Thomas Coleman, of Essex Co. & St. Stephen’s Parish

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Thomas Coleman

Birthdate: (69)
Birthplace: Abingdon Parish, Gloucester, Virginia
Death: Died in King and Queen, Virginia
Immediate Family:

Son of Col. Robert Coleman, of Mobjack Bay, Virginia and Elizabeth Mott / Coleman
Husband of Rebecca Coleman and Mary Coleman
Father of Mary "Molly" Harwell; Robert Coleman; Richard Lort Coleman; Elizabeth Pendleton; Grissel Coleman and 5 others
Brother of Grizzele Clement; Capt. Robert Coleman; Elizabeth Frances Tucker (Coleman); Joseph Coleman; John Coleman, Sr. and 2 others

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About Thomas Coleman, of Essex Co. & St. Stephen’s Parish

 THOMAS COLEMAN of Essex Co. & King & Queen Co. VA
b.  ca. 1679 New Kent Co. VA
d.  Will proved 14 Mar 1748
m.  Mary Lort

Thomas was named sole executor and "beloved friend and brother-in-law" in John Chamberlain’s will dated 8 Dec 1724/5.

Thomas was of both Essex Co. & St. Stephen’s Parish, King & Queen Co. On the King & Queen Co. Rent Rolls of 1704, he was charged with 300 acres. On 19 Jun 1716, Thomas bought 542 acres in Essex Co. adjoining Gilliam’s Swamp from James Boughan of Essex Co. \(D & WB 14, p. 598, Essex Co. Records\) This land was patented by Boughan on 16 Dec 1714.

On 17 Apr 1722, Thomas bought 150 acres from John Tatum, son of Abel Tatum. He also bought 150 acres from Stephen Benbridge. On 5 Sep 1723 \(Pat. Bk. 11, p. 234) Thomas was granted 540 acres of land in the Parish of S. Farnham, Essex Co. By deed of 16 Oct 1760, Thomas’ son Robert and wife Sarah of Culpeper Co. and son Thomas and wife Milly of King & Queen Co. conveyed 540 acres in Essex Co. to Richard Hill. The deed says it is the land on which Thomas Coleman of Essex Co. lived. \(D & WB 13, p. 598, Essex Co. Records\)

The will of Thomas Coleman of King & Queen Co. was dated 10 Feb 1748 and proved 14 Mar 1748: Wife Mary to receive half of stock and negroes Pye and Phillis, half of corn and tobacco crop, household goods, two-wheeled chair and harness, and loan of negroes Ben and Sary. Son Richard Lort Coleman to receive King & Queen plantation and one-half livestock. Son Thomas Coleman. to receive tract of land purchased of James Boughan in Essex Co., 540 acres where Thomas "now lives". Daughter Ann Clayton to receive L10. Daughter Lucy Perkins L15 and four head of cattle, six hogs and loan of tract bought from John Tatum, and negroes George and Alice. At Lucy’s death, her daughters Elizabeth and Tabitha to receive their mother’s legacy. Daughter Dolly Hoskins to receive negroes Comomby and Betty. Daughter Grissell Smith to receive negro Jenny. Ex: Sons Richard L. Coleman and Thomas Coleman. Wit: G. Braxton, John Page, George Kauffman. (Tidewater VA Families, Vol. 2, No. 2, 1993)


Listed in in 1704/05 Rent Rolls with 250 acres. Most sources report his death as 1705, probably based on the rent rolls listing, though some sources do report his death as 1680. Death location also reported by a Geni participant as Halifax County, VA.

Thomas Coleman b abt 1652, Gloucester, VA; md Rebecca, reported by

Thomas Coleman 1 (Robert ) was born before 1654 in Gloucester County, Virginia. He died after 1705, reported by

Thomas COLEMAN, was born in 1652 in Abbingdon Parish, Gloucester, Virginia, reported by

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Thomas Coleman, of Essex Co. & St. Stephen’s Parish's Timeline

Gloucester, Virginia
October 10, 1689
Age 10
Gloucester, Virginia, United States
Age 32
Province of Virginia
Age 39
Age 41
Of Lancaster, Virginia
Age 41
Abington Pause, Gloucester, Virginia
Age 43