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

2, 4, 5, chairman 5; Elections and Privileges 3),
1708A, 1708B-1711, 1714 (elected to the 4th ses-
sion of the 1712-1714 Assembly), 1715, 1716-
1718, 1719-1721/22 (Aggrievances 1), 1725-1727
(Aggrievances 4). LOCAL OFFICES: justice, Balti-
more County, 1690/91-1696, 1706-1727/28 (quo-
rum, 1694-1696, 1706-1727/28; chief justice, 1715-
1727/28); sheriff, Baltimore County, 1696-1699,
1701-1703. MILITARY SERVICE: captain, by 1691/
92; major, by 1694; colonel, by 1706/7. STANDS
ON PUBLIC/PRIVATE ISSUES: support of the Prot-
estant Associators' Revolution in 1689 brought
him his first appointment to public office. WEALTH

DURING LIFETIME. PERSONAL PROPERTY: headed

household of 5 taxables, 1692. LAND AT FIRST
ELECTION: ca. 1,000 acres acquired through mar-
riage to Mary Harmer Gundry. SIGNIFICANT

CHANGES IN LAND BETWEEN FIRST ELECTION AND

DEATH: acquired 677 acres by patent, ca. 1,367
acres by purchase, and 150 acres through mar-
riage to Anne Richardson; sold at least 250 acres,
plus land on which the town of Joppa, Baltimore
County, was sited. WEALTH AT DEATH. DIED: on
January 5, 1727/28, in St. John's Parish, Balti-
more County. PERSONAL PROPERTY: TEV,

£1,403.5.9 current money (including 5 servants,
12 slaves, and old books); FB, £977.14.11 current
money. LAND: over 2,000 acres.

MAXWELL, JOHN (1726-ca. 1778). BORN: in
1726 in Kent County. NATIVE: at least second
generation. RESIDED: in Kent County. FAMILY

BACKGROUND. FATHER: Robert Maxwell. MOTHER:

Anne. BROTHERS: William (ca. 1719-?); Robert
Maxwell (1736-1787). SISTERS: Elizabeth, who
married Thomas Ayrs; Mary, who married (first
name unknown) Blackistone. MARRIED Elizabeth.
CHILDREN. Probably none surviving. PRIVATE CA-
REER. EDUCATION: literate. RELIGIOUS AFFILIA-
TION: Anglican; pewholder in Chester Parish, 1768;
possible subscriber to Shrewsbury Parish. SOCIAL
STATUS AND ACTIVITIES: Gent., by 1769; Esq. , by
1774. OCCUPATIONAL PROFILE: planter. PUBLIC

CAREER. LEGISLATIVE SERVICE: Lower House,

Kent County, 1773-1774, 1777 (Elections 2;
Manufactories 1), 1777-1778 (Manufactories 2.
3). LOCAL OFFICE: justice, Kent County, 1764-
1774, 1777-1778 (quorum, 1769-1774, 1777-

1778). WEALTH DURING LIFETIME. LAND AT FIRST

ELECTION: 1,505 acres in Kent County, plus prob-
ably a lot in Georgetown, Kent County (all by
purchase and patent). SIGNIFICANT CHANGES IN

LAND BETWEEN FIRST ELECTION AND DEATH: pur-

chased 104 acres in Kent County, 1774; lost 122

acres when the boundaries of an early patented
501-acre tract were redefined in 1779. WEALTH
AT DEATH. DIED: between November 18, 1778,
and January 13, 1779, probably in Kent County;
principal heirs were his nephew, William, Jr., and
his brother, Robert Maxwell (1736-1787). LAND:
ca. 1,500 acres in Kent County, plus possibly a
lot in Georgetown, Kent County.

MAXWELL, ROBERT (1736-1787). BORN: in
1736 in Kent County. NATIVE: at least second
generation. RESIDED: in Kent County. FAMILY

BACKGROUND. FATHER: Robert Maxwell. MOTHER:

Anne. BROTHERS: William (ca. 1719-?); John
Max well (1726-ca. 1778). SISTERS: Elizabeth, who
married Thomas Ayrs; Mary, who married (first
name unknown) Blackistone. MARRIED Ann.
CHILDREN. SONS: Robert; William; and John.
DAUGHTER: Isabel, who married John Writson
Browning. PRIVATE CAREER. EDUCATION: literate.
RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION: Anglican, Shrewsbury
Parish, Kent County. SOCIAL STATUS AND ACTIV-
ITIES: Esq., by 1779. OCCUPATIONAL PROFILE.
farmer. PUBLIC CAREER. LEGISLATIVE SERVICE:
Lower House, Kent County, 1783, 1785. LOCAL
OFFICES: coroner, Kent County, appointed 1773;
justice, Kent County, 1777-1787; justice, Or-
phans' Court, Kent County, commissioned 1778
(declined); Maryland Senate elector, Kent County,
elected 1786. WEALTH DURING LIFETIME. PER-
SONAL PROPERTY: total assessed value £411.0.0,
including 10 slaves and 8 oz. plate, 1783. LAND
AT FIRST ELECTION: 928 acres in Kent County (by
purchase), plus unspecified acreage in New Cas-
tle, Delaware, mentioned in his will (may have
been obtained through marriage or inheritance).

SIGNIFICANT CHANGES IN LAND BETWEEN FIRST

ELECTION AND DEATH: purchased 12 acres in Kent
County, 1786. WEALTH AT DEATH. DIED: will pro-
bated on February 20, 1787, in Kent County. PER-
SONAL PROPERTY: TEV, £969.1.4 current money
(including 10 slaves); FB, £936.8.4. LAND: ca. 950
acres in Kent County and New Castle, Delaware.

MAYNADIER (MANADIER, MANYDIER),
WILLIAM (1747-1795). BORN: on April 28. 1747,
in St. Peter's Parish, Talbot County; eldest son.
NATIVE: third generation. RESIDED, in St. Peter's
Parish, Talbot County. FAMILY BACKGROUND.
FATHER: the Rev. Daniel Maynadier (?-1772),
rector of Great Choptank Parish, Dorchester
County, son of the Rev. Daniel Maynadier (?-
1745), rector of St. Peter's Parish, Talbot County,
and his wife Hannah Haskins Parrott. MOTHER:

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