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

Cook, rector of Christ Church Parish, Calvert
County, from 1749/50 to 1761., Regia, who mar-
ried (first name unknown) Broome; and Diana,
who married Charles Clagett. PRIVATE CAREER.
EDUCATION: literate. RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION:
Protestant. OCCUPATIONAL PROFILE: planter. PUB-
LIC CAREER. LEGISLATIVE SERVICE: Lower House,
Calvert County, 1708A, 1708B-1711, 1716-1718.
WEALTH DURING LIFETIME. LAND AT FIRST

ELECTION: at least 675 acres and probably consid-
erable additional acreage. WEALTH AT DEATH.
DIED will probated on July 14, 1742. LAND: over
2,294 acres.

DARE, WILLIAM (?-1719). BORN, in England.
IMMIGRATED: by 1675 as a free adult from Dor-
chester, England. RESIDED: in Calvert County;
Cecil County, by 1681. MARRIED by 1689 Marga-
ret. CHILDREN. SON: William Dare (?-ca.
1721/22). DAUGHTER: Mary, who married John
Thompson, son of John Thompson (?-1701); Mar-
garet (?-1718), who married in 1707 Roger Lar-
ramore (?-1721). PRIVATE CAREER. EDUCATION:

literate. RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION: Protestant. SO-
CIAL STATUS AND ACTIVITIES: migrated to settle
the affairs of John Parker, a factor for a firm in
Dorset, England; returned to England briefly, but
resettled in Maryland by 1677, bringing eight oth-
ers with him; Gent., by 1684. OCCUPATIONAL
PROFILE factor to William Twiss and John West,
mercers of Dorset, England, 1670; mercer of Dor-
set, England, 1672; merchant; planter. PUBLIC

CAREER. LEGISLATIVE SERVICE: Lower House,

Cecil County, 1686-1688; Associators' Conven-
tion, Cecil County, 1689 (no record of attendance
after the 1st session); Lower House, Cecil County,
1692 (dismissed from the 1st session for failure to
provide security for good behavior), 1704-1707,
1712-1714. LOCAL OFFICES: justice, Cecil County,
1681-1689, 1694-1698, 1708-1715 (quorum,
1685-1689, 1694-1698, 1708-1715). STANDS ON
PUBLIC/PRIVATE ISSUES: opposed the revolution of
1689 and was not returned to public office until
the tenure of Gov. Francis Nicholson. WEALTH

DURING LIFETIME. LAND AT FIRST ELECTION at

least 1,950 acres and probably 700 additional
acres. WEALTH AT DEATH. DIED will probated on

August 13, 1719. PERSONAL PROPERTY: TEV,

£225.17.10 sterling (including 7 slaves and books).
LAND 2,070 acres.

DARE, WILLIAM (?-ca. 1721/22). BORN: proba-
bly in Cecil County. NATIVE: second generation.
RESIDED in Cecil County. FAMILY BACKGROUND.
FATHER William Dare (?-1719). SISTERS: Mary,

who married John Thompson, son of John Thomp-
son (?-1701); Margaret (?-1718), who married in
1707 Roger Larramore (?-1721). CHILDREN.
DAUGHTERS: Catherine, who was underage at the
time of her father's death and was placed in the
care of her aunt, Mary Dare Thompson; Margaret,
also underage at the time of her father's death and
who was placed in care of a family friend, Capt.
Benjamin Pearce (1711/12- 1756); and Mary, also
underage at the time of her father's death. PRI-
VATE CAREER. EDUCATION: literate. RELIGIOUS

AFFILIATION: Anglican. SOCIAL STATUS AND AC-
TIVITIES. Mr., 1715; Gent., 1719. OCCUPATIONAL
PROFILE: merchant. PUBLIC CAREER. LEGISLATIVE
SERVICE: Lower House, Cecil County, 1719-1720
(appointed sheriff between the 3rd and 4th ses-
sions). LOCAL OFFICES: undersheriff, Cecil County,
appointed 1716; justice, Cecil County, 1720-1721;
sheriff, Cecil County, commissioned 1721.

WEALTH DURING LIFETIME. LAND AT FIRST

ELECTION: ca. 1,050 acres in Cecil County (all in-
herited from his father). SIGNIFICANT CHANGES

IN LAND BETWEEN FIRST ELECTION AND DEATH:

sold 150 acres in Cecil County, 1719. WEALTH AT
DEATH. DIED: will probated on February 24,
1721/22, in Cecil County. PERSONAL PROPERTY:
TEV, £324.11.6 current money (including 5 slaves,
1 servant, and books); FB, estate overpaid
£198.10.5. LAND: 900 acres in Cecil County.

DARNALL, HENRY (ca. 1645-1711). BORN: ca.
1645 in Hertfordshire, England. IMMIGRATED: by
1664 as a free adult. RESIDED: in Calvert County.

FAMILY BACKGROUND. FATHER: Philip Darnall

(1604-?), secretary to Sir George Calvert, 1st Lord
Baltimore. MOTHER: Mary Calvert, sister of Lord
Talbot. BROTHER: John Darnall (?-1684). SISTER:
Elizabeth. COUSIN Charles Calvert, 3rd Lord
Baltimore (1637-1714/15). MARRIED first, name
unknown. MARRIED second, Elinor (1642-1725),
widow of Thomas Brooke (1632-1676); daughter
of Richard Hatton and wife Margaret; stepdaugh-
ter of Richard Banks (ca, 1612-ca. 1667); niece of
Thomas Hatton (?-1654/55). Her brothers were
William Hatton (?-1712); Richard. Her sisters
were Mary, who married Zachary Wade (ca. 1627-
1678); Elizabeth, who married first, Luke Gardi-
ner (1622-1674), and second, Clement Hill (?-
1708); and Barbara, who married James Johnson
(?-?). CHILDREN. SONS: Philip (1671-1705), who
married Elinor, daughter of Thomas Brooke
(1632-1676); Henry (1682-1759), who married
Ann, daughter of William Digges (ca. 1650-1697).
STEPSONS: Thomas Brooke (ca. 1659-1730/31),
who married first, Ann, and second, Barbara

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