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

1719/20), who married Robert Goldsborough
(1660-1746). Her nephews were Charles Golds-
borough (1707-1767); William Goldsborough
(1709-1760); and John Goldsborough (1711-1778).
Her niece was Elizabeth Ridgely, who married
Thomas Worthington (ca. 1691-1753). CHILDREN.
SONS: Thomas John (1697-1767), who married in
1721 Anne Cockey; Nicholas (1703/4-1743), who
married Mary. DAUGHTERS: Elizabeth, who mar-
ried in 1711 John Burley; Anne (1697-1708);
Comfort, (1701-probably 1741/42), who probably
married John Worthington, son of John Worthing-
ton (1650-1701); and Rachel (1708-?), who mar-
ried in 1727 John Moale. PRIVATE CAREER. EDU-
CATION: literate. RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION:
baptized as an Anglican along with his children in
1713 but he probably had previous Quaker lean-
ings. SOCIAL STATUS AND ACTIVITIES: second

generation burgess; inactive in public life after
1715. OCCUPATIONAL PROFILE: planter; merchant.
PUBLIC CAREER. LEGISLATIVE SERVICE: Lower
House, Anne Arundel County, 1704 (dismissed
from the 1st session for refusal to subscribe to the
required oaths), 1714 (elected to the 4th session).
LOCAL OFFICE: justice, Anne Arundel County,
1711-1715 (quorum, 1714-1715). STANDS ON
PUBLIC/PRIVATE ISSUES: his Quaker beliefs or
leanings probably kept him out of public life be-
fore 1711. WEALTH DURING LIFETIME. LAND AT

FIRST ELECTION: 500-1,000 acres. WEALTH AT
DEATH. DIED: on February 9, 1742/43. PERSONAL
PROPERTY: TEV, £24.13.9 sterling, £1,221.11.10
current money (including 18 slaves); FB,
£177.11.8 sterling, £445.7.7 current money. LAND:
958 acres.

HAMMOND, JOHN (1735-1784). BORN: in 1735
in Anne Arundel County; younger son. NATIVE:
fifth generation. RESIDED: in Anne Arundel

County. FAMILY BACKGROUND. FATHER Philip
Hammond (1697- 1760), son of Charles Hammond
(ca. 1670-1713). MOTHER Rachel (1711-1786),
daughter of John Brice (?-1713). UNCLE: Charles
Hammond (1692/93-1772). AUNTS: Ruth Ham-
mond, who married second, Thomas Franklin (ca.
1706-1787); Anne Brice (1708-1765), who mar-
ried Vachel Denton (ca. 1696-1752). BROTHERS
Charles (1729-by 1786); Philip (?-1783); Denton
(?-1782); Matthias Hammond (1740-1786); and
Rezin Hammond (1745-1809). HALF BROTHER:
Joshua (1719-died a minor). SISTER: Anne. FIRST
COUSINS Nathan Hammond (1731-1811); Rezin
Hammond (?-1783); Anne Hammond (1716-?),
who married second, William Govane (1716/17-
1768); John Brice (1738-1820); James Brice (1746-

1801); and Benedict Brice (1749-1786). MARRIED
by March 24, 1772, Ann. CHILDREN. SONS: Wil-
liam, never married; Thomas. DAUGHTERS: Sarah,
who married on May 31, 1788, Richard Marriott;
Mary, who married on April 4, 1789, John Marri-
ott; Elizabeth, who married on August 4, 1784,
William King, a Baltimore County merchant; and
Henrietta, who married Basil Brown. PRIVATE
CAREER. EDUCATION: admitted to the Middle
Temple, London, England, in February 1753; en-
tered Oriel College, Oxford University in January
1758: RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION: Anglican. SOCIAL
STATUS AND ACTIVITIES: fourth generation legisla-
tor. OCCUPATIONAL PROFILE: lawyer, called to the
bar in England in February 1760; admitted to the
following courts: Frederick County in August
1760; Provincial Court in September 1760; Anne
Arundel County in November 1760; Court of
Chancery by February 1761. PUBLIC CAREER.
LEGISLATIVE SERVICE: Lower House, Anne Arun-
del County, 1760-1761 (elected to the 3rd session
to fill vacancy; Grievances 3, Cv 3), 1762-1763
(Grievances 2; Public Offices 1, 2), 1765-1766
(Grievances 2-4; Public Offices 2-4; Laws to Ex-
pire 2, 4), 1771 (Elections). LOCAL OFFICE:
churchwarden, St. Anne's Parish, Anne Arundel
County, 1762-1763. WEALTH DURING LIFETIME.
PERSONAL PROPERTY: assessed value £2,258.15.0,
including 58 slaves and 162 oz. plate, 1783. LAND
AT FIRST ELECTION: undivided one-sixth interest
in his father's ca. 23,000 acres in Anne Arundel
and Baltimore counties. SIGNIFICANT CHANGES

IN LAND BETWEEN FIRST ELECTION AND DEATH:

Hammond began patenting small tracts of land in
Anne Arundel County in 1761, and over the next
eleven years he patented 29 tracts totaling 3,244
acres. During this twelve year period he also ac-
quired 3,432 acres in Anne Arundel County by
purchase or mortgage and sold 375 acres. After
their father's death, John and his five brothers be-
gan dividing his land amongst themselves. John's
share, confirmed to him by all his brothers by
1772, equaled 2,663 acres in Anne Arundel
County, including the family estate, "Acton," ad-
jacent to Annapolis, plus 1 lot in Annapolis and 2
lots in Elk Ridge, Anne Arundel County. After
1772 Hammond sold 994 acres, lost 207 acres in a
resurvey of 2 tracts, and by 1783 had given 1,300
acres to his son William. He acquired over 626
acres in Anne Arundel County, 1772-1784.
WEALTH AT DEATH. DIED: between January 14
and February 21, 1784, in Anne Arundel County.
PERSONAL PROPERTY: TEV, £3,655.14.11 current
money (including more than 23 slaves); FB,
£3,327.10.0. LAND: ca. 7,100 acres in Anne Arun-

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