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

Ledstone Smallwood

Male 1687 - 1755  (68 years)


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  • Name Ledstone Smallwood 
    Born 1687  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 22 Feb 1755  Charles County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I008360  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 Elizabeth Garland,   b. 1689, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1744, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 56 years) 
    Married Abt 1708  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. William Smallwood,   b. 1709, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 1763 and 1782, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years)
     2. Charity Smallwood,   b. 1710, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1755, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 46 years)
     3. Mary Smallwood,   b. 1711, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1755, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 45 years)
     4. Henrietta Smallwood,   b. 1718, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1780, Loudoun County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years)
     5. Elizabeth Smallwood,   b. 1719, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Ledstone Smallwood,   b. 1720, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 19 Jun 1797, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 77 years)
     7. Susannah Smallwood,   b. 1721, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1800, Fairfield County, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 80 years)
     8. John Smallwood,   b. 1723, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 7 Mar 2021 
    Family ID F05484  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      SMALLWOOD, LEADSTONE, Charles Co. 20 Jan, 1755; 22 Feb 1755
      To son Leadstone Smallwood., tract whereon I now dwell called "May Day, " 200a., also part of tract called "Addition to May Day." 11a.; also 2 Negroes, Charles and John.
      To son John Smallwood, tract called "Welcome," 200 a. also 3 Negroes, Elizabeth, Peter and Negro man called monnicay, and 2 draft horses and a mare.
      To dau Susannah Smallwood, Negro boy Tom, cow, bed.
      To son William, 1 sh.
      To dau Charity Mitchell, 1 sh.
      To dau mary Godfrey, 1 sh.
      To dau Henniretur Nowland, 1 sh.
      To grand dau Elizabeth Nowland, 1 sh.
      All my tobacco and corn to son John Smallwood and two daus, Susannah and Elizabeth.
      Sons, Leadstone and John, exs.
      Wit: Edward Goodrick, William Smallwood, Edward Boswell. 29.306.
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      John Smallwood 18.130 A CH £24.4.1 Mar 4 1740
      Sureties: Ledstone Smallwood, Sr., Thomas Cawood.
      Received from: Marmaduke Semmes, Thomas Morris, John Wilder, Mark Penn, Thomas Windsor, Thomas Reed, William Williams, Marm. Simmes, John Posten, Thomas Douglas, John Lamaster, John Magrah, Richard Barber, Thomas Smoot, Richard Marshall, Benjamin Posey, Green Simpson, Abraham Harguis, Charles Smoot, William Clements, Jr,r Francis Glass, James Middleton, Thomas Middleton, Bayne Smallwood, Benjamin Garner, Mathew Stone, William Neale, John Hannah, William Munroe, William Boarman, William Clements, Sr., Thomas Thompson, Jr., John Speaker Patrick Ferrill, George Scroggen, Samuel Bishop, John Kellis, John
      Garner, Patrick Magattee, Benjamin Clements, Henry Ward, James McAttee, Sharp
      Baltry, William Winter, John Winter, James Crompton, Samuel Hayes, Thomas Cottrel, William Bright, John Courts, Benjamin Fendall, Samuel Hawkins, John Robison, John Keneday, Ignatius Doyne, Thomas Medcalf, Thomas Speake, John Beale, William McAttee, William McEntonsh, Thomas Cottrell, David Crawford, John Cawood, Thomas Harris. George King, Peter Fardinando, Edward Burch, Benjamin Batemany John Ensey, Humprey Berry, Thomas Dent, William Collier, John Grey, Benjamin Gwinn, Majer Bellt John Wilder, Joseph Crisman, Lodwick Adams, John Maconchie, Joshua Williams, John Edwards, Augus McEntosh, Richard Crupper, Philadelmus Semmes. John Dixon, Luke Garner, Matthew Wigfeild, John Harrard, Thomas Hungerford, Francis Glass, Miles McDaniel, Peter Mitchell? Meredith Davis, John Beal, Sr., Thomas Stewart, William Cocksey, Milburn Semmes, William Cage, John Somers, Patrick Mcattee. Payments to: Richard Speaker Capt. Edward Spere, Zephaniah Wade, Daniel Dulany, Esq., Samuel Hanson, Walter Hanson, Mr. John Parnham.
      Representatives: widow (unnamed), 6 children (unnamed).
      Administratrix: Mary Smallwood.
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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 Maryland Circuit Court Records, Liber H#2, Page 471
      29 Nov 1721; Recorded at request of Ledstone Smallwood:
      14 Nov 1721; Indenture from James Smallwood, planter, to his brother Ledstone Smallwood, planter, sons of James Smallwood, dec'd; regarding two tracts of the plantation where James Smallwood, Sr. did dwell; to comply with his father's intent; for 5s; one tract called Welcome; bounded by land formerly belonging to Job Chandler; containing 200 acres; also May Day of 300 acres; [details of patents[; /s/ James Smallwood (mark); wit. W. Howard, Fran. Goodrick, Jr.; 14 Nov 1721 ack. by James Smallwood
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      Charles County Court Records, 9 November 1736 Court, Liber T#2, Page 264
      The Justices here do describe the following Main Roads, and do appoint the several persons hereafter named, overseers of sd Roads for the ensuing year:
      From the head of Portobacco Creek to the old Courthouse, and the Road that strikes out of the afd Road and leads to Henry Hawkins', and the Road from the head of Portob:o Creek by Leadstone Smallwood's to Zachiah upper Bridges, and the Road from Portobacco Fresh by Semmes through Mamazink to Mattawoman Swamp, and the Cart road from Charles Town round Portobacco Hill, William Roby, Overseer.
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      Charles County Court Records, November 1738 Court, Liber T#2, Page 508
      From the head of Portobacco Cr to the old Courthouse and the Road that strikes out of the afd Road and leads to Henry Hawkins', and the Road from the head of Portobacco Cr by Leadstone Smallwood's to Zachiah upper Bridges, and the Road from Portobacco Fresh by Semmes' through Mamazink to Mattawoman Swamp, and the Cart Road from Charles Town round Portobacco hill. John Boswell, Overseer.

