Lt. Colonel Thomas Claiborne

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Lt. Colonel Thomas Claiborne

Birthdate: (36)
Birthplace: Romancoke, New Kent County, Virginia Colony
Death: October 7, 1683 (36)
King William County, Virginia Colony (Killed by Indians.)
Place of Burial: Richmond, Virginia, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Col. William Claiborne and Elizabeth Claiborne
Husband of Sarah Fenn; Jane Clairborne; Sarah Claiborne and Sarah Claiborne - Bray
Father of Mary Cox; Agnes Frances West (Claiborne); Capt. Thomas Claiborne, Jr.; Elizabeth Sullivant; John Claiborne and 2 others
Brother of Leonard Claiborne; Mary "Elizabeth" Rice; Lt. Col. William Claiborne, Jr.; Jane Brereton and John Claiborne

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About Lt. Colonel Thomas Claiborne

Son of Secy William Claiborne and Elizabeth Butler. Thomas married Sarah Fenn and had one son, Thomas who married Anne Fox, and a daughter Agnes Frances Claiborne who married Thomas West.

He inherited Sweet Hall estate in King William County from his father and raised a large family there. Tombstone inscription: Here Lyeth Interred ye body of L't Col. Thomas Claybourne He departed this life ye 7th day of October, Anno Dom'l 1683 Aetatis Suae 36 1 mo. 21 days Thomas died of an Indian arrow wound and was buried at Romanoke, later removed to Hollywood Cemetery by the Claiborne family. Other Claiborne family members are buried in the plot with him.


Mackenzie, "Colonial Families" Vol VI, p. 152 shows a marriage to Sarah Dandridge Other sources show Dandridge b. 10/19/1647 in Essex Co., England. Additional marriages were to Jane Bray b. 8/23/1647 in England and to Dorothy Thorp in England

After Col. William Claiborne settled at his plantation, Roanoke, on the Pamunkey (ca1650) he became one of the leading men in the Colony and was named Secretary, and appointed by the King.

Col. William's wife, Elizabeth Boteler was the daughter of John Butler and Jane Elliott. They had two sons at least, William and Thomas Claiborne; two daughters, Jane Claiborne who married Thomas Brereton and Mary Claiborne who married 1st Edward Rice and after his death she married Robert Harris.

Clayton Torrance in his excellent article on the English Ancestry of William Claiborne wrote: "There is no evidence that the Honorable WilliamClaiborne (1600-1677/8) and his wife Elizabeth Butler had other children (at least who survived infancy or childhood) than William, Thomas, Leonard, John, and Jane). Also Mary married 1st Edward Rice and 2nd Col. Robert Harris, 167__.


   Author: Sanders Web Site
   Note: 'Harris and Allied Families of Claiborne, Gillison, Thompson and
   Whitsett' by Maud Callaway Hays, 1953. Came to Virginia from Glamorgan,
   Wales about 1650.
   'Daughters of the American Colonists' Vol 9, pg 189 and Vol 11, pg 53.
   Author: John B. Boddie
   Title: Southside Virginia Families,Vol.I
   Author: John B. Boddie
   Title: Virginia Historical Genealogies,pg. 39
   Title: Claibornes of England and Virginia
   Title: GEDCOM File : 2787145.ged
   Title: A3-MAGNA CHARTA Sureties (MCh) -WEIS
   Author: Frederick Lewis Weis, GPC
   Page: pg 46
   Title: 35.Colonial Families of the United States-Mackenzie CD#189
   Author: George Norbury Mackenzie
   Publication: GPC # 189 CD
   Page: Vol VI, p. 152
   Title: 6. Some Colonial Dames of Royal Descent - Browning
   Author: Charles Henry Browning GPC CD#506
   Publication: Genealogical Pub. Co. 1969
   Page: 64, 354
   Title: 7. Colonial Dames Seventeenth Century GPC CD#506
   Author: Members of the National Society of same
   Publication: Seventeenth Century of Colonial Ancestors
   Page: 53
   Title: 8. Hereditary Order of Descendants of Colonial Governors
   Author: Mary Richardson, founder
   Publication: 1980 pub. GPC CD#506
   Page: 260
   Title: 13. Society of Colonial Wars in Maryland
   Author: Genealogies ed. by Francis Culver
   Publication: Clearfield Co. Pub. GPC CD#506
   Page: 142, 342
   Title: A9-Complete Book Immigrant Ancestors 1607-1776-Coldham
   Author: Peter Wilson Coldham
   Publication: GPC. # 350 CD
   Page: 83
   Title: 44. Marriage Records, U.S. & International 1560-1900
   Author: The Generations Network/
   Publication: Yates Publishing, Provo, Utah
   Title: 55. Virginia Genealogies & Biographies 1500-1900 GPC CD #550 - 2 disks
   Author: Disk 1 - a. Encyl'...Vol I-V; b. VA Gene'; c. Some prominet VA ..Vol I-II
   Publication: Disk 2: d. Some Prom' VA Fam' Vol I-II e. VA Hist' Gene' f. VA & Virginians Vol I-II, g. Valentine Papers, h. Old Churches Ministers & Fam', i. Col'nl VA & MD Relatives, j. MD & VA Colonials._________________________________________
   Page: a. pg 616; a. Vol I, pg 211; Vol IV pg148-149; e. VA Hist' Genealogies pg 39 

Photo: Sarah Tibbs Blake at Find A Grave

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Lt. Colonel Thomas Claiborne's Timeline

August 17, 1647
Romancoke, New Kent County, Virginia Colony
Age 20
Age 22
King William , Virginia
December 16, 1680
Age 33
Sweet Hall, King William County, Virginia
Age 34
King William Co., VA, Brit AM Colony
October 7, 1683
Age 36
King William County, Virginia Colony
Age 36
May 20, 1933
Age 36