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Benjamin Chew, Chief Justice

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Birthplace: West River Anne Arundel County Maryland, USA
Death: Died in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, USA
Place of Burial: Saint Peter's Episcopal Churchyard Philadelphia Philadelphia County Pennsylvania, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Samuel Chew, Dr. and Mary Webb Chew
Husband of Mary Galloway and Elizabeth Chew
Father of Mary Chew; Sarah Bledsoe; Anna Marie Chew; Elizabeth Tilghman; Henrietta Chew and 9 others
Brother of Sarah CHEW; Elizabeth Tilghman; Ann CHEW; Mary CHEW; Samuel CHEW, (child death I) and 2 others

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About Benjamin Chew, Chief Justice

Speaker of the House of Delegates, Delaware (Pennsylvania), about 1750.

Attorney-General of Pennsylvania in 1755.

Recorder of Philadelphia, 1756.

Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania in 1774.

He studied law at Philadelphia, went abroad in 1741, and entered Middle Temple, Inns of Court, London. He returned to America after his father's death. He was admitted to the bar in 1746 and began practice at Dover, Delaware (formerly under the jurisdiction of Pennsylvania). Moved to Philadelphia in 1754 and built his country seat, "Cliveden," on the Germantown road in 1761.

He was a Commissioner of Boundaries for the three lower counties of Delaware in 1751; Speaker of the House from the same district in 1753-1758; Attorney General of Pennsylvania and member of the Provincial Council 1754-1769;

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Birth: Nov. 29, 1722 West River Anne Arundel County Maryland, USA Death: Jan. 20, 1810 Philadelphia Philadelphia County Pennsylvania, USA


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Spouses:
 Mary Galloway Chew (1729 - 1755)
 Elizabeth Allen Oswald-Chew (1732 - 1819)

Children:
 Mary Chew Wilcocks (____ - 1794)*
 Benjamin Chew (1758 - 1844)*
 Margaret Oswald Chew Howard (1760 - 1827)*
 Henrietta Chew (1767 - 1848)*
 Sophia Chew Philips (1769 - 1836)*
 Maria Chew (1771 - 1840)*
 Harriet Chew Carroll (1775 - 1861)*
 Harriet Chew Carroll (1775 - 1861)*
 Catherine Chew (1779 - 1831)*
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Burial: Saint Peter's Episcopal Churchyard Philadelphia Philadelphia County Pennsylvania, USA


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Benjamin Chew, Chief Justice's Timeline

1722
November 29, 1722
West River Anne Arundel County Maryland, USA
1747
June 13, 1747
Age 24
1748
1748
Age 25
1748
Age 25
North Carolina
1749
1749
Age 26
1751
1751
Age 28
1755
1755
Age 32
1757
September 12, 1757
Age 34
Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
1758
September 30, 1758
Age 35
1760
December 17, 1760
Age 38
Of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania