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

Betts; Anne (1657-?), who married George
Downes; Katherine, who married John Nelson;
and Mary. MARRIED by 1670/71 Blandina Risdon
(?-1727). CHILDREN. SONS. William (1674/75-?);
John (1679-1743); George; Risdon; Thomas Boz-
man (ca. 1693-1752), who married first, in 1715
Mary (1691-?), widow of both Rev. John Allen
(?-1708) and Rev. William Glen (?-1713) and
daughter of Nicholas Lowe (ca. 1662-1714), and
second, in 1735/36 Elizabeth, widow of Jonathan
Taylor and daughter of (first name unknown)
Sherwood. DAUGHTERS. Mary (1670/71 -by 1716),
who married in 1686 Marcy Fountaine; Naomi
(1672/73-by 1716); Bridget (1677-died in in-
fancy); Bridget (1687-1759); and Ann (?-1751).

PRIVATE CAREER. EDUCATION: literate. RELIGIOUS
AFFILIATION: Protestant. OCCUPATIONAL PRO-
FILE, planter. PUBLIC CAREER. LEGISLATIVE SER-
VICE: Lower House, Somerset County, 1692-1693
(elected to fill vacancy in the 1st session), 1694-
1697, 1697/98-1700, 1701-1704. OTHER PROVIN-
CIAL OFFICES: naval officer, Pocomoke, 1698-
1705, justice, Provincial Court, 1705-1706. LOCAL
OFFICES: justice, Somerset County, 1694-1705,
1713-1716 (quorum, 1694-1705; chief justice,
1713-1716); coroner, Somerset County, 1705,
1711/12, 1713; sheriff, Somerset County, 1707-

1710. WEALTH DURING LIFETIME. LAND AT

FIRST ELECTION: at least 400 acres. WEALTH AT
DEATH. DIED: will probated on September 26,
1716. PERSONAL PROPERTY: TEV, £230.2.5 (in-
cluding 5 slaves, 1 servant, and books). LAND: 4
tracts of unspecified acreage; he had given at least
400 acres to his two sons in 1711.

BOZMAN (BOSMAN), THOMAS (ca. 1693-
1752). BORN: ca. 1693, probably in Somerset
County. NATIVE: third generation. RESIDED: in
Somerset County; Oxford Neck, Talbot County,

ca. 1715. FAMILY BACKGROUND. FATHER John
Bozman (1650-1716). MOTHER: Blandina Risdon
(?-1727). BROTHERS: William (1674/75-?); John
(1679-1743); George; and Risdon. SISTERS: Mary
(1670/71-by 1716); Naomi (1672/73-by 1716);
Bridget (1677-died in infancy); Bridget (1687-
1759); and Ann (?-1751). MARRIED on May 27,
1715, Mary (1691-?), widow of both Rev. John
Allen (?-1708) and Rev. William Glen (?-1713),
who had accidentally shot and killed her first hus-
band, Rev. John Allen, while they were hunting
wild turkeys; daughter of Nicholas Lowe (ca.
1662-1714). Her brothers were Nicholas (1697-
1745), who married Margaret; Vincent (ca. 1702-
?); and Henry (ca. 1702-1704). Her sisters were
Dorothy (1700-?), who married first, Francis Har-

rison (?-1722), and second, Joseph Eason; Sarah,
who married first, (first name unknown) Long,
and second, (first name unknown) Pattison;
Elizabeth, who married William Wood; and Pru-
dence (1695-?), who married (first name un-
known) Price. MARRIED second, on January 20,
1735/36, Elizabeth Sherwood, widow of Jonathan
Taylor. CHILDREN. SONS: John (?-1767), who mar-
ried in 1754 Lucretia Leeds; Thomas (ca. 1717-?),
who was lost at sea. STEPSONS Nicholas Glen
(1710-?); John Glen (1712-?); and Thomas Taylor
(?-by 1747). DAUGHTERS: Mary Anne (ca. 1715-
1775), who married first, William Dickinson, and
second, Thomas Loveday; Prudence (ca. 1720-?),
who married John Sherwood (?-1745); Sarah (ca.
1721-?), who married in 1739 Elijah Skillington;
(first name unknown), who married Robert Har-
wood; Mary Memorial; Elizabeth (1728-1729);
and Elizabeth, who married first, in 1755 Rev.
John Belchier, who was already married and who
deserted her, and second, in 1756 Rev. Thomas
Bacon, rector of St. Peter's Parish, Talbot County.
STEPDAUGHTERS: Elizabeth Allen (ca. 1708-?),
who married in 1732 William Thomas (1705-
1767); Rachel Taylor, who married James
Dickinson (ca. 1726-1787). PRIVATE CAREER. ED-
UCATION: literate. RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION: Angli-
can, St. Peter's Parish, Talbot County; his second
wife was a Quaker. SOCIAL STATUS AND ACTIVI-
TIES: Gent., 1720. OCCUPATIONAL PROFILE proba-
bly a planter; officeholder. PUBLIC CAREER. LEGIS-
LATIVE SERVICE: Lower House, Talbot County,
1723-1724 (elected to the 2nd session to fill va-
cancy; Elections 2). OTHER PROVINCIAL OFFICE:
surveyor and searcher, Oxford, at least by 1741-
1752. LOCAL OFFICES: St. Peter's Parish Vestry,
Talbot County, in office 1717-1720, 1728-1731,
1736-1739, 1743-1746; sheriff, Talbot County, in
office 1720, 1721, 1725-1728, 1731, 1732, and
1733; commissioner, Talbot County Free School,
in office 1723; deputy commissary, Talbot County,
in office 1724-1734; justice, Talbot County, 1725-
1751 (quorum, 1734-1751); visitor, Talbot County
Free School, in office 1727; receiver, baliff, and
collector of quitrents, Talbot County, appointed
January 1733/34; justice, Court of Oyer and Ter-
miner and Gaol Delivery, Talbot County, commis-
sioned 1741. MILITARY SERVICE colonel, 1746.

WEALTH DURING LIFETIME. LAND AT FIRST

ELECTION at least 350 acres in Talbot County (all
by purchase or patent). SIGNIFICANT CHANGES IN

LAND BETWEEN FIRST ELECTION AND DEATH

controlled 400 acres in Talbot County for his step-
son John Glen from ca. 1719 to ca. 1744; con-
trolled at least 727 acres in Talbot and Dorchester

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