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

Thomas {Land Records} Simpson

Male 1661 - 1738  (76 years)


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  • Name Thomas {Land Records} Simpson 
    Born 1661  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Between 11 Jan 1736/37 and Jun 1738  Newport Upper Hundred, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I074973  Tree1
    Last Modified 29 Dec 2018 

    Father Thomas Simpson,   b. Bef 1638, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 14 Jan 1688/89, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 52 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth MNU Simpson,   b. Bef 1644, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef Dec 1685, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 41 years) 
    Married Bef 1660  England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F03113  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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      Charles County Maryland Land Records, Liber Z, Page 69
      Recorded at request of Robert Hager:
      16 Oct 1703; Deed of Gift from Robert Hager, Sr. to his son Robert Hager, Jr.; on the day of his death one half of his personal estate; /s/ Robert Hager; wit. Thomas Sympson, John Flemen
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      Charles County Maryland Land Records, Liber Z, Page 69
      16 Oct 1703; Deed of Gift from Robert Hager to Elizabeth Ellis on the day of his death, the other half of the estate; same signatures
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      Charles County Maryland Land Records, Liber Z, Page 127
      Recorded at request of Thomas Jameson:
      30 Sep 1703; Indenture Quadrupartite from Thomas Mudd, Gent., of the first part; John Sanders, Gent., and Sarah his wife, of the second part; Thomas Simpson, Gent., and Mary his wife of the third part; Thomas Jameson of the fourth part; to end a Chancery suit concerning a tract of land given by Wm. Boreman, Gent., [by deed of gift 5 Aug 1678] to his dau. Sarah Mudd, mother of Thomas Mudd, to Sarah Matthews for her life and Sarah Saunders and Mary Simpson, co,heirs of Sarah Mudd by her former husband Thomas Matthews, dec'd; [for details see 7 pages of document]; /s/ Tho. Mudd, Jno. Sanders, Sarah Sanders, Thomas Sympson, Mary Sympson (mark); wit. Wm. Barton, Samll. Hansen, Benj. Hall, Philip Briscoe; ack. 30 Sep 1703 by Thomas Mudd, Jno. Sanders and Sarah his wife, and Tho. Symson and Mary his wife to Thomas Jameson who paid alienation 10 Jul 1704
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      Charles County Land Records, Liber C#2 Page 16 - 18
      Recorded at request of Wm. Moss:
      I Aug 1706; Indenture from Thomas Simpson, planter, to William Moss, planter; for 6,000# tobacco; a tract called Liverpoole; bounded by Tower Hill on the east side of the Potomac, land of Morgan Jones, a parcel called Wadestone Enlargement and 300 acres laid out for Zachariah Wade near Goose Bay; containing 250 acres; /s/ Thomas Simpson (mark); wit. Richard Jones, William Thomas (mark), Robert Collson; William Moss paid alienation for 250 acres called Liverpool for the use of James Heath, farmer, on 13 Aug 1706
      1 Aug 1706; Thomas Simpson of Stafford County, Colony of Virginia, appointing William Stone as his atty.; 13 Aug 1706; /s/ Thomas Simpson (mark), wit. Richard Jones, William Thomas (mark), Robert Collson; proved in open court 13 Aug 1706 by oath of William Thomas and Capt. Collson
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      Charles County Land Records, Liber C#2 Page 56
      Recorded at request of John Wathen:
      2 Jun 1707; Indenture from Thomas Sympson, planter, to John Wathen, carpenter; for 9; a parcel being part of a tract called St. Thomas; bounded by Piles Fresh; laid out for 10 acres; /s/ Tho. Sympson; wit. Samll Cooksey, James Williams (mark), Philip Cooper; memo. livery and seizin by turf and twigg made by Thomas Sympson; same wit.; 2 Jun 1707 ack. by Mary Sympson, wife of Thomas
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      Charles County Land Records, Liber C#2 Page 58 - 61
      Recorded at request of Benjamin Hall, the two following deeds:
      24 Oct 1706; Indenture from John Bowling, Gent., to Benjamin Hall, Gent.; for 25; a parcel of land bounded by Westwood Manor and John Wathen's land; laid out for 68 acre from a tract called St. Thomas granted to Thomas Simpson 10 Jun 1671; /s/ John Bowling; wit. William Barton, William Harbert, John Rogers; memo: John Bowling gives livery and seizin and quiet possession to John Bowling; 24 Oct 1706 John Bowling ack. Deed

