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William Richardson

BIRTH: "Quaker Records of Southern Maryland; Births, Deaths, Marriages and Abstracts from the Minutes, 1658-1800," by Henry C. Peden, Jr. (Westminster, MD: Family Line Publications, 1992) p.5. Cites: West River Monthly Meeting Register, Births and Deaths 1655-1800. "William, son of Joseph RICHARDSON/Sarah THOMAS"

William Richardson was born on December 26, 1712 in Anne Arundel County, Maryland. He died in 1768 in Frederick County, Maryland. William Richardson was a Quaker and was educated by private tutors according to the teachings of the Society of Friends. About 1751, he settled in western Maryland near Frederick City. He was wealthy and his home was a social center as well as a meeting place for religious services. William Richardson and Isabella Calmes were married in August 1746. Isabella Calmes was the daughter of Marquis Calmes II and Winnifred Waller. She was born in 1728 and died on June 10, 1796. She was buried in Buckton Cemetery, Virginia – the oldest grave there. Very little is known about Mary, Anne and Miriam Richardson Buck. They were loved and respected by their children but mentioned only briefly in a few memoirs. Although their father was a Quaker, it seems that Mary, Ann and Miriam joined the Baptist Church with their husbands and their children were raised as Baptists.


Joseph Richardson

BIRTH: Joseph, son of William RICHARDSON/Elizabeth EWEN. Quaker Records of Southern Maryland; Births, Deaths, Marriages and Abstracts from the Minutes, 1658-1800," by Henry C. Peden, Jr. (Westminster, MD: Family Line Publications, 1992) p.1, 4, 12, 19-20. Cites: (a) West River Monthly Meeting Register, Births and Deaths 1655-1800. (b) Clifts Monthly Meeting Register, 1662-1782. (c) West River Monthly Meeting Register, Marriages, 1682-1800.

MARRIAGE: Quaker Records of Southern Maryland; Births, Deaths, Marriages and Abstracts from the Minutes, 1658-1800," by Henry C. Peden, Jr. (Westminster, MD: Family Line Publications, 1992) p.1, 4, 12, 19-20. Cites: West River Monthly Meeting Register, Marriages, 1682-1800. "Marriage to Sarah THOMAS: 25 8th mo. 1705. West River, Anne Arundel Co., MD. Wits. Samuel GALLOWAY, William RICHARDSON Jr., Frances WASON, Thomas SMITH, John GILES, Richard GALLOWAY, William COALE, John PRESTON, Solomon SPARROW, Gerrard HOPKINS, Lauriana RICHARDSON, Margarett RICHARDSON, Mary SMITH, Elizabeth HUTCHENS Jr., Elizabeth RICHARDSON Jr., Eliza COALE, Ann GALLOWAY, Elizabeth WATERS, Sarah GILES, Sarah SPARROW, Hanna GALLOWAY, Margaret HOPKINS, Elizabeth HAWKINS Jr., Philip COALE, (Elizabeth?) SMITH, __ JOHNS, Jno. HUTCHINS, Edward TALBOTT, John TALBOTT Jr., Margaret JOHNS, Francis HUTCHINS, Priscilla HUTCHINS, Mary HUTCHINS, __ SMITH, Samuel THOMAS, Mary THOMAS, William RICHARDSON, Daniell RICHARDSON, John TALBOTT Sr., Philip THOMAS, John THOMAS.

Quaker Meeting Records. Swarthmore College; Swarthmore, Pennsylvania; Births and Burials 1674-1809; Collection: Baltimore Yearly Meeting Minutes; Call Number: RG2/B/S361 3.1
Father: Joseph Richardson
Mother: Sarah Richardson
Children listed:
1. Sam'll Richardson the son of Joseph and Sarah Richardson was born the 6th day of the 5th Mo. 1706
2. Joseph Richardson the second son of the aforesaid Joseph & Sarah was born the 12th day of the 7th Mo. 1708
3. Mary Richardson the daughter of the aforsaid Joseph & Sarah was born the 13th day of the 7th Mo. 1710
4. William Richardson the third son of the aforesaid Joseph & Sarah was born the 26th day of the 10th Mo. 1712
5. Phillip Richardson the 4th son of the aforsaid Joseph & Sarah was born the 29th of the 1st Mo. 1715
6. Elizabeth Richardson the second daughter of the aforesaid Joseph & Sarah was born the 18 of the 1st mo 1716/17
7. Sarah Richarddson the third daughter of the aforesaid Joseph & Sarah was born the 3 of the 3rd Mo. 1719
8. John Richardson the son of Joseph and Sarah Richardson was born the 19th of the 1st Mo. 1720
9. Richard Richardson the son of Joseph annd Sarah Richardso was born the 10th of the 8  Mo. 1723 (The above said Richard Richardso departed this life at his Bro Thomas Coale at Bush River the 22 of the 7 Mo. 1786 and was buryed at the burying place of the plantation of John Crokett late of Bush River in Baltimore County)

Carolyn Tayloe Davidson Carey, Greenwood Village, CO. Cites: (a) "Register of West River Friends," by J.J. Brinkley, "Maryland Genealogical Magazine, Vol. 14,15. "Quakers in the Founding of Ann Arundel County, MD," by J.R. Kelly. "Quaker Records of Southern Maryland," by Henry C. Peden.

