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View Tree for Thomas TrammellThomas Trammell (b. 1650, d. 1725)

Thomas Trammell (son of Phillip Trammell)118, 119, 120 was born 1650 in Devonshire, England121, and died 1725 in Westmoreland County, Virginia121, 122, 123. He married (3) Mary Alice Williams on Abt. 1674124, daughter of John Williams.

 Includes NotesNotes for Thomas Trammell:
In the spring of 1671 Thomas sailed from Bristol, England to America. He signed an agreement 5 March, 1674/75 to work for 4 years for Francis WYETH. At the end of that time, he was given 50 acres of land in the colony. He eventually owned plantations in St Paul's and Overwharton Parishes, both in Stafford County. At that time, tobacco was brought to the Stafford ports for export. Thomas died 1720/21. His estate in Stafford County was probated in 1725/26

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Thomas' birth date is supposition based on his indenture and arrival into Virginia. Records were destroyed, but an inventory record, 1725, exists. We are assuming that John Williams was the father of Thomas' wife as he gave land to John.

From Notes or Ronald and Carol Mitchell, 211 Capitol Dr., Pittsburgh, PA
15236-3901 (Received 19 Dec 1995): Thomas TRAMMELL resided St. Paul's
Parish, Stafford County, Virginia, USA. 'married ? Williams, daughter of John
Williams. 'resided Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia, USA. 'born between 1649 and 1654 England; Family came from France then seated in Devon and then Suffolk, England. He emigrated in 1670-1 to Stafford County, Virginia, USA, from England. His master was Francis Wyeth. Court record: "Upon oath of Capt Moore that Thomas Tramell came to this country but for four years, it is ordered that he be acquitted from service and that Mr. Francis Wyeth, his master, do pay him coin and clothes according to custom and costs" on 5 Mar 1674-5, Westmoreland County, Virginia, USA. 'died in 1720-21 VA, USA. His estate was probated in 1725-6 Stafford County, Virginia, USA.

(An interesting aside: A Bondsman, in other contexts, before the Civil War wasn't necessarily considered a slave. Many, many of our ancestors reached agreements with "patrons" in which they agreed to barter so many years of service for passage and land here in the colonies. Poor families "bonded" out their children in exchange for food on the table for the rest of the family. This served a double purpose in some cases. For instance, a boy bonded to a blacksmith would also receive training in a profession that would insure him a livelihood in years to come. I might also add that the person who held the bond on an indentured servant was responsible under the law for that person's well being. If mistreatment or abuse occurred, and was taken before the court, the debt was considered paid and that person was free to seek another "master" or strikeout on his own. It is unlikely that many of these cases came before the court, and unlikely that the servant would have a lot of evidence to prove his/her case, but the laws existed.)

Betty Brown Johnson's Notes: In book, DESCENDENTS OF THOMAS TRAMMELL, REVOLUTIONARY SOLDIER, by Charles M. McCleskey. Said to have come from Devonshire, England, about 1670-71. In "service" of Mr. Francis Wyeth for 4 years. Settled in Stafford County, Virginia, and died there. From "Trammell Family of Virginia, Ohio, Arkansas, Missouri and Texas," by Katherine Cox Gottschalk, Nov. 3, 1948. Manuscript in Salt Lake City Library: "The first appearance of the name Trammell in America is in Virginia to which colony came Thomas Trammell from England, probably from the county of Devon, sailing from Bristol as so many did who settled in Stafford and Westmoreland Counties in Virginia about 1665-1690.

"Thomas Trammell came to Virginia abt 1670 as the following record shows: Minutes of the council of the General Court of Virginia, p. 405: 'Upon the oath of Captain Moore that Thomas Trammell came to this country for but four years, it is ordered that he be acquitted from service and that Mr. Francis Wyeth,
his master, do pay him corn and clothes according to the custom and costs--Mar. 5, 1674-5.' This indicates Thomas Trammell came to America in the spring of 1670-1671.

"Thomas Trammell would, through this action, receive his 50 acres headright of land and be ready to assume his duties as a citizen of the colony." Thomas seemed to have settled in Stafford (previously Westmoreland) County and there he died about 1721. The Trammells were in Truro Parish in Virginia, having moved to plantations where the present town of Falls Church, Virginia, stands. Thomas Trammell had land in St. Paul's Parish and Owrwharton Parish, Stafford County, and died in Stafford County. His estate accounts and inventory are recorded in Stafford Co., Virginia, Bk K, p 17. (Bk K is one of the lost books!)

