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Thursday, November 6, 2014

Those Places Thursday: Day-Deans-King House

In 1696, my 9th-great-grandfather Nicholas Day purchased land in Baltimore County, Maryland, in the area that is now Kingsville. In 1710, his son, also named Nicholas Day, constructed a stone house on the land. The house is located at 11750 Belair Road (Route 1), Kingsville.

In his will, written on 31 March 1739 and proved on 25 May 1739, the younger Nicholas Day left this land, called William the Conquerer, to his sons Thomas and Laban Day. In 1748, Thomas and Laban sold the property to Reverend Hugh Deans, the rector of In 1748, Thomas and Laban sold the property to Reverend Hugh Deans, the rector of St. John's Parish in Joppa Town. He lived on the property until his death in 1777. The house's two-story ell was probably added while Reverend Deans was living on the property.

In 1816, the property was purchased by Abraham King. The town of Kingsville got its name from Abraham.

In 1913, Frank J. and Caroline Groettner purchased the property, and it became a restaurant, the Kingsville Inn. In 1969, Lassahn Funeral Home purchased the property, and a wood-frame addition was constructed about 1990.

Historic American Buildings Survey. E. H. Pickering, Photographer. December 1936 - Kingsville Inn (Interiors), 11750 Belair Road (U.S. Route 1), Kingsville, Baltimore County, MD. Available from Library of Congress.

Historic American Buildings. Survey E. H. Pickering, Photographer. December 1936 INTERIOR SHOWING MANTEL - Kingsville Inn (Interiors), 11750 Belair Road (U.S. Route 1), Kingsville, Baltimore County, MD. Available from Library of Congress.

11750 Belair Road, Kingsville, Maryland. From Google Earth.

References
Kingsville, Maryland
Maryland Historical Trust Inventory of Historic Properties: Day-Deans-King House
Will of Nicholas Day, of Baltimore Co. dated 31 March 1738

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