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

Matthew Compton

Male 1709 - 1770  (61 years)


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  • Name Matthew Compton 
    Birth 26 Jun 1709  William & Mary Parish, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Death 3 Sep 1770  St. Mary's County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I7670  Tree1
    Last Modified 5 Apr 2024 

    Father Matthew Compton,   b. 1671, William & Mary Parish, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 15 Sep 1747, William & Mary Parish, Charles County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 76 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Susannah Briscoe,   b. Abt 1684, William & Mary Parish, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 11 Jan 1739, William & Mary Parish, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location (Age ~ 55 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Marriage 1701  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F5245  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Rachel Howard,   b. 1714, William & Mary Parish, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this locationd. Aft 1784, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location (Age > 71 years) 
    Marriage 31 Dec 1735  Trinity Parish, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Tabitha Compton,   b. Bef 1732   d. Aft 1757, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location (Age > 27 years)  [Father: natural]
     2. William Compton,   b. 4 Mar 1733, Trinity Parish, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 5 Dec 1807, Trinity Parish, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 74 years)  [Father: natural]
     3. Susannah Compton,   b. 8 Nov 1734, Trinity Parish, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 1745, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 10 years)  [Father: natural]
     4. Stephen Compton,   b. 1736, Trinity Parish, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 20 Nov 1784, Charles County, Maryland - probate Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 48 years)  [Father: natural]
     5. Samuel Compton,   b. 25 Oct 1737, Trinity Parish, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 16 Apr 1765, Charles County, Maryland - probate Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 27 years)  [Father: natural]
     6. Zachariah Compton,   b. 19 Mar 1739, Trinity Parish, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 19 Apr 1790, Culpeper County, Virginia - inventory Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 51 years)  [Father: natural]
     7. Margaret Compton,   b. 27 May 1740, Trinity Parish, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this locationd. Dec 1817, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 77 years)  [Father: natural]
     8. Elizabeth Compton,   b. 21 May 1742, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 14 Mar 1797, Nelson County, Kentucky - probate Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 54 years)  [Father: natural]
     9. Philip Compton,   b. 21 Apr 1744, Trinity Parish, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this locationd. Culpeper County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [Father: natural]
     10. Matthew Compton,   b. 31 Dec 1747, Trinity Parish, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 1810, Culpeper County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 62 years)  [Father: natural]
     11. John Compton,   b. 3 Feb 1749, Trinity Parish, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this locationd. Between 1771 and 1784, Trinity Parish, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 21 years)  [Father: natural]
     12. Susannah Compton,   b. 17 Feb 1750, Trinity Parish, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 11 Nov 1811, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 61 years)  [Father: natural]
     13. Barton Alexander Compton,   b. 2 Dec 1753, Trinity Parish, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  [Father: natural]
     14. Alexander Compton,   b. 16 Sep 1755, Trinity Parish, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this locationd. Aft 1787, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location (Age > 33 years)  [Father: natural]
     15. Edmund Howard Compton,   b. 10 Jun 1759, Trinity Parish, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 28 Mar 1838, Hardin or Nelson County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 78 years)  [Father: natural]
    Family ID F1549  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Last Modified 5 Apr 2024 

  • Notes 
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      COMPTON, Matthew, St. mary's Co. - Feb, 1770; 3 Sept, 1770
      To wife Rachel, Ex.
      To six children Barton Alexander Compton, Edmund Howard Compton, Stephen, Matthew, John,, Susannah Compton,
      Tract: "Worncoat."
      Wit: Robert Slye Wood, Henry Moris, Samuel Briscoe.
      Widow abides by will. 38.53
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      Matthew Compton - 107.184 SM £130.4.9 Oct 24 1770 Oct 10 1771
      Appraisers: Robert Slye Wood, Leo. Briscoe.
      Creditors: Philip Briscoe.
      Next of kin: William Compton, Matthew Compton.
      Executrix: Rachel Compton.
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      Note: All information from Church records and deeds. Children's names are listed in Parish Register of Trinity Episcopal Church in Charles County, Maryland. William, Stephen, and Zachariah, not named in the Parish Register, appear to be eldest sons. Matthew's will names Stephen, Matthew, John, Barton, Alexander, and Edmund Howard. Stephen's will names all except Barton, who it is presumed was dead at that time. Stephen, in his will, refers expressly to "my brother, Zachariah." See "MARYLAND WILLS" by Baldwin for details on above mentioned wills.
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      John Compton 92.338 CH £158.2.4 Dec 20 1765 Aug 14 1766
      Appraisers: Samuel Amery, Zachariah Chunn.
      Creditors: Philip Briscoe, Robert Stewart.
      Next of kin: William Compton, Mathew Compton.
      Administratrix: Margaret Compton.
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      Howard, William Stevens, planter, Charles County, 15th Dec., 1733; 29th Apr., 1734.
      To eld. son Edmund and hrs., plantation at Mattawoman; and personalty.
      To wife Sarah, extx., dwelling plantation during life, at her decease to young. son William and hrs., he dying without issue to eld. son Edmund and hrs.
      To dau. Rachel wife of Mathew Compton, personalty. Residue of estate, after wife's thirds are deducted, to four young. child., viz.: William, Elizabeth, Susannah and Sarah.
      Test: Benjamin Douglas, Sr., Philip Jenkins, Benjamin Douglas, Jr. 21. 55.

