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

Saturday, May 29, 2010

May 1709, England

May 12, 1709- William Brent and Sarah Gibbons are married in London, England. William, the grandson of Giles Brent, had been born in Stafford County, Virginia. He fell heir, by the deaths of relatives, to the estates of Stoke and Cossington, Somersetshire, and went to England in 1708 to recover his inheritance. There he married Sarah, daughter of William Gibbons, and sister of Sir John Gibbons, Member of Parliament for Middlesex. William Brent died in England on December 26, 1709. His widow Sarah came to Virginia in 1717, where she would go on to marry Reverend Alexander Scott.

Virginia Gleanings in England

(William Brent is my first cousin 8 times removed. Our common ancestors are Giles Brent & Mary Kittamaquund.)

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