Sally’s Family Connection:
Cornelius Calvert ca/bef 1700 – 1747 | his parents
and 1719 Mary Saunders ca 1700 – 1762 | her parents
of Norfolk Co, VA
my working hypothesis – the way I see it as of this moment!!
CAPT. CORNELIUS CALVERT of Lancaster, England married 29 July 1719 MARY SAUNDERS of Norfolk Co, VA. – 20 Oct 1762
Cornelius Calvert is said to have come to this country from Lancastershire, England, shortly before he was married. He was a sea captain in command of a vessel and married Mary Saunders July 27, 1719. They settled in Norfolk where he was “active and industrious” and his wife was “prudent and managing”. They “soon made a clever little estate and he was enabled to leave off going to sea, though he still did business about vessels and had some concern in them…He used to employ his boys as soon as they were big enough, to carry stones to make land in the water. He owned, too…four valuable Negroes who were good seamen and brought in good wages. Shortly after his marriage and before he left the sea, he made a voyage to England to see his mother, who, residing in some part of the country, received him with great kindness; but having now married a second husband, could not do much for him. However, on his being about to take leave of her, she accompanied him some miles, driving him in her chair, and when they came to the place where they must part, she said to him, ‘My son, we are about to separate and I never expect to see you again in this world; I am sorry I have nothing to give you but this ball of yarn. Take it. It will serve you to mend your stockings when you get on board the ship. – I suppose you mend your stockings?- And mind, you must unwind it yourself’. So my grandfather took the ball and feeling it to be very heavy, when his mother left him, he was very anxious to find out what might be in it, and long before he got to the ship, unwound the ball and found, to his great joy and surprise, sixty solid gold guineas. After my grandfather left the sea and was growing old, he became (if he had not always been) very pious and was always reading his Bible and writing verses on it. (From Memories of Mrs. Helen Maxwell-Read, entitled “My Mother”, written from his mother’s lips by the late William Maxwell). Published in “Lower Norfolk County, Va. Antiquary”.
Cornelius Calvert was a Justice of Norfolk County from July 18, 1729 to Jan. 17, 1729/30. He was a member of the Common Council of Norfolk Borough, and on July 7, 1741, was appointed a member of a committee to “form a law” to prevent “all Persons being Servants or Slaves …from Purchasing any Rum or Spirituous Liquors under two gallons.” His will was written on 29 May 1746 and was proved June 18, 1747 in Norfolk County, VA. He left his brother Joseph’s daughter Mary, five pounds in his will.
Mary Saunders was born about 1700 in Princess Anne County, VA daughter of the Rev. Jonathan Saunders and Mary Bennett (widow Ewell). She died on 20 Oct 1762. Her will was dated Aug. 18, 1762 and proved Oct. 21, 1762 in Norfolk County, VA.
Children of Cornelius Calvert and Mary Saunders:
I. JONATHAN CALVERT 23 Sept 1720 – 28 March 1744 –
