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    Peter THOMAS

    Male - 1722

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    • Name Peter THOMAS 
      Gender Male 
      Died 5 Apr 1722 
      • The THOMAS descendant information comes primarily from: THE HISTORY OF THE FAMILY OF PETER AND SARAH STEADMAN THOMAS with revisions and additions by Pauline R. Ward and presented to the Indiana Daughters of American Colonists February 1,
      • Apparently, Sarah lived in Springfield, Delaware Co. since Peter is said to have married Sarah of Springtown (Springfield) and they first lived there. However, at the time of his death they were living in Willistown. An early map shows
        that he was a landholder in Springfield township with land held on either side by John Steadman and Joseph Steadman.
      • Peter appears to have come over with the Welssh settlers soon after William Penn obtained his charter for Pennsylvania.
      • "Att a Court held att Chester for the County of Chester the 1st and 3rd day in the 1st Weeke of yt 8th Month being the 6th day of ye month1685, William Johnson made over a deed dated this Instanr for fifty (acres) of land lying on the
        North side Chester Creek to Peter Thomas and his heres for ever, he the said Peter Thomas allowing a convenient highway through the said land from the house of the said William Johnson leading to Chester Road".
      • At that time, Chester Monthly Meeting of friends had not begun to keep a special record of marriages and Peter took his certificate to Haverford Monthly Meeting which was strictly Welsh while Chester was English.
      • In the Haverford records it is shown that Peter Thomas and Sarah Stedman, both of Springtown (later Springfield) were married April 15, 1686 at a meeting held at John Simcock's house in Ridley Township.
      • By deed of 8th month 4, 1697, Peter Thomas purchased 500acres on Crum Creek. Chester Co. Court Records 1697-1710 George Willard acknowledged a deed to Peter Thomas for 500 acres of land lying in Westtowne the deed bearing the date of 8th
        day, 4th mo. 1697.
      • Frederick A. Thomas, reported 1949? that the little stone cottage where Peter and Sarah lived is still standing. THe property remained in the family until recent years, when it was sold to Charlton Yarnall, a wealthy man whose ancestor
        was a nex door neighbor to the original Peter Thomas. This was no doubt in Willistown township near the Deleware border.
      • From Abstracts of Wills, Chester Co. 1711-1758 Peter Thomas, Willistownsigned Dec. 29, 1719 Proved July 3, 1722 Provides for wife Sarah. To oldest son Peter, 160 acres of the easterly end of tract now in his possession. To son Jacob 200
        acres at West end of my tract now in his possession. To son Joseph the plantation & lands I now live on being 150 a. Executor son Peter. Witnesses: John Hood, Jona Hood, Samuel Bethell(?). Recorded BookD. p316 City Hall, Philadelphia.
        Chester County at that time included all ofwhat is now Delaware and Lancaster Counties and part of (B)erks also.
      Person ID I2381  Maykoski and Lewis
      Last Modified 27 Jan 2000 

      Family Sarah STEDMAN 
      Married 15 Feb 1686  in Ridley, settled at Williston Find all individuals with events at this location 
       1. Lydia THOMAS,   b. 1687
      +2. Peter THOMAS,   b. 1690, Willistown, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location
       3. Jacob THOMAS,   b. 1692
       4. Joseph THOMAS,   b. 1694
      Family ID F1745  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart