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

can, Stepney Parish, Somerset County. SOCIAL
STATUS AND ACTIVITIES: Gent. , by 1789; Esq. , by

1790. PUBLIC CAREER. LEGISLATIVE SERVICE: Lower

House, Somerset County, 1777 (election voided
on March 5, 1777, because at the time of election
thirty men armed with firearms affixed with sticks
and spears had intimidated the voters). LOCAL
OFFICE: justice, Somerset County, 1788-1800.

WEALTH DURING LIFETIME. PERSONAL PROPERTY:

inherited £788.8.12 from his father-in-law's es-
tate, 1775; assessed value £613.1.8, including 15
slaves and 17 oz. plate, 1783; assessed value
£615.0.0, including 20 slaves and 16 oz. plate,
1793; 16 slaves, 1798. LAND AT FIRST ELECTION:
310 acres in Somerset County (inherited from
father-in-law) . SIGNIFICANT CHANGES IN LAND BE-
TWEEN FIRST ELECTION AND DEATH: Owned a tO-

tal of 462 acres in Somerset County, 1783; 545
acres in Somerset County, 1798; purchased lot 4
in Salisbury, Somerset County, 1802; patented
258 acres in Somerset County, 1805; purchased
35 acres in Somerset County, 1810; deeded 310
acres in Somerset County to his son Henry in
1796, retaining a life estate for himself and his
wife Betty; gave 258 acres to his son William
Murray by deed of gift, 1817. WEALTH AT DEATH.
DIED: probably in Somerset County after 1818;
size of estate unknown.

STOREY, WALTER (ca. 1666-1726). BORN: ca.
1666 in Charles County. NATIVE: second gener-
ation. RESIDED: Charles County. FAMILY BACK-
GROUND. FATHER: Walter Storey (?-1668), a Lon-
don merchant, called "of Charles County" by 1666.
STEPFATHER: by 1670 Henry Bonner (?-1702),
clerk of Charles County, 1670-1674. MOTHER:
Elizabeth Lomax (ca. 1642-?), widow of John
Taylor. MARRIED first, Mary. MARRIED second, by
1720, Anne, widow of Thomas Dixon. CHILDREN.
DAUGHTERS: Sarah, who married (first name un-
known) Douglas; Elizabeth (ca. 1688-1764), who
married first, Benjamin (?-1706), son of Hum-
phrey Warren (1655-1695), and second, Samuel
Hanson (ca. 1685-1740); Charity; and Jane. PRI-
VATE CAREER. EDUCATION: literate. RELIGIOUS
AFFILIATION: Anglican. OCCUPATIONAL PROFILE:

planter; factor for Richard Booth, Esq. & Co. of
London; called merchant of London, 1687. PUB-
LIC CAREER. LEGISLATIVE SERVICE: Lower House,

Charles County, 1708B-1711, 1712-1714. LO-
CAL OFFICES: justice, Charles County, 1705, 1718-
1726 (quorum 1718-1726); sheriff, 1705-1708;
William and Mary Parish Vestry, 1705. MILITARY
SERVICE: captain, 1705; major, by 1707; colonel,

by 1718. WEALTH DURING LIFETIME. LAND: ca. 355

acres. WEALTH AT DEATH. DIED: by April 4, 1726.

PERSONAL PROPERTY: TEV, £300.18.7 current

money (including 5 slaves and books); FB, £82.8.2.
LAND: 245 acres.

STOUGHTON, WILLIAM (1692-1759). BORN:
in 1692. IMMIGRATED: possibly immigrated from
Virginia or England. RESIDED: probably in Monie
Hundred, Somerset County. MARRIED by 1718
Anne (1686-?), widow of Robert Catherwood
(?-1715). Anne was the daughter of Col. Arnold
Elzey (?-1733), Gent., the naval officer of Po-
comoke in 1708-1733, and his wife Major Waller.
Her brothers were John Elzey (1693-?), who
married Anne Catherwood; and Arnold (1695-
?). Her sisters were Alice (?-1739/40), who mar-
ried first, Samuel Worthington (?-1717), and sec-
ond, Merrick Ellis (?-1732) of Somerset County;
Sarah (1683-1753); Elizabeth; and Major (1685-
?). CHILDREN. DAUGHTER: Mary (1724-?), who
married in 1750 Thomas Sloss (?-1797) of Som-
erset County. STEPDAUGHTER: Ann Catherwood.

PRIVATE CAREER. EDUCATION: literate. RELIGIOUS

AFFILIATION: Anglican, Somerset Parish, Som-
erset County. Donated silver communion service,
which has been dated to 1719, to Somerset Parish.

SOCIAL STATUS AND ACTIVITIES: Esq., by 1714.

OCCUPATIONAL PROFILE: probably planter. PUB-

LIC CAREER. LEGISLATIVE SERVICE: Lower House,

Somerset County, 1725-1727 (Elections 4), 1728-
1731, 1734/35-1737 (Aggrievances 1, Cv, 2-4),
1738 (Aggrievances), 1739-1741 (Laws 1-3; Ag-
grievances Cv-3), 1742-1744 (Laws 1, 2; Ag-
grievances 1,2), 1745 (Laws; Aggrievances), 1745/
46-1747 (Laws Cv 1, 1-3; discharged from the
1745/46-1748 Assembly on May 18, 1747, after
accepting the position of deputy naval officer of
Pocomoke). LOCAL OFFICES: collector of Poco-
moke, 1714-1724; justice, Somerset County Court,
in office 1718/19-1751 (quorum 1727-1751); jus-
tice. Court of Oyer, Terminer, and Gaol Deliv-
ery, appointed 1736, 1742, 1743, 1750 (quorum
1742, 1743, 1750); deputy naval officer of Poco-
moke, appointed 1747. WEALTH DURING LIFETIME.
LAND AT FIRST ELECTION: ca. 650 acres in Som-
erset County (all purchased). SIGNIFICANT

CHANGES IN LAND BETWEEN FIRST ELECTION AND

DEATH: purchased ca. 720 acres in Somerset
County; resurveyed and patented 143 acres in
Somerset County and 150 acres in Worcester
County (now Sussex County, Delaware); sold 287
acres in Somerset County; owned a lot in Princess
Anne Town. WEALTH AT DEATH. DIED: by Decem-

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