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

Charles Somerset Smith

Male 1698 - 1739  (~ 41 years)


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  • Name Charles Somerset Smith 
    Born Feb 1697/98  Calvert County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 20 Feb 1738/39  Benedict Hundred, Charles County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I015751  Tree1
    Last Modified 18 Feb 2019 

    Father Richard Smith,   b. Abt 1654, St. Leonards Creek, Calvert County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Mar 1714/15, Calvert County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 61 years) 
    Mother Maria Joanna Somerset,   b. Bef 1681 
    Married 1697  Christ Church, Calvert County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F10216  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Jane Crabb,   b. 1694, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1729, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 34 years) 
    Married Abt 1718  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Dicandia Smith,   b. Abt 1720, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Elizabeth Smith,   b. Abt 1722, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 May 1770, Calvert County, Maryland - Inventory Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 48 years)
     3. Anne Smith,   b. Abt 1722, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Aug 1775, Calvert County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 53 years)
     4. Mary Smith,   b. Abt 1724, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Jane Smith,   b. Abt 1726, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Sep 1758, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 32 years)
    Last Modified 18 Feb 2019 
    Family ID F03168  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Margaret Smith,   b. Abt 1702, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1762, Benedict Hundred, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 61 years) 
    Married Abt 1730  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Charles Somerset Smith,   b. 13 Oct 1733, Benedict Hundred, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Jun 1781, Benedict Hundred, Charles County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 47 years)
     2. Richard Smith,   b. 13 Oct 1733, Benedict Hundred, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Oct 1759, Benedict Hundred, Charles County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 25 years)
     3. Margaret Smith,   b. Bef 1739, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1781, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 44 years)
    Last Modified 18 Feb 2019 
    Family ID F10215  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • "Maryland Genealogies", "Smith Family of Calvert County" by Christopher Johnston
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      Smith, Charles Somerset, Charles Co. 17th Nov., 1738; 20th Feb., 1738/9.
      To wife [unnamed], extx., and hrs., 1/3 personal estate.
      To son Richard and hrs., land on Southwest side of St. Nicholas's Ck.
      To son Charles Somerset Smith and hrs., land on N. side sd. ck., where dwelling plantation stands,
      To Francis Wilkinson and hrs., he having married dau. Elizabeth, the moyety of "'Wiltshire Plains," and personalty.
      To child., viz.: Richard, Charles Somerset, Ann, Dikanda, Mary and Jane, residue of personal estate.
      Overseer, bro. Walter.
      Test: Samuel Perrie, Theops. Swift, Edward Birch (Burch). MCW 22.23.
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      Capt. Charles Somersett Smith 24.183 CH £1076.4.3 Jun 1 1739 Jun 13 1739
      Appraisers: John Chesley, Edward Burch.
      Creditors: Elias Smith Edward Burch.
      Next of kin: Francis Wilkinson, William Wilkinson.
      Executrix: Mrs. Margarett Smith.
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      Capt.Charles Somerset Smith 21.121 A CH £1076.4.3 £299.8.8 Feb 28 1744
      Received from: Abraham Wood, Robert Cruckshanks.
