Re: Mary Whitmel/Thomas Whitmel NC/VA
Since your Mary was born in 1692, she was possibly the sister of Thomas Whitmel who was born in 1688 and married Elizabeth Bryan.This Thomas might have been the son of a John Whitmoald who "made a deposition in Surry in 1659 stating that he was 20 years old.An Elizabeth Whitmel, age 59, made deposition in Isle of Wight in 1665."(possibly mother of John)."Thomas Whitmel was the first of this family in NC and appeared in the records
in 1715 when on July 13 that year, as Thomas Whitmel of surry County, Virginia, he bought 600 acres of land on the Morotock River from Arthur Kavenaugh."
I saw this information in the July, 2002 issue of "Carolina Trees & Branches," put out by the Family Research Society of NorthEastern North Carolina.I am not a member of any of these families.