The Johnson-Wallace & Fish-Kirk Families




John Dorsey [of Major Edward] and Honor Elder




Husband John Dorsey [of Major Edward] 1 2 3 4 5

           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)


         Father: Major Edward Dorsey [Jr.] of "Dorsey" (Abt 1640-After 1704) 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14
         Mother: Sarah Wyatt (1657-1690) 7 15


       Marriage: 8 Apr 1708 - St. Anne's Episcopal Church, (Annapolis), Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States)

Events

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




Wife Honor Elder 2 5 7

            AKA: Honour Elder, Honour Stafford
           Born: 12 Oct 1689 - Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States)
     Christened: 
           Died: After 1756 - Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States)
         Buried: 


         Father: John Elder (Abt 1663-      ) 7
         Mother: 




Children
1 F Hannah Dorsey 16

           Born: 26 Aug 1709
     Christened: 
           Died: 1789 - "Dorsey's Grove", Anne Arundel (Howard), Maryland, United States
         Buried: 
         Spouse: Adam Barnes (Abt 1705-Bef 1769) 16 17
           Marr: Abt 1732



2 F Ruth Dorsey 18

           Born: 15 Oct 1710
     Christened: 
           Died: 
         Buried: 
         Spouse: Benjamin Lawrence (1704-      ) 18



3 M Michael Dorsey 19 20 21

           Born: 15 Mar 1713
     Christened: 
           Died: 20 Dec 1776 - Queen Caroline Parish, Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States)
         Buried: 
         Spouse: Ruth Todd (Abt 1715-1789) 19 21
           Marr: 10 Aug 1733



4 F Sarah Dorsey 7 22

           Born: 15 Oct 1715 - Elk Ridge, Anne Arundel (Howard), Maryland, (United States)
     Christened: 
           Died: 4 Mar 1790 - Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States)
         Buried: 
         Spouse: Henry Howard (1703-1778) 22
           Marr: 1730 - Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States)



5 F Susannah Dorsey 22 23

           Born: 12 Dec 1717 - Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States)
     Christened: 
           Died: 1769 - "Dorsey's Grove", Anne Arundel (Howard), Maryland, United States
         Buried: 
         Spouse: Levin Lawrence (1711-1756) 22 24



6 M Vachel Dorsey 17 20 25 26 27

           Born: 20 Oct 1726 - Queen Caroline Parish, Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States)
     Christened: 
           Died: 9 Mar 1798 - Anne Arundel, Maryland, United States
         Buried: 
         Spouse: Ruth Dorsey (Abt 1730-Bef 1814) 20 25 28
           Marr: Abt 1746 - Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States)



7 M Edward Dorsey (of John) 29

           Born: 25 Oct 1728 - Elk Ridge, Anne Arundel (Howard), Maryland, (United States)
     Christened: 
           Died: 1788 - <Anne Arundel>, Maryland, United States
         Buried: 
         Spouse: Elizabeth Gillis (      -      ) 30
           Marr: 29 Jul 1750 - Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States)




Research Notes: Husband - 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..." 1 2 3 4 5


Research Notes: Child - Sarah Dorsey

Daughter of John Dorsey who d. 1761. 7 22


Research Notes: Child - Susannah Dorsey

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

Children of Susannah Dorsey and Levin Lawrence are:

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

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

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

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

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

vi. Levin Lawrence was born 1750 in Anne Arundel, Maryland, and died 31 MAR 1805. He married Sarah Dorsey 29 AUG 1786, daughter of Caleb Dorsey and Rebecca Hammond. She was born 31 OCT 1763 in Anne Arundel County, Maryland, and died MAR 1820. 22 23


Research Notes: Child - Vachel Dorsey

From Revolutionary Patriots of Anne Arundel, p. 55:

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

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

"DELAWARE HUNDRED, 1763

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

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

ibid, pp. 16-23:

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

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

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


Ibid., pp. 27-41:

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

"...Thomas Cockey...Joshua Owings...Charles Ridgely... Samuel Owings... John Cockey... Benjamin Wells, Charles Wells... George Wells... Caleb Warfield, Nathaniel Stinchcomb... William Coale...Christopher Randall, Jr.... J. Cockey Owings... William Wells, Jr.... William Wells...Edward Talbott... Edward Cockey... Benjamin Talbott... Charles Ridgely (son William)... Elisha Dorsey... Alexander Wells, Nathaniel Owings...Nathaniel Stinchcomb, Sr....Lott Owings... Anthony Arnold... Richard Owings... William Cockey... John Talbott (son Edward)... Richard Owings... William Slade... Edward Talbot... Vachel Dorsey... Christopher Owings, Richard Owings... Edward Dorsey (son John)... Lancelott Dorsey, Charles Dorsey (son Nathan), Ely Dorsey... Henry Dorsey...Samuel Dorsey, Jr.... Joshua Owings, Jr.... Samuel Owings... John Wells... Thomas Owings... Henry Butler... George Dorsey. 17 20 25 26 27


