Edward Talbott
Elizabeth Thomas
(Bef 1651-1726)
John Waters
Elizabeth Giles
John Talbott of West River
(Abt 1684-Between 1725/1725)
Mary Waters
Edward Talbott of West River


Family Links

1. Temperance Merryman

Edward Talbott of West River 1 2 3 4 5

  • Born: 15 Jul 1723, "Poplar Knowle", West River, Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States)
  • Marriage (1): Temperance Merryman on 28 May 1745
  • Died: 29 Aug 1797 at age 74
  • Buried: Talbott Family Burial Ground, Baltimore Co., Maryland, (United States)

  Research Notes:

From The Founders of Anne Arundel and Howard Counties, Maryland, p. 530:

"...Edward, of West River; born 1723. This Edward married Temperance Merryman in 1745 and had John, Benjamin, Vincent, Mary, Temperance and Edward. Edward the elder was a witness to the wills of Major Welsh and Benjamin Laurence.

"John Talbott, above, surveyed in 1732 'Talbott's Last Shift.' This is on the Patapsco, adjoining 'Moores Morning Choice,' 'Chews Vineyard' and Edward Dorsey's estate, near Columbia. It contained 1,120 acres. He sold it to Edward Talbott, Richard Talbott, Richard Galloway and George Ellicott.

"...Edward Talbot resurveyed his [part] as 'Talbotts Vineyard' and increased it to 1,031 acres."


From Revolutionary Patriots of Anne Arundel, p. 194:

"TALBOTT, EDWARD, of Baltimore County (born July 15, 1723, Anne Arundel County and died August 9, 1799, Baltimore County). Married Temperance Merryman in 1745 and a daughter Temperance Merryman married Richard Britton in 1782. He took the Oath of Allegiance before Hon. Reuben Meriweather on March 2, 1778 (Ref: B-24). He also served on the Council of Safety in Baltimore County in 1776, and was a member of the Convention of Maryland in 1775 (Ref: E-237)."


From Inhabitants of Baltimore County 1763-1774, pp. 5-6:

[Among those listed are:]
Cockey, Edward
Cockey, Thomas
Cole, William (Britton Ridge)
Cole, Samuel
Cockey, John
Cockey, Joshua
Cockey, William
Deye, Penelope
Deye, Thomas Cockey
Owings, Samuel
Owings, Beal
Owings, Bazil
Ridgley, Charles Sr.
Ridgley, Charles Jr.
Talbot, Edward
Wells, Francis

Ibid., pp. 13-16:


The following index was found in the Maryland Historical Society Library's Manuscript Division (MS. 1711) and, even though there is nothing to indicate what the purpose of the index, it was determined that those listed were Baltimore residents circa 1765. This determination was made from the compiler's familiarity with Baltimore families prior to the Revolution and also because this index was found with the remnants of a Baltimore Debt Book for 1765 and 1766. This is not an index to the debt book because the highest page number in the book is 109 while the highest page number in the index is 58. The index is, nonetheless, a 'finding list' for early Baltimore."
[Among those listed are:]

Nicholas Clagett
Nathan Dorsey
Leakin Dorsey
Joshua Lynch
William Lynch
John Merryman
Joseph Merryman
Samuel Merryman
John C. Owings.
James Richard
Christopher Randall & Bond
Larkin Randall
Ecan Thomas
Frederick Thomas
Edward Talbott
George Wells
John Wells
Joseph Wells
Thomas Wells
John Worthington
Thomas Worthington (Baltimore Town)
William Worthington
Charles Worthington

Ibid., pp. 27-41:


"The petitions for and against the removal of the county seat of Baltimore County from Joppa to Baltimore Town in 1768 are discussed at length in the Archives of Maryland, Vol. 61 (Appendix). Notices were posted in January, 1768 at the door of the courthouse in Joppa, at the church door of St. Paul's Parish, at the church door of St. Thomas' Parish, at the church door of St. John's Parish, at the church door of St. George's Parish, at the door of the chapel of St. George's Parish, at the door of the chapel of St. John's Parish, and at the house called St. Thomas' Chapel in St. Thomas' Parish, by Absalom Butler and sworn to before the Honorable Benjamin Rogers. Notices were printed in English and German. Tabulations indicate that 2,271 voted for the removal of the courthouse, and 901 voted against it. (It should be noted that some signatures are missing due to the disintegration of the paper, and there also appears to be some who signed more than once.) Five years later, Harford County separated from Baltimore County and set up its court house at Bush (Harford Town) in 1774 and at Bel Air in 1782.


