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William Coale Smith (1693 - 1750)

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William Coale Smith
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WILLIAM COALE SMITH (1693 – 1750) of Prince George's County.

Parents: Nathan Smith and Elizabeth Coale

William Smith was born in 1693 and died in 1750. He married first Jane Edmonston. He married second Lucy Unknown before 4 Mar 1739. She died in 1777.

William gave his age as 55 in an 18 Nov 1748 deposition.

Archibald Edmonston of Prince George's County conveyed a tract of land called Edmonston's Pastures to his son-in-law William Smith.

William was of Prince George's County. William's father left him half of a tract in Prince George's County called Moore's Plains.

William was a Justice of the Peace of Prince George's County and a member of the Quorum from 1743 to 1747.

William signed his will on 4 Mar 1739/40; it was proved in Nov 1750. He mentions his wife Lucy and their unborn child; sons Nathan, Archibald, James, Philip, Benoni, Anthony; daughters Jane, the wife of Thomas Cleland, Elizabeth, the wife of Benjamin White, Alice and Anna; son-in-law Joseph Belt, the son of Benjamin Belt.

William's second wife Lucy signed her will on 10 Jan 1777; it was proved on 20 Sep 1777. She mentions her sons Anthony, Joseph and William Smith; her daughters Alice Jones, Anna Burgess, Lucy Norris and Susanna Smith [a daughter-in-law?]; her granddaughter Amelia Burgess, Ann Cleland.

http://www.sibertancestry.org/Alphabet/S/Smith/Smith.htm - A. Buiter 2014

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SMITH, WILLIAM, Prince George's Co. 4 Mar, 1739 28 Nov, 1750 To wife Lucy Smith, 1 slave. To son-In-law Joseph Belt,, son of Benjamin Belt, slaves. To 2 daus.: Jane, wife of Thomas Cleland, and Elizabeth, wife of Benjamin White, 10 s. To dau, Alice Smith, a Negro called Moll. Balance of slaves to following children: Archibald, James, Philip, Benonl,, Anthony, Anna and my unborn child. Balance of personalty to following children: Nathan, Archibald, James, Philip, Benoni, Alice, Anthony, Anna and my unborn child. To son James Smith, 100 A. To son Philip Smith, 100 A. "Moores Plains," To son Benoni Smith, 100 Aa To son Nathan Smith, remaining pt. of tract "Moores Plains," To son Archibald Smith, tract lying near Beall Town, called "One of Smith Folly." containing 200 A. To son Anthony Smith, tract called "Edmondaton's Pasture," of 315 A. To son Nathan, land near Patuxent River, 3. A., reserving to sons James, Philip and Benoni, liberty to build a bowling house thereon. Sons Nathan and Archibald, exs, Wit: Joseph Ray, John Belt, James Waring. Date of probate might be 12-5-1750, the date widow made her election. 27.455 MCW

Mr. William Smith 47.294 PG £532.5.1 Dec 24 1750 Aug 28 1751 Appraisers: Thomas Harwood, Samuel White. Creditors: Ed. Pile, William Lock Weems. Next of kin: Lucy Smith, James Smith. Executor: Nathan Smith, Archibald Smith.

Land Records of Prince George's County, Maryland 1733-1739; Liber T, Page 215 Recorded at request of George Gordon, 22 Jan 1734: 30 Dec 1734; Indenture between James Smith, planter, and Mary his wife, of one part, and George Gordon, merchant; for £100; part of a tract called Knaves Disappointment at the mouth of Rock Creek; containing 100 acres; /s/ James Smith, Rock Creek, Mary Smith (mark); wit. John Beall, Jos. Chew; ack. James Smith and Mary his wife; 30 Dec 1734

Land Records of Prince George's County, Maryland 1733-1739; Liber T, Page 325 Recorded at request of James Smith and James Edmonston, 8 Oct 1735: Bill of Sale; Nehemiah Ogden, blacksmith; for 4,611* tobacco paid by Smith and Edmondson; a Negro girl name Sare and servant man named Thomas Ruff, blacksmith; 30 Sep 1735; /s/ Neha. Ogden; wit. Jos. Chew, John Adamson Recorded at request of John West, 13 Oct 1735: 26 Sep 1735; Indenture between Martha Welch and John West, joyner; lease for 7 years; tract called Taylorton; /s/ Martha Welch, John West; wit. Hezekiah Bussey; Nicolas Bromly (mark)

