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Sarah Dorsey (Wyatt)

Birthdate: (35)
Birthplace: Anne Arundel Co.,MD
Death: 1692 (35)
Anne Arundel County, Maryland
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Nicholas Wyatt, Gent. and Damaris Bland
Wife of Col. Edward Dorsey
Mother of Edward Dorsey, Jr.; Sarah Petticoat; Hannah Howard; Samuel Dorsey; Capt. Joshua Dorsey and 3 others
Sister of Samuel Wyatt and Mary Damaris Welsh
Half sister of Mary Damaris Welsh

Occupation: Housewife of 8 children
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About Sarah Dorsey

Birth: 1657 Anne Arundel County Maryland, USA Death: 1690 Anne Arundel County Maryland, USA

Sarah Wyatt was born in 1657 in Anne Arundel County, Maryland, to Nicholas Wyatt and his wife, Damaris Stockett. Her father was a wealthy planter; her parents were Quakers.

Sarah married Col. Edward Dorsey, Jr., ca 1670, in Anne Arundel County. He was an attorney and military officer; he held several offices of public importance. They had eight children: 1. Edward Dorsey, III 2. Sarah Dorsey 3. Hannah Dorsey 4. Samuel Dorsey 5. Capt. Joshua Dorsey 6. Col. John Dorsey 7. Nicholas Dorsey 8. Benjamin Dorsey

"Upon the death of Sarah's father, Nicholas Wyatt, in 1673, he left a will made in 1671, in which Sarah's mother Damaris was made executrix. Col. Edward Dorsey, as the representative of his wife, the heir, contended for the administration of the estate, on the ground of a subsequent revocation of the will in 1671. The case was decided in favor of Maj. Dorsey, who administered. After the death of Samuel Wyatt, the only son and heir of Nicholas Wyatt, Edward Dorsey claimed his estate by rights of his wife, as sole-heiress. A battled ensued with Thomas Bland, who had married Damaris, step-mother of Sarah Wyatt Dorsey. Edward Dorsey had Bland arrested and caused him to be kept a prisoner at the Public Ordinary for several days." –J.D. Warfield

Sarah Wyatt Dorsey died, ca 1690, about aged 33, in Anne Arundel County. She is assumed to be buried on the Dorsey Plantation in Annapolis, Maryland.

Family links:

 Nicholas Wyatt (1620 - 1673)

 Edward Dorsey (1645 - 1705)*

 Joshua Dorsey (1686 - 1747)*
 John Dorsey (1688 - 1764)*
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Burial: Dorsey Plantation Annapolis Anne Arundel County Maryland, USA

Maintained by: meet Virginia Originally Created by: P Fazzini Record added: Jan 08, 2011 Find A Grave Memorial# 63895709

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Sarah Dorsey's Timeline

Anne Arundel Co.,MD
Age 19
Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Age 19
Elk Ridge, Baltimore County, Province of Maryland
Age 22
Annapolis, Anne, Maryland, USA
Age 25
Annapolis, Anne Arundel County, Maryland
Age 29
Middle Neck, Anne Arundel County, Province of Maryland
June 15, 1688
Age 31
Annapolis, Anne Arundel County, Province of Maryland, Colonial America
Age 32
Bel Air, Harford County, Maryland, United States
Age 35
Middle Neck, Anne Arundel, Maryland, United States