Archives of Maryland
Speakers of the Lower House of Maryland
1650-1774 

Date, Session Name, County
1650, April Session James Coxe, AA
1650/51 March Session James Coxe, AA
1654, October Session Richard Preston, CV
1657, September Session Richard Ewen, CV
1658, April Session No speaker indicated in records of this session.
1659/60 February Session Richard Ewen, AA
1661, April Session Richard Preston, CV
1662, April Session Richard Preston, CV
1663, September Session Robert Slye, SM
1664, September Session Robert Slye, SM
1666, April Session Thomas Notley, SM
1669, April Session Thomas Manning, CV
1671, March Session Thomas Taillor, AA
1671, October Session Thomas Notley, SM
1674, May Session Thomas Notley, SM
1674/75 February Session Thomas Notley, SM
1676, May Session Thomas Notley, SM
1678, October Session Philemon Lloyd, TA
1681, August Session Philemon Lloyd, TA
1681, November Session Philemon Lloyd, TA
1682, April Session Philemon Lloyd, TA
1682, October Session Philemon Lloyd, TA
1683, October Session Philemon Lloyd, TA
1684, April Session Philemon Lloyd, TA
1686, October Session Kenelm Cheseldyne, SM
Cheseldyne is believed to have served as speaker of this session.
1688, November Session Kenelm Cheseldyne, SM
1689, August Session Kenelm Cheseldyne, SM
1690, April Session Kenelm Cheseldyne, SM
1690, September Session George Robotham, TA
1691, April Session Nehemiah Blakiston, SM
1691, August Session Nehemiah Blakiston, SM
1692, April Session Nehemiah Blakiston, SM
1692, May Session Kenelm Cheseldyne, SM
1693, September Session Kenelm Cheseldyne, SM
1694, September Session Robert Smith, TA
1694/95 February Session Robert Smith, TA
1695, May Session Robert Smith, TA
1695, October Session Robert Smith, TA
Kenelm Cheseldyne, SM
Smith became ill during the session, resigned the speakership, and returned home. Cheseldyne immediately was elected to replace him.
1696, April Session Kenelm Cheseldyne, SM
1696, July Session Kenelm Cheseldyne, SM
1696, September Session Kenelm Cheseldyne, SM
1697, May Session Kenelm Cheseldyne, SM
1697/98 March Session Thomas Smithson, TA
1698, October Session Thomas Smithson, TA
1699, June Session Thomas Smithson, TA
1700, April Session Thomas Smithson, TA
1701, May Session Thomas Smithson, TA
1701/02 March Session Thomas Smithson, TA
1702, June Session Thomas Smithson, TA
1703, October Session Thomas Smithson, TA
1704, April Session William Dent, CH
1704, September Session William Dent, CH
1704, December Session Thomas Smith, KE
1705, May Session Thomas Smith, KE
1706, April Session Thomas Smith, KE
1707, March Session Thomas Smith, KE
1708, September Session Thomas Smithson, TA
1708, November Session Robert Bradley, PG
1709, October Session Robert Bradley, PG
1710, October Session Robert Bradley, PG
1711, October Session Robert Bradley, PG
1712, October Session Robert Ungle, TA
1713, October Session Robert Ungle, TA
1714, June Session Robert Ungle, TA
1714, October Session Robert Ungle, TA
1715, April Session Robert Ungle, TA
1716, April Session Matthew Tilghman Ward, TA
1716, July Session Matthew Tilghman Ward, TA
1717, May Session Matthew Tilghman Ward, TA
1718, April Session Matthew Tilghman Ward, TA
1719, May Session Robert Ungle, TA
1720, April Session Robert Ungle, TA
1720, October Session Robert Ungle, TA
1721, July Session Robert Ungle, TA
1721/22 February Session Robert Ungle, TA
1722, October Session Robert Ungle, TA
1723, September Session Robert Ungle, TA
1724, October Session Robert Ungle, TA
1725, October Session Robert Ungle, TA
1725/26 March Session Robert Ungle, TA
1726, July Session Robert Ungle, TA
1727, October Session John Mackall, CV
1728, October Session John Mackall, CV
1729, July Session John Mackall, CV
1730, May Session John Mackall, CV
1731, July Session John Mackall, CV
1731, August Session John Mackall, CV
1732, July Session John Mackall, CV
1732/33 March Session John Mackall, CV
1733/34 March Session John Mackall, CV
1734/35 March Session James Harris, KE
1735/36 March Session James Harris, KE
1736, April Session James Harris, KE
1737, April Session James Harris, KE
1737, August Session James Harris, KE
1738, May Session John Mackall, CV
1739, May Session John Mackall, CV
1740, April Session Philip Hammond, AA
1740, July Session Philip Hammond, AA
1741, May Session Philip Hammond, AA
Robert King, SO
Hammond resigned as speaker on June 11, 1741, because of the increasing indisposition of his son, and was replaced by King.
1742, September Session Edward Sprigg, PG
1744, May Session Edward Sprigg, PG
1745, August Session Edward Sprigg, PG
1745/46 March Session Edward Sprigg, PG
1746, June Session Edward Sprigg, PG
1746, November Session Edward Sprigg, PG
1747, May Session Edward Sprigg, PG
1747, December Session Edward Sprigg, PG
1748, May Session Edward Sprigg, PG
1749, May Session Philip Hammond, AA
1749, May Session Philip Hammond, AA
1750, May Session Philip Hammond, AA
1751, May Session Philip Hammond, AA
1751, December Session Philip Hammond, AA
1752, June Session Philip Hammond, AA
1753, October Session Philip Hammond, AA
1754, February Session Philip Hammond, AA
1754, May Session Philip Hammond, AA
1754, July Session Philip Hammond, AA
1754, December Session Henry Hooper, DO
1755, February Session Henry Hooper, DO
1755, June Session Henry Hooper, DO
1756, February Session Henry Hooper, DO
1756, September Session Henry Hooper, DO Alexander Williamson, KE
Williamson was chosen speaker of the Lower House on September 30, 1756, to replace the ailing Henry Hooper.
1757, April Session Alexander Williamson, KE
Henry Hooper, DO
On April 13, 1757, Williamson was reported ill, and Hooper was returned to the speaker's chair.
1757, September Session Henry Hooper, DO
1758, February Session Henry Hooper, DO
1758, March Session Henry Hooper, DO
1758, October Session Henry Hooper, DO
1758, November Session Henry Hooper, DO
1759, April Session Henry Hooper, DO
1760, March Session Henry Hooper, DO
1760, September Session Henry Hooper, DO
1761, April Session Henry Hooper, DO
1762, March Session Henry Hooper, DO
1763, October Session Henry Hooper, DO
1765, September Session Robert Lloyd, QA
1765, November Session Robert Lloyd, QA
1766, May Session Robert Lloyd, QA
1766, November Session Robert Lloyd, QA
1768, May Session Robert Lloyd, QA
1769, November Session Robert Lloyd, QA
1770, September Session Edward Tilghman, QA
1770, November Session Edward Tilghman, QA
Brice T. B. Worthington, AA
Illness forced Tilghman to withdraw as speaker for three days (November 9-11). Worthington served as speaker during Tilghman's absence.
1771, October Session Edward Tilghman, QA
1773, June Session Matthew Tilghman, TA
1773, October Session Matthew Tilghman, TA
1773, November Session Matthew Tilghman, TA
1774, March Session Matthew Tilghman, TA

Source: Edward C. Papenfuse, et al., Biographical Dictionary of the Maryland Legislature, 1635-1789, Vols 1 & 2. (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1979, 1985).


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