Early Colonial Settlers of Southern Maryland and Virginia's Northern Neck Counties

Southern Maryland Marshall


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  • Name Southern Maryland Marshall 
    Born Record for other Marshall's in Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Person ID I001452  Tree1
    Last Modified 17 Sep 2020 

    Father Researching These Marshall 
    Family ID F12484  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

     1. St Mary Co. Maryland Marshall,   b. Record for other Marshall's in Sr. Mary's County, MD Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Calvert Co. MD Marshall
     3. Washington Co. MD Marshall,   b. Record for other Marshall's in Washington Co., MD Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. AA Baltimore Cecil Co. MD Marshall,   b. Record for other Marshall's in Baltimore & AA County, MD Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Frederick Co. MD Marshall,   b. Record for other Marshall's in Frederick County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Isaac Marshall,   b. Bef 1643, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Feb 1672/73, Charles County, Maryland - Admin Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 30 years)
     7. Hugh Marshall,   b. Bef 1667,   d. 10 Nov 1687, Charles County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 20 years)
     8. Mark Marshall,   b. Bef 1724,   d. Aft 1744, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 22 years)
    Last Modified 17 Sep 2020 
    Family ID F00820  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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      Southern Maryland Origins of Thomas Marshall (1655-1704) Grandfather of the Chief Justice John Marshall

      There have been several attempts to unravel the ancestry of Thomas Marshall (1655-1704) of Westmoreland Co. VA.; Grandfather of the Chief Justice John Marshall.

      Paxton "Marshall Family" published in 1885, and by his own admission years later, did not know who the ancestors were of Thomas Marshall. Several other noted researchers have come to the same concussion but the Ancestry has remained questionable.
      I propose an alternate solution that is solved by looking in ones backyard. In this case, across the Potomac.
      It has been proved by court/land records that Paxton mixed the Isle of Wright Marshall's with the Westmoreland Marshall's. It appears the 1635 transportation of 20 year old John Marshall to VA was the one who married Jane McCarthy. From naming conventions, no William or Thomas figures into the Isle of Wight Marshall Family.

      Another line of Marshall's lived the in Lancaster Co. VA area on the Rappanhannock River near Leedstown that would have been a better match for the 1655 Thomas Marshall. However, are all those Marshall's are all accounted for with land records, wills & inventories.

      The next Marshall line lived on the Eastern Shore in Northampton Co. VA on a line directly East of the entrance of Rappanhannock River. The "GHOTES" Eastern Shore Genealogy Board has documented this Marshall line. Their Thomas Marshall has a will probate date one day before the Thomas Marshall of Westmoreland which make this an attractive link but land records and wills proves this was a different
      line. Site and partial data as follows:
      http://ghotes dot net/nhmarshalls/

      {2. Thomas2 Marshall (John1) was born 1626. Thomas died 1704 in Northampton County, Virginia.
      He married Mary (N) (wife of Thomas Marshall) about 1655. Mary was born 1638. Mary died before 1704. Mary was his wife's name when he presented his son, Thomas for baptism in 1661. He did not name a wife in his will. Court records of Northampton County show Mary Marshall in May, 1688, aged 50. (Houston & Mihalyka, Colonial Residents, Genealogical Pub. Co., Baltimore MD, 1985, p. 67)
      He made a will in Northampton County, Virginia, January 1, 1704. Thomas's will was probated in Northampton County, Virginia, May 30, 1704. Thomas would have been about age 14 when he came to Northampton. His name is probably on that portion of the headright certificate which was destroyed. If indentured with his father to John Wilkins, his seven years coincide with his attaining majority.}

      It is far more believable that the Thomas Marshall, a millwright, who oversaw the maintenance of the Mills and tobacco storage houses of Charles County Maryland, living in "Allens Fresh", moved to Virginia abt 1684 and termed "Carpenter" is the one and the same person.
      Thomas was living after 1695 per the "Inventory of Col. Nehemiah Blackiston, where Thomas is referred to as "of Virginia". Blackison married a couple daughters of Dr.Thomas Gerrard of St. Clement's Manor, St. Mary's County, who was banished to Westmoreland after Fendall's Rebellion and died 1672. His lands on the Matchotick River in Westmoreland Co. Va were later seated to Richard Lee. Thomas Gerard's daughter Frances married Col John Washington and after her death he married Anne Pope

