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 MacKinnon

Friday, January 29, 2010

1729 Maryland

1729- Elizabeth Finch dies in Charles County, Maryland, at age 42.
Elizabeth Finch had lived her life on the plantation Goodwill, which was originally purchased in 1681 by her father, Guy Finch. It was located north of and adjoined the plantation Timberly, which was owned by Arnold Livers.
Elizabeth's third husband Peter Hoggins dies one year later in 1730. It was a brief union, they had married in 1728.

(Elizabeth Finch is my sixth great grandmother.)

The Land Records of Prince George's County, Maryland, 1726-1733 By Elise Greenup Jourdan
Liber M, Page 586

Enrolled at request of David Craufurd 1 May 1730:
Indenture, 19 Feb 1729; between Arnold Livers, merchant, and David Craufurd, merchant, for 1s; half of lot #73 between Livers and John Miles in Upper Marlborough; wit. Clement Hill, John Docwra; 1 May 1730 ack. by Arnold Livers and Hellen his wife.

(Arnold Livers is my fifth great grandfather.)

1729- Son, William Elder, is born to William Elder and Ann Wheeler in Frederick County, Maryland. He is the grandson of Elizabeth Finch, who dies the same year. (Elizabeth Finch married three times: Solomon Stimson, William Elder, Peter Hoggins.)

(William Elder is my 1st cousin six times removed.)

October 23, 1729- Solomon Stimpson 9.480 A PG £21.18.11 Oct 23 1729

Received from: Mr. William Digges, Moses Orme.
Payments to: Charles Calvert, Esq., Alexander Countee, Simon Nicholls, Mr. Alexander Fraser, Mr. Alexander Contee, Lingan Wilson, Leonard Holliday garnishee of Thomas Brooke & Co., Mr. Robert Tyler.

Executors: Peter Hoggins and his wife Elisabeth Hoggins.

(Solomon Stimson is my fifth great granduncle. Solomon Stimson and Elizabeth Finch are his parents. Peter Hoggins is his stepfather.)


  1. Both William Elder (DOB 1707, Prince Georges' County, MD) and Samuel Lilly (DOB 1699, Bristol, England)) are my 6th greatgrand-fathers. Dudley Digges (killed in 1752 over the land feud) was married to Samuel's daughter, Esther (DOB 1721, Bristol, Eng.) AND...Elizabeth Finch is my 7th greatgrandmother, Guy Finch is my 8th greatgrandfather, etc. etc. and on and on it goes. This is very exciting. Nancy Mears Brady

  2. It is so amazing, isn't it.

  3. In your blog of Jan 29, 2010, you said that Elizabeth Finch died in 1729 and that her third husband, Peter Hoggins, died in 1730. I believe that Steve Gilland ("Early Families of Frederick County") has made the same assertion. Do you know of any evidence to support those assertions? It seems to me that Peter died in 1774/5 and that Elizabeth was alive as of 31 Aug 1776... Peter Hoggins' will (28 June 1775) in the "Maryland Calendar of Wills 1774-1777" Vol 16, 1995) names his wife, Elizabeth Hoggins. And the 1776 Colonial Census for Prince George's County lists the household of a Peter Hoggins who appears to be the son of Peter Hoggins and Elizabeth (Finch) Hoggins. And the listed household includes "Elizabeth Hoggins age 84" (born about 1692) who appears to be the mother of this Peter Hoggins. Please advise. Louis Lehmann


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