I do not intend this to be the definitive Hatton family genealogy; its purpose is only to explore the individuals from whom our particular family line descends, namely Richard Hatton, his ancestors, wife Margaret (__), their daughter Elinor Hatton Brooke Darnall, and her son Thomas Brooke. Bold face type indicates individuals who are ancestors of our particular family, whether or not they are Hattons. Most of their lines have been posted and linked to this one. If any reader has corrections or additions to this specific Hatton line, I would appreciate hearing from you at .
Sources can be found by clicking on a bracketted number; or see all the citations at the bottom of this page.
Our Hattons are said to descend from Sir Christopher, Lord Chancellor under Queen Elizabeth I. She admired him for his “graceful person and his elegant style of dancing”. The connection is not proved, and, in fact, has been disproved. There were several Christopher Hattons; Wikipedia sorts them out rather nicely (as of Sept. 7, 2011). The Lord Chancellor left his estate to his nephew (not son) Christopher Hatton, who married the daughter of Thomas Cecil, son of the great Cecil, Lord Burghley. Elizabeth was left a wealthy, childless widow at the age of twenty. Next, in 1597 famous barrister Sir Edward Coke and Elizabeth married clandestinely, a poorly matched, unhappy couple who had one or two daughters. Elizabeth kept the Hatton surname. Their daughter Frances Coke was forced to marry the brother of George Villiers.
Charles Lee Mudd, on his genealogy page which has a lengthy list of sources that don't seem to be keyed to specific bits of data, says that Matthew Hatton was the father of our Richard, born in 1605. I have not been able to verify this myself.
An intriguing tidbit that I have been unable to link to our family, is a Herefordshire will abstract of Francis UNETT of Castle Froome, dated 30 April 1672 and proved in 1679. He mentioned a brother Sir Richard Hatton. It was witnessed by William Hatton and "Ri: Hatton".
Another possible progenitor is John Hatton, who was mentioned in the 1633 Visitation of London as living in Hogginton, Cambridgeshire, the father of three sons by Jane SHUTE, daughter of Robert Shute, Justice of the King’s Bench, Cambridge. The three sons mentioned are, eldest and heir, Sir Christopher Hatton, Knight, who married Alice FANSHAW, daughter of Sir Thomas Fanshaw of Essex, who had been knighted in 1624. Christopher was knighted in 1625. Second son Sir Robert, knighted in 1617, and third son Thomas, knighted in 1616.[2a] This rash of knightings was part of the Stuart Kings’ effort to raise revenue. The rank of baronet was created in 1611 and sold to the highest bidders. Competition was so keen that a baronetcy went for as high as £10,000, and sales netted the government the enormous sum of £100,000. It was such a good money maker that more were created: 2,600 Knights Bachelor and 126 Knights of the Bath. Membership in the House of Lords rose from 59 in 1603, the year of Queen Elizabeth’s death, to 121 by 1625, and 186 under King Charles I. However, we are looking for sons named Richard and Thomas.
One more possibility is the will of Christopher COSBY of Riddlesford, Berkeley cooper. His will probated in Gloucester in 1619 mentioned his wife Elizabeth (presumably HATTON) and the two children of his brother-in-law William HATTON. Unfortunately the children were not named, but if they were minors they were potentially of the right age.
First Proved Generation
Richard Hatton1, whose parents and background are not yet documented, married Margaret ___. He had died by 1649 when his brother Thomas Hatton helped Margaret and their children emigrate to Maryland. Thomas probably met Cecil CALVERT through his friend Thomas MOTHAM, Gent., a clerk in Chancery Lane. Margaret was listed as a widow, sister-in-law of Secretary Thomas Hatton, and in one record is marked as immigrating in 1649, meaning that she came as a free adult, and in another record as being transported, meaning that someone else paid her way. Her children Mary, Elinor, Elizabeth, Barbara, Richard, and William were all listed as being transported.
Thomas Hatton was an important official in Calvert’s province, and the Hattons moved in the same social circle with upper class Catholics. Thomas governed Maryland in 1650 when William STONE was absent from the Province. He married Margaret (__) BANKS who came to Maryland as a free adult with her husband and sons Robert and Thomas Banks. On 31 May 1650 Thomas and Margaret witnessed the will of James JOHNSON of Poplar Hill, St. Mary’s County, who was the husband of Thomas’s niece Barbara Hatton. Margaret (Banks) Hatton signed her will 4 February 1656 and it was proved 29 August 1657. She bequeathed personalty to her godson Matthew STONE, to her sister, and to Jane WARDE. The residue was to be divided equally among her children after paying tuition for son Thomas’s education.[11a] There is frequent confusion between this Margaret (__) Banks Hatton and Margaret (__) Hatton Banks who is our ancestor.
