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

folk County, 1645-1646; captain, 1651. WEALTH
AT DEATH. DIED: last mentioned in the records in
1654 as a landowner in Lower Norfolk County.
IDENTIFICATION PROBLEMS. The assumption was
made that Edward Windham was a Virginia res-
ident because he was appointed to the Council
by Richard Bennett and William Claiborne and
because there is no record of his ever having lived
in Maryland. Given this assumption, Edward
Windham (1616-?) was identified as the coun-
cillor because he was the only man with that name
who was living in Virginia in 1652.

WINTOUR (WINTER), ROBERT (?-1638).
BORN: in England, probably fourth son. IMMI-
GRATED: in 1637, as a free adult. RESIDED: in St.
George's Hundred, St. Mary's County. FAMILY
BACKGROUND. FATHER: probably Sir Edward Win-
ter of Sydney, Gloucestershire, England; mem-
ber of Parliament for Gloucestershire in 1589,
1601. MOTHER: probably Lady Anne Winter,
daughter of Edward Somerset, Earl of Worcester.
AUNT: probably Blanche Somerset, who married
Thomas Arundell, brother-in-law of Cecilius Cal-
vert, 2nd Lord Baltimore (1605-1675). BROTHERS:
probably Sir John Winter, secretary to Queen
Henrietta Maria; probably Edward and Frederick
Wintour, both of whom were enagaged in the first
expedition to Maryland. PRIVATE CAREER. EDU-
CATION: literate, well educated. RELIGIOUS AF-
FILIATION: Catholic. SOCIAL STATUS AND ACTIV-
ITIES: helped twenty-eight Benedictine nuns to
become established in Brussels, 1632/33; au-
thored "A Short Treatise ..... concerning the new
plantation now erecting ... in Maryland," 1635;
arrived with five servants in 1637; Esq., on ar-
rival. OCCUPATIONAL PROFILE: pursued career at
sea in the early 1630s; employed by or associated
with Lord Baltimore, by October 1633. PUBLIC
CAREER. LEGISLATIVE SERVICE: Assembly, special
writ, 1637/38 (Laws). OTHER PROVINCIAL OFFICE:
Council, 1637/38-1638. LOCAL OFFICE: justice, St.
Mary's County, 1638. MILITARY SERVICE: cap-
tain, 1637/38. WEALTH AT DEATH. DIED: by Sep-
tember 4, 1638. PERSONAL PROPERTY: TEV, at

least 12,577 pounds of tobacco (including 7 serv-
ants and 40 beaver skins).

WITHERS (VITHERS), SAMUEL (?-1671) IM-
MIGRATED: by 1653, as a free adult, possibly from
Virginia. RESIDED: in Anne Arundel County.
MARRIED Elizabeth (?-ca. 1671/72), daughter of
William Du rand (?-1672) and wife Alice. CHIL-
DREN. SON: Samuel, Jr. (?-1697), sheriff of Talbot

County, 1689-1693. PRIVATE CAREER. EDUCA-
TION: literate. RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION: Quaker.
SOCIAL STATUS AND ACTIVITIES: Gent., by death;
acquired 200 acres in 1652 or 1653, immediately
upon arrival. OCCUPATIONAL PROFILE: planter;
some mercantile activity. PUBLIC CAREER. LEGIS-
LATIVE SERVICE: Parliamentary Commission, 1656/
57-1657/58; Lower House, Anne Arundel County,
1669 (Aggrievances). OTHER PROVINCIAL OFFICE.
justice, Provincial Court, 1656/57-1657/58. LO-
CAL OFFICE: justice, Anne Arundel County, 1658,
1661-1668 (quorum, 1661-1668). WEALTH DURING

LIFETIME. LAND AT FIRST ELECTION: over 1,300

acres in Anne Arundel, Talbot, and Cecil coun-
ties. WEALTH AT DEATH. DIED: Will probated on

June 2, 1671, in Anne Arundel County. PERSONAL
PROPERTY: TEV, at least 79,158 pounds of to-
bacco (including 9 servants). LAND: over 1,300
acres in Anne Arundel, Talbot, and Cecil coun-
ties.

WOLSTENHOLME, DANIEL (?-1795). BORN:
probably in England. IMMIGRATED: probably by
1750, from England. RESIDED: in Annapolis, Anne
Arundel County, by 1750-ca. 1763; Lower St.
Mary's Hundred, St. Mary's County, ca. 1763-

1795. FAMILY BACKGROUND. OTHER KINSHIP: in his

will Wolstenholme named as a relation Mrs. Ju-
dith Hutchinson of Manchester, England. MAR-
RIED after 1763 Deborah (?-1807). In her will
Deborah Wolstenholme stated that her brothers
were John Green of Annapolis and Edward Bald-
win. Her sister was Mary. PRIVATE CAREER. ED-
UCATION: literate. RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION: An-
glican, St. Anne's Parish, Anne Arundel County;
in his will Wolstenholme directed that money be
given to the rector and vestrymen of William and
Mary Parish, St. Mary's County, to be used for
the repair of the church. SOCIAL STATUS AND AC-
TIVITIES: Esq., by 1757. OCCUPATIONAL PROFILE:
merchant; factor for Hanbury and Co., London
merchants, probably by 1750-1775; kept store in
Annapolis, by 1750-1762; planter. PUBLIC CA-
REER. LEGISLATIVE SERVICE: Lower House, St.

Mary's County, 1765-1766 (Grievances 2; Public
Offices 3), 1768-1770 (Grievances 1). OTHER
PROVINCIAL OFFICES: supply agent, appointed
under the act of 1756; appointed by Governor
Sharpe to treat with the Cherokee Indians at Ft.
Frederick, 1757; collector of North Potomac, 1760-
1775. LOCAL OFFICES: churchwarden, St. Anne's
Parish, Anne Arundel County, 1754-1755; clerk,
St. Mary's County, gave bond 1770. STANDS ON
PUBLIC/PRIVATE ISSUES: a Loyalist, Wolsten-

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