s/o Richard Tilghman [III] / Susanna Frisby
Represented his county in the Convention of 1775, member of the Council of Safety 1776, commissioned 7 Aug 1777 Attorney General of MD. Member of Legislature 1788-89, 1791 appointed Chief Judge of the judicial district composed of Cecil, Kent, Queene Anne and Talbot Counties. 1804-09 Judge of the Court of Appeals.
m  19 Jan 1769 Anne Arundel Co., MD - Anne Arundel Circuit Of The Methodist Episcopal Church Susanna Steuart* 1749 - 1774
They had 3 children - Susanna Steuart, George, Frisby
m  7 Feb 1778 Anne Arundel Co., MD
They had children - Anna Maria, Samuel d/y, Mary James "Polly", John, Charles Carroll, Peregrine
ref: MD Historical Commission; MD State Archives; *Historical Study 2000 Records of the Hermitage Tilghman Family Burial Grounds - James Tilghman died in the 66th year of his age, Elizabeth Wife of Judge Tilghman in the 59th year of her age; Susanna Steuart Is Not found in the burial records.
In memory of James Tilghman, Who died the 19th day of April 1809,
In the 66th year of his age. For more than 19 years he was Chief Judge
of the second Judicial District of Maryland.