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

Thomas Barron

Male Abt 1656 - 1717  (~ 61 years)


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  • Name Thomas Barron 
    Born Abt 1656  St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 4 Feb 1716/17  St. Mary's County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I053651  Tree1
    Last Modified 10 Nov 2019 

    Father Maryland Barron 
    Family ID F07417  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Female Lemaster,   b. 1663, St. Mary's County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1707, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 43 years) 
    Married Abt 1680  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Eleanor Barron,   b. Bef 1701, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1749, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 48 years)
     2. Richard Barron,   b. Abt 1701, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Jul 1733, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 32 years)
     3. Thomas Barron,   b. Abt 1702, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Mar 1757, Charles County, Maryland - Inventory Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 55 years)
     4. Anne Barron,   b. Abt 1705, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Margaret Barron,   b. Abt 1708, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1764, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 56 years)
    Last Modified 10 Nov 2019 
    Family ID F09358  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Elizabeth MNU Cheshire,   b. Bef 1690, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1716, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 26 years) 
    Married Bef 9 Aug 1708  St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 10 Nov 2019 
    Family ID F27320  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      Barrons, Thos., Sr., 28th Nov., 1716; 4th Feb., 1716/7
      To son Rich. and hrs., 100 A. "Cochells Hall"
      To son Thos., 100 A., part of "Doggwood Springs."
      To dau. Alloner and hrs., 50 A. "Doggwood Springs."
      To youngest daus., Margaret and Ann, residue of sd. land.
      Ex. unnamed.
      Test: Wm. Prichard, Rich. Breen, Thos. Huntt. 14. 233.
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      Thomas Barrenn 38A.3 I SM 18.16.8 {1717}
      Appraisers: Ethelbert Doyne, Will. Richett.
      Creditors: John Gardiner.
      Next of kin: Thomas Barrom, Ellinor Barron
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      Stephen Chesshire 28.293 A SM 16.18.6 14.1.7 Aug 9 1708
      Payments to: John Chesshire, Thomas Nicholls, John Hilton, Joshua Holdsworth, John Brinnas, Mr. Ralph Forster.
      Administratrix: Elisabeth Barremand, wife of Thomas Barremand (also Thomas Barron).
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      Stephen Chesshire 32C.24 A SM 4.9.8 Oct 21 1710
      Payments to: Mr. James Hay, Mr. William Cood.
      Administratrix: Elisabeth Barran (widow), now wife of Thomas Barran (also Thomas Barron).

      === Contributed by Ralph D. Smith

      Jan. 1686/7 - The St. Mary's Co., Md. inventory debt list of Thomas Gerard shows that Thomas Barron owed a debt to Gerard's estate.
      Source: Skinner, V. L., Jr., "Abstracts of the Inventories and Accounts of the Prerogative Court of Maryland, 1685-1701, p. 43.
      Comment: This, together with the above record, establish that Thomas Barron had reached his majority sometime between 1676 and 1686 [so b. 1655-1665. There is also a George Barron on Gerard's very lengthy inventory debt list.

      Jan. 4, 1693/4 - Maryland Prerogative Court. Sheriff of St. Mary's Co. to summon Thomas Barron and Thomas Towell to testify in suit between George Short and John Bean.
      Source: Maryland Prerogative Court, Testamentary Proceedings, Liber 15C, p. 19.

      Feb. 7, 1693/4 - Maryland Prerogative Court. Thomas Baron deposed regarding will of William Lange. Said Lange bequeathed all to George Short. Thomas Towell deposed the same and that Capt. John Dent refused to prove the verbal will.
      Source: Maryland Prerogative Court, Testamentary Proceedings, Liber 15C, p. 29.

      1695 - The 1695 St. Mary's Co., Md. inventory debt list of William Rosewell shows that Thomas Barron owed a debt to Rosewell's estate.
      Source: Skinner, V. L., Jr., "Abstracts of the Inventories and Accounts of the Prerogative Court of Maryland, 168B-169B," p. 77.

      Sep. 1696 - Robert Mason vs. Thomas Barron, of Charles Co., planter. Mason alleged that on Feb. 10, 1695/6 Barron stood indebted to him the in the sum of 676 pounds of tobacco, pursuant to an account, produced in Court, that included:
      1693 - Mr. Stone's fee against Lemaistre, 100 lbs. tobacco.
      Barron admitted that he owed the 676 lbs. of tobacco and the Court found for Mason in that amount, plus 273 lbs. of tobacco for his costs and charges.
      Source: Charles Co., Md. Circuit Court, Liber V, pp. 78-9

      Mar. 1696/7 - Thomas Baron is on the jury in the case His Majesty vs. Francis Bullarie/Bullarije. (acquitted of theft)
      Source: Charles Co., Md. Circuit Court, Liber V, pp. 162-3.

