Sources Used to Create this Book

The following primary and secondary sources were consulted in the development of Children's Lives at Colonial London Town: The Stories of Three Families. Links to web materials were accurate at the time of publication.


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Primary Sources

ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY COURT (Judgment Records) MSA C9-1, MdHR861.

ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY COURT (Land Records) Liber BB2, f. 405, 11 December 1760 MSA C97-24.

Letters of Doctor Richard Hill and his Children: Or, The History of a Family, as Told By Themselves.
Collected and arranged by John Jay Smith. Philadelphia: privately printed, 1854. Accessed April 2012. Available from

Maryland State Archives. Maryland Gazette.
Digital images available at the Archives of Maryland Online for the years 1728-1839.

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Proceedings and Acts of the General Assembly of Maryland, January 1657/8 - September 1664. Reproduced in William Hand Browne, Edward C. Papenfuse, et. al. eds., Archives of Maryland, 215+ volumes, (Baltimore and Annapolis, Md., 1883-), Volume: Page/Pages Cited (hereinafter cited as Archives of Maryland). This series is ongoing and available on line at where volumes, collectively or individually, can be searched electronically.

SPECIAL COLLECTIONS (All Hallow's Protestant Episcopal Church, All Hallow's Parish Collection) Parish Register 1669-1721, MSA SC 2458 SCM 221-1.

Additional Websites

Historic London Town.

Historic London Town and Gardens - Education and Interpretation Manual. February 2007. Accessed April 2012. Available from

Maryland State Archives

Ware, Donna. “William Brown House.” History and Archaeology. Historic London Town and Gardens. Accessed April 2012. Available from

Teaching American History in Maryland: Documents for the Classroom. Maryland State Archives.


Teaching American History: Lesson Plans. UMBC Center for History Education.


Teaching American History: History Labs. UMBC Center for History Education.


This project was developed through a Teaching American History Grant partnership between Anne Arundel County Public Schools, the Center for History Education at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) and Historic London Town and Gardens.