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

Thomas Beale Dorsey

Male 1727 - 1771  (44 years)


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  • Name Thomas Beale Dorsey 
    Born 18 Jan 1726/27  St. Anne's Parish, Anne Arundel County. Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 13 Nov 1771  St. Anne's Parish, Anne Arundel County. Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I029434  Tree1
    Last Modified 8 Jul 2020 

    Father Caleb Dorsey,   b. 11 Nov 1685, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Oct 1742, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years) 
    Mother Eleanor Warfield,   b. 10 Jul 1683, All Hallows Parish, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jul 1752, Anne Arundel County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years) 
    Married 24 Aug 1704  St. Anne's Parish, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F17895  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Anne Worthington,   b. 1720, St. Anne's Parish, Anne Arundel County. Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Dec 1771, St. Anne's Parish, Anne Arundel County. Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 51 years) 
    Married 1746  St. Anne's Parish, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Sarah Dorsey,   b. 13 Mar 1748/49, St. Anne's Parish, Anne Arundel County. Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1771, Carrollsburgh, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 23 years)
     2. Caleb Dorsey,   b. 13 Mar 1749/50, St. Anne's Parish, Anne Arundel County. Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1775, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 26 years)
     3. John Worthington Dorsey,   b. 8 Oct 1751, St. Anne's Parish, Anne Arundel County. Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Thomas Beale Dorsey,   b. 25 Aug 1758, St. Anne's Parish, Anne Arundel County. Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 8 Jul 2020 
    Family ID F17894  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      DORSEY, Thomas Beale, Anne Arundel co. 28 Oct, 1771; 13 Nov, 1771
      To wife unnamed.
      Children: Caleb, John Worthington Dorsey, Thomas Beale Dorsey, Sarah Merreweather.
      Tracts: "Lower Quarter,' "Crosses Forest" purchased of Thomas Sellman, 'Upper Quarter" purchased of John Sellman and Ely Dorsey.
      Exs. son Caleb and son in law Reuben Merreweather.
      Wit: John Hall, Eli Dorsey, Edward Thompson. 38. 378
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      Mr. Richard Dorsey 75.307 AA 1474.15.11 Dec 2 1761 Dec 31 1761
      Appraisers: Nicholas Worthington.
      Creditors: James Dick, Richard Tootell.
      Next of kin: Bazil Dorsey, Thomas Beale Dorsey.
      Administratrix: Elisabeth Dorsey.
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      Dorsey, Samuel planter, A. A. Co., 26th Aug., 1739 ; 15th Nov., 1739.
      To bros. Basil, John, Caleb, Richard, Edward, Joshua and Thomas Beale Dorsey and to sisters Sophia, Deborah and Mary Dorsey and sister Elinor Todd, entire estate.
      Ex.: Bro. Richard.
      Test: Richard Warfield, Preston Moore, Caleb Dorsey. 22. 102
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      DORSEY, ELENOR, Anne Arundel Co., widow. 14 May, 1752;15 Jul, 1752
      To son Edward Dorsey, slaves; desire profits he makes, to dau. Sophia Gough for her necessities; that Thomas Gough, present husband of sd. dau., shall never have any claim on sd. son.
      After decease of sd. dau., sd. son shall deliver slaves to such of my children as shall be living at the decease of sd. dau. Sophia.
      To dau. Deborah Dorsey, certain slaves.
      To grand-son Henry Woodward, certain slaves.
      To grand-dau. Mary Todd, 10 pounds money.
      To grand-dau. Elenor Dorsey, dau. of son John Dorsey, certain slaves.
      To son Thomas Beale Dorsey, slaves.
      To grand-son Caleb Dorsey, and grand-daus. Ann, Elenor, Elizabeth and Mary Dorsey, son and daus. of son Richard Dorsey, 10 pounds sterl.
