Early Colonial Settlers of Southern Maryland and Virginia's Northern Neck Counties

Joshua Dorsey

Male 1686 - 1747  (61 years)


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  • Name Joshua Dorsey 
    Born 1686  Middle Neck, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 28 Nov 1747  Elk Ridge, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I019995  Tree1
    Last Modified 10 Nov 2019 

    Father Edward Dorsey,   b. 1646, Lower Norfolk County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Dec 1705, 'Major's Choice' Baltimore County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years) 
    Mother Sarah Wyatt,   b. 1657, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1692, St. Anne's Parish, Anne Arundel County. Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 35 years) 
    Married Bef 1677  Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F12346  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Anne Ridgely,   b. 1691, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Nov 1771, Anne Arundel County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Married 16 May 1711  Queen Caroline Parish, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Henry Dorsey,   b. 8 Nov 1712, Queen Caroline Parish, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Jun 1770, Anne Arundel County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years)
     2. Philemon Dorsey,   b. 20 Jan 1714/15, Queen Caroline Parish, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Apr 1772, Anne Arundel County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years)
     3. Rachel Dorsey,   b. 6 Jul 1717, Queen Caroline Parish, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Dec 1775, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years)
     4. Elizabeth Dorsey,   b. 6 Mar 1719/20, Queen Caroline Parish, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Dec 1803, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
     5. Joshua Dorsey,   b. 6 Mar 1721/22, Queen Caroline Parish, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1790, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)
     6. Nicholas Dorsey,   b. 2 Jun 1725, Queen Caroline Parish, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Sep 1792, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)
     7. Katherine Dorsey,   b. 21 Dec 1727, Queen Caroline Parish, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Apr 1746, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 18 years)
     8. Anne Dorsey,   b. 15 Oct 1730, Queen Caroline Parish, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Sep 1767, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 36 years)
     9. Sarah Dorsey,   b. 27 May 1733, Queen Caroline Parish, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1771, Washington County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 39 years)
     10. Charles Dorsey,   b. 11 Nov 1736, Queen Caroline Parish, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Feb 1770, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 33 years)
    Last Modified 10 Nov 2019 
    Family ID F12327  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Father: Edward DORSEY b: 1646 in ,,VA
      Mother: Sarah WYATT b: Abt 1646 in ,,VA
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      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
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      Joshua Dorsey 36.50 AA 1263.9.6 Apr 16 1748 May 2 1748
      Appraisers: Alexander Warfield (son of Richard Warfield), Ephraim Howard.
      Creditors: J. Walker, George Buchanan.
      Next of kin: John Day (son of Edward Day), Edward Day.
      Executors: Henry Dorsey, Philemon Dorsey.
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      Joshua Dorsey 27.248 A AA 552.8.0 169.5.0 Jan 29 1749
      The amount of the accounts also included 17.13.8 in sterling.
      Received from: William Hunt, Esq. (merchant in London) in hands of Mr. John Hanbury (merchant in London), Charles Pierpoint.
      Payments to: Michael Macnemara, paid to Anne Macnemara, Richard Dorsey & Edward (accountant), Deborah Dorsey, Lord Baltimore paid to Onorio Razolini, Edward (accountant), Hugh Hyland, Deborah Dorsey & Mary Dorsey paid to Deborah Dorsey, Holden Waters (overseer), Thomas Gough, Francis Pierpoint, Jr., Henry Pierpoint, Holdin Waters, Charles Cole, James Nichols, Thomas Lowry, William Hall, Dr. George Buchanan, John Baylis, Daniel Dulany, Esq., Samuel Smith, Jr., Edward Talbot & Richard Shipley.
      Administrators: Caleb Dorsey (gentleman), Edward Dorsey (gentleman).
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      Mr. Joshua Dorsey 48.234 AA 129.4.2 Oct 4 1749 Mar 12 1752
      Appraisers: Alexander Warfield (son of Richard Warfield), Ephraim Howard.
      Next of kin: E. Dorsey, H. Ridgely (husband to daughter of deceased).
      Executors: Ann Dorsey, Henry Dorsey, Philemon Dorsey.
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      Mr. Joshua Dorsey 33.181 A AA 1263.9.6 51.18.1 Nov 18 1752
      A second inventory is cited in the amount of 129.4.2. The amount of the accounts also included 44.9.11 in sterling.
      Received from: Basill Pool, Levin Lawrance, Joseph Bradford, William Perkins (merchant in London), Joseph Adams (merchant in London), Queen Caroline Parish, Samuell Smith.
      Payments to: Henry Peairpoint, John Hammond, Samuel Coles, Dr. George Buchannan, Dr. James Walker, Mr. William Hunt (merchant in London), Mr. William Thornton, Edward Dorsey, Joseph Bradford.
      Executors: Ann, Henry & Phillemon Dorsey.
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      Dorsey, Edward, Balto. Co.,26th Oct., 1704; 31st Dec., 1705.
      To son Levin at 21 yrs. and hrs., 100 A., "Hockly" on main falls of Patapsco R., and personalty including boy William Jackson.
      To sons Charles, Levin, Francis and Edward and their hrs., all land on n. side Patapsco R., all "Taylors Forrest" if it be bought at testator's death.
      To dau. Ann, personalty.
      To son Joshua and hrs., 100 A., "Barnes Folly."
      To son Samuell, part of "Major's Choyce" and also that which he has received by deed of gift.
      To son Nicholas, 100 A., part of "Long Reach" at Elk Ridge and personalty at 16 yrs. of age.
      To son Benjamin, 100 A., part of "Long Reach" and personalty at 16 yrs. of age.
      To son John, 148 A., residue of "Long Reach" at 16 yrs. of age.
      To dau. Sarah Petticoate and 3 child. of dau. Hannah Howard, personalty.
      Wife Margaret, extx. and residuary legatee.
      Test: Katherine Organ, John Huntsmen, John Dorsey and John Ball. 3. 725.
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      John Howard 5.136 A AA 896.2.6 Jun 27 1723
      Payments to: Jacob Regnier.
      Payments to (equally): Henry Ridgley due from estate of his father Henry Ridgley, Joshua Dorsey due his wife Ann (daughter of Henry Ridgley (dead)), Nicholas Ridgley due from estate of his father Henry Ridgley, Thomas Worthington due his wife Elisabeth (daughter of Henry Ridgley (dead)).
      Executors: Richard Warfield, Alexander Warfield.

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