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

William Simpson

Male Abt 1659 - 1701  (~ 42 years)


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  • Name William Simpson  [1
    Born Abt 1659  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 18 Mar 1701  Charles County, Maryland - probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I10957  Tree1
    Last Modified 27 Sep 2022 

    Father Thomas Simpson,   b. Bef 1638, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 14 Jan 1689, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 52 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    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) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married Bef 1660  England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F3234  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elisabeth MNU Simpson,   b. Abt 1661, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1711, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 50 years) 
    Married Abt 1679  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Thomas Simpson,   b. 1679, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1721, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 43 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 27 Sep 2022 
    Family ID F7602  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      Simpson, William, Chas, Co,, 18th Jan., 1700; 18th Mch. 1700
      To son Thomas, 100 A,, "Liverpool.," on which he now lives.
      Wife Eliza:, extx, and residuary legatee of estate.. real and personal, including 150 A.,, dwelling plantation. In event of her death estate to pass to son Thomas afsd.
      Test: Matthew Morton,, Jno, Macklow, Wm. Moss. 11.95
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      William Simson 21.1 I CH £28.13.6 May 8 1701
      Appraisers: Edward Milstead, Mathew Moulton.
      Approvers: John Marlow, William Moss.
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      William Simpson 23.65 A CH £28.13.6 £16.7.1 Dec 19 1702
      Payments to: Gerrard Fowk, John Contee (merchant), William Moss, Mathew Molten, Edward Milsted, John Marler.
      Legatees: Thomas Simpson.
      Executrix: Elisabeth Jones (relict), wife of John Jones
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      Charles County Circuit Court Liber N, Page 29
      17 Dec 1686; Indenture from William Keett, planter of St. Mary's County, to William Simpson of St. Mary's County, planter; for _,000# tobacco; a tract called Lower Poole; {LIVERPOOLE} bounding Tower Hill, the East side of the Potomac, land of Morgan Jones, land called Wadestons Enlargement, and land laid out for Zachariah Wade; containing 250 acres; /s/ Wm. Keett (mark); wit. Rob't Goat?, James Ellis; ack. by his wife Elizabeth Keett
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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

      === Contributed by Ralph D. Smith

      1677-8 - William Simpson manservant, in a St. Mary's Co. case involving Thomas Waghop, William Williams and Jacob Loton.
      Source: Archives of Maryland, Vol. 67, Page 234.

      Aug. 14, 1683-2nd Tuesday in Sept., 1683:
      --Thomas Garrard vs. William Simpson in a plea of trespass on the case. Sheriff's return: Non est inventus.
      --Joshua Doyne vs. William Simpson in a plea of trespass on the case. Sheriff's return: Non est inventus.
      Source: Charles Co., Md. Circuit Court, Liber K, Page 216.
      Comment: Non est inventus because William resided in St. Mary's Co. at this time.

      1678 - Thomas Waghob replevin St. Mary's Co. vs. Jacobus Loton p servant man William Simpson.
      Source: Archives of Maryland, Vol. 51, pp. 213, 215 and 226.

      Sep. 1694 - Overseers of Highways are appointed for Parishes for the ensuing year: ... William Simpson and John Barker for Nanjemy Parish ....
      Source: Charles Co., Md. Circuit Court, Liber S, Page 341.

      Nov. 1697 - William Simpson is on the Grand Jury at this Court.
      Source: Charles Co., Md. Circuit Court, Liber V, Page 279.

      June 1698 - The Charles Co., Md. estate of Benjamin Rosier and Edward Pye, Esq. shows William Simpson on a list of the debts and payments for Rozier's and Pye's estate, as follows: Receipts: ... William Simpson ....
      Source: Skinner, V. L., Jr., "Abstracts of the Inventories and Accounts of the Prerogative Court of Maryland, 1697-1700," Page 60.

