Henry Figgs (Frakes)
(Abt 1658-1716/1723)
Mary Noble
William Figgs (Frakes)
(Abt 1710-After 1763)
Thomas Figgs
(Abt 1743-Bef 1800)


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1. (?) Gillis?

Thomas Figgs

  • Born: Abt 1743, Worcester Co., MD
  • Marriage (1): (?) Gillis? about 1761 in Worcester Co., MD
  • Died: Bef 1800, Sussex Co., DE


Thomas Figgs held an account at John Nelms store in Salisbury, MD as demonstrated in extant Ledgers dated from Feb 22 1766 to Sep 9 1787. He carried a balance forward of 1/15/0 from elder Ledger C and the same amount into Ledger E. In Ledger H, he showed a balance of 15/1/4 and was brought to court by Nelms to collect. There, he was given credit of 6/8/4 for a mistake in the ledger and 0/12/10 for an overcharge and then ordered to pay the balance of 8/17/5 in 1787. Given he had an account in 1766, he must have been age 21 by that time (born <1746)

Thomas Figgs is listed in the 1785 Tax Assessment for Little Creek Hundred, Sussex Co., DE.

On May 5 1789, Thomas Figgs sold 50a of land to William Polk called "Glascoe" south of Broad Creek in Little Creek Hundred for 5 pounds current money. This is land that his brother William Figgs owned but became his after William's decease. Thomas Figgs is the eldest brother and admin. for William Figgs estate. This seems to be the same 50a portion of the tract that William Figgs purchased from John Collins Jr. on Aug 22 1759 (SoLR-C:018, as William Friggs Jr. in that record)

Note: the Thomas Figgs listed hereafter may be a son of the elder Thomas Figgs listed here as it increasingly appears that the elder died at least prior to 1800 and maybe earlier that 1794. Thomas Figgs had surveyed for him on Oct 29 1794 and for which he received a patent on Mar 22 1796. 111a of land called "Figgs Property" in Sussex Co., DE (SxCerts-V20:161). Thomas Figgs purchased 111a of land from Mitchell Kershaw on Jan 14 1802 for 50 pounds It is uncertain why this took place if he already owned the land (this is the same as "Figgs Property") unless this was to confirm his ownership (SxLR-X22:205)

The only other place we find Thomas Figgs in the records is on the Sussex County Tax Assessments for Little Creek Hundred. In it, he shows up sporadically from 1807-1816 on the list of delinquents owing tax. Perhaps he died c1816-1818 and this is why his land is sold by Samuel Elliott in 1818.

Thomas married (?) Gillis? about 1761 in Worcester Co., MD. ((?) Gillis? was born about 1746 in Worcester Co., MD and died after 1800 in Sussex Co., DE.)

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