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

Joseph Simms

Male 1739 - 1783  (44 years)


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  • Name Joseph Simms 
    Born 3 Mar 1738/39  Trinity Parish, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 25 Dec 1783  Trinity Parish, Charles County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I017510  Tree1
    Last Modified 10 Nov 2019 

    Father Francis Simms,   b. Abt 1711, Newport, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jan 1771, Charles County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 60 years) 
    Mother Lucretia Chapman,   b. Abt 1718, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1771, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 53 years) 
    Married 14 Jan 1733/34  Trinity Parish, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F09014  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth Dent,   b. 1741, Trinity Parish, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1795, Trinity Parish, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 55 years) 
    Married 8 Sep 1763  Trinity Parish, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Francis Simms,   b. Abt 1770, Trinity Parish, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1791, Prince William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 22 years)
     2. Victoria Simms,   b. Bef 1773, Trinity Parish, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1791, Prince William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 20 years)
     3. Catherine Simms,   b. Aft 1776, Trinity Parish, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1791, Prince William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 15 years)
    Last Modified 10 Nov 2019 
    Family ID F06081  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      Charles County Maryland Will Book B-1, 1782-1785; Page 96.
      Joseph Simmes' Will.
      I, Joseph Simmes of CC, make this my Will.
      I want all my land to be sold 12 months after my death, and my horse colt called Farenot, immediately after my death, and the money arising therefrom to be put to interest far 3 years, for the use of my children, & to be divided equally among them as they arise at age,
      To my wife Elizabeth - the use of the rest of my estate during her widowhood. If she marries, my whole estate should be equally divided among my children.
      Executors: my wife & her brother, Joseph Dent.
      Signed Dec 28, 1782 - Joseph (X his mark) Simms. Wit -
      Lawson Speake, Thorns McAttee, James Davis.
      Probated on Jan 25, 1783 by the oaths of the executors and by the oaths of witnesses Lawson Speake McAttee.
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      Charles County Maryland Will Book B-1, 1782-1785; Page 97, On Jan 25, 1783, came Elizabeth Simms, the widow of Joseph Simms, late of CC, decd, and quitted her claim to the several bequests and devises made to her in the Will of her decd husband, and elected in lieu thereof, her dower or third part of the decd's estate, both real & personal. Certified by John Muschett, Reg. of Wills.
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      Charles County Maryland Will Book B-1, 1782-1785; Page 97, Jan 25, 1783. I, Joseph Dent, one of the executors of the Will of Joseph Simms, late of CC, decd, do hereby refuse to act as executor. Signed - Joseph Manning Dent,
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      Williamson Semmes 7,40 D CH £65.17.4 Dec 2 1775
      Sureties: John manning, Zachariah McDonald [McDaniel].
      Distribution to 8 brothers & sisters (unnamed):
      Administrator: Mr. Joseph Semmes.
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      12 Feb 1771 Chas Co: goods and chattels of Francis Simms decd appraised by George Sharp [Swann?] and Thomas Dorsey [Dorey?], with John Winter and Christopher Haw signing inventory as creditors and Joseph Simms and Marmaduke Simms signing as next of kin. 3 Aug 1771 Chas Co: inventory presented in court by Joseph Townslin, executor. «Prerog Ct of MD Invy Bk (PCI) 106:330»
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      Charles County Land Record Book S#3, 1770-1775; Page 233. Jan 1, 1772 from Joseph, Marmaduke, Ignatius, & Francis Simms, sons of Francis Simms, late of CC, decd, to Christopher Haw of CC, Gentleman, for 400 £ a tract of land on the north side of Zachia Swamp in CC, being part of a tract of land commonly called Charles Borough, bounded by Westwood Manor, the 2nd bound tree of the land Charles Love lived on, containing about 100 acres. Signed - Joseph Simms, Marmaduke (X his mark) Simms, Ignatius Simms, Francis Simms. Wit - Jno Winter*, Geo Dent*. Elizabeth, Susana, Sabrid, & Mary Simms, the wives of the sd Joseph, Marmaduke, Ignatius, and Francis Simms, relinquished their right of dower to sd land. Recorded Jan 10, 1772.
