Starnborough, Tobias

Male 1648 - 1709  (61 years)


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  • Name Starnborough, Tobias  [1
    Born 1648  Holland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Emigration 1658  Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    _UID 254BB2DDAE5C436EB92AC3DF8356F3B4BFC5 
    Died 14 Dec 1709  Baltimore Co., MD Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I256  Buyer, Stier and Related Families
    Last Modified 1 Mar 2008 

    Father Sternbergse, Detmorus,   b. Abt 1632, Prussia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1682, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 51 years) 
    Mother Renske, Catherine,   b. Abt 1632, Holland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1682, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 51 years) 
    Married 1647 
    _UID 5DC9A33A1E7E4EDCB0BCC7AAAF266E937C4A 
    Family ID F91  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Raven, Sarah,   b. 1652, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1714, Baltimore Co., MD Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years) 
    Married Between 1675 and 1677  Baltimore, MD Find all individuals with events at this location 
    _UID 9C275763FF5647C9B83FED96DE805BB9CEAB 
    Children 
     1. Stansbury, Samuel
     2. Stansbury, Tabitha
     3. Stansbury, Daniel,   b. 1678,   d. Apr 1763  (Age 85 years)
     4. Stansbury, Thomas,   b. 1678,   d. 1766  (Age 88 years)
     5. Stansbury, Luke,   b. 1689, Baltimore Co., MD Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Mar 1747, Baltimore Co., MD Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years)
     6. Stansbury, Tobias,   b. 1691,   d. 1764  (Age 73 years)
    Last Modified 8 Mar 2005 
    Family ID F88  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1648 - Holland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsEmigration - 1658 - Maryland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Between 1675 and 1677 - Baltimore, MD Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 14 Dec 1709 - Baltimore Co., MD Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • excerpt from transcript of a genealogy by Christopher Johnston printed in the Maryland Historical Magazine, published under the authority of the Maryland Historical Society Volume IX, Baltimore, 1914, pp 72-88.

      2. i. TOBIAS STERNBERG2 or Starnborough, as the name appears on the records.

      2. TOBIAS STARNBOROUGH2 was brought to Maryland by his parents in 1658. He was certainly a minor at the time, since his father enters and disposes of his land rights, and he was probably quite young. 26 April 1707, Tobias Starnborough, "aged 44 years or thereabouts," deposes that when he first "went a ranging," some twelve years previously, one Daniel Welch told him that a certain tract of land was called Maiden's Choice . This record, which would place the birth of Tobias in 1662 or 1663, can hardly be correct, since it has been shown above that he was born before 1658, and besides the latter date does not accord with the fact that his twin sons, Daniel and Thomas, were born in 1678. It is to be noted, however, that in these depositions the age of the deponent was often very perfunctorily recorded, as it did not form a material part of the evidence. A number of cases can be cited from the Chancery and other records where there is a discrepancy of at least ten years. If, in the present case, a similar error be assumed, and 54 years be read in the deposition instead of 44, the birth of Tobias would be placed in 1652 or 1653, and with this all the other data harmonize. Assuming, therefore, that Tobias was born in 1652-3, he would seem to have acquired land at the age of about 17 years, no unusual circumstance for an energetic lad at that time. 16 January 1670/1, by virtue of a warrant, dated 31 December 1670, to George Yate of Anne Arundel County for 150 acres, whereof 100 acres were assigned by the said Yate to Tobias Sternberge, a certificate of survey issued to the said Tobias for 100 acres in Baltimore County called Poplar Neck. The patent which followed is dated 10 July 1671 .

