1750- Population of Maryland is 130,000.
Bernard Newton is born in St. Mary's County, Maryland.
(Bernard Newton is my 4th great grand uncle. Our common ancestor is Clement Newton.)
Mary Ann Greenwell born in St. Mary's, Maryland. (she would marry Bernard Newton in 1775.)
Archibald Pike dies in St. Mary's Maryland.
(Archibald Pike is my 6th great grandfather.)
Will of Archibald Pike:
Liber 27, folio 198
31 Jan. 1750
PIKE, ARCHIBALD, St. Mary's Co., planter.
To son James Pike, Forest Ordain, the 100a where I live, he to pay his bro. Archibald Pike 4000 lb. tob., but if he d. s. p., to his bro. Archibald.
To son John Pike, negro boy George & Farney Branch, the 50a he lives on, but if he d. s. p., to my son Archibald.
To son Archibald Pike, a good bed, a young horse, a cow & calf, & negro boy Tom.
To wife, [Lucy], for life the rest of my e. & the use of the plntn. where she lives.
To dau. Mary Greenwell, negro woman Treasie.
Extrs: wife, Lucy Pike, & son James Pike.
Witn: Nicholas Mills, Sr., Eli[zabeth] Mills, George Innis.
3 April 1750[sic], sworn to by all 3 witn. , & the widow stood to the will.
Codicil of 5 Feb. 1750 also proved 3 April 1750[sic].
PIKE, ARCHIBALD, St Mary's Co., planter. 31 Jan 1750; 3 April 1750
To son James Pike, tract whereon I now live called "Forest Ordain," 100 A., he to pay to his bro. Archibland Pike 4000 pounds of tobacco.
To son John Pike, tract whereon he now dwells known as "Ferney Branch," 50 A.; also Negro boy George.
To son Archibald Pike, furniture, Negro boy Tom.
To wife remaining part.
To dau. Mary Greenwell, Negro woman Treasie.
Wife Lucy Pike, extx.
Wit: Nicholas Mills Sr., Elizabeth Mills, George Innis. 27. 198
Archibald Pike 44.229 SM £170.15.9 Apr 19 1750 Nov 7 1750
Appraisers: John Cole, Peter Ford.
Creditors: A. Barnes, Elisabeth Medley.
Next of kin: John Pike, John Wiseman Greenwell.
Administrators/Executors: Lucy Pike, James Pike.
Archbold Pike 30.185 A SM £170.15.9 £27.7.3 May 28 1751
Sureties: Nicholas Mills, John Hammond.
Received from: Thomas Carroll.
Payments to: Capt. Robert Chesley, Maj. Abraham Barnes, Thomas Carroll, Elisabeth Medley, Matthew Allin, Benjamin Gough, William Daft, John Thomson, John Hammond, Benjamin Gristy, Catherine Leak.
Legatees: (unnamed) all of full age except Archbold Pike (son, aged 17).
Executors: Lucy Pike, James Pike.
The Worland Family in America and Beyond
I began my life in the Puget Sound area of Washington State, on an island filled with forests and wild rhododendrons. I was separated from my Worland family there at an early age. Recently, I was reunited with my family and learned of my heritage. And so, this journey to know my ancestors began. The Worlands, Gideons, Newtons, Conards... they were the colonists, the settlers, the pioneers. They fought in the American Revolution, the War of 1812, the Civil War. This is their story, and the story of a nation. -Deci Worland