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Alicia Calvert (Crossland)

Also Known As: "Alicia", "Alice", "Grace", "Crossland", "Crosland"
Birthplace: Crossland Hill, Yorkshire, England
Death: November 24, 1587 (35)
Danby Wiske, North Yorkshire, England
Immediate Family:

Daughter of John Thomas Crosland, I and Alice Crossland
Wife of Leonard Calvert
Mother of Helen Green; Possibly Robert Calvert; Sir George Calvert, 1st Baron Baltimore; Christopher Calvert; Dorothy Smithson and 3 others
Sister of Michael Crossland; George Crosland; John Crosland, II; Lucy Crosland; Susanna Crosland and 2 others

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About Alicia Calvert

Alice Crossland is the daughter of John Crossland.1

Child of Alice Crossland and Leonard Calvert

George Calvert, 1st Baron Baltimore+1 b. 1578/79, d. 15 Apr 1632


[S6] G.E. Cokayne; with Vicary Gibbs, H.A. Doubleday, Geoffrey H. White, Duncan Warrand and Lord Howard de Walden, editors, The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, Extant, Extinct or Dormant, new ed., 13 volumes in 14 (1910-1959; reprint in 6 volumes, Gloucester, U.K.: Alan Sutton Publishing, 2000), volume I, page 393. Hereinafter cited as The Complete Peerage.

n.b. is this legit for this tree? All other Croslands have birth place of Almondbury, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom.

There is some confusion about this person. It is possible that Leonard Calvert married two women (sisters or half sisters) named Grace and Alicia. This would account for the 2 accounts of her/their parentage:

Wikipedia (where from?): claims they were 2 people.

Parents of Grace Alicia Crossland: Thomas Crosland and Marina Hawksworth

History of Maryland by J. Thomas Schakf, Vol III, 1879 pg 51-55:

Parents of Grace/Alicia Crossland: Thomas Crosland (d. Aug 1587?) and Joanna (d. 1575)

She might have been born at "Crossland Hill" (See Foster's Visitations of Yorkshire, Pg 509) and was possibly descended from Roger de Crossland, temp. Henry III.

Unresolved parent conflict!

Most internet sources say: (For Example) "Grace (or Alice) Crosland was born about 1557 the daughter of Thomas Crosland of Crosland Hill and Marina Hawksworth. Grace (or Alice) married Leonard Calvert."

However, most reliable source so far says: The given name of Leonard CALVERT's wife was Alicia (or Alice), not Grace. Alicia was a daughter of John CROSLAND [or CROSSLAND], not of Thomas CROSLAND [or CROSSLAND]. The correct maternal ancestry of Sir George Calvert is given in a short article by Francis B. Culver in the Maryland Historical Magazine of December, 1934. Alicia was a daughter of John Crosland, not of Thomas Crosland.

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Alicia Calvert's Timeline

August 20, 1552
Crossland Hill, Yorkshire, England
February 8, 1563
Age 10
Almondbury, West Riding, Yorkshire, England
Kiplin, Richmondshire, England
February 8, 1572
Age 19
Almondbury, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom
February 8, 1572
Age 19
Almondbury, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom
Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom
November 22, 1579
North Yorkshire, England

George Calvert was born the eldest son of Leonard and Alicia (Crossland) Calvert in Kiplin, within Richmondshire. This historic region is situated in the north of Yorkshire, and was home to many of England’s Catholics in that day. Leonard was a country gentleman and tenant of Philip, 3rd Lord Wharton. As a younger man, he had amassed enough of a fortune in the beef trade to be able to marry Alicia, daughter and heiress of John Crossland of the West Riding of Yorkshire.

(Wikipedia: George Calvert; Lord Baltimore: English Politician and Colonist, by Loree Lough; History of Parliament: George Calvert , referencing Visitations of Yorkshire, ed. Foster, 500.)

Of Bolton Castle, Yorkshire, England
West Bradford, By Waddington, Eng