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  • Name Thomas Yowell 
    Prefix Capt. 
    Born 1618  Willbarson, Northamptonshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    AFN LPRP-7J 
    Died 1656  , Westmoreland, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [8, 9
    Person ID I17  Ewell's in America
    Last Modified 13 Oct 2009 

    Family Anne Sturman,   b. 1622, of, Kent Island, , Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1671, , Westmoreland, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 49 years) 
    Married Abt 1642  Kent Island, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    +1. Thomas Youell, Jr.,   b. Abt 1644, , , Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. May 1695, , Westmoreland, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 51 years)
    +2. Richard Yowell,   b. Abt 1646, St. Mary's Hundred, , Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1695, , Westmoreland, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 49 years)
     3. William Yowell,   b. Abt 1648, , , Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Anne Yowell,   b. Abt 1650, , , Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Penelope Yowell,   b. Abt 1652, , , Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Winnifred Yowell,   b. Abt 1654, , , Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID F15  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Westmoreland County Wills, pg. 12: "Hull, Anne, 3 March 1670; 31 July
      1671. To daus. Anne, Winifrett and Penelope Hull a bed and what goes with
      it, wearing clothes each. To son Thomas Ewell my biggest brass kettle; to
      son Richard Ewell one great iron pott; grand daus. Anne, Winifrett and
      Penelope Ewell tobacco to buy on ecow and calf each. Witnesses: Joseph
      E. Smith, John How."

      (1) According to Margaret Barclay in "The Yowells of the Deep South" on
      page 51, it states: "V.A. Abstracts," Vol. 23, page 33, says that "Thomas
      Youll, age 40 or about, was on the ship of Abraham Johnson with my father,
      Thomas Sturman, and John Sturman, 10/1/1655" - this being attributed to
      Richard Sturman.

      (2) Barclay, page 2: "The following chronological records from
      Northumberland County, VA., are interesting: Thomas Yowell witnessed an
      inventory 3/22/1650 Thomas Yowell and wife, Anne, assigned 300 acres,
      patented from Gov. Berkeley 9/16/1651 on the potomac to Rice Maddoch.
      Thomas Yowell was due money in 1652. Thomas Yowell was due money again in
      1652. Thomas Yowell received 200 acres of land in 1652 for transportation
      of 4 persons. Thomas Yowell was assigned land from John Sturman (his
      brother-in-law) 1/17/1652. Thomas Yowell ordered to pay money 11/25/1652
      and 1/20/1653. Thomas Yowell appointed appraiser 1/20/1653. Thomas Yowell
      (writing illegible) 11/21/1653. Thomas Yowell appraised land 3/22/1655.
      Thomas Yowell assigned 500 acres of land on the south side of the Potomac
      7/20/1655. Estate of Thomas Youle, deceased, attached for 3,600 lbs. of
      tobacco 11/20/1655. Will of Ann Sturman (mother-in-law of Thomas Yowell)
      dated 6/22/1654 mentions grandson, Thomas Youlle, her daughter, Ann
      Youlle, and cattle on the Nominy."

      (3) Barclay continues on page 56: "'Land Grants of Colonial Virginia"
      Gov. Berkeley granted 300 acres on Nominy Bay, on the south side of the
      Potomac River to Capt. Thomas Yowell 9/16/1651.' (A search at the
      Virginia Archives revealed that no records are extant on commissions
      granted in Colonial Virginia as early as 1650.)"

      (4) Barclay continues on page 51: "Nugent, page 319. Henry James of St.
      Mary's Hundred, Maryland, willed his plantation there to Thomas Yowell,
      but is was a leasehold on St. Gabriel's Manor of 900 acres in St.
      Gabriel's Hundred. Also leased to Yowell was St. Jerone's Manor in St.
      Michael's Hundred, 4,250 acres belonging to Capt. Thomas Cornwalys. This
      property, of course, had to be returned to the owners when Yowell left

      (5) Barclay continues on page 52: "William & Mary's Quarterly,' page 41:
      'Capt. Thomas Ewell or Yowell, b. in 1615, [?] m. Anne, daughter of Thomas
      Sturman, cooper. She married secondly John Hull, and died in 1670/72
      [1671]. Capt. Ewell had 1, Capt. Thomas b. 1644) m. Anne, daughter of
      Col. Richard Lee; 2, Richard; 3, Anne; 4, Winifred; 5, Penelope;
      grandchild Anne Ewell ...." (Winifred and Penelope were the daughter of
      Thomas, Jr. Some mistake in transcription, probably--Barclay.)'"

