An American Family History

Clement Theobald, Jr.

Theobald is also spelled: Theobaldes, Theobaldo, Theobalds, Theoball, Theoballs, Theobals, Theobold, Theobolds, Theboult. (Pronounced Tibbals)
Arms-Gules, six crosses, crosslet fitchée or.
Crest-A phoenix with wings expanded sable in flames proper.

Clement Theobald was born about 1659. His parents were Clement and Mary Theobald.

He died in 1682 when he was only 23. He was killed in a horse accident. His sister, Penelope Morris and her husband Richard were administrators of his estate.

Charles County is in south central Maryland and was created in 1658. The first settlers were mainly English tobacco planters, their indentured servants and enslaved people. Many of of the settlers were Roman Catholic. The county, as originally laid out, also included parts of present day Calvert, Prince George's and St. Mary's Counties.

Children of Clement and Mary Theobald:
  • Penelope Theobald Morris Land
  • Thomas Theobald
  • Clement Theobald, Jr.
  • John Theobald
  • Elizabeth Theobald Corker Wheeler


    American colonists continued to use British monetary units, namely the pound, shilling and pence for which £1 (or li) equalled 20s and 1s equalled 12d. In 1792 the dollar was established as the basic unit of currency.

    Clement Theobald 8.85 A
    Charles County £9.10.6 #3986
    Aug 1 1683
    "killed by the strock of a horse".
    Payments to: Col. William Chandler, Garret Fookes, Samuell Luckett, Edward France, William Dent.
    Administrator: Richard Morris,

    Clement Theobalds 8,275 I
    Charles County £9110.
    6 Jul 20 1682
    Appraisers: John Godshall, Philip Hoskins.
    Mentions: Mr. William Thomas.
    Administratrix: Penelope Morris.

    Mister ( Mr.) was derived from master and Mrs. and Miss were derived from mistress. They indicated people of superior social status in colonial America.


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