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Stephen Compton

Stephen Compton

Male 1735 - Bef 1784  (< 48 years)

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  • Name Stephen Compton 
    Born 25 Dec 1735  Trinity Parish, Charles, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Bef 20 Nov 1784  Charles, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Charles County Maryland Will Book B-1, 1782-1785; Page 421.
      Stephen Compton's Will.
      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 sd 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 [blank] I bought of John Brown Wilder, [and] Carpenter James, Charity & her 4 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 may be sufficient to satisfy such claim.
      To my brother William Compton - 10 sheep and no more.
      To my niece Ann 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 £, 1 feather bed & furniture, and 1 cow and calf, and 4 sheep.
      To my nephew Henry T. Compton - 100 £.
      To my 3 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 the my death, Negro fellow James and my Negro fellow Sam, formerly the property of John Maddox Sr, are to be free. The right of these 2 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 - 1 Negro man named Pompey and the use of 1 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 1 cow and calf and 6 sheep.
      To Elizabeth Hanson, daughter of Walter Hanson - 1 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 Nov 3, 1784 - Stephen Compton. Wit - Robert Crain, Amelia Powell, Elizabeth Thompson.
      Probated on Nov 20, 1784 by the oath of the executor and by the oaths of all 3 witnesses.
      ===
      Children of Matthew COMPTON ii and Rachel HOWARD are:
      iv. Stephen COMPTON was born 1736 in no ch, Charles, Co, Md, and died 20 Nov 1784 in will probate, Charles, Co, Md. He married Mary WARREN in widow, remarried. She was born ABT 1736 in , Charles, Co, Md. He married Elizabeth AFT 1776 in Second, husband, Charles County, Maryland. She was born ABT 1736 in of, Charles, Co, Md.

      1783 CC tax Assessment
      Alexander Compton. CH 1st District, General, p. 2. MSA S 1161-4-5 1/4/5/47
      Stephen Compton. 1375 acres. CH 1st District, General, p. 2. MSA S 1161-4-5 1/4/5/47
      ===
      Richard Ford 7,40 D CH £571.6.2 Nov 13 1775
      Sureties; Stephen Compton.
      Distribution to: Representatives unknown to this Office.
      Executor: Mr. John Vincent,
      ===
      Richard Ford 121.309 CH £.489.9.9 Dec 20 1774 Feb 20 1775
      Appraisers: T. Harris, Tezreel Penn.
      Creditors: Stephen Compton, Joseph Aderton.
      Next of kin: Charles Alls. Ford, Charles Brandt.
      Executor: John Vincent.
      ===
      Joseph Chunn 113.429 CH £.214.11.3 Oct 28 1773
      Appraisers: Stephen Compton, John Wilder.
      Creditors: James Jordan for John Glassford & Co.
      Creditors/Next of kin: Lancelot Chunn, Henry Chun.
      Administrator: Benjamin King.
      ===
      COMPTON, Matthew, St. mary's Co. -- Feb, 1770
      3 Sept, 1770
      To wife Rachel, Ex.
      To six children Barton Alexander Compton, Edmund Howard Compton, Stephen, Matthew, John,, Susannah Compton, Tract: "Worncoat."
      Wit: Robert Slye Wood, Henry Moris, Samuel Briscoe.
      Widow abides by will. 38.53
      ===
      Elisabeth Warran 108.46 CH £578.6.10 Mar 25 1771 May 22 1771
      Appraisers: Edward Smoot, Stephen Compton.
      Creditors: John Curry, Joseph Aderton.
      Next of kin: Joseph Boarman, Sr., Richard Boarman.
      Executor: Raphael Boarman.
      ===
      WARREN, JOHN, Charles County, planter. 21 Dec 1771
      10 Nov 1773
      To dau. Anne Warren, extx., five negroes and £30 due from my brother William Barton Warren of Virginia.
      To son John Warren,, three negroes.
      To dau. Elizabeth Warren, three negroes.
      To dau. Eleanor, three negroes.
      To 4 children aforementioned, residue of estate.
      Samuel Love and Stephen Compton, trustees to my extx.
      Wit: J.F.D.O Smyth; Mary Warren.
      ===
      William Roberson 89,75 CH £.7.14.0 Dec 18 1761 Jun 1 1766
      Appraisers: John Wilder, Stephen Compton.
      Next of kin: Robert Robinson.
      Administrator: Edward Smoot.
      ===
      WARREN, NOTLEY, Charles Co. 19 Jul. 1768
      29 Oct. 1768
      To wife Sarah, all my estate,
      Trustees: brother John Warren, friends Stephen Compton and Joseph Joy.
      Refers to daus. unnamed; mentioned children but did not mention sons.
      Ex.: Major Zachariah Bond of St. Mary's Co.
      Wit: John MacPherson, Jon Yates, John Scott 36.646
      ===
      HEMSLEY [Hammersley], Basil, Charles County, William & Mary Parish. 13 May, 1771
      14 Aug, 1771
      Roger Brook son of Henerita Brook.
      Tract: "Port Hatch."
      Ex. wife Henerita.
      Wit: Belone Pesey [Belaine Posey], Stephen Compton, Richard Boarman. 38.459
      ===
      Contributed by Shirley Middleton Moller

      Townley Maddox, d bef 23 Jul 1787 Charles County, MD.

