Thomas Lear, of Nansemond

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Thomas Lear, of Nansemond

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Nansemond , Virginia
Death: before November 21, 1695
Nansemond, Suffolk, Virginia, United States
Place of Burial: Nansemond, Virginia, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Col. John Lear, of Nansemond County and Mary Lear
Husband of Elizabeth Lear and Elizabeth Lear
Father of John Milton Lear; Peter Lear; John Lear, Esq., of Nansemond; Martha Godwin and Elizabeth Whitfield
Brother of Martha Burwell

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About Thomas Lear, of Nansemond

1. Thomas LEAR (John LEAR1) was born 1666 in Nansemond Co., VA, and died BEF 21 NOV 1695 in VA.

He married Elizabeth BRIDGER ABT 1685 in VA. She was born ABT 1668 in VA.

	 

Children of Thomas LEAR and Elizabeth BRIDGER are:

  • 2 i. Thomas LEAR was born ABT 1688 in VA.
  • 3 ii. John LEAR was born ABT 1690 in VA. He married Elizabeth ABT 1710 in VA. She was born ABT 1690.
  • 4 iii. Elizabeth LEAR was born ABT 1692 in VA.
  • 5 iv. Martha LEAR was born ABT 1694 in VA.

notes

!Thomas Lear, son of Col. Lear by his first wife, married Elizabeth, daughter of Col. Joseph Bridger, of Isle of Wight county, another member of the Council. He died before his father, leaving issue named in Col. John Lear's will (QUARTERLY, VII., p. 309), (1) Thomas, (2) John, (3) Elizabeth, (4) Martha. Kecoughtan, Elizabeth City County, VA - Old Records; Wm. & Mary Qtrly, Vol. 9, No. 2.


  MARRIAGES of some VIRGINIA RESIDENTS 2607-1800. page 134 Thomas, son of Col. John of Nansemond County, married before 16 July 1686 Elizabeth Bridger, daughter of Col. Joseph, whose estate settled. that date, Isle of Wight County, proves it.  She daughter of Col. Joseph and Hester [Pitts].  Boddie-Isle  page 426. 
  JOHNSTON STAPP & Allied Families-1979 page 92.  Member of the House of Burgesses in 1685, and probably other years. He married ELIZABETH BRIDGER, daughter of Colonel Joseph and Hester [Pitt] Bridger.   Thomas Lear  died before his father, John Lear.  Page 30. 1686. [W.& D. B 2, page 315].
 17th Century of Isle of Wight page 426.  He was the only son of Col. John Lear of Nansemond County, Virginia.  Thomas Lear died before his father as he is mentioned as deceased in his father’s will [W & M 7, p 309].  His children mentioned in the will of their grandfather, were:  John, Thomas, Elizabeth and Martha Lear.
 Thomas Lear died before his father Colonel John Lear who died 27 June 1696.
 William & Mary Quarterly pages 309-310. WILL OF COLONEL JOHN LEAR, “the first day of November in ye yeae of our Lord one thousand Six hundred ninety-five I john Lear in ye County of Nansemond in Virginia being weake in body and in good and perfect memory things be to God &c.”; All debts to be truly paid; to widow Pitt, my sister, besides what she owes me £5; to ye poor widow Perdue of ye Isle of Wight County 500 pounds to tobacco a yeare so long as she lives; ye clothes of all sort silk, silver and gold fringe as all dresses fitted and made up no in ye house which were belonging to my wives and daughter”, as also their wearing linen to be equally divided betweixt my daughter Martha Burwell and my daughter Elizabeth Lear all that tract which I leased to Colonel James Powell, and now in possession of Captain Robert Randall, for her life, and for default of issue said tract, lying in Warcksquick bay to John George, and in default of his heirs I give ye same to my grandson John Charles Goreinge negro Charles at Kekotan and ye negro girl, about selling to William Browne, as I patent 330 acres; to said Charles C[G]oreinge negro Charles at Kekotan and ye negro girl.  Names there also, six cowes and a bull; to John George ye negroes Jack and dide, and permission to plant in ye point of land where ye said negroes are, till his own land given by Colonel George shall come into his hands and I give him the cattle on ye said point of land; to James Montgomerie my stuff suit with fringed Jackett and silk hose i full compensation of his trouble; all other my wearing clothes linen and wooling to be divided between John George and Charles Goreinge; to grandson John Lear all my other lands and leases; all other my accounts, estate, merchantable good, household goods, plate, money, bills, bonds, &c, either here or in England, Carolina or elsewhere, to be equally shared, 1-3- to my grandson Thomas Lear, 1-3 to two grand daughters Elizabeth and Martha, children of my only son Thomas Lear, deceased, and 1-3 to daughter Martha Burwell and her children she had by Colonel Cole, and ye land I bought of George G Williams and 350 acres where John Mack Williams did live, with all houses, orchards, &c, ye same belonging to her and her heirs forever; appoints my son-in-law Major Lewis Burwell and good friend Captain Thomas Godwin exors.  Witnesses, William E. C. Cogield, John Lowe, Elizabeth Bridger, Anne [A] Cofield  At courte held for Nansamand county December 12th, 1695, proved by ye oaths of Mr William Cofield, Mr John Loew, Mrs Anne Cofield and by ye affirmation of madam Elizabeth Bridger with other to be recorded.  Copia Vera  Test, Andrew Ross, dept. Clerk Cut.
 [Abstract from a copy of the will in Henrico county clerk’s office  Martha Lear, daughter of Col John Lear, was widow of Col Wm Cole, secretary of State and second wife of Major Lewis Burwell of Gloucester county. Madam Elizabeth Bridger appears to have been a Quaker, as she makes affirmation to the will.  The county records of Nansemond are lost, hence the special alue of this will.  Charles Goring was son of John Goring of Surry, who made his will in 1679, and leaves his son Charles to the care of kinsman Col. Charles Moryson].

