Margaret Lazenby

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Margaret Lazenby (Calvert)

Birthdate: (57)
Birthplace: Queen Anne, Queen Anne's County, MD, USA
Death: August 8, 1722 (53-61)
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.:

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.
    • SON
      • Charles (1723-1723/24).
      • 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).
    • 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.
    • 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.


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

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