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

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

August 1742, Maryland

August 31, 1742-
RENT ROLL - 1642-1753 Rent Rolls Charles County, Maryland, Hundred - Piccawaxen or William & Mary: Rent Roll page/Sequence: 457-538:
ROBYS RANGE: 256 acres; Possession of - 256 Acres - Robey, Thomas: Originally so called, Re-surveyed for Thomas Roby, 31 Aug 1742, beginning at a bounded white oak standing ona a ["] of a hill in the plantation of John Worland, the beginning of said tract.

(John Worland is my fifth great grandfather. His wife is Anastasia Robey, known as "Stacy". Thomas Roby is her brother, my fifth great granduncle, and John's brother-in-law.)

Seal of Cecil County, Maryland
Seal of Cecil County, Maryland (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Maryland Trivia, 1742

Charlestown is a town in Cecil County, Maryland, United States. The population was 1,183 at the 2010 census. It is the location of Charlestown Historic District and Indian Queen Tavern and Black's Store, both listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1975.

The town of Charles Town was established in 1742 by Act of the Maryland Assembly because, to quote the Act, “the encouragement of Trade and Navigation is the surest means of promoting the happiness and increasing the riches of every country . . . [and] . . . there being as yet no [town] settled at or near the head of the Chesapeake Bay . . .” The Assembly directed that “a place called Long Point on the west side of North East River in Cecil County” be the location of the new town and that it be named Charles Town in honor of the Right Honourable Charles, Lord Baron of Baltimore. A public wharf and a three-story warehouse were built. An inspector was appointed to ensure that only flour of superior quality was sold. And Charles Town was in business.
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