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

John Hon. Dorsey

Male 1658 - 1715  (57 years)


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  • Name John Hon. Dorsey 
    Born 1658  'Hockley-In-The-Hole', Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 22 Mar 1714/15  'Troy', Baltimore County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I036873  Tree1
    Last Modified 18 Sep 2019 

    Father Edward Dorsey,   b. 1619, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Aug 1659, near Isle of Kent, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 40 years) 
    Mother Ann MNU Dorsey,   d. Abt 1659, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Bef 1646  England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F12356  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Pleasance Ely,   b. 1660, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Feb 1733/34, Anne Arundel County, Maryland - Inventory Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Married Abt 1678  Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Edward Dorsey,   b. Abt 1677,   d. 4 Dec 1703, Anne Arundel County, Maryland - Inventory Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 26 years)
     2. Deborah Dorsey,   b. Abt 1680, St. Anne's Parish, Anne Arundel County. Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1752, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 71 years)
     3. 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)
    Last Modified 18 Sep 2019 
    Family ID F07725  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • 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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      John Dorsey 36B.279 I BA Apr 25 1715
      Appraisers: Thomas Hammond, John Israel.
      Approvers: Richard Clagett, John Dorsey.
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      Hon. John Dorsey, Esq. 36C.274 A BA £1099.8.10 £380.11.3 Apr 11 1716
      Received from: Nicholas Dorsey & Anthony Johnson.
      Payments to: Mr. William Tibbs, John Feeman, Mr. Benjamin Fordham, Mrs. Sarah Sampson, Mr. Chinton, Nicholas Shepard, William Balden.
      List of debts: Dr. John Rattenburry, Roger Reaw, Bryant Diffee.
      Distribution to: Madam Pleasant Dorsey (1/3rd).
      Executor: Caleb Dorsey.
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      Hon. John Dorsey, Esq. 39C.102 A BA £5.12.0 Feb 11 1717
      Received from: John Case, Capt. John Dorsey, James Barnes, John Dorsey (son of Edward Dorsey), Anthony Johnson.
      Payments to: Mr. Browning Elliott, Henry King, John Case, Edward Teale.
      Executor: Mr. Caleb Dorsey.
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      John Dorsey, Esq. 1.231 A AA £1099.8.10 £106.19.7 Oct 29 1718
      of Baltimore County.
      Received from: Mr. Michael Perry, Capt. John Hyde, Mr. Benjamin Hatley, Mr. William Hunt, Mr. Thomas Bond, Mr. John Medford, Mr. Samuell Young, Esq., David Dennis, Anthony Jobson, Joshua Dorsey, Richard Owens.
      Payments to: William Bladen, Esq., Mr. Henry Darnall paid to James Carroll, Mr. Aquila Paca, Charles Carroll, Esq. for land bought of Dr. Mordecai Moore, Philemon Lloyd, Esq.
      Distribution to: widow (unnamed, 1/3).
      Executor: Caleb Dorsey (gentleman).
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      Dorsey, Joshua, A. A. Co., 28th Feb., 1687; 21st June, 1688.
      To wife Sarah,1/3 of estate, real and personal.
      To cousins, John, Samuel, and Matthew Howard, and Sarah
      Dorsey, personalty.
      To only son John, residue of estate, real and personal. Exe.: Brothers Edward and John Dorsey.
      Test: Jno. Rockhould, Thos. Blackwell, Jno. Rockhould, Jr., Joe. Robinson, Edw. Houle. 6. 8
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      Charles Ridgley 25.48 A PG £310.0.1 £308.4.6 Oct 4 1705
      Payments to; Robert Bradly, Capt. Thomas Markin, George Parker, John Greeniffe, Rose White, Jos. Willen, Mr. Charles Carroll, William Taylard, Capt. John Dorsey of Baltimore County.
      Mentions: Capt. John Dorsey (father of administratrix).
      Administratrix: Deborah Ridgley.

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