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

Alexander Simpson

Male 1629 - 1670  (41 years)


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  • Name Alexander Simpson 
    Born 1629  England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 12 Apr 1670  St. Mary's County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I009788  Tree1
    Last Modified 17 Feb 2018 

    Father Family Simpson 
    Family ID F06401  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      Simpson, Alexander, Charles County, 30th Dec., 1669; 12th Apr., 1670.
      To goddau. Margaret Wahob, dau of Archibald Wahob, 120 A. (unnamed).
      To Eliza: Wahob, dau. of sd. Archibald, 120 A. and dwellinghouse; if either sister die, survivor to inherit property.
      In event of death of both Margaret and Eliza: during minority, land to pass to Jane Wahob, their mother.
      To Jacob Leah, brother of sd. Jane Wahob, 300 A. "Simpson's Delight."
      To Thomas Corker, personalty.
      Execx.: Jane Wahob.
      Test: Humphrey Warren, Alex. Galant, Howell Williams. 1. 379. [Search Words: Waughop, Lee]
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      Charles County Circuit Court, Birth, Deaths & Marriage Records, Liber Q
      Agborough, Thomas, servant to Alexander Simpson, d. 10 Aug 1667
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      Charles County Circuit Court, Liber A; 6 June 1660, Page 90
      213. This is to testify that John Babtista, a Moor of Barbary, is a free man; 1 Mar 1655; /s/ Simon Oversee; wit. Job Chandler; Alexander Simpson (mark)

      === Contributed by Ralph D. Smith

      June 1658 - Samuel Parker demands summons against Mr. Jobe Chandler; subpoena Alexander Simpson to testify.
      Source: Charles Co., Md. Circuit Court, Liber A, p. 9.
      Comment: This is the earliest record found for Alexander Simpson in Maryland. A few records show Alexander's name as Sander Simpson.
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      Liber A, Page 120; Charles County Circuit Court, Microfilm Cr 35,689, Court 12 Feb 1660
      John Tomkinson demands subpoena against Robert Troope, Alexander Simpson and Edmond Linsey to testify
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      Charles County Circuit Court, Liber A; 7 May 1661, Page 134
      365. Patent to Andrew Watson who has 600 acres of land due him by assignment from Mr. Wilkinson; a parcel of 300 acres called Watson's Purchase on the west side of Avon River formerly called Nanjemoy Creek on the north side of the Potomac River adjoining land laid out for Capt. William Lewis and Alexander Simpson in Manor of Calverton; dated Sep 1659; /s/ Josias Fendall

      366. Andrew Watson, planter, sells unto George Thompson 300 acres specified in above patent; 4 Nov 1659; s/ Andrew Watson (mark); wit. Thomas Allonson, John Browne

      367. George Thompson, Gent., do assign my rights in this patent to John Nevill, planter; 9 Apr 1659; /s/ George Thompson; wit. Robert Hicks (mark), John Blackwood (mark)
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      Charles County Circuit Court, Liber A; 28 Jan 1662, Page 182
      435. Patent of 300 acres granted to Andrew Watson by assignment from Mr. Wilkisson; a parcel of land called Watson's Purchase on the west side of the Avon River and the north side of the Potomac adjoining land laid out for Capt. William Lewis and Alexander Simpson; dated 2 Sep 1659; /s/ Josias Fendall Watson sells to George Thompson 300 acres of above patent; 4 Nov 1659; /s/ Andrew Watson (mark); wit. Thomas Alenson, John Browne George Thompson sells above patent to John Nevill on 9 Apr 1659; /s/ George Thompson; wit. Robert Hicks (mark), John Blackwood (mark) John Nevill sells above patent to John Cherman 20 Aug 1661; /s/ John Nevill (mark); wit. Jerome Dickeson (mark)
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      Charles County Circuit Court, Liber A; 28 Jan 1662, Page 181 - 182
      434. Jobe Chandler of Charles County and Symon Oversee of St. Mary's County, assign Alexander Simpson a parcel of land lying on the west side of St. Thomas' Creek formerly called Portobacco; adjoining land formerly laid out for George Dolty now in possession of Simpson; containing 125 acres; 8 Sep 1659; /s/ Job Chandler, Symon Oversee wit.
      Daniel Hutt, Henry Moore Anne Chandler, wife of job Chandler, acknowledged deed; 8 Sep 1659; /s/ Anne Chandler, wit. Daniel Hutt, Henry Moore
      Anne Chandler of Portobacco, widow, nominates Edmond Lindsey atty.; re 125 acres sold by her deceased husband and Symon Oversee to Alexander Simpson; 11 Dec 1661; /s/ Anne Chandler; wit. Robert Sly, Thomas Marise
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      Charles County Circuit Court, Liber A; 9 Jul 1662, Page 228, 229
      Mr. Thomas Baker, Plt.; George Thompson, gent., Def.; case of defamation regarding Mr. Thompson's statement in previous case; Edmond Linsey swore that in 1655 Little Browne, the undersheriff of Virginia, said he saw Thomas Baker and Empson bring in a hog; Browne landed first at Jenkins' Plantation where Mr. Chandler then lived; Baker reputed by almost all his neighbors to be a common hog stealer, Richard Row swore regarding William Empson taking of meat from a pot; [Ed: Some rather graphic and slanderous statements regarding the anatomy of some of the women in the community); mentions Pope's wife and Mrs. Hatch;
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      Charles County Circuit Court, Liber B, 3 Feb 1663/4, Page 244
      Alexander Simpson presents a boy servant named George Astere; judged to be between 14 and 15 years old
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      Charles County Circuit Court, Liber B, 5 Mar 1663/4, Page295
      Thomas Simpson of Wicokomeco, planter, binds himself to Edmond Custis of London to pay 1610# of tobacco at a convenient place by 10 Nov; 14 Mar 1663/4; /s/ Thomas Simpson; wit. Alexander Simpson (mark), James Lee (mark)

