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Thomas HEARNE

Male 1691 - 1762  (70 years)


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  • Name Thomas HEARNE  [1
    Born 31 May 1691  Delmar, Somerset County, Maryland, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Burial Thomas died 1 March 1762. He is buried in the family cemetery located on the land settled by his father. Stated therein--Somerset County is not Worcester County.  [2
    Occupation Sub-sheriff of Somerset County, Maryland:  
    Buried Mar 1762  Delmar, Somerset County, Maryland, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 1 Mar 1762  Delmar, Somerset County, Maryland, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • See will of Thomas Hearne
    Notes 
    • William T. Hearne, BRIEF HISTORY
AND GENEALOGY OF THE HEARNE FAMILY; 1627-1907; 1907, Examiner Printing Company,
Independence, Missouri, FHL Film 0553999, pg. 43; (microfilmed
from copy in Library of Congress). COMMENTS: Buried in family burial ground
on family farm, which is in Somerset Co., MD. Aparently the oldest child.
Birth range based on other sibling information.
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Info from Hearne, "History and Genealogy of the Hearne Family", Pages 43,103,200,277,432,618,623,654,672:--- was the ancestor of the Hearnes in Texas from whom the town of Hearne took its name. He died two years before his father.
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SPOUSE NAME: The LDS IGI suggests spouse may be Elizabeth Day /Calloway/
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      Information associated with the Carney and Kin family tree, found on Ancestry.com, appears to be quite complete, thoroughy documented and relevant to this history. Portions of this family tree are referenced within this persons information found herein; with appropriate credits cited. All information is found in the Vital Records of each respective county.
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      Thomas Hearne (Heron) (31 May 1691-1762), Gent., planter, son of William and Mary ____ Hearne, inherited from his father part of plantation, St. Kitts, although there was no clear title until Thomas Hearne had tract surveyed and patent for 50 a. was issued 11 Dec 1759.

      In 1709 Thomas Hearne witnessed will of Hugh Porter, and he is mentioned in will of Thomas Newbold (1712) [Chapter 16], states, ‘to my daughter Sarah, wife of Thomas Hearne…’ Judicial records indicate that Thomas Hearne was involved in lawsuits with Thomas Layfield and Thomas May in 1718. Thomas Hearne first appears in Somerset Co. tax lists in 1724. In 1728 he was the official who authored, in a strong, flowing script, ‘A trew List of taxable persons of Wekacomocoe hundred’ [see signature from this tax list above].

      In 1739 tax list for Somerset Co., Wicomico Hd., he lived in Household 692 with his son, Nehemiah Hearne, and one slave. On 19 Aug 1730 Thomas Hearne, with his brother William, bought an 850 a. tract called Stanes (Stains), originally patented by Col. William Stevens 2 July 1682, from Thomas Layfield, Gent., and his wife, Catherine (Katherine, nee Newbold, who m., second, 15 May 1733 - 9 Feb 1736/7, James Breeman), Thomas Hearne’s brother-in-law and sister-in-law. Thomas’s share, 425 a. on westernmost side, was paid for with 10,000 lbs. of tobacco.

      In a 1759 boundary dispute between Md. and Del., ‘Thomas Hearne, Gent., Aged Sixty nine’ deposed that in 1732 he was ‘Sub sheriff to Joshua Caldwell high Sheriff of then Somerset County’ (now Worcester Co.), and in 1731 was present when ‘John Caldwell [Chapter 14]then Deputy Surveyor of Somerset County’ surveyed lands which were ‘the Division between the Province of Maryland and the County of Sussex.’ Hearns Venture (Adventure), a 100 a. tract, was surveyed by David Wilson on 28 Nov 1740 for Thomas Hearne, although it was not patented until 29 Sep 1760. The tract, ‘lying of a branch of ye afsd. River commonly called Chaldwells Branch,’ had 19 a. of cultivated land ‘with fence railes’ and included ‘two hundred & twenty eight apples trees, one pare tree, a hundred peach trees & eleven Cherry trees,’ and six log structures: ‘a Logged Tobb.o (tobacco) house twenty & Sixteen an old Logd house fifteen & twelve one d:o (log house) ten feet square & three Loggd Corn Stacks.’