Research Notes: Child - Edward Dorsey (of John)

From Revolutionary Patriots of Anne Arundel, p. 48:

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

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

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

"JOPPA COURTHOUSE PETITION OF 1768

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

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

"…Edward Owings…Charles Ridgely (son William)... (Petition endorsed by Jonathan Plowman)
"Elisha Dorsey... (Petition endorsed by Charles Rogers)
"…Alexander Wells, Nathaniel Owings...Stephen Hart Owings…(Petition endorsed by Alexander Wells)
"…Nathaniel Stinchcomb, Sr., Thomas Wells…Richard Wells…(Petition endorsed by Dr. William Lyon)
"...Lott Owings... Anthony Arnold... John Calvert (Petition endorsed by William Lux and Benjamin Rogers)
"…Richard Owings... William Cockey.(Petition endorsed by Joseph Cromwell, Sr.)
"... John Talbott (son Edward)... William Worthington…Larkin Randall…Bale Owings…John Fishpaw…Richard Cole…(Petition endorsed by John Merryman, Jr. and John Leet)
"…Benjamin Rogers…William Cole… (Petition endorsed in the Market Place by John Leets)
"…Edward Dorsey (of BC), Nicholas Dorsey, Jr….Edward Talbot… Vachel Dorsey... Christopher Owings, Richard Owings... William Arnold… Edward Dorsey (son John)... Lancelott Dorsey, Charles Dorsey (son Nathan), Ely Dorsey... Henry Dorsey... James Dorsey… Charles Dorsey… Nicholas Dorsey, Sr…. (Petition endorsed by George Ogg)
"…Edmund Talbott… (Petition endorsed by Thomas Jones)
"… Samuel Owings (of Thomas)… (Petition endorsed by Abraham Walker and Benjamin Rogers)
"… Samuel Dorsey, Jr.... (Petition endorsed by Moses Galloway)
"… Joshua Owings, Jr.... (Petition not endorsed)
"…Joseph Cole… John Hall (son of Joshua)… (Petition endorsed by Capt. Richard Richards)
"… Henry Dorsey, Jr. (Mutilated petition; at least five names torn away)
"… Henry Griffith Dorsey, Sr… Leakin Dorsey… Thomas Gist… (Petition endorsed by John Riston) 29


Honorable Capt. John Dorsey of "Hockley-in-the-Hole" and Pleasance Ely




Husband Honorable Capt. John Dorsey of "Hockley-in-the-Hole" 6 11 14 31 32 33 34 35




            AKA: Honorable John Dorsey of "Hockley-in-the-Hole," Captain John Dorsey of "Hockley-in-the-Hole"
           Born: Abt 1645 - Lower Norfolk Co., Virginia, (United States)
     Christened: 
           Died: 11 Mar 1715 - Baltimore Co., Maryland, (United States)
         Buried: 


         Father: Edward Darcy "the Colonist" (Abt 1615-Bef 1670) 1 6 9 11 14 36 37 38
         Mother: Ann (Abt 1609-1690)


       Marriage: 1683 - <Anne Arundel>, Maryland, (United States)

Events

• Religion: raised a Quaker.

• Surveyed: "Hockley-in-the-Hole," on the south side of the Severn, owned by his father, Edward Darcy, 27 Jan 1664, Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States).

• Patented: 400 acres 3 miles from Annapolis called "Hockley-in-the-Hole" with his brothers Edward and Joshua, 20 Aug 1664, Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States).

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

• Purchased: his brother Joshua's right in "Hockley-in-the-Hole", Bef Dec 1681, Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States).

• Purchased: his brother Edward's right in "Hockley-in-the-Hole", 6 Dec 1681, Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States).

• Resurveyed: Hockley plantation, 1683, Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States).

• Purchased: "Dorsey's Adventure," 400 acres on Elk Ridge between the Patuxent and Patapsco rivers, 29 Feb 1688, Baltimore (Howard), Maryland, (United States).

• Purchased: "Troy," 763 acres on Elk Ridge, 12 Oct 1694, Baltimore (Howard), Maryland, (United States).

