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

Elizabeth, who married first, John Bowie, Jr.,
and second, Thomas Cramphin, Sr.; Ann, who
married James Beall; Eleanor, who married (first
name unknown) MacGill; and Mary (?-by 1767),
who married (first name unknown) Congrove.
OTHER KINSHIP: Elizabeth Pottinger's stepson was
Thomas Cramphin, Jr. (ca. 1740-ca. 1831). CHIL-
DREN. SONS: John (1755-1773); Zadock, Jr. (1764-
1809), who married Martha Wilson, granddaugh-
ter of Jonathan Willson (ca. 1715-1806); and
Robert Pottinger (1769-1822), who married Eliz-
abeth Perry (1770-ca. 1834), lived at Ridge Farm,
and served in the House of Delegates, 1797-1801.
STEPSON: William Bowie III (1753-?). DAUGH-
TERS: Sarah; Ann; Suzanna; Eleanor; Elizabeth
(1764-?); Rachel, who married on November 28,
1821, Nathan Cooke of Montgomery County;
Cassandra; and Ann Pottinger (1779-?), who
married on March 19, 1799, Basil Waters (?-
1844) of Montgomery County. PRIVATE CAREER.
EDUCATION: literate. RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION:
Anglican. OCCUPATIONAL PROFILE: planter. PUB-
LIC CAREER. LEGISLATIVE SERVICE: 1st Conven-

tion, Frederick County, 1774 (appointed, but did
not attend). LOCAL OFFICES: constable for Sup-
pressing the Tumultuous Meeting of Negroes, 1756;
Prince George's Parish Vestry, Frederick (now
Montgomery) County, 1763-1766; justice, Fred-
erick County, 1763, 1768, 1769; Committee of
Observation, Lower District of Frederick County,
1775; appointed with his brother, Nathan Magru-
der (ca. 1718-1786), as a commisssioner to es-
tablish the government of Montgomery County,
1776. MILITARY SERVICE: colonel by March 1776;
led the Middle Battalion of the Montgomery
County Militia. STANDS ON PUBLIC/PRIVATE IS-
SUES: attended the June 11, 1774, meeting at
Charles Hungerford's Tavern held in response to
the British blockade of Boston, at which freemen
in the Rockville area adopted a resolution ban-
ning all trade with Great Britain; was said te have
been one of the most active and influential pa-
triots in the Revolution. WEALTH DURING LIFE-
TIME. PERSONAL PROPERTY: assessed Value

£558.0.0, including 21 slaves and 1 oz. plate, 1793;
2 slaves, 1795; assessed value £533.6.3, including
18 slaves and 3 oz. plate, 1798; assessed value
£146.0.0, including 5 slaves, 1810. LAND AT FIRST
ELECTION: 1,150 acres in Prince George's and
Frederick counties (528 acres inherited from his
father with 32 acres later added in a resurvey,
590 acres purchased). SIGNIFICANT CHANGES IN

LAND BETWEEN FIRST ELECTION AND DEATH: sold

119 acres in Montgomery County in 1791; deeded

1,028 acres in Montgomery County to his sons
Robert and Zadock, Jr., for love and affection,
retaining a life estate in 583 acres for himself,
1799; he may have purchased 33 acres in Mont-
gomery County in 1799. WEALTH AT DEATH. DIED:
on April 12, 1811, buried in Montgomery County.
PERSONAL PROPERTY: size of estate unknown.
LAND: possibly 33 acres in Montgomery County;
however all other land had either been sold or
given to his two sons, except for the life estate
he reserved for himself in 583 acres.

MANNERS, GEORGE (?-1651). IMMIGRATED:
in 1646 as a free adult with son. RESIDED: in St.
Mary's County. MARRIED first, name unknown.
MARRIED second, Rebecca (1624-?), transported
in 1649, formerly the servant of a Mrs. Husbands.
Rebecca subsequently married second, by 1652/
53, Edward Hall, and third, by 1656, Thomas
Orley of Chickokoane, Virginia. CHILDREN. SONS:
William; Edward. DAUGHTER: Barbara. PRIVATE

CAREER. EDUCATION: illiterate. RELIGIOUS AFFIL-
IATION: Catholic. OCCUPATIONAL PROFILE: attor-
ney, active in the Provincial Court; planter. PUB-
LIC CAREER. LEGISLATIVE SERVICE: Assembly,

present 1647/48, St. Mary's County, 1649; Lower
House, St. Michael's Hundred, St. Mary's County,
1650-1650/51. LOCAL OFFICES: undersheriff, St.
Mary's County, 1647/48; sheriff, St. Mary's County,

1648. WEALTH DURING LIFETIME. LAND AT FIRST

ELECTION: ca. 600 acres in 1649. SIGNIFICANT

CHANGES IN LAND BETWEEN FIRST ELECTION AND

DEATH, sold 500 acres in 1650; purchased 200
acres 1650/51. WEALTH AT DEATH. DIED: prior to
October 1651. LAND: ca. 300 acres.

MANNING, THOMAS (?-1670/71). IMMI-
GRATED: in 1658, as a free adult with wife and
two sons. RESIDED: called "of the Clifts," Calvert
County. MARRIED Grace. CHILDREN. SONS. John
(ca. 1652-by 1704), who married Ruth, widow
of Hugh Ellis (?-1697); Thomas; and Nathaniel.

PRIVATE CAREER. EDUCATION: literate. RELIGIOUS
AFFILIATION: Protestant. SOCIAL STATUS AND AC-
TIVITIES: transported 12 others, 8 of whom were
servants, on arrival; Gent., on arrival; arrested
for striking and beating the sheriff, 1668; indicted
as common barrator, 1669; charged with assault
on a minor female, 1669. OCCUPATIONAL PRO-
FILE: planter. PUBLIC CAREER. LEGISLATIVE SERV-
ICE: Lower House, Calvert County, 1661, 1662,
1669 (speaker). OTHER PROVINCIAL OFFICE: at-
torney general, 1660/61. LOCAL OFFICE: justice,
Calvert County, 1661-1667. MILITARY SERVICE:

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