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
Richard Dorsey


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1. Elizabeth Beale

Richard Dorsey 1 2

  • Born: 10 Jun 1714, St. Anne's Parish, Anne Arundel, Maryland, United States
  • Marriage (1): Elizabeth Beale before Nov 1735
  • Died: 7 Sep 1760, Anne Arundel, Maryland, United States at age 46

  Research Notes:

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...
.--JOHN DORSEY. (Seal).'

  Birth Notes:

4. F. Edward Wright. Anne Arundel County Church Records of the 17th and 18th Centuries. Family Line Publications, Westminster, MD.
(from http://www.rootsweb.com/~mdannear/firstfam/dorsey/d7435.htm#P7435)

  Noted events in his life were:

Inherited: "South River Quarter," jointly with his brother Samuel, 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.

Richard married Elizabeth Beale before Nov 1735.


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/d7435.htm#P7435.

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