• Purchased: "Dorsey's Search," 479 acres, from James Bayley, 6 Dec 1694, Baltimore (Howard), Maryland, (United States).

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

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

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

• Residence: on "Troy Hill", by 1695, Anne Arundel (Howard), Maryland, (United States).

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

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

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

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

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

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

• Purchased: "White Wine and Claret," 1400 acres on the south side of the middle branch of the Patuxent, 6 Jan 1702, Anne Arundel (Howard), Maryland, (United States).

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

• Probate: 22 Mar 1715.

• Inventory: of his estate was taken by Thomas Hammond and John Israel, 25 Apr 1715, Baltimore Co., Maryland, (United States).

• Funeral: 11 Apr 1716.




Wife Pleasance Ely 14 39 40

            AKA: Pleasence Ely
           Born: Abt 1660 - Maryland, (United States)
     Christened: 
           Died: Bef 14 Aug 1734 - Baltimore Co., Maryland, (United States)
         Buried: 


         Father: Edward Ely (Abt 1630-      )
         Mother: 



   Other Spouse: Thomas Wainwright (      -1729) - 30 Nov 1722

Events

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

• Inherited: Hon. John Dorsey's estate "Troy" on the South River or "Troy Hill" on Elk Ridge, 1715, <Anne Arundel>, Maryland, (United States).

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Children
1 M Edward Dorsey 41 42

           Born: Abt 1678 - Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States)
     Christened: 
           Died: 1701 - South Patapsco Hundred, Baltimore (Anne Arundel), Maryland, (United States)
         Buried: 
         Spouse: Ruth Hill (Abt 1681-1747) 32 41
           Marr: 1698 - Maryland, United States



2 F Deborah Dorsey 14 43 44 45

           Born: Abt 1685
     Christened: 
           Died: Bef 1752
         Buried: 
         Spouse: Charles Ridgely "the Planter" (Abt 1670-1705)



3 M Caleb Dorsey of Hockley in the Hole [son of Capt. John] 35 46 47 48 49

           Born: 11 Nov 1685 - Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States)
     Christened: 
           Died: 1742 - "Hockley-in-the-Hole", St. Anne's Parish, Anne Arundel (Howard), Maryland, (United States)
         Buried: 
         Spouse: Elinor Warfield (1683-1752)
           Marr: 24 Aug 1704 - St. Anne's Parish, Anne Arundel, Maryland, United States




Death Notes: Husband - Honorable Capt. John Dorsey of "Hockley-in-the-Hole"

1714/15.


Research Notes: Husband - Honorable Capt. John Dorsey of "Hockley-in-the-Hole"

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Ibid., pp. 61-62:

"HON. JOHN DORSEY, OF 'HOCKLEY.'

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

"Pleasance died in 1734. Her estate was appraised 14 August 1734, by Benjamin HOWARD and John HAMMOND, son of Charles. Her possessions included some items that had been in her first husband's inventory. Pleasance had wearing apparel, a silver tankard and cups, a silver spoon, thimble, and buckles, 3 silk handkerchiefs, taylor's shears, 2 small punch bowls, 4 ivory handled knives and forks, a pepper box, 1 caster, 1 tin baster, 1 flesh fork, 1 cutting knife and 1 pen knife, 2 chests, a pair of spectacles, 2 "Turkey-workt" chairs, 6 old books (unspecified), furniture and kitchen utensils, stock and feed, one old Negro man named Tom, one old Negro woman named Beck, and one Negro lad named George.[31] 6 11 14 31 32 33 34 35



Birth Notes: Wife - Pleasance Ely

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

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


Death Notes: Wife - Pleasance Ely

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

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

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


Research Notes: Wife - Pleasance Ely

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

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

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

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

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

Ibid., pp. 87-91:

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

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

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

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

"Mrs. Plesance Dorsey became Mrs Robert Wainwright. Her tract, 'The Isle of Ely,' was sold by her grandson, 'Patuxent John Dorsey,' to Basil Dorsey, of Caleb, whose homestead, 'Troy Hill,' was the former residence of Hon. John Dorsey." 14 39 40





Research Notes: Child - 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." 41 42


Research Notes: Child - 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]" 14 43 44 45


Death Notes: Child - Caleb Dorsey of Hockley in the Hole [son of Capt. John]

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


Research Notes: Child - Caleb Dorsey of Hockley in the Hole [son of Capt. John]

