent Rolls Charles County, Maryland Hundred - Chicamuxen: Rent Roll page/Sequence: 358-45: ST. BENEDICTS: 300 acres; Possession of - 300 Acres - Rookwood, Edward: Surveyed 20 Jan 1665 for Bennett Marshagay at a bound oak standing upon a point by Piscataway River side at the mouth of a marsh.: Conveyance notes - Included in the Resurvey of St. Benedicts,
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      1642-1753 Rent Rolls Charles County MD Hundred - Chicamuxen: Rent Roll page/Sequence: 356-32: ST. DAVIDS: 200 acres; Possession of - 200 Acres - Rookwood, Edward: Surveyed 21Sep 1674 for David Maddox & David Towells at a bound Red Oak in Chingomuxon woods near the lands of Thomas Shuttleworth:
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      1642-1753 Rent Rolls Charles County MD Hundred - Chicamuxen: Rent Roll page/Sequence: 353-10: ALLANSONS FOLLY: 400 acres; Possession of - 100 Acres - Ming, Edward: 300 Acres - Rookwood, Edward: 100 Acres - Hoskins, Philip: 100 Acres - Mackey, James: Surveyed 2 April 1662 for Thomas Allison on the East side of Piscataway river on the South Side of Chingomuxon Creek: Other Tracts Mentioned: MOORES REGAINED; Conveyance notes - Edward Ming in the right of his wife (and relict of Matthew Dike), Resurveyed as Escheat into MOORES REGAINED Folio 461.
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      1642-1753 Rent Rolls Charles County MD Hundred - Chicamuxen: Rent Roll page/Sequence: 356-33: FOUNDHILL: 100 acres; Possession of - 100 Acres - Dike, Matthew: Surveyed 28 May 1675 for David Towells at a bound Red Oak in Chingomuxon woods in the land of the lands called ST. DAVID: Other Tracts Mentioned: ST. DAVID; Conveyance notes - Matthew Dike (20yrs) listed as a servant to Matthew Stone in 1671- (Servants and Masters, Liber C-l (1665-1685)),
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      1642-1753 Rent Rolls Charles County MD Hundred - Chicamuxen: Rent Roll page/Sequence: 358-44: HARD FROST : 200 acres; Possession of - 200 Acres - Mason, Colonel: Surveyed 15 July 1659 Thomas Allanson on the South side Mattawoman Creek patent dated 19 June 1663: Conveyance notes - Col Mason in Virginia,
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      1642-1753 Rent Rolls Charles County MD Hundred - Chicamuxen: Rent Roll page/Sequence: 461-563: MOORES REGAINED: 360 acres; Possession of - 360 Acres - Moore, Henry: Originally called ALLANSONS FOLLY, part ESCHEAT by and Re-surveyed for Henry Moore 24 Feb 1749, beginning at a bounded hiccory tree standing on the South side Chicamuxen Creek on the West side of a [?], the original beginning of the said; three hundred acres. patented 24 Aug 1751: Other Tracts Mentioned: ALLANSONS FOLLY; Conveyance notes - {mm Note; not identified to a specific Hundred. Location identified by watercourse or nearby tract.}, ,

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