Friday, January 18, 2008

1663 :: Captain Sampson Waring of the Cliffs

On this date in our family history . . . the 18th day of January . . . in the year 1663 . . . Captain Sampson Waring "of the Cliffs" signs his will in Calvert County, Maryland . . . this Captain Waring is a 6th great-grandpa of Berta Mary Henry nee Sharp (1873-1955) . . . who is a great-grandma of the Keeper of this family history blog . . .

(I) Captain Sampson Waring, "of the Cliffs", as he styles himself in his will, was the first of his name to settle in Maryland. The exact date of his immigration from the old world is uncertain, but he was in Maryland probably as early as 1641. Previous to 1650 he had received grants for various tracts of land entered on the records under the name of "Sampson's Division", "Warington", etc., situated in Charles and Calvert counties as then known, but which are the present Charles and Prince George's counties. He is also spoken of in old papers as "Attorney at law". In 1659 he is mentioned as one of a jury drawn to try a man for some violation of the general laws relating to the church. His will is dated January 18, 1663, but was not probated until March 18, 1670. His wife's maiden name and the date of her death are unknown, but she is thought to have been a Miss Basil.

Baltimore Its History and Its People
By Clayton Colman Hall, Lewis Historical Publishing Co

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