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, March 28, 2010

1720 Maryland

1720- John Worland III is born to John Worland and Stacey Robey in Charles County, Maryland. His first wife Rebecca is born the same year.

(John Worland III is my fourth great grandfather.)

James Robey is born to John Robey and Sarah Smallwood in Charles County, Maryland.

(James Robey and John Worland III are first cousins. James Robey is my first cousin 6 times removed. Our common ancestors are John Robey & Sarah Hines Luckett.)

Thomas Luckett is born to Samuel Luckett, Jr. and Ann Smoot in Port Tobacco, Charles County, Maryland.

(Thomas Luckett is first cousin once removed to James Robey and John Worland III.  Thomas Luckett is my first cousin 7 times removed. Our common ancestor is Elizabeth Hussey.)

James Pike is born to Archibald Pike and Mildred Thompson in St. Mary's County, Maryland.

(James Pike is my fifth great grandfather.)

Elizabeth Skeen is born in St. Mary's County, Maryland.

(Elizabeth Skeen is my fifth great grandmother.)

Thomas Newton is born to Thomas & Katherine Newton in St. Mary's County, Maryland.

(Thomas Newton is my fifth great granduncle.)

Susanna Heard is born to William Heard and Elizabeth Cole in Maryland.

(Susanna Heard is my second cousin 8 times removed. Our common ancestors are Robert Cole & Rebecca Gill.)

Joseph Thompson is born to Thomas Thompson and Jane Tant in Charles County, Maryland. Thomas and Jane had wed earlier in the same year.

(Joseph Thompson is my second cousin 7 times removed. Our common ancestor is Robert Drury.)

Robert Cole has died at the age of 34 in St. Mary's County, Maryland.
His will is proved in April 1720:

To son John and heirs: dwelling plantation, personalty.
To son Robert and heirs: "Cole's Purchase," at head of Choptank Bay; personalty.
To daughter Mary and heirs: "Pearewales"; personalty.
To wife Elizabeth, personalty, and with child. residue of estate, equally.

Exs.: Wife Elizabeth and Brother Edward.

Test: George Jenkens, Cuthbert Sawell (Seawell, Sewell) and Vitus Herbert.
(Robert Cole is my first cousin 9 times removed. Susanna Heard is his niece. Our common ancestors are Robert Cole & Rebecca Gill. His wife Elizabeth Tant is my first cousin 8 times removed. Joseph Thompson is her nephew. Our common ancestor is Robert Drury. )

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