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

(?-1757), son of James Beall (?-1725); Mary (?-ca.
1759), who married Samuel Hanson, son of Robert

Hanson (ca. 1680-1748). PRIVATE CAREER. EDU-
CATION: literate. RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION: Angli-
can. SOCIAL STATUS AND ACTIVITIES: Mr., 1702;

Gent., by 1715. PUBLIC CAREER. LEGISLATIVE
SERVICE: Lower House, Charles County, 1712-
1714, 1715, 1716-1718, 1719-1721/22, 1728-1731
(Aggrievances 1-5). LOCAL OFFICES: William and
Mary Parish Vestry, Charles County, 1705, 1718;
justice, Charles County, 1712-1729 (quorum, by
1722-1729). MILITARY SERVICE: captain, by 1715;
colonel, by 1721. WEALTH DURING LIFETIME.
LAND AT FIRST ELECTION: over 115 acres in his
own right and 450 acres belonging to minor step-
children. SIGNIFICANT CHANGES IN LAND BE-
TWEEN FIRST ELECTION AND DEATH: by 1718 he

had acquired an additional 800 acres; between
1729 and 1732 he disposed of 1,474 acres (much of
it to his son); acquired 225 acres in 1731. ADDI-
TIONAL COMMENTS: established his family's claims
to 650 acres in North Carolina in 1694. WEALTH
AT DEATH. DIED: will probated on October 28,

1734. PERSONAL PROPERTY: TEV, £1,579.11.9
current money (including 22 slaves); FB,
£1,435.0.5. LAND: over 225 acres.

KENDALL, JOSIAS (?-by 1688). BORN: in En-
gland. IMMIGRATED: by 1654/55 as a free adult
with his wife. RESIDED: in Charles County; immi-
grated to North Carolina, ca. 1683. FAMILY BACK-
GROUND. BROTHER: Samuel (?-1694), who immi-
grated in 1664. COUSINS: John Fendall, a mariner
of Devonshire, England; James Fendall (?-1689),
of Baltimore County. OTHER KINSHIP: probably a
relative of Henry Fendall, a citizen and cutler of
London, England. MARRIED first, Mary, daughter
of John Hatch (ca. 1614-1681). MARRIED second,
Mary (?-1691). CHILDREN. SONS: Josias (?-by
1723); Robert (1672-1711/12); John Fendall
(1674-1734), who married Elizabeth (?-1736),
widow of William Marshall (?-1697) and daughter
of Randolph Hinson; and Henry. DAUGHTERS:
Jane; Mary (1673-1751), who married first, John
Theobald (1666-1713), and second, Matthew
Barnes (1670-1745). PRIVATE CAREER. EDUCA-
TION literate. RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION: Protestant.

SOCIAL STATUS AND ACTIVITIES: Gent. On first

appearance; arrived with eighteen servants. OCCU-
PATIONAL PROFILE: planter; attorney in 1662.

PUBLIC CAREER. LEGISLATIVE SERVICE: Lower

House, Charles County, 1678 (elected to the 3rd
session, but was not allowed to sit). OTHER PRO-
VINCIAL OFFICE governor, 1656-1660. MILITARY
SERVICE: captain, by 1654/55-1660 (for the pro-

prietary government). STANDS ON PUBLIC/PRI-
VATE ISSUES: in 1654/55 he was an officer in Gov.
William Stone's forces, for which he was placed in
custody by the government of Parliamentary
Commissioners; in 1657/58 he led the proprietary
soldiers in recapturing Maryland's government
from the commissioners; in 1659/60 he joined
with a majority of the Lower House members in a
rebellion that resulted in the colony's becoming a
commonwealth; he was permanently barred from
holding office in 1661; in 1678/79 he was accused
of making scandalous speeches against the govern-
ment; and in 1681 he was arrested for an alleged
conspiracy against the government. He left the
colony soon thereafter. WEALTH DURING LIFE-
TIME. LAND AT FIRST ELECTION: over 4,050 acres.

SIGNIFICANT CHANGES IN LAND BETWEEN FIRST

ELECTION AND DEATH: sold most of his land by
1683. WEALTH AT DEATH. DIED: by May 14, 1688;
size of estate unknown.

FENDALL, PHILIP RICHARD (?-?). BORN of
age by 1756. NATIVE: fourth generation. RESIDED:
in William and Mary Parish, Charles County; left
Maryland during the Revolution; Fairfax County,
Virginia, 1786; Alexandria, Virginia, 1790. FAMILY
BACKGROUND. FATHER: Benjamin Fendall (?-
1764), clerk of Charles County from 1752 to 1756,
son of John Fendall (1674-1734). MOTHER: Elea-
nor (1710-1759), daughter of Philip Lee (ca.
1681-1744). STEPMOTHER: Priscilla (ca. 1714-
1763). UNCLES: Richard Lee (ca. 1707-1787); Ar-
thur Lee (?-1760); Francis Lee (?-1749). HALF
UNCLES: Corbin Lee (?-1774); George Lee (ca.
1736-?). STEPAUNT: Hannah Lee Bowie, who mar-
ried second, Joseph Sprigg (1736-1800). BROTH-
ERS: John (?-by 1777); Benjamin; Rev. Henry,
rector of Durham Parish, Charles County from
1767 to 1775; and Samuel. SISTER: Sarah (ca.
1732-1793), who married Thomas Contee (ca.
1729-1811). FIRST COUSINS: Thomas Sim Lee
(1745-1819); Philip Thomas Lee (1738-1778);
Richard Potts (1753-1808); Rebecca Potts, who
married Benjamin Mackall IV (1745-by 1810);
Sarah Potts, who married Thomas Gantt, Jr. (?-
1808); and Hannah Lee, who married George Pla-
ter (1735-1792). MARRIED first, on September 30,
1759, his first cousin Sarah Lettice (?-1761), eldest
daughter of Richard Lee (ca. 1707-1787); niece of
Francis Lee (?-1749), Arthur Lee (?-1760), and
Hannah Lee Bowie, who married second, Joseph
Sprigg (1736-1800); half niece of both Corbin Lee
(?-1774) and George Lee (ca. 1736-?). Her broth-
ers were Richard, Jr. (?-1834); Philip Thomas Lee
(1738-1778). Her sisters were Hannah (?-1763),

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