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Elizabeth (Ewen) Richardson (abt. 1640 - 1703)

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Elizabeth Richardson formerly Ewen aka Talbott
Born about in Englandmap [uncertain]
Ancestors ancestors
Wife of — married about (to ) in Anne Arundel County, Province of Marylandmap
Wife of — married about in West River Hundred, Anne Arundel Co., Marylandmap
Descendants descendants
Died in West River, Anne Arundel County, Marylandmap
Profile last modified | Created 8 Apr 2011 | Last significant change: 22 May 2019
11:42: Kenneth Kinman edited the data for Elizabeth (Ewen) Richardson (abt.1640-1703). [Thank Kenneth for this]
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Elizabeth was a Friend (Quaker)




The birth of Elizabeth Ewen is not proven. She was likely born in either England or Virginia. Her birth is estimated to be about 1640 using the birth of her first son in 1658 as a reference for her age since most girls in the Maryland colony married at age 16.

If Elizabeth is the daughter of Richard Ewen she arrived in Maryland around 1649 with the large influx of Puritan migrants who moved to Anne Arundel County from Virginia. In 1649, Richard Ewen claimed land for transporting into Maryland his wife, Ann, and his children: David, Eliza and John[1] Another patent record has a different wife listed, so he may have made two different trips into Maryland with two different wives. The second one calls the wife, Sophia and the children are named: Richard Jr., David, Eliza, John, Susanna, and Ann.[2]

In 1659, Richard Ewen assigned one his land patents to Richard Talbott, his son-in-law. [3] This document gives proof to the relationship between Elizabeth and her husband, Richard Talbott . The birth of their first son is recorded in the minutes of the West River Quaker church:

Edward Talbott, son of Richard and Elizabeth, of Anne Arundel County, b 6th day of 9th month 1658.[4]

Richard and Elizabeth also had a daughter named Elizabeth around 1660, which is proved by the will of her second husband, William Richardson.[5]

Second Marriage

1667 -- William Richardson and Elizabeth Ewen married at Anne Arundel County, Maryland. [6] [7]


The death of Elizabeth Richardson on the 1st day of the 11th month 1703/04 is recorded in the minutes of the West River Quaker church after a long list of births for her stepson, William Richardson, Jr. & his wife Margaret.[8]


  1. Maryland Land Patents Liber 4/113
  2. Maryland Land Patents Liber AB&H/40
  3. Maryland Land Patents Liber 4/66
  4. Peden, Henry C. Quaker Records of Southern Maryland: Births, Deaths, Marriages, and Abstracts from the Minutes, 1658-1800. Westminster, Md.: Willow Bend, 2000
  5. Maryland Colonial Wills Liber 7/388
  6. #S26
  7. #S20
  8. Peden, ibid

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