      Mar. 18, 1700/1 - Exhibited from Charles Co., bond of John Jones & his wife administratrix of William Simpson. Securities: Thomas Ostin [sic; Austin], Mathew Saunders.
      Source: Maryland Prerogative Court, Testamentary Proceedings, Liber 19A, Page 2.
      Comment: There was also presented the inventory of William Simpson by appraisers Edward Milsteed and Mathew Morton. Ibid. William's will and estate records show Mathew's name as both Morton and Moulton.

      Charles County Land Records, Liber M#2 Page 129 - 130
      July 1721 - Charles Co., Md. Court Records. The following 2 depositions were given at a land commission for "Wadestone" and "Wadestone's Enlargement" lying at Chickomuxon, owned by Thomas Hussy Luckett.
      Thomas Sympson, aged 42 years or thereabouts [so b. ca. 1679], deposes that 30 years ago or thereabouts [so ca. 1691], this deponent's father William Sympson and William Thomas showed this deponent a bound tree which to the best of this deponent's remembrance was a red oak standing near Piscataway River on the East side thereof and nigh a valley now called Angells Grove/Grave? and told this deponent that, that was the bound tree between his this deponent's father William Simpson's and William Marlow's land. Signed Thomas Sympson.
      [no signature mark indicated]
      Thomas Sympson aforesaid deposes that between 20 and 30 years ago William Sympson, this deponent's father, and Richard Nelson showed this deponent a bounded pine (which said pine is now down with the bark off and partly rotten) standing by Piscataway Riverside on the East Side thereof on a point near the mouth of Goose Bay and told this deponent that, that was the bound tree between his the said deponent's father William Simpson and Morgan Jones. Signed Thomas Simpson.
      [no signature mark indicated]
      Source: Charles Co., Md. Court and Land Records, Liber M No.2, pp. 129-30.
      Comment: George Thomas made himself a contending party in this proceeding. Also giving depositions at this land commission were William Godfrey, who is said to be a contiguous proprietor (he mentions John Marlow, Edward Rookwood and Roger Dixeson?), and Susannah Butterige, aged 43 years or thereabouts, who mentions her mother Elizabeth Guess, formerly wife to William Marlow.
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      1642-1753 Rent Rolls Charles County MD Hundred - Riverside: Rent Roll page/Sequence: 351-61: LIVERPOOLE: 250 acres; Possession of - 250 Acres - Allward, John Jr.: Surveyed 20 May 1675 for John Munn at a bound Red Oak in the line of the land called TOWER HILL.: Other Tracts Mentioned: TOWER HILL; GODFREYS CHASE; ; Conveyance notes - This land is said to be escheat & called GODFREYS CHASE, folio 452,
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      1642-1753 Rent Rolls Charles County MD Hundred - Riverside: Rent Roll page/Sequence: 347-33: TOWER HILL: 250 acres; Possession of - 250 Acres - Marloe, John: : Surveyed 29 July 1670 for William Marloe at a bound black oak on the East side of Potomac river near a bound tree of Daniel Thomas land in Chingomuxon (Hundred): Conveyance notes - 250 Acres - Daniel Browne (or Bourne) from Edward Marloe; 26 Nov 1731, 150 Acres - James Gowe (sp?) from Daniel Browne (or Bourne); 9 Aug 1737,
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      1642-1753 Rent Rolls Charles County MD Hundred - Chicamuxen: Rent Roll page/Sequence: 361-73: TOWER HILL: 166 acres; Possession of - 166 Acres - Wicherly, Thomas: Surveyed 26 July 1688 for Thomas Wicherly: Other Tracts Mentioned: ELDER; Conveyance notes - this land can not be found, Lies in ELDER Survey,,
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      1642-1753 Rent Rolls Charles County MD Hundred - Riverside: Rent Roll page/Sequence: 351-60: WADESTONES ENLARGEMENT: 100 acres; Possession of - 100 Acres - Hanson, John: Surveyed 25 Mar 1668 for Zachary Wade beginning at a bound Red Oak near the land called WADESTONE formerly surveyed for him.:

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    1. [S184] semmes, Harry Wright Newman.

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