Text below from: "The Founders of Anne Arundel and Howard Counties, Maryland. A genealogical and biographical review from wills, deeds and church records."
Please let me know your thoughts on Solomon's line based on the text below:
(a) Walter begat William begat Solomon.
(b) Walter begat Matthew begat Benjamin begat William begat Solomon.
(c) something else.
Thanks in advance, Maureen
Walter Kirby was early in Kent Island, and the Rent Rolls
show he patented lands in 1667. In 1679, he was honored by the
Lord Proprietary to take charge of important Chancery proceedings.
Walter Kirby, in his will dated 1702, mentions his wife, Elizabeth,
and children, William, James, Matthew, Benjamin, Mary and
WilHam, son of Walter, in his will, 1717, named his wife, Ann,
and children, Walter, James, Sarah and Mary Kirby. Benjamin,
of Walter, in his will of 1721, mentioned, wife, Elizabeth. Walter
Kirby, of William, died in 1755; his wife was Sarah Kirby. Wil-
liam Kirby, of Walter, died in 1768, wife, Rachel; children, Walter,
Elizabeth and Ann Kirby. Benjamin Kirby, son of Matthew of
Walter, died in 1774, on Kent Island. Issue, Joshua, died 1794;
Benjamin, died 1783; Nicholas, died 1800; Littlelar, died 1810;
Elizabeth— Edmond Custis, 1796, died 1807; Margery— Jonathan
Harrison, 1786; Rebecca — Dr. Jacob Ringgold, 1787; Sarah and
William Kirby. The above named children of Benjamin Kirby
went to Baltimore previous to 1783. William Kirby was in William Kirby was in business
in Baltimore, at the corner of Calvert and Water Streets, from
1796 to 1800.
William Kirby bought " Pratt's Choice," West River, in 1802,
from Thomas Tillard, and in his will, dated 1818, named his wife,
Mary, and children, William, Francis, Benjamin, Solomon, Joseph,
George, Jane, Anne, Sarah and Charlotte Kirby.