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

William Stephen Compton

Male 1761 - Aft 1793  (> 33 years)


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  • Name William Stephen Compton 
    Born 23 Aug 1761  Trinity Parish, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Aft 1793  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I12130  Tree1
    Last Modified 23 Sep 2022 

    Father William Compton,   b. 4 Mar 1733, Trinity Parish, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Dec 1807, Trinity Parish, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother 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) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 19 Nov 1758  Trinity Parish, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F8411  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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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 Land Records 1782-1786; Liber Z#3; Page 133. Dec 4, 1784 from Edward Wilder and Margaret, his wife, of CC, to William Stephen Compton of CC, for 1000 lbs of crop tobacco, one third of a tract of land called Boswell (being all of Boswell that sd Edward or Margaret Wilder have any claim to), lying in CC, containing 249 acres. Also, one third of a tract of land called Boden (being all of Boden that sd Edward or Margaret Wilder have any claim to), lying in CC, containing 36 acres, Signed - Edward Wilder, Margaret (MW her mark) Wilder. Wit - J. Parnham, nen. Dyson (CC JPs). Recorded Apr 26, 1785.
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      Charles County Land Records 1792-1796; Liber N#4; Page 33. Feb 25, 1793 from Thomas Andrew Dyson, late High Sheriff of CC, to Charles Mankin of CC. On Mar 17, 1789, a writ of fieri facial issued out of the General Court for the Western Shore of Maryland, to sd Dyson, then Sheriff of CC directed, commanding him to raise, of the goods and chattels, lands and tenements of William Stephen Compton, late of CC, 171 £18 shillings and 8 pence, damages that Charles Mankin, before the Judges of our General Court, on the 2nd Tuesday of Oct last, recovered against sd Compton, and also 1639.8 lbs of tobacco which was, by the judges afd, adjudged to sd Mankin for his costs, and that he should have these sums before the Judges of General Court to be held at the City of Annapolis on the 2nd Tuesday of May then next, to render to sd Mankin the debt and cost of suit afd whereof sd Compton was convicted, on which 2nd Tuesday, sd Dyson, then Sheriff of CC, reported to sd Judges that he had levied of the lands and tenements of sd Compton, part of a tract of land called Bozwell, and part of another tract called Boden, {Boyden} both containing about 196 acres. The sheriff exposed sd lands to public sale and sd Mankin, being the highest bidder, became the purchaser for 200 £and now wants to obtain a title to the same. Now this deed witnesses that, for 10 shillings to sd Dyson of CC in hand paid, Dyson has sold to Mankin, the afd parcels of land. Signed - Thos A Dyson, late Shff of CC. Wit - Henry Barnes*, James Freeman*. Recorded Feb 27, 1793.
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      Charles County Land Records 1792-1796; Liber N#4; Page 242, Oct 16, 1793 from James Simmes of CC, to James Scott of Montgomery County, for 5 shillings, the below. mentioned lands. Sd Simmes, as CC Sheriff, by virtue of a fieri facias from May Term 1792 of the General Court for the Western Shore, on a judgment obtained by afd James Scott against William Stephen Compton, seized part of 2 tracts of land in CC, one called Bowden, containing about 33 acres, and the other called Boswell, containing about 133 acres. Simmes exposed the same to sale and sd Scott became the purchaser for 20 £. Signed - James Simms, Shff CC. Wit - Wm Goldsmith, Solo. Holland, R. Goldsborough (a Judge of the General Court of Maryland). Recorded Mar 31, 1794.

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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: Conveyance notes - Matthew Compton Jr. from Compton, Matthew Sr.; 3 Feb 1747, ,

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