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Col. James Smallwood

Birth1639
Immigrate1664
 
Death1/1715
Aged: 76 years
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Note:  As far as I know, James' parents are not identified conclusively.  On Rootsweb Worldconnect there are many different variations.  If anyone has any more conclusive evidence, please share! - Ray. James Smallwood emigrated to America in 1664 and married Hester in 1665. James and Hester lived in Zachia Hundred, Charles Co, MD. James applied for and received 100 acres as Hesters father had passed soon after arrival and had not claimed the land he was entitled to for transporting his family. James Smallwood was a member of Godfrey's Rangers in 1675, and again in 1681. Their main station was at Port Tobacco, with another at Piscataway Creek, of the Potomac. They guarded the settlement against the Susquehannock Indians.

In 1688-89 he was involved in the Orange Rebellion, and advanced in military rank over the years. He was a major in 1692 and Lt. Col. in 1700, and afterwards a Colonel. In 1680 he was appointed "Post for Charles Co" for conveying "public intelligence" to the Governor and Council. This was the first letter post for outlying Charles Co. From 1692 until his death Col. James represented Charles Co as a Burgess in the MD Assembly. He often acted as liaison with the Indians, since he had their confidence. In 1694 he was Sheriff of Charles Co. On June 9, 1700 he is called Lt. Col James Smallwood, and shortly after that date his name is regularly prefixed with the title "Colonel". He aquired many parcels of land, including: Pork (Park) Hall, Batchelor's Hope, Welcome, Eltham, May Day, Taitsall, Coate's Lodge. At the time of his death he was living at Bew (Beau) Plains in Prince George Co which was the plantation of his second wife Mary. His will is dated 9-16-1712 and probated in Charles Co 1-12-1714/15

Hester Evans

Birthabt 1645( place questionable )
or MD, Charles Co
Deathbef 3/1693
 
Hester came to America with her parents in 1650. William Evans died shortly after arrival.

Hester's mother married to William Evans and was widowed then married John Nicholls of St. Mary's Co. It is believed she was already pregnant when she married John Nicholls. These notes were taken from the files of Col. John D. Long that are in the manuscript in the Indiana State Library.
ChildrenFirst NameBirth DtDeath DtBirth PlaceSpouses
1+

John 

16661694  MD, Charles Co Lettice ___ 
2+

James 

10/166812 DEC 1723  MD, Charles Co Mary Boyden 
3+

Mary 

2 NOV 16709/1712  MD, Charles Co Cornelius Maddocks, John Taylor 
4+

Sarah 

abt 1671aft 1735/1736  MD, Charles Co Henry Moore 
5+

Matthew 

4/16731712  MD, Charles Co Grace Robertson 
6+

Thomas 

16754 MAY 1734  MD, Charles Co Alice Godfrey 
7+

William 

abt 167712 JUN 1706  MD, Charles Co Eleanor Hawkins, Elizabeth Breed, Bread, Brad 
8+

Prior 

16801735  MD, Charles Co Elizabeth Stone 
9

Benjamin 

abt 16821737  MD, Charles Co  
10

Bayne 

abt 16851709  MD, Charles Co Charity Courts 
11+

Ledstone 

16872/1755  MD, Charles Co Elizabeth Garland, Mary ___ 
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Sources
  1. Book: Some Colonial and Revolutionary Families of North Carolina, Volume I - personal copy; Marilu Burch Smallwood; Volume I Published by the Author, 1964;
  2. Correspondence: Barbara Stock, submitter: in "National Society sons and Daughters of the Pilgrims, Lineage Book V", Arthur Louis Finnell;
  3. Correspondence: Robert A Smallwood, Hamilton, NJ;
  4. Email: Barbara Stock, Marietta, GA;
  5. Email: Will Lyles; former email: 72110.1017@compuserve.com;
  6. Email: Richard; former email: Woodmite@aol.com;
  7. Website: LDS FamilySearch;
  8. Website: Rick Tallman;
  1. Book: Some Colonial and Revolutionary Families of North Carolina, Volume I - personal copy; Marilu Burch Smallwood; Volume I Published by the Author, 1964;
  2. Correspondence: Barbara Stock, submitter: in "National Society sons and Daughters of the Pilgrims, Lineage Book V", Arthur Louis Finnell;
  3. Correspondence: Robert A Smallwood, Hamilton, NJ;
  4. Email: Barbara Stock, Marietta, GA;
  5. Email: Will Lyles; former email: 72110.1017@compuserve.com;
  6. Email: Richard; former email: Woodmite@aol.com;
  7. Website: LDS FamilySearch;
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Virginia Sholin Smallwood   •  18-Aug-22 8:01 PM
I think there is a generation between Col. James Smallwood and Matthew Smallwood. Not realizing that Ray Gurganus' proposed father for James Smallwood was the same man I think was actually who I think is his grandfather, I did my own investigation into that family. I had even set up some pages for them, shown below.

