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

Walter Smith

Male 1692 - 1734  (42 years)


Personal Information    |    Notes    |    All    |    PDF

  • Name Walter Smith 
    Born 1692  Hall's Croft, Calvert County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 13 Mar 1734  "Freshes" Calvert County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I4023  Tree1
    Last Modified 29 Jun 2022 

    Father Walter Smith,   b. 1651, Calvert County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Jun 1711, Calvert County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Rachel Hall,   b. 1670, Calvert County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Oct 1730, Calvert County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 1686  Calvert County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F3289  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Susannah Brooke,   b. 1700, Calvert County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Oct 1767, Anne Arundel County, Maryland - probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years) 
    Married Abt 1715  Calvert County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Walter Smith,   b. 1715, Calvert County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Feb 1744, Calvert County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 29 years)  [natural]
     2. Dorothy Smith,   b. 1716, Calvert County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1761, Baltimore County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 46 years)  [natural]
     3. Clement Dr. Smith,   b. 1718, Calvert County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Sep 1792, Calvert County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)  [natural]
     4. Rachel Smith,   b. Aft 1718, Calvert County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1767, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 49 years)  [natural]
     5. Jane Smith,   b. Aft 1720, Calvert County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     6. Richard Dr. Smith,   b. 1722, Calvert County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jul 1794, Prince George's County, Maryland - probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 29 Jun 2022 
    Family ID F3297  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • ===
      Smith, Walter, of the Freshes, Calvert County, 22nd Mar., 1731; 13th Mar., 1733.
      To son Walter and hrs., the part of "Hall's Craft" which mother Rachel Smith, deceased, enjoyed as her thirds during her life.
      To two sons Clement and Richard and their hrs., residue of afsd. tract; should either son die during minority or without issue survivor to enjoy the whole.
      To daus. Dorothy, Rachel and Jane, personalty.
      Wife Susanna extx.; she dying before child. are of age Henry Brooke to act.
      Test: Jacob Hoopper, Peter Mugg, Elizabeth Smith, Sr.
      Codicil, 2nd Feb., 1733-4.
      To 3 daus. Dorothy, Rachel and Jane, an equal child's part of personal estate.
      Test: Roger Boyce, Edward Lingan Boteler, 21. 22.
      ===
      Mr. Walter Smith 19,118 CA £1024.17.3 Jun 10 1734 Sep 9 1734
      Appraisers: John Smith, Henry Chew.
      Creditors: Hyde Hoxton, Gabriel Parker.
      Next of kin: Lucy Brooke, Walter Brooke.
      Executrix: Susanna Smith.
      ===
      Walter Smith 13.211 A CA £1024.17.3 £117.9.11 Jul 21 1735
      A second inventory is cited in the amount of £55.5.2.
      Received from: Joseph Adams (merchant in London), Thomas Clark, Elisabeth Smith, Jr., Calvert County, Mary Boyce, Col. John Smith, Thomas Edgerton, Alexander Lawson, Clare Tasker (administratrix of Thomas Tasker), William Black (merchant in London), Richard Lane, Capt. William Evers, Gabriel Parker, James Davis, Jacob Ambrose de Keyser.
      Payments to: Samuel Roberts, Mary Parker, Mary Read, Elisabeth Smith, Capt. Wilkinson, Richard Smith, Thomas Bridgman (barber), Richard Lane.
      Mentions: family: accountant, 6 children (unnamed), 27 slaves.
      Executrix: Mrs. Susanah Smith (widow).
      ===
      Walter Smith 16.335 A CA £17.5.3 Nov 24 1738
      Payments to: George Buchanan (administrator of Capt. Hugh Arbuthnott), Dr. John Hamilton.
      Executrix: Susanna Hoxton, wife of Hyde Hoxton of Prince George's County.
      ===
      John Spencer 10.535 A CA £16.5.1 £10.12.0 Sep 10 1730
      Received from: Margery Covinton, Robert Badin.
      Payments to: Robert Anderson, Walter Smith, John Smith (accountant).
      Administrator: John Smith.
      ===
      Smith, Rachel, widow, Calvert Co., 26th Oct., 1730 ; 3rd Feb., 1731.
      To each of sons and daus. (unnamed), a mourning ring.
      To dau Elizabeth, extx., residue of estate.
      Test; Walter Smith, Freshes, James Smith, Francis Wilkinson. 20, 366.
      ===
      "Dear Papa, Dear Charlie, The Papers of Charles Carroll of Carrollton, 1748-1782" Hoffman, Mason, Darcy; 2001; death shown as 1734
      '''
      Note: According to Maryland Genealogies, "Smith Family of Calvert County" by Christopher Johnston, "Walter Smith of Parker's Creek, Calvert County, died in 1748, leaving a will dated 28 August and proved 22 October of that year. His wife was named Sarah, as appears from the register of Christ Church, Calvert County, whence the dates of birth of his children are derived."

