Dorsey Family Land Patents Collection, 1749-1787, MS 3164

Finding Aid to the Dorsey Family Land Patents Collection, 1749-1787, MS 3164

H. Furlong Baldwin Library, Maryland Historical Society

 

Collection summary

Title

Dorsey Family Land Patents Collection

Creator

Allison, Mrs. Peter

Call number

MS 3164

Inclusive dates

1749-1787

Bulk dates

1753-1759

Extent

7 oversized items

Abstract

Comprised primarily of land patents granted to the Dorsey family in Frederick County, Maryland during the 1750’s

Administrative summary

Repository

H. Furlong Baldwin Library

Maryland Historical Society

201 W. Monument St.

Baltimore, MD 21201

www.mdhs.org

specialcollections@mdhs.org

Access restrictions

Open to the public without restrictions.

Use restrictions

Permission to quote must be received in writing from the Special Collections Librarian.

Provenance

Gift of Mrs. Peter Allison, September 27, 2010

Accession number

unknown

Processing note

Processed by Lara Westwood, October, 2014

 

Scope and Content

The collection is comprised primarily of land patents granted to the Dorsey family in Frederick County, Maryland during the 1750’s. Five of the patents were issued to Edward Dorsey. A patent for land called “Pretty Salley” granted to John Howard also is included in the collection. The collection is organized chronologically.

Related Collection:

Edward Dorsey Collection, MS 2249

 

Container List 

Contents 

Dates 

Folder 

Patent to “Pretty Salley” in Ann Arundel County issued to John Howard

1749, June 6

1

Patent to “Request” issued to Edward Dorsey

1753, August 4

2

Patent to “Third Addition” in Frederick County issued to Edward Dorsey

1753, November 24

3

Patent to “Dorsey’s Plains” in Frederick County issued to Edward Dorsey

1755, June 17

4

Patent to “Woods Lott” in Frederick County issued to Edward Dorsey

1758, February 18

5

Patent to “Any thing” issued to Edward Dorsey

1759, May 8

6

Patent to “Addition to Darby’s Delight” in Frederick County issued to Colonel Thomas Dorsey

1787, July 2

7

 

 

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