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

Thomas Wood

Male 1628 - Aft 1702  (> 75 years)


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  • Name Thomas Wood 
    Born 1628  England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Aft 1702  South Farnham Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I083878  Tree1
    Last Modified 8 Jul 2020 

    Family ID F46353  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Female MNU Wood,   d. Aft 1699, South Farnham Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. John Wood,   b. Bef 1659,   d. 27 Jul 1699, South Farnham Parish, Essex County, Virginia - Admin Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 40 years)
     2. William Wood,   b. 1669,   d. Aft 1695, Christ Church Parish, Middlesex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 27 years)
     3. Thomas Wood,   b. 1647, Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1692, South Farnham Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 46 years)
     4. Female Wood,   b. Bef 1660, South Farnham Parish, Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1699, South Farnham Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 41 years)
    Last Modified 8 Jul 2020 
    Family ID F17277  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      1697-1699 Essex County, Virginia Deed & Will Book, Part II; [Antient Press]; Page 307
      IN YE NAME OF GOD, Amen, ye 9th day of Aprill in ye year of our Lord God 1698
      I JOHN WOOD of Essex County in Virga: being very sicke & weak in body but of perfect mind & memory thanks be given unto God therefore, calling to mind ye mortality of my body & knowing that it is appointed for all men once to dye, do make & ordaine this my last Will &Testamt.; that is to say, principally & first of all I give & recommend my Soul into the hands of God that gave it and for my body I comend it to ye earth to be buried in a Christian like & decent manner at ye discretion of my Exex, nothing doubting but at ye gent. resurrection I shall receive ye same again by ye mighty power of God & as touching such worldly estate where with it hath pleased God to bless me in this Life, I give devise & dispose of ye same ye following manner & form after my just debts
      Imprs, I will & bequeath to FRANCES, my dearly beloved Wife, one feather bed rugg & blankett, bolster & pillows & furniture thereto belonging;
      Item I give to my well beloved Son, JNO: WOOD, one feather bed rugg blankett & bolstr: Item I give to my beloved Son, THOMAS, a feather bed ticking a rugg & a pr. of blankets & to each of my Sons, two guns a peice to be well fixt. and in good order, to be delivered & also that ye bed & furniture before mentioned wch: I leave to my two Sons, be repaired with new tickin ruggs blanketts & bolsters when delivered when ye two Children are at Seventeen years of age
      Item I give to my beloved Daughter, ELIZABETH WOOD, my Bible;
      Item I give to my Sister, HILL, six Ells of Linen;
      Item I give to my Father, a large sute & a caster hatt;
      Item I give to my Mother, four yards of Sarge & a halfe;
      Item my pewtr: to be equally divided between ye Mothr: & her two Sons and Daughter, as my Cattle & all my other estate to be equally divided between my Wife & my three Children, only one Mare wch: I give to my Wife & one Horse to my Son, JOHN, & for my working tooles for ye good of ye Plantacon; I likewise constitute make & ordaine my loveing Wife, FRANCES WOOD, & my Father, THOS: WOOD, my only & sole Exers, of this my last Will & Testamt., & I do hereby utterly disallow revoke & disannull all & every other former Testa,mt, Wills & Legacies, ratifieing & confirming this & none other to be my last Will & Testamt,, In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand & seal ye day & year above written;
      Signed sealed published pronounced & declared by ye sd
      JNO: WOOD as his Last Will & Testamt. in ye presence of us JOHN WOOD
      ye Subscribers RICHARD JONES,
      ELIZAETH BROWNEs mark,
      RICHARD COOPR:
      Prov'd in Essex County Court ye 11th day of Janry: 1698 by he Oathes of RICHD. JONES & RICHD. COOPER & truely recorded
      Test FRANCIS MERIWETHER, Cl Cur
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      1697-1699 Essex County, Virginia Deed & Will Book, Part II; [Antient Press]; Page 310