      In addition to corn, Thomas Hearne also grew tobacco for a number of years on his plantation: not only did he have a tobacco ‘house,’ he possessed more than a ton of tobacco, recorded in an additional inventory of his estate on 3 Aug 1762, valued at £13.8.4 (by Joseph Scrogin, sub sheriff, Elijah Hearne, and Jonathan Harne). In an account filed 2 July 1764, Thomas Hearne, Jr., paid 1036 lbs. of tobacco to officials (Ephraim King, Thomas Holbrook) for fees regarding his father’s estate; he allowed £2 ‘of this accountants account for finding Two Tobacco Hogeshead and Prising2147 pounds of Tobacco and Carying it to the warehouse.’ Thomas Hearne deeded part of Stains, for 10 shillings each, to two of his sons in 1745: on 21 Sep Nehemiah Hearne received 125 a., and on 11 Dec George Hearne received 150 a. In the tax list for 1754, five Negroes were listed in the household of Thomas Heron, Sr.; and on 10 Apr of that year he patented Eagle Tower, a 100 a. tract, which he deeded to his son Thomas Hearne, Jr., on 17 Nov 1759.

      Thomas Hearne m., before 9 Feb 1712, Sarah Newbold (b. Somerset Co. 1 Nov 1691), dau. of Thomas (Justice of Peace, d. 1713) and Jane Newbold, of Acquintica, a plantation on Pocomoke R., and had issue: (1) William, before 1727, (2) George, before 1718, (3) Ebenezer, before 1730, (4) Thomas, before 1717, (5) Nehemiah, before 1717, (6) John, (7) Elizabeth, (8) Jemima, (9) Mary, m. Joshua Morgan, (10) Sarah, (11) Ann(e), (12) Esther, m. Benjamin Vinson. It has been stated that Thomas Hearne m. Sally Wingate, but no substantiating information has been found. Presumably Sarah (Newbold) Hearne, d. before 1745, as there is no record of her releasing dower rights in any of the deeds in which her husband transferred property to his sons. Among bequests in Thomas Hearne’s will, all to his children and grandchildren, were 11 Negroes, farm animals, various household items, including 2 ½ dozen large leather chairs, 2 Indian bowls, 3 silk rugs, old books, 4 old account books, a Bible, testament, a prayer book, an 80 gal. Cask, and 11 other casks of different sizes. John Hearne received 100 a. of Hearns Venture, 50 a. of St. Kitts, and 50 a. of Tower Hill. Thomas’ inventory, dated 16 June 1762, totaled L631.8.3.”

      Abstracts of the above mentioned deeds of Thomas Hearne to this sons are as follows:
      Indenture dated 21 September 1745. Thomas Hearn, Gentl. of Somerset County to Nehemiah Hearn, sadler, of same county; for 10 shillings, 125 acres of a tract called Staines (originally granted to Colo. Wm. Stevens for 850 acres on 2 July 1682, 425 acres of which was conveyed by Thomas Layfield & Catherine his wife to Thomas Hearn) beginning at a white oak marked with 12 notches standing about 100 yards from William Hearns fence on the west side on or near the dividing line of Thomas & William Hearns land and from thence to run to the further end of George Hearns fence.
      (s) Thomas Hearn
      Wits: M. Dashiell & Day Scott
      Ack: 21 September 1745
      Rec: 7 November 1745
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      Indenture dated 1745. Thomas Hearn of Somerset County, planter to George Hearn, planter, of same county; for 10 shillings, 150 acres of the tract called Staines.

      Wits: Geo. Dashiell & Isaac Handy     
      Ack: 11 December 1745     
      Rec: 28 December 1745
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      Indenture dated 17 November 1759. Thomas Hearne, planter, of Somerset County to his son Thomas Hearne, planter of same county; for £5, a tract called Eagle Tower which was granted unto Thomas Hearne Senr. on 10 April 1754, containing 100 acres.

