Edward Dorsey
(Abt 1678-1701)
Ruth Hill
(Abt 1681-1747)
Lancelot Todd [Jr.]
Elizabeth <Rockhold>
Captain Edward Dorsey
(Abt 1701-Bef 1767)
Sarah Todd
(-After 1767)
Edward Dorsey Jr.
(Abt 1725-Bef 1782)


Family Links

1. Deborah Macubbin

Edward Dorsey Jr. 1 2 3

  • Born: Abt 1725
  • Marriage (1): Deborah Macubbin
  • Died: Bef 6 Jul 1782, <Baltimore>, Maryland, (United States)

  Research Notes:

From Revolutionary Patriots of Anne Arundel, p. 48:

"DORSEY, EDWARD (OF EDWARD), died by July 6, 1782. Son of Edward Dorsey and Sarah Todd. Married Deborah Maccubbin (?) and had 11 children: Ely Dorsey, Benjamin Dorsey, Rhesaw Dorsey, John Lawrence Dorsey, Sophia Dorsey Dorsey, Elizabeth Dorsey Dorsey, Edward Dorsey, Rachel Dorsey Glover, Sarah Dorsey Talbot, Deborah Dorsey Wilson , and Leaven Dorsey. 'Edward Dorsey, Jr.' was one of the petitioners to the Convention of Maryland to form an independent rifle company in July, 1776 (Ref: B-3). 'Edward Dorsey, of Edward' took the Oath of Allegiance before Hon. John Dorsey in 1778 (Ref: B-3, 26, R-127)."


From The Dorsey Family, pp. 144-145:

"On December 5, 1745, Edward Dorsey gave 2 negro girls to his daughter Elizabeth Dorsey (Balt. Co. Deeds T.B. No. E, f. 3)...

The will of Edward Dorsey made April 14, 1764 and probated in 1767 left:

To son Edward Dorsey, 200 acres land part of Dorsey's Inheritance devised to wife Sarah, to be his after her death or marriage, and wearing apparell, and on condition that he discharge two bonds, one to Charles Carrol and the other to John Brice

To son Lancelot Dorsey, 50 acres, Baltimore County, which I had of his brother Edward

To son John Dorsey, 230 acres part of Dorsey's Inheritance including the plantation where he now lives and 79 acres before deeded to him which adjoins his plantation, his mother to have use of the small meadow and Tobacco house which is on the land

To son Charles Dorsey, 40 acres of land in Baltimore County, adjoining his plantation taken up in a survey made by his father (the testator), John Gillis and Edward Dorsey of John

To sons Ely Dorsey and Richard Dorsey, remainder of lands lying in Baltimore County being part of Ely's Lot and part of Belly Ache Thicket to be equally divided between them, appoint Vachel Dorsey to divide same

To daughter Ruth Dorsey, 1 shilling

To daughter Sarah Gassawy, 1 shilling

To Ely Dorsey, one negro boy named Will

To Richard Dorsey, one negro boy named Jem

To wife Sarah, personal estate, during widowhood, but if she should marry then to be equally divided between 3 youngest sons, Charles Ely, Richard.

Whereas I have reason to believe there is a great deal of iron ore on the 200 acres devised to son Edward, and if so, the profits of the ore are to be divided amonst the six sons

Exrs: sons John and Ely Dorsey (Wills, 36, f. 109)

The inventory of the estate of Capt. Edward Dorsey was taken November 30, 1767. The relations were Richard Dorsey and Thomas Dorsey. (Invts. 99, f. 155)..."


This is probably the Edward Dorsey who appears in the following lists:

From Inhabitants of Baltimore County 1763-1774, pp. 7-8:


"[Among those listed are:]
...Dorsey, Charles
Dorsey, Lanslot
Dorsey, Andrew
Dorsey, Edward
Dorsey, John, Qtrs...."

Ibid., pp. 57-60:
From Inhabitants of Baltimore County 1763-1774, 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); Jamees Riley; John Highnmarsh; Timothy Philips...

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

Ibid., pp.102-104:


[Among those listed are:]

…Dorsey's Forge - 25…*Edward Dorsey.

He is probably NOT either Edward Dorsey found here:

Ibid., pp. 27-41:


"The petitions for and against the removal of the county seat of Baltimore County from Joppa to Baltimore Town in 1768 are discussed at length in the Archives of Maryland, Vol. 61 (Appendix). Notices were posted in January, 1768 at the door of the courthouse in Joppa, at the church door of St. Paul's Parish, at the church door of St. Thomas' Parish, at the church door of St. John's Parish, at the church door of St. George's Parish, at the door of the chapel of St. George's Parish, at the door of the chapel of St. John's Parish, and at the house called St. Thomas' Chapel in St. Thomas' Parish, by Absalom Butler and sworn to before the Honorable Benjamin Rogers. Notices were printed in English and German. Tabulations indicate that 2,271 voted for the removal of the courthouse, and 901 voted against it. (It should be noted that some signatures are missing due to the disintegration of the paper, and there also appears to be some who signed more than once.) Five years later, Harford County separated from Baltimore County and set up its court house at Bush (Harford Town) in 1774 and at Bel Air in 1782.


"…Edward Dorsey (of BC), Nicholas Dorsey, Jr….Edward Talbot… Vachel Dorsey... Christopher Owings, Richard Owings... William Arnold… Edward Dorsey (son John)... Lancelott Dorsey, Charles Dorsey (son Nathan), Ely Dorsey... Henry Dorsey... James Dorsey… Charles Dorsey… Nicholas Dorsey, Sr…. (Petition endorsed by George Ogg)

  Death Notes:

May have died in 1782

  Noted events in his life were:

• Probate: of his estate, 6 Jul 1782, Baltimore Co., Maryland, (United States).

Edward married Deborah Macubbin, daughter of Zachariah Macubbin and Unknown.


1 http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi, http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mdannear/firstfam/dorsey/b7904.htm#P7904.

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.), pp. 144-145.

3 Peden, Henry C., Jr, Inhabitants of Baltimore County 1763-1774. (Westminster, MD: Family Line Publications, 1989.).

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