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A Biographical Dictionary of the Maryland Legislature 1635-1789 by Edward C. Papenfuse, et. al.
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George's County. PRIVATE CAREER. EDUCATION:
literate. RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION: Protestant; his
wife was Catholic. SOCIAL STATUS AND ACTIVI-
TIES: his wife's connections with both the Calverts
and the Carrolls undoubtedly assisted his political
and officeholding career. Esq., by 1743; Hon.,
by 1754. OCCUPATIONAL PROFILE: officeholder;
planter; lawyer, admitted to the following courts:
Provincial Court, 1732; Prince George's County,
June 1733; Charles County, August 1733; Anne
Arundel County, November 1734; Court of
Chancery, by May 1741. PUBLIC CAREER. LEGIS-
LATIVE SERVICE: Upper House, 1745, 1745/46-
1748, 1749-1751, 1751-1753 (died before 4th
session of the 1751-1754 Assembly). ADDI-
TIONAL COMMENT ordered on May 15, 1744, to
hear a complaint against him exhibited to the
Committee of Grievances of the Lower House
for fee extortion in the office of examiner-gen-
eral. OTHER PRO VINCI AL OFFICES: justice, Provin-

cial Court, 1735-1754 (quorum 1743-1754); ap-
pointed in 1735 to fill the new office of examiner
and master in Chancery, resigned ca. November
1744 and the office was then abolished; justice,
Assize Court, Eastern Shore, 1736, Western Shore,
1735, 1737, 1738, 1743; examiner general, 1738-
1748; commissioner of the Paper Currency Of-
fice, 1738-ca. 1746; justice, Court of Admiralty,
1742-1754; appointed by Lord Baltimore as sur-
veyor general of the Eastern Shore, 1745-1747,
in appreciation for his resignation from the con-
troversial office of examiner and master in Chan-
cery; Council, 1744/45-1754 (qualified February
26/1744/45); register. Land Office, 1746-1754.
LOCAL OFFICES: clerk of Indictments, Prince
George's County, March 1735/36, Anne Arundel
County, November 1734; justice. Court of Oyer,
Terminer, and Gaol Delivery, Anne Arundel
County, 1736, 1738/39, Baltimore County, 1738.

WEALTH DURING LIFETIME. LAND AT FIRST ELEC-
TION: at least 1,800 acres in Prince George's County
(through marriage), and possibly an additional
1,851 acres in Charles County that may have been
acquired either before or after his first election.

SIGNIFICANT CHANGES IN LAND BETWEEN FIRST

FLECTION AND DEATH: patented a 600-acre tract
in Prince George's County with George Scott,
1744; purchased lot 47 in Annapolis from Charles
Carroll (1691-1755), 1746, and resold it imme-
diately to Nicholas Maccubbin Carroll (1750/51-
1812). WEALTH AT DEATH. DIED: on February 8,
1754. of the gout at his seat on the Potomac.
PERSONAL PROPERTY: TEV, £708.7.7 sterling,
£1,051.4.5 current money, and 17.048 lbs. to-

bacco (including 6 slaves, books valued at £34.9.6,
78 oz. plate, and 4 French plate candlesticks);
FB, estate overpaid £119.2.11 sterling, £15.10.6
current money, and 8,162 pounds of tobacco.
LAND: ca. 4,200 acres in Prince George's and
Charles counties.

YOUNG, JACOB (?-1805). BORN, possibly in
Prince George's County; of age by 1762. NATIVE:
possibly; if so at least second generation. RE-
SIDED: in Elizabeth Hundred, Frederick County;
may have had an alternate residence in Frederick
Town, Frederick County. MARRIED first, by 1763,
Eleanor, daughter of William Beatty. Her sister
was Mary, who married John Cary (?-1777), a
physician of Frederick Town. Her nephew was
John Dow Cary (?-?). MARRIED second, by 1798,
Catherine, daughter of John Karhn of Frederick
County and wife Madaline. CHILDREN. SONS: Ja-
cob (1761-?), who married by 1789 Francy (last
name unknown); Isaac (1763-?); and John, a mi-
nor in 1805. DAUGHTERS: possibly two, including
Mary Ann (?-by 1812), who married George Scott

(1736-1809). PRIVATE CAREER. EDUCATION: lit-

erate. SOCIAL STATUS AND ACTIVITIES: Mr., by
1770; Gent,, by 1777; Esq., by 1787. OCCUPA-
TIONAL PROFILE: innholder from 1762 until at least
1770; farmer from 1763. PUBLIC CAREER. LEGIS-
LATIVE SERVICE: Lower House, Frederick County,
1777-1778. LOCAL OFFICES: justice, Frederick
County, 1775-1799 (quorum); chief justice,
Frederick County, by at least 1800; Committee
of Observation, Frederick County, elected Jan-
uary 24, 1775; commissioner of the tax, Frederick
County, 1777; justice, Orphans' Court, Frederick
County, 1782-1784; served on a commission es-
tablished by an act of Assembly that was empow-
ered to levy a tax for grading and paving the
streets in Frederick Town, 1786. MILITARY SERV-
ICE: captain, Frederick Town, February 21, 1776.

WEALTH DURING LIFETIME. PERSONAL PROPERTY:

4 slaves in 1790. LAND AT FIRST ELECTION: 619
acres in Frederick County (purchased 546 acres
and patented 73 acres), plus 575 acres in Fred-
erick County received as a gift and owned jointly
with his brother-in-law John Cary. SIGNIFICANT

CHANGES IN LAND BETWEEN FIRST ELECTION AND

DEATH: purchased 100 acres in Frederick County
in 1777, and a lot in Hamburgh, Prince George's
County, in 1783; purchased a lot in Frederick
Town with his son-in-law George Scott (?-1809),
1787; sold 711 acres in Frederick County between
1779 and 1791 and sold his interest in the lot in
Frederick Town in 1791; between 1777 and 1790

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