Thomas Causton — Scoundrel or Gentleman?

Thomas Causton was among some of the first settlers to come to Georgia under the plan of the Trustees. He was appointed as the Chief Magistrate onboard a vessel before arriving in Savannah. Martha, his wife, never had children. They build a home called “Ockstead” west of town, on a bluff overlooking Augustine, a high-level creek suitable for transporting goods to and fro. *

William Stephens, secretary of the colony, described the home as “handsome, fit for any gentleman.”



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