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      Charles County Court Records, March Court 1735/6 Court, Liber T#2, Page 140
      Ledstone Smallwood's petition for an allowance for burying Issabella King is adjudged frivolous, and therefore rejected.
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      Charles County Court Records, November 1738 Court, Liber T#2, Page 515
      Pursuant to the order of last Jun Court, Commission issued to examine witnesses touching the bounds of 2 tracts of land in CC, the one called Moors Follow, and the other, Hawkins' Barrons, in the possession of Francis Ware. Commissioners appointed: Gustavus Brown; Samuel Hanson, John Hanson, and Benjamin Douglas, Gent (not being any way related to the Petitioner, contiguous Proprietor, nor interested in the sd land).. Signed Jun 16, 1738 - Saml Hanson, Clerk.
      And now here, Gustavus Brown and Samuel Hanson return to the Court here the Commission afd with the following certificate and the subsequent depositions -
      We certify that we met on the lands within mentioned on Sep 5, 1738, and then and there took the depositions of Mr. John Courts, Ralph Shaw, Edwd Gilpin, Colo. Robert Hanson, and Leadstone Smallwood, which depositions are hereto annexed. Signed -- Gustavus Brown, Saml Hanson.

      CC, Sep 5, 1738. John Courts of CC, Gent, age about 46, says that about 31-32 years ago, he was with Col. John Contee, Joseph Manning, and some others, the sd Joseph Manning being then Surveyor, was running a dividing line between the sd John Contee and Mr. William Chandler, that they began at a marsh side near Portobacco Cr, and to the best of his remembrance, at a white oak standing near the place afd, and ran a course up into the woods 'til their number of perches (as he understood) was out, and not finding any boundary there, they went some small distance forward in the same course, but how far he can't exactly tell and there by the directions of sd Contee, bounded a hickory standing at the head of a Stony Valley near a branch and is the same tree which for some time past has been reputed to be the dividing tree of the land afd. And this deponent further says that at the time when the sd hickory was marked as afd, it was then a small young tree and did not appear to have been marked before then. Signed - John Courts.

      CC, Sep 5, 1738. Ralph Shaw Sr of CC, age about 53, says that about 15-16 years ago, he saw the tree mentioned in the above deposition, which seemed then to be a small, thriving tree, which sd tree seemed not to have been long bounded. Signed - Ralph Shaw Sr.

