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

James Smallwood

Male 1668 - 1723  (~ 55 years)


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  • Name James Smallwood 
    Born Oct 1668  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 12 Dec 1723  Charles County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I007882  Tree1
    Last Modified 25 May 2020 

    Father James Smallwood,   b. 1638, Cheshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jan 1714/15, Charles County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Mother Hester Evans,   b. 1645, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Mar 1693/94, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 49 years) 
    Married Abt 1664  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F00981  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary Boyden,   b. Bef 1676, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1750, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 76 years) 
    Married 1703  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Anne Smallwood,   b. 1704, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Mar 1729/30, Charles County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 26 years)
     2. Eleanor Smallwood,   b. 1704, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jun 1770, Charles County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)
     3. John Smallwood,   b. 1705, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Dec 1770, Charles County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)
     4. James Smallwood,   b. 1706, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Jan 1767, Charles County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years)
     5. Matthew Smallwood,   b. 1706, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Jan 1764, Charles County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years)
     6. Lydia Smallwood,   b. 1708, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1763, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 54 years)
     7. William Smallwood,   b. 1710, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1776, Granville County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 67 years)
    Last Modified 25 May 2020 
    Family ID F02001  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • James b. October 1668, m. Mary Boyden Griffin, daughter of John Boyden, widow w/ son James Griffin, had children: Ann, Elenor, John, William, Matthew, James & Lydia
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      Charles County Land Records, Liber C#2 Page 135
      26 Jul 1706; Bill of Exchange frorn Col. James Smallwood on behalf of his son James Smallwood, Jr., to John Godwin, London merchant
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      Smallwood, James, Sr., Charles County, 13th Nov., 1723; 12th Dec., 1723,
      To wife's dau. Elenor --------, sons Mathew and James (at 18 yrs.), dau. Lydia (at 16 or marriage), wife's sons John and William, personalty. Sons Mathew and James to make no bargain until 21 yrs, of age without consent of their mother and their bro. John.
      To wife's sons John, William, Mathew and James and their hrs., tract (unamed) bou. of Maj. Wm. Dent, equally (wife's thirds during life excepted).
      To wife Mary, extx., personalty., including an English woman Mary Daginat.
      Test: Mary Dagnall, James Griffen, Thomas Thomson. MCW 18.209.
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      James Smallwood 9.337 CH 235.13.2 Feb 21 1723 Mar 10 1723
      Appraisers: Richard Tarvin, John Clements.
      Creditors: Daniel Jenifer.
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      James Smallwood 6.137 A CH 235.13.2 17.5.7 Sep 18 1724
      Payments to: William Hoskins, Mr. Daniell Jenifer, D. Brown, Samuell Hanson.
      Executrix: Mary Smallwood.
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      Smallwood, Col. James, Sr., Chas. County, 16th Sept., 1712; 12th Jan., 1714/5.
      To wife Mary,, extx., 2/3 of personal estate on plantation "Bew Plains," in Prince George's Co.,
      To child., viz.., James, Thomas, Prior and Leadstone Smallwood, Mary Tayler and Sarah More, residue of estate on sd. plantation.
      Test: Jno. Done, Jno. Doddson. 14.31
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      Contributed by: James Hughes

      URL: http://www.rootsweb.com/~vastaffo/rentroll4.htm
      URL title: A Quit Rent Roll of 1723
      Note:
      Stafford Co. 1723 Quit Rent Roll

