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Thomas Glascock

Birth1 JUN 1662
Death18 JAN 1725
Aged: 62.6 years

Thomas Glascock  was born on June 1, 1662 at Farnham Creek, Old Rappahannock Co.VA.  He married Sarah Stone Glascock  in 1689 at Richmond County, Virginia.  He died on Jan. 8,  1729/30 at Fauquier Co. VA. Sarah Stone was born about 1671 in Old Rappahonnock Co. VA, the daughter of William, b. 1645 VA and Sarah Stone, married 1664. William Stone was the son of Col. John Stone, b. 1920 VA, and Mary Nelson, b. abt 1622, Caroline VA and married 1642. John was the son of George Stone, b. 1597 England and Mary Vernon, b. 1600 and married 1618.

Note for William Stone: Wills of Richmond Co. VA 1699-1800 Robert K. Headley, f114v William Stone, Farnham Parish, Richmond Co. VA will Nov. 7, 1706, Oct. 1, 1707 sons Phillip, Joshua, son-in-law Robert Scolfield, grandsons Gregory and John Glascock, wife Sarah, daughter Elizabeth, Marry Fann executor.  Page 233 Sarah Stone Widow and relict of William Stone of Richmond Co. VA: daugheter Elizebth Dawson (now wife of William Dawson) a tract of land near the lands of George Glascock and James Tune….etc.


  VOL. XVII.           OCTOBER, 1908         NO. 2

                      Order Book No. 1.

   May 5, 1692, Present: Capt. George Taylor, Mr. William Underwood,
  Capt. William Barber, Mr. James Scott, justices.
  May 12, 1692 - Col. John Stone, sworn sheriff.
  June 1, 1692 - Capt. George Taylor, Capt. William Barber, Capt.
  Alexander Swan, Mr. William Underwood, Mr. James Scott, Mr. Thomas
  Glasscock, Mr. John Deane, Mr. Alexander Doniphan.
  Thomas Glasscock, son of Gregory and Mary, arrived at full age, June1, 1692

He killed William Forrester on Nov. 5, 1723 under unknown circumstances. He then fled the county and was not seen by his family again. His lands were confiscated and his family had to start over in Faquier Co.1 Thomas Glasscock died circa 1730.1

1. [s2] Lawrence A. Glassco, The Glasscock-Glassco Saga (3rd Edition) (Niles, Ohio: Self published, 1975). Hereinafter cited as The Glasscock Saga.
Thomas was also a Rappahannock River tobacco planter [ of the Northern Neck.] His cousin, Col. George Glasscock apparently built "Indian Banks" on the Morattico Creek. Col. George amassed a fortune and his children married prominent persons.

Thomas lived a few miles north on Farnham Creek. Less is known about him. His wife, Sarah Stone, was related to the important Stone family of Col. John Stone who was Sheriff of Richmond Co. in 1692. Thomas may have been a successful tobacco planter, like his cousin. He inherited land fr om his father, Gregory, in 1682. In 1715 he acted on a committee to take depositions in a property question.  In 1718 and 1719 he was appointed surveyor of the highway from Capt. Tarpley's house over the Morattico Hill to the main road.

Then tragedy struck. On November 5, 1723, Thomas made "an assualt on t he Body of William Forrester by stabbing him with a knife by means where of the said Forrester Instantly Dyed." No other details on the murder are available. No knowledge of the circumstances surrounding the incident are known, nor is a motive known, or any justifying facts. Afterwards Thomas fled from his home and apparently was never heard from again by his family. His son Gregory, who was 23 years old at the time, accompanied his father and was later arraigned by a Richmond Co. Court as an accessory after the murder.  He had to acknowledge himself “Indebed to our Soverigne Lord the King” and post a bond of 40 pounds sterling and appear before the court at any time called with “a Twelve month and a Day”. Following is a copy of the testimony at the hearing:"Gregory Glascock being examined saith that on the fifth of November last about midnight he set off in a boat with his father THOMAS GLASCOCK from their Landing (on Farnham Creek) and the next morning his father put him on Shoar the other side of the River about five miles below Morattico Creek, and then he travelled to Gloucester Town, and went over the Ferrey to York Town, and from thence went to Hampton Town, and soe went over James River and Landed at one Willsons, and from thence Traveled Through Norfolk Town and went to a place Called the Northwest Landing, and then came back about Two Days before Christmas to the house of one Nehomiah Jones, and from thence made the best of his way home."
After   hearing the testimony of Gregory and his brothers, John (age 24) and Thomas, Jr. (age 18), the court found that "the principal not being attainted, noe indictment will lye against the Accessory, therefore the sd Gregory Glasscock is Admitted to Baille ."  There was no trial.

