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John CALVERT

Male Abt 1689 - Bef 1739  (~ 50 years)


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  • Name John CALVERT 
    Born Abt 1689  Upper Providence Township, Chester [now Delaware] County, PA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    AFN 22PM-0WK 
    History Member of the "70 Families" Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Will 2 Oct 1738  Orange [now Frederick] County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died Bef 28 Jun 1739  Orange [now Frederick] County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • (1) Tracey, Grace L. & Dern, John P., Pioneers of Old Monocacy: The Early Settlement of Frederick County, Maryland, 1721-1743, Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1987, p. 87:

      John Willson, Nathaniel Thomas, John Haitt, Jr., John Peteate, George Robinson, Robert Luna, Luke Emelen, Francis Pincher, John Frost, George Hobson and John Calvert were other Quakers who moved through Maryland to Pennsylvania. [Note: Should this read "from Pennsylvania through Maryland."?]

      (2) O'Gorman, Ella Foy, Descendants of Virginia Calverts, Los Angeles, CA: 1979, pp. 611-612:

      CALVERTS OF FREDERICK CO., VA.

      6201. John CALVERT

      b. prob in Pa.; d. June. 1739, in what is now Frederick Co., Va.: m. JANE _____.

      On Nov. 12th, 1735, the State of Virginia granted John Calvert 850 acres of land, beginning at two white oaks and a hickory near Abraham Hollingsworth's line. (Land Office, Richmond, Va., Book 16, p. 394.) This land was located in what is now Frederick County, Va., east of the village of Kernstown, which is a few miles southwest of the town of Winchester.

      It is possible that this John Calvert and Abraham Hollingsworth were from Pennsylvania, as we find at the Friends Monthly Meeting, April 4, 1687, mention is made of a difference between Thomas Hollingsworth and John Calvert about dividing their lands in Upper Providence. The record goes on to say that Valentine Hollingsworth, father of Thomas, married for his second wife, Ann Calvert, daughter of Thomas Calvert; and John Calvert (of the "difference") was probably her brother. This John Calvert was buried 7th mo., 23, 1699. His wife was Judith and they had a son Daniel, who was born in this country, 5, 6, 1685. At a court held the 6th mo., 25, 1702, the sheriff made return of an execution on the estate of John Calvert, which was sold to Thomas and Joshua Calvert for ??243. These two Calverts were probably elder sons of John, born before coming to this country.

      The Hopewell's Friends History of Frederick County, Va., 1734-1934, on p. 205, also mentions Valentine Hollingsworth, born about 1632, in Parish of Sego, County of Armagh, Ireland (son of Henry and Catherine Hollingsworth), m. Apr. 12, 1672, as his second wife, Ann Calvert, daughter of Thomas and Jane Calvert.

      The will of John Calvert dated 2nd October, 1738; proved 28th June, 1739; recorded in Orange County, Va., Book 1, p. 90; (What is now Frederick County, Va., was then included in Orange county, Va.), calls himself of the Colony of Virginia, and county of Orange, and wills his wife Jane Calvert one-third of all his lands, during her life. To his sons Robert and Isaiah the remainder of land, 850 acres, whereon John Stephens now lives; to daughter Margaret, 300 acres of land called Hogg Run. To Rebecca and Ann Calvert, 200 acres each. To son Richard Calvert the remainder of 992 acres at the death of his mother. To wife Jane Calvert my young mare 2 yrs old, with bald face, and the old mare. To son Robert Calvert the gray horse. To son Isaiah Calvert his choice of horses. To niece Elizabeth Carey or Cory, the brindle cow and calf. To daughters Margery, Rebecca and Ann a mare each. Rest of the estate to the children. Sons Robert and Isaiah Calvert executors. Witnesses, Terence Motley and Henry Jones.

      Hugh Parral owned 466 acres adjoining the land of John Calvert. He may have married John's daughter Ann Calvert, as his will probated Oct. 5, 1748, mentions his wife Ann, his sons Daniel, Joseph and John; his kinsmen John Bruce, his son Edward, daughter Christiana "not yet of age," and his cousin (which frequently meant "nephew"), Robert Calvert.

      ISSUE OF JOHN AND JANE (_____) CALVERT:

      6202+ i. Robert Calvert b. prob. abt. 1715; m. Mary _____.

      6203 ii. Isaiah Calvert b. prob. 1718; d. 1748. Letters of adm. granted Robert Calvert. (Order Book B, p. 3, Frederick Co., Va.

