CLOSE
( E-Mail, User ID, or Auctioneer ID )
(Uncheck if using a shared computer)
 
 
 
 


Auction Information
Auctioneer Howard B. Parzow, Auctioneer 301-351-6544
Auction Date Feb 17 Auction
Location
The Frederick Fairgrounds
797 East Patrick Street, Building 12
Frederick, MD
Time 09:00AM
Auctioneer's Other ListingsE-mail AuctioneerAuctioneer's Web Site
View Full Photo Gallery
  • 1

    1

  • 2

    2

  • 3

    3

Auction Listing
AuctionZip Auctioneer ID# 2894
HOWARD B. PARZOW, AUCTIONEER
IS PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE...
"OUR ANNUAL VALENTINE'S ESTATE AUCTION"

FEATURING ITEMS FROM THE HISTORIC "BARLEYWOOD FARM 1793". THE CURRENT HOME OF THE CLAGGETT DESCENDENTS AFTER WHICH "THE CLAGGETT DIOCESAN CENTER" IN BUCKEYSTOWN, MARYLAND IS NAMED. 
THE BARLEYWOOD FARM HAS BEEN IN THE CLAGGETT FAMILY FOR OVER 225 YEARS. DEACON TOM CLAGGETT, NOW RETIRED, HAS DECIDED TO DOWNSIZE TO A SMALLER RESIDENCE. PARZOW AUCTIONS IS PROUD TO HAVE BEEN CHOSEN TO ASSIST TOM CLAGGETT IN HIS DOWNSIZING PROCESS.

ALSO FEATURING THE ESTATE OF THE LATE ARDELL E. RATLIFF OF DAMASCUS, MARYLAND
PLUS OTHER CONSIGNORS FROM FREDERICK, MARYLAND AND ANNANDALE, VIRGINIA

                                
                            PLUS SO MUCH MORE COMING AS OF THIS WRITING!!!
HUNDREDS OF LOTS TO BE SOLD IN THIS ONE DAY AUCTION EVENT-NO RESERVES-NO INTERNET BIDDING!!!
AUCTION TO BE HELD SATURDAY, FEB. 17th 2017
AUCTION STARTING AT 9:00 A.M. • DOORS OPEN AT 8:00 A.M.
LOCATION OF AUCTION: THE FREDERICK FAIRGROUNDS (INDOORS - HEATED BUILDING #12)
797 EAST PATRICK STREET HISTORIC FREDERICK, MARYLAND 21701
PLEASE GO TO WWW.AUCTIONZIP.COM (AUCTIONEERS ID#2894) TO VIEW HUNDREDS OF PHOTOS FOR THIS LARGE AUCTION. MORE PHOTOS TO BE ADDED RIGHT UP UNTIL FRIDAY, FEB 16TH. SO PLEASE KEEP CHECKING OUR WEB SITE. ITEMS STILL ARRIVING FOR THIS AUCTION EVENT!!!
TERMS OF AUCTION: Cash, Traveler’s Checks. 10% Buyer’s Premium Added To The Hammer Price. Out-Of-State Dealers: Your Tax Number Or Retail Sales Tax Number Is Welcome With A Copy Of Your Current Tax License. Out-Of -State Buyers Must Have A Bank Letter Dated 3 Days Prior To FEB 17th, 2017 Stating That Their Checking Account Has A No Bounce Check History If Wishing To Write A Check. We Accept Checks From Maryland Residents. The Auctioneer Has The Right To Refuse Anyone's Check If He Wishes To Do So. All Items Sold Where-Is And As-Is. All Announcements Made On Auction Day Shall Take Precedence Over Previously Distributed Information. We Do Not Accept Credit Cards And No Internet Bidding.
FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THIS AUCTION OR CONSIGNING TO OUR MONTHLY AUCTIONS PLEASE CONTACT:
HOWARD B. PARZOW, AUCTIONEER WWW.PARZOWAUCTIONS.COM 
CELL 301-351-6544 
E-MAIL HPARZOW@AOL.COM
Howard Parzow, Auctioneer
hparzow@aol.com
For over 225 years, Barleywood has been in The Claggett Family and now this historic home
and land will go up for sale. Parzow Auctions will auction off the furnishings
including furniture, glassware and china among many other items still yet to be uncovered.
on Saturday, February 17th at The Frederick Fairgrounds.
J. B. Powell, Realtor, will be handling the actual sale of the home and properties.

 Barleywood... A Rich History  

Barleywood is originally part of the Merryland tract that was originally surveyed as 5,000 acres for Benjamin Tasker on November 14, 1730.
Petersville, Weverton, Brunswick and Knoxville have since been built, in whole or in part, on “Merryland” which thus represents
the most southwesterly tract in Frederick County. It was originally a part of Prince George’s county.

An increase in the survey was granted by Governor Benedict Leonard Calvert to Captain John Colville on November 5 1731.
At the death of Capt. John Colville (Jan 20, 1756), which occurred before the land was subdivided, his son Thomas was made
executor of the estate and in turn at his death Frances Colville (Thomas’s widow) became the executor and with her was appointed
George Washington and John West, Jr. This tract remained intact until near the time of the Revolutionary War,
when it was bought by British subjects Adam Stewart, Thomas Montgomerie and Cumberland Wilson. Among the families which
settled on “the Tract” as it was called at an early date are those of Lee, West, Morrison, Hillearly, Claggett, Crampton, and Garrett.
Barleywood Farm appears to have been carved from the Merryland Tract (either "Locust Grove" or "Resurvey on Maryland" Lot No. 10)
on the west side of the Petersville to Berlin road.

