Robert Goldsborough (1733-1788)
MSA SC 3520-510
Born December 3, 1733, in Cambridge, Maryland. Son of Charles and Elizabeth (Ennalls) Goldsborough. Attended Middle Temple, London, England, in December 1752; graduated from the College of Philadelphia, 1760. Married Sarah Yerbury, March 27, 1755, in England. Children: Charles (c. 1756-c. 1759), Charles (1761-1801), John (by 1766-?), Robert (c. 1766-1790), William, Richard, Howes, Rebecca (c. 1757-?), Sarah (c. 1758-by 1832), Elizabeth, and Rachel (?-1811). Died December 22, 1788, in Dorchester County, Maryland. Buried, Cambridge Courtyard, Dorchester County, Maryland.
Lawyer, practiced in London, England, 1757. Returned to Maryland, 1759.
Sheriff, Dorchester County, 1761-64. Lower House, Dorchester County, 1765-66.
Attorney General, 1766-68. Delegate, Maryland Constitutional Convention,
1774-76. Delegate, Continental Congress, 1774-76. Member, Council
of Safety, Eastern Shore, 1775-77. Senate, Eastern Shore, 1777-83; elected,
but did not serve, 1783-84. Judge, Court of Appeals for Tax Assessement,
Dorchester County, appointed 1786. Delegate, Constitutional Ratification
Convention, Dorchester County, 1788. Member, Great Choptank Parish Vestry.
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