Elizabeth Callaway (Johnson) (1654 - 1719) MP

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Nicknames: "Mamie"
Birthplace: of, Maryland
Death: Died in Somerset, Maryland
Managed by: Carl Addison Echols
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About Elizabeth Callaway (Johnson)

from the Postem dated 2006, posted on the Rootsweb database for the Calloway Family Association:

What is the source for the marriage between Peter and Elizabeth? They do not seem to have been married when they were hauled into court in May 1667 for having a bastard child. Perhaps the marriage was actually March 26, 1667/8?

At A Courte held the 28th May 1667 for the Countie of Sommersett [p. 69]in the province of Maryland Comrs prsent, vizt, Mr William Stevens, Capt William Thorne, mr James Jones, mr John Winder, mr George Johnson

Whereas Elyzabeth Johnson was presented by the Jury of Enquest for having a bastard Chilid the said Elyzabeth appeared & said the Chilids Father was Peter Calloway the Peter owning the same before the Courte Whereupon the Courte doth order that Peter Calloway & Elyzabeth Johnson be both publickly whipped or otherwise the man to pay one thousand pounds of tobacco & the woman flue hundred pounds of tobacco for a fine: As alsoe the said Peter Calloway to put in securitie for the Chilids Maintenance that the Countie may Come to noe Charge; And both to giue in securitie for their good be haviour; And the said Peter Calloway to pay unto Elyzabeth Johnson one hundred pounds of tobacco for her abuse/

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From "Old Somerset of the Eastern Shore of Maryland" by Clayton Torrance, Page 437: [5] ◦"Calloway. Peter Calloway, in Wicomico section, January, 1664/5; m. Elizabeth Johnson; banns published March 26, 1667 (see ante, p. 400), though they were probably not married until some years later, for in May, 1667, Elizabeth Johnson was fined "for bearing a bastard child" and "Peter Calloway for getting a bastard child of Elizabeth Johnson (AZ, p. 67, listed and recorded at court held February 2, 1671/2). Elizabeth Johnson's peculiar conduct of wandering "to and againe amongst ye Indians and layeth in ye Marshes" was reported to court, November 26, 1667, and Thomas Ball was ordered "to fetch her in & deliver her to ye next magistrate," who was to give her "correcon for her idleness alsoe to pvide [provide] her a service that she may worke for her living" (O 1, pp. 69 and 93). Peter and Elizabeth Calloway had issue: (1) Sarah, 1676; (2) Anne, 1678; (3) Peter, 1681; (4) William, 1689 (IKL).

From "Tennessee Cousins" by Worth S. Ray, Page 396: [2] ◦"...the early land records of Virginia, show that he was in the Colony sometime before 1649, and was probably in NORTHUMBERLAND COUNTY near the PETER PRESLEY family, with whom he seems to have been connected at least as a "headright" in 1649. Many of the other emigrants to NORTHUMBERLAND settled in SOMERSET COUNTY, Maryland, which was just across the Chesapeake Bay, and so did PETER CALLOWAY, who was married there to ELIZABETH JOHNSON, daughter of JOHN and SUSAN JOHNSON about 1667. One of his two sons were named WILLIAM."

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Elizabeth Callaway's Timeline

1654
1654
Maryland
1667
March 26, 1667
Age 13
Somerset, MD, USA
1676
November 4, 1676
Age 22
Somerset Co, MD
November 4, 1676
Age 22
Somerset, Maryland, United States
1678
January 23, 1678
Age 24
Somerset, Maryland, United States
1681
April 15, 1681
Age 27
Somerset, Maryland, United States
1685
1685
Age 31
Somerset Co., Maryland, United States
1689
March 14, 1689
Age 35
Somerset, Maryland, United States
1692
1692
Age 38
Somerset, MD, USA
1719
1719
Age 65
Somerset, Maryland