      one tine can #006
      one tine dumpe #004
      2 tobacco boxes #006
      one trowel #012
      total #028

      === Contributed by Ralph D. Smith

      June 1663 - Alexander Simpson enters these rights, viz., himself, John Rowles, Edmund Taylor, Thomas Corker and demands land therefore. Warrant to Surveyor General to lay out for Alexander Simpson 200 acres, return Dec. 3rd next.
      Source: Maryland Land Office, Patent Records, Liber 5, p. 306.

      Oct. 24, 1663 - "Simpson's Delight," containing 300 acres in Port Tobacco Hundred, Charles Co., Md., was surveyed Oct. 24, 1663 for Alexander Simpson in the woods on the west side of Port Tobacco Creek at ye head of ye Creek.
      Source: 1707 Charles Co., Md. Rent Roll, p. 302.

      Nov. 19, 1668 - Alexander Simpson is on the list of debts in the Inventory of Mr. Thomas Bull.
      Source: Maryland Prerogative Court, Testamentary Proceedings, Liber 3, pp. 189-193.

      Records of Alexander Simpson in the Archives of Maryland (other than Vols. 53 and 60):
      --Vol. 2, p. 232
      --Vol. 41, p. 500 (1666 record)
      --Vol. 51, p. 13 (on two 1669 Charles Co., Md. land commissions)
      --Vol. 65, p. 668 (in a group of 12 men convened by the Charles Co. Sheriff at Nangemy in May 1659 on the land of Capt. [William] Lewis, deceased, to appraise the annual value of the land -- 145 pounds of tobacco yearly)

