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

for his loyalty, probably for his services in the Bat-
tle of the Severn. WEALTH DURING LIFETIME.
LAND AT FIRST ELECTION: a freeholder on St.
Clement's Manor, 1657; 500 acres in 1661.
WEALTH AT DEATH. DIED, in the early 1680s.
LAND: at least 600 acres.

BARTON, WILLIAM (1667/68-1705). BORN, on
February 27, 1667/68, in Charles County; oldest
surviving son. NATIVE: third generation. RESIDED:
in Calvert County; Charles County; Prince
George's County, after 1695. FAMILY BACK-
GROUND. FATHER: William Barton (?-1717), son of
William Barton (ca. 1605-early 1680s); a justice of
Charles County from 1672 to 1709 and a militia
captain, but he never held provincial office.
MOTHER. Ann (ca. 1640-?), widow of William
Hungerford. BROTHER. William Barton (1662-by
1667/68). SISTERS: Grace (1659-died young);
Elizabeth (1671/72-?). MARRIED Sarah (?-by
1739), widow of Basil Waring; daughter of Rich-
ard Marsham. She subsequently married by 1709
James Haddock, and finally Rev. William Brog-
den. CHILDREN. STEPSONS: Basil Waring, who mar-
ried Martha, daughter of Thomas Greenfield (ca.
1649-1715); Marsham Waring. DAUGHTERS: Sarah
(?-1733), who married first, by 1713 Samuel Perrie
(?-1729), and second, Patrick Andrew; Katherine,
who married Capt. John Murdock. PRIVATE CA-
REER. EDUCATION: literate. RELIGIOUS AFFILIA-
TION. Anglican. SOCIAL STATUS AND ACTIVITIES:
he was a third generation justice; his family was
very active in negotiations with the Indians on
matters of trade and defense. OCCUPATIONAL PRO-
FILE: Indian trader; merchant; planter. PUBLIC

CAREER. LEGISLATIVE SERVICE: Lower House,

Prince George's County, 1696-1697 (elected to the
5th session; Laws 7), 1697/98-1698 (resigned after
the 2nd session to become sheriff), 1704-1705
(died before the 4th session). LOCAL OFFICES: St.
Paul's Parish Vestry, Calvert County, 1693-1696;
justice, Calvert County, 1694-1695/96, Prince
George's County, 1695/96-1699 (quorum), 1702-
1705 (chief justice, 1704-1705); sheriff, Prince
George's County, 1699-1702, Charles County,
1704/5-1705 (served the remaining term of his
deceased cousin, Thomas Smoote). MILITARY SER-
VICE: major, 1695/96-1703; lieutenant colonel,
1703-1705. WEALTH DURING LIFETIME. LAND AT

FIRST ELECTION: at least 2,243 acres. WEALTH AT
DEATH. DIED: between October 23 and November

6, 1705. PERSONAL PROPERTY: TEV, £1,718.6.10

sterling (including 19 slaves); FB, £1,036.7.2.
LAND: 2,493 acres.

BATEMAN, JOHN (?-1663). BORN, in England.
IMMIGRATED: in 1658 or 1659 as a free adult with
his wife from London, England. RESIDED: in Cal-
vert County. MARRIED ca. 1649 Mary (?-
1666/67), daughter of Margaret Perry. Her
brother was Richard Perry (?-?). CHILDREN.
DAUGHTER: Mary, a minor living in England when
her mother died. PRIVATE CAREER. EDUCATION:
literate. RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION: probably a Prot-
estant. SOCIAL STATUS AND ACTIVITIES: enjoyed
high status on his arrival in Maryland; brought
eight servants with him; he quickly achieved ap-
pointment to the Council. OCCUPATIONAL PRO-
FILE: haberdasher in London in the 1650s; factor
for Henry Scarburgh, merchant of London; entre-
preneur. PUBLIC CAREER. LEGISLATIVE SERVICE:
Upper House, 1661, 1662, 1663 (died before the
2nd session). OTHER PROVINCIAL OFFICES: Coun-
cil, 1660-1663; justice, Provincial Court, 1660-
1663. WEALTH DURING LIFETIME. PERSONAL
PROPERTY, his wife's dower amounted to £500;
Bateman obligated himself to provide her £2,000
from his estate if he predeceased her. LAND AT
FIRST ELECTION, over 2,900 acres. WEALTH AT
DEATH. DIED: will probated on December 3, 1663.
PERSONAL PROPERTY: TEV, 142,606 pounds of
tobacco (including 12 servants, 5 of whom were
blacks), with 89,000 pounds of the tobacco repre-
senting the value of his land; FB, 31,534 pounds of
tobacco. LAND, over 2,900 acres.

BATHURST, EDWARD (?-1709). BORN, proba-
bly in England. IMMIGRATED: in 1694 as a free
adult. RESIDED: in Kent County. MARRIED in 1697
after eloping with Rose Blakiston, daughter of
John Tucker and wife Rose. She was the wife of
Ebenezer Blakiston (1658-1709), nephew of Nehe-
miah Blakiston (?-1693). Her sister was Sarah,
who married William Fitzhugh, of Virginia. ADDI-
TIONAL COMMENTS: Rose was much mistreated by
Blakiston during their marriage, and tried to com-
mit suicide in the 1680s. PRIVATE CAREER. RELI-
GIOUS AFFILIATION: Protestant. SOCIAL STATUS
AND ACTIVITIES: Gent, in 1709. ADDITIONAL
COMMENTS: In 1694 Bathurst accused Elias King
(?- 1706/7) and Mary Tilden of incontinent living.
Bathurst's career was undoubtedly hampered by
his elopement with Rose Blakiston, for which he
was found guilty and fined 1,400 pounds of to-
bacco in 1700. OCCUPATIONAL PROFILE probably
the same Edward Bathurst, a merchant of Lon-
don, England, mentioned in Maryland records
before 1694; an agent for Micajah Perry and his
partners, 1693; merchant. PUBLIC CAREER. LEGIS-
LATIVE SERVICE: Lower House, Kent County,

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