Compton
COMPTON Family of Charles Co, MD
Person Date Event
**Ca - Compton, John 1664 - patentee A tract of land called Boswell, 200 acres, was surveyed Jan 14, 1664 for John Compton.
In 1753, this land was possessed as follows:
187 acres - William Compton
13 acres - Mathew Compton
Ref: Charles Co Rent Roll of 1753. TLC Genealogy
**Ca - Compton, John 1698 - Charles County witness Dec 26, 1698; Feb 10, 1698-9. Will of Ralph Smith of Chas. Co.
Wife Sarah, extx and sole legatee of estate.
Witnesses: Philip Briscoe, John Compton, Thomas Hanson, Walter Storey.
Ref: Maryland Calendar of Wills, Volume II, p. 169
**Ca - Compton, John 1718 - Will, Charles County Will written May 29, 1713, probated Mar 5, 1718.
To eldest son John, 2/3 of patent land, lying in both Charles and St. Mary's Counties, and 2/3 of personal estate.
To son Mathew, 1/3 real and 1/3 personal estate; at death of sd. sons, lands to pass to next heir of them both.
Executors: sons aforesaid.
Witnesses: Philip Briscoe Sr, John Farfax, Susanna Briscoe.

Ref: Maryland Calendar of Wills v 4, p. 191

ie, son John got 187 acres, and son Mathew got 93 acres.
**Caa - Compton, John Jr -
**Caa - Compton, John Jr 1704 - land grantee, Charles County Rangle = name of tract.
140 acres
July 20, 1704.
CD4/125

Ref: Settlers of Maryland, 1701-1730
**Caa - Compton, John Jr 1713 - grantor, Charles Co Aug 10, 1713. John Compton Jr sold the 140 acres of Rangle to John Gwinn.

Ref: Charles Co Deed.
**Caa - Compton, John Jr 1718 - legatee, Charles County Will of John Compton, written May 29, 1713, probated Mar 5, 1718.
To eldest son John, 2/3 of patent land, lying in both Charles and St. Mary's Counties, and 2/3 of personal estate.
To son Mathew, 1/3 real and 1/3 personal estate; at death of sd. sons, lands to pass to next heir of them both.
Executors: sons aforesaid.
Witnesses: Philip Briscoe Sr, John Farfax, Susanna Briscoe.

Ref: Maryland Calendar of Wills v 4, p. 191
**Caa - Compton, John Jr 1722 - dead by 1722
**Caaa - Compton, Matthew (h/o Rachel?) - I assign this person as son of John Jr, since in the 1722 Charles Co deed, he ends up with 187 acres, which is exactly what John Sr (d. 1718) bequeathed, in acres, to John Jr. John Jr. died by 1722. John Jr was born, roughly, 1680, so John Jr's son Matthew is too young to be the father of Eleanor Compton Slye, who was born roughly 1710.
**Caaa - Compton, Matthew (h/o Rachel?) 1722, March 9 - grantor, of St. Mary's Co Charles Co deed, March 9, 1722. Matthew Compton of St. Mary's Co, planter, to William Compton of Charles Co, planter. Matthew and William own 2 tracts of land in the aforesaid counties, adjoining. Boswell has 200 acres, and Boden has 80 acres. The land previously belonged to John Compton Sr, deceased, of Charles County, planter, who, by his will dated May 29, 1713, wanted his land divided.
Witnesses - John Briscoe, Thomas Grant.
**Caaa - Compton, Matthew (h/o Rachel?) 1747 - will, Charles Co Will of Matthew Compton Sr, Charles Co. Mar 19, 1744/5; Sep 15, 1747

To son Samuel Compton - all that part of my estate he is possessed with in Virginia.
To dau Susanna Whitely - 2 s. sterl.
To dau Elender Slye - 2 s. sterl.
To grandson Matthew Compton Parker - 2 s. sterl.
To son Matthew Compton, rest of estate.
Witnesses: George Briscoe, William Howard.

