398/399) Newport Parish sold Joseph JACKSON for 4,400 pounds of tobacco 300 acres where they were living north of Main Blackwater adjoining Ann POPE, Thomas BOONE, and Cypress Branch (from a grant of 1,803 acres to my father Mathew STRICKLAND on April 20, 1680), witnessed by William CRUMPLER and John WILLIAMS. Also stated as a reason for selling was he was “hereunto moveing”. William Williams got 2 patents on the south side of Blackwater: Williams, William. I really can’t make a conclusion of what is going on with this Thomas… Wm Boon is cited as “of Albermarle Co” and not Chowan… wife Mary sons Nicholas (dwelling plantation) William Joseph daughters Mary Martha Ann brothers William Boon Thomas Boon, Junr —————————————- I think, but can’t prove, that Carolus married a Boon (his wife was named Mary) but you see Mary was a common name for the Boons. Note the signature mark for Thomas Boon (Capital T with the B on the stem)… to William Powell of the Lower Parish of Isle of Wight Co VA 11¬£ current money of VA 200 acres more or less on the north side of Roanoke River in Ocanocha Neck, joining the Beaver Dam branch and the Edge of a Pond now in his Peaceable possession part of a Pattent for William Boon married the sister of William Browne.
was this foray south to the Kingsale area just an investment? A later tax list of Chowan County, NC mentions one Thomas Boon as “a Virginian”… So I assume it is this guy who gets the 1724 Virginia patent on the NC/VA border at Meherrin River. around 1720 a Thomas Boon in Chowan County is referred to as Thomas Boon “Junior”. If the North Carolina Thomas Boon is referenced in this 1713 deed… this is next to where Carolus Anderson gets his patent in 1726… he also had John Bryan as his power of attorney which seems to indicate he may have been living near the Maherrin River near Carolus Anderson? Here are some notes on 3 other of the “apparent” brothers: Joseph Boon d.1728 sons James Joseph Thomas Ratlif daughters Mary Elizabeth James Boon d.1733 wife Elizabeth sons none named in will daughters Mary m. From the above though, it seems plausible that Nicholas may be the culprit… per the NC patent of 1668- that Thomas Boon is likely born prior to 1648. B Boon is still alive and his death date is undetermined…. it is not impossible but very unlikely in my opinion. and below is another image of the 1705 sig mark to compare… From that I conjecture that at least William Boon may have been around NC as early as 1706???
likewise “her” son Thomas live with his mother til 19…
without re-writing anything below, I am now of the opinion that there was never a Thomas Boon property record dating to 1668. The “earliest” record of a Boon that I can even remotely consider to be a progenitor is the Nich Boon of 1667 or so in Isle of Wight, VA.
I also cannot connect any history to that Nich Boon of IOW… So I am left with only questions concerning the early 1700s Boons of NC.
the one on the 1721 Chowan list is Thomas “A” Boone (remember that the IOW Thomas had a “mark” of a capital T with a B on the stem. even if a bit younger she would be up to dying also about this time… I have gone to great pains in another Page on William Browne being the son of John Browne (Indian Trader of Nansemond). 9, 1724., Part of a patent for 600 AC granted William Bennett, dated 1723-land on S/S Meherrin River adj.
In that compilation I arrived at the conclusion that a sister of William Browne was Elizabeth who married John Joyner.
“There does not appear to be reliable documentary evidence of his presence in Isle of Wight county earlier than 1678.” “Matthew STRICKLAND appears to have settled about 1678 in Isle of Wight County, Virginia, where he passed the rest of his life. When it finally opened up it was as if a dam had burst. Ack by John Bryan by virtue of a Power of Atty from William and Elizabeth Boon. https:// ====================================== A random thought…. I find it interesting that the 1717 Chowan census lists only James Boon… The bulk of the Boons who settled around Meherrin River obtained their patents for land in 1723.