Colonel Edward B. Claggett
- Born: 26 Apr 1613, Canterbury, Kent, England
- Marriage (1): Margaret Adams about 1636
- Died: Feb 1673, Maryland, (United States) at age 59
From http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=:3143362&id=I631846446 :
In England Edward resided in the parish of St. Leonard Eastcheap, London, & East Greenwich, Kent, England. He was educated at King's School in Canterbury.
Edward is said to have been an ardent Loyalist. He held commission in the Army of King George I and Charles I and is said to have been imprisoned in the Tower of London by the Puritans for his loyalty to King George I.
1664: Received confirmation of the Clagett arms, with the Godden quartering from Clarenceux King of Arms (Ruler of London).
Col. Edward Clagett was our first Clagett to emigrate to the American Colonies with his then 26 year old son, Thomas Clagett. He came to Maryland in about 1670. The Clagetts were gentlemen of upper class origins. Edward had been Commissioner for the militia of the city of London and in 1653-1673, Master of the Drapers Company and a member of the London Common Council.
Edward married Margaret Adams, daughter of Sir Thomas Adams Jr., Knight and Ann Mapted, about 1636. (Margaret Adams was born on 25 Oct 1616 in St. Leonard's, Eastcheap, London, England and died before Sep 1689.)