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

William Compton

Male 1733 - 1807  (74 years)


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  • Name William Compton 
    Born 4 Mar 1733  Trinity Parish, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 5 Dec 1807  Trinity Parish, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I12129  Tree1
    Last Modified 4 Aug 2022 

    Father Matthew Compton,   b. 26 Jun 1709, William & Mary Parish, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Sep 1770, St. Mary's County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Rachel Howard,   b. 1714, William & Mary Parish, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1784, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 71 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 31 Dec 1735  Trinity Parish, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F1549  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Susannah Wilson,   b. 1730, Trinity Parish, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Jul 1807, Trinity Parish, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Married 19 Nov 1758  Trinity Parish, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. William Stephen Compton,   b. 23 Aug 1761, Trinity Parish, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1793, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 33 years)  [natural]
     2. Wilson Dr. Compton,   b. 12 Oct 1763, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Sep 1828, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)  [natural]
     3. Anne Compton,   b. Aft 1768, Trinity Parish, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1807, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 37 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 4 Aug 2022 
    Family ID F8411  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 

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      COMPTON, SAMUEL, Charles Co. 30 Nov. 1764 16 Apr, 1765
      To son Henry Trueman Compton, Negro boy named David, Negro girls named Hannah, Sarah and Barsas..(?)
      To wife Sarah Compton, Negro man Jacob, Negro woman Luse,
      Negro woman Jean, furniture,
      Wife Sarah, extx.
      Wit: William Compton, George Willson, John George Stinson.
      33.280
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      Contributed by Shirley Middleton Moller

      Charles County, Wills B 1.421

      I, Stephen Compton of CC, am sick and weak of body, but of sound, disposing mind, memory and understanding.
      To my son -in-law John Maddox for the use and benefit I have had of my son-in-law's estate, I give John all that tract of land called Hansons Discovery and also all that part of a tract of land called Bargain I bought that part of John Brown Wilder, Carpenter James, Charity & her four children with their future increase from the date of this, my Will. But if he does not choose to take the above legacy in lieu of any claim he may have against me, then the whole to be sold by my executors, or such part thereof as my be sufficient to satisfy such claim.
      To my brother William Compton 10 sheep and no more.
      To my niece Anne Compton, daughter of my sister Wilda 1 Negro girl called Pall, with her future increase
      To my nephew William S. Compton 1 young horse or mare of the value of 12£, one feather bed & furniture and one cow and calf, and four sheep.
      To my nephew Henry T. Compton 100£.
      To my three children-in-law, Sarah H. Maddox, Elizabeth J. Maddox and John Maddox I have made deeds of gift to them of sundry Negroes and other chattels recorded in
      CC records, the validity of which deeds are doubtful. I hereby confirm the gifts.
      Immediately after my death, Negro fellow James and my Negro fellow Sam, formerly the property of John Maddox, Senr are to be free. The right of these two Negroes to be in my friends Jonathan Yates and Thomas Harris who no doubt
      will take proper steps to set them free immediately after my death.
      To my mother Rachel Compton one Negro man named Pompey and the use of one Negro girl named Lurana, during her life. And after my and my mother's death, Luraner is to be equally divided amongst the children of my sister, Susana Turner, with her future increase.
      I also give my mother one cow and calf and six sheep
      To Elizabeth Hanson daughter of Walter Hanson one Negro girl called Rachel.
      To my brothers and sisters, viz, Zachariah, Matthew, John, Alexander, Edmund Howard, Margaret, Elizabeth and Susannah the rest of my estate after my just debts and funeral charges are paid to be equally divided between them.
      Executor: my brother Edmund Howard Compton
      Signed 3 Nov 1784 Stephen Compton
      Wit: Richard Crain, Amelia Powell, Elizabeth Thompson
      Probated on 20 Nov 1784 by the oath of the executor and by the oaths of all three witnesses.
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      Charles County Maryland Will Book AF-11, 1791-1801, {Abstract by Mike Marshall}; Page 219.
      Rebecca Brooke Howard, July 29, 1794; September 1, 1794
      I, Rebecca Brooke Howard of CC being sick and weak in body but of perfect mind and memory
      To brother Benjamin Howard, negro Mary
      To brother Samuel Howard, negro Liza
      To sister Hannah Cottrell Trail, child of negro Mary above, now at the breast
      To sister Eleanor Howard, negro Rachel
      To brother John Howard, after the my just debts are paid and bequeath the whole of what is due after the expiration of the present year for the hire of my negros.
      Executor: none
      Signed: July 29, 1794 Rebecca Brook (her mark) Howard
      Witnessed on September 1, 1794 by Ann Penn King and William Compton who made oath that they saw the testator sign and seal this will.
      {mm: d/o Baker Howard and his first wife}
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      Charles County Land Record Book A#2, 1752-1756; Page (371). Aug 2, 1755 from Philip Brisco (Briscoe) of St Mary's County, planter, and Samuel Brisco (Briscoe) of CC, planter, to william Compton of CC, planter, for 1300 lbs of crop tobacco, part of a tract of land called Wilton, lying in CC, containing 30 acres. Signed - Philip Briscoe, Saml Briscoe Jr. Wit Robt Yates, Jas Nevison. Chloe, wife of the sd Philip Briscoe, relinquished her right of dower to the lands within mentioned. Recorded Aug 21, 1755.

