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

Pryor Smallwood

Male 1680 - 1734  (54 years)


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  • Name Pryor Smallwood 
    Born 1680  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 29 Mar 1734  Charles County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I008357  Tree1
    Last Modified 7 Mar 2021 

    Father James Smallwood,   b. 1638, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jan 1714/15, Charles County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Mother Hester Evans,   b. 1645, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Mar 1693/94, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 49 years) 
    Married Abt 1664  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F00979  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Elizabeth MNU Smallwood,   b. Abt 1684, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1706, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 22 years) 
    Married Abt 1700  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Bayne Smallwood,   b. 1701, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Jan 1769, Charles County, Maryland - Inventory Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)
     2. Bayne {Land Records} Smallwood,   b. 1701, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1768, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)
    Last Modified 7 Mar 2021 
    Family ID F05482  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Elizabeth {Unproven} Stone,   b. Between 1684 and 1692, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 23 Feb 1731/32, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 48 years) 
    Married Bef 14 Jun 1708  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Anne Smallwood,   b. Abt 1712, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Elizabeth Smallwood,   b. Abt 1713, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Hester Smallwood,   b. 1715, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1769, Saluda County, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 55 years)
     4. William Smallwood,   b. 1725, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Mar 1782, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years)
    Last Modified 7 Mar 2021 
    Family ID F05483  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      Smallwood, Prior (Pryor), Charles Co, 23rd Feb, 1732-3; 29th Mar., 1734.
      To son William and hrs, 200 A. dwelling plantation "Christian Temple Manner," bought by father James Smallwood from Thomas Witcherly and wife.
      To son Bayne, ex, and hrs, residue of real estate; sd. son to allow his sisters Ann and Elizabeth to work so much of tract called "Bayne" or "New Design" as will employ their negroes while sd. sisters remain unmarried.
      To dau. Hester, personalty.
      To child. viz.: Bayne, William, Ann and Elizabeth, residue of personal estate equally.
      Test: Rev. William Maconchie, Richard Hodgson, Thomas Johnson. 21- I.
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      Pryor Smallwood 18.473 CH £634.14.7 Aug 7 1734
      (also Prior Smallwood)
      Appraisers: Mathew Stone, Richard Speake.
      Creditors: George Mason, Daniel Bryon.
      Next of kin: Ledstone Smallwood, Mathew Stone, Sr.
      Executor: Bayne Smallwood.
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      Pryor Smallwood 13.309 A CH £634.14.7 £137.10.9 Sep 20 1735
      Received from: Elisabeth Sanders, Mr. Philip Key on account of Thomas Waughop, John Evans, Henry More.
      Payments to: Daniel Bryan, William Williamson, George Cook, Mary Dempsey, George Mason, Augnis MeKey, William Collyer, Mr. Thomas Clark, Benjamin Tasker & Daniel Dulany, Esq., Samuel Hanson, Dr. John Hamilton.
      Executor: Bayne Smallwood.
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      Pryer Smallwood 14.257 A CH £127.18.6 Jun 18 1736
      Received from: James Waughop.
      Payments to: estate of William Welsh per his widow (unnamed), Francis Ash, Giles Zebody, John Smallwood, Danniell Dulany, Esq. for amount recovered by Col. George Mason, estate of Daniel Jenifer, Rev. Mr. William Mackonchie, Col. Alexander Spotwood (of Virginia), Dr. Gustavus Brown, estate of John Eburnathy, Col. Robert Hanson, William Smallwood Taylor, Benjamin Fendall, Thomas Mathews, Daniell Bryan, Thomas Clark, Mr. Samuell Hanson.
      Legatees: Jacob Smith.
      Executor: Bayne Smallwood.
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      Peter Mackmillion 28.129 A CH £95.18.6 £29.10.7 Jun 14 1708
      Payments to: Richard Hodgson, William Barton, Dr. Fran. Sarson.
      Executrix: Elisabeth Smallwood, wife of Pryer Smallwood.

