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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

(Laws; Elections), 1739-1741 (Laws Cv; elected
speaker of the 1st session; resigned as speaker dur-
ing the 3rd session because of the severe illness of
his son), 1742-1744 (Laws 1, 2; Bills of Credit 2),
1745 (Laws), 1745/46-1748 (Laws Cv 1, 1-3, 4),
1749-1751 (speaker), 1751-1754 (speaker), 1754-
1757 (Laws 1-4; Grievances 3), 1757-1758 (Griev-
ances 1, Cv, 2; Public Offices 1, Cv, 2), 1758-1760
(died before the 3rd session). OTHER PROVINCIAL
OFFICE: clerk, Prerogative Office, 1718-1721. LO-
CAL OFFICES: deputy commissary, Anne Arundel
County, in office 1718-1720; St. Anne's Parish
Vestry, Anne Arundel County, in office 1727-
1730, 1740-1743. WEALTH DURING LIFETIME.
LAND AT FIRST ELECTION: 3,683 acres in Anne
Arundel and Baltimore counties (ca. 400 acres
inherited from his father, 1713; 250 acres inherited
from his grandfather Philip Howard, with title to
the property assured by his brothers, 1730; ca. 200
acres by his second marriage); Philip Hammond &
Co. owned at least 900 additional acres in Anne
Arundel County by 1732. SIGNIFICANT CHANGES

IN LAND BETWEEN FIRST ELECTION AND DEATH:

patented 2,171 acres in Anne Arundel County,
1732-1758. Purchased at least 9,189 acres in Anne
Arundel County, 1732-1758. Charged with quit-
rents on an additional 5,200 acres in Anne Arun-
del County by 1760. Sold only a few small tracts
during this period. WEALTH AT DEATH. DIED: on
May 3, 1760; buried in the family cemetery near
Gambrills, Anne Arundel County. PERSONAL
PROPERTY 107 slaves and 528 oz. plate valued at
£3,828.13.0 current money. LAND: ca. 20,000 acres
in Anne Arundel and Baltimore counties accord-
ing to patents and assessments. Heirs divided
23,000 acres by 1772, all of it supposedly Philip's
land. ADDITIONAL COMMENTS he was described
in his obituary as a gentleman of "great natural
abilities" with a large fortune.

HAMMOND, REZIN (?-1783). BORN: in Anne
Arundel County, of age by 1760; probably second
son. NATIVE: fifth generation. RESIDED, in Anne
Arundel County, 1760; Baltimore County, by
1770. FAMILY BACKGROUND. FATHER: Maj. Na-
than Hammond (1708-1762), of Elkridge, Anne
Arundel County; sheriff of Anne Arundel County
in 1751; son of Charles Hammond (ca. 1670-
1713). MOTHER: Ann (?-1780), daughter of John
Welsh and wife Rachel. UNCLES: Charles Ham-
mond (1692/93-1772); Philip Hammond (1697-
1760). AUNT: Ruth Hammond, who married sec-
ond, Thomas Franklin (ca. 1706-1787). BROTH-
ERS Nathan Hammond (1731-1811); Philip
(1744-1799), of Anne Arundel County, who mar-

ried Barbara Riatt; Charles; Capt. John, who mar-
ried Martha Hawkins; Ormand (ca. 1754-?), of
Frederick County, who married Elizabeth Duck-
ett; Aquilla (1744-1797); and Thomas (?-1786), of
Frederick County. SISTERS: Ann (?-1790); Han-
nah, who married John Riatt, Jr.; Ruth; Caroline
(?-ca. 1772); Mary, who married Vachel Ham-
mond; and Hamutal (?-ca. 1772). FIRST COUSINS:
Matthias Hammond (1740- 17 86); John Hammond
(1735-1784); Rezin Hammond (1745-1809); and
Anne Hammond, who married second, William
Go vane (1716/17-1768). MARRIED on September
2, 1760, Rebecca (?-1805), daughter of Matthew
Hawkins and wife Rachel Burley. CHILDREN.
SONS: Rezin (?-1796); Matthias (?-1798); and Na-
than (?-1818), who married Martha. DAUGHTER:
Rebecca, who married David Gist. PRIVATE CA-
REER. EDUCATION: literate. SOCIAL STATUS AND

ACTIVITIES: Gent., by 1781. OCCUPATIONAL PRO-
FILE: planter. PUBLIC CAREER. LEGISLATIVE SER-
VICE: Lower House, Baltimore County, 1778-
1779, 1779-1780, 1780-1781 (resigned on May 25,
1781). LOCAL OFFICES: Committee of Observation,
Delaware Hundred, Baltimore County, elected
1774; justice, Baltimore County, commissioned
1774 and 1775. WEALTH DURING LIFETIME. LAND
AT FIRST ELECTION: 876 acres in Baltimore and
Anne Arundel counties (195 acres inherited from
his father in 1762; 261 acres through his marriage;
remainder by purchase). WEALTH AT DEATH.
DIED: between February 14 and April 10, 1783, in
Baltimore County. PERSONAL PROPERTY: TEV,
£2,385.7.0 current money (including 30 slaves);
FB, £2,250.14.4. LAND: 876 acres in Baltimore and
Anne Arundel counties.

HAMMOND, REZIN (1745-1809). BORN: in
1745 in Anne Arundel County; youngest son. NA-
TIVE: fifth generation. RESIDED: in Severn Hun-
dred, Anne Arundel County. FAMILY BACK-
GROUND. 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 Hammond, who
married second, Thomas Franklin (ca. 1706-
1787); Anne Brice (1708-1765), who married
Vachel Denton (ca. 1696-1752). BROTHERS:
Charles (1729-by 1786); John Hammond (1735-
1784); Philip (?-1783); Denton (?-1782); and
Matthias Hammond (1740-1786). HALF BROTH-
ERS: Joshua (1719-died a minor). SISTER: Anne.
FIRST COUSINS: Nathan Hammond (1731-1811);
Rezin Hammond (?-1783); Anne Hammond, who
married second, William Govane (1716/17-1768);

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