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Friday, July 20, 2018

1655 :: Death of Robert Brooke

On this date in our family history . . . the 20th day of July in the year 1655 . . . Robert Brooke dies in Calvert County, Maryland . . . this Robert Brooke is a 10th great-grandpa to the Keeper of this family history blog . . . he is credited with bringing fox hunting to America, and left a written memorandum of his family, and of the time of his settlement in Maryland, i.e. . . .
"The before-named Robert Brooke, Esquire, arrived out of England in Maryland the 29th day of June, 1650, in the 48th year of his age, with his wife and ten children. He was the first that did seat the Patuxent, about twenty miles up the river at Delabrook, . . . In 1652 he removed to Brooke Place, being right against Delabrook ; . . ."
He departed this world the 20th day of July, and lieth buried at Brooke Place Manor ; . . . 

Image from
Old manors in the colony of Maryland
by Sioussat, Annie Leakin

Monday, July 16, 2018

1896 :: Death of Kate Eliza

On this date in our family history . . . the 16th day of July in the year 1896 . . . Katherine Elizabeth Waring died in Maryland . . . this "Kate Eliza" is a first cousin four times removed to the Keeper of this family history blog . . . 

On July 16, 1896, at Southampton, St. Mary's county, Md., KATE ELIZA, eldest daughter of Ann Maria and the late Dr. James Waring, and grand daughter of the late Gov. James Thomas. A noble woman, gifted with rare intellect cultivated by association and study -- a heart warm, tender, and true -- a spirit of self sacrifice that is learned only in treading the footsteps of Him she served so faithfully. The truest monument to her will be found in the memory of the many to whom her life was a benediction and a comfort. Saint Mary's Beacon, Leonard Town, Maryland, August 6th, 1896

Thursday, July 12, 2018

1867 :: Death of Kitty Waring

On this date in our family history . . . the 12th day of July in the year 1867 . . . Catherine Ann "Kitty" Waring nee Waring dies at Southampton, home of her son, in St. Mary's County, Maryland . . . according to the DAR "Eye on Elegance" website . . . 

Catherine “Kitty” Waring lived in southern Prince George’s County and married her cousin Edward Gantt Waring before their move to Texas in 1840. In the 1850 slave census, three African-Americans, including two women, lived at the Waring farm [in Liberty County, Texas]. Perhaps they were there to help with the quilt a few years earlier. Edward died in [sic, i.e., before] 1850, and by 1860, Kitty had returned to Maryland.
Back in Maryland, Kitty would apparently live out her days in the Southampton home of her son, Dr. James Waring . . . 

This Kitty is a 4th great-grandma to the Keeper of this family history blog . . . 

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