Archives of Maryland
(Biographical Series)

Brice John Goldsborough (1803-1867)
MSA SC 3520-13622


Born May 30, 1803 in Cambridge, Maryland.  Son of Dr. Richard Goldsborough and Achsah (Worthington) Goldsborough.  Graduated from St. John's College, Annapolis.  Studied law under Col. Smith of Winchester, Virginia.  Admitted to the Cambridge bar, c. 1825.  Married Leah Goldsborough (a daughter of his cousin James); two children were James Richard and M. Worthington.  Died July 3, 1867.

Served as a drummer in the War of 1812 at the age of nine.  Elected to the House of Delegates from Dorchester County, 1826, 1827, and 1829.  Engaged in the private practice of law, c. 1830-35.  Appointed Judge of the Dorchester County Court by Governor Thomas W. Veasey, 1835-51.  Appointed Court of Appeals judge by Governor Thomas Holliday Hicks to fill a vacancy in 1860; served until his death in 1867.  Member, Protestant Episcopal Church.  Vestryman, Christ's Church, Cambridge.

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