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Ralph LOMAX, Sr.

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  • Name Ralph LOMAX 
    Suffix Sr. 
    Born Possibly Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Name Ralph LUMAX 
    Name Ralphe LOMAX 
    Name Rauph LOMAXE 
    Occupation Vintner 
    Died Bef 18 Aug 1649 
    Buried 18 Aug 1649 
    Notes 
    • (1) Thompson, Neil D., English Origins of the Lomax Family of Charles County, Maryland, The American Genealogist, Vol. 45 (July 1969), pp. 153-156:

      Recent research activities at the Hall of Records in Annapolis and among the collections of the Genealogical Society in Salt Lake City have brought to the light evidence of the birthplace and parentage of the brothers Thomas and Cleborne (Claiborne) Lomax, 17th century settlers in Charles County, Maryland, who at different times served as Clerk of the county court and whose names appear in the court and land records of the period with considerable frequency. Of particular value in providing proof was a transcript of the registers of All Saints Church in the parish of Allhallowes, Newcastle-upon-Tyne (Northumberland) filmed by the Genealogical Society and an article by Maberly Phillips, whose wife was a Lomax descendant ("John Lomax Ejected from Wooler, Northumberland, in 1662, with Some Account of His family," Archaeologia Aeliana, 3rd ser. , 2 [1906], 33-61, hereinafter "Phillips''), though neither source made any reference to American connections or descendants. Specific dates of baptism, marriage or burial, except where otherwise attributed, have been taken from this transcript, while other information concerning the English family of Lomax is derived from Phillips, who reprints in an appendix several documents pertaining to the family.

      Ralph Lomax (Lumax), vintner, possibly born in Lancashire, seems to be the first of his family in Newcastle-upon-Tyne. His marriage to Susanna Clough, 8 July 1619, marks his first appearance in the registers of All Saints Church. He was buried on 18 Aug. 1649 and his widow took as a second husband, 24 Sept. 1657, one Thomas Bonner, a widower and three times Lord Mayor of Newcastle (bur. 19 Oct. 1660). She made her will 4 May 1682 (filed at Durham, printed by Phillips) and died in August 1690.

      Issue (all bapt. in. All Saints Church):

      i. Timothy, bapt. 23 May 1620, apprenticed May 1635 to Thomas Cleborne and then to Lorance Carr, m. 18 Aug. 1656, Elizabeth Carr, his master's widow. A member of the Merchant Adventurer's Company, he was dead prior to 30 May 1666, when his widow petitioned the Company for relief. She was mentioned in the will of Susanna Bonner in 1682. Issue included a son Ralph, bapt. 11 Nov. 1657, bur. 20 Dec. 1658.

      ii. Margaret, bapt. 20 Oct. 1622, bur. 1 Apr. 1625.

      iii. Mary, bapt. 14 Aug. 1625.

      iv. Jane, bapt. 11 Nov. 1627, d. unm. prior to 6 June 1678 when her mother administered her estate.

      v. Thomas, bapt. 24 June 1630, apprenticed to Robert Lawson 29 May 1646 and the following year to Robert Johnson. He "departed out of his master's service" and by the end of 1657, if not before, he was in Maryland, where he gave a deposition "aged about 27 years" in the Provincial Court (Estate of Slingsby, Md. Prov. Ct. Rec., Lib. B-3, f. 395, 22 Jan. 1657/8; Arch, of Md., 41:28). He served as Clerk of the Charles County court during the rebellion of Josias Fendall in 1660. Among his many land transactions should be noted a conveyance to "his beloved brother" Claiborne Lomax of 600 acres in Charles County (Charles Co. Court & Land Rec., Lib. G, f. 3, 9 Jan. 1676/7). So far as the records show he was never married. He died a resident of St. Marys County in 1680 and his brother was his administrator (Md. Inventories & Acc'ts, Lib. 7 - B , f. 179, 25 Feb. 1680/1, inventory by Justinian Gerard and John Goldsmith; Charles Co. Md. Court & Land Rec., Lib. I, f. 305, 13 June 1682, recovery of attorney's fees for the estate).

      vi. Margaret, bapt. 23 Dec. 1632, m. 17 Oct. 1654 to John Thomas, sailmaker.

      vii. (Rev.) John, bapt. 16 July 1635 (twin), sizar in Emmanuel College, Cambridge, 27 April 1650, B.A . (1653), M.A. (1657). He was a Nonconformist minister. He died 25 May 1693 at North Shields (Northumberland). By his wife Catherine (d. Jan. 1695/6) he had issue including sons John and Francis and daughters Susanna Wright and Catherine.

      viii. Ralph, bapt. 16 July 1635 (twin), apprenticed first to his eldest brother and then to his stepfather Thomas Bonner. He was a member of the Company and died prior to Jan. 1661/2, when his mother administered his estate.

      ix. Edward, bapt. 16 July 1638, bur. 27 Sept. 1638.

      x. Moses, bapt. 2 Feb. 1639/40.

      xi. Susan, bapt. 6 June 1641.

      xii. Henry, bapt. 4 Oct. 1642, bur. 7 Oct. 1642.

