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CAPTAIN THOMAS STONE
(1677 - 1727)
Thomas Stone, son of John and Elizabeth Stone, was born in Charles County during 1677, according to a deposition made in 1721. He married first Martha, the daughter of Colonel Philip Hoskins. The latter died in 1714, and besides appointing Thomas Stone as the overseer of his estate, he named as heirs his grandson Thomas Stone and daughter Martha Stone. Oswald Hoskins, son of Colonel Philip Hoskins, died in 1721 and named by will his brother-in-law Thomas Stone as the overseer of his estate, and at the same time mentioned his sister Martha Stone.
The following list of children has been proved, but the fact that he named only two children in his will and referred to other children makes it difficult to establish an absolute list.
Children of Thomas and Martha (Hoskins) Stone
1. Thomas Stone.
2. David Stone married twice. q.v.
3. Anne Stone, died 1761, married Roger, son of Gerard Fowke. Issue: Catherine and Gerard.
4. Mary Stone married William, son of Robert and Mary (Hoskins) Hanson. Issue: Aurelia; William; Theophilus; Samuel; and Jenny Hoskins.
In 1715 he, as Captain Thomas Stone being a member of the Assembly, signed a petition to His Excellency on the death of the Queen and also the petition upon the ascendancy of His Majesty, George I, to the throne.
Thomas Stone leased to William Thornton, Gent., of King George County, Virginia, 500 acres of land in King George County, which Edward Maddock in his will, proved in Stafford County during 1694, had devised to John Robbins, son of Robert, of Maryland, but in the event that John Robbins died without issue the land was to descend to John Stone, son of John, of Maryland, and his heirs, and inasmuch as both parties died without issue the land descended to Thomas Stone, the present leasor "only brother of the said John of whole blood as heir-at-law".
Thomas Stone after being a widower for several years married Catherine ----, but it is believed that no issue resulted from the union.
Thomas Stone dated his will May 25, 1727, it being proved the following November 7, by the Rev. William MacConchie, Henry Barnes, and Verlinda Boughton. He devised his son David one-half of the dwelling-plantation and personalty. His widow Catherine was to enjoy the other half of the dwelling-plantation during life then to his son David. Certain personalty at her death were to be divided among unnamed children. The residue of the estate was bequeathed to David and Mary.
The inventory of the personal estate of "Thomas Stone Sr." was filed on November 23, 1728, by Catherine Stone as the executrix, with Matthew Stone and William Stone as the kinsmen.
Catherine Stone, whose will was proved in Charles County on February I, 1750, by John Blackwood and Margaret Smith, is believed to be his widow. She named William Hanson and Gerret Fowke as executors and the following of no stated relationship as her heirs-Anne Fowke; Mary Hanson, the wife of William Hanson; Catherine Fowke, the daughter of Gerret Fowke; Richard Reeder; Gerret Fowke who received 500 acres of "Aqunkeck's Hills" near Permunkey; and David Stone, Mary Stone, and Anne Stone, children of David Stone.
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Thomas Stone, son of Matthew and Rachel (Smoot) Stone, was born at "Poynton Manor" in Durham Parish, Charles County. He married Margaret -----, and one son--Matthew--was born.
Thomas Stone Jr. negotiated his will on January 19, 1758. He named his wife, Margaret, as the executrix and devised her during widowhood the dwelling-plantation. After her decease or remarriage the estate was to revert to his then minor son, Matthew, and in the event that the latter died without issue then to Samuel Stone, the brother of the testator. The instrument was proved in Charles County on November 6, 1758, by Anne Matthews, William Hanson, and Maximillan Matthews.
On February 14, 1759, John Stone signed the inventory papers as the administrator, with Samuel Stone and William Stone as the kinsmen. Joseph Manning and Maximillan Matthews were the greatest creditors. John Stone as the executor rendered an account on February 18, 1761.
His only son, Matthew, as late as 1790 was living alone in Charles' County, with five slaves, and apparently died a bachelor. On April 12, 1791, he conveyed to Richard Barnes, of Charles County, that portion of "Poynton Manor" which was deeded by Matthew Stone Sr. to his son Thomas on May 13, 1747. No wife waived her dower rights. He served as a private in a militia company during the Revolution, and in 1783 he was seated on 50 acres of "Poynton Manor" with no family.
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CAPTAIN THOMAS STONE (1696 - 1771)
Thomas Stone, son of William and Theodosia (Wade) Stone, was born at "Poynton Manor", Durham Parish. As Captain Thomas Stone in 1743 he testified as being 47 years of age and in 1769 as 73 years of age. He married Margarey ???:
Children of Thomas and Margarey Stone:
1. Mary Stone, born Jan. 10, 1739, died spinster 1795, named nieces: Mary Stone Jones, Margaret Fowke, Margarey Hanson, and Catherine Meek; and great-nephew Thomas Jones.
2. Verlinda Stone, born Aug. 25, 1740, married James Smith and William Jones. Dan. Mary Stone Smith, born Oct. 12, 1761.
3. Theodosia Stone, born Aug. 9, 1742, married William MacConchie. Children: Lillias, born Feb. 11, 17--; Anne, born Dec. 20, 1764; John, born Dec. 20, 1764; William, born 1767; Margarey.
4. Margarey Stone. born Jan. 9, 1743, married ----- Smith.
5. William Stone, born Aug. 24, 1746, d.s.p.
Thomas Stone negotiated his will on July 27, 1770, and named his wife, Margarey, as executrix and at the same time devised her the dwelling-plantation and one-third of the personal estate during life. To his single daughter, Mary, he willed the land "which my father bequeathed to me where William Mansell formerly lived and which is now in the possession of Barton Stone". He named his daughters, Verlinda Smith and Theodosia MacConchie, and his granddaughters, Lilias MacConchie, Mary Stone Smith, and Margarey Smith. The residue of the estate he willed to his son, William Stone who was also named as executor, and to his daughter, Mary Stone.
On January 4, 1771, he drew up a codicil . "Be it known that ... I gave to my daughter Margarey Smith was because she died before me and I gave her what I desire". The instrument was admitted to probate in Charles County on November 4, 1771, by Richard Barnes and Mathias Ralley.
The inventory of his personal estate was taken on November 20, 1771, and appraised at £1,090/3/3, with William MacConchie and Mary Stone as the kinsmen. His widow, Margarey Stone, certified to the inventory on March 25, 1772 as "the surviving executor".
His widow, Margarey Stone, made her will on January 7, 1773, and named the following heirs: daughters Theodosia MacConchie and Mary Stone; and granddaughters Lillias MacConchie, Mary Stone Smith, and Margarey Smith. She appointed her daughter Mary and son-in-law William MacConchie as the executors. The will was presented for probate in Charles County on June 10, 1773, by Richard Barnes, James York, and James Muncaster.
In 1783 Theophilus Hanson by order of the Land Office resurveyed that portion of "Poynton Manor" which belonged to the heirs of Thomas and Richard Stone and found that the tract contained 1,736 acres instead of the supposedly 1,000. The extra 736 acres were divided among the following "present owners" all heirs of Thomas Stone-William MacConchie 101 acres, William Jones 135 acres, Mary Stone 100 acres, and Margarey Smith 400 acres.
On April 16, 1799, Mary Stone Jones, of Charles County, for £1,000 conveyed to Samuel Jones 468 acres of "Poynton Manor" on which she lived and which she inherited from her grandfather Thomas Stone and his brother Richard Stone through her mother.