The Johnson-Wallace & Fish-Kirk Families




Benjamin Worthington Warfield and Catharine Dorsey




Husband Benjamin Worthington Warfield 1

           Born: 1732 - Elk Ridge, Anne Arundel (Howard), Maryland, (United States)
     Christened: 
           Died: 1806 - Anne Arundel (Howard), Maryland, United States
         Buried:  - Governor Warfield Cemetery, Cherry Grove, Anne Arundel (Howard), Maryland, United States


         Father: Benjamin Warfield (      -      ) 2
         Mother: Rebecca Ridgely (      -      ) 2


       Marriage: 1772 - Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States)



Wife Catharine Dorsey 1

           Born: 30 Nov 1745 - Christ Church, Queen Caroline Parish, Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States)
     Christened: 
           Died: 1769 - Queen Caroline Parish, Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States)
         Buried:  - Governor Warfield Cemetery, Anne Arundel (Howard), Maryland, (United States)


         Father: Captain Philemon Dorsey (1715-1772) 3 4
         Mother: Catherine Ridgely (1723-Bef 1759) 3




Children

Burial Notes: Wife - Catharine Dorsey

Jennings Chapel Road


Charles Dorsey [son of Capt. Edward] and Lydia Dorsey




Husband Charles Dorsey [son of Capt. Edward] 5 6 7

           Born: Abt 1736 - Maryland, (United States)
     Christened: 
           Died: Abt 1809 - Nelson Co., Kentucky, United States
         Buried: 


         Father: Captain Edward Dorsey (Abt 1701-Bef 1767) 6 8 9 10
         Mother: Sarah Todd (      -After 1767)


       Marriage: 

Events

• 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.




Wife Lydia Dorsey 5 7

           Born: 1740
     Christened: 
           Died: 1796 - Simpson's Creek, Nelson, Kentucky, United States
         Buried: 


         Father: Nicholas Dorsey Jr. (Abt 1713-Bef 1780) 6 7 11 12
         Mother: Sarah Griffith (1718-1794) 5 7 11




Children

Research Notes: Husband - Charles Dorsey [son of Capt. Edward]

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) 5 6 7



Daniel Dorsey and Eleanor Dorsey




Husband Daniel Dorsey 13

           Born: 6 Mar 1757 - Maryland, (United States)
     Christened: 
           Died: 1823 - Lyons Twp, Ontario, New York, United States
         Buried: 


         Father: Hon. Col. Thomas Dorsey (1737-Bef 1790) 14 15 16 17
         Mother: Elizabeth Ridgely (of Henry) (1737-1761) 17 18




         Father: Hon. Col. Thomas Dorsey (1737-Bef 1790) 14 15 16 17
         Mother: Elizabeth Ridgely (of Nicholas) (1745-1815) 17 19 20


       Marriage: Abt 17 Feb 1779 - Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States)

Events

• 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.




Wife Eleanor Dorsey 21 22

           Born: 2 Feb 1761 - <Hockley>, Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States)
     Christened: 
           Died: 22 May 1834 - Lyons Twp, Ontario, New York, United States
         Buried: 


         Father: Ely Dorsey [son of Patuxent John] (Abt 1720-Bef 1794) 23 24 25
         Mother: Deborah Dorsey (1722-Bef 1807) 23 26


Events

• Census: Head of Household, 1830, Lyons Twp, Wayne, New York, United States.


Children


Ely Dorsey [son of Patuxent John] and Deborah Dorsey




Husband Ely Dorsey [son of Patuxent John] 23 24 25

           Born: Abt 1720 - <Queen Caroline Parish>, Anne Arundel (Howard), Maryland, (United States)
     Christened: 
           Died: Bef 3 Feb 1794 - <Anne Arundel>, Maryland, United States
         Buried: 


         Father: Captain John "Patuxent John" Dorsey of Dorsey's Search (Abt 1695-Abt 1761) 27 28 29 30
         Mother: Elizabeth <Brown> (Abt 1703-Between 1775/1777) 31 32 33


       Marriage: Abt 1750 - <Anne Arundel>, Maryland, (United States)

   Other Spouse: Mary Crockett (      -      ) 23 31 - 24 Jan 1744

Events

• 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).

• 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, Maryland, United States.




Wife Deborah Dorsey 23 26

           Born: 25 Nov 1722 - St. Anne's Parish, Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States)
     Christened: 
           Died: Bef 21 May 1807
         Buried: 


         Father: Caleb Dorsey of Hockley in the Hole [son of Capt. John] (1685-1742) 34 35 36 37 38
         Mother: Elinor Warfield (1683-1752)


Events

• Will: Signed will, 21 Mar 1796.

