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

Mary Murray (1729-?), daughter of Dr. William
Murray (1692-1763) and wife Sarah Ennalls (1697-
1742). UNCLE: James Murray (?-1784). BROTH-
ERS. Daniel (1749-?); Col. Henry (1759-1849),
who married in 1781 Elizabeth Key (1759-1832),
whose nephew, Francis Scott Key, wrote "The
Star-Spangled Banner." SISTERS: Sarah Ennalls
(1751-1837), who married first, John Rider Nev-
ett (?-1772), and second Dr. James Murray (ca.
1741-1819) of Annapolis; Hannah (1756-1825);
Margaret (?-1825); and Mary. FIRST COUSIN: Wil-
liam Vans Murray (ca. 1761-1803). NIECE: Mary
Nevett, who married James Steele (1760-1816).
MARRIED in 1770 his cousin Margaret Ennalls (?-
by 1795), daughter of Dr. Joseph Ennalls (1709-
1756) and his wife Mary Lockerman. Margaret
was the granddaughter of Henry Ennalls (1675-
1734) and Govert Lookerman (ca. 1681-1728), and
the niece of Sarah Lookerman (?-by 1745), who
married Joseph Cox Gray (?-1764). Her brothers
were Henry Ennalls (ca. 1741 -by 1788) and Thomas
Ennalls (?-by 1783). Her sisters were Mary (1738-
1803), who married in 1765 James Sulivane; Re-
becca; and Henrietta. Her first cousin was James
Murray (?-1784). Her niece was Sarah Ennalls,
who married Henry Waggaman (1753-1809). Her
cousin was William Vans Murray (ca. 1761-1803).
CHILDREN. SONS: William (?-?), who married first,
in 1800, Sarah Scott Brown, and second, Cath-
erine Brown; Henry; and Daniel, who never mar-
ried. DAUGHTERS: Margaret Murray (?-1840),
who married on January 4, 1810, Daniel Dulany
Fitzhugh; Elizabeth. PRIVATE CAREER. EDUCA-
TION: literate. RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION: probably
Anglican. SOCIAL STATUS AND ACTIVITIES: Esq.,
by 1778. OCCUPATIONAL PROFILE: probably
planter; physician by 1772. PUBLIC CAREER. LEG-
ISLATIVE SERVICE: Lower House, Talbot County,
1781-1782. LOCAL OFFICES: justice, Talbot County,
1777-1779; St. Peter's Parish Vestry, Talbot
County, 1779-1781, 1788-1791. MILITARY SERV-
ICE captain, 4th Battalion, Talbot County Mili-
tia, 1778. STANDS ON PUBLIC/PRIVATE ISSUES. pro-

vided in his will for the manumission of his slaves.

WEALTH DURING LIFETIME. PERSONAL PROPERTY:

assessed value £981.0.4, including 17 slaves and
94 oz. plate, 1783. LAND AT FIRST ELECTION. 654
acres in Talbot County, and a lot in Cambridge,
Dorchester County (515 acres inherited from his
father, 139 acres inherited from his brother Dan-
iel). SIGNIFICANT CHANGES IN LAND BETWEEN
FIRST ELECTION AND DEATH: Sold 171 acres in 1782,

purchased 159 acres in 1786 and 1787, and sold
3 acres in 1791, all in Talbot County. WEALTH AT

DEATH. DIED: by March 2, 1795; funeral services
were conducted in Great Choptank Parish, Dor-
chester County. PERSONAL PROPERTY. TEV,
£2,256.11.4 current money (including 19 slaves);
FB, £1,163.1.2. LAND: 638 acres in Talbot County
and a lot in Cambridge, Dorchester County.

McBRYDE, HUGH (?-1787). RESIDED, in Charles
County by 1770; in Dorchester County by 1773;
in Caroline County by 1777; in Baltimore Town
by 1783. MARRIED by 1777 Sarah. PRIVATE CA-
REER. EDUCATION: literate. RELIGIOUS AFFILIA-
TION, member of the First Presbyterian Church
of Baltimore, 1783. SOCIAL STATUS AND ACTIVI-
TIES: Gent., by 1777. OCCUPATIONAL PROFILE.
merchant: in partnership with John Craig in Charles
County, 1770; Hugh McBryde & Co., Dorchester
County, 1773; in Baltimore Town, 1784. In June
1778 letters of marque and reprisal were issued
to the captain of the schooner Beggars Benison
belonging to Hugh McBryde, John Craig, Wil-
liam McBryde, and Charles Phillysill. Letters of
marque and reprisal were also issued in Decem-
ber 1778 to the master of the schooner Nelly and
Polly, which was owned by Hugh and William
McBryde, James Houston, and William Henry.

PUBLIC CAREER. LEGISLATIVE SERVICE: Lower

House, Caroline County, 1779-1780 (resigned on
April 17, 1780; reelected to the 3rd session on
July 7, 1780; Claims 1-3), 1781-1782 (Claims 2),
1782-1783 (elected, but did not attend). LOCAL
OFFICES: justice, Caroline County, 1777-1782;
justice, Orphans' Court, Caroline County, 1780-
1782. MILITARY SERVICE: 1st lieutenant, Vienna
Company, 3rd Battalion, Dorchester County Mi-
litia, by January 1776; captain, Vienna Company,
3rd Battalion, Dorchester County Militia, by July
1776; captain, 14th Battalion, Caroline County
Militia, 1778-1779. WEALTH DURING LIFETIME.
PERSON AL PROPERTY: 7 slaves, Dorchester County,
1776; assessed value £529.0.0, including 6 slaves
and 26 oz. plate, Caroline County, 1783. LAND
AT FIRST ELECTION: 451 acres in Caroline County
and 1 lot in Vienna, Dorchester County. SIGNIF-
ICANT CHANGES IN LAND BETWEEN FIRST ELEC-
TION AND DEATH: bought 161 acres in Dorchester
County and 1 lot in Vienna, 1780-1782; sold 612
acres in Dorchester and Caroline counties and 1
lot in Vienna, 1783-1784; leased 2 lots in Balti-
more Town, 1784; owned with 3 other merchants
a leasehold on 2 lots in Baltimore Town, 1784.
WEALTH AT DEATH. DEED: administration bond dated
July 25, 1787, in Baltimore County. PERSONAL
PROPERTY. TEV, £962.14.10; FB, £157.12.0. LAND:

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