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Elizabeth Courts Thomas (1789-1851)
MSA SC 3520-2254
First Lady of Maryland, 1833-1836


Notes

1.  Margaret K. Fresco, Marriages and Deaths St. Mary's County Maryland 1634-1900 (Ridge, MD: 1982), 465.

2.  ST. MARY'S COUNTY REGISTER OF WILLS (Wills) Betsy Courts, 1808, JJ 3, WK 280-281-3, p. 174, MSA CM926-6.

3.  CHARLES COUNTY REGISTER OF WILLS (Inventories) William Courts, 1792, ff. 122-126, CR 39592-3, MSA CM386-11.  ST. MARY'S COUNTY REGISTER OF WILLS (Wills) Maria Thomas Courts, 1822, Liber JF 1, i, ff. 47-48, 40165-3, MSA C1720-7.  SPECIAL COLLECTIONS (Maryland Gazette Collection) October 25, 1792, MSA SC 2731. William Courts' inventory refers to the First Lady's mother, Betsy Courts, as his Administratrix.  Maria Thomas Courts' will refers to her father being buried at Milton Hill which the Maryland Gazette states as the home of William Courts.

4.  ST. MARY'S COUNTY REGISTER OF WILLS (Wills) Elizabeth Thomas, 1808, JJ 3, ff. 188-189, 40165-2,  MSA C1720-6.

5.  ST. MARY'S COUNTY REGISTER OF WILLS (Wills) William Thomas, 1794, JJ 2, ff. 113-114, 40165-1,  MSA C1720-5.

6.  SPECIAL COLLECTIONS (Maryland Gazette Collection) 25 October 1792, MSA SC 2731.

7.  ST. MARY'S COUNTY REGISTER OF WILLS (Wills) Maria Thomas Courts, 1822, Liber JF 1, i, ff. 47-48, 40165-3, MSA C1720-7.

8.  ST. MARY'S COUNTY COURT (Marriage Licenses) Doc. James Thomas and Eliza Courts, January 26, 1808, CR 7450-1, MSA CM 905-1.

9.  SPECIAL COLLECTIONS (Mrs. T. Rowland Thomas Collection) Letter from Eliza Courts Thomas to her son Henry, April 23, 1846, Folder 435, MSA SC 176-285-435.  SPECIAL COLLECTIONS (Mrs. T. Rowland Thomas Collection) Letter from Eliza Courts Thomas to her daughter Elizabeth, January 20, 1828, Folder 187, MSA SC 176-285-187.  ST. MARY'S COUNTY REGISTER OF WILLS (Wills) Elizabeth Thomas, 1808, JJ 3, ff. 188-189, 40165-2,  MSA C1720-6.

10.  SPECIAL COLLECTIONS (Mrs. T. Rowland Thomas Collection) Letter from Henry Thomas to his mother, Eliza Courts Thomas, May 8, 1841, Folder 391, MSA SC 176-285-391.  Robert E.T. Pogue, Yesterday in Old St. Mary's County (Order from: Lucy L. Pogue, Bushwood, Maryland 20618. Fifth Edition 1995. Copyright 1968 Robert E.T. Pogue), 337.

11.  Fresco, Marriages and Deaths, 465.

12.  Ibid.


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