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

Samuel Fearson

Male Abt 1676 - 1725  (~ 49 years)


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  • Name Samuel Fearson 
    Born Abt 1676  William & Mary Parish, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 16 Mar 1724/25  William & Mary Parish, Charles County, Maryland - Inventory Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I012692  Tree1
    Last Modified 15 Sep 2019 

    Father John Fearson,   b. Bef 1656,   d. 9 Oct 1683, Charles County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 27 years) 
    Mother Grace Atwickes,   b. Abt 1660, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft Jan 1703/04, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 44 years) 
    Married Abt 1676  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F08326  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Jane Davis,   b. Abt 1679, William & Mary Parish, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1726, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 48 years) 
    Married Abt 1696  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Percival Fearson,   b. Abt 1697, William & Mary Parish, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1740, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 44 years)
     2. John Fearson,   b. Abt 1699, William & Mary Parish, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1730, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 32 years)
     3. Walter Fearson,   b. 1708, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1758, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 49 years)
     4. Atwickes Fearson,   b. 1710, 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 > 46 years)
     5. Mary Fearson,   b. Abt 1712, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1726, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 15 years)
     6. Joseph Fearson,   b. Abt 1714, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1732, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 19 years)
    Last Modified 15 Sep 2019 
    Family ID F08180  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 

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      Samuel Ferson 11.428 CH £27.19.6 Mar 16 1725 Aug 5 1726
      Appraisers: Raphaell Neale, Richard Smith.
      Creditors: John Meredith, Perseful Person.
      Next of kin: Perseful Ferson, Grace Snowman.
      Administratrix: Jane Fersons
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      Samuel Ferson 10.239 A CH £27.19.6 £78.4.11 Mar 27 1730
      Sureties: George Thomas, Mark Penn.
      Received from: Benjamin Posey, Thomas Harriss, John Brown, Richard Barber, William Colvell, Rand. Brandt, Leonard Smoot, Abel Wakefield, Jr., William Penn, Charles Guy, Laurance Bateman, Belane Posey, Edward Bell, Thomas Sparks, Richard Ratcliff, John Raphael, Matthew Hogan, Charles Courts, John Courts, William Morphey, Walter Story, William Stuart, Jane Semmes, Peter Lesser, William Middleton, Barton Hungerford, John Cassell, Thomas Morriss, Thomas Cottrell, George Sympson, William More, William Davis, John Brookes, Daniel Dunuha, Jonathon Walker, Barton Warron, James Freeman, John Higton, John Michael Owen, Richard Marshall, Addam Weaver, Ignatius Clempson, John Smoot, Mark Penn, Thomas Douglas, Robert Ring, William Addison, Cleborn Lomax, Benjamin Douglass, Edward Turvey, William Cage, Samuel Sympson, George Bateman, Jr., Timothy Dunaway, Francis Brown, Gen. Ocaia (?), Robert King, Jonathon Nicholls, Robert Scot, Anthony Smith, Edward Gillinns, William Hawton, Thomas Hawton, Edward Loyde, William Oard, George Thomas, Thomas Nicholls.
      Payments to: Thomas Hunt, --- Lutwydge, Samuel Hanson, Dr. Jenifer, Brooke, Addison & Holland, Esq., Philip Key, William Rogers assignee of ---- Hemsley, Dr. Brown, Bennet Hoskins, John Parnham, Gunder Erickson.
      Administrators: John Ferson.

      === Contributed by Ralph D. Smith

      Aug. 1732 - Joseph Fearson [presumably son of Samuel], orphan, was bound to John Newman.
      Source: [need]

      Mar. 1725/6 - Mary Fearson [presumably dau. of Samuel], orphan, was bound to her mother-in-law [step-mother?] Jane Fearson.
      Source: [need]

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      Mr. Francis Wilder 25.18 I CH £127.7.6 Aug 21 1705
      Appraisers: Richard Morris, Samuel Fearson (also Samuell Fenson).
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      Elisabeth Loyde 12.113 A CH £8.2.6 £17.13.5 Oct 10 1733
      A second inventory is cited in the amount of £5.0.5.
      Sureties: William Cage, Benoni Hawton,
      Received from: John Pen.
      Payments to: Mark Penn, Notley Maddox, Thomas Bateman, Alwicks Ferson, Benjamin Fendall.
      Administrator: Richard Loyde.
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      Fearson, John, Chas. County, 22nd July, 1683; 9th Oct., 1683.
      To son Samuel at age, 100 A. in St. Mary's Co.
      To son Perry at age, 150 A., plantation.
      Wife Grace, execx. and sole legatee of personal estate.
      Test: Richd. Beaumont, Matthew Perry, Anne Roberts, Mary Beaumont. 4.23,
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      Brown, Mary (nunc.), Chas. Co., 21st Jan., 1701,
      To son William, personalty. son-in-law Samuel Peirson {Fearson}, residue of estate in trust for sons John and Francis.
      This will also states that testatrix' daus. Sarah and Anne were the wives of Giles Tompkins and John Shaw, respectively . No bequests, however, are made to them.
      Ex. not given.
      Test- Matthew Barbery.
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      Mary Browne (widow) 21.369 I CH £15,9,8 Feb 16 1701
      Appraisers: Henry Gyfford (also Henry Guiford), George Newman.
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      Benjamin Warren 27.132 A CH £248.11.7 £66,14,4 Oct 2 1707
      Received from: Joe. Crisma, Christopher Thompson, Mr. Walter Baynes
      Payments to: John Harris, Thomas Reed, Mr, Charles Jones, John Loften, Mr, Joseph Manning, John Maddox, Thomas Dixon, Mr. Robert Yates, William Thompson, Samuell Fearson, William Harart.
      Executrix: Elisabeth Hanson, wife of Mr. Samuell Hanson.
      ===
      Hon. John Contee, Esq. 33B.123 A CH £2252.18.6 £917.12.3 Aug 4 1712
      Payments to: Christopher Shadwell, Capt. Henry Smith, Col. Henry Darnell, Mr. Samuell Wartherington, Capt. Ralph Williamson, Charles Musgrove, Ralph Lomax, Philip Jenkins, James Causenlare, Justinian Burch, Mr. Robert Yates, Thomas Readings, John Mathews, John Nickalls, William Nickalls, William Strict, John Courts for account of estate of his father Col. John Courts, His Excellency John Seymour, Madam Seymour, Capt. James Atchison.. Daniel Casee, Robert Charlsworth, Thomas Hunt,, Mr. John Rogers on account of his wife Ann, William Taylard,
      Legatees: Mr, Alexander Contee stock bought of Samuel Fearson.
      Executrix: Mary Hemsley, wife of Philemon Hemsley (gentleman).
      ===
      Charles County Land Records, Liber C#2 Page 268
      4 Feb 1711/12; Recorded at request of Alexander Contee:
      2 Feb 1711/12; John Contee, by his will, left his nephew Alexander Contee stock purchased from Samuel Fearson; to be delivered by Mary, relict of John Contee and now wife of "me the subscriber;" authorizes Alexander to claim his inheritance; /s/ Phile Hemsley; wit. Elizabeth Berry, Jno. Stevens

      === Contributed by Ralph D. Smith

      Mar. 1726/7 - Atwicks Fearson, orphan son of Samuel Fearson, was bound to Grace Newman.
      Source: [need]

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      Charles County Court Records, March 1737/8 Court, Liber T#2, Page 426
      Pursuant to the order of last Aug CC Court, Commission issued to examine witnesses touching the bounds of a tract of land called Barbers Hazzard, in possession of Richard Barber. Commissioners appointed: Robert Yates, John Howard, Joseph Douglass, and John Courts, Gent (not being any way related to the Petr, contiguous Proprietor, nor interested in the sd land). Barbers Hazzard is in CC. The purpose of the Commission was to prove and perpetuate the memory of the bounds of sd tract of land.
      And now here, at Mar Court, John Courts & Jno Howard return to this Court the Commission afd, with the following certificate and depositions thereto annexed:
      CC, Mar 1, 1737. We met on the premises in the presence of all parties concerned, and examined all such witnesses as were to us then nominated. Signed - John Courts, John Howard.

      CC. Mar 1, 1737/8. The deposition of Mr. John Shaw Sr, age about 75, who says that about 50 years ago, this deponent heard several persons say that this place where the deponent now stands, was formerly called the Hole, it being now within the corn field of Mr. John Lancaster and near the Main Road that goes to the Ship Landing where Mr. Henry Neale now lives, but that he knows nothing of the bounds of any lands that the sd Hole relates to, and this deponent further says that when Mr. John Sanders received the quitrents for his Lordship, he told this deponent that the creek now called Charles Town [Charleston] Cr was formerly known by the name of Poseys Cr.

      CC. Mar 1, 1737/8. The deposition of Mr. Benjamin Neale, age about 35, who says, concerning the bounds of Slingsbeys Land or Barbers Hazzard, declares that he knows nothing of it or any other lands that relate thereto.

      CC. Mar 1, 1737/8. The deposition of Edward Gillins, age about 37, who says that about 1 year ago, this deponent heard Mr. Benjamin Neale say his father told him that if he should die, there was no one living that could prove either the bounds of Slingsbeys Land, Gills, or Russells, but Mr. William Thompson. And further, this deponent says that Mr. Benjamin Neale told him that he supposed that the bounds of Slingsbeys stood in the sycamore thicket.