      Charles County, Wills AH 9.396

      The Will of Townley Maddox, 4 Mar 1787

      I, Townley Maddox of CC, planter, am very sick
      weak in body, but of perfect mind & memory.
      To my son Thomas Cottrell Maddox, Mary Warren Maddox, and
      Elizabeth Latimer Maddox - the following Negroes:
      Lydday, a woman aged 20 years; Jane, age 18; Peter, age
      about 11; Tom, age 10; James, age 7; Ralph, age 4;
      Harry, age 6 months; Violetta, age 2 months.
      To my wife Eleanor Maddox - the rest of my Negroes and the
      rest of my estate, she paying all just claims against sd estate.
      Executrix: my wife.
      Signed - Townley Maddox. Wit - John Brown Wilder, Robert
      B.R. King, Hortia Smoot.
      Probated on Jul 23, 1787 by the executrix, and by the oaths
      of John Brown Wilder and Horatio Smoot, two of the
      witnesses.
      I certify that Thomas Cottrell Maddox, the heir at law, is
      a minor & not present when the above probate was taken.
      Signed - John Muschett, Reg r of Wills.
      On Jul 23, 1787, Letters Testamentary were granted to the
      executrix; her securities were James Cottrell & Burford
      Cottrell.
      On Jul 23, 1787, came Eleanor Maddox, the widow of Townley
      Maddox, & quitted her claim to the several bequests made to
      her in the will of her sd husband decd, & elected, in lieu
      thereof, her dower or third part of the sd decd's estate.
      Signed - John Muschett, Regr of Wills.
      ===
      Charles County Land Record Book G#3, 1756-1761; Page 529. Lease. Jan 27, 1761 from Stephen Compton of CC, planter, and Mary, his wife, formerly Mary Warren, to Zachariah Compton of CC, planter, for 10 shillings, a tract of land in CC commonly called Warrens Discovery, containing about 280 acres, which same tract of land was devised to sd Mary by her father, John Warren. This is a lease for the natural life of sd Stephen Compton, and for no other use, paying yearly 1 shilling sterling if required. Signed - Stephen Compton, Mary Compton. Wit - John Winters, Robt Horner. Recorded Apr 15, 1761.
      ===
      Charles County Land Record Book L#3, 1761-1765; Page 90. Mar 12, 1762 from Zachariah Compton of CC, planter, to Stephen Compton of CC, planter, for 10 shillings, all that tract of land in CC called Warrens Discovery, containing about 280 acres, during the natural life of sd Stephen, paying yearly, if required, 1 shilling sterling. Signed - Zach. Compton, wit - Dan of St. Thos. Jenifer*, Dan Jenifer*_ Recorded Mar 12, 1762.
      ===
      Charles County Land Record Book L#3, 1761-1765; Page 626. Division. At the request of Mrs. Ann Dent, I have resurveyed a tract of land lying on Wicocomoco River, originally, on Oct 28. 1650, granted to Thomas Hatton for 500 acres, bounded by Wicocomoco Point, containing 329-1/2 acres, and at the instance of sd Ann Dent of the one part, and Stephen Compton & Mary, his wife, of the other part, I have divided the same into two equal parts, sd Ann getting the northernmost part, and sd Stephen & Mary, the southernmost part. Resurveyed and divided Sep 20, 1764 per Wm Hanson, ds [Deputy Surveyor].
      Nov 1, 1764, agreeable to a division made the above date, we oblige ourselves to abide by the same. Signed - Stephen Compton, Mary Compton, Ann Dent. Recorded Apr 15, 1765. [A plat follows],
      ===
      Charles County Deed Book S#3; Page 146. Deed of Gift. For the love I have for my daughter- in-law, Sarah Hatch Maddox, and for divers other good causes, I have given sd Sarah, 1 young horse, 1 bed and furniture. 1 young heifer, all to be delivered to her when she arrives to age 16 or the day of marriage. Signed Apr 8, 1771 - Stephen Compton. Wit - Wilson Cage, Townley Maddox, Recorded Apr 10, 1771.
      ===
      Charles County Deed Book S#3; Page 147. Deed of Gift. For the love I have for my son-in- law, John Maddox, and for divers other good causes, I have given sd John, young horse, 1 young heifer, 1 bed and furniture, all to be delivered to him when he arrives to age 21 or the day of marriage. Signed Apr 8, 1771 - Stephen Compton. Wit - Wilson Cage, Townley Maddox. Recorded Apr 10, 1771.
      ===
      Charles County Deed Book S#3; Page 147. Deed of Gift. For the love I have for my daughter- in-law, Elizabeth Jenifer Maddox, and for divers other good causes, I have given sd Elizabeth, 1 Negro girl called Cate, 1 Negro boy called Bob, and likewise 1 young horse, 1 young heifer, 1 bed and furniture, all to be delivered to her when she arrives to age 16 or the day of marriage. But if Elizabeth dies before age 16 or day of marriage, then what have given her goes to her sister, Sarah Hatch Dent. Signed Apr 8, 1771 - Stephen Compton. Wit - Wilson Cage, Townley Maddox, Recorded Apr 10, 1771.