      "Allens Fresh" is located at the head of Wicomico River in Southern Charles County that separates St. Mary's Chaptico Hundred from Charles County's, Newport & William & Mary Parishes. The father of William Marshall was transported by Thomas Weston in 1640 and patented Westbury Manor in St. Georges Hundred, St. Mary's County. William Marshall acted as his attorney on several occasions.
      In a line, directly South of Allens Fresh, across the Potomac River is Pope's Creek in Westmoreland Co. Va, This is where John Washington grandfather of George Washington lived and his neighboring families of Fowke, Gerard, Brent, Brown, Brett, Rozier, Chandler, Harrison & Pope all had land in Southern MD

      Coincidently, Thomas' move to Virginia was the same time Martha Sherwood of Westmoreland Co. Va. married a Thomas Marshall and her sister Sarah married a David Rozier, Son of Rev John Rozier and nephew of Col. Benjamin Rozer of Charles County, Maryland. Benjamin Rozer and Southern Maryland Marshall's had several close business relationships.

      William Marshall died in 1773.
      William Marshall I Charles county Wills 22Apr1673/Dec 1673
      To Son William, 4 tracts of land unnamed in Chas Co.
      To Son Joshua and dau Eliza, "Marshall", 500A, "Two Friends" Chas Co.
      To child(ren) residue of estate equally.
      To Son Joshua, Cattle mark, obtained by marriage of testator with Katherine EBDEN. In event of death of any child under age, or without issue, survivors to inherit deceased's portion, and all dying without issue, estate to be used for benefit of poor of Chas County.
      Exs: Thomas Notely, Robert Henley and brother Francis Wyne.
      Test: Zach, Wade, Edward Price, Johnathan Marler. V1-pg 592

      mm: September 2010

      DNA testing shows there is no relationship between the Chief Justice line and the Charles County Md line.

      DNA testing for the King George and Lancaster Marshall's has not been done. Looking for a descendant
      Bill Howard [SMTP:wehoward@cox dot net]
      The other two executors of his will were Thomas Notley (1634-1679) who was the father of Mary Notley who married Benjamin Rozer; and Robert Henley (abt 1617-1684) who married Sarah Bachelor (abt 1627-bef Feb 1683) and whose daughter, Charity married (1) John Courts and (2) John Contee..

      His will names the younger children who were born in the 1660's. It is thought that Thomas Marshall and Richard Marshall were also sons of William Marshall either from an earlier marriage or by the Widow Hebden. Thomas Marshall b 1655 would have been one of the first sons of William Marshall & Catherine Payne widow of Thomas Dr. Hebden who died 1649. Thomas married the widow by 1655 according to land records. Thomas' brother Richard born 1669 was a servant for Benjamin Rozer in 1681 according to his Inventory records. Richard married Mary, a daughter of Gerald Brown {who married a daughter of Thomas Allanson}, and died in Charles County, Maryland before 1700.

      If Thomas was by an earlier marriage them Richard would have been his son.

      The predominant naming conventions of this Southern Maryland family are William, Thomas, Richard & Robert.
      The following link contains an interesting incident that helps put some of the players together. The Combs family board is a wealth of information for Southern Maryland records.

      Look for the paragraph that starts: "The following incident occurred in Oct 1681, about the same time as the above petition. The records reference Phillip Combs and Thomas MARSHALL of Allen's Mill who was apparently involved in Fendell's Rebellion of 1679 (or Lt. Godfrey's planned "break-out" of FENDALL):"

      It is believed that Thomas moved to Westmoreland by 1686 as he is a witness in the land transactions of Anne Washington, the daughter of John Washington & Anne Pope who married Francis Wright.

