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Major Thomas WINDER

Male 1666 - 1705  (38 years)


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  • Name Thomas WINDER 
    Prefix Major 
    Birth 26 Apr 1666  Manokin, Somerset, Maryland, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Oath of Allegiance 1702  [4
    • Signed An Address Of Fidelity To The King
    Occupation 1699-1705  [4
    Justice 
    _UID 275FA156DFA149C28BBBD5E4D65429106AD5 
    Death Apr 1705  , Northumberland, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 5
    Person ID I1974  WinderWonderland
    Last Modified 19 May 2013 

    Father Capt. John WINDER,   b. 1635, , , Cumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 23 Sep 1698, , Somerset, Maryland, USA Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 63 years) 
    Mother Bridgett MEADOR,   b. Abt 1644   d. Bef 1698 (Age ~ 53 years) 
    Marriage 1663-1664  , , , England Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 7
    Family ID F137  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth BRERETON,   b. 1671, , , Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 21 Nov 1734, Northumberland, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 63 years) 
    Marriage 1698  [8
    Children 
     1. Elizabeth WINDER,   b. 1680   d. 1744 (Age 64 years)
    Last Modified 19 May 2013 
    Family ID F928  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • In 1702 ,Captain Thomas Winder,justice of the peace, and William Winder signed an address of fidelity to the king. On May 18.1703, Captain Henry Brereton and Captain Thomas Winder made an agreement with Lieutenant Colonel George Cooper and Thomas Hobson in regard to the will of Captain Brereton.
      From: "G. Lee Hearl"
      Sent: Thursday, January 11, 2001 6:37 PM
      Source: HARRELL-L@rootsweb.com
      Subject: Re: [HARRELL] Northern Va. Information:

      HARROLD, HARRALD, HARRILL, HARRELL
      Information Pertaining to Northern VA. Harrells etc.
      Compiled by Ron Nota & G. Lee Hearl Dec. 2000
      Contributions by Carol Harrell March, Dave Metz and Others

      Item 7.
      Richard Harrel of Augusta County, Virginia................1750
      Source: Land Deeds Recorded in Augusta County, Virginia Deed Book 3 page 33,
      Chalkey Volume III,
      Page 191. "January 31, 1750 Richard Harrold planter to Richard Harrold Jr. planter 51 acres on the South River Shenadore, corner Moses Harrold. Teste:-James McKay, Jacob Harrold, William Hurst."

      Item 8.
      E.) William Russell: The man who sold Richard Harrel his land along the Shenandoah River, was born in 1680 at Stafford County, Virginia, he died in Prince William County, Va. In 1756, William Russell owned all of the land in an area known as Sandy Hook (Orange Co., then Augusta Co., today Shenandoah Co.). Altogether he owned more than 6,000 acres. Later he would sell much of this land to Christian Bowman in 1737 (Orange Co., Deed Book 2, p.1) He and his wife Grace had four children: Katherine Thomas Russell b.1711, William Russell, Jr. b. abt. 1713, Nicholas Russell b. abt. 1715 and Martin Russell b. abt. 1731. All four children were born in Stafford County, Va. The younger William Russell was also known as Capt. Russell. His land bordered Richard Harrell's land in Augusta Co.
      Item 9.
      James Harrold lived in Northumberland County, Virginia in 1703.

      Gilbert Harrold of Northumberland County, Va...............1703
      Source: Virginia Colonial Abstracts Series II Volume I Northumberland Co.,
      Va. 1678-1713
      "Court 17 November 1703 Motion of James Harrold, Exor. a probate of the last
      Will of Gilbert Harrold. Proved by Francis Dawson and Mary Chapman.

      Item 10.
      James Harrold of Northumberland County, Virginia..............1704
      Source: Records of Indenture Servants and Certificates for Land
      Northumberland County, Va.1650-1793
      Compiled by W. Preston Haynie Part I, page 311. "20 September 1704 Mary Chapman, serv't to James Harrold, in Court having acknowledged that she had a bastard Child in the time of her service, the fine for her said default is remitted, her said Master in Court having assumed to pay the fine OB 1699-1713." (Note: Apparently James Harrold married Mary Chapman, or later married another Mary, since his wife at his death appears to have been named Mary.)
      Item 11.
      John Harrill: John Harril was a witness to his father's last will and testament. He was also mentioned in the will of Houson/Howson Kenner. In Howson Kenner's will dated April 9, 1778 and proved in Fauquier Co., Va., he describes a tract of land he sold to William Seaton, land upon which John Bials and John Harrel were living. Item 12.
      Capt. Howsen Kenner: Why did Mary Harrill nominate Howsen Kenner to
      administrate her husband's estate? Who was Howsen Kenner anyway? Kenner was
      a Justice of the Peace for Prince William Co. He was also a vestryman for
      Dettingen Parish in Prince William Co. He was a large landowner in Prince
      William Co. We can gather from his will that he may have rented land to John
      Harrill.

