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

John Lomax

Male 1675 - 1729  (54 years)


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  • Name John Lomax  [1
    Born 4 Feb 1674/75  North Shields, Northumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 25 Sep 1729  St. Mary's Parish, Caroline County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I084069  Tree1
    Last Modified 3 May 2021 

    Father John Lomax,   b. 16 Jul 1635, All Saints, Newcastle Upon Tyne, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 May 1693, North Shields, Northumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years) 
    Mother Catherine Gray,   b. Abt 16 Jul 1635, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jan 1695/96, North Shields, Northumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 60 years) 
    Married 1 Sep 1659  All Saints, Newcastle Upon Tyne, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F30290  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth Wormley,   b. 10 Apr 1682, Christ Church Parish, Middlesex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Mar 1740, Port Tobago, Caroline County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years) 
    Married 1 Jun 1703  Christ Church Parish, Middlesex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • M' John Lomax & M" Elizabeth Wormley were Married June Y' 1st 1703
    Children 
     1. Lunsford Lomax,   b. 5 Nov 1705, St. Mary's Parish, Caroline County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jun 1772, Port Tobago, Caroline County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)
     2. Catherine Lomax,   b. 5 Oct 1707, Port Tobago, Caroline County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Aug 1723, Middlesex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 15 years)
     3. Susannah Lomax,   b. 11 Sep 1710, Port Tobago, Caroline County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. John Lomax,   b. 21 Jan 1712/13, Port Tobago, Caroline County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jan 1719/20, Port Tobago, Caroline County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 6 years)
     5. Frances Lomax,   b. 9 Jun 1715, Port Tobago, Caroline County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Mar 1715/16, Port Tobago, Caroline County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
    Last Modified 3 May 2021 
    Family ID F16472  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 

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      1704-1707 Essex County, Virginia Deed & Will Book 12, Part 1; [Virginia Colonial Abstracts Vol 29, Beverley Fleet]; Page 4
      Lease and Release; 7-8 July 1704. John Lomax of Essex Co., Gent., and Elizabeth his-wife, late Elizabeth Wormly the dau of Ralph Wormly, late of Virginia, Esquire, decd, sell John Taliaferro, Gent., a tract of land known as Portobacoo in Essex Co; 3400 acres now in poss of sd Lomax and Eliz his wife and Gaven Corbin of Middlesex, Gent. And also 400 acres in Petso parish; Gloucester Co, now, or late, in possession of Samuell Smith and Ann his wife which was formerly given to the said Eliz Lomax by Thomas Dawkins decd formerly husband of sd Ann Smith.
      The Release states "that whereas a Marriage hath been lately had and Solemnized between the said John Lomax and Elizabeth". That the land is transferred to John Taliaferro that he have full power to transfer it to-Richard Buckner gent who will hold it for sd John Lomax-and Eliz his wife and after their deaths to the-use of their future children.
      Wit: - Signed John Lomax
      Francis Meriwether Elizabeth Lomax
      Leo Hill
      1704
      James Boughan Rec 10 July 1704
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      1704-1707 Essex County, Virginia Deed & Will Book 12, Part 1; [Virginia Colonial Abstracts Vol 29, Beverley Fleet]; Page 136
      At a Court for Essex 20 March 1700 Rowland Thomas brought suit agst John Lomax for 1200 lb tobo for Joyners and Carpenters work done in 1704, Lomax alleged the pltf had not complyed with his agreement. Mr John Taliaferro and Mr Larkin Chew to value the work and report to next Court. Settlement made in valuation of 740 lb tobo.


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      1704-1707 Essex County, Virginia Deed & Will Book 12, Part 1; [Virginia Colonial Abstracts Vol 29, Beverley Fleet]; Page 199
      Bill of Exchange. Dated Virginia, 12 April 1704. £30. 00. 00. 30 days sight; Drawn by Tho: Cressey, payable to Mr. John Lomax. Drawn on Mr. William Bassnett and Mr Bryan Blundell, Merchts in Liverpool, Under their names appears the name Eliz Richeson prob as a witness.

