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

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

May 1712, Pennsylvania

May 26, 1712- Richard Cox and Margaret Potts are married at the Abington Meeting of Friends, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania.
Richard had come from England with his parents in 1709. The Cox family lived in New Castle County, Delaware.  The Monthly Meeting of Friends granted him a certificate on February 5, 1712,  to move to Pennsylvania in order to marry Margaret Potts; it was accepted March  26, 1712.

Richard Cox granted certificate from Kennett Monthly Meeting to Abington Monthly Meeting, PA, to marry with "a friend belonging to ye monthly meeting of Abington in ye County of Philada.", 5 2nd mo. 1712.

Margaret was a daughter of Jane Potts, a native of Wales, whose husband had died on the voyage from England. She arrived in Philadelphia by a later ship, to find herself a widow with four daughters. Jane settled in Germantown and is said to have supported her family by the practice of medicine, having brought a diploma from England.

The Cox family in America: A history and genealogy of the older branches of the family from the appearance of its first representative in this country in 1610

May 28, 1712- Thomas Potts and Judith Smith are married at Abington meeting. Thomas had come from Wales in 1683 with his widowed mother.

(Margaret Potts is my first cousin 8 times removed. Thomas Potts is Margaret's uncle. Thomas Potts is my seventh great granduncle. Our common ancestors are Thomas Potts & Elizabeth Baset.)

1 comment:

  1. Interesting about your Cox lineage! I have a Cox line also. William b. 1598 in England and arrived in Virginia in 1610. When the muster was taken in Feb. 1624/25, he was listed as William COXE, age 26, at Elizabeth City, with Thomas BOULDINGE. He married Elizabeth Hutchins.


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