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

John 'Jr' Acton

Male 1736 - Aft 1803  (> 68 years)


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  • Name John 'Jr' Acton 
    Birth 1736  King George's Parish, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Death Aft 1803  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I10797  Tree1
    Last Modified 5 Apr 2024 

    Father Henry Acton,   b. 1709, Port Tobacco, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this locationd. Between 1771 and 1776, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 62 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Eleanor Taylor,   b. Abt 1692, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this locationd. Abt 1739, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location (Age ~ 47 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Marriage Bef 16 Oct 1729  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F5137  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Verlinda Berry,   b. Abt 1741, St. John's Parish, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this locationd. Aft 1803, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location (Age ~ 63 years) 
    Marriage Abt 1756  St. John's Parish, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Barbary Acton,   b. Aft 1776, St. John's Parish, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this locationd. Aft 1798, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location (Age > 22 years)  [Father: natural]
    Family ID F7491  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Last Modified 5 Apr 2024 

  • Notes 
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      Charles County MD Will Book 1777-1780; Page 187.
      William Padgitt's Will. Jul 7, 1778.
      I, William Padgit, am in perfect health and sound memory.
      To my son Benjamin Paggit - a tract of land called Walnut Thicket, after my wife's death.
      To my wife Almy - personal estate and 2 April ney(?)
      Executors: my wife Anne and my son Benjamin.
      Signed Sep 11, 1776 - William (W his mark) Padgit.
      Wit - Ben Cawood Jr, Thos Smallwood Jr, John Acton Jr.
      Probated on Jul 7, 1778 by witnesses Cawood and Acton.
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      Charles County Maryland Will Book AH-9, 1785-1788; Page 94. Samuel Smallwood's will.
      I, Samuel Smallwood of CC, am low and weak in health but of sound and disposing mind. 1 order that all my legal debts he paid as soon as may be after my death.
      To my son Samuel Nichols Smallwood - 1 Negro boy named Randolph.
      To my daughter Letty Smallwood - if she should loose, by a suit at law, the Mulatto girl slave called Cate who was willed her by her grandfather, Humphrey Berry, Letty is to have a young Negro out of my estate, not less than 10 years old.
      To my son Lewis Smallwood - 1 Negro boy called Daniel.
      To my daughter Rebecca Smallwood - 1 Negro girl named Terry, and her increase.
      To my son Feilder Smallwood - 1 Negro boy called Smith,
      To my unborn child - 1 Negro boy called Abraham. If the child is not born alive, sd Negro boy to be counted in the rest of my estate.
      To my wife Martha Ann - during her natural life, the rest of my estate, real and personal, debaring her from committing waste, and after her death, my land is to be sold at public sale, and the money and tobacco arising therefrom, together with the personal estate, is to be equally divided among my sd children. I want my wife to decently bring up and educate my children until they come of age, particularly my daughters until they marry. My wife may sell a Negro man named Ben, and purchase another Negro of equal value, to be counted as part of my estate.
      Executrix: my sd wife.
      Signed May 5, 1785 - Sam. Smallwood. Wit - Benj. Cawood, John Acton, John (X his mark) Smallwood.
      Probated on Jul 16, 1785 by the executrix and by the oaths of witnesses Cawood and Smallwood.
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      1791-1797 Charles County MD Inventories; April Term 1795
      Page 288. James Smallwood - Inventory Late of CC, decd. Appraised by us, being authorized and sworn this Feb 5, 1795 before George Lee, Esq.
      1 Negro man (aged 32 years). 1 Negro woman & child (aged 27). 1 Negro woman & child (aged 27). 1 old Negro woman. 1 Negro woman (aged 21).
      Total amount; £441.14.9.
      Signed Feb 15, 1795 - John Acton, Wm M Smallwood.
      Creditors: Horatio & Judson Clagett.
      [Kin?]: Henry Moore, Colbart Acton Smallwood. CC, Mar 23, 1795. Then came (Blank] Smallwood, administratrix, & made oath.
