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John Calvert

Birthdate: (50)
Birthplace: Stranmillis, Belfast, Down, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
Death: September 23, 1699 (50)
Philadelphia, PA, USA
Place of Burial: Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Thomas Calvert and Jane Calvert
Husband of Judith Calvert
Father of John Calvert; Ann Parrell; Ruth Pavoir; Mary Whiteside (Calvert); Thomas Calvert and 6 others
Brother of Anne Hollingsworth; Margaret Hollingsworth and Elizabeth Toppen

Managed by: James Michael Christensen
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About John Calvert

John Calvert, son of Thomas Calvert, of Drumgor, Parish of Segoe, County Armagh, Ireland, and Jane, his wife, was born 8 Mo. 6, 1648, in Stranmillis. near Belfast; was married 3 Mo. (May), 29, 1673, at the house of Roger Webb, to Judith Stamper, daughter of Hugh Stamper and Bridget, his wife, of Lurgan, County Armagh. Judith Stamper was born 3 Mo. 12, 1652, at " Bowlton Wood," County Cumberland, England.

John Calvert removed with his family about 1683 to Pennsylvania, and settled in Upper Providence Township, now Delaware County, where he owned 300 acres of land, granted to him by William Penn, i Mo. 13, 1683. An adjoining tract of 300 acres was also granted at the same time for Thomas Calvert, the father, who probably did not come to this country. Still another tract of 100 acres, contiguous to the above, was granted on the same date to Margaret Calvert, probably the daughter of Thomas. On 2 Mo. II, 1691, it was ordered that a patent for the whole tract should be made to John Calvert, to whom it was made appear to belong. At Chester Monthly Meeting, 4 Mo. 6, 1687, mention is made of a difference between John Calvert and Thomas Hollingsworth (stepson of John Calvert's sister Ann, who married Valentine Hollingsworth) about dividing their lands in Upper Providence.

Children of John and Judith Stamper:

  • Ruth, b. 6 Mo. 2, 1674, at Lurgan, Ireland ; m. about 1697, Edward Paviour, of Upper Providence.
  • Isaac, b. 9 Mo. 2, 1676, at Lurgan.
  • Thomas, b. 9 Mo. 27, 1678, at Lurgan, bought a lot in Chester, in 1700, and sold it in 1702.
  • Joshua, b. 8 Mo. 18, 1680, at Lurgan. At a Chester County court, held 6 Mo. 25, 1702, the sheriff made a return of an execution on the estate of John Calvert, which was sold to Thomas, Joshua, and Thomas Calvert for 243 pounds. Joshua was constable of Upper Providence in 1704. In 1724, he had 370 acres of the Calvert land in Upper Providence. The remainder seems to have been in possession of Daniel Calvert. Joshua Calvert m., in 1709, Deborah, daughter of George and Elizabeth Harlan, and is thought by Gilbert Cope to have been the parents of Thomas Calvert, who married Sarah Williamson, about 1739, lived in Edgmont, now Delaware County, and probably in East Marlborough, Chester County.
  • Daniel, b. 5 Mo. 6, 1685, in Pa.; m. about 1709, Elizabeth Pritchett.
  • Mary, b. 12 Mo. 19, 1687, in Pa.
  • Judith, m. 10 Mo. 8, 1725, Daniel Broom, of Marple, now Delaware County.

From Immigration of the Irish Quakers into Pennsylvania, 1682-1750 with their early history in Ireland, by Albert Cook Myers. Published 1902 by The author in Swarthmore, Pa .

The profile picture shows the Arch Street Meeting House & Cemetery. John is apparently buried there in an unmarked grave. This is the oldest Friends Meeting House still in use in Philadelphia and the largest in the world. It was built in 1804 and enlarged in 1811. The ground around the Meeting House was first used for burial purposes under a patent issued by William Penn in 1701 and many victims of the yellow fever epidemic of 1793 are buried here. Burials continued until 1803, and the Meeting House was erected the following year. (

Find A Grave Memorial # 41635156.

John CALVERT was born on 6 Oct 1648 in Stranmillis, Belfast, Ulster, Ireland. He died on 24 Feb 1714 in , Delaware, Pennsylvania. John married Judith STAMPER on 29 May 1673 in Ireland.

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John Calvert's Timeline

October 6, 1648
Belfast, Down, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
Age 11
Delaware County, Pennsylvania, United States
February 28, 1665
Age 16
August 2, 1674
Age 25
Lurgan, Craigavon, Northern Ireland
November 2, 1676
Age 28
Lurgan, co. Armagh, Ireland
November 27, 1678
Age 30
Lurgan, Franklin, Pennsylvania, United States
Age 29
October 18, 1680
Age 32
Lurgan, County Armagh, Ulster, Ireland
July 6, 1685
Age 36