I found 9 family genealgies in my in-laws garage. This is not our family. Thought someone might be interested in this:
The DORSEY'S of Maryland, are of the ancient French family D'ARCY, tracing back through English and French ancestry to the dim and picturesque days of the crusades to the Holy Land, and later we find them following the standard of William the conqueror into England, and yet later scattering into Ireland, whence a powerful branch of Anglo Saxon D'ARCY'S made their strength felt in the council of the nation.
In the Province of Maryland, the D'ARCY'S or DORSEY'S have played an important part. EDWARD DORSEY, of Anne Arundel Co., Md., gentleman and colonest, He belonged to those non-conforming English in the Coloney of Virginia, who were so objectionable to some of the early Govenors; He was of the group of "Puritans" who left Virginia is 1646-7-8, and went into Maryland, and settled at Providence on the Severn River, (now Annapolis,) On Feb. 23, 1651 he received a grant of land, in Anne Arundel Co.; He m. in England, Anne -?-.
2-1. EDWARD, of whom later.
2-2. JOHN, of whom later.
2-3. Joshua, of Anne Arundel Co., Md., m. Sarah RICHARDSON, dau. of Lawrence RICHARDSON, his wid. m. secondly Thomas BLACKWELL, and had issue.
2-4. Sarah, m Matthew HOWARD, Jr., who located in the Province of Maryland as early as 1662; In 1667 he demanded land for fransporting his wife and others into the Province; and had issue.
Col. EDWARD DORSEY, of Anne Arundel Co., Md., the eldest son of EDWARD & Anne (-?-) DORSEY; He was foremost from 1680 to 1705 in all progressive movements of the Province, served as Justice, 1679 to 1685; Judge of the High Court of Chancery from 1694 to 1698, during which time he was commissioned to hold the Great Seal of the Province; He was a Burgess, 1694, for Anne Arundel Co., and 1679-1705, for Howard Co.; Capt. of Militia, 1686, Major 1687-89-94; As Major of Horse, he asked for additional arms and ammunition for the defence of the Province; In 1694 he was appointed one of the committee to lay out town lots and a common for Annapolis, The first session of the Legislature in Annapolis, was held in his home; The second Capitay of Maryland, was located upon his land, and he supervised all commities engaged in the upbuilding of the town; He was a staunch and liberal supporter of the Episcopal Church, was a subscriber too, and Treasurer of the fund for building St. Anne's Ch!
urch; Though a zelous Churchman, he signed the Protistant Address from Baltimore Co., to King William III. it being an appeal on behalf of Charles, Lord Baron of Baltimore, the proprietary government having been wrestled from the Calvert family through the influence of Capt. John Coode; He died in 1705; He m. (firstly) Sarah WYATT, dau. of Col. NICHOLAS WYATT, of Anne Arundel Co., and gr.-dau. of Hon. ANTHONY WYATT, of Va., who served as a Burgee, ect.: (secondly) Margaret LACON, dau. of Hon. JOHN LACON; his wid. m. secondly John ISRAEL.
Issue by 1st m.
3-1. Edward, d. in youth.
3-2. Benjamin, untraced.
3-3. Joshua, of Anne Arundel Co., Md., d 1747-8; m. 1711, Anne RIDGELY.
3-4. Samuel, of Anne Arundel Co., Md., d. 1724; m. Jane DORSEY, and had issue.
3-5. Nicholas, of Anne Arundel Co., Md., d. 1717; m. 1709, Frances HUGHES.
3-6. JOHN, b. 1688; of whom later.
3-7. Sarah, m. Mr. PIDDICORD.
Issue by 2nd m.
3-8. Charles, untraced.
3-9. Lacon, untraced.
3-10. Edward, m. 1728, Eudocia TODD.
3-11. Francis, d. 1750; untraced.
3-12. Anne, m. John HAMMOND, of "Elkridge," Anne Arundel Co., Md., son of Major Charles & Hannah (HOWARD) HAMMOND, of Anne Arundel Co., Md., and had issue. (See HAMMOND lineage.)
JOHN DORSEY, of Anne Arundel Co., Md. b. June 15, 1788; d. 1764; made will Sep. 24, 1764; m. Apr. 8, 1708, Honor ELDER, b. Oct. 12, 1689; dau. of JOHN ELDER, of "Belts Hill," Anne Arundel Co., (that portion that was later Howard Co.), Honor inherited the ancesterial home, "Belts Hill."
