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

Chesley (?-1767). MOTHER: Elizabeth. UNCLE:
Thomas Trueman Greenfield (1682-1733). AUNT:
Jane Greenfield, who married Henry Holland
Hawkins (1683-1751). BROTHERS George (?-ca.
1751); Henry (?-1748). HALF BROTHER: Benjamin
Chesley (ca. 1737-?). SISTERS: Elizabeth, who mar-
ried (first name unknown) Cartwright; Rebecca.
HALF SISTER: Elizabeth, who married (first name
unknown) Pile (Peles). FIRST COUSINS: Francis
Waring (1715-1769); Josias Hawkins (ca. 1735-
1789); Eleanor Hawkins, who married George
Dent (?-1785); and Marianne Greenfield, who
married John Stoddert (?-1767). MARRIED Do-
rothy Barber, of St. Mary's County. CHILDREN.
SONS: Trueman (?-1775), who married Susannah;
Thomas. DAUGHTERS: Rebecca, who married (first
name unknown) Broome; Dorothy, who married
(first name unknown) Tubman. PRIVATE CAREER.
EDUCATION: literate. RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION: An-
glican. SOCIAL STATUS AND ACTIVITIES: Mr.,
1741. OCCUPATIONAL PROFILE: probably a
planter; owned a water mill. PUBLIC CAREER. LEG-
ISLATIVE SERVICE: Lower House, St. Mary's
County, 1758-1761. LOCAL OFFICES: churchwar-
den, All Faith's Parish, St. Mary's County, in of-
fice 1741 and 1749; inspector, Benedict warehouse,
Charles County, appointed 1750; justice, St.
Mary's County, in office 1755-at least 1773 (quo-
rum, 1768-at least 1773); vestry, All Faith's Par-
ish, 1764-at least 1768. MILITARY SERVICE: cap-
tain, by 1749. WEALTH DURING LIFETIME.

PERSONAL PROPERTY: 10 slaves, 1773. LAND AT

FIRST ELECTION. 1,018 acres in St. Mary's County
(probably all inherited). SIGNIFICANT CHANGES

IN LAND BETWEEN FIRST ELECTION AND DEATH.

sold or gave away most of his land before his
death. WEALTH AT DEATH. DIED: will probated on
April 15, 1774, in St. Mary's County. PERSONAL
PROPERTY: TEV, at least £542.4.2 current money
(including 8 slaves, 57 oz. old silver, 1 book, and 1
pair of millstones). LAND: 300 acres in St. Mary's
County.

GREENFIELD, THOMAS TRUEMAN (1682-
1733). BORN: in 1682 in Calvert County; oldest
son. NATIVE, second generation. RESIDED, in Cal-
vert County; Prince George's County, after 1695;
Resurrection Hundred, St. Mary's County, by
1708. FAMILY BACKGROUND. FATHER: Thomas

Greenfield (ca. 1649-1715). MOTHER: Martha
Trueman. UNCLES: Thomas Hollyday (ca. 1661-
1702/3); John Bigger (ca. 1654-1714); Robert
Skinner (?-1713); and Adderton Skinner (ca.
1677-1756). BROTHERS: Trueman; James; and
Micajah. SISTERS: Jane, who married Henry Hol-

land Hawkins (1683-1751); Martha; Ann; and
Elizabeth. MARRIED first, by 1708 Susannah
(1680-1730), daughter of Kenelm Cheseldyne
(1640-1708); granddaughter of Thomas Gerard
(1608-1673); niece of John Coode (ca. 1648-
1708/9), Nehemiah Blakiston (?-1693), and
Joshua Guibert (?-1713). Her brother was Kenelm
Cheseldyne (1683-1719). Her sisters were Mary
(1678-?), who married first, James Hay (?-by
1717/18), and second, George Fobes; Dryden
(1687-1760), who married first, Henry Peregrine
Jowles (1681-1720), and second, John Fobes. MAR-
RIED second, Anne (1694-1759), widow of Francis
Wilkinson; daughter of Walter Smith (?-171 1).
Her brothers were Richard (?-1732); Walter Smith
(ca. 1692-1734). Her sisters were Lucy (1688-
1770), who married Thomas Brooke (1683-1744);
Eleanor (1690-1761), who married Thomas Addi-
son (1679-1727); Rebecca (1696-1737), who mar-
ried Daniel Dulany (1685-1753); Elizabeth; and
Mary. Her nephews were Daniel Dulany, Jr.
(1722-1797); Walter Dulany (?-1773); Richard
Brooke (1716-1783); and John Addison (1713-
1764). Her nieces were Margaret Dulany, who
married first, Alexander Hamilton (1712-1756),
and second, William Murdock (?-1769); Eleanor
Brooke, who married Samuel Beall (ca. 1713-ca.
1778); and Ann Addison (1711/12-?), who mar-
ried William Murdock (?-1769). CHILDREN. SONS:
Thomas Trueman; Kenelm Trueman; Gerard
Trueman; Nathaniel; Walter (?-by 1745); and
James. DAUGHTERS. Marianne, who married by
1728 John Stoddert (?-1767); Sabrina, who mar-
ried Thomas Marshall. PRIVATE CAREER. EDUCA-
TION: literate. RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION: Anglican.
SOCIAL STATUS AND ACTIVITIES second genera-
tion burgess. OCCUPATIONAL PROFILE: planter.

PUBLIC CAREER. LEGISLATIVE SERVICE: Lower

House, St. Mary's County, 1708A (election
voided), 1708B-1711, 1712-1714 (Accounts 3, 4),
1715 (Accounts), 1716-1718 (Accounts 1-3),
1719-1721/22 (appointed sheriff before the 3rd
session; reelected to the 4th session), 1725-1727
(Laws 1-4; Elections 1-3), 1728-1731 (Laws 3).
LOCAL OFFICES: justice, St. Mary's County, 1708-
probably continuously to 1733, except for the year
he served as sheriff (quorum, 1727-1733); sheriff,
St. Mary's County, 1721. MILITARY SERVICE: cap-
tain, 1708; colonel, by 1723. WEALTH DURING

LIFETIME. LAND AT FIRST ELECTION: Over 2,300
acres; heir to the extensive landholdings of his
great-uncle Thomas Trueman (ca. 1625-1685) and
his grandfather James Trueman. WEALTH AT
DEATH. DIED: on December 10, 1733. PERSONAL
PROPERTY: TEV, £194.14.0 sterling, £1,896.14.2

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