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 28, 2010

March 1723, Maryland

March 7, 1723- George Hardy is born to George Hardy & Elizabeth Drane in St. Mary's, Maryland.

(George Hardy is my first cousin 6 times removed. Our common ancestors are William & Elizabeth Hardy.)

March 27, 1723- Anthony Drane dies at the age of 57 in Prince George's County, Maryland.

His will was dated 3/28/1719, proved 3/27/1723, probated 6/26/1723, recorded in Volume [Liber.] 18, folio 197,Wills, Prince George County, Maryland:

Bequeathed to two sons, Thomas & Anthony, "the plantation & a piece of land I hold, during the life of Mary Drane Nichols , the wife of William Nichols, equally between them if they or either of them live so long, otherwise remainder to son James ; and bequeathed to his son James all the plantation & tract of land I now live on , after my wife's decease, to him & his heirs forever. All the rest of my estate I give & bequeath unto my loving wife, Elizabeth Mockbee Nichols Drane. To son James & heirs, dwelling plantation after decease of my wife Elizabeth. Personal estate to be divided among the children. Maryland Calendar of Wills-Vol. V. p. 152. Upper Marlboro, Prince Georges County, Maryland Court House Record of Wills, p. 152.

(Anthony Drane is my sixth great grandfather. George Hardy is his grandson.)

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