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

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

October 1733, England

October 22, 1733- Christiana Gulielma Penn, only child of William Penn III, by his first wife, Christiana Forbes, and after the death of her half-brother, Springett Penn, the only surviving representative of the elder line of the descendants of William Penn, the Founder, was born October 22, 1733, in London, Middlesex, England.
She was brought up in the family of her maternal grandfather, Alexander Forbes, at Dowgate Hill, their London Home, and at Auchorties, Scotland, the ancestral estate of the Forbes family.
Her mother, Christiana Forbes, died November 1, 1733, within  a year of her marriage, soon after the birth of her daughter.

(Christiana Gulielma Penn is my fifth cousin 7 times removed. Our common ancestors are Pletjes Driessen & Alet Gobels Syllys.)
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