James Dashiell (ca. 1634-1697)
MSA SC 3520-312
DASHIELL (DASHIEL, DASHIELD), JAMES (ca. 16341697).
BORN: Ca. 1634 in Edinburgh, Scotland.
IMMIGRATED: in 1663/64 with his wife and son from Northumberland County, Virginia. RESIDED: in Somerset County.
MARRIED in 1659 Ann, daughter of Edward Cannon.
SONS: James (ca. 16601708/9), a justice of Somerset County from 1699 to 1708/9, who married first, by 1690 Mary (1667?), daughter of Sampson Waters, and second, in 1698 Isabel (1675?), daughter of George Mitchell; Thomas Dashiell (1666ca. 1756), who married in 1686 Elizabeth (1670-?), daughter of George Mitchell; George (16691733), who married in 1694 Priscilla Mitchell; and Robert (16771718), who married ca. 1700 Sarah Haste. DAUGHTERS: Katherine (1672 1696), who married in 1692/93 William Jones; Jane (1675?), who married in 1696 John Winder.
RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION: Protestant.
OCCUPATIONAL PROFILE: planter.
PUBLIC CAREER. LEGISLATIVE SERVICE: Lower House, Somerset County, 1676-1682.
OTHER PROVINCIAL OFFICE: customs officer, 1692.
LOCAL OFFICE: justice, Somerset County, 1672/731697 (quorum, by 16921697).
STANDS ON PUBLIC/PRIVATE ISSUES: signed a memorial in 1680 stating that Lord Baltimore was not partial to Catholics.
WEALTH DURING LIFETIME. LAND AT FIRST ELECTION: 1,000 acres.
WEALTH AT DEATH. DIED: will probated on August 31, 1697.
PERSONAL PROPERTY: TEV, £232.1.7 sterling (including 6 servants).
LAND: 1,000 acres.
Source: Papenfuse, Edward C., et al. A Biographical
Dictionary of the Maryland Legislature 1635-1789, Vol. I, A-H.
(Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1979).
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