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A Biographical Dictionary of the Maryland Legislature 1635-1789 by Edward C. Papenfuse, et. al.
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1762 John Singleton; and Betty, who married Ro-
bert Boggess. MARRIED on June 25, 1769, Susan-
nah Fraser (?-by 1800), daughter of John Haw-
kins, Jr. (1713-1757). Her brothers were Giles
Blizzard (1732-?); John Stone (1734-ca. 1764);
George Fraser Hawkins (ca. 1741-1785); and Alex-
ander Thomas. Her sister was Elizabeth Lawrence.
Her stepsister was Rebeckah Covington, who mar-
ried Benjamin Mackall, Jr. (ca. 1723-1795). CHIL-
DREN. SONS: Robert (1773-?); Samuel (ca. 1774-?);
and William (ca. 1776-?). DAUGHTERS: Rebecca,
who married first, (possibly Walter) Mackall, and
second, in 1814 Rev, Walter D. Addison; Anisia
Mariah, who married Philip Thomas Baker; Pris-
cilla; Sarah, who married (first name unknown)
Hebb; and Mary. PRIVATE CAREER. EDUCATION:
literate. RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION: uncertain, but
wife's father was an Anglican minister. SOCIAL
STATUS AND ACTIVITIES: Gent., 1788; Esq., 1793.
OCCUPATIONAL PROFILE: merchant, in partnership
with William Deakins, Jr. (?-1798), 1788; proba-
bly a farmer, by 1800; surveyor. PUBLIC CAREER.
LEGISLATIVE SERVICE: Convention, Frederick
County, 9th, 1776 (election voided on August 15,
1776, because the Frederick County election
judges were appointed by a county commission
contrary to the resolves of the 8th Convention;
subsequently reelected and seated); Lower House,
Montgomery County, 1777-1778, 1778-1779
(Claims 2; Elections 3), 1779-1780, 1780-1781
(Grievances 1, 2), 1781-1782 (Grievances 1, 2).
LOCAL OFFICES: Committee of Correspondence,
Frederick County, 1774-1775; Committee of Ob-
servation, Frederick County, 1775; committee to
collect money to buy arms, Frederick County,
1775; deputy surveyor, Montgomery County,
1777; justice, Prince George's County, 1799-at
least 1800. MILITARY SERVICE: captain, Twenty-
ninth Militia Battalion, Montgomery County, by
1777. WEALTH DURING LIFETIME. PERSONAL
PROPERTY: 34 slaves, 1790; sued by Charles Car-
roll of Carrollton (1737-1832) for using false bid-
ding techniques to lower the price of land sold at
auction to pay the debts of George Fraser Hawkins
(ca. 1741-1785), 1793; 37 slaves, household fur-
nishings, livestock, and slaves were sold to pay
debts, 1800. LAND AT FIRST ELECTION: 466 acres
in Frederick and Montgomery counties, plus 1 lot
in Georgetown, Montgomery County (249 acres
was his wife's dower). SIGNIFICANT CHANGES IN

LAND BETWEEN FIRST ELECTION AND DEATH: he
bought 2,640 acres in Georgia, as well as land in
and around Georgetown, Montgomery County,
with his business partner, 1780-1797; sold much
of his real property in 1797 to settle debts owed,

with his greatest creditor being Philip Key (1750-
1820). WEALTH AT DEATH. DIED: on March 9,
1824, near Bladensburg, Prince George's County,
probably at "Blue Plains," his dwelling plantation.
PERSONAL PROPERTY: 30 shares in the Bank of
Washington. LAND: 240 acres in Prince George's
County.

BAYNE (BEAN, BEANE), JOHN (ca 1662-
1701). BORN: ca. 1662, probably in Charles
County; first son. NATIVE: second generation. RE-
SIDED: in Charles County; St. Mary's County.
FAMILY BACKGROUND. FATHER: Walter Bayne (?-
1670). MOTHER: Elinor. BROTHER: Thomas. SIS-
TERS: Edith; Elinor, who married first, John Stone
(ca. 1648-1697), second, Hugh Tears, and third,
John Beale, of Lawson (ca. 1674-1751); and
Elizabeth. STEPNIECE: Elizabeth Teares, who mar-
ried William Middleton (1686-1769). MARRIED by
1687 Ann (?-1702/3), widow of Thomas Gerard;
daughter of Richard Hawkins or William Small-
wood. CHILDREN. SONS: Ellsworth, who married
Catherine, daughter of Gerard Fowke (1662/63-ca.
1734/35); Walter. DAUGHTER: Anne, who married
Thomas Dent( 1685- 1725). PRIVATE CAREER. EDU-
CATION, literate. RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION: Protes-
tant. SOCIAL STATUS AND ACTIVITIES: Second

generation burgess; Gent., by 1686. OCCUPA-
TIONAL PROFILE: innkeeper; planter; possibly a
merchant. PUBLIC CAREER. LEGISLATIVE SERVICE:
Lower House, St. Mary's County, 1694-1696 (re-
signed after the 5th session to become sheriff). LO-
CAL OFFICES: justice, St. Mary's County, 1692-
1694, 1694-1696 (quorum, 1694-1696), Charles
County, 1698-1700 or 1701 (quorum); deputy
commissary, St. Mary's County, 1693; sheriff, St.
Mary's County, 1694, Charles County, 1696-
1698; surveyor, St. Mary's County, 1695. MILI-
TARY SERVICE: captain, St. Mary's County by
1693/94-1696, Charles County, 1696-1700 or

1701. WEALTH DURING LIFETIME. LAND AT

FIRST ELECTION: 1,450 acres inherited from his
father. WEALTH AT DEATH. DIED: will probated on
October 25, 1701, in Charles County. Bayne prob-
ably died while on a trip to England. PERSONAL
PROPERTY: TEV, £1,067.13.6 sterling (including
17 slaves and 18 servants). LAND: 2,450 acres.

BAYNE (BEAN, BEANE), WALTER (?-1670)
BORN: in England. IMMIGRATED: in 1641 as a free
adult from Virginia. RESIDED: in St. Mary's
County; Charles County after 1658. ADDITIONAL
COMMENTS: immigrated to Virginia in the mid-
1630s, probably as a servant; came to Maryland
with a man servant to join his brother, probably

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