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

Thomas Middleton

Male 1732 - 1809  (77 years)


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  • Name Thomas Middleton 
    Born 1732  Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 7 Oct 1809  Lincoln County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I023421  Tree1
    Last Modified 3 May 2021 

    Father Thomas Middleton,   b. 29 Jan 1707/08, King George's Parish, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1777, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 70 years) 
    Mother Anne Bayne,   b. Abt 1709, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1767, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 59 years) 
    Married Abt 1728  Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F01519  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Anne 'Nancy' MNU Middleton,   b. Bef 1736, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1809  (Age > 75 years) 
    Married Abt 1752  Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Walter Middleton,   b. Abt 1752, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Jul 1795, Lee County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 43 years)
     2. Charles Middleton,   b. 1772, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Henry H. Middleton,   b. 20 Aug 1772, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1864, Ky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years)
     4. Margaret Middleton,   b. Bef 1776, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. John Middleton,   b. Bef 1780, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Nelson County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Greenbury Middleton,   b. Bef 1780, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Anne 'Nancy' Middleton,   b. Bef 1780, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. Sarah Middleton,   b. 1781, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location
     9. Elijah Middleton,   b. 1781, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1819, Nelson County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 39 years)
     10. Thomas Middleton,   b. Bef 1784, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location
     11. Jane Middleton,   b. Bef 1790, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location
     12. Micajah Middleton,   b. 1790, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 3 May 2021 
    Family ID F14230  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      Will of Thomas Middleton/Midleton, 1804:
      In the name of God amen. I, Thomas Middleton being weak in body but of sound mind and judgment, do make this my last will and testament. After bequeathing my soul to God and my body to the earth from which it was taken, I bequeath to my loving wife Nancy Middleton the plantation whereon I now dwell, together with all that land in the tract containing one hundred and eight acres during her natural life or widowhood, at her death or marriage to be sold for the equal benefit of Nancy Middleton, Jane Middleton and Sally Middleton, my daughters.

      I will and bequeath to my son Micajah Middleton one Negro girl named Chloe.
      I will and bequeath to my son Henry H. Middleton one shilling.
      I will and bequeath to my son John Middleton one shilling.
      I will and bequeath to my son Thomas Middleton one shilling.
      I will and bequeath to my son Charles Middleton one shilling.
      I will and bequeath to my son Greenbury Middleton one shilling.
      I will and bequeath to Elizabeth Middleton, wife of Thomas Middleton, one shilling.
      I hereby acknowledge and declare this my last will and testament and to hereby tender null and void all other will or wills either verbal or otherwise fore made to this date, and it is further my will that Basil Crowe, Micajah Middleton and Elizabeth Middleton be the executors of this my last will.

      Signed and acknowledged this 30th day of January 1804, Thomas Middleton, (x)
      his mark. In the presence of Basil Crowe and Henry H. (?) (cannot read).

      Nelson County, Kentucky Wills.
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      Abstracts of Wills in Fairfax County, Virginia , Page 25
      PRICE, David. Fairfax Co. Va 23 Feb. 1785. ; 22 March 1785.
      Wife: Mary. Children: Ann, Benoin, Minty, William, Hezikiah, Thomas Butler, son of dec'd. daughter Elizabeth Butler.
      Exrs: wife and son Benoni.
      Wit: Joseph Dowell, Thomas Middleton, Samuel Smith.

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      -----Original Message-----
      From: Kay K. Jordan
      To: 'Anne Stinson'; Marshall, Michael (Contracts)
      Sent: 2/1/2006 7:52 PM
      Subject: Thomas Middleton of Kentucky

      This " will was never probated. The indenture below has been regarded as part of the settlement of the estate of Thomas Middleton."
      From: Kay K. Jordan [mailto:seeker1@charter dot net]
      Sent: Friday, January 27, 2006 9:01 PM

      Lincoln County, Kentucky. Deed Book F, Page 232

      This indenture made this 7th day of October 1809 between Thomas Middleton, Charles Middleton, Greenberry Middleton, Micajah Middleton, Elijah Middleton, John Middleton, Henry H. Middleton, Thomas Middleton and Betsy his wife, and Nancy Middleton, Philip Hall and Jane his wife, John Greenwell and Sally his wife, heirs of Thomas Middleton deceased of the counties of Pulaski, Garrard, Lincoln and Bullet of the State of Kentucky of the one part and Coleman Williams and Catherine Williams infant heirs of Thomas Williams deceased of the County of Garrard and State of Kentucky of the other part.

