Fifth Generation


97. Rebecca DORSEY was born on 8 June 1739 in Anne Arundel Co, MD.308,309 She died in 1814 at the age of 75 in Maryland.310 The Methodists, p 190:
Episodes of women's filial and spousal disobedience, covert and overt, permeate the Methodist narratives. Rebecca Ridgely, for one instance, durin years of religious seeking before and after her marriage and some distress at not having been baptized by her Quaker mother, attempted to conform to her husband's Anglicanism. But during Andlican services she remembered her mother's warning her not to "Lett my toung give my Heart the Lye," She took stock of other church services - Quaker, Baptist, and Presbyterian - before hearing of Captain Thomas Webb's return to Baltimore in 1774. "Doe go," an acquaintance urged her; "it is as good as a play to hear him." Attending with two women friends, she heard Webb preach: "Now is the appointed time, now is the Day of Salvation." Ridgely observed that he "spoke so plain of the spiritual Beptism and how we might through prayer Come to Receive that Blesing and thraough Neglect must Lose it." She added: "Being of a Gay Despoistion I Danced and Claptt my hands and said it was the truth (Webb) had spoke that Night...and that I would go to hear him every Night as Capit Ridgely was gone to annapolis." Ridgely later prohibited his wife from frequenting Methodist meetings hosted by a neighbor with whom he had had a disagreement, no doubt promting further subterfuge on his wife's part.

Rebecca DORSEY and Capt. Charles RIDGELY were married on 18 November 1760 in Anne Arundel Co, MD.309,311,312 Capt. Charles RIDGELY was born on 17 September 1733 in Anne Arundel Co, MD.313 He died on 28 June 1790 at the age of 56 in Anne Arundel Co, MD.313