Thank you; I have all of this except that I have a different dating for the will and probate of Thomas' will in Accomack Co.--will 27 Oct. 1677, prob. 19 Feb. 1677 (1678-Gregorian calendar). Thomas does not refer to "my three other children"; he namesson Thomasto whom he leaves his plantation,and then he asks 3 friends to divide his estate among his wifeand"my3 children". He clearly only had 3 living children when he made his will.I don't have the probate records yet but other researchers have stated that the children are named as: Thomas Elizabeth (mar. Thomas Foster by 1683) Frances (dau.)-no further info
You list the family in A87 in Accomack Co. in 1675. I've onl seen the posting on Ghotes website with the names --no year given.Where did you find that year listed ?
The tax records of Accomack Co. from "Accomack tithables 1663-1695" by Stratton Nottingham only show 1 listing for Blacklock in any variant:
1676 Thomas Blacklock Sr.-2 tithables
This indicates to me that Thomas Jr. must have sold his land in Accomack quickly after the death of his father and then moved, with his mother/step-mother Christiann (Anne) and sister Franceselsewhere.One researcher states (no precise reference given) that Thomas bought 90 acres from John Custis in 1682 "on the Eastern Shore".. If this is accurate, the John Custises (father and son; father d. 1694, son 1714) both livedin Northampton Co so presumably the land was there.
The land grant of 2340 acres to Southey Littleton makes no mention of young Thomas being sent to university in Eng. by Southey (this is stated on many websites).The idea that Thomas was sent back to Eng/Scot. to find a wife seems ridiculous to me.The Eastern Shore was fairly heavily populated by the early 1650'sso why go across the ocean to find a wife;that would have been a very expensive venture. people seem to have made this story up to explain why the younger Thomas is immigrating to Northampton Co.by 1656. I think he was born in Eng./Scot.. The only way he could be the son of the early Thomas of 1623 is if the older Thomas gave up and went back to Eng./Sct.I can find no other records on Thomas except the 1623 and 1624 listings.I think he either died young or went back. In researching any other family I have never seenso many unsubstantiated statements, many of which seem to have been made up by their originators (as in the wife Rachel and children of Thomas of 1623).