      KNOW ALL MEN by these presents that we THO: WOOD, FRANCES WOOD, ROBT. HALSEY & THO: COVINGTON of ye County of Essex are held and firmly bound unto his Maties. Justices of ye Peace for ye sd. County in the just sum of Thirty thousand pds. of tobacco & caske, to the which payment we bind ourselves our heirs firmly by these presents; Witness our hands & seales this 10th day of Janry: 1698
      The Condicon of this obligacon is such that if ye above bound THO: WOOD & FRANCES WOOD, who a Court held for the County of Essex ye 10th day of Janry: 1698 obtained a Probate of ye last Will & Testmt. of JNO. WOOD deced, do at all times forever hereafter fullfill ye sd, Will; fully pay all Legatees as therein are expressed & p:form all ye Law enjoynes in such cases, That then ye above obligacon to be void, otherwise to stand & remain in full force
      Signed sealed & delivered in presence of
      JAMES BOUGHAN, THO: WOOD
      ROBT. MOSELEY FRANCES WOOD
      ROBT. HALSEY
      THO: COVINGTON
      1698 Truely Recorded Test FRANCIS MERIWETHER, Cl Cur
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      1674-1676 Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Deed Book 5, Part II; [Antient Press]; Page 238-239
      KNOW that I THOMAS COOPER Planter of the Parish of Farnham of the County of Rappa doe give unto THOMAS WOOD the Son of THOMAS WOOD Planter of the said Parish and Countie one Browne Cow with a white Rumpe with both ears cropt two slitts in the left ear and an over keele and an underkeele on the right ear and wth a bull Calfe mining by her side with the increase both male and female to the said THOMAS WOOD and his heirs forever as Witness my hand this 26th of July 1674
      Test THOMAS GOODRICH THOMAS COOPER
      Recognitr et Recordatr
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      1682-1686 Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Deed Book 7, Part I; [Antient Press]; Page 221-223
      TO ALL CHRISTIAN PEOPLE to whom these presents shall come I JOSEPH GOODRICH of JAMES CITTY COUNTY in Virginia send Greeting &c. Now Know yee that I the said JOSEPH GOODRICH for a valluable consideration in hand already received or secured to be paid have granted unto THOMAS WOOD SENR. of the Parish of Farnham and County of Rappa: in Virginia aforesd. and unto his heires all that parcell of land containing by estimation one hundred acres of land being part of that portion of land left me by my Deced Father, Coll. THOMAS GOODRICH, and Beginning at a white Oake standing upon the land that the sd THOMAS WOOD SENR. formerly purchased of Majr. GEORGE MORRIS and running a direct course from thence alonge an old line of marked trees called Coll. GOODRICH line to corner marked Gum tree, thence down the Swamp by the side of a Run and thence along the said Run untill it comes opposite against a white Oake line tree standing upon the upper side of JOHN FERGISONs Corn Field from thence to the place where it first began. To have and to hold the said One hundred acres of land according as it is bounded in manner aforesd: with all rights and appurtinances Together with all profitts of what name nature or quality soever, unto him the said THOMAS WOOD forever, hee the said THOMAS WOOD his heires paying our Sovereigne Lord the King all such duties and services as shall henceforth become due for the same and I the said JOSEPH GOODRICH do covinant the said THOMAS WOOD at all times hereafter peaceably hold the said land and every part thereof without disturbance of me or my heires and from any claiming under me and will together with my Wife voluntary consent by me to be procured in the County Court of Rappa: aforesaid unto the only sole use of him the said THOMAS WOOD his heires forever In Witness whereof I have sett my hand and seale this 22d day of January in year 1685
      Signed sealed and delivered in prsents of us
      THO: EDMONDSON, JO: GOODRICH
      MARY EDMONDSON
      Recognitr in Cur Com Rappa 3 die February 1685/6 et record 18th die
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      1692-1693 Essex County, Virginia Deed, Will & Order Book; [Antient Press]; (Page 64)
      THOMAS WOOD aged 64 yeares or thereabouts saith that Twenty seven yeares ago to his knowledge the Streight Swamp was reputed to be ye Maine Swamp of PISCATAWAY CREEKE by THOMAS HARPER, THOMAS COOPER and FRANCIS BROWN SENIOR and JAMES BOUGHEN SENIOR who ware ye first seaters on that CREEKE & further saith not Sworn to in Essex Court 7br: 29th: 1692 Signed THOMAS WOOD
      Test F. MERIWETHER Cl Cur