      ===
      Charles County MD Will Book 1777-1780; Page 274.
      On Feb 6, 1779, Letters Testamentary were granted on the Will of John Thompson, to Stephen Compton, the executor. Securities = John Bruce and Townly Maddox of CC. Bond = 407 £ Appraisers: John Vincent and Thomas Harris. On Feb 16, 1779, the inventory was received, appraised to 438 £ 2 shillings 10 pence,
      ===
      Charles County Land Records 1775-1782; Liber V#3; Page 45. Nov 14, 1775 from Walter Hanson of CC, Gentleman, to Stephen Compton of CC, Gentleman, for 125 £ sterling, and for divers other good causes, all that tract of land in CC called Hansons Discovery, originally surveyed by Samuel Hanson, father to the sd Walter Hanson, and confirmed to sd Samuel Hanson by the Lord Proprietary's grant dated Sep 10, 1716, bounded by a locust post standing near the dwelling plantation of sd Samuel Hanson by the main Road, containing and then laid out for about 150 acres, but upon a resurvey lately made by sd Walter Hanson and sd Stephen Compton, they find that sd tract called Hansons Discovery runs into elder surveys and when laid off clear of these surveys, contains only about 119 acres, which is what is being conveyed herein. Signed - Walter Hanson. Wit - Dan Jenifer, Robt Young (CC JPs). Recorded Nov 16, 1775.
      ===
      Charles County Land Records 1775-1782; Liber V#3; Page 577. Jun 5, 1782 from John Brown Wilder of CC, to Stephen Compton of CC, for 9000 lbs of crop tobacco, part of a tract of land called Bargain Obzone {mm: BERGEN OP LOEM}in possession of the sd John Brown Wilder, lying in CC, containing and now laid out for about 15 acres. Signed - John B. Wilder, Stephen Compton. Wit - Walter Winter, John Digges (CC JPs). Mary Ann Wilder, wife of the sd John Brown Wilder, relinquished her right of dower to the lands within mentioned. Recorded Jun 15, 1782.
      ===
      Charles County Land Records 1782-1786; Liber Z#3; Page 123, Bond, recorded at the request of Edmund Compton. Whereas Stephen Compton, late of CC, decd, by his will dated Nov 3, 1784, bequeathed, among other things, to wit, item, my will is that for the use and benefit I have had of my son-in-law, John Maddox's estate, that he, the sd John Maddox have in his own right all that tract of land called Hansons Discovery, and also that part of a tract of land called Bargainupzoom {Bergen Op Zoom} I bought of John Brown Wilder, Carpenter James, Charity and her 4 children with their future increase from the date of this, my will, but if he does not choose the above legacy in lieu of any claim he may have against me, my desire is that the whole be sold by my executor, or such part thereof as may be sufficient to satisfy such claims, and whereas Walter Hanson son of John) was by sd John Maddox legally appointed his guardian, after the death of the sd Stephen Compton, and has a right to take into his possession all the estate of the sd John Maddox in virtue of such appointment, now this instrument of writing witnesses that the sd Walter Hanson, guardian to sd John Maddox, for the benefit of his sd ward, does stand to and abide by the bequest made by sd Stephen Compton to his ward, John Maddox, and does acknowledge to have recd of Mr. Edmond Compton, executor of the sd Stephen Compton, full satisfaction for all claims and demands the sd John Maddox now has or may hereafter have against the estate of the sd Stephen Compton, by receiving into his possession, for the use of the ed John Maddox, the afd land and Negroes for the use of ed John Maddox, and sd Maddox acknowledges himself fully satisfied for all claims he now has or may have, against the estate of Stephen Compton, decd, his former guardian. Signed Feb 22, 1785 - Walter Hanson Yet, John Maddox. wit - William Bruce, Thos Harris Jr. Recorded Feb 23, 1785.
      ===
      1642-1753 Rent Rolls Charles County MD Hundred - Wicomico: Rent Roll page/Sequence: 285-19: BERGEN OP LOEM: 300 acres; Possession of - 300 Acres - Morris, Richard: Surveyed 22 Aug 1673 for Robert Rowland at a locust post in the line of Thomas Smoote called the HILLS, binding upon the aforesaid land N.E.: Other Tracts Mentioned: HILLS; aka PHILIPS BOUGH; ; Conveyance notes - 100 Acres - Samuel Hanson from Edward Anderson 22 Sep 1720, 100 Acres - Edward Anderson from Samuel Hanson 23 Sep 1720,30 Acres - Mark Penn from Cleborne Lomax, 19 Dec 1724,

