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

Maria (1730-?); and Mary (1733-ca. 1750). PRI-

VATE CAREER. EDUCATION: literate. RELIGIOUS

AFFILIATION: Anglican, Wye Chapel, St. Paul's
Parish, Queen Anne's County. SOCIAL STATUS
AND ACTIVITIES: Gent., by 1722. OCCUPATIONAL
PROFILE: probably a planter; merchant. PUBLIC

CAREER. LEGISLATIVE SERVICE: Lower House,

Queen Anne's County, 1728-1731, 1732-1734
(Elections 1-Cv; Accounts Cv), 1734/35-1736
(Elections 1, Cv, 2; Bills of Credit 1, Cv, 2; died
before the 3rd session). LOCAL OFFICES: sheriff,
Queen Anne's County, 1724-1727; deputy com-
missary, Queen Anne's County, 1724-1733; St.
Paul's Church Vestry, St. Paul's Parish, Queen
Anne's County, in office 1728, 1732-1735; justice,
Queen Anne's County, 1729-at least 1733.

WEALTH DURING LIFETIME. LAND AT FIRST

ELECTION: at least 2,403 acres in Queen Anne's
and Talbot counties (255 acres from his father;
2,148 acres by purchase or resurvey). SIGNIFICANT

CHANGES IN LAND BETWEEN FIRST ELECTION

AND DEATH: acquired 2,390 additional acres in
Queen Anne's and Talbot counties through pur-
chase or patent. WEALTH AT DEATH. DIED: on Oc-
tober 2, 1736, in Queen Anne's County. PERSONAL
PROPERTY: TEV, £3,518.8.7 current money (in-
cluding 33 slaves, 8 servants, books, 79.25 oz. sil-
ver, large quantities of molasses and rum, and a
schooner); FB, could not be calculated, because
Hemsley's administratrix requested time to submit
another account due to foreign accounts requiring
settlement, but no additional account was found.
LAND: 4,793 acres in Queen Anne's and Talbot
counties.

HEMSLEY (HAMSLEY, HANSLEY, HEMES-
LEY, HEMSELY, HENESLEY, HENSLEY),
WILLIAM (1736/37-1812). BORN: on January 23,
1736/37, at "Cloverfields," near Queenstown,
Queen Anne's County, nearly four months after
the death of his father. NATIVE, fourth generation.
RESIDED: at "Cloverfields," Queen Anne's County.
FAMILY BACKGROUND. FATHER William Hemsley
(1703-1736), son of Philemon Hemsley (1670-
1719). STEPFATHER Robert Lloyd (ca. 1712-1770).
MOTHER: Anna Maria (1709-1763), daughter of
Richard Tilghman (1672/73-1738/39). UNCLES:
William Tilghman (1711-1782); Edward Tilgh-
man (1713-1786); James Tilghman (1716-1793);
and Matthew Tilghman (1717/18-1790). AUNTS:
Mary Tilghman (1702-ca. 1736), who married
James Earle, Jr. (ca. 1694-1739); Henrietta Maria
Tilghman (1707-1771), who married first, George
Robins (1697-1742), and second, William Golds-
borough ( 1709- 1760). BROTHERS Philemon (1728-

1752); Richard (?-died young). HALF BROTHER:
Richard Lloyd. SISTERS: Anna Maria (1726-1790);
Henrietta Maria (1730-?); and Mary (1733-ca.
1750). HALF SISTERS: Deborah Lloyd, who mar-
ried Peregrine Tilghman (ca. 1741-1807); Anna
Maria Lloyd. FIRST COUSINS: Michael Earle
(1722-1787); Richard Tilghman Earle (1728/29-
1788); Richard Tilghman (1740-1809); Matthew
Tilghman (1760-ca. 1801); James Tilghman
(1743-1809); Peregrine Tilghman (ca. 1741-1807);
James Tilghman, Jr. (ca. 1748-1796); William
Tilghman (1756-1827); Anna Maria Earle (1725-
1795), who married Thomas Ringgold (1715-
1772); Margaret Tilghman (1742-1817), who mar-
ried Charles Carroll, Barrister (1723-1783);
Elizabeth Tilghman, who married James Lloyd
(1745-1820); Anna Maria Robins (1732-1806),
who married Henry Hollyday (ca. 1725-1789);
Margaret Robins (1734-1808), who married Wil-
liam Hayward (?-1791); and Henrietta Maria Ro-
bins (1736-1791), who married James Lloyd
Chamberlaine (1732-1783). MARRIED first, on
April 3, 1758, his first cousin Henrietta Maria
(1730-1767), daughter of James Earle, Jr. (ca.
1694-1739); stepdaughter of Sarah Crapp Che-
tham; granddaughter of Richard Tilghman
(1672/73-1738/39); niece of William Tilghman
(1711-1782), Edward Tilghman (1713-1786),
James Tilghman (1716-1793), Matthew Tilghman
(1717/18-1790), Elizabeth Earle (ca. 1694-?), who
married William Turbutt (1683/84-1739), Hen-
rietta Maria Tilghman (1707-1771), who married
first, George Robins (1697- 1742), and second, Wil-
liam Goldsborough (1709- 1760), and Anna Maria
Tilghman (1709-1763), who married first, William
Hemsley (1703-1736), and second, Robert Lloyd
(ca. 1712-1770). Her brothers were Michael Earle
(1722-1787); Richard (1727-1728); Richard
Tilghman Earle (1728/29-1788); Joseph (1732-
1732); and James (1734-1810). Her half brother
was Joseph Earle (1739-1777). Her sister was
Anna Maria (1725-1795), who married Thomas
Ringgold (1715-1772). Her first cousins were
Richard Tilghman (1740-1809); Matthew Tilgh-
man (1760-ca. 1801); James Tilghman (1743-
1809); Peregrine Tilghman (ca. 1741-1807); James
Tilghman, Jr. (ca. 1748-1796); William Tilghman
(1756-1827); Anna Maria Turbutt, who married
Edward Tilghman (1713-1786); Elizabeth Turbutt
(?-ca. 1760), who married Thomas Harris (?-
1760); Deborah Lloyd, who married Peregrine
Tilghman (ca. 1741-1807); Margaret Tilghman
(1742- 1817), who married Charles Carroll, Barris-
ter (1723-1783); Anna Maria Tilghman (?-1817),
who married William Hemsley (1736/37-1812);

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