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A Biographical Dictionary of the Maryland Legislature 1635-1789 by Edward C. Papenfuse, et. al.
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(1703-1748). Her brothers were James; George;
William Pitt; Joseph; and Edward. Her sisters
were Priscilla, who married (possibly Jeremiah)
Belt; Eleanor. Her first cousins were Thomas
Gantt, Jr. (?-1808); Erasmus Gantt (?-?); Thomas
Gantt (?-ca. 1802); Rachel Gantt (?-1793), who
married Dr. Richard Brooke (1716-1 783); and Sa-
rah Gantt, who married Osborn Sprigg (ca. 1741-
1815). CHILDREN. SON: Thomas. DAUGHTER: Caro-
line, who married R. H. Smith. PRIVATE CAREER.
EDUCATION: literate. SOCIAL STATUS AND ACTIVI-
TIES: Gent., 1781. OCCUPATIONAL PROFILE: proba-
bly a planter. PUBLIC CAREER. LEGISLATIVE SER-
VICE: Lower House, Calvert County, 1783. LOCAL
OFFICES: justice, Calvert County, 1789-1791 (re-
signed); justice, Orphans' Court, Calvert County,
appointed 1789; associate justice, First District
Court, Calvert County, appointed 1793 (did not
qualify). MILITARY SERVICE: called major at
death. WEALTH DURING LIFETIME. PERSONAL
PROPERTY: assessed value £204.10.0, including 5
slaves and 12 oz. plate, 1783. LAND AT FIRST
ELECTION: at least 400 acres in Prince George's
County (by purchase), plus 2 lots in Lower Marl-
boro, Calvert County. SIGNIFICANT CHANGES IN

LAND BETWEEN FIRST ELECTION AND DEATH:

mortgaged 400 acres in Prince George's County,
1789; mortgaged an additional 61.75 acres in Cal-
vert County, 1797. ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: He
deeded his personal property (including 17 slaves,
livestock, and household items) and 62 acres of
land in trust to Joseph Wilkinson to be sold at a
public sale for the benefit of his son and daughter
and his creditors. He valued the property at
£1,590.10.8, but it sold for £1,441.14.1 WEALTH
AT DEATH. DIED: between 1797 and 1805, proba-
bly in Calvert County. IDENTIFICATION PROB-
LEMS. The distinguishing characteristic that
helped to identify the legislator was his signature,
"the 3rd." However in 1792 while serving as a jus-
tice of the peace he signed his name "jr."

HATCH, JOHN (ca. 1614-1681). BORN: ca. 1614,
probably in England. IMMIGRATED: in 1637 as an
indentured servant to Cloberry & Company. RE-
SIDED in Kent County; St. Mary's County, by
1641; Charles County, by 1658. MARRIED Alice.
CHILDREN. DAUGHTERS: Mary, who married Josias
Fendall (?-by 1688); Mary, who married John
Dent (?-1712), probably a nephew of Thomas
Dent (ca. 1630-1676). PRIVATE CAREER. EDUCA-
TION literate. RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION: Protestant.
OCCUPATIONAL PROFILE: servant to Cloberry &
Company, 1637; farm laborer, 1642; often an at-
torney in the Provincial Court, 1644/45-?; planter.

PUBLIC CAREER. LEGISLATIVE SERVICE: Assembly,

present, 1647/48 (Defense); Lower House, St.
George's Hundred, St. Mary's County, 1650-
1650/51 (Laws 1; Accounts 1); Parliamentary
Commission, 1654-1657/58; Assembly, Potomac
(St. Mary's County), 1654; Lower House, Charles
County, 1658, 1659/60. OTHER PROVINCIAL OF-
FICES, justice, Provincial Court, 1654-1657/58;
Council, 1660. LOCAL OFFICES: sheriff, St. Mary's
County, 1646-1648; justice, Charles County,

1658-1660. STANDS ON PUBLIC/PRIVATE ISSUES:

supported the rebellion led by his son-in-law
Josias Fendall (?-by 1688) in 1659/60; in 1660/61
he was fined, bonded, and ordered to leave the
province within one year for his role in rebellion,
but the sentence of banishment was remitted in
November 1661; held no offices thereafter.

WEALTH DURING LIFETIME. LAND AT FIRST

ELECTION: ca. 450 acres. WEALTH AT DEATH.
DIED: in 1681. LAND: ca. 450 acres.

HATTON, THOMAS (?-1654/55). BORN En-
gland. IMMIGRATED: in 1648 as a free adult with
his wife and two sons. RESIDED: at "Pope's Free-
hold," St. Mary's County. FAMILY BACKGROUND.
FATHER: John Hatton. BROTHERS: Richard (?-by
1649); John (?-1654), of London, England; Henry;
and Samuel. SISTERS: Sarah; Susan; and Hanna.
MARRIED Margaret (?-1657). CHILDREN. SONS:
Robert; Thomas (ca. 1642/43-1675), who married
first, (first name unknown), daughter of Randolph
Hanson, and second, Elizabeth, daughter of John
Waughop. PRIVATE CAREER. EDUCATION: literate,
with considerable clerical skills. RELIGIOUS AFFIL-
IATION: Protestant. SOCIAL STATUS AND ACTIVI-
TIES: brought two servants with him on his arrival
in the colony, and the next year assisted his sister-
in-law and her children, including his nephew Wil-
liam Hatton (?-1712), in settling in Maryland; had
a commission as a Councilor and secretary on his
arrival in the colony; probably met Cecil Calvert
through his friend Thomas Motham, Gent., a
clerk in Chancery Lane. OCCUPATIONAL PROFILE:
placeman; planter. PUBLIC CAREER. LEGISLATIVE
SERVICE: Assembly, special writ 1649; Upper
House, 1650-1650/51 (Laws 1); Parliamentary
Commission, 1652-1653; Assembly, Potomac (St.
Mary's County), 1654 (declined to sit because of
his oath to Lord Baltimore). OTHER PROVINCIAL
OFFICES: Council, 1648-1654; justice, Provincial
Court, 1648-1654; secretary, 1648-1654; judge of
Probate, 1648-1654; receiver general, 1648-1651;
attorney general, 1650-1654. STANDS ON PUBLIC/-
PRIVATE ISSUES: staunch supporter of Lord
Baltimore's rights against the assumption of gov-

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