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

property. Between 1789 and 1795 Moale leased
out on 99- year leases at least 91 acres of Rich-
ard's land, most of it in lots of less than 5 acres.
Moale purchased the fee simple title to 6 lots
Richard had leased in Baltimore Town in 1790.
He sold two of these lots immediately and two
more in 1798. He sold two additional lots in 1794
and 1795, and bought the title to 6 lots originally
owned by Richard, but not part of his inheritance,
which the Chancery Court ordered to be sold,

1796. WEALTH AT DEATH. DIED: On July 5, 1798,

in Baltimore (probably Baltimore City). PER-
SONAL PROPERTY: TEV, $8,998.17 (including 46
slaves, over 240 oz. plate, and over 140 books);
FB, estate overpaid $1,416.23. LAND. ca. 900 acres
in Baltimore County, at least 82 acres in or ad-
joining Baltimore City, his lots and dwelling on
German Lane and Richard's house on Gay Street
(leasehold), at least 10 large lots in Baltimore City
leased out or under development, plus reversions
and ground rents on all 99-year leases of his own
land and that inherited from Richard.

MOLLESTON, WILLIAM (?-1790). NATIVE: pos-
sibly, if so at least second generation. RESIDED: in
Caroline County by June 18, 1774 to at least August
14, 1775; Delaware by 1784. FAMILY BACKGROUND.
FIRST COUSIN: Samuel Skidmore (?-1771), of Kent
County, Delaware. MARRIED Elizabeth Ann. PRI-
VATE CAREER. EDUCATION: literate. OCCUPA-
TIONAL PROFILE: physician by 1774; founding in-
corporator of the Delaware Medical Society, 1789.

PUBLIC CAREER. LEGISLATIVE SERVICE: Conven-

tions, Caroline County, 3rd, 1774, 5th, 1775. LO-
CAL OFFICE: Committee of Correspondence, Queen
Anne's County, appointed 1774. WEALTH AT DEATH.
DIED between September 26 and October 29, 1790,
in Dover, Kent County, Delaware.

MOORE, HENRY (?-?). BORN: probably either
in Charles County or Prince George's County;
possibly younger son. NATIVE: probably, if so at
least second generation. RESIDED: in Charles
County; in Virginia by March 23, 1756. FAMILY
BACKGROUND. FATHER: possibly Henry Moore (?-
1735/36) of Prince George's County. MOTHER:
possibly Sarah. BROTHER: possibly William. SIS-
TERS: possibly Sarah; Esther; Charity; Ann Davis;
Benedicto; and Elizabeth. MARRIED probably first,
Ann. MARRIED probably second, Sarah, daughter
of John King. CHILDREN. DAUGHTER: Charity (died
a minor). PRIVATE CAREER. EDUCATION: literate.

RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION: Anglican. SOCIAL STA-

TUS AND ACTIVITIES: Gent., by 1748. OCCUPA-
TIONAL PROFILE: planter. PUBLIC CAREER. LEGIS-
LATIVE SERVICE. Lower House, Charles County,
1754-1756. By March 23, 1756, Moore had moved
to Virginia. LOCAL OFFICE: Durham Parish Ves-
try, Charles County, in office 1753. WEALTH DUR-
ING LIFETIME. LAND AT FIRST ELECTION: 1,645 acres

in Charles County (560 acres by patent and pur-
chase). SIGNIFICANT CHANGES IN LAND BETWEEN

FIRST ELECTION AND DEATH: acquired (possibly
through inheritance) 300 acres in Charles County,
1754; sold 1,245 acres in Charles County, 1759-
1763. WEALTH AT DEATH. DIED: after 1763, date
and place unknown. LAND: in 1774 Moore was
taxed for 700 acres in Charles County.

MOORE, JOHN (?-1791). BORN: probably in Kent
County. NATIVE: at least second generation. RE-
SIDED: at "Comegys Farm," Chester or Worton
Hundred, Kent County. FAMILY BACKGROUND.
BROTHER: Richard. SISTERS: Mary; Ann. MAR-
RIED by 1767 Cassandra Adair (?-by 1798),
daughter of Dr. Alexander Adair and wife Chris-
tiana Sterling (?-1766) of Calvert County; grand-
daughter of Thomas Sterling. Her brother was
Robert Adair (?-1768). Her sister was Elizabeth.

CHILDREN. SON: George. PRIVATE CAREER. EDU-
CATION: literate. RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION: prob-
ably Anglican. Early members of the Moore fam-
ily in Kent County were Anglican. A John Moore
sold his pew in Chester Parish, Kent County, in
1769. OCCUPATIONAL PROFILE: farmer. PUBLIC

CAREER. LEGISLATIVE SERVICE: Lower House,

Kent County, 1789, 1790. WEALTH DURING LIFE-
TIME. PERSONAL PROPERTY: assessed value £543.0.0
(including 16 slaves and 8 oz. plate), 1783. LAND
AT FIRST ELECTION: 367 acres in Kent and Bal-
timore counties (his wife inherited at least 2,494
acres in Baltimore, Kent, and Calvert counties,
plus 2 lots in Baltimore Town, ca. 1768; John
then sold 2,127 acres in Baltimore and Calvert
counties between 1769-1771). WEALTH AT DEATH.
DIED: between July 5 and November 16, 1791, in
Kent County. PERSONAL PROPERTY: TEV,
£201.11.0 current money (including 13 books and
7 slaves); FB, estate overpaid £19.6.12. IDENTI-
FICATION PROBLEMS. There was one other man
who may have been eligible to represent Kent
county in the 1789 and 1790 Assemblies: John
Moore (?-1812), nephew of John Moore (?-1791).
Identification was based primarily on his last date
of legislative service, December 1790, and his death
before the next legislative session, November 1791.

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