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

William Calvert

Male 1643 - 1682  (38 years)

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  • Name William Calvert 
    Born 4 Jul 1643  Battle, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 13 May 1682  Wicomico River, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I002233  Tree1
    Last Modified 20 Feb 2021 

    Father Leonard Gov Calvert,   b. 21 Nov 1610, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Jun 1647, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 36 years) 
    Mother Anne Brent,   b. 1622, Larke Stoke, Admington, Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1646, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 24 years) 
    Married 1642  England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F01549  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth Stone,   b. 23 Aug 1643, Baltimore County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1707, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years) 
    Married 15 Dec 1664  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
     1. Charles Calvert,   b. 1662, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Dec 1733, St. Mary's County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
     2. Elizabeth Calvert,   b. 5 Jan 1665/66, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1687, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 20 years)
     3. George Calvert,   b. 14 Dec 1668, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Aug 1740, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
     4. Richard Calvert,   b. Abt 1672, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Nov 1718  (Age ~ 46 years)
    Last Modified 20 Feb 2021 
    Family ID F01389  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      Hon. William Calvert, Esq. 7C.206 I £662.18.2 Jul 13 1682
      The amount of the inventory also cites #23928.
      Servants mentioned: Jonathon Jackson, Diana Jakon (Jackson), Thomas Alman, James Glavy, David Money, Thomas Grace, Susanna Gunn, Mary Adams,
      Apraisers: Thomas Spinke, James Patison (also James Pattison)
      list of debts: Thomas Hedge, John Hinson, John Stansby, Edward English, John Haslewood,, William Rosewell, Henry Exon,, Col. Vincent Lowe, John Stavely, Richard Boughtonp John Barns, John Thompson# estate of Richard Chilman, William Guither, Thomas Keiting.
      Administratrix/Executrix: Elisabeth Calvert,
      William Calvert 8.479 A SM £662.18.2 Apr 30 1686
      Payments to: Mr. James Neall, Thomas Doxey, John Edmondson, Gilbert Turberfield, Robert Mason; Twisden, Robert Mason for Madam Mary Calvert, Timothy Tracey, Capt. Frances Partis, James Neale, John Lewellin, Mr. William Cokes, William Blankastine, Thomas Griffin, Mr. Frances Penington, Col, William Colebourne, James Cullen, Col. William Digges, Thomas Spinke, Maj. Ambrose London, Jacob Lockerman, Marks Cordea, Col. Thomas Tailor, John Baker, James Lesson, Col. William Burges, William Guither, Col. Henry Jowles, Emanuel Pitcher, Mr. William Cocks, Edward Martin, Joshua Doyne, B. White, Col. Henry Sewell, Mr. Edward English, Garrett Vansweringen, Mr, Holding, Mr, Anthony Underwood, William Taylard, Hon. Maj. Sewell, John Stone (glazier), Mr. Thomas Burford, William Dent.
      Administratrix: Elisabeth Calvert (widow).
      Name: William * CALVERT
      Sex: M
      Birth: 1642 in MD or Yorkshire, England
      Birth: ABT. 1643 in ENGLAND
      Death: MAY 1682 in Wicomico River, Charles County, Maryland
      Event: CD Source CD# 100 1
      Notes for William Calvert:
      According to Descendants of Virginia Calverts

      William Calvert. b. abt. 1643/4, prob. in England; d. May , 1682, drowned in Wicomico River, Charles County, Maryland,; m. before Sept. 1663, Elizabeth Stone, daughter of Captain William Stone. ...

      William Calvert, son of Gov. Leonard Calvert, came to Maryland about 1662. In 1661, the Attorney General brought a suit to recover to yourn William land that had belonged to his father, Leonard Calvert, which was then in the hands of the heirs of William Stone. This suit proved the paternity of William Calvert, and awarded him the lands and costs. He was married before Sept. 9, 1663.(Md. Arch. Vol. 49, p.59: Proceedings of the provincial Court 1666-1669. "I doe hereby nominate and appoint my loving brother Mr. William Calvert my attorney to prepare a Pet for extending Westbery mannor as witness my hand this 9th Setp. 1663, Signed Tho: Stone.")