      Wits: Isaac Handy, Senr. & William Stevens     
      Rec: 20 November 1759”
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            A transcript of the actual deed from Thomas Hearne, Sr., to his son, Nehemiah Hearne for part of Stains, dated 21 September 1745, is as follows:
      This Indenture made the twenty first Day of September in the year of our Lord God 1745 Between Thomas Hearn of Somerset County and province of Maryland Gent. of the one part and Nehemiah Hearn Sadler of County and province afd of the other part Witnesseth that whereas the said Thomas Hearne is and Stands Seized in fee Simple of an Estate of four hundred and Twenty five Acres of Land being the Moiety or half part of a tract of Land containing Eight Hundred and fifty Acres of Land called Staines Lying and being in Somerset County afd Originally Granted unto Coll William Stevens of said County and province afd as of patent may Appear bearing Date the Second Day of July 1682 and whereas Thomas Layfield and Catherine his wife did by Deed of Sale Convey unto the afd Thomas Hearn the afd four hundred and Twenty five Acres of Land as is Recorded Amongst the Records of Somerset County in Lib: S:H:fol:281&282 Reference thereunto being had will plainly Appear Now this Indenture further Wittnesseth that the said Thomas Hearn for and in Consideration of the sum of ten Shillings to him in had paid and other good causes thereunto moving him before the Ensealing and delivery of these presents the receipt whereof he doth hereby Acknowledge and Absolutely Acquit and discharge the said Nehemiah Hearn his heirs Exrs and Admrs by these presents have Given Granted Bargained sold Enfeeoff(?) and Confirmed and by these presents do Give Grant bargain sell Enfeoff and Confirm unto him the said Nehemiah Hearn his heirs and Assigns for Ever on hundred and Twenty five Acres of Land part of the above named four hundred and Twenty five Acres of Land to begin at a marked White Oak marked with Twelve Notches Standing about one hundred yards from William Hearns fence on the west side on or near the Dividing Line of Thomas and William Hearns Lands and from thence ___ about west to the further End of George Hearns fence as it Stands on that Course About One hundred and forty poles and from thence to the head Line which is North one hundred and Twenty poles and from thence North Eighty one Degrees East One hundred and forty poles and from thence with a right Line the to the marked Red Oak [note: it was a white oak when we started!] with twelve Notches to Contain one hundred and twenty five Acres of Land more or Less To have and To hold the afd tract of Land Called Staines before by these presents bargained and sold with all and Singular the Appurtenances thereunto belonging unto him the said Nehemiah Hearn his heirs and Assigns for Ever and the said Thomas Hearn for himself his heirs Exrs or Admrs and Every of them doth Covenant and Agree and promiss and Grant to and with the said Nehemiah Hearn his heirs and assigns and Every of them by these presents that he the said Thomas Hearn for himself & his heirs Exrs Admrs and Every of them the said One hundred and Twenty five Acres of Land part of the said tract called Staines before by these presents bargained and Sold or hereby Intended to be bargained and sold and Every the Appurtenances thereunto belonging to him the said Nehemiah Hearn his heirs and Assigns Against him the said Thomas Hearn his heirs and all and Every of them shall and will warrant and for Ever Defend the same one hundred and Twenty five Acres of Land and premisses from any person or persons whatsoever Claiming Lawfully from by in or under him or any of his heirs the rent or rents or Services due to the Lord or Lords of the f__ Always Excepted and fore pri__ed and the said Thomas Hearn for himself his heirs Exrs and Admrs Assigns doth hereby Covenant and Agree and grant unto and with the said Nehemiah Hearn his heirs and Assigns that the said Nehemiah Hearn his heirs and Assigns shall and may for Ever Quietly and peaceably have hold Occupy and Enjoy the afd one hundred and Twenty five Acres of Land with all and Singular the Appurtenances thereunto belonging without the Lo_suit Trouble or molestation of him the said Thomas Hearn his heirs Exrs Admrs or Assigns In Wittness whereof the said Thomas Hearn hath to this present Indenture set to his hand and Seal the Day and year above written.
            M Dashiell      Thomas Hearn \
            Day Scott”

