Early Colonial Settlers of Southern Maryland and Virginia's Northern Neck Counties

Alexander Smith

Male Abt 1615 - 1689  (~ 74 years)


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  • Name Alexander Smith  [1, 2
    Born Abt 1615 
    Gender Male 
    Died 24 Mar 1688/89  Charles County, Maryland - Inventory Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I002947  Tree1
    Last Modified 17 May 2018 

    Family Elizabeth MNU Posey,   b. Bef 1629,   d. Aft 1670, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 43 years) 
    Married Aft 1664  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Mary Smith,   b. Abt 1664, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1699, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 34 years)
     2. Elizabeth Smith,   b. Abt 1667, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Sarah Smith,   b. Abt 1670, William & Mary Parish, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1715, William & Mary Parish, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 45 years)
    Last Modified 17 May 2018 
    Family ID F00986  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 

    • Elizabeth, widow of Francis POSEY and John BELAINE married a third time
      about 1665 to Alexander SMITH. Children of Alexander SMITH that are believed to be by his wife Elizabeth are:
      1. Elizabeth SMITH b. (ca. 1665?); m. before 1688 Jonas RIVETT
      2. Mary SMITH b. (ca. 1667?); m. (ca. 1685?) Edward TURNER; she d. before 1702; Edward TURNER d. ca. 1720 Westmoreland County, Virginia
      3. Sarah SMITH m.1. 1688/9 Henry HAWKINS, Jr.; m.2. ca. 1702-1706 Barton SMOOT
      ===
      URL: http://home dot netcom.com/~fzsaund/poseywill1.html
      URL title: John Belaine Will
      Note:
      At court in 1680, Alexander SMITH presented receipts from the 4 heirs of John BELAINE from his will: 12 April 1669 Anne POSEY, "daughter of Francis Posey decd. doe at this present before the solemnity of Marriage betwixt Jno. Mould" acknowledged her 1/4 share bequeathed by her "father in Law Jno. BELAINE." 23 May 1670, Jno. POSEY acknowledged full receipt of everything left him by the will of his "father in Law Jno. BELAINE." 3 Feb. 1678 Giles COLLIAR, "who married Grace Belaine the daughter of Jno Belaine" acknowldged receipt from Alexander SMITH, "who married the Relict of the sd. Jno Belaine" of her portion of the estate. 6 Dec. 1679 Nicholas BELAINE, "son of Jno. BELAINE" acknowledged full receipt of his portion of his father's estate
      ===
      Patrick Benstone 8.59 I CH 13.4.0 Jan 27 1682
      (also Patrick Benson)
      Appraisers: John Courts, Alexander Smith.
      ===
      John Pembrooke 9,313 I CH 16.19.5 Jun 22 1687
      items in the possession of Jane Pembrooke (relict).
      Appraisers: Cleborne Lomax, Alexander Smith.
      ===
      Note:
      The Mary SMITH who was the daughter of Alexander Smith and wife Elizabeth (widow succesively of Francis POSEY and of John BELAINE) married a different Edward TURNER than the one you have as her husband. There was an Edward TURNER of St. Mary's County that as you note, had written his will there in 1693 that was probated there in 1709, and had the children you list.

      The other Edward TURNER (son of Arthur TURNER) was of Charles County and the one who married Mary, daughter of Alexander SMITH. Alexander SMITH in his will stated his grandsons Arthur TURNER and Alexander Smith TURNER, sons of Edward and Mary TURNER were to receive 5000 pounds tobacco each at the age of 21. To his daughter Mary TURNER and her heirs he left 500 acres of land at Piscataway and a half part of the tract *Batchelor's Harbor*. [Charles County, Maryland land records Q1: 2-6, FHL microfilm 0,013,749.]

