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The following comment appears in BRITISH ROOTS OF MARYLAND FAMILIES, Robert W. Barnes, Gen. Pub. Co., Baltimore, 1999, p. 277, THE KEY FAMILY:
"Philip Key advertised for the return of a gilt watch with a seal bearing the family crest: A griffin's head with a key in its beak, and the motto: "Faithful, More faithful." Citing THE MARYLAND JOURNAL AND BALTIMORE ADVERTISOR, 4 Sept 1787.


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MARYLAND GENEALOGIES (ibid), vol II, pg 123: High Sheriff of St . Mary's County, 1761-64.


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MARYLAND GENEALOGIES from the Maryland Historical Magazine, Vol II , pps 123-4:
"Hon. Philip Barton Key was born 12 April, 1757. He was educated in England, and, after the Declaration of Independence, he entered the British Army. In 1778 he held a commission in Lieut. Col. Chalmer's Maryland Loyalist Regiment, and in 1782, then holding the rank of Captain, he went to Jamaica with his troops. He served in Florida, where he was taken prisoner, and upon his release on parole, he went to England. After peace was declared he retired on half pay, and in 1785, returned to Maryland.

"In 1787 he was practicing law in Leonardtown, but in 1790 he removed to Annapolis, where he soon became prominent in his profession . In 1794 he was elected a Delegate to the Maryland Legislature and held his seat until 1799. He removed to Georgetown, D.C., in 1801, and in 1807 he made a formal resignation of his claims to the British Government in a letter to the British Minister in Washington. In 1806 he was elected to Congress as a Federalist, and his seat was contested on the grounds that he was not a citizen of Maryland. On this occasion he said in a speech, "I had returned to my country like a prodigal to his father, had felt as an American should feel, was received and forgiven, of which the most convincing proof is my election." He sat in Congress from 1807 to 1813, and died at Georgetown 28 July, 1815.

"He married 4 July, 1790, Anne, daughter of Hon. George Plater of St. Mary's County, Governor of Maryland 1791-92, and Elizabeth Rous by, his wife. The Plater family records her birth as 23 September, 1772, but her tombstone in Oak Hill Cemetery, Georgetown, states that she died 18 December, 1834, "in the sixtieth year of her age," which would place her birth in 1774. Her husband is buried beside her (Md. Historical Mag., ii, 372; iii, 188-9)."


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MARYLAND GENEALOGIES (ibid) vol II, pg 123: Norman Bruce was Hig h Sheriff of St. Mary's County, 1761-64, and of Frederick Co., 1768-7 1.


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MARYLAND GENEALOGIES (ibid) vol II, pg 123: Member of the Marylan d Assembly 1766 etc., married --- Llewellyn. His son, Hon. Edmund Ke y (b. 1771, d. 19 Feb 1857) was for many years Judge of the Circuit C ourt of Maryland.


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SQ p. 3076: Harry's first name could have been Hyde.


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SQ p. 3075:
"James Cochran Kirkpatrick [his nickname was "Jamison"] was born in Mina Burton, Washington County, Missouri, on December 24, 1824, and died in Roberts, Wisconsin, on December 16, 1910. He married Mary Mundon on February 25, 1846. An obituary preserved by an aunt's descendant contains the following: "Mr. Kirkpatrick has been a resident of Wisconsin continuously since April 4, 1827, with the exception of one year spent in the California gold fields, to which he, in company with the late Hugh Livingston, Sam Livingston, and William Kirkpatrick, drove overland with wagon outfits in the spring of 1850, returning to Wisconsin in November, 1851. He attended winter terms of the common schools in his early boyhood and later followed the business of lead mining to some extent. For many years he was an extensive farmer, giving much attention to the breeding of fine horses and cattle. After leaving the farm, he came to Rewey where for several years he was the popular landlord of the Kirkpatrick Hotel, which was justly famous as one of the best in southwestern Wisconsin..."


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SQ p. 3076: "...They went to California in 1849."