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Murray Township, Sidney Township, Prince Edward County

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WHY I AM INTERESTED IN THIS FAMILY:
Hannah Tompkin (1757 - aft 1811) married William White (abt 1750 - 1811) and they were born in NY and settled in Sidney around 1800. A bunch of us have worked hard at finding out who their NY families were without success

In the 1790's and shortly after, a few "Tompkins" pioneers have been identified in Upper Canada. This page is dedicated to identifying them, determining any connections, and the focus will be on Samuel and Stephen Thompkins of Sidney Township and any relation to the above Hannah (Tompkins) White. It is possible that Philip Tompkins of Cramahe is a brother to Stephen.

Use the links to quickly see the information below.
  1. Samuel and Stephen Tompkins of Sidney Tp.
  2. Philip Tompkins of Cramahe Tp
  3. George Tompkins of Sidney Tp
  4. Deborah Tompkins of Sophiasburgh Tp
  5. Israel Tompkins UE of Wolford Township - and his large family
  6. Denis Tompkins of Oxford Tp
  7. Others who have been identified in Upper Canada
  8. Tompkins identifed in Westchester Co., NY
  9. Tompkins tree by Jeanne Ross
UCLP = Upper Canada Land Petition
OLRI = Ont Land Record Index - original grants, sale or leases from the crown only.  Mostly I have just given the index information and not looked up the entry.

1. SAMUEL and STEPHEN TOMPKINS, SIDNEY TP.
OVERVIEW
Stephen and Samuel Thompkins are elected to Sidney Township duties beginning in 1804. The working hypothesis is that Samuel Thompkins and Hannah (Thomkins) White are siblings, and Stephen Tompkins is a son of Samuel, all born in NY and came to Sidney around 1800, a few years before 1804. They were not loyalists and they did not petition for land. This implies they had enough money to purchase the better land.

Samuel is absent from the land records in Sidney and is last recorded in 1807 in the Township Minute book. Stephen owns Lot 3, Con 5 in Sidney which is very near Frankford and in the 1820's moves to Murray Tp, Lots 1 and 2, Con 2 which is not far away. This is the same man. It appears that Abraham is his son. Samuel and Stephen are either father and son or brothers and Samuel likely dies shortly after 1807. Possibly he leased the same farm that Stephen later buys.

SIDNEY TOWNSHIP MINUTE BOOK
The list below comes from the transcription of the Sidney Township Minute Book that is on this web site. Samuel and Stephen Thompkins are adults in 1805 so are likely born in the US and could be related to Hannah (Tomkins) White. The later names are likely their children.
Page 175 March 1804Stephen ThompkinsPath Master, West Division
18 March 1806Samuel ThompkinsPays 7 1/2 shillings for a new Minute book
2 (Stock marks)10 Aug 1806Samuel ThompkinsStock mark
217 March 1807Samuel ThompkinsAssessor with William White
26 5 March 1810Stephen  ThomkinsPath Master, W~3 fifth Concesion
274 March 1811Stephen ThomkinsPound keeper, West
285 March 1812Stephen TompkinsPound Keeper
411823John ThomkinsPath master, 5th Concession
435 Jan 1824John ThomkinsHighway Overseer, 5 Concession, Div 1
664 Jan 1836John TomkinsOverseer, 5th Con, Div 3
826 Jan 1840George TompkinsRoad Master, 7 Concession, Div 2
981843George TompkinsOverseer, 7 Concession, Div 1
1011 Jan 1844Abraham TompkinsSchool Committee
1021844John TompkinsFrankford, 5th Con, Div 1
1231847John TompkinsOverseer of highways
1261847John ThomkinsOverseer, 5 Concession, Div 2
1431849John ThompkinsOverseer, 5 Concession, Div 2
1451849John TompkinsOverseer of highways
2 (Stock marks)no dateDaniel Thompkins"removed" [from Stock Marks list]

SIDNEY LAND RECORDS
Samuel Thompkins has not yet been found in the Sidney land records. Stephen Thompkins first appears in 1811 on Lot 3, Con 5 and he moves to Murray Tp by 1822. The later transactions appear to be the children. I will examine all of these records.

LOT 3 and 4, CON 5 SIDNEY
17 May 1802, Crown patent to Martin Hawley, 200 acres

B&S, On 12 Mar 1811, reg 8 Jul 1816, Martin Hawley of Fredericksburgh sells to Stephen Thompkins of Sydney, yeoman, for 50 pounds, 200 acres of lot 3, Con 5, Sidney. Witnessed Gilbert Harris of Sidney and Andrew Kimmerly of Camden.
Source: Hastings County Copybooks, Vol A-D, 1800-1821, AO, GSU 197905, Vol C, #360, p 164

B&S, 15 Mar 1813, reg 27 Mar 1822, Stephen Thompkins of Murray Township sells to John Row of Sidney, for 100 pounds, sells 130 acres of lot 3, Con 5, Sidney. Witnesses Ichabod Squires and Tobias Bleecker of Thurlow and Thomas Coleman.
Source: Hastings County Copybooks, Vol E-I, 1800-1821, AO, GSU 197905, Vol F, #690

1094, B&S, 18 Apr 1816, reg 29 Jul 1826, John Row sells to Stephen Thompkins, 100 acres
1124, B&S, 2 Oct 1826, reg 30 Jan 1827, Stephen Thompkins sells to John Thompkins, 100 acres
H1127, B&S, 3 Aug 1826, reg 8 Feb 1827, Stephen Thompkins sells to Abraham Thompkins, 100 acres, part of lots 3 and 4
L1517, B&S, 12 Oct 1826, reg 13 Apr 1830, Stephen Tompkins sells to Rowland Potter Jr, 130 acres parts 3 and 4.
1280, B&S, 2 Feb 1828, reg 26 Apr 1828, Stephen and John Thompkins sells to Abel Scott, 140 acres
Abraham Tompkins sells off small parcels as late as 1853