      Oct. 26, 1669 - Alexander Simpson, aged about 40 years, deposeth that .... Signed Alexander Simpson ("X" his mark.)
      Source: Charles Co., Md. Circuit Court, Liber D, p. 98.
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      Charles County Circuit Court Liber D, Page 98
      6 Oct 1669; Request of Anne Fouke; division of land between Job Chandler and Simon Oversee bought of Wm. Lewis; containing 2,000 acres; /s/ Alex. Simpson (mark); wit. Henry Adames
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      Charles County Circuit Court Liber E, Page 120
      10 Jun 1673; Indenture from Thomas Corker, planter, to Clement Theobaldes, planter; for 3,000# tobacco; a parcel called Corker's Hoghole; on the west side of Portobacco Creek; bounded by land now in possession of Jacob Lee which was formerly belonging to Alexander Simpson called Simpson's Delight; laid out for 100 acres; /s/ Tho. Corker; wit. Henry Bonner, Phill Gibbon
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      Charles County Court and Land Records, Liber F, Page 46
      11 Jan 1674; Indenture from Clement Theobalds, planter, to Philip Lynes, innholder; for 3,000# tobacco; a parcel called Corker's Hogg Hole; lying on the west side of Portobacco Creek; bounded by Simpson's Delight formerly belonging to Alexander Simpson now in possession of Jacob Leah; containing 100 acres; /s/ Clement Theobalds; wit. John Jones, Thomas Corker.
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      Charles County Circuit Court Liber F, Page 96
      1 Apr 1675; Indenture from John Robinson, planter, and Elizabeth his wife, to Frances Wine; for 16,000# tobacco; a parcel called Wassell; bounded by 300 acres taken up by Alexander Simpson and a marsh; containing 200 acres; /s/ John Robinson (mark), Elizabeth Robinson (mark); wit. Jesse Wharton, Thomas Hussey, William Tailor
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      Charles County Circuit Court Liber H, Page 10
      6 Jun 1678; Indenture from Francis Wynne, Gent., to Benjamin Rozer, Esq.; for 19,000# tobacco; a parcel called Warred; bounded by 300 acres taken up by Alexander Simpson; containing 200 acres; also a parcel called Blooksitch; bounded by Saunder Simpson; containing 100 acres; also a parcel called London; bounded by George Langham's land called Thomas Street; containing 100 acres; /s/ Francis Wine; wit. Rando. Brandt, Edmond Dennis
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      Charles County Court and Land Records, Liber F, Page 140
      7 Sep 1675; Indenture from Thomas Witter, planter, and Mary his wife, to Francis Wine, cooper; for 11,000# tobacco; a parcel of 300 acres called "Simpson's Delight" on the west side at the head of Portobacco Creek; /s/ Thomas Witter, Mary Witter; wit. Samuel Cressey, Philip Lines.
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      Charles County Circuit Court Liber H, Page 10
      6 Jun 1678; Indenture from Francis Wynne, Gent., to Benjamin Rozer, Esq.; for 19,000# tobacco; a parcel called Warred; bounded by 300 acres taken up by Alexander Simpson; containing 200 acres; also a parcel called Blooksitch; bounded by Saunder Simpson; containing 100 acres; also a parcel called London; bounded by George Langham's land called Thomas Street; containing 100 acres; /s/ Francis Wine; wit. Rando. Brandt, Edmond Dennis
      ===
      Charles County, Maryland Liber L#2, Page 147.
      At the request of Robert Hanson, the following deed was recorded this Jun 23, 1724.
      Jun 10, 1724 from Jno Lambeth of CC, planter, to Robert Hanson of CC, gent, for 2000 lbs of tobacco & 5 barrels of Indian corn and for divers other causes, all that tract of land called HABBERDEVENTURE, lying in CC near the head of Portobacco Cr, adjoining the land of John Robinson, now in the possession of the heirs of Francis Wine called SYMPSONS DELIGHT, bounded by a Deep branch, the land of Job Corner, a bounded tree of sd Robinson, containing and laid out for 150 acres, as by a particular patent thereof may appear, which patent was, on May 10, 1685, granted to Jno Barefoot. Signed - Jno Lambeth. Wit - Jno Briscoe*, Cha Somrsett Smith*. This deed was acknowledged by John Lambeth and Sarah, his wife.
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      1642-1753 Rent Rolls Charles County, Maryland Hundred - Port Tobacco: Rent Roll page/Sequence: 322-148: HABERDEVENTURE: 150 acres; Possession of - 150 Acres - Barefoot, John: Surveyed 16 Mar 1682 for Thomas Barefoot near the head of Port Tobacco Creek adjoining to the land called SIMPSONS DELIGHT. Poss by John Barefoot son of said Thomas Barefoot: Other Tracts Mentioned: SIMPSONS DELIGHT; other notes - 150 Acres - John Lambert from John Barefoot; 4 Mary 1708, 150 Acres - Robert Hanson from John Lambert; 10 Jun 1724,
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      1642-1753 Rent Rolls Charles County MD Hundred - Port Tobacco: Rent Roll page/Sequence: 302-5: SIMPSONS DELIGHT: 300 acres; Possession of - 300 Acres - Hawkins, Elizabeth: Surveyed 24 Oct 1663 for Alexander Simpson in the woods on the West side of Port Tobacco Creek at the head of the Creek.:
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      Charles County Land Records 1775-1782; Liber V#3; Page 591. Jul 4, 1782 from Nathaniel Ramsay, Gabriel Duvall, and Clement Hollyday, Commissioners for the preservation and sale of confiscated British property, to Michael Jenifer Stone of CC. whereas a tract of land in CC, on Aug 4, 1654, was originally granted to Alexander Simpson for about 300 acres, and which tract is now supposed to contain about 240 acres clear of other lands, by sundry mesne conveyances became vested in Shirborne Stewart of Great Britain, and thereby became confiscated to the State and vested in the Commissioners afd, was escheatable, and thereby became vested in this State, and sd Commissioners sold the land to sd Michael Jenifer Stone for 30 shillings gold and silver per acre, and whereas sd Stone has paid the Commissioners 280 2 shillings and 6 pence gold and silver, in part payment for sd land, and has given bond and security far the residue of the purchase money and for 30 shillings specie per acre for every acre of land that sd tract contains more than 240 acres, the State to deduct, at the rate of 30 shillings an acre for every acre sd tract contains less than 240 acres, clear of other lands, now this deed witnesses that the sd Commissioners have sold to sd Stone, all that tract of land called Simpsons Delight, lying in CC. Signed - Clement Hollyday, Nat Ramsey, G. Duvall. Wit - A.C. Hanson (a Judge of the Genl Court).