Posted By:Sally Ryan Tomlinson
Subject:Tomlinson, Cook,Clark, Fish, Avent, Carter, Moss, Stap, Shockey, Ellis, Bonner
Post Date:October 20, 2002 at 12:52:55
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Thomas Tomlinson, b. by 1690, VA; d. 5 Feb 1750/1, Albemarle Parish, Surry Co., VA; (Dr. Gertrude R. Richards, Register of Albemarle Parish, Surry and Sussex Cos., VA, 1739-1778, 215) 1712 Elizabeth Cook/e, b. by 1697, VA; d. 27 Jan 1750/1, Albemarle Parish (loc. cit.), daughter of William Cooke, Jr. and Rebecca Jones.

Thomas Tomlinson, "being sick and weak," wrote his will 31 Jan 1750/1. He left to his son William, Negro boy Lewis; to his son Thomas, Negro girl Jenny; to his son Benjamin, the plantation where Thomas lived, Negro man Daniel, woman Juda, boy Joiner and girl Tabb; and 10 shillings Virginia currency each to his daughters Sarah Carter, Elizabeth Moss and Amy Carter. He named his son Benjamin Tomlinson as executor; the witnesses were Joseph Carter, Joseph Carter, Jr., and Henry Gee. (Surry Co., VA Wills, 1738-1754, 682)

The will was presented in Surry Court 19 May 1750 (O.S.), "and the executor therein being within the age of 21 years," on the motion of John Tomlinson, certificate was granted him to obtain letters of administration for the estate of the deceased with the will annexed during the minority of the executor. John Tomlinson posted bond, with Richard Carter and Wyke Hunnicutt his securities. (Loc. cit.)

The children of Thomas Tomlinson and Elizabeth Cook/e were:

Sarah, b. 1710-1715; d. 1751-1762, probably in Sussex Co., VA; m. by 3 Nov 1730, Surry Co., VA, Richard Carter, b. after 1703, VA; d. by 15 Dec 1763, Sussex Co., VA.

Thomas, b. by 1712; d. 28 Nov 1780-26 Feb 1781, Johnston Co., NC; possibly m. 1 a Stap, daughter of Joseph Stap, whose 2 Nov 1754-1765 Northampton Co., NC will named son-in-law Thomas Tomlinson; m. 2 c1763 Mrs. Amelia Shockey Ellis, b. 1701-1712, Surry, daughter of Richard Shockey and Alice, and widow of Caleb Ellis.

William, b. c1715; d. 15 Feb-28 March 1758, Brunswick Co., VA; possibly m. 1 a Clark?, possibly related to Peter Clark, guardian of William Tomlinson, Jr. until 1773; m. 2 by 1758 Mrs. Mary (Fish?). William (Sr.'s) widow was named Mary; his will mentioned "my wife's daughter Mary Fish." Mary Tomlinson made a marriage agreement 5 Feb 1777 with Peter Avent of Cumberland Co., NC. Peter Avent's 1779 will mentioned wife's daughter Lucretia Tomlinson; Lucas Tomlinson was an executor. [Lucas Tomlinson, b. 11 Apr 1746, Albemarle Parish, was a son of John Tomlinson, Jr. and Susanna [Tatum?]. Richards, 33]

Elizabeth, b. by 1725; d. after Jan 1751; m. by then a Moss.

Amy, b. by 1728; d. after 1762, possibly in Dinwiddie Co., VA; m. after 3 Feb 1741/2, Albemarle Parish, John Carter, b. 1680-1700?; d. after 1762, Dinwiddie?, son of Joseph Carter of Prince George Co., VA?

[Col.] Benjamin, b. c1730, Surry Co., VA; d. by 10 Dec 1789, Lunenburg Co., VA; m. c1752 Jane (Bonner?), b. c1734; d. 12 Sep 1820, Lunenburg. When son Harris, b. 12 Oct 1752, was christened 10 Dec 1752 in Albemarle Parish, the godparents were Joseph Carter and Henry and Phebe Bonner/Bonnum. (Richards, 70) Harris Tomlinson and his wife Winifred Crowder named a son Thomas Bonner Tomlinson. Benjamin and Jane named a daughter Phebe. Phebe's daughter Angelina/Agnes Cross, b. c1780, m. Moses Collier, Jr. and named a daughter Jane Bonner Collier.

Appreciate information about these people and their descendants.