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

Thursday, November 25, 2010

May 1731, Maryland

Charles County Land Records, Liber M#2 Page 246.

May 12, 1731- At the request of Captain John Lancaster of Charles County, the following deed was recorded this May 12, 1731.
Mav 7, 1731, from Raphael Neale of Charles County, Gentleman, to John Lancaster and Elizabeth, his wife, daughter of said Raphael Neale, for the natural love that Raphael Neale has for his said daughter and for 5 shillings, all that tract of land in Charles County adjoining the lands of Arthur Turner, bounded by said Turner's bound tree, a marsh that falls into St. Raphaels Creek, a Huckleberry Swamp, the land of John Slingsby, the head of Poseys Creek near the bounded tree of Slingsby now Allen, the land of Christopher Russell, the line of land formerly surveyed for Benjamin Gill, Arthur Turner, containing and laid out for about 494 acres (as by the patent granted to Anthony Neale, son of James, dated Oct 10, 1695). It is the intent of this deed that the aforesaid John is to possess the aforesaid land during his natural life, and afterwards, it reverts to the next heir at law apparent of said Raphael Neale. Signed - Raphael Neale, Mary (M her mark) Neale. Wit - Gust. Brown, John Chandler, John Fendall. Mary, the wife of Raphael Neale, relinquished her right of dower in and to the within mentioned land and premises.

(Raphael Neale is my second cousin 7 times removed. Our common ancestors are Benjamin Gill & Mary Mainwaring. Benjamin Gill is Raphael's great grandfather and my eighth great grandfather. Captain John Lancaster was Raphael Neale's son-in-law, having married Raphael's daughter, Elizabeth.)

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