Tuesday, March 25, 2008

1655 :: Battle of the Severn

In 1654, after the Third English Civil War, Protestant Parliament forces assumed control of Maryland, & Governor William Stone went into exile in Virginia. Stone returned the following spring at the head of a Catholic force & marched on Annapolis.

On this date in our family history . . . the 25th day of March . . . in the year 1655 . . . in what is known as the Battle of the Severn . . . Stone was defeated & taken prisoner . . . the Samson Waring mentioned below is a 6th great-grandpa of Berta Mary Henry nee Sharp (1873-1955) . . . who is a maternal great-grandma of the Keeper of this family history blog . . .

Maryland Under the Commonwealth
A Chronicle of the Years 1649-1658
Bernard Christian Steiner

"prison After the surrender 2 Stone and most of the prisoners were transported over the river to the fort where they were kept prisoners for three days Then a council of war was assembled with the membership of Fuller William Burgess 3 Richard Ewens Leonard Strong Durand Heamans John Brown John Cutts Richard Smith Thomas Thomas Thomas Bestone Samson Warren or Waring Thomas Meares and Ralph Crouch and this council condemned to death practically all of the Proprietary Councilors and several of the lesser men of Baltimore"


Joan Warren said...

Thanks for this great post! My direct ancestor's brother is the John Brown mentioned herein! Oh, and my husband's is the Warren! Yet we met in Florida and grew up in different states.

BeNotForgot said...

Hi Joan . . . thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment . . . I still have a LOT of work to do on this line . . . our little Waring branch wound up in Texas before 1850 . . . long ways from Maryland!

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