      The above mentioned deposition of Thomas Hearne regarding what he knew about the boundary between Maryland and Delaware is copied in full below:
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      Worcester County sst
            Thomas Hearne of Somerset County in the Province of Maryland Gent Aged Sixty nine years or there abouts being sworn on the holy Evangels of Almighty God Deposeth and saith that in the year of our Lord One thousand seven hundred and thirteen he this Deponent Travelled from the Head of Nanticoke into Sussex County where he met with one Abel Pride a liver there who informed this Deponent that Green Branch and the Beaver dam Drains were the Division between the Province of Maryland and the County of Sussex And this Deponent further saith that in the year of Our Lord seventeen hundred and thirty two he this Depont was Sub sheriff to Joshua Caldwell high Sheriff of then Somerset County and that all the Inhabitants to the Southwestward of the aforesaid Branch Beaverdams & Drains paid their Levies unto him this Deponent & submitted to any Precept he had against them from the then County of Somerset And this Deponent further saith that he was informed that the Inhabitants of the Eastermost side of the Branch Beaverdams & Drains aforesaid were within the County of Sussex and those of the Southwest Side were within the Province of Maryland And this Deponent further saith that in the year Seventeen hundred & thirty one he was present when a Certain John Caldwell then Deputy Surveyor of Somerset County Surveyed a Parcel of Land for one Dobson near the aforesaid Drains and that he this Deponent then heard the said Caldwell say that the aforesaid Drains were the Division between the Province of Maryland and the County of Sussex And this Deponent further saith that the Bridge across Gravelly Branch at the Place formerly called the Wading Place is six or seven Miles within the reputed lines aforesaid of the Province of Maryland and further this Deponent saith not.     

      Thos Hearne Senr
      Taken & Sworn to this 29th Day of August Anno Dom 1759.
                  Jos Collins
            Before      Wm Ellegood [2]
    Person ID I6903  Ronald Allen Snowden Family Tree
    Last Modified 22 Jun 2008 

    Father William HEARNE,   b. 1627, London, London County, England, UK Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Oct 1691, St. Kitts, Somerset, Maryland, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years) 
    Mother Mary CUTHBERT,   b. 1649, London, , England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Oct 1691, Delmar, Somerset, Maryland, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 42 years) 
    Married 1627  London, London County, England, UK Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    _UID 197FE74F9241464EA5A1827423D82FCC67E0 
    Family ID F5346  Group Sheet

    Family Sarah 'sally' NEWBOLD,   b. 1 Nov 1691, Pocomoke , Somerset County, Maryland, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1762, , Somerset County, Maryland, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 70 years) 
    Married Abt 1712  , Somerset County, Maryland, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Sarah married Thomas Hearne before the date of her father’s will, 9 February 1713. [Thomas Newbold’s will was dated 9 Feb 1712, but this was under the old style calendar. The actual date of his will, in accordance with our present calendar system, would then be 9 Feb 1713.]
    _UID BBA8C7F7FC824F73835429732914345BA0B8 
    Children 
     1. William HEARNE,   b. 1699, , Somerset County, Maryland, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef Mar 1762, , , Maryland, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 63 years)
     2. Nehemiah HEARNE,   b. Abt 1715, , , Maryland, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Mar 1760, , Somerset County, Maryland, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 45 years)
     3. George HEARNE,   b. Abt 1715,   d. Abt 1782  (Age ~ 67 years)
     4. Ebenezer HEARNE,   b. 6 May 1717, , Worcester County, Maryland, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Apr 1796, , , Delaware, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
     5. Thomas HEARNE,   b. 1720,   d. Abt 1800, , Montgomery County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
     6. Mary HEARNE,   b. Abt 1728
     7. Esther HEARNE,   b. Abt 1730
     8. Sarah HEARNE,   b. Abt 1732
     9. Anne HEARNE,   b. Abt 1734
     10. Jemima HEARNE
     11. John HEARNE
     12. Elizabeth HEARNE
    Family ID F5199  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [S245] (Examiner Publishing Co., Independence, Missouri (out of print)).

    2. [S285] Carney and Kin.