CARROLL, Charles (Barrister) (1723-1783)

CARROLL, CHARLES (BARRISTER), (cousin of Charles Carroll of Carrollton and Daniel Carroll), a Delegate from Maryland; born in Annapolis, Md., March 22, 1723; received his education at the English House, West Lisbon, Portugal, at Eton, and Cambridge University in England, and studied law in the Middle Temple, Garden Court; returned to Annapolis, Md., in 1746 and commenced the practice of law; elected to the Maryland lower house of assembly in 1755 to fill the vacancy caused by the death of his father, Dr. Charles Carroll; framed the ``Declaration of Rights'' adopted by the convention of Maryland on November 3, 1776; became a member of the Council of Safety in August 1775; elected a Delegate to the Continental Congress on November 10, 1776, to succeed his cousin, Charles Carroll of Carrollton, serving until February 15, 1777; was elected in 1777 to the first State senate, having previously declined the position of chief judge of the general court of Maryland; was reelected in 1781 and held that office until his death at his residence, Mount Clare, near Baltimore, Md., March 23, 1783; interment in Saint Anne's Churchyard, Annapolis, Anne Arundel County, Md.

Library of Congress
Manuscript Division
Washington, DC
Papers: In the Barton-Jenifer Family Papers, 1663-1876, 0.4 linear foot.
Correspondents include Charles Carroll.

  • Trostel, Michael F. Mount Clare, Being an Account of the Seat Built by Charles Carroll, Barrister, Upon His Lands at Patapsco. Baltimore: The National Society of the Colonial Dames of America in the State of Maryland, [1981].