Extracts from: Lost Town Projects Academic Article (pdf)
Colonel Moses Rawlingswas married to Susan Jacob in the brick church pictured above, on 8 Jan 1767
THE ALL HALLOWS GRAVEYARD PROJECT
In the summer of 2000, the Lost Towns Project studied the graveyard of the current All Hallows Parish church, in order to gain more information about the residents of London Town.
°Each grave marker was photographed, drawn to scale, and the text of the marker was transcribed. For grave markers that were difficult to read, and to capture those with distinguishing characteristics such as family shields, an intern made rubbings to more fully record the content of the stones. ... Textual information from the rubbings was transcribed and entered into a searchable database along with the rubbing image. A probe survey, accompanied by ground penetrating radar was used to find buried head and footstones as well as unmarked graves.
°The church has no published history, so secondary sources had to be thoroughly searched for information about the parish and its property. No records exist showing the original acquisition or transfer of the property. Through information from later deeds it appears that the church was built on property once owned by the Brewer family and was donated to the parish in the early 18th century.
°A review of the primary documents discovered heretofore unknown properites owned by the church, e.g. the priest who presided at Col. Moses Rawlings wedding, Rev. David Love, purchased 174 acres for a parish glebe (MSA Land Records 1767). Its location was south of and adjacent to London Town on what are still called Glebe Bay and Glebe Creek. Before 1768, Glebe Creek was known as Hills Creek, owned by Dr. Richard Hill of London Town. At the turn of the 20th century the glebe tact was sold and became consolidated as part of the area known as Glebe Farm. [glebe: Etymology: Latin gleba clod, land Date: 14th century 1 archaic : LAND; specifically : a plot of cultivated land 2 : land belonging or yielding revenue to a parish church or ecclesiastical benefice]
THE LOST DEAD of All Hallows Parish
son of Nicholas and Martha
Burial: Jul. 26, 1702
Source: SPECIAL COLLECTIONS (All Hallow's Protestant Episcopal Church Collection) Parish Register 1669-1721, p. 22, 3 [MSA SC 2458 M 221]
son of Thomas and Elizabeth
Burial: Mar. 19, 1703/4
Source: [IBID p. 23 ]
Burial: Nov. 21, 1708
Source: IBID p. 43 ]
daughter of Thomas and Elisabeth
Burial: Oct. 6, 1719
Source: IBID p. 19]
wife of Thomas
Burial: Feb. 10, 1723/4
Source: [IBID, p. 28, 11]
daughter of Thomas Disny and Jane Alridg
Burial: Oct. 21, 1719
Source: [IBID p. 19 ]
son of Jane
Burial: Sep. 29, 1724
Source:[IBID p. 30,13 ]
ALDRIDGE Nicholas 1678 Anne Arundel Co., MD Anne Arundel inventory of the estate of William Jones (Physician) proved 28 Nov 1678. Inventory appraised by Samuell Lane and Francis Stockett. Large number of debtors mentioned including Col. William Burgess, William Parker, Cornelius Howard, James Saunders, Edmond Purdow [Purdy], Nicholas Aldridge, Capt. Thomas Beason, Nathaniell Heathcott, Edward Foster, John Jacobs, Robert Proctor and others. ALDRIDGE Nicholas 1679 Anne Arundel Co., MD Inventory of the estate of Thomas Besson, the elder approved 29 Apr 1679. Appraisers Richard tidings (Tydings) and James Sanders. List of debts: Edward Piles, Edward Rawlings, Anne ? , John Grassam, Edmond Purdy and Nicholas Aldridge. ALDRIDGE Nicholas 1680 Anne Arundel Co., MD Survey for 300 ac. "Aldridge's Beginning," for Nicholas Aldridge, 20 Aug 1680 on the south side of the Magotty River. Anne Arundel rent rolls show that the tract was still in the possession of Nicholas in 1707. This tract was in Broad and Town Neck Hundred.
ALDRIDGE Nicholas 1680 Anne Arundel Co., MD Anne Arundel administration of
the estate of Thomas Besson proved 31 May 1680. Includes payments to Capt.
Nicholas Gassaway, Edward Selby, William Burgess, Christopher Foster, John
Welch, Henry Hanslap, Nathaniel Heathcott, John Larkin, James Finly and John
Besson. Mentions also Martha Aldridge. Executrix was Hester Sutton, wife of
Thomas Sutton with note that Hester is very aged. It is proved that Capt.
Thomas Besson Sr. came to VA first then to MD ca. 1649. He was married to
Hester. They had children: John, William, Thomas (the younger), Martha m.
Nicholas Aldridge, Anne m. Nicholas Gassaway, Thomas (the elder) m. Margaret
Saughier. Anne and Nicholas Gassaway had issue John m. Eliz. Lawrence and
their son Nicholas Gassaway had dau. Mary who m. James Aldridge s/o Nicholas
ALRIDGE Nicholas 1682 Anne Arundel Co., MD Deed from Wm. Swewick [sic]
(?Sissick) of Anne Arundel to Christopher Vernon of same made 3 May 1682,
recorded June 1682. Witnesses George Yates, Samuel Reinger, Nicholas
Aldridge, Robert Franklin. Tract called "Pascales Purchase," formerly
belonging to Wm Swewick and William Naylor. Lying near Herrin Creek.
