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Descendants of Robert DARCY of Nocton (c.1091-1163)


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1. Robert Darcy, of Nocton, Lincolnshire,1 son of Norman Darcy, of Cawkwell, Lincolnshire and < >, was born about 1091 and died in 1163 in Lincoln, Lincolnshire, England about age 72.

Robert married < > 1 about 1117 in <Lincoln, Lincolnshire, England>. < was born about 1093 in Lincoln, Lincolnshire, England.

The child from this marriage was:

+ 2 M    i. Michael Darcy, of Little Malden, Essex 1 was born about 1218.

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2. Michael Darcy, of Little Malden, Essex 1 (Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1) was born about 1218.

Michael married < >.1 < was born about 1220.

The child from this marriage was:

+ 3 M    i. Alexander Darcy, of Little Malden, Essex 1 was born about 1242.

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3. Alexander Darcy, of Little Malden, Essex 1 (Michael, of Little Malden, Essex2, Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1) was born about 1242.

Alexander married < >, of Little Malden, Essex 1 about 1265. < was born about 1244.

The child from this marriage was:

+ 4 M    i. Norman Darcy, of Little Malden, Essex 1 was born about 1266 and died in 1296 in Manor Great Yeldham, Halstead, Essex, England about age 30.

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4. Norman Darcy, of Little Malden, Essex 1 (Alexander, of Little Malden, Essex3, Michael, of Little Malden, Essex2, Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1) was born about 1266 and died in 1296 in Manor Great Yeldham, Halstead, Essex, England about age 30.

Norman married < > D'Amory, of Little Malden, Essex 1 about 1274. < was born about 1270 in <Little Malden, Essex, England>.

The child from this marriage was:

+ 5 M    i. Henry Darcy, of Little Malden, Essex, England 1 was born about 1294.

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5. Henry Darcy, of Little Malden, Essex, England 1 (Norman, of Little Malden, Essex4, Alexander, of Little Malden, Essex3, Michael, of Little Malden, Essex2, Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1) was born about 1294.

Henry married < >, of Little Malden, Essex 1 about 1329 in Little Malden, Essex, England. < was born about 1306 in <Little Malden, Essex, England>.

The child from this marriage was:

+ 6 M    i. Thomas Darcy, of Little Malden, Essex, England 1 was born about 1330.

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6. Thomas Darcy, of Little Malden, Essex, England 1 (Henry, of Little Malden, Essex, England5, Norman, of Little Malden, Essex4, Alexander, of Little Malden, Essex3, Michael, of Little Malden, Essex2, Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1) was born about 1330.

Thomas married < >, of Little Malden, Essex 1 about 1359. < was born about 1338 in <Little Malden, Essex, England>.

The child from this marriage was:

+ 7 M    i. Thomas Darcy, of Little Malden, Essex 1 was born about 1360.

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7. Thomas Darcy, of Little Malden, Essex 1 (Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex, England6, Henry, of Little Malden, Essex, England5, Norman, of Little Malden, Essex4, Alexander, of Little Malden, Essex3, Michael, of Little Malden, Essex2, Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1) was born about 1360.

Thomas married < > Tirrell, of Herons, Essex.1 < was born about 1364.

The child from this marriage was:

+ 8 M    i. Robert Darcy, of Malden, Essex 1 was born about 1391, died in 1449 in Malden (Maldon), Essex, England about age 58, and was buried in All Saints, Malden, Essex, England.

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8. Robert Darcy, of Malden, Essex 1 (Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex7, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex, England6, Henry, of Little Malden, Essex, England5, Norman, of Little Malden, Essex4, Alexander, of Little Malden, Essex3, Michael, of Little Malden, Essex2, Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1) was born about 1391, died in 1449 in Malden (Maldon), Essex, England about age 58, and was buried in All Saints, Malden, Essex, England.

Research Notes: Second husband of Alice FitzLangley.

Robert married Alice FitzLangley, of Malden, Essex,1 daughter of Henry FitzLangley, of Malden, Essex and Unknown, in 1417 in <Malden, Essex, England>. Alice was born about 1395 in <Malden, Essex, England>, died in 1448 in Malden (Maldon), Essex, England about age 53, and was buried in 1448 in All Hallows Church, Malden, Essex, England.

The child from this marriage was:

+ 9 M    i. Robert Darcy, of Maldon, Essex 1 was born about 1417, died on 2 Nov 1469 about age 52, and was buried in Maldon, Essex, England.

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9. Robert Darcy, of Maldon, Essex 1 (Robert, of Malden, Essex8, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex7, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex, England6, Henry, of Little Malden, Essex, England5, Norman, of Little Malden, Essex4, Alexander, of Little Malden, Essex3, Michael, of Little Malden, Essex2, Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1) was born about 1417, died on 2 Nov 1469 about age 52, and was buried in Maldon, Essex, England.

Research Notes: First husband of Elizabeth Tyrell

Robert married Elizabeth Tyrell, of Thornton, Essex 1 about 1458 in <Thornton, Essex, England>. Elizabeth was born about 1440 in <Thornton, Essex, England> and died before 24 Jan 1506.

The child from this marriage was:

+ 10 M    i. Thomas Darcy, of Little Malden, Essex 1 was born in 1459, died on 22 Sep 1485 in Little Malden, Essex, England at age 26, and was buried in Maldon, Essex, England.

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10. Thomas Darcy, of Little Malden, Essex 1 (Robert, of Maldon, Essex9, Robert, of Malden, Essex8, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex7, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex, England6, Henry, of Little Malden, Essex, England5, Norman, of Little Malden, Essex4, Alexander, of Little Malden, Essex3, Michael, of Little Malden, Essex2, Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1) was born in 1459, died on 22 Sep 1485 in Little Malden, Essex, England at age 26, and was buried in Maldon, Essex, England.

Thomas married Margaret Harleston, of Bardwell, Suffolk 2 about 1477 in <Suffolk, England>. Margaret was born about 1456, died on 18 Sep 1489 about age 33, and was buried in All Saints, Malden, Essex, England.

The child from this marriage was:

+ 11 M    i. Roger Darcy, of Danbury, Essex 1 was born in 1478 and died on 30 Sep 1508 in Maldon, Essex, England at age 30.

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11. Roger Darcy, of Danbury, Essex 1 (Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex10, Robert, of Maldon, Essex9, Robert, of Malden, Essex8, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex7, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex, England6, Henry, of Little Malden, Essex, England5, Norman, of Little Malden, Essex4, Alexander, of Little Malden, Essex3, Michael, of Little Malden, Essex2, Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1) was born in 1478 and died on 30 Sep 1508 in Maldon, Essex, England at age 30.

Research Notes: First husband of Elizabeth Wentworth

Roger married Elizabeth Wentworth, of Nettlestead, Suffolk,2 daughter of Henry Wentworth, of Nettlestead, Suffolk and Unknown,. Elizabeth was born about 1476 and died about 1542 about age 66.

The child from this marriage was:

+ 12 M    i. Thomas Darcy 3 was born in 1506, died on 28 Jun 1558 in Wyvenhoe, Essex, England at age 52, and was buried in St. Osith's Priory, Essex, England.

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12. Thomas Darcy 3 (Roger, of Danbury, Essex11, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex10, Robert, of Maldon, Essex9, Robert, of Malden, Essex8, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex7, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex, England6, Henry, of Little Malden, Essex, England5, Norman, of Little Malden, Essex4, Alexander, of Little Malden, Essex3, Michael, of Little Malden, Essex2, Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1) was born in 1506, died on 28 Jun 1558 in Wyvenhoe, Essex, England at age 52, and was buried in St. Osith's Priory, Essex, England. Another name for Thomas was Thomas D'Arcy of St. Osith's, Essex.

Thomas married someone.

His child was:

+ 13 M    i. John Darcy, of Chiche, Essex 3 was born in 1532, died on 3 Mar 1580 in England at age 48, and was buried in St. Osith's Priory, Essex, England.

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13. John Darcy, of Chiche, Essex 3 (Thomas12, Roger, of Danbury, Essex11, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex10, Robert, of Maldon, Essex9, Robert, of Malden, Essex8, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex7, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex, England6, Henry, of Little Malden, Essex, England5, Norman, of Little Malden, Essex4, Alexander, of Little Malden, Essex3, Michael, of Little Malden, Essex2, Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1) was born in 1532, died on 3 Mar 1580 in England at age 48, and was buried in St. Osith's Priory, Essex, England. Another name for John was John D'Arcy of Chiche, Essex.

John married someone.

His child was:

+ 14 M    i. Thomas Darcy, of Hornby, Yorkshire 1 4 was born on 5 Jul 1565, was christened in 1565, died on 6 Nov 1605 in London, Middlesex, England at age 40, and was buried in Trinity Church, Colchester, Essex, England.

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14. Thomas Darcy, of Hornby, Yorkshire 1 4 (John, of Chiche, Essex13, Thomas12, Roger, of Danbury, Essex11, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex10, Robert, of Maldon, Essex9, Robert, of Malden, Essex8, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex7, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex, England6, Henry, of Little Malden, Essex, England5, Norman, of Little Malden, Essex4, Alexander, of Little Malden, Essex3, Michael, of Little Malden, Essex2, Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1) was born on 5 Jul 1565, was christened in 1565, died on 6 Nov 1605 in London, Middlesex, England at age 40, and was buried in Trinity Church, Colchester, Essex, England.

Thomas married Elizabeth Conyers,5 6 daughter of John Conyers, 3rd Baron Conyers and Unknown, about 1569 in <Yorkshire>, England. Elizabeth was born about 1545 in Hornby Castle, North Riding, Yorkshire, England and died on 6 Jun 1572 in Hornby Castle, North Riding, Yorkshire, England about age 27.

Research Notes: From A History of the County of York North Riding: Volume 1 (British History Online):

"Thomas de Hornby was the chief tenant [of Hornby Castle, North Riding, Yorkshire] in 1316 (fn. 21) and Robert de Hornby in 1327. (fn. 22) Four years later mills and tenements in Hornby were settled on Robert and his wife Christina and their issue, with contingent remainder to Thomas St. Quintin and his heirs. (fn. 23) In 1332 Christina, widow of Robert, and Thomas St. Quintin were holding jointly. (fn. 24) At her death the manor came into the sole possession of the family of St. Quintin, a younger branch of the St. Quintins of Harpham. (fn. 25)

Thomas was succeeded by his nephew William, who had a son and heir John. (fn. 26) Anthony son of John died at the end of the 14th century, and left a daughter and heir Margaret, whose wardship and marriage belonged to Richard Lord Scrope. (fn. 27) He married Margaret St. Quintin to John Conyers, 'a servant of his own,' (fn. 28) who became the ancestor of the Conyers of Hornby.

He was succeeded by a son and heir Christopher, who purchased more lands in Hornby. (fn. 29) Christopher was alive in 1459, (fn. 30) and was succeeded by his son John, (fn. 31) who became Sheriff of Yorkshire 'at the king's special request,' but received none of the accustomed issues and profits. As a reward he had a pardon of all offences committed by him and all accounts due to the king. (fn. 32)

His son Sir John Conyers, (fn. 33) who married Alice the daughter and co-heir of William Lord Fauconberg, predeceased him, (fn. 34) and on his death in 1490 he was succeeded by his grandson and heir William, (fn. 35) created Lord Conyers in 1506 or 1507. (fn. 36) He married Anne daughter of Ralph Nevill Earl of Westmorland, and had a son and heir Christopher. (fn. 37)

John Lord Conyers, son and heir of Christopher, died in 1556, and his property was inherited by his four surviving daughters, Margaret, who died unmarried in 1560, (fn. 38) Anne the wife of Anthony Kempe, Elizabeth, who married Thomas Darcy, and Katherine, afterwards wife of John Atherton. (fn. 39)

The heirs of Thomas Darcy and his wife, in whom the barony of Conyers became vested by the failure of heirs to the other two surviving sisters, (fn. 40) acquired by purchase their two-thirds of Hornby. John Atherton, son of Katherine, and his wife Anne quitclaimed their third of the manor to Conyers Darcy, son of Thomas, in 1611, (fn. 41) and their daughter Anne and her husband, Sir William Pennyman, did the same in 1630. (fn. 42) "


The child from this marriage was:

+ 15 M    i. Edward Darcy, [uncertain] 1 was born about 1590 in England.

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15. Edward Darcy, [uncertain] 1 (Thomas, of Hornby, Yorkshire14, John, of Chiche, Essex13, Thomas12, Roger, of Danbury, Essex11, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex10, Robert, of Maldon, Essex9, Robert, of Malden, Essex8, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex7, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex, England6, Henry, of Little Malden, Essex, England5, Norman, of Little Malden, Essex4, Alexander, of Little Malden, Essex3, Michael, of Little Malden, Essex2, Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1) was born about 1590 in England.

Edward married someone.

His child was:

+ 16 M    i. Edward Darcy, "the Colonist" 1 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 was born about 1615 in <Hockley, Middlesex, England>, was christened in 1619 in <England>,14 died before Nov 1670 in <Maryland>, (United States), and was buried in Virginia, (United States).

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16. Edward Darcy, "the Colonist" 1 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 (Edward, [uncertain]15, Thomas, of Hornby, Yorkshire14, John, of Chiche, Essex13, Thomas12, Roger, of Danbury, Essex11, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex10, Robert, of Maldon, Essex9, Robert, of Malden, Essex8, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex7, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex, England6, Henry, of Little Malden, Essex, England5, Norman, of Little Malden, Essex4, Alexander, of Little Malden, Essex3, Michael, of Little Malden, Essex2, Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1) was born about 1615 in <Hockley, Middlesex, England>, was christened in 1619 in <England>,14 died before Nov 1670 in <Maryland>, (United States), and was buried in Virginia, (United States). Other names for Edward were Edward D'Arcy and Edward Dorsey.

Birth Notes: Some sources have b. abt 1619

Christening Notes: Some source has him christened in 1619 in Queen Caroline Parish-Elk Ridge, Anne Arundel, but this is unlikely for two reasons:
1) He was not yet in North America in 1619
2) Queen Caroline Parish did not exist until 1728

Death Notes: Supposed to have drowned with several other people in a shipwreck off the Isle of Kent in the Chesapeake Bay on 2 August 1659. However, some researchers have argued that either a different Edward Darcy drowned or this Edward survived the shipwreck, as land transactions and other documents seem to indicate that he was living until at least 1667, but was deceased in November 1670.

From http://freepages.family.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~rawl/corneliuslloyd.html:
He [Edward Dorsey] died on 2 Aug 1659 in Chesapeake Bay. Edward Dorsey drowned in Chesapeake Bay, off the Isle of Kent, Maryland.

A petition in the Court records from Prov. Ct. Rec. S.I. f.282 the following: "At a Court holden in Anarundel County on Tuesday August 2nd, 1659: Whereas Thomas Hinson hath petitioned this Court, Showing the hee having taken up the Boate wherein Edward Doarcy and some others drowned, near the Isle of Kent, being desyred by the said Darcy's Overseer to take up the same, which he did, delivering the same Boate to the chiefe in Authority taking a discharge upon the Anarundell and now by his Petition craving for his paynes taken therein, as the Court now sitting shall adjudge him. It is ordered that the said Thomas Hinson have one hundred pounds of Tobacco payd him for the said paynes and Care, by those (Whoever they be) that possesse and enjoy the sd Boate."

Research Notes: The pedigree of Edward Darcy, the colonist, is uncertain. Recent DNA evidence points to an Irish, rather than Norman, heritage. The ancestors given here are those found in "traditional" sources, prior to any DNA research.

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From Genealogical and Memorial Encyclopedia of the State of Maryland, pp. 610-611:

"The name Dorsey, was pronounced as if spelt 'Dossy,' and in fact it appears, at times, so recorded. It was also written 'Darcy,' from which circumstance a French origin has been claimed for the family; but there is evidence to indicate that the Maryland Dorseys had been located for a time, at least, in Ireland, prior to their arrival in America. That the family bore arms is proved by the seal to the original will (dated January 7, 1742), of Caleb Dorsey, of Anne Arundel county, which displays: 'on a fess between three wolf heads, a lion passant, guardant.'

"Edward Dorsey, also called 'Edward Darcy, Gentleman,' received in 1650 a warrant for two hundred acres of land in Anne Arundel county, Maryland, and a grant was issued to him on February 23, 1651, for two hundred acres additional... Edward Dorsey died prior to 1681, for on December 6th of that year, Edward Dorsey of Anne Arundel county, Gent., son of Edward Dorsey, late of said county, deceased, conveys his interest in 'Hockley-in-the-Hole' to his brother John Dorsey..."

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http://www.rootsweb.com/~mdannear/firstfam/dorsey/index.htm has d. 1659 in Chesapeake Bay, off Kent Island MD. According to the above, that would mean that his son, Edward Jr., arrived in 1661after the original Edward Darcy was deceased. This source states that Edward Darcy was born in England.

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From http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mdannear/firstfam/dorsey/index.htm:

"Descendants of Edward DORSEY,
boatwright of Lower Norfolk Co. VA and Anne Arundel Co., MD

"Edward Dorsey was among the first settlers of Anne Arundel Co. in 1649, coming from Lower Norfolk Co.,VA with other Puritans and Independents. His ancestry has been the subject of much debate over the last 80 years. Some of this debate can be read in the 1997 issues of the Maryland Genealogical Society Bulletin. There are several genealogies on the family of Edward Dorsey. Among these are The Dorsey Family by Dorsey, Dorsey & Ball; Anne Arundel Gentry (first Edition), by Harry C. Newman, Anne Arundel Gentry Volume 2 by Harry C. Newman. Information on the family is also in The Founders of Anne Arundel and Howard Counties Maryland by J. D. Warfield (1905). I also believe there is a book about the Georgia desendants of Edward Dorsey. A couple of articles on Edward Dorsey's family have also appeared over the years in the Maryland Historical Magazine. There have also been some Dorsey newsletters including Dorsey Dreams which was published by Mrs. Lois Colette Bennington, and The Dorsey Project that was published quarterly by Mr. Donavon Dorsey of Benton City, Wash. I would recommend that people interested in this family to obtain copies of the above listed books for much in-depth material on the families.>/P>

"While, there is much controversy over the ancestry of Edward Dorsey, recent DNA testing seems to rule out claimed relations to the family of Thomas, Lord D-Arcy. However there are a few facts that should be considered with the history of the time and places. Edward Dorsey was in Lower Norfolk Co VA by 1642, when Cornelius Lloyd claimed land for transporting him to the colony. (The 1642 date is the claim for head rights to receive land for transporation of persons into Virginia, and not necessarily the date the person arrived in Virginia.) Edward Dorsey bought 200 acres in Elizabeth River Parish; in 1642 he bought cattle there (3 head of cattle from John Browne of the Elizabeth River District of Lower Norfolk Co., In the Cort Records B book of Lower Norfolk Co.; 15 April 1648: Henry Nichxxx appointed constable for the head of Eastern Branch beginning at Edward DORSEYS and so Upwards on both sides of said River including Richard Woodman's Plantation. On 20 Oct 1649 Robert Taylor sold Edward DORSEY 200 acres. This land is described by a deed dated 19 October 1647 recorded 31 Oct 1649: William Julian selling 200 acres of land to Robert Taylor of Elizabeth River, Planter, which is part of a patent of 500 Acres as being a Neck of land upon the south turning of ye Said River, East upon a creeke and South upon upon a creek north into ye woods as is bounded in the patent bearing date 22 July 1634, witnesss: Abraham Weekes and William Hancock. He witnessed by Edward E.D Dorsey. quit-claim deed Oct 1649 to Virginia land executed by Thomas Tod (Todd). This deed he signed Edward E D Dorsey

"Edward Darcy granted in November 1650 a warrant for 200 acres of land. & another 200 acres in 1651, half of a warrant for 400 acres he shared with John Norwood (Patents 11/folio 98)

"A little history of Virginia shows that Cornelius Lloyd and his brother Edward Lloyd were involved with Richard Bennet who was a puritan and advocate of the independent church, and endevored to establish a purtian settlement on the south shore of the James River in the late 1630s and early 1640s. It was among these Puritans or memeber of the Independent church with which Edward Dorsey associated. Given that we find Edward buying cattle in 1642, it is doubtful if he was an indentured servant. Rather, I suspect he was among young men and families (including college graduates) that were recruited for the Puritan settlement on the south shore of the James River. At this time England was in the early stages of the English Civil War, with King Charles I taking a hardline stance against the Indendent/Putitan and other sects that were not outside the Church of England.

"The provinical court records tell us of Edward Dorsey's death. 'Att a Court hoden in Anarundel County on tuesday August 2nd 1659: Whereas Thomas Hinson hath petitioned this Court, Showing that hee hauing taken up the Boate wherein Edward Doarcy & some others drowned, neare the Isle of Kent, being desyred by the sd Darcys overseer to take up the same, wch he did, delivering the same Boate to the chiefe in Authority taking a discharge upon the Anarundell & now by his Petn craving for his paynes taking therein, as the Court now sitting shall adjudege him. It is ordered that the sd. Thomas Hinson have one hundd pounds of Tob. payd him for the sd paynes and Care, by those (Whoever they bee) that possesse & enjoy the sd Boate.'

"In addition to the information on this site, I know of several people who have created their own web sites with Dorsey Genealogical Information. On the Internet there is a Dorsey Genealogy mailing list at rootsweb.com. The information on this website has been extensively updated in Feb 2009 . It presents material on 8 generations of Dorsey descendants including data from church records, census, graveyards, marriage licenses, and genealogies. The data is not complete. There are Dorseys that seem to belong to this family that have not been connected to Edward Dorsey's lineage. It is also noted that there is another early Dorsey family in Maryland which settled mostly in Calvert Co. and the Eastern Shore, at times this family used the spelling of Dossey as well as Dorsey. This family's progenitors were James, Ralph, and John D-arcy or Dorsey, kinsmen of Richard Preston of the Clifts in Calvert Co. MD. "

Op. cit.:

"Edward Dorsey was among the first settlers of Anne Arundel Co. in 1649, coming from Lower Norfolk Co.,VA with other Puritans and Independents. His ancestry has been the subject of much debate over the last 60 years. Some of this debate can be read in the 1997 issues of the Maryland Genealogical Society Bulletin. There are several genealogies on the family of Edward Dorsey. Among these are The Dorsey Family by Dorsey, Dorsey & Ball; Anne Arundel Gentry (first Edition), by Harry C. Newman, Anne Arundel Gentry Volume 2 by Harry C. Newman. Information on the family is also in The Founders of Anne Arundel and Howard Counties Maryland by J. D. Warfield (1905). I also believe there is a book about the Georgia desendants of Edward Dorsey. A couple of articles on Edward Dorsey's family have also appeared over the years in the Maryland Historical Magazine. There have also been some Dorsey newsletters including Dorsey Dreams which was published by Mrs. Lois Colette Bennington, and The Dorsey Project being published quarterly by Mr. Donavon Dorsey of Benton City, Wash. I would recommend that people interested in this family to obtain copies of the above listed books for much in-depth material on the families

"In addition to the information on this site, I know of several people who have created their own web sites with Dorsey Genealogical Information. Patricia Summers Smith has placed her lineage on line as has David Dorsey . On the Internet there is a Dorsey Genealogy mailing list at rootsweb.com

"The information on this website has been extensively updated in December 1999. It presents material on 7 generations of Dorsey descendants including data from church records, census, graveyards, marriage licenses, and genealogies. The data is not complete. There are Dorseys that seem to belong to this family that have not been connected to Edward Dorsey's lineage. It is also acknowledged that there is another early Dorsey family in Maryland which settled mostly in Calvert Co. and the Eastern Shore, at times this family used the spelling of Dossey as well as Dorsey."

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From Side-Lights on Maryland History, Vol. 2, pp. 87-91:

"Dorseys of Hockley

"Of all the distinguished officials whose presence with their families and retainers lent luster to the ancient capital [of Baltimore], none are more indelibly impressed upon the history of the Province than the early Dorsey brothers, sons of Edward Darcy who received his first warrant for land from the Lord Proprietary in the year 1650.

"In that year Edward Darcy, the original progenitor of the Hockley branch of the Dorseys of Maryland, received another grant for land adjoining his original warrant, the latter patented in connection with Captain John Norwood.

"These lands were in the year 1667 assigned to George Yate, Edward Darcy having in 1661 been granted a valuable estate in that part of St. Mary's County which in 1663 became a part of the newly erected County of Calvert. This was Teobush Manning patented to Edward Darcy and Thomas Manning, as shown in the Land Warrants, but incorrectly entered in Lord Baltimore's Rent Rolls for Calvert County, as belonging to 'Edward Darby.'

"Hockley-in-the-Hole, originally taken up by Edward Darcy, was in 1664 patented to his sons Edward, Joshua and John, the original patent bearing date August 20, 1664, being still in the possession of the present owner of Hockley, Miss Anne Elizabeth Dorsey, lineal descendant of all three of the original patentees. In the year 1681 'Edward Dorsey, Gent. of Ann Arundell County, Son and heir of Edward Dorsey late of said County deceased' assigned his right to his brother John. The parchment document granting Hockley to the three Dorsey brothers bears the autograph of Charles, third Lord Baltimore, and was given under the Great Seal of the Province."

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From The Founders of Anne Arundel and Howard Counties, Maryland, p. 30:

"South-side Severn settlements were increased in 1662. Matthew Howard, who had come up from Lower Norfolk, Virginia, in 1650, with his neighbor and relative, Edward Lloyd, had died before 1659, but his five sons now came. They were Captain Cornelius Howard, of 'Howard's Heirship and Chance'; Samuel Howard, of 'Howard's Hope'; John Howard, of 'Howard's Interest'' all adjoining near Round Bay. Philip and Matthew were on North Severn. In 1664, the three sons of Edward Dorsey, the immigrant of 1650--relatives of the Howards--took up and patented their father's survey of 'Hockley-in-the-Hole.' They were Colonel Edward Dorsey, Joshua and Hon. John Dorsey, prominent leaders in political movements and representatives in legislative measures."

Ibid., pp. 55-56:

"In the Land Office of Annapolis, may be seen the following warrant, which explains itself:

"'Warrant MDCL, granted to Edward Dorsey, of Anne Arundel Co., for 200 acres of land, which he assigns as followeth; as also 200 acres more, part of a warrant for 400 acres, granted John Norwood and the said Dorsey, dated XXIII of Feb., MDCLI. Know all men by these presents that I, Edward Dorsey, of the County of Anne Arundel, boatwright, have granted, bargained and sold, for a valuable consideration, already received, all my right, title, interest of and in a warrant for 200 acres, bearing date 1650, and also 200 acres more, being half of a warrant of 400 acres--the one half belonging to Captain Norwood, bearing date, 1651, both of which assigned to George Yate.--Edward Dorsey, Sealed.'

"Signed in the presence of Cornelius Howard, John Howard, Oct. 22nd, MDCLXVII, (1667).

"That same year the same Edward Dorsey assigned to Cornelius Howard, his right for land for transporting seven persons into the province. Edward Dorsey and Thomas Manning held a certificate from Thomas Marsh, for 600 acres adjoining Captain Norwood. 'Norwood's Fancy,' held by Captain Norwood, was near Round Bay. 'Dorsey,' held by Edward Dorsey, gave the name to 'Dorsey's Creek,' upon which was located Thomas Gates, whose will of 1659, reads: 'I give to Michael Bellott and John Holloway my plantation. I desire that they give to Edward Dorsey's children free outlet to the woods and spring as formally I have given them.'"

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Ibid., p. 56:

"The following record is taken from 'Our Early Settlers.'--A list of our early arrivels up to 1680.

"'Robert Bullen demands lands for bringing over a number of passengers, amongst whom was Edward Dorsey, in 1661.'

"The same record adds, 'Aug. 25th, 1664, patented to him, John and Joshua Dorsey, a plantation called "Hockley-in-the-Hole," four hundred acres.'

"In 1683, this land was resurveyed for John Dorsey, and found to contain 843 acres. 400 acres first surveyed being old rents remaining new, whole now in the possession of Caleb Dorsey.

"Such is the record of 'Hockley' upon our Rent Rolls, at Annapolis."

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Ibid., p. 11:
[Around 1650] Nicholas Wyatt surveyed 'Wyatt's Harbor' and 'Wyatt's Hills,' upon which 'Belvoir' now stands, just south of, and in sight of Round Bay. Adjoining it was Thomas Gates, upon 'Dorsey's Creek,' near 'Dorsey,' taken up by the first Edward Dorsey, in partnership with Captain John Norwood."

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From http://genforum.genealogy.com/norwood/messages/1247.html:

From Lee Garlock:

Edward DORSEY/D'ARCY died in 1659 in Chesapeake Bay, off Kent Island MD. He was born in England. Was in Lower Norfolk Co VA by 1642, when Cornelius Lloyd claimed land for transporting him to the colony.

From Anne Arundel Gentry:
1642 - He bought 200 acres in Elizabeth River Parish; bought cattle there (3 head of cattle from John Browne of the Elizabeth River District of Lower Norfolk Co. [Lower Norfolk County Recrds, Book A, part III, page 36, source cited in Maryland Genealogies.]

From Maryland Genealogies, p. 387: Cites proof that Cornelius Lloyd used Edward Dorsey's headright as early as December 15, 1642.

Anne Arundel Gentry:
October 1649 - Witnessed by mark E.D. a quit-claim deed to Virginia land executed by Thomas Tod (Todd) in favor of James Allard, Abraham Parrott and Alexander Hall.. This deed he signed Edward E D Dorsey [Lower Norfolk County Records, Book B, page 134, source cited in Maryland Genealogies . All this suggests that Edward Dorsey was in Virginia for the seven years between the 1642 purchase from Browne and the 1649 quit claim.]

November 1650 - Edward Darcy granted a warrant for 200 acres of land and another 200 acres in 1651, half of a warrant for 400 acres he shared with John Norwood (Patents 11/folio 98)

1658 - Robert Clarkson, a Quaker convert, states in a letter of Ann Dorsey and her husband, both Converts (to Quakerism), Ann had abundant grace, but he doubted that her husband would stick to the faith. According to Newman, a letter of Thomas Hart dated 28 of the 2nd inst 1658 London, in which is embodied a letter of Robert Clarkson dtd. 14 of ye 11 mo. 1657 (which would be February) "..& likewise Ann Dorsey in a more larger measure, hir husband I hope abideth faithfull in his measure.."

1659 - Edward drowned off Kent Island. In Anne Arundel Court on 2 Aug. 1659, one
Thomas Hinson petitioned "for compensation for having taken up the boate wherein Edward Darcy and some otheres were drowned neare the Isle of Kent, being desyred by the said Darcy Overseer to take up the same which he did deliuery the same Boate to the chiefe in Authority. . . ." So unsure if the Edward mentioned above may be his son from Prov. Ct. Rec. S.I. f.282 "Att a Court hoden in Anarundel County on tuesday August 2nd 1659: Whereas Thomas Hinson hath petitioned this Court, Shewing that hee hauing taken up the Boate wherein Edward Doarcy & some others drowned, neare the Isle of Kent, being desyred by the sd Darcys overseer to take up the same, wch he did, delivering the same Boate to the chiefe in Authority taking a discharge upon the deliuery of same attAnarundell & now by his Petn craving for his paynes taking therein, as the Court now sitting shall adjudege him. It is ordered that the sd. Thomas Hinson have one hundd pounds of Tob. payd him for the sd paynes and Care, by those (Whoever they bee) that possesse & enjoy the sd Boate." [Maryland Archives, Vo. 4, p. 314]

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From http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=adgedge&id=I41174:

! Birth: (1d,e) Edward DORSEY was claimed by some as being descended from Sir Norman D'ARCIE cousin of William the Conqueror, and from the Lord D'ARCY family of Hornby Castle. DNA evidence has proven that theory to be incorrect, showing that Edward DORSEY is not related to those families. (1f) The latest DNA results would indicate a likely Irish origin for Edward DORSEY. (2) 1619. England.

Marriage to Ann __: (1a) Ann DORSEY and "hir husband" [not named] mentioned in a 1658 letter. Edward DORSEY was the only DORSEY in Anne Arundel Co., MD at that time who was married. (1b) Some researchers have inaccurately listed her as Ann, daughter of Matthew HOWARD. While Matthew HOWARD did have a daughter named Ann, there is record of her husband being James GRENEFFE, who mentions wife Ann, "brother John HOWARD" and "brother Samuel HOWARD" in his will. (1c) She may have been the daughter of Humphrey BACHE of London, and the aunt of Elizabeth HARRIS, of Quaker fame. (2) Bef. 1646. England.

Death: (1g) Drowned near the Isle of Kent in 1659. (2) 2 Aug 1659. Near Isle of Kent, Anne Arundel Co., MD.

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From http://www.eskimo.com/~bgudgel/gudgarc1 :

36. Edward DORSEY24 was born before 1620 in England.20 He is believed to have been the son of Thomas D'Arcy. He immigrated in 1642 to State of Virginia.25 Edward Darcy/Dorsey lived several years in Virginia. On December 15, 1642, Cornelius Lloyd received a grant of land for bringing 60 persons into the colony of Virginia. Among those named was Edw: _orsey, the first letter of the last name is obliterated. (Minute Book, f 160) (New Eng Hist Gen Vol 47, f 63). On October 7, 1646, Thomas Brown was given 240 acres in Lower Norfolk County due by assignment of the right of 5 persons transported by Cornelius Lloyd, among them Edward Dorsey. (Patents 2, State of Virginia f. 113). He died on Aug 2 1659 in Chesapeake Bay.20 Edward Dorsey drowned in Chesapeake Bay, off the Isle of Kent, Maryland. A petition in the Court records from Prov. Ct. Rec. S.I. f.282 the following: "At a Court holden in Anarundel County on Tuesday August 2nd, 1659: Whereas Thomas Hinson hath petitioned this Court, Showing the hee having taken up the Boate wherein Edward Doarcy and some others drowned, near the Isle of Kent, being desyred by the said Darcy's Overseer to take up the same, which he did, delivering the same Boate to the chiefe in Authority taking a discharge upon the Anarundell and now by his Petition craving for his paynes taken therein, as the Court now sitting shall adjudge him. It is ordered that the said Thomas Hinson have one hundred pounds of Tobacco payd him for the said paynes and Care, by those (Whoever they be) that possesse and enjoy the sd Boate." Edward Dorsey, the immigrant, was gentleman and settler, first in Virginia and later in Anne Arundel County, Maryland. At a County Court held on November 3, 1645, at the home of William Shipp, it was recorded tat John Browne of Elizabeth River in the County of Lower Norfolk, VA, planter, had on the 11th of February, 1642 sold unto Edward Darsey of the county aforesaid, planter, three head of Cattle (Vixt) one Cowe aged about seaven yeares of a brinded coulor and marked with a cropp on the right eare and the left eare whole, and a steare of a color as aforesaid aged about one yeare and a halfe and marked with a cropp on the left eare and the right eare slitt allsoe, one heifar calfe brinded as aforesaid aged about three quarters of a yeare and marked with a cropp on both eares and a slitt in one and doe by these presents give graunt, bargaine and sell unto the said Edward Darsey his heirs and ecut(rs) administrator and assignes for ever for a valuable consideration pt in hand paid. Dated the 11th of February, 1642. (Minute Book A.f. 293, Lower Norfolk Co., Portsmouth, VA.) By 1650 Edward Darcy was in Anne Arundel County, Maryland where he was granted a warrent for 200 acres of land and another 200 acres in 1651, half warrent for 400 acres he purchased in partnership with John Norwood. (Patents 11; folio 98). In April 1657 Edward Darcy, (he refers to himself in this document as a "boatwright of Anne Arundel County"), sold to George Yate 200 acres granted to him in November of 1650 and half a warrent of 40 acres granted to himself and Capt. Norwood in February, 1651. In August 1668, Yates re-assigned to Edward Dorsey (son of Edward) 68 acres of above tract and later in the year assigned 60 additional acres called "Darsy." Edward bought 300 acres of land in 1655 from Thomas Marsh or March. By 1658 Edward Dorsey had land in the Province of Maryland. On February 27, 1658, Ensign Thomas Gates, who transported himself into the Province in 1649 was granted a parcell of land called "Gatenby" lying on the west side of the Chesapeake Bay, on the south side of the Severn River and north side of Darcy's Creek. In the will of Thomas Gates made May 2, 1659 he indicates that the Dorsey family was living on a nearby tract of land and desired and willed that his heirs "shall give to Edward Darcey's children a free outlet to the woods and also to the spring an inlet for their cattle as formerly they had in my time (Wills 1, f.105). Due to failure to obtain patents, carelessness of clerks and fire which destoyed early records at Annapolis, it has become virtually impossible to locate the land of Edward Darcy/Dorsey. (Arch of Md, 111, f 250) Descriptions of surveys which were recorded after the fire of 1706, however, show that Thomas Todd was located on the south side of the Severn River between Todd's Creek (later Spa Creek) and Deep Cove Creek which was known as Darcy's Creek in the 1658 surveys. The name of the creek was later changed to Sprigg's Creek, then to Graveyard Creek and finally to College Creek. Information regarding the names of these creeks was furnished by Mr. Trader of the Land Commissioner's Office, Annapolis, Md. To the west and north across Darcy's Creek, which no doubt bears the name of the immigrant, were the tracts taken up by Edward Dorsey and Capt. John Norwood, with the land of Nicholas Wyatt lying between them. Farther up the Severn River near Marshes Creek, later called Hockley Creek, was the land taken up by Matthew Howard. Adjoining this land on the south was the tract called "Wyatt", laid out for Nicholas Wyatt. Nearby was Hockley-in-ye-Hole, taken up by Edward Dorsey and later patented by his three sons, Edward, Joshua, and John Dorsey. The date of the original grant for "Hockley" in ye Hole" (Hole being Old English for Valley) was 1664 and wassigned and sealed by Charles, third Lord Baltimore. That grant was in possession of a descendant having been handed down with the land to the eighth generation. He was married to Ann ---- before 1648.20,26 In 1658 the Quakers came into Maryland spreading their religion among the settlers, claiming as converts, Nicholas Wyatt, Edward Dorsey and Ann, his wife and many others. A letter written by Robert Clarkson, a Quaker convert, to Elizabeth Harris, then in England shows that the Dorseys did embrace the faith. He writes that Ann Dorsey had abundant grace, but he seemed doubtful that her husband would stick to the faith. (MD Hist Mag XXXII, 47). "Quakers in the Founding of Anne Arundel County, Maryland" states that, "Ann and Edward Dorsey, mentioned by Clarkson as 'convinced Quakers' were founders of the Dorsey family of Maryland. Their sons were Edward, Joshua, and John. Edward Dorsey's land, 'Dorsey' was on Dorsey, now College, Creek. He surveyed 'Hockley in Ye Hole,' which was granted to his three sons on January 27, 1663 (Patents, Liber 7 f.378) after his death by drowning. (Dorsey Book)" The list of those convinced of the truth of Quakerism includes, "founding settlers and leading citizens of the county, and some were of armorial families. The list constitutes a high tribute to the labors of Elizabeth Harris, Maryland's first Publisher of Truth." There was an apparent attempt to restrict the activities of Friends in the Province of Maryland. Sometime around 1658 Edward Dorsey took up a tract of land containing 400 acres, lying in Anne Arundel County on the south side of the Severn River and or a branch of Broad Creek. This tract was later patented by his three sons. See Patents 7, f.378.

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From http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~paxson/southern/dorsey.html:

"Most of the older Dorsey genealogies assume that our immigrant Edward is descended from the Norman D'Arcy family. I must confess to jumping on that bandwagon myself. But new genetic research tosses this out the window. A Dorsey family DNA project that started in 2002 has resulted in an excellent web page <http://www.contexo.info/DorseyDNA/LineageI.htm> that points strongly to an Irish branch of the family that has had no "paper trail" documenting a link to our Maryland emigrant, Edward Dorsey. The Irish cousins date from the nineteenth century, so there must be an older common ancestor from the early seventeenth century, or still farther back. The Anglo-Norman D'Arcy/Dorsey men who have participated in a DNA project are clearly of a quite different genetic stock from Edward and the Irish cousins. My thanks to Rick Saunders, who brought this to my attention. As he explains, "If you go to the Results page <http://www.contexo.info/DorseyDNA/Results800.htm> you can compare the lines of Edward DORSEY, and the French-Norman DARCY line more readily. Not only are the results not close, but their haplotypes (R1b and E3b) are different."[1]

"Of the seven references in sixteenth and seventeenth century British records to Edward Dorsey (with nearly as many spellings), the only one that is at all likely to be our ancestor is No. 16 in the Exchequer Record of the King's Remembrancer: "Edward Darcie -- lycensed April 18th 1632, aged thirteen, to go with his master Richard Gips to Berghen." Translated, this means the young teenager had permission to leave England with Richard Gips, or GIBBS, either as an apprentice, servant, or ward, probably to Bergen op Zoom in the Netherlands. It was easier to get a license to go to Europe than to the new world. It would be relatively easy to travel from the Netherlands to Virginia, perhaps by way of Barbados.[2] However, there is as yet no proof that this is our man. I am unaware of any research of Irish records of the period, looking for an Edward Dorsey.

"One way or another, Edward Dorsey1 managed to emigrate from the British Isles (exactly where, Ireland or England, is unclear) to Virginia. Perhaps he came via by a circuitous route through The Netherlands, or more possibly, he was transported by Cornelius LLOYD (see below). So far I have found no record of when he married his wife, Ann. A common assumption is that she was Ann BACHE, since Ann Do?y was mentioned in the 1662 will of her brother Humphrey Bache, a Londoner who became a Quaker. Humphrey's daughter Elizabeth married William HARRIS in 1649 in St. Mary's Abchurch.[3] Elizabeth Harris became a well-travelled and well-known Friends minister. However, a direct descendant named Edward Dorsey has examined the probate record of Humphrey Bache. He concludes: "The reference to his sister Anne lists her last name as Do?y where the "?" could be a "u" or "n" (quill pens were not reliable) -- but, comparing the letter to others in the document, I can't see how it could be much else."[3a] While misspellings and mis-translations were not uncommon in probate records it seems a bit of stretch to get Dorsey from Douy or Dony.

"In May 1638 another pair of our ancestors, Matthew HOWARD <../southern/howard.html> and his wife Ann, were granted land in Lower Norfolk County, Virginia, on the western branch of the Elizabeth River, south of Broad Creek. In the immediate vacinity were grants to Robert TAYLOR, Edward LLOYD, Richard OWEN, and Cornelius LLOYD. The year before, Matthew Howard had with him "two persons unnamed", one of whom might have been 17- or 18-year old Edward Dorsey. Although a male could own land at the age of 16, obviously Edward did not. In fact, throughout his life he seemed to be curiously careless about registering his land. This may have been because an oath was required, and he may have early felt a scruple against swearing that would eventually find full fruition in the Quaker testimony. It is suggested that young Edward was in Virginia by 1636, or even as early as 1635, and he stayed near Richard Owen and John Howard.[4] For three generations these families stayed together and intermarried.

"There is a 1642 contract for Edward's purchase of three cattle (a cow, steer, and calf), with descriptions of each animal, indicating that he had some disposable wealth and was not indentured. When the County Court met 15 December 1645, at the house of William SHIPP, it ordered Thomas TOD to pay Edward "Darcy" and Thomas HALL forty pounds of tobacco apiece "for theire tyme and charge in attendance of the Court for two days." On 10 December 1649 Edward witnessed a quit-claim deed executed by Thomas Tod; his signature reads "E D: Dorsy".[5]

"References to Edward Dorsey, with a variety of spellings, are found in the land records of Lower Norfolk County, Virginia, between 1642 and 1648. On 7 October 1646 Thomas BROWN was given 240 acres in Lower Norfolk County due by assignment of the rights of five persons transported by Cornelius LLOYD, including Edward Dorsey. On 15 December 1642 Cornelius Lloyd received a grant of land for bringing sixty people to the colony, including "Edw:_orsey" -- the first letter is illegible. Edward bought 200 acres in Lower Norfolk County on "a neck of land upon the south turning" of the Elizabeth River. The boundaries were further delimited: going "east upon a creek, and south upon a creek, and north into the woods". Dorsey's tract was on the point of land at the foot of present day Chestnut Street, and on it in the 1930s were the ruins of an old Marine Hospital. The land lies on Ferry Point and was once offered to the fledgling United States as a site for its capital. Dorsey styled himself a "boatwright" (i.e. involved in naval stores, perhaps, rather than actually building ships) and was probably in business with and for his near neighbor, Thomas TOD.[6]

"Apparently a number of settlers in Lower Norfolk County were not members of the established church, but were a variety of dissenters or nonconformists; some were Puritans. A ten-year controversy had raged between Governor BERKELEY and the more vocal Puritans that was both political and religious. When a few Roman Catholics immigrated into the colony in 1642 Berkeley saw his chance. The colony decreed that no "popish recusants" could hold any office. It also decreed that anyone holding office and refusing to take the "oath of allegiance and supremacy" should be dismissed from office and fined 1,000 pounds of tobacco. The following year it was enacted that all ministers must be conformed to the Church of England, and any nonconformists should be compelled to leave the colony.[7]

"Meanwhile farther up the Chesapeake Bay in 1637, Maryland forces had taken over Kent Island, which had originally been an outpost of Virginia. Lord Baltimore gave the settlers full civil and religious rights. In 1648 he specifically invited disgruntled dissenters to move from Virginia to his colony. He appointed the Virginia Protestant, William STONE, (apparently no relation to our William Stone) as his governor. Baltimore patronized the newly settled Protestants, who quickly moved into important political posts in both local and provincial government.[8]


"The lack of freedom of religion in Virginia, coupled with an invitation to move north, led between 400 and 600 settlers to migrate to Maryland, mostly to Anne Arundel and Calvert Counties. The larger group of immigrants, whose religious affiliations are not known, included Edward Dorsey, John NORWOOD <../southern/norwood.html>, Matthew HOWARD <../southern/howard.html>, Thomas TODD, and Nicholas WYATT and their families who settled in and around Annapolis. They had owned land near each other in Lower Norfolk County, Virginia, and soon acquired tracts near each other along the Severn River in Maryland; their children and grandchildren intermarried. However, 15 November 1652 Edward and four others returned to Virginia where Francis FLEETWOOD got a grant of land for their transportation.[9] They soon returned to Maryland.

"In November 1650 Edward Dorsey was granted a warrant for 200 acres in Maryland, and in 1651 for another 200 acres. Lord Baltimore had instituted the English practice of granting and patenting tracts of land under proper names. Acreages named "Norwood", "Howard", "Todd", and "Wyatt" were laid out for other members of the group, with their locations specified in the records. Unfortunately, the location of Dorsey's land was not specified. Before 1655 Edward Dorsey, together with Thomas MANNING bought 600 acre "Theobush Manning" on the west side of Chesapeake Bay, south of Norwood's, north of the Bay. Perhaps because it was incorrectly entered on Lord Baltimore's Rent Rolls as belonging to Edward "Darby", the patent was not issued until 1661. Whenever he acquired it, eventually Edward Dorsey owned land that is now occupied by part of the Naval Academy and Bloomsbury Square in Annapolis.[10]

"In 1655 or 1556 Elizabeth (Bache) HARRIS, a British Friend, came to Maryland and found a receptive audience among the community of dissenters settled along the Severn and Patuxent Rivers, and among the unchurched folks on Kent Island. Many who heard her and worshipped with her were convicted inwardly and convinced of the Truth Friends proclaimed. She was followed in 1657-1658 by Josiah COALE from Bristol, Thomas THURSTON from Gloucestershire, and Thomas CHAPMAN. Among the new Friends in Maryland were Thomas MEARS, Nicholas WYATT, Edward and Ann DORSEY, Robert CLARKSON and his wife, John BALDWIN, Henry CAPLIN, Charles BALYE, Elizabeth BEASLEY, William FULLER, William DURAND, Thomas and William COLE, Henry WOOLCHURCH, and others.[11]

"A letter from Robert CLARKSON, member of the House of Burgesses from Anne Arundel County, to Elizabeth HARRIS, back in England, summarized Elizabeth's work and reported on the condition of local Friends:[12]

'Elizabeth Harris, Dear Heart, I salute thee in the tender love of the Father, which moved thee toward us and I do own thee to have been a minister by the will of God to bear the outward testimony to the inward word of truth in me and others. Of which word of life God hath made my wife a partaker with me and hath established our hearts in His fear, and likewise Ann Dorsey in a more large measure; her husband I hope abides faithful . . .

'We have disposed of the most part of the books which were sent, so that all parts where there are Friends are furnished and every one that desires may have benefit of them; at Herring Creek, Rhoad River, South River, all about Severn, the Brand Neck, and thereabouts the Seven Mountains and Kent. . . . '

"Echoing the political events in England, there had been a coup in Maryland against Lord Baltimore in 1654. But many dissenters, especially in Anne Arundel and Calvert Counties, and on Kent Island, were more loyal to Baltimore than to the new Puritan regime. William FULLER, acting governor after 1654, was convinced upon hearing Elizabeth HARRIS, and became a Friend. By 1658 definitely five, and perhaps as many as eleven of the 24 commissioners had become Quakers. Others had close ties with Friends.[13]

"Then Edward Dorsey was drowned with several other people off the Isle of Kent. On 2 August 1659 the Court paid Thomas HINSON 100 pounds of tobacco for raising the boat in which they had drowned, as desired by Dorsey's overseer. But was this our ancestor? Although the Dorsey family historians assume it was, genealogist Caroline BULKLEY thinks it was some other person with the same name. She discovered a 1667 deed referring to Edward Dorsey, boatwright, a designation never used by his son. Descendant Ed Dorsey, who examined the bill of sale, notes that "the seller declares himself to BE Edward Dorsey but did not use the word 'said' that was typically used when repeating a previous reference (to the purchaser). So we have to conclude that it really was the immigrant OR it was his son (after all they really were both Edward Dorsey). He does not specify that he is heir which he did with later documents. So either the immigrant was the seller OR, more likely, his son impersonated him." Another "curious case was the sale, again by the son, in 1664 of other property owned by his father which he just didn't get around to recording until November of 1670 (six years?). He then calls himself heir of the 'late' Edward Dorsey. So it appears to me that the immigrant was alive in 1667 but had died by November 1670."[13a] More conclusive, perhaps, was a reference by Edward Jr. to land "my father Edward Dorsey [had] from Thomas MARSH in 1661". Edward Jr. stated that his father was living in 1667, but by the time Edward Jr. transferred "Hockley-in-the-Hole" to his brother John in 1681, their father was dead. Edward Dorsey, either father or son, appraised the estate of Thomas TODD 12 May 1677.[14] Thomas was the old companion from Virginia with whom the elder Dorsey had worked on ships.

"The Dorsey family chroniclers found no further records of Ann Dorsey. They assumed she returned to Virginia. I assume she remained in Maryland near her children. Unfortunately the West River Friends minutes do not begin until 1671. Family historian Ed Dorsey thinks she went back to England with the immigrant Edward Dorsey.[15]
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From http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=adgedge&id=I41174:

(1) Some researchers have attributed a daughter to Edward DORSEY a daughter Ann who married Nicholas GREENBERRY. There is no evidence that Edward DORSEY had a daughter named Ann. While Nicholas GREENBERRY's wife was named Ann, she could not have been a daughter of Edward DORSEY. Nicholas GREENBERRY did not emigrate from England to Maryland until 1674, at which time he arrived with his wife and two children. (Maryland Patent Liber 18 (Vol. 21):160 FHL microfilm 0,013,071.) Land was claimed in 1674 for Nicholas GREENBERRY, wife, and two children (not named) who were on the ship "Constant Friendship." His wife could not have been the daughter of Edward DORSEY, who had been living in the colonies for over 25 years.


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From http://genforum.genealogy.com/norwood/messages/1247.html:

April 1667 - Edward Darcy, of the County of Anne Arundell, boatwright, sold to George Yate 200 acres granted to Darcy in Nov 1650 and half a warrant of four hundred acres granted to him and Capt. Norwood in Feb. 1651. In Aug 1668, Yates reassigned to Dorsey 68 acres of above tract and later in the year assigned 60 more acres called "Darsy." Edward bought 300 acres of land in 1655 from Thomas Marsh/March. His son Edward sold this tract Nov 6, 1670 to Thomas Manniage of the Cliffs.

A question arises as to whether the Edward Darcy who signed the paper in 1667 was the Edward Darcy who bought and sold land in the 1650s. Caroline Kemper assumes that it is the same person and that a different, unrelated Edward Dorsey died in a boating accident in 1659. Other historians think that Edward Dorsey one bought and sold the property in the 1650s but that his son signed the papers in the 1670s.

From Maryland Genealogies, "The Identity of Edward Dorsey I," by Caroline Kemper Bulkley, 1938, pp. 398-399:

The record in the Land Office (Liber II, [Margin Liber G G] (98)) reads: '(125) Edward Dorsey assigns to George Yate 400 acres: Warrant XI November M.D.C.L. (1650); to Edward Dorsey for 200 acres of land the which he assigned away as followeth; as also 200 acres more part of a warrant for 400 acres granted John Norwood and Edward Dorsey dated xxiiij February MDCLi (1651); said Dorsey of County of Ann [sic] Arundell, Boatwright, consideration already received, all my right, title, interest, claim and demand of an--in a warrant for 200 acres of land bearing date sixteen hundred and fifty [so written out] and also to 200 acres more being the one half of a warrant for 400 acres, the one half belong to Capt. Norwood bearing date one thousand six hundred fifty one unto George Yate, etc.'"

The date of this assignment, duly signed and sealed, is April 23, 1667, and the witness is John Howard, eldest son of the Virginia Matthew and Ann Howard. A year later (August 24, 1668) there is a deed filed from Yate to Dorsey for sixty-eight acres of the above "Dorsey" tract. In the same year one James Connoway assigned back the "right for 1000 acres" to George Yate, who transfers sixty acres to "Darsy." . . . .

It is contended that the Edward Dorsey who signed the records of 1667-1668 may have been the son Edward. This is highly improbable, since Edward Dorsey the younger could not have had land in his own rights from warrants cited of 1650 and 1651, nor did he ever name himself as "boatwright" in the documents known to bear his signature.

Those who deny that the record quoted was signed by Edward Dorsey, Senior, argue from the story many times repeated that he was drowned in 1659. No evidence has ever been produced to prove this: there is an authentic record of an Edward Dorsey who was drowned, but who the person was, or whether the name may be mistakenly recorded cannot be determined.

It is clear that the signer of the 1667-1668 deeds was the father Edward Dorsey, and as further testimony that he was alive after 1659 is a document assigning land--the Bush-Manning tract-- bought by "My father Edward Dorsey from Thomas Marsh in 1661." This same land is later confirmed to Manning in a warrant and power of attorney to Sheriff Stockett from Colonel Edward Dorsey, the son, giving these facts.

Noted events in his life were:

• Transported: to Virginia by Cornelius Lloyd, Bef 15 Dec 1642. 15 From http://freepages.family.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~rawl/corneliuslloyd.html:
"On December 15, 1642, Cornelius Lloyd received a grant of land for bringing 60 persons into the colony. Among the list of names was that of Edw: _orsey, the first letter of the name obliterated. (Minute book A, f. 160, Lower Norfolk Co., Portmouth, Va.) (New Eng. Hist. Gen. Reg. Vol. 47, f 63)"

• Purchased: 200 acres on 'a neck of land upon the south turning' of the Elizabeth River, 1642, Lower Norfolk Co., Virginia, (United States).

• Bought: 3 head of cattle from John Browne, 1642, Elizabeth River District, Lower Norfolk Co., Virginia, (United States).

• Occupation: Boatwright, Lower Norfolk Co., Virginia, United States.

• Purchased: 200 acres from Robert Taylor, 20 Oct 1649, Elizabeth River District, Lower Norfolk Co., Virginia, (United States). 16 This land is described by a deed dated 19 October 1647 recorded 31 Oct 1649: William Julian selling 200 acres of land to Robert Taylor of Elizabeth River, Planter, which is part of a patent of 500 Acres as being a Neck of land upon the south turning of ye Said River, East upon a creeke and South upon upon a creek north into ye woods as is bounded in the patent bearing date 22 July 1634, witnesss: Abraham Weekes and William Hancock.

• Witness: Quit-claim deed executed by Thomas Tod (Todd), Oct 1649, Virginia, (United States). 16 Edward signed his name Edward E D Dorsey.

• Relocated: From Virginia to Maryland, 1649, Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, United States. Edward Dorsey was among the first settlers of Anne Arundel Co. in 1649, coming from Lower Norfolk Co.,VA with other Puritans and Independents.

• Occupation: Boatwright, Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, United States.

• Was granted: a warrant for 200 acres from the Lord Proprietary, Nov 1650, Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, (United States). This land, plus the 200 acres added to it in 1651, may have eventually been acquired by Edward Darcy's three sons Edward, Joshua and John on 20 August 1664 and named "Hockley-in-the-Hole."

From http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mdannear/firstfam/dorsey/index.htm:
"Edward Darcy granted in November 1650 a warrant for 200 acres of land. & another 200 acres in 1651, half of a warrant for 400 acres he shared with John Norwood (Patents 11/folio 98)."

• Was granted: an additional 200 acres adjoining the original warrant, 23 Feb 1651, Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, (United States). This was half a warrant of 400 acres. The other 200 acres were granted to Captain John Norwood.

• Purchased: "Bush Manning," 600 acres on the west side of Chesapeake Bay, south of Norwood's, in partnership with Thomas Manning, from Thomas Marsh, Bef 1655, St. Mary's Co., Maryland, (United States). The patent for this land was not issued until 1661. The land is now occupied by part of the Naval Academy and Bloomsbury Square in Annapolis. It is called variously "Theobush Manning" and "Bush-Manning."

• Purchased: 300 acres from Thomas Marsh/March, 1655, <Anne Arundel>, Maryland, (United States).

• Converted: to Quakerism, Abt 1657. He and his wife, Ann, converted, along with many other dissenters along the Severn and Patuxent, after Elizabeth (Bache) Harris came to Maryland in 1655 or 1656. She was followed by Josiah Coale from Bristol, Thomas Thurston from Gloucestershire and Thomas Chapman in 1657 and 1658.

• Acquired: 400 acres on the south side of the Severn, possibly on a branch of Broad Creek, Abt 1658, Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, (United States).

• Patented: "Bush Manning", 1661. If this is the Edward Dorsey who patented Theobush Manning with Thomas Manning in 1661, he did not die in the Kent Island shipwreck on 2 August 1659. Further, there is a document from his son Edward assigning this tract bought by "My father Edward Dorsey from Thomas Marsh in 1661."

This land was purchased from Thomas Marsh before 1655, but patented in 1661. It comprised at least 600 acres on the west side of Chesapeake Bay, south of Norwood's. The land is now occupied by part of the Naval Academy and Bloomsbury Square in Annapolis. It is called variously "Theobush Manning" and "Bush-Manning."

• Assigned: his right to land to Cornelius Howard for transporting seven persons into the Province, 1667. This land transfer may have been done by his son Major Edward Dorsey if this Edward Darcy was already deceased. (He may have died after this date.)

• Sold: 200 acres granted to him in November 1650 and 200 acres from February 1651 to George Yate, Apr 1667, Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, (United States).

• Bought back: 68 acres of the land he sold to George Yate in April 1667, Aug 1668, Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, (United States).

• Bought: 60 more acres called "Darsy" from George Yate, Abt Sep 1668, Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, (United States).

Edward married Ann about 1638 in <Virginia, (United States)>. Ann was born about 1609 and died on 21 Jan 1690 in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, (United States)17 about age 81.

Research Notes: Not to be confused with Ann Howard, daughter of Matthew Howard and Anne Hall, as the dates make such a relationship impossible.

From http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=adgedge&id=I41174:

Some researchers have inaccurately listed her as Ann, daughter of Matthew HOWARD. While Matthew HOWARD did have a daughter named Ann, there is record of her husband being James GRENEFFE, who mentions wife Ann, "brother John HOWARD" and "brother Samuel HOWARD" in his will. (1c) She may have been the daughter of Humphrey BACHE of London, and the aunt of Elizabeth HARRIS, of Quaker fame. (2) Bef. 1646. England.

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From http://www.eskimo.com/~bgudgel/gudgarc1 :

37. Ann ---- was Quaker in 1658 in State of Virginia.27 A letter from 1658 "for Elizabeth Harris signifieing, a good fruite of hir labours there for the Lord, wch heare ensueth:" Elizabeth Harris, Deare hearte; I salute thee in ye tender love of the father wch mooved in thee towards ye goode of god in us wch had longe leynn hid and bin made a pray upon by the dragon (who) first made ware with ye lambes and by his subteleties overcame but when ye apoynted time of the father was come he fulfiled the good word of his grace wch he spake by his sperit concereining his sonn, yt he would not leave his soule in grave nor suffer his holy one to see corruption it being impossible yet he could be houlden under of deth but by the powre of his resurreccion in mee, hee hath brocken those bonds and hath manifested that blessed life in his son whome hee hath raysed from the ded, wherein the second deth has no powre..." The writer of the letter goes on ..."God hath made my wife partakers with mee and haith established our heartes in his feare, & likewise Ann Dorsey in a more larger measure, hir husband I hope abideth faithfull in his measure likewise." [P15] An (Ann) Dorcey had apparently been requested to "visett An James." [P16] "We read every particuler, thy letter & the rest of the letters from the others of our friends therein att ye reading where of the measures of God in us who were together then present who were Edward Dorcy & his wife..." Ann Dorsey, wife of Edward is thought to have outlived her husband, and to have returned to their former home in Virginia, for no further record is found of her in Maryland. It seems reasonable to suppose that their children were born in Virginia. Edward DORSEY and Ann ----


Noted events in her life were:

• Converted: to Quakerism, Abt 1658.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 17 M    i. Major Edward Dorsey, [Jr.] of "Dorsey" 8 9 11 13 18 19 20 21 22 was born about 1640 in <Lower Norfolk, Virginia>, (United States), died after 26 Oct 1704 in <Major's Choice>, Baltimore Co., Maryland, (United States), and was buried in <Major's Choice, Baltimore Co.>, Maryland, (United States).

+ 18 M    ii. Honorable Capt. John Dorsey, of "Hockley-in-the-Hole" 8 11 13 23 24 25 26 27 was born about 1645 in Lower Norfolk Co., Virginia, (United States) and died on 11 Mar 1715 in Baltimore Co., Maryland, (United States) about age 70.

+ 19 M    iii. Joshua Dorsey, of "Hockley" 28 29 was born about 1646 in Virginia, United States and died in 1688 in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, United States about age 42.

+ 20 F    iv. Ann Dorsey, [uncertain] 30 was born about 1649, died on 27 Apr 1698 in "Greenberry Point", Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, (United States) about age 49, and was buried in St. Anne's Episcopal Church, Annapolis, Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, (United States).

+ 21 F    v. Sarah Dorsey 31 was born about 1650 in Virginia, United States and died before Oct 1691 in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, (United States).

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17. Major Edward Dorsey, [Jr.] of "Dorsey" 8 9 11 13 18 19 20 21 22 (Edward, "the Colonist"16, Edward, [uncertain]15, Thomas, of Hornby, Yorkshire14, John, of Chiche, Essex13, Thomas12, Roger, of Danbury, Essex11, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex10, Robert, of Maldon, Essex9, Robert, of Malden, Essex8, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex7, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex, England6, Henry, of Little Malden, Essex, England5, Norman, of Little Malden, Essex4, Alexander, of Little Malden, Essex3, Michael, of Little Malden, Essex2, Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1) was born about 1640 in <Lower Norfolk, Virginia>, (United States), died after 26 Oct 1704 in <Major's Choice>, Baltimore Co., Maryland, (United States), and was buried in <Major's Choice, Baltimore Co.>, Maryland, (United States). Another name for Edward was Colonel Edward Dorsey of "Dorsey."

Birth Notes: Some sources have b. abt 1646 in Virginia

Death Notes: At the time of his death he was living on "Major's Choice," [now in Howard County?], Maryland.

Research Notes: Patented "Hockley-in-the-Hole" on the south side of the Severn with his brothers John and Joshua.

From Side-Lights on Maryland History, Vol. 2, pp. 87-91:

"Hockley-in-the-Hole, originally taken up by Edward Darcy, was in 1664 patented to his sons Edward, Joshua and John, the original patent bearing date August 20, 1664, being still in the possession of the present owner of Hockley, Miss Anne Elizabeth Dorsey, lineal descendant of all three of the original patentees. In the year 1681 'Edward Dorsey, Gent. of Ann Arundell County, Son and heir of Edward Dorsey late of said County deceased' assigned his right to his brother John. The parchment document granting Hockley to the three Dorsey brothers bears the autograph of Charles, third Lord Baltimore, and was given under the Great Seal of the Province.

"Major Edward Dorsey, later known as Colonel, Judge in the High Court of Chancery, and Keeper of the Great Seal, was active in military affairs, and was also a Gentleman Justice of Anne Arundel County. His house on Prince George's Street, Annapolis, was probably built when he disposed of his interest in Hockley to his youngest brother the 'Honorable John Dorsey.'

"Colonel Edward Dorsey's house in the ancient city was the largest mansion there when upon the removal of the capital from St. Mary's the seat of government was changed to what is now Annapolis, and so it became the home of the Royal Governor Sir Francis Nicholson, and the meeting place of the Assembly until permanent public buildings could be erected.

"...It was at the house on Prince George's Street that Major Edward Dorsey lived during the lifetime of his first wife, Sarah Wyatt, while the Honorable John Dorsey, captain of the Baltimore County militia in later years, took possession of Hockley, three miles from Annapolis, over which his wife, Madam Pleasance Ely, presided, of whom it has been noted--perhaps as a warning to her descendants, that her name was in no sense suggestive of her disposition.

"Certain it is that the amiable Sarah, wife of Major Edward Dorsey, died, after bearing six sons and two daughters to her liege lord, while 'Pleasance,' of austere memory, buried the 'Honorable John,' and was led a second time to the altar by Thomas Wainwright. Upon the death of Sarah Wyatt, his wife, Major Edward Dorsey keeper of the Great Seal, wooed and won young Margarey Larkin, who became the mother of four sons and one daughter.

"In the year 1692 Major Edward Dorsey was one of the committee appointed to read and inspect the laws of the Province, and a few years later we find him a commissioner in Chancery.

"He was one of the first to contribute to the fund for establishing free schools in Maryland, was a trustee of King William and Mary School, and was given authority to conduct the arrangements for the building of St. Anne's Church, of which he was a vestryman. On account of the inability to secure workmen he resigned the latter commission.

"Although referred to as Major in the Archives, the title of 'Colonel' is given Edward Dorsey in the settlement of his estate, indicating that he attained the higher military honor before his death.

"The inventory of Colonel Edward Dorsey's estate bears evidence of his manner of life, for the bequests of silver tankards and cordial cups, silver-hilted swords, chafing dish and other evidences of the convenience and elegancies, indicate that he kept up the dignity incident to a Provincial Justice and Keeper of the Great Seal and field officer of the Colonial troops in his county. His seal gold ring, which was left to his son, Edward, was probably the one used later by Edward and Joshua in sealing a joint deed. The impression of these seals has caused no little conuecture, because of the device and motto which must have belonged to a maternal line. The small shield has in the center a hand holding an upright unsheathed sword, with the motto 'An Por Peth' surrounding it. As both Breek scholars and those versed in old Gaelic have found this too hard a problem to solve, I give it as interesting study to the many who spring from the early Dorseys.

"...The Dorsey men have largely inclined to the law, and several of the descendants of the distinguished Judge of the High Court of Chancery, Major Edward Dorsey, have occupied seats on the Maryland bench..."

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From Genealogical and Memorial Encyclopedia of the State of Maryland, p. 610-611:

"In 1667, Edward Dorsey [Jr.] assigned to Cornelius Howard his right to land for transporting seven persons into the Province. 'Dorsey,' held by Edward Dorsey, gave the name to Dorsey's creek, upon which was located Thomas Gates, whose will of 1659 provided that 'Edward Dorsey's children shall have free outlet to the woods and spring, as formerly I have given them.' He therefore had children, although it is not known whether they followed him to the Province or traveled between the Province and England; but an early record read: 'Robert Bullen demands lands for bringing a number of passengers, amongst whom was Edward Dorsey, in 1661.' The record continues: 'August 24, 1664, patented to him (Edward Dorsey, Jr.) and to John and Joshua Dorsey, a plantation called "Hockley-in-the-Hole," originally 400 acres (later resurvey, 842 acres), near the site of Annapolis.' Edward Dorsey died prior to 1681, for on December 6th of that year, Edward Dorsey of Anne Arundel county, Gent., son of Edward Dorsey, late of said county, deceased, conveys his interest in 'Hockley-in-the-Hole' to his brother John Dorsey...

"Colonel Edward Dorsey, son of Edward Dorsey, the American ancestor, came to Maryland before 1664. He is doubtless the Edward Dorsey brought over by Robert Bullen in 1661; but whether this was his first trip across the sea is not known. He was a Justice for the County of Anne Arundel in 1679, again in 1686, and again in 1689; was styled 'Captain' in 1686, 'Major' in 1687; commissioned Major of Horse, of Anne Arundel county, September 4, 1689; Major of Anne Arundel county, October 9, 1694; was commissioned Associate Commissioner in Chancery, October 17, 1694; Burgess of Anne Arundel county in 1694, again in 1695, 1696, 1697, and for Baltimore county, 1701-1705. He was Commissioner, also Judge of High court of Chancery, March 2, 1695-96; and was styled 'Colonel' in 1702; was one of the committee in 1694 to lay out town lots and a common for Annapolis, Trustee of King William and Mary School in 1696, and a Commissioner for the erection of St. Anne's Church, Annapolis. The first session of the Legislature in Annapolis was held at the house of Major Edward Dorsey, commencing February 28, 1694-95. Prior to 1700, and after his marriage to his second wife, Margaret Larkin, Colonel Edward Dorsey removed from Annapolis to 'Major's Choice,' west of Waterloo, and north of the Old Brick Church. Colonel Dorsey's sons by Sarah Wyatt, his first wife, were located near him upon 'Long Beach' and Major's Choice.' Colonel Dorsey owned landed estates not only in Anne Arundel county, but also in Baltimore county. Colonel Edward Dorsey died at 'Major's Choice' (now Howard county), in 1705. His will is dated October 26, 1704, and was proved December 31, 1705...."

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From The Founders of Anne Arundel and Howard Counties, p. 30:

"South-side Severn settlements were increased in 1662. Matthew Howard, who had come up from Lower Norfolk, Virginia, in 1650, with his neighbor and relative, Edward Lloyd, had died before 1659, but his five sons now came. They were Captain Cornelius Howard, of 'Howard's Heirship and Chance'; Samuel Howard, of 'Howard's Hope'; John Howard, of 'Howard's Interest'' all adjoining near Round Bay. Philip and Matthew were on North Severn. In 1664, the three sons of Edward Dorsey, the immigrant of 1650--relatives of the Howards--took up and patented their father's survey of 'Hockley-in-the-Hole.' They were Colonel Edward Dorsey, Joshua and Hon. John Dorsey, prominent leaders in political movements and representatives in legislative measures."

Ibid., p. 57:

"From 1680 to 1705, Major Dorsey was in every movement looking to the development of the colony. From 1694 to 1696 he was Judge of the High Court of Chancery, during which time he was commissioned to hold the Great Seal. In 1694, he was a member of the House of Burgesses for Anne Arundel, and from 1697 to his death, in 1705, was a member from Baltimore County (now Howard). He was one of the subscribers and treasurer of the fund for building St. Anne's church, and a free school for the province also received his aid. He signed the protestant address from Baltimore County to the King's most gracious Majestie, upon the succession of King William III--an appeal in behalf of Charles Lord Baron of Baltimore, whose proprietary government had been wrested from the family through the influence of Captain John Coode. Though a Protestant, he was found in support of a government which left religious faith untouched."

Ibid., p. 58:
"As Major of the Horse, he joined Captain Edward Burgess, in asking for additional arms and ammunition for defense.

"In 1694, Major Dorsey was upon the committee with Major John Hammond, Hon. John Dorsey, Captain Philip Howard, Major Nicholas Greenberry and John Bennett, to layout town lots and a town common for 'the town of Proctor,' or Annapolis. In 1705, he sold a row of houses upon Bloomsbury Square, Annapolis, which had been entailed to his children, but which, for want of tenants, had greatly depreciated.

"At the time of his death, he was living on 'Major's Choice,' now Howard County."


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From http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=adgedge&id=I41176:

(1a) 1681, 6 Dec: Edward DORSY, "Son and heir of Edward DORSY late of the County of Ann Arundell" sold the parcel Hockley in the Hole granted to "the said Edward DORSY, Joshua DORSY and John DORSEY my brothers" on 20 Aug. 1664.


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From http://genforum.genealogy.com/norwood/messages/1247.html:

130. Colonel Col. Edward Dorsey, born 1646 in Virginia25,26; died [estate probated] 31 Dec 1705 in Major's Choice, Baltimore Co., MD26. He was the son of 260. Edward D'Arcy and 261. Anne Howard. He married 131. Sarah Wyatt Bef. 1670 in Anne Arundel Co., MD27,28.
131. Sarah Wyatt28, born 1657 in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland29,30; died 1690 in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland31,32. She was the daughter of 262. Nicholas Wyatt and 263. Damaris Stockett.

Notes for Colonel Col. Edward Dorsey:
[Ancestors of Abednego Baker by Muriel Schulz.ged]

Anne Arimde Gentry, pp. 11ff]: January 4, 1700/01: [Provincial Court, Liber TL no. 2, folios 169, 279]

Edward Dorsey, of Baltimore County, and Margaret his wife, "for disposing of goods and chattels for advancement of our children after death" assigned to his "well-beloved friends, Major John Hammond, Captain Charles Hammond and my oldest son Edward Dorsey" four plantations bordering his dwelling-plantation at Elk Ridge and one on the south side of the Patapsco a little beyond the Falls with Negroes, livestock, household furniture whereon in trust for his five sons, that is, Samuel, Joshua, John, Nicholas, and Benjamin.
To son Samuel the Patapsco plantation with three Negroes and other personalty.
To son Joshua the plantation "where Black Dick lives" with 100 adjoining acres, Negroes, and other personalty.
[13] To son John plantation that Negro Bacon "now lives on" with 100 acres, Negroes.
To son Nicholas the plantation "that Negro Tom lives on" with 100 acres.
To son Benjamin piece of land between Dick and Bacon.

In the event that any of the said sons died without issue then their estates were to be divided equally among their lawful heirs, but if any son proved "rudely," then the trustees had the power to bind him to a trade.

On June 25, 1702, Edward Dorsey for 90 lbs. bought of Colonel John Larkin and Thomas Larkin, of Anne Arundel, a portion of "United Friendship" on the north side of the Patapsco in Baltimore County as laid out for 350 acres. [Testamentary Proceedings, Liber 6, folio 613]

1679 - Made a Justice of the Peace for Anne Arundel Co. And a Gentleman Justice of the Quorum. Continued to serve for several years.

1681 - Petitioned the Commissioner of Accounts to pay him for 15 days of service to the Province. Also received at one time 375 lbs. Tobacco and at another 390 lbs.

1683 - Placed on the Commission for the advancement of trade and for the laying out of ports in AA Co. Also was on a committee with Henry Ridgely, Nicholas Gassaway, and William Richardson to erect a building for the Courts and Assembly of the Province, and for the keeping of records of the Secretary's Office.

1686 - Styled Captain of His Lordship's Army; Gentleman Justice of the Quorum.

Later rose to Colonel of His Lordship's Army.

1694 - Entered the General Assembly as a delegate from Anne Arundel Co. And served in all succeeding sessions of the Lower House until his death. [14] As Major Dorsey was on the Commission to erect the court house and the free school for Anne Arundel Towne.

1695 - [13] Made a keeper of the Great Seal of the Province.

[14]
1696 - Granted the contract for the erection of the first church of St. Anne. Ultimately fined for failure to complete by the allotted date. [Extended discussion on page 14 of Anne Arundel Gentry.]

Nov. 28, 1689, he with other prominent men endorsed a petition to the "Most Gracious Majesty King William III" setting forth the privileges which they had received under the deposed Charles, Lord Baron of Baltimore, and protested against the intrigue of John Coode who with others undermined the Proprietary Government. [Document is in the London Public Records Office.]

He was a Jacobean and a supporter of the House of Stuart.

Probably his house at Annapolis no longer exists. Although the DAR has placed a plaque on a house alleged to have been his, it was built after his death.

[15] In 1698, Major Dorsey was on the commission to settle the boundary between Baltimore and Anne Arundel Counties.

1694 - One of the first subscribers for the founding of a free school in the province. Subscribed 2000 lbs. of tobacco and was made a trustee of the system.

1704 - After the state house, built in 1696, burnt, the General Assembly held its sessions in a house rented from Col. Edward Dorsey.

1705 - Sold 3 houses on "Bloomsbury Square" to Lord Baltimore for the storing of arms and ammunition.

26 Oct. 1704 - will dated, on file in Annapolis.
Witnessed by Katherine Organ, John Huntsmen, John Dorsey, and John Ball.
27 Dec. 1705 - Probated in Baltimore County.

The inventory and appraisement of Edward Dorsey's personal estate was made by Thomas Hammond and William Talbott. The inventory was taken at the "seated plantation," and also at the Upper Plantation, Elk Ridge Quarters, the Round Bay Plantation, in the Store House and in the Little Flat House. There were books, a gold seal ring, a silver seal ring, an ivory headed can, silver tobacco box, silver hilted sword, silver plate, and surveying chain. His wearing apparel was appraised at &7/10/- lbs. There were also 13 Negro slaves and 2 white indentured servants. Samuel Dorsey, the eldest surviving son, approved the valuation of 528/8/11 lbs. It was filed at court on April 1, 1706. [Wills, Liber 3, folio 725]

By Feb. 15, 1706/07 the widow had married John Israel. Both filed accounts on that date.

An account filed by John Israel on Oct. 24, 1710 reported that 8 Negroes had been given to Col. Dorsey's children in his lifetime.

From Lee Garlock:
Col Edward DORSEY was born about 1640 in Virginia. He died after 26 Oct 1704 in Anne Arundel Co., MD. In the estate of Thomas Chandler (Inn keeper of Anne Arundel Co) 2 Dec 1675, Edward Darsey is listed in the list of debts due estate. He was married to Sarah WYATT before Nov 1670 in Anne Arundel Co., MD.

Edward Dorsey practiced law and was a Justice of Anne Arundel Co from 1679 to 1685. In 1686, he was appointed Captain in the Militia. He was promoted to Major in 1687, served as field officer of Calvert Co in 1694, and was promoted to Colonel in 1702. He was Judge of the High Court of Chancery and Keeper of the Great Seal from 1695 to 1697. He was a member of the House of Burgesses from Anne Arundel Co from 1694 to 1697 and from Baltimore Co from 1701 to 1704. (KG Lindsay, 'Grandpas, Inlaws & Outlaws')

More About Colonel Col. Edward Dorsey:
Fact 1: Ship Builder during part of his life.33,34
Fact 2: A member of Jacobite Party.35,36
Fact 3: 1681, Hockley Deed - See notes for brother John36
Fact 4: 1689, Signed petition to King Wm. III supporting Lord Baltimore.37,38
Fact 5: 28 Feb 1694/95, First Assembly of MD met in his house.39,40
Fact 6: Bet. 1699 - 1705, Census - Tax Rolls41,42

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Confusion on the part of researchers about the death date of Edward Darcy, the colonist, and whether it was he or his son, Major Edward Dorsey, in a number of transactions and records after the shipwreck in 1659, in which an "Edward Darcy" drowned. Edward Darcy was a shipwright. His son Edward may have been one as well.

From http://genforum.genealogy.com/norwood/messages/1247.html:

April 1667 - Edward Darcy, of the County of Anne Arundell, boatwright, sold to George Yate 200 acres granted to Darcy in Nov 1650 and half a warrant of four hundred acres granted to him and Capt. Norwood in Feb. 1651. In Aug 1668, Yates reassigned to Dorsey 68 acres of above tract and later in the year assigned 60 more acres called "Darsy." Edward bought 300 acres of land in 1655 from Thomas Marsh/March. His son Edward sold this tract Nov 6, 1670 to Thomas Manniage of the Cliffs.


"A question arises as to whether the Edward Darcy who signed the paper in 1667 was the Edward Darcy who bought and sold land in the 1650s. Caroline Kemper assumes that it is the same person and that a different, unrelated Edward Dorsey died in a boating accident in 1659. Other historians think that Edward Dorsey one bought and sold the property in the 1650s but that his son signed the papers in the 1670s.

"From Maryland Genealogies, "The Identity of Edward Dorsey I," by Caroline Kemper Bulkley, 1938, pp. 398-399:

"The record in the Land Office (Liber II, [Margin Liber G G] (98)) reads: '(125) Edward Dorsey assigns to George Yate 400 acres: Warrant XI November M.D.C.L. (1650); to Edward Dorsey for 200 acres of land the which he assigned away as followeth; as also 200 acres more part of a warrant for 400 acres granted John Norwood and Edward Dorsey dated xxiiij February MDCLi (1651); said Dorsey of County of Ann [sic] Arundell, Boatwright, consideration already received, all my right, title, interest, claim and demand of an--in a warrant for 200 acres of land bearing date sixteen hundred and fifty [so written out] and also to 200 acres more being the one half of a warrant for 400 acres, the one half belong to Capt. Norwood bearing date one thousand six hundred fifty one unto George Yate, etc.'"

"The date of this assignment, duly signed and sealed, is April 23, 1667, and the witness is John Howard, eldest son of the Virginia Matthew and Ann Howard. A year later (August 24, 1668) there is a deed filed from Yate to Dorsey for sixty-eight acres of the above "Dorsey" tract. In the same year one James Connoway assigned back the "right for 1000 acres" to George Yate, who transfers sixty acres to "Darsy." . . . .

"It is contended that the Edward Dorsey who signed the records of 1667-1668 may have been the son Edward. This is highly improbable, since Edward Dorsey the younger could not have had land in his own rights from warrants cited of 1650 and 1651, nor did he ever name himself as "boatwright" in the documents known to bear his signature.

"Those who deny that the record quoted was signed by Edward Dorsey, Senior, argue from the story many times repeated that he was drowned in 1659. No evidence has ever been produced to prove this: there is an authentic record of an Edward Dorsey who was drowned, but who the person was, or whether the name may be mistakenly recorded cannot be determined.

"It is clear that the signer of the 1667-1668 deeds was the father Edward Dorsey, and as further testimony that he was alive after 1659 is a document assigning land--the Bush-Manning tract-- bought by "My father Edward Dorsey from Thomas Marsh in 1661." This same land is later confirmed to Manning in a warrant and power of attorney to Sheriff Stockett from Colonel Edward Dorsey, the son, giving these facts.

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From Founders of Anne Arundel and Howard Counties, pp. 193-194:

In 1694 Governor Nicholson met in Council at the Court House in Anne Arundel Town and issued an order for the removal of the records from the city of St. Mary's to Anne Arundel Town, to be conveyed in good, strong bags, to be secured with cordage and hides, and well packed, with guards to attend them night and day, and to be delivered to the Sheriff of Anne Arundel County, at Anne Arundel Town. This removal took place in the winter of 1694-5.

The first Assembly was held in a house of Major Edward Dorsey on 28th February 1694, O. S., and in 1695, the town became Annapolis, with a resident naval officer and a public ferry across the Severn...

The foundation of the first State House was laid April 30, 1696. In June, 1697, the building was so well advanced as to be set apart for public use... Struck by lightning in 1699 and entirely consumed by fire in 1704, the first State House had but a brief existence. This gav e Governor Seymour occasion to say, "I never saw any public building left solely to Providence but in Maryland."

Major Dorsey's house was again rented for the Assembly Hall until a new State House could be built...

A Commission, consisting of Major John Hammond, Major Edward Dorsey, Mr. John Bennett, Hon. John Dorsey, Mr. Andrew Norwood, Captain Philip Howard, Mr. James Saunders and Colonel Nicholas Greenberry laid out the town. Four of these were property holders on the North Severn side and four were residents of Middle Nick. They were authorized to buy, or condemn, all that parcel of land within the present Grave Yard Creek and Spa Creek, to be fenced in and called the Town Common, or Pasture; Governor Nicholson's lot was within this enclosure, which ran along East Street to State House Circle...

A picture is extant of a house, No. 83 Prince George Street, Anapolis, which tradition decides is a part of the house owned by Major Edward Dorsey, which became the first Governor's mansion, being later occupied by Governor Nicholson. The house is well preserved and is of solid architecture [as of 1905]....

In 1696 the Assembly of Annapolis appointed His Excellency, Sir Francis Nicholson, Sir Thomas Lawrence, Hon. Nicholas Greenberry, Hon. Thomas Tench, Major Hammond, Major Edward Dorsey, Mr. James Saunders and Captain Richard Hill a Commission "for keeping good rules and orders," making them a body corporate for the new capital. Mr. Richard Beard, surveyor, made a map of the place...

"That part of the land which lye on ye creeke by Major Dorsey's house, whereby His Excellency at present lives, to be sett aside for public buildings, and if in case the same happen to come within any of ye said Major's lotts--we proposed that land be given him elsewhere for it."

A forty-foot water front for warehouses was reserved, and a committee was appointed to consider the erection of a church. Major Edward Dorsey, of that committee, reported a fund already in "banck" amounting to £458. The carpenter's estimate was £250; brick maker, £90; bricklayer, having all stuff upon the place, £220. The entire charge would amount to £1,200. The Assembly imposed a three-pence tax on tobacco to be continued until May 12, 1698, to be appied to building a church at Annapolis...

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From http://www.eskimo.com/~bgudgel/gudgarc1 :

i. Col. Edward DORSEY was born about 1662 in State of Virginia.20 He served in the military in 1686 in Anne Arundel Co, MD. He was Captain of the Militia of AA County. He was Major Dorsey in 1687. He was recommissioned major on September 4, 1689 and again October 9, 1694. He held office Member of the House of Burgesses representing Anne Arundel County, MD in 1694 in Anne Arundel Co, MD.28,29 "Major Edward Dorsey, by act of the Assembly in 1694, was appointed one of the first commissioners for the 'Town Land at Proctor,' now Annapolis." "It was at the house of Major Edward Dorsey that the first Assembly of Maryland held in the new capital of the Province met on February 28, 1695. The major was an avowed supporter of Charles, Third Lord Baltimore. In 1689 he signed a petition to King William III endorsed by many prominent men of Maryland, 'setting forth the privileges which they had received under the deposed Lord Baltimore and protested against the intrigue of John Coode who, with others, undermined the Proprietary Government.' He was a member of the Jacobite Party, and other accused Jacobites were Colonel Henry Darnall, a Roman Catholic, Samuel Chew II, a Quaker, and Mareen Duval, a Protestant." (Anne Arundel Gentry) He died in 1705 in State of Maryland.20 At the time of his death he was residing on "Major's Choice" (now in Howard County). His will is recorded both at Annapolis and at Baltimore. It mentions various tracts of land; Hockley on the Patapsco Falls, land on the north side of the Patapsco River, Barnes Folly, Major's Choice, Long Reach at Elkridge, and two other sections by the same name. There were also slaves and personal estate mentioned. His executrix was "My beloved wife, Margaret"... of whom he left five minor children, Charles, Larkin, Francis, Edward and Ann, also mentioned in his will. He held office Justice of Anne Arundel County, Maryland 1679 to 1685. He held office Member of House of Burgesses representing Howard County, Maryland 1679 to 1705. He held office Keeper of the Great Seal of the Province of Maryland 1681 and 1696. He held office Judge of the High Court of Chancery 1694 to 1698 in Anne Arundel Co, MD. He Migrated to Maryland.20 Major Edward Dorsey came up with his wife and family from Virginia to Maryland. Edward Dorsey was a man with many irons in the fire; he was a planter, boatwright, builder, lawyer and was much involved in the governmental affairs of the colony. He was a member of a committee commissioned to lay out town lots and a common and to build the court house and free school in Annapolis in 1694. Edward contributed 2,000 pounds of tobacco for the founding of the free-school in Annapolis. The school, then called "King William's School" was later to be known as St. John's College, one of the three oldest colleges in America. According to the records of the Archives of Maryland, Edward Dorsey represented Anne Arundel County rom 1694-1697 at the House of Burgesses, first legislative body for America convened at Jamestown in 1691. The first session of the Legislature in Annapolis was held in the home of Major Edward Dorsey, beginning February 28, 1694/95. From 1701-1705 he represented Baltimore County. He was a delegate to the Maryland Assembly from 1696 to 1704. He was active in military affairs rising through the ranks. In 1686 he was Captain of the Militia, a major in 1687, field officer in 1694, and colonel in 1702. (Maryland Archives Volumes, 5, 13-15, 19-20, 24, 26). He had large land holdings in both Anne Arundel and Baltimore Counties, some of which he had inherited from his father, including "Hockley-in-the-Hole" and "Major's Choice." These two parcels were handed down through many generations in the Dorsey line. He also owned "Major's Fancy," "Long Reach," "United Friendship," and "Owen's Adventure." In addition he held several parcels of land in and around the Port of Annapolis. His home in Annapolis was built of brick and materials from England. In its day this house was considered large and spacious, rising to two levels. Fine English gardens sloped down in the back to Prince George's Creek. It stands today on Prince George Street. The family lived prior to the building of the Annapolis home on the plantation at Elk Ridge in Baltimore County, located midway between Baltimore and Annapolis on a deep-water inlet at the mouth of the Patspsco River. Edward was a vestryman at St. Anne's Parish. He was a subscriber to and treasurer of the fund for building St. Anne's Church and was given authority to conduct arrangements for the building of the church but resigned due to inability to find workmen. In politics Edward Dorsey was a supporter of the Stuart Kings and the Jacobean Party. Once William of Orange dethroned the Stuart King, Dorsey was recommended in a letter written by Michajoh Perry to John Povey in London 17 Oct 1691. It says that Perry had met "a gentleman, one M. John Hammond, who presented him a list of Gentlemen in Maryland; good, honest, substantial Protestants, who are well affected." The list recommended "to be of their Majesty's Council...Major Edward Dorsey and Thomas Lawrence." (Maryland Archives Liber 8, folio 283-285). Edward was a Protestant but held in great esteem the Government that respected religious liberty. He was one of the signers of the Protestant Address from Baltimore County to King William III, an appeal on behalf of Charles, Lord Baron of Baltimore, the proprietary government having been siezed from the Calvert family through the influence of Capt. John Coode.
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From http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~paxson/southern/dorsey.html:

"Although Edward was raised a Quaker, he was listed as "Protestant" as an adult. He was a planter, merchant, and contractor. After Edward sold his share of "Hockley-in-the-Hole" to his brother John, Edward probably built a large home on Prince George's Street in Annapolis; there is confusion over whether it became the home of Gov. Sir Francis NICKOLSON, where the Assembly met for a while. Edward was a judge in the Chancery court. His strong support of Lord Baltimore brought his dismissal from the bench and from the militia after 1689. He went to England to testify against the Protestant Associators in 1690. Two years later he was accused of being a Jacobite. He was quite active politically; referred to first as Col., more usually as Major. Edward was involved in contesting the will of Nicholas WYATT, father of his first wife, Sarah, in 1673. Edward was one of the original trustees for King William's School in Annapolis, founded in 1696. His estate inventory was valued at £721.9.8 sterling, and included 13 enslaved people and 2 servants.[16]"


Noted events in his life were:

• Religion: Protestant, Abt 1661. He was raised as a Quaker but identified himself as a "Protestant" as an adult.

• Demand: for lands by Robert Bullen for bringing a number of passengers, one of whom was Edward Dorsey, 1661, Maryland, (United States). This is undoubtedly the Edward Dorsey whom Robert Bullen transported. It is unknown whether this was his first trip, however. It is also unclear whether the demand for lands was made to this Edward Dorsey (now about 21 years of age) or his father (who may have died in the shipwrect in 1659).

• Patented: "Theobush Manning," 300 or 600 acres inherited from his father, 1661, Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, (United States). According to one source, before 1655 Edward Darcy and Thomas Manning purchased 600-acre "Theobush Manning" in an area of St. Mary's County that became part of the newly-erected Calvert County in 1663. This does not sound like the right location, as compared to other sources, which place it in Anne Arundel County. The land is now occupied by part of the Naval Academy and Bloomsbury Square in Annapolis (Anne Arundel County in 1661). It was not patented until 1661, by which time the "Edward Dorsey" in the patent may have been Major Edward Dorsey, son of Edward Darcy the colonist.

• Removed to: Maryland, Bef 1664.

• Patented: "Hockley-in-the-Hole" on the south side of the Severn with his brothers John and Joshua, 20 Aug 1664, Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, (United States). The entire "Hockley" grant may have consisted of 2,000 acres. It was near the site of Annapolis, on Cabin Neck Brook, a tributary of the Severn River.

• Assigned: his right to land to Cornelius Howard for transporting seven persons into the Province, 1667.

• Sold: 200 acres granted to his father in November 1650 and 200 acres granted to him in February 1651 to George Yate, Apr 1667. A total of 400 acres were sold to George Yate. Whether the Edward Darcy of Anne Arundel County was Edward Darcy, the colonist, or his son Edward is in dispute, as the father may have drowned in 1659.

• Assigned: his original 400 acres [Theobush Manning?] to George Yate, 22 Oct 1667, <Calvert>, Maryland, (United States).

• Acquired: "Long Reach" at Elk Ridge, Baltimore (Howard), Maryland, (United States). "Long Reach" was near "Major's Choice."

• Purchased: "Dorsey," 60 acres on Dorsey's Creek from George Yate, Abt Sep 1668, Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, (United States). Thomas Gates gave Edward and his children free outlet to the woods and spring across his land.

• Acquired: "Barnes Folly."

• Sold: 300 acres to Thomas Manniage of the Cliffs, 6 Nov 1670, <Anne Arundel>, Maryland, (United States). His father had purchased this tract from Thomas Marsh/March in 1655.

• Appointed: as a Justice of the Peace for the County and a Gentleman Justice of the Quorum, 1679, Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, (United States). He served for several years.

• Transferred: his right in "Hockley-in-the-Hole" to his brother John Dorsey, 1681, Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, (United States). From Side-Lights on Maryland History, Vol. 2, p. 91:

"Hockley-in-the-Hole, originally taken up by Edward Darcy, was in 1664 patented to his sons Edward, Joshua and John, the original patent bearing date August 20, 1664, being still in the possession of the present owner of Hockley, Miss Anne Elizabeth Dorsey, lineal descendant of all three of the original patentees. In the year 1681 'Edward Dorsey, Gent. of Ann Arundell County, Son and heir of Edward Dorsey late of said County deceased' assigned his right to his brother John. The parchment document granting Hockley to the three Dorsey brothers bears the autograph of Charles, third Lord Baltimore, and was given under the Great Seal of the Province."

• Built: house on Prince George's Street, Abt 1681, Annapolis, Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States). He lived there with his wife Sarah during her life, and he may have remained there after her death in 1690.

• Styled: Captain of His Lordship's Army, 1686.

• Served: as a Justice for the County, 1686, Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, (United States).

• Styled: "Major", 1687.

• Acquired: "Major's Choice", 12 Jun 1688, Baltimore (Howard), Maryland, (United States). This property was located west of Waterloo, north of the Old Brick Church. Major Dorsey removed there from Annapolis after the death of his first wife, Sarah Wyatt, in 1690 and before his marriage to his second wife, Margaret Larkin, about 1693

• Served: as a Justice for the County, 1689, Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, (United States).

• Commissioned: Major of the Horse, 4 Sep 1689, Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, (United States).

• Relocated: to "Major's Choice" from Annapolis, Betw 1690 and 1693, Anne Arundel (Howard), Maryland, (United States). This property was located west of Waterloo, north of the Old Brick Church. Major Dorsey removed there from Annapolis after the death of his first wife, Sarah Wyatt, in 1690 and before his marriage to his second wife, Margaret Larkin, about 1693

• Party: Jacobite and a supporter of the House of Stuart.

• Signed: a petition to King William III in support of Lord Baltimore, 28 Nov 1689, Maryland, (United States).

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• Served: as a member of the Maryland House of Burgesses for Anne Arundel, 1694-1697, Maryland, (United States). Entered the General Assembly in 1694 as a delegate from Anne Arundel Co., and served in all succeeding sessions of the Lower House until his death. After 1701 he represented Baltimore County.

• Served: as Judge of the High Court of Chancery, 1694-1696, Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, (United States). Commissioned to hold the Great Seal

• Served: on the committee to lay out town lots and a common for the town of "Proctor" (now Annapolis), 1694, Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, (United States).

• Served: as Major, 9 Oct 1694, Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, (United States).

• Commissioned: Associate Commissioner in Chancery, 17 Oct 1694, Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, (United States).

• Provided: his house for the first session of the Assembly of Maryland, 28 Feb 1695, Anne Arundel Town (Annapolis), Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States). Anne Arundel Town was renamed Annapolis some time in 1695. The house no longer exists.

• Served: as Keeper of the Great Seal, 1695-1697, Maryland, (United States).

• Served: as a Trustee of King William and Mary School, 1696, Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, (United States).

• Appointed: Commissioner and Judge of the High Court of Chancery, 2 Mar 1696, Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, (United States).

• Served: as a Commissioner for the erection of St. Anne's Church, Abt 1696, Annapolis, Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States).

• Assigned: part of 4 plantations bordering his own on Elk Ridge to his "well-beloved" friend Major John Hammond, 4 Jan 1701, Baltimore (Anne Arundel then Howard), Maryland, (United States). "for disposing of goods and chattels for advancement of our children after death"

• Assigned: part of 4 plantations bordering his own on Elk Ridge to his "well-beloved" friend Captain Charles Hammond, 4 Jan 1701, Baltimore (Anne Arundel then Howard), Maryland, (United States). "for disposing of goods and chattels for advancement of our children after death"

• Assigned: part of 4 plantations bordering his own on Elk Ridge to his eldest son Edward, 4 Jan 1701, Baltimore (Anne Arundel then Howard), Maryland, (United States).

• Assigned: a plantation on the south side of the Patapsco a little beyond the Falls to John Hammond, Charles Hammond and his eldest son, Edward, 4 Jan 1701, Baltimore (Anne Arundel then Howard), Maryland, (United States). This plantation was to be held in trust for his five sons Samuel, Joshua, John, Nicholas and Benjamin.

• Served: as a member of the Maryland House of Burgesses for Baltimore County, 1701-1705, Maryland, (United States).

• Styled: "Colonel", 1702.

• Purchased: a portion of "United Friendship," 350 acres on the north side of Patapsco River, 25 Jun 1702, Baltimore Co., Maryland, (United States). Deeded to him by Colonel John Larken and Thomas Larkin for £90. This may have been "Hockley" on the Patapsco Falls.

• Purchased: 225 acres of 450-acre "Owings' Adventure" from Capt. Richard Owings for £40, 13 Mar 1704, Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, (United States). "Owings' Adventure" (aka "Owens' Adventure") was located on the west side of the Patapsco, to the north of Col. Taylor's land. Major Edward bought the northwest half. The date may have been 13 Aug 1704.

• Will: 26 Oct 1704, <Baltimore City>, Baltimore, Maryland, (United States). From Founders of Anne Arundel and Howard Counties, pp. 58-59:

To my son Lacon, my tract "Hockley," on the Patapsco Falls. To sons Charles, Lacon, Francis and Edward, my lands on the north side of Patapsco River. (These were deeded to him by John and Thomas Larkin, 1702). To my beloved wife, Margaret, my personal estate. To my daughter, Ann, a lot of negroes. To Joshua, "Barnes Folly." To Samuel, "Major's Choice." To Nicholas, "Long Reach," at Elk Ridge. To Benjamin, "Long Reach." To son John, all the remaining part of "Long Reach" and a lot of silver spoons, to be delivered at the age of sixteen. All the remaining portion of my estate to my wife and exectrix. -- EDWARD DORSEY. (Seal.)

• Sold: three houses on Bloomsbury Square to Lord Baltimore for storage of arms and ammunition, 1705, Annapolis, Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States).

• Probate: 27 Dec 1705, <Baltimore Co.>, Maryland, (United States). The will may have been probated on 31 December 1705.

• Inventory: and appraisal of his estate were made by Thomas Hammond and William Talbott, 1 Apr 1706, <Baltimore Co.>, Maryland, (United States).

Edward married Sarah Wyatt,32 33 daughter of Nicholas Wyatt and Damaris Stockett, on 12 Oct 1671 in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, United States. Sarah was born in 1657 in <Providence (Anne Arundel), Maryland, (United States)>, died in 1690 in Annapolis, Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States) at age 33, and was buried in 1692 in Virginia, (United States).

Marriage Notes: Some sources have m. before November 1670.

Research Notes: From The Founders of Anne Arundel and Howard Counties, pp. 57-58:

"Major Edward Dorsey married, first, Sarah, daughter of Nicholas Wyatt, the pioneer surveyor of the Severn, who had come up from Virginia with his wife, Damaris, and her daughter, Mary, afterward the wife of Major John Welsh. She was the half-sister of Sarah (Wyatt) Dorsey. Upon the death of Nicholas Wyatt, in 1673, he left a will made in 1671, in which Mrs. Wyatt was made executrix. Upon her subsequent marriage to Thomas Bland, the attorney, there was a contest in chancery, in which Major Edward Dorsey, as the representative of his wife, the heir, contended for the administration of the estate, on the ground of a subsequent revocation of the will of 1671. From that case in chancery, a view of Nicholas Wyatt's neighbors is given."


Children from this marriage were:

+ 22 M    i. Edward Dorsey 34 35 died before 1704.

+ 23 M    ii. Samuel Dorsey, [Major Edward] 36 37 38 was born about 1682 and died on 14 Feb 1725 about age 43.

+ 24 M    iii. Captain Joshua Dorsey 11 37 39 40 was born in 1686 in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, (United States) and died on 28 Nov 1747 in Queen Caroline Parish, Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States) at age 61.

+ 25 M    iv. John Dorsey, [of Major Edward] 1 37 41 42 43 was born on 15 Jun 1688 in Annapolis, Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States), died on 13 Nov 1764 in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, (United States) at age 76, and was buried in 1764 in "First Discovery", Anne Arundel (Howard), Maryland, (United States).

+ 26 M    v. Nicholas Dorsey, [son of Col. Edward] 37 42 44 was born about 1690, died before 25 Sep 1717 in Baltimore Co., Maryland, (United States), and was buried on 25 Sep 1717 in All Hallows Parish, Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States).

