Name: Robert TALBOTT 2nd Baron of Carlton
Birth: in Carlton, England
Death: in England
Note: According to the Armistead Family History, Richard TALBOTT - who came to Maryland in 1649 - was the son of Sir Robert Talbott, the 2nd Baron of Carlton Co., in Kildare; and Grace Calvert. Grace Calvert was the daughter of Sir George Calvert, 1st Baron Baltimore.
Note: According to the Armistead material, Richard TALBOTT was next in line to become Earl of Shrewsbury, however because of his loyalty to King Charles, his estates were confiscated by the Cromwell Party, and hecame to Maryland by invitation of Governor Stone in 1649.
Note: He settled in Maryland at the same time period as Sir William Talbottand Colonel George Talbott - all relatives of Lord Baltimore. Sir Robert Talbott's nephew became Earl of Shrewsbury. In 1649 Richard received a patent from the proprietary government of the province for a tract of land know as Timber Neck. In 1655 he married Elizabeth Ewen. In 1656 he bought Poplar Knowle, a plantation on West River,Anne Arundel County. He died about 1662. Other sources to support the above info: "Descendants of Richard and Elizabeth (Ewen) Talbott by Ida Shirk
Note: Interesting note about the court case in the 1800's where many memebers of the Talbott famlily were wanting to claim the title of of the Earl of Shrewsbury. Evidently, the court had to finally settle the case as to who would get the title : After the death of the 8th Earl of Shrewsbury, Edward Talbot, the heir to the earldom of Shrewsbury was determined to be a descendant of Gilbert Talbot of Grafton, brother of John Talbot, 3rd Earl of Shrewsbury. There is a controversy about the number of sons that Gilbert's son John Talbot (first of Albrighton, later inherited Grafton) had, supposedly 3 sons by his first wife Margaret Troutbeck and 4 sons by his second wife Elizabeth Wrottesley. A branch of the family that had a Robert Talbot who "went to Ireland and died, or..." may have possibly been more in direct line to inherit the earldom. I think Richard Talbott's will mentioned the property of Poplar Knoll and also the Shrewsbury link and John Talbot of Longford (brother of the 9th Earl and father of the 10th Earl). The succession of the earldom eventually became extremely complicated and was determined by a court case as to which descendant of which branch was to inherit the title and estates by the mid 1800's.
Note: If, as some claimed, inscriptions on tombs had been altered and records changed at an earlier date, it still would not have been possible under any theory to have changed all records, especially personal family records.
Note: Richard received a patent for "Poplar Knoll" in 1659. He made his will 21 Apr 1663 while living at West River. He left his plantation to his wife during her lifttime. He gave the land they were living on called "Poplar Knoll" to his eldest son Richard and another parcel called "Talbots Timber Neck". His sons Edward and John were to share 300 acres called "Talbott's Ridge"; if either died before reaching age 21, then the land would be divided amongst his other two sons. He left his daughter Elizabeth (when she reached aged 16) a cow called "Spott" and a heifer. He gave his sons Richard and Edward the cattled which their grandfather had given them. See Maryland Calendar of Wills, Book 1:180.
Note: Land Patents: Received patent for "Timber Neck" on south side of West River, Anne Arundel Co. - 1649 -- Received patent for "Poplar Knoll" - 1659 --- *******Anne Arundel Land Records: --- Book WH:46 - he buys 100 acres of land on north side of Western River next to Capt Ewen - 1656
Change Date: 18 NOV 2006|
Grace CALVERT b: BEF 5 FEB 1610 in St. Martins In The Fields, London, Middlesex, England
- Richard TALBOTT b: ABT 1630 in England
- Frances TALBOTT b: ABT 1634
- Edward TALBOTT b: ABT 1643
- Elizabeth TALBOTT b: ABT 1648
- John TALBOTT
- George TALBOTT
Frances ARUNDEL b: ABT 1609
Mary FORTESCUE b: ABT 1610