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

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

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

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

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

"Mrs. Pleasance Dorsey became Mrs Robert Wainwright. Her tract, 'The Isle of Ely,' was sold by her grandson, 'Patuxent John Dorsey,' to Basil Dorsey, of Caleb, whose homestead, 'Troy Hill,' was the former residence of Hon. John Dorsey." 35 46 47 48 49


Captain John "Patuxent John" Dorsey of Dorsey's Search




Husband Captain John "Patuxent John" Dorsey of Dorsey's Search 1 50 51 52

            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: 


         Father: Edward Dorsey (Abt 1678-1701) 41 42
         Mother: Ruth Hill (Abt 1681-1747) 32 41


       Marriage: 

   Other Spouse: Elizabeth <Brown> (Abt 1703-Between 1775/1777) 32 53 54 - Abt 1720 - Maryland, United States

Events

• Inherited: "Dorsey's Search" on the Patuxent from his grandfather, Hon. John Dorsey, 1715, Baltimore Co., Maryland, (United States).

• Built: Dorsey Hall manor house, early 1700's, Ellicott City, Anne Arundel (Howard), Maryland, (United States).

• Sold: "The Isle of Ely" to Basil Dorsey, of Caleb, After 1733.

• Patented: a tract of 1,475 acres called "Dorsey's Partnership" with William Hall, 1 Jan 1760, Frederick Co., Maryland, (United States).

• Will: 15 May 1761.

• Probate: 6 Sep 1761, Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States).




Wife

           Born: 
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Children

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

Some sources have b. abt. 1699.


Research Notes: Husband - 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." 1 50 51 52


Captain John Worthington Dorsey of Elk Ridge and Comfort Worthington




Husband Captain John Worthington Dorsey of Elk Ridge 55 56 57

           Born: 8 Oct 1751 - Elk Ridge, Anne Arundel (Howard), Maryland, (United States)
     Christened: 
           Died: 13 May 1823 - Elk Ridge, Anne Arundel (Howard), Maryland, United States
         Buried:  - St. John's Cemetery, Howard, Maryland, United States


         Father: Thomas Beale Dorsey (1727-1771) 35 55 58 59
         Mother: Anne Worthington (      -      )


       Marriage: 30 May 1778 - <Baltimore>, Maryland, (United States)

Events

• Census: 1820, Anne Arundel, Maryland, United States.

• Will: 16 Jan 1823.

• Probate: 31 May 1823, Anne Arundel, Maryland, United States.




Wife Comfort Worthington 56

           Born: 6 Jun 1764
     Christened: 
           Died: 23 Jul 1837


         Buried:  - St. John's Cemetery, Howard, Maryland, United States 60


Children

Research Notes: Husband - Captain John Worthington Dorsey of Elk Ridge

From Revolutionary Patriots of Anne Arundel, p. 51:

"Married Comfort Worthington in 1778 and they had 7 children: Thomas Beale Dorsey, Samuel Worthington Dorsey, John Tolley Worthington Dorsey, Caleb Dorsey, Mary Tolley Dorsey, Edward worthington Dorsey, and Charles Samuel Worthington Dorsey. John became a 2nd Lieutenant on June 6, 1776 in the 3rd Maryland Line and participated in the battles of Long Island and White Plains. In 1778 he became a Captain in the Elk Ridge Battalion under Col. Thomas Dorsey." 55 56 57


Burial Notes: Wife - Comfort Worthington

Marker reads:
Here lie the remains of COMFORT DORSEY widow of John W. Dorsey who departed this life on the 27th day of July 1837 in the 78th year of her age.


Captain Joshua Dorsey and Ann Ridgely




Husband Captain Joshua Dorsey 2 11 61 62

           Born: 1686 - Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States)
     Christened: 
           Died: 28 Nov 1747 - Queen Caroline Parish, Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States)
         Buried: 


         Father: Major Edward Dorsey [Jr.] of "Dorsey" (Abt 1640-After 1704) 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14
         Mother: Sarah Wyatt (1657-1690) 7 15


       Marriage: 16 May 1711 - Queen Caroline Parish, Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States)

Events

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




Wife Ann Ridgely 62

           Born: 
     Christened: 
           Died: 1771
         Buried: 


         Father: Captain Henry Ridgely III (1669-1700) 62 63 64
         Mother: Catherine Greenberry (      -      ) 62 63


Events

• Will: 17 Oct 1771.