+ 27 M    vi. Benjamin Dorsey 37 45 was born before 1715.

+ 28 F    vii. Hannah Dorsey .

+ 29 F    viii. Sarah Dorsey .13 37

Edward next married Margaret Ruth Larkin,3 46 daughter of John Larkin and Unknown, about 1693 in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, (United States). Margaret was born in 1643 in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, (United States), died in 1707 in <Anne Arundel, Maryland>, (United States) at age 64, and was buried in 1707 in Virginia, (United States). Another name for Margaret was Margarey Larkin.

Research Notes: 2nd wife of Colonel Edward Dorsey (son and heir of Edward Dorsey, the immigrant).

From The Founders of Anne Arundel and Howard Counties, Maryland, p. 56:

"Colonel Edward Dorsey, son and heir of Edward Dorsey, the immigrant, held [the] tract of 'Dorsey' during life. It was sold by his widow, Margaret, the wife of John Israel, in 1706, to Wm. Bladen, of Annapolis."


Children from this marriage were:

+ 30 M    i. Larkin Dorsey 3 22 37 42 was born about 1694 in "Major's Choice", Baltimore Co., Maryland, (United States) and died in 1712 in Baltimore Co., Maryland, (United States) about age 18.

+ 31 M    ii. Charles Dorsey, [son of Major Edward] .11 37 42

+ 32 M    iii. Francis Dorsey 34 37 42 47 was born about 1696 and died before 17 Feb 1750 in <Baltimore Co., Maryland, (United States)>.

+ 33 M    iv. Edward Dorsey, the Younger 3 11 37 42 48 was born about 1700 in "Major's Choice", Baltimore Co., Maryland, (United States) and died before 15 Mar 1753 in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, (United States).

+ 34 F    v. Ann Dorsey .37 42


18. Honorable Capt. John Dorsey, of "Hockley-in-the-Hole" 8 11 13 23 24 25 26 27 (Edward, "the Colonist"16, Edward, [uncertain]15, Thomas, of Hornby, Yorkshire14, John, of Chiche, Essex13, Thomas12, Roger, of Danbury, Essex11, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex10, Robert, of Maldon, Essex9, Robert, of Malden, Essex8, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex7, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex, England6, Henry, of Little Malden, Essex, England5, Norman, of Little Malden, Essex4, Alexander, of Little Malden, Essex3, Michael, of Little Malden, Essex2, Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1) was born about 1645 in Lower Norfolk Co., Virginia, (United States) and died on 11 Mar 1715 in Baltimore Co., Maryland, (United States) about age 70. Other names for John were Honorable John Dorsey of "Hockley-in-the-Hole and" Captain John Dorsey of "Hockley-in-the-Hole."

Death Notes: 1714/15.

Research Notes: Youngest son of Edward, the colonist. Patented "Hockley-in-the-Hole" on the south side of the Severn with his brothers Edward and Joshua in 1664. Acquired "Troy" around 1699.
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From Side-Lights on Maryland History, Vol. 2, pp. 87-91:

"Hockley-in-the-Hole, originally taken up by Edward Darcy, was in 1664 patented to his sons Edward, Joshua and John, the original patent bearing date August 20, 1664, being still in the possession of the present owner of Hockley, Miss Anne Elizabeth Dorsey, lineal descendant of all three of the original patentees. In the year 1681 'Edward Dorsey, Gent. of Ann Arundell County, Son and heir of Edward Dorsey late of said County deceased' assigned his right to his brother John. The parchment document granting Hockley to the three Dorsey brothers bears the autograph of Charles, third Lord Baltimore, and was given under the Great Seal of the Province.

"[Major Edward Dorsey's] house on Prince George's Street, Annapolis, was probably built when he disposed of his interest in Hockley to his youngest brother the 'Honorable John Dorsey.'

"... the Honorable John Dorsey, captain of the Baltimore County militia in later years, took possession of Hockley, three miles from Annapolis, over which his wife, Madam Pleasance Ely, presided, of whom it has been noted--perhaps as a warning to her descendants, that her name was in no sense suggestive of her disposition."
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From The Founders of Anne Arundel and Howard Counties, Maryland, p. 56:

"The following record is taken from 'Our Early Settlers.'--A list of our early arrivels [sic] up to 1680.

"'Robert Bullen demands lands for bringing over a number of passengers, amongst whom was Edward Dorsey, in 1661.'

"The same record adds, 'Aug. 25th [20th], 1664, patented to him, John and Joshua Dorsey, a plantation called "Hockley-in-the-Hole," four hundred acres.'

"In 1683, this land was resurveyed for John Dorsey, and found to contain 843 acres. 400 acres first surveyed being old rents remaining new, whole now in the possession of Caleb Dorsey.

"Such is the record of 'Hockley' upon our Rent Rolls, at Annapolis."

Ibid., p. 30:
"In 1664, the three sons of Edward Dorsey, the immigrant of 1650--relatives of the Howards--took up and patented their father's survey of 'Hockley-in-the-Hole.' They were Colonel Edward Dorsey, Joshua and Hon. John Dorsey, prominent leaders in political movements and representatives in legislative measures."

Ibid., pp. 61-62:

"HON. JOHN DORSEY, OF 'HOCKLEY.'

"Coming into possession of 'Hockley,' in 1683, Hon. John Dorsey married Plesance Ely, who later took up a tract of land on Elk Ridge, which she named 'The Isle of Ely.' In 1694, Hon. John Dorsey, was a commissioner for the development of Annapolis. He was upon many important committees during his service in the Lower House of the Assembly. In 1711, he was advanced to the Upper House, and there remained until his death in 1714. During his life-time he was a surveyor of a vast estate of valuable lands. He left an exceedingly intelligent will of entail, which gives a summary of his large estate. It reads: 'My wife, Plesance, is to have one-third of my estate, and also the choice of my estate on South River, or my now dwelling place on Elk Ridge [Troy]. To my grandson, John Dorsey, son of my son, Edward Dorsey, deceased, my Patuxent plantation and lands thereunto adjoining called 'Dorsey's Search,' lying in Baltimore County. If no issue, to go to the three youngest grandchildren of my daughter, Deborah

'I give to my grandson, Edward Dorsey, son of my son, Edward Dorsey, de ceased, "Dorsey's Adventure" and "Whitaker's Purchase" adjoining it. If he leave no issue, then to John, of Edward, and if he leave none, then as above, to Deborah's youngest three children. To my grandsons, Charles and William Ridgely, of Deborah, my tract called "White Wine and Claret," south side of the middle branch of the Patuxent. If they leave no issue, to go to Martha, Elinor and Edward Clagett.

'I give to my two grandsons, Samuel and Richard, of Caleb, my son, my plantation on South River, called "South River Quarter," it being the remainder of a tract given to my son, Caleb. In case of no issue, the same to go to granddaughters, Achsah and Sophia of Caleb.

'To grandson, Basil, of Caleb, my plantation on Elk Ridge, called "Troy." If no issue, to my grandsons, John and Caleb, of Caleb. My son, Caleb, to be my administrator.--JOHN DORSEY. (Seal.'

"Mrs. Plesance Dorsey became Mrs Robert Wainwright. Her tract, 'The Isle of Ely,' was sold by her grandson, 'Patuxent John Dorsey,' to Basil Dorsey, of Caleb, whose homestead, 'Troy Hill,' was the former residence of Hon. John Dorsey."

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From http://genforum.genealogy.com/norwood/messages/1247.html:

Notes for Captain John Dorsey:
[Ancestors of Abednego Baker by Muriel Schulz.ged]

From Anne Arundel Gentry, p. 10:
Edward Dorsey II before 1683 assigned to his brother, John, his portion of 400 acres for 24,000 lbs. Tobacco. Joshua, the second son, had conveyed his portion of "Hockley" for 8,000 lbs. Tobacco. In 1685 Caleb Dorsey, son of John, had the plantation resurveyed and found that it contained 843 acres instead of the original 400.

[Page 10]: 1681 - Deed from Edward Dorsey II, to John Dorsey:
Edward Dorsey of the County of Anne Arundel Gent son and heir of Edward Dorsey late of the County of Anne Arundel . . . deceased. . . whereas the Rt. Honorable Cecillius Lord Baron of Baltimore by his pattent bearing date the twentieth day of August one thousand six hundred and sixty four for ye Consideration therein mentioned Grant unto the said Edward Dorsey, Joshua Dorsey and John Dorsey my brothers a parcell of land Called Hockley in ye Hole lying in Anne Arundel County aforesaid on ye South side Seaverne River in ye Woods beginning at a marke Oake being a bound tree of the land of Cornelius and Samuell Howard . . . . the said four hundred Acres of land unto the said Edward Dorsey, John Dorsey and Joshua Dorsey . . . . Now know ye that I the said Edward Dorsey for & in consideration of Twenty four Thousand pounds of good sound merchantable leafe tobacco to me in hand paid by my said Brother John Dorsey the receipt whereof I do hereby acknowledge and thereof of every part & parcell thereof do acquitt and discharge the said John Dorsey . . . . . and quit claim unto my said brother John Dorsey now in possession of the said four hundred Acres of land . . . . by virtue of ye aforesaid pattent or grant of ye sa Lord Baltemore to me the said Edward Josua and John Dorsey in Joynt tenancy as aforesaid or by virtue of any with Same or demand that may or might demand or accrue from my said father Edward Dorsey deceased . . . . Sixth day of December in ye Yeare of our Lord One thousand Six hundred Eighty one."

The indenture was witnessed by Richard Hill and Nicholas Greenbury. Ref. A.A. Co. Deeds, Liber IH:, No. 3, folio 62-63, Hall of Records, Annapolis.


The inventory of his personal estate was taken on April 25, 1715 and filed by his son and executor, Caleb Dorsey. At the home-plantation there were 11 slaves and in "ye new Roome" were books and a pair of spectacles. His quarters at Elk Ridge had five slaves, the Patuxent Quarters four slaves, but none was listed at the South River Quarters. The entire estate was appraised at 1440/3/9 with credit due from merchants in London. Richard Clagett and John Dorsey approved as the next of kin.

He apparently had a state funeral and certainly one in which the mourners and friends enjoyed traditional Maryland hospitality. At an account filed on April 11, 1716, 10 gallons of rum and 30 gallons of cider were consumed as well as cakes costing 2 lbs. The Rev. Williams Tebbs who preached the funeral sermon was given 2 lbs. At that time the widow was allotted her third, that is 321/8/3 plus 4/154 lbs. tobacco.

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From http://www.eskimo.com/~bgudgel/gudgarc1 :

Sometime around 1658 Edward Dorsey took up a tract of land containing 400 acres, lying in Anne Arundel County on the south side of the Severn River and or a branch of Broad Creek. This tract was later patented by his three sons. See Patents 7, f.378. In the year 1664 there was granted to Edward, Joshua and John Dorsey, 2,000 acres of land lying on the Severn River, not far from where the city of Annapolis now stands. A part of this, called "Hockley-in-ye-Hole" (hole meaning valley) which remained interminably in the hands of the descendants of John Dorsey to the present time. In 1681, Major Edward Dorsey transferred his interest in Hockley-in-the-Hole to his brother John. The transfer reads: "To all Christian People To Whom This Writing Shall Come, be Heard or Seen: I, Edward Dorsey, of the county of Anne Arundel, son and heir of the late Edward Dorsey, gentleman, deceased, for the consideration of 24,000 pounds of good merchantable tobacco, transfer my right in a tract of land called "Hockley-in-the- Hole" granted to Edward, Joshua and John Dorsey in 1664 to my brother, John Dorsey; and I further covenant to guarantee his right to said land against any demand that may descend from my said Father, Edward Dorsey, for or by reason of any right due to him in his lifetime or by reason of any survey by him made, or warrant returned, or for any other reason or any other matter." "Hockley" in the valley had pleasant environments. To the east, toward Annapolis, was the Carroll estates; to the north was the home of Gen. John Hammond; to the northwest were the lands of Cornelius, Samuel and John Howard; to the southwest was "Todd's Gap" through which the road to Lancelot Todd's led, and to the south the ancient Dorsey "God's Acre" which has since been abandoned for the family burial spot within the charming gardens of "Hockley" itself.

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From http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=mrmarsha&id=I36906:

Dorsey, John, Honorable,Balto. Co.,26th Nov., 1714; 22nd Mch., 1714-15.
To wife Pleasance, 1/3 of estate, real and personal, she to make choice of plantation -- , on South R., or dwelling plantation -- , on Elk Ridge.
To grandson John, son of son Edward, deceased, and his hrs., the Patuxent plantation "Dorsey's Search," in Balto. Co.; he dying without issue, to pass to grandson Edward, son of son Edward, and he dying without issue, to 3 young. child., -- , of dau. Deborah Clegat.
To grandson Edward afsd., and hrs., plantation "Dorsey's Adventure" on Elk Ridge, Balto. County, also "Whiteaker's Purchase," bought of James Barley; He dying without issue, sd. land to pass to grandson John afsd. and hrs., and then to child. of dau. Deborah as afsd.
To grandsons Charles and Wm. Ridgley, sons of dau. Deborah, equally, and their hrs., "White Wine and Claret," on s. side Patuxent R., in Balto Co.; they dying without issue, sd. tract to pass to Martha, Elinor and Edward Clegatt, child. of dau. Deborah, and hrs.
To grandsons Sam'll and Rich'd Dorsey, sons of son Caleb, and hrs., plantation "South River Quarter," being residue of a tract given by deed of gift to son Caleb. Sd. land to be in possession of wife during life as afsd. should she so select; and should grandsons afsd. die without issue, to pass to granddaus. Acksah and Sophia and their hrs.
To grandson Bazill and hrs., son of son Caleb, plantation "Troy," in Balto. Co.; he dying without issue, to pass to grandsons Jno. and Caleb Dorsey, sons of son Caleb afsd.
To grandson John, son of Edward, deceased, personalty, to be held by his mother, -- , until he is 21 yrs. of age; and to grandchild. Charles, Ridgely, 2nd son of dau. Deborah, and other grandchild. afsd., personalty. Boys to receive their estate at 21 yrs.
To dau. Deborah Clegatt, personalty.
Son Caleb, ex. and residuary legatee of estate.
Test: Joseph Howard, Thos. Higgens, Sam'll Dorsey, Thos. Rogers, Jno. Beale, Vachel Denton. 14. 26.

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From http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~paxson/southern/dorsey.html:

John Dorsey2, was born ca. 1645 in Lower Norfolk County, Virginia, the son of Edward and his wife Ann, and died in 1715 in Maryland. He emigrated with his family in 1649 to Anne Arundel County, Maryland. John married in 1684 Pleasance ELY . One source identifies her as the step-daughter of Thomas WAINWRIGHT (d. 1729), while another states Thomas was her second husband. John is usually referred to in the records as "Hon." or Captain, a rank he held from 1695 until his death in 1714/5. Although raised as a Friend, he was later identified as Protestant, meaning neither Quaker or Anglican.[19]

"In 1663 John was living with his brothers at "Hockley in the Hole", Anne Arundel County, because it was surveyed for them on 27 January that year. This 400 acre plot had been taken up by their father sometime before 1658, on the south side of the Severn "and or a branch of Broad Creek". In 1681 John bought out his brothers' rights to it. He paid Edward 24,000 pounds of tobacco for it and additional land Edward had bought, and paid 8,000 pounds to Joshua. When it was resurveyed in 1683 (or 1685) it was found to contain 842 (or 843) acres (or resurveyed in 1685 and contained 1,842 acres).[20] The secondary accounts of the original records are a little hard to interpret in large part because they don't always differentiate among the multiplicity of bureaucratic steps necessary to secure title to a tract of land. The original patent was in the possession of a descendent, Anne Elizabeth Dorsey, who was still living in the old homestead in 1913. A photo of that date shows a relatively small house with two dormers on the roof, one chimney at the left end of the photo, and a narrow porch with a roof two storeys high suported on thin columns. The house was nearly obscured with shrubbery.[21] When we went to find it in April 2004, there was a white historical marker on the road, but the two houses that might conceivably have been a remnant of the old homestead both looked twentieth century, to me.

"John purchased significant amounts of land during his life. A list of them, by their names, includes:[22]

"Howard's Heirship" (150 acres) purchased from Cornelius and Elizabeth HOWARD on 4 August 1679; they were the brother and sister-in-law of our John Howard ;
"Hockley in the Hole", purchased Edward's and Joshua's rights in 1681; resurveyed in 1683 and found to contain 842 acres (see above);
"Orphan's Addition", near "Hockley in the Hole", on 10 March 1697, which he gave to his son Caleb on 6 August 1702;
"Dorsey's Adventure" (400 acres on Elk Ridge between the Patuxent and Patapsco) on 30 Feb [sic: perhaps April?] 1688; this tract with the next one were called "Patuxent Plantation", and were bequeathed to John's grandson, John Dorsey;
"Dorsey's Search" (479 acres) purchased on 6 December 1694 from James BAYLEY;
"Troy" (763 acres) on 12 October 1694;
"White Wine and Claret" (1,400 acres) on 6 January 1702;
"Whitaker's Purchase" (79 acres) in 1704;
"Roper's Increase" (100 acres) obtained on 14 February 1705 from Cornelius and Mary HOWARD;
"Mt. Gilboa" (245 acres) in 1706, which he conveyed the next year to Richard COLEGATE.

"On 12 June 1688 John and his brother Edward acquired land in what was then Baltimore County (now Howard County). Edward settled on his "Major's Choice", but John did not build on his "Dorsey's Adventure". Instead John commissioned surveyors to "go beyond Richard Warfield" in upper Anne Arundel County. There on 10 November 1695 he patented "Troy", 736 acres, between the present towns of Elkridge and Guilford, where he built his home. He also patented "Isle of Ely", named for his wife's family, and "Dorsey's Search". Another source says that Pleasance herself took up the tract after John's death, which she named "The Isle of Ely". The tax return of 1695 recorded, "John Dawsey's Quarter, on Elke Ridge, etc.", so John had a house there by that year. This makes "Troy" the oldest remaining house in Howard County, although it has been greatly altered. Originally "Troy" was a one-storey house with a front porch devoid of any ornamentation other than a simple ballustrade. Other floors were added later. The interior and exterior walls were about two feet thick. The old family burial ground was on one side of the house. The front porch now overlooks Meadowridge Cemetery (once part of the Dorsey estate) and route I-95. The entrance is from route 1 north of Dorsey Road.[23]

"John, like his brothers, probably opposed the Revolution of 1689. He gained his first appointed office from Governor Francis NICHOLSON who was sympathetic to the proprietor. From then on John had an active public career. He was appointed Justice of the Peace in Anne Arundel County in 1694 and 1696. In 1694 he was appointed to a commission charged with laying out the town and port of Anne Arundel in the County of the same name. On 17 May 1695 he petitioned the Assembly for a boat to carry the Burgesses of Anne Arundel County to St. Mary's. He was Captain in the Baltimore County militia in 1696. John served on a commission to oversee and direct construction of a Provincial prison in Annapolis. He was named to another commission to report on repairs to a house (purchased from his cousin Major Edward Dorsey) for the storage of public arms.[24]

"In 1692, after the consolidation of the reign of William and Mary in England, a new government was elected in Maryland that was very unsympathetic to Friends. They required an oath of allegiance in order to sit in the Assembly, and four Friends were immediately dismissed. The lower house tried to substitute an affirmation, but Governor Lionel COPLEY insisted on conforming to English practice. That year the Church of England was established, with a compulsary poll tax of forty pounds of tobacco. There were renewed efforts to force Friends to serve in the militia. The following year Friends were not permitted to give evidence in court unless they gave an oath. John Dorsey served as a member of the lower House of Assembly in 1692-93, and again in 1701-04 when a modified bill, rewritten by the Privy Council to meet some of the objections of Friends, was passed. It retained the 40 lb. tax to support the established church, and Friends continued up until the Revolution to suffer distraint of goods for refusing to pay it. In 1704 a bill was passed stipulating again that all office-holders must swear an oath.[25] I do not know how John felt about these attacks on his family's faith.

"John sat in the Lower House for Anne Arundel County in 1692-93 and 1701-04. He was appointed to the Provincial Council where he served from 1710/1 to 1714/5. On 18 January 1714 he described himself as "being lame and indisposed" and asked to be excused from the Council meeting. The following year the Council was said to consist of twelve "of the most able and discreet gentlemen" of the Province, including "John Dorsey, Esq., lately deceased."[26]

"John was a planter and merchant, somewhat more prosperous and less controversial than his older brother Edward. At the time of his first election, in 1692, John owned 1,242 acres. By 1696 he owned 2,484. In 1699 he was listed among the taxables on the South side of Patapsco, owning five slaves. Shortly thereafter he moved his family to "Troy", 763 acres at Elk Ridge, Baltimore County, which had been surveyed 12 October 1694. He took up 1,400 acres called "White Wine and Claret" between the present towns of Simpsonville and Clarksville in Howard County on 6 January 1702. The story goes that he sent out the surveyors with an ample supply of those liquid refreshments; when they returned with crooked lines, John figured that was the cause, and kept the name. The tax lists for Baltimore County sometimes indicate the number of slaves he owned at various plantations. In 1699 he had five on South Side Patapsco; in 1702 four, and in 1703 ten at Elk Ridge.[27]

"A few Friends were exercised about the institution of slavery, citing Jesus' injunction to do unto others as you would have them do unto you. But nothing was done at this time to rid the Society of Friends of this blemish. A few Friends were also exercised about the excessive use of tobacco. Hardshaw Monthly Meeting in Lancashire, Old England, minuted this advice 14 Fourth Month [June] 1691:

'It being considered that the too frequent use of smoking Tobacco is inconsistent with friends holy profession, it is desired that such as have occasion to make use thereof take it privately, neither too publicly in their own houses, nor by the highways, streets, or in alehouses or elsewhere, tending to the abetting the common excess.[27a]'

"Most Maryland Friends were oblivious of these movements that would impact so heavily on their economic and social well being.

"John signed his will in Baltimore County on 26 November 1714; it was witnessed by six men, one of whom signed with a mark. It was probated 22 March 1714/5. He left one third of his real and personal estate, after the payment of his debts, to his wife Pleasance as full payment of her dower. She was to be given her choice of either the plantation on South River or "my own dwelling plantation" on Elk Ridge. Her share of the estate included four human beings: Jacob and his wife Jenny, and two other Negro men, Lyman and Sambo. John's extensive real estate holdings and the remaining slaves were carefully apportioned to his grandchildren, with instructions for their further disposal if a given grandchild died with no heirs. His daughter Deborah was to be given £50, doled out at the rate of £8 per year "for her support", but no real estate. Her children were the third back-up to inherit if other grandchildren died without heirs. The residue went to his son Caleb, who was named executor. Nathaniell and Thomasin STINCHCOMB owed money to him.[28]

"An inventory of John's property was taken on 25 April 1715 by Thomas HAMMOND and John ISRAEL. The only values given in the Dorsey Family's copy were for the seventeen enslaved people. An odd assortment of items were listed "At the Home Plantation", "In the New Room", and "in the Kitchen". They included one silver tankard and one silver spoon; a dozen old leather chairs, six new leather chairs, and 4 "Turkey workt" chairs; an old sealskin trunk; a gun and 1/4 lb. of gunpowder; a small looking glass; one feather bed with canvas tick[ing], rug blanket, sheets, bedstead, and pillows; another feather bed and furniture, curtains and "vallens" [valence]; one pair Taylors Shears; a pair of money scales and weights; one parcel of new books; a pair of spectacles and case; 8 small brushes, 3 old combs, 3 pair sissors; 1 parcel of spice. There were lots of shoes, indicating the kind of merchandize with which John dealt: 2 dozen and 10 pair men's shoes, 3 pair women's shoes, 21 pair men's shoes. To go with them, 13 pair "large wove" stockings, 1 pair motheaten stockings, 20 pair of 4-thread hose, 5 pair women's thread stockings, 8 pair men's worsted hose, 1 pair large wove stockings. Then there was thread: 6.5 lbs. colored, 3 lbs. "Whited brown, coarse", 2 lbs. finer, 1 lb. brown, 1.5 lb. White and Brown, .5 lb. fine white, and about 1 lb. silk. John also had 6 gross Coat buttons and 6.5 gross Vest buttons, and about 5 gross fine thread [buttons?]. The only food mentioned was 1,692 lbs. of bacon. Negroes were listed "in the Kitchen": 2-year-old girl Beck; 6-year-old boy Sambo; 4-year-old boy Roger; 10-year-old girl Sarah, "much hurt by fire"; a "dropsical man" Jack; men named Jack and Tom, and one without a name; a woman, Beck, and young (unnamed) girl with child. The total value of these ten people was a mere £163 and 10d. At the Elk Ridge House there was ten lbs. of old pewter, a punch bowl, and more enslaved people: men named Simon, Sambo, Jack, and Toby; a woman named Jenny, a one-year old girl named Hagar and another girl (age not listed) named Juno. They were valued at £157. Other, unspecified items were at "Pattuxant Quarter", at South River, and at the "New Design". He probably owned about 5,000 acres; his estate was valued at £2,752.11.1.[29]

"Pleasance, "of austere memory" was described in family records: "between her name and her disposition there was no similarity." She married a second time, on 30 November 1722, Thomas WAINWRIGHT. With this marriage, "Troy" passed to her grandson Basil Dorsey, son of Caleb. Thomas died in 1729, leaving Pleasance the greater part of his estate. Pleasance apparently used her wealth to invest in land. A warrant was made out for her 17 December 1717 for 200 acres called "Isle of Ely" adjacent to "Troy". That year she also bought 100 acre "Oldman's Folly". In 1720 she bought 200 acre "Roper's Increase" (perhaps part of the original of which her husband had bought 79 acres in 1705), 50 acre "Howard's Addition", and 120 acre "Poplar Spring Garden" in Baltimore County at the head of the Patapsco River, adjacent to "Howard's Ridge".[30]

"Pleasance died in 1734. Her estate was appraised 14 August 1734, by Benjamin HOWARD and John HAMMOND, son of Charles. Her possessions included some items that had been in her first husband's inventory. Pleasance had wearing apparel, a silver tankard and cups, a silver spoon, thimble, and buckles, 3 silk handkerchiefs, taylor's shears, 2 small punch bowls, 4 ivory handled knives and forks, a pepper box, 1 caster, 1 tin baster, 1 flesh fork, 1 cutting knife and 1 pen knife, 2 chests, a pair of spectacles, 2 "Turkey-workt" chairs, 6 old books (unspecified), furniture and kitchen utensils, stock and feed, one old Negro man named Tom, one old Negro woman named Beck, and one Negro lad named George.[31]


Noted events in his life were:

• Religion: raised a Quaker.

• Surveyed: "Hockley-in-the-Hole," on the south side of the Severn, owned by his father, Edward Darcy, 27 Jan 1664, Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, (United States). The entire "Hockley" grant may have ultimately consisted of 2,000 acres. It was near the site of Annapolis, on Cabin Neck Brook, a tributary of the Severn River, between Hockley Creek and Underwoods Creek.

• Patented: 400 acres 3 miles from Annapolis called "Hockley-in-the-Hole" with his brothers Edward and Joshua, 20 Aug 1664, Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, (United States). "Hockley-in-the-Hole" was located on Cabin Neck Brook, which fed Underwoods Creek, a tributary of the Severn.

• Purchased: "Howard's Heirship," 150 acres, from Cornelius and Elizabeth Howard, 4 Aug 1679.

• Purchased: his brother Joshua's right in "Hockley-in-the-Hole", Bef Dec 1681, Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, (United States). for 8,000 lbs. of tobacco.

• Purchased: his brother Edward's right in "Hockley-in-the-Hole", 6 Dec 1681, Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, (United States). for 24,000 lbs. of tobacco

• Resurveyed: Hockley plantation, 1683, Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, (United States). and found it to contain 843 acres instead of the 400 acres first surveyed.

• Purchased: "Dorsey's Adventure," 400 acres on Elk Ridge between the Patuxent and Patapsco rivers, 29 Feb 1688, Baltimore (Howard), Maryland, (United States). This tract, with the one next to it, were called "Patuxent Plantation" and bequeathed to John's grandson, John Dorsey ("Patuxent John" Dorsey).

• Purchased: "Troy," 763 acres on Elk Ridge, 12 Oct 1694, Baltimore (Howard), Maryland, (United States). "Troy" was located between the present towns of Elkridge and Guilford. [It may have been only 736 acres.]

• Purchased: "Dorsey's Search," 479 acres, from James Bayley, 6 Dec 1694, Baltimore (Howard), Maryland, (United States). This estate was on both sides of the north branch of the Patuxent. He bequeathed it to his grandson "Patuxent John" Dorsey.

• Served: as a commissioner for the development of the town and port of Annapolis, 1694, Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, (United States).

• Served: in the Lower House of the Assembly for Anne Arundel County, from abt 1694 to 1711, Maryland, (United States).

• Served: as Justice of the Peace, 1694, Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, (United States).

• Residence: on "Troy Hill", by 1695, Anne Arundel (Howard), Maryland, (United States). From http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~paxson/southern/dorsey.html:
"John commissioned surveyors to 'go beyond Richard Warfield' in upper Anne Arundel County. There on 10 November 1695 he patented 'Troy', 736 acres, between the present towns of Elkridge and Guilford, where he built his home... The tax return of 1695 recorded, 'John Dawsey's Quarter, on Elke Ridge, etc.', so John had a house there by that year. This makes 'Troy' the oldest remaining house in Howard County, although it has been greatly altered. Originally 'Troy' was a one-storey house with a front porch devoid of any ornamentation other than a simple ballustrade. Other floors were added later. The interior and exterior walls were about two feet thick. The old family burial ground was on one side of the house. The front porch now overlooks Meadowridge Cemetery (once part of the Dorsey estate) and route I-95."

• Served: as Justice of the Peace, 1696, Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, (United States).

• Served: as Captain in the Baltimore County Militia, 1696, Baltimore Co., Maryland, (United States).

• Purchased: "Orphan's Addition" near "Hockley in the Hole", 10 Mar 1697, Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, (United States).

• Built: his residence "Troy Hill" in his homestead "Troy" on Elk Ridge, by 1699, Baltimore (Howard), Maryland, (United States).

• Moved: to his plantation called "Troy" on Elk Ridge, 1699, Baltimore (Howard), Maryland, (United States).

• Acquired: "South River Quarter," a plantation on the South River, Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, (United States).

• Purchased: "White Wine and Claret," 1400 acres on the south side of the middle branch of the Patuxent, 6 Jan 1702, Anne Arundel (Howard), Maryland, (United States). The estate was located between the present towns of Simpsonville and Clarksville in Howard County.

• Gave: "Hockley-in-the-Hole" and "Orphan's Addition" to his son Caleb, 6 Aug 1702, Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, (United States).

• Acquired: "Whitaker's Purchase," 79 acres adjoining "Dorsey's Adventure" on Elk Ridge, 1704, Baltimore (Howard), Maryland, (United States).

• Purchased: "Roper's Increase," 100 acres, from Cornelius and Mary Howard, 14 Feb 1705.

• Purchased: "Mt. Gilboa," 246 acres, 1706.

• Conveyed: "Mt. Gilboa" to Richard Colegate, 1707.

• Served: in the Provincial Council, 1711-1715.

• Served: in the Upper House of the Assembly, From 1711 to 1714, Maryland, (United States).

• Will: 26 Nov 1714, Baltimore Co., Maryland, (United States).

• Probate: 22 Mar 1715.

• Inventory: of his estate was taken by Thomas Hammond and John Israel, 25 Apr 1715, Baltimore Co., Maryland, (United States). Among the holdings were 17 slaves, at least 7 of whom were young children.

• Funeral: 11 Apr 1716.

John married Pleasance Ely,13 49 50 daughter of Edward Ely and Unknown, in 1683 in <Anne Arundel>, Maryland, (United States). Pleasance was born about 1660 in Maryland, (United States) and died before 14 Aug 1734 in Baltimore Co., Maryland, (United States). Another name for Pleasance was Pleasence Ely.

Birth Notes: FamilySearch.org AFN: 1563-GQC b. 1650? MD.

Wikipedia - Charles Ridgely II - has (ca. 1660-1734).

Death Notes: http://www.srdunn.net/Steve%20Dunn.pdf has d. 1733 in Baltimore Co., MD.

http://www.rootsweb.com/~mdannear/firstfam/dorsey/d221.htm#P221 has d. before 14 Aug 1734.

Wikipedia - Charles Ridgely II - has (ca. 1660-1734).

Research Notes: From http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~paxson/southern/dorsey.html

"Pleasance, "of austere memory" was described in family records: "between her name and her disposition there was no similarity." She married a second time, on 30 November 1722, Thomas WAINWRIGHT. With this marriage, "Troy" passed to her grandson Basil Dorsey, son of Caleb. Thomas died in 1729, leaving Pleasance the greater part of his estate. Pleasance apparently used her wealth to invest in land. A warrant was made out for her 17 December 1717 for 200 acres called "Isle of Ely" adjacent to "Troy". That year she also bought 100 acre "Oldman's Folly". In 1720 she bought 200 acre "Roper's Increase" (perhaps part of the original of which her husband had bought 79 acres in 1705), 50 acre "Howard's Addition", and 120 acre "Poplar Spring Garden" in Baltimore County at the head of the Patapsco River, adjacent to "Howard's Ridge".[30]

"Pleasance died in 1734. Her estate was appraised 14 August 1734, by Benjamin HOWARD and John HAMMOND, son of Charles. Her possessions included some items that had been in her first husband's inventory. Pleasance had wearing apparel, a silver tankard and cups, a silver spoon, thimble, and buckles, 3 silk handkerchiefs, taylor's shears, 2 small punch bowls, 4 ivory handled knives and forks, a pepper box, 1 caster, 1 tin baster, 1 flesh fork, 1 cutting knife and 1 pen knife, 2 chests, a pair of spectacles, 2 "Turkey-workt" chairs, 6 old books (unspecified), furniture and kitchen utensils, stock and feed, one old Negro man named Tom, one old Negro woman named Beck, and one Negro lad named George.[31]"

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From Side-Lights on Maryland History, vol. 2, pp. 212-213:

"This Charles Ridgely married Deborah Dorsey, the daughter of Honorable John Dorsey and Pleasance Ely. Of this lady the family records say between her name and her disposition there was no similarity."

Ibid., pp. 87-91:

"...It was at the house on Prince George's Street that Major Edward Dorsey lived during the lifetime of his first wife, Sarah Wyatt, while the Honorable John Dorsey, captain of the Baltimore County militia in later years, took possession of Hockley, three miles from Annapolis, over which his wife, Madam Pleasance Ely, presided, of whom it has been noted--perhaps as a warning to her descendants, that her name was in no sense suggestive of her disposition.

"Certain it is that the amiable Sarah, wife of Major Edward Dorsey, died, after bearing six sons and two daughters to her liege lord, while 'Pleasance,' of austere memory, buried the 'Honorable John,' and was led a second time to the altar by Thomas Wainwright."

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From The Founders of Anne Arundel and Howard Counties, Maryland, pp. 61-62:

"Coming into possession of 'Hockley,' in 1683, Hon. John Dorsey married Plesance Ely, who later took up a tract of land on Elk Ridge, which she named 'The Isle of Ely.'... He left an exceedingly intelligent will of entail, which gives a summary of his large estate. It reads: 'My wife, Plesance, is to have one-third of my estate, and also the choice of my estate on South River, or my now dwelling place on Elk Ridge...

"Mrs. Plesance Dorsey became Mrs Robert Wainwright. Her tract, 'The Isle of Ely,' was sold by her grandson, 'Patuxent John Dorsey,' to Basil Dorsey, of Caleb, whose homestead, 'Troy Hill,' was the former residence of Hon. John Dorsey."




Noted events in her life were:

• Inherited: One-third of Hon. John Dorsey's estate, 1715, Baltimore Co., Maryland, (United States).

• Inherited: Hon. John Dorsey's estate "Troy" on the South River or "Troy Hill" on Elk Ridge, 1715, <Anne Arundel>, Maryland, (United States). This estate passed to her grandson Basil Dorsey, son of Caleb, upon her marriage to Thomas Wainwright on 30 November 1722.

• Acquired: "The Isle of Ely," 200 acres on Elk Ridge adjacent to "Troy", 17 Dec 1717, <Anne Arundel (Howard)>, Maryland, (United States).

• Purchased: "Oldman's Folly," 100 acres, 1717.

• Purchased: "Roper's Increase," 200 acres, 1720.

• Purchased: "Howard's Addition," 50 acres, 1720.

• Purchased: "Poplar Spring Garden," 120 acres at the head of the Patapsco River, adjacent to "Howard's Ridge", 1720, Baltimore Co., Maryland, (United States).

• Conveyed: her inherited Dorsey holdings to her grandson Basil Dorsey upon her marriage to Thomas Wainwright, 30 Nov 1722.

• Appraisal: of her estate by Benjamin Howard and John Hammond, son of Charles, 14 Aug 1734.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 35 M    i. Edward Dorsey 51 52 was born about 1678 in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, (United States) and died in 1701 in South Patapsco Hundred, Baltimore (Anne Arundel), Maryland, (United States) about age 23.

+ 36 F    ii. Deborah Dorsey 13 53 54 55 was born about 1685 and died before 1752.

+ 37 M    iii. Caleb Dorsey, of Hockley in the Hole [son of Capt. John] 27 56 57 58 59 was born on 11 Nov 1685 in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, (United States) and died in 1742 in "Hockley-in-the-Hole", St. Anne's Parish, Anne Arundel (Howard), Maryland, (United States) at age 57.

19. Joshua Dorsey, of "Hockley" 28 29 (Edward, "the Colonist"16, Edward, [uncertain]15, Thomas, of Hornby, Yorkshire14, John, of Chiche, Essex13, Thomas12, Roger, of Danbury, Essex11, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex10, Robert, of Maldon, Essex9, Robert, of Malden, Essex8, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex7, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex, England6, Henry, of Little Malden, Essex, England5, Norman, of Little Malden, Essex4, Alexander, of Little Malden, Essex3, Michael, of Little Malden, Essex2, Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1) was born about 1646 in Virginia, United States and died in 1688 in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, United States about age 42.

Research Notes: Patented "Hockley-in-the-Hole" on the south side of the Severn with his brothers John and Edward.

From The Founders of Anne Arundel and Howard Counties, Maryland, p. 56:

"The following record is taken from 'Our Early Settlers.'--A list of our early arrivels up to 1680.

"'Robert Bullen demands lands for bringing over a number of passengers, amongst whom was Edward Dorsey, in 1661.'

"The same record adds, 'Aug. 25th, 1664, patented to him, John and Joshua Dorsey, a plantation called "Hockley-in-the-Hole," four hundred acres.'

"In 1683, this land was resurveyed for John Dorsey, and found to contain 843 acres. 400 acres first surveyed being old rents remaining new, whole now i the possession of Caleb Dorsey.

"Such is the record of 'Hockley' upon our Rent Rolls, at Annapolis."

Ibid., p. 30:
"South-side Severn settlements were increased in 1662. Matthew Howard, who had come up from Lower Norfolk, Virginia, in 1650, with his neighbor and relative, Edward Lloyd, had died before 1659, but his five sons now came. They were Captain Cornelius Howard, of 'Howard's Heirship and Chance'; Samuel Howard, of 'Howard's Hope'; John Howard, of 'Howard's Interest'' all adjoining near Round Bay. Philip and Matthew were on North Severn. In 1664, the three sons of Edward Dorsey, the immigrant of 1650--relatives of the Howards--took up and patented their father's survey of 'Hockley-in-the-Hole.' They were Colonel Edward Dorsey, Joshua and Hon. John Dorsey, prominent leaders in political movements and representatives in legislative measures."

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From http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=adgedge&id=I41179:

(1a) 1681, 6 Dec: Edward DORSY, "Son and heir of Edward DORSY late of the County of Ann Arundell" sold the parcel Hockley in the Hole granted to "the said Edward DORSY, Joshua DORSY and John DORSEY my brothers" on 20 Aug. 1664. (2) 1681: Edward DORSEY of Anne Arundel Co., son and heir of the late Edward DORSEY, gentleman, deceased, transfered to my brother John DORSEY, for 24,000 pounds of tobacco, my right in a tract of land called "Hockley-in-the-Hole," granted to Edward, Joshua, and John DORSEY in 1664. Joshua DORSEY deeded to his brother John DORSEY, for 8,000 pounds of tobacco, his right in the same tract.
(2) He located upon "Taunton," a tract taken up by Lawrence RICHARDSON and left by him to his sons, one of whom, Lawrence Jr., conveyed his interest to Joshua DORSEY.
(1b) 1687, 20 Feb: (2) 1687/8: (1b,2) Joshua DORSEY made his will. (1b) Made bequests to his "cousins" John, Samuel and Matthew HOWARD. (1) Though not stated, these were children of Matthew HOWARD, Jr. [who married Joshua's sister Sarah DORSEY]. (2) Granted one third of his estate to his widow, Sarah DORSEY, and made his brothers Edward and John DORSEY guardians for the education of his son John DORSEY, to whom he left his estate. Gave to loving cousin John HOWARD a grey gelding; to cousin Samuel HOWARD, two hogsheads of tobacco. Gave to cousin Sarah DORSEY 20 shillings to buy her a ring.
(1c) 1688, 3 May: John ACTON made his will. Sarah DORSEY called widow and relict of Joshua DORSEY.


Noted events in his life were:

• Patented: 400 acres 3 miles from Annapolis called "Hockley-in-the-Hole" with his brothers Edward and John, 20 Aug 1664, Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, (United States). The entire "Hockley" grant may have consisted of 2,000 acres.

• Deeded: his interest in "Hockley" to his brother John, 1681.

• Located: upon "Taunton", 1681, Maryland, (United States). "Taunton" was a tract taken up by Lawrence Richardson and left by him to his sons, one of whom, Lawrence, Jr., conveyed his interest to Joshua Dorsey.

• Will: Signed will, 20 Apr 1688. From Founders of Anne Arundel and Howard Counties, p. 59:
Joshua Dorsey's will, of 1687-8, granted one-third of his estate to his widow, Sarah Dorsey, and made his brothers, Edward and John, guardians for the education of his son, John Dorsey, to whom he left his estate. His will further reads:

"To my loving cousin, John Howard, a grey gelding; to cousin Samuel Howard, two hogsheads of tobacco. I bequeath to my cousin, Sarah Dorsey, twenty shillings, to buy her a ring."

• Probate: Estate probated, 21 Jun 1688, Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, United States.

Joshua married Sarah Richardson,29 daughter of Lawrence Richardson and Unknown,. Sarah died in 1705.

Research Notes: With her two brothers, John and Lawrence Richardson, inherited her fathers land upon the Severn. After becoming the wife of Joshua Dorsey of "Hockley," Joshua sold his interest to his brother, Hon. John Dorsey, and removed to the estate of his wife.


Children from this marriage were:

+ 38 M    i. Col. John Dorsey, [son of Joshua] 60 61 was born about 1688 in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, United States and died after 1735.

+ 39 F    ii. <Mary> Dorsey

20. Ann Dorsey, [uncertain] 30 (Edward, "the Colonist"16, Edward, [uncertain]15, Thomas, of Hornby, Yorkshire14, John, of Chiche, Essex13, Thomas12, Roger, of Danbury, Essex11, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex10, Robert, of Maldon, Essex9, Robert, of Malden, Essex8, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex7, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex, England6, Henry, of Little Malden, Essex, England5, Norman, of Little Malden, Essex4, Alexander, of Little Malden, Essex3, Michael, of Little Malden, Essex2, Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1) was born about 1649, died on 27 Apr 1698 in "Greenberry Point", Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, (United States) about age 49, and was buried in St. Anne's Episcopal Church, Annapolis, Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, (United States).

Research Notes: From http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=adgedge&id=I41174:

(1) Some researchers have attributed a daughter to Edward DORSEY a daughter Ann who married Nicholas GREENBERRY. There is no evidence that Edward DORSEY had a daughter named Ann. While Nicholas GREENBERRY's wife was named Ann, she could not have been a daughter of Edward DORSEY. Nicholas GREENBERRY did not emigrate from England to Maryland until 1674, at which time he arrived with his wife and two children. (Maryland Patent Liber 18 (Vol. 21):160 FHL microfilm 0,013,071.) Land was claimed in 1674 for Nicholas GREENBERRY, wife, and two children (not named) who were on the ship "Constant Friendship." His wife could not have been the daughter of Edward DORSEY, who had been living in the colonies for over 25 years.

21. Sarah Dorsey 31 (Edward, "the Colonist"16, Edward, [uncertain]15, Thomas, of Hornby, Yorkshire14, John, of Chiche, Essex13, Thomas12, Roger, of Danbury, Essex11, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex10, Robert, of Maldon, Essex9, Robert, of Malden, Essex8, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex7, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex, England6, Henry, of Little Malden, Essex, England5, Norman, of Little Malden, Essex4, Alexander, of Little Malden, Essex3, Michael, of Little Malden, Essex2, Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1) was born about 1650 in Virginia, United States and died before Oct 1691 in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, (United States). Another name for Sarah was Sarah Darcy.

Research Notes: http://www.rootsweb.com/~mdannear/firstfam/dorsey/d4320.htm#P4320:

From Side-Lights on Maryland History with Sketches of Early Maryland Families by Hester Dorsey Richard, Baltimore, Maryland, 1918, vol. 2, p. 91:

"Sarah Dorsey, the only sister of the three brothers of Hockley, married Matthew Howard, one of the original five Howards who came to Maryland in 1650, the same year in which Edward Darcy patented his first land. The sons and daughters of all the early Dorseys married the representatives of Colonial worthies of prominence and influence until it is almost impossible to name an early notable from whom the later generations do not descend, or a persn of eminence in Maryland and many out of the State who do not with pride claim their Dorsey forbears."

Sarah married Matthew Howard, Jr.,3 62 63 64 son of Matthew Howard and Anne Hall, before May 1667 in <Maryland, (United States)>. Matthew was born about 1641, was christened in 1643 in Lower Norfolk Co., Virginia, (United States), and died on 12 Jan 1692 in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, (United States) about age 51.

Research Notes: From Founders of Anne Arundel and Howard Counties, p. 29:
"The impetus of immigration, after 1660, was distinctly shown upon the Rent Rolls of the county. Upon Broad Neck Hundred additional surveys reached up to the Magothy. Thomas Homewood, William Hopkins, and Richard Young, were near the Magothy.

"Matthew Howard resurveyed 'Howard's Inheritance,' adjoining William Hopkins. Thomas Underwood located upon Ferry Creek. Thomas Turner settled as a neighbor of Edward Lloyd and Richard Young."

Ibid., p. 30:
"South-side Severn settlements were increased in 1662. Matthew Howard, who had come up from Lower Norfolk, Virginia, in 1650, with his neighbor and relative, Edward Lloyd, had died before 1659, but his five sons now came. They were Captain Cornelius Howard, of 'Howard's Heirship and Chance'; Samuel Howard, of 'Howard's Hope'; John Howard, of 'Howard's Interest'' all adjoining near Round Bay. Philip and Matthew were on North Severn. In 1664, the three sons of Edward Dorsey, the immigrant of 1650--relatives of the Howards--took up and patented their father's survey of 'Hockley-in-the-Hole.' They were Colonel Edward Dorsey, Joshua and Hon. John Dorsey, prominent leaders in political movements and representatives in legislative measures."
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From http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=adgedge&id=I41172:
(1) 1645: Matthew HOWARD was executor of the will of Richard HALL, a merchant of VA, who, in 1610, was one of the "Grocers Court" of England which contributed 100 pounds toward the plantation in VA. Col. Cornelius LLOYD was a witness to the will. The testator's property was left to Ann, Elizabeth, John, Samuel, Matthew and Cornelius HOWARD, children of Matthew and Ann HOWARD.
(1) 1661: Henry CATLIN assigned his estate to Matthew HOWARD Jr., who resurveyed it as "Howard's Inheritance" adjoining William HOPKINS, and added it with "Hopkins Plantation", Anne Arundel Co., MD.
(1) 1662: The five sons of Matthew HOWARD came to the Severn in MD and seated themselves near their father's surveys. Surveyed and bought extensively upon the neck of the Severn and Magothy Rivers and lived on North Severn. John, Samuel, Matthew, Cornelius and Philip HOWARD had 900 acres granted to them as brothers.
(1) 1667, 7 May: Matthew HOWARD demanded land for transporting Sarah DARCY, his wife, John PINE, Thomas GLEVE, Thomas MADLOE, Wm. COOKE, Joseph WINDOES, Sarah DRIVEN, Elizabeth WARRENTON, Samuel DOYLE, Joane GARNISH. Warrant then issued in the same of Matthew HOWARD for 500 acres of land due him.
(1) Was an Associate Justice of Anne Arundel Co.
(1) Served on a committee of the port of entry.
(1) 1683: Henry HOWARD of Anne Arundel Co., MD made his will. Left to John HOWARD his wearing apparel, and to John HOWARD and Matthew HOWARD of Anne Arundel Co. each a silver seal ring. Left to John BENNETT and Sarah his wife a seal ring with the coat of arms and a hooked ring with the initials "F.C." Left to Sarah DASEY, wife of John DASEY, 200 acres of land upon the Gunpowder. His personal estate was granted to Edward SKIDMORE, Elizabeth SKIDMORE, and Michael SKIDMORE. To Theophilus HACKETT, his administrator, he left a pair of silk stockings and 1600 pounds of tobacco. Wits. Richard HOWARD.

Noted events in his life were:

• Patented: land on the North Severn, Abt 1662, Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, (United States).

• Elected: to the Lower House of the Maryland Assembly.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 40 F    i. Sarah Howard 65 66 died on 21 Dec 1726 in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, (United States) and was buried in Westminster Parish, Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, (United States).

+ 41 M    ii. John Howard 67 died on 6 Dec 1702 in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, (United States) and was buried in St. Margaret's, Westminster Parish, Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, (United States).

+ 42 M    iii. Samuel Howard 68 died between 1687 and 1691 in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, (United States).

+ 43 M    iv. Matthew Howard 69 died about 1700 in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, (United States).

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22. Edward Dorsey 34 35 (Edward, [Jr.] of "Dorsey" (Major)17, Edward, "the Colonist"16, Edward, [uncertain]15, Thomas, of Hornby, Yorkshire14, John, of Chiche, Essex13, Thomas12, Roger, of Danbury, Essex11, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex10, Robert, of Maldon, Essex9, Robert, of Malden, Essex8, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex7, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex, England6, Henry, of Little Malden, Essex, England5, Norman, of Little Malden, Essex4, Alexander, of Little Malden, Essex3, Michael, of Little Malden, Essex2, Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1) died before 1704.

Research Notes: Predeceased his father, dying intestate.

From http://genforum.genealogy.com/norwood/messages/1247.html:

Edward Dorsey Jr. predeceased his father. Died intestate without children. An inventory May 14, 1702, taken by Samuel Young and Cornelius Howard, listed books, 2 white servants, 3 Negroes, and 130 gallons of cider. On April 1, 1708, during a session of the court, John Israel, Gent., the d.b.n. administrator of Col. Edw. Dorsey, deceased, who was the administrator of Edward Dorsey Jr., declared "whereas Col. Edward Dorsey in his life time paid large sums of money out of the said Edward Dorsey's estate, nevertheless there appears nothing thereof upon the record of the Court." The court issued citation to the heirs; thereupon,

[After April 1, 1708] John Petticourt appeared at court and acknowledged the receipt of &37/1/10 from his brother Edward Jr's estate.

[After April 1, 1708] Joseph Howard acknowledged receipt of &44/5/- from his brother Edward Jr.'s estate.

[After April 1, 1708] The guardian of John Dorsey (Edward's brother) acknowledged receipt of &37/5/- from his brother Edward Jr.'s estate.

[After April 1, 1708] Samuel Dorsey acknowledged receipt of &88/44/10 from his brother Edward Jr.'s estate.

[After April 1, 1708] Joshua Dorsey acknowledged receipt of &64/13/2 from his brother Edward Jr.'s estate.

[After April 1, 1708] The guardian of Nicholas Dorsey acknowledged receipt of &30/-/- from his brother Edward, Jr.'s estate.

Noted events in his life were:

• Received: part of 4 plantations bordering his father's dwelling-plantation on Elk Ridge from his father, 4 Jan 1701, Baltimore (Anne Arundel then Howard), Maryland, (United States). These 4 plantations were apparently to be held jointly by Major John Hammond, Captain Charles Hammond and Edward Dorsey.

23. Samuel Dorsey, [Major Edward] 36 37 38 (Edward, [Jr.] of "Dorsey" (Major)17, Edward, "the Colonist"16, Edward, [uncertain]15, Thomas, of Hornby, Yorkshire14, John, of Chiche, Essex13, Thomas12, Roger, of Danbury, Essex11, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex10, Robert, of Maldon, Essex9, Robert, of Malden, Essex8, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex7, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex, England6, Henry, of Little Malden, Essex, England5, Norman, of Little Malden, Essex4, Alexander, of Little Malden, Essex3, Michael, of Little Malden, Essex2, Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1) was born about 1682 and died on 14 Feb 1725 about age 43.

Research Notes: From Founders of Anne Arundel and Howard Counties, p. 59:

"Samuel exchanged with his brother, Joshua, his interest in 'Major's Choice' [after 1705], and held the lands of his mother, upon 'Wyatt's Hill,' on the Severn. His wife was Jane Dorsey. Their daughter, Patience--Samuel Howard, of Philip, in 1740.

"After the death of Colonel [Edward] Dorsey, Samuel contested the sale of Bloomsbury Square [in 1705], on the ground that it was entailed property, and though he was of age at the time of sale, he was not consulted by his father. The title remained in the purchaser."

Noted events in his life were:

• Inherited: "Major's Choice" from his father, Abt 1705.

Samuel married Jane <Dorsey>.37 38

24. Captain Joshua Dorsey 11 37 39 40 (Edward, [Jr.] of "Dorsey" (Major)17, Edward, "the Colonist"16, Edward, [uncertain]15, Thomas, of Hornby, Yorkshire14, John, of Chiche, Essex13, Thomas12, Roger, of Danbury, Essex11, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex10, Robert, of Maldon, Essex9, Robert, of Malden, Essex8, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex7, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex, England6, Henry, of Little Malden, Essex, England5, Norman, of Little Malden, Essex4, Alexander, of Little Malden, Essex3, Michael, of Little Malden, Essex2, Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1) was born in 1686 in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, (United States) and died on 28 Nov 1747 in Queen Caroline Parish, Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States) at age 61.

Research Notes: From Founders of Anne Arundel and Howard Counties, p. 59:
"Samuel exchanged with his brother, Joshua, his interest in 'Major's Choice' [after 1705], and held the lands of his mother, upon 'Wyatt's Hill,' on the Severn."
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From http://genforum.genealogy.com/norwood/messages/1247.html:
Notes for Capt Joshua Dorsey:
[Ancestors of Abednego Baker by Muriel Schulz.ged]

From Anne Arundel Gentry, pp. 57-58:
When not more than 18 years of age, he with his brother Samuel and Cousin Edward Dorsey were apprenticed on British merchant ships. He, however, relinquished the sea-faring life and settled at "Major's Choice," the parental estate which had been devised to his brother, Samuel. The plantation lay on one of the branches or falls of the Patapsco in what was known as Huntington Hundred, which later fell into Queen Caroline Parish at its organization.

Joshua Dorsey was a communicant of Queen Caroline Parish and occupied pew number one in Christ Church with his brother-in-law, Colonel Henry Ridgely. In October 1711, he was commissioned a Justice of the Peace for Anne Arundel County. He was Captain of the Provincial Militia and when Elk Ridge was organized into a township in 1732, he as Captain Joshua Dorsey of the Elk Ridge Company was made one of the Commissioners. During October 1742 the Lower House sitting in session at Annapolis conducted an inventory of the Powder House and recorded the issuance of certain instruments by the Armourer to several officers. Captain Joshua Dorsey had received "one Trumpet." [Md. Archives, vol. 29, p. 16; vol. 39, p. 125; vol. 42, p. 369.]

His will, written in the presence of Henry Ridgely, Basil Dorsey, Richard Simpson, Elizabeth Ridgely, Ephraim Howard, and Henry Howard, was probated in AA Co., Feb. 6, 1747/8. [Wills, Libert 25, Folio 315.]

To wife Anne during life the dwellng-planation "Major's Choice" of 250 acres, negroes and other personalty.
To son Henry "Dorsey's Angle" of 200 acres and "Dorsey's Hills" 200 acres.
To son Philemon "Brother's Partnership" taken up jointly by the testator's brother John.
To son Joshua "Locust Thickett" of 250 acres, personalty.
To son Nicholas "Huntingtown Quartet" of 250 acres and personalty.
To daughter Rachel Warfield 20 shillings.
To daughter Elizabeth Dorsey 20 lbs.
To daughter Ann Dorsey negroes and other personalty.
To daughter Sarah Dorsey negroes and other personalty.
To son Charles dwelling-plantation at decease of his mother, negroes and other personalty.
Executors - wife and sons Henry and Philemon.

The testator also mentioned his brother-in-law, Henry Ridgely, and his younger sons Nicholas and Charles.

His personal estate was appraised at 1,263/9/6 pounds, including among other personalty a library and 18 slaves. John Dorsey of Edward and Edward Dorsey approved as the kinsmen. An additional inventory was filed at court in Anne Arundel on March 12, 1752, recording a value of 129/4/2 pounds, with Anne Dorsey, Henry Dorsey, and Philemon Dorsey as the executors. It was approved by E. Dorsey and Henry Ridgely "as husband of one of the decease's daughters." [Inventories, Liber 36; Liber 48, folio 234.]

See Anne's Notes for her will.

[Brøderbund Family Archive #310, Ed. 1, Census Index: Colonial America, 1607-1789, Date of Import: Jul 2, 1997]

Individual: Dorsey, Joshua
County/State: Baltimore Co., MD
Location: Elk Ridge Hundred
Year: 1702
Census type code: Tax List

Individual: Dorsey, Joshua
County/State: Baltimore Co., MD
Location: N Side Patapsco Hu
Year: 1703

Noted events in his life were:

• Inherited: "Barnes Folly" from his father, Abt 1705.

Joshua married Ann Ridgely,40 daughter of Captain Henry Ridgely III and Catherine Greenberry, on 16 May 1711 in Queen Caroline Parish, Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States). Ann died in 1771.

Noted events in her life were:

• Will: 17 Oct 1771.

• Probate: of her estate, 11 Dec 1771, Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, (United States).

Children from this marriage were:

+ 44 M    i. Joshua Dorsey, [son of Capt. Joshua] 40 was born on 6 Mar 1712 in Christ Church, Queen Caroline Parish, Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States) and died in Feb 1790 at age 77.

+ 45 M    ii. Colonel Henry Dorsey 70 71 72 was born on 8 Nov 1712 in Christ Church, Queen Caroline Parish, Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States) and died on 14 Feb 1770 in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, (United States) at age 57.

+ 46 M    iii. Captain Philemon Dorsey 73 74 was born on 20 Jan 1715 in Christ Church, Queen Caroline Parish, Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States) and died on 7 Apr 1772 in "Brothers' Partnership", Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States) at age 57.

+ 47 F    iv. Rachel Dorsey 75 was born on 6 Jul 1717 in Christ Church, Queen Caroline Parish, Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States) and died on 14 Dec 1775 in Christ Church, Queen Caroline Parish, Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States) at age 58.

+ 48 F    v. Elizabeth Dorsey was born on 6 Mar 1720 in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, (United States), was christened in Christ Church, Queen Caroline Parish, Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States), died in Dec 1803 in Montgomery Co, Maryland, United States at age 83, and was buried on 8 Dec 1803 in Montgomery Co, Maryland, United States.

+ 49 M    vi. Nicholas Dorsey, [of Capt. Joshua] 76 77 was born on 2 Jun 1725 in Queen Caroline Parish, Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States) and died on 9 Oct 1792 in Elk Ridge, Anne Arundel (Howard), Maryland, United States at age 67.

+ 50 F    vii. Catharine Dorsey 40 was born on 21 Dec 1727 in Christ Church, Queen Caroline Parish, Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States) and died on 20 Apr 1746 in Christ Church, Queen Caroline Parish, Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States) at age 18.

+ 51 F    viii. Anne Dorsey 78 79 was born on 15 Oct 1730 in Christ Church, Queen Caroline Parish, Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States) and died on 15 Sep 1767 in Queen Caroline Parish, Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States) at age 36.

+ 52 F    ix. Sarah Dorsey, [dau. of Capt. Joshua] 80 was born on 27 May 1733 in Christ Church, Queen Caroline Parish, Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States).

+ 53 M    x. Charles Dorsey 40 was born on 11 Nov 1736 in Christ Church, Queen Caroline Parish, Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States).

25. John Dorsey, [of Major Edward] 1 37 41 42 43 (Edward, [Jr.] of "Dorsey" (Major)17, Edward, "the Colonist"16, Edward, [uncertain]15, Thomas, of Hornby, Yorkshire14, John, of Chiche, Essex13, Thomas12, Roger, of Danbury, Essex11, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex10, Robert, of Maldon, Essex9, Robert, of Malden, Essex8, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex7, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex, England6, Henry, of Little Malden, Essex, England5, Norman, of Little Malden, Essex4, Alexander, of Little Malden, Essex3, Michael, of Little Malden, Essex2, Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1) was born on 15 Jun 1688 in Annapolis, Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States), died on 13 Nov 1764 in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, (United States) at age 76, and was buried in 1764 in "First Discovery", Anne Arundel (Howard), Maryland, (United States).

Research Notes: From Historic Graves of Maryland, pp. 156-157:

"On September 27, 1727, the freeholders of Queen Caroline parish, then a part of Anne Arundel county, met at the parish church and 'made choice' of Henry Ridgely and John Howard as churchwardens; Thomas Wainright, John Dorsey son of Edward, John Hammond son of Charles, Orland Griffith, Richard Davis and Robert Shipley as vestrymen. ...[M]ost of these worthies were landowners in this section..."

Noted events in his life were:

• Inherited: part of "Long Reach" from his father, Abt 1705, Maryland, (United States).

John married Honor Elder,32 37 43 daughter of John Elder and Unknown, on 8 Apr 1708 in St. Anne's Episcopal Church, (Annapolis), Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States). Honor was born on 12 Oct 1689 in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, (United States) and died after 1756 in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, (United States). Other names for Honor were Honour Elder and Honour Stafford.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 54 F    i. Hannah Dorsey 81 was born on 26 Aug 1709 and died in 1789 in "Dorsey's Grove", Anne Arundel (Howard), Maryland, United States at age 80.

+ 55 F    ii. Ruth Dorsey 82 was born on 15 Oct 1710.

+ 56 M    iii. Michael Dorsey 83 84 85 was born on 15 Mar 1713 and died on 20 Dec 1776 in Queen Caroline Parish, Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States) at age 63.

+ 57 F    iv. Sarah Dorsey 18 86 was born on 15 Oct 1715 in Elk Ridge, Anne Arundel (Howard), Maryland, (United States) and died on 4 Mar 1790 in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, (United States) at age 74.

+ 58 F    v. Susannah Dorsey 86 87 was born on 12 Dec 1717 in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, (United States) and died in 1769 in "Dorsey's Grove", Anne Arundel (Howard), Maryland, United States at age 52.

+ 59 M    vi. Vachel Dorsey 71 84 88 89 90 was born on 20 Oct 1726 in Queen Caroline Parish, Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States) and died on 9 Mar 1798 in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, United States at age 71.

+ 60 M    vii. Edward Dorsey, (of John) 91 was born on 25 Oct 1728 in Elk Ridge, Anne Arundel (Howard), Maryland, (United States) and died in 1788 in <Anne Arundel>, Maryland, United States at age 60.

26. Nicholas Dorsey, [son of Col. Edward] 37 42 44 (Edward, [Jr.] of "Dorsey" (Major)17, Edward, "the Colonist"16, Edward, [uncertain]15, Thomas, of Hornby, Yorkshire14, John, of Chiche, Essex13, Thomas12, Roger, of Danbury, Essex11, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex10, Robert, of Maldon, Essex9, Robert, of Malden, Essex8, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex7, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex, England6, Henry, of Little Malden, Essex, England5, Norman, of Little Malden, Essex4, Alexander, of Little Malden, Essex3, Michael, of Little Malden, Essex2, Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1) was born about 1690, died before 25 Sep 1717 in Baltimore Co., Maryland, (United States), and was buried on 25 Sep 1717 in All Hallows Parish, Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States).

Noted events in his life were:

• Inherited: "Long Reach" at Elk Ridge from his father, Abt 1705, <Baltimore (Anne Arundel)>, Maryland, (United States).

• Probate: 13 Feb 1718, Baltimore Co., Maryland, (United States).

Nicholas married Frances Hughes 37 44 on 20 Dec 1709. Frances was born on 18 May 1692 in St. Anne's Parish, Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States) and died about 1717 about age 25.

The child from this marriage was:

+ 61 M    i. Nicholas Dorsey, Jr. 71 77 84 92 was born about 1713 in <Anne Arundel>, Maryland, (United States) and died before 28 May 1780 in Baltimore Co., Maryland, (United States).

27. Benjamin Dorsey 37 45 (Edward, [Jr.] of "Dorsey" (Major)17, Edward, "the Colonist"16, Edward, [uncertain]15, Thomas, of Hornby, Yorkshire14, John, of Chiche, Essex13, Thomas12, Roger, of Danbury, Essex11, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex10, Robert, of Maldon, Essex9, Robert, of Malden, Essex8, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex7, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex, England6, Henry, of Little Malden, Essex, England5, Norman, of Little Malden, Essex4, Alexander, of Little Malden, Essex3, Michael, of Little Malden, Essex2, Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1) was born before 1715.

Research Notes: From The Founders of Anne Arundel and Howard Counties, p. 530:

"John Talbott, above, surveyed in 1732 'Talbott's Last Shift.' This is on the Patapsco, adjoining 'Moores Morning Choice,' 'Chews Vineyard' and Edward Dorsey's estate, near Columbia. It contained 1,120 acres. He sold it to Edward Talbott, Richard Talbott, Richard Galloway and George Ellicott.

"The Ellicott part was bought by Benjamin Dorsey, in 1741."

Noted events in his life were:

• Inherited: "Long Reach" from his father, Abt 1705, Maryland, (United States).

28. Hannah Dorsey (Edward, [Jr.] of "Dorsey" (Major)17, Edward, "the Colonist"16, Edward, [uncertain]15, Thomas, of Hornby, Yorkshire14, John, of Chiche, Essex13, Thomas12, Roger, of Danbury, Essex11, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex10, Robert, of Maldon, Essex9, Robert, of Malden, Essex8, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex7, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex, England6, Henry, of Little Malden, Essex, England5, Norman, of Little Malden, Essex4, Alexander, of Little Malden, Essex3, Michael, of Little Malden, Essex2, Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1).

Research Notes: Source: Genealogical and Memorial Encyclopedia of the State of Maryland: A Record of the Achievements of Her People in the Making of a Commonwealth and the Founding of a Nation, edited by Richard Henry Spencer, New York, 1919, p. 612

Hannah married Samuel Howard.37

29. Sarah Dorsey 13 37 (Edward, [Jr.] of "Dorsey" (Major)17, Edward, "the Colonist"16, Edward, [uncertain]15, Thomas, of Hornby, Yorkshire14, John, of Chiche, Essex13, Thomas12, Roger, of Danbury, Essex11, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex10, Robert, of Maldon, Essex9, Robert, of Malden, Essex8, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex7, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex, England6, Henry, of Little Malden, Essex, England5, Norman, of Little Malden, Essex4, Alexander, of Little Malden, Essex3, Michael, of Little Malden, Essex2, Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1).

Research Notes: May have had two husbands, both named John:

John Norwood - m. 1695 (http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~paxson/southern/dorsey.html)
and/or
John Petticord (Genealogical and Memorial Encyclopedia of the State of Maryland, p. 612)

Sarah married John Petticord. Other names for John were John Peddicord and John Petticoat.

Research Notes: Source: Genealogical and Memorial Encyclopedia of the State of Maryland: A Record of the Achievements of Her People in the Making of a Commonwealth and the Founding of a Nation, edited by Richard Henry Spencer, New York, 1919, p. 612.

30. Larkin Dorsey 3 22 37 42 (Edward, [Jr.] of "Dorsey" (Major)17, Edward, "the Colonist"16, Edward, [uncertain]15, Thomas, of Hornby, Yorkshire14, John, of Chiche, Essex13, Thomas12, Roger, of Danbury, Essex11, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex10, Robert, of Maldon, Essex9, Robert, of Malden, Essex8, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex7, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex, England6, Henry, of Little Malden, Essex, England5, Norman, of Little Malden, Essex4, Alexander, of Little Malden, Essex3, Michael, of Little Malden, Essex2, Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1) was born about 1694 in "Major's Choice", Baltimore Co., Maryland, (United States) and died in 1712 in Baltimore Co., Maryland, (United States) about age 18. Another name for Larkin was Lacon Dorsey.

Research Notes: Died a minor.

Noted events in his life were:

• Inherited: "Hockley" on the Patapsco Falls, Abt 1705, Maryland, (United States).

• Inherited: his father's lands on the north side of Patapsco River, Abt 1705, Maryland, (United States). jointly with his brothers Charles, Francis and Edward.

31. Charles Dorsey, [son of Major Edward] 11 37 42 (Edward, [Jr.] of "Dorsey" (Major)17, Edward, "the Colonist"16, Edward, [uncertain]15, Thomas, of Hornby, Yorkshire14, John, of Chiche, Essex13, Thomas12, Roger, of Danbury, Essex11, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex10, Robert, of Maldon, Essex9, Robert, of Malden, Essex8, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex7, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex, England6, Henry, of Little Malden, Essex, England5, Norman, of Little Malden, Essex4, Alexander, of Little Malden, Essex3, Michael, of Little Malden, Essex2, Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1).

Research Notes: From http://genforum.genealogy.com/norwood/messages/1247.html:

On June 10, 1728, Francis Dorsey and Edward Dorsey of Baltimore Co. Assigned their portions of "United Friendship" and "Owings' Adventure" to their brother Charles. Francis made a large "F" for his mark. Charles made a large "D." On the same day Francis Dorsey and Edward Dorsey conveyed to Hyde Hoxton of Baltimore Co., Gent., for 160 lbs. A portion of "United Friendship" of 45 acres. Elizabeth, wife of Francis Dorsey waived her legal third, but no wife of Edward was listed. [Baltimore Co. Deeds, Libert IS, no I, folios 139, 149, 156]


Noted events in his life were:

• Inherited: his father's lands on the north side of Patapsco River, Abt 1705, Maryland, (United States). jointly with his brothers Larkin, Francis and Edward.

32. Francis Dorsey 34 37 42 47 (Edward, [Jr.] of "Dorsey" (Major)17, Edward, "the Colonist"16, Edward, [uncertain]15, Thomas, of Hornby, Yorkshire14, John, of Chiche, Essex13, Thomas12, Roger, of Danbury, Essex11, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex10, Robert, of Maldon, Essex9, Robert, of Malden, Essex8, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex7, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex, England6, Henry, of Little Malden, Essex, England5, Norman, of Little Malden, Essex4, Alexander, of Little Malden, Essex3, Michael, of Little Malden, Essex2, Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1) was born about 1696 and died before 17 Feb 1750 in <Baltimore Co., Maryland, (United States)>.

Research Notes: From http://genforum.genealogy.com/norwood/messages/1247.html :

On June 10, 1728, Francis Dorsey and Edward Dorsey of Baltimore Co. Assigned their portions of "United Friendship" and "Owings' Adventure" to their brother Charles. Francis made a large "F" for his mark. Charles made a large "D." On the same day Francis Dorsey and Edward Dorsey conveyed to Hyde Hoxton of Baltimore Co., Gent., for 160 lbs. A portion of "United Friendship" of 45 acres. Elizabeth, wife of Francis Dorsey waived her legal third, but no wife of Edward was listed. [Baltimore Co. Deeds, Libert IS, no I, folios 139, 149, 156]


Noted events in his life were:

• Inherited: his father's lands on the north side of Patapsco River, Abt 1705, Maryland, (United States). jointly with his brothers Charles, Larkin and Edward.

• Probate: of his estate, 17 Feb 1750, Baltimore Co., Maryland, (United States).

• Will:

Francis married Elizabeth Baker 47 in 1723 in Maryland, (United States). Elizabeth was born about 1706 in Baltimore Co., Maryland, (United States) and died in 1747 about age 41.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 62 F    i. Priscilla Dorsey 93 was born on 22 Mar 1726 in St. Paul's Parish, Baltimore Co., Maryland, (United States).

+ 63 F    ii. Venetia Dorsey 94 was born on 16 Oct 1728 in St. Paul's Parish, Baltimore Co., Maryland, (United States).

+ 64 F    iii. Sarah Dorsey, [dau. of Francis] 95 96 was born on 28 Jan 1731 in St. Paul's Parish, Baltimore Co., Maryland, (United States) and died in 1786 in Ohio Indian Territory [west of Washington Co.], Pennsylvania, (United States) at age 55.

+ 65 F    iv. Elizabeth Dorsey, [dau. of Francis] 97 was born on 16 Aug 1733 in St. Paul's Parish, Baltimore Co., Maryland, (United States).

+ 66 F    v. Kezia Dorsey 47 was born on 25 Apr 1736 in St. Paul's Parish, Baltimore Co., Maryland, (United States).

+ 67 F    vi. Margaret Dorsey 47 was born on 18 Jan 1739 in St. Paul's Parish, Baltimore Co., Maryland, (United States).

+ 68 M    vii. Francis Dorsey, [Jr.] 98 was born on 23 Jun 1741 in St. Paul's Parish, Baltimore Co., Maryland, (United States) and died before 5 Sep 1769 in Baltimore Co., Maryland, (United States).

+ 69 M    viii. Larkin Dorsey, [son of Francis] 71 99 100 101 was born on 15 Feb 1747 in St. Thomas Parish, Baltimore Co., Maryland, (United States) and died <1838> at age 91.

33. Edward Dorsey, the Younger 3 11 37 42 48 (Edward, [Jr.] of "Dorsey" (Major)17, Edward, "the Colonist"16, Edward, [uncertain]15, Thomas, of Hornby, Yorkshire14, John, of Chiche, Essex13, Thomas12, Roger, of Danbury, Essex11, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex10, Robert, of Maldon, Essex9, Robert, of Malden, Essex8, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex7, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex, England6, Henry, of Little Malden, Essex, England5, Norman, of Little Malden, Essex4, Alexander, of Little Malden, Essex3, Michael, of Little Malden, Essex2, Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1) was born about 1700 in "Major's Choice", Baltimore Co., Maryland, (United States) and died before 15 Mar 1753 in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, (United States). Another name for Edward was Edward Dorsey Jr.

Research Notes: From http://genforum.genealogy.com/norwood/messages/1247.html:

On June 10, 1728, Francis Dorsey and Edward Dorsey of Baltimore Co. Assigned their portions of "United Friendship" and "Owings' Adventure" to their brother Charles. Francis made a large "F" for his mark. Charles made a large "D." On the same day Francis Dorsey and Edward Dorsey conveyed to Hyde Hoxton of Baltimore Co., Gent., for 160 lbs. A portion of "United Friendship" of 45 acres. Elizabeth, wife of Francis Dorsey waived her legal third, but no wife of Edward was listed. [Baltimore Co. Deeds, Libert IS, no I, folios 139, 149, 156]

Noted events in his life were:

• Inherited: his father's lands on the north side of Patapsco River, Abt 1705, Maryland, (United States). jointly with his brothers Charles, Larkin and Francis.

• Will: 13 Jan 1753.

• Probate: of his estate, 15 Mar 1753, Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, (United States).

Edward married Phoebe 3 48 about 1722. Another name for Phoebe was Phebe.

The child from this marriage was:

+ 70 M    i. Larkin Dorsey, [son of Edward] 3 102 103 was born on 17 Aug 1744 in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, (United States) and died on 22 Feb 1822 in Flemingsburg, Fleming, Kentucky at age 77.

34. Ann Dorsey 37 42 (Edward, [Jr.] of "Dorsey" (Major)17, Edward, "the Colonist"16, Edward, [uncertain]15, Thomas, of Hornby, Yorkshire14, John, of Chiche, Essex13, Thomas12, Roger, of Danbury, Essex11, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex10, Robert, of Maldon, Essex9, Robert, of Malden, Essex8, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex7, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex, England6, Henry, of Little Malden, Essex, England5, Norman, of Little Malden, Essex4, Alexander, of Little Malden, Essex3, Michael, of Little Malden, Essex2, Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1).

Noted events in her life were:

• Inherited: "a lot of negroes" from her father, Abt 1705.

Ann married John Hammond.37 42

Research Notes: I am assuming that "Major John Hammond" is this individual. Needs verification.

From Historic Graves of Maryland, pp. 156-157:

"On September 27, 1727, the freeholders of Queen Caroline parish, then a part of Anne Arundel county, met at the parish church and 'made choice' of Henry Ridgely and John Howard as churchwardens; Thomas Wainright, John Dorsey son of Edward, John Hammond son of Charles, Orland Griffith, Richard Davis and Robert Shipley as vestrymen. ...[M]ost of these worthies were landowners in this section..."

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From Founders of Anne Arundel and Howard Counties, p. 58:

"In 1694, Major Dorsey was upon the committee with Major John Hammond, Hon. John Dorsey, Captain Philip Howard, Major Nicholas Greenberry and John Bennett, to layout town lots and a town common for 'the town of Proctor,' or Annapolis."

Noted events in his life were:

• Received: part of 4 plantations bordering his own dwelling-plantation on Elk Ridge from Major Edward Dorsey, 4 Jan 1701, Baltimore (Anne Arundel then Howard), Maryland, (United States). "…for disposing of goods and chattels for advancement of our children after death." These 4 plantations were apparently to be held jointly by Major John Hammond, Captain Charles Hammond and Edward Dorsey.

35. Edward Dorsey 51 52 (John, of "Hockley-in-the-Hole" (Honorable Capt.)18, Edward, "the Colonist"16, Edward, [uncertain]15, Thomas, of Hornby, Yorkshire14, John, of Chiche, Essex13, Thomas12, Roger, of Danbury, Essex11, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex10, Robert, of Maldon, Essex9, Robert, of Malden, Essex8, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex7, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex, England6, Henry, of Little Malden, Essex, England5, Norman, of Little Malden, Essex4, Alexander, of Little Malden, Essex3, Michael, of Little Malden, Essex2, Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1) was born about 1678 in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, (United States) and died in 1701 in South Patapsco Hundred, Baltimore (Anne Arundel), Maryland, (United States) about age 23.

Research Notes: Predeceased his father.

From The Founders of Anne Arundel and Howard Counties, Maryland, p. 400:

"Patuxent John Dorsey's father was Edward Dorsey, oldest son of Hon. John and Pleasance Ely. In 1694 he [Edward] was a mariner upon board of 'The Good Hope,' under the command of Captain Richard Hill. His wife Ruth was unknown, but she may have been the traditional 'Lady Hill'--daughter of Captain Richard. Edward and Ruth had only two sons."

Noted events in his life were:

• Mariner: upon 'The Good Hope' under Capt. Richard Hill, 1694.

Edward married Ruth Hill,24 51 daughter of Captain Richard Hill and Unknown, in 1698 in Maryland, United States. Ruth was born about 1681 in Maryland, (United States) and died in 1747 in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, (United States) about age 66.

Research Notes: http://www.srdunn.net/Steve%20Dunn.pdf has d. Aug 1747 in Anne Arundel Co., MD.

From The Founders of Anne Arundel and Howard Counties, p. 400:

"Patuxent John Dorsey's father was Edward Dorsey, oldest son of Hon. John and Pleasance Ely. In 1694 he was a mariner upon board of 'The Good Hope,' under the command of Captain Richard Hill. His wife Ruth was unknown, but she may have been the traditional 'Lady Hill'--daughter of Captain Richard. Edward and Ruth had only two sons."


Children from this marriage were:

+ 71 M    i. Captain John "Patuxent John" Dorsey, of Dorsey's Search 3 104 105 106 was born about 1695 in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, (United States) and died about Aug 1761 in "Dorsey's Search", (Ellicott City), Anne Arundel (Howard), Maryland, (United States) about age 66.

+ 72 M    ii. Captain Edward Dorsey 50 71 107 108 was born about 1701 and died before 11 Nov 1767 in "Dorsey's Inheritance", Anne Arundel (Howard), Maryland, (United States).

36. Deborah Dorsey 13 53 54 55 (John, of "Hockley-in-the-Hole" (Honorable Capt.)18, Edward, "the Colonist"16, Edward, [uncertain]15, Thomas, of Hornby, Yorkshire14, John, of Chiche, Essex13, Thomas12, Roger, of Danbury, Essex11, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex10, Robert, of Maldon, Essex9, Robert, of Malden, Essex8, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex7, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex, England6, Henry, of Little Malden, Essex, England5, Norman, of Little Malden, Essex4, Alexander, of Little Malden, Essex3, Michael, of Little Malden, Essex2, Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1) was born about 1685 and died before 1752.

Research Notes: From Side-Lights on Maryland History, vol. 2, pp. 212-213:

"This Charles Ridgely married Deborah Dorsey, the daughter of Honorable John Dorsey and Pleasance Ely. Of this lady the family records say between her name and her disposition there was no similarity."

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From Wikipedia - Charles Ridgely II :

"Charles II, was the son of Charles Ridgely I , "Charles The Planter" (ca. 1670-1705) and Deborah Dorsey (ca. 1685-1752)."

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From http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~paxson/southern/dorsey.html:

"Deborah Dorsey3, only daughter of John and Pleasance (Ely) Dorsey, was born in the 1680s. She married first Charles RIDGELY , and they lived in Prince George's County. Charles died in 1705 leaving her with two young sons. The three of them went to live with Deborah's parents in Baltimore County. She filed the administration of her late husband's estate on 14 October 1705.[35]

"In 1706/7 Deborah married Richard CLAGETT (1681-1752).[36] They resided at his plantation "Croome", a large estate in Prince George's County, which he had inherited from his father, Captain Thomas Clagett (d. 1703). Thomas had married Sarah PATTERSON of London, who may have been the sister of Martha Patterson, the mother of Charles Ridgely. Thomas and Sarah Clagett were appointed guardians 12/1692 for Martha Ridgely, Jr., Charles's sister. Thomas had emigrated from England by 1670 to Calvert County, then by 1699 resided in Prince George's County. Thomas was a Captain in the militia, owned over 2,000 acres, and opposed the Revolution in 1689.[37]

"Richard a Land Commissioner for Prince George's County.[38]

"Richard's will was dated 27 October 1752 and proved 7 December 1752. As he did not mention Deborah, she probably predeceased him.[39]

"Children of Deborah and her first husband, Charles Ridgely:[40]

Charles Ridgely4, b. ca. 1700/1; m. (1) Rachel HOWARD ; m. (2) Elizabeth (__); m (3) Lydia (WARFIELD) STRINGER, widow of Samuel. Inherited the Negro boy Saxon from his grandfather, John Dorsey. He also was to receive 4 cows and calves and £30 sterling when he reached the age of 21.

William Ridgely, b. ca. 1702/3; m. Elizabeth DUVALL. He and his brother inherited from their grandfather, John Dorsey, "White Wine and Claret" on the south side of the middle branch of the Patuxent in Baltimore County. He also inherited from his grandfather, John Dorsey, the Negro girl Juno, and was to receive 4 cows and calves and £30 sterling when he reached the age of 21.

"Children of Deborah and her second husband, Richard CLAGETT:[41]

Martha Clagett, b. before 1714; d. before 1752; m. __ TUBMAN of St. Mary's Co. Inherited the Negro girl Sarah from her grandfather, John Dorsey.

Elinor Clagett, b. before 1714; m. 9 May 1730 Rev. John EVERSFIELD. He was b. in Eng., educated at Oxford, ordained, came to Md. where Lord Baltimore gave him parish of St. Paul's in what is now Prince George's Co. He was rector there for nearly 50 years, and oversaw construction of the present brick building, St. Thomas's. Elinor inherited the Negro girl Hagar from her grandfather, John Dorsey.

Edward Clagett, b. ca. 1706; m. Eleanor (Bowie) BROOKE, daughter of John BOWIE, Sr., and widow of Benjamin Brooke, son of Col. Thomas and his second wife, Barbara (Dent) . Eleanor m(3) __ SKINNER of Baltimore Co.[42] Inherited the Negro girl Beck from his grandfather, John Dorsey.

Richard Clagett, b. after 1714; d. before 7 Dec. 1752[43]; m. Lucy KEENE, daughter of Richard.

[the Rev.] Samuel Clagett, b. after 1714; m. (1) Elizabeth GANTT; their son Richard Dorsey Clagett was b. 24 Apr. 1749; Samuel m. (2) Ann BROWN, daughter of Gustavus Brown of Port Tobacco, Charles Co.

Mary Clagett, b. after 1714; d. 15 Oct. 1792; m. Jeremiah BERRY, b. 1712, son of Benjamin and Mary (HILLEARY). Jeremiah d. 3 Apr. 1769. They resided at "Marlborough Plains" near Upper Marlborough. 5 sons and 2 daughters.[44]"

Deborah married Charles Ridgely, "the Planter", son of Honorable Robert Ridgely, of St. Inigoe's Creek and Martha Darnall,. Charles was born about 1670 in St. Inigoes, St. Mary's Co., Maryland, (United States) and died in 1705 in Prince George's Co., Maryland, (United States) about age 35. Another name for Charles was Charles "the Planter" Ridgely I.

Research Notes: http://www.rootsweb.com/~mdannear/firstfam/dorsey/d8018.htm#P8018 has b. abt 1678.

From Side-Lights on Maryland History with Sketches of Early Maryland Families by Hester Dorsey Richard, Baltimore, Maryland, 1918, vol. 2, pp. 212-213:

"To his second son, Charles, [Robert Ridgely] left the Gentleman's Gift and Timberly, at the head of the Patuxent River, in Calvert County. This land after the erection of Prince George's County was on that side of the division. He lived in Baltimore County at the time of his death, in 1705.

"This Charles Ridgely married Deborah Dorsey, the daughter of Honorable John Dorsey and Pleasance Ely. Of this lady the family records say between her name and her disposition there was no similarity."

Additional Sources:
Familysearch.org AFN: G8X9-K3 - Gives parents as either Robert Ridgely and Mrs. Martha Ridgely or Henry Ridgely and Katherine Greenberry. What was Henry's relationship?

From Wikipedia - Charles Ridgely II :

"Charles II, was the son of Charles Ridgely I , "Charles The Planter" (ca. 1670-1705) and Deborah Dorsey (ca. 1685-1752)."


Children from this marriage were:

+ 73 M    i. Colonel Charles Ridgely II 3 50 55 71 was born in 1702 in Prince George's Co., Maryland, (United States), died in 1772 in "Northampton" near Towson, Baltimore Co., Maryland, (United States) at age 70, and was buried in "Hampton", Baltimore Co., Maryland, (United States).

+ 74 M    ii. William Ridgely 109 was born in 1702 in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, (United States) and died before 11 Nov 1759 in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, (United States).

37. Caleb Dorsey, of Hockley in the Hole [son of Capt. John] 27 56 57 58 59 (John, of "Hockley-in-the-Hole" (Honorable Capt.)18, Edward, "the Colonist"16, Edward, [uncertain]15, Thomas, of Hornby, Yorkshire14, John, of Chiche, Essex13, Thomas12, Roger, of Danbury, Essex11, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex10, Robert, of Maldon, Essex9, Robert, of Malden, Essex8, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex7, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex, England6, Henry, of Little Malden, Essex, England5, Norman, of Little Malden, Essex4, Alexander, of Little Malden, Essex3, Michael, of Little Malden, Essex2, Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1) was born on 11 Nov 1685 in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, (United States) and died in 1742 in "Hockley-in-the-Hole", St. Anne's Parish, Anne Arundel (Howard), Maryland, (United States) at age 57.

Death Notes: Source: The Dorsey Family by Maxwell J. Dorsey, Jean Muir Dorsey and Nannie Ball Nimmo,2006, p. 152

Research Notes: From Genealogical and Memorial Encyclopedia of the State of Maryland, p. 610:

"The name Dorsey, was pronounced as if spelt 'Dossy,' and in fact it appears, at times, so recorded. It was also written 'Darcy,' from which circumstance a French origin has been claimed for the family; but there is evidence to indicate that the Maryland Dorseys had been located for a time, at least, in Ireland, prior to their arrival in America. That the family bore arms is proved by the seal to the original will (dated January 7, 1742), of Caleb Dorsey, of Anne Arundel county, which displays: 'on a fess between three wolf heads, a lion passant, guardant.'"

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From The Founders of Anne Arundel and Howard Counties, Maryland by J. D. Warfield (Baltimore, 1905), pp. 61-62:
[The will of Hon. John Dorsey reads in part:]

'I give to my two grandsons, Samuel and Richard, of Caleb, my son, my plantation on South River, called "South River Quarter," it being the remainder of a tract given to my son, Caleb. In case of no issue, the same to go to granddaughters, Achsah and Sophia of Caleb.

'To grandson, Basil, of Caleb, my plantation on Elk Ridge, called "Troy." If no issue, to my grandsons, John and Caleb, of Caleb. My son, Caleb, to be my administrator.--JOHN DORSEY. (Seal).'

"Mrs. Pleasance Dorsey became Mrs Robert Wainwright. Her tract, 'The Isle of Ely,' was sold by her grandson, 'Patuxent John Dorsey,' to Basil Dorsey, of Caleb, whose homestead, 'Troy Hill,' was the former residence of Hon. John Dorsey."

Noted events in his life were:

• Resurveyed: "Hockley-in-the-Hole", 1685, Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, (United States).

• Received: "Hockley-in-the-Hole" from his father, 1702, Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, (United States).

Caleb married Elinor Warfield, daughter of Captain Richard Warfield and Elinor Browne, on 24 Aug 1704 in St. Anne's Parish, Anne Arundel, Maryland, United States. Elinor was born on 10 Jul 1683 and died in 1752 at age 69. Another name for Elinor was Eleanor Warfield.

Research Notes: http://www.rootsweb.com/~mdannear/firstfam/dorsey/d7431.htm#P7431

From Wikipedia - Charles Ridgely II :

1. John Ridgely, Sr. (ca. 1723-1771), who married Mary Dorsey (1725-1786), daughter of Caleb Dorsey (1685-1742) and Elinor Warfield (1683-1752).


Children from this marriage were:

+ 75 F    i. Achseh Dorsey 110 111 was born on 25 Jul 1704 in St. Anne's Parish, Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States) and died in 1741 at age 37.

+ 76 M    ii. Capt. Basil Dorsey, (of Caleb) 110 112 was born on 25 Jul 1705 in St. Anne's Parish, Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States) and died on 20 Aug 1763 at age 58.

+ 77 F    iii. Sophia Dorsey was born on 20 Mar 1707 in St. Anne's Parish, Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States).

+ 78 M    iv. John Dorsey, (son of Caleb) of "New Year's Gift" 113 114 was born on 7 Oct 1708 in St. Anne's Parish, Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States), died on 22 Jul 1765 in "New Year's Gift", Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States) at age 56, and was buried in Christ Church, Queen Caroline Parish, Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States).

+ 79 M    v. Caleb Dorsey, Jr. of "Belmont" 55 115 116 was born on 18 Jul 1710 in St. Anne's Parish, Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States), died on 28 Jun 1772 in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, (United States) at age 61, and was buried in "Belmont", Anne Arundel (Howard), Maryland, (United States).

+ 80 M    vi. Samuel Dorsey, [of Caleb] 50 110 117 was born in Mar 1712 in St. Anne's Parish, Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States) and died in 1739 at age 27.

+ 81 M    vii. Richard Dorsey 110 118 was born on 10 Jun 1714 in St. Anne's Parish, Anne Arundel, Maryland, United States and died on 7 Sep 1760 in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, United States at age 46.

+ 82 F    viii. Elinor Dorsey, of Hockley was born on 4 Mar 1715 in St. Anne's Parish, Anne Arundel, Maryland, United States and died on 6 Oct 1760 at age 45.

+ 83 M    ix. Edward Dorsey 71 86 119 was born on 1 Sep 1718 in St. Anne's Parish, Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States) and died in 1760 at age 42.

+ 84 M    x. Joshua Dorsey was born on 13 Jul 1720 in St. Anne's Parish, Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States) and died in 1744 at age 24.

+ 85 F    xi. Deborah Dorsey 110 120 was born on 25 Nov 1722 in St. Anne's Parish, Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States) and died before 21 May 1807.

+ 86 F    xii. Mary Dorsey was born on 18 May 1725 in St. Anne's Parish, Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States) and died in 1786 at age 61.

+ 87 M    xiii. Thomas Beale Dorsey 27 110 121 122 was born on 18 Jan 1727 in "Hockley-in-the-Hole", St. Anne's Parish, Anne Arundel (Howard), Maryland, (United States) and died in 1771 in <Wyatt's Harbour>, Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States) at age 44.

38. Col. John Dorsey, [son of Joshua] 60 61 (Joshua, of "Hockley"19, Edward, "the Colonist"16, Edward, [uncertain]15, Thomas, of Hornby, Yorkshire14, John, of Chiche, Essex13, Thomas12, Roger, of Danbury, Essex11, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex10, Robert, of Maldon, Essex9, Robert, of Malden, Essex8, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex7, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex, England6, Henry, of Little Malden, Essex, England5, Norman, of Little Malden, Essex4, Alexander, of Little Malden, Essex3, Michael, of Little Malden, Essex2, Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1) was born about 1688 in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, United States and died after 1735.

Research Notes: Only son of Joshua Dorsey of Hockley. Inherited the land on the Severn that came to him through his mother. He later sold that land to Amos Garret.

John married Comfort Stimpson, daughter of Thomas Stimpson and Rachel Beard,.

39. <Mary> Dorsey (Joshua, of "Hockley"19, Edward, "the Colonist"16, Edward, [uncertain]15, Thomas, of Hornby, Yorkshire14, John, of Chiche, Essex13, Thomas12, Roger, of Danbury, Essex11, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex10, Robert, of Maldon, Essex9, Robert, of Malden, Essex8, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex7, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex, England6, Henry, of Little Malden, Essex, England5, Norman, of Little Malden, Essex4, Alexander, of Little Malden, Essex3, Michael, of Little Malden, Essex2, Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1)

<Mary> married William Gudgeon.

40. Sarah Howard 65 66 (Sarah Dorsey21, Edward, "the Colonist"16, Edward, [uncertain]15, Thomas, of Hornby, Yorkshire14, John, of Chiche, Essex13, Thomas12, Roger, of Danbury, Essex11, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex10, Robert, of Maldon, Essex9, Robert, of Malden, Essex8, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex7, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex, England6, Henry, of Little Malden, Essex, England5, Norman, of Little Malden, Essex4, Alexander, of Little Malden, Essex3, Michael, of Little Malden, Essex2, Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1) died on 21 Dec 1726 in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, (United States) and was buried in Westminster Parish, Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, (United States).

Research Notes: From http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=adgedge&id=I41196:

(1) Inherited a large portion of her father's Severn estate, Anne Arundel Co., MD. By her two marriages to John WORTHINGTON and John BRICE she held all of the estate.
(1) 1703: Samuel HOWARD made his will. Gave to cousin Sarah BRICE 20 pounds.
(1) Nicholas RIDGELY of Cecil Co., MD sold "Wyatt's Ridge" to his brother-in-law John WORTHINGTON Jr. and his wife's inheritance on the Severn to her mother Mrs.Sarah BRICE.
(2) 1725: Mrs. BRICE made her will. Gave to her granddaughter Rebecca RIDGELY "one quart silver tankard, one dozen silver spoons, and L50 in money." Similar legacies were given to her sisters.

Sarah married Captain John Worthington.66 John was born in 1650 in England, died on 9 Apr 1701 at age 51, and was buried in St. Anne's in the Circle Cemetery, Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States).123

Burial Notes: From Historic Graves of Maryland, p. 144:
"[Samuel Worthington] was the grandson of Capt. John Worthington, who lies buried, on what was his home place, opposite Annapolis."

Ibid., p. 16:
"In the third election district of Anne Arundel county, is a farm known as 'Pendennis' belonging to the estate of the late Tilghman Brice. About 100 feet north of the house, which stands on a hill across the Severn Bridge, is the tomb of the founder of the Worthington family, inscribed as follows:

"Here lyeth the body of Captain John Worthington who departed this life the 9 day of April 1701, aged 51 years."

He is buried in the churchyard of St. Anne's in the Circle.

Research Notes: Source: Side-Lights on Maryland History with Sketches of Early Maryland Families by Hester Dorsey Richardson, Vol. 2 (Baltimore, 1913), pp. 255-256

From http://usgwarchives.net/md/annearundel/tsimages/stanne/circle.html (St. Anne's in the Circle Cemetery, Anne Arundel Co., MD):
Here lyeth interred the body of, departed this life age 51


The child from this marriage was:

+ 88 M    i. Thomas Worthington .124

41. John Howard 67 (Sarah Dorsey21, Edward, "the Colonist"16, Edward, [uncertain]15, Thomas, of Hornby, Yorkshire14, John, of Chiche, Essex13, Thomas12, Roger, of Danbury, Essex11, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex10, Robert, of Maldon, Essex9, Robert, of Malden, Essex8, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex7, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex, England6, Henry, of Little Malden, Essex, England5, Norman, of Little Malden, Essex4, Alexander, of Little Malden, Essex3, Michael, of Little Malden, Essex2, Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1) died on 6 Dec 1702 in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, (United States) and was buried in St. Margaret's, Westminster Parish, Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, (United States).

42. Samuel Howard 68 (Sarah Dorsey21, Edward, "the Colonist"16, Edward, [uncertain]15, Thomas, of Hornby, Yorkshire14, John, of Chiche, Essex13, Thomas12, Roger, of Danbury, Essex11, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex10, Robert, of Maldon, Essex9, Robert, of Malden, Essex8, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex7, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex, England6, Henry, of Little Malden, Essex, England5, Norman, of Little Malden, Essex4, Alexander, of Little Malden, Essex3, Michael, of Little Malden, Essex2, Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1) died between 1687 and 1691 in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, (United States).

43. Matthew Howard 69 (Sarah Dorsey21, Edward, "the Colonist"16, Edward, [uncertain]15, Thomas, of Hornby, Yorkshire14, John, of Chiche, Essex13, Thomas12, Roger, of Danbury, Essex11, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex10, Robert, of Maldon, Essex9, Robert, of Malden, Essex8, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex7, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex, England6, Henry, of Little Malden, Essex, England5, Norman, of Little Malden, Essex4, Alexander, of Little Malden, Essex3, Michael, of Little Malden, Essex2, Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1) died about 1700 in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, (United States).

Research Notes: From http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=adgedge&id=I41195:

(2a) Joshua DORSEY made bequests to "cousins" (i.e. nephews) John, Samuel and Matthew HOWARD, [children of Matthew HOWARD.]
(1) 1692: By the will of his father, he held "Hopkins Plantation", "Poplar Plains", and "The Adventure" on the Patuxent, MD.
(1) 1728: He sold "Poplar Plains" to Anne PRICE.
(1) Matthew HOWARD of Frederick Co. sold lands to Edward DORSEY, the attorney of Annapolis, MD. There was also a Matthew HOWARD of Kent Co., MD, who left a considerable estate to his heirs and named in his will several tracts in Anne Arundel Co., MD.


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44. Joshua Dorsey, [son of Capt. Joshua] 40 (Joshua (Captain)24, Edward, [Jr.] of "Dorsey" (Major)17, Edward, "the Colonist"16, Edward, [uncertain]15, Thomas, of Hornby, Yorkshire14, John, of Chiche, Essex13, Thomas12, Roger, of Danbury, Essex11, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex10, Robert, of Maldon, Essex9, Robert, of Malden, Essex8, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex7, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex, England6, Henry, of Little Malden, Essex, England5, Norman, of Little Malden, Essex4, Alexander, of Little Malden, Essex3, Michael, of Little Malden, Essex2, Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1) was born on 6 Mar 1712 in Christ Church, Queen Caroline Parish, Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States) and died in Feb 1790 at age 77.

Noted events in his life were:

• Will: 4 Feb 1790.

• Probate: of his estate, 4 Mar 1790.

45. Colonel Henry Dorsey 70 71 72 (Joshua (Captain)24, Edward, [Jr.] of "Dorsey" (Major)17, Edward, "the Colonist"16, Edward, [uncertain]15, Thomas, of Hornby, Yorkshire14, John, of Chiche, Essex13, Thomas12, Roger, of Danbury, Essex11, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex10, Robert, of Maldon, Essex9, Robert, of Malden, Essex8, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex7, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex, England6, Henry, of Little Malden, Essex, England5, Norman, of Little Malden, Essex4, Alexander, of Little Malden, Essex3, Michael, of Little Malden, Essex2, Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1) was born on 8 Nov 1712 in Christ Church, Queen Caroline Parish, Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States) and died on 14 Feb 1770 in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, (United States) at age 57.

Research Notes: The following may not be this Henry Dorsey:
From Inhabitants of Baltimore County 1763-1774, pp. 27-41:

"SIGNERS FOR THE REMOVAL OF THE COUNTY SEAT TO BALTIMORE TOWN (1768)...

"...Thomas Cockey...Joshua Owings...Charles Ridgely... Samuel Owings... John Cockey... Benjamin Wells, Charles Wells... George Wells... Caleb Warfield, Nathaniel Stinchcomb... William Coale...Christopher Randall, Jr.... J. Cockey Owings... William Wells, Jr.... William Wells...Edward Talbott... Edward Cockey... Benjamin Talbott... Charles Ridgely (son William)... Elisha Dorsey... Alexander Wells, Nathaniel Owings...Nathaniel Stinchcomb, Sr....Lott Owings... Anthony Arnold... Richard Owings... William Cockey... John Talbott (son Edward)... Richard Owings... William Slade... Edward Talbot... Vachel Dorsey... Christopher Owings, Richard Owings... Edward Dorsey (son John)... Lancelott Dorsey, Charles Dorsey (son Nathan), Ely Dorsey... Henry Dorsey...Samuel Dorsey, Jr.... Joshua Owings, Jr.... Samuel Owings... John Wells... Thomas Owings... Henry Butler... George Dorsey.

Noted events in his life were:

• Will: 12 Feb 1770, Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, (United States).

