William Parrott, of Talbot County

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William Parrott

Birthdate: (44)
Birthplace: Probably, England
Death: May 11, 1669 (44)
Tred Avon River, Talbot, Maryland
Immediate Family:

Husband of Ann Parrott
Father of George Parrott, Sr.; Henry Parrott; William Parrott; Benjamin Parrott; Gabriel Parrott and 1 other

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About William Parrott, of Talbot County

1. William Parrott Sr. died on 11 May 1669 in Talbot Co., Maryland.

From William Parrott of Talbot Co.,Maryland

General Notes: From Links that Bind:

"William Parrott Planter, thought to be in the Province of Maryland by 1649 owned land in both Calvert and Talbot and is accredited with building "The Cage" in Calvert County. He died in 1668 in Talbot County. William was a Justice of the Provincial Court and was also a member of the Commission authorized to treat with the Indians in 1654. William Parrott of Marshy Point and Parrotts Cage, in some records is shown as keeper of a Vinyard, and he mentions his fruit trees in his will in 1668."

From: Stein, Charles Francis. 1961. A History of Calvert County Maryland. 2nd Ed. Schneidereith & Sons, Baltimore, MD:

"Another Puritan who settled in St. Leonard's Creek Hundred, was William Parrott, one of the Puritan Commissioners of Calvert County in 1654. The well proportioned old brick house still standing on the shores of the Patuxent River about midway between St. Leonard's Creek and Battle Creek marks the site. It is known as Parrott's Cage, or simply, The Cage. This property has been in the possession of the Parran family for many generations and is one of the finest plantations in Calvert County."

"William Parrott served also as an Associate Justice during part of the Puritan era."

"St. Leonard's Creek Hundred was settled at a very early date, and most of its choicest locations came into the possession of Cavalier families, such as the Brookes, the Broomes, and Attorney-General Richard Smith, and of the original group of Puritans, such as Peter Johnson, Robert Taylor, and William Parrott."

"William Parrott, an early Puritan, received a grant of The Cage in 1652,and probably built the brick dwelling, which is one of the oldest and most interesting houses in Calvert County. It stands on the shore of the Patuxent between Battle Creek and St. Leonard's Creek. Later it was acquired by James Mckall. Since the American Revolution, it has been owned by the Parran family, descendants of Dr. Thomas Parran, Surgeon General of the American Army during the Revolution."


William married Unknown Unknown.

General Notes: Last name might have been Jenkinson. Son Henry mentions two cousins in his will, Jacob Abrahams and Emanuwill Jenkenson. Jacob Abrahams was his step-cousin.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 2 M    i. William Parrott Jr. died on 9 Jan 1695/96 and was buried in Talbot Co., Maryland.

+ 3 M    ii. Henry Parratt Sr. died before Oct 1685 in Talbot Co., Maryland.

William next married Ann Abrahams, daughter of Isaac Abrahams Sr. and Eliza Unknown, by 1667. Ann died after 1679.

General Notes: August 1669-- William and Henry sell house and plantation to Ann Parrott, mother-in-law

Children from this marriage were:

+ 4 M    i. Benjamin Parrott Sr. died on 18 May 1724 in Talbot Co., Maryland.

+ 5 M    ii. George Parrott Sr. was born in Talbot Co., Maryland and died before 1692 in Talbot Co., Maryland.


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Age 24
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Anne Arundel, Maryland
Age 25
Talbot, MD, USA
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Talbot County, MD, USA
Age 37
Talbot, MD, USA
May 11, 1669
Age 44
Talbot, Maryland