Thomas I Nethercote Kidd (1626 - 1680)

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Birthplace: Soham Parish, Cambridgeshire, England
Death: Died in Rappannock River, Middlesex County, VA
Managed by: John H. Nye
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About Thomas I Nethercote Kidd

Children 1. Captain William John Kidd IV b: 09 MAR 1648 in Greenock, Renfrewshire, , Scotland, 2. William Kidd V V b: 1670 in Middlesex, Virginia, United States 3. Elizabeth Kidd b: 01 SEP 1672 in Christ Church, Middlesex, Virginia, United States 4. WILLIAM Kidd VI VI b: 22 MAR 1675 in Christ Church, Middlesex, Virginia, United States 5. Jane Kidd b: 12 JAN 1677 in Christ Church, Middlesex, Virginia, United States 6. Mary Kidd b: AUG 1679 in Christ Church, Middlesex, Virginia, United States

Sources: 1.Author: Gale Research Title: Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s Publication: Name: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2009.Original data - Filby, P. William, ed.. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s. Farmington Hills, MI, USA: Gale Research, 2009.Original data: Filby, P. William, ed.. Passe; Repository: Name: Ancestry.com

Page: Place: Virginia; Year: 1623-1648; Page Number: 252. Text: Arrival date: 1623-1648Arrival place: Virginia Note: http://trees.ancestry.com/rd?f=sse&db=pili354&h=4026289&ti=0&indiv=try&gss=pt 2.Title: Ancestry Family Trees Publication: Name: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com. Original data: Family Tree files submitted by Ancestry members.; Repository: Name: Ancestry.com

-------------------- The record of his immigration is found in "Virginia Land Patents and Grants, Book 2 (1643-1651), p. 153.

Thomas came to Lancaster Co., VA on the S. side of the Rappahanock River in 1648, as one of 22 indentured servants of Richard Lee. According to "The Kidds in Virginia", by PaulH. Kidd of Monroe, LA, he settled on 200 acres on Burnham's Creek, in that part of Lancaster Co. that later became part of Middlesex County, when it was created.

According to "Genealogies of Virginia Families (from the William and Mary Quarterly), Vol. 4, p. 185, "Thomas Kidd .....came as a headright of Col. Richard Lee and became a substantial citizen. The Quit Rent Roll of 1704 lists him with 250 acres" (the Quit Rent was an annual tax of 2 shillings per hundred acres, which became due annually 7 years from the date of the land patent.) This Thomas was the only Kidd on the Quit Rent list for Middlesex Co., VA. The entry goes on to say that the Blackley family of MSX descends from this Thomas, and that "Robert Blackley of MSX married Jane Kidd (presumably Thomas' daughter) January 29, 1683.

Thomas gradually acquired more land (see "Kidds of VA"), and in about 1669 married Jane Willis, daughter of Thomas Willis, whose lands adjoined those of Thomas.

Thomas Kidd, 1st was probably married earlier, and Jane Willis is his second (or later) wife. His son, Thomas II, was probably the son of this earlier wife, since he was enough older than Thomas, 1st and Jane Kidd's children to be named their guardian in Thos, 1st's will of 1680. Thus he must have been born before 1660, by Thomas 1st and an earlier wife. This makes it impossible to postulate that HE is the Thomas born 1670, as seen on so many of the Kidd genealogies.

According to Troy Kidd of Denison, TX, Thomas, 1st owned land in Lancaster and Middlesex Counties, VA 1653-1664 and subsequently.

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Thomas Kidd's Timeline

1626
January 8, 1626
Soham Parish, Cambridgeshire, England
1669
1669
Age 42
Middlesex County, VA
1672
1672
Age 45
1675
March 22, 1675
Age 49
Middlesex, VA, USA
1677
January 12, 1677
Age 51
Middlesex, VA, USA
1679
August, 1679
Age 53
1680
May 28, 1680
Age 54
Rappannock River, Middlesex County, VA
1881
1881
Age 54
Cambridgeshire, UK