Elizabeth <Brown>
(Abt 1703-Between 1775/1777)


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1. Captain John "Patuxent John" Dorsey of Dorsey's Search

Elizabeth <Brown> 1 2 3

  • Born: Abt 1703, Maryland, (United States)
  • Marriage (1): Captain John "Patuxent John" Dorsey of Dorsey's Search about 1720 in Maryland, United States
  • Died: Between 1775 and 1777, Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States)

  Research Notes:

http://www.srdunn.net/Steve%20Dunn.pdf has d. abt 1777.

From The Dorsey Family, p. 142:

"The will of John Dorsey Jr. made May 15, 1761... left: To... wife, her thirds. Remainder to be equally divided
Exrs: wife Elizabeth and son Bazil Dorsey

The maiden name of Elizabeth Dorsey, widow of Capt. John, is unknown.

Her will 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)"

  Noted events in her life were:

Probate: Estate probated, 23 Mar 1777, Anne Arundel, Maryland, United States.

Will: Signed will, 25 Jan 1775.

Elizabeth married Captain John "Patuxent John" Dorsey of Dorsey's Search, son of Edward Dorsey and Ruth Hill, about 1720 in Maryland, United States. (Captain John "Patuxent John" Dorsey of Dorsey's Search was born about 1695 in Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States) and died about Aug 1761 in "Dorsey's Search", (Ellicott City), Anne Arundel (Howard), Maryland, (United States).)


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. 142.

2 http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi, http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=marykl&id=I155709.

3 Website:, http://www.srdunn.net/Steve%20Dunn.pdf.

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