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      1642-1753 Rent Rolls Charles County MD Hundred - Port Tobacco: Rent Roll page/Sequence: 317-113: HANSONS DISCOVERY: 51 acres; Possession of - 51 Acres - Hanson, Robert: Surveyed 16 Feb 1704 for Robert Hanson on the West side of Port Tobacco Creek beginning at a bound White Oak standing in the S.W. by W. line of SIMPSONS DELIGHT, Surveyed away by CORKERS HOG HOLE: Other Tracts Mentioned: SIMPSONS DELIGHT; CORKERS HOG HOLE; ; Conveyance notes - this land is vacated upon the records in the Provincial court,
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      1642-1753 Rent Rolls Charles County MD Hundred - Port Tobacco: Rent Roll page/Sequence: 387-72: HANSONS DISCOVERY: 150 acres; Possession of - 150 Acres - Hanson, Walter: Surveyed 29 June 1716 for Samuel Hanson beginning at a bound locust post standing near the dwelling plantation of HANSON, patent 10 July 1716.: Other Tracts Mentioned: HANSON; {mm Note; not identified to a specific Hundred. Location identified by watercourse or nearby tract.}, 150 Acres - Walter Hanson from Samuel Hanson; 7 Mar 1738,,
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      1642-1753 Rent Rolls Charles County, Maryland Hundred - Piccawaxen or Wm&Mary: Rent Roll page/Sequence: 299-81: WARRENS DISCOVERY: 280 acres; Possession of - 280 Acres - Warren, John : Surveyed 31 July 1683 for Humphrey Warren: Conveyance notes - John Warren son of Humphrey Warren,
      ===
      Charles County Land Record Book S#3, 1770-1775; Page 146. Deed of Gift. For the love I have for my daughter- in-law, Sarah Hatch Maddox, and for divers other good causes, I have given sd Sarah, 1 young horse, 1 bed and furniture. 1 young heifer, all to be delivered to her when she arrives to age 16 or the day of marriage. Signed Apr 8, 1771 - Stephen Compton. Wit - Wilson Cage, Townley Maddox, Recorded Apr 10, 1771.

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      Need to confirm birth date. He was not listed in the Trinity Church records; therefore, possibly was older than Elizabeth and his birth recorded in another parish whose record is no longer extant.
      His will was dated 3 Nov 1784, probated 20 Nov 1784, in Charles Co, Maryland, names his mother Rachel and mentions brothers Matthew, John, Alexander and Edmund. He does not mention Barton who presumably was deceased by that time. Also mentisilliam and Zachariah as brothers who were not mentioned in his father's will or the Trinity Parish Register. Stephen also named sisters Susanna, Margaret and Elizabeth. In another place he refers to "my niece Ann Compton, daughter of sister Wilder," and to "my nephew Henry T. Compton." He also speaks of "my sister Susanna Swann," and "my three children-in-law, Sarah H. Maddox, Elizabeth J. Maddox, and John Maddox" which he leaves a tract of land called Hanson's Discovery and to John Maddox part of a tract called Bargain. In another place he mentions nephew William S ( or T.) Compton (Liber WB1 folio 421).

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    Person ID I15265  Lythgoe-Donaldson
    Last Modified 15 Jul 2010 

    Father Mathew Compton, Jr.,   b. Bef 26 Jun 1709, Charles, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Mar 1770, Saint Mary, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 60 years) 
    Mother Rachel Howard,   b. 1714, Calvert, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Dec 1789, Charles, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Married Abt 1732  Charles, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
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