holme in 1775 refused to sign the Association of
Freemen of Maryland. In July 1776 he applied to
the Committee of Observation of St. Mary's
County for permission to leave for England. A
passport was issued. A few weeks later, however,
the Council of Safety passed a general order that
prevented anyone from leaving the province. In
October Wolstenholme went to Philadelphia hop-
ing to obtain passage to England. He did not
succeed and returned home. In 1781, when he
inquired of Jeremiah Jordan, a judge of the St.
Mary's County Court, whether he was a hostage
or a prisoner, Jordan replied that he was a pris-
oner. Wolstenholme resigned himself to his fate,
and in 1783 applied to the British Loyalist Claims
Commission for compensation of financial losses
suffered during the Revolution. WEALTH DURING
LIFETIME. PERSONAL PROPERTY: 25 slaves, 1790;
assessed value £716.11.8, including 26 slaves and
59 oz. plate, 1793; assessed value £716.11.8, in-
cluding 33 slaves and 59 oz. plate, 1794. ANNUAL
INCOME: In a schedule of losses which he sub-
mitted to the British Loyalist Claims Commission
in 1783, Wolstenholme estimated his annual in-
come as £15().0.0-£200.0.0 sterling per annum as
agent for Hanbury & Co., by 1750-1775, and
£300.0.0 sterling per annum as profit from his
office as collector of North Potomac (out of which
he paid an assistant and a clerk), 1760-1775. LAND
AT FIRST ELECTION: 200 acres in St. Mary's County;
a house and lot in Annapolis; half interest in a
windmill and lots in Annapolis (all acquired by
purchase); and an estate in Lancaster County,
England (acreage and manner of acquisition un-
known). SIGNIFICANT CHANGES IN LAND BE-
TWEEN FIRST ELECTION AND DEATH: acquired,
probably by purchase, 110 acres in St. Mary's
County, 1771-1773; sold house and lot in An-
napolis, 1772. WEALTH AT DEATH. DIED: will pro-
bated on October 22, 1795, in St. Mary's County.
PERSON AL PROPERTY: assessed value £717.0.0, in-
cluding 26 slaves and 59 oz. plate, 1796, plus per-
sonal property in England, value unknown. LAND:
310 acres in St. Mary's County, a half interest in
a windmill and lots in Annapolis, and an estate
in England. Wolstenholme's heirs were his wife
and his godson, George Campbell, son of An-
drew Campbell of St. Mary's County.
WOOD, JOSEPH (?-1738). BORN: probably in
Cecil County, of age by 1725. NATIVE, at least
second generation. RESIDED: in Cecil County.
FAMILY BACKGROUND. FATHER: Joseph Wood.
MOTHER: Francina (ca. 1662-?), daughter of Au-
gustine Herman (?-1686). UNCLE. Casparus Au-
gustine Herman (1656-1697). AUNTS: Anna Mar-
gretta Herman, who married first, Henry Ward
(?-ca. 1683/84), and second Matthias Vanderhey-
den (?-1729); Judith Herman, who married John
Thompson (?-ca. 1701/2). FIRST COUSINS: Ephraim
Augustine Herman (1683-1734/35); Henry Ward
(?-1734); Augustina Vanderheyden, who mar-
ried James Harris (1682-1743); Ariana Vander-
heyden (1690-1741), who married first, James
Frisby (1684-1719), second, Thomas Bordley (ca.
1683-1726), and third, Edmund Jennings (?-1756);
Augustine Thompson (1691-1738/39); Richard
Thompson (ca. 1680-1775); Francina Vander-
heyden, who married second, Charles Hynson
(1692-1748); and Augustina Herman, who mar-
ried first, Thomas Frisby (1681-ca. 1715/16), and
second, Roger Larramore (?-1721). MARRIED
Martha, who died after 1745. CHILDREN. SONS:
William; Joseph, who married on February 17,
1734/35, Sarah, daughter of Robert Hodgson.
DAUGHTERS: Rebecca; Francina; and Elizabeth.
PRIVATE CAREER. EDUCATION: literate. RELIGIOUS
AFFILIATION: Anglican; his wife was a Quaker.
SOCIAL STATUS AND ACTIVITIES: Gent., by 1725.
OCCUPATIONAL PROFILE: probably planter. PUB-
LIC CAREER. LEGISLATIVE SERVICE: Lower House,
Cecil County, 1732-1734, 1734/35-1737. LOCAL
OFFICE: North Sassafras Parish Vestry, Cecil
County, 1733-1735. WEALTH DURING LIFETIME.
LAND AT FIRST ELECTION: 1,266 acres in Cecil
County. WEALTH AT DEATH. DIED: between May
5 and August 8, 1738, in Cecil County. PERSONAL
PROPERTY. TEV, £586.13.4 current money (in-
cluding 10 slaves and books); FB, £90.9.6. LAND:
1,266 acres in Cecil County.
WOODWARD, HENRY (1733-1761). BORN: on
November 21, 1733, in Anne Arundel County
(probably in Annapolis); only son of father. NA-
TIVE: second generation. RESIDED: near Annap-
olis, Anne Arundel County. FAMILY BACK-
GROUND. FATHER: Amos Woodward (?-ca. 1735),
Esq., of Annapolis, who immigrated by 1719; son
of Henry Woodward and wife Mary Garrett.
STEPFATHER: by 1739, Edward Fottrell (?-ca.
1742), of Baltimore Town, Baltimore County, who
married first, Anne Grundy Lloyd (1690-1732),
and second, in 1737, Sarah (?-1738), daughter
of Samuel Young (1662-1736). MOTHER: Achsah
(ca. 1704-1741), daughter of Caleb Dorsey (ca.
1684-1742) and wife Elinor Warfield (1683-1752).
UNCLE: Edward Dorsey (1718-1760). AUNT: Mary
Dorsey (1725-ca. 1786), who married John Ridgely