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Revolutionary Statesman Robert Goldsborough

 
 
Revolutionary Statesman Robert Goldsborough Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), August 27, 2022
1. Revolutionary Statesman Robert Goldsborough Marker
Inscription.  
Robert Goldsborough, the son of Charles and Elizabeth Ennalls Goldsborough, was born on December 2, 1733. Robert studied law in the Temple in London in which city he remained for a number of years. He married Sarah Yerbury of London in 1755 and returned to Maryland in 1759 where he became a prominent member of the province. In 1765 he took his place in the Lower House of Assembly representing Dorset. A distinguished lawyer and statesman, Robert was appointed a Delegate to the Continental Congress by several conventions of Maryland. He was a member of the Council of Safety and the Constitutional Convention of Maryland in 1776. He owned and lived on "The Point."

Robert Goldsborough died December 1788 and his remains were buried on December 26. It is believed that his grave and that of his wife are beneath the present church.
"In memoriam Robert Goldsborough Barrister Atty. Gen. Province 1776
A member of the Congress that adopted on July 4, 1776, the Declaration of Independence
A framer of Maryland's first Constitution 1776
A member of the Convention 1788 that ratified the Constitution
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Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesColonial EraGovernment & PoliticsWar, US Revolutionary. A significant historical date for this entry is July 4, 1776.
 
Location. 38° 34.338′ N, 76° 4.589′ W. Marker is in Cambridge, Maryland, in Dorchester County. Marker can be reached from High Street just north of Church Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 601 Church St, Cambridge MD 21613, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Christ P. E. Church (here, next to this marker); Patriot Col. Robert Harrison (a few steps from this marker); Gov. Charles Goldsborough (a few steps from this marker); Revolutionary Statesman Henry Steele (a few steps from this marker); Patriot Maj. Francis Turpin (a few steps from this marker); Patriot Nathan Griffin (a few steps from this marker); Governor John Henry (a few steps from this marker); Patriot Richard Pattison (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cambridge.
 
Revolutionary Statesman Robert Goldsborough Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), August 27, 2022
2. Revolutionary Statesman Robert Goldsborough Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 28, 2022. It was originally submitted on August 28, 2022, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 89 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 28, 2022, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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