      The Will of Thomas Marshall of Westmoreland County, Virginia. (undated)
      Westmoreland County, is in Deed & Will Book 3, pages 232 - 233 and
      Probated 31 May 1704. He mentions only his son William Marshall but it is known through land & court records that he had several other kids. Thomas had at least two other children that have been proved besides John Marshall that married Elizabeth Markham & William Marshall that married Elizabeth Williams. There is a Mary who married John Piper, and James who died 1750 murdered by Jonathan Piper. The Mary Iva Marshall that is noted by Paxton to have married Thomas Camp can not be proved through any court or parish record. It appears Thomas Camp married a Marshall of James City Va., Isle of Wight County, Virginia or of King William Co. Va. They were too far South to have any dealings with the Westmoreland Marshall's.

      One of other child may have also been born of this marriage. It is believed that the Robert Marshall that married Margaret Luttrell and both died Prince William Co 1754 was a son. He lived near Mason Neck West of Gunston Hall on the Occoquan & Pohick Creeks. Parts of their lands were later seated by Bushrod Washington near Manassas.

      William Marshall d1757 son of Thomas Marshall d1704 appears to be the ancestor of the King George County, Virginia and "Berry Plains" Marshall's by the migration up the Rappanhannock River through Farnham & Hanover Parish of now day Richmond County, Essex and Caroline Co. VA. They had land across the river from Port Royal, Caroline Co. Va that was originally Phillip Sherwood's. This family married in to the Roy & Buckner familes.

      The Marshall's in Southern Maryland that first arrived in St. Mary's County MD later lived on both sides of the Potomac from Westmoreland, Stafford, Prince William, Fairfax & Loudoun Counties on the Virginia side and Frederick, Prince George's and Charles County on the Maryland Side. This Westward migration continued after the revolution when descendents moved to Mason County Ky & Fayette County Ky.

      In a time when only ships where the main way of getting around and as people migrated Westward within river valleys and given the politics of 1650 to 1680, this Thomas looks to have been in the right place.

      Frederick MD.

      I've been working on a theory that Thomas Marshall that lived in CC county in the 1670-80's is the same one that died in Westmoreland County, Virginia 1704 and is the Grandfather of the Chief Justice John Marshall.

      I've been doing Marshall reseach for several years and until 1999 never knew I had a connection to Marshall Hall. As of late I transcribed the CC Rent rolls and currently waiting for Papenuse of the MD archives to scan and publish the CC patent records so I can enter them into a software package called Deedmapper.

      As part of the research process, I found you have to cut down the forest to see the tree. You will find that I've entered all pre rev CC & PG wills and pre 1700 SM wills on my website. Since CC was my focus there are more court and land records for this county.

      Well, one day about 6 months ago I said, That's the guy. The Combs website has translated some SM court proceedings that list Thomas Marshall that took care of the mills in the area. The Marshall's at that time live near the head of Wicomicco [Allens Fresh] and had close ties with the Gerrard, Pope, Rozer, Fowke, Fendall, Bayne, Hanson, Harrison, Battin, Penn, Clarke, Allason, Allerton, Posey, Ford, Brent, & Mason familes to name a few. [Thomas would have been a son from an earlier wife of William Marshall and Catherine Payne widow of Thomas Hebden}

      I had another "cousin" chasing his roots, which led us from Fairfax, Prince William, and Stafford back into the Northern Neck VA Counties. After several months of research a field trip was in order to see what was not on the internet and published abstracts.

      Last week was spent in the Northern Neck Libraries pulling land, court, chancery, records for Westmoreland, King George, Northumberland, Lancaster, Richmond, Essex, Caroline, & Spotsylvania Counties.

      The best record that I have the ties the MD Marshall's to the VA Marshall's is the Thomas Harris Will of 1654

      Harris, Thomas, St. Mary's Co 28th March 1654
      to wife Anne, dower rights in land during life
      to only son Thomas, lands at majority. Personalty to be eqully divided between wife and son afsd. Should sd. son Thomas die under age or without issue, estate to be used for maintenance of church or school.

