- Born: 1625, England
- Marriage: Elizabeth E. Ewen about 1656 in <West River, Anne Arundel, Maryland>, (United States)
- Died: 1663, "Poplar Knowle", West River, Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States) at age 38
- Buried: "Poplar Knowle", West River, Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States)
Richard Talbott may have emigrated to Maryland from Virginia in 1649, along with many Puritan families, or he may have come to Maryland directly from England.
Not to be confused with Sir Richard Talbot, Duke of Tyrconnell, who died at Limerick on 14 August 1691.
From The Founders of Anne Arundel and Howard Counties, Maryland by J. D. Warfield (Baltimore, 1905), p. 530:
"West River was the abode of Richard Talbott in 1649; he was a Quaker. His wife was Elizabeth, oldest daughter of Major Richard Ewen, who that same year brought his wife, Sophia, five children and three servants at his own charges, for which he demanded and received, in 1650, a patent for 1,000 acres. The issue of Richard and Elizabeth were Richard, Edward, John and Elizabeth, wife of Benjamin Lawrence. 'Poplar Knawle' was left by his will of 1663 to Richard; 'Talbotts Ridge' to his sons, Edward and John, jointly; to Elizabeth his personalty. Richard Galloway was a witness."
Ibid., p. 13:
"Semuel Chew laid out Herrington.
"Thomas Marsh took up lands on the west side of Herring Creek, beginning at Parker's Branch, and running to Selby's Cove; he also held a thousand acres adjoining Richard Bennett, running up the bay... [Edward Selby] adjoined Thomas Meeres on the west side of South River, next to John Watkins; in all some 1000 acres. William Parker adjoined Thomas Marsh on Herring Creek, and also, Richard Bennett, Sampson Warring, and Thomas Davis on the bay, holding 1200 acres. William Durand adjoined Edward Selby, running down the bay; John Covell adjoined William Durand; Thomas Emerson adjoined William Parker; Captain Edward Carter, near Herring Creek, adjoined William Ayers, whose lands were assigned him by Thomas Marsh. Richard Ewen adjoined Richard Bennett and Richard Talbott, on Herring Creek. Richard Wells, Chirurgeon, was on the west side of Herring Bay, adjoining Stockett's Creek, holding 600 acres. The three Stockett brothers were on Stockett's Run; they did not come from Virginia... Richard Bennett held thousands of acres at Herring Creek, and later as many more upon the Eastern Shore."
http://www.tcarden.com/tree/ensor/ensorances.html (Ancestors of Christine Ensor) #1040 has b. 1625 in England, d. 1663 in Poplar Knowle, Anne Arundel Co., Maryland. Came to Maryland about 1649. Descendants are the subject of the book Richard and Elizabeth (Ewen) Talbott of Poplar Knowle [Plantation], West River, Anne Arundel Co. Md. by Ida Morrison (Shirk). There are two copies of Richard Talbott's will at the Land Office, Annapolis, Maryland.
From Baltimore: Its History and Its People, Vol. III p. 795:
"Richard Talbott, who died in 1663, was in the colony of Maryland in 1649, took up land in that year, and also purchased 'Poplar Knowle', upon which he and his descendants resided for many years. He married Elizabeth, who died January 1, 1703-04, daughter of Major Richard and Sophia Ewen, of West River. She married (second) William Richardson, Sr., of West River, son of Robert Richardson, of Somerset county, Maryland. The late Howard Mullikin, of Cathedral street, Baltimore, was a descendant of William and Elizabeth (Ewen) (Talbott) Richardson."
From Side-Lights on Maryland History with Sketches of Early Maryland Families, Vol. 2, p. 428:
"The proof of the marriage of Elizabeth Ewen to Richard Talbot is found in Annapolis Land Records, Liber 4, folio 66, where it is recorded that on August 4, 1659 'Major Richard ewen assigneth the right of 50 acres of land to his son-in-law Richard Talbot.'"
Noted events in his life were:
• Religion: a Quaker.
• Emigrated: to Maryland, Abt 1649, Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States).
• Patented: "Timber Neck" on the south side of West River, possibly 1000 acres, 1649, Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States).
• Patented: land on Herring Creek, Abt 1649, Herring Creek Hundred, Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States). His land was among that of many prominent immigrants from Virginia who settled in the Herring Creek Hundred in 1649 and 1650. His land on Herring Creek adjoined Richard Bennett and Richard Ewen.
• Purchased: 100 acres on the north side of West River next to Capt. Ewen, 1656, Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States).
• Purchased: "Poplar Knowle" on the West River, 10 Dec 1656, <Herring Creek Hundred>, Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, (United States). This may have been the 100 acrres on the north side of West River next to Richard Ewen. It was later sold to Samuel Galloway, a Quaker merchant, who built a brick house about 1756.
• Received: 50 acres from his father-in-law, Major Richard Ewen, 4 Aug 1659, <West River Hundred>, Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States).
• Patented: "Poplar Knowle" on the West River, 1659, <West River Hundred>, Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States). His land adjoined that of Richard Ewen.
• Surveyed: "Talbott's Ridge," 300 acres on the north side of West River, 30 Nov 1662, <West River Hundred>, Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States). "Talbott's Ridge" adjoined "His Lordship's Manor" of William Richardson, also surveyed in 1662.
• Will: Signed will, 2 Apr 1663, West River Hundred, Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, (United States). 81 From http://boards.ancestry.myfamily.com/surnames.talbott/243/mb.ashx :
Maryland Calendar of Wills
Talbott, Richard, West River, Anne Arundel Co., MD 2d Apr 1663. To wife, unnamed, execx., plantation during life. To son, Richard, "Poplar Knaule." To two other sons, Edward and John, "Talbott's Ridge," jointly. To son (unnamed) and dau. Eliza:; personalty. Test: Richard Galloway, Jacobs Duhattes, Thos. Tailor. 1. 180 (Refers to original will books, pages)
• Probate, 21 Apr 1663.
Richard married Elizabeth E. Ewen, daughter of Major Richard Ewen and Sophia Scarborough, about 1656 in <West River, Anne Arundel, Maryland>, (United States). (Elizabeth E. Ewen was born on 6 Jun 1630 in <Accomack, Virginia, (United States) or England>, died on 1 Jan 1704 in "Poplar Knowle", West River, Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States) and was buried in Old Quaker Burying Ground, West River, Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States).)
Married before 2 August 1659, when Elizabeth's father assigned 50 acres to his "son-in-law Richard Talbott."