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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

his stepchildren in 1802 after paying them a total
of £1,000 current money. CHILDREN. STEPSONS:
John Riatt, Jr., who married Hannah, sister of
Nathan Hammond (1731-1811); George Riatt.
STEPDAUGHTERS: Ann Riatt, who married by 1767
John Duckett; Barbara Riatt (1743-?), who mar-
ried Philip Hammond (1744-1799), brother of Na-
than Hammond (1731-1811); and Harriott Riatt
(?-by 1802), who married by 1767 Marmaduke
Winell. PRIVATE CAREER. EDUCATION: literate.
RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION Anglican, St. Anne's
Parish, Anne Arundel County, until 1777 when he
moved to Frederick County. SOCIAL STATUS AND
ACTIVITIES: Gent., 1759. OCCUPATIONAL PROFILE:
merchant; farmer; land speculator. Maintained a
store in Annapolis in 1761 until at least 1773; in
partnership with Stephen West (1727-1790) 1761.
After 1782 Hammond called himself a farmer.

PUBLIC CAREER. LEGISLATIVE SERVICE: Lower

House, Frederick County, 1783 (Claims). OTHER
STATE OFFICE: commissioner and endorser of bills
of credit, 1776-1783. LOCAL OFFICES: sheriff, An-
napolis, 1753-1754; churchwarden, St. Anne's
Parish, Anne Arundel County, 1769-1770, 1774-
1775; St. Anne's Parish Vestry, Anne Arundel
County, 1770-1773, 1775-1777; trustee of the
poor, Anne Arundel County, in office in 1772.
WEALTH DURING LIFETIME. PERSONAL PROP-
ERTY settled the estate of John Riatt with his wife
Ann; final distribution was made in 1769. Her
portion was £171.17.4 sterling, £1,404.11.2 cur-
rent money, and 3,036 pounds of tobacco. Riatt
also had held a lease to part of a lot in Annapolis
and Hammond leased the remainder of the lot in
1762. Assessed value £391.0.0, including 12 slaves,
Anne Arundel County 1783. ADDITIONAL COM-
MENTS: Subleased land and a store near the dock
in Annapolis after 1777. By 1798 Hammond had
two tenants on his Anne Arundel County land.
LAND AT FIRST ELECTION: 1,512 acres in Anne
Arundel and Frederick counties, plus 2 lots in An-
napolis and a 97-year lease on 1 lot near the dock
in Annapolis. (480 acres in Frederick County in-
herited from his father, 152 acres in Frederick
County inherited upon the death of sister his Car-
oline, ca. 1772). SIGNIFICANT CHANGES IN LAND
BETWEEN FIRST ELECTION AND DEATH: patented

40 acres in Frederick County in 1790 and 1798;
probably sold his 2 lots in Annapolis before 1798;
purchased ca. 200 acres in Anne Arundel County
in 1801 and sold 687 acres in that county in 1802
and 1803; purchased 2,265 acres in Kentucky
prior to 1802. WEALTH AT DEATH. DIED: on No-
vember 4, 1811, in Frederick County; buried in
Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Frederick County. LAND:

1,065 acres in Frederick and Anne Arundel
counties, plus a lease on 1 lot in Annapolis, and
2,265 acres in Kentucky.

HAMMOND, NICHOLAS (1758-1830). BORN:
on May 26, 1758, on the Isle of Jersey, England.
IMMIGRATED: by 1780 from Philadelphia, Pennsyl-
vania. RESIDED, in Cambridge, Dorchester
County, 1780; Easton, Talbot County, 1798; built
"St. Aubins," Talbot County, 1808. FAMILY
BACKGROUND. FATHER: Nicholas Hammond, im-
migrated in 1 730 from the Isle of Jersey, England,
to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He had returned to
the Isle of Jersey by 1758. MOTHER: Margaret
Lampriere. MARRIED first, in 1780 his cousin Sa-
rah George (?-1787), of Philadelphia, Pennsylva-
nia. MARRIED second, in 1792 Rebecca (1762-
1801), daughter of Henry Hollyday (ca. 1725-
1789); granddaughter of both James Hollyday
(1696-1747) and George Robins (1697- 1742); step-
granddaugher of William Goldsborough (1709-
1760); niece of James Hollyday (1722-1 786), Mar-
garet Robins (1734-1808), who married William
Hayward (?-1791), Henrietta Maria Robins
(1736-1791), who married James Lloyd Chamber-
laine (1732-1783); half niece of both Edward
Lloyd (1711-1770) and Richard Lloyd (1717-
1786). Her brothers were Henry (?-died young);
James Hollyday (1758-1807); Thomas (1760-
1823); and Henry (1771-1850). Her sisters were
Henrietta Maria (1750-1832), who married Sam-
uel Chamberlaine (1742-1811); Sarah (1753-
1829); Anna Maria (1756-1817), who married
George Gale (1756-1815); Elizabeth (1768-1810);
and Margaret (1774-?). Her first cousin was Hen-
rietta Maria Chamberlaine (?-1804), who married
William Hayward, Jr. (ca. 1758-1834). CHILDREN.
SON: Nicholas (1795-1831), a physician, who mar-
ried in 1823 Anne Caroline, daughter of Howes
Goldsborough and wife Mary. DAUGHTERS: Anna
Maria, who married in 1818 her first cousin James
Lloyd Chamberlaine (1785-1844), son of Samuel
Chamberlaine (1742-1811); Rebecca Hollyday
(1801-?), who married in 1833 Rev. Robert Wil-
liam Goldsborough. PRIVATE CAREER. EDUCA-
TION: sent from England to Philadelphia, Pennsyl-
vania, to study law, ca. 1772. RELIGIOUS
AFFILIATION: Anglican, St. Peter's Parish, Talbot

County. SOCIAL STATUS AND ACTIVITIES: Gent.,

1785; Esq., 1789; Freemason, participated in the
establishment of the first lodge formed in Dor-
chester County, No. 29, delegate from Lodge No.
29 to the convention which organized the Grand
Lodge; Hammond was elected junior grand war-
den in 1789, and senior grand warden in 1790, and

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