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Marquis CALMES

Male Abt 1705 - 1775  (~ 70 years)

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  • Name Marquis CALMES 
    Born Abt 1705  Stafford County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 10 May 1775  Frederick [now Clarke] County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location 

    • (1) Source: Bass, Josephine Lindsay and Bonner, Becky, "My Southern Family" <>.

      (2) On 15 December 1747, Marquis CALMES received a Fairfax grant for 500 acres in a neck on the Shenandoah River. The 500 acres was in Frederick [now Clarke] County, Virginia. See the following information in Virginia Land Office Patents and Grants/Northern Neck Grants and Surveys < base=CLAS30>: GG&collection=NN Grant

      Title: Calmeze, Marquis.

      Publication: 15 December 1747.

      Other Format: Available on microfilm. Northern Neck Grants, reels 288-311.

      Note: Location: Frederick County. Description: 500 acres in a neck on Shannondoah River joining to a line in the Manor of Leeds. Source: Northern Neck Grants G, p. 13-14 (Reel 292). Original survey exists. Part of the index to recorded copies of land grants issued by the agents of the Fairfax Proprietary between 1690 and 1781 and by the Commonwealth between 1786 and 1874. Original and recorded surveys are also indexed when available. The collection is housed in the Archives at the Library of Virginia.

      Subject - Personal: Calmeze, Marquis, grantee.

      Subject - Topical: Land titles - Registration and transfer - Virginia - Frederick County.

      Subject - Geographic: Frederick County (Va.) - History - 18th century.

      Genre/Form: Land grants - Virginia - Frederick County. Surveys (land) - Virginia - Frederick County.

      Added Entry: Northern Neck Land Office. Northern Neck grants, 1690-1874. Northern Neck Land Office. Northern Neck surveys, 1697, 1722-1781. Library of Virginia. Archives.

      System Number: 000850249

      (3) MacDonald, Rose Mortimer Ellzey, Clarke County, a Daughter of Frederick, Berryville, VA: Blue Ridge Press, 1979, pp. 2, 6-7, 38-39:

      After Braddock's defeat, the Frederick County Militia was reorganized for protection against the Indians. The officers were:

      The Right Honorable Thomas Lord Fairfax, County Lieutenant

      Thomas Bryan Martin, Lieutenant Colonel

      Meredith Helm, Major

      Captains: John Hardin, Marquis Calmes, John Lindsey, Edward Rogers, Richard Morgan, John Funk, Jr., Jeremiah Smith, Samuel Odell, Jacob Funk, William Bethel, Isaac Perkins, Cornelius Ruddell, William Vance, Lewis Stephens, John Benton.

      Lieutenant: Bayliss Earle. . . .

      Another soldier who served throughout the French and Indian Wars, and who attained the rank of Major, was MARQUIS CALMES, a French Huguenot. He was among the Huguenots who came to Virginia and settled on the James. Having had experience in the planting and cultivation of vineyards, he was employed by Nathaniel Burwell to experiment with the culture of grapes on Burwell's lands in Frederick County. . . .

      It was on the land of Mr. Burwell that Calmes planted the first vineyard in the Shenandoah Valley. The place on which he lived and experimented in the raising of grapes is still known as the "Vineyard."

      After his arrival in Clarke County, he received a grant from Lord Fairfax; this patent is known as Calmes Neck.

      Marquis Calmes was one of the justices that constituted the first court of Frederick County. . . .

      The old log house (known as Cunningham Chapel) may be regarded as the cradle of the Episcopal Church in what is now Clarke County. Just when it was built is not known, but, in 1760, it was ordered by the vestry that repairs be made on it. The oldest surviving vestry book of Frederick Parish begins in 1764. The vestrymen then were:

      Isaac Hite, John Hite, John Greenleaf, Thomas Rutherford, James Keith, John Neville, Charles Smith, James Wood, Jacob Hite, Thomas Wadlington, Burr Harrison, Thomas Swearingen, Philip Bush, Angus McDonald, Frederick Conrad, George Rice, Alexander White, James Barnett, Marquis Calmes, John McDonald, Edward Snickers, Warner Washington, Joseph Holmes, Benjamine Sedwick, Edmund Taylor, John Smith, Samuel Dowdal. . . .

      Reverend Alexander Balmaine, a native of Scotland, was a graduate of the University of Edinburgh. He first came to America as a tutor in the family of Richard Henry Lee at "Stratford." His first charge was the Parish of Augusta, extending from near Lexington, Virginia, to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He was an ardent patriot and served as Chairman of the Augusta Committee of Safety and was author of the "Augusta Resolves." He served the entire seven years of the Revolutionary War as chaplain, and for the last several years of the war was stationed with the garrison of Winchester. After becoming the Rector of Frederick Parish, he remained there until his death.

      In Dr. Balmaine's Journal is found a "List of Subscribers in the Congregation at Trap Hill, 1782-84." They are as follows:

      "Colonel Warner Washington, Robert Throckmorton, Francis Willis, Sr., Warner Washington, Jr., Francis Willis, Jr., R. Willis, William Frost, Henry Whiting, Beverley Whiting, George Noble, William Booth, Fielding Lewis, Richard Eastin, John Milton, Nehemiah Garrison, John Smith, Thomas Noble, Philip Eastin, Jasper Bell, James Ware, Ephriam Garrosin, Joseph Hichman, Marquis Calmes, Benjamine Berry, Benjamine Sedwick, James Armstrong, Thomas Throckmorton, Locking Dorsey, George Calmes, William Hockman, Martin Ashby, Albion Throckmorton, Francis Stribling, and William Booth."
    Person ID I18090  Frost, Gilchrist and Related Families
    Last Modified 29 Dec 2018 

    Father Guillame DE LA CALMES,   b. Abt 1675, Trebs Dioc De Carcassone, Langeudoc, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1741, Stafford County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 66 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Isabella ELLICH,   b. Abt 1680 
    Relationship natural 
    Married England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F8094  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Winifred WALLER,   b. Feb 1708, Westmoreland County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Oct 1751, Frederick [now Clarke] County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 43 years) 
    Married Abt 1725  Stafford County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 29 Dec 2018 19:11:43 
    Family ID F8095  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart