Major Richard Ewen
(Abt 1608-1669)
Sophia Scarborough
(Abt 1613-Bef 1685)
Richard Talbott
Elizabeth E. Ewen
Edward Talbott


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1. Elizabeth Thomas

Edward Talbott 1 2 3 4

  • Born: 6 Nov 1658, "Poplar Knowle", West River, Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States) 5
  • Marriage (1): Elizabeth Thomas in 1679 in Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States)
  • Died: 6 Jan 1692, <Poplar Knowle>, West River, Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States) at age 33 6

  Research Notes:

Second son of Richard Talbott & Elizabeth Ewen.
2nd husband of Elizabeth Thomas.

"Prominent member of the Society of Friends at West River and its vicinity," according to The Thomas Book p. 527.
From The Founders of Anne Arundel, p. 530:
"Edward Talbott married in 1679 the widow Coale (nee Elizabeth Thomas), daughter of Philip Thomas. They had issue, Richard, Edward, Elizabeth and John Talbott, of West River, who married--first, Elizabeth Galloway; second, Mary Waters, of West River, and had Cassandra, Lucy, Elizabeth, John and 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."


From Baltimore: Its History and Its People, Vol. III p. 795 :

"Edward Talbott, second son of Richard and Elizabeth (Ewen) Talbott, was born at 'Poplar Knowle', November 6, 1658, died there in January, 1689. He married Elizabeth, who died in 1725, widow of William Coale, and daughter of Philip and Sarah Thomas, who were immigrants from England. Philip Thomas was a noted man of his time, the owner of a large estate, and held a variety of positions under the government of the colony."
From Side-Lights on Maryland History, p. 428-429:

"[The will of William Richardson], dated December 21, 1691, was proved May 28, 1698 (Annapolis Wills, No. 7, page 388). In this he bequeaths... [to] 'daughter Sophia, "Diligent Search," at sixteen,' young son Joseph, grandson William Richardson, Margaret wife of William Richardson, Jr., all received personalty, as did also 'John and Sarah Talbot and their daughter Elizabeth and the three children of Edward Talbot' (the children of his wife by her marriage to Richard Talbot). The executors were, 'wife Elizabeth, and son William'; overseers, 'Richard Jones, Richard Harrison, John Talbot, William Coleson."

From The Thomas Book, p. 33:

After the death of [Philip Thomas'] widow, Sarah [Harrison] Thomas, his son Samuel claimed all her estates by virtue of a verbal will which he alleged she had made in his favour. This claim was resisted by is 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 her sole heir, she had not given legal effect to it, and that the estate should be equally divided between her several heirs. The two houses in Bristol were sold before September 13, 1690, when John Talbot claimed an interest in the proceeds of the sale in right of his wife, the granddaughter of Philip Thomas, to the extent of and as her share of the whole landed estate."

  Noted events in his life were:

Inherited: "Talbott's Ridge" jointly with his brother John, 1663, <West River Hundred>, Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States). Talbott's Ridge, surveyed in 1662, was located on the north side of West River.

Will, 11 Sep 1689, Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States).

Petition: concerning "Talbot's Timber Neck," 1678, Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States). From :

Records of Ante-Bellum Southern Plantations-Series M:
Section 48, Maryland Land Papres, 1664-1678
This section consists of two items, land papers, 1664-1678, concernling land in Maryland. Items include a patent (copy made by John Callahan), 1664, issued to Richard Talbot [Jr.] for Talbot's Timber Neck, Anne Arundel County, Maryland; and a petition, 1678, of William Richardson to Thomas Notley concerning Edward Talbot, Richard Talbot, and [Talbot's Timber Neck], Anne Arundel County, Maryland (bears endorsement of Thomas Notley to William Calvert).

Probate, 6 Feb 1692, Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States).

Edward married Elizabeth Thomas, daughter of Lieutenant Philip Thomas and Sarah Harrison, in 1679 in Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States). (Elizabeth Thomas was born before 1651 in <Bristol>, England and died on 24 Feb 1726 in Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States).)


1 Thomas, Lawrence Buckley, The Thomas Book giving the Genealogies of Sir Rhys ap Thomas, K. G., the Thomas Family descended from him, and of some Allied Families (New York: Henry T. Thomas Co., 1896.), p. 34.

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

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

4 Richardson, Hester Dorsey, Side-Lights on Maryland History with Sketches of Early Maryland Families. (Vol. 2. Baltimore: Williams and Wilkins, 1913.), pp. 428-429.

5 Website:, (Ancestors of Christine Ensor).

6, Compact Disc #88 Pin #5331 (Rod Blackman).

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