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

Francis Simpson

Male Aft 1735 - 1794  (< 57 years)


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  • Name Francis Simpson 
    Born Aft 1735  Brunswick Parish, King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Aug 1794  Spotsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I41882  Tree1
    Last Modified 4 Aug 2022 

    Father John Simpson,   b. Bef 1715, Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Mar 1745, Brunswick Parish, King George County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 30 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Elizabeth Naylor,   b. 25 Sep 1712, North Farnham Parish, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1739, Brunswick Parish, King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 26 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 6 Aug 1735  Brunswick Parish, King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    Family ID F11624  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary MNU Simpson,   d. Aft 1781, Spotsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Spotsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Catherine Simpson,   b. Abt 1749, Spotsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1794, Four Mile Creek, Clark County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 45 years)  [natural]
     2. Francis Simpson,   b. 1760, Spotsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Mar 1837, Clark County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)  [natural]
     3. Molly Simpson,   b. 1762, Spotsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1850, Barren County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)  [natural]
     4. Sarah Simpson,   b. Bef 1752, St. George's Parish, Spotsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1772, St. George's Parish, Spotsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 22 years)  [natural]
     5. Gerrard Simpson,   b. 1768, Spotsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     6. Abraham Simpson,   b. Bef 1772, Spotsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Oct 1823, Fayette County, Kentucky - probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 51 years)  [natural]
     7. Claiborne Simpson,   b. Abt 1780, Spotsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     8. Elizabeth Simpson,   b. 1781, Spotsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
    Last Modified 4 Aug 2022 
    Family ID F26010  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      1772-1798 Spotsylvania County, Virginia Will Book E, Administration Bonds; [William Armstrong Crozier]; £600 Tilley Emerson, admr. of Francis Simpson, decd., with Edwd. Herndon, Jr., and Reuben Hudson, sec. Jany. 6, 1795.
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      1772-1798 Spotsylvania County, Virginia Will Book E, Guardian Bonds; [William Armstrong Crozier]; page 81 Edwd. Hermdon quard. to Gerrard Simpson, Claiborne Simpson, and Elizabeth Simpson, orphs. of Francis Simpson, with Thomas Stracher and Wm Simpson, Sec. Jul 7, 1795.
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      7 Jul 1795...Edward Herndon, named guardian of Gerrad, Claiborne and Elizabeth Simpson, orphans of Francis Simpson. Thomas Strachen and William Simpson sign as security for the 300 pound bond.

      6 Aug 1795...Nicholas Hawkins posts $1000 bond as guardian of James Hawkins his child and grandson of Francis Simpson, decd....Tilley Emerson as security. (Tilley Emerson was the brother-in-law of the Francis Simpson, who moved to Kentucky in the1790's, as did Emerson. the Francis noted here, may have been the father or uncle of the younger Francis)

      2 Feb 1796...Nicholas Hawkins as guardian for James Hawkins posts additional 100 pound bond with William Simpson as security.
      It is worth noting that the name Herndon occurs a number of times in instruments relating to the Simpson, including Edward being named as guardian of three orphan childen of Francis Simpson. Additionally Edward, perhaps Sr,. is listed as security in the matterof the estate of Abraham Simpson, decd.

      Then there is the item in which a Nicholas Hawkins post a bond as guardian for his son James, who is listed as a grandson of Francis Simpson, decd

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      1771-1774 Spotsylvania County, Virginia Deed Book H; [William Armstrong Crozier];
      1772..Francis (x) Simpson and Mary sell 200 acres to Thomas Pettit...Brock and Chew witnesses.
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      1774-1782 Spotsylvania County, Virginia Deed Book J; [William Armstrong Crozier];
      1778..Alexander Spotswood (for whom the county was named) leases 170 acres in St. George's Parish to John and Frances Simpson and his uncle Francis.

      1779-80..John and Frankey (prob. Francis) sell 274 acres including Simpson's Ordinary (on the main road from Fredericksburg to Orange and Culpepper Cos). Mentions that property had belonged to Abraham.

      1795..Tilley Emerson is named administrator for Francis estate, with a Herndon as security.

      1795..Edward Herndon is guardian of Gerrard, Claiborne and Elizabeth, orphans of Francis, desc.

      1795..Nicholas Hawkins post bond as guardian of James Hawkins, grandson of Francis, with Tilley Emerson as security.

