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

HALF SISTERS: Magdalen; Margaret (1692-?), who
married in 1725 James Kirshaw; Sarah (1698-?),
who married (first name unknown) Clagett; and
Elizabeth, who married (first name unknown)
Heigh. MARRIED first, name unknown. MARRIED
second, Bridgett, probably the widow of James
Robinson (?-1719). CHILDREN. SONS: Francis
Mauldin (ca. 1719-1762); Benjamin (?-1760); and
Joseph. DAUGHTERS: Ann, who married in 1727
Zebulon Hollingsworth; Francina, who married
in 1729 Samuel Bayard (1705-?), brother of Peter
Bayard (1702-1766); and three others, names un-
known. PRIVATE CAREER. EDUCATION: literate.
RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION: Anglican. SOCIAL STA-
TUS AND ACTIVITIES: called Francis Mauldin, Jr.,
of Calvert County, planter, 1702. OCCUPATIONAL
PROFILE: planter. PUBLIC CAREER. LEGISLATIVE
SERVICE: Lower House, Cecil County, 1715, 1722-
1724, 1725-1727. LOCAL OFFICE: justice, Cecil
County, 1708/9-1729. MILITARY SERVICE: major,
by 1725. WEALTH DURING LIFETIME. LAND AT FIRST
ELECTION: at least 200 acres in Cecil County.
WEALTH AT DEATH. DIED: on January 30, 1734/35,
in Cecil County. PERSONAL PROPERTY TEV,
£346.6.10 (including 1 servant and 5 slaves); FB,
£298.4.2. LAND: 300 acres, plus 2 tracts of un-
specified acreage.

MAULDIN, FRANCIS (ca. 1719-1762). BORN:
ca. 1719 in Cecil County. NATIVE: fourth gener-
ation. RESIDED: in Cecil County. FAMILY BACK-
GROUND. FATHER: Francis Mauldin (?-1734/35).
MOTHER. Bridget. BROTHERS: Benjamin (?-1760);
Joseph. SISTERS: five, including Ann; Francina.
NEPHEWS: Henry Hollingsworth (1737-1803); Jesse
Hollingsworth (1732/33-1810). MARRIED by 1752
Mary, daughter of Benjamin Sluyter (?-1764).
Her brothers were Henry; Peter; and Benjamin.
Her sisters were Rebecca; Elizabeth. CHILDREN.
SONS: Francis (?-1770), a minor in 1762; Ben-
jamin, of age by 1770; William, a minor in 1762;
and Henry, a minor in 1770. DAUGHTERS: Re-
becca; Elizabeth; and Mary Kithridg, a minor in
1770. ADDITIONAL COMMENT: An unborn child is
mentioned in his will. PRIVATE CAREER. EDUCA-
TION: literate. RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION: Anglican.
SOCIAL STATUS AND ACTIVITIES: Gent., by 1762.
OCCUPATIONAL PROFILE: probably planter. PUB-
LIC CAREER. LEGISLATIVE SERVICE: Lower House,

Cecil County, 1758-1761, 1762 (elected, but died
before the 1st session of the 1762-1763 Assem-
bly). LOCAL OFFICES: churchwarden. North Elk
Parish, Cecil County, 1743-1744; North Elk Par-
ish Vestry, Cecil County, elected 1744, 1754. MIL-

ITARY SERVICE: called captain at death. WEALTH

DURING LIFETIME. LAND AT FIRST ELECTION: ca.

650 acres in Cecil County (inherited ca. 450 acres
from his father, 200 acres by personal acquisi-
tion). WEALTH AT DEATH. DIED, between January
12 and February 18, 1762, in Cecil County. PER-
SONAL PROPERTY. TEV, £897.4.4 current money
(including 15 slaves and books); FB, £678.9.1.
LAND: ca. 650 acres in Cecil County.

MAXWELL, JAMES (1662-1727/28). BORN: in
1662, in Anne Arundel County; only child. NA-
TIVE: second generation. RESIDED: in Baltimore
County by 1691. FAMILY BACKGROUND. FATHER:
James Maxwell (?-1669/70) of Herring Creek,
Anne Arundel County, a planter who immigrated
in 1658 and died with at least 200 acres and a
personal estate of 22,087 pounds of tobacco.
STEPFATHER: Patrick Hall (?-by 1679). MOTHER:
Mary. MARRIED first, by 1691, Mary, widow of
Benjamin Gundry (?-by 1687). Mary was the
daughter of Godfrey Harmer (?-1674), a Swed-
ish Indian trader and interpreter in New Sweden
and Maryland who was naturalized in Maryland
in 1661, and wife Mary Spry. She was the step-
daughter of John Stansby (?-ca. 1682/83). Her
sisters were Sarah; Elizabeth. MARRIED second,
by 1704, Anne, widow of (first name unknown)
Richardson. She was probably the sister of Moses
Groome; kinswoman of Ann Felk (?-ca. 1720).
CHILDREN. SONS: James, the elder (?-ca. 1732),
who married Mary; Aseal (Asacle) (?-1729), who
married Hannah (1711-1782), daughter of Roger
Matthews (ca. 1685-1740); James, the Younger
(ca. 1711-?); and Robert (?-1718/19). STEPSON:
Spry Godfrey Gundry. DAUGHTERS: Elizabeth;
Anne (?-1744), who married in 1737 John Mat-
thews (1714-1783); and probably Philizana, who
married in 1709 Richard Smithers. Asael, Eliz-
abeth, James, the Younger, Anne, and Robert
were the children of Anne Richardson Maxwell.

PRIVATE CAREER. EDUCATION: literate. RELIGIOUS

AFFILIATION: Protestant, probably Anglican;
contracted with the St. John's Parish Vestry to
build St. John's Church at Joppa for 24,000 pounds
of tobacco, 1724. SOCIAL STATUS AND ACTIVITIES:
Esq., by 1722; sons held no known offices. Max-
well's nine terms in the legislature constitute one
of the longest tenures in the Assembly's first cen-
tury. OCCUPATIONAL PROFILE: planter; merchant.

PUBLIC CAREER. LEGISLATIVE SERVICE: Lower

House, Baltimore County, 1694-1696 (resigned
before the 6th session of the 1694- 1697 Assembly
to become sheriff), 1704-1707 (Aggrievances 1,

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