Mary <I>Gakerlin</I> Veitch


Mary Gakerlin Veitch

Death 1690 (aged 52–53)
Calvert County, Maryland, USA
Burial Port Republic, Calvert County, Maryland, USA
Memorial ID 143973060 View Source
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She was an indentured servant to Richard Keene when Sheriff James Veitch purchased her indenture and married her in 1657, probably in Christ Church (We Veitches by Laurence Guthrie, p.15; Life & Times of Sheriffe James Veitch by Lou Rose, p.26). Christ Church is where James Veitch worshipped and his children were probably baptized, located a half-hour by horseback from the Veitch land (Lou Rose, page 30).
Mary Gakerlin Veitch died after 1685. Christ Church was rebuilt and became an organized parish in 1692, five years after the death of James Veitch. In 1658 he "must have been a vestryman, which would explain his role in evaluating the credentials of a candidate for the position of minister" in Christ Church (Rose, p.30; Archives of Maryland, vol. 41, page 841).
Rose also says (p.30) that Mary Gakerlin Veitch died about 1690, approximately 60 years old.

If she returned to her former home to live with her son William, she probably was buried at Christ Church.

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  • Created by: Ray Isbell
  • Added: 20 Mar 2015
  • Find a Grave Memorial 143973060
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Mary Gakerlin Veitch (1637–1690), Find a Grave Memorial ID 143973060, citing Christ Church Cemetery, Port Republic, Calvert County, Maryland, USA ; Maintained by Ray Isbell (contributor 47188697) .