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by 1784). Her sister was Susanna (1757-?), who
married Nicholas Lingan. CHILDREN. SONS: Nicho-
las; Edmund (?-1822), who married in 1818 Char-
lotte Elizabeth Moss (?-1823); Henry; and John,
who married Sarah Lane. DAUGHTER. Margaretta
Clare, who married in 1807 Clement Smith. PRI-
VATE CAREER. EDUCATION: entered Clare College,
Cambridge University, England, in November
1757; admitted to the Middle Temple in Novem-
ber 1757. RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION: Anglican, St.
Anne's Parish, Anne Arundel County. SOCIAL

TIONAL PROFILE: lawyer, admitted to the Annapo-
lis Mayor's Court in 1761; merchant with store in
Annapolis in partnership with Thomas Harwood
III from 1769 to 1778; planter. PUBLIC CAREER.
LEGISLATIVE SERVICE: Lower House, Annapolis,
1777 (Claims 2), 1777-1778 (Grievances 1, 2;
Laws to Expire 1-3; Loan Office 1), 1778-1779
(Claims 1, 2; resigned on July 22, 1779). OTHER
STATE OFFICE: Executive Council, 1779-1780. LO-
CAL OFFICES: Committee of Observation, Anne
Arundel County, elected 1774 and 1775; clerk,
Anne Arundel County, 1765-at least 1777;
churchwarden, St. Anne's Parish, Anne Arundel
County, in office 1767-1768; justice, Anne Arun-
del County, in office 1777, 1778, 1782-at least
1805; justice, Orphans' Court, Anne Arundel
County, 1777-1790; alderman, Annapolis, in of-
fice 1780, 1782, 1783, 1785, 1789, 1791, and 1792
(resigned); mayor, Annapolis, 1780-1781; commis-
sioner of tax, Anne Arundel County, 1783-1798.

ERTY £500.0.0 sterling and books inherited from
his father in 1766; received £2,052.0.0 current
money as his share of the business when the part-
nership with Thomas Harwood III was dissolved
in 1778; 4 slaves and their children inherited from
his mother in 1782; assessed value £1,807.18.4,
including 30 slaves and 229 oz. plate, 1783. LAND
AT FIRST ELECTION 313 acres in Anne Arundel
County and 1 lot in Annapolis (all from his father
by gift or inheritance). Brice probably also con-
trolled the 987 acres in Anne Arundel County in
which his mother held a life estate under the terms
of his father's will. SIGNIFICANT CHANGES IN

received title to his mother's 987 acres in Anne
Arundel County, plus 1 lot in Annapolis, when
she died in 1782. Brice consolidated his Anne
Arundel County land into large tracts under three
patents in 1809 and 1812. He gave one of these
tracts, 365 acres, to his son Edmund in 1812.
WEALTH AT DEATH. DIED between April 22 and
July 26, 1820, in Annapolis. Buried in St. Paul's

Church Cemetery in Baltimore City. PERSONAL
PROPERTY: TEV, $1,080.67 (including $300.00 in
the bank and $210.00 in his pocket). The bulk of
his personal property had probably been given to
his children before his death. LAND. ca. 1,000 acres
in Anne Arundel County, plus 2 lots in Annapo-

BRISCOE, PHILIP (?-ca 1724/25) IMMI-
GRATED: origins uncertain, but in Maryland by
1684 as a free adult. RESIDED: in St. Mary's
County; Charles County by 1696. FAMILY BACK-
GROUND. Perhaps a descendant of Dr. John
Briscoe, of Cumberland, England, who had come
to Maryland with Leonard Calvert in 1634. MAR-
RIED first, Mary Foster. MARRIED second, Susan-
nah, daughter of Edward Swan. CHILDREN. SONS:
John (1678-1734), who married Eleanor, probably
the daughter of Samuel Williamson (1658-1729);
Philip, who married Susannah, daughter of Ralph
Williamson; Edward (1685-1726), who married
Susannah, daughter of Gerard Slye (1654-by
1703); George (?-1733); and James. DAUGHTERS.
Sarah; Judith (?-1738), who married first, Charles
Ashcom, and second, Thomas Brooke (1706-
1749), son of Thomas Brooke (1683- 1744); Susan-
County, 1699-1700 (elected to the 3rd session).
LOCAL OFFICES: justice, St. Mary's County, by
1691/92-1696, Charles County, 1696-1708/9;
King and Queen Parish Vestry, St. Mary's
County, 1693-1696. WEALTH DURING LIFETIME.
LAND AT FIRST ELECTION: at least 280 acres.
WEALTH AT DEATH. DIED will probated on Janu-
ary 29, 1724/25. PERSONAL PROPERTY: TEV,
£671.19.9 (including 14 slaves and numerous
books); FB, £490.7.2. LAND: over 600 acres.

BROGDEN, WILLIAM (1742/43-1824). BORN
on March 8, 1742/43, in All Hallow's Parish,
Anne Arundel County; eldest son. NATIVE, at least
third generation. RESIDED, at "Rowdown," Rhode
River Hundred, Anne Arundel County. FAMILY
BACKGROUND. FATHER: Rev. William Brogden
(1710-1770), born in Calvert County, an Anglican
minister ordained in 1735, rector of Dorchester
Parish in Dorchester County from 1735/36 to
1737, All Hallow's Parish in Anne Arundel
County from 1739 to 1751, Queen Anne Parish in
Prince George's County from 1751 until death. He
married first, Sarah, widow of Basil Waring, Wil-
liam Barton (1667/68-1705), and Col. James



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