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

William Campbell

Male 1756 - 1816  (59 years)


Personal Information    |    Notes    |    All    |    PDF

  • Name William Campbell 
    Born 28 Aug 1756  Trinity Parish, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 1816  Frederick County. Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I43139  Tree1
    Last Modified 23 Sep 2022 

    Father Isaac Rev. Campbell,   b. Abt 1724, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Jul 1784, Trinity Parish, Charles County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 60 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Jane Browne,   b. 1 Jun 1728, Rich Hill, 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 > 57 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 1754  Trinity Parish, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Isaac Campbell; Male; Birth: Rich Hill, , Charles, Maryland; Spouse: Jane or Jean Brown; Marr iage: 1754 ; Film Number: 184288
    Family ID F6003  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • ===
      Charles County Maryland Will Book AF-11, 1791-1801, {Abstract by Mike Marshall}; Page 493.
      Walter Winter junior (son of John), February 19, 1799; June 4, 1799
      I, Walter Winter of CC being at this time in a weak and sickly state of body but of sound and disposing mind memory and understanding.
      First: I give my Executors herein after named, full power and authority to sell and convey such part of real or personal estate as my wife shall direct, excepting a negro girl named Alice.
      Secondly: I devise and bequeath the use of all my estate real and personal after my debts are paid (except negro Alice), to my wife Jane Winter during her single life for the support of herself and my children.
      Thirdly: In case my wife shall marry again, that the whole of my real and personal estate remaining in her possession after my debts are paid shall be sold and conveyed by William Campbell and John Haw two of my executors … and the money arising from such sale be distributed invested and disposed of in the manner following that is to say one third part of the amount of such sales be retained by my wife … the remaining two third parts to be divided among my several children … (this clause contains lengthy legal statements.)
      Further, I give and bequeath to daughter Jane Brown Winter, over and above the full share of my estate, above negro girl named Alice.
      Executor: Jane Winter and friends William Campbell and John Haw
      Signed: February 19, 1799 Wm. Winter
      Wit: Anne Brown, James Doyle, Benjamin Douglass
      ===
      Charles County Maryland Will Book B-1, 1782-1785; Page 368. The Revd Isaac Campbell's Will.
      This Dec 4, 1778, I, Isaac Campbell of CC, Clerk, enjoying at this present time of writing, my wonted understanding and judgment, but remembering the uncertainty of life, think fit to make this my will.
      To my wife - having the use & disposal of a landed estate lying on the NE side of Rroad Run in Prince William County, Virginia, conveyed by the late Colo Charles Carter's executors in trust to the Revd James Scott, his son Capt. James Scott, & Cuthbert Bullet, esq, I give my wife the use of the third part of sd estate during her natural life, upon the following proviso: upon receiving 300 £sterling from her father as her fortune, I passed my bond, securing to her the use of the sd money during her natural life, I being at that time possessed of no estate that could otherwise support her in case of my prior death. She will relinquish all claims under sd bond & accept the use of the third part of the sd estate in lieu thereof. I give her also the use of the third part of my plantation in Maryland, whereon I now live, & the use of the third part of my personal estate, all during her natural life. If my executors think this will be insufficient to supply her with a decent maintenance, the interest, at 3 £s of the afd £300 may be used, but not otherwise. If my wife thinks fit to choose rather a legal provision than what I have now made for her, by which she may perhaps claim the afd £300, to be put in her own hands, my will is that my Maryland plantation afd, at least two thirds of it, be sold, and if the money arising is less than £300, the defect to be paid out of the rents of the afd Broad Run Tract, to which, it being conveyed in trust only, my wife can, I believe, have no legal right of dower. The £300 should only be paid to my wife if she can give sufficient security that the principal, at her demise, be repaid to my estate for the common benefit of our children.
