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

son. SIGNIFICANT CHANGES IN LAND BETWEEN
FIRST ELECTION AND DEATH: acquired 903 acres
in Caroline County through his second marriage,
ca. 1788; purchased or patented at least 1,382
acres in Caroline County between 1785 and 1797;
sold 263 acres in Caroline County between 1786
and 1796. WEALTH AT DEATH. DIED: on July 23,
1798, in Caroline County. PERSONAL PROPERTY:
included 23 slaves, plate, and a sawmill mentioned
in his will. LAND: 3,000 acres in Caroline County.

DUCKETT, THOMAS (1744-1806). BORN: on
March 26, 1744, in Queen Anne Parish, Prince
George's County. NATIVE: third generation. RE-
SIDED: in Prince George's County. FAMILY BACK-
GROUND. FATHER. RJchard Duckett (1704/5-
1788), son of Richard Duckett (1675-1754), an
immigrant, and wife Charity Jacob. MOTHER:
Elizabeth Williams (1719-1798). BROTHERS: RJch-
ard; Baruch (ca. 1745-1810); Isaac, who married
Margaret (1772-1797), daughter of Walter Bowie
(1748-1810); Jacob; and RJchard Jacob. SISTERS:
Eleanor (1737-?), who married (first name un-
known) Lyles; Charity, who married in 1757
Thomas Boyd; Elizabeth (ca. 1741-?); Martha,
who married (first name unknown) Hall; Ann,
who married (first name unknown) Hall; and Ra-
chel, who married first, (first name unknown) Wil-
liams, and second, (first name unknown) Turner.
MARRIED first, by 1772 Priscilla Eraser (1750-
1786), daughter of Allen Bowie, Sr., Gent. (1719-
1783) and wife Ann Eraser (1718-1779); grand-
daughter of both John Bowie, Sr. (ca. 1688-1759)
and Rev. John Fraser (?-1742), who was rector of
King George's Parish, Prince George's County,
and wife Ann Blyzard; niece of William Bowie
(1721-1791), George Fraser (?-1764), and Susan-
nah Fraser, who married John Hawkins, Jr.
(1713-1757). Her brother was John Fraser. Her
half brother was Fielder Bowie (ca. 1745-1794).
Her sisters were Susannah Fraser (1749-?), who
married Matthew Eversfield; Anne (1751-1782),
who married Lt. John Smith Brookes. Her first
cousins were Allen Bowie, Jr. (1737-1803); Walter
Bowie (1748-1810); Robert Bowie (ca. 1750-1818);
George Fraser Hawkins (ca. 1741-1785); and
Susannah Fraser Hawkins, who married William
Bayly (ca. 1742-1824). MARRIED second, on Janu-
ary 7, 1796, Mary Meek (ca. 1746-1809), widow
of Thomas Clagett (1740/41-1792), daughter of
Enoch Magruder (?-1786) and wife Meek Wade.
Her brother was Dennis. Her sisters were Nancy
Coombs, who married (first name unknown) Bur-
gess; Elioner, who married (first name unknown)
Burgess; Sarah, who married (first name un-

known) Lyles; and Ann, who married (first name
unknown) Lowe. CHILDREN. SONS Allen Bowie
(ca. 1775-1809), an associate judge of the Circuit
Court of Washington, D.C. at death, who married
in 1799 Margaret, daughter of Joseph Howard;
John Bowie (ca. 1776-1805), clerk of the Mary-
land House of Delegates at death; Dr. Richard
(ca. 1778-1854), of Milford, Prince George's
County; Thomas, who sailed from Baltimore for
the West Indies and was lost at sea, 1806. STEP-
SONS: Judson Magruder Clagett (1769-1800), who
married Caroline Hesselius; Thomas Clagett
(1773-?); Hector Clagett (1776-?), who died
young; Hector Clagett (1780-?); and Hannibal
Clagett (1782-1809). DAUGHTERS: Anne Fraser
(1772-1808), who married Thomas F. Brooke and
died in Allegany County; Susannah, who married
Daniel Rawlings. STEPDAUGHTERS: Mary Clagett
(1771-1816), who married first, in 1789 Patrick
McEldery, and second, Jacob Duckett; Elizabeth
Clagett (1778-?), who married in 1794 Henry Ad-
dison; and Sarah Magruder Clagett (1780-?), who
married in 1800 Upton Bruce. PRIVATE CAREER.
EDUCATION: literate. SOCIAL STATUS AND ACTIVI-
TIES: Gent., by 1778. OCCUPATIONAL PROFILE:
merchant, planter. PUBLIC CAREER. LEGISLATIVE
SERVICE: Lower House, Prince George's County,
1780-1781 (Manufactories 1, 2; Claims 2), 1781-
1782 (Claims 1, 2; Public Taxes 1, 2), 1782-1783
(Claims 2), 1783 (Claims); Senate, Western Shore,
Term of 1801-1806: 1802 (elected on November
18, 1802, to fill vacancy), 1803, 1804, 1805, Term
of 1806-1811: 1806 (died during the Assembly).
LOCAL OFFICES: sheriff, Prince George's County,
1777-1779; assessor of the property tax, Prince
George's County, in office 1778; collector of
supplies for the army, Prince George's County,
appointed 1779; judge, Court of Appeals for Tax
Assessment, Prince George's County, appointed
1786; justice, Prince George's County, 1788-1792;
associate justice, First District Court, Prince
George's County, 1793-1802. JURY SERVICE fore-
man, grand jury, Prince George's County, 1776.
WEALTH DURING LIFETIME. PERSONAL PROP-
ERTY: 35 slaves, 1790; assessed value £1,207.0.0,
including 34 slaves and 18 oz. plate, 1796; as-
sessed value £1,584.0.0, including 43 slaves and 96
oz. plate, 1806. LAND AT FIRST ELECTION: 360
acres in Prince George's County (all by purchase).

SIGNIFICANT CHANGES IN LAND BETWEEN FIRST

ELECTION AND DEATH: purchased at least 370
acres in Prince George's County between 1783 and
1789; sold 40 acres in Prince George's County,
1785; acquired 309 acres in Prince George's
County through his second marriage, 17%. ADDI-

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