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Queenstown in Queen Anne's County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

“Lordís Gift”

 
 
Lord's Gift 1050 Acres Marker image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, October 19, 2007
1. Lord's Gift 1050 Acres Marker
Inscription. 1050 Acres. Granted to Henry Coursey, 1658. 1000 acres by order of Lord Baltimore for “conspicuous faithfulness to him during the late contest” (the Uprising of 1652 by Richard Bennett and William Claiborne). The 50 acres were for transporting himself into the Colony. This is the tract known as the “Thumbgrant” of legendary origin.
 
Erected by State Roads Commission.
 
Location. 38° 59.103′ N, 76° 9.705′ W. Marker is in Queenstown, Maryland, in Queen Anne's County. Marker is at the intersection of Maryland Route 18 and U.S. 301, on the right when traveling south on State Route 18. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Queenstown MD 21658, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Colonial Courthouse (approx. 0.4 miles away); Queenstown (approx. 0.4 miles away); Surprise at Queenstown (approx. 0.4 miles away); War in the Chesapeake (approx. 0.4 miles away); Bowlingly (approx. half a mile away); a different marker also named Bowlingly (approx. half a mile away); Battle of Slippery Hill (approx. 1.4 miles away); St. Peterís Church (approx. 1.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Queenstown.
 
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My Lord's Gift early home image. Click for full size.
circa 1800's
2. My Lord's Gift early home
This drawing is from the files in the Centreville Library, Queen Anne's County, MD.
 Henry Coursey, the Thumbgrant, and My Lord's Gift. ...In recognition, Charles, third Lord Baltimore, gave to Henry DeCourcy as much shown on a certain map as he could cover with his thumb. Being patented in his Lordship's name, it was known ever afterward as My Lord's Gift. (Submitted on November 2, 2007, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. Colonial EraNotable Persons
 
My Lord's Gift early home image. Click for full size.
circa 1800's
3. My Lord's Gift early home
from the files in the Centreville Library, Queen Anneís County, Md.
 
 
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