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A Biographical Dictionary of the Maryland Legislature 1635-1789 by Edward C. Papenfuse, et. al.
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Murdock (?-1769); and Marianne Greenfield, who
married John Stoddert (?-1767). NEPHEW: James
Heath (?-1766). OTHER KINSHIP: his great-
grandfather was Richard Smith (?--ca. 1690). MAR-
RIED on September 16, 1749, Rebecca (1724-
1822), daughter of Benjamin Tasker (ca. 1690-
1768); granddaughter of William Bladen (1670-
1718); niece of Thomas Bladen (1698-1780). Her
brothers were Benjamin Tasker, Jr. (1720/21-
1760); and four others who died young. Her sisters
were Ann (1723-1817), who married Samuel Ogle
(1694-1752); Elizabeth (1726-?); and Frances. Her
nephew was Benjamin Ogle (1748/49-1809). Her
niece was Mary Ogle, who married John Ridout
(1732-1797). CHILDREN. SONS: Daniel (1750-
1824), who closed his law practice and sailed for
London, England, in 1774. As a result, his exten-
sive properties in the province were confiscated
during the Revolution. He later became a barrister
of Lincoln's Inn, London, England; Benjamin
Tasker Dulany (1752-1816). DAUGHTER: Ann (?-
1828), who married on April 21, 1784, William
Delasserre; divorced by May 1800, when she peti-
tioned for a change of surname for herself and her
completed Eton, 1738; entered Clare College,
Cambridge University, in January 1739 as a pen-
sioner; entered Middle Temple, 1742; called to the
bar in 1746, a form of recognition rarely accorded
a colonist. RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION: Anglican, St.
Anne's Parish, Annapolis. SOCIAL STATUS AND
ACTIVITIES: member of a prominent and affluent
family. OCCUPATIONAL PROFILE: lawyer, admitted
to the following courts: Provinical Court in Octo-
ber 1747; Anne Arundel County in November
1747; Prince George's County in November 1747;
Court of Chancery by December 1747; Frederick
County in March 1748/49. Retired from active
practice in 1763; planter. Daniel and his brother
Walter Dulany (?-1773) jointly held one share in
the Baltimore Ironworks Company, which they
had inherited from their father, and they con-
trolled another share held by the Tasker family.
The Carroll family, which owned three shares, fre-
quently combined to outvote the Dulanys. There
was a history of ill-feelings between the Dulany
and the Carroll families that worsened over time.

House, Frederick County, 1749 (election voided
on June 8, 1749), 1751-1754 (Laws 1-6), Annapo-
lis, 1756-1757 (elected to the 5th session to fill
vacancy); Upper House, 1757-1758, 1758-1761,
1762-1763, 1765-1766, 1768-1770, 1771, 1773-
general, commissioned jointly with Benjamin

Tasker (ca. 1690-1768), in 1754, resigned 1756,
commissioned again in 1759, resigned 1761; Coun-
cil, 1757-1776 (appointed and qualified on June
12, 1757); secretary of Maryland, sworn 1761, re-
commissioned 1773, office abolished 1776; com-
missioner for the sale of proprietary manors and
reserved lands, 1766-1771. LOCAL OFFICES: jus-
tice, Frederick County, in office at least by 1749-
out of office by 1751 (quorum, at least 1749-
1751); recorder, Annapolis, 1754-1765; mayor,
Annapolis, 1764-1765. STANDS ON PUBLIC/PRI-
VATE ISSUES, argued against the Stamp Act, but
was opposed to the actions of the Sons of Liberty;
under the pseudonym "Antilon," he debated
Charles Carroll of Carrollton (1737-1832) in a
series of newspaper articles concerning the Fee Bill
controversy, 1773; espoused neutrality during the
SONAL PROPERTY: 6 slaves, 1790; as part of their
one share of the Baltimore Ironworks, he and his
brother Walter Dulany (?-1773) had an interest in
the company's furnaces, forges, slaves, indentured
servants, and the sloop Baltimore. LAND AT FIRST
ELECTION: 14,000 acres in Frederick County, plus
170 town lots in Frederick Town, Frederick
County (deed of gift from his father, 1748); owned
one-half share, or a ten percent interest, in the
Baltimore Ironworks, which comprised 20,000
acres in Baltimore County. SIGNIFICANT CHANGES

controlled 2,150 acres in Kent and Frederick
counties as guardian of his half brother Lloyd,
1752; sold 3,300 acres composed of farmsteads,
consisting of 50-acre to 300-acre lots for cash or
on credit, plus 144 lots in Frederick Town, Fred-
erick County, 1769; deeded all of his remaining
real property to his sons, except for 3,000 acres,
1772-1775. WEALTH AT DEATH. DIED: on March
17, 1797, in Baltimore City; buried at St. Paul's
Church, Baltimore City. LAND: ca. 3,000 acres in
Frederick and Anne Arundel counties.

DULANY, WALTER (?-1773). BORN: of age by
1743; second son. NATIVE: second generation. RE-
SIDED: in Annapolis, Anne Arundel County. FAM-
ILY BACKGROUND. FATHER: Daniel Dulany (1685-
1753). MOTHER: Rebecca (ca. 1695-1737), daugh-
ter of Walter Smith (?-1711). STEPMOTHER: Hen-
rietta Maria (?-1766), widow of Samuel Chew
(1704-1736/37); daughter of Philemon Lloyd (ca.
1674-1732/33). AUNTS: Lucy Smith (1688-1770),
who married Thomas Brooke (1683-1 744); Eleanor
Smith (1690-1761), who married Thomas Addison
(1679-1727); and Ann Smith (1694-1759), who
married second, Thomas Trueman Greenfield



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