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

800 acres from his father, but sold 300 acres; pat-
ented 109 acres). SIGNIFICANT CHANGES IN LAND

BETWEEN FIRST ELECTION AND DEATH: acquired

at least 484 additional acres in Cecil County.

WEALTH AT DEATH. DIED: between August 21 and

September 18, 1721. PERSONAL PROPERTY: TEV,
£419.4.3; FB, estate overpaid £74.8.0. LAND: ca.
1,093 acres in Cecil County.

LARREMORE (LADDEMORE, LARRA-
MORE), EDWARD (1657-1710/11). BORN: in
1657, probably in England; eldest son. IMMI-
GRATED: in 1661, as a minor with parents. RE-
SIDED: in Baltimore (later became Cecil) County.
FAMILY BACKGROUND. FATHER: Roger Larremore
(?-by 1686), a planter. MOTHER: Rachel. MARRIED
probably Elizabeth, daughter of Henry Eldesley
(?-ca. 1707/8) and wife Purnell. CHILDREN. SONS:
possibly Roger Larramore (?-1721); possibly
Joshua (1697-?). DAUGHTER: possibly Elizabeth.

PRIVATE CAREER. EDUCATION: illiterate. RELI-
GIOUS AFFILIATION: Anglican, North Sassafras
Parish, Cecil County. SOCIAL STATUS AND ACTIV-
ITIES on May 17, 1701, Larremore petitioned the
Assembly to pass a bill of divorcement declaring
the children of his wife illegitimate and "begotten
during her elopement." This petition was never
resolved. OCCUPATIONAL PROFILE: planter. PUB-
LIC CAREER. LEGISLATIVE SERVICE: Lower House,

Cecil County, 1708B-1710 (died before the 4th
session of the 1708B-1711 Assembly). LOCAL OF-
FICES: churchwarde, North Sassafras Parish, Ce-
cil County, 1696/97; North Sassafras Parish Ves-
try, 1697-1703; justice, Cecil County, 1697/98-
ca. 1702, 1708/9. WEALTH DURING LIFETIME. LAND
AT FIRST ELECTION: at least 500 acres (inherited
from his father). WEALTH AT DEATH. DIED: buried
on February 1, 1710/11, in North Sassafras Parish,
Cecil County. PERSONAL PROPERTY: TEV,
£347.16.2 (including 1 servant and 7 slaves); FB,
£317.16.1. LAND: ca. 500 acres in Cecil County.

LATIMER, RANDOLPH BRANDT (?-1805).
BORN: in Charles County; of age in 1782. NATIVE:
at least third generation. RESIDED: in Port To-
bacco Parish, Charles County, in the 1780s; An-
napolis, Anne Arundel County, by 1790; Balti-
more City by 1798, but maintained his homes in
Charles County and Annapolis until his death.

FAMILY BACKGROUND. FATHER: Jacob Latimer (?-

1784) of Charles County, probably the son of
James Latimer (?-ca. 1718) and wife Mary, who
was the daughter of Randolph Brandt of Charles

County. MOTHER: Judith. BROTHERS: Jacob (?-
1773), of Charles County, a schoolmaster; James
(?-1774); William; Thomas; Samuel; and Mark,
who married by 1774 Ann Cox, daughter of Mary
(Byrns) Cox. SISTER: Chloe, who by December
20, 1782, married Joseph Douglass. MARRIED on
March 18, 1790, Catharine Rutland, niece of
Charles Wallace (1727-1812). CHILDREN. SONS:
Randolph W.; James B.; and William K. DAUGH-
TERS: Mary C; Susanna W.; Priscilla R.; and
Rebecca H. PRIVATE CAREER. EDUCATION: liter-
ate. SOCIAL STATUS AND Activities: Esq., by 1798.
OCCUPATIONAL PROFILE: planter; officeholder.
PUBLIC CAREER. STATE OFFICES: deputy auditor,
by August 1782 to May 1789; clerk, Office of the
Intendant of the Revenue, qualified 1784; auditor
general, gave bond in July 1789; Executive Coun-
cil, 1789-1790, 1790-1791, 1791 (elected to the
1791-1792 Council, but refused to qualify); agent
for the State of Maryland to superintend the col-
lection of taxes, 1792-1797. LOCAL OFFICES: jus-
tice, Orphans' Court, Baltimore County, ap-
pointed 1799; notary public, Baltimore County,
1800; land commissioner, no date given. MILI-
TARY SERVICE: ensign, Maryland Line, appointed
September 1781. WEALTH DURING LIFETIME. PER-
SONAL PROPERTY: 7 slaves at his wharf in Balti-
more City, 1798. ADDITIONAL COMMENT: Lati-
mer's credit failed in March 1802. He was indebted
to his friend, Philip Barton Key, who held mort-
gages on much of Latimer's land. By 1805 he
owed $8,200.00 to Benjamin Harwood of An-
napolis, and as a result mortgaged his entire per-
sonal and real estate to Harwood. LAND AT FIRST
ELECTION: 273 acres in Charles County. In 1787
Latimer applied to the Assembly to purchase 3,930
acres of confiscated British property in Washing-
ton County, but no evidence could be found that
the purchase was actually made. SIGNIFICANT

CHANGES IN LAND BETWEEN FIRST ELECTION AND

DEATH: patented 2,551 acres in Charles and Al-
legany counties between 1794 and 1803; in 1798
he was assessed for 418 acres in Anne Arundel
County, and that same year he purchased "Bow-
ley's Wharf" in Baltimore City, which contained
a two-story brick warehouse. WEALTH AT DEATH.
DIED: on July 8, 1805, at his plantation in Charles

County. PERSONAL PROPERTY: TEV, £2,285.11.5

current money (including 28 slaves, 215 oz. plate,
31 book titles including poetry, history and law,
and 16 encyclopedia volumes); FB, £158.14.1.
LAND: ca. 2,800 acres in Charles, Allegany, and
Anne Arundel counties, and Baltimore City. His

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