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A Biographical Dictionary of the Maryland Legislature 1635-1789 by Edward C. Papenfuse, et. al.
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or Jr. (ca. 1771-1809), who married Mary.
DAUGHTER; Citty (1775-1775, aged six months).

PRIVATE CAREER. EDUCATION: literate. SOCIAL
STATUS AND ACTIVITIES: Gent., by 1768. OCCU-
PATIONAL PROFILE: planter. PUBLIC CAREER. LEG-
ISLATIVE SERVICE: Lower House, Dorchester
County, 1781 (elected to the 1st session of the
1780-1781 Assembly to fill vacancy). MILITARY
SERVICE: captain, by 1783. WEALTH DURING LIFE-
TIME. PERSONAL PROPERTY: assessed Value

£1,161.15.0, including 20 slaves and 45 oz. plate,
1783. LAND AT FIRST ELECTION: 1,355 acres in
Dorchester County, 1783 (740 acres, the remain-
der of 1,133 acres inherited from his father; at
least 105 acres by purchase or patent). SIGNIFI-
CANT CHANGES IN LAND BETWEEN FIRST ELEC-
TION AND DEATH: resurveyed the 740 acres re-
maining from the lands inherited from his father
adding 340 acres, Dorchester County, 1783; pur-
chased at least 97 acres in Dorchester County,

1783. WEALTH AT DEATH. DIED: between Novem-

ber 19, 1783, and April 1789, in Dorchester
County. PERSONAL PROPERTY: size of estate un-
known. LAND: at least 1,792 acres in Dorchester
County.

WHITELY (WHITELEY, WHEATLEY), WIL-
LIAM (1752-1815). BORN, on August 27, 1752,
in Dorchester County; younger son. NATIVE: at
least third generation. RESIDED: in Dorchester
(later became Caroline) County. FAMILY BACK-
GROUND. FATHER: Arthur Rich Whitely (ca. 1706-
1771) of Dorchester County, a planter, son of
Arthur Whitely (ca. 1652-1735) of Dorchester
County, a planter and innholder, and wife Eliz-
abeth Rich. MOTHER: Katherine (ca. 1708-1770).
BROTHER: Arthur Whitely (1743-by 1789). SIS-
TERS: Betty (Elizabeth), who married Stephens
Woolford (by 1729-1800), son of Thomas Wool-
ford (ca. 1699-ca. 1750/51); Mary (1737-?), who
married Matthew Travers; Sary (Sarah) (1739-
?), who married John Stevens (Stephens); and
Nancy. MARRIED first, on March 3, 1778, Sarah
(?-by 1799), daughter of Thomas Baynard (1712-
1786) and wife Elizabeth (?-1787). Her brothers
were Henry (?-1787); John, who married Mar-
garet Casson; and Thomas, who married Rebecca
Sangston. Her sisters were Rachel, who married
Joseph Turpin (of Solomon); Nancy, who mar-
ried Richard Martin; Margaret, who married Henry
Ennalls; and Esther, who married John Ander-
ton. MARRIED second, by 1799, Mary. CHILDREN.
SONS William; Henry; and Benjamin. DAUGH-
TERS: Kitty (?-by 1815), who married Andrew

R. Russel; Elizabeth, who married in 1799 John
Macbeth (McBeath). WARD: James, son of Rob-
ert Dixon. PRIVATE CAREER. EDUCATION: literate.
RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION: founder and member of
the Presbyterian Church, Greensboro, Caroline
County. SOCIAL STATUS AND ACTIVITIES: Esq., by
1800. OCCUPATIONAL PROFILE: farmer. PUBLIC

CAREER. LEGISLATIVE SERVICE: Lower House,

Caroline County, 1780-1781, 1781-1782, 1784
(elected, but did not attend), 1785, 1789, 1791-
1792; Senate, Eastern Shore, Term of 1801-1806:
1801, 1802, 1803, 1804, 1805, Term of 1806-1811:
1806, 1807, 1808-1809, 1809, 1810. OTHER STATE
OFFICE: associate justice, 4th District, Caroline
County, appointed 1793. LOCAL OFFICES: lieuten-
ant, Caroline County, 1777 -at least 1781; trustee
for the poor, Caroline County, in office 1792;
Maryland Senate elector, Caroline County, elected
1801. MILITARY SERVICE: 1st major, East Battal-
ion, Caroline County Militia, elected 1776; lt.
colonel, 4th Maryland Battalion of the Flying
Camp, August 6-December 1, 1776; colonel,
commander in chief of East and West Battalions,
Caroline County Militia, by 1777; lt. colonel, 19th
Regiment, Caroline County Militia, 1794-1801.

WEALTH DURING LIFETIME. PERSONAL PROPERTY:

assessed value £766.13.4, including 17 slaves and
28 oz. plate, 1783; 12 slaves, 1790; 6 slaves, 1798;
16 slaves, 1800. LAND AT FIRST ELECTION: 1,621
acres in Caroline County (inherited 1,152 acres
from father, bought 469 acres). SIGNIFICANT

CHANGES IN LAND BETWEEN FIRST ELECTION AND

DEATH: bought 2,049 acres in Caroline County
and in Kent County, Delaware, 1780-1815; sold
713 acres in Caroline County, 1799-1813. A saw-
mill was located on part of Whitely's acreage. He
also purchased 2 lots in Greensboro, Caroline
County, 1798-1801. WEALTH AT DEATH. DIED: on
August 19, 1815, at Newark, New Castle County,
Delaware. PERSONAL PROPERTY: TEV, $52,935.42
(including 11 slaves and numerous shares of stock
appraised at $36,670.20); FB, $47,931.95. LAND:
2,957 acres in Caroline County and in Kent County,
Delaware; 2 lots in Greensboro, Caroline County.

WHITTINGTON, JOHN (ca. 1650-1722). BORN:
ca. 1650 in Nottingham, England. IMMIGRATED:
by 1678, probably as a free adult. RESIDED: in
Kent County by 1678; Talbot County by 1683;
Kent (later became Queen Anne's) County by
1696-until his death. FAMILY BACKGROUND.
FATHER: William Whittington, Esq., of Not-
tingham, England. UNCLE: John Whittington (?-
1710) of Talbot County, planter. BROTHER: Wil-

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