      24 Oct 1706; Indenture from Thomas Simpson, planter, to Benjamin Hall, Gent.; for 3,500# tobacco; a tract of land bounding James Bowling, John Wathen, and Piles Fresh; part of a tract called St. Thomas granted to Thomas Simpson 10 Jun 1671, father of above Thomas; /s/ Thomas Sympson; wit. William Barton, William Harbert, John Rogers; livery and seizin and quiet possession given by Thomas Sympson to Hall; 24 Oct 1706 Thomas Sympson ack. deed
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      Charles County Land Records, Liber C#2 Page 119
      Recorded at request of Richard Edelen:
      9 Nov 1708; Indenture from Robert Hagar [Hagoe], Sr., planter, Elizabeth Hagar, and Robert Hagar, Jr., eldest s/o sd. Robert Hagar, Sr.; to Richard Edelin, carpenter; for 50 and 2,400# tobacco; a parcel of land formerly in St. Mary's Co. called St. George's; bounded by Marmaduke Simmes and Pile's Fresh; laid out for 100 acres; part of land Robert Hagar, Sr. purchased from Thomas Simpson of St. Mary's County, planter, by deed 29 Apr 1687 recorded in St. Mary's Co. (WC.423); another parcel bounded by Andrew Sympson and Thomas Clark; containing 40 acres part of land Robert Sr. purchased from Thomas Sympson by deed 9 Mar 1695 recorded St. Mary's Co. (?ID.146); the 3rd parcel being part of St. George's containing 50 acres; Robert Sr. purchased the land from Thomas Sympson 10 Jan 1699 recorded in Charles Co. (W.83, 84, 85); /s/ Robert Hagar, Sr., Eliza. Hagar (mark), Robert Hagar, Jr.; wit. William Kerren, Jos. Dewell; 9 Nov 1708 ack. in open court
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      Charles County Land Records, Liber C#2 Page 143
      4 Oct 1709; George Dent requests recording of assignment of a tract of land from William Matthews (Z.69) to Maj. Wm. Dent; Proving that John Sander and Sarah his wife and Thomas Sympson and Mary his wife had a right to said land 10 paid to them by William Matthews; A/ John Sander, Sarah Sander, Thomas Sympson, Mary Sympson; wit. John Rogers, Clerk, Robert Charlesworth; _ Oct 1709 John Sander and Sarah his wife ack. Deed
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      Charles County Land Records, Liber C#2 Page 181
      4 May 1710; Recorded at request of Patrick Callihon:
      15 Apr 1710; Indenture from Raphaell Neale and Mary his wife, to Patrick Callihon; for 3,800# tobacco; a parcel of land on the east side of Mattawoman River; bounded by John Land or Quarter, Cow Branch and 400 acres sold by Leonard Brooke to Francis Green; containing 200 acres; /s/ Rall. Neale, Mary Neale, Thomas Sympson, Mary Sympson (mark); wit. Wm. Harbert, Robert Gates; 15 Apr Raphaell Neale and Thomas Sympson ack. ?; Mary Neale and Mary Simpson ack. deed; 1 May 1710 Patrick Callihan paid alienation
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      Charles County Land Records, Liber C#2 Page 234
      21 Mar 17 10/11; Recorded at request of Raphael Neale, Gent.:
      I I Jan 1710; Indenture from Patrick Callihon and Anne his wife to Raphael Neale; for 3,800# tobacco; a parcel of land being part of a tract called ST. MATHEW'S on the west side of Mattawoman Run; at the back of Sander's Quarter at a place called the Cow Branch; bounded by 100 acres formerly sold by Leonard Brook to Francis Green; laid out for 200 acres; /s/ Patrick Callihon (mark), Anne Callihon (mark); wit. Wm. Harbert, Robert Yates; 11 Jan 1710 ack. by Patrick Callihon and Anne his wife; 15 Jan 1710 Raphael Neale paid alienation
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      Charles County Land Records, Liber C#2 Page 236
      21 Mar 17 10/11; Recorded at request of Leonard Green:
      14 Mar 1710; Indenture from Thomas Sympson, planter, and Mary his wife, to Leonard Green; for 2,000# tobacco; a parcel formerly taken up by Thomas Matthews called ST. MATTHEW'S, formerly convey from Leonard Brooke and Anne his wife to Francis Green, father of afsd. Leonard; by defect in the will of sd. Thomas the parcel became the property of Thomas Sympson and Mary his wife; containing 100 acres; /s/ Thomas Sympson, Mary Sympson (mark); wit. Geo. Dent, Robt. Hanson; ack. in Mar Ct. 1710; Mary examined; 12 Mar 1710 Leonard Green paid alienation
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      Prince George's Land Records 1710-1717 - Liber F - Folio 42:
      Indenture, 27 Mar 1711
      From: Christopher Beanes, planter of Prince George's County
      To: Thomas Simpson, planter of Prince George's County
