Monday, March 9, 2009

Daniel Dulany's two wives

For those who are interested, here is a quick fact I recently found in "The Dulanys of Maryland" by Aubrey Land.

Daniel Dulany the elder had two wives. When he was 26 years of age, he married the daughter of a wealthy Charles County Maryland planter, Charity Courts. Charity Courts had previously been married for only a few months to Bayne Smallwood before he died. Probably in early 1711, Charity became Charity Courts Dulany. Unfortunately, she too passed away in late 1711.

Two years after Charity's death, Daniel Dulany married Rebecca Smith of Calvert County Maryland; however, the exact date of the marriage is unknown. Rebecca was the youngest daughter of Colonel Walter Smith, a justice of the Calvert County Court. Rebecca was Daniel the younger's mother.

On June 28th, 1722, Daniel Dulany the younger was born. Coincidentally, this was the same day Bladen Tasker was born, son of Benjamin and Anne Tasker. Both Daniel and Bladen were christened at St. Anne's Parish within three weeks of each other.

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