Note H1471 Index
See THOMAS JENKINS OF MARYLAND 1670 by Edward Felix Jenkins O.S.A . pg 62:
"SAMUEL S. SPALDING born 1805; married February 8, 1831; Eliza E. Abe ll,
born about 1811; died July 15, 1866. (Citing Spalding Memorial, p. 99 1)
i. Felix French, born 1832; died May 18, 1881; married January 25,
1859; Regina Harriett Simms, born Mar 1828; died Nov. 12, 1919, buried
Mt. Olivet, D.C.
ii. John Thomas, (to page 96) born March 30, 1843; near Leonardstow n;
died July 24, 1892, of typhoid fever at Leonardstown; married Januar y 24 1871;
Emma Johnson Heard, born July 29, 1853; she was the daughter of Jame s M.
Heard and Sarah Ann Spalding, (daughter of Thomas (1275) Emma was Joh n's
first coursin, once removed). He graduated from the Maryland Univers ity
Medicine, at Baltimore in 1865, and became one of the most successful
physicians in Southern Maryland (citing Spalding Memorial, pg 922).
Here lists their children Mary Emma, R. Lila, E. Bernadette, T.
Foley, J. Tiffany, A. Louise, M. Kathleen and John Thomas Spalding."
iii. Samuel E. born 1836; died 1899; married Caroline Simms, born 1 838;
iv. Daniel, born 1841; died May 21, 1899; in D.C.; married Decembe r 10,
1867, Elizabeth Olivia Cryer.
v. Elizabeth, died young."
Note H1472 Index
From THOMAS JENKINS OF MARYLAND 1670 by Edward Felix Jenkins, O.S. A. at page
38: "B. ca. 1736; d. ca. 1776; m. ca. 1760; Edward Abel of St. Mary' s County,
d. ca. 1807. Clements says she m. Samuel Abell the Fourth but this i s not
true. The Abels were originally a Protestant family from St. Mary' s County
and most of their births are recorded in the register of St. Andrew' s Episco-
pal Church there. Through intermarriage with Catholic families, man y branches
of the Abell family have become Catholic. Edward and Susannah (Spald ing)
Abell had six children whose births were all registered at St. Andrew 's
Church. This does not mean or indicate that they were Protestants, b ut only
that they conformed to the law requiring registration of all births i n the
local Anglican parish church. Many Catholics did this to avoid troub le.
Many other Catholics refused to do it, and their records are conseque ntly
Mrs. Susannah (Spalding) Abell d. young. On November 7, 1778, Edw ard
Abell m. Statia (Anastasia) Taylor and had three more children. Tw o of them
married back into the Spalding family."
Note H1473 Index
See THOMAS JENKINS OF MARYLAND 1670 by Edward Felix Jenkins O.S.A . pg. 62:
"SYLVESTER SPALDING born about 1810, died January 6, 1852; married (1 ) Feb.
17, 1835; Mary Ann Tennison; married (2) January 14, 1845; Ellen Davis
born about 1826. Children (1) i. John Oscar born 1836; died Oct 27, 1 858;
ii. Jane Pam, born 1837, died young; (2) iii Cornelius Briscoe born 1 845,
iv. Elizabeth Rebecca, born 1847; died 1869; married Sep 24, 1867, Ed win
Note H1474 Index
Taken from "THE SPALDING FAMILY OF MARYLAND, KENTUCKY AND GEORGIA " by Hughes Spalding. FHL US/CAN 929.273 Sp18sg; pps 11-12:
"There is no record of any person by the name of Spalding in Maryl and
prior to June 21, 1659. On that date John Shercliffe demanded one hu ndred
acres of land for having brought Thomas Spalding into the province . (Early
Settlers, Liber 4 folio 29 Land Office.) This Thomas Spalding is the
founder of the Maryland Spaldings. He was born in England about 164 0 and
came to Maryland about 1658. He was undoubtedly closely related to S her-
cliffe or to his wife; for when Shercliffe made his will December 2 , 1661, he
gave his relative, Thomas Spalding, fifty acres of land. (Baldwin wi lls
Volume 1, page 24.) After Shercliffe's death in 1663, Thomas seems t o have
continued to reside with his (Shercliffe's) widow, Ann, until 1667, w hen on
March 22nd of that year one hundred and sixteen acres of land was sur veyed
for Thomas Spalding. He called this tract of land "St. Giles." He m arried
Catherine Hall before July 27, 1674, as Catherine, wife of Thomas Spa lding,
proved on that date her right to fifty acres of land for her servic e in this
province under John Jarboe. So, it would seem that Thomas and Cather ine
were married about 1673. We know her name was Hall for on January 14,
1668 Jarboe had her age judged in the Provincial Court as per the fol lowing:
"The age of Catherine Hall, servant to Lt. Col. John Jarboe, was judg ed that
she served the said Jarboe or his assigns until she arrive at the ag e of
22 years. (Md. Arch. No 57, page 232, Provencial Court Proceedings
Thomas and Catherine prospered in their new home. Thomas alread y had
obtained two hundred and fifty acres of land before he received the f ifty
acres that was awarded to Catherine. In addition to the one hundred
and sixteen acres called "St. Giles," Thomas in 1688 acquired one hun dred and
nine additional acres called "Williams Hermitage."
There is no record when he or Catherine died. He witnessed the wi ll of
John Davis February 2, 1690. On July 28, 1698, he appeared in Court
to prove the will of Davis. In March, 1710, he sold forty-two acres
of "Spalding Addition" to his son William, no wife signing the deed . So
Catherine must had died before this date. This is the last record of
Thomas. He probably died about 1713. Since he died intestate, it is
difficult to say how many children he had. However, we know he had at
least five sons, namely, John, William, Thomas, Peter and Charles."
(Note below that the fifth son is not Charles but Edward)
See also at page 249 (op.cit.): "Thomas Spalding, born c. 1640, ca me to
the Catholic Colony in Maryland bout 1658. John Shercliffe, a relati ve,most likely by marriage, paid his expenses to the colony and, as w as the
custom, Thomas became his apprentice or bondservant and worked for him
and his wife for the allotted time, probably six years. Shercliffe
accumulated an estate in land and at his death in 1663 left a tract of
land to Thomas and he, Thomas, continued to reside with Shercliffe's
widow, who was, we believe, closely related to him.
"About 1674 Thomas married Catherine Hall, who had been in the ser-
vice of John Jarboe. Thomas worked hard and prospered.
"In those early colonial days, and for a long time thereafter,
wealth was represented chiefly by the ownership of land. Both Thomas
and his wife were alloted tracts of land for services rendered in the
colony. Thomas named one of his farms "St. Giles," and another which
he purchased was called "William's Hermitage." And still another tra ct
was named "Spalding's Addition." He was known to be alive in 1710 wh en
he sold part of Spalding's Addition to his son William. It is presum ed
that his wife Catherine was dead at that time because she did not join
in the deed. Thomas died about 1713 and unfortunately did not leave a
will. On this account, it is difficult to say how many children he h ad.
It is definitely known, however, that he and Catherine had at least f ive
sons. There also may have been daughters, but there is no way to tra ce
them. The names of the sons were John, William, Thomas, Peter and Ed-
The Patent (Deed) to the 42 acre plot called "Spalding Addition" is
found in Liber 15, Folio 260, Land Office, Annapolis, MD, and is dated
August 4, 1674. It reads:
"By virtue of a warrant granted out of his Lordship's Secretary's
Office unto Thomas Spalding bearing date 27 of July, these are in hum ble
manner to certify that I, Richard Edelen, deputy surveyor under Baker
Brooke Esq. surveyor general laid out for the said Spalding part of t he
land specified in the Warrant called Spaldings Addition lying in Saint
Maries County beginning at a bounded Chestnut oake the bount tree o f the
said Spaldings and Lewis Tapper standing South South East two hundred
and fifty perches to a bound red oake North East six perches to a bou nd
white oake of the said Tapper thence binding upon Tapper land to the
first containing forty two acres more or less. To be held in the Man nour
of West St. Maries. S/ Richard Edelen, Deputy Surveyor."
From THOMAS JENKINS OF MARYLAND 1670 by Edward Felix Jenkins, O.S .A,
at page 5 we find "Ann Jenkins married William Spalding, born 1678; d ied
1740; a son of Thomas and Katherine Spalding, also of Charles County."
At page 317, "SPALDING - The name of Spalding appears in Englis h history
as early as the reign of King Ethelbald (A.D. 716-757). In a royal c harter
which established the monastery of Crowland (Croyland) in Lincolnshir e, the
monastery lands are described as extending in one direction "usque a d aedificio
Spalding". According to the 14th edition of the Encyclopedia Britann ica,
there are no traces of a settlement called Spaulding in Lincolnshir e until
late Saxon times. It seems likely, however, that the present-day tow n of
Spalding was preceded by a Saxon village of that name which was in ex ist-
ence prior to the establishment of the Prior of Spalding in 1051 by T horold
the Sheriff. In Domesday Book, compiled in 1086, the village or manor
Spalding is listed as belonging to one Ivo de Taillebois.
"As a partonymic, the name of Spalding has been in use since the 1 3th
century or earlier, as is evidenced by a sale of land in the year 126 7 to
John de Spalding, a burgess of Lenn (modern day King's Lynn) in Norfo lk-
shire. Thereafter, the name of Spalding is encountered repeatedly i n NOr-
folkshire, Lincolnshire, Suffolk and Scotland. It is not clear, howe ver,
whether all these Spaldings were descended from the same person. Th e Scot-
tish Spaldings, in particular, may have had their ancestral roots in a
place other than Lincolnshire.
