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Thomas I Mattingly (b. Abt. 1623, d. July 24, 1664)Thomas I Mattingly was born Abt. 1623 in Berkshire, England, and died July 24, 1664 in Newton, Charles County, Maryland.He married Elizabeth.
Notes for Thomas I Mattingly:
According to Dyer Family History notes provided by Jean Schulte Wilks, Thomas Mattingly was the original Mattingly settler to St. Mary's County, Maryland. He died intestate in that county shortly after his arrival in 1664.
Rhomas left from the Isle of Wight, and it is not known if that was their home or embarkation place.Thomas Mattingly paid for his passage, he didn't come to America as a servant.He made his deposition as a passenger.Thomas Mattingly is found on a deposition in Virginia concerning a ship wreck.(English Colonial records at Richmond dated 1654-1657)
The English surname Mattingly is toponymic in origin, belonging to that group of surnames derived from the place where the original bearer once lived or where he once held land. In this case the surname comes from the village of Mattingley in Heckfield, Hampshire (WSW of London, just NW of Farnborough and S of Reading), and the bearer would therefore have been one who dwelt "at Mattingley". The village takes its name froim the Old English "Matting's leah", meaning "Matting's (or Matthew's) field", and would would have grown up around a field owned by one Matting. The village is recorded in the Domesday Book of 1086 amongst the lands of the new king, William the Conquerer. The village was held by one Alfsi, son of Brictsi, who took over the lands from Alric who had held them under the previous king, Edward the Confessor. The village had some eleven inhabitants including three smallholders, and there was a mill valued at five shillings and a meadow of four acres. The value of the village was some thirty shillings. The village is recorded under the name Matingelege which accounts for the early spelling of this surname as Matingel. These early records of the surname date back to the thirteenth century when one Stephen de Madingel or de Matingel is noted in the Curia Regis Rolls of Hampshire and of Surrey in 1206. In 1249, in the "Calendar of Inquisition Post Mortem", in the volume for Hampshire we note the name of one Peter de Mattingley. The prefix "de" comes from the Latin meaning "of" and confirms the toponymic nature of the surname. (Source: The Historical Research Center, Inc.)
Maybe those who came over to Maryland during the 17th century changed the spelling of their surname to Mattingly and those who remain in England retained the original spelling.
(Origin of the Mattingly Family, Herman E. Mattingly)
The first records of the Mattingly family in America are found in Maryland in 1664.It is possible that they arrived in late 1663 or early 1664.The family contained Thomas, the father, his wife Elizabeth, and their children: "Two sons, Thomas and Cezar, and two daughters, Judith and Elizabeth.Thomas died early in 1664 with making a will.His widow, Elizabeth, was given letters of administration and signed an executors bond on 24 Jul 1664.An inventory of the family's good reveals that they had few possessions.Their livestock was a cow, a calf, and a heifer. They also had a still and most of the rest of the inventory comprised tools, personal clothing and housewares.A local attorney, Walter Pake, who married the widow Elizabeth took care of the legal affairs of the Mattingly family.On 1 Aug 1665 he entered the rights of the immigrant Mattingly family to 300 acres of land.Having paid their own passage, each member of the family was entitled to 50 acres of all land.
A certificate was issued in May 1666 for 300 acres of land in Charles County, Maryland, to be known as "Mattingly's Hope" and the patent for the tract was issued on 4 Sep 1666.This was made out to the two boys of the family, Thomas and Cezar.
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Record Change: December 06, 2003
Children of Thomas I Mattingly and Elizabeth are:
- +Thomas II Mattingly, b. 1650, Berkshire, England, d. Bef. January 12, 1714/15, St. Mary's County, Maryland.