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A Biographical Dictionary of the Maryland Legislature 1635-1789 by Edward C. Papenfuse, et. al.
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1712/13), and fourth, (first name unknown) Bruse;
Elizabeth (1665-?), who married William Skin-
ner. NEPHEW James John Mackall (1717-1772).
MARRIED by April 1720 Barbara (1693-1764),
widow of Thomas Holdsworth (ca. 1692-1718),
daughter of Capt. Richard Smith (?-1714) and
his wife Barbara, who was the widow of John
Rousby (?-1685/86). Her paternal grandfather was
Richard Smith (?-ca. 1690). Her maternal grand-
father was Henry Morgan (ca. 1616-1663). Her
stepmother was Maria Johanna Somerset, widow
of Colonel Lowther. Her uncle was Walter Smith
(?-1711). Her brother was Walter Smith (ca. 1693-
1748). Her half brothers were Richard Smith,
who married Elizabeth, daughter of Francis
Hutchins (?- 1698); Charles Somerset Smith (1698-
1713); and John Rousby (1685-1744). Her sisters
were Francis (by 1698-by 1714); Susanna (by 1698-
by 1714). Her half sisters were Ann Smith, who
married William Dawkins; Elizabeth Smith, who
married William Tom; Gertrude Rousby; and
Elizabeth Rousby (1682-1740), who married
Richard Bennett (1667-1749). Her first cousins
were Lucy Smith (1688-1770), who married
Thomas Brooke (1683-1744); Eleanor Smith (1690-
1761), who married Thomas Addison (1679-1727);
Anne Smith (ca. 1694-1759), who married Thomas
Trueman Greenfield (1682-1733); and Rebecca
Smith (1696-1737), who married Daniel Dulany
(1685-1753). CHILDREN. SON: Benjamin Mackall,
Jr. (ca. 1723-1795). DAUGHTERS: Sarah (1721-
?), who married (first name unknown) Perry;
Barbara (1722-1757), who married William Wil-
kinson (?-1755). STEPDAUGHTERS: Mary Holds-
worth (1713-?), who married Benson Bond (1710-
1750); Betty Holdsworth (1715-?), who married
James Heighe (?-1757); Rebecca Holdsworth
(1716-?), who married Richard Young, son of
Samuel Young (1662-1736); and Ann Holdsworth
(1719-?), who married John Bond. PRIVATE CA-
REER. EDUCATION: literate. RELIGIOUS AFFILIA-
TION: Anglican. SOCIAL STATUS AND ACTIVITIES:
Gent., by 1715. OCCUPATION AL PROFILE: planter;
merchant, with store containing new goods val-
ued at ca. £212.0.0 at time of death. PUBLIC CA-
REER. LEGISLATIVE SERVICE: Lower House, Cal-
vert County, 1719-1721/22. 1722-1724, 1725-1727
(Elections 1-4), 1728-1731 (Elections 1-5), 1732-
1734 (Elections 1-Cv), 1734/35-1737, 1738. LO-
CAL OFFICES: justice, Calvert County, 1722-1731
(quorum, at least 1727-1731); commissioner for
new courthouse, Calvert County, 1749. WEALTH

DURING LIFETIME. PERSONAL PROPERTY: Wife TC-

ceived £712.15.6 current money when her first

husband's estate was settled in 1742. LAND AT
FIRST ELECTION: 146 acres, Calvert County (100
acres inherited from father, 46 acres from per-
sonal acquisition). SIGNIFICANT CHANGES IN LAND

BETWEEN FIRST ELECTION AND DEATH: acquired

control of his wife's 2,200 acres in Calvert and
Kent counties upon his marriage; acquired at least
909 acres in Calvert County during the 1720s, 344
acres of which were by patent; acquired an ad-
ditional 1,295 acres in Calvert County before 1751,
150 acres of which were by patent; with his wife,
gave her 2,000 acres in Kent County to their son
in 1748, and sold at least 46 acres by 1751; ac-
quired 71 acres in Calvert County between 1753
and death. WEALTH AT DEATH. DIED, will proven
on December 29, 1761, in Calvert County. PER-
SONAL PROPERTY: TEV, £769.17.3 sterling,
£3,194.0.0 current money (including plate at
£8.19.9 current money, 56 slaves, and books);
FB, £769.17.3 sterling, £3,133.7.5 current money.
LAND: 2,545 acres in Calvert County.

MACKALL, BENJAMIN, JR. (ca. 1723-1795).
BORN: on February 16, ca. 1723, in Christ Church
Parish, Calvert County; only son. NATIVE: third
generation. RESIDED: at "Hallowing Point," Sec-
ond District, Calvert County. FAMILY BACK-
GROUND. FATHER: Benjamin Mackall (1675-1761).
MOTHER: Barbara (1693-1764), widow of Thomas
Holdsworth (ca. 1692-1718), daughter of Capt.
Richard Smith (?-1714). UNCLES: John Mackall
(1669-1739); James Mackall (1671-1717); and
Walter Smith (ca. 1693-1748). HALF UNCLE John
Rousby (1685-1744). AUNT: Ann Mackall (1661-
?), who married third, Robert Skinner (?-ca. 1712/
13). SISTERS: Sarah (1721- ?), who married (first
name unknown) Perry; Barbara (1722-1757), who
married William Wilkinson (?-1755). HALF SIS-
TERS: Mary Holdsworth (1713- ?), who married
Benson Bond (1710-1750); Betty Holdsworth
(1715-?), who married James Heighe (?-1757);
Rebecca Holdsworth (1716-?); and Ann Hold-
sworth (1719- ?) NEPHEW: William Mackall Wilk-
inson (1751-1799). FIRST COUSIN: James John
Mackall (1717 -1772). MARRIED on April 24, 1756,
Rebecca, daughter of Leonard Covington (?-ca.
1742) of Prince George's County and wife Pris-
cilla. Rebecca was the stepdaughter of both John
Hawkins, Jr. (1713-1757) and Benjamin Fendall,
Esq. (?-1764). Rebecca's grandmother, Margery
Hollyday Covington, married second, Thomas
Gantt (?-1765). Rebecca's brother was Levin.
Her stepbrothers were Giles Blizzard Hawkins
(1732-?); John Stone Hawkins (1734- ca. 1764);

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