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

James Simpson

Male 1737 - 1820  (83 years)


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  • Name James Simpson 
    Birth 1737  Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Death 19 Feb 1820  Prince George's County, Maryland - probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I45706  Tree1
    Last Modified 22 Apr 2024 

    Father Joseph Simpson,   b. 1705, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 10 Aug 1782, Prince George's County, Maryland - probate Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 77 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Sarah Noe,   b. 1705, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this locationd. Aft 1782, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location (Age > 78 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Marriage Abt 1725  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F18401  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Priscilla Morris,   b. 1738, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this locationd. Bef 1822, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location (Age < 83 years) 
    Marriage Bef 1763  Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Thomas Simpson,   b. 5 Oct 1763, King George's Parish, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  [Father: natural]
     2. John Simpson,   b. 4 Jun 1765, King George's Parish, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this locationd. Aft 1807, King George's Parish, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location (Age > 43 years)  [Father: natural]
     3. Lewin Simpson,   b. 3 Sep 1767, King George's Parish, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this locationd. Aft 1820, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location (Age > 54 years)  [Father: natural]
     4. Priscilla Simpson,   b. 28 Apr 1773, King George's Parish, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  [Father: natural]
     5. Sarah Anne Simpson,   b. 6 Nov 1775, King George's Parish, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this locationd. Aft 1820, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location (Age > 46 years)  [Father: natural]
     6. Elizabeth Anne Simpson,   b. Abt 1778, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this locationd. Aft 1822, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location (Age ~ 45 years)  [Father: natural]
     7. Anne Simpson,   b. Bef 1783, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this locationd. Aft 1822, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location (Age > 41 years)  [Father: natural]
    Family ID F27509  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Last Modified 22 Apr 2024 

  • Notes 
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      Prince George's County, St. John's and Prince George Parishes Maryland State Census 1776, Page 78
      James Simpson, 39: 12: 10: 8
      Priscilla, 38: 5: 3: 1
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      PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY, MARYLAND WILLS; Liber TT; 1818-1822
      Folio 258 JAMES SIMPSON 02/07/1818; 02/19/1820
      "being sick and weak in body ..."
      Bequeaths to:
      1. Elizabeth Harvey (?) --daughter
      Priscilla Lawler (?) --daughter
      Ann Turter (?) --daughter
      Levin Simpson --son
      -testator desires that Negro man "Isaac" to be sold and the money from the sale applied to the testator's debts and expenses and the surplus to be divided among daughters and son
      -Elizabeth to have Negro girl "Eliza"
      2. Sarah Ann CassIe --daughter
      -to have Negro man "James" Negro boy "Tom" and Negro girl "Kate"
      -to have the remainder of the testator's estate.
      Witnesses: John Fowler
      Henry Manqun (?)
      William Jenkins
      Then came: the three above named subscribers to the will
      Note: the testator signed the will with his mark
      ===
      PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY, MARYLAND WILLS; Liber T No. #1; 1778-1783
      Folio 153 JOSEPH SIMSON 10/29/1780 08/10/1782
      Bequeaths to:
      I. Thomas Simson --son
      -to have all of the land lying on the south side of the main road
      -to have 1 cow big with calf
      2. Juda Simson --daughter
      - to have all the land lying on the north side of the road but not until after widow's death -to have one cow with calf
      3. Lyda Simson --daughter
      - to have 1 large chest and I bed and furn., 1 iron pot
      4. John Simson --son
      -to have I shilling and no more of the estate
      5. William Simson --son
      -to have 1 shilling sterling
      6. Gilbert Simson --son
      -to have 1 shilling sterling
      7. James Simson --son
      -to have 1 shilling sterling
      8. Joseph Simson --son
      -to have I shilling sterling
      9. Elizabeth Simson --daughter
      -to have I shilling sterling
      10. Susannah Simson --daughter -to have I shilling sterling
      11. Anne Simson --daughter
      -to have 1 shilling sterling
      13. Wife
      -to have all of testator's lands for her natural life
      -all legacies are to be paid after widow's decease
      -named executrix of the will
      Witnesses: Henry Humfrey
      Daniel Frazer
      Phillip Locker
      Then came: Daniel Frazer and Phillip Locker
      Note: the testator signed the will with his mark

      === Contributed by Ralph D. Smith

      Oct. 5, 1763 - Thomas Simpson, son of James and Priscilla Simpson, b. Oct. 5, 1765, bapt. Nov. 13, 1763 at King George's Parish, Prince George's Co., Md.
      Sources: (1) Jourdan, Elise G., "Colonial Settlers of Prince George's County, Maryland," Page 313, and (2) Brown, Helen W., "Prince George's County, Maryland, Indexes of Church Registers, 1686-1885," Vol. 1, Page 63

      June 4, 1765 - John Simpson, son of James and Priscilla Simpson, b. June 4, 1765 at King George's Parish, Prince George's Co., Md.

      Sep. 3, 1767 - Lewin Simpson, son of James and Priscilla Simpson, b. Sep. 3, 1767 at King George's Parish, Prince George's Co., Md.

      Apr. 28, 1773 - Priscilla Simpson, dau. of James and Priscilla Simpson, b. Apr. 28, 1773 at King George's Parish, Prince George's Co., Md.

      Nov. 6, 1775 - Sarah Ann Simpson, dau. of James and Priscilla Simpson, b. Nov. 6, 1775 at King George's Parish, Prince George's Co., Md.
      Source: Brown, Helen W., "Prince George's County, Maryland, Indexes of Church Registers, 1686-1885," Vol. 1, Page 62-3.

      1776 - The 1776 Census of St. John's and Prince George's Parishes, Prince George's Co., Md. shows James and Priscilla's family as follows:
      --James Simpson, age 39
      --male, age 12 [son Thomas]
      --male, age 10 [son John]
      --male, age 8 [son Lewin]
      --Priscilla Simpson, age 38
      --female, age 5 [dau. Elizabeth or Ann]
      --female, age 3 [dau. Priscilla]
      --female, age 1 [dau. Sarah Ann]
      --no slaves.
      Source: Brumbaugh, Gaius M., "Maryland Records, Colonial, Revolutionary, County and Church, from Original Sources," Vol. 1, Page 78.

      1790 - James Simpson is in the 1790 Census of Prince George's Co., Md., as follows: 1-1-5-0-0.

      1798 - James Simpson is in the 1798 Federal Direct Tax List of Prince George's Co., Md.

      1800 - James Simpson is in the 1800 Census of Prince George's Co., Md., Page 201, as follows: 00001-00100-01.

      1810 - James Simpson is in the 1810 Census of Piscataway and Hynson Hundreds, Prince George's Co., Md., Page 30, as follows: 00101-00101-0-8.

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