      Payments to: William Middleton, Thomas °den, Benjamin Edwards, Elisabeth Prindowell, Martha Yoakley, Ann Eburnathy, John Griffith, Pat. Mullen, John Davies, Jr., Walter Hanson, Benjamin Burroughs, William Wood, Jos. Hynes, Fra. Hutchins, William Ogden, executors of Rand. Morris, Pere. Mackaness, Thomas Williams, Dr. Hamilton, Elias Smith, Loan Office, Abraham Wood, John Chesley, Thomas Crompton, William Black, Robert Dinardie, Richard Johns, Col. George Dent, D. Dulany, Esq., Samuel Hanson.
      Executrix: Margaret Perrie.
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      Anderson, John, Jr., Charles Co. 15th June, 1733; 15th Aug., 1733.
      To brother Robert, personalty.
      To brothers and sisters, viz.: Richard,, James, Anne and Katherine., residue of personal estate.
      Ex.: father John Anderson.
      Test: Rand. Morris, Charles Somerset Smith, Jona. Wilson. MCW 20. 745.
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      Col. Thomas Crabb 4.83 CH £955.17.2 May 24 1720
      Servants mentioned: Mary Mathews, Thomas Gunn.
      Appraisers: Thomas Truman Greenfield, Truman Greenfield.
      Creditors: Samuell Perrie, William Willkinson.
      Next of kin: Ralph Crabb (brother), Charles Sommersett Smith (who married a daughter
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      Thomas Crabb (gentleman 4.224 A CH £955,17,2 £161.17,2 Sep 13 1722
      Received from: William Hunt.
      Payments to: Samuel King, John Cartwright, George Venables, Margaret Comwell, Margaret Miller, Charles Sumersett Smith, William Wilkinson, Capt. Merey, Capt. Samuel Perice, John Seager, John Biggs, Robert Scott, Samuel Hanson.
      Legatees: Mr. Charles Somerset Smith.
      Executrix: Elisabeth Morris, wife of Mr. Randolph Morris
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      Stephen Baker 12.408 A CH £3.13.0 £19.15.6 Aug 14 1734
      A second inventory is cited in the amount of £5.8.0.
      Received from: Thomas Godsgrace Robinson, Robert Cruikshank, Mr. James Bradley, John Hutchins.
      Payments to: Thomas Russell, James Black, Esq. Jennings, William Cummings, Gabriel Parker.
      Administrator: Capt. Charles Somerset Smith.
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      Thomas Smith 18.278 CH £43.15.6 Jun 7 1734 Jan 17 1734
      Appraisers: John Willson, John Ramsay.
      Creditors: William Brogden, Rand. Morris.
      Next of kin: Elias Smith (brother), Charles Somersett Smith.
      Administratrix: Jane Smith.
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      Hudson, Richard, Calvert Co. 31st Mch., 1736 ; 22nd Apr., 1736.
      To son William, entire estate.
      Exs.; son afsd. and Stephen Dickinson.
      Test: Aaron Williams, John Godsgrace.
      Note: 21 Apr. 1736. Stephen Dickinson refuses to administer, the other ex. is an infant of 14 years, letters granted to Charles Somt. Smith, gent., he being greatest creditor. 21. 555.
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      Richard Hudson 21.454 CA £25.13.9 May 13 1736 Aug 18 1736
      Appraisers: Thomas Ireland, John Gray.
      Creditors: Benjamin Hance, Stephen Dickenson.
      Administrator: Charles Somerset Smith.
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      Richard Hudson 15.257 A CA €25.13.9 £21.19.9 Feb 18 1736
      Payments to: Daniel Dulany, Esq., Gabriel Parker.
      Administrator: Charles Somerset Smith
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      Maryland Genealogies", "Smith Family of Calvert County' by Christopher Johnston has the following information: "Charles Somerset Smith of Charles County was born in 1698 and died in 1738. He gives his age as twenty years in a deposition made in 1718 (Chancery, Lib. Pl, fol. 849) and his will, dated 17 November 1738, was proved 20 February 1738/9. Charles in his will appoints his wife executrix and names his sons Richard and Charles Somerset, and his daughters Elizabeth, wife of Francis Wilkinson, and Anne, Dicandia, Mary, and Jane. Of these, Elizabeth was evidently the daughter of the first wife, while the two sons were, according to family record, the children of the second wife. With regard to the remaining four daughteres the case is not so clear, though they were probably the children of the first marriage.