      ===from NJL
      338 MARYLAND GENEALOGIES
      Pryor Smallwood (of Col. James) was born about 1680. In Aug. 1720 he deposed that he was 40 years or thereabouts (La Plata, Lib. M#2. foL 122). On July 2, 1708 Pryor Smallwood had wife Elizabeth, extx and relict of Peter McMillion (whose will was probated in Charles County, July 27, 1706). On Aug. 9, 1720 Pryor Smallwood sold to Daniel Bryan of Stafford County, VA. land called " St Bridgetts " in Charles County. Wife Elizabeth gave consent (last mention found of Elizabeth) (La Plata, Lib. R No. 2, fol. 377).
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      Capt. John Bayne 22.32 I £705,14.4 Jul 10 1702
      Servants mentioned: Jos, Cooper, John Bryon (boy), Anthony Conylfboy), John Magraugh (boy), Hugh Dowen, James Rye (boy), Sawny Rose, Wi xam Gwen, Thomas Suickett and wife (unnamed)--Cites 2 children (unnamed), Alexander Mills (boy), John Bom (boy), Robert Manhaine (boy), Thomas Day.
      Appraisers: Capt. Phillip Briscoe, Capt. Henry Hardy.
      Mentions: Walter Bayne, Benjamin Warren, John Warren, Pry. Smallwood, Ebsworth Bayne.
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      Smallwood, Col. James, Sr., Chas. County, 16th Sept., 1712; 12th Jan., 1714/5.
      To wife Mary,, extx., 2/3 of personal estate on plantation "Bew Plains," in Prince George's Co.,
      To child., viz.., James, Thomas, Prior and Leadstone Smallwood, Mary Tayler and Sarah More, residue of estate on sd. plantation.
      Test: Jno. Done, Jno. Doddson. 14.31
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      Charles County Land Records, Liber C#2 Page 167
      23 Feb 1710; Indenture from John Godshall, planter, to Pryor Smallwood, planter; for 3,000# tobacco; a parcel of land called ST. BRIDGETTS on the west side of Portobacco Creek; containing 250 acres; /s/ John Godshall; wit. Henry ?Basas, Mary Godfrey; ack. in open court by John Godshall and Mary his wife; 14 Mar 1709 Pryer Smallwood paid alienation
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      1642-1753 Rent Rolls Charles County, Maryland Hundred - Port Tobacco: Rent Roll page/Sequence: 305-24: ST. BRIDGETTS: 250 acres; Possession of - 250 Acres - Godshall, John: Surveyed 13 Aug 1663 for John Cane on the West side Port Tobacco or St. Thomas Creek being near or on the back side of Clement Gibbons.: Other notes - 250 Acres - Daniel Bryan from Prior Smallwood; 9 Aug 1720, 250 Acres - Prior Smallwood from Thomas Saunders; 14 March 1727,
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      1724, April 8 - Benjamin Berryman, Gent. acknowledges land sale w/power of attorney from Prior Smallwood unto George Mason, Gent. for 3000 lb. Tobacco and w/power of attorney, acknowledges Elizabeth Smallwood’s release of dower to the 200 acres of land on "Cockpit Point”. Present: Wm. Taliaferro, Rich’d Hubbard. Stafford VA Court
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      Contributed by: James Hughes

