Archives of Maryland
(Biographical Series)

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

Sources:


Books-

Armstrong, Thomas. The Thomas Brothers of Mattapany.  Privately Printed: 1982.

Buchholz, Heinrich Ewald. Governors of Maryland from the Revolution to the Year 1908.  2d ed.  Baltimore: Williams and Wilkins Company, 1908.

Carr, Lois Green and David William Jordan. Maryland's Revolution of Government, 1689-1692.  Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press: 1974.

Forman, H. Chandlee. Early Manors and Plantation Houses of Maryland.  Baltimore, MD: Bodine and Associates, Inc., 1982.

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

Lee, Jean B. The Price of Nationhood: The American Revolution in Charles County.  New York: W.W. Norton and Company, 1994.

Papenfuse, Edward C., et al. Biographical Dictionary of the Maryland Legislature, 1635-1789.  Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press: 1979.

Pogue, Robert E.T. Yesterday in Old St. Mary's County (Order from: Lucy L. Pogue, Bushwood, Maryland 20618. Fifth Edition, 1995. Copyright 1968 Robert E.T. Pogue).

Rivoire, J. Richard. Homeplaces: Traditional Domestic Architecture of Charles County, Maryland.  La Plata, MD: Southern Maryland Studies Center, Charles
    County Community College, 1990.

Spencer, Richard Henry. Genealogical and Memorial Encyclopedia of the State of Maryland, Two Vols.  Baltimore, MD:  Clearfield Company, 1992.

Swann, Don, Jr. Colonial and Historic Homes of Maryland: Etchings by Don Swann.  Cockeysville, MD: Liberty Publishing Company, 1983.

Thomas, Armstrong. The Thomas Brothers of Mattapany.  Privately Printed: 1982.

Warfield, J.D. The Founders of Anne Arundel and Howard Counties, Maryland.  Westminster, MD: Family Line Publications, 1990.

Wilson, Everett B. Maryland's Colonial Mansions and Other Early Houses.  New York: A.S. Barnes and Co., Inc., 1965.

White, Frank F., Jr. The Governors of Maryland, 1777-1970.  Annapolis: Hall of Records Commission, 1970.

Newspaper/Magazine Articles-

William Courts' Death Notice, Maryland Gazette, October 25, 1792.

"Died," St. Mary's Beacon, January 8, 1885.

Major, Nettie Leitch. "Courts of Saint Mary's and Charles County, Maryland," Maryland Genealogical Society Bulletin, Spring, 1979.

Other Sources:

Tax Assessment of 1783- Charles County, from the biographical file of William Courts, SC 1138-001-282.

SPECIAL COLLECTIONS (Mrs. T. Rowland Thomas Collection):

    Map containing the home of 'Mr. Smoots,' possibly Wicomico Fields, MSA SC 176-1-44.

    Memorandum between Betsy Courts and Joseph Herbert, Overseer, July 31, 1806, Folder 164, MSA SC 176-1-164.

    Receipt, Joseph Herbert, signed at Piccawaxon, Charles County, June 27, 1806, Folder 170, MSA SC 176-1-170.

    Letter from Eliza Courts Thomas to her daughter Elizabeth, January 20, 1828, Folder 187, MSA SC 176-1-287.

    Letter from James Thomas to his daughter, Elizabeth, February 17, 1827, Folder 285, MSA SC 176-1-285.

    Invitation from "the Governor and Mrs. Thomas," MSA SC 176-1-300.

    Letter from Pike and Neale to Gov. Thomas "enclosed price for cut glass," March 14, 1833, MSA SC 176-1-307.

    Letter from Pike and Neale to Gov. Thomas "enclosed price list for cut glass," March 22-23, 1833, MSA SC 176-1-308.

    Letter from Richard Mills to Governor Thomas and bills for painting in Government House, September 23, 1833,  MSA SC176-1-312.

    Letter from Charles Koones to Gov. Thomas "enclosed sketch and description of a sofa," MSA SC 176-1-316.

    Letter from Pike and Neale to Gov. Thomas "enclosed bill for foodstuffs," July 22, 1834, MSA SC 176-1-319.

    Letter from Pike and Neale to Gov. Thomas regarding "carpentry work in Thomas' house," January 28, 1834, MSA SC 176-1-320.

    Letter from Pike and Neale to Gov. Thomas "enclosed bill and financial hardships of the commercial community," May 3, 1834, MSA SC 176-1-324.

    Letter from Pike and Neale to Gov. Thomas "enclosed bill and commodity prices," August 29, 1834, MSA SC 176-1-331.

    Letter from Pike and Neale to Gov. Thomas "enclosed bill and tobacco list," October 23-24, 1834, MSA SC 176-1-333.