      page 200. Duplicate of above, excepting a list of endorsers is added:
      "Endorsm'ts
      Jno Lomax
      Jno Pratt
      Elizabeth Richardson
      Micajah Perry "
      page 200, Protest notioe, 19 Sept 1704, on above signed by Jno Sandeford "notary and tabillion publiok".
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      1704-1707 Essex County, Virginia Deed & Will Book 12, Part 2; [John Frederick Dorman]; (Page 378-80)
      1 April 1707. John Taliaferro of Essex County and Richard Buckner of same, Gent., to John Lomax and Elizabeth his wife. For agreements in former deed of release.
      Tracts described below.
      Whereas John Lomax of said county, Gent., and Elizabeth his wife late Elizabeth Wormley have, by deeds of lease and release, 7-8 July 1704 sold to me John Taliaferro all that tract called Portobago containing 3423 acres, being all the land on the lower side of Portobago Creeke or Swamp.., contained in and being part of the track called Portobago, and 400 acres in Gloucester County late in the possession of Samuel Smith and Ann his wife which was formerly given to Elizabeth now wife of the said John Lomax by Thomas Dawkins, deceased, formerly husband of her the said Anne' Smith.
      Jno. Taliaferro
      Richard Buckner
      Wit: John Catlett, Michaell Clerck.
      10 April 1707, Acknowledged by John Taliaferro and Richard Buckner.
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      1704-1707 Essex County, Virginia Deed & Will Book 12, Part 2; [John Frederick Dorman]; (Page 380-82)
      8 April 1707. Gawin Corbin of Middlesex County to John Lomax and Elizabeth his wife. Whereas Gawin Corbin and John Lomax and Elizabeth his wife late Elizabeth Wormley daughter of Ralph Wormley, late of Virginia, Esqr., deceased, hold a tract commonly called Portobago containing 3423 acres in Essex County, formerly
      granted to Sir Thomas Lunsford, Knt. and Baronet, by patent 24 Oct. 1650, and whereas Gawin Corbin hath an estate for life in the land, the reversion after the death of Corbin being the proper inheritance of John Lomax and Elizabeth his wife late Elizabeth Wormley in fee simple, All the abovementioned land granted to Sir Thomas Lunsford (reserving the use of one plantation, called Corbin's Quarter with the buildings and fencing thereon until 9 January next and no longer).
      Consideration upon Corbin's paying 100 sterling, Lomax and Elizabeth his Wife conveyed their right of inheritance in an island together with the marsh adjoining, containing 500 acres
      Corbin
      Wit :..Richard Buckner,: Wm, Woodford, Salvator Muscoe
      10 April 1707. Acknowledged: by Gawin.
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      1704-1707 Essex County, Virginia Deed & Will Book 12, Part 2; [John Frederick Dorman]; (Page 380-82)
      9-10 April 1707 John Lomax of Essex County and Elizabeth his Wife late Elizabeth Wormley the daughter of Ralph Wormley County, Gent: Lease and release; for 3423 acres conveyed by Corbin to Lomax and 100 sterling 500 acres being an island with all the sunken ground and marsh adjoining that lies Within the bounds of a patent granted to Sir Thomas Lunsford Knt, and Barronet 24 Oct. 1650 next adjoining to the said island and also lying within the bounds of Sir Thomas Lunsford's patent side of the timber marsh in Meades Bay by Portobago Bay side, to the Graveley Walk, thence along the side of the sunken, pocoson Bay the said island and land being upon Rappahannock River.
      Jno Lomax
      Wit : Richard Buckner, WM. Woodford, Salvator Muscoe
      10 April 1707. Acknowledged by John Lomax and Elizabeth his wife
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      1704-1707 Essex County, Virginia Deed & Will Book 12, Part 2; [John Frederick Dorman]; (Page 382-87)
      9-10 April 1707 John Lomax of Essex County and Elizabeth his Wife late Elizabeth Wormley the daughter of Ralph Wormley County, Gent: Lease and release; for 3423 acres conveyed by Corbin to Lomax and 100 sterling 500 acres being an island with all the sunken ground and marsh adjoining that lies Within the bounds of a patent granted to Sir Thomas Lunsford Knt, and Barronet 24 Oct. 1650 next adjoining to the said island and also lying within the bounds of Sir Thomas Lunsford's patent side of the timber marsh in Meades Bay by Portobago Bay side, t o the Graveley Walk, thence along the side of the sunken, pocoson
      Bay the said island and land being upon Rappahannock River.
      Jno Lomax
      Wit : Richard Buckner, WM. Woodford, Salvator Muscoe
      10 April 1707. Acknowledged by John Lomax and Elizabeth his wife
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      1707-1711 Essex County, Virginia Deed & Will Book 13; [John Frederick Dorman]; Page 15-17, 7-8 Aug. 1707. John Lomax of Essex County, Gent., and Elizabeth his wife late Elizabeth Wormley the daughter of Ralph Wormley, late of Virginia, Esqr., deceased, to Gawin Corbin of Middlesex County, Gent, Lease and release; for £200 sterling. 350 acres in St. Ann's Parish ... bounded on the front by Rappahannock River, on the upper end by Portobago Creeke, and run on the lower end by the land lately purchased by the said Gawin Corbin of John Lomax and Elizabeth his wife 9-10 April last, and on the back part by the back lines of a pattent formerly granted to Sir Thomas Lunsford, Knt, and Barronet, 24 Oct. 1650, being part of the aforementioned patent.
      John Lomax
      Eliza. Lomax
      Wit: James Boughan, Leo. Hill.
      11 Aug. 1707. Acknowledged by John Lomax and Elizabeth his wife.
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      1707-1711 Essex County, Virginia Deed & Will Book 13; [John Frederick Dorman]; Page 102.
      10 May 1708. Bond of John Lomax as sheriff of Essex County. Unto Our Sovereigne Lady the Queen. For £1000
      sterling. Securities, Robert Beverley and Richard Buckner.
      John Lomax
      Robert Beverley
      Richard Buckner
      Wit: Abr. Ayrton, Robt. Jones.
      10 May 1708. Acknowledged.
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      1707-1711 Essex County, Virginia Deed & Will Book 13; [John Frederick Dorman]; Page 229.
      28 April [1709] Ann by the Grace of God of Great Britain, France.and Ireland, Queen, Defender of the Faith &c Commission to John Lomax, Gent., to be Sheriff of Essex County during our pleasure.
      E. Jenings
      10 Aug. 1709. Bond of John Lomax as sheriff of Essex County. Unto Our Sovereign Lady the Queen. For £1000 sterling. Securities, Richd. Buckner and Robert Beverley of Essex County.
      Jno. Lomax
      Richd. Buckner
      R. Beverley
      Wit: Ja. Alderson, Abr. Ayrton.
      10 Aug. 1709. Acknowledged.

