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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

and a major in 1779 in the Snow Hill Battalion of
the Worcester County Militia. Maj. William Hol-
land is listed with his title in the 1790 census for
Worcester County and may be the William Hol-
land who died in 1805 (only the administrative
bond in the name of Rebecca Holland exists for
his estate). Because of his military service, Maj.
William Holland would have been ineligible to
serve in the legislature. Because of his age, family
connections, and wealth, it seems probable that
William Holland (probably ca. 1755-after 1788),
son of Nehemiah Holland (?-1788) was the Maj.
Holland and hence not the legislator. William
Holland (ca. 1707-1786) probably could be elimi-
nated from consideration for this legislative service
because of his age. Even if these two men are as-
sumed not to have served, there are, however, still
the three others who could have.

HOLLAND, WILLIAM (?-1732). BORN of age
by 1684. NATIVE: possibly second generation. RE-
SIDED: in Anne Arundel County. FAMILY BACK-
GROUND. FATHER: possibly William Holland, who
was in Maryland in 1669/70. MARRIED first, Mar-
garet, daughter of Francis Holland and wife Mar-
garet. Her brother was Francis Holland, Jr. MAR-
RIED second, by 1724 Elizabeth (1664/65-1739),
widow of Col. Thomas Ennalls (?-1718); daughter
of Roger Woolford (?-ca. 1701/2) and wife Mary
Denwood. Her brother was Roger Woolford
(1670-1730). Her sisters were Sarah (1672-by
1730), who married Govert Lockerman (ca. 1681-
1728); Mary, who married Henry Hooper (ca.
1643-1720). CHILDREN. SONS: Francis (1691-?);
William (1695-?); and Thomas (?-1742), who mar-
ried Sarah (1713-1757), daughter of Thomas
Frisky (1681 -ca. 1715/16). DAUGHTERS: Margaret
(1701-?); Frances (?-by 1724), who married Philip
Thomas (1693/94-1762). PRIVATE CAREER. EDU-
CATION: literate. RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION: Angli-
can, but he had close ties to Quakers (perhaps a
Quaker himself in 1684). SOCIAL STATUS AND
ACTIVITIES: Gent., by 1686; called William Hol-
land, Jr., in 1696; a good friend and business asso-
ciate of Quakers Richard Harrison (?-1780) and
Samuel Chew. OCCUPATIONAL PROFILE: planter;
merchant. PUBLIC CAREER. LEGISLATIVE SERVICE:
Lower House, Anne Arundel County, 1701 (Laws
I; appointed to the Council after the 1st session);
Upper House, 1701/2-1704 (appointed before the
2nd session), 1704-1707, 1708A, 1708B-1711,
1712-1714, 1715, 1716-1718, 1719-1721/22,
1722-1724, 1725-1727, 1728-1731, 1732 (ap-
pointed, but did not serve; died before the 2nd
session). OTHER PROVINCIAL OFFICES. Council,

1701-1732 (president, 1722-1728/29); assistant
justice, Court of Chancery, 1705-1720; justice,
Provincial Court, 1707-1719 (chief justice, 1708-
1719); chancellor, 1719/20-1721; naval officer,
Patuxent, 1720-1722; commissary general, 1721-
1727. LOCAL OFFICES justice, Anne Arundel
County, 1692-1694, 1695-1700 (quorum, 1694-
1700); St. James' Parish Vestry, Anne Arundel
County, 1695-1703. MILITARY SERVICE: captain,
by 1691; lieutenant colonel, by 1701; colonel, by
1716. WEALTH DURING LIFETIME. LAND AT
FIRST ELECTION: 1,438 acres. WEALTH AT DEATH.
DIED, will probated on October 25, 1732. PER-
SONAL PROPERTY TEV, £3,220.12.11 (including
67 slaves and 1 servant). LAND: ca. 3,000 acres.

HOLLINGSWORTH, HENRY (1737-1803)
BORN: on September 17, 1737, at Head of Elk,
Cecil County; fourth son. NATIVE: third genera-
tion. RESIDED at Elkton, Cecil County. FAMILY
BACKGROUND. FATHER: Zebulon Hollingsworth
(ca. 1696-1763), of Cecil County, an innholder, a
presiding justice of the Cecil County Court, and a
vestryman of St. Mary Anne's Parish, Cecil
County, in 1743; the son of Henry Hollingsworth
(1658-1721) and wife Lydia Atkinson; immigrated
in 1712 from Pennsylvania. MOTHER. Ann (?-
1740), daughter of Francis Mauldin (?-1734/35).
STEPMOTHER: Mary (?-1807), daughter of Thomas
Jacobs and wife Mary Robinson. UNCLE: Francis
Mauldin (ca. 1719-1762). AUNT: Fransinah Maul-
din, who married Samuel Bayard (1705-1776).
BROTHERS: Steven (1730-1740); Jesse Hollings-
worth (1732/33-1810); Zebulon (1735-?); and
Levi (1739-?). HALF BROTHERS Jacob (1742-
1803); Thomas; Stephen (1749-1822), who never
married; John; David (1754-1775), who never
married; Samuel (1757-?); and William (?-^died
young). SISTER: Elizabeth (1727/28-?), who mar-
ried (first name unknown) Veazey. HALF SISTER:
Lydia, who married Samuel Wallis. MARRIED first,
on November 4, 1769, Sarah Husbands (1748-
1775). MARRIED second, by 1786 Jane. CHILDREN.
SONS: William (1773-1817), who married first,
Ann Black, and second, Margaret Evans; Henry
(1790-?), who never married. DAUGHTERS: Mary
(1772-1850), who married first, John Gilpin
(1765-1808), son of Joseph Gilpin (ca. 1727-
1790), and second, Frisby Henderson (1767-
1845); Hannah (1782-1844), who married James
R. Partridge; Betsy (1785-?); and Nancy (1787-?),
who married Rev. John Tally. PRIVATE CAREER.
EDUCATION: literate. RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION: An-
glican. SOCIAL STATUS AND ACTIVITIES: Gent.,
1786; Esq., 1793. OCCUPATIONAL PROFILE: a mill

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