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

1747, 1752-at least 1761 (quorum, 1753-at least
1761); sheriff, St. Mary's County, 1748-1751; jus-
tice, Court of Oyer and Terminer and Gaol Deliv-
ery, St. Mary's County, commissioned 1755 and
1761. MILITARY SERVICE: captain, by 1763.

WEALTH DURING LIFETIME. LAND AT FIRST

ELECTION. 523 acres in St. Mary's County, 1753,
plus 2 lots in Leonardtown, St. Mary's County
(probably all by purchase). SIGNIFICANT

CHANGES IN LAND BETWEEN FIRST ELECTION

AND DEATH purchased 365 additional acres in St.
Mary's County, 1759-1765; sold 130 acres in St.
Mary's County in 1766. WEALTH AT DEATH. DIED:
will probated on March 11, 1768, in St. Mary's
County. PERSONAL PROPERTY: TEV, £3,433.6.7
current money (including 35 slaves, 1 servant,
plate, and books); FB, estate overpaid £13.13.8.
LAND 758 acres in St. Mary's County, plus 2 lots
in Leonardtown, St. Mary's County.

CHEW, SAMUEL (ca. 1630-1676/77). BORN: in
1630 in Virginia. IMMIGRATED: by 1659 as a free
adult with his wife from Virginia. RESIDED: in
Anne Arundel County. FAMILY BACKGROUND.
FATHER: John Chew (?-by 1688), who immigrated
to Virginia in 1621 or 1622 with his wife and three
servants, and who became a prosperous merchant.
He served as a member of the Virginia House of
Burgesses, 1623-1624, 1627, 1642-1643, 1644.
MOTHER: Sarah. BROTHER: Joseph. MARRIED in
1658 Ann, daughter of William Ayres, of Nan-
semond County, Virginia. CHILDREN. SONS: Sam-
uel (ca. 1660-1718), a justice of Anne Arundel
County in 1685, who married first in 1682 Anne
(?-1702), and second, in 1704 Elizabeth (?-
1709/10), widow of William Coale and daughter
of Thomas Thurston (ca. 1622-1693); Joseph
(1662/63-1704/5), who married first, (name un-
known), and second, Elizabeth, daughter of Henry
Hanslap; Nathaniel; William (?-1709/10); Benja-
min (1671-1700), who married in 1692 Elizabeth
Benson; John (?-1696/97); and Caleb (?-1688).
DAUGHTERS: Sarah (?-1740), who married after
1676 Edward Burgess, son of William Burgess (ca.
1622-1686/87); and Anne (?-1699/1700). PRI-
VATE CAREER. EDUCATION: literate. RELIGIOUS
AFFILIATION Quaker, perhaps convinced by
George Fox. SOCIAL STATUS AND ACTIVITIES: his
father was a prominent merchant and officeholder
in Virginia; Samuel became a leader of the Quaker
community in Maryland. OCCUPATIONAL PRO-
RLE merchant; planter. PUBLIC CAREER. LEGISLA-
TIVE SERVICE Lower House, Anne Arundel
County, 1661; Upper House, 1671-1674/75 (Ac-
counts 1), 1676 (died before the 2nd session).

OTHER PROVINCIAL OFFICES: Council, 1669-

1676/77; justice, Provincial Court, 1669-1676/77.
LOCAL OFFICES: sheriff, Anne Arundel County,
1663-1664; justice, Anne Arundel County, 1665-
1669 (quorum, 1668-1669). MILITARY SERVICE.
colonel, 1675-1676/77. WEALTH DURING LIFE-

TIME. LAND AT FIRST ELECTION: Over l,000 acres.
WEALTH AT DEATH. DIED: on March 15, 1676/77.
LAND: over 2,000 acres.

CHEW, SAMUEL (by 1734-1786). BORN: be-
tween ca. 1727 and 1734; eldest son. NATIVE: sixth
generation. RESIDED: in Herring Bay, Anne Arun-
del County; on Kent Island, Queen Anne's
County, after 1785. FAMILY BACKGROUND. FA-
THER: Samuel Chew (ca. 1704-1736/37). STEPFA-
THER. Daniel Dulany (1685-1753). MOTHER: Hen-
rietta Maria (?-1765), daughter of Philemon Lloyd
(ca. 1674-1732/33). BROTHERS: Philemon (?-
1770); Bennett (?-1793), who married in 1763
Anna Maria, daughter of Edward Tilghman
(1713-1786). HALF BROTHERS: Lloyd Dulany
(1742-ca. 1782); Richard Dulany (?-died in in-
fancy). STEPBROTHERS: Daniel Dulany, Jr. (1722-
1797); Walter Dulany (?-1773); and Dennis
Dulany (1730-1779). SISTERS: Henrietta Maria
(1731-1762), who married Edward Dorsey (1718-
1760); Margaret (?-1773), who married John Beale
Bordley (1726/27-1804); Ann Mary (1736-1774),
who married in 1763 William Paca (1740-1799).
STEPSISTERS: Rebecca Dulany, who married first,
James Paul Heath (?-1746), and second, William
Hedges; Rachel Dulany, who married first, Wil-
liam Knight, and second, Rev. Henry Addison;
Margaret Dulany, who married first, Dr. Alexan-
der Hamilton (1712-1756), and second, William
Murdoch (?-1769); and Mary Dulany. STEP-
NEPHEW: James Heath (?-1766). MARRIED by 1759
Elizabeth (1729-1807), widow of Richard Snow-
den, Jr. (?-1753), of Prince George's County;
daughter of John Croley (Crowley) (?-1749), of
Prince George's County, and wife Miriam (?-
1767), who subsequently married (first name un-
known) Richardson. CHILDREN. SONS: Samuel
Lloyd (1756-1796), who married in 1777 Dorothy
Harrison (1758-1791); John Croley (by 1767-by
1786). DAUGHTERS: Henrietta Maria (1759-1847),
who married in 1775 Benjamin Galloway (1752-
1831); Elizabeth (1765-?), who married in 1781
Peregrine Fitzhugh (1759-1810) and who died in
New York; and Ann (after 1770-?), who died in
New York. PRIVATE CAREER. RELIGIOUS AFFILIA-
TION: Anglican; his wife was a Quaker. SOCIAL
STATUS AND ACTIVITIES: Gent., 1759; Esq., 1779.
OCCUPATIONAL PROFILE: planter. PUBLIC CA-
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