• Probate: of his estate, 14 Jun 1770, Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, (United States).

Henry married Elizabeth Worthington,72 124 daughter of Thomas Worthington and Elizabeth Ridgely, on 31 Jul 1735 in Christ Church, Queen Caroline Parish, Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States). Elizabeth was born on 6 Oct 1717 in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, (United States) and died in Jan 1776 at age 58.

Noted events in her life were:

• Will: 2 Oct 1775.

• Probate: of her estate, 19 Feb 1776, Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, (United States).

Children from this marriage were:

+ 89 M    i. Lt. Joshua Dorsey, Sr. 125 126 was born on 8 Jul 1736 in Christ Church, Queen Caroline Parish, Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States) and died in 1799 at age 63.

+ 90 M    ii. Thomas Dorsey 90 127 128 was born on 15 Mar 1737 in Christ Church, Queen Caroline Parish, Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States) and died in 1790 in Elk Ridge, Anne Arundel (Howard), Maryland, (United States) at age 53.

+ 91 M    iii. Henry Dorsey 129 was born on 22 Feb 1740 in Christ Church, Queen Caroline Parish, Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States) and died on 3 Mar 1761 in Christ Church, Queen Caroline Parish, Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States) at age 21.

+ 92 F    iv. Anne Dorsey 130 was born on 7 Feb 1742.

+ 93 F    v. Elizabeth Dorsey 131 was born on 15 Feb 1744 in Christ Church, Queen Caroline Parish, Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States) and died in 1776 at age 32.

+ 94 F    vi. Sarah Dorsey 70 132 was born on 22 Apr 1746 in Christ Church, Queen Caroline Parish, Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States).

+ 95 M    vii. Nicholas Dorsey, [of Henry] 77 133 was born on 8 Jan 1750 in Queen Caroline Parish, Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States) and died on 7 Oct 1788 in Poplar Spring District, Anne Arundel, Maryland, United States at age 38.

+ 96 M    viii. Charles Dorsey 129 was born on 20 Oct 1752 in Christ Church, Queen Caroline Parish, Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States) and died in 1776 at age 24.

+ 97 F    ix. Arianna Dorsey 134 was born on 24 Feb 1755 in Christ Church, Queen Caroline Parish, Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States).

+ 98 M    x. Vachel Dorsey, (of Col. Henry) 90 135 was born on 15 Mar 1758 in Christ Church, Queen Caroline Parish, Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States) and died before Dec 1805.

46. Captain Philemon Dorsey 73 74 (Joshua (Captain)24, Edward, [Jr.] of "Dorsey" (Major)17, Edward, "the Colonist"16, Edward, [uncertain]15, Thomas, of Hornby, Yorkshire14, John, of Chiche, Essex13, Thomas12, Roger, of Danbury, Essex11, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex10, Robert, of Maldon, Essex9, Robert, of Malden, Essex8, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex7, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex, England6, Henry, of Little Malden, Essex, England5, Norman, of Little Malden, Essex4, Alexander, of Little Malden, Essex3, Michael, of Little Malden, Essex2, Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1) was born on 20 Jan 1715 in Christ Church, Queen Caroline Parish, Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States) and died on 7 Apr 1772 in "Brothers' Partnership", Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States) at age 57.

Birth Notes: May have been born on 10 January 1714/15.

Research Notes: From http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=mrmarsha&id=I19988:

DORSEY, JOSHUA, Anne Arundel Co. 14 Nov, 1747 6 Feb, 1747
To wife Anne,250 A., my dwelling plantation called "Major's Choice.
To son HENRY DORSEY, my 2 tracts, one called "Dorsey's Anglis, 200 A., the other called Dorsey's Hills," 200 A., both tracts lying in the county.
To son PHILEMON DORSEY, 1/2 tract called Brothers' Partnership," taken up jointly bet. my bro. JOHN DORSEY, and myself, 632 A.
To son JOSHUA DORSEY, 250 A.
To son NICHOLAS DORSEY, tract 'Huntingstowne Quarters,' 266 A., original tract was some years ago resurveyed by my bro.-in-law HENRY RIDGEBY.
To dau. RACHEL WARFIELD, 20 s. sterl.
To dau . ELIZABETH DORSEY, 20 pounds.
To dau. ANNE DORSEY, slaves.
To dau. SARAH DORSEY, 1 slave.
To son CHARLES DORSEY, my dwelling plantation and 250 A.
Mentions his young. child., and to support NICHOLAS and CHARLES with provision at their own stock.
Wife and 2 eld. sons, exs.
Wit: Henry Ridgely, Basil Dorsey, Richard Simpson, Elizabeth Ridgely, Ephraim Howard, Henry Howard. 25. 315 - 318

Noted events in his life were:

• Will: 1 Dec 1771.

• Probate: of his estate, 7 Apr 1772, Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, (United States).

Philemon married Catherine Ridgely,73 daughter of Henry Ridgely III and Elizabeth Warfield, on 19 Feb 1739 in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, (United States). Catherine was born on 14 Nov 1723 and died before 1759. Another name for Catherine was Catharine Ridgely.

Research Notes: First wife of Capt. Philemon Dorsey.


Children from this marriage were:

+ 99 F    i. Anne Dorsey 136 was born on 2 Oct 1740 in Christ Church, Queen Caroline Parish, Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States).

+ 100 F    ii. Elizabeth Dorsey 137 was born on 13 May 1742 in Christ Church, Queen Caroline Parish, Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States).

+ 101 M    iii. Philemon Dorsey 138 139 140 was born on 7 Feb 1744 in Christ Church, Queen Caroline Parish, Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States) and died in Jan 1807 at age 62.

+ 102 F    iv. Catharine Dorsey 141 was born on 30 Nov 1745 in Christ Church, Queen Caroline Parish, Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States), died in 1769 in Queen Caroline Parish, Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States) at age 24, and was buried in Governor Warfield Cemetery, Anne Arundel (Howard), Maryland, (United States).

+ 103 F    v. Sarah Dorsey 142 was born on 9 Sep 1747 in Christ Church, Queen Caroline Parish, Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States) and died in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, (United States).

+ 104 F    vi. Amelia Dorsey 143 was born on 23 Aug 1749.

Philemon next married Rachel Lawrence,73 daughter of Levin Lawrence and Susannah Dorsey, on 13 Dec 1759. Rachel was born on 3 May 1739.

Research Notes: Second wife of Capt. Philemon Dorsey.


Children from this marriage were:

+ 105 M    i. Joshua Dorsey 144 was born on 30 Jan 1762 and died on 12 Nov 1818 in Frederick Co., Maryland, United States at age 56.

+ 106 F    ii. Henrietta Dorsey 145 was born on 20 Feb 1766.

+ 107 F    iii. Ariana Dorsey 146 was born on 24 Mar 1769 and died on 21 Aug 1807 at age 38.

47. Rachel Dorsey 75 (Joshua (Captain)24, Edward, [Jr.] of "Dorsey" (Major)17, Edward, "the Colonist"16, Edward, [uncertain]15, Thomas, of Hornby, Yorkshire14, John, of Chiche, Essex13, Thomas12, Roger, of Danbury, Essex11, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex10, Robert, of Maldon, Essex9, Robert, of Malden, Essex8, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex7, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex, England6, Henry, of Little Malden, Essex, England5, Norman, of Little Malden, Essex4, Alexander, of Little Malden, Essex3, Michael, of Little Malden, Essex2, Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1) was born on 6 Jul 1717 in Christ Church, Queen Caroline Parish, Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States) and died on 14 Dec 1775 in Christ Church, Queen Caroline Parish, Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States) at age 58.

Rachel married John Warfield,75 son of John Warfield and Ruthe Gaither, in 1740 in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, (United States). John was born about 1700 in St. Anne's Parish, Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States) and died on 30 Jan 1776 in Christ Church, Queen Caroline Parish, Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States) about age 76.

48. Elizabeth Dorsey (Joshua (Captain)24, Edward, [Jr.] of "Dorsey" (Major)17, Edward, "the Colonist"16, Edward, [uncertain]15, Thomas, of Hornby, Yorkshire14, John, of Chiche, Essex13, Thomas12, Roger, of Danbury, Essex11, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex10, Robert, of Maldon, Essex9, Robert, of Malden, Essex8, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex7, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex, England6, Henry, of Little Malden, Essex, England5, Norman, of Little Malden, Essex4, Alexander, of Little Malden, Essex3, Michael, of Little Malden, Essex2, Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1) was born on 6 Mar 1720 in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, (United States), was christened in Christ Church, Queen Caroline Parish, Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States), died in Dec 1803 in Montgomery Co, Maryland, United States at age 83, and was buried on 8 Dec 1803 in Montgomery Co, Maryland, United States.

Research Notes: Source: The Dorsey Family by Maxwell J. Dorsey, Jean Muir Dorsey and Nannie Ball Nimmo,2006, p. 158.

Also http://www.rootsweb.com/~mdannear/firstfam/dorsey/d8035.htm#P8035

From the book The Dorsey Family by Maxwell J. Dorsey, Jean Muir Dorsey and Nannie Ball Nimmo,2006, p. 158:

"The will of John Dorsey made April 8, 1765 and proved in 1765 left:
To... wife Elizabeth, 200 pounds Sterling, 8 negroes, one-third of estate
Exrs: wife Eliazabeth and son Caleb Dorsey, empowered to sell house and lot in Frederick Town (Wiulls 35, f 258)

Elizabeth Dorsey... inherited 20 pounds Sterlind from her father in 1747,... and a portion of her mother's estate, 1771....
The will of Elizabeth Dorsey made May 3, 1802 and proved December 10, 1803 left:
To son Richard Dorsey, one-half of a tract of land in Anne Arundel County
To orphan children of son John, remainder of tract of land
To son Richard Dorsey in trust, all lands in Montgomery County, which I derive from my brother Joshua Dorsey, to be held by said Richard for the use and benefit of daughter Elizabeth Boggess during her natural life and after her death to granddaughter Elizabeth Dorsey Boggess
To grandchildren Mortimer and Eliza Anne, children of son Richard, Caleb and Peggy Dorsey, children of son John, and Ellen stringer, daughter of daughter Eleanor, personalty
To son Richard Dorsey, all other property
Exr: son Richard Dorsey (A.A. Co. Wills J.C. No. 2, f. 259)"

Elizabeth married John Dorsey, (son of Caleb) of "New Year's Gift",113 114 son of Caleb Dorsey, of Hockley in the Hole [son of Capt. John] and Elinor Warfield,. John was born on 7 Oct 1708 in St. Anne's Parish, Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States), died on 22 Jul 1765 in "New Year's Gift", Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States) at age 56, and was buried in Christ Church, Queen Caroline Parish, Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States).

Research Notes: FromThe Dorsey Family, p. 158:

"John, who signed his name, John Dorsey son of Caleb, received from his father in 1732 a tract of land containing 700 acres called New Year's Gift. In 1735 John Dorsey and his father Caleb deeded two acres of this tract for a site for Christ Church of which John was a member. (Arch. of Md. XXXIX, 167, 229) He bought other tracts of land and lots in Frederick Town...

The will of John Dorsey made April 8, 1765 and proved in 1765 left:

To sons John Dorsey, Richard Dorsey and their heirs to be equally divided, the tracts Dorsey's Range, the Addition to Dorsey's Range, Duvall's Range, the Defendant, Mineral Hill, and part of a tract What's Left, and also a parcel of land that Philemon Dorsey is to convey to me, and if either die without heirs, the whole to go to survivor and if both should die without heirs to be divided among other children
To son Caleb Dorsey, 3 negroes
To daughters Elinor Stringer, Achsah Dorsey, Ann Dorsey, Elizabeth Dorsey, and sons John Dorsey and Richard Dorsey, 150 pounds Sterling and 1 negro each
To granddaughters Elizabeth Dorsey and Mary Stringer, 1 negro each
To wife Elizabeth, 200 pounds Sterling, 8 negroes, one-third of estate
Exrs: wife Eliazabeth and son Caleb Dorsey, empowered to sell house and lot in Frederick Town (Wiulls 35, f 258)"

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Possibly this John Dorsey:
From index of Maryland Historical Archives
1758 Nov.
Grant of tract of land called Walker's Lane, Anne Arundel Co., to John Dorsey. Originally granted to Joseph Walker.

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The John Dorsey referenced below may be a different individual:

From the book Inhabitants of Baltimore County 1763-1774 by Henry C. Peden, Jr., Westminster, Maryland, 1989, pp. 7-8:

"DELAWARE HUNDRED, 1763

[Among those listed are:]
Dorsey, Charles
Dorsey, Edward
Dorsey, John, Qtrs.
Dorsey, Lanslot
Dorsey, Vachael
Wells, Valentine

"Note by William N. Wilkins: The last six pages of Delaware Hundred are missing. Last page of this Hundred is marked as #22. The names on these missing pages however, can be deterined from the index; thus, all of the names are shown.

ibid, pp. 16-23:

"INDEX TO AQUILA HALL'S ASSESSMENT LEDGER, 1762-1765

Aquila Hall was High Sheriff of Baltimore County and after Harford County separated from Baltimore County in 1773 he was appointed Colonel of Militia and one of the Lord Justices of the new county of Harford from 1774 to 1779. While serving as Sheriff of Baltimore County he compiled a tax assessment ledger of 145 pages which named 1,380 persons, their land tracts, and their assessments... Its index contains the following names...

"William Cockey,... Joshua Cockey,... Edward Cockey,... John Hammond Dorsey,... Charles Dorsey,... Andrew Dorsey,... Joshua Dorsey,...Caleb Dorsey, Bazil Dorsey, Edward Dorsey,... Caleb Dorsey,... Richard Dorsey,...Vachell Dorsey,... John Dorsey,...Samuel Owings,... John Owings, Joshua Owings,... Sarah Owings,... Stephen Owings,... Samuel Owings,... Elijah Owings,... Henry Owings,... Christopher Randell,... John Ridgley,... Charles Ridgley, Jr.,... Capt. John Stinchcombe,... Nathan Stinchcombe,... Edmund Talbott, Thomas Talbott,... Philip Thomas,... Edward Talbott,... Samuel Underwood,... Benjamin Wells,... James Wells,... William Wells, James Wells, Jr.,... Charles Wells,... Elex Wells..."

ibid, pp. 57-65:

"LIST OF TAXABLES IN DELAWARE HUNDRED, BALTIMORE COUNTY, 1773

"...Dorsey, John (Qtr.); Ka(?)es Conener; Edward Gattle; Thomas Giffiry; John Poe; John Mikes; John Cocks; Richard Williams; Harry Cater Cub..."
[This may be a different John Dorsey, not the son of Caleb]

Noted events in his life were:

• Received: "New Year's Gift," 700 acres, from his father, 1732, Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, (United States).

• Will: 8 Apr 1756.

• Probate: of his estate, 8 Aug 1765, Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, (United States).

Children from this marriage were:

+ 108 M    i. Caleb Dorsey, [son of John of Anne Arundel] 71 113 147 was born on 8 Jul 1740 in Queen Caroline Parish, Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States) and died on 10 Jul 1795 in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, United States at age 55.

+ 109 F    ii. Eleanor Dorsey 113 148 was born on 5 Sep 1743 in Christ Church, Queen Caroline Parish, Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States).

+ 110 F    iii. Achsah Dorsey 140 149 was born on 17 May 1746 in Christ Church, Queen Caroline Parish, Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States).

+ 111 F    iv. Anne Dorsey 138 150 was born on 11 Dec 1748 in Christ Church, Queen Caroline Parish, Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States).

+ 112 M    v. Captain John Dorsey 71 150 151 152 was born on 31 Mar 1751 in Christ Church, Queen Caroline Parish, Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States) and died in Jan 1796 at age 44.

+ 113 F    vi. Elizabeth Dorsey 150 153 was born on 17 Sep 1753 in Queen Caroline Parish, Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States) and died on 26 Mar 1824 in Harrison Co., (West) Virginia, United States at age 70.

+ 114 M    vii. Col. Richard Dorsey 139 150 154 155 was born on 6 Dec 1756 in Christ Church, Queen Caroline Parish, Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States) and died on 11 May 1826 in <Anne Arundel>, Maryland, United States at age 69.

49. Nicholas Dorsey, [of Capt. Joshua] 76 77 (Joshua (Captain)24, Edward, [Jr.] of "Dorsey" (Major)17, Edward, "the Colonist"16, Edward, [uncertain]15, Thomas, of Hornby, Yorkshire14, John, of Chiche, Essex13, Thomas12, Roger, of Danbury, Essex11, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex10, Robert, of Maldon, Essex9, Robert, of Malden, Essex8, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex7, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex, England6, Henry, of Little Malden, Essex, England5, Norman, of Little Malden, Essex4, Alexander, of Little Malden, Essex3, Michael, of Little Malden, Essex2, Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1) was born on 2 Jun 1725 in Queen Caroline Parish, Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States) and died on 9 Oct 1792 in Elk Ridge, Anne Arundel (Howard), Maryland, United States at age 67.

Research Notes: From Revolutionary Patriots of Anne Arundel, p. 53:

"Married Elizabeth Worthington and had 7 children: Nicholas Worthington Dorsey, Elizabeth Dorsey Warfield, Lloyd Dorsey, Anne Worthington Dorsey Worthington, Mary Dorsey Dorsey, Joshua Dorsey and Sarah Dorsey Ball (Ref: R-62. However, this source does not credit Nicholas with taking the Oath of Allegiance in 1778.) He took the Oath of Allegiance on March 12, 1778 before Hon. John Dorsey, but Source B-26 (a published list of those who took the oath) mistakenly gives his name as Nicholas Dorsey of Edward. The original Maryland State Papers, Red Book 22, gives his name as 'Nicholas Dorsey, of Josa.', which indicates that Nicholas Dorsey of Joshua took the Oath of Allegiance, and not Nicholas Dorsey of Edward,q.v. Also, Source T-277 states he died in 1780, not in 1792)."

Noted events in his life were:

• Will: 6 Mar 1789.

• Probate: of his estate, 3 Nov 1792.

Nicholas married Elizabeth Worthington,76 121 daughter of John Worthington II and Helen Hammond,. Elizabeth died on 17 Nov 1803.

The child from this marriage was:

+ 115 F    i. Mary Dorsey, [dau. of Nicholas] 156 was born about 1766 and died before 24 Feb 1831 in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, United States.

50. Catharine Dorsey 40 (Joshua (Captain)24, Edward, [Jr.] of "Dorsey" (Major)17, Edward, "the Colonist"16, Edward, [uncertain]15, Thomas, of Hornby, Yorkshire14, John, of Chiche, Essex13, Thomas12, Roger, of Danbury, Essex11, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex10, Robert, of Maldon, Essex9, Robert, of Malden, Essex8, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex7, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex, England6, Henry, of Little Malden, Essex, England5, Norman, of Little Malden, Essex4, Alexander, of Little Malden, Essex3, Michael, of Little Malden, Essex2, Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1) was born on 21 Dec 1727 in Christ Church, Queen Caroline Parish, Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States) and died on 20 Apr 1746 in Christ Church, Queen Caroline Parish, Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States) at age 18.

51. Anne Dorsey 78 79 (Joshua (Captain)24, Edward, [Jr.] of "Dorsey" (Major)17, Edward, "the Colonist"16, Edward, [uncertain]15, Thomas, of Hornby, Yorkshire14, John, of Chiche, Essex13, Thomas12, Roger, of Danbury, Essex11, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex10, Robert, of Maldon, Essex9, Robert, of Malden, Essex8, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex7, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex, England6, Henry, of Little Malden, Essex, England5, Norman, of Little Malden, Essex4, Alexander, of Little Malden, Essex3, Michael, of Little Malden, Essex2, Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1) was born on 15 Oct 1730 in Christ Church, Queen Caroline Parish, Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States) and died on 15 Sep 1767 in Queen Caroline Parish, Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States) at age 36.

Research Notes: First wife of Henry Ridgely.

From http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=mrmarsha&id=I20003:

DORSEY, JOSHUA, Anne Arundel Co. 14 Nov, 1747 6 Feb, 1747
To wife Anne,250 A., my dwelling plantation called "Major's Choice.
To son HENRY DORSEY, my 2 tracts, one called "Dorsey's Anglis, 200 A., the other called Dorsey's Hills," 200 A., both tracts lying in the county.
To son PHILEMON DORSEY, 1/2 tract called Brothers' Partnership," taken up jointly bet. my bro. JOHN DORSEY, and myself, 632 A.
To son JOSHUA DORSEY, 250 A.
To son NICHOLAS DORSEY, tract 'Huntingstowne Quarters,' 266 A., original tract was some years ago resurveyed by my bro.-in-law HENRY RIDGEBY.
To dau. RACHEL WARFIELD, 20 s. sterl.
To dau . ELIZABETH DORSEY, 20 pounds.
To dau. ANNE DORSEY, slaves.
To dau. SARAH DORSEY, 1 slave.
To son CHARLES DORSEY, my dwelling plantation and 250 A.
Mentions his young. child., and to support NICHOLAS and CHARLES with provision at their own stock.
Wife and 2 eld. sons, exs.
Wit: Henry Ridgely, Basil Dorsey, Richard Simpson, Elizabeth Ridgely, Ephraim Howard, Henry Howard. 25. 315 - 318

Anne married Major Henry Ridgely,70 78 157 son of Henry Ridgely III and Elizabeth Warfield, on 11 Nov 1750 in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, (United States). Henry was born on 17 May 1728 in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, (United States) and died on 28 Jun 1791 in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, United States at age 63.

Research Notes: From The Dorsey Family, p. 142:

"On September 27, 1727, the freeholders of Queen Caroline parish, then a part of Anne Arundel county, met at the parish church and 'made choice' of Henry Ridgely and John Howard as churchwardens; Thomas Wainright, John Dorsey son of Edward, John Hammond son of Charles, Orland Griffith, Richard Davis and Robert Shipley as vestrymen. ...[M]ost of these worthies were landowners in this section..."
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From http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=mrmarsha&id=I45447:

JOHNSON, BARBARY, Anne Arundel County, planter. 30 April 1776
14 May 1776
To bro. Robert Johnson, Ex., all my personal estate including
11 negroes and household furniture.
Wit: Lewis Duvall; Henry Ridgley; Priscilla Pinkeye 40. 651

52. Sarah Dorsey, [dau. of Capt. Joshua] 80 (Joshua (Captain)24, Edward, [Jr.] of "Dorsey" (Major)17, Edward, "the Colonist"16, Edward, [uncertain]15, Thomas, of Hornby, Yorkshire14, John, of Chiche, Essex13, Thomas12, Roger, of Danbury, Essex11, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex10, Robert, of Maldon, Essex9, Robert, of Malden, Essex8, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex7, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex, England6, Henry, of Little Malden, Essex, England5, Norman, of Little Malden, Essex4, Alexander, of Little Malden, Essex3, Michael, of Little Malden, Essex2, Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1) was born on 27 May 1733 in Christ Church, Queen Caroline Parish, Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States).

Sarah married Robert Shipley.80 158 Robert was born on 19 Oct 1713 in Christ Church, Queen Caroline Parish, Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States) and died after 1792 in <Mecklinburg Co., North Carolina>.

53. Charles Dorsey 40 (Joshua (Captain)24, Edward, [Jr.] of "Dorsey" (Major)17, Edward, "the Colonist"16, Edward, [uncertain]15, Thomas, of Hornby, Yorkshire14, John, of Chiche, Essex13, Thomas12, Roger, of Danbury, Essex11, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex10, Robert, of Maldon, Essex9, Robert, of Malden, Essex8, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex7, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex, England6, Henry, of Little Malden, Essex, England5, Norman, of Little Malden, Essex4, Alexander, of Little Malden, Essex3, Michael, of Little Malden, Essex2, Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1) was born on 11 Nov 1736 in Christ Church, Queen Caroline Parish, Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States).

54. Hannah Dorsey 81 (John, [of Major Edward]25, Edward, [Jr.] of "Dorsey" (Major)17, Edward, "the Colonist"16, Edward, [uncertain]15, Thomas, of Hornby, Yorkshire14, John, of Chiche, Essex13, Thomas12, Roger, of Danbury, Essex11, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex10, Robert, of Maldon, Essex9, Robert, of Malden, Essex8, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex7, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex, England6, Henry, of Little Malden, Essex, England5, Norman, of Little Malden, Essex4, Alexander, of Little Malden, Essex3, Michael, of Little Malden, Essex2, Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1) was born on 26 Aug 1709 and died in 1789 in "Dorsey's Grove", Anne Arundel (Howard), Maryland, United States at age 80.

Noted events in her life were:

• Inventory: of her estte, 10 Jun 1791, Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, United States.

Hannah married Adam Barnes 71 81 about 1732. Adam was born about 1705 in "Shipley's Choice", Severn River, Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States) and died before 16 Feb 1769 in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, (United States).

Research Notes: From Inhabitants of Baltimore County 1763-1774, pp. 16-23:

"INDEX TO AQUILA HALL'S ASSESSMENT LEDGER, 1762-1765

Aquila Hall was High Sheriff of Baltimore County and after Harford County separated from Baltimore County in 1773 he was appointed Colonel of Militia and one of the Lord Justices of the new county of Harford from 1774 to 1779. While serving as Sheriff of Baltimore County he compiled a tax assessment ledger of 145 pages which named 1,380 persons, their land tracts, and their assessments... Its index contains the following names...

"…John Barnes, William Barnes, Joseph Barnes,… Adam Barnes…

Noted events in his life were:

• Will: 19 Nov 1768.

• Probate: of his estate, 16 Feb 1769.

55. Ruth Dorsey 82 (John, [of Major Edward]25, Edward, [Jr.] of "Dorsey" (Major)17, Edward, "the Colonist"16, Edward, [uncertain]15, Thomas, of Hornby, Yorkshire14, John, of Chiche, Essex13, Thomas12, Roger, of Danbury, Essex11, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex10, Robert, of Maldon, Essex9, Robert, of Malden, Essex8, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex7, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex, England6, Henry, of Little Malden, Essex, England5, Norman, of Little Malden, Essex4, Alexander, of Little Malden, Essex3, Michael, of Little Malden, Essex2, Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1) was born on 15 Oct 1710.

Ruth married Benjamin Lawrence.82 Benjamin was born on 27 Mar 1704 in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, (United States).

56. Michael Dorsey 83 84 85 (John, [of Major Edward]25, Edward, [Jr.] of "Dorsey" (Major)17, Edward, "the Colonist"16, Edward, [uncertain]15, Thomas, of Hornby, Yorkshire14, John, of Chiche, Essex13, Thomas12, Roger, of Danbury, Essex11, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex10, Robert, of Maldon, Essex9, Robert, of Malden, Essex8, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex7, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex, England6, Henry, of Little Malden, Essex, England5, Norman, of Little Malden, Essex4, Alexander, of Little Malden, Essex3, Michael, of Little Malden, Essex2, Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1) was born on 15 Mar 1713 and died on 20 Dec 1776 in Queen Caroline Parish, Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States) at age 63.

Noted events in his life were:

• Inventory: of his estate, 18 Jun 1777.

Michael married Ruth Todd,83 85 daughter of Lancelot Todd, [Jr.] and Elizabeth <Rockhold>, on 10 Aug 1733. Ruth was born about 1715 and died in Nov 1789 about age 74.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 116 M    i. Hon. John Dorsey, [son of Michael] 136 159 160 was born on 3 Jul 1734 in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, (United States) and died before 9 Mar 1779 in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, (United States).

+ 117 F    ii. Lydia Dorsey .85

+ 118 F    iii. Elizabeth Dorsey, [dau. of Michael] 161 was born on 3 Dec 1735 and died after 1806.

+ 119 F    iv. Honor Dorsey 162 was born on 3 Nov 1737 and died before 8 Mar 1790.

+ 120 F    v. Sarah Dorsey 163 was born on 25 Sep 1739.

+ 121 F    vi. Ruth Dorsey 84 164 was born on 17 Mar 1743 and died before 25 Jun 1805 in Frederick Co., Maryland, United States.

+ 122 M    vii. Michael Dorsey, Jr. 101 165 was born on 29 Oct 1745, died on 28 Feb 1812 near Elk Ridge, Baltimore (Howard) Co., Maryland, United States at age 66, and was buried in Dorsey Family Cemetery, Clarksville, Howard, Maryland, United States.

+ 123 M    viii. Lancelot Dorsey, [of Michael] 166 was born on 17 Jul 1747 and died on 1 Mar 1829 at age 81.

+ 124 F    ix. Anne Dorsey 167 was born on 29 Jan 1748 in Maryland, (United States) and died on 30 Sep 1808 in Maryland, United States at age 60.

57. Sarah Dorsey 18 86 (John, [of Major Edward]25, Edward, [Jr.] of "Dorsey" (Major)17, Edward, "the Colonist"16, Edward, [uncertain]15, Thomas, of Hornby, Yorkshire14, John, of Chiche, Essex13, Thomas12, Roger, of Danbury, Essex11, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex10, Robert, of Maldon, Essex9, Robert, of Malden, Essex8, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex7, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex, England6, Henry, of Little Malden, Essex, England5, Norman, of Little Malden, Essex4, Alexander, of Little Malden, Essex3, Michael, of Little Malden, Essex2, Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1) was born on 15 Oct 1715 in Elk Ridge, Anne Arundel (Howard), Maryland, (United States) and died on 4 Mar 1790 in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, (United States) at age 74.

Research Notes: Daughter of John Dorsey who d. 1761.

Sarah married Henry Howard,86 son of Joseph Howard and Margery Keith, in 1730 in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, (United States). Henry was born on 14 Jan 1703 in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, (United States)168 and died on 29 Oct 1778 in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, United States at age 75.

The child from this marriage was:

+ 125 F    i. Rachel Howard 86 was born in 1732 and died in 1792 at age 60.

58. Susannah Dorsey 86 87 (John, [of Major Edward]25, Edward, [Jr.] of "Dorsey" (Major)17, Edward, "the Colonist"16, Edward, [uncertain]15, Thomas, of Hornby, Yorkshire14, John, of Chiche, Essex13, Thomas12, Roger, of Danbury, Essex11, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex10, Robert, of Maldon, Essex9, Robert, of Malden, Essex8, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex7, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex, England6, Henry, of Little Malden, Essex, England5, Norman, of Little Malden, Essex4, Alexander, of Little Malden, Essex3, Michael, of Little Malden, Essex2, Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1) was born on 12 Dec 1717 in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, (United States) and died in 1769 in "Dorsey's Grove", Anne Arundel (Howard), Maryland, United States at age 52.

Research Notes: From http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=mrmarsha&id=I34637:

Children of Susannah Dorsey and Levin Lawrence are:

i. Rachel Lawrence was born 3 MAY 1739 in Anne Arundel County, Maryland, and died 12 AUG 1808. She married Philemon Dorsey 13 DEC 1759, son of Joshua Dorsey and Anne Ridgely. He was born 20 JAN 1714/15 in Maryland, and died 7 APR 1772 in Will probated Anne Arundel County, Maryland. She married Nathan Harris 19 JAN 1775, son of Thomas Harris and Sarah Offutt. He was born 19 OCT 1747, and died 23 APR 1820.

ii. Benjamin Lawrence was born 17 MAY 1741 in 'Dorsey's Grove', Anne Arundel County, Maryland, and died 5 MAR 1814 in Jefferson County, Kentucky. He married Urath Randall Owings 28 JAN 1762 in Baltimore Co , MD, daughter of Samuel Owings and Ruth Urath Randall. She was born 26 MAR 1738 in Baltimore Co , MD, and died 1807.

iii. John Dorsey Lawrence was born 26 OCT 1743 in Anne Arundel , MD, and died 18 DEC 1798 in Anne Arundel , MD. He married Martha West 20 APR 1766, daughter of Stephen West and Martha Hall. She was born ABT 1745.

iv. Ruth Lawrence was born 22 DEC 1745, and died 27 JUL 1827. She married Thomas Owings 27 NOV 1760 in Baltimore Co, MD, son of Samuel Owings and Ruth Urath Randall. He was born 18 OCT 1740 in Baltimore County, Maryland, and died 23 AUG 1822 in Baltimore County, Maryland.

v. Elizabeth Lawrence was born ABT 1749 in Anne Arundel, and died 1785. She married Christopher Owings, son of Samuel Owings and Ruth Urath Randall. He was born 16 FEB 1743/44 in Baltimore County, Maryland, and died 12 JAN 1783.

vi. Levin Lawrence was born 1750 in Anne Arundel, Maryland, and died 31 MAR 1805. He married Sarah Dorsey 29 AUG 1786, daughter of Caleb Dorsey and Rebecca Hammond. She was born 31 OCT 1763 in Anne Arundel County, Maryland, and died MAR 1820.

Susannah married Levin Lawrence.86 169 Levin was born on 6 Apr 1711 in West River Hundred, Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, (United States) and died in 1756 in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, (United States) at age 45.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 126 F    i. Rachel Lawrence 73 was born on 3 May 1739.

+ 127 M    ii. Lt. Benjamin Lawrence 86 170 171 was born on 17 May 1741 in St. Thomas Parish, Garrison Forest, Baltimore Co., Maryland, (United States), died on 5 Mar 1814 in Jefferson Co., Kentucky at age 72, and was buried in Lawrence Family Cemetery, Hurstbourne, Jefferson, Kentucky, United States.

59. Vachel Dorsey 71 84 88 89 90 (John, [of Major Edward]25, Edward, [Jr.] of "Dorsey" (Major)17, Edward, "the Colonist"16, Edward, [uncertain]15, Thomas, of Hornby, Yorkshire14, John, of Chiche, Essex13, Thomas12, Roger, of Danbury, Essex11, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex10, Robert, of Maldon, Essex9, Robert, of Malden, Essex8, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex7, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex, England6, Henry, of Little Malden, Essex, England5, Norman, of Little Malden, Essex4, Alexander, of Little Malden, Essex3, Michael, of Little Malden, Essex2, Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1) was born on 20 Oct 1726 in Queen Caroline Parish, Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States) and died on 9 Mar 1798 in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, United States at age 71.

Research Notes: From Revolutionary Patriots of Anne Arundel, p. 55:

"He married Ruth Dorsey and had 6 children: Johnsa Dorsey, Vachel Dorsey, Edward Dorsey, Ruth Dorsey Owings, Elias Dorsey and Leaven Dorsey. His lands were partly in Anne Arundel County and Baltimore County. He took the Oath of Allegiance before Hon. Edward Cockey on February 28, 1778 in Baltimore County (Ref: R-23)."

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From The Dorsey Family, p. 145 " "...Vachel Dorsey, son of John, d. 1798"
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From Inhabitants of Baltimore County 1763-1774, pp. 7-8:

"DELAWARE HUNDRED, 1763

[Among those listed are:]
Dorsey, Charles
Dorsey, Edward
Dorsey, John, Qtrs.
Dorsey, Lanslot
Dorsey, Vachael
Wells, Valentine

"Note by William N. Wilkins: The last six pages of Delaware Hundred are missing. Last page of this Hundred is marked as #22. The names on these missing pages however, can be deterined from the index; thus, all of the names are shown.

ibid, pp. 16-23:

"INDEX TO AQUILA HALL'S ASSESSMENT LEDGER, 1762-1765

Aquila Hall was High Sheriff of Baltimore County and after Harford County separated from Baltimore County in 1773 he was appointed Colonel of Militia and one of the Lord Justices of the new county of Harford from 1774 to 1779. While serving as Sheriff of Baltimore County he compiled a tax assessment ledger of 145 pages which named 1,380 persons, their land tracts, and their assessments... Its index contains the following names...

"…John Barnes, William Barnes, Joseph Barnes,… Adam Barnes…
"William Cockey,... Joshua Cockey,... Edward Cockey,...
"…John Hammond Dorsey,... John Hammond Dorsey,… Vincent Dorsey heirs,… Charles Dorsey,… Andrew Dorsey,… Joshual Dorsey,… Caleb Dorsey, Bazil Dorsey, Edward Dorsey,... Caleb Dorsey,... Richard Dorsey,... Vachell Dorsey,… John Dorsey,...
"…Samuel Owings,... John Owings, Joshua Owings,... Sarah Owings,... Stephen Owings,... Samuel Owings,... Elijah Owings,... Henry Owings,...
"…Christopher Randell,... John Ridgley,... Charles Ridgley, Jr.,...
"…Capt. John Stinchcombe,... Nathan Stinchcombe,...
"…Edmund Talbott, Thomas Talbott,... William Talbott's heirs, …Philip Thomas,... John Talbott, …Edward Talbott,...
"…Samuel Underwood,...
"…Benjamin Wells,... James Wells,... William Wells, James Wells, Jr.,... Charles Wells,... Elex Wells..."


Ibid., pp. 27-41:

"SIGNERS FOR THE REMOVAL OF THE COUNTY SEAT TO BALTIMORE TOWN (1768)...

"...Thomas Cockey...Joshua Owings...Charles Ridgely... Samuel Owings... John Cockey... Benjamin Wells, Charles Wells... George Wells... Caleb Warfield, Nathaniel Stinchcomb... William Coale...Christopher Randall, Jr.... J. Cockey Owings... William Wells, Jr.... William Wells...Edward Talbott... Edward Cockey... Benjamin Talbott... Charles Ridgely (son William)... Elisha Dorsey... Alexander Wells, Nathaniel Owings...Nathaniel Stinchcomb, Sr....Lott Owings... Anthony Arnold... Richard Owings... William Cockey... John Talbott (son Edward)... Richard Owings... William Slade... Edward Talbot... Vachel Dorsey... Christopher Owings, Richard Owings... Edward Dorsey (son John)... Lancelott Dorsey, Charles Dorsey (son Nathan), Ely Dorsey... Henry Dorsey...Samuel Dorsey, Jr.... Joshua Owings, Jr.... Samuel Owings... John Wells... Thomas Owings... Henry Butler... George Dorsey.

Vachel married Ruth Dorsey,84 88 172 daughter of Captain Edward Dorsey and Sarah Todd, about 1746 in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, (United States). Ruth was born about 1730 in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, (United States) and died before 27 May 1814 in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, United States.

Death Notes: Source: The Dorsey Family by Maxwell J. Dorsey, Jean Muir Dorsey and Nannie Ball Nimmo,2006, p. 145 "d. 1814 (A.A. Co. Wills J.G. No. 1, f. 63)

Noted events in her life were:

• Will: 24 Dec 1813.

• Probate: 27 May 1814, Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, United States.

The child from this marriage was:

+ 128 F    i. Ruth Dorsey 173 was born before 1774 in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, (United States) and died in May 1835 in Baltimore Co., Maryland, United States.

60. Edward Dorsey, (of John) 91 (John, [of Major Edward]25, Edward, [Jr.] of "Dorsey" (Major)17, Edward, "the Colonist"16, Edward, [uncertain]15, Thomas, of Hornby, Yorkshire14, John, of Chiche, Essex13, Thomas12, Roger, of Danbury, Essex11, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex10, Robert, of Maldon, Essex9, Robert, of Malden, Essex8, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex7, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex, England6, Henry, of Little Malden, Essex, England5, Norman, of Little Malden, Essex4, Alexander, of Little Malden, Essex3, Michael, of Little Malden, Essex2, Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1) was born on 25 Oct 1728 in Elk Ridge, Anne Arundel (Howard), Maryland, (United States) and died in 1788 in <Anne Arundel>, Maryland, United States at age 60.

Research Notes: From Revolutionary Patriots of Anne Arundel, p. 48:

"DORSEY, EDWARD (OF JOHN), October, 1728 - after 1790. Son of John and Honor Dorsey. Married Betty Gilliss and had six children: Ezekiel John Dorsey, Joseph Dorsey, Edward Hill Dorsey, Mary Hill Dorsey, Elizabeth Hill Dorsey Van Bebber, and Henry Dorsey. He served on the Committee of Observation in 1775 in Anne Arundel County (Ref: F-222), and he may have taken the Oath of Allegiance in Baltimore County in 1778 (Ref: R-25)."

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The following Edward Dorsey may not be this individual unless he held land in Baltimore County as well as Anne Arundel County, or if his property on Elk Ridge was in Baltimore County. The boundary between Anne Arundel and Baltimore changed several times.

From Inhabitants of Baltimore County 1763-1774, pp. 27-41:

"JOPPA COURTHOUSE PETITION OF 1768

"The petitions for and against the removal of the county seat of Baltimore County from Joppa to Baltimore Town in 1768 are discussed at length in the Archives of Maryland, Vol. 61 (Appendix). Notices were posted in January, 1768 at the door of the courthouse in Joppa, at the church door of St. Paul's Parish, at the church door of St. Thomas' Parish, at the church door of St. John's Parish, at the church door of St. George's Parish, at the door of the chapel of St. George's Parish, at the door of the chapel of St. John's Parish, and at the house called St. Thomas' Chapel in St. Thomas' Parish, by Absalom Butler and sworn to before the Honorable Benjamin Rogers. Notices were printed in English and German. Tabulations indicate that 2,271 voted for the removal of the courthouse, and 901 voted against it. (It should be noted that some signatures are missing due to the disintegration of the paper, and there also appears to be some who signed more than once.) Five years later, Harford County separated from Baltimore County and set up its court house at Bush (Harford Town) in 1774 and at Bel Air in 1782.

"SIGNERS FOR THE REMOVAL OF THE COUNTY SEAT TO BALTIMORE TOWN (1768)

"…Edward Owings…Charles Ridgely (son William)... (Petition endorsed by Jonathan Plowman)
"Elisha Dorsey... (Petition endorsed by Charles Rogers)
"…Alexander Wells, Nathaniel Owings...Stephen Hart Owings…(Petition endorsed by Alexander Wells)
"…Nathaniel Stinchcomb, Sr., Thomas Wells…Richard Wells…(Petition endorsed by Dr. William Lyon)
"...Lott Owings... Anthony Arnold... John Calvert (Petition endorsed by William Lux and Benjamin Rogers)
"…Richard Owings... William Cockey.(Petition endorsed by Joseph Cromwell, Sr.)
"... John Talbott (son Edward)... William Worthington…Larkin Randall…Bale Owings…John Fishpaw…Richard Cole…(Petition endorsed by John Merryman, Jr. and John Leet)
"…Benjamin Rogers…William Cole… (Petition endorsed in the Market Place by John Leets)
"…Edward Dorsey (of BC), Nicholas Dorsey, Jr….Edward Talbot… Vachel Dorsey... Christopher Owings, Richard Owings... William Arnold… Edward Dorsey (son John)... Lancelott Dorsey, Charles Dorsey (son Nathan), Ely Dorsey... Henry Dorsey... James Dorsey… Charles Dorsey… Nicholas Dorsey, Sr…. (Petition endorsed by George Ogg)
"…Edmund Talbott… (Petition endorsed by Thomas Jones)
"… Samuel Owings (of Thomas)… (Petition endorsed by Abraham Walker and Benjamin Rogers)
"… Samuel Dorsey, Jr.... (Petition endorsed by Moses Galloway)
"… Joshua Owings, Jr.... (Petition not endorsed)
"…Joseph Cole… John Hall (son of Joshua)… (Petition endorsed by Capt. Richard Richards)
"… Henry Dorsey, Jr. (Mutilated petition; at least five names torn away)
"… Henry Griffith Dorsey, Sr… Leakin Dorsey… Thomas Gist… (Petition endorsed by John Riston)

Edward married Elizabeth Gillis 175 on 29 Jul 1750 in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, (United States). Another name for Elizabeth was Betty Gilliss.

61. Nicholas Dorsey, Jr. 71 77 84 92 (Nicholas, [son of Col. Edward]26, Edward, [Jr.] of "Dorsey" (Major)17, Edward, "the Colonist"16, Edward, [uncertain]15, Thomas, of Hornby, Yorkshire14, John, of Chiche, Essex13, Thomas12, Roger, of Danbury, Essex11, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex10, Robert, of Maldon, Essex9, Robert, of Malden, Essex8, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex7, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex, England6, Henry, of Little Malden, Essex, England5, Norman, of Little Malden, Essex4, Alexander, of Little Malden, Essex3, Michael, of Little Malden, Essex2, Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1) was born about 1713 in <Anne Arundel>, Maryland, (United States) and died before 28 May 1780 in Baltimore Co., Maryland, (United States).

Research Notes: From Revolutionary Patriots of Anne Arundel, p. 53:

"Married Sarah Griffith in 1736 and they had 12 children: Rachel Dorsey, Lindsay, Lydia Dorsey Dorsey, Nicholas Dorsey, Charles Dorsey, Catherine Dorsey wood, Henry Dorsey, Sarah Dorsey, Vachel Dorsey, Lucretia Dorsey Welsh, Frances Dorsey, Capman Warfield, Orlando Dorsey, and Achsah Dorsey Warfield (Ref: R-88, which states that Nicholas was a non-juror in 1779 but may have taken the Oath of Allegiance by 1780 as many non-jurors did to prevent their property from being triple taxed)."

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This may not be the same Nicholas Dorsey as listed here:

From Inhabitants of Baltimore County 1763-1774, pp. 57-60:

"LIST OF TAXABLES IN DELAWARE HUNDRED, BALTIMORE COUNTY, 1773

[Among those listed are:]

Dorsey, Edward; Edward Dorsey; John Goodlan; Wm. Shavens; William Price; Joseph Holdin; Comfort

Dorsey, Basel (Qtr.); Thomas Gilbert; Henry Gilbert

Dorsey, Caly

Dorsey, Nicholas; Abrim, Soloman

Dorsey, Charles (of Nich.); Joseph Chapman; John Carter; John Langley; George Miller; Absilam Frisel

Dorsey, Nicholas Jr.; William Aston; John Martin; Thomas Miller

Dorsey, John (Qtr.); Ka(?)es Conener; Edward Gattle; Thomas Giffiry; John Poe; John Mikes; John Cocks; Richard Williams; Harry Cater Cub

Dorsey, Ely (Qtr.); John Randle; Will; Joe

Dorsey, Ely

Owings, Richard (son of Samuel); James Riley;l John Highnmarsh; Timothy Philips

Wilmoth, John (Qtr); Jiry; Bess; Dinis Downey

"On Reverse side: Delaware Hundred Taxes 462 examined by JSH. The Hole Amount of Taxes is 501: Richard Owings, son of Sam."

Noted events in his life were:

• Will: 31 Mar 1769, Baltimore Co., Maryland, (United States).

• Probate: 28 May 1780, Baltimore Co., Maryland, (United States).

Nicholas married Sarah Griffith 84 92 176 in 1736. Sarah was born on 13 May 1718 and died on 1 Sep 1794 at age 76.

Marriage Notes: Revolutionary Patriots of Anne Arundel, p. 53, gives 1736 as marriage date. Another source has "before 1732."

Children from this marriage were:

+ 129 F    i. Lydia Dorsey 84 176 was born in 1740 and died in 1796 in Simpson's Creek, Nelson, Kentucky, United States at age 56.

+ 130 M    ii. Charles Griffith Dorsey 167 was born about 1744 and died on 12 Sep 1814 about age 70.

62. Priscilla Dorsey 93 (Francis32, Edward, [Jr.] of "Dorsey" (Major)17, Edward, "the Colonist"16, Edward, [uncertain]15, Thomas, of Hornby, Yorkshire14, John, of Chiche, Essex13, Thomas12, Roger, of Danbury, Essex11, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex10, Robert, of Maldon, Essex9, Robert, of Malden, Essex8, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex7, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex, England6, Henry, of Little Malden, Essex, England5, Norman, of Little Malden, Essex4, Alexander, of Little Malden, Essex3, Michael, of Little Malden, Essex2, Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1) was born on 22 Mar 1726 in St. Paul's Parish, Baltimore Co., Maryland, (United States).

63. Venetia Dorsey 94 (Francis32, Edward, [Jr.] of "Dorsey" (Major)17, Edward, "the Colonist"16, Edward, [uncertain]15, Thomas, of Hornby, Yorkshire14, John, of Chiche, Essex13, Thomas12, Roger, of Danbury, Essex11, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex10, Robert, of Maldon, Essex9, Robert, of Malden, Essex8, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex7, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex, England6, Henry, of Little Malden, Essex, England5, Norman, of Little Malden, Essex4, Alexander, of Little Malden, Essex3, Michael, of Little Malden, Essex2, Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1) was born on 16 Oct 1728 in St. Paul's Parish, Baltimore Co., Maryland, (United States).

64. Sarah Dorsey, [dau. of Francis] 95 96 (Francis32, Edward, [Jr.] of "Dorsey" (Major)17, Edward, "the Colonist"16, Edward, [uncertain]15, Thomas, of Hornby, Yorkshire14, John, of Chiche, Essex13, Thomas12, Roger, of Danbury, Essex11, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex10, Robert, of Maldon, Essex9, Robert, of Malden, Essex8, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex7, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex, England6, Henry, of Little Malden, Essex, England5, Norman, of Little Malden, Essex4, Alexander, of Little Malden, Essex3, Michael, of Little Malden, Essex2, Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1) was born on 28 Jan 1731 in St. Paul's Parish, Baltimore Co., Maryland, (United States) and died in 1786 in Ohio Indian Territory [west of Washington Co.], Pennsylvania, (United States) at age 55.

Sarah married Charles Wells, [Jr.],3 71 177 178 son of Charles Wells and Sarah Wright,. Charles was born on 7 Sep 1729 in Baltimore Co., Maryland, (United States) and died about 1786 in Ohio Indian Territory [west of Washington Co.], Pennsylvania, (United States) about age 57.

Birth Notes: Birthdate may be 7 September 1725

Research Notes: This may not be the same Charles Wells:

From Inhabitants of Baltimore County 1763-1774, pp. 62-65:

"LIST OF TAXABLES IN GUNPOWDER UPPER HUNDRED, BALTIMORE COUNTY, TAKEN BY SUTTON GUDGEON, 1773

[Among those listed are:]

Dulany, Walter, at Qtr. and Charles Wells, Overseer; Samuel Chuen; Joseph West; Peter Hickby; Negroes: Simon, Punch, Cesar, Joe, Will, John, Jack, Phil, Dol, Rachel, Bec, Hegar, Sal

Ridgly, Charles (Qt); Robert Shaw; William Taylor; Timothy Wren; George Ogle; William Gilburn; Richard Harvey; Negroes: Ben, London, Cesar, Farar"

65. Elizabeth Dorsey, [dau. of Francis] 97 (Francis32, Edward, [Jr.] of "Dorsey" (Major)17, Edward, "the Colonist"16, Edward, [uncertain]15, Thomas, of Hornby, Yorkshire14, John, of Chiche, Essex13, Thomas12, Roger, of Danbury, Essex11, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex10, Robert, of Maldon, Essex9, Robert, of Malden, Essex8, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex7, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex, England6, Henry, of Little Malden, Essex, England5, Norman, of Little Malden, Essex4, Alexander, of Little Malden, Essex3, Michael, of Little Malden, Essex2, Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1) was born on 16 Aug 1733 in St. Paul's Parish, Baltimore Co., Maryland, (United States).

66. Kezia Dorsey 47 (Francis32, Edward, [Jr.] of "Dorsey" (Major)17, Edward, "the Colonist"16, Edward, [uncertain]15, Thomas, of Hornby, Yorkshire14, John, of Chiche, Essex13, Thomas12, Roger, of Danbury, Essex11, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex10, Robert, of Maldon, Essex9, Robert, of Malden, Essex8, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex7, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex, England6, Henry, of Little Malden, Essex, England5, Norman, of Little Malden, Essex4, Alexander, of Little Malden, Essex3, Michael, of Little Malden, Essex2, Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1) was born on 25 Apr 1736 in St. Paul's Parish, Baltimore Co., Maryland, (United States).

67. Margaret Dorsey 47 (Francis32, Edward, [Jr.] of "Dorsey" (Major)17, Edward, "the Colonist"16, Edward, [uncertain]15, Thomas, of Hornby, Yorkshire14, John, of Chiche, Essex13, Thomas12, Roger, of Danbury, Essex11, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex10, Robert, of Maldon, Essex9, Robert, of Malden, Essex8, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex7, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex, England6, Henry, of Little Malden, Essex, England5, Norman, of Little Malden, Essex4, Alexander, of Little Malden, Essex3, Michael, of Little Malden, Essex2, Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1) was born on 18 Jan 1739 in St. Paul's Parish, Baltimore Co., Maryland, (United States).

68. Francis Dorsey, [Jr.] 98 (Francis32, Edward, [Jr.] of "Dorsey" (Major)17, Edward, "the Colonist"16, Edward, [uncertain]15, Thomas, of Hornby, Yorkshire14, John, of Chiche, Essex13, Thomas12, Roger, of Danbury, Essex11, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex10, Robert, of Maldon, Essex9, Robert, of Malden, Essex8, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex7, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex, England6, Henry, of Little Malden, Essex, England5, Norman, of Little Malden, Essex4, Alexander, of Little Malden, Essex3, Michael, of Little Malden, Essex2, Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1) was born on 23 Jun 1741 in St. Paul's Parish, Baltimore Co., Maryland, (United States) and died before 5 Sep 1769 in Baltimore Co., Maryland, (United States).

Noted events in his life were:

• Will: 1 Mar 1769.

• Probate: of his estate, 5 Sep 1769, Baltimore Co., Maryland, (United States).

69. Larkin Dorsey, [son of Francis] 71 99 100 101 (Francis32, Edward, [Jr.] of "Dorsey" (Major)17, Edward, "the Colonist"16, Edward, [uncertain]15, Thomas, of Hornby, Yorkshire14, John, of Chiche, Essex13, Thomas12, Roger, of Danbury, Essex11, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex10, Robert, of Maldon, Essex9, Robert, of Malden, Essex8, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex7, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex, England6, Henry, of Little Malden, Essex, England5, Norman, of Little Malden, Essex4, Alexander, of Little Malden, Essex3, Michael, of Little Malden, Essex2, Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1) was born on 15 Feb 1747 in St. Thomas Parish, Baltimore Co., Maryland, (United States) and died <1838> at age 91. Another name for Larkin was Lacon Dorsey.

Birth Notes: May have been born on 13 February 1746/47; may have been in St. Paul's Parish, Baltimore Co.

Research Notes: From Revolutionary Patriots of Anne Arundel, p. 52:

"Believed to have taken the Oath of Allegiance in 1778 in Washington County, and married Ann Schmid there in 1783."

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This is probably the "Leakin Dorsey" in the following list.

From Inhabitants of Baltimore County 1763-1774, pp. 13-16:

"AN INDEX OF SOME BALTIMORE RESIDENTS IN 1765

The following index was found in the Maryland Historical Society Library's Manuscript Division (MS. 1711) and, even though there is nothing to indicate what the purpose of the index, it was determined that those listed were Baltimore residents circa 1765. This determination was made from the compiler's familiarity with Baltimore families prior to the Revolution and also because this index was found with the remnants of a Baltimore Debt Book for 1765 and 1766. This is not an index to the debt book because the highest page number in the book is 109 while the highest page number in the index is 58. The index is, nonetheless, a 'finding list' for early Baltimore."
[Among those listed are:]

Nicholas Clagett
Nathan Dorsey
Leakin Dorsey
Joshua Lynch
William Lynch
John Merryman
Joseph Merryman
Samuel Merryman
John C. Owings.
James Richard
Christopher Randall & Bond
Larkin Randall
Ecan Thomas
Frederick Thomas
Edward Talbott
George Wells
John Wells
Joseph Wells
Thomas Wells
John Worthington
Thomas Worthington (Baltimore Town)
William Worthington
Charles Worthington

Larkin married Lucy 179 by 1770 in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, (United States).

Larkin next married Ann Schmid 101 in 1783.

70. Larkin Dorsey, [son of Edward] 3 102 103 (Edward, the Younger33, Edward, [Jr.] of "Dorsey" (Major)17, Edward, "the Colonist"16, Edward, [uncertain]15, Thomas, of Hornby, Yorkshire14, John, of Chiche, Essex13, Thomas12, Roger, of Danbury, Essex11, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex10, Robert, of Maldon, Essex9, Robert, of Malden, Essex8, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex7, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex, England6, Henry, of Little Malden, Essex, England5, Norman, of Little Malden, Essex4, Alexander, of Little Malden, Essex3, Michael, of Little Malden, Essex2, Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1) was born on 17 Aug 1744 in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, (United States) and died on 22 Feb 1822 in Flemingsburg, Fleming, Kentucky at age 77. Another name for Larkin was Lacon Dorsey [son of Edward].

Research Notes: From http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=:554908&id=I1588 :

Birth: 17 AUG 1744
Death: 22 FEB 1822 in Flemingsburg, Fleming Co., KY
Note: Larkin was a cadet in 9th Co. Light Infantry (3 Jan 1776) and comissioned an Ensign in the Army 18 June 1778.

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Is this individual the "Leakin Dorsey" in the following list?

From the book Inhabitants of Baltimore County 1763-1774 by Henry C. Peden, Jr., Westminster, Maryland, 1989, pp. 13-16:

"AN INDEX OF SOME BALTIMORE RESIDENTS IN 1765

The following index was found in the Maryland Historical Society Library's Manuscript Division (MS. 1711) and, even though there is nothing to indicate what the purpose of the index, it was determined that those listed were Baltimore residents circa 1765. This determination was made from the compiler's familiarity with Baltimore families prior to the Revolution and also because this index was found with the remnants of a Baltimore Debt Book for 1765 and 1766. This is not an index to the debt book because the highest page number in the book is 109 while the highest page number in the index is 58. The index is, nonetheless, a 'finding list' for early Baltimore."
[Among those listed are:]

Nicholas Clagett
Nathan Dorsey
Leakin Dorsey
Joshua Lynch
William Lynch
John Merryman
Joseph Merryman
Samuel Merryman
John C. Owings.
James Richard
Christopher Randall & Bond
Larkin Randall
Ecan Thomas
Frederick Thomas
Edward Talbott
George Wells
John Wells
Joseph Wells
Thomas Wells
John Worthington
Thomas Worthington (Baltimore Town)
William Worthington
Charles Worthington

71. Captain John "Patuxent John" Dorsey, of Dorsey's Search 3 104 105 106 (Edward35, John, of "Hockley-in-the-Hole" (Honorable Capt.)18, Edward, "the Colonist"16, Edward, [uncertain]15, Thomas, of Hornby, Yorkshire14, John, of Chiche, Essex13, Thomas12, Roger, of Danbury, Essex11, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex10, Robert, of Maldon, Essex9, Robert, of Malden, Essex8, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex7, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex, England6, Henry, of Little Malden, Essex, England5, Norman, of Little Malden, Essex4, Alexander, of Little Malden, Essex3, Michael, of Little Malden, Essex2, Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1) was born about 1695 in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, (United States) and died about Aug 1761 in "Dorsey's Search", (Ellicott City), Anne Arundel (Howard), Maryland, (United States) about age 66. Other names for John were John Dorsey Jr and Patuxent John Dorsey.

Birth Notes: Some sources have b. abt. 1699.

Research Notes: "Patuxent John Dorsey"

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From The Founders of Anne Arundel and Howard Counties, p. 400:

"Patuxent John Dorsey of 'Dorsey's Search.'

"This pioneer settler of Howard signed his name 'John Dorsey, Jr.' His wife and Dr. Joshua Warfield, the writer of his will, recorded him 'Captain John Dorsey.' His neighbors called him 'Patuxent John Dorsey,' because his estate was on both sides of the north branch of the Patuxent, which up to 1725 was the division of Baltimore and Anne Arundel Counties. Patuxent John Dorsey's substantial manor house, now held by Mr. R. Dorsey Rogers, is immediately at Columbia, Post-office. Patuxent John Dorsey's father was Edward Dorsey, oldest son of Hon. John and Pleasance Ely."

Ibid., pp. 61-62:
"[Hon. John Dorsey's will reads, in part:] To my grandson, John Dorsey, son of my son, Edward Dorsey, deceased, my Patuxent plantation and lands thereunto adjoining called 'Dorsey's Search,' lying in Baltimore County [Anne Arundel County]. If no issue, to go to the three youngest grandchildren of my daughter, Deborah...
My son, Caleb, to be my administrator.--JOHN DORSEY. (Seal).'

"Mrs. Plesance Dorsey became Mrs Robert Wainwright. Her tract, 'The Isle of Ely,' was sold by her grandson, 'Patuxent John Dorsey,' to Basil Dorsey, of Caleb, whose homestead, 'Troy Hill,' was the former residence of Hon. John Dorsey."

Noted events in his life were:

• Inherited: "Dorsey's Search" on the Patuxent from his grandfather, Hon. John Dorsey, 1715, Baltimore Co., Maryland, (United States). The estate lay on both sides of the north branch of the Patuxent, hence the nickname "Patuxent John Dorsey."

• Built: Dorsey Hall manor house, early 1700's, Ellicott City, Anne Arundel (Howard), Maryland, (United States). From http://mht.maryland.gov/nr/NRDetail.aspx?HDID=1295&COUNTY=Howard&FROM=NRCountyList.aspx?COUNTY=Howard:

Description: Dorsey Hall is a six bay by one bay, 2 1/2-story stucco structure with a gable roof covered with asphalt shingles. This comprises the center and east sections of the house. Facing south, the house has a three bay by one bay, two-story stuccoed wing on the west. The first story of the main block has large 6/6 windows in the two west bays. The west-center bay has a six-panel door flanked by Greek Doric columns separating the door from 16-light sidelights. There is a 10-light transom above the door and a 4-light transom above each sidelight. Soffit and jambs are also paneled. There is a one-story porch with a brick deck, paired Greek Doric columns at each corner with a single pilaster on each wall, and a full entablature with pediment. The three east bays have 4/4 sash windows on the first story. The second story has 12/8 windows in the two west bays, while the four east bays have 9/6 windows. The south elevation of the west wing has 9/9 sash windows in the end bays of the first story. The second story has three 6/6 sash. There is a wooden box cornice with an ogee bed mold on both the main block and the wing. A flush brick chimney rises from both the east and west gable ends, and an exterior brick chimney on the east abuts the flush chimney. The roof has three gable-roofed dormer windows on the south side. On the interior, the first-story floor plan has an off-center passage with one room to the east, two rooms to the west of the passage, in the center of the whole house, a wing on the west side with one room and a stairway, and a wing on the north side of the center rooms with two rooms in it. There are no outbuildings to the property, and the ground has been re-graded so that it slopes away from the house at a greater angle than originally. The house is now surrounded by two-story office buildings.

Significance: Dorsey Hall is significant architecturally, as it embodies the distinctive characteristics of a well-preserved and detailed example of the vernacular dwellings of the early 19th century in Howard County. Where some buildings were constructed in one period in a typical center-passage Georgian mode, others, like Dorsey Hall, evolved into that pattern over many years, often resulting in a less-symmetrical building. Dorsey Hall is a good example of this kind of development. It is also significant for its association with the Dorsey family, one of the "first families" of Howard County.

• Sold: "The Isle of Ely" to Basil Dorsey, of Caleb, Aft 1733.

• Patented: a tract of 1,475 acres called "Dorsey's Partnership" with William Hall, 1 Jan 1760, Frederick Co., Maryland, (United States).

• Will: 15 May 1761.

• Probate: 6 Sep 1761, Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, (United States).

John married Elizabeth <Brown> 24 70 180 about 1720 in Maryland, United States. Elizabeth was born about 1703 in Maryland, (United States) and died between 1775 and 1777 in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, (United States).

Research Notes: http://www.srdunn.net/Steve%20Dunn.pdf has d. abt 1777.

From The Dorsey Family, p. 142:

"The will of John Dorsey Jr. made May 15, 1761... left: To... wife, her thirds. Remainder to be equally divided
Exrs: wife Elizabeth and son Bazil Dorsey

The maiden name of Elizabeth Dorsey, widow of Capt. John, is unknown.

Her will made January 25, 1775 and proved March 23, 1777 left:

To daughter Lucy Dorsey, 2 negroes and personalty
All personal estate to be sold and debts paid and remainder of money divided equally among nine children, Ely, Basil, Benjamin, John, Samuel, Deborah, and Lucy Dorsey, Ruth Talbot, and Rachel Ridgely
Exrs: daughter Lucy Dorsey and nephew John Dorsey
Test: Samuel Brown Jr., Sara Brown, Rachel Todd (Wills 41, f. 421)"


Noted events in her life were:

• Probate: Estate probated, 23 Mar 1777, Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, United States.

• Will: Signed will, 25 Jan 1775.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 131 M    i. Ely Dorsey, [son of Patuxent John] 120 181 182 was born about 1720 in <Queen Caroline Parish>, Anne Arundel (Howard), Maryland, (United States) and died before 3 Feb 1794 in <Anne Arundel>, Maryland, United States.

+ 132 F    ii. Ruth Dorsey 70 183 184 185 186 was born about 1731 in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, (United States) and died after 1777 in Ellicott City, Anne Arundel (Howard), Maryland, United States.

+ 133 M    iii. John Dorsey, [son of "Patuxent" John] 70 71 126 187 was born about 1734 in Queen Caroline Parish, Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States) and died on 30 Sep 1815 in Frederick Co., Maryland, United States about age 81.

+ 134 M    iv. Benjamin Dorsey 70 188 189 was born in 1741 in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, (United States).

+ 135 M    v. Samuel Dorsey, [son of "Patuxent" John] 70 190 died in 1779.

+ 136 M    vi. Capt. Basil Dorsey 70 191 192 was born about 1745 in Queen Caroline Parish, Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States) and died before 27 Aug 1799 in Frederick, Maryland, United States.

+ 137 F    vii. Rachel Dorsey 70 193 was born about 1746 in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, (United States) and died before 17 Aug 1792 in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, United States.

+ 138 F    viii. Lucy Dorsey died in 1808.

+ 139 F    ix. Deborah Dorsey .

+ 140 F    x. Sophia Dorsey 194 195 died on 25 May 1762.

John next married someone.

72. Captain Edward Dorsey 50 71 107 108 (Edward35, John, of "Hockley-in-the-Hole" (Honorable Capt.)18, Edward, "the Colonist"16, Edward, [uncertain]15, Thomas, of Hornby, Yorkshire14, John, of Chiche, Essex13, Thomas12, Roger, of Danbury, Essex11, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex10, Robert, of Maldon, Essex9, Robert, of Malden, Essex8, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex7, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex, England6, Henry, of Little Malden, Essex, England5, Norman, of Little Malden, Essex4, Alexander, of Little Malden, Essex3, Michael, of Little Malden, Essex2, Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1) was born about 1701 and died before 11 Nov 1767 in "Dorsey's Inheritance", Anne Arundel (Howard), Maryland, (United States).

Research Notes: From The Founders of Anne Arundel and Howard Counties, Maryland, pp. 61-62:
[The will of Hon. John Dorsey reads in part:]

'I give to my grandson, Edward Dorsey, son of my son, Edward Dorsey, deceased, "Dorsey's Advanture" and "Whitaker's Purchase" adjoining it. If he leave no issue, then to John, of Edward, and if he leave none, then as above, to Deborah's youngest three children....--JOHN DORSEY. (Seal).'
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From The Dorsey Family, p. 144-145:

"Edward Dorsey inherited from his grandfather Hon. John Dorsey in 1714, two tracts of land, Dorsey's Adventure and Whitaker's Purchase.

In 1732 two tracts of land, Dorsey's Inheritance and Belly Ache Thicket were surveyed for Edward Dorsey. (Patents B.C.& C.S. No. 13, f. 344; No. 21, f. 311)

Dorsey's Thicket, a tract of 655 acres was surveyed for him in 1758, and in 1764 Ely's Lot Enlarged was laid out. (Patents B.C.& G.S. No. 13, f. 344; No. 21, f. 311)

On December 5, 1745, Edward Dorsey gave 2 negro girls to his daughter Elizabeth Dorsey (Balt. Co. Deeds T.B. No. E, f. 3)

In the settlement of his estate, Edward Dorsey is called Captain, but no record of his miliatry services has been found.

The will of Edward Dorsey made April 14, 1764 and probated in 1767 left:

To son Edward Dorsey, 200 acres land part of Dorsey's Inheritance devised to wife Sarah, to be his after her death or marriage, and wearing apparell, and on condition that he discharge two bonds, one to Charles Carrol and the other to John Brice

To son Lancelot Dorsey, 50 acres, Baltimore County, which I had of his brother Edward

To son John Dorsey, 230 acres part of Dorsey's Inheritance including the plantation where he now lives and 79 acres before deeded to him which adjoins his plantation, his mother to have use of the small meadow and Tobacco house which is on the land

To son Charles Dorsey, 40 acres of land in Baltimore County, adjoining his plantation taken up in a survey made by his father (the testator), John Gillis and Edward Dorsey of John

To sons Ely Dorsey and Richard Dorsey, remainder of lands lying in Baltimore County being part of Ely's Lot and part of Belly Ache Thicket to be equally divided between them, appoint Vachel Dorsey to divide same

To daughter Ruth Dorsey, 1 shilling

To daughter Sarah Gassawy, 1 shilling

To Ely Dorsey, one negro boy named Will

To Richard Dorsey, one negro boy named Jem

To wife Sarah, personal estate, during widowhood, but if she should marry then to be equally divided between 3 youngest sons, Charles Ely, Richard.

Whereas I have reason to believe there is a great deal of iron ore on the 200 acres devised to son Edward, and if so, the profits of the ore are to be divided amonst the six sons

Exrs: sons John and Ely Dorsey (Wills, 36, f. 109)

The inventory of the estate of Capt. Edward Dorsey was taken November 30, 1767. The relations were Richard Dorsey and Thomas Dorsey. (Invts. 99, f. 155)

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The Edward Dorsey in the lists below may be a different individual (e.g., his son):

From Inhabitants of Baltimore County 1763-177, pp. 7-8:

"DELAWARE HUNDRED, 1763

[Among those listed are:]
Dorsey, Edward
Dorsey, John, Qtrs.
Wells, Valentine

"Note by William N. Wilkins: The last six pages of Delaware Hundred are missing. Last page of this Hundred is marked as #22. The names on these missing pages however, can be deterined from the index; thus, all of the names are shown.


ibid, pp. 16-23:

"INDEX TO AQUILA HALL'S ASSESSMENT LEDGER, 1762-1765

Aquila Hall was High Sheriff of Baltimore County and after Harford County separated from Baltimore County in 1773 he was appointed Colonel of Militia and one of the Lord Justices of the new county of Harford from 1774 to 1779. While serving as Sheriff of Baltimore County he compiled a tax assessment ledger of 145 pages which named 1,380 persons, their land tracts, and their assessments... Its index contains the following names...

"William Cockey,... Joshua Cockey,... Edward Cockey,... John Hammond Dorsey,... Caleb Dorsey, Bazil Dorsey, Edward Dorsey,... Caleb Dorsey,... Richard Dorsey,...John Dorsey,...Samuel Owings,... John Owings, Joshua Owings,... Sarah Owings,... Stephen Owings,... Samuel Owings,... Elijah Owings,... Henry Owings,... Christopher Randell,... John Ridgley,... Charles Ridgley, Jr.,... Capt. John Stinchcombe,... Nathan Stinchcombe,... Edmund Talbott, Thomas Talbott,... Philip Thomas,... Edward Talbott,... Samuel Underwood,... Benjamin Wells,... James Wells,... William Wells, James Wells, Jr.,... Charles Wells,... Elex Wells..."

Noted events in his life were:

• Inherited: "Dorsey's Adventure" from his grandfather, Hon. John Dorsey, 1715.

• Inherited: "Whitaker's Purchase" from his grandfather Hon. John Dorsey, 1715. This property adjoined "Dorsey's Adventure."

• Surveyed and acquired: "Dorsey's Inheritance", 1732. In 1732 two tracts of land, Dorsey's Inheritance and Belly Ache Thicket were surveyed for Edward Dorsey. (Patents B.C.& C.S. No. 13, f. 344; No. 21, f. 311)

• Surveyed and acquired: "Belly Ache Thicket", 1732. In 1732 two tracts of land, Dorsey's Inheritance and Belly Ache Thicket were surveyed for Edward Dorsey. (Patents B.C.& C.S. No. 13, f. 344; No. 21, f. 311)

• Surveyed and held: "Dorsey's Thicket," a tract of 655 acres,, 1758.

• Surveyed and acquired: "Ely's Lot Enlarged", 1764.

• Will: 14 Apr 1764.

• Probate: of his estate, 11 Nov 1767, Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, (United States).

Edward married Sarah Todd, daughter of Lancelot Todd, [Jr.] and Elizabeth <Rockhold>,. Sarah died after 1767.

Research Notes: Source: The Dorsey Family by Maxwell J. Dorsey, Jean Muir Dorsey and Nannie Ball Nimmo,2006, p. 144.

Also http://www.rootsweb.com/~mdannear/firstfam/dorsey/d7946.htm#P7946

From the book The Dorsey Family by Maxwell J. Dorsey, Jean Muir Dorsey and Nannie Ball Nimmo,2006, p. 145:

"Sarah Dorsey, widow of Edward, was the daughter of Lancelot and Elizabeth (Rockhould) Todd... In 1735 she received from her father a gift on one-haf of a tract of 500 acres called Altogether. (A.A. Co. Deeds R.D. No. 2, f. 268)"


Children from this marriage were:

+ 141 M    i. Edward Dorsey, Jr. 71 196 197 was born about 1725 and died before 6 Jul 1782 in <Baltimore Co.>, Maryland, (United States).

+ 142 F    ii. Ruth Dorsey 84 88 172 was born about 1730 in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, (United States) and died before 27 May 1814 in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, United States.

+ 143 M    iii. Lancelot Dorsey, [of Edward] 71 108 was born about 1731 in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, (United States) and died <1778> about age 47.

+ 144 M    iv. Charles Dorsey, [son of Capt. Edward] 71 84 176 was born about 1736 in Maryland, (United States) and died about 1809 in Nelson Co., Kentucky, United States about age 73.

+ 145 M    v. Colonel John Dorsey, [son of Capt. Edward] 71 84 198 was born in 1736 and died on 2 Jan 1810 in Baltimore, Baltimore, Maryland, United States at age 74.

+ 146 M    vi. Ely Dorsey, [son of Capt. Edward] 71 84 199 was born in 1744 in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, (United States) and died on 14 Mar 1803 in Frederick Co., Maryland, United States at age 59.

+ 147 M    vii. Capt. Richard Dorsey, [son of Capt. Edward] 71 84 139 200 was born in 1754 in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, (United States) and died on 16 May 1799 in Baltimore Town, Baltimore Co., Maryland, United States at age 45.

+ 148 F    viii. Elizabeth Dorsey, [dau. of Capt. Edward] 84 201 died in 1749.

+ 149 F    ix. Sarah Dorsey, [dau. of Capt. Edward] .84 202


73. Colonel Charles Ridgely II 3 50 55 71 (Deborah Dorsey36, John, of "Hockley-in-the-Hole" (Honorable Capt.)18, Edward, "the Colonist"16, Edward, [uncertain]15, Thomas, of Hornby, Yorkshire14, John, of Chiche, Essex13, Thomas12, Roger, of Danbury, Essex11, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex10, Robert, of Maldon, Essex9, Robert, of Malden, Essex8, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex7, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex, England6, Henry, of Little Malden, Essex, England5, Norman, of Little Malden, Essex4, Alexander, of Little Malden, Essex3, Michael, of Little Malden, Essex2, Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1) was born in 1702 in Prince George's Co., Maryland, (United States), died in 1772 in "Northampton" near Towson, Baltimore Co., Maryland, (United States) at age 70, and was buried in "Hampton", Baltimore Co., Maryland, (United States). Another name for Charles was Charles "the Merchant" Ridgely II.

Research Notes: From Inhabitants of Baltimore County 1763-1774, pp. 5-6:

"BACK RIVER UPPER HUNDRED, 1763"
[Among those listed are:]
Cockey, Edward
Cockey, Thomas
Cole, William (Britton Ridge)
Cole, Samuel
Cockey, John
Cockey, Joshua
Cockey, William
Deye, Penelope
Deye, Thomas Cockey
Owings, Samuel
Owings, Beal
Owings, Bazil
Ridgley, Charles Sr.
Ridgley, Charles Jr.
Talbot, Edward
Wells, Francis

Ibid., pp. 16-23:

"INDEX TO AQUILA HALL'S ASSESSMENT LEDGER, 1762-1765

Aquila Hall was High Sheriff of Baltimore County and after Harford County separated from Baltimore County in 1773 he was appointed Colonel of Militia and one of the Lord Justices of the new county of Harford from 1774 to 1779. While serving as Sheriff of Baltimore County he compiled a tax assessment ledger of 145 pages which named 1,380 persons, their land tracts, and their assessments... Its index contains the following names...

"William Cockey,... Joshua Cockey,... Edward Cockey,... John Hammond Dorsey,... Caleb Dorsey, Bazil Dorsey, Edward Dorsey,... Caleb Dorsey,... Richard Dorsey,...John Dorsey,...Samuel Owings,... John Owings, Joshua Owings,... Sarah Owings,... Stephen Owings,... Samuel Owings,... Elijah Owings,... Henry Owings,... Christopher Randell,... John Ridgley,... Charles Ridgley, Jr.,... Capt. John Stinchcombe,... Nathan Stinchcombe,... Edmund Talbott, Thomas Talbott,... Philip Thomas,... Edward Talbott,... Samuel Underwood,... Benjamin Wells,... James Wells,... William Wells, James Wells, Jr.,... Charles Wells,... Elex Wells..."

Ibid., pp. 26-27:

"PETITION OF SOME ENGLISH INHABITANTS OF BALTIMORE TOWN IN SUPPORT OF THE GERMAN INHABITANTS, 1767

"On May 16, 1767 a number of inhabitants of Baltimore Town presented a petition in support of the German inhabitants who had complained about the Justices who took advantage of their inability to understand English. The subscribers said they knew of such occurrences, but also expressed a belief that William Aisquith, one of the Justices, was not guilty of such charges. (Archives of Maryland, 32:203-204)...
Charles Ridgely, Jr....John Ridgely...William Lux..."

Ibid., pp. 27-41:

"JOPPA COURTHOUSE PETITION OF 1768

"The petitions for and against the removal of the county seat of Baltimore County from Joppa to Baltimore Town in 1768 are discussed at length in the Archives of Maryland, Vol. 61 (Appendix). Notices were posted in January, 1768 at the door of the courthouse in Joppa, at the church door of St. Paul's Parish, at the church door of St. Thomas' Parish, at the church door of St. John's Parish, at the church door of St. George's Parish, at the door of the chapel of St. George's Parish, at the door of the chapel of St. John's Parish, and at the house called St. Thomas' Chapel in St. Thomas' Parish, by Absalom Butler and sworn to before the Honorable Benjamin Rogers. Notices were printed in English and German. Tabulations indicate that 2,271 voted for the removal of the courthouse, and 901 voted against it. (It should be noted that some signatures are missing due to the disintegration of the paper, and there also appears to be some who signed more than once.) Five years later, Harford County separated from Baltimore County and set up its court house at Bush (Harford Town) in 1774 and at Bel Air in 1782.

"SIGNERS FOR THE REMOVAL OF THE COUNTY SEAT TO BALTIMORE TOWN (1768)...

"...Thomas Cockey...Joshua Owings...Charles Ridgely... Samuel Owings... John Cockey... Benjamin Wells, Charles Wells... George Wells... Caleb Warfield, Nathaniel Stinchcomb... William Coale...Christopher Randall, Jr.... J. Cockey Owings... William Wells, Jr.... William Wells...Edward Talbott... Edward Cockey... Benjamin Talbott... Charles Ridgely (son William)... Elisha Dorsey... Alexander Wells, Nathaniel Owings...Nathaniel Stinchcomb, Sr....Lott Owings... Anthony Arnold... Richard Owings... William Cockey... John Talbott (son Edward)... Richard Owings... William Slade... Edward Talbot... Vachel Dorsey... Christopher Owings, Richard Owings... Edward Dorsey (son John)... Lancelott Dorsey, Charles Dorsey (son Nathan), Ely Dorsey... Henry Dorsey...Samuel Dorsey, Jr.... Joshua Owings, Jr.... Samuel Owings... John Wells... Thomas Owings... Henry Butler... George Dorsey...

"SIGNERS AGAINST THE REMOVAL OF THE COUNTY SEAT TO BALTIMORE TOWN (1768)...

Greenbury Dorsey, Jr....William Wells..."

Ibid., pp. 50-54:

"A LIST OF TAXABLES IN BACK RIVER UPPER HUNDRED IN 1773 TAKEN BY WILLIAM HUTSON"

[Among households and garrisons(?) listed are:]

Ridgley, Charles; William Cloman; John Corns; Negroes: Captain, Frank, Dick, Harry, Hester, Paterson, James, Cate(1), Phillis, Cate(2), Tony

Ridgley, Charles, Captain at Northamton Qtr.; Samuel Merry; John the Wagoner; George Goodwin; Edward Welch; Duch Henry; Shepard; Samuel; Dile; John Bowest; Denis; Jack Gum; Coleman; Michael; Slight; Negroes: Bob, Marane, Casly

Ridgley, Charles, Captain, and Company at the Northamton Fce.; Henry Howard; Benjamin Deaver; Caleb Warfield; John Vaughn; B. Legget; Daniel Barker; Philip Beal; Richard Gough; Johnus White; John McvCown; Joseph Allen; William Onion; Charles Doud; Joseph Harvey; Michael Martain; Timothy Murphy; Samuel Coil; John Dehoddy; Edw. Corckland; James Roany; Barney Quin; William Stevens; Thos. Ellishear; Samuel Fisher; Edmond Gunshaw; John Puit; Thos. (?)nahory; Martin Poltis; Henry Riddon; Dennis White; Wm. McConnel; Joseph Wood; Daniel Boot; Thomas Davy; Wm. Connelly; William Roe; John Fonhue; Negroes: Toby, Helton, Joe, Lyn, tom, Jupiter, Teaner, Hannah, Jonathan, Dan

Ibid., pp. 62-65:

"LIST OF TAXABLES IN GUNPOWDER UPPER HUNDRED, BALTIMORE COUNTY, TAKEN BY SUTTON GUDGEON, 1773

"... Dulany, Walter, at Qtr. and Charles Wells, Overseer;... Ridgly, Charles (Qt);..."

This may not be the same man:

Ibid., p. 107:

"PETITION IN 1746

"'We, the Subscribers Inhabitants of Baltimore County and Town, and many of Us Members of a Club kept in said Town, having understood that an Information hath been made to this Government, that Mr. James Richards, high Sheriff of Our said County, and a Member of Our Club, hath spoken Words reflecting on his present Majesty King George his Person and Government. We therefore in Justice to the Character of the said James Richards do certify that He at all times and on all Occasions, when in Our Company, expressed the Greatest Loyalty and Zeal for his present Majesty and the happy Establishment both in Church and State, and frequently declared his utter Abhorrence of the resent unnatural Rebellion; and always was One of the most Active and forward in expressing his Joy, on making any Conquest or gaining any Viuctory over the French, the Pretender, or any of his Majestys Enemies,... And further We belive the said Information to be malicious, spiteful and without Foundation.' (Source: Archives of Maryland, Vol. XXVIII, page 375)

"Darby Lux... Charles Ridgely..."
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From Wikipedia - Charles Ridgely II :

"Col. Charles Ridgely II, "Charles The Merchant" (1702-1772) of "Ridgely's Whim", a Justice, planter, mechant, ironmaster , and member of the Lower House. Charles II, was the son of Charles Ridgely I , "Charles The Planter" (ca. 1670-1705) and Deborah Dorsey (ca. 1685-1752).

Charles was born in Prince George's County, and still a minor at the death of his father in 1705. He inherited the estates "White Wine" and "Claret" from his grandfather Hon. John Dorsey , Capt. (ca. 1645-1715), although he never lived at either. At the time they totaled 1,400 acres (5.7 km²) between them, and Charles later resurveyed them into 2,145 acres (8.68 km²) by adding some surplus land.

Charles married Rachel Howard (ca. 1696-1750) of "Hampton ", in about 1722. Rachel was born in about 1696 in Baltimore, Maryland, and died in 1750 in Baltimore County. Rachel was the daughter of Capt. John Howard, Jr. (ca. 1667-1704) and his first wife, Mary Warfield (ca. 1670-1699).

Political career
Ridgely became a Justice of the Peace in Baltimore County in 1741, a position he held until 1753, and became a Justice of the Quorum in 1750. In addition he served as a justice of the Especial Court of Oyer, Terminer, and Gaol Delivery in 1748 and 1750. Charles served on the Lower House of the General Assembly in Baltimore County from 1751-1754, and at the same time County Commissioner. Charles was commissioned a Major in 1751, and became a Colonel by 1757. He was also a vestryman and churchwarden of St. Paul's Parish.

Land Holdings
Upon his marriage to Rachel, he acquired the estate known as "Howard's Timber Neck" from his father-in-law. In 1732, this land was combined with another property known as "Brotherly Love", resurveyed and termed "Ridgely's Delight". In 1735, Ridgely began leasing parcels of land in "Ridgely's Delight". The historic district and neighborhood which remains today and is still known as "Ridgely's Delight", is situated on what was first a Susquehannock Indian path, and in the Federal period, a main highway from Washington to Philadelphia (now Washington Boulevard). The earliest houses within today's boundaries of "Ridgely's Delight" date from about 1804. A large portion of the development of "Ridgely's Delight" occurred between 1816 and 1875, with particular intensity during the 1840s and 1850's.

He was the first of the family to reside in Baltimore County when he moved there in 1734. He became a Gentleman by 1738, and Esquire by 1748, and was styled "Charles The Merchant". Charles was a planter, merchant, ironmaster, and owner of a furnace and forges. Although his mercantile base was in Baltimore Town and Baltimore County , his interests extended into Anne Arundel County where he purchased tobacco, crops, livestock, and slaves from at least 1736 through the 1740s.
In 1745, He acquired "Northampton", near Towson, Maryland, and was founder of the Ridgely family of "Hampton ". By 1750 "Charles The Merchant" had taken up or purchased altogether 26 parcels in Baltimore and Anne Arundel County, aggregating 8,000 acres (32 km²). These parcels were not all contiguous, and they included areas as distant as the present Roland Park, Guilford and Blythewood.

It was "Northampton", which became the centerpiece for the Ridgely family setting. The tract of land was originally granted to Col. Henry Darnall, Sr. (1645-1711), who immigrated to Maryland from Hertsfordshire, England . The 1500 acre (6 km²) parcel was surveyed for Colonel Darnall in 1695. Colonel Darnall was Gov. Charles Calvert, 3rd Lord Baltimore 's (1637-1714) primary agent in Maryland for many years. The property was inherited by his daughter, Ann Hill (1680-1749) in 1745, in consideration of 600 pounds of sterling. In the early 1760s Col. Ridgely established several large ironworks, which thrived from the easily mined deposits of iron ore in the area. The large mansion "Hampton " was built on the tract of land containing 10,000 acres (40 km²), called "Northampton" between 1783 and 1790 by Col. Ridgely's youngest son Captain Charles Ridgely III "Charles The Mariner" (1733-1790). "Hampton" is about 13 miles due north of Baltimore and about 2 miles north of Towson, in Baltimore County.

Second Marriage
Charles married secondly on December 5, 1747, Lydia (Warfield) Stringer, widow of Dr. Samuel Stringer (d. 1747) of Queen Caroline Parish, Anne Arundel County. Lydia was the daughter of Richard Warfield III , Esq. (ca. 1677-1755) and Ruth Crutchley (ca. 1683-1713).

Ironworks
In 1760 Ridgely and his two sons built Northampton Ironworks , which included a furnace on Patterson's Run and forges at Long Cam near Gunpowder Falls. Between November 1763 and April 1764, the ironworks shipped over 1,858 pounds worth of pig and bar iron to London.

Death
At the time of his death in 1772, Charles estate was valued at 6,285.16.9 pounds current money, including 36 slaves, 6 servants, 121 oz. plate, his one-third interest in the Northampton Ironworks valued at 322.9.3 pounds, and 603 pounds worth of goods shipped by London merchants. He died at "Northampton", near Towson, Baltimore Co., Maryland, and his will was probated on June 8, 1772.

Children
1.
John Ridgely, Sr. (ca. 1723-1771), who married Mary Dorsey (1725-1786), daughter of Caleb Dorsey (1685-1742) and Elinor Warfield (1683-1752).
2. Pleasance Ridgely (1724-1755), who married Lyde Godwin (1718-1755).
3. Charles Ridgely (1727), who died young.
4. Achsah Ridgely (1729-1778), who married 1) Dr. Robert Holliday (d. 1747). 2) John Carnan (1728-1767). 3) Daniel Chamier , a Tory merchant of Baltimore.
5. William Ridgely (ca. 1731), who died young.
6. Capt. Charles Ridgely III "Charles The Mariner" (1733-1790), builder of "Hampton ", who married Rebecca Dorsey (1738-1812), daughter of Caleb Dorsey, Jr. (1710-1772) and Priscilla Hill (1718-1782).
7. Rachel Ridgely (1734-1813), who married Lt. Col. Darby Lux II (1737-1795), son of Capt. Darby Lux I (1695-1750) and Ann Saunders (1700-1785).

Ancestry
Col. Ridgely II, was the son of Charles Ridgely I , "Charles The Planter" (ca. 1670-1705) and Deborah Dorsey (ca. 1685-1752). Deborah married secondly Richard Clagett, Sr. , of "Croome" (1681-1752).
Deborah was the daughter of Hon., Capt. John Dorsey (ca. 1645-1715) of "Hockley", Anne Arundel County, and his wife Pleasance Ely (ca. 1660-1734).
Charles I, was the son of Hon. Robert Ridgely (d.1681) of "St. Inigoe's Creek", St. Mary's Co., Maryland, and Martha "Mary" Darnall (1678-1742). Martha married secondly, Anthony Underwood (1659-1689), and thirdly, Charles Carroll I (1660-1720).
Martha was the daughter of Col. Henry Darnall, Sr. (1645-1711) of "Darnall's Delight", and his second wife, Eleanor (Hatton) Brooke (1642-1725), widow of Maj. Thomas Brooke, Sr. , Esq. (1632-1676) of "Brookefield".

Source
Fendall, Douglas Allen. The Descendants of Governor Josias Fendall.
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From The Founders of Anne Arundel and Howard Counties, Maryland by J. D. Warfield (Baltimore, 1905), pp. 61-62:
[The will of Hon. John Dorsey reads, in part:]

'To my grandsons, Charles and William Ridgely, of Deborah, my tract called "White Wine and Claret," south side of the middle branch of the Patuxent. If they leave no issue, to go to Martha, Elinor and Edward Clagett...--JOHN DORSEY. (Seal).'

Noted events in his life were:

• Inherited: "White Wine and Claret," jointly with his brother William, from his grandfather Hon. John Dorsey, 1715, Baltimore Co., Maryland, (United States). This tract was located on the south side of the middle branch of the Patuxent..

Charles married Rachel Howard, of "Hampton", daughter of John Howard, Jr. and Mary Warfield, about 1722 in Baltimore, Baltimore, Maryland, (United States). Rachel was born about 1696 in Baltimore, Baltimore, Maryland, (United States) and died in 1750 in Baltimore Co., Maryland, (United States) about age 54. Another name for Rachel was Rachael Howard.

Research Notes: From Side-Lights on Maryland History with Sketches of Early Maryland Families by Hester Dorsey Richard, Baltimore, Maryland, 1918, vol. 2, p. 212:

"Colonel Charles Ridgely married Rachel Howard, granddaughter of the original John Howard, of England, one of the five brothers who came early into Maryland.

"Their son, Captain Charles Ridgely, was the builder of Hampton, which has descended for several generations from father to son."
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From Wikipedia - Charles Ridgely II :

Charles married Rachel Howard (ca. 1696-1750) of "Hampton ", in about 1722. Rachel was born in about 1696 in Baltimore, Maryland, and died in 1750 in Baltimore County. Rachel was the daughter of Capt. John Howard, Jr. (ca. 1667-1704) and his first wife, Mary Warfield (ca. 1670-1699).
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Children from this marriage were:

+ 150 M    i. John Ridgely, Sr. was born about 1723 and died in 1771 about age 48.

+ 151 F    ii. Pleasance Ridgely was born in 1724 and died in 1755 at age 31.

+ 152 M    iii. Charles Ridgely was born in 1727 and died before 1737.

+ 153 F    iv. Achsah Ridgely was born on 22 Jul 1729 and died on 27 Nov 1778 at age 49.

+ 154 M    v. William Ridgely was born about 1731 and died before 1741.

+ 155 M    vi. Captain Charles Ridgely, III of "Hampton" 54 55 71 203 was born in 1733, died on 28 Jun 1790 at age 57, and was buried in "Hampton", Baltimore Co., Maryland, United States.

+ 156 F    vii. Rachel Ridgely was born in 1734 and died in 1813 at age 79.

Charles next married Lydia Warfield, daughter of Richard Warfield, III, Esq. and Ruth Crutchley, on 5 Dec 1747. Another name for Lydia was Lydia (Warfield) Stringer.

Research Notes: From Wikipedia - Charles Ridgely II :

Charles married secondly on December 5, 1747, Lydia (Warfield) Stringer, widow of Dr. Samuel Stringer (d. 1747) of Queen Caroline Parish, Anne Arundel County. Lydia was the daughter of Richard Warfield III , Esq. (ca. 1677-1755) and Ruth Crutchley (ca. 1683-1713).

74. William Ridgely 109 (Deborah Dorsey36, John, of "Hockley-in-the-Hole" (Honorable Capt.)18, Edward, "the Colonist"16, Edward, [uncertain]15, Thomas, of Hornby, Yorkshire14, John, of Chiche, Essex13, Thomas12, Roger, of Danbury, Essex11, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex10, Robert, of Maldon, Essex9, Robert, of Malden, Essex8, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex7, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex, England6, Henry, of Little Malden, Essex, England5, Norman, of Little Malden, Essex4, Alexander, of Little Malden, Essex3, Michael, of Little Malden, Essex2, Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1) was born in 1702 in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, (United States) and died before 11 Nov 1759 in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, (United States).

Research Notes: From The Founders of Anne Arundel and Howard Counties, Maryland by J. D. Warfield (Baltimore, 1905), pp. 61-62:
[The will of Hon. John Dorsey reads, in part:]

'To my grandsons, Charles and William Ridgely, of Deborah, my tract called "White Wine and Claret," south side of the middle branch of the Patuxent. If they leave no issue, to go to Martha, Elinor and Edward Clagett...--JOHN DORSEY. (Seal).'
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From http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=mrmarsha&id=I31401 :

William Ridgeley AA Will written June 15, 1755 and probated 11nov 1759:
To son SAMUEL RIDGELY 20 shillings
To son WILLIAM RIDGELY part of White Wine and Claret on which my dwelling Plantation now stands, 50 acres Make Delight, tract called Silence in Frederick County
To son CHARLES RIDGELY, part of White Wine and Claret called Lower Body, also 5 other tracts in Frederick County, Hobson's Choice, Jone's Addition, Round About Hills, Paccoson, and Ridgely's Ridge
To daughters MARTHA, MARGARET, DEBORAH, ELIZABETH, now wives of Henry Gaither, Samuel Farmer, Lancelot Dorsey. Aquilla Duvall, 5 pounds current money.
Rest of estate not disposed of to be divided among 9 children namely:
WILLIAM, CHARLES, RACHEL, MARY, ELEANOR, ANN, SARAH, DELILAH, and ASENAH.
Exr's. John Ridgely and wife Elizabeth
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William Ridgeley 3.22 D AA £1064.15.0 Sep 13 1759
Sureties: Lewis Duvall, Greenbury Ridgeley.
Legatees: Martha (daughter), Margaret (daughter), Deborah (daughter), Elisabeth (daughter) wife of Henry Gaither, Samuel Farmer, Lancelot Dorsey, Aquilla Duvall, Samuel Ridgeley (son), William Ridgeley (son), Charles (son).
Distribution to: Widow (unnamed, 1/3). Residue to 9 children (equally): William, Charles, Rachel, Mary, Eleanor, Ann, Sarah, Delilah, Asenah.
Executrix: Elisabeth Ridgley.

Noted events in his life were:

• Inherited: "White Wine and Claret," jointly with his brother Charles, from his grandfather Hon. John Dorsey, 1715, Baltimore Co., Maryland, (United States). This tract was located on the south side of the middle branch of the Patuxent.

William married Elizabeth Ridgely 204 about 1720 in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, (United States). Elizabeth was born on 31 Mar 1702 in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, (United States) and died about 1742 in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, (United States) about age 40.

The child from this marriage was:

+ 157 F    i. Deborah Ridgely 205 was born about 1730 in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, (United States).

75. Achseh Dorsey 110 111 (Caleb, of Hockley in the Hole [son of Capt. John]37, John, of "Hockley-in-the-Hole" (Honorable Capt.)18, Edward, "the Colonist"16, Edward, [uncertain]15, Thomas, of Hornby, Yorkshire14, John, of Chiche, Essex13, Thomas12, Roger, of Danbury, Essex11, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex10, Robert, of Maldon, Essex9, Robert, of Malden, Essex8, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex7, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex, England6, Henry, of Little Malden, Essex, England5, Norman, of Little Malden, Essex4, Alexander, of Little Malden, Essex3, Michael, of Little Malden, Essex2, Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1) was born on 25 Jul 1704 in St. Anne's Parish, Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States) and died in 1741 at age 37. Another name for Achseh was Achsah Dorsey.

Research Notes: Twin sister of Capt. Basil Dorsey.

Achseh married Amos Woodward 111 on 3 Apr 1728.

76. Capt. Basil Dorsey, (of Caleb) 110 112 (Caleb, of Hockley in the Hole [son of Capt. John]37, John, of "Hockley-in-the-Hole" (Honorable Capt.)18, Edward, "the Colonist"16, Edward, [uncertain]15, Thomas, of Hornby, Yorkshire14, John, of Chiche, Essex13, Thomas12, Roger, of Danbury, Essex11, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex10, Robert, of Maldon, Essex9, Robert, of Malden, Essex8, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex7, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex, England6, Henry, of Little Malden, Essex, England5, Norman, of Little Malden, Essex4, Alexander, of Little Malden, Essex3, Michael, of Little Malden, Essex2, Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1) was born on 25 Jul 1705 in St. Anne's Parish, Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States) and died on 20 Aug 1763 at age 58.

Research Notes: Twin brother of Achsah Dorsey.

From The Founders of Anne Arundel and Howard Counties, Maryland by J. D. Warfield (Baltimore, 1905), pp. 61-62:
[The will of Hon. John Dorsey reads, in part:]

'To grandson, Basil, of Caleb, my plantation on Elk Ridge, called "Troy." If no issue, to my grandsons, John and Caleb, of Caleb. My son, Caleb, to be my administrator.--JOHN DORSEY. (Seal).'

"Mrs. Plesance Dorsey became Mrs Robert Wainwright. Her tract, 'The Isle of Ely,' was sold by her grandson, 'Patuxent John Dorsey,' to Basil Dorsey, of Caleb, whose homestead, 'Troy Hill,' was the former residence of Hon. John Dorsey."

Noted events in his life were:

• Inherited: "Troy" from his grandfather Hon. John Dorsey, 30 Nov 1722, Baltimore Co., Maryland, (United States). This was a plantation on Elk Ridge. The homestead, formerly the residence of Hon. John Dorsey, was called "Troy Hill." It was held by his grandmother, Pleasance (Ely) Dorsey until her marriage to Thomas Wainwright on 30 November 1722.

• Acquired: "The Isle of Ely" from "Patuxent" John Dorsey, Aft 1733.

Basil married Sarah Worthington,124 206 daughter of Thomas Worthington and Elizabeth Ridgely,. Sarah was born on 2 Feb 1715.

Research Notes:


Children from this marriage were:

+ 158 F    i. Sarah Dorsey, of "Troy Hill" 207 died before 1769.

+ 159 M    ii. Caleb Dorsey 208 was born on 24 Jun 1734 in Christ Church, Queen Caroline Parish, Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States) and died in 1763 at age 29.

+ 160 M    iii. Hon. Col. Thomas Dorsey 90 209 210 211 was born on 15 Nov 1737 in Elk Ridge, Anne Arundel (Howard), Maryland, (United States) and died before 30 Oct 1790 in <Elk Ridge>, Anne Arundel, Maryland, United States.

+ 161 M    iv. Dennis Dorsey .206

+ 162 F    v. Eleanor Dorsey .208

+ 163 F    vi. Elizabeth Dorsey .208

+ 164 F    vii. Ariana Dorsey 212 was born about 1749 and died in 1798 in Baltimore Co., Maryland, United States about age 49.

+ 165 M    viii. Basil Dorsey 208 died in 1762.

77. Sophia Dorsey (Caleb, of Hockley in the Hole [son of Capt. John]37, John, of "Hockley-in-the-Hole" (Honorable Capt.)18, Edward, "the Colonist"16, Edward, [uncertain]15, Thomas, of Hornby, Yorkshire14, John, of Chiche, Essex13, Thomas12, Roger, of Danbury, Essex11, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex10, Robert, of Maldon, Essex9, Robert, of Malden, Essex8, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex7, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex, England6, Henry, of Little Malden, Essex, England5, Norman, of Little Malden, Essex4, Alexander, of Little Malden, Essex3, Michael, of Little Malden, Essex2, Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1) was born on 20 Mar 1707 in St. Anne's Parish, Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States).

Research Notes: Source: The Dorsey Family by Maxwell J. Dorsey, Jean Muir Dorsey and Nannie Ball Nimmo,2006, p. 155

Sophia married Thomas Gough.

Research Notes: Source: The Dorsey Family by Maxwell J. Dorsey, Jean Muir Dorsey and Nannie Ball Nimmo,2006, p. 155

78. John Dorsey, (son of Caleb) of "New Year's Gift" 113 114 (Caleb, of Hockley in the Hole [son of Capt. John]37, John, of "Hockley-in-the-Hole" (Honorable Capt.)18, Edward, "the Colonist"16, Edward, [uncertain]15, Thomas, of Hornby, Yorkshire14, John, of Chiche, Essex13, Thomas12, Roger, of Danbury, Essex11, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex10, Robert, of Maldon, Essex9, Robert, of Malden, Essex8, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex7, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex, England6, Henry, of Little Malden, Essex, England5, Norman, of Little Malden, Essex4, Alexander, of Little Malden, Essex3, Michael, of Little Malden, Essex2, Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1) was born on 7 Oct 1708 in St. Anne's Parish, Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States), died on 22 Jul 1765 in "New Year's Gift", Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States) at age 56, and was buried in Christ Church, Queen Caroline Parish, Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States).

