1665 Thomas Lanphier I b. abt 1665 in Tipperary, Ireland, m. Elizabeth Kyle

Thomas Lanphier I b. abt 1665 in Tipperary, Ireland, m. Elizabeth Kyle


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  • Elizabeth Lanphier (c 1692 – a 1737/38) m. John Burgess
  • William Lanphier (6 Aug 1695 – ) m. Elizabeth Lane, then m. an Evans
  • Mary Lanphier (c 1696 – b 1732) m. Joseph Tinson
  • Joseph Lanphier (c 1698 – ) m. Elizabeth Bradshaw
  • Thomas Lanphier II (1699 – 1741) m. Elizabeth Going
  • John Lanphier (c 1702 – 1771) (unmarried at time of Elizabeth Going’s leaving for America in 1738)
  • Sarah Lanphier (c 1704 – b 1732) (died of smallpox b/f Elizabeth Going left for America in 1738)


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Thomas Lanphier I was born a 1665. He married Elizabeth Kyle c 1690.3 Thomas Lanphier I died in Aug 1731 at Curragheen, Co Tipperary, Munster, Irish Republic. His estate was probated in 1733 at Ireland. He was buried at Parkstowne, Co Tipperary, Munster, Irish Republic.

Thomas Lanphier farmed in Ireland and he was a clothier. His name is interchanged in official documents of his era as Lamphier, Lanphier and Lanphire. In 1701 Thomas Lanphier rented from Anthony Meade for 500 years starting at 102 pounds per year, 381 acres of profitable Parkstowne land, 365 acres of profitable Curragheen land, and 117 acres of unprofitable Barony of Eliogurty and Ikerin, County Tipperary land for seven years. In 1722 he was released from this land indenture. Thomas’ will was probated in the Cashel and Emly diocese in southern Ireland.

There is no proof of the following family tradition. The unknown progenitor of the Lanphier family is said to have come from Languedoc and Marseille in southern France in 1572, although all Lanphier families in America point to this same published and oft-quoted family tradition. Languedoc, a Huguenot stronghold, was a historical region in south central France on the Mediterranean Sea; unity was based only on a common language until the 1200s when it was ruled by the Counts of Toulouse. From the 1500s to the 1700s Languedoc was the scene of Protestant persecutions. The Lanphiers were probably among the many Huguenot, or French Protestant, cloth workers. The progenitor likely fled from his native French land after the Massacre of Saint Bartholomew’s Day on 24 Aug 1572. Sixty thousand Protestants were supposedly massacred in different parts of France, instigated by the hellish bigotry of Charles IX who instead of being the protection of his subjects gave orders for their wholesale murder. This happened during the reign of Queen Elizabeth and, to her honor, she protected and offered succor and asylum to Protestant refugees from every land; her firmness, wisdom, and discretion was instrumental in perpetuating the Protestant cause.

Unwilling to change their beliefs and possessing portable livelihoods, the Lanphiers fled to Wiltshire Co, England where they remained for three generations. Then during English King James I’s reign, acts were passed denying the Huguenots some privileges. William Cromwell’s assault on Ireland brought new opportunities. In 1650, seventy-eight years after the French Lanphier left France for England, a descendant of this Lanphier it is said immigrated to Ireland, joined the army and was engaged in the Cromwell’s wars waged between Catholics and Protestants in that country. The Lanphier descendant went to County Cork, Ireland and married into the Going family. Where they lived in County Cork is unknown but the names Guin and Lampriere are in the church registers of St. Mary’s in Youghal as well as on list of Youghal freeman. About 1688 a relative of this descendant, Colonel James Going, Colonel of Cavalry, fought under William and Mary against James and had twenty-four sons in the same regiment with him. Colonel Going in his sleep used to dream of being engaged with the enemy and would wake himself striking the wall with his fists.