      The within named THOMAS WOOD gave in this Depo: to the last Court in ye difference between JAMES FULLERTON Plt. and JNO. PRICE Defendt., which said Depo: being delivered to ye Jury to use miscarryed and ye Court & Foreman of the Jury being sensible thereof, the Court have admitted ye within Depo: to be taken this Court in ye presence of ye Plt. & Deft., 7br: 29th 1692
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      1693-1694 Essex County, Virginia Deed, Will & Order Book; [Antient Press]; Page 113
      Essex County Court 10th of June 1693
      Whereas Judgmt. has this day past against THO: WOOD SENR. to JOSHUA NASON & KATHERINE his Wife, Exx of JAMES OSBURN deced, for Five hundred & forty pounds of sweet sented tobo: and cask due by Bill (upon ye mocon of JAMES BOUGHAN ye sd WOODs Attorney alledging that he hath matter of equity) an Injunction in Chancery is granted him therefore till ye next Court
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      1693-1694 Essex County, Virginia Deed, Will & Order Book; [Antient Press]; Page 121
      Essex County Court 10th of August 1693
      - Whereas at the last Court THOMAS WOOD obtain'd an Injunction in Chancery on
      a Judgment obteyned against him by JOSHUA NASON and KATHERINE his Wife, Executrx. of JAMES OSBURN deced, for Five hundred and forty pounds of sweet sented Tobo and cask due by Bill, but the said WOOD not then giveing security for the same according to ye Law, it is agreed on between ye Plt. & Defendts. that ye same lye refer'd till next Court, the Plt now entring security as aforesd. wch: this Court have granted
      - JAMES BOUGHAN and JOHN PRICE together with THO: WOOD enter themselves security joyntly and severally in an assumpsit of One thousand pounds of Tobo: & cask payable to JOSHUA NASON & KATHERINE his Wife, Exx. of JAMES OSBURN deced, provided the said WOOD shall not pay such costs to ye sd JOSHUA NASON & KATHERINE his Wife &c without suit, as ye Court of Chancery shall award in ye difference depending between them, if they shall see cause to award any
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      1699-1702 Essex County, Virginia Order Book; [Antient Press]; Page 13
      Essex County Court 11th of September 1699
      - THO: WOOD, WM. COX & FRANCES his Wife, presented ye Inventory & Appraismt. of ye Estate of JNO: WOOD deced, upon oath wch: is ordered to be recorded
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      1701-1704 Essex County, Virginia Deed & Will Book; [Antient Press]; (Page 132)
      TO ALL CHRISTIAN PEOPLE to whome these pr:sents shall come THOMAS WOOD of the County of Essex send Greeting in or: Lord God everlasting Now Know yee that the sd THOMAS WOOD for diverse good causes me thereunto moveing &out of the natural love & affection I have to my Grand Children & for their further advancement & benefitt & especially for the paymt. of the sume of L 18:15:4 by them to be made unto WILLIAM COX of the said County his heires & administrators when he they or any of them come to the age of One & twenty yeares or to the possession & enjoyment of these prmisses by me given do give & confirme unto my Grand Son, JOHN WOOD, after my decease & to the heires of his body lawfully begotten all my land and plantation whereon I now live being in the County abovesd. and on the branches of a Great Swamp called or knowne by the name of PESCATAWAY PACOSON, Provided alwayes and it is the true meaning of these pr:sents that if my sd Grandson, JOHN WOOD, do happen to dye without issue of his body as abovesd. that then my Grandson, THOMAS WOOD, shall have & enjoy sd land & planation to him & to his heires of his body lawfully begotten he or they paying ye sume above specified unto the said WILLIAM COX his heires And if it soe happen that my said Grand Son die without heires of his body lawfully begotten and paying the sume of money abovesd. or Tobo: in lieu thereof att the then currant price as it sells that then my Grand Daughter, ELIZABETH WOOD, shee paying the sume above specified unto the sd WILLIAM COX his heires shall have & enjoy my said land & Plantation to her & to the heires of her body lawfully begotten as abovesd. forever but if it soe happen shee die without issue as abovesaid, & paying the same sume abovesd. (as above appointed) that then WILLIAM COX of the abovesd County, Father in Law to my sd Grand Children shall have & enjoy my sd land & Plantation in Lieuw of the sd sume of L 18:15:4 to him & his heires To have & to hold the said land & Plantation unto my said Grandson, JOHN WOOD, & the heires of his body or to my Grandson, THOMAS WOODS & the heires of his body or to my Grand Daughter, ELIZABETH WOOD, and the heires of her body lawfully begotten as abovesd. forever; And if die without issue then to the sd WILLIAM COX to him & his heires forever To have and to hold forever In Witness whereof the said THOMAS WOOD hath sett his hand and affixed his seale this 7th day of January in the yeare of or. Lord 1702
