5th GREAT GRANDFATHER, NOTLEY ROZIER YOUNG
and WIFE ELEANOR JANE DIGGS YOUNG
5th Great Grandfather was 3Notley Rozier Young,
born on September 24, 1738 in Prince George's County, MD.
died on March 23 in 1802 in his office Bank of Columbia, DC.
He married your 5th Great Grandmother Ellinore/Eleanor Jane
Diggs 4 who was born in 1742 in Rock Creek
Parish in PGC. She died 40 years later in their home, Cerne Abbey Manor in
PGC. Note: Cerne Abbey Manor was located where the
Capitol now stands.
Both are buried at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church
Cemetery in Forest Glen, Montgomery County, MD. Earlier they were
buried on their estate, and then moved as the city expanded.
Paintings by John Wolleston
Notley Rozier Young, a patriarchal figure in what eventually was known as
Washington City, was a staunch Catholic at a time when there was strong
prejudice against Catholics in England and America. His manor home
became a refuge for Catholics. George Washington demonstrated the need
for freedom from religious bigotry when he banned the anti-Catholic Guy
Fawkes celebrations in 1775.
Guy Fawkes Night began in England when a group of English Catholics plotted,
and failed, to assassinate the Protestant King James 1 and replace his rule
with a Catholic head of state. Guy Fawkes was arrested for guarding
the explosives hidden beneath the House of Lords. Bonfires and effigies of
the Pope were common in England after this and practiced each year from
1605. In America it was known as Pope's Day or the English name of Guy
Notley's manor with a chapel occupying the western wing of the house stood
on a bank of the Potomac River on what is now G Street, between 9th and
Notley Rozier Young had some issues with Pierre Charles L'Enfant who was
"autocratic and irascible"* to Notley whose manor occupied part of
L'Enfant's plan for the new federal city. Ironically, today
L'Enfant Plaza is at this location. Notley's wealth appears to have
been made by the lease and sale of his lands. Since he had a large
number of slaves, there was no doubt tobacco farming occurring on his lands
Notley's Plantation Map:
It is interesting to know that your 5th Great Grandfather knew Thomas
Jefferson who visited his home in the fall of 1790. Eleanor, his first
wife, was now passed. Evidently the purpose of this specific visit by
Secretary of State Jefferson was to meet with landowners in that area to
plan the federal city of Washington.
The Young home and that of other landowners was obtained by an act of
Congress to build the new capital city. I would suspect the subject of
this visit was unwelcomed.
When Notley died in 1802, his farms were put up for sale that September
through the DC "Orphan's Court".
In Pursuance of Orders
From the Orphans Court of Washington County, in the
District of Columbia, and of Prince George's County, in the State of
Maryland, we shall proceed to sell by public sale, at the farms of
the late Notley Young, Esq. in Washington County, on Monday the 25th
of October next, if fair, if not fair on the first fair day,
A valuable Stock of Cattle,
Draft Horses, Hogs, Sheep, Farming Utensils, and
various other articles of the personal Estate of the said Notley
Young, deceased---and on the Monday succeeding, being the first day
of November we shall sell all the personal property belonging to the
Estate of the said deceased, at his plantation in Prince George's
County, in the Forest of Queen Ann, except his slaves, consisting of
a very large and valuable stock of every kind, farming utensils,
Nine months credit will be given for all sums above
twenty dollars, on bonds with approved security.
NICH. YOUNG, } Executors.
N. B. The Sales will commence at the Farm adjoining
the City, which belonged to Mr. Young.
Sept. 27th, 1802
4th GREAT GRANDFATHER, NICHOLAS (DIGGS?) YOUNG
and WIFE SARAH FENWICK YOUNG
Nicholas was born at Cerne Abbey Manor in PGC, MD on March
His wife, Sarah Fenwick was born on Dec. 19, 1773 in St.
Inigoes, St. Marys, MD. She was the daughter of Major Ignatius
Fenwick. (DAR/SAR approved). Her mother was Sarah Taney Fenwick.
Ignatius was a "gentleman-farmer" and he and his wife Sarah were very
influential Catholics descended from the settlers of Lord Baltimore's
Catholic colony (for the most part).
brother Edward Dominic Fenwick was a quiet unassuming man, who left
America to study at the English Dominican College in Belgium, was
ordained as a priest in 1793, returned to this country and in 1806
he was ordered to Kentucky where, using his part of his family's
inheritance, he established St. Rose Priory, and then moved on to
Ohio. Fenwick and his nephew Rev Nicholas Dominic Young served
the 250 or so people there. The Church decided to establish a
diocese in Cincinnati and Sarah's brother Edward Dominic Fenwick
became the first Bishop there, by orders issued from Rome in 1822.
He made annual trips to the diocese and on one visit 11 years after
being consecrated as a Bishop, he contracted cholera, died in his
hotel room in Wooster, Ohio in 1832 and was buried within a few
short hours due to the frantic fear of contagion...all before he
could receive last sacraments!
Your 4th Great Grandfather Nicholas died on November 4, 1826
in DC. He was 63 years of age. He is buried at Mt. Olivet Cemetery.
Sarah died March 29, 1825 in DC. She was 51 and had given birth to 10
3rd GREAT GRANDFATHER, EDWARD "DOMINIC" YOUNG and
WIFE HENRIETTA MARIA SUSANNA WARING
Your 4th Great Grandfather was Edward "Dominic" Young who married Henrietta
Maria Susanna Warning. Henrietta was born in 1806 in PGC, MD to Henry
Waring and Henrietta Hall Waring. When she was 20 she married Edward
Dominic Young in Upper Marlborough in the year 1826. Dominic was born
in 1805. They had a daughter Mary M. "Maria" Young.
Edward Dominic died when he was a mere 33 in 1839. Henrietta died when
she was but 40 in 1847 in Georgetown, DC.
In Georgetown, D.C., on Thursday, the 27th instant, Mrs. HENRIETTA
YOUNG, widow of the late DOMINICK YOUNG, Esq., of Prince George's
county, Maryland. The friends of the family are invited to
attend her funeral from the residence of her father, HENRY WARING,
Esq., on Saturday morning, at 9 o'clock. Friday,
May 28, 1847 Paper: Daily National Intelligencer
Their daughter, your Great Great Grandmother Mary M. Maria Young did not
marry until 2 years after he mother's passing. Then she married Dr. Edward
Your 3rd Great Grandparents had 3 other children besides Maria: Edward
Washington Young, Eugenia Young, and Henry Nicholas Young.
GREAT, GREAT GRANDMOTHER, MARY M. "MARIA" YOUNG
and HUSBAND DR. EDWARD EDGAR HURTT
Your Great Great Grandparents married on April
30, 1849 in the small community of White Hall, Prince George's County, MD.
Wedding Announcement in Planters' Advocate:
When he was 23 and she 19, Dr. and Mrs. Hurtt had their first child,
Henrietta Maria Hurtt, your great
grandmother who married John Oswald Hill, Jr.
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