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

Thomas "Carpenter" Simpson

Male 1682 - 1735  (53 years)


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  • Name Thomas "Carpenter" Simpson  [1
    Born 1682  Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 19 Feb 1734/35  Prince William County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I020528  Tree1
    Last Modified 29 Jul 2021 

    Father John 'Stafford' Simpson,   b. 1645, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 1709 and 1720, Aquia Creek, Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years) 
    Mother Mary Thompson,   b. 1647, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1696, Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 49 years) 
    Married Abt 1672  Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F12572  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Elizabeth Baxter,   b. Abt 1690, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1720, Prince William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 31 years) 
    Married Abt 1706  Prince William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. William Simpson,   b. 1706, Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 1794 and 1800, Prince William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)
     2. Mary Simpson,   b. Between 1706 and 1713, Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1763, Fairfield County, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 58 years)
     3. Baxter Simpson,   b. Aft 1716, Prince William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1777, Fairfax County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 61 years)
     4. Thomas Simpson,   b. Aft 1717, Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Nov 1740, Prince William County, Virginia - Executor Bond Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 21 years)
     5. Anne Simpson,   b. Aft 1720, Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 29 Jul 2021 
    Family ID F12591  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Jane MNU Simpson,   d. Aft 1749, Fairfax County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Bef 1733  Prince William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 29 Jul 2021 
    Family ID F12592  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • See RDS's notes in Volume 2 Simpsons, pg 42 where there is compelling evidence that Thomas "Carpenter" Simpson may be the same person as Thomas Simpson b 1679 and not the son of John Simpson "The Scotsman"
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      Title Simson, Thomas.
      Publication 1734, 1735
      Gen. note Part of index to Prince William County Wills and Administrations (1734-1744) (1778-1800)
      Note p. 16-17. Will rec. 19 Feb. 1734.
      p. 18. Exors bond rec. 19 Feb. 1734.
      p. 63. Inv. & Appr. rec. 19 Nov. 1735.
      Note Will Book C, 1734-1744 (Reel 18)
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      http://simpsonhistory.com/notes/scotsman.html
      Thomas Simpson "Carpenter" wrote his will on 13 October 1734, and was dead by 19 February 1735. (Prince William County, Virginia Wills C, 1734-1744:16-17). A transcript follows:

      In the name of God Amen the thirteenth day of October in the year of our Lord 1734 I Thomas Simson of Prince William County Carpenter being very sick & weak of body but Perfect in mind and memory thanks be to Almighty God for it and calling to mind the mortality of my Body and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die I due make and ordain this my last Will and Testament, that is to say Principally and first of all I give and recomend my soul into the hands of Allmighty God that gave it and for my Body I recomend to the Earth to be buried in a Christian like and decent manner at the descretion of my Executor nothing doubting but at the Generall resurrection I shall receive the same again by the mighty Power of God as touching such worly Estate where with it has pleased God to bless me with in this life I give desire and dispose of the same in the following manner and form.
      Item I give and bequeath unto my oldest son William Simson one hundred and twenty three acres of Land where he is now living on both sides of Sande run.
      Item I give and bequeath unto my son Baxter Simson two hundred acres of Land lying on both sides of Sande Run and adjoining to the to the Land aforesaid of my son William Simson on the uper side one breeding mare my bullet gun one bed bolster one rug and two blankets one Iron Pot six Plates and six spoons.
      Item I give and bequeath to my son Thomas Simson three hundred and Eighty Six Acres of Land lying on the South side of Chapawamsik Creek likewise one breeding mare one feather bed boulster rug and two blankets one Iron Pot six plates and six spoons.
      Item I give and bequeath unto my loving Daughter Mary Woodard one hundred Acres of Land where she is now seated and lying on the North side of Sande run to her and the heirs of her Body forever.
      Item I give and bequeath unto my Daughter Anne Simson after her mother in Laws deceas one cow and calf one feather bed boulster rug and two blankets.
      Item I give and bequeath unto my beloved Grand Children the son and Daughter of Mary Woodward Thomas Woodard and Anne Woodard one you a peace.
      Item I give and bequeath unto my ever loving wife Jane Simson all my Plantation and liberty of one hundred Acres of Land where I now live her life and after her deceas to fall to my son Baxter I also give her the Privileg of the whole track for Timber for the use of the Plantation I also leave my wife all my movable Estate except the legecies herein before mentioned and leave my Wife whole and sole Executor of this my last Will and Testament and further I leave my three Children Baxter Simson and Thomas Simson to be brought up till they come to the age of Eighteen Years and likewise my Daughter Anne till she come of age by my wife Jane Simson I further leave my Daughter Anne to Mary Woodard in case her mother dies before she comes of age I further give unto my wife two negros During her life and after her decease for to be equally divided among my children and I due hereby utterly disallow revoke and disanol all and every other former Testaments Wills and Legecies bequests and Executors by me in any ways before this time named Willed and bequeathed & ratifying and confirming this and no other to be my last Will and Testament in witness Whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seale the day and year above written sind sealed and Delivered in The Presence of us
      I desire my movable Estate may be invetored
      and returned and not aprased His
      Thomas T Simson (SEAL)
      Tho.s ford Mark
      John Robertson
      her
      Mary + Evans
      Mark

