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A Biographical Dictionary of the Maryland Legislature 1635-1789 by Edward C. Papenfuse, et. al.
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TIONAL COMMENTS: Duckett and Samuel Tyler
were indebted to the firm of Wallace, Johnson, &
Muir, Annapolis merchants, for £2,300.0.0 ster-
ling, and in order to secure payment of this debt
they mortgaged a total of 1,090 acres in Prince
George's County to the firm in 1789. WEALTH AT
DEATH. DIED: on December 2, 1806, in Prince
£6,235.11.3 (including 49 slaves and 97 oz. plate);
FB, £4,649.7.0. LAND: 929 acres in Prince
George's County.

BORN: in 1752 in Annapolis; younger son. NATIVE:
third generation. RESIDED: in Frederick County
until 1777; Alexandria, Fairfax County, Virginia,

1777 until death. FAMILY BACKGROUND. FATHER:
Daniel Dulany, Jr. (1722-1797). MOTHER:
Rebecca (1724-1822), daughter of Benjamin
Tasker (ca. 1690-1768) and wife Anne Bladen.
UNCLES Walter Dulany (?-1773); Benjamin
Tasker, Jr. (1720/21-1760). AUNTS: Ann Tasker
(1723-1817), who married Samuel Ogle (1694-
1752); Margaret Dulany, who married first, Alex-
ander Hamilton (1712- 1756), and second, William
Murdock (?-1769). BROTHER: Daniel (1750-1824),
a barrister, Lincoln's Inn, London, England. SIS-
TER Ann (Nancy) (?-1828), who married on April
21, 1784, William Delasserre, divorced by May
1 800 when she petitioned for a change of name for
herself and her daughter Rebecca. FIRST COUSIN
James Heath (?-1766). OTHER KINSHIP: his great-
grandfather was William Bladen (1670-1718); his
great-uncle was Thomas Bladen (1698-1780).
MARRIED in February 1773 Elizabeth, daughter of
Daniel French (?-by 1773), of "Claremont," Vir-
ginia, and wife Penelope Manly; goddaughter of
George Washington (1731/32-1799). CHILDREN.
Six sons and six daughters, including DAUGHTER:
Elizabeth, who married Joseph Forrest. PRIVATE
CAREER. EDUCATION literate; studied at the Rev.
Jonathan Boucher's school. RELIGIOUS AFFILIA-
Esq., 1773. OCCUPATIONAL PROFILE, planter. PUB-
Frederick County, 1st, 1774 (appointed, but did
not attend). LOCAL OFFICES: clerk, Frederick
County, commissioned 1773-out of office by May
1777; Committee of Correspondence. Frederick
County, 1774. OUT OF STATE SERVICE: justice,
Fairfax County, Virginia, 1787, 1801; trustee, Al-
exandria Academy, Alexandria, Fairfax County,
PROPERTY: wife's dowry amounted to £20,000,
1773. LAND AT FIRST ELECTION: 3,058 acres in

Frederick County and a house in Frederick Town,
Frederick County (acquired through deeds of gift
from his father before his marriage). SIGNIFICANT

AND DEATH: acquired 2 lots in Frederick Town,
Frederick County, by 1782; sold at least 229 acres
in Frederick County, 1778-1786, plus 2 lots in
Frederick Town, Frederick County, 1783. WEALTH
AT DEATH. DIED: in 1816 in Virginia; size of estate

BORN: in 1685 in Queen's County, Ireland. IMMI-
GRATED: in 1703 as an indentured servant with his
older brothers William and Joseph from Queen's
County, Ireland. Col. George Plater (ca. 1664-
1709) purchased his three-year indenture and em-
ployed him as a clerk in his law office. RESIDED: in
Port Tobacco, Charles County, 1703-ca. 1713;
Nottingham Town, Mattapany Hundred, Prince
George's County, ca. 1713-1720; Annapolis, Anne
Arundel County, 1720-1753. FAMILY BACK-
GROUND. FATHER: Thomas Dulany, of Queen's
County, Ireland. BROTHERS. William; Joseph.
MARRIED first, in 1710 Charity (1680-1711),
widow of Bayne Smallwood, son of James Small-
wood (ca. 1639-ca. 1714/15); daughter of John
Courts (1655/56-1702); stepdaughter of John Con-
tee (?-1708); granddaughter of Robert Henley (ca.
1617-1684); niece of Elizabeth Courts (1663-?),
who married James Keech (ca. 1651-1708/9). Her
brothers were John Courts (1691/92-1747/48);
Charles; and William. Her sister was Ann (1693-
?). Her first cousins were Walter Smith (ca. 1693-
1748); Barbara Smith (1693-1764), who married
first, Thomas Holdsworth (ca. 1692-1718), and
second, Benjamin Mackall (1675-1761). Her
nephew was Robert Hendly Courts (?- 1 774). MAR-
RIED second, in 1717 Rebecca (ca. 1695-1737),
daughter of Walter Smith (?-1711); granddaughter
of both Richard Smith (?-ca. 1690) and Richard
Hall (?-1688), a prominent Quaker. Her brothers
were Richard (?-1732); Walter (ca. 1692-1734).
Her sisters were Lucy (1688-1770), who married
Thomas Brooke (1683-1744); Eleanor (1690-
1761), who married Thomas Addison (1679-1727);
Elizabeth; Ann (1694-1759), who married second,
Thomas Trueman Greenfield (1682-1733); and
Mary. Her nephews were Richard Brooke (1716-
1783); John Addison (171 3-1764). Her nieces were
Eleanor Brooke, who married Samuel Beall (ca.
1713-ca. 1778); Ann Addison (1711/12-1753),
who married William Murdoch (?-1769); and Ma-
rianne Greenfield, who married John Stoddert (?-
1767). MARRIED third, in September 1738 Hen-


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