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

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Wednesday, November 27, 2013

November 1742, Maryland

White Marsh Catholic Church (Sacred Heart)
 
Prince George's County, Maryland


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Charles Carroll
Atop a steep hill sits White Marsh Church, a rectangular brick building erected in 1856 on the foundations of a church built in 1742.

White Marsh was first called St. Francis Borgia, and was one of the early Catholic Jesuit Missions in the English colonies. The land where Sacred Heart sits is from a 2000-acre land bequeathed with 100 slaves from James Carroll, cousin of Charles Carroll of Annapolis, to George Thorold, a Jesuit priest. Upon the death of James Carroll in 1729, George Thorold of Charles County, and his fellow Jesuits took possession of the land and developed a farm, which they called White Marsh Plantation. White Marsh was the center of Catholic life in Prince George’s County.

"The Fathers who resided there made missionary trips to various locations in the county and to Annapolis, Baltimore, Doughoregan Manor and areas of the present day District of Columbia."

One of the earlier priest at the White Marsh was Rev. John Lewis who was named Superior of the Catholic Church in 1784. During this period, the Jesuit Fathers of White Marsh, with the help of indentured servants and slave labor worked the plantation as private citizens and served the Catholic communities in Prince George’s and nearby counties. The earliest known slaves at the White Marsh were those owned by Rev. John Lewis. In a memoranda, Lewis recorded having "at the Lower Quarters: Nanny, Kate and her child, Fanny born 1762, and Samuel 1764, Ruth, Terry, Regis, (Sampson, Jenny), Frank and children, Lucy, Davi, Nancy, Paul, and Henrietta born May 1763." One priest in particular Father John Ashton, owned a number of slaves during his time at White Marsh. Many the slaves owned by Ashton, as many as twelve at one time, ran away from his service. Some the slaves in the Queen and Mahoney family petitioned the courts for their freedom against Rev. Ashton.

    "Following the Revolutionary War the Jesuit Fathers under the leadership of John Carroll, S.J. called several meetings of the clergy for the purpose of organizing the Catholic Church in America. The meetings, called the General Chapters, took place in 1783 and were held at White Marsh Plantation. Deliberations of the General Chapters led to the appointment of John Carroll by the Vatican as Prefect Apostolic, making him superior of the missionary church in the thirteen states, and to the first plans for Georgetown University. Also at White Marsh, the priests of the new nation elected John Carroll as the first American bishop on May 18,1789."
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Father John Carroll
Carroll tolerated slavery, and had two black servants - one free and one a slave (the latter of which was released from slavery in his will with a generous inheritance). While calling for the humane treatment and religious education of slaves, he never agitated for the abolition of slavery.Over the course of his life, Carroll's attitude toward slavery evolved from advocating for humane treatment and religious instruction of slaves to a policy of gradual emancipation (albeit through manumission rather than law). His view was that gradual emancipation of a plantation's slaves allowed for families to be kept together and for elderly slaves to be provided for. He addressed critics of his approach as follows:
"Since the great stir raised in England about Slavery, my Brethren being anxious to suppress censure, which some are always glad to affix to the priesthood, have begun some years ago, and are gradually proceeding to emancipate the old population on their estates. To proceed at once to make it a general measure, would not be either humanity toward the Individuals, nor doing justice to the trust, under which the estates have been transmitted and received."
White Marsh became a Novitiate for young men studying for the priesthood, after it was moved from Georgetown in 1814, where it remained for twenty years. A fire at White Marsh occurred May 15, 1853. The fire that destroyed the church also destroyed the early records of the congregation. "The fire destroyed the priest house, the church and the vacant old Novitiate building. The chapel was rebuilt in 1856. By 1874 the priest house was restored and a large addition was added to the front of the building." In 1876, a bell tower was added to the chapel.

November 1742-
Charles County Court Records, November 1742 Court, Liber T#2, Page 463. Pursuant to an order of last August Charles County Court, Commission issued, returnable here, to Robert Yates, William Penn, John Maddox, & Barton Warren, to examine witnesses touching the bounds of a tract of land in possession of Atwicks Fearson.

