Honorable Capt. John Dorsey of "Hockley-in-the-Hole"
(Abt 1645-1715)
Pleasance Ely
(Abt 1660-Bef 1734)
Captain Richard Warfield
Elinor Browne
Caleb Dorsey of Hockley in the Hole [son of Capt. John]
Elinor Warfield
Samuel Dorsey [of Caleb]


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Samuel Dorsey [of Caleb] 1 2 3

  • Born: Mar 1712, St. Anne's Parish, Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States)
  • Died: 1739 at age 27

   Another name for Samuel was Samuel Dorsey Jr. [son of Caleb].

  Research Notes:

Died unmarried.

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).'

  Noted events in his life were:

Inherited: "South River Quarter," jointly with his brother Richard, from his grandfather Hon. John Dorsey, 1715. This was a plantation on the South River, a remainder of a tract given to their father Caleb Dorsey.


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.), p. 155.

2 http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi, http://www.rootsweb.com/~mdannear/firstfam/dorsey/d7431.htm#P8034.

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

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