4-1. Hannah, b. Aug. 26, 1709; m. Adam BARNES, and had issue.
4-2. Ruth. b. Oct. 15, 1710; m. Benjamin LAWRENCE, son of Benjamine & Rachel (MARIARTI) LAWRENCE, and had issue.
4-3. MICHAEL, b. Mar. 15, 1712; of whom later.
4-4. Sarah, b. Oct.15, 1715; m. Henry HOWARD, son of Joseph & Margery (KEITH) HOWARD, and had issue.
4-5. Susanna, b. Dec. 19, 1717; m. Levin LAWRENCE, of "Ppplar Spring Garden, Anne Arundel Co., Md., b. 1712; d. 1756; son of Benjamine & Rachel (MARIARTI) LAWRENCE.
5-1. Rachel, b. 1739; d. 1808; m. (firstly) Phileman DORSEY, b. 1714; d. 1772; (secondly) 1775, Nathan HARRIS.
5-2. Benjamin, Lieut., of "Eden," Jefferson Co., Ky., b. May 17, 1741, in Md.; d. 1814, in Ky.; served in the Revolutionary War, as 2nd Lieut. of Baltimore Co. Militia; m, Jan. 26, 1762, Urith Randall OWINGS, b. 1738; d. 1807; dau. of Samuel & Urith (RANDALL) OWINGS, and had issue
5-3. John Dorsey, Capt., b. 1743; d. 1778; served in the Revolutionary War, as Capt. of Frederick Co. Militia, was taken prisoner at Fort Washington, and sent to Halifax; He m. Martha WEST, of "The Woodyard," Prince George Co., Ma., and had issue.
5-4. Levin, Capt., b. 1744; served in the Revolutionary War, as Capt. of the Flying Camp; m. Sarah DORSEY, dau. of Caleb & Rebecca (HAMMOND) DORSEY, and had issue.
5-5. Ruth, b. Dec. 22, 1745; m. Nov. 27, 1760, Thomas OWINGS, son of Samuel & Urith (RANDALL) OWINGS, and had issue.
5-6. Elizabeth, b. 1748; untraced.
5-7. Margaret, b. 1751; d. 1835.
5-8. Richard, Major. of "White Hall," b. 1757; m. Anne WARFIELD,
4-6. Jemima, b. Dec 6. 1720; m. (firstly) John ELDER, son of Charles ELDER: (secondly) Joseph HOBBS, and had issue.
4-7. Patience, b. May 7, 1722; untraced.
4-8. Vachel, Capt., b. Oct. 20, 1724; d. 1798; served in the Revolutionary War, as Capt.; m. Ruth DORSEY, dau. of Edward & Sarah (TODD) DORSEY.
4-9. Edward, Capt., b. Oct. 25, 1728; d. 1782; served in the Revolutionary War; m. Jyly 29, 1750, Betty GILLISS, b. Sep. 9, 1730.
5-1. Ezekiel John, b. 1751.
5-2. Joseph, b. 1753.
5-3. Edward, b. 1760.
5-4. Mary Hill, b. 1764.
5-5. Betty, b. 1766.
5-6. Henry, b. 1768.
4-10. Nathaniel, of "Waverly," b. Aug. 11, 1731; d. July 9, 1774; m. Anne OWINGS.
MICHAEL DORSEY, of Anne Arundel Co., Md., b. Mar. 15, 1712; d. Dec. 20, 1776; m. Ruth TODD, dau. of LANCELOT & Elizabeth (RIDGELY) TODD, and had among other
5-1. MICHAEL, of whom later.
5-2. Sarah, m. Richard Claggett BERRY, son of Jeremiah & Mary (CLAGGETT) BERRY, and had issue.
5-3. Elizabeth, m. Joseph BURGESS, a gallant soldier in the Revolutionary War. and had issue.
