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A Biographical Dictionary of the Maryland Legislature 1635-1789 by Edward C. Papenfuse, et. al.
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of Philip Lee (ca. 1681-1744). Her uncles were
Richard Lee (ca. 1707-1787); Arthur Lee (?-1760);
and Francis Lee (?-1749). Her aunt was Hannah
Lee, who married Joseph Sprigg (1736-1800). Her
brothers were Richard Potts (1753-1808); Wil-
liam (?-by 1817), a merchant. Her sister was
Sarah Eleanor, who married in 1782 Thomas Gantt,
Jr. (?-1808). Her first cousins were Philip Thomas
Lee (1738-1778); Thomas Sim Lee (1745-1819);
Philip Richard Fendall (?-?); Sarah Lee, who
married Philip Richard Fendall (?-?); and Han-
nah Lee, who married George Plater (1735-1792).
CHILDREN. No surviving children. PRIVATE CA-
REER. EDUCATION, literate. RELIGIOUS AFFILIA-
TION: probably Anglican. SOCIAL STATUS AND AC-
TIVITIES: Mr., by 1766; Esq., by 1774. Third
generation legislator. OCCUPATIONAL PROFILE:
planter; attorney, admitted to the following courts:
Prince George's County Court, June 1765; Fred-
erick County Court, August 1770. PUBLIC CAREER.
LEGISLATIVE SERVICE: Lower House, Calvert
County, 1768-1770 (Public Offices 1-3; Griev-
ances 4), 1771 (Grievances; Public Offices); Con-
ventions, Cal vert County, 1st, 1774,2nd-3rd, 1774,
4th, 1775, 5th, 1775, 6th-8th, 1775-1776. OTHER
STATE OFFICES: judge, Court of Appeals, 1778-
at least 1803. LOCAL OFFICES: commissioner of
the tax, Calvert County, appointed April 19, 1777;
county lieutenant, Calvert County, 1777-1780
(resigned on October 2, 1780, citing his position
on the Court of Appeals as incompatible with this
office under the Maryland Constitution). MILI-
TARY SERVICE: colonel, Calvert County Militia,
appointed January 6, 1776; brigadier-general, 8th
Brigade, Maryland Militia, 1799-1803 (re-
signed). STANDS ON PUBLIC/PRIVATE ISSUES: signed

resolution supporting non-importation of British

gOOds, 1769. WEALTH DURING LIFETIME. PER

SONAL PROPERTY: inherited 9 slaves from his father,
1772. Assessed value £1,059.3.4, including 24 slaves
and 94 oz. plate, 1786. LAND AT FIRST ELECTION:
350 acres in Calvert County (received from his
father in 1767). SIGNIFICANT CHANGES IN LAND

BETWEEN FIRST ELECTION AND DEATH: inherited

617 acres in Calvert County from his father, 1772;
patented 50 acres in Frederick County in 1774,
and resurveyed that tract into 1,068 acres, which
he patented in 1776; sold 100 acres of the Fredrick
County land in 1776. By 1783 he had sold 398
acres in Calvert County. He resurveyed his Cal-
vert County land into a 687-acre tract, which he
patented in 1790; patented an additional 7 acres
in Calvert County in 1792. WEALTH AT DEATH. DIED:

between 1803 and 1810. LAND: 1,620 acres in Cal-
vert and Frederick counties.

MACKALL, JAMES (1671-1717). BORN: in 1671,
in Calvert County; second son. NATIVE: second
generation. RESIDED: in Calvert County. FAMILY
BACKGROUND. FATHER: James Mackall (1630-
1693), who immigrated from Scotland as an in-
dentured servant, free by 1668, illiterate. MOTHER:
Mary Grahame (by 1649-1718). BROTHERS: John
Mackall (1669-1739); Benjamin Mackall (1675-
1761). SISTERS: Ann (ca. 1661-?), who married
first, Andrew Tannehill (?-1694), second, John
Taney, third, Robert Skinner (?-ca. 1712/13), and
fourth, (first name unknown) Bruse; Elizabeth
(1665-?), who married William Skinner. NEPHEW:
James John Mackall (1717-1772). MARRIED Anne
(?-ca. 1733), widow of James Dawkins (?-1701),
daughter of Roger Brooke (1637-1700). Her
brothers were John; Basil; Roger; and James.
CHILDREN. SONS: James (1704-ca. 1752), who
married Mary (1709-ca. 1753), daughter of Thomas
Howe (?-1720/21); John (ca. 1706-1750), who
married Martha Duke; and Benjamin (1708-1767),
who married Mary. DAUGHTERS: Mary, who mar-
ried in 1720 William Dawkins; Dorcas, who mar-
ried William Dawkins, Jr. (?-ca. 1746/47); and
Dorothy. PRIVATE CAREER. EDUCATION: literate.
RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION: Protestant; wife may have
been Catholic. SOCIAL STATUS AND ACTIVITIES:
member of important Calvert County family; two
brothers also sat in the Assembly. OCCUPA-
TIONAL PROFILE: planter. PUBLIC CAREER. LEGIS-
LATIVE SERVICE: Lower House, Calvert County,
1712-1714. LOCAL OFFICE: justice, Calvert County,
by 1710-1717. WEALTH DURING LIFETIME. LAND
AT FIRST ELECTION: at least 418 acres in Calvert
and Prince George's counties (100 acres in Cal-
vert County inherited from his father; 178 acres
in Prince George's County from his wife's family;
140 acres in Calvert County by personal acqui-
sition). WEALTH AT DEATH. DIED: testamentary bond
dated April 12, 1717, in Calvert County. PER-
SONAL PROPERTY: TEV, £512.18.11 (including 1
servant and 10 slaves); FB, £414.17.11. LAND.
probably ca. 500 acres in Calvert and Prince
George's counties.

MACKALL, JAMES JOHN (1717-1772). BORN:
on November 29, 1717, in Christ Church Parish,
Calvert County; only child of father. NATIVE: third
generation. RESIDED: on part of "Lower Ben-
nett," Third District, Calvert County. FAMILY

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