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A Biographical Dictionary of the Maryland Legislature 1635-1789 by Edward C. Papenfuse, et. al.
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BAL BIOGRAPHIES

1641, present 1641/42. LOCAL OFFICES sheriff
and coroner, St. Mary's County, 1638/39-1641.
MILITARY SERVICE: sergeant, 1638/39. OUT OF
COLONY SERVICE: justice, Northumberland
County, Virginia, probably 1652-1653, Westmore-
land County, Virginia, 1653-1654; captain, by
1650; major at death. STANDS ON PUBLIC/PRI-
VATE ISSUES: a commander of the rebel forces dur-
ing Ingle's Rebellion. WEALTH DURING LIFETIME,
LAND AT FIRST ELECTION: no evidence of any.
WEALTH AT DEATH. DIED: an inventory of his es-
tate was taken in 1655. LAND: at least 840 acres
owned with his brother in Northumberland
County, Virginia.

BALDWIN, JOHN (?-1752). BORN: probably in
Anne Arundel County; eldest son. NATIVE: at least
third generation. RESIDED: in Cecil County by

1729. FAMILY BACKGROUND. FATHER: John Bald-
win (?-1715), of Anne Arundel County. MOTHER.
Hester. BROTHERS: Thomas; James (?-by 1725).
SISTERS: Catharine (1705-1733), who married by
1725 Charles Griffith (1693-1771); Mary, who
married by 1725 Robert Lusby. NIECE. Catherine
Griffith (1732-1793), who married Nicholas Wor-
thington (1734-1793). MARRIED by 1728 Mary,
widow of John Thompson, daughter of William
Dare (?-1719). ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: possibly
married second, by 1743 Mary, daughter of Domi-
nick Carroll. CHILDREN. DAUGHTERS: Hester
Thompson; Catherine, who married in 1750/51
George Milligan, a merchant, of Chestertown,
Kent County; Mary Knight. PRIVATE CAREER.
EDUCATION literate. RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION: An-
glican. SOCIAL STATUS AND ACTIVITIES: Gent.,
1718; Mr., 1745. OCCUPATIONAL PROFILE: possi-
bly a planter. PUBLIC CAREER. LEGISLATIVE SER-
VICE: Lower House, Cecil County, 1749 (election
voided on June 6, 1749, when the Lower House
judged that the election was not free). LOCAL OF-
FICES justice, Cecil County, in office 1723-1727,
1734-at least 1751 (quorum, 1734-at least 1751);
sheriff, Cecil County, 1727-1730, 1736-1739;
North Sassafras Parish Vestry, Cecil County, in
office ca. 1728, 1732-1733; justice, Court of Oyer
and Terminer and Gaol Delivery, Cecil County,
commissioned 1742 and 1749. MILITARY SERVICE:
captain, by 1736; major, by 1740; colonel, by
1752. WEALTH DURING LIFETIME. LAND AT
FIRST ELECTION: 675 acres in Anne Arundel and
Cecil counties, and 2 lots in Cecil County (280
acres from his wife's dower); he had been very ac-
tive in buying and selling land prior to his first
election. WEALTH AT DEATH. DIED will probated
on August 15, 1752, in Cecil County. LAND: ca.

666 acres in Anne Arundel and Cecil counties,
plus 3 lots in Cecilton, Cecil County, and 1 lot in
Fredericktown, Cecil County.

BALLARD, CHARLES (ca. 1670-ca. 1724/25).
BORN. ca. 1670 in Somerset County; younger son.
NATIVE: second generation. RESIDED: in Manokin
Hundred, Somerset County. FAMILY BACK-
GROUND. FATHER: Charles Ballard (?-1682), who
immigrated in 1665, was both literate and a mer-
chant, and who served as a justice of Somerset
County from 1670 to 1676 and from 1676 to 1682.
MOTHER. Sarah, widow of both John Elzey and
Thomas Jordan, whose fourth husband was
Stephen Luffe (?-1693). BROTHERS: Henry (1666-
1697); Jarvis (?-1765). SISTERS: Sarah (1668-?),
who married Randall Revell, son of Randall Re-
veil (ca. 1611-1686/87); Elizabeth, who married
first, John King, second, Thomas Wilson, and
third, Peter Dent (ca. 1665-1710/11). MARRIED
Eleanor, daughter of Robert King (?-1697). Her
brother was Robert King (1689-1755). Her sister
was Mary (1674-1744), who married first, Francis
Jenkins (ca. 1650-1710), second, Rev. John Henry
(?-1717), and third, Rev. John Hampton (?-
1720/21). CHILDREN. SONS: Henry; Charles.
DAUGHTERS: Sarah; Anna; Isabella; Alice; and
Elizabeth. PRIVATE CAREER. EDUCATION: literate.
RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION: Protestant, probably a
Presbyterian. SOCIAL STATUS AND ACTIVITIES:
Gent., by 1694. OCCUPATIONAL PROFILE: planter.

PUBLIC CAREER. LEGISLATIVE SERVICE: Lower

House, Somerset County, 1715. LOCAL OFFICES:
justice, Somerset County, 1699-1724/25; coroner,
Somerset County, 1705, 1711-1713. MILITARY
SERVICE: captain, 1701; major, by 1722/23.
WEALTH DURING LIFETIME. LAND AT FIRST

ELECTION: ca. 1,200 acres. WEALTH AT DEATH.
DIED: between November 1724 and January 21,
1724/25. PERSONAL PROPERTY: TEV, £683.10.2
(including 17 slaves and books). LAND: over 600
acres.

BANCKES (BANKS, BANCKS), WILLIAM (?-

1806). BORN: probably in Queen Anne's County,
of age by 1776; oldest, and possibly only, son. NA-
TIVE: at least second generation. RESIDED: in
Queen Anne's County; Caroline County, 1776.
FAMILY BACKGROUND. FATHER: William Banckes
(?-1766), of Queen Anne's County; a merchant
who probably declared insolvency in 1763.
MOTHER: Deborah, daughter of John Hawkins (?-
ca. 1745), of Queen Anne's County, and wife Deb-
orah Grundy Pemberton (?-1749). HALF UNCLE:
Grundy Pemberton (?-1768). OTHER KINSHIP:
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