"...Thomas Cockey...Joshua Owings...Charles Ridgely... Samuel Owings... John Cockey... Thomas Gist, Jr….Benjamin Wells, Charles Wells... George Wells... (Petition endorsed by Benjamin Rogers)…
"…Caleb Warfield, Nathaniel Stinchcomb... William Coale...Christopher Randall, Jr.... J. Cockey Owings... William Wells, Jr.... Amon Butler…John Colegate…Absalom Butler…William Wells...Samuel Coale…Thomas Stansbury…John Stinchcome…(Petition endorsed by Benjamin Rogers)
"…Richard Colegate…Thomas Stansbury, Thomas Cole, Jr….(Petition endorsed by John Hall and John Merryman, Sr.)
"…Edward Talbott... John Stinchcomb, Edward Cockey... Benjamin Talbott... Thomas Cole…(Petition endorsed by Andrew Buchanan)
"…Edward Owings…Charles Ridgely (son William)... (Petition endorsed by Jonathan Plowman)
"Elisha Dorsey... (Petition endorsed by Charles Rogers)
"…Alexander Wells, Nathaniel Owings...Stephen Hart Owings…(Petition endorsed by Alexander Wells)
"…Nathaniel Stinchcomb, Sr., Thomas Wells…Richard Wells…(Petition endorsed by Dr. William Lyon)
"...Lott Owings... Anthony Arnold... John Calvert (Petition endorsed by William Lux and Benjamin Rogers)
"…Richard Owings... William Cockey.(Petition endorsed by Joseph Cromwell, Sr.)
"... John Talbott (son Edward)... William Worthington…Larkin Randall…Bale Owings…John Fishpaw…Richard Cole…(Petition endorsed by John Merryman, Jr. and John Leet)
"…Benjamin Rogers…William Cole… (Petition endorsed in the Market Place by John Leets)
"…Edward Dorsey (of BC), Nicholas Dorsey, Jr….Edward Talbot… Vachel Dorsey... Christopher Owings, Richard Owings... William Arnold… Edward Dorsey (son John)... Lancelott Dorsey, Charles Dorsey (son Nathan), Ely Dorsey... Henry Dorsey... James Dorsey… Charles Dorsey… Nicholas Dorsey, Sr…. (Petition endorsed by George Ogg)
"…Edmund Talbott… (Petition endorsed by Thomas Jones)
"… Samuel Owings (of Thomas)… (Petition endorsed by Abraham Walker and Benjamin Rogers)
"… Samuel Dorsey, Jr.... (Petition endorsed by Moses Galloway)
"… Joshua Owings, Jr.... (Petition not endorsed)
"…Joseph Cole… John Hall (son of Joshua)… (Petition endorsed by Capt. Richard Richards)
"… Henry Dorsey, Jr. (Mutilated petition; at least five names torn away)
"… Henry Griffith Dorsey, Sr… Leakin Dorsey… Thomas Gist… (Petition endorsed by John Riston)
"… Philip Coale… (Petition endorsed by Richard McCallister)…
"… Samuel Owings... John Wells... (Petition endorsed by Daniel Bowers)
"… Thomas Owings… (Petition endorsed by George Risteau and Benjamin Rogers)
"… Henry Butler... George Dorsey, Adam Shipley… (Name of endorser not given)
"… John Randle… (Not endorsed)
"…Charles Worthington, Sr…. Philip Coale… (Petition endorsed by Jeremiah Sheridine)…"


"Greenbury Dorsey, Jr.... William Arnold… Aquila Hall… Aquila Hall, Jr…. (Petition not endorsed)
"… William Wells… John Lynch… William Coale, Jr…. (Petition not endorsed)
"… Vinson Richardson, Samuel Richardson, Benjamin Richardson… Thomas Richardson, Thos. Richardson Jr…. (Petition not endorsed)
"… William Richardson (son of Thos.)… (Petition not endorsed)"

Ibid., pp. 50-54:


[Among households and garrisons(?) listed are:]

Talbott, Edward; John Talbott; Benjamin Talbott; John Whethers; 4 negroes

Willmott, Robert; John Willmott; Negroes: Jim, Jack, Easter, Fanny, Passure

Willmott, John Sr.; Aquila Willmott; Negroes: George, Pompy, Hannah, Comfort, Lucy

  Burial Notes:

From Historic Graves of Maryland, p. 129:
"On the 'Barretts Delight' famr, which has been in the Talbott family since 1718, is the Edward Talbott family burying ground. This farm lies in the southeast angle formed by the intersection of the Warren factory road, with that beginning at the Warren road and running east to Merediths bridge, on the pike leading from Towson to Dulaney's valley, and adjoins both roads."

In Memory of Edward Talbott Born July 15, 1823; Died Aug. 29, 1797.

Edward married Temperance Merryman, daughter of John Merryman and Martha Livery, on 28 May 1745. (Temperance Merryman was born on 13 Sep 1720, died on 5 Jan 1813 and was buried in Ridgely and Talbott Family Cemetery, Baltimore Co., Maryland, (United States) 6.)

  Marriage Notes:

Source: Baltimore: Its History and Its People by various contributors, Lewis Historical Publishing Co., New York, 1912, Vol. III p. 795 (from http://books.google.com).


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

2 Baltimore: Its History and Its People (Vol. 3. New York: Lewis Historical Publishing Company, 1912.), p. 795.

3 Peden, Henry C., Jr, Inhabitants of Baltimore County 1763-1774. (Westminster, MD: Family Line Publications, 1989.).

4 Ridgely, Helen W, Historic Graves of Maryland and the District of Columbia (New York: The Grafton Press, 1908.), p. 129.

5 Peden, Henry C., Jr, Revolutionary Patriots of Anne Arundel County Maryland (Westminster, MD: Heritage Books, 2006.), p. 194.

6 www.findagrave.com, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GScid=2189719&GRid=15826130&.

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