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

Mary (?-by 1678), daughter of Matthew Howard
and wife Ann. UNCLE: Cornelius Howard (?-1680).
AUNT: Elizabeth Howard, who married Henry
Ridgeley (?-1710). BROTHERS: Thomas Hammond
(?--ca. 1724/25); John Hammond (ca. 1665-
1742/43); and William (?-1711/12), who married
Elizabeth Cockey. SISTERS: Mary, who married
Cornelius Howard (ca. 1670-1717), son of Cornel-
ius Howard (?-1680); and Elizabeth, who married
first, Richard Moss, and second, Thomas Cockey.
FIRST COUSINS: Matthew Howard (ca. 1675-1750);
Sarah Howard, who married first, John Worthing-
ton (1650-1701), and second, John Brice (?-1713).
MARRIED his first cousin Hannah (1678-1752),
daughter of Philip Howard and wife Ruth Bald-
win; niece of both Cornelius Howard (?-1680) and
Mary Howard, who married John Hammond
(1643-1707). Hannah subsequently married Ed-
mond Benson (1687-1734). Her first cousins were
Matthew Howard (ca. 1675-1750); Sarah Howard,
who married first, John Worthington (1650-1701),
and second, John Brice (?-1713). CHILDREN. SONS:
Charles Hammond (1692/93-1772), who married
in 1715 Rachel (?-1748/49), widow of Charles
Greenberry (1672-1713) and daughter of John
Stimpson; Philip Hammond (1697-1760), who
married first, Comfort, and second, Rachel (1711-
1781), daughter of John Brice (?-1713); John (?-
1755), who married Ann, daughter of Edward
Dorsey (?-1705); Rezin (?-1739); and Nathaniel
(1708-1762), who married Ann Welsh. DAUGH-
TERS Mehitabel (Hamutel) (baptized 1713-?), who
married Charles Worthington (1701-?), son of
John Worthington (1650-1701); and Ruth (bap-
tized 1713-?), who married first, in 1730 Peasley
Ingram, and second, Thomas Franklin (ca. 1706-

1788). PRIVATE CAREER. EDUCATION: literate. RE-
LIGIOUS AFFILIATION: Anglican. SOCIAL STATUS

AND ACTIVITIES second generation burgess. OC-
CUPATIONAL PROFILE: planter; merchant. PUBLIC

CAREER. LEGISLATIVE SERVICE: Lower House,

Anne Arundel County, 1710-1711 (elected to the
3rd session), 1712-1713 (died before the 3rd ses-
sion). LOCAL OFFICE justice, Anne Arundel
County, by 1702-1713 (quorum, 1708-1713). MIL-
ITARY SERVICE: officer, by 1696; major, 1708-

1713. WEALTH DURING LIFETIME. LAND AT

FIRST ELECTION over 1,039 acres (796 acres inher-
ited from his father). WEALTH AT DEATH. DIED on
November 23, 1713. PERSONAL PROPERTY: TEV,
£1,090.14.0 sterling (including 14 slaves); FB,
£1,056.10.2. LAND ca. 1,500 acres.

HAMMOND, CHARLES (1692/93-1772)
BORN in 1692/93 in St. Anne's Parish, Anne

Arundel County; eldest son. NATIVE: fourth gener-
ation. RESIDED: on the north side of the Severn
River, Anne Arundel County. FAMILY BACK-
GROUND. FATHER: Charles Hammond (ca. 1670-
1713), son of John Hammond (1643-1707). STEP-
FATHER: Edmond Benson (1687-1734). MOTHER:
Hannah, daughter of Philip Howard and wife
Ruth Baldwin. UNCLES: Thomas Hammond (?-ca.
1724/25); John Hammond (1665-1742/43).
BROTHERS: John (?-1755); Philip Hammond
(1697-1760); Rezin (?-1739); and Nathaniel
(1708-1762). SISTERS: Hamutel; Ruth, who mar-
ried second, Thomas Franklin (ca. 1706-1787).
FIRST COUSIN: Thomas Hammond (1693-?). NEPH-
EWS: John Hammond (1735-1784); Rezin Ham-
mond (1745-1809); Matthias Hammond (1740-
1786); Nathan Hammond (1731-1811); and Rezin
Hammond (?-1783). MARRIED on October 24,
1715, Rachel (?-1748/49), widow of Charles
Greenberry (1672-1713); daughter of John Stimp-
son, Gent. (?-by 1692), of Anne Arundel County,
and wife Rachel (?-after 1724), widow of Neale
Clarke (?-1676); stepdaughter of Robert Proctor
(?-by 1695), Richard Kilburne (?-by 1698), and
Thomas Freeborne (?-1713); granddaughter of
Richard Beard (?-1681). Her brother was John (?-
by 1718). Her sister was Comfort (ca. 1684-ca.
1747), who married John Dorsey (ca. 1682-?). Her
nephew was John Hammond Dorsey (1718-1774).
CHILDREN. DAUGHTER: Ann (1716-1785); who
married first, Thomas Homewood, and second,
William Govane (1716/17-1768). Hammond sup-
ported his daughter in her suit against William
Govane (1716/17-1768) for cruelty and for the
mismanagement of the estate of Thomas Home-
wood. Hammond assisted in the maintenance of
his grandchildren, and after 1750 administered the
Homewood estate. PRIVATE CAREER. EDUCATION:
literate. RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION: Anglican, St.
Margaret's Parish, Anne Arundel County. SOCIAL
STATUS AND ACTIVITIES: Gent., 1718; Esq., by
1736; Hon., by 1748. OCCUPATIONAL PROFILE:
planter; officeholder. PUBLIC CAREER. LEGISLA-
TIVE SERVICE Upper House, 1735/36-1737 (ap-
pointed before convention), 1738, 1739-1741,
1742-1744, 1745, 1745/46-1748, 1749-1751,
1751-1754, 1754-1757, 1757-1758, 1758-1761,
1762-1763, 1765-1766, 1768-1770, 1771. OTHER
PROVINCIAL OFFICES justice, Provincial Court,
1732-at least 1735 (quorum, 1734, 1735); commis-
sioner of the Paper Currency Office, 1733/34-
1766; Council, 1735-1772 (qualified on July 15,
1735; president 1768-1772); treasurer, Western
Shore, 1736-1772. LOCAL OFFICES: justice, Court
of Oyer and Terminer and Gaol Delivery, Anne

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