Westminster, Maryland, William Winchester

William Winchester – The Revolutionary War Veteran That Founded Westminster, Maryland

William Winchester, whom was born in Winchester, England in December 22, 1711, arrived in the Colony of Maryland on March 6, 1729. Two years later William went to Annapolis, Maryland as an endentured servant.

William Winchester founded the City of Westminster, Maryland in 1764 by laying out 65 lots with roads that lead to the city of Baltimore. After founding the city of Westminster, William Winchester served in the Revolutionary War with the Committee of Correspondence purchasing arms on behalf of the militias.

William Winchester passed away on September 2, 1790 and was buried at the Westminster Cemetery.

Additional Recourses:

Nancy Warner’s “Carroll County Maryland – A History 1837-1976.” 

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