Samuel Chew (justice)
Samuel Chew (October 30, 1693 – June 16, 1743) was a physician who served as Chief Justice of colonial Delaware.
Samuel married Mary Galloway in 1715, and their son Benjamin Chew was later Chief Justice of Pennsylvania. His first wife died in 1734, and he married Mary Paca Galloway in 1736. Originally he lived on his family's estate of Maidstone in Anne Arundel County, Maryland. The manor house still stands although, since borders have changed, it is now in Calvert County, Maryland.
In 1738, he moved to build an estate known as Whitehall in Kent County, Delaware. Pennsylvania Governor John Penn appointed him Chief Justice of the lower counties (or Delaware) in 1741.
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- The Maidstone Manor's history
- Wilson, James Grant; Fiske, John, eds. (1900). "Chew, Samuel". Appletons' Cyclopædia of American Biography. New York: D. Appleton.
- Biography at Virtualology.com (based on older edition of Appletons' — 1891?)
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