Thomas Christian
Born January 24, 1636 in Sledgby, Onchan Douglas, Isle of Man
Son of William Dhone Christian and Elizabeth Collier

"McChristians long inhabited the Island of Man. The Mc was dropped about 1600 whenJJohn Christian of Uncrigg [sic] Ewanrigg Castle married Isabella Percy, daughter of the Duke of Northumberland. This Duke of Northumberland was Henry Percy who was the first love of Anne Bolyn. He was later a member of the House of Lords that convicted her.

"This John Christian has been thought to have been the ancester of Gilbert Christian who settled in Virginia by 1732 and whose descendants long inhabited Augusta County, Virginia.

"The earliest Christans to Virginia howver were Ann, Christian, Richard, Thomas and William. The Virginia they came to was a wilderness whose boundaries were endless. Settlement, being fraught with the unknown, was often made in parties.

". . . Thomas Christian received two early grants. One on Jan 15, 1657 for 100 acres on the north side of the James River, listing the personsin his party, himself and John Wilkerson. In March of 1662 he received anotehr grant of 00 acres in Jmes City County located near Thomas Young.

"It is from this Thomas Christian that most Georgia families can trace their lineage. By 1782, over a hundred years later there were many Christian families in Virginia, most of them descendants of this Thomas.

"Thomas Christian was born before 1636. His son, Thomas was born about 1660. He patented land in Charles City County in 1704 and 1706. His will of 1737 in Charles City Co,unty names four sons, viz: Charles, Thomas, James and John. This writer does not know what happened to John. Charles, Thomas and James, however, received land grants in Henrico County that would later become Goochland. Thomas and Charles died there."

From History and Genealogy of the Christian Family, 1643-1850 by Dorothy Holland

From rootsweb: http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=john_d_newport&id=I3552&style=TABLE


Brother of George Christian, William Christian, James Christian, Ewan Christian, John Christian, Mary Christian, Thomas Christian, Lineal Christian, Patricius Christian, Charles Christian and Patricius Christian
Husband of Mrs. (Corbin) Christian — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Husband of Ellinor Kewley — married 1663 in Charles City, Charles, Virginia, United Statesmap
Father of Charles Christian, Thomas Christian, Thomas Christian, Martha Ann Christain, Margaret Christian, Katherine Christian, John Christian, Holia Christian, Martha Jane J. Christian, James Christian, Philip Christian, Jane Christian, Mary Christian and Charles Corbin Christian Sr.
Died 1704 in St Pauls Parish, Goochland, Virginia, United Statesmap

 

Name: Thomas Christian Sr 1 2 3
Sex: M
Immigration: James River at Chickahominy Creek BEF 15 JAN 1657 James City Co, Virginia, USA 4 3
PROP: 100 acres, on N. side of James River and E. side of Chickahominy River 15 JAN 1657 James City Co, Virginia, USA
Birth: ABT 1636 in Onchan, Isle of Man 5 6
Death: BET 1694 AND 1704 in St Paul's Parish, Goochland Co, Virginia, USA 7
Birth: ABT 1636 in Ireland; Sledgby, Onchan Douglas, Isle of Man, England 7
Name: Thomas Christian 7 8 9 10 6 11
Birth: ABT 1632 in Isle of Man
Birth: ABT 1636 in Isle of Man 3
Birth: 1636 in Isle of Man 12 6 2 13 3 9
Birth: ABT 1641 8 3
Death: ABT 1694 in Charles City County, Virginia, USA 14 3
Death: 1694 in Charles City County, Virginia, USA 9 6 3
Death: 1694 in New Kent Co., Virginia, USA 15
Death: 1704 in St Paul's Parish, Goochland Co, Virginia, USA 2
Death: 1704 in Virginia, USA 12 6
Death: AFT 1704 in Charles City County, Virginia, USA 3
Death: AFT 1704 in St Paul's Parish, Goochland Co, Virginia, USA 5 6
Death: AFT 1704 in Virginia, USA 3
Death: ABT 1730 in Virginia, USA
PROP: Land patent for 1080 acres 21 OCT 1687 Charles City County, Virginia, USA
PROP: Land patent for 193 acres south of Chickahominy Swamp 26 OCT 1694 Charles City County, Virginia, USA
Note:
[BILLIE J. HALL.ged]

Thomas Christian, 100 acs. James City Co., 15 Jun 1657, p. 167. On N. side of James River & E. side of Chicohominy Riv., along trees of
Capt. Bridges Freeman, SW on trees of Thomas Young & NW on Iland Cr. Trans. of 2 pers: Tho. Christian, John Wilkinson.

[chenae.ged]

Contributers to Descendants of Thomas Christian
Donna Padgett e-mail: mwone2@aol.com

Cavaliers and Pioneers, Patent Book 4, Page 364
Jan 15, 1657, Thomas Christian 100 acres James Citty Co., VA, P. 167, (249), on N. side of James River and E. side of Chickahominy River, along trees of Capt. Bridges Freeman, S. W. on trees of Thomas Young and N. W. on Island Creek. Trans. of two pers: Thomas Christian, John Wilkinson.

