Gilshot THOMAS

Male Abt 1730 - Bef 1792  (~ 62 years)


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  • Name Gilshot THOMAS  [1
    Born Abt 1730 
    Gender Male 
    Land Grant 3 Sep 1753  Anson County, North Carolina, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Chain bearer 2 Aug 1754  Anson County, North Carolina, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Land Grant 5 Mar 1756  Georgia Colony Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Age: 13 
    • Description: 100 acres, petition was postponed
    Land Grant 3 Oct 1758  Georgia Colony Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Age: 15 
    • Description: 300 acres, petition was postponed
    • Date of Import: Feb 15, 2004
    Land 1759  Anson County, North Carolina, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Description: Referenced
    • Date of Import: Feb 15, 2004
    Land Grant 7 Dec 1762  St George's Parish, Georgia Colony Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Age: 19 
    • Description: 200 acres
    Land Grant 2 Oct 1764  St George's Parish, Georgia Colony Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Age: 21 
    • Description: 200 acres granted by Gov. Grant Book E, page 53
    Land Grant Sep 1767  St George's Parish, Georgia Colony Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Land 17 Sep 1767  St George's Parish, Georgia Colony Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Description: Plat Book C, Page 368, Granted 7/1/1772
    Land Grant Jul 1768  St George's Parish, Georgia Colony Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    • Date of Import: Feb 15, 2004
    Land Grant 7 Jan 1772  St George's Parish, Georgia Colony Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    • Description: Grant Book I, page 505
    Land Grant 3 Mar 1772  St George's Parish, Georgia Colony Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Land 14 Apr 1772  St George's Parish, Georgia Colony Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    • Description: Plat Book C, page 355 Granted 6 Sep 1774
    General Court 10 Oct 1775  Savannah Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    • Gilshot Thomas. Certificate of Jas. McKay, COL., and John Twiggs, B. G. April 30, 1784. Petitioner prays 500 acres in Washington Co.
    Military Service 3 Feb 1778  Burke County, Georgia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    • Gilshot Thomas. Certificate of Jas. McKay, COL., and John Twiggs, B. G. April 30, 1784. Petitioner prays 500 acres in Washington Co.
    Revolutionary War Certificate 30 Apr 1784  Burke County, Georgia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [14
    Died Bef Jul 1792 
    Probate 1793  Middletown, , New Castle County, Delaware, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I0253  Thomas
    Last Modified 1 Jun 2012 

    Father John THOMAS,   b. Est Abt 1702,   d. Bef 1792, Middleton NewCastle County Delaware, , United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 89 years) 
    Mother Anne GAILSHIOTT,   b. Est Abt 1702,   d. Bef 1792, Middleton NewCastle County Delaware, , United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 89 years) 
    Family ID F0182  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Helinor WILLIAMS,   b. Est Abt 1682 
    Married Abt 1750  New Castle County, Delaware, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Type: New Castle, Delaware 
    • According to later records, John & Anna Thomas, John Williams and his wife and Daughter Hannah, and Gilshot all lived in New Castle, it is a fair assumption that they were married there. \par
    Residence Bef 19 Dec 1754  North Carolina Colony Find all individuals with events at this location  [15
    • This is possibly near present day Lockhart, SC. Portions of present day South Carolina were considered North Carolina.
    Children 
     1. Mary THOMAS,   b. Abt 1753, North Carolina, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1853  (Age ~ 99 years)
     2. Gilshot THOMAS, Jr,   b. Abt 1754, North Carolina, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aug 1809, Screven County, Georgia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 55 years)
     3. Anne THOMAS,   b. Abt 1756,   d. Bef 1855  (Age ~ 98 years)
     4. Ellinor THOMAS,   b. Abt 1755,   d. Bef 1855  (Age ~ 99 years)
     5. James THOMAS,   b. 1760, Georgia Colony Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1835, Mcintosh County, , United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
     6. Elizabeth THOMAS,   b. 17 Feb 1769, St George's Parish, Georgia Colony Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. (Dead)
    Last Modified 11 Jul 2013 
    Family ID F0101  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Power of Attorney from Gilshot Thomas, Jt. to Alexander Newman
    Power of Attorney from Gilshot Thomas, Jt. to Alexander Newman
    Power of Attorney from Gilshot Thomas, Jt. to Alexander Newman for the property in Middletown, DE

    Documents
    1802 Deed for Delaware Propery
    1802 Deed for Delaware Propery
    Sale of property in or near Middletown, New Castle County, DE. from Gilshot Jr to Alexander Newman. Mr. Newman died 3 months later with out a will.
    Power of Attorney of Anne Thomas Pye
    Power of Attorney of Anne Thomas Pye
    Power of Attorney of Anne Thomas Pye to Alexander Newman upon the death of Gilshot Sr. The information contained in all of the documents show Mary as the oldest child and Gilshot Jr as being born in NC (actually SC).