      CC. Mar 1, 1737/8. The deposition of Mr. Henry Neale, age about 46, who says that he saw a locust post standing near the head of Charles Town Cr near the path that went to Mr. Charles Digg's, and it was deemed as the boundary between Anthony Neale's and Percival Fearson's.

      CC. Mar 1, 1737/8. The deposition of Mr. Richard Smith, age about 49, says that about 19 years ago, Percival Fearson told him that Mr. Diggs had surveyed out of his land, and that it was never known that Mr. Digg's land ever came over theEaster[n]most Branch, that goes up in the woods from the house where Richard Barber now dwells, and this deponent's mother told him, as they were going to Madam Digges', when they got some distance over the head of the creek where a great gate stood near a mulberry tree, they were then in Madam Diggs' land.
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      Charles County Court Records, November 1742 Court, Liber T#2, Page 463. Pursuant to an order of last Aug CC Court, Commission issued, returnable here, to Robert Yates, William Penn, John Maddox, & Barton Warren, to examine witnesses touching the bounds of a tract of land in possession of Atwicks Fearson.
      And now here, John Maddox & Barton Warren return to this Court the Commission afd, with the certificate and deposition thereto annexed - viz

      To Robert Yates, William Penn, John Maddox, & Barton Warren, Gent. Whereas Atwicks Fearson is in possession of a parcel of land lying in a Bite between Neals Cr and a branch making out of the sd Cr of Neals called Back Cr, bounded on the north and west with certain lines and distances as per certificate directed, laid out for William Hungerford, the right of which land having lately laid in John Newman, decd, and now in John Newman, his son, Minor, did, on Aug 10, in the 28th year of our Dominion, prefer his petition to CC Court on the day afd, before Robert Hanson, Gent, and his associates, for Commission to examine witnesses to prove and perpetuate the memory of the bounds of the sd tract of land, know that we have given you (not being any way related to the petitioner, contiguous proprietor, nor interested in sd land) power to examine witnesses as afd. Signed Aug 14, 1742 - Edm'd Porteus, Clerk.
      We have taken the several depositions as above, pursuant to a Commission to us directed. Signed Sep 21, 1742 - John Maddox, Barton Warren.

      CC. The deposition of Walter Fearson, age about 37, who declares that about 23-24 years ago, his father told him that a red oak standing near the head of a small branch called Hungerfords branch, was the beginning tree of a tract of land then in possession of John Newman, at the stump of which tree now stands a locust post, and further says that a white oak was a corner tree which parted George Newman's land and Samuel Fearson's and since in possession of John Newman, and likewise declares that a white oak now down that his father told him was a line tree and the courses now answers. Signed - Walter (W his mark) Fearson.

      CC. The deposition of Mr. Raphael Neale, aged about 59, who declares that about 12 years ago that John Newman told him that a white oak standing at the end of 70 perches from a bounded red oak or post standing at the head of Hungerford branch, was a dividing tree between him and his uncle, George Newman. Signed - Raphael Neale.

      CC. The deposition of Mr. Barton Hungerford, age about 56, who declares that the abovesd white oak, by what Samuel Fearson told him, about 35 years [ago], is the 2nd bound tree of a tract of land now in possession of John Newman, by the courses. Signed - Barton Hungerford.

      CC. The deposition of Elaxder Sims, age about 41, who declares that about 8-9 years ago, that [at] the afd white oak, that he heard Mr. Raphael Neale, John Newman, & John Hamill, they all ack. the afd white oak was a bound tree of John Newman's land. Signed - Ale r Sims.

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      Charles County Court Records, August 1742 Court, Liber T#2, Page 423.
      Pursuant to the order of the last Court, returnable here, to examine witnesses touching the bounds of a tract of land called Partners Purchase, lying in CC, in the possession of John Hamill, as follows: To Robert Yates, Charles Yates, Barton Warren, & Edward Ford of CC, Gent. Whereas John Hamill, seized of one moiety of a tract of land called Partners Purchase, lying in CC, did, on Jun 8, being in the 28th year of our Dominion, prefer his petition to CC Court, before Robert Hanson, Gent, and his associates, CC Justices, for Commission to examine witnesses to prove and perpetuate the memory of the bounds of the sd tract of land, know that we have given you (not being any way related to the petitioner, contiguous proprietor, nor interested in sd land) power to examine witnesses as afd. Signed Jun 11, 1742 - Edm'd Porteus, Clerk.
      And now here, Barton Warren and Edward Ford, return to this Court the Commission, with the certificate and depositions thereunto annexed, viz - We, having set up notes, pursuant to the Act of Assembly, and met on the premises, have examined the several witnesses above mentioned. Signed Jul 24, 1742 - Barton Warren, Edward Ford.

