Anne Arundel County Circuit Court Clerks
Anne Arundel County Circuit Court Seal
1650-present


Colonial Period - County clerks apponted by the governor for indefinite terms

Andrew Skinner, 1650-1658

Robert Burle, 1652-3, 1656

Francis Stockett, 1658-1661

Andrew Skinner, 1661-1664/5

Thedore Lewis, 1664

Nathaniel Heathcoat, 1664/5-1674

Richard Boughton, (?-1706), 1674-1682

Henry Hanslap, 1682-1685

Henry Bonner, (?-1702), 1685

Francis Downs, 1685-1689

Henry Bonner, (?-1702), 1689-1692

Thomas Briscoe, (?-1695), 1692-1694

Christopher Vernon, 1694-1698

Christopher Gregory, (?-1699), 1698-1699

William Taylard, (ca. 1660-ca. 1711/12), 1699-1702/3

Evan Thomas, (?-1715), 1702/3

Thomas Bordley, (ca. 1683-1726), 1703-1708/9

Robert Hall, (?-1719), 1708/9-1711

John Beale, (?-1734), 1711-1734

John Brice II, (?-1766), 1734-1765

John Brice III, (1738-1820), 1765-1777

Constitution of 1776 - County clerks appointed by county justices, and after 1790, clerks were appointed by judges of the county court for a term of good behavior

Nicholas Harwood, 1777-1810

Constitutional amendment of 1838 - County clerks appointed by governor for a seven-year term of office

William Sanders Green, 1810-1845

Joseph H. Nicholson, 1845-1851

Constitution of 1851 - County clerk is elected to a term of six years

Nicholas H. Green, 1851-1865

Abram Claude, 1865

Sprigg Harwood, 1865-1894

George E. Gambrill, 1866

John C. Bannon, 1894-1895

George Wells, 1895-1918

William N. Woodward, 1918-1925

1926 - Term of office reduced to four years, vacancies are filled by judges of the circuit court with the appointee holding the office until the next regular election

William Martin Brady, 1925-1927, 1933

Frank S. Revell, 1927-1933

Frank A. Munroe, 1934-1938

John H. Hopkins III, 1938-1955

George T. Cromwell, 1955-1962

Elleanor G. Owings, 1962 (appointed)

Louis N. Phipps, 1962-1966

Marjorie S. Holt, (1920-  ), 1966-1972

W. Garrett Larrimore, 1972-1982

Joseph F. Foster, 1982 (appointed)

E. Aubrey Collison, 1982-1986

H. Erle Schafer, (1938-  ), 1986-1990

Mary M. Rose, 1990-1994

Robert P. Duckworth, 1994-present

SOURCES:

MSA SC 1393 (Historic Annapolis Index Files Collection) Series 15 Officeholders, 1703-22, 1732-93.
AA County Court (Test Books) T1119
AA County Court (Test Books) C147
Secretary of State (Commission Records) S1081
AA County Court (Minutes) C116
AA County Court (Judgement Record) C91
AA County Court (Land Records)
Archivist's Bulldog, Andrew Skinner: First Clerk of Anne Arundel County by Robert Barnes, October 26, 1998.
Barnes, Robert.  Marriages and Deaths in the Maryland Gazette, 1727-1839.  (Baltimore:  Genealogical Publishing Co., 1979).
Owings, Donnell MacClure.  His Lordship's Patronage:  Offices of Profit in Colonial Maryland.  (Baltmore:  Maryland Historical Society, 1953.)
Secretary of State (Election Return Abstracts) 1863-1906 S1122