Drowned at Sea. Brought home by two Negro slaves. [“My Mother” by Mrs Reed]
married ANN ? 1722 –
1. Ann Calvert 1742 –
married William King
a. Barry King 1763 –
II. MAXMILLIAN CALVERT 29 Oct 1722 – Mar [Nov 2] 1781 age 60
married 29 July 1744 MARY SAVAGE 13 Feb 1720/1 – 17 July 1804 age 83
1. Mary Calvert 13 Sept 1745 – 13 Oct 1811
married James Marsden 1744 Norfolk, VA – ca 1775 [in Rev. War]
a. John Greenwood Marsden 17 Feb 1770 Norfolk, VA – 16 March 1809 Norfolk, VA
married Frances Moseley 13 Feb 1773 Norfolk, VA –
b. Nancy Marsden 26 Jan 1772 –
c. Elizabeth Marsden 21 March 1774 –
married John Hopkins
2. Helen Calvert 20 June 1750 – 23 Nov 1825 Norfolk, VA
married 6 April 1767 Norfolk, VA James Maxwell 1748 Norfolk, VA – 27 Oct 1795 Norfolk
a. Polly Jean Maxwell 26 April 1768 –
b. Maximillian Maxwell 5 Oct 1768 –
c. James Maxwell 17 Feb 1772 –
d. Sally Maxwell 20 Aug 1775 –
e. Louisa Maxwell 12 Oct 1778 –
f. John Maxwell 24 July 1780 – 7 Nov 1816 Norfolk, VA
g. William Maxwell 27 Feb 1784 Norfolk, VA – 9 June 1857 Williamsburg, VA
married ca 1796 Dr. John K Read
3. Dr. Jonathan Calvert 1 Jan 1751/2 – 17 Dec 1792 Norfolk Co, VA
married 2 May 1783 Norfolk Co, VA Elizabeth Newton ca 1762 – Dec 1791 Norfolk Co, VA
a. Newton Calvert 22 Feb 1786 – 12 Jan 1805 Norfolk, VA age 20 yr 7 mo [dsp]
b. Rebecca Calvert 10 Mar 1788 – 7 Nov 1828 Norfolk, VA age 39
married 21 Jan 1805 Miles King 9 June 1786 –
4. John Savage Calvert 7 Feb 1754 – 27 Nov 1795 Norfolk, VA
5. Maximillian Calvert 4 June 1755 – 20 Jan 1773 Norfolk, VA
died suddenly – he was a student at W&M College
6. Margaret Calvert 26 April 1757 Norfolk, VA –
married William Alexander Cowan 1755 –
a. William Cowan 1777 –
b. John Savage Cowan 1779 –
c. Alexander Cowan 1781 –
d. Maxmillian Cowan
e. Catherine Maria Cowan 1783 –
III. CORNELIUS CALVERT 13 Mar 1723/4 – 28 Sept 1804 VA
Mayor of Norfolk 1768/69 and again in 1778/79. He was also an Alderman.
married 19 June 1749 ELIZABETH THOROWGOOD 19 June 1731 – 11 Dec 1771
1. Saunders T Calvert 5 July 1750 – 24 Dec 1807 Norfolk, VA
2. Mary Calvert 30 June 1755 – Feb 1798
married 21 Dec 1782 William Walke 7 Feb 1762 – 1 Jan 1795
Home was called “The Ferry” where they are buried
a. Anthony Walke 13 Sept 1783 Princess Anne Co, VA – 19 March 1865 Ross Co, OH
Member of the VA legislature and the OH legislature
married Susan H Carmichael age 89 at death
b. Mary Calvert Walke Princess Anne Co, VA –
married Drayton Mills Curtis New England –
c. Elizabeth Mason Walke Princess Anne Co, VA –
married George McIntoch Norfolk, VA –
d. William Walke 3 April 1786 Princess Anne Co, VA – 7 July 1882 Norfolk, VA
living in son Richard’s household in 1850
married Elizabeth Nash Norfolk, VA –
i. Richard Walke ca 1812 –
married Mary D ca 1820 –
1. William Y Walke ca 1838 –
2. Richard Walke ca 1840 –
3. Isaac T Walke ca 1843 –
4. Mary C Walke ca 1845 –
married 2 Sept 1875 William Talbot Truxtun
5. Henry Walke ca 1849 –
e. Anne McClelland McCauley Walke 1790 Princess Anne Co – 1827 Norfolk
married Thomas Williamson 1771 Henrico Co, VA – 1846 Norfolk, VA
Cashier of the Bank of Norfolk
3. Ann Calvert 7 May 1758 Norfolk, VA –
married 7 May 1772 Norfolk, VA William McCauley 4 July 1751 –