• Probate: Estate probated, 21 May 1807, Anne Arundel, Maryland, United States.


Children
1 M Caleb Dorsey [son of Ely] 39 40

           Born: Abt 1753 - Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States)
     Christened: 
           Died: Abt 1812 - Anne Arundel (Howard), Maryland, United States
         Buried: 
         Spouse: Dianah Warfield (1754-Bef 1842) 39
           Marr: 1770 - Anne Arundel (Howard), Maryland, (United States)



2 M Captain Ely Dorsey [Jr.] 25 41 42

           Born: Abt 1755 - <Baltimore>, Maryland, (United States)
     Christened: 
           Died: Bef 8 Sep 1821 - Frederick Co., Maryland, United States
         Buried: 



3 M Amos Dorsey 43 44

           Born: Abt 1757 - <Anne Arundel>, Maryland, (United States)
     Christened: 
           Died: 11 Jun 1793 - Anne Arundel, Maryland, United States
         Buried: 
         Spouse: Mary Dorsey [dau. of Nicholas] (Abt 1766-Bef 1831) 43
           Marr: 8 May 1784 - Baltimore, Maryland, United States



4 F Elizabeth Dorsey [dau. of Ely] 45 46

           Born: Abt 1759 - <Anne Arundel>, Maryland, (United States)
     Christened: 
           Died: 
         Buried: 
         Spouse: Richard Ridgely (1755-1824) 47 48
           Marr: 1778 - <Anne Arundel>, Maryland, (United States)



5 F Eleanor Dorsey 21 22

           Born: 2 Feb 1761 - <Hockley>, Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States)
     Christened: 
           Died: 22 May 1834 - Lyons Twp, Ontario, New York, United States
         Buried: 
         Spouse: Daniel Dorsey (1757-1823) 13
           Marr: Abt 17 Feb 1779 - Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States)




Research Notes: Husband - Ely Dorsey [son of Patuxent John]

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." 23 24 25


Research Notes: Wife - Deborah Dorsey

Second wife of Ely Dorsey. 23 26


Research Notes: Child - Caleb Dorsey [son of Ely]

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." 39 40


Research Notes: Child - Captain Ely Dorsey [Jr.]

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..." 25 41 42


Research Notes: Child - Amos Dorsey

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)." 43 44


Charles Ridgely "the Planter" and Deborah Dorsey




Husband Charles Ridgely "the Planter"

            AKA: Charles "the Planter" Ridgely I
           Born: Abt 1670 - St. Inigoes, St. Mary's Co., Maryland, (United States)
     Christened: 
           Died: 1705 - Prince George's Co., Maryland, (United States)
         Buried: 


         Father: Honorable Robert Ridgely of  St. Inigoe's Creek (      -1681)
         Mother: Martha Darnall (1678-1742)


       Marriage: 



Wife Deborah Dorsey 49 50 51 52

           Born: Abt 1685
     Christened: 
           Died: Bef 1752
         Buried: 


         Father: Honorable Capt. John Dorsey of "Hockley-in-the-Hole" (Abt 1645-1715) 33 38 49 53 54 55 56 57
         Mother: Pleasance Ely (Abt 1660-Bef 1734) 9 49 58




Children
1 M Colonel Charles Ridgely II 6 9 29 52




            AKA: Charles "the Merchant" Ridgely II
           Born: 1702 - Prince George's Co., Maryland, (United States)
     Christened: 
           Died: 1772 - "Northampton" near Towson, Baltimore Co., Maryland, (United States)
         Buried:  - "Hampton", Baltimore Co., Maryland, (United States)
         Spouse: Rachel Howard of "Hampton" (Abt 1696-1750)
           Marr: Abt 1722 - Baltimore, Baltimore, Maryland, (United States)
         Spouse: Lydia Warfield (      -      )
           Marr: 5 Dec 1747



2 M William Ridgely 59

           Born: 1702 - Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States)
     Christened: 
           Died: Bef 11 Nov 1759 - Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States)
         Buried: 
         Spouse: Elizabeth Ridgely (1702-Abt 1742) 60
           Marr: Abt 1720 - Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States)




Research Notes: Husband - Charles Ridgely "the Planter"

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)."