The murder and flight of Thomas left Sarah with six children on the Farnham Creek property. She probably maintained the family home for a time in the best way she could manage, but "King" Robert Carter took possession of Thomas' real estate, negroes and other property which was forfeited to the government.  Carter's will in 1726 states, "if my son John (Carter) comes to enjoy the said Glascock's lands under a good title that then he further consider the said Glascock's children in such proportion as he shall think fit, or otherwise gratify them according to his discretion".  The next generation of Glascocks in Thomas' line apparently had to start all over again on their own. They moved north from their old home in the Tidewater and established large families and many descendants in northern Virginia in the Piedmont area. Thomas and his wife, Sarah, had the following children: John b. 1-14-1699; Gregory, b. 3-10-1700; Elizabeth, b. 4-20-1703; Thomas, b. 12-1705; Sarah; Peter b. 3-13-1714.

Note: Both John and Peter Glascock settled on land belonging to John Carter in Prince William County - which may indicate that Carter did honor the request of his father's will. (LAG, Glasscock-Glassco Saga, pp. 24-26).
 Extracts from North Farnham Register, kept in the Clerk's Office at Warsaw, Richmond Co.       

 Born, John, son of Thomas & Sarah Glasscock, Jan. 4, 1699.
 Born, Gregory, son of Thomas & Sarah Glasscock, March 10, 1700.
 Born, Elizabeth, dau. of Thomas & Sarah Glasscock, April 12, 1705.
 Born, Peter, son of Thomas & Sarah Glasscock, March 13, 1714.
Thomas Glasscock departed this life Jan. 8, 1726.

(Note: three records give a death date for Thomas of 1-8-1724, 1-8-1726 and 1-8-1730 in Faquier. Another listed his dates as 1671-1730 with no further information about his place of death)
The Simonson House is a modern day inn located in the Northern Neck of Virginia in the mouth of Morattico and Lancaster Creeks and overlooking the Rappahannock River. At the inn’s website is the following:
History of the Simonson House
(circa 1880)
The Simonson property was originally part of Indian Banks (circa 1699) and was bought at a price of $725 as a settlement to the Pitts family to cover costs of care from the Western Lunatic Asylum in 1878. Thomas Dobyns had granted this land to the freed slaves after acquiring Indian Banks from the Glasscock family in 1822.
The Glasscock family had re-acquired the property from Colonel Robert Carter after he showed compassion on the family by returning the property to the original owners after Thomas Glasscock's estate (Indian Banks) was confiscated because of Glasscock being indicted and outlawed for The murder of William Forrester in 1727.
The children of Thomas and Sarah Stone Glascock:
1. Sarah Glascock,  1684-1711 b. in Richmond Co. VA
2. John Glascock., b. Jan. 14, 1698/99 in Richmond Co. VA
3. Gregory Glascock,  b. Mar. 10, 1699/00 in Richmond Co. VA
4. Elizabeth Glascock, b. Apr. 20, 1701 in Richmond Co. VA
5. Thomas Glascock, b .Apr. 12, 1705 in Richmond Co. VA
6. Peter Glascock, Sr., b. Mar. 13, 1713/14 in Richmond Co. VA

Sarah Stone

Death8 JAN 1726
Aged: 55 years

JOHN STONE 1623 Census for Virginia: At Hog Island - John Stone and infans. At the Indian Thickets - John Stone From: Abstracts from Records of Richmond County, Virginia:

