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)
Rachel Dorsey
(Abt 1746-Bef 1792)


Family Links

1. William Hall
2. Major Henry Ridgely

Rachel Dorsey 1 2

  • Born: Abt 1746, Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States)
  • Marriage (1): William Hall
  • Marriage (2): Major Henry Ridgely in 1773 in Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States)
  • Died: Bef 17 Aug 1792, Anne Arundel, Maryland, United States

   Another name for Rachel was Rachel Ridgely.

  Research Notes:

Second wife of Henry Ridgely.

From The Dorsey Family, p. 142:

"The will of John Dorsey Jr. made May 15, 1761... left: To ... William Hall of Elk Ridge, all the residue of Partnership
To daughter Rachel Hall, 10 pounds current money in full for her part...

[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 her life were:

Probate, 17 Aug 1792.

Rachel married William Hall. (William Hall died in 1770.)

Rachel next married Major Henry Ridgely, son of Henry Ridgely III and Elizabeth Warfield, in 1773 in Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States). (Major Henry Ridgely was born on 17 May 1728 in Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States) and died on 28 Jun 1791 in 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=mrmarsha&id=I45449.

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.

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