      For 4,500 pounds of tobacco tracts of land containing 50 acres called Brooke Ridge and Beanes Landing in Prince George's County; bounded by Kingsaile; the main run of Charles Branch
      Signed: Christopher Beanes (seal), Edwd. Willett, Clerk
      Witnessed: James Robinson, Samuel Magruder
      Memo in Open Court, 28 Mar 1$11; 5s alienation of 50 acres
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      Charles County Circuit Court, Land Records, Liber D#2, Page 67
      15 Oct 1713; Recorded at request of Richard Edelen, carpenter:
      9 Jun 1713; Indenture from Thomas Sympson, planter, to Richard Edelen, carpenter; for 28.5 and 2,600# tobacco; part of a tract granted Thomas Sympson, father of sd. Thomas Sympson called ST. THOMAS; also SINKIN in Charles County, formerly St. Mary's Co.; bounded by land the first Thomas sold to Thomas Clark of St. Mary's Co. and by him to James Williams, carpenter; mentions Chappell Branch and CHAPPELL OLD FIELDS; laid out for 200 acres; /s/ Thomas Sympson; wit. John Rogers, Clerk, Charles ]ones.
      Charles County Circuit Court, Land Records, Liber D#2, Page 70
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      Charles County Land Records, Liber F#2, Page 41
      30 Nov 1714; Recorded at request of Richard Edelen and Alexander Willson, Gent.;
      8 Jun 1714; Indenture from Thomas Sympson, Sr., planter, to Richard Edelen and Alexander Willson, Gent.; for 4,000# tobacco; a parcel called Thomas's Beginning; bounded by Benjamin Hall and John Wathen; containing 50 acres; /s/ Thomas Sympson; wit. John Rogers, Robert Yates
      Charles County Land Records, Liber F#2, Page 43
      1 Dec 1714; Recorded at request of Alexander Willson:
      8 Jun 1714; Indenture from Tho. Symson, Sr., planter, to Alexander Willson, Gent.; for a debt of 12; a tract called Thomas's Beginning; bounded by John Wathen, 200 acres of Richard Edelen, St. Thomas, and John Cathon; /s/ Thomas
      Sympson; wit. Phill. Hoskins, Jon. Fendall, Oswald Hoskins; ack. by Thomas Sympson
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      Charles County Maryland Circuit Court Records, Liber H#2, Page 214
      4 Mar 1718; Recorded at request Thomas Sympson, Jr.:
      22 Dec 1718; Indenture from Thomas Sympson, Sr., planter, to Thomas Sympson, Jr.; for 1,000# tobacco; part of a parcel called St. Thomas on the west side of St. John's Creek, between Sympson's dwelling and lower side of Pyle's Freshes; containing 46 acres; /s/ Thomas Sympson; wit. William Sympson, Jno. Chunn; ack. by Thomas Sympson, Sr.
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      Charles County Land Records, Liber H#2, Page 214
      4 Mar 1718; Recorded at request Thomas Sympson, Jr.:
      22 Dec 1718; Indenture from Thomas Sympson, Sr., planter, to Thomas Sympson, Jr.; for 1,000# tobacco; part of a parcel called St. Thomas on the west side of St. John's Creek, between Sympson's dwelling and lower side of Pyle's Freshes; containing 46 acres; /s/ Thomas Sympson; wit. William Sympson, Jno. Chunn; ack. by Thomas Sympson, Sr.
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      Charles County Land Records, Liber H#2, Page 319
      20 Feb 1719; Recorded at request of Gilbert Lewis, planter:
      17 Feb 1719; Indenture from Thomas Sympson, Sr. and Thomas Sympson, Jr., planters, to Gilbert Lewis; for 5,000# tobacco; a tract called Huckleberry Swamp near the Potomac River; bounded by George Dent; containing 100 acres; /s/ Thomas Sympson, Sr., Thomas Sympson, Jr.; wit. Jos. Pile, Jno. Chunn, Jr.; 17 Feb 1719 ack. by Thomas Sympson, Sr., Thomas Sympson, Jr. and Sarah his wife
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      Charles County, Maryland Liber L#2, Page 374.
      At the request of John Wathen of CC, carpenter, the following deed was recorded Aug 18, 1727.
      Aug 7, 1727 from Thomas Sympson Sr and Thomas Sympson Jr of CC, planters, to John Wathen of CC, carpenter, for 9 sterling money of Great Britain, all that tract of land where the sd John Wathen's Mill stands, a parcel of land lying in CC, the sd land being part of Saint Thomas', bounded by Piles Fresh, containing about 10 acres. Signed - Thos Sympson Sr, Thos Sympson Jr. Wit - Benedict Boarman, John Boarman, Jon Fendall*, Geo Dent*.
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      Charles County, Maryland Liber L#2, Page 383. At the request of William Sympson of CC, carpenter, the following deed was recorded Aug 17, 1727.