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      Mercer Swann 65.462 CH £70.10.10 Nov 11 1758 Nov 16 1758
      Appraisers: Matthew Compton, Joseph Dyson.
      Creditors: Andrew Buchanan, Hezekiah Wheeler.
      Next of kin: Elianor Swann Anne Swann.
      Administrators: Edward Swann, Samuel Swann.
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      COMPTON, MATTHEW, SR., Charles Co. 19 Mar, 1744/5; 15 Sep. 1747
      To son SAMUEL COMPTON., all that pt of my estate he possessed with in Virginia and 2 s.sterl.
      To dau SUSANNA WHITELY, 2 s. sterl.
      To dau dau ELENDER SLYE, 2 s. sterl.
      To grandson MATTHEW COMPTON Parker, 2 s. sterl.
      To son Matthew Compton, rest of estate.
      Wit: George Briscoe, William Howard. MCW 25, 150
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      RIALL, EDWARD, St. Mary's Co. 29 Dec, 1762; 6 Dec, 1763
      To dau. Mary Price, 1 s.
      To my unborn child, one slave; if child dies without issue, then to grandchildren, John and Edward Price, the father and mother to have no concern; also to unborn child, tract called Riall's Purchase, 109 A., according as the lease specifies of Chaptico Manor; sd. child dying without hrs., land to be divided between grandchildren John and Edward Price.
      To wife Jane Riall, tract called Riall's Venture, 94 A.
      Exs: Wife and Philip Briscoe.
      Wit: Matthew Compton, Leo Briscoe, Zachariah Compton. Widow does not stand to the will. 31. 1049
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      PLUMER, ZEPHNIA, Frederick Co., planter. 5 Jan, 1767; 16 Jan, 1767
      To bro. Jeremiah Plumer, clothing.
      To sister Donesphlar (?) {sic Drusilla} 5 lbs., to be paid by Daniel Veach.
      To mother, cattle.
      To sister Mary,
      Ex: Daniel Veatch.
      Wit: Mathew Compton, Thomas Rays. 35. 88
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      PLUMER, DRUSILLA, Frederick Co. 10 Mar, 1767; 13 Apr, 1767
      To Mathew Compton, cattle and the legacy my bro. Zephariam Plumer left me in his will.
      Ex: Mathew Compton.
      Wits Samuel Henson, Mary Henstone. 35. 204