Cavaliers and Pioneers, Patent Book 4, Page 420
Mar 18, 1662, Thomas Christian 100 acres James City Co., VA, P. 77, (549), on N. side of the James and E. side of Chickahominy River upon marked trees of Thomas Young and on the Island Creek. (Jan 15, 1657).

Genealogies of Virginia Families, Volume I, Christian Family, Page 785
Oct 21, 1687, Mr. Thomas Christian received a land patent for 1080 acres in Charles City Co., VA.

Source: Ria Hendrix, polak@swbell.net
Green Oak Farm located in the Sterling Heights area of the county and along the shore of the Chickahominy River. Patent dated 21 Oct 1687 to Thomas Christian for 1080 acres in Weyanoke Parish, on the south side of Store's (Stoney) Run, crossing Black Gutt to the Chickahominy River may well have been the patent for this farm. Formerly called "Cherry Bottom", this land is thought to have been passed down in the family, by wills, through the Christian family to the present time. According to Bruce B. James, who lives on this property, there is a family cemetery, as well as a slave cemetry to the rear of the old home.

Genealogies of Virginia Families, Volume I, Christian Family, Page 785
Oct 26, 1694, Mr. Thomas Christian, Sen., received a land patent for 193 acres south of Chickahominy Swamp, in Charles City Co., VA.

Genealogies of Virginia Families, Volume I, Christian Family, Page 785
Nov 2, 1705, Charles Christian received a land patent for 75 acres in Charles City Co., VA.

Nov 27, 1705 Thomas Christian and Edmond New, Jr. received a land grant for 1324 acres in Charles City Co., VA. Surveyed by Robert Bolling.

Historical and Genealogy of the Woodsons and Their Connections, by Henry Morton Woodson
Something of the Christian Family, Page 60, See William and Mary College Quarterly
This is a family of Scandinavian origin and had attained great eminence at a very early date. They were deemsters or judges in the Isle of Man as early as 1408, and as such succeeded one another for several centuries, embracing many generations. The name was formerly Mac Cristen, then Cristen, and finally about the year 1600 it was changed to its present form by Ewan Mac Cristen who, in 1605, when only twenty-six years old, was made deemster, and held the office fifty-one years. He was also deputy governor of Peel Castle and the most influential man in the island. Early in the seventeenth century some of the descendants of this ancient family emigrated to Virginia, acquired large bodies of land and entered vigorously into the development of the new country. The Virginia progenitor of the family was Thomas Christian. As "Mr. Thomas Christian" he patented, October 21, 1687, 1080 acres in Charles City county. The term "Mr." accorded to the immigrant, is indicative of social standing. In 1694 "Thomas Christian Sen" obtained a patent for 193 acres south of Chickahominy swamp. It appears that he had at least four sons:
(1) Thomas Christian2 "of Charles City county" who patented land (1712 and 1727) in the forks of Beaver Dam Creek in that part of Henrico county called Goochland:
(2) Charles Christian,2 of Charles City county, who located lands in the same vicinity in 1714 and 1727.
(3) James Christian,2 in the same vicinity, located land bounding on Thomas Christian's line (1719).
(4) John Christian,2 of Charles City county, in the same vicinity (1724). This Charles Christian2 (Thomas1), lived in Westover parish in Charles City county, and obtained numerous patents to land in Goochland. There is a record there of his deed of gift (1750) to Stephen Watkins of Amelia county. The record also shows his deed to Charles Christian, Jr.,3 of Goochland (1754).

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[James Killgore.ged]

immigrated 1657

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Father: William Christian b: 14 APR 1608 in Ronaldsway Estate, Ronaldsway, Isle of Man
Mother: Elizabeth Ann Collier b: 09 MAR 1619 in St. Olave's Church, Southwark, London, England

Marriage 1 Elizabeth Corbin b: ABT 1665 in Virginia, USA
Married: 1675 7
Children
Has Children Thomas Christian Jr b: 21 OCT 1687 in Charles City County, Virginia, USA

Marriage 2 Ellinor Kewley b: 1640 in Onchan, Douglas, Isle of Man
Married: 1663 in Ballaugh, Isle of Man 9 6
Married: 1663 in Isle of Man 3
Children
Has Children Elizabeth Martha Jane Christian b: 1674 in Charles City County, Virginia, USA
Has No Children John Christian b: 03 JUL 1674 in Charles City, Charles City Co, Virginia, USA
Has No Children George Christian b: ABT 1675 in Virginia, USA
Has No Children James Christian b: 29 APR 1676 in Charles City County, Virginia, USA
Has No Children Charles Christian b: 1684 in Westover Parish, Charles City Co, Virginia, USA