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Anna Maria Tilghman Chew (c. 1740-1811)
MSA SC 3520-13074
Hostess for William Paca, Governor of Maryland 1782-1785


Anna Chew, MSA SC 4680-1-203-P.I.12.11

The following information is taken from the Peabody Institute's object file on Mrs. Bennett Lloyd Chew (Anna Maria Tilghman) (c. 1740-1811), miniature on ivory 3" x 2.35" [MSA SC 4680-1-203-P.I.12.11]

Mrs. Bennett Lloyd Chew (Anna Maria Tilghman) (c. 1740-1811).  Of Queen Anne's County, Md.  She was the eldest daughter of Col. Edward Tilghman (1713-1786) of "Wye," Queen Anne's County, Speaker of the Lower House of the Assembly, 1770-1771; Member of the Stamp Act Congress, etc.,; and his wife, Anna Maria Turbutt.  She married, Jan. 20, 1763, Bennett Chew (c. 1735-Dec. 3, 1806) of Queen Anne's County, son of Samuel Chew (d. Jan. 15, 1736/7) and his wife, Henrietta Maria Lloyd (d. Dec. 10, 1765).

The subject's husband died in Baltimore and was buried from St. Paul's Church.  In the register his name appears as "Bennett Lloyd Chew," although he seems usually to be referred to simply as Bennett Chew.  The exact date of Bennett Chew's birth has been found to be Feb. 20, 1732/3.

Mrs. Chew left one child, Edward Chew, d.s.p.

This painting after the death of the subject's only child, Edward Chew, without issue, doubtless passed to the descendants of her husband's sister, Mary Chew (1736-1774), who married William Paca (1740-1799).  Governor of Maryland and Signer of the Declaration of Independence.

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