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BIOGRAPHIES FIT

SERVICE: Convention, Frederick County, 9th,
1776; Lower House, Frederick County, 1778-1779
(Laws to Expire 2; Claims 3). LOCAL OFFICES:
Committee of Observation, Frederick County, in
office 1776; deputy of the committee to recom-
mend officers for the two German companies and
lieutenants for the rifle company, Frederick
County, 1776; sheriff, Frederick County, 1782-at
least 1785; collector of tax, Frederick County, in
office 1785. MILITARY SERVICE: supplied a substi-
tute to serve in the militia, 1778. WEALTH DURING

LIFETIME. PERSONAL PROPERTY, assessed value

£250.0.0, including 3 slaves and 3 oz. plate, 1782.
LAND AT FIRST ELECTION: at least 172 acres in
Frederick County and 2 lots in Frederick Town,
Frederick County. SIGNIFICANT CHANGES IN

LAND BETWEEN FIRST ELECTION AND DEATH:
sold one and three-fourths lots in Frederick Town,
by 1782. WEALTH AT DEATH. DIED: on August 16,
1787, in Frederick Town, Frederick County. PER-
SONAL PROPERTY: TEV, at least £315.14.3 current
money (including 4 slaves). LAND: ca. 172 acres,
plus one-fourth of a lot in Frederick Town, Fred-
erick County. His property was seized after his
death to pay £7,690.3.0, tax monies he allegedly
owed the state as Frederick County tax collector;
at least 13.25 acres of land seized by the state was
later recovered by his wife and Fischer's name was
cleared.

FISHER, THOMAS (?-1721/22). BORN: of age
by 1699. NATIVE: probably, if so, probably second
generation. RESIDED: in Talbot County (later be-
came, part of Queen Anne's County). FAMILY
BACKGROUND. FATHER: Thomas Fisher, Gent. (?-
ca. 1698), of Kent Island, Talbot County; a mer-
chant. MOTHER: Anne. MARRIED by 1699 Sarah.
CHILDREN. SONS: Thomas; John; Joseph; Richard;
William; and Flower. DAUGHTERS: Susanna; Jane;
Elizabeth; Sarah; and Mary. PRIVATE CAREER.
EDUCATION: literate. OCCUPATIONAL PROFILE:
planter. PUBLIC CAREER. LEGISLATIVE SERVICE:
Lower House, Queen Anne's County, 1719-
1721/22 (Aggrievances 1-4). LOCAL OFFICES:
commissioner to lay out fifty acres for a town at
the mouth of Tuckahoe Creek, Queen Anne's
County, appointed 1708; justice, Queen Anne's
County, 1710-1721/22 (quorum, 1716-1721/22).

MILITARY SERVICE: captain. WEALTH DURING
LIFETIME. LAND AT FIRST ELECTION 2,827 acres
in Queen Anne's and Dorchester counties (2,147
acres, the remainder of 2,747 acres inherited from
his father; 680 acres by purchase). SIGNIFICANT

CHANGES IN LAND BETWEEN FIRST ELECTION

AND DEATH: surveyed 166 acres in Queen Anne's

and Dorchester counties. WEALTH AT DEATH.
DIED: will probated on March 1, 1721/22, in
Queen Anne's County. PERSONAL PROPERTY:
TEV, £764.19.2 (including 6 slaves, 1 servant, and
books); FB, £747.4.4. LAND: 2,993 acres in Queen
Anne's and Dorchester counties.

FITZHERBERT, EDWARD (?-?). IMMIGRATED
in 1670 as a free adult. RESIDED: in St. Mary's
County; probably returned to England, 1673.
FAMILY BACKGROUND. BROTHER: John, who mar-
ried Mary, daughter of Giles Brent (1600-ca.
1671/72) and wife Kittamaquund. PRIVATE CA-
REER. EDUCATION: almost certainly literate and
probably well educated. RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION:
Catholic. SOCIAL STATUS AND ACTIVITIES: very
high status on arrival; Esq., by 1670/71; ap-
pointed to the Council within a few months of his
arrival in the colony; no record of his presence in
colony after November 1673. OCCUPATIONAL PRO-
FILE: probably a planter. PUBLIC CAREER. LEGIS-
LATIVE SERVICE: Upper House, 1671 (no atten-
dance recorded after the 2nd session). OTHER
PROVINCIAL OFFICES: Council, 1670/71-1673;
justice, Provincial Court, 1670/71-1673. LOCAL
OFFICES: alderman, St. Mary's City, 1671. MILI-
TARY SERVICE: major, 1671-1673.

FITZHUGH, WILLIAM (ca. 1722-1798) BORN
ca. 1722 in Virginia. IMMIGRATED ca. 1752 from
Virginia. RESIDED: in Calvert County until ca.
1793; Washington County, ca. 1793-1798. FAMILY
BACKGROUND. FATHER: George Fitzhugh (ca.
1690-1722), of Virginia. MOTHER: Mary (ca. 1697-
1728), daughter of Col. George Mason, of Vir-
ginia. MARRIED first, (first name unknown),
widow of George Turberville; daughter of Richard
Lee, of London, England. MARRIED second, in
January 1752 Ann (1727-1793), widow of John
Rousby (1728-1750/51); daughter of Peregrine
Frisby(1688- 1739); granddaughter of both Nicho-
las Sewall (ca. 1655-1737) and James Frisby (ca.
1651-1704); niece of Thomas Frisby (1681-ca.
1715/16) and James Frisby (1684-1719). Her
brothers were Peregrine Frisby (1713/14-?); Nich-
olas (?-died in infancy); James (?-died in infancy);
and James (1722-1755). Her sisters were Susannah
(1718-?); Sarah (1727-?); and Elizabeth (1729/30-
?). Her first cousin was Ariana Margaret Frisby
(1717-?), who married William Harris (1704-
1748). Her nephews were Peregrine Tilghman (ca.
1741-1807); James Tilghman (1743-1809). Her
niece was Henrietta Maria Lloyd (?-1822), who
married William Hayward, Jr. (ca. 1758-1834).
CHILDREN. SONS: George, who was an intimate

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