Archives of Maryland
Historical List
Baltimore County
Registers of Wills
1777-present

1777-1778Thomas Jones
1778-1824William Buchanan1
1825-1851David M. Perine
1851-1862 James L. Ridgely2
1862-1863Samuel F. Butler
1863-1867John Philpot
1867-1873Oliver P. Macgill
1873-1879Joseph B. Mitchell
1879-1881William H. Koller3
1881-1887Thomas Philpot
1887-1893Benjamin W. Ady
1893-1899Henry J. Hebb
1899-1905Harrison Rider
1905-1907John E. Bolte4
1907-1930William J. Peach
1930-1961Joseph P. Connor5
1961-1962Edgar J. DeMoss
1962-1966Matthew T. Hogan
1966-1978J. Louis Davis
1978-1998Peter J. Basilone
1998-presentGrace G. Connolly

Notes:
1. William Buchanan died on December 19, 1824. David M. Perine was appointed on January 8, 1825. (BALTIMORE COUNTY REGISTER OF WILLS (Orphans Court Proceedings) Volume 13 pp. 107-108, MSA C396-13.)
2. James L. Ridgely resigned on September 30, 1862. Samuel F. Butler was appointed on October 7, 1862. (BALTIMORE COUNTY REGISTER OF WILLS (Orphans Court Proceedings) Volume JSR 2 pp. 266-268, MSA T674-2.)
3. William H. Koller died April 14, 1881 and Philpot was appointed until the 1881 general election, in which he was elected to his own term. (The Sun, 16 April 1881; The Sun, 20 April 1881.)
4. Dr. John E. Bolte died February 16, 1907, and William J. Peach was appointed until the 1907 general election, in which he was elected to his own term. (Democrat and Journal, 23 February 1907.)
5. Joseph P. Connor retired on October 1, 1961, and Edgar J. DeMoss was appointed register until the next general election. (BALTIMORE COUNTY REGISTER OF WILLS (Orphans Court Proceedings) Volume JPC 111 page 269, MSA T674-111.)

Sources:
BALTIMORE COUNTY REGISTER OF WILLS (Orphans Court Proceedings) MSA C396 and T674.
BALTIMORE COUNTY REGISTER OF WILLS (Wills) MSA C435 and MSA T4232.
BOARD OF STATE CANVASSERS (Election Returns) MSA S63.
SECRETARY OF STATE (Commission Record) MSA S1081.
Maryland Manual and Maryland Manual On-Line
Scharf, J. Thomas. History of Baltimore City and County. 2 vols. 1881. Reprint, Baltimore: Regional Publishing Company, 1971.


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