George Washington Papers

[Diary entry: 9 February 1773]

9th. Doctr. Rumney continued all day, & Night. After an early Dinner I set of to Mr. Robt. Alexanders upon Fox hunting Party & in the Afternoon, Young Mr. Danl. Dulany Revd. Mr. Montgomerie, Mr. Tilghman & Jno. Custis came here & stayd all [night].

This Daniel Dulany (1750–1824) was called Daniel Jr. or Daniel III and was the son of Daniel Dulany the younger (1722–1797) and Rebecca Tasker Dulany of Hunting Ridge near Baltimore. He was educated in England and returned to Maryland about 1770, where he began to practice law in his father’s Annapolis office. Having strong Loyalist feelings, Dulany left Maryland for England on 17 July 1775. There he remained for the rest of his life, except for a brief visit to America in 1785. His property in Maryland was confiscated (LAND description begins Aubrey C. Land. The Dulanys of Maryland: A Biographical Study of Daniel Dulany, the Elder (1685–1753) and Daniel Dulany, the Younger (1722–1797). Baltimore, 1955. description ends , 192, 309–65).

John Montgomery was at this time minister at St. Anne’s, sometimes called Middle Neck, Parish in Anne Arundel County, Md. During the Revolution he and his wife, Margaret Dulany Montgomery, daughter of Walter and Mary Grafton Dulany, fled to England.

This whole party of young people was undoubtedly on its way to Benjamin Dulany’s wedding, which took place on 10 Feb. at the bride’s home, Rose Hill, near Mount Vernon. A newspaper announced the marriage of “Benjamin Dulany, Esquire, of Maryland, to Miss French, of Fairfax county, with a fortune of twenty thousand pounds” (Va. Gaz., R, 11 Mar. 1773).

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