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

Mary Simpson

Female Bef 1709 - 1787  (> 78 years)


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  • Name Mary Simpson 
    Born Bef 1709  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 1787  Prince William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I047432  Tree1
    Last Modified 10 Nov 2019 

    Father Andrew Simpson,   b. 1663, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Dec 1744, Charles County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Green,   b. Abt 1684, Green's Rest, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1717, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 33 years) 
    Married 9 Nov 1702  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F03106  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 James Simms,   b. Bef 1709,   d. 17 May 1782, Prince William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 73 years) 
    Last Modified 10 Nov 2019 
    Family ID F25394  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Cleborne Simms,   b. Abt 1704, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Jul 1750, Frederick County, Maryland - Inventory Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 46 years) 
    Married Bef 1725  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. John Simms,   b. Between 1725 and 1730, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Feb 1778, Prince William County, Virginia - Executor Bond Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 53 years)
     2. Richard Simms,   b. Bef 1730, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1750, Prince William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 22 years)
     3. William Simms,   b. Bef 1736, Prince William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1790, Fairfax County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 56 years)
     4. Susannah Simms,   b. Abt 1742, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1770, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 29 years)
     5. Thomas Simms,   b. Bef 1750, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 28 Jul 1792, Georgetown, District of Columbia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 42 years)
     6. Ignatius Simms,   b. Bef 1751, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1801, Ohio County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 52 years)
    Last Modified 10 Nov 2019 
    Family ID F11172  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Willson, Alexander, Chas. County, 8th Feb., 1715-16; 3rd Apr., 1716.
      To William, Ignatius, James and Mary Sympson (Simpson), entire estate, real and personal.
      Ex.: Rich'd Edling.
      Test: Thos. Sympson, Sam'll Noe, Elias Harrington. 14, 109.
      ===
      NOTES: This testator was Thos. Simpson, son of Eliz. Green and Andrew Simpson. died 1744, Charles County, son of Thos. Simpson. The Mary Semmes who signed this inventory was probably his sister Mary, who became the last wife of James Semmes, died 1787, son of James of Marmaduke Semmes. This testator doubtless was married to Sarah, the granddaughter of Thoms Jenkins, Charles County, who in his will, 1726-7, names his granddaughter. Sarah Simpson. In the account of estate of said Thos. Jenkins in May, 1729, it is stated the legacy left to Sarah Sympson was paid to Thos. Sympson. At this time ( March, 1915) I am unable to determine who were the parents of this Sarah Simpson. She was not daughter of Elizabeth (Jenkins) (Jones) Edelen, nor of Geo. Jenkins, nor of William Jenkins. She may have been daughter of Edw. Jenkins, or of Anne (Jenkins) Spalding, but more likely daughter of Mary (Jenkins) Norris.-R. T. Semmes.
      ===
      SIMPSON, ANDREW, Charles Co. 2 Nov, 1744;3 Dec, 1744
      To son THOMAS, personalty.
      To son JOSEPH GREEN SIMPSON, personalty,
      To dau Anne CLARK, personalty,
      To grandson, JNO. SEMMES, son of CLEBURN SEMMES, 5 shillings.
      To dau MARY,. personalty*
      To dau CLARE, personalty.
      To wife JULIANA, personalty and residue of estate, sole extx.
      Test: Jos. M. Semmes, Wm Hagan. 23.659-660
      ===
      Thomas Sympson 76.277 CH 294.17.6 Jul 25 1761
      Appraisers: Edward Edelen, Leonard Boarman.
      Creditors: Andrew Buchanan, James Campbell.
      Next of kin: William Sympson, Ignatius Sympson.
      Executors: Mary Sympson, James Sympson.
      ===
      Children
      Benedict Joseph SEMMES b: 1753 in Port Tobacco 100, Charles County, Maryland
      Thomas SEMMES b: 1754 in , Charles County, Maryland
      Andrew Green SEMMES b: 1756
      James SEMMES III b: 1758
      ===
      Charles County Liber L#2 Page 218.
      At the request of the Gent. the Visitors of CC School, the following deed was recorded May 27, 1725.
      May 26, 1725 from James Semmes of CC, planter, to the visitors appointed by Law for CC School, for 70 sterling and for divers other causes, a parcel of land, part of 2 tracts lying in CC near the head of Portobacco Cr, the one called Roundhills which the sd James Semmes bought of Wm Chandler, the other called Chandlers Invention, patented for the afd James Semmes, both adjoining a tract of land belonging to the sd Wm Chandler called Chandlers Hills, which sd parcel of land bargained and sold as afd, is bounded by the afd land called Round Hills, afd Chandlers Hills, containing about 100 acres. Signed -..James Semmes. Wit - Wm Stone*, Thos Stone*. This deed was acknowledged by James Semmes and Mary, his wife.
      ===
      Charles County Maryland Will Book AH-9, 1785-1788; Page 332a.
      James Simms' Will.
      I, James Simms of CC, am of perfect, sound mind and memory. Firstly, I want my debts and funeral charges paid.
      To my son Joseph Semmes - a tract of land called Amendment,
      containing 200 acres. Also a tract of land called Semmes amendment, containing 44 acres. Also a Negro man named Aaron, and half my stock and household furniture, and 1 set of Blacksmith's tools.
      To my wife Mary Semmes - a Negro girl named Ruth, during her natural life, and afterwards, Ruth and her future increase to my son Thomas Semmes, forever. I also give Mary a Negro woman named Philliss and the remaining half of my stock and household furniture.
      To my grandsons Joseph Semmes and Robert Doyne Semmes and my granddaughters Ann Simpson and Mary Semmes - 1 shilling sterling each.
      To my son Joseph Semmes and my son Thomas Semmes - a tract
      of land in Prince William County, Virginia called part of Walkers tract, containing 260 acres, to be equally divided between them.
      Executor: my son Joseph Semmes.
      Signed Apr 1, 1785 - James (X his mark) Semmes. Wit -
      Ignatius Adams, James Dunnington, Rhoda (R his [sic] mark) Maddox.
      Probated on Feb 26, 1787 by the executor and by the oaths
      of witnesses Ignatius Adams, James Dunnington, Rhody Maddox
      ===
      Misc: List of Debts formerly Due to Cleburn Simms, 1749-1762: Washington County, MD

