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missaries, 26 Jan. 1682/3. Digges was dropped from both offices
on 28 Nov. 1685. CLEMENT HILL, SR., of St. Mary's County
(Cath., Darnall's brother-in-law) succeeded Digges as joint Com-
missary under a commission of 20 Aug. 1685. Darnall, by com-
missions of 20 August and 9 September, was continued joint Com-
missary and sole Chancellor.

[With the surrender of the proprietary government, on 1
August 1689,, these offices fell into abeyance; Darnall and Hill
ceased to act as Commissaries; and His Lordship's Great Seal
ceased to be used except in land affairs. Darnall retained the pro-
prietary seal until his death, 17 June 1711, when his son-in-law
*CHARLES CARROLL of Anne Arundel County (Cath.) succeeded
him as Agent, Receiver General, and Keeper of His Lordship's
Great Seal. On 27 Dec. 1715, with restoration of proprietary rule,
this seal again became the Great Seal of the province. Carroll
then surrendered it to Lt. Gov. Hart who was, by his commission,

3. Col. NEHEMIAH BLAKISTON of St. Mary's County (Prot,
wife Cath.), was given custody of the new Great Seal (bearing
the royal arms) on or shortly after 1 Oct. 1692, when Gov. Copley
received it from England. On 17 Oct. 1692 the Governor ap-
pointed him Commissary General. Suspended from the Council
and dismissed from office, 2 Oct. 1693, he died the following
December. On 3 Oct. 1693 the office of Commissary General was
separated from the Chancellorship by a commission to Kenelm
Cheseldyne of St. Mary's City.

4. Col. NICHOLAS GREENBERRY of Anne Arundel County
(Prot.), appointed by acting Gov. Andros, 15 Feb. 1693/4.
Superseded by Jowles.

5. Col. HENRY JOWLES of Calvert County (Prot.), appointed
by Gov. Nicholson, 30 July 1694. On 17 Oct. his kinsman
KENBLM CHBSELDYNE of St. Mary's Gty (Prot.) and Maj.
EDWARD DORSEY of Anne Arundel County (Prot.) were appointed
his " Commissioners in Chancery," and all three were recommis-
sioned, 14 May 1695. Because of Jowles's prolonged illness Col.
NICHOLAS GREENBERRY was joined with the other two commis-
sioners, for the more "rapid dispatch of business, 6 March 1695/6,
and Col. JOHN APDISON of Prince George's County (Prot.) was
added to their number on 12 Dec. 1696. Maj. Dorsey kept the seal


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