I'm interested in the two properties in Baltimore owned by the Carroll family, Ely O' Carroll and Litterlouna.
And any connection of the Thompson family to the Carrolls.
Charles Carroll the Colonel's son was also named Charles Carroll. He married Caroline Thompson of Virginia. "As they preferred to live abroad, the estate was sold to a brother, John Lee Carroll, governor of Maryland, in 1875. The governor's first wife was Anita Phelps of New York; his second was Mary Carter Thompson, sister of his brother's wife," Swann writes. "His son by his first wife was also Charles Carroll, who left the property to the last Charles Carroll to own Doughoregan Manor. He sold to Philip Acosta Carroll, the present owner, of another branch of the family," Swann writes. "Thus it is that this property has been in the same family since it was granted." Although Doughoregan Manor is a national historic landmark, it remains a private residence. Neither the grounds nor manor house is open to the public.
If these two properties were owned by the same family for all that time, how did George M. Thompson and his wife Laura V. (Savier) Thompson come into possession of the land in 1838?
>CHANCERY COURT (Chancery Papers)
>10943: William Savier, Joseph B. Savier, and
>Thomas A. Savier vs. George M. Thompson and Laura
>V. Thompson. BA. Petition to sell Ely O'Carroll,
>Accession No: 17,898-10943-1/3. MSA S512-10786 1/39/3/
George M. Thompson and Laura Virginia Savier were my 4th Great-grandparents.
I haven't sent away for copies of the Chancery Court papers on these properties. Lookig forward to hearing from you.