LOT 5 CON 5 SIDNEY
Patent 17 May 1802, Crown to Joseph Forsyth, 200 acres
O64, B&S, 5 Mar 1838, reg 2 Aug 1838, James B Forsyth, heir and eldest son of Joseph Forsyth sells to Stephen Tompkins, 200 acres
O65, B&S, 11 Aug 1838, reg 22 Aug 1838, Stephen Tompkins sells to Robert C Wilkins, 100 acres, rear or W 1/2
H320, Mort, 20 Apr 1866, reg 26 Apr 1866, John Tompkins and wife to Patrick Turley, 100 acres S 1/2
G41, will, 18 Apr 1868, 21 Jun 1869, John Tompkins to Sabra Ann Tompkins and Mohold Tompkins, 5 acres each.
L2485, QC, 25Jun 1877, 26 Jun 1877, John A Tompkins and Margaret A Tomkins widow to William H Tompkins, S 1/2 lot

MURRAY TP
Reg 11 Sep 1826, Stephen Tompkins of Murray Tp sells to Abraham Tompkins of Sidney for 250 pounds, 100 acres, part of lots 1 and 2, Con 2, Murray. Witnessed by John Thompkins of Sidney, and John Fraser of Murray, both yeoman,
Source: Murray Tp, East Northumberland County Copybooks, deeds 3- 2708, 1802-1832, AO, GS 4768, #1434, p 383

7 Mar 1827, Reg 13 Mar 1827, Abraham Tompkins of Sidney sells to James H Samson of the Town of Belleville for 500 pounds, 100 acres, part of lots 1 and 2, Con 2, Murray. Witnessed by Colley A Foster of Belleville and Loullen? MacPherson of Belleville. Stephen Tompkins also sells the same land in 1495.
Source: Murray Tp, East Northumberland County Copybooks, deeds 3- 2708, 1802-1832, AO, GS 4768, #1494 and 1495, p 410

21 Mar 1815, Reg 29 Nov 1827, Peter owe of Thurlow sells to Stephen Tompkins of Murray, 100 acres for 150 pounds part of lots 2 and 3, Con 2, witnesses Ruliff Purdy, Quaker, Sidney, John Dockstader and Steven McNabb
Source: Murray Tp, East Northumberland County Copybooks, deeds 3- 2708, 1802-1832, AO, GS 4768, #1613, p 431

9 Aug 1830, Reg 18 Aug 1830, Abraham Tomkins, Murray gives a mortgage to James Hunter Samson, Belleville for 30 pounds and the sale of the above lot and another mortgage
Source: Murray Tp, East Northumberland County Copybooks, deeds 3- 2708, 1802-1832, AO, GS 4768, #2022 and 2023, p 522 and 524

MURRAY TOWNSHIP CENSUS
Are these Stephen and Caleb? children of the early settlers in Sidney?
1824, Stephen Tompkins, 3 males under 16, 2 females under 16 and 1 man and women, each over 16
1825, Stephen Tompkins, 2 males under 16, 0 females under 16 and 1 man and 2 women, each over 16
1825, Calip Tompkins, 1 males under 16, 1 females under 16 and 1 man and 1 women, each over 16

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2.
PHILIP TOMPKINS of CRAMAHE TP, NORTHMBERLAND
OVERVIEW
Philip Tompkins is an early settler and may a son of Samuel and brother to Stephen of Sidney. He does not petition for land so is not a loyalist. His sons Reuben and Caleb are identified.

CRAMAHE CENSUS
1812 - Phillip Tompkins, 2 males >16; 1 female >16; 2 males and 2 females under 16
1813 - Phillip Tompkins, 3, 1, 1, 2 - as above
1815 - Philip Thompkins, 3, 2, 1, ? - as above
1816 - Phillip Tompkins, 3, 1, 1, 1
1817 - Philip Tomkins , 3 males >16; 1 male <16, 2 females
1818 - Philip Tompkins, 3, 1, 1, 1
1820 - Philip Tomkins, 2,1
           Reuben Thomkins, 1, 1
           Caleb Thomkins, 1, 1
1821 - Philip Tomkins, 3, 2
           Caleb Thomkins, 1, 1
1822 - Phillip Thompkins, 2, 1
           Reuben Thompkins, 1, 1
           Caleb Thompkins, 1, 1
1823 - Phillip Thompkins, 2, 1
           Reuben Thompkins, 1, 1
1825 - J Phillip Thompkins, 1, 0, 2, 2
1839  - Philip Tompkins, 1, 1
            Caleb Tompkins, 3, 2, 1, 1
            Reubin Tompkins, 3,1,0,2
1840  - Philip Tompkins, 0,1,0,1
            Reubin Tompkins, 3,1,0,2

PETITION
9 Oct 1833, Keziah Tompkins, wife of Reuben Tompkins, Cramahe, is the dau of William Simpson, late of Cramahe, UE Loyalist, is now the full age of 21 and prays for 200 acres. Recommended
Source: Thompkins, Keziah (Simpson), Cramahe, 1833, UCLP, T18/34, V502, C-2836
Source: OLRI, Keziah Tompkins, resides Cramahe, no location stated, OC, 3 Feb 1834, DUE, 01 C13, V84, p33
Source: Thompkins, Renben, LB U index, 4 Jul 1839 - 6 Feb 1841, 657

Caleb Tompkins of Norwich Tp, Oxford County
Overview
It is likely that these records are for the same man. Caleb, son of the above Philip is in Cramahe until 1822, then Murray Tp in 1825 then at some point moves to Norwich. This is not proven.

MURRAY TOWNSHIP CENSUS
1825, Calip Tompkins, 1 males under 16, 1 females under 16 and 1 man and 1 women, each over 16

OLRI
Source: OLRI, Caleb Tompkins, resides Newcastle Dist, granted E 1/2 lot 16, Con 7, Asphodel, [Peterborough Co], 30 Jan 1821, free grant, 01-C13, V 132, p 54
Source: OLRI, Caleb Tompkins, granted S 1/2 lot 21, Con 9, Burford, [Brant Co], 9 Jul 1834, CC B3, V 24, p 67

WILL - CALEB TOMPKINS   
4 July 1843, probate 8 July 1844, Caleb Tompkins, Yeoman, Norwich Township, Oxford Co., of lots 6, 7 and 8, Con 3, Norwich Tp., wife Sarah Tompkins, son John, Caleb, Catherine Stover, Mary, Hannah, Sarah Mason, Rachel [likely married to William Moore who is mentioned later in the will and implied to be her husband] and Jane. Executors William Stover (Quaker) and Benjamin Holmes, Witnesses John A Tidey, John R Merrill and Elley Westfall. Deceased 17 Nov 1843.
Source: Surrogate Court, Oxford County, RG 22-221, 1843, AO, GS1, reel 116, will #26

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3. GEORGE TOMPKINS of SIDENY TP.