"The first major effort to trace the genealogies of Spalding famil ies
in the United States was undertaken by the Rev. Samuel J. Spalding o f New-
buryport, Massachusetts. In 1872 he published a book of 1,275 page s under
the title of THE SPALDING MEMORIAL. A revision of this book was unde rtaken
by Charles Warren Spalding, a resident of Chicago, and published in 1 897.
The two authors trace the origins of many Spaldings in America to Edw ard
and Edmund Spalding, who are presumed to have been brothers and who c ame to
Virginia about 1619 and were living there in 1623. Sometime prior t o 1640,
Edward Spalding, his wife and two children went to Massachusetts wher e they
became progenitors of a very large Protestant Spalding lineage. Wha t became
of Edmund Spalding is unknown. (The revised edition of The Spaldin g Memorial
suggests incorrectly that he moved to Maryland and became the ancesto rs of
the Maryland Spaldings.)
"Mr. J. W. S. Clements, a prominent lawyer in Kentucky and great-g reat-
grandson of Benedict Joseph Spalding, who migrated from Maryland to K entucky
in 1790, was the first person to undertake a major study of the Maryl and
Spaldings. After retiring from the active profession of the law in 1 919,
he devoted the rest of his long life to travel and to genealogical re search.
His book, THE ORIGIN OF THE CLEMENTS, SPALDINGS AND ALLIED FAMILIES O F MARY-
LAND AND KENTUCKY, was published in 1928 and later expanded. Mr. Cle ments
showed that the Maryland Spaldings are descended from Thomas Spaldin g who
came to Maryland in 1657 as an indentured servant to his cousin Joh n Sher-
cliffe, (Shirtcliffe, Schircliffe, Shirecliffe) and later married Kat herine
"Other persons who have done extensive research on the Spaldings i nclude
the late Hughes Spalding of Atlanta, Georgia, who published a two-vol ume
work in 1963-1965 entitled THE SPALDING FAMILY OF MARYLAND, KENTUCKY , AND
GEORGIA from 1658 to 1965; Mr. Charles Fenwick of Leonardtown, Maryla nd,
and who was president of the St. Mary's County Historical Society fo r 17
years; and Spalding P. Lally (Mrs. J. M. Lalley) of Baltimore, Maryla nd."
Included in a genealogy file found in the Family History Library
(FHL 985191) contributed by Chas. S. Fenwick, Leonardtown, Maryland is
the following Patent issued in 1667 to "St. Giles" to Thomas Spalding:
Thomas Spalding Cert. 116 Acres
Charges to the Rent Roll
Vidi Patt: lib KK fol 206
To the humble Lieutenant General of Maryland
By virtue of a warrant granted out of his Lordships Secretaryes Of fice
unto Thomas Spalding bearing date the tenth of this instance thes e are
in humble manner to Certifie that I Charles Boteler Deputy Surveyor
have laid out for the said Thomas Spalding a parcelle of Land call ed
St. Giles lying in St. Maryes County and beginning at a bounded oke
in a run called Winkapino near the land of Henry Spink and running
South and by West one hundred perches to a white oke bounded on the
West by a line drawn South and by East for the length of one hundr ed
and twenty perches to a marked white oke on a plane and from the s aid
white oke by a line drawn South East and by East one hundred eight y four
four perches to a beech tree in a swamp caled the main fresh of
Brittons bay and from the said breech by a line drawn North Nort h West
to the first bounded tree in aforesaid Winkipisco Runn containin g and
now laid out for one hundred Sixteen acres more or less to be hel d of
the Mannour of West St. Maries.
C. Botelens Deputy Surveyor
Veinedanda approved by me Jerome White Surveyor General
Copied by Chas. S. Fenwick from Liber 10, folio 536, Patent Records,
Land Office, Annapolis, Maryland.
From a book titled Early Settlers, Annapolis (no further identificati on)
located by Chas. Fenwick, we read
Tho. Spalding right to 50 acres and warrant 100 acres May 10, 1667
Came Thomas Spalding and demanded fifty acres of land due to him by
bequest, John Sherclif, deceased) for transporting Elizabeth Abrahams,
Thomas Spalding demans land for his time of Service performed to Ann
Sherclif, proved in common form May the 10, MDC Savy
Warrent then issued in the name of Thomas Spalding for fifty acres o f land
due to him by bequest John Sherclife deceased for transporation Eliza beth
Abrahams and fifty acres more for his time of Service performed to Ann
Sherclife and according to his Lordships Instructions Returnable 10 A ugust,
From Patricia Doster, Prodigy WKPF87A, "Thos. Spalding Sr. came fr om
Farnham All Saints, Lincolnshire, England."
