Archives of Maryland
(Biographical Series)

Michael MacNamara (d. 1767)
MSA SC 3520-13894

Biography:

Born in Annapolis, Anne Arundel County, Maryland, son of Thomas MacNamara, of County Galway, Ireland.  Resided in Annapolis.  Died November 4, 1767.

Michael MacNamara was a clerk and lawyer admitted to the Provinical Court in May 1726.  He was a surveyor and searcher of Annapolis from 1734 to 1746.  Clerk of the Lower House of Assembly, Annapolis, 1747.  Appointed clerk to the Court of Delegates, 1751.  Annapolis alderman.  Three-time mayor of Annapolis, 1746-47, 1753-54, 1760-61.  Clerk of thePrerogative Office, 1752-60.  Possibly related to a Michael MacNamara who was commissioned a lieutenant of artillery in the Revolutionary War, January 1, 1778.

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