Research Notes: FromThe Dorsey Family, p. 158:

"John, who signed his name, John Dorsey son of Caleb, received from his father in 1732 a tract of land containing 700 acres called New Year's Gift. In 1735 John Dorsey and his father Caleb deeded two acres of this tract for a site for Christ Church of which John was a member. (Arch. of Md. XXXIX, 167, 229) He bought other tracts of land and lots in Frederick Town...

The will of John Dorsey made April 8, 1765 and proved in 1765 left:

To sons John Dorsey, Richard Dorsey and their heirs to be equally divided, the tracts Dorsey's Range, the Addition to Dorsey's Range, Duvall's Range, the Defendant, Mineral Hill, and part of a tract What's Left, and also a parcel of land that Philemon Dorsey is to convey to me, and if either die without heirs, the whole to go to survivor and if both should die without heirs to be divided among other children
To son Caleb Dorsey, 3 negroes
To daughters Elinor Stringer, Achsah Dorsey, Ann Dorsey, Elizabeth Dorsey, and sons John Dorsey and Richard Dorsey, 150 pounds Sterling and 1 negro each
To granddaughters Elizabeth Dorsey and Mary Stringer, 1 negro each
To wife Elizabeth, 200 pounds Sterling, 8 negroes, one-third of estate
Exrs: wife Eliazabeth and son Caleb Dorsey, empowered to sell house and lot in Frederick Town (Wiulls 35, f 258)"

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Possibly this John Dorsey:
From index of Maryland Historical Archives
1758 Nov.
Grant of tract of land called Walker's Lane, Anne Arundel Co., to John Dorsey. Originally granted to Joseph Walker.

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The John Dorsey referenced below may be a different individual:

From the book Inhabitants of Baltimore County 1763-1774 by Henry C. Peden, Jr., Westminster, Maryland, 1989, pp. 7-8:

"DELAWARE HUNDRED, 1763

[Among those listed are:]
Dorsey, Charles
Dorsey, Edward
Dorsey, John, Qtrs.
Dorsey, Lanslot
Dorsey, Vachael
Wells, Valentine

"Note by William N. Wilkins: The last six pages of Delaware Hundred are missing. Last page of this Hundred is marked as #22. The names on these missing pages however, can be deterined from the index; thus, all of the names are shown.

ibid, pp. 16-23:

"INDEX TO AQUILA HALL'S ASSESSMENT LEDGER, 1762-1765

Aquila Hall was High Sheriff of Baltimore County and after Harford County separated from Baltimore County in 1773 he was appointed Colonel of Militia and one of the Lord Justices of the new county of Harford from 1774 to 1779. While serving as Sheriff of Baltimore County he compiled a tax assessment ledger of 145 pages which named 1,380 persons, their land tracts, and their assessments... Its index contains the following names...

"William Cockey,... Joshua Cockey,... Edward Cockey,... John Hammond Dorsey,... Charles Dorsey,... Andrew Dorsey,... Joshua Dorsey,...Caleb Dorsey, Bazil Dorsey, Edward Dorsey,... Caleb Dorsey,... Richard Dorsey,...Vachell Dorsey,... John Dorsey,...Samuel Owings,... John Owings, Joshua Owings,... Sarah Owings,... Stephen Owings,... Samuel Owings,... Elijah Owings,... Henry Owings,... Christopher Randell,... John Ridgley,... Charles Ridgley, Jr.,... Capt. John Stinchcombe,... Nathan Stinchcombe,... Edmund Talbott, Thomas Talbott,... Philip Thomas,... Edward Talbott,... Samuel Underwood,... Benjamin Wells,... James Wells,... William Wells, James Wells, Jr.,... Charles Wells,... Elex Wells..."

ibid, pp. 57-65:

"LIST OF TAXABLES IN DELAWARE HUNDRED, BALTIMORE COUNTY, 1773

"...Dorsey, John (Qtr.); Ka(?)es Conener; Edward Gattle; Thomas Giffiry; John Poe; John Mikes; John Cocks; Richard Williams; Harry Cater Cub..."
[This may be a different John Dorsey, not the son of Caleb]

Noted events in his life were:

• Received: "New Year's Gift," 700 acres, from his father, 1732, Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, (United States).

• Will: 8 Apr 1756.

• Probate: of his estate, 8 Aug 1765, Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, (United States).

John married Elizabeth Dorsey, daughter of Captain Joshua Dorsey and Ann Ridgely,. Elizabeth was born on 6 Mar 1720 in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, (United States), was christened in Christ Church, Queen Caroline Parish, Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States), died in Dec 1803 in Montgomery Co, Maryland, United States at age 83, and was buried on 8 Dec 1803 in Montgomery Co, Maryland, United States.

Research Notes: Source: The Dorsey Family by Maxwell J. Dorsey, Jean Muir Dorsey and Nannie Ball Nimmo,2006, p. 158.

Also http://www.rootsweb.com/~mdannear/firstfam/dorsey/d8035.htm#P8035

From the book The Dorsey Family by Maxwell J. Dorsey, Jean Muir Dorsey and Nannie Ball Nimmo,2006, p. 158:

"The will of John Dorsey made April 8, 1765 and proved in 1765 left:
To... wife Elizabeth, 200 pounds Sterling, 8 negroes, one-third of estate
Exrs: wife Eliazabeth and son Caleb Dorsey, empowered to sell house and lot in Frederick Town (Wiulls 35, f 258)

Elizabeth Dorsey... inherited 20 pounds Sterlind from her father in 1747,... and a portion of her mother's estate, 1771....
The will of Elizabeth Dorsey made May 3, 1802 and proved December 10, 1803 left:
To son Richard Dorsey, one-half of a tract of land in Anne Arundel County
To orphan children of son John, remainder of tract of land
To son Richard Dorsey in trust, all lands in Montgomery County, which I derive from my brother Joshua Dorsey, to be held by said Richard for the use and benefit of daughter Elizabeth Boggess during her natural life and after her death to granddaughter Elizabeth Dorsey Boggess
To grandchildren Mortimer and Eliza Anne, children of son Richard, Caleb and Peggy Dorsey, children of son John, and Ellen stringer, daughter of daughter Eleanor, personalty
To son Richard Dorsey, all other property
Exr: son Richard Dorsey (A.A. Co. Wills J.C. No. 2, f. 259)"

(Duplicate Line. See Person 48)

79. Caleb Dorsey, Jr. of "Belmont" 55 115 116 (Caleb, of Hockley in the Hole [son of Capt. John]37, John, of "Hockley-in-the-Hole" (Honorable Capt.)18, Edward, "the Colonist"16, Edward, [uncertain]15, Thomas, of Hornby, Yorkshire14, John, of Chiche, Essex13, Thomas12, Roger, of Danbury, Essex11, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex10, Robert, of Maldon, Essex9, Robert, of Malden, Essex8, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex7, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex, England6, Henry, of Little Malden, Essex, England5, Norman, of Little Malden, Essex4, Alexander, of Little Malden, Essex3, Michael, of Little Malden, Essex2, Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1) was born on 18 Jul 1710 in St. Anne's Parish, Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States), died on 28 Jun 1772 in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, (United States) at age 61, and was buried in "Belmont", Anne Arundel (Howard), Maryland, (United States).

Burial Notes: From Historic Graves of Maryland, p. 156:
"At 'Belmont,' another Dorsey homestead, there is also a graveyard. It contains fine old slabs of the tabular kind, but so overrun with honeysuckle and periwinkle that it has been found impossible to copy them. Here lie the remains of Caleb Dorsey, who in 1738 built 'Belmont' as a home for his bride, Priscilla Hill. He was born July 18, 1710; died Jone 28, 1772. His widow died March 8, 1781, in the 63d year of her age. Beside them repose their descendants up to the fourth and fifth generation."

Research Notes: From the Maryland Historical Society
http://www.mdhs.org/library/mss/ms000717.html
Caleb Dorsey Account Book
Caleb Dorsey (1710-1771) was Capt. Charles Ridgely's father-in-law, and also an iron master. His account book (1733-1760) includes accounts of dry goods purchased and drafts of letters sent. Some letters discuss pig iron and the Elkridge Iron Works of which he was part owner.

From Wikipedia - Charles Ridgely II. :
"Children:...
6. Capt. Charles Ridgely III "Charles The Mariner" (1733-1790), builder of "Hampton ", who married Rebecca Dorsey (1738-1812), daughter of Caleb Dorsey, Jr. (1710-1772) and Priscilla Hill (1718-1782)."
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From Inhabitants of Baltimore County 1763-1774, pp. 23-24:

"LIST OF LETTERS IN THE BALTIMORE POST OFFICE, 1766

"The following is a list of letters remaining in the Post Office in Baltimore Town on July 18, 1766 as published in the Maryland Gazette on August 7, 1766."

[Among those listed are:]
Messrs. Caleb Dorsey and John Howard
Capt. John Parsons (care of W. Lux)
Thomas Philips
Thomas Vaughan (at Caleb Dorsey's)

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The following is probably this Caleb Dorsey as well, but I am not certain:

Ibid., pp. 16-23:

"INDEX TO AQUILA HALL'S ASSESSMENT LEDGER, 1762-1765

Aquila Hall was High Sheriff of Baltimore County and after Harford County separated from Baltimore County in 1773 he was appointed Colonel of Militia and one of the Lord Justices of the new county of Harford from 1774 to 1779. While serving as Sheriff of Baltimore County he compiled a tax assessment ledger of 145 pages which named 1,380 persons, their land tracts, and their assessments... Its index contains the following names...

"William Cockey,... Joshua Cockey,... Edward Cockey,... John Hammond Dorsey,... Caleb Dorsey, Bazil Dorsey, Edward Dorsey,... Caleb Dorsey,... Richard Dorsey,...John Sorsey,...Samuel Owings,... John Owings, Joshua Owings,... Sarah Owings,... Stephen Owings,... Samuel Owings,... Elijah Owings,... Henry Owings,... Christopher Randell,... John Ridgley,... Charles Ridgley, Jr.,... Capt. John Stinchcombe,... Nathan Stinchcombe,... Edmund Talbott, Thomas Talbott,... Philip Thomas,... Edward Talbott,... Samuel Underwood,... Benjamin Wells,... James Wells,... William Wells, James Wells, Jr.,... Charles Wells,... Elex Wells..."

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From Historic Graves of Maryland, pp. 156-157:

"On September 27, 1727, the freeholders of Queen Caroline parish, then a part of Anne Arundel county, met at the parish church and 'made choice' of Henry Ridgely and John Howard as churchwardens; Thomas Wainright, John Dorsey son of Edward, John Hammond son of Charles, Orland Griffith, Richard Davis and Robert Shipley as vestrymen. ...[M]ost of these worthies were landowners in this section..."


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From Wikipedia - Elkridge Furnace:

The site of the Elkridge Furnace and forge (located in the US state of Maryland ), known today as Avalon, was a tract of land patented as "Taylor's Forest" purchased in 1761 by Caleb Dorsey, an ironmaster. The land was located on the Patapsco river near Elkridge Landing, today being part of the Patapsco Valley State Park . The site first produced pig iron for export to England and after the addition of a forge produced crowbars, some of the earliest tools produced in America. The manufacture of tools in America had been banned for years by England. In 1771, after the death of Caleb Dorsey, the forge was operated by Caleb's sons, Edward Dorsey "Iron Head Ned" and Samuel Dorsey. In 1775 and during the American Revolution (1775-1783), the forge manufactured cast-iron parts for muskets by William Whetcroft. During the time of Mr. Whetcroft, the height of the dam (Avalon pictured here) , was increased to allow for constructing a millrace to feed a slitting mill on the property. In 1783, operations at the site were closed due to tax problems and the site was auctioned off in 1815. Benjamin and James Ellicott became the owners and incorporated the site as the Avalon Iron Works in 1822 and manufactured nails.[1] "

English law
THE ENGLISH NAVIGATION ACTS - In 1750 the English Parliament enacted a law declaring that "no mill or other engine for rolling or slitting iron," "nor any furnace for making steel shall be erected in the colonies". After this only pig and bar iron could be made.[2]

Environment
Extreme environmental damage to the Patapsco was recorded in the Maryland Act of 1753 Chap. 27. entitled 'AN ACT to prevent injuring the navigation to Baltimore-town, and to the inspecting house at Elk-Ridge landing, on Patapsco river'.
Extract: WHEREAS it is represented to this general assembly, that by opening and digging into the banks of Patapsco river for iron stone, large quantities of earth and sand are thrown and washed into the said river, and navigable branches thereof, by which practice (if continued,) the channel of the said river, and navigable branches aforesaid, will, in a short time, be so filled up, that vessels of any burthen must be prevented from coming into the best and most secure harbours in the said river, and the navigation thereof greatly obstructed.
The Patapsco to Elkridge Landing did silt up and become un-navigable, because of mining and ballast from the ships being thrown overboard to make room for cargo.

First Elkridge Furnace
The existence of iron was known from the time John Smith sailed up the Patapsco in 1608 and the settlement of Elkridge Landing is given as 1690, Likely many attempts at iron production took place after 1690.
Caleb Dorsey built his home "Belmont" on a tract of land patented in 1695. The "Save Belmont Coalition" credits Caleb Dorsey and his brother as building several iron forges on the creeks that ran into the nearby Patapsco River. This seems likely, considering the effort that would be required to move the iron ore some distance to one furnace. A Journal in the Maryland Archives by Caleb Dorsey & Co. operator of Elk Ridge Furnace has dates of 1758/10/01-1761/08/31.
The existence of more than one forge was recorded in the following extraction. Extract: Elkridge Landing description by Louis-Alexandre Berthier of the French Army during the March to Yorktown, Va. in 1781 - "The detour that must be taken to cross by the ford is not great and I estimate the difference as about three-fourths of a mile, or a mile. The road leading to the ford is bad and filled with stones and foot-high stumps. As it approaches the ford the road is dangerous along the bank of the river, which is very deep in those places where the waters are dammed up to operate the forges. This ford is very good if you pass between the big stones as marked here; if you stray from this line, you find large rocks and holes."
The Maryland 1753 Navigational Damage Act - definitely proves the iron industry had been in existence before 1753, and had grown to the point of damaging the Patapsco.
James McCubbin, MacCubbin patented a tract of land named "Cupola Hill" 220 acres (0.9 km²) in 1743 and built the Elkridge Furnace Inn in 1744. The definition of "Cupola" is a vertical furnace for melting iron to be cast, "Foundry" . Although the term is also used in architecture, "Cupola Hill" was one of the tracts of land purchased by Dr. Walker for the establishment of a new furnace specified in his Will. The word Cupola seems to indicate that a small furnace was in operation at one time prior to 1744.

Noted events in his life were:

• Built "Belmont": 1738, Anne Arundel (Howard), Maryland, (United States). As a home for his bride, Priscilla Hill

• Will: Signed will, 14 Mar 1772, Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, United States.

• Probate: 2 Jul 1772, Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, United States.

Caleb married Priscilla Hill,55 115 213 daughter of Henry Hill, of West River and Mary Denwood, on 10 Feb 1735. Priscilla was born on 9 May 1718, died on 8 Mar 1782 in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, United States at age 63, and was buried in "Belmont", Anne Arundel (Howard), Maryland, United States.

Marriage Notes: 3. Harry Wright Newman. Anne Arundel Gentry Vol 2. Author 1971, Family Line Publications 1990. (from http://www.rootsweb.com/~mdannear/firstfam/dorsey/fowsrc.htm#3)


Research Notes: http://www.rootsweb.com/~mdannear/firstfam/dorsey/d8036.htm#P8036

From Wikipedia - Charles Ridgely II. :
"Children:...
6. Capt. Charles Ridgely III "Charles The Mariner" (1733-1790), builder of "Hampton ", who married Rebecca Dorsey (1738-1812), daughter of Caleb Dorsey, Jr. (1710-1772) and Priscilla Hill (1718-1782)."


Children from this marriage were:

+ 166 M    i. Henry Hill Dorsey 214 was born on 3 Mar 1736 in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, (United States) and died in 1772 in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, (United States) at age 36.

+ 167 F    ii. Rebecca Dorsey was born in 1738 and died in 1812 at age 74.

+ 168 M    iii. Samuel Dorsey, of Belmont 215 216 was born on 7 Dec 1741 in <Anne Arundel (Howard)>, Maryland, (United States) and died on 11 Sep 1777 at age 35.

+ 169 F    iv. Mary Dorsey 217 was born on 9 Jun 1744 in <Anne Arundel (Howard)>, Maryland, (United States).

+ 170 F    v. Milcah Dorsey .218

+ 171 F    vi. Eleanor Dorsey 116 was born on 28 Dec 1749 in <Anne Arundel (Howard)>, Maryland, (United States) and died in 1813 at age 64.

+ 172 F    vii. Margaret Hill Dorsey 219 was born on 20 Jun 1752 in <Anne Arundel (Howard)>, Maryland, (United States).

+ 173 M    viii. Edward Hill "Iron Head Ned" Dorsey 174 220 221 was born on 2 Sep 1758 in Queen Caroline Parish, Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States) and died on 24 Mar 1799 in "Belmont", Anne Arundel (Howard), Maryland, United States at age 40.

+ 174 F    ix. Priscilla Dorsey 222 was born in <Anne Arundel (Howard)>, Maryland, (United States) and died on 30 Apr 1814.

80. Samuel Dorsey, [of Caleb] 50 110 117 (Caleb, of Hockley in the Hole [son of Capt. John]37, John, of "Hockley-in-the-Hole" (Honorable Capt.)18, Edward, "the Colonist"16, Edward, [uncertain]15, Thomas, of Hornby, Yorkshire14, John, of Chiche, Essex13, Thomas12, Roger, of Danbury, Essex11, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex10, Robert, of Maldon, Essex9, Robert, of Malden, Essex8, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex7, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex, England6, Henry, of Little Malden, Essex, England5, Norman, of Little Malden, Essex4, Alexander, of Little Malden, Essex3, Michael, of Little Malden, Essex2, Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1) was born in Mar 1712 in St. Anne's Parish, Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States) and died in 1739 at age 27. Another name for Samuel was Samuel Dorsey Jr. [son of Caleb].

Research Notes: Died unmarried.

From The Founders of Anne Arundel and Howard Counties, Maryland by J. D. Warfield (Baltimore, 1905), pp. 61-62:
[The will of Hon. John Dorsey reads in part:]

'I give to my two grandsons, Samuel and Richard, of Caleb, my son, my plantation on South River, called "South River Quarter," it being the remainder of a tract given to my son, Caleb. In case of no issue, the same to go to granddaughters, Achsah and Sophia of Caleb.

'To grandson, Basil, of Caleb, my plantation on Elk Ridge, called "Troy." If no issue, to my grandsons, John and Caleb, of Caleb. My son, Caleb, to be my administrator.--JOHN DORSEY. (Seal).'

Noted events in his life were:

• Inherited: "South River Quarter," jointly with his brother Richard, from his grandfather Hon. John Dorsey, 1715. This was a plantation on the South River, a remainder of a tract given to their father Caleb Dorsey.

81. Richard Dorsey 110 118 (Caleb, of Hockley in the Hole [son of Capt. John]37, John, of "Hockley-in-the-Hole" (Honorable Capt.)18, Edward, "the Colonist"16, Edward, [uncertain]15, Thomas, of Hornby, Yorkshire14, John, of Chiche, Essex13, Thomas12, Roger, of Danbury, Essex11, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex10, Robert, of Maldon, Essex9, Robert, of Malden, Essex8, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex7, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex, England6, Henry, of Little Malden, Essex, England5, Norman, of Little Malden, Essex4, Alexander, of Little Malden, Essex3, Michael, of Little Malden, Essex2, Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1) was born on 10 Jun 1714 in St. Anne's Parish, Anne Arundel, Maryland, United States and died on 7 Sep 1760 in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, United States at age 46.

Birth Notes: 4. F. Edward Wright. Anne Arundel County Church Records of the 17th and 18th Centuries. Family Line Publications, Westminster, MD.
(from http://www.rootsweb.com/~mdannear/firstfam/dorsey/d7435.htm#P7435)

Research Notes: From The Founders of Anne Arundel and Howard Counties, Maryland by J. D. Warfield (Baltimore, 1905), pp. 61-62:
[The will of Hon. John Dorsey reads in part:]

'I give to my two grandsons, Samuel and Richard, of Caleb, my son, my plantation on South River, called "South River Quarter," it being the remainder of a tract given to my son, Caleb. In case of no issue, the same to go to granddaughters, Achsah and Sophia of Caleb...
.--JOHN DORSEY. (Seal).'

Noted events in his life were:

• Inherited: "South River Quarter," jointly with his brother Samuel, from his grandfather Hon. John Dorsey, 1715. This was a plantation on the South River, a remainder of a tract given to their father Caleb Dorsey.

Richard married Elizabeth Beale before Nov 1735.

Research Notes: http://www.rootsweb.com/~mdannear/firstfam/dorsey/d7435.htm#P7435

82. Elinor Dorsey, of Hockley (Caleb, of Hockley in the Hole [son of Capt. John]37, John, of "Hockley-in-the-Hole" (Honorable Capt.)18, Edward, "the Colonist"16, Edward, [uncertain]15, Thomas, of Hornby, Yorkshire14, John, of Chiche, Essex13, Thomas12, Roger, of Danbury, Essex11, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex10, Robert, of Maldon, Essex9, Robert, of Malden, Essex8, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex7, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex, England6, Henry, of Little Malden, Essex, England5, Norman, of Little Malden, Essex4, Alexander, of Little Malden, Essex3, Michael, of Little Malden, Essex2, Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1) was born on 4 Mar 1715 in St. Anne's Parish, Anne Arundel, Maryland, United States and died on 6 Oct 1760 at age 45. Another name for Elinor was Eleanor Dorsey.

Research Notes: http://www.rootsweb.com/~mdannear/firstfam/dorsey/d7433.htm#P7433

Elinor married Thomas Todd IV,110 223 son of Major Thomas Todd and Elizabeth Bernard,.

Research Notes: Elinor Dorsey's first husband.

From Founders of Anne Arundel and Howard Counties, p. 49:
The old homestead ["North Point"], that has always been owned by Thomas Todd, descended to Thomas Todd, 4th. He married Eleanor Dorsey, of "Hockley." They left a son Tomas, and four daughters, Eleanor, Elizabeth, Francis and Mary. The first three inherited "Shawan Hunting Ground," a beautiful estate adjoining Worthington Valley. Mary Todd inherited "Todds Industry," and other tracts upon the Patapsco. She married John Worthington; Elizabeth Todd--John Cromwell; Eleanor--John Ensor; Francis--George Risteau; Mrs. Eleanor Todd--2nd William Lynch. Their daughter, Deborah [Todd Lynch]--Samuel Owings, Jr., of Owings Mills.


Children from this marriage were:

+ 175 M    i. Thomas Todd V

+ 176 F    ii. Eleanor Todd

+ 177 F    iii. Elizabeth Todd

+ 178 F    iv. Francis Todd

+ 179 F    v. Mary Todd

Elinor next married William Lynch,71 83 86 110 224 son of Robuck Lynch and Unknown, on 6 Sep 1740 in Baltimore Co., Maryland, (United States). William was born about 1707 in <Baltimore Co., Maryland, (United States)> and died about 1752 in Baltimore Co., Maryland, (United States) about age 45.

Research Notes: Second husband of Eleanor Dorsey (Todd).


The child from this marriage was:

+ 180 F    i. Deborah Todd Lynch 86 died in 1810.

83. Edward Dorsey 71 86 119 (Caleb, of Hockley in the Hole [son of Capt. John]37, John, of "Hockley-in-the-Hole" (Honorable Capt.)18, Edward, "the Colonist"16, Edward, [uncertain]15, Thomas, of Hornby, Yorkshire14, John, of Chiche, Essex13, Thomas12, Roger, of Danbury, Essex11, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex10, Robert, of Maldon, Essex9, Robert, of Malden, Essex8, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex7, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex, England6, Henry, of Little Malden, Essex, England5, Norman, of Little Malden, Essex4, Alexander, of Little Malden, Essex3, Michael, of Little Malden, Essex2, Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1) was born on 1 Sep 1718 in St. Anne's Parish, Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States) and died in 1760 at age 42.

Edward married Henrietta Maria Chew.

Research Notes: Source: The Dorsey Family by Maxwell J. Dorsey, Jean Muir Dorsey and Nannie Ball Nimmo,2006, p. 155

84. Joshua Dorsey (Caleb, of Hockley in the Hole [son of Capt. John]37, John, of "Hockley-in-the-Hole" (Honorable Capt.)18, Edward, "the Colonist"16, Edward, [uncertain]15, Thomas, of Hornby, Yorkshire14, John, of Chiche, Essex13, Thomas12, Roger, of Danbury, Essex11, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex10, Robert, of Maldon, Essex9, Robert, of Malden, Essex8, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex7, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex, England6, Henry, of Little Malden, Essex, England5, Norman, of Little Malden, Essex4, Alexander, of Little Malden, Essex3, Michael, of Little Malden, Essex2, Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1) was born on 13 Jul 1720 in St. Anne's Parish, Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States) and died in 1744 at age 24.

Research Notes: Source: The Dorsey Family by Maxwell J. Dorsey, Jean Muir Dorsey and Nannie Ball Nimmo,2006, p. 155. Died unmarried.

http://www.rootsweb.com/~mdannear/firstfam/dorsey/d7431.htm#P8034

85. Deborah Dorsey 110 120 (Caleb, of Hockley in the Hole [son of Capt. John]37, John, of "Hockley-in-the-Hole" (Honorable Capt.)18, Edward, "the Colonist"16, Edward, [uncertain]15, Thomas, of Hornby, Yorkshire14, John, of Chiche, Essex13, Thomas12, Roger, of Danbury, Essex11, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex10, Robert, of Maldon, Essex9, Robert, of Malden, Essex8, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex7, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex, England6, Henry, of Little Malden, Essex, England5, Norman, of Little Malden, Essex4, Alexander, of Little Malden, Essex3, Michael, of Little Malden, Essex2, Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1) was born on 25 Nov 1722 in St. Anne's Parish, Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States) and died before 21 May 1807.

Research Notes: Second wife of Ely Dorsey.

Noted events in her life were:

• Will: Signed will, 21 Mar 1796.

• Probate: Estate probated, 21 May 1807, Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, United States.

Deborah married Ely Dorsey, [son of Patuxent John],120 181 182 son of Captain John "Patuxent John" Dorsey, of Dorsey's Search and Elizabeth <Brown>, about 1750 in <Anne Arundel>, Maryland, (United States). Ely was born about 1720 in <Queen Caroline Parish>, Anne Arundel (Howard), Maryland, (United States) and died before 3 Feb 1794 in <Anne Arundel>, Maryland, United States.

Research Notes: Eldest son of Patuxent John Dorsey.

From http://www.rootsweb.com/~mdannear/firstfam/dorsey/d17544.htm#P17544:

"[The will of Elizabeth Dorsey] made January 25, 1775 and proved March 23, 1777 left:

To daughter Lucy Dorsey, 2 negroes and personalty
All personal estate to be sold and debts paid and remainder of money divided equally among nine children, Ely, Basil, Benjamin, John, Samuel, Deborah, and Lucy Dorsey, Ruth Talbot, and Rachel Ridgely
Exrs: daughter Lucy Dorsey and nephew John Dorsey
Test: Samuel Brown Jr., Sara Brown, Rachel Todd (Wills 41, f. 421)"
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From http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=mrmarsha&id=I36906:

Provincial Court Land Records, 1762-1763
Volume 724, Page 40

This Indenture made the 23.d Day of April in the Year of our Lord one thousand Seven hundred and sixty two Between Ely Dorsey Eldest son & heir at Law of Cap.t John Dorsey jun.r late of Ann Arundel County deceased of the one Part and William Hall of Elk Ridge of the same county Merchant of the other Part Whereas the said John Dorsey deceased and William Hall did heretofore take up in Partnership a Tract or Parcel of Land called Dorseys Partnership lying in Frederick County containing one thousand four hundred and seventy five acres granted to the said John Dorsey in his lifetime by Patent bearing Date the first day of January in the Year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and sixty And Whereas the said John Dorsey by his last Will and Testament in writing duly proved and Registered in the Commissarys Office of this Province did amongst other things devise as follows Viz.t " I give and Bequeath unto my son Benjamin Dorsey two hundred and forty eight Acres of Land Part of a Tract of Land called " Partnership as laid out by Joseph Plummer
Item I give and Bequeath " unto William Hall of Elk Ridge all the Residue of the Land called Partnership not already Bequeathed upon the said Halls paying a Proportional part of the charges now due and that shall hereafter accrue thereon to the Quantity of Land that he shall have he having already paid his proportion of the other charges and the Caution Money as by the same Patent and Will Reference being thereunto had may more fully appear Now this Indenture Witnesseth that the said Ely Dorsey for and in consideration of the Caution Money and proportion of charges aforesaid pa of his Deceased Father as also for and in consideration of the sum of five shillings to him in Hand paid Hath Granted Remised Released and Confirmed and by these Presents Doth Grant Remise Release and Confirm unto him the said William Hall his Heirs and Assigns All that part of the Tract or Parcel of Land aforesaid called Dorsey's Partnership agreeable to the Division made by the said Joseph Plummer contained within the following Metes and Bounds ....... containing in the said Part One thousand two hundred and two Acres of Land more or Less, together with all and Singular the Improvements Profits and Advantages to the same part belonging and all the Estate Right Title and Interest either in Law or equity of him the said Ely Dorsey of into or out of the same and the Reversion and Reversions Remainder and Remainders Rents Issues and Profits of that part hereby conveyed or intended so to be To have and to hold the same Parcel of Land hereby conveyed agreeable to the courses aforesaid containing one thousand two hundred and two acres and other the Premisses with the appurtenances unto him the said William Hall his Heirs and Assigns forever to his and their own proper use and Behoof and to no other Intent or Purpose whatsoever In Witness whereof the Party to these Presents have hereunto set his hand and seal the Day and Year first above written
Sealed and Delivered Ely Dorsey (seal)
In Presence of
Henry Hall
John Weems

On the Back of the aforegoing Deed was thus Written to wit

Ann Arund.l County fs April 23.d 1762 Then came before us the subscribers Two of his Lordships Justices of the Peace for Ann Arundel County the within named Ely Dorsey and acknowledged the within Instrument of Writing to be his Act and deed and the Land and Premisses therein specified to be the Right and Estate of the within named William Hall his Heirs and Assigns according to the true intent and meaning thereof Henry Hall

John Weems

May 7.th 1762 Received of M.r William Hall Two Pounds eight shillings and one Penny sterling for the use of the Lord Baltimore being the Alienation Fine on the within one thousand two hundred and two Acres of Land by Virtue of a Commission from Edward Lloyd Esq.r his said Lordship's Agent and Receiver General
Recorded 10.th May 1762
Benj.a Beall

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The "Ely Dorsey" below may be a different individual:

From Inhabitants of Baltimore County 1763-1774, pp. 27-41:

"JOPPA COURTHOUSE PETITION OF 1768

"The petitions for and against the removal of the county seat of Baltimore County from Joppa to Baltimore Town in 1768 are discussed at length in the Archives of Maryland, Vol. 61 (Appendix). Notices were posted in January, 1768 at the door of the courthouse in Joppa, at the church door of St. Paul's Parish, at the church door of St. Thomas' Parish, at the church door of St. John's Parish, at the church door of St. George's Parish, at the door of the chapel of St. George's Parish, at the door of the chapel of St. John's Parish, and at the house called St. Thomas' Chapel in St. Thomas' Parish, by Absalom Butler and sworn to before the Honorable Benjamin Rogers. Notices were printed in English and German. Tabulations indicate that 2,271 voted for the removal of the courthouse, and 901 voted against it. (It should be noted that some signatures are missing due to the disintegration of the paper, and there also appears to be some who signed more than once.) Five years later, Harford County separated from Baltimore County and set up its court house at Bush (Harford Town) in 1774 and at Bel Air in 1782.

"SIGNERS FOR THE REMOVAL OF THE COUNTY SEAT TO BALTIMORE TOWN (1768)...

"...Thomas Cockey...Joshua Owings...Charles Ridgely... Samuel Owings... John Cockey... Benjamin Wells, Charles Wells... George Wells... Caleb Warfield, Nathaniel Stinchcomb... William Coale...Christopher Randall, Jr.... J. Cockey Owings... William Wells, Jr.... William Wells...Edward Talbott... Edward Cockey... Benjamin Talbott... Charles Ridgely (son William)... Elisha Dorsey... Alexander Wells, Nathaniel Owings...Nathaniel Stinchcomb, Sr....Lott Owings... Anthony Arnold... Richard Owings... William Cockey... John Talbott (son Edward)... Richard Owings... William Slade... Edward Talbot... Vachel Dorsey... Christopher Owings, Richard Owings... Edward Dorsey (son John)... Lancelott Dorsey, Charles Dorsey (son Nathan), Ely Dorsey... Henry Dorsey...Samuel Dorsey, Jr.... Joshua Owings, Jr.... Samuel Owings... John Wells... Thomas Owings... Henry Butler... George Dorsey...

"SIGNERS AGAINST THE REMOVAL OF THE COUNTY SEAT TO BALTIMORE TOWN (1768)...

Greenbury Dorsey, Jr....William Wells..."

ibid, pp. 57-60:

"LIST OF TAXABLES IN DELAWARE HUNDRED, BALTIMORE COUNTY, 1773

[Among those listed are:]

Dorsey, Edward; Edward Dorsey; John Goodlan; Wm. Shavens; William Price; Joseph Holdin; Comfort

Dorsey, Basel (Qtr.); Thomas Gilbert; Henry Gilbert

Dorsey, Caly

Dorsey, Nicholas; Abrim, Soloman

Dorsey, Charles (of Nich.); Joseph Chapman; John Carter; John Langley; George Miller; Absilam Frisel

Dorsey, Nicholas Jr.; William Aston; John Martin; Thomas Miller

Dorsey, John (Qtr.); Ka(?)es Conener; Edward Gattle; Thomas Giffiry; John Poe; John Mikes; John Cocks; Richard Williams; Harry Cater Cub

Dorsey, Ely (Qtr.); John Randle; Will; Joe

Dorsey, Ely

Owings, Richard (son of Samuel); James Riley;l John Highnmarsh; Timothy Philips

Wilmoth, John (Qtr); Jiry; Bess; Dinis Downey

"On Reverse side: Delaware Hundred Taxes 462 examined by JSH. The Hole Amount of Taxes is 501: Richard Owings, son of Sam."

Noted events in his life were:

• Inherited: his father's portion of "Dorsey's Partnership" (1,202 acres), Abt Aug 1761, Frederick Co., Maryland, (United States).

• Conveyed: his portion of "Dorsey's Partnership" in Frederick County to William Hall of Elk Ridge, 23 Apr 1762, Frederick Co., Maryland, (United States). Ely Dorsey's portion of was 1,202 acres.

• Oath of Allegiance: before Hon. Reuben Meriweather, 2 Mar 1778, Maryland, (United States).

• Served: on the Committee of Observation, 1775, Maryland, (United States).

• Will: Signed will, 22 Oct 1789.

• Codicil: Signed codicil to will, 9 Mar 1793.

• Probate: Estate probated, 3 Feb 1794, Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, United States.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 181 M    i. Caleb Dorsey, [son of Ely] 225 226 was born about 1753 in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, (United States) and died about 1812 in Anne Arundel (Howard), Maryland, United States about age 59.

+ 182 M    ii. Captain Ely Dorsey, [Jr.] 182 227 228 was born about 1755 in <Baltimore Co.>, Maryland, (United States) and died before 8 Sep 1821 in Frederick Co., Maryland, United States.

+ 183 M    iii. Amos Dorsey 156 229 was born about 1757 in <Anne Arundel>, Maryland, (United States) and died on 11 Jun 1793 in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, United States about age 36.

+ 184 F    iv. Elizabeth Dorsey, [dau. of Ely] 230 231 was born about 1759 in <Anne Arundel>, Maryland, (United States).

+ 185 F    v. Eleanor Dorsey 232 233 was born on 2 Feb 1761 in <Hockley>, Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States) and died on 22 May 1834 in Lyons Twp, Ontario, New York, United States at age 73.

86. Mary Dorsey (Caleb, of Hockley in the Hole [son of Capt. John]37, John, of "Hockley-in-the-Hole" (Honorable Capt.)18, Edward, "the Colonist"16, Edward, [uncertain]15, Thomas, of Hornby, Yorkshire14, John, of Chiche, Essex13, Thomas12, Roger, of Danbury, Essex11, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex10, Robert, of Maldon, Essex9, Robert, of Malden, Essex8, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex7, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex, England6, Henry, of Little Malden, Essex, England5, Norman, of Little Malden, Essex4, Alexander, of Little Malden, Essex3, Michael, of Little Malden, Essex2, Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1) was born on 18 May 1725 in St. Anne's Parish, Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States) and died in 1786 at age 61.

Research Notes: Source: The Dorsey Family by Maxwell J. Dorsey, Jean Muir Dorsey and Nannie Ball Nimmo,2006, p. 155

http://www.rootsweb.com/~mdannear/firstfam/dorsey/d8041.htm#P8041

From Wikipedia - Charles Ridgely II :
1. John Ridgely, Sr. (ca. 1723-1771), who married Mary Dorsey (1725-1786), daughter of Caleb Dorsey (1685-1742) and Elinor Warfield (1683-1752).

Mary married John Ridgely, Sr., son of Colonel Charles Ridgely II and Rachel Howard, of "Hampton",. John was born about 1723 and died in 1771 about age 48.

Research Notes: http://www.rootsweb.com/~mdannear/firstfam/dorsey/d8041.htm#P8041

From Wikipedia - Charles Ridgely II :
1. John Ridgely, Sr. (ca. 1723-1771), who married Mary Dorsey (1725-1786), daughter of Caleb Dorsey (1685-1742) and Elinor Warfield (1683-1752).

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From the book Inhabitants of Baltimore County 1763-1774 by Henry C. Peden, Jr., Westminster, Maryland, 1989, pp. 16-23:

"INDEX TO AQUILA HALL'S ASSESSMENT LEDGER, 1762-1765

Aquila Hall was High Sheriff of Baltimore County and after Harford County separated from Baltimore County in 1773 he was appointed Colonel of Militia and one of the Lord Justices of the new county of Harford from 1774 to 1779. While serving as Sheriff of Baltimore County he compiled a tax assessment ledger of 145 pages which named 1,380 persons, their land tracts, and their assessments... Its index contains the following names...

"William Cockey,... Joshua Cockey,... Edward Cockey,... John Hammond Dorsey,... Caleb Dorsey, Bazil Dorsey, Edward Dorsey,... Caleb Dorsey,... Richard Dorsey,...John Dorsey,...Samuel Owings,... John Owings, Joshua Owings,... Sarah Owings,... Stephen Owings,... Samuel Owings,... Elijah Owings,... Henry Owings,... Christopher Randell,... John Ridgley,... Charles Ridgley, Jr.,... Capt. John Stinchcombe,... Nathan Stinchcombe,... Edmund Talbott, Thomas Talbott,... Philip Thomas,... Edward Talbott,... Samuel Underwood,... Benjamin Wells,... James Wells,... William Wells, James Wells, Jr.,... Charles Wells,... Elex Wells..."

Ibid., pp. 24-25:

"ADDRESS FROM SUNDRY INHABITANTS OF BALTIMORE TOWN, 1767
"The following address from sundry inhabitants of Baltimore Town to his Excellency Horatio Sharpe, Esquire, Governor and Commander in Chief in and over the Province of Maryland, was presented on April 2, 1767 (Archives of Maryland, 32:187): …"
[Among those signing are:]
Thomas Chase
John Ridgely
William Lux
Darby Lux
Charles Ridgely, Jr.


Ibid., pp. 26-27:

"PETITION OF SOME ENGLISH INHABITANTS OF BALTIMORE TOWN IN SUPPORT OF THE GERMAN INHABITANTS, 1767

"On May 16, 1767 a number of inhabitants of Baltimore Town presented a petition in support of the German inhabitants who had complained about the Justices who took advantage of their inability to understand English. The subscribers said they knew of such occurrences, but also expressed a belief that William Aisquith, one of the Justices, was not guilty of such charges. (Archives of Maryland, 32:203-204)...
Charles Ridgely, Jr....John Ridgely...William Lux..."
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Is this John Ridgely's son?
From the book Inhabitants of Baltimore County 1763-1774 by Henry C. Peden, Jr., Westminster, Maryland, 1989, pp. 83-85:

"LIST OF TAXABLES TAKEN IN WESTMINSTER HUNDRED IN 1773 BY HENRY MINSPAKER, CONSTABLE

"...Ridgley, Charles, son of John;... "





The child from this marriage was:

+ 186 F    i. Mary Ridgely 234 died in 1804 in <Baltimore Co., Maryland>, United States.

87. Thomas Beale Dorsey 27 110 121 122 (Caleb, of Hockley in the Hole [son of Capt. John]37, John, of "Hockley-in-the-Hole" (Honorable Capt.)18, Edward, "the Colonist"16, Edward, [uncertain]15, Thomas, of Hornby, Yorkshire14, John, of Chiche, Essex13, Thomas12, Roger, of Danbury, Essex11, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex10, Robert, of Maldon, Essex9, Robert, of Malden, Essex8, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex7, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex, England6, Henry, of Little Malden, Essex, England5, Norman, of Little Malden, Essex4, Alexander, of Little Malden, Essex3, Michael, of Little Malden, Essex2, Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1) was born on 18 Jan 1727 in "Hockley-in-the-Hole", St. Anne's Parish, Anne Arundel (Howard), Maryland, (United States) and died in 1771 in <Wyatt's Harbour>, Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States) at age 44. Another name for Thomas was Thomas Beal Dorsey.

Research Notes: Youngest son of Caleb Dorsey.

From http://www.mdinns.com/inns/howard.html:

"Thomas Beale Dorsey was the youngest child of Caleb and Elinor, born at Hockley-in-the Hole in 1727. In 1746, he married Anne Worthington, daughter of John Worthington II and his first wife, Helen Hammond. Thomas Beale Dorsey, his wife and children lived at Wyatt's Harbour which is now known as Sherwood Forest near Annapolis. Judge Thomas Beale Dorsey built Mount Hebron in Ellicott City in the 19th century. He successfully petitioned for Howard County to become the 21st county in Maryland. His home now near Mount Hebron Church was on the Decorator Showcase tour in l996."

Noted events in his life were:

• Will: Signed will, 28 Oct 1771, Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, (United States).

• Probate: 13 Nov 1771, Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, (United States).

Thomas married Anne Worthington, daughter of John Worthington II and Helen Hammond, in 1746. Another name for Anne was Ann Worthington.

Research Notes: Source: The Dorsey Family by Maxwell J. Dorsey, Jean Muir Dorsey and Nannie Ball Nimmo,2006, p. 155.

Also http://www.rootsweb.com/~mdannear/firstfam/dorsey/d34884.htm#P34884


Children from this marriage were:

+ 187 F    i. Sarah Dorsey, [dau. of Thomas Beale] 121 235 was born on 13 Oct 1747.

+ 188 M    ii. Caleb Dorsey, [son of Thomas Beale] 121 236 was born on 13 Mar 1749 in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, (United States), died on 14 Apr 1837 at age 88, and was buried in "Arcadia, " Valley Mede, Howard Co., Maryland, United States.

+ 189 M    iii. Captain John Worthington Dorsey, of Elk Ridge 121 126 237 was born on 8 Oct 1751 in Elk Ridge, Anne Arundel (Howard), Maryland, (United States), died on 13 May 1823 in Elk Ridge, Anne Arundel (Howard), Maryland, United States at age 71, and was buried in St. John's Cemetery, Howard Co., Maryland, United States.

+ 190 M    iv. Thomas Beale Dorsey, Jr. 121 238 was born on 25 Aug 1758, died on 8 Sep 1828 in <Anne Arundel>, Maryland, United States at age 70, and was buried in "Arcadia, " Valley Mede, Howard Co., Maryland, United States.

88. Thomas Worthington 124 (Sarah Howard40, Sarah Dorsey21, Edward, "the Colonist"16, Edward, [uncertain]15, Thomas, of Hornby, Yorkshire14, John, of Chiche, Essex13, Thomas12, Roger, of Danbury, Essex11, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex10, Robert, of Maldon, Essex9, Robert, of Malden, Essex8, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex7, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex, England6, Henry, of Little Malden, Essex, England5, Norman, of Little Malden, Essex4, Alexander, of Little Malden, Essex3, Michael, of Little Malden, Essex2, Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1).

Research Notes: Second son of Captain John Worthington.

From Founders of Anne Arundel and Howard Counties, p. 153:

Thomas and Elizabeth Worthington bought "Broome" and "Wardridge" of Henry Ridgely, third, and resided there. It bordered upon "Hockley", and upon it are both the Ridgely and Worthington graveyards

From that old homestead went forth to Elk Ridge, the following daughters, whose histsory belongs to Howard County: Sarah Worthington--Basil Dorsey, born at Hockley; Elizabeth--Henry Dorsey, of Joshua and Ann Ridgely; Katherine--Major Nicholas Gassaway, of Colonel Nicholas, of South River; Rachel Ridgely Worthington--Cornelius Howard, of Joseph, her neighbor; Thomasin--Alexander Warfield, of John; Ariana--Nicholas Watkins, Jr. All inherited portions of "Worthington Range," at Clarksville, and "Partnership," between Highland and Fulton.

The sons of Thomas and Elizabeth Ridgely Worthington remained in Anne Arundel.

Thomas married Elizabeth Ridgely,124 daughter of Captain Henry Ridgely III and Catherine Greenberry,.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 191 F    i. Ann Worthington 124 was born in 1713.

+ 192 F    ii. Sarah Worthington 124 206 was born on 2 Feb 1715.

+ 193 F    iii. Elizabeth Worthington 72 124 was born on 6 Oct 1717 in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, (United States) and died in Jan 1776 at age 58.

+ 194 F    iv. Katherine Worthington 124 was born in 1720.

+ 195 F    v. Rachel Ridgely Worthington 124 was born in 1722.

+ 196 F    vi. Thomasine Worthington 124 was born in 1724.

+ 197 M    vii. Hon. Brice Thomas Beale Worthington 124 was born in 1727.

+ 198 F    viii. Ariana Worthington 124 was born in 1729.

+ 199 M    ix. Thomas Worthington 239 was born in 1731 and died in 1753 at age 22.

+ 200 M    x. Hon. Major Nicholas Worthington 124 240 was born on 29 Mar 1734 and died on 1 Nov 1793 at age 59.

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89. Lt. Joshua Dorsey, Sr. 125 126 (Henry (Colonel)45, Joshua (Captain)24, Edward, [Jr.] of "Dorsey" (Major)17, Edward, "the Colonist"16, Edward, [uncertain]15, Thomas, of Hornby, Yorkshire14, John, of Chiche, Essex13, Thomas12, Roger, of Danbury, Essex11, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex10, Robert, of Maldon, Essex9, Robert, of Malden, Essex8, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex7, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex, England6, Henry, of Little Malden, Essex, England5, Norman, of Little Malden, Essex4, Alexander, of Little Malden, Essex3, Michael, of Little Malden, Essex2, Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1) was born on 8 Jul 1736 in Christ Church, Queen Caroline Parish, Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States) and died in 1799 at age 63.

Research Notes: From Revolutionary Patriots of Anne Arundel, pp. 51-52:

"Married Elizabeth Hall in 1759 and they had 11 children: Henry Hall Dorsey, William Henry Dorsey, Isaac Dorsey, Elizabeth Dorsey Dorsey, Allen Dorsey, Thomas Hall Dorsey, Margaret Dorsey, John Hall Dorsey, Joshua Dorsey, Mary Dorsey Goldwait, and William Dorsey. He was a Lieutenant under Capt. Thomas Philips in May 13, 1776 (Ref: R-64, N-422). He took the Oath of Allegiance before Hon. John Dorsey on March 12, 1778 (Ref: B-26)."

Joshua married Elizabeth Hall,125 daughter of Major Henry Hall and Elizabeth Lansdale, on 6 Feb 1759. Elizabeth was born about 1739 and died on 27 Oct 1794 about age 55.

90. Thomas Dorsey 90 127 128 (Henry (Colonel)45, Joshua (Captain)24, Edward, [Jr.] of "Dorsey" (Major)17, Edward, "the Colonist"16, Edward, [uncertain]15, Thomas, of Hornby, Yorkshire14, John, of Chiche, Essex13, Thomas12, Roger, of Danbury, Essex11, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex10, Robert, of Maldon, Essex9, Robert, of Malden, Essex8, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex7, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex, England6, Henry, of Little Malden, Essex, England5, Norman, of Little Malden, Essex4, Alexander, of Little Malden, Essex3, Michael, of Little Malden, Essex2, Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1) was born on 15 Mar 1737 in Christ Church, Queen Caroline Parish, Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States) and died in 1790 in Elk Ridge, Anne Arundel (Howard), Maryland, (United States) at age 53.

Research Notes: From Revolutionary Patriots of Anne Arundel, p. 55:

"Married Mary Ann Warfield and they had 4 children: Benedict Dorsey, Elizabeth Dorsey Warfield, Rebecca Dorsey Burgess, and Mary Ridgely Dorsey Burghess. He took the Oath of Allegiance before Hon. Thomas Worthington on February 28, 1778."

Thomas married Mary Ann Ridgely Warfield,127 daughter of Benjamin Warfield and Rebecca Ridgely, in 1755 in <Anne Arundel>, Maryland, (United States). Mary was born about 1733 in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, (United States). Another name for Mary was Mary Ridgely Warfield.

The child from this marriage was:

+ 201 F    i. Mary Ridgely Dorsey 241 was born in 1765.

91. Henry Dorsey 129 (Henry (Colonel)45, Joshua (Captain)24, Edward, [Jr.] of "Dorsey" (Major)17, Edward, "the Colonist"16, Edward, [uncertain]15, Thomas, of Hornby, Yorkshire14, John, of Chiche, Essex13, Thomas12, Roger, of Danbury, Essex11, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex10, Robert, of Maldon, Essex9, Robert, of Malden, Essex8, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex7, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex, England6, Henry, of Little Malden, Essex, England5, Norman, of Little Malden, Essex4, Alexander, of Little Malden, Essex3, Michael, of Little Malden, Essex2, Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1) was born on 22 Feb 1740 in Christ Church, Queen Caroline Parish, Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States) and died on 3 Mar 1761 in Christ Church, Queen Caroline Parish, Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States) at age 21.

92. Anne Dorsey 130 (Henry (Colonel)45, Joshua (Captain)24, Edward, [Jr.] of "Dorsey" (Major)17, Edward, "the Colonist"16, Edward, [uncertain]15, Thomas, of Hornby, Yorkshire14, John, of Chiche, Essex13, Thomas12, Roger, of Danbury, Essex11, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex10, Robert, of Maldon, Essex9, Robert, of Malden, Essex8, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex7, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex, England6, Henry, of Little Malden, Essex, England5, Norman, of Little Malden, Essex4, Alexander, of Little Malden, Essex3, Michael, of Little Malden, Essex2, Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1) was born on 7 Feb 1742.

Anne married Davidge Warfield.130

93. Elizabeth Dorsey 131 (Henry (Colonel)45, Joshua (Captain)24, Edward, [Jr.] of "Dorsey" (Major)17, Edward, "the Colonist"16, Edward, [uncertain]15, Thomas, of Hornby, Yorkshire14, John, of Chiche, Essex13, Thomas12, Roger, of Danbury, Essex11, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex10, Robert, of Maldon, Essex9, Robert, of Malden, Essex8, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex7, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex, England6, Henry, of Little Malden, Essex, England5, Norman, of Little Malden, Essex4, Alexander, of Little Malden, Essex3, Michael, of Little Malden, Essex2, Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1) was born on 15 Feb 1744 in Christ Church, Queen Caroline Parish, Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States) and died in 1776 at age 32. Another name for Elizabeth was Eliza Dorsey.

Elizabeth married Elisha Warfield,131 son of Benjamin Warfield and Rebecca Ridgely, about 1770 in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, (United States). Elisha was born on 29 Nov 1741 in Elk Ridge, Anne Arundel (Howard), Maryland, (United States) and died on 16 Jul 1818 in Fayette, Kentucky, United States at age 76.

94. Sarah Dorsey 70 132 (Henry (Colonel)45, Joshua (Captain)24, Edward, [Jr.] of "Dorsey" (Major)17, Edward, "the Colonist"16, Edward, [uncertain]15, Thomas, of Hornby, Yorkshire14, John, of Chiche, Essex13, Thomas12, Roger, of Danbury, Essex11, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex10, Robert, of Maldon, Essex9, Robert, of Malden, Essex8, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex7, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex, England6, Henry, of Little Malden, Essex, England5, Norman, of Little Malden, Essex4, Alexander, of Little Malden, Essex3, Michael, of Little Malden, Essex2, Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1) was born on 22 Apr 1746 in Christ Church, Queen Caroline Parish, Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States).

Sarah married Benjamin Dorsey,70 188 189 son of Captain John "Patuxent John" Dorsey, of Dorsey's Search and Elizabeth <Brown>,. Benjamin was born in 1741 in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, (United States).

Research Notes: From The Dorsey Family, p. 142:

"The will of John Dorsey Jr. made May 15, 1761... left: To... son Benjamin Dorsey, 100 acres of Long Reach, and also all land taken by a warrant of Resurvey adjoining Dorsey's Search, and 248 acres, part of a tract called Partnership as laid out by Joseph Plummer...
To Lucy, Samuel and Benjamin Dorsey, as much of my estate as will make their parts equal to the part I have already given my daughters that are married...
Exrs: wife Elizabeth and son Bazil Dorsey...

[The will of Elizabeth Dorsey] made January 25, 1775 and proved March 23, 1777 left:

To daughter Lucy Dorsey, 2 negroes and personalty
All personal estate to be sold and debts paid and remainder of money divided equally among nine children, Ely, Basil, Benjamin, John, Samuel, Deborah, and Lucy Dorsey, Ruth Talbot, and Rachel Ridgely
Exrs: daughter Lucy Dorsey and nephew John Dorsey
Test: Samuel Brown Jr., Sara Brown, Rachel Todd (Wills 41, f. 421)"

Noted events in his life were:

• Inherited: 248 acres of the 1475-acre tract "Dorsey's Partnership" from his father, Abt Aug 1761, Frederick Co., Maryland, (United States).

• Inherited: 100 acres of "Long Reach" from his father, Abt Aug 1761.

• Inherited: "all land taken by a warrant of Resurvey adjoining Dorsey's Search" from his father, Abt Aug 1761.

95. Nicholas Dorsey, [of Henry] 77 133 (Henry (Colonel)45, Joshua (Captain)24, Edward, [Jr.] of "Dorsey" (Major)17, Edward, "the Colonist"16, Edward, [uncertain]15, Thomas, of Hornby, Yorkshire14, John, of Chiche, Essex13, Thomas12, Roger, of Danbury, Essex11, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex10, Robert, of Maldon, Essex9, Robert, of Malden, Essex8, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex7, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex, England6, Henry, of Little Malden, Essex, England5, Norman, of Little Malden, Essex4, Alexander, of Little Malden, Essex3, Michael, of Little Malden, Essex2, Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1) was born on 8 Jan 1750 in Queen Caroline Parish, Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States) and died on 7 Oct 1788 in Poplar Spring District, Anne Arundel, Maryland, United States at age 38.

Research Notes: From Revolutionary Patriots of Anne Arundel, p. 53:

"Married Lucy Sprigg and had 5 children: Fredrick Dorsey, Samuel Dorsey, Dennis Dorsey, Roderick Dorsey, Mary Dorsey and, possibly, John Dorsey (Ref: R-66). Nicholas was one of the petitioners to the Convention of Maryland to form an independent rifle company in July, 1776 (Ref: B-3). Took the Oath of Allegiance before Hon. Reuben Meriweather on March 2, 1778 (Ref: B-24)."

Nicholas married Lucy Sprigg,133 daughter of Edward Sprigg and Mary Belt, about 1773. Lucy was born in 1752 in Prince George's Co., Maryland, (United States) and died on 1 Dec 1823 in Hagerstown, Washington Co., Maryland, United States at age 71.

96. Charles Dorsey 129 (Henry (Colonel)45, Joshua (Captain)24, Edward, [Jr.] of "Dorsey" (Major)17, Edward, "the Colonist"16, Edward, [uncertain]15, Thomas, of Hornby, Yorkshire14, John, of Chiche, Essex13, Thomas12, Roger, of Danbury, Essex11, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex10, Robert, of Maldon, Essex9, Robert, of Malden, Essex8, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex7, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex, England6, Henry, of Little Malden, Essex, England5, Norman, of Little Malden, Essex4, Alexander, of Little Malden, Essex3, Michael, of Little Malden, Essex2, Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1) was born on 20 Oct 1752 in Christ Church, Queen Caroline Parish, Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States) and died in 1776 at age 24.

Noted events in his life were:

• Will: 26 Dec 1775.

97. Arianna Dorsey 134 (Henry (Colonel)45, Joshua (Captain)24, Edward, [Jr.] of "Dorsey" (Major)17, Edward, "the Colonist"16, Edward, [uncertain]15, Thomas, of Hornby, Yorkshire14, John, of Chiche, Essex13, Thomas12, Roger, of Danbury, Essex11, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex10, Robert, of Maldon, Essex9, Robert, of Malden, Essex8, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex7, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex, England6, Henry, of Little Malden, Essex, England5, Norman, of Little Malden, Essex4, Alexander, of Little Malden, Essex3, Michael, of Little Malden, Essex2, Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1) was born on 24 Feb 1755 in Christ Church, Queen Caroline Parish, Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States). Another name for Arianna was Arie Dorsey.

Arianna married Benjamin Warfield 134 on 28 Apr 1779 in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, (United States). Benjamin was born in 1755 in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, (United States) and died in Oct 1829 in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, United States at age 74.

98. Vachel Dorsey, (of Col. Henry) 90 135 (Henry (Colonel)45, Joshua (Captain)24, Edward, [Jr.] of "Dorsey" (Major)17, Edward, "the Colonist"16, Edward, [uncertain]15, Thomas, of Hornby, Yorkshire14, John, of Chiche, Essex13, Thomas12, Roger, of Danbury, Essex11, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex10, Robert, of Maldon, Essex9, Robert, of Malden, Essex8, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex7, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex, England6, Henry, of Little Malden, Essex, England5, Norman, of Little Malden, Essex4, Alexander, of Little Malden, Essex3, Michael, of Little Malden, Essex2, Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1) was born on 15 Mar 1758 in Christ Church, Queen Caroline Parish, Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States) and died before Dec 1805.

Research Notes: Two wives:
1) Elizabeth Battee
2) Lydia Stringer
No issue.

From Revolutionary Patriots of Anne Arundel, p. 55:

"Took the Oath of Allegiance before Hon. Thomas Worthington on February 28, 1778."

Vachel married Elizabeth Battee,135 daughter of Ferdinand Battee and Unknown, about Feb 1778. Elizabeth died before 1801.

Research Notes: First wife of Vachel Dorsey.

99. Anne Dorsey 136 (Philemon (Captain)46, Joshua (Captain)24, Edward, [Jr.] of "Dorsey" (Major)17, Edward, "the Colonist"16, Edward, [uncertain]15, Thomas, of Hornby, Yorkshire14, John, of Chiche, Essex13, Thomas12, Roger, of Danbury, Essex11, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex10, Robert, of Maldon, Essex9, Robert, of Malden, Essex8, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex7, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex, England6, Henry, of Little Malden, Essex, England5, Norman, of Little Malden, Essex4, Alexander, of Little Malden, Essex3, Michael, of Little Malden, Essex2, Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1) was born on 2 Oct 1740 in Christ Church, Queen Caroline Parish, Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States).

Anne married Hon. John Dorsey, [son of Michael],136 159 160 son of Michael Dorsey and Ruth Todd, about 1756. John was born on 3 Jul 1734 in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, (United States) and died before 9 Mar 1779 in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, (United States).

Research Notes: There were apparently two men named John Dorsey, and both may have held the rank of colonel during the Revolutionary War.

From Revolutionary Patriots of Anne Arundel, p. 50:

"Son of Michael Dorsey and Ruth Todd... John was a prominent figure during the Revolutionary War. He was a Lieutenant Colonel in the Elk Ridge Battalion under Col. Thomas Dorsey in 1778..., and one of the Justices who administered the Oath of Allegiance in 1778... He is probably the John Dorsey who took the Oath of Allegiance before Hon. Reuben Meriweather on March 2, 1778... He served on the Committee of Observation in 1775, and a Delegate to the Maryland Convention in July, 1775..."

Ibid., p. 51:

"DORSEY, JOHN (OF MICHAEL). He was one of the petitioners to the Convention of Maryland to form an independent rifle company in July, 1776 (Ref: B-3). He served on the Committee of Observation in 1775 (Ref: F-222. Note: See the information contained under John Dorsey, of John, q.v., regarding the Oath of Allegiance in 1778)."

Ibid. pp. 50-51:

"DORSEY, JOHN, OF JOHN... He also took the Oath of Allegiance before Hon. John Dorsey on March 12, 1778, according to Source R-184, which cites as its source The Maryland State Papers, Red Book, Part 4, Item 155. However, this published list appears to be in error as the original lists show the name as 'John Dorsey of Ml.', which would indicate John Dorsey of Michael, not John. If such is true, then this entry belongs to him, q.v.)."

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This person may be the John Dorsey found in the following, although some or all could be the other one (John Dorsey, 1736-1810).

From Inhabitants of Baltimore County 1763-1774, pp. 7-8:

"DELAWARE HUNDRED, 1763

[Among those listed are:]
Dorsey, Charles
Dorsey, Lanslot
Dorsey, Andrew
Dorsey, Edward
Dorsey, John, Qtrs
Wells, Valentine

Ibid., pp. 16-23:

"INDEX TO AQUILA HALL'S ASSESSMENT LEDGER, 1762-1765

Aquila Hall was High Sheriff of Baltimore County and after Harford County separated from Baltimore County in 1773 he was appointed Colonel of Militia and one of the Lord Justices of the new county of Harford from 1774 to 1779. While serving as Sheriff of Baltimore County he compiled a tax assessment ledger of 145 pages which named 1,380 persons, their land tracts, and their assessments... Its index contains the following names...

"William Cockey,... Joshua Cockey,... Edward Cockey,... John Hammond Dorsey,... Caleb Dorsey, Bazil Dorsey, Edward Dorsey,... Caleb Dorsey,... Richard Dorsey,...John Dorsey,...Samuel Owings,... John Owings, Joshua Owings,... Sarah Owings,... Stephen Owings,... Samuel Owings,... Elijah Owings,... Henry Owings,... Christopher Randell,... John Ridgley,... Charles Ridgley, Jr.,... Capt. John Stinchcombe,... Nathan Stinchcombe,... Edmund Talbott, Thomas Talbott,... William Talbott's heirs, …Philip Thomas,... John Talbott, …Edward Talbott,... Samuel Underwood,... Benjamin Wells,... James Wells,... William Wells, James Wells, Jr.,... Charles Wells,... Elex Wells..."

Ibid., pp. 27-41:

"JOPPA COURTHOUSE PETITION OF 1768

"The petitions for and against the removal of the county seat of Baltimore County from Joppa to Baltimore Town in 1768 are discussed at length in the Archives of Maryland, Vol. 61 (Appendix). Notices were posted in January, 1768 at the door of the courthouse in Joppa, at the church door of St. Paul's Parish, at the church door of St. Thomas' Parish, at the church door of St. John's Parish, at the church door of St. George's Parish, at the door of the chapel of St. George's Parish, at the door of the chapel of St. John's Parish, and at the house called St. Thomas' Chapel in St. Thomas' Parish, by Absalom Butler and sworn to before the Honorable Benjamin Rogers. Notices were printed in English and German. Tabulations indicate that 2,271 voted for the removal of the courthouse, and 901 voted against it. (It should be noted that some signatures are missing due to the disintegration of the paper, and there also appears to be some who signed more than once.) Five years later, Harford County separated from Baltimore County and set up its court house at Bush (Harford Town) in 1774 and at Bel Air in 1782.

"SIGNERS FOR THE REMOVAL OF THE COUNTY SEAT TO BALTIMORE TOWN (1768)

"…Edward Owings…Charles Ridgely (son William)... (Petition endorsed by Jonathan Plowman)
"Elisha Dorsey... (Petition endorsed by Charles Rogers)
"…Alexander Wells, Nathaniel Owings...Stephen Hart Owings…(Petition endorsed by Alexander Wells)
"…Nathaniel Stinchcomb, Sr., Thomas Wells…Richard Wells…(Petition endorsed by Dr. William Lyon)
"...Lott Owings... Anthony Arnold... John Calvert (Petition endorsed by William Lux and Benjamin Rogers)
"…Richard Owings... William Cockey.(Petition endorsed by Joseph Cromwell, Sr.)
"... John Talbott (son Edward)... William Worthington…Larkin Randall…Bale Owings…John Fishpaw…Richard Cole…(Petition endorsed by John Merryman, Jr. and John Leet)
"…Benjamin Rogers…William Cole… (Petition endorsed in the Market Place by John Leets)
"…Edward Dorsey (of BC), Nicholas Dorsey, Jr….Edward Talbot… Vachel Dorsey... Christopher Owings, Richard Owings... William Arnold… Edward Dorsey (son John)... Lancelott Dorsey, Charles Dorsey (son Nathan), Ely Dorsey... Henry Dorsey... James Dorsey… Charles Dorsey… Nicholas Dorsey, Sr…. (Petition endorsed by George Ogg)
"…Edmund Talbott… (Petition endorsed by Thomas Jones)
"… Samuel Owings (of Thomas)… (Petition endorsed by Abraham Walker and Benjamin Rogers)
"… Samuel Dorsey, Jr.... (Petition endorsed by Moses Galloway)
"… Joshua Owings, Jr.... (Petition not endorsed)
"…Joseph Cole… John Hall (son of Joshua)… (Petition endorsed by Capt. Richard Richards)
"… Henry Dorsey, Jr. (Mutilated petition; at least five names torn away)
"… Henry Griffith Dorsey, Sr… Leakin Dorsey… Thomas Gist… (Petition endorsed by John Riston)

Ibid., pp. 57-60:

"A LIST OF TAXABLES IN DELAWARE HUNDRED, BALTIMORE COUNTY, 1773

"[Among those listed are:]
Dorsey, Edward; Edward Dorsey; John Goodlan; Wm. Shavens; William Price; Joseph Holdin; Comfort
Dorsey, Basel (Qtr.); Thomas Gilbert; Henry Gilbert…
Dorsey, Caly…
Dorsey, Nicholas; Abrim, Soloman
Dorsey, Charles (of Nich.); Joseph Chapman; John Carter; John Langley; George Miller; Absilam Frisel
Dorsey, Nicholas Jr.; William Aston; John Martin; Thomas Miller
Dorsey, John (Qtr.); Ka(?)es Conener; Edward Gattle; Thomas Giffiry; John Poe; John Mikes; John Cocks; Richard Williams; Harry Cater Cub
Dorsey, Ely (Qtr.); John Randle; Will; Joe
Dorsey, Ely...
"Owings, Richard (son of Samuel); Jamees Riley; John Highnmarsh; Timothy Philips...

From Inhabitants of Baltimore County 1763-1774, pp. 89-102:

"TAXABLES IN ST. PAUL'S PARISH, BALTIMORE COUNTY, IN 1774

"This list of taxables is recorded in Reverend Ethan Allen's book entitled Historical Sketches of St. Paul's Parish in Baltimore County, Maryland which he compiled in 1855. A copy is available in the Maryland Historical Society Library in Baltimore. Each person named therein is followed by a number which represents the number of taxables in his house. This list, in 1774, ony gives the household head by name. The list also contains names of persons in Rev. Dr. West's list in the year 1786/7, and these names (marked with an * asterisk) appear to have been in St. Paul's in 1774 as well.

"WESTMINSTER HUNDRED, 1774

"...*Col. John Dorsey,...William Richardson, carpenter, acct., Charles Ridgely, Jr. - 3,... Ridgely & Nicholson, acct., William Robinson - 0,...

Noted events in his life were:

• Will: 28 Jan 1779.

• Probate: of his estate, 9 Mar 1779, Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, (United States).

Children from this marriage were:

+ 202 F    i. Ruth Dorsey 242 was born about 1756 in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, (United States) and died before 1803 in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, (United States).

+ 203 F    ii. Eleanor Dorsey 243 was born in 1766 in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, (United States).

+ 204 M    iii. Vachel Dorsey 244 was born on 6 May 1771 in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, (United States).

+ 205 F    iv. Catherine Dorsey 245 was born about 1772 in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, (United States).

+ 206 M    v. Philemon Dorsey

+ 207 M    vi. Michael Dorsey

+ 208 F    vii. Elizabeth Dorsey

100. Elizabeth Dorsey 137 (Philemon (Captain)46, Joshua (Captain)24, Edward, [Jr.] of "Dorsey" (Major)17, Edward, "the Colonist"16, Edward, [uncertain]15, Thomas, of Hornby, Yorkshire14, John, of Chiche, Essex13, Thomas12, Roger, of Danbury, Essex11, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex10, Robert, of Maldon, Essex9, Robert, of Malden, Essex8, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex7, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex, England6, Henry, of Little Malden, Essex, England5, Norman, of Little Malden, Essex4, Alexander, of Little Malden, Essex3, Michael, of Little Malden, Essex2, Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1) was born on 13 May 1742 in Christ Church, Queen Caroline Parish, Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States).

Elizabeth married William Ridgely,137 son of William Ridgely and Elisabeth Duval,. William was born about 1742 and died before 22 May 1821.

Noted events in his life were:

• Will: 11 Sep 1815, Elk Ridge, Anne Arundel (Howard), Maryland, United States.

• Probate: of his estate, 22 May 1821, Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, United States.

101. Philemon Dorsey 138 139 140 (Philemon (Captain)46, Joshua (Captain)24, Edward, [Jr.] of "Dorsey" (Major)17, Edward, "the Colonist"16, Edward, [uncertain]15, Thomas, of Hornby, Yorkshire14, John, of Chiche, Essex13, Thomas12, Roger, of Danbury, Essex11, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex10, Robert, of Maldon, Essex9, Robert, of Malden, Essex8, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex7, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex, England6, Henry, of Little Malden, Essex, England5, Norman, of Little Malden, Essex4, Alexander, of Little Malden, Essex3, Michael, of Little Malden, Essex2, Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1) was born on 7 Feb 1744 in Christ Church, Queen Caroline Parish, Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States) and died in Jan 1807 at age 62.

Birth Notes: Revolutionary Patriots of Anne Arundel, p. 54, has born 7 February 1743.

Research Notes: From Revolutionary Patriots of Anne Arundel, p. 54:

"Married Anne Dorsey in 1770 and had seven children: George Dorsey, John Dorsey, Elizabeth Dorsey Stringer, Elenor Dorsey Banks, Mary Dorsey Gardiner, Anne Dorsey Dorsey, and Catherine Dorsey (Ref: R-68). Philemon was one of the petitioners to form an independent rifle company in July, 1776 (Ref: B-3), and took the Oath of Allegiance before Hon. Reuben Meriweather on March 2, 1778 (Ref: B-25)."

Philemon married Anne Dorsey,138 150 daughter of John Dorsey, (son of Caleb) of "New Year's Gift" and Elizabeth Dorsey, on 16 Aug 1770 in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, (United States). Anne was born on 11 Dec 1748 in Christ Church, Queen Caroline Parish, Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States). Another name for Anne was Ann Dorsey.

Research Notes: From The Dorsey Family, p. 158:

"The will of John Dorsey made April 8, 1765 and proved in 1765 left:
To sons John Dorsey, Richard Dorsey and their heirs to be equally divided, the tracts Dorsey's Range, the Addition to Dorsey's Range, Duvall's Range, the Defendant, Mineral Hill, and part of a tract What's Left, and also a parcel of land that Philemon Dorsey is to convey to me, and if either die without heirs, the whole to go to survivor and if both should die without heirs to be divided among other children
To son Caleb Dorsey, 3 negroes
To daughters Elinor Stringer, Achsah Dorsey, Ann Dorsey, Elizabeth Dorsey, and sons John Dorsey and Richard Dorsey, 150 pounds Sterling and 1 negro each
To granddaughters Elizabeth Dorsey and Mary Stringer, 1 negro each
To wife Elizabeth, 200 pounds Sterling, 8 negroes, one-third of estate
Exrs: wife Elizabeth and son Caleb Dorsey, empowered to sell house and lot in Frederick Town (Wiulls 35, f 258)

...The will of Elizabeth Dorsey made May 3, 1802 and proved December 10, 1803 left:
To son Richard Dorsey, one-half of a tract of land in Anne Arundel County
To orphan children of son John, remainder of tract of land
To son Richard Dorsey in trust, all lands in Montgomery County, which I derive from my brother Joshua Dorsey, to be held by said Richard for the use and benefit of daughter Elizabeth Boggess during her natural life and after her death to granddaughter Elizabeth Dorsey Boggess
To grandchildren Mortimer and Eliza Anne, children of son Richard, Caleb and Peggy Dorsey, children of son John, and Ellen stringer, daughter of daughter Eleanor, personalty
To son Richard Dorsey, all other property
Exr: son Richard Dorsey (A.A. Co. Wills J.C. No. 2, f. 259)"

102. Catharine Dorsey 141 (Philemon (Captain)46, Joshua (Captain)24, Edward, [Jr.] of "Dorsey" (Major)17, Edward, "the Colonist"16, Edward, [uncertain]15, Thomas, of Hornby, Yorkshire14, John, of Chiche, Essex13, Thomas12, Roger, of Danbury, Essex11, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex10, Robert, of Maldon, Essex9, Robert, of Malden, Essex8, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex7, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex, England6, Henry, of Little Malden, Essex, England5, Norman, of Little Malden, Essex4, Alexander, of Little Malden, Essex3, Michael, of Little Malden, Essex2, Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1) was born on 30 Nov 1745 in Christ Church, Queen Caroline Parish, Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States), died in 1769 in Queen Caroline Parish, Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States) at age 24, and was buried in Governor Warfield Cemetery, Anne Arundel (Howard), Maryland, (United States).

Burial Notes: Jennings Chapel Road

Catharine married Benjamin Worthington Warfield,141 son of Benjamin Warfield and Rebecca Ridgely, in 1772 in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, (United States). Benjamin was born in 1732 in Elk Ridge, Anne Arundel (Howard), Maryland, (United States), died in 1806 in Anne Arundel (Howard), Maryland, United States at age 74, and was buried in Governor Warfield Cemetery, Cherry Grove, Anne Arundel (Howard), Maryland, United States.

103. Sarah Dorsey 142 (Philemon (Captain)46, Joshua (Captain)24, Edward, [Jr.] of "Dorsey" (Major)17, Edward, "the Colonist"16, Edward, [uncertain]15, Thomas, of Hornby, Yorkshire14, John, of Chiche, Essex13, Thomas12, Roger, of Danbury, Essex11, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex10, Robert, of Maldon, Essex9, Robert, of Malden, Essex8, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex7, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex, England6, Henry, of Little Malden, Essex, England5, Norman, of Little Malden, Essex4, Alexander, of Little Malden, Essex3, Michael, of Little Malden, Essex2, Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1) was born on 9 Sep 1747 in Christ Church, Queen Caroline Parish, Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States) and died in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, (United States).

Sarah married Vachel Warfield,142 son of Benjamin Warfield and Rebecca Ridgely, in 1772 in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, (United States). Vachel was born in 1737 in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, (United States) and died on 17 Oct 1815 in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, United States at age 78.

104. Amelia Dorsey 143 (Philemon (Captain)46, Joshua (Captain)24, Edward, [Jr.] of "Dorsey" (Major)17, Edward, "the Colonist"16, Edward, [uncertain]15, Thomas, of Hornby, Yorkshire14, John, of Chiche, Essex13, Thomas12, Roger, of Danbury, Essex11, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex10, Robert, of Maldon, Essex9, Robert, of Malden, Essex8, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex7, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex, England6, Henry, of Little Malden, Essex, England5, Norman, of Little Malden, Essex4, Alexander, of Little Malden, Essex3, Michael, of Little Malden, Essex2, Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1) was born on 23 Aug 1749.

105. Joshua Dorsey 144 (Philemon (Captain)46, Joshua (Captain)24, Edward, [Jr.] of "Dorsey" (Major)17, Edward, "the Colonist"16, Edward, [uncertain]15, Thomas, of Hornby, Yorkshire14, John, of Chiche, Essex13, Thomas12, Roger, of Danbury, Essex11, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex10, Robert, of Maldon, Essex9, Robert, of Malden, Essex8, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex7, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex, England6, Henry, of Little Malden, Essex, England5, Norman, of Little Malden, Essex4, Alexander, of Little Malden, Essex3, Michael, of Little Malden, Essex2, Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1) was born on 30 Jan 1762 and died on 12 Nov 1818 in Frederick Co., Maryland, United States at age 56.

Noted events in his life were:

• Will: 25 Jan 1815.

• Probate: of his estate, 28 Nov 1818, Frederick Co., Maryland, United States.

106. Henrietta Dorsey 145 (Philemon (Captain)46, Joshua (Captain)24, Edward, [Jr.] of "Dorsey" (Major)17, Edward, "the Colonist"16, Edward, [uncertain]15, Thomas, of Hornby, Yorkshire14, John, of Chiche, Essex13, Thomas12, Roger, of Danbury, Essex11, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex10, Robert, of Maldon, Essex9, Robert, of Malden, Essex8, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex7, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex, England6, Henry, of Little Malden, Essex, England5, Norman, of Little Malden, Essex4, Alexander, of Little Malden, Essex3, Michael, of Little Malden, Essex2, Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1) was born on 20 Feb 1766.

107. Ariana Dorsey 146 (Philemon (Captain)46, Joshua (Captain)24, Edward, [Jr.] of "Dorsey" (Major)17, Edward, "the Colonist"16, Edward, [uncertain]15, Thomas, of Hornby, Yorkshire14, John, of Chiche, Essex13, Thomas12, Roger, of Danbury, Essex11, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex10, Robert, of Maldon, Essex9, Robert, of Malden, Essex8, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex7, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex, England6, Henry, of Little Malden, Essex, England5, Norman, of Little Malden, Essex4, Alexander, of Little Malden, Essex3, Michael, of Little Malden, Essex2, Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1) was born on 24 Mar 1769 and died on 21 Aug 1807 at age 38.

Ariana married Samuel Owings,146 son of Thomas Owings and Ruth Lawrence, on 15 May 1788 in Baltimore Co., Maryland, United States. Samuel was born on 12 Jun 1773 in St. Thomas Parish, Baltimore Co., Maryland, (United States) and died on 18 Sep 1833 at age 60.

108. Caleb Dorsey, [son of John of Anne Arundel] 71 113 147 (Elizabeth Dorsey48, Joshua (Captain)24, Edward, [Jr.] of "Dorsey" (Major)17, Edward, "the Colonist"16, Edward, [uncertain]15, Thomas, of Hornby, Yorkshire14, John, of Chiche, Essex13, Thomas12, Roger, of Danbury, Essex11, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex10, Robert, of Maldon, Essex9, Robert, of Malden, Essex8, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex7, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex, England6, Henry, of Little Malden, Essex, England5, Norman, of Little Malden, Essex4, Alexander, of Little Malden, Essex3, Michael, of Little Malden, Essex2, Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1) was born on 8 Jul 1740 in Queen Caroline Parish, Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States) and died on 10 Jul 1795 in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, United States at age 55.

Research Notes: From The Dorsey Family, p. 158:

"The will of John Dorsey made April 8, 1765 and proved in 1765 left:
To...son Caleb Dorsey, 3 negroes...
Exrs: wife Elizabeth and son Caleb Dorsey, empowered to sell house and lot in Frederick Town (Wiulls 35, f 258)...

The will of Elizabeth Dorsey made May 3, 1802 and proved December 10, 1803 left:
To... grandchildren Mortimer and Eliza Anne, children of son Richard, Caleb and Peggy Dorsey, children of son John, and Ellen Stringer, daughter of daughter Eleanor, personalty"

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From Revolutionary Patriots of Anne Arundel, p. 48:

"DORSEY, CALEB (July 8, 1740 - August, 1795). Son of John Dorsey and Elizabeth Dorsey. Married first to Sophia Dorsey in 1759 and they had one daughter, Elizabeth Dorsey. Married second to Rebecca Hammond in 1762 and they had 11 children: Sara Dorsey Lawrence, George Dorsey, Achsah Dorsey Gwinn, Caleb Dorsey, Sophia Dorsey Owings, Rebecca Dorsey, John Dorsey, William Dorsey, Larkin Dorsey, and Richard Dorsey. He served on the Committee of Observation in 1775, and took the Oath of Allegiance before Hon. Nicholas Worthington in March, 1778 (Ref: B027, F-22, R-180, R-181)."
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Noted events in his life were:

• Will: Signed will, 22 Jul 1795.

• Probate: Estate probated, 10 Aug 1795, Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, United States.

Caleb married Sophia Dorsey,194 195 daughter of Captain John "Patuxent John" Dorsey, of Dorsey's Search and Elizabeth <Brown>, on 1 Nov 1759 in Christ Church, Queen Caroline Parish, Anne Arundel, Maryland, United States.246 Sophia died on 25 May 1762. Another name for Sophia was Sophie Dorsey.

Death Notes: The Dorsey Family by Maxwell J. Dorsey, Jean Muir Dorsey and Nannie Ball Nimmo,2006, p. 158 says d. bef. 1760. However, (http://www.biblerecords.com/dorsey.html)

"From an Old Dorsey Bible" by Ida M. Shirk, originally published in Genealogy, Volume 3, Number 10, October 1913, p. 98 has May 25, 1762.

Research Notes: First wife of Caleb Dorsey.

From The Dorsey Family, p. 142:
"Sophia Dorsey, d. bef. 1760, m. Caleb Dorsey, son of John... Their daughter Elizabeth was left personalty in the will of her aunt Rachel Ridgely, 1792, and a plantation in the will of her aunt Lucy, 1808."


The child from this marriage was:

+ 209 F    i. Elizabeth Dorsey 70 147 was born on 14 Jan 1762 in Christ Church, Queen Caroline Parish, Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States).247

Caleb next married Rebecca Hammond,113 147 daughter of William Hammond and Sarah Sheredine, on 23 Nov 1762 in Christ Church, Queen Caroline Parish, Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States).248 Rebecca was born on 28 Aug 1741 and died on 6 Oct 1796 at age 55.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 210 F    i. Sarah Dorsey 249 was born on 31 Oct 1763 in Christ Church, Queen Caroline Parish, Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States).250

+ 211 M    ii. George Dorsey 251 was born on 16 Apr 1765 in Christ Church, Queen Caroline Parish, Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States)250 and died on 29 Apr 1824 in Morgantown, Monongalia, (West) Virginia, United States at age 59.

+ 212 F    iii. Ashoah Dorsey 252 was born on 5 Aug 1766 in Christ Church, Queen Caroline Parish, Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States)250 and died before 6 Apr 1804 in Baltimore Co., Maryland, United States.

+ 213 M    iv. Caleb Dorsey, [Jr.] 147 was born on 12 Apr 1768 in Queen Caroline Parish, Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States)247 and died in 1798 at age 30.

+ 214 F    v. Sophia Dorsey 253 was born on 4 Jan 1770 in <Anne Arundel>, Maryland, (United States),247 died on 7 Oct 1841 at age 71, and was buried in St. Thomas Episcopal Church Cemetery, Garrison Forest (Owings Mills), Baltimore, Maryland, United States.

+ 215 F    vi. Rebecca Dorsey 147 was born on 15 Dec 1771 in <Anne Arundel>, Maryland, (United States).247

+ 216 M    vii. John Dorsey, (of Caleb) 254 was born on 19 Nov 1773 in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, (United States)247 and died on 26 Aug 1820 in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, United States at age 46.

+ 217 M    viii. William Dorsey, (of Caleb) 147 was born on 20 Jun 1776 in <Anne Arundel>, Maryland, (United States)247 and died in 1802 at age 26.

+ 218 M    ix. Larkin Dorsey, (of Caleb) 255 was born on 24 May 1778 in <Anne Arundel>, Maryland, United States,256 died on 31 May 1837 in Elk Ridge, Anne Arundel (Howard), Maryland, United States at age 59, and was buried in Dorsey-Owings-Waters Cemetery, Columbia, Howard, Maryland, United States.257

+ 219 M    x. Richard Dorsey, (of Caleb) 258 was born about 1781 in <Anne Arundel>, Maryland, United States, died on 30 Nov 1850 in Baltimore Co., Maryland, United States about age 69, and was buried in Dorsey-Owings-Waters Cemetery, Columbia, Howard, Maryland, United States.259

109. Eleanor Dorsey 113 148 (Elizabeth Dorsey48, Joshua (Captain)24, Edward, [Jr.] of "Dorsey" (Major)17, Edward, "the Colonist"16, Edward, [uncertain]15, Thomas, of Hornby, Yorkshire14, John, of Chiche, Essex13, Thomas12, Roger, of Danbury, Essex11, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex10, Robert, of Maldon, Essex9, Robert, of Malden, Essex8, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex7, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex, England6, Henry, of Little Malden, Essex, England5, Norman, of Little Malden, Essex4, Alexander, of Little Malden, Essex3, Michael, of Little Malden, Essex2, Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1) was born on 5 Sep 1743 in Christ Church, Queen Caroline Parish, Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States). Another name for Eleanor was Elinor Dorsey.

Research Notes: From The Dorsey Family, p. 158:

"The will of John Dorsey made April 8, 1765 and proved in 1765 left:
To sons John Dorsey, Richard Dorsey and their heirs to be equally divided, the tracts Dorsey's Range, the Addition to Dorsey's Range, Duvall's Range, the Defendant, Mineral Hill, and part of a tract What's Left, and also a parcel of land that Philemon Dorsey is to convey to me, and if either die without heirs, the whole to go to survivor and if both should die without heirs to be divided among other children
To son Caleb Dorsey, 3 negroes
To daughters Elinor Stringer, Achsah Dorsey, Ann Dorsey, Elizabeth Dorsey, and sons John Dorsey and Richard Dorsey, 150 pounds Sterling and 1 negro each
To granddaughters Elizabeth Dorsey and Mary Stringer, 1 negro each
To wife Elizabeth, 200 pounds Sterling, 8 negroes, one-third of estate
Exrs: wife Elizabeth and son Caleb Dorsey, empowered to sell house and lot in Frederick Town (Wiulls 35, f 258)

...The will of Elizabeth Dorsey made May 3, 1802 and proved December 10, 1803 left:
To son Richard Dorsey, one-half of a tract of land in Anne Arundel County
To orphan children of son John, remainder of tract of land
To son Richard Dorsey in trust, all lands in Montgomery County, which I derive from my brother Joshua Dorsey, to be held by said Richard for the use and benefit of daughter Elizabeth Boggess during her natural life and after her death to granddaughter Elizabeth Dorsey Boggess
To grandchildren Mortimer and Eliza Anne, children of son Richard, Caleb and Peggy Dorsey, children of son John, and Ellen stringer, daughter of daughter Eleanor, personalty
To son Richard Dorsey, all other property
Exr: son Richard Dorsey (A.A. Co. Wills J.C. No. 2, f. 259)"

Eleanor married Richard Stringer on 16 Dec 1762.

Research Notes: Source: The Dorsey Family by Maxwell J. Dorsey, Jean Muir Dorsey and Nannie Ball Nimmo,2006, p. 158.


Children from this marriage were:

+ 220 F    i. Mary Stringer was born before 1765.

+ 221 F    ii. Ellen Stringer .

110. Achsah Dorsey 140 149 (Elizabeth Dorsey48, Joshua (Captain)24, Edward, [Jr.] of "Dorsey" (Major)17, Edward, "the Colonist"16, Edward, [uncertain]15, Thomas, of Hornby, Yorkshire14, John, of Chiche, Essex13, Thomas12, Roger, of Danbury, Essex11, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex10, Robert, of Maldon, Essex9, Robert, of Malden, Essex8, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex7, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex, England6, Henry, of Little Malden, Essex, England5, Norman, of Little Malden, Essex4, Alexander, of Little Malden, Essex3, Michael, of Little Malden, Essex2, Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1) was born on 17 May 1746 in Christ Church, Queen Caroline Parish, Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States). Another name for Achsah was Acsher Dorsey.

Research Notes: From The Dorsey Family, p. 158:

"The will of John Dorsey made April 8, 1765 and proved in 1765 left:
To sons John Dorsey, Richard Dorsey and their heirs to be equally divided, the tracts Dorsey's Range, the Addition to Dorsey's Range, Duvall's Range, the Defendant, Mineral Hill, and part of a tract What's Left, and also a parcel of land that Philemon Dorsey is to convey to me, and if either die without heirs, the whole to go to survivor and if both should die without heirs to be divided among other children
To son Caleb Dorsey, 3 negroes
To daughters Elinor Stringer, Achsah Dorsey, Ann Dorsey, Elizabeth Dorsey, and sons John Dorsey and Richard Dorsey, 150 pounds Sterling and 1 negro each
To granddaughters Elizabeth Dorsey and Mary Stringer, 1 negro each
To wife Elizabeth, 200 pounds Sterling, 8 negroes, one-third of estate
Exrs: wife Elizabeth and son Caleb Dorsey, empowered to sell house and lot in Frederick Town (Wiulls 35, f 258)

...The will of Elizabeth Dorsey made May 3, 1802 and proved December 10, 1803 left:
To son Richard Dorsey, one-half of a tract of land in Anne Arundel County
To orphan children of son John, remainder of tract of land
To son Richard Dorsey in trust, all lands in Montgomery County, which I derive from my brother Joshua Dorsey, to be held by said Richard for the use and benefit of daughter Elizabeth Boggess during her natural life and after her death to granddaughter Elizabeth Dorsey Boggess
To grandchildren Mortimer and Eliza Anne, children of son Richard, Caleb and Peggy Dorsey, children of son John, and Ellen stringer, daughter of daughter Eleanor, personalty
To son Richard Dorsey, all other property
Exr: son Richard Dorsey (A.A. Co. Wills J.C. No. 2, f. 259)"

Achsah married Dr. Ephraim Howard.

Research Notes: Source: The Dorsey Family by Maxwell J. Dorsey, Jean Muir Dorsey and Nannie Ball Nimmo,2006, p. 159.

111. Anne Dorsey 138 150 (Elizabeth Dorsey48, Joshua (Captain)24, Edward, [Jr.] of "Dorsey" (Major)17, Edward, "the Colonist"16, Edward, [uncertain]15, Thomas, of Hornby, Yorkshire14, John, of Chiche, Essex13, Thomas12, Roger, of Danbury, Essex11, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex10, Robert, of Maldon, Essex9, Robert, of Malden, Essex8, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex7, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex, England6, Henry, of Little Malden, Essex, England5, Norman, of Little Malden, Essex4, Alexander, of Little Malden, Essex3, Michael, of Little Malden, Essex2, Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1) was born on 11 Dec 1748 in Christ Church, Queen Caroline Parish, Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States). Another name for Anne was Ann Dorsey.

Research Notes: From The Dorsey Family, p. 158:

"The will of John Dorsey made April 8, 1765 and proved in 1765 left:
To sons John Dorsey, Richard Dorsey and their heirs to be equally divided, the tracts Dorsey's Range, the Addition to Dorsey's Range, Duvall's Range, the Defendant, Mineral Hill, and part of a tract What's Left, and also a parcel of land that Philemon Dorsey is to convey to me, and if either die without heirs, the whole to go to survivor and if both should die without heirs to be divided among other children
To son Caleb Dorsey, 3 negroes
To daughters Elinor Stringer, Achsah Dorsey, Ann Dorsey, Elizabeth Dorsey, and sons John Dorsey and Richard Dorsey, 150 pounds Sterling and 1 negro each
To granddaughters Elizabeth Dorsey and Mary Stringer, 1 negro each
To wife Elizabeth, 200 pounds Sterling, 8 negroes, one-third of estate
Exrs: wife Elizabeth and son Caleb Dorsey, empowered to sell house and lot in Frederick Town (Wiulls 35, f 258)

...The will of Elizabeth Dorsey made May 3, 1802 and proved December 10, 1803 left:
To son Richard Dorsey, one-half of a tract of land in Anne Arundel County
To orphan children of son John, remainder of tract of land
To son Richard Dorsey in trust, all lands in Montgomery County, which I derive from my brother Joshua Dorsey, to be held by said Richard for the use and benefit of daughter Elizabeth Boggess during her natural life and after her death to granddaughter Elizabeth Dorsey Boggess
To grandchildren Mortimer and Eliza Anne, children of son Richard, Caleb and Peggy Dorsey, children of son John, and Ellen stringer, daughter of daughter Eleanor, personalty
To son Richard Dorsey, all other property
Exr: son Richard Dorsey (A.A. Co. Wills J.C. No. 2, f. 259)"

Anne married Philemon Dorsey,138 139 140 son of Captain Philemon Dorsey and Catherine Ridgely, on 16 Aug 1770 in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, (United States). Philemon was born on 7 Feb 1744 in Christ Church, Queen Caroline Parish, Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States) and died in Jan 1807 at age 62.

Birth Notes: Revolutionary Patriots of Anne Arundel, p. 54, has born 7 February 1743.

Research Notes: From Revolutionary Patriots of Anne Arundel, p. 54:

"Married Anne Dorsey in 1770 and had seven children: George Dorsey, John Dorsey, Elizabeth Dorsey Stringer, Elenor Dorsey Banks, Mary Dorsey Gardiner, Anne Dorsey Dorsey, and Catherine Dorsey (Ref: R-68). Philemon was one of the petitioners to form an independent rifle company in July, 1776 (Ref: B-3), and took the Oath of Allegiance before Hon. Reuben Meriweather on March 2, 1778 (Ref: B-25)."

(Duplicate Line. See Person 101)

112. Captain John Dorsey 71 150 151 152 (Elizabeth Dorsey48, Joshua (Captain)24, Edward, [Jr.] of "Dorsey" (Major)17, Edward, "the Colonist"16, Edward, [uncertain]15, Thomas, of Hornby, Yorkshire14, John, of Chiche, Essex13, Thomas12, Roger, of Danbury, Essex11, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex10, Robert, of Maldon, Essex9, Robert, of Malden, Essex8, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex7, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex, England6, Henry, of Little Malden, Essex, England5, Norman, of Little Malden, Essex4, Alexander, of Little Malden, Essex3, Michael, of Little Malden, Essex2, Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1) was born on 31 Mar 1751 in Christ Church, Queen Caroline Parish, Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States) and died in Jan 1796 at age 44.

Research Notes: From Revolutionary Patriots of Anne Arundel, pp. 50-51:

"DORSEY, JOHN, OF JOHN (March 31, 1751 - January, 1796). Son of John Dorsey and Elizabeth Dorsey. Married Margaret Boone in 1782 and had six children: Humphrey Dorsey, Caleb Dorsey, Charles Boone Dorsey, Stephen Boone Dorsey, Richard Dorsey, and Margaret Anne Dorsey Gaither. John was a Captain in the Elk Ridge Battalion in 1778 under Col. Thomas Dorsey and Lieutenant Colonel John Dorsey... He also took the Oath of Allegiance before Hon. John Dorsey on March 12, 1778, according to Source R-184, which cites as its source The Maryland State Papers, Red Book, Part 4, Item 155. However, this published list appears to be in error as the original lists show the name as 'John Dorsey of Ml.', which twould indicate John Dorsey of Michael, not John."

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From The Dorsey Family, p. 158:

"The will of John Dorsey made April 8, 1765 and proved in 1765 left:
To sons John Dorsey, Richard Dorsey and their heirs to be equally divided, the tracts Dorsey's Range, the Addition to Dorsey's Range, Duvall's Range, the Defendant, Mineral Hill, and part of a tract What's Left, and also a parcel of land that Philemon Dorsey is to convey to me, and if either die without heirs, the whole to go to survivor and if both should die without heirs to be divided among other children
To son Caleb Dorsey, 3 negroes
To daughters Elinor Stringer, Achsah Dorsey, Ann Dorsey, Elizabeth Dorsey, and sons John Dorsey and Richard Dorsey, 150 pounds Sterling and 1 negro each
To granddaughters Elizabeth Dorsey and Mary Stringer, 1 negro each
To wife Elizabeth, 200 pounds Sterling, 8 negroes, one-third of estate
Exrs: wife Elizabeth and son Caleb Dorsey, empowered to sell house and lot in Frederick Town (Wiulls 35, f 258)

...The will of Elizabeth Dorsey made May 3, 1802 and proved December 10, 1803 left:
To son Richard Dorsey, one-half of a tract of land in Anne Arundel County
To orphan children of son John, remainder of tract of land
To son Richard Dorsey in trust, all lands in Montgomery County, which I derive from my brother Joshua Dorsey, to be held by said Richard for the use and benefit of daughter Elizabeth Boggess during her natural life and after her death to granddaughter Elizabeth Dorsey Boggess
To grandchildren Mortimer and Eliza Anne, children of son Richard, Caleb and Peggy Dorsey, children of son John, and Ellen stringer, daughter of daughter Eleanor, personalty
To son Richard Dorsey, all other property
Exr: son Richard Dorsey (A.A. Co. Wills J.C. No. 2, f. 259)"

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This may be the John Dorsey who appears in the following lists:

From Inhabitants of Baltimore County 1763-1774, pp. 7-8:

"DELAWARE HUNDRED, 1763

[Among those listed are:]
Dorsey, Edward
Dorsey, John, Qtrs.
Wells, Valentine

"Note by William N. Wilkins: The last six pages of Delaware Hundred are missing. Last page of this Hundred is marked as #22. The names on these missing pages however, can be deterined from the index; thus, all of the names are shown.

Ibid., pp. 27-41:

"JOPPA COURTHOUSE PETITION OF 1768

"The petitions for and against the removal of the county seat of Baltimore County from Joppa to Baltimore Town in 1768 are discussed at length in the Archives of Maryland, Vol. 61 (Appendix). Notices were posted in January, 1768 at the door of the courthouse in Joppa, at the church door of St. Paul's Parish, at the church door of St. Thomas' Parish, at the church door of St. John's Parish, at the church door of St. George's Parish, at the door of the chapel of St. George's Parish, at the door of the chapel of St. John's Parish, and at the house called St. Thomas' Chapel in St. Thomas' Parish, by Absalom Butler and sworn to before the Honorable Benjamin Rogers. Notices were printed in English and German. Tabulations indicate that 2,271 voted for the removal of the courthouse, and 901 voted against it. (It should be noted that some signatures are missing due to the disintegration of the paper, and there also appears to be some who signed more than once.) Five years later, Harford County separated from Baltimore County and set up its court house at Bush (Harford Town) in 1774 and at Bel Air in 1782.

"SIGNERS FOR THE REMOVAL OF THE COUNTY SEAT TO BALTIMORE TOWN (1768)...

"...Thomas Cockey...Joshua Owings...Charles Ridgely... Samuel Owings... John Cockey... Benjamin Wells, Charles Wells... George Wells... Caleb Warfield, Nathaniel Stinchcomb... William Coale...Christopher Randall, Jr.... J. Cockey Owings... William Wells, Jr.... William Wells...Edward Talbott... Edward Cockey... Benjamin Talbott... Charles Ridgely (son William)... Elisha Dorsey... Alexander Wells, Nathaniel Owings...Nathaniel Stinchcomb, Sr....Lott Owings... Anthony Arnold... Richard Owings... William Cockey... John Talbott (son Edward)... Richard Owings... William Slade... Edward Talbot... Vachel Dorsey... Christopher Owings, Richard Owings... Edward Dorsey (son John)... Lancelott Dorsey, Charles Dorsey (son Nathan), Ely Dorsey... Henry Dorsey...Samuel Dorsey, Jr.... Joshua Owings, Jr.... Samuel Owings... John Wells... Thomas Owings... Henry Butler... George Dorsey...

Ibid., pp. 57-60:

"LIST OF TAXABLES IN DELAWARE HUNDRED, BALTIMORE COUNTY, 1773

[Among those listed are:]

Dorsey, Edward; Edward Dorsey; John Goodlan; Wm. Shavens; William Price; Joseph Holdin; Comfort

Dorsey, Basel (Qtr.); Thomas Gilbert; Henry Gilbert

Dorsey, Caly

Dorsey, Nicholas; Abrim, Soloman

Dorsey, Charles (of Nich.); Joseph Chapman; John Carter; John Langley; George Miller; Absilam Frisel

Dorsey, Nicholas Jr.; William Aston; John Martin; Thomas Miller

Dorsey, John (Qtr.); Ka(?)es Conener; Edward Gattle; Thomas Giffiry; John Poe; John Mikes; John Cocks; Richard Williams; Harry Cater Cub

Dorsey, Ely (Qtr.); John Randle; Will; Joe

Dorsey, Ely

Owings, Richard (son of Samuel); James Riley;l John Highnmarsh; Timothy Philips

Wilmoth, John (Qtr); Jiry; Bess; Dinis Downey

"On Reverse side: Delaware Hundred Taxes 462 examined by JSH. The Hole Amount of Taxes is 501: Richard Owings, son of Sam."

Ibid., pp. 97-99:

"WESTMINSTER HUNDRED, 1774"
[Among those listed are:]
*Col. John Dorsey
William Lux -25
*Ann Lux, widow
Charles Ridgely, Jr. - 3
Ridgely & Nicholson, acct., William Robinson - 0
*Richard Ridgely

John married Margaret Ann Boone,140 151 260 daughter of Humphrey Boone and Ann Slade, on 19 Mar 1782 in Baltimore Co., Maryland, (United States). Margaret was born on 9 Nov 1758 in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, (United States) and died in Jul 1834 at age 75.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 222 M    i. Caleb Dorsey, [son of Col. John] 113 261 262 was born about 1790 in <Anne Arundel>, Maryland, (United States) and died in 1820 in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, United States about age 30.

+ 223 M    ii. Richard Dorsey 263 was born on 14 Aug 1791 in Queen Caroline Parish, Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States), died in Dec 1857 in <Frederick Co.>, Maryland, United States at age 66, and was buried in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Frederick, Maryland, United States.

+ 224 M    iii. Humphrey Dorsey 264 was born on 6 Nov 1793 and died on 28 Dec 1872 at age 79.

