Major Richard Ewen
(Abt 1608-1669)
Sophia Scarborough
(Abt 1613-Bef 1685)

Elizabeth E. Ewen


Family Links

1. Richard Talbott

2. William Richardson

Elizabeth E. Ewen 1 2 3 4 5 6

  • Born: 6 Jun 1630, <Accomack, Virginia, (United States) or England>
  • Marriage (1): Richard Talbott about 1656 in <West River, Anne Arundel, Maryland>, (United States)
  • Marriage (2): William Richardson by 1677
  • Died: 1 Jan 1704, "Poplar Knowle", West River, Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States) at age 73
  • Buried: Old Quaker Burying Ground, West River, Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States)

   Other names for Elizabeth were Eliza Ewen and Elizabeth (Ewen) Talbot.

  Research Notes:

Oldest daughter of Major Richard Ewen.

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."
From :
I have received information on Elizabeth Ewen Talbott and her father Major Richard Ewen through the Genealogical society of Rockingham & Stokes County, North Carolina where my line through William Richardson & Elizabeth settled generations later. William Richardson was a prominent Quaker and had a home in West River Maryland with Elizabeth. The article was written by Wm L. (Butch Johnson)

Elizabeth Ewen Talbott was the widow of Richard Talbott and the daughter of Major Richard Ewen. No marriage date has been found for Elizabeth and her first husband, but proof can be found that " Major Richard Ewen assigneth the right of 50 acres to his son-in-law Richard Talbott under the date of August 2, 1659. He bequeaths to his wife, whose name is not given, his eldest son Richard, next son Edward, youngest son John, and his daughter Elizabeth.

The Ewen family settled in Maryland in 1649 and it appears that Elizabeth Ewen was possibly married at that time, which would indicate that Richard Talbott was her second husband. In 1650 May 17th, Richard Ewen demandeth One Thousand Acres of land for transporting himself and nine persons into this province the last year Vizt. Sophia his wife Eliza Davy, Richard Ewen Jr., John Ewen, Suzanna Ewen, Ann Ewen, William Davies, John King and James Brown at his own Charges. Tester James Cox. John Hall Warrt. to lay out One Thousand Acres of Land for Richard Ewen at Parson's Neck upon Kent County or in any part of that or Anne Arundel County rct by Michas next.

Elizabeth Ewen Talbott married William Richardson by 1667, at which time she was shown to be the executrix of Richard Talbott.

Richardson, William, Sr., A. A. County, 21st Dec., 1691; 28th May, 1698.
To sons Daniel and Joseph equally and hrs., 5 patents, 600 A., called "Henry's Hills" and "Franklin's Enlargement."
To wife Eliza:, "Watkin's Hope."
To son William at 21 yrs. of age, 50 A., part of "Watkin's Hope" which testator gave him and his hrs adjoining plantation of Wm. Cole.
To dau. Sophia, 75 A., "The Diligent Search," at 16 yrs. of age.
To young, son Joseph, grandson William Richardson, Margaret, wife of William Richardson, Jr., to Eliza:, dau. of John and Sarah Talbot, and to 3 child, of Edward Talbot, and the Quaker Church, personalty.
Exs.: Wife Eliza: and son William.
Properties devised to son Joseph and dau. Sophia to be held by their mother during their minority.
Overseers: Rich'd Jones, Rich'd Harrison, Jno. Talbott, Wm. Coleson.
Test: James Elphinstone, John Westnutt, John Elsey. 7. 388.

  Birth Notes:

I am not sure what source has <Accomack, Virginia> as Elizabeth Ewen's birthplace. Possibly FamilySearch or RootsWeb. The birthplace needs research & verification.

Another source has birthplace as Brownton (West River), Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States), but this is unlikely as her parents would have still been in Virginia at the time.

May have been born in England (see

  Noted events in her life were:

Resurveyed: "Talbott's Ridge,300 acres on the north side of West River," 1 Oct 1674, Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States).

Elizabeth married Richard Talbott about 1656 in <West River, Anne Arundel, Maryland>, (United States). (Richard Talbott was born in 1625 in England, died in 1663 in "Poplar Knowle", West River, Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States) and was buried in "Poplar Knowle", West River, Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States).)

  Marriage Notes:

Married before 2 August 1659, when Elizabeth's father assigned 50 acres to his "son-in-law Richard Talbott."

Elizabeth next married William Richardson, son of Robert Richardson and Unknown, by 1677. (William Richardson was born in <England> and died on 2 Nov 1697 in Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States).)


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2 Warfield, J. D, The Founders of Anne Arundel and Howard Counties, Maryland. (Baltimore: Kohn & Pollock, 1905), p. 530.

3 Web - Message Boards, Discussion Groups, Email, (Linda Kaltenbach).

4 Rutherford, William Kenneth, Anna Clay Zimmer Rutherford, Genealogical History of Our Ancestors: (Vol. 1. 1989), p. 101.



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