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

George Fraser Hawkins (ca. 1741-1785); Alex-
ander Thomas Hawkins; Philip Richard Fendall;
(?-?); John Fendall; Benjamin Fendall; Henry
Fendall; and Samuel Fendall. Her stepsisters were
Ann Fraser Hawkins (1736-1738); Elizabeth
Lawrence Hawkins; Susanna Fraser Hawkins, who
who married William Bayly (ca. 1742-1824); and
Sarah Fendall (ca. 1732-1793), who married
Thomas Contee (ca. 1729-1811). CHILDREN. SONS:
Benjamin, who died in infancy; Levin Covington
Mackall (1760-?); Benjamin (1763-1822), who
married Christiana Beall; Leonard (1768-1843),
who married Catherine Beall; Walter (?-ca. 1803),
who married Rebecca Bailey, daughter of William
Bayly (ca. 1742-1824); and Richard (?-1831),
who married Frances Reynolds. DAUGHTERS:
Barbara (ca. 1758-by 1795), who married Capt.
Thomas Horrell; Rebecca Covington (ca. 1770-
?), who married Gen. Leonard Covington. PRI-
VATE CAREER. EDUCATION: literate. RELIGIOUS
AFFILIATION: Anglican. SOCIAL STATUS AND AC-
TIVITIES. Mr., by 1749; Gent., by 1768; Esq. by
1793. OCCUPATIONAL PROFILE: planter; merchant
in 1759. PUBLIC CAREER. LEGISLATIVE SERVICE:
Lower House, Calvert County, 1749-1751 (Bills
of Credit 1; Arms and Ammunition 1), 1751-
1754, 1754-1757 (Arms and Ammunition 4-6),
1757-1758 (Arms and Ammunition 1, Cv, 2),
1758-1761, 1762-1763 (Arms and Ammunition
1, 2), 1765-1766; 9th Convention, Calvert County,
1776. LOCAL OFFICES: Commissioner to plan new
courthouse, Calvert County, 1749; justice, Cal-
vert County, 1766, 1769, 1773 (quorum). WEALTH

DURING LIFETIME. PERSONAL PROPERTY, assessed

value £2,287.11.8, including 70 slaves and 140 oz.
plate, 1783. House and outbuildings on home
plantation were burned by the British, February
1783. Administered personal property devised to
William Mackall Wilkinson (1751-1799) from 1757
until 1770. In 1771, Mackall paid Wilkinson's
guardian ca. £200.0.0 sterling as Wilkinson's share
of the estate of his father, William Wilkinson (?-
1755). Wilkinson brought the case into Chancery
Court in 1786, complaining that he was due a
greater amount from Mackall. Although Mackall
testified that he had paid a £300.0.0 sterling debt
owed by Wilkinson's father and had maintained,
clothed, and paid for the schooling of Wilkinson
at ca. £20.0.0 sterling per year, Wilkinson was
awarded £1,624.4.9 in 1793. LAND AT FIRST ELEC-
TION, probably at least 2,214 acres in Kent and
Calvert counties (2,000 acres in Kent County given
to him by his parents in 1748, the rest probably
by personal acquisition). SIGNIFICANT CHANGES

IN LAND BETWEEN FIRST ELECTION AND DEATH:

patented 94 acres in Calvert County, 1754; ac-
quired 500 acres in Prince George's County through
his marriage to Rebecca, 1756. From 1757 until
1770, controlled 390 acres in Charles County de-
vised to William Mackall Wilkinson (1751-1799)
by his father William Wilkinson (?-1755). Sold
2,000 acres in Kent County and purchased 921
acres in Prince George's County in 1759. By 1761
had sold 94 acres and acquired 107 acres, all in
Calvert County. Inherited 2,099 acres in Calvert
County from his father in 1761 and 321 acres in
Calvert County from his mother in 1764. By 1767
he had divested himself of 149 acres in Calvert
County, and in 1768 he sold, with Rebecca, her
500 acres in Prince George's County. By 1771 he
had sold 396 acres in Calvert County; purchased
381 acres in Calvert County in 1772; sold ca. 46
acres in Calvert County by 1774. In 1783, Mackall
was charged with 2,003 acres in Calvert County,
having given at least 346 acres to his son Benjamin
and 419 acres to his son Levin Covington Mackall
(1760-?) before that date; gave 382 acres to his
son Leonard a few months before his death in

1795. WEALTH AT DEATH. DIED: in April 1795 in

Calvert County. LAND: probably ca. 1,621 acres
in Calvert County and ca. 930 acres in Prince
George's County, although he may have given
some or all of this land to his sons before his
death.

MACKALL, BENJAMIN IV (1745-by 1810).
BORN: on August 14, 1745, in Christ Church Par-
ish, Calvert County; second son. NATIVE, fourth
generation. RESIDED: in Calvert County; in An-
napolis, Anne Arundel County, from at least 1769
until at least 1771; at "Godsgrace," Calvert County,
by 1786-death. FAMILY BACKGROUND. FATHER:
James John Mackall (1717-1772), son of John
Mackall (1669-1739). MOTHER: Mary, daughter
of Benjamin Hance (1684-1738) of Calvert
County. UNCLE. Samuel Hance (?-?). BROTHERS:
John Mackall (1740-1799); James (1747-ca. 1837);
Richard (1749-by 1772); and Thomas Mackall
(1751-1799). SISTERS: Susannah (ca. 1737-by
1782), who married Thomas Gantt, Jr. (?-1808);
Mary (1742-?), who married Edward Reynolds
(?-by 1820); Elizabeth (ca. 1743- ?); Sarah (1752-
?); Ann (ca. 1753- ?); Margaret (1755-1799);
Barbara (1755- ?); and Priscilla (1758-1823), who
married Robert Bowie (ca. 1750-1818). MARRIED
on November 20, 1769, in Annapolis, Rebecca
(?-by 1810), daughter of William Potts (1718-
1761) of Barbadoes and wife Sarah Lee, daughter

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