      On 1 Aug. 1694 Edward TURNER of Charles County leased the tract *Batchellors Harbour* of 400 acres where the said TURNER then lived, for the term of 11 years to Gilbert MARSH. This land became part of Prince George's County on its creation in 1696, and the was recorded there on 24 August 1697. [Prince George's County, Maryland Land Records A: 69, FHL microfilm 0,014,247] Edward TURNER then moved to Westmoreland County, Virginia, where on 30 August 1694 the case of Edward TURNER against William STRATFEILD was dismissed. [Westmoreland County, Virginia 1690-1698 order book: 150a, FHL microfilm 0,034,291]

      On 21 February 1707 Arthur TURNER of Westmoreland County, Virginia, planter, sold to Thomas ADDISON of Prince George's County, Maryland for 3000 pounds tobacco all that tract called Batchelors Harbur of 400 acres, "Given by the Last will and Testament of Alexander Smith late of Charles County to Mary Turner his Daughter and Late wife of Edward Turner & mother of Arthur Turner." [Prince George's County, Maryland land records C: 204, FHL microfilm 0,014,247] From that, Mary was deceased by 1707. Other records indicate she was probably deceased by 1700.

      There are numerous mentions of Edward TURNER and his sons Arthur TURNER and Alexander Smith TURNER in the Westmoreland County, Virginia records, where Edward died about 1720. [Westmoreland County, Virginia court orders 1705-1721 book: 398, FHL microfilm 0,034,293
      ===
      Charles County Circuit Court, Liber A; 12 May 1659, Page 61
      Hewgh Neale demands warrant against Edmond Philpot in action of slander; subpoena to warn Alexander Smith and Edward Swane to testify for Neale.
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      Charles County Circuit Court, Liber A; 2 July 1661, Page. 137
      368. Deed of gift: Alexander Smith, planter, gives unto William Codwell, Jr. one calf to be cared for by William Codwell, Sr., until the child comes of age; 7 May 166 1; /s/ Alexander Smith (mark & seat); wit. Joseph Horton, Meverell Hulse
      369. William Codwell, Sr. enters mark of hogs and cattle
      370. and enters mark for his son William Codwell, Jr.
      ===
      Charles County Circuit Court, Liber B, 3 Nov 1663, Page 188
      This day came Elisabeth Belayne, relict of John Belayne and the witness of her husbands will, swore before Mr. Henry Addames and Mr. Thomas Mathews who were John Court, Merevell Huts and Alexander Smith who all swore that the will and testament of John Belaine annexed unto the letter of administration
      ===
      Charles County Circuit Court, Liber B, 3 Nov 1663, Page 188
      Alexander Smith enters his mark of hogs and cattle
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      Charles County Circuit Court, Liber B, 5 Jan 1663/4, Page 227, 228
      1) Patent to Daniell Johnson and Richard Morrise for 200 acres of land by assignment from 4 persons as appears on the record a parcel of land called "Moretoune" [Moores Town] beginning at John Clarke's easternmost bound tree; 1661; /s/ Phillip Calvert Endorsement on back: Daniell Johnson assigns his right to Richard Morris; 16 Dec 1662; /s/ Daniell Johnson; wit. George Thompson
      Richard Moffise assigns his rights to Alexander Smith; 4 Jan 1663; /s/ Richard Morris; wit. George Thompson
      ===
      Charles County Circuit Court, Liber B, 5 Jan 1663/4, Page 232, 233, 234
      3) Patent to Daniell Johnson and Richard Morrise; due them 100 acres for transportation of 2 persons a parcel of land called "Mates Date" lying on the west side of Wicokomeco River and Zachary Swamp and adjoining 200 acres formerly laid out for them; 10 Jul 1663; /s/ Charles Calvert Endorsement on back; Daniell Johnson and wife Elisabeth Johnson assign their rights to Richard Morrise; 4 Jan 1663; /s/ Daniell Johnson, Elisabeth Johnson (mark)
      Richard Morris assigns rights in above patent to Alexander Smith; 4 Jan 1663; /s/ Richard Morris
      ===
      Charles County Circuit Court, Liber B, 10 Jan 1664, Page 395
