Thomas Blount, moved from Isle of Wight County, VA to the Albemarle region of North Carolina between 1660-1669. He served on the North Carolina Council by 1696, was a justice. Meetings of the Assembly, Council, general Court of Chancery were held in Blount’s home in Perquimans Precinct. In 1701, the General Court banned Blount from ever holding civil or military office again because his son, James Blount, married the sister of his first wife after her decease and Thomas Blount promoted the marriage. Thomas Blount then moved to Chowan Precinct settling on Kendrick’s Creek in preset day Washington County.