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A Biographical Dictionary of the Maryland Legislature 1635-1789 by Edward C. Papenfuse, et. al.
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(1682-1733). BROTHERS: Daniel Dulany, Jr.
(1722-1797); Dennis (1730-1779). HALF BROTH-
ERS: Lloyd (1742-1782); Richard (?-died in in-
fancy). STEPBROTHERS: Samuel Chew (by 1734-
1786); Philemon Lloyd Chew (?-1770); Bennett
Chew (?-1793). SISTERS: Rebecca; Rachel; Marga-
ret, who married first, Dr. Alexander Hamilton
(1712-1756), and second, William Murdoch (?-
1769); and Mary. STEPSISTERS: Henrietta Maria
Chew (1731-1762), who married Edward Dorsey
(1718-1760); Margaret Chew (?-1773), who mar-
ried John Beale Bordley (1726/27-1804); and Ann
Mary Chew (1736-1774), who married William
Paca (1740- 1799). FIRST COUSINS: Richard Brooke
(1716-1783); Eleanor Brooke, who married Sam-
uel Beall (ca. 1713-ca. 1778); John Addison
(1713-1764); Ann Addison (1711/12-1753), who
married William Murdock (?-1769); and Marianne
Greenfield, who married John Stoddert (?-1767).
NEPHEWS Benjamin Tasker Dulany (1752-1816);
James Heath (?-1766). MARRIED ca. 1745 Mary,
daughter of Richard Grafton, a wealthy land-
owner and merchant of New Castle, Delaware.
CHILDREN. SONS: Daniel, of Walter (?-1783), who
was living in London by 1781; Walter, Jr., who
married ca. 1785 Elizabeth Brice, widow of his
half uncle Lloyd Dulany (1742-1782); and Graf-
ton (?-1778). DAUGHTERS: Rebecca, who married
first, in 1767 Thomas Addison, Jr., and second,
Thomas Hanson (1750-1810), son of Samuel Han-
son (1716-1794); Mary, who married (first name
unknown) Fitzhugh; Margaret, who married ca.
1771 Rev. John Montgomery; and Catherine, who
married (first name unknown) Belt. PRIVATE CA-
REER. EDUCATION: literate; apprenticed to a mer-
chant in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1735. RELI-
GIOUS AFFILIATION: Anglican, St. Anne's Parish,
Anne Arundel County. SOCIAL STATUS AND AC-
TIVITIES Gent., 1747; Esq., 1764; member of the
chant; investor; contractor; officeholder; con-
trolled his father's share of the Baltimore Iron-
works Company jointly with his brother Daniel
Dulany, Jr. (1722-1797) until 1759 when he sold
his interest to his brother Daniel; handled the sale
of the indentures of German immigrants for his
father, 1752; served as contractor for public build-
ings and a wharf in Annapolis, 1763-1766. PUBLIC


Annapolis, 1745/46-1748, 1749-1751 (Laws Cv-
3; discharged from the 2nd session for serving as
deputy commissary of Anne Arundel County; re-
elected to the 2nd session and seated), 1751-1754
(Bills of Credit 1-6), 1754-1757 (Bills of Credit 1-
6), 1757-1758 (Bills of Credit 1. Cv, 2), 1758-1761

(Bills of Credit Cv 1, 1, Cv 2, 2, 3, Cv 3), 1762-
1763 (Bills of Credit 1, 2; Grievances 1, 2), 1765
(discharged on September 24, 1765, for serving as
naval officer of the Patuxent; reelected to the 2nd
session; Bills of Credit 2; Grievances 2; reelection
voided on November 12, 1765, for serving as
mayor of Annapolis at the time of his election);
Upper House, 1768-1770 (Claims-Bills of Credit
1-4), 1771 (Claims-Bills of Credit), 1773. OTHER
PROVINCIAL OFFICES, naval officer, Patuxent,
1765-1767 (resigned); commissary general, 1767-
1773; Council, 1767-1773 (appointed and quali-
fied on February 11, 1767). LOCAL OFFICES: dep-
uty commissary, Anne Arundel County, 1749-
1754; churchwarden, St. Anne's Parish, Anne
Arundel County, in office 1749-1750, 1764-ca.
1765; St. Anne's Parish Vestry, Anne Arundel
County, in office 1751-1754, ca. 1765-1768; com-
mon councilman, Annapolis, 1756-1764; alder-
man, Annapolis, in office 1764-1765, 1767;
mayor, Annapolis, 1766-1767 (elected September
1765 and in office by October 1765). WEALTH


gross income per year as commissary general
£1,000, 1767-1769. ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: he
borrowed heavily from at least 1770 until his
death. His principal creditors included John Cad-
walader (1741/42-1786), Upton Scott, and Os-
good Hanbury & Company, of London, mer-
chants. LAND AT FIRST ELECTION: none in his
own name, but probably controlled 5,258 acres in
Baltimore County that was formally deeded to
him by his father as a gift in 1747. SIGNIFICANT

AND DEATH: received an additional 363 acres in
Baltimore County, plus at least 1 lot, warehouses,
and land on the dock in Annapolis as gifts from
his father, 1747-1748. Lost 294 acres in a resurvey
of his Baltimore County land in 1750. Inherited
1,231 acres in Baltimore and Anne Arundel
counties under the terms of his father's will in
1753. Purchased 12.5 lots in Annapolis, 1753-
1759. In 1765 Walter and his brother Daniel
Dulany, Jr. (1722-1797) patented 1,950 acres in
Frederick County in individual tracts of between
50 and 200 acres each. This was a part of the acre-
age for which their father had received warrants,
but which he had not patented. Purchased 1,250
acres and sold 363 acres in Baltimore County in
1767. Purchased 1,126 acres in Anne Arundel
County shortly before his death. WEALTH AT
DEATH. DIED: on September 20, 1773, in Annapo-
lis. PERSONAL PROPERTY: TEV, £6,260.6.6 current
money (including ca. 58 slaves, 412 oz. plate, a
harpsichord, and 51 books); FB, estate overpaid



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