Early Colonial Settlers of Southern Maryland and Virginia's Northern Neck Counties

Philemon Dorsey

Male 1715 - 1772  (57 years)


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  • Name Philemon Dorsey 
    Born 20 Jan 1714/15  Queen Caroline Parish, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 7 Apr 1772  Anne Arundel County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I019987  Tree1
    Last Modified 20 Feb 2021 

    Father Joshua Dorsey,   b. 1686, Middle Neck, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Nov 1747, Elk Ridge, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years) 
    Mother Anne Ridgely,   b. 1691, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Nov 1771, Anne Arundel County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Married 16 May 1711  Queen Caroline Parish, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F12290  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Catherine Ridgely,   b. 14 Nov 1723, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1750, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 28 years) 
    Married 19 Feb 1738/39  Queen Caroline Parish, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Anne Dorsey,   b. 2 Oct 1740, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Elizabeth Dorsey,   b. 13 May 1742, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1772, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 31 years)
     3. Philemon Dorsey,   b. 7 Feb 1743/44, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Catherine Ridgely Dorsey,   b. 30 Nov 1745, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1806, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years)
     5. Sarah Dorsey,   b. 9 Sep 1747, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1815, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 67 years)
     6. Amelia Dorsey,   b. 22 Aug 1749, All Hallows Parish, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Aug 1807, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years)
    Last Modified 20 Feb 2021 
    Family ID F12303  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Rachel Lawrence,   b. 3 May 1739, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Aug 1808, Woodford County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years) 
    Married 13 Dec 1759  Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Joshua Dorsey,   b. 30 Jan 1762, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1818, Frederick County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years)
     2. Henrietta Dorsey,   b. 20 Feb 1766, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Ariana Maria Dorsey,   b. 24 Mar 1769, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 20 Feb 2021 
    Family ID F01172  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      DORSEY, PHILLEMON, Anne Arundel Co. 1 Dec, 1771; 7 Apr, 1772
      Exs. wife Rachel & son Phillemon.
      Children: Phillamon, Joshua, Henrietta, Ariana, Ann Cathrine, Elizabeth, Sarah, Amelia.
      To my five sons-in-law and their wives: John Dorsey son of Nicholas and his wife Ann, William Ridgely son of William and his wife Elizabeth, Benjamin Warfield and his wife Cathrine, Vachel Warfield and his wife Sarah, Samuel Riggs and his wife Amelia.
      Tracts: "Beyond, Barnes,' "Beyond Forethought, Barnes Purchase,' "Silence, "Peace," "Second Thought, Disappointment, "Defiance Resurveyed," Brothers Partnership, Pillage, "Friendship," "Sapling Range."
      Wits William Cole, William Dorsey, Caleb Dorsey Jr. 38. 605
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      DORSEY, JOSHUA, Anne Arundel Co. 14 Nov, 1747 6 Feb, 1747
      To wife Anne,250 A., my dwelling plantation called "Major's Choice.
      To son HENRY DORSEY, my 2 tracts, one called "Dorsey's Anglis, 200 A., the other called Dorsey's Hills," 200 A., both tracts lying in the county.
      To son PHILEMON DORSEY, 1/2 tract called Brothers' Partnership," taken up jointly bet. my bro. JOHN DORSEY, and myself, 632 A.
      To son JOSHUA DORSEY, 250 A.
      To son NICHOLAS DORSEY, tract 'Huntingstowne Quarters,' 266 A., original tract was some years ago resurveyed by my bro.-in-law HENRY RIDGEBY.
      To dau. RACHEL WARFIELD, 20 s. sterl.
      To dau . ELIZABETH DORSEY, 20 pounds.
      To dau. ANNE DORSEY, slaves.
      To dau. SARAH DORSEY, 1 slave.
      To son CHARLES DORSEY, my dwelling plantation and 250 A.
      Mentions his young. child., and to support NICHOLAS and CHARLES with provision at their own stock.
      Wife and 2 eld. sons, exs.
      Wit: Henry Ridgely, Basil Dorsey, Richard Simpson, Elizabeth Ridgely, Ephraim Howard, Henry Howard. 25. 315 - 318
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      RIDGELY, HENRY COL., Anne Arundel Co., gentleman. 6 Feb, 1749; 14 Mar, 1749
      To wife, my tract called "Harry's Lot," during life, and give her 1/3 of personal estate.
      To son Greenberry and hrs., 500 A. to be laid out for him in the manner following: Give son my pt. (being 1/3) of tract, called Partnership,' and also all that pt. of my tract called Hickory Ridge," at the discretion of Philemon Dorsey.
      To son Henry and hrs. pt. of tract called "Broken Land, as also my land called 'Saplin Range," and tract called the "Cooper's Lot," whereof I have bargained with Wm. Fisher, who now holds it, and that what money shall appear to be due from me to the sd. Wm. Fisher, at his conveying the sd. "Cooper's Lot," to son Henry, shall be paid him out of my estate; Henry also to have "Saplin Range." -
      To son Joshua, remaining pt. of "Resurvey of Tracts' and tract called "Round About Hills.'
      To son Charles Greenberry, my 1/2 of tract 'Huntington Quarters."
      To son Nicholas Greenberry, tract "Small Land," and 100 A. called "Altogether," which was lately my plat laid out by itself by Messrs. Nicholas Watkins and Philemon Dorsey. Philemon and I have agreed to purchase of Aquila Dorsey, a tract of land when he shall be of age; to son Nicholas, land which according to agreement bet. me and Philemon Dorsey was to have fallen to my share of it.
      To Nicholas Dorsey, son of Joshua, and hrs., my right and title to the other half of the afad. tract called 'Huntington Quarter" (not already bequeathed to son Charles Greenberry) on which the sd. Nicholas Dorsey now lives, of 60 A., which tract last mentioned, I will to be divided bet. son Charles and the sd. Nicholas, according to the intent and directions of the last will of Joshua Dorsey, dec'd., and by resurvey made by Thomas Worthington and myself, in partnership on the tract of land called "Partnership."
      To Thomas Worthington and hrs., 66 Ac, being that pt. included by the resurvey, which is nearest to his land, provided that if sd. Thomas Worthington and my son Greenberry, shall be desirous to exchange any pt. of "Hickory Ridge" and "Partnership."
      To sons Greenberry and Henry, slaves.
      To dau. Katharine, 5 s.
      To dau. Anne.
      To son Joshua, slaves.
      To son Charles, slaves.
      To son Nicholas, slaves.
      To dau. Elizabeth, slaves.
      To dau. Sara, slaves.
      Young. daus. Elizabeth and Sara, 150 pounds money.
      If any of the slaves left, to any of 5 young. child., shall die before they are of age.
      Mentions these 8 of my child.: Greenberry, Henry, Joshua, Charles Greenberry, Nicholas Greenberry, Katharine, Elizabeth and Sara.
      To son Joshua, lands to him, immediately at my decease. Son Joshua shall be committed to the care of Mr. Philemon Dorsey.
      Wife and 2 sons Greenberry and Henry, exs.
      Wit: Alexr. Warfield, James MacGill, John Warfield, Joseph Hall, Joshua Warfield. 27. 160.

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