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

ford County, 1786; sold 57 acres in Harford
County, 1787; purchased 319 acres, which with
other land in Deer Creek Hundred was resurv-
eyed in 1786 into a 1,717-acre tract called "Deer
Park," for a net gain of ca. 45 acres. WEALTH AT
DEATH. DIED: on July 15, 1793, at "Deer Park,"
Harford County; buried at St. Ignatius Church,
Hickory, Harford County. PERSONAL PROPERTY:
TEV, £6.953.1.10 current money (including 47
slaves, plate valued at £9.12.0, books, and a saw
mill); FB, £730.18.0 current money. The estate
had sperate debts of £1,344.0.0 and desperate
debts of £3,806.0.0. LAND: at least 3,020 acres in
Harford County.

WHEELER, SAMUEL (?-1694). BORN: proba-
bly in England. IMMIGRATED: in 1672, as a free
adult. RESIDED: in Kent County. MARRIED first,
in 1672, Elizabeth, a former servant. MARRIED
second, by 1685, (name unknown), widow of
Richard Nash (?-1680). MARRIED third, by 1688,
Ruth, widow of John Bouchier (Butcher). CHIL-
DREN. DAUGHTER: Susanna. PRIVATE CAREER. ED-
UCATION: literate. RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION: Prot-
estant. OCCUPATIONAL PROFILE: ship carpenter,
1676; planter. PUBLIC CAREER. LEGISLATIVE SERV-
ICE Lower House, Kent County, 1692-1693. LO-
CAL OFFICE: justice, Kent County, 1691-1694.

WEALTH DURING LIFETIME. LAND AT FIRST ELEC-
TION 250 acres in Kent County and 282 acres in
Cecil County. WEALTH AT DEATH. DIED, will pro-
bated April 19, 1694, in Kent County. PERSONAL
PROPERTY: TEV, £124.4.0 (including 1 slave).
LAND: 532 acres in Kent and Cecil counties.

WHITE, JEROME (?-by 1677). BORN: in Essex
County, England. IMMIGRATED: by 1661, as a free
adult. RESIDED: in St. Mary's County; returned
to England in 1670. FAMILY BACKGROUND. FATHER:
Richard White, of Runwell, Essex County, Eng-
land. MOTHER: possibly Lady Katherine Weston,
daughter of Sir Richard Weston, Earl of Port-
land. BROTHER George, of Runwell. SISTER:
Frances, who married Richard Wells (?-1667).
NEPHEW: George Wells (?-1696). NIECES: Anne
Wells, who married John Stansby (?-ca. 1682/
83); Mary Wells, who married first, Thomas Stockett

(?-1671). PRIVATE CAREER. EDUCATION: probably

well educated. RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION: Catholic.

OCCUPATIONAL PROFILE: planter. PUBLIC CAREER.

LEGISLATIVE SERVICE: Upper House, 1663-1664,
1666 (probably absent), 1669. OTHER PROVINCIAL
OFFICES: surveyor general, 1661-1671 (White re-
turned to England in December 1670, but con-

tinued to hold office until March 31, 1671; he
appointed Thomas Stockett (?-1671) as his dep-
uty); Council, 1663-1670; justice, Provincial Court,
1663-1670; deputy governor, 1669. LOCAL OF-
FICE: alderman, St. Mary's City, 1668. WEALTH

DURING LIFETIME. LAND AT FIRST ELECTION: re-

ceived a warrant for 2,000 acres in 1662. SIGNIF-
ICANT CHANGES IN LAND BETWEEN FIRST ELEC-
TION AND DEATH, patented 10,343 acres in Anne
Arundel, Charles, Dorchester, St. Mary's, and
Talbot counties, 1665-1671; sold 3,543 acres in
Anne Arundel and St. Mary's counties, 1665-

1667. WEALTH AT DEATH. DIED: by April 1677.

LAND: at least 6,800 acres in Anne Arundel,
Charles, Dorchester, and Talbot counties.

WHITE, JOHN (?-1685). IMMIGRATED: in 1664,
as a free adult, possibly from the Eastern Shore
of Virginia. RESIDED: at "Coldicott," on the Po-
comoke River, Somerset County. MARRIED on June
27, 1672, Sarah, probable daughter of George
Keyser. Her brother was probably Benjamin
Keyser (?-1691). Her sister was probably Eliz-
abeth, who married first, William Stevens (1630-
1687), and second, George Layfield (?-1701).
Sarah subsequently married Lawrence Crawford.
CHILDREN. SONS: William (1673-1708), who mar-
ried Catherine Powell; John (ca. 1684-?); and
Stevens (Stephens) (1679-1718), who married first,
Attalanta, daughter of William Whittington (ca.
1650-1720), and second, Katherine Fassitt.
DAUGHTERS. Elizabeth (1674-?), who married
Francis Thorowgood; Tabitha (1677-?), who
married first, Lawrence Riley, and second, Rob-
ert Hill; Priscilla (1677-?), who married first, in
1697, George Layfield (?-1701), and second,
Captain John Watts of Accomack, Virginia; Sarah
(1680-?), who married first, William Massey, and
second, Francis Hamlin; and Frances (1682-1683).

PRIVATE CAREER. EDUCATION: literate. RELIGIOUS

AFFILIATION. Protestant, probably Presbyterian;
left a bequest to a friend, Rev. William Trailer,
a Presbyterian minister; several of White's chil-
dren are known to have been Presbyterians. SO-
CIAL STATUS AND ACTIVITIES: Gent., by 1666. OC-
CUPATIONAL PROFILE: planter. PUBLIC CAREER.
LEGISLATIVE SERVICE: Lower House, Somerset
County, 1676-1678 (Elections 2; resigned before
the 3rd session of the 1676-1682 Assembly to
become sheriff). LOCAL OFFICES: justice, Eastern
Shore, 1665-1666; justice, Somerset County, 1666-
1679 (quorum, 1676-1679); sheriff, Somerset
County, 1679-1683. MILITARY SERVICE: captain
of horse, 1669/70. WEALTH DURING LIFETIME. LAND

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