The current house, was built by Erasmus West in 1793. The property was a wedding present to him and his wife, Eleanor Belt.
They was the first to live in the house. In 1835, Reverend Richard H. Phillips from St. Mark’s Episcopal Church,
established a female seminary at Barleywood. A report about the school was made and recorded on May 28, 1843
at the Annual Convention of the Protestant Episcopal Church of Maryland. The school is in a state of high prosperity,
and its beneficial effects are already felt throughout the neighborhood. It is described as a boarding school where a
finished education on Gospel principles may be obtained, it offers advantages surpassed by few.

In 1852 Reverend George Lewis Staley established Linwood Academy in Petersville. Rev. Staley’s school grew quickly,
prompting him to move the school to Barleywood where he was able to accommodate four additional students per session.
A highly selective institution, Rev. Staley’s Barleywood Academy limited its acceptance to sixteen students who paid $85.00
for a five-month session. After three years of operation, in 1856, Rev. Staley moved to Baltimore. This school too was short-lived,
 being forced to close at the onset of the Civil War.

Shortly after the closing of the school, Barleywood went to Erasmus West’s granddaughter, Elizabeth West and her husband, Samuel Claggett.
There is an old guest book with a note from ancestor saying she “sassed” Yankee soldiers at Barleywood in 1865.
It is also documented in the diary of Elizabeth and Samuel’s niece, Mary West that the Claggett family was living at Barleywood in 1887.

The Claggett’s first came to America in 1670. Captain Thomas Clagett was born in St. Leonard, Eastwich, London, England in 1645.
He settled in Maryland. His great-grandson was Bishop Thomas John Claggett, born Oct. 2, 1743 in Prince George’s County.
(The second “g” in Claggett did not appear until Bishop Claggett.)
Bishop Claggett served as a priest at several Maryland churches after becoming a Deacon,
then a Priest by the Bishop of London. He then became the first Episcopal Bishop of Maryland and the first bishop to be
consecrated on American soil on Sept. 17, 1792 at Trinity Church in New York City. In 1793, he performed the first confirmation
of an American Citizen at All Saints Episcopal Church in Frederick, MD. In 1800, he was selected Chaplain of the United States Senate
where he served through the end of the session. He passed away Aug. 3, 1816 and is interred at the Washington National Cathedral
with his wife. Their epitaphs were written by friend and fellow churchman, Francis Scott Key. The Episcopal Diocese of Maryland
currently owns and runs a Diocesan Conference Center in Buckeystown, Maryland named for Bishop Claggett.
The aforementioned Samuel Claggett is the grandson of Bishop Claggett and the current owner’s great grandfather.

A WORD FROM THE AUCTIONEER...

I would like to introduce myself to you, I'm Howard Parzow, Auctioneer and have been in the auction business since 1976
providing my services to many families in the greater Frederick, Maryland area. I'm very proud that my auction firm, Parzow Auctions
has been chosen to assist The Claggett Family in the process of auctioning off the fine furnishings of The Historic Barleywood Estate.
For many years I have driven past The Barleywood Farm along Route 180 always taking notice of the large barn
with the bold words painted "Barleywood C.1793". Since I'm a real American history buff  I always wondered who has lived there since 1793,
however I've now learned Barleywood dates back even further. Most of the furnishings have been in this home for over 150 years or so.
From the moment I walked through the front door I wanted to learn all I could about this historic home located here in Frederick County.
Deacon Tom Claggett and his wonderful daughter, Anne, have giving me a treasure load of information on the history of Barleywood including
an incident involving Anne's distant relative, Mary West Schnauffer who did not care much for the Northern Troops.
An old guest book with a note from Mary saying how she “sassed” those Yankee soldiers in 1865. 
"Those damn Yankees" as she called them, had camped on the Claggett property on their way to Harper's Ferry!!!
Time moves on...
As with many families I work with, the younger generations can not maintain these properties or have already established their own families and homes.
  Now the auction going public has the chance to purchase a part of this Historic Estate. Whether if you are a collector, dealer or want to purchase items
to decorate your own home, don't miss this auction.
 The homes contents will be moved to The Frederick Fairgrounds for the convenience of location, heated building (winter ain't over yet, folks)
and with plenty of free parking. I hope all of you can make plans to attend this auction. Thank you. 



Auctioneer License Information:

    Auction Listings provided by AuctionZip.com. Although the information published herein is from sources deemed reliable, AuctionZip.com expressly disclaims any liability for errors, omissions or changes regarding any information provided for this auction. Potential buyers are urged to verify auction date, time, and content directly through the auctioneer's website or by contacting the auctioneer directly. The terms and conditions of the auction may or may not be published in this listing. ALL TERMS AND CONDITIONS AND OTHER ANNOUNCEMENTS MADE THE DAY OF THE AUCTION ARE BINDING AND TAKE PRECEDENCE OVER ANY INFORMATION FOUND HEREIN.