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Thomas Hinton

Male 1600 - Bef 1658  (< 58 years)


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  • Name Thomas Hinton 
    Born 8 Apr 1600  Chilton Foliat, Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died Bef 23 Sep 1658  [1
    Buried 23 Sep 1658  Chilton Foliat, Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I36921  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others
    Last Modified 12 Nov 2021 

    Father Thomas Hinton,   b. Between 1573 and 1574, of Chilton Park, Chilton Foliat, Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Feb 1635  (Age ~ 62 years) 
    Mother Catherine Palmer,   d. Bef 11 Oct 1609 
    Married 1595  [2
    Family ID F21688  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth,   d. Bef 20 Feb 1658 
    Last Modified 12 Nov 2021 
    Family ID F21702  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • "Hinton, Thomas, first appears as a member of the council on Feb. 8, 1633-34. He did not enjoy the honor long as Harvey soon removed him on the charge that he had given the governor 'ill words,' which reason seems to have been accepted by the English privy council as a valid one, and there is no other mention of Thomas Hinton in our records. Neill, in 'Virginia Carolorum,' says that the councillor was Sir Thomas Hinton, whose daughter married Samuel Mathews, but this seems unlikely, for an account of Virginia written in 1649 asserts that Mathews married a daughter of Sir Thomas Hinton, while the notices of the Virginia councillors in 1634 and 1635 style him simply 'Thomas Hinton, Esq.' or 'Mr. Thomas Hinton.' He is 'Mr. Thomas Hinton' in the account of the examination of Gov. Harvey before the English privy council on Dec. 11, 1635. Neill says that one William Hinton, a brother of Mrs. Mathews, was a gentleman of the King's privy chamber, and it seem probable that Thomas Hinton, the councillor, was another brother. Foster, in his 'Oxford Matriculations,' states that a Thomas Hinton was knighted July 1, 1619, and thinks he may have been the same as Thomas Hinton of Wiltshire, gent., who matriculated at Queen's College, Oct. 15, 1591, aged 17. Sir Thomas Hinton was of Chilton-Foliet, Wiltshire. The register of the parish gives the births of Thomas, April 8, 1600, and William, July 25, 1605, sons of Thomas Hinton Esq. and Katherine his wife; also the burials of Mrs. Katherine, wife of Mr. Thomas Hinton, Oct. 11, 1609 of Elizabeth, wife of Thomas Hinton (doubtless the son) Sept. 20, 1658, and of Thomas Hinton, Sept. 23, 1658." [Encyclopedia of Virginia Biography, citation details below]

  • Sources 
    1. [S5773] Encyclopedia of Virginia Biography ed. Lyon Gardiner Tyler. New York: Lewis Historical Publishing Company, 1915.

    2. [S47] The History of Parliament. Some citations point to entries from the printed volumes not yet added to the online site.