Research Notes: Wife - Deborah Dorsey

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]" 49 50 51 52


Research Notes: Child - Colonel Charles Ridgely II

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).' 6 9 29 52


Research Notes: Child - William Ridgely

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. 59


Edward Dorsey and Susanna Lawrence




Husband Edward Dorsey 61

           Born: 1762
     Christened: 
           Died: 1804
         Buried: 
       Marriage: 



Wife Susanna Lawrence 61

           Born: 1769
     Christened: 
           Died: 1818
         Buried: 


         Father: Lt. Benjamin Lawrence (1741-1814) 61 62 63
         Mother: Urath Owings (1738-1807) 61




Children


Edward Dorsey and Ruth Hill




Husband Edward Dorsey 64 65

           Born: Abt 1678 - Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States)
     Christened: 
           Died: 1701 - South Patapsco Hundred, Baltimore (Anne Arundel), Maryland, (United States)
         Buried: 


         Father: Honorable Capt. John Dorsey of "Hockley-in-the-Hole" (Abt 1645-1715) 33 38 49 53 54 55 56 57
         Mother: Pleasance Ely (Abt 1660-Bef 1734) 9 49 58


       Marriage: 1698 - Maryland, United States

Events

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




Wife Ruth Hill 33 64

           Born: Abt 1681 - Maryland, (United States)
     Christened: 
           Died: 1747 - Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States)
         Buried: 


         Father: Captain Richard Hill (      -      )
         Mother: 




Children
1 M Captain John "Patuxent John" Dorsey of Dorsey's Search 27 28 29 30

            AKA: John Dorsey Jr, Patuxent John Dorsey
           Born: Abt 1695 - Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States)
     Christened: 


           Died: Abt Aug 1761 - "Dorsey's Search", (Ellicott City), Anne Arundel (Howard), Maryland, (United States)
         Buried: 
         Spouse: Elizabeth <Brown> (Abt 1703-Between 1775/1777) 31 32 33
           Marr: Abt 1720 - Maryland, United States



2 M Captain Edward Dorsey 6 8 9 10

           Born: Abt 1701
     Christened: 
           Died: Bef 11 Nov 1767 - "Dorsey's Inheritance", Anne Arundel (Howard), Maryland, (United States)
         Buried: 
         Spouse: Sarah Todd (      -After 1767)




Research Notes: Husband - Edward Dorsey

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." 64 65


Research Notes: Wife - Ruth Hill

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." 33 64


Birth Notes: Child - Captain John "Patuxent John" Dorsey of Dorsey's Search

Some sources have b. abt. 1699.


Research Notes: Child - Captain John "Patuxent John" Dorsey of Dorsey's Search

"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." 27 28 29 30


Research Notes: Child - Captain Edward Dorsey

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..." 6 8 9 10


Edward Dorsey Jr. and Deborah Macubbin




Husband Edward Dorsey Jr. 6 66 67

           Born: Abt 1725
     Christened: 
           Died: Bef 6 Jul 1782 - <Baltimore>, Maryland, (United States)
         Buried: 


         Father: Captain Edward Dorsey (Abt 1701-Bef 1767) 6 8 9 10
         Mother: Sarah Todd (      -After 1767)


       Marriage: 

Events

• Probate: of his estate, 6 Jul 1782, Baltimore Co., Maryland, (United States).




Wife Deborah Macubbin

            AKA: Deborah Maccubbin
           Born: 
     Christened: 
           Died: 
         Buried: 


         Father: Zachariah Macubbin (      -      )
         Mother: 




Children

Death Notes: Husband - Edward Dorsey Jr.

May have died in 1782


Research Notes: Husband - Edward Dorsey Jr.

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) 6 66 67


Research Notes: Wife - Deborah Macubbin

Source: The Dorsey Family by Maxwell J. Dorsey, Jean Muir Dorsey and Nannie Ball Nimmo,2006, p. 145


Captain Edward Dorsey and Sarah Todd




Husband Captain Edward Dorsey 6 8 9 10

           Born: Abt 1701
     Christened: 
           Died: Bef 11 Nov 1767 - "Dorsey's Inheritance", Anne Arundel (Howard), Maryland, (United States)
         Buried: 


         Father: Edward Dorsey (Abt 1678-1701) 64 65
         Mother: Ruth Hill (Abt 1681-1747) 33 64


       Marriage: 

Events

• Inherited: "Dorsey's Adventure" from his grandfather, Hon. John Dorsey, 1715.

• Inherited: "Whitaker's Purchase" from his grandfather Hon. John Dorsey, 1715.

