Family Research – English, Scottish and Irish Genealogy

4/8/2008

Religion in Port Tobacco

Oaths of fealty in Maryland have been around since the founding of the colony. Early on they seemed to have had more to do with acknowledging Lord Baltimore’s claim to Maryland than anything else. (Virginians and the proprietors of Pennsylvania, not to mention local Indian tribes, disputed that title and many colonists probably wondered why they had to pay rent to Lord Baltimore twice a year when they took all the risks and he provided only such services as served his interests.) for more click here

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