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Thomas Coomes

Male Bef 1699 - Bef 1753  (< 54 years)


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  • Name Thomas Coomes 
    Alternate birth Abt 1690  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Alternate birth Abt 1695  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Born Bef 1699  [3
    Gender Male 
    Died Bef 27 Jan 1753  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 4, 5
    Person ID I9686  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others
    Last Modified 16 Sep 2019 

    Father Richard Thomas Coomes,   b. Abt 1654,   d. Abt 1747, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 93 years) 
    Family ID F3399  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth Wharton,   b. Abt 1694, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Nov 1772, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 78 years) 
    Married Bef 1724  [3
    Children 
     1. William John Coomes,   b. 8 Aug 1734, Coomes Purchase, Charles, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Nov 1824, Cox's Creek, Nelson, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years)
    Last Modified 16 Sep 2019 
    Family ID F5796  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • From Combs-Coombs &c.:

      Thomas (Richard1), born bef 1699; died testate, Charles County, Maryland, 1752/3; married before 1724, Elizabeth WHARTON, died 1772, Charles County. Children:

      * Mary Ann (Thomas2, Richard1), married bef 1753, James HAMILTON
      * Bennet (Thomas2, Richard1), died bef 1767, married Drusilla CULVER
      * Thomas Wharton (Thomas2, Richard1), living 1783 on Green's Inheritance, died 1804, Charles County, Maryland
      * Anastasia (Thomas2, Richard1), born 1743 died 11 Aug 1799, Iberville Parish, LA, married Joseph Ignatius HAMILTON
      * Ann (Thomas2, Richard1), widowed by 1775, married Roby STEWART
      * William (Thomas2, Richard1), born 1734-40, died 1824, Nelson County, Kentucky
      * Joseph (Thomas2, Richard1), died aft 1777
      * Francis Ignatius (Thomas2, Richard1), born 1734-52, died 1817, Hardy County, Virginia, married Cassandra CULVER
      * Walter (Thomas2, Richard1), born 1734-52, died 1775 in Charles County, Single

      We thank Carol Collins and Joe Lewis for the above! Note also that much more information is available on all children and grandchildren than the above on our Charles County site.

      From www.coomes.org. But please also read the note appended to this excerpt.

      Thomas Coomes Occupation: Planter Property: Coomes Purchase, Charles County, MD Religion: Catholic

      THOMAS COOMES was born Abt. 1695 in Charles County, Maryland, and died January 1753. He married ELIZABETH WHARTON 1719, daughter of JESSE WHARTON and MARY WHARTON. She was born 1699, and died 1772.

      Thomas Coomes was a planter. Coomes Purchase, his plantation, was on the west side of Portobacco main branch in line of a tract of land called Green's Inheritance, and near the plantation of Alexander Hamilton. This was the home plantation of the Coomes family, and the place where all of Thomas and Elizabeth's children were born. They also had land called Christian Milford in Nanjem Hundred in Charles County, Maryland, relatively close by.

      In 1719, Coomes' Purchase 100 acres were surveyed for Thomas Coomes. His will was proved January 29, 1753: mentions son, Thomas Wharton Coomes to whom he wills Coomes Purchase; son, Walter, part of Greens Inheritance; son, Bennet, all of my whole and sole right to a part of Greens Inheritance. Four younger sons, Joseph, William, Francis Ignatius, and Walter when they became 18, wife Elizabeth. (All properties were to be held by Elizabeth until her death)

      Elizabeth Wharton Coomes, wife of Thomas, died in 1772. In addition to the children named above, her will mentions her daughter, Mary Ann Hamilton (wife of James), Ann Smith, Anastasia Hamilton (wife of Joseph). Elizabeth left Christian Milford to sons Thomas Wharton Coomes and Walter Coomes.

      Notes for ELIZABETH WHARTON: Dr. Jesse Thomas Wharton, father of Elizabeth Wharton Coomes, was commissioned as Deputy Governor of Maryland in 1676 and served in this position until his death.

      Children of THOMAS COOMES and ELIZABETH WHARTON are:

      WILLIAM COOMES, b. Coomes Purchase, Charles County, Maryland; d. November 06, 1824, Cox's Creek, Nelson County, Kentucky.

      MARY ANN COOMES, b. 1726, Coomes Purchase, Charles County, Maryland; d. 1785.

      BENEDICT "BENNET" COOMES, b. Abt. 1720, Coomes Purchase, Charles County, Maryland; d. Bef. 1767.

      THOMAS WHARTON COOMES, b. Abt. 1716, Coomes Purchase, Charles County, Maryland; d. Abt. 1804.

      ANASTASIA COOMES, b. 1732, Coomes Purchase, Charles County, Maryland; d. 1799.

      ANN COOMES, b. Abt. 1730, Coomes Purchase, Charles County, Maryland; m. ROBY STEWART, 1760.

      More About ROBY STEWART and ANN COOMES: Marriage: 1760

      JOSEPH COOMES, b. Coomes Purchase, Charles County, Maryland; d. 1799.

      FRANCES IGNATIUS COOMES, b. 1726, Coomes Purchase, Charles County, Maryland; d. April 03, 1822, Fairfield, Nelson County, Kentucky.

      WALTER COOMES, b. Abt. 1718, Coomes Purchase, Charles County, Maryland; d. 1775.

      Notes on the above, by PNH:

      (1) The reference to "the plantation of Alexander Hamilton" has nothing to do with the future first Secretary of the Treasury; there really was a planter in the area with the same name, no relation.

      (2) Regarding the parentage of Elizabeth Wharton, the Jesse Wharton who served as deputy governor of Maryland did indeed serve in that position "until his death" -- for a whole five weeks, in June and July of 1676. He was appointed deputy governor on June 16, 1676, with de facto gubernatorial authority because the nominal governor, the son of the colony's recently-deceased proprietor, was an infant. Wharton died in office shortly thereafter, on July 27, 1676, twenty-three years before Elizabeth Wharton's stated birth date. Jesse Wharton left behind one son, Henry Wharton, by his wife Elizabeth Sewall, so it's conceivable that Henry could have been the father of Thomas Coomes's wife.

  • Sources 
    1. [S134] Early Colonial Settlers of Southern Maryland and Virginia's Northern Neck Counties.

    2. [S246] Descendants of Richard Coomes I, by Ann Whalen.

    3. [S133] Combs-Coombs &c.

    4. [S246] Descendants of Richard Coomes I, by Ann Whalen., month and year only.

    5. [S133] Combs-Coombs &c., year and county only.