Individuals were granted parcels of land (200 acres) for each person transported to Maryland from England.Typically the transportee was a servant indentured to the person that paid the transportation cost.A typical indenture was seven years of working the land from the "master" and then they were given freedom and a small parcel of land in payment (about 50 acres). If the servant misbehaved or tried to escape and not fulfill indenture, the length of time could be doubled and/or the children of the original transportee had to fulfill the indenture.
So it appears the TAYLORs (called Gentlemen) in land and will records were wealthy in England to begin with and had political connections. They accumulated large portions of land by paying for the transportation of servants as well as profitting from the sale of tobacco raised on their servants land.
The TAYLORs also had many negro slaves and their servants once given their freedeom also had negro slaves.There are many African-American citizens in the US with the surname MINNER whose early ancestors assumed the surname of their masters in MD/DE upon emancipation.Most slaves in MD/DE were emancipated before 1800.In DE census records you can find quite a few FREE NEGROS in the early 1800-1830 census records.
So great care must be taken to distinguish Black MINNER families from Caucasian MINNER families whenever possible.Census records are pretty accurate in that respect but will and probate records don't indicate race.