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

Thomas Wilkes

Male Abt 1637 - 1685  (~ 48 years)


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  • Name Thomas Wilkes 
    Birth Abt 1637 
    Gender Male 
    Death 11 Nov 1685  Lancaster County, Virginia - admin Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I32592  Tree1
    Last Modified 26 Nov 2023 

    Family Elizabeth {Unproven} Hussey,   b. Bef 1637, England Find all individuals with events at this locationd. Aft 1696, Lancaster County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location (Age > 61 years) 
    Marriage 13 Sep 1676  Lancaster County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F21209  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Last Modified 26 Nov 2023 

  • Notes 
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      1653-1800 Lancaster County, Virginia Wills [Ida J. Lee];
      WILKS, Thos. Inv. 4 July 1686. Rec. 16 July 1686. Presented by Eliza Wilks. W.B. 5, Page 104.
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      1682-1686 Lancaster County, Virginia Order Book 2, Part 2; [Antient Press]; Page 218
      Lancaster county Court 11th of November 1685
      - All business depending at this Court against MRS. ELIZABETH WILKE, Admrx. of the Estate of THOMAS WILKE (deced), is ordered to the next Court; Capt., THOMAS JONES her Attorney being at the Genll. Court
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      1674-1678 Lancaster County, Virginia Order Book 1, Part 3; [Antient Press]; Page 361
      Lancaster County Court 13th of September 1676
      - THOMAS WILKS, who married the Executrix of Mr. ROBERT BECKINGHAM, (deced), appeareing greatest Creditor to the Estate of JOHN DRAPER (deced), Commission of Administracon accordinge to Acte on the Estate of the saide DRAPER is granted unto the saide THOMAS WILKS hee giveing security accordinge to Acte. Mr. THOMAS BANCKES, JOHN SYMPSON, JOHN CHYN and JAMES PHILLIPS, are ordered to apprize the saide Estate and to bee sworne by the nexte Justice. An Inventory thereof to bee exhibited to ye nexte Cort. Capt. RICHARD TAYLOR, security
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      1678-1681 Lancaster County Va Order Book; [Antient Press]; Page 451
      Lancaster county Court 11th of December 1678
      - In the difference dependinge au this Court betweene WILLIAM WATRIDGE, Plt and Mr. THOMAS WILKE, hee marrieing Mrs. ELIZ: BECKINGHAM, Deft., is att the request of the saide WILKE referred to the nett Court where the snide WILKE is to bringe the Agreemt, made betweene the saide Mr. BECKINGHAM and the saide WATRIDGE, if it can bee founde, otherwise the saide WILKE is contented to pay the saide WATRIDGE after the rate for the tyme hee kept MORATTICO MILL what hee shall make appears upon his Oath that hee was to have for the saide whole tyme
      - Mr. THOMAS WILKE beinge arrested to this Court sit the suite of JANE CURTIS,
      his late Servant, for her Freedome Corne and Clothes, the saide WILKE alleadgeing that hee knowes not whether the saide Servant bee the saide Servant bought by WM. FRISSELL (deced) from SAMUELL PHILLIPS, a condicon beinge p:duced to this Court under the hande of the saide FRISSELL made to SAMLL: PHILLIPS acknowledgeing that a maide Servant was bought by the saide FRISSELL from SAMUELL PHILLIPS for foure yeres and noe mencon of any name; And a Certificate under the hande of ANNE FINCH (the late Relicte of the saide WILLIAM FRISSELL) and ROBERT CROMERTY appeareing to this Court that they would testifie that the saide JANE CURTIS was the saide Servant bought by the saide WILLIAM FRISSELL from the saide SAMLL: PHILLIPS for foure yeres. It is ordered with the consent of the saide WILKE that if the saide ANNE FINCH and ROBERT CROMERTY shall make Oath before one of his Maties: Justices that the saide JANE CURTIS was the Servant bought of WILLIAM FRISSELL from the saide PHILLIPS for foure yeres, that then it is declared that the saide CURTIS is free and ordered to bee forthwth: pde. her Corne and Clothes wth: costs

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      James Hughes 2006-05-12 18:57:11
      WILKES-L Archives
      http://archiver.rootsweb.com/th/read/WILKES/2001-03/0984156899

      Wilks, Thomas:
      December 8, 1675
      Whereas att a Cort: Mr. Robert Beckingham, deced., obtained Judgement against Arthur Ettey for twelve hundred twenty and one pounds of tobaccoe and ca: wth: costs, which order being out of date, it is ordered upon the peticon of Mr. Thomas Wilks, who married the Executrix of saide Beckingham, the same bee revived by scire farcias.

