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8. WILLIAM HEMSLEY, JR. of Queen Anne's County (Prot),
com. by Lt. Gov, Eden, 23 Nov. 1769, and again 29 April 1773.
His successor, William Hindman, was appointed by the Con-
vention, 14 Aug. 1775. Hemsley died 5 June 1812.


These offices were continued under the Constitution of 17,76;
appointment was by the Governor. Eight Naval Officers were
appointed in April, 1777.

a. Naval Officer of Patuxent.

1. Maj. SAMUEL BOURNE of Calvert County (Prot), ap-
pointed by act of 4 Sept. 1689; soon resigned.

2. ANDREW ABINGTON of Calvert County (Prot), succeeded
Bourne, but died in November, 1691.

3. Col. GEORGE PLATER I of St. Mary's County (Prot.), suc-
ceeded Abington; gave bond 17 Oct. 1693.

4. THOMAS BRISCOE of Calvert County (Prot., dependent of
Secretary Lawrence), com. and sworn 10 Nov. 1694; died in
August, 1695.

5. SAMUEL WATKINS of Anne Arundel County (Prot; m.
widow of Andrew Abington above), com.-and sworn 20 Aug.
1695; dismissed 21 Oct. 1698.

6. Col. GEORGE PLATER I, com. and sworn 22 Oct. 1698; died
in October, 1707.

7. Col. JOHN ROUSBY II of Calvert County (Prot., mother
prob. Cath.), appointed to succeed Plater, whose widow he
married, 22 Dec. 1707; resigned to be Collector of Patuxent in
midsummer, 1717.

8. THOMAS MACNEMARA of Annapolis (Prot. convert, wife
Cath.), succeeded Rousby in midsummer, 1717; died in office in
or shortly before April, 1720.

9. Col. WILLIAM HOLLAND of Anne Arundel County (Prot.),
succeeded Macnemara; resigned after appointed joint Commissary

10. THOMAS HUMPHREYS of ——— County (Prot., His Lord-
ship's very dear friend), succeeded Holland shortly before 9 Oct.
1722; resigned prior to Oct., 1727.


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