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, March 16, 2011

May 1735, Maryland

May 13, 1735- John Darnall dies at the age of 30 in St. James Parish, Charles County, Maryland. He drowned while crossing the Patuxent River.
The son of Edward Darnall & Sarah Robey, he was born in Charles County in 1705. He received two grants of land: 100 acres in the "Manor of Zachia" in Charles County and "Darnall's Delight", on August 5, 1726.
He died intestate and his estate was inventoried May 13, 1735. The inventory was signed by Sam Middleton and J. Smith. Edward and Thomas Darnall being named as nearest of kin. Rachel Darnell administered the estate July 16,1735. The names of John and Rachel were spelled Darnell, of Edward and Thomas, Darnoll. Three children were mentioned but not named in the settlement of the estate.

1735- John's brother, Thomas Darnall, marries Sarah McQueen in Charles County, Maryland.

(John and Thomas Darnall are my first cousins 6 times removed. Our common ancestors are John Robey and Sarah Hines Luckett.)
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