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

ERTY: size of estate unknown. LAND at least 4,130
acres in Dorchester County, which John left to his
two sisters Anne Muse and Elinor Daffin, wife of
Joseph Daffin (?-1796), and to Anne Muse's two
children.

ENNALLS (ENNOLDS, ENNALS), JOSEPH

(?-1709). BORN: almost certainly in Dorchester
County; second or third son. NATIVE: second gen-
eration. RESIDED in Dorchester County. FAMILY
BACKGROUND. FATHER: Bartholomew Ennalls
(1643-1688). MOTHER Mary Hey ward. BROTHERS
Thomas Ennalls (?-1718), who married Elizabeth
(1664/65-1739), daughter of Roger Woolford (?-
ca. 1701/2); William; Henry Ennalls (1615-1734),
who married Mary, daughter of Henry Hooper (ca.
1643-1720); and Bartholomew. HALF BROTHERS:
Francis Heyward; and John Heyward. SISTERS:
Elizabeth (1664/65-1737), who married Roger
Woolford (1670-1730); and Mary. MARRIED by
1692/93 Mary, daughter of John Brooke (by
1646-1692/93). Her sister was Ann, who married
first, Thomas Cooke (?-1692/93), and second,
John Stevens, son of John Stevens (?-1692). CHIL-
DREN. SONS William Ennalls (?-1731), who mar-
ried Anne; Bartholomew Ennalls (ca. 1700-1783),
who married first, Mary Smith, and second,
Elizabeth, widow of William Taylor and daughter
of Henry Trippe (?-ca. 1723/24); Thomas (?-by
1753); Henry (?-1734), who married Elizabeth
Beckwith; and Joseph (1702-1759). DAUGHTERS:
Elizabeth, who married Charles Goldsborough
(1707-1767); Mary, who married Henry Hooper
(ca. 1687-1767). PRIVATE CAREER. EDUCATION
literate. RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION: Protestant. SO-
CIAL STATUS AND ACTIVITIES: second generation
burgess; first elected after his brother Thomas En-
nalls (?-171 8) was promoted from the Lower
House to the Upper House. OCCUPATIONAL PRO-
FILE planter. PUBLIC CAREER. LEGISLATIVE SER-
VICE Lower House, Dorchester County, 1704-
1707, 1708 A, 1708B (died before the 2nd session
of 1708B-1711 Assembly). LOCAL OFFICES: jus-
tice, Dorchester County, 1702-1709; deputy sur-
veyor, Dorchester County, 1707. WEALTH DURING

LIFETIME. LAND AT FIRST ELECTION: Over 650

acres. WEALTH AT DEATH. DIED: in 1709. PER-
SONAL PROPERTY TEV, £640.3.2 sterling (includ-
ing 8 slaves and 1 servant); FB, £628.1.5. LAND:
over 650 acres.

ENNALLS, JOSEPH (ca. 1745-1779). BORN: ca.
1745 in Dorchester County; probably eldest son.
NATIVE: fourth generation. RESIDED, in Transqua-
kin Hundred, Dorchester County. FAMILY BACK-

GROUND. FATHER: Capt. Thomas Ennalls (?-
1753), son of Joseph Ennalls (?-1709). STEPFA-
THER: James Hodson (?-1768). MOTHER: Anne.
UNCLES: William Ennalls (?-1731); Bartholomew
Ennalls(ca. 1700-1783). AUNTS: Elizabeth Ennalls
(?-by 1739), who married Charles Goldsborough
(1707-1767); Mary Ennalls, who married Henry
Hooper (ca. 1687-1767). BROTHERS: William;
Thomas III (?-ca. 1788), a merchant, who married

Anne. HALF BROTHERS OR STEPBROTHERS: James

Hodson; John Hodson; and Henry Hodson. HALF
SISTER OR STEPSISTER: Elizabeth Hodson. FIRST
COUSINS William Ennalls (?-1785); John Ennalls
(by 1746-ca. 1778); Henry Hooper, Jr. (ca. 1727-
1790); Robert Goldsborough (1733-1788); Elinor
Ennalls (ca. 1738-1793), who married Joseph Daf-
fin (?-1796); Elizabeth Greenberry Goldsborough
(ca. 1731-1820), who married William Ennalls (?-
1785); Mary Ennalls, who married Ennalls Hooper
(?-ca. 1763); and Ann Ennalls (ca. 1729-by 1790),
who married Henry Hooper, Jr. (ca. 1727-1790).
MARRIED first, ca. 1765 Mary (?-ca. 1773), daugh-
ter of Edward Trippe, Jr. (?-ca. 1756) and wife
Anne (?-by 1756); granddaughter of Edward
Trippe (?-ca. 1752) and wife Mary. Her mother's
first husband was John Trippe (?-by 1746), of
Dorchester County. MARRIED second, by 1779
Sarah Heron. CHILDREN. SONS: Thomas (?-ca.
1791), probably never married; William; Joseph;
John; and possibly Henry. DAUGHTERS: Elizabeth,
who married (first name unknown) Millis; Anne,
who married by 1792 William Whittington. PRI-
VATE CAREER. EDUCATION: literate. SOCIAL STA-
TUS AND ACTIVITIES: Gent., by 1769; Esq., by
1778. OCCUPATIONAL PROFILE: planter. PUBLIC
CAREER. LEGISLATIVE SERVICE Convention, Dor-
chester County, 9th, 1776. LOCAL OFFICES: sheriff,
Dorchester County, elected 1777; justice, Dor-
chester County, commissioned 1777; collector of
clothing for soldiers, Dorchester County, ap-
pointed 1778. MILITARY SERVICE lieutenant colo-
nel, Upper Battalion, Dorchester County Militia,
commissioned 1776; colonel, Upper Battalion,
Dorchester County Militia, 1778-1779. WEALTH
DURING LIFETIME. PERSONAL PROPERTY: 18

slaves, 1776. LAND AT FIRST ELECTION: 1,742
acres in Dorchester County (217 acres probably
inherited from his father; 116 acres inherited from
his stepfather; 1,675 acres through his first mar-
riage, 282 acres of which were released in a land
division with his wife's half sister; 23 acres by pa-
tent). WEALTH AT DEATH. DIED, on November 10,
1779, probably in Dorchester County. PERSONAL
PROPERTY: size of estate unknown. LAND: 1,742
acres in Dorchester County.

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