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ried by 1739/40 Daniel Russell; Elizabeth; and
Demaris. MARRIED on April 17, 1723, Rachel
(1708-ca. 1749), daughter of John Hammond
(1665-1742/43) and wife Anne Greenberry (1676-
1723). Rachel was the granddaughter of John
Hammond (1643-1707) and Nicholas Greenberry
(1627-1697). She was the niece of Charles Ham-
mond (ca. 1670-1713); Thomas Hammond (?-ca.
1724/25); Charles Greenberry (1672-1713); and
Elizabeth Greenberry (1678-1719/20), who mar-
ried Robert Goldsborough (1660-1746). Her
brothers were Thomas John (1697-1767); Nicho-
las (1703/4-1743). Her sisters were Elizabeth;
Anne (1697-1708); and Comfort (1701-?). Her
first cousins were Philip Hammond (1697-1760);
Ruth Hammond, who married second, Thomas
Franklin (ca. 1706- 1787); Charles Hammond (1692/
93-1772); Thomas Hammond (1693-?); Eliza-
beth Ridgely (?-1734), who married Thomas
Worthington (ca. 1691-1752/53); Charles Golds-
borough(1707-1767); William Goldsborough (1709-
1760); and John Goldsborough (1711-1778). Her
nephew was probably Samuel Worthington (1734-
1815). Rachel Hammond Moale married second,
by 1742, George Bailey. CHILDREN. SONS: John
Moale (ca. 1731-1798); Richard (1739/40-1786),
of Baltimore Town, an early and enthusiastic con-
vert to Methodism, who married Frances Hatton
Chase, sister of Jeremiah Townly Chase (1748-
1828). DAUGHTERS: Rebecca (ca. 1728-1786), who
married in 1746 Charles Croxall (1724-1782);
Rachel (1737-ca. 1741). PRIVATE CAREER. EDU-
CATION: literate. RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION: Angli-
can. SOCIAL STATUS AND ACTIVITIES: Mr., by 1730.

OCCUPATIONAL PROFILE: a merchant with a store
in Baltimore Town and a half interest in three
sloops at the time of his death; also maintained
a plantation. PUBLIC CAREER. LEGISLATIVE SERV-
ICE: Lower House, Baltimore County, 1734/35-
1737 (Bills of Credit 1, Cv, 2-4), 1738 (Aggriev-
ances; Bills of Credit), 1739-40 (Aggrievances,
Cv, 1; Bills of Credit Cv, 1; died during the 1st
session of 1739-1741 Assembly). LOCAL OFFICE:
St. Paul's Parish Vestry, Baltimore County, 1730-
1733. STANDS ON PUBLIC/PRIVATE ISSUES: cred-
ited with defeating the General Assemby bill that
would have located Baltimore Town on the north
side of the middle branch of the Patapsco River.
The site originally petitioned for as the town was
on his property, which he believed was rich in
iron ore. Moale apparently felt the land would
be more advantageous to him as a mining site
than as a town. WEALTH DURING LIFETIME. LAND
AT FIRST ELECTION: 725 acres in Baltimore County

(400 acres acquired by patent, 325 acres by pur-
chase). SIGNIFICANT CHANGES IN LAND BETWEEN

FIRST ELECTION AND DEATH: resurveyed and pat-
ented a previously purchased tract for a net gain
of 79 acres, 1735; patented two small tracts of 6
and 3 acres, Baltimore County, 1735 and 1736;
patented 81 acres and surveyed an additional 257
acres, all in Baltimore County, 1737; purchased
54 acres, Baltimore County, 1737. WEALTH AT
DEATH. DIED: between April 28 and May 13, 1740,
in Baltimore County. PERSONAL PROPERTY: TEV,
£1,183.5.6 sterling, £4,523.4.2 current money (in-
cluding new goods in his store valued at £2,909.6.6
current money, 11 slaves, 47 oz. plate, gold, 33
books, maps, and one-half share in 3 sloops); FB,
£764.11.4 sterling, £4,402.14.2 current money
(before payment of legacies). LAND: ca. 1,135 acres
in Baltimore County (including 257 acres not yet
patented, but paid for and devised in his will).

MOALE, JOHN (ca. 1731-1798). BORN: on Jan-
uary 2, ca. 1731, in St. Paul's Parish, Baltimore
County; elder son. NATIVE: second generation.
RESIDED: in Baltimore County; Baltimore Town
by 1770. By 1780 Moale was spending part of the
year in Baltimore Town and the rest at "Green
Spring Forrest," his wife's plantation in Balti-
more County. His town house at death was lo-
cated at Sharp Street and German Lane in Bal-
timore City. FAMILY BACKGROUND. FATHER: John

Moale (?-1740). STEPFATHER: by 1742 George
Bailey. MOTHER: Rachel (1708-ca. 1749), daugh-
ter of John Hammond (1665-1742/43). BROTHER:
Richard (1739/40-1786). SISTERS: Rebecca (ca.
1728-1786); Rachel (1737-ca. 1741). FIRST COU-
SIN : Samuel Worthington (1734-1815). MARRIED
on May 25, 1758, Ellin (ca. 1740-1825), daughter
of Capt. Robert North (1698-1748/49) and wife
Frances Todd (ca. 1709-1745). Ellin's step-
mother was Catherine. Her brother was Thomas
(ca. 1732-ca. 1750). Her sisters were Elizabeth
(1731-1805), who married first, in 1751, Chris-
topher Carnan (ca. 1730-1769), and second, in
1773, Samuel Johnston of York County, Penn-
sylvania; Frances (1743-1743). OTHER KINSHIP:
Ellin's great-grandfather was Thomas Todd (1619-
1676). CHILDREN. SONS: John (1761-1809), who
married in 1790 Lucy Morton (ca. 1767-1802);
Richard Hatton (1765-1802), who married in 1797
Judith Carter Armistead (1774-1863); Thomas
(1766-1832), who married in 1793 Eleanor Ow-
ings (1772-ca. 1853), daughter of Samuel Owings,
Jr. (1733-1803); William North (1768-1769);
Robert (1769-1769); Robert North (1771-1852),

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