12 May 1692 - Col. John Stone, sworn sheriff. 07 June 1699 - The will of Col. John Stone, presented by Mrs. Ann Metcalfe, who is also granted admistration of the estate of her deceased husband, Mr. Richard Metcalfe. His Will, now missing, was probated on 3 Nov 1698 by Elias Wilson and Thomas Lawson in Richmond Co. His executors were: Anne Metcalfe (daughter), Richard Metcalfe (son-in-law), Henry Fleet (step-son), and Edwin Conway (his step-son-in-law). Col. John Stone was last married to Sarah ____ Fleet - Walker. Sarah had been married to Col. John Walker and Col. Henry Fleete before marrying Lt. Col. John Stone before 2 Oct 1661.

From "Will Records from Old Rappahannock County, VA.:

Sarah Stone's lst Will was written before she married Col. John Stone: "Will of Sarah Walker. Dated 18 1668/9 and probated Dec. 29, 1679. "I Sarah Walker Doe give and bequeath unto Coll. John Walker's six daughters as Followeth: unto Annie Paine one negro boy called Richard and one young filly. To Frances Walker one negro boy called Peter and one young filly. To Jane Walker one negro girl named Deborah and one young filly. To Elizabeth Walker one negro girl named Susannah and one young filly. To Sarah Walker, one negro girl named Mareay (sic) and one young filly. To Easter (sic) Walker one negro boy called Palmer and one young filly. To Frances, Jane, Sarah and Easter Walker 5 cows at marriage. To Anne Paine, Frances, Jane and Elizabeth Waler all the plate that was their father's to be equally divided among them. To my son Henry Fleete one Silver Buckle and one Silver spoon at my decease. To my daughter Mary Burden
one Silver Tankard and onw Ailcwe spoon at my decease. To my daughter Sarah Walker one Great Silver Salt cellar and one Silver spoon at my decease. To my daughter Esther Walker one Silver Bason and one Silver spoon at my decease. To Frances, Jane and Elizabeth Walker ten pewter dishes at marriage. I give unto my son Henry Fleete when he cometh to age one feather bed and Boulster, one Rugg, one paire blankets, one paire pillows and pillowbeeres and one paire of sheets. I give unto my daughter Mary Burden one feather bed and Boulster, one paire of blankets, one paire of sheets with a couple of pillows at her marriage. Test: Francis Settle and Richard Fox. (W.B. #2 p 142)." Evidently only two of his daughters, Col. John Walker, viz: Sarah and Esther Walker, were hers also, the other four daughters having been by Col. Walkers first wife Elizabeth.......While this is called and listed as her Will, it was evidently an entirely different document, as she was later to marry again and to die as the wife of Col. John Stone of
Rappahannock, later Richmond County.

 Sarah Stone 2nd Will: "TO ALL CHRISTIAN PEOPLE to whom
these presents shall com & CKNOW yee that I SarahStone, Alias Walker of the County of Rapp did in the time of my widowhood but before I had proved the Will of Colonel John Walker my Late Husband Deceased did set apart certaine young negroes Certaine Cattle Some Plate and household (goods) which I did intend to give to the children of Coll John Walker deceased as also to some of my owne had by him and to that Intent Richard Fox did make a writing of the Particulars soe Intended upon Consideration that I might oblige them the more to Love and Respect me and stir up filial affection in them unto me but finding contrary to Expectation I am for my good will and affection to them Contemned and despised and Rewarded with Contumelius words and opprobrious actions and my loving husband, John Stone molested by Litigious
Lawsuits and daily threatened by more suits of Law doe by these presents of Wrighting Annulling Revoking and making void all and Every the said Premises Part Parcell or Gift therein Contained in the said Wrighting as if there never was or had been such Gifts by writing made interesting and giving then fully to the disposing of my own loving husband and do further declare that I the said Sarah Stone alias Walker did never subscribe the said Wrighting but what is there subscribed is the act and subscription of Richard Fox and doe moreover with the consent of my loving husband John Stone make ordaine Constitute and appoint this as act and deed in Court. IN WITNESS whereof I have sett my hand and Seale this 2nd day of November Anno 1672. Signum: Sarah (X) Stone (Seale). Signed Sealed and Delivered in the presence of Thomas Blissedd and Henry Creighton. I acknowledge my Consent to this as Witness my hand and Seale the day and year above written: John Stone. Test: Thomas Blissed and Henry Crighton. (Book 5, 1671-1676, pg


