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

John Simpson

Male Bef 1660 - Bef 1692  (< 32 years)

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  • Name John Simpson 
    Born Bef 1660 
    Gender Male 
    Died Bef 21 Mar 1691/92  Upper Machodoc, Washington Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I136919  Tree1
    Last Modified 29 Nov 2021 

  • Notes 

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      1684/5-1685/6 Westmoreland County, Virginia Order Book, Part 4 [John Frederick Dorman];
      Page 475 [6 Jan. 1685/6]
      John Simson [Simpson] the executor of Joseph Hudnutt proved the will of Hudnutt by the witnesses thereunto and prayed to have administration granted to him, which the Court ordered. Richard Youle and Patrick Spence assumed in 10,000 pounds of tobacco apeice for Simson's true performance of the administration. And doe further order that the estate bee appraised the 18th instant by John Pratt, Wm. Cotherell and Edward Mercy, And Mr. Wm. Horton is desired to sweare the appraizers.
      Itt is ordered that Eliz: Hudnutt bee allowed the best bedd and furniture and such personall things as were comonly belonging and used in her chamber.
      1684/5-1685/6 Westmoreland County, Virginia Order Book, Part 4 [John Frederick Dorman];
      Page 488 [17 Feb. 1685/6]
      Coll: Isaac Allerton, High Sherriff of this County, vs. Rice Williams. Upon complaint of the High Sherriffe that hee haveing seized certaine tobaccoes and place the broad arrow on them for the use of his Majestie, Rice Williams against the peace of this Country and his duty to his Majestie take forceably the tobaccoes away and converted them to his owne use. The Court order that Rice Williams be forthwith comitted unto the publick goale,there to remaine without baile or mainprize untill hee hath made full return of the tobacco and alsoe enter into bond for his good abearing to his Majestie and all his leige people and also to make recantation of this his fact in open Court and pay all manner of costs.
      Capt. Law: Washington vs. Jo: Simpson executor of Joseph Hadnutt. Order is granted to Lawrence Washington for 563 pounds of tobacco being soe much due by account. It is ordered that Joseph Hadnutt pay.
      1684/5-1685/6 Westmoreland County, Virginia Order Book, Part 4 [John Frederick Dorman];
      Page 483 [27 Jan. 1685/6]
      Rice W[illia]ms as marrying the relict of Jo: Hadnuts vs. John Symson executor of Hadnut. Complaint being made by the plaintiffs that there was some cattle which was Hadnutt's estate was not brought to appraizement (to witt) three cowes and an yearling, the Court adjudge the cattle to belong to Hadnutt's estate and doe order that the same be appraised
      1685/6-1687 Westmoreland County, Virginia Order Book, Part 5 [John Frederick Dorman];
      Page 573 [27 April 1687]
      Information is given to this Court that John Simpson, executor of Joseph Hadnut, had the administration of the estate granted to him by this Court and Richard Youel and Patrick Spence did assume with Simson in 10,000 pounds of tobacco; that Simson hath not entered into bond, neither brought in an inventory nor performed anything further required by law.
      The Court order that Richard Youle and Patrick Spence be summoned to shew cause why judgment should not passe against them for their assumption. If Simpson doe not apear at the next Court, produce an inventory and doe all other things required, they will repose the trust of Hadnutt's estate in some other person and impose a fine of 1000 pounds of tobacco on him for his contempt.
      1685/6-1687 Westmoreland County, Virginia Order Book, Part 5 [John Frederick Dorman];
      Page 588 [26 May 1687]
      Thomas Kirton per information vs. John Symson, Richd. Youell and Patrick Spence. John Symson, executor of Jno: Hadnutt, lives in the County of Stafford and process from this Court against his securities Richard Youell and Patrick Spence, who desire time to bring him to this Court, the Court order that at the next Court Symson apear and that all matters be referd till that time.
      1691-1699 Westmoreland County, Virginia Deeds-Wills No. 2; [John Frederick Dorman-1801
      Pages 63a-65. 21 March 1691/2. Grant to Rice Williams of Washington Parish, Westmoreland County, of 107 acres in said parish upon Machodick Damm and upon the land of John Right [Wright], the land of Mr. Robert Housen, deceased, and upon the land of Henry Archwell, formerly in possession of Joseph Hadmill [Hadnutt] and one Simpson, joint tenants, both deceased without heirs, by reason whereof the said land escheated to the Lords Proprietors and Mr. John Withers of Stafford County petitioning for the fifth preference thereof hath obtained the fifth grant, who hath assigned over his right to the lands unto Rice Williams, 28 July 1691 ... by survey under the hand of Mr. Alexander Spence, surveyor, 11 July 1691.
      Phillip Ludwell

      http://image.lva.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/GetLONN.pl?first=146&last=&g_p=G1&co llection=NN Grant
      Title Williams, Rice.
      Publication 21 March 1691/1692.
      Other Format Available on microfilm. Northern Neck Grants, reels 288-311.
      Note Location: Westmoreland County.
      Description: 107 acres escheat land. Formerly belonging to Joseph Hadnutt one Sympson joint tenants, both decd. Lying upon Matchotick dam, adjoins the land of John Wright, Robt. Howson, decd. and Henry Ashwell.
      Source: Northern Neck Grants No. 1, 1690-1692, p. 144-145 (Reel 288).
      Recorded survey available. Northern Neck Grants No. 1, 1690-1692, p. 146 (Reel 288).

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