Person:Thomas Claiborne (16)

Thomas Claiborne, Sr
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Name[1] Thomas Claiborne, Sr
Gender Male
Birth? 1525 King's Lynn, Norfolk, England
Alt Birth[1] Abt 1532 King's Lynn, Norfolk, England
Marriage to Katherine Reveley
Death? 22 Jul 1580 King's Lynn, Norfolk, England
Alt Death[1] Bet Dec 1581 and May 1582 King's Lynn, Norfolk, England

Will of Thomas Claiborne, 1 Dec 1581:[1]

Asks to be buried "in the parish church of St. Margaret's in King's Lynn near the Sepelture of my late wife." Makes numerous bequests to the Church and to various charities. Then he bequeaths to "Dorothie Clayborn my daughter £300 , of which £150 shall be paid to her on marriage and the other £150 within one year immediately following, to her one of my best silver bowls; to Katherine Clayborne my daughter, the same; to my said daughters for their maintenance until their marriages £20 apiece yearly payable quarterly; to my brother George Revelye, clerk, I forgive him his debts to me; to Johan, wife of William Lawrence, £10 equally divided amongst them; to Anne Baxter my daughter-in-law £50 which I have of hers in my custody. I also give her £30 which I promised her to be paid at day of marriage. To Michael Revett, notary public, the writer hereof 40/ [shillings]. The residue of my goods and chattels [and] shipping adventures abroad I give to my son Thomas Clayborne whom I make executor."

Wits: Thomas Clayborn Jr.; Michal Revett, notary.

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Boddie, John Bennett. Virginia Historical Genealogies. (Redwood City, California: Pacific Coast Publishers, 1954)
    p. 36.

    Made a freeman of the Borough of King's Lynn, Norfolk, 1553 (presumably when he was 21 years old, the usual age for this). Mayor of the Borough of King's Lynn in 1573; Justice of the Peace, 1574; Alderman, 1577.