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

EDMONDSON, POLLARD (ca. 1718-1794)
BORN. ca. 1718 in Talbot County; eldest son. NA-
TIVE fourth generation. RESIDED: in Dorchester
County, 1742; Talbot County from 1743 to death;
taxed in the Third District, Talbot County, in
1783. FAMILY BACKGROUND. FATHER: John Ed-
mondson (1692-1743). MOTHER: Margaret (?-by
1729), daughter of Tobias Pollard (ca. 1669-1749).
STEPMOTHER: Margaret Finney (?-by 1767).
BROTHERS: John; James (?-by 1747). HALF
BROTHER Samuel (?-1751). SISTER: Elizabeth.
HALF SISTER Rachel. MARRIED first, on March 5,
1738, Mary (?-by 1765), daughter of James
Dickinson (?-1738) and wife Hannah Coale. Her
brother was William, who married Mary Anne
(ca. 1715-1775), daughter of Thomas Bozman (ca.
1693-1752). Her sisters were Elizabeth (?-by
1756), who married first, Anthony Richardson,
and second, Rev. Philip Walker (?-1776), a mer-
chant; Ann (?-ca. 1774), who married Samuel
Bowman (?-1768). Her nephew was Philip Walker
(?-1791). Her nieces were Elizabeth Walker (?-
1783), who married Henry Dickinson (?-1789);
Ann Walker Mein Hindman (?-by 1787), who
married third, Henry Dickinson (?-1789). MAR-
RIED second, ca. October 1765 Rachel (by 1740-
1818), widow of Philip McManus; daughter of
Christopher Birckhead (?-by 1740) and wife Ann
Harrison (?-1758); stepdaughter of Samuel Sharp
(1713/14-1748), William Brooke (?-1754/55), and
Daniel Powell. Her brothers were Christopher
Birckhead (by 1740-1788); Solomon (by 1740-ca.
1753). Her sister was Ann (1730-by 1768), who
married William Troth, Jr. CHILDREN. SONS: James
(?-ca. 1774), who married Rachel Leeds Bozman;
Pollard, appointed 3rd lieutenant of the Fourth
Independent Company of Regulars in January
1776, but resigned in March 1776; Horatio (by
1771-1810), who married Charlotte Leeds
Thomas; and John (ca. 1773-1841). DAUGHTERS:
Lucretia; Ann; Mary; one of the preceding three
married Christopher Birckhead (by 1740-1788);
Lucretia (1766-1826), who married in 1786 Capt.
Severn Teackle (?-by 1794); Harriott, who married
Richard Trippe; and Sarah, who married by 1790
Edward Harris (ca. 1757-ca. 1837). STEPDAUGH-
TERS Elizabeth McManus; Margaret McManus;
and Ann McManus. PRIVATE CAREER. EDUCA-
TION literate. RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION: Anglican,
St. Peter's Parish, Talbot County. SOCIAL STATUS
AND ACTIVITIES: Gent., 1743; Esq., 1777. OCCUPA-
TIONAL PROFILE: probably a planter. PUBLIC CA-

REER. LEGISLATIVE SERVICE: Lower House, Tal-
bot County, 1751-1754, 1754-1757, 1757-1758
(Accounts 1), 1758-1761, 1762-1763 (Elections 1,

2), 1765-1766 (Elections 2, 4; Arms and Ammuni-
tion 2); Conventions, Talbot County, 6th-8th,
1775-1776, 9th, 1776; Lower House, Talbot
County, 1785. LOCAL OFFICES: St. Peter's Parish
Vestry, Talbot County, in office 1745, 1746-1748,
1750-1756, 1758, 1760-1762; Maryland Senate
elector, Talbot County, elected 1791. MILITARY
SERVICE: colonial troop of horse, Talbot County
Militia, 1748. WEALTH DURING LIFETIME. PER-
SONAL PROPERTY: assessed value £1,650.0.0, in-
cluding 39 slaves and 27 oz. plate, 1783; 40 slaves,
1790. LAND AT FIRST ELECTION: 2,244 acres in
Queen Anne's, Dorchester, and Talbot counties
(inherited 1,296 acres from his father and 661
acres from his maternal grandfather; 287 acres
acquired through his first marriage). WEALTH AT
DEATH. DIED, between September 16 and October
28, 1794, in Talbot County. PERSONAL PROPERTY:
requested no appraisal of his estate. LAND: at least
2,051 acres in Talbot, Dorchester, and Queen An-
ne's counties.

EDMONDSON (EDMUNDSON, EDMOND-
STON), THOMAS (?-ca. 1721/22). BORN, proba-
bly between 1677 and 1684 in Talbot County;
fourth son. NATIVE: second generation. RESIDED:
in Talbot County. FAMILY BACKGROUND. FATHER:
John Edmundson (?-1697/98). MOTHER: Sarah,
daughter of William Parker (?-1673/74). BROTH-
ERS: John (1666-1687); James (1670-1702); Wil-
liam (1677-1702); and Samuel (1684-1704). STEP-
BROTHER: possibly Abraham Morgan (he may
have been a natural brother or a brother-in-law).
SISTERS: Sarah (1665-?); Grace (1668-?); Henrietta
Maria (1671-?); Martha (1673-?); and Elizabeth
(?-1709). NEPHEW: John Edmondson (1692-1743).
MARRIED on August 7, 1699, Mary (?-1742),
widow of Robert Grasum (Grason, Greason) (?-
1698), a merchant of Stockton, England, and Tal-
bot County; kinswoman of Robert Grundy (?-
1720). CHILDREN. STEPSON. Joshua Greason.
DAUGHTERS: Sarah, who married (first name un-
known) Hopkins; Ann, who married John Tib-
balls. PRIVATE CAREER. EDUCATION: literate. RELI-
GIOUS AFFILIATION: he was married in a Quaker
Meeting House; his father was a Quaker. SOCIAL

STATUS AND ACTIVITIES: Gent., 1704. OCCUPA-
TIONAL PROFILE: planter. PUBLIC CAREER. LEGIS-
LATIVE SERVICE. Lower House, Talbot County,

1719-1721/22. WEALTH DURING LIFETIME. LAND

AT FIRST ELECTION: at least 234 acres in Talbot
County (probably inherited from his father and
brother). Edmondson may have owned additional
acreage inherited from his father and brothers, but
the exact amount could not be determined. SIGNIF-

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