March 27, 1731- Abraham Isaac Op den Graeff has died in Philadelphia. His tract of 530 acres in "The Dutch Township" along the Perkionen is divided among his surviving children.
(Abraham Isaac Op den Graeff is my 1st cousin ten times removed. Our common ancestors are Herman Op den Graeff and Gretjen Driessen Pletjes.)
May 27, 1731- The "Pennsylvania Gazette," of May 27, 1731, contains the following advertisement:
"Run away from David Potts, at Socken above the Great Swamp, A Servant Boy named John Williams, about seventeen Years of Age, of swarthy complexion, has black Hair, and two Molds on his Forehead. Had on a brown linsey-woolsey Jacket, Leather Breehes, a pair of Shoe packs, and Stockings footed White. He is supposed to have with him a Big Bay Horse, with a Switch Tail, and a Star in the Forehead, a helf crop and a half penny in the Ear, and branded on the near Shoulder I P with a Dagger, over it. Whoever secures him and gives notice to George Shoemaker, Innkeeper, in Philadelphia, so that his Master may have him again, shall have Forty Shillings Reward, and Reasonable Charges paid, by DAVID POTTS."
The brand I P may have been the initials of Jonas Potts, who probably contributed to his son's start in life.
The Great Swamp was a marshy tract of land in the upper end of Bucks County, including the village of Quakertown. Saucon is the name of a creek emptying from the south-west into the Lehigh River, a few miles below Bethlehem. Before the year 1730, some Philadelphia speculators bought up large tracts of the rich lands in the Saucon valley and sold it out in smaller parcels.
(David Potts is my sixth great grandfather.)
David Potts of Loudoun County, Virginia and his descendants.
May 29, 1731- Women's Monthly Meeting of Friends in Gwynned.
att our Monthly Meeting held att Gwynedd the 29 of 5 mo 1731:
George Burson and Sarah Cocks Declared their intention of marriage with each other the first time - Elizabeth Jacob and Rachel Star are appointed to inspect into her clearness and conversation and bring report to the next Meeting.
by Account received from the severall branches belonging to this Meeting we have to report that Love and unity is in a generall way preserved among frds Meeting are kept up and a concern remains upon the minds of frds to maintain and put the Christian Discipline in practice and due care is taken of the poor.
Rebecca Roger and Rachel Pott, Eliza Ellis are appointed to attend the Quarterly Meeting att Philadelphia
att our Monthly Meeting held att Gwynedd the 31 of 6 mo 1731:
George Burson and Sarah Cocke Declared their intention of Marriage with each other the second time and being left to their Liberty to proceed in their intention - Eliza Richardson and Mary Jacobs are appointed to attend the marriage and see it be orderly accomplished.
Abraham Dawes and Mary Harry declared their intention of Marriage with each other the first time - this Meeting appoints Ellin Meredith and Rachel Potts to inspect into her Clearness and conversation and bring report thereof next Meeting.
July 9, 1731- George Burson marries Sarah Cox at Gilbert's Manor.
att our Monthly Meeting held att Gwynedd the 22 of 7 mo 1731:
The frds appointed Last Meeting to attend the marriage of George Burson and Sarah Cocks reported it was orderly accomplished.
Abraham Daws and Mary Harry Declared their intention of Marriage the second time - Ellin David and Rachel Potts are appointed to attend the Marriage and bring account to the Next meeting.
Benjamin Dickieson and Eliza Hamer Declared their intention of Marriage with each other the first - Sarah Daws and Jane Roberts are appointed to inspect into her clearness and conversation and bring report to the next Meeting.
Plymouth and Oley frds having made a thorough visitt gave an account thereof att this meeting which was very acceptable.
(Sarah Cox is my second cousin 7 times removed. David Potts is her first cousin once removed. Our common ancestors are Thomas Potts & Elizabeth Baset.)
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