OVERVIEW
Could this George be a son of the George who was the son of Israel Tompkins UE below? Augusta Township was in Grenville County where Israel and his family was situated. George Tompkins appears in the Sidney Minute book in 1840 - see the above chart.

PETITION
18 Feb 1839, George Tompkins of Sidney is the only son and heir at law of George Tompkins late of Augusta [note: Grenville County] and that his late father is entitled to 100 acres of land as a private in flank company in the 2nd Regiment of Grenville Militia in the late war. Recommended, 21 Feb 1839.
Source: Tompkins, George, Sidney, 1839, UCLP, T21/48, V504, C-2838
Source: OLRI, George Tompkins, resides Sidney, W 1/2, lot 19, Con 9, Belmont Tp, assigned, circa 1840, FG, Commission, 01 C13, V91, p51

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4. DEBORAH TOMPKINS of SOPHIASBURGH TP, PRINCE EDWARD CO.

OVERVIEW
This Deborah, a widow, married a Tompkins who is not named in any of the documents but a Jeremiah Tompkins is given a grant in Sophiasburgh and may be her husband.

PETITION
14 Sep 1831, York, Deborah Tompkins, widow, of Sophiasburgh, that during the administration of Peregrien Maitland she rec'd a lease for 100 acres of land in Block D, Sophiasburgh, which is bounded on the west by halloweell and on the south and east by the rear of 2nd Con , for 99 years, She does not have a lease in hand and is unable to prevent depredators from carrying away the greater part of the timber trees. She has been informed that Abraham Lazier and Isaac Demille both of Sophiasburgh have applied to purchase part of her land. That your petitioners husband served faithfully as a militia man during the late war and suffered property loss in consequence for which no compensation was ever received. Note: There are a number of papers and in summary as early as 1822 when she was called in to Council on 22 Feb 1822 about her petiton, she was complaining about the matter and the Clergy Board was tardy at resolving the lease. In 1825 Peter Valleau and his son Hilliborn? were informed that she did have a lease and they were to stop their "molesting her" and make restitution.
Source: Thompkins, Deborah (widow), Sophiasburgh, 1831, UCLP, T17/2, V501, C-2836
Source: Thompkins, Deborah (widow), Sophiasburgh, 1832, UCLP, T17/30, V501, C-2836
Source: Thompkins, Deborah (widow), Sophiasburgh, 1835, UCLP, T Leases/108, V511, C-2841 - not yet examined
Source: OLRI, Deborah Tompkins, resides Sophiasburgh, Pt D, OC, 17 Oct 1835, lease clergy reserve, 01 C13, V152, p134

Source: OLRI, Jeremiah Tomkins, resides Sophiasburgh, no location or date, Military FG, 01 C13, V133, p 155 (needs to be checked, could be her husband)

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5.
ISRAEL TOMPKINS UE of WOLFORD TP., GRENVILLE CO.
OVERVIEW
Israel Tompkins UE, married Rebecah Brown DUE, died abt 1836, was an original pioneer, and his children receive land as children of a UE loyalist. They are: George, Obidiah, Nathan, Nancy, Samuel, Elisha, Asa and Jesse. They lived in Grenville County (today Leeds Grenville) in Wolford, Oxford and Augusta Townships and nearby Montague Township in Lanark County. 

OLRI
Israel Tomkins, granted 1/2 lot 10, Con 3 and 1/2 lot 32, Con 6, Augusta Tp, 1789, 01 A1V, V8, p 95
Israel Tomkins, resides Wolford, Leased Gore, Wolford, 31 May 1808, 01 C112, V3, p 40

PETITION
12 May 1808, Wolford, Israel Thompkins, yeoman, prays for a lease of land in the gore land, First Concession in the lower part of the Township of Wolford joining on the River Rideau. Offers for bail Thomas McCrae of Monteague Tp. Recomended for a Gore of land in Broken Con A and B and in the 1st Con of Wolford. Warrant 763 issued by Thomas McCrea, 2 Jun 1808
Source: Thompkins, Israel, Wolford, 1808, UCLP, T Leases/21, V510, 1798-1831, C-2841

PETITION - WIFE
undated c1790, The petiton of Isreal [sic] Tomkins wife, County of Grenvil, #14, that Rebeckah Tomkins of Augusta daughter to Jesse Brown  who was a soldier in Major Joseph's Corps of Loyal Rangers and joined the Royal Standard previous to the year 1789 and begs for 200 acres.
Source: Tomkins, Rebeckah (Brown), UCLP, T Misc/30, 1788-94. V511, C-2842
Source: OLRI, Rebecca Tomkins, granted lot 6, Front Con, Escott Tp, 10 Nov 1795, MFMS81, V50, p149

PETITION
12 Aug 1807, Johnstown, George Tompkins, Oxford, is the son of Israel Tompkins, UE of Woolford, has never rec'd lands and has attained the age of 21 and prays for 200 acres. Recommended, 20 Feb 1808
Note: It is possible that George had a son also named George who moved to Sidney.
Source: Thompkins, George, Oxford, UCLP, 1807, T8/45, V496, C-2833
Source: OLRI,George Tomkins, resides Oxford, 20 Feb 1808, freegrant, SUE, 01 C13, V80, p107
Source: OLRI, George Tomkins, granted Lot 11, Con 8, South Gower Tp, 20 Feb 1808, SUE, 01 C14, V3, p12

