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

ON PUBLIC/PRIVATE ISSUES: devised £25.0.0 to the
poor of Somerset Parish in his will. WEALTH DUR-
ING LIFETIME. LAND AT FIRST ELECTION: 1,384 acres

in Somerset County, plus part of a lot in Snow
Hill Town (inherited 450 acres from his father,
patented 320 acres, purchased 914 acres, sold 300
acres). SIGNIFICANT CHANGES IN LAND BETWEEN

FIRST ELECTION AND DEATH: purchased 1,685

acres, 1723-1736, patented 3,723 acres, 1723-
1745, sold ca. 919 acres, 1723-1753, all in Som-
erset County; owned lot 3 in Princess Anne Town
as a tenant-in-common with David Wilson (1704-
1750); owned at least 100 acres in Accomack
County, Virginia, by 1747. WEALTH AT DEATH. DEED:
between February 22 and June 26, 1755, probably
at "Kingsland," Somerset County. PERSONAL
PROPERTY: TEV, £5,245.3.8 current money (in-
cluding 43 slaves, one third of an old schooner
and her appurtenances, 17 books, and 42 oz. plate);
FB, £5,231.16.7. LAND: 5,873 acres in Somerset
County, at least 100 acres in Accomack County,
Virginia, lot 3 in Princess Anne Town, and part
of a lot in Snow Hill.

KING, THOMAS (?-ca. 1802). BORN: possibly
in Worcester County; eldest son. NATIVE: fourth
generation. RESIDED: in Great Annamessex
Hundred, Somerset County. FAMILY BACK-
GROUND. FATHER: Robert King (?-1752) of
Worcester County. AUNT. Mary Elizabeth King
(1715-1739), who married Abraham Barnes (?-
ca. 1778). BROTHER: Robert Jenkins (?-1789),
who married in 1776 Mary Stevens (?-1788).
OTHER KINSHIP: grandfather, Robert King (1689-
1755). MARRIED possibly a Miss Reid (Reade) of
Virginia. CHILDREN. DAUGHTER: Elizabeth Barnes
(1770-1826), who married in 1792 Henry James
Carroll (ca. 1767 -ca. 1814). PRIVATE CAREER. ED-
UCATION: grandfather Robert King (1689-1755)
devised £100.0.0 current money for his grandson's
education, 1755. RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION: Pres-
byterian, Manokin Presbyterian Church, Som-
erset County. SOCIAL STATUS AND ACTIVITIES:
Gent., by 1776; Esq., by 1782. OCCUPATIONAL
PROFILE, probably planter. PUBLIC CAREER. LEG-
ISLATIVE SERVICE: Lower House, Somerset
County, 1781-1782. LOCAL OFFICES: elder, Man-
okin Presbyterian Church, Somerset County, 1788,
1796; trustee, Washington Academy, Somerset
County, 1783-1802 (president of the Board of
Trustees, 1794-1802). MILITARY SERVICE: 1st
lieutenant, Watkins Point Company of the Sal-
isbury Battalion of Militia, Somerset County, 1777;

captain, Princess Anne Battalion of Militia, Som-
erset County, 1778. WEALTH DURING LIFETIME.
PERSONAL PROPERTY: inherited 19 slaves and one-
fourth of his grandfather King's personal estate,
1755; assessed value £1,100.0.0, including 20 slaves
and 20 oz. plate, 1783; 19 slaves, 1798; 29 slaves,
1800. LAND AT FIRST ELECTION: 1,553 acres in
Somerset County (inherited 1,566 acres from his
grandfather King, purchased ca. 60 acres, sold 73
acres). SIGNIFICANT CHANGES IN LAND BETWEEN
FIRST ELECTION AND DEATH: purchased 40 acres
and sold 774 acres in Somerset County, 1783-

1798. WEALTH AT DEATH. DIED: between October

1801 and March 1802, probably in Somerset
County. PERSONAL PROPERTY: size of estate un-
known. LAND: ca. 865 acres in Somerset County.

KIRK, TIMOTHY (?-1784). BORN: probably in
Cecil County. NATIVE: probably, if so at least
second generation. RESIDED: in East Nottingham,
Cecil County. FAMILY BACKGROUND. FATHER:
Roger Kirk, Sr. (?-1761), who died at his home
near Northeast Creek, and was buried in East
Nottingham graveyard. BROTHER: Samuel (?-
1764). MARRIED first, Anne (?-1766), daughter
of Elisha Gatchel. MARRIED second, Anne (last
name unknown). CHILDREN. SONS: Roger (1751-
?), who married in 1774 Rachel (1754-1825),
daughter of Elisha and Mary Hughes; Eli, who
married in 1784 Susannah (?-1821), daughter of
William Brown; Timothy; and Levi. DAUGHTERS:
Esther, who married (first name unknown) Haines;
Ann; Mary; Elizabeth; Deborah; and Eleanor.

PRIVATE CAREER. EDUCATION: literate. RELIGIOUS

AFFILIATION: Quaker, member of the Not-
tingham Monthly Meeting. SOCIAL STATUS AND
Activities: Esq., by 1784. OCCUPATIONAL PRO-
FILE: possibly planter. PUBLIC CAREER. LEGISLA-
TIVE SERVICE: Lower House, Cecil County, 1780
(elected to the 3rd session of the 1779-1780 As-
sembly to fill vacancy), 1780-1781. LOCAL OF-
FICE: justice, Cecil County, 1777-1784; justice,
Orphans' Court, Cecil County, 1780-1784.

WEALTH DURING LIFETIME. PERSONAL PROPERTY:

assessed value £163.0.0, including 3 slaves, 1783.
LAND AT FIRST ELECTION, probably owned land
in Cecil County, acreage unknown. SIGNIFICANT

CHANGES IN LAND BETWEEN FIRST ELECTION AND

DEATH: assessed for 300 acres, including a mill,
in Cecil County, 1783. WEALTH AT DEATH. DIED:
will probated on December 7, 1784, in Cecil
County. PERSONAL PROPERTY: TEV, £759.9.3
(including 4 slaves, plate, and books); FB, £511.0.3.

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