William Thompson, of Newtowne Neck, MD
|Birthplace:||Lancashire , England|
|Death:||Died in St. Mary's, Maryland|
|Managed by:||Linda Kathleen Thompson, (c)|
About William Thompson, of Newtowne Neck, MD
- Birth: 1597 in Lancashire, England
- Death: 11 JAN 1648/49 in New Towne, St. Mary's County, Maryland - Probate
- Anne MNU Thompson b: ABT 1606 in England
- Elizabeth Thompson b: BEF 1626 in Lancashire, England
- William Thompson b: 1623 in England
- Event: Migration Unknown 1641 "Ark and Dove"
- Occupation: 1648 "High Sheriff" - St. Mary's Co., MD
Newtowne Neck was home to the Piscataway Native American Tribe and their ancestors for many centuries before its settlement by the colonists. The property, Newtowne Neck, is the site of the first settlement in Maryland after the original settlement in Saint Mary’s City. The original colonists landed on St. Clement’s Island in 1634. In 1640, William Bretton was granted 750 acres from Cecelius Calvert for the Newtowne Neck tract. In 1668, the Society of Jesus acquired the property from William Bretton in exchange for 40,000 pounds of tobacco. William and his wife, Temperance, donated one and one-half acres of their property in 1661 to the Society of Jesus to establish a chapel and cemetery.
Thomson, William, New Towne, St. Mary's County, 8th Jan., 1649; 11th Jan., 1649 Wife Anne, execx. and sole legatee, Test: Robt. Robins, Ralph Crouch. 1. 21.
Contributed by: James Hughes
URL: http://www.mdarchives.state.md.us/msa/stagser/s1500/s1527/html/ssi1527e.ht ml URL title: Maryland Indexes Marriage References MSA S 1527 E Note: EVANS Lieut. William, m. by 21 june 1650, (N0, widow and extx. of William Thompson (ARMD 10:23).
Tuttey, Robert, New Towne, St. Mary's Co., I5th June, 1647; 21st June, 1647. To Mr. Thomson and child. (unnamed), Joseph Cadell and Mathias Briant, personalty. Admr., William Thomson. Test: William Bretton, Thomas Jackson. 1. 10.