Thomas Marsh

Thomas Marsh

Male 1615 - 1655  (40 years)

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  • Name Thomas Marsh  [1
    Born 1615  England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Immigration 1648  Maryland, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 24 Mar 1655  Severn, Anne Arundel, Maryland, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I24431  mytree
    Last Modified 1 Jan 2021 

    Family Margaret Harford,   b. Abt 1620, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 1640 
    Children 
    +1. Thomas Marsh, II,   b. Abt 1643, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 28 Oct 1679, Kent, Maryland, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 36 years)  [natural]
     2. Elizabeth Marsh,   d. 1684  [natural]
    +3. Margaret Marsh  [natural]
    Last Modified 1 Jan 2021 
    Family ID F9187  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1615 - England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsImmigration - 1648 - Maryland, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 24 Mar 1655 - Severn, Anne Arundel, Maryland, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • THOMAS MARSH (ca. 1615-ca. 1656). BORN: ca. 1615, probably in England. IMMIGRATED: in 1648/49 as a free adult with wife Margaret and children from Virginia. RESIDED: in Lower Norfolk County, Virginia, 1637-1648/49; Broad Neck Hundred, Anne Arundel County, 1649 -death.
      MARRIED first, Margaret Harford.
      MARRIED second, Sarah (last name possibly Pitt).
      CHILDREN. SON: Thomas Marsh (ca. 1643-1679). DAUGHTERS: Elizabeth (?-1684), who married Thomas Taylor (?-1684/85); Margaret, who married first, Richard (?-by 1669), son of Richard Preston (ca. 1618-ca. 1669/70), and second, William Berry (ca. 1636-1691).
      PRIVATE CAREER. EDUCATION: literate. RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION: Protestant. Marsh gave bond for William Durand (?-1672), an elder of the Independent Church in Virginia, and left Virginia shortly after Durand was exiled. Marsh was cited by the court of Lower Norfolk County, Virginia, for not attending the parish church and refusing to hear common prayer. SOCIAL STATUS AND ACTIVITIES: transported to Virginia by Thomas Holt; called "Thomas Marsh (alias Rivers)"; Mr., by 1650. OCCUPATIONAL PROFILE: merchant, with vessel engaged in New England trade; planter; physician, 1651.
      PUBLIC CAREER. LEGISLATIVE SERVICE. Parliamentary Commission, 1655. OTHER PROVINCIAL OFFICES: justice, Provincial Court, 1655; signer of treaty with Susquehanna Indians, July 5, 1652. LOCAL OFFICE: justice, Anne Arundel County, 1650.
      WEALTH DURING LIFETIME. LAND AT FIRST ELECTION: over 500 acres (had owned at least 150 acres in Upper Norfolk, Virginia, prior to emigration).
      WEALTH AT DEATH. DIED: probably in late November or December 1655, certainly by March 20, 1656/57, when the administration of his estate was granted to his widow, Sarah Marsh. Marsh apparently died of wounds received in the battle against the proprietor's forces at Providence, Anne Arundel County, March 25, 1655. [A Biographical Dictionary of the Maryland Legislature 1635-1789 by Edward C. Papenfuse, et. al.]

  • Sources 
    1. [S373] A Biographical Dictionary of the Maryland Legislature, 1635-1789, Edward C. Papenfuse, et al., (Name: Johns Hopkins University Press; Location: Baltimore, MD; Date: 1985;), p574, vol.426.


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