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


Children
1 M Joshua Dorsey [son of Capt. Joshua] 62

           Born: 6 Mar 1712 - Christ Church, Queen Caroline Parish, Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States)
     Christened: 
           Died: Feb 1790
         Buried: 



2 M Colonel Henry Dorsey 17 53 65

           Born: 8 Nov 1712 - Christ Church, Queen Caroline Parish, Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States)
     Christened: 
           Died: 14 Feb 1770 - Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States)
         Buried: 
         Spouse: Elizabeth Worthington (1717-1776) 63 65
           Marr: 31 Jul 1735 - Christ Church, Queen Caroline Parish, Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States)



3 M Captain Philemon Dorsey 66 67

           Born: 20 Jan 1715 - Christ Church, Queen Caroline Parish, Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States)
     Christened: 
           Died: 7 Apr 1772 - "Brothers' Partnership", Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States)
         Buried: 
         Spouse: Catherine Ridgely (1723-Bef 1759) 66
           Marr: 19 Feb 1739 - Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States)
         Spouse: Rachel Lawrence (1739-      ) 66
           Marr: 13 Dec 1759



4 F Rachel Dorsey 68

           Born: 6 Jul 1717 - Christ Church, Queen Caroline Parish, Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States)
     Christened: 
           Died: 14 Dec 1775 - Christ Church, Queen Caroline Parish, Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States)
         Buried: 
         Spouse: John Warfield (Abt 1700-1776) 68
           Marr: 1740 - Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States)



5 F Elizabeth Dorsey

           Born: 6 Mar 1720 - Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States)
     Christened:  - Christ Church, Queen Caroline Parish, Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States)
           Died: Dec 1803 - Montgomery Co, Maryland, United States
         Buried: 8 Dec 1803 - Montgomery Co, Maryland, United States
         Spouse: John Dorsey (son of Caleb) of "New Year's Gift" (1708-1765) 69 70



6 M Nicholas Dorsey [of Capt. Joshua] 71 72

           Born: 2 Jun 1725 - Queen Caroline Parish, Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States)
     Christened: 
           Died: 9 Oct 1792 - Elk Ridge, Anne Arundel (Howard), Maryland, United States
         Buried: 
         Spouse: Elizabeth Worthington (      -1803) 55 71



7 F Catharine Dorsey 62

           Born: 21 Dec 1727 - Christ Church, Queen Caroline Parish, Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States)
     Christened: 
           Died: 20 Apr 1746 - Christ Church, Queen Caroline Parish, Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States)
         Buried: 



8 F Anne Dorsey 73 74

           Born: 15 Oct 1730 - Christ Church, Queen Caroline Parish, Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States)
     Christened: 
           Died: 15 Sep 1767 - Queen Caroline Parish, Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States)
         Buried: 
         Spouse: Major Henry Ridgely (1728-1791) 53 73 75
           Marr: 11 Nov 1750 - Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States)



9 F Sarah Dorsey [dau. of Capt. Joshua] 76

           Born: 27 May 1733 - Christ Church, Queen Caroline Parish, Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States)
     Christened: 
           Died: 
         Buried: 
         Spouse: Robert Shipley (1713-After 1792) 76 77



10 M Charles Dorsey 62

           Born: 11 Nov 1736 - Christ Church, Queen Caroline Parish, Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States)
     Christened: 
           Died: 
         Buried: 




Research Notes: Husband - 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 2 11 61 62


Research Notes: Child - Colonel Henry Dorsey

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

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

"...Thomas Cockey...Joshua Owings...Charles Ridgely... Samuel Owings... John Cockey... Benjamin Wells, Charles Wells... George Wells... Caleb Warfield, Nathaniel Stinchcomb... William Coale...Christopher Randall, Jr.... J. Cockey Owings... William Wells, Jr.... William Wells...Edward Talbott... Edward Cockey... Benjamin Talbott... Charles Ridgely (son William)... Elisha Dorsey... Alexander Wells, Nathaniel Owings...Nathaniel Stinchcomb, Sr....Lott Owings... Anthony Arnold... Richard Owings... William Cockey... John Talbott (son Edward)... Richard Owings... William Slade... Edward Talbot... Vachel Dorsey... Christopher Owings, Richard Owings... Edward Dorsey (son John)... Lancelott Dorsey, Charles Dorsey (son Nathan), Ely Dorsey... Henry Dorsey...Samuel Dorsey, Jr.... Joshua Owings, Jr.... Samuel Owings... John Wells... Thomas Owings... Henry Butler... George Dorsey. 17 53 65


Birth Notes: Child - Captain Philemon Dorsey

May have been born on 10 January 1714/15.


