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A Biographical Dictionary of the Maryland Legislature 1635-1789 by Edward C. Papenfuse, et. al.
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1786), who married Richard Tilghman Earle
(1728/29-1788). PRIVATE CAREER. EDUCATION:
literate. RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION: Anglican. SO-
CIAL STATUS AND ACTIVITIES: Gent., 1726; Esq.,

1756; Hon., 1769. OCCUPATIONAL PROFILE acted
as supercargo (factor) on the ship Squire, 1719; a
merchant in Liverpool, England, 1718/19-
1722/23; acquired the business of Messrs. Ratch-
dale, Norris & Co., of Liverpool, England, in part-
nership with his father and widowed sister-in-law,
Margaret Clay Chamberlaine, 1723; planter and
merchant, 1726; officeholder. PUBLIC CAREER.
LEGISLATIVE SERVICE Lower House, Talbot
County, 1728-1731 (Accounts 1-5); Upper House,
1739-1741 (appointed during the convention, but
did not attend until the 1st session), 1742-1744,
1745, 1745/46-1748 (Bills of Credit-Paper Cur-
rency 3), 1749-1751 (Bills of Credit-Paper Cur-
rency 1), 1751-1754, 1754-1757 (Bills of Credit-
Paper Currency 3, 4), 1757-1758 (Bills of Credit-
Paper Currency 1, Cv, 2), 1758-1761 (Bills of
Credit-Paper Currency 2, 3), 1762-1763 (Bills of
Credit-Paper Currency 1), 1765-1766 (Bills of
Credit-Paper Currency 2), 1768 (resigned before
the 2nd session). OTHER PROVINCIAL OFFICES:
Council, 1739-1769 (nominated on June 2, 1739;
qualified on April 22, 1740; resigned on June 22,
1769); commissioner to supervise the survey defin-
ing the territorial limits of Maryland, 1739; naval
officer, Pocomoke, commissioned 1740 and 1742,
Oxford, 1754-1768 (resigned in favor of his son
Samuel). LOCAL OFFICES: justice, Talbot County,
1723-at least 1738 (quorum, 1732-at least 1738);
St. Peter's Parish Vestry, Talbot County, elected

1725. WEALTH DURING LIFETIME. PERSONAL

PROPERTY executed a deed of gift of 15 slaves to
his son Samuel Chamberlaine (1742-1811), 1762.
LAND AT FIRST ELECTION 220 acres and 14 lots
in Talbot County (10 lots in Oxford by deed of
gift from his first father-in-law; 220 acres and 4
lots in Oxford by purchase). SIGNIFICANT

CHANGES IN LAND BETWEEN FIRST ELECTION

AND DEATH: acquired 5,893 acres in Talbot
County by purchase or patent between 1729 and
1772; disposed of 3,150 acres in Talbot County
between 1729 and 1772, of which at least 120
acres were sold and 1,941 acres, plus all lots in
Oxford, were given by deeds of gift to three of his

sons. WEALTH AT DEATH. DIED: On April 29,

1773, at his home in Talbot County. PERSONAL
PROPERTY TEV, £5,067.11.8 current money (in-
cluding 54 slaves, at least 335 oz. plate, and
books); FB, £1,350.5.10. LAND: 2,962 acres in Tal-
bot County.

CHAMBERLAINE, SAMUEL (1742-1811).
BORN: on August 23, 1742, at "Plain Dealing,"
Tred Avon River, Talbot County; third son. NA-
TIVE: second generation. RESIDED: in Talbot
County; "Bonfield," near Oxford, Talbot County,
1773. FAMILY BACKGROUND. FATHER: Samuel

Chamberlaine (1698-1773). MOTHER: Henrietta
Maria (ca. 1711-1748), daughter of James Lloyd
(1679/80-1723). UNCLE. Robert Lloyd (ca. 1712-
1770). AUNTS: Margaret Lloyd (1714-ca. 1785),
who married William Tilghman (1711-1782);
Anne Lloyd (ca. 1723-1794), who married Mat-
thew Tilghman (1717/18-1790). BROTHERS:
Thomas (1731-1764); James Lloyd Chamberlaine
(1732-1783); Richard; and Robert. SISTERS: Hen-
rietta Maria (1739-1777); Anne (1734-1786), who
married Richard Tilghman Earle (1728/29- 1788).
FIRST COUSINS. Richard Tilghman (1740-1809);
Margaret Tilghman (1742-1817), who married
Charles Carroll, Barrister (1723-1783); Deborah
Lloyd, who married Peregrine Tilghman (ca.
1741-1807); and Henrietta Mana Lloyd (?-1822),
who married William Hayward, Jr. (ca. 1758-
1834). NEPHEW: Samuel Earle (1756-1790).
NIECES: Henrietta Maria Chamberlaine (?-1804),
who married William Hayward, Jr. (ca. 1758-
1834); Henrietta Maria Nicols (1761-1818), who
married Samuel Earle (1756-1790). MARRIED on
January 15, 1772, Henrietta Maria (1750-1832),
daughter of Henry Hollyday (ca. 1725-1789);
granddaughter of both James Hollyday (1696-
1747) and George Robins (1697-1742); stepgrand-
daughter of William Goldsborough (1709-1760);
niece of James Hollyday (1722-1786), Margaret
Robins (1734-1808), who married William Hay-
ward (?-1791); and Henrietta Maria Robins
(1736-1791), who married James Lloyd Chamber-
laine (1732-1783); half niece of both Edward
Lloyd (1711-1770) and Richard Lloyd (1717-
1786). Her brothers were Henry (?-died young);
James Hollyday (1758-1807); Thomas (1760-
1823); and Henry (1771-1850). Her sisters were
Sarah (1753-?); Anna Maria (1756-?), who mar-
ried George Gale (1756-1815); Rebecca (1762-by
1812), who married Nicholas Hammond (1758-
1830); Elizabeth (1768-?); and Margaret (1774-?).
Her first cousin was Henrietta Maria Chamber-
laine (?-1804), who married William Hayward, Jr.
(ca. 1758-1834). CHILDREN. SONS. James Lloyd
(1785-1844), who married in 1818 his first cousin
Anna Maria, daughter of Nicholas Hammond
(1758-1830); Henry (1787-?), who married in
1811 his first cousin Henrietta Maria Elizabeth,
daughter of George Gale (1756-1815); Samuel
(1790-1828), who married in 1814 Ariana Wor-
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