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Thomas Glascocke, I

Male 1613 - 1667  (53 years)


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  • Name Thomas Glascocke 
    Suffix
    Born 6 Jun 1613  Moreton, Essex Co., England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 3 Jun 1667  Lancaster Co., VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I124  MyTree
    Last Modified 4 Nov 2014 

    Father Henry Glascocke, II,   b. 1582, Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1634, Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years) 
    Mother Margery Fitch,   b. Abt 1588, Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1694, Elizabeth City, VA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 106 years) 
    Married Abt 1609  Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F4668  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Jane Juett,   b. Abt 1615, Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1667, Lancaster Co., VA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 52 years) 
    Married 17 Jun 1634  St. Mary's Whitechapel in the Co. of Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Gregory Glascocke,   b. Abt 1634, Moreton, Essex Co., England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1689, Lancaster Co., VA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 55 years)
    +2. Thomas Glascock, II,   b. Abt 1645, Moreton, Essex Co., England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1701, Lancaster Co., VA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 55 years)
     3. John Glascocke,   b. Abt 1646, Moreton, Essex Co., England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1695, North Farnham Parish, VA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 49 years)
    Last Modified 17 Jul 2017 
    Family ID F4659  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 

    • Index Library, Vol. 62, London Marriage Licenses, page 120.

      Guildhall Library, City of London Libraries, London EC.2, MS 10,
      091/16:
      17 Mo Jun 1634...
      "This day appeared personally Thomas Glascock of ye parishe of St.
      Mary Whitechappell in ye county of Middlesex, joyner and a batchelor
      aged about 23 yeares and at his owne government & alledgeth that he
      intendeth to marry Jane Juet of ye same place, maiden aged about 23
      years & att her own government, her parents being deceased & that
      there is noe lawful lett or impediment by reason of any precontract,
      consanguinity, affinity or otherwise, to hinder this intended
      marriage, he made faith and desired license for them to be married in
      ye parish churche of St. Mary Staynings, London. (Signed)
      Thomas Glascock
      (Signed) Row: Jennings--(Rowland Jennings, surrogate of the Vicar
      General of the Bishop of London)"
      (See The Glas(s)cocks of England and America by Rev. Lawrence A.
      Glassco on page 231 for a copy of the license).
      By signing his name Thomas shows he was of the Gentry class.

      Thomas had moved to VA with his family by 1643 because on 30 Aug 1643
      he received two land patents. From the patents we know his wife's
      name was "Jane". The reason for moving might have been the 1642 Civil
      War in England instigated by a power struggle between King Charles I
      and the Parliment led by Oliver Cromwell.

      One of the 1643 patents was for 130 acres in Warwick River Co.
      "parallel to his own and land of John Leyden and adjacent to land of
      Thomas Davis" possibly for transporting three persons to Virginia
      from England. This was for land on the lower part of the penninsula
      between the James and York Rivers and situated near the James River
      somewhat between Newport News, Hampton and Yorktown. John Leyden is
      listed in the records as an "Ancient Planter", one who arrived in
      Virginia before 1616. He arrived with John Smith and the first
      settlers, at age 27, on the "Susan Constant" in 1607.

      On 30 Aug 1643, Thomas also patented 200 acres "a mile and a half upon
      the south side of Peankatanke River, adjacent Christopher Boyce" for
      transporting 4 persons to Virginia, which included Thomas and his
      wife, Jane. In 1652 he was appointed Justice of the Peace for the
      Peankatanke area by the Burgesses, sitting at Jamestown. The
      Peankatanke River was north of his other patent, between the York and
      the Rappahannock Rivers. It flows into the Chesapeak Bay just a few
      miles below the mouth of the Rappahannock. The first patent on the
      Rappahannock was granted in 1642, and only four others before Thomas'.
      The south shore of the Peankatanke was inhabited by the Chiskiake
      Indians. It is believe that the Glascocks lived in this are for about
      9 years.

      On 28 Jul 1652 Thomas was granted a patent for 600 acres about 30
      miles north of his Peankatanke land, on Morattico Creek in Lancaster
      Co. of VA. Two hundred of these acres were received in exchange for
      the surrender of his first patent for the land on the Peankatanke
      River and the remaining 400 acres were for transporting eight more
      persons to the colony.

      On 9 Jan 1662, Thomas received another patent for 280 acres adjoining
      the land he had at the head of the Morattico Creek for transporting 6
      more persons. It is most likely that he moved his family north onto
      the Morattico Creek property during the early 1660s. Morattico Creek
      was named for the "Moraughtacund Indians".

      "Thomas Glassocks's land, in Lancaster Co., is on a narrow seaboard
      peninsula of VA called the 'Northern Neck' which is bounded on the
      east by Chesapeake Bay, on the north by the Potomac River (River of
      Swans), and on the south by the Rappahannock River (Quick Rising
      Waters). Only fifteen to twenty miles wide, it runs inland between
      the great rivers for about a hundred miles. The Glascock land is
      located on the point of land at the junction of the Morattico and the
      Lancaster (formerly also called the Morattico) Creeks where they flow
      into the Rappahannock River, and is thus surrounded on three sides by
      water. The land is situated uphill from the little fishing village of
      Simonson. The East Creek (Lancaster Creek) is the boundary between
      Richmond and Lancaster Counties... This area was one of the most
      densely inhabited parts of Powhaten's Empire, and the hardest fighting
      must have occurred along the Rappahannock near the 'Indian Banks'
      area."
      (Source: The Glas(s)cock--Glassco Saga, by Lawrence A. Glassco)

      The Thomas Glascock Family (Thomas Glascock & Jane Juet & children -
      the immigrants) have their family name inscribed on the American
      Immigrant Wall of Honor on Ellis Island in New Jersey (near the Statue
      of Liberty - next island in New York).
      The family appears on Panel # 706 which was just recently installed in
      late December, 2003.
      I have chosen to have the Thomas Glascock Family - our immigrant
      ancestors of about 1643- to be honored on the Wall of Honor at Ellis
      Island.

      Although our Glascock family did not immigrate through Ellis Island,
      this wall has been chosen to honor immigrants to the USA. The wall
      contains the names of President George Washington's great grandfather
      and John F. Kennedy's great grandparents among others. If you travel
      to Ellis Island be sure and see the wall where Thomas Glascock & Jane
      (Juet) Glascock & children are honored.