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Thomas Claggett, Sr., Capt.

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Birthplace: Eastcheap, City of London, Greater London, United Kingdom
Death: Died in Calvert, Maryland, United States
Place of Burial: Calvert, Maryland, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Edward Clagett, Colonel and Margaret Claggett
Husband of Deborah Clagget; Sarah Mary Claggett and Mary Margaret Clagett
Father of Elizabeth Claggett; Ann Winter Veatch; Edward Clagett; Thomas Clagett, II, Capt.; Richard Claggett of Croome and 4 others
Brother of Richard Clagett; Martha Clagett; Margaret Claggett; William Clagett; Edward Clagett and 5 others

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About Thomas Claggett, Sr., Capt.

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Thomas Clagett, born in London, April 3, 1645, the youngest son of Edward Clagett and Margaret Adams, daughter of the Lord-Mayor of London, was the first of the Clagetts to immigrate to America. In England, as a young man, Thomas was an officer in his Majesty’s Navy and is identified as Captain Thomas Clagett in Maryland genealogical records. He arrived in the Province of Maryland in 1670. He was a landowner of a number of large tracts of land in the Province-Goodlington Manor on the Eastern Shore, Weston with 800 acres near Upper Marlborough, Greenland and Croome in Prince George’s County, and an estate near St. Leonard’s Town where he lived. He inherited land in England at his father’s death, which he later willed to his eldest son Edward, who returned to England to claim them. His second son, Thomas, stayed in America and claimed the estate of Weston which remains today in the Clagett family.

Captain Thomas Clagett was a vast landowner from the start, which identifies him as a man of credit and worthy of land grants. He was a Captain in the Calvert County militia. He held the office of Commissioner of Calvert County, Coroner (1687) and Vestryman of Christ Church Parish in Calvert County (1692). Until his death in 1703, he remained a respected gentleman, a man of substance and importance in his chosen country.

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Thomas Claggett, Sr., Capt.'s Timeline

1644
April 8, 1644
City of London, Greater London, United Kingdom
1672
1672
Age 27
St. Leonards, Calvert, Maryland, United States
1677
1677
Age 32
St. Leonard's, Calvert, MD
1678
1678
Age 33
St. Leonards, Calvert, Maryland, USA
1679
1679
Age 34
Saint Leonard, Calvert County, Maryland, United States
1682
1682
Age 37
Calvert, MD, USA
1683
1683
Age 38
St. Leonard's, Calvert, MD
1692
1692
Age 47
St. Leonard's, Calvert, MD
1695
1695
Age 50
St. Leonard's, Calvert, MD