Archives of Maryland
Historical List
Baltimore County
Registers of Wills
1777-present

1777-1778 Thomas Jones
1778-1824 William Buchanan1
1825-1851 David M. Perine
1851-1862 James L. Ridgely2
1862-1863 Samuel F. Butler
1863-1867 John Philpot
1867-1873 Oliver P. Macgill
1873-1879 Joseph B. Mitchell
1879-1881 William H. Koller3
1881-1887 Thomas Philpot
1887-1893 Benjamin W. Ady
1893-1899 Henry J. Hebb
1899-1905 Harrison Rider
1905-1907 John E. Bolte4
1907-1930 William J. Peach
1930-1961 Joseph P. Connor5
1961-1962 Edgar J. DeMoss
1962-1966 Matthew T. Hogan
1966-1978 J. Louis Davis
1978-1998 Peter J. Basilone
1998-2021 Grace G. Connolly6
2021-present Alexis Burrell Rohde

Notes:
1. William Buchanan died on December 19, 1824. David M. Perine was appointed on January 8, 1825. (BALTIMORE COUNTY REGISTER OF WILLS (Orphans Court Proceedings) Volume 13 pp. 107-108, MSA C396-13.)
2. James L. Ridgely resigned on September 30, 1862. Samuel F. Butler was appointed on October 7, 1862. (BALTIMORE COUNTY REGISTER OF WILLS (Orphans Court Proceedings) Volume JSR 2 pp. 266-268, MSA T674-2.)
3. William H. Koller died April 14, 1881 and Philpot was appointed until the 1881 general election, in which he was elected to his own term. (The Sun, 16 April 1881; The Sun, 20 April 1881.)
4. Dr. John E. Bolte died February 16, 1907, and William J. Peach was appointed until the 1907 general election, in which he was elected to his own term. (Democrat and Journal, 23 February 1907.)
5. Joseph P. Connor retired on October 1, 1961, and Edgar J. DeMoss was appointed register until the next general election. (BALTIMORE COUNTY REGISTER OF WILLS (Orphans Court Proceedings) Volume JPC 111 page 269, MSA T674-111.)
6. Grace G. Connolly retired on April 7, 2021, and Alexis Burrell Rohde was sworn in April 16, 2021.

Sources:
BALTIMORE COUNTY REGISTER OF WILLS (Orphans Court Proceedings) MSA C396 and T674.
BALTIMORE COUNTY REGISTER OF WILLS (Wills) MSA C435 and MSA T4232.
BOARD OF STATE CANVASSERS (Election Returns) MSA S63.
SECRETARY OF STATE (Commission Record) MSA S1081.
Maryland Manual and Maryland Manual On-Line
Scharf, J. Thomas. History of Baltimore City and County. 2 vols. 1881. Reprint, Baltimore: Regional Publishing Company, 1971.


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