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      Charles County Court Records, August 1741 Court, Liber T#2, Page 243.
      Pursuant to the order of last Aug CC Court, Commission issued on Aug 16, 1740 to Saml Hanson Jr, William Eilbeck, Wm McFerson Sr, Richard Gambra of CC, Gent (not being any way related to the petitioner, contiguous proprietor, nor interested in sd land), to examine witnesses touching the bounds of a tract of land in CC called Guisborough in possession of Matthew Cumpton Jr.
      And now here, Richard Gambra and William McFerson, return to this Court the Commission with the following certificate & the subsequent deposition -
      We hereby certify that on Mar 30, 1741, we met on the premises within mentioned, and took 1 deposition relating to the bounds of the within land. Signed - Richard Gambra, Will'm McFerson.
      CC, Mar 30, 1741. The deposition of Terrence Bryan, age about 64, who declares that about 20 years ago, Mr Edmd Howard Sr showed a tree fallen down and rotten, on a stony knoll on the south side of a branch, and put his cane thereon and told him it was a gum and was the beginning tree of his land and that he intended to put a locust post in the place thereof, which knoll is now shown by this deponent. Also, this deponent further says that he lived upon the plantation and land about 7 years.
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      Charles County Court Records, November 1741 Court, Liber T#2, Page 267. The Justices of this Court do appoint the several persons following, Constables of the respective hundreds within CC for the ensuing year, viz -
      Newport East side - Matthew Compton.
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      Charles County Court Records, March 1742/3 Court, Liber T#2, Page 508
      Mathew Compton Jr, his petition for Commission to prove the bounds of a tract of land called Wilton, in the possession of Francis Walker and Thomas Pettit is, by consideration of the Justices here, ordered to be rejected.
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      Charles County Court Records, March 1742/3 Court, Liber T#2, Page 509.
      Mathew Compton Jr, by his petition to this Court, sets forth that he is seized of a tract of land in CC called Boadin {BOYDEN}, the bounds whereof are ancient and need to be perpetuated, and therefore prays that a Commission may issue for that purpose. Ordered that Commission issue, returnable here, to John Winter, George Hatton, Charles Love, & Samuel Love Jr, of CC, Gent, to examine witnesses to prove and perpetuate the memory of the bounds of the sd land.
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      Charles County Land Record Book A#2, 1752-1756; Page (193). May 25, 1754 from Mathew Compton of CC, planter, and Rachael, his wife, to Thomas Beall of CC, planter, for 6229 lbs of tobacco, part of a tract of land called Gisbrough, lying in CC, and bounded by Mathew Martain, containing about 164 acres. Signed - Mathew Compton, Rachael (R her mark) Compton. Wit - Jno Winter, Jas Nivison. Rachael Compton also acknowledged this deed. Recorded Jun 17, 1754.
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      Charles County Land Record Book A#2, 1752-1756; Page (195). May 25, 1754 from Mathew Compton of CC, planter, and Rachael, his wife, to Mathew Martain of CC, planter, for 7123 lbs of tobacco, part of a tract of land called Gisbrough, lying in CC, bounded by the Sanddy field Branch, Edelen's line, containing and laid out for about 56 acres. Signed - Mathew Compton, Rachel (R her mark) Compton. Wit - Jno Winter, Jas Nivison. Rachael Compton relinquished her right of dower to the lands within mentioned. Recorded Jun 17, 1754.
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      Charles County Land Record Book A#2, 1752-1756; Page (197). May 25, 1754 from Mathew Compton of CC, planter, and Rachael, his wife, to Richard Slater of CC, carpenter, far 1898 lbs of tobacco, part of a tract of land called Gisbrough, lying in CC, bounded by the run of Sanddy old field Branch, containing and laid out for about 50 acres.
      Signed - Mathew Compton, Rachael (R her mark) Compton. Wit -
      Jno Winter, Jas Nivison. Rachael Compton also acknowledged this deed. Recorded Jun 17, 1754.
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      1642-1753 Rent Rolls Charles County MD Hundred - Port Tobacco: Rent Roll page/Sequence: 314-82: GUISBOROUGH: 370 acres; Possession of - 370 Acres - Howard, Edmund : Surveyed 29 May 1689 for William Dent beginning at a bound gum the end of the S.W. line of Bennett Hoskins land called FRIENDSHIP: Other Tracts Mentioned: FRIENDSHIP;
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      Charles County Land Record Book G#3, 1756-1761; Page 103. Sep 1, 1757 from Mathew Compton of CC, planter, to William Compton of CC, for 6000 lbs of crop tobacco, part of a tract of land in CC called Wilton, containing and now laid out for about 140 acres. Signed - Mathew Compton. Wit - Jno Winter, Dan Jenifer. Rachaell, the wife of Mathew Compton, acknowledged this deed. Recorded Sep 7, 1757.
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      1642-1753 Rent Rolls Charles County, Maryland Hundred - Newport: Rent Roll page/Sequence: 369-56: WILTON: 400 acres; Possession of - 400 Acres - Vaudry, John: : Surveyed 20 Sept 1660 for John Pile and assigned & patented in the name of William Halbon the North side the main fresh that falls into Birds Creek: Conveyance notes - 100 Acres - Thomas Petite from William Ward; 8 March 1742
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      1642-1753 Rent Rolls Charles County MD Hundred - Port Tobacco: Rent Roll page/Sequence: 314-82: GUISBOROUGH: 370 acres; Possession of - 370 Acres - Howard, Edmund : Surveyed 29 May 1689 for William Dent beginning at a bound gum the end of the S.W. line of Bennett Hoskins land called FRIENDSHIP: Other Tracts Mentioned: FRIENDSHIP;
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      1642-1753 Rent Rolls Charles County MD Hundred - Newport: Rent Roll page/Sequence: 371-65: BOYDEN: 80 acres; Possession of - 80 Acres - Compton, John: Surveyed 8 Jan 1666 for John Vandere at a marked poplar one of the Northernmost line tree of William Hall: Conveyance notes - Matthew Compton Jr. from Compton, Matthew Sr.; 3 Feb 1747

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