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granddaughter of John Seney (?-1795). Her
brother was Dr. William Smith Bishop (?-by
1809). CHILDREN. SON: John Martin Groome, who
served in the Fourth Maryland Regiment during
the War of 1812, and married first, in 1812 Har-
riot Downes (?-1814), and second, in 1818 Ann
North, daughter of Col. North, of Philadelphia,
Pennsylvania. DAUGHTERS: Mary Eliza Bishop,
who married in 1827 John Chamberlaine Golds-
borough; Anna Maria, who married in 1812 Gid-
eon Davis, of Centreville, Queen Anne's County;
and Sophia Frances. PRIVATE CAREER. EDUCA-
father held a pew in Wye Chapel (Anglican),
Queen Anne's County. SOCIAL STATUS AND AC-
TIVITIES: Gent., 1792; Esq., 1803. OCCUPATIONAL
PROFILE: planter; surveyor. PUBLIC CAREER. LEG-
ISLATIVE SERVICE: Lower House, Caroline
County, 1788, 1789, 1791-1792. OTHER STATE
OFFICE: examiner general, Eastern Shore, 1796-
1810 (resigned). LOCAL OFFICES: deputy surveyor,
Caroline County, 1794; surveyor, Caroline
County, 1800; Maryland Senate elector, Talbot
County, 1801. STANDS ON PUBLIC/ PRI VATE is-
SUES: manumitted two slaves, 1785; manumitted
six slaves, 1807. WEALTH DURING LIFETIME. PER-
SONAL PROPERTY: 4 slaves, 1770, 1772 (gifts from
his mother); 3 slaves, 1798. LAND AT FIRST ELEC-
TION: 147 acres in Caroline and Queen Anne's
counties (100 acres from his father, of which 90
acres had been sold before his first election; 137
acres by purchase). SIGNIFICANT CHANGES IN


acquired leases on 3 lots in Easton, Talbot
County, and acquired an additional 1,216 acres
between 1790 and 1810 (gained 900 acres in Anne
Arundel County, plus one-third part of 206 acres
in Queen Anne's County, through his third mar-
riage; purchased 218 acres in Talbot County;
gained 30 acres on a resurvey of part of the Caro-
line County land he owned at the time of his first
election). Sold at least 353 acres in Talbot, Caro-
line, and Queen Anne's counties between 1795 and
1810; sold one-third part of 206 acres, 1806; gave
his daughters 900 acres in Anne Arundel County
and 2 lots in Easton, Talbot County, retaining a
life estate for himself and his wife, 1810. WEALTH
AT DEATH. DIED on Friday, February 1, 1811, in
Easton, Talbot County, after a long illness. PER-
SONAL PROPERTY TEV, at least $705.66 (includ-
ing books and surveyor's instruments). LAND: at
least 42 acres and a lease on 1 lot in Talbot
County, plus a life estate in 900 acres and leases
on 2 lots in Anne Arundel and Talbot counties.

THOLOMEW (1643-1688). BORN: in 1643. IMMI-
GRATED: by 1668 as a free adult with his wife and
children from York County, Virginia. RESIDED: in
Dorchester County. MARRIED by 1661/62 Mary,
widow of Francis Heyward, of York County, Vir-
ginia. CHILDREN. SONS: Thomas Ennalls (?- 1718),
who married Elizabeth (1664/65-1739), daughter
of Roger Woolford (?-ca. 1701/2); William, who
married Anne Warren; Joseph Ennalls (?-1709),
who married Mary, daughter of John Brooke (by
1646-1692/93); Henry Ennalls (1675-1734), who
married Mary (1674-1745), daughter of Henry
Hooper (ca. 1643-1720); and Bartholomew. STEP-
SONS: Francis Heyward; and John Heyward, who
married Sarah, daughter of Henry Hooper (ca.
1643-1720). DAUGHTERS: Mary, who married
John Foster; Elizabeth (1664/65-1739), who mar-
ried Roger Woolford (1670-1730). PRIVATE CA-
in Virginia by 1661; no title on arrival in Mary-
land; proved his rights in 1669 for transporting
eleven people, including four servants from Vir-
ginia; purchased 2,000 acres from John Edmund-
son (?-1697/98) for a sloop and 1,000 pounds of
tobacco in 1668; established a politically active
family, with three sons serving in the Assembly.
OCCUPATIONAL PROFILE: planter; merchant. PUB-
Dorchester County, 1676-1682 (Accounts 3),
1682-1684 (Trade 2). LOCAL OFFICES: justice,
Dorchester County, 1671-1674 (dismissed for re-
fusing to take the required oath, 1674), 1679-1688
(quorum, 1685-1688). STANDS ON PUBLIC/PRI-
VATE ISSUES, refused to take the required oath as
justice in 1674 because of a complaint against the
court clerk, Edward Savage. WEALTH DURING

acres; acquired an additional 2,156 acres in 1681.

WEALTH AT DEATH. DIED: will probated on June
20, 1688. PERSONAL PROPERTY: TEV, £991.0.3

sterling (including 2 1 slaves, 9 books, and £ 176 in
goods in Barbados and en route from England).
LAND: ca. 4,300 acres.

BORN: ca. 1700 in Dorchester County. NATIVE:
third generation. RESIDED: at "Fort Neck," Tran-
squakin Hundred, Dorchester County. FAMILY
BACKGROUND. FATHER: Joseph Ennalls (?-1709),
son of Bartholomew Ennalls (1643-1688).
MOTHER: Mary, daughter of John Brooke (by
1646-1692/93). UNCLES: Thomas Ennalls (?-
1718); Henry Ennalls (1675-1734). AUNTS:



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