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

PROFILE: planter by 1719; cooper in 1723. PUBLIC

CAREER. LEGISLATIVE SERVICE: Lower House,

Worcester County, 1745/46-1748, 1749-1751,
1751-1754, 1754-1757, 1757-1758, 1758-1761
(Arms and Ammunition Cv 1, 1, Cv 2). LOCAL
OFFICES justice, Worcester County, 1742-1775
(quorum, 1747-1775); visitor, Worcester County
School, 1746. MILITARY SERVICE: colonel in the
militia by 1745. STANDS ON PUBLIC/PRIVATE IS-
SUES: co-sponsored a bill to erect a school in
Worcester County, which was enacted in 1746.

WEALTH DURING LIFETIME. LAND AT FIRST ELEC-
TION: 2,451 acres in Worcester County by 1745
(1,200 acres inherited from father and 1,251 acres
obtained through personal acquisition). SIGNIFI-
CANT CHANGES IN LAND BETWEEN FIRST ELEC-
TION AND DEATH: patented 364 acres between 1746
and 1752, purchased 500 acres in 1761, and sold
1,315 acres between 1753 and 1772, all in Worces-
ter County. WEALTH AT DEATH. DIED: between
September 2 and September 19, 1775; will pro-
bated in Worcester County. PERSONAL PROP-
ERTY: requested no appraisal of estate; will men-
tioned slaves and a warehouse in Snow Hill. LAND:
ca. 1,700 acres.

SCARBOROUGH (SCARBROUGH, SCAR-
BURGH), MATTHEW (ca. 1649-1724). BORN:
ca. 1649. IMMIGRATED possibly by 1678, defi-
nitely by 1680, as a free adult with his wife and
two daughters from London; transported 17 serv-
ants. RESIDED at ''Scarborough's Castle," on Bo-
quetenorton Creek and Bay (later Snow Hill area).
Somerset County. MARRIED Hannah, daughter of
Col. John Wise (1616-1695) and Hannah Scar-
burgh (?-by 1695), granddaughter of Capt. Ed-
mund Scarburgh (1584-ca. 1634) of Accomack
County, Virginia, who was the progenitor of the
illustrious Scarburgh family of Virginia's Eastern
Shore. Her brothers were John (?-1717), who
married Matilda West (?-1722); William ; and
John (Johannes). Her sisters were Barbara, who
married Arthur Robins; Mary, who married Wil-
liam Anderson. Her niece was Mary Cade Wise,
who married by 1717 John Scarborough (ca. 1694-
1775). CHILDREN. SON: John Scarborough (ca. 1694-
1775). DAUGHTERS: Wise (?-bv 1758), who mar-
ried Philip Selby (1680-1758), son of Daniel Selby
(?-1696) of Somerset County, the immigrant;
Dennis, who married by 1699 Nathaniel Hopkins
(?-1739/40); Comfort, who married by 1706 Henry
Ayres; Hannah, who married first, James May-
nard, and second, by 1702, Daniel Pay ne of
Northampton County, Virginia; and Elizabeth,

who married by 1705 William Richardson. PRI-
VATE CAREER. EDUCATION: literate. RELIGIOUS

AFFILIATION: Anglican, Snow Hill Parish, Som-
erset County. SOCIAL STATUS AND ACTIVITIES:
Gent., by 1699. No relationship could be found
to the Edmund Scarburgh family of the Eastern
Shore of Virginia. OCCUPATIONAL PROFILE:
planter, by 1683; merchant while in London in
1677; established as a merchant in Somerset County
by 1684. PUBLIC CAREER. LEGISLATIVE SERVICE:
Lower House, Somerset County, 1694-1697 (Laws
3, 4). LOCAL OFFICES: quorum justice, Somerset
County, 1694-ca. 1698/99; Snow Hill Parish Ves-
try, 1693-1696/97. STANDS ON PUBLIC/PRTVATE IS-
SUES: accused of speaking seditiously against the
Crown, 1690; found not guilty of profaning the
sabbath and of abusing justices, 1691. WEALTH

DURING LIFETIME. LAND AT FIRST ELECTION: 4,409

acres in Somerset County (2,859 acres by patent,
1678-1688; 3,880 acres by purchase, 1677-1688,
of which 2,330 acres had been sold by 1685). SIG-
NIFICANT CHANGES IN LAND BETWEEN FIRST ELEC-
TION AND DEATH: patented 430 acres in 1695; in
1699 began selling much of his land and deeding
it as gifts to his children. WEALTH AT DEATH. DIED:
will probated on June 18, 1724, in Somerset

County. PERSONAL PROPERTY: TEV, £93.12.3

(including 1 slave); FB, estate overpaid £15.18.5.
LAND: 1,250 acres in Somerset County.

SCHNEBELY (SCHNABELY, SCHNEBLY,
SCHNOBOLY, SNAVELY, SNEBLEY), HENRY

(ca. 1728-1805). BORN: ca. 1728. IMMIGRATED:
possibly from Pennsylvania. RESIDED, on "Gar-
den of Eden" and later "Schnebely," probably
both in Salisbury Hundred, Washington County.
In 1762 he built a home on a lot he owned in
Elizabeth Town, Frederick (later became Wash-
ington) County, and it is probable that thereafter
he divided his residence between town and his
plantation. FAMILY BACKGROUND. BROTHER:
Leonard (?- 1767) of Frederick County, a farmer.
MARRIED first, by 1755, Elizabeth (?-1793),
daughter of (first name unknown) Sheaffer
(Shaver) and wife Elizabeth. Elizabeth was the
stepdaughter of Valentine Graw (Grove) (?-1761).
Her brother was Nicholas Shaver. Her sisters were
(first name unknown), who married David Jones,
Jr.; Susannah, who married Joseph Rentch. Her
half sisters or stepsisters were Mary Graw; Bar-
bara Graw. MARRIED second, ca. 1797, Catherine
Hausman (?-1804) of Franklin County, Penn-
sylvania. CHILDREN. SONS: Henry, who served in
the Lower House from Washington County in

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