|Posted By:||Elizabeth Boteler|
|Subject:||Re: Question/MARTHA LINGAN|
|Post Date:||February 13, 2004 at 18:22:35|
|Forum:||Lingan Family Genealogy Forum|
I have been reading "A History of Calvert County, Maryland" by Charles Francis Stein, published by the author with the cooperation of The Calvert County Historical Society,1976,
in which I have found a number of references to George Lingan. I think those tracing the Lingan line may be interested in his brief notes headed LINGAN on page 290. I quote verbatim:
"George Lingan was brought to Calvert County by William Wadsworth, an early Puritan settler. He received a grant of 450 acres of land called Bachellor's Quarter in 1665, near the mouth of Hall's Creek. He received other grants called Lingan's Adventure and Lingan's Purchase. He purchased adjacent tracts, such as Cox Choice and Swinfen's Rest, and in 1701 he had these tracts resurveyed into a large tract of 1640 acres, embracing much of the land on the south side of Hall's Creek. George Lingan was one of the greatest land holders of the upper County. He was elected to the Lower House of the Assembly in 1679, and was one of the Justices of Calvert County. He was a Justice "of the Quorum" after 1685. George Lingan was a staunch supporter of King William III in the Revolution of 1689, and profited greatly by affiliating himself with the successful opponents of Lord Baltimore.
George Lingan married Ann Hardesty, a daughter of the early settler, George Hardesty. He died in 1712 and left his Calvert County lands to his son, Thomas Lingan. His daughters married prominent men of the day. Ann Lingan married Edwaard Boteler, and Catherine Lingan married Henry Boteler. His daughter Martha married Major Josiah Wilson, one of the great land holders of Calvert and Prince George's Counties. Thomas Lingan died in 1734, and the next generation of Lingans moved to Baltimore County. Their most notable descendant was General George Maccubbin Lingan, a prominent figure in Baltimore during the War of 1812."
Refts. - Will of George Lingan - 1712
Will of Thomas Lingan - 1734
When I posted my earlier "follow-ups" I did not know that George Lingan had a daughter named Martha who would have been the aunt of the Martha (Priscilla) Lingan who was the daughter of Edward and Ann Lingan Boteler. I hope this clears up any misconceptions about the two Marthas.
Mr. Stein also has the following paragraph (page 269) about the Hardesty family:
"George Hardesty was a Puritan from Virginia, who settled in Maryland prior to 1652. He was probably of French Huguenot origin. Shortly after his arrival in Maryland, he
"transported" his wife Cecelia from Virginia. George Hardesty acquired land grants in the upper County, including Brandford, a grant of 150 acres, and Woolridge, a grant of 100 acres, both being described as lying on the south side of Land's Creek. He also acquired Hardesty's Adventure, a grant of 550 acres. George Hardesty had a daughter who became the wife of George Lingan, one of the leading men of the upper County, and a son George Hardesty Jr., who is described as George Hardesty, Gentleman, in his will dated 1694. George Jr., had six children, George, Thomas, Benjamin, Joshua, Calib and Cecelia, some of whom settled in Prince Georg's County. George Hardesty III died in 1726, leaving to his sons, George and Henry, his dwelling plantation called The Den, a large tract near Lower Marlboro. His brother, or perhaps his cousin, Thomas Hardesty, lived nearby at Brooke's Discovery. The Debt Book of 1753 lists George and Henry Hardesty as owners of The Den, and shows William Hardesty at Hall's Reserve. The Tax List of 1782 shows Henry and Joseph Hardesty as owners of The Den, and Joseph Hardesty as owner of Alexander's Hope. The descendants of George Hardesty, Gentleman, still live near the lands of their ancestor."
Refs. - Will of George Hardesty, Gentleman - 1694.
Will of George Hardesty - 1726.
Mr. Stein is probably deceased but his research was highly regarded by the Calvert County Historical Society, so I hope this will prove helpful.