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

Evan Thomas

Male Bef 1699 - Abt 1735  (> 36 years)


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  • Name Evan Thomas 
    Born Bef 1699  Hanover Parish, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Abt 1735  Hamilton Parish, Prince William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I021872  Tree1
    Last Modified 4 Dec 2020 

    Father Evan Thomas,   b. Bef 1672, Sittingbourne Parish, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Mar 1743/44, Lunenburg Parish, Richmond County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 72 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Gossom,   b. Bef 1680,   d. Aft 1745, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 67 years) 
    Married Bef 1696  Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F44867  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Children 
     1. William Thomas,   b. Bef 1725, Hamilton Parish, Prince William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1767, Fairfax County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 44 years)
     2. Sarah Thomas,   b. Bef 1729, Hamilton Parish, Prince William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1763, Fairfax County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 36 years)
     3. Evan Thomas,   b. Bef 1730, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1751  (Age > 23 years)
    Last Modified 4 Dec 2020 
    Family ID F13279  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • === father's will
      Richmond County, Va Wills
      p.447 - Evan THOMAS, Lun.Par., will; 5 Dec 1741, 5 Mar 1743/44
      wife Elizabeth all land and plant. whereon I now live; son William land and plant. after wife's death; son
      Evan land near Charles Beaverdam; daus. Elizabeth, Mary JONES, and Bridget (BRUCE]; s-i-l John PETTY
      who mar. dau. Anne; ex: wife; wits: Elias DAVIS, Youell DAVIS, William JACKSON.
      ===
      Beginning at a White Oak pages 260-263
      THOMAS, EVAN - See GOING, WILLIAM AND THOMAS, EVAN.

      94 THOMAS, EVAN
      TODD, JOHN 1215 3 August 1719 NN 5:212 North side Four Mile Creek.**

      John Todd of Precinct of Ouslow, County of Bath, Province of North Carolina, sold for 200 Sterling to John Awbrey, land beginning at mouth of small branch out of side of main run of Four Mile Creek about 2 1/4 miles above the mill. (Pr. Wm. Deeds D;350. 3 June 1738)

      Frances Awbrey, St. Mary's County, Maryland and Owen Brady and Hannover his wife, daughters of John, recovered from Todd, then sold their rights to John Carlyle. (Fx. Deeds E:242. 2 May 1763. Deed of Confirmation from Francis Awbrey 12 May 1762. RS 1:61A)

      William Thomas of Prince William County sold 20 January 1742 to Robert King 100 acres, lower land of tract bequeathed by Evans Thomas to son William, bounded by line of Howson, Alexander and Four Mile Run "where Mr. Ridley (Rigbey) and Robert King live." (Fx. Deeds A:3)

      Robert King sold 100 acres to Hugh West 20 November 1745, part of 300 acres of Evans Thomas. (Fx. Deeds A:513)

      Thomas Whitford of Fairfax County sold to Hugh West 196 3/4 acres on Four Mile Run, part of 300 willed by Evans Thomas to his son William and sold by William Thomas to Thomas Whitford 8 March 1735. (Fx. Deeds A:510. 20 November 1745)

      Evan Thomas built on his land "a small house for the reception of his family and dyed." His widow married "one Rigbey," a shoemaker who used the Thomas cabin for his shop and built a better home for his family. A witness stated that "Rigbey run away" but that Mrs. Rigbey stayed on. One daughter married Thomas Whitford and the other married Robert King. (Templeman, Arlington Heritage, p. 50)

      223 GOING, JAMES
      PEARSON, SIMON 652 4 March 1730 NN C:118 LS Four Mile Run near Brandvmore adjacent chestnut lands of Thomas Pearson, decd.**

      60 GOING, WILLIAM
      THOMAS, EVAN 124 23 November 1714 NN 5:8 Both sides main run of Jonathans Creek, which creek issues out of the west or upper side Occoquan River, beginning at white oak on west side of run near the road leading to Dogue Island neck and in the line of Mr. Giles Traverse.