Research Notes: Child - Captain Philemon Dorsey

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

DORSEY, JOSHUA, Anne Arundel Co. 14 Nov, 1747 6 Feb, 1747
To wife Anne,250 A., my dwelling plantation called "Major's Choice.
To son HENRY DORSEY, my 2 tracts, one called "Dorsey's Anglis, 200 A., the other called Dorsey's Hills," 200 A., both tracts lying in the county.
To son PHILEMON DORSEY, 1/2 tract called Brothers' Partnership," taken up jointly bet. my bro. JOHN DORSEY, and myself, 632 A.
To son JOSHUA DORSEY, 250 A.
To son NICHOLAS DORSEY, tract 'Huntingstowne Quarters,' 266 A., original tract was some years ago resurveyed by my bro.-in-law HENRY RIDGEBY.
To dau. RACHEL WARFIELD, 20 s. sterl.
To dau . ELIZABETH DORSEY, 20 pounds.
To dau. ANNE DORSEY, slaves.
To dau. SARAH DORSEY, 1 slave.
To son CHARLES DORSEY, my dwelling plantation and 250 A.
Mentions his young. child., and to support NICHOLAS and CHARLES with provision at their own stock.
Wife and 2 eld. sons, exs.
Wit: Henry Ridgely, Basil Dorsey, Richard Simpson, Elizabeth Ridgely, Ephraim Howard, Henry Howard. 25. 315 - 318 66 67


Research Notes: Child - Elizabeth Dorsey

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

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

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

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

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


Research Notes: Child - Nicholas Dorsey [of Capt. Joshua]

From Revolutionary Patriots of Anne Arundel, p. 53:

"Married Elizabeth Worthington and had 7 children: Nicholas Worthington Dorsey, Elizabeth Dorsey Warfield, Lloyd Dorsey, Anne Worthington Dorsey Worthington, Mary Dorsey Dorsey, Joshua Dorsey and Sarah Dorsey Ball (Ref: R-62. However, this source does not credit Nicholas with taking the Oath of Allegiance in 1778.) He took the Oath of Allegiance on March 12, 1778 before Hon. John Dorsey, but Source B-26 (a published list of those who took the oath) mistakenly gives his name as Nicholas Dorsey of Edward. The original Maryland State Papers, Red Book 22, gives his name as 'Nicholas Dorsey, of Josa.', which indicates that Nicholas Dorsey of Joshua took the Oath of Allegiance, and not Nicholas Dorsey of Edward,q.v. Also, Source T-277 states he died in 1780, not in 1792)." 71 72


Research Notes: Child - Anne Dorsey

First wife of Henry Ridgely.

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

DORSEY, JOSHUA, Anne Arundel Co. 14 Nov, 1747 6 Feb, 1747
To wife Anne,250 A., my dwelling plantation called "Major's Choice.
To son HENRY DORSEY, my 2 tracts, one called "Dorsey's Anglis, 200 A., the other called Dorsey's Hills," 200 A., both tracts lying in the county.
To son PHILEMON DORSEY, 1/2 tract called Brothers' Partnership," taken up jointly bet. my bro. JOHN DORSEY, and myself, 632 A.
To son JOSHUA DORSEY, 250 A.
To son NICHOLAS DORSEY, tract 'Huntingstowne Quarters,' 266 A., original tract was some years ago resurveyed by my bro.-in-law HENRY RIDGEBY.
To dau. RACHEL WARFIELD, 20 s. sterl.
To dau . ELIZABETH DORSEY, 20 pounds.
To dau. ANNE DORSEY, slaves.
To dau. SARAH DORSEY, 1 slave.
To son CHARLES DORSEY, my dwelling plantation and 250 A.
Mentions his young. child., and to support NICHOLAS and CHARLES with provision at their own stock.
Wife and 2 eld. sons, exs.
Wit: Henry Ridgely, Basil Dorsey, Richard Simpson, Elizabeth Ridgely, Ephraim Howard, Henry Howard. 25. 315 - 318 73 74


Lt. Joshua Dorsey Sr. and Elizabeth Hall




Husband Lt. Joshua Dorsey Sr. 57 78

           Born: 8 Jul 1736 - Christ Church, Queen Caroline Parish, Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States)
     Christened: 
           Died: 1799
         Buried: 


         Father: Colonel Henry Dorsey (1712-1770) 17 53 65
         Mother: Elizabeth Worthington (1717-1776) 63 65


       Marriage: 6 Feb 1759



Wife Elizabeth Hall 78

           Born: Abt 1739
     Christened: 
           Died: 27 Oct 1794
         Buried: 


         Father: Major Henry Hall (      -      ) 78
         Mother: Elizabeth Lansdale (      -      ) 78




Children

Research Notes: Husband - Lt. Joshua Dorsey Sr.

