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

Dashiell (1733-1771); Joseph Dashiell (1736-ca.
1787). HALF UNCLE: George Dashiell (1743-?).
BROTHER: Clement (1748-died young). SISTERS:
Mary (1741-?), who married (first name un-
known) Jones; Sarah (1744-1788), who never mar-
ried; (first name unknown) (1751-1778), who mar-
ried William Dixon. FIRST COUSIN: Benjamin F. A.
C. Dashiell (1763-1820). OTHER KINSHIP: his
great-grandfather was Thomas Dashiell (1666-ca.
1756); his second cousin was John Handy (ca.
1724-1756); his third cousin was William Winder
(1714/15-1792). MARRIED his first cousin Henney
(1758-ca. 1787), daughter of Thomas Dashiell
(1733-1771); granddaughter of George Dashiell
(1690/91-1748); niece of Joseph Dashiell (1736-
ca. 1787); half niece of George Dashiell (1743-?).
Her brothers were George (1759-probably died
young); William (1763-?). Her sisters were Pa-
tience (1761-?); Jane (1765-?). Her first cousin
was Benjamin F. A. C Dashiell ( 1763- 1820). Her
other relatives included second cousin John Handy
(ca. 1724-1756) and third cousin William Winder
(1714/15-1792). CHILDREN. Died without prog-
eny. PRIVATE CAREER. EDUCATION, literate. RELI-
GIOUS AFFILIATION: Anglican, Stepney Parish,
Somerset County. PUBLIC CAREER. LEGISLATIVE
SERVICE: Lower House, Somerset County, 1779-
1780, 1781-1782 (Public Taxes 2). LOCAL OF-
FICES: sheriff, Somerset County, in office 1773-
1775; justice, Somerset County, 1778-1784. MILI-
TARY SERVICE: captain, Whitehaven Company,
Salisbury Battalion, Somerset County Militia,
commissioned 1777. WEALTH DURING LIFETIME.
PERSONAL PROPERTY: assessed value £582.0.0,
including 12 slaves and 17 oz. plate, 1783. LAND
AT FIRST ELECTION: 450 acres in Somerset
County (inherited from his father). WEALTH AT
DEATH. DIED between April 3 and June 9, 1784.
PERSONAL PROPERTY: TEV, £1,404.1.6 (including
13 slaves, 17 oz. plate, and half ownership of a
sloop); FB, £623.1.2. LAND: 440 acres in Somerset
County, 1783. ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: stated in
his will, drawn in 1784, that neither his uncle
George Dashiell (1743-?) nor any of his uncle's
descendants were to receive anything from his es-
tate.

DASHIELL (DASHIEL, DASHIELD),
THOMAS (1666-ca. 1756). BORN: on April 23,
1666, in Somerset County; second son. NATIVE
second generation. RESIDED: in Wicomico Hun-
dred, Somerset County. FAMILY BACKGROUND.
FATHER James Dashiell (ca. 1634-1697). MOTHER:
Ann. BROTHERS James (ca. 1660-1708/9); George
(1669-1733); and Robert (1677-1718). SISTERS:

Katherine (1672-1696); Jane (1675-?). MARRIED
in 1686 Elizabeth (1670-?), daughter of George
Mitchell and wife Isabell. CHILDREN. SONS: George
Dashiell (1690/91-1748); Thomas (1700-by
1765), who married in 1722 Jean Collier; Henry
(1702/3-1756), who married in 1725 Jane; Charles
(1705-1765); John (1711/12-1736); and Levin
(1711/12-ca. 1795), who married in 1738 Bridget.
DAUGHTERS: Priscilla (1688/89-?); Betty
(1693/94-1762), who married John West; Isabell
(1695-?); Jane (1698-?), who married first, John
Handy, and second, Thomas Gillis; Ann (1707-
1762), who married in 1726 Isaac Handy (?-1762);
and Sarah (1709-?), who married George Irving.

PRIVATE CAREER. EDUCATION: literate. RELIGIOUS

AFFILIATION: Protestant. SOCIAL STATUS AND
ACTIVITIES: second generation provincial office-
holder. OCCUPATIONAL PROFILE: planter. PUBLIC

CAREER. LEGISLATIVE SERVICE: Lower House,

Somerset County, 1715, 1716 (resigned after the
2nd session to become sheriff). LOCAL OFFICES:
constable, Wicomico Hundred, Somerset County,
1694-1695; justice, Somerset County, 1708-proba-
bly 1710, 1715/16-1716; sheriff, Somerset County,
probably 1710-1713, 1716-1719. WEALTH DUR-

ING LIFETIME. LAND AT FIRST ELECTION, at least

750 acres. WEALTH AT DEATH. DIED: will probated
on February 17, 1756, in Somerset County. PER-
SONAL PROPERTY: TEV, £1,372.4.1 current
money; FB, estate overpaid £1.15.2. LAND: 600
acres, plus 2 tracts of unspecified acreage.

DASHIELL (DASHIEL, DASHIELD),
THOMAS (1733-1771). BORN: in 1733 in Somer-
set County; fifth son. NATIVE: fourth generation.
RESIDED: in Stepney Parish, Wicomico Hundred,
Somerset County. FAMILY BACKGROUND. FATHER:
George Dashiell (1690/91-1748), son of Thomas
DashielK 1666-ca. 1756). MOTHER: Betty (?-1739).
STEPMOTHER: Elizabeth (?-ca. 1749), widow of
James Fairfax, of Northampton County, Virginia.
AUNT: Anne Dashiell (1707-?), who married Isaac
Handy (?-1762). BROTHERS: Arthur (1715-1741);
Capt. Clement (1720-1756); Louther (1722-1765);
Isaac (1726-?); Joseph Dashiell (1736-ca. 1787);
and Benjamin (1738/39-ca. 1758). HALF
BROTHER: George Dashiell (1743-?). SISTER: Elea-
nor (1730-?). FIRST COUSINS: John Handy (ca.
1724-1756); Priscilla Handy (?-by 1748/49), who
married Benjamin Handy (?-ca. 1763); Isaac
Handy (1743-ca. 1774); and John Dashiell (ca.
1740-1817), a possible legislator. OTHER KINSHIP:
his second cousin was William Winder (17 14/15-
1792). MARRIED on May 8, 1757, Anne Guibert.
CHILDREN. SONS: George (1759-?), probably died

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