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

Monday, December 20, 2010

August 1732, Pennsylvania

Thomas Penn
August 11, 1732- Thomas Penn, accompanied by his brother-in-law Thomas Freame, sails for Pennsylvania, arriving at Chester August 11, 1732. During his nine-year stay in Philadelphia, Thomas has a small house built on the Springettsberry Manor lands adjoining the city, near the present Twentieth and Hamilton Streets, and embellishes the grounds with a great variety of plants and trees.
His elder brother John, and his sister Margaret Freame and her young son joined him, arriving September 19, 1734. John remained only a year, but Margaret Freame stayed until the news of her husband's death in the late spring of 1741. She and her brother Thomas then returned to England, arriving at Plymouth late the following November.

August 29, 1732- Mary Kirk is born to John Kirk & Sarah Tyson in Abington Township, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

(Thomas Penn is my third cousin 9 times removed. Our common ancestors are Pletjes Driessen & Alet Gobels Syllys.
Mary Kirk is my second cousin 8 times removed. Thomas Penn is her third cousin once removed. Our common ancestors are Mathias Dohrs & Agnes Neesgen Op den Graeff and Coentgen Lenssen Coenis & Anna Entgen Thones.)
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