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Diggs, William ( 1650 - 1697 )

Wife: Elizabeth, daughter of Henry Sewall and Jane Sewall Calvert, Lady Baltimore, widow of Jesse Wharton. Children: Edward (m. Elizabeth Darnall), William (m. Elinor Brooke), John, Dudley, Charles (m. Susannah Marie Lowe), Nicholas, Jane, Elizabeth (m. Anthony Neale), Ann (m. Henry Darnall Jr.), Mary. Moved several times after left St. Marys County: Virginia by 1689, Charles County by 1693. Local Offices: commission to lay out towns, St. Marys City and St. Marys County, 1686. Provincial Offices: Council, 1680-1689; justice, Provincial Court, 1680-1689; Upper House, 1681-1682, 1682-1684, 1686-1688; joint chancellor and commissary general, 1683-1685; Board of Deputy Governors, 1684-1689; joint collector of Patuxent, 1684-1685; Land Council, 1684; joint secretary, 1685-1689; Keeper of Forests and Chief Ranger, 1685. Military Offices: colonel, 1679-1689. Land at death: 3000 a. plus.

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