Rash's Surname Index

Notes for Roger KIRK

Roger was married to Jean Bowen.
Roger was called 'Long" Roger to differentiate him from his cousin of the same name. The oldest known house in the Calvert area was built on lot 27, lots were 500 acres each by Roger Kirk. He purchased the land from James Brown in 1714. Roger also owned land in West Nottingham as recorded in Lancaster County, PA in 1748. He also owned a mill and land on both sides of North-East Creek above the Brick Meeting house to the Rising Sun. There is a Kirks Mill Road is still in existence between Rising Sun MD. and & Nottingham PA.
Roger seemed to be a stubborn and possibly too proud an individual to his fellow Quakers, as it is noted in the New Garden Monthly Meeting in the first month of 1729, it was written he apparently won money for wrestling obviously against Quaker beliefs of fighting and gambling.
He was publicly admonished which was a common occurance at the Quaker Meetings. At the 4'th month Meeting, Roger was not at this meeting but it was written he said would be more Careful and was not willing to condemn it any further. In the 7'th month Meeting he appeared, but being of rather a cavelling contentious spirit, the Meeting disowned him. Roger therefore quit the Quaker church.

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