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Proprietary Assembly of 1642B

First Session: September 5, 1642 - September 13, 1642

Source:
Edward C. Papenfuse, et al., A Biographical Dictionary of the Maryland Legislature, 1635-1789, Vols. 1&2.  Annapolis, MD: Maryland State Archives, 1979, 1985.


Members by Special Writ
Thomas Cornwaleys, of the Council
John Lewger, of the Council
Giles Brent, of the Council1
John Langford, of the Council
William Blount, of the Council, dns2
Francis Trafford, of the Council, dns2

 
Freemen in Attendance
Thomas Weston3
Thomas Greene
George Binks
Nicholas Herby [Hervey]
David Wickliff
George Pye
Robert Clarke
Cyprian Thoroughgood
John Hollis
John Weyvill
Thomas Franklin
Thomas Hebden
John Medley
Francis Posey
Randall Revell
Thomas Sturman
William Durford
William Broughe
Nicholas Causine

1. Although he was removed from the Council on September 5, this did not affect his sitting on a special writ. He also represented by proxy seventy-three inhabitants of Kent Isle.

2.  Blount and Trafford, as members of the Council, were entitled to sit by special writ in this Assembly, but neither man actually attended.

3. Thomas Weston "pleaded he was no freeman because he had no land nor certain dwelling here &ca.," but by vote the Assembly decided he was a freeman.

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