      In 1662, William Calvert, living in St. Mary's County, had been granted a license to trade with the Indians, a profitable source of revenue in those days.

      He held many positions of distinction. From 1663 to 1666 he represented St. Mary's County in the House of Burgesses, was appointed "Judge in Testamentary Business."

      In Lord Baltimore's instructions to his son, Governor Charles Calvert, dated 28th July, 1669 is found the following: "His Lordship's dear nephew, William Calvert, to be of the Council and to take rank in the Council and Provincial Court directly after the Chancellor." These instructions were read and he was admitted to a seat in the Council, October 20, 1669.

      He was sworn Principal Secretary of Maryland, March 23, 1673, and continued to hold his office until 1682, the year of his death. It may also be mentioned that there is of record a letter from William Calvert to Philip Calvert, Chancellor of the Province, signed "your humble servand and affectionate nephew." (Council Proceedings, 1669-73, fol. 21-22) and a writ addressed by Charles, Lord Baltimore, to "William Calvert, our dear cousin, Principal Secretary of our said Province." 13 May 1676.

      Tuesday, Apr 27, 1667 was the first date on which the name of William Calvert was found as a member of the Assembly. Those present were Charles Calvert, Esq. Philip Calvert, Esq., Jerome White, Baker Brooke and William Calvert, Esq.

      He was called "Col. Wm. Calvert" when named as overseer in the will of Bryan O'Daley, 1675.

      His last attendance at a Council meeting was May 9, 1682, thus placing his death as shortly after that date. On June 9, "Came Elizabeth Calvert widow of ye Hon'ble William Calvert, late Principal Secretary of the Province, and showed that her said husband did die intestate, and prayed letters of Adm'n, and James Patterson of ye Cross Manor, and Thomas Pinke of ye county of St. Mary's may be appraisers," etc., and bond was taken. Sureties were John Stone, Robery Doyne, both of Charles County. Bond dated 9 June, 1682. The widow, Elizabeth Calvert, filed her accound as administratrix of her husband's estate, 1686. She was in Virginia in 1698, as the following, dated 1710, shows: "About twelve years ago was the full time of this deponent's acquaintance with Mr. Richard Calvert, he then being in Virginia along with his mother." (Md. Chancery Book 2, p. 706.) At this time her two sons Charles and George were living in Stafford County, Virginia. Madam Calvert is also said to have been living in 1707.

      There is documentary proof of but two sons and the daughter of William Calvert. Charles is called the eldest son and heir of William Calvert, and Richard is called the fourth son. Whether he was also the youngest, is not stated, so there may have been a fifth son as shown in the list given of his children. The son Charles left no male heirs. He lived for a number of years in Stafford County, Virginia, where also lived (and probably died before 1700) George Calvert. Both appearing about the same time causes it to appear that they were brothers, but documentary proof of that relationship has not been found by the compiler. James Walter Thomas in a note on page 53 of his Chronicles of Colonial Maryland, states: "William Calvert left sons Charles, George and Richard and a daughter, Elizabeth," but gives no authority for the statement. There is ample proof for Charles, Richard and Elizabeth. Personally, I would be delighted to learn of unmistakable proof for the son George. If he were the only George in Maryland or Virginia at that period, and if there were no other Calvert family on this side of the Atlantic, he might be accepted unquestionably as one of the sons of the Hon. William Calvert. He probably was such a son, but ardent belief is not proof, however much we may wish it were.

