Margaret Ruth Larkin
Birth: 1645, Anne Arundel, Maryland 
1707, Anne Arundel, Maryland
1693 married Edward Dorsey (1646-1705)
By February 15, 1706/7, the Widow Dorsey had married John Israel. At that time they both filed an account on the estate. An account filed by John Israel on October 24, 1710, reported that eight negroes had been given to the children of Colonel Dorsey in his life time.
Before John Israel settled in the Province he had been a Merchant of London, England, but declared himself a resident of the Province of Maryland on October 19, 1701. He died testate in Baltimore County in 1723, Ieaving his estate to his minor children and wife Sarah. She married shortly thereafter Samuel Heighe of Calvert County. No legacies were bequeathed to his Dorsey step-children. 
Edward Dorsey, the Elder, predeceased his father, Colonel Dorsey, and died intestate and without issue. An inventory of his personal estate was taken on May 14, 1702, by Samuel Young and Cornelius Howard. Among his personalty were books, two white servants, three negroes and also 130 gallons of cyder. 
On April 1, 1708, during a session of the court John Israel, Gent., the d.b.n. administrator of Colonel Edward Dorsey, deceased, who was the administrator of Edward Dorsey, Jr., declared "whereas Colonel Edward Dorsey in his life time paid large sums of money out of the said Edward Dorsey's estate, nevertheless, there appears nothing thereof upon the record of the Court". 
The court issued citations to the heirs, thereupon, John Petticourt who married one of the sisters of the said Edward Jr. appeared at court and acknowledged the receipt of £37/1/10. Mr. Joseph Howard who married another sister of the deceased acknowledged receiving £44/5/-The guardian of John Dorsey Jr., brother of the deceased, acknowledged £37/5/; Samuel Dorsey, a brother, £88/14/10; Joshua Dorsey, a brother, £64/l3/2; and the guardian of Nicholas Dorsey, a brother, £30. Upon maturity the three surviving sons of Colonel Edward Dorsey by his second marriage adjusted their landed inheritance. 
On June 10, 1728, Francis Dorsey and Edward Dorsey of Baltimore County assigned their portions of "United Friendship" and "Owings' Adventure" to their brother Charles. Edward Dorsey Jr. signed the deed, but Francis Dorsey made a large "F." for his mark. On the same day Charles Dorsey who made a large "D" assigned to his brothers Edward and Francis. Thereupon on the same day Francis Dorsey and Edward Dorsey conveyed to Hyde Hoxton, of Baltimore County, Gent., for £160 a portion of "United Friendship" of 150 acres adjoining "Larkins' Addition" and "Addition to United Friendship" of 45 acres. Elizabeth wife of Francis Dorsey waived her legal third, but no wife of Edward.
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On 7 Jan 2014 at 18:22 GMT Paula J wrote: