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


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1. Sarah Thomas Mears

John Talbott 1 2 3 4 5

  • Born: 1660
  • Marriage (1): Sarah Thomas Mears before 27 Sep 1690
  • Died: 4 Jul 1707, Calvert, Maryland, (United States) at age 47
  • Buried: Clifts Monthly Meeting of the Society of Friends, Scientists Cliffs, Calvert, Maryland, (United States) 6

  Research Notes:

Inherited "Talbott's Ridge" jointly with his brother Edward. (Ancestors of Christine Ensor) #520
b. 1660, d. 4 Jul 1707 in Calvert Co., MD
John Talbott's will is recorded in Will Book No. 12, pp. 144-146, at the Land Office, Annapolis, Maryland.

From Side-Lights on Maryland History, Vol. 2, pp. 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 sons Daniel and Joseph' equally, six hundred acres called 'Hickory Hills' and 'Franklin's Enlargement.' To wife Elizabeth, 'Watkin's Hope,' 'to son William at twenty-one years of age, part of 'Watkin's Hope' adjoining plantation of William Cole,' which testator gave him and his heirs. 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 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 Edward, 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, 6 Dec 1701, <Calvert>, Maryland, (United States). John Talbott's will is recorded in Will Book No. 12, pp. 144-146, at the Land Office, Annapolis, Maryland.

Probate, 25 Jun 1707, Calvert, Maryland, (United States).

John married Sarah Thomas Mears, daughter of John Mears and Sarah Thomas, before 27 Sep 1690. (Sarah Thomas Mears was born on 4 Aug 1673 in Calvert, Maryland, United States and died on 11 Mar 1744 in Calvert, Maryland, United States.)


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

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 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. 33.


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