      Note:
      Liber Q, Page 97 Charles County, Maryland
      11Aug 1696; Indenture from Thomas Whichaley and Elizabeth his wife, relict and extx. of Edward Ford, to Pryor Smallwood and Bayne Smallwood; for 10,000# tobacco; a parcel called Christian Temple Manor on Mattawoman or St. Thomas' Creek; bounded by part of sd. manor belonging to Richard Newton and Richard Marshall; containing 200 acres; /s/ Thos. Whichaley, Eliza. Whichaley (mark); wit. James Neale, Jno. Douglas
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      Charles County Maryland Circuit Court Records, Liber H#2, Page 377
      18 Aug 1720; Recorded at request of Daniel Bryon of Stafford County, Virginia:
      9 Aug 1720; Indenture from Pryer Smallwood, Gent., to Daniel Bryon of Stafford County, Virginia, planter; for £120; a parcel called St. Bridgett on the west side of Portobacco Creek; by woods originally take up by John Caine; containing 250 acres by patent; Is/ Pryer Smallwood; Jo. Harrison, Robt. Hanson; 9 Aug 1720 ack. by Pryer Smallwood and Elizabeth his wife
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      Charles County Liber L#2, Page4 7 . At the request of Pryor Smallwood of CC, Gent, the following deed of mortgage was recorded this Oct 9, 1722.
      Sep 4, 1722 from Thomas Dent of CC, Gent, and Anne (Anne), his wife, to Pryor Smallwood of CC, Gent, for 80 £lawful money of Great Britain and 2000 lbs of tobabco 'and for divers other good causes, all that tract of land of his, the sd Thos Dent's, at Nanjemy [Cr] in CC, lying on the north side of Potomack River & on the west side-of Nanjemy Cr, bounded by the land of Joseph Harrison, the land of John Barker, containing about 650 acres. Pryor Smallwood agreed with Thomas Dent that if Dent pays Smallwood the afd principal sum of 80 £by Nov 10, 1726 with lawful interest for so long as the same shall be unpaid, and also the sum of 20,000 lbs of tobacco by yearly payments until the whole be fully paid with interest, then this deed shall be void. Sgned - Tho Dent, Anne Dent. Wit - Geo Dent*, Waltr Story*, R' Dole.
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      Charles County, Maryland Liber L#2, Page 119.
      At the request of Pryor Smallwood of CC, gent, the following deed was recorded this Mar 18, 1723
      Mar 7, 1723 from Thomas Allison of CC, planter;-Pryor. Smallwood of CC, gent, for 20,000 lbs of tobacco in,cask, and for divers other good causes, all the tract of..land commonly called Christian Temple Manner, lying on the south side of Piskcataway River near the beginning at the mouth of Mattawoman Cr or Saint Thomas' Cr and on.the'' south`of the sd Cr, containing about 1000 acres. Signed Mar 7, 1723/4 Thos (+ his mark) Allison. Wit - Jno Hanson, Geo Dent*, Thomas Stone*.
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      Charles County, Maryland Liber L#2, Page 187. At the request of Thomas Dent of CC, the following release of mortgage was recorded this Jan 11, 1724.
      Dec 4, 1724 from Pryor Smallwood of CC, to Thomas Dent of CC. Sd Thomas Dent, by his deed dated Sep 4, 1722, for 80 £lawful money of Great Britain & 20,000 lbs of tobacco well and truly to be paid, as in & by a proviso contained in the same deed unto sd Pryor Smallwood, [Dent sold] all that tract of his, sd Thomas Dent, at Nanjemy [Cr] in CC, lying on the north side of Potomack River and on the west side of Nanjemy Cr, containing 650 acres. In sd deed there is a proviso contained that if sd Dent should pay Smallwood the afd sums with lawful interest at such time as in sd deed is specified, then that deed should be void. Now this deed witnesses that sd Pryor Smallwood, for 80 £lawful money of Great Britain and 20,000 lbs of tobacco to him in hand paid by sd Tho: Dent and also for the full discharge of the proviso afd, Smallwood has released to Thomas Dent the afd land and premises. Signed - Pryor (P his mark) Smallwood. Wit - S: Hanson, Dan: Jenifer, James Stoddert*. (Vide mortgage folio 47-491
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      Charles County, Maryland Liber L#2, Page 238.
      At the request of Pryor Smallwood of CC, gent, the following lease was recorded this Oct 6, 1725.
      Sep 10, 1725 from Elizabeth Whichaley of CC, widow, to Pryor Smallwood of CC, Gent, for the rents and services to be done and for divers other good causes, the lease of all the estate that sd Eliza has to a certain tract of land in CC called Christian Temple Mannor. This lease is for the natural life of the sd Eliza. The yearly rent is 600 lbs of tobacco in one hogshead and 10 shillings. Signed - Elizabeth (E her mark) Whichaley. Wit - Courts Keech, Absalom Thorn, Walter Story*, Jno Fendall*.
