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

Parish, Calvert County. SOCIAL STATUS AND AC-
TIVITIES: arrived with one servant; purchased 400
acres in Talbot County in 1669; Gent., by 1676;
visited England in 1684, perhaps in connection
with mercantile activity. OCCUPATIONAL PROFILE:
planter, merchant; his will suggests mercantile
activity with his brother who shipped him goods.

PUBLIC CAREER. LEGISLATIVE SERVICE: Lower

House, Calvert County, 1676-1682 (Elections 2),
possibly 1682 (mentioned in the 1st session of the
1682-1684 Assembly, but probably erroneously).
LOCAL OFFICES: justice, Calvert County, 1674-
1678/79, 1681-1689 (quorum, 1681-1689); cor-
oner, Calvert County, 1679; sheriff, Calvert
County, 1678/79-1681. MILITARY SERVICE: cap-
tain, by 1679/80-1689. STANDS ON PUBLIC/PRI-
VATE ISSUES: his opposition to the Protestant As-
sociators' Revolution of 1689 brought his dismissal
from local and military offices. WEALTH DURING

LIFETIME. LAND AT FIRST ELECTION: probably 900

acres in Calvert County (of which 300 acres were
his wife's dower from her previous husband).
WEALTH AT DEATH. DIED: will probated on Feb-
ruary 10, 1691/92, in Calvert County. PERSONAL
PROPERTY: TEV, at least £451.14.0 (including 8
servants, 2 slaves, plate valued at £22.0.0., and
books). LAND: probably ca. 1,400 acres in Calvert
County. Ladd's principal heirs were his nephew,
John Rigdon (?-1706/7) of Prince George's
County, and Christ Church Parish, Calvert County.

LAND, PHILIP (ca. 1607-by 1658/59). BORN: ca.
1607. IMMIGRATED: in 1647 as a free adult. RE-
SIDED, in St. Mary's Hundred, St. Mary's County.
MARRIED Anne. CHILDREN. SONS: Philip; Thomas;
and William. PRIVATE CAREER. EDUCATION: illit-
erate. RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION: probably Catho-

lic. SOCIAL STATUS AND ACTIVITIES: Called Mr.

occasionally after arrival; sons held no significant
offices. (OCCUPATIONAL PROFILE: attorney; planter;
ordinary keeper, 1658. PUBLIC CAREER. LEGIS-
LATIVE SERVICE: Lower House, St. Mary's
Hundred, St. Mary's County, 1650-1650/51 (Laws
1; Accounts 1). LOCAL OFFICES: undersheriff, St.
Mary's County, 1648-1649; sheriff, St. Mary's
County, 1649-1650; constable, St. Mary's
Hundred, St. Mary's County, 1658. WEALTH DUR-

ING LIFETIME. LAND AT FIRST ELECTION: at least

500 acres by 1650; at least 1,500 acres by 1651.
WEALTH AT DEATH. DIED: by March 1658/59.

LANE, WALTER (ca. 1650-ca. 1716/17). BORN:
ca. 1650. IMMIGRATED, by 1668, probably as a
free adult. RESIDED: on the south side of the Po-

comoke River, Somerset County. MARRIED first,
in 1684, Sarah Gunby. MARRIED second, in 1689,
Sarah Wilson. CHILDREN. SONS: William (1694-
1751); John (1695/96-probably by 1715).
DAUGHTERS. Mary (1684-?), who married Wil-
liam Bevins; Joane (1685-?), who married John
Hollum; and Elizabeth (1691/92-probably by

1715). PRIVATE CAREER. EDUCATION: literate. RE-
LIGIOUS AFFILIATION: Protestant; second wife was
a Quaker. SOCIAL STATUS AND ACTIVITIES: no ti-
tle in early records; found guilty of abusing Fran-
cis Jenkins (ca. 1650-1710) and sentenced to 22
days of work, 1690. OCCUPATIONAL PROFILE:
planter; worked for John Keeble, a carpenter,
1674; worked for John Avery as a seaman, 1674;
attorney, practiced in Somerset County Court,

1703. PUBLIC CAREER. LEGISLATIVE SERVICE: Lower

House, Somerset County, 1697/98-1700 (Ag-
grievances 2, 4). LOCAL OFFICE: subsheriff, Som-
erset County, 1680. WEALTH DURING LIFETIME.
LAND: patented 1,300 acres Somerset County,
1686-1694; purchased 675 acres in Somerset
County, 1677-1708; sold 1,000 acres, 1680-1709.
WEALTH AT DEATH. DIED: will probated on March

21, 1716/17. PERSONAL PROPERTY: TEV, £67.4.7;

FB, £13.17.7. LAND: only 200 acres (his dwelling
plantation) specifically mentioned in his will.

LANGFORD, JOHN (ca. 1595-?). BORN: bap-
tized on May 4, 1595, at Depford, Kent, England;
eldest son. IMMIGRATED: by 1637/38, as a free
adult. RESIDED: in Kent County; returned to Eng-
land ca. 1648; was called John Langford of St.
Clement's Dane, Middlesex, in 1660 and 1666.

FAMILY BACKGROUND. FATHER: Roger Langford,

Esq., of Ruthin, Denbighshire, Wales, paymaster
to the Royal Navy. MOTHER: Elizabeth, daughter
of John Randall. CHILDREN. SON: Cecilius, clerk
of the Council, 1659/60-1664. PRIVATE CAREER.
EDUCATION: literate; of Gray's Inn in 1634. RE-
LIGIOUS AFFILIATION, probably Catholic. SOCIAL
STATUS AND ACTIVITIES: Gent., on arrival; Esq.,
by 1642; close associate of Cecilius Calvert (1605-
1675), and served as his agent; conducted the
inventory of George Calvert (1578/79-1632) in
1632/33. OCCUPATIONAL PROFILE: planter, place-
man. PUBLIC CAREER. LEGISLATIVE SERVICE: As-

sembly, present 1637/38; special writ 1641/42
(Aggrievances), special writ 1642A, special writ
1642B (Laws). OTHER PROVINCIAL OFFICES: sur-
veyor general, appointed 1641/42 (appointed for
life, but served personally only to 1648 and re-
ceived saddle thereafter); Council, 1642-1643.
LOCAL OFFICES: constable (sheriff), Kent County,

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