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Adams, Thomas (b. 1586, d. 1668)

Note: Thomas Adams was born in the town of Wem in Shropshire. He was educated at Cambridge and became a draper in London, where he prospered greatly. By 1639 he was Sheriff of London, Master of the Drapers' Company, and an alderman. He was returned as a member of Parliament at this time but did not take his seat.

In 1645 he was elected Lord Mayor of London. During his year in office, his house was searched by Parliamentary forces who were looking for King Charles I. Adams was always a staunch royalist and member of the Church of England. After his year as Lord Mayor he was imprisoned in the Tower for his royalist sympathies and banned from all public office. Nonetheless he was elected to Parliament from London in both 1654 and 1656.

In 1660 he was named a deputy from London to The Hague to attend upon King Charles II upon the notification of his restoration. Along with all the other deputies he was knighted by the King, and on June 13th, 1660, he was made a baronet. That title went extinct in the fifth generation, near the end of the 18th century.

Adams founded the free school of Wem and endowed it with the house in which he had been born. He founded the Arabic lecture at Cambridge and endowed it with an income of 40 pounds a year in perpetuity. He also paid to have the Bible translated into Persian, in hopes of making converts in that country.

Towards the end of his life he was afflicted with a bladder stone. Upon his death it was removed and found to weigh no less than twenty-five ounces. So remarkable was it considered that it was shown around fashionable London and is even mentioned in Pepys's diary.

There is an article on Sir Thomas Adams in the Dictionary of National Biography.
Source: (Individual)
Abbreviation: DNB
Source: (Individual)
Abbreviation: Clagett
Title: Brice M. Clagett, Seven Centuries
Source: (Individual)
Abbreviation: Barnes
Title: Barnes
Page: p. 118
Given Name: Thomas
Death: 1668 London, England
Change: Date: 11 May 2003

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Magruder, Alexander (b. 1705, d. 1751)
Note: Captain Alexander Magruder lived at "Locust Grove," near presentday Bethesda, Maryland.

He was a tobacco inspector and a vestryman and warden of St. Paul parish in Rock Creek.
Source: (Individual)
Abbreviation: Clagett
Title: Brice M. Clagett, Seven Centuries
Given Name: Alexander
Death: 1751
Change: Date: 9 Feb 2003

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Wade, Ann (b. ABT 1705)
Source: (Individual)
Abbreviation: Clagett
Title: Brice M. Clagett, Seven Centuries
Given Name: Ann
Change: Date: 9 Feb 2003

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Magruder, Enoch (b. 1723, d. 1786)
Given Name: Enoch
Death: 1786
Change: Date: 9 Feb 2003

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Wade, Meek (b. )
Given Name: Meek
Change: Date: 9 Feb 2003

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Wade, Zachariah (b. )
Given Name: Zachariah
Change: Date: 9 Feb 2003

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Wheeler, Mary (b. )
Given Name: Mary
Change: Date: 9 Feb 2003

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Wade, Zachary (b. ABT 1627, d. 1678)
Note: Zachary Wade settled in Maryland in 1641 as a servant of Mistress Margaret Brent. He was employed by Col. Giles Brent at Kent Fort Manor on Kent Island, Maryland. He remained on the island after the Brents were ejected in a land dispute by Col. Robert Claiborne in 1644 and then returned to the Brent's service after Claiborne was ejected in his turn in 1647.

He later lived at Newton, St. Mary's County and served as Margaret Brent's steward at St. Gabriel Manor in St. Mary's County. He was settled by 1661 on land near the mouth of the Pomonkey Creek in Charles County that he bought from Winganatto, King of the Nanjemoys.

He became a lawyer. He was a member of the Maryland Assembly and served as sheriff and justice of Charles County. He was sent by the Assembly on a mission by ship, probably to Virginia, to procure a copy of the statutes of England.

He held more tha 5,100 acres of land in Queen Anne's, Talbot, Charles, and Prince George's County.
Source: (Individual)
Abbreviation: Clagett
Title: Brice M. Clagett, Seven Centuries
Source: (Individual)
Abbreviation: Papenfuse
Title: Edward C. Papenfuse, et al, A Biographical Dictionary of the Maryland L
egislature, 1635-1789 (Baltimore, Maryland: Johns Hopkins University Pr
ess, 1979, 1985)
egislature, 1635-1789
egislature, 1635-1789. Baltimore, Maryland: Johns Hopkins University Pr
ess, 1979, 1985.
Given Name: Zachary
Death: 1678
Change: Date: 9 Feb 2003

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Hatton, Mary (b. ABT 1640, d. ABT 1675)
Given Name: Mary
Death: ABT 1675
Change: Date: 9 Feb 2003

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Magruder, James (b. 1721, d. 1779)
Given Name: James
Death: 1779
Change: Date: 9 Feb 2003

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King, Cave (b. )
Given Name: Cave
Change: Date: 9 Feb 2003

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Magruder, James (b. 1697, d. 1779)
Given Name: James
Death: 1779
Change: Date: 9 Feb 2003

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Coombs, Barbara (b. )
Given Name: Barbara
Change: Date: 9 Feb 2003

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Crane, Jasper (b. 2 APR 1651, d. 6 MAR 1711/12)
Given Name: Jasper
Death: 6 MAR 1711/12 Essex County, New Jersey
Change: Date: 9 Feb 2003

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Swaine, Joanna (b. 1651, d. 16 SEP 1720)
Given Name: Joanna
Death: 16 SEP 1720
Change: Date: 9 Feb 2003

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Wheeler, Joseph (b. )
Given Name: Joseph
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Holbrook, Patience (b. )
Given Name: Patience
Change: Date: 9 Feb 2003

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Crane, Jasper (b. ABT 1605, d. 19 OCT 1680)
Given Name: Jasper
Death: 19 OCT 1680
Change: Date: 9 Feb 2003

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[Leave], Alice (b. 1608, d. AFT 26 AUG 1675)
Given Name: Alice
Death: AFT 26 AUG 1675
Change: Date: 9 Feb 2003

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Swaine, Samuel (b. , d. BEF 17 MAR 1681/82)
Source: (Individual)
Abbreviation: Big Ed
Title: The Big Gedcom/Revision 2
Given Name: Samuel
Death: BEF 17 MAR 1681/82 Essex County, New Jersey
Change: Date: 9 Feb 2003

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