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

wife Elizabeth (?-1702); stepdaughter of Henry
Coursey (ca. 1629-1695). UNCLE: James Earle, Sr.
(?-1734). STEPUNCLE: Henry Coursey (1662-1707).
BROTHERS, (first name unknown), died the day
after birth; Carpenter (1697-1728), who married
Mary Thomas. SISTER: Elizabeth (ca. 1694-?), his
twin, who married William Turbutt (1683/84-
1739). FIRST COUSIN: Jane Lillingston (?-by 1746),
who married first, John Wells (?-1714), and sec-
ond, Thomas Hammond (1693-?). NIECES: Anna
Maria Turbutt, who married Edward Tilghman
(1713-1786); Elizabeth Turbutt (?-ca. 1760), who
married Thomas Harris (?-1760). MARRIED first,
on October 12, 1721, Mary (1702-ca. 1736),
daughter of Richard Tilghman (1672/73-
1738/39); granddaughter of Philemon Lloyd
(1646-1685); niece of Edward Lloyd (1670-
1718/19), Philemon Lloyd (ca. 1674-1732/33),
James Lloyd (1679/80-1723), Rebecca Tilghman
(?-1725), who married Simon Wilmer (ca. 1656-
1699), and Margaret Lloyd (1683-1747), who
married Matthew Tilghman Ward (ca. 1676-1741);
half niece of Susanna Bennett (1664-1714), who
married first, John Darnall (?-1684), and second,
Henry Lowe (?-1717). Her brothers were Philemon
(1704-ca. 1724); Richard (1705-1768); William
Tilghman (1711-1782); Edward Tilghman (1713-
1786); James Tilghman (1716-1793); and Matthew
Tilghman (1717/18-1790). Her sisters were Hen-
rietta Maria (1707-1771), who married first,
George Robins (1697-1742) and second, William
Goldsborough (1709-1760); Anna Maria (1709-
1763), who married first, William Hemsley (1703-
1736) and second, Robert Lloyd (ca. 1712-1770).
Her first cousins were Matthew Tilghman Ward
(ca. 1676-1741); Lambert Wilmer (1682-1732);
Simon Wilmer (1686- 17 37); Edward Lloyd (1711-
1770); Richard Lloyd (1717-1786); Robert Lloyd
(ca. 1712-1770); Henrietta Maria Lloyd Chew (?-
1765), who married second, Daniel Dulany (1685-
1753); Henrietta Maria Lloyd (ca. 1711-1748),
who married Samuel Chamberlaine (1698-1773);
Margaret Lloyd (1714-ca. 1785), who married
William Tilghman (1711-1782); and Ann Lloyd
(ca. 1723-1794), who married Matthew Tilghman
(1717/18-1790). Her nephews were William
Hemsley (1736/37-1812); Richard Tilghman
(1740-1809); Matthew Tilghman (1760-ca. 1801);
James Tilghman (1743- 1809); Peregrine Tilghman
(ca. 1741-1807); James Tilghman, Jr. (ca. 1748-
1796); William Tilghman (1756-1827). Her nieces
were Deborah Lloyd, who married Peregrine
Tilghman (ca. 1741-1807); Margaret Tilghman
(1742-1817), who married Charles Carroll, Barris-
ter (1723- 17 83); Anna Maria Tilghman, who mar-

ried William Hemsley (1736/37-1812); Elizabeth
Tilghman, who married James Lloyd (1745- 1820);
Anna Maria Robins (1732-1806), who married
Henry Hollyday (ca. 1725-1789); Margaret Robins
(1734-1808), who married William Hayward (1-
1791); and Henrietta Maria Robins (1736-1791),
who married James Lloyd Chamberlaine (1732-
1783). MARRIED second, on November 6, 1738,
Sarah, widow of Edward Chetham (?-1736), of
Queen Anne's County; daughter of John Crapp, of
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and wife Susanna
Berd. CHILDREN. SONS: Michael Earle (1722-
1787); Rjchard (1727-1728), who died of pleurisy;
Richard Tilghman Earle (1728/29-1788); Joseph
(1732-1732); James (1734-1810), who married
Eleanor (?-1779), daughter of Dominick Carroll
(?-ca. 1737), of Cecil County, and wife Mary; and
Joseph Earle (1739-1777). STEPSONS: James Che-
tham; Edward Chetham. DAUGHTERS: Anna Ma-
ria (1725-1795), who married Thomas Ringgold
(1715-1772); Henrietta Maria (1730-1767), who
married William Hemsley (1736/37-1812). STEP.
DAUGHTERS: Hannah Chetham, who married in
1752 Edward Clayton; Suzannah Chetham (1736-

?). PRIVATE CAREER. EDUCATION: literate. RELI-
GIOUS AFFILIATION: Anglican, Old Chester
Church, St. Paul's Parish, Queen Anne's County.

SOCIAL STATUS AND ACTIVITIES. Esq., 1731. OC-
CUPATIONAL PROFILE: lawyer; apprenticed to
Wornell Hunt (?-by 1728/29), an Anne Arundel
County lawyer, by his guardian Richard Tilghman
(1672/73-1738/39); authorized to practice law in
Talbot, Kent, Cecil, and Queen Anne's counties
on November 5, 1714; appeared in the following
courts: Queen Anne's County in June 1715; Cecil
County in June 1715, but in March 1716/17 he
was fined 100 pounds of tobacco for nonattend-
ance; Talbot County in August 1715; Provincial
Court in April 1717. PUBLIC CAREER. LEGISLA-
TIVE SERVICE: Lower House, Queen Anne's
County, 1721-1721/22 (elected to the 4th session
to fill vacancy; Laws 4, 5). LOCAL OFFICES: clerk
of Indictments, Talbot County, appointed 1718,
Queen Anne's County, appointed 1718; St. Luke's
Parish Vestry, Queen Anne's County, in office
1734; sheriff, Queen Anne's County, 1730-1733;
deputy commissary, Queen Anne's County, 1733-
1739; visitor, Queen Anne's County Free School,
1734-1739. MILITARY SERVICE: captain, troop of
horse, Queen Anne's County, elected 1732.

WEALTH DURING LIFETIME. LAND AT FIRST

ELECTION: 500 acres in Queen Anne's and Cecil
counties (500 acres from his father; 285 acres in-
herited from his mother, which had been sold be-
fore his first election). SIGNIFICANT CHANGES IN

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