      Aug 7, 1727 from Thomas Sympson Sr & Thomas Sympson Jr of CC, planters, to William Sympson of CC, carpenter, for 4000 lbs of tobacco, 112 acres, being part of a tract formerly taken up by Thomas Sympson Sr deceased, it being resurveyed by Thomas Sympson Jr, called Saint Thomas, bounded by the west side Piles fresh Swamp, containing about 112 acres. Signed - Thomas Sympson Sr, Thomas Sympson Jr. Wit - Richd Edelen, Geo Dent*, Jon Fendall*. This deed was acknowledged by Thomas Sympson Sr & Thomas Sympson Jr, and Sarah, the wife of Thomas Sympson Jr.
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      Charles County, Maryland Liber L#2, Page 385.
      At the request of Richard Edelin of CC, planter, the following deed was recorded this Oct 10, 1727.
      Aug 7, 1727 from Thomas Sympson Sr & Thos Sympson Jr of CC, planters, to Richard Edelin of CC, carpenter, for 18 sterling and 3500 lbs of tobacco, 168 acres, it being part of a tract formerly taken up by Thomas Sympson Sr deceased,
      being resurveyed by Thomas Sympson Jr, called St Thomas' bounded by the Chapple Branch, Westwood Manor, the northernmost corner of Saint Thomas, containing about 168 acres. Signed - Thomas Sympson Sr, Thomas Sympson Jr. Wit - Geo Dent*, John Philpott, Jon Fendall*. This deed was acknowledged by Thomas Sympson Sr & Thomas Sympson Jr, and Sarah, the wife of Thomas Sympson Jr.
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      Charles County, Maryland Liber L#2, Page 387.
      At the request of Richard Edelen of CC, the following deed was recorded this Oct 18, 1727.
      Aug 7, 1727 from Thomas Sympson Sr and Thomas Sympson Jr of CC, planter, to Richard Edelin of CC, carpenter, for 50 sterling and 6000 lbs of tobacco, 218 acres, it being part of a tract formerly taken up by Thomas Sympson Sr decd, it being resurveyed by Thomas Sympson Jr, called Saint Thomas', bounded by the west side of Piles Swamp, containing and laid out for 218 acres. Signed - Thomas Sympson Sr, Thomas Sympson Jr. Wit - Geo Dent*, Jno Wathan, Jon Fendall*. This deed was acknowledged by Thomas Sympson Sr & Thomas Sympson Jr, and Sarah, the wife of Thomas Sympson Jr.
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      Charles County Land Records, Liber M#2 Page 253.
      [Very faded in spots] Dec 31, 1730 from Thomas Sympson Sr and Thomas Sympson Jr of CC, planters, to James Sympson of CC, planter, for _000 lbs of tobacco, 63 acres, it being part of a tract formerly taken up by Thos Sympson Sr decd, it being purchased by Thos Sympson Jr (eldest S) bounded by Piles Swamp, containing and laid out for about 63 acres. Signed - Thomas Sympson Sr, Thos Sympson Jr. Wit - George Brett, Thos (X his mark) Mudd, Jno Fendall*. This deed was acknowledged by Thomas Sympson Sr & Thomas Sympson Jr, and Sarah, the wife of Thomas Sympson Jr. -
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      Charles County Land Records, Liber M#2 Page 252.
      At the request of Ignatius Sympson of CC, the following deed was recorded this Jun 12, 1731.
      Dec 31, 1730 from Thos Sympson Sr and Thos Sympson Jr of CC, planters, to Igna. Sympson of CC, carpenter, for 1000 lbs of tobacco, 60 acres, being part of a tract of land formerly taken up by Thos Sympson Sr decd, it being resurveyed by Thos Sympson Jr, called St Thomases, bounded by Williams, a tract of land that was sold to Richard Edelen Sr by Thos Sympson Sr and Thos Sympson Jr, containing and laid out for about 60 acres. Signed - Thomas Sympson Sr, Thos Sympson Jr. Wit - G Brett, Thos (X his mark) Mudd. This deed was acknowledged by Thomas Sympson Sr & Thomas Sympson Jr, and Sarah, the wife of Thomas Sympson Jr
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      Charles County Court Records, November 1741 Court, Liber T#2, Page 287
      Pursuant to the order of last Mar CC Court, Commission issued to examine witnesses touching the bounds of 2 tracts of land in CC, the one called Fern, and the other, Salisbury, in possession of John Parnham, as follows, viz - To John Briscoe, George Hatton, Samuel Chunn, & Peter Wood of CC, Gent (not being any way related to the petitioner, contiguous proprietor, nor interested in sd land). The petition for Commission, dated Aug 11 in the 27th year of our Dominion, was presented at CC Court before Justices Robert Hanson, Gent, and his Associates. Signed Aug 14, 1741 - Edmd Porteus.
      And now here, Samuel Chunn and Peter Wood, return the Commission afd, with the certificate and depositions following, viz - We did meet on the afd land on Sep 23 and Oct 3, 1741 and then and there did examine all such witnesses as to us were offered, as by the several depositions hereunto annexed may appear. Signed Oct 3, 1741 - Sam Chunn, Peter Wood.