+ 225 M    iv. Charles Boone Dorsey 265 died on 22 Jun 1821.

+ 226 M    v. Stephen Boone Dorsey 266 died in 1815 in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, United States.

+ 227 F    vi. Margaret Anne Dorsey

113. Elizabeth Dorsey 150 153 (Elizabeth Dorsey48, Joshua (Captain)24, Edward, [Jr.] of "Dorsey" (Major)17, Edward, "the Colonist"16, Edward, [uncertain]15, Thomas, of Hornby, Yorkshire14, John, of Chiche, Essex13, Thomas12, Roger, of Danbury, Essex11, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex10, Robert, of Maldon, Essex9, Robert, of Malden, Essex8, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex7, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex, England6, Henry, of Little Malden, Essex, England5, Norman, of Little Malden, Essex4, Alexander, of Little Malden, Essex3, Michael, of Little Malden, Essex2, Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1) was born on 17 Sep 1753 in Queen Caroline Parish, Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States) and died on 26 Mar 1824 in Harrison Co., (West) Virginia, United States at age 70.

Birth Notes: Birthdate may have been 27 September 1753.

Research Notes: From The Dorsey Family, p. 158:

"The will of John Dorsey made April 8, 1765 and proved in 1765 left:
To sons John Dorsey, Richard Dorsey and their heirs to be equally divided, the tracts Dorsey's Range, the Addition to Dorsey's Range, Duvall's Range, the Defendant, Mineral Hill, and part of a tract What's Left, and also a parcel of land that Philemon Dorsey is to convey to me, and if either die without heirs, the whole to go to survivor and if both should die without heirs to be divided among other children
To son Caleb Dorsey, 3 negroes
To daughters Elinor Stringer, Achsah Dorsey, Ann Dorsey, Elizabeth Dorsey, and sons John Dorsey and Richard Dorsey, 150 pounds Sterling and 1 negro each
To granddaughters Elizabeth Dorsey and Mary Stringer, 1 negro each
To wife Elizabeth, 200 pounds Sterling, 8 negroes, one-third of estate
Exrs: wife Elizabeth and son Caleb Dorsey, empowered to sell house and lot in Frederick Town (Wiulls 35, f 258)

...The will of Elizabeth Dorsey made May 3, 1802 and proved December 10, 1803 left:
To son Richard Dorsey, one-half of a tract of land in Anne Arundel County
To orphan children of son John, remainder of tract of land
To son Richard Dorsey in trust, all lands in Montgomery County, which I derive from my brother Joshua Dorsey, to be held by said Richard for the use and benefit of daughter Elizabeth Boggess during her natural life and after her death to granddaughter Elizabeth Dorsey Boggess
To grandchildren Mortimer and Eliza Anne, children of son Richard, Caleb and Peggy Dorsey, children of son John, and Ellen stringer, daughter of daughter Eleanor, personalty
To son Richard Dorsey, all other property
Exr: son Richard Dorsey (A.A. Co. Wills J.C. No. 2, f. 259)"

Elizabeth married Samuel Boggess 140 153 in 1772 in Frederick Co., Maryland, (United States). Samuel was born on 20 Sep 1742 in Fairfax Co., Virginia, (United States) and died on 30 Dec 1825 in Lumberport, Harrison, (West) Virginia, United States at age 83.

The child from this marriage was:

+ 228 F    i. Elizabeth Dorsey Boggess

114. Col. Richard Dorsey 139 150 154 155 (Elizabeth Dorsey48, Joshua (Captain)24, Edward, [Jr.] of "Dorsey" (Major)17, Edward, "the Colonist"16, Edward, [uncertain]15, Thomas, of Hornby, Yorkshire14, John, of Chiche, Essex13, Thomas12, Roger, of Danbury, Essex11, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex10, Robert, of Maldon, Essex9, Robert, of Malden, Essex8, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex7, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex, England6, Henry, of Little Malden, Essex, England5, Norman, of Little Malden, Essex4, Alexander, of Little Malden, Essex3, Michael, of Little Malden, Essex2, Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1) was born on 6 Dec 1756 in Christ Church, Queen Caroline Parish, Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States) and died on 11 May 1826 in <Anne Arundel>, Maryland, United States at age 69.

Research Notes: From Revolutionary Patriots of Anne Arundel, p. 54:

"Married Ann Wayman in 1796 in Montgomery County (lived in Anne Arundel) and had 12 children: Mortimer Dorsey, Eliza Dorsey Norris Hobbs, Caroline Dorsey Wheeler Hood, John Dorsey, Caleb Dorsey, Richard Dorsey, Louisa Dorsey Hood, Mary Dorsey Gist, Hanson Dorsey, achsah Dorsey Ridgely, Henry Dorsey, and Septimus Dorsey. Richard was a Private in Capt. William Marbury's Company of Artillery in 1777-1778. Served in Col. Moses Rawlings' Regiment, and was wounded and taken prisoner at the battle of Fort Washington in 1780 (Ref: R-186, R-187, R-188, R-189, F-442, T-278)."

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From The Dorsey Family, p. 158:

"The will of John Dorsey made April 8, 1765 and proved in 1765 left:
To sons John Dorsey, Richard Dorsey and their heirs to be equally divided, the tracts Dorsey's Range, the Addition to Dorsey's Range, Duvall's Range, the Defendant, Mineral Hill, and part of a tract What's Left, and also a parcel of land that Philemon Dorsey is to convey to me, and if either die without heirs, the whole to go to survivor and if both should die without heirs to be divided among other children
To son Caleb Dorsey, 3 negroes
To daughters Elinor Stringer, Achsah Dorsey, Ann Dorsey, Elizabeth Dorsey, and sons John Dorsey and Richard Dorsey, 150 pounds Sterling and 1 negro each
To granddaughters Elizabeth Dorsey and Mary Stringer, 1 negro each
To wife Elizabeth, 200 pounds Sterling, 8 negroes, one-third of estate
Exrs: wife Elizabeth and son Caleb Dorsey, empowered to sell house and lot in Frederick Town (Wiulls 35, f 258)

...The will of Elizabeth Dorsey made May 3, 1802 and proved December 10, 1803 left:
To son Richard Dorsey, one-half of a tract of land in Anne Arundel County
To orphan children of son John, remainder of tract of land
To son Richard Dorsey in trust, all lands in Montgomery County, which I derive from my brother Joshua Dorsey, to be held by said Richard for the use and benefit of daughter Elizabeth Boggess during her natural life and after her death to granddaughter Elizabeth Dorsey Boggess
To grandchildren Mortimer and Eliza Anne, children of son Richard, Caleb and Peggy Dorsey, children of son John, and Ellen stringer, daughter of daughter Eleanor, personalty
To son Richard Dorsey, all other property
Exr: son Richard Dorsey (A.A. Co. Wills J.C. No. 2, f. 259)"
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From Inhabitants of Baltimore County, pp. 16-23:

"INDEX TO AQUILA HALL'S ASSESSMENT LEDGER, 1762-1765

Aquila Hall was High Sheriff of Baltimore County and after Harford County separated from Baltimore County in 1773 he was appointed Colonel of Militia and one of the Lord Justices of the new county of Harford from 1774 to 1779. While serving as Sheriff of Baltimore County he compiled a tax assessment ledger of 145 pages which named 1,380 persons, their land tracts, and their assessments... Its index contains the following names...

"William Cockey,... Joshua Cockey,... Edward Cockey,... John Hammond Dorsey,... Caleb Dorsey, Bazil Dorsey, Edward Dorsey,... Caleb Dorsey,... Richard Dorsey,...John Dorsey,...Samuel Owings,... John Owings, Joshua Owings,... Sarah Owings,... Stephen Owings,... Samuel Owings,... Elijah Owings,... Henry Owings,... Christopher Randell,... John Ridgley,... Charles Ridgley, Jr.,... Capt. John Stinchcombe,... Nathan Stinchcombe,... Edmund Talbott, Thomas Talbott,... Philip Thomas,... Edward Talbott,... Samuel Underwood,... Benjamin Wells,... James Wells,... William Wells, James Wells, Jr.,... Charles Wells,... Elex Wells..."

Richard married Anne Wayman,140 154 daughter of John Wayman, Sr. and Ann Warfield, on 22 Feb 1796 in Montgomery Co, Maryland, United States. Anne died on 29 Jun 1830 in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, United States. Another name for Anne was Ann Wayman.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 229 M    i. Mortimer Dorsey 113 267 268 was born on 24 Jan 1797, died on 18 Feb 1866 in Howard Co., Maryland, United States at age 69, and was buried in Glenwood Baptist Church Cemetery, Glenwood, Howard, Maryland, United States.

+ 230 F    ii. Eliza Anne Dorsey

115. Mary Dorsey, [dau. of Nicholas] 156 (Nicholas, [of Capt. Joshua]49, Joshua (Captain)24, Edward, [Jr.] of "Dorsey" (Major)17, Edward, "the Colonist"16, Edward, [uncertain]15, Thomas, of Hornby, Yorkshire14, John, of Chiche, Essex13, Thomas12, Roger, of Danbury, Essex11, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex10, Robert, of Maldon, Essex9, Robert, of Malden, Essex8, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex7, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex, England6, Henry, of Little Malden, Essex, England5, Norman, of Little Malden, Essex4, Alexander, of Little Malden, Essex3, Michael, of Little Malden, Essex2, Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1) was born about 1766 and died before 24 Feb 1831 in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, United States. Another name for Mary was Polly Dorsey.

Noted events in her life were:

• Will: 30 Oct 1830.

• Probate: of her estate, 24 Feb 1831, Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, United States.

Mary married Amos Dorsey,156 229 son of Ely Dorsey, [son of Patuxent John] and Deborah Dorsey, on 8 May 1784 in Baltimore Co., Maryland, United States. Amos was born about 1757 in <Anne Arundel>, Maryland, (United States) and died on 11 Jun 1793 in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, United States about age 36.

Research Notes: From Revolutionary Patriots of Anne Arundel, p. 47:

"DORSEY, AMOS (died in June, 1793). Son of Ely Dorsey and Deborah Dorsey. Married Mary Dorsey in 1784 and had 4 children: Deborah Dorsey Ridgely, Elizabeth Dorsey Ridgely, Mary Ann Dorsey Worthington, and Amos Dorsey. Amos took the Oath of Allegiance before Hon. Reuben Meriweather on March 2, 1778 (Ref: B-24, R-145)."

Noted events in his life were:

• Inventory: of his estate, 19 Jun 1793.

116. Hon. John Dorsey, [son of Michael] 136 159 160 (Michael56, John, [of Major Edward]25, Edward, [Jr.] of "Dorsey" (Major)17, Edward, "the Colonist"16, Edward, [uncertain]15, Thomas, of Hornby, Yorkshire14, John, of Chiche, Essex13, Thomas12, Roger, of Danbury, Essex11, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex10, Robert, of Maldon, Essex9, Robert, of Malden, Essex8, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex7, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex, England6, Henry, of Little Malden, Essex, England5, Norman, of Little Malden, Essex4, Alexander, of Little Malden, Essex3, Michael, of Little Malden, Essex2, Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1) was born on 3 Jul 1734 in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, (United States) and died before 9 Mar 1779 in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, (United States).

Research Notes: There were apparently two men named John Dorsey, and both may have held the rank of colonel during the Revolutionary War.

From Revolutionary Patriots of Anne Arundel, p. 50:

"Son of Michael Dorsey and Ruth Todd... John was a prominent figure during the Revolutionary War. He was a Lieutenant Colonel in the Elk Ridge Battalion under Col. Thomas Dorsey in 1778..., and one of the Justices who administered the Oath of Allegiance in 1778... He is probably the John Dorsey who took the Oath of Allegiance before Hon. Reuben Meriweather on March 2, 1778... He served on the Committee of Observation in 1775, and a Delegate to the Maryland Convention in July, 1775..."

Ibid., p. 51:

"DORSEY, JOHN (OF MICHAEL). He was one of the petitioners to the Convention of Maryland to form an independent rifle company in July, 1776 (Ref: B-3). He served on the Committee of Observation in 1775 (Ref: F-222. Note: See the information contained under John Dorsey, of John, q.v., regarding the Oath of Allegiance in 1778)."

Ibid. pp. 50-51:

"DORSEY, JOHN, OF JOHN... He also took the Oath of Allegiance before Hon. John Dorsey on March 12, 1778, according to Source R-184, which cites as its source The Maryland State Papers, Red Book, Part 4, Item 155. However, this published list appears to be in error as the original lists show the name as 'John Dorsey of Ml.', which would indicate John Dorsey of Michael, not John. If such is true, then this entry belongs to him, q.v.)."

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This person may be the John Dorsey found in the following, although some or all could be the other one (John Dorsey, 1736-1810).

From Inhabitants of Baltimore County 1763-1774, pp. 7-8:

"DELAWARE HUNDRED, 1763

[Among those listed are:]
Dorsey, Charles
Dorsey, Lanslot
Dorsey, Andrew
Dorsey, Edward
Dorsey, John, Qtrs
Wells, Valentine

Ibid., pp. 16-23:

"INDEX TO AQUILA HALL'S ASSESSMENT LEDGER, 1762-1765

Aquila Hall was High Sheriff of Baltimore County and after Harford County separated from Baltimore County in 1773 he was appointed Colonel of Militia and one of the Lord Justices of the new county of Harford from 1774 to 1779. While serving as Sheriff of Baltimore County he compiled a tax assessment ledger of 145 pages which named 1,380 persons, their land tracts, and their assessments... Its index contains the following names...

"William Cockey,... Joshua Cockey,... Edward Cockey,... John Hammond Dorsey,... Caleb Dorsey, Bazil Dorsey, Edward Dorsey,... Caleb Dorsey,... Richard Dorsey,...John Dorsey,...Samuel Owings,... John Owings, Joshua Owings,... Sarah Owings,... Stephen Owings,... Samuel Owings,... Elijah Owings,... Henry Owings,... Christopher Randell,... John Ridgley,... Charles Ridgley, Jr.,... Capt. John Stinchcombe,... Nathan Stinchcombe,... Edmund Talbott, Thomas Talbott,... William Talbott's heirs, …Philip Thomas,... John Talbott, …Edward Talbott,... Samuel Underwood,... Benjamin Wells,... James Wells,... William Wells, James Wells, Jr.,... Charles Wells,... Elex Wells..."

Ibid., pp. 27-41:

"JOPPA COURTHOUSE PETITION OF 1768

"The petitions for and against the removal of the county seat of Baltimore County from Joppa to Baltimore Town in 1768 are discussed at length in the Archives of Maryland, Vol. 61 (Appendix). Notices were posted in January, 1768 at the door of the courthouse in Joppa, at the church door of St. Paul's Parish, at the church door of St. Thomas' Parish, at the church door of St. John's Parish, at the church door of St. George's Parish, at the door of the chapel of St. George's Parish, at the door of the chapel of St. John's Parish, and at the house called St. Thomas' Chapel in St. Thomas' Parish, by Absalom Butler and sworn to before the Honorable Benjamin Rogers. Notices were printed in English and German. Tabulations indicate that 2,271 voted for the removal of the courthouse, and 901 voted against it. (It should be noted that some signatures are missing due to the disintegration of the paper, and there also appears to be some who signed more than once.) Five years later, Harford County separated from Baltimore County and set up its court house at Bush (Harford Town) in 1774 and at Bel Air in 1782.

"SIGNERS FOR THE REMOVAL OF THE COUNTY SEAT TO BALTIMORE TOWN (1768)

"…Edward Owings…Charles Ridgely (son William)... (Petition endorsed by Jonathan Plowman)
"Elisha Dorsey... (Petition endorsed by Charles Rogers)
"…Alexander Wells, Nathaniel Owings...Stephen Hart Owings…(Petition endorsed by Alexander Wells)
"…Nathaniel Stinchcomb, Sr., Thomas Wells…Richard Wells…(Petition endorsed by Dr. William Lyon)
"...Lott Owings... Anthony Arnold... John Calvert (Petition endorsed by William Lux and Benjamin Rogers)
"…Richard Owings... William Cockey.(Petition endorsed by Joseph Cromwell, Sr.)
"... John Talbott (son Edward)... William Worthington…Larkin Randall…Bale Owings…John Fishpaw…Richard Cole…(Petition endorsed by John Merryman, Jr. and John Leet)
"…Benjamin Rogers…William Cole… (Petition endorsed in the Market Place by John Leets)
"…Edward Dorsey (of BC), Nicholas Dorsey, Jr….Edward Talbot… Vachel Dorsey... Christopher Owings, Richard Owings... William Arnold… Edward Dorsey (son John)... Lancelott Dorsey, Charles Dorsey (son Nathan), Ely Dorsey... Henry Dorsey... James Dorsey… Charles Dorsey… Nicholas Dorsey, Sr…. (Petition endorsed by George Ogg)
"…Edmund Talbott… (Petition endorsed by Thomas Jones)
"… Samuel Owings (of Thomas)… (Petition endorsed by Abraham Walker and Benjamin Rogers)
"… Samuel Dorsey, Jr.... (Petition endorsed by Moses Galloway)
"… Joshua Owings, Jr.... (Petition not endorsed)
"…Joseph Cole… John Hall (son of Joshua)… (Petition endorsed by Capt. Richard Richards)
"… Henry Dorsey, Jr. (Mutilated petition; at least five names torn away)
"… Henry Griffith Dorsey, Sr… Leakin Dorsey… Thomas Gist… (Petition endorsed by John Riston)

Ibid., pp. 57-60:

"A LIST OF TAXABLES IN DELAWARE HUNDRED, BALTIMORE COUNTY, 1773

"[Among those listed are:]
Dorsey, Edward; Edward Dorsey; John Goodlan; Wm. Shavens; William Price; Joseph Holdin; Comfort
Dorsey, Basel (Qtr.); Thomas Gilbert; Henry Gilbert…
Dorsey, Caly…
Dorsey, Nicholas; Abrim, Soloman
Dorsey, Charles (of Nich.); Joseph Chapman; John Carter; John Langley; George Miller; Absilam Frisel
Dorsey, Nicholas Jr.; William Aston; John Martin; Thomas Miller
Dorsey, John (Qtr.); Ka(?)es Conener; Edward Gattle; Thomas Giffiry; John Poe; John Mikes; John Cocks; Richard Williams; Harry Cater Cub
Dorsey, Ely (Qtr.); John Randle; Will; Joe
Dorsey, Ely...
"Owings, Richard (son of Samuel); Jamees Riley; John Highnmarsh; Timothy Philips...

From Inhabitants of Baltimore County 1763-1774, pp. 89-102:

"TAXABLES IN ST. PAUL'S PARISH, BALTIMORE COUNTY, IN 1774

"This list of taxables is recorded in Reverend Ethan Allen's book entitled Historical Sketches of St. Paul's Parish in Baltimore County, Maryland which he compiled in 1855. A copy is available in the Maryland Historical Society Library in Baltimore. Each person named therein is followed by a number which represents the number of taxables in his house. This list, in 1774, ony gives the household head by name. The list also contains names of persons in Rev. Dr. West's list in the year 1786/7, and these names (marked with an * asterisk) appear to have been in St. Paul's in 1774 as well.

"WESTMINSTER HUNDRED, 1774

"...*Col. John Dorsey,...William Richardson, carpenter, acct., Charles Ridgely, Jr. - 3,... Ridgely & Nicholson, acct., William Robinson - 0,...

Noted events in his life were:

• Will: 28 Jan 1779.

• Probate: of his estate, 9 Mar 1779, Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, (United States).

John married Anne Dorsey,136 daughter of Captain Philemon Dorsey and Catherine Ridgely, about 1756. Anne was born on 2 Oct 1740 in Christ Church, Queen Caroline Parish, Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States).

(Duplicate Line. See Person 99)

117. Lydia Dorsey 85 (Michael56, John, [of Major Edward]25, Edward, [Jr.] of "Dorsey" (Major)17, Edward, "the Colonist"16, Edward, [uncertain]15, Thomas, of Hornby, Yorkshire14, John, of Chiche, Essex13, Thomas12, Roger, of Danbury, Essex11, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex10, Robert, of Maldon, Essex9, Robert, of Malden, Essex8, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex7, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex, England6, Henry, of Little Malden, Essex, England5, Norman, of Little Malden, Essex4, Alexander, of Little Malden, Essex3, Michael, of Little Malden, Essex2, Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1).

118. Elizabeth Dorsey, [dau. of Michael] 161 (Michael56, John, [of Major Edward]25, Edward, [Jr.] of "Dorsey" (Major)17, Edward, "the Colonist"16, Edward, [uncertain]15, Thomas, of Hornby, Yorkshire14, John, of Chiche, Essex13, Thomas12, Roger, of Danbury, Essex11, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex10, Robert, of Maldon, Essex9, Robert, of Malden, Essex8, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex7, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex, England6, Henry, of Little Malden, Essex, England5, Norman, of Little Malden, Essex4, Alexander, of Little Malden, Essex3, Michael, of Little Malden, Essex2, Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1) was born on 3 Dec 1735 and died after 1806.

Elizabeth married Captain Joseph Burgess,161 270 son of John Burgess and Jane Mackelfresh, on 13 Jun 1751. Joseph was born on 27 Jun 1727 in All Hallows Parish, South River Hundred, Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States) and died on 17 Feb 1806 in All Hallows Parish, South River Hundred, Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States) at age 78.

Research Notes: From http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=mrmarsha&id=I40511 :

PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY, MARYLAND WILLS; Liber T No. #1; 1784-1789;
Folio 277 JOHN OSBOURN, planter 02/28/1739 04/23/1739
"being sick but of perfect mind and memory "
Bequeaths to:
1. Wife
-to have the land whereon testator now live for her natural life or widowhood and also to have the thirds of testator's moveable estate and the land not to be sold or rented without dividing the money among testator's children
2. Francis Osbourn --son
-to be with his mother during the aforesaid times and for him to have as much benefit of the land as his mother
-to have 100 pounds out of the land
3. John Osbourn -son
-named executor of the will along w/ Francis
4. Ann Perry --daughter
Dennis Osbourn --son
Esse Hardey --daughter
Stephen Osbourn -son
Ursula Pomfrey --daughter
Elizabeth Osbourn --daughter
-remainder of the estate after widow's decease to be divided among all of the children -Elizabeth to have 10 pounds more out of the crop
Witnesses: Salem Hurley, Joseph Burgess, Samuel Duckett
Then came: Salem Hurley and Joseph Burgess
Note; the testator signed the will in his own hand
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PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY, MARYLAND WILLS; Liber T No. #1; 1790-1796;
Folio 286 JOHN KING 121181789 01/12/1790
"being sick and weak ..."
Bequeaths to:
1. Elizabeth Darsey -daughter
John King --son
-to have all of testator's goods and chattels now in the possession of testator's son Benjamin King living near the Sugar Lands in Frederick County being 1 mare, bridle, saddle, 7 head of Cattle, 2 large pewter dishes and 3 pewter basins, 1 bed and film,
2 chests, 3 head of sheep, 1 pair of spoon molds, iron pot. 1 pair of pot hooks, and also to have the rest of testator's moveable effects
2. Edward King --son
William King --son
-each to have 1 shilling sterling
3. Mary Peacock --daughter
Thomas King --son
-to have 1 shilling sterling each
4. Benjamin King --son
Rebecca Vermillion --daughter
-to have 1 shilling sterling
5, John Darsey
Elizabeth Darsey
-named executors of the will
Witnesses: Joseph Burges, Josias Moore (mark), Jesse Moore (mark)
Then came: Joseph Burgess and Jesse Moore
Note: the testator signed the will with his mark

Noted events in his life were:

• Will: 9 Sep 1805, Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, United States.

• Probate: of his estate, 19 May 1806, Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, United States.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 231 M    i. Lieutenant John Burgess 271 was born on 20 Nov 1751.

+ 232 M    ii. Lieutenant Joseph Burgess 161 272 was born on 20 Jan 1753 in All Hallows Parish, South River Hundred, Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States) and died on 17 Nov 1778 in [Revolutionary War - 4th Maryland Regiment] at age 25.

+ 233 M    iii. Michael Burgess 273 was born in 1754.

+ 234 M    iv. Captain Vachel Burgess 274 was born on 9 Jun 1756 in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, (United States) and died on 30 Mar 1824 in Triadelphia, Anne Arundel (Howard), Maryland, United States at age 67.

+ 235 M    v. Richard Burgess 275 was born on 1 Sep 1757 in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, (United States) and died in 1821 in Allegany Co., Maryland, United States at age 64.

+ 236 M    vi. Joshua Burgess 276 was born in 1760 and died in 1831 in Mason Co., Kentucky at age 71.

+ 237 M    vii. Philemon Burgess 241 was born on 13 Dec 1761 in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, (United States).

+ 238 F    viii. Ruth Burgess 277 was born on 10 May 1763 in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, (United States) and died in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, United States.

+ 239 M    ix. William Burgess 161 was born in 1771.

+ 240 M    x. Joseph Burgess 161 was born in 1783.

+ 241 F    xi. Lydia Burgess .161

+ 242 F    xii. Sarah Burgess .161

119. Honor Dorsey 162 (Michael56, John, [of Major Edward]25, Edward, [Jr.] of "Dorsey" (Major)17, Edward, "the Colonist"16, Edward, [uncertain]15, Thomas, of Hornby, Yorkshire14, John, of Chiche, Essex13, Thomas12, Roger, of Danbury, Essex11, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex10, Robert, of Maldon, Essex9, Robert, of Malden, Essex8, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex7, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex, England6, Henry, of Little Malden, Essex, England5, Norman, of Little Malden, Essex4, Alexander, of Little Malden, Essex3, Michael, of Little Malden, Essex2, Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1) was born on 3 Nov 1737 and died before 8 Mar 1790.

Honor married John Elder, [III],162 278 son of John Elder, Jr. and Jemima Elder Dorsey, about 1759 in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, (United States). John was born about 1737 in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, (United States) and died in 1794 about age 57.

120. Sarah Dorsey 163 (Michael56, John, [of Major Edward]25, Edward, [Jr.] of "Dorsey" (Major)17, Edward, "the Colonist"16, Edward, [uncertain]15, Thomas, of Hornby, Yorkshire14, John, of Chiche, Essex13, Thomas12, Roger, of Danbury, Essex11, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex10, Robert, of Maldon, Essex9, Robert, of Malden, Essex8, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex7, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex, England6, Henry, of Little Malden, Essex, England5, Norman, of Little Malden, Essex4, Alexander, of Little Malden, Essex3, Michael, of Little Malden, Essex2, Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1) was born on 25 Sep 1739.

Sarah married Richard Berry.163

121. Ruth Dorsey 84 164 (Michael56, John, [of Major Edward]25, Edward, [Jr.] of "Dorsey" (Major)17, Edward, "the Colonist"16, Edward, [uncertain]15, Thomas, of Hornby, Yorkshire14, John, of Chiche, Essex13, Thomas12, Roger, of Danbury, Essex11, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex10, Robert, of Maldon, Essex9, Robert, of Malden, Essex8, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex7, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex, England6, Henry, of Little Malden, Essex, England5, Norman, of Little Malden, Essex4, Alexander, of Little Malden, Essex3, Michael, of Little Malden, Essex2, Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1) was born on 17 Mar 1743 and died before 25 Jun 1805 in Frederick Co., Maryland, United States.

Noted events in her life were:

• Will: 11 Mar 1805.

• Probate: of her estate, 25 Jun 1805, Frederick Co., Maryland, United States.

Ruth married Ely Dorsey, [son of Capt. Edward],71 84 199 son of Captain Edward Dorsey and Sarah Todd, on 1 Dec 1765. Ely was born in 1744 in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, (United States) and died on 14 Mar 1803 in Frederick Co., Maryland, United States at age 59.

Research Notes: From Revolutionary Patriots of Anne Arundel, p. 49:

"DORSEY, ELY (1744 - March 14, 1803, Frederick County). Son of Edward Dorsey and Sarah Todd. He married Ruth Dorsey in 1765 and they had six children: Mary Dorsey, Edward Dorsey, Michael Dorsey, Honor Dorsey Poffenberger, Ruth Dorsey Davey, and Allen Dorsey. Ely served on the Committee of Safety in 1775 and was later commissioned a Lieutenant in 1776 in Capt. John Watkins' Company. On December 10, 1776 he became a Captain in the 2nd Maryland Line. He was taken prisoner at the battle of Staten Island on August 22, 1777, later released, and served through March, 1779 (Ref: R-133, R-134, T-277)."

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This may be the Ely Dorsey in these lists:

From Inhabitants of Baltimore County 1763-1774, pp. 27-41:

"JOPPA COURTHOUSE PETITION OF 1768

"The petitions for and against the removal of the county seat of Baltimore County from Joppa to Baltimore Town in 1768 are discussed at length in the Archives of Maryland, Vol. 61 (Appendix). Notices were posted in January, 1768 at the door of the courthouse in Joppa, at the church door of St. Paul's Parish, at the church door of St. Thomas' Parish, at the church door of St. John's Parish, at the church door of St. George's Parish, at the door of the chapel of St. George's Parish, at the door of the chapel of St. John's Parish, and at the house called St. Thomas' Chapel in St. Thomas' Parish, by Absalom Butler and sworn to before the Honorable Benjamin Rogers. Notices were printed in English and German. Tabulations indicate that 2,271 voted for the removal of the courthouse, and 901 voted against it. (It should be noted that some signatures are missing due to the disintegration of the paper, and there also appears to be some who signed more than once.) Five years later, Harford County separated from Baltimore County and set up its court house at Bush (Harford Town) in 1774 and at Bel Air in 1782.

"SIGNERS FOR THE REMOVAL OF THE COUNTY SEAT TO BALTIMORE TOWN (1768)...

"…Edward Owings…Charles Ridgely (son William)... (Petition endorsed by Jonathan Plowman)
"Elisha Dorsey... (Petition endorsed by Charles Rogers)
"…Alexander Wells, Nathaniel Owings...Stephen Hart Owings…(Petition endorsed by Alexander Wells)
"…Nathaniel Stinchcomb, Sr., Thomas Wells…Richard Wells…(Petition endorsed by Dr. William Lyon)
"...Lott Owings... Anthony Arnold... John Calvert (Petition endorsed by William Lux and Benjamin Rogers)
"…Richard Owings... William Cockey.(Petition endorsed by Joseph Cromwell, Sr.)
"... John Talbott (son Edward)... William Worthington…Larkin Randall…Bale Owings…John Fishpaw…Richard Cole…(Petition endorsed by John Merryman, Jr. and John Leet)
"…Benjamin Rogers…William Cole… (Petition endorsed in the Market Place by John Leets)
"…Edward Dorsey (of BC), Nicholas Dorsey, Jr….Edward Talbot… Vachel Dorsey... Christopher Owings, Richard Owings... William Arnold… Edward Dorsey (son John)... Lancelott Dorsey, Charles Dorsey (son Nathan), Ely Dorsey... Henry Dorsey... James Dorsey… Charles Dorsey… Nicholas Dorsey, Sr…. (Petition endorsed by George Ogg)
"…Edmund Talbott… (Petition endorsed by Thomas Jones)
"… Samuel Owings (of Thomas)… (Petition endorsed by Abraham Walker and Benjamin Rogers)
"… Samuel Dorsey, Jr.... (Petition endorsed by Moses Galloway)
"… Joshua Owings, Jr.... (Petition not endorsed)
"…Joseph Cole… John Hall (son of Joshua)… (Petition endorsed by Capt. Richard Richards)
"… Henry Dorsey, Jr. (Mutilated petition; at least five names torn away)
"… Henry Griffith Dorsey, Sr… Leakin Dorsey… Thomas Gist… (Petition endorsed by John Riston)
"… Philip Coale… (Petition endorsed by Richard McCallister)…
"… Samuel Owings... John Wells... (Petition endorsed by Daniel Bowers)
"… Thomas Owings… (Petition endorsed by George Risteau and Benjamin Rogers)

Ibid., pp. 57-60:

"A LIST OF TAXABLES IN DELAWARE HUNDRED, BALTIMORE COUNTY, 1773

"[Among those listed are:]
Dorsey, Edward; Edward Dorsey; John Goodlan; Wm. Shavens; William Price; Joseph Holdin; Comfort
Dorsey, Basel (Qtr.); Thomas Gilbert; Henry Gilbert…
Dorsey, Caly…
Dorsey, Nicholas; Abrim, Soloman
Dorsey, Charles (of Nich.); Joseph Chapman; John Carter; John Langley; George Miller; Absilam Frisel
Dorsey, Nicholas Jr.; William Aston; John Martin; Thomas Miller
Dorsey, John (Qtr.); Ka(?)es Conener; Edward Gattle; Thomas Giffiry; John Poe; John Mikes; John Cocks; Richard Williams; Harry Cater Cub
Dorsey, Ely (Qtr.); John Randle; Will; Joe
Dorsey, Ely...
"Owings, Richard (son of Samuel); Jamees Riley; John Highnmarsh; Timothy Philips...

122. Michael Dorsey, Jr. 101 165 (Michael56, John, [of Major Edward]25, Edward, [Jr.] of "Dorsey" (Major)17, Edward, "the Colonist"16, Edward, [uncertain]15, Thomas, of Hornby, Yorkshire14, John, of Chiche, Essex13, Thomas12, Roger, of Danbury, Essex11, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex10, Robert, of Maldon, Essex9, Robert, of Malden, Essex8, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex7, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex, England6, Henry, of Little Malden, Essex, England5, Norman, of Little Malden, Essex4, Alexander, of Little Malden, Essex3, Michael, of Little Malden, Essex2, Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1) was born on 29 Oct 1745, died on 28 Feb 1812 near Elk Ridge, Baltimore (Howard) Co., Maryland, United States at age 66, and was buried in Dorsey Family Cemetery, Clarksville, Howard, Maryland, United States.

Research Notes: From Revolutionary Patriots of Anne Arundel, p. 52:

"Married Honor Elder and had 8 children: Owen Dorsey, Elizabeth Dorsey Ball, Honor Dorsey, Cecil Dorsey, Michael Dorsey, Jemina Dorsey Warfield, Lloyd Dorsey, and John Dorsey (R-30). Michael was one of the petitioners to the Convention of Maryland to form an independent rifle company in July, 1776 (Ref: B-3). Note: Source R-30 states he took the Oath of Allegiance before Hon. Reuben Meriweather in 1778, but Source B-24 does not include him on the list."

Noted events in his life were:

• Probate: of his estate, 13 Apr 1812, Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, United States.

Michael married Honor Elder,165 daughter of John Elder, Jr. and Jemima Elder Dorsey,. Honor died before 6 Jul 1818 in <Anne Arundel>, Maryland, United States and was buried in Dorsey Family Cemetery, Clarksville, Howard, Maryland, United States.

Noted events in her life were:

• Probate: of her estate, 6 Jul 1818, Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, United States.

123. Lancelot Dorsey, [of Michael] 166 (Michael56, John, [of Major Edward]25, Edward, [Jr.] of "Dorsey" (Major)17, Edward, "the Colonist"16, Edward, [uncertain]15, Thomas, of Hornby, Yorkshire14, John, of Chiche, Essex13, Thomas12, Roger, of Danbury, Essex11, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex10, Robert, of Maldon, Essex9, Robert, of Malden, Essex8, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex7, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex, England6, Henry, of Little Malden, Essex, England5, Norman, of Little Malden, Essex4, Alexander, of Little Malden, Essex3, Michael, of Little Malden, Essex2, Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1) was born on 17 Jul 1747 and died on 1 Mar 1829 at age 81.

Lancelot married Sarah Warfield,166 daughter of Philip Warfield and Anne Purdy,. Sarah was born in 1750 in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, (United States) and died in 1820 at age 70.

124. Anne Dorsey 167 (Michael56, John, [of Major Edward]25, Edward, [Jr.] of "Dorsey" (Major)17, Edward, "the Colonist"16, Edward, [uncertain]15, Thomas, of Hornby, Yorkshire14, John, of Chiche, Essex13, Thomas12, Roger, of Danbury, Essex11, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex10, Robert, of Maldon, Essex9, Robert, of Malden, Essex8, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex7, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex, England6, Henry, of Little Malden, Essex, England5, Norman, of Little Malden, Essex4, Alexander, of Little Malden, Essex3, Michael, of Little Malden, Essex2, Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1) was born on 29 Jan 1748 in Maryland, (United States) and died on 30 Sep 1808 in Maryland, United States at age 60. Another name for Anne was Nancy Dorsey.

Anne married Owen Elder,167 279 son of John Elder, Jr. and Jemima Elder Dorsey, on 10 Apr 1766 in St. Thomas Parish, Baltimore Co., Maryland, (United States). Owen was born about 1746 in Maryland, (United States) and died in 1774 in Maryland, (United States) about age 28.

Anne next married Charles Griffith Dorsey,167 son of Nicholas Dorsey, Jr. and Sarah Griffith, on 25 Mar 1777. Charles was born about 1744 and died on 12 Sep 1814 about age 70.

Research Notes: Second husband of Anne (Nancy) Dorsey.

Son of Nicholas Dorsey, Jr., and Sarah Griffith.

125. Rachel Howard 86 (Sarah Dorsey57, John, [of Major Edward]25, Edward, [Jr.] of "Dorsey" (Major)17, Edward, "the Colonist"16, Edward, [uncertain]15, Thomas, of Hornby, Yorkshire14, John, of Chiche, Essex13, Thomas12, Roger, of Danbury, Essex11, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex10, Robert, of Maldon, Essex9, Robert, of Malden, Essex8, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex7, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex, England6, Henry, of Little Malden, Essex, England5, Norman, of Little Malden, Essex4, Alexander, of Little Malden, Essex3, Michael, of Little Malden, Essex2, Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1) was born in 1732 and died in 1792 at age 60.

Rachel married Dr. Joshua Warfield.86 Joshua died in 1769.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 243 F    i. Dianah Warfield 225 was born on 3 Apr 1754 and died before 7 Jun 1842 in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, United States.

+ 244 F    ii. Ruth Howard Warfield 86 was born on 18 Jun 1756 and died on 25 May 1830 at age 73.

126. Rachel Lawrence 73 (Susannah Dorsey58, John, [of Major Edward]25, Edward, [Jr.] of "Dorsey" (Major)17, Edward, "the Colonist"16, Edward, [uncertain]15, Thomas, of Hornby, Yorkshire14, John, of Chiche, Essex13, Thomas12, Roger, of Danbury, Essex11, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex10, Robert, of Maldon, Essex9, Robert, of Malden, Essex8, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex7, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex, England6, Henry, of Little Malden, Essex, England5, Norman, of Little Malden, Essex4, Alexander, of Little Malden, Essex3, Michael, of Little Malden, Essex2, Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1) was born on 3 May 1739.

Research Notes: Second wife of Capt. Philemon Dorsey.

Rachel married Captain Philemon Dorsey,73 74 son of Captain Joshua Dorsey and Ann Ridgely, on 13 Dec 1759. Philemon was born on 20 Jan 1715 in Christ Church, Queen Caroline Parish, Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States) and died on 7 Apr 1772 in "Brothers' Partnership", Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States) at age 57.

Birth Notes: May have been born on 10 January 1714/15.

Research Notes: From http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=mrmarsha&id=I19988:

DORSEY, JOSHUA, Anne Arundel Co. 14 Nov, 1747 6 Feb, 1747
To wife Anne,250 A., my dwelling plantation called "Major's Choice.
To son HENRY DORSEY, my 2 tracts, one called "Dorsey's Anglis, 200 A., the other called Dorsey's Hills," 200 A., both tracts lying in the county.
To son PHILEMON DORSEY, 1/2 tract called Brothers' Partnership," taken up jointly bet. my bro. JOHN DORSEY, and myself, 632 A.
To son JOSHUA DORSEY, 250 A.
To son NICHOLAS DORSEY, tract 'Huntingstowne Quarters,' 266 A., original tract was some years ago resurveyed by my bro.-in-law HENRY RIDGEBY.
To dau. RACHEL WARFIELD, 20 s. sterl.
To dau . ELIZABETH DORSEY, 20 pounds.
To dau. ANNE DORSEY, slaves.
To dau. SARAH DORSEY, 1 slave.
To son CHARLES DORSEY, my dwelling plantation and 250 A.
Mentions his young. child., and to support NICHOLAS and CHARLES with provision at their own stock.
Wife and 2 eld. sons, exs.
Wit: Henry Ridgely, Basil Dorsey, Richard Simpson, Elizabeth Ridgely, Ephraim Howard, Henry Howard. 25. 315 - 318

Noted events in his life were:

• Will: 1 Dec 1771.

• Probate: of his estate, 7 Apr 1772, Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, (United States).

(Duplicate Line. See Person 46)

127. Lt. Benjamin Lawrence 86 170 171 (Susannah Dorsey58, John, [of Major Edward]25, Edward, [Jr.] of "Dorsey" (Major)17, Edward, "the Colonist"16, Edward, [uncertain]15, Thomas, of Hornby, Yorkshire14, John, of Chiche, Essex13, Thomas12, Roger, of Danbury, Essex11, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex10, Robert, of Maldon, Essex9, Robert, of Malden, Essex8, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex7, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex, England6, Henry, of Little Malden, Essex, England5, Norman, of Little Malden, Essex4, Alexander, of Little Malden, Essex3, Michael, of Little Malden, Essex2, Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1) was born on 17 May 1741 in St. Thomas Parish, Garrison Forest, Baltimore Co., Maryland, (United States), died on 5 Mar 1814 in Jefferson Co., Kentucky at age 72, and was buried in Lawrence Family Cemetery, Hurstbourne, Jefferson, Kentucky, United States.

Birth Notes: May have been born or 12 May 1741

Research Notes: From http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GScid=2197150&GRid=16698911& :

The Courier Journal
Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Revolutionary War soldier gets his due
Grave site cleaned up at Shelby Campus

By Martha Elson
melson@courier-journal.com
The Courier-Journal



Nearly 200 years after Revolutionary War soldier Benjamin Lawrence was buried in eastern Jefferson County, he has been rediscovered by a Desert Storm veteran who is making sure Lawrence is honored.

The family cemetery in which Lawrence was buried is near the back entrance to the University of Louisville's Shelby Campus off Whipps Mills Road, next to homes in Bellemeade. It is encircled by an old stone wall and an 8-foot-tall, locked chain-link fence.



Navy veteran Ken Nichter of Fern Creek, a U of L hazardous-materials technician and a Cub Scout leader, happened upon the site during a geocaching hunt at the campus last summer.

He and a colleague were looking for a film canister stashed in a tree next to the cemetery during a scavenger hunt-type game played with portable global positioning system devices.

Nichter suggested a cleanup at the cemetery for an Eagle Scout project.

The cleanup has been completed, and on Saturday a new bronze "Patriot Marker" in the shape of an eight-pointed star will be installed at Lawrence's grave site by the Sons of the American Revolution.

"Working here at U of L, I was utterly ashamed to see a cemetery on our property in this bad of shape," Nichter said. The weeds were waist high and it was full of trash, he said. "To me that's disrespectful."

Nichter, a Cub Scout leader with Troop 56 at Fern Creek United Methodist Church, suggested the Eagle project to a Boy Scout with the troop, Ben Watson, 14, of Greenville, Ind.

On a recent Saturday, Ben and other Scouts and family members raked leaves and removed tree limbs from the cemetery. It was one of several Saturdays they worked there.

Ben said he was motivated by respect for Lawrence. "He's an important part of the history of Louisville," Ben said.

Nichter asked university library archivists for information about Lawrence and the cemetery. They found a 1978 article in a university publication written by John A. Dillon Jr., former vice president for academic affairs. He died last year.

Dillon wrote that the Daughters of the American Revolution had placed a name plaque on Lawrence's grave during the country's bicentennial in 1976.

The article said Lawrence was born in Maryland in 1741 and died in 1814. He came to Kentucky in 1798 and in 1800 purchased 377 acres in the area of today's Shelby Campus.

Dillon said Lawrence's children married into other leading families of the region, including that of Edward Dorsey Hobbs, founder of Anchorage.

"The ravages of time, of stone decay and especially of vandals have destroyed or obliterated most of the markings on the approximately 30 graves," Dillon wrote.

But he said he hoped the cemetery could be made presentable: "If one inherits a piece of the past as we did … it seems only right to attempt to maintain it for … future generations."

A parent in the troop is paying the $102 for the bronze marker, which will be put in the ground Saturday by Forrest Chilton of Middletown, president of the Sons of the American Revolution's Gov. Isaac Shelby Chapter in Shelbyville and a member of the group's Louisville-Thruston chapter.

"We're enjoying freedoms today that that gentleman helped make possible," Chilton said. He said he has marked about 30 graves in the state in the past 10 years, including one on the Fourth of July at a Lutheran cemetery off Watterson Trail in Jeffersontown.

Lucian Young, grounds superintendent for U of L, said that he didn't know a Revolutionary War soldier was buried in the cemetery and that he will try to improve its maintenance.

Noted events in his life were:

• Served: as a Lieutenant in the Maryland Militia during the Revolutionary War.

Benjamin married Urath Owings,280 daughter of Samuel Owings, [Sr.] and Urath Randall, on 28 Jan 1762 in St. Thomas Parish, Baltimore Co., Maryland, (United States). Urath was born on 26 Jun 1738, was christened on 7 Jul 1738 in St. Paul's Church, Baltimore Co., Maryland, (United States), died on 17 Sep 1807 at age 69, and was buried in Lawrence Family Cemetery, Hurstbourne, Jefferson, Kentucky, United States.281

Birth Notes: Birthdate may have been 28 June 1738.

Burial Notes: Inscription (very worn):
Urath Lawrence: Died 17 Sept 1807. Age 69 years 2 months.

Research Notes: From http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~paxson/southern/owings.html :
Urath Owings, b. Monday, 26 June 1738 at 3 p.m., christened at St. Paul's 7 July that year; d. 17 Sept. 1807; m. 28 Jan. 1762 Benjamin LAWRENCE (son of Levin LAWRENCE and Susannah DORSEY) on 28 Jan 1762 in St Thomas Parish, Baltimore Co., MD. Benjamin was born on 17 May 1741. Urath received 257 ac. in Balt. Co. from her father in 1772-73. She inherited "Millplace", two parts of "Rich Meadow", 81 ac. of "Strawberry Patch", and 104 more ac. that didn't seem to have a name. Had 7 children: Samuel d.y.; Samuel (1764-1822); Mary (b. 1767); Susanna LAWRENCE (1769-1818) m. Edward DORSEY (1762-1804); Rebecca (1777-1822); Levin (d. 1846); Elizabeth (d. 1814). The grave of Urath Owings Lawrence is one of two box graves at "Eden", the Lawrence Grave yard, now owned by the Cooke Bros. auto dealers in Louisville, Ky.


Children from this marriage were:

+ 245 M    i. Samuel Lawrence .282

+ 246 M    ii. Samuel Lawrence 86 283 was born on 28 Sep 1764 in Baltimore Co., Maryland, (United States) and died on 7 Sep 1822 near Middletown, Jefferson, Kentucky at age 57.

+ 247 F    iii. Mary Lawrence 86 was born in 1767.

+ 248 F    iv. Susanna Lawrence 86 was born in 1769 and died in 1818 at age 49.

+ 249 M    v. Leaven Lawrence 86 284 was born on 8 Apr 1774, died on 27 Jul 1846 at age 72, and was buried in Lawrence Family Cemetery, Hurstbourne, Jefferson, Kentucky, United States.

+ 250 F    vi. Rebecca Lawrence 86 was born in 1777 and died in 1822 at age 45.

+ 251 F    vii. Elizabeth Lawrence 86 died in 1814.

128. Ruth Dorsey 173 (Vachel59, John, [of Major Edward]25, Edward, [Jr.] of "Dorsey" (Major)17, Edward, "the Colonist"16, Edward, [uncertain]15, Thomas, of Hornby, Yorkshire14, John, of Chiche, Essex13, Thomas12, Roger, of Danbury, Essex11, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex10, Robert, of Maldon, Essex9, Robert, of Malden, Essex8, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex7, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex, England6, Henry, of Little Malden, Essex, England5, Norman, of Little Malden, Essex4, Alexander, of Little Malden, Essex3, Michael, of Little Malden, Essex2, Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1) was born before 1774 in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, (United States) and died in May 1835 in Baltimore Co., Maryland, United States.

Ruth married Beall Owings,285 son of Christopher Owings and Elizabeth Lawrence, on 18 Feb 1790 in Baltimore Co., Maryland, United States. Beall was born before 1770 in Baltimore Co., Maryland, (United States) and died on 25 Dec 1821 in Baltimore Co., Maryland, United States.

129. Lydia Dorsey 84 176 (Nicholas, Jr.61, Nicholas, [son of Col. Edward]26, Edward, [Jr.] of "Dorsey" (Major)17, Edward, "the Colonist"16, Edward, [uncertain]15, Thomas, of Hornby, Yorkshire14, John, of Chiche, Essex13, Thomas12, Roger, of Danbury, Essex11, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex10, Robert, of Maldon, Essex9, Robert, of Malden, Essex8, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex7, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex, England6, Henry, of Little Malden, Essex, England5, Norman, of Little Malden, Essex4, Alexander, of Little Malden, Essex3, Michael, of Little Malden, Essex2, Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1) was born in 1740 and died in 1796 in Simpson's Creek, Nelson, Kentucky, United States at age 56.

Lydia married Charles Dorsey, [son of Capt. Edward],71 84 176 son of Captain Edward Dorsey and Sarah Todd,. Charles was born about 1736 in Maryland, (United States) and died about 1809 in Nelson Co., Kentucky, United States about age 73.

Research Notes: From The Dorsey Family, p. 145 "moved to Nelson Co., Ky."
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From Inhabitants of Baltimore County 1763-1774, pp. 7-8:

"DELAWARE HUNDRED, 1763

[Among those listed are:]
Dorsey, Charles
Dorsey, Lanslot
Dorsey, Andrew
Dorsey, Edward
Dorsey, John, Qtrs.
Wells, Valentine

Ibid., pp. 16-23:

"INDEX TO AQUILA HALL'S ASSESSMENT LEDGER, 1762-1765

Aquila Hall was High Sheriff of Baltimore County and after Harford County separated from Baltimore County in 1773 he was appointed Colonel of Militia and one of the Lord Justices of the new county of Harford from 1774 to 1779. While serving as Sheriff of Baltimore County he compiled a tax assessment ledger of 145 pages which named 1,380 persons, their land tracts, and their assessments... Its index contains the following names...

"William Cockey,... Joshua Cockey,... Edward Cockey,... John Hammond Dorsey,... John Hammond Dorsey,… Vincent Dorsey heirs,… Charles Dorsey,… Andrew Dorsey,… Joshual Dorsey,… Caleb Dorsey, Bazil Dorsey, Edward Dorsey,... Caleb Dorsey,... Richard Dorsey,... Vachell Dorsey,… John Dorsey,...Samuel Owings,... John Owings, Joshua Owings,... Sarah Owings,... Stephen Owings,... Samuel Owings,... Elijah Owings,... Henry Owings,... Christopher Randell,... John Ridgley,... Charles Ridgley, Jr.,... Capt. John Stinchcombe,... Nathan Stinchcombe,... Edmund Talbott, Thomas Talbott,... William Talbott's heirs, …Philip Thomas,... John Talbott, …Edward Talbott,... Samuel Underwood,... Benjamin Wells,... James Wells,... William Wells, James Wells, Jr.,... Charles Wells,... Elex Wells..."

From Inhabitants of Baltimore County 1763-1774, pp. 27-41:

"JOPPA COURTHOUSE PETITION OF 1768

"The petitions for and against the removal of the county seat of Baltimore County from Joppa to Baltimore Town in 1768 are discussed at length in the Archives of Maryland, Vol. 61 (Appendix). Notices were posted in January, 1768 at the door of the courthouse in Joppa, at the church door of St. Paul's Parish, at the church door of St. Thomas' Parish, at the church door of St. John's Parish, at the church door of St. George's Parish, at the door of the chapel of St. George's Parish, at the door of the chapel of St. John's Parish, and at the house called St. Thomas' Chapel in St. Thomas' Parish, by Absalom Butler and sworn to before the Honorable Benjamin Rogers. Notices were printed in English and German. Tabulations indicate that 2,271 voted for the removal of the courthouse, and 901 voted against it. (It should be noted that some signatures are missing due to the disintegration of the paper, and there also appears to be some who signed more than once.) Five years later, Harford County separated from Baltimore County and set up its court house at Bush (Harford Town) in 1774 and at Bel Air in 1782.

"SIGNERS FOR THE REMOVAL OF THE COUNTY SEAT TO BALTIMORE TOWN (1768)...

"…Edward Owings…Charles Ridgely (son William)... (Petition endorsed by Jonathan Plowman)
"Elisha Dorsey... (Petition endorsed by Charles Rogers)
"…Alexander Wells, Nathaniel Owings...Stephen Hart Owings…(Petition endorsed by Alexander Wells)
"…Nathaniel Stinchcomb, Sr., Thomas Wells…Richard Wells…(Petition endorsed by Dr. William Lyon)
"...Lott Owings... Anthony Arnold... John Calvert (Petition endorsed by William Lux and Benjamin Rogers)
"…Richard Owings... William Cockey.(Petition endorsed by Joseph Cromwell, Sr.)
"... John Talbott (son Edward)... William Worthington…Larkin Randall…Bale Owings…John Fishpaw…Richard Cole…(Petition endorsed by John Merryman, Jr. and John Leet)
"…Benjamin Rogers…William Cole… (Petition endorsed in the Market Place by John Leets)
"…Edward Dorsey (of BC), Nicholas Dorsey, Jr….Edward Talbot… Vachel Dorsey... Christopher Owings, Richard Owings... William Arnold… Edward Dorsey (son John)... Lancelott Dorsey, Charles Dorsey (son Nathan), Ely Dorsey... Henry Dorsey... James Dorsey… Charles Dorsey… Nicholas Dorsey, Sr…. (Petition endorsed by George Ogg)
"…Edmund Talbott… (Petition endorsed by Thomas Jones)
"… Samuel Owings (of Thomas)… (Petition endorsed by Abraham Walker and Benjamin Rogers)
"… Samuel Dorsey, Jr.... (Petition endorsed by Moses Galloway)
"… Joshua Owings, Jr.... (Petition not endorsed)
"…Joseph Cole… John Hall (son of Joshua)… (Petition endorsed by Capt. Richard Richards)
"… Henry Dorsey, Jr. (Mutilated petition; at least five names torn away)
"… Henry Griffith Dorsey, Sr… Leakin Dorsey… Thomas Gist… (Petition endorsed by John Riston)
"… Philip Coale… (Petition endorsed by Richard McCallister)…
"… Samuel Owings... John Wells... (Petition endorsed by Daniel Bowers)
"… Thomas Owings… (Petition endorsed by George Risteau and Benjamin Rogers)

Noted events in his life were:

• Grantor: of a deed, 29 Mar 1788, Frederick Co., Maryland, United States.

• Grantee: of a deed, 15 Nov 1789, Nelson Co., Kentucky, United States.

• Grantor: of a deed, 13 Aug 1793, Nelson Co., Kentucky, United States.

130. Charles Griffith Dorsey 167 (Nicholas, Jr.61, Nicholas, [son of Col. Edward]26, Edward, [Jr.] of "Dorsey" (Major)17, Edward, "the Colonist"16, Edward, [uncertain]15, Thomas, of Hornby, Yorkshire14, John, of Chiche, Essex13, Thomas12, Roger, of Danbury, Essex11, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex10, Robert, of Maldon, Essex9, Robert, of Malden, Essex8, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex7, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex, England6, Henry, of Little Malden, Essex, England5, Norman, of Little Malden, Essex4, Alexander, of Little Malden, Essex3, Michael, of Little Malden, Essex2, Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1) was born about 1744 and died on 12 Sep 1814 about age 70.

Research Notes: Second husband of Anne (Nancy) Dorsey.

Son of Nicholas Dorsey, Jr., and Sarah Griffith.

Charles married Anne Dorsey,167 daughter of Michael Dorsey and Ruth Todd, on 25 Mar 1777. Anne was born on 29 Jan 1748 in Maryland, (United States) and died on 30 Sep 1808 in Maryland, United States at age 60. Another name for Anne was Nancy Dorsey.

(Duplicate Line. See Person 124)

131. Ely Dorsey, [son of Patuxent John] 120 181 182 (John "Patuxent John", of Dorsey's Search (Captain)71, Edward35, John, of "Hockley-in-the-Hole" (Honorable Capt.)18, Edward, "the Colonist"16, Edward, [uncertain]15, Thomas, of Hornby, Yorkshire14, John, of Chiche, Essex13, Thomas12, Roger, of Danbury, Essex11, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex10, Robert, of Maldon, Essex9, Robert, of Malden, Essex8, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex7, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex, England6, Henry, of Little Malden, Essex, England5, Norman, of Little Malden, Essex4, Alexander, of Little Malden, Essex3, Michael, of Little Malden, Essex2, Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1) was born about 1720 in <Queen Caroline Parish>, Anne Arundel (Howard), Maryland, (United States) and died before 3 Feb 1794 in <Anne Arundel>, Maryland, United States.

Research Notes: Eldest son of Patuxent John Dorsey.

From http://www.rootsweb.com/~mdannear/firstfam/dorsey/d17544.htm#P17544:

"[The will of Elizabeth Dorsey] made January 25, 1775 and proved March 23, 1777 left:

To daughter Lucy Dorsey, 2 negroes and personalty
All personal estate to be sold and debts paid and remainder of money divided equally among nine children, Ely, Basil, Benjamin, John, Samuel, Deborah, and Lucy Dorsey, Ruth Talbot, and Rachel Ridgely
Exrs: daughter Lucy Dorsey and nephew John Dorsey
Test: Samuel Brown Jr., Sara Brown, Rachel Todd (Wills 41, f. 421)"
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From http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=mrmarsha&id=I36906:

Provincial Court Land Records, 1762-1763
Volume 724, Page 40

This Indenture made the 23.d Day of April in the Year of our Lord one thousand Seven hundred and sixty two Between Ely Dorsey Eldest son & heir at Law of Cap.t John Dorsey jun.r late of Ann Arundel County deceased of the one Part and William Hall of Elk Ridge of the same county Merchant of the other Part Whereas the said John Dorsey deceased and William Hall did heretofore take up in Partnership a Tract or Parcel of Land called Dorseys Partnership lying in Frederick County containing one thousand four hundred and seventy five acres granted to the said John Dorsey in his lifetime by Patent bearing Date the first day of January in the Year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and sixty And Whereas the said John Dorsey by his last Will and Testament in writing duly proved and Registered in the Commissarys Office of this Province did amongst other things devise as follows Viz.t " I give and Bequeath unto my son Benjamin Dorsey two hundred and forty eight Acres of Land Part of a Tract of Land called " Partnership as laid out by Joseph Plummer
Item I give and Bequeath " unto William Hall of Elk Ridge all the Residue of the Land called Partnership not already Bequeathed upon the said Halls paying a Proportional part of the charges now due and that shall hereafter accrue thereon to the Quantity of Land that he shall have he having already paid his proportion of the other charges and the Caution Money as by the same Patent and Will Reference being thereunto had may more fully appear Now this Indenture Witnesseth that the said Ely Dorsey for and in consideration of the Caution Money and proportion of charges aforesaid pa of his Deceased Father as also for and in consideration of the sum of five shillings to him in Hand paid Hath Granted Remised Released and Confirmed and by these Presents Doth Grant Remise Release and Confirm unto him the said William Hall his Heirs and Assigns All that part of the Tract or Parcel of Land aforesaid called Dorsey's Partnership agreeable to the Division made by the said Joseph Plummer contained within the following Metes and Bounds ....... containing in the said Part One thousand two hundred and two Acres of Land more or Less, together with all and Singular the Improvements Profits and Advantages to the same part belonging and all the Estate Right Title and Interest either in Law or equity of him the said Ely Dorsey of into or out of the same and the Reversion and Reversions Remainder and Remainders Rents Issues and Profits of that part hereby conveyed or intended so to be To have and to hold the same Parcel of Land hereby conveyed agreeable to the courses aforesaid containing one thousand two hundred and two acres and other the Premisses with the appurtenances unto him the said William Hall his Heirs and Assigns forever to his and their own proper use and Behoof and to no other Intent or Purpose whatsoever In Witness whereof the Party to these Presents have hereunto set his hand and seal the Day and Year first above written
Sealed and Delivered Ely Dorsey (seal)
In Presence of
Henry Hall
John Weems

On the Back of the aforegoing Deed was thus Written to wit

Ann Arund.l County fs April 23.d 1762 Then came before us the subscribers Two of his Lordships Justices of the Peace for Ann Arundel County the within named Ely Dorsey and acknowledged the within Instrument of Writing to be his Act and deed and the Land and Premisses therein specified to be the Right and Estate of the within named William Hall his Heirs and Assigns according to the true intent and meaning thereof Henry Hall

John Weems

May 7.th 1762 Received of M.r William Hall Two Pounds eight shillings and one Penny sterling for the use of the Lord Baltimore being the Alienation Fine on the within one thousand two hundred and two Acres of Land by Virtue of a Commission from Edward Lloyd Esq.r his said Lordship's Agent and Receiver General
Recorded 10.th May 1762
Benj.a Beall

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The "Ely Dorsey" below may be a different individual:

From Inhabitants of Baltimore County 1763-1774, pp. 27-41:

"JOPPA COURTHOUSE PETITION OF 1768

"The petitions for and against the removal of the county seat of Baltimore County from Joppa to Baltimore Town in 1768 are discussed at length in the Archives of Maryland, Vol. 61 (Appendix). Notices were posted in January, 1768 at the door of the courthouse in Joppa, at the church door of St. Paul's Parish, at the church door of St. Thomas' Parish, at the church door of St. John's Parish, at the church door of St. George's Parish, at the door of the chapel of St. George's Parish, at the door of the chapel of St. John's Parish, and at the house called St. Thomas' Chapel in St. Thomas' Parish, by Absalom Butler and sworn to before the Honorable Benjamin Rogers. Notices were printed in English and German. Tabulations indicate that 2,271 voted for the removal of the courthouse, and 901 voted against it. (It should be noted that some signatures are missing due to the disintegration of the paper, and there also appears to be some who signed more than once.) Five years later, Harford County separated from Baltimore County and set up its court house at Bush (Harford Town) in 1774 and at Bel Air in 1782.

"SIGNERS FOR THE REMOVAL OF THE COUNTY SEAT TO BALTIMORE TOWN (1768)...

"...Thomas Cockey...Joshua Owings...Charles Ridgely... Samuel Owings... John Cockey... Benjamin Wells, Charles Wells... George Wells... Caleb Warfield, Nathaniel Stinchcomb... William Coale...Christopher Randall, Jr.... J. Cockey Owings... William Wells, Jr.... William Wells...Edward Talbott... Edward Cockey... Benjamin Talbott... Charles Ridgely (son William)... Elisha Dorsey... Alexander Wells, Nathaniel Owings...Nathaniel Stinchcomb, Sr....Lott Owings... Anthony Arnold... Richard Owings... William Cockey... John Talbott (son Edward)... Richard Owings... William Slade... Edward Talbot... Vachel Dorsey... Christopher Owings, Richard Owings... Edward Dorsey (son John)... Lancelott Dorsey, Charles Dorsey (son Nathan), Ely Dorsey... Henry Dorsey...Samuel Dorsey, Jr.... Joshua Owings, Jr.... Samuel Owings... John Wells... Thomas Owings... Henry Butler... George Dorsey...

"SIGNERS AGAINST THE REMOVAL OF THE COUNTY SEAT TO BALTIMORE TOWN (1768)...

Greenbury Dorsey, Jr....William Wells..."

ibid, pp. 57-60:

"LIST OF TAXABLES IN DELAWARE HUNDRED, BALTIMORE COUNTY, 1773

[Among those listed are:]

Dorsey, Edward; Edward Dorsey; John Goodlan; Wm. Shavens; William Price; Joseph Holdin; Comfort

Dorsey, Basel (Qtr.); Thomas Gilbert; Henry Gilbert

Dorsey, Caly

Dorsey, Nicholas; Abrim, Soloman

Dorsey, Charles (of Nich.); Joseph Chapman; John Carter; John Langley; George Miller; Absilam Frisel

Dorsey, Nicholas Jr.; William Aston; John Martin; Thomas Miller

Dorsey, John (Qtr.); Ka(?)es Conener; Edward Gattle; Thomas Giffiry; John Poe; John Mikes; John Cocks; Richard Williams; Harry Cater Cub

Dorsey, Ely (Qtr.); John Randle; Will; Joe

Dorsey, Ely

Owings, Richard (son of Samuel); James Riley;l John Highnmarsh; Timothy Philips

Wilmoth, John (Qtr); Jiry; Bess; Dinis Downey

"On Reverse side: Delaware Hundred Taxes 462 examined by JSH. The Hole Amount of Taxes is 501: Richard Owings, son of Sam."

Noted events in his life were:

• Inherited: his father's portion of "Dorsey's Partnership" (1,202 acres), Abt Aug 1761, Frederick Co., Maryland, (United States).

• Conveyed: his portion of "Dorsey's Partnership" in Frederick County to William Hall of Elk Ridge, 23 Apr 1762, Frederick Co., Maryland, (United States). Ely Dorsey's portion of was 1,202 acres.

• Oath of Allegiance: before Hon. Reuben Meriweather, 2 Mar 1778, Maryland, (United States).

• Served: on the Committee of Observation, 1775, Maryland, (United States).

• Will: Signed will, 22 Oct 1789.

• Codicil: Signed codicil to will, 9 Mar 1793.

• Probate: Estate probated, 3 Feb 1794, Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, United States.

Ely married Mary Crockett,70 120 daughter of John Crockett and Unknown, on 24 Jan 1744.

Research Notes: First wife of Ely Dorsey.


Children from this marriage were:

+ 252 M    i. John Crockett Dorsey 286 died before 19 Dec 1795.

+ 253 F    ii. Mary Dorsey, [dau. of Ely]

Ely next married Deborah Dorsey,110 120 daughter of Caleb Dorsey, of Hockley in the Hole [son of Capt. John] and Elinor Warfield, about 1750 in <Anne Arundel>, Maryland, (United States). Deborah was born on 25 Nov 1722 in St. Anne's Parish, Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States) and died before 21 May 1807.

Research Notes: Second wife of Ely Dorsey.

Noted events in her life were:

• Will: Signed will, 21 Mar 1796.

• Probate: Estate probated, 21 May 1807, Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, United States.

(Duplicate Line. See Person 85)

132. Ruth Dorsey 70 183 184 185 186 (John "Patuxent John", of Dorsey's Search (Captain)71, Edward35, John, of "Hockley-in-the-Hole" (Honorable Capt.)18, Edward, "the Colonist"16, Edward, [uncertain]15, Thomas, of Hornby, Yorkshire14, John, of Chiche, Essex13, Thomas12, Roger, of Danbury, Essex11, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex10, Robert, of Maldon, Essex9, Robert, of Malden, Essex8, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex7, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex, England6, Henry, of Little Malden, Essex, England5, Norman, of Little Malden, Essex4, Alexander, of Little Malden, Essex3, Michael, of Little Malden, Essex2, Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1) was born about 1731 in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, (United States) and died after 1777 in Ellicott City, Anne Arundel (Howard), Maryland, United States. Other names for Ruth were Ruth Dorset and Ruth Talbot.

Birth Notes: http://www.angelfire.com/oh5/paula7717/ewentalbott.html gives birth year as 1720, but it is not necessarily a reliable source.
http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=marykl&id=I155731 has b. 1731 in Anne Arundel Co.
May have been born as early as 1717.

Death Notes: http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=marykl&id=I155731 has place but no date.

Research Notes: From The Dorsey Family, p. 142:

"[The will of Elizabeth Dorsey] made January 25, 1775 and proved March 23, 1777 left:

To daughter Lucy Dorsey, 2 negroes and personalty
All personal estate to be sold and debts paid and remainder of money divided equally among nine children, Ely, Basil, Benjamin, John, Samuel, Deborah, and Lucy Dorsey, Ruth Talbot, and Rachel Ridgely
Exrs: daughter Lucy Dorsey and nephew John Dorsey
Test: Samuel Brown Jr., Sara Brown, Rachel Todd (Wills 41, f. 421)"
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From The Founders of Anne Arundel and Howard Counties, Maryland , p. 530:

"Richard Talbott, ensign in Anne Arundel County, was passed by John Dorsey, in 1776. He was in Captain Edward Norwood's Company in 1776. He was a son of Richard Talbott, of 'Talbott's Vineyard.' Richard Talbott married Ruth, daughter of Patuxent John Dorsey. (Mrs. Elizabeth Dorsey named in her will of 1777 her daughter, Ruth Talbott.) They resided near Jonestown. The old graveyard was removed to St. John's Church. Their son, John Lawrence Talbott (1784--first, Henrietta Phillips; second, Mary Porter (1799). Issue, Richard, John Providence, Jefferson of Laurel, Madison, George Washington, Charles, Allen and Mary."

Noted events in her life were:

• Named: in her mother's will, 1777.

Ruth married John Todd.70 287 288 John was born on 17 Sep 1715 in St. Margaret's Parish, Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States).

Children from this marriage were:

+ 254 F    i. Ruth Todd 289 was born on 4 May 1741 in Baltimore Co., Maryland, (United States) and died in 1815 at age 74.

+ 255 M    ii. Rezin Todd 290 was born on 24 Jun 1743 in St. Margaret's Parish, Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States).

+ 256 M    iii. Ely Todd 291 was born on 5 Jul 1746 in St. Margaret's Parish, Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States).

Ruth next married Richard Talbott, of Talbott's Vineyard,186 son of Edward Talbott, [Jr.] and Elizabeth < >, before 1750 in Maryland, United States. Richard was born between 1708 and 1712 in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, (United States), died after 1782 in Elk Ridge, Anne Arundel (Howard), Maryland, United States, and was buried in St. John's Cemetery, Anne Arundel (Howard), Maryland, United States. Another name for Richard was Richard Talbot.

Marriage Notes: From The Dorsey Family, p. 142 - "bef. 1750 Richard Talbot (Accts. 28, f. 237)"

70

Research Notes: http://www.srdunn.net/Steve%20Dunn.pdf has b. abt 1712 in Anne Arundel MD, d. aft 1782 in Elkridge, Anne Arundel MD.

FamilySearch.org Compact Disc #88 Pin #5348
(Rod Blackman) - no dates
AFN: 99JT-5V has b. 1708

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From The Founders of Anne Arundel and Howard Counties, Maryland, p. 530:

"John Talbott, above, surveyed in 1732 'Talbott's Last Shift.' This is on the Patapsco, adjoining 'Moores Morning Choice,' 'Chews Vineyard' and Edward Dorsey's estate, near Columbia. It contained 1,120 acres. He sold it to Edward Talbott, Richard Talbott, Richard Galloway and George Ellicott.

"The Ellicott part was bought by Benjamin Dorsey, in 1741. Edward Talbot resurveyed his as 'Talbotts Vineyard' and increased it to 1,031 acres..."

"... Richard Talbott married Ruth, daughter of Patuxent John Dorsey. (Mrs. Elizabeth Dorsey named in her will of 1777 her daughter, Ruth Talbott.) They resided near Jonestown. The old graveyard was removed to St. John's Church. Their son, John Lawrence Talbott (1784--first, Henrietta Phillips; second, Mary Porter (1799). Issue, Richard, John Providence, Jefferson of Laurel, Madison, George Washington, Charles, Allen and Mary."

Noted events in his life were:

• Inherited: One-third of "The Vineyard," jointly with his brother Edward, from his father, 3 Jul 1718, Baltimore Co., Maryland, (United States). "The Vineyard" comprised 1000 acres in Baltimore County. One-third went to his mother, Elizabeth, during her lifetime; the other third went to his brother John.

• Inherited: half of his mother's one-third of "The Vineyard," willed to her for her lifetime, 1721, Baltimore Co., Maryland, (United States).

• Residence: near Jonestown.

• Purchased: part of "Talbott's Last Shift" on the Patapsco from John Talbott, Aft 1732, <Anne Arundel Co.>, Maryland, (United States). "Talbott's Last Shift," containing 1120 acres, adjoined "Moores Morning Choice," "Chew's Vineyard" and Edward Dorsey's estate, near Columbia..

Children from this marriage were:

+ 257 M    i. John Lawrence Talbott, [Sr.] was born in 1750 and died in 1825 at age 75.

+ 258 M    ii. Lt. Richard Talbott 186 292 was born on 25 Dec 1753 in Maryland, (United States), was christened in St. Thomas Church, Baltimore, Baltimore, Maryland, (United States), died on 22 Dec 1821 in Monroe Co., Ohio, United States at age 67, and was buried in Carson Cemetery, Grandview Twp, New Matamoras, Washington, Ohio, United States.

+ 259 M    iii. Henry Talbott was born in 1754 and died in 1814 at age 60.

+ 260 F    iv. Michal [I] Talbott was born in 1759 and died in 1831 at age 72.

+ 261 M    v. James Talbott was born about 1766 and died about 1847 about age 81.

+ 262 F    vi. Bazaleel Talbott was born in 1768 and died in 1846 at age 78.

+ 263 F    vii. Helen Talbott was born about 1770.

+ 264 F    viii. Sally Talbott .

+ 265 F    ix. Nancy Talbott .

+ 266 F    x. Providence Talbot .

133. John Dorsey, [son of "Patuxent" John] 70 71 126 187 (John "Patuxent John", of Dorsey's Search (Captain)71, Edward35, John, of "Hockley-in-the-Hole" (Honorable Capt.)18, Edward, "the Colonist"16, Edward, [uncertain]15, Thomas, of Hornby, Yorkshire14, John, of Chiche, Essex13, Thomas12, Roger, of Danbury, Essex11, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex10, Robert, of Maldon, Essex9, Robert, of Malden, Essex8, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex7, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex, England6, Henry, of Little Malden, Essex, England5, Norman, of Little Malden, Essex4, Alexander, of Little Malden, Essex3, Michael, of Little Malden, Essex2, Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1) was born about 1734 in Queen Caroline Parish, Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States) and died on 30 Sep 1815 in Frederick Co., Maryland, United States about age 81.

Birth Notes: Revolutionary Patriots of Anne Arundel gives "c1760" as his birth year.

Research Notes: From Revolutionary Patriots of Anne Arundel, p. 51:

"Married Mary Cummings and had 8 children: Margaret Dorsey, John Dorsey, Samuel Thomas Dorsey, Basil Dorsey, Elizabeth Dorsey, Mary Dorsey, William Dorsey, and David Alexander dorsey. He took the Oath of Allegiance in Anne Arundel County on March 12, 1778 and died in Frederick County in 1815 (according to Source T-277)."

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From The Dorsey Family, p. 142:

"The will of John Dorsey Jr. made May 15, 1761... left: To ... son John Dorsey, 50 acres Good Luck...

[The will of Elizabeth Dorsey] made January 25, 1775 and proved March 23, 1777 left:

To daughter Lucy Dorsey, 2 negroes and personalty
All personal estate to be sold and debts paid and remainder of money divided equally among nine children, Ely, Basil, Benjamin, John, Samuel, Deborah, and Lucy Dorsey, Ruth Talbot, and Rachel Ridgely
Exrs: daughter Lucy Dorsey and nephew John Dorsey
Test: Samuel Brown Jr., Sara Brown, Rachel Todd (Wills 41, f. 421)"

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The John Dorsey in the following lists may be a different individual.

From Inhabitants of Baltimore County 1763-1774, pp. 7-8:

"DELAWARE HUNDRED, 1763

[Among those listed are:]
Dorsey, Edward
Dorsey, John, Qtrs.
Wells, Valentine

"Note by William N. Wilkins: The last six pages of Delaware Hundred are missing. Last page of this Hundred is marked as #22. The names on these missing pages however, can be deterined from the index; thus, all of the names are shown.

Ibid., pp. 16-23:

"INDEX TO AQUILA HALL'S ASSESSMENT LEDGER, 1762-1765

Aquila Hall was High Sheriff of Baltimore County and after Harford County separated from Baltimore County in 1773 he was appointed Colonel of Militia and one of the Lord Justices of the new county of Harford from 1774 to 1779. While serving as Sheriff of Baltimore County he compiled a tax assessment ledger of 145 pages which named 1,380 persons, their land tracts, and their assessments... Its index contains the following names...

"William Cockey,... Joshua Cockey,... Edward Cockey,... John Hammond Dorsey,... Caleb Dorsey, Bazil Dorsey, Edward Dorsey,... Caleb Dorsey,... Richard Dorsey,...John Dorsey,...Samuel Owings,... John Owings, Joshua Owings,... Sarah Owings,... Stephen Owings,... Samuel Owings,... Elijah Owings,... Henry Owings,... Christopher Randell,... John Ridgley,... Charles Ridgley, Jr.,... Capt. John Stinchcombe,... Nathan Stinchcombe,... Edmund Talbott, Thomas Talbott,... Philip Thomas,... Edward Talbott,... Samuel Underwood,... Benjamin Wells,... James Wells,... William Wells, James Wells, Jr.,... Charles Wells,... Elex Wells..."

Ibid, pp. 57-60:

"A LIST OF TAXABLES IN DELAWARE HUNDRED, BALTIMORE COUNTY, 1773

"...Dorsey, Edward; Edward Dorsey; John Goodlan; Wm. Shavens; William Price; Joseph Holdin; Comfort
Dorsey, Basel (Qtr.); Thomas Gilbert; Henry Gilbert…
Dorsey, Caly…
Dorsey, Nicholas; Abrim, Soloman
Dorsey, Charles (of Nich.); Joseph Chapman; John Carter; John Langley; George Miller; Absilam Frisel
Dorsey, Nicholas Jr.; William Aston; John Martin; Thomas Miller
Dorsey, John (Qtr.); Ka(?)es Conener; Edward Gattle; Thomas Giffiry; John Poe; John Mikes; John Cocks; Richard Williams; Harry Cater Cub
Dorsey, Ely (Qtr.); John Randle; Will; Joe
Dorsey, Ely...

Ibid., pp. 89-105:

"TAXABLES IN ST. PAUL'S PARISH, BALTIMORE COUNTY, IN 1774

"This list of taxables is recorded in Reverend Ethan Allen's book entitled Historical Sketches of St. Paul's Parish in Baltimore County, Maryland which he compiled in 1855. A copy is available in the Maryland Historical Society Library in Baltimore...

"WESTMINSTER HUNDRED, 1774

"...*Col. John Dorsey,...William Richardson, carpenter, acct., Charles Ridgely, Jr. - 3,... Ridgely & Nicholson, acct., William Robinson - 0,...

Noted events in his life were:

• Inherited: 50 acres of "Good Luck" from his father, 6 Sep 1761.

• Will: 15 Aug 1812, Frederick Co., Maryland, United States.

John married Mary Cummings,187 daughter of William Cummings and Margaret,. Mary was born about 1751, died on 8 Apr 1806 in Frederick Co., Maryland, United States about age 55, and was buried in Dorsey-Mercer Cemetery, Unionville, Frederick Co., Maryland, United States.

The child from this marriage was:

+ 267 M    i. William Dorsey 293 died in Sep 1794 in Frederick Co., Maryland, United States.

134. Benjamin Dorsey 70 188 189 (John "Patuxent John", of Dorsey's Search (Captain)71, Edward35, John, of "Hockley-in-the-Hole" (Honorable Capt.)18, Edward, "the Colonist"16, Edward, [uncertain]15, Thomas, of Hornby, Yorkshire14, John, of Chiche, Essex13, Thomas12, Roger, of Danbury, Essex11, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex10, Robert, of Maldon, Essex9, Robert, of Malden, Essex8, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex7, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex, England6, Henry, of Little Malden, Essex, England5, Norman, of Little Malden, Essex4, Alexander, of Little Malden, Essex3, Michael, of Little Malden, Essex2, Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1) was born in 1741 in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, (United States).

Research Notes: From The Dorsey Family, p. 142:

"The will of John Dorsey Jr. made May 15, 1761... left: To... son Benjamin Dorsey, 100 acres of Long Reach, and also all land taken by a warrant of Resurvey adjoining Dorsey's Search, and 248 acres, part of a tract called Partnership as laid out by Joseph Plummer...
To Lucy, Samuel and Benjamin Dorsey, as much of my estate as will make their parts equal to the part I have already given my daughters that are married...
Exrs: wife Elizabeth and son Bazil Dorsey...

[The will of Elizabeth Dorsey] made January 25, 1775 and proved March 23, 1777 left:

To daughter Lucy Dorsey, 2 negroes and personalty
All personal estate to be sold and debts paid and remainder of money divided equally among nine children, Ely, Basil, Benjamin, John, Samuel, Deborah, and Lucy Dorsey, Ruth Talbot, and Rachel Ridgely
Exrs: daughter Lucy Dorsey and nephew John Dorsey
Test: Samuel Brown Jr., Sara Brown, Rachel Todd (Wills 41, f. 421)"

Noted events in his life were:

• Inherited: 248 acres of the 1475-acre tract "Dorsey's Partnership" from his father, Abt Aug 1761, Frederick Co., Maryland, (United States).

• Inherited: 100 acres of "Long Reach" from his father, Abt Aug 1761.

• Inherited: "all land taken by a warrant of Resurvey adjoining Dorsey's Search" from his father, Abt Aug 1761.

Benjamin married Sarah Dorsey,70 132 daughter of Colonel Henry Dorsey and Elizabeth Worthington,. Sarah was born on 22 Apr 1746 in Christ Church, Queen Caroline Parish, Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States).

(Duplicate Line. See Person 94)

135. Samuel Dorsey, [son of "Patuxent" John] 70 190 (John "Patuxent John", of Dorsey's Search (Captain)71, Edward35, John, of "Hockley-in-the-Hole" (Honorable Capt.)18, Edward, "the Colonist"16, Edward, [uncertain]15, Thomas, of Hornby, Yorkshire14, John, of Chiche, Essex13, Thomas12, Roger, of Danbury, Essex11, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex10, Robert, of Maldon, Essex9, Robert, of Malden, Essex8, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex7, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex, England6, Henry, of Little Malden, Essex, England5, Norman, of Little Malden, Essex4, Alexander, of Little Malden, Essex3, Michael, of Little Malden, Essex2, Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1) died in 1779.

Research Notes: From The Dorsey Family, p. 142:

"The will of John Dorsey Jr. made May 15, 1761... left: To son Samuel Dorsey, 456 acres Dorsey's Search, 126 acres Sam's Lott, and 25 acres Pleasant Valley...
To Lucy, Samuel and Benjamin Dorsey, as much of my estate as will make their parts equal to the part I have already given my daughters that are married...
Exrs: wife Elizabeth and son Bazil Dorsey...

"[The will of Elizabeth Dorsey] made January 25, 1775 and proved March 23, 1777 left:

To daughter Lucy Dorsey, 2 negroes and personalty
All personal estate to be sold and debts paid and remainder of money divided equally among nine children, Ely, Basil, Benjamin, John, Samuel, Deborah, and Lucy Dorsey, Ruth Talbot, and Rachel Ridgely
Exrs: daughter Lucy Dorsey and nephew John Dorsey
Test: Samuel Brown Jr., Sara Brown, Rachel Todd (Wills 41, f. 421)"

Samuel married Eleanor Woodward, daughter of Henry Woodward and Unknown,. Eleanor died before 1779.

Research Notes: Source: The Dorsey Family by Maxwell J. Dorsey, Jean Muir Dorsey and Nannie Ball Nimmo,2006, p. 142.


The child from this marriage was:

+ 268 F    i. Achsah Dorsey 238 died before 1806.

136. Capt. Basil Dorsey 70 191 192 (John "Patuxent John", of Dorsey's Search (Captain)71, Edward35, John, of "Hockley-in-the-Hole" (Honorable Capt.)18, Edward, "the Colonist"16, Edward, [uncertain]15, Thomas, of Hornby, Yorkshire14, John, of Chiche, Essex13, Thomas12, Roger, of Danbury, Essex11, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex10, Robert, of Maldon, Essex9, Robert, of Malden, Essex8, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex7, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex, England6, Henry, of Little Malden, Essex, England5, Norman, of Little Malden, Essex4, Alexander, of Little Malden, Essex3, Michael, of Little Malden, Essex2, Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1) was born about 1745 in Queen Caroline Parish, Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States) and died before 27 Aug 1799 in Frederick, Maryland, United States. Another name for Basil was Basil Dorsey Jr.

Research Notes: From The Dorsey Family, p. 142:

"[The will of Elizabeth Dorsey] made January 25, 1775 and proved March 23, 1777 left:

To daughter Lucy Dorsey, 2 negroes and personalty
All personal estate to be sold and debts paid and remainder of money divided equally among nine children, Ely, Basil, Benjamin, John, Samuel, Deborah, and Lucy Dorsey, Ruth Talbot, and Rachel Ridgely
Exrs: daughter Lucy Dorsey and nephew John Dorsey
Test: Samuel Brown Jr., Sara Brown, Rachel Todd (Wills 41, f. 421)"

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From Revolutionary Patriots of Anne Arundel, p. 47:

"DORSEY, BASIL (1745, Anne Arundel County - July, 1799, Frederick County). Son of John and Elizabeth Dorsey. He married Hannah Crockett in 1768. Served as Captain of Militia on December 28, 1776, in the Linganore Hundred Battalion of Frederick County; resigned his commission in 1777 (Ref: R-126, T-276)."

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The Basil Dorsey below may not be this individual.

From Inhabitants of Baltimore County 1763-1774, pp. 16-23:

"INDEX TO AQUILA HALL'S ASSESSMENT LEDGER, 1762-1765

Aquila Hall was High Sheriff of Baltimore County and after Harford County separated from Baltimore County in 1773 he was appointed Colonel of Militia and one of the Lord Justices of the new county of Harford from 1774 to 1779. While serving as Sheriff of Baltimore County he compiled a tax assessment ledger of 145 pages which named 1,380 persons, their land tracts, and their assessments... Its index contains the following names...

"William Cockey,... Joshua Cockey,... Edward Cockey,... John Hammond Dorsey,... Caleb Dorsey, Bazil Dorsey, Edward Dorsey,... Caleb Dorsey,... Richard Dorsey,...John Sorsey,...Samuel Owings,... John Owings, Joshua Owings,... Sarah Owings,... Stephen Owings,... Samuel Owings,... Elijah Owings,... Henry Owings,... Christopher Randell,... John Ridgley,... Charles Ridgley, Jr.,... Capt. John Stinchcombe,... Nathan Stinchcombe,... Edmund Talbott, Thomas Talbott,... Philip Thomas,... Edward Talbott,... Samuel Underwood,... Benjamin Wells,... James Wells,... William Wells, James Wells, Jr.,... Charles Wells,... Elex Wells..."

Ibid., pp. 57-60:

"LIST OF TAXABLES IN DELAWARE HUNDRED, BALTIMORE COUNTY, 1773

[Among those listed are:]

Dorsey, Edward; Edward Dorsey; John Goodlan; Wm. Shavens; William Price; Joseph Holdin; Comfort

Dorsey, Basel (Qtr.); Thomas Gilbert; Henry Gilbert

Dorsey, Caly

Dorsey, Nicholas; Abrim, Soloman

Dorsey, Charles (of Nich.); Joseph Chapman; John Carter; John Langley; George Miller; Absilam Frisel

Dorsey, Nicholas Jr.; William Aston; John Martin; Thomas Miller

Dorsey, John (Qtr.); Ka(?)es Conener; Edward Gattle; Thomas Giffiry; John Poe; John Mikes; John Cocks; Richard Williams; Harry Cater Cub

Dorsey, Ely (Qtr.); John Randle; Will; Joe

Dorsey, Ely

Owings, Richard (son of Samuel); James Riley;l John Highnmarsh; Timothy Philips

Wilmoth, John (Qtr); Jiry; Bess; Dinis Downey

"On Reverse side: Delaware Hundred Taxes 462 examined by JSH. The Hole Amount of Taxes is 501: Richard Owings, son of Sam."


Noted events in his life were:

• Will: Signed will, 7 Aug 1799, Frederick Co., Maryland, United States.

• Probate: 27 Aug 1799, <Anne Arundel>, Maryland, United States.

Basil married Hannah Crockett, daughter of John Crockett and Unknown, before 1757 in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, (United States). Hannah died before 1782.

Research Notes: Source: The Dorsey Family by Maxwell J. Dorsey, Jean Muir Dorsey and Nannie Ball Nimmo,2006, p. 142.

Also http://www.rootsweb.com/~mdannear/firstfam/dorsey/d25484.htm#P25484

Basil next married Tabitha Richardson on 25 Mar 1782 in Frederick Co., Maryland, United States. Tabitha died in 1816 in Frederick Co., Maryland, United States.

Marriage Notes: Source: The Dorsey Family by Maxwell J. Dorsey, Jean Muir Dorsey and Nannie Ball Nimmo,2006, p. 142.

Research Notes: http://www.rootsweb.com/~mdannear/firstfam/dorsey/d25484.htm#P25484

137. Rachel Dorsey 70 193 (John "Patuxent John", of Dorsey's Search (Captain)71, Edward35, John, of "Hockley-in-the-Hole" (Honorable Capt.)18, Edward, "the Colonist"16, Edward, [uncertain]15, Thomas, of Hornby, Yorkshire14, John, of Chiche, Essex13, Thomas12, Roger, of Danbury, Essex11, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex10, Robert, of Maldon, Essex9, Robert, of Malden, Essex8, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex7, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex, England6, Henry, of Little Malden, Essex, England5, Norman, of Little Malden, Essex4, Alexander, of Little Malden, Essex3, Michael, of Little Malden, Essex2, Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1) was born about 1746 in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, (United States) and died before 17 Aug 1792 in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, United States. Another name for Rachel was Rachel Ridgely.

Research Notes: Second wife of Henry Ridgely.

From The Dorsey Family, p. 142:

"The will of John Dorsey Jr. made May 15, 1761... left: To ... William Hall of Elk Ridge, all the residue of Partnership
To daughter Rachel Hall, 10 pounds current money in full for her part...

[The will of Elizabeth Dorsey] made January 25, 1775 and proved March 23, 1777 left:

To daughter Lucy Dorsey, 2 negroes and personalty
All personal estate to be sold and debts paid and remainder of money divided equally among nine children, Ely, Basil, Benjamin, John, Samuel, Deborah, and Lucy Dorsey, Ruth Talbot, and Rachel Ridgely
Exrs: daughter Lucy Dorsey and nephew John Dorsey
Test: Samuel Brown Jr., Sara Brown, Rachel Todd (Wills 41, f. 421)"

Noted events in her life were:

• Probate: 17 Aug 1792.

Rachel married William Hall. William died in 1770.

Research Notes: Source: The Dorsey Family by Maxwell J. Dorsey, Jean Muir Dorsey and Nannie Ball Nimmo,2006, p. 142.


From the book The Dorsey Family by Maxwell J. Dorsey, Jean Muir Dorsey and Nannie Ball Nimmo,2006, p. 142:
"The will of John Dorsey Jr. made May 15, 1761... left: To ... William Hall of Elk Ridge, all the residue of Partnership
To daughter Rachel Hall, 10 pounds current money in full for her part"

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Rachel next married Major Henry Ridgely,70 78 157 son of Henry Ridgely III and Elizabeth Warfield, in 1773 in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, (United States). Henry was born on 17 May 1728 in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, (United States) and died on 28 Jun 1791 in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, United States at age 63.

Research Notes: From The Dorsey Family, p. 142:

"On September 27, 1727, the freeholders of Queen Caroline parish, then a part of Anne Arundel county, met at the parish church and 'made choice' of Henry Ridgely and John Howard as churchwardens; Thomas Wainright, John Dorsey son of Edward, John Hammond son of Charles, Orland Griffith, Richard Davis and Robert Shipley as vestrymen. ...[M]ost of these worthies were landowners in this section..."
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From http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=mrmarsha&id=I45447:

JOHNSON, BARBARY, Anne Arundel County, planter. 30 April 1776
14 May 1776
To bro. Robert Johnson, Ex., all my personal estate including
11 negroes and household furniture.
Wit: Lewis Duvall; Henry Ridgley; Priscilla Pinkeye 40. 651

138. Lucy Dorsey (John "Patuxent John", of Dorsey's Search (Captain)71, Edward35, John, of "Hockley-in-the-Hole" (Honorable Capt.)18, Edward, "the Colonist"16, Edward, [uncertain]15, Thomas, of Hornby, Yorkshire14, John, of Chiche, Essex13, Thomas12, Roger, of Danbury, Essex11, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex10, Robert, of Maldon, Essex9, Robert, of Malden, Essex8, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex7, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex, England6, Henry, of Little Malden, Essex, England5, Norman, of Little Malden, Essex4, Alexander, of Little Malden, Essex3, Michael, of Little Malden, Essex2, Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1) died in 1808.

Death Notes: Died unmarried.

Research Notes: 3. Harry Wright Newman. Anne Arundel Gentry Vol 2. Author 1971, Family Line Publications 1990.
(from http://www.rootsweb.com/~mdannear/firstfam/dorsey/d4309.htm#P4309)

From the book The Dorsey Family by Maxwell J. Dorsey, Jean Muir Dorsey and Nannie Ball Nimmo,2006, p. 142:
"The will of John Dorsey Jr. made May 15, 1761... left: To ... daughter Lucy Dorsey, 1 negro boy
To Lucy, Samuel and Benjamin Dorsey, as much of my estate as will make their parts equal to the part I have already given my daughters that are married...
Exrs: wife Elizabeth and son Bazil Dorsey...

[The will of Elizabeth Dorsey] made January 25, 1775 and proved March 23, 1777 left:

To daughter Lucy Dorsey, 2 negroes and personalty
All personal estate to be sold and debts paid and remainder of money divided equally among nine children, Ely, Basil, Benjamin, John, Samuel, Deborah, and Lucy Dorsey, Ruth Talbot, and Rachel Ridgely
Exrs: daughter Lucy Dorsey and nephew John Dorsey
Test: Samuel Brown Jr., Sara Brown, Rachel Todd (Wills 41, f. 421)"

From the book The Dorsey Family by Maxwell J. Dorsey, Jean Muir Dorsey and Nannie Ball Nimmo,2006, p. 142:
"Sophia Dorsey, d. bef. 1760, m. Caleb Dorsey, son of John... Their daughter Elizabeth was left personalty in the will of her aunt Rachel Ridgely, 1792, and a plantation in the will of her aunt Lucy, 1808."

139. Deborah Dorsey (John "Patuxent John", of Dorsey's Search (Captain)71, Edward35, John, of "Hockley-in-the-Hole" (Honorable Capt.)18, Edward, "the Colonist"16, Edward, [uncertain]15, Thomas, of Hornby, Yorkshire14, John, of Chiche, Essex13, Thomas12, Roger, of Danbury, Essex11, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex10, Robert, of Maldon, Essex9, Robert, of Malden, Essex8, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex7, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex, England6, Henry, of Little Malden, Essex, England5, Norman, of Little Malden, Essex4, Alexander, of Little Malden, Essex3, Michael, of Little Malden, Essex2, Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1).

Research Notes: http://www.rootsweb.com/~mdannear/firstfam/dorsey/d17547.htm#P17547

From the book The Dorsey Family by Maxwell J. Dorsey, Jean Muir Dorsey and Nannie Ball Nimmo,2006, p. 142:

"[The will of Elizabeth Dorsey] made January 25, 1775 and proved March 23, 1777 left:

To daughter Lucy Dorsey, 2 negroes and personalty
All personal estate to be sold and debts paid and remainder of money divided equally among nine children, Ely, Basil, Benjamin, John, Samuel, Deborah, and Lucy Dorsey, Ruth Talbot, and Rachel Ridgely
Exrs: daughter Lucy Dorsey and nephew John Dorsey
Test: Samuel Brown Jr., Sara Brown, Rachel Todd (Wills 41, f. 421)"

140. Sophia Dorsey 194 195 (John "Patuxent John", of Dorsey's Search (Captain)71, Edward35, John, of "Hockley-in-the-Hole" (Honorable Capt.)18, Edward, "the Colonist"16, Edward, [uncertain]15, Thomas, of Hornby, Yorkshire14, John, of Chiche, Essex13, Thomas12, Roger, of Danbury, Essex11, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex10, Robert, of Maldon, Essex9, Robert, of Malden, Essex8, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex7, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex, England6, Henry, of Little Malden, Essex, England5, Norman, of Little Malden, Essex4, Alexander, of Little Malden, Essex3, Michael, of Little Malden, Essex2, Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1) died on 25 May 1762. Another name for Sophia was Sophie Dorsey.

Death Notes: The Dorsey Family by Maxwell J. Dorsey, Jean Muir Dorsey and Nannie Ball Nimmo,2006, p. 158 says d. bef. 1760. However, (http://www.biblerecords.com/dorsey.html)

"From an Old Dorsey Bible" by Ida M. Shirk, originally published in Genealogy, Volume 3, Number 10, October 1913, p. 98 has May 25, 1762.

Research Notes: First wife of Caleb Dorsey.

From The Dorsey Family, p. 142:
"Sophia Dorsey, d. bef. 1760, m. Caleb Dorsey, son of John... Their daughter Elizabeth was left personalty in the will of her aunt Rachel Ridgely, 1792, and a plantation in the will of her aunt Lucy, 1808."

Sophia married Caleb Dorsey, [son of John of Anne Arundel],71 113 147 son of John Dorsey, (son of Caleb) of "New Year's Gift" and Elizabeth Dorsey, on 1 Nov 1759 in Christ Church, Queen Caroline Parish, Anne Arundel, Maryland, United States.246 Caleb was born on 8 Jul 1740 in Queen Caroline Parish, Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States) and died on 10 Jul 1795 in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, United States at age 55.

Research Notes: From The Dorsey Family, p. 158:

"The will of John Dorsey made April 8, 1765 and proved in 1765 left:
To...son Caleb Dorsey, 3 negroes...
Exrs: wife Elizabeth and son Caleb Dorsey, empowered to sell house and lot in Frederick Town (Wiulls 35, f 258)...

The will of Elizabeth Dorsey made May 3, 1802 and proved December 10, 1803 left:
To... grandchildren Mortimer and Eliza Anne, children of son Richard, Caleb and Peggy Dorsey, children of son John, and Ellen Stringer, daughter of daughter Eleanor, personalty"

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From Revolutionary Patriots of Anne Arundel, p. 48:

"DORSEY, CALEB (July 8, 1740 - August, 1795). Son of John Dorsey and Elizabeth Dorsey. Married first to Sophia Dorsey in 1759 and they had one daughter, Elizabeth Dorsey. Married second to Rebecca Hammond in 1762 and they had 11 children: Sara Dorsey Lawrence, George Dorsey, Achsah Dorsey Gwinn, Caleb Dorsey, Sophia Dorsey Owings, Rebecca Dorsey, John Dorsey, William Dorsey, Larkin Dorsey, and Richard Dorsey. He served on the Committee of Observation in 1775, and took the Oath of Allegiance before Hon. Nicholas Worthington in March, 1778 (Ref: B027, F-22, R-180, R-181)."
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Noted events in his life were:

• Will: Signed will, 22 Jul 1795.

• Probate: Estate probated, 10 Aug 1795, Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, United States.

(Duplicate Line. See Person 108)

141. Edward Dorsey, Jr. 71 196 197 (Edward (Captain)72, Edward35, John, of "Hockley-in-the-Hole" (Honorable Capt.)18, Edward, "the Colonist"16, Edward, [uncertain]15, Thomas, of Hornby, Yorkshire14, John, of Chiche, Essex13, Thomas12, Roger, of Danbury, Essex11, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex10, Robert, of Maldon, Essex9, Robert, of Malden, Essex8, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex7, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex, England6, Henry, of Little Malden, Essex, England5, Norman, of Little Malden, Essex4, Alexander, of Little Malden, Essex3, Michael, of Little Malden, Essex2, Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1) was born about 1725 and died before 6 Jul 1782 in <Baltimore Co.>, Maryland, (United States).

Death Notes: May have died in 1782

Research Notes: From Revolutionary Patriots of Anne Arundel, p. 48:

"DORSEY, EDWARD (OF EDWARD), died by July 6, 1782. Son of Edward Dorsey and Sarah Todd. Married Deborah Maccubbin (?) and had 11 children: Ely Dorsey, Benjamin Dorsey, Rhesaw Dorsey, John Lawrence Dorsey, Sophia Dorsey Dorsey, Elizabeth Dorsey Dorsey, Edward Dorsey, Rachel Dorsey Glover, Sarah Dorsey Talbot, Deborah Dorsey Wilson , and Leaven Dorsey. 'Edward Dorsey, Jr.' was one of the petitioners to the Convention of Maryland to form an independent rifle company in July, 1776 (Ref: B-3). 'Edward Dorsey, of Edward' took the Oath of Allegiance before Hon. John Dorsey in 1778 (Ref: B-3, 26, R-127)."

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From The Dorsey Family, pp. 144-145:

"On December 5, 1745, Edward Dorsey gave 2 negro girls to his daughter Elizabeth Dorsey (Balt. Co. Deeds T.B. No. E, f. 3)...

The will of Edward Dorsey made April 14, 1764 and probated in 1767 left:

To son Edward Dorsey, 200 acres land part of Dorsey's Inheritance devised to wife Sarah, to be his after her death or marriage, and wearing apparell, and on condition that he discharge two bonds, one to Charles Carrol and the other to John Brice

To son Lancelot Dorsey, 50 acres, Baltimore County, which I had of his brother Edward

To son John Dorsey, 230 acres part of Dorsey's Inheritance including the plantation where he now lives and 79 acres before deeded to him which adjoins his plantation, his mother to have use of the small meadow and Tobacco house which is on the land

To son Charles Dorsey, 40 acres of land in Baltimore County, adjoining his plantation taken up in a survey made by his father (the testator), John Gillis and Edward Dorsey of John

To sons Ely Dorsey and Richard Dorsey, remainder of lands lying in Baltimore County being part of Ely's Lot and part of Belly Ache Thicket to be equally divided between them, appoint Vachel Dorsey to divide same

To daughter Ruth Dorsey, 1 shilling

To daughter Sarah Gassawy, 1 shilling

To Ely Dorsey, one negro boy named Will

To Richard Dorsey, one negro boy named Jem

To wife Sarah, personal estate, during widowhood, but if she should marry then to be equally divided between 3 youngest sons, Charles Ely, Richard.