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      1714-1720 Richmond Co VA Deed Book 7; Antient Press: (Page 90)
      KNOW ALL MEN by these p:sents that we THOMAS TURNER, NICHOLAS SMITH & JOHN LOMAX of County of Richmond are held and firmly bound unto the Worspll, his Maties: Justices of the peace for the sd: County in the full and just sume of Twohundred pounds Sterling to the which payment well & truely to be made we hind ourselves our heires firmly by these p:sents; Sealed with our seales and dated this Fourth day of Janry: 1715
      THE CONDITION of this obligation is such that if the above bound THOMAS TURNER, Admr, of all the goods chattells & creditts of RICHARD TALIAFERRO deced., do make a true and perfect Inventory of all the goods chattells & creditts of the sd. deced,, and the same so made do exhibit the same in the County Court of Richmond when thereunto required by the sd: Court, and the same goods chattells and creditts shall well and truely administer according to Law, And further do make a just and true account of his actings and doings therein when thereto required by the sd: Court, and shall deliver & pay unto such persons respectively as the Justices by their order or Judgment shall direct pursuant to the Laws in that case made and provided; And if it shall hereafter appear that any Last Will &Testment -was made by the sd: decd„ and the Exr, or Exrs. therein named do exhibit the same in sd: Court making request to have it allowed & approved, accordingly if the said THOMAS TURNER being thereunto required do render and deliver up his Letters of Administration approbation of such Testamt. being first had and made in sd. Court; Then this obligation to be void and of none effect, otherwise to remaine in full force and virtue Acknowledged in Richmond County Court the fourth day of January 1715 by THOMAS TURNER, NICHOLAS SMITH & JOHN LOMAX and ordered to be recorded
      Test M. BECKWITH, Cl Cur
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      1714-1720 Richmond Co VA Deed Book 7; Antient Press: (Page 511)
      THIS INDENTURE made this Fifth day of December in the fifth year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord George, by the grace of God, King of Great Brittain, France & Ireland, Defender of the faith &c. Between EDWARD LEMAN of LONDON, Linnen Draper, (Son & heir of EDWARD LEMAN late Citizen and Tallow Chandler of London, deced., of one part and JOHN LOMAX of ESSEX County in Virginia, Gent,, of other part. WHEREAS in and by a certain Indenture bearing date the Tenth day of April in the year of our Lord one thousand six hundred and Eighty eight in the Seventh year of the Reign of the late King James the Second made or intended to be made between CUTHBERT POTTER of MIDDX. County in the Dominion of Virginia, Gent., and EDWARD LEMAN, Citizen and Tallow Chandler of LONDON of the other part, the said CUTHBERT POTTER in consideration of the sume of One hundred and fifteen pounds nine shillings Sterling money of England to him paid did bargain sell and convey unto EDWARD LEMAN his heirs all that tract of land scituate in the Freshes of RAPPAHANNOCK RIVER and on the North side of the same, butting and bounding, Beginning at a Pohickory tree standing by the River side a little above TALIAFERROs MOUNT, and tuning thence North fifty six degrees West four hundred and fifty six pole to a Stake by a corner Locust, thence South South East one hundred and nineteen poles by the back line, thence South fifty six degrees East six hundred and twenty two poles to the River, and lastly up the River to the place it begun, being Four hundred acres and part of a Patent of Five thousand two hundred and seventy five acres granted unto THOMAS CHETWOOD and JOHN PROSSER, Planters, by Patent bearing date the Twenty eighth day of Septembr: in the year of our Lord God one thousand six hundred & sixty seven and division thereof made between the sd. CHETWOOD and PROSSER by Deed Indented bearing date the twenty sixth day of July in the abovesaid year next before having the said land surveyed and division thereof made between them as aforesaid which said part so divided belonging unto said CHETWOOD the said