married 30 Sept 1792 Princess Anne, VA James Tucker 1758 Norfolk – 1834
a. Margaret E Tucker 1794 –
b. Caroline Tucker 1796 –
married William Butt
c. Rebecca Tucker 1798 –
married William Whitehead
4. Cornelius Calvert III 1759 Princess Anne County, VA –
married 2 May [5 Feb] 1793 Princess Anne, VA Dinah Wishart 1763 –
married 5 May 1772 ELIZABETH THURSTON 5 Nov 1754 – 18 Jan 1782 Norfolk Co, VA
IV. THOMAS CALVERT 8 Sept 1726 – 2 Sept 1785 Princess Anne County, VA
married 30 June 1755 MARY HOWARD 13 Aug 1728 – 12 Sept 1802 Norfolk Co, VA
1. Elizabeth Calvert 12 Oct 1757 -19 Aug 1852 Norfolk, VA
married 14 Feb 1786 William Martin
2. Sarah Calvert 26 April 1758 – 10 May 1854 Norfolk, VA
married 1st Lemuel Thorowgood/Thoroughgood
[married 16 May 1784 John Ingram]
married 14 Feb 1786 William Ingram
Sarah Calvert married Lemuel Thorowgood, also spelled Thoroughgood, not Adam. After his death, she remarried only once. check primary sources, such as her Revolution War pension record, Princess Anne County marriage bonds, chancery records, and Lemuel’s will. Jorja Jean
V. Capt. SAUNDERS CALVERT 31 Jan 1728/9 – 1763 Portsmouth, VA
[was well off and a vestryman of Elizabeth River Parish in Norfolk Co in 1761]
married 13 Jan 1757 FRANCES TUCKER 13 Jan 1738/9 Norfolk, VA –
1. Rev. Cornelius Calvert ca 1758 Portsmouth, VA – Nov 1802 Portsmouth, VA
married bef 1792 Ann ?
married 5 Feb 1793 Dinah Wishart Valentine
married 17 March 1801 Margaret Valentine
a. Tucker Calvert
VI. JOSEPH CALVERT 18 April 1732 – aft 1803
married 14 Feb 1760 Jane [Smith] 1734 – bef 1767?
[widow of Michael Smith]
1. James Calvert 20 Aug 1759 Norfolk, VA – 17 Dec 1794 Norfolk, VA
2. Nancy Calvert 13 Sept 1762 –
VII. WILLIAM CALVERT 10 June 1734 –
[Tory of the Revolution]
married 15 July 1760 ANN HUNTER BARLOW 1739  –
VIII. Capt CHRISTOPHER CALVERT 26 Sept 1736 – 27 Oct 1789 SH Co VA
married 27 Oct 1762 MARGARET [PEGGY] BOUSH 1744 – 1803
IX. Capt. JOHN CALVERT 16 Sept 1739 – 16 Jan 1809
married 1 April 1767 MARGARET [PEGGY] WALKE 13 Feb 1740/41-1814
1. Elizabeth Calvert 28 March 1780-1860
married 20 Aug 1796 Shenandoah City, VA Andrew Moushong 1778 –
married Richard Taylor II 1771-1827
ancestors of Calvert Klopp
a. Cornelius Calvert Taylor
b. John Calvert Taylor ca 1800 – 25 June 1809 Norfolk, VA
c. Richard Taylor
d. William Carr Taylor ca Feb 1808 – 17 Aug 1809 Norfolk, VA
e. Mary Elizabeth Taylor
f. Margaret Walke Taylor
married Dr. O’Grady
2. Molly Walke Calvert 12 May 1782 Princess Anne Co, VA –
married William O’Grady 1780 –
married 23 Nov 1795 Princess Anne Co, VA William Allen
a. Cornelius Edward Allen
3. Ann Calvert 1784 –
married 1803 William Taylor 1782 –
a. Richard Taylor 1805 –
X. MARY CALVERT 31 July 1741 – 18 Jan 1787
married 29 June 1758 Col. ANTHONY LAWSON 4 July 1728 Peterburg, VA –
1. Thomas Lawson 14 Feb 1761 –
married Sarah Robinson
2. Richard Lawson 17 Feb 1763 –
married Sarah Goodwin
3. Henry Lee Lawson 12 Oct 1765 –
4. Dr. Anthony Lawson 22 Aug 1767 – 12 Jan 1810 Norfolk, VA
5. Mary Lawson 13 Sept 1769 –
married George Chandler
6. Elizabeth Lawson 30 June 1771 –
married William Barraud 1769 –