      At a Court held for Prince William County the Nineteenth Day of February 1734
      This Will was presented into Court by Jane Simson executor therein named who made oath thereto and being proved by the oaths of Thomas Ford and John Robertson two of the witnesses thereto it is admitted to record and on the motion of the said Jane and her performing what is usual in such cases certificate is granted her for obtaining a probate thereof in due form
      Test Catesby Cocke Cl.

      (Thomas Simson's Mark looked like a large T with a backwards S superimposed upon its leg).
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      Beginning at a White Oak page 183

      179 GRIFEN, WALTER 409 21 October 1728 NN B:156 Branches of Occoquan.

      Devised by will to Thomas Simpson for his lifetime, this land went to Elizabeth Hogan, only sister and heir at law of Walter Griffen. Her husband, William Hogan, conveyed 17 August 1733 to Mary Griffin widow of Walter, "now wife of Lewis Ellzey," for 20. (Pr. Wm. Deeds B:99)

      Lewis Ellzey and Mary his wife sold 19 June 1734 to Lawrence Debutts. (Pr. Wm. Deeds B:308) Lawrence Debuts, St. Mary's County, Maryland, sold to Samuel Reney, Cople Parish, Westmoreland. (Fx. Deeds A:96 17 November 1743)

      Samuel Remy, Lunesburg Parish, Richmond County, sold to John Sanford, Cople Parish, Westmoreland County. (Fx. Deeds A:192. 21 June 1744)

      In 1774 this 'tract was called "Walter Griffin, now Hardige Lane and Demsey Carrols." (Fx. Deeds L:145)

      === Contributed by Donna Cooper

      November 19, 1734. John FERGUSON, bondsman for Jane SIMPSON, executrix of Thomas SIMPSON, deceased, of Prince William County, Virginia (Will Book 3, page 18) Thomas SIMPSON Will executed October 13, 1734, proved November 19, 1734

      July 27, 1741. John TURLEY and Joseph JACOBS, appraised the Estate of Thomas SIMPSON of Prince William County, Virginia
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      Beginning at a White Oak page 184
      93 GRIFFIN, WALTER JR. ,GRIFFIN, BENJAMIN 35G 3 April 1719 NN 5:199
      Head branches Popeshead Run between uppermost great fork of said run.

      By death of Benjamin this tract came to Walter who, by will, devised 100 acres to James Halley and the residue to Thomas Simpson during his life. At the death of Simpson the land went to Griffin's sister Elizabeth Hogan who sold to Mary Griffen 17 August 1733.

