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162 HIS LORDSHIP'S PATRONAGE

8. *CHARLES GRAHAM of Calvert County (Prot, brother of
David Graham), appointed on Mrs. Charlotte Graham's return
to Maryland, September, 1754, that he might provide for her
support; displaced after she married (in May, 1755) Col. Ben-
jamin Young, Jr.

9. *Col. BENJAMIN YOUNG, JR. of Baltimore County (Prot.,
mother Cath.), married Mrs. Graham and thereby obtained this
Naval Office about November, 1755, pursuant to His Lordship's
instructions of 22 Aug. 1755. On his wife's death, in 1757, he
fortified his position by marrying Daniel Dulany's sister Mary. He
embezzled some of the money, and he was found out on 27 April

1761. Walter Dulany replaced the sum taken, the affair was
hushed up, and Young was dismissed " for neglect" in March,

1762. He retained his other office and three years later became
Clerk of St. Mary's County.

10. Col. ROBERT JENKINS HENRY of Somerset County (Prot.,
grandson of Maj. Robert King above), com. about March, 1762;
died in October, 1766.

11. JOHN LEEDS of Talbot County (Prot.), com. 14 Oct. 1766;
recom. 28 Aug. 1769 and 29 April 1773; resigned in favor of his
son-in-law, September, 1775; died in 1790.

12. *WILLIAM THOMAS III of Talbot County (Prot.), com. to
succeed his father-in-law, 29 Sept. 1775. Removed in April, 1777.
He died in 1790.

d. Naval Officer of Annapolis.

1. Capt. RICHARD HILL of Anne Arundel County (Prot.), com.
by Gov. Nicholson, 18 Oct. 1694; dismissed 20 July 1696.

2. HENRY DENTON of Annapolis (Prot.), succeeded Hill;
gave bond 10 Oct. 1696; died in April, 1698.

3. EDWARD BATSON of Calvert County (Prot.), com. and
sworn 30 June 1698; resigned shortly thereafter.

4. Col. WILLIAM BLADEN of Annapolis (Prot, wife Cath.),
com. 22 March 1698/9; resigned in favor of Steele just before his
death.

5. JOHN STEELE of Annapolis (Prot.). By act of 10 May 1718
Steele was exempted from a law requiring three years prior resi-


 

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