      Sep 23, 1741. The deposition of William Scot, age about 48, who says that the Run where he now stands, being on the west side of Pils' fresh, and near the Bridge somewhat above the sd Bridge, was always in his remembrance called the Mane Run and has heard several old Standers call it so, viz, Henry Norris, Daniel Murphey, William Thorn, and John Scot Sr. Signed - William (W his mark) Scott.

      Sep 23, 1741. The deposition of William Hows, age about 53, who says that about 19 years ago, he was getting boards for Mr. John Parnham, decd, and some differences arose, whereupon Francis Knot, who was concerned in getting the sd boards, went to John Scot Sr, who came and said the Run, which is now called the Back Run, on the east side of Pils' Fresh, was no run, and that the Run where this Deponent now stands, was always called the main Run. Signed - William Howes.

      Sep 23, 1741. The deposition of Edward Stonstreet, age about 67. who says that this run where he now stands, being on the west side of Pils' fresh, and about 60 yards above the main Road or bridge which is over the sd Run is and was always by him deemed the main Run of the sd Fresh. Signed - Edward Stonstreet.

      Sep 23, 1741. The deposition of Robert McHon, age about 68, who says that about 32 years ago, he was at work on the east side of Piles' fresh, and [t]he same small run which Run about 27 years ago, he heard called the Back Run by John Scot Sr and several others, who said, "let us go to the Back Run and c4tch fish", which accordingly we did. Signed - Robert (1 his mark) McHon.

      Sep 23, 1741. The deposition of Benjamin Chunn, age about 45, who says that being in company with John Scott Sr, about 25 years ago, several others being in company fishing on the west side of Pils' fresh, being near the place where this deponent now stands, and the sd John Scot said, "let us go to the Back Run", whereupon we went to a small run to the eastward from where he now stands, and after some time, sd Scot said let us go back to the main Run, which we did, and came near to this place where he now is, being on the west side of Pils' fresh and some small distance above the Bridge. Signed - Benja. Chunn.

