Person:Charles Carroll (21)

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b.1702
d.1782
  1. Charles Carroll1702 - 1782
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m. abt 1726
  1. Charles Carroll, of Carrollton1737 - 1832
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Name Charles Carroll
Gender Male
Birth[1] 1702
Marriage abt 1726 to Elizabeth Brooke (add)
Death[1] 1782


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Charles Carroll II (1702 – 1782) known as Charles Carroll of Annapolis to distinguish him from his similarly named relatives, was a wealthy Maryland planter and lawyer. His father was Charles Carroll the Settler, (I - the first), (1661-1720), an immigrant to Maryland who had arrived in the colony in 1689 with a commission as Provincial Attorney General, and had accumulated a vast fortune, emerging as Maryland's wealthiest citizen. Charles Carroll of Annapolis inherited and extended his father's fortune but, as a Roman Catholic, was barred from participation in Maryland politics. It would fall to his son, Charles Carroll of Carrollton, (III), (1737–1832), one of the signers (and the longest-lived) of the Declaration of Independence, to see religious toleration restored to Maryland and many political and scientific/technological advances in the newly independent state.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Charles Carroll of Annapolis, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia. (Online: Wikimedia Foundation, Inc.).