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A Biographical Dictionary of the Maryland Legislature 1635-1789 by Edward C. Papenfuse, et. al.
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ASH BIOGRAPHIES

TIME. PERSONAL PROPERTY: assessed value
£476.0.0, including 8 slaves and 15 oz. plate, 1783;
7 slaves, 1790. LAND AT FIRST ELECTION: 450
acres in Harford County (inherited from his fa-
ther). SIGNIFICANT CHANGES IN LAND BETWEEN
FIRST ELECTION AND DEATH: during the late

1780s and early 1800s he purchased about 350
acres in Harford County adjoining his home plan-
tation; received a number of mortgages as pay-
ment or security for debts owed to him. WEALTH
AT DEATH. DIED: on September 28, 1810, at "Med-
ical Hall," Harford County. PERSONAL PROPERTY:
TEV, $58,070.80 (including stock in Baltimore
City and Washington, D.C. banks, roads, insur-
ance, and U.S. certificates); FB, $58,038.10. LAND:
his home plantation consisted of 807 acres, plus he
had an additional 260 acres in Harford County; he
may also have owned property in Cumberland
County, Pennsylvania.

ASHMAN, GEORGE (?-ca. 1699/1700). BORN:
in England. IMMIGRATED: in 1678, probably as a
redemptioner from London. RESIDED: in Baltimore

County. FAMILY BACKGROUND. BROTHERS John;

James. MARRIED by 1685/86 Elizabeth, widow of
William Cromwell (?-1683). CHILDREN. SON: John.
STEPSONS: Thomas Cromwell; Philip Cromwell;
and William Cromwell. DAUGHTERS: Charity;
Elizabeth. PRIVATE CAREER. EDUCATION literate.

RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION: Anglican. SOCIAL STA-
TUS AND ACTIVITIES: probably a servant (redemp-
tioner) on arrival; no title as late as the first refer-
ence after his marriage; his appointment to a
justiceship followed his marriage; Gent, in 1696.
OCCUPATIONAL PROFILE: probably a servant,
1678; planter. PUBLIC CAREER. LEGISLATIVE SER-
VICE: Lower House, Baltimore County, 1692-
1693, 1696-1697 (elected to the 6th session),
1697/98-1699 (Aggrievances 1; died before the
4th session). LOCAL OFFICES: overseer of high-
ways, Baltimore County, 1684; justice, Baltimore
County, 1686-1699/1700 (quorum, 1692-
1699/1700); Patapsco Vestry, Baltimore County,
1693-1696. MILITARY SERVICE colonel at death.

WEALTH DURING LIFETIME. PERSONAL PROP-
ERTY: £150.14.3, plus 5 servants through his mar-
riage; 3 slaves and 6 servants in 1692; 3 slaves and
4 servants in 1694; 2 slaves and 5 servants in 1695.
LAND AT RRST ELECTION: 300 acres from his
wife's dower; patented another 572 acres in 1695.
WEALTH AT DEATH. DIED: will probated on Feb-
ruary 23, 1699/1700. PERSONAL PROPERTY: TEV,
£415.6.2 sterling (including 5 slaves and 5 ser-
vants); FB, £278.8.0. LAND: over 618 acres (2
plantations).

ASHMEAD, SAMUEL (?-ca. 1779). IMMI-
GRATED: probably, if so by 1766. RESIDED: in
Baltimore County (later became part of Harford
County). FAMILY BACKGROUND. Probably related
to Joseph Ashmead (?-ca. 1787), of Annapolis, an
innkeeper. MARRIED Ruth. CHILDREN. SON: John
(by 1757-?), an insolvent debtor in 1801. PRIVATE

CAREER. EDUCATION: literate. OCCUPATIONAL
PROFILE: miller; owned a gristmill, by 1769. PUB-
LIC CAREER. LEGISLATIVE SERVICE: Convention,
Harford County, 5th, 1775. LOCAL OFFICE: jus-
tice, Harford County, appointed 1778. WEALTH

DURING LIFETIME. LAND AT FIRST ELECTION:

400 acres in Harford County, mortgaged, 1769; 1
lot on Fells Point, Baltimore Town. SIGNIFICANT

CHANGES IN LAND BETWEEN FIRST ELECTION

AND DEATH: obtained a release on his mortgaged
land shortly before his death. WEALTH AT DEATH.
DIED: between October 24, 1778, and January 13,
1779, in Harford County. LAND: 400 acres in Har-
ford County; probably 1 lot on Fells Point,
Baltimore Town.

BAIRD (BAYARD, BEARD), WILLIAM (ca.
1732-1792). BORN: ca. 1732. RESIDED: in Upper
District, Frederick County (later became part of
Washington County); resided in Elizabeth Town
(later called Hagerstown), Washington County, by
1790 until death. MARRIED by 1784 Margaret (?-
1800), widow of John Reynolds. CHILDREN. SON:
William, Jr. (ca. 1767-?), resided in Elizabeth
Hundred, Frederick County (later became part of
Washington County); moved to Westmoreland
County, Pennsylvania, by 1794; he possibly mar-
ried in 1785 Dorothy Camrey. STEPSONS: Joseph
Reynolds; William McKee Reynolds; Thomas
Reynolds; and John Reynolds. DAUGHTERS: Es-
ther, who married Joseph Little; Fanny; Peggy;
and Ruth, who married (first name unknown)
Wallace. STEPDAUGHTERS: Betsy Reynolds; Mary
Reynolds, who married Joseph Clarke; and Sarah
Reynolds, who married Edward A. Thomas. PRI-
VATE CAREER. EDUCATION: literate. SOCIAL STA-
TUS AND ACTIVITIES: Mr., 1775; Esq., 1780. OC-
CUPATIONAL PROFILE: probably a planter; land
speculator. PUBLIC CAREER. LEGISLATIVE SER-
VICE: Conventions, Frederick County, 6th-8th,
1775-1776. LOCAL OFFICES: Committee of Obser-
vation, Frederick County, 1775; collector of gold
and silver coin, Frederick County, appointed 1776;
coroner, Washington County, 1777-1792. MILI-
TARY SERVICE: major, 1754. WEALTH DURING

LIFETIME. PERSONAL PROPERTY: 6 slaves, 1790.

LAND AT FIRST ELECTION: 802 acres in Frederick

County. SIGNIFICANT CHANGES IN LAND BE-
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