Children of Thomas Lanphier I and Elizabeth Kyle:

Elizabeth Lanphier+ (c 1692 – a 1737/38)
William Lanphier (6 Aug 1695 – )
Mary Lanphier (c 1696 – b 1732)
Joseph Lanphier+ (c 1698 – )
Thomas Lanphier II+ (1699 – 1741)
John Lanphier (c 1702 – 1771)
Sarah Lanphier (c 1704 – b 1732)


  • Elizabeth Going Lanphier Deposition. Elizabeth Going Lanphier (1704-1767) Deposition, Prince George County, Maryland Deed, LDS film 0014253, item 1, p. 42-44, 23 Sep 1767. Hereinafter cited as Elizabeth Going Lanphier Deposition.
  • “Ella Virginia Auguste Perry (1870-1971) Research: Collection of hand-written Lanphier, Martin, Perry, Russell and Other Family Documents.” “Ella Virginia Auguste Perry (1870-1971) Research: Collection of hand-written Lanphier, Martin, Perry, Russell and Other Family Documents,” inherited by Virginia Custis Winslett, (Naples, FL). These original documents and original family histories were prepared by Ella Virginia’s ancestors and handed down in her family. Ella Virginia provided the focus and encouragement to make genealogy a life-long passion for this researcher, her great granddaughter Virgina Custis Winslett. Hereinafter cited as “Ella Virginia Perry Research.”
  • Janet Beall Broadbent Research. “Janet Beall Broadbent (1927-2018) Research”, 1986-1992, (Los Altos, CA) to Virginia Custis Winslett (Naples. FL). Janet conducted extensive research on the Martin family in original records held by the LDS Church. Hereinafter cited as “Janet Beall Broadbent Research.”
  • Lanphiere Indenture Release. Thomas Lanphiere I (d. 1731) Indenture of Release, Ireland Deeds, Volume 44, num 28784, p. 237, LDS 0461324, 6 Aug 1701. Hereinafter cited as Lanphiere Indenture Release.
  • Lanphier Deed of Release, Volume 34, Num 22513. Thomas Lanphier I (d. 1731) Deed of Release, Ireland Deeds, Volume 34, Num 22513, p. 488, LDS 0461322. Hereinafter cited as Lanphier Deed of Release.
  • Lanphier Deed, Volume 71, Num 49194. Thomas Lanphier I (d. 1731) Deed, Ireland Deeds, Volume 71, Num 49194, p. 101, LDS 0461338. Hereinafter cited as Lanphier Deed.
  • Lee Baldwin Dalzell, Robert F. Dalzell, Mount Vernon. Lee Baldwin Dalzell, Robert F. Dalzell, George Washington’s Mount Vernon: At Home in Revolutionary America (New York, NY and Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press, 1998). Hereinafter cited as Mount Vernon.

From: http://www.winslett.org/g0/p191.htm#i5712

Elizabeth Going’s deposition (daughter-in-law m. to Thomas Lamphier Jr): 

LDS film 0014 253 item 1. p 42- 44
Liber BB #2 1767-1769 PG Co, MD

ELIZABETH LAMPHIER’s DEPOSITION Prince Georges Co., MD Deeds (transcribed by Janet B. Broadbent from the film and sent to Ellen L Martin in 1993)

At the request of Elizabeth Lamphier the following Deposition was Recorded Sept 23rd 1767.

The deposition of Elizabeth Lamphier, Widow and Relict of Thomas Lamphier Deceased , aged about Sixty Three years.

This Deponent Saith that She is daughter to Robert Going & Mary his Wifewho was a Daughter to Gregory Rowe both Deceased, by whom he had four sons and three daughters, to wit John, Philip, James, Mary, Sarah, Robert & This Deponent Elizabeth.

This Deponent further Saith that John The Eldest Son left Ireland when this Deponent was a child, and Returned some years after and Staid a year or thereabouts, from whence he went to England as She This Deponent Believes and Married at Plymouth, and after his Said Marriage Came to Ireland to see his Relations and Returned to his wife & children.

Philip The Second Son married Sarah Pike who Died, after her Death he Married Mary Knight who also died and after her Death he Married Susanna Gedding.

James The Third son Married Dorothy Tyeney who died, and after her Death Elizabeth Kyle.

Mary The first Daughter Married to James Walpoole.

Robert The Last Son Married Jane Johnston.

Sarah The Second Daughter Married Richard Franklin an Attorney [sic].

And the Deponent further Saith That all her said Brothers and Sisters, except her Sister Mary and her husband James Walpole were living in the County of Tipperary in the Kingdom of Ireland when She The Deponent left Ireland.

And This Deponent further Saith That She this Deponent married Thomas Lamphier at Leuskuvenie? In the Said County of Tipperary, who was Son to Thomas Lamphier of the Said County and Elizabeth his Wife Daughter to Mr. Kyle.