      Sep 23, 1741. The deposition of Capt. James Murray, age about 37, who says that on the 22nd instant, he conversed with Mr. Richard Edelen, who said that the Run commonly called the Back Run, being on the east side Pils' fresh, was a small Run, and that the Run on the west side of the sd Swamp was always called and deemed to be the main Run of Pils' fresh. Signed - James Murray.

      Sep 23, 1741. The deposition of Thomas Sympson, age about 47, who says that about 17 years ago or more, he was running the lines of a tract of land called St. Thomas' and reversing the sd lines, he came to the place where he now stands, which line directed him over the run, whereupon Thomas Sympson Sr told him he must go no further, saying that St. Thomas' began on the west side of Pils' mane Fresh, which is the place where this deponent now stands, and he further says that about 10 days ago, he was in company with Edward Price Sr of St. Mary's County, who went with him about 50 yards above the Bridge standing on Pils' fresh, and on the west side thereof, and the sd Price told him that that was the main Run of the sd Branch and that he would swear it. Signed - Thomas Sympson.

      Oct 3, 1741. The deposition of Edward Aprice, age about 77, who says that the Run where he now is, being on the west side of Pils' Fresh, and about 60 yards above the Common Fording Place or Bridge over the sd Run, was always, in his remembrance, deemed the Main Run, and he further says that about 60 years ago, he lived with Capt. Piles and was at the taking up of 2 tracts of land which we are ascertaining the bounds of, and at the survey of the sd land, he was a chain bearer, which land bounded on the west side of the sd Run, and the Run on the east side of the sd Swamp falling into the Main Run just above the Plank Bridge commonly called the Back Run, was never deemed the main Run but was always counted a small branch of the sd main Run. Signed - Edward Aprice_

      Oct 3, 1741. The deposition of Richard Edelen, aged about 70, who says that the place where he now is, being on the west side of Piles' fresh, and about 60 yards above the Common fording place or main Road over the sd Run, was always deemed the main Run of the sd Fresh, and that he heard Thomas Sympson Sr, decd, declare on oath that this was the main Run of sd fresh, and he further says that about 27 years ago, he got several timber trees, between this place and a run commonly called the Back Run, which was then a small run and not counted otherwise. Signed - Richard Edelen.

      Oct 3, 1741. The deposition of Thomas Burch, age about 55 years, who says that the run where he now is, being on the west side of Pils' fresh and about 60 yards above the main Road or Common fording place over the sd Fresh was always deemed the main Run, and he further says he heard Thomas Sympson Sr, decd, declare on oath, that this was the main Run of the sd fresh and that he got timber near the sd Run for Mr. John Parnham. Signed - Thomas (T his mark) Burch
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      Charles County Court Records, March 1742/3 Court, Liber T#2, Page 504.
      Pursuant to an order of Court held here on the 2nd Tuesday in Mar, being in the 27th year of our Dominion, Commission issued, returnable here, to Allen Davies, George Hatton, Peter Wood, and Samuel Chunn of CC, to examine witnesses touching the bounds of a tract of land called St. Thomas', lying in CC, in the possession of John Wathen, as follows, viz - To Allen Davies, George Hatton, Peter Wood, and Samuel Chunn of CC. Whereas John Wathen, seized of part of a tract of land called St. Thomas', lying in CC, did on Mar 9, in the 27th year of our Dominion, prefer his petition to CC Court before Robert Hanson, Gent, and his associates, our Justices within CC, for Commission to prove and perpetuate the memory of the bounds of 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 Mar 13, 1741 - Edm Porteus, Clk.
      And now here, George Hatton, Peter Wood, and Samuel Chunn, three of the Commissioners afd, return to the Court here, the Commission afd, with a certificate thereon, and subsequent depositions thereunto annexed.
      We certify that we called and caused to come before us, all such witnesses as to us were offered by the within petitioner, and also Thomas Sympson, a party concerned, and took the examination of the same. Signed May 25, 1742 - Geore [sic] Hatton, Peter Wood, Sam: Chunn.

      CC. The deposition of Richard Edelen, aged about 70, taken at the request of Thos. Sympson, a contiguous proprietor, who says that on or near the place where he now stands, being on a knoll in the edge of an old field near the Old Road that leads from Piles' fresh to Newport, he saw a post lying on the ground, about 30 years ago, but did not know what it was for. And this deponent further says that some time after, Thomas Sympson, decd, told him that on that place, Mr. Wathen's land ended and there was his bound tree. And further, this deponent says that he took a mortgage of a piece of land of the sd Thomas Sympson, decd, and [blank] on this place, but did not know anything of the bounds by his own knowledge. Signed - Richard Edelen, May 25, 1742.