Ref: Maryland Calendar of Wills, v 9, p. 121-122.
**Caaa-w - Compton, Rachel Howard -
**Caaa-w - Compton, Rachel Howard 1733 - legatee, Charles Co Will of William Stevens Howard of Chas Co, planter, Dec 15, 1733; Apr 29, 1734.
Mentions daughter Rachel, wife of Mathew Compton.
Ref: Maryland Calendar of Wills v 7, p. 78.
Compton, Samuel  

Born May 19, 1716 Chas. Co, m. Sarah Truman, d. 1765, s/o Matthew & Susanna (Briscoe); Iss: Henry Truman, m. 1st Elizabeth Wood, d/o John Thos. & Anne Wilkinson (Greenfield); m. 2nd Nov 17, 1797 Ann Swann.
Ref:
Calvert Co, MD Newsletter Vol 17 No 5, Aug, 2001.

**Caaaa - Compton, Stephen -
**Caaaa - Compton, Stephen 1784 will, Charles Co mentions his sibs and his mother.
**Caaab - Compton, William - I am assigning William as a son of John Compton, because he seems to be the person who acquired part of Wilton, and that person had as a mother, Rachel. Against this assignment is that I don't see a William listed as a son of Mathew, although many of his kids are named.
**Caaab - Compton, William 1736-7 - legatee, St. Mary's Co Will of William Thompson, St. Mary's County, Jan 10, 1736-7; Jun 20, 1740.
To son Thomas, personalty during life, and at his death, to his grandson Henry.
To grandsons Joseph, Richard Mathias, son of Mathias, and Richard, son of Thomas, and kinsman, William Compton, personalty.
To wife Ann .. at her death, to be divided between Ann and Mary, daughters of John Baker.
Witnesses: Dorothy Leigh, Alexander Ross, and Will Reid.

Maryland Calendar of Wills, v 8. p 100.
**Caaab - Compton, William 1755 - grantee, Charles Co Charles Co deed. Aug 2, 1755. From Philip Brisco of St. Mary's County and Samuel Briscoe Jr of Charles Co, to William Compton, part of Wilton, in Charles County, 30 acres. Chloe Briscoe, wife of Philip, relinquished dower.
**Caaab - Compton, William 1772 - living on John Slye land Charles Co Deed of Gift. July 22, 1772 from John Slye of Charles County to Robert Slye of Charles Co (Robert being son of John), a tract of land called Tilney. bounded by land formerly laid out for John Pile called Wilton, but now in possession of William Compton, containing about 112 acres. Witnesses: Philip Briscoe, Samuel Briscoe.
**Caaac - Compton, Zachariah - Mary Middleton married, as her 2nd husband, Zachariah Compton. Zachariah and Mary went to Culpeper Co, VA. Zachariah may have died in WV while visiting a son who lived there. Zachariah's son, Daniel, left Culpeper in 1828 and went to Warren Co, OH. Source: Jim Windsor windsor@sirius.com
**Caaad - Compton, Mathew -
**Caaae - Compton, John -
**Caaaf - Compton, Alexander -
**Caaag - Compton, Edmund Howard - Edmund H. Compton had daughter Kitty, m. William Hill. I think William Hill's 1st wife (Kitty's mother) was a Wood who was in some way closely related to Henry Wood.
**Caaag - Compton, Edmund Howard 1759 - born
**Caaah - Compton, Susannah -
**Caaai - Compton, Margaret -
**Cab - Compton, Mathew (h/o Susannah) - To be the father of Eleanor Slye, since she was born in, roughly, 1710, he was born about 1680. The Mathew who married Rachel Howard, had a son, Edmund, b. 1759. Edmund and Eleanor Compton Slye cannot be siblings - born too far apart. So, if Eleanor was not the child of Matthew and Rachel Howard Compton, she could be the child of Mathew Compton (cooper) and wife Susannah.

I assign this person as the father of the William who got 93 acres in the 1722 Charles Co deed, since the 1718 will left exactly 93 acres to Matthew, son of John Sr, and the 1722 deed gives those 93 acres to William. Matthew of 93 acres is the right age to be Eleanor Compton Slye's father, but William cannot be her father. I postulate that Eleanor Slye is the sister of the William Slye who was surety for Philip.
**Cab - Compton, Mathew (h/o Susannah) 1702 - grantee Mathew Compton (cooper) and wife Susannah, on May 14, 1702, conveyed part of a tract of land called Manchester, on the Wicomico River.

Land C2, 117. In a Family Line book.
**Cab - Compton, Mathew (h/o Susannah) 1718 - legatee, Charles County Will of John Compton, written May 29, 1713, probated Mar 5, 1718.
To eldest son John, 2/3 of patent land, lying in both Charles and St. Mary's Counties, and 2/3 of personal estate.
To son Mathew, 1/3 real and 1/3 personal estate; at death of sd. sons, lands to pass to next heir of them both.
Executors: sons aforesaid.
Witnesses: Philip Briscoe Sr, John Farfax, Susanna Briscoe.

