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

John Simpson

Male 1680 - 1756  (76 years)


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  • Name John Simpson 
    Born 1680  Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 10 Aug 1756  Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I020526  Tree1
    Last Modified 6 Jun 2020 

    Father John 'Stafford' Simpson,   b. 1645, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 1709 and 1720, Aquia Creek, Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years) 
    Mother Mary Thompson,   b. 1647, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1696, Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 49 years) 
    Married Abt 1672  Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F12609  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Mary MNU Simpson,   b. Abt 1682, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1740, Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 57 years) 
    Married Abt 1698  Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Elizabeth Simpson,   b. 27 Jul 1698, Hanover Parish, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1750, Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 51 years)
     2. Samuel Simpson,   b. Abt 1700, Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Mar 1731/32, Hanover Parish, King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 32 years)
     3. William Simpson,   b. Abt 1702, Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Aug 1749, Brunswick Parish, King George County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 47 years)
     4. John Simpson,   b. Bef 1715, Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Mar 1744/45, Brunswick Parish, King George County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 30 years)
     5. Alexander Simpson,   b. Bef 1723, Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 6 Jun 2020 
    Family ID F12624  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Silent Bryant,   b. 1689, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1756, Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 68 years) 
    Married 17 Aug 1740  Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 6 Jun 2020 
    Family ID F12625  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • http://simpsonhistory.com/notes/scotsman.html

      FROM: SIMPSON CONNECTIONS by Robt. H. & Twilah M. (Seefeld) McFarland: From a deposition given by John Simpson, Jr. in 1748:

      "John Simpson of Stafford County, Planter, aged about 69 years...deposeth & saith that he hath been informed...that he was born within 10 miles of Woodstock in the County aforsd & while he was a child this Depont's father & mother removed to live on the sd plantation of Woodstock & continued there until he was about 15 or 16 years of age when he removed about a mile from thence & continued there till he came of full age & married & hath lived ever since until this time within 20 miles of the said plantation. That this depont perfectly well remembers Geo. Brent, Gent., dec'd, who lived at Woodstock when this deponents father & mother removed there...That this depont always understood & was informed by his father, in Particular WHO SERVED HIS TIME WITH THE FIRST NAMED GEO. BRENT that the sd. Geo. was born in England & came from thence to Va."
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      Stafford County, Virginia Will Abstracts, 1748-1767, by Ruth & Sam Sparacio:
      Will of John Simpson, Jr.
      Staff.Co. WB (Liber O), pp. 321-22: In Name of God Amen I John Simpson of Stafford County being sick but of perfect mind .. Do make this my last will & Testament that is to say first I recommend my Soul into hands of God .. Body to be buried in decent manner.
      Imp I will give and bequeath to Anne Sudderth dau. Of Benjn. Sudderth one feather bed & furniture & one young pacing horse of one years old.
      Imp I give to Alexander Simpson two Coats & my riding Saddle.
      Imps I give to my beloved wife Silent Simpson all the remaining part of my Personal Estate .. And Lastly I appoint my beloved Wife Silent Simpson my whole & sole Executrix .. 20th May 1756.
      /s/ John (his mark) Simpson
      Daniel Chambers, Eliza X Jacobs,
      Catha. Jeffries (her mark)
      At Court held for Stafford County 10th August 1756 Last Will presented into Court .. Proved admitted to record .. Certificate granted for obtaining probate.

      P. 322 In Obedience Order of County Court of Stafford to us the Subscribers 10th August 1755 being first sworn on holy Evangelists before Mott Doniphan Gentl. One of his Majestys Justices of Peace .. Have proceeded to appraise & Inventory Estate of John Simpson deced in current money .. Items listed and valued .. Total 51:8:6 lbs.
      Alexander Doniphan
      Wm. Grigsby Senr John Grigsby Senr
      At Court held for Stafford County 14th Sept 1756 Inventory admitted to record.

      [NOTE: Anne Sudderth was granddaughter of Silent (Bryant) Jeffries Simpson from Silent's first marriage to Thomas Jeffries.]
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      RE: Beginning at a White Oak page 245-249
      14 SIMPSON (SIMSON), JOHN 627 28 January 1694/5 NN 2:110 North side Great Hunting Creek.*

      See PATENTS - CARR, JOHN AND SIMPSON, JOHN.
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      RE: Beginning at a White Oak page 245-249
      491 SIMPSON, JOHN 109 1/2 4 April 1795 NN W:558 East side Wolf Run, corner Beckwith.
      This is essentially the land of Robert Scott's 118 acre
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      Stafford County Record Book 1699-1709:471, April 26, 1709, there is
      recorded that the estate of Evan Jones, dec'd was appraised by Lawrence
      Suddith and John Simpson, JUN. Signed by Margaret Jones, Adminx.
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      Deeds and Grants from Northern Neck, Virginia, Book 4, (1710-1712), and in Patents and Land Grants, Stafford County, Virginia: Nov 5, 1711, the following was recorded: "The Right Honorable Catherine, Lady Fairfax, Duchess Dowager of Cameron in Scotland, the only daughter and heir of Thomas, Late Lord and Margaret, Late Lady Culpepper, Dec'd, and sole and only propriet. of ye Northern Neck of Va. to all to whom this present writing shall come, send greeting in our Lord God Everlasting:

      "Whereas Dennis Cornwall of STAFFORD COUNTY upon his suggestion of a certain Quantity of Land belonging to me in ye County which is not yet granted did on ye 9th day of Augt. last obtain a Warrt from my office for laying out ye same and having returned a survey thereof under the hand of THOMAS HOOPER, Surveyor, Know ye therefore yt I, for and in consideration of ye compensation to be paid and ye Annual Rent thereafter reserved have granted, made over and confirm unto ye sd Dennis Cornwall two hundred and fifty acres of land situate lying and being on ye head branches of Hooes Creek in ye County aforsaid and bounded according to ye said survey as followeth -- viz.

