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

in office 1722; commissioner, Talbot County
School, in office 1727. WEALTH DURING LIFE-
TIME. LAND AT FIRST ELECTION: none; lived in

lodgings in Talbot County. WEALTH AT DEATH.
DIED: between August 3 and 27, 1737, possibly in
Annapolis; will probated in Talbot County. PER-
SONAL PROPERTY: TEV, £522.8.10 current money,
plus £129.12.6 gold (including a law library and
other books); FB, £323.8.2 current money, plus
£22.10.3 gold. LAND: none. ADDITIONAL COM-
MENTS: his principal heirs were his nephew Mi-
chael William Howard, his niece Elizabeth How-
ard, his brother Adam and Adam's two eldest
sons, his brother Francis, his sister Ann Plunkett
and her two eldest sons, his sister Rose Wilson
and her eldest son, and his brother Rochford.

HOWE, THOMAS (?-1720/21). BORN: probably
in Maryland, of age by 1683. NATIVE: probably
second generation. RESIDED: in Calvert County.
FAMILY BACKGROUND. FATHER: probably Thomas
Howe (ca. 1634-1676), who immigrated by 1656.
MOTHER: probably Phyllis, who subsequently mar-
ried Gustavus White. MARRIED Rebecca (?-by
1720). CHILDREN. SON: Thomas (1689-?). DAUGH-
TERS: Sarah (1693-?), who married James Somer-
vell; Maulden (1697-?), who married Charles
Claggett, son of Thomas Claggett; Rebecca (1699-
?); Elizabeth (1705-?); and Mary (1709-?). PRI-
VATE CAREER. EDUCATION: literate. RELIGIOUS
AFFILIATION: Protestant. SOCIAL STATUS AND

ACTIVITIES: Mr. at death. OCCUPATIONAL PRO-
FILE: planter. PUBLIC CAREER. LEGISLATIVE SER-
VICE: Lower House, Calvert County, 1704-1707.
WEALTH DURING LIFETIME. LAND AT FIRST

ELECTION: at least 200 acres. WEALTH AT DEATH.
DIED: between January 23 and March 16, 1720/21.
PERSONAL PROPERTY: TEV, £982.12.8 (including
16 slaves and 1 servant). LAND: at least 680 acres.

HOWELL, THOMAS (?-1675). IMMIGRATED: by
1658 as a free adult. RESIDED: Anne Arundel
County; Baltimore County, by 1661; Cecil
County, by 1674. MARRIED Elizabeth. CHILDREN.
SONS: John; Nathaniel. DAUGHTER: Sarah, who
married John Vanhack (?-ca. 1675/76). PRIVATE
CAREER. EDUCATION: literate. RELIGIOUS AFFILIA-
TION: Protestant. SOCIAL STATUS AND ACTIVITIES:
a justice with his first appearance in the records of
the colony. OCCUPATIONAL PROFILE: planter. PUB-
LIC CAREER. LEGISLATIVE SERVICE: Lower House,
Anne Arundel County, 1659/60, Baltimore
County, 1666, 1671-1674/75 (Laws 3; Accounts
3). LOCAL OFFICES: justice, Anne Arundel
County, by 1658-61, Baltimore County, 1661-
1674 (quorum), Cecil County, 1674-1675 (presi-

dent). MILITARY SERVICE: captain, by 1658-1675.

WEALTH DURING LIFETIME. LAND AT FIRST

ELECTION: ca. 1,250 acres. WEALTH AT DEATH.
DIED: will probated on November 28, 1675. PER-
SONAL PROPERTY: TEV, 197,752 pounds of to-
bacco (including 6 servants); FB, 49,322 pounds of
tobacco. LAND, over 1,000 acres.

HUDSON (HODSON), JOHN (?-1677). IMMI-
GRATED: by 1659 as a free adult with his family
from Virginia. RESIDED: in Dorchester County.
MARRIED first, name unknown. MARRIED second,
Hester. CHILDREN. SONS: John Hudson (1653-
1730); John Hudson, Secundus(?-1745), who mar-
ried Anne, daughter of John Worth (?-1703/4);

Joseph; and Thomas. PRIVATE CAREER. EDUCA-
TION: literate. RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION: Quaker.
SOCIAL STATUS AND ACTIVITIES: no title on ar-
rival. OCCUPATIONAL PROFILE: planter. PUBLIC

CAREER. LEGISLATIVE SERVICE: Lower House,

Dorchester County, 1676 (died before the 2nd ses-
sion). LOCAL OFFICE: justice, Dorchester County,
1674 (quorum; refused to take the required oath).
WEALTH AT DEATH. DIED: will probated on July

14, 1677. PERSONAL PROPERTY: TEV, 25,640
pounds of tobacco (including 4 servants); FB,
7,416 pounds of tobacco. LAND: ca. 484 acres.

HUDSON (HODSON), JOHN (1653-1730)
BORN, in 1653, probably in Virginia; oldest son.
IMMIGRATED: by 1659 as a minor with his father
from Virginia. RESIDED: in Dorchester County.

FAMILY BACKGROUND. FATHER: John Hudson (?-

1677). STEPMOTHER: Hester. BROTHERS OR HALF
BROTHERS: John Hudson, Secundus (?-1745); Jo-
seph; and Thomas. MARRIED (name unknown).
CHILDREN. SONS: John, Jr. (?-ca. 1749), who mar-
ried Elizabeth; John Quartus (?-1751), who mar-
ried Rosannah, daughter of Henry Hooper (ca.
1643-1720); and James. PRIVATE CAREER. EDUCA-
TION: literate. RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION: Protestant,
converted from Quakerism to Anglicanism by the
mid-1690s. SOCIAL STATUS AND ACTIVITIES: sec-
ond generation burgess; Mr., by 1704. OCCUPA-
TIONAL PROFILE: planter. PUBLIC CAREER. LEGIS-
LATIVE SERVICE: Lower House, Dorchester
County, 1704-1707, 1708A, 1710-1711 (elected to
the 3rd session), 1715. LOCAL OFFICE, justice,
Dorchester County, 1685-1692. MILITARY SER-
VICE: captain, by 1696. WEALTH DURING LIFE-
TIME. LAND AT FIRST ELECTION: ca. 1,300 acres.
WEALTH AT DEATH. DIED: will probated on April
21, 1730. PERSONAL PROPERTY TEV, £609.6.7

(including 10 slaves). LAND: ca. 1,300 acres, plus
several tracts of unspecified acreage that probably
amounted to an additional 1,000 acres.

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