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A Biographical Dictionary of the Maryland Legislature 1635-1789 by Edward C. Papenfuse, et. al.
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SERVICE, captain, 1724. WEALTH DURING LIFE-
TIME. LAND AT FIRST ELECTION: 93 acres in Kent
County (by purchase). SIGNIFICANT CHANGES IN

LAND BETWEEN FIRST ELECTION AND DEATH:

acquired 1,257 acres in Kent County (500 devised
from father), 1729-1742. WEALTH AT DEATH.
DIED in 1745 in Kent County. PERSONAL PROP-
ERTY. TEV, £2,295.6.0 current money (including
29 slaves, 55 oz. plate, 26 books, and additional
law titles); FB, £2,046.4.7. LAND: 1,350 acres in
Kent County.

DURAND, WILLIAM (?-1672). BORN: probably
in England. IMMIGRATED: in 1648/49 as a free
adult with his wife and daughter from Virginia.
RESIDED: in Broad Neck Hundred, Anne Arundel
County; Talbot County, probably after 1668. AD-
DITIONAL COMMENTS, in Virginia by 1635; he re-
ceived a patent for 800 acres on the Rappahan-
nock River in 1642, but was banished from
Virginia in 1648 for his role as a leading elder of
the nonconforming Puritans and lost his land
there. MARRIED Alice. CHILDREN. DAUGHTERS:
Alice; Elizabeth, who married Samuel Withers (?-

1671). PRIVATE CAREER. EDUCATION: literate. RE-
LIGIOUS AFFILIATION: Protestant; Quaker by
1656. SOCIAL STATUS AND ACTIVITIES: he brought
seven others with him to Maryland; Gent, on ar-
rival; he was temporarily out of the province in
1655/56; at the time of his death he was a wid-
ower planning to marry Elizabeth Ayler. OCCUPA-
TIONAL PROFILE: planter. PUBLIC CAREER. LEGIS-
LATIVE SERVICE Assembly, Providence (Anne
Arundel County) 1654; Parliamentary Commis-
sion, 1 654-probably 1657/58 (no record of service
after 1655). OTHER PROVINCIAL OFFICES, secre-
tary of the province, 1654-1657/58; justice, Pro-
vincial Court, 16541657/58. (no record of service
after 1655); clerk, Assembly, 1654. WEALTH DUR-
ING LIFETIME. LAND AT FIRST ELECTION at least

800 acres. WEALTH AT DEATH. DIED will probated
on December 6, 1672. PERSONAL PROPERTY: TEV,
21,849 pounds of tobacco (including 1 servant);
FB, 9,378 pounds of tobacco. LAND: at least 300
acres.

DURHAM, SAMUEL (ca. 1728-ca. 1787). BORN:
ca. 1728 in Baltimore County (later became Har-
ford County); eldest son. NATIVE: probably fourth
generation. RESIDED in Bush River Lower Hun-
dred, Harford County. FAMILY BACKGROUND.
FATHER: Samuel Durham (?-1772), of Baltimore
County, a planter. MOTHER: Elinor (ca. 1703-?),
daughter of Thomas Smithson (?-ca. 1732) and
wife Ann. BROTHERS: Joshua (ca. 1733-?), who

married Sarah Thompson; Mordecai (1734-1778);
Daniel (1736-by 1772); John (1738-by 1772); and
Aquilla (ca. 1746-?). SISTERS: Hannah (1740-?);
Sarah, who married first, Thomas Thompson, and
second, (first name unknown) Ramsey. MARRIED
his first cousin Ann (ca. 1738-?), daughter of
Thomas Smithson (?-1795) and wife Mary. Her
brothers were Nathaniel; Thomas (?-by 1795);
Archibald; Daniel; and William Smithson (ca.
1744-1809). Her sisters were Margaret Baslin;
Cassandra Green; Elizabeth Durham; and Sarah
Durham. CHILDREN. SONS: Samuel, Jr. (ca. 1765-
?); Thomas (ca. 1768-?); Aquila (ca. 1770-?);
Lloyd (ca. 1771-?); Lee (ca. 1774-?); and Joseph.
DAUGHTERS: Mary (ca. 1756-by 1786); Susannah
(ca. 1759-?); Elinor (ca. 1761-?); and Charlotte.

PRIVATE CAREER. EDUCATION: literate. OCCUPA-
TIONAL PROFILE: planter. PUBLIC CAREER. LEGIS-
LATIVE SERVICE: Convention, Harford County,
5th, 1775. JURY SERVICE: grand jury, Harford
County, 1774; petit jury, Harford County, 1783.
MILITARY SERVICE: private, Company No. 11,
Harford County Militia, enrolled 1775. WEALTH

DURING LIFETIME. PERSONAL PROPERTY: 8 slaves,

1 white servant, 1776; assessed value £412.16.8,
including 8 slaves and 2 oz. plate, 1783. LAND AT
FIRST ELECTION: 273 acres in Harford County
(248 acres from his father by gift and bequest).
WEALTH AT DEATH. DIED: between July 6, 1786,
and February 27, 1787, in Harford County. PER-
SONAL PROPERTY: TEV, at least £787.0.0 current
money (including 13 slaves, plate, books, and a
still with equipment). LAND: 273 acres in Harford
County.

DUVALL, GABRIEL (1752-1844). BORN: on De-
cember 6, 1752, in Prince George's County; sixth
child, second son. NATIVE: fourth generation. RE-
SIDED, in Annapolis, Anne Arundel County, from
at least 1777 until at least 1802, when he moved to
Washington, D.C., and "Marietta," Prince
George's County. FAMILY BACKGROUND. FATHER:
Benjamin Duvall (1719-ca. 1801), son of Benja-
min Duvall (?-1774). MOTHER: Susanna (1717/18-
1794), daughter of Edward Tyler and wife
Elizabeth Duvall. BROTHERS: Benjamin (1746-?),
who married ca. 1772 Jemima Taylor; Edward
(1755-1780); Isaac (1757-1781); and William
(1762-died young). SISTERS: Elizabeth (1744-
1777), who married ca. 1770 William Clarke;
Susanna (1746-1807), who married first, in 1770
William Higgins, and second, Joseph R. Hodges;
Delilah (1747-1839); Sarah (1751-?), who married
Amos Simpson; and Sophia (1760-died young).
FIRST COUSIN: Samuel Duvall (1748-1811). OTHER

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