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Nicholas Dorsey

Male 1690 - 1717  (27 years)


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  • Name Nicholas Dorsey 
    Born 1690  Middle Neck Hund, MD Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 1717  Major's Choice, Baltimore County, MD Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 23 Sep 1717  All Hallow's Par, Baltimore County, MD Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I1615  Carl
    Last Modified 20 May 2012 

    Father Edward Dorsey, Colonel,   b. 1645, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1705, Major's Choice, Baltimore County, MD Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years) 
    Mother Sarah Wyatt,   b. 1657, Of Anne Arundel, MD Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1690, Anne Arundel County, MD Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 33 years) 
    Married Bef Nov 1670 
    Family ID F581  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Frances Hughes,   b. 18 May 1692, St. James Parish, Herring Creek, MD Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 20 Dec 1709  St. Anne's Paris, MD Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Thomas Dorsey
     2. Nicholas Dorsey
    +3. Benjamin Dorsey,   b. Abt 1713, All Hallow's Par, Baltimore County, MD Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 27 Jul 1749, Anne Arundel County, MD Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 36 years)
     4. Edward Dorsey,   c. 17 Sep 1717,   bur. Bef Sep 1721  (Age ~ 3 years)
    Last Modified 18 Jan 2014 
    Family ID F577  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • "ANNE ARUNDEL GENTRY--DORSEY FAMILY" by Harry Wright Newman
      "Nicholas Dorsey, son of Col. Edward Dorsey and his wife, Sarah Wyatt,
      was born about 1690 in Middle Neck Hundred of St. Anne's Parish. At
      the writing of his father's will in 1704, he was mentioned as being
      less than 16 years of age. From his father's estate he inherited 100
      acres of 'Long Reach', which lay in old Baltimore County Nicholas died
      at a young age leaving a widow and four infants. He was buried on
      Sep. 23, 1717, according to the records of All Hallow's Parish. His
      last will and testament, dated Sep. 15, 1717, was probated in
      Baltimore County on Feb. 13, 1717/18.(Wills, Liber 14, folio 478) To
      sons Thomas, Nicholas, Benjamin, and Edward personalty at 21 years;
      sons to have liberty to choose guardians at 18 To son Benjamin
      the dwelling-plantation at the decease of his mother. (Inventories,
      Liver 1, folio 40) The appraisement of personal estate on Jul. 4,
      1718, reported a value of L347.15.9, including eight negroes. It
      seemed as if the Widow Dorsey was a poor manager and by 1724, as
      'Frances Dorsey, Widow, of Baltimore County' she prayed relief from her
      creditors, yet at the final account filed by her on Jul. 30, 1725,
      there was a balance due the heirs of L 117.15.11 (Adm. Accts, Box 3,
      folder 68; Archives Vol. 35, p. 6)"
      "THE DORSEY BOOK" by Maxwell Dorsey and Jean Muir Dorsey, 1947
      "Nicholas Dorsey received by deed of gift in 1700 from his father, 100
      acres of Major's Choice, and by his father's will in 1704, he was left
      100 acres of Long Reach, 2 silver spoons, a new gun, and a horse named
      Dick to be delivered to him at the age of 16 years." "The estate of
      Nicholas Dorsey was appraised on July 4, 1718...the inventory included
      a Bible, testament, spelling book, psalter, money scales, pocket sack
      (?), 2 small deal boxes, chest, lock and key, negroes, Tom, Hagar,
      Jenny and child, Isaac, Esther, Maria....The estate valued at
      L347.15.9 1/2 (Invts. 1, f.40)"