      Notes for Elizabeth Stone:
      M. before Sept. 1663, William Calvert. Daughter of Captain William Stone. A perusal of her father's will (See part I), gives the impression that Elizabeth, seemingly his eldest child, and the recipient of special bequests, was the issue of a first marriage. The will of Verlinda, widow of William Stone, dated Charles County, Maryland., 3d day of March, 1674/5; proved 13th day of July, 1675 makes but three bequests; 1st, Benony Thomas heirs to whom she leaves 400 acres of land; 2nd, a daughter Doyen (Doyne), personalty; and 3d, son John whom she makes her Executor, and beneficiary of the residue of her estate both real and personal, at twenty-one years of age. Omitting mention of all but two of William Stone's children suggests that she may not have been the mother of the other children
      [Brøderbund Family Archive #17, Ed. 1, Birth Records: United States/Europe, Birth Records AAI Birth Records Extraction, Date of Import: 31 May 1999, Internal Ref. #]

      Individual: Calvert, William
      Birth date: Abt. 1643
      Birth place: ENGLAND
      CD# 100

      Cavaliers and Pioneers, Patent Book No. 6, pg 26
      Thomas Colles, Merchant, 200 acs, Gloster Co. on the head of the North Riv in Mockjack bay, 17Dec1667, p91, bet at Co Elliott to land of Andrew Careles, &c Trans of 4 persons Arthur Griggs, Morgan Joanes, Samll Spendlow, Wm Calvert.
      O'Daly, Bryan, St. Mary 's Co., 10th May, 1675; 13th Dec., 1675.
      To son Bryan at 18 yrs. of age, all real estate.
      To dau Adree at 16 yrs. of age and to son Bryan, afsd., all personalty, equally.
      To brother {un named}, in IreIand, sd. estate in event of child. afsd. dying without issue. Should sd. brother or his son not come into the province, land to pass to Arthur Kieff, and
      personalty to Catherine St. George and her unborn child.
      Catherine afsd. to have her maintenance from the estate, and to have charge of testator's children.
      Tn event of death of all afsd. legatees, estate to pass to Thomas Keiting and his sister, Nell Keiting, with conditional bequests to sister Eliza: Daly and her child., (unnamed) and
      to sister Margaret, both of Ireland.
      Overseers: Col, Wm. Calvert, Thos. Keytin, Constantine O 'Kieff.
      Test: Constantine O'Kieff, Anthony Loghlin. 2. 372.
      Bryan Daley 4.251 I {not dated between 1676-1677}
      Appraisers: Henry Smith, William Thomas.
      List of debts: Charles de la Roche, Hugh Manning, William Claeves, Thomas Ennis, Nicholas Guyther, Constantine Keeves, John Baker of St. Mary's County, Richard Peacock from Philip Calvert.
      Brian Daly 4.417 A SM #38107 #6476 Oct 16 1677
      (also Brian ODaly)
      Payments to: Mr. Anthony Layhten, Robert Weeson, John Morris, Hugh Monings, John Buyton, Thomas Doxey, Hugh Reynolds, Thomas Brimson for Mr. Baker, Thomas Potter, Elisabeth More.
      Distribution to: 2 orphans (unnamed).
      Administrators: Thomas Keiting, Col. William Calvert.
      John Garnish 6.658 A SM #73498 #78774 Mar 1 1679
      Payments to: Robert Ridgely, Richard Smith at suit of Samuell Allen, Thomas Shore, Nehemiah Blackstone, Samuell Dobson, Thomas Mathews, Charles Hutchins, Mr. chesledyn, John Burdet, George Mason, Katherine widow of deceased, Arthur Hart.
      List of debts (runaway): Simon Perdy, Theophilus Twiford, Thomas Smith, William Pitts, William Cox, William Petterson.
      List of debts (can't be found): Mr. Barcker (merchant), Nicholas Gwither, Mr. Wright (merchant), Lewis Griffin, Benjamin George, Thomas Penroy, Martin Phillips, John Vaughan, William Kenie, William Millet, George Knight.
      List of debts (insolvent): Mr. Francis Surton, Mr. Williams, Mr. Thomas Bennet, William Crane.
      List of debts: John Martindale, Henry Hardy, John Watson, Daniell Clocker, William Greengo, Richard Loyd, Capt. Thomas Walker, John Anderson, William Rosewell, Thomas Butler, John Barnes, William Stephens, Col. Steevens, Jacob Peeterson, Miles Gray, Randall Revell, Thomas Keyton, Stephen Cannon, William Alford, Thomas Mathews, John Edmondson, Robert Graham, Henry Exon, John Lewellin, Richard Keene, Col. William Calvert, John Richardson, James Rumsey, John Dolton, Humphry Jones, John Shanks, Joshua Guibert, John Hamilton, Abraham Reade, Robert Carvile, John Addison, Samuell Dobson.
      Administrator: Henry Exon.
      Charles County Circuit Court, Liber B, 13 October 1664, Page 367
      Bill binding William Calvert, Esq., to pay Edward Richardson of London 296* of tobacco in cask by 10 Nov; 21 May 1664; /s/ William Calvert; wit. John Emerson, John Hillin