      Father: Walter SMITH b: ABT 1687 in of St. Leonards, Calvert County, Maryland
      Mother: Alethea DARE

      Marriage 1 Sarah (Unknown) SMITH
      Children
      Walter SMITH , Maj. b: 12 AUG 1747
      Aletha SMITH b: 23 OCT 1748

      Sources:
      Title: "Maryland Genealogies", "Smith Family of Calvert County" by Christopher Johnston
      ===
      From: txbeth [mailto:bethras@cox dot net]
      Sent: Wednesday, February 16, 2005 11:37 PM
      Subject: Re: Truman Family

      Walter Smith married Alethea Dare, a daughter of Nathaniel Dare. The children of Walter Smith of St. Leonard's died early. The Debt Book of 1753 shows that Walter Smith was succeeded at St. Leonard's by his son John Smith.
      John Smith died unmarried in 1754, and thereafter St. Leonard's passed to his nephew Walter Smith, who was known as Walter Smith of Parker's Creek. The Tax List of 1782 shows that Walter Smith still owned St.. Leonard's and several adjacent tracts at that time. He was one of the wealthiest men in Calvert County.
      He married Margaret Mackall, one of the eight beautiful daughters of General James John Mackall of Godsgrace. His daughter Margaret Mackall Smith married Captain Zachary Taylor, who later became President of the United States. Her brother Walter Smith who died unmarried about 1828, was the last of the Smiths of St. Leonard's.
      He represented Calvert County in the Assembly for several terms and was Clerk of the County Court for many years.

      Walter Smith, Jr. was a member of the Lower House of the Assembly, and he became High Sheriff of Calvert County in 1725. The same year he was appointed a Justice of Calvert County, a position which he held until his death. He was a vestryman of All Saints Church. His wife was Susanna Brooke, a daughter of Clement Brooke. He died in 1734, and divided Hall's Craft among his three sons, Walter Smith III, Dr. Richard Smith, and Dr. Clement Smith. The Debt Book of 1753 shows that at the time Hall's Craft was possessed by Major John Addison Smith, who was the son of Dr. Richard Smith of Lower Marlboro, the second son of Walter Smith, Jr. His mother was Eleanor Addison Smith, a daughter of Col. Thomas Addison, by his first wife Elizabeth, the daughter of Thomas Tasker. Major John Addison Smith later removed to Baltimore, where he died in 1776. The Tax List of 1782 shows that Hall's Craft was then divided between Dr. Clement Smith and Patrick Sim Smith. Patrick Sim Smith was Clerk of the Calvert County Court in 1781. After this generation the Smiths sold their Calvert County lands and removed to Prince George's County and to Baltimore.
      ===
      Mr. George Parker 34.1 A £1825.15.7 £592.10.2 Jun 19 1713
      Mentions: Adam Crawford, Jacob Gross.
      Received from: William Creed, Jr., John Stutciett, Thomas Goslin, Charles Fowler, Capt. Jenifer, James Dorsey, Thomas King for self & John Lackland, Daniell Imboe, Michael Devarighan, Richard Freeman, John Wilkinson, William Meads, Jr., John Smith of Cox Towne, Thomas Hicks, John Vance, Edward Dorm, Richard Dallam, Robert Hall, William Wadsworth, Sampson Waring, William Turner, John Brooke, Richard Harrison, Mary Johns, Joseph Harriss, Jos. Baker, Elias Poleman, Col. Walter smith, John Howling, Walter Smith of St. Leonard, Roger Brooke, Jos. Cecell, Peter Madrin, Evan Evance, Luke Gardner & John Brooke, Robert Skinner, Richard Rake, Adderton Skinner, Henry Cope, James Carroll, George Freeman, Michael Wilde.
      Payments to: Christopher Beans, William Morgan, Francis Dalahide, Thomas Gassaway, William Bladen, Edward Lloyd, Esq., William Sturmy, John Smith, Mr. Poleman, Richard Dallam, William Elt, estate of Gabriel Parrott (deceased was executor), Evan Evance, John Conaway, John Welch, Peter Madrin, George Freeman, John Wilkinson for Jos. Cecelia, Mr. Samuel Peeler Creditors John Godwin, Mr. Thomas Bordley, Mr. D'Emillians, Mr. William Bladen, Katherine McGomery, administrator of Jos. Blake, Richard Dallam, Deane Cooke (merchant in London), Mary Chambers, Gabriel Packer per Dean Cock.
      Legatees: accountant, Mathew Spicknell.
      Executrix: Madam Susannah Parker.

Research Links  Find Walter Smith at the following sites -

Ancestry records for Walter Smith