      Certified by John Muschett, Registrar of Wills.
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      1791-1797 Charles County MD Inventories; August Term 1795
      Page 312. Joshua Tench - Inventory. Late of CC, decd. May 25, 1795. Before the Worshipful H.H. Chapman.
      Negro woman (aged 24). Negro girls: (9), (2). Negro boys: (7), (2-1/2), Negro child.
      Total amount: 189.12.9.
      Signed Jun 8, 1795 - John Acton, Wm M Smallwood.
      Kin; Leonard (X his mark) Tench, Jane (X her mark) Tench. Creditors: Thos. C. Reeves, Alexr McPherson.
      CC, Jun 29, 1795. Then came Linney Tench, administratrix, & made oath.
      Certified by John Muschett, Registrar of Wills,
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      Charles County Land Record Book L#3, 1761-1765; Page 205. Nov 12, 1762 from James Marshall of Prince George's County, merchant, to John Acton Jr. of CC, planter, for 160 £sterling, 3 tracts of land in CC, to wit, one tract called , containing by patent 428 acres, one other called Actons Addition laid out for about 60 acres, and another tract called part of Dukes Delight containing [about] 40 acres. Signed - James Marshall. Wit - Dan of St. Thos Jenifer*, Sam Hanson*. Recorded Dec 1, 1762,
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      Charles County Land Record Book S#3, 1770-1775; Page 213. Dec 12, 1771 from Henry Acton of CC, planter, to John Acton Jr of CC, for the natural love he has for his son, John Acton Jr, and for and in consideration that John Acton Jr maintain him in a decent manner during Henry's natural life, Henry grants John Jr, 3 tracts of land in CC (to wit) a tract called Aberdeen, containing, by patent, 428 acres, 328 whereof is hereby intended; a tract called Actons Addition, laid off for about 60 acres; a tract called part of Dukes Delight, containing about 40 acres. Also all of Henry Acton's personal estate. Signed - Hen. Acton. Wit - Walter Hanson*, Jon Dent*. Recorded Dec 12, 1771.
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      Charles County Land Records 1782-1786; Liber Z#3; Page 97. Bond, recorded at the request of John Acton.
      I, Benjamin Padgett of CC (planter), give bond to John Acton of CC, in the just sum of 100 £, this Mar 19, 1784, Whereas there is a dispute between sd Padgett and sd John Acton, concerning a tract of land called Aberdeen, in possession of the sd Acton, occasioned by the variation of the compass, for the putting an end to which dispute and preventing any more for the future, the parties in contention have agreed and have fixed a boundary at the end of the 2nd line of the sd tract, where the parties in contention, as well as the neighbors, all agree it formerly ended. If therefore sd Padgett shall abide by sd boundary, then the above bond to be void. Signed - Benjamin (P his mark) Padgett. Wit - Benjamin Berry, John Robinson. Recorded Nov 8, 1784.
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      Charles County Land Records 1790-1792; Liber K#4; Page 261. Nov 10, 1791 from John Acton of CC, planter, to Butler Marlow of CC, planter, for 1325 lbs of tobacco, a certain parcel of land, being part of a tract of land in CC called Aberdeen. The parcel is bounded by a small branch that makes into Mattawoman, containing about 13-1/2 acres. Signed - John Acton. Wit - Geo. Lee*, Alexr McPherson*. Verlinder, the wife of sd John Acton, relinquished her right of dower. Recorded May 7, 1791.
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      Charles County Land Records 1790-1792; Liber K#4; Page 262. Nov 10, 1790 from John Acton of CC, to Richard Marlow of CC, for 1500 lbs of tobacco, a certain parcel of land, being part of a tract of land in CC called Aberdeen. The parcel is bounded by Butler Marlow's part of sd Aberdeen, containing about 15-1/4 acres. Signed - John Acton. Wit - Geo. Lee*, Alexr McPherson*. Verlinder, the wife of sd John Acton, relinquished her right of dower. Recorded May 7, 1791,
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      Charles County, Maryland Land Records 1801-1803; Liber IB-5 {Abstract by Mike Marshall}; Page 437.
      At the request of Richard Marlow the following Deed was recorded July 28, 1803
      Deed made July 20, 1803; John Acton in consideration 32 pounds 10 shillings current money paid by Richard Marlow has sold part of a tract of land called "Acton's Addition" containing 25 acres which lays on the south side of a small branch of the Cabbin Branch. Signed John Acton in the presence of and acknowledged before Ignatius Middleton, Benjamin Cawood
      July 20, 1803; Verlinda Acton wife of John Acton relinquished her right of dower

