Archives of Maryland
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John Kilty (1756-1811)
MSA SC 3520-767


Born 1756 in London. Son of Captain John Kilty and Ellen Ahearn. Catholic. Attended St. Omer's College in France. Married Catherine (Kitty) Quynn, daughter of Allen Quynn, May 9, 1792. Children: William Kilty (b. c. 1794); Richard Kilty; George A. Kilty (c. 1805-1825); Augustus H. Kilty (1807-1879); Ellen (Kilty) Schmuck (c. 1792-1835); Mary Kilty; Elizabeth (Kilty) Wilson. Died May 27, 1811, in Annapolis, Maryland. Memorial erected at St. Anne's Parish Cemetery, Annapolis.

Member, Executive Council, 1785-1793. Clerk of the council, 1793-95. Register, Land Office, Western Shore, 1803-1811. Common councilman, Annapolis, 1806-07. Alderman, Annapolis, 1807. Mayor of Annapolis, 1807-08. Supervisor of the revenue of the United States in Maryland, appointed by President Washington, June 1, 1795. Adjutant General, Maryland, 1810-1811. Ensign, Captain Norwood's Company, Third Battalion, Maryland Militia, July-December 1776. Second lieutenant, Fourth Maryland Regiment, December 1776-1777; taken prisoner at Germantown, October 1777. First lieutenant, Baylor's Corps, Third Regiment, Countinental Light Drgoons, November 1777-1782; captain, February 1782; retired November 9, 1782. Brigadier general, Eighth Brigade, Maryland Militia, June-December 1810. Authored The Landholder's Assistant and Land Office Guide. Kilty was working on history of Maryland at the time of his death.

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