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

TIVITIES: Gent., on arrival. OCCUPATIONAL PRO-
FILE: planter; physician. PUBLIC CAREER. LEGIS-
LATIVE SERVICE: Lower House, Baltimore County,
1671-1674/75 (Laws 3), 1676-1682. LOCAL OF-
FICES: justice, Baltimore County, 1674-1682.
MILITARY SERVICE: captain, 1678-death. WEALTH

DURING LIFETIME. LAND AT FIRST ELECTION: 200

acres in Baltimore County. SIGNIFICANT CHANGES

IN LAND BETWEEN FIRST ELECTION AND DEATH:

surveyed 50 acres in Baltimore County, 1679; pat-
ented 31 acres in Baltimore County, 1681. WEALTH
AT DEATH. DIED: between June 1 and July 20, 1682,
in Baltimore County. PERSONAL PROPERTY: TEV,
23,763 pounds of tobacco (including 1 servant and
books); FB, 6,090 pounds of tobacco before pay-
ment of legacies. LAND: probably 281 acres in
Baltimore County, plus lands in Hampshire, Eng-
land. Principal heirs were his nephews Thomas
Reede and Thomas Redge of Isle of Wight, Eng-
land.

WATKINS, FRANCIS (?-1696). IMMIGRATED.
by 1679/80, as a free adult. RESIDED, on Middle
River, Baltimore County. MARRIED first, by 1681,
Christiana, daughter of (first name unknown)
Waites (Wright, Wertes) and wife Jane (?-1696).
Christiana was the stepdaughter of both John
Dixon (?-1670) and Thomas Long (?-1691). Her
half brother was Thomas Long. Her half sisters
were Abigail Dixon, who married by 1689 John
Haies; Jane (last name probably Long), who mar-
ried Joseph Peake (?-1700); and Tabitha Long,
who married by 1699 Henry King. Christiana im-
migrated with her mother and John Dixon ca.
1664. MARRIED second, Mary (?-1709), who sub-
sequently married both William Barker (?-ca.
1702) and John Oulton (?-1709). CHILDREN. SONS:
Francis (?-1713), who married Jane Scott; Sam-
uel (?-1743), who married Mary (last name un-
known). DAUGHTERS: Margaret; Christiana (?-

1703). PRIVATE CAREER. EDUCATION: literate. RE-
LIGIOUS AFFILIATION: Anglican, St. Paul's Parish,
Baltimore County. SOCIAL STATUS AND ACTIVI-
TIES: transported three others besides himself, but
no title upon arrival; Gent., by 1689. OCCUPA-
TIONAL PROFILE: planter. PUBLIC CAREER. LEGIS-
LATIVE SERVICE: Lower House, Baltimore County,
1692-1693, 1694-1696 (Accounts 3, 4; died be-
fore the 5th session of the 1694-1697 Assembly).
LOCAL OFFICES: justice, Baltimore County, 1685-
1689, 1694-1696 (quorum, 1694-1696); coroner,
Baltimore County, 1689; St. Paul's Parish Vestry,
Baltimore County, 1693-1696. STANDS ON PUB-

LIC/PRIVATE ISSUES: probably opposed the Prot-
estant Associators' Revolution in 1689; no record
of service as a justice after September 1689 until
his reappointment in 1694. WEALTH DURING LIFE-
TIME. LAND AT FIRST ELECTION, at least 570 acres
in Baltimore County (including 185 acres ac-
quired through his marriage to Christiana Wright).

WEALTH AT DEATH. DIED: will probated On April

11, 1696, in Baltimore County. PERSONAL PROP-
ERTY: TEV, £206.6.6 (including 4 servants, books,
and silver valued at 8 shillings); FB, £167.3.10.
LAND: probably 835 acres in Baltimore County.

WATKINS, SAMUEL (?-1700). IMMIGRATED: by
1691, as a free adult. RESIDED: in Calvert County;
St. Mary's County by 1696; Anne Arundel County
at death. MARRIED by 1693 Ann, widow of both
John Edward and Andrew Abington (?-
1691). She subsequently married by 1702/3 (first
name unknown) Smith. CHILDREN. DAUGHTER:
Frances. STEPDAUGHTER: Margaret Abington.

PRIVATE CAREER. EDUCATION: literate. RELIGIOUS
AFFILIATION: Protestant. SOCIAL STATUS AND AC-
TIVITIES: Gent., by 1694; clerk of Lower House
committees in the 1690s. OCCUPATIONAL PRO-
FILE: lawyer, admitted to the following courts:
Provincial Court, April 1692; Prerogative Court,
by June 1694; Calvert County, by July 1694; St.
Mary's County, by July 1694; Chancery Court,
by December 1696; placeman; planter. PUBLIC CA-
REER. LEGISLATIVE SERVICE: Lower House, St.

Mary's City, 1696 (elected to the 7th session of
the 1694-1697 Assembly, but the election was
ruled invalid because no vacancy existed). OTHER
PROVINCIAL OFFICE: naval officer of Patuxent,
1695-1698 (dismissed for "disengenious behav-
ior"). LOCAL OFFICES: clerk of indictments, Cal-
vert County, 1694; St. Mary's County, 1694.
STANDS ON PUBLIC/PRIVATE ISSUES: charged in 1698
with involvement in the alleged conspiracy of John
Coode (ca. 1648-1708/9) and Philip Clarke (?-
1699) against Gov. Francis Nicholson (1655-1727/

28). WEALTH DURING LIFETIME. LAND: ca. 872 acres.

WEALTH AT DEATH. DIED: will probated in Septem-
ber 1700 in Anne Arundel County. PERSONAL
PROPERTY: TEV, £112.11.6 (including 6 servants,
4 slaves, and books); FB, estate overpaid
£163.19.6. LAND: at least 872 acres.

WATSON, JOHN (ca. 1649-1699). BORN: ca. 1649,
in England. IMMIGRATED: by 1676, as a free adult.
RESIDED: in St. Mary's County; returned to Eng-
land briefly in 1680 and 1696. MARRIED first, by

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