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

owned a schooner. PUBLIC CAREER. LEGISLATIVE
SERVICE: Lower House, Caroline County, 1783,
1784, 1785, 1787-1788, 1792, 1793, 1798. LOCAL
OFFICES: coroner, Caroline County, 1778 (re-
signed), commissioned 1791, resigned 1792; ap-
pointed to execute the "act to prohibit for a lim-
ited time the exportation of Indian corn etc. by
land," Caroline County, 1780; justice, Caroline
County, 1782-at least 1800; Maryland Senate elec-
tor, Caroline County, in office 1786; tobacco in-
spector, Choptank Bridge, Caroline County, com-
missioned 1786; sheriff, Caroline County,
commissioned 1787, serving in 1791; commis-
sioner of tax, Caroline County, appointed 1798.
MILITARY SERVICE: captain, Caroline County Mi-
litia, 1786. WEALTH DURING LIFETIME. PERSONAL
PROPERTY assessed value £322.0.0, including 7
slaves, 1783; 11 slaves, 1790; 15 slaves, 1798.
LAND AT FIRST ELECTION: 406 acres in Caroline
County (at least 125 acres from his father, proba-
bly 125 additional acres from his father; 156 acres
by patent); may also have had lands in Kent
County, Delaware, left to him by his father in
1771. WEALTH AT DEATH. DIED: ca. 1803 in Caro-
line County. PERSONAL PROPERTY TEV,
£2,555.0.4 (including 3 slaves, books, a schooner,
large quantities of cloth, leather hides, and other
merchandise); FB, £1,741.15.3. LAND: 588 acres in
Caroline County; may also have possessed land in
Kent County, Delaware.

HUMPHRYS (HUMPHREYS), THOMAS (?-

ca. 1726). BORN: of age by December 1718. IMMI-
GRATED: ca. 1718. RESIDED in Annapolis, Anne
Arundel County, at least 1720-1723. MARRIED by
October 30, 1723, Mary. PRIVATE CAREER. EDU-
CATION: literate. SOCIAL STATUS AND ACTIVITIES:
Gent., 1722; Esq., 1723; probably well-connected,
because in December 1718 he was recommended
to Gov. John Hart in a letter written by Lord
Guilford, the guardian of Charles Calvert, 5th
Lord Baltimore (1699- 1751). OCCUPATIONAL PRO-
FILE: attorney, admitted to the following courts:
Anne Arundel County in June 1720; Provincial
Court in September 1720. Officeholder. PUBLIC

CAREER. LEGISLATIVE SERVICE: Lower House,

Annapolis, 1722-1724 (Elections 1-3). OTHER
PROVINCIAL OFFICE: naval officer, Patuxent,

1722-1726. WEALTH DURING LIFETIME. LAND AT
FIRST ELECTION: at least a house and lot in An-
napolis (by purchase). SIGNIFICANT CHANGES IN

LAND BETWEEN FIRST ELECTION AND DEATH:

sold his house and lot in Annapolis, 1723.
WEALTH AT DEATH. DIED by November 15, 1726,
"near New York" ; size of estate unknown.

HUNGERFORD, CHARLES (?-ca. 1805). BORN:
probably in Charles County, of age by 1769. NA-
TIVE, probably fifth generation. RESIDED, in
Charles County; Frederick County (later became
part of Montgomery County), by 1769; Virginia,
after 1800. FAMILY BACKGROUND. FATHER, (first
name unknown) Hungerford, son of Barton Hun-
gerford (1687-1758). MARRIED Mary, who sur-
vived her husband. CHILDREN. SON: William, of
Montgomery County. DAUGHTERS: probably six,
but names unknown. PRIVATE CAREER. EDUCA-
TION literate. OCCUPATIONAL PROFILE: tavern-
keeper, Frederick County, 1770; planter, 1800.
PUBLIC CAREER. LEGISLATIVE SERVICE: Lower

House, Montgomery County, 1780-1781. LOCAL
OFFICE: justice, Montgomery County, 1780-at
least 1785. STANDS ON PUBLIC/PRI VATE ISSUES:
His tavern was a meeting place of Montgomery
County patriots, who on June 11, 1774, passed
what became known as the Hungerford Tavern
"Resolves." The "Resolves" called for every "law-
ful means" to be used to secure relief from the op-
pressive acts of the British Parliament, including
ceasing all commerce between Britain and her col-
onies. WEALTH DURING LIFETIME. PERSONAL
PROPERTY: assessed value £908.0.0, including 20
slaves and 3 oz. plate, 1783; 29 slaves, 1790; as-
sessed value £632.0.0, including 27 slaves and 3
oz. plate, 1793; assessed value £485.0.0, including
18 slaves and 2 oz. plate, 1798. LAND AT FIRST
ELECTION: 350 acres of leasehold land in Mont-
gomery County. SIGNIFICANT CHANGES IN LAND
BETWEEN FIRST ELECTION AND DEATH: acquired

298 acres in Montgomery County, 1787-1800;
sold 89 acres in Montgomery County, 1800.
WEALTH AT DEATH. DIED: between December
1805 and January 1806, probably in Virginia; size
of estate unknown.

HUNT, WORNELL (?-by 1728/29). BORN, prob-
ably in Yonghall, Ireland. IMMIGRATED: by No-
vember 1706 from Nevis. RESIDED: in Annapolis,
Anne Arundel County; moved to West Indies in
late 1716 or early 1717. FAMILY BACKGROUND.
FATHER: John Hunt, of Ireland. MARRIED by 1707
Caroline. CHILDREN. DAUGHTER: Judith (1707-?).
PRIVATE CAREER. EDUCATION: literate; admitted
to Lincoln's Inn in 1704. RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION:
Anglican. SOCIAL STATUS AND ACTIVITIES: called
"of Middlesex, Gent." in 1704; an officeholder in
Nevis, 1705/6; Esq. on arrival; imported twenty
Negroes in 1709. OCCUPATIONAL PROFILE: lawyer,
admitted to the following courts: Prince George's
County in 1706; Anne Arundel County in 1706;
Provincial Court in 1707. PUBLIC CAREER. LEGIS-

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