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

the 970 acres in Anne Arundel County, as well as
1,049 acres in Kent County. During the 1780s and
the 1790s Carroll developed his uncle's lots along
Green Street in Annapolis, renting them for long
terms with the stipulation that the leasee build a
substantial house. WEALTH AT DEATH. DIED: on
May 22, 1812, in Annapolis. PERSONAL PROP-
ERTY TEV, $67,114.80 current money (including
110 slaves, books, and plate); FB, $40,203.78, be-
fore payments of $40,287.90 to his heirs, 1815-
1839. LAND: 7,378 acres in Baltimore, Anne Arun-
del, and Kent counties, plus lots in Annapolis and
Elk Ridge, Anne Arundel County, and 2,280 acres
as his part of the Baltimore Ironworks Company
land. Total value of land $222,033.73; ground
rents received on lots and houses in Annapolis
were £68.3.4 current money per annum.

CAR VILE, JOHN (ca. 1670-1709). BORN: ca.
1670 in St. Mary's County; first son. NATIVE: sec-
ond generation. RESIDED: in St. Mary's County;
Cecil County, by 1689; Kent County after 1707.
FAMILY BACKGROUND. FATHER Thomas Carvile
(?-1717), who was transported by Thomas True-
man (ca. 1625-1685) in 1669, possibly from Vir-
ginia. An illiterate planter, he was highly critical
of the Cal verts in the 1680s and sided with John
Coode(ca. 1648-1708/9). He acquired 800 acres in
Kent County in 1682/83. MOTHER: Mary (?-by
1700). MARRIED by 1689 Mary (?-1738), daughter
of James Phillips and wife Susannah. She subse-
quently married by 1718 Richard Smithers. Her
brother was James Phillips (?-1720). Her sister
was Martha, who married Aquila Paca (early
1670s- 1721). CHILDREN. SON: John. DAUGHTERS:

Averilla, who married in 1717 Edward Hall
(1697-1738), son of John Hall (ca. 1658-1737);
Blanche, who married Parker Hall (1707-1756),
son of John Hall (ca. 1658-1737); Phoebe, who
married Charles Hynson (1713-1782), son of
Thomas Hynson; and Susannah, who married
(possibly John) Johnson. PRIVATE CAREER. EDU-
CATION literate. RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION: Protes-
tant. SOCIAL STATUS AND ACTIVITIES: moved tO
Cecil County about the time of marriage; probably
lived at "Carvile Hall," which still stands today.

OCCUPATIONAL PROFILE planter. PUBLIC CA-
REER. LEGISLATIVE SERVICE: Lower House, Cecil
County, 1697/98-1699 (resigned after the 3rd ses-
sion to become sheriff), Kent County, 1708A,
1708B (died before the 2nd session of 1708B-1711
Assembly). LOCAL OFFICES sheriff, Cecil County
1694-1696, 1700-1702; justice, Cecil County,
1697-1700 (quorum, 1697/98-1700), Kent
County, 1707-1709 (quorum). WEALTH DURING

LIFETIME. LAND AT FIRST ELECTION: Over 800

acres. WEALTH AT DEATH. DIED: will probated on
September 5, 1709. PERSONAL PROPERTY: TEV,
£1,027.15.7 sterling. LAND: over 1,600 acres.

CARVILE, ROBERT (ca. 1636-by 1705). BORN:
ca. 1636, probably in England. IMMIGRATED: in
1669 as a free adult. RESIDED: in St. Mary's
County. MARRIED by 1676 Johanna, daughter of
Alexander D'Hinozossa (ca. 1630--ca. 1670), the
Dutch governor of the Delaware River settlement,
who was in Maryland by 1664. CHILDREN.
DAUGHTER: Margaret (?-by 1721), who married
Cecil Butler. PRIVATE CAREER. EDUCATION: liter-
ate. RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION: Catholic. SOCIAL
STATUS AND ACTIVITES: Gent, on arrival; consid-
erable legal skills and one of the most active attor-
neys in the province; last appeared in Maryland
records in 1697. OCCUPATIONAL PROFILE: lawyer,
admitted to the following courts: Court of Chan-
cery in 1669; Provincial Court in 1669. He was
disbarred for "scandalous speeches" against the
proprietor in 1684, but was readmitted that same
year. PUBLIC CAREER. LEGISLATIVE SERVICE:
Lower House, St. Mary's City, 1674-1674/75
(elected to the 3rd session; Laws 3), 1676-1682
(Accounts 2, 4; Laws 2), 1682-1684 (Trade, chair-
man 1 ; Elections and Privileges 2; Laws 2). OTHER
PROVINCIAL OFFICES: clerk, Lower House, 1669,
1671; register and examiner in Chancery, 1669;
attorney general, April-October 1688. LOCAL OF-
FICES: recorder, St. Mary's City, in office 1674;
justice, St. Mary's County, 1688-1689 (quorum).
STANDS ON PUBLIC/PRIVATE ISSUES: the Lower
House insisted that Carvile be summoned to at-
tend the Assembly because of his valuable role as
legislator, 1676; he verbally attacked the propri-
etary government, 1683/84; as a Catholic, he was
excluded from public office after 1689 and tempo-
rarily excluded from practicing law. WEALTH DUR-
ING LIFETIME. LAND AT FIRST ELECTION: 1,050

acres. WEALTH AT DEATH. DIED: by October 1705,
probably long before. LAND: 500 acres.

GARY (CAREY), JOHN DOW (?-?). BORN in
Frederick County, of age by 1779; probably eldest
surviving son. NATIVE: probably third generation.
RESIDED: in Frederick County; possibly out of
state after 1798. FAMILY BACKGROUND. FATHER:
John Gary (?-1777), a physician who resided in
Frederick Town, Frederick County. MOTHER.
Mary. BROTHERS: Robert Turner; William; David;
and Jacob (?-by 1773). SISTERS: Betsy; Nelly (?-by
1773). MARRIED perhaps, but name of wife un-
known. CHILDREN. Perhaps one son, name un-

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