7. Helen Lawson 4 July 1774 –
8. Frances Sayer Lawson 12 March 1776 –
married Dr. Evans
XI. SAMUEL CALVERT 8 Dec 1743 – 7 Nov 1783 Norfolk, VA
married 7 Mar 1764 Norfolk, VA PEGGY ROSS 1745 –
1. Thomas Calvert 6 Oct 1765 Norfolk VA – bef 1 Mar 1813 Princess Anne Co VA
married Kesiah ? ca 1770
a. Polly Calvert 26 April 1807 –
Kesiah married 2nd 19 Aug 1813 John T Ottley
2. Samuel Calvert 1767
3. William Calvert ca 1769 –
4. Mary [Polly] Calvert ca 1771 – [1750 -1836]
married 27 Feb 1795 Albridgton Jones ca 1762 VA – 1809 SH Co VA
a. Elizabeth Calvert Jones 8 Dec 1797 – 5 June 1842
married 18 Feb 1815 James Day Massenburg 1780 – 1846 SH Co VA
i. James Massenburg 1823 Rosehill, Franklin, VA – 3 Oct 1848
married 1846 Mary Hare Pretlow 1828 – 1900
1. James Pretlow Massenburg 1847 – 1912
married Caroline Virginia Tucker 1846 – 1920
a. Mary Pretlow Massenburg 1868 – 1934
married Charles Godwin Moore 1859 – 1941
A J married 1st 22 Dec 1784 Southampton, VA Frances Calvert
5. Elizabeth Calvert 27 May 1773 Prince William Co, VA –
married 27 May 1791 Prince William Co VA John Calvert 26 Jan 1770 – 9 Jan 1815
a. Elias Calvert 4 July 1793
b. Susan Calvert 22 Sept 1795 –
c. Elizabeth Calvert 24 July 1797 –
d. Nancy Calvert 13 July 1799 –
e. Catherine Calvert 3 Jan 1801 –
f. Aidy Calvert 17 Feb 1803 –
g. Jesse Calvert 26 April 1805 –
h. James Calvert 5 Nov 1807 –
i. Pressly Calvert 27 Oct 1809 –
j. Barrard Calvert 23 Jan 1811 –
XII. ELIZABETH CALVERT 27 Nov 1745 –
married 26 March 1771 ALEXANDER LOVE 1744 Norfolk Co, VA –
e-mail of interest “I recently acquired a book published in the middle of the 18th century which belonged to Samuel Calvert in 1774. It is signed by him and notes that he bought the book at auction for $10 Virginia currency. It also mentions the Brig Ariel. That is consistent with the subject matter of the book which is tariffs and other trade related matters. It seems very likely that this Samuel Calvert was involved in the maritime trade. He is probably the son of Cornelius and Mary and born in 1743. Atticus”
“Their children were:
1st. Johnathan Calvert born 23rd Sept., 1720
(Father to the first Mrs. King, Barry Kin’s grandmother).
2nd. Maximillian Calvert, born 29th Oct., 1722
(Father to Mary Calvert who married James Marsden). P691
3rd, Cornelius Calvert, born 13th March, 1725
(Father to Mary Calvert who married William Walke).
4th. Thomas Calvert, born 8th Sept., 1726
(Father to Mrs. Ingraham and Mrs. Martin).
5th, Saunders Calvert, born last hour and last day of Jan., 1728 or 9. Princess Anne Calverts.
6th. Joseph Calvert, born 14th April, 1732.
7th, William Calvert born 10th June, 1734, a Tory of the Revolution.
(see How’s History of Virginia).
8th. Chirstopher Calvert, born 26th Sept., 1736.
A distinguished officer of the Virginia Navy in the Revolution.
(Vide Southern Literary Messenger)
9th, John Calvert, b 19th Sept., 1739. Mrs. Richard Taylor’s father.
10th. Mary (unlook for) born 31st July, 1741, married Col. Lawson, was grandmother to Mrs. Barruad.
11th. Samuel Calvert, born Dec. 8th, 1743.
12th. Elizabeth Calvert Born 27th Nov., 1745.
” This is copied from the “Whole Duty of Man,” in the Calvert family.
