Monday, June 25, 2007

Founding family's home found
County archaeologists think they have uncovered a key piece of Anne Arundel's history near Herring Bay.
Historians know that Samuel Chew, one of the county's founding fathers, built one of the first large brick homes in the area, but they'd never pinpointed its location.

The Chew clan came to control thousands of acres in south county beginning in the 1650s and built several large homes on tracts called, Poppinjay, Ayres, Maidstone, Sanetly, and Chew's Right or Poplar Ridge, among others.