      Signed sealed and delivered in the pr:sence of
      THO EDMONDSON, THOMAS WOOD
      MARY EDMONDSON
      Acknowledged in Essex County Court ye 10th day of Febry: 1702 &truely recorded
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      1688-1694 Middlesex Co Va Deed Book 2 Part II; Antient Press: (Page 600-602)
      THIS INDENTURE made this 26th February 1682/3 in the five and Thirtyeth yeare of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord Charles the Second between JAMES ATTWOOD of the County of Middlesex Planter of the one part and GEORGE GUEST of the said County of the other part Wittnesseth that the said James Attwood for the sume of Two thouand five hundred pounds of good Merchantable Sweet seated Tobacco and Caske hath granted unto the said George Guest his heires forever, a parcel! of land being part of Seaven hundred acres of land granted to said James Attwood by Patente in Middlesex County aforesd bounded on the two Islands that lye in the Swampe adjoyning on THOMAS WOODs line and on the lower part of THOMAS CORDWELLs side line, and down the runn of Thomas Cordwells Spring Branch to the maine runn of the Dragon Swamp conteynes Eighty acres of land
      In presence of us RICHD. WILLIS, James Attwood
      HENRY THACKER, MARRVELL MOSELY
      Au a Court held for ye County of Middlesex the 2d of Octobr: 1693
      Then appeared (the witnesses) & made oath that they see James Attwood signe & deliver the above Deed as his act & deed. And MARY ATTWOOD Widdow in open Court relinquished her right of Dower or thirds to ye same
      ===
      1701-1704 Essex County, Virginia Deed & Will Book; [Antient Press]; Page 99-100
      THIS INDENTURE made the twelfth day of December in the Thirteenth yeare of the Reigne of or: Sovgne: Lord William the third &c. 1701 Betweene THOMAS WOOD of the Pish: of Farnham in the County of Essex in the Colony of Virginia, Planter, of the one pte: & RICHARD JONES of the same, Planter, & GEORGE CAPELL of the Citty of LONDON, Merchant, of the other part Witnesseth that the said THOMAS WOOD for the sume of Two thousand pounds of good & sweete sented tobo: hath granted unto them the sd RICHARD JONES & GEORGE CAPELL their heires & assignes all that p:cell of land beginning att a white Oak & bounded on the North with the land of DANLL. BROWNE SENIOR runing South West in a direct lyne to a white Oak standing in the Swamp, the lands of THOMAS WOOD, North & North West runing along GUTTRIDGE lyne to a corner red Oak the lands formerly belonging to GEORGE KEPHILL on the South, from thence to the had lyne runing to the said KEPHILLs old feild to a corner tree marked the lands of the said KEPHILL lying South & East, from thence in a lyne directly to the PATH the lands of the said THOMAS WOOD, North West crossing the said PATH holding the Course to a marked red Oak by a branch side next tuning downs the said branch crossing the run by a marked Gum to a white Oake over the aforesd. branch holding a direct lyne Northerly to a corner red Oak bounded by the lands of ye sd DANIEL BROWNE on the North continueing its course by the sd DANIEL BROWNEs lyne to the aforesd white Oak first men coned; all which conteyns by estimacon One hundred acres or thereabouts & now in the tenure of the said THOMAS WOOD his heires or assignes, Together with all waters priviledges to the same belonging, To have and to hold unto them the said RICHARD JONES & GEORGE CAPEL their heires & assignes forever And the said THOMAS WOOD doth hereby covenant with them will warrant & forever defend and that he hath a good & lawful estate in fee simple threof & also will att any time hereafter at the request and charge in the Law of them make every such further Deed for the further confirming the aforesd. Land as required In Witness whereof, the p:ties have sett their hands and seales
      Sealed signed & delivered in pr:sence of
      JOSEPH EDMONDSON, THOMAS WOOD
      AUGUSTINE MEHAN
      Acknowledged in the County Court of Essex the 10th day of March 1701 & truely recorded
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      1701-1704 Essex County, Virginia Deed & Will Book; [Antient Press]; Page 100-101
