|WELSH, John Gentleman (Major )
He was Gentleman Justice of the Quorum and High Sheriff for Anne Arundel County. He arrived prior to 1668 when he was commission as a Justice of Anne Arundel Co., MD on May 4 of that year. He is listed with this title on June 4, 1674, Mar. 3, 1675-6, and Sept. 13, 1676. In 1677, he was appointed as High Sheriff for Anne Arundel Co., MD. This was the most powerful office at the time. His term lasted until Mar. 1678-1679 during the period of Indian uprisings known as the "Nanticoke War". In June of 1679, he was again appointed Justice of the Quorum where he was listed as Captain John Welsh.
John married Elizabeth GROSSE in 1670-1675.1 (Elizabeth GROSSE was born about 1653 in , Anne Arundel, MD and died about 1675.)
1 Ancestral File at www.familysearch.com.
2 Welsh, Luther W, Genealogies of the Welsh and Hyatt Families of Maryland and their Kin (Independence, Mo: Lambert Moon Printing Co., c1928).
3 Newman, Harry Wright, Mareen Duvall of Middle Plantation (c1952, reprinted in 2000).
4 Skordas, Gust, The Early Settlers of Maryland (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., c1968).
5 Baldwin, Jane, Comp, The Maryland Calendar of Wills, Wills from 1635-1685, Vol. I. (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., c.1968).
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