Was there really a William Braithwaite?

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Alexander Magruder is said by many sources to have been married to Margaret Braithwaite, mother of their son Samuel and daughter of William.  The most recent professional genealogists, however,  are questioning whether Margaret Braithwaite ever existed.  

William is said by some much used sources to have been an early member of the Maryland Assembly and even at one point acting Governor.  I have not found him, however, in the Maryland State Archives.  William appears on various internet sites such as geni.  The best documentation I found for him was on a genealogy.com site -- which sourced him back to an ancestry.com database.

Because Margaret is an integral part of so many peoples' believed ancestry, she and her father's existence -- or non-existence -- need to be thoroughly documented.  So my question -- and request for help -- is for any information that could expand our knowledge of William and Margaret -- either who they really were, or how the beliefs about them came into existence!
WikiTree profile: William Brainthwaite
in Genealogy Help by Jack Day G2G6 Pilot (343k points)
Have done some more digging and there definitely was a William Braithwaite in the very early days of the Maryland colony.  Still to be documented:  Did he have a daughter Margaret, and did Margaret marry Alexander Magruder?!

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