MICHAEL DORSEY, of Howard co., Md., he took a prominent and active part in affairs of Church and State; He m. his cousin, Honor (HOWARD-WARFIELD-SAVAGE) Wilkins, the wid. of Razin WARFIELD, Jr., John SAVAGE, and Joseph WILKINS, dau. of HENRY & Sarah (DORSEY) HOWARD, She owned large estates in Md., and resided at "Elioak." and had among other
6-1. Lloyd, m. his cousin, Anna GREEN, dau. of Major Richard & Sarah (HOWARD) GREEN. and had among other
7-1. William, m. Lucy Erskine HARRISON, dau. of Dr. John Stuart & Holland Williams (STULL) HARRISON.
8-1. William Lloyd, untraced.
8-2. Mary Green, m. her cousin Charles Worthington DORSEY, son of Dr. Hanson & Amanda (CASTLEMAN) DORSEY, and had issue.
6-2. Michael, m. his cousin Amanda GREEN, dau. of Major Richard & Sarah (HOWARD) GREEN. and had among other
7-1. Hanson, M.D., m. Amanda CASTLEMAN.
8-1. Virginia Howard, of Front Royal, Va., living 1909;
8-2. Carrie Hanson, of Front Royal, Va., living 1909;
8-3. Charles Worthington, m. his cousin Mary Green DORSEY, dau of William & Lucy Erskine (HARRISON) DORSEY.
9.1. Lucy Harrison, m. Charles Baltimore CALVERT, of "Mac-Alpin," College Park, Md.,
Hon. JOHN DORSEY, of "Hockley-in-the-Hole," Anne Arundel Co., Md., the second son of EDWARD & Anne (-?-) DORSEY: He was a most successful surveyor of land in the rapidly developing Province of Maryland, and during his life acquired a large amount of real estate, most of it grants from the Lord Proprietary of Maryland, many of his surveys were in later years among the most valuable lands in Anne Arundel Co., He surved with distinction as a Burgess in the General Assemply, and was upon many important committees; In 1694 he was commissioner for development of Annapolis, and in 1711, was of the upper house of the Assembly, which he served until his death in 1714; He m. Pleasance ELY, his wid. m. secondly Thomas WAINWRIGHT.
3-1. CALEB, b. Nov. 11, 1685; of whom later.
3-2. Edward. of Anne Arundel Co., Md., d. prior to Nov. 25, 1701; he was a staunch Churchman, and an influential citizan of Maryland; He m. Ruth -?-. his wid. m. secondly John GREENIFFE.
4-1. John, of Anne Arundel Co., Md., m. Elizabeth -?-. and had issue.
4-2. Edward, of Anne Arundel Co., Md., m. Sarah TODD, dau. of Lancelot & Elizabeth (RIDGELY) TODD, and had issue.
3-3. Deborah, m. (firstly) Charles Ridgely, son of Robert & Martha (?-) RIDGELY: (secondly) Richard CLAGGETT, the ancestor of Rt. Rev. Thomas John CLAGGETT, D.D., b. 17431 (this is how it is typed) d. 1816; the first Bishop of the Episcopal Church in Md., Richard CLAGGETT and his wife Deborah DORSEY, are both buried at "Croom," Prince George's Co., Md., (for issue by 1st m. see RIDGELY lineage.)
Issue by 2nd m.
CALEB DORSEY, of "Hockley-in-the-Hole," Anne Arundel Co., Md., b. Nov. 11, 1685; d. 1742; He was a man of great wealth and social prominence he came into possession of "Hockley-in-the-Hole," which estate he increased, by taking up extensive tracts in what is now Howard Co., He was a staunch supporter of the Episcopal Church; made will in 1742; He m. 1704, Eleanor WARFIELD, b. July 10, 1683; d. 1752; youngest dau. of Hon. RICHARD & Eleanor (BROWNE) WARFIELD, of Anne Arundel Co., Md.,
4-1. Basil, of Anne Arundel Co., Md., (twin) b. July 25, 1705; m. Sallie WORTHINGTON.
5-1. Thomas, m. (firstly) Elizabeth RIDGELY: (secondly) Elizabeth RIDGELY. and had issue.
5-2. Eleanor, m. Upton SHERIDAN.
5-3. Sallie, M. Mr. BURGESS
5-4. Araninta, m. Mr. SOLLUS.
5-5. Dennis, d. unm.,
5-6. Elizabeth, m. Ephraim HOWARD.
4-2. Ashsah, (twin) b. July 25, 1705; m. (firstly) Henry WOODWARD: (secondly) Mr. FOTTERELL.
Issue by 1st m.