      Item 13.
      According to an extensive nine page internet posting on Genforum by Kiley
      Walbom, Howson was christened in St. Stephen's Parish in Northumberland Co.,
      Va. On May 10, 1712. Capt. Kenner is buried near Somerville, Virginia about
      ½ mile west of Rte. 610.

      Item 14.
      Richard Harrold of Lancaster County, Va.................1668
      Summoned to serve on a jury in Lancaster County, Virginia

      Item 15.
      John Harrold of Northumberland County, Va..............1695/96
      Source: Northumberland County Apprenticeships 1650-1750 compiled by W. Preston Haynie, part 1 page 720. "18 March 1695/96 John Harrold son of Walter and Priscilla Harrold seven years old last December is bound by the Court and apprentice to serve John Trimlett and his wife and their heirs until he attaines twenty one years of age and the said John Trilett causeing the John Harrold to Read and Write in the case ye s'd Jno Trimlettt.until ye expiration of said terme to teach him the trade of cooper...OB 1678-1698"
      Item 16.
      Hugh Harrold of Northumberland County, Va...............1695/96
      Source: Northumberland County Apprenticeships 1650-1750 compiled by W.
      Preston Haynie, part 2 page 720. "18 March 1695/96 Hugh Harrold seven years
      old in December last is bound by the Court an apprentice to serve Wm.
      Woodland and his heirs until he attaine to twenty one years of age, the said
      Wm. Woodland promising to do his endeavour to teach said Hugh the trade of
      Taylor and also to read the Bible.OB1678-1698" (Note: Hugh Harrold is said
      to have died in Frederick Co., Virginia in 1743.)

      Item 17.
      Nicholas Harrold of Northumberland County, Va.............1695/96
      Source: Northumberland County Apprenticeships 1650-1750 compiled by W. Preston Haynie, part 2 page 720. "18 March 1695/96 Nicholas Harrold son of Walter and Priscilla Harrold eleven years old last February is by court bound an apprentice to serve Capt. Tho. Brereton and his heirs until he attains the age of twenty one years the said Capt. Brereton in Court having in consideration thereof promised to cause the said Nicholas to be taught to read and write and give him a heifer of three years old at age of eighteen years.OB 1678/98"
      Item 18.
      John Harrold of Northumberland County, Va...............1702/03
      Source: Northumberland County Apprenticeships 1650-1750 compiled by W. Preston Haynie, part 1 page 237. "17 February 1702/03 John Harrold orphan child about fifteen years old Having been formerly bound by the Court to John Trimlett and Hannah his wife under four provisions and the said Trimlett and his wife being deced and it having been presented to this Court that the said child is incapable of getting his living and toytoring (tutoring) and idleing his time away loosely and almost naked and Capt. Thomas Winder and the boy consenting in court thereto having offered in Court provided the said child shall serve him to be taught the trade of a cooper and to read.. shall appeare the next Court to the conrary Jno. Cooke of Lancaster County by Capt. Richard Haynie his attorney claiming the said boy and ordered the said boy be produced the next Court and upon Tryal of the matter the order to be confirmed or mad void.. OB 1699-1713"
      Item 19.
      John Harrold of Northumberland County, Va...............1702/03
      Source: Northumberland County Apprenticeships 1650-1750 compiled by W.
      Preston Haynie, part 1 page 248. "19 May 1703 Whereas In March Court last
      John Harrold under some conditions being bound to Capt. Thomas Winder
      provided Mr. John Cooke of Lancaster County should not show sound reasons to
      the contrary and upon his appearance and debating the matter the former
      order to be made null or confirmed and ordered the said Harrold serve the
      said Winder according to the directions of the former order.OB 1699-1713.

      Item 20.
      Richard Harrell of Lancaster County, Virginia...............1700
      Source: Tithable List 1700 Lancaster Co., Va. Compiled by Sam and Ruth
      Sparacio of Ancient Press.
      "Christ Church Parish November 1700 Richard Harrell (1)."

      Item 21.
      Richard Harrold, Jr. of Northumberland County, Virginia............1711
      Source: Records of Indenture Servants and Certificates for Land
      Northumberland County, Va.1650-1793
      "Court 18 July 1711 Richard Harrold, Jr. and Margaret his wife, one of the
      daughters of Thomas Ball deceased vs. John Burns, who married the widow and
      relict of said Ball, for Margaret's portion of the estate."






      Item 22.
      Gilbert Harrold of Northumberland County, Va...............1703
      Source: Virginia Colonial Abstracts Series II Volume I Northumberland Co.,
      Va. 1678-1713
      "Court 17 November 1703 Motion of James Harrold, Exor. a probate of the last
      Will of Gilbert Harrold. Proved by Francis Dawson and Mary Chapman."

