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
Thomas Beale Dorsey


Family Links

1. Anne Worthington

Thomas Beale Dorsey 1 2 3 4

  • Born: 18 Jan 1727, "Hockley-in-the-Hole", St. Anne's Parish, Anne Arundel (Howard), Maryland, (United States)
  • Marriage (1): Anne Worthington in 1746
  • Died: 1771, <Wyatt's Harbour>, Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States) at age 44

   Another name for Thomas was Thomas Beal Dorsey.

  Research Notes:

Youngest son of Caleb Dorsey.

From http://www.mdinns.com/inns/howard.html:

"Thomas Beale Dorsey was the youngest child of Caleb and Elinor, born at Hockley-in-the Hole in 1727. In 1746, he married Anne Worthington, daughter of John Worthington II and his first wife, Helen Hammond. Thomas Beale Dorsey, his wife and children lived at Wyatt's Harbour which is now known as Sherwood Forest near Annapolis. Judge Thomas Beale Dorsey built Mount Hebron in Ellicott City in the 19th century. He successfully petitioned for Howard County to become the 21st county in Maryland. His home now near Mount Hebron Church was on the Decorator Showcase tour in l996."

  Noted events in his life were:

Will: Signed will, 28 Oct 1771, Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States).

Probate, 13 Nov 1771, Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States).

Thomas married Anne Worthington, daughter of John Worthington II and Helen Hammond, in 1746.


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 Warfield, J. D, The Founders of Anne Arundel and Howard Counties, Maryland. (Baltimore: Kohn & Pollock, 1905), p. 151.

3 http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi, http://www.rootsweb.com/~mdannear/firstfam/dorsey/d34884.htm#P34884.

4 Website:, http://www.mdinns.com/inns/howard.html.

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