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A Biographical Dictionary of the Maryland Legislature 1635-1789 by Edward C. Papenfuse, et. al.
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acres in Talbot County by 1795 and resurveyed
it with his previous holdings into a 1,070-acre
tract for a net gain of 62 acres, 1795; gained con-
trol of 712 acres in Talbot County by his marriage
to Sarah Turner, ca. 1798; assessed for the Turner
land, plus 1,370 acres of his own, 1798. WEALTH
AT DEATH. DIED: bond dated dated December 24,
1801, in Talbot County. PERSONAL PROPERTY:
TEV, £5,332.7.8 current money (including 20
slaves, 40 oz. plate, and books); FB, £1,519.1.9
current money. LAND: probably 1,370 acres in
Talbot County.

ROBINS, GEORGE (1697-1742). BORN: on Oc-
tober 21, 1697, in St. Peter's Parish, Talbot County;
eldest son. NATIVE: third generation. RESIDED: at
"Peach Blossom," on the Tred Avon River in
Talbot County. "Peach Blossom" was noted at
the time for the beauty of its gardens and peach
orchards. Peter Collinson (1694-1768), a wealthy
Quaker merchant of London and an amateur bot-
anist of international reputation, was a friend of
Robins and supplied him and many other colonial
gardeners with rare seeds, bulbs, and roots. FAM-
ILY BACKGROUND. FATHER: Thomas Robins (1672-
1721). MOTHER: Susannah Vaughan (?-by 1704).
STEPMOTHER: Elizabeth Standley (?-1720). HALF
UNCLE: Robert Goldsborough (1660-1740). HALF
BROTHERS: Thomas (1705-1718); William (1709-
by 1761); John (1709-ca. 1740); Lambert (1712-
1718); and Standley (1715-1742). STEPBROTH-
ERS: William Allen; John Allen. HALF SISTER:
Elizabeth (1710-1746), who married in 1734/35
William Goldsborough (1709-1760). STEPSISTERS.
Elizabeth Allen; Susannah Allen; and Grace Al-
len. FIRST COUSINS: John Goldsborough (1711-
1778); Charles Goldsborough (1707-1767); Wil-
liam Goldsborough (1709-1760); Nicholas Golds-
borough (ca. 1689-1766). MARRIED on April 22,
1731, Henrietta Maria (1707-1771), daughter of
Richard Tilghman (1672/73-1738/39). Henrietta
Maria was the granddaughter of Philemon Lloyd
(1646-1685). She was the niece of Edward Lloyd
(1670-1718/19); Philemon Lloyd (ca. 1674-1732/
33); James Lloyd (1679/80-1723); Rebecca Tilgh-
man (?-1725), who married Simon Wilmer (ca.
1656-1699); and Margaret Lloyd (1683-1747),
who married Matthew Tilghman Ward (ca. 1676-
1741). She was the half niece of Susanna Bennett
(1666-1714), who married first, John Darnatt (?-
1684), and second, Henry Lowe (?-1717). Her
brothers were Philemon (1704-died young);
Richard (1705-1766); William Tilghman (1711-
1782); Edward Tilghman (1713-1785); James

Tilghman (1716-1793); and Matthew Tilghman

(1717/18-1790). Her sisters were Mary (1702-ca.
1736), who married James Earle, Jr. (ca. 1694-
1739); Anna Maria (1709-1763), who married
first, William Hemsley (1703-1736), and second,
Robert Lloyd (ca. 1712-1770). Her first cousins
were Matthew Tilghman Ward (ca. 1676-1741);
Lambert Wilmer (1682-1732); Simon Wilmer (1686-
1737); Edward Lloyd (1711-1770); Dorothy Blake,
who married Charles Carroll (1691-1755); Robert
Lloyd (ca. 1712-1770); Richard Lloyd (ca. 1717-
1786); Henrietta Maria Lloyd Chew (?-1766),
who married second, Daniel Dulany (1685-1753);
Henrietta Maria Lloyd (ca. 1711-1748), who
married Samuel Chamberlaine (1698-1773); and
Anne Lloyd (ca. 1723-1794), who married Mat-
thew Tilghman (1717/18-1790). Her nephews were
Michael Earle (1722-1787); Richard Tilghman Earle
(1728/29-1788); Peregrine Tilghman (ca. 1741-
1807); James Tilghman (1743-1809); William
Hemsley (1736/37-1812); Richard Tilghman, Jr.
(1740-1809); Matthew Tilghman (1760-1801);
James Tilghman, Jr. (ca. 1748-1796); and William
Tilghman (1756-1827). Her nieces were Anna
Maria Earle (1725-1795), who married Thomas
Ringgold (1715-1772); Henrietta Maria Earle
(1730-1767), who married William Hemsley (1736/
37-1812); Deborah Lloyd (?-1810), who mar-
ried Peregrine Tilghman (ca. 1741-1807); Mar-
garet Tilghman (1742-1817), who married Charles
Carroll, Barrister (1723-1783); Anna Maria
Tilghman, who married William Hemsley (1736/
37-1812); and Elizabeth Tilghman, who married
James Lloyd (ca. 1756-1830). Henrietta Maria
Tilghman Robins subsequently married William
Goldsborough (1709-1760). CHILDREN. SON:
Thomas (1740-1762). DAUGHTERS: Anna Maria
(1731/32-1804), who married on December 9,
1748, Henry Hollyday (ca. 1725-1789); Margaret
(1734-1808), who married on November 29, 1760,
William Hayward (?-1791); Henrietta Maria (1736-
1791), who married in 1757 James Lloyd Cham-
berlaine (1732-1783); Susannah (1738-?), who
married first, in 1761, Thomas Chamberlaine, and
second, Robert Lloyd Nichols; and Elizabeth
(1742-by 1764), who never married. PRIVATE CA-
REER. EDUCATION: literate; probably educated in
Peter's Parish, Talbot County. SOCIAL STATUS AND
ACTIVITIES: Gent., by 1723; Esq., by 1728. OC-
CUPATIONAL PROFILE: planter by 1724; merchant
by 1729; owned a 20-ton schooner in 1733. PUB-

Talbot County, 1728-1731. LOCAL OFFICES: St.



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