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Talbot County
Registers of Wills

1777-1785 John Bracco
1785-1787James Bracco
1787-1792John Gibson, Jr.
1792-1845James Price
1845-1851John H. Harris
1851-1857John Donovan
1857-1862Nicholas Rice
1862-1863Tilghman N. Chance
1863-1867John Goldsborough
1867-1878Tilghman N. Chance
1878-1879Charles R. Mulliken
1879-1897Edward H. Roe
1897-1915Charles R. Wooters
1915-1921Ernest H. Burns
1921-1934James A. Spence
1934-1942J. Dawson Stafford
1942-1946James L. Stichberry
1946-1948Robert A. Dodson
1948-1966Ruth R. Startt
1966-1978Harry N. Wilson
1978-1986C. Kenneth Dulin
1986-2012 Alice W. Anderson
2013-present Patricia E. Campen


Nicholas Rice died January 29, 1862. Tilghman N. Chance appointed his successor. (TALBOT COUNTY REGISTER OF WILLS (Orphans Court Proceedings) Volume 1862-1867 pp. 6-8 [MSA C1897-17, 1/39/10/28])

Tilghman N. Chance resigned December 29, 1877, effective January 1, 1878. Charles R. Mulliken appointed his successor. (TALBOT COUNTY REGISTER OF WILLS (Orphans Court Proceedings) Volume 1868-1883 pp. 187-189 [MSA C1897-18, 1/39/10/29])

Robert A. Dodson died April 10, 1948. Ruth R. Startt was appointed his successor. (TALBOT COUNTY REGISTER OF WILLS (Orphans Court Proceedings) Volume JLS 5 pp. 66-67 [MSA C1897-28, 1/39/10/39])

Alice W. Anderson retired December 31, 2012. Patricia E. Campen was appointed January 1, 2013.

GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL (Commission Record) 1726-1837, MSA S1080
SECRETARY OF STATE (Commission Record) MSA S1081
SECRETARY OF STATE (Election Return Abstracts) MSA S1122
TALBOT COUNTY REGISTER OF WILLS (Orphans Court Proceedings) MSA C1897
Maryland Manual 
Tilghman, Oswald. History of Talbot County, Maryland, 1661-1861. Baltimore: Williams & Wilkins Company, 1915.

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