Our Margaret (__) Hatton married secondly, before 10 April 1653, Richard BANKS. She was listed as the wife of Lt. Richard Banks in 1652. He had arrived in 1646. At the time of the unrest caused by William CLAIBORNE and Richard INGLE, Ingle’s accomplices robbed Banks’s house. Banks was arrested with five Indians, who were tried and acquited. He and his future step-son-in-law, Zachary WADE, served on the jury in 1653 for the trial of some Piscataway Indians for the murder of two Negro slaves. Thomas Hatton conducted the prosecution as Attorney General. The Indians were found guilty and executed that same day. As an indication of the kind of man Banks was, on 15 September 1650 Richard paid 900 pounds of tobacco to redeem two orphans of Thomas ALLEN from the Indians. But instead of keeping the children under indenture to cover the cost of their ransom, he set them free.
As a comment on how small the population was at the time, when Richard Banks was a Burgess in the Assembly in 1648, he represented twenty-four freemen, who gave him their proxies. He was one of three Protestant Burgesses who passed the 1649 Act Concerning Religion. The Assembly “journal” record shows that for attending the Assembly in April 1649 Banks was paid sixteen pounds of tobacco a day for his “diet” (i.e. his meals), and ten pounds a day for the loss [use] of his time.
Under the Puritan regime in 1652 Richard was a Councillor. In 1655 he supported Governor William STONE. After the battle of the Severn, in which his wife’s brother-in-law was killed, he was incarcerated. In October, apparently while still imprisoned, he did “something offensive” at the election, and was required to give security for his future good behavior. With the return of the Calverts to power, Banks was in favor once more. But his support of Fendall’s Rebellion in 1660 resulted in the loss of his offices. He died about 1667 owning 400 acres and no slaves; he left no will.
Margaret witnessed the will of Thomas KEMP on 19 July 1665. It seems to have been less common for women to witness wills in Maryland than a little later in Quaker Pennsylvania.
Although Richard Banks held no public office after the Restoration, and was relatively poor by the time of his death (in terms of the ruling class), that did not stop his step-daughters from marrying men who served or would serve in the Maryland legislature. All six of his step sons-in-law held public office, and his step-sons married women with close family ties to office holders.
Children of Richard and Margaret (__) Hatton (order uncertain): 
i. William Hatton2, b. 1642 in Eng., probably the oldest son; d. 1725; emigrated in 1649 to St. Mary’s Co.; he was a Gentleman, planter; res. Charles Co. by 1689; res. Prince George’s Co. after 1695; m(1) Elizabeth WILKINSON, daughter of Rev. William Wilkinson. Elizabeth’s sister Rebecca m(1) Thomas DENT and m(2) John ADDISON, and we are descended from Rebecca and both of her husbands. William Hatton and Thomas Dent were executors for the estate of their father-in-law, William Wilkinson. William m(2) Mary ___. Although William was Presbyterian, he was elected to the (Anglican) Piscattaway Vestry in Charles Co. 1693-1704 when membership in the newly established church was a requirement for public office. He served in the Lower House 1671-74/5, 1676-82, 1682-84, and from Prince George’s Co., 1696-97. William was frequently consulted on Native American affairs. He was a Justice on St. Mary’s Co. court 1675/6-89, on Charles Co. court 1689-94, and on the Provincial Court 1694-99. His estate inventory was valued at £422.8.5 sterling and included five enslaved people, one servant, two parcels of books, and 1,620 acres. On 19 Oct. 1658 his 500 ac. “Hatton” in Talbot Co. was listed on Lord Baltimore’s Rent Roll.
ii. Richard Hatton, m. by 1674 a very young Ann PRICE (b. 1659), daughter of John Price (ca. 1607-1660/1) who served in the Md. legislature. John Price was a Protestant but a loyal supporter of the proprietary. Richard signed his will 9 July 1678, and it was administered by his brother William m. 14 Feb. 1674/5 in St. Mary’s Co. Richard received 300 acres from Thomas Hatton (pressumably his uncle) in 1655.[23a]
iii. Elinor Hatton, b. 1642; d. 1725; m(1) Thomas BROOKE; m(2) Henry DARNALL. See below.
