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

John Dorsey

Male 1688 - 1764  (76 years)


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  • Name John Dorsey 
    Born 15 Jun 1688  Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 13 Nov 1764  Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I020050  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 Honor Stafford,   b. 14 Jan 1688/89, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1756, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years) 
    Married 8 Mar 1707/08  St. Anne's Parish, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Hannay Dorsey,   b. 26 Aug 1709, St. Anne's Parish, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Ruth Dorsey,   b. 15 Oct 1710, St. Anne's Parish, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Nov 1782, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
     3. Michael Dorsey,   b. 15 Mar 1711/12, St. Anne's Parish, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Jun 1777, Anne Arundel County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)
     4. Sarah Dorsey,   b. 15 Oct 1715, St. Anne's Parish, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1791, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
     5. Susannah Dorsey,   b. 12 Dec 1717, St. Anne's Parish, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1769, Dorsey's Grove, Anne Arundel, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 51 years)
     6. Jemima Dorsey,   b. 6 Dec 1720, St. Anne's Parish, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1770, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 49 years)
     7. Patience Dorsey,   b. 5 May 1722, St. Anne's Parish, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Apr 1747, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 24 years)
     8. Vachel Dorsey,   b. 20 Oct 1726, St. Anne's Parish, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Mar 1798, Anne Arundel County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
     9. Edward Dorsey,   b. 25 Oct 1728, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1796, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 69 years)
     10. Nathan Dorsey,   b. 11 Aug 1731, St. Anne's Parish, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jun 1775, Baltimore County, Maryland - Inventory Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 43 years)
    Last Modified 10 Nov 2019 
    Family ID F08585  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      DORSEY, JOHN, Anne Arundel Co., gentleman; son of John. 4 Sep, 1764; 13 Nov, 1764
      Children: Michael Dorsey, Nathan Dorsey, Hannah Barnes, Ruth Tumney, Sarah Howard, Susannah Lawrence, Jemima Hobbs, Vachel and Edward Dorsey.
      Grandchildren: John, Anne Eder, Onour Elder; children of Michael Dorsey.
      Grandson: John Barnes, son of Adam Barnes.
      Grandsons: John Elder, John Lawrence, (John Howard, son of Henry Howard).
      Grandson: John Dorsey, son of Nathan Dorsey.
      To granddau.: Onour Warfield, Negro girl Nan, dau. of Jenny.
      Granddau.: Sarah Berry.
      Great-grandsons: Joshua and Richard Elder, sons of Onour Elder.
      Elizabeth Burgess and her children.
      Tracts: "Chance and Dorsey's Friend."
      Exs: Sons Michael and Vachel Dorsey.
      Wit: Cornelius Howard, Robert Davis, Eli Dorsey.
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      John Dorsey 95.141 AA 1632.3.0 Nov 27 1764 Aug 31 1767
      (son of Edward Dorsey)
      Appraisers: H. Ridgley, H. Griffith.
      Creditors: Joshua Warfield, William Cox.
      Next of kin: Henry Dorsey, Philip Dorsey.
      Executors: Michael Dorsey, Vachell Dorsey.

      John Dorsey 95.143 AA 17.6.0 Aug 31 1767
      (son of Edward Dorsey) List of debts.
      Executors: Michael Dorsey, Vachell Dorsey.
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      John Dorsey 95.143 AA 956.11.4 Aug 31 1767
      (son of Edward Dorsey) List of debts.
      Executors; Michael Dorsey, Vachell 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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      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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      GASSAWAY, NICHOLAS, Queen Caroline Parish, Anne Arundel Co. 18 Feb, 1757; 21 Apr, 1757
      Wife: Rachel.
      Children: Ann Pierpont, dec'd., hrs., Elizabeth Selman, Susannah Manwill, Nicholas, Benjamin, Richard, Robert, Thomas, James, Hannah Porter, Mary Gassaway, Lucy Nicholson, Sarah Richard and Rachel Gassaway.
      Nephew: Samuel Pierpont.
      Tracts: "Talbot's Resolution."
      Extx: Rachel Gassaway.
      Wit: John Dorsey (of John), Wm. Jean, Wm. Aldridge, Caleb Dorsey (of John). 30. 297

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