      Witness that for and in consideration of the sum of one hundred dollars paid to and received by Thomas Middleton their father in his lifetime by John Williams the father of the said Coleman and Catherine the land receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged and in performance of a deed of covenant by their father given for the conveyance of the tract of land herein described they the said Thomas, Charles, Greenberry, Micajah, Elijah, John, Henry, Thomas and Betsy, and Nancy Middleton and Philip Hall and Jane his wife, John Greenwell and Sally his wife as heirs of the said Thomas Middleton deceased have granted bargained and sold by these presence do grant bargain and sell unto the said Coleman and Catherine Williams being aforesaid a certain tract or parcel of land lying and being in the County of Madison and State of Kentucky on the waters of Tater Creek and bounded as follows. Beginning at a sugar tree on corner of a survey made for George Boone running from thence with Boons line S25E 194 poles to his corner a linn and corner to Joseph Taylor thence with Taylors line the course continued 52 poles to his corner at a sugar tree thence with another line of said Taylor S37o E 24 poles to three hickories thence 36 poles to an ash corner to said Joseph Taylors line on the banks of Tater Creek thence up said creek with several meanders to an ash on the west bank of Tater Creek comes to the land of Zach. Davis thence with Davis line S40E 32 poles to his corner a white walnut on the bank of Sugar Camp Creek thence up the meanders thereof S20W 24 poles SSW 6 poles to another corner of said Davisís land at an elm in the course continued up said branch to a sugar tree thence N40W 80 poles to a sugar tree thence S 65 W 180 poles to an oak thence with his line of 65E 133 poles to the beginning containing 400 acres as appears from a deed made by Green Clay to Thomas Middleton deceased to have and to hold the before mentioned tract of land with all singular its appurtenances thereunto belonging unto the said Coleman and Catherine Williams and their heirs forever and the said Thomas, Charles, Greenberry, Micajah, Elijah, Henry, John, Thomas and Betsy, Nancy Middleton, and Philip Hall and Jane his wife, John Greenwell and Sally his wife as heirs of the said Thomas Middleton deceased do warrant and forever defend the title of the before mentioned tract of land to the said Coleman and Catherine Williams against the claim of them or any of their heirs or any other person claiming unto their father Thomas Middleton or them or either of them but not to be further answerable should said land be lost than as to the heirs to the said Thomas Middleton they never having received within own behalf any consideration for the same.

      Witness whereof we have thereunto set our hand and seal this day and year above written.

      X Thomas Middleton
      Charles Middleton
      Greenberry Middleton
      Micajah Middleton
      Kentucky Lincoln County

      I do certify that on the 7th day of October 1809 the within indenture was acknowledged by Thomas Middleton, Charles Middleton, and Micajah Middleton to be their act and deed whereup I admitted a copy thereof to record in my office.

      Wit: Thomas Montgomery CLCR
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      Fairfax Co. Va. Deed Bk. B, p422, 1748-Thomas Marshall of Prince George's Co. MD to this nephew, Samuel Marshall, the son of his brother, conveys a tract of 250 acres on Little River, a branch of Goose Creek in Fairfax County, adjoining the land of Capt. John Huddleston and Col Carter's.
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      Loudoun Co. Va., Deed Bk. D, p314, 26Oct1762 - Samuel Marshall, Gent, of Charles Co Md to Francis Peyton of Loudoun Co. Va, conveys 250 acres in Loudoun Co. Va on the North side of Little River of Goose Creek, conveyed to said Samuel Marshall by Thomas Marshall (his uncle) adj. Capt. John Huddleston's line of Col. Carters's.
      Wit: Thomas Middleton, William Clarkson, Thomas (x) Middleton Jr.

