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

Richard Hatton; niece of Thomas Hatton (?-
1654/55). She subsequently married Clement Hill
(?-1708). Her brothers were William Hatton (?-
1712); Richard. Her sisters were Mary, who mar-
ried Zachary Wade (ca. 1627-1678); Elinor (1642-
1725), who married first, Thomas Brooke (1632-
1676), and second, Henry Darnall (ca. 1645-
1711); and Barbara, who married James Johnson
(?-?). CHILDREN. SONS: Richard Gardiner (?-
1687), who married Elizabeth, daughter of Maj.
John Ware, of Rappahannock, Virginia; John,
who married Mary, daughter of William Boreman
(ca. 1630-1709); Luke, who married Monica; and
Thomas. PRIVATE CAREER. EDUCATION: literate.

RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION: Catholic. SOCIAL STATUS

AND ACTIVITIES: servant or apprentice to Thomas
Copley in 1637; designated Gent, or by a military
title after 1660. OCCUPATIONAL PROFILE: servant
or apprentice, 1637; planter. PUBLIC CAREER. LEG-
ISLATIVE SERVICE: Lower House, St. Mary's
County, 1659/60 (elected to fill vacancy), 1661,
1662, 1671 (resigned after the 2nd session to be-
come sheriff). LOCAL OFFICES: justice, St. Mary's
County, 1661-1666, 1668-1672 (quorum, 1664-
1666, 1668-1672); sheriff, St. Mary's County,
1672-1674. MILITARY SERVICE: lieutenant by
1660/61; captain, by 1664, still serving in 1670.

WEALTH DURING LIFETIME. LAND AT FIRST

ELECTION: operated 4 separate plantations.

WEALTH AT DEATH. DIED: by August 1674. PER-
SONAL PROPERTY: TEV, £632.18.0 sterling (in-
cluding 3 slaves and 10 servants). LAND: over
5,000 acres.

GARDINER, RICHARD (?-1687). BORN in St.
Mary's County; oldest son. NATIVE: third genera-
tion. RESIDED: in St. Mary's County. FAMILY
BACKGROUND. FATHER: Luke Gardiner (1622-
1674). STEPFATHER: Clement Hill (?-1708).
MOTHER: Elizabeth Hatton. UNCLES: Richard
Lusthead (?-1642); William Hatton (?-1712);
Zachary Wade (ca. 1627-1678); Thomas Brooke
(1632-1676); Henry Darnall (ca. 1645-1711); and
James Johnson (?-?). BROTHERS: John, who mar-
ried Mary, daughter of William Boreman (ca.
1630-1709); Luke; and Thomas. FIRST COUSIN:
Thomas Brooke (ca. 1659-1730/31). MARRIED
Elizabeth, daughter of Maj. John Ware, of Rap-
pannock, Virginia. CHILDREN. SONS: John; Luke.

PRIVATE CAREER. EDUCATION: literate. RELIGIOUS
AFFILIATION: Catholic. SOCIAL STATUS AND AC-
TIVITIES: third generation burgess; sons held no
known office. OCCUPATIONAL PROFILE: planter;
merchant; owned a gristmill. PUBLIC CAREER.
LEGISLATIVE SERVICE: Lower House, St. Mary's

County, 1681-1682 (elected to the 3rd session),
1686 (died before the 2nd session). LOCAL OF-
FICES: coroner, St. Mary's County, 1676; justice,
St. Mary's County, 1677-1687 (quorum, 1686-

1687). WEALTH DURING LIFETIME. LAND AT

FIRST ELECTION at least 1,200 acres inherited
from his father. WEALTH AT DEATH. DIED: will
probated on December 3, 1687. PERSONAL PROP-
ERTY: TEV, £1,338.17.8 sterling (including 17
slaves and 3 servants); FB, £26.3.8. LAND: over
1,200 acres.

GARRETT, AMOS (1671-1727/28). BORN: in
1671 in England. IMMIGRATED: by 1701 as a free
adult. RESIDED: in Annapolis, Anne Arundel
County. FAMILY BACKGROUND. FATHER: James

Garrett. MOTHER: Sarah, by 1727/28, "late of St.
Olives St., Southwark," England. SISTERS: Mary,
who married Henry Woodward; Elizabeth Ginn.
NEPHEW: Amos Woodward. MARRIED never. CHIL-
DREN. Died without progeny. PRIVATE CAREER.
EDUCATION: literate. RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION: An-
glican. SOCIAL STATUS AND ACTIVITIES: served as
agent for Sir Thomas Lawrence (ca. 1645-1714);
one of the richest men in Maryland; important in
development of Annapolis. OCCUPATIONAL PRO-
FILE: merchant; planter. PUBLIC CAREER. LEGISLA-
TIVE SERVICE: Lower House, Annapolis, 1712-
1714 (Laws 2-4; Aggrievances 1), 1715, 1720-
1721/22 (elected to the 2nd session to fill va-
cancy). LOCAL OFFICES: justice, Anne Arundel
County, by 1702-1706 (quorum, 1704-1706); St.
Anne's Parish Vestry, Anne Arundel County,
1704-1706; mayor, Annapolis, 1708; alderman,
Annapolis, by 1720-1726. WEALTH DURING LIFE-
TIME. LAND AT FIRST ELECTION: 8,000 acres in
1714. WEALTH AT DEATH. DIED: on March 8,
1727/28; excessive drinking may have caused his
death; the total cost for his funeral exceeded
£442.19.2, with over 1,000 Bibles and other holy
books distributed to mourners. PERSONAL PROP-
ERTY: TEV, £1,047. 11. 10 sterling, £1 1,508.5.3 cur-
rent money (including 68 slaves and 10 servants).
LAND: over 8,000 acres.

GARRETT, AMOS (1723-ca. 1789). BORN: on
June 10, 1723, in St. George's Parish, Baltimore
County; elder son. NATIVE: probably third genera-
tion. RESIDED: in Baltimore County (later became
Harford County); Spesutia Lower Hundred, Har-
ford County, by 1783. FAMILY BACKGROUND. FA-
THER: Bennett Garrett (?-1740), of St. George's
Parish, Baltimore County, who was probably the
son of Richard Garrett (?-1709). MOTHER Ara-
bella (?-1737). STEPMOTHER: Martha Presbury.

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