(1742-?); Martha (1747-?); Mary (1753-?); and
Nancy, who married (first name unknown) Moore.
HALF SISTERS: Sally (of age in 1785-?); Martha
Outerbridge (of age in 1785-?). MARRIED first,
(first name unknown), daughter of Rev. Alexander
Adams, Jr. (ca. 1725-1767), of St. James Parish at
Herring Creek, Anne Arundel County from 1748
to 1767, and wife Sarah Jones (?-ca. 1782); niece
of both William Adams (?-1795) and John Adams
(?-?). Her brothers were Alexander; Josiah (?-
1789), who married Louisa. Her sisters were Ame-
lia, who married Ebenezer Handy; Sarah, who
married (first name unknown) Hamilton (Hamble-
ton); Betty; and Louisa, who married Charles
Nutter. MARRIED second, by 1775 Nelly (Eleanor)
Wailes (?-1787). Her brother was Levin, who mar-
ried Mary. Her sister was Sarah Hast. CHILDREN.
SONS. Outerbridge (1775-?); Isaac; George Wailes;
and William (1780-?). PRIVATE CAREER. EDUCA-
TION, literate. RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION: Anglican.
SOCIAL STATUS AND ACTIVITIES: Esq., 1774. OC-
CUPATIONAL PROFILE: planter; a merchant by
1772 in partnership with his brother Isaac; owner
of a sawmill in partnership with Isaac Handy;
owned a sloop. PUBLIC CAREER. LEGISLATIVE
SERVICE: Convention, Somerset County, 9th, 1776;
Lower House, Somerset County, 1777 (election
voided on March 5, 1777, because at the time of
the election thirty men "armed with firearms af-
fixed with sticks and spears" had intimidated the
voters). LOCAL OFFICE: justice, Somerset County,
1768-at least 1777 (quorum, 1775-at least 1777).
WEALTH DURING LIFETIME. PERSONAL PROP-
ERTY: assessed value £1,530.0.0, including 16
slaves and 12 oz. plate, 1783. LAND AT FIRST
ELECTION. 1,278 acres in Somerset and Worcester
counties (William owned 1,277 acres of this land
jointly with his brother Isaac. They had acquired
this acreage by purchasing bonds of conveyance
between 1771 and 1776). SIGNIFICANT CHANGES
IN LAND BETWEEN FIRST ELECTION AND DEATH:
William and Isaac partitioned their jointly owned
lands in 1782 and William's share totaled at least
600 acres in Worcester County. By 1783 he was
charged with 99 acres in Somerset County and
had patented an additional 189 acres in Worcester
County. WEALTH AT DEATH. DIED: between June
16 and November 11, 1786, in Somerset County.
PERSONAL PROPERTY: TEV, £1,772.5.4 (including
16 slaves, books, and a sloop); FB, £1,611.18.2.
LAND: more than 900 acres in Somerset and
Worcester counties, plus an unspecified amount of
land in Somerset County that is mentioned in his
will as having been devised to him by his great-
HOSIER, HENRY (?-1686). BORN: in England.
IMMIGRATED: probably in 1668, definitely by
1671, as a free adult from Bristol, England. RE-
SIDED in Calvert County; Kent County, by 1671.
MARRIED Johanna. CHILDREN. SON: Henry (?-
1710), who married Rebecca. DAUGHTERS:
Johanna, who married first, Morgan Jones, and
second, Thomas Pyner; Elizabeth; and Mary
(1656-?), who married Lewis Stephens. PRIVATE
CAREER. EDUCATION: literate. RELIGIOUS AFFILIA-
TION. Protestant, perhaps a Quaker. SOCIAL STA-
TUS AND ACTIVITIES: Gent, on arrival; trans-
ported his wife and four children to the colony by
1673. OCCUPATIONAL PROFILE: merchant of Bris-
tol, England, and in Maryland, 1668; merchant;
planter. PUBLIC CAREER. LEGISLATIVE SERVICE:
Lower House, Kent County, 1676-1682, 1682-
1684 (Trade 1), 1686 (died before the 1st session).
LOCAL OFFICES: justice, Kent County, 1671-1683;
coroner, Kent County, 1673. ADDITIONAL COM-
MENTS: He was dismissed from his justiceship for
misbehavior in 1683. WEALTH DURING LIFETIME.
LAND AT FIRST ELECTION: patented 700 acres by
1672; actively selling land in 1673. WEALTH AT
DEATH. DIED: will probated on May 23, 1686. PER-
SONAL PROPERTY: TEV, £168.15.3 sterling (in-
cluding 4 servants and books); FB, £59.19.11.
HOSKINS, PHILIP (ca. 1650-1718). BORN: ca.
1650, probably in England. IMMIGRATED: by 1671
as a free adult. RESIDED: in Charles County. FAM-
ILY BACKGROUND. OTHER KINSHIP Oswald Hos-
kins, a draper of London, England; probably re-
lated to Richard Hoskins, Gent., who was in
Maryland by 1651/52, or Bennett Hoskins, who
took out a warrant for a 1,000-acre manor in
1654. MARRIED first, by 1680 Elizabeth, daughter
of Archibald Wahob. MARRIED second, by 1698
Anne, widow of Thomas Mudd; daughter of
Thomas Mathews (ca. 1622-1675/76). CHILDREN.
SONS: William (1690-1727), who married Violetta,
daughter of Francis Harrison; Philip, Jr. (1696-?);
Oswald (1699-1720); Bennett (1701-?); and Bal-
lard (1703-?). DAUGHTERS: Benedicta (1679-
1685); Jane (1681-?); Benedicta (1685-?);
Elizabeth (1687-?); Mary (1692-1718), who mar-
ried Robert Hanson (ca. 1680-1748); Mary Ann;
and Martha (ca. 1705-?), who married Thomas
Stone (1677-1727). PRIVATE CAREER. EDUCATION
literate. RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION. Anglican. OCCU-
PATIONAL PROFILE: arrived in 1671 as Bennett
Hoskins's agent to secure the patent for a 2,000-
acre tract called "Friendship Manor"; planter;
merchant. PUBLIC CAREER. LEGISLATIVE SERVICE
Lower House, Charles County, 1692-1693 (Ag-