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A Biographical Dictionary of the Maryland Legislature 1635-1789 by Edward C. Papenfuse, et. al.
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vants); FB, £181.9.9. LAND: 1,671 acres in Anne
Arundel and Baltimore counties, plus 1 lot in An-
napolis.

GEORGE, JOSHUA (ca. 1695-1748). BORN: ca.
1695. IMMIGRATED: arrived in the colony by Octo-
ber 1720. RESIDED: in Annapolis, Anne Arundel
County; Cecil County, by 1728. MARRIED in May
1722 Allice Docwray. CHILDREN. SONS: Maj.
Joshua; Sidney George (?-1774). DAUGHTERS:
Mary, who married by 1766 James Louttet; Alice,
who married by 1749 Charles Gordon. PRIVATE

CAREER. EDUCATION: literate. RELIGIOUS AFFILIA-
TION: Protestant. SOCIAL STATUS AND ACTIVITIES:
Gent., 1730, Esq. at death. OCCUPATIONAL PRO-
RLE lawyer, admitted to the following courts:
Annapolis Mayor's Court in April 1721; Anne
Arundel County in August 1721; Baltimore
County in March 1721/22; Provincial Court in
April 1722; Prince George's County in June 1722;
Court of Chancery by July 1722; Cecil County by
June 1723; Kent County by November 1731;
Queen Anne's County in November 1739. Planter.
PUBLIC CAREER. LEGISLATIVE SERVICE: Lower
House, Cecil County, 1728-1731 (Laws 1-5),
1732-1734 (Laws 1-Cv), 1734/35-1737 (Laws 1,
Cv, 2-4; Elections 1, Cv, 2-4), 1738 (Laws; Elec-
tions), 1739-1741 (Laws Cv-3), 1742-1744 (Laws
1, 2), 1745 (Laws), 1745/46-1748 (Laws 1-3, 4).
OTHER PROVINCIAL OFFICE: surveyor general,
Western Shore, 1746-1748. LOCAL OFFICES clerk
of Indictments, Baltimore County, commissioned
1722, 1723, and 1733, Cecil County, commis-
sioned 1724. WEALTH DURING LIFETIME. LAND
AT FIRST ELECTION: he was leasing a house and
part of a lot in Annapolis by April 1723; 521 acres
in Baltimore County, which he sold to Charles
Carroll (1691-1755) the year of his first election,
1728. SIGNIFICANT CHANGES IN LAND BETWEEN
FIRST ELECTION AND DEATH: purchased 2,803
acres in Cecil County and sold 550 acres in Cecil
County, 1730-1744. WEALTH AT DEATH. DIED:
between November 1 and December 16, 1748, in
Cecil County. PERSONAL PROPERTY: TEV,
£3,460.17.0 current money (including 46 slaves,
law books, books on other topics, 19 oz. plate,
and carpenter's tools); FB, £550.18.0. LAND: at
least 1,258 acres, possibly as much as 2,803 acres
in Cecil County.

GEORGE, SIDNEY (?-1774). BORN: in Cecil
County, of age by 1748; eldest son. NATIVE: sec-
ond generation. RESIDED: in Cecil County. FAMILY
BACKGROUND. FATHER: Joshua George (ca. 1695-
1748). MOTHER: Allice Docwray. BROTHER: Maj.

Joshua. SISTERS: Mary; Alice. CHILDREN. SONS:
Sidney, a justice of the Orphans' Court of Cecil
County from 1802 to 1805, who married Mary;
Joshua, who was underage in 1774. DAUGHTERS:
Rebecca, who was underage in 1774; Sarah, who
was underage in 1774. PRIVATE CAREER. EDUCA-
TION: literate. RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION: Protestant.

SOCIAL STATUS AND ACTIVITIES: Gent., 1749. OC-
CUPATIONAL PROFILE: attorney, admitted to the
following courts: Baltimore County by March
1754; Cecil County by March 1759. PUBLIC CA-
REER. LEGISLATIVE SERVICE: Lower House, Cecil
County, 1751-1754. LOCAL OFFICE: justice, Cecil
County, 1762-at least 1769 (quorum, 1768-at
least 1769). WEALTH DURING LIFETIME. LAND AT
FIRST ELECTION: 1,000 acres in Cecil County (in-
herited from his father); also controlled 776 acres
in Cecil County during the minority of his brother

Joshua. SIGNIFICANT CHANGES IN LAND BE-
TWEEN FIRST ELECTION AND DEATH: Owned

1,513 acres in Cecil County, 1767; purchased and
quickly sold a 2,900-acre tract in Kent County for
a profit of £250.0.0, 1765-1767; relinquished con-
trol of his brother's land when Joshua reached his
majority. WEALTH AT DEATH. DIED: between
March 2 and April 21, 1774, in Cecil County.
LAND: 1,513 acres in Cecil County.

GERARD, THOMAS (1608-1673). BORN: in
1608 at New Hall, Lancashire, England; oldest
son. IMMIGRATED: in 1638 as a free adult; re-
turned to England in 1640, but resettled in the
colony with his family soon thereafter. RESIDED:
on St. Clement's Manor, St. Mary's County;
moved to Virginia, 1664. FAMILY BACKGROUND.
FATHER: John Gerard, of New Hall, England, son
of Thomas Gerard and wife Jane, of Garswood,
England. MOTHER: Isabell. BROTHERS: Mar-
maduke; William; Francis; and Richard. MARRIED
first, Susannah, daughter of John Snowe, of
Brookehouse, Chedulton, England. Her brothers
were Abel; Justinian; and Marmaduke. MARRIED
second, Rose Tucker. CHILDREN. SONS: Thomas
(?-1686), a justice of St. Mary's County from 1676
to 1679, who married Ann (?-1702/3), daughter
of Richard Hawkins or William Smallwood; Jus-
tinian (?-1688), a justice of St. Mary's County
from 1676 to 1677, who married Sarah; and John,
who married Elizabeth. DAUGHTERS: Susannah,
who married first, Robert Slye (ca. 1628-1670/71),
and second, John Coode (ca. 1648-1708/9); Fran-
ces, who married first, Thomas Speke, second,
Valentine Peyton, third, John Appleton, fourth,
John Washington, and fifth, William Hardwick;
Temperance, who married first, Daniel Hutt, sec-

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