Francis Tomes, the Elder

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Francis Tomes (Toms), the Elder

Birthdate: (79)
Birthplace: England
Death: April 3, 1712 (79)
Perquimans County, Province of North Carolina
Immediate Family:

Son of John Tomes and Amy Tomes
Husband of Priscilla Toms and Abigail Charles
Father of Penelope Toms; Katherine Toms; Mary Newby; Francis Toms; Priscilla Toms and 2 others

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About Francis Tomes, 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 Tomes, the Elder's Timeline

December 2, 1668
Age 35
Perquimans County, NC
Age 36
Perquimans County, NC
April 27, 1670
Age 37
Perquimans County, Province of North Carolina
September 16, 1672
Age 39
Perquimans Co., North Carolina, United States
March 19, 1675
Age 42
October 25, 1679
Age 46
October 25, 1679
Age 46
Perquimans County, NC