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

free adult from South Carolina. RESIDED: in St.
Mary's County. FAMILY BACKGROUND. FATHER
William Muschamp (?-1683), Esq., of Barmore,
Northumberland County, England. He was a
commissioner of revenue for Ireland. PRIVATE CA-
REER. EDUCATION: entered Middle Temple, 1683.

RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION: Anglican. SOCIAL STATUS

AND ACTIVITIES: immigrated by 1687 to South
Carolina, where he became collector of planta-
tion duties; in 1691 he was removed from his
position by the Carolina proprietors for signing
a false act; came to Maryland where he held a
progression of minor posts. RELIGIOUS AFFILIA-
TION: left a bequest of 3,000 pounds of tobacco
for the use of All Saint's Parish Church, St. Mary's
County. OCCUPATION AL PROFILE: placeman. PUB-
LIC CAREER. LEGISLATIVE SERVICE: Lower House,

St. Mary's City, 1701-1704 (Laws 1; Elections

2), 1704-1707. OTHER PROVINCIAL OFFICES: re-

ceiver of North Potomac and Pocomoke, 1693/
94-1707; collector of North Potomac, 1694-1700;
deputy naval officer of Potomac, 1697; collector
of Patuxent, 1700-1709. LOCAL OFFICE: clerk, St.
Mary's County, 1705-1709. WEALTH DURING LIFE-
TIME. PERSONAL PROPERTY: owned slaves worth
£151.11.2, rum, and servants in 1700. LAND AT
FIRST ELECTION. No evidence of land ownership.
WEALTH AT DEATH. DIED: between November 2
and November 7, 1709. PERSONAL PROPERTY:
TEV, at least £67.09.10 (including 1 slave).

NEALE, JAMES (ca. 1615-1684). BORN: ca. 1615,
in England; probably eldest son. IMMIGRATED:
ca. 1635, as a free adult from England, but did
not establish residence until 1642; left colony in
1644, but returned with his family in 1660. RE-
SIDED: in St. Mary's County; Charles County,
after 1660. FAMILY BACKGROUND. FATHER: Ra-
phael Neale of Wollaston, Northampton, and
London, England. MOTHER: Jane, widow of Dr.
Forman. MARRIED ca. 1644 Ann (?-1698), daugh-
ter of Benjamin Gill. CHILDREN. SONS: James
(1650-1727), who married first, Elizabeth,
daughter of William Calvert (ca. 1642/43-1682),
and second, Elizabeth, daughter of Capt. John
Lord of Virginia; Anthony, who married first,
Elizabeth, stepdaughter of Thomas Turner (?-ca.
1662/63), and second, Elizabeth, daughter of Wil-
liam Digges (ca. 1650-1697). DAUGHTERS: Jane,
who married William Boreman (1654-1720), son
of William Boreman (ca. 1630-1709); Dorothy,
who married Roger Brooke (1637-1700), son of
Robert Brooke (1602-1655); and Henrietta Maria
(1647-1697), who married first, Richard Bennett
(ca. 1639-1667), and second, in 1669, Philemon

Lloyd (1646-1685). PRIVATE CAREER. EDUCATION:
literate. RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION: Catholic. SO-
CIAL STATUS AND ACTIVITIES: called Gent., of St.
Clement's Hundred, 1642; well-traveled mer-
chant, often entrusted with important diplomatic
duties; for unknown reasons, inactive in public
life after 1666; sons held no public offices. OC-
CUPATIONAL PROFILE: merchant, factor in Spain
and Portugal during the 15 years he was away
from Maryland; planter. PUBLIC CAREER. LEGIS-
LATIVE SERVICE: Upper House, 1662; Lower
House, Charles County, 1666 (Laws). OTHER
PROVINCIAL OFFICES: agent for Leonard Calvert
(ca. 1606-1647) to Boston, 1642; Council, 1642-
1644 (suspended for one month in 1643/44), 1661-
1662; justice, Provincial Court, 1643-1643/44,
1661-1662; Treasury Commission, 1643; agent
for Lord Baltimore in Amsterdam, 1660. MILI-
TARY SERVICE: captain, 1661. OUT OF COLONY
SERVICE, ambassador for Charles II and the Duke
of York in Spain and Portugal, 1649-1659. STANDS
ON PUBLIC/PRIVATE ISSUES, indicted for aiding
Richard Ingle to escape, 1643/44, which probably
influenced Neale to leave the colony soon there-
after; dropped from Council in 1662, probably at
instigation of Charles Calvert, 3rd Lord Baltimore

(1637-1714/15). WEALTH DURING LIFETIME. LAND

AT FIRST ELECTION: 2,000 acres in 1642; over 5,200
acres in 1666. WEALTH AT DEATH. DIED: will pro-
bated May 29, 1684, in Charles County. PER-
SONAL PROPERTY: TEV, £270.0.6 (including 2
servants, 1 slave, and books); FB, disbursements
included 17,153 pounds of tobacco and £59.13.0.
LAND, probably 6,500 acres.

NEEDLES (NEDELS, NEDLES), EDWARD (1695/

96-1751/52). BORN: on March 3, 1695/96, in St.
Peter's Parish, Talbot County. NATIVE: second
generation. RESIDED: in St. Peter's Parish, Talbot

County. FAMILY BACKGROUND. FATHER: Capt. John

Needles (?-1723), Gent., of Talbot County, a
planter and son of Lt. John Needles and wife
Frances (?-1697), of Pianketuck, Virginia.
MOTHER: Elizabeth (ca. 1663-1717), daughter of
Edward Mann (?-1696), of Pianketuck, Virginia,
Talbot County, Maryland, and England, and his
first wife Anne Clavering. BROTHERS: John (?-
1704); William (ca. 1697-ca. 1726), who married
in 1722 Elizabeth Tonnard. SISTERS: Ann (1683-
1696); Elizabeth (?-1735), who married first, in
1715, John Hankin, and second, (probably John)
Grozier; and Mary (1704-?), who married in 1720
Samuel Dudley. MARRIED first, on May 18, 1722,
Mary (?-ca. 1723), daughter of Joseph Tonnard
(Taynard, Turner) (?-1722), a shipwright of St.

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