Land Records of Prince George's County, Maryland 1733-1739; Liber T, Page 422 Recorded at request of James Smith, 26 Nov 1736: Robert Debutts binds himself to Kennedy Farrell for £33.0.8; 16 Jun 1736; Is/ Bot. Debutts, Kennedy Farrell; wit. Jas. Smith of Rock Creek, William Farrell

Land Records of Prince George's County, Maryland 1733-1739; Liber T, Page 562 Recorded at request of William Manduit, 11 Feb 1737: James Smith, planter, for £30.6.7 paid by John Hanbury of London; Negro man Pollipus, age 20 years, Negro woman Rose, age ca 23; Isl Jas. Smith, Rock Creek; wit. Nath. Wickham, Jr., John ?Attrecco, Jr.

Land Records of Prince George's County, Maryland 1733-1739; Liber T, Page 642 Recorded at request of Maj. Edward Sprigg & James Edmonston, 25 Aug 1738: Bill of Sale from James Smith, for £29.4.11; Negro man named Walley age 33 years; Negro woman Hannah ca 19 years; Negro girl Sue ca 12 years; Negro boy Ben ca 9 years, Negro girl Sarah ca 4 years; Negro girl ?Piney ca 13 years; cattle, etc.; /s/ Jas. Smith, Rock Creek; wit. Jno. Hepburn, Thos. Jennings

Land Records of Prince George's County, Maryland 1733-1739; Liber T, Page 674 Recorded at request of Henry Watson, 30 Nov 1738: 30 Nov 1738; Indenture between James Smith, planter, and Henry Watson, merchant; for £40; tract called Knave's Disappointment; bounded by land James Smith sold George Gordon; containing 200 acres; /s/ Jas. Smith, Rock Creek; wit. Basil Beckwith, Benj. West; ack. James Smith

Prince George's Land Records 1739-1743 - Liber Y - Page 8 30 Mar 1739; Recorded at request of James Smith: 30 Oct 1738; Lease between Samuel Hyde of London, merchant, and James Smith; for £7.10; tract called Bradford's Rest of 375 acres; for life of Archibald Edmonston and Ninian Edmonston and James and Mary Edmonston; /sf Clement Hill; wit. John Hill, Clement Hill, Jr.

Prince George's Land Records 1739-1743 - Liber Y - Page 624. 22 Mar 1742/3; Recorded at request of James Smith: 3 Feb 1742/3; Lease between Samuel Hyde of London, merchant, and James Smith; for £1.0.5; part of Bradford's Rest; bounded by parcel formerly laid out for sd. Smith; containing 34 acres; for natural life of James Smith, Sarah Edmundston, Mary Edmunston, Jr., d/o James Edmonston; /sf Hen. Massey, atty. for Samuel Hyde; wit. Nath. Wickham, Tho. Owen

Prince George's Land Records 1739-1743 - Liber Y - Page 624. Lease. Feb 3, 1742/[431 from Samuel Hyde of the City of London in England, Merchant, to James Smith of PG, for 1 f and 5 pence sterling, the lease of part of a tract of land in PG called Bradfords Rest, bounded by a parcel formerly laid out for sd Smith, containing and laid out for about 34 acres. This lease starts today and is for the natural lives of James Smith himself, Sarah Edmundston, and Mary Edmunston Jr, daughter of James Edmunston, paying yearly to sd Hyde the rent of 10 shillings & 2 pence half penny sterling in silver or gold at the plantation now leased to James Smith, which is likewise part of sd Bradfords Rest, and at the Feast of the Nativity of our Blessed Lord and Saviour. Sd Smith may not commit waste, and no timber shall be sold or otherwise used than for the needful use upon the land afd. Smith, within 7 years, shall plant and make an orchard with 34 apple trees, and shall fence the orchard. No part of the premises shall be let without licence being first had of sd Hyde. The premises will be kept in good repair. If the rent is more than 30 days behind, or any of the above covenants is not fulfilled, then this lease shall cease. The subscriber has been authorized, by a certain deputation dated Apr 19, 1742 from under the hand and seal of Richard Bennett, Esq, of Maryland, who is at this time atty in fact for sd Saml Hyde, as may appear in the Provincial Records of Maryland. Signed Hen: Massey. Wit - Nath: Wickham*, Tho Owen*. Recorded Mar 22, 1742/[43].

