Philemon Dorsey (1716 - 1772) MP

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Birthplace: Bel Air Manor, Anne Arundel County, Province of Maryland
Death: Died in Anne Arundel County, Province of Maryland
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About Philemon Dorsey

Philemon Dorsey, son of Captain Joshua and Anne (Ridgely) Dorsey, was born January 20, 1716, and died 1772. He inherited from his father, "Brother's Partnership," at Dayton, and settled there. He was captain of the "Hundred," whose duty it was to count the output of tobacco, and to levy church tax for its support. He was one of the builders of the "Chapel of Ease" upon "Poplar Spring Branch" and attended to its construction in 1750. His homestead stood upon the west of the road leading from Glenelg to Dayton, and his surveys reached west of his homestead some ten miles. His will is dated December 1, 1771, and proved April 7, 1772. Captain Philemon Dorsey married (first), February 19, 1738, Catharine Ridgely, daughter of Henry and Elizabeth (Warfield) Ridgely, at Christ Church, Queen Caroline Parish, Anne Arundel county, Maryland. He married (second) Rachael Lawrence. Children by first wife: 1. Anne, born October 2, 1740; married Captain John Dorsey. 2. Elizabeth, born May 13, 1742; married William Ridgely. 3. Philemon, Jr., born February 7, 1744; married Ann . 4.Catharine, born November 30, 1745; married Benjamin Warfield. 5. Sarah, born September 9, 1747; married Rachel Warfield. 6. Amelia, born August 23, 1749, died August 6, 1807; married Samuel Riggs (see Riggs family). Children by second wife: 7. Joshua, married Janet Kennedy. 8. Henrietta, married William Hobbs. 9. Ariana, married Samuel Owings.

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Capt. Philemon Dorsey's Timeline

1716
January 20, 1716
Anne Arundel County, Province of Maryland
1738
February 19, 1738
Age 22
Anne Arundel County, Province of Maryland
1740
October 2, 1740
Age 24
Anne Arundel, MD
1742
May 13, 1742
Age 26
Anne Arundel, MD
1743
February 7, 1743
Age 27
1745
November 30, 1745
Age 29
Caroline Parish, Anne Arundel County, Province of Maryland
1747
September 9, 1747
Age 31
Anne Arundel, MD
1749
August 23, 1749
Age 33
1759
December 13, 1759
Age 43
Province of Maryland
1762
January 30, 1762
Age 46
Ane Arundel, MD