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

1710/11); daughter of William Cockey and wife
Sarah. HALF BROTHERS: Thomas Hammond
(1693-?); Mordecai Hammond (1695-1734), who
married Frances Lillingston; Benjamin Hammond
(1706/7-?), who married first, Sarah Eagle, and
second, Margaret Talbot; Lawrence Hammond
(1709-1784), who married first, Ruth Greniffe,
and second, Margaret Hughes; and William Ham-
mond (1710/11-?), who married Mary Merriken.
HALF SISTERS: Sarah Hammond (1691/2-?);
Susannah Hammond (1697-?), who married Car-
penter Lillingston; and Jane Hammond (1700-
1703). MARRIED between July 1740 and August
1741, Anne (1716-1785), widow of Thomas
Homewood (1704-1739); daughter of Charles
Hammond (1692/93- 1772); niece of Philip Ham-
mond(1697- 1760), Ruth Hammond, who married
second, Thomas Franklin (ca. 1706-1787), and
Comfort Stimpson, who married John Dorsey (ca.
1682-?). Her first cousins were John Hammond
(1735-1784); Rezin Hammond (1745-1809);
Matthias Hammond (1740-1786); Nathan Ham-
mom/(1731-1811); Rezin Hammond (?-1783); and
John Hammond Dorsey (1718-174). ADDITIONAL
COMMENTS: In 1750 Govane was accused of ill-
treating his wife Anne and mismanaging Thomas
Homewood's estate worth approximately £3,000
current money. By a Chancery Court decree in
1750 Anne was granted a separation and Govane
was denied any control over the Homewood es-
tate. Govane then moved to Baltimore County
where he lived with Mary Salisbury (?-ca. 1768),
by whom he had two children. CHILDREN. NATU-
RAL SON: James Govane. STEPSON: Charles Home-
wood (1734-?), who married Elizabeth Wright.
NATURAL DAUGHTER. Mary Govane. STEP-
DAUGHTERS: Ann Homewood (1736-?), who mar-
ried Joseph Marriott; Rebecca Homewood (1738-
?), who married (first name unknown) Bishop. PRI-
VATE CAREER. EDUCATION: literate. RELIGIOUS

AFFILIATION: Anglican. SOCIAL STATUS AND AC-
TIVITIES. Gent., 1752. OCCUPATIONAL PROFILE:
merchant, by 1739. Active in trade in the West
Indies where he often traveled on business. PUBLIC

CAREER. LEGISLATIVE SERVICE: Lower House,

Baltimore County, 1751-1754 (election of entire
county delegation voided on December 12, 1751,
because of illegal actions of the sheriff; reelected to
the 2nd session), 1754-1757 (Arms and Ammuni-
tion 5, 6; Bills of Credit 5; Accounts 6), 1757-
1758 (Accounts 1, Cv, 2), 1758-1761 (Accounts
Cv 1, 1, Cv 2, 2, 3, Cv 3; Public Offices Cv 1, 1,
Cv 2, 2, 3, Cv 3). LOCAL OFFICES: constable,
Broad Neck Hundred, Anne Arundel County, ap-
pointed 1749; St. Margaret's Parish Vestry, Anne

Arundel County, in office 1750. JURY SERVICE
grand jury, Anne Arundel County, in office 1743;
jury, Anne Arundel County, in office 1748. MILI-
TARY SERVICE: captain, by 1754. WEALTH DURING

LIFETIME. PERSONAL PROPERTY: Used the profits

of his wife's dower of £1,700 current money as
widow of Thomas Homewood, and controlled the
Homewood children's portion of their father's es-
tate until 1750 when he was denied that right by
the Chancery Court. LAND AT FIRST ELECTION:
540 acres in Baltimore County (all by personal
acquisition). Lost any legal claim to his portion of
the Homewood estate of ca. 2,000 acres in Anne
Arundel County in 1752. SIGNIFICANT CHANGES

IN LAND BETWEEN FIRST ELECTION AND DEATH:

consolidated his 540-acre holdings with adjoining
vacant lands to obtain an 810-acre patent in
Baltimore County in 1755; purchased an addi-
tional 400 acres in Baltimore County in 1757.
WEALTH AT DEATH. DIED: in September 1768 in
Baltimore County. PERSONAL PROPERTY: TEV,
£1,405.8.0 current money (including 39 slaves,
plate, and books); FB, estate overpaid £127.18.0.
LAND: 1,210 acres in Baltimore County, all of
which were devised to his son James.

GRAHAME (GRAHAM), CHARLES (ca. 1721-
1779). BORN: ca. 1721 in Scotland. IMMIGRATED:
by 1751 with his brother. RESIDED in Lower
Marlboro, Calvert County. FAMILY BACKGROUND.
FATHER: John Grahame. MOTHER: Ann Campbell.
BROTHER: David (?-ca. 1754), of Queen Anne's
County, who married Charlotte Hyde, a cousin of
Lord Baltimore. MARRIED ca. 1753 Aesneath Hut-
ton. CHILDREN. SON: John Grahame (1760-1833).
DAUGHTER: Aesneath (Asenath, Azenath) (by
1758-?); Ann (?-by 1790), who married Thomas
Mackall (1751-1799). PRIVATE CAREER. EDUCA-
TION: literate. RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION: Protestant.

SOCIAL STATUS AND ACTIVITIES: Mr., 1753;

Gent., 1769. OCCUPATIONAL PROFILE: merchant,
in partnership with John Wardrop, 1753; member
of the merchant firm of William Lux & Company,
1767. Other partners in the firm were William Lux
(ca. 1730-1778), James Dick, and William Lyon.
Before the Revolution, Grahame was the principal
agent for James Russell, an important London
merchant. He supervised both Russell's extensive
mercantile interests in Maryland and his share of
the Nottingham Ironworks in Baltimore County.
PUBLIC CAREER. LEGISLATIVE SERVICE: Lower
House, Calvert County, 1762-1763 (Bills of Credit
1, 2), 1765-1766 (Bills of Credit 2, 4; Public Of-
fices 3; Laws to Expire 4), 1768-1770 (Claims 1-
4), 1771 (Claims); Convention, Calvert County,
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