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

Boston Harbor. DAUGHTER. Eliza (1785-1825),
who married Samuel Wethered (1773-1829). PRI-
VATE CAREER. EDUCATION: literate. RELIGIOUS

AFFILIATION: Anglican, Shrewsbury Parish, Kent
County. SOCIAL STATUS AND ACTIVITIES: Gent.,
by 1780; Esq., by 1795. OCCUPATIONAL PROFILE:
a merchant, who had several business partners
throughout his life. In 1770 Yeates bought in part-
nership with Tobias Rudolph, a prosperous Cecil
County merchant, a tract of waterfront on Turn-
er's Creek in Kent County. This land was the site
of a warehouse and shipping operation, which
included two sailing vessels in which Yeates had
part ownership. By 1783 Yeates was operating a
general saw mill and a fulling mill on Herring
Creek in Kent County in partnership with Wil-
liam Grindage, a justice of the peace in Kent
County. Yeates had two other known business
associates, James Currie (Corrie) and John Lathim,
both of whom were his nephews. PUBLIC CAREER.

LEGISLATIVE SERVICE: Lower House, Kent

County, 1777 (Claims 1). OTHER STATE OFFICE:
Constitution Ratification Convention, Kent
County, 1788. LOCAL OFFICES: justice, Kent
County, 1786-1795; justice, Orphans' Court, Kent
County, 1786-1788, 1791; associate justice, Kent
County, 1794 (appointed on February 8, 1794;
resigned on December 2, 1794); Shrewsbury Par-
ish Vestry, Kent County, 1793. MILITARY SERV-
ICE: colonel, 27th Battalion of Militia, 1778; dep-
uty quartermaster for Maryland and Delaware,
1780. OUT OF STATE SERVICE: presidential elector,

1792. STANDS ON PUBLIC/PRIVATE ISSUES: Sub-

scribed to fund to establish Washington College,
Chestertown, Kent County. WEALTH DURING LIFE-
TIME. PERSONAL PROPERTY: assessed Value,

£54.0.0, 1783. LAND AT FIRST ELECTION: half of
a 7-acre tract held in partnership with Cecil County
merchant Tobias Rudolph, with whom he also
held a mortgage on a 225-acre tract, both prop-
erties in Kent County; probably controlled a house
and lot on Chestnut Street in Philadelphia, which
he acquired through marriage by 1777. SIGNIFI-
CANT CHANGES IN LAND BETWEEN FIRST ELEC-
TION AND DEATH: released mortgage on 225 acres
in Kent County, 1780; purchased a half interest
in 34 acres containing a mill in partnership with
William Grindage, 1785; purchased 6 acres in 1789
and an unknown acreage held in partnership in
1794, all in Kent County. WEALTH AT DEATH. DIED:
on November 16, 1796; will probated in Kent
County; buried in Shrewsbury Parish. PERSONAL
PROPERTY: TEV, £4,606.11.3 (including 7 slaves
and two-thirds share in 2 vessels); FB, £2,101.8.4.

LAND. ca. 30 acres, plus a tract of unknown acreage
in Kent County, unknown acreage near New Cas-
tle, Delaware, and a house and lot in Philadel-
phia, Pennsylvania, all mentioned in his will.

YOUNG, BENJAMIN (?-1754). BORN: of age by
1735. IMMIGRATED: ca. 1734 as a free adult. RE-
SIDED: alternately in Annapolis, Anne Arundel
County, and on his dwelling plantation, "Cerne
Abbey Mannor," also called "Duddington Man-
nor," on the Potomac River in Prince George's
County. MARRIED ca. 1734 Ann (1710-1764), a
Catholic, the widow of David Carroll, of Dud-
dington (1707-1734) and daughter of Notley Rozer
(Rozier) (1673-1727). Ann was the stepdaughter
of Elizabeth Whetenhall (?-1733). She was the
granddaughter of Benjamin Rozer (?-1681) and
wife Ann Sewall (?-1693). She was the step-
granddaughter of Edward Pye (?-1696). Her
brother was Henry, who married Eleanor Neale
of Queen Anne's County. Her sisters were Eliz-
abeth; Catherine. OTHER KINSHIP: Ann's great-
grandparents were Charles Calvert, 3rd Lord Bal-
timore (1637-1714/15), and his second wife Jane
Lowe Sewall. Her great-uncle was Benedict Leon-
ard Calvert, 4th Lord Baltimore (1679-1715).
CHILDREN. SONS: Benjamin, of Baltimore County,
the eldest son, who married first, ca. 1755, Char-
lotte Hyde (?-1755), widow of David Graham
(?-ca. 1754) and a cousin of Lord Baltimore, and
second, on August 10, 1757, Mary, youngest
daughter of Daniel Dulany (1685-1753); Notley
(ca. 1736-1802), who married first, Jane, daugh-
ter of Nicholas Digges, and second, in 1782, Mary
(1742-?), sister of Daniel Carroll (1730-1796).
ADDITIONAL COMMENT: Benjamin, Jr., was ap-
pointed naval officer of Pocomoke upon his mar-
riage to Charlotte Graham, Lord Baltimore's
cousin. He was discovered embezzling money in
April 1761, and although the affair was quietly
handled by having his brother-in-law Walter Du-
lany (?-1773) replace the sum taken, Benjamin
was eventually dismissed for neglect in March
1762. He retained his other office as surgeon gen-
eral of the Eastern Shore (1755-1776), and within
three years became clerk of Saint Mary's County
(1765-1770) and then clerk of Cecil County (1770-
1776). STEPSON: Charles Carroll, of Duddington
and Carrollsburg (1729-1773). DAUGHTERS: Mary,
who married on August 9, 1757, Stead Lowe;
Henrietta; Ann; and Letitia. STEPDAUGHTERS:
Eleanor Carroll (?-1763), who married her cou-
sin Daniel Carroll (1730-1796); Mary Carroll, who
married Ignatius Digges of "Melwood," Prince

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