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A Biographical Dictionary of the Maryland Legislature 1635-1789 by Edward C. Papenfuse, et. al.
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ley Tyler of Frederick County; and Mary (?-1820).


AFFILIATION. Anglican, All Saint's Parish, Fred-
erick County. In 1820 his wife paid off part of
Gent., by 1779; Esq., by 1790. OCCUPATIONAL
PROFILE: merchant; farmer; officeholder. PUBLIC


Frederick County, 1774 (appointed, but did not
attend). LOCAL OFFICES: sheriff, Frederick County,
appointed November 17, 1764, until September
28, 1765, reelected in 1777 but did not serve;
visitor, Public School, Frederick County, 1768;
Committee of Correspondence, Frederick County,
elected 1774; Committee of Observation, Fred-
erick County, date unknown; register of wills,
Frederick County, 1776-1805; continental com-
missary, Frederick Town, 1777; issuing commis-
sary, Frederick Town, 1778-1781; agent to pur-
chase provisions, Frederick County, 1779; forage
master, Frederick County, 1779; justice, Fred-
erick County, 1783-1796; judge, Court of Ap-
peals for Tax Assessment, 1786; trustee, Fred-
erick County School, 1796. JURY SERVICE:
Frederick County Court, 1781. OUT OF STATE
SERVICE: presidential elector, 17%, 1800. WEALTH


value £270.0.0, including 6 slaves and 17 oz. plate,
1782; 19 slaves, 1790; 9 slaves, 1800. ANNUAL
INCOME: received annually from his brother Wil-
liam half of the profits of William's business in
London "for his great services towards the pro-
motion of it in America where the foundation of
it lay." LAND AT FIRST ELECTION: 926 acres in
Frederick County (at least 398 acres inherited
from his grandfather). SIGNIFICANT CHANGES IN


chased ca. 1,500 acres in Frederick County, plus
3 lots and a part of 3 additional lots in Frederick
Town (1 lot was purchased as confiscated British
property), 1778-1801; patented 91 acres between
1790 and 1792; sold 461 acres from 1779 to 1802,
plus 3 lots and at least part of a fourth lot in
Frederick Town. WEALTH AT DEATH. DIED: on May
5, 1805; administration bond posted in Frederick
County. PERSONAL PROPERTY: TEV, at least
$9,932.72 current money (including 28 slaves,
books, and 233 oz. plate). LAND: ca. 2,000 acres
in Frederick County, plus part of at least 1 lot in
Frederick Town.

MURDOCK, WILLIAM (ca. 1710-1769). BORN:
ca. 1710, probably in Prince George's County;
only son. NATIVE: probably second generation.

RESIDED: probably at "Padsworth Farm," near
Queen Anne, Prince George's County. FAMILY
BACKGROUND. FATHER. Capt. John Murdock,
Gent., a merchant. MOTHER: Katherine, daugh-
ter of William Barton (1667/68-1705). AUNT: Sarah
Barton (?-1733), who married first, by 1713,
Samuel Perrie (?-1729). MARRIED first, ca. 1729,
Ann (1711/12-1753), daughter of Thomas Addi-
son (1679-1727) and wife Eleanor Smith (1689-
1761). Ann was the niece of Lucy Smith (1688-
1770), who married Thomas Brooke (1683-1744);
Anne Smith (1694-1759), who married second,
Thomas Trueman Greenfield (1682-1733); and
Rebecca Smith (1696-1737), who married Daniel
Dulany (1685-1753). Her brothers were John Ad-
dison (1713-1764); Thomas (1715-1770); Henry
(1717-1789); and Anthony (?-1753). Her half
sisters were Rebecca (1703-?), who married first,
James Bowles (?-ca. 1727/28), and second, George
Plater (1695-1755); and Elinor (1705-?), who
married fourth, Corbin Lee (?-1774). MARRIED
second, on January 1, 1757, his first wife's first
cousin Margaret (?-1791), widow of Alexander
Hamilton (1712-1756), daughter of Daniel Dulany
(1685-1753) and wife Rebecca Smith (1696-1737).
Margaret was the niece of Lucy Smith (1688-
1770), who married Thomas Brooke (1683-1744);
Eleanor Smith (1689-1761), who married Thomas
Addison (1679-1727); and Anne Smith (1694-
1759), who married second, Thomas Trueman
Greenfield (1682-1733). Her brothers were Dan-
iel Dulany, Jr. (1722-1797); Walter Dulany (?-
1773); and Dennis (1730-1779). Her stepbrother
was Samuel Chew (by 1734-1786). Her sisters
were Rachel; Rebecca; and Mary. Her stepsisters
were Henrietta Maria Chew (1731-1762), who
married Edward Dorsey (1718-1760); Margaret
Chew (?-1773), who married John Beale Bordley
(1726/27-1804); and Mary Ann Chew (1736-
1774), who married William Paca (1740-1799).
CHILDREN. SONS: John (1729-died in infancy); Ad-
dison Murdock (1731-1793); and John (1733-1790)
of Georgetown, Montgomery County, who mar-
ried Ann Belt. DAUGHTERS: Catherine (ca. 1735-
1771), who married Joseph Sim (?-1793); Ann,
who married in 1774 Rev. Clement Brooke (1730-
1800), son of Thomas Brooke (1683-1744); Mary
(?-1795), a spinster; Eleanor (Elinor) (?-1796),
who married in 1757 Benjamin Hall, of Francis
(?-1803); Rebecca (?-1826), who married An-
thony Addison; and Margaret (1761-1828), a
spinster. PRIVATE CAREER. EDUCATION: literate.
Parish, Prince George's County. SOCIAL STATUS



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