PETITION
1812, at Elizabethtown, Obidiah Tompkins of Oxford, District of Johnstown, is the son of Israel Tompkins, Wolford, UE Loyalist has reached the age of 21 nad has never rec'd land and prays for 200 acres. Recomended SUE, Warrant O 109, 2 May 1812
Source: Thompkins, Obadiah, Wolford, 1812, UCLP, T10/20, V497, C-2834
Source: OLRI, Obidiah Thompkins, W 1/2 lot 5, Con 9, St Vincent, military service, no date, 01 C13, V133, p 16
Source: OLRI, Obidiah Tompkins, resides Oxford, OC, SUE, 28 Apr 1812, 01 C13, V81, p36
Source: OLRI, Obidiah Tompkins, BR 19, 21, Con 6, Lansdown Tp, OC 28 Ap 1828 SUE and loc Tick 6 May 1812, 01 C14, V4, p38
Source: OLRI, Obidiah Tompkins, W 1/2 lot 5, Con 9, St Vincent Tp, 28 Jun 1836, Military service, 01 C14, V20, p231

PETITION
13 Jan 1818, Court House, Oxford Tp, Nathan Tomkins, Johnstown Dist, is the son of Israel Tomkins, Johnstown Dist, UE loyalist, and has reached the full age of 21, never rec'd land, has takenthe oath of allegiance and prays for 200 acres. [on the fold] Israel Thompkins is on the UE list but not as Tomkins. Recommended, in Council 13 Nov 1818.
Source: Tomkins, Nathan, 1818, Oxford, UCLP, T11/49, V497, C-2834
Source: OLRI, Nathan Tompkins, resides Oxford, granted 23 Comm, Heir Devisee Comm, Harwich Tp, 5 Nov 1818, SUE,  01 C13, V81, p 36
Source: OLRI, Nathan Tomkins, W pt lot 23, 1ESCO, Harwich, OC 5 Nov 1818 and Loc. Tick on 25 Jun 1819, 01 C14, V4, p 128

PETITION
12 Aug 1831, at Brockville, Nancy Tompkins, wife of Obidiah Tompkins, Monteague [today Montague, Lanark County], Dist of Johnstown, dau of Joseph Knapp, UE prays for 200 acres. Recomended 1 Mar 1832
Source: Thompkins, Nancy (Knapp), 1831, UCLP, T17/18, V501, C-2836
Source: OLRI, Nancy Tompkins, resides Montague, lot 20, Con 9, Marlborough Tp, OC, 1 Mar 1832, DUE, 01 C13, V83, p100

PETITION
8 Nov 1825, Samuel Tompkins, of Wolford, Dist of Johnstown, is the son of Israel Tompkins, UE, is 21 and has never rec'd land and prays for 200 acres
13 Sep 1832, Joseph A Nieeler? JP states that Samuel Tompkins of Haldimand is the son of Isreal Tompkins, late of the township of Wolford, UE. Recommended 24 jan 1833
Source: Thompkins, Samuel, Wolford, 1825, UCLP, T17/64, V501, C-2836
Source: OLRI, Samuel Tompkins, resides Wolford, no location stated, OC, 24 Jan 1833, SUE, 01 C13, V83, p 141

PETITION
12 Aug 1831, at Brockville, Elisha Tompkins, Wolford Tp, Johnstown Dist, is the son of Israel Tompkins, Wolford, UE loyalist, has attaind the age of 21, never received any land, John McCrea swears he is the man he says he is. Recommended in Council 21 Feb 1832 and ordered 25 Feb 1832
Source: Thompkins, Elisha, Wolford, 1831, UCLP, T17/17, V501, C-2836
Source: OLRI, Elisha Tompkins, resides Wolford, N 1/2 lot 11, Con 4, North Gower, OC, 21 Feb 1832, SUE and loc tick 24 Mar 1832, 01 C13, V83, p101

PETITION
20 May 1835, Asa Tompkins, yeoman, Augusta Tp, Johnstown Dist., is the son of Israel Tompkins UE, yeoman, Montague Tp, Johnstown Dist., that he has attained the full age of 21 and  Edmund Burritt of Wolford testifies that he has not rec'd any land. Recommended for 200 acres, warrant V 177, 2 Nov 1835
Source: Thompkins, Asa, Augusta, 1835, UCLP, T19/18, V502a, C-2837
Source: OLRI, Asa Tompkins, resides Augusta, OC, 28 Oct 1835, SUE, 01 C13, V84, p114
Source: OLRI, Asa Thompkin, W 1/2 lot 10, Broken Front, Yonge Tp, 26 May 1843, lease, CCB3, V34, p82

PETITION
18 May 1836, Jesse Thompkins, Oxford Tp, Johnstown Dist., is the son of Israel Tompkins, UE, late of Augusta Tp, Johnstown Dist., that he has attained the full age of 21 and Barnabas Knapp of Montague testifies that he has never rec'd land. Recommended in Council 23 June 1836 and ordered 29 June 1836.
Source: Jesse Thompkins, Oxford, 1836, UCLP, T20/6, V503, C-2837?
Source: OLRI, Jesse Thompkins, resides Oxford, OC, 23 Jun 1836, SUE, 01 C13, V84, p 140
Source: OLRI, Jesse Thompkins, resides Oxford, military service, no date, 01 C13, V133, p55
Source: OLRI, Jesse Thompkins, W lot 1?, Con 5, Essa Tp, 12 Oct 1837, UE, 01 C14, V6, p 114 and 121
Source: OLRI, Jesse Thompkins, W 1/2 lot 19, Con 9, Belmont Tp, Militia service grant, 23 Mar 1839, 01 C13, V133, p81

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6.
DENIS TOMPKINS of OXFORD TP, GRENVILLE CO.
OVERVIEW
Denis also lived in Oxford County but came later in 1817 and does not appear to be closely related to the Israel Tompkins family. He had sons; John and Benjamin.