      File contributed for use in USGenWeb Archives by Lisa Simms


      A list of Debts formerly Due to Cleburn Simms [sic], InnKeeper (deceased 1750) Frederick County, now Washington County-Frederick County Register of Wills (Inventories) 1749-1762 A 1, i (pp. 93-99) Wife Mary Simms. Witnesses to inventory Elizabeth Jones and Richard Simms, nearest of kin. Sworn before John Darnell.
      === Contributed by Ralph D. Smith

      Mar. 1744/5 - Prince George's Co., Md. Court. Cleborn Simms
      and Mary his wife vs. Thomas Munroe, for slander. In Sep.
      1743 at Prince George's Co. Munroe stated loudly that Mary
      Simms killed her servant maid Jane Williams as surely as
      William Hill killed John Dement's child (William Hill had
      previously been executed at Prince George's Co. for the murder
      of Elizabeth Dement, an infant child of John Dement.)
      Source: Prince George's Co., Md. Court Records, Liber
      DD, pp. 38-40.
      Comment: Since Munroe's slander was uttered in Sep. 1743,
      Elizabeth would have been killed before that date.

      Oct. 1757-Apr. 1759 - A List of the Maryland Militia Accounts for the French & Indian War now before the Committee of Accounts: ... Mary Simms, Frederick Co., ....
      Source: Clarke, Murtie J., "Colonial Soldiers of the South, 1732-1774," p. 123.
      Comment: The list is undated but at p. xiv Clark indicates it was during the period Oct. 9, 1757-Apr. 26, 1759.
      ===
      Anne Clark 48.212 CH 53.4.3 Jan 2 1752
      Appraisers: John Beale, William Coomes.
      Creditors: Francis Parnham, Jane Parnham.
      Next of kin: Mary Seemes, Cleare Sempson.
      Administrator: Thomas Simpson

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