- Michael F. Trostel
Carroll, Charles (22 March 1723–23 March 1783), politician and landowner, was born in Annapolis, Maryland, the son of Charles Carroll, a physician, and Dorothy Blake. The Carrolls and the Blakes were among the most prominent Roman Catholic families in Maryland. In 1734 Dr. Carroll sent his son to Europe for a Catholic education at the English College at Bairro Alto, Lisbon, Portugal. In 1738, after a violent falling out with other Carrolls in Annapolis, Dr. Carroll became a member of the Anglican church and transferred his son to Eton. After Eton the young Charles Carroll went to Clare College, Cambridge, returning to Annapolis in 1746. From 1751 until 1753 he studied law at the Middle Temple, London....