Thomas Sprigg
Thomas Sprigg Lord of Northhampton Manor


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Thomas Sprigg Lord of Northhampton Manor

  • Born: 1630, Kettering, Northamptonshire, England
  • Marriage (1): Eleanor Nuthall on 1 Sep 1668 in Kettering, Northamptonshire, England
  • Died: 29 Dec 1704, Prince George's Co., Maryland, (United States) at age 74

  Research Notes:

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Thomas Sprigg, a well to-do planter, arrived in America in about 1650.

On 18 Jan 1658, a patent was issued to Thomas Sprigg who had transported to Maryland "Himself, Catherine, his wife, Verlinda Roger, Edward Bushell, Nathaiel Sprigge and Hugh Johnson." The patent was for a tract of 600 acres, called "Sprigley," on Chester River. Thomas Sprigg called one of the tracts he took up "Kittering" and another "Northampton." Ultimately, Thomas Sprigg owned nearly 1000 acres of land and is considered instrumental in developing Prince George County, MD.

His year of birth has been placed based on a deposition made in 1665 in which he gave his age as 35 years. Another deposition made in 1694 gave his age as 64 years.

His first wife, Kathryn, was living on 17 Aug 1661; she was probably a sister of Governor Stone of Maryland, who in his will, dated 3 Dec 1659 and proved 21 Dec 1660, mentions "my brother Sprigg;" and Thomas Stone, son of the governor, executes an assignment, 3 Aug 1662, 'to my uncle Thomas Sprigg."

In 1651 Thomas Sprigg was living in Northampton County, VA, but by 1660-61 he had settled in Calvert County, MD, on or near "Resurrection Manor," and later at "Northampton," Prince George County. In 1661 he and John Nuthall signed the "Submission to Parliament."

Thomas Sprigg fought against the Nanticoke Indians. He was Justice of the Peace and of the Quorum for Calvert County in 1658-67-68-69-70-74. Com. High Sheriff of Calvert County, 1 Apr 1664 to May 1665; he was also one of the first gentlemen to be made Justice of the Peace and Gentleman Justice of the Quorum for Prince George County, 1696.

"Lt." Thomas Sprigg was a signer of the Association Address to King William III congratulating him upon his escape from "Conspiracy and Assassination."

In 1696 he endorsed a round-robin letter from ship-owners and commanders of the fleet excusing delay in sailing to England on the ground of "illness among the men, backward crops, and desertions to Penna."

Maryland Calendar of Wills: Volume 3, pg 48
Sprigg, Thomas, Sr.,Prince George's Co., dated 9 May 1704;
Proved 29 Dec 1704.
To son Thomas, ex., plantation and land of Northamton and Kellering, which have not been disposed of; also 1/3 of patent 500 A. in manor of Colington.
To dau. Martha Prather and hrs., 1/3 of residue of 500 A. lying near Jonathan Prather's.
To dau. Oliver Nutthall, residue of afsd. patent lying near Jonathan Prather's.
To Thomas Stockett, grandson Thomas Stockett, Oliver Stockett, and each of sd. Thos. Stockett's child.,
To daus. Elizabeth Wade and her child., Ann Gittens and her child., Oliver Nutthall and her child., and Martha Prather and her child., personalty.
To daus. afsd., residue of estate; division to be made by Sam'l Magruder, Sr., Edward Willett and John Smith at Mattapany.
In event of death of son Thomas, sons-in-law Robert Wade, Phillip Gittens and Thomas Prather to assume executorship.
Test: Thomas Lucas, Sr., Thomas Lucas, Jr., Dorothy Lucas. 3. 443.
Thomas Shepard 19,139 1 PG 3,2.8 Mar 16 1698 Apr 6 1699
Appraisers: Thomas Sprigg, William Affotts.
List of debts: James Beale.
Administrator: James Beale,
Coughing, Thomas, (nunc. ) 15th Aug., 1662;
27th Oct., 1662.
Character of estate not shown.
Exs.: Matthew Stone, Thos. Sprigg, Thos. Trueman.
Test: Wm. Calvert. 1. 161

Thomas married Eleanor Nuthall, daughter of John Nuthall III and Elizabeth Bacon, on 1 Sep 1668 in Kettering, Northamptonshire, England. (Eleanor Nuthall was born in 1645 in Northampton Co., Virginia, (United States) and died on 16 Mar 1701 in Prince George's Co., Maryland, (United States).)

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