But first, I think James Smallwood's parents were John Smallwood, born 1610 in Middlewich, Cheshire, England; and Mary Moulton, born 1612 in Omesby, Yorkshire, England. Those two people immigrated to Charles County, Maryland, where both died, he on 9 Aug 1667, and she in 1670.

They were thought to have had two children, one of them James Smallwood, born 1639; and Bayne Smallwood, born 1635, Bayne also came to Maryland. He died in Beau Plains, Prince Georges County, Mary.and on 16 Sep 1714.

These Smallwoods from Middlewich, Cheshire, England were surely forebears of our Col. James Smallwood. One clue is the number of people descended from James Smallwood on this website, whose names included the rather unusual "Bayne," sometimes seen in records as "Bean." They include eight different people down from Col. James Smallwood.

There is a lot of speculation about who Col. James Smallwood might be. Might as well join in. However, please take a look at the pages I've set up for them. I have not even tentatively attached them to Col. James Smallwood, as there are already tentative parents attached. You'll notice, though, that the Bayne Smallwood, born 1635, is attached.

Further, I have four generations listed beyond Col. James Smallwood and who I believe was his brother, Bayne. I also have four generations going back past whom I believe was their paternal grandmother, Anne Whittington. Moreover, I have included three generations further back from the lady I think was their mother, Mary Mouton. You'll find, too, that I've included their children, and a number of sources, as well.

Here are those pages, beginning with John Smallwood, born 1610, and Mary Moulton, born 1612:

ourfamtree.org
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tejana   •  10-Mar-10 6:21 PM
There is a source that say he was born in Middlewich, Cheshire, England:

U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900
  •  22-Jan-05 12:00 AM
Charles County, Maryland land warrants

Lib. 9, fol. 439: May 24, 1666

Came James Smallwood and Demands Land for the Transportation of himself and Hester his wife into this Province in Anno one thousand Six hundred Sixty four and She in Anne one thousand Six Hundred and fifty. Warrant made to the Surveyer Generall to lay out for James Smallwood one hundred acres of land.

Ret ut Supra

_________________

__________________________
Probated January 1714/1715

James Smallwood

In the Name of God Amen
6th Day of September 1712

I James Smallwood Senr. of Charles County in the Province of Maryland Gent.

Item. I give & bequeath unto my wife Mary the two thirds of what Estate I have at my plantation at Bew Plains in Prince Georges County, that is to say of Nigros, Cattle, Hoggs, Horse, Mares, Coults, Household Stuff or other Implemts. belonging to the above plantacion & also my these presents order & ordain my wife sole Extx.

It. I give & bequeath the other part or share of that Estate on my Plantacion in Prince Georges County to my children James, Thos., Prier, & Leadstone Smallwood & Mary Taylor and Sarah More to be equally Divided Between them so near as possible it can be done {illegible}

/s/ James Smallwood

Signed, Sealed & Delivered
In the Presence of us
/s/ Jno Dove
/s/ Jno Dodson

and on the back was thus endorsed viz.
These are to certify that I Mary Smallwood the relecty of Col. James Smallwood late of Charles County dec'd do here before the {illegible}
Will Totally relinquish the Legacys bequeathed to me Mary {illegible}
as witness my hand Seal this 12th day of Jan. 1714/15.
/s/ Mary Smallwood
/s/ Joseph Manning Dept. Court
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