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Finckley, Thomas

by Mattie Erma E. Parker, 1986

d. ca. 1695

Thomas Finckley, council member, was in the North Carolina colony, then called Albemarle, by March 1675/76 and owned a plantation on Finckley's Point in Perquimans Precinct. In November 1681 he was a member of the council of the colony and ex officio justice of the General Court. Whether he held office at other times is not shown in the few surviving records of the period.

Finckley left Albemarle between September 1683 and the following February. He may have moved to Princess Anne County, Va., where a Thomas Finckley died about 1695. Another Thomas Finckley of the same county, who died about 1722, may have been his son. Otherwise, nothing is known of his private life.

References:

Council minutes, wills, and inventories, 1677–1701 (North Carolina State Archives, Raleigh).

Charles F. McIntosh, comp., Abstract of Lower Norfolk and Norfolk County Wills, 1637–1710 (1914).

Mattie Erma E. Parker, ed., Colonial Records of North Carolina, Higher-Court Records, 1670–1696, vol. 2 (1968).

Clayton Torrence, comp., Virginia Wills and Administrations, 1632–1800 (1972).

Additional Resources:

"Minutes of the General Court of North Carolina, including Chancery Court minutes, November 26, 1694 - November 30, 1694."  Colonial Records of North Carolina vol. 1. Raleigh [N.C.]: P. H. Hale, Printer to the State. 1886. 427. http://docsouth.unc.edu/csr/index.html/document/csr01-0206#p1-427 (accessed February 27, 2014).

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