Captain Thomas Claiborne, II

Male 1680 - 1732  (51 years)


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  • Name Thomas Claiborne 
    Title Captain 
    Suffix II 
    Born 16 Dec 1680  King William County, Virginia Colony Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 16 Aug 1732  King William County, Virginia Colony Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I54285  The Hennessee Family
    Last Modified 30 Mar 2020 

    Father Thomas Claiborne,   b. 17 Aug 1647, New Kent, New Kent County, Virginia, a Colony of the British Empire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Oct 1683, King William County, Virginia Colony Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 36 years) 
    Mother Sarah Fenn,   b. 22 Mar 1660, Middle Plantation, Colony of Virgini Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Oct 1716, New Kent County, Virginia, a Colony of the British Empire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years) 
    Married 1680  King William County, Virginia Colony Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Family ID F20379  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Anne Fox,   b. 20 May 1684, New Kent, New Kent County, Virginia, a Colony of the British Empire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 May 1733, Sweet Hall, King William County, Virginia Colony Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 48 years) 
    Married 1703  [1
    Children 
     1. Leonard Claiborne,   b. 1701, King William County, Virginia Colony Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 May 1785, King William County, Virginia Colony Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
    Last Modified 31 Mar 2020 
    Family ID F20378  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 16 Dec 1680 - King William County, Virginia Colony Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Biography
      Capt. Thomas Claiborne II was born about 16 Dec 1680 in King William County, Virginia Colony, North America, the son of Thomas Claiborne and Sarah (Fenn) Claiborne. He built the mansion, Sweethall in King William County, which was long known as the home of the Claibornes. It is reported that Thomas married more than once and had numerous children. [1]

      Note: alternate source states he is the son of Thomas Claiborne (1657-1683) and Miss Dandridge[2] Although all sources agree he is the grandson of William Claiborne, Secretary of state and Member of the Governor Council.

      He married Anne Fox, daughter of Henry Fox and Ann West, daughter of Col. John West, in 1703. They had the following children:[3]

      Leonard (1701-May 8, 1785)
      John (Cliborn) (1703/12-1764/70) married Jeanett Robertson
      Thomas (Jan. 9, 1704-Dec. 1, 1735)
      William "Billy" (b. 1705)
      Sarah (1716-1756)
      Augustine (Jan. 14, 1720)-May 3, 1787)
      Martha (Nov. 27, 1721-Aug. 23, 1784)
      Frances (b. 1723)
      James (1725-1755)
      Burnell (b. 1727)
      Elizabeth (b. 1729)
      Daniel (b. 1731)
      Henry (b. ca. 1732)
      Nathaniel (b. ca. 1732)

      Thomas died 16 Aug 1732 in King William County, Virginia Colony[4][5] Thomas was buried at Sweet Hall Cemetery in King William County, Virginia, USA. His wife, Anne and his sons Thomas and Nathaniel are also buried there. [6]


      Thomas and Anne Fox Claiborne are believed to have had 20 children. Seventeen of the children reached adulthood. Not all have been identified.[citation needed]

      "ln March 1702 Thomas Claiborne signed a loyal address of the officers and inhabitants of King and QueenCounty to the King. He was deeded 1000 acres in King Wiliam County by Capt. William Claiborne on 12 March 1701/2 and was charged with that acreage, 1704 , but on resurvey the land was found to comprise 1800 acres for which, as Capt. Thomas Claiborne, he received a patent, 5 Sept 1723 , the patent reciting that the tract was within the bounds of the 5000 acres originally granted to William Claiborne, Secretary of State, who by deed of gift, 20 June 1673 , conveyed 1200 acres of it to his son Thomas, father of the grantee, Thomas. This tract included his plantation, "Sweet Hall." On II Dec 1728 he and Abraham Abney petitioned for a grant of 500 acres on Gilley's Creek in Henrico County which had never been patented. He was one of the original purchasers of lots in Delaware Town (West Point), 20 June 1707.[citation needed]

      He was captain of dragoons in the militia of King William County, 20 April 1702.

      On 28 March 1706 he appeared before the Virginia Council along with Col. John West, Thomas West, Henry Fox and Samuel Cradock in support of a petition of inhabitants of St. John's Parish, King William County, against their minister, the Rev. John Monro. They were, however, reprimanded by the Governor for presenting a petition to him rather than proceeding in a more regular way with their complaint and called upon to endeavor "peace and Reconciliation as it would be much more agreeable to Christianity."[citation needed]

      Sources
      ? Our Southern Cousins: The Claiborne Family
      ? O’Hart, John. Irish Pedigrees: Or, the Origin and Stem of the Irish Nations, Vol 2 pg. 92 Whitehead and Claibornes
      ? Claiborne Family PDF contains sources and transcribed records
      ? Boddie, John Bennett, Virginia Historical Genealogies By John Bennett Boddie, page 39
      ? The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, Volume 2, page 217 edited by Philip Alexander Bruce, William Glover Stanard
      ? FindAGrave: Find A Grave Index, database, FamilySearch: (13 December 2015), Thomas Claibourne, 1732; Burial, , King William, Virginia, United States of America, Sweet Hall Cemetery; citing record ID 88510503, FindAGrave: Thomas Claiborne, memorial # 88510503, managed by the King William County Historical Society
      See also:

      Caliborne Society:
      The Claiborne Society contains bibliography for further research

      Virginia Historical Society Papers:
      Virginia, Historical Society Papers, 1607-2007,database with images, FamilySearch: (5 December 2014), Thomas Claiborne, 16 Dec 1680; Birth, citing Virginia, United States, Virginia Historical Society, Richmond.

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  • Sources 
    1. [S15163] Richard Claiborne (1730 - bef. 1776), Ancestors & Descendants, https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Claiborne-267, This person,.