"The old index book merely establishes for us the date of the passing of Thomas Trammell. From these meager facts we can deduct that Thomas Trammell was born no later than 1654; this would be placing him at the age of 16 upon his transportation to Virginia and probably 1649 to make him age 21 in 1670." Thomas came to Stafford Co. about the time that many very good Englishmen, and very young men, were coming into that section of Virginia. I choose to think, from the work done, that he was a very young man and married in the colony and left a family there. John Trammell, supposedly his son, appears in the records in 1698 just 28 years after the arrival of Thomas and just 24 years after the establishment of Thomas Trammell as a citizen in Stafford County, Virginia." The records of the next generation by the name of Trammell in Stafford, Westmoreland, Prince William, Fairfax and Loudoun Counties of Virginia give us the children and grandchildren of Thomas. These records have been gone over as thoroughly and carefully as it is possible to do at the time of this search, whether another examination would bring out some few more points which would add to the history of Thomas Trammell would be a question. If all the books were extant, we could find more facts about them." (End of quotes from Mrs. Gottschalk's manuscript, done for Commander Webb Trammell of U.S. Navy and who descends from Gerrard, son of John Trammell, supposedly son of Thomas, the immigrant ancestor.

From Virginia Hunt : Thomas Trammell emigrated to Virginia in the spring of 1671. He probably sailed from Bristol, England. His father was Phillip Trammell, son of Thomas Tremall of Kent and Devon.


2. The gender of Thomas Trammell is male.

Birth Year: 1650
Birth Location Code: En
The location code shown here is as originally provided to Broderbund - a one or two-character code, sometimes based on the first one or two letters of the location and sometimes based on other abbreviations. Unfortunately, these codes can not be accurately converted into a fully spelled-out form, due to potential conflicts in interpreting the codes. For example, the code "NE" could be New York, Nevada, or Netherlands. Therefore, we strongly recommend you take caution in making any assumptions about this location field. Please see the Introduction to this Archive for further information about locations.

Spouse: Susanna Hale

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Source Number: 129.000
Source Type: Electronic Database
Number of Pages: 1
Submitter Code: LTB

3. The gender of Thomas Trammell is male.

Birth Year: 1649
Birth Location Code: en
The location code shown here is as originally provided to Broderbund - a one or two-character code, sometimes based on the first one or two letters of the location and sometimes based on other abbreviations. Unfortunately, these codes can not be accurately converted into a fully spelled-out form, due to potential conflicts in interpreting the codes. For example, the code "NE" could be New York, Nevada, or Netherlands. Therefore, we strongly recommend you take caution in making any assumptions about this location field. Please see the Introduction to this Archive for further information about locations.

Spouse: ??? Williams

The original source document is located in the Yates Publication's archive. The original source may have additional information about the descendants and parentage of this couple. Please refer to the "Ordering Additional Information" chapter of the Introduction to this Archive for details on how to order additional information. Use the following data when submitting your order request to Yates Publishing Company.

Source Number: 929.000
Source Type: Electronic Database
Number of Pages: 1
Submitter Code: MZS

4. The gender of Thomas Trammell is male.

Birth Year: 1650
Birth Location Code: En
The location code shown here is as originally provided to Broderbund - a one or two-character code, sometimes based on the first one or two letters of the location and sometimes based on other abbreviations. Unfortunately, these codes can not be accurately converted into a fully spelled-out form, due to potential conflicts in interpreting the codes. For example, the code "NE" could be New York, Nevada, or Netherlands. Therefore, we strongly recommend you take caution in making any assumptions about this location field. Please see the Introduction to this Archive for further information about locations.

Spouse: ??? Williams

The original source document is located in the Yates Publication's archive. The original source may have additional information about the descendants and parentage of this couple. Please refer to the "Ordering Additional Information" chapter of the Introduction to this Archive for details on how to order additional information. Use the following data when submitting your order request to Yates Publishing Company.

Source Number: 130.000
Source Type: Electronic Database
Number of Pages: 1
Submitter Code: LTB


More About Thomas Trammell:
Date born 2: Bet. 1645 - 1650, Devonshire, England.125
Date born 3: Abt. 1649, Devon, England.126
Date born 4: Abt. 1650, ENGLAND.127
Date born 5: 1650, ENGLAND.127
Died 2: WFT Est. 1667-1740127
Died 3: WFT Est. 1680-1741127
Died 4: Abt. 1725, ?.128
Died 5: Abt. 1725, Stafford County, Virginia.129
Military service: Transportee, VA.

More About Thomas Trammell and <Unnamed>:
Marriage: WFT Est. 1663-1697, ?.130

More About Thomas Trammell and <Unnamed>:
Marriage 1: 1668, St. Gile, Cripplegate, London, England.
Marriage 2: WFT Est. 1649-1693131

More About Thomas Trammell and Mary Alice Williams:
Marriage 1: Abt. 1674132
Marriage 2: WFT Est. 1664-1685132
Marriage 3: WFT Est. 1667-1700132
Marriage 4: 1668, St. Gile Cripplegate, London, England.133

Children of Thomas Trammell are:
  1. +John Trammell, Sr., b. February 17, 1675, Stafford County, Virginia, d. 1730, Virginia134.

Children of Thomas Trammell are:
  1. +John Trammell, Sr., b. February 17, 1675, Stafford County, Virginia, d. 1730, Virginia134.

Children of Thomas Trammell and Mary Alice Williams are:
  1. +John Trammell, Sr., b. February 17, 1675, Stafford County, Virginia, d. 1730, Virginia134.
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