1671/1672: Matthew was born. Was son of John. Ref: Maryland Deponents, 1634-1799.
1701. Charles County. Administration account of Thomas Wakefield includes payment to Mathew Compton.
1701, Jan 7. Charles County. The estate of James Lynes was appraised by John Compton and Mathew Compton.
1702, May 14. Charles County. Deed from Abel Wakefield, planter, to Mathew Compton, cooper, and his wife Susannah, for part of a tract of land called Manchester on the Wicomico River, in tenure of Wakefield. Witnessed by Walter Story, Rob. Mastene, Phillip Briscoe, Sr, John ?Talon. Liber C#2, page 117.
1704, Mar 6. Charles County. Administration account of Samuell Compton included payments to Phill. Briscoe, Mathew Compton.
1706, Sept 25: Thomas Dixon [the husband of the relict of Samuell Compton] and Mathew Compton were the appraisers of the estate of John Russell, Charles Co.
1709: son Matthew, Jr. born. Ref: Maryland Deponents, 1634-1799.
1713, May 29. Charles County. Named as a son of John Compton (Campton). John Compton's will was proved Mar 5, 1718. Mathew received one third of his father's real, and one third of his father's personal estate, whereas John's eldest son John received two thirds of the real and personal estate. The real estate lay in both Charles and St. Mary's Counties. No other children were mentioned.
1721, Nov 20: Matthew Compton was one of the appraisers of the estate of Joseph Peters of St Mary's County.
1722, Mar 9: Matthew Compton of St Mary's County, planter, divided up with Wm Compton of Chas Co, planter, 2 tracts of land, named Boswell and Booden, with Matthew getting two thirds, and William getting one third. This division was being done to comply with the will of John Compton Sr, deceased, of Charles County. [Suggests that Matthew was now the heir of his uncle John, and that William was closely related. According to Ref: Maryland Deponents, 1634-1799, William was born 1660, making him the same generation as Matthew Sr - possibly a brother]. Ref: Charles County Deed Book L2, p. 78. Also received 140 acres, "Rangle."
1725: one of the appraisers of the estate of Thomas Morris, St Mary's County.
1737 Mar 20, son sold Matthew Jr. 90 acres called "Boden" and "Boswell" for 1000 pounds tobacco, included dwelling buildings, barns, stables, garden and orchards.
1744/5, Mar 19: will of Matthew Compton Sr was written. Names son Samuel (possessed of Matthew's land in VA), daughter Susanna Whitely, daughter Elender Slye, 2 shillings sterling each, grandson Matthew Compton Parker, 2 shillings silver, and son Matthew Compton all the rest of his property. This will was witnessed by George Briscoe and William Howard. The will was proved Sep 15, 1747.
(Note: Susannah had a bro George who was already deceased at this time. The wit George Briscoe probably a nephew of Susannah, being a son of one of her brothers: John Sr, Philip, Edward, George, or James Briscoe.
Died Mar 14, 1747. Ref: Calvert Co, MD Genealogy Newsletter, Vol XI No 1 p. 2
(Sarah Browder's notes furnished 12/15/03
MATTHEW COMPTON SR -son of John Compton(Ref. Maryland Deponents
There is in Charles Co. Administrations accounts of Thomas Wakefield which
includes payment to Matthew Compton.
MATTHEW COMPTON was born June 17, 1671 and married Susanna Briscoe,
daughter of Phillip and Susannah (Swann) Briscoe-she being the daughter of Edward
Swann and wife Susanna and Edward possibly the son of Samuel Swann.
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Edward Swann and John Compton (1-1) received land in same counties and at
same time for the following parcels of land:
John Compton and son Matthew both used the Compton family of Northhampton,
England's seal on documents. The family is in the Earl of Northahmpton and
listed in Burke's Peerage.
Mathew and Susanna purchased land called Manchester from Abel Wakefield in
1705 for 5000 pounds of tobacco, Mathew being listed at that time as a cooper,
or maker of barrels.
On 9 March 1722 Mathew received land from his father John. This was his 1/3
share of 200 acres called Boswell and 80 acres called Boden. By 20 March 1737
Mathew Sr sold his son Mathew Jr. 90 acres of the Boden and Boswell property
he had received from his father, inclusing dwellings, out buildings, gardens
Mathew Sr wrote his will on 19 March 1744(Charles Co Wills L 25, f 150) and
it was witnessed by George Briscoe and William Howard. His son Samuel was to
receive all land he owned in Virginia and 2 shillings sterling, daughters
Susanna Whitely, Elender Slye-2 shillings each, grandson Mathew Compton Parker 2
shillings and son Mathew all the rest of his property, both real and personal,
with son Mathew being executor. Witt: George Briscoe, William Howard The will
was probated 5 Sept 1747. Liber 25 folio 150 (According to Bible record found
actual death date was 9 Aug 1747 and wife Susannah died 12 Jan 1739)
Mathew and Susannah's known children were:
3-1 John b 9 Nov 1702
3-2 Philip b 5 Jan 1705
3-3 Susanna b 6 Feb 1707 ca 1745 m Robert Whitely m/2 Henry Taylor
3-5 MATHEW Jr. (see following)
3-6 Eleanor b 1 Dec 1711 m ____ Slye
3-7 Sarah b 24 Mar 1714 m _____Parker
3-8 Samuel, b 19 May 1716(WB 1765 Chas. Co 33.280)
Above taken from a Bible record found in Maryland Historical Society