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      1794-1797 Spotsylvania County, Virginia Deed Book O; [William Armstrong Crozier];
      Deed book O. page 478 1794-1794 March 24, 1795 Joseph Brock and Mary Beverley his wife, of Spots. County, to Tilly Emerson of same Co. 75 A. purchased of Genl. Alexander Spotswood and Col. Gawin Corbin in Spots. County, etc witnesses: J. Broch, Nimrod Branham, Daniel Branham, Benj. Stubblefield, Edwd. Herndon, Thomas Minor. O. Fowles. September 1, 1795

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      WILL OF JOHN SIMPSON
      In the Name of God Amen: I John Simpson of Brunswick Parish in the County of King George being in perfect senses and memory do make and ordain this my Last Will and Testament.
      Item: I give to my son Abraham Simpson one suit of cloaths, one cow and calf which was formerly called his and one small gun and sword.
      Item: I give to my son Francis Simpson one suit of good cloaths.
      Item: I give or lend all my whole estate to my Loving Wife Mary Simpson so long as she remains my widdow, for the maintenance and bringing up [of] my small children but if she should marry again then my will and desire is that my estate may be equally divided amongst my wife and children or at her death to be equally amongst my children.
      Lastly I do here nominate and appoint my brother William Simpson and my Loving Wife Mary Simpson Executor and Executrix of this my Last Will & Testament whereof I hereunto set my hand and seal this tenth day of January 1744/5.

      His
      John III Simpson
      Mark
      Sign'd & Declared by the said ) John Simpson to be his last ) will and Testament in Presence of
      Her
      Pricilla [P] Mullikan
      Mark
      His
      Burton [X] Mullikan
      Mark
      Samuel Angell

      At a Court held for King George County on Friday March 1st 1744/5.
      The Last Will & Testament of John Simpson, Deceased, was presented into Court by William Simpson his Executor who made oath thereto and the same was proved by the oaths of Burton Milligan and Sam- Angell& admitted to record, the said William Simpson with John Pattison entred into Bond in the sum of One Hundred Pounds for the same. Mary Simpson his Widdow & Relict came into Court and declared her refusal to stand to her said husband's will whereupon it is ordered that the said Executor account with her for her part of the said estate according to law.
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      1766-1771 Spotsylvania County, Virginia Deed Book G; {William Armstrong Crozier}:
      Jany. 31, 1769. Thomas Crutcher of Caroline Co. and Sarah, his wife, to Francis Simpson of Spts. Co. £20 curr. 200 a. in Spts. Co. Jos. Brock, John Harrison, Thomas Crutcher, junr. Septr. 4, 1769.
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      1771-1774 Spotsylvania County, Virginia Deed Book H; {William Armstrong Crozier}:
      June 21, 1771. Wm. Fitzhugh of Stafford Co., Esqr., and Ann, his wife, to Francis Simpson of Spts. Co. £55 curr. 115 a. in St. Geo. Par., Spts. Co. Clis. Carter, Ben. Gwinn, James Benson, Jno. Brock, B. Johnston, Phillip Somerby, Jos. Brock. June 21, 1771.
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      1771-1774 Spotsylvania County, Virginia Deed Book H; {William Armstrong Crozier}:
      March 28, 1772. Francis x Simpson and Mary, his wife, of Spts. Co., to Thomas Pettit, of same county. £25 curr. 200 a. in Spts. Co. Jos. Brock, Robt. Chew, Jno. Brock, Jno. Chew, jr.
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      1771-1774 Spotsylvania County, Virginia Deed Book H; {William Armstrong Crozier}:
      Novr. 22, 1771. Wm. Hunter, of Spts. Co., to John Simpson, junr., of same Co. £100 curr. 58 a. in St. Geo. Par., Spts. Co., conveyed by Wm. Bledsoe to John Taliaferro, by Deeds, Oct. 6, 1730, etc. Witnesses, Francis Taliaferro, John Thornton, Jos. Brock, Francis Simpson, John Harrison, D. Simpson. May 21, 1772.
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      1771-1774 Spotsylvania County, Virginia Deed Book H; [William Armstrong Crozier];
      March 28, 1772. Francis x Simpson and Mary, his wife, of Spts. Co., to Thomas Pettit, of same county. £25 curr. 200 a. in Spts. Co. Jos. Brock, Robt. Chew, Jno. Brock, Jno. Chew, jr.
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      1774-1782 Spotsylvania County, Virginia Deed Book J; [William Armstrong Crozier];
      May 21, 1778. Alexander Spotswood, Esqr., to John Simpson. Lease. 107 a. in St. Geo. Par., Spts. Co. "John Simpson, his wife, Frances, and his uncle, Francis," etc. 628 lbs. tob. yearly. No witnesses. May 21, 1778.

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      The Virginia Genealogist Volume 29, 1985 [John Frederick Dorman] Page 135
      1775-1803 British Mercantile Claims
      Claims of Heslop & Blair [p. 70]:
      Francis Simpson, Spotsylvania. £0.11.3, account.
      He died in Spotsylvania in Aug. 1794 and left a very good estate, more than sufficient to pay all his debts.
      His acting executor was Tilley Emerson of the same county, who removed to the state [sic] about 1796. He now
      resides in Fayette County about 12 miles of Lexington. Nearly all the legatees of Francis Simpson have likewise removed to Kentucky. Every British claim against Francis Simpson, if just, might have been recovered before his death. He was always reputed a very honest man, remarkably punctual in the payment of his debts, and was generally said to have money at command. If the British claims against him have been lost it can only be imputed to the negligence of the creditors or their agents. Wm. Simpson of Spotsylvania was a near relation of Fras: Simpson.

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