      xiii. Cleborne (Claiborne), bapt. 2 Nov. 1643, aged about 55 in 1698 (Md. Chancery Ct. Rec., Lib. P.C., f. 605). He had a legacy in his mother's will in 1682. With his wife Blanche he was in Maryland in or before 1668 (Md . Patents, Lib. 15, f. 358); the following year he witnessed an acknowledgment of indebtedness by Henry Bonner (Charles Co. Md. Court & Land Rec., Lib. E, f. 43, 27 April 1659, Arch. of Md., 60:336) and thereafter his name appears each year in one or another capacity, including Clerk of the county court. He died in 1699, his widow Blanche serving as Administratrix (Md. Inventories & Acc'ts, Lib. 19½B, f. 37, 28 Dec. 1699, inventory; ibid., Lib. 20, f. 193, 7 Dec. 1701, account). Six children are recorded (Charles Co. Md. Court & Land Rec., Lib. P, passim), all born on the family plantation at the head of the Wicomico River:

      1. Ralph, b. 31 July 1673.
      2. Susan, b. 3 April 1675.
      3. Catherine, b. 13 May 1677.
      4. Cleborne, b. 22 Jan. 1678/9.
      5. Thomas, b. 8 April 1681.
      6. John, b. 20 Nov. 1683.

      Thomas and Cleborne Lomax may have had yet another sister whose baptism was not recorded in the All Saints registers. On 13 March 1670/1 Henry Bonner gave a power of attorney to his "loving brother: Thomas Lomax (Charles Co., Md. , Court & Land Rec., Lib. E, f. 39, Arch. of Md. 60:234). This instrument, in the usual form, was witnessed by John and Thomas Taylor whose mother Elizabeth, wife first of John Taylor, then of William Wilkes, and third of Walter Story, had married Henry Bonner in 1670 (Md. Patents, Lib. A.B.H., f. 427, 16 Aug. 1655; Long v. Bonner, Md. Chancery Ct. Rec., Lib. C.D., f. 42, 14 Feb. 1670/1, Arch. of Md. 51:44; Charles Co., Md., Court & Land Rec., Lib. F, f. 4, 1 Sept. 1674). The avowal of relationship is certainly capable of an interpretation which would make Elizabeth the sister of Thomas, keeping in mind the fact that Thomas was not married. Against this interpretation is the fact that no baptism is recorded for a daughter Elizabeth in the All Saints register, nor in the registers of neighboring parishes; nor is Elizabeth mentioned in the will of her putative mother Susanna Bonner, though Cleborne is mentioned. And, while Elizabeth makes many appearances in Maryland records for a period of almost sixty years (1652-711) , at no time is her age made a matter of record from which a baptism during one of those years for which the registers are defective might be deduced. It is possible, as an alternative suggestion, that Henry Bonner was the son of Thomas's stepfather the Lord Mayor and was Thomas's "brother" only by courtesy (here, again, the registers do not provide a son Henry for Thomas and Grace Bonner), or even that the common profession of attorney was felt to bind Henry and Thomas together as "beloved" brethren. For now, the issue must be left open; but the author, a descendant of Elizabeth through the only son of her third husband, Walter Story (d. 1667), would be glad to receive evidence to settle the question or suggestions for further research.
    Person ID I39913  Frost, Gilchrist and Related Families
    Last Modified 9 Aug 2018 

    Family Susanna CLOUGH,   d. Aug 1690 
    Married 8 Jul 1619  All Saints, Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
     1. Timothy LOMAX,   b. Bef 23 May 1620, Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 20 May 1666  (Age < 45 years)  [natural]
     2. Margaret LOMAX,   b. Bef 20 Oct 1622, Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1 Apr 1625, Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 2 years)  [natural]
     3. Mary LOMAX,   b. Bef 14 Aug 1625, Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     4. Jane LOMAX,   b. Bef 11 Nov 1627, Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 6 Jun 1678  (Age < 50 years)  [natural]
     5. Thomas LOMAX,   b. Bef 24 Jun 1630, Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 25 Feb 1681, St. Mary's County, MD Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 50 years)  [natural]
     6. Margaret LOMAX,   b. Bef 23 Dec 1632, Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     7. John LOMAX,   b. Bef 16 Jul 1635, Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 May 1693, North Shields, Northumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 57 years)  [natural]
     8. Ralph LOMAX, Jr.,   b. Bef 16 Jul 1635, Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef Jan 1662  (Age < 26 years)  [natural]
     9. Edward LOMAX,   b. Bef 16 Jul 1638, Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 27 Sep 1638, Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 0 years)  [natural]
     10. Moses LOMAX,   b. Bef 2 Feb 1640, Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     11. Susan LOMAX,   b. Bef 6 Jun 1641, Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     12. Henry LOMAX,   b. Bef 4 Oct 1642, Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 7 Oct 1642, Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 0 years)  [natural]
     13. Cleborne LOMAX,   b. Bef 2 Nov 1643, Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 28 Dec 1699, Charles County, MD Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 56 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 9 Aug 2018 11:01:14 
    Family ID F17130  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. Details: Details: Details: Citation Text: (1) England Marriages, 1538–1973: Name: Rauph Lomaxe Spouse's Name: Susann Cloughe Event Date: 08 Jul 1619 Event Place: All Saints, Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, England.