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3. BENJAMIN TASKER, SR. of Annapolis (Prot., mother prob-
ably Cath., wife's mother Cath.; father-in-law of Lt Gov. Ogle
the brother-in-law of Lt. Gov. Bladen) and *BENJAMIN YOUNG,
SR. of Prince George's County (Prot., wife Cath.), gave bond 17
May 1746; Tasker resigned the following year.
4. *BENJAMIN YOUNG, SR. and *Dr. GEORGE STEUART of
Annapolis (Prot., wife Cath.), gave bond 13 July 1747 and again
4 Oct. 1751. Young died of gout, 8 Feb. 1754. Steuart was
actually an assistant, transacting the business of the office for a
third of the profits.
5. *Dr. GEORGE STEUART remained sole Judge from Young's
death until the appointment of Calvert; he took all profits during
6. *Dr. GEORGE STEUART and *BENEDICT CALVERT of Prince
George's County (Prot., natural son of Charles, 5th Lord Balti-
more) com. jointly, 5 March 1755 and again 29 April 1773.
Steuart returned to Scotland in 1775 and there died in 1799;
Calvert surrendered the office to St. George Peak, Register of the
Land Office for the Western Shore, 13 May 1777. He died 9 Jan.
2b. CLERK OR REGISTER OF THE LAND OFFICE.
This clerk was appointed by the Agent and Receiver General
from 1683 to 1717 and thereafter by the Judge or Judges of the
Land Office. The Constitution of 1776 provided for two Registers,
one for each shore, to be appointed by the Governor.
1. JOHN LLEWELLIN of St. Mary's City (Prot), com. " Clerk
and Register of the Land Office," 19 April 1680; received land
records from Nicholas Painter, Clerk of the Secretary's Office, 5
2. JAMES CULLEN of St. Mary's City (——), succeeded
Llewellin in June, 1683; probably served until 18 April 1689 when
the Land Office was closed. The Convention of September, 1689,
entrusted the land records to John Llewellin. On 14 Oct. 1692
the Governor and Council ordered Llewellin to deliver them to
3. *CHARLES CARROLL of Anne Arundel County (Cath.), was
probably appointed by his father-in-law, Col. Henry Darnail I,