Archives of Maryland
Historical List
Surveyors General, 1641-1776

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

See Donnell M. Owings, His Lordship's Patronage: Offices of Profit in Colonial Maryland, p. 84


Surveyors General

1641/42-1648  John Langford Kent County
1648-1661  Robert Clarke St. Mary's City
1661-1670  Jerome White St. Mary's City
1671-1678/79  Baker Brooke Calvert County
1679-1683  Col. Vincent Lowe Talbot County
1683-1684  Col. George Talbot Cecil County & County Roscommon, Ireland
1685-1692  Col. Vincent Lowe Talbot County
1693-1697  Capt. Richard Smith, Jr. Calvert County

Surveyors General of the Eastern Shore

1697-1698  Capt. Richard Smith, Jr. Calvert County
1698-1701  James Heath Anne Arundel County
1701-1711  Edward Digges Charles County
1712-1716  Charles Carroll Anne Arundel County
1716  Henry Sewall St. Mary's County
1716/17-1720  Gov. John Hart
1720  Col. Thomas Brooke, II Prince George's County
1720-1726  Gov. Charles Calvert Annapolis
1726-1737  Michael Howard Talbot County
1737-1743  Col. James Harris Kent County
1745-1747  Benjamin Young, Sr. Prince George's County
1747-1755  Col. Benjamin Tasker, Jr. Annapolis
1755-1776  Col. Benjamin Young, Jr. Baltimore County

Surveyors General of the Western Shore

1697-1711  Clement Hill, Jr. Prince George's County
1712-1716  Charles Carroll Anne Arundel County
1716  Walter Pye Charles County
1716/17-1717  Gov. John Hart
1717-1718  Thomas Bordley Annapolis
1718-1726  Col. Thomas Addison Prince George's County
1726-1733/34  Gov. Charles Calvert Annapolis
1733/34-1742  Gov. Samuel Ogle
1742-1746  Gov. Thomas Bladen
1746-1748  Joshua George Cecil County
1748-1752  Gov. Samuel Ogle
1752-1753  Benjamin Tasker, Sr. Annapolis
1753-1768  Gov. Horatio Sharpe
1768-1771  George Lee Charles County
1771-1774  Gov. Robert Eden
1774-1776  Robert SmithAnnapolis


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