Thomas Todd, of Anne Arundel
|Birthplace:||Wapping, Middlesex, England|
|Death:||Died in Anne Arundel Co, Maryland|
|Managed by:||Michael William Patterson|
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About Thomas Todd, of Anne Arundel
From "The Ancestors of Brian Doig":
Thomas Todd, shipwright, emigrated from England about 1637. On 16 Aug 1637 he was granted 250 acres of land in New Norfolk County, Virginia on the Eastern Branch, later known as the Elizabeth River, by rights of his own emigration, the transportation of his wife Elizabeth, and 3 additional transportees (not his children). Through his agent in England he transported additional settlers, for in 1638 he received an additional 250 acres adjoining the plantation of Captain Adam Thorowgood, and in 1640 an additional 50 acres, all lying in Lower Norfolk County, now Princess Anne. On 20 Jan 1647 the court at Lower Norfolk County ordered that Captain Francis Yardley pay Thomas Todd 300 lbs. tob. for the work completed by the said Thomas Todd and his men. On 15 Feb 1649, when he purchased 250 acres of land, he was styled of the Elizabeth River. The plantation had been granted to Alexander Hall who conveyed to Richard Wollman who sold to William Wilson who had sold to Thomas Todd. On 9 Dec 1649 Todd sold the plantation, at which time he enscribed his name on the deed; the conveyance was witnessed by Edward Dorsey and Richard Wollman (who later settled in Maryland). About this time Thomas began disposing of his Virgina estate, and he joined the exodus of Puritans and other Dissenters in their exodus to Maryland.
On 8 July 1851 Thomas was granted a tract of 100 acres on the South side of the Severn River; this includes the oldest portion of present-day Annapolis. On 27 Oct 1651 there was laid out for "Thomas Todd of Anne Arundel county, planter," 200 acres on the West side of Chesapeake Bay adjoining the land of Leonard Givins. On 23 July 1658 he demanded land, partly by his rights on record in Anne Arundel County, and partly for the transportation of certain persons, and received a warrant for 1040 acres to be laid out in one or more parcels. This was likely part of this large warrant that formed the tract Todd's Range, containing 120 acres, surveyed for him on 18 Dec 1662, on the South side of Severn River (Rent Roll).
Thomas was commissioned on 14 May 1657 as a Justice of the Peace of Anne Arundel County, being again commissioned on 23 July 1658 and 14 June 1661.
Thomas died about 1669, after 1662 when he took up Todd's Range and before 1671 when his son John was a minor under the guardianship of Lancelot Todd (John's older brother) and Cornelius Howard.