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

Thursday, October 10, 2013

November 1741, Maryland

Charles County, Maryland. Tobacco is being air...
Charles County, Maryland. Tobacco is being air-cured in a family-sized tobacco barn near Pomfert, Ma . . . -
November 1741- A bizarre tale concerning the body of Richard Roby.

Charles County Court Records, November 1741 Court, Liber T#2, Page 301-302

It was commanded that the Sheriff: should take Richard Roby, late of Charles County, planter, and him safe keep so that he should have his body before next November Charles County Court, to satisfy unto Jonathan Davies Jr, 2254 lbs of tobacco, a debt which to the said Jonathan lately in said Court recovered against him, and 283 lbs of tobacco for his damages which he had by occasion of detaining that debt. And now here, the Sheriff: returns to the Court here the writ aformentioned thus endorsed, viz, The Plaintiff releases the penalty on the Defendants paying the principle: interest and damages; and these words following, viz, Cepi Corpus, Richard Tarvin, Sheriff. And with the writ aforementioned he returns to this Court the following supersedeas:

You, Richard Roby of Charles County, planter, Thomas Roby and Michael Hinds Roby of Charles County, planters, do confess judgment to Jonathan Davies Jr, for 2254 lbs of tobacco, a debt, and 283 lbs of tobacco, damages, which was recovered by said Jonathan Davies Jr against the said Richard Roby on Aug 11 in Charles County, the said sums to be levied of your bodies, goods, or chattels, lands or tenements, for the use of the said Jonathan Davies in case the said Richard Roby does not pay to said Jonathan Davies, the said sums of 2254 lbs of tobacco debt as aforementioned, and 283 lbs of tobacco damages so as aforementioned recovered against him, with additional costs thereon on next Feb 10.

The above supersedeas taken and ack. before us, two Charles County Justices, on Aug 3, 1741. Signed - Robert Hanson, S Hanson.

(Michael Hines Robey is my fifth great granduncle. Our common ancestors are John Robey & Sarah Hines Luckett.)

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