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Tilghman, Matthewlocked

(17 February 1718–04 May 1790)
  • Jane Wilson McWilliams

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Tilghman, Matthew (17 February 1718–04 May 1790), planter and legislator, was born at the “Hermitage,” in Queen Annes County, Maryland, the son of Richard Tilghman, a wealthy planter, and Anna Maria Lloyd. Tilghman descended from two of the oldest and most prominent families on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. At the age of fifteen he went to live with his first cousin Matthew Tilghman Ward, whose wife was Matthew’s aunt Margaret Lloyd, at “Rich Neck,” Ward’s plantation in Talbot County. Ward had no children, and upon his death Tilghman became his principal heir. In 1741 Tilghman married his first cousin Anne Lloyd. They had three sons and two daughters, the elder of whom married ...

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