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Richard Galloway III (abt. 1691 - aft. 1740)

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Richard Galloway III
Born about in Ann Arundell County, Province of Marylandmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married in Anne Arundel County, Marylandmap
Descendants descendants
Died after in Ann Arundell County, Province of Marylandmap
Profile last modified | Created 16 Oct 2012 | Last significant change: 28 Apr 2019
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Richard was a Friend (Quaker)



No record of the birth of Richard Galloway has been found. He is mentioned in the will of his father as his only son.

Richard's marriage to Sophia Richardson is recorded in the minutes of the West River Quaker Meeting:

Richard Galloway, Jr. married 29th day of 7th month usually called September 1715 to Sophia Richardson, daughter of William and Margaret, all of Anne Arundel County.[1]


Richard signed his will on 22 NOV 1740. The will mentions his wife, Sophia and his daughter Elizabeth Sprigg, who was left a very sizeable estate of property. He also mentions a grandson named Richard Sprigg, and left money for the use of the Quakers.[2]

Richard was buried at Cedar Park Estate Cemetery, Galesville, Ann Arundell County, Province of Maryland.[3]


The modern spelling of Ann Arundell County adds an 'e' to her first name of "Ann" and removes the second 'L' from the family name of "Arundell": Anne Arundel County.

See Find A Grave Memorial no. 23582934 for a list of descendants of Richard Galloway buried at Cedar Park:

  • 1-Richard Galloway
  • +Sophia Richardson
    • 2-Elizabeth Galloway
    • +Thomas Sprigg
      • 3-Richard Sprigg
      • +Margaret Caile
        • 4-Sophia Sprigg
        • +Gov. John Francis Mercer
          • 5-John Mercer
          • 5-Margaret Mercer
        • 4-Henrietta Sprigg
        • 4-Margaret Sprigg


  1. Peden, Henry C. Quaker Records of Southern Maryland: Births, Deaths, Marriages, and Abstracts from the Minutes, 1658-1800. Westminster, Md.: Willow Bend, 2000.
  2. Maryland Colonial Wills Liber 22/410
  3. Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed 30 November 2018), memorial page for Richard Galloway (1691–28 Oct 1736), Find A Grave Memorial no. 23582934, citing Cedar Park Estate Cemetery, Galesville, Anne Arundel County, Maryland, USA ; Maintained by Beverly Davis Valcovic (contributor 16915644).

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