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)
Capt. Basil Dorsey
(Abt 1745-Bef 1799)


Family Links

1. Hannah Crockett
2. Tabitha Richardson

Capt. Basil Dorsey 1 2 3

  • Born: Abt 1745, Queen Caroline Parish, Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States)
  • Marriage (1): Hannah Crockett before 1757 in Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States)
  • Marriage (2): Tabitha Richardson on 25 Mar 1782 in Frederick Co., Maryland, United States
  • Died: Bef 27 Aug 1799, Frederick, Maryland, United States

   Another name for Basil was Basil Dorsey Jr.

  Research Notes:

From The Dorsey Family, p. 142:

"[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)"


From Revolutionary Patriots of Anne Arundel, p. 47:

"DORSEY, BASIL (1745, Anne Arundel County - July, 1799, Frederick County). Son of John and Elizabeth Dorsey. He married Hannah Crockett in 1768. Served as Captain of Militia on December 28, 1776, in the Linganore Hundred Battalion of Frederick County; resigned his commission in 1777 (Ref: R-126, T-276)."

The Basil Dorsey below may not be this individual.

From Inhabitants of Baltimore County 1763-1774, pp. 16-23:


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 Sorsey,...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..."

Ibid., pp. 57-60:


[Among those listed are:]

Dorsey, Edward; Edward Dorsey; John Goodlan; Wm. Shavens; William Price; Joseph Holdin; Comfort

Dorsey, Basel (Qtr.); Thomas Gilbert; Henry Gilbert

Dorsey, Caly

Dorsey, Nicholas; Abrim, Soloman

Dorsey, Charles (of Nich.); Joseph Chapman; John Carter; John Langley; George Miller; Absilam Frisel

Dorsey, Nicholas Jr.; William Aston; John Martin; Thomas Miller

Dorsey, John (Qtr.); Ka(?)es Conener; Edward Gattle; Thomas Giffiry; John Poe; John Mikes; John Cocks; Richard Williams; Harry Cater Cub

Dorsey, Ely (Qtr.); John Randle; Will; Joe

Dorsey, Ely

Owings, Richard (son of Samuel); James Riley;l John Highnmarsh; Timothy Philips

Wilmoth, John (Qtr); Jiry; Bess; Dinis Downey

"On Reverse side: Delaware Hundred Taxes 462 examined by JSH. The Hole Amount of Taxes is 501: Richard Owings, son of Sam."


  Noted events in his life were:

Will: Signed will, 7 Aug 1799, Frederick Co., Maryland, United States.

Probate, 27 Aug 1799, <Anne Arundel>, Maryland, United States.

Basil married Hannah Crockett, daughter of John Crockett and Unknown, before 1757 in Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States). (Hannah Crockett died before 1782.)

Basil next married Tabitha Richardson on 25 Mar 1782 in Frederick Co., Maryland, United States. (Tabitha Richardson died in 1816 in Frederick Co., Maryland, United States.)

  Marriage Notes:

Source: The Dorsey Family by Maxwell J. Dorsey, Jean Muir Dorsey and Nannie Ball Nimmo,2006, p. 142.


1 http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi, http://www.rootsweb.com/~mdannear/firstfam/dorsey/d25484.htm#P25484.

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.

3 http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi, http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=mrmarsha&id=I36904.

4 Peden, Henry C., Jr, Revolutionary Patriots of Anne Arundel County Maryland (Westminster, MD: Heritage Books, 2006.), p. 47.

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