      It appearing to this Cort: that Thomas Marshall, Millwright, stands indebted unto Mr. Thomas Wilks in thirteene thousand six hundred eighty and two pounds of tobaccoe and ca p specialty and Acct., It is therefore ordered that the same bee forthwith: pde. Wth: cost

      Wilkes, Thomas: Charles City County, Virginia Feb. 25. 1653. From the book "Early Virginia Families Along the James River" Thomas is one of 24 persons named . Firdiando Austin receives 1200 acres on James river for the transportation of these people.

      Wilkes, Thomas: from the book ""The Complete book of Emigrants 1607-1660"
      August 8-Sept 28 1660. This Thomas Wilks is listed as one of several people named as "Shippers" ship named "Vincent bound from London, England to Virginia.

      Wilkes, Thomas: Middlesex County, Virginia. From Court order Book 1677-1678
      Court 1st day of July 1678: The Suite of Mr. Thomas Wilkes AGT. Mrs Margrit Bridges Admex. Of Mr. Francis Bridges is dismist by reason ye said Wilkes petition conteynes neither sense or certainety;
      Court 1st day of July 1678
      Know All Men by these presents that I Thomas Wilkes of ye County of Lancaster in Virginia doe by these presents make & Ordeine my belbeloved friend Dody Minoed to be my Lawfull Attorney in all matters depending in ye Court Counte of Middlesex wheather as Plainiffe or Defendant & Whatsoever my Attorney shall lawfully doe in ye premises I doe herby ratifie & allow of as if I myself were then personally present. In witness wherof I sett my hand & Seal this the Thirteenth day of May 1678
      in presence of us
      PETER MOUNTAGUE Thomas Wilkes
      John Sumers
      Probate in Court Testimon Petr. Montague & John Sumers

      Court 1st day of July 1778
      Order is granted Mr. Thomas Wilkes Agent Mr. Richard Perrett junt. For ye sume of two hundred & fifty pounds of good tobacco & Caske with Costs:

      FROM Middlesex County order Book 1677-1680
      Court 2nd day of September 1678
      Order is granted to Thomas Wilkes Agent Ye Sheriff for ye non appearance of William Blake:

      Court 2nd day of September 1678
      A Nonsuite is granted to Mrs Margrit Bridge Admex of Mr. Francis Bridge agt. Mr. Doodes Minor Attorney of Thomas Wilks; With Cost Order agt. Ye Sheriff is granted to Mr. Thomas Wilkes for ye non apperance of Mrs. Margrit Bridge Admex of Francis Bridge;

      Court 3rd day of March 1679:
      The suite of Mr. Thomas Wilks agt. Mrs Margrit Bridge admex of Mr. Francis Bridge is Dismist.

      FROM Middlesex County, Virginia Deed Book 2 1679- 1688
      Pp 191-192 By this Publick Instrument of Procuration or Letter of Attorney be it Known that on the eighte day of the Month of September 1684 Before me William Scoby Notary and Tabellion Publicke by his Majt: Authority Sworn in London and in the presence of the wittnesses after named personally appeared Mr. Gowen Corbin and Mr. Roger Burrough of London sd Merchants unto me notary well'
      Known have put and made in their places Mr. Christopher Robinson of Middx. County In Virginia Marcht. Their Attorney giving unto him full power to enter upon and Take possession of a certain plantation in Virginia and called THE GRANGE lately sold by Robert Smith Esqr. Mow or late of Virginia asose to demand and receive from Mr. THOMAS WILKES and MR. EDWIN CONWAY of Virginia Marchants all and singular Summes of money debts as said Thomas Wilkes and Edwin Conway due and obled to the Said Constituants herby promising to hold for good and vallid all and whatsover Theire said Attorney shall lawfully doe. In Wittness whereof the said Constituants have
      Put their hands & seales in presence of me Notary and of Henry Frogg and Jeremy Jenkins
      Wittnesses:
      Henry Frogg, Jeremey Jenkins
      Gowen Corbin

      Roger Burrough
      Sealed and delivered in the presents of us
      Geo: Purvis Tho: Hasted: Max Robinson

      MD. That at a Courte held for County of Middlesex the 2nd day of February 1684 This letter of Attorney was proved to be the acte & deed of Mr. Gowen Corbin & Roger
      Burrough be the oaths of Capt. Thomas Hasted & Chr. Robinson CL Court

      From Middlesex County (Virginia) Orders 1680-1694
      Att a Court held for ye County of Middlesex (Virginia) ye 7th day of December 1691 The Sute of Mr. Richard Wilkes vs. Samll. Acton is dismist.

      From Middlesex County (Virginia) Deed Book 2 1688-1694 (page- 424)
      Elizabeth Wilkes mentioned: as being in court concerning the will of William Halsey
      The will is dated September 28th 1689.

