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

British creditors. WEALTH DURING LIFETIME. PER-
SONAL PROPERTY: assessed value £1,613.13.4, in-
cluding 28 slaves and 160 oz. plate, 1783. LAND
AT FIRST ELECTION: ca. 1,700 acres in Anne
Arundel and Cecil counties, plus 2 lots in Annap-
olis (inherited ca. 1,000 acres in Cecil County and
Annapolis lots from his father, 1766; purchased
ca. 700 acres in Anne Arundel County in 1771).

WEALTH AT DEATH. DIED: On July 11, 1801, in

Anne Arundel County. PERSONAL PROPERTY:
TEV, £7,291.3.11 (including 51 slaves and plate);
FB, £624.10.6 prior to the distribution of property
to his widow and children. His land was sold to
pay debts and legacies. LAND: ca. 1,700 acres in
Anne Arundel and Cecil counties, plus 2 lots and
a large house in Annapolis.

BRICE, JOHN (?-1713). BORN: probably in En-
gland. IMMIGRATED: probably in 1696 as a free
adult. ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: he may have been
native born; a John Brice patented land in 1664
that was later owned by the burgess, John Brice.
He may only appear in the records in 1696 when
he came of age. Perhaps his father returned to En-
gland. RESIDED: in Anne Arundel County. FAMILY
BACKGROUND. BROTHER: Thomas, of London, En-
gland. SISTER: Elizabeth Butcher, of Northamp-
ton, England. MARRIED by 1703 Sarah (?-1726),
widow of John Worthington (1650-1701); daugh-
ter of Matthew Howard (ca. 1640-1692/93) and
wife Sarah Dorsey; niece of Cornelius Howard (?-
1680), Elizabeth Howard, who married Henry
Ridgeley (?-1710), and Mary Howard, who mar-
ried John Hammond (1643-1707). Her brothers
were Matthew Howard (ca. 1675-1750); Samuel;
and John. Her first cousins were Charles Ham-
mond (ca. 1670-1713); Thomas Hammond (?-ca.
1724/25); John Hammond (ca. 1665-1742/43);
and Hannah Howard, who married first, Charles
Hammond (ca. 1670-1713), and second, Edmond
Benson (1687-1734). CHILDREN. SON. John (1705-
1766), who married Sarah, daughter of James
Frisby (1684-1719). STEPSONS. John Worthington;
Thomas Worthington (ca. 1691-1753); William
Worthington; and Charles Worthington. DAUGH-
TERS: Ann (1708-1765), who married in 1721
Vachel Denton (ca. 1696-1752); Rachel (1711-
1781), who married Philip Hammond (1697-
1760). STEPDAUGHTER: Sarah Worthington, who
married in 1711 Nicholas Ridgely. PRIVATE CA-
REER. EDUCATION: literate. RELIGIOUS AFFILIA-
TION: Anglican. SOCIAL STATUS AND ACTIVITIES
his first public office came after his marriage to the
widow Worthington. OCCUPATIONAL PROFILE:
planter; factor and agent for Benjamin Halsey &

Company, of England, 1706; merchant. PUBLIC

CAREER. LEGISLATIVE SERVICE: Lower House,

Anne Arundel County, 1709 (election to the 2nd
session voided). LOCAL OFFICES: justice, Anne
Arundel County, 1702-1708, 1709-1713 (quorum,
1705-1708, 1709-1713); coroner, Anne Arundel
County, 1704. WEALTH DURING LIFETIME. LAND
AT FIRST ELECTION: over 2,500 acres. WEALTH AT
DEATH. DIED: in December 1713. PERSONAL PROP-
ERTY: TEV, £4.496.14.11 sterling (including 10
slaves). LAND, over 2,543 acres.

BRICE, JOHN (1738-1820). BORN, in September
1738 in Annapolis, Anne Arundel County; eldest
surviving son. NATIVE: third generation. RESIDED:
on Prince George Street, Annapolis. FAMILY

BACKGROUND. FATHER: John Brice (1705-1766);

clerk of Anne Arundel County from 1734 to 1765;
justice of the Provincial Court from 1 741 to prob-
ably 1766; judge of the Assize of the Western
Shore from 1754 to 1766; son of John Brice (?-
1713). MOTHER: Sarah (1714-1782), daughter of
James Frisby (1684-1719) and wife Ariana (1690-
?); stepdaughter of both Thomas Bordley (ca.
1683-1726) and Edmund Jennings (?-1756);
granddaughter of Matthias Vanderheyden (?-
1729). HALF UNCLE John Beale Bordley
(1726/27-1804). AUNTS: Ariana Margaret Frisby
(1717-?), who married William Harris (1704-
1748); Anne Brice (1708-1765), who married
Vachel Denton (ca. 1696-1752); Rachel Brice
(1711-1786), who married Philip Hammond
(1697-1760). BROTHERS: John (?-died in infancy);
James Brice (1746-1801); Benedict Brice (1749-
1786); and Edmund (?-1784), who married in
1783 Harriet Woodward. SISTERS: Ariana, who
married Dr. David Ross (?-by 1779); Sarah, who
married Richard Henderson; Anne; Margaret
Augustina, who married William Sydebotham;
and Elizabeth, who married first, Lloyd Dulany
(1742-1782), son of Daniel Dulany (1685-1753),
and second, ca. 1785 Walter Dulany, son of Wal-
ter Dulany (?-1773). FIRST COUSINS William Ste-
venson( 1739- 1785); John Hammond (1735- 17 84);
Rezin Hammond (17 45-1809); and Matthias Ham-
mond (1740- 17 86). MARRIED on October 30, 1766,
at St. Margaret's Church, Anne Arundel County,
Mary Clare (1749-1806), daughter of Nicholas
Maccubbin (1709-1787) and wife Mary Clare;
granddaughter of Charles Carroll (1691-1755);
niece of Charles Carroll, Barrister (1723-1783).
Her brothers were Nicholas (Maccubbin) Carroll
(1750/51-1812); John Henry (1754-?); Charles
(1756-?), who married Sarah Allen; James (Mac-
cubbin) Carroll (1761-1832); and Samuel (1763-

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