      Overseers: Francis Pope, Wm Marshall, Robt. Handley
      Test: Robt. Robins, Wm Wolfurd.

      When you look at the Westmoreland records, Robert Robins' daughter Anne married Basil Bayly. Their daughter Mary married Henry Washington and daughter Anne married Thomas Jr. Marshall. All of Appomattox Cr. just East of US 301 and the Potomac River.

      Thomas Marshall was the exec of Samuel Raspin of St. Mary's. Co. Md. in 1681. This is the same Thomas Marshall accused on sedition in 1682 for Fendell's Rebellion of 1679. By 1684 Thoms is referred to as "lately of VA" in Blackison's Inventory in St. Mary's. Since Allens Fresh lies on the county line, I still have not found any further St. Mary's records. There is a 1685 Westmoreland County, Virginia Court record that shows Thomas Marshall continued the probate there. Through land records Thomas moved to land 4-1/2 miles north of Port Royal, Caroline Co. off of Cinqateaqe Cr on his father in laws land - Philip Sherwood. This was the land that was later willed to his son William. This is the same area as the Bristol Furnace on the Rappahannock River on the current King George/Westmoreland county line.

      By 1698, Thomas moved back to the Potomac side of Westmoreland and purchased 200 acres from Francis Wright. This was the land that stayed in the family for a couple generations and was contiquous to the Washingtons. The land mentioned as the "forest" were the Choptank Cr. lands 20 miles West of Appomattox Creek and due South of Maryland Pt. on the Potomac.

      ps- Bridges creek was named for Bridges Rozier son of the Rev John Rozer who was a brother to Benjamin Rozer.

      So where do we go from here.

      The Colonial Dames, DAR, University of MD and National Park Service are interested.

      Every single Marshall record has been researched in the Northern Neck, Eastern shore, Isle of Wight, Charles, Elizabeth and James City Co, Virginia. They have all been acounted for. After Fendall's rebellion, several families moved to Nomini, Popes, Bridges and "Mattox" Creeks.

      I've "spoken" to Linda Reno of St. Mary's and she says I'm in uncharted waters.

      The will of William Marshall in 1673 refers "To child(ren) residue of estate equally." That indicates that not all the kids were named in his will. Same as in Thomas Marshall's 1704 Will. Several children have been found through other land and court records.

      I would like to have this topic tabled and a formal challenge issued/published to Paxton's 1885 book. Paxton himself admitted he had made a mistake in saying Thomas was the son of John a Sea Capt of Ireland. The Virginia Genealogist in 1905 published the same.

      What say ye?

      Mike Marshall
      Frederick Md (currently working in DC)
      Contributed by: James Hughes

      URL: http://speccol.mdarchives.state.md.us/msa/speccol/sc4300/sc4341/sc4341.cfm
      URL title: Supplement to Early Settlers Query
      Supplement to Early Settlers Query
      by Dr. Carson Gibb

      Marshall, Ann
      1:166 Film No.:
      Transported 1650
      MSA SC 4341-

      Marshall, Ann
      WT:544 Film No.:
      Transported 10 March 1671
      Transcript. 16:507
      MSA SC 4341-

      Marshall, George
      AA:333 Film No.:
      Transported himself by 1663
      Transcript. 6:37
      MSA SC 4341-
      Marshall, Isaac
      5:305 Film No.: SR 7347
      Transported by 1663; of Charles County, service by 1672 Transcript. 7:91 [SR 7349] Original. CC:81 [SR 8201] MSA SC 4341-

      Marshall, Isaac
      WT:671,685 Film No.: SR 7547
      Of Charles County, service by 1672
      Transcript. 16:638 [SR 7357]; 17:12 [SR 7358]
      MSA SC 4341-667
      Marshall, Joane
      WT:671 Film No.: SR 7547
      Transported 1672
      Transcript. 17:76 [SR 7358]
      MSA SC 4341-

