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, January 28, 2011

November 1733, Maryland

November 16, 1733- Winifred Tant, widow of Vitus Herbert, dies at the age of 31 in St. Mary's County, Maryland. Winifred was born in St. Mary's in 1702, the daughter of John Tant & Margaret Drury. Her 4 year-old son, William Herbert, dies the same year.

Will of Winifred (Tant) Herbert
Herbert (Harbutt), Winifred, widow, St Mary's Co., 6th June, 1733; 16th Nov., 1733.
To mulatto slave Nell, her freedom.
To son Vitus, personalty.
Testatrix states that her husband,--- by his will bequeathed his lands to be equally divided amongst his three sons William, Joseph and Vitus and the same bequests for want of due words only gives his younger sons Joseph and Vitus an estate for life therein. To correct this testatrix desires that each of sons Joseph and Vitus may have an equal share in lands left them by their father.
To son Joseph, one share of personal estate on condition he make over to his brother Vitus and hrs., when of age, one share of the land he shall inherit by his father's will or as heir to his brother William, deceased.
" Elizabeth Wallis, an orphan girl, her freedom, dues and personalty when she comes to age, on condition she claims nothing for schooling promised her by husband, ---.
" sons Joseph and Vitus, entire personal estate, except as before disposed of, when they come to age of 21; son Joseph to care of Rev. Peter Atwood, son Vitus to Rev. Thomas Gerard; should either son die during minority or without issue survivor to inherit portion of deceased; should both die as afsd., entire personal estate to Rd. Thompson for use of sister Susannah Thompson during her life.
Ex.:  Brother  Richard Thompson.
Test: Joseph Delvanx, Mark Lampton. 20. 831.

Mrs. Winifred Harbert        18.342    SM  £93.13.10    Dec 11 1733 Jul 3 1734
Appraisers: John Hicks, Francis Hopewell.
Creditors: Benjamin Salley, Gilbert Ireland.
Next of kin: Margaret Pye, Edward Pye.
Administratrix/Executrix: Susannah Thompson.

Winifred Herbert 13.231  A SM  £93.13.10    £25.9.2    Jun 28 1735
Received from: Mary Carmichael, Franc. Killey, William Macket.
Payments to: Benjamin Salley, Charles Gough, John Thomas, Jane Hand, Capt. John Hicks, Nicholas Green, Thomas Plomer.
Legatees: Elisabeth Opalles.
Administratrix: Susannah Thompson.

(Winifred Tant is my first cousin 8 times removed. Our common ancestor is Robert Drury.)
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