And now here, John Maddox & Barton Warren return to this Court the Commission aforesaid, with the certificate and deposition thereto annexed - viz

To Robert Yates, William Penn, John Maddox, & Barton Warren, Gentlemen. Whereas Atwicks Fearson is in possession of a parcel of land lying in a Bite between Neals Creek and a branch making out of the said Creek of Neals called Back Creek, bounded on the north and west with certain lines and distances as per certificate directed, laid out for William Hungerford, the right of which land having lately laid in John Newman, deceased, and now in John Newman, his son, Minor, did, on Aug 10, in the 28th year of our Dominion, prefer his petition to Charles County Court on the day aforesaid, before Robert Hanson, Gentleman, and his associates, for Commission to examine witnesses to prove and perpetuate the memory of the bounds of the said tract of land, know that we have given you (not being any way related to the petitioner, contiguous proprietor, nor interested in said land) power to examine witnesses as aforesaid. Signed Aug 14, 1742 - Edm'd Porteus, Clerk.

We have taken the several depositions as above, pursuant to a Commission to us directed. Signed Sep 21, 1742 - John Maddox, Barton Warren.

Charles County. The deposition of Walter Fearson, age about 37, who declares that about 23-24 years ago, his father told him that a red oak standing near the head of a small branch called Hungerfords branch, was the beginning tree of a tract of land then in possession of John Newman, at the stump of which tree now stands a locust post, and further says that a white oak was a corner tree which parted George Newman's land and Samuel Fearson's and since in possession of John Newman, and likewise declares that a white oak now down that his father told him was a line tree and the courses now answers. Signed - Walter (W his mark) Fearson.

Charles County. The deposition of Mr. Raphael Neale, aged about 59, who declares that about 12 years ago that John Newman told him that a white oak standing at the end of 70 perches from a bounded red oak or post standing at the head of Hungerford branch, was a dividing tree between him and his uncle, George Newman. Signed - Raphael Neale.

Charles County. The deposition of Mr. Barton Hungerford, age about 56, who declares that the abovesaid white oak, by what Samuel Fearson told him, about 35 years [ago], is the 2nd bound tree of a tract of land now in possession of John Newman, by the courses. Signed - Barton Hungerford.

Charles County. The deposition of Alexander Sims, age about 41, who declares that about 8-9 years ago, that [at] the aforesaid white oak, that he heard Mr. Raphael Neale, John Newman, & John Hamill, they all acknowledged the aforesaid white oak was a bound tree of John Newman's land. Signed - Alexander Sims.

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

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Wednesday, November 23, 2011

1740, Maryland

West St. Mary's Manor, West Saint Mary's Manor...
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1740- My fourth great granduncle, William Drury, has been born to John Drury & Susannah Hayden in St. Mary's County, Maryland.

My fourth great granduncle, Joseph Newton, is born to Clement & Elizabeth Newton in St. Mary's County, Maryland.

My fourth great granduncle, Arnold Livers, son of Arnold & Helen, is assigned to St. Francis Xavier in Newtown, St. Mary's County, where he received his final vows in 1742. Arnold was a Jesuit Priest.



My fifth great grandaunt, Elizabeth Robey, dies at the age of 50, in Charles County, Maryland. The daughter of John Robey & Sarah Hines Luckett, she was the wife of John Henley. Her husband apparently died the same year.

William Robey and Mary Alexander are married in Charles County, Maryland.

William Luckett and Charity Middleton, the daughter of Captain John Middleton & Mary Wheeler, are married in Prince George's County, Maryland. They settled in what would become the new county of Frederick on the western slopes of the Blue Ridge Mountains.
Charity and her husband were given by her parents, "for natural love and affection", the tracts "Thomas and Mary" and "Wilson's Enlargement", containing 195 acres in Prince Georges County.
In about 1725, as an orphan, William Luckett had been placed under the care of James Middleton, uncle of Charity Middleton, by court orders to learn a profitable trade or profession. It was the custom of that day in Maryland to apprentice children whose paternal parent was deceased and whose estate was either insolvent or negligible with planters or merchants in order that the orphans may not become public charges.
In 1728, James Middleton was summoned by the court and censured for "neglecting to teach William Luckett to read and write". William, however, later became quite proficient in letters, because many documents written by him and signed are still preserved at the court house of Frederick County.

