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

Thomas Willis

Male 1592 - 1668  (76 years)


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  • Name Thomas Willis 
    Born 1592  England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 1668  Lancaster (Middlesex) County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I038867  Tree1
    Last Modified 18 Jan 2021 

    Family ID F41130  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary Anne Wild,   b. Abt 1633, Canterbury, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Sep 1684, Christ Church Parish, Middlesex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 51 years) 
    Married Abt 1650  Christ Church Parish, Middlesex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Eleanor Willis,   b. 18 Apr 1655, Christ Church Parish, Middlesex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1722, St. Anne's Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 68 years)
     2. Richard Willis,   b. 29 Aug 1656, Christ Church Parish, Middlesex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jul 1701, Middlesex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 44 years)
     3. John Willis,   b. 24 Nov 1658, Christ Church Parish, Middlesex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 May 1688, Christ Church Parish, Middlesex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 29 years)
     4. Mary Willis,   b. 23 Feb 1659/60, Christ Church Parish, Middlesex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1665, Christ Church Parish, Middlesex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 4 years)
     5. Thomas Willis,   b. 8 Sep 1660, Christ Church Parish, Middlesex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 18 Jan 2021 
    Family ID F22225  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      The Original Lists of Persons of Quality…1600-1700… From MSS Preserved in the State Papers Department Of Her Majesty’s Public Record Office, England Edited by: John Camden Hotten Published London, 1874 Reprint: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc. 1983 Page 82-83: 28 Maij 1635 Theis under-written names are to be transported to Virginea imbarqued in the Speedwell of London Jo: Chappell Master being examined by the Minister of Gravesend of their conformitie to orders & discipline of the Church of England & have taken the oath of Allegiance (Among those listed) Tho: Willis. 19 (age)
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      Virginia State Land Office LVA Reel No. 2 Patent Book No. 3 (1652-1655) Page 33: (See entry at bottom of page) 14 April 1653 – Thomas Willis, 170 acres (acreage visible in the margin) Yorke County, commonly called Yorke Ridge, bounded on the east by the land of Thomas Jackson, deceased, thence parallel to Dead Man’s Brooke & adjacent to the land of Wm. Clarke, deceased and the land of Edward Wright. Tho. Willis, Mary Willis, Ed Peirce, Eliz Costen and Christian Bartlow land due
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      Parish Register of Christ Church Parish, Middlesex County, Virginia From 1653-1812 Published by the National Society of the Colonial Dames In the Commonwealth of Virginia Births: 18 April 1655 - Ellianor Willis daughter of Tho. Willis and Mary Willis 29 August 1656 – Richard Willis son of Tho. Willis and Mary Willis 24 November 1658 – John Willis son of Tho. Willis and Mary Willis 23 February 1660 – Mary Willis daughter of Tho. Willis and Mary Willis 8 September 1660 – Thomas Willis son of Tho. Willis and Mary Willis
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      Cavaliers and Pioneers, Patent Book No. 4; [Nell Marion Nugent]; Page 324
      THOMAS HALE, of Mettopony, Planter, 79 acs. Northumberland Co., 24 Oct. 1655, p. 12, (17). Beg. by a branch of the great swamp which runs into Broad Cr., S. W. by Lawrence Damerons &c. Trans. of 2 pers: James Clere, Tho. Willis.
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      Cavaliers and Pioneers, Patent Book No. 4; [Nell Marion Nugent]; Page 374
      THOMAS WILLIS & JOHN MIDLETON, 600 acs. Lancaster Co., 15 Sept. 1658, p. 217, (314). Beg. on head of Sanderland Cr., N.W. upon Thomas Paddison & S.W. upon the great swampe, Trans. of 12 pers.* Note: Sd. Midleton assigned his share unto sd. Willis & patent renewed 16 Feb. 1663.
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      Cavaliers and Pioneers, Patent Book No. 5; [Nell Marion Nugent]; Page 498
      THOMAS WILLIS, 300 acs. Lancaster Co., last of August 1664, p. 323, (314). N.E. side of a great swamp, beg. on upper side of land of Wm. Dudly, S.E. upon same, N.E. upon Tho. Paulson & Robt. Chouning &c. Trans. of 6 pers: Jno. Randall, Rich. Goldstone, Doro. Blunt, Marg. Holden, Ann Lockey, Edw. Morgan.
      SAME. Same county, date & pages. 700 acs. beg. on S. side of Bryry Br., running N.N.E. &c. Trans. of 14 pers: 5 Negroes; Tho. Shirt, Mary Ward, Fra. Freeman, Tho. Tourner, Edward Fowles, Jno. Ward, Kath. Cooper, Wm. Follor, Tho. Canter.
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      Cavaliers and Pioneers, Patent Book No. 5; [Nell Marion Nugent]; Page 507
      THOMAS WILLIS, 450 acs. Lancaster Co., 5 Feb. 1663, p. 349, (365). S.E. & E. on land of the Lady Chechlv, N. upon land of Bertrum Ober; W. unon the hills. S. upon land of Arthur Donn (?), assignee of Abram Moone. Renewal of patent dated 20 Aug. 1655.
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      Lancaster County, Virginia Deeds, 1666-1680 Page 28: 21 October 1667 – Thomas Willys and Mary his wife to Abraham Weekes, tract of land on the south side of the Rappahannock River adjacent to Rice Jones Wit: Rich. Hughes, Stephen Rudnell Recogn: 23 Sept 1666 Mary Willys’ consent 22 Oct 1667 Wit: Rich. Lewys and William Pell 23 Oct 1667
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      Cavaliers and Pioneers, Patent Book No. 7; [Nell Marion Nugent]; Page 282
      MR. JOHN WILLIS, 1150 acs., Middlesex Co., 21 Oct. 1684, p. 402. Beg. in sight of Thomas Tuggle's plantation; adj. Edmund Mickleburrough, John Nash; Middleton's plantation; his own plantation; Mr. Henry Thatcher, on head of the Indian Cabbin Br. at 2 springs; & Robert Williamson, &c. 600 acs, granted Thomas Willis, his father, & Robert Middleton, 15 Sept. 1658; Middleton assigned to sd. Willis; & due sd. John his son; 500 acs. for trans. of 11 pers.. Sarah Tompson, Samuel Acton, Edwd. Fletcher, Bath. Penn, & Mary Goodman; Negroes: Jack, Nell, Quow, Cromwell, George, Mathew, Joe, Tome, Burrows, Mingo, Jacob, Peter, Robin, Sueseny, Jasper.
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      http://image.lva.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/GetLONN.pl?first=314&last=&g_p=P5&co llection=LO Patent
      Title Willis, Thomas.
      Publication 31 August 1664.
      Other Format Available on microfilm. Virginia State Land Office. Patents 1-42, reels 1-41.
      Related See also the following surname(s): Willows.
      Note Location: Lancaster County.
      Description: 300 acres on the north east side of the Great Swamp. Adjoining patented land of Wm. Dudley; also adjoining land of Thomas Pattison and Robert Chowning.

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