1747 Will of Capt Cornelius Calvert survives in the records of Norfolk Co, VA
CORNELIUS CALVERT of Norfolk Borough, Merchant
Book H p. 201. Dated 29 May 1746. Proved 18 June 1747
– bequeath amongst all my Children & their heirs for ever as much Land as will make an alley from the Front Street into the back Street: the said alley to begin at the South East Corner of my Store House on the Front Street and to Run from thence, on a straight Line to the South East Corner of my Kitching and from thence along the side of the kitching and my Garden Pails, into the back street, which alley is now measured and laid out, being six foot wide and Two hundred & thirty four foot long or thereabouts.
– to Mary my wife the free use & occupation of my dwelling house (at the upper End of Norfolk Borough & nearest to the publick Landing) with the Kitching, Store house, Smoke house, Hen house and new Shade joining to my dwelling house and all the Land belonging to it (according to the several Courses and distances hereafter mentioned) during her life and after her decease’th said Land and Buildings (excepting my new Shade) to my Son Cornelius – But if he dies without heir – to my Son William
– my three sons Christopher John and Samuel
– my Daughter Mary when she is Eighteen
– my Daughter Elizabeth when she is Eighteen
– my Son Samuel at the age of Twenty one
one Dozen of Leather Chairs
my new shade joining to my dwelling house
-to my Daughters Mary & Elizabeth till the day of their marriage and after that to my Son Cornelius But if he does with out heirs to my Son William
– to my son Maximillian -my Brick dwelling house with the Kitching, Store house, Smoke house, Hen house and all
the Land belonging to it according to the several Courses and Distances hereafter mentioned
– to my Son Cornelius and his heirs for ever a small piece of Land and my Wharf joining to it (lying between the Front street and my son Thomas’s Land) But if he dies without heir to my Son William
– to my Son Thomas a Piece of Land at the Upper End of Norfolk Borrough, according to the several Courses and distances hereafter mentioned, with the Store house on the same when Twenty one years old But if he dies with out heir to my Son Christopher
– to my Son Saunders a Piece of Land on the back Street, according to the several Courses and Distances hereafter mentioned with a new Store house now there on But if he dies without heirs to my son John
to my son Joseph a Piece of Land on the back street, according to the several Courses and Distances hereafter mentioned & with a new kitching thereon at Twenty one years of age. But if he dies without heir to my son Samuel
– to my Son Maximillian, Pool’s Annotations
– to my Son Cornelius, the History of the Bible
– to my Son Thomas the Works of the author of the whole Duty of Man
– to my wife all the rest of my Books
– to my Grand Daughter Mary Calvert five pounds
– to my Brother Joseph’s Daughter Mary Calvert five pounds
– my Six youngest Children, William, Christopher, John, Mary, Samuel and Elizabeth
– my son Jonathan decd
– Item the several Courses and Distances of my Land now follows which I have given and divided amongst my five Eldest Sons, Maximillian, Cornelius, Thomas, Saunders & Joseph as before mentioned.
The Bounds of Maximillian’s Land, Begins at a stone on the north east side of the Front street (which stone lies on the dividing Line between Capt John Hutchings’s Land and mine) Running from thence north easterly 38 Degrees (or thereabouts) 150 foot to another stone, from thence South Easterly 45 degrees 74 foot to another stone; from thence South Westerly 44 degrees 102 foot to another stone; from thence South Easterly 45 degrees 12 foot to another stone; from thence South Westerly 40 degrees 47 foot to another stone on the north East side of the Front street and from thence along the side of the said Street North Westerly 45 degrees 79 foot to the first Station.