      Sep. 1697 - Charles Co., Md. Court. Henry Norris vs. Thomas Barron, of Charles Co., planter. William Stone, atty. for Norris; William Dent, atty. for Barron. Norris alleged that he had posted bond for William Keete in the amount of 3000 pounds of tobacco, and to ensure that Norris was reimbursed on the bond, Keete assigned to Norris several debts owed to Keete, including a debt of 1204 pounds of tobacco that Thomas Barron owed to Keete. Norris further alleged that on June 10, 1696, Barron promised (apparently an oral promise) that he would pay Norris 800 pounds of tobacco (part of ye aforesaid sum of 1204 pounds of tobacco), but that Barron had not paid the 800 pounds of tobacco although Norris had requested that he do so.
      Barron appeared at the Sep. 1697 court, and denied that he obligated himself to pay Norris the 800 pounds of tobacco. The parties then put on witnesses to support their positions [the names of the witnesses and the nature of their testimony is not given.] After hearing the evidence, the Court ordered that Norris recover from Barron the 800 pounds of tobacco sued for, plus 1029 pounds of tobacco for his costs and charges.
      Source: Charles Co., Md. Court and Land Records, Liber V, pp. 251-2.
      Comment: The reason the court costs were so high is that the losing party had to pay for the witnesses' attendance at court.

      1697 - Charles Co., Md. Court. Abraham Lemastre and Thomas Barron their costs from Edward Batson concerning 300 acres of land.
      Source: Index to Charles Co., Md. Court and Land records 1658-1722, Liber W, p. 166. This record comes from the index. The actual record cannot be Liber W. has been lost.
      Comment: That Abraham and Thomas recovered their costs from Batson implies that they prevailed in this litigation. It would certainly be helpful to know the name of the 300 acre parcel that was in dispute. Presumably it lay in Charles Co.

      Mar. 1699/1700 - John Bayne vs. Thomas Baron, of Charles Co., planter. Bayne alleges that on Oct. 4, 1699 Baron signed a note in which he agreed to pay Bayne 2286 lbs. of tobacco by Oct. 10, 1699. Not having been paid, Bayne brings suit. Baron appears at the Mar. 1699/1700 Court and admits that he owes the 2286 lbs. of tobacco and the Court finds for Bayne in that amount, plus damages of 403 lbs. of tobacco for detaining the debt.
      Source: Charles Co., Md. Circuit Court, Liber Y, p. 3.

      June 10, 1706 - Patent to Thomas Barron of "Cuckhold's Delight" in Charles Co., Md., containing 100 acres, beginning at a bound red oak, the first bound tree of "Charly," running thence with the said "Charly" northeast 160 perches, then east south east 170 perches to a bound hickory of "Charley," then North 35 degrees westerly 120 perches, then west 20 degrees northerly 40 perches. then West 120 perches, then with a straight line to the first bound tree, to be held of our Manor of Zachaya.
      Source: Maryland Land Office, Patent Records, Liber CD4, pp. 294-5.
      Comment: Coldham, Peter W., "Settlers of Maryland, 1701-1730," p. 7, misstates the patent date.
      "Charley" is on the Charles Co., Md. Rent Roll (Newport Hundred), but this "Cuckhold's Delight" is not listed on the Rent Roll. There is another "Cuckhold's Delight" on the Charles Co. Rent Roll - a 100 acre tract that was owned by William Ward. Upon Ward's death (May 1685) it escheated, and in Apr. 1715 was reissued to Edward Philpott. Because only Philpott's "Cuckhold's Delight" appears on the Charles Co. Rent Roll, confusion later arose.
      Thomas Barron's son, Richard Barron (wife Mary), sold the Barron "Cuckhold's Delight" to William Bowling in 1731. The Charles Co. Rent Roll of 1753 erroneously shows Bowling owning 100 acres of Philpott's "Cuckhold's Delight" because there is no other "Cuckhold's Delight" on the Rent Roll.

      1707-1708 - Thomas Barron m. his 2nd wife, Mrs. Elizabeth Cheshire, widow of Stephen Cheshire, in St. Mary's Co., Md. between Feb. 1, 1706/7 (date of Cheshire's administration bond) and Aug. 9, 1708 (date of Cheshire's 1st administration account.)
      Sources: (1) Maryland Prerogative Court, Testamentary Proceedings, Liber 19C, p. 139, (2) Skinner, V. L., Jr., "Abstracts of the Inventories and Accounts of the Prerogative Court of Maryland, 1699-1708," p. 77, and (3) T.L.C. Genealogy, "St. Mary's County, Maryland Administration Accounts, 1674-1720," p. 47.
      Comment: The records of Thomas Barron's 5 children show that all of them, with the possible exception of dau. Ann, were from his 1st (Lemaster) wife.

      Mar. 18, 1712/13 - Exhibited from St. Mary's Co., Md. John Sanders administrator of William Russell, his administration bond in common form with John Bruin and Thomas Barron his sureties in the sum of 100 pounds sterling, dated Mar. 18, 1712/13.
      Source: Maryland Prerogative Court, Testamentary Proceedings, Vol. 22, p. 234.

      Feb. 4, 1717/18 - Thomas Barron's St. Mary's Co., Md. Testamentary Bond by Richard Barron his executor with Thomas Huntt and Richard Brin his sureties in 40 pounds sterling.
      Source: Maryland Prerogative Court, Testamentary Proceedings, Liber 23, p. 132.

      1718 - Daniel of St. Thomas Jenifer (sheriff St. Mary's Co.) to summon Richard Barron executor of Thomas Barron to render accounts.
      Source: Maryland Prerogative Court, Testamentary Proceedings, Liber 23, p. 199

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