      It is, of course, possible that Detmar Sternberg, who was then living, purchased the assignment from Yate in his son's name. In the Baltimore County Rent Roll, the date of survey of Poplar Neck, which lay on the south side of Bear Creek, is given as 16 January 1672, and the possessor was Daniel Stansbury. In 1681, Tobias Stanborrow is credited with 270 lb. tobacco due to him in the levy of Baltimore County . Tobias Starnborough was a member of the Grand Jury of Baltimore County at March Court 1683/4 . Under the existing law of the Province he must have been a freeholder, and ought to have been at least 25 years of age. A few years later he acquires more land. 29 June 1688, a tract of 135 acres called Huntington, on the north side of Patapsco River in Baltimore County, was surveyed for Tobias Sternbridge . This land was conveyed, 8 July 1695, by Tobias Starnborough planter, of Baltimore County, and Sarah his wife, to Richard Thompson of the same county . In 1692, Tobias Starnbarrow appears on the list of taxables for the north side of the Patapsco . In 1694 his residence is more precisely located. In that year the name of Tobias Starnborrow is found on the list of taxables for Patapsco Hundred, on the south side of Bear Creek . 30 July 1695, a tract of 185 acres called Strife was surveyed for Tobias Sternbrow "between the branches of Back River and Gunpowder" . In this year he became a "ranger" under Capt. John Oldton , a member of the force maintained by the Province to range or patrol the outlying districts as a protection against Indians. In October 1695, Tobias Standborrow of Baltimore County has an allowance of 4200 lb. tobacco for seven months service as ranger . An allusion to his position as a ranger will be found in his deposition cited above. He died in 1709. The inventory of Tobias Starnbrough's estate was filed from Baltimore county 3 August 1709 . It is recorded at Annapolis in Inventories and Accounts, Lib. 29, fol. 408, and is signed by Robert Gorsuch as chief creditor, by Sarah Starnbrough as administratrix, and by Luke Raven "brother to ye administratrix." At July Court 1710, Sarah Starnbrough administratrix of Tobias Starnbrough filed her administration bond in common form, with Wm. Farfare and John Barrett as her sureties . Shortly after this the administratrix married Enoch Spinks and, at October Court 1710, citation issued to said Enoch Spinks and his wife, the administratrix of Tobias Starnbrough, to give new security for the administration of the deceased's estate . 15 July 1712, Sarah Spinks, administratrix of Tobias Standburrough deceased, filed her account, and at August Court 1714, she gave bond to Samuel and Tabitha Stansbury, orphans of Tobias Stansbury late of Baltimore County deceased, for their filial portion of their father's estate . Daniel, the eldest son of Tobias Stansbury, and his twin brother Thomas were born in 1678, while the next child, Luke, was not born until 1689. It is possible, therefore, that the two elder sons were the offspring of a former wife, but there is no other evidence that Tobias Stansbury was married more than once, and Sarah was undoubtedly the mother of all the rest.

      from Wes Jester:

      Land Office shows patent July 10, 1671 for 100 A. in Baltimore county assigned by Yates to Tobias Sternberge and called Poplar Neck. In Baltimore county Rent Roles, the date of survey of Poplar Neck, which lay on south side of Bear Creek is given as Jan. 16, 1672, and possessor Tobias Stanborough was a member of the grand jury of Baltimore County, March Court 1683 or 1684. . The inventory of Tobias Stanbrough's estate was filed from Baltimore County, August 3, 1709. . Robert Gorsuch chief creditor, by Sarah Starnbrough as administratrix and by Luke Raven, brother of the adminstratrix.


      from http://www.tech.kent.edu/schwartz/Tobias.htm:

      Christopher Johnston in his book says:

