Surry County, VA, records [Book II, p 323) have reference dated 7 November 1782. Estate of Wm. Marriott, deceased, Dr. to Jno. Moring, Admr. of Mr. Geo Proctor, Est. Amt. due Mr. Samuel Thompson as marrying ye surviving of ye two orphans, out of which 1500 is to be paid and deducted from funeral charges of the dec'd orphan by order of Court. Received of Mr. Thompson in right of his wife 9ber(november) 1681, ex. and settled Maj. Marriott's estate. Samuel Thompson's wife was probably Mary Marriott since he makes reference to her in his will dated 20 Sept 1720 and probated 17 May 1721. 3 July 1783 Surry County records, p 331, "Indenture between Sam Thompson who married Mary, only daughter of Maj William Marriott, deceased, and Thomas Mathas of the other part, land adjoining Nicholas Sessums, 150 acres at Sessums Swamp, etc. Witnesses: Thos. Flood, Wm Thompson. Samuel was the son of William and Katherine (Treat) Thompson who left Mystic, Connecticut, in 1663/4 to be priest at Lawnes Creek and Southwark Parishes in Surry County. New England had a surplus of clergy; Virginia had few. Mattias Marriott married and had children. It seems most unlikely that he was the son of Maj. William Marriott, unless there was more than one William Marriott living in Surry County at the same time.