Archives of Maryland
(Biographical Series)

George R Roberts (b. ? - d. 1861)
MSA SC 5496-51750
War of 1812 Sailor

Sources:


Archival Sources:

Baltimore City, Baltimore City Archives (Baltimore City Directories) 1827 Matchett's Baltimore Director, BCA BMS 18-13, page 221.

Baltimore City, Baltimore City Archives (Baltimore City Directories) 1829 Matchett's Baltimore Director, BCA BMS 18-6, page 271.

Baltimore City, Baltimore City Archives (Baltimore City Directories) 1842 Matchett's Baltimore Director, BCA BMS 18-3, page 460. 

Baltimore County Court (Land Records) George R. Roberts from John Guirvy, June 19, 1815, WG 131, 1815, MSA CE 66-181, folios 351-52.

Baltimore County Court (Land Records) George R. Roberts to Francis Monmonier, October 8, 1819, WG 153, 1819, MSA CE66-202, folios 721, 722, 723.

Basilica of the Assumption - Baltimore City (Marriage Records) Register IV [M1517-2] MSA SC 2707, George Roberts and Elizabeth, free negroes, June 6, 1805.

U.S. Census Bureau (Census Record, MD) George Roberts, 1820, Baltimore City, Ward 1, MSA SM61-63, SCM 2064, page 27.

U.S. Census Bureau (Census Record, MD) George Roberts, 1830, Baltimore City, Ward 12, MSA SM61-83, SCM 66, page 455-1 & 455-2.

U.S. Census Bureau (Census Record, MD) George Roberts, 1840, Baltimore City, Ward 1, MSA SM61-98, SCM 4712, page 29-1 & 29-2.

U.S. Census Bureau (Census Record, MD) George Roberts, 1860, Baltimore City, Ward 1, MSA SM61-179, SCM 7203, page 340.

Books:

John Philip Cranwell and William Bowers Crane. Men of Marque: A History of Private Armed Vessels out of Baltimore During the War of 1812 (New York, NY: W.W. Norton and Company, Inc., 1940)

Jerome R. Garitee. Republic's Private Navy: The American Privateering Business as Practised by Baltimore during the War of 1812 (Middleton, CT:  Wesleyan University Press, 1977).

Thomas C. Gillmer. Pride of Baltimore: The Story of the Baltimore Clippers, 1800-1990 (Camden, ME; International Marine, 1992).

Image:

IMAGE: Portrait of George Roberts, 1861, Z24.2560, Courtesy of The Maryland Historical Society, Baltimore, MD.

Newspapers:

"Another Old Defender Gone." Baltimore Sun 16 January 1861.

"Died." Baltimore American and Commercial Advertiser 16 January 1861.

Hezekiah Niles and William Ogden Niles.  Niles Weekly Register, Volume 3. 14 November 1812, 172 - 173.

Hezekiah Niles and William Ogden Niles.  Niles Weekly Register, Volume 7. 15 April 1815, 111.

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