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Thomas Christian

Birthplace: Sledgby, Onchan Douglas, Isle of Mann, England
Death: Died in St. Paul's Parish, Goochland, Virginia, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of William Dhone MacCrysten and Elizabeth Christian
Husband of Ellinor Christian and Elizabeth Christian
Father of Martha Jane Mask; James Christian; Charles Christian, Sr.; Thomas Christian, Jr.; Robert?? Thomas?? Christian and 4 others
Brother of George Christian; Linael Christian; Ewan Christian; Ewan Christian; James Christian and 4 others

Occupation: 1634ALTB all the land on both sides of the Chickahominy river from Windsor shades to Squirrel Park.”, Landholder
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About Thomas Christian, Sr.

-------------------- Notes for Thomas Christian:

info on Christian family from Debrah McCann and Alley researcher Lawrence Alley, III, RootsWeb WorldConnect Project:

from "Historical and Genealogy of the Woodsons and Their Connections," Henry Morton Woodson, appeared in "William and Mary College Quarterly," as 'Something of the Christian Family,' p. 60:

"This is a family of Scandinavian origin and had attained great eminence at a very early date. They were deemsters or judges in the Isle of Man as early as 1408, and as such succeeded one another for several centuries, embracing many generations. The name was formerly Mac Cristen, then Cristen, and finally about the year 1600 it was changed to its present form by Ewan Mac Cristen who, in 1605, when only twenty-six years old, was made deemster, and held the office fifty-one years. He was also deputy governor of Peel Castle and the most influential man in the island. Early in the seventeenth century some of the descendants of this ancient family emigrated to Virginia, acquired large bodies of land and entered vigorously into the development of the new country. The Virginia progenitor of the family was Thomas Christian. As 'Mr. Thomas Christian' he patented, October 21, 1687, 1080 [acres] in Charles City County. The term "Mr." accorded to the immigrant, is indicative of social standing. In 1694 'Thomas Christian, Sen.' obtained a patent for 193 acres south of Chickahominy Swamp. It appears that he had at least four sons: (1) Thomas, of Charles City County, who patented land (1712 and 1727) in the forks of Beaver Dam Creek in that part of Henrico county called Goochland; (2) Charles Christian of Charles City County, who located lands in the same vicinity in 1714 and 1727; (3) James Christian in the same vicinity, located land bounding on Thomas's line (1719); (4) John Christina of Charles City County, in the same vicinity..."

from "Cavaliers and Pioneers," Patent Book 4--

p. 364: 'Jan 15, 1657, Thomas Christian 100 acres, James City Co., VA, P 167, 249, on N. side of James River and E. side of Chickahominy River, along trees of Capt. Bridges Freeman, S.W. on trees on Thomas Young and N.W. on Island Creek. Trans. of two pers.: Thomas Christian, John Wilkerson.'

p. 420--'Mar 18, 1662, Thomas Christian 100 Acres James City Co., VA, p. 77 549, on N. side of the James and E. side of Chickahominy River upon marked trees of Thomas Young and on the Island Creek.'

from "Genealogies of Virginia Families," vol. I, Christian Family, p. 785:

'Oct 21, 1687, Mr. Thomas Christian received a land patent for 1080 acres in Charles City Co., VA.

'Oct 26, 1694, Mr. Thomas Christian, Sen., received a land patent for 193 acres south of Chickahominy Swamp, in Charles City Co., VA.

'Nov 2, 1705, Charles Christian received a land patent for 75 acres in Charles City Co., VA.

'Nov 27, 1705 Thomas Christian and Edmond New, Jr., received a land grant for 1324 acres in Charles City Co., VA. Surveyed by Robert Bolling.'

from Ria Hendrix,

"Green Oak Farm located in the Sterling Heights area of the county and along the shore of the Chickahominy River. Patent dated 21 Oct, 1687 to Thomas Christian for 1080 acres in Weyanoke Parish, on the south side of Store's/Stoney Run, crossing Black Gutt of the Chickahominy River may well have been the patent for this farm. Formerly called 'Cherry Bottom' this land is thought to have been passed down in the family, by wills, through the Christian family to the present time. According to Bruce B. James, who lives on this property, there is a family cemetery, as well as a slave cemetery to the rear of the old house."

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Thomas Christian, Sr.'s Timeline

Sledgby, Onchan Douglas, Isle of Mann, England
Age 27
Ramsgreave, Lancashire, United Kingdom
Age 27
Age 38
Charles City, Charles City County, Virginia, United States
April 29, 1676
Age 40
New Kent County, Virginia, Colonial America
Age 44
Charles City County, Virginia, United States
Age 48
Charles City, Charles City County, Virginia, United States
October 21, 1687
Age 51
Charles City Co., Virginia, USA
Age 52
CHARLES CITY, VA, United States
July 3, 1694
Age 58
Charles City County, Virginia, United States