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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

(ca. 1741-1807); James Tilghman, Jr. (ca. 1748-
1796); William Tilghman (1756-1827); Deborah
Lloyd, who married Peregrine Tilghman (ca.
1741-1807); Margaret Tilghman (1742-1817),
who married Charles Carroll, Barrister (1723-
1783); Anna Maria Tilghman, who married Wil-
liam Hemsley (1736/37-1812); Elizabeth Tilgh-
man, 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); Henrietta Maria Robins (1736-1791), who
married James Lloyd Chamberlaine (1732-1783);
Anna Maria Turbutt, who married Edward Tilgh-
man (1713-1786), and Elizabeth Turbutt (?-ca.
1760), who married Thomas Harris (?-1760).
NEPHEW: Thomas Ringgold (1744-1776). OTHER
KINSHIP: his great-grandfather was Philemon
Lloyd (1646-1 685). MARRIED Mary, eldest daugh-
ter of Dominick Carroll (?-ca. 1737) and wife
Mary; stepdaughter of John Baldwin. Her sisters
were Juliana, who married Edward Tilghman
(1713-1786); Eleanor (?-1779), who married
James Earle (1734-1810); Anastatia, who married
Henry Ward Pearce; and Susanna (?-by 1759).
CHILDREN. Probably died without progeny. PRI-
VATE CAREER. EDUCATION: literate. RELIGIOUS

AFFILIATION: Anglican. SOCIAL STATUS AND AC-
TIVITIES: Mr., 1749; Gent., 1749; a member of the
Tuesday Club. OCCUPATIONAL PROFILE:
commander of a merchant ship, 1744; merchant,

1753. PUBLIC CAREER. LEGISLATIVE SERVICE:

Lower House, Cecil County, 1751-1754, 1754-
1757 (Bills of Credit 1-6), 1757-1758 (Bills of
Credit 1, Cv, 2), 1758-1761 (Bills of Credit Cv 1,
1, Cv 2, 2, 3), 1762-1763 (Bills of Credit 1, 2),
1765-1766 (Bills of Credit 2, 4; Accounts 4). LO-
CAL OFFICES: sheriff, Cecil County, 1748-1751;
deputy commissary, Cecil County, 1749-1757;
justice, Cecil County, commissioned 1751 and
1754; North Sassafrass Parish Vestry, Cecil
County, in office 1763-1765. WEALTH DURING

LIFETIME. PERSONAL PROPERTY: assessed value

£1,158.0.0, including 24 slaves and 1,166 oz. plate,
1783. LAND AT FIRST ELECTION: 1,065 acres in
Frederick and Cecil counties (at least 405 acres
from wife's dower and 660 acres by purchase).

SIGNIFICANT CHANGES IN LAND BETWEEN FIRST

ELECTION AND DEATH: purchased an additional
692 acres in Cecil County and sold 1,056 acres in
Cecil and Frederick counties, 1755-1769; owned a
total of 631 acres in Cecil County, 1783. WEALTH
AT DEATH. DIED, will probated on December 19,
1787, in Cecil County. PERSONAL PROPERTY
TEV, £1,821.16.1 current money (including 26

slaves and 35 books); FB, £1,177.2.8. LAND: ca.
631 acres in Cecil County. ADDITIONAL COM-
MENTS: his principal heirs were his brothers Rich-
ard Tilghman Earle (1728/29-1788) and James
(1734-1810); his nephews James Earle and Mi-
chael Earle; and his niece, Henrietta Earle.

EARLE, RICHARD TILGHMAN (1728/29-
1788). BORN, on February 10, 1728/29, in Queen
Anne's County; third son. NATIVE: fourth genera-
tion. RESIDED, at "Earle's Beginning Rectified,"
Queen Anne's County. FAMILY BACKGROUND.
FATHER: James Earle, Jr. (ca. 1694-1739).
MOTHER Mary (1702-ca. 1736), daughter of Rich-
ard Tilghman (1672/73-1738/39). STEPMOTHER:
Sarah Crapp Chetham. UNCLES. William Tilgh-
man (1711-1782); Edward Tilghman (1713-1786);
James Tilghman (1716-1793); and Matthew Tilgh-
man (1717/18-1790). AUNTS Elizabeth Earle (ca.
1694-?), who married William Turbutt (168 3/84-
1739); Henrietta Maria Tilghman (1707-1771),
who married first, George Robins (1697-1742),
and second, William Goldsborough (1709-1760);
and Anna Maria Tilghman (1709-1763), who
married first, William Hemsley (1703-1736), and
second, Robert Lloyd (ca. 1712-1770). BROTHERS:
Michael Earle(1722-1787); Richard (1727-1728);
Joseph (1732-1732); and James (1734-1810).

HALF BROTHER: Joseph Earle (1739-1777). STEP-
BROTHERS: James Chetham; Edward Chetham.
SISTERS: Anna Maria (1725-1795), who married
Thomas Ringgold (1715-1772); Henrietta Maria
(1730-1767), who married William Hemsley
(1736/37-1812). STEPSISTERS: Hannah Chetham;
Suzannah Chetham (1736-?). FIRST COUSINS: Wil-
liam 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); Deborah
Lloyd, who married Peregrine Tilghman (ca.
1741-1807); Margaret Tilghman (1742-1817),
who married Charles Carroll, Barrister (1723-
1783); Anna Maria Tilghman, who married Wil-
liam Hemsley (1736/37-1812); Elizabeth Tilgh-
man, 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 (?-
1791); Henrietta Maria Robins (1736-1791), who
married James Lloyd Chamberlaine (1732-1783);
Anna Maria Turbutt, who married Edward Tilgh-
man (1713-1786); and Elizabeth Turbutt (?--ca.
1760), who married Thomas Harris (?-1760).
NEPHEW Thomas Ringgold (1744-1776). OTHER
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