• Surveyed and acquired: "Dorsey's Inheritance", 1732.

• Surveyed and acquired: "Belly Ache Thicket", 1732.

• 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, Maryland, (United States).




Wife Sarah Todd

           Born: 
     Christened: 
           Died: After 1767
         Buried: 


         Father: Lancelot Todd [Jr.] (      -      ) 68
         Mother: Elizabeth <Rockhold> (      -      ) 68




Children
1 M Edward Dorsey Jr. 6 66 67

           Born: Abt 1725
     Christened: 
           Died: Bef 6 Jul 1782 - <Baltimore>, Maryland, (United States)
         Buried: 
         Spouse: Deborah Macubbin (      -      )



2 F Ruth Dorsey 7 69 70

           Born: Abt 1730 - Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States)
     Christened: 
           Died: Bef 27 May 1814 - Anne Arundel, Maryland, United States
         Buried: 
         Spouse: Vachel Dorsey (1726-1798) 6 7 17 69 71
           Marr: Abt 1746 - Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States)



3 M Lancelot Dorsey [of Edward] 6 10

           Born: Abt 1731 - Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States)
     Christened: 
           Died: <1778>
         Buried: 
         Spouse: Deborah Ridgely (Abt 1730-      ) 72



4 M Charles Dorsey [son of Capt. Edward] 5 6 7

           Born: Abt 1736 - Maryland, (United States)
     Christened: 
           Died: Abt 1809 - Nelson Co., Kentucky, United States
         Buried: 
         Spouse: Lydia Dorsey (1740-1796) 5 7



5 M Colonel John Dorsey [son of Capt. Edward] 6 7 73

           Born: 1736
     Christened: 
           Died: 2 Jan 1810 - Baltimore, Baltimore, Maryland, United States
         Buried: 
         Spouse: Mary Hammond (1738-1783) 7 74 75
           Marr: 23 Aug 1757 - <Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States)>



6 M Ely Dorsey [son of Capt. Edward] 6 7 76

           Born: 1744 - Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States)
     Christened: 
           Died: 14 Mar 1803 - Frederick Co., Maryland, United States
         Buried: 
         Spouse: Ruth Dorsey (1743-Bef 1805) 7 77
           Marr: 1 Dec 1765



7 M Capt. Richard Dorsey [son of Capt. Edward] 6 7 78 79

           Born: 1754 - Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States)
     Christened: 
           Died: 16 May 1799 - Baltimore Town, Baltimore Co., Maryland, United States
         Buried: 
         Spouse: Rebecca Hawkins (      -1818) 78



8 F Elizabeth Dorsey [dau. of Capt. Edward] 7 80

           Born: 
     Christened: 
           Died: 1749
         Buried: 
         Spouse: Henry Griffith (1720-1794) 7 80
           Marr: 9 Apr 1741 - Christ Church, Queen Caroline Parish, Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States)



9 F Sarah Dorsey [dau. of Capt. Edward] 7 81

           Born: 
     Christened: 
           Died: 
         Buried: 
         Spouse: Thomas Gassaway (1736-1806) 7 81




Research Notes: Husband - Captain Edward Dorsey

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..." 6 8 9 10


Research Notes: Wife - Sarah Todd

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)"


Death Notes: Child - Edward Dorsey Jr.

May have died in 1782


Research Notes: Child - Edward Dorsey Jr.

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) 6 66 67


Death Notes: Child - Ruth Dorsey

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)


Death Notes: Child - Lancelot Dorsey [of Edward]

Source: The Dorsey Family by Maxwell J. Dorsey, Jean Muir Dorsey and Nannie Ball Nimmo,2006, p. 145 "d. intestate"


Research Notes: Child - Lancelot Dorsey [of Edward]

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) 6 10


Research Notes: Child - Charles Dorsey [son of Capt. Edward]

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) 5 6 7


Birth Notes: Child - Colonel John Dorsey [son of Capt. Edward]

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: Child - Colonel John Dorsey [son of Capt. Edward]

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,... 6 7 73


Research Notes: Child - Ely Dorsey [son of Capt. Edward]

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... 6 7 76


Research Notes: Child - Capt. Richard Dorsey [son of Capt. Edward]

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..." 6 7 78 79


Major Edward Dorsey [Jr.] of "Dorsey" and Sarah Wyatt




Husband Major Edward Dorsey [Jr.] of "Dorsey" 49 53 56 82 83 84 85 86 87

            AKA: Colonel Edward Dorsey of "Dorsey"
           Born: Abt 1640 - <Lower Norfolk, Virginia>, (United States)
     Christened: 
           Died: After 26 Oct 1704 - <Major's Choice>, Baltimore Co., Maryland, (United States)
         Buried:  - <Major's Choice, Baltimore Co.>, Maryland, (United States)