5-1. Henry, m. Mary YOUNG, dau. of Col Richard & Rebecca (-?-) YOUNG.
Issue by 2nd m.
4-3. Sophie, b. Mar. 20, 1707; m. Harry GOUGH, of London, England.
5-1. Harry Dorsey, of "Perry Hall," Baltimore Co., Md., m. Miss CARNAN, dau. of John & Achsah (RIDGELY-HOLLIDAY) CARNAN, and had issue. (See RIDGELY lineage.)
4-4. John, of Anne Arundel Co., Md., b. Oct. 7, 1708; m Elizabeth DORSEY,
5-1. Caleb, m. (firstly) Sophia DORSEY, (secondly) Rebecca HAMMOND,
5-2. Richard, m. Peggy BOONE.
5-3. Eleanor, M. Mr. STRINGER.
5-4. Achsah, m. Ephraim HOWARD.
5-5. Elizabeth, M. Mr. BAGGUSS.
4-5. CALEB, b. July 18, 1710; of whom later.
4-6. Samuel, of Anne Arundel Co., Va., b. Mar. 8, 1712; d. unm.,
4-7. Richard, of "Hockley-in-the-Hole," Anne Arundel Co., Md., b. June 11, 1713; m. Elizabeth (BEALE) NICHOLSON, wid. of William NICHOLSON< and dau, of John & Elizabeth (NORWOOD) BEALE.
5-1. Caleb, m. Mary RUTLAND.
5-2. Mary, m. John WEEME.
5-3. Elizabeth, m. Mr. HARRISON.
5-4. Anne, m. John BEALE.
5-5. Eleanor, m. Chancelor John HALL.
4-8. Eleanor, b. Mar. 4, 1715; m. (firstly) Thomas TODD; of
"Todd's Neck," Baltimore Co., Md.; (secondly) William LYNCH, of Pikesville, Md.,
Issue by 1st m.
5-1. Thomas, m. unknown.
Issue by 2nd m.
5-6. Edward, of Annapolis, Md., b. Sep 1, 1718; he was an eminent lawyer; owned extensive estates in Frederick Co., and was a member of the Council from Frederick; d. 1760; He m. Henrietta Maria CHEW, dau. of Hon. Samuel & Henrietta Maria (LLOYD) CHEW,
5-1. Eleanor, d. young.
5-2. Henrietta Maria, d young.
4-10. Joshua, of Anne Arundel Co., Md., b. July 13, 1720; d. unm.,
4-11. Deborah, b. Nov. 25, 1722, m. Eli DORSEY, of Anne Arundel Co., Md., son of Capt. John & Elizabeth (-?-) DOESEY, of Anne Arundel Co., Md.,
4-12. Mary, b. May 18, 1725; m. John RIDGELY, of Baltimore Co., Md., son of Col. Charles & Racgel (HOWARD) RIDGELEY, of "Hampton," Baltimore Co., Md., and had issue. (See RIDGELY lineage.)
4-13. Thomas Beale, of Anne Arundel Co., Md., b. Jan. 18, 1727; m. Ann WORTHINGTON, and had issue.
CALEB DORSEY, of "Belmont," Howard Co., Md., b. July 18, 1710; d. June 28, 1772; He received a large grant from King George II. this estate descended by inheritance, from generation to generation, and therefore no deed of it has ever been recorded, the old home "Belmont," was built in 1738, of old English brick and yellow stucco, and on a stone tablet over the main enterence is engraved "C. and P.D." the manor house has a wide hall extending through the center, with wide spreading wings, the spacious grounds are terraced, and there is a beautiful old-fashioned garden; He was a prominent citizan, and took an active part in affairs of Church and State; He m. Feb. 10, 1735, Priscilla HILL, b. 1717; d. Mar, 8m1781; (this is the way it was typed) dau. of HENRY HILL, of West River.
5-1. HENRY, b. Mar. 3, 1736; of whom later.
5-2. Rebecca, b. June 8, 1739; d. Sep 22, 1812; m. Nov. 18, 1760, Capt. Charles RIDGELY, of "Hampton," Baltimore Co., Md., b. 1733; d. 1790; son of Col. Charles & Rachel (HOWARD) RIDGELY, no issue (See RIDGELY lineage.)
5-3. SAMUEL, b. Dec. 7, 1741; of whom later.
