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Priscilla Dorsey Ridgely (1762-1814)
MSA SC 3520-2244
Wife of Charles Carnan Ridgely, Governor of Maryland 1816-1819

Priscilla Dorsey Ridgely

Priscilla Dorsey Ridgely, attributed to Rembrant Peale
also attributed to Joseph Wright, c. 1790
Maryland Commission on Artistic Property, Maryland State Archives
MSA SC 1545-1209

Born:  July 12, 17621
Mother:  Priscilla Hill Dorsey2
Father:  Caleb Dorsey, Jr.3
Sibling:  Rebecca Dorsey4
Maternal Grandparents:  Henry and Margaret Hill5
Paternal Grandparents:  Caleb and Elinor Dorsey6
Dorsey Family Home:  "Belmont", Howard County7
Marriage:  October 17, 1782 to Charles Ridgely, Governor of Maryland, at Old Saint Paul's Church in Baltimore8
Children:  Henry, Priscilla Hill, Eliza, David Latimer, Sophia Gough, Mary Pue, Charles Carnan Jr., Rebecca Dorsey, Priscilla Gough, John Canan, Prudence Gough, Achsah, Harriet9
Ridgley Family Home:  "Hampton", Baltimore County and "Spring Hill", Howard County10
Died:  April 30, 181411

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