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Annapolis Experience Blog Picture Of The Day – Margaret Tilghman Carroll’s Vault • St. Anne’s Cemetery – Saturday February 11th 2012

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Carroll Family Members Vault At St. Anne's Church Cemetery In Annapolis Maryland February 11th 2012

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The burial vault of Margaret Tilghman Carroll – d. 1817, stood undisturbed for almost two centuries in the St. Anne’s Church Cemetery until the early 1980’s when it was revealed during restoration work on the crypt that she did not lay alone for all of those years in spite of the singular inscription on the top cover stone.

Mrs. Tilghman was the wife of Charles Carroll the Barrister and according to records of the day enjoyed a reputation as an avid horticulturalist who enjoyed growing things such as non native fruits – lemons and oranges, in her greenhouses that employed a forced warm air system which was fairly advanced for the era. Correspondences indicated that she had sent a number of lemon and orange trees to George Washington in the late 1780’s and that he truly respected her abilities in this particular field.

Margaret Tilghman Carroll’s burial vault is located on the northwest side of St. Anne’s Church in Annapolis Maryland. Other members of the Carroll Family that were found in the burial vault included Dr. Charles Carroll – b. 1691 d. 1755, and his second wife Anne Plater Carroll d. 1766. In addition Dr. & Mrs Charles Carroll’s younger son John Henry Carroll – b. 1732 d. 1754, remains were also found in the vault. Finally Dr. Charles Carroll’s older son, Charles Carroll the Barrister – b. 1723 d. 1783, and husband of Margaret Tilghman Carroll were also located in the crypt as well.

After the completion of the burial vault restoration work the names of these other Carroll Family members were engraved on the side of her burial vault.

It should be noted, as contributed by a reader of this blog post on July 21st 2014, that these Carroll Family members were Anglicans and not the Catholics that is often identified with the Charles Carroll The Settler branch of the Carroll family.

It is going to be cold, rainy and windy in the city today so please stay warm as well as dry where ever your days business takes you,

Glenn

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2 comments to Annapolis Experience Blog Picture Of The Day – Margaret Tilghman Carroll’s Vault • St. Anne’s Cemetery – Saturday February 11th 2012

  • Tom Nichols

    This branch of the Carroll family were Anglicans and not Roman Catholics. They were initially interred i Baltimore’s Old St Paul’s Burial grounds

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