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

Walter Davis

Male Bef 1654 - Bef 1679  (< 25 years)


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  • Name Walter Davis 
    Born Bef 1654  St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Bef 24 Oct 1679  William & Mary Parish, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I012690  Tree1
    Last Modified 4 Dec 2020 

    Father Maryland Davis 
    Family ID F06389  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary MNU Davis,   b. Abt 1658, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jan 1700/01, William & Mary Parish, Charles County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 43 years) 
    Married Abt 1674  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Sarah Davis,   b. Between 1674 and 1676, William & Mary Parish, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1707, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 34 years)
     2. Anne Davis,   b. Abt 1677, William & Mary Parish, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1739, William & Mary Parish, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 63 years)
     3. Jane Davis,   b. Abt 1679, William & Mary Parish, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1726, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 48 years)
    Last Modified 4 Dec 2020 
    Family ID F07153  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • have not found a court record for Walter Davis death.

      Wherever he signed his name, it appears as DAVIES.
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      Jan 1676/7. At the court held in Charles County Elizabeth SMOOT "by the consent of Captain William BARTON one of the overseers of the estate of Richard SMOOT late of Charles County deceased" was placed under the guardianship of Elizabeth wife of Henry BONNER till she arrives at the age of 16 years or marriage and said Elizabeth BONNER to learn the orphan to read and write and not to work without the house... Edward SMOOT chose Thomas TAYLOR to be his guardian, and Richard SMOOT chose Walter DAVIS. (Newman, page 8)

      20 Jan 1677 Walter DAVIS of Charles County, the greatest creditor of Richard SMOOT, appeared in court and declared that the overseers "would not to further intermeddle with goods". Furthermore, he stated that Richard SMOOT, the eldest son, was then of age sufficient to select his own guardian and that he had chosen him. The judge ordered that the goods and chattels of Richard SMOOT be transferred to Walter DAVIS. (Newman, page 8)

      20 Jan 1677. Letter from Walter DAVIS from Philip CALVERT: " understand that William BARTON Jr. hath intermeddled with goods of Richard SMOOT and not fit to administer. He brought an inventory which I ordered to be recorded ... The orphans are under your care now and I desire you to look after them". (Newman, page 8)

      15 May 1677. Inventory of the personal estate of Richard SMOOT Sr. was appraised by John CAGE and George CREDUCLE on May 15, 1677, with William BARTON Jr., as the executor. (Newman, page 8)

      18 Jul 1677 Captain Humphrey WARREN in court exhibited the bond of Walter DAVIS, the administrator of Richard SMOOT Sr., deceased, with John HATER and Robert INGLESBY as the sureties. (Newman, page 8)

      24 Oct 1679 Maryland Probate Records. 6.504. #28433. Accounting of the estate of Richard SMOOTHE, decd. Payments to: [not yet extracted]. Distribution to: orphans (unnamed). Administratrix: Mary DAVIS.
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      Richard Smoot established his seat on the tract known as "The Hills" in Pickawaxon Hundred, where he eventually became the proprietor of one of the largest landed estates in the hundred. About 1650 he received from his father 200 acres of land adjoining the estate of Francis Pope on the Wicomico River, which he later conveyed to his neighbor Giles Thompkinson. In 1656 he assigned a portion of "Attwickes' Purchase" on the Wicomico, which had been patented by his father, to Thomas Mitchell who later conveyed to Humphrey Attwickes. The latter in 1662 sold to Thomas Peircy, at which time the transfer was acknowledged by his wife Elizabeth Attwickes. This tract in 1676 became the subject of a suit in chancery, with Bridget Legatt, widow of John Legatt, as the defendant. In 1667 Richard Smoot patented "Free Booty" of 50 acres lying on the west side of the Wicomico near the land of Thomas Smoot. In 1674 he received a warrant for "Smoot's Purchase" of 100 acres in St. Mary's County.

      At the lawsuit emanating from the estate of Captain William Batten in 1671/2, Richard Smoot served on the jury.

      The inventory of the personal estate of Richard Smoot Sr. was appraised by John Cage and George Creducle on May 15, 1677, with William Barton Jr., as the executor.

      The following letter of the same date to Walter Davis was signed by Philip Calvert: "I understand that William Barton Jr. hath intermeddled with goods of Richard Smoot and not fit to administer. He brought an inventory which I ordered to be recorded ... The orphans are under your care now and I desire you to look after them".

      On July 18, 1677, Captain Humphrey Warren in court exhibited the bond of Walter Davis, the administrator of Richard Smoot Sr., deceased, with John Hater and Robert Inglesby as the sureties
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      John Cage 7A.151 A CH #23860 #23860 Jul 21 1680
      Payments to: William Barrat, Joseph Pile, William Calvert, Esq,, Henry Hardy, Thomas Hussey, Francis Greene, Mr. Faning, Henry Renolds, Elinor Bayne, Thomas Wilder, William Lee paid to Randall Brandt, Thomas Teekrill, Matthew Hill, Thomas Helgar, John Butler, Walter Davies, Robert Masson, Timothy Richeson, Col, Rozier, Humphry Warren, Christopher Tomlin, estate of Charles Gregory paid to Thomas Notley, Esq.
      Executrix: Susannah Clipsham(relict), now wife of Thomas Clipsham. (married immediately after deceased's death)
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      Calendar of Wills, Vol 1, 1635-1685: Bullock, Francis Will dates 01 Jul 1668, Probate 08 Sep 1669:
      To MATTHEW BROOKES, personalty;
      Mother Jane Bullock of England, residuary legatee;
      Exrs. JOHN HATCH, ROBERT ROWLAND;
      Test: WALTER DAVIES, Richard Lowder (CLOUD).