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

ing them the rooms they occupied and the gardens
they cultivated. WEALTH DURING LIFETIME. PER-
SONAL PROPERTY: 39 slaves, 1776; assessed value
£1,686.15.0, including 35 slaves and 75 oz. plate,
1783; 61 slaves, 1790; 86 slaves, 1798. LAND AT
FIRST ELECTION: 620 acres in Talbot County (in-
herited 400 acres from his father, but sold it before
his first election; received 620 acres as a deed of
gift from his brother). SIGNIFICANT CHANGES IN

LAND BETWEEN FIRST ELECTION AND DEATH:

purchased 2,335 acres of confiscated British prop-
erty along with William Perry (1746-1799) and
Gabriel Duvall (1752- 1844) in 1782 and sold it in
1784; purchased 2,547 acres in Talbot County be-
tween 1790 and 1794; sold at least 1,437 acres in
Talbot County between 1790 and 1794; sold at
least 1,437 acres in Talbot County between 1790
and 1799; resurveyed all of his remaining Talbot
County land into one 1,872-acre tract, 1803; sold
714 acres in Talbot County between 1803 and
1813. WEALTH AT DEATH. DIED: on January 19,
1822, at the residence of his brother James Hind-
man (1741-1830) in Baltimore City; interred at St.
Paul's Cemetery, Baltimore City. PERSONAL PROP-
ERTY: requested no appraisal of his estate; manu-
mitted all of his slaves; 1 servant was also men-
tioned in his will. LAND: 1,160 acres in Talbot
County. ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: his principal
heir was his nephew Henry Hindman.

HOLDSWORTH, THOMAS (ca. 1692-1718).
BORN: ca. 1692 in Calvert County; first son. NA-
TIVE: second generation. RESIDED: in Calvert

County. FAMILY BACKGROUND. FATHER: Samuel

Holdsworth (?-1710/11), who immigrated by
1676, served as a justice of Calvert County from
1696 to 1706, and was a parish vestryman.
MOTHER: Rozamond, widow of both Joseph Hor-
sey and Richard Ladd (?-ca. 1691/92). MARRIED in
1712/13 Barbara (1693-1764), daughter of Rich-
ard Smith (?-1714) and wife Barbara Morgan,
widow of John Rousby (?-1685/86); stepdaughter
of Maria Johanna Somerset, widow of Col.
Lowther; granddaughter of both Richard Smith
(?-ca. 1690) and Henry Morgan (ca. 1616-1663);
niece of Walter Smith (?-1711). She subsequently
married Benjamin Mackall (1675-1761). Her
brother was Walter Smith (ca. 1693-1748). Her
half brothers were Richard Smith; Charles Somer-
set Smith (1698-1738); and John Rousby (1685-
1744). Her sisters were Frances (by 1698-by
1714); Susanna (by 1698-by 1714). Her half sisters
were Anne, who married William Dankins;
Elizabeth, who married William Tom; Gertrude
Rousby; and Elizabeth Rousby (1682-1740), who

married Richard Bennett (1667-1749). Her first
cousin was Rebecca Smith (1696-1737), who mar-
ried Daniel Dulany (1685-1753); Lucy Smith, who
married Thomas Brooke (1683-1744); Eleanor
Smith, who married Thomas Addison (1679-1727);
and Ann Smith (1694-1759), who married second,
Thomas Trueman Greenfield (1682-1733). Her
half nieces were Anne Rousby, who married Ed-
ward Lloyd (1711-1 770); Elizabeth Rousby, who
married Abraham Barnes (?-ca. 1778); and Ger-
trude Rousby, who married Robert Jenkins Henry
(ca. 1712-1766). CHILDREN. DAUGHTERS: Mary
(1713-?), who married Benson Bond (1710-1750);
Betty (1715-?), who married James Heighe (?-
1757); Rebecca, who married Richard Young, son
of Samuel Young (1662-1736); and Ann, who
married John Bond. PRIVATE CAREER. EDUCA-
TION: literate. RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION: Anglican.
OCCUPATIONAL PROFILE: planter; merchant. PUB-

LIC CAREER. LEGISLATIVE SERVICE: Lower House,

Calvert County, 1715. LOCAL OFFICE: justice, Cal-
vert County, 1714/15-still sitting in 1715.
WEALTH DURING LIFETIME. LAND AT FIRST

ELECTION: ca. 750 acres. WEALTH AT DEATH.
DIED: administration bond dated December 15,
1718. PERSONAL PROPERTY: TEV, £2,467.10.10
(including 50 slaves); FB, £2,167.11.10. LAND:
2,065 acres.

HOLLAND, FRANCIS (ca. 1745-1795). BORN:
ca. 1745 in Baltimore County; elder child, only
son. NATIVE: at least fourth generation. RESIDED:
in Spesutia Hundred, Harford County. FAMILY
BACKGROUND. FATHER: Francis Holland, Gent.
(1719-1746/47), of Baltimore County; son of
Francis Holland and wife Susannah. STEPFATHER:
John Hall (1722-1768), of Swantown, Baltimore
County. MOTHER Cordelia. STEPUNCLE: Aquila
Hall (1727-1779). SISTER: Frances (ca. 1747-?),
who married Thomas Gassaway Howard, brother
of John Beale Howard (by 1739-1799). HALF SIS-
TER: Susannah Hall, who married James Heath (?-
1766). OTHER KINSHIP his great-grandfather was
William Holland (?-1732). MARRIED by 1776
Hannah (ca. 1751-?). CHILDREN. SONS: Francis
Utie (ca. 1771-?), who married Syball, daughter of
William West (1739-1791); John (ca. 1773-by
1795); Thomas; and Robert. PRIVATE CAREER.
EDUCATION: literate. RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION: An-
glican, St. George's Parish and St. John's Parish,
Harford County. SOCIAL STATUS AND ACTIVITIES:
Gent., by 1769. OCCUPATIONAL PROFILE: planter;
merchant in the firm of Holland & Cowan with a
warehouse and shipyard in the 1780s. The prop-
erty of Holland & Cowan was valued at £386 cur-

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