         Father: Edward Darcy "the Colonist" (Abt 1615-Bef 1670) 29 49 53 56 84 88 89 90
         Mother: Ann (Abt 1609-1690)


       Marriage: 12 Oct 1671 - Anne Arundel, Maryland, United States

   Other Spouse: Margaret Ruth Larkin (1643-1707) 29 91 - Abt 1693 - Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States)

Events

• Religion: Protestant, Abt 1661.

• Demand: for lands by Robert Bullen for bringing a number of passengers, one of whom was Edward Dorsey, 1661, Maryland, (United States).

• Patented: "Theobush Manning," 300 or 600 acres inherited from his father, 1661, Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States).

• 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, Maryland, (United States).

• 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.

• 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).

• Purchased: "Dorsey," 60 acres on Dorsey's Creek from George Yate, Abt Sep 1668, Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States).

• Acquired: "Barnes Folly."

• Sold: 300 acres to Thomas Manniage of the Cliffs, 6 Nov 1670, <Anne Arundel>, Maryland, (United States).

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

• Transferred: his right in "Hockley-in-the-Hole" to his brother John Dorsey, 1681, Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States).

• Built: house on Prince George's Street, Abt 1681, Annapolis, Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States).

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

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

• Styled: "Major", 1687.

• Acquired: "Major's Choice", 12 Jun 1688, Baltimore (Howard), Maryland, (United States).

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

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

• Relocated: to "Major's Choice" from Annapolis, Between 1690 and 1693, Anne Arundel (Howard), Maryland, (United States).

• 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).

• x:

• Served: as a member of the Maryland House of Burgesses for Anne Arundel, 1694-1697, Maryland, (United States).

• Served: as Judge of the High Court of Chancery, 1694-1696, Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States).

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

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

• Commissioned: Associate Commissioner in Chancery, 17 Oct 1694, Anne Arundel, 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).

• 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, Maryland, (United States).

• Appointed: Commissioner and Judge of the High Court of Chancery, 2 Mar 1696, Anne Arundel, 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).

• 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).

• 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).

• 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).

• Purchased: 225 acres of 450-acre "Owings' Adventure" from Capt. Richard Owings for £40, 13 Mar 1704, Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States).

• Will: 26 Oct 1704, <Baltimore City>, Baltimore, Maryland, (United States).

• 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>, Maryland, (United States).

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




Wife Sarah Wyatt 82 92

           Born: 1657 - <Providence (Anne Arundel), Maryland, (United States)>
     Christened: 
           Died: 1690 - Annapolis, Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States)
         Buried: 1692 - Virginia, (United States)


         Father: Nicholas Wyatt (Abt 1620-1673) 56 82 86 93
         Mother: Damaris Stockett (      -After 1673) 56 94




Children
1 M Edward Dorsey 95 96

           Born: 
     Christened: 
           Died: Bef 1704
         Buried: 



2 M Samuel Dorsey [Major Edward] 97 98 99

           Born: Abt 1682
     Christened: 
           Died: 14 Feb 1725
         Buried: 
         Spouse: Jane <Dorsey> (      -      ) 98 99



3 M Captain Joshua Dorsey 56 98 100 101

           Born: 1686 - Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States)
     Christened: 
           Died: 28 Nov 1747 - Queen Caroline Parish, Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States)
         Buried: 
         Spouse: Ann Ridgely (      -1771) 101
           Marr: 16 May 1711 - Queen Caroline Parish, Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States)



4 M John Dorsey [of Major Edward] 29 98 102 103 104

           Born: 15 Jun 1688 - Annapolis, Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States)
     Christened: 
           Died: 13 Nov 1764 - Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States)
         Buried: 1764 - "First Discovery", Anne Arundel (Howard), Maryland, (United States)
         Spouse: Honor Elder (1689-After 1756) 82 98 104
           Marr: 8 Apr 1708 - St. Anne's Episcopal Church, (Annapolis), Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States)



5 M Nicholas Dorsey [son of Col. Edward] 98 103 105

           Born: Abt 1690
     Christened: 
           Died: Bef 25 Sep 1717 - Baltimore Co., Maryland, (United States)
         Buried: 25 Sep 1717 - All Hallows Parish, Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States)
         Spouse: Frances Hughes (1692-Abt 1717) 98 105
           Marr: 20 Dec 1709



