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Unknown [Description of General William Smallwood's family and education]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC01205.05 Author/Creator: Unknown Place Written: s.l. Type: Manuscript Date: no date Pagination: 1 p. ; 20.4 x 12.7 cm

Summary of Content: Appears to be a fragment of a biographical sketch of General Smallwood of Maryland. Previous entry in Past Perfect claimed the sketch appears to be from the early 19th century, before 1840, but there is no evidence to back up that assertion. Mentions that he comes from a "highly respectable family." Says his father Bayne Smallwood was a merchant and planter on a large scale who was also a justice of the peace and a member of the House of Burgesses for many years. He married Priscilla Heaherd of Virginia, "a lady of family and fortune." Smallwood was sent to England at a young age and first went to the school of Thomas Rebariks in Kinsdale and later Eton. There is also a separate blank sheet included in the file.

Full Transcript: Gen Smallwood was descended from a highly respectable family. His Father, Bayne Smallwood Esq was was both a Merchant & Planter upon a large scale and filled the various offices of ...Justice of the Peace (being at one time the presiding officer in the Ct. of Comm. Pleas) and for many yrs. a [struck: Congress] Member of the House of Burgesses -
His mother was a Miss Priscilla Heaherd of Va, a Lady of family & fortune - He was sent at a very early age to Eng. to be educated - The first school that we have any acct of his being at was that of Thos. Rebarik's in Kinsdale, Western and - He was when qualified received to Eto, where it is believed he compleated his education.

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Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: Revolutionary WarGenealogyEducationWomen's HistoryChildren and Family

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