Though there is no Thomas Norris mentioned perhaps the following Hynson/Hinson information may help:
Sidelights on Maryland History, Vol. II, by Hester Dorsey Richardson, pages 137–140: "Hynson. Thomas Hinson arrived in the Province of Maryland in the year 1650–51, accompanied by his wife Grace, and three children. He was promptly appointed to one of the most important offices—that of Clerk of the Isle of Kent—and in a few years was ‘High Sheriff for ye countie,’ in which his profession of law stood him in good stead. He was a young man when he emigrated to Maryland and was evidently a gentleman of large means and influence. He brought over several importations of servants as did his son Thomas later, and bore the same arms as those of his English forbears. The extensive estate granted to Thomas Hinson in 1659 has in part descended to his posterity of the present generation" (circa 1903, when book was published) . . . "Thomas Hinson represented his county in the House of Burgesses from year 1654 until 1660. All of Thomas Hinson's sons were worthy successors of their father in places of trust and distinction. Thomas settled in Talbot County on the estate which he called Hynson's Town—the spelling of the name with the letter y, instead of i, was purely a Maryland method, as the English and the immigrant spelled the name Hinson. Thomas Hynson became High Sheriff of Talbot County, and was one of the most influential men of his day. He died in the year 1679. Colonel Hinson, the second son of Lieutenant Thomas Hinson remained in Kent County, where in the year 1678, he was High Sheriff of Kent as his father had been before him. . ." . "The third brother Colonel Charles Hinson was a leader in the military affairs of his community. Colonel John Hinson who died in the year 1705, left a wife Ann, and children—Colonel John, Colonel Nathaniel and daughters Sarah, Elizabeth, Jane, Mary, and Anna. Col. John Hinson, son of Thomas Hinson, High Sheriff of Kent married first Rachel _ _ _ _; second Ann _ _ _ _." (Colonel Hynson was Burgess for Kent from the year 1681 to 1688. He was Vestryman of St. Paul's Parish.) "Colonel Charles Hynson who died in 1711 married Margaret Harris and left two sons and five daughters." (Pages 139–140 show Hinson family as having married into other distinguished families.)
Vol. I "Ancestral Records and Portraits" by Colonial Dames of America, page 144: "In the 23rd reign of Henry VI, Wm Hinson of Fordham at the Damside is registered as living there in Cambridge County, England. Arms were granted in 1644 to Thomas Hinson, a descendant of Wm., by Ulster, King of Arms of Ireland. Lieut. Thomas Hinson, a Cadet of the family of Fordham arrived in the Province of Maryland, 1650–51, accompanied by his wife Grace, and three children, Thos., John, and Charles. He was made Clerk of Isle of Kent County, Md., 1652 and in a few years was High Sheriff 'for ye county,' 1655, and burgess 1654–1660. He was a lawyer and a man of means. His son Col. John Hinson, died in Kent 1705. (He was Justice of Kent 1674, Burgess 1681–83, and 1694–97, and High Sheriff 1670.)"
Vol. V of Maryland Calendar of Wills by Baldwin—Page _ _ _: Nathaniel Hynson Merchant, Kent County, will probated Jan. 26, 1721. To son Nathaniel plantation on Eastern Neck Island north mouth of Chester River formerly belonging to father Col. John Hynson, deceased. To daughter Hannah—To Nephew Thomas . . ., etc. (Had extensive estate.)
Vol. IV No. 3 Virginia County Records by W. A. Crozier, page 11: Thomas Hinson received a land grant in Isle of Wight County, Va. in 1646. . . . Richard Hinson was a Virginia Colonist in Surry County, Va. in 1656.
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