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      Contributed by Shirley Middleton Moller
      Charles County, Maryland Land Records, N #4 160

      9 Oct 1793 Indenture:
      From: William Compton
      To: Benjamin Benson
      For the sum of five hundred pounds current money of Maryland; all that tract of Land called Wilton lying in Charles County; also all that part of a Tract of Land called Lumley lying in Charles County; also all that part of a tract of Land called Boden lying in the county afsd; also all that part of a tract of Land called Boswell lying in the county afsd. /s/ Wm Compton; Wit: Henry H Chapman, Wm H McPherson
      Recorded 9 Oct 1793
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      Contributed by Shirley Middleton Moller
      Charles County, Maryland Land Records, N #4 159

      9 Oct 1793 Indenture:
      From: William Compton
      To: Doctr Wilson Compton
      For the sum of five hundred pounds current money of Maryland;
      all that tract of Land called Compton Purchase lying partly in Saint Mary's and partly in Charles Counties; also all that part of a tract of Land called Turners Purchase lying in Charles County; also all that part of a tract of Land called Retirement lying in Saint Mary's County; also all that part of a Tract of Land Called Morrisses Venture. /s/ Wm Compton; Wit: Henry H Chapman, Wm H McPherson
      Recorded 9 Oct 1793
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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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      Charles County Land Record Book L#3, 1761-1765; Page 281. Apr 18, 1753 from Apr 18, 1763 from Thomas Pettit Sr and Thomas Pettit Jr of CC, planters, to William Compton of CC, Gent, for 4000 lbs of crop tobacco and 117 £12 shillings sterling .. that parcel of land lying .. part of a tract of land called .. containing 100 acres. Signed
      Thomas Pettit, Thomas Pettit Jr. Wit - Jno Winter*, Robt Horner*. Acknowledged on Apr 18, 1763 by Thomas Pettit Sr and Jr. Rachel Pettit, the [wife] of Thomas Pettit Jr, also acknowledged the deed. Recorded May 10, 1763.
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      Charles County Land Records 1786-1790; Liber D#4; Page 230. Bond, recorded at the request of Robert Slye. I, William Compton of CC, am bound to Robert Slye of CC, in the just sum of 500 £, to the which payment truly to be made, I bind myself this Feb 23, 1788. Whereas differences did arise between the sd William Compton and Robert Slye relative to the running the line of a tract of land called Wilton, which runs between the sd Compton's land and the sd Slye's land, which differences they, the sd Compton and Slye, have agreed to leave to the award of Mr. Samuel Turner and Mr. Theophilus Hanson, which award is to be given by next Aug 31, and if sd Turner and Hanson should not agree, then they are to choose a 3rd man whose award shall be binding. If sd William Compton abides by the above award, this bond to be void. Signed - Wm Compton. Wit - John Cartwright, Gustavus Scott.
      Annexed to the foregoing bond was the following award, to wit, we, to settle and fix the line of Wilton, which line runs between the lands of sd Compton and Slye, and having examined the running of sd line about 42 years ago, and also the running of the sd line between 3 and 4 years ago, and also the present running of the sd line, with the usual connection to the compass, that is to say, allowing 1 degree variation for every 20 years, agreeable to the age of the land, and having considered the variation of the sd line from where it was run about 42 years ago to where it ran between 3 and 4 years ago, and also having considered