Sampson Waring (c. 1617 - 1663) Mar 25, 2008 21:24:03 GMT -5
Post by benotforgot on Mar 25, 2008 21:24:03 GMT -5
The Captain SAMPSON WARING mentioned below is thought to be a 6th great-grandpa to our Berta Mary Henry nee Sharp (1873-1955) . . .
In 1654, after the Third English Civil War, Protestant Parliament forces assumes control of Maryland, and Governor William Stone goes into exile in Virginia. Stone returns the following spring at the head of a Catholic force and marches on Annapolis. At daybreak on the morning of Sunday, March 25 , the anniversary of Leonard Calvert's first landing in Maryland , Stone and his whole body of about two hundred men appear, drawn out and coming toward the waterside, marching with drums beating and the black and yellow colors flying, as Baltimore had appointed. In what is known as the Battle of the Severn, on this date, Stone is defeated and many are taken prisoner by the Protestants. A council of war is assembled, which includes SAMPSON WARING, and this council condemns to death practically all of the Proprietary Councilors and several of the lesser men of Baltimore's party, including Stone. At the request of the soldiers and of the women, several are spared, some being saved as they are being led out to execution, but the Puritans' victory is sullied by the execution of Eltonhead, Lewis, Leggat, and Pedro.