      "Beginning at a marked white oak standing in a small branch by or in ye line of ye land of John Wallace and extending thence up the Small branch along or near ye line of JOHN SIMPSON south seventy degrees east one hundred poles to a black oak saplan thence north fourty degrees east 116 poles crossing ye Main Run of y't sd HOOES CREEK to a small hiccory standing on ye main branch north 53 degrees--west 20 poles to a red oak thence south 71 degrees west 316 poles to a white oak thence south 30 degrees east 156 poles to ye beginning.

      "Together with all rights, members and appurtencances thereunto belonging Royall mines excepted and ye full third part of Lead, Copper, Tin, Coals, and Iron Mines ye shall be found thereon to have and to hold the sd. 250 acres of land together with all rights and proffitts and benefits to ye same belonging or in any wise appertaining except before excepted to him ye sd Dennis Cornwall his heirs and assigns forever.

      "Te sd Dennis Cornwall his heirs assigns therefore yielding and paying to me my heirs and assigns, or to ye certain attorney or attorneys of me ye sd proprietors of to ye certain attorney or attorneys of my heirs and assigns Proprietors of ye sd Northern Neck, yearly and every year on ye Heart of Saint Michael ye Archangel ye rent of one shilling sterling money for every Fifty acres of land hereby granted--Provided that if ye sd Dennis Cornwall his heirs and assigns shall not pay yt before Reserved Annually Rent to ye same or any part thereof shall be behind or unpaid by ye space of two whole years after ye same shall become due if lawfully demanded. Then it shall and may be lawful for me, my heirs and assigns, certain attorney or agents into ye above granted premises to reenter and hold ye same so as if this grant had never passed.

      "Given at my office in LANCASTER COUNTY, Within my Proprietory under seal Witness my Agent and Attorney authorized then ye fifth day of Nov. in the tenth year of ye reign of our Sovereign Lady Anne of Great Britain,
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      STAFFORD COUNTY VA DEED & WILL BOOK 1689 - 1693; THE ANTIENT PRESS
      p. 217a KNOW ALL MEN by these presents that Whereas I HUGH TOMLINSON haveinge made sale to Mr. HENRY THOMPSON of three hundred acres of lande in ye within Bill of Sale and haveinge by the Last Will and Testament of ye said HENRY THOMPSON given and bequeathed ye said three hundred acres of lande unto ye three Eldest Sons of JOHN SYMPSON of OCOUIA therefore I ye said HUGH TOMLINSON doe by these presents make over the within mentioned three hundred acres of land to ye abovesaid three Eldest Sons of JOHN SYMPSON and their heires according to ye meaninge of ye last Will and Testament of HENRY THOMPSON abovesaid. In Wittness I have sett my hand & Seale this 12th of November 1691
      In presence of JOHN GOWRY. HUGH TOMLINSON WM SMITH

      This said Confirmacon of a Sale of Land made formerly by HUGH TOMLINSON unto said HENRY THOMPSON late of this County deced was accordingly acknowledged in ye County Court of Stafford by him the said HUGH TOMLINSON unto ye Sons of said JOHN SIMSON accordinge to ye purports and true intent of ye Will of the said HENRY THOMPSON deced on ye 13th day of November 1691 & was then recorded
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      1699-1709 Stafford County, Virginia Deed & Will Book; [Antient Press]; Page. 471- 472 In Obedience to an order of the Worshipful Court of Stafford County bearing date 13th day April 1709 we the underwritten did meet at the house of EVAN JONES deced on 26th day of April 1709 & did appraise all & singular the Estate of said Jones as was brought before us .. items listed valued and totalled 4692 .. signed by MARGT. JONES .. appraised by LAWRENCE SUDDITH, JOHN SIMPSON JUNR. .. sworn before G. ANDERSON.
      This was Exhibited in County Court of Stafford the 11th day May 1709 as a true & perfect Inventor; of the Estate of Evan Jones deced by oath of MARGARET JONES admx which is ordered to be recorded & is recorded.
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      Name: CHARLES BILYEU
      Email: charliebilyeu@comcast dot net
      Note: I am interested in The Simpsons' Of Spotsylvania and Stafford County, Va. I know My 5th Great Grandfather is Daniel Simpson SR. He is not listed on your website. I believe Daniel, William, and Francis are brothers. Abraham is also listed in the tax records of Spotsylvania, Va. during the years of 1782 through 1815. At which time Some of the children of Daniel Sr. went to Bourbon County,Ky. That was after the settlement of the Will of Daniel Sr. and not long after Jane Simpson, wife of Daniel Simpson, died. That would be sometime after 1814. She was no longer on the tax records there. I have more info. Hope someone can make a connection.
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      LAND RECORDS, FAIRFAX COUNTY, VIRGINIA, Liber A
      (by Mrs. Eula K. Woodward, Washington, D. C.).)
      19 Aug. 1745, Lease. Wm. Clifton, Fairfax. Co. gent. &: Saml. Johnson, St. Mary's Co. Md. 200 A. where John Simpson now lives, Fairfax County.
      Named in boundaries, Geo. Taylor, Hunting Creek, lives of Saml. Johnson, Hannah his w. & Saml his s.
      Wit. Geo. Brent, John Simpson, Henry Taylor. 20 Aug. 1745, p. 442

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