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BEA BIOGRAPHIES

never married; Rebecca (1776-1807), who married
Thomas P. Wiilson (1768-1832). PRIVATE CA-
REER. EDUCATION: literate. RELIGIOUS AFFILIA-
TION: Anglican. SOCIAL STATUS AND ACTIVITIES:
Gent., 1790. OCCUPATIONAL PROFILE: farmer;
merchant, by 1785. PUBLIC CAREER. LEGISLATIVE
SERVICE. Lower House, Frederick County, 1778-
1779 (Grievances 1; Tax Commissioners 1; Claims
2, 3), 1782 (elected to the 2nd session of the 1781-
1782 Assembly to fill vacancy; Claims 2). LOCAL
OFFICES: justice, Frederick County, 1777-at least
1794; judge, court of appeals, appointed under the
Act to Procure Troops for the American Army,
Frederick County, appointed 1778; justice, Or-
phans' Court, Frederick County, 1779-at least
1793; commissioner of tax, Frederick County,
1782-at least 1792. STANDS ON PUBLIC/PRIVATE
ISSUES: manumitted many slaves in his will and
expressed concern about their welfare. WEALTH
DURING LIFETIME. LAND AT FIRST ELECTION:
1,939 acres in Frederick, Montgomery, and Wash-
ington counties (131 acres inherited from his fa-
ther). SIGNIFICANT CHANGES IN LAND BETWEEN
FIRST ELECTION AND DEATH purchased 5,205

acres in Frederick County; sold 1,057 acres in
Frederick and Washington counties, 1778-1801;
held additional land in Virginia and New York.
WEALTH AT DEATH. DIED on November 5, 1823,
in Frederick Town, Frederick County. LAND: at
least 1,407 acres in Frederick County and 2,050
acres in New York, plus 4 lots in Frederick Town,
Frederick County, and 2 lots in Washington, D.C.

BEARD, RICHARD (?-1681). IMMIGRATED: in
1650 as a free adult with his wife and two chil-
dren, probably from Virginia. RESIDED: in South
River Hundred, Anne Arundel County. ADDI-
TIONAL COMMENTS, probably lived in Virginia
from at least 1646 until his migration to Mary-
land, during which period he married and had two
children. MARRIED ca. 1646 Rachel, daughter of
Edward Robins (1602-by 1646), a merchant of
Accomack County, Virginia. Her sister was
Elizabeth, who married William Burgess (ca.
1622-1686/87). CHILDREN. SONS: Richard (ca.
1648-1703), a justice of Anne Arundel County
from 1679 to ca. 1692, who made the first map of
Annapolis and who married Susannah (?-1708);
John (?-1678). DAUGHTERS: Rachel (?-after 1724),
who married first, Neale Clarke (?-1676), second,
John Stimpson (?-by 1692), third, Robert Proctor
(?-by 1695), fourth, Richard Kilburne (?-by
1698), and fifth, Thomas Freeborne (?-1713);
Rebecca, who married (first name unknown)
Nicholson; and Ruth, who married John Gaither,

of Virginia. PRIVATE CAREER. EDUCATION: illiter-
ate. RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION. Protestant; Quaker
by 1657. OCCUPATIONAL PROFILE: boatwright;

planter. PUBLIC CAREER. LEGISLATIVE SERVICE:

Lower House, Anne Arundel County, 1662, 1663-
1664, 1666 (Laws). STANDS ON PUBLIC/PRIVATE
ISSUES: summoned for service on a grand jury of
the Provincial Court in 1660, but he refused to
swear the required oath; presented a petition with
others in 1674 to obtain relief for Quakers from
swearing oaths; his religious beliefs undoubtedly
account for his failure to hold offices other than
that of burgess. WEALTH DURING LIFETIME. LAND

AT FIRST ELECTION: ca. 1,500 acres. WEALTH AT
DEATH. DIED: will probated on August 10, 1681.
PERSONAL PROPERTY: TEV, 19,067 pounds of to-
bacco (including 1 servant). LAND: over 1,485
acres.

BEATTY, CHARLES (ca. 1736-1804). BORN: ca.
1736; second son. NATIVE: at least third genera-
tion. RESIDED: in Frederick County (later became
part of Montgomery County); Georgetown, Mont-
gomery County, 1783; Georgetown, "Washington
County," District of Columbia, by 1802. FAMILY
BACKGROUND. FATHER: Thomas Beatty (?-1768).
MOTHER: Mary. BROTHERS: Thomas Beatty (ca.
1735-1815); James. SISTERS: Susanna; Sarah. MAR-
RIED first, by 1771 (possibly his cousin) Martha
Middagh (ca. 1736-1790). Her brother was John
Middagh. Her sisters were Mary, who married
(first name unknown) RJckey; Susannah, who
married (first name unknown) Johnson. MARRIED
second, by 1801 Verlinda. CHILDREN. SONS: John
Middagh; Charles Asfordley; Thomas Johnson;
and Randle Hulse Cradock. DAUGHTER: Mary
Franckenfeld. PRIVATE CAREER. EDUCATION: liter-
ate. RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION: Protestant. SOCIAL
STATUS AND ACTIVITIES. Gent., 1770. OCCUPA-
TIONAL PROFILE, merchant; partner in land trans-
actions with George Fraser Hawkins (ca. 1741-
1785), ca. 1770; partner in a mill with Barnard
O'Neill, of St. Mary's County, and William Dea-
kins, Jr. (?-1798), 1778; partner in land transac-
tions with William Deakins, Jr. (?-1798), ca. 1783;
surveyor. PUBLIC CAREER. LEGISLATIVE SERVICE:
Lower House, Frederick County, 1771, 1773-
1774; Conventions, Frederick County, 2nd-3rd,
1774, 4th, 1775, 5th, 1775, 6th-8th, 1775-1776.
LOCAL OFFICES: Committee of Observation, Fred-
erick County, elected 1775; county lieutenant,
Frederick County, appointed 1777; judge, Court
of Appeals for Tax Assessment, Montgomery
County, commissioned 1786. MILITARY SERVICE:
colonel, by 1776; deputy quartermaster general of

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