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

REER. LEGISLATIVE SERVICE: Conventions, Anne
Arundel County, 1st, 1774, 2nd, 1774. LOCAL OF-
FICES: St. James' Parish Vestry, Anne Arundel
County, in office 1755-1758, 1759-1761, 1763,
1770, and 1771; justice, Anne Arundel County, in
office, 1757-1777 (quorum, 1762-1777). STANDS
ON PUBLIC/PRIVATE ISSUES: Rev. Bennett Allen
challenged Chew to a duel because Chew sup-
ported the Dulany family in opposing Alien's de-
sire to hold both St. Anne's and St. James'
parishes in 1767. Chew accepted, saying, "I am
determined that only one of us shall live to tell the
tale." Allen withdrew his challenge because of bad
weather and the "informality" of the arrange-
ments. WEALTH DURING LIFETIME. PERSONAL
PROPERTY: assessed value £3,721.2.4, including 97
slaves and 196 oz. plate, Anne Arundel, Calvert,
and Montgomery counties, 1783. LAND AT FIRST
ELECTION: probably 8,975 acres in Anne Arundel,
Calvert, and Frederick counties (900 acres in Anne
Arundel County devised by his father; 1,410 acres
in Anne Arundel and Calvert counties obtained
from his brother Philemon in accordance with the
terms of their mother's will, 1766; 3,159 acres in
Frederick County obtained through marriage; ca.
3,332 acres in Frederick County, half of which was
inherited from his father and half conveyed by his
brother Philemon, 1766; 125 acres in Anne Arun-
del County by purchase). SIGNIFICANT CHANGES

IN LAND BETWEEN FIRST ELECTION AND DEATH:

gave each daughter a one-third interest in his
3,332 acres in Frederick County (by then Wash-
ington County), 1781-1782; his wife's land in
Frederick County (by then Montgomery County)
was reduced to 1,400 acres, partly because of the
terms of her first husband's will, by 1783; bought
2, 150 acres on Kent Island, Queen Anne's County
in 1785; apparently mortgaged most of his land in
Anne Arundel and Calvert counties to Charles
Carroll of Carrollton (1737-1832) prior to his
death. WEALTH AT DEATH. DIED: will probated on
July 29, 1786, in Queen Anne's County. PERSONAL
PROPERTY: TEV, £2,769.6.0 current money, plus
$8,303.95 (including at least 66 slaves and 82 oz.
plate); FB, £0.0.8, plus $638.11. His estate was
not settled until 1811. LAND: probably 4,730 acres
in Anne Arundel, Calvert, and Queen Anne's
counties.

CHEW, SAMUEL (1737-1790). BORN: in 1737 in
Anne Arundel County; eldest son. NATIVE: sixth
generation. RESIDED: in Calvert County. FAMILY
BACKGROUND. FATHER: Samuel Chew (1709-
1749), who died in London, England. STEPFA-
THER: Richard Chew (1716-1769). MOTHER: Sarah

Loch (1721-1791), daughter of Dr. William Loch
(?-1732) and his wife Sarah Harrison Lane.
BROTHERS: John Lane, who married in 1787 Mary
Wilson; William (1746-1801), who married
Elizabeth, daughter of Thomas Reynolds (?-177 8).
HALF BROTHERS: Samuel (1755-1785); Richard;
Philemon; and Locke. SISTER: Elizabeth, who mar-
ried first, (first name unknown) Smith, and sec-
ond, (first name unknown) Sprigg. HALF SISTERS:
Sarah; Mary, who married first, Alexander Hamil-
ton Smith (?-ca. 1785), and second, William Lyles
(?-1790). MARRIED first, in 1763 Sarah (?-1763),
daughter of James Weems (ca. 1707-1781) and his
wife Sarah Parker Stoddert. Her half-uncle was
James John Mackall (1717-1772). Her brothers
were William Loch (?-1783); James; and John
Weems (1737-1813). Her sisters were Susannah,
who married Roger Wheeler (?-1763); Margaret
(?-1783), who married first (first name unknown)
Elzey, and second, Joseph Sprigg (1732- 1800). Her
first cousin was John Weems (1727-1794). Her
niece was Sarah Wheeler (ca. 1754-ca. 1804), who
married William Allein (ca. 1742-ca. 1802). MAR-
RIED second, Priscilla, daughter of Rev. Samuel
Clagett and wife Elizabeth Gantt. CHILDREN.
SONS: Samuel (1763-1820), who died in Kentucky;
John Hamilton (1771-1830); and Thomas John
(?-by 1794). PRIVATE CAREER. EDUCATION: liter-
ate. RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION: Protestant; the Loch
and Chew family backgrounds were strongly
Quaker. OCCUPATIONAL PROFILE: planter. PUBLIC
CAREER. LEGISLATIVE SERVICE: Convention, Cal-
vert County, 5th, 1775; Lower House, Calvert
County, 1777-1778 (elected to the 1st session to
fill vacancy), 1778-1779 (Tax Commissioners 3),
1781-1782, 1782-1783 (Elections 2). LOCAL OF-
FICES: justice, Calvert County, 1761-1790 (quo-
rum, 1769-1790); justice, Orphans' Court, Calvert
County, 1777-at least 1789; commissioner of tax,
Calvert County, 1777-1779. WEALTH DURING

LIFETIME. PERSONAL PROPERTY: assessed value

£1,252.0.0, including 38 slaves and 42 oz. plate,
1783. LAND AT FIRST ELECTION: 1,140.5 acres in
Calvert County (1,006 acres inherited from his
father in 1749). SIGNIFICANT CHANGES IN LAND

BETWEEN FIRST ELECTION AND DEATH: Owned

1,115 acres in Calvert County, plus 5 lots in
Lower Marlboro, Calvert County, 1783. WEALTH
AT DEATH. DIED: on February 20, 1790, Calvert
County. LAND: probably 1,115 acres in Calvert
County, plus 5 lots in Lower Marlboro, Calvert
County.

CHILTON, CHARLES (?-1824). BORN: probably
in St. Mary's County. NATIVE: at least second gen-

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