5-4. Mary, b. June 9, 1744; d. June, 1833; m. Dr. Michael PUE, d. July 19, 1795.
6-1. Priscilla, d. young.
6-2. Ann, M. Stephen WEST.
6-3. Rebecca, b. 1773; d. 1835.
6-5. Arthur, M.D., m. his cousin Rebecca Ridgely BUCHANAN, dau. of William & Peggy Hill (DORSEY) BUCHANAN, and had issue.
6-6. Eleanor, m. Edward Hill DORSEY, son of Samuel & Margaret (SPRIGG) DORSEY, and had issue.
6-7. Caleb, m. (firstly) Emily Hill DORSEY, dau. of Dr. Archibald DORSEY: (secondly) Harriet BOND, of Hartford, Co., Md.; (thirdly) Eliza KENNARD, of Hartford Co., Md., and had issue.
6-8. Milcah, d. young
6-10. Edward, m. Sarah RUTTER.
5-5. Milcah, b. Mar. 30, 1747; d. June 29, 1829; m. Mar. 30, 1773, William GOODWIN, of "Lyde," d. Oct. 15, 1809; son of Lyde & Pleasance (RIDGELY) GOODWIN. (See RIDGELY lineage.)
6-1. Rebecca, b. Apr. 8, 1774; d. Apr. 8, 1846, unm.,
6-2. Achsah, b. Oct. 3, 1775; d. 1854; m. Aug. 5, 1794, William WILKINS.
6-3. Charles Ridgely, b. Oct. 8, 1776; d. in infancy.
6-4. Lyde, b. Dec. 14, 1777; d. Apr., 1836; m. Ann WORTHINGTON, dau. of William & Sarah (RISTEAU) WORTHINGTON.
6-5. Charles Ridgely, b. June 15, 1779; d. Apr. 1, 1811; m. Ruth Ingram SMITH.
(6-6. is missing)
6-7. Milcah, b. Dec. 25, 1782; d. Sep. 25, 1850; m. Jan. 28, 1808, Thomas Beale DORSEY, son of John Worthington & Comfort (WORTHINGTON) DORSEY.
6-8. Elizabeth, b. 1784; d. in infancy.
6-9. Edward Dorsey, b. Jan. 14, 1786; m. Penelope (OWINGS) PRICE, wid. of Frederick PRICE, and dau. of John Cockey OWINGS.
6-10. Eliza, b. 1788
6-11. Henry Hill, b. 1790; d. 1801.
5-6. Eleanor, b. Dec. 28, 1749; d. Dec. 31, 1812; unm.,
5-7. Peggy Hill, b. June 20, 1752; d. Feb. 17, 1797; m. Nov. 26, 1772, William BUCHANNAN.
6-1. Eleanor, d. 1852; m. Jeremiah COSDEN.
6-4. Rebecca Ridgely, m. Dr. Arthur PUE, son of Dr. Michael & Mary (DORSEY) PUE.
6-5. Priscilla, d. 1850.
6-6. George. d. in infancy.
6-7. George, d. in infancy.
6-8. George, d. in infancy.
6-9. William, d. in infancy.
6-12. Mary, m. David FERGUSON.
6-13. Frances, m. Jacob BALTZELL.
6-15. Ann, m. William P. MILLS
5-8. Priscilla, b. June 26, 1754; d. May 21, 1756.
5-9. EDWARD, b. Sep 2, 1758; of whom later.
5-10. Elizabeth, b. July 12, 1762; m. Hon. Charles Ridgely CARNAN, afterwards known as Charles Carnan RIDGELY, of "Hampton," Baltimore Co., Md., son of John & Achsah (RIDGELY) CARNAN, and had issue. (See RIDGELY lineage.)
HENRY DORSEY, of Anne Arundel Co., Md., the eldest son of CALEB & Priscilla (HILL) DORSEY, of "Belmont," b. Mar. 3, 1736; d. Mar. 7, 1772; m. Apr. 14, 1768, Elizabeth GOODWIN, dau. of LYDE & Pleasance (RIDGELY) GOODWIN. (See RIDGELY lineage.)
6-1. ELIZABETH GOODWIN, of whom later.
