Thomas Claiborne

Thomas Claiborne

Male Abt 1525 - 1581  (~ 56 years)

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  • Name Thomas Claiborne 
    Born Abt 1525  Kings Lynn, Norfolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Birth Abt 1525  St Margaret's Parish, Kings Lynn, Norfolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Death Dec 1581  St Margaret's Parish, Kings Lynn, Norfolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Died Dec 1581  Kings Lynn, Norfolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Burial 7 Dec 1581  St Margaret's Parish, Kings Lynn, Norfolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried 7 Dec 1581  Kings Lynn, Norfolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I21  mytree
    Last Modified 19 Aug 2018 

    Family Katherine Unknown,   b. Abt 1530,   d. Bef Dec 1581  (Age ~ 51 years) 
    Married St Margaret's Parish, Kings Lynn, Norfolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Thomas Claiborne, Jr,   b. 1557, Kings Lynn, Norfolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Sep 1607  (Age 50 years)  [natural]
     2. Dorothy Claiborne,   b. Abt 1555  [natural]
     3. Katherine Claiborne  [natural]
     4. Joane Claiborne,   b. Bef 24 Jun 1560,   d. Sep 1575  (Age > 15 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 19 Aug 2018 
    Family ID F26  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Abt 1525 - Kings Lynn, Norfolk, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBirth - Abt 1525 - St Margaret's Parish, Kings Lynn, Norfolk, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDeath - Dec 1581 - St Margaret's Parish, Kings Lynn, Norfolk, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Dec 1581 - Kings Lynn, Norfolk, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBurial - 7 Dec 1581 - St Margaret's Parish, Kings Lynn, Norfolk, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 7 Dec 1581 - Kings Lynn, Norfolk, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - - St Margaret's Parish, Kings Lynn, Norfolk, England Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • The arms of this family which appear on the seal of William Claiborne, Secretary for the Colony of Virginia and founder of the Virginia amily, is the same as that of the family of Cliburne of westmoreland, England, "Ar, three chevrons enterlaced in a base sa, a chief of the last" (Burke gen. Armory; 56 V. 433)

      The English connection of their family was long in doubt but same was finally established by Dr. Clayton Torrence, Director and Correspoonding Secretary, of the Va. Historical Society. His interesting and exhaustive search is described in the Va. Historical Mag. (Vol. 56, pp.328-343; 431-460)

      Thomas Cleyborne, the elder, of the Parish of St. Margaret, Borough of King's Lynn, Norfolk, merchant, was the grandfather of Sec. Wm Claiborne. Thomas was admitted free of King's Lynn in 1552/53. He was Mayor of the Borough of King's Lynn in 1573; Justice of the Peace, 1574; Alderman, 1587. His will was dated Dec. 1, 1581, probated May 21, 1582. He desired to be buried "in the parish church of St. Margarets' in King's Lynn near the Sepelture of my late wife" After many bequests to the church and charity he bequeathed to "Dorothy Clayborn my daughter L. 330, of which L. 150 shall be paid to her on marriage and the other L. 150 within one year immediately following, to her one of my best silver bows; to Kathrine Clayborne my daughter (the same); to my said daughters for their maintence until their marriages L. 20 apiece yearly payable quarterly; to my brother George Reveley, clerk, I forgive him his debts to me; to Johan, wife of Wm Lawrence, L. 10 equally divided amongst them; to Anne Baxter, my daughter in law L. 50 which I have of to be paid at day of marriage. To Michael Revett, notary public the writer hereof 40/. The residue of my goods and chattels, whom I make executor." Wits. Thomas Clayborn, Jr. Michal Revett, notary (P. C. C. 24 Thire white) (For futher evidence as to identity of persons mentioned in will see discussion 56 V. 447)

  • Sources 
    1. [S38] Claiborne of Virginia: The First Eight Generations, John Frederick Dorman, (Name: Baltimore, 1995;), p719.


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