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

Francis Simms

Male 1667 - Aft 1742  (> 75 years)


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  • Name Francis Simms 
    Born 1667  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Aft Jun 1742  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I044059  Tree1
    Last Modified 26 Jul 2020 

    Father Francis Simms,   b. Bef 1642, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Anne MNU Simms,   b. Bef 1646, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Bef 1662  England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F24271  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth MNU Simms,   d. 7 Apr 1750, Charles County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. William Simms,   b. 1708,   d. 10 Jun 1794, Charles County, Maryland - Inventory Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)
     2. Francis Simms,   b. Bef 1710, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1750, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 42 years)
     3. John Simms,   b. 1712, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1775, Loudoun County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years)
     4. Catherine Simms,   b. Bef 1716, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1776, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 62 years)
     5. Thomas Simms,   b. 1722, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1750, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 29 years)
     6. Mary Simms,   b. Aft 1725, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1750, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 25 years)
     7. Dorothy Simms,   b. Bef 1730, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1758, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 30 years)
     8. Elizabeth Simms,   b. Bef 1729, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1750, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 23 years)
    Last Modified 26 Jul 2020 
    Family ID F11159  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      Charles County Circuit Court Liber M, Page 67
      Portobacco Court; 12 Jan 1685; servants presented to the court.
      Francis Simmes, serv't to Wm. Barton, judged age 17
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      Charles County Land Records, Book M#2; Page 238.
      At the request of Francis Sims, the following lease was recorded this Nov 21, 1730.
      Nov 7, 1730 from James Keech of CC, Gent, to Francis Sims, of CC, planter, for the rents and services to be performed and for divers other causes, the lease of a parcel of land lying at Ca_ah in CC, on the east side of the Horse Pen Branch, the sd land called his Lordships favour, and containing 100(?) acres. This is a 15 year lease. The yearly rent is 800 lbs of tobacco in cask to be paid on sd plantation. Francis Sims is to make no waste of land nor timber any more then for the plantation's use, and also to plant 100 apple trees at a convenient distance each from the other, and to keep the same well fenced. Signed - James Keech, Francis (F his mark) Sims. Wit - Elizabeth (E her mark) Middleton, Holland Middleton, Jno Holland*, Benja Fendall*.
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      Charles County Land Records, 1733-1743; Book O#2; Page 2.
      Deed of gift. Recorded Sep 19, 1733. I, Francis Semmes of CC, for the love I have for my daughter Catherine Semmes, I have given her 1 red cow and her increase, she having now 6 cows, heifers, and 1 young calf, at present, to her increase, marked with the mark of sd Catherine. Signed Aug 14, 1733 - [the end of this deed seems to be on page 5 as follows:] Signed - Francis (F his mark) Simmes. Wit -Thos Metcalfe, James Keech.
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      Charles County Court Records, June 1742 Court, Liber T#2, Page 382.
      Pursuant to the order of last Aug CC Court, Commission issued to examine witnesses touching the bounds of a tract of land called Hulls Place, in possession of Thomas Mudd, as follows: to William Middleton, Henry Hawkins, Thomas Hawkins, and Samuel Hawkins of CC, Gent. Whereas Thomas Mudd, seized of a tract of land called Hulls Place, lying in CC, did, on Aug 11, in the 27th year of our Dominion, prefer his petition to CC Court before Robert Hanson, Gent, and his associates, CC Justices, for Commission to examine witnesses to prove and perpetuate the memory of the bounds of the sd tract of land, know that we have given you (not being any way related to the petitioner, contiguous proprietor, nor interested in sd land) power to examine witnesses as afd. Signed Aug 14, 1741 - Edm'd Porteus, Cl.
      And now here, Thomas Hawkins and Sam Hawkins, return to this Court the Commission afd with the certificate and depositions thereto annexed, viz - We, being nominated to examine witnesses about the bounds of the afd tract of land called Halls Place, we therefore met on Apr 8 last, on sd land, and then and there took the depositions of all such witnesses as were produced to us in relation to the bounds thereof, and also the bounds of a tract thereunto contiguous called Halls Lot which are hereunto annexed. Signed Jun 9, 1742 - Thomas Hawkins, Samuel Hawkins.

      CC. Richard Edelen, aged about 70, declares that the bound stone by which he now stands, Mr. Benjamin Hall showed to him to be a boundary of a tract of land called Halls Lot.

      William Boarman, aged about 32, declares that the bound stone on which this deponent now lays his hand, he has always understood to be the 1st boundary of a tract of land called Halls Lot.

      Francis Sims, aged about 77, declares that near the place where he now stands, about 36-37 years ago, Luke Garner showed him an old stump and told him it was a former bound tree of the tract of land the sd Garner was then surveying, which this deponent understood to be Mr. Hall's.

      Francis Ignatius Boarman, age about 41, declares that an old lying stump, on which this deponent now lays his hand, he understood by Richard Lamaster and several other persons, to be a boundary of a tract of land belonging to Mr. Benjamin Hall.
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      Jim Sims

      In the Tax List of Charles Co Maryland for 1733 of Port Tobacca East at # 24 is Francis Simms and at # 25 is William Simms. This shows that William was born in the early 1700's.
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      Jim Sims

      Thomas Sims (1722-?) was listed in the Charles Co., Maryland Court Records of 1743-1743 on page 563 and states that Francis Sims petitioned to have his son, Thomas Sims set levy free but is was rejected. According to the Rent Rolls of Charles Co. in 1753 on Page 63 it states that on June 25, 1759 132 acres of Halls Lott was transferred from Henry Jameson to Thomas Sims. This is the same property that Francis Simms (1668-1742) his father testified for in a land dispute in 1742.

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