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A Biographical Dictionary of the Maryland Legislature 1635-1789 by Edward C. Papenfuse, et. al.
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£1,800 note held by Philip Hammond (1697- 1760)
since 1 740, which Hammond collected after ligita-
tion. LAND: probably 1,438 acres in Anne Arundel
and Dorchester counties. ADDITIONAL COM-
MENTS: Denton named as his principal heirs Rezin
Hammond (1745-1809), Denton Hammond, and
Ann Hammond, the children of Philip Hammond

1728-1807). BORN: on January 27, ca. 1728; only
son. NATIVE: at least second generation. RESIDED:
at "Taylor's Hall," Back River Upper Hundred,
Baltimore County. FAMILY BACKGROUND. FA-
THER: probably Col. Thomas Cockey (1677-1737),
of Anne Arundel County, who married in 1700
Elizabeth (?-1738), widow of Richard Moss (?-
1700) and daughter of John Hammond (1643-
1707). In his will Col. Thomas Cockey named a
daughter Elizabeth, who married Thomas John
Hammond, and mentioned that Penelope Deye
was living at "Taylor's Hall" in Baltimore
County. The Deye children are named as his prin-
cipal heirs. MOTHER Penelope Deye (?-1784), of
Baltimore County, gentlewoman. SISTERS: Char-
lotte Cockey Deye, who married Thomas Ford;
Charcilla Cockey Deye (1731-1806), who married
Joshua Cockey (1729-1764), brother of Edward
Cockey (1731--ca. 1795); Cassandra Cockey Deye
(?-by 1777), who married Thomas Colegate, son
of Richard Colegate (?-ca. 1721/22). HALF SISTER:
possibly Elizabeth Cockey, who married Thomas
John Hammond. CHILDREN. Died without prog-
GIOUS AFFILIATION: Anglican, St. Thomas Parish,
TIES: Gent., 1754; Esq., 1774. OCCUPATIONAL
SERVICE Lower House, Baltimore County, 1757-
1758, 1758-1761 (Arms and Ammunition Cv 1, 1,
Cv 2, 2), 1762-1763, 1765-1766, 1768-1770 (elec-
tion voided on June 14, 1768, because of "treat-
ing" of voters at the election; reelected to the 3rd
session to fill vacancy), 1771 (Accounts), 1773-
1774 (Accounts 1, Cv, 2, 3; Arms and Ammuni-
tion 2, 3; Grievances 2, 3); Conventions, Baltimore
County, 1st, 1774, 2nd-3rd, 1774, 4th, 1775, 5th,
1775 (elected, but did not attend), 9th, 1776;
Lower House, Baltimore County, 1777, 1777-1778
(Elections 3), 1778-1779 (Elections 1), 1779-1780
(Elections 1, 3), 1780-1781 (Elections 1), 1781-
1782 (speaker 1, 2), 1782-1783 (speaker 1, 2),
1783 (speaker), 1784 (speaker), 1785 (speaker),
1786-1787 (speaker 1, 2), 1787-1788 (speaker 1,
2), 1788 (speaker), 1791-1792, 1792. LOCAL OF-

FICE: churchwarden, St. Thomas Parish, Baltimore
County, in office 1755. MILITARY SERVICE: cap-
tain, Baltimore County Militia, by 1776. STANDS
ON PUBLIC/PRIVATE ISSUES: provided for the man-
umission of his slaves in his will. WEALTH DURING


stock and at least 10 slaves from Col. Thomas
Cockey, 1737; assessed value £1,481.0.0, including
28 slaves and 19 oz. plate, 1783; 40 slaves, 1790.
LAND AT FIRST ELECTION: at least 2,700 acres in
Baltimore County (2,500 acres inherited from Col.
Thomas Cockey in 1737). SIGNIFICANT CHANGES

3,119.5 acres in Baltimore County, 1783 (280 acres
inherited from his mother in 1784); acquired a to-
tal of more than 2,500 acres by purchase and ap-
proximately 1,700 acres through resurveys and
patents; sold only about 100 acres, all in
Baltimore County; also acquired 1,315 acres in
Anne Arundel County. WEALTH AT DEATH. DIED:
on May 7, 1807; buried at "Taylor's Hall,"
$29,180.18 (including 14 slaves and more than 76
books); FB, $25,751.27 (before payment of lega-
cies and distribution to heirs). LAND: at least 7,300
acres in Baltimore County; 1,315 acres in Anne
Arundel County. ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: among
those named as his principal heirs were the chil-
dren of his sister Charcilla.


1789). BORN: probably in Talbot County, of age
by 1768. NATIVE: third generation. RESIDED: prob-
ably in Talbot County; Dorchester County (later
became part of Caroline County), 1768; Lower
Choptank District, Caroline County. FAMILY
BACKGROUND. FATHER Charles Dickinson (?-
1779), of Dorchester and Caroline counties; a mer-
chant; son of John Dickinson (ca. 1633-1718).
MOTHER: Sophia, daughter of Daniel Richardson
(?-1722), of Talbot County; granddaughter of Wil-
liam Richardson (?-1698). BROTHER: John
Dickinson (ca. 1726-1789). SISTERS: Sidney, who
married Thomas Lockerman; Margaret, who mar-
ried Philip Walker (?-1791). FIRST COUSIN: Wil-
liam Richardson (1735-1825). MARRIED first, by
1774 Elizabeth (?-1783), daughter of Rev. Philip
Walker (?-1776), of Caroline County, the rector of
St. Mary's Whitechapel Parish (Anglican) in Caro-
line County from 1756 to 1767, and wife Elizabeth
Dickinson Richardson (?-by 1756); granddaughter
of James Dickinson (?-1738) and wife Hannah
Coale; niece of both Mary Dickinson (?-by 1765),
who married Pollard Edmondson (ca. 1718-1794)
and Ann Dickinson (?-ca. 1774), who married



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