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Thomas Gwaltney, Jr.

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Birthplace: Surry, Virginia, United States
Death: Died in Surry, Virginia, United States
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Son of Thomas Gwaltney, Sr. and NN Gwaltney
Husband of Mary "Martha" Gwaltney
Father of Susannah Atkinson; James Gwaltney; Ann Gwaltney; William Gwaltney, Sr.; Mary Gwaltney and 4 others

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On 29 July 1650 Wm. Yarrett & Francis Whittington received a land grant for 580 acres on the N. side of the Rappa. Riv. next above land of Robert Bird. The grant was for transporting 12 persons to the colonies, including Tho. Gwalpmey. (Cavaliers and Pioneers, Vol. 1, pages 191-192.)

On 14 May 1666, Thomas Gwaltney received a land grant for 200 acres of land in Surry Co, VA for the transportation of four persons to the Colonies. The property was along the east side of the main Blackwater swamp and bounded on the north by Major Sheppard's land.

From "Historical Southern Families" Vol 2. 1958 by John Bennett Boddie -------------------------------------------------------------------------- --------------------------------------------------------- P. 115 GWALTNEY OF SURRY AND ISLE OF WIGHT The first one of this family in Surry was Thomas Gwaltney who patented 200 acres in Surry, May 14, 1666 "Bounded upon Major Sheppard's land North, beginning on East side at Main Blackwater Swamp, for transportatinon of 4 persons." (C.P. 562) He may have been the Thomas Gwaltney who was a headright of William Yarrett of Isle of Wight in 1650. Yarrett also brough over the wife of Ambrose Proctor of Isle of Wight at the same. (C.P. 192) There was a Thomas Gwaltney, aged 22, who came over on the Faulcon out of London for the Barbadoes in April, 1635. (Hotten 64).

From my research the Thomas Gwaltney the came to Surry County, Virginia via England- Barbados is the Thomas Gwaltney who states our family.

Thomas Gwaltney died in July 1666, soon after the land grant was recorded. In testimony in the County Court, "John Clarke, sworn on September 4, 1666, age 30 years of thereabouts, sayeth that about the latter part of July, being at the home of Thomas Gwaltney, two days before his death, and desiring said Gwaltney to make a will set all things in order, the said Gwaltney answered 'Ye deponent, I give to my son William Gwaltney, the horse, foal, and bed I now lie upon, and my land I know nobody can take it from him, all ye rest of my goods I give to my wife and leave at her disposal'." Patrick Bartley, aged about 40 years, was sworn and said that being at the house of Thomas Gwaltney the Saturday before his decease, Deponent said to him, "Now that Captain Corker is here it is good for you to set things right and relieve your wife of a great deal of trouble"; and Gwaltney answered, "I leave all to my wife's disposal, for her and for her children, for I know she will be careful of hers as well as mine." (Bk. 1, p. 277)

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From a pamplet by Henry Clifton Burnham called "The Gaultney Family 1613-1992" -------------------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------------------------------------------- Thomas Gwaltney, the forefather of most of the Gwaltney's and Gaultney's in the United States was born about 1613 in England or Wales. At the age of 22 he was transported to Barbadoes on the Faulcon de London from England in April of 1635. The name Gwaltney is of Welsh origin and it is likely that earlier Gwaltney's left Wales and settled in England prior to the 1600's. In August of 1665, Thomas bequeathed to his "son-in-law" (step-son) James Athinson, "a sorrell mare filly with a star in its forehead about 5 months old." The next month he sold to Marcom Markina "one black cow about six years called by the name of Coole Crapp with a hole in it right ear."

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Thomas Gwaltney, Jr.'s Timeline

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1613
Surry, Virginia, United States
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1630
Age 17
Isle of Wight Co., VA
1630
Age 17
James City Co., VA
1634
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1638
Age 25
James City Co., VA
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Age 42
Surry, Surry County, Virginia
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Age 44
Surry Co., VA
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Surrey Co., VA
1659
Age 46
Surry Co., VA