"A Biographical Dictionary of the Maryland Legislature, 1635-1789" (John Hopkins Univ. Press, Baltimore) p.678.

"Maryland Marriages 1634-1777," compiled by Robert Barnes (Genealogical Pub. Co., Baltimore, 1975) p.150. Cites: West River Monthly Meeting, published serially "Bulletin of the Maryland Genealogical Soc.," beginning Vol. XIV, No.2.

"The Founders of Anne Arundel and Howard Counties, Maryland," by J.D. Warfield (Kohn & Pollock, Baltimore, 1905) p.175.

DEATH: "Quaker Records of Southern Maryland; Births, Deaths, Marriages and Abstracts from the Minutes, 1658-1800," by Henry C. Peden, Jr. (Westminster, MD: Family Line Publications, 1992) p.1, 4, 12, 19-20. Cites: West River Monthly Meeting Register, Births and Deaths 1655-1800. "In his 71st year at death on 18th day 6th mo. 1748 [b. 1677]. (5a) Anne Arundel Co., MD."

Reference: Descendants of Richard & Elizabeth (Ewen) Talbot of Popular Knowle, MD" (p.17)

BIRTH: Also shown as Born West River, Anne Arundel, Colony of Maryland, British Colonial America.

DEATH: Also shown as Died Bef 1678


Sarah Thomas

"The Thomas Book," by Lawrence B. Thomas, "Thomas of West River, MD," p.34.

"Maryland Marriages 1634-1777," compiled by Robert Barnes (Genealogical Pub. Co., Baltimore, 1975) p.150. Cites: West River Monthly Meeting, published serially "Bulletin of the Maryland Genealogical Soc.," beginning Vol. XIV, No.2.

BIRTH: Sarah, daughter of Samuel THOMAS/Mary HUTCHINS. "The Founders of Anne Arundel and Howard Counties, Maryland," by J.D. Warfield (Kohn & Pollock, Baltimore, 1905) p.46.


William Richardson

Reference: Descendants of Richard & Elizabeth (Ewen) Talbot of Popular Knowle, MD" (p.17)

SOURCE: Citations given by Alice Gedge of following sources:

(1) Carolyn Tayloe Davidson Carey, Greenwood Village, CO. Cites: (a) "Register of West River Friends," by J.J. Brinkley, "Maryland Genealogical Magazine, Vol. 14,15. (b) "Quakers in the Founding of Ann Arundel County, MD," by J.R. Kelly. (c) "Quaker Records of Southern Maryland," by Henry C. Peden.

(2) "The Abridged Compendium of American Genealogy," ed. Frederick A. Virkus (A.N. Marquis Co., 1925) p.481.

(3) "A Biographical Dictionary of the Maryland Legislature, 1635-1789" (John Hopkins Univ. Press, Baltimore) p.Vol. 1, p.315; p.678-679. (NOTE: Copy given to me has top of page 679 missing.)

(4) "Colonial Families of the United States," Vol. VI, p.367.

(5) "The Founders of Anne Arundel and Howard Counties, Maryland," by J.D. Warfield (Kohn & Pollock, Baltimore, 1905) p.174-177.

(6) "Quakers in the Founding of Ann Arundel County, Maryland," by J. Reaney Kelly (Baltimore: Maryland Historical Soc., 1963) p.14, 36-38, 58. Cites: (a) "A Testimony Concerning our Dear and Well Beloved Friend and Brother in the Truth, William Coale," ed. Andrew Sowle (London, 1682). (b) Wills, 7, f. 388.

(7) "The Maryland Calendar of Wills," Jane Baldwin Cotton and Roberta Bolling Henry, ed. (Westminster, MD: Family Line Publications) p.36. Cites: (a) 19.158.

(8) "Quaker Records of Southern Maryland; Births, Deaths, Marriages and Abstracts from the Minutes, 1658-1800," by Henry C. Peden, Jr. (Westminster, MD: Family Line Publications, 1992) p.3. Cites: (a) West River Monthly Meeting Register, Births and Deaths 1655-1800.