WILLIAM STONE, Farnham Parish, Will; 7 Nov 1704, 31 Jan 1707/08 sons Phillip, Joshua; son-in-law Robert Scolfield; grandsons Gregory and John Glascock; wife Sarah; daughters Elizabeth, MARY FANN,
ex. Wife; no wits.

1705 - William Stone & Elizabeth Stone, two of the children of WILLIAM STONE, deceased, vs SARAH, executrix of said deceased. 6 Aug. 1706 - Deed of Philip Stone (& Sarah his wife) as heir to his father, WILLIAM STONE, deceased. 31 Jan. 1707 - STONE, WILLIAM, Recorded 31 Jan 1707. Sons Philip, Joshua, son-in-law Robert Schofield, grandson John Glasscock; wife SARAH STONE; daughter Elizabeth Stone; daughter MARY FANN. 10 June 1707 - Deed of gift from Francis Stone to Sarah and Katherine Key, daughters of his wife, Mary Stone, by her former husband, James Key. 02 July 1711 - Will, STONE, SARAH (X) 02 July 1711-01 May 1717. Daughter Elizabeth Dawson; son William. There is a Will in 1717 on a SARAH STONE which mentions lands belonging to JAMES TUNE which is Witnessed by a THOMAS DRAPER (re V. Freeman).

STONE, MARY Died 20 Nov. 1732 md. Abt 1700 FANN, JOHN FANN, JOHN (b c1694 d 11/20/1719)
md MARY STONE (c 1696) CHILDREN OF WILLIAM STONE: Sara Stone b 1678 Elizabeth Stone b
1680 Mary Stone b 1684 md John Fann Philip Stone b 1687 Joshua Stone b 1689 William Stone b 1691 VA md Anne Harrison Richmond Co., VA

William Stone's will is recored in Warsaw, Va. 1/31/1707-08 in Folio F. 114V. A statement from his wife Sarah is recorded in Warsaw, Va. 1/31/1707 in Folio F 113 R. re: the disappearance of William's will which she has now found and has succeeded in getting it on record. The will of Sarah Stone is recorded May 1, 1717. Warsaw, Va. The youngest son William Stone is named as her Executor.

John Fann b 1694 d 11/20/1719 FTM CD #10 md Mary Stone Children: Winifred Fann b 11/20/1714 md Wm. Hames, Jr. 11/26/1730 Richmond Co., VA

Fann Notes: There was a William Fann who entered Virginia in 1635 "Cavaliers & Pioneers"

ChildrenFirst NameBirth DtDeath DtBirth PlaceSpouses


14 JAN 169928 JUN 1784  VA, Richmond Co Margaret Young, Margaret O'Rear 


10 MAR 16994 MAY 1752  VA, Richmond Co  


20 APR 1703abt 1726  VA, Richmond Co  


12 APR 17058 JAN 1729  VA  


1707  VA  


13 MAR 17131784  VA, Richmond Co Jane Fishback, Jane Rector 


17261 AUG 1818  VA, Richmond Co Sarah Stevens 
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  1. Book:The Glasscock Glassco Saga; by Lawrence A. Glassco;
    Source from: Michael Glasscock
  2. (& 3) Other: cannot delete; No Records; Imported 3/18/2013;
    Source from: Dwight Lynn
  1. Book:The Glasscock Glassco Saga; by Lawrence A. Glassco;
    Source from: Michael Glasscock
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    Other: cannot delete; No Records; Imported 3/18/2013;
    Source from: Dwight Lynn

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