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About Maj. Theophilus Hone
Major Theophilus Hone was the son of Thomas Hone, of Farnham, Essex county, England, who married Judith Aylmer, daughter of Theophilus Aylmer, archdeacon of London; justice of Warwick county in 1652; burgess for James City county in 1666, and sheriff in 1676. He died before 1689, when his widow Katherine Armistead, sister of Colonel John Armistead of "Hesse" married Major Robert Berkeley (his second wife).
Major Theophilus Hone was a justice of Warwick County in 1652. He afterwards removed to Jamestown, was Burgess for James City county in October, 1666, and sheriff of James City county 1676. Prior to May, 1672, he married the widow of William Richardson.
In 1675 Theophilus Hone Jr and Thomas had a grant in James City county, adjoining the land of Sir John Aytoun. There is recorded at Essex Courthouse a deed, dated Rappanhonnock county November 2, 1686, from Christopher Wormeley Esq, to Malachy Peal, of Stafford conveying land which was granted to Thomas Hopkins in 1654, escheated and afterwards granted to Thomas Hopkins Hone, gent.; by him conveyed to Justinian Aylmer, and by Aylmer to his wife, Frances, now wife of Christopher Wormeley. In a pedigree of a family of Hone in the Visitation of Essex, 1634 (Harl.Soc.,page423), it is stated Thomas Hone of Farnham, 1634, married Judith, daughter of Theophilus Alymer, Archdeacon of London, and had issue: William, Thomas, Theophilus, Edward and Elizabeth, all alive in 1634. It can hardley be doubted that this was the family of the Hones of Virginia.
The Virginia Magizine of History and Biography, Volume 4
Hone, Sheriff Burgess Justice Major Theophilus Major Theophilus Hone aka Hoane Born about 1621 in Honington, Warwickshire, England Ancestors Son of Judith (Aylmer) Hone
Descendants Father of Judith Bowles (Hone) Armistead, Theophilus Hone, Thomas Hone and Katherine (Hone) Robinson Died before 5 Jan 1682 in York County, Colony of Virginia
Theophilus Hone settled in the Southern Colonies in North America prior to incorporation into the USA. US Southern Colonies Project
Excerpt from Virginia Heraldica: Being a Registry of Virginia Genry Entitled to Coats of Arms. edited by William Armstrong Crozier:
Major Theophilus Hone, Justice of Warwick County in 1652, removed to Jamestown, where he was Burgess in 1666, and sherrif in 1676. He married prior to 1672, the widow of William RIchardson. The Virginia family claim descent from the Hones of Essex. Major Theophilus being the third son of Thomas Home of Farnham, who married Judith, daughter of Theophilus Aylmer, Archdeacon of London.
Theophilus was born say 1621, He was a son of Thomas Hone and Judith Ailmer/Aylmer. Birth place is reported as Honington, Warwickshire, England. (without evidence). Two of his siblings were baptized at Bishops Stortford. Family
Theophilus married twice.
He married by say 1643 (first child born c. 1644) to an 1) Unknown wife.
He married between 21 June 1670 and 26 May 1671, as his 2nd, and as her 3rd, to Sarah (Unknown) Edwards Richardson, widow of William Edwards and William Richardson. There were no known children of this marriage.
Children of Theophilus and his first, Unknown wife:
Child Hone b say 1644 d in infancy Judith Hone b say 1646; mar Col. John Armistead Thomas Hone b say 1650 Theophilus Hone b say 1650, d 3 Feb 1686/7 Katharine Hone b say 1659; mar 1) Robert Beverley, 2) Christopher Robinson
Immigrated to Virginia
Theophilus was in Virginia on 15 November 1648, when he is named in a list of debts due from the estate of John Yates. He settled at Jamestown in Elizabeth City County, Virginia. Associations
"Theo. Hoane" on February 22, 1652, "Theo Hoane" received a grant of land on the Rappahannock in return for the passage of the four younger children of John Gorsuch and Anne (Lovelace) Gosruch. J. Hall Pleasants, the author of the Gorsuch and Lovelace articles in The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, surmised there was a relationship between the Hone and the Gorsuch families Property and Offices - House of Burgesses
Theophilus was a member of the Virginia House of Burgesses from Elizabeth City County on 25 November 1652. On 6 June 1664, he was one of the justices from James City, Charles City County.
He patented 130 acres in Lancester County on the north side of the Rapphannock River on 22 February 1652/3. On this same date, Patricia Hatcher reports his patenting 720 acres on the north side of the Rapphannock River. On 21 September 1663, he patented 1000 acres and an additional separate 50 acres at Elizabeth City County. There were additional land holdings.
In 1667, John Hayman patented land in James City County, and his headrights included Theophilus Hone. Death and Legacy
Theophilus died between the last week of August, 1678 and January 5, 1681/22, when Maj. Robert Beverley was appointed administrator of the estate. He died in York county, Virginia. Sources
↑ 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 1.13 1.14 Hatcher, Patricia, L., (2012) "Identifying Judith Hone, Wife of John 2 Armistead of Virginia, with Hone and Aylmer Ancestry of Presidents William Henry and Benjamin Harrison." American Ancestors Journal. Boston, MA: NEHGS AmericanAncestors.org (2012, Pages 352-64). ↑ 2.0 2.1 J. H. P., "The Gorsuch and Lovelace Families (Continued)" The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, Vol. 24, No. 3 (Jun., 1916), pp. 317-327, Virginia Historical Society, JSTOR.org accessed April 19, 2015
The William and Mary Quarterly Vol. 25, No. 2, Oct., 1916 Armistead Family
The William and Mary Quarterly Journal Article Armistead Family The William and Mary Quarterly Vol. 25, No. 2 (Oct., 1916), pp. 117-123 Published by: Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture DOI: 10.2307/1915194 Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/1915194 Page Count: 7
Major Theophilus Hone was a justice of Warwick county in 1652 He afterwards removed to Jamestown was Burgess for James City county in October 1666 and sheriff of James City county 1676 Prior to May 1672 he married the widow of William Richardson In 1675 Theophilus Hone Jr and Thomas Hone had a grant in James City county adjoining the land of Sir John Aytoun There is recorded at Essex Court house a deed dated Rappahannock county November 2 1686 from Christopher Wormeley Esq to Malachy Peale of Stafford conveying land which was granted to Thomas Hopkins in 1654 escheated and afterwards granted to Thomas Hopkins Hone gent by him conveyed to Justinian Aylmer and by Aylmer to his wife Frances now the wife of Christopher Wormeley In a pedigree of a family of Hone in the Visitation of Essex 1634 Hdrl Soc page 423 it is stated that Thomas Hone of Farnham 1634 married Judith daughter of Theophilus Aylmer Archdeacon of London and had issue William Thomas Theophilus Edward and Elizabeth all alive 1634 It can hardly be doubted that this was the family of the Hones of Virginia It has been stated that the second wife of Major Robert Beverley of Middlesex was Catherine daughter of Theophilus Hone but as the parish register states that he and Madam Katherine Hone were married in Gloster March 28 1689 it is probable that she was Major Hone's widow and as Beverley in his will speaks of his brother in law Colonel John Annistead of Gloucester it is probable she was an Armistead