“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Queenstown in Queen Anne's County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)

Bennett’s Point Farm

Bennett's Point Farm Marker image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, October 19, 2007
1. Bennett's Point Farm Marker
Inscription. Originally called “Morgan’s Neck.” Surveyed in 1658 for Henry Morgan of the “Isle of Kent” as two tracts of 150 acres each. Henry Morgan was given the land for transporting two indentured servants into the province. The tracts descended to Morgan’s wife Frances in 1663 and to his daughter Frances Sayer, wife of Col. Peter Sayer, in 1676. In 1698, the farm passed to Elizabeth Rousby, granddaughter of Henry Morgan, and wife of Richard Bennett III. It left ownership of Morgan descendants in 1793 when sold to Col. James Hindman. In 1801, it was acquired by Major Richard Tilghman whose heirs owned it until 1871. Richard and Elizabeth Bennett are buried nearby in the partially restored chapel.
Erected by Bennett’s Point Improvement Association and Maryland Historical Society.
Location. 38° 53.446′ N, 76° 11.463′ W. Marker is in Queenstown, Maryland, in Queen Anne's County. Marker is on Bennett’s Point Road 0.2 miles south of Wye Ferry Road, on the right when traveling south. Touch 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 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. “Morgan’s Neck” / Richard Bennett III and Elizabeth Rousby (approx. 1˝ miles away); Governor Robert Wright (approx. 2˝ miles away); Wye Island (approx. 4 miles away); “Wye Plantation” (approx. 4 miles away); “Cheston on Wye” (approx. 4.3 miles away); Stagwell (was approx. 4.4 miles away but has been reported missing. ); Site of Stagwell (approx. 4.4 miles away); Island in the Marsh: a hummock (approx. 4˝ 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.
Also see . . .  Bennett's Point. Archaeological Collections in Maryland. (Submitted on October 29, 2007, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.) 
Additional comments.
1. Partially restored chapel
See “ ‘Morgan’s Neck’ / Richard Bennett III and Elizabeth Rousby” marker for photos of the chapel and graves.
    — Submitted October 31, 2007, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.

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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 24, 2007, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,546 times since then and 28 times this year. Photo   1. 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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