ALDRIDGE Nicholas 1687 Anne Arundel Co., MD Deed from Richard Beard of Anne
Arundel to Edward Hale of same. Deed dated 25 Nov 1694. Original grant to
Richard Beard 1 Oct 1687 for tract "Huckleberry Forest," south side Magety
River. Boundbranch, being the main branch of a creek called Cattaile.
Bounded by land belonging to the following: Abraham Chiles, John Gray,
Lancelot Todd, Walter Phelpes, Henry Hanslap, Matthew Howard, George
Saphire. And, by land formerly laid out for Nicholas Aldridge, called
"Nicholas Past," by land formerly laid out for Thomas Sutton by land of
William Gibbs and by land of Francis Mead. Wife releases dower.
William Barton father of Wm. buried in All Hallows, b.c. 1670, was free when he was baptized in Anne Arundel County in 1699, His wife Mary, buried All Hallows Parish 7 May 1711, belong[ed] to Madam Taylor when she was baptized on 30 April 1699. They were probably parent of Elizabeth Burton a negro child baptized 16 April 1699. William was a cooper when he purchased two tracts in AAC: 50 acres called Essex, and 127 acres called Kent. In 1739 he and his wife Elizabeth made a deed of gift of Essex to Anthony Hill.[Land Records 1709-12, PK, 469-74; 1737-40, RD#3, 221, 224]. IN 1729 he petitioned the Assembly to pass a bill to confirm the rights of his heirs to inherit his land [Archives of Maryland 36:329]. In 1734 He described himself as upwards of seventy years old in a petition to the AAC Court to be levy-free. Wife Elizabeth Barton also petitioned the court in 1734, saying she was aged 66 years. [Judgment Record 1734-6, 10, 182].
bastard son of William Bateman and Mary [?]
Burial: Nov. 27, 1701
Source: [IBID, p. 17 1]
Could this be the Mary?: Kittillbery, Mary; servant to William Bateman; Burial: May 19, 1698; another servant: Jennings, William; servant to William Bateman Burial: Jan. 16, 1700/01
Burial: Feb. 3, 1706
Source: [IBID p. 32(1) ]
Burial: Mar. 19, 1705
Source: [IBID p. 32(1) ]
daughter of Ferdinando and Elizabeth
Burial: Oct. 13, 1707
Source: [IBID, p. 32(1)]
Fernando Battee served on the Inquisition commission re: Stringer land with Dr. William Jones in 1674 (Chancery Court Proceedings, MSA, pg. 136) . He was illiterate. His daughter Dinah, m. John Brewer, who is in the Brewer burial records of All Hallows (see Brewer).[John Brewer III (twin?) (1686.08.20-1730.05.30) m. 1704.02.14 to Dinah Battee (1690.12.31-1732.12.21)] He had two daughters named Dinah, one by his first wife,Milicent, and one by his second wife, Eliz. It was the first Dinah (d. 1698) who m. first Thomas Knighton, and then Anthony Smith. His will: Battee, Fardinando :21st Dec. 1705; 2nd. April 1706 . To wife Elizabeth, extx., dwelling plantation 300 A. (unnamed), and lands, also 300 A., "Hopewell" during life. To sons Benjamin and Ferdinando, lands afsd. At decease of wife-sd. sons to be of age at 18 yrs. Sons afsd. dying without issue, estate afsd. To pass to grandson Samuel Battee. To 5 grandchildren, viz., Thomas Knighton, Samuel Battee, Samuel Smith, Mary Harwood and Elizabeth Simmons, personalty. To wife Elizabeth and 5 children, viz., Benjamin, Ferdinando, Dinah,[sic] Brewer, Mary and Elizabeth Battee, residue of personalty. Overseers: Anthony Smith, Richard Jones, Jr., William Richardson, Sr. Test: Thomas Wood, Isaac Barrows, Richard Bents. 3.744 [Maryland Calendar of Wills and Other Maryland Wills. ] Most family histories have him originating in England and coming to Maryland by way of Va.
daughter of John and Perseverance
Burial: Aug. 24, 1697
Source: IBID p. 5 ]
wife of John
Burial: Oct. 14, 1704
Source: [IBID1, p. 23 ]
Burial: Dec. 5, 1710
Source: SPECIAL COLLECTIONS (All Hallow's Protestant Episcopal Church Collection) Parish Register 1669-1721, p. 43, Parish Register 1700-1724, p. 6 [MSA SC 2458 M 221
wife of David
Burial: Apr. 29, 1717
Source: SPECIAL COLLECTIONS (All Hallow's Protestant Episcopal Church Collection) Parish Register 1700-1724, p. 12 [MSA SC 2458 M 221]
son of John
Burial: Sep. 3, 1717
Source: [IBID p. 13]