the former possessions of John Slye, father of the sd Robert Slye, who owned the land adjoining the sd line of Wilton, which possessions have been shown us by the ad Compton, we are of the opinion that the sd line of Wilton should begin at a stone, the 5th boundary of Wilton, and run its south course from thence with such a correction as to leave the sd Slye a certain spot of ground shown us by sd Compton, on which there formerly stood a house that several tenants of John Slye lived in. We settle the afd line of Wilton by beginning at the sd stone and running 6 degrees 5 minutes £500 perches (that being such a correction as to leave the afd spot of ground to sd Slye) to a fixed stake in an old field, which stake was fixed at the end of sd line of Hilton made on a resurvey made on the sd Slye's land in obedience to a warrant from the land office for that purpose, which line shall be a dividing line between the sd Compton and Slye from where the dividing line between Thomas Bond and the sd Robert Slye intersects the afd line to the end of sd line, and we award that the land to the west of the sd line is the right of sd Slye, and the land to the east of the line is the property of the sd Compton. Signed Mar 18, 1788
      - Sam: Turner, Theo Hanson. Recorded Mar 25, 1788.
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      Charles County Land Records 1792-1796; Liber N#4; Page 159. Oct 9, 1793 from William Compton of CC, to Doctor Wilson Compton of CC, for 500 £, a tract of land called Comptons Purchase, lying partly in St. Mary's and partly in CC. Also, part of a tract of land called Turners Purchase, lying in CC. Also, part of a tract of land called Retirement, lying in St. Mary's County. Also, part of a tract of land called Morrisses Venture, lying in CC. Signed - Wm Compton. Wit - Henry H Chapman*, Wm H McPherson*. Recorded Oct 9, 1793.
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      Charles County Land Records 1792-1796; Liber N#4; Page 160. Oct 9, 1793 from William Compton of CC, to Benjamin Benson of CC, for 500 £, a tract of land called Wilton, lying in CC, and part of a tract of land called Lumley, lying in CC, and part of a tract of land called Roden, lying in CC, and part of a tract of land called Bozwell, lying in CC, Signed - Wm Compton. Wit - Henry H Chapman*, Wm H McPherson*. Recorded Oct 9, 1793.
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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 - Newport: Rent Roll page/Sequence: 368-47: LOMBEY: 450 acres; Possession of - 225 Acres - Burch, Oliver: 225 Acres - Noe, John: Surveyed 31 Jan 1664 for Thomas Lomax on the North side the main swamp that falls into Piles fresh: Conveyance notes - 125 Acres - Thomas Dyson from John Noe; 27 Feb 1726, 100 Acres - John Ingram Twainbrook from John Noe; 25 Sept 1727,100 Acres - Edmund Murphy from John Ingram Twainbrook; 13 Nov 1728, 46 Acres - Sarah Noe from Thomas Dyson; 10 June 1729, 100 Acres - William Davis from Edmund Murphy; 24 March 1734, 112-1/2 Acres - Justinian Burch Jr. From Justinian Burch Sr.; 14 June 1743,
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      1642-1753 Rent Rolls Charles County MD Hundred - Newport: Rent Roll page/Sequence: 370-64: BOSWELL: 200 acres; Possession of - 200 Acres - Compton, John: Surveyed 14 Jan 1664 for John Compton beginning a the bound tree of John Pile: Conveyance notes - Matthew Compton Jr. from Compton, Matthew Sr.; 3 Feb 1747 ,
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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: Other Tracts Mentioned: Conveyance notes - Matthew Compton Jr. from Compton, Matthew Sr.; 3 Feb 1747,

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