Thomas Wellbourne

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Thomas Wellborn (also: Welbourn, Welbourne, Wellbourne), son of John Wellborn II, [1] :9 was born in Accomack County, Virginia in 1640 and died in 1702. [1] :8 He served as Captain in the King's Militia, and in the Virginia House of Burgesses from 1699 to 1702. [2] [3] [4] He was also a member of the Board of Justices. [5] In 1678, he became the first English settler to claim land on the Fox Islands in Chesapeake Bay, patenting 83 acres (34 hectares) on Little Fox Island. [6] He had a son, William, who served as a soldier in the Revolutionary War. [3]

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  2. Shepherd, W. Flora (1981). Genealogy, history and biographical records of the descendants of Philip Hupp and Mary Buzzard, John Shain and Mary Turpin, and allied families. Capitol City.
  3. 1 2 Thomas McAdory Owen; Marie Bankhead Owen (1921). History of Alabama and Dictionary of Alabama Biography, Volume 4. S. J. Clarke publishing Company. p. 1744.
  4. H.L. McIlwaine, ed. (1913). "Wednesday, May th 3d, 1699". Journals of the House of Burgesses of Virginia 1695-1702. Colonial Press, E. Waddy Company. p. 140. Resolved. That Mr. Tully Robinson and Mr. Thomas Welbourn are duly elected and returned Burgesses to Serve in this Assembly for Accomack County.
  5. Daughters of the American Colonists (1931). Lineage Book, Volume 3. Daughters of the American Colonists.
  6. William B. Cronin (2005). The Disappearing Islands of the Chesapeake. JHU Press. p. 101. ISBN   9780801874352.