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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

acquired 138 acres as well as a lot in Middle Town,
all in Frederick County. WEALTH AT DEATH. DIED:
between February 7 and March 16, 1805; will
probated in Frederick County. PERSONAL PROP-
ERTY: TEV, £95.3.6 current money (including a
parcel of books); FB, £18.6.6. LAND: ca. 700 acres
and a lot in Middle Town in Frederick County,
and a lot in Hamburgh, Prince George's County.

YOUNG, JOHN (?-ca. 1731/32). BORN: at Road
(Rhode) River, Anne Arundel County. NATIVE:
at least second generation. RESIDED: in St. Mary's
County by 1724-ca. 1731/32. FAMILY BACK-
GROUND. FATHER: Samuel Young (ca. 1662-1736).
MOTHER: Mary, daughter of Robert Clarkson (?-
1666), stepdaughter of Richard Hill (ca. 1640-
1700). BROTHERS. Joseph (?-1737); Richard
(1693-1748); Samuel (1702-died at age 12
months); Henry (1703-died at age 6 months);
and Samuel (1704-1743). SISTER: Sarah (?-1738).
NIECE: Mary Young, who married first, in 1755,
Henry Woodward (1733-1761). MARRIED probably
Mary (?-by 1737), who was probably the daugh-
ter of John Leech (ca. 1663-1713). Her brothers
were probably John; Samuel (?-ca. 1732/33). Her
sisters were probably Margaret; Alice; and Eliz-
abeth. CHILDREN. DAUGHTERS: Mary, who mar-
ried Pollard Keene of Baltimore County; Eliza-
beth, who married John Keene of Baltimore
County. PRIVATE CAREER. EDUCATION: probably
literate. RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION. Protestant. SO-
CIAL STATUS AND ACTIVITIES: Esq., by 1720. OC-
CUPATIONAL PROFILE: probably planter. PUBLIC

CAREER. LEGISLATIVE SERVICE: Lower House, St.

Mary's County, 1728-1731. WEALTH DURING LIFE-

TIME. LAND AT FIRST ELECTION: at least 150 acres

in St. Mary's County (all by purchase). WEALTH
AT DEATH. DIED: administration bond filed on
February 19, 1731/32, in St. Mary's County. PER-
SONAL PROPERTY: TEV, £480.13.0 current money
(including 7 slaves); FB, £391.10.9. LAND: prob-
ably at least 150 acres in St. Mary's County.

YOUNG, NICHOLAS (?-1669/70). IMMIGRATED.
in 1656, as a free adult. RESIDED: in St. Mary's
County. MARRIED Elizabeth (?-1695/96), widow
of Edward Parker (?-1644). CHILDREN.
STEPSONS: Edward Parker (?-1669/70); Samuel
Parker; and Philip Parker. STEPDAUGHTER: Eliz-
abeth Parker. PRIVATE CAREER. EDUCATION: lit-
erate. RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION: probably Catho-
lic. SOCIAL STATUS AND ACTIVITIES: Gent., by 1667.
OCCUPATIONAL PROFILE: probably planter. PUB-
LIC CAREER. LEGISLATIVE SERVICE: Lower House,

St. Mary's County, 1666 (Laws). LOCAL OFFICES:
justice, St. Mary's County, 1663/64-1666, 1668-
1669/70 (quorum, 1665-1666, 1668-1669/70);
sheriff, St. Mary's County, 1666-1667. MILITARY
SERVICE: captain, 1665/66-1669/70. WEALTH DUR-
ING LIFETIME. LAND: patented 60 acres in Charles
County. WEALTH AT DEATH. DIED: between Jan-
uary 11 and January 29, 1669/70, in St. Mary's
County. LAND: 60 acres in Charles County and
rights to a tract in St. Michael's Hundred, St.
Mary's County (acreage unknown).

YOUNG, SAMUEL (ca. 1662-1736). BORN: ca.
1662, probably in England. IMMIGRATED/NATIVE:
unknown. RESIDED, on Rhode River, Anne
Arundel County. FAMILY BACKGROUND. BROTHER:
Richard, who was still alive in 1742. MARRIED on
July 14, 1687, Mary (?-ca. 1723), widow of Maj.
Thomas Francis (?-ca. 1686), daughter of Robert
Clarkson (?-1666) and wife Milcah. Mary was the
stepdaughter of Richard Hill (ca. 1640-1700). Her
brother was Robert. Her half brothers were Jo-
seph Hill (ca. 1670-1724); Richard Hill (1673-
1729); and Henry Hill. Her sister was Elizabeth.
CHILDREN. SONS John Young (?-ca. 1731/32);
Richard (1693-1748), clerk of Calvert County,
1718-1744, who married in 1737 Rebecca,
daughter of Thomas Holdsworth (ca. 1692-1718);
Joseph (?-1737), who married first, (name un-
known), and second, Araminta, widow of Ephraim
Augustine Herman (1683-1734/35); Samuel (1702-
1703); Henry (1703-died in infancy); and Samuel
(1704-1743), who married Rebecca Boyce Cock-
shutt. DAUGHTER: Sarah (?-1738), who married
first, in 1719, George Budd, and second, in 1737,
Edward Fottrell (?-1741/42). PRIVATE CAREER.
EDUCATION: literate. RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION:
Anglican; wife's family was Quaker. SOCIAL STA-
TUS AND ACTIVITIES: precise origins uncertain, but
may have been native born; first appearance in
Maryland records occurs at the time of his mar-
riage; perhaps related to London merchants Sam-
uel and Timothy Young, who traded in Maryland
in the 1670s, or to Sarah Leigh Young, who mar-
ried second, by 1650, Samuel Waring (ca. 1618-
1671), and third, by 1674/75, John Hance (?-
1708/9); Gent., by 1695; Esq., by 1705. OCCU-
PATIONAL PROFILE: merchant, by 1687; planter.

PUBLIC CAREER. LEGISLATIVE SERVICE: Lower

House, Anne Arundel County, 1697/98-1700
(Laws 3; Elections and Privileges 4), 1701-1704,
1704-1707; Upper House. 1708A, 1708B-1711,
1712-1714, 1715, 1716-1718, 1719-1721/22, 1722-
1724, 1725 (no evidence of service after the 1st

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