      Bill binding James Lewis of St. Marys, planter, to pay Edmond Custis of London 700# of tobacco in cask at the now dwelling house of William Calvert, Esq.; 21 May 1664; /s/ James Lewis (mark); wit. William Calvert, Benjamin Rozier
      Charles County Circuit Court Liber E, Page 15; 8 Jan 1670;
      Indenture from Thomas Stone, Gent., to Thomas Allanson, Gent.; for 4,000# tobacco; a tract called Stone's Delight on the east side of Piscataway River; bounded by William Calvert, Esq.; laid out for 500 acres; /s/ Thomas Stone (seal); wit. Thomas Robinson, Edward Roberts
      Charles County Circuit Court Liber P, Page 35
      26 Sep 1688; From Charles Calvert of St. Mary's County, son and heir of William Calvert, dec'd, and Elizabeth, widow and relict of William, to Joshua Doyne of St. Mary's Co.; 600 acres of land at Nangemy part of 5,000 acres taken up by William Stone, dec'd, father of Elizabeth; for £5; /s/ Charles Calvert; wit. James Cullin, Thomas Collier, Phillip Lynes, Tho. Grurwin
      Charles County Circuit Court Liber R, Page 134
      14 Jan 1689; Indenture from Charles Calvert of St. Mary's County, Esq., son and heir of William Calvert, Esq., to Charles Edgerton of St. Mary's Co.; granted by the late Right Honorable Cecilius 11 Feb 1662 to William Calvert; a tract on the east side of Piscataway River and south side of Piscataway Creek; bounded by Randolph Hanson; containing 3,000 acres; further William Calvert upon marriage of his daughter Elizabeth with James Neale, Gent., did grant sd. Neale and his wife 600 acres part of afsd. 3,000 acres; for 30,000# tobacco Charles Calvert conveys afsd. to Charles Edgerton excepting 600 acres; /s/ Charles Calvert; wit. Elizabeth Baker (mark), J. Mackewen, Daniell Magniell?, Tho. Grunion?
      Prince George's County, Maryland - Land Owners at Time PGCo Was Formed - 1696: Tract Name: CALVERT MANOR; Owner: Calvert, William: Orig County = C {Charles = C, Calvert = V}; Patent Date: Nov 26, 1662: Ref: Liber 5, f 207 : Map Location: N-O-18
      Prince George's County, Maryland - Land Owners at Time PGCo Was Formed - 1696: Tract Name: PISCATAWAY MANNOR; Owner: Calvert, William: Orig County = C {Charles = C, Calvert = V}; Patent Date: Nov 26, 1662: Ref: Liber 5, f 207 : Map Location: N-O-18
      Provincial Court Land Records, 1676-1700; Volume 717, Page 19

