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Thomas Kidd

Also Known As: "Nethercote Kyd"
Birthdate: (54)
Birthplace: Soham Parish, Cambridgeshire, England
Death: May 28, 1680 (54)
Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Colony
Immediate Family:

Son of Rev. William Kidd; Rev. William Kidd; Elizabeth Kidd and Jane Kidd
Husband of Jane Kidd
Father of Thomas Kidd; Elizabeth Boatright; William B Kidd; Mary Kidd and Jane Kidd
Brother of William Kidd; Jeremy Kidd; Margaret Wilson and Jane Kidd

Managed by: John H. Nye
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About Thomas Kidd

Children 1. Captain William John Kidd IV b: 09 MAR 1648 in Greenock, Renfrewshire, , Scotland, 2. William Kidd V V b: 1670 in Middlesex, Virginia, United States 3. Elizabeth Kidd b: 01 SEP 1672 in Christ Church, Middlesex, Virginia, United States 4. WILLIAM Kidd VI VI b: 22 MAR 1675 in Christ Church, Middlesex, Virginia, United States 5. Jane Kidd b: 12 JAN 1677 in Christ Church, Middlesex, Virginia, United States 6. Mary Kidd b: AUG 1679 in Christ Church, Middlesex, Virginia, United States

Sources: 1.Author: Gale Research Title: Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s Publication: Name: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2009.Original data - Filby, P. William, ed.. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s. Farmington Hills, MI, USA: Gale Research, 2009.Original data: Filby, P. William, ed.. Passe; Repository: Name:

Page: Place: Virginia; Year: 1623-1648; Page Number: 252. Text: Arrival date: 1623-1648Arrival place: Virginia Note: 2.Title: Ancestry Family Trees Publication: Name: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Original data: Family Tree files submitted by Ancestry members.; Repository: Name:

The record of his immigration is found in "Virginia Land Patents and Grants, Book 2 (1643-1651), p. 153.

Thomas came to Lancaster Co., VA on the S. side of the Rappahanock River in 1648, as one of 22 indentured servants of Richard Lee. According to "The Kidds in Virginia", by PaulH. Kidd of Monroe, LA, he settled on 200 acres on Burnham's Creek, in that part of Lancaster Co. that later became part of Middlesex County, when it was created.

According to "Genealogies of Virginia Families (from the William and Mary Quarterly), Vol. 4, p. 185, "Thomas Kidd .....came as a headright of Col. Richard Lee and became a substantial citizen. The Quit Rent Roll of 1704 lists him with 250 acres" (the Quit Rent was an annual tax of 2 shillings per hundred acres, which became due annually 7 years from the date of the land patent.) This Thomas was the only Kidd on the Quit Rent list for Middlesex Co., VA. The entry goes on to say that the Blackley family of MSX descends from this Thomas, and that "Robert Blackley of MSX married Jane Kidd (presumably Thomas' daughter) January 29, 1683.

Thomas gradually acquired more land (see "Kidds of VA"), and in about 1669 married Jane Willis, daughter of Thomas Willis, whose lands adjoined those of Thomas.

Thomas Kidd, 1st was probably married earlier, and Jane Willis is his second (or later) wife. His son, Thomas II, was probably the son of this earlier wife, since he was enough older than Thomas, 1st and Jane Kidd's children to be named their guardian in Thos, 1st's will of 1680. Thus he must have been born before 1660, by Thomas 1st and an earlier wife. This makes it impossible to postulate that HE is the Thomas born 1670, as seen on so many of the Kidd genealogies.

According to Troy Kidd of Denison, TX, Thomas, 1st owned land in Lancaster and Middlesex Counties, VA 1653-1664 and subsequently.

BIOGRAPHY: From Roots Web site submitted by Barbara Brown BIOGRAPHY: 1648: He came as an indentured servant along with 22 others, being sponsored by Richard Lee, Gent. He settled on 200 acres on the Burham Creek in Lancaster County, VA on the south side of the Rappahannock River (eventually bacame part of Middlesex Co.) There were a number of land transactions involving Thomas Kidd between 1658 and 1674 by which time Thomas had acquired a 400 acre tract and a 200 acre tract in Middlesex County. About 1669 Thomas Kidd married Jane Willis, daughter of Thomas Willis, whose land adjoined those of Thomas Kidd.

Thomas Kidd 1653 Thomas Kyd's will 1680

Thomas Kidd’s Will 05-28-1680 Below is a transcription of Thomas Kidd's will, dated 28 May 1680, Middlesex Co., VA. I have left spelling as it appeared in the will.

In the name of God Amen, I Thomas Kid of Rapahanack River in the County of Middlesex, being sick in body but in perfect health of memory praise be to God for it. Att the makeing of this my will and testament. First I bequeath my soule to God my maker, that gave itt me, and my body the ground, to bee berried in a Decent manor. Secondly my will and pleasure is, that my son Thomas Kid _______ shall have my Dwelling house and plantation after his mother's Decease; with foe hundred and Acors of Land ajoining thereto; Likewise my will & pleasure is, that noe parte nor parcell of the Estate shall bee Alienated, or disposed of; but that it shall remaine to him and his heires lawfully begotten or to my Sonne William or (?) his heires lawfully begotten and case of mortality that neither of my sons Enjoy it, then the whole tract of Lande that is now undivided between my sonns, to be equally Divided betwene my toe Daughters, Elizabeth and Jane; it further my will and pleasure is that my Sonne William Kid have my other plantation with two hundred acores of land theirto ajoining, further my will is that my son William have the first increase of the mare called genno; and then she and her increase to be Equally Divided between my three chidren William, Elizabeth and Jane, at theire coming to age. further my will and pleasure is that my sonne Thomas have that horse colte that sires one my other mare called bonny; further my will is that my daughter Elizabeth have a cow called brandy, with her increase, and my son William to have one yearline heafer called by the name of brand's heafor with her increase, further I will and bequeath to my wife Jane Kid, all the rest of my estate; and my wife Jane Kidd to bee the whole Executrice and administrator ______ _______ and after my wifes decease if he be alive I appoint my son Thomas Kid to be gardian to the rest ofmy children, and Rchard Willis and John Willis to be the overseeres. All the aforesaid articles is the will and desire of me Thomas Kid as witness my hand and seale this 28th Day of May 1680.

Testes (signed) Tho Kid John Willis (x) Edward (?) (s)

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Thomas Kidd's Timeline

January 8, 1626
Soham Parish, Cambridgeshire, England
Age 42
Middlesex Co., Va.
Age 45
March 22, 1675
Age 49
Christ Church Parish, Middlesex County, Virginia
January 12, 1677
Age 51
Middlesex, VA, United States
August 1679
Age 53
May 28, 1680
Age 54
Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Colony