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

“Morganís Neck” / Richard Bennett III and Elizabeth Rousby

 
 
"Morgan's Neck" Face of Marker image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, October 19, 2007
1. "Morgan's Neck" Face of Marker
Inscription.
“Morganís Neck”
“Morganís Neck” (300 acres) was patented by Cecil Calvert on January 26, 1658, to “Henry Morgan, of the Isle of Kent, gentleman,” for transporting into the province Frances Malyn and Francis Ash. The tract descended to his daughter Frances Sayer, in 1674; and to Elizabeth Rousby, his granddaughter, in 1698. Elizabeth Rousby married Richard Bennett, III, grandson of the puritan Governor of Virginia. Their dwelling nearby was excavated in 1973.


Richard Bennett III
1667–1749
his wife
Elizabeth Rousby
1682–1740
Bennettís will (1749) ordered 250 pounds sterling to be “expended in a decent house to be built over the graveyard and burying place where my dear wife lays interríd.” The will (1698) of Frances Morgan Sayer ordered “a chapel built of lime and breek” (20 by 30 feet) over the grave of her husband, Col. Peter Sayer, at this site. Archaeological evidence indicates that the Sayer Chapel was most probably incorporated in the Bennett Chapel. Also buried here: Dorothy Blake Carroll (mother of Charles, the Barrister); Thomas Greene (d. 1674).
 
Erected by Queen Anne's County Historical Society and Maryland Historical
Richard Bennett III & Elizabeth Rousby Face of Marker image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, October 19, 2007
2. Richard Bennett III & Elizabeth Rousby Face of Marker
Society.
 
Location. 38° 52.144′ N, 76° 11.833′ W. Marker is near Queenstown, Maryland, in Queen Anne's County. Marker is on Ice House Point Road 0.2 miles east of Bennettís Point Road, on the right when traveling east. 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 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Bennettís Point Farm (approx. 1.5 miles away); Governor Robert Wright (approx. 3.8 miles away); Matthew Tilghman (approx. 4.7 miles away); Second Defense of St. Michaels (approx. 4.8 miles away); Wye Island (approx. 5 miles away); “Wye Plantation” (approx. 5.1 miles away); Unionville (approx. 5.2 miles away); Union Soldiers (approx. 5.2 miles away).
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. To better understand the relationship, study each marker in the order shown.
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesChurches, Etc.Colonial EraNotable Persons
 
Remains of chapel. image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, October 19, 2007
3. Remains of chapel.
Graves in the chapel. image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, October 19, 2007
4. Graves in the chapel.
Richard Bennett, III grave. image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, October 19, 2007
5. Richard Bennett, III grave.
Elizabeth Rowsby's grave. image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, October 19, 2007
6. Elizabeth Rowsby's grave.
 
 
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