Fidelmus Semmes

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Fidelmus Semmes (Simms)

Birthplace: Charles, Maryland, United States
Death: Died in Charles, Maryland, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Anthony Semmes and Ann Semmes
Husband of Elizabeth Semmes
Father of John Simms
Brother of Bathaia Higdon; Elexius Semmes; Marmaduke Semmes and Mary Semmes
Half brother of Jane Semmes

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About Fidelmus Semmes

Note: Fidelimus and his wife, Elizabeth conveyed on 10 November 1736 a tract called "Eatons Delight," 200 acres. [Early Charles County Maryland Settlers 1658- 1745.] "In 1736 he [ Fidelmus] and his wife, Elizabeth, wee joint grantors on a portion of "Eaton's Delight" to Edward Sanders which Charles Bryan and his wife had lifewise conveyed to Edward Sanders. In 1762 he and his wife were again joint grantors in a portion of "Friendship" which had been divided between Mary and John Smallwood and Charles Bryan and Mary his wife. How Fidelmus Semmes acquired these tracts is not known, but with his wife joining him in the deed, it indicated that she had vested rights in the land."

Marmaduke Seemes of Middle Plantation, Newman. Fedelmus received 400 acres of land in "Semms Forest" in Cecil County, MD 12 January 1709. On March 10, 1755, he deeded for natural love and affections which he held for his son, John, the two portions of "St. George's" which were contiguous.


Death: MCW Vol. 16, p. 121

Will indexed, Fidelmus Semmes, 1776, Charles County, 40, 661


6 March 1776.

12 June 1776.

To dau: Elizabeth Knott 1 negro, stock, personalty and 500 lbs. crop tobacco.

To 4 grandchildren: Francis, Elizabeth, Anne and Wineforde Higdon, 1/ each.

To 3 grandchildren: Thomas, Charyty and Mary Sympson, l/each.

To 2 sons: John Seemes, Ex., and Mark Seemes, remainder of

estate equally.

Teat: Bennet Wathen, Ignatius Simpson.

WILLS 40, f- 661.





Heirs: Daughter, Elizabeth Knott; grandson, Francis Higdon; granddaughters, Elizabeth Higdon, Ann Higdon, Winifred Higdon; grandson,

Thomas Simpson; granddaughters, Charity Simpson, Mary Simpson; sons,

John Semmes, Mark Semmes.

Executor: John Semmes.

Date of will, March 6, 1776; probated June 14, 1776.

Witnesses: Bennet Warthen, Ignatius Simpson.


Dated November 10, 1736, recorded November 25, 1736, Charles County, Md., from FIDELMUS SEMMES and ELIZABETH, his wife, of Charles County, Md., to EDWARD SANDERS, of Charles County,

for 4,500 lbs. tobacco and 20 shillings, and for divers other good causes, all that tract called "Eatons Delight," in Charles County, beginning at a bounded Red Oak, standing on the west side of Huckleberry Branch, etc., to a bounded Pock Hickory, near the land of Mr. Thomas Burdet.


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Fidelmus Semmes's Timeline

Charles, Maryland, United States
Age 36
St. George, Charles, Maryland, United States
Age 76
Charles, Maryland, United States