Elizabeth Digby Peale

Elizabeth Digby Peale

Female 1747 - 1777  (29 years)

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  • Name Elizabeth Digby Peale 
    Born 20 Jan 1746/1747 
    Gender Female 
    Died 1777 
    Person ID I4025  avefamily
    Last Modified 1 Feb 2011 

    Family Robert Polk,   b. ca 1744,   d. 1777  (Age ~ 33 years) 
    Married 26 Sep 1765  Annapolis, Anne Arundel Co., MD Find all individuals with events at this location 
     1. Charles Peale Polk,   b. 17 Mar 1767, Annapolis, MD Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 May 1822, Warsaw, VA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years)
    Last Modified 1 Feb 2011 
    Family ID F1193  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • From Bill Polk:

      "The Robert Polk you referred to is Capt. Robert Polk, son of James Pollock of Cumberland Co., PA., who has been discussed in this forum, said Robert who d. at sea in 1777 aboard the privateer Montgomery. This Robert Polk m. Elizabeth Digby Peale, b. 20 Jan 1746/47 (double dating), d. 1777?, date of marriage 26 Sep 1765, Annapolis, Anne Arundel Co., MD., daughter of Charles Peale/Margaret Triggs."
      From http://www.msa.md.gov/msa/speccol/sc5300/sc5300/html/polk.html

      School Teachers of Early Maryland
      by Robert Barnes
      MSA SC 5300

      Polk, Mrs. [Elizabeth Digby Peale], b. 1744, d. 1777, wife of Robert Polk, advertised her teaching in 1774.

      * Family: She was a dau. of Teacher Charles Peale and Margaret (Triggs) Peale, and a sister of Charles Willson Peale, Margaret Jane Peale, who m. Col. Nathaniel Ramsey, James Peale, and St. George Peale. Her brothers James and St. George Peale were active in the Revolutionary War, and her husband Capt. Robert Polk was a privateer who died in battle late in 1777 (AARP:149).
      * Elizabeth Digby Peale was a great-great-granddaughter of William Peale, carpenter, of Great Dalby, Rutlandshire, but her ancestors also included several Rectors of Edith Weston Parish and a number of alumni of Cambridge University.