Major Edward Dorsey [Jr.] of "Dorsey"
(Abt 1640-After 1704)
Sarah Wyatt
Nicholas Dorsey [son of Col. Edward]
(Abt 1690-Bef 1717)
Frances Hughes
(1692-Abt 1717)
Nicholas Dorsey Jr.
(Abt 1713-Bef 1780)


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1. Sarah Griffith

Nicholas Dorsey Jr. 1 2 3 4

  • Born: Abt 1713, <Anne Arundel>, Maryland, (United States)
  • Marriage (1): Sarah Griffith in 1736
  • Died: Bef 28 May 1780, Baltimore Co., Maryland, (United States)

  Research Notes:

From Revolutionary Patriots of Anne Arundel, p. 53:

"Married Sarah Griffith in 1736 and they had 12 children: Rachel Dorsey, Lindsay, Lydia Dorsey Dorsey, Nicholas Dorsey, Charles Dorsey, Catherine Dorsey wood, Henry Dorsey, Sarah Dorsey, Vachel Dorsey, Lucretia Dorsey Welsh, Frances Dorsey, Capman Warfield, Orlando Dorsey, and Achsah Dorsey Warfield (Ref: R-88, which states that Nicholas was a non-juror in 1779 but may have taken the Oath of Allegiance by 1780 as many non-jurors did to prevent their property from being triple taxed)."


This may not be the same Nicholas Dorsey as listed here:

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); 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, 31 Mar 1769, Baltimore Co., Maryland, (United States).

Probate, 28 May 1780, Baltimore Co., Maryland, (United States).

Nicholas married Sarah Griffith in 1736. (Sarah Griffith was born on 13 May 1718 and died on 1 Sep 1794.)

  Marriage Notes:

Revolutionary Patriots of Anne Arundel, p. 53, gives 1736 as marriage date. Another source has "before 1732."


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. 145.

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


4 Peden, Henry C., Jr, Revolutionary Patriots of Anne Arundel County Maryland (Westminster, MD: Heritage Books, 2006.), p. 53.

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