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Margaret Lazenby (Calvert)

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Birthplace: Queen Anne, Queen Anne's County, MD, USA
Death: Died in Anne Arundel County, MD, USA
Immediate Family:

Wife of Henry Lazenby
Mother of Robert Lazenby

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About Margaret Lazenby

From the profile on her "nephew" in A Biographical Dictionary of the Maryland Legislature 1635-1789 by Edward C. Papenfuse, et. al.:

http://msa.maryland.gov/megafile/msa/speccol/sc2900/sc2908/000001/000426/html/am426--188.html

CALVERT, CHARLES (?-1733/34)

  • IMMIGRATED: in 1720.
  • RESIDED: in Annapolis, Anne Arundel County.
  • FAMILY BACKGROUND. AUNT: Margaret, who married Henry Lazenby, of Anne Arundel County.
  • MARRIED on November 21, 1722, Rebecca (1706-1734/35), daughter of John Gerard (1678-1715), of Prince George's County, a merchant and planter, and wife Elizabeth.
  • CHILDREN.
    • SON
      • Charles (1723-1723/24).
    • DAUGHTERS:
      • Ann (1726-by 1748);
      • Elizabeth (1729/30-1798), who married Benedict Calvert (ca. 1724-1788) and was a goddaughter of Benedict Leonard Calvert (1700-1732).
  • PRIVATE CAREER.
    • EDUCATION: literate.
    • RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION: Anglican, St. Anne's Parish, Anne Arundel County.
    • SOCIAL STATUS AND ACTIVITIES Esq., 1722; Hon., 1722.
    • OCCUPATIONAL PROFILE: placeman; took the position as chancellor in 1725 stating that he wished to better provide for his family.
  • PUBLIC CAREER.
    • LEGISLATIVE SERVICE: Upper House, 1727 (appointed before the 4th session), 1728-1731, 1732-1733 (died before the convention).
    • OTHER PROVINCIAL OFFICES governor, 1719/20-1727 (commissioned February 1719/20; presided over the Assembly, October 1720); chancellor, 1720, 1725-1727; surveyor general, Eastern Shore, 1720-1726; surveyor general, Western Shore, 1726-1733/34; Council, 1727-1733/34 (qualified on July 12, 1727; president, 1730-1733/34); commissary general, 1727-1728, 1730-1733/34.
    • LOCAL OFFICE St. Anne's Parish Vestry, Anne Arundel County, in office 1721-1728.
  • MILITARY SERVICE: probably an ensign, First Grenadier Guards, by 1709; captain, by 1720.

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From A Chesapeake Family and Their Slaves: A Study in Historical Archaeology, by Anne Elizabeth Yentsch

The wife of Henry Lazenby, the wife of High Sheriff of Anne Arundel, was also Capt. Calvert's kinwoman; the death of "Madame Margaret Lazenby," aunt to our present Governor, Charles Calvert" was recorded in the St. Anne's Parish Register on Aug. 8, 1722. The death in May 1723 of Henry Lazenby, appointed High Sheriff of Anne Arundel County shortly after Capt. Calvert arrived in the province, was noted in the St. Anne's Parish Register.

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Margaret Lazenby's Timeline

1665
1665
Queen Anne, Queen Anne's County, MD, USA
1683
1683
Age 18
Calvert County, MD, USA
1722
August 8, 1722
Age 57
Anne Arundel County, MD, USA