The Bounds of Cornelius’s Land, Begins at a stone on the north East side of the Front street (which stone is 79 foot on the said Street from Capt. John Hutchings’s Lot where he now lives) Runing from thence North Easterly 40 degrees 47 foot to another stone; from thence north Westerly 45 degrees 12 foot to another stone from thence north Easterly 45 degrees 83 foot to another Stone, from thence South Westerly along the side of the alley 99 foot to the South East Corner of my Kitchen; from thence South Westerly 57 degrees 54 foot to another Stone at the South East Corner of my Store house on the Front Street and from thence along the said Street North Westerly 45 degrees 57 foot to the first Station:
The Bounds of Thomas’s Land, Begins at a Stone, on the South West side of the Back Street and at the South East Corner of the Alley, runing from thence along the said Street South Easterly 45 degrees 110 foot to Dun-in-the-Mire Creek As it is called by the Feoffois) from thence along the side of the said Creek 202 foot to another stone. from thence North Westerly 45 degrees 37 foot to another Stone near my Ovan, from thence North Easterly 57 degrees 10 foot to the North West Corner of the Store house and from thence along the Alley’s side 180 foot to the first Station.
The Bounds of Saunder’s Land, Begins at a Stone on the back street at the North West Corner of the Alley and runs from thence a long the side of the said Alley 81 foot to another stone; from thence North Westerly 45 degrees 83 foot to another Stone, from thence North Easterly 44 degrees 81 foot to another stone on the Back street & from thence along the said Street 81 foot to the first Station.
The Bounds of Joseph Land Begins at a Stone on the Back street joining to Capt John Hutchins Land and stable & runs from thence by the side of the said Hutchings’s Land South Westerly 38 degrees or thereabouts) 81 foot to another stone; from thence South Easterly 45 degrees 74 foot to another stone; from thence North Easterly 44 degrees 81 foot to another stone on the back street; and from thence along the side of the said Street. North Westerly 45 degrees 77 foot to the first Station.
All which Courses and distances are now mentioned in a Plan, done by my self and in a Frame hanging in my house
– my Load Stone to my Son Maximillian, for his and all his Brothers use
– appoint for my Executors, Col: Samuel Boush of the aforesaid Borough Merchant; Mr. Samuel Boush of
Princess Ann County Gentleman and my wife Mary ‚
witnesses: Nicholas Wonycott. Edward Archer. Hannah Eady.
Cornelius Calvert & Seal.
Proved 18 June 1747, by Mr. Nicholas Wonycott & by Hannah Eady now Ivy and Mary his wife one of the
Exrs therein named of Capt. Cornelius Calvert the other two having refused the Burthen Probate is granted her
Will of Mary Saunders Calvert, widow of Cornelius Calvert 1st:
In the name of God, amen, &c. I, Mary Calvert, sen. of the Borough of Norfolk, being at this time but in an indifferent State of Health, but of sound judgment and memory, and touching such Estate wherewith it has pleased the Almighty to bless me with in this life, I give & bequeath in manner & form following:
Impr. I give & bequeath to my Loving Son, Maxim. Calvert, one mourning ring, at the price of twenty-six Shillings Current money of Va.
Item. I give & bequeath to my beloved Son, Cornelius Calvert, one mourning ring, at the price of twenty-six Shillings Current money.
Item. I give & bequeath to Eliza. Calvert and Sarah Calvert, Daughters of my Son Thomas Calvert, twenty pounds current to be equally divided.
Item. I give & bequeath to my beloved sons Thomas Calvert, Saunders Calvert, Joseph Calvert, William Calvert, Chris. Calvert, John Calvert, & Sam’l Calvert, to be divided among them, share & share alike all the cash & moneys that shall at my Decease be found in my House, also the sums of money that shall be then owing to me when collected (after paying all my just Debts and Funeral charges, and the moneys belonging to my deceased Husband’s Estate is made up and set apart agreeable to his last will) to them & each of them, their & their heirs forever.
Item. I give and Bequeath one Pew in this our Church of Norfolk to my daughter Mary Lawson, to my son Cornelius Calvert and to my seven sons, Thomas Calvert, Saunders Calvert, Joseph Calvert, William Calvert, Christ. Calvert, John Calvert, and Sam’1 Calvert, to them, and their heirs forever.
Item. My will & Desire is that my Executors, hereafter named, do set up for sale my Clock, three feather beds, and Furniture, Tables, Chairs, Chests, Pewter, Brass, Iron, & every other thing found in my Dwelling House and Kitchen not already or hereafter given, and the moneys arising there from to be equally divided among my said Seven sons, Thomas Calvert, Saunders Calvert, Joseph Calvert, William Calvert, Christopher Calvert, John Calvert, and Sam’1 Calvert, share & share alike to them and epch of them or their & each of their heirs forever.
