School Teachers of Early Maryland
by Robert Barnes
MSA SC 5300
Peale, Charles, QA/KE, fl. 1745, schoolmaster, of KE Co., died
by 17 Jul 1751.
Career in England: Charles Peale was a clerk in the General Post
Arrival in America: Peale was arrested
for embezzlement, in 1735, and transported to Virginia as a convict. Charles
Peale was transported to VA for life on the Dorchester in Jan 1736, and
was given a landing certificate in VA in Sep 1736 (CBEB).
Professional Activities: In 1739 he was master of King William's
School in Annapolis. In 1741 he was master of the Kent Co. Free School,
and in 1742 he was master of the Queen Anne's Co. Free School.
Other activities: Charles Peale of KE Co., age c43, on 19 July 1743
deposed regarding the bounds of a tract called Blackhals Hermitage (KELR
Other Relatives: He was the father of Elizabeth
Digby Peale Polk.
Estates: when his estate was appraised
by James McClean, Jr. and James Piner, Jr., and valued at £59.6.10.
Davd Crane and Joseph Nicholson signed as creditors. Children (under age
and very young), and widow who lives in Annapolis are next of kin. Solomon
Wright and John Bordley, Administrators, filed the inventory on 17 Apr
1752 (MINV 48:369).
Sources: Except for items otherwise noted, all of the above information
is taken from The Selected Papers of Charles Willson Peale and His Family,
volume I, Ed. by Lillian B. Miller (New Haven and London: Yale University
Press, 1983).For information on Charles Peale's English ancestry, see also
Robert Barnes, British Roots of Maryland Families (Baltimore: Genealogical
Publishing Co., 1999).
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