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A Biographical Dictionary of the Maryland Legislature 1635-1789 by Edward C. Papenfuse, et. al.
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BIOGRAPHIES DUN

£768.2.5. Dulany's estate was not settled until
1800. Debts paid by his administrator included
£3,041.13.7 to John Cadwalader (1741/42-1786).
LAND: 8,571 acres in Anne Arundel and Baltimore
counties and 14.5 lots in Annapolis, plus 1,950
acres in Frederick County held jointly with Daniel
Dulany, Jr. (1722-1797). After his father's death
Daniel Dulany, of Walter mortgaged 6,544 acres
in Anne Arundel and Baltimore counties and the
"mansion house" with adjacent lots in Annapolis
to Osgood Hanbury & Company to secure a debt
of £9,121.13.7 sterling that Walter owed the com-
pany at the time of his death.

DUNN (DUNNE), JAMES BROWN (1751-
1788). BORN: on May 9, 1751, in Kent County;
eldest of seven sons. NATIVE, fifth generation. RE-
SIDED: in Upper Langford's Bay Hundred, Kent

County. FAMILY BACKGROUND. FATHER: James

Dunn (1728-?), son of Robert Dunn (1693-1745).
MOTHER: Martha Ann. STEPMOTHER: Elizabeth.
HALF BROTHERS: Hezekiah (1757-?); Robert
(1759-?); James (1764-?); Michael (1766-?);
Damns (1767-?); and Curtis (1769-?). HALF SIS-
TERS: Ann (1754-?); Elizabeth (1756-?); and
Rebecca (1761-?). MARRIED Elizabeth, who subse-
quently married Gideon Comegys. CHILDREN.
SONS: James Lorain; Thomas; and James. DAUGH-
TERS: Martha Ann Brown; Mary Ann; Anne
Elizabeth; Anne; and Rebecca. PRIVATE CAREER.
EDUCATION: literate. RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION: An-
glican, St. Paul's Parish, Kent County. SOCIAL

STATUS AND ACTIVITIES: Gent., 1783. OCCUPA-
TIONAL PROFILE: planter. PUBLIC CAREER. LEGIS-
LATIVE SERVICE: Lower House, Kent County,
1783. LOCAL OFFICE: St. Paul's Parish Vestry,
Kent County, in office 1780. WEALTH DURING
LIFETIME. PERSONAL PROPERTY: assessed value
£613.0.0, including 14 slaves and 24 oz. plate,
1783. LAND AT FIRST ELECTION: 384 acres in
Kent County. WEALTH AT DEATH. DIED: between
June 6 and November 7, 1788, in Kent County.
PERSONAL PROPERTY: TEV, £897.6.4 current
money (including 11 slaves, 21 oz. plate, and
books); FB, estate overpaid £163.10.1. LAND:
probably 384 acres in Kent County.

DUNN, ROBERT (ca. 1630-1676). BORN: ca.
1630, probably in England. IMMIGRATED, in 1649
as a free adult. RESIDED: in Kent County. MAR-
RIED Jane (Joan), stepdaughter of William Elliot.
She subsequently married Anthony Workman.
CHILDREN. SON: Robert (1674-1729), who married
Mary, daughter of William Harris (ca. 1644-
1712). DAUGHTERS: Susanna; Joan; Rebecca; and

Alice. PRIVATE CAREER. EDUCATION: literate. RE-
LIGIOUS AFFILIATION: converted to Quakerism.

1658. SOCIAL STATUS AND ACTIVITIES: not called

Mr. on first appearance in the records; his son be-
came an Anglican vestryman, but held no major
public office. OCCUPATIONAL PROFILE: planter.

PUBLIC CAREER. LEGISLATIVE SERVICE Lower

House, Kent County, 1663-1664, 1669. LOCAL
OFFICES: justice, Kent County, 1664-1673 (presi-
dent, 1669-1673); keeper of weights and measures,
Kent County, 1671; sheriff, Kent County, 1673-

1676. WEALTH DURING LIFETIME. LAND AT

FIRST ELECTION: 200 acres; 700 acres by 1669.

WEALTH AT DEATH. DIED on May 12, 1676. PER.
SONAL PROPERTY: TEV, 60,661 pounds of tobacco
(including 1 slave, 1 servant, books, and various
debts owed the estate totaling 12,197 pounds of
tobacco); FB, 36,790 pounds of tobacco. LAND:
750 acres.

DUNN, ROBERT (1693-1745). BORN: in 1693 in
Kent County. NATIVE: third generation. RESIDED
in St. Paul's Parish, Kent County. FAMILY BACK-
GROUND. FATHER Robert Dunn (1674-1729), of
Kent County; vestryman of St. Paul's Parish, Kent
County; son of Robert Dunn (ca. 1630-1676).
MOTHER: Mary (?-1709), daughter of William
Harris (ca. 1644-1712). STEPMOTHER Mary,
widow of Robert Park (?-1708). UNCLE: James
Harris (1682- 1743). BROTHERS: William (?-1728),
who married Martha, daughter of Michael Miller
(1675-1738); James (1699-died young). SISTERS
Jane (1701-?); Mary. STEPSISTERS: Elizabeth Park
(?-1760), who married first, in 1705 Charles Ring-
gold, and second, Philip Davis (?-1749); Ann
Park, who married by 1711 William Blackiston
(?-1737). MARRIED first, Ann (1698-?), daughter
of Michael Miller (1675-1738) and wife Martha
Wickes; granddaughter of both Joseph Wickes (ca.
1620-1692) and Michael Miller (ca. 1644-1699).
MARRIED second, Martha (?-1746). CHILDREN.
SONS: James (1728-?), who married first, Martha
Ann, and second, Elizabeth; Darius (1731-?); and
Hezekiah (1734-?). DAUGHTERS Martha; Rebecca
(1726-?), who married by 1744 Joseph Wickes.
PRIVATE CAREER. EDUCATION: probably literate.
RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION Anglican, St. Paul's
Church, St. Paul's Parish, Kent County. SOCIAL

STATUS AND ACTIVITIES: Gent., 1745; Mr., 1747.

OCCUPATIONAL PROFILE: probably a planter. PUB-
LIC CAREER. LEGISLATIVE SERVICE: Lower House,
Kent County, 1722-1724. LOCAL OFFICES:
churchwarden, St. Paul's Parish, Kent County, in
office 1725; justice, Kent County, 1735-at least
1743 (quorum, 1738-at least 1743). MILITARY

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