CUTHBERT POTTER purchased by Deed of Bargain and Sale bearing date the fourteenth day of November in the said year of our Lord one thousand six hundred and sixty eight; and in which Dividend or part of land on the above granted four hundred acres is contained with all manner of profits comodities and appurtenances to the same belonging; To have and to hold the Four hundred acres unto EDWARD LEMAN his heirs, PROVIDED always nevertheless and upon this condicon, that if CUTHBERT POTTER or assigns did and should well and truly pay unto EDWARD LEMAN his heirs the sume of One hundred and fifteene pounds nine shillings Sterling money of England by good and sufficient Bills of Exchange payable unto said EDWARD his heirs within seven years next ensuing the date of the said Indenture, the Indenture to cease determine and be utterly void: And whereas the time of seven years for the payment of the said sume is long since elapsed and the said CUTHBERT POTTER path not yet paid the same the condition for conveying the said land is desolved. NOW THIS INDENTURE Witnesseth that EDWARD LEMAN, party to these presents, in consideration of the sum of Twenty one pounds of lawful money of Great Britton to him in hand paid by JOHN LOMAX by these presents doth bargain and sell unto JOHN LOMAX his heirs all the tract of land scituate in the Freshes of RAPPAHANNOCK RIVER and on the North side of the same (the land is again described as above); To have and to hold the four hundred acres of land and all the premises with appurtenances unto JOHN LOMAX and his heirs In Witness whereof the said parties to these presents Indented have interchangeably sett their hands and seals the day month and year first above written
      Sealed and Delivered in presence of
      ANN TURNER, SARAH TURNER, EDWARD LEMAN
      GE: BRAXTON, JOHN SALTER,
      WILLIAM MOSELEY, JERE: MURDOCK
      Att a Court held for Richmond County the Fourth day of May 1720
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      1720-1733 Richmond Co VA Deed Book 8; Antient Press: (Page 32)
      THIS INDENTURE made the Twenty seventh day of February in the Seventh year of the Reigne of our Sovereigne Lord George by the grace of God of Great Brittain France and Ireland, King, Defender of the faith &c., and in the yeare of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and Twenty. Between JOHN LOMAX of Parish of SAINT MARYs in County of ESSEX within the Dominion of Virginia, Gentn „ of one part and CHARLES BURGESS of Parish of Hanover in County of Richmond of other part; Wittnesses, that JOHN LOMAX for diverse good causes and valluable considerations him thereunto especially moveing, by these presents doth demsie grant and to farme lett unto CHARLES BURGESS and assignes all that Plantation whereon JANE PORTER alias SMITH now dwelleth scituate in Parish of Hanover and County of Richmond, Begining at the mouth of MANGY EAMUXON CREEK, from thence runing up the River Bank to a markt. red Oake tree at the edge of the Plantation whereon JOHN BROWN now dwelleth. thence on a right line over to a markt. Hickory tree on aforesd. Creek and from thence down said Creek Banks to the first begining at the mouth thereof; with all houses and all other edifices profitts comodities and priviledges appertaining; To have and to hold the tenement and all other the premises with the appurtenances unto CHARLES BURGESS during the terme of Twenty one years from the date of these presents paying therefore every year unto JOHN LOMAX his heirs the Rent or sume of Five pounds of good and lawful! money of England in good and sufficient Bills of Exchange on every Feast day of Saint Mathias: In Witness whereof the parties aforesd. have to these presents interchangably set their hands and seals the day and yeare first above written Signed Sealed and Delivered in presence of
      THOS: TURNER, JNO: LOMAX
      WILL: STROTHER JUNR.
      At a Court held for Richmond County the Fifth day of Aprill 1721
      This Lease from JOHN LOMAX to CHARLES BURGESS was this day proved in open Court by the Oaths of THOMAS TURNER and WILLIAM STROTHER JUNR., witnesses thereto, and admitted to Record Teste M. BECKWITH, Cl Cur
