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Philip Darnall

Birthdate: (73)
Birthplace: Birds Place, Essenden, Hertfordshire, England
Death: 1677 (73)
Hertfordshire, England
Immediate Family:

Son of Henry Darnall, I and Mary Tooke
Husband of Mary Darnall
Father of Elizabeth Darnall; Col. Henry Darnall and John Darnall
Brother of Mary Darnall; John Darnall; Henry Darnall, II; Ralph Darnall; Anne Darnall and 3 others

Occupation: Barrister of London and Secretary to Sir George Calvert, 1st Lord Baltimore (1580-1632), Barrister
Managed by: Kevin Lawrence Hanit
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About Philip Darnall

Note: Secretary to 1st Lord Baltimore Barrister in London, England

Birth: 1604 in Barrell's, Essenden, Hertfordshire, England • Immigration: AFT 1634 Maryland, USA 1 • Event: Philip apparently returned to England, married and then returned to Maryland in 1664 with wife Mary, child Elizabeth, child Henry, and child John. Immigration Facts 1 • Death: 1677 in Hertfordshire, England • Note: Philip Darnall of Essendon, Herts, His wife, Mary and three children Henry, John, Elizabeth emigrate to Maryland prior to 1664. The first wife of Charles, 3rd Baron of Baltimore, was likewise a member of the family. Thier ancestrol seat was Bird's Place, Essendon, Hertsfordshire, England. (Source: Clutterbuck's History of Herfordshire, Vol. 2, Pg. 135; Salmon's Herts, Pg. 28; Maryland History Magazine. Volumes 21-22.)

Philip Darnall was the first of the family to immigrate to this country; he was born in 1604. A relative and the secretary to George Calvert who would later be created first Lord Baltimore, Philp became one of the wealthiest men in Maryland. Before his arrival in the Americas, however, Philip Darnall had accompanied George Calvert on an extended diplomatic mission to France where they were both converted to Roman Catholicism. His son, Col. Henry Darnall, 1645-1711, acted as Proprietory's Agent to the second Lord Baltimore and served as his Deputy Governor. Harry Clyde Smith comments that "Henry Darnall was both affluent and influential. He owned much land and many slaves. At his death, he bequeathed some thirty thousand acres of land...A devout Roman Catholic, he sent his sons to Jesuit schools in Europe - one of the inciting factors in the "Protestant Revolution," following which Henry maintained secret quarters in his home, with all equipment necessary for observing the rites of his religion." Through his daughter, Mary, Henry Darnall, was the great grandfather of Charles Carroll, one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence. Through his grand-daughter, Eleanor, he was also the great-grand father of John Carroll, Bishop of Baltimore and the first Roman Catholic bishop of the country. Considering his importance to the history of the nation, another such relationship that cannot be overlooked because of its racial irony is that of the Darnalls to Roger Brook Taney, the supreme court justice who handed down the infamous Dredd-Scott decision. Not only did Henry Darnall and his son Philip marry Brooke women but so did the Judge's father, his great, grand father and his great, great, grand father. (Source: Frontline PBS special, "The Blurred Racial Lines of Famous Families.")

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Philip Darnall's Timeline

Essenden, Hertfordshire, England
Age 33
Maryland, United States
Age 41
London, Middlesex, England
Age 43
Age 73
Hertfordshire, England