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

John Clagett (1713-1790), son of Thomas Clagett
(1677-1732). MOTHER: Sarah, daughter of Capt.
Alexander Magruder. BROTHERS: Alexander
(1744-1821); Richard (1746-?); William (1748-
1792), who married Harriet Sothoron; David
(1749-?); Nathaniel (1751-1809); John (1752-?);
Hezekiah (1754-1832); Horatio (1756-1815), of
London, England; Walter (1763-?), who married
Martha Williams; and Zadock. SISTERS: Mary
(1742-?); Annie, who married John Chesley. MAR-
RIED on October 11, 1768, Mary Meek (ca. 1746-
1809), daughter of Enoch Margruder (?-1786) and
wife Meek Wade. Mary Meek Clagett subse-
quently married Thomas Duckett (1744-1806).
Her brother was Dennis. Her sisters were Nancy
Coombs, who married (first name unknown) Bur-
gess; Elioner, who married (first name unknown)
Burgess; Sarah, who married (first name un-
known) Lyles; and Ann, who married (first name
unknown) Lowe. CHILDREN. SONS: Judson Ma-
gruder (1769-1800), who married Caroline Hes-
selius; Thomas (1773-?); Hector (1776-died
young); Hector (1780-?); and Hannibal (1782-
1809). DAUGHTERS: Mary (1771-1816), who mar-
ried first, in 1789 Patrick McEldery, and second,
Jacob Duckett; Elizabeth (1778-?), who married
in 1794 Henry Addison; Sarah Magruder (1780-
?), who married in 1800 Upton Bruce. PRIVATE

CAREER. EDUCATION: literate. RELIGIOUS AFFILIA-
TION: Anglican, Piscataway Parish, Prince
George's County. SOCIAL STATUS AND ACTIVI-
TIES: Gent., by 1779. OCCUPATIONAL PROFILE:
merchant; had an accounting house in Piscataway,
Prince George's County. PUBLIC CAREER. LEGIS-
LATIVE SERVICE: Lower House, Prince George's
County, 1780-1781 (Claims 1, 2). LOCAL OFFICES:
justice, Prince George's County, 1773-1792 (chief
justice, by 1791); justice, Orphans' Court, Prince
George's County, 1777-1782 ("desires to be left
out" ); purchasing agent, Prince George's County,
appointed 1778 and 1779; subscription officer,
Continental Loan Office, Prince George's County,
appointed 1779. WEALTH DURING LIFETIME. PER-
SONAL PROPERTY: 16 slaves, 1776; 40 slaves, 1790.
LAND AT FIRST ELECTION: 500 acres in Prince
George's County, plus 8 acres in Piscataway (all
by personal acquisition), plus 308 acres in Prince
George's County in his wife's name. SIGNIFICANT

CHANGES IN LAND BETWEEN FIRST ELECTION

AND DEATH: purchased 82 acres in Prince
George's County in 1784 and ca. 300 acres in 1790
and 1791. Clagett acquired 914 acres in Prince
George's County shortly before his death. WEALTH
AT DEATH. DIED: on December 27, 1792, in Prince
George's County. PERSONAL PROPERTY: TEV,

£3,627.6.2 current money (including at least 31
slaves, ca. 250 oz. plate, and 14 books); FB,
£328.18.4. LAND: probably 1,766 acres in Prince
George's County, plus lots in Piscataway, Prince
George's County. IDENTIFICATION PROBLEMS.
There are at least two other men by this name of
age in 1780 in Prince George's County: Thomas
Clagett, Sr. (?-ca. 1790), who was illiterate and
died with an inventory valued at £702.0.0, and
Thomas Clagett (1750-1790), son of Thomas Cla-
gett, planter, who married Sarah White in 1785.
Identification has been made on the basis of age,
wealth, and political activity.

CLAIBORNE, WILLIAM (1600-ca.1677).
BORN: in 1600 in Crayford Parish, Kent, England;
second son. IMMIGRATED: on Kent Island in 1627,
but never settled permanently in Maryland. ADDI-
TIONAL COMMENTS: brought three servants with
him when he migrated to Virginia in 1621; he ar-
rived in Virginia as a provincial officer and began
acquisition of land in 1624; he led an expedition
up the Chesapeake Bay in 1627 and established a
trading base on Kent Island, which he actively
developed in the next decade; he returned to En-
gland 1630-1631 and 1647-1650. FAMILY BACK-
GROUND. FATHER: Thomas Clayborne (ca. 1557-
1607), of Kent, England, the mayor of King's
Lynn, Norfolk, England in 1592, and a merchant;
son of Thomas Clayborne (?-1581), the mayor of
King's Lynn, Norfolk, England in 1573, and a
merchant. MOTHER: Sara (?-1627), widow of Ro-
ger James, a brewer of London, England; daughter
of John Smith, a brewer of Southwark, England.
BROTHER: Thomas (1599-?). HALF BROTHERS: Sir
Roger James; John James. SISTERS: Sara; Kathe-
rine; and Blanche. HALF SISTERS: Sara James;
Margaret James. MARRIED by 1635 Elizabeth Bo-
teler (ca. 1611-after 1668), daughter of John Bo-
teler, of Roswell, Essex, England, and wife Jane
Elliott; niece of Capt. Nathaniel Boteler, governor
of Bermuda and Providence Island. Her brothers
were John Boteler (ca. 1601-1642); Thomas Bo-
teler. CHILDREN. SONS: William (1636-?), a burgess
of New Kent County, Virginia, from 1660 to 1676,
who married Elizabeth Wilkes; Thomas (1647-
1681), who married Sarah, daughter of Samuel
Penn; Leonard (ca. 1649-?), who moved to Ja-
maica; and John. DAUGHTER: Jane (1638-?), who
married ca. 1658 Thomas Brereton, of Northum-
berland, Virginia. PRIVATE CAREER. EDUCATION:
literate; admitted to Pembroke College, Cam-
bridge University, 1617. RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION:
Protestant. OCCUPATIONAL PROFILE: placeman;
merchant, by 1631, with a one-sixth interest in a

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