unknown Dorsey: Birth: ABT 1769.
Title: Patience Dorsey -- Ancestry in America, and Dorsey Lineage in England "The Wilderman Family" by Lora Wilderman Stookey, 1970's, & "The Wilderman Family Tree" by Mike & Debbie Krug, 1991 Will of Francis Dorsey, Jr.; Probate: Baltimore County, Maryland, 5 September 1769
Publication: Research Report on the Ancestry of Patience Dorsey; Mr. Sullivan hired a well known Maryland professional genealogist, Robert W. Barnes to research Patience Dorsey which he did up through Francis Dorsey, Jr., wife, Anne [Davis], & her father, Richard Davis See the Genealogical and Historical Section of the Belleville Library, Belleville, St. Clair County, Illinois, for copies of both See the Genealogical and Historical Section of the Belleville Library, Belleville, St. Clair County, Illinois, for copies of both undefined undefined
Author: John T. Sullivan, 380 Webbs Hill Road, Stamford, CT 06903 undefined Baltimore County, Maryland, Ref: Wills, Liber 37, Folio 301
Note: Maryland professional genealogist, Robert W. Barnes was hired by Mr. John T. Sullivan to research Patience Dorsey, which he did up through Francis Dorsey, Jr., wife, Anne [Davis], & her father, Richard Davis; Mr. Sullivan did not give him any theories about whom he suspected were the parents of Patience. Mr. Barnes arrived at the same conclusion that Mr. Sullivan had arrived at earlier. We had also arrived at this conclusion before receiving Mr. Sullivan's letter from Sylvia Hiles. It is wonderful to find so many agreeing as to the identify of Patience Dorsey's parents. You will find the beginning of Mr. Sullivan's letter and notes among the observations in the notes of Patience Dorsey Wilderman.
(Con. from John T. Sullivan's notes) 4. DORSEY ANCESTRY IN AMERICA - PATIENCE DORSEY "If it is accepted that the parents of Patience Dorsey were Francis Dorsey, Jr., and Anne Davis, then the ancestry of Patience would be as outlined in the following. These Maryland ancestors have been thoroughly researched and this line down to Francis Dorsey, Jr., can be accepted as accurate.
1. Edward Dorsey (1619-1659) m. Anne ?
1.1 Joshus ( -1688) m. Sarah Richardson (#2 - Thomas Blackwell) 1.2 Edward* (c1640-1705) m. (1) Sarah Wyatt ( -1692) (2) Margaret Larkin* (#2 - John Israel) 1.3 John (c1643-1715) m. Pleasance Ely (#2 - Thomas Wainwright) 1.4 Sarah (c1640-1691) m. Matthew Howard, Jr.
"Edward (1.), the emigrant, initially landed and settled in Norfolk County, Virginia, in about 1641. Recorded documents in Virginia indicate that he and his wife, Anne, lived there between 1642-1649. Their first two children, including our direct ancestor, Edward, Jr., (1.2.) most likely born in England while their last two children were born in Virginia.
"Edward (1.), the emigrant, by 1650, because of religious intolerance moved to Maryland. He received land grants in Ann Arundel County, Maryland, from 1650-1658. During that period, he was designated as Keeper of the Great Seal of Maryland, jointly held with two others.
"According to land grant records, during November 1650, Edward was granted a warrant for 200 acres and during 1651, 200 more acres and during 1651, 200 more acres. The tract named Hockley-in-the Hole was taken up prior to 1659. During that summer, Edward (1.) drowned. By 25 August 1664, the three sons of Edward (1.) were residing at Hockley.
"Prior to 1683, Edward (1.2.) sold his share of Hockley to John (1.3.) for 24,000 pounds of tobacco and his brother, Joshua (1.1.) sold his share, also to John (1.3.) for 8,000 pounds of tobacco.
"Edward (1.2.) married first to Sarah Wyatt (ca1692, Maryland Genealogical Society Bulletin, pg.256. CJH), daughter of Nicholas and Demaris Wyatt. After the death of Sarah, Edward (1.2.) married a second time to Margaret Larkin, daughter of John and Katherine Larkin. At the time of his second marriage, Edward (1.2.) was in his mid-50s.
Children of Edward (1.2) and Sarah Wyatt (m. 1675 in A.A. County)
1.2.1. Edward d. 1701 unmarried 1.2.2. Sarah (b. before 1677 m. John Norwood (#2 - Mr. Petticoat) 1.2.3. Samuel (c1682- ) m. Jane (?) 1.2.4. Hannah (c1679- ) m. Joseph Howard 1.2.5. John (1691- ) m. Honour Elder 1.2.6. Joshua (1690-1717 Balt. Co.) m. Anne Ridgely 1.2.7. Nicholas (1690-1717 Balt. Co.) m. Frances Hughes 1709 A.A. Co. 1.2.8. Benjamin died unmarried
Children of Edward (1.2.) and Margaret Larkin
1.2. 9. Charles (c1698-1733) m. Anne ? (#2 - John Martin) 1.2.10. Larkin (c1694- ) died minor 1.2.11. Francis* (c1696-1749) m. Elizabeth Baker* 1.2.12. Edward, the younger, (c1700-1753) m. Phoebe ? 1.2.13. Anne (c1702-1785) m. John Hammond (1701-1753)
"Children born during the second marriage of Edward (1.2.) did not fare as well as those by his first marriage. Edward (1.2.) rose to the position of a colonel in the militia of Ann Arundel County. He also was a subscriber to and treasurer of the fund for building St. Anne's Church in Annapolis.
"In his will, Edward (1.2.) mentions several land tracts -- (1) Hockley on the Patapsco River Falls; (2) Land on north side of Patapsco River in Baltimore County; (3) Barnes Folly; (4) Major's Choice; and (5) Long Beach at Elkridge and two other sections by the same name.