6 M Benjamin Dorsey 98 106

           Born: Bef 1715
     Christened: 
           Died: 
         Buried: 



7 F Hannah Dorsey

           Born: 
     Christened: 
           Died: 
         Buried: 
         Spouse: Samuel Howard (      -      ) 98



8 F Sarah Dorsey 49 98

           Born: 
     Christened: 
           Died: 
         Buried: 
         Spouse: John Petticord (      -      )




Birth Notes: Husband - Major Edward Dorsey [Jr.] of "Dorsey"

Some sources have b. abt 1646 in Virginia


Death Notes: Husband - Major Edward Dorsey [Jr.] of "Dorsey"

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


Research Notes: Husband - Major Edward Dorsey [Jr.] of "Dorsey"

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]" 49 53 56 82 83 84 85 86 87



Research Notes: Wife - Sarah Wyatt

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." 82 92


Notes: Marriage

Some sources have m. before November 1670.


Research Notes: Child - Edward Dorsey

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. 95 96


Research Notes: Child - Samuel Dorsey [Major Edward]

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." 97 98 99


Research Notes: Child - Captain Joshua Dorsey

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 56 98 100 101


Research Notes: Child - John Dorsey [of Major Edward]

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..." 29 98 102 103 104


Research Notes: Child - Benjamin Dorsey

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." 98 106


Research Notes: Child - Hannah Dorsey

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


Research Notes: Child - Sarah Dorsey

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) 49 98


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7 Dorsey, Maxwell Jay, Jean Muir Dorsey, Nannie Ball Nimmo, The Dorsey family: descendants of Edward Darcy-Dorsey of Virginia and Maryland for five generations, and allied families (Orig. Pub. M. J. Dorsey, 1946; reprinted by Genealogical Publishing Co., 1997.), p. 145.

8 Dorsey, Maxwell Jay, Jean Muir Dorsey, Nannie Ball Nimmo, The Dorsey family: descendants of Edward Darcy-Dorsey of Virginia and Maryland for five generations, and allied families (Orig. Pub. M. J. Dorsey, 1946; reprinted by Genealogical Publishing Co., 1997.), p. 144.

9 Warfield, J. D, The Founders of Anne Arundel and Howard Counties, Maryland. (Baltimore: Kohn & Pollock, 1905), pp. 61-62.

10 http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi, http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mdannear/firstfam/dorsey/b7812.htm#P7812.

11 http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi, http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mdannear/firstfam/dorsey/b7704.htm#P7704.

12 Peden, Henry C., Jr, Revolutionary Patriots of Anne Arundel County Maryland (Westminster, MD: Heritage Books, 2006.), p. 53.

13 http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi, http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mdannear/firstfam/dorsey/b17298.htm#P17298.

14 http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi, http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mdannear/firstfam/dorsey/b28046.htm#P17298.

15 http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi, http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=:3306552&id=I19863.

16 http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi, http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=mrmarsha&id=I20045.

17 Peden, Henry C., Jr, Revolutionary Patriots of Anne Arundel County Maryland (Westminster, MD: Heritage Books, 2006.), p. 55.

18 http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi, http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=mrmarsha&id=I20054.

19 http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi, http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mdannear/firstfam/dorsey/b28046.htm#P28046.

20 http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi, http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=mrmarsha&id=I20055.

21 http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi, http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mdannear/firstfam/dorsey/b17294.htm#P17294.

22 http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi, http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=:3306552&id=I20116.

23 http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi, http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mdannear/firstfam/dorsey/b17274.htm#P17274.

24 http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi, http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=:3306552&id=I20111.

25 Peden, Henry C., Jr, Revolutionary Patriots of Anne Arundel County Maryland (Westminster, MD: Heritage Books, 2006.), p. 49.

26 Dorsey, Maxwell Jay, Jean Muir Dorsey, Nannie Ball Nimmo, The Dorsey family: descendants of Edward Darcy-Dorsey of Virginia and Maryland for five generations, and allied families (Orig. Pub. M. J. Dorsey, 1946; reprinted by Genealogical Publishing Co., 1997.), p. 155.

27 Warfield, J. D, The Founders of Anne Arundel and Howard Counties, Maryland. (Baltimore: Kohn & Pollock, 1905), pp. 61-62, 400.

28 http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi, http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mdannear/firstfam/dorsey/b4282.htm#P4282.

