Kent County, 1693; St. Paul's Parish Vestry, 1693,
1696-1697; juror, Provincial Court, 1698. STEP-
FATHER: Elias King (?-1706/7). MOTHER: Mary
(?-1702). ADDDITIONAL COMMENT: In 1694, the
Kent County Court found Mary not guilty of a
charge of incontinent living with King. Edward
Bathurst (?-1709) had brought the charge against
Mary. In 1699, the Prerogative Court cleared Elias
King (?-1706/7) and Mary Tilden of a charge of
persuading Edward Sweatman, on his deathbed,
to alter his will. BROTHER: John (?-1746), who
married Catherine, daughter of William B lay (ca.
1681-1716). SISTERS: Wealthy Ann, who married
in 1710 Thomas Hynson, son of Charles Hynson
(1663-1711); Martha (?-1723), who married in
1702 Edward Scott (?-1725). NEPHEW: John Til-
den (1725-1764). MARRIED first, by 1712, Tabi-
tha, daughter of William Harris (ca. 1644-1712).
Her brother was James Harris (1682-1743). Her
sisters were (first name unknown); Mary; and
Margaret, who married Charles Hynson (1663-
1711). MARRIED second, by 1726, Rebecca (1703-
?), daughter of Lambert Wilmer (1682-1732). Re-
becca was the granddaughter of Simon Wilmer
(ca. 1656-1699). Her uncle was Simon Wilmer
(1686-1737). Her brothers were Simon Wilmer
(1713-ca. 1768); Lambert (?-1751). Her sisters
were Ann (1705-?); Mary (1708-?); Frances (ca.
1710-?); and Martha (1715-?). Her first cousins
were Thomas Ringgold (1715 -1772); Sarah Ring-
gold, who married Alexander Williamson (ca. 1712-
1760). Her nephew was John Lambert Wilmer
(1747-1799). CHILDREN. SONS: Marmaduke (ca.
1714-1767), who married Susanna Lanham (?-
by 1765); Charles. DAUGHTERS: Jane; Mary; and
Martha (?-1766), who married Stephen Hyland
(1744-1806). PRIVATE CAREER. EDUCATION: lit-
erate. RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION: Anglican, St. Paul's
Parish, Kent County. SOCIAL STATUS AND ACTIV-
ITIES: Gent., by 1719. OCCUPATIONAL PROFILE:
probably planter. PUBLIC CAREER. LEGISLATIVE
SERVICE: Lower House, Kent County, 1725-1725/
26 (died before the 3rd session of the 1725-1727
Assembly). LOCAL OFFICES: churchwarden, St.
Paul's Parish, Kent County, 1715; justice, Kent
County, by 1716-at least 1723; St. Paul's Parish
Vestry, Kent County, 1718. MILITARY SERVICE:
called captain at death. STANDS ON PUBLIC/PRI-
VATE ISSUES: In his will Tilden asked "that there
be not one Drop of Spiritous Liquor at my Fu-
nerall Except in Absolute Necessity." WEALTH
DURING LIFETIME. LAND AT FIRST ELECTION: prob-
ably 500 acres in Kent County (200 acres inherited
from father ca. 1699; probably inherited 300 acres
from the father of his first wife, 1712). WEALTH
AT DEATH. DIED: on June 20, 1726, in Kent County.
PERSONAL PROPERTY: TEV, £654.15.0 current
money (including 7 slaves); FB, £583.10.6. LAND:
probably 500 acres in Kent County.
TILDEN, MARMADUKE (?-1816). BORN: in Kent
County; probably elder son. NATIVE: fourth gen-
eration. RESIDED: at "Great Oak Manor,"' Wor-
ton Creek, District 3, Kent County. FAMILY BACK-
GROUND. FATHER: Marmaduke Tilden (ca. 1714-
1767), of "Great Oak Manor," Kent County, son
of Marmaduke Tilden (?-1726). MOTHER. Su-
sanna Lanham (?-by 1765). STEPMOTHER: Sarah
(last name unknown) (?-1774). BROTHER OR HALF
BROTHER: Charles. SISTERS OR HALF SISTERS: Ta-
bitha; Martha; Ann; Mary, who married Edward
Worril; and Sarah, who married Charles Hynson.
MARRIED by 1765 Mary. CHILDREN. SON: Marma-
duke (?-ca. 1802), who married first, Sarah Bow-
ers, probably married second, Catharine.
DAUGHTER: Mary H. (?-1851), who married in
1804 George D. S. Handy. PRIVATE CAREER. ED-
UCATION: literate. RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION: An-
glican, Chester Parish, Kent County. SOCIAL STA-
TUS AND ACTIVITIES: Gent., by 1765.
OCCUPATIONAL PROFILE: farmer. PUBLIC CAREER.
LEGISLATIVE SERVICE: Lower House, Kent
County, 1781-1782. LOCAL OFFICES: tobacco in-
spector, Worton Creek Warehouse, Kent County,
in office 1773; justice, Kent County, commis-
sioned 1777, 1778, 1792, 1793, 1794, 1795, 1796,
1797, and 1800; justice, Orphans' Court, Kent
County, commissioned 1778; subscription officer
(Continental Loan Office), Kent County, ap-
pointed 1779; Chester Parish Vestry, Kent County,
1780-1781. STANDS ON PUBLIC/PRIVATE ISSUES:
manumitted 15 slaves in his will. WEALTH DURING
LIFETIME. PERSONAL PROPERTY: 9 slaves, 1783.
LAND AT FIRST ELECTION : 454 acres in Kent County
(300 acres inherited from father, 154 acres by
personal acquisition). SIGNIFICANT CHANGES IN
LAND BETWEEN FIRST ELECTION AND DEATH: pur-
chased 119 acres in Kent County, 1810. WEALTH
AT DEATH. DIED: will probated on March 18, 1816,
in Kent County. PERSONAL PROPERTY: TEV,
$3,387.99 (including 9 slaves); FB, $2,750.39 as
calculated. LAND: 573 acres in Kent County. IDEN-
TIFICATION PROBLEMS. Marmaduke Tilden (?-1816)
has been identified as the legislator who repre-
sented Kent County in the 1781-1782 Assembly.
There were, however, two other men named
Marmaduke Tilden living in the county at this
time who could have been the Kent delegate. Of