      Loudoun County Deed Book D (Part 1) -61-

      pp. Indenture made 26th/27th October 1762 between SAMUEL MARSHALL of Pro-
      314- vince of Maryland and Charles County Gent. of one part and FRANCIS
      319 PEYTON of Colony of Virginia and county Loudoun .. for sum Fifty pistoles
      .. by deeds of lease & release .. sold parcel of land situate in county Loudoun
      on North side of Little river of Goose Creek which land was conveyed to
      Samuel Marshall by THOMAS MARSHALL and bounded .. beginning at a
      small red oak and several other saplins and being corner to land of Capt JOHN MIDDLETON
      and in the line of Colo. Carter's .. containing 250 acres be the same more or less
      .. Saml. Marshall
      Presence Tho. Middleton, Jacob Reed,
      Wm. Clarkson, Thos. x Middleton Junr.

      At a court held 9th October 1764 .. Indenture and Receipt underwritten proved .. ordered to be recorded.
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      Contributed by Jerry L. Clark
      From "Index to the Loudoun Co Va Land Deed Books A-Z, 1757-1800" by Pat Duncan:
      Bk:Pg: D:309, 311
      Date: 26 Sep 1764
      Returned to court: 9 Oct 1764
      Thomas MIDDLETON Jr. & wife Ann of Cameron Parish to John HENDRAN of Fauquier. Lease/release of 113ac.
      Wit: Wm. CLARKSON, Wm. HENDRAN, John WOOD, Leven POWELL.

      Bk:Pg: E:235
      Date: 8 Aug 1766
      Returned to court: 14 Oct 1766
      Walter MIDDLETON (late of Prince George but now of Loudoun, gr-son of Thomas MIDDLETON dec'd) to Humphrey PEAKE of Fairfax. Bill of sale of negro man Nace.
      Wit: George WEST, William WHITELY, Chas. TYLER, John PEAKE.

      Bk:Pg: E:322, 324
      Date: 17 Nov 1766
      Returned to court: 13 Apr 1767
      Thomas MIDDLETON Jr & wife Ann of Loudoun to John GRIFFITH of Pa.
      Lease/release of 219ac on Painterskin Run adj Isaac WOOD.
      Wit: Leven POWELL,
      George ADAMS, James SINKLER, Henry DOWNS, Joseph ELLISS.

      I received the following information from Virginia Keefer, Message 1339 on the Fauquier County Genforum Query Board on February 25, 2006 regarding land transactions in Fauquier County

      Fauquier Co VA Deeds 1759-1778 compiled by the late John K. Gott,
      Deed Book 4, pp 27-32 23 April, 1770. B & S. Between Thomas Middleton & Anne, h.w. and James Wood...£43...where Wood now lives near Ashby's Gap being part of a tract of 630 a purch. by Middleton of the Hon. Robert Burwell, George Washington and Fielding Lewis, Esq's. Trustees appt. by Act of assembly to sell certain lands whereof George Carter, dec'd, died possessed of...1768..cor to Col. George Washington's land...oak by the main road and near the Gap Branch...cor to sd Middleton and land of John Young...215 a.
      Signed; Thomas [X] Middleton, Anne [X] Middleton.
      Wit; J. Moffett, Thom. Marshall, Daniel Floweree, Daniel Brown, James Nelson.
      Rec. 28 May, 1770. Prvd by o. of Moffett, Brown and Nellson. Wits.

