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

Basil Dorsey

Male 1705 - 1763  (58 years)


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  • Name Basil Dorsey 
    Birth 25 Jul 1705  St. Anne's Parish, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Death 26 Aug 1763  Queen Caroline Parish, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I29456  Tree1
    Last Modified 22 Apr 2024 

    Father Caleb Dorsey,   b. 11 Nov 1685, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this locationd. Oct 1742, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 56 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Eleanor Warfield,   b. 10 Jul 1683, All Hallows Parish, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 15 Jul 1752, Anne Arundel County, Maryland - probate Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 69 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Marriage 24 Aug 1704  St. Anne's Parish, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F19446  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Sarah Worthington,   b. 2 Feb 1716, Queen Caroline Parish, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 9 Mar 1774, Anne Arundel County, Maryland - probate Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 58 years) 
    Marriage Abt 1731  Queen Caroline Parish, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Sarah Worthington Dorsey,   b. Abt 1733, ueen Caroline Parish, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this locationd. Between Dec 1768 and Dec 1769, All Hallows Parish, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location (Age ~ 35 years)  [Father: natural]
     2. Thomas Dorsey,   b. 1735, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 1790, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 55 years)  [Father: natural]
     3. Basil Dorsey,   b. Bef 1739, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 15 May 1762, Anne Arundel County, Maryland - inventory Find all individuals with events at this location (Age > 23 years)  [Father: natural]
     4. Ariana Dorsey,   b. 1749, Baltimore County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 22 Mar 1798, Baltimore County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 49 years)  [Father: natural]
    Family ID F13221  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Last Modified 22 Apr 2024 

  • Notes 
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      DORSEY, BASIL, Anne Arundel Co. 31 May, 1763; 29 Sep, 1763
      To wife Sarah Dorsey, 1/3 of land I now live on.
      To son Thomas Dorsey, land and house at Elkridge Landing; at his decease, to son Dennis Dorsey. If no hrs., to my daus. that may survive him, tract called Hobson's Choice; pt. of tract called Altogether, which I bought of son Thomas Dorsey, by him of Lancelott Dorsey, also 7 slaves.
      To dau. Sarah Burgess, slaves.
      To grand-dau. Achsah Burgess, one slave.
      To grandchildren Sarah and Basil Burgess, slaves.
      To dau. Ariana Dorsey, slaves.
      To dau. Eleanor Dorsey, 7 slaves.
      To dau. Elizabeth Dorsey, slaves.
      To 3 daus. Ariana, Elenor and Elizabeth, all land that I bought of John Howard, son of Gideon Howard, called Howard's Range, and Resurvey of Howard's Range; lands I bought of bro. Edward called Middle Way; land I bought of William Purdy, called Howard's Rest, to be equally divided between them. I promised John Carmach that he shd. have the land I bought of Nicholas Ridgly Warfield, called Walnut Ridge, on his paying the purchase money, with legal interest, shd. he still be inclined to do it.
      To be applied for education of son Dennis Dorsey, 200 lbs. Remainder of estate, to 5 children: Thomas, Dennis, Araina, Elenor and Elizabeth Dorsey, to be equally divided between them. Ex: Son Thomas Dorsey.
      Wit: John Dorsey, son of Caleb Dorsey, Joshua Dorsey, Joh. Hawkins.
      24 Oct, 1763: The widow, Sarah Dorsey, elected to have her thirds. 31. 1007
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      Basil Dorsey 84.291 AA £3227.14.0 Jan 10 1764 Aug 16 1764
      Appraisers: H. Griffith, Michael Dorsey.
      Mentions: Eleanor Sheridine, Elisabeth Dorsey.
      Executor: Thomas 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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      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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      Richard Dorsey 5.20 D AA £1309.16.9 Apr 8 1767
      Sureties: Basil Dorsey, John Dorsey.
      Distribution to: Representatives unknown to this Office.
      Administratrix: Elisabeth Dorsey.

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