|Ancestor of /
|-both Margaret Rebecca Simpson and her husband William Owings Stone (they are 7th cousins)|
-and ancestor of both Elizabeth Hammond Downey and her husband Dr. Daniel Edwin Stone, Jr. (he was a 6th cousin of Jesse Wright Downey, her father; their child is William Owings Stone)
-and ancestor of outlaw brothers Jesse and Frank James (6th cousin of Dr. Daniel Edwin Stone Jr., Dr. Jesse Wright Downey and Thomas Albert Simpson)
|Death Note||The inventory of Edward Dorsey’s estate lists dozens of items, including “12 new silver spoons, 5 old ones...silver hilted sword...1 looking glass...” and numerous other pieces of silver, furniture, feather beds and household equipment. The list also includes 2 servants and 13 slaves.|
Dorsey, Edward,Balto. Co., 26th Oct., 1704;
31st Dec., 1705.
To son Levin at 21 yrs. and hrs., 100 A., “Hockly” on main falls of Patapsco R., and personalty including boy William Jackson.
To sons Charles, Levin, Francis and Edward and their hrs., all land on n. side Patapsco R., all “Taylors Forrest” if it be bought at testator's death.
To dau. Ann, personalty.
To son Joshua and hrs., 100 A., “Barnes Folly.”
To son Samuell, part of “Major's Choyce” and also that which he has received by deed of gift.
To son Nicholas, 100 A., part of “Long Reach” at Elk Ridge and personalty at 16 yrs. of age.
To son Benjamin, 100 A., part of “Long Reach” and personalty at 16 yrs. of age.
To son John, 148 A., residue of “Long Reach” at 16 yrs. of age.
To dau. Sarah Petticoate and 3 child. of dau. Hannah Howard, personalty.
Wife Margaret, extx. and residuary legatee.
Test: Kathcrine Organ, John Huntsmen, John Dorsey and John Ball. 3. 725.
MARYLAND CALENDAR OF WILLS: Volume 3 [2, 5]
|Discover/Founder||Dorsey Creek just north of Annapolis, where he and his family lived, was named after Col. Edward Dorsey before 1659.|
He was one of the first subscribers and contributed 2,000 pounds of tobacco to fund the founding of King William’s School (now St. John’s College). 
|Fact||In 1694, along with Major John Hammond, Hon. John Dorsey, Captain Philip Howard, Major Nicholas Greenbury and John Bennett, he was on a committee to lay out a town common and streets for the town of Annapolis, then to be called Proctor.|
Sir Thomas Lawrence wrote of Edward Doresy that, “Edward Dorsey lives near Annapolis and builds houses there, those who have dealings with him say his honesty more often fails him than his wit.” This did not keep him from being elected a member of His Majestry’s Council and being appointed a member of the House of Burgesses on 21 Sept. 1694. [2, 6]
|Immigration||Bef 1661||Transported to Maryland by Robert Bullen |
|Military Note||Captain of the Militia in 1686, Major in 1687, Field Officer of Calvert Co. in 1694 and a Colonel in 1702.|
As “Major of the Horse,” he joined Capt. Edward Burgess in asking for additional arms and ammunition for defense., [2, 3, 6]
|Real Estate||He owned and sold hundreds of acres of land in Maryland during his life time. He first established his home on a plantation that embraced a considerable portion of what is now the city of Annapolis. It was here that his first 8 children were born. On 12 June 1698, he was granted land in the western part of Anne Arundel Co./Baltimore Co. on the shore the Patapsco, now part of Howard Co., that he called Major’s Choice. He and his family moved to Major’s Choice before 1700. This property remained in the hands of his descendants for several generations. Charles Hammond, son of his daughter Ann, sold an acre to Charles White, Elizabeth Dorsey and Achsah Howard for the purpose of building a Methodist meeting house.|
Edward Dorsey bought several lots in Annapolis and built a number of houses there. It was referred to as “Bloomsberry Square.” [2, 3]
|Died||31 Dec 1705||Major’s Choice, Baltimore Co., Maryland |
|Person ID||I390||Owings Stone Genealogy, Ancestry & Heritage|
|Last Modified||18 Feb 2003 00:00:00|
|Father||EDWARD D'ARCY DORSEY, b. Bef 1620, England|
|Mother||ANNE <>, b. Bef 1620|
|Family ID||F164||Group Sheet|
|Family 1||SARAH WYATT, b. Bef 1650, prob. Virginia|
|Married||Bef 1670 |
|Family ID||F163||Group Sheet|
|Family 2||Margaret Larkin, b. Bef 1672|
|Married||Abt 1693 |
|Family ID||F173||Group Sheet|
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