|Birth: ||1654, England|
|Death: ||Mar. 12, 1710|
Brother of Col William Evelyn Byrd I
of Westover, from whom Admiral Richard Evelyn Byrd, Jr and his brother, Virginia Governor and US Senator from VA., Gov Harry Flood Byrd, Sr. Harry Flood Byrd, Jr. was also US senator from VA. According to the collected letters of William Byrd I of Westover, Thomas was still in England up until 1691. He had married first a young woman named Martha in 1690; she and the firstborn child, Robert Byrd died in London within a week of the birth in December 1690.
Thomas did not meet the Widow Mary Howlett until 1691/92 when he came to VA, by whom any surviving children were born. It appears from the letters of William I to his brother Thomas that he was in an apprenticeship in London and from the tone of the letters, he sounded many years younger than William, although his birth date is given as 1654 in official genealogies.
According to "The Correspondence of the Three Byrds of Westover": "an inventory of Thomas Byrd's estate was filed in Henrico Co., VA, June 1 1710, and in July Thomas Howlett, Jr. (son or stepson of Mary Howlett Byrd) was granted leave to administer the estate of his deceased mother, Mary Byrd, with Captain Thomas Jefferson entering himself security."
Thomas Byrd and his brother William acquired land grants in Virginia. They used the land to grow tobacco. In addition, the brothers were merchants and fur traders. Thomas did not enjoy the notarization or the wealth that his brother did which was carried down to his descendants.
John Bird (1620 - 1677)
Grace Elizabeth Stegge Byrd (1625 - 1690)
William Evelyn Byrd (1652 - 1704)*
Thomas Byrd (1654 - 1710)
Created by: RF
Record added: Oct 19, 2009
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