Whereas I have reason to believe there is a great deal of iron ore on the 200 acres devised to son Edward, and if so, the profits of the ore are to be divided amonst the six sons

Exrs: sons John and Ely Dorsey (Wills, 36, f. 109)

The inventory of the estate of Capt. Edward Dorsey was taken November 30, 1767. The relations were Richard Dorsey and Thomas Dorsey. (Invts. 99, f. 155)..."

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This is probably the Edward Dorsey who appears in the following lists:

From Inhabitants of Baltimore County 1763-1774, pp. 7-8:

"DELAWARE HUNDRED, 1763

"[Among those listed are:]
...Dorsey, Charles
Dorsey, Lanslot
Dorsey, Andrew
Dorsey, Edward
Dorsey, John, Qtrs...."

Ibid., pp. 57-60:
From Inhabitants of Baltimore County 1763-1774, pp. 57-60:

"A LIST OF TAXABLES IN DELAWARE HUNDRED, BALTIMORE COUNTY, 1773

"[Among those listed are:]
Dorsey, Edward; Edward Dorsey; John Goodlan; Wm. Shavens; William Price; Joseph Holdin; Comfort
Dorsey, Basel (Qtr.); Thomas Gilbert; Henry Gilbert…
Dorsey, Caly…
Dorsey, Nicholas; Abrim, Soloman
Dorsey, Charles (of Nich.); Joseph Chapman; John Carter; John Langley; George Miller; Absilam Frisel
Dorsey, Nicholas Jr.; William Aston; John Martin; Thomas Miller
Dorsey, John (Qtr.); Ka(?)es Conener; Edward Gattle; Thomas Giffiry; John Poe; John Mikes; John Cocks; Richard Williams; Harry Cater Cub
Dorsey, Ely (Qtr.); John Randle; Will; Joe
Dorsey, Ely...
"Owings, Richard (son of Samuel); Jamees Riley; John Highnmarsh; Timothy Philips...

"On Reverse side: Delaware Hundred Taxes 462 examined by JSH. The Hole Amount of Taxes is 501: Richard Owings, son of Sam."

Ibid., pp.102-104:

"PATAPSCO UPPER HUNDRED IN 1774

[Among those listed are:]

…Dorsey's Forge - 25…*Edward Dorsey.

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He is probably NOT either Edward Dorsey found here:

Ibid., pp. 27-41:

"JOPPA COURTHOUSE PETITION OF 1768

"The petitions for and against the removal of the county seat of Baltimore County from Joppa to Baltimore Town in 1768 are discussed at length in the Archives of Maryland, Vol. 61 (Appendix). Notices were posted in January, 1768 at the door of the courthouse in Joppa, at the church door of St. Paul's Parish, at the church door of St. Thomas' Parish, at the church door of St. John's Parish, at the church door of St. George's Parish, at the door of the chapel of St. George's Parish, at the door of the chapel of St. John's Parish, and at the house called St. Thomas' Chapel in St. Thomas' Parish, by Absalom Butler and sworn to before the Honorable Benjamin Rogers. Notices were printed in English and German. Tabulations indicate that 2,271 voted for the removal of the courthouse, and 901 voted against it. (It should be noted that some signatures are missing due to the disintegration of the paper, and there also appears to be some who signed more than once.) Five years later, Harford County separated from Baltimore County and set up its court house at Bush (Harford Town) in 1774 and at Bel Air in 1782.

"SIGNERS FOR THE REMOVAL OF THE COUNTY SEAT TO BALTIMORE TOWN (1768)...

"…Edward Dorsey (of BC), Nicholas Dorsey, Jr….Edward Talbot… Vachel Dorsey... Christopher Owings, Richard Owings... William Arnold… Edward Dorsey (son John)... Lancelott Dorsey, Charles Dorsey (son Nathan), Ely Dorsey... Henry Dorsey... James Dorsey… Charles Dorsey… Nicholas Dorsey, Sr…. (Petition endorsed by George Ogg)

Noted events in his life were:

• Probate: of his estate, 6 Jul 1782, Baltimore Co., Maryland, (United States).

Edward married Deborah Macubbin, daughter of Zachariah Macubbin and Unknown,. Another name for Deborah was Deborah Maccubbin.

Research Notes: Source: The Dorsey Family by Maxwell J. Dorsey, Jean Muir Dorsey and Nannie Ball Nimmo,2006, p. 145

142. Ruth Dorsey 84 88 172 (Edward (Captain)72, Edward35, John, of "Hockley-in-the-Hole" (Honorable Capt.)18, Edward, "the Colonist"16, Edward, [uncertain]15, Thomas, of Hornby, Yorkshire14, John, of Chiche, Essex13, Thomas12, Roger, of Danbury, Essex11, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex10, Robert, of Maldon, Essex9, Robert, of Malden, Essex8, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex7, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex, England6, Henry, of Little Malden, Essex, England5, Norman, of Little Malden, Essex4, Alexander, of Little Malden, Essex3, Michael, of Little Malden, Essex2, Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1) was born about 1730 in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, (United States) and died before 27 May 1814 in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, United States.

Death Notes: Source: The Dorsey Family by Maxwell J. Dorsey, Jean Muir Dorsey and Nannie Ball Nimmo,2006, p. 145 "d. 1814 (A.A. Co. Wills J.G. No. 1, f. 63)

Noted events in her life were:

• Will: 24 Dec 1813.

• Probate: 27 May 1814, Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, United States.

Ruth married Vachel Dorsey,71 84 88 89 90 son of John Dorsey, [of Major Edward] and Honor Elder, about 1746 in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, (United States). Vachel was born on 20 Oct 1726 in Queen Caroline Parish, Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States) and died on 9 Mar 1798 in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, United States at age 71.

Research Notes: From Revolutionary Patriots of Anne Arundel, p. 55:

"He married Ruth Dorsey and had 6 children: Johnsa Dorsey, Vachel Dorsey, Edward Dorsey, Ruth Dorsey Owings, Elias Dorsey and Leaven Dorsey. His lands were partly in Anne Arundel County and Baltimore County. He took the Oath of Allegiance before Hon. Edward Cockey on February 28, 1778 in Baltimore County (Ref: R-23)."

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From The Dorsey Family, p. 145 " "...Vachel Dorsey, son of John, d. 1798"
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From Inhabitants of Baltimore County 1763-1774, pp. 7-8:

"DELAWARE HUNDRED, 1763

[Among those listed are:]
Dorsey, Charles
Dorsey, Edward
Dorsey, John, Qtrs.
Dorsey, Lanslot
Dorsey, Vachael
Wells, Valentine

"Note by William N. Wilkins: The last six pages of Delaware Hundred are missing. Last page of this Hundred is marked as #22. The names on these missing pages however, can be deterined from the index; thus, all of the names are shown.

ibid, pp. 16-23:

"INDEX TO AQUILA HALL'S ASSESSMENT LEDGER, 1762-1765

Aquila Hall was High Sheriff of Baltimore County and after Harford County separated from Baltimore County in 1773 he was appointed Colonel of Militia and one of the Lord Justices of the new county of Harford from 1774 to 1779. While serving as Sheriff of Baltimore County he compiled a tax assessment ledger of 145 pages which named 1,380 persons, their land tracts, and their assessments... Its index contains the following names...

"…John Barnes, William Barnes, Joseph Barnes,… Adam Barnes…
"William Cockey,... Joshua Cockey,... Edward Cockey,...
"…John Hammond Dorsey,... John Hammond Dorsey,… Vincent Dorsey heirs,… Charles Dorsey,… Andrew Dorsey,… Joshual Dorsey,… Caleb Dorsey, Bazil Dorsey, Edward Dorsey,... Caleb Dorsey,... Richard Dorsey,... Vachell Dorsey,… John Dorsey,...
"…Samuel Owings,... John Owings, Joshua Owings,... Sarah Owings,... Stephen Owings,... Samuel Owings,... Elijah Owings,... Henry Owings,...
"…Christopher Randell,... John Ridgley,... Charles Ridgley, Jr.,...
"…Capt. John Stinchcombe,... Nathan Stinchcombe,...
"…Edmund Talbott, Thomas Talbott,... William Talbott's heirs, …Philip Thomas,... John Talbott, …Edward Talbott,...
"…Samuel Underwood,...
"…Benjamin Wells,... James Wells,... William Wells, James Wells, Jr.,... Charles Wells,... Elex Wells..."


Ibid., pp. 27-41:

"SIGNERS FOR THE REMOVAL OF THE COUNTY SEAT TO BALTIMORE TOWN (1768)...

"...Thomas Cockey...Joshua Owings...Charles Ridgely... Samuel Owings... John Cockey... Benjamin Wells, Charles Wells... George Wells... Caleb Warfield, Nathaniel Stinchcomb... William Coale...Christopher Randall, Jr.... J. Cockey Owings... William Wells, Jr.... William Wells...Edward Talbott... Edward Cockey... Benjamin Talbott... Charles Ridgely (son William)... Elisha Dorsey... Alexander Wells, Nathaniel Owings...Nathaniel Stinchcomb, Sr....Lott Owings... Anthony Arnold... Richard Owings... William Cockey... John Talbott (son Edward)... Richard Owings... William Slade... Edward Talbot... Vachel Dorsey... Christopher Owings, Richard Owings... Edward Dorsey (son John)... Lancelott Dorsey, Charles Dorsey (son Nathan), Ely Dorsey... Henry Dorsey...Samuel Dorsey, Jr.... Joshua Owings, Jr.... Samuel Owings... John Wells... Thomas Owings... Henry Butler... George Dorsey.

(Duplicate Line. See Person 59)

143. Lancelot Dorsey, [of Edward] 71 108 (Edward (Captain)72, Edward35, John, of "Hockley-in-the-Hole" (Honorable Capt.)18, Edward, "the Colonist"16, Edward, [uncertain]15, Thomas, of Hornby, Yorkshire14, John, of Chiche, Essex13, Thomas12, Roger, of Danbury, Essex11, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex10, Robert, of Maldon, Essex9, Robert, of Malden, Essex8, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex7, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex, England6, Henry, of Little Malden, Essex, England5, Norman, of Little Malden, Essex4, Alexander, of Little Malden, Essex3, Michael, of Little Malden, Essex2, Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1) was born about 1731 in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, (United States) and died <1778> about age 47.

Death Notes: Source: The Dorsey Family by Maxwell J. Dorsey, Jean Muir Dorsey and Nannie Ball Nimmo,2006, p. 145 "d. intestate"

Research Notes: This is probably the Lancelot (Lancelott, Lanslot) Dorsey listed in the following:

From Inhabitants of Baltimore County 1763-1774, pp. 7-8:

"DELAWARE HUNDRED, 1763

"...Dorsey, Charles
Dorsey, Lanslot
Dorsey, Andrew
Dorsey, Edward
Dorsey, John, Qtrs...."

Ibid., pp. 27-41:

"JOPPA COURTHOUSE PETITION OF 1768

"The petitions for and against the removal of the county seat of Baltimore County from Joppa to Baltimore Town in 1768 are discussed at length in the Archives of Maryland, Vol. 61 (Appendix). Notices were posted in January, 1768 at the door of the courthouse in Joppa, at the church door of St. Paul's Parish, at the church door of St. Thomas' Parish, at the church door of St. John's Parish, at the church door of St. George's Parish, at the door of the chapel of St. George's Parish, at the door of the chapel of St. John's Parish, and at the house called St. Thomas' Chapel in St. Thomas' Parish, by Absalom Butler and sworn to before the Honorable Benjamin Rogers. Notices were printed in English and German. Tabulations indicate that 2,271 voted for the removal of the courthouse, and 901 voted against it. (It should be noted that some signatures are missing due to the disintegration of the paper, and there also appears to be some who signed more than once.) Five years later, Harford County separated from Baltimore County and set up its court house at Bush (Harford Town) in 1774 and at Bel Air in 1782.

"SIGNERS FOR THE REMOVAL OF THE COUNTY SEAT TO BALTIMORE TOWN (1768)

"…Edward Dorsey (of BC), Nicholas Dorsey, Jr….Edward Talbot… Vachel Dorsey... Christopher Owings, Richard Owings... William Arnold… Edward Dorsey (son John)... Lancelott Dorsey, Charles Dorsey (son Nathan), Ely Dorsey... Henry Dorsey... James Dorsey… Charles Dorsey… Nicholas Dorsey, Sr…. (Petition endorsed by George Ogg)
"…Edmund Talbott… (Petition endorsed by Thomas Jones)
"… Samuel Owings (of Thomas)… (Petition endorsed by Abraham Walker and Benjamin Rogers)
"… Samuel Dorsey, Jr.... (Petition endorsed by Moses Galloway)
"… Joshua Owings, Jr.... (Petition not endorsed)
"…Joseph Cole… John Hall (son of Joshua)… (Petition endorsed by Capt. Richard Richards)
"… Henry Dorsey, Jr. (Mutilated petition; at least five names torn away)
"… Henry Griffith Dorsey, Sr… Leakin Dorsey… Thomas Gist… (Petition endorsed by John Riston)
"… Philip Coale… (Petition endorsed by Richard McCallister)…
"… Samuel Owings... John Wells... (Petition endorsed by Daniel Bowers)

Noted events in his life were:

• Oath of Allegiance: before Hon. John Dorsey, 12 Mar 1778. 101

Lancelot married Deborah Ridgely,205 daughter of William Ridgely and Elizabeth Ridgely,. Deborah was born about 1730 in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, (United States).

Research Notes: Source: The Dorsey Family by Maxwell J. Dorsey, Jean Muir Dorsey and Nannie Ball Nimmo,2006, p. 145 & 149

144. Charles Dorsey, [son of Capt. Edward] 71 84 176 (Edward (Captain)72, Edward35, John, of "Hockley-in-the-Hole" (Honorable Capt.)18, Edward, "the Colonist"16, Edward, [uncertain]15, Thomas, of Hornby, Yorkshire14, John, of Chiche, Essex13, Thomas12, Roger, of Danbury, Essex11, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex10, Robert, of Maldon, Essex9, Robert, of Malden, Essex8, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex7, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex, England6, Henry, of Little Malden, Essex, England5, Norman, of Little Malden, Essex4, Alexander, of Little Malden, Essex3, Michael, of Little Malden, Essex2, Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1) was born about 1736 in Maryland, (United States) and died about 1809 in Nelson Co., Kentucky, United States about age 73.

Research Notes: From The Dorsey Family, p. 145 "moved to Nelson Co., Ky."
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From Inhabitants of Baltimore County 1763-1774, pp. 7-8:

"DELAWARE HUNDRED, 1763

[Among those listed are:]
Dorsey, Charles
Dorsey, Lanslot
Dorsey, Andrew
Dorsey, Edward
Dorsey, John, Qtrs.
Wells, Valentine

Ibid., pp. 16-23:

"INDEX TO AQUILA HALL'S ASSESSMENT LEDGER, 1762-1765

Aquila Hall was High Sheriff of Baltimore County and after Harford County separated from Baltimore County in 1773 he was appointed Colonel of Militia and one of the Lord Justices of the new county of Harford from 1774 to 1779. While serving as Sheriff of Baltimore County he compiled a tax assessment ledger of 145 pages which named 1,380 persons, their land tracts, and their assessments... Its index contains the following names...

"William Cockey,... Joshua Cockey,... Edward Cockey,... John Hammond Dorsey,... John Hammond Dorsey,… Vincent Dorsey heirs,… Charles Dorsey,… Andrew Dorsey,… Joshual Dorsey,… Caleb Dorsey, Bazil Dorsey, Edward Dorsey,... Caleb Dorsey,... Richard Dorsey,... Vachell Dorsey,… John Dorsey,...Samuel Owings,... John Owings, Joshua Owings,... Sarah Owings,... Stephen Owings,... Samuel Owings,... Elijah Owings,... Henry Owings,... Christopher Randell,... John Ridgley,... Charles Ridgley, Jr.,... Capt. John Stinchcombe,... Nathan Stinchcombe,... Edmund Talbott, Thomas Talbott,... William Talbott's heirs, …Philip Thomas,... John Talbott, …Edward Talbott,... Samuel Underwood,... Benjamin Wells,... James Wells,... William Wells, James Wells, Jr.,... Charles Wells,... Elex Wells..."

From Inhabitants of Baltimore County 1763-1774, pp. 27-41:

"JOPPA COURTHOUSE PETITION OF 1768

"The petitions for and against the removal of the county seat of Baltimore County from Joppa to Baltimore Town in 1768 are discussed at length in the Archives of Maryland, Vol. 61 (Appendix). Notices were posted in January, 1768 at the door of the courthouse in Joppa, at the church door of St. Paul's Parish, at the church door of St. Thomas' Parish, at the church door of St. John's Parish, at the church door of St. George's Parish, at the door of the chapel of St. George's Parish, at the door of the chapel of St. John's Parish, and at the house called St. Thomas' Chapel in St. Thomas' Parish, by Absalom Butler and sworn to before the Honorable Benjamin Rogers. Notices were printed in English and German. Tabulations indicate that 2,271 voted for the removal of the courthouse, and 901 voted against it. (It should be noted that some signatures are missing due to the disintegration of the paper, and there also appears to be some who signed more than once.) Five years later, Harford County separated from Baltimore County and set up its court house at Bush (Harford Town) in 1774 and at Bel Air in 1782.

"SIGNERS FOR THE REMOVAL OF THE COUNTY SEAT TO BALTIMORE TOWN (1768)...

"…Edward Owings…Charles Ridgely (son William)... (Petition endorsed by Jonathan Plowman)
"Elisha Dorsey... (Petition endorsed by Charles Rogers)
"…Alexander Wells, Nathaniel Owings...Stephen Hart Owings…(Petition endorsed by Alexander Wells)
"…Nathaniel Stinchcomb, Sr., Thomas Wells…Richard Wells…(Petition endorsed by Dr. William Lyon)
"...Lott Owings... Anthony Arnold... John Calvert (Petition endorsed by William Lux and Benjamin Rogers)
"…Richard Owings... William Cockey.(Petition endorsed by Joseph Cromwell, Sr.)
"... John Talbott (son Edward)... William Worthington…Larkin Randall…Bale Owings…John Fishpaw…Richard Cole…(Petition endorsed by John Merryman, Jr. and John Leet)
"…Benjamin Rogers…William Cole… (Petition endorsed in the Market Place by John Leets)
"…Edward Dorsey (of BC), Nicholas Dorsey, Jr….Edward Talbot… Vachel Dorsey... Christopher Owings, Richard Owings... William Arnold… Edward Dorsey (son John)... Lancelott Dorsey, Charles Dorsey (son Nathan), Ely Dorsey... Henry Dorsey... James Dorsey… Charles Dorsey… Nicholas Dorsey, Sr…. (Petition endorsed by George Ogg)
"…Edmund Talbott… (Petition endorsed by Thomas Jones)
"… Samuel Owings (of Thomas)… (Petition endorsed by Abraham Walker and Benjamin Rogers)
"… Samuel Dorsey, Jr.... (Petition endorsed by Moses Galloway)
"… Joshua Owings, Jr.... (Petition not endorsed)
"…Joseph Cole… John Hall (son of Joshua)… (Petition endorsed by Capt. Richard Richards)
"… Henry Dorsey, Jr. (Mutilated petition; at least five names torn away)
"… Henry Griffith Dorsey, Sr… Leakin Dorsey… Thomas Gist… (Petition endorsed by John Riston)
"… Philip Coale… (Petition endorsed by Richard McCallister)…
"… Samuel Owings... John Wells... (Petition endorsed by Daniel Bowers)
"… Thomas Owings… (Petition endorsed by George Risteau and Benjamin Rogers)

Noted events in his life were:

• Grantor: of a deed, 29 Mar 1788, Frederick Co., Maryland, United States.

• Grantee: of a deed, 15 Nov 1789, Nelson Co., Kentucky, United States.

• Grantor: of a deed, 13 Aug 1793, Nelson Co., Kentucky, United States.

Charles married Lydia Dorsey,84 176 daughter of Nicholas Dorsey, Jr. and Sarah Griffith,. Lydia was born in 1740 and died in 1796 in Simpson's Creek, Nelson, Kentucky, United States at age 56.

(Duplicate Line. See Person 129)

145. Colonel John Dorsey, [son of Capt. Edward] 71 84 198 (Edward (Captain)72, Edward35, John, of "Hockley-in-the-Hole" (Honorable Capt.)18, Edward, "the Colonist"16, Edward, [uncertain]15, Thomas, of Hornby, Yorkshire14, John, of Chiche, Essex13, Thomas12, Roger, of Danbury, Essex11, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex10, Robert, of Maldon, Essex9, Robert, of Malden, Essex8, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex7, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex, England6, Henry, of Little Malden, Essex, England5, Norman, of Little Malden, Essex4, Alexander, of Little Malden, Essex3, Michael, of Little Malden, Essex2, Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1) was born in 1736 and died on 2 Jan 1810 in Baltimore, Baltimore, Maryland, United States at age 74.

Birth Notes: Source: The Dorsey Family by Maxwell J. Dorsey, Jean Muir Dorsey and Nannie Ball Nimmo,2006, p. 145 "b. 1736 (Chanc. Rec. 13, f. 837)"

Research Notes: There were apparently two men named John Dorsey, and both may have held the rank of colonel during the Revolutionary War.

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From Revolutionary Patriots of Anne Arundel, p. 50:

"He is styled Colonel in Source R-130, but the fact that he was a member of the Maryland Convention in 1775 and a Colonel in the Elk Ridge Battalion from 1776 to 1778 also applies to another John Dorsey (1734-1779), q.v., cited in that same reference (R-27), which also refers to the death notice of a Colonel John Dorsey on January 2, 1810 in his 76th year... Simple arithmetic shows that this John was born in 1734, not 1736. (It is difficult to ascertain which historical facts pertain to which John. Perhaps there were two Colonel John Dorseys)."

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This person may be the John Dorsey found in the following, although some or all are more likely the other one (Hon. John Dorsey, 1734-1779).

From Inhabitants of Baltimore County 1763-1774, pp. 7-8:

"DELAWARE HUNDRED, 1763

[Among those listed are:]
Dorsey, Charles
Dorsey, Lanslot
Dorsey, Andrew
Dorsey, Edward
Dorsey, John, Qtrs
Wells, Valentine

Ibid., pp. 16-23:

"INDEX TO AQUILA HALL'S ASSESSMENT LEDGER, 1762-1765

Aquila Hall was High Sheriff of Baltimore County and after Harford County separated from Baltimore County in 1773 he was appointed Colonel of Militia and one of the Lord Justices of the new county of Harford from 1774 to 1779. While serving as Sheriff of Baltimore County he compiled a tax assessment ledger of 145 pages which named 1,380 persons, their land tracts, and their assessments... Its index contains the following names...

"William Cockey,... Joshua Cockey,... Edward Cockey,... John Hammond Dorsey,... Caleb Dorsey, Bazil Dorsey, Edward Dorsey,... Caleb Dorsey,... Richard Dorsey,...John Dorsey,...Samuel Owings,... John Owings, Joshua Owings,... Sarah Owings,... Stephen Owings,... Samuel Owings,... Elijah Owings,... Henry Owings,... Christopher Randell,... John Ridgley,... Charles Ridgley, Jr.,... Capt. John Stinchcombe,... Nathan Stinchcombe,... Edmund Talbott, Thomas Talbott,... William Talbott's heirs, …Philip Thomas,... John Talbott, …Edward Talbott,... Samuel Underwood,... Benjamin Wells,... James Wells,... William Wells, James Wells, Jr.,... Charles Wells,... Elex Wells..."

Ibid., pp. 57-60:

"A LIST OF TAXABLES IN DELAWARE HUNDRED, BALTIMORE COUNTY, 1773

"[Among those listed are:]
Dorsey, Edward; Edward Dorsey; John Goodlan; Wm. Shavens; William Price; Joseph Holdin; Comfort
Dorsey, Basel (Qtr.); Thomas Gilbert; Henry Gilbert…
Dorsey, Caly…
Dorsey, Nicholas; Abrim, Soloman
Dorsey, Charles (of Nich.); Joseph Chapman; John Carter; John Langley; George Miller; Absilam Frisel
Dorsey, Nicholas Jr.; William Aston; John Martin; Thomas Miller
Dorsey, John (Qtr.); Ka(?)es Conener; Edward Gattle; Thomas Giffiry; John Poe; John Mikes; John Cocks; Richard Williams; Harry Cater Cub
Dorsey, Ely (Qtr.); John Randle; Will; Joe
Dorsey, Ely...
"Owings, Richard (son of Samuel); Jamees Riley; John Highnmarsh; Timothy Philips...

Ibid., pp. 89-102:

"TAXABLES IN ST. PAUL'S PARISH, BALTIMORE COUNTY, IN 1774

"This list of taxables is recorded in Reverend Ethan Allen's book entitled Historical Sketches of St. Paul's Parish in Baltimore County, Maryland which he compiled in 1855. A copy is available in the Maryland Historical Society Library in Baltimore. Each person named therein is followed by a number which represents the number of taxables in his house. This list, in 1774, ony gives the household head by name. The list also contains names of persons in Rev. Dr. West's list in the year 1786/7, and these names (marked with an * asterisk) appear to have been in St. Paul's in 1774 as well.

"WESTMINSTER HUNDRED, 1774

"...*Col. John Dorsey,...William Richardson, carpenter, acct., Charles Ridgely, Jr. - 3,... Ridgely & Nicholson, acct., William Robinson - 0,...

Noted events in his life were:

• Administration: of his estate, 20 Oct 1810.

John married Mary Hammond,84 294 295 daughter of William Hammond and Elizabeth Hughes, on 23 Aug 1757 in <Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States)>. Mary was born in 1738 in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, (United States) and died on 22 Jun 1783 in Baltimore Co., Maryland, (United States) at age 45.

The child from this marriage was:

+ 269 F    i. Elizabeth Dorsey 220 296 was born on 10 Apr 1766 in Baltimore Co., Maryland, (United States) and died in 1802 in "Belmont", Anne Arundel (Howard), Maryland, United States at age 36.

146. Ely Dorsey, [son of Capt. Edward] 71 84 199 (Edward (Captain)72, Edward35, John, of "Hockley-in-the-Hole" (Honorable Capt.)18, Edward, "the Colonist"16, Edward, [uncertain]15, Thomas, of Hornby, Yorkshire14, John, of Chiche, Essex13, Thomas12, Roger, of Danbury, Essex11, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex10, Robert, of Maldon, Essex9, Robert, of Malden, Essex8, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex7, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex, England6, Henry, of Little Malden, Essex, England5, Norman, of Little Malden, Essex4, Alexander, of Little Malden, Essex3, Michael, of Little Malden, Essex2, Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1) was born in 1744 in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, (United States) and died on 14 Mar 1803 in Frederick Co., Maryland, United States at age 59.

Research Notes: From Revolutionary Patriots of Anne Arundel, p. 49:

"DORSEY, ELY (1744 - March 14, 1803, Frederick County). Son of Edward Dorsey and Sarah Todd. He married Ruth Dorsey in 1765 and they had six children: Mary Dorsey, Edward Dorsey, Michael Dorsey, Honor Dorsey Poffenberger, Ruth Dorsey Davey, and Allen Dorsey. Ely served on the Committee of Safety in 1775 and was later commissioned a Lieutenant in 1776 in Capt. John Watkins' Company. On December 10, 1776 he became a Captain in the 2nd Maryland Line. He was taken prisoner at the battle of Staten Island on August 22, 1777, later released, and served through March, 1779 (Ref: R-133, R-134, T-277)."

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This may be the Ely Dorsey in these lists:

From Inhabitants of Baltimore County 1763-1774, pp. 27-41:

"JOPPA COURTHOUSE PETITION OF 1768

"The petitions for and against the removal of the county seat of Baltimore County from Joppa to Baltimore Town in 1768 are discussed at length in the Archives of Maryland, Vol. 61 (Appendix). Notices were posted in January, 1768 at the door of the courthouse in Joppa, at the church door of St. Paul's Parish, at the church door of St. Thomas' Parish, at the church door of St. John's Parish, at the church door of St. George's Parish, at the door of the chapel of St. George's Parish, at the door of the chapel of St. John's Parish, and at the house called St. Thomas' Chapel in St. Thomas' Parish, by Absalom Butler and sworn to before the Honorable Benjamin Rogers. Notices were printed in English and German. Tabulations indicate that 2,271 voted for the removal of the courthouse, and 901 voted against it. (It should be noted that some signatures are missing due to the disintegration of the paper, and there also appears to be some who signed more than once.) Five years later, Harford County separated from Baltimore County and set up its court house at Bush (Harford Town) in 1774 and at Bel Air in 1782.

"SIGNERS FOR THE REMOVAL OF THE COUNTY SEAT TO BALTIMORE TOWN (1768)...

"…Edward Owings…Charles Ridgely (son William)... (Petition endorsed by Jonathan Plowman)
"Elisha Dorsey... (Petition endorsed by Charles Rogers)
"…Alexander Wells, Nathaniel Owings...Stephen Hart Owings…(Petition endorsed by Alexander Wells)
"…Nathaniel Stinchcomb, Sr., Thomas Wells…Richard Wells…(Petition endorsed by Dr. William Lyon)
"...Lott Owings... Anthony Arnold... John Calvert (Petition endorsed by William Lux and Benjamin Rogers)
"…Richard Owings... William Cockey.(Petition endorsed by Joseph Cromwell, Sr.)
"... John Talbott (son Edward)... William Worthington…Larkin Randall…Bale Owings…John Fishpaw…Richard Cole…(Petition endorsed by John Merryman, Jr. and John Leet)
"…Benjamin Rogers…William Cole… (Petition endorsed in the Market Place by John Leets)
"…Edward Dorsey (of BC), Nicholas Dorsey, Jr….Edward Talbot… Vachel Dorsey... Christopher Owings, Richard Owings... William Arnold… Edward Dorsey (son John)... Lancelott Dorsey, Charles Dorsey (son Nathan), Ely Dorsey... Henry Dorsey... James Dorsey… Charles Dorsey… Nicholas Dorsey, Sr…. (Petition endorsed by George Ogg)
"…Edmund Talbott… (Petition endorsed by Thomas Jones)
"… Samuel Owings (of Thomas)… (Petition endorsed by Abraham Walker and Benjamin Rogers)
"… Samuel Dorsey, Jr.... (Petition endorsed by Moses Galloway)
"… Joshua Owings, Jr.... (Petition not endorsed)
"…Joseph Cole… John Hall (son of Joshua)… (Petition endorsed by Capt. Richard Richards)
"… Henry Dorsey, Jr. (Mutilated petition; at least five names torn away)
"… Henry Griffith Dorsey, Sr… Leakin Dorsey… Thomas Gist… (Petition endorsed by John Riston)
"… Philip Coale… (Petition endorsed by Richard McCallister)…
"… Samuel Owings... John Wells... (Petition endorsed by Daniel Bowers)
"… Thomas Owings… (Petition endorsed by George Risteau and Benjamin Rogers)

Ibid., pp. 57-60:

"A LIST OF TAXABLES IN DELAWARE HUNDRED, BALTIMORE COUNTY, 1773

"[Among those listed are:]
Dorsey, Edward; Edward Dorsey; John Goodlan; Wm. Shavens; William Price; Joseph Holdin; Comfort
Dorsey, Basel (Qtr.); Thomas Gilbert; Henry Gilbert…
Dorsey, Caly…
Dorsey, Nicholas; Abrim, Soloman
Dorsey, Charles (of Nich.); Joseph Chapman; John Carter; John Langley; George Miller; Absilam Frisel
Dorsey, Nicholas Jr.; William Aston; John Martin; Thomas Miller
Dorsey, John (Qtr.); Ka(?)es Conener; Edward Gattle; Thomas Giffiry; John Poe; John Mikes; John Cocks; Richard Williams; Harry Cater Cub
Dorsey, Ely (Qtr.); John Randle; Will; Joe
Dorsey, Ely...
"Owings, Richard (son of Samuel); Jamees Riley; John Highnmarsh; Timothy Philips...

Ely married Ruth Dorsey,84 164 daughter of Michael Dorsey and Ruth Todd, on 1 Dec 1765. Ruth was born on 17 Mar 1743 and died before 25 Jun 1805 in Frederick Co., Maryland, United States.

Noted events in her life were:

• Will: 11 Mar 1805.

• Probate: of her estate, 25 Jun 1805, Frederick Co., Maryland, United States.

(Duplicate Line. See Person 121)

147. Capt. Richard Dorsey, [son of Capt. Edward] 71 84 139 200 (Edward (Captain)72, Edward35, John, of "Hockley-in-the-Hole" (Honorable Capt.)18, Edward, "the Colonist"16, Edward, [uncertain]15, Thomas, of Hornby, Yorkshire14, John, of Chiche, Essex13, Thomas12, Roger, of Danbury, Essex11, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex10, Robert, of Maldon, Essex9, Robert, of Malden, Essex8, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex7, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex, England6, Henry, of Little Malden, Essex, England5, Norman, of Little Malden, Essex4, Alexander, of Little Malden, Essex3, Michael, of Little Malden, Essex2, Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1) was born in 1754 in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, (United States) and died on 16 May 1799 in Baltimore Town, Baltimore Co., Maryland, United States at age 45.

Research Notes: Second husband of Rebecca Hawkins (the widow Pierpont).

From Revolutionary Patriots of Anne Arundel, p. 54:

"Married Rebecca Hawkins (the widow Pierpont) circa 1784 and they had 5 children: Edward Dorsey, Sarah Dorsey Suter, Eudocia Dorsey Gird Hills, Mary Dorsey, and Edward John Dorsey. On July 16, 1776 he became 3rd Lieutenant in Capt. Nathaniel Smith's Company of Matrosses and then Captain in the First Continental Artillery Regiment in 1777 (H-573, T-278). He was wounded at the battle of Camden on August 16, 1780 and received pay from the State for his disability in 1791 (Ref: K-337). He was an Original Member of the Society of the Cincinnati in 1783. His widow married Hugh Stewart, and died in 1818 (Ref: R-134, R-135)."

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From Inhabitants of Baltimore County 1763-1774, pp. 16-23:

"INDEX TO AQUILA HALL'S ASSESSMENT LEDGER, 1762-1765

Aquila Hall was High Sheriff of Baltimore County and after Harford County separated from Baltimore County in 1773 he was appointed Colonel of Militia and one of the Lord Justices of the new county of Harford from 1774 to 1779. While serving as Sheriff of Baltimore County he compiled a tax assessment ledger of 145 pages which named 1,380 persons, their land tracts, and their assessments... Its index contains the following names...

"William Cockey,... Joshua Cockey,... Edward Cockey,... John Hammond Dorsey,... John Hammond Dorsey,… Vincent Dorsey heirs,… Charles Dorsey,… Andrew Dorsey,… Joshual Dorsey,… Caleb Dorsey, Bazil Dorsey, Edward Dorsey,... Caleb Dorsey,... Richard Dorsey,... Vachell Dorsey,… John Dorsey,...Samuel Owings,... John Owings, Joshua Owings,... Sarah Owings,... Stephen Owings,... Samuel Owings,... Elijah Owings,... Henry Owings,... Christopher Randell,... John Ridgley,... Charles Ridgley, Jr.,... Capt. John Stinchcombe,... Nathan Stinchcombe,... Edmund Talbott, Thomas Talbott,... William Talbott's heirs, …Philip Thomas,... John Talbott, …Edward Talbott,... Samuel Underwood,... Benjamin Wells,... James Wells,... William Wells, James Wells, Jr.,... Charles Wells,... Elex Wells..."

Richard married Rebecca Hawkins.200 Rebecca died on 8 Jun 1818.

148. Elizabeth Dorsey, [dau. of Capt. Edward] 84 201 (Edward (Captain)72, Edward35, John, of "Hockley-in-the-Hole" (Honorable Capt.)18, Edward, "the Colonist"16, Edward, [uncertain]15, Thomas, of Hornby, Yorkshire14, John, of Chiche, Essex13, Thomas12, Roger, of Danbury, Essex11, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex10, Robert, of Maldon, Essex9, Robert, of Malden, Essex8, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex7, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex, England6, Henry, of Little Malden, Essex, England5, Norman, of Little Malden, Essex4, Alexander, of Little Malden, Essex3, Michael, of Little Malden, Essex2, Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1) died in 1749.

Elizabeth married Henry Griffith 84 201 on 9 Apr 1741 in Christ Church, Queen Caroline Parish, Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States). Henry was born on 14 Feb 1720 in Queen Caroline Parish, Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States), died on 28 Sep 1794 in Sundown Farms, Montgomery Co., Maryland, United States at age 74, and was buried in Laytonsville, Montgomery Co., Maryland, United States.

149. Sarah Dorsey, [dau. of Capt. Edward] 84 202 (Edward (Captain)72, Edward35, John, of "Hockley-in-the-Hole" (Honorable Capt.)18, Edward, "the Colonist"16, Edward, [uncertain]15, Thomas, of Hornby, Yorkshire14, John, of Chiche, Essex13, Thomas12, Roger, of Danbury, Essex11, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex10, Robert, of Maldon, Essex9, Robert, of Malden, Essex8, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex7, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex, England6, Henry, of Little Malden, Essex, England5, Norman, of Little Malden, Essex4, Alexander, of Little Malden, Essex3, Michael, of Little Malden, Essex2, Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1).

Sarah married Thomas Gassaway,84 202 son of Major Nicholas Gassaway and Katherine Worthington,. Thomas was born on 30 Nov 1736 in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, (United States) and died on 2 Jul 1806 in Allegany Co., Maryland, United States at age 69.

The child from this marriage was:

+ 270 F    i. Mary Gassaway 275 was born about 1758 in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, (United States).

150. John Ridgely, Sr. (Colonel Charles Ridgely II73, Deborah Dorsey36, John, of "Hockley-in-the-Hole" (Honorable Capt.)18, Edward, "the Colonist"16, Edward, [uncertain]15, Thomas, of Hornby, Yorkshire14, John, of Chiche, Essex13, Thomas12, Roger, of Danbury, Essex11, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex10, Robert, of Maldon, Essex9, Robert, of Malden, Essex8, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex7, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex, England6, Henry, of Little Malden, Essex, England5, Norman, of Little Malden, Essex4, Alexander, of Little Malden, Essex3, Michael, of Little Malden, Essex2, Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1) was born about 1723 and died in 1771 about age 48.

Research Notes: http://www.rootsweb.com/~mdannear/firstfam/dorsey/d8041.htm#P8041

From Wikipedia - Charles Ridgely II :
1. John Ridgely, Sr. (ca. 1723-1771), who married Mary Dorsey (1725-1786), daughter of Caleb Dorsey (1685-1742) and Elinor Warfield (1683-1752).

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From the book Inhabitants of Baltimore County 1763-1774 by Henry C. Peden, Jr., Westminster, Maryland, 1989, pp. 16-23:

"INDEX TO AQUILA HALL'S ASSESSMENT LEDGER, 1762-1765

Aquila Hall was High Sheriff of Baltimore County and after Harford County separated from Baltimore County in 1773 he was appointed Colonel of Militia and one of the Lord Justices of the new county of Harford from 1774 to 1779. While serving as Sheriff of Baltimore County he compiled a tax assessment ledger of 145 pages which named 1,380 persons, their land tracts, and their assessments... Its index contains the following names...

"William Cockey,... Joshua Cockey,... Edward Cockey,... John Hammond Dorsey,... Caleb Dorsey, Bazil Dorsey, Edward Dorsey,... Caleb Dorsey,... Richard Dorsey,...John Dorsey,...Samuel Owings,... John Owings, Joshua Owings,... Sarah Owings,... Stephen Owings,... Samuel Owings,... Elijah Owings,... Henry Owings,... Christopher Randell,... John Ridgley,... Charles Ridgley, Jr.,... Capt. John Stinchcombe,... Nathan Stinchcombe,... Edmund Talbott, Thomas Talbott,... Philip Thomas,... Edward Talbott,... Samuel Underwood,... Benjamin Wells,... James Wells,... William Wells, James Wells, Jr.,... Charles Wells,... Elex Wells..."

Ibid., pp. 24-25:

"ADDRESS FROM SUNDRY INHABITANTS OF BALTIMORE TOWN, 1767
"The following address from sundry inhabitants of Baltimore Town to his Excellency Horatio Sharpe, Esquire, Governor and Commander in Chief in and over the Province of Maryland, was presented on April 2, 1767 (Archives of Maryland, 32:187): …"
[Among those signing are:]
Thomas Chase
John Ridgely
William Lux
Darby Lux
Charles Ridgely, Jr.


Ibid., pp. 26-27:

"PETITION OF SOME ENGLISH INHABITANTS OF BALTIMORE TOWN IN SUPPORT OF THE GERMAN INHABITANTS, 1767

"On May 16, 1767 a number of inhabitants of Baltimore Town presented a petition in support of the German inhabitants who had complained about the Justices who took advantage of their inability to understand English. The subscribers said they knew of such occurrences, but also expressed a belief that William Aisquith, one of the Justices, was not guilty of such charges. (Archives of Maryland, 32:203-204)...
Charles Ridgely, Jr....John Ridgely...William Lux..."
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Is this John Ridgely's son?
From the book Inhabitants of Baltimore County 1763-1774 by Henry C. Peden, Jr., Westminster, Maryland, 1989, pp. 83-85:

"LIST OF TAXABLES TAKEN IN WESTMINSTER HUNDRED IN 1773 BY HENRY MINSPAKER, CONSTABLE

"...Ridgley, Charles, son of John;... "




John married Mary Dorsey, daughter of Caleb Dorsey, of Hockley in the Hole [son of Capt. John] and Elinor Warfield,. Mary was born on 18 May 1725 in St. Anne's Parish, Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States) and died in 1786 at age 61.

Research Notes: Source: The Dorsey Family by Maxwell J. Dorsey, Jean Muir Dorsey and Nannie Ball Nimmo,2006, p. 155

http://www.rootsweb.com/~mdannear/firstfam/dorsey/d8041.htm#P8041

From Wikipedia - Charles Ridgely II :
1. John Ridgely, Sr. (ca. 1723-1771), who married Mary Dorsey (1725-1786), daughter of Caleb Dorsey (1685-1742) and Elinor Warfield (1683-1752).

(Duplicate Line. See Person 86)

151. Pleasance Ridgely (Colonel Charles Ridgely II73, Deborah Dorsey36, John, of "Hockley-in-the-Hole" (Honorable Capt.)18, Edward, "the Colonist"16, Edward, [uncertain]15, Thomas, of Hornby, Yorkshire14, John, of Chiche, Essex13, Thomas12, Roger, of Danbury, Essex11, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex10, Robert, of Maldon, Essex9, Robert, of Malden, Essex8, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex7, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex, England6, Henry, of Little Malden, Essex, England5, Norman, of Little Malden, Essex4, Alexander, of Little Malden, Essex3, Michael, of Little Malden, Essex2, Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1) was born in 1724 and died in 1755 at age 31.

Research Notes: From Wikipedia - Charles Ridgely II :
"Children... 2. Pleasance Ridgely (1724-1755), who married Lyde Godwin (1718-1755)."

Pleasance married Lyde Godwin. Lyde was born in 1718 and died in 1755 at age 37.

Research Notes: From Wikipedia - Charles Ridgely II :
"Children... 2. Pleasance Ridgely (1724-1755), who married Lyde Godwin (1718-1755)."



152. Charles Ridgely (Colonel Charles Ridgely II73, Deborah Dorsey36, John, of "Hockley-in-the-Hole" (Honorable Capt.)18, Edward, "the Colonist"16, Edward, [uncertain]15, Thomas, of Hornby, Yorkshire14, John, of Chiche, Essex13, Thomas12, Roger, of Danbury, Essex11, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex10, Robert, of Maldon, Essex9, Robert, of Malden, Essex8, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex7, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex, England6, Henry, of Little Malden, Essex, England5, Norman, of Little Malden, Essex4, Alexander, of Little Malden, Essex3, Michael, of Little Malden, Essex2, Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1) was born in 1727 and died before 1737.

Death Notes: Died young

153. Achsah Ridgely (Colonel Charles Ridgely II73, Deborah Dorsey36, John, of "Hockley-in-the-Hole" (Honorable Capt.)18, Edward, "the Colonist"16, Edward, [uncertain]15, Thomas, of Hornby, Yorkshire14, John, of Chiche, Essex13, Thomas12, Roger, of Danbury, Essex11, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex10, Robert, of Maldon, Essex9, Robert, of Malden, Essex8, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex7, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex, England6, Henry, of Little Malden, Essex, England5, Norman, of Little Malden, Essex4, Alexander, of Little Malden, Essex3, Michael, of Little Malden, Essex2, Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1) was born on 22 Jul 1729 and died on 27 Nov 1778 at age 49.

Research Notes: From Wikipedia - Charles Ridgely II :
"Children:...
4. Achsah Ridgely (1729-1778), who married 1) Dr. Robert Holliday (d. 1747). 2) John Carnan (1728-1767). 3) Daniel Chamier , a Tory merchant of Baltimore."

Source also: Colonial Families of the Southern States of America by Stella Pickett Hardy, New York, 1911, p.443.

154. William Ridgely (Colonel Charles Ridgely II73, Deborah Dorsey36, John, of "Hockley-in-the-Hole" (Honorable Capt.)18, Edward, "the Colonist"16, Edward, [uncertain]15, Thomas, of Hornby, Yorkshire14, John, of Chiche, Essex13, Thomas12, Roger, of Danbury, Essex11, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex10, Robert, of Maldon, Essex9, Robert, of Malden, Essex8, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex7, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex, England6, Henry, of Little Malden, Essex, England5, Norman, of Little Malden, Essex4, Alexander, of Little Malden, Essex3, Michael, of Little Malden, Essex2, Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1) was born about 1731 and died before 1741.

Death Notes: Died young

Research Notes: Source: Wikipedia - Charles Ridgely II



155. Captain Charles Ridgely, III of "Hampton" 54 55 71 203 (Colonel Charles Ridgely II73, Deborah Dorsey36, John, of "Hockley-in-the-Hole" (Honorable Capt.)18, Edward, "the Colonist"16, Edward, [uncertain]15, Thomas, of Hornby, Yorkshire14, John, of Chiche, Essex13, Thomas12, Roger, of Danbury, Essex11, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex10, Robert, of Maldon, Essex9, Robert, of Malden, Essex8, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex7, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex, England6, Henry, of Little Malden, Essex, England5, Norman, of Little Malden, Essex4, Alexander, of Little Malden, Essex3, Michael, of Little Malden, Essex2, Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1) was born in 1733, died on 28 Jun 1790 at age 57, and was buried in "Hampton", Baltimore Co., Maryland, United States. Another name for Charles was Capt. Charles "the Mariner" Ridgely.

Burial Notes: From Historic Graves of Maryland, p. 147:
"In the family vault at 'Hampton,' built of marble and brick, repose six and possibly seven generations of Ridgelys. Capt. Charles Ridgely, born in 1733; died June 28, 1790, made provisions in his will for the building of this vault. Tradition says that his remains, with those of his father, Col. Charles Ridgely, and other members of his family, were placed here when the city of Baltimore ran its streets through the Spring Garden property, owned by the Rodgelys, and obliterated all traces of an earlier burying ground. A complete record of those buried at Hampton begins, however, with the succeeding generation, and as one looks through the iron grating of the doorway, one sees a wall of marble slabs duly inscribed with the names of the dead. This final touch, by which a charnel house was transformed into a worthy monument to her race, was given by the late Mrs. Charles Ridgely, a granddaughter of Governor Charles Ridgely with whom the record begins."

Research Notes: From Wikipedia - Charles Ridgely II. :

"Children:...
6. Capt. Charles Ridgely III "Charles The Mariner" (1733-1790), builder of "Hampton ", who married Rebecca Dorsey (1738-1812), daughter of Caleb Dorsey, Jr. (1710-1772) and Priscilla Hill (1718-1782)."

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From Side-Lights on Maryland History, vol. 2, pp. 212-213:

"In the year 1758 [Colonel Charles Ridgely] acquired by patent a tract called Northampton, to which his son, Captain Charles, added. Colonel Charles Ridgely married Rachel Howard, granddaughter of the original John Howard, of England, one of the five brothers who came early into Maryland.

"Their son, Captain Charles Ridgely, was the builder of Hampton, which has descended for several generations from father to son.

This was built in the heart of Captain Ridgely's estate, and the terraced gardens, laid off under his directions, with their clipped borders of English box, still continue as in the days when the gallant officer strolled through them with his young wife, the demure little Methodist, Rebecca Dorsey, of whom the interesting story is told that, while she opened Hampton House with a large prayer meeting, her less pious lord held a rollicking card party in the attic with his fellow-officers! Priscilla, the young sister of Rebecca Dorsey Ridgely, married Governor Charles Ridgely Carnan, nephew and heir of the gallant Captain, who served his country not only as an officer in the Revolutionary War, but also as a member of the Continental Congress in 1776 and who changed his name from Carnan to Ridgely."

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Is this the Charles Ridgely listed in all these entries?

From Inhabitants of Baltimore County 1763-1774, pp. 5-6:

"BACK RIVER UPPER HUNDRED, 1763"

[Among those listed are:]
Cockey, John
Cockey, Joshua
Cockey, William
Ridgley, Charles Sr.
Ridgley, Charles Jr.
Talbott, Edward
Gudgeon Mary"

Ibid., p. 11:

"LIST OF CREDITORS OF SAMUEL HYDE, 1764

"The following notice appeared in The Maryland Gazette on September 13, 1764: 'Pursuant to a letter, which I received lately from John Hyde, Esq., of London, I hereby give notice to those persons who were creditors of his brother Samuel Hyde, of London, Merchant, for the sums affixed to their respective names mentioned in the following list, or to their representatives, that the subscriber will attend at the house of Mrs. Orrick, in Baltimore-Town, the sixth day of November, to pay the said sums to the perons, on their appying to him at that time and place; but if any whose names are insterted, did proceed by way of attachment against the effects of said Samuel Hyde, so as to run him or his estate to any costs, they need not apply; for payments are only intended for those who did not proceed o recover their debts, or those who may have proceeded and did not recover without burdening him or his effects with costs. Signed: Charles Ridgely, Jr.'

"The list contains 186 names of persons residing in Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Patowmack, Patuxent, Herring Bay and the Clifts. The highest amount owed to one creditor was seven pouds, sixteen shillings (7.16), with the average being around two pounds. The fifty creditors who lived in Anne Arundel and Baltimore were grouped together and separated from the rest, as shown in the following list:"

[Among those listed are:]
Colegate, Benjamin 0.18
Day, Edward 5.2
Dyer, Penelope 1.5
hammond, Col. Charles 2.10
Hall, William 0.17
Owings, Samuel 0.5
Day, John Jr. 7.14


Ibid., pp. 24-25:

"ADDRESS FROM SUNDRY INHABITANTS OF BALTIMORE TOWN, 1767
"The following address from sundry inhabitants of Baltimore Town to his Excellency Horatio Sharpe, Esquire, Governor and Commander in Chief in and over the Province of Maryland, was presented on April 2, 1767 (Archives of Maryland, 32:187): …
[Among those signing are:]
Thomas Chase
John Ridgely
William Lux
Darby Lux
Charles Ridgely, Jr.

Ibid., pp. 50-54:

"A LIST OF TAXABLES IN BACK RIVER UPPER HUNDRED IN 1773 TAKEN BY WILLIAM HUTSON"

[Among households and garrisons(?) listed are:]

Ridgley, Charles; William Cloman; John Corns; Negroes: Captain, Frank, Dick, Harry, Hester, Paterson, James, Cate(1), Phillis, Cate(2), Tony

Ridgley, Charles, Captain at Northamton Qtr.; Samuel Merry; John the Wagoner; George Goodwin; Edward Welch; Duch Henry; Shepard; Samuel; Dile; John Bowest; Denis; Jack Gum; Coleman; Michael; Slight; Negroes: Bob, Marane, Casly

Ridgley, Charles, Captain, and Company at the Northamton Fce.; Henry Howard; Benjamin Deaver; Caleb Warfield; John Vaughn; B. Legget; Daniel Barker; Philip Beal; Richard Gough; Johnus White; John McvCown; Joseph Allen; William Onion; Charles Doud; Joseph Harvey; Michael Martain; Timothy Murphy; Samuel Coil; John Dehoddy; Edw. Corckland; James Roany; Barney Quin; William Stevens; Thos. Ellishear; Samuel Fisher; Edmond Gunshaw; John Puit; Thos. (?)nahory; Martin Poltis; Henry Riddon; Dennis White; Wm. McConnel; Joseph Wood; Daniel Boot; Thomas Davy; Wm. Connelly; William Roe; John Fonhue; Negroes: Toby, Helton, Joe, Lyn, tom, Jupiter, Teaner, Hannah, Jonathan, Dan

Ibid., pp. 62-65:

"LIST OF TAXABLES IN GUNPOWDER UPPER HUNDRED, BALTIMORE COUNTY, TAKEN BY SUTTON GUDGEON, 1773

[Among those listed are:]

Dulany, Walter, at Qtr. and Charles Wells, Overseer; Samuel Chuen; Joseph West; Peter Hickby; Negroes: Simon, Punch, Cesar, Joe, Will, John, Jack, Phil, Dol, Rachel, Bec, Hegar, Sal

Ridgly, Charles (Qt); Robert Shaw; William Taylor; Timothy Wren; George Ogle; William Gilburn; Richard Harvey; Negroes: Ben, London, Cesar, Farar"

Ibid., pp. 77-80:

"LIST OF TAXES TAKEN IN BY NATHAN PERRIGO, CONSTABLE OF PATAPSCO LOWER HUNDRED FOR THE YEAR OF OUR LORD GOD 1773"

[Among those listed are:]

Lux, Darby; Richard Holden, slave; Negro Anthoney

Merryman, Aberilah, widow; Negroes: Ben, Toney, Flora, Lib, Hannar

Merryman, Joseph; Martin, his man

Ridgley, Charles; Negroes: Jack, Will, London, Dick, Sarah, Judia; White servants: Adam Bayles, James Bradley, Elias Button, Richard Hull, Tim Hurley, Samuel Bugh(?), Daniel Davis, Larry Garbin, Derby Kelly, Mathew Moade, Daniel Gallion, John McGinwish

Ibid., pp. 88-89:

"MEMBERS OF THE BALTIMORE COMMITTEE OF OBSERVATION, 1774

"From the proceedings of this committee (a copy of which is in the Maryland Historical Society Library) the following inhabitants of Baltimore Town and Baltimore County were duly chosen to serve on the committee in accordance with the 11th Resolve of the Continental Congress, November 19, 1774:

"Andrew Buchanan, Chairman, and Robert Alexander, Clerk....

"BALTIMORE TOWN: ... William Lux, ... John Merryman, ...

"PATAPSCO LOWER HUNDRED: Charles Ridgely and Thomas Sollers.

"PATAPSCO UPPER HUNDRED: Zachariah McCubbin, Charles Ridgely (son of William), and Thomas Loyd...

"BACK RIVER UPPER HUNDRED: Samuel Worthington, Benjamin Nicholson, T. C. Deye, John Cradock, Darby Lux, and William Randall....

"NORTH HUNDRED: Jeremiah Johnson and Elisha Dorsey....

"'Resolved that the same or any seven of them have power to act in matters within the Town of Baltimore and that any five may act in matters without the said Town in the said County. Resolved that T. C. Deye, Capt. Charles Ridgely, Walter Tolley, Jr., Benjamin Nicholson, Samuel Worthington, John Moale, Doctor John Boyd, and William Buchanan, or any three of them, be a Committee to attend the General Meeting at Annapolis on Monday, the 24th of this month. Resolved that Robert Alexander, Samuel Purviance, Jr., Andrew Buchanan, Doctor John Boyd, John Moale, Jeremiah Townly Chase, William Buychanan and William Lux, be a Committee of Correspondence for Baltimore County and Baltimore Town, and that any four of them have power to act.'
Noverber 21, 1774"

"November 21, 1774"

Ibid., pp. 89-105:

"TAXABLES IN ST. PAUL'S PARISH, BALTIMORE COUNTY, IN 1774

"This list of taxables is recorded in Reverend Ethan Allen's book entitled Historical Sketches of St. Paul's Parish in Baltimore County, Maryland which he compiled in 1855. A copy is available in the Maryland Historical Society Library in Baltimore...

Ibid., pp. 97-99:

"WESTMINSTER HUNDRED, 1774"
[Among those listed are:]
*Col. John Dorsey
William Lux -25
*Ann Lux, widow
Charles Ridgely, Jr. - 3
Ridgely & Nicholson, acct., William Robinson - 0
*Richard Ridgely

Ibid., pp. 104-105:

"[Taxables in] PATAPSCO LOWER HUNDRED IN 1774"
[Among those listed are:]
Darby Lux - (B.R.U.)
Capt. Charles Ridgely - 13

Ibid., pp. 104-105:

"TAXABLES IN ST. PAUL'S PARISH, BALTIMORE COUNTY, IN 1774

"This list of taxables is recorded in Reverend Ethan Allen's book entitled Historical Sketches of St. Paul's Parish in Baltimore County, Maryland which he compiled in 1855. A copy is available in the Maryland Historical Society Library in Baltimore. Each person named therein is followed by a number which represents the number of taxables in his house. This list, in 1774, only gives the household head by name. The list also contains names of persons in Rev. Dr. West's list in the year 1786/7, and these names (marked with an * asterisk) appear to have been in St. Paul's in 1774 as well.

"…PATAPSCO LOWER HUNDRED IN 1774

"...Darby Lux - 2 (B.R.U.), ...Capt. Charles Ridgely - 13,…Rebecca Talbot - 1,… *Benjamin Talbott,…Joseph Wells - 1…"


Charles married Rebecca Dorsey, daughter of Caleb Dorsey, Jr. of "Belmont" and Priscilla Hill,. Rebecca was born in 1738 and died in 1812 at age 74.

Research Notes: From Wikipedia - Charles Ridgely II. :
"Children:...
6. Capt. Charles Ridgely III "Charles The Mariner" (1733-1790), builder of "Hampton ", who married Rebecca Dorsey (1738-1812), daughter of Caleb Dorsey, Jr. (1710-1772) and Priscilla Hill (1718-1782)."

From Side-Lights on Maryland History with Sketches of Early Maryland Families by Hester Dorsey Richard, Baltimore, Maryland, 1918, vol. 2, p. 213:

"[Hampton] was built in the heart of Captain Ridgely's estate, and the terraced gardens, laid off under his directions, with their clipped borders of English box, still continue as in the days when the gallant officer strolled through them with his young wife, the demure little Methodist, Rebecca Dorsey, of whom the interesting story is told that, while she opened Hampton House with a large prayer meeting, her less pious lord held a rollicking card party in the attic with his fellow-officers! Priscilla, the young sister of Rebecca Dorsey Ridgely, married Governor Charles Ridgely Carnan, nephew and heir of the gallant Captain, who served his country not only as an officer in the Revolutionary War, but also as a member of the Continental Congress in 1776 and who changed his name from Carnan to Ridgely."


The child from this marriage was:

+ 271 M    i. Governor Charles Ridgely 203 was born on 6 Dec 1760, died on 17 Jul 1829 at age 68, and was buried in "Hampton", Baltimore Co., Maryland, United States.

156. Rachel Ridgely (Colonel Charles Ridgely II73, Deborah Dorsey36, John, of "Hockley-in-the-Hole" (Honorable Capt.)18, Edward, "the Colonist"16, Edward, [uncertain]15, Thomas, of Hornby, Yorkshire14, John, of Chiche, Essex13, Thomas12, Roger, of Danbury, Essex11, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex10, Robert, of Maldon, Essex9, Robert, of Malden, Essex8, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex7, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex, England6, Henry, of Little Malden, Essex, England5, Norman, of Little Malden, Essex4, Alexander, of Little Malden, Essex3, Michael, of Little Malden, Essex2, Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1) was born in 1734 and died in 1813 at age 79.

Research Notes: From Wikipedia - Charles Ridgely II. :
"Children:...
7. Rachel Ridgely (1734-1813), who married Lt. Col. Darby Lux II (1737-1795), son of Capt. Darby Lux I (1695-1750) and Ann Saunders (1700-1785)."

From the book The Dorsey Family by Maxwell J. Dorsey, Jean Muir Dorsey and Nannie Ball Nimmo,2006, p. 142:
"Sophia Dorsey, d. bef. 1760, m. Caleb Dorsey, son of John... Their daughter Elizabeth was left personalty in the will of her aunt Rachel Ridgely, 1792, and a plantation in the will of her aunt Lucy, 1808."

Rachel married Darby Lux, [Jr.],71 297 son of Darby Lux and Anna Saunders, on 15 Nov 1764 in Maryland, (United States).298 Darby was born in 1734 in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, (United States) and died in 1795 in Baltimore Co., Maryland, (United States) at age 61.

Research Notes: From Inhabitants of Baltimore County 1763-1774, pp. 16-23:

"INDEX TO AQUILA HALL'S ASSESSMENT LEDGER, 1762-1765

Aquila Hall was High Sheriff of Baltimore County and after Harford County separated from Baltimore County in 1773 he was appointed Colonel of Militia and one of the Lord Justices of the new county of Harford from 1774 to 1779. While serving as Sheriff of Baltimore County he compiled a tax assessment ledger of 145 pages which named 1,380 persons, their land tracts, and their assessments... Its index contains the following names...

"William Cockey,... Joshua Cockey,... Edward Cockey,... John Hammond Dorsey,... Caleb Dorsey, Bazil Dorsey, Edward Dorsey,... Caleb Dorsey,... Richard Dorsey,...John Dorsey,.….. William Lux, Esq.,… Darby Lux,… Samuel Owings,... John Owings, Joshua Owings,... Sarah Owings,... Stephen Owings,... Samuel Owings,... Elijah Owings,... Henry Owings,... Christopher Randell,... John Ridgley,... Charles Ridgley, Jr.,... Capt. John Stinchcombe,... Nathan Stinchcombe,... Edmund Talbott, Thomas Talbott,... Philip Thomas,... Edward Talbott,... Samuel Underwood,... Benjamin Wells,... James Wells,... William Wells, James Wells, Jr.,... Charles Wells,... Elex Wells..."

Ibid., pp. 24-25:

"ADDRESS FROM SUNDRY INHABITANTS OF BALTIMORE TOWN, 1767
"The following address from sundry inhabitants of Baltimore Town to his Excellency Horatio Sharpe, Esquire, Governor and Commander in Chief in and over the Province of Maryland, was presented on April 2, 1767 (Archives of Maryland, 32:187): …
[Among those signing are:]
Thomas Chase
John Ridgely
William Lux
Darby Lux
Charles Ridgely, Jr.

Ibid., pp. 77-80:

"LIST OF TAXES TAKEN IN BY NATHAN PERRIGO, CONSTABLE OF PATAPSCO LOWER HUNDRED FOR THE YEAR OF OUR LORD GOD 1773"

[Among those listed are:]

Lux, Darby; Richard Holden, slave; Negro Anthoney

Merryman, Aberilah, widow; Negroes: Ben, Toney, Flora, Lib, Hannar

Merryman, Joseph; Martin, his man

Ridgley, Charles; Negroes: Jack, Will, London, Dick, Sarah, Judia; White servants: Adam Bayles, James Bradley, Elias Button, Richard Hull, Tim Hurley, Samuel Bugh(?), Daniel Davis, Larry Garbin, Derby Kelly, Mathew Moade, Daniel Gallion, John McGinwish

Ibid., pp. 88-89:

"MEMBERS OF THE BALTIMORE COMMITTEE OF OBSERVATION, 1774

"From the proceedings of this committee (a copy of which is in the Maryland Historical Society Library) the following inhabitants of Baltimore Town and Baltimore County were duly chosen to serve on the committee in accordance with the 11th Resolve of the Continental Congress, November 19, 1774:

"Andrew Buchanan, Chairman, and Robert Alexander, Clerk....

"BALTIMORE TOWN: ... William Lux, ... John Merryman, ...

"PATAPSCO LOWER HUNDRED: Charles Ridgely and Thomas Sollers.

"PATAPSCO UPPER HUNDRED: Zachariah McCubbin, Charles Ridgely (son of William), and Thomas Loyd...

"BACK RIVER UPPER HUNDRED: Samuel Worthington, Benjamin Nicholson, T. C. Deye, John Cradock, Darby Lux, and William Randall....

"NORTH HUNDRED: Jeremiah Johnson and Elisha Dorsey....

"'Resolved that the same or any seven of them have power to act in matters within the Town of Baltimore and that any five may act in matters without the said Town in the said County. Resolved that T. C. Deye, Capt. Charles Ridgely, Walter Tolley, Jr., Benjamin Nicholson, Samuel Worthington, John Moale, Doctor John Boyd, and William Buchanan, or any three of them, be a Committee to attend the General Meeting at Annapolis on Monday, the 24th of this month. Resolved that Robert Alexander, Samuel Purviance, Jr., Andrew Buchanan, Doctor John Boyd, John Moale, Jeremiah Townly Chase, William Buychanan and William Lux, be a Committee of Correspondence for Baltimore County and Baltimore Town, and that any four of them have power to act.'
Noverber 21, 1774"

Ibid, pp. 104-105:

"TAXABLES IN ST. PAUL'S PARISH, BALTIMORE COUNTY, IN 1774

"This list of taxables is recorded in Reverend Ethan Allen's book entitled Historical Sketches of St. Paul's Parish in Baltimore County, Maryland which he compiled in 1855. A copy is available in the Maryland Historical Society Library in Baltimore. Each person named therein is followed by a number which represents the number of taxables in his house. This list, in 1774, only gives the household head by name. The list also contains names of persons in Rev. Dr. West's list in the year 1786/7, and these names (marked with an * asterisk) appear to have been in St. Paul's in 1774 as well.


Ibid., pp. 104-105:

"[Taxables in] PATAPSCO LOWER HUNDRED IN 1774"
[Among those listed are:]
Darby Lux - (B.R.U.)
Capt. Charles Ridgely - 13
Rebecca Talbot - 1
*Benjamin Talbott
Joseph Wells - 1

Ibid., pp. 50-54:

"A LIST OF TAXABLES IN BACK RIVER UPPER HUNDRED IN 1773 TAKEN BY WILLIAM HUTSON"

[Among households and garrisons(?) listed are:]

Cockey, John; Thomas Webster; Thomas Hersy; Thomas Draper; Edward Night; William Collins; Negro Nan

Cockey, William; Edward Flannagan; Rowland Bates; Negroes: Jack, Sam, Ja, Bett

Cockey, Edward, Joshua Cockey; Negroes: Easter, Juday

Cockey, Thomas Sr.; Thomas Cockey; James Space; Negroes: Jonathan, Boson, Burnam, (unclear), Haly(?), Cook, Jack

Lux, Darby; James Easam; Hopkin Hopkins; Negroes: Roger, Phillis, Beck, Hagar

Ridgley, Charles; William Cloman; John Corns; Negroes: Captain, Frank, Dick, Harry, Hester, Paterson, James, Cate(1), Phillis, Cate(2), Tony

Ridgley, Charles, Captain at Northamton Qtr.; Samuel Merry; John the Wagoner; George Goodwin; Edward Welch; Duch Henry; Shepard; Samuel; Dile; John Bowest; Denis; Jack Gum; Coleman; Michael; Slight; Negroes: Bob, Marane, Casly

Ibid., p 107:

"PETITION IN 1746

"'We, the Subscribers Inhabitants of Baltimore County and Town, and many of Us Members of a Club kept in said Town, having understood than an Information hath been made to this Government, that Mr. James Richards, high Sheriff of Our said County, and a Member of Our Club, hath spoken Words reflecting on his present Majesty King George his Person and Government. We therefore in Justice to the Character of the said James Richards do certify that He at all times and on all Occasions, when in Our Company, expressed the Greatest Loyalty and Zeal for his present Majesty and the happy Establishment both in Church and State, and frequently declared his utter Abhorrence of the present unnatural Rebellion; and always was One of the most Active and forward in expressing his Joy, on making any Conquest or gaining any Victory over the French, the Pretender, or any of his Majestys Enemies, and particularly distinguished himself on the Days We celebrated the taking Capt Breton, The Victory obtained over the Rebells at Culloden, under his Royal Highness the Duke, and on his Majesty's late Birthday. And further We believe the said Information to be malicious, spiteful and without Foundation.' (Source: Archives of Maryland, Vol. XXVIII, page 375)

[Among those signing:]
Darby Lux
Charles Ridgely


Children from this marriage were:

+ 272 F    i. Ann Lux 299 300 was born on 25 Nov 1770 in <Maryland, (United States)>.

+ 273 M    ii. Captain Darby Lux, [III] 301 302 303 was born about 1772 and died on 17 Sep 1812 in Baltimore, Baltimore, Maryland, United States about age 40.

+ 274 M    iii. William Lux 298 304 was born about 1775.

+ 275 F    iv. Rachel Lux .298

157. Deborah Ridgely 205 (William Ridgely74, Deborah Dorsey36, John, of "Hockley-in-the-Hole" (Honorable Capt.)18, Edward, "the Colonist"16, Edward, [uncertain]15, Thomas, of Hornby, Yorkshire14, John, of Chiche, Essex13, Thomas12, Roger, of Danbury, Essex11, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex10, Robert, of Maldon, Essex9, Robert, of Malden, Essex8, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex7, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex, England6, Henry, of Little Malden, Essex, England5, Norman, of Little Malden, Essex4, Alexander, of Little Malden, Essex3, Michael, of Little Malden, Essex2, Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1) was born about 1730 in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, (United States).

Research Notes: Source: The Dorsey Family by Maxwell J. Dorsey, Jean Muir Dorsey and Nannie Ball Nimmo,2006, p. 145 & 149

Deborah married Lancelot Dorsey, [of Edward],71 108 son of Captain Edward Dorsey and Sarah Todd,. Lancelot was born about 1731 in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, (United States) and died <1778> about age 47.

Death Notes: Source: The Dorsey Family by Maxwell J. Dorsey, Jean Muir Dorsey and Nannie Ball Nimmo,2006, p. 145 "d. intestate"

Research Notes: This is probably the Lancelot (Lancelott, Lanslot) Dorsey listed in the following:

From Inhabitants of Baltimore County 1763-1774, pp. 7-8:

"DELAWARE HUNDRED, 1763

"...Dorsey, Charles
Dorsey, Lanslot
Dorsey, Andrew
Dorsey, Edward
Dorsey, John, Qtrs...."

Ibid., pp. 27-41:

"JOPPA COURTHOUSE PETITION OF 1768

"The petitions for and against the removal of the county seat of Baltimore County from Joppa to Baltimore Town in 1768 are discussed at length in the Archives of Maryland, Vol. 61 (Appendix). Notices were posted in January, 1768 at the door of the courthouse in Joppa, at the church door of St. Paul's Parish, at the church door of St. Thomas' Parish, at the church door of St. John's Parish, at the church door of St. George's Parish, at the door of the chapel of St. George's Parish, at the door of the chapel of St. John's Parish, and at the house called St. Thomas' Chapel in St. Thomas' Parish, by Absalom Butler and sworn to before the Honorable Benjamin Rogers. Notices were printed in English and German. Tabulations indicate that 2,271 voted for the removal of the courthouse, and 901 voted against it. (It should be noted that some signatures are missing due to the disintegration of the paper, and there also appears to be some who signed more than once.) Five years later, Harford County separated from Baltimore County and set up its court house at Bush (Harford Town) in 1774 and at Bel Air in 1782.

"SIGNERS FOR THE REMOVAL OF THE COUNTY SEAT TO BALTIMORE TOWN (1768)

"…Edward Dorsey (of BC), Nicholas Dorsey, Jr….Edward Talbot… Vachel Dorsey... Christopher Owings, Richard Owings... William Arnold… Edward Dorsey (son John)... Lancelott Dorsey, Charles Dorsey (son Nathan), Ely Dorsey... Henry Dorsey... James Dorsey… Charles Dorsey… Nicholas Dorsey, Sr…. (Petition endorsed by George Ogg)
"…Edmund Talbott… (Petition endorsed by Thomas Jones)
"… Samuel Owings (of Thomas)… (Petition endorsed by Abraham Walker and Benjamin Rogers)
"… Samuel Dorsey, Jr.... (Petition endorsed by Moses Galloway)
"… Joshua Owings, Jr.... (Petition not endorsed)
"…Joseph Cole… John Hall (son of Joshua)… (Petition endorsed by Capt. Richard Richards)
"… Henry Dorsey, Jr. (Mutilated petition; at least five names torn away)
"… Henry Griffith Dorsey, Sr… Leakin Dorsey… Thomas Gist… (Petition endorsed by John Riston)
"… Philip Coale… (Petition endorsed by Richard McCallister)…
"… Samuel Owings... John Wells... (Petition endorsed by Daniel Bowers)

Noted events in his life were:

• Oath of Allegiance: before Hon. John Dorsey, 12 Mar 1778. 101

(Duplicate Line. See Person 143)

158. Sarah Dorsey, of "Troy Hill" 207 (Basil, (of Caleb) (Capt.)76, Caleb, of Hockley in the Hole [son of Capt. John]37, John, of "Hockley-in-the-Hole" (Honorable Capt.)18, Edward, "the Colonist"16, Edward, [uncertain]15, Thomas, of Hornby, Yorkshire14, John, of Chiche, Essex13, Thomas12, Roger, of Danbury, Essex11, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex10, Robert, of Maldon, Essex9, Robert, of Malden, Essex8, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex7, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex, England6, Henry, of Little Malden, Essex, England5, Norman, of Little Malden, Essex4, Alexander, of Little Malden, Essex3, Michael, of Little Malden, Essex2, Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1) died before 1769.

Sarah married Colonel John Burgess,207 305 son of John Burgess and Jane Mackelfresh, about 1755 in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, (United States). John was born on 8 Jun 1725 in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, (United States) and died on 2 Apr 1793 in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, United States at age 67.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 276 M    i. Lieutenant Basil Burgess 306 was born about 1758 in Queen Caroline Parish, Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States) and died after 1800 in Mason Co., Kentucky.

+ 277 M    ii. John Burgess 307 was born on 24 Jan 1766 in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, (United States) and died in Oct 1821 in Frederick Co., Maryland, (United States) at age 55.

159. Caleb Dorsey 208 (Basil, (of Caleb) (Capt.)76, Caleb, of Hockley in the Hole [son of Capt. John]37, John, of "Hockley-in-the-Hole" (Honorable Capt.)18, Edward, "the Colonist"16, Edward, [uncertain]15, Thomas, of Hornby, Yorkshire14, John, of Chiche, Essex13, Thomas12, Roger, of Danbury, Essex11, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex10, Robert, of Maldon, Essex9, Robert, of Malden, Essex8, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex7, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex, England6, Henry, of Little Malden, Essex, England5, Norman, of Little Malden, Essex4, Alexander, of Little Malden, Essex3, Michael, of Little Malden, Essex2, Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1) was born on 24 Jun 1734 in Christ Church, Queen Caroline Parish, Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States) and died in 1763 at age 29.

160. Hon. Col. Thomas Dorsey 90 209 210 211 (Basil, (of Caleb) (Capt.)76, Caleb, of Hockley in the Hole [son of Capt. John]37, John, of "Hockley-in-the-Hole" (Honorable Capt.)18, Edward, "the Colonist"16, Edward, [uncertain]15, Thomas, of Hornby, Yorkshire14, John, of Chiche, Essex13, Thomas12, Roger, of Danbury, Essex11, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex10, Robert, of Maldon, Essex9, Robert, of Malden, Essex8, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex7, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex, England6, Henry, of Little Malden, Essex, England5, Norman, of Little Malden, Essex4, Alexander, of Little Malden, Essex3, Michael, of Little Malden, Essex2, Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1) was born on 15 Nov 1737 in Elk Ridge, Anne Arundel (Howard), Maryland, (United States) and died before 30 Oct 1790 in <Elk Ridge>, Anne Arundel, Maryland, United States. Another name for Thomas was Colonel Thomas Dorsey.

Research Notes: Had two wives, both named Elizabeth Ridgely.
1) Elizabeth Ridgely, daughter of Col. Henry Ridgely, about 1756; one son, Daniel.
2) Elizabeth Ridgely, daughter of Judge Nicholas Ridgely, in 1761; 8 children.

From http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=mrmarsha&id=I20045:

Thomas Dorsey (c. 1735-1790), a neighbor of the Carrolls at Elk Ridge, where his estate, Troy, was located. He held a series of local offices prior to the Revolution, was a member of the Annapolis and Anne Arundel Co. Committee of Observation (1774), and served as a delegate to the first three and the fifth Maryland conventions (1774-1775). By 1777 he had become a colonel in the Elk Ridge battalion as well as commissioner of taxee, for Anne Arundel County, a post he held until 1782. A partner with Samuel Chase and Luke Wheeler in a mercantile firm that dealt in state bonds, Dorsey died insolvent, with the firm indebted to the state for more than £15,000 current money. Married twice, Dorsey was the father of seven children. His first wife was Elizabeth Ridgely, daughter of Col. Henry an Elizabeth Warfield Ridgely; his second wife, also named Elizabeth Ridgely, was the daughter of Judge Nicholas Ridgely of Delaware. Bio. Dic. Md. Legis., I, 278-279; Caleb Dorsey and Ruth Barnes Dorsey, "Troy and Col. Thomas Dorsey," Daughters of the American Revolution" Magazine, XCIX (1965), 410-411.

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From Revolutionary Patriots of Anne Arundel, p. 55:

"Married secondly to Elizabeth Ridgely, daughter of Judge Nicholas Ridgely, in 1761, and had 8 children: Archibald Dorsey, Theodore Dorsey, Nicholas Dorsey, Mary Dorsey Norwood, Elizabeth Dorsey Berry, Juliet Dorsey Hawkins, Harriet Dorsey Berry, and Matilda Dorsey Sullivan (Ref: R-178). Thomas was most prominent in the Revolution. He was one of the Justices to administer the Oath of Allegiance in March, 1778 (Ref: B-23), a Justice of the Peace in November, 1778, and Colonel of the Elk Ridge Battalion in 1778. He was a collector of gold and silver in Anne Arundel County in exchange for continental money for use of Congress (Ref: C-201, F-222, F-223, F-224, N-132, O-241, P-278). He served on the Committee of Observation in 1775, was a Delegate to the Maryland Convention in 1775-1776, and was a Signer of the Association of Freemen of Maryland in 1775... He was appointed a Purchaser of Provisions for the United States Army on March 25, 1778."

Noted events in his life were:

• Will: 14 Mar 1790, Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, United States.

• Probate: of his estate, 30 Oct 1790, Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, United States.

• Inventory: of his estate, 7 Jul 1791.

• Probate: of his estate, 7 Oct 1795, Hardin Co., Kentucky, United States.

Thomas married Elizabeth Ridgely, (of Henry),90 308 daughter of Henry Ridgely III and Elizabeth Warfield, in 1755 in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, (United States). Elizabeth was born on 11 Oct 1737 in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, (United States) and died in 1761 in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, (United States) at age 24.

Research Notes: First wife of Hon. Thomas Dorsey.


The child from this marriage was:

+ 278 M    i. Daniel Dorsey 309 was born on 6 Mar 1757 in Maryland, (United States) and died in 1823 in Lyons Twp, Ontario, New York, United States at age 66. (Relationship to Father: Biological, Relationship to Mother: Biological)

Thomas next married Elizabeth Ridgely, (of Nicholas),90 310 311 daughter of Judge Nicholas Ridgely and Mary Middleton, on 24 Jun 1761 in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, (United States). Elizabeth was born on 15 Dec 1745 in Dover, Delaware, (United States) and died in 1815 in Baltimore Co., Maryland, (United States) at age 70.

Marriage Notes: May have been married on 21 June 1761.

Research Notes: Second wife of Hon. Thomas Dorsey.

Noted events in her life were:

• Will: 23 Oct 1810.

• Probate: of her estate, 6 Mar 1815, Baltimore Co., Maryland, United States.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 279 M    i. Daniel Dorsey 309 was born on 6 Mar 1757 in Maryland, (United States) and died in 1823 in Lyons Twp, Ontario, New York, United States at age 66. (Relationship to Father: Biological, Relationship to Mother: Step)

+ 280 M    ii. Dr. Archibald Dorsey 312 was born between 1760 and 1770 in Maryland, (United States) and died on 18 May 1847 in <Harford Co., Maryland>, United States.

+ 281 M    iii. Theodore Dorsey 313 died in 1812.

+ 282 M    iv. Nicholas Dorsey .209

+ 283 F    v. Mary Dorsey 314 died before 1791.

+ 284 F    vi. Elizabeth Dorsey .209

+ 285 F    vii. Juliet Dorsey .209

+ 286 F    viii. Harriet Dorsey .209

+ 287 F    ix. Matilda Dorsey .209

161. Dennis Dorsey 206 (Basil, (of Caleb) (Capt.)76, Caleb, of Hockley in the Hole [son of Capt. John]37, John, of "Hockley-in-the-Hole" (Honorable Capt.)18, Edward, "the Colonist"16, Edward, [uncertain]15, Thomas, of Hornby, Yorkshire14, John, of Chiche, Essex13, Thomas12, Roger, of Danbury, Essex11, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex10, Robert, of Maldon, Essex9, Robert, of Malden, Essex8, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex7, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex, England6, Henry, of Little Malden, Essex, England5, Norman, of Little Malden, Essex4, Alexander, of Little Malden, Essex3, Michael, of Little Malden, Essex2, Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1).

162. Eleanor Dorsey 208 (Basil, (of Caleb) (Capt.)76, Caleb, of Hockley in the Hole [son of Capt. John]37, John, of "Hockley-in-the-Hole" (Honorable Capt.)18, Edward, "the Colonist"16, Edward, [uncertain]15, Thomas, of Hornby, Yorkshire14, John, of Chiche, Essex13, Thomas12, Roger, of Danbury, Essex11, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex10, Robert, of Maldon, Essex9, Robert, of Malden, Essex8, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex7, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex, England6, Henry, of Little Malden, Essex, England5, Norman, of Little Malden, Essex4, Alexander, of Little Malden, Essex3, Michael, of Little Malden, Essex2, Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1).

163. Elizabeth Dorsey 208 (Basil, (of Caleb) (Capt.)76, Caleb, of Hockley in the Hole [son of Capt. John]37, John, of "Hockley-in-the-Hole" (Honorable Capt.)18, Edward, "the Colonist"16, Edward, [uncertain]15, Thomas, of Hornby, Yorkshire14, John, of Chiche, Essex13, Thomas12, Roger, of Danbury, Essex11, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex10, Robert, of Maldon, Essex9, Robert, of Malden, Essex8, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex7, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex, England6, Henry, of Little Malden, Essex, England5, Norman, of Little Malden, Essex4, Alexander, of Little Malden, Essex3, Michael, of Little Malden, Essex2, Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1).

164. Ariana Dorsey 212 (Basil, (of Caleb) (Capt.)76, Caleb, of Hockley in the Hole [son of Capt. John]37, John, of "Hockley-in-the-Hole" (Honorable Capt.)18, Edward, "the Colonist"16, Edward, [uncertain]15, Thomas, of Hornby, Yorkshire14, John, of Chiche, Essex13, Thomas12, Roger, of Danbury, Essex11, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex10, Robert, of Maldon, Essex9, Robert, of Malden, Essex8, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex7, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex, England6, Henry, of Little Malden, Essex, England5, Norman, of Little Malden, Essex4, Alexander, of Little Malden, Essex3, Michael, of Little Malden, Essex2, Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1) was born about 1749 and died in 1798 in Baltimore Co., Maryland, United States about age 49.

Ariana married Thomas Sollars 212 on 29 May 1766. Thomas died on 3 Jan 1783 in Baltimore Co., Maryland, United States.

165. Basil Dorsey 208 (Basil, (of Caleb) (Capt.)76, Caleb, of Hockley in the Hole [son of Capt. John]37, John, of "Hockley-in-the-Hole" (Honorable Capt.)18, Edward, "the Colonist"16, Edward, [uncertain]15, Thomas, of Hornby, Yorkshire14, John, of Chiche, Essex13, Thomas12, Roger, of Danbury, Essex11, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex10, Robert, of Maldon, Essex9, Robert, of Malden, Essex8, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex7, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex, England6, Henry, of Little Malden, Essex, England5, Norman, of Little Malden, Essex4, Alexander, of Little Malden, Essex3, Michael, of Little Malden, Essex2, Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1) died in 1762.

166. Henry Hill Dorsey 214 (Caleb, Jr. of "Belmont"79, Caleb, of Hockley in the Hole [son of Capt. John]37, John, of "Hockley-in-the-Hole" (Honorable Capt.)18, Edward, "the Colonist"16, Edward, [uncertain]15, Thomas, of Hornby, Yorkshire14, John, of Chiche, Essex13, Thomas12, Roger, of Danbury, Essex11, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex10, Robert, of Maldon, Essex9, Robert, of Malden, Essex8, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex7, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex, England6, Henry, of Little Malden, Essex, England5, Norman, of Little Malden, Essex4, Alexander, of Little Malden, Essex3, Michael, of Little Malden, Essex2, Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1) was born on 3 Mar 1736 in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, (United States) and died in 1772 in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, (United States) at age 36.

Noted events in his life were:

• Will: 26 Feb 1772.

• Probate: of his will, 9 Jul 1772.

Henry married Elizabeth Goodwin.214 Another name for Elizabeth was Eliza Goodwin.

167. Rebecca Dorsey (Caleb, Jr. of "Belmont"79, Caleb, of Hockley in the Hole [son of Capt. John]37, John, of "Hockley-in-the-Hole" (Honorable Capt.)18, Edward, "the Colonist"16, Edward, [uncertain]15, Thomas, of Hornby, Yorkshire14, John, of Chiche, Essex13, Thomas12, Roger, of Danbury, Essex11, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex10, Robert, of Maldon, Essex9, Robert, of Malden, Essex8, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex7, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex, England6, Henry, of Little Malden, Essex, England5, Norman, of Little Malden, Essex4, Alexander, of Little Malden, Essex3, Michael, of Little Malden, Essex2, Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1) was born in 1738 and died in 1812 at age 74.

Research Notes: From Wikipedia - Charles Ridgely II. :
"Children:...
6. Capt. Charles Ridgely III "Charles The Mariner" (1733-1790), builder of "Hampton ", who married Rebecca Dorsey (1738-1812), daughter of Caleb Dorsey, Jr. (1710-1772) and Priscilla Hill (1718-1782)."

From Side-Lights on Maryland History with Sketches of Early Maryland Families by Hester Dorsey Richard, Baltimore, Maryland, 1918, vol. 2, p. 213:

"[Hampton] was built in the heart of Captain Ridgely's estate, and the terraced gardens, laid off under his directions, with their clipped borders of English box, still continue as in the days when the gallant officer strolled through them with his young wife, the demure little Methodist, Rebecca Dorsey, of whom the interesting story is told that, while she opened Hampton House with a large prayer meeting, her less pious lord held a rollicking card party in the attic with his fellow-officers! Priscilla, the young sister of Rebecca Dorsey Ridgely, married Governor Charles Ridgely Carnan, nephew and heir of the gallant Captain, who served his country not only as an officer in the Revolutionary War, but also as a member of the Continental Congress in 1776 and who changed his name from Carnan to Ridgely."



Rebecca married Captain Charles Ridgely, III of "Hampton",54 55 71 203 son of Colonel Charles Ridgely II and Rachel Howard, of "Hampton",. Charles was born in 1733, died on 28 Jun 1790 at age 57, and was buried in "Hampton", Baltimore Co., Maryland, United States. Another name for Charles was Capt. Charles "the Mariner" Ridgely.

Burial Notes: From Historic Graves of Maryland, p. 147:
"In the family vault at 'Hampton,' built of marble and brick, repose six and possibly seven generations of Ridgelys. Capt. Charles Ridgely, born in 1733; died June 28, 1790, made provisions in his will for the building of this vault. Tradition says that his remains, with those of his father, Col. Charles Ridgely, and other members of his family, were placed here when the city of Baltimore ran its streets through the Spring Garden property, owned by the Rodgelys, and obliterated all traces of an earlier burying ground. A complete record of those buried at Hampton begins, however, with the succeeding generation, and as one looks through the iron grating of the doorway, one sees a wall of marble slabs duly inscribed with the names of the dead. This final touch, by which a charnel house was transformed into a worthy monument to her race, was given by the late Mrs. Charles Ridgely, a granddaughter of Governor Charles Ridgely with whom the record begins."

Research Notes: From Wikipedia - Charles Ridgely II. :

"Children:...
6. Capt. Charles Ridgely III "Charles The Mariner" (1733-1790), builder of "Hampton ", who married Rebecca Dorsey (1738-1812), daughter of Caleb Dorsey, Jr. (1710-1772) and Priscilla Hill (1718-1782)."

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From Side-Lights on Maryland History, vol. 2, pp. 212-213:

"In the year 1758 [Colonel Charles Ridgely] acquired by patent a tract called Northampton, to which his son, Captain Charles, added. Colonel Charles Ridgely married Rachel Howard, granddaughter of the original John Howard, of England, one of the five brothers who came early into Maryland.

"Their son, Captain Charles Ridgely, was the builder of Hampton, which has descended for several generations from father to son.

This was built in the heart of Captain Ridgely's estate, and the terraced gardens, laid off under his directions, with their clipped borders of English box, still continue as in the days when the gallant officer strolled through them with his young wife, the demure little Methodist, Rebecca Dorsey, of whom the interesting story is told that, while she opened Hampton House with a large prayer meeting, her less pious lord held a rollicking card party in the attic with his fellow-officers! Priscilla, the young sister of Rebecca Dorsey Ridgely, married Governor Charles Ridgely Carnan, nephew and heir of the gallant Captain, who served his country not only as an officer in the Revolutionary War, but also as a member of the Continental Congress in 1776 and who changed his name from Carnan to Ridgely."

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Is this the Charles Ridgely listed in all these entries?

From Inhabitants of Baltimore County 1763-1774, pp. 5-6:

"BACK RIVER UPPER HUNDRED, 1763"

[Among those listed are:]
Cockey, John
Cockey, Joshua
Cockey, William
Ridgley, Charles Sr.
Ridgley, Charles Jr.
Talbott, Edward
Gudgeon Mary"

Ibid., p. 11:

"LIST OF CREDITORS OF SAMUEL HYDE, 1764

"The following notice appeared in The Maryland Gazette on September 13, 1764: 'Pursuant to a letter, which I received lately from John Hyde, Esq., of London, I hereby give notice to those persons who were creditors of his brother Samuel Hyde, of London, Merchant, for the sums affixed to their respective names mentioned in the following list, or to their representatives, that the subscriber will attend at the house of Mrs. Orrick, in Baltimore-Town, the sixth day of November, to pay the said sums to the perons, on their appying to him at that time and place; but if any whose names are insterted, did proceed by way of attachment against the effects of said Samuel Hyde, so as to run him or his estate to any costs, they need not apply; for payments are only intended for those who did not proceed o recover their debts, or those who may have proceeded and did not recover without burdening him or his effects with costs. Signed: Charles Ridgely, Jr.'

"The list contains 186 names of persons residing in Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Patowmack, Patuxent, Herring Bay and the Clifts. The highest amount owed to one creditor was seven pouds, sixteen shillings (7.16), with the average being around two pounds. The fifty creditors who lived in Anne Arundel and Baltimore were grouped together and separated from the rest, as shown in the following list:"

[Among those listed are:]
Colegate, Benjamin 0.18
Day, Edward 5.2
Dyer, Penelope 1.5
hammond, Col. Charles 2.10
Hall, William 0.17
Owings, Samuel 0.5
Day, John Jr. 7.14


Ibid., pp. 24-25:

"ADDRESS FROM SUNDRY INHABITANTS OF BALTIMORE TOWN, 1767
"The following address from sundry inhabitants of Baltimore Town to his Excellency Horatio Sharpe, Esquire, Governor and Commander in Chief in and over the Province of Maryland, was presented on April 2, 1767 (Archives of Maryland, 32:187): …
[Among those signing are:]
Thomas Chase
John Ridgely
William Lux
Darby Lux
Charles Ridgely, Jr.

Ibid., pp. 50-54:

"A LIST OF TAXABLES IN BACK RIVER UPPER HUNDRED IN 1773 TAKEN BY WILLIAM HUTSON"

[Among households and garrisons(?) listed are:]

Ridgley, Charles; William Cloman; John Corns; Negroes: Captain, Frank, Dick, Harry, Hester, Paterson, James, Cate(1), Phillis, Cate(2), Tony

Ridgley, Charles, Captain at Northamton Qtr.; Samuel Merry; John the Wagoner; George Goodwin; Edward Welch; Duch Henry; Shepard; Samuel; Dile; John Bowest; Denis; Jack Gum; Coleman; Michael; Slight; Negroes: Bob, Marane, Casly

Ridgley, Charles, Captain, and Company at the Northamton Fce.; Henry Howard; Benjamin Deaver; Caleb Warfield; John Vaughn; B. Legget; Daniel Barker; Philip Beal; Richard Gough; Johnus White; John McvCown; Joseph Allen; William Onion; Charles Doud; Joseph Harvey; Michael Martain; Timothy Murphy; Samuel Coil; John Dehoddy; Edw. Corckland; James Roany; Barney Quin; William Stevens; Thos. Ellishear; Samuel Fisher; Edmond Gunshaw; John Puit; Thos. (?)nahory; Martin Poltis; Henry Riddon; Dennis White; Wm. McConnel; Joseph Wood; Daniel Boot; Thomas Davy; Wm. Connelly; William Roe; John Fonhue; Negroes: Toby, Helton, Joe, Lyn, tom, Jupiter, Teaner, Hannah, Jonathan, Dan

Ibid., pp. 62-65:

"LIST OF TAXABLES IN GUNPOWDER UPPER HUNDRED, BALTIMORE COUNTY, TAKEN BY SUTTON GUDGEON, 1773

[Among those listed are:]

Dulany, Walter, at Qtr. and Charles Wells, Overseer; Samuel Chuen; Joseph West; Peter Hickby; Negroes: Simon, Punch, Cesar, Joe, Will, John, Jack, Phil, Dol, Rachel, Bec, Hegar, Sal

Ridgly, Charles (Qt); Robert Shaw; William Taylor; Timothy Wren; George Ogle; William Gilburn; Richard Harvey; Negroes: Ben, London, Cesar, Farar"

Ibid., pp. 77-80:

"LIST OF TAXES TAKEN IN BY NATHAN PERRIGO, CONSTABLE OF PATAPSCO LOWER HUNDRED FOR THE YEAR OF OUR LORD GOD 1773"

[Among those listed are:]

Lux, Darby; Richard Holden, slave; Negro Anthoney

Merryman, Aberilah, widow; Negroes: Ben, Toney, Flora, Lib, Hannar

Merryman, Joseph; Martin, his man

Ridgley, Charles; Negroes: Jack, Will, London, Dick, Sarah, Judia; White servants: Adam Bayles, James Bradley, Elias Button, Richard Hull, Tim Hurley, Samuel Bugh(?), Daniel Davis, Larry Garbin, Derby Kelly, Mathew Moade, Daniel Gallion, John McGinwish

Ibid., pp. 88-89:

"MEMBERS OF THE BALTIMORE COMMITTEE OF OBSERVATION, 1774

"From the proceedings of this committee (a copy of which is in the Maryland Historical Society Library) the following inhabitants of Baltimore Town and Baltimore County were duly chosen to serve on the committee in accordance with the 11th Resolve of the Continental Congress, November 19, 1774:

"Andrew Buchanan, Chairman, and Robert Alexander, Clerk....

"BALTIMORE TOWN: ... William Lux, ... John Merryman, ...

"PATAPSCO LOWER HUNDRED: Charles Ridgely and Thomas Sollers.

"PATAPSCO UPPER HUNDRED: Zachariah McCubbin, Charles Ridgely (son of William), and Thomas Loyd...

"BACK RIVER UPPER HUNDRED: Samuel Worthington, Benjamin Nicholson, T. C. Deye, John Cradock, Darby Lux, and William Randall....

"NORTH HUNDRED: Jeremiah Johnson and Elisha Dorsey....

"'Resolved that the same or any seven of them have power to act in matters within the Town of Baltimore and that any five may act in matters without the said Town in the said County. Resolved that T. C. Deye, Capt. Charles Ridgely, Walter Tolley, Jr., Benjamin Nicholson, Samuel Worthington, John Moale, Doctor John Boyd, and William Buchanan, or any three of them, be a Committee to attend the General Meeting at Annapolis on Monday, the 24th of this month. Resolved that Robert Alexander, Samuel Purviance, Jr., Andrew Buchanan, Doctor John Boyd, John Moale, Jeremiah Townly Chase, William Buychanan and William Lux, be a Committee of Correspondence for Baltimore County and Baltimore Town, and that any four of them have power to act.'
Noverber 21, 1774"

"November 21, 1774"

Ibid., pp. 89-105:

"TAXABLES IN ST. PAUL'S PARISH, BALTIMORE COUNTY, IN 1774

"This list of taxables is recorded in Reverend Ethan Allen's book entitled Historical Sketches of St. Paul's Parish in Baltimore County, Maryland which he compiled in 1855. A copy is available in the Maryland Historical Society Library in Baltimore...

Ibid., pp. 97-99:

"WESTMINSTER HUNDRED, 1774"
[Among those listed are:]
*Col. John Dorsey
William Lux -25
*Ann Lux, widow
Charles Ridgely, Jr. - 3
Ridgely & Nicholson, acct., William Robinson - 0
*Richard Ridgely

Ibid., pp. 104-105:

"[Taxables in] PATAPSCO LOWER HUNDRED IN 1774"
[Among those listed are:]
Darby Lux - (B.R.U.)
Capt. Charles Ridgely - 13

Ibid., pp. 104-105:

"TAXABLES IN ST. PAUL'S PARISH, BALTIMORE COUNTY, IN 1774

"This list of taxables is recorded in Reverend Ethan Allen's book entitled Historical Sketches of St. Paul's Parish in Baltimore County, Maryland which he compiled in 1855. A copy is available in the Maryland Historical Society Library in Baltimore. Each person named therein is followed by a number which represents the number of taxables in his house. This list, in 1774, only gives the household head by name. The list also contains names of persons in Rev. Dr. West's list in the year 1786/7, and these names (marked with an * asterisk) appear to have been in St. Paul's in 1774 as well.

"…PATAPSCO LOWER HUNDRED IN 1774

"...Darby Lux - 2 (B.R.U.), ...Capt. Charles Ridgely - 13,…Rebecca Talbot - 1,… *Benjamin Talbott,…Joseph Wells - 1…"


(Duplicate Line. See Person 155)

168. Samuel Dorsey, of Belmont 215 216 (Caleb, Jr. of "Belmont"79, Caleb, of Hockley in the Hole [son of Capt. John]37, John, of "Hockley-in-the-Hole" (Honorable Capt.)18, Edward, "the Colonist"16, Edward, [uncertain]15, Thomas, of Hornby, Yorkshire14, John, of Chiche, Essex13, Thomas12, Roger, of Danbury, Essex11, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex10, Robert, of Maldon, Essex9, Robert, of Malden, Essex8, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex7, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex, England6, Henry, of Little Malden, Essex, England5, Norman, of Little Malden, Essex4, Alexander, of Little Malden, Essex3, Michael, of Little Malden, Essex2, Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1) was born on 7 Dec 1741 in <Anne Arundel (Howard)>, Maryland, (United States) and died on 11 Sep 1777 at age 35. Other names for Samuel were Samuel Dorsey of Caleb and Samuel Dorsey.

Research Notes: From Revolutionary Patriots of Anne Arundel, pp. 54-55:

"Married Margaret Sprigg in 1772 and they had one son, Edward Hill Dorsey. He served on the Committee of Observation in 1775 and manufactured ordnance for the Army at his Elk Ridge iron works. He also fornished tents and bayonets for the militia. He sometimes signed his name 'Samuel Dorsey, of Caleb' and sometimes 'Samuel Dorsey, of Belmont'."


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From Wikipedia - Elkridge Furnace:

The site of the Elkridge Furnace and forge (located in the US state of Maryland ), known today as Avalon, was a tract of land patented as "Taylor's Forest" purchased in 1761 by Caleb Dorsey, an ironmaster. The land was located on the Patapsco river near Elkridge Landing, today being part of the Patapsco Valley State Park . The site first produced pig iron for export to England and after the addition of a forge produced crowbars, some of the earliest tools produced in America. The manufacture of tools in America had been banned for years by England. In 1771, after the death of Caleb Dorsey, the forge was operated by Caleb's sons, Edward Dorsey "Iron Head Ned" and Samuel Dorsey. In 1775 and during the American Revolution (1775-1783), the forge manufactured cast-iron parts for muskets by William Whetcroft. During the time of Mr. Whetcroft, the height of the dam (Avalon pictured here) , was increased to allow for constructing a millrace to feed a slitting mill on the property. In 1783, operations at the site were closed due to tax problems and the site was auctioned off in 1815. Benjamin and James Ellicott became the owners and incorporated the site as the Avalon Iron Works in 1822 and manufactured nails.[1] "

First Elkridge Furnace
The existence of iron was known from the time John Smith sailed up the Patapsco in 1608 and the settlement of Elkridge Landing is given as 1690, Likely many attempts at iron production took place after 1690.
Caleb Dorsey built his home "Belmont" on a tract of land patented in 1695. The "Save Belmont Coalition" credits Caleb Dorsey and his brother as building several iron forges on the creeks that ran into the nearby Patapsco River. This seems likely, considering the effort that would be required to move the iron ore some distance to one furnace. A Journal in the Maryland Archives by Caleb Dorsey & Co. operator of Elk Ridge Furnace has dates of 1758/10/01-1761/08/31.
The existence of more than one forge was recorded in the following extraction. Extract: Elkridge Landing description by Louis-Alexandre Berthier of the French Army during the March to Yorktown, Va. in 1781 - "The detour that must be taken to cross by the ford is not great and I estimate the difference as about three-fourths of a mile, or a mile. The road leading to the ford is bad and filled with stones and foot-high stumps. As it approaches the ford the road is dangerous along the bank of the river, which is very deep in those places where the waters are dammed up to operate the forges. This ford is very good if you pass between the big stones as marked here; if you stray from this line, you find large rocks and holes."

Samuel married Margaret Sprigg,215 daughter of Edward Sprigg and Elizabeth Pyle, in 1772. Margaret died in 1783.

