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BIOGRAPHIES BON

ELECTION: 316 acres in Harford County, plus 1 lot
in Bel Air, Harford County (250 acres inherited
from his father in 1768; ca. 66 acres obtained as a
result of the death of his brother Thomas). SIGNIF-
ICANT CHANGES IN LAND BETWEEN FIRST ELEC-
TION AND DEATH: purchased 500 acres, plus 5
lots in Bel Air, Harford County, from his brother
William Bond, of Joshua (ca. 1747-1788). Two
years later, just before the Contees received a
judgment for recovery of the 1787 debt owed them
by the Bonds' mercantile firm, James deeded his
entire holdings of ca. 800 acres, plus 6 lots in Bel
Air, Harford County, to his brother Buckler. Al-
though the land was deeded back to James in 1797
or 1798 to "remove any objection that might be
made.....to his eligibility as a Representative of
Harford in the House of Delegates," the deed was
not recorded and was later destroyed. Buckler and
James sold 1 lot and 47 acres in the early 1800s,
but Buckler retained legal title to the remaining
property, claiming that James was in no condition
to handle it himself and might lose it through
gambling. WEALTH AT DEATH. DIED, will pro-
bated on July 1, 1803, in Harford County. PER-
SONAL PROPERTY: TEV, £544.14.8 (including
books); FB, estate overpaid £144.16.8. LAND: none
in his own name, but James's children won a suit
in the Chancery Court against their uncle Buckler
giving them the right to part of the land devised to
them by their father.

BOND, PETER (?-1718). BORN: probably in
Anne Arundel County, of age by 1699; eldest son.
NATIVE: second generation, RESIDED. Baltimore

County. FAMILY BACKGROUND. FATHER: Peter

Bond (?-1705), who immigrated by 1675 to Anne
Arundel County (later became part of Baltimore
County), a planter. STEPFATHER: Philip Washing-
ton, of Baltimore County, a planter. MOTHER: Al-
ice, who separated from Philip Washington by
1708 when Peter gave a £100 sterling bond that he
would support her. BROTHERS: Thomas; John; and
William. MARRIED Elinor, who subsequently mar-
ried by 1719 Hill Savage. CHILDREN. SONS Rich-
ard; William; Thomas (?-1756), who married Ann
Robison; Peter, who married Esther Butterworth;
John; and Benjamin. PRIVATE CAREER. EDUCA-
TION: literate. RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION: Protestant.
SOCIAL STATUS AND ACTIVITIES: Mr. at death.
OCCUPATIONAL PROFILE: planter, by 1708; had a
mill on the Patapsco River at the time of his
death. PUBLIC CAREER. LEGISLATIVE SERVICE:
Lower House, Baltimore County, 1716-1717 (died
before the 3rd session). LOCAL OFFICES justice,
Baltimore County, 1715-1717; justice, Court of

Oyer and Terminer and Gaol Delivery, Baltimore
County, appointed 1715. WEALTH DURING LIFE-
TIME. LAND AT FIRST ELECTION 645 acres in
Baltimore County (301 acres inherited from his
father in 1705; 243 acres held jointly with William
Hamilton; 223 acres on the Patapsco River by per-
sonal acquisition). SIGNIFICANT CHANGES IN

LAND BETWEEN FIRST ELECTION AND DEATH:

sold the 243 acres that he held jointly with Hamil-
ton, patented 200 acres, and inherited 100 acres
from Stephen Gill, thus increasing his holdings on
the Patapsco River between Gwynn's Falls and
Jones' Falls to ca. 533 acres. WEALTH AT DEATH.
DIED: between February 28, 1717/18, and April
23, 1718, in Baltimore County. PERSONAL PROP-
ERTY: TEV, £244.4.7 current money, plus 12,221
pounds of tobacco (including 2 slaves, 2 servants,
1 pair of millstones recently shipped from En-
gland, and goods ordered from Europe); FB,
£63.15.11. LAND probably 834 acres in Baltimore
County. ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: income at death
included 500 pounds of tobacco received as rent
on a leased plantation.

BOND, RICHARD (1728-1819). BORN: on Octo-
ber 4, 1728, in St. Mary Anne's Parish, Cecil
County. NATIVE: second generation. RESIDED: in
East Nottingham Hundred, Cecil County; immi-
grated to Virginia, 1799 (later became part of
West Virginia). FAMILY BACKGROUND. FATHER:
Samuel Bond (1692-1783). MOTHER: Ann Sharpies
(1708-1786). SISTERS: Sarah (1729-?), who mar-
ried (first name unknown) Howell; Margaret
(1732-?), who married (first name unknown) Da-
vis; and Susannah, who married (first name un-
known) Davis. MARRIED Mary. CHILDREN. SONS
Samuel, who married in 1778 Elizabeth McVea;
Abel, who married in 1790 Elizabeth, daughter of
Thomas Booth (?-1773); and Richard, Jr. (1754-

1820). PRIVATE CAREER. EDUCATION literate. RE-
LIGIOUS AFFILIATION: Anglican. SOCIAL STATUS

AND ACTIVITIES: Esq., 1783. OCCUPATIONAL PRO-
FILE: farmer, 1774; established gun factory, 1776.
PUBLIC CAREER. LEGISLATIVE SERVICE Lower

House, Cecil County, 1777, 1786-1787, 1787-
1788, 1788, 1789, 1790, 1791-1792, 1793, 1794,
1795. LOCAL OFFICES: justice, Cecil County,
1777-1782, 1786-at least 1795; sheriff, Cecil
County, 1782-1785; collector of tax, Cecil County,
gave security bond in 1784. STANDS ON PUBLIC/-
PRIVATE ISSUES In 1788, Bond, along with his
fellow Cecil County delegates, objected to the
commission of Patrick Ewing (?-1819), as justice
of Cecil County. Nevertheless, Ewing's commis-
sion was confirmed by the governor and council.

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