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

(1783-?), a surgeon's mate in the Thirty-eighth
Regiment, Maryland Militia in 1808, who married
on August 9, 1808, Ann Emory (ca. 1789-1821);
Philemon Blake (1791-?), a lawyer, who married
first, Rebecca (ca. 1794-1822), and second, on
September 2, 1822, Margaret Anne Thomas; and
William (a minor in 1807). DAUGHTERS: Sarah
(1779-?); Mary (1787-?); and Anna Maria. PRI-
VATE CAREER. EDUCATION: entered the University
of Pennsylvania on May 3, 1762, attended until
1765, but did not graduate. RELIGIOUS AFFILIA-
TION: Anglican; Methodist by 1794. SOCIAL STA-
TUS AND ACTIVITIES: Gent., 1767; subscriber to
Washington College, Chestertown, Kent County.
OCCUPATIONAL PROFILE: merchant, 1774, in part-
nership with James Kent (ca. 1738-1805); farmer,
1795. PUBLIC CAREER. LEGISLATIVE SERVICE:
Convention, Caroline County, 5th, 1775; Lower
House, Caroline County, 1780 (elected, but did
not attend; resigned on November 1, 1780), 1781-
1782, 1782-1783, 1783. LOCAL OFFICES: St. Paul's
Parish Vestry, Queen Anne's County, in office
1771-1774; justice, Queen Anne's County, com-
missioned 1773 and 1794; Committee of Corre-
spondence, Caroline County, elected 1774; sheriff,
Caroline County, commissioned 1774, 1775, 1777,
and 1778; trustee for the poor, Queen Anne's
County, 1801-1805. MILITARY SERVICE: captain,
Caroline County Militia, by 1777; colonel, by
1806. Criticized by Col. Mordecai Gist in a letter
to Gov. Thomas Johnson after the Battle of Ger-
mantown in 1777 in which Hopper was said to
have been attacked "with qualms of sickness" that
forced him to leave his regiment when under at-
tack. WEALTH DURING LIFETIME. PERSONAL
PROPERTY: assessed value £1,015.0.0 current
money, including 20 slaves, 1783; at least 21
slaves, 1803. Declared insolvent in 1788, at which
time his personal property included 59 slaves and
86 oz. plate; he was able to repurchase 21 of these
slaves in 1803. LAND AT FIRST ELECTION: at least
3,167 acres in Queen Anne's, Talbot, and Caroline
counties (at least 1,028 acres inherited from his
father; 1,877 acres through his first marriage, at
least 1,297 acres of which was given to his wife in
1759 by her aunt Hannah Edge, widow of James
Edge; and one-third share of 786 acres held in
partnership with John Markland and John
Brown). SIGNIFICANT CHANGES IN LAND BE-
TWEEN FIRST ELECTION AND DEATH: Obtained
1,713 acres through his second marriage, 1776;
charged with 4,246 acres in Queen Anne's, Talbot,
and Caroline counties, 1783; turned at least 4,753
acres over to trustees when he declared insolvency,
1788; repurchased ca. 3,400 acres, 1803. WEALTH

AT DEATH. DIED: in late November 1806 in Queen
Anne's County; size of estate unknown.

HORSEY, STEPHEN (ca. 1620-1671). BORN: ca.
1620, probably in England. IMMIGRATED: in 1661
as a free adult with his wife and five children from
Northampton County, Virginia. RESIDED: in An-
nemesex Hundred, Somerset County. ADDITIONAL
COMMENTS, transported to Virginia by 1643, prob-
ably as an indentured servant, by Obedience Ro-
bins; owned land in Northampton County, Vir-
ginia, by 1647. MARRIED by December 1650
Sarah, widow of Michael Williams, of Northamp-
ton County, Virginia. CHILDREN. SONS: Stephen
(ca. 1651-1722), a shipwright and justice of Som-
erset County from 1691 to 1699, who married in
1681 Hannah, daughter of Randall Revell (ca.
1611-1686/87); John (ca. 1653-1678); Samuel (ca.
1655-1736), who married Ann; Nathaniel
(1664/65-1721), who married in 1687 Sarah,
daughter of Randall Revell (ca. 1611-1686/87);
and Isaac (1665-1752), who married Sarah.
DAUGHTERS: Mary (ca. 1657-1678); Abigail (ca.
1659-?), who married first, in 1672/73 John Kib-
ble, and second, Richard Stevens. PRIVATE CA-
REER. EDUCATION: literate. RELIGIOUS AFFILIA-
TION: a dissenting Protestant; closely associated
with the Quakers, but probably not a member.

SOCIAL STATUS AND ACTIVITIES: in the 1650s he

was called an "ignorant yet insolvent officer.....a
fractious pretentious person. . .his children at
great ages yet uncristened." OCCUPATIONAL PRO-
FILE: probably an indentured servant, free by
1647; cooper; planter. PUBLIC CAREER. LEGISLA-
TIVE SERVICE: Lower House, Somerset County,
1669 (did not attend). LOCAL OFFICES: justice,
Somerset County, 1662/63-1666, 1666-1671 (quo-
rum, 1666-1671); sheriff, Somerset County, 1666-
1668; deputy surveyor, Somerset County, 1666.
OUT OF PROVINCE SERVICE: burgess, Northamp-
ton County, Virginia, 1652, 1653. WEALTH DUR-

ING LIFETIME. LAND AT FIRST ELECTION: 800

acres. WEALTH AT DEATH. DIED: on August 8,
1671. LAND: 800 acres.

HORSEY, WILLIAM (ca. 1745-1786). BORN: in
January ca. 1745; second son. NATIVE: at least sec-
ond generation. RESIDED: in the Second District,
Rewastico, Somerset County. FAMILY BACK-
GROUND. FATHER: Outerbridge Horsey (?-1788).
MOTHER: Mary Dixon (?-by 1772). STEPMOTHER:
Sarah Milbourn. BROTHERS: Nathaniel (1740-?);
Isaac (1748-1790), who married Mary; Outer-
bridge (1751-?); and Stephen. HALF BROTHER:
Lazarus (of age in 1785-?). SISTERS: Elizabeth

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