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

(914 acres in Queen Anne's County inherited from
father, 746 acres in Talbot County acquired through
marriage). ADDITIONAL COMMENT: Since Tilgh-
man was elected to the Conventions from Talbot
County before April 1775, it has been assumed
that his marriage to Deborah and the acquisition
of her property in Talbot County took place be-
fore that election. SIGNIFICANT CHANGES IN LAND

BETWEEN FIRST ELECTION AND DEATH: sold his

Queen Anne's County land in 1803; acquired 1,023
acres in Talbot County by 1804 (this land had
been the property of Robert Lloyd (ca. 1712-1770)
and had gone to Deborah Lloyd Tilghman's sis-
ter, Anna Maria Lloyd Tilghman, in their formal
division of Lloyd's land in 1785; Deborah and
Peregrine Tilghman probably took possession of
this land after William Tilghman's death in 1800);
resurveyed with Deborah their dwelling planta-
tion "Hope," for a net gain of 273 acres, 1804.
WEALTH AT DEATH. DIED: on Sunday, September
20, 1807, at his home on the Miles River, Talbot
County. PERSONAL PROPERTY: no inventory or
accounts returned. LAND: 2,051 acres in Talbot
County.

TILGHMAN, RICHARD (1672/73-1738/39).
BORN: on February 23, 1672/73, probably at the
"Hermitage," Talbot County; third son. NATIVE:
second generation. RESIDED at the "Hermitage,"
Talbot (later became Queen Anne's) County.
FAMILY BACKGROUND. FATHER Richard Tilghman
(1626-1675/76), who immigrated in 1657, a doc-
tor, who served as sheriff of Talbot County, 1669-
1671; son of Oswald Tilghman (1579-1628), a
grocer of London. MOTHER: Mary Foxley (?-by
1702). BROTHERS: Samuel (1650-died young);
William (1658-1682). SISTERS: Mary (ca. 1655-
?), who married first, Matthew Ward (ca. 1635-
1677/78), and second, Rev. John Lillingston (ca.
1656-1709); Rebecca (?-1725), who married Si-
mon Wilmer (ca. 1656-1699); and Deborah (1666-
?). MARRIED in 1700 Anna Maria (1677-1748),
daughter of Philemon Uoyd (1646-1685) and wife
Henrietta Maria Neale Bennett (1647-1697),
granddaughter of both Edward Lloyd (ca. 1620-
16%) and James Neale (ca. 1615-1684). Her
brothers were Edward Uoyd (1670-1718/19); Phi-
lemon Uoyd (ca. 1674-1732/33); and James Uoyd
(1679/80-1723). Her half brother was Richard
Bennett (1667-1749). Her sisters were Henrietta
Maria (1673-1702); Mary (1680-1690); Alice
(1681-1744); Elizabeth (?-1694); Margaret (1683-
1747), who married Matthew Tilghman Ward (ca.

1676-1741); and Jane (1685-1690). Her half sis-
ter was Susannah Bennett (1666-1714), who
married first, John Darnall (?-1684), and second,
Henry Lowe (?-1717). CHILDREN. SONS: Philemon
(1704-?), who died young; Richard (1705-1766),
who married in 1738 Susanna (1718-?), daughter
of Peregrine Frisby (1688-1739); William Tilgh-
man (1711-1782); Edward Tilghman (1713-1785);
James Tilghman (1716-1793); and Matthew Tilgh-
man (1717/18-1790). DAUGHTERS: Mary (1702-
ca. 1736), who married in 1721 James Earle, Jr.
(ca. 1694-1739); Henrietta Maria (1707-1771),
who married first, in 1731, George Robins (1697-
1742), and second, in 1747, William Goldsborough
(1709-1760); and Anna Maria (1709-1763), who
married first, William Hemsley (1703-1736), and
second, Robert Uoyd (ca. 1712-1770). PRIVATE
CAREER. EDUCATION: literate; probably well ed-
ucated. RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION: Anglican, St.

Paul's Parish, Talbot (later became part of Queen
Anne's) County. SOCIAL STATUS AND ACTIVITIES.
sole male heir to father's estate, although only
third son; high status on coming of age and early
appointment to the county bench; Mr., by 1695/
96; headed prominent political family on the
Eastern Shore. OCCUPATIONAL PROFILE: planter.

PUBLIC CAREER. LEGISLATIVE SERVICE: Lower

House, Talbot County, 1697/98-1700 (Laws 2-
4), 1701-1704 (Laws 1, 2, 5); Upper House, 1711
(appointed by the 4th session of the 1708B-1711
Assembly), 1712-1714, 1715, 1716-1718, 1719-
1721/22, 1722-1724, 1725-1727, 1728-1731, 1732-
1734, 1734/35-1737 (president 3, 4), 1738 (pres-
ident). OTHER PROVINCIAL OFFICES: Council, 1710-

1738/39 (senior councillor, 1737-1738/39); jus-
tice, Provincial Court, 1714-1721; chancellor,
1721-1725. LOCAL OFFICES : j ustice, Talbot County,
1695/96-1704/5 (quorum, 1697-1704/5), Queen
Anne's County, 1707-1709 (quorum); St. Paul's
Parish Vestry, Talbot and Queen Anne's coun-
ties, 1699-1712; sheriff, Queen Anne's County,
1709-1710. MILITARY SERVICE: captain, by 1706/
7; lt. colonel, 1707-1716; colonel, 1716-1738/39.
STANDS ON PUBLIC/PRIVATE ISSUES: signed peti-
tion against the government of Protestant Asso-
ciators, 1690. WEALTH DURING LIFETIME. LAND AT
FIRST ELECTION: probably over 5,000 acres, mainly
in Talbot (later became part of Queen Anne's)
County (inherited at least 3,000 acres from his
father and brother William). WEALTH AT DEATH.
DIED: on January 23, 1738/39; buried at "Her-
mitage," Queen Anne's County. PERSONAL PROP-
ERTY, size of estate unknown. LAND: at least 15,500

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