Source: Edward C. Papenfuse, et al.,
Archives of Maryland, Historical List,
new series, Vol. 1. Annapolis, MD: Maryland State Archives, 1990.
Rent Roll Keepers were responsible for recording information regarding land sales, acreage, and the like,
in order to produce an accurate record of record of rents owed to Lord Baltimore by owners of patented land.
Prior to 1707, the task fell variously to the Secretary, or to clerks in each county. The position was divided
into two districts in 1733. The position ceased to exist upon abolition of the quit-rent system with the
advent of the Revolution.
M. Owings, His Lordships Patronage: Offices of Profit in Colonial Maryland,
|1707-1729||James Carroll||Anne Arundel County|
|1730/31-1733||Richard Bennett, III||Queen Anne's County|
|1733-1749||Richard Bennett, III||Queen Anne's County|
|1750-1756||Col. Edward Tilghman||Queen Anne's County|
|1756-1775||William Thomas||Anne Arundel County|
|1733-1753||Benjamin Tasker, Sr.||Annapolis|
|1753-1768||Col. Edward Lloyd||Talbot County|
|1768||Maj. Daniel of St. Thomas Jenifer||Annapolis|
|1772-1774||William Hayward||Dorchester County|