iv. Mary Hatton, m. Zachary WADE (ca. 1627-1678). He was probably a Protestant, arr. as a servant indentured to Margaret BRENT (ca. 1600-1670/1); a planter, merchant, and served in the Lower House 1658, 1659/60, 1662, 1666. He was also a justice. At his death he owned four indentured servants, one slave, and 4,120 acres. They had 2 sons and 2 daughters. His estate inventory was valued at 88,762 lbs. of tobacco.
v. Elizabeth Hatton, m(1) Luke GARDINER (1622-1674); m(2) Clement HILL (d. 1708). Elizabeth was raised Anglican but converted to Roman Catholicism. Gardiner emigrated in 1637 with his parents from Virginia to St. Mary’s Co. They fled to Virginia during Ingle’s rebellion. Luke was either indentured or apprenticed to Thomas COPLEY in 1637. By 1660 Luke was styled “Gent.” He was a Catholic, justice, sheriff, and served in the Lower House 1659/60, 1661, 1662, and 1671. In his will, signed 25 Apr. 1703 and pr. 4 May 1705, Luke asked to be buried with Catholic rites. His estate inventory was valued at £632.18.0 sterling, and included 3 enslaved people and 10 servants, with over 5,000 acres. Hill was also a Catholic, planter, whose marriage brought rapid upward mobility. He served in the Lower House 1678-82, 1682-84, 1686; in the Upper House 1686-88; in the Provincial Council 1685-89. He was a Provincial justice, joint commissary general, who was displaced because of his religion in 1689. At his death he owned 7 slaves, 2 servants, and 2,400 acres; his estate was valued at £568.6.6 sterling.
vi. Barbara Hatton, m. 1650 James JOHNSON, who emigrated as a free adult to St. Mary’s Co. in 1640. He was a Protestant, planter, local justice, and served in the Assembly 1641/2. In 1647 James called Richard BENNETT a rogue, and expressed support for Edward HILL. At his death he probably owned about 700 acres.
Second Proved Generation
Elinor Hatton2 was born in England in 1642, the daughter of Richard and Margaret, and emigrated to St. Mary’s County with her widowed mother and siblings in 1649. She died in 1725. The spelling of her name, like so many in the seventeenth century, varies. Some sources use the modern spelling, Eleanor. I don't know which she might have used herself; she may have used both, as consistent orthography was not considered relevant to good breeding.
In 1654, when she was about twelve, Elinor came under the influence of Luke GARDINER, a 32-year old Catholic neighbor. He was charged with enticing her to his house “to train her up in the Roman Catholic religion”, which was deemed “a great affront to the government, and of very dangerous and destructive consequences in relations to the peace and welfare of the province.” As William CLAIBORNE and Richard INGLE had deposed Governor William STONE and repealed Baltimore’s tolerationist Act Concerning Religion, there was a great deal of anti-Catholic sentiment. Elinor did convert to Catholicism, and Gardiner’s son Luke married her younger sister, Elizabeth. Elinor married Thomas BROOKE, second son of the wealthy Robert Brooke of De La Brooke Manor in Charles County. Although Thomas had been raised Protestant, he converted to Roman Catholicism. He died shortly before 29 December 1676 when his will was probated.
Elinor married for a second time Henry DARNALL, who was born ca. 1645 in Hertfordshire, the son of Philip, secretary to Sir George CALVERT, first Lord Baltimore. Henry’s mother was Mary Calvert, sister of Lord Talbot. Henry emigrated to Maryland about 1670, and resided at “The Wood-yard” in Prince George’s County. In addition to its other assets the “Wood-yard” had skilled slave carpenters.
