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

ana; Grace; Christiana; Abigail; and Alice, who
married Henry Toadvine. PRIVATE CAREER. EDU-
CATION: illiterate. RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION. Angli-
can. SOCIAL STATUS AND ACTIVITIES, second gen-
eration burgess. OCCUPATIONAL PROFILE: planter.

PUBLIC CAREER. LEGISLATIVE SERVICE: Lower

House, Somerset County, 1694-1697. LOCAL OF-
FICES: justice, Somerset County, 1694-1704 (quo-
rum); Coventry Parish Vestry, Somerset County,
1695. MILITARY SERVICE, captain, by 1697.

WEALTH DURING LIFETIME. LAND AT FIRST

ELECTION, probably 1,200 acres. WEALTH AT
DEATH. DIED, will probated on May 5, 1720. PER-
SONAL PROPERTY. TEV, £430.17.9 (including 11
slaves).

DOCKWRA (DOCURA), THOMAS (?-1719)
IMMIGRATED: by 1708. RESIDED, in Annapolis,
Anne Arundel County. MARRIED Mary. CHIL-
DREN. SON: John (before 1695-ca. 1738), who mar-
ried Salome, widow of James Robinson (?-ca.

1716). PRIVATE CAREER. EDUCATION, literate. RE-
LIGIOUS AFFILIATION Protestant. SOCIAL STATUS
AND ACTIVITIES: origins unknown; apparently a
proteegee of Charles Carroll, the Settler. OCCUPA-
TIONAL PROFILE: tanner; contractor; house
builder. PUBLIC CAREER. LEGISLATIVE SERVICE:
Lower House, Annapolis, 1712-1714. STANDS ON
PUBLIC/PRIVATE ISSUES: tried to avoid payment of
the poll tax for support of the established church,

1708. WEALTH DURING LIFETIME. LAND AT

FIRST ELECTION: lots, houses, and a tanyard in
Annapolis. WEALTH AT DEATH. DIED: by Septem-
ber 16, 1719. LAND, lots, houses, and a tanyard in
Annapolis.

DOLLAHYDE (DALLAHIDE, DALLAHYDE),
FRANCIS (?-1720 or 1721). BORN: probably in
England. IMMIGRATED, in 1680 as an indentured
servant to Nicholas Gassaway (1634-1691/92).
RESIDED, in Anne Arundel County; Baltimore
County, by 1695. MARRIED first, Providence. MAR-
RIED second, Sarah, who probably subsequently
married by 1721/22 William Greves. PRIVATE

CAREER. EDUCATION, literate. RELIGIOUS AFFILIA-
TION Protestant. SOCIAL STATUS AND ACTIVITIES:
first evidence of landownership, 1694. OCCUPA-
TIONAL PROFILE: servant, 1680; planter. PUBLIC

CAREER. LEGISLATIVE SERVICE: Lower House,

Baltimore County, 1704-1707 (Elections and Priv-
ileges 1; resigned during the 5th session to become
sheriff), 1715, 1716-1718, 1719-1720 (died before
the 4th session). LOCAL OFFICES: justice,
Baltimore County, 1701-1707, 1709-1720; sheriff,
Baltimore County, 1707-1709; justice, Court of

Oyer and Terminer and Gaol Delivery, Baltimore
County, appointed 1715 and 1718; coroner,
Baltimore County, appointed 1717; land commis-
sioner, Baltimore County, appointed 1718. MILI-
TARY SERVICE: captain, 1714/15. WEALTH DUR-

ING LIFETIME. LAND AT FIRST ELECTION: ca. 481

acres. WEALTH AT DEATH. DIED: between October
20, 1720 and July 1721. LAND: ca. 550 acres.

DONE, JOHN (ca. 1747-1831). BORN: ca. 1747
in Somerset County; eldest son. NATIVE: at least
second generation. RESIDED: in Somerset County;
Worcester County; Annapolis, Anne Arundel

County. FAMILY BACKGROUND. FATHER John

Done (?-1772), a physician. STEPFATHER David
Wilson, of Somerset County. MOTHER Sarah,
daughter of William Waters (?-ca. 1781). BROTH-
ERS. Robert (?-ca. 1785), a lawyer, who married
Mary, daughter of Peter Chaille (?-1802); William.
MARRIED first, Sarah, daughter of John Rigley.
MARRIED second, Patience, daughter of Esme
Bayly and wife Sarah. CHILDREN. Eighteen chil-
dren including SON. Col. William (1792-1830).
DAUGHTERS: Sarah Martin, eldest; Juliet Hen-
rietta; Leah Bayly; and Elizabeth Bayly. PRIVATE

CAREER. EDUCATION literate. RELIGIOUS AFFILIA-
TION: Anglican. SOCIAL STATUS AND ACTIVITIES:
Gent., 1829; a Freemason; subscriber to Washing-
ton College, Chestertown, Kent County. ADDI-
TIONAL COMMENTS: he was one of several trustees
who purchased a tract for the purpose of erecting
a schoolhouse, 1804; deeded to an unmarried
daughter a parcel of land for the erection of a
school or seminary in Somerset County, 1816. OC-
CUPATIONAL PROFILE: attorney, admitted to the
following courts: Somerset County in November
1769; Worcester County in November 1769.
Planter. PUBLIC CAREER. LEGISLATIVE SERVICE:
Conventions, Worcester County, 1st, 1774, 6th-
8th, 1775-1776; Lower House, Somerset County,
1780-1781 (elected, but did not attend), 1782-
1783 (Claims 1), 1783 (elected, but did not at-
tend). OTHER STATE OFFICES: Constitution Ratifi-
cation Convention, Worcester County, 1788; chief
justice, Fourth District, 1791-1799 (resigned),
1812-1814 (resigned); judge, General Court,
1799-1805; associate judge, Fourth District,
1806-1812; judge, Court of Appeals, 1812-1814.
LOCAL OFFICES: sheriff, Worcester County, 1773-
1775; Committee of Observation, Worcester
County, in office 1776; clerk, Worcester County,
appointed 1777; Maryland Senate elector,
Worcester County, elected 1786, Somerset
County, elected 1791; Somerset Parish Vestry,
Somerset County, in office 1791-1809; justice of

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