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

PERSONAL PROPERTY: size of estate unknown.
LAND: ca. 1,265 acres in Kent County.

WILMER, LAMBERT (1682-1732). BORN: on
October 2, 1682, in Kent County; eldest son. NA-
TIVE, second generation. RESIDED, in northern
Kent County on the Sassafras River. FAMILY
BACKGROUND. FATHER: Simon Wilmer (ca. 1656-
1699). MOTHER: Rebecca Tilghman (?-1725).
UNCLE: Richard Tilghman (1672/73-1738/39).
BROTHERS: Simon Wilmer (1686-1737); Tilghman
(1699-1699). SISTERS: Frances (1688/89-1736),
who married in 1706 Samuel (?-1732), son of
Joseph Wickes (ca. 1620-1692); Mary (1691/92-
?); Rebecca (1694-1695); and Rebecca (1697-
1750), who married in 1712 Thomas (1693-1728),
son of Thomas Ringgold (by 1672-1711). FIRST
COUSINS: Matthew Tilghman Ward (ca. 1676-1741);
William Tilghman (1711-1782); Edward Tilghman
(1713-1785); James Tilghman (1716-1793); Mat-
thew Tilghman (1717/18-1790); Mary Tilghman
(1702-ca. 1736), who married in 1721 James Earle,
Jr. (ca. 1694-1739); Henrietta Maria Tilghman
(1707-1771), who married first, in 1731, George
Robins (1697-1742), and second, in 1747, William
Goldsborough (1709-1760); and Anna Maria
Tilghman (1709-1763), who married first, Wil-
liam Hemsley (1703-1736), and second, Robert
Lloyd (ca. 1712-1770). NEPHEW: Thomas Ring-
gold (1715-1772). NIECE: Sarah Ringgold (?-by
1767), who married Alexander Williamson (ca.
1712-1760). MARRIED Ann, daughter of Thomas
Pyner (?-1705) of Kent County and wife Jo-
hanna. Ann was the granddaughter of Henry Hos-
ier (?-1686). Her brothers were Thomas (?-1729),
who married Rachel; Matthew; and James. Her
sister was Martha. CHILDREN. SONS: Simon Wilmer
(1713-ca. 1768); Lambert, Jr. (?-1751), who
married Martha. DAUGHTERS: Rebecca (1703/4-
?), who married Marmaduke Tilden (?-1726); Ann
(1705-?); Mary (1708-?); Frances (1710-?); and
Martha (1715-?). PRIVATE CAREER. EDUCATION:
literate. RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION: Anglican,
Shrewsbury Parish, Kent County. OCCUPA-
TIONAL PROFILE: planter. PUBLIC CAREER. LEGIS-
LATIVE SERVICE.- Lower House, Kent County,
1719-1721/22. LOCAL OFFICES: justice, Kent
County, by 1714/15-at least 1729 (quorum);
Shrewsbury Parish Vestry, Kent County, 1715-
1721, 1723-1728; commissioner, Kent County,

1727. WEALTH DURING LIFETIME. LAND AT FIRST

ELECTION: ca. 1,000 acres in Kent and Cecil coun-
ties (inherited ca. 900 acres, purchased ca. 100
acres). SIGNIFICANT CHANGES IN LAND BETWEEN

FIRST ELECTION AND DEATH: bought 100 acres in

Kent County. WEALTH AT DEATH. DIED: will pro-
bated September 25, 1732, in Kent County. PER-
SONAL PROPERTY: TEV, at least £477.0.0 (in-
cluding 6 slaves). LAND: ca. 1,100 acres in Kent
and Cecil counties.

WILMER, SIMON (ca. 1656-1699). BORN: ca.
1656, in England. IMMIGRATED: from London,
ca. 1678, to manage ''Resurrection Manor" in
Calvert (later became St. Mary's) County for
Richard Perry (?-?). RESIDED: probably also in
Virginia in 1678 when Joseph Sparrow, "of Lon-
don, clothesworker," appointed Wilmer, "of Vir-
ginia, merchant," as his attorney. In October 1678
he was described as being in Maryland. He re-
turned to England, but resettled permanently in
Maryland by 1679. He was living in Calvert County
in February 1679/80, in Talbot County by 1680,
and in Kent County by 1681. FAMILY BACK-
GROUND. BROTHER: probably Lambert. MARRIED
in 1681 Rebecca (?-1725), daughter of Dr. Rich-
ard Tilghman (1626-1675/76) and wife Mary Fox-
ley (?-by 1702). Her brothers were Richard
Tilghman (1672/73-1738/39); William (1658-1682);
and Samuel (1650-died young). Her sisters were
Mary (ca. 1655-?), who married first, Matthew
Ward (ca. 1635-1677/78), and second. Rev. John
Lillingston (ca. 1656-1709); Deborah (ca. 1666-
?). Her nephews were Matthew Tilghman Ward
(ca. 1676-1741); William Tilghman (1711-1782);
Edward Tilghman (1713-1786); James Tilghman
(1716-1793); and Matthew Tilghman (1717/18-
1790). Her nieces were Mary Tilghman (1702-
ca. 1736), who married in 1721 James Earle, Jr.
(ca. 1694-1739); Henrietta Maria Tilghman (1707-
1771), who married first, in 1731, George Robins
(1697-1742), and second, in 1747, William Golds-
borough (1709-1760); and Anna Maria Tilghman
(1709-1763), who married first, William Hemsley
(1703-1736), and second, Robert Lloyd (ca. 1712-
1770). CHILDREN. SONS: Lambert Wilmer (1682-
1732); Simon Wilmer (1686-1737); and Tilghman
(1699-1699). DAUGHTERS. Rebecca (1697-1750),
who married in 1712 Thomas (1693-1728), son
of Thomas Ringgold (by 1672- 1711); Frances (1688V
89-1736), who married in 1706 Samuel (?-1732),
son of Joseph Wickes (ca. 1620-1692); Mary (1691/
92-?); and Rebecca (1694-1695). PRIVATE CA.
REER. EDUCATION: literate; had clerical skills. RE-
LIGIOUS AFFILIATION: Anglican, St. Paul's Parish,
Kent County. SOCIAL STATUS AND ACTIVITIES:
immigrated to manage a manor. OCCUPATIONAL
PROFILE: merchant of London, 1670s; grocer; fac-

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