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

Thursday, June 17, 2010

April 1721, Maryland

April 21, 1721- James Thompson has died in St. Mary's County, Maryland.

Will of James Thompson,  St Mary's County, 10th Feb., 1720/21;  21st Apr., 1721.

To son John and to Eliza, (wife of John Griggs), 1s. each, in full of their share of estate.
To son James, ex., interest in dwelling plantation --- and with dau. Sarah, residuary legatee of estate.
To divide same when son James arrives at age of 21.
Wm. Harrise guardian to sd. son.
Test: Wm. Johnson, Eliz. Fisher, Charles Lynch.
James Thompson 6.134 SM £65.2.0 Jun 22 ---- Sep 25 1721
Servants mentioned: Charles Smith (boy), Henry Starks (boy).
Appraisers: William Johnson, William Jones.
Creditors: Joseph Delaux, Vitus Herbert.
Next of kin: John Thompson, Elisabeth Griggs.
Executor: James Thompson, Jr.

(James Thompson is my sixth great granduncle. Our common ancestors are Robert Thompson & Mary French.)

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