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

Somerset County, 1775; Lower House, Somerset
County, 1777 (elected to the 1st session to fill
vacancy, but did not attend; discharged on April
16, 1777, because he was a field officer at the
time of election), 1782-1783 (Claims 1; Manu-
factories 1), 1786-1787 (Claims 1), 1787-1788,
1788 (Claims; Grievances), 1789 (Claims; Griev-
ances). OTHER STATE OFFICE: Constitution Rati-
fication Convention, Somerset County, 1788. LO-
CAL OFFICES: agent for purchasing provisions for
the U.S. Army, Somerset County, appointed 1778;
justice, Somerset County, 1777-1794; justice,
Somerset County Orphans' Court, 1778-1791;
commissioner of the tax, Somerset County, ap-
pointed 1781 and 1782. MILITARY SERVICE: lieu-
tenant colonel, Salisbury Battalion, Somerset
County Militia, 1777; lieutenant colonel, 23rd
Regiment, Somerset County Militia, by 1794.

STANDS ON PUBLIC/PRIVATE ISSUES: subscriber tO

Washington College, 1783. WEALTH DURING LIFE-
TIME. PERSONAL PROPERTY: assessed Value

£1,190.0.0, including 31 slaves, 1783. LAND AT
FIRST ELECTION: 150 acres in Somerset County
(inherited from his uncle Matthias Dashiell). SIG-
NIFICANT CHANGES IN LAND BETWEEN FIRST ELEC-
TION AND DEATH: purchased 1,623 acres in Som-
erset County, 1784-1792; received 400 acres in
Washington (later Allegany) County for his serv-
ice in the war. WEALTH AT DEATH. DIED: by July
12, 1794, in Somerset County. Stewart was the
surviving partner of Gale, Jackson & Stewart, but
died very soon after his colleague, Henry Jackson
(?-1794). PERSONAL PROPERTY, included 52 slaves
and 72 oz. plate, but size of entire estate is un-
known. Assessed value £1,027.0.0, ca. 1795. LAND:
ca. 1,768 acres in Somerset County and 400 acres
in Allegany County.

STOCKETT, FRANCIS (ca. 1634-1687). BORN:
ca. 1634, in England, probably in Kent County.
IMMIGRATED: in 1658, as a free adult transporting
his brothers Thomas Stockett (? -1611) and Henry.
RESIDED: in Baltimore County; in Anne Arundel
County by 1669. FAMILY BACKGROUND. FATHER:
probably Thomas Stockett. MOTHER: probably
Frances Ayleworth. BROTHERS: Thomas Stockett
(?-1671); Henry (?-1682), who married Kathar-
ine (last name unknown); probably Col. Lewis,
who immigrated by 1664 but apparently did not
remain long in Maryland; possibly John; possibly
Ayleworth. SISTER: possibly Jane. PRIVATE CA-
REER. EDUCATION: literate. RELIGIOUS AFFILIA-
TION: Anglican. SOCIAL STATUS AND ACTIVITIES:
According to a contemporary, Francis and his

brothers Thomas, Henry, and Col. Lewis were
staunch supporters of King Charles II and fol-
lowed him into exile in 1651. When amnesty was
declared, the brothers returned to England to
gather their remaining possessions and then em-
igrated to Maryland. OCCUPATIONAL PROFILE:
physician. PUBLIC CAREER. LEGISLATIVE SERVICE.
Lower House, Baltimore County, 1659/60. STANDS
ON PUBLIC/PRIVATE ISSUES: pardoned for his role
in Fendall's Rebellion in 1661, but held no public
office thereafter. WEALTH DURING LIFETIME. LAND
AT FIRST ELECTION: 600 acres in Baltimore County.

SIGNIFICANT CHANGES IN LAND BETWEEN FIRST

ELECTION AND DEATH: patented 115 acres in Bal-
timore County, 1661; sold 715 acres in Baltimore
County, 1669; patented 664 acres in Anne Arun-
del County, 1671. WEALTH AT DEATH. DIED:
administration bond dated August 14, 1687, in
Anne Arundel County. PERSONAL PROPERTY:
TEV, at least £19.18.6 and 6,880 pounds of to-
bacco (including medical instruments and books).
Stockett's inventory shows he was not maintain-
ing a household at the time of his death. LAND.
at least 600 acres in Anne Arundel County.

STOCKETT, THOMAS (?-1671). BORN: in Eng-
land, probably in Kent; younger son. IMMI-
GRATED: in 1658, as a minor or young adult trans-
ported by his brother Francis Stockett (ca. 1634-
1687). RESIDED: in Baltimore County; Anne
Arundel County by 1666, at "Obligation," All
Hallow's Parish, late 1660s to death. FAMILY
BACKGROUND. FATHER: probably Thomas Stock-
ett. MOTHER: probably Frances Ayleworth.
BROTHERS: Francis Stockett (ca. 1634 -1687); Henry
(?-1682), who was also transported to Maryland
by his brother in 1658 and who married Katharine
(last name unknown); probably Col. Lewis, who
immigrated by 1664 but apparently did not re-
main long in Maryland; possibly John; possibly
Ayleworth. SISTER, possibly Jane. MARRIED by 1667
Mary (?-1699), daughter of Richard Wells (?-
1667) and wife Frances. Mary was the niece of
Jerome White (?-by 1677). Her brothers were
Richard; Benjamin; George Wells (?-1696); John;
Robert; and William. Her sisters were Anne (?-
by 1675), who married John Stansby (?-ca. 1682/
83); Martha; Frances; and Elizabeth. Mary Wells
Stockett subsequently married by 1675 George
Yates (?-1691) of Anne Arundel County. CHIL-
DREN. SON: Thomas (1667-1732), who married
first, in 1689, Mary Sprigg (?-1693/94), sister of
Thomas Sprigg (by 1670-by 1739), and second,
in 1700, Damans Welch. DAUGHTERS, more than

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