"The will of Edward (1.2.) in 1705 included 'To sons, Charles, Lacon (Larkin), Francis and Edward, my lands on the north side of the Patapsco River in Baltimore County.' Also, he provided for Nicholas (born 1690 and 15 years old at his father's death).
"The births of the children of Francis, Sr. (1.2.11.) and Elizabeth Baker are registered in Old St. Paul's Parish, Baltimore Town. In 1732, he bought from Morris Baker, 100 acres 'Scotsman's Desire,' on the north side of the Patapsco River in Baltimore County. He gave to his son, Francis, Jr., the 100 acres of 'Scotsman's Desire,' noted as on the north side of the Main Falls of the Patapsco and 50 acres 'Dorsey's Addition.' All this land was in Soldiers Delight Hundred in Baltimore County.
"Francis Dorsey, Sr. (1.2.11.) married Elizabeth Baker about 1723--she was the daughter of Morris and Sarah (Nicholson) Baker of the same area along the Patapsco River. Morris Baker, by his will in Baltimore County in 1762, devised additional portions of 'Scotsman's Desire' to his grandson, Francis Dorsey, Jr., (188.8.131.52.).
Children of Francis Dorsey, Sr., (1.2.11.) and Elizabeth Baker
184.108.40.206. Priscilla (1725-1752) m. William Murphy 220.127.116.11. Venitia b. 1728 18.104.22.168. Sarah b. 1730 m. Charles Wells of Wells Manor 22.214.171.124. Elizabeth b. 1733 m. Morris Baker, Jr. 126.96.36.199. Kezia (1735-1752) 188.8.131.52. Margaret b. 1738 184.108.40.206. Francis, Jr.* (1741-1769) m. Anne Davis* 220.127.116.11. Larkin (Lacon) (1747-18__)
"The birth of Francis Dorsey, Jr. (18.104.22.168.) on 23 June 1741 was recorded in St. Paul's Parish, Baltimore Town. He married sometime around 1760 to Anne Davis, daughter of Richard Davis, Jr. Her father became a judge in Washington County, Maryland, and died in that county. The parents of Richard Davis, Jr., were Richard and Ruth Davis who both died in Arundel County, Maryland.
"As a matter of interest, Washington County, Maryland, was formed out of Frederick County and was the first county or town in America to be named in honor of George Washington. It was formed in 1776.
"As previously stated, the will of Frances Dorsey, Jr. (22.214.171.124.) was dated 1 March 1769 and was probated in Baltimore County on 5 September 1769. His will named (1) son, Basil John; (1) daughter, Priscilla; (3) Patience Davis*; (4) unborn child; and (5) his wife, Anne.
"Since Francis was only 28 years old at his death and, since he provided for an unborn child, it seems evident that he knew he was going to die. The nature of his death has not been determined.
"As stated earlier in this narrative, it is felt that the "Patience Davis" in the will is our ancestor, *Patience Davis Dorsey who married George Wilderman.
DORSEY LINEAGE IN ENGLAND "Considerable effort has been expended in England to trace the lineage of families of nobility with copies of such lineages available in the Royal Genealogical Society offices in London.
"Included among the French nobility involved in the invasion of England by Duke William (of Normandy) in 1066 was Norman d'Areci. Norman was a cousin of Duke William who, after the invasion, was crowned king of England known in history as William, the Conqueror.
"The d'Arecis in England, through lands granted by King William, became a wealthy family with great landholdings. They were also very influential in governmental affairs with several having been members of Parliament. "through the years, the d'Areci name underwent many spelling changes (D'Arcy, Dairsie, Darcy) evolving finally to Dorsey, most commonly used in America. Edward Dorsey, our direct ancestor, was the first Dorsey emigrant to the Colonies in about 1636.
"In England, there is an historical document called 'Battle Abbey Roll,' which is the most authoritative document listing the names of French nobility who accompanied William on his invasion. Included in that Roll is the name 'D'Arcy.'
"In the church in the City of Dives in Normandy, France, is what is referred to as the 'Dives Roll' which lists the names of French knights who accompanied William on his invasion. These names have been inscribed on a marble memorial. This church at Dives is where William proyed before he embarked on his invasion. Included on the 'Dives Roll' is the name 'Norman de Adreci.'
"Since Norman de Adreci is named in both France and England as one of the noble invaders, the Royal Genealogical Society has accepted this as sufficient proof to allow the development of the genealogy of Norman de Adreci."
At this point in Mr. Sullivan's notes he attaches to this narrative traces, one of the lines of our Dorsey ancestry back 44 generations. We have added these generations to this genealogy beginning with generation 44, Fernjot, King of Kvenland and Findland, who lived about 500 A.D.
SOURCES: Sylvia Hiles, 4835 Carr Road, Freeburg, IL 62243.
John T. Sullivan, 380 Webbs Hill Road, Stamford, CT 06903, 1996; Patience Dorsey -- Ancestry in America, and Dorsey Lineage in England; Research Report on the Ancestry of Patience Dorsey; Mr. Sullivan hired a well known Maryland professional genealogist, Robert W. Barnes to research Patience Dorsey; he did not give him any theories about whom he suspected were the parents of Patience. Mr. Barnes arrived at the same conclusion that Mr. Sullivan had arrived at earlier, all of which matched what we had found in our research and our conclusion (CJH); Francis Dorsey, Jr. is known to have married a lady named Anne; Richard Davis had a daughter named Anne; Francis Dorsey, Jr. in his Will named among the children a child named Patience Davis. We believe this to be our ancestor Patience Dorsey, or, Patience Davis Dorsey! Pg. 10, "8. Francis Dorsey, Jr., died at age 28. He is believed to have married Anne Davis, daughter of Richard Davis."
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