May 26, l737- A deed of gift is recorded of a female slave from Mary (Cox) Cawood to her son in law Ralph Robey and Penelope (Cawood) Robey, his wife. It also gives Mary's daughter Ann Thomas, wife of John Thomas, lst child of the slave, and Mary Willet, wife of Charles Willet, the 2nd child of the slave.
(Ralph Robey is my fifth great granduncle. Our common ancestors are John Robey & Sarah Hines Luckett.)
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