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Francis Toms, the Elder

Birthplace: England
Death: Died in Perquimans County, Province of North Carolina
Immediate Family:

Son of John Tomes and Amy Tomes
Husband of Abigail Toms and Priscilla Toms
Father of Mary Newby; Penelope Toms; Katherine Toms; Francis Toms; Priscilla Toms and 3 others

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About Francis Toms, the Elder

Francis Toms who "came into Virginia about 1649" and was "age 77 in 1710," lived about nine years in Martin's Brandon on the South Side of James River (Charles City County, now Prince George County), He then moved to the adjoining county of Surry about 1660, and in 1669 moved to North Carolina. He was among the earliest settlers of Albemarle Co., NC.

He and his family were accepted in the Society of Friends in 1672.

Francis Tomes Sr. was very prominent in government affairs in Albemarle Precinct, N.C.; he was a Provincial Councillor under Gov. Archdale, a Justice of the Peace, a magistrate, a deputy collector of customs, and a member of the Higher Court as early as 1683 until at least 1706.

He owned several hundred acres of land on the head of Vosses Creek and was about 2 miles from present-day Hertford, North Carolina.


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Francis Toms, the Elder's Timeline

Age 34
October 2, 1668
Age 35
Perquimans County, Province of North Carolina
December 2, 1668
Age 35
Perquimans County, NC
Age 36
Perquimans County, NC
September 16, 1672
Age 39
Perquimans Co., North Carolina, United States
March 19, 1675
Age 42
November 16, 1677
Age 44
Perquimans County, NC
October 25, 1679
Age 46
Perquimans County, NC
October 25, 1679
Age 46