(Abt 1609-1690)


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1. Edward Darcy "the Colonist"


  • Born: Abt 1609
  • Marriage (1): Edward Darcy "the Colonist" about 1638 in <Virginia, (United States)>
  • Died: 21 Jan 1690, Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States) about age 81 1

  Research Notes:

Not to be confused with Ann Howard, daughter of Matthew Howard and Anne Hall, as the dates make such a relationship impossible.


Some researchers have inaccurately listed her as Ann, daughter of Matthew HOWARD. While Matthew HOWARD did have a daughter named Ann, there is record of her husband being James GRENEFFE, who mentions wife Ann, "brother John HOWARD" and "brother Samuel HOWARD" in his will. (1c) She may have been the daughter of Humphrey BACHE of London, and the aunt of Elizabeth HARRIS, of Quaker fame. (2) Bef. 1646. England.


From :

37. Ann ---- was Quaker in 1658 in State of Virginia.27 A letter from 1658 "for Elizabeth Harris signifieing, a good fruite of hir labours there for the Lord, wch heare ensueth:" Elizabeth Harris, Deare hearte; I salute thee in ye tender love of the father wch mooved in thee towards ye goode of god in us wch had longe leynn hid and bin made a pray upon by the dragon (who) first made ware with ye lambes and by his subteleties overcame but when ye apoynted time of the father was come he fulfiled the good word of his grace wch he spake by his sperit concereining his sonn, yt he would not leave his soule in grave nor suffer his holy one to see corruption it being impossible yet he could be houlden under of deth but by the powre of his resurreccion in mee, hee hath brocken those bonds and hath manifested that blessed life in his son whome hee hath raysed from the ded, wherein the second deth has no powre..." The writer of the letter goes on ..."God hath made my wife partakers with mee and haith established our heartes in his feare, & likewise Ann Dorsey in a more larger measure, hir husband I hope abideth faithfull in his measure likewise." [P15] An (Ann) Dorcey had apparently been requested to "visett An James." [P16] "We read every particuler, thy letter & the rest of the letters from the others of our friends therein att ye reading where of the measures of God in us who were together then present who were Edward Dorcy & his wife..." Ann Dorsey, wife of Edward is thought to have outlived her husband, and to have returned to their former home in Virginia, for no further record is found of her in Maryland. It seems reasonable to suppose that their children were born in Virginia. Edward DORSEY and Ann ----

  Noted events in her life were:

Converted: to Quakerism, Abt 1658.

Ann married Edward Darcy "the Colonist", son of Edward Darcy [uncertain] and Unknown, about 1638 in <Virginia, (United States)>. (Edward Darcy "the Colonist" was born about 1615 in <Hockley, Middlesex, England>, christened in 1619 in <England>,2 died before Nov 1670 in <Maryland>, (United States) and was buried in Virginia, (United States).)


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