    Histories
    The case of the two Gilshots
    The case of the two Gilshots
    Which Gilshot is which? Gilshot Sr and Gilshot Jr

  • Sources 
    1. [S0035] The Colonial Records of Georgia Vol X, Candler, Allen D, (Atlanta, , Fulton, Georgia, United States: Franklin-Turner Company, 1907).

    2. [S0007] Colonial Land Entries in North Carolina Vol 2 (1753 - 1756), Dr. A. B. Pruitt (Reliability: 3).
      Sep 13, 1753 Gill Shaw (Shot or Shawthorn --- Lined Out) Thomas enters 400 Acres in Ansone Co (NC); border: near David Burch and runs "up"; warrant dated Sep 4, 1753.

    3. [S0047] Upper Broad River Basin Pioneers 1750--1760, Miles S. Philbeck, (Turner and Philbeck, 1984) (Reliability: 3).
      [633-S] CHARLES YOUNG, 400 acres, 2 August 1754. "Surd for Charles Young a track of Land containing four hunderd accers lying on the No side of Broad River Bank and Runs No 45 Et 254 po to a Stake thence So 45 Et 254 po to a Red oak thence So 45 Wt 254 po to a White oak on the River Bank thence up the various of sd River to the first Station." Saml. Young, surveyor. Chainbearers Gillshot Thos. and Jonathon Wilkins. LGO Anson file 1295. Issued 17 March 1756. Book 13, page 101.

    4. [S0032] The Colonial Records of Georgia Vol VII, Candler, Allen D, (Atlanta, , Fulton, Georgia, United States: Franklin-Turner Company, 1906) (Reliability: 3).
      Pg 332 March 1756 Records
      "Read a Petition of Gilshot Thomas Praying for One Hundred Acres of Land on the South Side of Bryer Creek

      Ordered - That the said Petition be Postponed . . . Pg 816 October 1758 Records
      Read a Petition of Gilshot Thomas setting forth that he had been four Years in the Province having a wife and four Children and was desirous to obtain a Grant of Land for Cultivation Therefore Praying for three hundred Acres in the Fork of Briar Creek near the Mouth thereof and near the Lands Petitioned for by William Champ about Seven Miles from Lands granted Nathaniel Miller Which if granted he angaged to improve the same

      Ordered-- That the further Consideration of the said Petition be Postponed

    5. [S0032] The Colonial Records of Georgia Vol VII, Candler, Allen D, (Atlanta, , Fulton, Georgia, United States: Franklin-Turner Company, 1906) (Reliability: 3).
      Pg 816 October 1758 Records
      Read a Petition of Gilshot Thomas setting forth that he had been four Years in the Province having a wife and four Children and was desirous to obtain a Grant of Land for Cultivation Therefore Praying for three hundred Acres in the Fork of Briar Creek near the Mouth thereof and near the Lands Petitioned for by William Champ about Seven Miles from Lands granted Nathaniel Miller Which if granted he angaged to improve the same

      Ordered-- That the further Consideration of the said Petition be Postponed

    6. [S0033] The Colonial Records of Georgia Vol VIII, Candler, Allen D, (Atlanta, , Fulton, Georgia, United States: Franklin-Turner Company, 1907) (Reliability: 3).
      Pg 770 December 1762 Records

      Read a Petition of Gilshot Thomas setting forth that he had been three Years in the Province had had no Land granted him and was desirous to obtain Land have a Wife and four Children Therefore praying for two hundred Acres on the north Side of Brier Creek joining Lands granted James McHenry and intended to take in Part of a Tract of Land before settled by John Clark an Absentee whose Improvements thereon the Petitioner had purchased--

      Resolved That on Condition & the Prayer of the said Petition is granted--

    7. [S0034] The Colonial Records of Georgia Vol IX, Candler, Allen D, (Atlanta, , Fulton, Georgia, United States: Franklin-Turner Company, 1907) (Reliability: 3).
      Pg 226 2 October 1764 Records
      Several Accounts relating to contingent Expenses were laid before the Board, audited, entered in the Book of Accounts kept for that Purpose and ordered for Payment--

      His Excellency the Governour signed the following Grants viz

      To...