      Alexander Smith demands warrant against Henry Moore in action of trespass; subpoena for Mr. John Courts, Meverell Huls, George Thompson, Mr. John Powick, John Piper and John Newet
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      Charles County Circuit Court, Liber B, 10 March 1664/5, Page 435
      Alexander Smith enters his mark of hogs and cattle
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      Charles County Circuit Court, Liber B, 10 March 1664/5, Page 436
      Alexander Smith presents Gils Willson; judged to 22-23 years old
      ===
      Charles County Circuit Court, Liber B, 14 Nov 1665, Page 492
      Constable Alexander Smith presents Elisabeth Smaldrige for having a bastard
      ===
      Early Families of Southern Maryland, Volume: 7
      Alexander Smith first appears in the records of the Charles Co. Court and Land Records when he is subpoenaed as a wit. in 1659 (CCLR A.61). Land was claimed in 1658 for the transport of an Alexander Smith (sk Q.431) and an Alexander Smith immigrated in 1651 (sic 5.180). On 4 Jan 1663 Richard Morris assigned rights in 100 acres called Mates Dale to Alexander Smith (CCLR A.229, 235); Mar 1664; Alexander enters his mark of hogs and cattle (CCLR ca.435); 14 Nov 1665; Alexander Smith as constable (CCLR A.492)
      ===
      Charles County Circuit Court Liber E, Page 71-1/2
      20 Sep 1672; Indenture from Richard Morris, St. Mary's County, planter, to Alexander Smith; for 3,000# of tobacco; a parcel of land on the west side of Wicomico fresh adjoining land of William Barton, Jr. formerly sold by Daniel Johnson, dec'd, to Richard Morris; bounded by John Clark; laid out for 200 acres; /s/ Rich Morris; with Meverall Hulse, Jonathan Marlow (mark)
      ===
      Charles County Circuit Court Liber F, Page 18
      25 Oct 1673; Division of land between Hugh Thomas and Thomas Lomax; a parcel at the head of Wicomico River; south end to Hugh Thomas and the north end to Thomas Lomax; Thomas to pay Lomax 1,700# of tobacco; a parcel of Thomas' land leased to Meverell Hulse and a parcel of Lomax's part leased to Josh Posey; /s/ William Barton, John Contee, Alexander Smith (mark), John Posey (mark)
      ===
      Charles County Circuit Court Liber I, Page 78
      8 Mar 1680; Indenture from Hugh French, planter, to Alexander Smith, planter; for 15,000# tobacco 1/2 of a parcel of land of 800 acres called Batchelors Harbour on the east side of Piscataway River about 2 miles from Piscataway Creek or Bog; /s/ Hugh French; wit. Tho. Lomax, Clebome Lomax
      ===
      Charles County Circuit Court Liber H, Page 334
      10 Aug 1680; Indenture from Thomas Gerrard, Gent., to Richard Robinson; for 4,000# tobacco; a tract of land called Combe's Purchase; on the west side of Wicomico main fresh adjoining land of John Coates; laid out for 150 acres; /s/ Tho. Gerard; wit. Tho. Lomax, Alexander Smith (mark), John Posey (mark)
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      8 Mar 1680; from Hugh French to Alexander Smith, planter; Batchelors Harbour on the east side of Piscataway River (CCLR 1.78)
      12 Dec 1688; Deed of Gift from Alexander Smith, planter; after my decease to dau. Sarah Smith and his., plantation where I now live at the head of Wicomico River; shd. she leave no hrs., to dau. Mary Turner, wife of Edward Turner; shd. she leave no heirs, to my dau.-in-law [stepdau.] Grace Colliar, wife of Giles Colliar; to Sarah all good I possess at time of my decease; to grandsons Arthur Turner and Alexander Smith Turner, sons of Edward and Mary Turner, 5,0000 tobacco; to Mary Turner and hrs. 500 acres of land at Piscataway and half part of tract called Batchelor's Harbor of 400 acres; if she have no hrs. then to Sarah Smith, then to Elizabeth Rivets, then to Grace Collier; to Elizabeth Riven Is, she having rec'd sufficient portion already (CCLR Q.2)
      ===
      Charles County Circuit Court Liber M, Page 67
      Portobacco Court; 12 Jan 1685; servants presented to the court.
      Jno. Archiball, serv't to Alex. Smith, judged age 22
      ===
      Prince George's County Land Records, Folio 204; Indenture, 21 Feb 1707
      From: Arthur Turner, planter of Westmoreland County in the Colony of Virginia
