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21. PHILIP HAMMOND of Annapolis (Prot), com. 14 Nov.

22. VACHEL DENTON of Annapolis (Prot), appears in May,
1721; resigned in June, 1723.

23. Col. GEORGE PLATER II of St. Mary's County (Prot. ), com.
27 June 1723; resigned in June, 1729, after he was appointed
Naval Officer of Patuxent.

24. JOHN GIBSON of Annapolis (Prot. ), succeeded Plater
shortly before 8 July 1729; recom. 9 May 1730; resigned in June,
1736; returned to England.

25. Capt. WILLIAM ROGERS of Annapolis (Prot. ), com. 21
June 1736; died in July, 1749. His wife was the widow of Com-
missary General Dulany's first wife's stepfather.

26. RICHARD DORSEY of Annapolis (Prot. ), com. and sworn
31 July 1749; resigned in Sept., 1752.

27. MICHAEL MACNEMARA of Annapolis (Prot., mother
Cath. ), com. 21 Sept. 1752; resigned in November, 1760.

28. JOHN DAVIDGE of Annapolis (Prot. ), com. 6 Nov. 1760;
died 30 April 1764.

29. GIDEON MACAULAY of Annapolis (Prot. ), sworn 2 May

30. ELIE VALLETTE of Annapolis (Prot), com. 19 Dec. 1764;
office abolished, 20 April 1777. Valletta died in 1780.


The counties appear in the order of their establishment. Except
where otherwise indicated these clerks resided in their counties
and were Protestants born of Protestant connections. After 1667
County Clerks were appointed by the Secretary in Maryland. The
Constitution of 1776 gave their appointment to the several county

a. Clerk of St. Mary's County.

1. ROGER ISHAM (——), com. 10 May 1658.

2. WALTER HALL (——), com. 14 June 1661 and again 19
Aug. 1668. Resigned in 1673/4 and died in Nov., 1678.


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