      FROM: Lancaster County, Virginia Orders 1666-1680
      Court September 11 1678 at Cort House.
      Wilks, Thomas: It appeareing to this Cort: That Margaret Dryuse, Servt. To Mr Thomas Wilks hath completed her tyme to service with her sde Master. Shee is therefore declaired free and ordered to bee forthwith: paide her Corne and Clothes wth: cost

      Wilks, Thomas: Court September 11 1678 at Cort House. It appearing to this court : that John Holder, servt. To Mr Thomas Wilks, did runn away from his saide Masters service to the greate loss, charge and damage to his saide Master as did this day appear to this cort: by an Acct. thereof exhibited to this cort: and acknowledged by saide Holder. It is
      therefore ordered accordinge to Acte that saide Holder doe serve his said Master six moneths after the expiracon of the tyme hee came in for and pay costs.

      FROM: Lancaster County, Virginia Orders 1666-1680
      Wilks, Thomas:
      December 8, 1675
      Whereas att a Cort: Mr. Robert Beckingham, deced., obtained Judgement against Arthur Ettey for twelve hundred twenty and one pounds of tobaccoe and ca: wth: costs, which order being out of date, it is ordered upon the peticon of Mr. Thomas Wilks, who married the Executrix of saide Beckingham, the same bee revived by scire farcias.

      It appearing to this Cort: that Thomas Marshall, Millwright, stands indebted unto Mr. Thomas Wilks in thirteene thousand six hundred eighty and two pounds of tobaccoe and ca p specialty and Acct., It is therefore ordered that the same bee forthwith: pde. Wth: cost

      Att a Court helde for the County of Lancaster; December 11, 1678
      Wilkes, Thomas: A dispute over Morattico Mill; Mr Thomas Wilks, hee marrieing Mrs. Elizabeth Beckingham Defendant, Thomas is ordered to bring any agreement from Mr. Beckingham and William Watridge or to pay Mr. Watridge for use of the mill.
      ---Mr. Thomas Wilks being arrested to this Court att. The suite of Jane Curtis his late servant for her freedome Corne and Clothes.
      --page 455
      Thomas Wilks is listed as granted the following:
      Against John Kirbey eighteen hundred thirty and one pounds of tobaccoe:
      Against William Milner: sixteen hundred pounds of tabaccoe:
      Against Henry Pullen: tow thousand foure hundred pounds of tobaccoe

      Page 463 Lancaster county Court February 12 1678
      Thomas Wilks is listed as granted the following:
      Against William Price: seven thousand one hundred and foure pounds of tobaccoe;
      Against Timothy Swindall; one thousand three hundred and eight pounds of tobaccoe
      Against Robert Pritchard two hundred and nynety pounds of tobaccoe
      Against Daniel Bromley; foure hundred nyne pounds of tobaccoe

      Page 482 Lancaster County (VA) Court July 9, 1679
      Wilks, Thomas:
      --The difference depending att this Court between Richard Marshall. Plt. And Thomas Wilks, Attorney of William Whetstone Defendt. Referred to next court;
      FROM: Lancaster County (Virginaia) Wills 1674-1689
      In a Will written for Robert Beckingham: dated January 20, 1675
      Three mentions of Mr. Burton and Mr. Wilkes from reading this document it appears that Burton and Wilkes are merchants in Lancaster County, Virginia.

      Same Source:
      Wilks, Thomas: oath of Thomas Wilks & admitted to record 1677
      Teste John Stretchley, Cl Cur.
      An inventory and Appraisemt of the Estate of Mr. Robert Beckinghan (deced) within this County taken by us the Subscribers: In the Store.
      One barrrell of wt. Starch ECT,,,Ect . (This a very long and detailed list of items.)
      At the bottom
      The Some Totall 149138
      Tobacco
      Errors excepted by us
      Brian Stott Jno;
      Chyn
      Thos: Baniker Jon:
      Kyrbey
      Thomas Wilks Elizabeth
      Wilks
      Exhibit in Court Com Lancastr: fortas die Junii 1677
      Mrs Elizabeth Wilks being reclict of Robert Beckingham deced & admitted to record.
      Proved by oath of Thomas Wilks and admitted to record.

      Wilkes, Mr. Page 57 appointed as one of 4 to apprais the estate of Benjamin Doggett dated March 14, 1861

      Wilks, Thomas: shown as one of five named persons on a list of Bills
      dated July 1683
      To be paid from the estate of Richard Taylor

      Wilks, Thomas: page 102 Shown as one of three persons to be paid from the estate of William Embree Dated Ootober 1685.

      Wilks, Thomas & Mrs. Elizabeth Wilks page 116-117 mentioned in the will of William Holsey 1687

      Wilks, Thomas: page 105-107 December 1st 1685 Lancaster County Virginia;
      An invetory and Appraisement of the estate od Mr. Tho: Wilks deceased.

