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A Biographical Dictionary of the Maryland Legislature 1635-1789 by Edward C. Papenfuse, et. al.
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Levin (?-1732), a justice of Dorchester County by
1709, who married Mary (?-1757), daughter of
Henry Hooper (ca. 1643-1720); Thomas, who mar-
ried Elizabeth, daughter of Roger Woolford (1670-
1730). DAUGHTER: Ann (1684-1733), who married
John Rider (1686-1739/40). PRIVATE CAREER.
EDUCATION: literate. RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION:
Protestant. SOCIAL STATUS AND ACTIVITIES: no
title on earliest appearance in records; Mr., by
1690; his sons held no known provincial office.

OCCUPATIONAL PROFILE, planter. PUBLIC CA-
REER. LEGISLATIVE SERVICE: Lower House, Dor-
chester County, 1694-1697, 1697/98-1700, 1710-
1711 (elected to the 3rd session). OTHER PROVIN-
CIAL OFFICE: justice, Provincial Court, 1704-
1707. LOCAL OFFICES: justice, Dorchester County,
1690-1697, 1706-1707 (quorum, 1694-1697,
1706-1707). MILITARY SERVICE: major, by 1698-

1722. WEALTH DURING LIFETIME. LAND AT

FIRST ELECTION: ca. 944 acres. WEALTH AT
DEATH. DIED: will probated on August 6, 1722.
PERSONAL PROPERTY: TEV, £722.18.11 (including
1 1 slaves). LAND: over 1,680 acres.

HICKS, WILLIAM (ca. 1732-?). BORN: ca. 1732
in St. Mary's County. NATIVE: second generation.
RESIDED: in St. Mary's County; Whitehaven,
Cumberland County, England, by 1749; St.
Mary's County, by 1753; Whitehaven, Cumber-
land County, England, 1759. FAMILY BACK-
GROUND. FATHER: Capt. John Hicks (?-1753),
who immigrated from Whitehaven, Cumberland
County, England. He was a sea captain, tobacco
planter, and justice of the peace for St. Mary's
County by 1730, sheriff for St. Mary's County in
1732, and a judge of the Provincial Court from
1738 to 1742. MOTHER: Ann. BROTHER George.
SISTERS: Mary, who married William Hennor
(Kenner?), of Cherry Point, Northumberland
County, Virginia; Elizabeth, of England, who mar-
ried (first name unknown) Hall. MARRIED between
1753 and 1757 Priscilla, daughter of William
Hebb (?-1758), of St. Mary's County, and wife
Hopewell (?-ca. 1769). Her brother was Vernon.
Her sisters were Elizabeth, who married (first
name unknown) Wilson; Grace, who married (first
name unknown) Gwyther; and Ann, who married
Edward Fenwick. CHILDREN. SON: (first name un-
known). Possibly other children. PRIVATE CA-
REER. EDUCATION educated in Whitehaven, Cum-
berland County, England. RELIGIOUS
AFFILIATION Anglican; his mother was a Catho-
lic. SOCIAL STATUS AND ACTIVITIES: Esq., by
1759. OCCUPATIONAL PROFILE a merchant and
factor; continued the factorial business of his uncle

in Whitehaven, Cumberland County, England;
sent large cargoes of goods to Maryland in return
for shipments of tobacco. PUBLIC CAREER. LEGIS-
LATIVE SERVICE: Lower House, St. Mary's

County, 1754-1757. OUT OF COLONY SERVICE:

high sheriff, Cumberland County, England, 1772;
magistrate, Cumberland County, England, period
of service unknown. STANDS ON PUBLIC/PRIVATE
ISSUES: Hicks left Maryland with his wife and fam-
ily in 1759 to settle in Whitehaven, Cumberland
County, England. He never returned to Maryland.
During the Revolution his property in Maryland
and Virginia was confiscated and sold. William
sent his son to Maryland in 1784 in an unsuccess-
ful attempt to recover what he had lost. WEALTH

DURING LIFETIME. PERSONAL PROPERTY:
£425.11.6 sterling, plus outstanding debts of ap-
proximately £300 sterling as of September 12,
1775, according to his petition concerning his con-
fiscated property. LAND AT FIRST ELECTION: at
least 232 acres in St. Mary's County, and 1 lot in
Alexandria, Virginia (all inherited from his father
and an uncle). SIGNIFICANT CHANGES IN LAND

BETWEEN FIRST ELECTION AND DEATH: He ac-
quired 750 acres by deed in St. Mary's County
and resurveyed it into a 1,003-acre tract, 1757.
Hicks's lands (consisting of 1 lot in Alexandria,
Virginia, and 1,055 acres in St. Mary's County)
were confiscated and sold during the Revolution.
WEALTH AT DEATH. DIED: after 1784, probably in
Whitehaven, Cumberland County, England. PER-
SONAL PROPERTY: size of estate unknown. LAND:
probably owned land in England; all land in
Maryland and Virginia was confiscated and sold.

HILL, CLEMENT (?-1708). IMMIGRATED: by
1665/66 as a free adult. RESIDED: in St. Mary's
County. MARRIED Elizabeth, widow of Luke Gar-
diner (1622-1674); daughter of RJchard Hatton;
stepdaughter of Richard Banks (ca. 1612-ca.
1667); niece of Thomas Hatton (?-1654/55). Her
brothers were William Hatton (?-1712), who mar-
ried Elizabeth Wilkinson; and Richard, who mar-
ried by 1674 Ann (1659-?), daughter of John Price
(ca. 1607-1660/61). Her sisters were Elinor
(1642-1725), who married first, Thomas Brooke
(1632-1676), and second, Henry Darnall (ca.
1645-1711); Mary, who married Zachary Wade
(ca. 1627-1678); and Barbara, who married James
Johnson (?-?). CHILDREN. STEPSONS: Richard Gar-
diner (?-1687); John Gardiner; Luke Gardiner;
and Thomas Gardiner. PRIVATE CAREER. EDUCA-
TION: literate. RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION: Catholic.
SOCIAL STATUS AND ACTIVITIES: his marriage
brought rapid upward mobility. OCCUPATIONAL

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