Thomas Newbold
(Bef 1659-1713/1713)


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Thomas Newbold

  • Born: Bef 1659, England
  • Marriage (1): Jane (?) about 1687 in Somerset Co., MD
  • Died: 09 Feb 1713-05 Jun 1713, Somerset Co., MD


On Dec 8 1678, Thomas Newbold purchased 500a of tract "Aquintica" from Edward and Elizabeth Whaley (as Wale) (SoLR-WW-358). The "Aquintica" tract is located west of and across the Pocomoke River from modern Pocomoke City, MD, about a mile downriver, just west of the Sysco plat along Peach Orchard Road.

On Aug 8 1690, "...Then Came before me mr Alexander Maddux and mr John:Perkins and was Sworne before me to appraise one Mare and Colt and also One horse belonging to Joseph ffreeman late of this County before me. Thomas: Newbold." (SoJ-1689/90:170)

Thomas Newbold is listed in the old Somerset land records as: "Richard Harris & Susanna Richardson were maried by Mr. Thomas Newbold Justice of the peace 17th of January one thousand six hundred eighty & two." Also, "entered 16th day 9ber 1692, Katherine Newbold daughter of Thomas Newbold and born of Jane his wife at Pocomoke ye fifteenth day of October anno Domini one thousand six hundred eighty nine" and "ditto diem, Sarah Newbold daughter of Thomas Newbold and born of Jane his wife at Pocomoke the first day of November anno Domini one thousand six hundred ninety & one."

In a land transaction on Jun 18 1692, Andrew Whittington, innholder, sold 10a of tract "Webley" to Justices of the County viz; Francis Jenkins, Capt. John Winder, James Dashiell, Thomas Newbold, James Rownd, Samuel Hopkins, Edmond Howard, Thomas Jones, George Layfield, Stephen Horsey (SoLR-L1:28). On Mar 3 1695, Thomas Newbold, gentleman, purchased a portion of tracts "Jericho", "Londons Adventure" and "Black Ridge" from Ambrose London (Ibid:266). Newbold and wife Jane sold this same land to Samuel Handy on Nov 12 1696 (Ibid:404) These three tracts are located in moren day (2018) just south and west of the Frenchtown/Rumbley area on uninhabited isalnds and marsh.

A listing from the court records of Somerset Oct 14 1695: "Mr Thomas Newbold this day brought his runaway serv't into court (viz) John Morris, and the sd Newbold produced acc't of ninety five Runawayed days which the sd Morris consent too, also the sd Newbold rendered to the Court acc't of fifteen hundred & ninety pounds of tob'co expended & disburst upon the propyer(?) acct of the sd Runaway which being considered by the Wor'll Court is Ordered that he the sd John Morris doe serve the sd Newbold nine hundred & fifty days according to Act of Assembly as also he satisfie & pay the sd Newbold 1590 pounds of Tobacco ~ But he the sd Mr. Thomas Newbold did assume in open Court that if the sd Morris did well and faithfully serve him three years after his first Indentured services is expired that he would accept it as full satisffaction for the foresd Runaway service & tobacco aforesd, w'ch assumption is p/ Court Confirmed." (SoJ-1692/96:72 abstracts)

Thomas Newbold "of Pocomoke" wrote his will on Feb 9 1712/3 and it was proven in Somerset Co., MD of Jun 5 1713:
- To eldest son Thomas, 250a of land, half of 500a made up of tracts "Aquintica," "Friendship" and "Guise?" where I dwell, If he dies w/o heirs, then this to fall to 2nd son William Newbold
- To 2nd son William the other half of above lands, if he dies w/o heirs, his to go to eldest son Thomas
- To eldest son Thomas, my gold seal ring and also my wainscoat East India chest, on e feather bed/furniture, also the bay horse he now rides on with saddle/bridle and pistols and holsters, one gun and wainscoat couch
- To 2nd son William, my silver tobacco box, bed/furniture, my bay mare and one gun
- To 3rd son John, 150a of land that is half of tract "Bashan" also the 1st colt the bay mare brings and if any of my youngest sons die w/o issue, their share to go to the others
- To daughter Sarah Hearn, wife of Thomas Hearn, cow/calf in the Spring,
- Last 300a part of tract "Bashan" to youngest sons John and Francis Newbold
- I will that my two eldest sons Thomas and William and my loving wife Jane take care to pay for the 300a of "Bashan" and assist in building a 15 foot dwelling house on each part of said land for each of the youngest sons
- Loving wife and son Thomas to build a 15' dwelling house for 2nd son William
- If son Thomas wants for a dwelling house before my wife's decease, my wife and sons to building a 15' house for him
- all else to wife Jane for her widowhood then divided equally between my children
- My two negroes Moll and Patience, Patience I give to son Thomas and Moll to son William, any increase from them shall go one to son John and one to son Francis
- To two youngest daughters Margaret and Mary, the first two colts my Sorrell mare may bring
- The increase of stock on my plantation shall be disposed of as my wife and children see fit
- Wife Jane Newbold is executrix
Witnesses: John Perkins, Alexander Grant, Thomas Layfield (SoW-EB9::46)

Thomas married Jane (?) about 1687 in Somerset Co., MD. (Jane (?) was born about 1668 in Somerset Co., MD.)

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