William Berry

William Berry

Male Abt 1636 - 1691  (~ 55 years)

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  • Name William Berry  [1
    Born Abt 1636 
    Gender Male 
    Died 1691  Talbot, Maryland, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I24404  mytree
    Last Modified 1 Jan 2021 

    Father James Berry,   d. Abt 1666 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Elizabeth Unknown 
    Relationship natural 
    Married Bef 1636 
    Family ID F9181  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Naomi Preston,   b. Bef 1649 
    Children 
    +1. William Berry,   d. Prince George's, Maryland, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
    +2. James Berry,   d. 1699, Talbot, Maryland, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     3. Thomas Berry  [natural]
    Last Modified 1 Jan 2021 
    Family ID F9189  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Margaret Marsh 
    Married 8 Jan 1669 
    Last Modified 1 Jan 2021 
    Family ID F9186  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
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  • Notes 
    • WILLIAM BERRY (ca. 1636-1691). BORN: ca. 1636, possibly in Virginia; first son.
      IMMIGRATED: in 1652/53 as a minor with his family from Virginia.
      RESIDED: in Calvert County; Talbot County at the time of his death.
      FAMILY BACKGROUND. FATHER: James Berry (?-1666). MOTHER: Elizabeth. BROTHER: Roger. SISTER: Martha.
      MARRIED first, Naomi (?-1663), daughter of Richard Preston (?-ca. 1669/70). Her brothers were Richard (?-by 1669); James, and Samuel. Her sisters were Margaret; Rebecca; and Sarah, who married William Ford (?-1678/79).
      MARRIED second, in 1669 Margaret (?-1688), widow of Richard Preston (?-by 1669); daughter of Thomas Marsh (ca. 1615-1656/57). Her brother was Thomas Marsh (ca. 1643-1679). Her sisters were Elizabeth (?-1684); Sarah (?-1688).
      CHILDREN. SONS William (?-1693), of Pennsylvania, who married first, Nancy, and second, by 1691 Mary; James, who married first, in 1686 Sarah Wilchurch, and second, in 1691 Elizabeth Pitt; and Thomas (1678-?), who married in 1699 Sarah Godard. STEPSON: Samuel Preston. DAUGHTER: Rebecca, who married in 1686 James Ridley.
      PRIVATE CAREER. EDUCATION: literate. RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION: Quaker. SOCIAL STATUS AND ACTIVITIES: second generation burgess; Mr., by 1657. OCCUPATIONAL PROFILE: planter.
      PUBLIC CAREER. LEGISLATIVE SERVICE: Lower House, Calvert County, 1674-1674/75 (elected to the 3rd session; Laws 3, 4). LOCAL OFFICE justice, Calvert County, 1669/70. STANDS ON PUBLIC/PRIVATE ISSUES: very active in 1674, 1676, and 1681, in petitioning the Assembly to exempt Quakers from having to take oaths.
      WEALTH DURING LIFETIME. LAND AT FIRST ELECTION over 500 acres.
      WEALTH AT DEATH. DIED will probated on May 16, 1691. PERSONAL PROPERTY: at least 2 black servants. LAND: ca. 2,000 acres. [A Biographical Dictionary of the Maryland Legislature 1635-1789 by Edward C. Papenfuse, et. al.]

  • Sources 
    1. [S372] Origins of Clements-Spalding and allied families of Maryland and Kentucky, John Walter Scott Clements, (Name: Standard Press; Location: Louisville, Kentucky; Date: 1928;), p42.

    2. [S373] A Biographical Dictionary of the Maryland Legislature, 1635-1789, Edward C. Papenfuse, et al., (Name: Johns Hopkins University Press; Location: Baltimore, MD; Date: 1985;), p132, vol.426.


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