Thomas Blount, Jr. (1687 - 1729) MP

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Birthplace: Perquimans Precinct, Albemarle County, Province of North Carolina
Death: Died in Beaufort Precinct, Bath County, Province of North Carolina
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About Thomas Blount, Jr.

Thomas Blount Jr. was born in 1687 in Perquimans Prct., Albemarle, North Carolina. He died in 1729 in Beaufort Prct., North Carolina. The problem of securing settlers for the new land in America was one of England's greatest concerns in the seventeenth century. The Government of England made liberal provisions for this purpose, even to waiving religious qualifications in times when religious variances were easily identifiable with political offenses. Still more colonists were needed. There were many would-be settlers in Europe who were unable to bear the costs of transportation to America. For such persons, colonizing agencies offered assistance by promising grants of land to anyone who was able to convey the less fortunate to the new world. Since land was abundant in America, hundreds of acres could be given to this purpose. Among those who received such grants was this Thomas Blount. In the spring of 1697 the Lords Proprietors of the Carolinas granted Thomas Blount, for transporting the less fortunate, 266 acres of land in what became the County of Beaufort, North Carolina. Not long after Thomas received his land grant, Lionel Reading began to purchase land in the same general area. In 1701, he purchased a "plantation" from Edward Pearl on the Pamlico River in the County of Bath, and the next year, he bought 640 acres of land from Colonel Thomas Pollock. The latter purchase included the land with all "housing, fencing, woods and woodland." Shortly afterward (1706) he bought an acre and four poles on the front street of the town of Bath. Lionel Reading had five children: three sons...Nathaniel, Thomas, and Churchill...and two daughters...Sarah and Ann Elizabeth.

Source "Blount Papers" of North Carolina. http://www.familyorigins.com/users/p/o/u/Stephanie-Dahlem-Pounds/FAMO3-0001/d3292.htm

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Thomas Blount, Jr.'s Timeline

1687
1687
Perquimans Precinct, Albemarle County, Province of North Carolina
1708
1708
Age 21
England
1710
1710
Age 23
Beaufort Precinct, Bath County, Province of North Carolina
1714
1714
Age 27
Province of North Carolina
1715
1715
Age 28
Beaufort Precinct, Bath County, Province of North Carolina
1726
May 21, 1726
Age 39
Beaufort Precinct, Bath County, Province of North Carolina

Records show that Jacob Blount was born 21 May 1726 at Beaufort Precinct, Bath, NC, USA

Bath County, N.C. was formed in 1696. Bath County was abolished in 1739 with its 7 precincts (Hyde, Beaufort, Craven, Carteret, New Hanover, Bladen, and Onslow) becoming counties.

Family Information and Sources:
http://www.ncgenweb.us/beaufort/bowills.htm
http://www.judivad.com/gen/getperson.php?personID=P284&tree=tree1

1729
1729
Age 42
Beaufort Precinct, Bath County, Province of North Carolina
1951
April 4, 1951
Age 42
1952
March 26, 1952
Age 42
1953
February 19, 1953
Age 42