BIRTH: The above reference (1) states that William is the son of Robert RICHARDSON/Susanna. c. 1641. [NOTE: Robert RICHARDSON/Susanna SMITH of Mount Ephraim had a son William, but he was born ca. 1668 and d. without heirs. Sources 4 & 5 say that this William came to VA in 1634, before his birth, and sources 2 & 3 say he came to MD in 1655, when he would have been only age 14 if b. in 1641.] Source (3): Probably in England.

Marriage to Elizabeth EWEN: (1,2,3,4,5,6) Widow of Richard TALBOT. (3) ca. 1663. (6) Soon after 1663.

BIRTH-FATHER: "Descendents of Richard and Elizabeth (Ewen) Talbott of Poplar Knowle West River, Anne Arundel County, Maryland. "The History of Baltimore Md."

DEATH: 2 9th mo. 1697, West River, Anne Arundel Co., MD. Will probated 28 May 1698, Anne Arundel Co., MD.

BURIED: In Quaker burying grounds, West River

A friend of William PENN.

- 1666: Came to VA in the "Paul" of London, England.

- Came to MD and settled in Anne Arundel Co. as an indentured servant to Richard PRESTON, a prominent Quaker on the Western Shore. [Note: If this occurred in 1655 then his date of birth and immigration are in error.]

- A planter and merchant.

- A Quaker. Minister of the West River Meeting, Anne Arundel Co., MD. He was active in efforts of Quakers to obtain relief from the requirement of oaths and military service. A well-known and ardent Friend and minister. Quaker Meetings were held at his house until his death.

- (6) William RICHARDSON gave to William COALE a plantation at West River called "Great Bonnerton".

- (3) Commissioned to survey and manage the building of the Londontowne Courthouse, Anne Arundel Co., MD.

- 1662: Fined for refusing to serve in the militia.

- 1662, 10 Nov: Fined for not taking an oath.

- By his marriage to Mrs. Elizabeth TALBOT, he came into the possession of "Talbott's Ridge" adjoining "His Lordship's Manor," surveyed in 1662.

- 1676-1684: Member of the MD Lower House from Anne Arundel Co.

- 1676-1683. He was frequently the bearer of messages to the Upper House with instructions from Parliament. Served on the Committee of Security and Defense of the Province, and on the Committee upon Laws for the Province.

- 1676: Had 500 to 1,000 acres in Anne Arundel Co., MD.

- 1677: William RICHARDSON held 1,000 acres, Anne Arundel Co., MD.

- 1678-1684: Member of the MD General Assembly. 1678: Served as a member of the Lower House of MD General Assemby.

- Bef. 1680: Acquired a tract of land in the West River Hundred named "Watkins Hope." A part of this tract is now known as "Woodstock" and is located between Owensville and the Old Quaker Burying Ground. An historic roadside marker indicates the general location of his house. - Lived on "Watkins His Hope," West River Hundred, Anne Arundel Co., MD.

- 1680: Appointed by the West River Meeting to correspond with Friends in Barbadoes.

- 1680, 29 May (3rd mo.): William RICHARDSON of the Western Shore was among the 24 Friends from both shores of the Chesapeake who attended a half-year Meeting for men at George SKIPWITH's house near West River. A statement was signed by William RICHARDSON Sr., John GARY, George SKIPWORTH, Richard HALL and Abram BIRKHEAD, "by the consent of the General Half-Year Meeting at West River, Maryland," documenting William COALE's conviction about 1657 and his imprisonment with George WILSON in VA.

- 1681, 4 Apr (2nd mo.): He wrote a letter to George FOX, calling him "dear George".

- 1682, 19 Dec: William PENN met Lord Baltimore at West River, and after an interview upon their divisional line, PENN set out, Lord Baltimore accompanying him several miles, to the house of William RICHARDSON, and from there two miles further to a religious meeting of his friends, the Quakers, at the house of Thomas HOOPER. William PENN visited RICHARDSON in 1682 after the memorable conference between PENN and Charles, 3rd Lord Baltimore, "at the house of Col. Thgomas TAILLER," where the two had discussed the boundaries of MD and PA. Col. TAILLOR's home was only a few miles away, just below South River. From RICHARDSON's house PENN traveled a short distance to attend a Meeting at the house of Thomas HOOKER Sr. near West River.

- 1683: At a meeting of the General Assembly at John LARKIN's house, RICHARDSON argued in favor of making West River Landing a port of entry for the area.

