Captain Richard Owings "the Settler"
Rachel Beale
(Abt 1662-Bef 1729)
Capt. John Cockey
Elizabeth Slade
Joshua Owings
Mary Cockey
Edward Owings


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1. Charlotte Deye Colegate

Edward Owings 1 2 3

  • Born: 1 Nov 1743, Baltimore, Maryland, (United States)
  • Marriage (1): Charlotte Deye Colegate on 29 Sep 1774 in Baltimore Co., Maryland, (United States)
  • Died: 2 Jun 1815, Baltimore, Maryland, United States at age 71
  • Buried: St. Thomas Cemetery, Milford Mill, Baltimore, Maryland, United States 4

  Research Notes:

Birth: Sep. 1, 1743
Baltimore County
Maryland, USA Death: Jun. 2, 1810
Baltimore city
Maryland, USA
Son of Joshua Owings and Mary Cockey. Husband of Charlotte Colegate.


From Inhabitants of Baltimore County 1763-1774, 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.


"…Edward Owings…Charles Ridgely (son William)... (Petition endorsed by Jonathan Plowman)"

Ibid., pp. 89, 95-96:


"This list of taxables is recorded in Reverend Ethan Allen's book entitled Historical Sketches of St. Paul's Parish in Baltimore County, Maryland which he compiled in 1855. A copy is available in the Maryland Historical Society Library in Baltimore. Each person named therein is followed by a number which represents the number of taxables in his house. This list, in 1774, ony gives the household head by name. The list also contains names of persons in Rev. Dr. West's list in the year 1786/7, and these names (marked with an * asterisk) appear to have been in St. Paul's in 1774 as well...


"...*Edward Owings… *Philip Thomas,..."

  Birth Notes:

FindaGrave has b. 1 Sep 1743. Another source has b. 1 Nov 1743. No image of gravestone available. It's likely that the confusion was caused by "9th month," which in 1743 meant November.

  Death Notes:

FindaGrave has d. 2 Jun 1810. Another source has d. 2 Jun 1815.

Edward married Charlotte Deye Colegate on 29 Sep 1774 in Baltimore Co., Maryland, (United States). (Charlotte Deye Colegate was born on 16 Aug 1751 in Baltimore, Maryland, (United States), died on 2 Feb 1856 in Baltimore, Maryland, United States and was buried in St. Thomas Cemetery, Milford Mill (Milford), Baltimore, Maryland, United States 5.)



2 Website:,

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

4, Find A Grave Memorial# 7344673.

5, Find A Grave Memorial# 7344692.

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