Thomas Thomason I

Birth
Greater London, England
Death unknown
King William County, Virginia, USA
Burial Non-Cemetery Burial, Specifically: Probably buried on home plantation on Branches of Governor's Swamp
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Thomas was born in England, c. 1646. He was the son of George Thomason II (b. c.1602 d. Feb. 1666) a bookseller and publisher, with a shop in the yard of old St. Paul's Cathedral, named The Rose and Crown. Both St. Paul's and The Rose and Crown were destroyed in The Great Fire of London in 1666. George had collected about 22,000
items pertaining to the Civil War in England, known as the "Thomason Tracts", eventually purchased by King George III. They are now in The British Museum Library.
Thomas's mother was Katherine Hutton (b. 1612 d. Dec. 16, 1646). John Milton, the English poet, supposedly wrote his "Sonnet XIV" in honor of her memory.

His parents George Thomason II and Katherine Hutton Thomason
are buried in the old burial ground at St. Dunstan's in the West, Fleet Street, London.
Thomas's older sibling George entered Queens College, Oxford in 1655, and was canon of Lincoln from 1683 to 1712.

Thomas I left England and traveled to the Chesapeake area of Virginia in 1677, at about 27 years of age, following his older brother Edward, who immigrated to Virginia in the Spring of 1676. Edward located in Stafford County, which was formed in 1664.

When Tomas I settled in Virginia, the area was New Kent. New Kent County was formed about 1654 from York County. In 1691, part of New Kent became King and Queen County.....then in 1701 King William County was formed from King and Queen County. Thomas I's first land patent was recorded in 1703 in King William county. Thomas I remained in the same location, as border lines of counties were redrawn, typical of Virginia and other early American territories.

He married Genia Reeves. They had three children:

Thomas Thomasson b. abt. 1690 in Va. d. 1773 in Va.
Samual Thomasson b. Dec. 13, 1691 in Va. D. June 16, 1753 in Louisa County, Virginia
George Thomasson b. Nov. 10, 1703 in King William Co., Va...
. d. Aug. 22, 1783 in Louisa Co., Va.
(George married Mary Pollard abt. 1733,
their son William (1734-1800) settled
along Leatherwood in Henry County, Va.)

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............................LAND PATENTS....................
................................FOR.........................
..........................THOMAS THOMASON...................
..............................VIRGINIA......................

23 Oct. 1703
............"Thomas Thomason, 150 acres, King William Co.
............on brs. of the Governor's Sw; beg. at Col.
............Johnson's plantation, to the old field near
............Thomason's house, Trans. of 3 pers"

16 June 1714
............"Thomas Thomason, Senr., 200 acres (N.L.) King
............William Co., in St. John's Parish, on both sides
............of the Long Creek, adj. Flemings line. Imp. of
............4 pers."

23 Dec. 1714
............"Thomas Thomason, 200 acres, King William County
............adj. Wm. Flemings land about a mile above the
............falls of Pamonkey Riv., imp. of 4 pers"

Thomas owns a total of 550 acres in the above patents.

A Thomas Thomasson sold 400 acres November 5, 1729, and 600 acres May 6, 1730. It is unclear if this was Thomas Thomasson, I., or his son Thomas Thomasson, II. As the father Thomas I, only has recorded patents for 550 acres, and a total 1000 acres were recorded sold by Thomas Thomason (1729 and 1730), it is possible his son Thomas I I, may have owned acreage also. The son Thomas II. would have been 37 years old in 1730, so was most likely a landowner also. More research, and documention is needed.

Note:
Thomas I is also mentioned in five land patents for others in King William County, Virginia, as adjoining their land, one of those being Honble Edmond Jennings, Esqr.

The actual date of Thomas I's death is unknown, believed to be after May, 1730. His will, if he had one, has not been located.

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By: Rebecca A Prillaman, sixth great granddaughter


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