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

John Compton

Male 1731 - 1765  (34 years)


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  • Name John Compton 
    Born 28 Feb 1730/31  William & Mary Parish, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 26 Jul 1765  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I012127  Tree1
    Last Modified 15 Sep 2019 

    Father William Compton,   b. Bef 1710, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 May 1734, William & Mary Parish, Charles County, Maryland - Inventory Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 24 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Thomas,   b. Abt 1714, William & Mary Parish, 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 ~ 42 years) 
    Married Abt 1730  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F06934  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Margaret Compton,   b. 27 May 1740, Trinity Parish, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Dec 1817, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Married 1756  William & Mary Parish, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Mary Anne Compton,   b. 1756, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Feb 1826, Putnam County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
     2. William Stephen Compton,   b. 1757, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Dec 1824, Williamsport, Washington County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)
    Last Modified 15 Sep 2019 
    Family ID F08012  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      John Compton 92.338 CH £158.2.4 Dec 20 1765 Aug 14 1766
      Appraisers: Samuel Amery, Zachariah Chunn.
      Creditors: Philip Briscoe, Robert Stewart.
      Next of kin: William Compton, Mathew Compton.
      Administratrix: Margaret Compton.
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      John Compton 5.91 D CH £249.2.3 May 10 1768
      Sureties: William Compton, Stephen Compton.
      Distribution to: Widow (unnamed, 1/3). Residue to children (equally): William, Mary Ann, Theo.
      Administratrix: Margaret Compton.

      === John is not proved to these parents, could be one of the three minors
      William Compton 13.59 A CH £39.2.4 £4.10.8 Apr 4 1735
      Sureties: George Thomas, James Waters (taylor).
      Received from: John Pain, John Birne,
      Payments to: Barton Warren, Mr. Fendall.
      Distribution to: widow (unnamed), 3 children (unnamed, minors).
      Administratrix: Elisabeth Compton

      === Contributed by Richard W. Tobin II

      Inventory of the personal estate of John Compton., late of Charles County, deceased, was appraised on December 20, 1765, at £158/2/4, by Samuel Amety and Zacheriah Chunn. William Compton and Matthew Compton signed as the kinsmen; Philip Briscoe and Robert Stewart as the greatest creditors. Papers filed at court on August 16, 1766, by Margaret Compton, the administratrix. [Inventories Ö, Liber 92, folio 338, Hall of Records, Annapolis.]

      The account of Margaret Compton, administratrix of John Compton, late Charles County, deceased. Tobacco found in deceasedís house in 1765, the year he died, 3,552 pounds-money received of William and Sarah Compton, executors of Samuel Compton, deceased, and paid to Margaret Compton £54/3, for her (Margaretís) trouble and expense in finishing the crop of corn and tobacco, from the 26th day of July
      the time the deceased died, 2,600 pounds of tobacco, etc. [Accts., Charles County, Liber 59, folio 271. La Platta, courthouse.]

      An account upon the estate of John Compton, late of Charles County, deceased, rendered to the court by Margaret Compton, relict and administratrix, when she accounted for an inventory [252] appraised at £188/2/4, and settled the estate on August 14, 1766. The balance was distributed to the widow and three children: William Compton, Mary Ann, and Thomas Compton. ďAges not known, but one under 9 years of age.Ē [Wills, Adm., Liber l760-66, folio 248, Hall of Records, Annapolis.]
      *Note: The above, but one under 9 yrs. of age, refers to the number of years John Compton and Margaret had been married.

      Margaret Compton filed an account on May 10, 1768, for money received from William and Sarah Compton, the executors of Samuel Compton. Balance to widow and three children: William, Mary Ann, and Thomas, all infants but their ages not known. [Admr. and accts., Liber 59, folio 271.]

      (This land belonged to Matthew Compton. Jno. paid tax for the use of the land. He seems not to have owned any land, but paid the tax for two years). [Charles County rent rolls, Book 26, No. 1, land office, Annapolis, Md.]

      In 1756, John Compton paid land taxes on Boswell and Boden in Charles and St. Maryís Counties.
      *John Compton, born ca. 1730 or 31, married Margaret in 1756 and died on July 26, 1765, in Charles County, Md., leaving Margaret with three young children: William Stephens, Mary Ann, and Henry Thomas. [Accounts, Charles County, Liber 59, folio 271, Hall of Records, Annapolis.]
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      COMPTON, Matthew, St. mary's Co. -Feb, 1770; 3 Sept, 1770
      To wife Rachel, Ex.
      To six children Barton Alexander Compton, Edmund Howard Compton, Stephen, Matthew, John,, Susannah Compton, Tract: "Worncoat."
      Wit: Robert Slye Wood, Henry Moris, Samuel Briscoe.
      Widow abides by will. 38.53
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      Contributed by Shirley Middleton Moller

      Charles County, Wills B 1.421

      I, Stephen Compton of CC, am sick and weak of body, but of sound, disposing mind, memory and understanding.
      To my son -in-law John Maddox for the use and benefit I have had of my son-in-law's estate, I give John all that tract of land called Hansons Discovery and also all that part of a tract of land called Bargain I bought that part of John Brown Wilder, Carpenter James, Charity & her four children with their future increase from the date of this, my Will. But if he does not choose to take the above legacy in lieu of any claim he may have against me, then the whole to be sold by my executors, or such part thereof as my be sufficient to satisfy such calim.
      To my brother William Compton 10 sheep and no more.
      To my niece Anne Compton, daughter of my sister Wilda 1 Negro girl called Pall, with her future increase
      To my nephew William S. Compton 1 young horse or mare of the value of 12£, one feather bed & furniture and one cow and calf, and four sheep.
      To my nephew Henry T. Compton 100£.
      To my three children-in-law, Sarah H. Maddox, Elizabeth J. Maddox and John Maddox I have made deeds of gift to them of sundry Negroes and other chattels recorded in
      CC records, the validity of which deeds are doubtful. I hereby confirm the gifts.
      Immediately after my death, Negro fellow James and my Negro fellow Sam, formerly the property of John Maddox, Senr are to be free. The right of these two Negroes to be in my friends Jonathan Yates and Thomas Harris who no doubt
      will take proper steps to set them free immediately after my death.
      To my mother Rachel Compton one Negro man named Pompey and the use of one Negro girl named Lurana, during her life. And after my and my mother's death, Luraner is to be equally divided amongst the children of my sister, Susana Turner, with her future increase.
      I also give my mother one cow and calf and six sheep
      To Elizabeth Hanson daughter of Walter Hanson one Negro girl called Rachel.
      To my brothers and sisters, viz, Zachariah, Matthew, John, Alexander, Edmund Howard, Margaret, Elizabeth and Susannah the rest of my estate after my just debts and funeral charges are paid to be equally divided between them.
      Executor: my brother Edmund Howard Compton
      Signed 3 Nov 1784 Stephen Compton
      Wit: Richard Crain, Amelia Powell, Elizabeth Thompson
      Probated on 20 Nov 1784 by the oath of the executor and by the oaths of all three witnesses.

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