Honorable Robert Ridgely of St. Inigoe's Creek
Martha Darnall
Honorable Capt. John Dorsey of "Hockley-in-the-Hole"
(Abt 1645-1715)
Pleasance Ely
(Abt 1660-Bef 1734)
Charles Ridgely "the Planter"
(Abt 1670-1705)
Deborah Dorsey
(Abt 1685-Bef 1752)
William Ridgely
(1702-Bef 1759)


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1. Elizabeth Ridgely

William Ridgely 1

  • Born: 1702, Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States)
  • Marriage (1): Elizabeth Ridgely about 1720 in Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States)
  • Died: Bef 11 Nov 1759, Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States)

  Research Notes:

From The Founders of Anne Arundel and Howard Counties, Maryland by J. D. Warfield (Baltimore, 1905), pp. 61-62:
[The will of Hon. John Dorsey reads, in part:]

'To my grandsons, Charles and William Ridgely, of Deborah, my tract called "White Wine and Claret," south side of the middle branch of the Patuxent. If they leave no issue, to go to Martha, Elinor and Edward Clagett...--JOHN DORSEY. (Seal).'
From http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=mrmarsha&id=I31401 :

William Ridgeley AA Will written June 15, 1755 and probated 11nov 1759:
To son SAMUEL RIDGELY 20 shillings
To son WILLIAM RIDGELY part of White Wine and Claret on which my dwelling Plantation now stands, 50 acres Make Delight, tract called Silence in Frederick County
To son CHARLES RIDGELY, part of White Wine and Claret called Lower Body, also 5 other tracts in Frederick County, Hobson's Choice, Jone's Addition, Round About Hills, Paccoson, and Ridgely's Ridge
To daughters MARTHA, MARGARET, DEBORAH, ELIZABETH, now wives of Henry Gaither, Samuel Farmer, Lancelot Dorsey. Aquilla Duvall, 5 pounds current money.
Rest of estate not disposed of to be divided among 9 children namely:
Exr's. John Ridgely and wife Elizabeth
William Ridgeley 3.22 D AA 1064.15.0 Sep 13 1759
Sureties: Lewis Duvall, Greenbury Ridgeley.
Legatees: Martha (daughter), Margaret (daughter), Deborah (daughter), Elisabeth (daughter) wife of Henry Gaither, Samuel Farmer, Lancelot Dorsey, Aquilla Duvall, Samuel Ridgeley (son), William Ridgeley (son), Charles (son).
Distribution to: Widow (unnamed, 1/3). Residue to 9 children (equally): William, Charles, Rachel, Mary, Eleanor, Ann, Sarah, Delilah, Asenah.
Executrix: Elisabeth Ridgley.

  Noted events in his life were:

Inherited: "White Wine and Claret," jointly with his brother Charles, from his grandfather Hon. John Dorsey, 1715, Baltimore Co., Maryland, (United States). This tract was located on the south side of the middle branch of the Patuxent.

William married Elizabeth Ridgely about 1720 in Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States). (Elizabeth Ridgely was born on 31 Mar 1702 in Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States) and died about 1742 in Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States).)


1 http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi, http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=mrmarsha&id=I31401.

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