29 http://www.familysearch.org.

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

31 Dorsey, Maxwell Jay, Jean Muir Dorsey, Nannie Ball Nimmo, The Dorsey family: descendants of Edward Darcy-Dorsey of Virginia and Maryland for five generations, and allied families (Orig. Pub. M. J. Dorsey, 1946; reprinted by Genealogical Publishing Co., 1997.), p. 142.

32 http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi, http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=marykl&id=I155709.

33 Website:, http://www.srdunn.net/Steve%20Dunn.pdf.

34 Dorsey, Maxwell Jay, Jean Muir Dorsey, Nannie Ball Nimmo, The Dorsey family: descendants of Edward Darcy-Dorsey of Virginia and Maryland for five generations, and allied families (Orig. Pub. M. J. Dorsey, 1946; reprinted by Genealogical Publishing Co., 1997.), pp. 152-155.

35 Spencer, Richard Henry ed, Genealogical and Memorial Encyclopedia of the State of Maryland. (New York: American Historical Society, 1919.), p. 610.

36 Warfield, J. D, The Founders of Anne Arundel and Howard Counties, Maryland. (Baltimore: Kohn & Pollock, 1905), pp. 56-57, 61-62.

37 http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi, http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mdannear/firstfam/dorsey/b7311.htm#P7311.

38 Website:, http://www.mdinns.com/inns/howard.html.

39 http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi, http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mdannear/firstfam/dorsey/b17290.htm#P17290.

40 http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi, http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=mrmarsha&id=I38802.

41 http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi, http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mdannear/firstfam/dorsey/b17291.htm#P17291.

42 http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi, http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=:3306552&id=I20115.

43 http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi, http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mdannear/firstfam/dorsey/b17292.htm#P17292.

44 http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi, http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=:3306552&id=I20114.

45 http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi, http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mdannear/firstfam/dorsey/b17293.htm#P17293.

46 http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi, http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=:3306552&id=I20117.

47 Peden, Henry C., Jr, Revolutionary Patriots of Anne Arundel County Maryland (Westminster, MD: Heritage Books, 2006.), p. 167.

48 www.findagrave.com, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GScid=80899&GRid=37306928&CScn=dorsey&CScntry=4&CSst=22&.

49 Website - Genealogy, http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~paxson/southern/dorsey.html.

50 http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi, http://www.rootsweb.com/~mdannear/firstfam/dorsey/d8018.htm#P8018.

51 Richardson, Hester Dorsey, Side-Lights on Maryland History with Sketches of Early Maryland Families. (Vol. 2. Baltimore: Williams and Wilkins, 1913.), pp. 212-213.

52 Wikipedia.org, Charles Ridgely II.

53 Richardson, Hester Dorsey, Side-Lights on Maryland History with Sketches of Early Maryland Families. (Vol. 2. Baltimore: Williams and Wilkins, 1913.), pp. 87-91.

54 Warfield, J. D, The Founders of Anne Arundel and Howard Counties, Maryland. (Baltimore: Kohn & Pollock, 1905), pp. 56, 61-62.

55 Website:, http://www.rootsweb.com/~mdannear/firstfam/dorsey/d221.htm#P221.

56 Web - Message Boards, Discussion Groups, Email, http://genforum.genealogy.com/norwood/messages/1247.html.

57 http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi, http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mdannear/firstfam/dorsey/b219.htm#P219.

58 Richardson, Hester Dorsey, Side-Lights on Maryland History with Sketches of Early Maryland Families. (Vol. 2. Baltimore: Williams and Wilkins, 1913.), pp. 87-91, 212-213.

59 http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi, http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=mrmarsha&id=I31401.

60 http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi, http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=mrmarsha&id=I31402.

61 Website - Genealogy, http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~paxson/southern/owings.html.

62 http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi, http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=txgirl&id=I1420.

63 www.findagrave.com, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GScid=2197150&GRid=16698911&.

64 Warfield, J. D, The Founders of Anne Arundel and Howard Counties, Maryland. (Baltimore: Kohn & Pollock, 1905), p. 400.

65 http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi, http://www.rootsweb.com/~mdannear/firstfam/dorsey/d4313.htm#P4313.

66 http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi, http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mdannear/firstfam/dorsey/b7904.htm#P7904.

67 Dorsey, Maxwell Jay, Jean Muir Dorsey, Nannie Ball Nimmo, The Dorsey family: descendants of Edward Darcy-Dorsey of Virginia and Maryland for five generations, and allied families (Orig. Pub. M. J. Dorsey, 1946; reprinted by Genealogical Publishing Co., 1997.), pp. 144-145.