Item. I give and bequeath to my Seven sons, Thomas Calvert, Saunders Calvert, Joseph Calvert, William Calvert, Christ. Calvert, Jno. Calvert and Sam’l Calvert, one molatto wench called Jenny, with her Boy Child called John, as also her the said Jenny’s offspring of her Body hereafter to be sold at my Decease and to be equally divided among them and to each of them, their and each of their Heirs forever.
Item. I give to my beloved daughter, Mary Lawson, all my wearing apparel that shall be found in my House at my decease to her and her heirs forever.
Item. I give & bequeath to my beloved son, Sam’1 Calvert, one pair of Gold Sleeve Buttons marked E. C. and one Silver Punch Ladle, to him and his heirs forever.
Item. I do appoint and ordain that my beloved Sons, Maximillian Calvert and Cornelius Calvert, Executors of this my last will & Testament; also my desire is that the Sum of money given & bequeathed to my son Samuel Calvert by his deceased Father in his last will & Testament may be put out to Interest until demanded by my said son Samuel Calvert when at nineteen years of age.
Item. I do hereby revoke and disannul all former wills. Testaments & Legacies, ratifying & confirming this and no other to be my Last will & Testament.
In witness where of I have hereunto set my Hand & Seal the 18th day of August, Anno Domini 1762.
MARY CALVERT & SEAL.
Signed, Sealed, published & declared in presence of us,
Alex. Rhonnald, Edw’d Archer.
Norfolk CountyAt a court held 21st day of Oct, 1762. The above will was this day proved by the oath of Edward Archer and ordered to be recorded. Cornelius Calvert, one of the Executors therein, named, sworn. Teste: SAM’L BOUCH, CL
Some Virginia Calverts from the Walke Scrapbook
THE BIBLE RECORD
Cornelius Calvert and Mary Saunders was Married
29 of July 1719 in Princess Anne County – – – –
Jonathan Calvert, the Son of Cornelius and Mary – – –
Calvert, was born the 23. of September. 1720. – – – –
Maxmillian Calvert, the Son of Cornelius and – – – –
Mary Calvert, was born the 29 of October. 1722 – – – –
Cornelius Calvert, the Son of Cornelius and Mary Calvert,
was born the 13 of of March 1723/4 – – – – – – – – – –
Thomas Calvert, the Son of Cornelius and Mary Calvert,
was born the 8 of September. 1726 – – – – – – – – – –
Saunders Calvert, Son of Cornelius and Mary Calvert – –
was born the last day and hour of January 1728/9 – – –
Joseph Calvert, Son of Cornelius and Mary Calvert – –
was born the 18 of April, 1732 – – – – – – – – – – – –
William Calvert, the Son of Cornelius and Mary Calvert
was born the 10 of June 1734 – – – – – – – – – – – – –
Christopher Calvert the Son of Cornelius and Mary Calvert
was born the 26 of September 1736 about 5, o.Clock in the Morning
John Calvert the Son of Cornelius and Mary Calvert –
was born the 16 of September 1739 about 5’o Clock in the Morning
M A R Y. (unlooked for) the Daughter of Cornelius and Mary
Calvert was born the last day of July 1741 about 6 o’clock in
Samuel Calvert the Son of Cornelius and Mary Calvert was
born the 8 of September 1743 about 6 O’Clock in the Morning
Elizabeth Calvert the Daughter of Cornelius and Mary Calvert
was born the 27 of November 1745 about 10. o’Clock at night.
CALVERT FAMILY BIBLE FOUND IN EASTERN N.C.
The Virginia-Pilot, Feb. 1961
By GEORGE H. TUCKER
Virginian-Pilot Staff Writer
NORFOLK — The early 18th century family Bible of Cornelius Calvert, ancestor of many well known Tidewater Virginia families, is back on home ground again. The old volume, minus its cover and mouse-eaten around the edges, was spotted last July by Mrs. William B. Wingo, Norfolk genealogist and historian, at a tri-county exhibit staged by the Northeastern North Carolina historical societies of Pasquotank, Currituck and Perquimans counties.
