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A Biographical Dictionary of the Maryland Legislature 1635-1789 by Edward C. Papenfuse, et. al.
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acres in Talbot County, 1785; sold 5 acres in Tal-
bot County, 1787. WEALTH AT DEATH. DIED: will
probated on December 18, 1787, in Talbot
County. LAND: 866 acres in Talbot County, plus
lands in Cumberland County, England. ADDI-
TIONAL COMMENTS: His principal heir was his
nephew John Singleton.

1789). BORN ca. 1726, probably in Talbot County.
NATIVE: third generation. RESIDED, in Talbot
County; Transquakin Hundred, Dorchester
Charles Dickinson (?-1779), of Dorchester and
Caroline counties, merchant, son of John
Dickinson (ca. 1633-1718) and wife Rebackah.
MOTHER: Sophia, daughter of Daniel Richardson
(?-1722), of Talbot County. BROTHER: Henry
Dickinson (?-1789). SISTERS: Sidney, who married
Thomas Lockerman; Margaret (Peggy), who mar-
ried Philip Walker (?-1791). FIRST COUSIN: Wil-
liam Richardson (1735- 1825). OTHER KINSHIP: his
great-grandfather was William Richardson (?-
1698). MARRIED on March 30, 1758, Ann, daugh-
ter of Henry Trippe (?-1744); granddaughter of
Henry Trippe (?-ca. 1723/24); niece of Elizabeth
Trippe, who married second, Bartholomew En-
nails (ca. 1700-1783), and Mary Trippe (?-1782),
who married Jacob Hindman (by 1713-1766). Her
brother was Henry (?-ca. 1770). Her sisters were
Mary Emerson (ca. 1739-1811), who married Ro-
bert Goldsborough IV (1740-1798); Sarah; and
Elizabeth. Her first cousins were James Hindman
(1741-1830); William Hindman (1743-1822); and
Elizabeth Hindman (?-by 1788), who married Wil-
liam Perry (1746- 1799). CHILDREN. SONS: Charles
(1759-by 1789); Henry (1760-1827), of Cam-
bridge, Dorchester County, who married in 1809
Ann (1790-1842), daughter of Maj. John Hooper;
Philip (1762-by 1789); John (?-by 1810), who died
without progeny; Granby (?-by 1810), who died
without progeny; and James (ca. 1774-by 1810),
who died without progeny. DAUGHTER: Sophia (?-
by 1810), who married in 1796 Stanley Byass
ate. RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION: Anglican; preceding
generations of his family were Quakers. OCCUPA-
TIONAL PROFILE probably a planter. PUBLIC CA-
chester County, 3rd, 1774, 4th, 1775. LOCAL
OFFICES sheriff, Dorchester County, 1764-1767;
justice, Dorchester County, 1770-1789 (quorum,
1773-1789); commissioner, Dorchester County, in
office 1773; chairman, Committee of Observation,
Dorchester County, 1776; justice, Orphans' Court,

Dorchester County, 1777-1787 (refused to qualify
in 1787); justice, Court of Oyer and Terminer and
Gaol Delivery, Dorchester County, commissioned
1781; judge, Court of Appeals for Tax Assess-
ment, Dorchester County, appointed 1786. MILI-
TARY SERVICE: colonel, Dorchester County Mili-
tia, 1775-at least 1778. WEALTH DURING


assessed value £2,127.10.0, including 61 slaves and
102 oz. plate, Dorchester, Caroline, and Talbot
counties, 1783. LAND AT FIRST ELECTION: 502
acres in Dorchester and Talbot counties (359 acres
through marriage, plus 143 acres by purchase);
also controlled 650 acres for his son Henry and
132 acres as executor of his brother-in-law's estate.

ELECTION AND DEATH: inherited approximately
1,188 acres in Caroline County from his father,
1779. WEALTH AT DEATH. DIED: on June 8, 1789,
probably in Dorchester County. PERSONAL PROP-
ERTY: size of estate unknown. LAND: 1,493 acres in
Caroline, Dorchester, and Talbot counties.

DIGGES, GEORGE (ca. 1742-1792). BORN: ca.
1742 in Prince George's County; fourth son. NA-
TIVE: fourth generation. RESIDED: at "Warburton
Manor," Prince George's County. FAMILY BACK-
GROUND. FATHER: William Digges (1713-1783), of
"Warburton Manor," Prince George's County;
son of Charles Digges (?-1744), of "Warburton
Manor," Prince George's County, and wife Susan-
nah Maria Lowe. MOTHER: Anne (?-1757), daugh-
ter of George Attwood and wife Ann Petre.
BROTHERS: Charles (1740-1769), of Upper Marl-
boro, Prince George's County, who was sent to
Europe to be educated, became a merchant in
partnership with Thomas Philpot, of London, En-
gland, and who died in Dumfries, Virginia; Fran-
cis (?-died young); Thomas Attwood (ca. 1741-
1821), a scholar and diplomat who was sent to
Europe to be educated, spent much of his youth in
London, England, became a confidential represen-
tative to the Court of St. James, and died in Wash-
ington, D.C.; Henry, who never married and who
died at sea; and Joseph (?-ca. 1776), a doctor, who
died at Teneri in the Canary Islands. SISTERS: Te-
resa (1744-?), who married Ralph Foster; Susanah
(1748-?), who died young; Ann (1750-1804), who
never married; Mary (1751-ca. 1761); Elizabeth
(1753-1843), who married Daniel Carroll of Rock
Creek (1752-1790), son of Daniel Carroll (1730-
1796); and Jane (Jean) (1755-1825), who married
in June 1779 Col. John Fitzgerald, of Alexandria,
Virginia. OTHER KINSHIP: his great-grandfather
was William Digges (ca. 1650-1697). MARRIED



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