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

Baxter Simpson

Male Aft 1716 - Aft 1777  (> 61 years)


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  • Name Baxter Simpson 
    Born Aft 1716  Prince William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Aft 1777  Fairfax County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I020557  Tree1
    Last Modified 17 May 2018 

    Father Thomas "Carpenter" Simpson,   b. 1682, Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Feb 1734/35, Prince William County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 53 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Baxter,   b. Abt 1690, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1720, Prince William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 31 years) 
    Married Abt 1706  Prince William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F12672  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Children 
     1. James Simpson,   b. Bef 1762, Prince William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1800, Fairfax County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 38 years)
    Last Modified 17 May 2018 
    Family ID F12689  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      http://simpsonhistory.com/notes/scotsman.html
      Thomas Simpson "Carpenter” wrote his will on 13 October 1734, and was dead by 19 February 1735. (Prince William County, Virginia Wills C, 1734-1744:16-17). A transcript follows:

      In the name of God Amen the thirteenth day of October in the year of our Lord 1734 I Thomas Simson of Prince William County Carpenter being very sick & weak of body but Perfect in mind and memory thanks be to Almighty God for it and calling to mind the mortality of my Body and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die I due make and ordain this my last Will and Testament, that is to say Principally and first of all I give and recomend my soul into the hands of Allmighty God that gave it and for my Body I recomend to the Earth to be buried in a Christian like and decent manner at the descretion of my Executor nothing doubting but at the Generall resurrection I shall receive the same again by the mighty Power of God as touching such worly Estate where with it has pleased God to bless me with in this life I give desire and dispose of the same in the following manner and form.
      Item I give and bequeath unto my oldest son William Simson one hundred and twenty three acres of Land where he is now living on both sides of Sande run.
      Item I give and bequeath unto my son Baxter Simson two hundred acres of Land lying on both sides of Sande Run and adjoining to the to the Land aforesaid of my son William Simson on the uper side one breeding mare my bullet gun one bed bolster one rug and two blankets one Iron Pot six Plates and six spoons.
      Item I give and bequeath to my son Thomas Simson three hundred and Eighty Six Acres of Land lying on the South side of Chapawamsik Creek likewise one breeding mare one feather bed boulster rug and two blankets one Iron Pot six plates and six spoons.
      Item I give and bequeath unto my loving Daughter Mary Woodard one hundred Acres of Land where she is now seated and lying on the North side of Sande run to her and the heirs of her Body forever.
      Item I give and bequeath unto my Daughter Anne Simson after her mother in Laws deceas one cow and calf one feather bed boulster rug and two blankets.
      Item I give and bequeath unto my beloved Grand Children the son and Daughter of Mary Woodward Thomas Woodard and Anne Woodard one you a peace.
      Item I give and bequeath unto my ever loving wife Jane Simson all my Plantation and liberty of one hundred Acres of Land where I now live her life and after her deceas to fall to my son Baxter I also give her the Privileg of the whole track for Timber for the use of the Plantation I also leave my wife all my movable Estate except the legecies herein before mentioned and leave my Wife whole and sole Executor of this my last Will and Testament and further I leave my three Children Baxter Simson and Thomas Simson to be brought up till they come to the age of Eighteen Years and likewise my Daughter Anne till she come of age by my wife Jane Simson I further leave my Daughter Anne to Mary Woodard in case her mother dies before she comes of age I further give unto my wife two negros During her life and after her decease for to be equally divided among my children and I due hereby utterly disallow revoke and disanol all and every other former Testaments Wills and Legecies bequests and Executors by me in any ways before this time named Willed and bequeathed & ratifying and confirming this and no other to be my last Will and Testament in witness Whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seale the day and year above written sind sealed and Delivered in The Presence of us
      I desire my movable Estate may be invetored
      and returned and not aprased His
      Thomas T Simson (SEAL)
      Tho.s ford Mark
      John Robertson
      her
      Mary + Evans
      Mark

      At a Court held for Prince William County the Nineteenth Day of February 1734
      This Will was presented into Court by Jane Simson executor therein named who made oath thereto and being proved by the oaths of Thomas Ford and John Robertson two of the witnesses thereto it is admitted to record and on the motion of the said Jane and her performing what is usual in such cases certificate is granted her for obtaining a probate thereof in due form
      Test Catesby Cocke Cl.

      (Thomas Simson's Mark looked like a large T with a backwards S superimposed upon its leg).

      ===
      Fairfax Co. Va Wills Liber C-D; pp 189
      1767. DR. Estate of ALEXANDER MILLS in account with RHODHAM SIMPSON and his wife, Executors .. cash paid Elijah Williams; James Nisbett; John Griffin; John Tillett, Baxter Simpson .. total £ 6.4.9.
      1769. DR. The Estate of ALEXANDER MILLS in account with RHODHAM SIMPSON and ANN, his wife .. Boarding 3 children two years to go to school @ £ 6 each; payments made by Thomas Perkins for the Estate .. £ 42.4.9.
      Contra. Amount of inventory except the slave; part wages for the slave for 3 years two thirds .. £ 60.4.3.
      At a court held .. 17th Novr. 1773 .. RHODHAM SIMPSON who intermarried with AN PERKINS, wife of THOMAS PERKINS Decd, Exor. of ALEXANDER MILLS Decd Exhibited this account .. is allowed and ordered to be recorded.

      === Contributed by Ralph D. Smith

      1760 - List of Landowners in Fairfax Co., Va. in 1760:
      --Baxter Simpson, 200 acres, no slaves.
      Source: Mitchell, Beth, "Fairfax County, Virginia in 1760," p. 20.

      1761-62 - Quit Rent Return by Thomazin Ellzey for Fairfax and Loudoun Counties, Va."
      Landholder - John Fargason; Acres - 200; Property - Baxter Simpson.
      Source: Sparacio, Ruth and Sam, "Deed Abstracts of Fairfax County, Virginia, 1761-1768," p. 111.

      Mar. 17, 1777 - John Mills of Fairfax Co. sells to Rhodam Simpson of Fairfax Co., for 60 Pounds, 193 acres adjacent to lands belonging to Baxter Simpson, Thomas Simpson, Simpson & Tillett and James Roberts. The property was on the south side of Sandy Run, the south side of Turley's Rolling Road, and the south side of Ox Road. The land was part of 235 acres granted to John Robertson in Nov. 1742. On June 17, 1764, Alexander Mills purchased the land from William and Susanna Gardner of Fairfax Co. Alexander Mills' will, dated June 7, 1767, gave the land to his son, also named Alexander Mills. Alexander [Jr.] died and the land was given to Mills' other son John Mills. Recorded: Mar. 17, 1777.
      Sources: (1) Sparacio, Ruth and Sam, "Deed Abstracts of Fairfax County, Virginia, 1774-1777," p. 67, and (2) Mitchell, Beth, "Beginning at a White Oak: Patents and Northern Neck Grants of Fairfax County, Virginia," p. 240. (Fairfax Co., Va. Deed Book M, p. 282)