      "Tobias Starnborough was brought to Maryland by his parents in 1658. He was certainly a minor at the time, since his father enters and disposes of his land rights, and he was probably quite young. 26 April 1707, Tobias Starnborough, "aged 44 years of thereabouts," deposes that when he first "went a ranging," some twelve years previously, one Daniel Welch told him that a certain tract of land was called Maiden's Choice . This record, which would place the birth of Tobias in 1662 or 1663, can hardly be correct, since it has been shown above that he was born before 1658, and besides the later date does not accord with the fact that his twin sons, Daniel and Thomas, were born in 1678. It is to be noted, however, that in these depositions the age of the deponent was often very perfunctorily recorded, as it did not form a material part of the evidence. A number of cases can be cited from the Chancery and other records where there is a discrepancy of at least ten years. If, in the present case, a similar error be assumed, and 54 years be read in the deposition instead of 44, the birth of Tobias would b placed in 1652 or 1653, and with this all the other data harmonize. Assuming, therefore, that Tobias was born in 1652-3, he would seem to have acquired land at the age of about 17 years, no unusual circumstance for an energetic lad at that time. 16 January 1670/1, by virtue of a warrant, dated 31 December 1670, to George Yate of Anne Arundel County for 150 acres, whereof 100 acres were assigned by the said Yate to Tobias Sternberge, a certificate of survey issued to the said Tobias for 100 acres in Baltimore County called Poplar Neck. The patent which followed is dated 10 July 1671 . It is, of course, possible that Detmar Sternberg, who was then living, purchased the assignment from Yate in his son's name.

      In the Baltimore County Rent Roll, the date of survey of Poplar Neck, which lay on the south side of Bear Creek, is given as 16 January 1672, and the possessor was Daniel Stansbury.

      In 1681, Tobias Stanborrow is credited with 270 lb. tobacco due to him in the levy of Baltimore County .

      Tobias Starnborough was a member of the Grand Jury of Baltimore County at March Court 1683/4 . Under the existing law of the Province he must have been a freeholder, and ought to have been at least 25 years of age.

      A few years later he acquires more land.

      29 June 1688, a tract of 135 acres called "Huntington", on the north side of Patapsco River in Baltimore County, was surveyed for Tobias Sternbridge .

      This land was conveyed, 8 July 1695, by Tobias Starnborough planter, of Baltimore County, and Sarah his wife, to Richard Thompson of the same county .

      In 1692, Tobias Starnbarrow appears on the list of taxables for the north side of the Patapsco .

      In 1694 his residence is more precisely located. In the year the name of Tobias Starnborrow is found on the list of taxables for Patapsco Hundred, on the south side of Bear Creek .

      30 July 1695, a tract of 185 acres called "Strife" was surveyed for Tobias Sternbrow "between the branches of Back River and Gunpowder" .

      In this year he became a "ranger" under Capt. John Oldton Md. Arch, xx, 205), a member of the force maintained by the Province to range and patrol the outlying districts as a protection against Indians.

      In October 1695, Tobias Standborrow of Baltimore County has an allowance of 4200 lb. tobacco for seven months service as ranger . An allusion to his position as a ranger will be found in his deposition cited above.

      He died in 1709.

      The inventory of Tobias Starnbrought's estate was filed from Baltimore County 3 August 1709 . It is recorded at Annapolis in Inventories and Accounts, Lib. 29, fol. 408, and is signed by Robert Gorsuch as chief creditor by Sarah Starnbrough as administratrix, and by Luke Raven "brother to ye administratrix."

      At July Court 1710, Sarah Starnbrough administratrix of Tobias Starnbrough filed her administration bond in common form, with Wm. Farfare and John Barrett as her sureties .

      Shortly after this the administratrix married Enoch Spinks and, at October Court 1710, citation issued to said Enoch Spinks and his wife, the administratrix of Tobias Starnbrought, to give new security for the administration of the deceased's estate .

      15 July 1712, Sarah Spinks, administratrix of Tobias Standburrough deceased, filed her account, and at August Court 1714, she gave bond to Samuel and Tabitha Stansbury, orphans of Tobias Stansbury late of Baltimore County deceased, for their filial portion of their father's estate . Daniel, the eldest son of Tobias Stansbury, and his twin brother Thomas were born in 1678, while the next child, Luke, was not born until 1689. It is possible, therefore, that the two elder sons were the offspring of a former wife, but there is no other evidence that Tobias Stansbury was married more than once, and Sarah was undoubtedly the mother of all the rest".

  • Sources 
    1. [S451] Maryland Historical Magazine, Johnson, Christopher, (published under the authority of the Maryland Historical Society Volume IX, Baltimore, 1914, pp 72-88).