Caleb Dorsey of Hockley in the Hole [son of Capt. John]
(1685-1742)
Elinor Warfield
(1683-1752)
Thomas Worthington
Elizabeth Ridgely
Capt. Basil Dorsey (of Caleb)
(1705-1763)
Sarah Worthington
(1715-)
Hon. Col. Thomas Dorsey
(1737-Bef 1790)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Elizabeth Ridgely (of Henry)

2. Elizabeth Ridgely (of Nicholas)

Hon. Col. Thomas Dorsey 1 2 3 4

  • Born: 15 Nov 1737, Elk Ridge, Anne Arundel (Howard), Maryland, (United States)
  • Marriage (1): Elizabeth Ridgely (of Henry) in 1755 in Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States)
  • Marriage (2): Elizabeth Ridgely (of Nicholas) on 24 Jun 1761 in Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States)
  • Died: Bef 30 Oct 1790, <Elk Ridge>, Anne Arundel, Maryland, United States

   Another name for Thomas was Colonel Thomas Dorsey.

  Research Notes:

Had two wives, both named Elizabeth Ridgely.
1) Elizabeth Ridgely, daughter of Col. Henry Ridgely, about 1756; one son, Daniel.
2) Elizabeth Ridgely, daughter of Judge Nicholas Ridgely, in 1761; 8 children.

From http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=mrmarsha&id=I20045:

Thomas Dorsey (c. 1735-1790), a neighbor of the Carrolls at Elk Ridge, where his estate, Troy, was located. He held a series of local offices prior to the Revolution, was a member of the Annapolis and Anne Arundel Co. Committee of Observation (1774), and served as a delegate to the first three and the fifth Maryland conventions (1774-1775). By 1777 he had become a colonel in the Elk Ridge battalion as well as commissioner of taxee, for Anne Arundel County, a post he held until 1782. A partner with Samuel Chase and Luke Wheeler in a mercantile firm that dealt in state bonds, Dorsey died insolvent, with the firm indebted to the state for more than 15,000 current money. Married twice, Dorsey was the father of seven children. His first wife was Elizabeth Ridgely, daughter of Col. Henry an Elizabeth Warfield Ridgely; his second wife, also named Elizabeth Ridgely, was the daughter of Judge Nicholas Ridgely of Delaware. Bio. Dic. Md. Legis., I, 278-279; Caleb Dorsey and Ruth Barnes Dorsey, "Troy and Col. Thomas Dorsey," Daughters of the American Revolution" Magazine, XCIX (1965), 410-411.

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From Revolutionary Patriots of Anne Arundel, p. 55:

"Married secondly to Elizabeth Ridgely, daughter of Judge Nicholas Ridgely, in 1761, and had 8 children: Archibald Dorsey, Theodore Dorsey, Nicholas Dorsey, Mary Dorsey Norwood, Elizabeth Dorsey Berry, Juliet Dorsey Hawkins, Harriet Dorsey Berry, and Matilda Dorsey Sullivan (Ref: R-178). Thomas was most prominent in the Revolution. He was one of the Justices to administer the Oath of Allegiance in March, 1778 (Ref: B-23), a Justice of the Peace in November, 1778, and Colonel of the Elk Ridge Battalion in 1778. He was a collector of gold and silver in Anne Arundel County in exchange for continental money for use of Congress (Ref: C-201, F-222, F-223, F-224, N-132, O-241, P-278). He served on the Committee of Observation in 1775, was a Delegate to the Maryland Convention in 1775-1776, and was a Signer of the Association of Freemen of Maryland in 1775... He was appointed a Purchaser of Provisions for the United States Army on March 25, 1778."

  Noted events in his life were:

Will, 14 Mar 1790, Anne Arundel, Maryland, United States.

Probate: of his estate, 30 Oct 1790, Anne Arundel, Maryland, United States.

Inventory: of his estate, 7 Jul 1791.

Probate: of his estate, 7 Oct 1795, Hardin, Kentucky, United States.


Thomas married Elizabeth Ridgely (of Henry), daughter of Henry Ridgely III and Elizabeth Warfield, in 1755 in Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States). (Elizabeth Ridgely (of Henry) was born on 11 Oct 1737 in Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States) and died in 1761 in Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States).)


Thomas next married Elizabeth Ridgely (of Nicholas), daughter of Judge Nicholas Ridgely and Mary Middleton, on 24 Jun 1761 in Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States). (Elizabeth Ridgely (of Nicholas) was born on 15 Dec 1745 in Dover, Delaware, (United States) and died in 1815 in Baltimore Co., Maryland, (United States).)


  Marriage Notes:

May have been married on 21 June 1761.

Sources


1 http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi, http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mdannear/firstfam/dorsey/b28046.htm#P17298.

2 http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi, http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=:3306552&id=I19863.

3 http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi, http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=mrmarsha&id=I20045.

4 Peden, Henry C., Jr, Revolutionary Patriots of Anne Arundel County Maryland (Westminster, MD: Heritage Books, 2006.), p. 55.


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