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

books); FB, £4,708.2.6. LAND: 620 acres in St.
Mary's County.

THOMPSON, AUGUSTINE (1691-1738/39)
BORN: in 1691, probably in Cecil County. NATIVE:
second generation. RESIDED: in St. Paul's Parish
(became St. Luke's Parish, 1728), Queen Anne's

County. FAMILY BACKGROUND. FATHER. John

Thompson (?-1701/2). STEPFATHER: Maj. John
Dowdall (?-1728). MOTHER: Judith Herman. UN-
CLE: Casparus Augustine Herman (1656-1697).
AUNT: Anna Margretta Herman, who married first,
Henry Ward (?-ca. 1683/84), and second, Mat-
thias Vanderheyden (?-1729). BROTHERS: Richard
Thompson (ca. 1680-1775); John (?-1718);
Ephraim (1697-1697); and Robert (1699-1737/
38). SISTER: Jane (?-1762). FIRST COUSINS: Ephraim
Augustine Herman (1683-1734/35); Henry Ward
(?-1734); Joseph Wood (?-1738); Augustina
Vanderheyden, who married James Harris (1682-
1743); Ariana Vanderheyden (1690-1741), who
married first, James Frisby (1684-1719), second,
Thomas Bordley (ca. 1683 -1726), and third, Ed-
mund Jennings (?-1756); Francina Vanderhey-
den, who married second, Charles Hynson (1692-
1748); Augustina Herman, who married first,
Thomas Frisby (1681-ca. 1715/16), and second,
Roger Larramore (?-1721). MARRIED first, prior
to March 26, 1713, Sarah (?-by 1729), daughter
of John Salter (?- 1715) and wife Sarah. MARRIED
second, on November 17, 1729, Elizabeth, widow
of Benjamin Ball (?-1728), of Queen Anne's
County. Elizabeth was the daughter of William
Richardson and his wife Margaret Smith; grand-
daughter of William Richardson (?-1698). CHIL-
DREN. SONS: Dowdall (ca. 1720-1756), who mar-
ried on April 10, 1740, Hester Baldwin, of Cecil
County; Samuel. DAUGHTERS. Mary (?-1741),
who married by February 10, 1738/39 Thomas
Marsh, of Kent Island; Sarah. PRIVATE CAREER.
EDUCATION: literate. RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION:
Anglican, Old Chester Church, St. Paul's Parish
(became St. Luke's Parish, 1728), Queen Anne's
County. SOCIAL STATUS AND ACTIVITIES: Mr., by
1722; Gent., by 1733; Esq., by 1733. OCCUPA-
TIONAL PROFILE, planter. PUBLIC CAREER. LEGIS-
LATIVE SERVICE: Lower House, Queen Anne's
County, 1728-1731. LOCAL OFFICES: St. Paul's
Parish Vestry, Queen Anne's County, 1718-1722;
St. Luke's Parish Vestry, Queen Anne's County,
1729-1732, 1734-1737; justice, Queen Anne's
County, 1719-1738 (quorum, 1729-1738). MIL-
ITARY SERVICE: recommended as captain, 1732.

WEALTH DURING LIFETIME. LAND AT FIRST ELEC-

TION: 4,274 acres in Queen Anne's and Talbot
counties, a house on the Sassafras River in Cecil
County, and a lot in Chestertown, Kent County
(inherited 300 acres and the house on the Sas-
safras, received 1,262 acres through marriage, and
purchased the remainder). SIGNIFICANT CHANGES

IN LAND BETWEEN FIRST ELECTION AND DEATH:

purchased 1,929 acres of land in Queen Anne's,
Cecil, and Kent counties, 1733-1738/39, admin-
istered 200 acres for his son, 1728/29-1738/39,
and received 335 acres through his second mar-
riage. He also purchased lots 131, 132, and 133
in Georgetown, Kent County, 1738, and sold 909
acres in Queen Anne's and Cecil counties, 1728-
1737. WEALTH AT DEATH. DIED: on February 26,
1738/39, in Queen Anne's County. PERSONAL
PROPERTY: TEV, £3,309.13.7 current money (in-
cluding 35 slaves, 1 servant, and a parcel of books);
FB, £3,169.8.6 . LAND: 5,829 acres in Queen
Anne's, Kent, and Cecil counties, a house on the
Sassafras River in Cecil County, a lot in Ches-
tertown, Kent County, and lots 131, 132, and 133
in Georgetown, Kent County.

THOMPSON, JOHN (?-ca. 1701/2). BORN: prob-
ably in England; second son. IMMIGRATED: by
1679, as a free adult, probably from England.
RESIDED: in North Sassafras Parish, Cecil County.

FAMILY BACKGROUND. FATHER: pOSSlbly Richard

Thompson of London, a merchant. MARRIED by
1680 Judith, daughter of Augustine Herman (?-
1686). Her brothers were Ephraim (ca. 1651-by
1689); Casparus Augustine Herman (1656-1697).
Her sisters were Anna Margretta, who married
first, Henry Ward (?-ca. 1683/84), and second,
Matthias Vanderheyden (?-1729); Francina (ca.
1662-?), who married Joseph Wood. Her neph-
ews were Ephraim Augustine Herman (1683-1734/
35); Henry Ward (?-1734); and Joseph Wood (?-
1738). Her nieces were Augustina Herman, who
married first, Thomas Frisby (1681-ca. 1715/16),
and second, Roger Larramore (?-1721); Francina
Vanderheyden, who married second, Charles
Hynson (1692-1748); Augustina Vanderheyden,
who married James Harris (1682-1743); and Ar-
iana Vanderheyden (1690-1741), who married
first, James Frisby (1684-1719), second, Thomas
Bordley (ca. 1683-1726), and third, Edmund Jen-
nings (?-1756). Judith subsequently married by
1705 John Dowdall (?-1728). CHILDREN. SONS:
Richard Thompson(ca. 1680-1775); John (?-1718),
who married Mary, daughter of William Dare (?-
1719); Augustine Thompson (1691-1738/39);
Ephraim (1697-1697); and Robert (1699-1737),

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