Friday, August 28, 2015

The Calvert Wives of Anne Arundel County, Maryland

wife of 
Cecil Calvert 2nd Lord Baltimore
Born circa 1615 Died 23 July 1649
Married Cecil Calvert in 1628
When Anne was only 13 years old

This blog post is about the wives of Calvert men that hailed from Anne Arundel county, Maryland. George Calvert born circa (1690-1771) of Stafford and Prince William County, Virginia married first Constance, and second Esther (Kirkland) Stone, widow of Francis Stone, and daughter of Richard Kirkland of Anne Arundel County, Maryland. This George Calvert established son of George Calvert the Elder, who first appeared in Stafford county, Virginia records.  George Calvert (1690-1771) grandson Rodham Calvert birth 1791, son of Obediah Calvert Sr, and unknown second wife. Rodham Calvert born Prince William county, Virginia married Sally Burgess, who was also born Anne Arundel county, Maryland.  

We are presently researching the Prince William County Virginia Calvert families connections to people who lived in Anne Arundel county, Maryland over multiple decades.  With the emphasis on the wives of these Calvert men.  Our goal is to uncover the origins of George Calvert who first appeared in Stafford County, Virginia records as early as 19 February 1688. Contributed by Calvert Genealogy Group member Richard Tobin. 

Ruth and Sam Sparacio Deed and Will Abstracts of Stafford county, Virginia 1689-1693, (Arlington, Virginia, Antient Press, 1989) page 47.

"p. 184a Att a Court held for ye County of Stafford att ye House of THOMAS ELLSEY
March the 11th 1690

KNOW ALL MEN by these presents that I RICHARD NIXON of Stafford County in consideracon of a Debt of Two thousand five hundred poundes of Tobacco bona fide due unto said BURR HARRISON therefore & forasmuch I doe this 19th day of February 1688 sell unto BURR HARRISON one black Cow wth a star in her forehead two peeces beinge taken out off ye lower side of each ear together wth their future increase. Wittness my hand & Seale this Nineteenth day of February 1688 

This date helps us establish a time line for the first Calvert in Stafford county, Virginia, and an estimated age for George Calvert the Elder.  George Calvert would have been an adult to be witnessing a transaction.  We can deduce that George Calvert was born at least by 1667/8 time period to be of legal age 21.  We are researching the wives of the Calvert men who descended from George Calvert to find George Calvert's origins parents and place of birth.  There are no ship records for a transportation for George Calvert, during this time period, and no one received head rights for transporting a George Calvert into Virginia. George Calvert was born in colonial America. We don't know where, but the Calvert's of Prince William County, Virginia, did marry women who were from Anne Arundel County, Maryland.  We will explore these particular wive's ancestry, and allied families.  With the goal of showing earlier contact in Maryland between their families and the Calvert ancestor's of the descendants of George Calvert the Elder of Stafford County, Virginia. 

Next blog post to explore the ancestry of Esther (Kirkland) Stone.  Esther Kirkland daughter of Richard Kirkland born All Hallows Parish, Anne Arundel county, Maryland died by 19 May 1743 Truro parish, Fairfax county, Virginia (Probate).

Early Colonial Settlers of Southern Maryland and Virginia's Northern Neck Counties, by Mike Marshall.

Richard Kirkland died in Fairfax  County, Virginia leaving a Will dated 17 November 1742 proved 19 May 1743, in which he mentions his wife Mary, his sons Robert and John Fairfax, and "All my sons and daughters" His wife Mary and George "Callburd or "Calbert" as it was elsewhere spelled were executors.  In Prince William county, Virginia 26 May 1740, Bond for Ester Stone Administraxtix for the Estate of Francis Stone.

How did George Calvert (1690-1771) become acquainted with his second wife Esther (Kirkland) Stone, who appears to have been born Anne Arundel county Maryland? We will explore Esther's ancestry, her first husband Francis Stone, and family next blog post.  

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