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Thomas Passmore

Also Known As: "Pasmere", "Pasmore", "Parsemore"
Birthplace: England
Death: after 1652
of St. Mary’s Hundred, Province of Maryland
Immediate Family:

Husband of Jane Passmore and Martha Passmore

Occupation: Carpenter
Managed by: Erica Howton
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Immediate Family

About Thomas Passmore

Not the same as Trader Thomas Pasmere "Cornplanter" Carpenter, {Fictional}



Thomas Passmore was most likely born in England around the year 1579, based on his age given at a deposition. He immigrated to Jamestown Virginia aboard the ship The George. The George sailed between 1611-1624 to Jamestown. Thomas was known to be in Virginia by 1618 when he was called to be a witness in the court martial of Captain Edward Brewster.

Thomas was married by 1624 as his wife was mentioned in a court case. She was recorded in the 1625 muster as Jane. In 1624 he also registered a patent for land, he was called "Thomas Passmore of James Citty, carpenter."

Thomas left Virginia for Maryland where he was granted land. His name is found in the Maryland records numerous times. His second wife's name was Martha.

Thomas did not marry an Indian Princess, Pride Cornstalk Shawnee, he did not father two half Indian children; Pasmere Carpenter or Amatoya Moytoy. His surname was not Carpenter.

He had no known offspring.


  • Conway Robinson, Abstracts of the Proceedings of the Virginia company of London 1619-1624, ed. R. A. Brock Conway, (Richmond: Virginia Historical Society, 41.
  • Land Grant for Thomas Pasmore, 14 September 1624, in "Online Catalog," Library of Virginia, accessed 10 September 2010,;file_name-b-clas30andamp;local_base=clas30.
  • Gary Wheeler Stone, Kent Project Background. (Unknown: Garry Wheeler Stone, 1978) 2.
  • William Hand Brown, ed. Archives of Maryland Judicial and Testamentary Business of the Provincial Court, 1637-1650, (Baltimore, Maryland: Maryland Historical Society, 1887) 91.
  • link to Passmore in Virginia Immigrants and Adventurers, 1607-1635: A Biographical Dictionary By Martha W. McCartney
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Thomas Passmore's Timeline

Age 80
of St. Mary’s Hundred, Province of Maryland