      Henry S. Halley and Thomazin Ellzey applied to have tract of land divided which Walter Griffin died seized of. Henry S. Halley had been allotted 100 acres at the northern end. The deed mentions the "old bed of Popeshead Run." (Fx. Deeds L2:112. 17 April 1810)

      Walter Griffin's Rolling Road was one of the first named roads in Fairfax County. Braddock Road, westward from Cx Road, takes the approximate route of Griffin's Rolling Road. For more information about the road see Smith, Centreville, pp. 3-8.

      In 1788 James Halley gave a deposition. He stated that he was age 81 and fifty five years ago his uncle Walter Griffin told. . . . (Land Causes 1789-1793, Prince William County, p. 399) A Walter Griffin married the widow of Thomas Baxter. (Stafford County Wills z:50, 1700)
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      Beginning at a White Oak page 185
      68 GUESS, JOSEPH 280 7 November 1715 NN 5:98 North Run Pohick adjacent Thomas Simpson.

      Ralph Falkner, Iron Master, Baltimore County, Maryland, sold to Thomas Due, planter, this 280 grant plus 106 acres of Brechin grant for 120 current money of Virginia. (Fx. Deeds 0:44. 15 May 1740)

      Robert Dew and Hester his wife sold for 90 to James Keen 193 acres on North Run Pohick, part of tract Thomas Dew bought of Ralph Falkner and devised to his son Robert Dew by will. (Fx. Deeds D:592. 11 June 1759)
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      RE: Beginning at a White Oak page 245-249
      83 SIMPSON, THOMAS 423 6 June 1717 NN 5:141 Both sides Sandy Run.

      Thomas Simpson, Carpenter, devised to his oldest son, William, 123 acres of land on both sides Sandy Run, where "he is now living." To son Baxter he devised 200 acres on both sides Sandy Run; to Mary Woody ad 100 acres north side Sandy Run where she lives. (Pr. Wm. Will Book C:16. 13 October 1734)

      Thomas Woodward of Fairfax County sold 9 November 1756 for 15 to John Robertson 100 acres, part of 423 devised to daughter Mary Woodward who is now espoused to said John Robertson. (Fx. Deeds D:352)

      Baxter Simpson deeded to his son James his part of this grant (200 acres) 16 March 1792. (Fx. Deeds U:325)

      Baxter, Gilbert, Richard Sr. and Jr., and William Simpson were on Green's 1749 list of tithables. Many Simpsons voted, were on the rent rolls and had accounts at Colchester.

      Richard Simpson and Thomas Ford were ordered to procession land between Occoquan and Pohick on the upper side of Ox Road as far up as Popeshead in 1742. In 1751 their territory was described as from Sandy Run to Popeshead and the Branches of Difficult. Moses Simpson and James Halley, Sr., were ordered in 1767 and 1771 to procession the land between Occoquan, the Ox Road and the county line. George Simpson and William Keen in 1771 were assigned territory between Ox Road and Back lick Road. (Minutes of the Vestry, Truro Parish)

      SIMSON, JOHN - See SIMPSON, JOHN - 627 acres.

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      STAFFORD COUNTY VA DEED & WILL BOOK 1689 - 1693; THE ANTIENT PRESS
      p. 217a KNOW ALL MEN by these presents that Whereas I HUGH TOMLINSON haveinge made sale to Mr. HENRY THOMPSON of three hundred acres of lande in ye within Bill of Sale and haveinge by the Last Will and Testament of ye said HENRY THOMPSON given and bequeathed ye said three hundred acres of lande unto ye three Eldest Sons of JOHN SYMPSON of OCOUIA therefore I ye said HUGH TOMLINSON doe by these presents make over the within mentioned three hundred acres of land to ye abovesaid three Eldest Sons of JOHN SYMPSON and their heires according to ye meaninge of ye last Will and Testament of HENRY THOMPSON abovesaid. In Wittness I have sett my hand & Seale this 12th of November 1691
      In presence of JOHN GOWRY. HUGH TOMLINSON WM SMITH