      According to Elise Greenup Jourdan in Vol 5 of her book "Early Families of Southern Maryland", "26 Mar 1734; Examination of plantation for Samuel Perrie, minor, by guardian Col. Charles Somerset Smith; tracts mentioned: Patrick Helly, Jupeter's Quarter, Woodsjoye, Willett's Purchase (commonly called Burnham), Truman's Quarter (Part of Woodjoye), Mary Glassington's part of Ledford's Hope, Stanlys Land and Nutwells. The sourece for this data is the Land Records of Prince George's County, Vol. A, 1696=1702, Prince George's County Genealogical Society, Bowie, Maryland."
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      Charles County Liber L#2 Page 168.
      At the request of Marsham Queen, the following deed was recorded this Oct 6, 1724.
      Oct 2, 1724 from Thomas Jameson of CC, to Marsham Queen of CC, for 36 £ sterling money of Great Britain, a parcel of land, being part of a tract of land called Queen Mary, lying in CC, bounded by the side of the Mill Damm, containing about 300 acres. Signed - Tho: Jameson. Wit - Geo Dent*, Char Somrsett Smith*.
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      Prince George's Land Records 1730-1733 - Liber Q, Page 248
      Enrolled at request Richard Smith 1 Apr 1731:
      Indenture, 1 Apr 1731; Between Richard Smith, Gent. and Charles Somerset Smith, Gent.; 8 Jun 1722 Charles Somerset Smith became jointly bound with him to James Brooke, Elizabeth Brooke, Dorothy Brooke, Mary Brooke, Ann Brooke, Roger Brooke, Casandra Brooke, Priscilla Brooke, Basil Brooke and their guardians; for £1854.17.10; their respective parts of their dec'd father Roger Brooke; his estate being £927.8.11; James, Elizabeth and Dorothy Brooke have already rec'd their portion; this indenture Richard Smith in order to "indempnifie" sd. Charles Somerset Smith from above obligation and to secure unto Mary, Ann, Roger, Casandra, Priscilla & Basil Brooke their respective portions; grants to Charles Somerset the following Negroes, cattle, horses, etc.; Ri. Smith; wit. John Boone, John Deakins (mark), John ?Croone, Jr.; ack. 1 Apr 1731 by Capt. Richard Smith
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      Charles County Land Records, Liber M#2 Page 290.
      At the request of Mr. Rand:o Morris of CC, the following instrument of writing was recorded this Jul 14, 1732.
      I have, this day, viz, Jul 1, 1732, sold Ranll Morris, Esq, a Negro girl called Patt. Signed - Charles Somersett Smith. Wit - John Anderson, John Burch, Richard Johns.
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      Charles County Court Records, November Court 1735 Court, Liber T#2, Page 104
      Bigger Head appears here this day, according to the tenor of his recognizance, taken before William Wilkinson, Gent, last Sep 25, that is to say, himself in 10 £, together with his Mainpernor, Saml Perrie, in 5 £, on condition that the sd Bigger Head should appear here this day, and in the meantime should keep the peace towards all his Lordship's good people and especially towards Charles Som:t Smith. And for that nothing appears against the sd Bigger, therefore he and his Mainpernor afd from the effect of the recognizance are acquit, and the same Bigger from this Court is dismissed, paying fees.
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      Charles County Land Record Book G#3, 1756-1761; Page 391. Sep 4, 1759 from Charles Somersit Smith (son of Charles Somersit Smith, late of CC, Gent, decd, and brother of Richard Smith, late of CC, also decd), to Allen Davies and Margarett, his wife (who was the widow and relict of the decd Charles Somersit Smith). Whereas sd Charles Somersit Smith was, at the time of his death, seized in his demesne as of a fee, of all that tract of land in CC on Benedict Manor, adjoining to Patuxent River, which the sd Charles Sommersit Smith (father of the sd Charles Somersit Smith, party to these presents) devised by his will to his sd two sons, Richard Smith, decd, and the sd Charles Somersit smith, now this deed witnesses that sd Charles Somersit Smith assigns to sd Allen Davies and Margarett, his wife, the third part of the afd tract of land, which sd third part is bounded by a branch that divides George Maxwell's land from the land of Charles Somersit Smith afd, thence to Robert Anderson's land, then with sd Anderson's land to the Main Road by a gate, then down sd Main Road to the head of the Spring branch by the dwelling house, then down the afd Main Road that leads to Benedict Town, then to the Bridge by the Mill Swamp, then down and with the Ditch to the Marsh at the head of St. Nicholas Cr, then down sd Cr to Patuxent River, Swansons Cr. Excepted is the wood that is on a small island nigh Frazers Point. To have and to hold during the natural life of sd Margarett, in severally, in the name of dower and in recompense of all the dower which the sd Margarett might have in sd tract of land. Signed - Chas S. smith. wit W Jno Chesley, Thos Greenfield.
      St. Mary's County, Oct 19, 1759. Then came before us, two Juts for the county afd, sd Charles Somersit Smith, and acknowledged the within deed. Signed - Jno chesley, Thos Greegfeild. Certified that Chesley and Greenfeild are JPs by Rich Ward Key, Clk. of St. Mary's County Court. Recorded Jan 5, 1760.
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      1642-1753 Rent Rolls Charles County MD Hundred - Newport: Rent Roll page/Sequence: 382-40: WILSHIRE PLAINES: 330 acres; Possession of - 330 Acres - Crabbs, Thomas Capt.: Surveyed 8 April 1707 for Thomas Crabb beginning at a bound chestnut standing on the North West line of a tract of land called LANGHORNHAM: Other Tracts Mentioned: LANGHORNHAM; {mm Note; not identified to a specific Hundred. Location identified by watercourse or nearby tract.},