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Samuel Chew

Samuel Chew (August 30, 1699 - June 16, 1744) 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. Mary died 1734, and he remarried 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 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
Note: While Maidstone still stands, it is the center of a working farm, and it is private property. Please respect the owner's property rights and privacy.