Hawlings River Chapel of Ease Cemetery

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Hawlings River Chapel of Ease Cemetery

4925 Sundown Road, Laytonsville, MD
Laytonsville, Montgomery County, Maryland, 20882 USA
Memorials 4 added (100% photographed)


A petition of many progenitors of families from this area, addressed to Governor Sharp, under the heading of Prince George and Frederick parish, Hawlings River Chapel. It reads, " This petition, therefore, most humbly prayeth that his Excellency and the honorable the Upper and Lower House of Assembly would be graciously pleased to pass an act to empower the commissioners of Frederick and Prince George parish to levy such sum of money as to their honors it may appear sufficient for erecting a new chapel—called Chapel of Ease—to be located upon or near the branch of the Patuxent, commonly called Hawlings River, and to his Excellency and their honors the petitioners shall as in duty bound ever pray." It was signed by William Waters, Thomas Riggs, Elisha Riggs, Robert Owen, Thomas Davis, Benjamin Gaither, Stephen Gatherill, Aaron Gatherill, Richard Clarke, Hnery Luke, Jr., ancestors of the large Brown family, Josiah Holland, John Holland and many others whose descendants cannot now be traced.

Those chapel was dynamited around 1900.

Besides the enclosed family burial site to the west of the remaining chapel foundation, there are a scattering of unmarked burials throughout the area.


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GPS Coordinates: 39.2183900, -77.1045800

  • Added: 16 Aug 2018
  • Find a Grave Cemetery: #2671214