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Thomas Durham, of North Farnham

Birthdate: (54)
Birthplace: Perhaps, Virginia Colony, Colonial America
Death: May 30, 1715 (50-58)
North Farnham Parish, Richmond County , Province of Virginia, Colonial America
Immediate Family:

Husband of Dorothy Gilbert Greenham - Durham
Father of Mary Galbreath; John Durham; Joseph Durham; Sarah Durham; Richard Durham and 1 other

Occupation: Planter
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About Thomas Durham, of North Farnham

1. Thomas DURHAM, parents unknown, was born in 1660 in place unknown. He died before 1 Jun 1715 in Richmond County, Virginia. His wife was Dorothy.


I have removed Henry and Judith as parents of Thomas since there is no proof. I just removed the relationship so the profiles are still in the system. See below.

Parents Unknown:

"Sorry, guys, LDS records notwithstanding, Thomas DURHAM 1661/1715 of Richmond Co.VA married to Dorothy ??? is NOT the son of Gov. Henry DURHAM of Bermuda.I bought that story too, but couldn't prove it was the same Thomas.Finally I wrote Bermuda Archives, and received an abstract of a lawsuit filed in Bermuda in 1734 that definitely proved that the Thomas who was born to Gov. Hunt lived and died in Bermuda where he had a son "Richard Durham of Sandys tribe marriner Eldest son and heir of Thomas Durham Late of the same Gent: dec'd, who was the son of Henry Durham, Esq. "The suit was in regard to property in Bermuda lately in the possession of Judith DURHAM, Henry's wife.I would love to know also who the parents of our Thomas of Virginia were, but they weren't Henry and Judith Hunt DURHAM of Bermuda.I will say there is an outside chance there could be a collateral relationship, since the father of Henry DURHAM of Bermuda also named Thomas had other sons, who also may have had a son named Thomas, and of course there was trading, etc. between Bermuda and Virginia during that time, of which scant records were kept.. Incidentally, since these are our ancestors also, Jim, I'd be really pleased to hear from you about clues you have forthe possible family for Dorothy and her sisters.Gene in Gotha. "

Family

From http://www.durhamheritage.com/ThomasDURHAM-DorothySMOOT/b34875.html#P34884

Dorothy SMOOT was born about 1663. Thomas DURHAM and Dorothy SMOOT had the following children:

  • i.Mary DURHAM.
  • ii.Thomas DURHAM II.
  • iii. John DURHAM was born on 23 Nov 1698 in Virginia.1,2 He died after 1754 in Virginia.

Will of Thomas Durham

From http://www.durhamheritage.com/ThomasDURHAM-DorothySMOOT/b34875.html#P34884

Will dated 4 Aug 1711; Probated 1 Jun 1715. Named wife Dorothy, children Thomas, John and Mary Durham., a grandson Thomas Dodson. [Richmond Co WB 3, p210][3]

In the name of God Amen, I Thomas Durham of Northfarnham in the County of Richmond...

Item. I give and Bequeath unto my Dear and Loving wife Dorothy Durham the use of my Plantations, together with all my Lands and Tenements with all and Every of their Appurtenances--Profits and Commoditys -Belonging or appertaining for and During the -of her natural Life and after her Decease if my Son Thomas Durham and Mary his wife do by some sufficient instrument in writing under their hands and seals and affording to due forme of Law Release and Acquitt all and singular their Right ,title and Interest in and unto Fifty acres of Land being the same Tract & Plantations which we had conveyed us by Mary Gilbert unto my son John Durham and his heirs or pay him the said: John Durham Eight Thousand Pounds of Tobacco in Lieu of His said Land and also pay unto my Daughter Mary Dodson Fifteen hundred pounds of Tobacco that then and upon this consideration -- aforesaid: I do give and bequeath unto my said son Thomas Durham and his heirs Lawfully Begotten and for want of such issue unto my son John Durham and his heirs Lawfully Begotten and for want of such issue unto my GrandSon Thomas Dodson and his heirs. But if my said son Thomas Durham doth refuse and will not release the said fifty acres of Land nor pay the Tobacco aforesaid: I do will and Bequeath the said Plantation whereon I now dwell with all my Lands unto my son John Durham and his heirs-

Item. I give and Bequeath unto my Son John Durham Fifty acres of Land more or less being the Plantation with all the Tract and Parcell of Land that was Conveyed us by Mary Gilbert, to have and to hold the said Tract and Parcell of Land with the appurtainances unto my said son John Durham and his heirs Lawfully begotten and for want of such issue unto my GrandSon Thomas Dodson and his heirs-

Item. I give and bequeath unto my Son John Durham one Feather Bed and Furniture, one Cow and calf, one Mare and Iron Pott, Two ____ Dishes and half a dozen Plates

Item. I give and bequeath unto my Daughter Mary Dodson Five Thousand Pounds of Tobacco; Fifteen hundred Pounds of the same to be paid by my son Thomas Durham within Nine months after the Decise of my wife and Five hundred the Rest of the said Tobacco to be paid by my Son John Durham at the Decease of my Wife-

Item. I give and Bequeath all the Residue of my Estate, Goods, Cattle and Chattells unto my wife Dorothy Durham for & During her widowhood, but if she doth Marry that _____ off my Personal Estate, Except what is herein given to John Durham shall be Equally Divided between my wife and my three Children, and I do make and Ordain my Dear & well beloved Wife Sole Executrix of this my Last Will & Testament-Ratifying and Confirming this & none other to be my Last Will & Testament. In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand & seal this Fourth Day of August in the year of our Lord, One Thousand Seven Hundred and Eleven. Signed, Sealed & Published and Declared in the presence of us, Joan O Searles her mark, Arthur Kay his mark, Miles Walters

Thomas Durham his mark (seal) Att. at a Court held for Richmond County ye first Day of June 1715. This Will was approved in open Court by the oaths of Arthur Key & Joan Searles ______ of the Witness or thereto be on admitted to Recored...Tests M: Beckewith C.C.O."

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Thomas Durham, of North Farnham's Timeline

1661
March 6, 1661
Virginia Colony, Colonial America
1686
June 15, 1686
Age 25
North Farnham Parish, Richmond, Virginia
1690
June 27, 1690
Age 29
North Farnham Parish, Richmond County, Virginia Colony
1698
November 23, 1698
Age 37
North Farnham, Richmond, Virginia, USA
1715
May 30, 1715
Age 54
North Farnham Parish, Richmond County , Province of Virginia, Colonial America
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