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

James Smoote

Male Abt 1661 - Aft 1694  (~ 34 years)

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  • Name James Smoote 
    Born Abt 1661  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Aft 1694  Va or MD Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I017761  Tree1
    Last Modified 27 Feb 2021 

    Father Thomas Smoote,   b. 1634, York County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Feb 1667/68, Charles County, Maryland - Admin Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 34 years) 
    Mother Jane Batten,   b. Abt 1634, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 12 Feb 1676/77, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 43 years) 
    Married 1656  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F02154  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 


      The first mention in public records of James Smoot, son of Thomas and Jane (Batten) Smoot, was in November 1681, when he received 230 pounds of tobacco for the performance of some public act, believed to be for service in one of the early Indian wars. Inasmuch as he was of sufficient age to bear arms in 1681, he was apparently born prior to 1665. On April 15, 1687, he patented 160 acres of "Smoot's Chance", lying in Charles County. On February 21, 1689, at Port Tobacco he contracted a debt of 800 pounds of tobacco with Edward Ford; in 1693 he was named as an heir in the will of James Lambert. He, however, died or left the county shortly afterwards, for about 1694 Edward Ford appointed William Stone his attorney to collect the debt of James Smoot, at which time the latter is referred to as late of Charles County. No further record of him exists or neither a marriage nor children have been proved. His land "Smoot's Chance" was later held by John Wilder and John Baptist Boarman.
      Henry Aspeanwall (gentleman) 8.105 I 99.19.8 Oct 11 1683
      Appraisers: John Ward, Nathaniell Barton.
      List of debts. William Thomas, Edward Rookewood, William Wells, Cuthbert Musgrove, Richard Martin, Mr. John Stone & Mr. Francis Hemsley, James Smoote, Richard New.
      Lambert, John, Chas. County, 25th Jan., 1693/4; 7th Feb., 1693/4,
      To Eliza:., dau. of John Gourly, Prudence., dau. of Nicholas Cooper, and to James Smoote, personalty.
      Thomas Witchell of Portobacco and William Dent of Nanjemoy, joint exs. and residuary legatees of estate, real and personal.
      Test: Wm. Hall, Anne Hide. 2. 246.

      === Contributed by Ralph D. Smith

      Nov. 27, 1683-Jan. 8, 1683/4 - John Goosy vs. James Smoote in a plea of trespass on the case. Sheriff's return: Concordantur.
      Source: Charles Co., Md. Circuit Court, Liber K, p. 278.

      concordant - being of the same opinion]

      === who is the james smoot? abstract error for John Smoot brother of lydia smoot?

      Contributed by: James Hughes

      URL: http://www.usgennet.org/family/smoot/md/charles/charles-1.html
      URL title: Smoot, Smoote, &c., of Charles County, Maryland
      4 Dec 1728 - 15 Dec 1728 Maryland Probate Records. 13.352. L126.4.5. Estate of John SMOOT deceased. Charles County. Appraisers: George DENT, John COURTS. Creditors: Mark PENN, Elizabeth HANNAY. Next of kin: Lidia SMOOT, James SMOOT. Administrator/Executor: John GROVES (his wife, who is joined with him in the administration, is "not capable of riding at this time")
      Newman, places this inventory in April, not December, and with James SMITH [sic] and Lydia SMOOT as kinsmen, and Mark PENN and Alexander HANNA as creditors. He also includes the name (Posthuma) of John GROVES' wife and identifies here as "Posthuma GROES, relict and administratrix," and that Mark PENN and William HAWTON were bondsmenhttp://www.usgennet.org/family/smoot/book/050.html

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