      Gilshot Thomas 200 Acres in the same Parish

    8. [S0035] The Colonial Records of Georgia Vol X, Candler, Allen D, (Atlanta, , Fulton, Georgia, United States: Franklin-Turner Company, 1907) (Reliability: 3).
      Pg 292 September 1767
      Read a petition of Gilshot Thomas setting forth that he had been Some Years in the Province had had Land granted him and was desirous to Obtain an Additional Tract having a Wife five children and two Negroes Therefore praying for One hundred and fifty Acres upon Briar Creek joining Land heretofore ordered him which Land was ordered to Matthew Mushan who since had left the Province and was elapsed--

      RESOLVED That on Condition only that the Petitioner doth take out a Grant for the siad Land within seven Months from this Date and that he doth also register teh said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Province within six Months from the Date thereof that his Majesty may not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the prayer of the said Petition is granted--

    9. [S0036] The Coloinal Records of Georgia Vol XII, Candler, Allen D, (Atlanta, , Fulton, Georgia, United States: Franklin-Turner Company, 1907) (Reliability: 3).
      Pg 191 7 January 1772
      His Honor the President signed teh following Grants Viz
      ...
      In St George's Parish
      To John Anderson 100 Acres
      William Bennett 300 Acres
      Valentine Hollingsworth 200 Acres
      George Kincaid 600 Acres
      John Rae 300 Acres
      Gilshot Thomas 150 Acres

    10. [S0036] The Coloinal Records of Georgia Vol XII, Candler, Allen D, (Atlanta, , Fulton, Georgia, United States: Franklin-Turner Company, 1907) (Reliability: 3).
      Pg 191 7 January 1772
      His Honor the President signed teh following Grants Viz
      ...
      In St George's Parish
      To John Anderson 100 Acres
      William Bennett 300 Acres
      Valentine Hollingsworth 200 Acres
      George Kincaid 600 Acres
      John Rae 300 Acres
      Gilshot Thomas 150 Acres

      Pg 223 3/3/1772
      Read a Petition of Gilshot Thomas setting forth that he had been for some time Resident in the Province, had a Wife six Children and two Slaves and never had buut three hundred and fifty Acres of Land granted him and being desirious of Obtaining an Additional Quantity of Land for Cultivation Therefore Praying for One hundred and fifty Acres of Land Surveyed for James McHenry-- . . . RESOLVED That on Condition & the prayer of the said Petition is granted

    11. [S0058] English Crown Grants in St George's Parish in GA 1755-1775, (Atlanta, , Fulton, Georgia, United States: Secretary of State's Office, 22 MAR 1974), Page 211 (Reliability: 3).
      Lists 3 entries for Gilshot (Guilshot) Thomas totaling 500 acres.

    12. [S0038] Revolutionary Memoirs and Muster Roles, Mary Bondurant Warren, (Athens: Heritage Papers, 1994).
      No 628, Wednesday, October 18, 1775
      The following Georgia citizens failed to appear for jury duty at the General Court held in Savannah Oct 10-11, 1775:
      ... Geelshot [Gilshot] Thomas, St George Parish planter, ..

    13. [S0039] Georgia Citizens and Soldiers of the American Revolution, Robert S. Davis, Jr, (Easley, , , South Carolina, United States: Southern Historical Press).

    14. [S0037] Georgia's Roster of the Revolution, Lucian Lamar Knight, LL. D., F.R.S., (1920: List of Soldiers and Sailors whether Enlisted from GA or Settled in GA After the Hostilities), Page 170 (Reliability: 3).
      Gilshot Thomas. Certificate of Jas. McKay, COL., and John Twiggs, B. G. April 30, 1784. Petitioner prays 500 acres in Washington Co.

    15. [S0047] Upper Broad River Basin Pioneers 1750--1760, Miles S. Philbeck, (Turner and Philbeck, 1984) (Reliability: 2).
      [700-S] WILLIAM OAR, 302 acres, 19 Dec 1754. "Surd for Willaim Oar a track of Lan containing three hundered and two accers on the South Side of pacalat River on the North Side of Sandey Run Including the place where Gille Shote thomas formerly Lived Begining at a Black Oak and Runing thence So 60 Et 55 Chains to a Stake thence So 30 West 55 CHains to a Red Oak thence So 60 West 55 Chains to a pine thence to the first station".