A. from the Surname Catalogue, #0211 FHL, Arden, NC
1. A GENEALOGICAL HISTORY OF EDWARD SPALDING OF VA. & MASS BAY CO LONY
& HIS DESCENDANTS, by Charles Warren Spalding, #1036392 item 3, Chica go,
Ill, American Publishers Assn. 1897.
2. ORIGINS OF CLEMENTS-SPALDING AND ALLIED FAMILIES OF MD & KY, by
J.W.S. Clements, Louisville, Standard Press, 1928, #0156896 item 11
3. MARYLAND SPALDINGS-1634-GENEALOGY OF RITTER/SPALDING FAMILY, by
Horace Cost. #0873458 item 6
4. THE MARYLAND SPALDINGS AND THE REVOLUTIONARY WAR by Wm. Russell
Abell (See also ABELL INDEX FOR OTHER GEN) #1321126, item 10
5. THE SPALDING FAMILY OF MD., KY., & GA. by Hughes Spalding, 165 8-
1965 (see other genealogies by Hughes Spalding) #1036296 items 1 & 2.
6. CLEMENTS/SPALDING: FOUNDING FAMILY OF MD. & KY. by J.W.S. Clem ents
#0874432 item 17
7. HISTORY OF SPALDING FAMILY IN SCOTLAND, SWEDEN, & GERMANY DURI NG
LAST SIX CENTURIES. European Film Area #0282490
8. JOHNSTON & SPALDING FAMILIES OF EASTERN SCOTLAND David & Peter
Spalding (Murray Clan) British Film #0924442 item 2
9. EXCERPTS FROM SPALDING MEMORIAL by C. W. Spalding #1033723 ite m 7
(short version of above paragraph 1)
B. Books in LDS Library in Salt Lake City, UT:
1. Wolff E., THE SPALDINGS IN SCOTLAND 7 BRITISH ISLES (text in G er-
man) 1318-1918 Q Area:929:241 Sp18w
2. SPALDING FAMILY OF MD, KY & GA 1658-1965: A PIONEER CATHOLIC F AM-
ILY 929:273 Sp. 18sg
3. THOMAS HAULTON, 1745-1809, IN CHARLES CO, MD., by Mary Louise
Donnelly 929:273 It18d
4. MARYLAND SPALDINGS by Mary Louise Donnelly 929:273 El22d
C. Films in LDS Library on Census, Deeds:
1. First Census of KY., 1790 by C.B. Heineman #1036803
2. 1850 Census of KY., Campbell Co. #0007848
3. 1820 US Census of Campbell Co., KY #0186180
4. 1820 US Census of Woodford Co., KY #0186189
5. Index to court Records, Fayette Co., KY 1780-1870 #0192237
6. Will Records of Fayette Co., 1794-1818 #1320503
7. Woodford Co., KY., Gen Index to Wills 1789-1960 #0252305
8. Mixed Records of Woodford Co., KY., Vol. E-G 1815-1826, will of
William Spalding p. 250 Book F. #0252307
9. Gen Index to Land & Property, Woodford Co., KY Books 1 & 2, 17 89-
10. Tax Records of Washington County by Levi Todd #1320548
11. Wills of Washington Co. by Annie Bell #0855033 item 5 & 6
12. Virginia Research:
Caroline Co., VA., Committee of Safety in Rev. War #090819 0 item 6
Virginia Spaldings, 1720-1758, Stafford Co. VA. Overwharton
D. Maryland Research
1. Maryland Records: Colonial, Rev., County & Church from Original
Sources by Gaius Marcus Brumbaugh, Baltimore Md.
2. 1693 Maryland Records: Broad Creek/Piscataway Parish Records in
3. St. Mary's Co., MD, Marriage Licenses, 1777-1801
4. Census of 1776 of MD: see Brumbaugh: enumerates all souls, even
babies, giving ages and ages of all male members.
5. "GAZETTEER OF THE STATE OF MARYLAND: 7th US Census FHL 975:E5 f or
microfilm #896649, item 2
6. Maps: "On the Map, Chestertown, MD, by Russell Morrison, et.al.
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7. Cemetary Records: DAR Maryland, DAR Gen. Records Microfilm #90 8909 it 2
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pp. 143, $17.50 from Gen. Pub. Co., Inc. 1001 Calvert St. Balt imore
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7. COLONIAL RESIDENTS OF VIRGINIA'S EASTERN SHORE by Wm. R. Houst on &
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8. MARRIAGES OF LOUDOUN CO. VA., 1757-1853, by Alice Wertz (Loudo n Co.
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118, 119 Westview Drive. Bardstown, KY., 40004.
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Inc., 3602 Maureen, Bowie, MD 20715 Note: Nelson from Jefferso n in
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3. A GENERAL HISTORY OF EDWARD SPALDING & HIS DESCENDANTS revise d &
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