      William Goings sold 90 acres to William Godfrey 6 May 1724. (Stafford Deeds 1722-1728, p. 121) William Godfrey devised the 90 acres to Abednego Adams in his will dated 16 January 1749. Abednego Adams sold the 90 acres to John McIntosh of Colchester 27 January 1763. (Fx. Deeds E:220)
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      STAFFORD COUNTY VA DEED BOOK J; 1722-1728; THE ANTIENT PRESS
      PP. 121-125
      This Indenture made 6th May 1724 between WILLIAM GOING of Parish Overwharton in county Stafford and WILLIAM GODFREY of same...for sum Four thousand pounds Tobacco & Cask .. by deeds of lease & release .. sold tract of land beginning marked Red oak on East side of main run of Jonathan's Creek being the bound tree of a parcel of land taken up by William Going and EVAN THOMAS .. a hill side near the little Sandy Run ... corner tree of land of GILES TILLET thence along Tillet's line .. said main Run of Jonathan's Creek .. laid out for 90 acres
      Presence John Willson, William x Going
      Moses Linton
      At a Court held for Stafford County 13th May 1724 Then came LEWIS SANDERS by virtue of Power of Attorney from William Going duly proved in Court by oaths of John Willson and WILLIAM O'DANIEL Witnesses thereto Subscribed and acknowledged this Deed/Release to William Godfrey ordered to be recorded,
      Virginia ... Know all men I William Going of County Stafford do appoint my well beloved ffriend Lewis Sanders of County Stafford my Attorney to acknowledge in my name .. certain deeds of Lease and Release for 90 acres unto William Godfrey .. In Witness .. 7th May 1724.
      Presence John Willson, William x Going
      William O'Daniel
      ===
      LAND RECORDS, FAIRFAX COUNTY, VIRGINIA, Liber A
      (by Mrs. Eula K. Woodward, Washington, D. C.)
      15 Oct. 1745, Lease. Thos. Whitford, Fairfax, Truro, &Edward Masterson, same, 300 A. part of tract belonging to sd. Whitford & heirs of Evan Thomas. Wit. Henry Brewer, Guy Broadwater, 15 Oct. 11745, p. 480. Also signed by Sarah Whitford, w. of Thos. Delivered 3 Feb. 1763 to -- Carlyle.
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      Prince William County, Virginia Deeds {June Whitehurst Johnson}: Liber B; 1732-1735;
      Pages 8-11. March 20, 1732. James Robeson in Pr. William and Parish of Hamilton, Joyner to William Downman of Parish of Farnham in Co. of Richmond, planter....for 45 lbs. sterl.... 629 a....land joyning to land of Evan Thomas.... on 4 Mile Run.. by mouth of a small br. of Long Br. Deed of lease and release.
      James Robertson
      Wit:John Grant, Thos. Robinson, Hugh French.
      At court March 21, 1752 James Robertson acknowledged this release to William Downman.
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      LAND RECORDS, FAIRFAX COUNTY, VIRGINIA, Liber A
      (by Mrs. Eula K. Woodward, Washington, D. C.)
      William Thomas, Prince William Co. 20 Jan. 1742, 1st part-Robert King, same Co. 2d part. 100 A. part of tract of 1215 A. grant to Evans Thomas, father of Wm., bearing date 3 Aug., 1719, bequeathed by Evans Thomas to son Wm., bounded by line of Howson Alexander and Four Mile Run where Mr. Rigley and Robert King live. William Thomas. Wit. Wm. Henry Tenett, Thomas Whitford, Thos. Tanner. 20 Jan., 1742- p. 8.
      mm: my interpretation is that "Howson Alexander" is not a person, they are two people, Howson and Alexander, who owned land where reagan national airport parking gararge stands. Gerard Alexander ends up with this land.
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      Prince William County, Virginia Deeds {June Whitehurst Johnson}: Liber B; 1732-1735;
      Pages 14-18. March 20, 1732. Ann Middleton of Pr. William, Widow to John Mercer of Stafford, Gent.....for 6,000 lbs. of Tob....378 a....on lower side of main run of 4 mile Cr....about half a mile above a mill called Chubbs Mill in or near the line of Maj. Robert Alexanders land opposit the land of Mr. Evan Thomas and Mr. John Todd....lower side of the Wolf Trap Br. Deed of lease and release. Ann Middleton
      Wit: John Grant, Edw. Barry, John Gregg.
      Rec'd. of John Mercer sum of 6,000 lbs. of Tob. March 21, 1732. At court March 22, 1732 Ann Middleton widow acknowledged this release with receipt to John Mercer.