From Revolutionary Patriots of Anne Arundel, pp. 51-52:

"Married Elizabeth Hall in 1759 and they had 11 children: Henry Hall Dorsey, William Henry Dorsey, Isaac Dorsey, Elizabeth Dorsey Dorsey, Allen Dorsey, Thomas Hall Dorsey, Margaret Dorsey, John Hall Dorsey, Joshua Dorsey, Mary Dorsey Goldwait, and William Dorsey. He was a Lieutenant under Capt. Thomas Philips in May 13, 1776 (Ref: R-64, N-422). He took the Oath of Allegiance before Hon. John Dorsey on March 12, 1778 (Ref: B-26)." 57 78


Joshua Dorsey of "Hockley" and Sarah Richardson




Husband Joshua Dorsey of "Hockley" 79 80

           Born: Abt 1646 - Virginia, United States
     Christened: 
           Died: 1688 - Anne Arundel, Maryland, United States
         Buried: 


         Father: Edward Darcy "the Colonist" (Abt 1615-Bef 1670) 1 6 9 11 14 36 37 38
         Mother: Ann (Abt 1609-1690)


       Marriage: 

Events

• Patented: 400 acres 3 miles from Annapolis called "Hockley-in-the-Hole" with his brothers Edward and John, 20 Aug 1664, Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States).

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

• Located: upon "Taunton", 1681, Maryland, (United States).

• Will: Signed will, 20 Apr 1688.

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




Wife Sarah Richardson 80

           Born: 
     Christened: 
           Died: 1705
         Buried: 


         Father: Lawrence Richardson (      -      ) 81
         Mother: 




Children
1 M Col. John Dorsey [son of Joshua] 82 83

           Born: Abt 1688 - Anne Arundel, Maryland, United States
     Christened: 
           Died: After 1735
         Buried: 
         Spouse: Comfort Stimpson (      -      )



2 F <Mary> Dorsey

            AKA: Mary Dorsey Gudgeon
           Born: 
     Christened: 
           Died: 
         Buried: 
         Spouse: William Gudgeon (      -      )




Research Notes: Husband - Joshua Dorsey of "Hockley"

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

(1a) 1681, 6 Dec: Edward DORSY, "Son and heir of Edward DORSY late of the County of Ann Arundell" sold the parcel Hockley in the Hole granted to "the said Edward DORSY, Joshua DORSY and John DORSEY my brothers" on 20 Aug. 1664. (2) 1681: Edward DORSEY of Anne Arundel Co., son and heir of the late Edward DORSEY, gentleman, deceased, transfered to my brother John DORSEY, for 24,000 pounds of tobacco, my right in a tract of land called "Hockley-in-the-Hole," granted to Edward, Joshua, and John DORSEY in 1664. Joshua DORSEY deeded to his brother John DORSEY, for 8,000 pounds of tobacco, his right in the same tract.
(2) He located upon "Taunton," a tract taken up by Lawrence RICHARDSON and left by him to his sons, one of whom, Lawrence Jr., conveyed his interest to Joshua DORSEY.
(1b) 1687, 20 Feb: (2) 1687/8: (1b,2) Joshua DORSEY made his will. (1b) Made bequests to his "cousins" John, Samuel and Matthew HOWARD. (1) Though not stated, these were children of Matthew HOWARD, Jr. [who married Joshua's sister Sarah DORSEY]. (2) Granted one third of his estate to his widow, Sarah DORSEY, and made his brothers Edward and John DORSEY guardians for the education of his son John DORSEY, to whom he left his estate. Gave to loving cousin John HOWARD a grey gelding; to cousin Samuel HOWARD, two hogsheads of tobacco. Gave to cousin Sarah DORSEY 20 shillings to buy her a ring.
(1c) 1688, 3 May: John ACTON made his will. Sarah DORSEY called widow and relict of Joshua DORSEY. 79 80



Research Notes: Wife - Sarah Richardson

With her two brothers, John and Lawrence Richardson, inherited her fathers land upon the Severn. After becoming the wife of Joshua Dorsey of "Hockley," Joshua sold his interest to his brother, Hon. John Dorsey, and removed to the estate of his wife. 80


Research Notes: Child - Col. John Dorsey [son of Joshua]

Only son of Joshua Dorsey of Hockley. Inherited the land on the Severn that came to him through his mother. He later sold that land to Amos Garret. 82 83


Research Notes: Child - <Mary> Dorsey

http://www.rootsweb.com/~mdannear/firstfam/dorsey/d31443.htm#P31443
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Is this the Mary Gudgeon listed here?

