Archives of Maryland
Historical List
Commissaries General, 1693-1777

Source: Edward C. Papenfuse, et al., Archives of Maryland, Historical List,
new series, Vol. 1. Annapolis, MD: Maryland State Archives, 1990.

Commissary General or Judge of Probate:

On 24 April 1673, this office was taken from the Principal Secretary and united with the Chancellorship whence it was separated in October, 1693. The Commissaryship General was omitted from the Constitution of 1776. An act of 20 April 1777 abolished it and assigned custody of the records of the Prerogative Office to the Register of Wills of Prince George's County.
Source: Donnell MacClure Owings. His Lordship's Patronage, Baltimore: Maryland Historical Society, 1953, p. 130.

Commissaries General

1693-1699 Kenelm Cheseldyne St. Mary's City
1699-1700 Col. John Addison Charles County
1699-1700 John Courts Charles County
1699-1700 Col. Thomas Brooke, II Prince George's County
1700-1704 Col. Thomas Brooke, II Prince George's County
1704 Col. Thomas Brooke, II Prince George's County
1704 Maj. William Dent Charles County
1704/05-1706 Col. Thomas Brooke, II Prince George's County
1704/05-1706 Col. John Contee Charles County
1706-1708 Col. John Contee Charles County
1708-1718 Col.William Bladen Annapolis
1718-1721 Thomas Bordley Annapolis
1721 Col. William Holland Anne Arundel County
1721-1722 Col. William Holland Anne Arundel County
1721-1722 Col. Thomas Addison Prince George's County
1721-1722 Daniel Dulany, Sr. Annapolis
1722-1724 Col. William Holland Anne Arundel County
1722-1724 Daniel Dulany, Sr. Annapolis
1722-1724 Col. Thomas Addison Prince George's County
1722-1724 Col. Thomas Brooke, II Prince George's County
1724-1727 Col. William Holland Anne Arundel County
1724-1727 Col. Thomas Addison Prince George's County
1724-1727 Col. Thomas Brooke, II Prince George'sCounty
1727 Col. William Holland Anne Arundel County
1727 Col. Thomas Brooke, II Prince George'sCounty
1727 Philip Lee Prince George's County
1727-1728 Capt. Charles Calvert Annapolis
1728/29-1730 Edward Henry Calvert Annapolis
1730-1733/34 Capt. Charles Calvert Annapolis
1733/34-1734 Benjamin Tasker, Sr. Annapolis
1733/34-1734 Daniel Dulany, Sr. Annapolis
1734-1753 Daniel Dulany, Sr. Annapolis
1754-1756 Benjamin Tasker, Sr. Annapolis
1754-1756 Daniel Dulany, Jr. Annapolis
1756-1758 Benjamin Tasker, Sr. Annapolis
1759-1761 Daniel Dulany, Jr. Annapolis
1761-1762 John Ridout Annapolis
1762-1764 Stephen Bordley Annapolis
1764-1767 Charles Goldsborough Dorchester County
1767-1773 Walter Dulany Annapolis
1773-1777 Col. William Fitzhugh Calvert County


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