      Son John Dorsey, ex.
      Wit: Richard Warfield, Edward Baldwin. 28. 410
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      WOODWARD, HENRY, Anne Arundel Co., gentleman. 18 Sep, 1761; 26 Oct, 1761
      Wife Mary Woodward, to sell my land at public auction, which I purchased of Benj. Tasker, Jr., Esq., dec'd, called Vineyard, which lands adjoin lands conveyed to me by sisters Mary and Elizabeth Woodward; all that my house in Annapolis wherein uncle William Woodward now lives, lands occupied therewith or belonging to same, or which adjoin sd. house.
      I desire my breed of English horses be sold in as short a time, after my decease, as convenient.
      Whereas I have lately advanced very great sums of money to Charles Homewood on a mortgage of his lands, and to raise that money have been obliged to take up considerable sums which remain unpaid and far raising money to pay the same.
      I have directed the sale of sundry lands, which mortgage as my family are now circumstanced, would be equitably and justly divided between 4 daus.
      Devise that in case wife shd. have a son by me, that all lands mortgaged or conveyed to me by Charles Homewood, shall go to him.
      Exs: Wife, mother-in-law Mrs. Rebecca Young, with assistant, friend Thomas Johnson, Jr.
      Wit: T. Weems, Toms. Beale Dorsey, Thos. Johnson, Jr. 31. 465
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      DORSEY, EDWARD, City of Annapolis, Anne Arundel Co., attorney-at-law. 5 May, 1760
      16 Oct, 1760
      To wife, houses and lots in the City of Annapolis, and land near Annapolis called Dorsey; slaves, cattle and etc.
      To sister Sophia Gough, plantation she now lives on.
      To nephew Bazil Dorsey, law books. Balance of lands to daus. Henrietta Maria Dorsey and Elenor Dorsey. Mentions probable unborn child. Mentions 3 daus. Bro. Richard Dorsey, guardian of children, his pt. of the following tracts: Chews Resolution, Manner, Chews Vineyard, pt. of Long Tract, The Gore; all lands I hold as tenements in common with Alex Lawson and Caleb Dorsey, shall go to bro. Caleb Dorsey; my share of the personal stock in iron works with ed. Caleb Dorsey and Alexr. Lawson, he to pay my wife, 100 lbs. sterl.
      To nephew Bazil Dorsey, all lands in Frederick Co.
      To sister Mary Ridgley, all lands in Baltimore Co. Mentions sister Deborah Dorsey, and children of sister Mary Ridgly. Other 1/3 pt. between children of bro. Richard Dorsey, and the children of sister Debcrah Dorsey's children, and children of sister Mary Ridgly, and the children of bros. Richard and Thomas Beal Dorsey. Ex: Bro. Richard Dorsey.
      Wit: Wm. Woodward, Reverdy Ghiselin (?),Wm. Stuart, Geo. Corm.
      1 Nov, 1760: The widow Henrietta Maria Dorsey, of Annapolis, renounced the will. 31. 80
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      Caleb Dorsey 107.317 AA 1274.4.4 Jun 20 1771 Aug 28 1771
      (son of Richard Dorsey)
      Appraisers: Brice Worthington, Nathan Hammond.
      Creditors: Robert Couden, Nicholas Maccubbin.
      Next of kin: Thomas Beale Dorsey, Elisabeth Dorsey.
      Administratrix: Mary Dorsey
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      Elisabeth Dorsey 123.348 AA 318.7.3 Apr 4 1776 Jun 12 1776
      Mentions: Mr. Nicholas Dorsey (son of Henry).
      Appraisers: Caleb Dorsey, Thomas Dorsey.
      Creditors: Nicholas Worthington, Ridgely Warfield.
      Next of kin: Elisha Warfield, John Dorsey (of John).
      Executor: Nicholas Dorsey
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      Anne Arundel County Circuit Court
      Land Surveys and Condominium Plats

      Last Discovery, 48 Acres; Certificate
      Developer/Owner: Dorsey, Thomas Beale 1769 Patent Record BC and GS 40, p. 337 0 0 MSA S 1581-2796
      Last Discovery, 48 Acres; Patent
      Developer/Owner: Dorsey, Thomas Beale 1769 Patent Record BC and GS 38, p. 325 0 0 MSA S 1581-2797
      Last Discovery, Thomas Beal Dorsey, 48 Acres 1769/11/29 Patented Certificate 870 3 0 MSA S 1189-921

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