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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

COUSINS: Thomas Ringgold (1715-1772); Sarah
Ringgold (?-by 1767), who married Alexander
Williamson (ca. 1712-1760). MARRIED on Septem-
ber 16, 1735, Mary, daughter of John Price of
Presteign Parish, in the counties of Hereford and
Radnor, England. Mary was the stepdaughter of
the Rev. Hugh Jones, rector of Shrewsbury Par-
ish, Kent County. CHILDREN. SONS: Edward Price
(1737-1774), who married Mary Wilson; Simon
(1743-died young); John Lambert Wilmer (1747-
1799); and Rev. James Jones (1749/50-1814), who
married first, in 1783, Sarah (ca. 1764-?), daugh-
ter of Daniel Magee of Baltimore County and
wife Sarah, and married second, in 1803, Letetia,
widow of Dr. William Fell Day of Baltimore
County. DAUGHTERS: Mary (1738-?), who mar-
ried William Geddes (?-1792), collector of cus-
toms at Chestertown, 1766-1777; Ann (1755-
died young). PRIVATE CAREER. EDUCATION: lit-
erate. RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION: Anglican,

Shrewsbury Parish, Kent County. SOCIAL STATUS
AND ACTIVITIES: Gent., by 1741; Esq., by 1760.

OCCUPATION AL PROFILE: planter. PUBLIC CAREER.
LEGISLATIVE SERVICE: Lower House, Kent

County, 1749-1751 (Bills of Credit 1), 1762-1763.
LOCAL OFFICES: sheriff, Kent County, 1738-1741;
tobacco inspector, Shrewsbury Parish, Kent
County, elected 1748; justice, Kent County, 1744-
at least 1764 (quorum). WEALTH DURING LIFETIME.
LAND AT FIRST ELECTION: ca. 1,500 acres in Kent
and Cecil counties (inherited ca. 500 acres, ac-
quired ca. 1,000 acres by patent and purchase).

SIGNIFICANT CHANGES IN LAND BETWEEN FIRST

ELECTION AND DEATH: bought 941 acres in Kent
County, 1750-1765; sold 285 acres in Cecil and
Kent counties, 1755-1767. WEALTH AT DEATH. DIED:
between November 7, 1768, and January 19, 1769,
in Kent County. PERSONAL PROPERTY: TEV, at
least £1,459.12.10 (including 84 oz. old silver, 17
slaves, and 6 servants). LAND: ca. 2,156 acres in
Kent County.

WILSON, DAVID (1704-1750). BORN: in 1704 in
Manokin Hundred, Somerset County. NATIVE:
second generation. RESIDED: in Manokin Hundred,
Somerset County. FAMILY BACKGROUND. FATHER:
Ephraim Wilson (1664-1732), who was born in
Ireland and immigrated ca. 1685 with his father,
Rev. Thomas Wilson (?-ca. 1702) of Killybegs,
Ireland. Ephraim was sheriff of Somerset County
in 1694, and resided at "Davis' Conquest" in
Manokin Hundred, Somerset County, by 1732.
MOTHER: Elizabeth, widow of Henry Lynch,
daughter of William Davis and wife Anne Hooper.

STEPMOTHER: by 1728, Frances (?-1768), widow
of John Irving, daughter of George Betts (?-1711)
and wife Bridget. BROTHER: Capt. Samuel (?-
1748), who married Martha, daughter of Sarah
Woolford. STEPBROTHERS. John Irving; George
Irving. STEPSISTER: Brigit Irving, who married
Levin Dashiell (1711/12-1795), son of Thomas
Dashiell (1666-ca. 1756); Mary Irving, who mar-
ried (first name unknown) Spence; and Ann Irv-
ing. NEPHEW. Levin Wilson (1735-1791). MAR-
RIED first, by 1726, Betty (last name unknown)
(?-by 1747). MARRIED second, by 1747, Abigail
(?-1764), widow of William Waters (?-1732/33).
CHILDREN. SONS. Ephraim (1726-1778), an attor-
ney of Somerset County who married Mary (last
name unknown); Samuel Wilson (1735-1790);
David (1737-?), who married first, Priscilla (ca.
1740-by 1779), daughter of William Winder (1714/
15-1792), and second, ca. 1779, Sarah Done,
widow of John Done (?-1772), a physician of
Somerset County, daughter of William Waters
(?-ca.!781) and Rose Harmonson; Denwood
(1740-1803), who married first, on August 31,
1758, Margaret Skirvice (Skirven), and second,
in 1803, Betty Stevens; and James (?-1810).
STEPSON: Richard Waters. DAUGHTERS: Betty;
Ann, who married (first name unknown) Jones;
Esther, who married in 1767 Rev. Jacob Ker of
Somerset County. STEPDAUGHTERS: Elizabeth
Waters; and Sarah Waters, who married William
McClemmy. PRIVATE CAREER. EDUCATION: liter-
ate. RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION: Presbyterian, Man-
okin Presbyterian Church, Somerset County. In
his will, Wilson's father required that his sons and
grandsons follow the Presbyterian religion or be
disinherited. SOCIAL STATUS AND ACTIVITIES:
Gent., by 1734. OCCUPATIONAL PROFILE, sur-
veyor by 1744; planter by 1747. PUBLIC CAREER.
LEGISLATIVE SERVICE: Lower House, Somerset
County, 1744 (elected to the 2nd session of the
1742-1744 Assembly to fill vacancy), 1745 (Arms
and Ammunition). LOCAL OFFICES: deputy com-
missary, Somerset County, 1727; justice, Som-
erset County, 1732-1738; deputy surveyor, Som-
erset County, appointed 1744; elder, Manokin
Presbyterian Church, 1748. MILITARY SERVICE:
captain, by 1737 to at least 1745. WEALTH DURING

LIFETIME. LAND AT FIRST ELECTION: ca. 2,564 acres

in Somerset County (acquired by inheritance,
purchase, and patent), plus 1 lot in Princess Anne
owned in partnership with Col. Robert King (1689-

1755). SIGNIFICANT CHANGES IN LAND BETWEEN

FIRST ELECTION AND DEATH: added at least 3,107
acres in Somerset County by purchase, resurvey,

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