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      Charles County Land Record Book S#3, 1770-1775; Page 271. Jun 17, 1772 from John Barnes and Thomas How Ridgate, merchants and partners in trade (sd John acting in behalf of ad Ridgate by virtue of a CC power of attorney from Ridgate dated 1771), to Joseph Simms (Sims) son of Francis, of CC, for 325 £, all the remaining part of the lots in Charles Town commonly called Port Tobacco, lying on the west side of the Main Road leading through sd town and at present occupied by Charles Clements, and not included in a deed from sd Barnes and Ridgate to Rachel Forry dated today, which sd parcel of ground is part of a purchase made from Francis Ware by Daniel of St Thos Jenifer Esq, and by sd Jenifer conveyed to Ignatius Middleton, and by sd Ignatius conveyed to sd Barnes and Ridgate. The land being conveyed lies on the west side of Rachel Forry's part of ad lots, and is bounded by a house now occupied by sd Forry, a house occupied at present by Charles Clements, Signed - John Barnes, John for Thomas How Ridgate. Wit - Saml Love*, Jas Craik*. Recorded Jun 17, 1772,
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      Charles County Land Records 1775-1782; Liber V#3; Page 120. Bill of sale, recorded at the request of Joseph Simms son of Francis.
      I, Thomas How Ridgate of CC, for 40 £ sterling to me paid by Joseph Simms, son of Francis of CC. I sell to sd Joseph, a Negro girl named Verlinda (late the property of Charles Gates decd, on whose estate z administered). Signed Sep 19, 1776 - Tho How Ridgate. it - Jas Craik (CC JP), Recorded Sep 26, 1776.
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      Charles County Land Records 1775-1782; Liber V#3; Page 181. Jul 21, 1777 from Sarah Maddox of CC, to Joseph Simms, son of Francis, of CC, planter, for 220 £ 17 shillings and 6 pence, a parcel of land in CC, being part of a tract of land called Partners Mistake, bounded by a swamp of John Maddox's land, containing and now laid out for 51 acres. Also one other tract of land, being part of sd Partners Mistake, containing and now laid out for 163-1/2 acres. Signed - Sarah Maddox_ Wit - Jno Dent, John Parnham (CC JPs). Recorded Jul 21, 1777
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      Charles County Land Records 1775-1782; Liber V#3; Page 197. Jul 21, 1777 from Richard Robertson of CC,. planter, to Joseph Simms (Simmes) , son of Francis, of CC, planter, for 75 £, a tract of land called Maddox's Adventure, bounded by the north side of a path that leads from John Maddox's into Chickamuxon Road about 2 steps from sd path and in the SW line of Luckets Addition (in possession of Ignatius Luckett), containing and laid out for 109 acres. Signed - Richard Roberson. Wit - Jno Dent, John Parnham (CC JPs). Elizabeth, the wife of the sd Richard Roberson, relinquished her right of dower to the lands within mentioned. Recorded Aug 10, 1777.
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      Charles County Land Records 1775-1782; Liber V#3; Page 199. Mortgage, recorded at the request of Joseph Semmes, son of Francis.
      Aug 1, 1777 from David Hay of CC, hatter, to Joseph Semmes (Simmes, Simms) son of Francis, of CC, planter, for 200 £, all the remaining part of the lots in Charles Town (commonly called Portobacco) on the west side of the main road leading through the sd Town and not included in a deed from John Barnes and Thomas How Ridgate to Rachel Perry dated Jun 17, 1772, and which sd lots are part of a purchase made from Francis Ware by Daniel of Saint Thomas Jenifer, Esq, and through several mesne conveyances, the sd remaining part hereby granted, is vested in sd David Hay. The part herein conveyed lies on the west side of sd Rachel Forry's part of the same lots, and is bounded by a pig of iron fixed for the dividing line of sd Rachel Forry's part near the house now occupied by her and between the same and the house on the premises hereby granted and sold. If, however, sd Hay pays sd Simmes 100 £ by Aug 1, 1778 with legal interest from
      today, and if Hay pays Simmes one other sum of 100 £ by Aug 1, 1779 with legal interest from today, then these presents shall become void. Signed - David Hay, Wit - Walter Hanson, Joshua Sanders (CC JPs). Elinor, the wife of the sd David
      Hay, relinquished her right of dower to the lands within mentioned. Recorded Aug 10, 1777. (Release on this mortgage recorded in this Liber, folio 273)
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      Charles County Land Records 1775-1782; Liber V#3; Page 214. Aug 1, 1777 from Joseph Simmes, son of Francis of CC, planter, to David Hay of CC, hatter, for 400 £, all the remaining part of the lots in Charles Town commonly called Port Tobacco, situated on the west side of the main Road leading through the sd Town and not included in a deed from John Barnes and Thomas How Ridgate to Rachel Forry dated Jun 17, 1772, and which sd lots of ground are part of a purchase made from Francis Ware by Daniel of Saint Thomas Jenifer, Hsq, and by sd Barnes and Ridgate conveyed to sd Rachel Forry and Joseph Simmes, which sd remaining part is described as follows, to wit, lying on the west side of the sd Rachel Forry's part of the same lots and running with the ancient metes and bounds of the same lots, bounded by a pig of iron fixed for the dividing line of the sd Rachel Forry's part near the house now occupied by her and between the same and the house on the premises hereby sold. Signed - Joseph Simms. Wit - Walter Hanson, Joshua Sanders (CC JPs). Elizabeth Simmes, the wife of the sd Joseph Simmes, relinquished her right of dower to the lands within mentioned. Recorded Oct 1, 1777.
