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

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

June 1728, Maryland

Charles Calvert, 5th Baron Baltimore, was the ...
June 29, 1728- Ralph Robey leases 104 1/2 acres of Zachaiah Manor during his life and that of his mother, Sarah Robey.

Zachaiah Manor,was a holding of Lord Calvert (Charles, pictured) that stretched from Port Tobacco east to the town of Benedict. Much of Zachaiah was rented under long-term leases that passed from generation to generation as property, but the manor was interspersed with "patent" land, such as "His Lordship's Favor" and "Baltimore's Bounty," that was sold outright. A 1768 census of these leases has preserved much of the genealogical data of the Robey family.

Ralph's brother, Peter Robey had leased 86 1/4 acres of Zachaiah Manor on May 3, 1728 — one of the two oldest Robey leases in the area. The leases indicate that Peter, Benjamin, Ralph and Michael Hines Robey (all brothers) obtained property in the area in May and June 1728.
"State of His Lordship's Manors," 1766, 1767, 1768. Rent Rolls---Partial Census.

June 29, 1728-  Michael Hines Roby. 123 1/4 acres. Leasees: Thomas Owens and Elizabeth Roby. For the life of Sarah Roby.

Ralph and Michael are brothers. Their father, John Robey, had died in 1724.

(Ralph and Michael Hines Robey are my fifth great granduncles.)
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