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

Congress, 1795 (elected to fill vacancy; seated on
January 2, 1795). WEALTH DURING LIFETIME.
PERSONAL PROPERTY assessed value £840.0.0,
including 17 slaves, 1783; assessed value £521.0.0,
including 16 slaves and 14 oz. plate, 1793; as-
sessed value £416.0.0, including 11 slaves and 14
oz. plate, 1797; 13 slaves, Kentucky, 1800; 14
slaves, Kentucky, 1811; 16 slaves, Kentucky,
1812. LAND AT FIRST ELECTION: 976 acres in
Montgomery County (700 acres from wife's
dower, plus 276 acres that his wife inherited from
her brother). SIGNIFICANT CHANGES IN LAND

BETWEEN FIRST ELECTION AND DEATH: pur-
chased 2,009 acres in Maryland and Kentucky,
1784-1812; sold 906 acres in Montgomery
County, 1784-1812. WEALTH AT DEATH. DIED: on
November 13, 1829, in Elkton, Kentucky; buried
on his estate in Elkton, Kentucky. LAND: owned
ca. 2,985 acres in 1812, of which ca. 1,061 acres
were in Kentucky and the remainder in Montgom-
ery County.

ELLIOTT, WILLIAM (?-1756). BORN: of age by
1713; eldest son. NATIVE: at least second genera-
tion. RESIDED: on Kent Island, Queen Anne's
County. FAMILY BACKGROUND. FATHER: William
Elliott (?-1713), of Kent Island, Queen Anne's
County; a carpenter. MOTHER: Elizabeth. BROTH-
ERS. Thomas; Henry; John, a cooper; Joseph; and
Benjamin. SISTER: Elizabeth. MARRIED Mary.
CHILDREN. SON: John. DAUGHTERS: Elizabeth,
who married Thomas Elliott Hutchings; (first
name unknown), who married Matthew Griffith.

PRIVATE CAREER. EDUCATION: literate. RELIGIOUS

AFFILIATION: Anglican, Christ Church Parish,
Kent Island, Queen Anne's County. SOCIAL STA-
TUS AND ACTIVITIES: Mr., 1722; Gent., 1725. OC-
CUPATIONAL PROFILE planter. PUBLIC CAREER.
LEGISLATIVE SERVICE. Lower House, Queen An-
ne's County, 1722-1724, 1725-1727, 1728-1731,
1732-1734, 1734/35-1737. LOCAL OFFICES: jus-
tice, Queen Anne's County, 1732-at least 1734
(quorum, 1734); coroner, Queen Anne's County,
appointed 1739; reader, Christ Church Parish,
Queen Anne's County, license granted 1747. MILI-
TARY SERVICE: captain, by 1727. WEALTH DURING

LIFETIME. LAND AT FIRST ELECTION: at least 220

acres in Queen Anne's County (220 acres from his
father). WEALTH AT DEATH. DIED: between April
1 and April 22, 1756, in Queen Anne's County.
PERSONAL PROPERTY TEV, £858.19.5 current
money (including 21 slaves, 1 servant, 12 oz. 13
dwt. 10 gr. silver, and books); FB, £811.13.3.
LAND: 220 acres in Queen Anne's County,

ELTONHEAD, WILLIAM (ca. 1616-1655).
BORN: ca. 1616 in Eltonhead, Lancastershire, En-
gland; first son. IMMIGRATED: in 1643, apparently
returned to England and reimmigrated in 1648 as
a free adult. RESIDED: in Calvert or St. Mary's

counties. FAMILY BACKGROUND. FATHER: John

Eltonhead, of Middle Temple, England. MOTHER:
Elizabeth, daughter of John Osbaldeston. UNCLE.
Edward Eltonhead, of Henham, Essex, England, a
master in Chancery in 1658. BROTHER: Richard
Eltonhead, Esq., of Eltonhead, Lancastershire,
England. SISTER: Jane, who married first, Robert
Moryson, of Kecoughtan, Virginia, and second, in
1649 Cuthbert Fenwick (1614-1655). MARRIED by
1649 Jane (1617-1659), widow of both Thomas
Smith and Philip Taylor (ca. 1610-?). CHILDREN.
STEPSON: Thomas Taylor (ca. 1643-1696), the
sheriff of Dorchester County in 1669 and a justice
(quorum) of Dorchester County by 1679, who
married Frances. PRIVATE CAREER. EDUCATION:
literate; admitted to St. John's College, Cambridge
University, 1631; admitted to the Middle Temple,
London, England, 1632/33. RELIGIOUS AFFILIA-
TION: probably a Protestant. SOCIAL STATUS AND
ACTIVITIES: brought six men servants, one maid,
and one boy with him when he immigrated to
Maryland; in partnership with his uncle Edward
Eltonhead to transport 100 persons to Maryland
for a grant of 10,000 acres; probably recruited by
Cecilius Calvert, 2nd Lord Baltimore (1605- 167 5),
in an effort to attract influential Protestants to
Maryland; often returned to England and rarely
served as a councilor. OCCUPATIONAL PROFILE:
planter. PUBLIC CAREER. LEGISLATIVE SERVICE:
Upper House, 1650-1650/51 (appointed, but did
not serve). PROVINCIAL OFFICE: Council, 1649-

1655. STANDS ON PUBLIC/PRIVATE ISSUES: SUp-

ported Lord Baltimore against the Parliamentary
Commissioners. WEALTH DURING LIFETIME.
LAND AT FIRST ELECTION: a 2,000-acre manor,
1649 (probably held land in partnership with his
uncle). WEALTH AT DEATH. DIED: on March 25,
1655, when captured and executed at the Battle of
the Severn. PERSONAL PROPERTY: TEV, 14,202
pounds of tobacco (including 2 servants). LAND:
1,130 acres.

ELZEY, ARNOLD (ca. 1758-1818). BORN- ca.
1758, probably in Somerset County. NATIVE: at
least second generation. RESIDED: in Somerset
County; Baltimore County, 1779; Princess Anne
Hundred, Somerset County, 1783; Washington,
D.C., 1801. FAMILY BACKGROUND. FATHER: possi-

bly Arnold Elzey, Gent. (ca. 1724-?). MARRIED by
1796 Henrietta (?-1835), daughter of Ephraim

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