Elinor had her portrait painted, perhaps by Justus Englehardt Kuhn (d. 1717). The painting is unsigned, and there is an open question as to the artist. Elinor is shown "with brown hair piled on head, wearing a fairly low-cut red dress with a dark blue-green shawl." The oil painting on canvas is in the Painting Collection of the Maryland Historical Society, which describes it as having "an oval format on rectangular canvas, with brown corners."[31a]
Like her first husband, Elinor’s second also served in the Lower House of the Maryland legislature in 1674, resigning to become sheriff of Calvert County from 1674-79. Henry served in the Upper House 1681-82, 1682-84, 1686-88, and in the Council 1679-89. In keeping with his high social and political status, Henry served in a number of offices: Provincial justice, 1679-89; joint chancellor and commisary general, 1682/3-85; Board of Deputy Governors, 1684-89; Land Council, 1684-89; rent roll keeper, 1684-89; chancellor, 1685-89. He was also in the military, at the rank of Captain 1676-79, Lieutenant Colonel 1679-81; and Colonel 1681-89. When the Glorious Revolution swept the Stuarts out of power, Henry was the leading supporter of the proprietary establishment. When it lost in 1689 he, too, was removed from office. He then served as Lord Baltimore’s primary agent, retaining only the office of receiver general, which he held from 1684 to 1711.
Henry’s first wife, whose name is unknown, had been a Catholic. They had five children, who Elinor helped raise. Henry’s son Philip married Elinor’s daughter Elinor Brooke.
Henry died 17 June 1711. He had signed his will 28 April 1711 and it was probated 17 July that year. His estate was inventoried with 105 slaves and over 26,000 acres, valued at £3,505.3.3 sterling. Elinor received the dwelling plantation and one third of Henry’s personalty during her life. He bequeathed land to his sons-in-law Charles CARROLL, Clement HILL, and Edward DIGGS.
Elinor died in 1725. Her will was dated 31 March 1724 and probated 21 February. Her bequests were unequal, indicating the possibility of previous gifts, a recognition of present unequal circumstances, or favoritism. Her son Ignatius, a Jesuit priest, was omitted. She bequeathed £10 each to her son Thomas BROOKE and her daughter Mary WITHAM. Her daughter Eleanor DIGGS received £100 and Eleanor’s sons Henry and Philip Darnall Diggs got £50, being the debt due them from their father (Elinor’s son-in-law) William Diggs. Her son Clement’s debt of £460 due to John HYDE & Co., merchants of London, was to be paid before dividing the estate. She gave £25 to Rev. George THOROLD (1670-1742), who had been the Catholic priest at St. Francis Xavier in Newtown, St. Mary’s Co. from 1723. She also gave £10 to the poor. The residue of her estate was to be divided between Edward Diggs, and her step-children Mary CARROLL, Ann HILL, and Henry DARNALL. Henry was named executor.
Children of Elinor and her first husband, Thomas Brooke (order uncertain): 
i. Thomas Brooke, b. ca. 1659; d. 7 Jan. 1730/1 in Prince George’s Co. [36a]; m(1) Ann ___; m(2) Barbara DENT.
ii. Robert Brooke, b. 24 Oct. 1663; d. 18 July 1714 at Newtown, Charles Co.; educated at a Catholic school established in Maryland in 1677; became a Jesuit priest at Watten in 1684, the first Maryland-born man to become a priest. He settled at St. Ignatius Church in Port Tobacco, Md.
iii. Ignatius Brooke, b. 1670; d. 1751; a Jesuit priest, entering the Society of Jesus in 1697.
iv. Matthew Brooke, b. 1672; d. 1703 or 1762; a Jesuit priest, entering the Society of Jesus in 1699.
v. Clement Brooke, b. 1676; d. 1737; m. Jane SEWALL, daughter of Nicholas Sewall (ca. 1655-1737) and his wife Susanna (BURGESS); Nicholas was a Catholic planter and served in the Upper House, Council, on the Provincial court, Board of Deputy Governors, and as secretary of the province. He attained the rank of major. Jane's step-father was Charles CALVERT, third Lord Baltimore.
vi. Elinor Brooke, m(1) Philip DARNALL (1671-1705) her step-brother, son of Henry Darnall by his first wife; m (2) William DIGGS, son of William (ca. 1650-1697). William Sr. was a Protestant with a Catholic wife, Elizabeth SEWALL (d. ca. 1710); he was the only Protestant on the governor's Council in 1689; after the Glorious Revolution he removed to Virginia where his plantation became a refuge for his Catholic relatives and friends.
vii. Mary Brooke, m(1) James BOWLING (1636-1693) of St. Mary's Co.; m(2) Benjamin HALL (1667-1721) of Prince George's Co., son of Richard Hall. Benjamin was raised a Quaker, became a nominal Anglican when he served in the Md. legis., then converted to Roman Catholicism; m(3) Henry WITHAM.
