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Thomas Calvert

Birthdate: (69)
Birthplace: Lygasory, Lurgan, County Armagh, Ireland
Death: December 17, 1686 (69)
New Castle, Pennsylvania Colony (present day Delaware)
Immediate Family:

Son of John Calvert, of Yorkshire and Grace Calvert
Husband of Jane Calvert
Father of John C Calvert; Anne Hollingsworth; Margaret Hollingsworth and Elizabeth Toppen
Brother of Johannes Calvert; Susanna Calvert; Isabel Hoopes; Ellin Calvert; Edward Calvert and 5 others

Managed by: Linda York Janesko
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About Thomas Calvert

Thomas Calvert was the son of John Calvert, of Mooresome, Yorkshire and his wife Grace. Thomas Calvert was born in 617 at Legacory , near Lurgan, Co. Armagh. He married Jane Glasford, in 1647.

Jane’s father, Hugh Glasford was born about 1594 at Stranmillas, Belfast, County Antrim, Ireland. His wife was named Margaret. Their only child of record, Jane, was born about 1626, Stranmillis, Antrim, Ireland. Thomas and Jane were members of the Society of Friends, (Quaker) religion. John and Jane soon left Ireland for Pennsylvania, settling on 300 acres in Delaware Co.

There are family stories,unproven, that Thomas may be related to Lord Baltimore from Moorsham, Yorkshire. In the latter part of the 17th century there was a presumption that a relationship existed between Ann and the Lord Baltimore for on June 4, 1735, Samuel Hollingsworth made a deposition before the mayor of Philadelphia in connection with a land dispute between the Penn's and Lord Baltimore.There is a tradition in the family that Penn knew of this relationship and asked Valentine to invite Thomas Calvert to come and settle in Md. Penn needed the clout of the Calvert's.

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Thomas Calvert's Timeline

April 1, 1617
Lurgan, County Armagh, Ireland
April 11, 1617
Skelton, Cleve, Yorkshire, England
October 6, 1648
Age 31
Belfast, Down, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
November 2, 1650
Age 33
Hillsborough, County Down, Ulster, Ireland
June 24, 1661
Age 44
Killurigan, Segoe Parish, County Armagh, Ireland
June 26, 1664
Age 47
County Armagh, Ulster, Ireland
December 17, 1686
Age 69
New Castle, Pennsylvania Colony (present day Delaware)