||Thomas Lancaster Lansdale [1, 2, 3, 4] |
||10 Nov 1748
||Prince George's Co., Maryland
||Obit., Republican (Baltimore, MD), 24 Jan. 1803:|
Wednesday morning, the 19th inst., terminated the existence of major Thomas Lansdale of Queen Ann, Prince George's county. - In the death of major Lansdale society has to deplore the loss of a truly honorable man—as rich in principle, hospitality, and good neighbourhood as he was in pecuniary acquirement.
||13 Nov 1802
||Prince George's Co., Maryland 
- and modified in 11 Jan. 1803
||19 Jan 1805
||"Enfield Chase", Prince George's Co., Maryland
||27 Jan 1805
||"Clagget Farm", Mitchellsville, Prince George's Co., Maryland 
- He apparently was living in Montgomery Co. in the 1780s, but moved to Prince George's Co. by 1800. He is buried on the Claggett Farm in Mitchellsville, Prince George's Co.
His will was dated Nov. 13th, 1802, and admitted to probate on Jan 27th, 1805. He mentions his 5 children in it. The Prince George's County Genealogical Society Journal has a copy of this in one of its early volumes.
A miniature portrait of him was painted by Charles Wilson Peale in 1781; in 1952 it was owned by Mrs. Harold Berry of Portland, Maine. 1781 is the same year he was made a Major. Peale apparently mentions in his diary that he met Major Lansdale at Valley Forge.
For an abstract of his will, see the Prince George's Co. Genealogical Soc. Bulletin, somewhere in vols. 1-4. When he died he had real estate "in and about the Town of Queen Anne" that he left to his wife. The will says it was "dated November 13th, 1802, admitted to probate Jan. 27th, 1803." He also mentions the year "eighteen hundred and four" in the will. Is the typical death date for him in 1805 wrong, or did he live longer than expected?
A gravesite was dedicated to him on Dec. 8, 2007, across Rt. 197 from the new town center in Bowie, Md, by members of the Masonic Collington Lodge. Here is part of the dedication (from this page: http://www.collingtonmasoniclodge.org/ ):
“Friends and brethren, we who are Masons have assembled on this occasion to honor a man who proved himself to be a true American hero. Bro. Thomas Lancaster Lansdale entered Free Masonry on December 20, 1771 at the Lodge of Sincerity in the village of Rotherhithe, now a suburb of London. And as we now know, a few years later, he joined with his fellow Marylanders to fight the British during the Revolutionary War. [. . .]”
||30 Nov 2023 |
|Spouse / Partner
||Cornelia van Horne, b. 1766, "Lothian", West River, Anne Arundel Co., Maryland d. 3 Jul 1853, "Lothian", West River, Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (Age 87 years) |
||12 Feb 1782
|+||1. William Moylan Lansdale, b. 1 Dec 1782, Maryland d. 16 Feb 1831 (Age 48 years)|
|+||2. Cornelia Lansdale, b. 7 May 1784 bur. Friends Burying Ground, West River, Anne Arundel Co., Maryland |
| ||3. Eliza Lansdale, b. 8 May 1789 d. 6 Mar 1847, Meridian Hill, Washington, D.C. (Age 57 years)|
|+||4. Violetta Lansdale, b. 2 Feb 1790, "Enfield Chase", Prince George's Co., Maryland d. 13 Apr 1865, Baltimore, Baltimore Co., Maryland (Age 75 years)|
| ||5. Philip Van Horne Lansdale, b. 1791 d. Nov 1840 (Age 49 years)|
||Group Sheet | Family Chart
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