Edward Dorsey
(Abt 1678-1701)
Ruth Hill
(Abt 1681-1747)
Captain John "Patuxent John" Dorsey of Dorsey's Search
(Abt 1695-Abt 1761)
Elizabeth <Brown>
(Abt 1703-Between 1775/1777)
Benjamin Dorsey


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1. Sarah Dorsey

Benjamin Dorsey 1 2 3

  • Born: 1741, Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States)
  • Marriage (1): Sarah Dorsey

  Research Notes:

From The Dorsey Family, p. 142:

"The will of John Dorsey Jr. made May 15, 1761... left: To... son Benjamin Dorsey, 100 acres of Long Reach, and also all land taken by a warrant of Resurvey adjoining Dorsey's Search, and 248 acres, part of a tract called Partnership as laid out by Joseph Plummer...
To Lucy, Samuel and Benjamin Dorsey, as much of my estate as will make their parts equal to the part I have already given my daughters that are married...
Exrs: wife Elizabeth and son Bazil Dorsey...

[The will of Elizabeth Dorsey] made January 25, 1775 and proved March 23, 1777 left:

To daughter Lucy Dorsey, 2 negroes and personalty
All personal estate to be sold and debts paid and remainder of money divided equally among nine children, Ely, Basil, Benjamin, John, Samuel, Deborah, and Lucy Dorsey, Ruth Talbot, and Rachel Ridgely
Exrs: daughter Lucy Dorsey and nephew John Dorsey
Test: Samuel Brown Jr., Sara Brown, Rachel Todd (Wills 41, f. 421)"

  Noted events in his life were:

Inherited: 248 acres of the 1475-acre tract "Dorsey's Partnership" from his father, Abt Aug 1761, Frederick, Maryland, (United States).

Inherited: 100 acres of "Long Reach" from his father, Abt Aug 1761.

Inherited: "all land taken by a warrant of Resurvey adjoining Dorsey's Search" from his father, Abt Aug 1761.

Benjamin married Sarah Dorsey, daughter of Colonel Henry Dorsey and Elizabeth Worthington. (Sarah Dorsey was born on 22 Apr 1746 in Christ Church, Queen Caroline Parish, Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States).)


1 http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi, http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=wjohn55447&id=I57841.

2 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.), p. 142.

3 http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi, http://www.rootsweb.com/~mdannear/firstfam/dorsey/d4309.htm.

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