      (6) From Clark S. Yowell's "Yowell's, A Genealogical Collection", page 33:
      "The first member of the Yowell family to migrate to the New World was
      Thomas Yowell, who, according to his deposition given on Kent Island,
      Maryland, May 20, 1640, was born in the parish of Wilbarson,
      Northamptonshire, England. No data is available on this parish, but we
      find recorded the marriage of Steven Ule, of Stowe, to Margaret Lewes on
      October 4, 1590. Also, in Castor Parish, June 5, 1592, is recorded the
      marriage of Jeremy Yowle and Joane Sergeant. "Further information derived
      from the aforementioned deposition is that Thomas Yowell was born in 1618
      and arrived at Kent Island with William Claiborne in July, 1634. William
      Claiborne, of an ancient and honorable family in Westmoreland, England,
      was first in Virginia in 1621. He was the discoverer of Kent Island and
      founded a settlement there about 1631, the first settlement within the
      present bounds of Maryland. One authority states Thomas Yowell was
      brought into Virginia by William Claiborne, which would place his arrival
      in 1631, at the age of thirteen years. At any rate, he arrived first in
      Virginia, later going to Kent Island in company with Claiborne. Thus we
      find Thomas Yowell starting his career at an early age with the later
      Secretary of State of Virginia and one of the State's most noted
      characters. "A further perusal of the aforementioned deposition throws
      much light on condidtions on Kent Island at that time. It is herewith
      produced in part, as taken from the "Maryland Archives": "'20 May 1640.
      Thomas Youall de Insul Kent in Provincia de Maryland . . . . That att his
      (this deponents ) arrivall on the articulate Iland being in July 1634
      there was great want of trucking stuffe and that the said Claiborne did
      provide a pinnace and boates, with men and things necessary in expectation
      of Trucke as this deponent believeth to goe a trading with the
      Indians....signed: The mark of THOMAS (x) YOUALL.'" "On September 7, 1640,
      William Medcalf and Thomas Yewell, of the Isle of Kent, ask the Maryland
      authorities for a confirmation to them of Mattux Neck, 'which they now
      hold by grant from Capt. William Clayburn, and Thomas Yewell asks 500
      additional acres for services with Captain Clayburn.' On September 25,
      1640, the Neck was laid out for them.' "On November 1, 1641, James Calther
      leased to Thomas Sturman, of the Isle of kent, cooper, and Thomas Uell of
      the same Isle and Province, Planter, a house and plantation in St. Maries
      Hundred. Thomas Yowell evidently took up his residence in St. Marys at
      that time, as we find him, April 3, 1643, appearing before the St. Marys
      Court as attorney in fact for John Smith of Kent Island. There also, two
      days later, he assumed all the debts of Steven Thomas (probably thereby
      saving a friend from debtors' prison). On June 14 of the same yar Thomas
      Yewell made oath that Capt. William Clayborne had made certain promises to
      Robert Cooper in his presence on Palmer's Island, which was probably the
      site of the aforementioned "services with Captain Clayborn." Further
      records in St. Marys reveals the suit of Thomas Uell against Mrs. Margaret
      Brent under date of November, 1649. "Within the next two months Thomas
      Youelle removed to Virginia, having established his residence in
      Northumberland County following the loss of Claiborne's cause in Maryland.
      A deposition given by Thomas Youelle on February 16, 1650, was read in a
      court in St. Marys in a case in which John Sturman was plaintiff. The
      deposition was attested before an officer in Northumberland County,
      Virginia. On January 10, 1651, William Hardwick, of Nominy, Virginia,
      gave a power of attorney to John Sturman of St. Marys, which was witnessed
      by Tho. Youell in Nominy. This portion of Northumberland was set off as
      Westmoreland County in July, 1653. John Sturman was a son of Thomas
      Turman and brother of Anne (Sturman) Yowell, wife of Thomas Yowell.

      Alternate name spelling, Yowell Family in America: "UELL".

      Land Grant 30 January 1650. JOHN HOLLOWES, Gentleman, 1600 acres in Northumberland County "... Nigh Potomeck river ... on the westward side of a marsh which butteth out into the Potomeck river ... a Nother parcell of two hundred Acres of Land surveyed for the said mr HALLOWES upon the head of the said Canawoman Creeke ... The said Land being due unto the said JOHN HOLLOWES by and for the Transportation of thirty and two persons into the Colony ..." ROBERT STREET EDWD: FRYER JOHN HANCH WM WEATHERS AND: QUINBROUGH MARY GRAY AILCE GRAY EDWD. TOMSON JANE TOMSON THO: BUTLER XTOP: BUTLER WM BUTLER JOHN BUTLER NATHA. BUTLER JOHN HOLLOWES JOHN TERO: (?) WM. FREAKE ROBT. STREET ANN MAROWE (?) THO YOWILL THO: YOWILL Jnr. ANN YOWILL ANN YOWILL Junr. WM. YOWILL RESTITUTE HOLLOWES RES: HOLLOWES Junr. JOHN KNOTT (?) EDWARD FRYER ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Transcribed from image: Virginia Patents Book 2, p. 282. <http://lvaimage.lib.va.us/LONN/LO-1/002-1/002_0318.tif> Library of Virginia ~~ <http://www.lva.lib.va.us>

  • Sources 
    1. [S1] Paul's Ewell Combined Database, Paul Jensen plus various contributors.

    2. [S3] Yowell Files, Paul A. Jensen.

    3. [S5] Yowell Genealogy 1993 Original File, Paul A. Jensen.

    4. [S4] Ancestral File (TM), The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (June 1998 (c), data as of 5 JAN 1998).

    5. [S12] "Land Grants of Colonial Virginia": Gov. Berkeley granted 300 acres onNominy Bay, on the south side of the Potomac River.

    6. [S13] Anne Hull will dated 3 Mar 1670 & 31 Jul 1671 to son Thomas & Richard, todau. Anne, Winifret, & Penelope Hull, granddaugh.

    7. [S14] Virginia Gleanings in England, pg. 216: William Hardich will "late ofNominy in the County of Westmoreland in Virginia, g.

    8. [S10] Anne Sturman Yowell's will dated 22 Jun 1654 in Westormeland Co., VA,indicates that she was a widow. Yet on 20 Jul 1655.

    9. [S11] "Some Immigrants To Virginia" by standard, page 94, says that ThomasYouell died during or before 1657 and had land in Nor.