- 1683: William RICHARDSON, Henry RIDGELY, Edward DORSEY, Nicholas GASSAWAY and others were on a committee to erect a building for the Courts and Assembly, and for keeping the records of the Secretary's office in the Province. (6) Appointed one of the commissioners to survey and manage the building of a courthouse at Londontowne on South River.

- At his death, his estate included 13 slaves, merchandise worth 119.5.6 lbs., and 975 acres in Anne Arundel Co.

- 1691, 21 Dec: William RICHARDSON made his will. He left a substantial estate of which his wife Elizabeth was given the home plantaion "Watkins Hope." He remembered his beloved Quaker Church.

- 1698, 28 May: 1698, 2 Apr: His will was probated at Annapolis, MD.

- 1699, 27 Jul: Distribution of the estate of William RICHARDSON, Anne Arundel Co., MD. Value L655.8.5. Payments to Edward, John, and Elizabeth TALBOTT, paid to their mother Elizabeth TALBOTT. Distributions to Daniell RICHARDSON, Joseph RICHARDSON, Thomas SPARROW for his wife Sophia RICHARDSON (daughter), Elizabeth RICHARDSON (her thirds), accountant (one quarter of two-thirds). Executor, William RICHARDSON (Quaker).

- All of this family were men of means and education, holding important positions in the province of MD.

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Following entries on Ancestry.com family tree by commhousemom@hotmail.com. No date nor name listed.
Reference: First Families of Anne Arundel County, Md., by Donna Valley Russell page 113

Arrival: Transported 1658 by Richard Preston.

Occupation/religion: planter, Quaker

Land: He surveyed 96 acre Proprietary's Gift on 22 July 1677, but it was granted to Nathaniel Heathcote. In the 1707 Rent Rolls fhis son William was in possession of 240 acres of His Lordship's Manor on the Ridge, 90 acre Ewen's Addition on West River, and 300 acre Watkins Hope also on West River.

None of the deeds of acquistition of these tracts was found because transactions for land on the manors would be in the private papers of the Calvert family. On 10 May 1677 Richardson paid L150 to Jno. Watkins for the original 300 acre tract Watkins Hope, granted to the latter on 22 Feb. 1674, on the north side of West River; Richardson's son William claimed the land in 1701.

On 20 August 1687 he sold to John Nicholson, plasterer, for L2.10, 89 acres of Hickory Hills, on the ridge betwween South River and the Patuxent, originally granted to Robert Franklin and sold by him to Richardson; the deed refers to 200 acres of the tract sold by Richardson to William Cole, 100 acres of which was later sold by William, son and heir, to Henr Hanslap; Elizabeth released dower. A deed dated 18 July 1679 refers to Ricardson's original patent for 75 acre Diligent Search, devised to daughter Sophia, wife of Thomas Sparrow, who sold it in James Lewis on 30 Sept. 1700.

Offices: Lowere House for Anne Arundel County 1676-1684, commissioner to survey and manage the building of London Town Courthouse.

Probate: His will was dated 21 Jan. 1691 and proved 28 May 1698. He devised to sons Daniel and Joseph Hickory Hills and Franklin's Enlargement located between South River and the branches of the Patuxent River, totaling 600 acres; Daniel to have the moity where Hugh Abrahams now lives and Joseph the next plantation. To wife Elizabeth: use of my plantation Watkins His Hope for life, but if eldest son William needs to use any of the land, he may. To grandson William Richardson: 50 acres of the same at age 21, to be located at the southeast end adjoining William Cole's plantation. To daughter Sophia: 75 acres of The Diligent Search on Rhode River and negro girl, Mary at age 16 or her marriage. To youngest son Joseph: negro Cargoo at age 19. To grandson William Richardson: negro girl Rowena after wife's death and a calf. To Elizabeth, daughter of John Talbot: cow. To three children of Edward Talbot: calf each. To Margaret Richardson, wife of William: heifer. To the Friends at Severn: L4. The ressidue of my estate, whether here, in England, or at sea or elsewhere, is to be divided on third to wife and the rest in four parts to William, Daniel, Joseph, and Sophia. Wife and son William executors, with help from friends Richard Jones, Richard Harrison, John Talbot, and William Coleson. Witnesses: James Elphinstone, John Westnutt, John Elsey.

Other: Fined in 1662 for refusal to serve in the militia, worked for the Quakers to find relief from other obligations; argued for West River as a port of entry 1683 at the Commission on Trade and Plantations.


Rev. Samuel Thomas

BIRTH: Samuel, son of Philip THOMAS/Sarah HARRISON. "Minister of society of Friends. The Founders of Anne Arundel and Howard Counties, Maryland" by J.D. Warfield; 1967; Regional Publishing Company, Baltimore, p.46.

