GOLDSBOROUGH, Robert, (1733 - 1788)


GOLDSBOROUGH, Robert, (great-great-great-grandfather of Thomas Alan Goldsborough), a Delegate from Maryland; born at “Horns Point,” Dorchester County, Md., December 3, 1733; pursued an academic course; studied law at the Inner Temple, London, England; was admitted to the bar in 1754 and commenced practice in London; barrister of the Inner Temple, London, 1755-1759; returned to the colonies and was graduated from the Philadelphia College (now the University of Pennsylvania) in 1760; continued the practice of law at Cambridge, Md.; high sheriff of Dorchester County 1761-1765; burgess to the Maryland assembly in 1765; attorney general of Maryland in 1766; Member of the Continental Congress 1774-1776; member of the council of safety in 1775 and of the convention of the Province of Maryland, August 14, 1776, called to frame a constitution; member of the State senate in 1777; retired to his estate near Cambridge, Md. where he died on December 22, 1788; interment in Christ Episcopal Church Cemetery, Cambridge, Md.