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      Charles County Land Records 1775-1782; Liber V#3; Page 272. At the request of David Hay, the following release \on the mortgage from David Hay to Joseph Simms, son of ,Francis, recorded in this Liber, folio 200 & 201, was recorded.
      Jun 24, 1778. This day received from Mr. David Hay afd, 210 £, in full for balance due me on the within mortgage, in consequence of which I do hereby assign to the afd David Hay, all my right to the lot within mentioned, and I discharge sd Hay from all further claims in consequence of the within mortgage, Signed - Joseph Simms. Wit - William Hanson son of Wm, Dan Jenifer. Recorded Jun 27, 1778,
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      Charles County Land Records 1775-1782; Liber V#3; Page 294. Sep 2, 1778 from Joseph Semmes (son of Francis) of CC, planter, to Benjamin Nail of CC (carpenter), for 500 £, part of a tract of land in CC called Partners Mistake, bounded by John Maddox's land, containing and laid out for 51 acres. Also another parcel of land in CC called Maddox's Venture, bounded by the north side of a path that leads from John Maddox's into Chickamuxon Road about 2 steps from sd path and in a line of Lucketts Addition now in possession of Ignatius Luckett, containing and laid out for 109 acres.
      Signed - Joseph Simms. Wit - Geo Dent, Warren Dent (CC JPs).
      Elizabeth, the wife of the sd Joseph Simms, relinquished her right of dower to the lands within mentioned. Recorded Sep 2, 1778.
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      Charles County Land Records 1775-1782; Liber V#3; Page 449. Act of Assembly of the State of Maryland and deed, recorded at the request of Charles Goodrick.
      An Act to make valid a deed from Joseph Simms of the Kingdom of France, to Charles Goodrick of CC. whereas it appears to this General Assembly that Joseph Simms, for a valuable consideration, did, by deed on Dec 2, 1769, sell to Charles Goodrick, 75 acres of land in CC, being part of a tract of land called Lyne's Delight, and whereas it also appears that the sd deed is defective in not having been acknowledged, and possession having followed sd deed, be it enacted by the General Assembly of Maryland that the Clerk of CC is hereby directed, by next May 1, to record the deed afd, and sd deed, when so recorded, shall be deemed as good in law as if the same had been properly acknowledged and recorded.
      I certify that the above Act passed the House of Delegates and Senate, and had the deal of the State of Maryland affixed thereto, with the Governor's signature_ Signed Dec 27, 1779 - J Duckett, Clk Ho. Del.
      indenture made Dec 2, 1769 from Joseph Simms of CC, to Charles Goodrick of CC, for 36 £ 15 shillings sterling, 75 acres in CC, being part of a tract of land called Lynes' Delight, bounded by Samuel Luckett's land. Signed - Joseph Simms. Wit - James Laurenson, Joseph Rushbrook,
      I, William Beckford, Esq, Lord Mayor of the City of London, in pursuance of an Act of Parliament, made and passed in the 5th Year of the reign of his late Majesty, King George II, entitled an Act for the more easy recovery of debts in his Majesty's plantations and Colonies in America, hereby certify that today, personally appeared before me, James Laurenson, the deponent named in the affidavit hereunto annexed, a person worthy of good credit, who deposed to be true the several matters in the annexed affidavit.
      James Laurenson of Witham in the County of Essex, yeoman, makes oath that he saw Joseph Semmes of CC, sign and seal
      the deed afd. Signed Mar 7, 1770 - Jas. Laurenson. Wit -
      Will Beckford, Mayor, Jno Montgomery, James Campbell. Recorded Apr 1, 1780.
