Edward Darcy "the Colonist"
(Abt 1615-Bef 1670)
(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)
Deborah Dorsey
(Abt 1685-Bef 1752)


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1. Charles Ridgely "the Planter"

Deborah Dorsey 1 2 3 4

  • Born: Abt 1685
  • Marriage (1): Charles Ridgely "the Planter"
  • Died: Bef 1752

  Research Notes:

From Side-Lights on Maryland History, vol. 2, pp. 212-213:

"This Charles Ridgely married Deborah Dorsey, the daughter of Honorable John Dorsey and Pleasance Ely. Of this lady the family records say between her name and her disposition there was no similarity."


From Wikipedia - Charles Ridgely II :

"Charles II, was the son of Charles Ridgely I , "Charles The Planter" (ca. 1670-1705) and Deborah Dorsey (ca. 1685-1752)."

From http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~paxson/southern/dorsey.html:

"Deborah Dorsey3, only daughter of John and Pleasance (Ely) Dorsey, was born in the 1680s. She married first Charles RIDGELY , and they lived in Prince George's County. Charles died in 1705 leaving her with two young sons. The three of them went to live with Deborah's parents in Baltimore County. She filed the administration of her late husband's estate on 14 October 1705.[35]

"In 1706/7 Deborah married Richard CLAGETT (1681-1752).[36] They resided at his plantation "Croome", a large estate in Prince George's County, which he had inherited from his father, Captain Thomas Clagett (d. 1703). Thomas had married Sarah PATTERSON of London, who may have been the sister of Martha Patterson, the mother of Charles Ridgely. Thomas and Sarah Clagett were appointed guardians 12/1692 for Martha Ridgely, Jr., Charles's sister. Thomas had emigrated from England by 1670 to Calvert County, then by 1699 resided in Prince George's County. Thomas was a Captain in the militia, owned over 2,000 acres, and opposed the Revolution in 1689.[37]

"Richard a Land Commissioner for Prince George's County.[38]

"Richard's will was dated 27 October 1752 and proved 7 December 1752. As he did not mention Deborah, she probably predeceased him.[39]

"Children of Deborah and her first husband, Charles Ridgely:[40]

Charles Ridgely4, b. ca. 1700/1; m. (1) Rachel HOWARD ; m. (2) Elizabeth (__); m (3) Lydia (WARFIELD) STRINGER, widow of Samuel. Inherited the Negro boy Saxon from his grandfather, John Dorsey. He also was to receive 4 cows and calves and 30 sterling when he reached the age of 21.

William Ridgely, b. ca. 1702/3; m. Elizabeth DUVALL. He and his brother inherited from their grandfather, John Dorsey, "White Wine and Claret" on the south side of the middle branch of the Patuxent in Baltimore County. He also inherited from his grandfather, John Dorsey, the Negro girl Juno, and was to receive 4 cows and calves and 30 sterling when he reached the age of 21.

"Children of Deborah and her second husband, Richard CLAGETT:[41]

Martha Clagett, b. before 1714; d. before 1752; m. __ TUBMAN of St. Mary's Co. Inherited the Negro girl Sarah from her grandfather, John Dorsey.

Elinor Clagett, b. before 1714; m. 9 May 1730 Rev. John EVERSFIELD. He was b. in Eng., educated at Oxford, ordained, came to Md. where Lord Baltimore gave him parish of St. Paul's in what is now Prince George's Co. He was rector there for nearly 50 years, and oversaw construction of the present brick building, St. Thomas's. Elinor inherited the Negro girl Hagar from her grandfather, John Dorsey.

Edward Clagett, b. ca. 1706; m. Eleanor (Bowie) BROOKE, daughter of John BOWIE, Sr., and widow of Benjamin Brooke, son of Col. Thomas and his second wife, Barbara (Dent) . Eleanor m(3) __ SKINNER of Baltimore Co.[42] Inherited the Negro girl Beck from his grandfather, John Dorsey.

Richard Clagett, b. after 1714; d. before 7 Dec. 1752[43]; m. Lucy KEENE, daughter of Richard.

[the Rev.] Samuel Clagett, b. after 1714; m. (1) Elizabeth GANTT; their son Richard Dorsey Clagett was b. 24 Apr. 1749; Samuel m. (2) Ann BROWN, daughter of Gustavus Brown of Port Tobacco, Charles Co.

Mary Clagett, b. after 1714; d. 15 Oct. 1792; m. Jeremiah BERRY, b. 1712, son of Benjamin and Mary (HILLEARY). Jeremiah d. 3 Apr. 1769. They resided at "Marlborough Plains" near Upper Marlborough. 5 sons and 2 daughters.[44]"

Deborah married Charles Ridgely "the Planter", son of Honorable Robert Ridgely of St. Inigoe's Creek and Martha Darnall. (Charles Ridgely "the Planter" was born about 1670 in St. Inigoes, St. Mary's Co., Maryland, (United States) and died in 1705 in Prince George's Co., Maryland, (United States).)


1 Website - Genealogy, http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~paxson/southern/dorsey.html.

2 http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi, http://www.rootsweb.com/~mdannear/firstfam/dorsey/d8018.htm#P8018.

3 Richardson, Hester Dorsey, Side-Lights on Maryland History with Sketches of Early Maryland Families. (Vol. 2. Baltimore: Williams and Wilkins, 1913.), pp. 212-213.

4 Wikipedia.org, Charles Ridgely II.

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