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A Biographical Dictionary of the Maryland Legislature 1635-1789 by Edward C. Papenfuse, et. al.
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BIOGRAPHIES HYN

LAND BETWEEN FIRST ELECTION AND DEATH:

purchased 1,362 acres in Kent County, 1717-
1718; he released the 300 acres under his control
to his nephew in 1721. WEALTH AT DEATH. DIED:
between May 14, 1721, and January 26, 1721/22,
in Kent County. PERSONAL PROPERTY: TEV,
£3,183.12.5 current money (including 30 slaves, 6
servants, 24 books, and 1 sloop); FB, £2,269.0.5.
LAND: at least 3,052 acres in Kent County.

HYNSON (HINSON), THOMAS (1620-ca
1667/68). BORN: in 1620, probably in England.
IMMIGRATED: in 1651 as a free adult with his wife
and children from Isle of Wight County, Virginia.
ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: in Virginia by 1646. RE-
SIDED: in Kent County. MARRIED Grace. CHIL-
DREN. SONS: John Hynson (?-1705), who married
first, by 1670 Rachel, and second, ca. 1693 Ann,
widow of Jonathan Grafton; Thomas (?-1679), a
sheriff of Talbot County in 1666, who married
Ann Gaines; and Charles Hynson (1663-1711),
who married in 1686/87 Margaret, daughter of
William Harris (ca. 1644-1712). DAUGHTERS:
Ann? who married first, Benjamin Randall, sec-
ond, Joseph Wickes (ca. 1620-1692), and third, St.
Leger Codd (ca. 1634-ca. 1707/8); Grace, who
married by 1663 Thomas South, of Talbot
County. PRIVATE CAREER. EDUCATION: literate.

RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION: Protestant. SOCIAL STA-
TUS AND ACTIVITIES: he was a pioneer settler of
Kent County. OCCUPATIONAL PROFILE: planter.

PUBLIC CAREER. LEGISLATIVE SERVICE: Assembly,

Kent County, 1654; Lower House, Kent County,
1659/60. LOCAL OFFICES: justice, Kent County,
1652-1655, 1656-1658; sheriff, Kent County,
1655-1656. STANDS ON PUBLIC/PRIVATE ISSUES:

supported Fendall's Rebellion in 1659/60-1660,
for which he was fined 2,000 pounds of tobacco
and barred from office for seven years in 1661.

WEALTH DURING LIFETIME. LAND AT FIRST

ELECTION: rights to 800 acres; patented over 4,000
acres. WEALTH AT DEATH. DIED: administration
bond dated January 25, 1667/68. PERSONAL
PROPERTY: TEV, 80,679 pounds of tobacco (in-

cluding 1 slave and 4 servants). LAND over 4,000
acres.

HYNSON (HINSON), WILLIAM (1708-1767).
BORN: on December 23, 1708, in St. Paul's Parish,
Kent County; youngest son. NATIVE: third genera-
tion. RESIDED: in Kent County. FAMILY BACK-
GROUND. FATHER Charles Hynson (1663-1711).
MOTHER: Margaret, daughter of William Harris
(ca. 1644-1712). UNCLES: John Hynson (?-1705);
James Harris (1682-1743). AUNT: Ann Hynson,
who married second, Joseph Wickes (ca. 1620-
1692), and third, St. Leger Codd (ca. 1634-ca.
1707/8). BROTHERS: Thomas (1688-?); Charles
Hynson (1692-1748). SISTERS: Dorcas (1690-?);
Judith (1694-1703); Margaret (1697-?); Jane
(1700-1702); and Jane (Joan) (1702-?). FIRST
COUSINS: John Hynson (ca. 1670-1708), Nathaniel
Hynson (?-ca. 1721/22). NEPHEW Matthias Harris
(1718-1773). MARRIED Martha Wickes. Her
brother was Joseph Wickes. CHILDREN. Probably
died without progeny. PRIVATE CAREER. EDUCA-
TION: literate. RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION: Anglican.

SOCIAL STATUS AND ACTIVITIES: Gent., 1763. OC-
CUPATIONAL PROFILE: planter. PUBLIC CAREER.

LEGISLATIVE SERVICE: Lower House, Kent
County, 1754-1757 (Bills of Credit 5), 1757-1758
(Accounts 1, Cv, 2), 1758-1761 (Accounts Cv 1, 1,
Cv 2, 2, 3, Cv 3), 1762-1763 (Accounts 1, 2),
1765-1766 (Accounts 2; Grievances 2). LOCAL
OFFICE: justice, Kent County, 1748-at least 1759
(quorum, 1756-at least 1759). MILITARY SERVICE:
called major. WEALTH DURING LIFETIME. LAND
AT FIRST ELECTION: 200 acres in Kent County,
received from his grandfather William Harris (ca.

1644-1712). SIGNIFICANT CHANGES IN LAND
BETWEEN FIRST ELECTION AND DEATH acquired

75 acres in Kent County, 1762-1763. WEALTH AT
DEATH. DIED: administration bond dated October
17, 1767, in Kent County. PERSONAL PROPERTY
TEV, at least £1,085.2.4 (including 25 slaves and
books). LAND: 278 acres in Kent County.

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