      Item 23.
      James Harrold of Northumberland County, Virginia..............1704
      Source: Records of Indenture Servants and Certificates for Land
      Northumberland County, Va.1650-1793
      Compiled by W. Preston Haynie Part I, page 311. "20 September 1704 Mary
      Chapman, serv't to James Harrold, in Court having acknowledged that she had
      a bastard Child in the time of her service, the fine for her said default is
      remitted, her said Master in Court having assumed to pay the fine OB
      1699-1713." (Note: Apparently James Harrold married Mary Chapman, or later
      married another Mary, since his wife at his death appears to have been named
      Mary.)

      Item 24.
      Nicholas Harrold of Northumberland County, Virginia..............1705
      Source: Northumberland County Apprenticeships 1650-1750 compiled by W.
      Preston Haynie, part 1 page 341. "18 July 1705 Nicholas Harrold sone of
      Walter Harrold petitioning this Court for his discharge from his
      apprenticeship from the Exectrs. Of Capt. Leon'd Dawson desceased he having
      served the full time as also for for a three yeares old heifer and her
      increase which were to be delivered to him at eighteen years of age also his
      schooling which he was to have by Covenant in his indenture and it appearing
      he is free, he is discharged but Richard Wright one of the Exec'rs moving
      the Court that the other matter might lye could the same if therefore could
      to the next Court at his request.OB 1699-1713"

      Item 25.
      Edward Harrell of Lancaster County, Virginia................1707
      Source: "April 20, 1707 Christ Church Parish, Lancaster Co., Virginia Edward
      Harrell married Margaret Brumwell, daughter of Peter Brumwell. Children of
      Edward and Margaret are: Thomas, Edward, Judith (married William Green),
      Mary (married Peter
      Edward Harrell of Lancaster County, Virginia................1707
      Source: "April 20, 1707 Christ Church Parish, Lancaster Co., Virginia Edward
      Harrell married Margaret Brumwell, daughter of Peter Brumwell. Children of
      Edward and Margaret are: Thomas, Edward, Judith (married William Green),
      Mary (married Peter
      Hudson)





      Item 26.
      Gilbert Harrold of Northumberland County, Virginia............1744
      Source: Records of Indenture Servants and Certificates for Land
      Northumberland County, Va.1650-1793
      compiled by W. Preston Haynie page 48. "19 December 1744 On information of
      Spencer Ball and Ellis Gill, Churchwardens of St. Stephen's Parish against
      Margaret Burn, late servant of Gilbert Harrold, ordered the Sheriff take the
      s'd Margaret Burn in custody for being lately delivered of a bastard Child &
      Cause her to appear the next Court to answer s'd information.OB 1743-49."

      Item 27.
      Gilbert Harrold of Northumberland County, Virginia............1745
      Source: Records of Indenture Servants and Certificates for Land
      Northumberland County, Va.1650-1793
      compiled by W. Preston Haynie page 57. "10 April 1745 On the presentment of
      the grand jury versus Margaret Burn for having a bastard child in St.
      Stephen's Parish in this county, the s'd Margaret being called and not
      appearing, on the motion of ___________ (name of person not stated), gen't,
      one of the Churchwardens of afores'd Parish, judgment is granted against the
      s'd Margaret & Gilbert Harrold, her security, for five hundred pounds of
      tabacco, being the fine inflicted by Law for the afors'd offence which the
      Margaret and Gilbert are ordered to pay at the laying of the next levy for s
      'd Parish to use of the poor thereof with Costs. OB 174-49." (Note: This
      explains why Gilbert named Samuel Burn in his will. Samuel was his son.)

      Item 28.
      Capt. Thomas Brereton, who was the master of Nicholas Harrold, was the brother-in-law of Capt. Thomas Winder who rescued John Harrold.
      G. Lee Hearl
      Authentic Appalachian Storyteller
      Abingdon, Va.. [7]

  • Sources 
    1. [S151] F. Edward Wright, Maryland Eastern Shore Vital Records 1648-1725, (Family Line Publications, Silver Spring MD, 1982 ,), Pg. 150 (Reliability: 0).

    2. [S152] Eleanora Goldsborough, House of Goldborough, (Repository: Maryland Historical Society).

    3. [S857] Maryland Births and Christenings Index 1662-1911.

    4. [S60] Robert Winder Johnson, Winders of America, (Lippincott Co, Philadelphia, 1902), Chart V (Reliability: 3).

    5. [S127] Christopher Johnson, Descendant Chart for John Winder and Bridget Unknown, (Collection 1942 , , Repository: Maryland Historical Society, Box 5029 (Misc File)).

    6. [S151] F. Edward Wright, Maryland Eastern Shore Vital Records 1648-1725, (Family Line Publications, Silver Spring MD, 1982 ,).

    7. [S72] Christine Thacker, Descendants of John Winder posted on Winder website (Reliability: 3).

    8. [S953] ancestry.com, Virginia Marriages of the Northern Neck of Verginia 1649-1800 (Reliability: 3).


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