Archives of Maryland
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Proprietary Assembly of 1773 - 1774

First Session: June 15, 1773 - July 3, 1773
Convention: October 13, 1773 - October 29, 17731
Second Session: November 16, 1773 - December 23, 1773
Third Session: March 23, 1774 - April 19, 1774

Source:
Edward C. Papenfuse, et al., Archives of Maryland, Historical List, new series, Vol. 1. Annapolis, MD: Maryland State Archives, 1990.
Edward C. Papenfuse, et al., A Biographical Dictionary of the Maryland Legislature, 1635-1789, Vols. 1&2.  Annapolis, MD: Maryland State
Archives, 1985.

a - appointed; d - died; dcl - declined; dns - did not serve; ds - dismissed; e - elected; ev - election voided;
pres - president of the Senate; pres p. t. - president pro tem of the Senate; psa - post-session appointment; psd - post-session death;
psr - post-session resignation; r - resigned; s - suspended; spkr - speaker of the House; spkr p.t. - speaker pro tem of the House;
(D) - Democrat; (R) - Republican.

Matthew Tilghman, Speaker of the Lower House

Upper House
Richard Lee
Benedict Calvert
Daniel Dulany
John Ridout
Walter Dulany, d-cv
John Beale Bordley
George Steuart
William Fitzhugh
William Hayward
Daniel of St. Thomas Jenifer
George Plater
Benjamin Ogle, a-cv
Philip Thomas Lee, a-cv

 
 
Lower House
Annapolis
William Paca
Matthias Hammond
Anne Arundel County
Samuel Chase
Thomas Johnson, Jr.
Brice T. B. Worthington
John Hall
Baltimore County
Charles Ridgely
Thomas Cockey Deye
Aquila Hall, r-22
Walter Tolley, Jr.
Charles Ridgley, of John, e-3
Calvert County
Alexander Somerville
John Weems, Jr.
William Lyles
Richard Parran
Caroline County5
Thomas White, e-33
Cecil County
John Veazey
William Ward
Joseph Gilpin
Stephen Hyland
Charles County
Francis Ware
Robert Hendly Courts, d-3
Josias Hawkins
William Smallwood
Dorchester County
William Ennalls
John Ennalls
Thomas White, r-23
William Richardson
Henry Steele, e-3
Frederick County
Thomas Sprigg Wooton
Charles Beatty
Jonathan Hagar, ds-cv4
Henry Griffith
Jacob Funk, e-2
Harford County5
Thomas Bond, of Thomas, e-3
John Love, e-3
Richard Dallam, e-3
Aquila Hall, e-32
Kent County
Robert Buchanan
William Ringgold
John Maxwell
Emory Sudler
Prince George's County
Josias Beall
Robert Tyler
Joseph Sim
Thomas Contee
Queen Anne's County
Solomon Wright
Richard Tilghman Earle
John Brown
Turbett Wright
St. Mary's County
John Reeder, Jr.
Philip Key
Richard Barnes
Thomas Bond
Somerset County
Littleton Dennis, dns
Levin Gale, dns
Samuel Wilson
Peter Waters
Talbot County
Matthew Tilghman, spkr
James Lloyd Chamberlaine
Nicholas Thomas
Edward Lloyd
Worcester County
Peter Chaille
William Purnell
John Purnell Robins
Nehemiah Holland

1. On October 28, 1773, unexpectedly and without notice to the governor or Upper House, the Lower House adjourned itself to "consult their Constituents on the present distressed Circumstances of the Province." The following day, the governor, acting with the advice of the Council, prorogued the Assembly until November 16, 1773.

2. Hall, originally a delegate from Baltimore County, was elected to represent the newly formed Harford County by the third session.

3. White, originally a delegate from Dorchester County, was elected to represent the newly formed Caroline County by the third session.

4. The dispute over Hagar's right to a seat in the Assembly continued from the preceding Assembly. Arguing that the Assembly should have been immediately dissolved after the death of the proprietor in September 1771, the Lower House determined that the act investing naturalized subjects with the same rights as natural born subjects "was not enacted by legal and Constitutional authority, and is therefore void." Hagar was then ruled ineligible to hold a seat in the Assembly, and was discharged on October 15, 1773.

5. Harford and Caroline counties were formed by acts of the Assembly passed during the second session.

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