- Birth date from Calvert Co Newsletter, Apr 1996, p. 2.
From Sarah Browder: In 1957 Bible in possession of Keith Compton, Clayton, NC, will 1770 St. Mary's Co, MD, another family Bible in poss. of Jane Harrison Clagett; deeded land by father in 1737; on 25 May 1754 Matthew Compton, planter and wife, Rachel, conveyed to MatthewMartain (all of Charles Co) for 7123 pounds of tobacco a portion of tract known as "Gisborough", land passed down to Comptons by Margaret Dent, daughter of Thomas Dent of St. Mary's Co, who married Edmund Howard 26 may 1681, then of Somerset but later of Charles Co; they being grandparents of Rachel Howard Compton, the land lying in Charles Co being 156 acres. On same date, 25 May 1754, Matthew Compton and wife Rachel, for 1898 pounds of tobacco the amount of 50 acres from "Gillsborough", "Gisborough" being 164 acres. On 1 Dec 1757, Matthew of Charles Co, conveyed to William Compton, planter, for 6000 pounds of tobacco "Wilton" of 149 acres.
(Vol. 2, #1191)
He received certain land grants 1733 in Charles Co, Maryland.
1733, Dec 15: will of William Stevens Howard, planter, Charles County, gave to daughter Rachel, wife of Mathew Compton, personalty. [This does seem be referring to Matthew Compton Jr, since in the will of Matthew Compton, 1770, St Mary's Co, he names, among others, his wife Rachel. He left to Barton, Alex. and Edmund H, dwelling plantation of "Wornout", son Stephen a portion of that property, estate divided equally between Matthew, John, Susannah, Barton, Alex., and Edmund H. Witnesses were Robert Slye Wood and Henry Morris and Samuel Briscoe.
Charles County Court Records, August 1741 Court, Liber T#2, Page 243.
Pursuant to the order of last Aug CC Court, Commission issued on Aug 16, 1740 to Saml Hanson Jr, William Eilbeck, Wm McFerson Sr, Richard Gambra of CC, Gent (not being any way related to the petitioner, contiguous proprietor, nor interested in sd land), to examine witnesses touching the bounds of a tract of land in CC called Guisborough in possession of Matthew Compton Jr.
And now here, Richard Gambra and William McFerson, return to this Court the Commission with the following certificate & the subsequent deposition -
We hereby certify that on Mar 30, 1741, we met on the premises within mentioned, and took 1 deposition relating to the bounds of the within land. Signed - Richard Gambra, Will'm McFerson.
Will dated February 1770, refers to his land called "Worncoat," which he specifically leaves to wife Rachel during her widowhood, leaving his entire estate to her "unless she marry." He provides that the land shall fall to son Stephen if he has heirs; if not, to Matthew if he has heirs; if not, to John, if he has heirs; or to Barton,, or to Alexander, or to Edmund Howard, whichever has heirs. The will shows that of his six children three are under age and neighter of the other three had children at the time of the making of the will. Matthew Compton signed his will in his own hand before witnesses: Robert Slye Wood, Henry Moris, and Saml. Briscoe. The probate was made in St. Mary's Co on the 3rd day of Sep 1770 in the presence of Rachel Compton, the widow, and the three witnesses. No son Zachariah was named in the will.
He signed a will in Feb 1770-12 Sep 1770 in St. Mary's Co., Maryland, USA. Mathew Compton wife Rachel "Worncout" residence, sons Barton, Alexander, Edmund Howard, Stephen, Mathew & John, Mathew Compton St.to Six Children Barton Alexander Compton, Edmund Howard Compton, Stephen, Mathew, John, Susannah Compton.
Tract Worncoat. Wit Robert Slye Wood, Henry Morris, Samuel Briscoe. Widow Abides by Will.
Matthew Compton's will dated Sep 23, 1770, leaves his whole estate to his wife Rachel Compton, "unless she marry." If this should be the case, then instructions were left for the estate to be divided as follows: Children, Sons: Barton, Alexander, Edmund Howard Compton, to son Stephen, if he die without heir the to John then to Barton, Alexander, Edmund Howard