PETITION
8 Apr 1828, Denis Tomkins, yeoman, Oxford Township, emigarted to this Province in 1817 and rec'd a ticket for E 1/2 of lot 29, Con 8, Oxford and asks for a deed. Recommended, warrant D 59, 25 Jun 1828
Source: Tomkins, Denis, Oxford, 1828, Oxford, UCLP, T15/15, V500, C-2836
Source: Tomkin, Denis, LB N, 1827-29, p 317
Source: OLRI, Denis Tomkins, resides Oxford, granted E 1/2 lot 29, Con 8, Oxford, OC, 23 June 1828, Military Emigrant, 01 C13, V96, p 119
Source: OLRI, Denis Tomkins, resides Plantagent [Prescott Co], South lot 1, Con 3, Plantagent, location ticket, 19 Sep 1822, 01 C13, V132, p 144

HEIRS AND DEVISEE
Lot 6,7,8, Con 3 Oxford Tp, Grenville, Johnstown District
10 Jul 1840, Benjamin Tompkins gets West 1/2 of lot 29, Con 8, Oxford Township, as heir at law of his late brother John Tompkins, deceased. Dennis Tompkin on 7 Jul 1840 maketh oath that his son John Tompkin died Nov of 1819 or 1820 as owner of the farm and that Benjamin Tompkin is the eldest brother and heir at law of John Tompkin and is currently residing on the farm. 
Source: Heirs and Devisee Comm, RG 40-5, Benjamin Tomkins, 1840, AO, MS657, reel 47, #40-257

10 June 1840, George Dissett Tompkins, yeoman of Sidney Township, Victoria District, states that he is the only son of the George Tompkins, deceased during the late war as a private with the First Flank of the Grenville Militia who died while the deponent was an infant and that the deponent is over the age of 29 and that he hath sold the land in Belmont Tp to Adam Henry Meyrs and Eliza Meyers of Murray Tp. The Surveyors Gen Office declares that the West 1/2, lot 19, Con 9, Belmont Township, was located 21 Feb 1809? to George Tompkins , late in the twonship of Augusta, as a private in the flank company  of the 2nd Regiment of Grenville Militia. George Dissett claims on 10 Jul 1840, yeoman, Sidney Tp that he is the step father of George D Tompkins, yeoman, Sidney, having married his mother after the death of his father the alte george Tompkins who died during the last war, that he served as a flank company man with the Grenville Militia and sickened and died while on duty withour making any will and that George D Tompkins is the only son and heir at law.
Source: Heirs and Devisee Comm, RG 40-5, George Tomkins, 1840, AO, MS657, reel 47, #40-258

Source: OLRI, John Tompkins, resides Alfred Tp, [Prescott Co], SW 1/4 lot 1, Con 4, Land Brd, FG, 19 Sep 1822, 01 C13, V132, p201 [Is this John the same man as above?]


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7. OTHERS WHO HAVE IDENTIFIED in UPPER CANADA


PETITION
6 Dec 1825, York, James Tompkins, York, yeoman, that he has resided in this province for upwards of ten years has taken the oath of allegiance, has never petitioned for land, has a wife and 5 children (4 boys and 1 girl), prays for 200 acres as a settler. [signed] James Tomkins. In Council 7 Dec 1825, the petitioner came into the Province from the United States since the late war cannot be recommended. Entered in Land Book M? page 490
[Note: This man came around 1815 to UC so is likely not closely related to the earlier settlers.]
Source: Tomkins, James, Toronto, 1825, UCLP, T14/85, V499, C-2835

PETITION
31 Oct 1839, Gloucester,  Peter Tomkins, of Gloucester Tp, Ottawa District, yeoman, in 1830 purchased lot 7, 3 Con Gloucester and lot 30, 1 Con of Clarence Tp. and he rec'd a deed in 1831 and settled on the Gloucester lot in 1833 and made improvements. Recommended.
[Note: This man lived near the children of Israel Tompkins of Grenville County but since Peter does not apply for land as a SUE then it is assumed this Peter is not related to that family.]
Source: Tomkins, Peter, Glouchester and Clarence, 1839, UCLP, T22/15, V504, C-2838
Source: Thompkins, Peter, LB U index, 4 Jul 1839 - 6 Feb 1841, 187
Source: OLRI, Peter Tomkins, resides Clarence, granted lot 4, Con 11, Clarence, 8 Dec 1827, Land brd, 01 C13, V138, p 14


PETITION
11 May 1847, at Howard, George Tompkins of Howard, farmer, was located by the Honourable Colonel Talbot in 1826 in the NW 12 of lot 16on the townlines between Howard and Harwich, has performed duties and is ready tp pay fees. Recommended by Thomas Talbot.
[Note: Howard and harwich Townships are in Kent County in southwestern Ontario. Chatham is the county seat. This man is likely a later settler and not closely related to the earlier families.]
Source: Thompkins, George, Howard, 1847, UCLP, T4/53, V507, C-2839
Source: OLRI, George Tompkins, resides Howard, 16 town line, Con 8, Howard Tp, OC, 28 Jan 1848, FG and full fees, 01 C13, V35, p87

PETITION
23 Nov 1852, Lindsay, Robert Tompkins of Fenelon has for some years been in possesssion of lot 1, 3 Con, Fenelon and erected a house and barn. Has not been given a deed after repeated requests of the land agent. Recommended.
Source: Thompkins, Robert, Fenelon, 1852, UCLP, T7/2, V528a?, C-2840

UPPER CANADA LAND PETITIONS
Below are listed UCLP's that have not been checked yet.

Source: Thompkin, Enoch, Grand River, 1843, L2/4??
Source: Thompkins, Henry, Nottawasaga, 1849, CLP, L9/1 ?


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8. TOMPKINS in WESTCHESTER COUNTY, NY
OVERVIEW
This information below was collected by Jeanne Ross of Duncan, BC and is posted here with her permission.
"I am still poking around Westchester as I wouldn't be surprised if the Tompkins and Whites came from there before they got to where you found them -- although there's about 3 generations involved, I would think.

So far I have found Nathanial Tompkins Sr. who died in 1684 leaving a minor son Nathaniel -- and one of his executors was Nathaniel White.

See a record involving the estate of Nathaniel White who died in 1690, and had a minor son William.  As a adult, William assembles a series of adjacent plots of land up until 1732 when he sells his land.  This land is adjacent to the land of Nathaniel Tompkins Senior and Nathaniel Tompkins Junior.  After 1732 there are no more records for any William or Nathaniel Whites in Westchester until 1785 and that is a William White from Stamford, CT."


The records below come from the New York, Land Records, 1630-1975 at the Familysearch.org web site.

Jeanne and her husband Don share their work on their web sites.

