John Todd: Birth: 1664. Death: 1677
Note: Todde, Thomas,Balto. Co.,26th Feb., 1675; 30th May, 1677. To wife Anne, land in Eng. To 4 daus. viz., Anne, Johanna, Francis, and Averill, personalty. To brother Christopher and hrs., 700 A., �Todde� on Chester R. Ex.: Son Thomas. Test: Eben. Mylam, Symond Whitthall. 5. 227. ===== Name Prefix: Captain. Captain Thomas Todd of Virginia and Baltimore County was baptized in Denton, England in 1619. He came to Virginia in 1637 and was granted lands in New Norfolk County for transporting four persons. He patented "Toddsbury" in Gloucester County in 1652 and there he erected a dwelling for his wife and children. "Toddsbury" was inherited by his oldest son Thomas Todd. The simple but beautifully-proportioned house of "Toddsbury" is still standing and has been restored and furnished with antiques by its present owner. It is sometimes opened to visitors in Garden Tour Week. Captain Thomas Todd was a shipowner, owning the ships Augustine and Virginia. He had extensive land holdings in Virginia as well as in Maryland. The name of Captain Thomas Todd of "Toddsbury" appears in Maryland records of August 17, 1664, in connection with the purchase of lands on Patapsco River. He described himself as living in Gloucester County, Virginia. In 1669, designating himself a resident of Patapsco River, Captain Thomas Todd purchased North Point, a tract of 300 acres on the north side of the Patapsco. This was the site of the famous Battle of North Point, fought on September 12, 1814 between the American and British forces in the War of 1812. In June 1669 Captain Thomas Todd purchased 400 acres of additional lands and in 1670 he received warrants for 1200 acres for having transported 24 persons to Maryland. He was a burgess of Baltimore County in 1674 and 1675. The will of Captain Thomas Todd was probated on May 20, 1677. By it he devised to his brother Christopher Todd of London a tract of land called "Todley" situated in Queen Anne County, Maryland. Through Christopher Todd, the Todds have been traced to Denton in Durham County, England. Captain Thomas Todd married Ann Gorsuch, the daughter of Rev. John Gorsuch, whose wife Ann was a daughter of Sir William Lovelace, and sister of Richard Lovelace, the poet, and of Colonel Francis Lovelace, Gov. of New York. The Gorsuch-Lovelace ancestry is a distinguished one. Rev. John Gorsuch was a staunch supporter of King Charles I and, according to tradition, he met his death in 1647 when the Puritans caused him to be smothered in a haystack. The widow Gorsuch then came to Virginia with the children, as her brother, Colonel Francis Lovelace, was in Virginia at that time. After the death of Captain Thomas Todd, his widow Ann Gorsuch Todd married Captain David Jones, who lived at Cole's Harbor, part of the site of the city of Baltimore. Captain Jones, who gave his name to Jones Falls, the stream which runs through Baltimore, arising in the Green Spring Valley, had a dwelling house at what is approximately the corner of High and Fayette Streets in downtown Baltimore. This tract, originally Cole's Harbor, was later repatented by James Todd, son of Captain Thomas Todd, and called "Todd's Range". It extended from Broadway on the east to Howard Street on the west, the northern boundary being Madison Street and the southern boundary the Baltimore waterfront. When Baltimore Town was established in 1729 "Todd's Range" was subdivided into building lots. Captain David Jones died in 1686 and his widow, Ann Gorsuch Todd Jones, then married Captain John Oldton of Garrison Forest. Captain Oldton was commanding officer of the Baltimore County Rangers at Garrison on the Reisterstown Road. One of the properties which he and his wife owned was Darley Hall, located at what is now Harford Road and North Avenue in Baltimore City, extending northward to Darley Avenue. This tract was sold to John Ensor in 1697. From First Families of Howard County, Maryland ====== excerpt from 'Tennessee Cousins' According to the early land records of Virginia (Nugent's Cavaliers and Pioneers), the following persons were practically next-door neighbors of Matthew Howard on the "Westernmost Branch of Elizabeth River" in Lower and Upper New Norfolk County, Virginia: CORNELIUS LLOYD (1636) EDWARD LLOYD, (his brother) (1636) EDWARD DORSEY (Came with CORNELIUS LLOYD) 1646. WILLIAM DORSEY (brought by CORNELIUS LLOYD) 1653. THOMAS TODD (1645) ROBERT BRASHEAR (1640) HENRY MARRIOTT (1646) Later patent in Northampton Co. 1663. ROBERT MARRIOTT. RICHARD HALL (Matthew Howard his Executor and CORNELIUS LLOYD a witness to his will 1645. JOHN and PETER ARUNDEALL(1624-32) JOHN BALDWIN (Patent 1648 in Northampton County)
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