      To my 10 children - all the afd tract of land on Broad Run, to be divided among them in the following manner, viz, as that parcel of land contains about 3330 acres, my will is that 2100 acres lying upon Broad Run be laid off by a straight line running parallel to a line joining the two following boundaries of sd land, the one near the point between the confluence of the Run called the North fork & sd Broad Run; & the other higher up sd Broad Run where the dividing line between Colo Charles Carter of Corotoman [Corrotoman, Lancaster Co, VA], his land & mine terminates at sd Broad Run, and the whole land being thus divided into 2 parts. My will is that the afd land, 2100 acres lying upon the Broad Run, be subdivided into six equal parts by straight lines running parallel to the afd line that divides the afd Colo Carter's land from mine. And the sd 2100 acres being thus subdivided into 6 equal parts or lots, each of which will contain about 350 acres, I give unto each of my 6 sons, William, Gustavus Brown, Isaac, James, Richard Henry, & John, one of sd lots, to be chosen by them according to their seniority. The lots may not be equally valuable in respect to the soil and the improvements on them. Cash payments between brothers are to be made to equalize the value of the lots. If any of my sons die without surviving issue, if they die in the married state, a legal dower being reserved for the widow of such son, the afd 2100 acres is to be equally partitioned between the surviving sons. The remaining part of sd land not already bequeathed, containing about 1230 acres, is to be divided in the most commodious manner, in 4 equal parts or lots, each if which will contain about 307N acres, each lot going to each of my 4 daughters, Jean, Frances, Mary, and Cecilia Ann, to be chosen by them according to their seniority, but with the following provisos - with regard to my eldest daughter Jean, who is wife to Walter, the eldest son to Mr. John winter, who previously to his son's marriage with my daughter, signified to me his intention of giving or leaving to his sd son Walter the neck of land called Westwood, whereon he now lives; but whereas sd Walter has no Present title to sd neck of land that. I know of, and may be, by the course of contingencies, never have any; & whereas Walter is invested with no property known to me, by which means, if he dies, my daughter Jean might be left destitute of a place of habitation. Therefore, if sd Walter shall be invested with such a title to sd neck of land, Jean will have a right of dower to sd neck of land. I give Jean one of the afd lots of about 307.5 acres, as she or her husband chooses, to belong to her until Walter shall be invested with a title to the afd neck of land. I give Jean's lot to my executors, in trust for her. If any of my daughters die without surviving issue, my will is that the afd 1230 acres be divided again into as many parts as there are surviving daughters. In case of the death of all sd sons without surviving issue, the afd 2100 acres, shall be divided into as many equal parts as there shall be surviving daughters. Likewise, if all my daughters die without surviving issue, then the afd 1230 acres shall be divided into as many equal parts as there shall be surviving sons. If my wife accepts the provision afd made for her maintenance & will suffer her right of dower in the plantation in Maryland whereon I now live, to be sold, my will is that the sd plantation be sold to the best advantage, and the interest of the third part of the money arising from such sale is to be appropriated to my wife during her natural life. The other two thirds may be applied for raising convenient buildings on whatsoever part of my land in Virginia she may choose for her residence. Whatever sum can be saved, I would have applied towards the education of such of my younger sons as my executors shall find capable of making improvement in the learned languages, mathematics, philosophy, &c. My lawful debts being paid out of my personal estate, I will that two thirds of the remainder be equally divided among all my children, and the other third upon the death of my wife. For the Broad Run land to be divided would interfere with my wife's third part; therefore without her consent first obtained, the required divisions must be postponed until her demise. If any part of the shares belonging to my younger children can be saved, after defraying the charges of their maintenance & education, I think it ought to be put out at interest for their benefit, to be paid to them when they arrive at legal age, together with the interest.