68 Warfield, J. D, The Founders of Anne Arundel and Howard Counties, Maryland. (Baltimore: Kohn & Pollock, 1905), p. 49.

69 http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi, http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mdannear/firstfam/dorsey/b4672.htm#P4672.

70 http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi, http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=mrmarsha&id=I55466.

71 http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi, http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=mrmarsha&id=I43474.

72 http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi, http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=mrmarsha&id=I66332.

73 http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi, http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mdannear/firstfam/dorsey/b17238.htm#P17238.

74 http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi, http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mdannear/firstfam/dorsey/b17238.htm#P27088.

75 http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi, http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=mrmarsha&id=I37698.

76 http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi, http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mdannear/firstfam/dorsey/b17240.htm#P17240.

77 http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi, http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mdannear/firstfam/dorsey/b17244.htm#P17244.

78 http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi, http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mdannear/firstfam/dorsey/b17241.htm#P17241.

79 Peden, Henry C., Jr, Revolutionary Patriots of Anne Arundel County Maryland (Westminster, MD: Heritage Books, 2006.), p. 54.

80 http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi, http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mdannear/firstfam/dorsey/b17242.htm#P17242.

81 http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi, http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mdannear/firstfam/dorsey/b25306.htm#P25306.

82 http://www.familysearch.org, Ancestral File.

83 http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi, http://www.rootsweb.com/~mdannear/firstfam/dorsey/d4178.htm#P4178.

84 Spencer, Richard Henry ed, Genealogical and Memorial Encyclopedia of the State of Maryland. (New York: American Historical Society, 1919.), pp. 610-611.

85 Warfield, J. D, The Founders of Anne Arundel and Howard Counties, Maryland. (Baltimore: Kohn & Pollock, 1905), pp. 56-58.

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

87 http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi, http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mdannear/firstfam/dorsey/b4151.htm#P4151.

88 Warfield, J. D, The Founders of Anne Arundel and Howard Counties, Maryland. (Baltimore: Kohn & Pollock, 1905), pp. 55-56.

89 Website - Genealogy, http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~lzrslong/b2285.htm#P181262.

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

91 Warfield, J. D, The Founders of Anne Arundel and Howard Counties, Maryland. (Baltimore: Kohn & Pollock, 1905), p. 56.

92 Warfield, J. D, The Founders of Anne Arundel and Howard Counties, Maryland. (Baltimore: Kohn & Pollock, 1905), pp. 57-58.

93 Warfield, J. D, The Founders of Anne Arundel and Howard Counties, Maryland. (Baltimore: Kohn & Pollock, 1905), pp. 30, 57-58.

94 Warfield, J. D, The Founders of Anne Arundel and Howard Counties, Maryland. (Baltimore: Kohn & Pollock, 1905), p. 175.

95 Website:, http://genforum.genealogy.com/norwood/messages/1247.html.

96 Spencer, Richard Henry ed, Genealogical and Memorial Encyclopedia of the State of Maryland. (New York: American Historical Society, 1919.).

97 Warfield, J. D, The Founders of Anne Arundel and Howard Counties, Maryland. (Baltimore: Kohn & Pollock, 1905), pp. 58-59.

98 Spencer, Richard Henry ed, Genealogical and Memorial Encyclopedia of the State of Maryland. (New York: American Historical Society, 1919.), p. 612.

99 http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi, http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mdannear/firstfam/dorsey/b4325.htm#P4325.

100 Warfield, J. D, The Founders of Anne Arundel and Howard Counties, Maryland. (Baltimore: Kohn & Pollock, 1905), pp. 58-69.

101 http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi, http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mdannear/firstfam/dorsey/b4294.htm#P4294.

102 Ridgely, Helen W, Historic Graves of Maryland and the District of Columbia (New York: The Grafton Press, 1908.), pp. 156-157.

103 Warfield, J. D, The Founders of Anne Arundel and Howard Counties, Maryland. (Baltimore: Kohn & Pollock, 1905), p. 58.

104 http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi, http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mdannear/firstfam/dorsey/b4323.htm#P4323.

105 http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi, http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mdannear/firstfam/dorsey/b4327.htm#P7704.

106 Warfield, J. D, The Founders of Anne Arundel and Howard Counties, Maryland. (Baltimore: Kohn & Pollock, 1905), p. 58, 530.


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