ELIZABETH GOODWIN DORSEY, m. May 15, 1788, Hon. JOHN SCOTT, of Baltimore
WILLIAM HENRY DORSEY, of Howard Co., Md., m. (firstly) Mary CRAGGS. (secondly) Ruhama GERMAN.
Issue by 2nd m.
8-1. Allen, of Howard Co., Md., m Emma POCOCK.
9-1. William Henry, of Catonsville, Md., m. June 1895, Rosa Lee HAZLITT, dau. of James & Amanda (SEARS) HAZLITT.
9-4. William Henry.
9-5. Katherine Ridgely.
9-6. James Hazlitt.
EDWARD DORSEY, of "Belmont," Howard Co., Md., the ninth born of CALEB & Priscilla (HILL) DORSEY, of "Belmont," b. Sep. 2, 1758; d. Mar. 24, 1799; m. Elizabeth DORSEY.
6-1. MARY, of whom later.
6-2. Henry Hill, d. without issue.
6-3. Priscilla, m. 1805, Hon. Alexander Contee HANSON, of Annapolis, Md., b. 1786; d. 1819; member of U. S.Congress, 1813 to 1817; of U.S. Senate, 1817 until his death; son of Chancellor Alexander Contee & Rebecca (HOWARD) HANSON, of Annapolis, Md.,
7-1. Edward, d. young.
7-2. to 9. Children, d. in infancy.
7-10. Charles Grosvenor, m. Annie Maria WORTHINGTON, dau. of Hon. John Tolly Hood & Mary (WORTHINGTON) WORTHINGTON, and had had issue.
6-4. Caroline, m. Johnson J. DONALDSON, of Md.,
7-2. Samuel, m. Miss BELT
7-3. Thomas, m. Oct. 23, 1838, M. E. Pickering DORSEY.
8-1. Caroline, b. 1839; m. Foxhall Alexander PARKER, U.S.N., son of Commodore Foxhall Alexander & Sarah Jay (BOGARDUS) PARKER, and had issue. (See PARKER lineage.)
8-4. Elizabeth Pickering
8-8. John Johnson, m. Nov. 17, 1885, Ellen SHOEMAKER.
8-9. Frederick Brune, m. June 24, 1885, Sophia A. DAVIS.
8-10. Ethel, m. Robert SLOAN, and had issue.
7-4. John, m. Margaret DONALDSON.
7-5. Frank, m. Elizabeth WINCHESTER
6-5. Hammond, m. Elizabeth PICKERING, dau. of Timothy PICKERING, of Mass., and had issue.
6-6. Sally Maria.
MARY DORSEY, the eldest daughter of EDWARD & Elizabeth (DORSEY) DORSEY, m. DANIEL MURRAY.
7-1. Elizabeth, d. in infancy.
7-2. Cornelia, d. young.
7-3. Sallie Scott, m. Dr. James CHESTON, of James Jiver, and had issue.
7-4. James, M.D., served in the C.S.A., m. (firstly) C. D. BELT; (secondly) Mary CHESTON: (thirdly) Fanny CHESTON, and had issue.
7-5. Daniel, d. young.
7-6. FRANCIS KEY, of whom later.
7-7. Mary, m. Dr. H. P. WORTHINGTON.
7-9. Edward, of the U. S.A., and later the C.S.A., m. Louisa HARDING, and had issue
7-10. Robert, M.D., of U.S.A., m. Adelaide ATWOOD, and had issue.
7-11. Caroline, m. R. C. McMURTRIE, of Philadelphia, Pa., and had issue.
7-12. Priscilla, m. John BOHLEN, of Philadelphia, Pa. and had issue.
7-13. Henry Maynadier, m. Mary MORRIS, of Philadelphia, Pa., and had issue.
7-14. Harriet, m. William A. TALBOTT.
FRANCIS KEY MURRAY, U.S.N., who served with gallantry in the U.S.N., He m. Anne MORRIS, d. 1906.
8-3. Daniel M.,
8-4. Julia M., m Henry M. BOWDOIN, of Pennsylvania.
9-1. Mary Graham.
9-2. Rosalie Calvert.
9-3. Frances Key Murray.
9-4. George Edward.
Arms----Azure, semee of crosses crosslets and three cinquefoils, argent.
Crest----A spear broken in three peices, of. headed argent and banded togeather up the middle by a riband, gules.
Motto----Un Dieu un roi. (One God one King.)