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

England on matters of an "interesting nature,"
adding that he might have an opportunity to ren-
der some service to what he called "the general
cause." He returned home on July 26, 1776, but
it was not until June 1782 that he was given per-
mission to bring from New York the many per-
sonal items of jewelry, silver, and expensive
clothing that he had purchased in England. OC-
CUPATIONAL PROFILE: lawyer, admitted to the
following courts: Mayor's Court, Annapolis, Jan-
uary 1759; Frederick County, November 1760;
Anne Arundel County, June 1761; Baltimore
County, August 1761; Charles County, March
1761; Prince George's County, by August 1761;
Provincial Court, April 1762; Court of Chancery,
by December 1767. PUBLIC CAREER. LEGISLATIVE
SERVICE: Lower House, Frederick County, 1768
(Grievances 1; discharged from the 1768-1770
Assembly after accepting the office of attorney
general); Senate, Western Shore, Term of 1776-
1781: 1778 (elected and qualified on March 17,
1778, to fill vacancy in the 1777-1778 Assembly),
1778-1779 (resigned on July 21, 1779); Lower
House, Annapolis, 1786-1787 (resigned on No-
vember 22, 1786, to represent Jonathan Hagar in
his petition before the House; he was reelected
on November 29, 1786, and took his seat on No-
vember 30, 1786; Grievances 1, 2). OTHER PRO-
VINCIAL/STATE OFFICES: attorney general, com-
missioned October 27, 1768, recommissioned April
29, 1773; state attorney general, 1777-1778. LO-
CAL OFFICES: common councilman of Annapolis,
1767-1779; served on a committee to consider
the salaries of Provincial Court judges; mayor of
Annapolis, January 1772; justice, Orphans' Court,
Anne Arundel County, 1791. STANDS ON PUBLIC/
PRIVATE ISSUES: manumitted one slave at death.

WEALTH DURING LIFETIME. PERSONAL PROPERTY

assessed value £528.13.4, including 9 slaves and
100 oz. plate, 1783. LAND AT FIRST ELECTION: 100
acres in Frederick County, 350 acres in Kent
County, and 1 lot in Annapolis (all by purchase).

SIGNIFICANT CHANGES IN LAND BETWEEN FIRST

ELECTION AND DEATH: purchased at least 2,335
acres in Frederick County in 1770 and 1771; sold
at least 2,188 acres of the Frederick County land
in 1771, and disposed of the rest by his death;
purchased 400 acres in Anne Arundel County,
ca. 1778, and at the same time sold his 350 acres
in Kent County; purchased lots 93 and 106 in
Annapolis in 1780 from William Paca (1740-1799)
and lived in the Paca House located on the lots
until his death; by 1796 owned 2 lots in Carrolls-
burg, D.C., and 300 acres in Cecil County. WEALTH

AT DEATH. DIED: on December 10, 1796; estate
probated in Anne Arundel County. PERSONAL
PROPERTY: TEV, £3,778.5.2 (including 10 slaves
and 394 books, paintings, and many silver items);
FB, £2,749.14.11. LAND: 700 acres in Anne Arun-
del and Cecil counties, 2 lots in Annapolis, and
2 lots in Carrollsburg, D.C. All of his land was
sold after his death by his heirs.

JOB, ARCHIBALD (by 1731-ca. 1812). BORN:
probably in Chester County, Pennsylvania; of age
in 1752. IMMIGRANT/NATIVE: uncertain. RESIDED:
in East Nottingham, Chester County, Pennsyl-
vania, until at least 1752; East Nottingham
Hundred, Cecil County, by 1777. FAMILY BACK-
GROUND. FATHER: Thomas Job, a tavern keeper,
son of Andrew Job (ca. 1650-1722). MOTHER:
Elizabeth Maxwell, who was a niece of Daniel
Defoe. MARRIED first, on July 30, 1752, Margaret,
daughter of Morris Rees and wife Sarah. MARRIED
second, Rebecca, daughter of James Allen. CHIL-
DREN. SON: Daniel, who married Mary. DAUGH-
TERS: Sarah, who married (first name unknown)
Trimble; Margaret, who married (first name un-
known) Reynolds; and Elizabeth, who married
(first name unknown) Megrady. PRIVATE CAREER.
EDUCATION: literate. RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION:
probably Quaker. SOCIAL STATUS AND ACTIVI-
TIES: Esq., by 1785. OCCUPATIONAL PROFILE:
farmer. PUBLIC CAREER. LEGISLATIVE SERVICE:
Lower House, Cecil County, 1778-1779, 1779-
1780, 1780-1781, 1781-1782 (Manufactories 1;
Public Taxes 1), 1782-1783 (Manufactories 1,2),
1783, 1784 (Claims). LOCAL OFFICES: commis-
sioner of the tax, Cecil County, 1777-1779; sher-
iff, Cecil County, 1785-1788; collector of the tax,
Cecil County, in office 1788. WEALTH DURING LIFE-
TIME. PERSON AL PROPERTY, assessed value £76.0.0,
1783. LAND AT FIRST ELECTION: no evidence of
landownership; may have owned acreage in
Pennsylvania. SIGNIFICANT CHANGES IN LAND BE-
TWEEN FIRST ELECTION AND DEATH: purchased and
patented 589 acres in Cecil County, 1783-1790,
plus an additional 80 acres in Cecil County in
1808; sold 247 acres in Cecil County in 1786 and
1808. ADDITIONAL COMMENT: "Archibald Job has
not the property required by the Constitution to
entitle him to a seat in the House," from the
House Journal, December 2, 1782; postponed for
further consideration. WEALTH AT DEATH. DIED:
will probated on February 1, 1812, in Cecil County.
PERSONAL PROPERTY: TEV, $176.81 current
money (including three books); FB, $123.01. LAND:
ca. 420 acres in Cecil County.

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