Archives of Maryland
(Biographical Series)

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



Buchholz, Heinrich Ewald. Governors of Maryland from the Revolution to the Year 1908.  2d ed.  Baltimore: Williams and Wilkins Company, 1908.

Dorsey, Maxwell J., et. al. The Dorsey Family: Descendants of Edward Darcey Dorsey of Virginia and Maryland for Five Generations and Allied Families.
    Dorsey and Nimmo: Baltimore, MD, 1947.

Evans, Henry Ridgely. Founders of the Colonial Families of Ridgely, Dorsey, and Greenbury, of  Maryland.  Washington, D.C.: W.H. Lowdermilk & Co.,

Hastings, Lynne Dakin. A Guidebook to Hampton National Historic Site.  Baltimore County: Historic Hampton, Inc., 1986.

Holland, Celia. Old Homes and Families of Howard County, Maryland.  Privately Published, 1987.

Overman, Virginia Newsome. Berry, Bowie, Clagett, and Dorsey: Family Lineages of Maryland. Hendersonville, TN, 1987.

Warfield, J. D. The Founders of Anne Arundel and Howard Counties, Maryland.  Westminster, MD: Family Line Publications, 1990.

White, Frank F., Jr. The Governors of Maryland: 1777-1970.  Annapolis: Hall of Records Commission, 1970.

Newspaper/Magazine Articles-

Bevan, Edith Rossiter. "Perry Hall: Country Seat of the Gough and Carroll Families," Maryland Historical Magazine, date unknown.

"Family Bible of Harry Dorsey Gough Carroll" (1793-1866), Maryland Historic Magazine 22, December 1927.

Culver, Francis B. "Notes and Queries: Priscilla of the Dorseys, A Century Old Mystery," Maryland Historical Magazine 42, March 1947.

Scarff, John H. "'Hampton,' Baltimore County, Maryland," Maryland Historical Magazine 43, June 1948.

Scarff, John H. "Belmont, Howard County," Maryland Historical Magazine 48, March 1953.

Torchia, Robert Wilson. "Eliza Ridgely and the Ideal of American Womanhood, 1787-1820," Maryland Historical Magazine, Winter 1995.

Other Sources:

Maryland State Archives SPECIAL COLLECTIONS (Ridgely Family Collection), 1757-1784, M 4428-M4442, M4444-M4446, MSA SC 3944.

Maryland State Archives SPECIAL COLLECTIONS (Ridgely Family Collection), M4447-M4455, MSA SC 3945.

Maryland State Archives SPECIAL COLLECTIONS (Legislative History Project Collection), Governor Charles Cannan Ridgely File, MSA SC 1138-1446, 2/11/11/8.

Maryland Historical Society MANUSCRIPT COLLECTION (Dorsey Account Books), p.93, MS 1035.

Maryland Historical Society (Hampton National Historic Site Scrapbook), p.133, MS 954.

Maryland Historical Society (Henrietta Maria Chew Dorsey Journal), p.38, MS 1774.

"Portraits of First Ladies & Official Hostesses of Maryland from the State Collection," pamphlet prepared by the Maryland
Commission on Artistic Property.

"Belmont," pamphlet prepared by the Smithsonian Institute.

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