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HAM BIOGRAPHIES

estate overpaid £24.0.0. LAND: at least 500 acres,
probably much more.

HAMMOND, THOMAS (1693-?). BORN: on De-
cember 19, 1693, in St. Margaret's Parish, Anne
Arundel County; eldest son. NATIVE: fourth gener-
ation. RESIDED: on Kent Island, Queen Anne's
County, by 1722; Kent County, 1723; Queen An-
ne's County, 1724-at least 1751. FAMILY BACK-
GROUND. FATHER: William Hammond (?-
1710/11), of Anne Arundel County, son of John
Hammond (1643-1707). STEPFATHER: James Go-
vane, Gent. (?-1739), of Anne Arundel County.
MOTHER: Elizabeth (?-ca. 1731), daughter of Wil-
liam Cockey and wife Sarah. UNCLES: Thomas
Hammond (?-ca. 1724/25); John Hammond (ca.
1665-1742/43); and Charles Hammond (ca. 1670-
1713). BROTHERS: Mordecai (1695-1746), of Anne
Arundel County, who married in 1719 Frances,
daughter of Rev. John Lillingston (?-1709); Benja-
min (1706/7-?), who married first, Sarah Eagle,
and second, Margaret Talbot; Lawrence (1709-
1784), who married first, Ruth Greniffe, and sec-
ond, Margaret Hughes; William (1710/11-?), who
married Mary Merriken. HALF BROTHER: William
Govane (1716/17-1768). SISTERS: Sarah (1691/92-
?); Susannah (1697-?), who married Carpenter
Lillingston (?-ca. 1724), of Queen Anne's County,
son of Rev. John Lillingston (?-1709), but by the
time her husband made his will he stated that she
had left his home and was therefore disbarred
from any part of his estate; and Jane (1700-1703).
FIRST COUSINS: Charles Hammond (1692/93-
1772); Philip Hammond (1697-1760); and Ruth
Hammond, who married second, Thomas Frank-
lin (ca. 1706-1787). MARRIED first, on January 6,
1714, Jane (?-by 1738), widow of John Wells (1-
1714); daughter of Rev. John Lillingston (?-1709),
rector of St. Paul's Parish in Queen Anne's
County from 1691 to 1709, and wife Mary Car-
penter; granddaughter of Symon Carpenter (?-
1670) and wife Elizabeth (?-1702); stepgrand-
daugher of Henry Coursey (ca. 1629-1695). Her
brothers were Carpenter (?-ca. 1724), who mar-
ried Susannah (1697-?), daughter of William
Hammond (?- 1710/11); George. Her sisters were
Mary; Frances, who married Mordecai Hammond
(1695-1746), son of William Hammond (?-
1710/11). Her first cousins were James Earle, Jr.
(ca. 1694-1739); Elizabeth Earle (ca. 1694-?), who
married William Turbutt (1683/84-1739). MAR.
RIED second, by 1738 Elizabeth. CHILDREN. SONS:
Lillingston (1719-?); Thomas (1720-?), who mar-
ried Sarah. STEPSON: John Wells (ca. 1704-?).
STEPDAUGHTER: Mary Ann Wells (1714-?). PRI-

VATE CAREER. EDUCATION: literate. RELIGIOUS

AFFILIATION: Anglican. OCCUPATIONAL PROFILE:
planter. PUBLIC CAREER. LEGISLATIVE SERVICE:
Lower House, Queen Anne's County, 1741
(elected to the 3rd session to fill vacancy), 1742-
1744, 1745, 1745/46-1748. LOCAL OFFICES:
counter of tobacco plants, Queen Anne's County,
appointed 1729 (declined); St. Paul's Parish Ves-
try, Queen Anne's County, 1735-1738; justice,
Queen Anne's County, 1749-1751. WEALTH DUR-
ING LIFETIME. LAND AT FIRST ELECTION: 380
acres in Queen Anne's County (had inherited 510
acres in Anne Arundel County from his father,
but sold all of it before his first election; life estate
to 305 acres in Queen Anne's County through his
first marriage; 75 acres in Queen Anne's County
by purchase). SIGNIFICANT CHANGES IN LAND

BETWEEN FIRST ELECTION AND DEATH: pur-
chased 60 acres in Queen Anne's County in 1749;
sold his rights to the 305 acres owned by his first
wife and the 75 acres that he had purchased before
his first election in June 1751. In October 1751 he
sold the 60-acre tract purchased in 1749. ADDI-
TIONAL COMMENTS. A few days after Hammond
sold his last tract of land he executed a deed stat-
ing that he was indebted to Mr. Charles Brown &
Co., merchants, for at least 9,000 pounds of to-
bacco; and, "not having wherewith to pay them,"
he requested that all the tobacco due to him for
his services as an assemblyman and justice of the
peace for Queen Anne's County be assigned to
Brown to pay his debts. In addition he assigned all
the tobacco on his dwelling plantation to Brown.
WEALTH AT DEATH. DIED: after 1751, probably
heavily in debt. LAND: none.

HANCE, SAMUEL (?-?). BORN: probably in Cal-
vert County, of age by 1753. NATIVE: third genera-
tion. RESIDED: in Calvert County; Talbot County,
1785. FAMILY BACKGROUND. FATHER: Benjamin
Hance (1684-1738), of "Overton," Calvert
County, son of John Hance (?-1709) and wife Sa-
rah. MOTHER: Mary, daughter of Col. Francis
Hutchins and wife Elizabeth. SISTER: Mary, who
married ca. 1736 James John Mackall (1717-
1772). NEPHEWS: John Mackall (1740-1799); Ben-
jamin Mackall IV (1745-by 1810). CHILDREN.
SON: Benjamin. PRIVATE CAREER. EDUCATION:
literate. RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION: Anglican; his
grandfather was a Quaker. SOCIAL STATUS AND

ACTIVITIES: Mr., 1781. OCCUPATIONAL PROFILE:

probably a planter. PUBLIC CAREER. LEGISLATIVE
SERVICE: Lower House, Calvert County, 1777-
1778 (elected, but did not attend). LOCAL OFFICES:
justice, Calvert County, commissioned 1777 (did

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