Noted events in her life were:

• Will: 4 May 1783.

• Probate: of her will, 13 Jun 1783.

169. Mary Dorsey 217 (Caleb, Jr. of "Belmont"79, Caleb, of Hockley in the Hole [son of Capt. John]37, John, of "Hockley-in-the-Hole" (Honorable Capt.)18, Edward, "the Colonist"16, Edward, [uncertain]15, Thomas, of Hornby, Yorkshire14, John, of Chiche, Essex13, Thomas12, Roger, of Danbury, Essex11, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex10, Robert, of Maldon, Essex9, Robert, of Malden, Essex8, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex7, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex, England6, Henry, of Little Malden, Essex, England5, Norman, of Little Malden, Essex4, Alexander, of Little Malden, Essex3, Michael, of Little Malden, Essex2, Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1) was born on 9 Jun 1744 in <Anne Arundel (Howard)>, Maryland, (United States).

Mary married Dr. Michael Pue 217 in 1769.

170. Milcah Dorsey 218 (Caleb, Jr. of "Belmont"79, Caleb, of Hockley in the Hole [son of Capt. John]37, John, of "Hockley-in-the-Hole" (Honorable Capt.)18, Edward, "the Colonist"16, Edward, [uncertain]15, Thomas, of Hornby, Yorkshire14, John, of Chiche, Essex13, Thomas12, Roger, of Danbury, Essex11, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex10, Robert, of Maldon, Essex9, Robert, of Malden, Essex8, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex7, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex, England6, Henry, of Little Malden, Essex, England5, Norman, of Little Malden, Essex4, Alexander, of Little Malden, Essex3, Michael, of Little Malden, Essex2, Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1).

Milcah married William Goodwin.218

171. Eleanor Dorsey 116 (Caleb, Jr. of "Belmont"79, Caleb, of Hockley in the Hole [son of Capt. John]37, John, of "Hockley-in-the-Hole" (Honorable Capt.)18, Edward, "the Colonist"16, Edward, [uncertain]15, Thomas, of Hornby, Yorkshire14, John, of Chiche, Essex13, Thomas12, Roger, of Danbury, Essex11, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex10, Robert, of Maldon, Essex9, Robert, of Malden, Essex8, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex7, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex, England6, Henry, of Little Malden, Essex, England5, Norman, of Little Malden, Essex4, Alexander, of Little Malden, Essex3, Michael, of Little Malden, Essex2, Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1) was born on 28 Dec 1749 in <Anne Arundel (Howard)>, Maryland, (United States) and died in 1813 at age 64.

Research Notes: Did not marry.

172. Margaret Hill Dorsey 219 (Caleb, Jr. of "Belmont"79, Caleb, of Hockley in the Hole [son of Capt. John]37, John, of "Hockley-in-the-Hole" (Honorable Capt.)18, Edward, "the Colonist"16, Edward, [uncertain]15, Thomas, of Hornby, Yorkshire14, John, of Chiche, Essex13, Thomas12, Roger, of Danbury, Essex11, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex10, Robert, of Maldon, Essex9, Robert, of Malden, Essex8, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex7, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex, England6, Henry, of Little Malden, Essex, England5, Norman, of Little Malden, Essex4, Alexander, of Little Malden, Essex3, Michael, of Little Malden, Essex2, Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1) was born on 20 Jun 1752 in <Anne Arundel (Howard)>, Maryland, (United States).

Margaret married William Buchanan 219 in 1772.

173. Edward Hill "Iron Head Ned" Dorsey 174 220 221 (Caleb, Jr. of "Belmont"79, Caleb, of Hockley in the Hole [son of Capt. John]37, John, of "Hockley-in-the-Hole" (Honorable Capt.)18, Edward, "the Colonist"16, Edward, [uncertain]15, Thomas, of Hornby, Yorkshire14, John, of Chiche, Essex13, Thomas12, Roger, of Danbury, Essex11, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex10, Robert, of Maldon, Essex9, Robert, of Malden, Essex8, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex7, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex, England6, Henry, of Little Malden, Essex, England5, Norman, of Little Malden, Essex4, Alexander, of Little Malden, Essex3, Michael, of Little Malden, Essex2, Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1) was born on 2 Sep 1758 in Queen Caroline Parish, Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States) and died on 24 Mar 1799 in "Belmont", Anne Arundel (Howard), Maryland, United States at age 40. Another name for Edward was Edward Hill Dorsey.

Research Notes: From Revolutionary Patriots of Anne Arundel, p. 48:

"DORSEY, EDWARD (OF CALEB). Took Oath of Allegiance before Hon. John Dorsey on March 12, 1778 (Ref: B-26...). Edward Dorsey of Caleb, was drafted in October, 1780 to serve until December 10, 1780 (Ref: H-369)."

From Revolutionary Patriots of Anne Arundel, p. 49:

"DORSEY, EDWARD HILL (September 2, 1758 - March 24, 1799). Son of Edward [Caleb] Dorsey and Priscilla Hill. Married Elizabeth Dorsey in 1786 and they had nine children: Mary Dorsey Murray, Caroline Dorsey Donaldson, Priscilla Dorsey Hanson, Hill Dorsey, Robert Dorsey, Hammond Dorsey, Sarah Dorsey, Elizabeth Dorsey, and an unnamed infant son. Edward may have been the Edward Dorsey of Caleb who was drafted during October, 1780 (Ref: R-191, R-192...)."

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From Wikipedia - Elkridge Furnace:

The site of the Elkridge Furnace and forge (located in the US state of Maryland ), known today as Avalon, was a tract of land patented as "Taylor's Forest" purchased in 1761 by Caleb Dorsey, an ironmaster. The land was located on the Patapsco river near Elkridge Landing, today being part of the Patapsco Valley State Park . The site first produced pig iron for export to England and after the addition of a forge produced crowbars, some of the earliest tools produced in America. The manufacture of tools in America had been banned for years by England. In 1771, after the death of Caleb Dorsey, the forge was operated by Caleb's sons, Edward Dorsey "Iron Head Ned" and Samuel Dorsey. In 1775 and during the American Revolution (1775-1783), the forge manufactured cast-iron parts for muskets by William Whetcroft. During the time of Mr. Whetcroft, the height of the dam (Avalon pictured here) , was increased to allow for constructing a millrace to feed a slitting mill on the property. In 1783, operations at the site were closed due to tax problems and the site was auctioned off in 1815. Benjamin and James Ellicott became the owners and incorporated the site as the Avalon Iron Works in 1822 and manufactured nails.[1] "

First Elkridge Furnace
The existence of iron was known from the time John Smith sailed up the Patapsco in 1608 and the settlement of Elkridge Landing is given as 1690, Likely many attempts at iron production took place after 1690.
Caleb Dorsey built his home "Belmont" on a tract of land patented in 1695. The "Save Belmont Coalition" credits Caleb Dorsey and his brother as building several iron forges on the creeks that ran into the nearby Patapsco River. This seems likely, considering the effort that would be required to move the iron ore some distance to one furnace. A Journal in the Maryland Archives by Caleb Dorsey & Co. operator of Elk Ridge Furnace has dates of 1758/10/01-1761/08/31.
The existence of more than one forge was recorded in the following extraction. Extract: Elkridge Landing description by Louis-Alexandre Berthier of the French Army during the March to Yorktown, Va. in 1781 - "The detour that must be taken to cross by the ford is not great and I estimate the difference as about three-fourths of a mile, or a mile. The road leading to the ford is bad and filled with stones and foot-high stumps. As it approaches the ford the road is dangerous along the bank of the river, which is very deep in those places where the waters are dammed up to operate the forges. This ford is very good if you pass between the big stones as marked here; if you stray from this line, you find large rocks and holes."

Edward married Elizabeth Dorsey,220 296 daughter of Colonel John Dorsey, [son of Capt. Edward] and Mary Hammond, on 25 Mar 1786 in Baltimore Co., Maryland, United States. Elizabeth was born on 10 Apr 1766 in Baltimore Co., Maryland, (United States) and died in 1802 in "Belmont", Anne Arundel (Howard), Maryland, United States at age 36.

174. Priscilla Dorsey 222 (Caleb, Jr. of "Belmont"79, Caleb, of Hockley in the Hole [son of Capt. John]37, John, of "Hockley-in-the-Hole" (Honorable Capt.)18, Edward, "the Colonist"16, Edward, [uncertain]15, Thomas, of Hornby, Yorkshire14, John, of Chiche, Essex13, Thomas12, Roger, of Danbury, Essex11, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex10, Robert, of Maldon, Essex9, Robert, of Malden, Essex8, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex7, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex, England6, Henry, of Little Malden, Essex, England5, Norman, of Little Malden, Essex4, Alexander, of Little Malden, Essex3, Michael, of Little Malden, Essex2, Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1) was born in <Anne Arundel (Howard)>, Maryland, (United States) and died on 30 Apr 1814.

Priscilla married Charles Carnan-Ridgely,222 son of Charles Carnan and Achsah Ridgely, about 14 Oct 1782 in Baltimore Co., Maryland, United States. Charles was born on 12 Jun 1762 in Maryland, (United States) and died on 17 Jul 1829 in Baltimore Co., Maryland, United States at age 67.

175. Thomas Todd V (Elinor Dorsey, of Hockley82, Caleb, of Hockley in the Hole [son of Capt. John]37, John, of "Hockley-in-the-Hole" (Honorable Capt.)18, Edward, "the Colonist"16, Edward, [uncertain]15, Thomas, of Hornby, Yorkshire14, John, of Chiche, Essex13, Thomas12, Roger, of Danbury, Essex11, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex10, Robert, of Maldon, Essex9, Robert, of Malden, Essex8, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex7, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex, England6, Henry, of Little Malden, Essex, England5, Norman, of Little Malden, Essex4, Alexander, of Little Malden, Essex3, Michael, of Little Malden, Essex2, Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1)

Thomas married someone.

His children were:

+ 288 M    i. William Todd

+ 289 M    ii. Dr. Christopher Todd

+ 290 M    iii. Bernard Todd

+ 291 M    iv. George Todd

+ 292 M    v. Thomas Todd, [VI]

176. Eleanor Todd (Elinor Dorsey, of Hockley82, Caleb, of Hockley in the Hole [son of Capt. John]37, John, of "Hockley-in-the-Hole" (Honorable Capt.)18, Edward, "the Colonist"16, Edward, [uncertain]15, Thomas, of Hornby, Yorkshire14, John, of Chiche, Essex13, Thomas12, Roger, of Danbury, Essex11, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex10, Robert, of Maldon, Essex9, Robert, of Malden, Essex8, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex7, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex, England6, Henry, of Little Malden, Essex, England5, Norman, of Little Malden, Essex4, Alexander, of Little Malden, Essex3, Michael, of Little Malden, Essex2, Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1)

Eleanor married John Ensor.83

177. Elizabeth Todd (Elinor Dorsey, of Hockley82, Caleb, of Hockley in the Hole [son of Capt. John]37, John, of "Hockley-in-the-Hole" (Honorable Capt.)18, Edward, "the Colonist"16, Edward, [uncertain]15, Thomas, of Hornby, Yorkshire14, John, of Chiche, Essex13, Thomas12, Roger, of Danbury, Essex11, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex10, Robert, of Maldon, Essex9, Robert, of Malden, Essex8, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex7, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex, England6, Henry, of Little Malden, Essex, England5, Norman, of Little Malden, Essex4, Alexander, of Little Malden, Essex3, Michael, of Little Malden, Essex2, Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1)

Elizabeth married John Cromwell.83

178. Francis Todd (Elinor Dorsey, of Hockley82, Caleb, of Hockley in the Hole [son of Capt. John]37, John, of "Hockley-in-the-Hole" (Honorable Capt.)18, Edward, "the Colonist"16, Edward, [uncertain]15, Thomas, of Hornby, Yorkshire14, John, of Chiche, Essex13, Thomas12, Roger, of Danbury, Essex11, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex10, Robert, of Maldon, Essex9, Robert, of Malden, Essex8, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex7, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex, England6, Henry, of Little Malden, Essex, England5, Norman, of Little Malden, Essex4, Alexander, of Little Malden, Essex3, Michael, of Little Malden, Essex2, Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1)

Francis married George Risteau.83

179. Mary Todd (Elinor Dorsey, of Hockley82, Caleb, of Hockley in the Hole [son of Capt. John]37, John, of "Hockley-in-the-Hole" (Honorable Capt.)18, Edward, "the Colonist"16, Edward, [uncertain]15, Thomas, of Hornby, Yorkshire14, John, of Chiche, Essex13, Thomas12, Roger, of Danbury, Essex11, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex10, Robert, of Maldon, Essex9, Robert, of Malden, Essex8, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex7, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex, England6, Henry, of Little Malden, Essex, England5, Norman, of Little Malden, Essex4, Alexander, of Little Malden, Essex3, Michael, of Little Malden, Essex2, Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1)

Mary married John Worthington.83

180. Deborah Todd Lynch 86 (Elinor Dorsey, of Hockley82, Caleb, of Hockley in the Hole [son of Capt. John]37, John, of "Hockley-in-the-Hole" (Honorable Capt.)18, Edward, "the Colonist"16, Edward, [uncertain]15, Thomas, of Hornby, Yorkshire14, John, of Chiche, Essex13, Thomas12, Roger, of Danbury, Essex11, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex10, Robert, of Maldon, Essex9, Robert, of Malden, Essex8, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex7, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex, England6, Henry, of Little Malden, Essex, England5, Norman, of Little Malden, Essex4, Alexander, of Little Malden, Essex3, Michael, of Little Malden, Essex2, Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1) died in 1810.

Research Notes: Niece of Edward Dorsey (1718-1760), the son of Caleb Dorsey.

Deborah married Samuel Owings, Jr.,83 280 son of Samuel Owings, [Sr.] and Urath Randall, on 6 Oct 1765. Samuel was born on 17 Aug 1733, was christened in St. Paul's Church, Baltimore Co., Maryland, (United States), and died on 11 Jun 1803 in <Owings Mills>, Maryland, United States at age 69.

Research Notes: From http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~paxson/southern/owings.html :

Samuel Owings, Jr., b. Friday, 17 Aug. 1733, at 12:00, christened at St. Paul's; d. 11 June 1803; m. 6 Oct. 1765 Deborah Todd LYNCH (d. 1810), daughter of William Lynch (d. 1751) and neice of Edward Dorsey (1718-1760), son of Caleb Dorsey; received 250 ac. in Balt. Co. from his father in 1772-73; res at "Ulm" near Reisterstown Rd (now Owings Mills), St. Thomas Parish, Balt. Co. Inherited, in addition, "Lewis's Fancy", 150 ac. of "Timbered Level", 50 ac. of "Pleasant Garden", and personalty. Samuel was Anglican, a miller, planter, merchant, and land speculator. He was lauded as the "hydraulic expert of his time" and built at least 3 mills at Gwynn's Falls in Balt. Co. Served in the Lower House 1771, and 1786-87. His estate included 24 slaves, 248 oz. of plate, 177 chocolate pans, saw mills, grist mills, coopers' houses and shops, warehouses, bank stock, land along the Ohio River, and at least 5,200 acres in Balt. Co. Had children: William, Urath, Samuel, Eleanor, Sarah, Rebecca (b. 12 Jan. 1776; d. 12 Aug. 1828), Deborah, Frances, Mary, Ann, and Beal.

Noted events in his life were:

• of: Owings Mills.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 293 M    i. William Owings

+ 294 M    ii. Urath Owings

+ 295 M    iii. Samuel Owings, [III]

+ 296 F    iv. Eleanor Owings

+ 297 F    v. Sarah Owings

+ 298 F    vi. Rebecca Owings 86 was born on 12 Jan 1776 and died on 12 Aug 1828 at age 52.

+ 299 F    vii. Deborah Owings

+ 300 F    viii. Frances Owings

+ 301 F    ix. Mary Owings

+ 302 F    x. Ann Owings

+ 303 M    xi. Beal Owings

181. Caleb Dorsey, [son of Ely] 225 226 (Deborah Dorsey85, Caleb, of Hockley in the Hole [son of Capt. John]37, John, of "Hockley-in-the-Hole" (Honorable Capt.)18, Edward, "the Colonist"16, Edward, [uncertain]15, Thomas, of Hornby, Yorkshire14, John, of Chiche, Essex13, Thomas12, Roger, of Danbury, Essex11, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex10, Robert, of Maldon, Essex9, Robert, of Malden, Essex8, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex7, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex, England6, Henry, of Little Malden, Essex, England5, Norman, of Little Malden, Essex4, Alexander, of Little Malden, Essex3, Michael, of Little Malden, Essex2, Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1) was born about 1753 in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, (United States) and died about 1812 in Anne Arundel (Howard), Maryland, United States about age 59.

Research Notes: From Revolutionary Patriots of Anne Arundel, p. 48:

"DORSEY, CALEB. Son of Ely Dorsey and Deborah Dorsey. Married Dinah Warfield and they had one son, Caleb Dorsey. Commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the Elk Ridge Battalion of militia on February 28, 1776 (Ref: R-141, N-191)."

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It is possible that the following "Caly Dorsey" is this same individual:

From Inhabitants of Baltimore County 1763-1774, pp. 57-60:

"LIST OF TAXABLES IN DELAWARE HUNDRED, BALTIMORE COUNTY, 1773

[Among those listed are:]

Dorsey, Edward; Edward Dorsey; John Goodlan; Wm. Shavens; William Price; Joseph Holdin; Comfort

Dorsey, Basel (Qtr.); Thomas Gilbert; Henry Gilbert

Dorsey, Caly

Dorsey, Nicholas; Abrim, Soloman

Dorsey, Charles (of Nich.); Joseph Chapman; John Carter; John Langley; George Miller; Absilam Frisel

Dorsey, Nicholas Jr.; William Aston; John Martin; Thomas Miller

Dorsey, John (Qtr.); Ka(?)es Conener; Edward Gattle; Thomas Giffiry; John Poe; John Mikes; John Cocks; Richard Williams; Harry Cater Cub

Dorsey, Ely (Qtr.); John Randle; Will; Joe

Dorsey, Ely

Owings, Richard (son of Samuel); James Riley;l John Highnmarsh; Timothy Philips

Wilmoth, John (Qtr); Jiry; Bess; Dinis Downey

"On Reverse side: Delaware Hundred Taxes 462 examined by JSH. The Hole Amount of Taxes is 501: Richard Owings, son of Sam."

Caleb married Dianah Warfield,225 daughter of Dr. Joshua Warfield and Rachel Howard, in 1770 in Anne Arundel (Howard), Maryland, (United States). Dianah was born on 3 Apr 1754 and died before 7 Jun 1842 in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, United States. Other names for Dianah were Diana Warfield and Dinah Warfield.

Noted events in her life were:

• Will: 25 Mar 1835, Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, United States.

• Probate: of her estate, 7 Jun 1842, Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, United States.

The child from this marriage was:

+ 304 M    i. Caleb Dorsey, [Jr.] 316 was born in 1770 in Anne Arundel (Howard), Maryland, (United States) and died in 1802 in Montgomery Co, Maryland, United States at age 32.

182. Captain Ely Dorsey, [Jr.] 182 227 228 (Deborah Dorsey85, Caleb, of Hockley in the Hole [son of Capt. John]37, John, of "Hockley-in-the-Hole" (Honorable Capt.)18, Edward, "the Colonist"16, Edward, [uncertain]15, Thomas, of Hornby, Yorkshire14, John, of Chiche, Essex13, Thomas12, Roger, of Danbury, Essex11, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex10, Robert, of Maldon, Essex9, Robert, of Malden, Essex8, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex7, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex, England6, Henry, of Little Malden, Essex, England5, Norman, of Little Malden, Essex4, Alexander, of Little Malden, Essex3, Michael, of Little Malden, Essex2, Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1) was born about 1755 in <Baltimore Co.>, Maryland, (United States) and died before 8 Sep 1821 in Frederick Co., Maryland, United States.

Research Notes: This is probably the Ely Dorsey in the following:

From Inhabitants of Baltimore County 1763-1774, pp. 57-60:

"A LIST OF TAXABLES IN DELAWARE HUNDRED, BALTIMORE COUNTY, 1773

"...Dorsey, Edward; Edward Dorsey; John Goodlan; Wm. Shavens; William Price; Joseph Holdin; Comfort
Dorsey, Basel (Qtr.); Thomas Gilbert; Henry Gilbert…
Dorsey, Caly…
Dorsey, Nicholas; Abrim, Soloman
Dorsey, Charles (of Nich.); Joseph Chapman; John Carter; John Langley; George Miller; Absilam Frisel
Dorsey, Nicholas Jr.; William Aston; John Martin; Thomas Miller
Dorsey, John (Qtr.); Ka(?)es Conener; Edward Gattle; Thomas Giffiry; John Poe; John Mikes; John Cocks; Richard Williams; Harry Cater Cub
Dorsey, Ely (Qtr.); John Randle; Will; Joe
Dorsey, Ely"

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The following Ely Dorsey may be a different individual:


From Inhabitants of Baltimore County 1763-1774, pp. 27-41:

"JOPPA COURTHOUSE PETITION OF 1768

"The petitions for and against the removal of the county seat of Baltimore County from Joppa to Baltimore Town in 1768 are discussed at length in the Archives of Maryland, Vol. 61 (Appendix). Notices were posted in January, 1768 at the door of the courthouse in Joppa, at the church door of St. Paul's Parish, at the church door of St. Thomas' Parish, at the church door of St. John's Parish, at the church door of St. George's Parish, at the door of the chapel of St. George's Parish, at the door of the chapel of St. John's Parish, and at the house called St. Thomas' Chapel in St. Thomas' Parish, by Absalom Butler and sworn to before the Honorable Benjamin Rogers. Notices were printed in English and German. Tabulations indicate that 2,271 voted for the removal of the courthouse, and 901 voted against it. (It should be noted that some signatures are missing due to the disintegration of the paper, and there also appears to be some who signed more than once.) Five years later, Harford County separated from Baltimore County and set up its court house at Bush (Harford Town) in 1774 and at Bel Air in 1782.

"SIGNERS FOR THE REMOVAL OF THE COUNTY SEAT TO BALTIMORE TOWN (1768)...

"...Thomas Cockey...Joshua Owings...Charles Ridgely... Samuel Owings... John Cockey... Benjamin Wells, Charles Wells... George Wells... Caleb Warfield, Nathaniel Stinchcomb... William Coale...Christopher Randall, Jr.... J. Cockey Owings... William Wells, Jr.... William Wells...Edward Talbott... Edward Cockey... Benjamin Talbott... Charles Ridgely (son William)... Elisha Dorsey... Alexander Wells, Nathaniel Owings...Nathaniel Stinchcomb, Sr....Lott Owings... Anthony Arnold... Richard Owings... William Cockey... John Talbott (son Edward)... Richard Owings... William Slade... Edward Talbot... Vachel Dorsey... Christopher Owings, Richard Owings... Edward Dorsey (son John)... Lancelott Dorsey, Charles Dorsey (son Nathan), Ely Dorsey... Henry Dorsey...Samuel Dorsey, Jr.... Joshua Owings, Jr.... Samuel Owings... John Wells... Thomas Owings... Henry Butler... George Dorsey...

"SIGNERS AGAINST THE REMOVAL OF THE COUNTY SEAT TO BALTIMORE TOWN (1768)...

Greenbury Dorsey, Jr....William Wells..."

Noted events in his life were:

• Oath of Allegiance: before Hon. John Dorsey, 12 Mar 1778, Maryland, (United States).

• Will: 5 May 1819, Frederick Co., Maryland, United States.

• Probate: of his estate, 8 Sep 1821, Frederick Co., Maryland, United States.

183. Amos Dorsey 156 229 (Deborah Dorsey85, Caleb, of Hockley in the Hole [son of Capt. John]37, John, of "Hockley-in-the-Hole" (Honorable Capt.)18, Edward, "the Colonist"16, Edward, [uncertain]15, Thomas, of Hornby, Yorkshire14, John, of Chiche, Essex13, Thomas12, Roger, of Danbury, Essex11, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex10, Robert, of Maldon, Essex9, Robert, of Malden, Essex8, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex7, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex, England6, Henry, of Little Malden, Essex, England5, Norman, of Little Malden, Essex4, Alexander, of Little Malden, Essex3, Michael, of Little Malden, Essex2, Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1) was born about 1757 in <Anne Arundel>, Maryland, (United States) and died on 11 Jun 1793 in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, United States about age 36.

Research Notes: From Revolutionary Patriots of Anne Arundel, p. 47:

"DORSEY, AMOS (died in June, 1793). Son of Ely Dorsey and Deborah Dorsey. Married Mary Dorsey in 1784 and had 4 children: Deborah Dorsey Ridgely, Elizabeth Dorsey Ridgely, Mary Ann Dorsey Worthington, and Amos Dorsey. Amos took the Oath of Allegiance before Hon. Reuben Meriweather on March 2, 1778 (Ref: B-24, R-145)."

Noted events in his life were:

• Inventory: of his estate, 19 Jun 1793.

Amos married Mary Dorsey, [dau. of Nicholas],156 daughter of Nicholas Dorsey, [of Capt. Joshua] and Elizabeth Worthington, on 8 May 1784 in Baltimore Co., Maryland, United States. Mary was born about 1766 and died before 24 Feb 1831 in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, United States. Another name for Mary was Polly Dorsey.

Noted events in her life were:

• Will: 30 Oct 1830.

• Probate: of her estate, 24 Feb 1831, Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, United States.

(Duplicate Line. See Person 115)

184. Elizabeth Dorsey, [dau. of Ely] 230 231 (Deborah Dorsey85, Caleb, of Hockley in the Hole [son of Capt. John]37, John, of "Hockley-in-the-Hole" (Honorable Capt.)18, Edward, "the Colonist"16, Edward, [uncertain]15, Thomas, of Hornby, Yorkshire14, John, of Chiche, Essex13, Thomas12, Roger, of Danbury, Essex11, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex10, Robert, of Maldon, Essex9, Robert, of Malden, Essex8, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex7, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex, England6, Henry, of Little Malden, Essex, England5, Norman, of Little Malden, Essex4, Alexander, of Little Malden, Essex3, Michael, of Little Malden, Essex2, Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1) was born about 1759 in <Anne Arundel>, Maryland, (United States).

Elizabeth married Richard Ridgely 317 318 in 1778 in <Anne Arundel>, Maryland, (United States). Richard was born on 3 Aug 1755 in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, (United States), died on 26 Feb 1824 in Anne Arundel (Howard), Maryland, United States at age 68, and was buried in Dorsey Family Cemetery, Anne Arundel (Howard), Maryland, United States.

Birth Notes: Birthdate was either 3 Aug 1753 or 3 Aug 1755. Findagrave.com has 1755.

Research Notes: From http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GScid=80899&GRid=37306928&CScn=dorsey&CScntry=4&CSst=22& (Find a Grave):

Continental Congressman. After attending St. John's College in Annapolis, he studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1780. He established a practice in Baltimore. He was a Continental Congressman in 1784 and 1785 and later served in the Maryland state senate from 1786 to 1791. He later returned to his law practice in Baltimore. His estate in Howard County, Maryland, Dorsey Hall, was inherited from his wife's family. (bio by: Garver Graver)

185. Eleanor Dorsey 232 233 (Deborah Dorsey85, Caleb, of Hockley in the Hole [son of Capt. John]37, John, of "Hockley-in-the-Hole" (Honorable Capt.)18, Edward, "the Colonist"16, Edward, [uncertain]15, Thomas, of Hornby, Yorkshire14, John, of Chiche, Essex13, Thomas12, Roger, of Danbury, Essex11, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex10, Robert, of Maldon, Essex9, Robert, of Malden, Essex8, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex7, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex, England6, Henry, of Little Malden, Essex, England5, Norman, of Little Malden, Essex4, Alexander, of Little Malden, Essex3, Michael, of Little Malden, Essex2, Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1) was born on 2 Feb 1761 in <Hockley>, Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States) and died on 22 May 1834 in Lyons Twp, Ontario, New York, United States at age 73.

Noted events in her life were:

• Census: Head of Household, 1830, Lyons Twp, Wayne, New York, United States.

Eleanor married Daniel Dorsey,309 son of Hon. Col. Thomas Dorsey and Elizabeth Ridgely, (of Henry), about 17 Feb 1779 in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, (United States). Daniel was born on 6 Mar 1757 in Maryland, (United States) and died in 1823 in Lyons Twp, Ontario, New York, United States at age 66.

Noted events in his life were:

• Census: Head of Household, 1800, Frederick Co., Maryland, United States.

• Census: Head of Household, 1810, Sodus Twp, Ontario, New York, United States.

• Census: Head of Household, 1820, Lyons Twp, Ontario, New York, United States.

186. Mary Ridgely 234 (Mary Dorsey86, Caleb, of Hockley in the Hole [son of Capt. John]37, John, of "Hockley-in-the-Hole" (Honorable Capt.)18, Edward, "the Colonist"16, Edward, [uncertain]15, Thomas, of Hornby, Yorkshire14, John, of Chiche, Essex13, Thomas12, Roger, of Danbury, Essex11, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex10, Robert, of Maldon, Essex9, Robert, of Malden, Essex8, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex7, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex, England6, Henry, of Little Malden, Essex, England5, Norman, of Little Malden, Essex4, Alexander, of Little Malden, Essex3, Michael, of Little Malden, Essex2, Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1) died in 1804 in <Baltimore Co., Maryland>, United States.

Mary married Judge Benjamin Nicholson 319 in 1771 in Baltimore Co., Maryland, (United States). Benjamin was born before 1745 in Chestertown, Kent, Maryland, (United States) and died in 1792 in Baltimore Co., Maryland, United States.

Research Notes: From http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=brucen&id=I1721 :

1. Captain Horse Troop in Revolutionary War.

2. Judge Benjamin Nicholson (bef 1765 Kent Co, MD - 1792 Baltimore)

3. From: "A Biographical Dictionary of the Maryland Legislature, 1635-1789" by Edward C. Papenfuse et al., The Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore.

Married: Mary Ridgely (?-1804), daughter of John Ridgely (by 1724-1771) and wife Mary Dorsey.

Children: William; Benjamin, John Ridgely (abt 1772-1800), a doctor, who married Matilda Heath Smith; and Benjamin Joseph, who was possibly lost at sea by 1804; Mary, who married in 1798 Darby Lux (abt 1772-1812); Elizabeth; Eleanor; Sarah; and Juliet.

Private Career: Education: studied law.

Religious affiliation: Protestant, buried by Rev. John Coleman, rector of St. John's Parish, Harford County.

Social Status and Activities: Gentleman by 1771; Esq. By 1789.

Occupational profile: lawyer, admitted to the following courts: Queen: Anne's County, June 1765; Baltimore and Frederick Counties, August 1765; Provincial Court, October 1768; Anne Arundel and Cecil Counties by March 1769; merchant, by June 1771 until at least 1773, in partnership with his brother James; planter; mill owner;, 1789-1792 (although the mill land was mortaged shortly before his death, its assets were included in Nicholson's inventory).

Public Career: Legislative service: Conventions, Baltimore County, 2nd-3rd, 1774, 4th, 1775, 5th, 1775, 6th-8th, 1775-1776 (did not attend the 8th Convention). Other state offices: Judge, Court of Admiralty, 1776-1789 (commissioned on October 30, 1776). Local offices: Committee of Observation, Baltimore County, 1776; Chief Judge, Baltimore City Court, appointed 1791. Military service: Captain, Baltimore County Militia, by 1776; Major, Baltimore Town Battalion, Baltimore County Millitia, 1777-1781 (commissioned on September 12, 1777); Captain, Volunteer Troop of Light Dragoons, Baltimore County Millitia, by October 1781; Nicholson undertook the last command at the request of the "youth in his neighborhood", even though it meant accepting a lower rank.

Wealth During Lifetime: Personal property: assessed value £1,222.17.6, including 13 slaves and 24 oz. Plate, 1783; charged with 14 slaves, 1790.

Additional comment: Nicholson was an executor of the estate of his father-in-law, John Ridgely (by 1724-1771), which was not settled until 1787. His financial troubles by the late 1780s were apparently exacerbated by Ridgely's outstanding debts. In 1791, Nicholson mortgaged 16 slaves, livestock, plantation equipment, and household furniture to Charles (Carnan) Ridgely. Land at first election: 513 acres in Baltimore County, one-half interest in 135 acres in Anne Arundel County, and one-third interest in the lease of a lot in Fell's Point, Baltimore Town (all by purchase), plus an undetermined number of lots in or near Baltimore Town left to his wife by her father.

Significant changes in land between first election and death: purchased 25 acres in Baltimore County, 1775; sold Mary's Baltimore Town lots in 1775 and the Anne Arundel County land in 1779; charged with 4 improved lots in Baltimore Town, 1783. In partnership with Charles Ridgely (1733-1790), Darby Lux (?-1795), John Sterett (1750/51-1787), Samuel Chase (1741-1811), and three others, purchased the confiscated Nottingham Ironworks in 1782, giving Nicholson a one-eighth interest in ca. 4,000 acres of land in Baltimore County; mortgaged his 539 acres in Baltimore County to his brother-in-law, John Ridgely, to secure settlement of the estate of his father-in-law John Ridgely (by 1724-1771) in 1786; mortgaged the one-eighth interest in the Nottingham Ironworks to Charles Ridgely (1733-1790) in 1788; obtained the release of the mortgage on the 539 acres of the land plus a certificate of survey fro an additional 106 acres in Baltimore County; purchased another 530 acre tract, which included a grist mill in Baltimore County, 1789; mortgaged this 530 acre tract and sold his ironworks interest (already mortgaged) to Charles (Carnan) Ridgely, 1791.

Wealth at death: Died: between March 10 and May 2, 1792, in Baltimore County. Personal property: TEV, £2,076.16.5 current money (including 19 slaves, 1 servant, at least 3 books, 54 oz. Plate, beehives, 2 and one-half tons of "ship stuff", and 74 barrels of :fine flour in the mill". Most of his property was already mortgaged). FB, £2.9.3. Land: probably 30 acres in Baltimore County.

4. Maryland and Delaware Revolutionary Patriots, 1775- 1783 Military Records
Baltimore Town and Baltimore County, Maryland, Revolutionary Patriots Listings, Page 195
MyFamily.com, Inc., July 27, 2004

NICHOLSON, BENJAMIN. (1745 - 1792) Son of Joseph NICHOLS0N and Hannah SMITH of Kent County, MD. He married Mary RlDGELY, and their children were: William; Mary, md. Darby LUX; John R., md. Matilda SMITH; Benjamin J.; Elizabeth, Eleanor; Sarah; and, Juliet. Benjamin NICHOLSON was very prominent during the Revolutionary War. He was Baltimore's Representative (or, rather, one of them) to the Association of Freemen on July 26' 1775, and then represented the Upper Back River Hundred at the Association of Freemen on August 21, 1T75. He was elected to the Baltimore County Committee of Observation on September 23, 1775, and was a Delegate to the Provincial Convention. He served on the Baltimore Town Committee of Correspondence, Nov. 12, 1775, and became Captain of the Baltimore County Militia Company No. 2 on Dec. 19, 1775, commanding 62 Privates. He became Captain of Soldiers Delight Company No. 1 on May 13, 1776, and 1st Major in the Baltimore Battalion on May 25, 1776. On September 17, 1777, he was Lieutenant Colonel of Baltimore County Militia 3rd and 4th Classes, under Colonel John Moale. On October 13, 1780, he was Battalion Colonel, Baltimore County Militia, commanding 1,345 troops. Subsequently, he recruited a Troop of Horse in Garrison Forest at the request of the men of that area, and he even was willing to accept the lower rank of Captain (or Lieutenant Colonel) so as to command once again, June 7, 1781. He was also involved in the Baltimore Committee of Confiscated Property in 1782. He died in 1792, and Mary NICHOLSON was his named administratrix, August, 1794. [L~109, RR-50, SS-136, WW~443, FFF-468, BBBB-Z74, JJJ-497, CC-36, G-10. E-13. F-311, BBB-379. BB-2, FF-64, F-303, SS-130, SSS-110, RR-51, EEEE-1726)

5. Maryland and Delaware Revolutionary Patriots, 1775-1783 Military Records Baltimore Town and Baltimore County, Maryland, Military Lists, Page 325

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COL. BENJAMIN NICHOLSON'S TROOP OF HORSE
BALTIMORE, JUNE 7, 1781

''Inclosed is a roll of a Troop of Horse which I have embodied in the Forest. They have agreed to equip themselves....(but)....lf the State could furnish pistols and swords the Troop might be greatly enlarged and would be in immediate readiness. It was at the solicitation of the youth in my neighborhood that I undertook the embodying and command of the Troop..... You'll find among our number some Veteran Officers, who have left the Continental Service and whilst in served with reputation." (Letter to Gov. Lee)

(Source: Archives of Maryland, Vol. XLVII, page 274)

6. 1783 Baltimore County Tax Assessment

Benjamin Nicholson. Nicholsons Manor, pt, 25 1/2 acres. BA Middle River Upper & Back River Upper Hundred, p. 11. MSA S 1161-2-10 1/4/5/45

Benjamin Nicholson. Welches Cradle, pt, 513 acres. BA Middle River Upper & Back River Upper Hundred, p. 11. MSA S 1161-2-10 1/4/5/45

7. The Treasures of Loch Raven
Information compiled by John McGrain, Baltimore County Historian Mills Near Loch Raven Summary (March 4, 2002)
http://www.marylandfreestate.com/1a.html

Rogers Mill
This colonial mill and its successor paper mill were on the north side of Paper Mill Road, east bank of Gunpowder Falls, a substantial ruin that was discernible before the construction of the new Paper Mill Road bridge in 2001. The first mention of the mill here was in 1773 when Benjamin Rogers advertised that two Irish servants had run away from his mill on the Great Falls of Gunpowder. An early traveler, Ebenezer Hazard, noted in his diary for November 6, 1777: "Crossed the Falls of the Gunpowder at Redgers [sic] Mill." An advertisement for a stray mare was published in the Maryland Journal in 1787 that stated that the animal had gotten lost somewhere between Rogers and Gwynns mills on the Great Falls. In 1787, John Merryman advertised that he had been authorized to dispose of the property of Benjamin Rogers and Charles Rogers, and offered to sell a valuable farm of 530 acres with a grist and a sawmill. In 1792, Mary Nicholson, administrator of Benjamin Nicholson, advertised a large mill on the Great Gunpowder Falls, 17 miles from Baltimore on the road to York. That property was Ranelagh Mills and was the very same one shown on Dennis Griffith's 1795 map of Maryland and Delaware, where it was marked as the "Nicholas" mill, east bank of the falls on the road to Slade's Tavern. In the advertisement of 1800 describing the new election districts, there as mention of William C. Gouldsmith's Mill (formerly Rogers) on the Old York Road at Gunpowder Falls. In 1811, William Copeland Gouldsmith sold a mill on Great Gunpowder Falls to Charles Jessop. The deed in that transaction revealed that the land grant name was "Benjamin's Hills and Valleys." Charles Jessop's ledger survives at the Baltimore County Historical Society and shows that he moved to the Vaux Hall mansion in 1807. Later, he bought several mills, including Boyd's Mill and the Beaver Dam Mill. He referred to the mill nearest to his home as the Oxford Mill, which seems to mean the old Rogers Mill. Jessop's ledger records heavy damage in the flood of August 9, 1817. On January 30, 1822, the ice in the Gunpowder broke and water stood seven feet deep in the first story of the mill. Another flood hit on February 18, 1822. Jessop recorded on March 17, 1825, that William Price, a three-year-old had drowned in the forebay of the mill - that is, in the final sluice leading to the water wheel. The old colonial mill was apparently rebuilt, because a new works, the Marble Vale Mill equipped with four pairs of 4-1/2 foot burr stones and a sawmill was advertised in the Baltimore American of September 17, 1838. At that time, William Tyson was the tenant operator of the mill


The child from this marriage was:

+ 305 F    i. Mary Nicholson .301

187. Sarah Dorsey, [dau. of Thomas Beale] 121 235 (Thomas Beale87, Caleb, of Hockley in the Hole [son of Capt. John]37, John, of "Hockley-in-the-Hole" (Honorable Capt.)18, Edward, "the Colonist"16, Edward, [uncertain]15, Thomas, of Hornby, Yorkshire14, John, of Chiche, Essex13, Thomas12, Roger, of Danbury, Essex11, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex10, Robert, of Maldon, Essex9, Robert, of Malden, Essex8, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex7, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex, England6, Henry, of Little Malden, Essex, England5, Norman, of Little Malden, Essex4, Alexander, of Little Malden, Essex3, Michael, of Little Malden, Essex2, Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1) was born on 13 Oct 1747.


188. Caleb Dorsey, [son of Thomas Beale] 121 236 (Thomas Beale87, Caleb, of Hockley in the Hole [son of Capt. John]37, John, of "Hockley-in-the-Hole" (Honorable Capt.)18, Edward, "the Colonist"16, Edward, [uncertain]15, Thomas, of Hornby, Yorkshire14, John, of Chiche, Essex13, Thomas12, Roger, of Danbury, Essex11, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex10, Robert, of Maldon, Essex9, Robert, of Malden, Essex8, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex7, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex, England6, Henry, of Little Malden, Essex, England5, Norman, of Little Malden, Essex4, Alexander, of Little Malden, Essex3, Michael, of Little Malden, Essex2, Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1) was born on 13 Mar 1749 in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, (United States), died on 14 Apr 1837 at age 88, and was buried in "Arcadia, " Valley Mede, Howard Co., Maryland, United States.

Research Notes: From Revolutionary Patriots of Anne Arundel, p. 48:

"DORSEY, CALEB (March 13, 1749 - April 14, 1837). Son of Thomas Beale Dorsey and Anne Worthington. Married Elizabeth Worthington in 1773 and they had 13 children: Nancy Dorsey, Susannah Dorsey Brooke, Thomas Beale Dorsey, Sarah Dorsey, Caleb Dorsey, John Dorsey, Charles Worthington Dorsey, Elizabeth Worthington Dorsey Baer, Comfort Worthington Dorsey, John Worthington Dorsey, Sarah Meriweather Dorsey Waring, Reuben Meriweather Dorsey, and Nicholas Dorsey. Caleb took the Oath of Allegiance before Hon. John Dorsey on March 12, 1778 (Ref: B-26, R-194, R-195)."

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It is possible that the following "Caly Dorsey" is this same individual:

From Inhabitants of Baltimore County 1763-1774, pp. 57-60:

"LIST OF TAXABLES IN DELAWARE HUNDRED, BALTIMORE COUNTY, 1773

[Among those listed are:]

Dorsey, Edward; Edward Dorsey; John Goodlan; Wm. Shavens; William Price; Joseph Holdin; Comfort

Dorsey, Basel (Qtr.); Thomas Gilbert; Henry Gilbert

Dorsey, Caly

Dorsey, Nicholas; Abrim, Soloman

Dorsey, Charles (of Nich.); Joseph Chapman; John Carter; John Langley; George Miller; Absilam Frisel

Dorsey, Nicholas Jr.; William Aston; John Martin; Thomas Miller

Dorsey, John (Qtr.); Ka(?)es Conener; Edward Gattle; Thomas Giffiry; John Poe; John Mikes; John Cocks; Richard Williams; Harry Cater Cub

Dorsey, Ely (Qtr.); John Randle; Will; Joe

Dorsey, Ely

Owings, Richard (son of Samuel); James Riley;l John Highnmarsh; Timothy Philips

Wilmoth, John (Qtr); Jiry; Bess; Dinis Downey

"On Reverse side: Delaware Hundred Taxes 462 examined by JSH. The Hole Amount of Taxes is 501: Richard Owings, son of Sam."

Noted events in his life were:

• Deeded: "Dorsey's Heaven" to St. John's Parish, Abt 1821, Anne Arundel (Howard), Maryland, (United States).

• Will: 6 Sep 1835.

• Probate: of his estate, 20 Apr 1837.

• Obituary: 4 May 1837, Frederick Co., Maryland, United States. in the Times and Democrat Advocate

Caleb married Elizabeth Worthington 236 on 3 Jun 1773. Elizabeth was born on 22 Apr 1758 and died on 9 May 1840 at age 82.

Noted events in her life were:

• Will: 25 Dec 1837, Elk Ridge, Anne Arundel (Howard), Maryland, United States.

• Obituary: 27 May 1840, Frederick, Frederick, Maryland, United States. in the Political Examiner.

189. Captain John Worthington Dorsey, of Elk Ridge 121 126 237 (Thomas Beale87, Caleb, of Hockley in the Hole [son of Capt. John]37, John, of "Hockley-in-the-Hole" (Honorable Capt.)18, Edward, "the Colonist"16, Edward, [uncertain]15, Thomas, of Hornby, Yorkshire14, John, of Chiche, Essex13, Thomas12, Roger, of Danbury, Essex11, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex10, Robert, of Maldon, Essex9, Robert, of Malden, Essex8, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex7, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex, England6, Henry, of Little Malden, Essex, England5, Norman, of Little Malden, Essex4, Alexander, of Little Malden, Essex3, Michael, of Little Malden, Essex2, Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1) was born on 8 Oct 1751 in Elk Ridge, Anne Arundel (Howard), Maryland, (United States), died on 13 May 1823 in Elk Ridge, Anne Arundel (Howard), Maryland, United States at age 71, and was buried in St. John's Cemetery, Howard Co., Maryland, United States.

Research Notes: From Revolutionary Patriots of Anne Arundel, p. 51:

"Married Comfort Worthington in 1778 and they had 7 children: Thomas Beale Dorsey, Samuel Worthington Dorsey, John Tolley Worthington Dorsey, Caleb Dorsey, Mary Tolley Dorsey, Edward worthington Dorsey, and Charles Samuel Worthington Dorsey. John became a 2nd Lieutenant on June 6, 1776 in the 3rd Maryland Line and participated in the battles of Long Island and White Plains. In 1778 he became a Captain in the Elk Ridge Battalion under Col. Thomas Dorsey."

Noted events in his life were:

• Census: 1820, Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, United States. as the head of household.

• Will: 16 Jan 1823.

• Probate: 31 May 1823, Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, United States.

John married Comfort Worthington 237 on 30 May 1778 in <Baltimore Co.>, Maryland, (United States). Comfort was born on 6 Jun 1764, died on 23 Jul 1837 at age 73, and was buried in St. John's Cemetery, Howard Co., Maryland, United States.320

Burial Notes: Marker reads:
Here lie the remains of COMFORT DORSEY widow of John W. Dorsey who departed this life on the 27th day of July 1837 in the 78th year of her age.

190. Thomas Beale Dorsey, Jr. 121 238 (Thomas Beale87, Caleb, of Hockley in the Hole [son of Capt. John]37, John, of "Hockley-in-the-Hole" (Honorable Capt.)18, Edward, "the Colonist"16, Edward, [uncertain]15, Thomas, of Hornby, Yorkshire14, John, of Chiche, Essex13, Thomas12, Roger, of Danbury, Essex11, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex10, Robert, of Maldon, Essex9, Robert, of Malden, Essex8, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex7, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex, England6, Henry, of Little Malden, Essex, England5, Norman, of Little Malden, Essex4, Alexander, of Little Malden, Essex3, Michael, of Little Malden, Essex2, Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1) was born on 25 Aug 1758, died on 8 Sep 1828 in <Anne Arundel>, Maryland, United States at age 70, and was buried in "Arcadia, " Valley Mede, Howard Co., Maryland, United States.

Noted events in his life were:

• Will: 16 Mar 1827, Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, United States.

Thomas married Achsah Dorsey,238 daughter of Samuel Dorsey, [son of "Patuxent" John] and Eleanor Woodward, in Jan 1784. Achsah died before 1806.

Research Notes: First wife of Thomas Beale Dorsey, Jr.

Thomas next married Achsah Brown 238 on 28 Oct 1806. Achsah was born on 13 Oct 1787, died on 30 Sep 1837 at age 49, and was buried in "Arcadia, " Valley Mede, Howard Co., Maryland, United States.

Research Notes: Second wife of Thomas Beale Dorsey, Jr.

191. Ann Worthington 124 (Thomas Worthington88, Sarah Howard40, Sarah Dorsey21, Edward, "the Colonist"16, Edward, [uncertain]15, Thomas, of Hornby, Yorkshire14, John, of Chiche, Essex13, Thomas12, Roger, of Danbury, Essex11, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex10, Robert, of Maldon, Essex9, Robert, of Malden, Essex8, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex7, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex, England6, Henry, of Little Malden, Essex, England5, Norman, of Little Malden, Essex4, Alexander, of Little Malden, Essex3, Michael, of Little Malden, Essex2, Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1) was born in 1713.

192. Sarah Worthington 124 206 (Thomas Worthington88, Sarah Howard40, Sarah Dorsey21, Edward, "the Colonist"16, Edward, [uncertain]15, Thomas, of Hornby, Yorkshire14, John, of Chiche, Essex13, Thomas12, Roger, of Danbury, Essex11, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex10, Robert, of Maldon, Essex9, Robert, of Malden, Essex8, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex7, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex, England6, Henry, of Little Malden, Essex, England5, Norman, of Little Malden, Essex4, Alexander, of Little Malden, Essex3, Michael, of Little Malden, Essex2, Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1) was born on 2 Feb 1715.

Research Notes:

Sarah married Capt. Basil Dorsey, (of Caleb),110 112 son of Caleb Dorsey, of Hockley in the Hole [son of Capt. John] and Elinor Warfield,. Basil was born on 25 Jul 1705 in St. Anne's Parish, Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States) and died on 20 Aug 1763 at age 58.

Research Notes: Twin brother of Achsah Dorsey.

From The Founders of Anne Arundel and Howard Counties, Maryland by J. D. Warfield (Baltimore, 1905), pp. 61-62:
[The will of Hon. John Dorsey reads, in part:]

'To grandson, Basil, of Caleb, my plantation on Elk Ridge, called "Troy." If no issue, to my grandsons, John and Caleb, of Caleb. My son, Caleb, to be my administrator.--JOHN DORSEY. (Seal).'

"Mrs. Plesance Dorsey became Mrs Robert Wainwright. Her tract, 'The Isle of Ely,' was sold by her grandson, 'Patuxent John Dorsey,' to Basil Dorsey, of Caleb, whose homestead, 'Troy Hill,' was the former residence of Hon. John Dorsey."

Noted events in his life were:

• Inherited: "Troy" from his grandfather Hon. John Dorsey, 30 Nov 1722, Baltimore Co., Maryland, (United States). This was a plantation on Elk Ridge. The homestead, formerly the residence of Hon. John Dorsey, was called "Troy Hill." It was held by his grandmother, Pleasance (Ely) Dorsey until her marriage to Thomas Wainwright on 30 November 1722.

• Acquired: "The Isle of Ely" from "Patuxent" John Dorsey, Aft 1733.

(Duplicate Line. See Person 76)

193. Elizabeth Worthington 72 124 (Thomas Worthington88, Sarah Howard40, Sarah Dorsey21, Edward, "the Colonist"16, Edward, [uncertain]15, Thomas, of Hornby, Yorkshire14, John, of Chiche, Essex13, Thomas12, Roger, of Danbury, Essex11, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex10, Robert, of Maldon, Essex9, Robert, of Malden, Essex8, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex7, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex, England6, Henry, of Little Malden, Essex, England5, Norman, of Little Malden, Essex4, Alexander, of Little Malden, Essex3, Michael, of Little Malden, Essex2, Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1) was born on 6 Oct 1717 in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, (United States) and died in Jan 1776 at age 58.

Noted events in her life were:

• Will: 2 Oct 1775.

• Probate: of her estate, 19 Feb 1776, Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, (United States).

Elizabeth married Colonel Henry Dorsey,70 71 72 son of Captain Joshua Dorsey and Ann Ridgely, on 31 Jul 1735 in Christ Church, Queen Caroline Parish, Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States). Henry was born on 8 Nov 1712 in Christ Church, Queen Caroline Parish, Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States) and died on 14 Feb 1770 in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, (United States) at age 57.

Research Notes: The following may not be this Henry Dorsey:
From Inhabitants of Baltimore County 1763-1774, pp. 27-41:

"SIGNERS FOR THE REMOVAL OF THE COUNTY SEAT TO BALTIMORE TOWN (1768)...

"...Thomas Cockey...Joshua Owings...Charles Ridgely... Samuel Owings... John Cockey... Benjamin Wells, Charles Wells... George Wells... Caleb Warfield, Nathaniel Stinchcomb... William Coale...Christopher Randall, Jr.... J. Cockey Owings... William Wells, Jr.... William Wells...Edward Talbott... Edward Cockey... Benjamin Talbott... Charles Ridgely (son William)... Elisha Dorsey... Alexander Wells, Nathaniel Owings...Nathaniel Stinchcomb, Sr....Lott Owings... Anthony Arnold... Richard Owings... William Cockey... John Talbott (son Edward)... Richard Owings... William Slade... Edward Talbot... Vachel Dorsey... Christopher Owings, Richard Owings... Edward Dorsey (son John)... Lancelott Dorsey, Charles Dorsey (son Nathan), Ely Dorsey... Henry Dorsey...Samuel Dorsey, Jr.... Joshua Owings, Jr.... Samuel Owings... John Wells... Thomas Owings... Henry Butler... George Dorsey.

Noted events in his life were:

• Will: 12 Feb 1770, Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, (United States).

• Probate: of his estate, 14 Jun 1770, Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, (United States).

(Duplicate Line. See Person 45)

194. Katherine Worthington 124 (Thomas Worthington88, Sarah Howard40, Sarah Dorsey21, Edward, "the Colonist"16, Edward, [uncertain]15, Thomas, of Hornby, Yorkshire14, John, of Chiche, Essex13, Thomas12, Roger, of Danbury, Essex11, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex10, Robert, of Maldon, Essex9, Robert, of Malden, Essex8, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex7, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex, England6, Henry, of Little Malden, Essex, England5, Norman, of Little Malden, Essex4, Alexander, of Little Malden, Essex3, Michael, of Little Malden, Essex2, Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1) was born in 1720.

Katherine married Major Nicholas Gassaway,124 son of Colonel Nicholas Gassaway, of South River and Unknown,.

The child from this marriage was:

+ 306 M    i. Thomas Gassaway 84 202 was born on 30 Nov 1736 in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, (United States) and died on 2 Jul 1806 in Allegany Co., Maryland, United States at age 69.

195. Rachel Ridgely Worthington 124 (Thomas Worthington88, Sarah Howard40, Sarah Dorsey21, Edward, "the Colonist"16, Edward, [uncertain]15, Thomas, of Hornby, Yorkshire14, John, of Chiche, Essex13, Thomas12, Roger, of Danbury, Essex11, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex10, Robert, of Maldon, Essex9, Robert, of Malden, Essex8, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex7, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex, England6, Henry, of Little Malden, Essex, England5, Norman, of Little Malden, Essex4, Alexander, of Little Malden, Essex3, Michael, of Little Malden, Essex2, Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1) was born in 1722.

196. Thomasine Worthington 124 (Thomas Worthington88, Sarah Howard40, Sarah Dorsey21, Edward, "the Colonist"16, Edward, [uncertain]15, Thomas, of Hornby, Yorkshire14, John, of Chiche, Essex13, Thomas12, Roger, of Danbury, Essex11, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex10, Robert, of Maldon, Essex9, Robert, of Malden, Essex8, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex7, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex, England6, Henry, of Little Malden, Essex, England5, Norman, of Little Malden, Essex4, Alexander, of Little Malden, Essex3, Michael, of Little Malden, Essex2, Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1) was born in 1724.

197. Hon. Brice Thomas Beale Worthington 124 (Thomas Worthington88, Sarah Howard40, Sarah Dorsey21, Edward, "the Colonist"16, Edward, [uncertain]15, Thomas, of Hornby, Yorkshire14, John, of Chiche, Essex13, Thomas12, Roger, of Danbury, Essex11, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex10, Robert, of Maldon, Essex9, Robert, of Malden, Essex8, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex7, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex, England6, Henry, of Little Malden, Essex, England5, Norman, of Little Malden, Essex4, Alexander, of Little Malden, Essex3, Michael, of Little Malden, Essex2, Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1) was born in 1727.

Research Notes: From Founders of Anne Arundel and Howard Counties, p. 222:

At a meeting of the inhabitants of Anne Arundel [Maryland], on January 1775, the following were appointed upon the committee of observation, with full power to rule the county. They were Brice T. B. Worthington, John Hall, Matthias Hammond, Philemon Warfield, Nicholas Worthington, Thomas Jennings, Thomas Dorsey, John Hood, Jr., John Dorsey, Philip Dorsey, Ephraim Howard, Caleb Dorsey, Jr., Richard Stringer, Reuben Meriweather, Charles Warfield, Edward Gaither, Jr., Greenberry Ridgely, Ely Dorsey, John Burgess, Michael Pue, Edward Norwood, James Howard, Henry Ridgely, William Hammond, Thomas Hobbs, John Dorsey, son of Michael; Brice Howard, Edward Dorsey, son of John; Amos Davis, Elisha Warfield, John Dorsey, son of Severn John; Samuel Dorsey, son of Caleb; Joshua Griffith, Vachel Howard, Charles Hammond, son of John; Thomas Mayo.

On Friday, July 28th, Brice Thomas Beale Worthington was present for Anne Arundel and on Saturday, 29th, Matthias Hammond represented Anne Arundel.

"Resolved by the 'Association of Freemen,' on July 26, 1775, That four companies of Minute Men be raised in Anne Arundel, of sixty-eight men besides officers."

Thus was the ball set in motion for that year.

Noted events in his life were:

• Member: of the colonial legislature preceding the Revolution.

• Active: on the list in the defense of the province.

Brice married someone.

His child was:

+ 307 F    i. Mary Worthington

198. Ariana Worthington 124 (Thomas Worthington88, Sarah Howard40, Sarah Dorsey21, Edward, "the Colonist"16, Edward, [uncertain]15, Thomas, of Hornby, Yorkshire14, John, of Chiche, Essex13, Thomas12, Roger, of Danbury, Essex11, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex10, Robert, of Maldon, Essex9, Robert, of Malden, Essex8, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex7, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex, England6, Henry, of Little Malden, Essex, England5, Norman, of Little Malden, Essex4, Alexander, of Little Malden, Essex3, Michael, of Little Malden, Essex2, Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1) was born in 1729.

199. Thomas Worthington 321 (Thomas Worthington88, Sarah Howard40, Sarah Dorsey21, Edward, "the Colonist"16, Edward, [uncertain]15, Thomas, of Hornby, Yorkshire14, John, of Chiche, Essex13, Thomas12, Roger, of Danbury, Essex11, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex10, Robert, of Maldon, Essex9, Robert, of Malden, Essex8, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex7, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex, England6, Henry, of Little Malden, Essex, England5, Norman, of Little Malden, Essex4, Alexander, of Little Malden, Essex3, Michael, of Little Malden, Essex2, Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1) was born in 1731 and died in 1753 at age 22.

Burial Notes: Obituary from Founders of Anne Arundel and Howard Counties, p. 153:
"Last Monday morning, died at his plantation, about five miles from town, in the 63rd year, or grand climatical year, of his age, Mr. Thomas Worthington, who, for many years past, and to the time of his death, was one of the representatives for this county in the Lower House of the Assembly. He served his country with a steady and disinterested fidelity; was strictly honest in principle and practice, and, therefore, had the esteem of all that knew him. He was a good father and sincere friend; was frugal and industrious, and was possessed of many qualities which constituted the character of a good and sincere Christian."--(Maryland Gazette, 1753.)

200. Hon. Major Nicholas Worthington 124 240 (Thomas Worthington88, Sarah Howard40, Sarah Dorsey21, Edward, "the Colonist"16, Edward, [uncertain]15, Thomas, of Hornby, Yorkshire14, John, of Chiche, Essex13, Thomas12, Roger, of Danbury, Essex11, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex10, Robert, of Maldon, Essex9, Robert, of Malden, Essex8, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex7, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex, England6, Henry, of Little Malden, Essex, England5, Norman, of Little Malden, Essex4, Alexander, of Little Malden, Essex3, Michael, of Little Malden, Essex2, Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1) was born on 29 Mar 1734 and died on 1 Nov 1793 at age 59.

Nicholas married Catherine Griffith,124 daughter of Captain Charles Griffith and Catherine Baldwin,.

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201. Mary Ridgely Dorsey 241 (Thomas90, Henry (Colonel)45, Joshua (Captain)24, Edward, [Jr.] of "Dorsey" (Major)17, Edward, "the Colonist"16, Edward, [uncertain]15, Thomas, of Hornby, Yorkshire14, John, of Chiche, Essex13, Thomas12, Roger, of Danbury, Essex11, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex10, Robert, of Maldon, Essex9, Robert, of Malden, Essex8, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex7, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex, England6, Henry, of Little Malden, Essex, England5, Norman, of Little Malden, Essex4, Alexander, of Little Malden, Essex3, Michael, of Little Malden, Essex2, Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1) was born in 1765.

Mary married Philemon Burgess,241 son of Captain Joseph Burgess and Elizabeth Dorsey, [dau. of Michael], on 18 Feb 1800 in Baltimore Co., Maryland, United States. Philemon was born on 13 Dec 1761 in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, (United States).

202. Ruth Dorsey 242 (Anne Dorsey99, Philemon (Captain)46, Joshua (Captain)24, Edward, [Jr.] of "Dorsey" (Major)17, Edward, "the Colonist"16, Edward, [uncertain]15, Thomas, of Hornby, Yorkshire14, John, of Chiche, Essex13, Thomas12, Roger, of Danbury, Essex11, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex10, Robert, of Maldon, Essex9, Robert, of Malden, Essex8, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex7, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex, England6, Henry, of Little Malden, Essex, England5, Norman, of Little Malden, Essex4, Alexander, of Little Malden, Essex3, Michael, of Little Malden, Essex2, Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1) was born about 1756 in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, (United States) and died before 1803 in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, (United States).

203. Eleanor Dorsey 243 (Anne Dorsey99, Philemon (Captain)46, Joshua (Captain)24, Edward, [Jr.] of "Dorsey" (Major)17, Edward, "the Colonist"16, Edward, [uncertain]15, Thomas, of Hornby, Yorkshire14, John, of Chiche, Essex13, Thomas12, Roger, of Danbury, Essex11, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex10, Robert, of Maldon, Essex9, Robert, of Malden, Essex8, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex7, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex, England6, Henry, of Little Malden, Essex, England5, Norman, of Little Malden, Essex4, Alexander, of Little Malden, Essex3, Michael, of Little Malden, Essex2, Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1) was born in 1766 in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, (United States).

204. Vachel Dorsey 244 (Anne Dorsey99, Philemon (Captain)46, Joshua (Captain)24, Edward, [Jr.] of "Dorsey" (Major)17, Edward, "the Colonist"16, Edward, [uncertain]15, Thomas, of Hornby, Yorkshire14, John, of Chiche, Essex13, Thomas12, Roger, of Danbury, Essex11, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex10, Robert, of Maldon, Essex9, Robert, of Malden, Essex8, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex7, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex, England6, Henry, of Little Malden, Essex, England5, Norman, of Little Malden, Essex4, Alexander, of Little Malden, Essex3, Michael, of Little Malden, Essex2, Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1) was born on 6 May 1771 in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, (United States).

205. Catherine Dorsey 245 (Anne Dorsey99, Philemon (Captain)46, Joshua (Captain)24, Edward, [Jr.] of "Dorsey" (Major)17, Edward, "the Colonist"16, Edward, [uncertain]15, Thomas, of Hornby, Yorkshire14, John, of Chiche, Essex13, Thomas12, Roger, of Danbury, Essex11, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex10, Robert, of Maldon, Essex9, Robert, of Malden, Essex8, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex7, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex, England6, Henry, of Little Malden, Essex, England5, Norman, of Little Malden, Essex4, Alexander, of Little Malden, Essex3, Michael, of Little Malden, Essex2, Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1) was born about 1772 in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, (United States).

206. Philemon Dorsey (Anne Dorsey99, Philemon (Captain)46, Joshua (Captain)24, Edward, [Jr.] of "Dorsey" (Major)17, Edward, "the Colonist"16, Edward, [uncertain]15, Thomas, of Hornby, Yorkshire14, John, of Chiche, Essex13, Thomas12, Roger, of Danbury, Essex11, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex10, Robert, of Maldon, Essex9, Robert, of Malden, Essex8, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex7, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex, England6, Henry, of Little Malden, Essex, England5, Norman, of Little Malden, Essex4, Alexander, of Little Malden, Essex3, Michael, of Little Malden, Essex2, Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1)

207. Michael Dorsey (Anne Dorsey99, Philemon (Captain)46, Joshua (Captain)24, Edward, [Jr.] of "Dorsey" (Major)17, Edward, "the Colonist"16, Edward, [uncertain]15, Thomas, of Hornby, Yorkshire14, John, of Chiche, Essex13, Thomas12, Roger, of Danbury, Essex11, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex10, Robert, of Maldon, Essex9, Robert, of Malden, Essex8, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex7, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex, England6, Henry, of Little Malden, Essex, England5, Norman, of Little Malden, Essex4, Alexander, of Little Malden, Essex3, Michael, of Little Malden, Essex2, Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1)

208. Elizabeth Dorsey (Anne Dorsey99, Philemon (Captain)46, Joshua (Captain)24, Edward, [Jr.] of "Dorsey" (Major)17, Edward, "the Colonist"16, Edward, [uncertain]15, Thomas, of Hornby, Yorkshire14, John, of Chiche, Essex13, Thomas12, Roger, of Danbury, Essex11, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex10, Robert, of Maldon, Essex9, Robert, of Malden, Essex8, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex7, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex, England6, Henry, of Little Malden, Essex, England5, Norman, of Little Malden, Essex4, Alexander, of Little Malden, Essex3, Michael, of Little Malden, Essex2, Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1)

209. Elizabeth Dorsey 70 147 (Caleb Dorsey, [son of John of Anne Arundel]108, Elizabeth Dorsey48, Joshua (Captain)24, Edward, [Jr.] of "Dorsey" (Major)17, Edward, "the Colonist"16, Edward, [uncertain]15, Thomas, of Hornby, Yorkshire14, John, of Chiche, Essex13, Thomas12, Roger, of Danbury, Essex11, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex10, Robert, of Maldon, Essex9, Robert, of Malden, Essex8, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex7, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex, England6, Henry, of Little Malden, Essex, England5, Norman, of Little Malden, Essex4, Alexander, of Little Malden, Essex3, Michael, of Little Malden, Essex2, Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1) was born on 14 Jan 1762 in Christ Church, Queen Caroline Parish, Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States).247

Research Notes: From The Dorsey Family, p. 142:
"Sophia Dorsey, d. bef. 1760, m. Caleb Dorsey, son of John... Their daughter Elizabeth was left personalty in the will of her aunt Rachel Ridgely, 1792, and a plantation in the will of her aunt Lucy, 1808."

210. Sarah Dorsey 249 (Caleb Dorsey, [son of John of Anne Arundel]108, Elizabeth Dorsey48, Joshua (Captain)24, Edward, [Jr.] of "Dorsey" (Major)17, Edward, "the Colonist"16, Edward, [uncertain]15, Thomas, of Hornby, Yorkshire14, John, of Chiche, Essex13, Thomas12, Roger, of Danbury, Essex11, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex10, Robert, of Maldon, Essex9, Robert, of Malden, Essex8, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex7, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex, England6, Henry, of Little Malden, Essex, England5, Norman, of Little Malden, Essex4, Alexander, of Little Malden, Essex3, Michael, of Little Malden, Essex2, Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1) was born on 31 Oct 1763 in Christ Church, Queen Caroline Parish, Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States).250

Sarah married Learein Lawrence 247 on 29 Aug 1786 in <Maryland>, United States.

211. George Dorsey 251 (Caleb Dorsey, [son of John of Anne Arundel]108, Elizabeth Dorsey48, Joshua (Captain)24, Edward, [Jr.] of "Dorsey" (Major)17, Edward, "the Colonist"16, Edward, [uncertain]15, Thomas, of Hornby, Yorkshire14, John, of Chiche, Essex13, Thomas12, Roger, of Danbury, Essex11, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex10, Robert, of Maldon, Essex9, Robert, of Malden, Essex8, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex7, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex, England6, Henry, of Little Malden, Essex, England5, Norman, of Little Malden, Essex4, Alexander, of Little Malden, Essex3, Michael, of Little Malden, Essex2, Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1) was born on 16 Apr 1765 in Christ Church, Queen Caroline Parish, Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States)250 and died on 29 Apr 1824 in Morgantown, Monongalia, (West) Virginia, United States at age 59.

212. Ashoah Dorsey 252 (Caleb Dorsey, [son of John of Anne Arundel]108, Elizabeth Dorsey48, Joshua (Captain)24, Edward, [Jr.] of "Dorsey" (Major)17, Edward, "the Colonist"16, Edward, [uncertain]15, Thomas, of Hornby, Yorkshire14, John, of Chiche, Essex13, Thomas12, Roger, of Danbury, Essex11, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex10, Robert, of Maldon, Essex9, Robert, of Malden, Essex8, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex7, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex, England6, Henry, of Little Malden, Essex, England5, Norman, of Little Malden, Essex4, Alexander, of Little Malden, Essex3, Michael, of Little Malden, Essex2, Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1) was born on 5 Aug 1766 in Christ Church, Queen Caroline Parish, Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States)250 and died before 6 Apr 1804 in Baltimore Co., Maryland, United States. Another name for Ashoah was Achsah Dorsey.

Ashoah married Edward Gwinn 247 on 11 Dec 1789.

213. Caleb Dorsey, [Jr.] 147 (Caleb Dorsey, [son of John of Anne Arundel]108, Elizabeth Dorsey48, Joshua (Captain)24, Edward, [Jr.] of "Dorsey" (Major)17, Edward, "the Colonist"16, Edward, [uncertain]15, Thomas, of Hornby, Yorkshire14, John, of Chiche, Essex13, Thomas12, Roger, of Danbury, Essex11, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex10, Robert, of Maldon, Essex9, Robert, of Malden, Essex8, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex7, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex, England6, Henry, of Little Malden, Essex, England5, Norman, of Little Malden, Essex4, Alexander, of Little Malden, Essex3, Michael, of Little Malden, Essex2, Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1) was born on 12 Apr 1768 in Queen Caroline Parish, Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States)247 and died in 1798 at age 30.

Noted events in his life were:

• Will: 26 Aug 1798.

• Probate: of his will, 28 Sep 1798, Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, United States.

214. Sophia Dorsey 253 (Caleb Dorsey, [son of John of Anne Arundel]108, Elizabeth Dorsey48, Joshua (Captain)24, Edward, [Jr.] of "Dorsey" (Major)17, Edward, "the Colonist"16, Edward, [uncertain]15, Thomas, of Hornby, Yorkshire14, John, of Chiche, Essex13, Thomas12, Roger, of Danbury, Essex11, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex10, Robert, of Maldon, Essex9, Robert, of Malden, Essex8, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex7, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex, England6, Henry, of Little Malden, Essex, England5, Norman, of Little Malden, Essex4, Alexander, of Little Malden, Essex3, Michael, of Little Malden, Essex2, Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1) was born on 4 Jan 1770 in <Anne Arundel>, Maryland, (United States),247 died on 7 Oct 1841 at age 71, and was buried in St. Thomas Episcopal Church Cemetery, Garrison Forest (Owings Mills), Baltimore, Maryland, United States.

Sophia married Nicholas Owings 247 on 20 Jul 1794 in <Maryland>, United States.

215. Rebecca Dorsey 147 (Caleb Dorsey, [son of John of Anne Arundel]108, Elizabeth Dorsey48, Joshua (Captain)24, Edward, [Jr.] of "Dorsey" (Major)17, Edward, "the Colonist"16, Edward, [uncertain]15, Thomas, of Hornby, Yorkshire14, John, of Chiche, Essex13, Thomas12, Roger, of Danbury, Essex11, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex10, Robert, of Maldon, Essex9, Robert, of Malden, Essex8, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex7, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex, England6, Henry, of Little Malden, Essex, England5, Norman, of Little Malden, Essex4, Alexander, of Little Malden, Essex3, Michael, of Little Malden, Essex2, Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1) was born on 15 Dec 1771 in <Anne Arundel>, Maryland, (United States).247

216. John Dorsey, (of Caleb) 254 (Caleb Dorsey, [son of John of Anne Arundel]108, Elizabeth Dorsey48, Joshua (Captain)24, Edward, [Jr.] of "Dorsey" (Major)17, Edward, "the Colonist"16, Edward, [uncertain]15, Thomas, of Hornby, Yorkshire14, John, of Chiche, Essex13, Thomas12, Roger, of Danbury, Essex11, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex10, Robert, of Maldon, Essex9, Robert, of Malden, Essex8, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex7, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex, England6, Henry, of Little Malden, Essex, England5, Norman, of Little Malden, Essex4, Alexander, of Little Malden, Essex3, Michael, of Little Malden, Essex2, Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1) was born on 19 Nov 1773 in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, (United States)247 and died on 26 Aug 1820 in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, United States at age 46.

217. William Dorsey, (of Caleb) 147 (Caleb Dorsey, [son of John of Anne Arundel]108, Elizabeth Dorsey48, Joshua (Captain)24, Edward, [Jr.] of "Dorsey" (Major)17, Edward, "the Colonist"16, Edward, [uncertain]15, Thomas, of Hornby, Yorkshire14, John, of Chiche, Essex13, Thomas12, Roger, of Danbury, Essex11, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex10, Robert, of Maldon, Essex9, Robert, of Malden, Essex8, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex7, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex, England6, Henry, of Little Malden, Essex, England5, Norman, of Little Malden, Essex4, Alexander, of Little Malden, Essex3, Michael, of Little Malden, Essex2, Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1) was born on 20 Jun 1776 in <Anne Arundel>, Maryland, (United States)247 and died in 1802 at age 26.

Death Notes: Died in childhood.

Research Notes: Did not marry

218. Larkin Dorsey, (of Caleb) 255 (Caleb Dorsey, [son of John of Anne Arundel]108, Elizabeth Dorsey48, Joshua (Captain)24, Edward, [Jr.] of "Dorsey" (Major)17, Edward, "the Colonist"16, Edward, [uncertain]15, Thomas, of Hornby, Yorkshire14, John, of Chiche, Essex13, Thomas12, Roger, of Danbury, Essex11, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex10, Robert, of Maldon, Essex9, Robert, of Malden, Essex8, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex7, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex, England6, Henry, of Little Malden, Essex, England5, Norman, of Little Malden, Essex4, Alexander, of Little Malden, Essex3, Michael, of Little Malden, Essex2, Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1) was born on 24 May 1778 in <Anne Arundel>, Maryland, United States,256 died on 31 May 1837 in Elk Ridge, Anne Arundel (Howard), Maryland, United States at age 59, and was buried in Dorsey-Owings-Waters Cemetery, Columbia, Howard, Maryland, United States.257

Burial Notes: Inscription:
In Memory Of/ Larkin Dorsey/ who died 31 May 1837/ aged 59 years 6 days

Larkin married Sarah Allison 256 on 26 Nov 1805.

219. Richard Dorsey, (of Caleb) 258 (Caleb Dorsey, [son of John of Anne Arundel]108, Elizabeth Dorsey48, Joshua (Captain)24, Edward, [Jr.] of "Dorsey" (Major)17, Edward, "the Colonist"16, Edward, [uncertain]15, Thomas, of Hornby, Yorkshire14, John, of Chiche, Essex13, Thomas12, Roger, of Danbury, Essex11, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex10, Robert, of Maldon, Essex9, Robert, of Malden, Essex8, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex7, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex, England6, Henry, of Little Malden, Essex, England5, Norman, of Little Malden, Essex4, Alexander, of Little Malden, Essex3, Michael, of Little Malden, Essex2, Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1) was born about 1781 in <Anne Arundel>, Maryland, United States, died on 30 Nov 1850 in Baltimore Co., Maryland, United States about age 69, and was buried in Dorsey-Owings-Waters Cemetery, Columbia, Howard, Maryland, United States.259

Birth Notes: http://www.biblerecords.com/dorsey.html - "From an Old Dorsey Bible" by Ida M. Shirk, originally published in Genealogy, Volume 3, Number 10, October 1913, p. 98 - has born on February 24, 1801. Another source has 1781, which seems more likely.

Burial Notes: Inscription:
Richard Dorsey/ Died/ Nov 30, 1850/ Aged 69

220. Mary Stringer (Eleanor Dorsey109, Elizabeth Dorsey48, Joshua (Captain)24, Edward, [Jr.] of "Dorsey" (Major)17, Edward, "the Colonist"16, Edward, [uncertain]15, Thomas, of Hornby, Yorkshire14, John, of Chiche, Essex13, Thomas12, Roger, of Danbury, Essex11, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex10, Robert, of Maldon, Essex9, Robert, of Malden, Essex8, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex7, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex, England6, Henry, of Little Malden, Essex, England5, Norman, of Little Malden, Essex4, Alexander, of Little Malden, Essex3, Michael, of Little Malden, Essex2, Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1) was born before 1765.

Research Notes: From the book The Dorsey Family by Maxwell J. Dorsey, Jean Muir Dorsey and Nannie Ball Nimmo,2006, p. 158:

"The will of John Dorsey made April 8, 1765 and proved in 1765 left:
To sons John Dorsey, Richard Dorsey and their heirs to be equally divided, the tracts Dorsey's Range, the Addition to Dorsey's Range, Duvall's Range, the Defendant, Mineral Hill, and part of a tract What's Left, and also a parcel of land that Philemon Dorsey is to convey to me, and if either die without heirs, the whole to go to survivor and if both should die without heirs to be divided among other children
To son Caleb Dorsey, 3 negroes
To daughters Elinor Stringer, Achsah Dorsey, Ann Dorsey, Elizabeth Dorsey, and sons John Dorsey and Richard Dorsey, 150 pounds Sterling and 1 negro each
To granddaughters Elizabeth Dorsey and Mary Stringer, 1 negro each
To wife Elizabeth, 200 pounds Sterling, 8 negroes, one-third of estate
Exrs: wife Elizabeth and son Caleb Dorsey, empowered to sell house and lot in Frederick Town (Wiulls 35, f 258)

...The will of Elizabeth Dorsey made May 3, 1802 and proved December 10, 1803 left:
To son Richard Dorsey, one-half of a tract of land in Anne Arundel County
To orphan children of son John, remainder of tract of land
To son Richard Dorsey in trust, all lands in Montgomery County, which I derive from my brother Joshua Dorsey, to be held by said Richard for the use and benefit of daughter Elizabeth Boggess during her natural life and after her death to granddaughter Elizabeth Dorsey Boggess
To grandchildren Mortimer and Eliza Anne, children of son Richard, Caleb and Peggy Dorsey, children of son John, and Ellen stringer, daughter of daughter Eleanor, personalty
To son Richard Dorsey, all other property
Exr: son Richard Dorsey (A.A. Co. Wills J.C. No. 2, f. 259)"

221. Ellen Stringer (Eleanor Dorsey109, Elizabeth Dorsey48, Joshua (Captain)24, Edward, [Jr.] of "Dorsey" (Major)17, Edward, "the Colonist"16, Edward, [uncertain]15, Thomas, of Hornby, Yorkshire14, John, of Chiche, Essex13, Thomas12, Roger, of Danbury, Essex11, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex10, Robert, of Maldon, Essex9, Robert, of Malden, Essex8, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex7, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex, England6, Henry, of Little Malden, Essex, England5, Norman, of Little Malden, Essex4, Alexander, of Little Malden, Essex3, Michael, of Little Malden, Essex2, Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1).

Research Notes: From the book The Dorsey Family by Maxwell J. Dorsey, Jean Muir Dorsey and Nannie Ball Nimmo,2006, p. 158:

"The will of Elizabeth Dorsey made May 3, 1802 and proved December 10, 1803 left:
To son Richard Dorsey, one-half of a tract of land in Anne Arundel County
To orphan children of son John, remainder of tract of land
To son Richard Dorsey in trust, all lands in Montgomery County, which I derive from my brother Joshua Dorsey, to be held by said Richard for the use and benefit of daughter Elizabeth Boggess during her natural life and after her death to granddaughter Elizabeth Dorsey Boggess
To grandchildren Mortimer and Eliza Anne, children of son Richard, Caleb and Peggy Dorsey, children of son John, and Ellen stringer, daughter of daughter Eleanor, personalty
To son Richard Dorsey, all other property
Exr: son Richard Dorsey (A.A. Co. Wills J.C. No. 2, f. 259)"

222. Caleb Dorsey, [son of Col. John] 113 261 262 (Captain John Dorsey112, Elizabeth Dorsey48, Joshua (Captain)24, Edward, [Jr.] of "Dorsey" (Major)17, Edward, "the Colonist"16, Edward, [uncertain]15, Thomas, of Hornby, Yorkshire14, John, of Chiche, Essex13, Thomas12, Roger, of Danbury, Essex11, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex10, Robert, of Maldon, Essex9, Robert, of Malden, Essex8, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex7, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex, England6, Henry, of Little Malden, Essex, England5, Norman, of Little Malden, Essex4, Alexander, of Little Malden, Essex3, Michael, of Little Malden, Essex2, Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1) was born about 1790 in <Anne Arundel>, Maryland, (United States) and died in 1820 in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, United States about age 30.

Research Notes: First husband of Ruth Hammond Griffith.

From The Dorsey Family, p. 158:

"The will of Elizabeth Dorsey made May 3, 1802 and proved December 10, 1803 left:
To son Richard Dorsey, one-half of a tract of land in Anne Arundel County
To orphan children of son John, remainder of tract of land
To son Richard Dorsey in trust, all lands in Montgomery County, which I derive from my brother Joshua Dorsey, to be held by said Richard for the use and benefit of daughter Elizabeth Boggess during her natural life and after her death to granddaughter Elizabeth Dorsey Boggess
To grandchildren Mortimer and Eliza Anne, children of son Richard, Caleb and Peggy Dorsey, children of son John, and Ellen Stringer, daughter of daughter Eleanor, personalty
To son Richard Dorsey, all other property
Exr: son Richard Dorsey (A.A. Co. Wills J.C. No. 2, f. 259)"

Caleb married Ruth Hammond Griffith 261 322 on 7 Sep 1812 in Frederick Co., Maryland, United States. Ruth was born on 27 Feb 1794 in Frederick Co., Maryland, (United States) and died before 19 Sep 1854.

Noted events in her life were:

• Probate: 19 Sep 1854, Howard Co., Maryland, United States.

223. Richard Dorsey 263 (Captain John Dorsey112, Elizabeth Dorsey48, Joshua (Captain)24, Edward, [Jr.] of "Dorsey" (Major)17, Edward, "the Colonist"16, Edward, [uncertain]15, Thomas, of Hornby, Yorkshire14, John, of Chiche, Essex13, Thomas12, Roger, of Danbury, Essex11, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex10, Robert, of Maldon, Essex9, Robert, of Malden, Essex8, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex7, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex, England6, Henry, of Little Malden, Essex, England5, Norman, of Little Malden, Essex4, Alexander, of Little Malden, Essex3, Michael, of Little Malden, Essex2, Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1) was born on 14 Aug 1791 in Queen Caroline Parish, Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States), died in Dec 1857 in <Frederick Co.>, Maryland, United States at age 66, and was buried in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Frederick, Maryland, United States.

224. Humphrey Dorsey 264 (Captain John Dorsey112, Elizabeth Dorsey48, Joshua (Captain)24, Edward, [Jr.] of "Dorsey" (Major)17, Edward, "the Colonist"16, Edward, [uncertain]15, Thomas, of Hornby, Yorkshire14, John, of Chiche, Essex13, Thomas12, Roger, of Danbury, Essex11, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex10, Robert, of Maldon, Essex9, Robert, of Malden, Essex8, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex7, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex, England6, Henry, of Little Malden, Essex, England5, Norman, of Little Malden, Essex4, Alexander, of Little Malden, Essex3, Michael, of Little Malden, Essex2, Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1) was born on 6 Nov 1793 and died on 28 Dec 1872 at age 79.

Humphrey married Rachel Owings 264 in Oct 1816 in Baltimore Co., Maryland, United States. Rachel was born on 6 Sep 1799, died on 22 May 1861 at age 61, and was buried in Wolfe-Dorsey Cemetery, Glenwood, Howard, Maryland, United States.

225. Charles Boone Dorsey 265 (Captain John Dorsey112, Elizabeth Dorsey48, Joshua (Captain)24, Edward, [Jr.] of "Dorsey" (Major)17, Edward, "the Colonist"16, Edward, [uncertain]15, Thomas, of Hornby, Yorkshire14, John, of Chiche, Essex13, Thomas12, Roger, of Danbury, Essex11, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex10, Robert, of Maldon, Essex9, Robert, of Malden, Essex8, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex7, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex, England6, Henry, of Little Malden, Essex, England5, Norman, of Little Malden, Essex4, Alexander, of Little Malden, Essex3, Michael, of Little Malden, Essex2, Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1) died on 22 Jun 1821.

226. Stephen Boone Dorsey 266 (Captain John Dorsey112, Elizabeth Dorsey48, Joshua (Captain)24, Edward, [Jr.] of "Dorsey" (Major)17, Edward, "the Colonist"16, Edward, [uncertain]15, Thomas, of Hornby, Yorkshire14, John, of Chiche, Essex13, Thomas12, Roger, of Danbury, Essex11, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex10, Robert, of Maldon, Essex9, Robert, of Malden, Essex8, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex7, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex, England6, Henry, of Little Malden, Essex, England5, Norman, of Little Malden, Essex4, Alexander, of Little Malden, Essex3, Michael, of Little Malden, Essex2, Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1) died in 1815 in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, United States.

227. Margaret Anne Dorsey (Captain John Dorsey112, Elizabeth Dorsey48, Joshua (Captain)24, Edward, [Jr.] of "Dorsey" (Major)17, Edward, "the Colonist"16, Edward, [uncertain]15, Thomas, of Hornby, Yorkshire14, John, of Chiche, Essex13, Thomas12, Roger, of Danbury, Essex11, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex10, Robert, of Maldon, Essex9, Robert, of Malden, Essex8, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex7, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex, England6, Henry, of Little Malden, Essex, England5, Norman, of Little Malden, Essex4, Alexander, of Little Malden, Essex3, Michael, of Little Malden, Essex2, Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1)

228. Elizabeth Dorsey Boggess (Elizabeth Dorsey113, Elizabeth Dorsey48, Joshua (Captain)24, Edward, [Jr.] of "Dorsey" (Major)17, Edward, "the Colonist"16, Edward, [uncertain]15, Thomas, of Hornby, Yorkshire14, John, of Chiche, Essex13, Thomas12, Roger, of Danbury, Essex11, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex10, Robert, of Maldon, Essex9, Robert, of Malden, Essex8, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex7, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex, England6, Henry, of Little Malden, Essex, England5, Norman, of Little Malden, Essex4, Alexander, of Little Malden, Essex3, Michael, of Little Malden, Essex2, Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1)

229. Mortimer Dorsey 113 267 268 (Col. Richard Dorsey114, Elizabeth Dorsey48, Joshua (Captain)24, Edward, [Jr.] of "Dorsey" (Major)17, Edward, "the Colonist"16, Edward, [uncertain]15, Thomas, of Hornby, Yorkshire14, John, of Chiche, Essex13, Thomas12, Roger, of Danbury, Essex11, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex10, Robert, of Maldon, Essex9, Robert, of Malden, Essex8, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex7, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex, England6, Henry, of Little Malden, Essex, England5, Norman, of Little Malden, Essex4, Alexander, of Little Malden, Essex3, Michael, of Little Malden, Essex2, Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1) was born on 24 Jan 1797, died on 18 Feb 1866 in Howard Co., Maryland, United States at age 69, and was buried in Glenwood Baptist Church Cemetery, Glenwood, Howard, Maryland, United States.

Burial Notes: At least one source says he is buried at:
Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Roxbury, Howard, Maryland, United States

However, I located his headstone at Glenwood Baptist Church Cemetery in Howard County, MD, on www.findagrave.com kjf.

Research Notes: From The Dorsey Family, p. 158:

"The will of Elizabeth Dorsey made May 3, 1802 and proved December 10, 1803 left:
To son Richard Dorsey, one-half of a tract of land in Anne Arundel County
To orphan children of son John, remainder of tract of land
To son Richard Dorsey in trust, all lands in Montgomery County, which I derive from my brother Joshua Dorsey, to be held by said Richard for the use and benefit of daughter Elizabeth Boggess during her natural life and after her death to granddaughter Elizabeth Dorsey Boggess
To grandchildren Mortimer and Eliza Anne, children of son Richard, Caleb and Peggy Dorsey, children of son John, and Ellen stringer, daughter of daughter Eleanor, personalty
To son Richard Dorsey, all other property
Exr: son Richard Dorsey (A.A. Co. Wills J.C. No. 2, f. 259)"

Mortimer married Anne Marie < >.323 Anne was born on 8 Nov 1799, died on 29 Dec 1870 at age 71, and was buried in Glenwood Baptist Church Cemetery, Glenwood, Howard, Maryland, United States.

230. Eliza Anne Dorsey (Col. Richard Dorsey114, Elizabeth Dorsey48, Joshua (Captain)24, Edward, [Jr.] of "Dorsey" (Major)17, Edward, "the Colonist"16, Edward, [uncertain]15, Thomas, of Hornby, Yorkshire14, John, of Chiche, Essex13, Thomas12, Roger, of Danbury, Essex11, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex10, Robert, of Maldon, Essex9, Robert, of Malden, Essex8, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex7, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex, England6, Henry, of Little Malden, Essex, England5, Norman, of Little Malden, Essex4, Alexander, of Little Malden, Essex3, Michael, of Little Malden, Essex2, Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1)

231. Lieutenant John Burgess 271 (Elizabeth Dorsey, [dau. of Michael]118, Michael56, John, [of Major Edward]25, Edward, [Jr.] of "Dorsey" (Major)17, Edward, "the Colonist"16, Edward, [uncertain]15, Thomas, of Hornby, Yorkshire14, John, of Chiche, Essex13, Thomas12, Roger, of Danbury, Essex11, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex10, Robert, of Maldon, Essex9, Robert, of Malden, Essex8, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex7, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex, England6, Henry, of Little Malden, Essex, England5, Norman, of Little Malden, Essex4, Alexander, of Little Malden, Essex3, Michael, of Little Malden, Essex2, Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1) was born on 20 Nov 1751.

232. Lieutenant Joseph Burgess 161 272 (Elizabeth Dorsey, [dau. of Michael]118, Michael56, John, [of Major Edward]25, Edward, [Jr.] of "Dorsey" (Major)17, Edward, "the Colonist"16, Edward, [uncertain]15, Thomas, of Hornby, Yorkshire14, John, of Chiche, Essex13, Thomas12, Roger, of Danbury, Essex11, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex10, Robert, of Maldon, Essex9, Robert, of Malden, Essex8, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex7, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex, England6, Henry, of Little Malden, Essex, England5, Norman, of Little Malden, Essex4, Alexander, of Little Malden, Essex3, Michael, of Little Malden, Essex2, Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1) was born on 20 Jan 1753 in All Hallows Parish, South River Hundred, Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States) and died on 17 Nov 1778 in [Revolutionary War - 4th Maryland Regiment] at age 25.

Death Notes: Died during the Revolutionary War.

233. Michael Burgess 273 (Elizabeth Dorsey, [dau. of Michael]118, Michael56, John, [of Major Edward]25, Edward, [Jr.] of "Dorsey" (Major)17, Edward, "the Colonist"16, Edward, [uncertain]15, Thomas, of Hornby, Yorkshire14, John, of Chiche, Essex13, Thomas12, Roger, of Danbury, Essex11, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex10, Robert, of Maldon, Essex9, Robert, of Malden, Essex8, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex7, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex, England6, Henry, of Little Malden, Essex, England5, Norman, of Little Malden, Essex4, Alexander, of Little Malden, Essex3, Michael, of Little Malden, Essex2, Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1) was born in 1754.

Michael married Sarah Warfield 273 about 22 Oct 1783 in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, United States.

234. Captain Vachel Burgess 274 (Elizabeth Dorsey, [dau. of Michael]118, Michael56, John, [of Major Edward]25, Edward, [Jr.] of "Dorsey" (Major)17, Edward, "the Colonist"16, Edward, [uncertain]15, Thomas, of Hornby, Yorkshire14, John, of Chiche, Essex13, Thomas12, Roger, of Danbury, Essex11, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex10, Robert, of Maldon, Essex9, Robert, of Malden, Essex8, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex7, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex, England6, Henry, of Little Malden, Essex, England5, Norman, of Little Malden, Essex4, Alexander, of Little Malden, Essex3, Michael, of Little Malden, Essex2, Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1) was born on 9 Jun 1756 in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, (United States) and died on 30 Mar 1824 in Triadelphia, Anne Arundel (Howard), Maryland, United States at age 67.

235. Richard Burgess 275 (Elizabeth Dorsey, [dau. of Michael]118, Michael56, John, [of Major Edward]25, Edward, [Jr.] of "Dorsey" (Major)17, Edward, "the Colonist"16, Edward, [uncertain]15, Thomas, of Hornby, Yorkshire14, John, of Chiche, Essex13, Thomas12, Roger, of Danbury, Essex11, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex10, Robert, of Maldon, Essex9, Robert, of Malden, Essex8, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex7, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex, England6, Henry, of Little Malden, Essex, England5, Norman, of Little Malden, Essex4, Alexander, of Little Malden, Essex3, Michael, of Little Malden, Essex2, Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1) was born on 1 Sep 1757 in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, (United States) and died in 1821 in Allegany Co., Maryland, United States at age 64.

Noted events in his life were:

• Administration: of his estate, 1828, Allegany Co., Maryland, United States.

Richard married Mary Gassaway,275 daughter of Thomas Gassaway and Sarah Dorsey, [dau. of Capt. Edward], on 25 Feb 1788 in Baltimore Co., Maryland, United States. Mary was born about 1758 in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, (United States).

236. Joshua Burgess 276 (Elizabeth Dorsey, [dau. of Michael]118, Michael56, John, [of Major Edward]25, Edward, [Jr.] of "Dorsey" (Major)17, Edward, "the Colonist"16, Edward, [uncertain]15, Thomas, of Hornby, Yorkshire14, John, of Chiche, Essex13, Thomas12, Roger, of Danbury, Essex11, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex10, Robert, of Maldon, Essex9, Robert, of Malden, Essex8, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex7, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex, England6, Henry, of Little Malden, Essex, England5, Norman, of Little Malden, Essex4, Alexander, of Little Malden, Essex3, Michael, of Little Malden, Essex2, Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1) was born in 1760 and died in 1831 in Mason Co., Kentucky at age 71.

237. Philemon Burgess 241 (Elizabeth Dorsey, [dau. of Michael]118, Michael56, John, [of Major Edward]25, Edward, [Jr.] of "Dorsey" (Major)17, Edward, "the Colonist"16, Edward, [uncertain]15, Thomas, of Hornby, Yorkshire14, John, of Chiche, Essex13, Thomas12, Roger, of Danbury, Essex11, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex10, Robert, of Maldon, Essex9, Robert, of Malden, Essex8, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex7, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex, England6, Henry, of Little Malden, Essex, England5, Norman, of Little Malden, Essex4, Alexander, of Little Malden, Essex3, Michael, of Little Malden, Essex2, Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1) was born on 13 Dec 1761 in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, (United States).

Philemon married Mary Ridgely Dorsey,241 daughter of Thomas Dorsey and Mary Ann Ridgely Warfield, on 18 Feb 1800 in Baltimore Co., Maryland, United States. Mary was born in 1765.

(Duplicate Line. See Person 201)

238. Ruth Burgess 277 (Elizabeth Dorsey, [dau. of Michael]118, Michael56, John, [of Major Edward]25, Edward, [Jr.] of "Dorsey" (Major)17, Edward, "the Colonist"16, Edward, [uncertain]15, Thomas, of Hornby, Yorkshire14, John, of Chiche, Essex13, Thomas12, Roger, of Danbury, Essex11, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex10, Robert, of Maldon, Essex9, Robert, of Malden, Essex8, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex7, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex, England6, Henry, of Little Malden, Essex, England5, Norman, of Little Malden, Essex4, Alexander, of Little Malden, Essex3, Michael, of Little Malden, Essex2, Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1) was born on 10 May 1763 in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, (United States) and died in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, United States.

Research Notes: Second wife of Elisha Warfield

Ruth married Elisha Warfield,131 son of Benjamin Warfield and Rebecca Ridgely, on 6 Aug 1778. Elisha was born on 29 Nov 1741 in Elk Ridge, Anne Arundel (Howard), Maryland, (United States) and died on 16 Jul 1818 in Fayette, Kentucky, United States at age 76.

239. William Burgess 161 (Elizabeth Dorsey, [dau. of Michael]118, Michael56, John, [of Major Edward]25, Edward, [Jr.] of "Dorsey" (Major)17, Edward, "the Colonist"16, Edward, [uncertain]15, Thomas, of Hornby, Yorkshire14, John, of Chiche, Essex13, Thomas12, Roger, of Danbury, Essex11, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex10, Robert, of Maldon, Essex9, Robert, of Malden, Essex8, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex7, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex, England6, Henry, of Little Malden, Essex, England5, Norman, of Little Malden, Essex4, Alexander, of Little Malden, Essex3, Michael, of Little Malden, Essex2, Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1) was born in 1771.

240. Joseph Burgess 161 (Elizabeth Dorsey, [dau. of Michael]118, Michael56, John, [of Major Edward]25, Edward, [Jr.] of "Dorsey" (Major)17, Edward, "the Colonist"16, Edward, [uncertain]15, Thomas, of Hornby, Yorkshire14, John, of Chiche, Essex13, Thomas12, Roger, of Danbury, Essex11, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex10, Robert, of Maldon, Essex9, Robert, of Malden, Essex8, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex7, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex, England6, Henry, of Little Malden, Essex, England5, Norman, of Little Malden, Essex4, Alexander, of Little Malden, Essex3, Michael, of Little Malden, Essex2, Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1) was born in 1783.

241. Lydia Burgess 161 (Elizabeth Dorsey, [dau. of Michael]118, Michael56, John, [of Major Edward]25, Edward, [Jr.] of "Dorsey" (Major)17, Edward, "the Colonist"16, Edward, [uncertain]15, Thomas, of Hornby, Yorkshire14, John, of Chiche, Essex13, Thomas12, Roger, of Danbury, Essex11, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex10, Robert, of Maldon, Essex9, Robert, of Malden, Essex8, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex7, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex, England6, Henry, of Little Malden, Essex, England5, Norman, of Little Malden, Essex4, Alexander, of Little Malden, Essex3, Michael, of Little Malden, Essex2, Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1).

242. Sarah Burgess 161 (Elizabeth Dorsey, [dau. of Michael]118, Michael56, John, [of Major Edward]25, Edward, [Jr.] of "Dorsey" (Major)17, Edward, "the Colonist"16, Edward, [uncertain]15, Thomas, of Hornby, Yorkshire14, John, of Chiche, Essex13, Thomas12, Roger, of Danbury, Essex11, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex10, Robert, of Maldon, Essex9, Robert, of Malden, Essex8, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex7, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex, England6, Henry, of Little Malden, Essex, England5, Norman, of Little Malden, Essex4, Alexander, of Little Malden, Essex3, Michael, of Little Malden, Essex2, Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1).

243. Dianah Warfield 225 (Rachel Howard125, Sarah Dorsey57, John, [of Major Edward]25, Edward, [Jr.] of "Dorsey" (Major)17, Edward, "the Colonist"16, Edward, [uncertain]15, Thomas, of Hornby, Yorkshire14, John, of Chiche, Essex13, Thomas12, Roger, of Danbury, Essex11, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex10, Robert, of Maldon, Essex9, Robert, of Malden, Essex8, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex7, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex, England6, Henry, of Little Malden, Essex, England5, Norman, of Little Malden, Essex4, Alexander, of Little Malden, Essex3, Michael, of Little Malden, Essex2, Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1) was born on 3 Apr 1754 and died before 7 Jun 1842 in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, United States. Other names for Dianah were Diana Warfield and Dinah Warfield.

Noted events in her life were:

• Will: 25 Mar 1835, Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, United States.

• Probate: of her estate, 7 Jun 1842, Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, United States.

Dianah married Caleb Dorsey, [son of Ely],225 226 son of Ely Dorsey, [son of Patuxent John] and Deborah Dorsey, in 1770 in Anne Arundel (Howard), Maryland, (United States). Caleb was born about 1753 in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, (United States) and died about 1812 in Anne Arundel (Howard), Maryland, United States about age 59.

Research Notes: From Revolutionary Patriots of Anne Arundel, p. 48:

"DORSEY, CALEB. Son of Ely Dorsey and Deborah Dorsey. Married Dinah Warfield and they had one son, Caleb Dorsey. Commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the Elk Ridge Battalion of militia on February 28, 1776 (Ref: R-141, N-191)."

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It is possible that the following "Caly Dorsey" is this same individual:

From Inhabitants of Baltimore County 1763-1774, pp. 57-60:

"LIST OF TAXABLES IN DELAWARE HUNDRED, BALTIMORE COUNTY, 1773

[Among those listed are:]

Dorsey, Edward; Edward Dorsey; John Goodlan; Wm. Shavens; William Price; Joseph Holdin; Comfort

Dorsey, Basel (Qtr.); Thomas Gilbert; Henry Gilbert

Dorsey, Caly

Dorsey, Nicholas; Abrim, Soloman

Dorsey, Charles (of Nich.); Joseph Chapman; John Carter; John Langley; George Miller; Absilam Frisel

Dorsey, Nicholas Jr.; William Aston; John Martin; Thomas Miller

Dorsey, John (Qtr.); Ka(?)es Conener; Edward Gattle; Thomas Giffiry; John Poe; John Mikes; John Cocks; Richard Williams; Harry Cater Cub

Dorsey, Ely (Qtr.); John Randle; Will; Joe

Dorsey, Ely

Owings, Richard (son of Samuel); James Riley;l John Highnmarsh; Timothy Philips

Wilmoth, John (Qtr); Jiry; Bess; Dinis Downey

"On Reverse side: Delaware Hundred Taxes 462 examined by JSH. The Hole Amount of Taxes is 501: Richard Owings, son of Sam."

