Restoration of Historic Calvert Area Dwelling, Hebron’s Gift

The restoration of Hebron’s Gift, an 18th century Calvert dwelling, is being documented on a blog that shows the progress of the undertaking and shares interesting findings.  Hebron’s Gift was first owned by John Daye in 1739 and the present kitchen dates from that time, according to the Maryland Historical Trust. John Daye also established a tanyard east of his dwelling that same year. It remained in operation for over 100 years.   The main house was built about 1800.  Readers of a Window on Cecil County’s Past may find this weblog of interest.

Click here to go to the Hebron’s Gift.

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10 responses to “Restoration of Historic Calvert Area Dwelling, Hebron’s Gift

  1. I’m directly related to the Hebrons via William Alvin Cole, my maternal Grandfather. How can I contribute?

  2. The name should have read Janet Steele

  3. Audrey Edwards

    Our farm house at Richardsmere, the Thomas Richards House, has an idential mantel as Hebron’s Gift in the living room. An intinerant carpenter was mostlikely passing into the are a in 1800.
    Audrey Delano and I were restoring at the same time in the 1960’s. I have many stories to tell you about your house.

  4. Audrey Edwards

    Audrey Delano and I were restoring our houses at the same time in the 1960’s; thus, I have many stories to tell you about your house.

  5. Audrey: Thanks for sharing and posting.

  6. Stephanie Ricketts

    Audrey…please share. Contact us through the blog.
    Jeff and Stephanie Ricketts

  7. John Day (1705-1775) was my 5xGGF

    • Thanks for sharing that DS.

    • I’m also a John Day descendant and have researched the line since the 1970’s. Helped co-author a history of several lines, printed in 2013. Contact me for information needed.

      • Sure I’m interested. How can I contact you? The earliest record I can find for John Day is a 24 Sep 1731 quaker record in the Philadelphia MM minutes that reads “…application being made on behalf of John Day for a certificate to Nottingham MM where he is gone to live.” Have you been able to find anything earlier?

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