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 24, 2010

September 1728, Pennsylvania

                            Quaker Couples

September 7, 1728- Jeremiah MacVeagh marries Mary Potts in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
"Mary Potts was a Quakeress, and they were married in Friends Meeting." Quote from the
MacVeagh Family Bible.

Quaker Courtship and Marriage


From a transcript of the marriage certificate of Jeremiah MacVeagh and Mary Potts of Philadelphia PA md 1728 with genealogical notes on their descendents. Microfilmed by the Genealogical Society of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints on 22 March 1983 (Jeremiah was a son of Edmond):

"WHEREAS Jeremiah MacVeagh of the township of Lower Dublin in the County of Philadelphia, Province of Pennsylvania, Yeoman, and Mary Potts of Bristol Township in the said County and Province, Seamstress, having declared their intention of marrying with each other before several Monthly Meetings of the people called Quakers, at Abington Meeting house in the county aforesaid according to the good Order used amongst them, Whose proceedings therein after a deliberate consideration, First having Consent of Parents and relatives Concerned and nothing appearing to obstruct were approved by the said meetings.
NOW THESE ARE TO CERTIFYE, all it may concern that for the full accomplishing of their Intentions this Seaventh day of the Ninth Month in the year of our Lord One Thousand Seaven Hundred and Twenty Eight, They the said Jeremiah MacVeagh and Mary Potts appeared in a public Meeting of the People and others at Abington Meeting house aforesaid, And in a Solemn Manner the said Jeremiah MacVeagh taking the said Mary Potts by the hand did openly declare that he took the said Mary Potts to be his wife, promising through God's assistance to be unto her a Faithful and Loving Husband until it shall please God by Death to separate them. And then and there in the said Assembly the said Mary Potts in Like manner Openly Declared that Shee took the said Jeremiah MacVeagh to be her husband Promising through God's Assistance to e unto him a faithful and Loving wife until Death them shall separate. And Moreover the Said Jeremiah MacVeagh and Mary Potts (Shee according to the custom of Marriage Assuming the name of her husband: As a farther Confirmation thereof did then and there to these presents sett their hands and wee whose names are hereunder written being present among others at the Solemning of their Marriage and subsequently in manner aforesaid As witnesses thereunto have also these presents Sett our names the day and year above written. (Signed) JEREMIAH MACVEAGH MARY MACVEAGH
WITNESSES:
EDMOND MACVEAGH
DAVID POTTS
JOHN MACVEAGH
EDMOND MACVEAGH, JR.
JOHN POTTS
JONATHAN POTTS
STEPHEN POTTS
EZEKIEL POTTS
NATHAN POTTS
MARY SIMCOCK
MARY KNIGHT
MARGARET TYSON
MARGARET HOWELL
HANNAH ROBERTS
SARAH THOMAS
HANNAH THOMAS
ANN BURK
AGNES CLEAVER
DOROTHY STICKLEDGE
R. MORREY
THOS. MORREY
ANTHO. WILLIAMS
LEWIS WILLIAMS
THOMAS AIKENS
DANIEL THOMAS, JR.
CHARLES WITT
DANIEL THOMAS
JOHN ROBERTS
JAMES WATERMAN
PETER TAYLOR JR

September 15, 1728- Benjamin Levering is born to Jacob Levering & Alice Tunes in Roxborough, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

(Mary Potts is my first cousin 8 times removed. Our common ancestors are Thomas Potts & Elizabeth Baset.
Benjamin Levering is my second cousin 8 times removed. Our common ancestor is Thonis Klincken.)
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