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

deputy grand master from 1791 to 1794; one of
the original corporators of Easton Academy in
1798, and first secretary of its' board of trustees;
president of the Society for the Promotion of Agri-
culture and Rural Economy for the Eastern Shore
of Maryland, 1805; president of the Board of
Trustees of the Agricultural Society for the East-
ern Shore in 1823, and reelected in 1825. ADDI-
TIONAL COMMENTS. Hammond had a hearing de-
fect. OCCUPATIONAL PROFILE: lawyer; president of
the Farmers Bank, Easton, Talbot County, 1805-
1808, 1813-1830. PUBLIC CAREER. LEGISLATIVE

SERVICE: Senate, Eastern Shore, Term of 1786-
1791: 1788 (elected on November 28, 1788 to fill
vacancy; qualified on December 8, 1788), 1789,
1790, Term of 1791-1796: 1793 (elected on No-
vember 16, 1793 to fill vacancy; declined to serve
on November 22, 1793), Term of 1796-1801: 1796
(did not serve), 1797, 1798 (did not serve), 1799,
1800 (resigned on November 26, 1800). OTHER
STATE OFFICE: Constitution Ratification Conven-
tion, Dorchester County, 1788. LOCAL OFFICES:
clerk, Dorchester County, 1777-1788; Maryland
Senate elector, Dorchester County, elected 1786;
Great Choptank Parish Vestry, Dorchester
County, in office 1788-1791; justice, Orphans'
Court, Dorchester County, commissioned and re-
signed 1791. STANDS ON PUBLIC/PRIVATE ISSUES.
Hammond introduced a bill entitled "An Act to
promote the gradual abolition of Slavery and to
prevent the rigorous Exportation of Negros [sic]
and Mulattos from this State" into the Maryland
Senate at the November Session, 1789; the bill
occassioned much conversation amongst the mem-
bers and the populace, and many members of the
House of Delegates professed a strong aversion to
it; to "avoid the temper and Irritation" that dis-
cussion of such a bill would have caused, it was
tabled. WEALTH DURING LIFETIME. PERSONAL
PROPERTY: assessed value £473.10.0, including 12
slaves and 60 oz. plate, Talbot County, 1798; ob-
tained £895.8.4 current money through second
marriage, ca. 1801; assessed value $2,328.00, in-
cluding 17 slaves and 60 oz. plate, Talbot County,
1817. LAND AT FIRST ELECTION: lots in Cam-
bridge, Dorchester County. SIGNIFICANT

CHANGES IN LAND BETWEEN FIRST ELECTION
AND DEATH, owned 15 acres in Talbot County,
1798; obtained lots in Easton, Talbot County, plus
other real estate in Talbot County, through second
marriage, 1804; owned a total of 959 acres in Tal-
bot County, 1817; resurveyed several tracts in Tal-
bot County between 1820 and 1827 for a net gain
of 54 acres. WEALTH AT DEATH. DIED: on Novem-
ber 11, 1830, in Talbot County; buried at "Rat-

cliffe," Talbot County. PERSONAL PROPERTY: re-
quested no appraisal of his estate; assessed value
$1,508.00, including 16 slaves and 70 oz. plate,
Talbot County, 1832. LAND: 785 acres in Talbot
County, plus lots in Dorchester County.

HAMMOND, PHILIP (1697-1760) BORN in
1697 in St. Anne's Parish, Anne Arundel County;
probably second son. NATIVE: fourth generation.
RESIDED: at "Howard's Adventure," Anne Arun-
del County, and "Acton," adjacent to Annapolis,
Anne Arundel County. FAMILY BACKGROUND.
FATHER: Charles Hammond (ca. 1670-1713), son
of John Hammond (1643-1707). STEPFATHER: Ed-
mond Benson (1687-1734). MOTHER: Hannah,
daughter of Philip Howard and wife Ruth Bald-
win. UNCLES: Thomas Hammond (?-ca. 1724/25);
John Hammond (ca. 1665-1742/43). BROTHERS:
Charles Hammond (1692/93-1772); John (?-
1755); Nathan (1708-1762); and Rezin (?-1739).
SISTERS: Hamutel; Ruth, who married second,
Thomas Franklin (ca. 1706-1787). FIRST COUSIN:
Thomas Hammond (1693-?). NEPHEWS Nathan
Hammond (1731-1811); Rezin Hammond (?-
1783). NIECE: Anne Hammond (1716-?), who
married second, William Govane (1716/17-1768).
MARRIED first, Comfort Duval. MARRIED second,
Rachel (1711-1786), daughter of John Brice (?-
1713); niece of Matthew Howard (ca. 1675-1750).
Her brother was John (1705-1766). Her half
brother was Thomas Worthington (ca. 1691-1753).
Her sister was Anne (1708-1765), who married
Vachel Denton (ca. 1696-1752). Her nephews were
John Brice (1738-1820); James Brice( 1746- 1801);
and Benedict Brice (1749- 17 86). Her half nephews
were Samuel Worthington (1734-1815); Brice T. B.
Worthington (1727-1794); and Nicholas Worthing-
ton (1734-1793). CHILDREN. SONS: Joshua (1719-
died a minor); Charles (1729-by 1786); John Ham-
mond (1735-1784); Philip (?-1783); Denton (?-
1782); Matthias Hammond (1740-1786); and Re-
zin Hammond (1745-1809). DAUGHTER: Anne,
who married (first name unknown) Hopkins. PRI-
VATE CAREER. EDUCATION: literate. RELIGIOUS

AFFILIATION: Anglican, St. Anne's Parish, Anne
Arundel County; undertook to have a chapel of
ease completed for the parishioners in the north-
ern part of the county, 1729. SOCIAL STATUS AND
ACTIVITIES Gent, and Esq., by death. OCCUPA-
TIONAL PROFILE: planter; established Philip Ham-
mond & Co. in 1729 and remained active as a
merchant until his death. PUBLIC CAREER. LEGIS-
LATIVE SERVICE: Lower House, Anne Arundel
County, 1732-1734 (Laws 1-Cv), 1734/35-1737
(Laws 1, Cv, 2-4; Elections 1, Cv, 2^0, 1738

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