Thomas MEARS

Male 1602 -


Personal Information    |    Notes    |    Sources    |    Event Map    |    All

  • Name Thomas MEARS 
    Born 1602  ENGLAND Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Emigration 01 Dec 1649  [1
    • Thomas Mears was listed as pessenger, "a list of all adventurers from Virginia into Maryland on ye Discovery Voyage, Dec. 1, 1649. John Underhill, master."
    Land 24 Aug 1665  Anne Arundel Co., MD Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • Thomas Mears patented 24Aug1665, "Expectation," 40 acres in Anne Arundel Co., MD.
    Occupation "Thomas Mears, a merchant and agent who came to Virginia in 1640, settled in Lower Norfolk County on the West branch of the Elizabeth River. He served in the Virginia House of Burgess for his country for four years. He was a conservative man of sound judgement with a high sense of responsibility. He was a devout Independent having been a church warden. he too had been a tobacco viewer. At this time of the meeting (1649) Thomas Meers was advanced in years being 47 (b. ca 1602).  [1
    Probate 09 Sep 1674  Anne Arundel Co., MD Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Reference Number 15940 
    Person ID I658  mm
    Last Modified 29 Nov 2003 

    Father John MEARS 
    Family ID F498  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Elizabeth FREEMAN 
    Children 
    +1. John MEARS
     2. Sarah MEARS
     3. William MEARS
     4. Alice MEARS
     5. Thomas MEARS
    Family ID F499  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Sarah REYNOLDS 
    Family ID F500  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 3 Margaret UNKNOWN 
    Family ID F501  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1602 - ENGLAND Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLand - 24 Aug 1665 - Anne Arundel Co., MD Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsProbate - 09 Sep 1674 - Anne Arundel Co., MD Link to Google Earth
     = Link to Google Earth 
    Pin Legend Address Cemetery Farm Town Parish City County/Shire State/Province Country Region Not Set

  • Notes 
    • Thomas Mears was a member of the committee to build the church in Lower Norfolk Co., VA, 25 May 1640; and was appointed church warden of Elizabeth river parish 6 July 1640. [3]
    • Excerpt of will of Thomas Mears, May 16, 1674 in Anne Arundel County, MD in which he "bequeath unto my cousin Christopher Rowles all my wearing clothes and one cow."
      Ref. Wills Lib. 2 f. 3. [4]

  • Sources 
    1. [S192] Providence, Ye Lost Towne, Mosee, James E., (1976).

    2. [S105] Descendents of Richard and Elizabeth (Ewen) Talbott, Compiler: Shirk, Ida Morrison (Murphy), (Day Printing Co., Baltimore, MD, 1927), p. 25.

    3. [S105] Descendents of Richard and Elizabeth (Ewen) Talbott, Compiler: Shirk, Ida Morrison (Murphy), (Day Printing Co., Baltimore, MD, 1927), p. 24.

    4. [S105] Descendents of Richard and Elizabeth (Ewen) Talbott, Compiler: Shirk, Ida Morrison (Murphy), (Day Printing Co., Baltimore, MD, 1927).