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Thomas Needham

Birthdate: (65)
Birthplace: Elizabeth City, Virginia
Death: October 6, 1740 (61-69)
Pasquotank, North Carolina
Immediate Family:

Son of Thomas Needham "the immigrant" and Anne Needham
Husband of Margaret Needham
Father of Christopher Needham; bailey needham; John Needham; Thomas Needham; Gideon Needham and 3 others

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About Thomas Needham

Thomas Needham II was b abt 1675 VA, Hampton and died 10/06/174 NC, Pasquotank Co NC


  • Parents Thomas Needham abt 1622 -- 1690 & Anne ______ 1630 --


  1. Margaret Bayley (1683-1736).


  1. Bailey (1706-1743). Married Nancy ___
  2. John (1708-1754). Married Elizabeth Brother


THOMAS NEEDHAM, JR'S WILL "IN THE NAME OF GOD, AMEN, Giving my Soul unto the hands of the Almightyth God who gave it, I now do make and ordain this my last Will and Testament as in manner and form following:

  • ITEM: I give my land here in Pasquotank County between my three sons, My son John and my son Thomas and my son Gideon.
  • ITEM: I give my son John where he now lives by the Creek, to him and his Heirs.
  • ITEM: I give to my son Thomas where I now live, to him and hisHeirs.
  • ITEM: I give to my son Gideon, where Cornelius Jones did formerly live, and to be divided between these fore-mentioned sons, that the whole parcelof land is to be divided between these fore-mentioned three sons, to them and their heirs, Executors, Administrators, or assignees forever, ever one ofthem their part alike.
  • ITEM: I give to my son Christopher one shilling, nomore.*
  • ITEM: I give to my son Thomas one negro man named Casey Sopee, but my desire is that my son John shall have the use of the Negro from August to the first day of March in one year, an my son Gideon the use of him in one year, moved from 10 Aug. to the first day of March, if they take it within five years.
  • ITEM: I give all the rest of my Estate that I have in this world to be divided between my three sons and my daughter. My son John and my son Thomas and my son Gideon and my daughter Ann, eachone of them their part alike, and my desire that they shall share it within these-----without-----any man, and I do make my son John my sole Executor, as witness my hand this sixth day of October 1740."

Signed: Thomas X NEEDHAM.

Christopher is named in his grandmother's and mother's wills.

INVENTORY OF THE ESTATE OF THOMAS NEEDHAM, JR. North Carolina, Pasquotank County, Oct. 7, 1743: "A true and perfect nventoryof al and singular, the goods and Chattles, rights and credits of Thomas NEEDHAM, late of this province, deceased, as came to our hands...To one horse,two mares, one colt, four cows, three calves, four heifers, two steers, one bull, ten sheep, 25 hogs, two feather beds, one couch bed, three rugs, one pair sheets, one silver tankard, which holds about a quart, four pewter dishes, six basins, eight plates, one pewter pint pot, sixteen spoons, 6____ oldbroken pewter, four iron potts, three pair pott hooks, five iron___ramels, one brass kettle, one bein_ettle skillet, one pair of spoon molds, one box iron and two heaters, one pair of scales and weights, two iron chains, two axes, two iron wedges, two hoes, one plow, one looking glass, four candle sticks, two brass and two iron, one pair cullin milstones, one iron pestell, onechest, one box, 12 old books, one tablecloth, one towel, one pair fire tongs, one chest with Sunday____trissels, cash: 1 lb., 1 shilling, and 5 pence,Bill money, 8 lb. 10 shillings, one washing pan, and one negro man named Sepia. /S/ John NEEDHAM (Thomas' son) --Researched byLuAnn Smith, Houston TX, 1998 .


  1. Early NEEDHAM History by Elma J. Hooker: Thomas NEEDHAM Iis listed in the rent roll of land in Elizabeth City Co. VAin 1704. Moved w/wife Margaret Bayley to Pasquotank Co. NC
  2. Documents pertaining to the Bayley/NEEDHAM early years appear in a collection by Blanche Adams Chapman: Wills & Admintrations of Elizabeth City, VA & Other Genealogical & Historical Items 1610-1800
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