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

James Compton

Male Abt 1727 - Aft 1779  (~ 53 years)

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  • Name James Compton 
    Born Abt 1727 
    Gender Male 
    Died Aft 1779  England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I081307  Tree1
    Last Modified 23 Jun 2018 

    Father Family Compton 
    Family ID F33232  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • not proved as a son
      Culpeper County, Virginia Will
      Book B (1770-1783) Wulfeck Inquisition re escheat of land of James Compton.
      He was determined to be a British subject. 19 Nov., 1779.
      From: rictobin
      James Compton, Esq., was a Commissioner of his Majesty's Navy (1747). He
      was granted 10,000 acres in what is now Rappahannock Co., Virginia, in 1747.
      I thought I had a record that said he was from London but I can't put my
      hands on it so I am not sure about that. I have seen nothing that connects
      him to the other Comptons who actually lived in that area. I haven't seen
      the deeds but there was apparently a sheriff's sale on or about 20 Oct 1788.
      There are seven deeds made on that date apparently selling James Compton's
      land. Before that date there are nine other listings in the Culpeper County
      Deed index also apparently relating to this James Compton.

      James Compton from London sold to Thomas Minor 1998 acres on 6 Mar 1764
      (Culpeper County, Virginia, Deed book D, page 443) [Dennis, Robert T.
      Wakefield Manor Rappahannock County Virginia 1734-1992, p. 9]

      The 10,000 acre grant to James Compton is south of Flint Hill. The William
      Clark Compton family lived in the area near Huntly, Virginia, which is 5
      miles north of Flint Hill