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

£1,800 note held by Philip Hammond (1697- 1760)
since 1 740, which Hammond collected after ligita-
tion. LAND: probably 1,438 acres in Anne Arundel
and Dorchester counties. ADDITIONAL COM-
MENTS: Denton named as his principal heirs Rezin
Hammond (1745-1809), Denton Hammond, and
Ann Hammond, the children of Philip Hammond
(1697-1760).

DEYE (DYE, DIE), THOMAS COCKEY (ca.
1728-1807). BORN: on January 27, ca. 1728; only
son. NATIVE: at least second generation. RESIDED:
at "Taylor's Hall," Back River Upper Hundred,
Baltimore County. FAMILY BACKGROUND. FA-
THER: probably Col. Thomas Cockey (1677-1737),
of Anne Arundel County, who married in 1700
Elizabeth (?-1738), widow of Richard Moss (?-
1700) and daughter of John Hammond (1643-
1707). In his will Col. Thomas Cockey named a
daughter Elizabeth, who married Thomas John
Hammond, and mentioned that Penelope Deye
was living at "Taylor's Hall" in Baltimore
County. The Deye children are named as his prin-
cipal heirs. MOTHER Penelope Deye (?-1784), of
Baltimore County, gentlewoman. SISTERS: Char-
lotte Cockey Deye, who married Thomas Ford;
Charcilla Cockey Deye (1731-1806), who married
Joshua Cockey (1729-1764), brother of Edward
Cockey (1731--ca. 1795); Cassandra Cockey Deye
(?-by 1777), who married Thomas Colegate, son
of Richard Colegate (?-ca. 1721/22). HALF SISTER:
possibly Elizabeth Cockey, who married Thomas
John Hammond. CHILDREN. Died without prog-
eny. PRIVATE CAREER. EDUCATION: literate. RELI-
GIOUS AFFILIATION: Anglican, St. Thomas Parish,
Baltimore County. SOCIAL STATUS AND ACTIVI-
TIES: Gent., 1754; Esq., 1774. OCCUPATIONAL
PROFILE: planter. PUBLIC CAREER. LEGISLATIVE
SERVICE Lower House, Baltimore County, 1757-
1758, 1758-1761 (Arms and Ammunition Cv 1, 1,
Cv 2, 2), 1762-1763, 1765-1766, 1768-1770 (elec-
tion voided on June 14, 1768, because of "treat-
ing" of voters at the election; reelected to the 3rd
session to fill vacancy), 1771 (Accounts), 1773-
1774 (Accounts 1, Cv, 2, 3; Arms and Ammuni-
tion 2, 3; Grievances 2, 3); Conventions, Baltimore
County, 1st, 1774, 2nd-3rd, 1774, 4th, 1775, 5th,
1775 (elected, but did not attend), 9th, 1776;
Lower House, Baltimore County, 1777, 1777-1778
(Elections 3), 1778-1779 (Elections 1), 1779-1780
(Elections 1, 3), 1780-1781 (Elections 1), 1781-
1782 (speaker 1, 2), 1782-1783 (speaker 1, 2),
1783 (speaker), 1784 (speaker), 1785 (speaker),
1786-1787 (speaker 1, 2), 1787-1788 (speaker 1,
2), 1788 (speaker), 1791-1792, 1792. LOCAL OF-

FICE: churchwarden, St. Thomas Parish, Baltimore
County, in office 1755. MILITARY SERVICE: cap-
tain, Baltimore County Militia, by 1776. STANDS
ON PUBLIC/PRIVATE ISSUES: provided for the man-
umission of his slaves in his will. WEALTH DURING

LIFETIME. PERSONAL PROPERTY: inherited live-

stock and at least 10 slaves from Col. Thomas
Cockey, 1737; assessed value £1,481.0.0, including
28 slaves and 19 oz. plate, 1783; 40 slaves, 1790.
LAND AT FIRST ELECTION: at least 2,700 acres in
Baltimore County (2,500 acres inherited from Col.
Thomas Cockey in 1737). SIGNIFICANT CHANGES

IN LAND BETWEEN FIRST ELECTION AND DEATH:
3,119.5 acres in Baltimore County, 1783 (280 acres
inherited from his mother in 1784); acquired a to-
tal of more than 2,500 acres by purchase and ap-
proximately 1,700 acres through resurveys and
patents; sold only about 100 acres, all in
Baltimore County; also acquired 1,315 acres in
Anne Arundel County. WEALTH AT DEATH. DIED:
on May 7, 1807; buried at "Taylor's Hall,"
Baltimore County. PERSONAL PROPERTY: TEV,
$29,180.18 (including 14 slaves and more than 76
books); FB, $25,751.27 (before payment of lega-
cies and distribution to heirs). LAND: at least 7,300
acres in Baltimore County; 1,315 acres in Anne
Arundel County. ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: among
those named as his principal heirs were the chil-
dren of his sister Charcilla.

DICKINSON (DICKENSON), HENRY (?-

1789). BORN: probably in Talbot County, of age
by 1768. NATIVE: third generation. RESIDED: prob-
ably in Talbot County; Dorchester County (later
became part of Caroline County), 1768; Lower
Choptank District, Caroline County. FAMILY
BACKGROUND. FATHER Charles Dickinson (?-
1779), of Dorchester and Caroline counties; a mer-
chant; son of John Dickinson (ca. 1633-1718).
MOTHER: Sophia, daughter of Daniel Richardson
(?-1722), of Talbot County; granddaughter of Wil-
liam Richardson (?-1698). BROTHER: John
Dickinson (ca. 1726-1789). SISTERS: Sidney, who
married Thomas Lockerman; Margaret, who mar-
ried Philip Walker (?-1791). FIRST COUSIN: Wil-
liam Richardson (1735-1825). MARRIED first, by
1774 Elizabeth (?-1783), daughter of Rev. Philip
Walker (?-1776), of Caroline County, the rector of
St. Mary's Whitechapel Parish (Anglican) in Caro-
line County from 1756 to 1767, and wife Elizabeth
Dickinson Richardson (?-by 1756); granddaughter
of James Dickinson (?-1738) and wife Hannah
Coale; niece of both Mary Dickinson (?-by 1765),
who married Pollard Edmondson (ca. 1718-1794)
and Ann Dickinson (?-ca. 1774), who married

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