      This Indenture made the second day of March in the Thirty Eighth yeare of the Dominion of Cæcilius Absolute Lord and Proprietary of the Provinces of Maryland & Avalon Lord Barron of Baltemore &c Annoq Domi One Thousand Six hundred Sixty Nine Betweene William Calvert of Calverts Rest in the County of S.t Maryes Esq.r on the One part and Marke Blomfeild of the same County aforesaid of the Other part Witnesseth That the Said William Calvert Esq.r for and in Consideracon of Sixteene hundred pounds of Good Tobacco in Caske to him in hand paid att and before the Sealing and Delivery of these p.rsents by the Said Marke Blomfeild the Receipt whereof the Said William Calvert Doth hereby Acknowledge and himselfe therewith fully Satisfied Contented and paid andthereof and of Every part and parcell thereof Doth hereby Absolutely and Clearly Exonerate Acquitt and Discharge the Said Marke Blomfeld his heyres Exec.rs Adm.rs and Assignes for Ever by these p.rsents hath Given Granted Bargained Aliened Sold Enfeoffed and Confirmed and by these p.rsents doth fully Clearly and Absolutely Give Grant Bargaine A Sell Alien Enfeoffe and Confirme unto him theSaid Marke Blomfeld his Heyres and Assignes for Ever All that parcell ^or Tract^ of Land which the Said Marke Blomfeld now Liveth on Situated Lyeing and Being on the East Side of the Govern.rs Creeke in Trinity Manno.r in S.t Michaels Hundred and County aforesaid Beginning att A Bounded Oake Standing by the Creeke Side Above Specified by an old Fence Close by the Cleare Ground and Running South East and by South to an other bounded Oake Standing by the Side of the Fence bounding on the East North East and East South East by the Side of the Cleare Ground to A Bounded Oake that Standeth att the head of A Branch that falleth into the Said Creeke on the West with the said Creeke on the south with the first South East and by South line Conteyning and now laid Out for Ninety Acres more or lesse Together with all and Singuler the Rights and Benefitts thereunto belonging or in anywise Concerning the p.rmisses or any part or parcell of them with all Houses Edifices Buildings Orchards and Gardens whatsoever thereunto Belonging with all and Singuler the Rights Members Jurisdictions Priveledges Profitts or Benefitts apperteyning or belonging thereunto To have and To Hold the said Tract or parcell of Land and all and Singuler the Bargained Premisses unto him the said Mark Blomfeld his heyres and Assignes for Ever And the said William Calvert for himselfe his heyres Exec.rs and Adm.rs Doth hereby Covenant and Grant to and with the Said Marke Blomfeld his heyres and Assignes That he the said William Calvert his heyres Exec.rs and [illegible]Tract of Land and all other the Bargained Premisses unto him the said Mark Blomfeldhis heyres and Assignes Against all manner of person or persons whatsoever Claiming by from orunder him them and Every of them Shall and will for Ever hereafter warrant and defend these p.rsents He the Said Marke Blomfeld Yeilding and Paying therefore yearly unto the said William Calvert his heyres Exec.rs or Adm.rs att the Mansion house of the Said William Calvert in Calverts Rest att or upon the Tenth day of October Nine Bushells of Good Indian Corne four Poultrey and One Barrell of Corne for Heriott and in Case the said yearly Rent be behind and unpaid Tenn Dayes before or after the Said time of payment That then it Shall and may be lawfull to and for the said William Calvert his heyres Exec.rs Adm.rs or Assignes to Distraine upon the premisses And for want of A sufficient Distresse there to be had to Reenter and the same to hold and Enjoy as his or theire former Estate And further the Said Marke Blomfeld shall do Service to the Court of the Said William Calvert his heyres and other aforesaid att his or their Name of Calvert Rest aforesaid as often as it shall be Kept there att or upon the reasonable sumons or warning In Witness whereof the partyes to these p.rsents have hereunto Interchangeably set to theire hands & fixed theire Seales the Day and Yeare above written
      Signed Sealed and Delivered W.m Calvert Sealed
      in the p.rsence of us
      Samuell Neile The marke of
      Henry Smith

      the Backside of the foregoing Indenture was written (viz.t)
      Aprill the Twenty Fifth One Thousand Six hundred Seaventy Seaven The Within written Deed Indented was in Open Court Acknowledged by the within named William Calvert Esq.r to the uses in the same Deed named

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