      Marshall, Katherine
      3:199-200 Film No.: SR 7343
      Late Katherine Hebden, wife of Thomas Hebden, married William Marshall by 1656 MSA SC 4341-5990
      Marshall, Margaret
      GG:47 Film No.:
      Transported in 1666
      Transcript. 10:604
      MSA SC 4341-

      Marshall, Marke
      17:395 Film No.:
      Transported 1672
      MSA SC 4341-

      Marshall, Peter
      GG:47 Film No.: SR 8205
      Transported himself by 1667
      Transcript. 10:604 [SR 7352]
      MSA SC 4341-5089
      Marshall, Rebecca
      17:475 Film No.:
      Transported 1673.
      MSA SC 4341-

      Marshall, Richard
      LL:481 Film No.:
      Transported in 1675
      Transcript. 15:359
      MSA SC 4341-

      Marshall, Richard
      2:311 Film No.:
      Died in Maryland by 1647
      MSA SC 4341-

      Marshall, Richard
      Q:30 Film No.:
      Transported in 1658
      Transcript. 5:463
      Original. AA:121
      MSA SC 4341-
      Marshall, Thomas
      CB2:80 Film No.: SR 7366
      Transported by 1680 by Thomas, his father
      MSA SC 4341-669
      Marshall, Thomas
      CC:530 Film No.: SR 8201
      Transported in 1664
      Transcript. 7:487 [SR 7349]; 9:169 [SR 7351]
      Original. EE:166 [SR 8203]
      MSA SC 4341-4871

      Marshall, Thomas
      WC2:31 Film No.:
      Immigrated 1679 with 2 sons. Of Dorchester Co.
      MSA SC 4341-

      Marshall, Thomas
      Q:62 Film No.:
      Transported 1658
      MSA SC 4341-
      Marshall, Thomas, [Jr.]
      CB2:80 Film No.: SR 7366
      Transported by 1679
      Transcript. WC2:31-32 [SR 7340]
      MSA SC 4341-

      Marshall, Thomas, [Jr.]
      CB2:80 Film No.: SR 7366
      Of Dorchester County, by 1679 transported himself, William & Thomas Marshall, his sons, & James Scott Transcript. WC2:31-32 [SR 7340] MSA SC 4341-668
      Marshall, William
      AA:449-50 Film No.:
      In Maryland by 1663
      Transcript. 6:207-9
      MSA SC 4341-

      Marshall, William
      3:393-4 Film No.:
      In Maryland by 1657
      MSA SC 4341-

      Marshall, William
      17:283 Film No.: SR 7358
      Transported by 1672
      MSA SC 4341-1586

      Marshall, William
      1:22 Film No.:
      Transported 1640
      Transcript. AB&H:58
      MSA SC 4341-

      Marshall, William
      JJ:490-91 Film No.: SR 8207
      Transported by 1671
      Transcript. 13:113 [SR 7355]; 16:482 [SR 7357]
      Original. WT:520 [SR 7547]
      MSA SC 4341-

      Marshall, William
      WC2:31 Film No.: SR 7340
      Transported 1679
      MSA SC 4341-

      Marshall, Mildhall, Edward
      LL:655 Film No.:
      Transported in 1678
      Transcript. 15:455
      MSA SC 4341-


      1695 - P.G. County established & divided into 19 hundreds: Prince Frederick, Washington, Mattawoman, Mt. Calvert, Patuxent, Upper Marlborough, Charlotte, Horsepan, King George, Piscataway, Hanson, Oxen, Bladens, East Branch, Rock Creek, West Branch, Collington, Grubb & New Scotland

      (from "The Hundreds of P.G. County" by Hienton, MD Historical Society, 1970, Vol 65, p55)

      1696 - Mattapany Hundred (from Swanson's Creek to Mattapany Branch) which split to Prince Frederick in 1741. Formerly in Calvert County.

      Mount Calvert Hundred (from Mattapany Branch to the western branch of Patuxent). Split again in 1707 & included Western Branch Hundred. Formerly in Calvert County.