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      Charles County, Maryland Liber L#2, Page 336.
      At the request of Pryor Smallwood of CC the following deed was recorded this Mar 22, 1726.
      Mar 14, 1727 from Thomas Sanders of CC, planter, to :Pryor Smallwood of CC, Gent, for 5 £, a certain tract of land commonly called Saint Bridgetts, lying in CC on the west side of Portobacco or Saint Thomas' Cr in the woods, formerly taken up for John Cane, as by a particular patent does appear, containing and laid out for 250 acres, according to the afd patent. Signed - Thos Sanders. Wit - Wm Stone*, Robert Hanson*.
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      Charles County Land Records, Liber M#2 Page 34615. At the request of Pryor Smallwood of CC, the following release was recorded Jun 19, 1733.
      I, Thomas Barnes of CC, hereby release Pryor Smallwood and Richd Hodgson, both of CC, from any acts or actions or causes of actions that might arise upon their being securities upon a testamentary bond for the due administration of the estate of Thomas Plunkett, decd, the subscriber being a legatee of the decd. Signed Jun 13, 1733
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      1642-1753 Rent Rolls Charles County, Maryland Hundred - Chicamuxen: Rent Roll page/Sequence: 352-6: CHRISTIAN TEMPLE MANOR: 1000 acres; Possession of - 200 Acres - Mason, Mathew: Surveyed 12 April 1659 for Thomas Allanson on the South Side of Piscataway near the mouth of Mattawoman Creek: Other Tracts Mentioned: other notes - 1000 Acres - William Bladen Esq from Edward Ford 6 Feb 1710, 100 Acres - John Saunders from John Woodward, recorded by John Newton 26 Feb 1716,50 Acres - John Saunders from Gerard Marshall 28 May 1720 John Saunders from John Smoot 7 Aug 1721, 1000 Acres - Prior Smallwood from Thomas (Allison) Allanson 7 March 1723, 800 Acres - Thomas Cowper (Cooper) from Thomas Bladen 14 Feb 1723, 800 Acres - George Mason from Thomas Cowper (?) 14 Feb 1725 William Smallwood Taylor from John Saunders son of John 9 May 1741 (?),
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      1642-1753 Rent Rolls Charles County MD Hundred - Port Tobacco: Rent Roll page/Sequence: 305-24: ST. BRIDGETTS: 250 acres; Possession of - 250 Acres - Godshall, John: Surveyed 13 Aug 1663 for John {O}Cane on the West side Port Tobacco or St. Thomas Creek being near or on the back side of Clement Gibbons.: Conveyance notes - 250 Acres - O'Bryan, Daniel from Prior Smallwood; 9 Aug 1720, 250 Acres - Prior Smallwood from Thomas Saunders; 14 March 1727,
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      STAFFORD COUNTY VA DEED BOOK J; 1722-1728; THE ANTIENT PRESS
      pp. 92-95 This Indenture made 3rd/4th Aprill 1724 between PRIOR SMALLWOOD of Charles County in Province of Maryland Gent, and GEORGE MASON of county Stafford Colony of Virginia Gent. of other part .. consideration of sum Three thousand pounds of Tobacco granted all that tract being part of land known by name of Cockpitt Point bounding North on a Marsh, East on or upon Potomack River South along Potomack River .. West into the woods they being the just courses expressed in the antient Pattent .. for 200 acres
      Presence Wm. Taliaferro, Pryer x Smallwood Rich'd. Hubbard
      Att a Court held for Stafford County 8th April 1724 Then came BENJAMIN
      BERRMAN Gent, who by virtue of a Power of Attorney from Prior Smallwood duly recorded & proved acknowledged the aforesaid Deeds of Lease and Release unto George Mason Gent. and also by Virtue of a power from ELIZABETH Wife of the said Pryer Smallwood relinquished all her right of Dower to the lands mentioned .. ordered to be recorded and is accordingly.
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      WESTMORELAND COUNTY, VIRGINIA ORDER BOOK, 1709-1712 {Antient Press}: pg 34
      Westmoreland County Court of Public Claimes 16 October 1710
      - VEALE for Certifycate for a Runaway JOHN VEALE produced a Certifycate setting forth for that he had took up a Runaway Servant belonging to one Mr. PRIOR SMALLWOOD of the Province ofMARYLAND and that he had received noe satisfaction for the same and prayed the same might be certifyed to the Assembly, &c., which was accordingly ordered

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