Calvert, the original owner, was one of Norfolk’s leading pre-Revolutionary citizens. He was the father of a large family, most of whom married into other old Tidewater families and have many descendants living in and around Norfolk today. “When I saw the detailed Calvert family genealogy that the old man had entered on one of the flyleaves, I just knew that Bible didn’t belong in North Carolina,” Mrs. Wingo said. Returning home, she contacted her cousin, Mrs. Fanny Wilson Tardy, a descendant of Calvert, and they paid a visit to Mrs. Ethel Gregory Smith, the Bible’s owner.
BOX OF BOOKS
From Mrs. Smith they learned the old volume was a part of a box of old books her father, the late John Luke Gregory, bought in Norfolk many years ago for $3. How the Calvert family Bible got in with them is still an
unsolved mystery. Although Mrs. Smith had promised the Bible to the Currituck County Historical Society, she agreed to let Mrs. Wingo and Mrs. Tardy have it in exchange for other Colonial relics. The old volume will be placed on loan to the Norfolk Museum on Feb. 2 at a meeting of the Great Bridge Chapter of the
Daughters of the American Revolution of which Mrs. Wingo and Mrs. Tardy are members.
Cornelius Calvert, the original owner, was a native of Lancaster, England. Going to sea at an early age, he finally arrived in Norfolk as captain of a vessel. The first entry in the Bible records his marriage to Mary Saunders, daughter of the Rev. Jonathan Saunders of Princess Anne County on July 29, 1719. Cornelius and Mary Calvert had a succession of nine sons. Then the unexpected happened. When his daughter Mary, the tenth child was born, he wrote, “unlooked for” after the date of her birth.
Corrections and Additions welcomed
family notes from Blanche Clark, Geneva Barrow, Sara Glidden, Patsy Andrews,
Junius W Calvert Jr, Paul Calvert, James Moore, Henry Lewis,
obits, gleanings from “Footprints in Northampton County 1741-1776-1976”
and from several internet sources including
The Library of Virginia on line
e-mail from Calvert Klopp 5/9/01 –I would love to find the parents of Cornelius Calvert someday, but that information may be lost forever because I have to believe that many people before me have tried to discover their identities. I would also love to know if there is any connection between the Maryland Calverts and the Virginia Calverts… but, again, I don’t have any documentation of it. We do, however, share the same Coat of Arms… and whether this was wishful thinking on someone’s part many years ago, or because there was sound basis for the use of Coat of Arms, I don’t know.
Most of the information that you found was researched by my grandmother in the 1950’s. I am descended from the ninth child of Cornelius and Mary (Saunders) Calvert — John Calvert. John and Peggy (Walke) Calvert’s
daughter, Elizabeth married Richard Taylor. They were my Grandmother’s great-grandparents.
The Calverly Family
of Lancaster, England
This is my working hypothesis – the way I see it as of this moment!!
“The Calvert Family Arms of Calvert in Virginia – Sa. an inescutchon within an orb of Owls argent. Crest-a horned owl argent. The Calvert family, represented first in Virginia by Cornelius Calvert, of Princess Anne County, is from Lancaster, England. The arms of the family, as borne by Cornelius Calvert, are the same as the arms of the Caverly, and the similarity of arms and names leaves no doubt as to the similarity of origin. This family of Calverly is descended from Alphonsius Gospatrick, Lord of Calverly, whose daughter, Lardiana, married John Scott, a Scotch gent. of note, who came to England in the suite of Lady Maud when that Princess married Henry ist of England. The arms of Scott were assumed and borne by their descendants, though the name of Calverly was adopted. This name by corruption became Calvert at a subsequent period and the family of Virginia Calverts is a branch. This is copied from the family records of Richard Taylor, Esq., Norfolk, VA.”
Genealogies of Virginia Families V, R-Z, Families of Lower Norfolk and Princess Anne Cos., Calvert, Page 691.