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

1640; burgess, Accomack County, 1642. STANDS
ON PUBLIC/PRIVATE ISSUES: Stone's appointment
as governor was critical to Lord Baltimore's main-
tenance of good relations with the Puritan gov-
ernment in England and the Protestants in Mary-
land. He was replaced as governor in 1656,
probably because he had not upheld the proprie-
tary interests as strongly in 1654 as Lord Balti-
more desired. WEALTH DURING LIFETIME. LAND:
had probably sold all Virginia land by 1653; owned
ca. 5,000 acres in St. Mary's, Charles, and Calvert
counties. WEALTH AT DEATH. DIED: between De-
cember 3, 1659, and January 4, 1659/60, in Charles
County. PERSONAL PROPERTY: no total given; es-
tate included 13 servants and 2 slaves. LAND: ca.
5,000 acres in St. Mary's, Charles, and Calvert
counties.

STONE, WILLIAM (1666-1731). BORN: in 1666,
in Charles County; second son. NATIVE, third
generation. RESIDED: on "Poynton Manor,"
Charles County. FAMILY BACKGROUND. FATHER:
Thomas Stone (ca. 1635-1676), justice of Charles
County, 1661, son of William Stone (ca. 1603-ca.
1659/60). MOTHER. Mary, who married second,
John Blackfan, and third, Joseph Manning. UN-
CLE: John Stone (ca. 1648-1697). BROTHER.
Richard. FIRST COUSIN: Thomas Stone (1677-1727).
MARRIED Theodosia, daughter of Zachary Wade
(ca. 1627-1678) and wife Mary. Theodosia was
the niece of William Hatton (?-1712); Elinor Hat-
ton, who married first, Thomas Brooke (1632-
1676), and second, Henry Darnall (ca. 1645-1711);
Elizabeth Hatton, who married first, Luke Gar-
diner (1622-1674), and second, Clement Hill (?-
1708); and Barbara Hatton, who married James
Johnson (?-?). Her brothers were Richard; Rob-
ert (by 1657-1713/14). Her sisters were Jane; Marie
(1661-?). CHILDREN. SONS: William (?-by 1731);
Thomas; and Richard (?-ca. 1782). DAUGHTERS.
Mary, who married Thomas Mathews; Verlinda,
who married Joseph Harrison (1687-1727); Theo-
dosia, who married Francis Meek; Pretious (Pre-
cious), who married (first name unknown) Jones;
and Bethia, who married Thomas Barnes. PRI-
VATE CAREER. EDUCATION: literate. RELIGIOUS
AFFILIATION: Anglican. SOCIAL STATUS AND AC-
TIVITIES: third generation Maryland officeholder;
fined in 1701 for neglect of duty as clerk of in-
dictments, Charles County Court. OCCUPA-
TIONAL PROFILE: lawyer, admitted to the follow-
ing courts: Charles County, 1690; Provincial Court,
1694; and Prince George's County, 1696; planter.

PUBLIC CAREER. LEGISLATIVE SERVICE: Lower

House, Charles County, 1704-1707 (Laws 1, 3,
5), 1708A. LOCAL OFFICES: Nanjemoy Parish
Vestry, Charles County, 1693-1697, 1703; clerk
of indictments, Charles County, 1699-1704; jus-
tice, Charles County, 1715-1729 (quorum, 1720-
1729); justice, Court of Oyer, Terminer, and Gaol
Delivery, Charles County, 1718, 1720. WEALTH

DURING LIFETIME. LAND AT FIRST ELECTION: at least

1,800 acres. WEALTH AT DEATH. DIED: will pro-
bated August 12, 1731, in Charles County. PER-
SONAL PROPERTY: TEV, £535.1.7 (including 13
slaves and books); FB, £497.3.6. LAND: 2,200 acres,
plus 5 tracts of unspecified size.

STONE, WILLIAM (by 1751-?). BORN: by 1751
in Durham Parish, Charles County. NATIVE: fifth
generation. RESIDED: in Somerset County by 1774,
probably at "High Suffolk" on the north side of
the Wicomico River, Rewastico Hundred, Som-
erset County, by 1783; near Rockawalking Branch,
Rewastico Hundred, Somerset County, by 1798.

FAMILY BACKGROUND. FATHER: John Stone (1714-

1775) of Charles County, son of Matthew Stone
(ca. 1679-1750). MOTHER: name unknown (?-by
1763). STEPMOTHER: Mary, widow of Harrison
Musgrove, daughter of Barton Warren. BROTH-
ERS. Thomas, of Charles County, who married
Catherine (last name unknown); Josiah (?-1781);
and John (?-1783). HALF BROTHERS: Matthew,
who married Jane (last name unknown); Warren;
and Barton Warren (1772-1844), of Charles
County and later of Kentucky, an ordained Pres-
byterian minister, who left Presbyterianism and
became a frontier evangelist and leader in the
establishment of churches designated by the name
Christian. Barton married first, in 1801, Elizabeth
Campbell (?-1810), and second, Celia Wilson
Bowen. HALF SISTER: Elizabeth. OTHER KINSHIP:
great-grandfather, John Stone (ca. 1648-1697).
MARRIED by 1774 Betty, possibly the widow of
(first name unknown) Handy, daughter of Capt.
William Murray (?-1774) of Somerset County
and his wife Frances. Her sister was Sarah, who
married William McBryde (?-1794), a merchant
of Somerset County. CHILDREN. SONS: Henry; John
Murray (by 1783-by 1796); and William Murray
(1779-1838), rector of Spring Hill and Stepney
Parishes, 1802-1830, consecrated bishop of the
Protestant Episcopal Church in Maryland, Oc-
tober 21, 1830, who married in 1808 Anne Savage
(ca. 1789-1821) of Virginia. DAUGHTERS: Mary;
Elizabeth (?-1822), a spinster. STEPDAUGHTER:
possibly Frances Handy. PRIVATE CAREER. EDU-
CATION: literate. RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION Angli-

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