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John Dorsey, Col.

John Dorsey, Col.

Male 1688 - 1764  (76 years)

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  • Name John Dorsey  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
    Suffix Col. 
    Born 15 Jun 1688  Annapolis, Anne Arundel, Maryland, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1701  Baltimore, Maryland, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Died 13 Nov 1764  Anne Arundel, Maryland, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4, 7, 8, 10
    Buried Ellicott City, Howard, Maryland, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    • First Discovery Plantation , Find A Grave Memorial# 63895766
    Person ID I10031  Gary Storrick's Family
    Last Modified 29 Sep 2018 

    Father Edward Dorsey, Col. Jr.,   b. 1645, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Dec 1705, Baltimore, Maryland, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Sarah Wyatt,   b. 1657, Anne Arundel, Maryland, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1690, Howard, Maryland, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 33 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 1675  Anne Arundel, Maryland, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [11, 12
    Family ID F3705  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Honor Elder,   b. 12 Oct 1689, Annapolis, Anne Arundel, Maryland, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1756, Anne Arundel, Maryland, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years) 
    Married 8 Apr 1708  Anne Arundel, Maryland, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 7, 8, 13
    Children 
     1. Edward Dorsey,   b. 25 Oct 1728, Queen Caroline Parish, Anne Arundel, Maryland, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1788, Anne Arundel, Maryland, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years)  [natural]
     2. Nathan Dorsey,   b. 11 Aug 1731, Elk Ridge Hundred, Anne Arundel, Maryland, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jul 1774, Baltimore, Anne Arundel, Maryland, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 42 years)  [natural]
     3. Susannah Dorsey,   b. 12 Dec 1717, Anne Arundel, Maryland, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1769, Dorseys Grove, Anne Arundel, Maryland, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 51 years)  [natural]
     4. Sarah Anne Dorsey,   b. 15 Oct 1715, Anne Arundel, Maryland, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Mar 1790, Anne Arundel, Maryland, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)  [natural]
     5. Michael Dorsey,   b. 15 Mar 1712, All Hallows Parish, Anne Arundel, Maryland, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Dec 1776, First Discovery, Anne Arundel, Maryland, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)  [natural]
     6. Hannah Dorsey,   b. 26 Aug 1709, Elk Ridge Hundred, Anne Arundel, Maryland, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Sep 1789, Dorseys Grove, Anne Arundel, Maryland, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)  [natural]
     7. Jemima Dorsey,   b. 6 Dec 1720, Hundred, Anne Arundel, Maryland, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1773, Taylors Park, Anne Arundel, Maryland, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years)  [natural]
     8. Honor Dorsey,   b. 1714, Elk Ridge Hundred, Anne Arundel, Maryland, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1791, Anne Arundel, Maryland, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)  [natural]
     9. Vachel Dorsey,   b. 20 Oct 1726, Queen Caroline Parish, Anne Arundel, Maryland, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Mar 1798, Anne Arundel, Maryland, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)  [natural]
     10. Patience Dorsey,   b. 7 May 1722, Elk Ridge Hundred, Anne Arundel, Maryland, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Apr 1747, Anne Arundel, Maryland, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 24 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 29 Sep 2018 
    Family ID F3711  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 15 Jun 1688 - Annapolis, Anne Arundel, Maryland, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1701 - Baltimore, Maryland, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 8 Apr 1708 - Anne Arundel, Maryland, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 13 Nov 1764 - Anne Arundel, Maryland, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Ellicott City, Howard, Maryland, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Hockley in the Hole Sign - John Dorsey
    Hockley in the Hole Sign - John Dorsey
    John Dorsey's Will page 1
    John Dorsey's Will page 1
    Will-Dorsey, Col John; Anne Arundel Gentry Vol 2 pg 21
    Will-Dorsey, Col John; Anne Arundel Gentry Vol 2 pg 21
    Bio-Dorsey, Colonel John; Anne Arundel Gentry Vol 2 pg 20
    Bio-Dorsey, Colonel John; Anne Arundel Gentry Vol 2 pg 20
    John Dorsey's Will page 2
    John Dorsey's Will page 2
    Bio-Dorsey, Colonel John; Anne Arundel Gentry Vol 2 pg 21
    Bio-Dorsey, Colonel John; Anne Arundel Gentry Vol 2 pg 21
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  • Notes 
    • Birth: Jun. 15, 1688
      Anne Arundel County
      Maryland, USADeath: Nov. 13, 1764
      Howard County
      Maryland, USA
      Col. John Dorsey was born on 15 June 1688 at All Hallows Parish in Anne Arundel County, Maryland, to Maj. Edward Dorsey, Jr., and his wife, Sarah Wyatt. His mother died when he was a toddler; he and his siblings were raised by their step-mother, Margaret Larkin.

      In 1700/1, Col. Dorsey was granted an undetermined number of negro slaves and "the plantation that negro Bacon now lives on with 100 acres" by his father and step-mother. In his father's will, proved 27 December 1705, he was bequeathed "the residue of 'Long Reach' (after 100 acre portions were given to two of his brothers) and a lot of silver spoons." Col. Dorsey patented and owned thousands of acres in Maryland, including 1030 acres in Baltimore County.

      Col. Dorsey married Honor Elder, 8 April 1708, at St Anne's Parish in Anne Arundel County. They had ten children:
      1. Hannah Dorsey
      2. Ruth Dorsey
      3. Michael Dorsey, Sr.
      4. Sarah Anne Dorsey
      5. Jemima Dorsey
      6. Susannah Dorsey
      7. Patience Dorsey
      8. Vachel Dorsey
      9. Edward Dorsey
      10. Nathan Dorsey

      Col. John Dorsey died 13 November 1764 or 1767,in Howard County around the age of 78, at home on "First Discovery" in Anne Arundel County, Maryland, and was buried on his property (now part of Howard County, Maryland). The inventory of his estate lists 21 slaves, 47 sheep, 80 hogs and pigs, 13 cows, 16 cattle, and 3 steers. Total value was over £3000.

      Family links:
      Parents:
      Edward Dorsey (1645 - 1705)
      Sarah Wyatt Dorsey (1657 - 1690)

      Spouse:
      Honor Elder Dorsey (1689 - 1756)

      Children:
      Michael Dorsey (1711 - 1776)*
      Sarah Dorsey Howard (1715 - 1791)*

      Siblings:
      Joshua Dorsey (1686 - 1747)*
      John Dorsey (1688 - 1764)
      Nicholas Dorsey (1690 - 1717)*
      Francis Dorsey (1696 - 1750)**

      *Calculated relationship
      **Half-sibling
      Burial:
      First Discovery Plantation
      Ellicott City
      Howard County
      Maryland, USA
      Maintained by: meet Virginia
      Originally Created by: P Fazzini
      Record added: Jan 08, 2011
      Find A Grave Memorial# 63895766

  • Sources 
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    3. [S104] Web: Maryland, Find A Grave Index, 1637-2012, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2012;).

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