      THIS INDENTURE madc the Sixteenth day of December In the thirteenth yeare of the Reigne of William the third by the grace of God King &c. Betweene THOMAS WOOD of the Pish, of Farnham in the County of Essex in the Collony of Virginia, Planter, of the one pte: & NICHOLAS NEWTON of the County of MIDDLESEX, Planter. of the other part Witnesseth that the said THOMAS WOOD for the sume of Two thousand pounds of good & sweete sented tobo: & caske hath granted unto the said NICHOLAS NEWTON his heires & assignes all that p:cell of land being in the Pish: of Farnham aforesd, conteyning by estimacon One hundred & twenty acres or thereabout & now in the occupacon of the sd THOMAS WOOD or of his assignes bounding on the lyne of DANL. BROWNE SENIOR the land of the sd DANL. NORTH, the land of THOMAS EDMONDSON Gent, North East, the Land formerly belonging to GEORGE KEPHILL on the South and the land belonging to RICHARD JONES & GEORGE CAPLE, Merchant, South West, Together with all wayes waters and all the Estate, right and all Deeds evidences unto him the said NICHOLAS NEWTON his heires forever And the said THOMAS WOOD doth hereby agree that he will warrant & forever defend againt all persons clayming under him and at the request & proper charges in the Law of him the said NICHOLAS NEWTON make further acts or deeds as required for the more perfect confirmeing the above p:cell of land In Witness whereof the p:ties have set their hands & seales
      Signed sealed & delivered in pr:sence of
      JOHN FERGUSON, THOMAS WOOD
      DANLL. BROWNE,
      THO: SNODEN
      Acknowledged in Essex County Court ye 10th day of March 1701 & truely recorded Bond for fullfillment of Indenture from THOMAS WOOD (same witnesses)
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      1701-1704 Essex County, Virginia Deed & Will Book; [Antient Press]; Page 133
      TO ALL CHRISTIAN PEOPLE to whome these pr:sents shall come THOMAS WOOD of the County of Essex send Greeting in or: Lord God everlasting Now Know yee that the sd THOMAS WOOD for diverse good causes me thereunto moveing &out of the natural! love & affection I have to my Grand Children & for their further advancement & benefitt & especially for the paymt. of the sume of 18:15:4 by them to be made unto WILLIAM COX of the said County his heires & administrators when he they or any of them come to the age of One & twenty yeares or to the possession & enjoyment of these prmisses by me given do give & confirme unto my Grand Son, JOHN WOOD, after my decease & to the heires of his body lawfully begotten all my land and plantation whereon I now live being in the County abovesd and on the branches of a Great Swamp called or knowne by the name of PESCATAWAY PACOSON, Provided alwayes and it is the true meaning of these pr:sents that if my sd Grandson, JOHN WOOD, do happen to dye without issue of his body as abovesd that then my Grandson, THOMAS WOOD, shall have & enjoy sd land & planation to him & to his heires of his body lawfully begotten he or they paying ye sume above specified unto the said WILLIAM COX his heires And if it soe happen that my said Grand Son die without heires of his body lawfully begotten and paying the sume of money abovesd. or Tobo: in lieu thereof att the then currant price as it sells that then my Grand Daughter, ELIZABETH WOOD, shee paying the sume above specified unto the sd WILLIAM COX his heires shall have & enjoy my said land & Plantation to her & to the heires of her body lawfully begotten as abovesd. forever but if it soe happen shee die without issue as abovesaid, & paying the same sume abovesd. (as above appointed) that then WILLIAM COX of the abovesd County, Father in Law to my sd Grand Children shall have & enjoy my sd land & Plantation in Lieuw of the sd sume of L 18:15:4 to him & his heires To have & to hold the said land & Plantation unto my said Grandson, JOHN WOOD, & the heires of his body or to my Grandson, THOMAS WOODS & the heires of his body or to my Grand Daughter, ELIZABETH WOOD, and the heires of her body lawfully begotten as abovesd. forever; And if die without issue then to the sd WILLIAM COX to him & his heires forever To have and to hold forever In Witness whereof the said THOMAS WOOD hath sett his hand and affixed his seale this 7th day of January in the yeare of or. Lord 1702
      Signed sealed and delivered in the pr:sence of
      THO EDMONDSON, THOMAS WOOD
      MARY EDMONDSON
      Acknowledged in Essex County Court ye 10th day of Febry: 1702 &truely recorded

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