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A Biographical Dictionary of the Maryland Legislature 1635-1789 by Edward C. Papenfuse, et. al.
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thington Davis; and Richard Lloyd (1792-1831).
DAUGHTERS: Anna Maria (1774-1836), who mar-
ried in 1797 John Goldsborough, Jr., an attorney;
Henrietta Maria (1776-1804); Marion (1778-
1807); Sarah Hollyday (1781-1820), who married
in 1801 John Leeds Kerr (1781-1844), son of Da-
vid Kerr (17 49-1814); and Harriet Rebecca (1783-
?), who married in 1813 her first cousin Levin
Gale (1784-1834), son of George Gale (1756-

1815). PRIVATE CAREER. EDUCATION: literate. RE-
LIGIOUS AFFILIATION: Anglican, St. Peter's Par-
ish, Talbot County. OCCUPATIONAL PROFILE:
farmer; officeholder. PUBLIC CAREER. LEGISLA-
TIVE SERVICE: Lower House, Talbot County, 1778
(elected to the 2nd session of the 1777-1778 As-
sembly to fill vacancy, but did not attend; resigned
on April 11, 1778, to attend to family and private
business matters), 1788. OTHER PROVINCIAL OF-
FICE naval officer, Oxford, 1768-1777 (succeeded
his father who resigned in his favor). LOCAL OF-
FICES: justice, Talbot County, commissioned 1778
(did not qualify); judge, court of appeals, ap-
pointed under the Act to Procure Troops for the
American Army, Talbot County, appointed 1778;
commissioner of tax, Talbot County, 1779-at least
1798; trustee of the poor, Talbot County, in office
1787 and 1793; St. Peter's Parish Vestry, Talbot
County, in office 1788-1789, 1790-1793, 1797,
1805, 1807; judge of elections, Third District, Tal-
bot County, in office 1 800; trustee of the academy
at Easton, Talbot County, in office 1800. STANDS
ON PUBLIC/PRIVATE ISSUES: Historians have iden-
tified Chamberlaine as a religious zealot. His reli-
gious fervor manifested itself in bitter attacks on
Quakers and Methodists in the press, in letters,
and in verbal debates. WEALTH DURING LIFETIME.
PERSONAL PROPERTY, received 15 slaves by deed
of gift from his father, 1762; assessed value
£2,493.6.0, including 66 slaves and 317 oz. 15
dwt. 12 gr. plate, 1783; assessed value £2,287.3.4,
including 72 slaves and 241 oz. plate, 1804. LAND
AT FIRST ELECTION: 2,576 acres, plus lots in Ox-
ford, Talbot County (all inherited or received as
gifts from his father). SIGNIFICANT CHANGES IN

LAND BETWEEN FIRST ELECTION AND DEATH:

resurveyed 4 of the tracts he owned at first elec-
tion for a net loss of 92 acres in Talbot County,
1783; purchased or patented 253 acres in Talbot
County between 1787 and 1803; sold at least 33
acres in Talbot County, 1809. WEALTH AT DEATH.
DIED: on May 30, 1811, at "Bonfield," Talbot
County. PERSONAL PROPERTY: requested no ap-
praisal of his estate. LAND: 2,561 acres in Talbot
County, plus 11 lots in Oxford, Talbot County.

CHANDLER, JOB (?-1659). IMMIGRATED: in
1651 as a free adult with his wife from Accomack
County, Virginia. RESIDED: in Port Tobacco,
Charles County. FAMILY BACKGROUND. FATHER:
Edward (?-1650), a draper of Ware, Hereford-
shire, England. MOTHER: Elizabeth. BROTHERS:
Edward; Noah; Daniel; and Richard, a merchant
of London. SISTERS: Susan; Mary; Sarah; Rebecca;
and Martha. MARRIED first, Anne, daughter of
Adam Thorowgood (1602-1641), of Lower Nor-
folk County, Virginia, and wife Sarah Offley
(1609-?); stepdaughter of Francis Yardley (ca.
1624-by 1655). She subsequently married in 1661
Gerard Fowke(1625-1669). Her sister, (first name
unknown), married Simon Oversee. CHILDREN.
SONS: Richard (1651-1697); William (1652-1685),
a colonel, who married Mary, daughter of Henry
Sewall (?-1665), and stepdaughter of Charles Cal-
vert, 3rd Lord Baltimore (1631-1714/15). DAUGH-
TER: Anne. PRIVATE CAREER. EDUCATION: literate.

RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION: Protestant. OCCUPA-
TIONAL PROFILE merchant; planter. PUBLIC CA-
REER. LEGISLATIVE SERVICE: Parliamentary Com-
mission, 1652-1653; Lower House, Potomac (St.
Mary's County), 1654 (declined to sit because of
his oath to Lord Baltimore); Upper House, 1658
(did not attend). OTHER PROVINCIAL OFFICES:
Council, 1651-1659; justice, Provincial Court,
1651-1653, 1657/58-1659; receiver general, 1651-

1659. STANDS ON PUBLIC/PRIVATE ISSUES: his

important ties to Puritan merchants led to his pro-
prietary appointments; he loyally defended Lord
Baltimore against Puritan opposition. WEALTH

DURING LIFETIME. LAND AT FIRST ELECTION:

2,400 acres by 1652; acquired 2,150 additional
acres by 1654. SIGNIFICANT CHANGES IN LAND

BETWEEN FIRST ELECTION AND DEATH: he began

disposing of his land in the late 1650s. WEALTH AT
DEATH. DIED: in April 1659. LAND: 2,550 acres.

CHAPLINE (CHAPLAIN), JAMES (1750-by
1829). BORN: on September 28, 1750, in All Saints'
Parish, Frederick County; third son. NATIVE.
fourth generation. RESIDED: in Washington
County; Jefferson County, Ohio, by 1813. FAMILY
BACKGROUND. FATHER: Joseph Chapline(1707-ca.
1769). MOTHER: Ruhamah (?-1796), daughter of
Rev. William Williams (?-1759), of Frederick
County. BROTHERS: William Williams (1742-
1804); Joseph Chapline( 1746- 1821); and Jeremiah
(1756-?). SISTERS: Ruhamah (1743/44-1748);
Deborah (1746-?), twin sister of Joseph; Jane
(1748-1754); Ruhamah (1752-?); Sarah (1754-
1834); Jean (Jane) (1758-1838); and Theodosha
(1760-?). MARRIED by December 4, 1798, Cather-
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