      FROM: Lancaster County, Virginia Orders No. 2 1680-1686
      July 14 1680;
      Wilks, Thomas: Court rules against Thomas Wilks stateing that Mr.
      Wilks solde Corne contrary to the wieghts or Measures and orders him to
      make up difference to Nicholas George.

      Wilks, Thomas: From Lancaster County Wills 1674-1689 page 105-107
      Lancaster County (Virginia) December 1, 1685 An Invetory and Appraisement of the Estate of Mr. Tho: Wilks Deced. This is a very long list containing many items and about 12 slaves. Name on bottom ---Eliza Wilks Probated July 1686

      Wilks, Thomas: From Lancaster County dated 1685; This is a 7 page list
      of many items.

      Wilks, Mrs Elizabeth widd. Of Mr. Thomas Wilkes:
      This Indenture made ye 14th day of July 1703:
      This is for a property owned and occupied by the Wilkes known as FOXES
      MILL being on the head of COROTOMAN RIVER. LANCASTER COUNTY, VIRGINIA
      A statement that Elizabeth intermarried after the death of Thomas Wilks
      she married George Spencer. This property is again mentioned in 1706 and
      shown as St. Mary's White Chapple and containing 450 acres.
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      1682-1686 Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Deed Book 7, Part I; [Antient Press]; Page 34-36
      THIS INDENTURE made ye 18th day of Janry. Anno. 1682 and in the Foyer and
      thirtieth yeare of the Reigne of Or. Soveraigne Lord King Charles the second &c. Between GREGORY GLASSCOCK of the Parrish of Farnham of the County of Rappa:, Planter, and MARY his Wife of one part and THOMAS GLASSCOCK of the County and Parrish aforesaid, Planter, of other part Witnesseth that the said GREGORY GLASSCOCK & MARY his Wife for Six thousand pounds of merchantable Tob: in cask to them in hand paid or secured to be paid have granted unto the said THOMAS GLASSCOCK his heires forever Two hundred acres of land being part of a Pattent for Six hundred acres formerly granted to his Father, THOMAS GLASSCOCK, deceased do decending unto the said GREGORY GLASSCOCK as heir unto his said Father lying and being on MOROTICOE CREEK in the County aforesaid begining at a Pockicory in ye line of a peice of land survayed for Mr. WILLIAM FANTLEROY & runing down a N. N. West branch of the said Creek its severall courses to a Cove next below the house Collo: TRAVERS formerly lived in and since in the occupation of Mr. THOMAS WILKS, and runing up the said Cove to a wild black Cherry tree at the head thereof, thence North East to a red Oake in the back line of the said 600 acres, thence No. We. to a marked Maple standing in a Branch wch runns between the Plantations of THOMAS GLASSCOCK and his Brother, GREGORY GLASSCOCK and tuning downe the said Branch its severall courses to the mouth thereof crossing a small Creek on a South West course to the place it first begann, as it was lately laid out or survayed by EDWIN CONWAY, Survayer of the County aforesaid, as by Copy of the Survay under his hand bearing date Janry. 15th 1682 giveing and hereby granting unto the said THOMAS GLASSCOCK together with the land, the plantation with all houses gardens orchards unto said land appertaining together with all the right wch said GREGORY and MARY his Wife or either of them hath to the same To have and to hold the said Two hundred acres with all the premisses unto the said THOMAS GLASSCOCK his heirs subject nevertheless unto the quitrents wch shall henceforth grow due to be paid and the said GREGORY GLASSCOCK will warrante and defend the said THOMAS GLASSCOCK his heirs forever and the said GREGORY GLASSOCK. & MARY his Wife will make any further Deeds for the further sure making of the premisses unto the said GLASSOCK at any time within the space of seaven years next ensuing this present date In Witness whereof the parties aforesaid have hereunto sett their hand and seales
      Signed sealed and delivered in prsence of us
      THO: GEORGE, GREGORY GLASSCOCK
      MARY PHILIPS the marke of MARY. GLASSCOCK
      Recognitr in Cur Com Rappa: 2nd die Mali Anno 1683 et recordatr 7th die
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      1687-1691 Lancaster County, Virginia Order Book 3, Part 2; [Antient Press]; Page 151
      Lancaster county Court 11th of February 1690/1691
      - Ordered by this Court that an Inventory of the Estate which Mr. GEORGE SPENCER died possessed with as marrieing the Admrx. of Mr. THOMAS WILKE, (deced), bee taken by Mr. BRIAN STOTT, Mr. NATH: BROWNE. Mr. JNO: PITMAN and STEPHEN TOMLYN and to begin the 23d or 24th Instant and that security then bee given by the Widdow of the saide SPENCER for the forth comeing of the saide Estate according to the saide Inventory to bee disposed off according to the further Order of this Court

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