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

Thomas Goldsborough (ca. 1728-1793). CHIL-
DREN. SON: Richard. DAUGHTERS. Mary Watkins
Stevens, who was a widow by 1774; (first name
unknown), who married John Fauntleroy (?-

1785). PRIVATE CAREER. EDUCATION: literate. RE-
LIGIOUS AFFILIATION: Anglican, St. John's Par-
ish, Caroline County. SOCIAL STATUS AND ACTIV-
ITIES: Gent., by 1761. OCCUPATIONAL PROFILE:
planter, by 1761; farmer, by 1778. PUBLIC CAREER.
LEGISLATIVE SERVICE: Lower House, Caroline
County, 1778-1779 (Claims 3), 1779-1780, 1782-
1783 (elected to the 1st session to fill vacancy),
1783. LOCAL OFFICES: St. John's Parish Vestry,
Caroline County, elected 1768 and 1770; com-
missioner, Caroline County, appointed 1774;
judge, Court of Appeals, appointed under the
Act to Procure Troops for the American Army,
Caroline County, appointed 1778. WEALTH DUR-
ING LIFETIME. PERSONAL PROPERTY: assessed Value

£485.0.0, including 17 slaves, 1783. LAND AT FIRST
ELECTION: 889 acres in Caroline County (ac-
quired by patent and purchase). SIGNIFICANT

CHANGES IN LAND BETWEEN FIRST ELECTION AND

DEATH: bought 150 acres in Caroline County, 1774;
sold all of his Caroline County land by 1780.
WEALTH AT DEATH. DIED: possibly in Kentucky;
size of estate unknown.

KENNARD (KENARD), PHILIP (?-1732). BORN
probably in Scotland; of age by 1685. IMMI-
GRATED, probably from Scotland. RESIDED.
probably at "Drayton," Kent County. MARRIED
first, by 1688, Sarah, widow of Capt. Joseph Hop-
kins, a Cecil County commissioner. Sarah was the
sister of Col. Edward Carter of Nansemond
County, Virginia. MARRIED second, on December
8, 1708, Elizabeth (Mary), widow of William Bai-
ley (Bally, Bayley), daughter of Charles James
(?-1698). Her brother was Charles James. Eliz-
abeth subsequently married John Mowell of Kent
County, a cooper. CHILDREN. SON. Philip Kennard
(?-ca. 1739/40). STEPSONS: Joseph Hopkins, Jr.
(?-1717), who married Sarah Pearce; William
Bailey (Bayley), Jr. (1704-1735), a bricklayer.
STEPDAUGHTERS: Judith Hopkins, who married
Joseph Skidmore; Ann Hopkins, who married
George Warner; and Sarah Hopkins. PRIVATE CA-
REER. EDUCATION: literate by 1709. In 1690, how-
ever, he was fined for refusing to take the oath
of office as a Cecil County justice, claiming that
he could neither read nor write. RELIGIOUS AF-
FILIATION: Anglican, St. Paul's Parish, Kent
County. SOCIAL STATUS AND ACTIVITIES: Mr., by
1732; Gent., by 1732. OCCUPATIONAL PROFILE:

planter; merchant by 1716. PUBLIC CAREER. LEG-
ISLATIVE SERVICE: Lower House, Kent County,
1722-1724, 1725-1727, 1728-1731. LOCAL OF-
FICES: commissioner/surveyor to lay out Chester
Town, 1730; justice, Kent County, 1729-1732.
STANDS ON PUBLIC/PRIVATE ISSUES, at his death
he provided for the manumission of a male slave
after one year's time. WEALTH DURING LIFETIME.
LAND AT FIRST ELECTION, at least 1,194 acres in
Kent County and possibly Cecil County (894 acres
through personal acquisition, at least 300 acres
through marriage, plus unspecified acreage that
his wife inherited). SIGNIFICANT CHANGES IN LAND

BETWEEN FIRST ELECTION AND DEATH: purchased

and patented 474 acres in Kent County between
1723 and 1731; deeded as a gift 170 acres in Kent
County to his stepson, 1725; obtained from this
same stepson 300 acres in return for unspecified
acreage over which Kennard had control through
his marriage, 1727. WEALTH AT DEATH. DIED, be-
tween November 28, 1731, and August 17, 1732;
will probated in Kent County. PERSONAL PROP-
ERTY: TEV, £2,409.10.3 current money (includ-
ing 15 slaves, 4 silver spoons valued at £2.8.0,
and a pair of hand millstones); FB, £2,059.4.4.
LAND: ca. 1,498 acres in Kent and possibly Cecil
counties.

KENNARD, PHILIP (?-ca. 1739/40). BORN: in
Kent County, probably at "Drayton," his father's
plantation; only son of father. NATIVE: second
generation. RESIDED: in Kent County. FAMILY
BACKGROUND. FATHER: Philip Kennard (?-1732).
MOTHER: Sarah. STEPMOTHER: Elizabeth. HALF
BROTHER: Joseph Hopkins, Jr. (?-1717). STEP-
BROTHER: William Bailey, Jr. (1704-1735). HALF
SISTERS: Ann Hopkins; Judith Hopkins; and Sarah
Hopkins. MARRIED Sarah. CHILDREN. SONS: John
(?-1743), who married in 1738/39 Sarah Pearce
Hopkins Rogers, a widow; Joseph; and Philip (?-
by 1760). DAUGHTERS: Mary, who married George
Wilson (ca. 1696-1748/49); Sarah. PRIVATE CA-
REER. EDUCATION: literate. RELIGIOUS AFFILIA-
TION: Anglican. SOCIAL STATUS AND ACTIVITIES:
Gent., by 1723. OCCUPATIONAL PROFILE: mer-
chant, by 1733; planter. PUBLIC CAREER. LEGIS-
LATIVE SERVICE: Lower House, Kent County,
1734/35-1737 (Aggrievances 1, Cv, 2-4), 1738
(Aggrievances). LOCAL OFFICE: justice, Kent
County, 1732 (probably appointed as a result of
father's illness or death). WEALTH DURING LIFE-
TIME. LAND AT FIRST ELECTION: at least 1,912 acres

in Kent County (possibly 1,310 acres from his
father, part of which was held for his three minor

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