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Below, transcript from the source: "Washington- Past and Present, a history". Lewis Historical Publishing Company, 1930-1932.
'" Sir Thomas Lunsford, created a baronet in 1647, was a Royalist who fled with other Cavaliers to Virginia. He reached the royal colony in 1649 or 1650, soon after King Charles had been beheaded. The Lunsford family were soon all in Virginia, and in October 1650 Sir Thomas Lunsford received patent for 3,423 acres of land on the Rappahannock River. Among the names mentioned in the patent are 'The Lady Lunsford', Mrs, Philipa (Lunsford) and Mrs. Mary (Lunsford). This Lady Lunsford was his second wife Katherine. The daughters of his second marriage returned to England, but Catherine, child of the third marriage, remained and married the Hon. Ralph Wormeley, of Rogsill, Middlesex County. There was one child of this mariage, Elizabeth. The old family bible of the Lomax family records the marriage of this only child thus: 'Married June 1st, 1703, John Lomax and Elizabeth Wormeley, daughter of Sir Thomas Lunsford".
"The land that Sir Thomas Lunsford patented on Rappahannock River was named 'Portobago', and was in what was first Lancaster, and afterwards Rappahannock, Essex, and Caroline Counties. It was long the seat of the Lomax family, descendants of the patentee, by whose marriage to Elizabeth Wormeley......(to John Lomax).... the Rappahannock estates passed to the Lomax family. "
Below, transcript from the source: "The Royal Descents of 600 Immigrants", Genealogical Publishing Co, Baltimore, MD. 2004. Roberts, Gary Boyd.
"Sir Thomas Lunsford II (1610-1653) of Va, Royalist Army Officer, married (1) Ann Hudson; (2) Katherine Nevile; (3) Elizabeth Wormeley, widow of Richard Kempe, Secretary and Acting Governor of Virginia, and niece of Ralph Wormeley."
This source lists the royal descent/ancestry of Sir Thomas Lunsford back to King Edward I of England and Eleanor of Castile, as follows:
Sir Thomas Lunsford (II) b 1610; he the son of Thomas Lunsford I m. Katherine Fludd; he the son of Sir John Lunsford II m Barbara Lewknor (1), **Mary Apsley (2); he the son of John Lunsford I m. Mary Sackville; she the daughter of Margaret Boleyn m. John Sackville; she the daughter of Margaret Butler m. Sir William Boleyn; she the daughter of Thomas Butler m. Anne Hankeford; he the son of James Butler, 4th Earle of Ormonde m. Joan Beauchamp; she the daughter of William Beauchamp, Baron of Abergavenny m. Joan Fitzalan; she the daughter of Richard Fitzalan, 10th Earl of Arundel m. Elizabeth de Bohun; she the daughter of William de Bohun, 1st Earl of Northampton m. Elizabeth Badelsmere; he the son of Humphrey de Bohun, 4th Earl of Hereford and Essex m. Elizabeth Plantagenet; she the daughter of Edward I, King of England born 1307 who married to Eleanor of Castile."
A large stone slab memorial with the following inscription lies near the Bruton Church church door: "Under this marble lyeth the body of Thomas Ludwell, Esq., Secretary of Virginia, who was born at Burton in the county of Somerset in the Kingdom of England, and departed this life in the year 1698; and near this place lie the bodies of Richard Kemp, Esq., his predecessor in the Secretary's office, and Sir Thomas Lunsford, Knight, in memory of whom this marble is here placed by Philip Ludwell, Esq., nephew of the said Thomas Ludwell, Esq., in the year 1727.". Some sources claim that the remains of Thomas Ludwell were interred in the Burton Parish grave yard, while the remains of Richard Kemp and Sir Thomas Lunsford may have been interred at Rich Neck Plantation in now-unmarked graves.
More info on Lunsford genealogy can be found at: http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~lunfcva/
Katherine Fludd Lunsford (1579 - 1642)
Anne Hudson Lunsford (____ - 1638)*
Bruton Parish Episcopal Church Cemetery
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Record added: May 18, 2012
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On ancestry.com he is my 11th great grandfather through his son. But some sites I am reading say he did not have a son that lived past infancy. ???|
Added: Mar. 18, 2015
I am researching our family tree My great great great grandma is zora lee Lunsford born 1881. I have our family tree book right here and we are descendants of sir Thomas Lunsford and sir john. I cant figure out how many greats back. if any of you guys hav...(Read more)|
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8th great grandfather|
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