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      Charles County Land Records 1790-1792; Liber K#4; Page 238. Power of Attorney. We, Ambrose Deakins, Victoria Deakins, wife of sd Ambrose (and one of the daughters and legatees of the late Joseph Sims of CC, decd), and Catharine Sims, another of the daughters and legatees of sd Joseph Sims, sd Ambrose, Victoria, and Catharine now residing in Prince William County, VA, for sundry good causes, appoint our trusty brother and well beloved friend, Francis Sims, another of the legatees and the eldest son and heir at law of sd Joseph Sims, to be our true and lawful attorney, to sell for his and our use, to John Maddox of CC, all his and our right to part of a tract of land called Partners Mistake, containing 163-1/2 acres, and which sd part was, by the will of Joseph Sims afd, decd, directed to be sold, and the purchase money put to interest for the benefit of his children, within the space of 1 year after his death. The time for the sale having elapsed and his administratrix having never sold the land, now the intent of these presents is to give full power to sd Francis Sims to convey sd land, and to distribute the purchase money to the legatees. As there are 3 of the legatees in their minority and under our patronage and protection, we have mutually, with our attorney, passed our bond, dated today, under the penalty of 300 £, to sd John Maddox, that the purchase money shall be distributed to sd minors, with interest, as they arrive at age, at which time they are to make over their right to the land to sd Maddox. Signed Oct 28, 1790 - Ambrose Deakins, Victoria (+ her mark) Deakins, Catharine (+ her mark) Simms.
      Wit - Barten Brawner, Peter Farnandis, John Maddox Jr, Jno
      Dent*. Recorded Apr 2, 1791.
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      Charles County Land Records 1790-1792; Liber K#4; Page 317, Sep 20, 1791 from Francis Simms of Prince William County, VA, eldest son and heir at law of Joseph Sims, late of CC, decd, in behalf of himself, and also as attorney for Ambrose Deakins and Victoria, his wife, and Catharine Simms (the power of attorney having been recorded in CC), to John Maddox of CC, planter, for 62 £ 10 shillings, all that part of a tract of land called Partners Mistake, situated in CC, (being part of a tract originally granted to Samuel. Gray on Jun 15, 1745 for about 362 acres called Partners Mistake, confining about 150 acres. Signed - Francis Simms. Wit - Rich° Barnes*, Henry Barnes*. Recorded Sep 20, 1791.
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      1642-1753 Rent Rolls Charles County MD Hundred - Port Tobacco: Rent Roll page/Sequence: 322-143: LYNES DELIGHT: 200 acres; Possession of - 200 Acres - Lynes, Philip: : Surveyed 25 May 1675 for Philip Lynes at a bound White Oak the Westernmost bound tree of the land called MAY DAY: Other Tracts Mentioned: MAY DAY; ; ; Conveyance notes - 75 Acres - Henry Ogle from Thomas Bladen Esq; 9 April 1744, 75 Acres - Joseph Milbourne Semmes from Henry Ogle; 15 Mar 1744,,
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      1642-1753 Rent Rolls Charles County MD Hundred - Port Tobacco: Rent Roll page/Sequence: 383-46: PARTNERS CONTENT: 372 acres; Possession of - 100 Acres - Collins, Anthony ; See Notes: : : : : : : Surveyed 23 Feb 1710 for Luke Gardiner and William Godfrey beginning at a bound White Oak standing on a point at the head of a branch of …(blank) patent 10 Aug 1713.: Other Tracts Mentioned: PARTNERS MISTAKE; ; ; Conveyance notes - {mm Note; not identified to a specific Hundred. Location identified by watercourse or nearby tract.}, 100 Acres - Anthony Collins from Luke Gardiner & recorded & William Godfrey; 12 Nov 1717,272 Acres - Robert Covert from William Godfrey & Luke Gardiner; 12 Nov 1718, 272 Acres - William Godfrey from Robert Covert; 28 Feb 1718, 270 Acres - Robert Covert from William Godfrey; 28 Feb 1721, 272 Acres - Samuel Gray from William Godfrey & Janet {Wade}; 17 Aug 1726, 272 Acres - Resurveyed into PARTNERS MISTAKE, folio 456
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      1642-1753 Rent Rolls Charles County MD Hundred - Port Tobacco: Rent Roll page/Sequence: 456-530: PARTNERS MISTAKE: 362 acres; Possession of - 362 Acres - Gray, Samuel: : Originally called PARTNERS CONTENT, patented Resurveyed for Samule Gray, 18 June 1745, beginnng at a stone at the Root of a bounded red oak on a ridge on the North East line of the original survey of PARTNERS CONTENT. Patented 18 March 1746.: Other Tracts Mentioned: PARTNERS CONTENT; ; {mm Note; not identified to a specific Hundred. Location identified by watercourse or nearby tract.}, ,,

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