    Letter from Pike and Neale to Gov. Thomas "enclosed account," July 17, 1835, MSA SC 176-1-341.

    Letter from Eliza Courts Thomas to her son Henry, April 23, 1846, MSA SC 176-1-435.

    Plat, "of a tract along the Wiccomico River and Forked Creek" , MSA SC 176-1-436.

Maryland State Archives. SPECIAL COLLECTIONS (Legislative History Project) Governor James Thomas File, MSA SC 1138-1454, 2/11/11/8.


Documents for Elizabeth Courts Thomas:

Marriage License of Elizabeth Courts Thomas and Governor James Thomas:

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

1828 letter from Eliza Thomas to her daughter, Elizabeth:

    SPECIAL COLLECTIONS (Mrs. T. Rowland Thomas Collection) Letter from Eliza Courts Thomas to her daughter Elizabeth, January 20, 1828, MSA SC 176-1-287.

1846 letter from Eliza Thomas to her son, Henry:

     SPECIAL COLLECTIONS (Mrs. T. Rowland Thomas Collection) Letter from Eliza Courts Thomas to her son Henry, April 23, 1846, MSA SC 176-1-435.

1850 Census listing Eliza Thomas and children:

     The Geneaology Committee of the St. Mary's County Historical Society, The 1850 Census of St. Mary's County Maryland, (1979).

Documents for Betsy Courts:

Letter from Betsy Courts to her brother:

     SPECIAL COLLECTIONS (Mrs. T. Rowland Thomas Collection) Letter from Betsy Courts to her brother William Thomas, November 23, 1795, MSA SC 176-1-136.

Letter from Betsy Courts to her brother:

     SPECIAL COLLECTIONS (Mrs. T. Rowland Thomas Collection) Letter from Betsy Courts to her brother William Thomas, December 14, 1795, MSA SC 176-1-138.

Last Will and Testament of Betsy Courts:

     ST. MARY'S COUNTY REGISTER OF WILLS (Wills) Betsy Courts, 1808, JJ 3, ff. 174-175, WK 280-281-3, MSA CM926-6.

Documents for William Courts:

William Courts' Death Notice:

     SPECIAL COLLECTIONS (Maryland Gazette Collection) October 25, 1792, MSA SC 2731, SCM 1284.

Inventory of William Courts' Estate:

     CHARLES COUNTY REGISTER OF WILLS (Inventories) William Courts, 1792, ff. 122-126, CR 39592-3, MSA CM386-11.

Administration Account for William Courts' Estate:

     CHARLES COUNTY REGISTER OF WILLS (Administration Accounts), April, 1798, ff. 411-412, 7314, MSA C650-10.

Documents for Maria Thomas Courts:

Last Will and Testament of Maria Thomas Courts:

     ST. MARY'S COUNTY REGISTER OF WILLS (Wills) Maria Thomas Courts, 1822, Liber JF 1, i, ff. 47-48, WK 281-282-2, CM 926-7.

Documents for Henry Thomas:

1841 letter from Henry Thomas to his mother, Eliza Thomas:

     SPECIAL COLLECTIONS (Mrs. T. Rowland Thomas Collection) Letter from Henry Thomas to Eliza Thomas, May 8, 1841, Folder 391, MSA SC 176-1-391.

1842 letter from Henry Thomas to his mother, Eliza Thomas:

     SPECIAL COLLECTIONS (Mrs. T. Rowland Thomas Collection) Letter from Henry Thomas to Eliza Thomas,  February 16, 1842, Folder 403, MSA SC 176-1-403.

Documents for William Thomas:

    ST. MARY'S COUNTY REGISTER OF WILLS (Wills) William Thomas, 1794, JJ 2, ff. 113-114, WK 280-281-2, MSA CM926-5.

Documents for Elizabeth Thomas:

Last Will and Testament of Elizabeth Thomas:

     ST. MARY'S COUNTY REGISTER OF WILLS (Wills) Elizabeth Thomas, 1808, JJ 3, ff. 188-189, WK 280-281-3, MSA CM926-6.

Documents for Elizabeth Thomas:

Last Will and Testament of Elizabeth Thomas, Eliza Courts Thomas' daughter:

    ST. MARY'S COUNTY REGISTER OF WILLS (Wills) Elizabeth Thomas, 1888, JBA 1, ff. 172-175, CR 89-1, MSA CM 926-12.

Documents for Anne Marie Thomas Waring:

Last Will and Testament of Ann M. Waring, Eliza Courts Thomas' daughter:

     ST. MARY'S COUNTY REGISTER OF WILLS (Wills) Ann M. Waring, 1896-1916, Liber PHD 1, ff. 124-126, CR 89-2, MSA CM 926-13.


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