      Jul 24, 1742. The deposition of John Brown, aged about 50, who says that at the place where he now stands, that his brother, Francis Brown, showed him an oak that then lay a rotting, and told him that the sd oak was a bound tree of the land formerly in the possession of George Newman, and now in the possession of John Hamill, and also says that when Mr. William Hanson surveyed the sd land for Mr. John Howard and John Hamill, which now is called Partners Purchase, that a locust post standing near Hungerfords Marsh is the reputed beginning tree of John Newman's land, and also says that Mr. William Hanson ran to the sd post, and also from it. Signed - John ( his mark) Brown.

      The deposition of Mr. Raphael Neale, aged about 59, who declares that John Newman told him that the line of land that his uncle, George Newman, formerly possessed, ran down to the head of the Valley where the above mentioned tree formerly stood. Signed - Raphael Neale.

      The deposition of Atwicks Fearson, aged about 32, who says that Francis Brown told him that by the head of the Valley above mentioned, there was a tree which George Newman said was his, but Samuel Fearson, father of the sd deponent, contradicted him, and said it belonged to him. Signed - Attwicks (/\ his mark) Fearson.

      The deposition of Barton Hungerford, aged about 55, who says that by the east side of the Valley, there was a tree standing which was reputed either to be a line tree or a bound tree of the land formerly in the possession of George Newman, and now in the possession of John Hamill, and that he was told so by some of the family of George Newman, or some of Samuel Fearson's family, but by which family he was told so, he declares he can't exactly tell. Signed - Barton Hungerford.

      The deposition of Mr. Randolph Brandt, aged about 39, who declares that about 16-17 years ago, as he was going towards John Newman's, and upon the left hand of the Path, and upon the east side of the Valley, he saw a company of people, and asked him what they were about, and they answered him that Francis Brown was showing them the bound tree of the land, then in the possession of George and John Newnan, and now in the possession of John Hamill. Signed - Rand p Brandt.

      The deposition of Richard Smith, aged about 54, who declares that when Mr. William Hanson surveyed the land called Partners Purchase for Mr. John Howard and John Hamill, that where this deponent now stands, that Elizabeth Williams and some others, showed a tree that lay a rotting, and says that he asked the people then present whether sd tree was the tree that was called the bee tree, and they told him it was, and likewise a bound tree of sd land, and says that he apprehended it to be a bound tree of the land called Partners Purchase, now in the possession of John Hamill. Signed - Richard Smith.

      The deposition of James Plant, aged about 40, who declares that where Mr. Willm Hanson surveyed the land called Partners Purchase for Mr. John Howard and John Hamill, formerly in the possession of George Newman, and now in the possession of John Hamill, he declares that Mr. William Hanson ran to a locust post standing near Hungerfords Marsh, and also ran from the sd post. Signed - James (P his mark) Plant.

      The deposition of John Penn Sr, aged about 59, who declares that about 39 years ago, he and Thomas Warren built a tobacco house for Samuel Fearson, who then lived upon the land of John Newman, and that they had felled some timber within the bounds of the land, then in the possession of George Newman, which land is now in the possession of John Hamill, and that George Newman reproved the sd Samuel Fearson for felling timber out of his bounds, but withal, told the sd Fearson that he might take the timber he had cut down, but told him to cut down no more, and then afterwards showed Samuel Fearson where the bound tree stood, where now the above mentioned locust post stands. Signed - John (1P his mark) Penn Sr.

      QUESTIONS RELATING TO THE IDENTITY OF ANNE (BROWNE) SHAW:

      1. 1673 estimated birth for Anne
      2. 6 Nov 1674 Walter DAVIS was an appraiser for the estate of Nathaniel BROOKES in Charles County, Maryland
      3. Jan 1675 Walter DAVIS was listed as a debtor in the estate of Charles de la ROCHE of St. Mary-s County, MD la ROCHE of St. Mary's County, Maryland
      4. 24 Oct Mary DAVIS was the administrator of the estate of Richard SMOOT in Charles County, Maryland
      5. 10 Aug 1680 William BROWNE and Mary his wife, relict of Walter DAVIS presented the estate of the orphans of Richard SMOOTH (SMOOT). They were Elizabeth b 15 Dec 1663, Richard, Edward, William and Eleanor.
      6. e 1707 Samuel FIERSON, son-in-law of Mary BROWNE named son Walter. (the given name of Walter continued throgh the descendants of Samuel FIERSON).
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      1642-1753 Rent Rolls Charles County, Maryland Hundred - Piccawaxen or Wm&Mary: Rent Roll page/Sequence: 288-5: HUNGERFORD: 100 acres; Possession of - 100 Acres - Samuel Fearson: Surveyed 25 Aug 1649 for Wm Hungerford in a branch of a creek of (Wm?) Neale’s land and Hungerford’s branch.: Other Tracts Mentioned: HAMIL OUTWITTED; other notes - Included in Resurvey of HAMIL OUTWITTED folio 440.

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