|Birth: ||Jun. 28, 1721|
|Death: ||Mar. 19, 1797|
Daniel 'the Younger' Dulany was a Loyalist politician, Mayor of Annapolis, and a distinquished lawyer in colonial Maryland. His father was Attorney General and land owner Daniel Dulany the Elder (1685–1753). His mother was the second of Daniel the Elder's three wives*, Rebecca Smith of Hall's Croft Plantation in Calvert County. She was the daughter of Colonel Walter Smith (1665 St. Leonard Plantation MD-1711) and Rachel Hall (1670 Hall's Hills, MD- Oct 28 1730 Calvert Co). Daniel the Younger's brother Walter Dulany (died 1773) was also a Mayor of Annapolis, Maryland.
Dulany was sent to England to be educated at Eton College. He graduated from Clare College at Cambridge. He then trained to be a barrister at Middle Temple Hall in London before returning to Maryland.
In 1749 he married Rebecca Tasker, daughter of Benjamin Tasker (1690–1768) and Ann Bladen. Ann was the daughter of William Bladen, Attorney General of Maryland. Benjamin was President of the Governor's Council and Proprietary Governor of Maryland from 1752 to 1753. In 1753 Daniel's father died, and the younger Dulany inherited the family's numerous estates.
Dulany was a member of the Maryland legislative assembly from 1751 to 1754. He was appointed to the Governor's Council (1757–76) in recognition of his support for the colony's proprietary government. In 1751 Dulany was elected to the Maryland General Assembly as a representative of Frederick County. He served for three years. In 1764, Dulany became Mayor of Annapolis.
Dulany was a notable opponent of the Stamp Act 1765, and wrote the pamphlet "Considerations on the Propriety of Imposing Taxes in the British Colonies", which argued against taxation without representation. However, he could not support the overthrow of British rule in Maryland. In the pamphlet, Dulany conceded that "There may be a time when redress may not be obtained. But he advocated "a legal, orderly, and prudent resentment." Thus, Dulany remained a loyalist, and even engaged in a famous newspaper debate with Charles Carroll of Carrollton. Both men used pseudonyms, Dulany being "Antillon", and Carroll "First Citizen". Charles Carroll, argued the populist view, claiming that the government of Maryland had long been the monopoly of four families, the Ogles, the Taskers, the Bladens and the Dulanys. Dulany took the contrary view. As a Loyalist, most of Dulany's substantial property was later confiscated in 1781.
*When he was 17 years old his father married Henrietta Maria Loyd, widow of Samuel Chew. She was the daughter of Col. Philemon Lloyd (1647 England-June 22 1685 Talbot Co. MD) and Henrietta Maria Neale.
Announcement published in "The Virginia Gazette", Williamsburg, Va, Friday, September 29, 1738, page 4, column 1:
"Married- Daniel Dulany, Esq., Attorney-General of Maryland was married a few days ago to Mrs. Chew, only daughter and sole heiress of the late Mr. Secretary Lloyd and widow of Mr. Samuel Chew, Jun."
"Old St. Paul's Cemetery" pamphlet, published by the St. Paul's Episcopal Church, p.10: Daniel Dulany, the younger; from Annapolis; barrister at law; wrote as "Publius;" last commissary general of Maryland; secretary of Maryland; in strangers' plot; wife, Rebecca Tasker Dulany. [The pamphlet has dates 1724 - 1797].
Daniel Dulany (1685 - 1753)
Rebecca Smith Dulany (1696 - 1737)
Rebecca Tasker Dulany (1724 - 1822)*
Benjamin Tasker Dulaney (1752 - 1818)*
Note: Full birth and death dates from Scott and Renee.
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