Elizabeth (Talbot) Galloway
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Elizabeth (Talbot) Galloway (1656 - bef. 1719)

Elizabeth Galloway formerly Talbot aka Preston, Lawrence
Born in West River, Anne Arundel County, Marylandmap
Ancestors ancestors
Wife of — married 1672 in Anne Arundel County, Marylandmap
Wife of — married about 1676 in Anne Arundel County, Marylandmap [uncertain]
Wife of — married 10 Dec 1686 in West River, Anne Arundel County, Marylandmap
Descendants descendants
Died before before age 62 in West River, Anne Arundel County, Marylandmap
Profile last modified | Created 27 Jul 2009 | Last significant change: 29 Mar 2023
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Elizabeth was a Friend (Quaker)

Elizabeth Talbott was born in Anne Arundel County, Province of Maryland, British America about 1656. She is believed to be the only daughter of Richard Talbott and Elizabeth Ewen. Elizabeth was married three times; first to James Preston about 1672. Unfortunately their marriage was brief. James died in Dec 1673 or Jan 1674, leaving a will in which he gave his entire estate to Elizabeth and their infant daughter, Rebecca Preston (b. abt. 1673), equally. He did stipulate that should Rebecca before coming of age or marriage, then her share was to go to his sister Rebecca Preston, and then to his sister Sarah Fford. Elizabeth was his Executrix and proved his will in court on 13 Jan 1673/74.[1]

As her second huband, Elizabeth married about 1676, Benjamin Lawrence, a widower with two children: Benjamin Jr. and Nehemiah Lawrence.[2] By Benjamin, Elizabeth had to children:

  1. Elizabeth Lawrence, b. 25 Feb 1678/79.
  2. Lucy Lawrence, b. abt. 1685.

Elizabeth was pregnant with their second child when Benjamin wrote his will on 11 Jan 1684/85. Benjamin Jr. was under the age of twenty one and Nehemiah was not mentioned in the will. Elizabeth was sole executrix, and proved his will in court on 3 Jul 1685.[3]

Elizabeth married a third time on 10 Dec 1686 to Richard Galloway,[4][5] and they had two children:

  1. Elizabeth Galloway, b. bef. 11 Sep 1689
  2. Richard Galloway, b. abt. 1691.

Elizabeth died before 30 Jul 1719, when Richard Galloway married Mrs. Sarah (Smith) Sparrow.[6]


  1. Shirk, Ida Morrison (Murphy). Descendants of Richard and Elizabeth (Ewen) Talbott of Poplar Knowle West River, Anne Arundel County Maryland. Clearfield. p. 19. Citing: Anne Arundel County Will Book 1, p. 473-75.
  2. Shirk, p. 19. Citing: Book 16, p. 319, Land Office, Annapolis.
    "16 March 1670. This day Benjamin Lawrence of Somerset co., Md., planter, proved rights to 200 acres of land for transporting himself, his wife Ann Lawrence, and his sons Benjamin Lawrence, Jr., and Nehemiah Lawrence out of Accomac in Virginia into the Province, to inhabit."
  3. Shirk, p. 19-20. Citing: Will Book G, p. 142, Land Office, Annapolis.
    "I give and bequeath to my dear sonn Benjamin Larence a parcell of land called Benjamin's Fortune lyeing or being in Ann Arundell County near West River being by estimation one hundred & fifteen acres more or lesse and alsoe a parcell of land which I had lately of John Watkins bounding upon West River and the branches thereunto belonging both with parcells of land aforesaid I give unto my aforesaid sonn Benjamin Lawrence to him and his heir forever only excepted (that is to say) my loveing wife shall have itt & hold itt untill he my aforesaid sonn shall attaine the age of twenty one years."
  4. Swarthmore, Quaker Meeting Records. Friends Historical Library, Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, Pennsylvania. Baltimore Yearly Meeting Minutes
  5. Barnes, Robert, compiler. Maryland Marriages, 1634–1777. Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Publishing Co. Inc., 1975.
  6. Shirk, p. 21. Citing: The Thomas Book, p. 320.

Also see:

Source: S20 Author: Yates Publishing Title: U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900 Publication: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2004.Original data - This unique collection of records was extracted from a variety of sources including family group sheets and electronic databases. Originally, the information was derived Repository: #R1 Record ID Number: MH:S20 User ID: 338789E1-0B25-4A52-A0EC-92F88E48D1D0

  • Repository: R1 Name: Ancestry.com Address: http://www.Ancestry.com Record ID Number: MH:R1 User ID: B1696161-7A17-42E7-9EE7-1C83D3676BD5

Source: S26 Author: Edmund West, comp. Title: Family Data Collection - Individual Records Publication: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2000. Repository: #R1 Record ID Number: MH:S26 User ID: 71D5BDBF-8847-461F-BDC1-B9E1ABA99663

Source: S27 Author: Edmund West, comp. Title: Family Data Collection - Births Publication: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2001. Repository: #R1 Record ID Number: MH:S27 User ID: DDF13E06-D1A8-4D21-976D-4CDD427E1493

Source: S275 Title: Colonial Families of the United States of America, Volume III Repository: #R1 Record ID Number: MH:S275 User ID: 63741EA2-4503-491E-8C0C-09C291F4C62B

Source: S311 Title: Seventeenth Century Colonial Ancestors, Vol. III Repository: #R1 Record ID Number: MH:S311 User ID: CB3EF687-9E13-40CA-843C-1DDD9386EFF0 Page: Ancestry Family Trees Data: Text: http://trees.ancestry.com/pt/AMTCitationRedir.aspx?tid=23363295&pid=144097232811

Warfield, Joshua Dorsey. "Founders of Anne Arundel and Howard Counties, Maryland." p. 530. Hathitrust Digital Library. https://babel.hathitrust.org/. Accessed 23 June 2020.

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Talbott-279 and Talbott-405 appear to represent the same person because: These appear to be the same person; however, the information for one of her husbands (Gassoway) is a bit different. Looks like a little more research needs to be done to confirm the relationships, etc.

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