6. Thomas LEONARD8 was born about 1660 in Lynn, Essex Co., MA. He died before 5 January 1714 at the age of 54 in Shrewsbury twp., Monmouth Co., NJ. Bill Barton: "Thomas Leonard, born ca. 1660 in Lynn, Essex Co., MA, married Hester [-?-] in Virginia, died before 5 Jan. 1713/4 in Shrewsbury, Monmouth Co., NJ. Thomas left no will but Robert Hunter, the Governor of New York & New Jersey, by an order dated 5 Jan. 1713 at Burlington appointed a Henry Leonard to be administrator (I:437). On 5 Aug. 1714 an inventory of the personal property of Thomas was made by David Killy, John Powell and Peter Helson (?) and sworn to by Henry Leonard on 26 Aug. 1714. It amounted to £57.18.0
In 1675 a complaint was issued that Thomas had tried to burn the coal house at the Boxford ironworks. He was sentenced to be whipped if found within 7 miles of the works. But Thomas had already departed Rowley.
On 30:6:1675 Thomas Leonard and John Alley were brought to court in Salem for fighting in Lynn.
o William Lattarmore testified that upon the 9th day of this month coming from Boston in the evening near Gorg Darling's, he met with Tho. Lenard, Samuell More and Blaze Vinton in the King's highway. The furst salutation that I had Tho. Lennard bid me stand: and Asked me whoe was thare and I made Answer we ware men: then Lenard challinged us of our horsis to try our manhood and said that he would take me by ye Iylides and make my heels strik fiar against the eliment: sum small spass aftar these words the aboue said lennard and Samuell more folowed me and plucked me of my horse and robed me and touck from me: a gould ring tow shilings in monny of silver and Gould ribbin: and fower yards of silver twest." Sworn, 18:10:1676, before Wm. Hathorne, assistant.
o Richard Simons testified that he was with William Lattarmor and John Trevit, and was pulled from his horse, chased and forced against a tree, where they struck him as many as a hundred blows. At last someone came from Darling's and rescued him or else he might have been robbed for he had a great deal of money about him, etc. Sworn, 18:10:1676, before Wm. Hathorne, assistant.
The result of these testimonies was that Thomas Leonard, Samuell Moore and Blaze Vinton, for robbing on the highway, were ordered in Mar. 1677 to be branded upon the forehead with the letter B and each to pay to Wm. Lattimore five nobles and to Richard Simons 20s. [Records & Files of the Quarterly Courts of Essex Co., MA,1675-1678,(1917), 6:256-7]
The 8:8:1687 Account of Debts Due on ye Book at Tinton Iron Works showed 3:0:0 due Thomas Leonard. ["Tinton Falls Ironworks Collection," Monmouth County Historical Association, Freehold, NJ]
4 Oct 1695: Land sale from Col. Lewis Morris to Thomas Leonard of MonmouthCo. Grant description includes that it is adjacent to Thomas Leonard's father's land and those of brothers Henry and Nathaniel.
Jan 1714 Henry Leonard granted administration of estate of Thomas and Hester Leonard. Aug 1714 inventory of estate.
Thomas & Hester Leonard had a daughter Sarah Leonard who was born in Shrewsbury, married John White, died ca. 1749 in Frederick, MD. John was a son of Peter White.
On 22 May 1722 John White and Sarah, his wife, as heirs of Thomas Leonard, conveyed land on the East side of Mine Brook to John Throckmorton and Samuel Davis, Jr. In the following deed they quit claimed to the same parties land adjoining the above which had been bought by Hester Leonard, the mother of the said Sarah White and widow of the said Thomas." [Stillwell (1932) 5:364]
Thomas has been mentioned as the father of William Leonard, b. abt. 1690, who m. Sarah Bolton in Kingston, RI (?).
Thomas LEONARD and Hester FLOYD were married in July 1698. Hester FLOYD died about 1719 in NJ. Sarah's mother was a young widow with six children when she married Sarah's father in July 1698. Her father died in 1704 (?) when she was about 5. In 1719 Hester died, and Sarah became a very wealthy orphan.
"On 22 May 1722 John White and Sarah, his wife, as heirs of Thomas Leonard, conveyed land on the east side of Mine Brook to John Throckmorton and Samuel Davis, Jr. In the following deed they quiclaimed to the same parties land adjoining the aboe which had been bought by Hester Leonard, the mother of the said Sarah White and widow of the said Thomas."
She married 2) John Bibbe of North Hampton Co., VA.
Thomas LEONARD and Hester FLOYD had the following children: