Col. William Digges, Dep. Gov. of the Province of Maryland

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Col. William Digges

Also Known As: "Teague"
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Birthplace: Hampton, Elizabeth City County, Virginia Colony
Death: Died in Charles County, Province of Maryland
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Son of Edward Digges, Colonial Governor of Virginia and Elizabeth Digges
Husband of Elizabeth Digges
Father of Elizabeth Neale; Charles Digges; Ann Darnall; Jane Digges; William Digges and 5 others
Brother of Mary Kempe; Catherine Herndon; Ann Digges and Dudley Digges

Occupation: Colonial Virginia and Proprietary Colony of Maryland politician, Justice of the Peace
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About Col. William Digges, Dep. Gov. of the Province of Maryland

William Digges began his career in Virginia, where he was appointed to a number of colonial offices. He became Justice of the Peace in 1671. He was captain of horse in 1674 and was appointed Sheriff of York County in 1679.[3] [4] He was a strong supporter of Governor Berkeley during Bacon's Rebellion. During an encounter with Thomas Hansford, one of Bacon's foremost supporters, Digges severed Hansford's finger, and as a result was forced to flee to Maryland.[3][5][6]

In Maryland Digges became a merchant and planter in St. Mary's County. He married Elizabeth Sewall, widow of Dr. Jesse Wharton and a stepdaughter of Lord Baltimore, the Proprietor of Maryland. Immediately following his marriage he was appointed to the Governor's Council.[3] He was also appointed Deputy Governor of Maryland. He was granted extensive land and property in Maryland, and became the "Lord of Warburton Manor" in Prince George County on the Potomac River.[4]

During the Protestant Revolution in Maryland in 1689, Digges commanded the Catholic forces at St. Mary's, Maryland.[4] After 1689, having lost his positions, he returned to live in Virginia.[3] On April 20, 1693 a warrant for his arrest was issued, and on April 22, 1693, "Colonel William Digges was examined as to his knowledge of a plot to restore King James to the throne, and was bound over, with his wife, in £1,000 to appear before the next General Court."

from: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Digges

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Col. William Digges, Dep. Gov. of the Province of Maryland's Timeline

1651
1651
Hampton, Elizabeth City County, Virginia Colony
1670
1670
Age 19
1683
1683
Age 32
Charles County, Maryland
1685
1685
Age 34
Charles County, Maryland, United States
1685
Age 34
1690
1690
Age 39
1697
July 24, 1697
Age 46
Charles County, Province of Maryland
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Charles County, Maryland, United States
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