      This said Confirmacon of a Sale of Land made formerly by HUGH TOMLINSON unto said HENRY THOMPSON late of this County deced was accordingly acknowledged in ye County Court of Stafford by him the said HUGH TOMLINSON unto ye Sons of said JOHN SIMSON accordinge to ye purports and true intent of ye Will of the said HENRY THOMPSON deced on ye 13th day of November 1691 & was then recorded
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      Prince William County, Virginia Deeds {June Whitehurst Johnson}: Liber B; 1732-1735; Pages 98-100 Aug.. 16, 1733. William Hogan of Prince William and Elizabeth his wife to Mary Griffin of same, widdow....for 20 lbs. curr. money....409 a....upper side of Piney Br. falling into Popes Head Run being one of the br. of Occoquan....granted to Walter Griffin dec. who by his last will devised to Thomas Simpson for life who being now dead the same reverts to Elizabeth, as only sister and heir of said Walter....deed of lease and release.
      Wm. (W.H.) Hogan
      Eliz. (E) Hogan
      Wit: Geo: Mason, James Gib, W. Watson.
      Rec'd. of Mary Griffin 20 lbs. curr. money Aug. 17, 1733.
      At court Aug. 17, 1733 William Hogan and Elizabeth Hogan acknowledged this release with receipt endorsed to Mary Griffin.
      Pages 100-103. Aug. 16, 1733. William Hogan of Pr. William and Elizabeth is wife to Mary Griffin of same....for 10 lbs. curr. money....315 a....on head br. of Popeshead Run and between the upper most great fork of said run....granted to Walter Griffin Jr. and Benjamin Griffin and by death of Benjamin coming to
      said Walter except 100 a. devised by will of Walter to James Halley and the residue thereof to Elizabeth, only sister and heir of Walter Griffin after death of Thomas Simpson dec. whom the same was devised during life by the Walter Griffin last will ....deed of lease and release. Wm. (W.H.) Hogan
      Eliz. (E) Hogan
      added to deed: (during her natural live and after her dec.
      to the only proper use of Wm. Elzey son of Lewis Elzey and his heirs.
      Wit: Geo. Mason, James Gib, W. Watson.
      Rec'd. of Mary Griffin sum of 10 lbs. curr. money Aug. 17, 1733. At court Aug. 17, 1733 William Hogan and Elizabeth Hogan acknowledged this release with receipt endorsed to Mary Griffin.

      === Contributed by Ralph D. Smith

      May 27, 1734 - Prince William Co., Va. Deeds. Thomas Simpson, carpenter, and Jane his wife, of Prince William Co., sell 250 acres to Catesby Cocke, Gent., of Prince William Co., for 80 pounds. This land was on Occoquon Bay betweeen the mouths of Baxter's Creek and a broad branch, and was adjacent to John Peak's property. Witnesses: Thomas Robinson, Henry Jefferson, William Gossum and Mary Jett. Recorded July 17, 1734.
      Source: Johnson, June W., "Abstracts from Prince William County, Virginia Deed Books, 1731-1735," p. 64. (Prince William Co., Va. Deed Book B, p. 283.)
      ==
      Prince William Co VA Bond Book 1732-1847
      June 19th 1733(D-B1-287)
      Know all men by these presents that I Thomas Simpson of the County of Prince William Carpenter am held and firmly unto Catesby Cocke of the said County gentleman in the sum of one hundred and sixty pounds current money of Virginia to be paid by the said Catesby Cocke or his certain attorney executors or administrators to which payment well and truly to be made I bind my self my heirs executors & administrators firmly by these presents. Sealed with my seal dated the 28th day of May Anno Domini 1734.
      The Condition of this Obligation is such that if the above bound Thomas Simpson his heirs executors and administrators do, and shall from time to time and at all times hereafter well and truly observe perform fullfil & keep all and singular the covenants grants, articles, conditions and agreements which on his and their parts and behalf are or ought to be observed performed fulfilled and kept particularly mentioned or expressed in a certain Indenture of Release bearing even date with these presents and made or mentioned to be made between the above bound Thomas Simpson of the one part and the above named Catesby Cocke of the other part in all things according to the true intent and meaning of the said Indenture. Then this Obligation to be void else to remain in full force and virtue.
      Thomas Simpson (SEAL)
      Sealed & Delivered in presence of:
      Thos Robinson
      William (his mark) Gossum
      Henry (his mark) Jefferson
      Mary Jett
      At a Court held for Prince William County the seventeenth day of July 1734 Thomas Simpson Carpenter acknowledged this bond for performance of covenants to Catesby Cocke gentleman which on his motion is admitted to record.
      Teste John Gregg, Deputy C.C
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      Prince William Co VA Bond Book 1732-1847
      February 19th 1734 (C-18)
      Know all Men by these Presents that we Jane Simpson, John Ferguson and Job Carter are held and firmly bound unto Robert Jones the first Justice in the Commission of Peace for Prince William County for and in behalf and to the sole use and behoof of the Justices of the said County and their successors in the sum of two hundred pounds to be paid to the said Robert Jones his Executors Administrators and Assigns. To which payment well and truly to be made we bind ourselves and every of us our and every of our heirs, executors and administrators jointly and severally
      firmly by these presents. Sealed with our seals dated this nineteenth day of February 1734.
      The Condition of this Obligation is such that if the above bound Jane Simpson executrix of the Last Will and Testament of Thomas Simpson deceased do make or cause to be made a true and perfect Inventory of all and singular the Goods, Chattels, and Credits of the said Deceased, which have, or shall come to the Hands, Possession, or Knowledge of the said Jane Simpson or into the hands or possession of any other person or persons for her and the same so made, do exhibit into the County Court of Prince William at such time as she shall be thereunto required by
      the said Court; and the same Goods, Chattels and Credits, and all other the Goods, Chattels, and Credits of the said Deceased, which at any time shall come to the hands, possession, or knowledge of the said Jane Simpson or into the hands and possession of any other person or persons for her do well and truly administer according to Law; And further do make a just and true account of her Actings and Doings therein, when thereto required by the said Court; and also shall well and truly pay and deliver all the legacies contained and specified in the said Testament, as far as the said Goods, Chattels and Credits, will thereunto extend, and the Law shall charge: Then this Obligation to be void and of none Effect, else to remain in full force and Virtue.
      Sealed, and delivered, in presence of Thomas Robinson
      Jane (X) Simpson SEAL
      John Ferguson SEAL
      Job Carter SEAL
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      Prince William County, Virginia Deeds {June Whitehurst Johnson}: Liber B; 1732-1735;

      ....on Bay of Occoquon....mouth of a little cr. called Baxters Cr. on south side of little or to mouth of a Broad. Br.... to a line of John Peaks... deed of lease and release.
      Tho. (his mark) Simpson
      Wit: Tho. Robinson, Henry (his mark) Jefferson, Wm. (A) Gossum, Mary Jett.
      Recd. of Catesby Cooke 80 lbs. curr. money May 23, 1734.
      At court July 17, 1734 Thomas Simpson acknowledged this release with receipt endorsed to Catesby Cooke and Jane wife of Thomas Simpson relinquished her right of Dower to lands conveyed.
      Pages 287. Thomas Simpson of Pr. Wm., caprenter am held and firmly bound unto Catesby Cooke in sum of 160 lbs. curr. money. May 28, 1734. The condition of this obligation is such that if
      the above bound Thomas Simpson do observe the covenats and agreement which are parts are ought to be observed mentioned in a certain indenture of release between Thomas Simpson and Catesby Cocke according to the true intent and meaning of the said indenture then this obligation to be void else to remain in full force and virture.
      Tho. (T.S.) Simpson
      Wit: Tho. Robinson, Wm. (M) Gossum, Henry Jefferson, Mary Jett. At court July 17, 1734 Thomas Simpson acknowledged this bond to Catesby Cocke.

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