Marianne Hagan is born to William Hagan & Mary Eleanor Hanson in Bryantown, Charles County, Maryland.

Enoch Abell and Judith Booth are married in St. Mary's County, Maryland.

James Thompson and Anne Neale are married in St. Mary's County, Maryland.

Richard Basil Boarman and Anne Gardiner are married in St. Mary's County, Maryland.

Elizabeth Digges is born to Edward Digges & Monica Neale in St. Mary's County, Maryland.

(William Robey is my first cousin 6 times removed. Our common ancestors are John Robey and Sarah Hines Luckett.
William Luckett is my first cousin 7 times removed. Our common ancestors are Samuel Luckett & Elizabeth Hussey.
Marianne Hagan is my first cousin 7 times removed. Our common ancestor is Elizabeth Hussey.
Enoch Abell is my second cousin 9 times removed. Our common ancestors are Captain Robert Abell & Joanna Hyde.
 Anne Neale is my third cousin 6 times removed. Richard Basil Boarman and Elizabeth Digges are my fourth cousins 5 times removed. Our common ancestors are Richard Brent & Elizabeth Reed. Anne Gardiner is Richard's first cousin once removed. Their common ancestor is William Boarman. Elizabeth Digges is his second cousin. Their common ancestors are Baker Brent & Anne Calvert. )
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Saturday, August 27, 2011

August 1738, Maryland

August 1738- Around this time, Margaret Neale, widow of Richard Edelen, marries Zachariah Bond in Charles County, Maryland.

(Margaret Neale is my second cousin 7 times removed. Our common ancestors are Benjamin Gill & Mary Mainwaring and Oliver Mainwaring & Margaret Torbock.)
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Wednesday, July 20, 2011

March 1738, Maryland

March 1, 1738- (Charles County Land Records) The deposition of Edward Gillins, age about 37, who says that about 1 year ago, this deponent heard Mr. Benjamin Neale say his father told him that if he should die, there was no one living that could prove either the bounds of Slingsbeys Land, Gills, or Russells, but Mr. William Thompson. And further, this deponent says that Mr. Benjamin Neale told him that he supposed that the bounds of Slingsbeys stood in the sycamore thicket.

(Benjamin Neale is my second cousin 7 times removed. Our common ancestors are Benjamin Gill & Mary Mainwaring and Oliver Mainwaring & Margaret Torbock.)
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Thursday, July 7, 2011

1738, Maryland

West St. Mary's Manor, West Saint Mary's Manor...Image via Wikipedia
1738- My fifth great grandmother, Ann Stimson Hardy, dies at the age of 36 in Prince George's County, Maryland.
Annie, the daughter of Solomon Stimson, was born in Maryland, and was the second wife of William Hardy.

Lizzie Darnall is born to Edward Darnall & Priscilla Moore in Charles County, Maryland.

Abraham Clarke marries Eleanor Heard in St. Mary's County, Maryland.

Edward Jenkins is born to Edward Jenkins & Mary Cole in Charles County, Maryland.

Wilfred Neale is born to Henry Neale & Anne Gardiner in St. Mary's County, Maryland.

(Lizzie Darnall is my second cousin 5 times removed. Our common ancestors are John Robey & Sarah Hines Luckett.
Eleanor Heard is my second cousin 6 times removed. Edward Jenkins is her first cousin. Edward Jenkins is my second cousin 6 times removed. Wilfred Neale is their third cousin. Wilfred Neale is my third cousin 6 times removed. Our common ancestors are Benjamin Gill & Mary Mainwaring and Oliver Mainwaring & Margaret Torbock.)
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Tuesday, May 24, 2011

1737, Maryland

Maryland 136

1737- My fourth great grandmother, Mary Brady, is born in Charles County, Maryland.

