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

CHILDREN. STEPSONS: Mormaduke Tilden (?-1726),
who married Tabitha, daughter of William Harris
(ca. 1644-1712); John Tilden (?-1746), who
married Catherine, daughter of William B lay (ca.
1681-1716). STEPDAUGHTERS: Martha (?-1723),
who married on April 17, 1702, Edward Scott (?-
1725); Wealthy Ann, who married on October
19, 1710, Thomas, son of Charles Hynson (1663-

1711). PRIVATE CAREER. EDUCATION: literate. RE-
LIGIOUS AFFILIATION: Protestant. SOCIAL STATUS

AND Activities: in court for cohabiting with Mary
Tilden, 1694; found not guilty. Gent., by 1696.
OCCUPATIONAL PROFILE: planter; placeman; at-
torney, admitted to Kent County Court, 1686;
merchant, 1698. PUBLIC CAREER. LEGISLATIVE
SERVICE: Lower House, Kent County, 1692-1693,
1704-1706 (Laws 1; Accounts 1-4, chairman 2-
4; died before the 5th session of the 1704-1707
Assembly). LOCAL OFFICES: clerk, Kent County,
1679-1686/87; deputy commissary, Kent County,
1692-1706/7; justice, Kent County, by 1693-1694,
1701/2-1706/7 (quorum); sheriff, Kent County,
1698/99-1701/2; St. Paul's Parish Vestry, Kent
County, 1702-1707; surveyor, Kent County, 1706.
JURY SERVICE: juror, Provincial Court, 1682, 1698;
grand juror, Provincial Court, 1698. MILITARY
SERVICE: colonel in the militia, April 1706. WEALTH
DURING LIFETIME. LAND: patented and purchased
almost 900 acres in Kent County between 1683
and 1705, much of it in partnership; surveyed
another 400 acres in Cecil County, 1705. WEALTH
AT DEATH. DIED: between February 2 and Feb-
ruary 21, 1706/7. PERSONAL PROPERTY: TEV,

£695.14.11 (including 4 servants, 11 slaves, books,
and his share of a cargo of goods); FB, £447.08.2.
LAND: ca. 750 acres.

KING, FRANCIS (1724/25-1771). BORN: on Jan-
uary 19, 1724/25, in Queen Anne's Parish, Prince
George's County; eldest son. NATIVE: at least sec-
ond generation. RESIDED, at "Piscattaway For-
est," Prince George's County until ca. 1765, when
he sold his dwelling plantation. He probably re-
mained in the county until his death; his estate
was probated in Prince George's County. FAMILY
BACKGROUND. FATHER: Francis King (?-1726/27),
Gent., a planter, TEV at least £658.3.1. STEP-
FATHER: Richard Keene. MOTHER: Margaret,
daughter of Thomas Sprigg (by 1670-by 1739).
UNCLES: Edward Sprigg (1697-1751); Osborn Sprigg
(ca. 1707-1749/50). AUNTS: Priscilla Sprigg, who
married Ralph Crabb (?- 1733/34); Elizabeth Sprigg
?-1787), who married Turner Wootten (ca. 1695-
1760). BROTHERS: Thomas (1720-?); Cave (1722-

?). SISTER: Margaret (1718-?), who married on
December 18, 1735, John Hilleary. FIRST COUS-
INS: Edward Sprigg (1723-1758); Edward Sprigg
(ca. 1721-1790); Joseph Sprigg (1736-1800); Os-
born Sprigg (ca. 1741-1815); Thomas Sprigg (ca.
1747-1809); Margaret Sprigg, who married Wil-
liam Bowie (1721-1791); Henry Wright Crabb (1722/
23-1764); Thomas Sprigg (1715-1781); and Thomas
Sprigg Wootten (?-1789). MARRIED Sarah, widow
of Gabriel Parker of Calvert County. CHILDREN.
SON: possibly Francis King. STEPDAUGHTERS: Mary
Parker; Elizabeth Parker, who married Thomas
Greenfield. PRIVATE CAREER. EDUCATION: liter-
ate. RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION: Anglican, Queen
Anne's Parish, Prince George's County. SOCIAL

STATUS AND ACTIVITIES: Gent., by 1742. OCCU-
PATIONAL PROFILE: planter. PUBLIC CAREER. LEG-
ISLATIVE SERVICE: Lower House, Prince George's
County, 1757-1758, 1758-1761 (Arms and Am-
munition 3, Cv 3; Public Office 2, 3, Cv 3). LOCAL
OFFICES: justice, Prince George's County, 1751-
1753; tobacco inspector for Piscataway, Prince
George's County, 1751, 1768-1770; King George's
Parish Vestry, Prince George's County, 1754-
1757, 1762-1765. WEALTH DURING LIFETIME. PER-
SONAL PROPERTY: 4 slaves in 1741; 14 slaves in
1762. LAND AT FIRST ELECTION: more than 670
acres (inherited from father). SIGNIFICANT

CHANGES IN LAND BETWEEN FIRST ELECTION AND

DEATH: purchased an additional 346 acres ca. 1765;
sold 500 acres in 1765. WEALTH AT DEATH. DIED:
administration bond executed November 27, 1771,
in Prince George's County. PERSONAL PROPERTY:
TEV, £430.2.5 current money (including 6 slaves
and 28 oz. "old silver"); FB, £1.11.5. LAND: at
least 525 acres.

KING, ROBERT (?-1697). BORN: probably in
England. IMMIGRATED: perhaps in 1666, defi-
nitely by 1682, as a free adult with his family.
RESIDED: at "Kingsland," Manokin Hundred,
Somerset County, by 1682. FAMILY BACKGROUND.
FATHER: probably Robert King of Swaffham,
Norfolk, a clerk. MARRIED Mary. CHILDREN. SON:
Robert King (1689-1755). DAUGHTERS: Mary
(1674-1744), who married first, ca. 1696, Francis
Jenkins (ca. 1650-1710), second, the Rev. John
Henry (?-1717), and third, by 1719, the Rev.
John Hampton (?-1721/22); Eleanor, who mar-
ried Charles Ballard (ca. 1670-ca. 1724/25). PRI-
VATE CAREER. EDUCATION: literate; possibly at-
tended Lincoln's Inn in 1659. RELIGIOUS
AFFILIATION: probably Presbyterian, Manokin
Congregation, Somerset County. SOCIAL STATUS

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