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Peter I Carrico (b. Abt. 1653, d. Bef. October 18, 1765)Peter I Carrico was born Abt. 1653 in Normandy, France, and died Bef. October 18, 1765 in Bryantown Hundred, Charles County, Maryland.He married Margaret on Abt. 1690 in France.
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Our Carrico Family line begins in the early 17th Century with Peter Carricoe or Curricoe.From Robert Alvey, Researcher and Descendent: "Traditions have been handed down through the family "The first record found in Maryland shows transportation of one Peter Carrico to Maryland in 1657.This Peter, possibly the father of the others, may have obtained a land grant in Charles County, Maryland and then returned to France for his family.The second trip was made in their own ship called "La Voyage".It was manned by a group of brothers, among them were a pair of twins, Peter & Paul, believed to have been the oldest and a sister Jane.They began a settlement in Charles County at Bryantown, Maryland.A Peter Carricoe immigrated to Maryland in 1674 as an indentured servant on an English ship.A warrant was issued on 17 Jun 1674 for 650 acres to Samuel Dobson of Charles County, Maryland for the transportation of 13 persons - John Daniels, Roger Roberts, Thomas Thompson, John Tibbot, Alexander Seasor, Samuel Lee, Henry Keeling, Ralph Givin, William Marsh, George Sutton, John Dorrinton, Peter Curico and Mary Cooke (Charles County Patent Book 18, page 80.).
From when the Carricos emigrated to the Colonies is shrouded in the mists of the years. Every branch of the family has its tradition as to the original homeland of the family, Portugal, France, Italy, Spain, England and Scotland have their proponents.Those who favor Scotland has their claim upon a somewhat tortuous evolution of the name from "McFearchar." It is feared that those who claim Spain are guilty of an assumption based upon the Latin sound of the name.Those who assert that France was the home of the family maintain that many of "The Old Folks" spoke French fluently.This group claims that the name was originally "Carriceau" or Carricoits" and that a Nun named Carricoits attained sainthood in France. Those who claim Italy as the old work home of the family have two unrelated incidents to reinforce their tradition.The first was a letter received by the author of this article (Homer E. Carrico) in 1930 from Leander C. Carrico of Fort Smith, Arkansas., who stated, "Our family has always claimed that the family came from Northern Italy where there was a village named 'Carrico',".The other incident occurred in the later years of World War II when a man who described himself as a former Italian prisoner-of-war, but whose status then was that of a co-belligerent, telephoned Miss Stella Carrico in Louisville, Kentucky and in the course of the conversation stated that 'My mother's maiden name was Carrico and she lived in a village named 'Carrico' in Northern Italy".Those who claim Portugal have an interesting unproven theory. Documentation at the Municipal Library in MontemoroNovo, Portugal describes the case of Pero Dias Carrico.Pero is Portugese for Peter. Pero Dias Carrico was imprisoned by the Spanish Inquisition in 1629 for the crime of "Judaismo."It is not known if he was actually Jewish or the charges were trumped up.Those imprisoned had to buy their way out, so the wealthy were at risk.After four years, Pero Dias converted to Catholicism, paid his fines, and flew the country, possibly to France. There is no supporting documents that Pero Dias Carrico and Peter Curricoe are of the same blood line, however, the only country outside of the United States where Carrico is common is Portugal.Pero Dias was 52 years old sometime during his imprisonment which makes his year of birth about 1579 and is the son of Mauel Pires Carrico and Brites Fernandez. Manuel Pirez Carrico is the son of pero Dias Carrico and Maria Lima/Simoes.
The Carrico name is found in nearly every state in the Union, and all or most of the migration to the Central and Western states was through Kentucky.The name has a number of variations in spelling, the most usual from being Carrico, which is used throughout this article, other spellings found have been: Carico, Caricoe, Carricoe, Carracho, Calico, Callico and Cerico.The Carricos were and are adherents of many religious sects - Catholics, Methodists, Baptists, Presbyterians, and Mormans have been encountered.
Peter Carricoe and other family members decided to return to France to sell all property there, purchase stock and seed and equipment and furnishings, also to bring members of the family who had remained at home in France.Peter had married and begun a family, so he was left behind to take care of the new settlement.Possibly some of the other brothers left wives and family in Peters charge. The ship was loaded and they set sail again from a port in France (it is claimed that they lived along the Spanish/French border, possibly near the port of Bordeau in the north, or Marsailles in the south.They did not make it back to the Maryland colony. The ship was either lost at sea or attacked and captured and killed by pirates.Only Peter and his family and possibly the wife and family of one or two of his brothers remained from whom the Carrico family in the United States descend.
Peter was born about 1653 in Normandy, France and had four sons, Peter, Abel, Gerald and James, and one daughter, Jane, from whom we can track most of the Carricos, but a few who we cannot connect, leading to the belief that another brother may have left a wife and children.Peter Carrico was given a 50 acre land grant in 1681. He sold 60 acres of land to Walter Story in Charles County in 1707.Peters wife has probably died by this time as she is not listed on the deed.In 1719, Peter requested to be relieved from taxation due to old age.
The names Abel and Peter appear in Maryland records early in the 1700's. "The progenitors of the Carrico family in America, according to tradition and such small amount of documentary references as has been found, were Peter of "Carrico Hope" in Bryantown Hundred, Charles County, Maryland and Abel of Charles County, and also of Fairfax County, Virginia.A tradition, stoutly asserted by some Carrico descendants, is that an earlier Peter Carrico, father of Peter and Abel, came to the Colonies under the auspices of the second Lord Baltimore.Without doubt Peter and Abel were brothers, as their marriages in Maryland were within a few years of each other.Although there has been no written record found, tradition has it that the two brothers had a sister, Jane, who married John Moore, a brother of the English poet Thomas Moore.It is regrettable that so many blanks appear in the genealogical data of the Carrico family here presented." (Filson Club Quarterly, Vol. 25 Pg. 218. Grantor 1707 Charles County, Maryland.From Robert W. Barnes, "Maryland Genealogy Society Bulletin, Charles County Depositions: From Charles County Land Records," serial unknown, Vol. 33-34, Vol 33 fall 1992 #4p 699.)
James, Peter, and Abel are listed in the 1733 Charles County Tax list with James living in the Benedict Leonard District and Peter and Able living in the Newport West Side Upper District.Tradition also says that there was a serious rift between the brothers Peter & Abel due to religion.They were originally a Catholic family and Peter & most of his descendents at least for the first few generations remained Catholic. Abel married Elizabeth Sims, a Huguenot, and moved with them to Fairfax County, Virginia, where his family was raised Protestant.
Peters' will was written and entered on 14 Apr 1764, and was proved on 18 Oct 1765 in Charles County, Maryland.
His family's history is not known.
More About Peter I Carrico:
Record Change: January 23, 2004
More About Peter I Carrico and Margaret:
Marriage: Abt. 1690, France.
Children of Peter I Carrico and Margaret are:
- +Peter II Carrico, b. Abt. 1689, Normandy, France, d. October 18, 1765, Bryantown Hundred, Charles County, Maryland.