Samuel CHEW, II

Born: Abt. 1630 - Place: ..........., Virginia
Died: 15 Mar. 1676/1677 - Place: Anne Arundel Co., Maryland
Burial: ............
Father: John CHEW
Mother: Sarah UNKNOWN

Maryland Genealogies...from Maryland Historical Magazine 975.2 M369 V.1; p256
He moved from Virginia to Maryland before 1659 and took up his abode in Anne Arundel County. He entered his rights, 16 July 1659, for transporting himself, Robert Crouch, Thomas Madders and Hannah Rogers, and received a warrant for 400 acres (Md. Land Office, Liber 4, folio 54).
He was a Colonel and lived at Maidstone, a land grant in Anne Arundel Co. He also owned Sanetly, a tract of land adjoining Maidstone, but lying in Calvert County. Maidstone is marked by an old house which still stands just below the northern boundary of Calvert County. It was built by Col. Samuel Chew or his son Samuel. In 1660-1718, Samuel Chew, Jr. acquired the tract called Poppinjay. He represented Anne Arundel Co. in the Maryland Assembly in 1661 (Md. Arch., I. 396), was High Sheriff of the county in 1663 (ibid., III.481), and was one of its justices in 1665 and 1668 (ibid., III.534; V.30). He was commissioned, 23 July 1669, a member of the Council of Maryland and a justice of the Provincial Court (ibid., V.54), and retained his seat in the council until his death (Liber C.D., folio 427; Md. Arch., II.254, 377, 433; XV.23, 75, 109, et seq.) In 1675 he was a Colonel of the militia of Anne Arundel County (Md. Arch., XV.59) and in this capacity was ordered to raise forces for defense against the Indians (ibid., 47). He was also a member of the Council of War which convened 20 July 1676. He died, according to his family record, on the 15th of March 1676/7 (old style), leaving, among other bequests, "his seale gold ring" to his brother Joseph Chew.