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

BACKGROUND. FATHER: John Mackall (1669-1739).

MOTHER: Susanna Parrott Parker (1675-1762).
UNCLES: James Mackall (1671-1717); Benjamin
Mackall (1675-1761). AUNT. Ann Mackall (ca.
1661- ?), who married third, Robert Skinner (?-
ca. 1712/13). HALF BROTHER: Gabriel Parker
(1697-by 1762). HALF SISTERS: Susanna Parker
(1701- ?); Mary Parker (1704- ?); and Sarah
Parker, who married second, James Weems (ca.
1707-1781). FIRST COUSINS: Benjamin Mackall, Jr.
(ca. 1723-1795); Barbara Mackall (1722-1757),
who married William Wilkinson (?-1755). MAR-
RIED ca. 1736 Mary, daughter of Benjamin Hance
(1684-1738) of Calvert County and wife Mary
Hutchins. Her brothers were Samuel Hance (?-
?); Benjamin. Her sisters were Margaret; Eliz-
abeth, who married (first name unknown) Johns;
and (first name unknown), who married John
Talbot, a Quaker. CHILDREN. SONS: John Mackall
(1740-1799); Benjamin Mackall IV (1745-by 1810);
James (1747-ca. 1837); Richard (1749-by 1772);
and Thomas MackaU (1751-1799). DAUGHTERS:
Susannah (ca. 1737-by 1782), who married Thomas
Gantt, Jr. (?-1808); Mary (1742- ?), who mar-
ried Edward Reynolds (?-by 1820); Elizabeth (ca.
1743- ?), who married James Heighe; Sarah (1752-
?), who married James Gray; Ann (ca. 1753-
?), who married Walter Smith (1747-1804); Mar-
garet (1755-1799), who married Maj. Richard
Chew (1753-1801); Barbara (1755- ?), who mar-
ried Gen. Joseph Wilkinson; and Priscilla (1758-
1823), who married Robert Bowie (ca. 1750-1818).

PRIVATE CAREER. EDUCATION: literate. RELIGIOUS

AFFILIATION: Anglican, Christ Church Parish,
Calvert County. SOCIAL STATUS AND ACTIVITIES:
Gent., by 1756; described by a later historian as
the "richest man of his day in Calvert County."

OCCUPATION AL PROFILE: planter. PUBLIC CAREER.

LEGISLATIVE SERVICE: Lower House, Calvert
County, 1745, 1745/46-1748, 1749-1751 (Arms
and Ammunition Cv-3), 1751-1754 (Arms and
Ammunition 1-6), 1754-1757 (Bills of Credit 5;
Arms and Ammunition 1-4), 1757-1758 (Elec-
tions 1, Cv, 2; Arms and Ammunition 1, Cv, 2),
1758-1761, 1762-1763 (Arms and Ammunition

1, 2). WEALTH DURING LIFETIME. PERSONAL PROP-
ERTY: Inherited all of his mother's estate after
minimal bequests had been paid. Before his death,
Mackall apparently gave all of his household goods
and plantation implements, as well as many of
his slaves, to his children. Only the slaves were
included in the appraisal of his estate. LAND AT
FIRST ELECTION: at least 4,350 acres in Calvert

and Anne Arundel counties (all inherited from
father). SIGNIFICANT CHANGES IN LAND BETWEEN

FIRST ELECTION AND DEATH: sold 400 of his 1,200

acres in Anne Arundel County in 1750; acquired
1,127 acres in Calvert County by ca. 1751 and an
additional 680 acres in Calvert County by 1753;
purchased at least 150 acres in Calvert County in
1756; sold about 65 acres and acquired an addi-
tional 313 acres in Calvert County by 1763; gave
at least 350 acres in Calvert County to his son
Benjamin Mackall IV (1745-by 1810) in 1767 and
patented 87 acres in Calvert County in 1768.
WEALTH AT DEATH. DIED: on Friday, January 3,
1772, in Calvert County. PERSONAL PROPERTY:
TEV, £8,578.15.2 current money and 67,041
pounds of tobacco (including 199 slaves and a
water mill); FB, £8,055.11.10 and 67,041 pounds
of tobacco. LAND: at least 6,612 acres in Calvert
and Anne Arundel counties.

MACKALL, JOHN (1669-1739). BORN: in 1669,
in Calvert County; eldest 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: James
MackaU (1671-1717); Benjamin MackaU (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:
Benjamin Mackall, Jr. (ca. 1723-1795). MARRIED
Susanna (1675-1762), widow of George Parker
(?-1711), daughter of Gabriel Parrott (?-1704)
and wife Elizabeth (?-1706). CHILDREN. SON: James
John Mackall (1717-1772). STEPSON: Gabriel
Parker (1697-by 1762). STEPDAUGHTERS: Su-
sanna Parker (1701-?), who married Gideon Dare
(?-1757), son of Nathaniel Dare (?-1742); Mary
Parker (1704-?), who married first, Michael Jen-
ifer, and second, James Smith; and Sarah Parker,
who married first, James Stoddert, Jr., son of
James Stoddert (ca. 1667-1726), and second, James
Weems (ca. 1707-1781). PRIVATE CAREER. EDU-
CATION: literate. RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION: Angli-
can, Christ Church Parish, Calvert County. SO-
CIAL STATUS AND ACTIVITIES. Esq., by 1718.
Mackall had the longest legislative service of any
burgess whose service began before 1715; mem-
ber of important Calvert County family, with two
brothers who also sat in the Assembly, occu-

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