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New York, Land Records, 1630-1975>>Westchester>Deeds 1681-1698 vol A-B [Vol A page 6]  Image 12 of 396
 
Sept 2 1684
Order of Court about the Will of Nathaniel Tomkins of East Chester
Widow Elizabeth Tomkins, John Tomkins and Nathaniel White to be administrators of the estate
Will: executors are loving wife Elizabeth, brother John and Nathaniel White
Has minor children (under 21 for boys, 18 for girls)
Son Nathaniel
Four daughters: Ann, Elizabeth, Mary and Rebecca
Written: Sept 2 1684
Witnesses: Samuel Dankes (I think), Thomas Kirke
Nathaniel Tompkins died Sept 6, 1684
There is an inventory of his estate
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New York, Land Records, 1630-1975>Westchester>Deeds 1684-1708 vol A-C [Vol B page 83] Image 217
 
Dec 27 1687
William Hayden sold a parcel of land to his son in law Nathaniel Tompkins and another to his son in law John Tompkins
Witnesses Samuel Causten and Thomas Shute
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New York, Land Records, 1630-1975>Westchester>Deeds 1684-1708 vol A-C [Vol C page 117]  Image 439
 
Dec 6, 1701
John Tomkins claims that William Haiden, a decrepid and helpless man is trying to make away with his property in order to defraud his creditors.
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New York, Land Records, 1630-1975>Westchester>Deeds 1684-1708 vol A-C [ Vol C page 263]  Image 480
 
Feb 2 1701/2
John Tomkins of Eastchester, and wife Mary, "for the love and goodwill which I, bare to my natural son, Edmund Tomkins, of the town and county aforesaid" gives land  in Eastchester.
Witnesses: Joseph Morgan and Moses Hoit, Jr.
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New York, Land Records, 1630-1975>Westchester>Deeds 1684-1708 vol A-C [Vol C page 213]  Image 455
 
March 9, 1701/2
John Tomkins of the town of Eastchester, yoeman, sells land to Joseph Drake of the same place.  The land is at a place called Nonesuch, and is adjacent to Nathaniel Tomkins' land.
Witnesses: Benjamin Collier, Samuel Causten
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New York, Land Records, 1630-1975>Westchester>Deeds 1684-1708 vol A-C [Vol C page 267]  Image 482
 
March 25, 1702/3
John Tomkins of Eastchester "for the love and goodwill which I bear unto my natural daughter Hannah, now the wife of Abraham Hiat, of the town and county aforesaid" gives her land in Eastchester adjacent to John Drake's land
Witnesses: Joseph Morgan and Sarah Morgan
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New York, Land Records, 1630-1975>Westchester>Deeds 1684-1708 vol A-C [Vol C page 278]  Image 488
 
April 29, 1703
John Tomkins of the Town of Eastchester, yoeman, sold land to Edmund Ward of Eastchester.  The land is in Eastchester and adjacent to the lands of Moses Hoit, Jr and John Drake
Witnesses: Noah Barton and Jeremiah Fowler
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New York, Land Records, 1630-1975>Westchester>Deeds 1684-1708 vol A-C [ Vol C page 295]  Image 496
 
October 1703
John Tomkins of Eastchester, yoeman, sold land to Edward Avery.  Land is adjacent to the land of Nathaniel White and John Drake.
Signed by John Tomkins and Mary Tomkins
Witnesses: John Tomkins Junr and Edmund Tomkins
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New York, Land Records, 1630-1975>Westchester>Deeds 1684-1708 vol A-C [Vol C page 421]  Image 559
 
Feb 20, 1706/7
Edmund Tomkins of the Town of Eastchester sells land to Moses Fowler that is adjacent to land of Moses Hoit and of John Lareance
Witnesses: Edmund Ward and John Ward
 
 
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New York, Land Records, 1630-1975>Westchester>Deeds 1708-1730 vol D-F [Vol E page 72]  Image 196
 
Apr 3, 1708
John Tomkins, Sene, of Eastchester, "for the love and goodwill which I bear unto my naturall son John Tomkins, June" gives him land "which was formerly my father-in-law William Haydens" in Eastchester, located at the rear of John Drake's land and adjacent to land owned by Nathaniel Tompkins and land owned by Joseph Tomkins
Witnesses: Edmund Ward and Samuel Ferris
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New York, Land Records, 1630-1975>Westchester>Deeds 1708-1730 vol D-F [Vol E page 81]  Image 200
 
Feb 12, 1712/13
Nathaniel Tomkins of Eastchester sells land to Mitchell Chatterton [also spelled Chaderton] of Eastchester
Witnesses: John Ward and Roger Barton
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New York, Land Records, 1630-1975>Westchester>Deeds 1708-1730 vol D-F [Vol E page 78]  Image 199
 
August 4, 1713
Joseph Tomkins, of Eastchester, yoeman, sells to Joseph Taylor of Eastchester, cordwainer, adjacent to Edmond Tomkins land
Signed by Joseph Tomkins and Dority Tomkins ye wife of Joseph Tomkins
Witnesses: Michael Chatterton and ??? Fowler
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New York, Land Records, 1630-1975>Westchester>Deeds 1708-1730 vol D-F [Vol F page 200]  Image 495
 
March 6, 1713/14
Joseph Tompkins of Bedford sells to Esther Vaile of Eastchester [male? "his heirs and assigns" indexed as Arthur]  land in Eastchester
Witnesses: Isaac Lawrence Junr., and Samuel Taylor
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New York, Land Records, 1630-1975>Westchester>Deeds 1715-1786 vol G-H [Vol G, page 12]  Image 14
 
Apr 16, 1717
Edmund Tomkins of Eastchester, yoeman, and Hanah his wife sell land to Nicholas Dean of Oysterbay, yoeman, of Queens County, Nassau, NY.  Land is in Eastchester and adjacent to lands belonging to Abraham Hyatt, Joseph Gee and Joseph Collier, and also William White's land
Witnesses: Robert Sneden, Francis Willson, Rrs. Barton
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New York, Land Records, 1630-1975>Westchester>Deeds 1708-1730 vol D-F [Vol E page 196]  Image 258
 
March 28, 1718
Nathaniel Tompkins records an earmark for his son Nathaniel
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New York, Land Records, 1630-1975>Westchester>Deeds 1708-1730 vol D-F [Vol F page 184]  Image 487
 
