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

Friday, September 10, 2010

October 1727, Maryland

October 11, 1727- James Neale dies at the age of 77 at Cobb Neck in Charles County, Maryland. James was the eldest son of Captain James Neale and Anne (Gill) his wife. He was born in Spain. His father, Captain James Neale, was a merchant and an agent for King Charles II and the Duke of York, and traveled often to Spain and Portugal.
James was around sixteen years of age when his father returned to Maryland and had James naturalized.
Young James was twice married. His first wife was Elizabeth Calvert, daughter of Colonel William Calvert, Secretary of Maryland, and granddaughter of Governor Leonard Calvert. William Calvert, upon the marriage of his daughter Elizabeth with James Neale, granted the couple 600 acres on the east side of Piscataway River and the south side of Piscataway Creek.
At the death of his father, James Neale inherited half, 1,000 acres of  the 2,000 acre "Wollaston Manor," the family plantation in Charles County. Following the death of his first wife, James wed Elizabeth Lord, the daughter of John and Elizabeth Lord. At the time John Lord was a magistrate of Westmoreland County, Virginia. In 1687, John Lord deeded his daughter Elizabeth 700 acres of land in Virginia, parts of three tracts near Giles Brent's Mill. The deed stated she was marrying James Neale of Wollaston Manor in Charles County, Maryland.

The will of James Neale of Wollaston Manor, Charles County, is dated 1 April 1725, and was proved 11 October 1727 (Annapolis, Lib. 19, fol. 246). Maryland Calendar of Wills: Volume 6 page 40

Neale (Neal), James, Sr., Wolleston Mannor, Charles Co.,
To eldest son James, Jr., deed of Woolleston Mannour afsd. confirmed; and personalty. To second son Henry, deed of 500 A. Gills Land confirmed; and personalty. To son Benjamin and hrs., 500 A. leased to and known by names of Davies, Antho. Smith, Jno. Castles and Tho. Sparkes; sd. son dying without issue, to son William and hrs.; and personalty. To son William and hrs., 500 A. leased to Cha. Rocks, Nat. Freeman and Thomas Marrish; and all land at Matta Woman bou. of Geo. Hinson; sd. son dying without issue or during minority, to son Benj. and hrs.; and personalty at age of 21.
To wife Elizabeth and hrs., interest in 340 A. lying at Upper Machoteck, Va., lately in poss. of Michaell Webb and Benja. Berryman; 1/3 personal estate. To daus. Mary Deaton, formerly Vanswerring, Mary Tawney, formerly Neale, Ann, now wife of Mr. Edward Cole, and Margaret, personalty.
To dau. Mildred, ?30 at age or marriage.
Exs.: Wife and sons Benjamin and William to divide residue of personal estate equally.
Test: Walter Story, Thos. Taney, Joseph Alvey.
Codicil: Son William and dau. Mildred to have no interest in bequests until they give bond to acquit themselves and hrs. of all interest in certain slaves once property of dau. Elizabeth.
Date and tests same as above will.

(James Neale is my first cousin 10 times removed. Our common ancestors are Benjamin Gill & Mary Mainwaring.) 

Wild Rose of Wolleston Manor (interesting memoir on the Neale family.)
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