      CC, Sep 5, 1738. Edward Gilpin of CC, age about 35, says that about 13 years ago, he saw the tree mentioned in John Courts' deposition, which was then a growing young tree, which sd tree appeared to him then not to have been long bounded, and that Geo. Goodrich informed him it was the dividing tree between Colo. John Contee and Mr. William Chandler. Signed - Edward Gilpin.

      Robt. Hanson, age about 58, says that about 1722, he was surveying Mr. William Chandler's land at Portobacco, and he ran an east course from a white oak of sd land, commonly called Earlys Oak, to find a bounded beech, another boundary of sd land, which course fell short of the place. But when the number of perches was out, Leadstone Smallwood showed sd Chandler and this deponent the place where he said his father had told him the sd beech stood, and that there was then some part of a fallen beech lay by the place, which place is in a branch near'a cliff and is the place where the deponent now stands, and further, the deponent says that he made use of the sd place as a corner of the sd land, and ran a south course from thence, and then a west course to Portobacco Cr for the sd Chandler, and has since made use of it in other surveys. Signed - Robt. Hanson.

      CC, Sep 5, 1738. Leadstone Smallwood of CC, age about 51, declares that upwards of 20 years ago, his, sd Leadstone's father brought him to the place mentioned in Colo. Hanson's deposition, and that there was some part of a fallen beech lay by the place afd and told this deponent that it was a bound tree of Mr. William Chandler's land, and ordered him to mark a sapling that stood by the place afd that he might remember it again, and he accordingly marked a dogwood sapling, which is now standing at the sd place. Signed - Leadstone Smallwood
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      Charles County Court Records, November 1738 Court, Liber T#2, Page 508
      From the head of Portobacco Cr to the old Courthouse and the Road that strikes out of the afd Road and leads to Henry Hawkins', and the Road from the head of Portobacco Cr by Leadstone Smallwood's to Zachiah upper Bridges, and the Road from Portobacco Fresh by Semmes' through Mamazink to Mattawoman Swamp, and the Cart Road from Charles Town round Portobacco hill. John Boswell, Overseer.
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      Charles County Court Records, November 1741 Court, Liber T#2, Page 292
      The Justices here do describe the following main Roads, and do appoint the several persons hereafter named overseers of sd Roads for the ensuing year according to the several precincts and divisions following, viz -
      From the head of Portobacco Cr to the Old Courthouse and the road that strikes out of the afd road and leads to Henry Hawkins', and the road from the head of Portobacco Cr by Ledstone Smallwood's to Zachiah upper Bridges, and the road from Portobacco fresh by Semmes' through Mamazink to Mattawoman Swamp, and the Cart Road from Charles Town round Portobacco Hill. John Parnham and Marma. Semmes, overseers.
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      Charles County Maryland Land Record Liber Z#2, 1744-1753; Page 25. At the request of Francis Goodrick, the following deed was recorded on Mar 26, 1745.
      Mar 14, 1744[/5] from Ledstone Smallwood of CC, Gent, to Francis Goodrick of CC, Gent. By patent dated Jul 19, 1726, Leadstone Smallwood was granted a tract of land called Addition to May Day, lying in CC on the east side of Portobacco Cr in the woods, containing about 131 acres. Now this deed witnesses that the said Leadstone Smallwood, for 30 £sterl money of GB, sells a parcel of land that is part of Addition to May day, bounded by a tract of land called Mayday, containing and now laid out for about 120 acres..
      Signed - Leadstone (8 his mark) Smallwood. Wit - Allen Davies, Wm Middleton. Elizabeth Smallwood, wife to sd Ledstone Smallwood, released her dower..
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      Charles County Maryland Land Record Liber Z#2, 1744-1753; Page 181. At the request of William Smallwood (son of Ledstone Smallwood) for his daughter, Anne Smallwood, the following deed of gift was recorded on Sep 18, 1747.
      I, Mary Smallwood of CC, widow, for the natural love have for my granddaughter, Anne Smallwood, daughter of Wm Smallwood, the son of Ledstone Smallwood of CC, and also for divers other good causes, I have given Anne 3 Negroes, namely Anne, a Negro woman, Anne, and Matthew and Leonard, together with Anne's increase, except a child she now goes with, when born, is to become the right of Matthew Smallwood. Signed Sep 9, 1747 - Mary (M her mark) Smallwood. Wit - Sam Hanson, Alextius (A his mark) Semmes.
      Memorandum: the within Negro woman Anne is to remain and be in possession of sd Mary Smallwood during her natural life
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      Charles County Land Record Book L#3, 1761-1765; Page 369. Oct 26, 1763 from Samuel Hanson Jr of CC, Gentleman, to James Craik of CC, physician, for 550 £sterling, two tracts of land in CC, the one being part of a tract of land called Saint Edmunds, containing about 150 acres, and is bounded as by a particular deed thereof from W Foster and wife to James Smallwood dated Dec 2_, 1695.
      The other tract is called .. contiguous to and adjoining the above .. 11th day of Nov .. by Ledstone Smallwood .. sd patent being had the causes .. Signed - Sam: Hanson Jr. Wit Saml Hanson, [Josias Haw]kins*. Margt, the wife of sd Samuel Hanson Jr, released her right of dower to the within mentioned Lands. Recorded Oct 27, 1763.
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      Charles County Land Record Book L#3, 1761-1765; Page 658. May 15, 1765 from James Smallwood of CC, planter, to Samuel Hanson of CC, merchant, far 3700 lbs of crop tobacco and for divers other good causes, a tract of land called the Goar, lying in CC, adjoining to the land of Daniel Stuart, bounded by a line of William Coomes' land, containing about 37 acres. Signed - James {J his mark) Smallwood_ Wit - Rich' Harrison*, Thos Contee*. [Blank], the wife of sd James Smallwood, relinquished her right of dower to the lands within mentioned. Recorded May 18, 1765.
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      Charles County Land Records 1796-1799; Liber IB-2 {Abstract by Mike Marshall}; Page 194. Deed: at the request of Doctor Daniel Jenifer, the following deed was recorded July 19th 1797.
      Indenture made June 19, 1797; Joseph Luckett in consideration of 200 pounds current money paid by William Craik planter of Montgomery County hath sold two tracts of land. One called "May Day" which was formerly in the possession of Ledstone Smallwood, father to the late Ledstone Smallwood deceased and conveyed by the father in his will dated February 22, 1755 to his son. And was thereafter in possession of Ledstone the son, and thereafter bargained sold and confirmed unto the said Ledstone the son by a certain Esther Adams widow {Hester Smallwood widow of Benjamin Adams}, by deed bearing date of March 5, 1763 which was thereafter conveyed by said Ledstone the son unto a certain William Rhody Luckett father to the said Joseph Lucket by deed bearing date January 23, 1771, October 25, 1773 and October 26, 1773 and thereafter devised to the said Jospeh Lucket by William Rhody Luckett; and is all that part of "May Day" which remained undisposed of by the said Ledstone Smallwood the father and which is clear of the tract of land called "Moore's Ditch" and Saint Edmonds", and the other tract of land called "The Addition to May Day" clear of elder surveys.
      Signed Jospeh Luckett in the presence of Daniel Jenifer, William Halkerstone, JP's (9.60)


