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

eration. RESIDED: at "Duckett's Hope and Ja-
cob's Addition," Queen Anne Parish, Prince
George's County. FAMILY BACKGROUND. FATHER.
Robert Tyler (1704-1741), son of Robert Tyler
(ca. 1671-1738). STEPFATHER: Philip Pindle (Pin-
dell). MOTHER Mary Wade. BROTHER: William
(1733-1754), a planter, of Prince George's County.
SISTERS: Ruth (1725/26-by 1745), who married
Mordecai Jacob (1714-1771); Mary (1729/30-by
1798), who married Jeremiah Magruder (1731-
1798); Susannah, who married John Gray; and
Sarah. MARRIED ca. 1759 Elinor, daughter of Rob-
ert Bradley (?-1772) and wife Ann Hill (?-by
1743); granddaughter of Robert Bradley (?-1724).
Her sisters were Millicent (1733-1772), who mar-
ried Josias Beall (ca. 1725-1803); Mary; and Sarah,
who married Dr. Leonard Hollyday of Calvert
County. Her first cousin was James Murray (?-
1784). CHILDREN. SON: Robert Bradley (1759-
1793), who married first, on December 1, 1779,
Henrietta Beanes, and second, on March 17, 1783,
Dryden Gorden Belt, daughter of Capt. Tobias
Belt (1720-1785), granddaughter of Joseph Belt
(ca. 1680-1761). DAUGHTER. Millicent, who
married on April 10, 1778, Dr. Colmore Beanes.

PRIVATE CAREER. EDUCATION literate. RELIGIOUS

AFFILIATION: Anglican, Queen Anne Parish, Prince
George's County. SOCIAL STATUS AND ACTIVI-
TIES: Gent., by 1752; Esq., by 1758. OCCUPA-
TIONAL PROFILE: planter. PUBLIC CAREER. LEGIS-
LATIVE SERVICE: Lower House, Prince George's
County, 1765-1766 (Public Offices 2-4), 1768-
1770 (Public Offices 1-3; Grievances 3, 4; Claims
1), 1771 (Grievances; Public Offices), 1773-1774
(Grievances 1, Cv; Public Offices 1, Cv); Con-
ventions, Prince George's County, 1st, 1774, 2nd-
3rd, 1774. 4th, 1775, 5th, 1775, 6th-8th, 1775-
1776 (did not attend the 8th Convention). LOCAL
OFFICES: justice. Prince George's County, 1750-
1754, 1755-1759, 1761; churchwarden. Queen
Anne Parish, Prince George's County, 1755;
Queen Anne Parish Vestry, Prince George's
County, in office 1756-1759, 1772; trustee. Char-
lotte Hall School, St. Mary's County, 1774; Com-
mittee of Correspondence, Prince George's
County, 1774; Committee of Observation, Prince
George's County, 1775. MILITARY SERVICE: colo-
nel. Upper Battalion of Militia, Prince George's
County, commissioned July 1776. WEALTH DUR-
ING LIFETIME. PERSONAL PROPERTY: Wife received

one-half of her father's personal property at his
death, 1772. LAND AT FIRST ELECTION: 996 acres
and 1 lot in Queen Anne Town, Prince George's
County (771 acres and the lot inherited from his

father; 225 acres inherited from his stepgrand-
mother's second husband). SIGNIFICANT CHANGES

IN LAND BETWEEN FIRST ELECTION AND DEATH:

Elinor inherited 225 acres in Prince George's
County, ca. 1772; these lands were sold by 1774;
purchased ca. 154 acres in Prince George's County
by 1777. WEALTH AT DEATH. DIED: died "on or
about December 14, 1777," in Prince George's
County. PERSONAL PROPERTY. TEV, £4,662.16.5
current money (including 60 slaves and books);
FB, £3,526.2.11. LAND: 1,150 acres and 1 lot in
Queen Anne's Town, Prince George's County.

UNDERWOOD, ANTHONY (1659-ca. 1689).
BORN: in 1659, probably in England. IMMI-
GRATED: in 1678, as an indentured servant. RE-
SIDED: in St. Mary's City, St. Mary's County.
MARRIED in 1684 Martha (?-1690), widow of
Robert Ridgely (?-1681). She subsequently mar-
ried Charles Carroll (1660-1720). CHILDREN.
STEPSONS: Robert Ridgely (?-1702), who mar-
ried Elizabeth; William Ridgely; and Charles
Ridgely (by 1680-1705), who married Deborah,
daughter of John Dorsey (ca. 1645-1714/15).
STEPDAUGHTER: Martha Ridgely (?-1709), who
married Lewis Duvall (?-1724). PRIVATE CAREER.
EDUCATION: literate; served for several years in
England as clerk to Edward Dobson of Gray's
Inn; counselor-at-law. SOCIAL STATUS AND AC-
TIVITIES: arrived as a servant, probably a re-
demptioner; was free by 1681/82; married his for-
mer mistress; Gent., by 1682; registered in court
as an attorney immediately upon completion of
service; clerk of several minor committees in the
1680s. OCCUPATIONAL PROFILE: clerk, in Eng-
land; servant, free by 1681/82; lawyer, admitted
to the following courts: Provincial Court, March
1681/82; Prerogative Court, by 1684; St. Mary's
County, by 1687; Calvert County, by 1687; planter;
owned a brigantine which he sold in 1688/89. PUB-
LIC CAREER. LEGISLATIVE SERVICE: Lower House,

St. Mary's City, 1686-1688 (Accounts 2). LOCAL
OFFICE: alderman, St. Mary's City, 1685. WEALTH

DURING LIFETIME. LAND AT FIRST ELECTION. 2,000

acres (700 acres by patent, 1,300 acres by inher-
itance from his wife). WEALTH AT DEATH. DIED:
ca. 1689, in St. Mary's County. PERSONAL PROP-
ERTY: TEV, £722.0.11 and 56,346 pounds of to-
bacco (including 4 servants and 2 slaves); FB,
£544.9.11 and 9,725 pounds of tobacco. LAND: at
least 700 acres.

UNGLE, ROBERT (1670/71-1726). BORN: on
January 23, 1670/71, in the parish of St. John's

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