From the book Inhabitants of Baltimore County 1763-1774 by Henry C. Peden, Jr., Westminster, Maryland, 1989, pp. 5-6:

"BACK RIVER UPPER HUNDRED, 1763

[Among those listed are:]
Cockey, John
Cockey, Joshua
Cockey, William
Ridgley, Charles Sr.
Ridgley, Charles Jr.
Talbot, Edward
Gudgeon, Mary"


Lancelot Dorsey [of Edward] and Deborah Ridgely




Husband Lancelot Dorsey [of Edward] 17 84

           Born: Abt 1731 - Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States)
     Christened: 
           Died: <1778>
         Buried: 


         Father: Captain Edward Dorsey (Abt 1701-Bef 1767) 17 40 84 85
         Mother: Sarah Todd (      -After 1767)


       Marriage: 

Events

• Oath of Allegiance: before Hon. John Dorsey, 12 Mar 1778.




Wife Deborah Ridgely 86

           Born: Abt 1730 - Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States)
     Christened: 
           Died: 
         Buried: 


         Father: William Ridgely (1702-Bef 1759) 87
         Mother: Elizabeth Ridgely (1702-Abt 1742) 88




Children

Death Notes: Husband - 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: Husband - 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) 17 84


Research Notes: Wife - Deborah Ridgely

Source: The Dorsey Family by Maxwell J. Dorsey, Jean Muir Dorsey and Nannie Ball Nimmo,2006, p. 145 & 149 86


Lancelot Dorsey [of Michael] and Sarah Warfield




Husband Lancelot Dorsey [of Michael] 89

           Born: 17 Jul 1747
     Christened: 
           Died: 1 Mar 1829
         Buried: 


         Father: Michael Dorsey (1713-1776) 19 20 21
         Mother: Ruth Todd (Abt 1715-1789) 19 21


       Marriage: 



Wife Sarah Warfield 89

           Born: 1750 - Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States)
     Christened: 
           Died: 1820
         Buried: 


         Father: Philip Warfield (      -      ) 89
         Mother: Anne Purdy (      -      ) 89




Children


Larkin Dorsey [son of Francis] and Ann Schmid




Husband Larkin Dorsey [son of Francis] 17 90 91 92

            AKA: Lacon Dorsey
           Born: 15 Feb 1747 - St. Thomas Parish, Baltimore Co., Maryland, (United States)
     Christened: 
           Died: <1838>
         Buried: 


         Father: Francis Dorsey (Abt 1696-Bef 1750) 2 4 93 94
         Mother: Elizabeth Baker (Abt 1706-1747) 94


       Marriage: 1783

   Other Spouse: Lucy (      -      ) 95 - by 1770 - Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States)



Wife Ann Schmid 92

           Born: 
     Christened: 
           Died: 
         Buried: 


Children

Birth Notes: Husband - Larkin Dorsey [son of Francis]

May have been born on 13 February 1746/47; may have been in St. Paul's Parish, Baltimore Co.


Research Notes: Husband - Larkin Dorsey [son of Francis]

From Revolutionary Patriots of Anne Arundel, p. 52:

"Believed to have taken the Oath of Allegiance in 1778 in Washington County, and married Ann Schmid there in 1783."

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This is probably the "Leakin Dorsey" in the following list.

From Inhabitants of Baltimore County 1763-1774, pp. 13-16:

"AN INDEX OF SOME BALTIMORE RESIDENTS IN 1765

The following index was found in the Maryland Historical Society Library's Manuscript Division (MS. 1711) and, even though there is nothing to indicate what the purpose of the index, it was determined that those listed were Baltimore residents circa 1765. This determination was made from the compiler's familiarity with Baltimore families prior to the Revolution and also because this index was found with the remnants of a Baltimore Debt Book for 1765 and 1766. This is not an index to the debt book because the highest page number in the book is 109 while the highest page number in the index is 58. The index is, nonetheless, a 'finding list' for early Baltimore."
[Among those listed are:]

Nicholas Clagett
Nathan Dorsey
Leakin Dorsey
Joshua Lynch
William Lynch
John Merryman
Joseph Merryman
Samuel Merryman
John C. Owings.
James Richard
Christopher Randall & Bond
Larkin Randall
Ecan Thomas
Frederick Thomas
Edward Talbott
George Wells
John Wells
Joseph Wells
Thomas Wells
John Worthington
Thomas Worthington (Baltimore Town)
William Worthington
Charles Worthington 17 90 91 92


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