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      1642-1753 Rent Rolls Charles County MD Hundred - Port Tobacco: Rent Roll page/Sequence: 391-91: PAGETS WALNUT THICKET: 100 acres; Possession of - 100 Acres - Padgett, Benjamin : Surveyed 19 July 1718 for Benjamin Padgett beginning at a bounded Red Oak standing on the east side of a branch called Mathews branch near the land of Henry Acton called ABERDEEN: Other Tracts Mentioned: ABERDEEN; {mm Note; not identified to a specific Hundred. Location identified by watercourse or nearby tract.},
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      1642-1753 Rent Rolls Charles County MD Hundred - Port Tobacco: Rent Roll page/Sequence: 407-198: PADGETS PURCHASE: 100 acres; Possession of - 100 Acres - Padget, Benjamin: Surveyed for Benjamin Padget, 10 May 1726, lying on the South side of Mattawoman main branch adjoining to the said Padget own land, called PADGETS WALNUT THICKETT, beginning at a bounded Spanish oak.: Other Tracts Mentioned: PADGETS WALNUT THICKETT; {mm Note; not identified to a specific Hundred. Location identified by watercourse or nearby tract.},
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      1642-1753 Rent Rolls Charles County MD Hundred - Port Tobacco: Rent Roll page/Sequence: 317-108: ABERDEEN: 428 acres; Possession of - 428 Acres - Bayne, Walter: Surveyed 15 Jan 1688 for Gilbert Clark on the South side Mattawoman : Conveyance notes - 428 Acres - Henry Acton from Walter Bayne; 16 Feb 1708, 428 Acres - John Bayne from Gilbert Clark; 29 Oct 1696,100 Acres - William Marloe from Henry Acton; 8 Nov 1715, , 1696,100 Acres - William Marloe from Henry Acton; 8 Nov 1715, , , ,
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      1642-1753 Rent Rolls Charles County MD Hundred - Port Tobacco: Rent Roll page/Sequence: 316-101: DUKES DELIGHT: 227 acres; Possession of - 227 Acres - Dewly, Thomas: Surveyed 12 March 1689 for Henry Dreyden lying on the South side of Mattawoman branch at a bound poplar.: Conveyance notes - Included in Resurvey of DUKES DELIGHT escheat, 15 Feb 1724, folio 406, ,
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      1642-1753 Rent Rolls Charles County MD Hundred - Port Tobacco: Rent Roll page/Sequence: 406-196: DUKES DELIGHT: 260 acres; Possession of - 260 Acres - Escheat: Re-Surveyed for Richard Stafford & Rachel his wife, 15 Feb 1724, beginning at a bounded Poplar, Escheat: Conveyance notes - {mm Note; not identified to a specific Hundred. Location identified by watercourse or nearby tract.}, 56 Acres - Thomas Gant from Richard Stafford & Rachel Stafford; 15 Nov 1721,165 Acres - John Hawkins Jr from Richard Stafford & Rachel Stafford; 9 June 1741,
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      1642-1753 Rent Rolls Charles County MD Hundred - Port Tobacco: Rent Roll page/Sequence: 435-410: ACTONS ADDITION: 60 acres; Possession of - 60 Acres - Acton, Henry: Surveyed for Henry Acton, 21 May 1741: {mm Note; not identified to a specific Hundred. Location identified by watercourse or nearby tract.}

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