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Dorothea Dandridge (Spotswood)

Birthdate: (40)
Birthplace: Yorktown, York County, Virginia, United States
Death: September 25, 1773 (40)
Hanover, Hanover County, Virginia, United States
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Gov. Alexander Spotswood and Elizabeth "Anne" Butler Spotswood, Lady
Wife of Col. Nathaniel West Dandridge
Mother of Col. William Dandridge; Alexander Spottwood (Capt) Dandridge; Dorothea "Dolly" Winston; Nathaniel West Dandridge, Jr.; Elizabeth S. Payne and 6 others
Sister of Anna Catherine Moore (Spotswood); Col. John Spotswood; Robert Spotswood, Capt.; Mary Jones and Anne B Spotswood Morgan

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About Dorothea Dandridge

Birth: 1733 Yorktown York County Virginia, USA Death: Sep. 25, 1773 Hanover County Virginia, USA

Family links:

 Alexander Spotswood (1676 - 1740)
 Elizabeth Butler Brayne Spotswood (1700 - ____)

 Nathaniel West Dandridge (1729 - 1786)

 Alexander Spottswood Dandridge (1751 - 1785)*
 Dorothea Dandridge Henry (1757 - 1831)*
 Nathaniel West Dandridge (1762 - 1847)*
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Burial: Unknown


Dorothea SPOTSWOOD was born in 1733. She died on 25 Sep 1773 in West Point, York Co. VA.

She was married to Nathaniel West DANDRIDGE Pat. (son of William DANDRIDGE II and Lady Unity WEST) on 16 Jun 1747 in West Point, York Co. VA. Nathaniel West DANDRIDGE Pat. was born on 7 Sep 1729 in King & Queen Co., VA. He died on 16 Jan 1786 in West Point, York Co. VA.

In Colonial Families of the U.S., P. 117, Capt. Nathaniel West Dandridge, born in King & Queen Co., VA, 1729, d. Hanover Co. VA, 10 Jany. 1786. Capt. VA Association, 28 May, 1756, Burgess Hanover Co., 1758-1764, m. 18 June 1747, Dorothea, b. 1733, d. Sept., 1773, dau of Alexander and Anne Butler, (Brayne) Spottswood, Gov. of VA.

Campbell, Spotswood Family, p. 23, states' "He was lame." Dorothea SPOTSWOOD and Nathaniel West DANDRIDGE Pat. had the following children:

  • i. Martha DANDRIDGE was born on 20 Sep 1748 in Hanover Co.,VA. She died on 28 Sep 1773.
  • ii. Major William Alex. I DANDRIDGE R.S..
  • iii. Capt. Alexander Spotswood DANDRIDGE.
  • iv. John DANDRIDGE.
  • v. Dorothea Spotswood DANDRIDGE.
  • vi. Lt. Robert Ambler DANDRIDGE R.S..
  • vii. Nathanial West DANDRIDGE Jr.
  • viii. Elizabeth DANDRIDGE.
  • ix. Anna Katerine DANDRIDGE.
  • x. Mary Claiborne DANDRIDGE.

Dorthea Spotswood married Col. Nathaniel West Dandridge who was a first cousin of Martha Washington and a descendant of Colonial Governor (of Virginia) John West and an ancestor of First Lady Edith Wilson, wife of President Woodrow Wilson.


  • No evidence for Popothea Dandrige; typo? for Dorothea?
  • Some say birth was Fredericksburg, VA. DOROTHEA SPOTSWOOD, married Nathaniel Dandridge, brother to her sister-in-law, Mary Dandridge Spotswood, and a descendant of Col. John West who was Governor ofVirginia and brother of Lord De La Ware. Dorothea and Nathaniel, also had a daughter, Dorothea who was Patrick Henry's second wife.




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Dorothea Dandridge's Timeline

September 25, 1733
Yorktown, York County, Virginia, United States
September 20, 1748
Age 14
Hanover Co., Virginia
August 1, 1751
Age 17
Hanover County, Province of Virginia
August 1, 1753
Age 19
Bro-in-law of Patrick Henry
April 15, 1756
Age 22
Hanover Co., Virginia
September 25, 1757
Age 24
Chelsea, Hanover, Virginia
June 21, 1760
Age 26
Hanover County, Virginia, United States
October 26, 1762
Age 29
Hanover County, Province of Virginia
September 19, 1764
Age 30
Hanover County, Virginia, United States