And This Deponent further Saith that her Said Father Robert Going has two Brothers and one Sister, Viz. Richard, Mary & James.

This Deponent further Saith that Richard Married and lived in Bristol.

Also That Mary Married E. White who is now Dead.

And that James lived in Clonmel.

This Deponent further Saith that the Said James had one Sone Richard and Three Daughters, Mary, Rebecca & Sussanna who were living and married except Susanna. And this Deponent further saith that The Said Richard was Mayor of Clonmel when she, This Deponent left Irelandas his Father James had been several Times before.

And this Deponent further Saith That her Mother’s Sister Sarah Rowe was married to John Bagwell & had one son and two Daughters, Viz John, Mary, and Sarah &
This Deponent Saith that The Said John was a Banker & Merchant in the Town of Clonmell.

And this Deponent further Saith that Thomas Lamphier, This Deponents Husband was reputed Son to Thomas Lamphier of The Said County of Tipperary & that he lived at Coreigheen ? where she This Deponent married The Said Thomas Lamphier Jr. and

This Deponent Saith That the Said Thomas Lamphier had by his Wife Elizabeth, formerly Elizabeth KyleDaughter to the aforesaid Mr. Kyle four Sons and Three Daughters to Wit.
Elizabeth, who afterward married John Burgess.
William Lamphier,

Mary who afterward married Joseph Tenson,
Joseph Lamphier,
& this Deponent’s Husband Thomas Lamphier,
John Lamphier, &
Sarah Lamphier.

And this Deponent further saith That Henry Burgess, Son to John Burgess who Married The aforesaid Elizabeth Daughter to the aforesaid Thomas Lamphier Senr a Cloathier by Trade Came with his Uncle Thomas Lamphier This Deponent’s Husband & The Rest of the Family to America, which Said Henry Burgess died a few years ago as This Deponent understood by a Letter from his widow to John Patterson This Deponent’s Son in Law informing him of his the Said Henry’s Death & also That he left Six Children, Three of Them were by a former Wife.

And this Deponent further Saith that William Lamphier eldest son to the aforesaid Thomas Lamphier Sen~ Married Elizabeth Lane, Sister to Ambrose Lane of Lane’s Park which Said Elizabeth is Since dead, as She This Deponent understood by Letter written by the Said William Lamphier to his Brother Thomas Lamphier This Deponent’s Husband & also that he had married one Evans.

And This Deponent further Saith Saith that Mary Daughter to the aforesaid Thomas Lamphier Senior Married Joseph Tinson son to Joseph Tinson of Orchard Town near Clonmell, and that After The Said Mary’s Death that he The Said Joseph Tinson Married Garter Hunt Daughter to John Hunt of Clonag.

And This Deponent further Saith that Joseph Lamphier married Elizabeth Bradshaw Daughter to Robt Bradshaw of the County of Limerick.

And this Deponent further Saith That William and Joseph Lamphier & Their Wives, John Burgess & his wife, Joseph Tinson and his Second Wife Garter Tinson, John Lamphier who was unmarried were all alive when She this Deponent left the Kingdom of Ireland.

And this Deponent further saith that Sarah Lamphier died of the Smallpox before this Deponent left the said Kingdom.

And this Deponent further Saith that Thomas Lamphier Senr & Elizabeth his Wife allowed themselves to be sponsers for this Deponent when this Deponent was Baptized.

And this Deponent further Saith that the Said Thomas Lamphier, Father to This Deponents Husband & the above mentioned Sons & Daughters Died The August Before This Deponent left The Said Kingdom of Ireland at the aforesaid Town of Coeigheen having his Widow Elizabeth to the Care of Their Son John Lamphier, who was making Preparation to move to a Farm Called Park town.

And this Deponent further Saith That She This Deponent together with her Said Husband Thomas Lamphier & the Rest of the Family left the said Kingdom of Ireland in the Year one Thousand Seven Hundred and Thirty Eight.

And This Deponent Further Saith that Going LamphierSusanna who married John Patterson and Venus Lamphier are the lawful children of The Said Thomas Lamphier Begotten on This Deponent’s body.

And this Deponent further Saith that the aforesaid Going Lamphier, Susanna Patterson & Venus Lamphier are now aliving, Going in Fairfax County in The Colony of Virginia & Susanna Patterson & Venus Lamphier in The Province of Maryland.

/S/ Elizabeth Lamphier