August the 26, 1720.  Thus received of Hanah Tomkins, Executrix of ye last will and testament of Edmund Tomk, deceased, the sum of ten shillings it being in full of all debts & demands of & from the Estate of Edmund Tomkins, deceased.  I say received the ad, sum pur me.
0: 10: 0
Nathaniel Tomkins, John Tomkins Senr
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New York, Land Records, 1630-1975>Westchester>Deeds 1708-1730 vol D-F [Vol E page 386]  Image 353
 
Dec 1, 1720
Jacob Lawrence sells land to Nathaniel Tompkins of Eastchester.  Land had been purchased previously from John Smith late of Eastchester, and which is adjacent to Samuel and Lewis Onions [Guion]
Witnesses: John Ward and Isaac Lawrence Junr
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New York, Land Records, 1630-1975>Westchester>Deeds 1708-1730 vol D-F [Vol F page 325]  Image 322
 
March 9, 1721
Hanah Tompkins of the Manor of Scares Dale, Westchester, widow and executrix of Edmund Tompkins, deceased, sells land to John Tompkins, Senr., of Eastchester.  The land is in Forkineere Patent, adjoinng the Manor of Scarsdale, and bounded by lands of John Clarke, another part of land that belonged to Edmund Tompkins
Witnesses: Lewis Guion and John Cuer
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New York, Land Records, 1630-1975>Westchester>Deeds 1708-1730 vol D-F [Vol E page 395]  Image 357
 
May 18, 1721
John Tomkin Senr of Eastchester sells land to Jos. Tomkins of Eastchester.  Land is in Eastchester and adjacent to land owned by Jos. Drake and land owned by Josh. Tomkins.
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New York, Land Records, 1630-1975>Westchester>Deeds 1708-1730 vol D-F [Vol E page 326]   Image 323
 
Oct 19, 1722
John Tomkins Senr of Eastchester sells to Abraham Hyat, yoeman, land near the Manor of Scarsdale in Forkeniers Patent.  This land was recently purchased from Hannah Tomkins, widow and executor of Edmund Tomkins, deceased, bordered by land of John Clarke.  Mentions land going to Joseph Tomkins that used to belong to Moses Haight, Junr, deceased.
Witnesses: Thomas Pinkley and R. Barton
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New York, Land Records, 1630-1975>Westchester>Deeds 1708-1730 vol D-F [Vol E page 392]  Image 356
 
Sept 12, 1720
John Tomkins Senr of Eastchester sells to Joseph Tomkins land formerly belonging to James Evit and William Hoiden, deceased
Witnesses: Robert Sneden and Isaac Lawrence, Junr
 
Nov 18 1723
Abrahan Hyatt of Eastchester and Joseph Tomkins of the Manor of Phillipsborough sell to Lewis Guion a piece of land near that of Joseph Drake
Witnesses Isaac Lawrence, Junr and John Cuer
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New York, Land Records, 1630-1975>Westchester>Deeds 1708-1730 vol D-F [Vol E page 379]  Image 349
 
Nov 15, 1723
Earmarks including:
Joseph Tompkins of Phillipsburgh
Nathaniel Tompkins of Eastchester
 
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New York, Land Records, 1630-1975>Westchester>Deeds 1708-1730 vol D-F [Vol F page 350]  Image 570
 
Jan 27, 1729
John Cromwell of Eastchester and his wife Elizabeth sell land to John Tomkins of Fox Meadow, Westchester, blacksmith.  Land by Brewer's Mills, adjacent to land owned by Thomas Hunt
Witnesses: Gabriel Leggett and Edmund Tomkins
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New York, Land Records, 1630-1975>Westchester>Deeds 1715-1786 vol G-H [Vol G page 78}  Image 47
 
Sept 22, 1729
Edmund Tomkins of the Manor of Scarsdale, Westchester, yoeman, sells land to Thomas Hadden of the same place, yoeman.  Land by that of Moses Taylor, in area known as the Hammocks
Witnesses: Thomas Underhill and John Cuar
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New York, Land Records, 1630-1975>Westchester>Deeds 1715-1786 vol G-H [Vol G page 68]  Image 42
 
Dec 31, 1731
John Tomkins and Jamime his wife of Eastchester sells land to Joshua Tomkins of Eastchester. Land in Scarsdale "which was devined to me by ye last will of my honoured father Edmond Tomkins, deceased .  ."  Adjacent to land owned by Thomas Hading and by Edmund Tomkins
Witnesses: Edward Meeks and Roger Barton
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New York, Land Records, 1630-1975>Westchester>Deeds 1715-1786 vol G-H [Vol G, page 54]  Image 35
 
Oct 23, 1732
Joshua Tomkins and Sarah his wife of Scarsdale, Westchester, sell land to Thomas Hadding of the same place.  Land is in Scarsdale and was purchased from John Tomkins Dec 31, 1731, and is adjacent to land owned by Edmund Tomkins
Witnesses: Jonathan Peasley and John Addams
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New York, Land Records, 1630-1975>Westchester>Deeds 1715-1786 vol G-H [Vol G page 68]  Image 52
 
Oct 17, 1733
John Tomkins of Eastchester, blacksmith, appoints "trusty and loving friends "Edmund Tomkins and Thomas Shute "my true and lawful attorneys"
Witnesses: Elijah Tomkins, John Ward
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New York, Land Records, 1630-1975>Westchester>Deeds 1715-1786 vol G-H [Vol G page 421]  Image 226
 
Recorded July 17, 1732
Survey of property owned by William Pinkney Senr. in East Chester, adjacent to the land of William Pinkney, Junr., and land of Nathaniel Tomkins Senr., and land belonging to Nathaniel Tomkins Junr.
Signed by Nathaniel N Tompkings, Isaac Lawranc., Junr., and William White
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New York, Land Records, 1630-1975>Westchester>Deeds 1715-1786 vol G-H [Vol G page 130]  Image 73
 
Sept 23, 1732
John Tompkins of Eastchester, blacksmith, "with ye advice and consent of Jemimy his wife" sells land to Thomas Hunt, Esq., of the same place, the land being along the road to DeLanceys Mills to Cow Neck
Witnesses: John Leggett, Wiliam Forster
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New York, Land Records, 1630-1975>Westchester>Deeds 1715-1786 vol G-H [Vol G page 709]  Image 379
 
