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, July 21, 2010

1724 Maryland

1724- Thomas Luckett is born to Samuel Luckett, Jr. & Ann Smoot in Charles County, Maryland.

Margaret Pye is born to Walter Pye & Margaret Tant in Charles County, Maryland. She would become a nun and die in the Netherlands.

Thomas Thompson is born to Thomas Thompson & Jane Tant in St. Mary's County, Maryland.

Elizabeth Neale is born to James Neale & Elizabeth Hagan in Charles County, Maryland.

Leonard Wheeler & Elizabeth Hanson are married in Charles County, Maryland.

Ignatius Luckett marries a woman named Jane in Charles County, Maryland. They would reside at the head of Port Tobacco Creek.

Ralph Robey marries Penelope Cawood in Charles County, Maryland.

My sixth great grandfather, John Robey, dies at the age of 76 in Charles County, Maryland. John Robey was born in 1648 at Castle Donington in Leichestershire, England. In 1684, he married Sarah Hines Luckett in Charles County, Maryland. They had thirteen children, including Stacey Robey who would marry John Worland II.

My sixth great grandparents, John Drury and wife Mary Ford, die in St. Mary's County, Maryland. John Drury was born in England in 1669. Mary was born in St. Mary's county in 1678, where they wed in 1697.

( John Drury and Margaret Pye are first cousins. Margaret Pye is my second cousin 7 times removed. Thomas Thompson and Margaret Pye are first cousins. Their common ancestors are John Tant & Margaret Drury.  Thomas Thompson and John Drury are first cousins once removed. Thomas Thompson is my second cousin 7 times removed. Our common ancestor is Robert Drury.
Elizabeth Neale is my third cousin 8 times removed. Our common ancestors are Benjamin Gill & Mary Mainwaring.
Elizabeth Hanson is my sixth great grandaunt. Our common ancestor is Elizabeth Hussey.
Ignatius Luckett is Elizabeth Hanson's half-brother. Ignatius Luckett is my sixth great granduncle. Thomas Luckett is my first cousin 7 times removed. Our common ancestors are Samuel Luckett & Elizabeth Hussey.
Ralph Robey is the son of John Robey & Sarah Hines Luckett. Ralph Robey is my fifth great granduncle.)
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  1. I think your facts about Castle Donnington are wrong - The building in the photo is actually Donnington Castle near Newbury, Berkshire - In 1646 the English Parliament voted to demolish the castle. All that remains of the castle today is the substantial four towered gatehouse, and the surrounding earthworks. Castle Donington is a village, in the North West of Leicestershire.

  2. Thank you for the information, always looking for clarification.


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