      Guardians to my minor children: my wife and my executors. executors: Doctor Gustavus Richard Brown, Mr. William Warren, my present agent, and my eldest son, William. Signed - Isc Campbell. Wit - John N. Smoot, Hendlay Smoot, Walter McPherson Jr.
      Probated on Jul 24, 1784 by the oath of William Campbell, one of the executors and by the oaths of John N. Smoot & Hendly Smoot, two of the witnesses.
      ===
      Will, Charles County, Md. Bk 11, p. 495, section 70.
      Walter Winter Jr., son of John. 19 Feb. 1799 6 June 1799.
      Legacy to wife Jane, daughter Jane Brown Winter and other children.
      Ex: wife Jane and friends William Campbell and John How.
      Wit. Anne jBrown, James Doyle and Benjamin Douglas.
      ===
      Charles County Land Records 1790-1792; Liber K#4; Page 268. Bill of sale. I, Thomas Russel of CC, planter, for 60 £, have sold to William Campbell of the City of Annapolis, a Negro man called Adam. Signed May 20, 1791 - Thomas Russell. Wit - James Freeman, Henry Barnes*. Recorded May 20, 1791.
      ===
      Charles County Land Records 1792-1796; Liber N#4; Page 276. Release. We hereby discharge and acquit William Campbell and Gustavus Campbell from all claims which we have against them as executors or administrators, with the will annexed, on the estate of the late Isaac Campbell, Clerk, decd, they having paid us our proportions of his estate, agreeable to the will of sd Isaac Campbell decd. Signed Jan 25, 1794 - Gusts B. Campbell, Isaac Campbell, James Campbell, James Campbell guardian for Richard Campbell, John Campbell, George G. Tyler, Frances Russell, Mary Campbell, Thomas Russell. Wit - Andrew Lyons Jr, William H Leach, T. Russell signed in the presence of us - George G. Tyler &
      James Campbell.
      At a court held for Prince William County [VA] on Feb 3, 1794, this release was acknowledged by George G. Tyler, and proved as to the execution by Thomas Russell, by sd George G Tyler, and ordered to be certified. A copy. Wit - R. Graham. Cl. Cur. Recorded Jul 18, 1794.
      ===
      Charles County, Maryland Land Records 1814-1817; Liber IB-11 {Abstract by Mike Marshall}; Page 303. At the request of Henry Gardiner the following Deed was recorded March 21, 1816
      Indenture made January 10, 1816; between William Campbell of Frederick County, Maryland and John Haw of Georgetown, District of Columbia of the one part and Henry Gardiner of CC of the other part. Whereas by the last will and testament of Walter Winter Jr. son of John late of CC bearing date February 17, 1799 and did on the records of the Orphans Court, William Campbell and John Haw were appointed executors jointly with Jean Winter late of CC executrix who are authorized and empowered to sell and dispose of the real estate and to convey the same after all the money owing from such sale have been received. And in pursuance of the last will and testament William Campbell and John Haw who have survived Jean Winter did on April 20, 1815 sell and dispose to Henry Gardiner for the sum of $12,000 current money of the United States parts of two tracts called "Westward Manor" containing 50 acres and "The Meadows" containing 888 ¾ of an acre. Now this indenture witnesseth that William Campbell and John Hall in consideration of the above recited premises and also the sum of $12,000 dollars current money of United States paid by Henry Gardiner have sold to him the two aforesaid tracts; "Westward Manor" which lies and is situated on the west side of a branch and run of water into which the spring on the East end of the burden dwelling house built by John Winter empties itself, the one conveyed by Thomas Middleton and wife on January 16, 1739 to John Winters or 50 acres of land and the other conveyed on 16 July 1739 by William Holt to John Winter also for 50 acres; and "The Meadows" which was patented to Thomas Gerard the younger on September 20, 1676 for the quantity of 400 acres of land also another tract called "Meadows Marsh" which was on June 10, 1734 patented to John Winter for the quantity of 200 acres which said two tracts by virtue of a special warrant of resurvey granted out of the law office for the Western shore of the state of Maryland on October 24, 1787 resurveyed and reduced into one entire tract called The Meadows which with the vacancies thereunto added contains the quantity of 888 ¼ acres. Signed William Campbell, John S. Haw in the presence of and acknowledged before Samuel Ogden, Horatio Clagett

Research Links  Find William Campbell at the following sites -

Ancestry records for William Campbell