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

Monday, August 30, 2010

January 1727, Maryland

Poplar Hill, 7606 Woodyard Road (His Lordship'...Image via Wikipedia

Photo of Poplar Hill, His Lordship's Kindness

January 9, 1727- My sixth great grandfather, Solomon Stimson, dies at the age of 46 in Prince George's County, Maryland. Solomon was an Episcopalian Minister, in Rock Creek Parish, Maryland.
Solomon was born in Reading, Middlesex, Massachusetts in March, 1681 to James Stimson & Hannah Stearns. Solomon, father-in-law of William Hardy, was a resident of Prince George's County, Maryland, as early as March 1699 and had settled on the northwest bank of Piscataway branch about 2 miles west of Cheltenham when Colonel Henry Darnall's manor, His Lordship's Kindness, was surveyed October 10, 1701.
In 1715, he married Elizabeth Finch, daughter of Guy & Rebecca Finch. Elizabeth was the widow of William Elder. After Solomon's death, Elizabeth went on to marry Peter Hoggins.
It is my belief that Solomon was also previously married, as daughter Annie was born prior to his marriage to Elizabeth. However, I have not yet found a record of the previous marriage.

In Solomon STIMTON's will dated 9 Jan 1726/7 [Prince Georges county Will Book 19, pages 67, 68] states: "…I give & bequeath unto my Son in Law Willm Elder one Cow & Calfe. I give & bequeath unto my Son in Law Thomas Elder one Cow & Calfe. …" On 20 April 1727 "came Eliza Stimson and made oath…" as to the appraisal of the Stimton estate which included among other items: "3 negrows, 1 man, 1 dito woman, 1 dito girl; 25 head of cattle, young & old; 53 head of hogs, young & old, two feather beds,…" [Prince Georges County Inventories Box 7, 25]

Stimton (Stimson), Solomon, planter, Prince George's County, 9th Jan., 1726-7; 26th Jan., 1726/7.

To son Solomon, £30.
To son Benjamin, 50 A. where he now lives and £30.
To son-in-laws William and Thomas Elder, personalty.
To wife Elizabeth, extx., son Jeremiah, daus. Sarah and Mary, personal estate equally.
To dau. Ann, £5.
to wife Elizabeth and hrs., rights in land adj. Charles Bevans; shd. any of child. die during minority, their
portion to be divided among all child. equally.

Test: Thos. Chartur (Chartor), Paul Talbart (Tabart), Elizabeth Morris. 19.67


Solomon Stinson 11.906 PG £198.17.9 Apr 5 1727 Apr 20 1727

(also Solomon Stimson)
Appraisers: John Boone, James Young.
Mentions: Solomon Stinson, Benjamin Stinton, Mary Williams, William Hardy.
Administratrix/Executrix: Elisabeth Stimson.


Solomon Stimson 9.157 A PG £198.17.9 £110.4.6 May 20 1728

Received from: MM John Hyde & Co. (merchants in London), Thomas Charter, John Mawdesty,
Payments to: Robert Tyler, William Elder, William Hardey, John Kirkwood, Joseph Noble.
Legatees: Solomon Stimson, Benjamin Stimson, Anny Stimson (daughter) wife of William Hardy.
Executrix: Elisabeth Stimson.


Solomon Stimson 9.75 A PG £23.1.7 Oct 16 1728

Payments to; Mary Williams, Philemon Lloyd, Esq., Thomas Brooke & William Holland & Thomas Addison, Esq., Mr. Alexander Fraser, James Ranter.
Legatees: William Elder, Thomas Elder.
Executors: Peter Hoggins and his wife Elisabeth Hoggins.


Solomon Stimpson 9.480 A PG £21.18.11 Oct 23 1729

Received from: Mr. William Digges, Moses Orme.
Payments to: Charles Calvert, Esq., Alexander Countee, Simon Nicholls, Mr. Alexander Fraser, Mr. Alexander Contee, Lingan Wilson, Leonard Holliday garnishee of Thomas Brooke & Co., Mr. Robert Tyler.
Executors: Peter Hoggins and his wife Elisabeth Hoggins.
Enhanced by Zemanta

No comments:

Post a Comment

I welcome your comments and questions. If you do not have a public profile on Blogger, please leave contact information if you would like a response.