      May 25, 1742. CC. The deposition of Peter Montgomery, aged about 60, taken at the request of Thomas Sympson, a contiguous proprietor, who says that on or near the place where he now stands, being on a level spot of ground near the east end of an old field that lies between Piles' fresh and Newport, about 40 years ago he saw a locust post lying on the ground. He further says that he did not know what it was for, any further than that he heard Thomas Sympson Sr, decd, say it was for a landmark of Mr. Wathen's land. Signed -- Peter Montgomery.

      May 8, 1742. CC. The deposition of Thomas Reed, aged about 84, who says that about 26 years ago, he was in Company with Thomas Sympson Sr, father of Thomas Sympson, now living, and Benjamin Hall, and that the sd Thomas Sympson Sr did, in his hearing, acknowledge the place where he now stands to be the place where the sd Sympson told him was the very spot of ground where the ancient bound post stood, between Benjamin Hall and James Bowling, and that it was the bound post between John Wathen and the sd James Bowling, according to a deed dated [nothing follows].
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      1642-1753 Rent Rolls Charles County, Maryland Hundred - Newport: Rent Roll page/Sequence: 365-27: ST. THOMAS: 400 acres; Possession of - 400 Acres - Simpson, Thomas: Surveyed 25 May 1665 for Thomas Simpson in the woods on the West side Piles Fresh: Other Tracts Mentioned: ST. THOMAS SIMPSON; ; other notes - 50 Acres - John Walker from Benjamin Hall, 27 January 1716; 68 Acres - John Walker from Benjamin Hall, 27 January 1716; 10 Acres - John Walker from Thomas Simpson Sr. & Jr. 7 Aug 1727, 6 Acres - John Walker from Thomas Simpson Jr. 7 Aug 1727; 112 Acres - William Simpson from Thomas Simpson Sr. & Jr. 7 Aug 1727; 168 Acres - Richard Edelen from Thomas Simpson Sr. & Jr. 7 Aug 1727; 218 Acres - Richard Edelen from Thomas Simpson Sr. & Jr. 7 Aug 1727; 150 Acres - John William, Thomas William, James William, Daniel Short, Giles Simpson from Thomas Simpson Sr. & Jr. 7 Aug 1727; 79 Acres - George Hatton from John & James William & Daniel Short, 6 April 1732; 60 Acres - Ignatius Simpson from Thomas Simpson Jr & Sr. 31 Dec 1732; 63 Acres - Giles (?) Simpson from Thomas Simpson Jr & Sr. 31 Dec 1732, Resurveyed into ST. THOMAS SIMPSON; 19 Oct 1721, folio 400.
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      1642-1753 Rent Rolls Charles County, Maryland Hundred - Newport: Rent Roll page/Sequence: 366-28: ST. GEORGES: 1180 acres; Possession of - 200 Acres - Ash, William: Surveyed (no time when) for Thomas Simpson at a bound oak on the West side the freshes of Piles run: Other Tracts Mentioned: ST. THOMAS SIMPSON; ; ; other notes - Jointly possessed by Simms, Anthony and Ash, William, 40 Acres - Richard Edelen from Robert Hagoe Sr. & Robert Hagoe Jr.; 09 Nov 1700,100 Acres - Henry Walker from Clebourne Simms; 11 Aug 1726, 787 Acres - Resurveyed into ST. THOMAS SIMPSON; 19 Oct 1721, folio 400., 103 Acres - Francis Simms from Marmaduke Simms; 11 Nov 1736 230 Acres - Clebourne Simms from Marmaduke Simms; 11 Nov 1736 93 Acres - John Biggs from Marmaduke Simms; 11 Nov 1736 93 Acres - Abel Carricoe from Marmaduke Simms; 11 Nov 1736, 1180 Acres - Henry Walker from Clebourne Simms; 11 Nov 1736, 100 Acres - Marmaduke Simms from Anthony Simms; 8 Dec 1736 120 Acres - John Walker from Clebourne Simms; 3 Jan 1738 via Folio 453.