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, September 4, 2010

July 1727, Pennsylvania

Abington Monthly Meeting House

July 4, 1727- The lawsuit regarding the property of founder William Penn is finally settled:

"the surviving trustees in Pennsylvania, named in Penn's will; and the younger children of William Penn, Jr.1 This suit in the Exchequer Court, after many delays, during which Dennis Penn, Henry Gouldney (one of the mortgagees), the Earl of Oxford, and Hannah Penn all died, was decided favorably to the will July 4, 1727. The " family deed sextipartite," to which an allusion has been made, was then framed, by which it was agreed that John Penn should have half the Pennsylvania and Delaware property, Thomas one-fourth, and Richard one-fourth, and that John's share should be charged with certain money payments to Margaret."

Painting of Thomas Penn.

July 7, 1727- Margaret Kirk is born to John Kirk & Sarah Tyson in Germantown, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

July 29, 1727- James Dilworth marries Sarah Shoemaker, daughter of Peter Shoemaker & Margaret Op den Graeff, at Abington. Sarah is the widow of Daniel Potts.

(Thomas Penn and his brothers are my third cousins 9 times removed. Margaret Kirk and Sarah Shoemaker are his third cousins once removed. Their common ancestors are Pletjes Driessen & Alet Gobels Syllys.
Margaret Kirk is my second cousin 8 times removed. Our common ancestors are Mathias Dohrs & Agnes Neesgen Op den Graeff and Coentgen Lenssen Coenis & Anna Entgen Thones.
Sarah Shoemaker is my third cousin 8 times removed. Margaret Kirk is her third cousin. Our common ancestors are Hermann Op den Graeff & Gretjen Driessen Pletjes and Pieter Dohrs & Lysgen Grietes.)
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