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

Francis Simms

Male 1747 - Bef 1812  (< 64 years)


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  • Name Francis Simms 
    Born 28 Oct 1747  Trinity Parish, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Bef 1812  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I017519  Tree1
    Last Modified 22 Sep 2020 

    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 F09003  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary 'Molly' Burtles,   b. 1749,   d. 14 Jan 1812, Charles County, Maryland - Admin Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years) 
    Married Abt 1771  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. James Burtles Simms,   b. 1772, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jun 1845, Charles County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
     2. Eleanor Simms,   b. 1776, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Elizabeth Simms,   b. 1778, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Bennett Simms,   b. 1782, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 May 1812, Charles County, Maryland - Inventory Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 30 years)
    Last Modified 22 Sep 2020 
    Family ID F11151  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Married Mary Molly BURTLES ABT. 1772
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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.

      CHANCERY COURT
      1813/02/24
      4113: Henry Payne, Mary Jackson, Anne Barber, Mills Alvey & Co., Valentine Runtzell, Francis Simms, Mary Lansdale, Stephen Cawood, Andrew Agnew, William Hebb, Marshall & Forbes, John B. Russell, and William Mills vs. John S. Grindall, Jonah Grindall, William Grindall, Edward Henry Grindall, George Grindall, Harriett Grindall, and Catherine Grindall. SM. Defraud of Creditors of Josiah B. Grindall - Grindalls Lott, Leonards Lott, Gleanings, Queen Tree. Recorded (Chancery Record) 98, p. 628 and 102, p. 339.
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      Prince George's County, Maryland Land Records 1767-1769; Liber BB 2 {Abstract by Mike Marshall}; Page 379. At the request of William Simms the following Bill of Sale was recorded March 31, 1769
      I Francis Simms, planter of PGCo in consideration of 30 pounds current money paid William Simms, planter of Charles County, Maryland has old 1 sorrell horse, 1 bay mare, 1 gray mare, 1 roan horse colt, 3 feather bed and furniture, 2 cows and 3 yearlings, 2 sows and 5 shoats, 10 sheep, 5 flagg chairs and 1 large iron pot. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this March 14, 1769, Francis Simms in the presence of Peter Campbell, Robert Fergusson and acknowledged before George Hardy, Jr.
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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 706. Bill of Sale. I, Martin Watkin of CC, planter, for 65 , have sold to Francis Simms, planter of CC, 2 Negroes, Edward & Charity. Signed Mar 1, 1775 - Martin Watkin. Wit - Thomas H. Philips, William (X his mark) Burtles. Recorded Mar 4, 1775.

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