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

who subsequently married Capt. Samuel Boston.
CHILDREN. SON: George (?-1692), a justice of
Baltimore County from 1686 to 1688, who mar-
ried Martha, daughter of Edward Beadle. Martha
Goldsmith subsequently married John Hall (ca.
1658-1737). DAUGHTERS: Elizabeth (?-by 1677);
Mary, who probably married Edward Beadle. PRI-
VATE CAREER. EDUCATION: literate. RELIGIOUS

AFFILIATION: probably a Protestant. OCCUPA-
TIONAL PROFILE: planter. PUBLIC CAREER. LEGIS-
LATIVE SERVICE: Lower House, Baltimore
County, 1659/60. LOCAL OFFICES: justice,
Baltimore County, 1664, 1665-1666; sheriff,
Baltimore County, 1664-1665; deputy surveyor,
Baltimore County, 1664-1666. MILITARY SER-
VICE: captain, 1664-1666. STANDS ON PUBLIC/PRI-
VATE ISSUES: supported FendalPs Rebellion,
1659/60-1660, but was pardoned in 1661.

WEALTH DURING LIFETIME. LAND AT FIRST

ELECTION: over 500 acres (patented 500 acres in
1658/59). WEALTH AT DEATH. DIED: will probated
on July 20, 1666. PERSONAL PROPERTY: TEV,
92,555 pounds of tobacco (including 4 slaves and
5 servants). LAND: over 2, 150 acres.

GOLDSMITH, SAMUEL (?-1671). BORN prob-
ably in England. IMMIGRATED: in 1658 as a free
adult with his wife and two daughters. RESIDED: in
Baltimore County. FAMILY BACKGROUND.
NEPHEW: George Goldsmith (?-1666). MARRIED
Johanna. CHILDREN. DAUGHTERS: Elizabeth;
Blanche, who married George Wells (?-1696); and
Susannah, who married George Utie (?-1678). PRI-
VATE CAREER. EDUCATION: literate. RELIGIOUS

AFFILIATION: probably a Protestant. SOCIAL STA-
TUS AND ACTIVITIES: brought four servants with
him to the colony. OCCUPATIONAL PROFILE:
planter. PUBLIC CAREER. LEGISLATIVE SERVICE:
Lower House, Baltimore County, 1659/60, 1663-
1664. MILITARY SERVICE: major, 1658/59-1660,

1661-?. STANDS ON PUBLIC/PRIVATE ISSUES: SUp-

ported Fendall's Rebellion, 1659/60-1660, but
was pardoned in 1661. WEALTH DURING LIFE-
TIME. LAND AT FIRST ELECTION: ca. 800 acres.
WEALTH AT DEATH. DIED: will probated on Octo-
ber 6, 1671. PERSONAL PROPERTY: TEV, 86,076
pounds of tobacco. LAND: ca. 800 acres.

GORDON, ROBERT (ca. 1676-1753). BORN ca.
1676. IMMIGRATED: ca. 1719 probably from Scot-
land. RESIDED: in Annapolis, Anne Arundel
County. FAMILY BACKGROUND. COUSIN: James
Gordon, of Cecil County, merchant. CHILDREN.
DAUGHTER: Agnes (?-1759). PRIVATE CAREER.
EDUCATION: literate. RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION: An-

glican, St. Anne's Parish, Anne Arundel County.

SOCIAL STATUS AND ACTIVITIES: Esq., 1724; a

founder of the Tuesday Club, 1745; member of the
Red House Club. ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: appar-
ently a member of the Gordon clan in Maryland,
Scotland, and Barbados; described by Alexander
Hamilton (1712-1756) in the Tuesday Club min-
utes as a quiet man with an "excellent muscial
voice." OCCUPATIONAL PROFILE: merchant; office-
holder. PUBLIC CAREER. LEGISLATIVE SERVICE:
Lower House, Annapolis, 1725-1727 (Accounts
4), 1728-1731, 1732-1734 (election voided; re-
elected to the 1st session; Accounts 1-Cv; dis-
charged during the convention for accepting an
office "of trust and profit" from the government),
1734/35-1737 (Accounts 1, Cv, 2-4), 1738
(elected to fill vacancy), 1739-1741, 1742-1744,
1745, 1745/46-1748, 1749-1751, 1751-1752 (died
before the 3rd session). OTHER PROVINCIAL OF-
FICES: justice, Provincial Court, 1732-at least 1751
(quorum, 1734-at least 1751); commissioner of the
Paper Currency Office, 1733-1753; judge, Assize
Court, Western Shore, in office 1739-1740. LOCAL
OFFICES: St. Anne's Parish Vestry, Anne Arundel
County, in office 1723-1727; alderman, Annapo-
lis, 1726-1728; justice, Anne Arundel County,
1727-at least 1731; judge, Court of Oyer and Ter-
miner and Gaol Delivery, Anne Arundel County,
commissioned 1731, 1734, 1736, 1738/39, and
1751. MILITARY SERVICE: captain, by 1723.

WEALTH DURING LIFETIME. LAND AT FIRST
ELECTION: 5.5 acres adjoining Annapolis, a strip
of valuable land along the Market Space in An-
napolis, and a 76-year lease on a lot in Annapolis
(on which he built a house). SIGNIFICANT

CHANGES IN LAND BETWEEN FIRST ELECTION

AND DEATH: acquired additional land in Annapo-
lis and 1 lot in Baltimore Town, plus ca. 150 acres
in Anne Arundel County in the late 1720s and
1730s; sold or mortgaged the lot in Baltimore
Town and all of his Annapolis land, except the lot
where his house stood, between 1739 and 1751.
WEALTH AT DEATH. DIED: on September 9, 1753,
in Anne Arundel County, of "gout in his lungs."
PERSONAL PROPERTY: TEV, at least £993.12.3,
current money (including 19 slaves and books).
LAND: ca. 150 acres in Anne Arundel County, plus
a lease on 1 lot in Annapolis.

GOUGH (GOFF), HARRY DORSEY (ca. 1745-
1808). BORN: on January 28, ca. 1745, in Anne
Arundel County. NATIVE: second generation. RE-
SIDED: at "Perry Hall," Baltimore County. FAM-
ILY BACKGROUND. FATHER: Thomas Gough,

Gent. (?-by 1760), immigrated from England by

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