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

Sunday, February 7, 2010

December 1726, Maryland

December 15, 1726- Charles County Land Records, 1722-1729; Book L#2, Page 313.

At the request of Sarah Roby of CC, widow, the following instrument of writing was recorded this Dec 15, 1726. We discharge Sarah Roby of CC, the relict of John Roby Sr, late of CC, now decd, from all legacies that may or shall be due from the sd Sarah Roby to us on the acct or estate of sd John Roby.

(John Robey is my sixth great grandfather. John Robey had died sometime before May, 1726. Sources vary, stating his death as occuring in 1724 or 1726. He had married Sarah Hines Luckett in 1684 at Castle Donington in Leichestershire, England.)

December 27, 1726- Elizabeth Hardy is born to George Hardy and Elizabeth Drane in Prince George's County, Maryland.

(Elizabeth Hardy is my 1st cousin six times removed. Our common ancestors are William & Elizabeth Hardy.)

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