      To Thomas Addison of Prince George's County, Gent.
      For 3,000 pounds of tobacco 400 acres of land called Batchelor's Harbour given by the will of the late Alexander Smith of Charles County to Mary Turner, his daughter and late wife of Edward Turner, mother of above Arther Turner
      Signed: Arthur Turner (mark)
      Witnessed: Wm. Hutchison and Wm. Gardiner
      Memorandum: Arthur Turner acknowledged the deed before Wm. Tannehill and Henry Acton
      Alienation: Thomas Addison paid the sum of 8s
      ===
      Charles County Maryland Circuit Court Records, Liber H#2, Page 55
      8 Jun 1717; Recorded at request of Charles Bym:
      21 Jan 1716; Indenture from John Coffer, Sr., planter, to Charles Byrn; for one gray gelding and 500# tobacco; a parcel of land called Fortune near Zachia Swamp originally taken up for Hugh Thomas, dec'd; bounded by land surveyed for Henry Bonner and land of Alexander Smith; laid out for 100 acres; /s/ John Coffer (mark); wit. Thomas Stone, Chandler Howk; 21 Jan 1716 John Coffer, Jr. ack. Deed
      ===
      1642-1753 Rent Rolls Charles County, Maryland Hundred - Port Tobacco: Rent Roll page/Sequence: 327-177: SMITHS VENTURE: 100 acres; Possession of - 100 Acres - Smoote, Barton: : Surveyed 23 July 1674 for Alexander Smith at a hiccory on the West side of Zachia Swamp adjoining to MOORES TOWN (poss by Barton Smoote who married the widow of {Henry Hawkins Jr., daughter of Alexander Smith - "Sarah"} {mm note: this is different handwriting added later}: Other Tracts Mentioned: MOORES TOWN ; HAWKINS SMITH FORD; ; Conveyance notes - 100 Acres - Henry Hawkins from Barton Smoot; 11 March 1732, Included in resurvey of HAWKINS SMITH FORD, folio 432,
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      1642-1753 Rent Rolls Charles County, Maryland Hundred - Port Tobacco: Rent Roll page/Sequence: 323-151: MOORES TOWN: 200 acres; Possession of - 100 Acres - Philpott, Edward : 100 Acres - Smoote, Barton: Surveyed 22 May 1660 for Daniel Johnson & Richard Morris adjoining to the former land called PARTNERSHIP: Other Tracts Mentioned: PARTNERSHIP; HAWKINS SMITH FORD; ; Conveyance notes - Included in the Resurvey of HAWKINS SMITHS FORD, folio 432, Joint survey for Daniel Johnson & Richard Morris,, , , ,
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      1642-1753 Rent Rolls Charles County, Maryland Hundred - Port Tobacco: Rent Roll page/Sequence: 432-390: HAWKINS SMITHFORD: 730 acres; Possession of - 730 Acres - Hawkins, Alexander Smith: Composed of the following tracts of land, viz, JOHNSONS ENLARGEMENTS, MOORES TOWN, SMITHS VENTURE, and HAWKINS VENTURE: Other Tracts Mentioned: JOHNSONS ENLARGEMENTS; MOORES TOWN; SMITHS VENTURE; HAWKINS VENTURE; {mm Note; not identified to a specific Hundred. Location identified by watercourse or nearby tract.},
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      1642-1753 Rent Rolls Charles County, Maryland Hundred - Port Tobacco: Rent Roll page/Sequence: 323-150: PARTNERSHIP: 700 acres; Possession of - 475 Acres - Hawkins, Elizabeth: 225 Acres - Smoote, Barton: Surveyed 22 May 1660 for Daniel Johnson & Richard Morris on the West side the main fresh of Wicomico River adjoining to John Clark's land.: Conveyance notes - Joint survey for Daniel Johnson & Richard Morris,
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      1642-1753 Rent Rolls Charles County, Maryland Hundred - Port Tobacco: Rent Roll page/Sequence: 323-152: JOHNSONS ENLARGEMENTS: 100 acres; Possession of - 100 Acres - Barton, William: Surveyed 17 Mar 1661 for Daniel Johnson on the branch of Zachia Swamp near the land of the said Johnson & Richard Morris.: Other Tracts Mentioned: PARTNERSHIP; HAWKINS SMITH FORD; Conveyance notes - 100 Acres - Samuel Perrie from William Barton; 11 Nov 1713, 100 Acres - Alexander Hawkins from Samuel Perrie; 15 June 1738,Included in the Resurvey of HAWKINS SMITHS FORD, folio 432,

  • Sources 
    1. [S044774] Early Families of Southern Maryland, Volume: 7.

    2. [S044776] Early Families of Southern Maryland, Volume: 9.