      6204 iii. Margaret Calvert b. abt. 1721.

      6205 iv. Rebecca Calvert b. abt. 1723.

      6206 v. Ann Calvert b. prob. abt. 1725; perhaps m. Hugh Parrell.

      6207+ vi. Richard Calvert b. abt. 1727; m. Sarah _____.

      Frederick County,. Va., Records.

      (3) O'Dell, Cecil, Pioneers of Old Frederick County, Virginia, Marceline, MO: Walsworth Publishing Company, 1995, pp. 251-254:

      CALVERT

      John Calvert was in the present-day Winchester area of Virginia before 25 November 1732 when he had Robert Brooke survey 750 acres of land on "Red Bud Bottom." . . . This was Brooke's third survey in 1732 for land within the original boundaries of Frederick County, Virginia. This land is served by Virginia Highway 7 on the south with Frederick County Highway 661 running just north of the north line. The southernmost point is Woodstock Lane, west of Interstate Highway 81. A branch of Abrams Creek is on the south and Redbud Run is on the north (both waterways are branches of Opequon Creek) while Interstate 81 crosses the middle of this tract. John and his wife Jane lived on the north section of the tract. . . .

      John was deceased by 28 June 1739 when his will (dated 2 October 1738) was proved in Orange County Court. He willed one-third of all his lands (to be taken out of the 750-acre tract) within the Colony of Virginia to his wife Jane . . . . At Jane's death, their youngest daughters Rebecca and Ann Calvert were to receive 200 acres each out of the lower end of the 750 acres. . . . He willed the remainder of the 750 acres to his son Richard.

      On 25 November 1753, John Baylis surveyed the 750-acre tract on the "east side of Great Waggon Road" (Smithfield Avenue) for Richard, Rebecka and Ann Calvert. Rebeckah and Ann Calvert sold their 400-acre portion to Robert Rutherford in 1757. On 31 December 1757, Baylis made a second survey to partition the tract into a 400-acre section for Rutherford. (. . . Northern Neck Grant K-102) Richard Calvert received a 352-acre grant for this land from Lord Fairfax on 10 April 1760. . . .

      John Calvert willed 300 acres (the lower part of an 850-acre tract surveyed by Robert Brooke on 31 October 1734) to his daughter Margaret. He willed the remainder of this tract to sons Robert and Isaiah Calvert. He had not yet received his 850-acre patent from the Colony of Virginia . . . at the time his will was dated. The patent was issued on 12 November 1735 at Williamsburg, Virginia. John Steavenson was living on the 850 acres when Calvert died. John's wife Jane Calvert, sons Robert and Isaiah and "friend and brother" William McMahan were appointed executors of the estate. Jane Calvert was probably married to John Steavenson by 23 May 1740 when she signed the return of John Calvert's inventory (appraisal) to the Orange County Court as "Jane Steavenson," three other executors also signed the document.

      The 850-acre patent land . . . would encompass the southwest loop of Interstate 81/U.S. Highway 522/U.S. Highway 17/50 interchange at Winchester. The north line runs from that point southeast along present-day U.S. Highway 17/50, a distance of 240 poles (3,960 feet or ¾ mile). From there, the tract continues southwest across U.S. Highway 522, north of County Highway 645 to a point near the head of Buffalo Lick Run and Interstate 81. It runs on the east side of 1-81 across County Highway 644/Papermill Road and then southwest across I-81 to Hoge Run. It extends northwest along County Road 652, then north on the east side of Baltimore and Ohio Railroad to U.S. Highway 17/50/522. Hoge Run, Buffalo Lick Run and Sulphur Spring Run (all branches of Opequon Creek) flow through this tract.

      Robert Calvert was instructed by his father's will to allocate a section of the 850 acres for Terrence Kelly, according to agreement. On 23 June 1739, Robert complied by selling 250 (215) acres to Kelly for 50 pounds. Kelly then sold the 250 acres to Thomas Rutherford on 23 January 1739/40 for nine pounds; Kelly also sold 400 acres to Rutherford at the same time. Rutherford, in turn, sold the 215 (250) acres to William Glover on 28 April 1742 for 27 pounds. This land is located on the east side of the main road from Potomack (River) to Just Hyte's (Jost Hite). . . . "Robert Wilson and Mary his wife late Mary Calvert Relict of Robert Calvert dec'd., Isaiah Calvert Eldest son and heir at Law of said Robert, and Margaret his wife of County of Frederick (sold on 16 June 1780) to Nicholas Airheart late of Lancaster County in State of Pennsylvania... (for) eight Thousand pounds all their residue in a tract of Land which was granted to John Calvert dec'd. by Patent form [sic] the Crown Situate in County of Frederick and containing eight hundred and fifty acres after deducting 215 acres which was taken and conveyed to William Glover and 206 acres which was conveyed to Samuel Calvert. By a survey made by Richard Rigg there appears to be but 327 acres. . . . Mary & Margaret wives of within named Robert & Isaiah release Dower right."

