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

wife Sarah Fendall (ca. 1732-1793). Her brothers
were Alexander (ca. 1755-1810); Rev. Benjamin
(1755-1815). Her sisters were Jane (1761-1825);
Sarah. CHILDREN. SON: name unknown (1787-died
young). DAUGHTERS: Sarah Fendall (1781-1786);
Eleanor Lee (1782-1826), who married Joseph
Kent (1779-1837), governor of Maryland, 1826-
1829; Catherine Lloyd (1784-1784); and Cath-
erine Lloyd (1785-1786). PRIVATE CAREER. EDU-
CATION: It is not known where Wallace received
his medical training. RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION:
possibly Anglican. SOCIAL STATUS AND ACTIVI-
TIES: Esq., by 1794. OCCUPATIONAL PROFILE:
physician; planter. PUBLIC CAREER. LEGISLATIVE
SERVICE: Lower House, Cecil County, 1786-1787
(Grievances 1). LOCAL OFFICES: justice, Cecil
County, 1785-1794; justice, Orphans' Court, Ce-
cil County, 1787-at least 1792. MILITARY SERV-
ICE: surgeons mate in Smallwood's Maryland
Regiment, January 14-December 1776; fur-
nished medicine to Smallwood's Regiment by or-
der of the Council, 1776; surgeon, First Maryland
Regiment, December 10, 1776-1777 (resigned);
surgeon to the hospitals and infirmary, Annap-
olis, 1777. WEALTH DURING LIFETIME. PERSONAL
PROPERTY: 4 slaves, 1790. LAND AT FIRST ELEC-
TION: no evidence of land ownership. SIGNIFI-
CANT CHANGES IN LAND BETWEEN FIRST ELEC-
TION AND DEATH: acquired by inheritance and
purchase 1,164 acres in Cecil County, 1786.
WEALTH AT DEATH. DIED: on September 24, 1794,
in Cecil County. PERSONAL PROPERTY: TEV,
£1,370.17.3 current money (including 2 slaves,
plate, medicine, and books); FB, estate overpaid
£83.17.3. LAND: 1,164 acres in Cecil County.

WALLIS, HUGH (1711-1766). BORN: on June
30, 1711, in Shrewsbury Parish, Kent County;
fourth son. NATIVE: second generation. RESIDED:
in Kent County. FAMILY BACKGROUND. FATHER:
Samuel Wallis (?-1724). MOTHER: Anne Beck (?-
1729). BROTHERS: Henry (1702/3-?); Samuel
(1705-1766); John (1709-1761); and William
(1714/15-1757). SISTERS: Ruth (1706/7-?); Mar-
garet (1712-?). MARRIED Hannah Brooks. CHIL-
DREN. SONS: John (1743/44-?); Samuel (1746-
1807); William (1751/52-1814), who married Is-
abelle Maxwell; and Hugh (1757-by 1817).
DAUGHTERS: Ann (1740-?), who married Isaac
Perkins (1743-1791); Hannah (1741/42-?), who
married first, Thomas Perkins, and second, by
1807, (first name unknown ) Bordley; Araminta
(1749-?), who married Fred Perkins; and Ruth
(1754-?), who married John Brooks. PRIVATE CA-

REER. EDUCATION: probably literate. RELIGIOUS
AFFILIATION: Anglican, Shrewsbury Parish, Kent
County. SOCIAL STATUS AND ACTIVITIES: Gent.,
1749. OCCUPATIONAL PROFILE: planter; mer-
chant. PUBLIC CAREER. LEGISLATIVE SERVICE:

Lower House, Kent County, 1754 (elected to the
5th session of the 1751-1754 Assembly to fill va-
cancy), 1754-1757. LOCAL OFFICES: justice, Kent
County, by 1747-at least 1751; Shrewsbury Par-
ish Vestry, Kent County, 1751-1754. WEALTH

DURING LIFETIME. LAND AT FIRST ELECTION: 874

acres in Kent County and 1 lot in Chestertown,
Kent County (inherited 300 acres, bought 53 acres

and 1 lot). SIGNIFICANT CHANGES IN LAND BE-
TWEEN FIRST ELECTION AND DEATH: acquired 800

acres in Kent and Queen Anne's counties, 1756-
1769. WEALTH AT DEATH. DIED: Administration
bond dated November 16, 1766, in Kent County.
PERSONAL PROPERTY: TEV, £4,443.18.5 (includ-
ing 43 slaves); FB, £1,303.11.8. LAND: 1,754 acres
in Kent and Queen Anne's counties and 1 lot in
Chestertown, Kent County.

WALLIS (WALLACE), SAMUEL (?-1724). IM-
MIGRATED: by 1702, probably as a free adult with
his family. RESIDED: in Cecil County; Kent County
by 1708. MARRIED by 1702/3 Anne (?-1729), widow
of (first name unknown) Beck. CHILDREN. SONS:
Henry (1702/3-?); Samuel (1705-1766), who
married Elizabeth; John (1709-1761) of Kent
County, a farmer, who married Hannah; Hugh
Wallis (1711-1766); and William (1714/15-1757)
of Queen Anne's County, who married Eliza-
beth. DAUGHTERS: Ruth (1706/7-?), who mar-
ried John McDaniel; Margaret (1712-?), who
married in 1729 John Hurtt (Hurt). PRIVATE CA-
REER. EDUCATION: literate. RELIGIOUS AFFILIA-
TION: Anglican, Shrewsbury Parish, Kent County.

OCCUPATION AL PROFILE: planter. PUBLIC CAREER.

LEGISLATIVE SERVICE: Lower House, Kent
County, 1708A (election voided at county level
because Wallis stated he did not meet the prop-
erty qualification), 1722-1723 (died before the
3rd session of the 1722-1724 Assembly). LOCAL
OFFICE: Shrewsbury Parish Vestry, Kent County,
1703-1704, 1709-1710, 1712-1717, 1718-1724.
WEALTH DURING LIFETIME. LAND: received war-
rant for 1,100 acres in Kent County in 1705. Pat-
ented 1,114 acres in Kent County, 1714-1723.
ADDITIONAL COMMENT: in addition to the above
mentioned lands, Wallis and William Comegys of
Kent County, planter, patented 1,234 acres and
sold 885 acres in Kent County between 1704 and

1724. WEALTH AT DEATH. DIED: by April 6, 1724,

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