Col. Richard Dorsey 1 2 3 4
- Born: 6 Dec 1756, Christ Church, Queen Caroline Parish, Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States)
- Marriage (1): Anne Wayman on 22 Feb 1796 in Montgomery Co, Maryland, United States
- Died: 11 May 1826, <Anne Arundel>, Maryland, United States at age 69
From Revolutionary Patriots of Anne Arundel, p. 54:
"Married Ann Wayman in 1796 in Montgomery County (lived in Anne Arundel) and had 12 children: Mortimer Dorsey, Eliza Dorsey Norris Hobbs, Caroline Dorsey Wheeler Hood, John Dorsey, Caleb Dorsey, Richard Dorsey, Louisa Dorsey Hood, Mary Dorsey Gist, Hanson Dorsey, achsah Dorsey Ridgely, Henry Dorsey, and Septimus Dorsey. Richard was a Private in Capt. William Marbury's Company of Artillery in 1777-1778. Served in Col. Moses Rawlings' Regiment, and was wounded and taken prisoner at the battle of Fort Washington in 1780 (Ref: R-186, R-187, R-188, R-189, F-442, T-278)."
From The Dorsey Family, p. 158:
"The will of John Dorsey made April 8, 1765 and proved in 1765 left:
To sons John Dorsey, Richard Dorsey and their heirs to be equally divided, the tracts Dorsey's Range, the Addition to Dorsey's Range, Duvall's Range, the Defendant, Mineral Hill, and part of a tract What's Left, and also a parcel of land that Philemon Dorsey is to convey to me, and if either die without heirs, the whole to go to survivor and if both should die without heirs to be divided among other children
To son Caleb Dorsey, 3 negroes
To daughters Elinor Stringer, Achsah Dorsey, Ann Dorsey, Elizabeth Dorsey, and sons John Dorsey and Richard Dorsey, 150 pounds Sterling and 1 negro each
To granddaughters Elizabeth Dorsey and Mary Stringer, 1 negro each
To wife Elizabeth, 200 pounds Sterling, 8 negroes, one-third of estate
Exrs: wife Elizabeth and son Caleb Dorsey, empowered to sell house and lot in Frederick Town (Wiulls 35, f 258)
...The will of Elizabeth Dorsey made May 3, 1802 and proved December 10, 1803 left:
To son Richard Dorsey, one-half of a tract of land in Anne Arundel County
To orphan children of son John, remainder of tract of land
To son Richard Dorsey in trust, all lands in Montgomery County, which I derive from my brother Joshua Dorsey, to be held by said Richard for the use and benefit of daughter Elizabeth Boggess during her natural life and after her death to granddaughter Elizabeth Dorsey Boggess
To grandchildren Mortimer and Eliza Anne, children of son Richard, Caleb and Peggy Dorsey, children of son John, and Ellen stringer, daughter of daughter Eleanor, personalty
To son Richard Dorsey, all other property
Exr: son Richard Dorsey (A.A. Co. Wills J.C. No. 2, f. 259)"
From Inhabitants of Baltimore County, pp. 16-23:
"INDEX TO AQUILA HALL'S ASSESSMENT LEDGER, 1762-1765
Aquila Hall was High Sheriff of Baltimore County and after Harford County separated from Baltimore County in 1773 he was appointed Colonel of Militia and one of the Lord Justices of the new county of Harford from 1774 to 1779. While serving as Sheriff of Baltimore County he compiled a tax assessment ledger of 145 pages which named 1,380 persons, their land tracts, and their assessments... Its index contains the following names...
"William Cockey,... Joshua Cockey,... Edward Cockey,... John Hammond Dorsey,... Caleb Dorsey, Bazil Dorsey, Edward Dorsey,... Caleb Dorsey,... Richard Dorsey,...John Dorsey,...Samuel Owings,... John Owings, Joshua Owings,... Sarah Owings,... Stephen Owings,... Samuel Owings,... Elijah Owings,... Henry Owings,... Christopher Randell,... John Ridgley,... Charles Ridgley, Jr.,... Capt. John Stinchcombe,... Nathan Stinchcombe,... Edmund Talbott, Thomas Talbott,... Philip Thomas,... Edward Talbott,... Samuel Underwood,... Benjamin Wells,... James Wells,... William Wells, James Wells, Jr.,... Charles Wells,... Elex Wells..."
Richard married Anne Wayman, daughter of John Wayman Sr. and Ann Warfield, on 22 Feb 1796 in Montgomery Co, Maryland, United States. (Anne Wayman died on 29 Jun 1830 in Anne Arundel, Maryland, United States.)