Edward Darcy "the Colonist"
(Abt 1615-Bef 1670)
Ann
(Abt 1609-1690)
Edward Ely
(Abt 1630-)
Honorable Capt. John Dorsey of "Hockley-in-the-Hole"
(Abt 1645-1715)
Pleasance Ely
(Abt 1660-Bef 1734)
Caleb Dorsey of Hockley in the Hole [son of Capt. John]
(1685-1742)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Elinor Warfield

Caleb Dorsey of Hockley in the Hole [son of Capt. John] 1 2 3 4 5

  • Born: 11 Nov 1685, Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States)
  • Marriage (1): Elinor Warfield on 24 Aug 1704 in St. Anne's Parish, Anne Arundel, Maryland, United States
  • Died: 1742, "Hockley-in-the-Hole", St. Anne's Parish, Anne Arundel (Howard), Maryland, (United States) at age 57

  Research Notes:

From Genealogical and Memorial Encyclopedia of the State of Maryland, p. 610:

"The name Dorsey, was pronounced as if spelt 'Dossy,' and in fact it appears, at times, so recorded. It was also written 'Darcy,' from which circumstance a French origin has been claimed for the family; but there is evidence to indicate that the Maryland Dorseys had been located for a time, at least, in Ireland, prior to their arrival in America. That the family bore arms is proved by the seal to the original will (dated January 7, 1742), of Caleb Dorsey, of Anne Arundel county, which displays: 'on a fess between three wolf heads, a lion passant, guardant.'"

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From The Founders of Anne Arundel and Howard Counties, Maryland by J. D. Warfield (Baltimore, 1905), pp. 61-62:
[The will of Hon. John Dorsey reads in part:]

'I give to my two grandsons, Samuel and Richard, of Caleb, my son, my plantation on South River, called "South River Quarter," it being the remainder of a tract given to my son, Caleb. In case of no issue, the same to go to granddaughters, Achsah and Sophia of Caleb.

'To grandson, Basil, of Caleb, my plantation on Elk Ridge, called "Troy." If no issue, to my grandsons, John and Caleb, of Caleb. My son, Caleb, to be my administrator.--JOHN DORSEY. (Seal).'

"Mrs. Pleasance Dorsey became Mrs Robert Wainwright. Her tract, 'The Isle of Ely,' was sold by her grandson, 'Patuxent John Dorsey,' to Basil Dorsey, of Caleb, whose homestead, 'Troy Hill,' was the former residence of Hon. John Dorsey."

  Death Notes:

Source: The Dorsey Family by Maxwell J. Dorsey, Jean Muir Dorsey and Nannie Ball Nimmo,2006, p. 152

  Noted events in his life were:

Resurveyed: "Hockley-in-the-Hole," 1685, Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States).

Received: "Hockley-in-the-Hole" from his father, 1702, Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States).


Caleb married Elinor Warfield, daughter of Captain Richard Warfield and Elinor Browne, on 24 Aug 1704 in St. Anne's Parish, Anne Arundel, Maryland, United States. (Elinor Warfield was born on 10 Jul 1683 and died in 1752.)


Sources


1 Dorsey, Maxwell Jay, Jean Muir Dorsey, Nannie Ball Nimmo, The Dorsey family: descendants of Edward Darcy-Dorsey of Virginia and Maryland for five generations, and allied families (Orig. Pub. M. J. Dorsey, 1946; reprinted by Genealogical Publishing Co., 1997.), pp. 152-155.

2 Spencer, Richard Henry ed, Genealogical and Memorial Encyclopedia of the State of Maryland. (New York: American Historical Society, 1919.), p. 610.

3 Warfield, J. D, The Founders of Anne Arundel and Howard Counties, Maryland. (Baltimore: Kohn & Pollock, 1905), pp. 56-57, 61-62.

4 http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi, http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mdannear/firstfam/dorsey/b7311.htm#P7311.

5 Website:, http://www.mdinns.com/inns/howard.html.


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