Prince George's Land Records 1743-1746 - Liber BB - Page 31 Bill of sale. I, James Smith of Rock Creek in Maryland, planter, for 110 £ 5 shillings & 7 pence sterling, and for 60 £ and 53 £ 16 shillings sterling to be paid to my several creditors, viz, to the Commissioners for emitting Maryland money, sd 60 £ to Henry & Edward Trafford, Esqs, of Liverpool, 45 £ 2 shillings to Thomas Cramphin, the remainder being 8 £ 14 shillings & 6 pence, I have granted to James Edmonston of PG, a Negro man called Walley, aged about 60 years & a Negro man called Pollipus, aged about 24 years, and a Negro woman called Peamy, aged about 16 years, and a Negro boy called Essom, aged about 17, and a Negro girl called Sue, aged about 14 years, and a Negro girl called Sall, aged about 6, and a Negro boy called Ben, aged about 10, and a Negro boy called Daniell, aged about 9, all in possession of sd James Smith, and a Negro or Mulatto girl called Maryann, age 14, and a Negro or Mulatto girl called Chrismass, aged about 13 years, in the possession of sd James Edmonston, & 16 cattle & 1 gray mare called Mogge, and 1 white gelding called Thunder, & 1 black gelding called Diamond, & 1 chestnut colored mare called Molte, now in possession of sd James Smith. Signed Oct 15, 1743 - Jas Smith Rock Creek. Wit - David Ross, Thos Chittam, George Scott*. Recorded Oct 24, 1743.

Prince George's Land Records 1743-1746 - Liber BB - Page 59. Deed of Gift. I, James Smith of PG, for divers good causes and especially for the love I have for my daughter, Elisabeth Smith, I give to sd Elizabeth Smith, 1 Mulatto girl called Sabria, and 1 Mulatto called Friday, in whose hands sd Mulattos are found. Signed Nov 21, 1743 - Jas Smith Rock Creek. Wit - William West, Jno Rawlins, Nath Wickham*. Recorded Nov 25, 1743.

Prince George's County, Maryland Land Records 1749-1752; Liber PP {Abstract by Mike Marshall}; Page 133. At the request of George Plater the following Deed was recorded August 29, 1751 Indenture made August 27, 1751; between James Smith of Frederick County, Maryland of the one part and George Slater of St. Mary's County, Maryland of the other part. Whereas by indenture bearing date October 30, 1738 and February 3, 1742/3 made or mentioned to be made between Samuel Hyde of the City of London, merchant of the one part and James Smith of the other part and executed by a certain Clement Hill as Attorney in fact for Samuel Hyde, to farm let unto James Smith 409 acres of land being part of "Bradford's Rest" lying in Frederick County, Maryland, late Prince George's County, Maryland from the day of the date hereof for and during the natural lives of James Smith, Archibald Edmonston and Ninian Edmonston. Now this indenture witnesseth that James Smith in consideration of 65 pounds sterling paid by George Slater has sold assigned transferred set over by these presents all the aforesaid land for and during the residue of the terms in the said recited leases mentioned. Signed James Smith (Rock Creek) in the presence of Clement Hill, Turnor Wootton, Benjamin Berry and acknowledged before George Dent - Prince George's County, Maryland Land Records 1739-1743 - Liber Y - Page 8 and 624.

Sources


  • Land Records of Prince George's County, Maryland 1733-1739; Liber T, Page 215, 325, 422, 562, 642 & 674
  • Prince George's Land Records 1739-1743 - Liber Y - Page 8, 624
  • Prince George's Land Records 1743-1746 - Liber BB - Page 31, 59
  • Prince George's County, Maryland Land Records 1749-1752; Liber PP (Abstract by Mike Marshall); Page 133.
  • Prince George's County, Maryland Land Records 1739-1743 - Liber Y - Page 8 and 624.
  • MD Cal of Wills 10:123
  • "PG Co MD Marriage References and Family Relationships 1695-1800" by Moller, p162
  • Early Fam of So MD, 7:287, 290-291
  • Colonial Fam of USA 2: 376


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