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, November 13, 2013

July 1742, Maryland

The Chesapeake Bay – Landsat photo
The Chesapeake Bay – Landsat photo (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
July 24, 1742- Charles County Court Records:
The deposition of John Brown, aged about 50, who says that at the place where he now stands, that his brother, Francis Brown, showed him an oak that then lay a rotting, and told him that the said oak was a bound tree of the land formerly in the possession of George Newman, and now in the possession of John Hamill, and also says that when Mr. William Hanson surveyed the said land for Mr. John Howard and John Hamill, which now is called Partners Purchase, that a locust post standing near Hungerfords Marsh is the reputed beginning tree of John Newman's land, and also says that Mr. William Hanson ran to the said post, and also from it. Signed - John ( his mark) Brown.
The deposition of Mr. Raphael Neale, aged about 59, who declares that John Newman told him that the line of land that his uncle, George Newman, formerly possessed, ran down to the head of the Valley where the above mentioned tree formerly stood. Signed - Raphael Neale.

(Raphael Neale is my second cousin 8 times removed. Our common ancestors are Benjamin Gill & Mary Mainwaring.)

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