about 1734 – 27 Oct 1809
Member of the Committee who revised the Laws of Cricket 1774
Philip Dehany bought Hayes Place in !798 and shared his time between Hayes and his house in London, 63 Upper Seymour Street, which he continued to visit. He moved to Hayes Place with his wife Margaret, daughter Mary aged 39, and Williamina Trail aged 14 . They had 16 servants. Ten years earlier his only child Mary had suffered a devastating event when her fiancé John Sinclair, Earl of Caithness, shot himself, reportedly because her father had refused permission for him to marry her on account of his debts. John Sinclair’s niece, Williamina Traill, joined the Dehany family and eventually after Mary’s death in 1832 inherited Hayes Place. The Dehany family continued to buy up property in Hayes and extend their grounds but took little part in the affairs of Hayes.