Name: Thomas DURHAM
Given Name: Thomas
Change Date: 28 Jun 2016
No one knows the identity of Dorothy Durham's parents or where Dorothy came from. There are several theories about her identity. No one has proven where Thomas Durham came from, although he is believed to be about the same age as a Thomas Durham born at Port Royal, Bermuda (born 1661, the son of Henry and Judith Hunt Durham; her father was the governor there and Henry later became the governor). There is considerable doubt that they were the same person, since there are references to the Bermuda Thomas as still being in Bermuda some years later. Thomas and Dorothy were in North Farnham Parish in what is now Richmond County, VA by 1686, when their daughter, Mary Durham Dodson, was born. Richmond County is part of the four-county area known as the Northern Neck of Virginia, bounded on the north by the Potomac River, on the south by the Rappahannock River, and on the east by Chesapeake Bay.
Birth: ABT 1696 in England
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Early DURHAM/LINDSEY connections:
Thomas Durham, (b. ca 1697) m. Margaret "Peggy" Lindsey, (b. ca 1700), around 1722 Virginia.
Matthew Durham, (b. ca 1727) m. Susannah Lindsey (b. ca 1731) around 1750 VA
George G. Durham m. Winifred Lindsey (ca 1744??) (George G. Durham died in Brunswick Co., VA - left a Will in 1767)
Samuel Davis Durham, b.ca 1755 Hanover Co, VA) m. Isabel Lindsey, b. ca 1760) m. 10 Sept 1781 in Hanover Co. VA.
Thomas Durham in the Virginia Land, Marriage, and Probate Records, 1639-1850
Name: Thomas Durham
Date: 30 Jun 1740
Location: Spotsylvania Co., VA
Property: 58 a. in St. Geo. Par., Spts. Co., on Northanna River
Notes: This land record was originally published in "Virginia County Records - Spotsylvania County, 1721-1800, Volume I" edited by William Armstrong Crozier.
Remarks: Robert Turner of Spts. Co. and Catherine, his wife, to Zachary Lewis of same county. 14 3s. 6d. curr. 58 a. in St. Geo. Par., Spts. Co., on Northanna River, part of pat. granted Rowland Thomas, June 16, 1726, and by him conveyed to sd. Turner, as by Dee
Margaret LINDSEY b: ABT 1700 in Scotland
- Joab DURHAM b: ABT 1756
- John DURHAM b: ABT 1732