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A Biographical Dictionary of the Maryland Legislature 1635-1789 by Edward C. Papenfuse, et. al.
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ruary 27, 1708/9, and March 28, 1709. PERSONAL
PROPERTY. TEV, £259.13.8 sterling (including 7
slaves). LAND: over 1,000 acres.

COOKE, THOMAS (?-1692/93). BORN: probably
in London, England. IMMMIGRATED: in 1679, but
returned to England; resettled in Maryland by
1683 as a free adult. RESIDED: in Dorchester

County. FAMILY BACKGROUND. FATHER: almost

certainly Sir Andrew Cooke, a London merchant
who came to Maryland in 1661, patented 1,000
acres, and returned to England. BROTHERS: Ed-
ward; probably Andrew (?-1711). NEPHEW, proba-
bly Ebenezer Cooke, author of The Sot- weed Fac-
tor and other poems. MARRIED Ann, daughter of
John Brooke (by 1646-1692/93); granddaughter of
Michael Brooke (?-ca. 1663/64). She subsequently
married John Stevens, son of John Stevens (?-
1692). Her sister was Mary, who married Joseph
Ennalls (?-1709). CHILDREN. SONS Babington;
John. DAUGHTERS: Ann; Mary. PRIVATE CAREER.
EDUCATION: literate. RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION:
Protestant. SOCIAL STATUS AND ACTIVITIES:
Gent, upon arrival. OCCUPATIONAL PROFILE: a
merchant of London, England; 1676/77; an ordi-
nary keeper, 1691; merchant; planter. PUBLIC CA-
REER. LEGISLATIVE SERVICE: Associators' Conven-
tion, Dorchester County, 1689-1691 (resigned
after the 5th session to become sheriff). LOCAL
OFFICES: clerk, Dorchester County, 1686 (during
the illness of the incumbent); sheriff, Dorchester
County, 1691-1692/93. STANDS ON PUBLIC/PRI-
VATE ISSUES supported the revolution of Protes-
tant Associators in 1689. WEALTH DURING LIFE-
TIME. LAND AT FIRST ELECTION: over 616 acres.
WEALTH AT DEATH. DIED: between January 25
and March 7, 1692/93. PERSONAL PROPERTY:
TEV, £208.7.1 sterling (2 slaves and 1 servant).
LAND over 616 acres.

COPLEY, LIONEL (1648-1693). BORN, in 1648
in Wadsworth, Yorkshire, England; first son. IM-
MIGRATED in 1692 as a free adult with his family.
RESIDED in St. Mary's City. FAMILY BACK-
GROUND. FATHER Lionel Copley (1607-1675), of
Wadsworth, England. MOTHER: Frisalina (?-1696),
widow of John Wheeler, of London, England;
daughter of George Ward, of Capethorne, En-
gland. BROTHER: William (1654--died young). SIS-
TERS Anne, who married John Crofts, of York,
England; Castilianca, who married first, in 1675
John Beckworth, Esq., and second, Rev. Thomas
Mauleverea. MARRIED in 1676 Ann (1660-
1692/93), daughter of Sir Philip Boteler, of Wat-
ton Woodhall, Hertfordshire, England. CHILDREN.

SONS: Lionel, who became Sir Lionel, of Sprots-
borough; John. DAUGHTER: Ann, who married in
1696 Isaac Milner, of London, England. PRIVATE
CAREER. EDUCATION: literate; matriculated at
Brasenose College, Oxford University, England,
1665. RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION. Anglican. SOCIAL
STATUS AND ACTIVITIES: arrived in Maryland as
governor; history of strong anti-Catholic activity
in the army; proteegee of Thomas Osborne, earl of
Danby. OCCUPATIONAL PROFILE: military officer
and royal placeman. PUBLIC CAREER. PROVINCIAL
OFFICES: governor, 1691-1693; chancellor, 1692.
OUT OF COLONY SERVICE, captain in King's Regi-
ment, 1676; lieutenant governor of Hull, England,

1681-1690. STANDS ON PUBLIC/PRIVATE ISSUES:

his partisanship and avarice as governor helped
create serious rifts among members of the first
royal Council, three members of which he sus-
pended; he opposed the activities of Edward Ran-
dolph (1632-1703) and Sir Thomas Lawrence (ca.
1645-1714), two other royal placemen in Mary-
land and discriminated against the supporters of
Lord Baltimore. WEALTH AT DEATH. DIED: on
September 12, 1693. PERSONAL PROPERTY: in-
debted to crown in the amount of £480. LAND. 20
acres and 2 lots in St. Mary's City, plus a family
estate in England.

CORNWALEYS (CORNWALLIS), THOMAS

(ca. 1605-1675/76). BORN: ca. 1605 in Norfolk,
England; probably second son. IMMIGRATED: in
1633/34 as a free adult. RESIDED: at "Cornwaleys
Crosse Manor," St. Mary's County; resettled per-
manently in England, 1659. FAMILY BACK-
GROUND. FATHER. Sir William Cornwaleys, proba-
bly son of Sir Charles Cornwaleys (?-1629),
ambassador to Spain from 1605 to 1610. MOTHER,
probably Catherine, daughter of Sir Philip Parker,
of Ewarton, Suffolk, England. UNCLE: probably
Francis Cornwaleys, who married Katherine
Arundell, niece of Lady Anne Baltimore. MAR-
RIED first, by 1638 (name unknown). MARRIED
second, in 1654 Penelope (?-still alive in 1688),
daughter of John Wiseman, of Terrells Hall,
Essex, England. CHILDREN. SONS: William (ca.
1659-ca. 1679), probably clerk of the Prerogative
Office from 1678 to 1679; Thomas (1661-1731), of
Ewarton, Suffolk, England. DAUGHTER: Frances,
who married Samuel Richardson. PRIVATE CA-
REER. EDUCATION: literate, probably well edu-
cated. RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION: Catholic. SOCIAL

STATUS AND ACTIVITIES: came from an English
family of high status; he was the most important
investor in Maryland in the 1630s who was not an
immediate member of the Calvert family; one of

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