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John Tant

Male Bef 1645 - Bef 1702  (< 57 years)


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  • Name John Tant  [1
    Born Bef 1645  [2
    Gender Male 
    Died Bef 12 Nov 1702  St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4
    Person ID I3158  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of PNH
    Last Modified 22 Oct 2020 

    Family Margaret Bloomfield,   b. Between 1651 and 1654,   d. 1726, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 75 years) 
    Married Bef 1665  St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Children 
    +1. James Tant
    +2. Elizabeth Tant,   b. Bef 1689, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1724, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 37 years)
    Last Modified 22 Oct 2020 
    Family ID F2478  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • First recorded in 1673, an immigrant servant; free later that same year. A "taylor" in 1675, a planter by 1676, with one slave, later four slaves and one servant. Dr. Lois Green Carr's records (citation details below) call his wife only "Margaret", but she notes his their household also contained "Patrick Blomfield, son of John Blomfield."

      His will of 17 Oct 1702 bequeaths to his son James and heirs, personalty, and also confirms to James and heirs the estate "Dry Dockett". To son Mark at 18, all of his other lands, except if Mark dies without issue, lands to pass to daughters … and "to Japhaele and Maryeena Blumfield and Ellinor Dickins, personalty". Thus another Bloomfield connection to the Tant family.

  • Sources 
    1. [S312] John Medley (1615-1660), St. Mary's County Maryland, His Descendants, by Mary Louise Donnelly. Ennis, Texas: Mary Louise Donnelly, 1995.

    2. [S393] Linda Reno, 11 Sep 2012, post to MDSTMARY-L.

    3. [S134] Mike Marshall, Early Colonial Settlers of Southern Maryland and Virginia's Northern Neck Counties.

    4. [S247] Maryland State Archives, Biographical Files of 17th and 18th Century Marylanders, by Dr. Lois Green Carr., year only.