Captain Thomas Clagett
- Born: 1644, St. Leonard's, Eastcheap, London, England
- Marriage (1): Mary Nutter Hooper about 1672
- Marriage (2): Sarah Patterson about 1692
- Died: 25 Jul 1703, St. Leonard's, Calvert, Maryland, (United States) at age 59
Another name for Thomas was Captain Thomas Claggett.
From http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=:3143362&id=I631846437 :
Thomas Claggett, a captain in the navy of Charles II, inherited landed estates in England but in the fall of 1670 he resigned his commission, left his inheritance and immigrated to American. He arrived early in 1671 and settled on St. Leonard's Creek, near St. Leonard's Town, in Calvert County, MD. After coming to America he changed the spelling of his name to Clagett, and it has been generally so spelled by his descendants ever since, except for those in the line of Bishop Thomas John Claggett, great grandson of Captain Thomas Clagett through his son Richard, and Richard's son, Rev. Samuel Clagett.
He was apparently possessed of considerable means as he at once purchased and received by royal grant a number of large tracts of land...p. 119, Effie Gwynn Bowie, Across the Years in Prince George's Co.
Edward served as Justice of the Peace, Judge of the County Court, and was the first Vestryman of Christ Church Parish. He was Commissioner of Calvert County in 1680; Coroner and Captian of the Calvert County Militia in 1683.
The estates owned were Godlington Manor (1000 acres) on the Eastern shore (MD); Weston (800 acres) near Upper Marlboro, MD; Greenland in Prince Georges County and large tracts near St. Leonard Township.
Thomas Clagett, Sr.'s will:
Clegett, Thomas, Calvert Co., 25th July, 1701; 16th Nov., 1703.
To son Edward and hrs., personalty and all interest in certain tenements in the city of London, Eng.
" sisters Martha, Eliza: and Margaret, personalty.
" son Richard, 200 A., part of 700 A., "Greenland" in the freshes of the Patuxent. (full description in actual will).
" son John at 21 yrs. of age and hrs., 200 A., part of "Greenland" afsd. (full description in actual will).
" dau. Martha and hrs., 200 A., part of "Clegett's Forest," Balto. Co.
" son Charles and hrs., 400 A., part of "Clegett's Forest"
" " George and hrs., 400 A., residue of "Clegett's Forest."
In event of death of son Richard without issue, son John to inherit his portion, and vice versa; both dying without issue, their share to pass to son Thomas.
In event of death of dau. Martha, son Charles or son George, survivor or survivors to inherit deceased's portions.
To dau. Eliza:, wife of William Wadsworth, personalty.
" wife Sarah, extx., and hrs., remainder of tract of land bought of Col. Ninian Beall, part of which was sold to Jas Veitch, decd, which is to be sold for payment of debt.
" brother Richard Clagett, dwelling plantation bought of Jno. Veitch; "Clagett's Design" and residue of "Greenland," 300 A.; also testator's portion of land in St Leonardstown, alias Canterbury, on St Leonards Ck.; 4 tracts of land at hd. of St Leonards Ck., and lease of certain tract held from Chas. Carroll.
Test: Jno. Greves, Jno. Greves, Jr., Robt. Groves. 3. 8.
Thomas married Mary Nutter Hooper about 1672. (Mary Nutter Hooper was born about 1645 in St. Leonard's, Calvert, Maryland, (United States) and died before 1691.)
Thomas next married Sarah Patterson about 1692. (Sarah Patterson was born about 1663 in Queen Anne Parish, Prince George's Co., Maryland, (United States) and died in St. Leonard's, Calvert, Maryland, (United States).)