I have read that Captain Mark Thomas parents have not been found. I have a theroy. Maybe Captain Mark Thomas VA is Mark Thomas born app 1740 st mary's maryland died before 23 Nov 1773. source listed for death date is md prerogative court 45;419. I can only find a list of accounts and invtories in the md prerogative court index; there is no will? The prerogative court at this time ruled over more than probate. Maybe the reseacher is presumming all prerogative cases dealt with probate and thats why his death date cant be nailed down. Maybe they are one in the same. He doesnt make a widow of Elizabeth Abell but a divorcee. Captain Mark thomas was really close witha litinuet Johnston or JOhnson. Mark Thomas from Maryland names his kids, for the first time, not the same thomas famiy names that have been handed down forever, but names his children amost exact same names as lutinent Johnsons kids. George Robert Benjamin and or Bennett. Just something to chew on. Please if this makes sense to anyone please let me know.