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      1721-1735 King George County Deed Book 1, Part II, (Antient Press); pp. 604-605
      To All Christian People .. I JOHN LOMAX of Parish of St. Marie's County of Caroline for good causes more especially love for my beloved Son LUNSFORD LOMAX do .. make over to my said Son LUNSFORD & the woman he shall happen to Marry my Plantation & the land hereto belonging commonly called by name of Striblings over against Taliaferro's Mount lying in King George County .. which I give to them or either of them to Enjoy .. my son Lunsford or his heirs shall enjoy his mother's land at Portobago also I give to my Son all my right to the three following Plantations (Vizt.) Old Nanzimond Plantation, Tobias Quarter & the Court House Quarter in the County aforesaid & in case my Wife should die whereby my Son may be Dispossed of the three last mentioned plantations I then oblige myself .. to give my said Son land at Portobago or Else where sufficient to work the Negros belonging to the aforsd three Plantations .. I also give my Son .. sixteen working Negroes (names them) the said Negroes being now on & belonging to the above mentioned four Plantations .. together with all my Stock of Horses, Cattle, Hoggs & Sheep belonging to the four plantations and all other whatsoever belonging .. 6th June 1729.
      Presence Jere. Murdock, John Lomax
      Edwd. Barradall, Thomas Turner
      6th June 1729 .. JOHN LOMAX came into Court .. acknowledged this Deed of Gift ..
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      1721-1735 King George County Deed Book 1-A, (Antient Press); pp. 28
      Indenture 13th April 1730 between ELIZABETH LOMAX County of Caroline Widow & LUNSFORD LOMAX of County of King George for five shillings .. consideration of natural love bare to her said Son .. transfer those three Quarters & Plantations upon Nanzemond Tract in County of King George now in actual possession of him .. LUNSFORD LOMAX .. together with as much land adjoyning to each Quarter & Plantation as shall be necessary for working the Servants & Slaves that now are upon each of the said Plantations .. To hold during the term of her natural life .. the said ELIZABETH doth grant ..
      Presence John Champe, Chas. Seale, Elizabeth Lomax
      Richd. Jarvis, James Vaughan
      1st May 1730 .. Deed of Gift recorded.
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      1735-1752 King George Co VA Deed Book 2
      pp. 432-434 Indenture made 5th June 1742 between LUNSFORD LOMAX of county Caroline Gent. and CHARLES CARTER of King George County Esqr. .. Whereas by Indenture .. 10th April 1688 between CUTHBERT POTTER of Middlesex County Dominion of Virginia Gent. & EDWARD LEMMAN Citizen & Tallow Chandler of London .. Potter for £115.9 Sterling did buy Land in Freshes of Rapphanock River on North side .. a little above Talliaferro's Mount .. being 400 acres & part of Patent for 5275 acres granted to THOMAS CHETWOOD Gent. & JOHN ROSSER Planter by Patent 28th September 1667 and purchased by Potter .. Under a Proviso that Potter should pay to Edward Lemman £115.9 Sterling within 7 years .. if not pay Indenture to be void .. Recorded in Court of Rappahannock the 2nd May 1688 .. and whereas by Indenture 5th Decr 1718 between Edward Lemman Son & Heir of Edward Lemman Party to First .. by the name of Edward Lemman of London Linnen Draper .. and JOHN LOMAX of Essex Co. in Virginia Gent., father of the sd Lunsford, and that the term of 6 years was expired and that Potter had not paid .. whereby Edward Lemman the Son became absolute .. he did sell unto John Lomax Indenture in County of Richmond .. Now this Indenture Witnesseth for Three hundred pounds Sterling .. paid by Charles Carter .. sold 400 acres ..
      Presence Henry Fitzhugh, Lunsford Lomax
      T. Turner, Fras. Thornton,
      Peter Hedgman, Wm. Waller
      At a court held 6th August 1742 .. Deed and Receipt for Consideration money endorsed recorded.

  • Sources 
    1. [S044817] Lomax.
      Niel D. Thompson; English Origins of the Lomax Family of Charles County, MD; July 1969
      The American, Genealogist;

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