Feb. 4, 1758
Pierre Van Cortlandt of the Manor of Cortlandt sells 241 acres land known ad Farm Number 10 of North lot number 6, that had belonged to his father, Phillip Van Cortlandt, in the Manor of Cortlandt at public auction to John Tomkins, of Westchester, yoeman, the highest bidder. (There is a lot more detail about the land and what's on it)
Also details of the Van Cortlandt family
Witnesses: William Smith Junr, Samuel Jones

[There are a lot more details about the Van Cortlandts in this, but the summary is that Pierre's father died bankrupt and they had to sell off their land to pay the debts.  John Tompkins bought a big chunk for not very much and moved his family there.  Cortlandt Manor is strongly connected to Putnam -- there is a book on Ancestry called "Records of Early Settlers of Putnam County and Cortlandt Manor, NY" that I need to look at more, but I think the Phillips family of Putnam also bought a lot of Cortlandt Manr. Jeanne Ross, Apr 2013]
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New York, Land Records, 1630-1975>Westchester>Deeds 1715-1786 vol G-H [Vol G page 712]  Image 381
 
May 1, 1760
Thomas Smith of the Manor of Cortlandt, Westchester, carpenter, sells to John Tompkins of Phillipsburg, Westchester, land in the Manor of Cortlandt
Signed by Thomas Smith and Sarah O. Smith
Witnesses: Samuel Smith and William Odel
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New York, Land Records, 1630-1975>Westchester>Deeds 1715-1786 vol G-H [Vol H page 78]  Image 435
 
Oct 3, 1768
John Underhill of the Manor of Cortlandt, Westchester, sells to Moses Tompkins of the same place; adjacent landowners are: Joshua Feris and Griffen Cory.
Signed by John Underhill and Elizabeth Underhill his wife
Witnesses: John Bonnet and Robert Weeks
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New York, Land Records, 1630-1975>Westchester>Deeds 1792-1801 vol L-M [Vol L page 106]  Image 62
 
Dec 28, 1773
John Tomkins of Phillipsburg, Westchester, and Mary his wife, give land to their son Absalom Tomkins, land in the Manor of Cortland, Westchester, adjacent to land owned by Moses Tomkins
Witnesses: Joshua Barns and Absalom Gedney
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New York, Land Records, 1630-1975>Westchester>Deeds 1774-1792 vol I-K [Vol I page 192]  Image 104
 
Oct 28, 1785
William Clark and Easter his wife of Westchester sell to Moses Tompkins of Amewalk, Westchester County, yoeman, the land William Clark bought of Elias Benjamin which is adjacent to other property owned by Moses Tompkins, and adjacent to lands owned by Elisha Travis, Elijah Dingee and John Putney
Witnesses: Elisha Travis and Levi Paurt
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New York, Land Records, 1630-1975>Westchester>Deeds 1774-1792 vol I-K [Vol K page 275]  Image 347
 
June 19, 1787
Nathaniel Tomkins of North Castle, Westchester, gives "in consideration of the natural love and affection which he hath and beareth unto" Brundige Tomkins of the same place,  land in North Castle, Westchester.
Witnesses: Sarah Tompkins and Daniel Miller
When recorded, Jonathan G. Tompkins "one of the judges of the Court of Common Pleas for Westchester" appeared with Sarah Tompkins
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New York, Land Records, 1630-1975>Westchester>Deeds 1792-1801 vol L-M [Vol L page 133] Image 75
 
Oct 10, 1785
Nathaniel Tompkins, farmer of Westchester, buys land from the Commissioners of Forfeitures for the southern district of New York, land was lately in the possession of Widow Van Tassel, near land of James Odell, and land of Thomas Tompkins, and land of Cornelius Van Tassel
Witnesses: John Stoutenburgh and Isaac Stoutenbourgh, Junr
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New York, Land Records, 1630-1975>Westchester>Deeds 1715-1786 vol G-H [Vol G page 709]  Image 379
 
Feb. 4, 1758
Pierre Van Cortlandt of the Manor of Cortlandt sells 241 acres land known ad Farm Number 10 of North lot number 6, that had belonged to his father, Phillip Van Cortlandt, in the Manor of Cortlandt at public auction to John Tomkins, of Westchester, yoeman, the highest bidder. (There is a lot more detail about the land and what's on it)
Also details of the Van Cortlandt family
Witnesses: William Smith Junr, Samuel Jones
 
There are a lot more details about the Van Cortlandts in this, but the summary is that Pierre's father died bankrupt and they had to sell off their land to pay the debts.  John Tompkins bought a big chunk for not very much and moved his family there.  Cortlandt Manor is strongly connected to Putnam -- there is a book on Ancestry called "Records of Early Settlers of Putnam County and Cortlandt Manor, NY" that I need to look at more, but I think the Phillips family of Putnam also bought a lot of Cortlandt Manr.

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9. TOMPKINS TREE by Jeanne Ross

Unknown Tompkins (47089)

+unknown spouse

── Nathaniel Tompkins (47082), d. 6 Sep 1684 at Westchester, NY, USA

   +Elizabeth Hayden (47083)

   ── Nathaniel Tompkins (47084), b. after 1665

      +unknown spouse

      ── Nathaniel Tompkins (47099), b. before 1697

   ── Ann Tompkins (47085), b. after 1666

   ── Elizabeth Tompkins (47086), b. after 1666

   ── Mary Tompkins (47087), b. after 1666

   ── Rebecca Tompkins (47088), b. after 1666

── John Tompkins (47090)

    +Mary Hayden (47091)

    ── Edmund Tompkins (47092), d. before 26 Aug 1720

       +Hannah (--?--) (47101)

       ── John Tompkins (47102)

           +Jamine (--?--) (47103)

    ── Hannah Tompkins (47093)

       +Abrahan Hyatt (47094)

    ── John Tompkins (47095)


So far unconnected people:

  1. John Tomkins of Fox Meadows, blacksmith
  2. Joseph, yoeman of Eastchester has a wife Dorothy
  3. Joseph of Phillipsburg
  4. Joshua of Scarsdale has a wife Sarah
  5. Edmond of Scarsdale is probably the son of the Edmond with a wife Hannah in the chart above.
  6. Elijah shows up for the first time as a witness in 1733

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