|Birth: ||1603, England|
|Death: ||Dec. 21, 1660|
St. Mary's County
~OUR FAMILIES ANCESTRAL ROOTS~
Governor William Stone
Born: Northamptonshire County, ENGLAND.
Appointed Governor by Lord Baltimore during 1648, the first Protestant Governor of the state of Maryland.
It is believed that he married 1635 in Hungar's Parish Accomac County, Virginia to Verlinda Graves.
His parents were believed to have been Captain John Stone "The Immigrant" and Dorothy (Poynton) Stone. Although there is still much research to be done and may never be able to prove this either way.
Research shows him and his wife to have been buried on Poynton Manor, Nangemy Parish, Charles County, Maryland. (but no one seems to know exactly where.)
Verlinda Graves Stone (1618 - 1675)
SIGN: (from Governor Stone Parkway)
GOVERNOR WILLIAM STONE
BORN IN ENGLAND ABOUT 1603. HE EMIGRATED TO
VIRGINIA ABOUT 1628. AND HE CAME TO MARYLAND
IN 1648. HE BROUGHT WITH HIM NINE SETTLERS.
AND MANY OTHERS FOLLOWED. HE OBTAINED ABOUT
5,000 ACRES LOCATED IN ST. MARY'S, CHARLES, AND
LORD BALTIMORE APPOINTED HIM GOVERNOR OF THE
COLONY IN 1648 AND AUTHORIZED HIM TO ENFORCE
THE RELIGIOUS TOLERATION ACT OF 1649. HE
SERVED UNTIL 1653. HE DIED AT AVON IN CHARLES
COUNTY IN 1660.
MARYLAND HISTORICAL SOCIETY
MARYLAND HISTORICAL TRUST
Created by: Guiding Light
Record added: Jul 31, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 15104559