August 12, 1718- William Hardy dies at the age of 50 in Charles County, Maryland. [William had come to Maryland in 1669 as an indentured servant and acquired a plantation called Dividing Run.- This has since been shown to be an error, please see comments below.]
Will: Harde,William, Charles County, 4th Jan., 1717; 12th Aug., 1718,
To son George., 1 shilling,
To son William and dau. Elizabeth, personalty.
To son Ignatius., 50 A. dwelling plantation at decease of wife Elizabeth, extx.
To son John, 50 A. "Dividing Run," and personalty.
To daus. Mary Wheatley and Martha Cohow, 1 shilling. each.
Test: Bowling Speake, Owen Reed, John Stapleton. 14.714.
(William Hardy is my sixth great grandfather.)
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