MARRIAGE: to Mary HUTCHINS: 15 May 1688. "Quaker Records of Southern Maryland; Births, Deaths, Marriages and Abstracts from the Minutes, 1658-1800," by Henry C. Peden, Jr. (Westminster, MD: Family Line Publications, 1992) p.3, 13-14. West River Monthly Meeting Register, Marriages, 1682-1800. "At the home of Samuel THOMAS, Anne Arundel Co., MD. She had previously been engaged to Thomas SMITH. At the 2nd meeting of their "passing meeting" Thomas appeared and "discharged her of any ingagement whatsoever," so the meeting gave its consent to their marriage. Two dates given in West River Monthly Meeting records: 15 day, 3 mo., 1688, to Mary HUTCHINGS; and 15 day, 9 mo., 1688, to Mary HUTCHINS. Marriage intentions for the 2nd time at a Quarterly Meeting held at the house of Ann CHEW, Anne Arundel Co., MD, 2 3rd mo. 1688. "Richard HARRISON and Nathan SMITH doe inform this Meeting that the said Thomas SMITH does discharge the said Mary HUTCHENS from any engagement whatsoever whereupon this Meeting doe leave them to their liberty as to the time of their marriage and doe advise them to follow their advice of Edward TALBOTT and Soloman SPARROW." 15th day of 3rd mo. called May 1688. Wits. Francis HUTCHINS, Margaret EVANS, Job EVANS, Margaret TENCH, Grace SCRIVENER, Elizabeth COALE, Sarah HOOKER, Elizabeth SMITH, Thomas SMITH, Philip COLE, Samuell COALE, Samll. LANE, Benjamin SCRIVENER, William COALE Jr., William RICHARDSON, Elizabeth RICHARDSON, Richard GALLOWAY, Elizabeth GALLOWAY, Samuel THOMAS, Mary HUTCHINS, William RICHARDSON Jr., Joseph HEATHCOTE, Mary KNIGHTON, Elizabeth BATTEE, Joseph RICHARDSON, Joseph HANSLAP, Soloman SPARROW, Sophia RICHARDSON, Francis HANSLAP. 15th day 3rd mo. 1688. Anne Arundel Co., MD.

"Quakers in the Founding of Ann Arundel County, Maryland," by J. Reaney Kelly (Baltimore: Maryland Historical Soc., 1963) p.66, 69, 109. "A Quaker of Anne Arundel Co., MD. Of "Lebanon," Anne Arundel Co., MD. "Lebanon" was on the ridge northwest of Richard ARNOLD's property.

"The Thomas Book," by Lawrence B. Thomas, "Thomas of West River, MD," p.33-34. "1674: He held 72 acres of Talbot's Ridge on the North side of West River which was surveyed.

- 1675, 25 May: Will of John MEARS proved. He bequeathed to Samuel THOMAS his silver tobacco-box and suite of clothes "made me lately by Richard ARNOLD."

- 1686, 4 Aug: A Herring Creek Quarterly Meeting approved the proposal of Samuel THOMAS to attend a Yearly Meeting at Philadelphia.

- 1687: After his mother's death, Samuel claimed all her estates by virtue of a verbal will which he alleged she had made in his favor. This claim was resisted by his brother-in-law, Edward TALBOT, and the West River Meeting of Friends was appealed to, to decide the question. The Meeting decided that although she had expressed a wish that Samuel THOMAS should be sole heir, she had not given legal effect to it, and that the estate should be equally divided between her several heirs.

- 1688, 13 Apr: Appointed to a Committee on "drowsiness" by the West River Meeting.

- He was charged with keeping listerners awake during the services which often were long.

- 1688, 15 May: Of Anne Arundel Co., MD at time of marriage.

- 1688, 4 Aug: Probably a minister of the Society of Friends as early as this date, when Herring Creek quarterly meeting approved his proposal to attend the yearly meeting at Philadelphia.

- After 1698: Rented 200 acres of his Lordship's manor on the Ridge.

Left "Lebanon" to his son Philip.


Col. Samuel Price

Information from Barbara Samuels to T.Mason sent on 7 Mar 2007. "I have been to Versailles tried to find a cemetery plot but have been unable to find it. There is a large grave marker for one the Calmes family who tie into the Price group, It is on land away from town and maintained by Calmes Family Association. I was Univ of Kentucky and read some old newspapers and saw a two line obit for Elizabeth Richardson Price... . I have some info that Samuel served in VA militia during the Rev. War and they went to KY before 1790."

"A History of Shenandoah Co. Virginia (2nd ed. p 631-632)
OBITUARY: published in Lexington, KY newspaper for Elizabeth & Samuel.