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Descendants of Edward SMALLWOOD

Fifth Generation

8. Col. James SMALLWOOD (John , Matthew , Matthew , Edward ) was born in 1638 in Middlewich, England. He died on 16 Sep 1714 in Prince George Co., Maryland.

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
Above, Source: http://209.190.235.73/genes/db/browse.cfm/dbname/Smallwood
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MARYLAND CALENDAR OF WILLS: Volume 4

Smallwood, Col. James, Sr.,Chas. Co.,16th Sept., 1712;
12th Jan., 1714.
To wife Mary, extx., 2/3 of personal estate on plantation "Bew Plains," in Prince George's Co.*
To child., viz., James, Thomas, Prier and Leadstone Smallwood, Mary Tayler and Sarah More, residue of estate on sd. plantation.
Test: Jno. Done, Jno. Doddson. 14. 31.
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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 County" for conveying "public intelligence" to the Governor and Council. This was the first letter post for outlying Charles County. From 1692 until his death Col. James represented Charles County 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 County.

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 County which was the plantation of
his second wife Mary.

His will is dated 9-16-1712 and probated in Charles County 1-12-1714/15

He was married to Hester Evans (daughter of William Evans) in 1665 in MD. Hester Evans was born about 1635 in MD, Of Charles Co. She died on 10 Mar 1693 in MD, Charles Co. Hester came to America with her parents in 1650. Her father died shortly after arrival.

Personal Data: Hester came to Maryland as a child in 1650. James arrived in 1664 and was soon the owner of plantations: "Pork Hall", "Batchelor's Hope", "Welcome", "Eltham", Tartsall", & "Gooter" and other property totalling over 3000 acres in all. In 1676 he was appointed "Post", "... to convey all public intelligence in Charles County from thence to his Lordship (the Governor) and his Council..."* , and in about 1683 was made County Commissioner.*
In 1689 he contributed 800 pounds of tobacco towards the support of a free school in Charles County and was also appointed Major of the "Foot" in the room of Maj. John Wheeler and was named as one of a number to regulate the Civil affairs of the County*. James was appointed High Sheriff of Charles County in 1694 and served as the County's representative in the Maryland Assembly from 1692 until his death*. He indicates that he is living on plantation "Bew (or Beau) Plains" in Prince George County, MD at the time his Will (dated September 16, 1712) was written.
The Colonel's 2nd wife Mary had been married first to Robert Thompson Jr, 2nd to Giles Blizard and married 4th after James' death to Alexander Herbert.

*Post - Richardson's Sidelights on Maryland History Vol. 1 - 96
Commissioner - Maryland Archives Vol. VII-611
Sheriff - Maryland Archives Vol. XX-68
Major/Civil - " " Vol. XIII-242

Notes for COL. JAMES SMALLWOOD:
Notes and quotes from a Smallwood from Cheshire (UK)
" Our branch of Smallwoods seems to have originated with Mathew Smallwood who was the Bishop of Lichfield (?) and moved to Middlewich in Cheshire in or around 1660 and that is where our family (as far as I'm concerned) began. Bishop Mathew Smallwood was recorded as paying the 2nd highest taxes in the village which suggests that he was the second richest person in Middlewich.
The Smallwoods originated in the Village (Hamlet actually, one bar and a couple of houses) of Smallwood, near Sandbach on the Cheshire border."
This was posted on the Smallwood forum by Steve Smallwood 8/28/1998
and several other sons unknown

Sources: Information on this page provided by Fannie Lockett & "Mackeys & Eberlys of Texas" by J.V. Henkel Hoskinson & J.R. Bishop & "Our Ancestors" by Jessie Mae Ashford & Adelle Brown Ashford.

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James married (1) Hester (or Esther) EVANS, daughter of William EVANS and Alice NORRIS, in 1665 in Maryland. Hester was born about 1635 in Charles Co., MD. She died on 10 Mar 1693 in Charles Co., MD.

Hester came to America with her parents in 1650. Her father died shortly after arrival.

James and Hester had the following children:

+ 9 M i John SMALLWOOD
+ 10 M ii James SMALLWOOD Jr.
+ 11 F iii Mary B. SMALLWOOD
  12 M iv Matthew SMALLWOOD was born in Apr 1673 in Charles Co., MD. He died about 1712 in GA?.
        Matthew married Grace ROBERTSON (OR ROBINSON) about 1703.
+ 13 M v Thomas SMALLWOOD
+ 14 M vi Bayne SMALLWOOD
  15 M vii Benjamin SMALLWOOD was born about 1676 in Charles Co., Md. He died on 24 Jun 1737 in MD.

Note:
On 4/1/1701, sued John Wynn (later married brother William's daughter, Ann)
for recovery of a horse.
Will: signed by Elizabeth Cawood and Charity Davy, as next of kin.

Box: 1 Fold: 1 Alexander Hamilton to Benjamin Cawood
2/16/1786

DESCRIPTION: 1 Autograph Letter Signed (copy) dated 2/16/1786 from Alexander Hamilton, Maryland tobacco factor in Piscataway, Maryland, to Benjamin Cawood, regarding the debt Cawood owed John Glassford & Company and the debt Cawood owed Robert Fergusson. Hamilton warns that he may contact William Harison, under whom Cawood worked, about the debt. Other references to Thomas Smith, Peter Campbell & Company, John Smallwood, and Benjamin Smallwood. Sent from Piscataway, Maryland.
+ 16 M viii Capt. William SMALLWOOD
+ 17 M ix Pryor SMALLWOOD
+ 18 F x Sarah SMALLWOOD
+ 19 M xi Leadstone SMALLWOOD

James also married (2) Mary EDEN.

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