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      Prince William County, Virginia Deeds {June Whitehurst Johnson}: Liber B; 1732-1735; Pages 141-143. April 15, 1732. Joseph Waugh of Stafford, planter and Millian his wife to.. James Baxter of West., planter and Elizabeth his wife..... 1625 a.... in Parish of Hamilton... . .on north side of Occoquan River now in the tenure occupation of Evan Thomas, Andrew Smarr and Joseph Waugh (being part of a larger tract of land granted unto William Harris and Thomas Baxter by patent Oct. 19, 1670, which Harris and Baxter discovering that 1000 a. part of the land granted them was formerly granted to one William Brown by patent of June 15, 1666 and afterwards purchased the same from William Brown as by Browns deed to them dated Nov. 12, 1668....William Harris afterwards by deed dated May 2, 1671 sold 1625 a. to one Robert Beckingham from whom by sundry conveyances the same come to one Elizabeth Spencer who by deed dated Feb. 22, 1691 sold and conveyed the same to Giles Traversse father of the said Milliam party to these present to whom the said Giles by his last will dated June 1, 1717 devised the same.....during the term of the naturall lives of them the said James Baxter and Elizabeth.
      Joseph Waugh
      Millian Waugh
      Wit: John Waugh, Henry Over, John Underwood, John (his mark) Bourne. April 15, 1732 possession and seizin of and in the tract of land
      in this deed was delivered by Joseph Waugh and Millian his wife unto James Baxter and Elizabeth his wife.
      At court Oct. 17, 1733 Joseph Waugh and Milian his wife being first privately examined acknowledged this deed to James Baxter and Elizabeth his wife.
      he condition of the above obligation is such that Joseph Waugh and Millian his wife have executed leases to James Baxtor and Elizabeth his wife for a certain tract of land on Occoquan River which the said James Baxter and Eliz. his wife Both oblige themselves not to dispose of the said lease to any person nor to settle any tenants on the said premises.
      James Baxter, Eliza. Baxter
      Wit: John Waugh, Henry Over, John Underwood, John (his mark) Bourne. At court Oct. 17, 1733 James Baxter and Elizabeth his wife acknowledgE this bond to Joseph Waugh and Millan his wife.
      === Joseph Thomas and Evan Thomas Mentioned
      1734-1749 Orange County, Virginia Road Orders; [Ann Brush Miller]
      26 February 1741, O.S. p. 105
      On the order for viewing and laying off a road petitioned for by Hobson & Others Morgan Bryan John ffrost and Arthur Buchannan the persons orderd to lay of ye sd road made their return as followeth In pursuance of an order of Court We have viewed and laid off a road from Evan Watkins fferry by a Course of Marked trees to the head of ye ffaling Spring thence to Roger Turners thence to Edward Beasons over the Taskerora Branch thence to Joseph Evans Spring head thence to the Middle Creek thence to New Chappell Thence by the head of Evan Thomas Spring head thence to a Corner White oak between the lands of John Littler and John ffrost thence along the said Line to ye Corner South Eastward thence to Secorns Licks thence to Opecken Creek & Crossing the Same just above John Neils Mill Branch thence to the Spout run by Edges Cabbin thence to the King.s road that leads from Just Hites to Shennindo & to fall into the Same by John Kerseys plantation near Shennendo ford We also recommend Thomas Thornberry & John Shearer to order the Clearing the said road from Evan Watkins to the Chappell & George Hobson & John Littler from thence to conclude the Same whch return being redd to the Court Its ordered that the said road be cleared according to the Viewers report & that all the tithables from Potomack between Opecken & the little Mountain that lyes on this Side the little Cape Capon and thence Southward as far as it includes James Wrights near the Mountains and Joseph Carters on Opecken And for over Opecken & Between & Shennando all Such as Shall not exceed three Miles from the said laid out road work thereon Under the afd Thomas Thornberry John Shearer /: from Evan Watts.s to the Chappell:/ & Under George Hobson & John Littler /: from thence to the end of ye sd Road & who are hereby appointed Overseers of the sd road And its further ordered that the sd Overseers with ye sd Tithables clear the said road & make bridges where they Shall be wanting & keep ye sd Road when cleared in repair according to Law
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      1771-1775 Frederick County, Va Deed Book
      Bk 16, p. 59 - 1 Jan. 1773
      [Lease] Between Rachel Thomas Executrix of Last Will & Testament of Enos Thomas of Frederick County [to] David Ross of the same Place ... for and in consideration of five Shillings ... Tract of Land containing fifty Acres ... being part of Two hundred Acres Willed to the said Enos Thomas by his Father Evan Thomas dec'd. and said Enos Thomas Dying Willed fifty Acres of the said Two hundred Acres to be sold by his Executrix Rachel Thomas ... Corner to John Hiett and Enos Thomas then with Enos and John Thomas ... Yielding and Paying rent of one year (sic) of Indian Corn on Lady day next ...
      Wit: Cuthbert Hayhurst Rachel Thomas
      John Thomas
      Robert McKillip

      Phebe Thomas
      Recorded: 6 April 1773