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Thomas John Claggett, D.D.

 
 
Thomas John Claggett, D.D. Marker image. Click for full size.
By F. Robby, December 2, 2004
1. Thomas John Claggett, D.D. Marker
Inscription. Ordained by Lord Bishop of London 1768.
First Bishop consecrated in the United States, at Trinity Church, New York City by Bishop Seabury of Connecticut.
He organized this (Trinity) church 1810.
Born near Nottingham, October 3, 1743; died at "Croom" August 3, 1816.
 
Erected by State Roads Commission.
 
Location. 38° 48.893′ N, 76° 45.175′ W. Marker is in Upper Marlboro, Maryland, in Prince George's County. Marker is on Church Street 0.1 miles west of Water Street, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Upper Marlboro MD 20772, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. British Disgrace (a few steps from this marker); Baltimore-Southern Maryland Trunk Line (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Marlborough (about 500 feet away); The Site of the Residence of Dr. William Beanes (approx. 0.2 miles away); Birthplace of John Carroll (approx. 0.2 miles away); Archbishop John Carroll (approx. 0.2 miles away); Marlboro Academy (approx. 0.2 miles away); This White Oak Tree (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Upper Marlboro.
 
Also see . . .  Trinity Church History
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By F. Robby, December 2, 2004
2. Trinity Church
. “It was not until July 16, 1812, that Bishop Claggett officially consecrated Trinity Church. It was a time of great upheaval. Margin reference notes in the vestry minutes of May, 1814, indicate that British troops camped in the church, tore out pages from the minutes book and prevented the vestry from meeting. Bishop Claggett served as rector until his death August 3, 1816.” (Submitted on February 20, 2012, by Raymond C. Wockley of Upper Marlboro, Maryland.) 
 
Categories. Churches, Etc.Colonial EraNotable Persons
 
Thomas John Claggett, D.D. image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, July 9, 2011
3. Thomas John Claggett, D.D.
Felix de Weldon sculpture at St. Thomas Church, Croom.
Trinity Church image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, May 25, 2014
4. Trinity Church
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 20, 2007, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,163 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 20, 2007, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland.   3, 4. submitted on June 17, 2014, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.
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