      Collington Hundred (from Western Branch to Collington Branch) Chapel of St. Paul's Parish on Collington Hundred became St. Barnabas, built on tract called 'Something' (known as "brick church")

      Patuxent Hundred (from Collington to Patuxent)

      Piscataway Hundred (from Mattawoman to Oxon Run) which split to King George's in 1741. Formerly in Charles County.

      New Scotland (from Oxon Run to the falls of the Potomac) which split in 1715 at Eastern Branch of Potomac & north side was called Rock Creek Hundred-which split in 1722 into 3 parts: Potomac Hundred (land beyond Rock Creek); Eastern Branch Hundred (land between NE & NW branches of Eastern Branch); and Rock Creek Hundred (land between NW branch & Rock Creek). Split again in 1745 into Middle Hundred; again in 1795 Rock Creek became 13th District. (included Bladensburg)

      1728 - Monocacy Hundred established (land beyond Seneca Creek) & split into Lingamore & Seneca in 1741

      1739 - Antietam & Concocheaque established from land beyond Shenandoah Mtns

      1744 - Newfoundland Hundred established & Marlborough Hundred & Pipe Creek Hundred

      From: "David Roberts"

      38. St. Francis Xavier Church (1767), St. Mary's County
      We now know that this church is about 35 years older ... dated now as 1731

      39. St. Ignatius Church (1785), St. Inigoes, St. Mary's County

      #38 & 39 are Roman Catholic

      40. St. George's Church (1750) Poplar Hill Church, Virginialley Lee, St. Mary's County This date is way off; the date 1799 is currently given.

      41. St. Andrew's Church (1765), near Leonardstown, St. Mary's County well, that should be Leonardtown; "near California" is a better address today; it on MD 4, much closer to MD 235 in California than MD 5 in Leonardtown. 1767 is the accepted date today, rather than 1765

      42. Christ Church, Chaptico (1763) Chaptico Church, Chaptico, St. Mary's County 1736 is the normal date for this church; it's used in the text. I think 1763 is a flip-back typo for 1736.

      43. All Faith Church (1765), Huntersville, St. Mary's County

      #40, 41, 42, & 43 all date to the Anglican Establishment; all are a part of the Diocese of Washington, Episcopal Church [ex-Protestant Episcopal Church].

      All the St. Mary's churches # 38 - 43 are currently listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

      44. Durham Church (1732), near Ironsides, Charles County Durham Parish

      45. Christ Church, Wayside (1750) Wayside Church, Wayside, Charles County William & Mary Parish

      These 2 date back to the Maryland Anglican Establishment; both are part of the Diocese of Washington, Episcopal Church [ex-Protestant Episcopal].
      46. St. Thomas' Manor House (1741), St. Ignatius Church, Charles County Roman Catholic - Jesuit This is usually called "Chapel Point," near Port Tobacco.
      I think the entire Manor is included in this listing; both the Jesuit residence - St. Thomas Manor House (1741) and St. Ignatius Church; probably also the cemetery, too. Gosh, the views from that cemetery on a clear day ! You have a good view of the crossing that John Wilkes Booth made over the Potomac in 1865 following Lincoln's assassination.

      Oddly, nothing listed for Old Durham Church or Christ Church, Wayside. It's possible that Old Durham has been added to the Register since 1994.

      47. Christ Church, Accokeek (1698), Accokeek, Prince George's County Date is a weird one to use; colonial church burned in 1856; present church built in 1857 from ruins - part of foundation & walls used.

      48. St. John's Church (1723), Broad Creek, near Piscataway, Prince George's County Piscataway Parish; usually called "St. John's, Broad Creek"

      49. St. Paul's Church (1733), Baden, Prince George's County St. Paul's Parish
      "The Colonial Houses of Worship in America" by Harold Wickliffe Rose [1963] "St. Barnabas Church (1774) Leeland, Prince George's County, Maryland

      By Act of Assembly in 1705, Queen Anne's Parish was formed out of St. Paul's Parish, Patuxent River (ss St. Paul's, Baden, No. 49). A brick church was begun in 1708 to replace a wooden chapel. This brick church was torn down in 1772, and in 1774 the present brick building was begun. That was in the first year of the ministry of the Reverend Jonathan Boucher, who was a close personal friend of George Washington. He was an outspoken Tory, who preached fiery sermons with a brace of pistols on the pulpit cushion ...[ following is a quote from him]. Finally he was restrained from mounting the pulpit, and he and his American wife sailed for England on the last ship out of Annapolis before the Revolution began. The building is of the early Georgian style ans is plain, and there is no ornamentation. The brick is laid in Flemish bond. The contract named Christopher Lowndes as builder."

      50. St. Thomas' Church (1733), Croom, Prince George's County St. Paul's Parish; created a separate parish in 1851 - long after the "Colonial" Era.

      51. St. Barnabas Church (1774), Leeland, Prince George's County Queen Anne's Parish This is the church Mary Beth asked about.

      All the churches listed for Prince George's County were all associated with the Maryland Anglican Establishment; all are part of the Diocese of Washington, Episcopal Church [ex-Protestant Episcopal Church].

      52. Christ Church (1772), near Port Republic, Calvert County Christ Church Parish usually called "Christ Church, Port Republic"

      53. Middleham Chapel (1748), near Lusby, Calvert County Christ Church Parish
      I believe Middleham is now in a parish w/ St. Peter's, Solomons; but that division of Christ Church Parish would be 19th century

      Both date to the Anglican Establishment in Maryland; both are in the Maryland Diocese, Episcopal Church [ex-Protestant Episcopal]. Note that Calvert is in the MARYLAND Diocese for the Episcopal Church; not the Washington Diocese. The Patuxent River divides the two dioceses. This is not the case w/ the Roman Catholic Archdioceses, however. Calvert is in w/ Washington for the Roman Catholics.

      54. St. James' Church (1762) Herring Creek Church, Anne Arundel County St. James Parish Usually known as "St. James, Herring Creek"

      55. All Hallows Church (c. 1727) South River Church, Anne Arundel County All Hallows Parish sometimes called "Brick Church"; there is a Brick Church Road that meets MD 2 at/near the site of All Hallows.

      Both date to the Maryland Anglican Establishment; both are part of the Maryland Diocese, Episcopal Church [ex-Protestant Episcopal].
      From: Janice M. Parker [mailto:jimjan@cfl.rr dot com]
      Sent: Wednesday, December 21, 2005 2:34 PM
      To: MDSTMARY-L@rootsweb.com
      Subject: Re: [MDSTMARY-L] Colonial Churches - Prince George's County

      It was built about 1696.
      The Trust, in conjunction with the Addison Chapel Foundation preserves and maintains Addison Chapel. Addison Chapel, located in Seat Pleasant, is surrounded by an ancient graveyard. The Chapel is a designated Historic Site and is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. In 1990, because of decreasing numbers in the congregation, the chapel was deconsecrated by the Episcopal Church. The Trust acquired the property to ensure the continued use of the chapel building for non-denominational services and educational purposes. Community and historical organizations are encouraged to use the facility for meetings, tours or education gatherings.

      The Addison Chapel occupies a prominent place in Prince George's County history. Religious services have been held at this site since the late seventeenth century when John Addison built a log chapel here for the use of his tenants. A more permanent structure was erected later after the site became the "upper chapel" of St. John's Church at Broad Creek. The present brick chapel was built in the mid-eighteenth century, rebuilt in 1810, and remodeled in early 1900s. In 1919, the Washington Diocese of the Episcopal Church designated Addison Chapel as the parish church of the newly created St. Matthew's Parish. Throughout the years both ordinary and prominent County residents have worshipped here; many of those parishioners are buried at Addison Chapel, including Benjamin Stoddert, the first U.S. Secretary of the Navy.

      The Chapel is located at 5610 Addison Road in Seat Pleasant, MD. (Fairmount Heights) Worship services are open to the public and begin at 9:00 AM every Sunday morning. For more information about services or directions, please phone 301-883-9818

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