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A Biographical Dictionary of the Maryland Legislature 1635-1789 by Edward C. Papenfuse, et. al.
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924 acres in Talbot County, between 1742 and
1758; sold 184 acres in Queen Anne's County,
1746. WEALTH AT DEATH. DIED, on September 9,
1766, in Talbot County. PERSONAL PROPERTY:
TEV, £2,088.12.8 current money (including 32
slaves, 24 books, and 94 oz. 5 dwt. 21 gr. plate);
FB, £807.6.8. LAND: 1,120 acres in Talbot and
Dorchester counties.

HINDMAN, JAMES (1741-1830). BORN, on
June 20, 1741, in Dorchester County; probably
eldest son. NATIVE, third generation. RESIDED: in
Talbot County, by 1744; Queen Anne's County,
by 1788; Baltimore City, by 1809. FAMILY BACK-
GROUND. FATHER: Jacob Hindman (by 1713-
1766), stepson of Francis Allen (?-1745). MOTHER:
Mary (?-1782), daughter of Henry Trippe (?-ca.
1723/24). UNCLE: Henry Trippe (?-1744). HALF
UNCLE: William Allen (?-1792). AUNT: Elizabeth
Trippe, who married second, Bartholomew En-
nails (ca. 1700-1783). BROTHERS: William Hind-
man( 1743- 1822); Jacob Henderson (?-1781); Ed-
ward (?-1781); and John (?-by 1794). SISTERS:
Elizabeth (?-by 1788), who married William Perry
(1746-1799); Sarah (?-ca. 1782); and Mary (?-died
young). FIRST COUSINS: Mary Emerson Trippe (ca.
1739-1811), who married Robert Goldsborough IV
(1740-1798); Ann Trippe, who married John
Dickinson (ca. 1726-1789). MARRIED first, ca.
1774 Marian (?-by 1788), of Anne Arundel
County, daughter of William Anderson (?-by
1774), of Great Tower Hill, London, England, a
merchant, and wife Rebecca Covington Lloyd
(1713-ca. 1776); granddaughter of Edward Lloyd
(1670-1718/19); stepgranddaughter of James Hol-
lyday (1696-1747); niece of both Edward Lloyd
(1711-1770) and Richard Lloyd (1717-1786); half
niece of James Hollyday (1722-1786) and Henry
Hollyday (ca. 1725-1789). Her brothers were Sam-
uel (?-by 1774), of Great Tower Hill, London,
England, a merchant; James (?-ca. 1785), of
Queen Anne's County; William (?-by 1788), of
Talbot County; and Edward (?-by 1788), of Anne
Arundel County. Her sister was Harriet Rebecca,
of Talbot County. Her first cousins were Edward
Lloyd (1744-1796); James Lloyd (1745-1820); and
Elizabeth Lloyd (1741/42-?), who married John
Cadwalader( 174 1/42-1 786). MARRIED second, in
March 1797 Elizabeth Hamilton. CHILDREN. Prob-
ably died without progeny. PRIVATE CAREER. ED-
UCATION: literate; a subscriber to Washington Col-
lege, Chestertown, Kent County. SOCIAL STATUS

AND ACTIVITIES: Gent., 1774; Esq., 1790. ADDI-
TIONAL COMMENTS: Hindman was said to be "be-

yond sea," ca. 1766, according to a note in his fa-
ther's will. OCCUPATIONAL PROFILE: planter;
merchant; owned a brewery. PUBLIC CAREER. LEG.
ISLATIVE SERVICE: Lower House, Talbot County,
1780-1781 (Claims 1, 2; suspended from the As-
sembly November 16-29, 1780, for making slan-
derous statements in public), 1781-1782 (Claims
1, 2), 1782-1783 (Claims 1, 2), 1783 (Elections;
Claims; Grievances), 1784 (Claims). ADDITIONAL
COMMENTS: On November 16, 1780 the Lower
House voted to reprimand and censure Hindman
for some remarks he made in public against cer-
tain members of the legislature. He said that those
who had voted against calling in the state and
convention money then in circulation were scoun-
drels, rascals, and fools, and that the speaker gave
his vote from a nod or wink from another mem-
ber. Hindman apologized to the Lower House and
the speaker, but not to the specific members, and
he was therefore ordered committed to the cus-
tody of the Sergeant-at-arms. On November 29,
1780 Hindman was released from custody and
permitted to take his seat. OTHER STATE OFFICES:
Executive Council, 1777-1778, 1778-1779 (re-
signed on June 26, 1779), 1786-1787, 1788-1789;
treasurer, Eastern Shore, 1777-1778 (resigned).
LOCAL OFFICES: Committee of Observation, Tal-
bot County, elected 1775; deputy assistant com-
missary of purchases for the army, Talbot County,
in office by 1779, resigned 1780; justice, Queen
Anne's County, 1788-at least 1800, Baltimore
County, 1814-at least 1817. JURY SERVICE: jury,
Baltimore County, 1811. MILITARY SERVICE: cap-
tain, Fourth Independent Company, Talbot
County Militia, January 1776; lieutenant colonel,
Fifth Maryland Regiment, December 1776; called
colonel, by 1778. ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: While
Hindman was in command of the Fourth Indepen-
dent Company of Militia at Oxford, Talbot
County, he was ordered by the Talbot County
Committee of Observation to arrest some Talbot
County legislators who, against the orders of the
committee, had boarded Gov. Robert Eden's ship
to bid him farewell after he had been ordered to
leave the country. STANDS ON PUBLIC/PRIVATE
ISSUES: manumitted ten slaves between 1799 and
1801; manumitted one slave in his will. WEALTH


wife's inheritance from her mother was £1,500, ca.
1776; assessed value £263.0.0, including 4 slaves,
1783; 35 slaves, 1790; 31 slaves, 1798; owned a
brewery on Philpotts Point, Baltimore City, 1802-
1818. LAND AT FIRST ELECTION: 630 acres in Tal-
bot and Dorchester counties (inherited 720 acres
from his father, but gave 620 acres of it by deed of



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