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      1642-1753 Rent Rolls Charles County MD Hundred - Chicamuxen: Rent Roll page/Sequence: 427-353: GORE: 23 acres; Possession of - 23 Acres - Smallwood, Leadstone: Surveyed 7 April 1731 for Ledstone Smallwood: Other notes - {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 MD Hundred - Port Tobacco: Rent Roll page/Sequence: 330-202: MAY DAY: 300 acres; Possession of - 300 Acres - Smallwood, James Col: Surveyed 11 Jan 1674 for Edmund Lindsey & assigned Benjamin Rozer at a bound poplar a boundary tree of William Chandler run thence South.: Conveyance notes - 300 Acres - Ledstone Smallwood from James Smallwood; 14 Nov 1721,
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      1642-1753 Rent Rolls Charles County MD Hundred - Port Tobacco: Rent Roll page/Sequence: 413-251: MAY DAY, ADDITION: 131 acres; Possession of - 131 Acres - Smallwood, Leadstone: Surveyed for Ledstone Smallwood, 18 July 1726, Lying on the East side of Portobacco Creek, Patented for Smallwood, 20 Mar 1732: Conveyance notes - {mm Note; not identified to a specific Hundred. Location identified by watercourse or nearby tract.}, 120 Acres - John Estep & John Wheatley from William Middleton; 9 Jan 1744,120 Acres - Francis Goodrick from Ledstone Smallwood; 14 March 1744,

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