      Deed Book 5, , pp 309-312. 6 Aug 1772. B & S. Bet. Thomas Middleton Jr and Ann, his wife, and Kimble Hicks "in London"...£200...215 a part of Fauq and part in Loudoun...part of tract Middleton purch of the Hon. George Carter, Dec'd. bounded on the lands now held by Randall Morgan, Nath'l Moss... the sd George Washington & Hon. Thomas Lord Fairfax..being the land where Middleton now lives...cont. 215 a.
      signed: Thomas [X] Middleton, Ann [X] Middleton.
      Wit; Francis Peyton, Leven Powell, J.P. Harrison, Rawleigh Chinn, Thomas Shore, Valentine Harrison. Rec. 23 March, 1773, prov by o. of Powell & Chinn, with Commission to Loudoun Court to examine Ann Middleton.

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      Will of Walter Middleton

      In the name of God Amen. I Walter Middleton of Lee County and State of Virginia Being weak in body but sound of memory and in my perfect senses Blessed be God for so great an enjoyment Do this day the tenth of Febry one thousand and seven Hundred and ninety-five Do make & ordain my last will and Testament revoking all other wills and Testaments and I do declare this to be my only last will and Testament that in manner following to wit first I do leve and Bequeath unto Mary my beloved wife two negro Boys and one negro girl named Isaac Will and Cotney together with all the Real and Personal Estate that she brought me as also all and all and singular my Household furniture and one Bald horse in lieu of a man that she brought me. Secondly, I do leve and Bequeath unto my Father Thomas Middleton all and singular the Balance or Remainder of my Estate both real and Personal and ordain and appoint that my said father shall pay all my just Debts and Demands

      And I do appoint and ordain my true & trusty Friend Alexander Stewart to be my sole executor of this my last will and Testament

      In Witness whereof I have set my hand and affixed my seal Published and Declared as my last will and Testament in the presence of the subscribing witnesses.

      Walter X Middleton (Seal)

      Joseph Massey (X)
      Thomas Middleton
      Thomas X Massey
      Proved 14 July 1795
      Recorded in the original Will Book 1, p. 53
      WILL BOOK 1, PAGE 111 has been missing since about 1952-53,shortly after the
      present Clerk took Office January 1, 1952.

      From : Early Settlers of Lee County, Virginia, Vol II, 1977, Hattie Money
      Bales, p. 910.
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      Charles County Land Records 1790-1792; Liber K#4; Page 287.
      Jul 2, 1791 from Joseph Noble Baynes of Prince Georges County, to Alexander Hamilton of sd County. Robert Fergusson of CC, administrator of John Glassford, did, in the High Court of Chancery of CC, on May 2, 1790, before Alexander Contee Hanson, obtain a decree for the sale of part of a tract of land in CC, containing about 200 acres, mortgaged to sd John Glassford by Thomas Smallwood of CC, and called Moores ditch, and by sd decree, sd Baynes was appointed trustee and was ordered by sd decree, if the money and tobacco therein decreed to sd Fergusson was not paid by Dec 13, 1790, to sell sd tract of land, upon giving 6 weeks notice in the Annapolis or Maryland Gazette. And sd Baynes advertised the land to be sold last Mar 4, and sd Alexander Hamilton became the purchaser for 200 £. Now this deed further witnesses that Joseph Noble Baynes has sold to Alexander Hamilton, about 200 acres, part of the tract of land called Moores ditch, which part is described in the mortgage from Thomas Smallwood to John Glassford. To have and to hold, the 200 acres and all the claim of sd Thomas Smallwood, and Samuel Ward Middleton of CC, against whom the decree afd was of, in, and to the 200 acres, to sd Hamilton. Signed - Joseph N Baynes. Wit - Thomas Clagett, T. Marshall. This deed was acknowledged in Prince Georges County before sd County JPs Thomas Clagett & Thomas Marshall. Certified by John Magruder, Clk of Prince Georges County Court. Recorded ' Jul 8, 1791.

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      Contributed by Joan Carruthers

      I don't see Margaret Middleton who married David Thurman in 1792 Lincoln County listed on the will/probate along with the other children 1808. Since she and David appear on the 1810 Lincoln County census, I am wondering if you have more information as to why she was excluded? The bond signature for their marriage was Walter Middleton.
      Would he be the Walter described in Lee Virginia?
      Appreciate the help on this family....

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