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 1.  MARRIAGES of some VIRGINIA RESIDENTS 2607-1800. page 134 Thomas, son of Col. John of Nansemond County, married before 16 July 1686 Elizabeth Bridger, daughter of Col. Joseph, whose estate settled. that date, Isle of Wight County, proves it.  She daughter of Col. Joseph and Hester [Pitts].  Boddie-Isle  page 426. 
  2.  JOHNSTON STAPP & Allied Families-1979 page 92.  Member of the House of Burgesses in 1685, and probably other years. He married ELIZABETH BRIDGER, daughter of Colonel Joseph and Hester [Pitt] Bridger.   Thomas Lear  died before his father, John Lear.  Page 30. 1686. [W.& D. B 2, page 315].
 3.  17th Century of Isle of Wight page 426.  He was the only son of Col. John Lear of Nansemond County, Virginia.  Thomas Lear died before his father as he is mentioned as deceased in his father’s will [W & M 7, p 309].  His children mentioned in the will of their grandfather, were:  John, Thomas, Elizabeth and Martha Lear.
 4.  Thomas Lear died before his father Colonel John Lear who died 27 June 1696.
 5.  William & Mary Quarterly pages 309-310. WILL OF COLONEL JOHN LEAR, “the first day of November in ye yeae of our Lord one thousand Six hundred ninety-five I john Lear in ye County of Nansemond in Virginia being weake in body and in good and perfect memory things be to God &c.”; All debts to be truly paid; to widow Pitt, my sister, besides what she owes me £5; to ye poor widow Perdue of ye Isle of Wight County 500 pounds to tobacco a yeare so long as she lives; ye clothes of all sort silk, silver and gold fringe as all dresses fitted and made up no in ye house which were belonging to my wives and daughter”, as also their wearing linen to be equally divided betweixt my daughter Martha Burwell and my daughter Elizabeth Lear all that tract which I leased to Colonel James Powell, and now in possession of Captain Robert Randall, for her life, and for default of issue said tract, lying in Warcksquick bay to John George, and in default of his heirs I give ye same to my grandson John Charles Goreinge negro Charles at Kekotan and ye negro girl, about selling to William Browne, as I patent 330 acres; to said Charles C[G]oreinge negro Charles at Kekotan and ye negro girl.  Names there also, six cowes and a bull; to John George ye negroes Jack and dide, and permission to plant in ye point of land where ye said negroes are, till his own land given by Colonel George shall come into his hands and I give him the cattle on ye said point of land; to James Montgomerie my stuff suit with fringed Jackett and silk hose i full compensation of his trouble; all other my wearing clothes linen and wooling to be divided between John George and Charles Goreinge; to grandson John Lear all my other lands and leases; all other my accounts, estate, merchantable good, household goods, plate, money, bills, bonds, &c, either here or in England, Carolina or elsewhere, to be equally shared, 1-3- to my grandson Thomas Lear, 1-3 to two grand daughters Elizabeth and Martha, children of my only son Thomas Lear, deceased, and 1-3 to daughter Martha Burwell and her children she had by Colonel Cole, and ye land I bought of George G Williams and 350 acres where John Mack Williams did live, with all houses, orchards, &c, ye same belonging to her and her heirs forever; appoints my son-in-law Major Lewis Burwell and good friend Captain Thomas Godwin exors.  Witnesses, William E. C. Cogield, John Lowe, Elizabeth Bridger, Anne [A] Cofield  At courte held for Nansamand county December 12th, 1695, proved by ye oaths of Mr William Cofield, Mr John Loew, Mrs Anne Cofield and by ye affirmation of madam Elizabeth Bridger with other to be recorded.  Copia Vera  Test, Andrew Ross, dept. Clerk Cut.
 [Abstract from a copy of the will in Henrico county clerk’s office  Martha Lear, daughter of Col John Lear, was widow of Col Wm Cole, secretary of State and second wife of Major Lewis Burwell of Gloucester county. Madam Elizabeth Bridger appears to have been a Quaker, as she makes affirmation to the will.  The county records of Nansemond are lost, hence the special alue of this will.  Charles Goring was son of John Goring of Surry, who made his will in 1679, and leaves his son Charles to the care of kinsman Col. Charles Moryson].

He is referred to as deceased in the 1695 will of his father, but was alive as late as 1688. He was the son of Col. John Lear probably by his first wife whose name is not known. He represented Nansemond county in the house of burgesses in 1685 and 1688 (and probably other years. He married Elizabeth Bridger, daughter of Col. Joseph Bridger of Isle of Wight country.

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Thomas Lear, of Nansemond's Timeline

1608
1608
England
1666
1666
Nansemond , Virginia
1686
1686
Virginia, Colonial America
1689
1689
Nansemond, Virginia, United States
1693
1693
Isle of Wight County, Virginia
1695
November 21, 1695
Age 29
Suffolk, Virginia, United States
November 21, 1695
Age 29
Nansemond, Virginia, United States
1695
Suffolk, Virginia