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A Biographical Dictionary of the Maryland Legislature 1635-1789 by Edward C. Papenfuse, et. al.
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of Harford (formerly Baltimore) County land;
also in 1783 he exchanged his right to one-sixth
of Henry Harrison's property with his brother-in-
law Joseph Harrison in return for title to 9 acres
in Philadelphia; leased 1 lot adjoining Chester-
town, Kent County, and purchased 3 lots in An-
napolis, 1784-1785; one of the latter lots was
leased out in 1784 and another sold in 1785; pur-
chased 265 acres in Baltimore County, 115 acres
in Kent County, and 1 lot in Annapolis from the
commissioners of confiscated British property, with
the titles conveyed to Paca in 1785-1787; pat-
ented 5,525 acres in Allegany County with Ed-
ward Lloyd (1744-1796) in 1789, but immediately
sold at least 500 acres of his portion; patented
355 acres of escheated land in Kent County in
1789, but gave up the right to 237 acres of this
land to prior claimants, 1793; sold the 2 lots and
9 acres in Philadelphia, 1791-1792, and pur-
chased a 320-acre farm in Anne Arundel County,
1792; sold 265 acres of the confiscated property
in Baltimore County, 1 lot in Annapolis, and the
rest of his Harford County land, by 1794; began
dealing in Baltimore City lots, 1793; purchased
at least 4 acres and 4 lots in or near Baltimore
City, which he then leased out or sold, 1793-
1798; sold 1 lot in Annapolis, 1795; purchased 2
lots in Abingdon and 25 acres adjoining Abing-
don, Harford County, from his brother's estate,

1799. WEALTH AT DEATH. DIED: On October 13,

1799, at "Wye Hall," Queen Anne's County. LAND:
probably ca. 4,550 acres in Anne Arundel, Queen
Anne's, Kent, and Allegany counties, plus prob-
ably 7 lots in Annapolis, Abingdon, and Balti-
more City, most of which were leased out.

PARKER, WILLIAM (?-1673/74). BORN: in
Stepney, England. IMMIGRATED: ca. 1651 as a
free adult. RESIDED: in Anne Arundel County;
Calvert County by 1654. MARRIED first, name un-
known. MARRIED second, Grace (?-1700/1), widow
of Francis Mauldin. Grace married third, Edward
Lloyd (ca. 1620-1696). CHILDREN. SON. William
(?-1679) of the Clifts, a justice of Calvert County,
1675/76-1679, who married first, in 1675, Eliz-
abeth, widow of Thomas Preston (?-1674), and
second, Judith, widow of John Cumbar (?-1677).
STEPSON: Francis Mauldin (by 1653-1710/11).
DAUGHTERS: Sarah, who married John Edmund-
son (?-1697/98); Elizabeth, who married in 1681
Henry Buckerfield of London; Mary (ca. 1632-
1699), who married first, John Hall (?-by 1660),
and second, Robert Paca (?-1681); Thomasine,
who married Henry Kent (?-1677); and Dorothy,

who married (first name unknown) Whittle. STEP-
DAUGHTER: Grace Mauldin (1642-?), who mar-
ried Henry Mitchell (?-1701). PRIVATE CAREER.
EDUCATION: literate. RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION:
Protestant. OCCUPATIONAL PROFILE: planter;
merchant. PUBLIC CAREER. LEGISLATIVE SERVICE:
Assembly, Patuxent (Calvert County), 1654; Par-
liamentary Commission, 1654-1657/58; Lower
House, Calvert County, 1659/60. OTHER PROVIN-
CIAL OFFICE, justice, Provincial Court, 1654-1657/

58. WEALTH DURING LIFETIME. LAND AT FIRST

ELECTION: at least 200 acres; probably 1,300 acres.
WEALTH AT DEATH. DIED: between January 3 and
March 25, 1673/74, apparently in England. PER-
SONAL PROPERTY: TEV, at least 35,249 pounds
of tobacco (including 1 servant, 3 slaves, and part
ownership of 2 ships). LAND. 1,300 acres.

PARKER, WILLIAM (?-1710/11). BORN: in Cal-
vert County. NATIVE: probably third generation.
RESIDED: Calvert County. FAMILY BACKGROUND.
FATHER: probably William Parker (?-1679) of
the Clifts, son of William Parker (?-1673/74).
MOTHER: either Elizabeth, widow of Thomas
Preston (?-1674), or Judith, widow of John Cum-
bar (?-1677). Judith subsequently married Nich-
olas Painter. AUNT: Sarah Parker, who married
John Edmundson (?-1697/98). MARRIED Mary.
CHILDREN. SONS: William Henry (1697-?); Fielder
(1702-?). DAUGHTER: Elizabeth (1700-?). PRI-

VATE CAREER. EDUCATION: literate. RELIGIOUS
AFFILIATION: Anglican. OCCUPATIONAL PROFILE:

planter. PUBLIC CAREER. LEGISLATIVE SERVICE:
Lower House, Calvert County, 1700 (elected to
the 4th session of the 1697/98-1700 Assembly),
1701-1704. LOCAL OFFICES: justice, Calvert
County, 1690-1694, 1696-1697 (quorum), 1700;
sheriff, 1694-1696, 1705-1708. MILITARY SERV-
ICE: captain, by 1696; major at death. WEALTH

DURING LIFETIME. LAND AT FIRST ELECTION: ca.

276 acres. WEALTH AT DEATH. DIED: will probated
on March 7, 1710/11, in Calvert County. PER-
SONAL PROPERTY: TEV, £66.6.7 (including books
and 1 servant); FB, estate overpaid £30.8.9. LAND:
probably ca. 539 acres.

PARNHAM, JOHN (ca. 1748-1813). BORN: ca.
1748 near Newport, Charles County. NATIVE: third
generation. RESIDED: in Newport West Hundred,
Charles County. FAMILY BACKGROUND. FATHER.
Dr. Francis Parnham (?-ca. 1756), of Charles
County; TEV, £1,597.0.0; son of John Parnham
(?-1738) and wife Elizabeth Pile. STEPFATHER:
Philip Briscoe. MOTHER: Mary. SISTER: probably

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