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

literate. RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION: Anglican; sub-
scriber to Christ Church Parish, Calvert County.
SOCIAL STATUS AND ACTIVITIES: Gent., by 1773;
third generation legislator. OCCUPATIONAL PRO-
FILE: planter. PUBLIC CAREER. LEGISLATIVE SERV-
ICE: Lower House, Calvert County, 1779 (elected
to the 2nd session of the 1778-1779 Assembly to
fill vacancy). LOCAL OFFICES: justice, Calvert
County, 1773; Christ Church Parish Vestry, Cal-
vert County, 1781-at least 1786, 1794; commis-
sioner of the tax, Calvert County, 1783-at least
1786, 1790, 1792, 1798. WEALTH DURING LIFETIME.
PERSONAL PROPERTY: assessed value £1,292.2.6,
including 26 slaves and 27 oz. plate, 1783. Held
bonds totaling ca. £1,000, which he assigned to
his daughter before his death. LAND AT FIRST
ELECTION: 2,315 acres in Calvert County (all in-
herited from his father). SIGNIFICANT CHANGES

IN LAND BETWEEN FIRST ELECTION AND DEATH:

sold 538 acres in Calvert County in 1793; pur-
chased 500 acres in Calvert County in 1797.
WEALTH AT DEATH. DIED: in December 1799 in
Calvert County. PERSONAL PROPERTY: TEV,
£3,373.13.3 current money (including 44 slaves.
9 oz. plate, 1 pair spectacles, and books); FB,
£747.1.2. LAND: 2,277 acres in Calvert County.

MADDOX (MADDUX, MATTOX), LAZARUS

(ca. 1656-1716/17). BORN. ca. 1656, in North-
ampton County, Virginia. IMMIGRATED: by 1663
as a minor with his stepfather and family from
Virginia. RESIDED: in Manokin Hundred, Som-
erset County. FAMILY BACKGROUND. FATHER:

Alexander Maddox (?-ca. 1659/60), who immi-
grated from London, England to Virginia by 1645.
STEPFATHERS: by 1661/62 William Bozman (?-
1664/65); James Caine. MOTHER: Eleanor (?-
1694). BROTHER: Alexander (ca. 1654-1717), who
married Mary (last name unknown). STEP-
BROTHER: John Bozman (1650-1716). MARRIED
by February 1679/80 Sarah. CHILDREN. SONS: Dan-
iel; William; Thomas (1684/85-1762); Lazarus
(1690-1735/36); and Alexander (1693-?).
DAUGHTERS: Mary (1679/80-?), who married first,
John Waters (?-1708), and second, John Cott-
man; Sarah (1681/82-?), who married Thomas
Walker; Eleanor, who married Robert Scott; and
Elizabeth. PRIVATE CAREER. EDUCATION: literate.

RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION: Protestant. OCCUPA-
TIONAL PROFILE: planter. PUBLIC CAREER. LEGIS-
LATIVE SERVICE: Lower House, Somerset County,
1692-1693 (elected to the 1st session of the 1692-
1693 Assembly to fill vacancy). ADDITIONAL
COMMENTS. The Upper House proceedings re-

ported the appearance of "Mr. Lawrence Mat-
tox" to be sworn as a delegate for Somerset County.
In all other records the name is given as Lazarus.
STANDS ON PUBLIC/PRIVATE ISSUES: apparently re-
luctant to support the Protestant Associators'
Revolution, 1689. WEALTH DURING LIFETIME. LAND
AT FIRST ELECTION: possibly patented 900 acres
in Somerset County by 1692. WEALTH AT DEATH.
DIED: between January 18 and March 19, 1716/
17. PERSONAL PROPERTY. TEV, at least £396.1.12
(including 11 slaves). LAND: at least 1,600 acres
in Somerset County.

MADDUX (MADDOX, MATTOCKS, MAT-
TOX, MATTUX), THOMAS (?-1783). BORN: of
age by 1773. NATIVE: probably; if so, second gen-
eration. RESIDED: in Princess Anne Hundred,
Somerset County. FAMILY BACKGROUND. FATHER:
John Maddux of Somerset County, a planter.
MARRIED by 1782 Elizabeth. PRIVATE CAREER. ED-
UCATION: literate. SOCIAL STATUS AND ACTIVI-
TIES: Esq., at death. OCCUPATIONAL PROFILE: at-
torney; took oath as attorney in Somerset County
on May 20, 1777. PUBLIC CAREER. LEGISLA TIVE
SERVICE: Lower House, Somerset County, 1777
(elected to the 1st session to fill vacancy; Laws
to Expire 1), 1777-1778 (Grievances 1; Manu-
factories 1; Laws to Expire 1), 1778-1779 (Elec-
tions 1), 1780-1781 (Laws to Expire 2). WEALTH

DURING LIFETIME. PERSONAL PROPERTY: assessed

value £59, including 21 oz. plate, 1783. LAND AT
FIRST ELECTION: 100 acres in Somerset County
(inherited from his father). SIGNIFICANT CHANGES

IN LAND BETWEEN FIRST ELECTION AND DEATH:

purchased 1 lot in Princess Anne Town and 18
acres in Somerset County, ca. 1782; sold 4 acres
in Somerset County, 1783; disposed of the 100
acres he had inherited from his father by 1783.
WEALTH AT DEATH. DIED: administration bond dated
July 4, 1783, in Somerset County. PERSONAL
PROPERTY: TEV, £257.11.5 current money (in-
cluding 17 oz. plate, 52 volumes of law books,
and 1 other book); FB, estate overpaid £32.12.5.
LAND: 14 acres in Somerset County.

MAGRUDER, ALEXANDER HOWARD (1745-
1782). BORN: in 1745, probably in Prince George's
County. NATIVE: fourth generation. RESIDED:
Prince George's County. FAMILY BACKGROUND.
FATHER: Alexander Magruder (1716-1779), a
Prince George's County landowner and son of
Alexander Magruder (1671-1746) and wife Suz-
anna. MOTHER: Elizabeth Howard (1725-?).
BROTHERS: Leonard, a minor in 1779; William;

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