Children of Henry Darnall and his first wife, who Elinor helped raise:
i. Philip Darnall, b. 1671; d. 1705; m. his step-sister, Elinor, daughter of Thomas BROOKE (1632-1676).
ii. Mary Darnall, b. 1678; d. 1742; m. 14 Feb. 1693 Charles CARROLL (1660-1720), as his second wife. His first wife, Martha UNDERWOOD, d. Nov. 1690. To distinguish him from several other men of the same name, he was often referred to as “the Attorney General”, son of Daniel Carroll of Litterlouna, Ireland. Mary Carroll was mentioned in her step-mother's will.
iii. Ann Darnall, b. 1680; d. 1749; m. 1696 Clement HILL, nephew and heir of Clement Hill (d. 1708) whose second wife was Elizabeth (Hatton) Gardiner, daughter of Richard Hatton. Hill served in the Md. legislature. Ann Hill was mentioned in her step-mother's will.
iv. Henry Darnall, b. 1682; d. 1759; m. Ann DIGGS, daughter of William Diggs, or Digges, (ca. 1650-1697) who served in the Md. legislature. Henry was named executor of his step-mother’s estate.
The story continues with the Brooke family.
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Citations and Notes
1. For the myth that our Hattons descend from Queen Elizabeth's Christopher, see George Lynn-Lachlan Davis, The Day-Star of American Freedom, or the Birth and Early Growth of Toleration, in the Province of Maryland . . . (New York: C. Scribner, 1855), 200-1, citing Burke’s Landed Gentry, 2:1287. To buttress the Wikipedia argument, see Thomas Longueville The Curious Case of Lady Purbeck: A Scandal of the XVIIth Century (Longmans, Green, and Co., 1909), a BBC News report (6 November 2001) on the exhumation of bodies, including that of Elizabeth Hatton, from St. Andrew Guild Church, Holborn.
2. "Abstracts of Herefordshire Probate Records", http://willsdb.gukutils.org.uk/HEF/WillsU.html, seen 10m/17/2011.
2a. Harry Wright Newman, To Maryland From Overseas: A Complete Digest of Jacobite Loyalists Sold into White Slavery in Maryland, and the British and Continental Background of Approximately 1400 Maryland Settlers from 1634 to the Early Federal Period with Source Documentation (Balt.: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc. 1985), 89-90.
3. Lacey Baldwin Smith, This Realm of England: 1399 to 1688, 4th ed. (Lexington, MA: D. C. Heath and Company, 1983), 212.
5. http://willsdb.gukutils.org.uk/GLS/WillsC.html, apparently taken from LDS Film #0091396. Seen 10m/17/2011.
4. Edward C. Papenfuse, Alan F. Day, David W. Jordan, and Gregory A. Stiverson, A Biographical Dictionary of the Maryland Legislature, 1635-1789 (Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1979) 2 vols., 1:265, 423.
5a. Newman, To Maryland From Overseas, 89-90.
6. Robert W. Barnes, comp., Baltimore County Families, 1659-1759 (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, Inc., 1989), 309.
7. Newman, To Maryland From Overseas, 90.
8. Hester Dorsey Richardson, Side-Lights on Maryland History with Sketches of Early Maryland Families (Baltimore: Williams and Wilkins Company, 1913) 2 vols., 1:288.
9. Davis, The Day-Star of American Freedom, 202-4; Appleton’s Cyclopædia of American Biography, 3:115; Biog. Dic., 1:423.
10. Biog. Dic. of the Md. Legis., 1:422.
11. Gust Skordas, The Early Settlers of Maryland: An Index to Names of Immigrants Compiled from Records of Land Patents, 1633-1680, in the Hall of Records, Annapolis, Maryland (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1968), 215-16, citing Lib. ABH, fol. 314, 422; Lib. 2, fol. 613; Lib. 5, fol. 257; Lib. 19, fol. 375.
11a. Robert Barnes, "First Ladies of Maryland, 1634-1777, Part III", The Archivists' Bulldog, Newsletter of the Maryland State Archives, Vol. 16, no. 17 (Sept. 23, 2002), 4. See Jane Baldwin, ed. Maryland Calendar of Wills Vol. 1, citing 1. 65, on the web at http://www.usgennet.org/usa/md/state/wills/01/001.html, accessed 4m/6/2012.
12. Skordas, The Early Settlers of Maryland, 215-16, citing Liber ABH, folio 314; Barnes, Maryland Marriages, 1634-1777, 205, citing Md. Arch., 10:259.