      Richard Calvert received a Fairfax grant on 10 May 1755 for 400 acres of land adjacent west of his 352-acre land . . . , and adjacent southeast of William McMachen's 1,000-acre land. On 3 August 1762, he and his wife Sarah sold 2½ acres to Benjamin Blackburn for five pounds. This 2½ acres was part of the 400-acre tract which Fairfax granted to Blackburn (surveyed on 10 May 1753). The same tract was previously surveyed in 1734 for John Calvert as part of a 992-acre survey and given to Robert, by will. Blackburn bought the 400 acres from Robert Calvert at the time of the survey in 1753. This land is located on Redbud Run, a branch of Opequon Creek, and "the Waggon Road whereon said Blackburn now lives." Richard and Sarah Calvert sold the 352-acre inherited land . . . to Robert Rutherford for 350 pounds on 5 February 1768.

      Richard was deceased by 7 August 1770 when his will (dated 22 February 1770) was proved in Frederick County Court. His wife Sarah, two sons John and Robert Calvert and daughter Jean Calvert are listed in the Will.

      (4) Frederick County, Virginia, Hopewell Friends History [database online], Orem, UT: Ancestry.com, 1997:

      In the State Land Office at Richmond are to be found recorded in Book 16, pages 315-415, inclusive, the patents issued to the settlers who came to the Shenandoah Valley under authority of the Orders in Council made to Alexander Ross and Morgan Bryan. All bear date of November 12, 1735, and recite that the grantee is one of the seventy families brought in by them, and excepting location and acreage, are alike in wording and conditions, and are signed by William Gooch, Lieutenant-Governor of the Colony at that time. . . .

      These patents were issued under the seal of the colony and were grants from the Crown, free of any obligation of feudal services to the Fairfax family, who claimed the land as lords proprietors of the Northern Neck of Virginia. The sixth Lord Fairfax, who later established his home at Greenway Court near Winchester, instituted many suits against early settlers in the Shenandoah Valley, but it does not appear that any Friend who claimed under Ross and Bryan was ever ejected from his land.

      Although it is specifically stated that seventy families have been "by them brought in to our said Colony and settled upon the Lands in the said Order mentioned," only thirty-six patents issued to thirty-four grantees have been found. The names of these grantees are here given, together with sundry information gathered from the minutes of various Friends' meetings, from the records of the counties of Orange and Frederick in Virginia, and Chester County, Pennsylvania. . . .

      John Calvert, 850 acres "near Abraham Hollingsworth," being the description in the patent. This land lies east of the village of Kernstown.

      The will of John Calvert was probated in Orange County, Va., June 28, 1739, and mentions his wife Jane, his sons Robert, Isaiah, and Richard, his daughter Margaret, and names Rebecca and Ann as his two youngest daughters. He also makes a bequest to his niece Elizabeth Carey. The home plantation fell to his son Isaiah, and his sons Robert and Richard secured grants from Lord Fairfax in their own name, upon Red Bud Creek, in Frederick County.
    Person ID I9746  Frost, Gilchrist and Related Families
    Last Modified 22 May 2018 

    Father John CALVERT,   b. 6 Oct 1648, Stranmillis, County Antrim, Ireland [now Northern Ireland] Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Sep 1699, PA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 50 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Judith STAMPER,   b. 12 May 1652, Bowlton Wood, Cumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 29 May 1673 
    Family ID F4634  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Jane McMACHEN? 
    Children 
     1. Rebecca CALVERT,   b. Abt 1723  [natural]
     2. Ann CALVERT,   b. Abt 1725  [natural]
     3. Richard CALVERT,   b. Abt 1727  [natural]
     4. Robert CALVERT,   b. Abt 1715  [natural]
     5. Isaiah CALVERT,   b. Abt 1718  [natural]
     6. Margaret CALVERT,   b. Abt 1721  [natural]
    Last Modified 22 May 2018 09:46:38 
    Family ID F4649  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart