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6. STEPHEN KNIGHT of Cecil County (Prot), entered office
15 March 1706/7; resigned in December, 1743; died in 1744/5.

7. Col. BENJAMIN TASKER, JR., of Annapolis (Prot.), suc-
ceeded Knight at Christmas, 1743; died 17 Oct. 1760.

8. JOHN RIDOUT of Annapolis (Prot., Col. Tasker's nephew
and Lt. Gov. Sharpe's protege), entered office 17 April 1761. He
was obliged to resign, shortly before 28 Oct. 1768, because he
would not live at his post.

9. ROBERT STRATFORD BYRNE of Cecil County (Prot.), prob-
ably succeeded Ridout about 1769; served to the end of the
colonial period.

2) Riding Surveyor of Pocomoke.

1. EDWARD PRICE of Somerset County (Prot.), com. by Edward
Randolph, 24 Dec. 1697; was also Riding Surveyor of Wicomico
and Monie; resigned after his appointment as Collector of Poco-
moke, 25 Dec 1705.

2. JOHN PHELPS of Somerset County (Prot.), entered office
24 April 1707; died in midsummer, 1717.

3. JOSEPH BROWNE of Somerset County (Prot.), entered office
17 May 1718; suspended by the Customs Commissioners in 1732
because he had removed to Philadelphia and had refused to return
to his post.

4. JOSEPH BOSWELL of ——— County (Prot.), appointed by
Surveyor General George Phenney, 2 Aug. 1732, and sworn 18
Jan. 1732/3.

5. SERGEANT SMETHERS of Somerset County (Prot.), served
from 22 March 1735/6 to 28 April 1737.

6. * WILLIAM BREREWOOD of Somerset County (Prot.), ap-
pointed by Treasury Warrant, at Baltimore's request, 16 April
1736; entered office 28 April 1737; died shortly before June, 1743.

7. *Dr. GEORGE STBUART of Annapolis (Prot., wife Cath.),
served from 28 June 1743 to 22 April 1746.

8. EDMUND HOUGH of Worcester County. (Prot), by Treasury
Warrant of 17 July 1745; entered office 30 April 1746; died in


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