13. Davis, The Day-Star of American Freedom, 235-36, 151-52.
14. Davis, The Day-Star of American Freedom, 230, 233.
15. Davis, The Day-Star of American Freedom, 233-35.
16. Biog. Dic. of Md. Legis., 1:423; John Gilmary Shea, The Catholic Church in Colonial Days (New York: John G. Shea, 1886), 70.
17. Jane Baldwin, comp. and ed., The Maryland Calendar of Wills, vol. 1: ; Wills from 1635 (Earliest Probated) to 1685 (Balt.: Kohn & Pollock, Publishers, 1904), 1:32.
18. Biog. Dic. of Md. Legis., 1:423.
19. Maryland Calendar of Wills, 1:26.
20. Biog. Dic. of Md. Legis., 1:423.
21. Hester Dorsey Richardson, Side-Lights on Maryland History with Sketches of Early Maryland Families (Baltimore: Williams and Wilkins Company, 1913) 2 vols., 1:344.
22. For information on Price, see Biog. Dic. of Md. Legis., 2:660-61.
23. V. L. Skinner, Jr., comp. Abstracts of the Inventories and Accounts of the Prerogative Court of Maryland. 15? Vols. (Westminster, MD: Family Line Publications, 1992), 1:66.
23a. Charles Lee Mudd genealogy page, citing Md. patents Liber ABH, fol. 422, Hall of Records, Annapolis. I have not checked this myself.
24. For information on Wade, see Biog. Dic. of Md. Legis., 2:851.
25. Biog. Dic. of Md. Legis., 1:344-45; Md. Calendar of Wills, 3:54.
26. Biog. Dic. of Md. Legis., 1:440-41.
27. For more information on Johnson, see Biog. Dic. of Md. Legis., 2:493.
28. Shea, The Catholic Church in Colonial Days, 74.
29. Biog. Dic. of Md. Legis., 1:171-72.
30. Davis, The Day-Star of American Freedom, 267-68.
31. Gloria L. Main, Tobacco Colony: Life in Early Maryland, 1650-1720 (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1982), 85.
31a. David Touchette, a descendant of Elinor's youngest son, Clement Brooke, gave me the web link to the portrait. He was told about it by Ty Brooke, another descendant. I thank them both for sharing this information.
32. Biog. Dic. of Md. Legis., 1:250-51.
33. Biog. Dic. of Md. Legis., 1:250.
34. Biog. Dic. of Md. Legis., 1:251; Md. Calendar of Wills, 3:196-98.
35. Md. Calendar of Wills, 5:223.
36. Biog. Dic. of Md. Legis., 1:171.
36a. Date of death from Gretchen McKinsey-Clarke's website on miniquilt.com; she cites "Buchanan Family", Tom Buchanan, 5/25/2000.
37. Shea, The Catholic Church in Colonial Days, 84; Frederick Lewis Weis, The Colonial Clergy of Maryland, Delaware and Georgia, Publications of the Society of the Descendants of the Colonial Clergy, No. 5 (Lancaster, Mass.: Society of the Descendants of the Colonial Clergy, 1950), 35.
38. Biog. Dic. of Md. Legis., 1:171 says he d. 1703; "The Brooke Family", 96, and Gretchen McKinsey-Clarke's website on miniquilt.com, in which she cites "Buchanan Family" Tom Buchanan, 5/25/2000 say he d. 1762. In the absence of my own research into primary sources, I would tend to go with the Biog. Dic. of Md. Legis.
39. For information on Sewall, see Biog. Dic. of Md. Legis., 2:724-25.
40. For information on Diggs, see Biog. Dic. of Md. Legis., 1:271-72. Elizabeth Sewall was the daughter of Henry (d. 1665), step-daughter of Charles Calvert, 3rd Lord Baltimore, and widow of Jesse Wharton. Ibid., 2:939.
41. For information on Hall, see Biog. Dic. of Md. Legis., 1:381-82.
42. Biog. Dic. of Md. Legis., 1:250-51.
43. Robert Barnes, The Green Spring Valley: Its History and Heritage, 2 vols. (Baltimore: Maryland Historical Society, 1978), 2:10.
44. For information on Clement Hill, Sr., see Biog. Dic. of Md. Legis., 1:440-41.
45. For information on William Diggs, see Biog. Dic. of Md. Legis., 1:271-72.
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