      Smallwood's Heirs
      150
      Lawfully demanded.
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      Charles County Maryland Circuit Court Records, Liber H#2, Page 231
      9 Apr 1719; Recorded at request of John Smallwood:
      10 Mar 1718; Indenture from James Smallwood, planter, to John Smallwood, planter; for 5s; a tract called Totsall adjoining a parcel formerly in possession of Michael Ashford called Maredisly; bounded by the main road, Exchange now in possession of Ralph Shaw and land of James Smallwood; certificate of survey 27 May 1680 for 60 acres; also a parcel called Eltham; bounded by Edmond Lyndsey, Ralph Shaw's Exchange; laid out for 75 acres; /s/ James Smallwood (mark); wit. John Sanders, Stephen Cawood; 20 Mar 1718 James Smallwood ack. Deed
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      Charles County Maryland Circuit Court Records, Liber H#2, Page 471
      29 Nov 1721; Recorded at request of Ledstone Smallwood:
      14 Nov 1721; Indenture from James Smallwood, planter, to his brother Ledstone Smallwood, planter, sons of James Smallwood, dec'd; regarding two tracts of the plantation where James Smallwood, Sr. did dwell; to comply with his father's intent; for 5s; one tract called Welcome; bounded by land formerly belonging to Job Chandler; containing 200 acres; also May Day of 300 acres; [details of patents[; /s/ James Smallwood (mark); wit. W. Howard, Fran. Goodrick, Jr.; 14 Nov 1721 ack. by James Smallwood
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      Charles County Liber L#2 Page 354.
      At the request of Charles Byrne of CC, planter, the following bond was recorded this May 25, 1727.
      We, Mary Smallwood and John Smallwood, executors, of the will of James Smallwood, late of CC, decd, bind ourselves to Charles Byrne and Margery, his wife, of CC, in the penal sum of 100 sterling money of Great Britain, this Jan 5, 1725. The condition of the above obligation is such that, whereas a certain parcel of land formerly belonging to Hugh Thomas, father of the sd Margery, containing 200 acres, part of a tract called Friendship, originally granted unto Bennett Hoskins, Esq, lying on Mattawoman Swamp in CC, was by the reciprocal consent of sd Mary Smallwood and John Smallwood & sd Charles Byrne and Margery, his wife, on Nov 29 last, surveyed & divided by Robert Hanson, surveyor of CC, which sd parcel of land is bounded by the ENE line of William Hoskins' part of the afd tract called Friendship between 2 plantations now in the possession of sd Mary Smallwood & John Smallwood, and divided by a line drawn SSE from a hickory standing in the afd ENE line of William Hoskins, part of Friendship by the side of Piney Branch for the length of 132 perches thru the afd 200 acres of land, now if sd Mary Smallwood & John Smallwood and James Smallwood shall abide by sd division and be content with the easternmost part or moiety of sd parcel of land and not disturb sd Charles Byrne and Margery, his wife, from the peaceable possession of the westernmost part or moiety thereof, then this obligation to be void. Signed - Mary (M her.mark) Smallwood, John (+t+ his mark) Smallwood. Wit - Robt Hanson, Robt Hanson Jr.
      The plat of a parcel of land containing 200 acres, being part of a tract called friendship (shows Byrne's part, 100 acres, and Smallwood's part, 100 acres].
      On Nov 29, 1725, the above land was, at the instance and request of Mary Smallwood & John Smallwood and Charles Byrne and Margery, his wife, surveyed and divided according to the above plat by Robt Hanson, surveyor.
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      Charles County Court Records, November 1742 Court, Liber T#2, Page 469.
      Pursuant to the order of last Aug CC Court, Commission issued, returnable here, to William Middleton, Thomas Hawkins, Samuel Hawkins, and Henry Acton, Gent, to examine witnesses touching the bounds of a tract of land called Hull, lying in CC, in the possession of Mary Cawood, as follows: To William Middleton, Thomas Hawkins, Samuel Hawkins, and Henry Acton, Gent. Whereas Mary Cawood, seized of sd Hull, did, on Aug 10, being in the 28th year of our Dominion, prefer her petition to our Court before Robert Hanson, Gent, and his associates, our Justices within CC, for Commission to examine witnesses to prove and perpetuate the memory of the bounds of sd land, know that we have given you (not being any way related to the petitioner, contiguous proprietor, nor interested in sd land) you authority to examine witnesses as afd. Signed Aug 14, 1742 - Edmd Porteus, Clk.
      And now here, William Middleton, Thomas Hawkins, and Samuel Hawkins, Gent, 3 of the Commissioners afd, return the Commission afd, with a certificate thereon, and subsequent depositions thereunto annexed, viz - We did meet on the within mentioned tract of land called Hull, and there took the depositions of all such witnesses as were offered to us in relation to the bounds thereof. Signed Oct 12, 1742 - William Middleton, T: Hawkins, Sam: Hawkins.

      CC. Oct 8, 1742. John Clubb, aged about 88, who declares that about 40 years ago, he was on a resurvey made by Stephen Cawood, late of CC, decd, and then he understood by sd Cawood and others, that the white oak on which this deponent now lays his hand, to be a bound tree of sd Cawood's land.

      James Griffeth, aged about 50, declares that his father-in-law, James Smallwood, told him that the white oak mentioned in the foregoing deposition, was a bound tree of sd Smallwood's land called Hopewell.

      Stephen Cawood, aged about 42, declares that the white oak on which he now lays his hand, being the same that's mentioned in the above deposition, he was shown by James Smallwood, decd, and Samuel Berry, to be a bound tree of his father, Stephen Cawood, decd's land called Hull.

      William Atchison, aged about 23, declares that the white oak by which he now stands, mentioned in the foregoing depositions, his grandfather, Stephen Cawood, decd, showed him it to be the 2nd bound tree of sd Cawood's land.
      Ignatius Windsor, aged about 23, declares that the white oak mentioned in the several depositions above, Stephen Cawood, decd, showed him to be the 2nd bound tree of the sd Cawood's land.
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      1642-1753 Rent Rolls Charles County MD Hundred - Port Tobacco: Rent Roll page/Sequence: 322-146: ETTHAM: 75 acres; Possession of - 75 Acres - Smallwood, John Col: Surveyed 10 June 1681 for James Smallwood at a black oak the bound tree of Edmund Lindsey's land thence to a bound oak by a run side.: Other Tracts Mentioned: aka Eltham; Conveyance notes - 75 Acres - John Smallwood from James Smallwood; 10 March 1718,
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      1642-1753 Rent Rolls Charles County MD Hundred - Port Tobacco: Rent Roll page/Sequence: 330-202: MAY DAY: 300 acres; Possession of - 300 Acres - Smallwood, James Col: Surveyed 11 Jan 1674 for Edmund Lindsey & assigned Benjamin Rozer at a bound poplar a boundary tree of William Chandler run thence South.: Conveyance notes - 300 Acres - Ledstone Smallwood from James Smallwood; 14 Nov 1721,
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      1642-1753 Rent Rolls Charles County MD Hundred - Port Tobacco: Rent Roll page/Sequence: 322-147: TATTSALL: 60 acres; Possession of - 60 Acres - Smallwood, James Col: :: Surveyed 7 May 1681 for Michael Ashford adjoining to the land called MOORES DITCH at the exterior bound thereof at a White Oak standing by a run: Other Tracts Mentioned: MOORES DITCH; ; ; Conveyance notes - 60 Acres - John Smallwood from James Smallwood; 10 March 1718, 60 Acres - John Smallwood from Michael Ashford; 14 April 1726,, , , ,

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