(Duplicate Line. See Person 181)

244. Ruth Howard Warfield 86 (Rachel Howard125, Sarah Dorsey57, John, [of Major Edward]25, Edward, [Jr.] of "Dorsey" (Major)17, Edward, "the Colonist"16, Edward, [uncertain]15, Thomas, of Hornby, Yorkshire14, John, of Chiche, Essex13, Thomas12, Roger, of Danbury, Essex11, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex10, Robert, of Maldon, Essex9, Robert, of Malden, Essex8, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex7, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex, England6, Henry, of Little Malden, Essex, England5, Norman, of Little Malden, Essex4, Alexander, of Little Malden, Essex3, Michael, of Little Malden, Essex2, Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1) was born on 18 Jun 1756 and died on 25 May 1830 at age 73.

Ruth married Richard Owings,280 son of Samuel Owings, [Sr.] and Urath Randall, in 1774. Richard was born on 16 Jul 1749 and died on 20 Jan 1819 at age 69.

Research Notes: There may have been two children named Richard Owings, one who died in infancy (born 26 Aug 1746) and this one, apparently born on 16 Jul 1749. To confuse matters, according to FindaGrave.com, the Richard Owings born on 26 Aug 1746 (death date unknown) married Ruth Warfield. Until I learn otherwise, I am keeping this Richard Owings with b. 16 Jul 1749.
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From http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~paxson/southern/owings.html :

Richard Owings, b. Saturday, 16 July 1749 at 8 a.m.; d. 20 Jan. 1819; m. 1774 Ruth Howard WARFIELD (18 June 1756-25 May 1830), daughter of Dr. Joshua Warfield (d. 1769) a "practioner of physic" and mill owner and his wife Rachel (HOWARD) (1732-1792), sister of Ephraim Howard, apparently no relation to our Howards, but children of Henry Howard (1707-1773) and his wife Sarah DORSEY (daughter of John Dorsey who d. 1761). Richard inherited from his father 207 ac. of "Rich Meadow", "Robert's Chance", part of "Baker's Discovery" in Balt. Co., and 162 ac. "Mount Pleasant" and 33 ac. of "Strawberry Patch" in Frederick Co.[33] Richard was a farmer, miller, and merchant who took over the Warfield mill after Joshua's death. Holland says he bought his father-in-law's mill at Simpsonville in 1795 and changed its name to Owings Mill on the Middle Patuxent River. The village became known as Owingsville. His house, built in 1776, still stands. Richard signed the oath of fidelity 6 June 1776 and was appointed Capt. of Soldiers' Delight Battalion of the Baltimore Co. Militia, fought in the Revolution, and resigned 1779. Richard served in the Lower House in 1789 and 1790. His estate was valued at $69,139.08 and included 25 slaves, $52 worth of silver, over $1000 worth of flour at the mills. The estate was not settled until 1842, with a final balance of $10,468.33, not including his wife's estate and various bequests that were paid out.

Children: Beal, Mary "Polly", Samuel, James (b. 1780; d. 1 May 1859), Richard, Thomas, Joshua Warfield, Ann, Basil, and (Maj.) Henry Howard.

245. Samuel Lawrence 282 (Lt. Benjamin Lawrence127, Susannah Dorsey58, John, [of Major Edward]25, Edward, [Jr.] of "Dorsey" (Major)17, Edward, "the Colonist"16, Edward, [uncertain]15, Thomas, of Hornby, Yorkshire14, John, of Chiche, Essex13, Thomas12, Roger, of Danbury, Essex11, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex10, Robert, of Maldon, Essex9, Robert, of Malden, Essex8, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex7, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex, England6, Henry, of Little Malden, Essex, England5, Norman, of Little Malden, Essex4, Alexander, of Little Malden, Essex3, Michael, of Little Malden, Essex2, Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1).

Research Notes: Died young.

246. Samuel Lawrence 86 283 (Lt. Benjamin Lawrence127, Susannah Dorsey58, John, [of Major Edward]25, Edward, [Jr.] of "Dorsey" (Major)17, Edward, "the Colonist"16, Edward, [uncertain]15, Thomas, of Hornby, Yorkshire14, John, of Chiche, Essex13, Thomas12, Roger, of Danbury, Essex11, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex10, Robert, of Maldon, Essex9, Robert, of Malden, Essex8, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex7, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex, England6, Henry, of Little Malden, Essex, England5, Norman, of Little Malden, Essex4, Alexander, of Little Malden, Essex3, Michael, of Little Malden, Essex2, Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1) was born on 28 Sep 1764 in Baltimore Co., Maryland, (United States) and died on 7 Sep 1822 near Middletown, Jefferson, Kentucky at age 57.

247. Mary Lawrence 86 (Lt. Benjamin Lawrence127, Susannah Dorsey58, John, [of Major Edward]25, Edward, [Jr.] of "Dorsey" (Major)17, Edward, "the Colonist"16, Edward, [uncertain]15, Thomas, of Hornby, Yorkshire14, John, of Chiche, Essex13, Thomas12, Roger, of Danbury, Essex11, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex10, Robert, of Maldon, Essex9, Robert, of Malden, Essex8, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex7, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex, England6, Henry, of Little Malden, Essex, England5, Norman, of Little Malden, Essex4, Alexander, of Little Malden, Essex3, Michael, of Little Malden, Essex2, Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1) was born in 1767.

248. Susanna Lawrence 86 (Lt. Benjamin Lawrence127, Susannah Dorsey58, John, [of Major Edward]25, Edward, [Jr.] of "Dorsey" (Major)17, Edward, "the Colonist"16, Edward, [uncertain]15, Thomas, of Hornby, Yorkshire14, John, of Chiche, Essex13, Thomas12, Roger, of Danbury, Essex11, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex10, Robert, of Maldon, Essex9, Robert, of Malden, Essex8, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex7, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex, England6, Henry, of Little Malden, Essex, England5, Norman, of Little Malden, Essex4, Alexander, of Little Malden, Essex3, Michael, of Little Malden, Essex2, Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1) was born in 1769 and died in 1818 at age 49.

Susanna married Edward Dorsey.86 Edward was born in 1762 and died in 1804 at age 42.

249. Leaven Lawrence 86 284 (Lt. Benjamin Lawrence127, Susannah Dorsey58, John, [of Major Edward]25, Edward, [Jr.] of "Dorsey" (Major)17, Edward, "the Colonist"16, Edward, [uncertain]15, Thomas, of Hornby, Yorkshire14, John, of Chiche, Essex13, Thomas12, Roger, of Danbury, Essex11, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex10, Robert, of Maldon, Essex9, Robert, of Malden, Essex8, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex7, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex, England6, Henry, of Little Malden, Essex, England5, Norman, of Little Malden, Essex4, Alexander, of Little Malden, Essex3, Michael, of Little Malden, Essex2, Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1) was born on 8 Apr 1774, died on 27 Jul 1846 at age 72, and was buried in Lawrence Family Cemetery, Hurstbourne, Jefferson, Kentucky, United States. Another name for Leaven was Levin Lawrence.

Leaven married Mary < >.324 Mary was born about 1780, died on 26 Apr 1852 about age 72, and was buried in Lawrence Family Cemetery, Hurstbourne, Jefferson, Kentucky, United States.

Burial Notes: Mary Lawrence
d. Apr. 26, 1852
Aged 72 years, widow of Leaven Lawrence

250. Rebecca Lawrence 86 (Lt. Benjamin Lawrence127, Susannah Dorsey58, John, [of Major Edward]25, Edward, [Jr.] of "Dorsey" (Major)17, Edward, "the Colonist"16, Edward, [uncertain]15, Thomas, of Hornby, Yorkshire14, John, of Chiche, Essex13, Thomas12, Roger, of Danbury, Essex11, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex10, Robert, of Maldon, Essex9, Robert, of Malden, Essex8, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex7, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex, England6, Henry, of Little Malden, Essex, England5, Norman, of Little Malden, Essex4, Alexander, of Little Malden, Essex3, Michael, of Little Malden, Essex2, Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1) was born in 1777 and died in 1822 at age 45.

251. Elizabeth Lawrence 86 (Lt. Benjamin Lawrence127, Susannah Dorsey58, John, [of Major Edward]25, Edward, [Jr.] of "Dorsey" (Major)17, Edward, "the Colonist"16, Edward, [uncertain]15, Thomas, of Hornby, Yorkshire14, John, of Chiche, Essex13, Thomas12, Roger, of Danbury, Essex11, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex10, Robert, of Maldon, Essex9, Robert, of Malden, Essex8, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex7, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex, England6, Henry, of Little Malden, Essex, England5, Norman, of Little Malden, Essex4, Alexander, of Little Malden, Essex3, Michael, of Little Malden, Essex2, Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1) died in 1814.

252. John Crockett Dorsey 286 (Ely, [son of Patuxent John]131, John "Patuxent John", of Dorsey's Search (Captain)71, Edward35, John, of "Hockley-in-the-Hole" (Honorable Capt.)18, Edward, "the Colonist"16, Edward, [uncertain]15, Thomas, of Hornby, Yorkshire14, John, of Chiche, Essex13, Thomas12, Roger, of Danbury, Essex11, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex10, Robert, of Maldon, Essex9, Robert, of Malden, Essex8, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex7, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex, England6, Henry, of Little Malden, Essex, England5, Norman, of Little Malden, Essex4, Alexander, of Little Malden, Essex3, Michael, of Little Malden, Essex2, Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1) died before 19 Dec 1795.

Noted events in his life were:

• Will: 10 Dec 1784, Frederick Co., Maryland, United States.

• Probate: of his estate, 19 Dec 1795, Frederick Co., Maryland, United States.

253. Mary Dorsey, [dau. of Ely] (Ely, [son of Patuxent John]131, John "Patuxent John", of Dorsey's Search (Captain)71, Edward35, John, of "Hockley-in-the-Hole" (Honorable Capt.)18, Edward, "the Colonist"16, Edward, [uncertain]15, Thomas, of Hornby, Yorkshire14, John, of Chiche, Essex13, Thomas12, Roger, of Danbury, Essex11, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex10, Robert, of Maldon, Essex9, Robert, of Malden, Essex8, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex7, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex, England6, Henry, of Little Malden, Essex, England5, Norman, of Little Malden, Essex4, Alexander, of Little Malden, Essex3, Michael, of Little Malden, Essex2, Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1)

254. Ruth Todd 289 (Ruth Dorsey132, John "Patuxent John", of Dorsey's Search (Captain)71, Edward35, John, of "Hockley-in-the-Hole" (Honorable Capt.)18, Edward, "the Colonist"16, Edward, [uncertain]15, Thomas, of Hornby, Yorkshire14, John, of Chiche, Essex13, Thomas12, Roger, of Danbury, Essex11, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex10, Robert, of Maldon, Essex9, Robert, of Malden, Essex8, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex7, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex, England6, Henry, of Little Malden, Essex, England5, Norman, of Little Malden, Essex4, Alexander, of Little Malden, Essex3, Michael, of Little Malden, Essex2, Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1) was born on 4 May 1741 in Baltimore Co., Maryland, (United States) and died in 1815 at age 74.

255. Rezin Todd 290 (Ruth Dorsey132, John "Patuxent John", of Dorsey's Search (Captain)71, Edward35, John, of "Hockley-in-the-Hole" (Honorable Capt.)18, Edward, "the Colonist"16, Edward, [uncertain]15, Thomas, of Hornby, Yorkshire14, John, of Chiche, Essex13, Thomas12, Roger, of Danbury, Essex11, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex10, Robert, of Maldon, Essex9, Robert, of Malden, Essex8, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex7, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex, England6, Henry, of Little Malden, Essex, England5, Norman, of Little Malden, Essex4, Alexander, of Little Malden, Essex3, Michael, of Little Malden, Essex2, Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1) was born on 24 Jun 1743 in St. Margaret's Parish, Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States).

256. Ely Todd 291 (Ruth Dorsey132, John "Patuxent John", of Dorsey's Search (Captain)71, Edward35, John, of "Hockley-in-the-Hole" (Honorable Capt.)18, Edward, "the Colonist"16, Edward, [uncertain]15, Thomas, of Hornby, Yorkshire14, John, of Chiche, Essex13, Thomas12, Roger, of Danbury, Essex11, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex10, Robert, of Maldon, Essex9, Robert, of Malden, Essex8, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex7, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex, England6, Henry, of Little Malden, Essex, England5, Norman, of Little Malden, Essex4, Alexander, of Little Malden, Essex3, Michael, of Little Malden, Essex2, Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1) was born on 5 Jul 1746 in St. Margaret's Parish, Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States).

257. John Lawrence Talbott, [Sr.] (Ruth Dorsey132, John "Patuxent John", of Dorsey's Search (Captain)71, Edward35, John, of "Hockley-in-the-Hole" (Honorable Capt.)18, Edward, "the Colonist"16, Edward, [uncertain]15, Thomas, of Hornby, Yorkshire14, John, of Chiche, Essex13, Thomas12, Roger, of Danbury, Essex11, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex10, Robert, of Maldon, Essex9, Robert, of Malden, Essex8, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex7, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex, England6, Henry, of Little Malden, Essex, England5, Norman, of Little Malden, Essex4, Alexander, of Little Malden, Essex3, Michael, of Little Malden, Essex2, Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1) was born in 1750 and died in 1825 at age 75.

Research Notes: Source: The Founders of Anne Arundel and Howard Counties, Maryland by J. D. Warfield (Baltimore, 1905), p. 530:
"[The son of Richard Talbott and Ruth Dorsey], John Lawrence Talbott (1784--first, Henrietta Phillips; second, Mary Porter (1799). Issue, Richard, John Providence, Jefferson of Laurel, Madison, George Washington, Charles, Allen and Mary."

John married Henrietta Phillips 186 in 1784.

Research Notes: First wife of John Lawrence Talbott.

John next married Mary Porter 186 in 1799.

Research Notes: 2nd wife of John Lawrence Talbott

258. Lt. Richard Talbott 186 292 (Ruth Dorsey132, John "Patuxent John", of Dorsey's Search (Captain)71, Edward35, John, of "Hockley-in-the-Hole" (Honorable Capt.)18, Edward, "the Colonist"16, Edward, [uncertain]15, Thomas, of Hornby, Yorkshire14, John, of Chiche, Essex13, Thomas12, Roger, of Danbury, Essex11, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex10, Robert, of Maldon, Essex9, Robert, of Malden, Essex8, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex7, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex, England6, Henry, of Little Malden, Essex, England5, Norman, of Little Malden, Essex4, Alexander, of Little Malden, Essex3, Michael, of Little Malden, Essex2, Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1) was born on 25 Dec 1753 in Maryland, (United States), was christened in St. Thomas Church, Baltimore, Baltimore, Maryland, (United States), died on 22 Dec 1821 in Monroe Co., Ohio, United States at age 67, and was buried in Carson Cemetery, Grandview Twp, New Matamoras, Washington, Ohio, United States. Another name for Richard was Richard Talbot.

General Notes: From MaWVroots@aol.com 2/27/1999 (RootsWeb.com):

Achsah Wells b abt. 1760 was a daughter of Benjamin Wells and Temperance Butler, both of Maryland. Achsah marries Richard Talbott. They have a daughter named Temperance Talbott, the one mentioned as granddaughter Temperance Talbot in the will of Benjamin Wells. Achsah dies after the birth of her daughter and Before Benjamin's will is written in 1794. Charles (son of Benjamin) and Michal Owings Wells also has a daughter named Temperance (Wells) who first marries Nathaniel Wells in 1787. Nathaniel dies in 1789 leaving Temperance to marry Achsah Wells Talbott's widower, Richard Talbott in 1790.

Research Notes: Temperance Wells' 2nd husband.

FamilySearch.org Compact Disc #99 Pin #236952 Submitter: Debbie Finelli has d. 22 Dec 1821 in Monroe Co., Ohio.

http://www.srdunn.net/Steve%20Dunn.pdf has d. 22 Dec 1821 in Grandview Township, Washington Co., Ohio.

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Source: Ken MacAllister in RootsWeb.com WELLS-L Archives 27 Feb 1999. He wrote:

"Lt. Richard with his second wife, Temperance, crossed the Ohio R. and settled in New Matamoras, Washington, Ohio. They are buried in a private graveyard on the farm where they died, 2-1/2 miles above New Matamoras on State Rte 7. His grave is marked by the Marietta Chapter of DAR."

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From David Talbott email 2 Feb 2010:
"I do know that the property that Richard and Temperance owned (and where their graves are located) happens to straddle the line between Washington and Monroe counties on a lovely little knoll overlooking the Ohio River with a view across the River to the Virginia side where their Wells relatives lived."


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From The Founders of Anne Arundel and Howard Counties, Maryland, p. 530:

"John Talbott, above, surveyed in 1732 'Talbott's Last Shift.' This is on the Patapsco, adjoining 'Moores Morning Choice,' 'Chews Vineyard' and Edward Dorsey's estate, near Columbia. It contained 1,120 acres. He sold it to Edward Talbott, Richard Talbott, Richard Galloway and George Ellicott.

"The Ellicott part was bought by Benjamin Dorsey, in 1741. Edward Talbot resurveyed his as 'Talbotts Vineyard' and increased it to 1,031 acres..."

"Richard Talbott, ensign in Anne Arundel County, was passed by John Dorsey, in 1776. He was in Captain Edward Norwood's Company in 1776. He was a son of Richard Talbott, of 'Talbott's Vineyard.' Richard Talbott married Ruth, daughter of Patuxent John Dorsey. (Mrs. Elizabeth Dorsey named in her will of 1777 her daughter, Ruth Talbott.) They resided near Jonestown. The old graveyard was removed to St. John's Church. Their son, John Lawrence Talbott (1784--first, Henrietta Phillips; second, Mary Porter (1799). Issue, Richard, John Providence, Jefferson of Laurel, Madison, George Washington, Charles, Allen and Mary."

Noted events in his life were:

• Passed: by John Dorsey, 1776, Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, (United States). Richard Talbott was an ensign in Anne Arundel County.

• Served: in Captain Edward Norwood's Company, 1776, Maryland, (United States).

• Served: as First Lieutenant in the 4th Maryland Regiment during the Revolutionary War. 325

• Settled: New Matamoras, Washington, Ohio, United States.

• Pension: Petition for continuance of his pension, 22 Dec 1820. From Journal of the House of Representatives of the United States, 1820-1821
Friday, December 22, 1820
("American Memory" website)
Mr. Smith, of Maryland, presented a petition of Richard Talbot, an officer in the Revolutionary army, praying for a continuance of the pension heretofore granted him under the act of the 18th of March, 1818.

Richard married Achsah Wells,326 327 328 daughter of Benjamin Wells and Temperance Butler, on 15 Aug 1778 in Maryland, United States. Achsah was born about 1759 in Baltimore Co., Maryland, (United States) and died 25 Mar 1789 or 1790 in Baltimore Co., Maryland, (United States) about age 30. Another name for Achsah was Nacky Wells.

Death Notes: Predeceased her father and mother.

Research Notes: From MaWVroots@aol.com 2/27/1999 (RootsWeb.com):
Achsah Wells b abt. 1760 was a daughter of Benjamin Wells and Temperance Butler, both of Maryland. Achsah marries Richard Talbott. They have a daughter named Temperance Talbott, the one mentioned as granddaughter Temperance Talbot in the will of Benjamin Wells. Achsah dies after the birth of her daughter and Before Benjamin's will is written in 1794. Charles (son of Benjamin) and Michal Owings Wells also has a daughter named Temperance (Wells) who first marries Nathaniel Wells in 1787. Nathaniel dies in 1789 leaving Temperance to marry Achsah Wells Talbott's widower, Richard Talbott in 1790.


Children from this marriage were:

+ 308 F    i. Temperance Talbot was born about 1787.

+ 309 M    ii. Absolom Talbot was born in 1779 and died in 1816 at age 37.

+ 310 F    iii. Elizabeth Talbot was born in 1780.

+ 311 M    iv. Benjamin Talbot was born in 1782.

+ 312 M    v. Charles Talbot was born in 1784.

+ 313 F    vi. Nancy Talbot was born in 1786.

+ 314 F    vii. Ruth Talbot was born on 25 Mar 1789.

Richard next married Temperance Wells, daughter of <Captain> Charles Wells and Michal Owings, on 20 Jan 1790 in Baltimore, Baltimore Co., Maryland, United States. Temperance was born on 1 Jul 1769 in Baltimore Co., Maryland, (United States), died on 23 Sep 1830 in Monroe Co., Ohio, United States at age 61, and was buried in Carson Cemetery, Grandview Twp, New Matamoras, Washington, Ohio, United States.

Birth Notes: FamilySearch.org Compact Disc #99 Pin #236949 Submitter: Debbie Finelli gives birthdate as 1 Sept 1769 (same is on findagrave.com). However...

Per Ken MacAllister 2/27/1999 (rootsweb.com), "Temperence [Wells Talbott] is buried in the same cemetery with Richard, and her stone shows that she was born July 1, 1769 and died Sept. 23, 1830, aged 61 years and 22 days."

Death Notes: http://www.srdunn.net/Steve%20Dunn.pdf has b. 5 Sep 1769 in Pennsylvania, d. 23 Sep 1830 in Grandview Twnsp, Washington Co., OH.

Research Notes: "Big Wells" line. Lt. Richard Talbott was her second husband. First husband was Nathaniel Wells ("Little Wells" line).

Charles Wells' 3rd child.

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From MaWVroots@aol.com 2/27/1999 (RootsWeb.com):
"Achsah Wells b abt. 1760 was a daughter of Benjamin Wells and Temperance Butler, both of Maryland. Achsah marries Richard Talbott. They have a daughter named Temperance Talbott, the one mentioned as granddaughter Temperance Talbot in the will of Benjamin Wells. Achsah dies after the birth of her daughter and Before Benjamin's will is written in 1794. Charles (son of Benjamin) and Michal Owings Wells also has a daughter named Temperance (Wells) who first marries Nathaniel Wells in 1787. Nathaniel dies in 1789 leaving Temperance to marry Achsah Wells Talbott's widower, Richard Talbott in 1790."

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From findagrave.com - http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=35483520 :

From the Will of her father, Charles Wells, dated Dec 30 1814:
"Item 6. To my grandson Charles Wells, son of my son Joshua Wells deceased, I give and bequeath all
that tract of land upon which Nancy Wells widow of my said son Joshua formerly did live said to contain Two Hundred Acres; to the said Charles Wells and his heirs and assigns forever; on his paying to his sister Eliza Wells Five Hundred Dollars. And should the said Charles die without an heir; then and in that case the land to be divided equally among my first wife's children, namely Rebecca Miller, Benedict Wells, Temperance Talbot, Absalom Wells, Mary Owings and Elizabeth Weakley: to them and their heirs forever; by their paying the above named Eliza Wells, daughter of the said Joshua Wells deceased, Five Hundred Dollars.
...
Item 15. To my children of my first wife hereafter to be named (to wit) Rebecca Miller, Temperance Talbot, Bendict Wells, Absalom Wells and Mary Owings, I consider that they have already received an equivalent portion of my estate either real or personal."


Children from this marriage were:

+ 315 M    i. Reverend Charles Wells Wesley Talbot was born on 28 Sep 1791 in Washington Co., Pennsylvania, United States, died on 22 Oct 1874 in Ironton, Lawrence, Ohio, United States at age 83, and was buried in Woodland Cemetery, Ironton, Lawrence, Ohio, United States.329 330

+ 316 F    ii. Providence Talbott was born on 18 Nov 1792, died in 1850 at age 58, and was buried in Carson Cemetery, Grandview Twp, New Matamoras, Washington, Ohio, United States.

+ 317 M    iii. Richard Hardesty Talbott was born on 27 Jun 1794 and died on 19 Feb 1848 at age 53.

+ 318 F    iv. Michal [II] Talbott was born in 1796 and died in 1871 at age 75.

+ 319 F    v. Achsah Sarah Talbott was born in 1798 and died in 1845 at age 47.

+ 320 M    vi. John Dorsey Talbott 331 332 was born about 1800 in <Pennsylvania>, (United States) and died on 10 Sep 1851 about age 51.

+ 321 M    vii. Ephraim D. Talbott was born in 1804 and died in 1873 at age 69.

+ 322 M    viii. Basil Dorsey Talbott was born in 1806.

+ 323 M    ix. Joshua Owen Talbott was born in 1809.

+ 324 M    x. Wells Talbott was born on 25 Aug 1811 in Washington Co., Pennsylvania, United States, died on 17 Nov 1871 at age 60, and was buried in Carson Cemetery, Grandview Twp, New Matamoras, Washington, Ohio, United States.

+ 325 F    xi. Ethelinda Talbott .

259. Henry Talbott (Ruth Dorsey132, John "Patuxent John", of Dorsey's Search (Captain)71, Edward35, John, of "Hockley-in-the-Hole" (Honorable Capt.)18, Edward, "the Colonist"16, Edward, [uncertain]15, Thomas, of Hornby, Yorkshire14, John, of Chiche, Essex13, Thomas12, Roger, of Danbury, Essex11, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex10, Robert, of Maldon, Essex9, Robert, of Malden, Essex8, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex7, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex, England6, Henry, of Little Malden, Essex, England5, Norman, of Little Malden, Essex4, Alexander, of Little Malden, Essex3, Michael, of Little Malden, Essex2, Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1) was born in 1754 and died in 1814 at age 60.

Research Notes: Ken MacAllister 2/27/1999 (rootsWeb.com)

260. Michal [I] Talbott (Ruth Dorsey132, John "Patuxent John", of Dorsey's Search (Captain)71, Edward35, John, of "Hockley-in-the-Hole" (Honorable Capt.)18, Edward, "the Colonist"16, Edward, [uncertain]15, Thomas, of Hornby, Yorkshire14, John, of Chiche, Essex13, Thomas12, Roger, of Danbury, Essex11, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex10, Robert, of Maldon, Essex9, Robert, of Malden, Essex8, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex7, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex, England6, Henry, of Little Malden, Essex, England5, Norman, of Little Malden, Essex4, Alexander, of Little Malden, Essex3, Michael, of Little Malden, Essex2, Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1) was born in 1759 and died in 1831 at age 72.

Research Notes: Ken MacAllister 2/27/1999 (rootsWeb.com)

261. James Talbott (Ruth Dorsey132, John "Patuxent John", of Dorsey's Search (Captain)71, Edward35, John, of "Hockley-in-the-Hole" (Honorable Capt.)18, Edward, "the Colonist"16, Edward, [uncertain]15, Thomas, of Hornby, Yorkshire14, John, of Chiche, Essex13, Thomas12, Roger, of Danbury, Essex11, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex10, Robert, of Maldon, Essex9, Robert, of Malden, Essex8, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex7, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex, England6, Henry, of Little Malden, Essex, England5, Norman, of Little Malden, Essex4, Alexander, of Little Malden, Essex3, Michael, of Little Malden, Essex2, Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1) was born about 1766 and died about 1847 about age 81.

Research Notes: Ken MacAllister 2/27/1999 (rootsWeb.com)

262. Bazaleel Talbott (Ruth Dorsey132, John "Patuxent John", of Dorsey's Search (Captain)71, Edward35, John, of "Hockley-in-the-Hole" (Honorable Capt.)18, Edward, "the Colonist"16, Edward, [uncertain]15, Thomas, of Hornby, Yorkshire14, John, of Chiche, Essex13, Thomas12, Roger, of Danbury, Essex11, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex10, Robert, of Maldon, Essex9, Robert, of Malden, Essex8, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex7, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex, England6, Henry, of Little Malden, Essex, England5, Norman, of Little Malden, Essex4, Alexander, of Little Malden, Essex3, Michael, of Little Malden, Essex2, Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1) was born in 1768 and died in 1846 at age 78.

Research Notes: Ken MacAllister 2/27/1999 (rootsWeb.com)

263. Helen Talbott (Ruth Dorsey132, John "Patuxent John", of Dorsey's Search (Captain)71, Edward35, John, of "Hockley-in-the-Hole" (Honorable Capt.)18, Edward, "the Colonist"16, Edward, [uncertain]15, Thomas, of Hornby, Yorkshire14, John, of Chiche, Essex13, Thomas12, Roger, of Danbury, Essex11, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex10, Robert, of Maldon, Essex9, Robert, of Malden, Essex8, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex7, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex, England6, Henry, of Little Malden, Essex, England5, Norman, of Little Malden, Essex4, Alexander, of Little Malden, Essex3, Michael, of Little Malden, Essex2, Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1) was born about 1770.

Research Notes: Ken MacAllister 2/27/1999 (rootsWeb.com)

264. Sally Talbott (Ruth Dorsey132, John "Patuxent John", of Dorsey's Search (Captain)71, Edward35, John, of "Hockley-in-the-Hole" (Honorable Capt.)18, Edward, "the Colonist"16, Edward, [uncertain]15, Thomas, of Hornby, Yorkshire14, John, of Chiche, Essex13, Thomas12, Roger, of Danbury, Essex11, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex10, Robert, of Maldon, Essex9, Robert, of Malden, Essex8, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex7, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex, England6, Henry, of Little Malden, Essex, England5, Norman, of Little Malden, Essex4, Alexander, of Little Malden, Essex3, Michael, of Little Malden, Essex2, Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1).

Research Notes: http://www.rootsweb.com/~mdannear/firstfam/dorsey/d15100.htm#P15100

265. Nancy Talbott (Ruth Dorsey132, John "Patuxent John", of Dorsey's Search (Captain)71, Edward35, John, of "Hockley-in-the-Hole" (Honorable Capt.)18, Edward, "the Colonist"16, Edward, [uncertain]15, Thomas, of Hornby, Yorkshire14, John, of Chiche, Essex13, Thomas12, Roger, of Danbury, Essex11, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex10, Robert, of Maldon, Essex9, Robert, of Malden, Essex8, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex7, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex, England6, Henry, of Little Malden, Essex, England5, Norman, of Little Malden, Essex4, Alexander, of Little Malden, Essex3, Michael, of Little Malden, Essex2, Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1).

Research Notes: http://www.rootsweb.com/~mdannear/firstfam/dorsey/d15100.htm#P15100

266. Providence Talbot (Ruth Dorsey132, John "Patuxent John", of Dorsey's Search (Captain)71, Edward35, John, of "Hockley-in-the-Hole" (Honorable Capt.)18, Edward, "the Colonist"16, Edward, [uncertain]15, Thomas, of Hornby, Yorkshire14, John, of Chiche, Essex13, Thomas12, Roger, of Danbury, Essex11, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex10, Robert, of Maldon, Essex9, Robert, of Malden, Essex8, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex7, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex, England6, Henry, of Little Malden, Essex, England5, Norman, of Little Malden, Essex4, Alexander, of Little Malden, Essex3, Michael, of Little Malden, Essex2, Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1).

Research Notes: http://www.rootsweb.com/~mdannear/firstfam/dorsey/d15105.htm#P15105

Providence married Nicholas Wells, son of Benjamin Wells and Temperance Butler, in Oct 1782. Nicholas was born in 1757 and died before 1794.

Marriage Notes: http://www.rootsweb.com/~mdannear/firstfam/dorsey/d15105.htm#P15105

Research Notes: "Big Wells" family line.

Source: Ken MacAllister in RootsWeb.com WELLS-L Archives 27 Feb 1999. He wrote:
"Yes, I too show Nicholas, s/o Benjamin Wells and Temperance Butler, married to a Providence Talbott. This information came from Wm. Wells/Historical Record Survey Ohio County, West Virginia (23884, pt 1) Book 1, p. 28. They are not one in the same, but it is likely the second is a namesake of the first.

"Talbot and Talbott are accepted spelling variations of the family name."


The child from this marriage was:

+ 326 F    i. Sarah Wells was born about 1784.

267. William Dorsey 293 (John, [son of "Patuxent" John]133, John "Patuxent John", of Dorsey's Search (Captain)71, Edward35, John, of "Hockley-in-the-Hole" (Honorable Capt.)18, Edward, "the Colonist"16, Edward, [uncertain]15, Thomas, of Hornby, Yorkshire14, John, of Chiche, Essex13, Thomas12, Roger, of Danbury, Essex11, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex10, Robert, of Maldon, Essex9, Robert, of Malden, Essex8, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex7, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex, England6, Henry, of Little Malden, Essex, England5, Norman, of Little Malden, Essex4, Alexander, of Little Malden, Essex3, Michael, of Little Malden, Essex2, Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1) died in Sep 1794 in Frederick Co., Maryland, United States.

Noted events in his life were:

• Inventory: of his estate, 8 Nov 1794, Frederick Co., Maryland, United States.

268. Achsah Dorsey 238 (Samuel, [son of "Patuxent" John]135, John "Patuxent John", of Dorsey's Search (Captain)71, Edward35, John, of "Hockley-in-the-Hole" (Honorable Capt.)18, Edward, "the Colonist"16, Edward, [uncertain]15, Thomas, of Hornby, Yorkshire14, John, of Chiche, Essex13, Thomas12, Roger, of Danbury, Essex11, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex10, Robert, of Maldon, Essex9, Robert, of Malden, Essex8, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex7, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex, England6, Henry, of Little Malden, Essex, England5, Norman, of Little Malden, Essex4, Alexander, of Little Malden, Essex3, Michael, of Little Malden, Essex2, Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1) died before 1806.

Research Notes: First wife of Thomas Beale Dorsey, Jr.

Achsah married Thomas Beale Dorsey, Jr.,121 238 son of Thomas Beale Dorsey and Anne Worthington, in Jan 1784. Thomas was born on 25 Aug 1758, died on 8 Sep 1828 in <Anne Arundel>, Maryland, United States at age 70, and was buried in "Arcadia, " Valley Mede, Howard Co., Maryland, United States.

Noted events in his life were:

• Will: 16 Mar 1827, Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, United States.

(Duplicate Line. See Person 190)

269. Elizabeth Dorsey 220 296 (John, [son of Capt. Edward] (Colonel)145, Edward (Captain)72, Edward35, John, of "Hockley-in-the-Hole" (Honorable Capt.)18, Edward, "the Colonist"16, Edward, [uncertain]15, Thomas, of Hornby, Yorkshire14, John, of Chiche, Essex13, Thomas12, Roger, of Danbury, Essex11, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex10, Robert, of Maldon, Essex9, Robert, of Malden, Essex8, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex7, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex, England6, Henry, of Little Malden, Essex, England5, Norman, of Little Malden, Essex4, Alexander, of Little Malden, Essex3, Michael, of Little Malden, Essex2, Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1) was born on 10 Apr 1766 in Baltimore Co., Maryland, (United States) and died in 1802 in "Belmont", Anne Arundel (Howard), Maryland, United States at age 36.

Elizabeth married Edward Hill "Iron Head Ned" Dorsey,174 220 221 son of Caleb Dorsey, Jr. of "Belmont" and Priscilla Hill, on 25 Mar 1786 in Baltimore Co., Maryland, United States. Edward was born on 2 Sep 1758 in Queen Caroline Parish, Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States) and died on 24 Mar 1799 in "Belmont", Anne Arundel (Howard), Maryland, United States at age 40. Another name for Edward was Edward Hill Dorsey.

Research Notes: From Revolutionary Patriots of Anne Arundel, p. 48:

"DORSEY, EDWARD (OF CALEB). Took Oath of Allegiance before Hon. John Dorsey on March 12, 1778 (Ref: B-26...). Edward Dorsey of Caleb, was drafted in October, 1780 to serve until December 10, 1780 (Ref: H-369)."

From Revolutionary Patriots of Anne Arundel, p. 49:

"DORSEY, EDWARD HILL (September 2, 1758 - March 24, 1799). Son of Edward [Caleb] Dorsey and Priscilla Hill. Married Elizabeth Dorsey in 1786 and they had nine children: Mary Dorsey Murray, Caroline Dorsey Donaldson, Priscilla Dorsey Hanson, Hill Dorsey, Robert Dorsey, Hammond Dorsey, Sarah Dorsey, Elizabeth Dorsey, and an unnamed infant son. Edward may have been the Edward Dorsey of Caleb who was drafted during October, 1780 (Ref: R-191, R-192...)."

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From Wikipedia - Elkridge Furnace:

The site of the Elkridge Furnace and forge (located in the US state of Maryland ), known today as Avalon, was a tract of land patented as "Taylor's Forest" purchased in 1761 by Caleb Dorsey, an ironmaster. The land was located on the Patapsco river near Elkridge Landing, today being part of the Patapsco Valley State Park . The site first produced pig iron for export to England and after the addition of a forge produced crowbars, some of the earliest tools produced in America. The manufacture of tools in America had been banned for years by England. In 1771, after the death of Caleb Dorsey, the forge was operated by Caleb's sons, Edward Dorsey "Iron Head Ned" and Samuel Dorsey. In 1775 and during the American Revolution (1775-1783), the forge manufactured cast-iron parts for muskets by William Whetcroft. During the time of Mr. Whetcroft, the height of the dam (Avalon pictured here) , was increased to allow for constructing a millrace to feed a slitting mill on the property. In 1783, operations at the site were closed due to tax problems and the site was auctioned off in 1815. Benjamin and James Ellicott became the owners and incorporated the site as the Avalon Iron Works in 1822 and manufactured nails.[1] "

First Elkridge Furnace
The existence of iron was known from the time John Smith sailed up the Patapsco in 1608 and the settlement of Elkridge Landing is given as 1690, Likely many attempts at iron production took place after 1690.
Caleb Dorsey built his home "Belmont" on a tract of land patented in 1695. The "Save Belmont Coalition" credits Caleb Dorsey and his brother as building several iron forges on the creeks that ran into the nearby Patapsco River. This seems likely, considering the effort that would be required to move the iron ore some distance to one furnace. A Journal in the Maryland Archives by Caleb Dorsey & Co. operator of Elk Ridge Furnace has dates of 1758/10/01-1761/08/31.
The existence of more than one forge was recorded in the following extraction. Extract: Elkridge Landing description by Louis-Alexandre Berthier of the French Army during the March to Yorktown, Va. in 1781 - "The detour that must be taken to cross by the ford is not great and I estimate the difference as about three-fourths of a mile, or a mile. The road leading to the ford is bad and filled with stones and foot-high stumps. As it approaches the ford the road is dangerous along the bank of the river, which is very deep in those places where the waters are dammed up to operate the forges. This ford is very good if you pass between the big stones as marked here; if you stray from this line, you find large rocks and holes."

(Duplicate Line. See Person 173)

270. Mary Gassaway 275 (Sarah Dorsey, [dau. of Capt. Edward]149, Edward (Captain)72, Edward35, John, of "Hockley-in-the-Hole" (Honorable Capt.)18, Edward, "the Colonist"16, Edward, [uncertain]15, Thomas, of Hornby, Yorkshire14, John, of Chiche, Essex13, Thomas12, Roger, of Danbury, Essex11, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex10, Robert, of Maldon, Essex9, Robert, of Malden, Essex8, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex7, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex, England6, Henry, of Little Malden, Essex, England5, Norman, of Little Malden, Essex4, Alexander, of Little Malden, Essex3, Michael, of Little Malden, Essex2, Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1) was born about 1758 in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, (United States).

Mary married Richard Burgess,275 son of Captain Joseph Burgess and Elizabeth Dorsey, [dau. of Michael], on 25 Feb 1788 in Baltimore Co., Maryland, United States. Richard was born on 1 Sep 1757 in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, (United States) and died in 1821 in Allegany Co., Maryland, United States at age 64.

Noted events in his life were:

• Administration: of his estate, 1828, Allegany Co., Maryland, United States.

(Duplicate Line. See Person 235)

271. Governor Charles Ridgely 203 (Captain Charles Ridgely, III of "Hampton"155, Colonel Charles Ridgely II73, Deborah Dorsey36, John, of "Hockley-in-the-Hole" (Honorable Capt.)18, Edward, "the Colonist"16, Edward, [uncertain]15, Thomas, of Hornby, Yorkshire14, John, of Chiche, Essex13, Thomas12, Roger, of Danbury, Essex11, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex10, Robert, of Maldon, Essex9, Robert, of Malden, Essex8, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex7, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex, England6, Henry, of Little Malden, Essex, England5, Norman, of Little Malden, Essex4, Alexander, of Little Malden, Essex3, Michael, of Little Malden, Essex2, Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1) was born on 6 Dec 1760, died on 17 Jul 1829 at age 68, and was buried in "Hampton", Baltimore Co., Maryland, United States.

Burial Notes: From Historic Graves of Maryland, p. 148:
Governor Charles Ridgely, born Dec. 6, 1760; died July 17, 1829.

272. Ann Lux 299 300 (Rachel Ridgely156, Colonel Charles Ridgely II73, Deborah Dorsey36, John, of "Hockley-in-the-Hole" (Honorable Capt.)18, Edward, "the Colonist"16, Edward, [uncertain]15, Thomas, of Hornby, Yorkshire14, John, of Chiche, Essex13, Thomas12, Roger, of Danbury, Essex11, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex10, Robert, of Maldon, Essex9, Robert, of Malden, Essex8, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex7, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex, England6, Henry, of Little Malden, Essex, England5, Norman, of Little Malden, Essex4, Alexander, of Little Malden, Essex3, Michael, of Little Malden, Essex2, Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1) was born on 25 Nov 1770 in <Maryland, (United States)>.

Ann married George Risteau.333

Ann next married Thomas Deye Cockey,334 335 son of Joshua Cockey and Charcilla Cockey Deye, in 1793 in <Maryland, (United States)>.300 Thomas was born on 9 Apr 1762 and died in 1813 at age 51.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 327 M    i. Joshua Cockey 335 336 was born in Baltimore Co., Maryland, (United States) and died between Mar and Jun 1821 in Baltimore Co., Maryland, (United States).

+ 328 F    ii. Frances Thwaites Cockey 337 was born on 16 Sep 1795.

+ 329 F    iii. Harriet Cockey 299 was born about 1796 and died on 1 Jul 1846 about age 50.

+ 330 F    iv. Penelope Deye Cockey .338

+ 331 M    v. Thomas Deye Cockey 339 was born on 3 Mar 1799 in Baltimore Co., Maryland, (United States) and died after 1880 in Baltimore Co., Maryland, (United States).

+ 332 M    vi. Charles Ridgely Cockey .335

+ 333 F    vii. Ann Lux Cockey 340 was born on 3 Mar 1803.

+ 334 F    viii. Rachel Ridgely Cockey 299 was born about 1814 and died on 5 Nov 1887 about age 73.

+ 335 F    ix. Susanna Gist Cockey .335

273. Captain Darby Lux, [III] 301 302 303 (Rachel Ridgely156, Colonel Charles Ridgely II73, Deborah Dorsey36, John, of "Hockley-in-the-Hole" (Honorable Capt.)18, Edward, "the Colonist"16, Edward, [uncertain]15, Thomas, of Hornby, Yorkshire14, John, of Chiche, Essex13, Thomas12, Roger, of Danbury, Essex11, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex10, Robert, of Maldon, Essex9, Robert, of Malden, Essex8, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex7, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex, England6, Henry, of Little Malden, Essex, England5, Norman, of Little Malden, Essex4, Alexander, of Little Malden, Essex3, Michael, of Little Malden, Essex2, Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1) was born about 1772 and died on 17 Sep 1812 in Baltimore, Baltimore, Maryland, United States about age 40.

Research Notes: From http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=brucen&id=I1814 :

1. Marriages & Deaths from Baltimore Newspapers, Surnames, K-L, Page 200

Lux, Darby, and Miss Mary Nicholson both of Balto. Co. were married last Wed eve. by Rev. Richards (BTM 23 Feb 1798)

2. Darby Lux found in:
Marriage Index: Maryland, 1655-1850
Married: Feb. 20, 1798 in: Baltimore Co., MD Record type: This is a county court record. Gender: M More about: This record can be found at the Family History Library, Salt Lake City, UT, Film # 0013693-0013694. Spouse name: Nicholson, Mary Spouse gender: F

3. Colonial Families and Their Descendants

The third Darby Lux married Mary Nicholson, the daughter of Judge Benjamine Nicholson, of Baltimore County, one of the most active and prominent men of the Revolution. He was a member of the Association of Freemen, judge of the Court of Admiralty unti?? it was abolished by the Federal Constitution, and afterward?? judge of the Sixth Judicial District. He died in 1792.

Darby married Mary Nicholson,301 daughter of Judge Benjamin Nicholson and Mary Ridgely, on 20 Feb 1798 in Baltimore Co., Maryland, United States.

The child from this marriage was:

+ 336 F    i. Sarah Stewart Lux 299 301 341 was born on 13 Sep 1807 in Baltimore Co., Maryland, (United States), died on 8 Jun 1874 in Baltimore Co., Maryland, (United States) at age 66, and was buried in "Taylor's Hall", Baltimore Co., Maryland, United States.

274. William Lux 298 304 (Rachel Ridgely156, Colonel Charles Ridgely II73, Deborah Dorsey36, John, of "Hockley-in-the-Hole" (Honorable Capt.)18, Edward, "the Colonist"16, Edward, [uncertain]15, Thomas, of Hornby, Yorkshire14, John, of Chiche, Essex13, Thomas12, Roger, of Danbury, Essex11, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex10, Robert, of Maldon, Essex9, Robert, of Malden, Essex8, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex7, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex, England6, Henry, of Little Malden, Essex, England5, Norman, of Little Malden, Essex4, Alexander, of Little Malden, Essex3, Michael, of Little Malden, Essex2, Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1) was born about 1775.

275. Rachel Lux 298 (Rachel Ridgely156, Colonel Charles Ridgely II73, Deborah Dorsey36, John, of "Hockley-in-the-Hole" (Honorable Capt.)18, Edward, "the Colonist"16, Edward, [uncertain]15, Thomas, of Hornby, Yorkshire14, John, of Chiche, Essex13, Thomas12, Roger, of Danbury, Essex11, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex10, Robert, of Maldon, Essex9, Robert, of Malden, Essex8, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex7, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex, England6, Henry, of Little Malden, Essex, England5, Norman, of Little Malden, Essex4, Alexander, of Little Malden, Essex3, Michael, of Little Malden, Essex2, Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1).

276. Lieutenant Basil Burgess 306 (Sarah Dorsey, of "Troy Hill"158, Basil, (of Caleb) (Capt.)76, Caleb, of Hockley in the Hole [son of Capt. John]37, John, of "Hockley-in-the-Hole" (Honorable Capt.)18, Edward, "the Colonist"16, Edward, [uncertain]15, Thomas, of Hornby, Yorkshire14, John, of Chiche, Essex13, Thomas12, Roger, of Danbury, Essex11, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex10, Robert, of Maldon, Essex9, Robert, of Malden, Essex8, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex7, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex, England6, Henry, of Little Malden, Essex, England5, Norman, of Little Malden, Essex4, Alexander, of Little Malden, Essex3, Michael, of Little Malden, Essex2, Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1) was born about 1758 in Queen Caroline Parish, Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States) and died after 1800 in Mason Co., Kentucky.

277. John Burgess 307 (Sarah Dorsey, of "Troy Hill"158, Basil, (of Caleb) (Capt.)76, Caleb, of Hockley in the Hole [son of Capt. John]37, John, of "Hockley-in-the-Hole" (Honorable Capt.)18, Edward, "the Colonist"16, Edward, [uncertain]15, Thomas, of Hornby, Yorkshire14, John, of Chiche, Essex13, Thomas12, Roger, of Danbury, Essex11, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex10, Robert, of Maldon, Essex9, Robert, of Malden, Essex8, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex7, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex, England6, Henry, of Little Malden, Essex, England5, Norman, of Little Malden, Essex4, Alexander, of Little Malden, Essex3, Michael, of Little Malden, Essex2, Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1) was born on 24 Jan 1766 in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, (United States) and died in Oct 1821 in Frederick Co., Maryland, (United States) at age 55.

278. Daniel Dorsey 309 (Thomas (Hon. Col.)160, Basil, (of Caleb) (Capt.)76, Caleb, of Hockley in the Hole [son of Capt. John]37, John, of "Hockley-in-the-Hole" (Honorable Capt.)18, Edward, "the Colonist"16, Edward, [uncertain]15, Thomas, of Hornby, Yorkshire14, John, of Chiche, Essex13, Thomas12, Roger, of Danbury, Essex11, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex10, Robert, of Maldon, Essex9, Robert, of Malden, Essex8, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex7, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex, England6, Henry, of Little Malden, Essex, England5, Norman, of Little Malden, Essex4, Alexander, of Little Malden, Essex3, Michael, of Little Malden, Essex2, Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1) was born on 6 Mar 1757 in Maryland, (United States) and died in 1823 in Lyons Twp, Ontario, New York, United States at age 66.

Noted events in his life were:

• Census: Head of Household, 1800, Frederick Co., Maryland, United States.

• Census: Head of Household, 1810, Sodus Twp, Ontario, New York, United States.

• Census: Head of Household, 1820, Lyons Twp, Ontario, New York, United States.

Daniel married Eleanor Dorsey,232 233 daughter of Ely Dorsey, [son of Patuxent John] and Deborah Dorsey, about 17 Feb 1779 in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, (United States). Eleanor was born on 2 Feb 1761 in <Hockley>, Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States) and died on 22 May 1834 in Lyons Twp, Ontario, New York, United States at age 73.

Noted events in her life were:

• Census: Head of Household, 1830, Lyons Twp, Wayne, New York, United States.

(Duplicate Line. See Person 185)

279. Daniel Dorsey 309 (Thomas (Hon. Col.)160, Basil, (of Caleb) (Capt.)76, Caleb, of Hockley in the Hole [son of Capt. John]37, John, of "Hockley-in-the-Hole" (Honorable Capt.)18, Edward, "the Colonist"16, Edward, [uncertain]15, Thomas, of Hornby, Yorkshire14, John, of Chiche, Essex13, Thomas12, Roger, of Danbury, Essex11, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex10, Robert, of Maldon, Essex9, Robert, of Malden, Essex8, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex7, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex, England6, Henry, of Little Malden, Essex, England5, Norman, of Little Malden, Essex4, Alexander, of Little Malden, Essex3, Michael, of Little Malden, Essex2, Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1) was born on 6 Mar 1757 in Maryland, (United States) and died in 1823 in Lyons Twp, Ontario, New York, United States at age 66.

Noted events in his life were:

• Census: Head of Household, 1800, Frederick Co., Maryland, United States.

• Census: Head of Household, 1810, Sodus Twp, Ontario, New York, United States.

• Census: Head of Household, 1820, Lyons Twp, Ontario, New York, United States.

Daniel married Eleanor Dorsey,232 233 daughter of Ely Dorsey, [son of Patuxent John] and Deborah Dorsey, about 17 Feb 1779 in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, (United States). Eleanor was born on 2 Feb 1761 in <Hockley>, Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States) and died on 22 May 1834 in Lyons Twp, Ontario, New York, United States at age 73.

Noted events in her life were:

• Census: Head of Household, 1830, Lyons Twp, Wayne, New York, United States.

(Duplicate Line. See Person 185)

280. Dr. Archibald Dorsey 312 (Thomas (Hon. Col.)160, Basil, (of Caleb) (Capt.)76, Caleb, of Hockley in the Hole [son of Capt. John]37, John, of "Hockley-in-the-Hole" (Honorable Capt.)18, Edward, "the Colonist"16, Edward, [uncertain]15, Thomas, of Hornby, Yorkshire14, John, of Chiche, Essex13, Thomas12, Roger, of Danbury, Essex11, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex10, Robert, of Maldon, Essex9, Robert, of Malden, Essex8, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex7, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex, England6, Henry, of Little Malden, Essex, England5, Norman, of Little Malden, Essex4, Alexander, of Little Malden, Essex3, Michael, of Little Malden, Essex2, Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1) was born between 1760 and 1770 in Maryland, (United States) and died on 18 May 1847 in <Harford Co., Maryland>, United States.

Noted events in his life were:

• Will: 20 Sep 1843.

• Census: Head of Household, 1820, Baltimore Co., Maryland, United States.

• Census: Head of Household, 1830, Harford Co., Maryland, United States.

• Census: Head of Household, 1840, Harford Co., Maryland, United States.

281. Theodore Dorsey 313 (Thomas (Hon. Col.)160, Basil, (of Caleb) (Capt.)76, Caleb, of Hockley in the Hole [son of Capt. John]37, John, of "Hockley-in-the-Hole" (Honorable Capt.)18, Edward, "the Colonist"16, Edward, [uncertain]15, Thomas, of Hornby, Yorkshire14, John, of Chiche, Essex13, Thomas12, Roger, of Danbury, Essex11, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex10, Robert, of Maldon, Essex9, Robert, of Malden, Essex8, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex7, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex, England6, Henry, of Little Malden, Essex, England5, Norman, of Little Malden, Essex4, Alexander, of Little Malden, Essex3, Michael, of Little Malden, Essex2, Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1) died in 1812.

282. Nicholas Dorsey 209 (Thomas (Hon. Col.)160, Basil, (of Caleb) (Capt.)76, Caleb, of Hockley in the Hole [son of Capt. John]37, John, of "Hockley-in-the-Hole" (Honorable Capt.)18, Edward, "the Colonist"16, Edward, [uncertain]15, Thomas, of Hornby, Yorkshire14, John, of Chiche, Essex13, Thomas12, Roger, of Danbury, Essex11, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex10, Robert, of Maldon, Essex9, Robert, of Malden, Essex8, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex7, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex, England6, Henry, of Little Malden, Essex, England5, Norman, of Little Malden, Essex4, Alexander, of Little Malden, Essex3, Michael, of Little Malden, Essex2, Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1).

283. Mary Dorsey 314 (Thomas (Hon. Col.)160, Basil, (of Caleb) (Capt.)76, Caleb, of Hockley in the Hole [son of Capt. John]37, John, of "Hockley-in-the-Hole" (Honorable Capt.)18, Edward, "the Colonist"16, Edward, [uncertain]15, Thomas, of Hornby, Yorkshire14, John, of Chiche, Essex13, Thomas12, Roger, of Danbury, Essex11, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex10, Robert, of Maldon, Essex9, Robert, of Malden, Essex8, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex7, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex, England6, Henry, of Little Malden, Essex, England5, Norman, of Little Malden, Essex4, Alexander, of Little Malden, Essex3, Michael, of Little Malden, Essex2, Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1) died before 1791.

284. Elizabeth Dorsey 209 (Thomas (Hon. Col.)160, Basil, (of Caleb) (Capt.)76, Caleb, of Hockley in the Hole [son of Capt. John]37, John, of "Hockley-in-the-Hole" (Honorable Capt.)18, Edward, "the Colonist"16, Edward, [uncertain]15, Thomas, of Hornby, Yorkshire14, John, of Chiche, Essex13, Thomas12, Roger, of Danbury, Essex11, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex10, Robert, of Maldon, Essex9, Robert, of Malden, Essex8, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex7, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex, England6, Henry, of Little Malden, Essex, England5, Norman, of Little Malden, Essex4, Alexander, of Little Malden, Essex3, Michael, of Little Malden, Essex2, Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1).

285. Juliet Dorsey 209 (Thomas (Hon. Col.)160, Basil, (of Caleb) (Capt.)76, Caleb, of Hockley in the Hole [son of Capt. John]37, John, of "Hockley-in-the-Hole" (Honorable Capt.)18, Edward, "the Colonist"16, Edward, [uncertain]15, Thomas, of Hornby, Yorkshire14, John, of Chiche, Essex13, Thomas12, Roger, of Danbury, Essex11, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex10, Robert, of Maldon, Essex9, Robert, of Malden, Essex8, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex7, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex, England6, Henry, of Little Malden, Essex, England5, Norman, of Little Malden, Essex4, Alexander, of Little Malden, Essex3, Michael, of Little Malden, Essex2, Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1).

286. Harriet Dorsey 209 (Thomas (Hon. Col.)160, Basil, (of Caleb) (Capt.)76, Caleb, of Hockley in the Hole [son of Capt. John]37, John, of "Hockley-in-the-Hole" (Honorable Capt.)18, Edward, "the Colonist"16, Edward, [uncertain]15, Thomas, of Hornby, Yorkshire14, John, of Chiche, Essex13, Thomas12, Roger, of Danbury, Essex11, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex10, Robert, of Maldon, Essex9, Robert, of Malden, Essex8, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex7, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex, England6, Henry, of Little Malden, Essex, England5, Norman, of Little Malden, Essex4, Alexander, of Little Malden, Essex3, Michael, of Little Malden, Essex2, Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1).

287. Matilda Dorsey 209 (Thomas (Hon. Col.)160, Basil, (of Caleb) (Capt.)76, Caleb, of Hockley in the Hole [son of Capt. John]37, John, of "Hockley-in-the-Hole" (Honorable Capt.)18, Edward, "the Colonist"16, Edward, [uncertain]15, Thomas, of Hornby, Yorkshire14, John, of Chiche, Essex13, Thomas12, Roger, of Danbury, Essex11, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex10, Robert, of Maldon, Essex9, Robert, of Malden, Essex8, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex7, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex, England6, Henry, of Little Malden, Essex, England5, Norman, of Little Malden, Essex4, Alexander, of Little Malden, Essex3, Michael, of Little Malden, Essex2, Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1).

288. William Todd (Thomas Todd V175, Elinor Dorsey, of Hockley82, Caleb, of Hockley in the Hole [son of Capt. John]37, John, of "Hockley-in-the-Hole" (Honorable Capt.)18, Edward, "the Colonist"16, Edward, [uncertain]15, Thomas, of Hornby, Yorkshire14, John, of Chiche, Essex13, Thomas12, Roger, of Danbury, Essex11, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex10, Robert, of Maldon, Essex9, Robert, of Malden, Essex8, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex7, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex, England6, Henry, of Little Malden, Essex, England5, Norman, of Little Malden, Essex4, Alexander, of Little Malden, Essex3, Michael, of Little Malden, Essex2, Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1)

289. Dr. Christopher Todd (Thomas Todd V175, Elinor Dorsey, of Hockley82, Caleb, of Hockley in the Hole [son of Capt. John]37, John, of "Hockley-in-the-Hole" (Honorable Capt.)18, Edward, "the Colonist"16, Edward, [uncertain]15, Thomas, of Hornby, Yorkshire14, John, of Chiche, Essex13, Thomas12, Roger, of Danbury, Essex11, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex10, Robert, of Maldon, Essex9, Robert, of Malden, Essex8, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex7, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex, England6, Henry, of Little Malden, Essex, England5, Norman, of Little Malden, Essex4, Alexander, of Little Malden, Essex3, Michael, of Little Malden, Essex2, Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1)

290. Bernard Todd (Thomas Todd V175, Elinor Dorsey, of Hockley82, Caleb, of Hockley in the Hole [son of Capt. John]37, John, of "Hockley-in-the-Hole" (Honorable Capt.)18, Edward, "the Colonist"16, Edward, [uncertain]15, Thomas, of Hornby, Yorkshire14, John, of Chiche, Essex13, Thomas12, Roger, of Danbury, Essex11, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex10, Robert, of Maldon, Essex9, Robert, of Malden, Essex8, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex7, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex, England6, Henry, of Little Malden, Essex, England5, Norman, of Little Malden, Essex4, Alexander, of Little Malden, Essex3, Michael, of Little Malden, Essex2, Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1)

291. George Todd (Thomas Todd V175, Elinor Dorsey, of Hockley82, Caleb, of Hockley in the Hole [son of Capt. John]37, John, of "Hockley-in-the-Hole" (Honorable Capt.)18, Edward, "the Colonist"16, Edward, [uncertain]15, Thomas, of Hornby, Yorkshire14, John, of Chiche, Essex13, Thomas12, Roger, of Danbury, Essex11, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex10, Robert, of Maldon, Essex9, Robert, of Malden, Essex8, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex7, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex, England6, Henry, of Little Malden, Essex, England5, Norman, of Little Malden, Essex4, Alexander, of Little Malden, Essex3, Michael, of Little Malden, Essex2, Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1)

292. Thomas Todd, [VI] (Thomas Todd V175, Elinor Dorsey, of Hockley82, Caleb, of Hockley in the Hole [son of Capt. John]37, John, of "Hockley-in-the-Hole" (Honorable Capt.)18, Edward, "the Colonist"16, Edward, [uncertain]15, Thomas, of Hornby, Yorkshire14, John, of Chiche, Essex13, Thomas12, Roger, of Danbury, Essex11, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex10, Robert, of Maldon, Essex9, Robert, of Malden, Essex8, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex7, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex, England6, Henry, of Little Malden, Essex, England5, Norman, of Little Malden, Essex4, Alexander, of Little Malden, Essex3, Michael, of Little Malden, Essex2, Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1)

293. William Owings (Deborah Todd Lynch180, Elinor Dorsey, of Hockley82, Caleb, of Hockley in the Hole [son of Capt. John]37, John, of "Hockley-in-the-Hole" (Honorable Capt.)18, Edward, "the Colonist"16, Edward, [uncertain]15, Thomas, of Hornby, Yorkshire14, John, of Chiche, Essex13, Thomas12, Roger, of Danbury, Essex11, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex10, Robert, of Maldon, Essex9, Robert, of Malden, Essex8, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex7, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex, England6, Henry, of Little Malden, Essex, England5, Norman, of Little Malden, Essex4, Alexander, of Little Malden, Essex3, Michael, of Little Malden, Essex2, Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1)

294. Urath Owings (Deborah Todd Lynch180, Elinor Dorsey, of Hockley82, Caleb, of Hockley in the Hole [son of Capt. John]37, John, of "Hockley-in-the-Hole" (Honorable Capt.)18, Edward, "the Colonist"16, Edward, [uncertain]15, Thomas, of Hornby, Yorkshire14, John, of Chiche, Essex13, Thomas12, Roger, of Danbury, Essex11, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex10, Robert, of Maldon, Essex9, Robert, of Malden, Essex8, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex7, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex, England6, Henry, of Little Malden, Essex, England5, Norman, of Little Malden, Essex4, Alexander, of Little Malden, Essex3, Michael, of Little Malden, Essex2, Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1)

295. Samuel Owings, [III] (Deborah Todd Lynch180, Elinor Dorsey, of Hockley82, Caleb, of Hockley in the Hole [son of Capt. John]37, John, of "Hockley-in-the-Hole" (Honorable Capt.)18, Edward, "the Colonist"16, Edward, [uncertain]15, Thomas, of Hornby, Yorkshire14, John, of Chiche, Essex13, Thomas12, Roger, of Danbury, Essex11, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex10, Robert, of Maldon, Essex9, Robert, of Malden, Essex8, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex7, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex, England6, Henry, of Little Malden, Essex, England5, Norman, of Little Malden, Essex4, Alexander, of Little Malden, Essex3, Michael, of Little Malden, Essex2, Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1)

296. Eleanor Owings (Deborah Todd Lynch180, Elinor Dorsey, of Hockley82, Caleb, of Hockley in the Hole [son of Capt. John]37, John, of "Hockley-in-the-Hole" (Honorable Capt.)18, Edward, "the Colonist"16, Edward, [uncertain]15, Thomas, of Hornby, Yorkshire14, John, of Chiche, Essex13, Thomas12, Roger, of Danbury, Essex11, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex10, Robert, of Maldon, Essex9, Robert, of Malden, Essex8, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex7, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex, England6, Henry, of Little Malden, Essex, England5, Norman, of Little Malden, Essex4, Alexander, of Little Malden, Essex3, Michael, of Little Malden, Essex2, Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1)

297. Sarah Owings (Deborah Todd Lynch180, Elinor Dorsey, of Hockley82, Caleb, of Hockley in the Hole [son of Capt. John]37, John, of "Hockley-in-the-Hole" (Honorable Capt.)18, Edward, "the Colonist"16, Edward, [uncertain]15, Thomas, of Hornby, Yorkshire14, John, of Chiche, Essex13, Thomas12, Roger, of Danbury, Essex11, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex10, Robert, of Maldon, Essex9, Robert, of Malden, Essex8, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex7, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex, England6, Henry, of Little Malden, Essex, England5, Norman, of Little Malden, Essex4, Alexander, of Little Malden, Essex3, Michael, of Little Malden, Essex2, Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1)

298. Rebecca Owings 86 (Deborah Todd Lynch180, Elinor Dorsey, of Hockley82, Caleb, of Hockley in the Hole [son of Capt. John]37, John, of "Hockley-in-the-Hole" (Honorable Capt.)18, Edward, "the Colonist"16, Edward, [uncertain]15, Thomas, of Hornby, Yorkshire14, John, of Chiche, Essex13, Thomas12, Roger, of Danbury, Essex11, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex10, Robert, of Maldon, Essex9, Robert, of Malden, Essex8, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex7, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex, England6, Henry, of Little Malden, Essex, England5, Norman, of Little Malden, Essex4, Alexander, of Little Malden, Essex3, Michael, of Little Malden, Essex2, Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1) was born on 12 Jan 1776 and died on 12 Aug 1828 at age 52.

299. Deborah Owings (Deborah Todd Lynch180, Elinor Dorsey, of Hockley82, Caleb, of Hockley in the Hole [son of Capt. John]37, John, of "Hockley-in-the-Hole" (Honorable Capt.)18, Edward, "the Colonist"16, Edward, [uncertain]15, Thomas, of Hornby, Yorkshire14, John, of Chiche, Essex13, Thomas12, Roger, of Danbury, Essex11, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex10, Robert, of Maldon, Essex9, Robert, of Malden, Essex8, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex7, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex, England6, Henry, of Little Malden, Essex, England5, Norman, of Little Malden, Essex4, Alexander, of Little Malden, Essex3, Michael, of Little Malden, Essex2, Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1)

300. Frances Owings (Deborah Todd Lynch180, Elinor Dorsey, of Hockley82, Caleb, of Hockley in the Hole [son of Capt. John]37, John, of "Hockley-in-the-Hole" (Honorable Capt.)18, Edward, "the Colonist"16, Edward, [uncertain]15, Thomas, of Hornby, Yorkshire14, John, of Chiche, Essex13, Thomas12, Roger, of Danbury, Essex11, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex10, Robert, of Maldon, Essex9, Robert, of Malden, Essex8, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex7, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex, England6, Henry, of Little Malden, Essex, England5, Norman, of Little Malden, Essex4, Alexander, of Little Malden, Essex3, Michael, of Little Malden, Essex2, Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1)

301. Mary Owings (Deborah Todd Lynch180, Elinor Dorsey, of Hockley82, Caleb, of Hockley in the Hole [son of Capt. John]37, John, of "Hockley-in-the-Hole" (Honorable Capt.)18, Edward, "the Colonist"16, Edward, [uncertain]15, Thomas, of Hornby, Yorkshire14, John, of Chiche, Essex13, Thomas12, Roger, of Danbury, Essex11, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex10, Robert, of Maldon, Essex9, Robert, of Malden, Essex8, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex7, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex, England6, Henry, of Little Malden, Essex, England5, Norman, of Little Malden, Essex4, Alexander, of Little Malden, Essex3, Michael, of Little Malden, Essex2, Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1)

302. Ann Owings (Deborah Todd Lynch180, Elinor Dorsey, of Hockley82, Caleb, of Hockley in the Hole [son of Capt. John]37, John, of "Hockley-in-the-Hole" (Honorable Capt.)18, Edward, "the Colonist"16, Edward, [uncertain]15, Thomas, of Hornby, Yorkshire14, John, of Chiche, Essex13, Thomas12, Roger, of Danbury, Essex11, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex10, Robert, of Maldon, Essex9, Robert, of Malden, Essex8, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex7, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex, England6, Henry, of Little Malden, Essex, England5, Norman, of Little Malden, Essex4, Alexander, of Little Malden, Essex3, Michael, of Little Malden, Essex2, Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1)

303. Beal Owings (Deborah Todd Lynch180, Elinor Dorsey, of Hockley82, Caleb, of Hockley in the Hole [son of Capt. John]37, John, of "Hockley-in-the-Hole" (Honorable Capt.)18, Edward, "the Colonist"16, Edward, [uncertain]15, Thomas, of Hornby, Yorkshire14, John, of Chiche, Essex13, Thomas12, Roger, of Danbury, Essex11, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex10, Robert, of Maldon, Essex9, Robert, of Malden, Essex8, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex7, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex, England6, Henry, of Little Malden, Essex, England5, Norman, of Little Malden, Essex4, Alexander, of Little Malden, Essex3, Michael, of Little Malden, Essex2, Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1)

304. Caleb Dorsey, [Jr.] 316 (Caleb Dorsey, [son of Ely]181, Deborah Dorsey85, Caleb, of Hockley in the Hole [son of Capt. John]37, John, of "Hockley-in-the-Hole" (Honorable Capt.)18, Edward, "the Colonist"16, Edward, [uncertain]15, Thomas, of Hornby, Yorkshire14, John, of Chiche, Essex13, Thomas12, Roger, of Danbury, Essex11, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex10, Robert, of Maldon, Essex9, Robert, of Malden, Essex8, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex7, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex, England6, Henry, of Little Malden, Essex, England5, Norman, of Little Malden, Essex4, Alexander, of Little Malden, Essex3, Michael, of Little Malden, Essex2, Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1) was born in 1770 in Anne Arundel (Howard), Maryland, (United States) and died in 1802 in Montgomery Co, Maryland, United States at age 32.

305. Mary Nicholson 301 (Mary Ridgely186, Mary Dorsey86, Caleb, of Hockley in the Hole [son of Capt. John]37, John, of "Hockley-in-the-Hole" (Honorable Capt.)18, Edward, "the Colonist"16, Edward, [uncertain]15, Thomas, of Hornby, Yorkshire14, John, of Chiche, Essex13, Thomas12, Roger, of Danbury, Essex11, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex10, Robert, of Maldon, Essex9, Robert, of Malden, Essex8, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex7, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex, England6, Henry, of Little Malden, Essex, England5, Norman, of Little Malden, Essex4, Alexander, of Little Malden, Essex3, Michael, of Little Malden, Essex2, Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1).

Mary married Captain Darby Lux, [III],301 302 303 son of Darby Lux, [Jr.] and Rachel Ridgely, on 20 Feb 1798 in Baltimore Co., Maryland, United States. Darby was born about 1772 and died on 17 Sep 1812 in Baltimore, Baltimore, Maryland, United States about age 40.

Research Notes: From http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=brucen&id=I1814 :

1. Marriages & Deaths from Baltimore Newspapers, Surnames, K-L, Page 200

Lux, Darby, and Miss Mary Nicholson both of Balto. Co. were married last Wed eve. by Rev. Richards (BTM 23 Feb 1798)

2. Darby Lux found in:
Marriage Index: Maryland, 1655-1850
Married: Feb. 20, 1798 in: Baltimore Co., MD Record type: This is a county court record. Gender: M More about: This record can be found at the Family History Library, Salt Lake City, UT, Film # 0013693-0013694. Spouse name: Nicholson, Mary Spouse gender: F

3. Colonial Families and Their Descendants

The third Darby Lux married Mary Nicholson, the daughter of Judge Benjamine Nicholson, of Baltimore County, one of the most active and prominent men of the Revolution. He was a member of the Association of Freemen, judge of the Court of Admiralty unti?? it was abolished by the Federal Constitution, and afterward?? judge of the Sixth Judicial District. He died in 1792.

(Duplicate Line. See Person 273)

306. Thomas Gassaway 84 202 (Katherine Worthington194, Thomas Worthington88, Sarah Howard40, Sarah Dorsey21, Edward, "the Colonist"16, Edward, [uncertain]15, Thomas, of Hornby, Yorkshire14, John, of Chiche, Essex13, Thomas12, Roger, of Danbury, Essex11, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex10, Robert, of Maldon, Essex9, Robert, of Malden, Essex8, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex7, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex, England6, Henry, of Little Malden, Essex, England5, Norman, of Little Malden, Essex4, Alexander, of Little Malden, Essex3, Michael, of Little Malden, Essex2, Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1) was born on 30 Nov 1736 in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, (United States) and died on 2 Jul 1806 in Allegany Co., Maryland, United States at age 69.

Thomas married Sarah Dorsey, [dau. of Capt. Edward],84 202 daughter of Captain Edward Dorsey and Sarah Todd,.

(Duplicate Line. See Person 149)

307. Mary Worthington (Hon. Brice Thomas Beale Worthington197, Thomas Worthington88, Sarah Howard40, Sarah Dorsey21, Edward, "the Colonist"16, Edward, [uncertain]15, Thomas, of Hornby, Yorkshire14, John, of Chiche, Essex13, Thomas12, Roger, of Danbury, Essex11, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex10, Robert, of Maldon, Essex9, Robert, of Malden, Essex8, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex7, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex, England6, Henry, of Little Malden, Essex, England5, Norman, of Little Malden, Essex4, Alexander, of Little Malden, Essex3, Michael, of Little Malden, Essex2, Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1)

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308. Temperance Talbot (Lt. Richard Talbott258, Ruth Dorsey132, John "Patuxent John", of Dorsey's Search (Captain)71, Edward35, John, of "Hockley-in-the-Hole" (Honorable Capt.)18, Edward, "the Colonist"16, Edward, [uncertain]15, Thomas, of Hornby, Yorkshire14, John, of Chiche, Essex13, Thomas12, Roger, of Danbury, Essex11, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex10, Robert, of Maldon, Essex9, Robert, of Malden, Essex8, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex7, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex, England6, Henry, of Little Malden, Essex, England5, Norman, of Little Malden, Essex4, Alexander, of Little Malden, Essex3, Michael, of Little Malden, Essex2, Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1) was born about 1787.

309. Absolom Talbot (Lt. Richard Talbott258, Ruth Dorsey132, John "Patuxent John", of Dorsey's Search (Captain)71, Edward35, John, of "Hockley-in-the-Hole" (Honorable Capt.)18, Edward, "the Colonist"16, Edward, [uncertain]15, Thomas, of Hornby, Yorkshire14, John, of Chiche, Essex13, Thomas12, Roger, of Danbury, Essex11, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex10, Robert, of Maldon, Essex9, Robert, of Malden, Essex8, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex7, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex, England6, Henry, of Little Malden, Essex, England5, Norman, of Little Malden, Essex4, Alexander, of Little Malden, Essex3, Michael, of Little Malden, Essex2, Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1) was born in 1779 and died in 1816 at age 37. Another name for Absolom was Absalom Talbot.

Absolom married Elizabeth Meholin Mulholland. Elizabeth was born in 1787 and died in 1816 at age 29.

Research Notes: http://records.ancestry.com/Absalom_Talbot_Baltimore_Maryland_USA_records.ashx?pid=32903950&gss=seo

310. Elizabeth Talbot (Lt. Richard Talbott258, Ruth Dorsey132, John "Patuxent John", of Dorsey's Search (Captain)71, Edward35, John, of "Hockley-in-the-Hole" (Honorable Capt.)18, Edward, "the Colonist"16, Edward, [uncertain]15, Thomas, of Hornby, Yorkshire14, John, of Chiche, Essex13, Thomas12, Roger, of Danbury, Essex11, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex10, Robert, of Maldon, Essex9, Robert, of Malden, Essex8, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex7, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex, England6, Henry, of Little Malden, Essex, England5, Norman, of Little Malden, Essex4, Alexander, of Little Malden, Essex3, Michael, of Little Malden, Essex2, Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1) was born in 1780.

311. Benjamin Talbot (Lt. Richard Talbott258, Ruth Dorsey132, John "Patuxent John", of Dorsey's Search (Captain)71, Edward35, John, of "Hockley-in-the-Hole" (Honorable Capt.)18, Edward, "the Colonist"16, Edward, [uncertain]15, Thomas, of Hornby, Yorkshire14, John, of Chiche, Essex13, Thomas12, Roger, of Danbury, Essex11, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex10, Robert, of Maldon, Essex9, Robert, of Malden, Essex8, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex7, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex, England6, Henry, of Little Malden, Essex, England5, Norman, of Little Malden, Essex4, Alexander, of Little Malden, Essex3, Michael, of Little Malden, Essex2, Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1) was born in 1782.

312. Charles Talbot (Lt. Richard Talbott258, Ruth Dorsey132, John "Patuxent John", of Dorsey's Search (Captain)71, Edward35, John, of "Hockley-in-the-Hole" (Honorable Capt.)18, Edward, "the Colonist"16, Edward, [uncertain]15, Thomas, of Hornby, Yorkshire14, John, of Chiche, Essex13, Thomas12, Roger, of Danbury, Essex11, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex10, Robert, of Maldon, Essex9, Robert, of Malden, Essex8, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex7, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex, England6, Henry, of Little Malden, Essex, England5, Norman, of Little Malden, Essex4, Alexander, of Little Malden, Essex3, Michael, of Little Malden, Essex2, Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1) was born in 1784.

313. Nancy Talbot (Lt. Richard Talbott258, Ruth Dorsey132, John "Patuxent John", of Dorsey's Search (Captain)71, Edward35, John, of "Hockley-in-the-Hole" (Honorable Capt.)18, Edward, "the Colonist"16, Edward, [uncertain]15, Thomas, of Hornby, Yorkshire14, John, of Chiche, Essex13, Thomas12, Roger, of Danbury, Essex11, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex10, Robert, of Maldon, Essex9, Robert, of Malden, Essex8, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex7, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex, England6, Henry, of Little Malden, Essex, England5, Norman, of Little Malden, Essex4, Alexander, of Little Malden, Essex3, Michael, of Little Malden, Essex2, Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1) was born in 1786.

314. Ruth Talbot (Lt. Richard Talbott258, Ruth Dorsey132, John "Patuxent John", of Dorsey's Search (Captain)71, Edward35, John, of "Hockley-in-the-Hole" (Honorable Capt.)18, Edward, "the Colonist"16, Edward, [uncertain]15, Thomas, of Hornby, Yorkshire14, John, of Chiche, Essex13, Thomas12, Roger, of Danbury, Essex11, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex10, Robert, of Maldon, Essex9, Robert, of Malden, Essex8, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex7, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex, England6, Henry, of Little Malden, Essex, England5, Norman, of Little Malden, Essex4, Alexander, of Little Malden, Essex3, Michael, of Little Malden, Essex2, Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1) was born on 25 Mar 1789.

Research Notes: Source: Ken MacAllister in RootsWeb.com WELLS-L Archives 27 Feb 1999.

315. Reverend Charles Wells Wesley Talbot (Lt. Richard Talbott258, Ruth Dorsey132, John "Patuxent John", of Dorsey's Search (Captain)71, Edward35, John, of "Hockley-in-the-Hole" (Honorable Capt.)18, Edward, "the Colonist"16, Edward, [uncertain]15, Thomas, of Hornby, Yorkshire14, John, of Chiche, Essex13, Thomas12, Roger, of Danbury, Essex11, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex10, Robert, of Maldon, Essex9, Robert, of Malden, Essex8, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex7, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex, England6, Henry, of Little Malden, Essex, England5, Norman, of Little Malden, Essex4, Alexander, of Little Malden, Essex3, Michael, of Little Malden, Essex2, Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1) was born on 28 Sep 1791 in Washington Co., Pennsylvania, United States, died on 22 Oct 1874 in Ironton, Lawrence, Ohio, United States at age 83, and was buried in Woodland Cemetery, Ironton, Lawrence, Ohio, United States.329 330

Birth Notes: Absalom Sr.'s lineage is dependent upon data obtained from Rod Blackman via www.familysearch.org. If Rod's Absalom Owen Talbott is not this person, all that is from our own archives is that he was born in Ohio, nothing else (ancestors).

Note that familysearch.org has Charles Wells Wesley Talbot's birthplace as Washington County, Pennsylvania, but because there is also a Washington County in Ohio, and his son Absalom was born in Ohio, I have used Ohio instead. kjf

Death Notes: Death recorded in FamilySearch (Ohio Deaths and Burials, 1854-1997) as Charles Talbert.

Burial Notes: Burial No. 141 - Charles W. Talbot.

Research Notes: Absalom Sr.'s lineage is dependent upon data obtained from Rod Blackman via www.familysearch.org 8/26/2006. If Rod's Absalom Owen Talbott is not this person, all that is from our own archives is that he was born in Ohio, nothing else. In addition, before Rod Blackman's data were added, we had no name for Talbot Sr.'s wife, just that she was born in Virginia. FamilySearch.org Compact Disc #88 Pin #6734 (Rod Blackman)
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From http://www.lawrencecountyohio.com/biographies/stories/TalbottBazil.htm
Bio of Bazil D. Talbott
Submitted by Kristy Stevens <mailto:67buick@zoomnet.net%20>

Rev. Charles W. and Eliza (McMunn) Talbott... settled in this county in 1855. The reverend gentleman was born in the state of Pennsylvania on September 28, 1791. He came to this county in 1855, and lived to the age of eighty-three years, his death occurring October 22, 1874. He was pastor of the Methodist church, and he was married to Eliza McMunn April 13, 1817. He served under General Buchanan in the war of 1812.

Noted events in his life were:

• Served: in the War of 1812 under General Buchanan, 1812.

• Religion: Methodist.

• Settled: 1855, Lawrence Co., Ohio, United States.

• Occupation: Pastor of Methodist Church, Lawrence Co., Ohio, United States.

Charles married Eliza Smith McMunn,342 daughter of John McMunn and Jane Cornelia Marshall, on 30 Nov 1817 in Washington Co., Ohio, United States. Eliza was born on 23 Feb 1797 in Washington Co., <Pennsylvania>, United States, died on 10 Sep 1884 in <Ironton>, Upper Twp, Lawrence, Ohio, United States at age 87, and was buried in Woodland Cemetery, Ironton, Lawrence, Ohio, United States.329 343

Marriage Notes: Source http://www.lawrencecountyohio.com/biographies/stories/TalbottBazil.htm give marriage date as 13 April 1817.

Birth Notes: Death record has birth year 1797 in Pennsylvania.

Death Notes: Death date may have been 8 Sep 1884.

Burial Notes: Burial No. 734 - Eliza Talbot.

Hauntings at Woodlawn Cemetery (from http://www.forgottenoh.com/Counties/Lawrence/woodland.html ) :

"Woodland Cemetery in Ironton is said to be haunted by the ghost of a young woman whose abusive husband killed her by throwing her down a flight of stairs. A life-sized statue of her stands above her grave, and a handprint appears on its cheek even after the cheek has been sandblasted. The statue is supposed to be warm all the time, even in the coldest months.

"Woodlawn is also said to be home to the ghost of a Russian ballerina, who is entombed in one of the family mausoleums. Her likeness is carved into the mausoleum. On nights with full moons, it is said, you can see her dancing outside her final resting place.

"Dr. Joseph W. Lowry also haunts Woodland, seeking vengeance for his murder and mutilation. Dr. Lowry is often seen with his mother, who died from a broken neck when she was thrown from her carriage by a spooked horse. They walk together toward the cemetery gates but never make it past the highway bridge. "

Research Notes: Eliza Smith McMunn's lineage is dependent upon data obtained from Rod Blackman via www.familysearch.org 8/26/06. Appears to be well researched.

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From http://www.lawrencecountyohio.com/biographies/stories/TalbottBazil.htm:
Bio of Bazil D. Talbott
Submitted by Kristy Stevens <mailto:67buick@zoomnet.net%20>

Bazil D. Talbott is the son of Rev. Charles W. and Eliza (McMunn) Talbott, who settled in this county in 1855. The reverend gentleman was born in the state of Pennsylvania on September 28, 1791. He came to this county in 1855, and lived to the age of eighty-three years, his death occurring October 22, 1874. He was pastor of the Methodist church, and he was married to Eliza McMunn April 13, 1817. He served under General Buchanan in the war of 1812.

Noted events in her life were:

• Settled: 1855, Lawrence Co., Ohio, United States.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 337 M    i. Absolom Owen Talbot 3 344 345 was born on 24 Feb 1818 in Ohio, United States and died on 31 Aug 1884 at age 66.

+ 338 F    ii. Temperance Talbot was born in 1818 and died in 1853 at age 35.

+ 339 M    iii. John Marshall Talbot was born <30 Nov> 1821, died <19 Dec> 1856, and was buried in <Grandview Cemetery, New Matamoras, Washington, Ohio>, United States.346

+ 340 F    iv. Martha Maria Talbot was born in 1823 and died in 1851 at age 28.

+ 341 M    v. Charles Wells Talbot, [Jr.] was born in 1826 and died in 1903 at age 77.

+ 342 F    vi. Elizabeth Greenwood Talbot was born in 1828 and died in 1908 at age 80.

+ 343 M    vii. Bazil Dorsey Talbot was born in 1830, died in 1912 at age 82, and was buried in <Woodland Cemetery, Ironton, Lawrence, Ohio>, United States.329

+ 344 M    viii. Ephraim Talbot was born in 1832, died in 1920 at age 88, and was buried in <Woodland Cemetery, Ironton, Lawrence, Ohio>, United States.329

+ 345 F    ix. Nancy Bare White Talbot was born in 1834 and died in 1920 at age 86.

+ 346 F    x. Jane Cornelia Talbot was born in 1839 and died in 1891 at age 52.

+ 347 F    xi. Elosia Birch Talbot was born in 1841 and died in 1853 at age 12.

+ 348 F    xii. Mary Ethelinda Batelle Talbot was born in 1843 and died in 1937 at age 94.

316. Providence Talbott (Lt. Richard Talbott258, Ruth Dorsey132, John "Patuxent John", of Dorsey's Search (Captain)71, Edward35, John, of "Hockley-in-the-Hole" (Honorable Capt.)18, Edward, "the Colonist"16, Edward, [uncertain]15, Thomas, of Hornby, Yorkshire14, John, of Chiche, Essex13, Thomas12, Roger, of Danbury, Essex11, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex10, Robert, of Maldon, Essex9, Robert, of Malden, Essex8, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex7, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex, England6, Henry, of Little Malden, Essex, England5, Norman, of Little Malden, Essex4, Alexander, of Little Malden, Essex3, Michael, of Little Malden, Essex2, Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1) was born on 18 Nov 1792, died in 1850 at age 58, and was buried in Carson Cemetery, Grandview Twp, New Matamoras, Washington, Ohio, United States.

Research Notes: Never married.

Source: Ken MacAllister in RootsWeb.com WELLS-L Archives 27 Feb 1999.
He wrote:
"From other long time Wells/Talbott researchers I understand that the Talbotts emigrated with the 'Big Wells' from Baltimore county, Maryland first to Washington county, Pennsylvania, then to what became Brooke county, Virginia. There were quite a few marriages between the families. I do show that Providence Talbott b. 18 Nov 1792, d/o Lt. Richard Talbott and Termperance Wells, never married. The source for this information was: Charles Wells Talbott Bible records owned by Mrs. Tune T. Carson, New Matamoras, Oh. in 1963. Mrs. Louis Bushfield (Toronto, Oh)/Mrs. B. F. Reiter (Marietta, Oh) as furnished Catherine Foreaker Fedochak in abot. 1963 (see Monroe County, Ohio Records, v. 2, pp 100-103 at Monroe County District Library)."

317. Richard Hardesty Talbott (Lt. Richard Talbott258, Ruth Dorsey132, John "Patuxent John", of Dorsey's Search (Captain)71, Edward35, John, of "Hockley-in-the-Hole" (Honorable Capt.)18, Edward, "the Colonist"16, Edward, [uncertain]15, Thomas, of Hornby, Yorkshire14, John, of Chiche, Essex13, Thomas12, Roger, of Danbury, Essex11, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex10, Robert, of Maldon, Essex9, Robert, of Malden, Essex8, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex7, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex, England6, Henry, of Little Malden, Essex, England5, Norman, of Little Malden, Essex4, Alexander, of Little Malden, Essex3, Michael, of Little Malden, Essex2, Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1) was born on 27 Jun 1794 and died on 19 Feb 1848 at age 53.

Research Notes: Source: http://homepages.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~digging/index.html

Richard married Dorinda Wells. Dorinda was born in 1791.

Research Notes: Source: WELLS-L Archives 2001-07>0996608106 on Rootsweb.

318. Michal [II] Talbott (Lt. Richard Talbott258, Ruth Dorsey132, John "Patuxent John", of Dorsey's Search (Captain)71, Edward35, John, of "Hockley-in-the-Hole" (Honorable Capt.)18, Edward, "the Colonist"16, Edward, [uncertain]15, Thomas, of Hornby, Yorkshire14, John, of Chiche, Essex13, Thomas12, Roger, of Danbury, Essex11, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex10, Robert, of Maldon, Essex9, Robert, of Malden, Essex8, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex7, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex, England6, Henry, of Little Malden, Essex, England5, Norman, of Little Malden, Essex4, Alexander, of Little Malden, Essex3, Michael, of Little Malden, Essex2, Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1) was born in 1796 and died in 1871 at age 75.

319. Achsah Sarah Talbott (Lt. Richard Talbott258, Ruth Dorsey132, John "Patuxent John", of Dorsey's Search (Captain)71, Edward35, John, of "Hockley-in-the-Hole" (Honorable Capt.)18, Edward, "the Colonist"16, Edward, [uncertain]15, Thomas, of Hornby, Yorkshire14, John, of Chiche, Essex13, Thomas12, Roger, of Danbury, Essex11, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex10, Robert, of Maldon, Essex9, Robert, of Malden, Essex8, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex7, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex, England6, Henry, of Little Malden, Essex, England5, Norman, of Little Malden, Essex4, Alexander, of Little Malden, Essex3, Michael, of Little Malden, Essex2, Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1) was born in 1798 and died in 1845 at age 47.

320. John Dorsey Talbott 331 332 (Lt. Richard Talbott258, Ruth Dorsey132, John "Patuxent John", of Dorsey's Search (Captain)71, Edward35, John, of "Hockley-in-the-Hole" (Honorable Capt.)18, Edward, "the Colonist"16, Edward, [uncertain]15, Thomas, of Hornby, Yorkshire14, John, of Chiche, Essex13, Thomas12, Roger, of Danbury, Essex11, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex10, Robert, of Maldon, Essex9, Robert, of Malden, Essex8, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex7, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex, England6, Henry, of Little Malden, Essex, England5, Norman, of Little Malden, Essex4, Alexander, of Little Malden, Essex3, Michael, of Little Malden, Essex2, Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1) was born about 1800 in <Pennsylvania>, (United States) and died on 10 Sep 1851 about age 51. Another name for John was John Talbott.

321. Ephraim D. Talbott (Lt. Richard Talbott258, Ruth Dorsey132, John "Patuxent John", of Dorsey's Search (Captain)71, Edward35, John, of "Hockley-in-the-Hole" (Honorable Capt.)18, Edward, "the Colonist"16, Edward, [uncertain]15, Thomas, of Hornby, Yorkshire14, John, of Chiche, Essex13, Thomas12, Roger, of Danbury, Essex11, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex10, Robert, of Maldon, Essex9, Robert, of Malden, Essex8, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex7, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex, England6, Henry, of Little Malden, Essex, England5, Norman, of Little Malden, Essex4, Alexander, of Little Malden, Essex3, Michael, of Little Malden, Essex2, Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1) was born in 1804 and died in 1873 at age 69.

322. Basil Dorsey Talbott (Lt. Richard Talbott258, Ruth Dorsey132, John "Patuxent John", of Dorsey's Search (Captain)71, Edward35, John, of "Hockley-in-the-Hole" (Honorable Capt.)18, Edward, "the Colonist"16, Edward, [uncertain]15, Thomas, of Hornby, Yorkshire14, John, of Chiche, Essex13, Thomas12, Roger, of Danbury, Essex11, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex10, Robert, of Maldon, Essex9, Robert, of Malden, Essex8, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex7, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex, England6, Henry, of Little Malden, Essex, England5, Norman, of Little Malden, Essex4, Alexander, of Little Malden, Essex3, Michael, of Little Malden, Essex2, Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1) was born in 1806.

323. Joshua Owen Talbott (Lt. Richard Talbott258, Ruth Dorsey132, John "Patuxent John", of Dorsey's Search (Captain)71, Edward35, John, of "Hockley-in-the-Hole" (Honorable Capt.)18, Edward, "the Colonist"16, Edward, [uncertain]15, Thomas, of Hornby, Yorkshire14, John, of Chiche, Essex13, Thomas12, Roger, of Danbury, Essex11, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex10, Robert, of Maldon, Essex9, Robert, of Malden, Essex8, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex7, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex, England6, Henry, of Little Malden, Essex, England5, Norman, of Little Malden, Essex4, Alexander, of Little Malden, Essex3, Michael, of Little Malden, Essex2, Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1) was born in 1809.

324. Wells Talbott (Lt. Richard Talbott258, Ruth Dorsey132, John "Patuxent John", of Dorsey's Search (Captain)71, Edward35, John, of "Hockley-in-the-Hole" (Honorable Capt.)18, Edward, "the Colonist"16, Edward, [uncertain]15, Thomas, of Hornby, Yorkshire14, John, of Chiche, Essex13, Thomas12, Roger, of Danbury, Essex11, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex10, Robert, of Maldon, Essex9, Robert, of Malden, Essex8, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex7, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex, England6, Henry, of Little Malden, Essex, England5, Norman, of Little Malden, Essex4, Alexander, of Little Malden, Essex3, Michael, of Little Malden, Essex2, Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1) was born on 25 Aug 1811 in Washington Co., Pennsylvania, United States, died on 17 Nov 1871 at age 60, and was buried in Carson Cemetery, Grandview Twp, New Matamoras, Washington, Ohio, United States.

Research Notes: http://www.srdunn.net/Steve%20Dunn.pdf has birth & death detail + photo of son William Bruce Talbot, Sr. Has born in Washington Co., Pennsylvania. It may actually have been Maryland.

Wells married Elizabeth Cline on 24 May 1835 in Washington Co., Ohio, United States. Elizabeth was born in 1817, died in 1858 at age 41, and was buried in Carson Cemetery, Grandview Twp, New Matamoras, Washington, Ohio, United States.347

Marriage Notes: Source: Washington County, Ohio Marriages, 1780-1840 by Bernice Graham, Elizabeth S. Cottle (Marietta, Ohio, 1976), p. 72.

Research Notes: Dates are from findagrave.com, "Elizabeth Talbott" (1817-1858). That may have been a different person.

Name from Washington County, Ohio Marriages, 1780-1840 by Bernice Graham, Elizabeth S. Cottle (Marietta, Ohio, 1976), p. 72.

325. Ethelinda Talbott (Lt. Richard Talbott258, Ruth Dorsey132, John "Patuxent John", of Dorsey's Search (Captain)71, Edward35, John, of "Hockley-in-the-Hole" (Honorable Capt.)18, Edward, "the Colonist"16, Edward, [uncertain]15, Thomas, of Hornby, Yorkshire14, John, of Chiche, Essex13, Thomas12, Roger, of Danbury, Essex11, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex10, Robert, of Maldon, Essex9, Robert, of Malden, Essex8, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex7, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex, England6, Henry, of Little Malden, Essex, England5, Norman, of Little Malden, Essex4, Alexander, of Little Malden, Essex3, Michael, of Little Malden, Essex2, Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1).

Research Notes: Source: http://homepages.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~digging/index.html

326. Sarah Wells (Providence Talbot266, Ruth Dorsey132, John "Patuxent John", of Dorsey's Search (Captain)71, Edward35, John, of "Hockley-in-the-Hole" (Honorable Capt.)18, Edward, "the Colonist"16, Edward, [uncertain]15, Thomas, of Hornby, Yorkshire14, John, of Chiche, Essex13, Thomas12, Roger, of Danbury, Essex11, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex10, Robert, of Maldon, Essex9, Robert, of Malden, Essex8, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex7, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex, England6, Henry, of Little Malden, Essex, England5, Norman, of Little Malden, Essex4, Alexander, of Little Malden, Essex3, Michael, of Little Malden, Essex2, Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1) was born about 1784.

Research Notes: "Big Wells" family line.

Source: Laurie Garvin in RootsWeb.com WELLS-L Archives abt 27 Feb 1999.

Sarah married James Robinson.

327. Joshua Cockey 335 336 (Ann Lux272, Rachel Ridgely156, Colonel Charles Ridgely II73, Deborah Dorsey36, John, of "Hockley-in-the-Hole" (Honorable Capt.)18, Edward, "the Colonist"16, Edward, [uncertain]15, Thomas, of Hornby, Yorkshire14, John, of Chiche, Essex13, Thomas12, Roger, of Danbury, Essex11, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex10, Robert, of Maldon, Essex9, Robert, of Malden, Essex8, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex7, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex, England6, Henry, of Little Malden, Essex, England5, Norman, of Little Malden, Essex4, Alexander, of Little Malden, Essex3, Michael, of Little Malden, Essex2, Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1) was born in Baltimore Co., Maryland, (United States) and died between Mar and Jun 1821 in Baltimore Co., Maryland, (United States).

328. Frances Thwaites Cockey 337 (Ann Lux272, Rachel Ridgely156, Colonel Charles Ridgely II73, Deborah Dorsey36, John, of "Hockley-in-the-Hole" (Honorable Capt.)18, Edward, "the Colonist"16, Edward, [uncertain]15, Thomas, of Hornby, Yorkshire14, John, of Chiche, Essex13, Thomas12, Roger, of Danbury, Essex11, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex10, Robert, of Maldon, Essex9, Robert, of Malden, Essex8, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex7, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex, England6, Henry, of Little Malden, Essex, England5, Norman, of Little Malden, Essex4, Alexander, of Little Malden, Essex3, Michael, of Little Malden, Essex2, Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1) was born on 16 Sep 1795.

329. Harriet Cockey 299 (Ann Lux272, Rachel Ridgely156, Colonel Charles Ridgely II73, Deborah Dorsey36, John, of "Hockley-in-the-Hole" (Honorable Capt.)18, Edward, "the Colonist"16, Edward, [uncertain]15, Thomas, of Hornby, Yorkshire14, John, of Chiche, Essex13, Thomas12, Roger, of Danbury, Essex11, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex10, Robert, of Maldon, Essex9, Robert, of Malden, Essex8, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex7, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex, England6, Henry, of Little Malden, Essex, England5, Norman, of Little Malden, Essex4, Alexander, of Little Malden, Essex3, Michael, of Little Malden, Essex2, Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1) was born about 1796 and died on 1 Jul 1846 about age 50. Another name for Harriet was Harriet Newman Deye Cockey.

Burial Notes: Gravestone:
COCKEY, Harriett Newman Deye
Died 01 Jul 1846
In the 50th Year of her Age /
Nee COCKEY:
Daugher of Thomas Deye Cockey of Joshua F. & Ann Lux
Wife of Thomas Deye Cockey of Joshua F. & Elizabeth Fowble

Harriet married Thomas Deye Cockey,299 son of Joshua Frederick Cockey and Elizabeth Fowble, in 1831.348

330. Penelope Deye Cockey 338 (Ann Lux272, Rachel Ridgely156, Colonel Charles Ridgely II73, Deborah Dorsey36, John, of "Hockley-in-the-Hole" (Honorable Capt.)18, Edward, "the Colonist"16, Edward, [uncertain]15, Thomas, of Hornby, Yorkshire14, John, of Chiche, Essex13, Thomas12, Roger, of Danbury, Essex11, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex10, Robert, of Maldon, Essex9, Robert, of Malden, Essex8, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex7, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex, England6, Henry, of Little Malden, Essex, England5, Norman, of Little Malden, Essex4, Alexander, of Little Malden, Essex3, Michael, of Little Malden, Essex2, Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1).

331. Thomas Deye Cockey 339 (Ann Lux272, Rachel Ridgely156, Colonel Charles Ridgely II73, Deborah Dorsey36, John, of "Hockley-in-the-Hole" (Honorable Capt.)18, Edward, "the Colonist"16, Edward, [uncertain]15, Thomas, of Hornby, Yorkshire14, John, of Chiche, Essex13, Thomas12, Roger, of Danbury, Essex11, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex10, Robert, of Maldon, Essex9, Robert, of Malden, Essex8, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex7, Thomas, of Little Malden, Essex, England6, Henry, of Little Malden, Essex, England5, Norman, of Little Malden, Essex4, Alexander, of Little Malden, Essex3, Michael, of Little Malden, Essex2, Robert, of Nocton, Lincolnshire1) was born on 3 Mar 1799 in Baltimore Co., Maryland, (United States) and died after 1880 in Baltimore Co., Maryland, (United States).

Research Notes: From http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=brucen&id=I3797 :
1. 1850 Maryland Census

Baltimore County

Tho D. Cockey 50 Farmer $12,000 b. MD
Sally G. L. " 38 b. MD
Ann L. " 18 b. MD
Mary R. R. " 17 b. MD
Sally L. 15 " b. MD
Thos D. " 14 b. MD
Nicholson " 12 b. MD
Susan " 11 b. MD
Frances " 7 b. MD
Wm " 3 b. MD

2. 1860 Maryland Census

Baltimore County

Thomas D. Cockey 60 Farmer $6,000
Sarah " 50
Charles " 32
Ann " 25
Sarah " 22
Thomas " 21
Nicholson " 19
Fanny " 14
William " 12
John N. " 8

3. 1870 Maryland Census

Texas, Baltimore County

Cockey, Thos. D. 71 Farmer $10,000 $1,715
" Sarah S. 63
" Annie 38
" Thomas D., Jr. 45
Bussey, Clement 45 Boarding b. MD
" Mary 33
" Sallie 15
" Rachel 13
" Thomas 12
" Henry 11
" Bennett 8
" Annie 7
" Charles 3
" Fannie 3/12
Cockey Sally 32
" William 23 Laborer
" Fannie 22
" John M. 18 Laborer
" Colgate 14

4. 1880 Maryland Census

Baltimore County

Cockey, Thosmas D. 80 Widower Farming
Goodwin, William 55 Son-in-law Farmer b. MD
" Ann L. 46 Daughter
Cockey, Sallie L. Daughter 42
" Nicholson L. 40 Son Line Inspector
" William L. Son 34
" Fannie F. Daughter 36
" John M. 36 Son Farmer
" Colgate O. 24 Son Farmer

Thomas married Sarah Stewart Lux,299 301 341 daughter of Captain Darby Lux, [III] and Mary Nicholson,. Sarah was born on 13 Sep 1807 in Baltimore Co., Maryland, (United States), died on 8 Jun 1874 in Balti