Ref: Maryland Calendar of Wills v 4, p. 191
**Cab - Compton, Mathew (h/o Susannah) 1722, March 9 - grantor, of St. Mary's Co Charles Co deed, March 9, 1722. Matthew Compton of St. Mary's Co, planter, to William Compton of Charles Co, planter. Matthew and William own 2 tracts of land in the aforesaid counties, adjoining. Boswell has 200 acres, and Boden has 80 acres. The land previously belonged to John Compton Sr, deceased, of Charles County, planter, who, by his will dated May 29, 1713, wanted his land divided.
Witnesses - John Briscoe, Thomas Grant.
**Cab - Compton, Mathew (h/o Susannah) 1747 - will, Charles Co Will of Matthew Compton Sr, Charles Co. Mar 19, 1744/5; Sep 15, 1747

To son Samuel Compton - all that part of my estate he is possessed with in Virginia.
To dau Susanna Whitely - 2 s. sterl.
To dau Elender Slye - 2 s. sterl.
To grandson Matthew Compton Parker - 2 s. sterl.
To son Matthew Compton, rest of estate.
Witnesses: George Briscoe, William Howard.

Ref: Maryland Calendar of Wills, v 9, p. 121-122.
**Caba - Compton, William - Grandson of John Sr through Mathew because in the 1722 deed, he ends up with 93 acres = one third of 280.
**Caba - Compton, William 1721 - conveyed Brotherwood March 8, 1721. Chas Co deed from William Compton, planter, and wife Mary, to John Chunn Jr, planter, for 10,000 pounds of tobacco, a parcel called Brotherhood, containing 800 acres, bounded by Eagleton, land of Edward Swann and Wm. Compton.
Witnesses: John Briscoe. Sam. Chunn, Jon. Fendall.

Ref: Family Line book
**Caba - Compton, William 1722, March 9 - grantee, Charles Co Charles Co deed, March 9, 1722. Matthew Compton of St. Mary's Co, planter, to William Compton of Charles Co, planter. Matthew and William own 2 tracts of land in the aforesaid counties, adjoining. Boswell has 200 acres, and Boden has 80 acres. The land previously belonged to John Compton Sr, deceased, of Charles County, planter, who, by his will dated May 29, 1713, wanted his land divided.
Witnesses - John Briscoe, Thomas Grant.
**Caba - Compton, William 1758 - cited in Andrew Chunn's estate
Ref: Abstracts of the Administration Accounts of the Prerogative Court of Maryland, Libers 37-45, 1754-1760, by VL Skinner, Jr.

Philip Wood received payment from the estate.

This is vol 41 p. 526. Also mentions Just. Burch, Will Compton, Samuel Swann. Benjamin King, John Compton, James Wood. Date = Apr 15, 1758.
**Caba - Compton, William 1759 - security for Philip Wood, Charles Co William Compton of Charles County, planter, became security for Philip Wood's court case. Philip was indebted to Sam Hanson, did not pay his debt, and was brought to Court by Hanson.

Ref: Charles County Court Cases Book I No 3, p. 113
**Caba-w - Mary -
**Caba-w - Mary 1721 - conveyed Brotherwood March 8, 1721. Chas Co deed from William Compton, planter, and wife Mary, to John Chunn Jr, planter, for 10,000 pounds of tobacco, a parcel called Brotherhood, containing 800 acres, bounded by Eagleton, land of Edward Swamm and Wm. Compton.
Witnesses: John Briscoe. Sam. Chunn, Jon. Fendall.

Ref: Family Line book
**Cabb - Slye, Elender - She married John Slye
**Cabb - Slye, Elender 1747 - legatee, Charles Co Will of Matthew Compton Sr, Charles Co. Mar 19, 1744/5; Sep 15, 1747

To son Samuel Compton - all that part of my estate he is possessed with in Virginia.
To dau Susanna Whitely - 2 s. sterl.
To dau Elender Slye - 2 s. sterl.
To grandson Matthew Compton Parker - 2 s. sterl.
To son Matthew Compton, rest of estate.
Witnesses: George Briscoe, William Howard.

Ref: Maryland Calendar of Wills, v 9, p. 121-122.