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

“Morgan’s Neck” / Richard Bennett III and Elizabeth Rousby

 
 
"Morgan's Neck" Face of Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Beverly Pfingsten, October 19, 2007
1. "Morgan's Neck" Face of Marker
Inscription.  
“Morgan’s Neck”
“Morgan’s 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
Bennett’s 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 interr’d.” 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:
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Dorothy Blake Carroll (mother of Charles, the Barrister); Thomas Greene (d. 1674).
 
Erected by Queen Anne's County Historical Society and Maryland Historical Society.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Anthropology & ArchaeologyCemeteries & Burial SitesChurches & ReligionColonial EraSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical month for this entry is January 1885.
 
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 Bennett’s Point Road, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Queenstown MD 21658, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Bennett’s Point Farm (approx. 1½ 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
Richard Bennett III & Elizabeth Rousby Face of Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Beverly Pfingsten, October 19, 2007
2. Richard Bennett III & Elizabeth Rousby Face of Marker
shown.
 
Remains of chapel. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Beverly Pfingsten, October 19, 2007
3. Remains of chapel.
Graves in the chapel. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Beverly Pfingsten, October 19, 2007
4. Graves in the chapel.
Richard Bennett, III grave. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Beverly Pfingsten, October 19, 2007
5. Richard Bennett, III grave.
Elizabeth Rowsby's grave. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Beverly Pfingsten, October 19, 2007
6. Elizabeth Rowsby's grave.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 22, 2019. It was originally submitted on October 24, 2007, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 3,445 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on October 24, 2007, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.

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