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My Lady Sewall’s Manor

 
 
My Lady Sewall's Manor Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By F. Robby, November 4, 2007
1. My Lady Sewall's Manor Marker
Inscription.  Central part of the house built shortly after grant of 2,000 acres in 1661 to Henry Sewall of London, Secretary of the province. He died in 1665. His widow, Jane, came to Maryland on the same ship as Governor Charles Calvert (afterwards 3d Lord Baltimore), whom she married in 1666. Early 18th century paneling from house is in Brooklyn, N.Y. Museum of Art. In 1720, Col. Henry Hooper bought 1,243 acres of this manor from Maj. Nicholas Sewall, adding land to Warwick Fort Manor.
 
Erected 1975 by National Society of Descendants of Lords of the Maryland Manors.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureArts, Letters, MusicColonial EraSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1661.
 
Location. 38° 36.617′ N, 75° 57.054′ W. Marker is in Secretary, Maryland, in Dorchester County. Marker is on Myrtle Street, 0.1 miles west of Willow Street, on the right when traveling east. Marker is located behind Our Lady of Good Counsel church on Main Street (MD 14). Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Secretary MD 21664, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. East New Market (approx. 1.6 miles away); Friendship Hall (approx. 1.7 miles away); Friendship Trail (approx. 1.7 miles away); Faith Community UMC Church (approx. 2.2 miles away); Choptank Landing (approx. 4.9 miles away); Escape from Poplar Neck (approx. 4.9 miles away); The Maryland Lot (approx. 5 miles away); Choptank (approx. 5 miles away).
 
My Lady Sewall's Manor image. Click for full size.
Photographed By F. Robby, November 4, 2007
2. My Lady Sewall's Manor
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 22, 2019. It was originally submitted on December 5, 2007, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,849 times since then and 96 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 5, 2007, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland.

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