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A Biographical Dictionary of the Maryland Legislature 1635-1789 by Edward C. Papenfuse, et. al.
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Boston Harbor. DAUGHTER. Eliza (1785-1825),
who married Samuel Wethered (1773-1829). PRI-

AFFILIATION: Anglican, Shrewsbury Parish, Kent
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.


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,


scribed to fund to establish Washington College,
Chestertown, Kent County. WEALTH DURING LIFE-

£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-
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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