My fifth great grandparents, Clement Newton & Elizabeth, have married in St. Mary's County, Maryland.

My fifth great granduncle, Peter Robey, dies in Charles County, Maryland.

My sixth great granduncle, Walter Hanson, is born to John Hanson & Elizabeth Tyler in Charles County, Maryland.

William Hayden is born to George Hayden & Charity Mary Morgan in St. Mary's County, Maryland.

Richard Wiseman and his brother, Edward Wiseman, are born about this time to Robert Wiseman & Elizabeth Heard in St. Mary's County, Maryland.

Bennett Neale is born to Benjamin Neale & Mary Edelen in Charles County, Maryland.

(William Hayden is my first cousin 6 times removed. Our common ancestors are William Hayden & Elizabeth Thompson. 
Richard Wiseman and Edward Wiseman are my third cousins 7 times removed. Bennett Neale is their third cousin once removed. Bennett Neale is my third cousin 6 times removed. Our common ancestors are Robert Cole & Rebecca Gill and Oliver Mainwaring & Margaret Torbock.)
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Wednesday, April 20, 2011

March 1736, Maryland

March 30, 1736- Richard Edelen gave "for the natural love I have for my son-in-law Benjamin Neale" 192 acres of "Lawrell Branch" which he had bought from Thomas Dent. (Deed O#2:140).
Benjamin was married to Richard's daughter, Mary.

(Benjamin Neale is my second cousin 7 times removed. Our common ancestors are Benjamin Gill & Mary Mainwaring and Oliver Mainwaring & Margaret Torbock.)

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Thursday, March 3, 2011

1735, Maryland

1735- My fifth great granduncle, Richard Hayden, has married Eleanor in St. Mary's County, Maryland. Their son, William, would be born later in the year.

Eleanor Neale, widow of Bennett Hoskins, has died at the age of 27 in Bryantown, Charles County, Maryland. Eleanor was born about 1708 in St. Mary's County, Maryland, to Raphael Neale & Mary Brooke.

Basil Brooke marries Dorothy Taney in Calvert County, Maryland.

Anne Manning is born to John Manning & Mary Greenwell in St. Mary's County, Maryland.

John Wiseman is born to Robert Wiseman & Elizabeth Heard in St. Mary's County, Maryland.

(Anne Manning is my third cousin 6 times removed.
Dorothy Taney is my third cousin 6 times removed. Eleanor Neale is her second cousin. Their common ancestors are Captain James Neale & Anna Maria Gill.
Eleanor Neale is my third cousin 6 times removed. Our common ancestors are Benjamin Gill & Mary Mainwaring and Richard Brent & Elizabeth Reed.
John Wiseman is my third cousin 7 times removed. Our common ancestors are Robert Cole & Rebecca Gill and Oliver Mainwaring & Margaret Torbock.)
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Sunday, December 5, 2010

1732, Maryland

1732- My fourth great grandfather, Solomon Hardy, is born on the Piscataway River farm, (two miles west of Cheltenham), to William Hardy & Annie Stimson in Prince George's County, Maryland.

Elias Robey is born to Benjamin Robey & Mary Wood in Charles County, Maryland.

Anne Hanson is born to John Hanson & Elizabeth Tyler in Charles County, Maryland.

Bennet Hanson Clements is born to William Clements & Mary Hanson in Bryantown, Charles County, Maryland.

Robert Wiseman and Elizabeth Heard are married in St. Mary's County, Maryland.

Susanna Hopewell is born to Francis Hopewell & Mary Heard  in St. Mary's County, Maryland.

Raphael Lancaster is born at "Neale's Gift" to John Lancaster & Elizabeth Neale in Cobb's Neck, Charles County, Maryland.

(Elias Robey is my first cousin 6 times removed. Our common ancestors are John Robey & Sarah Hines Luckett.
Anne Hanson and Bennet Hanson Clements are my first cousins 7 times removed. They are first cousins. Our common ancestor is Elizabeth Hussey.
Elizabeth Heard is my second cousin 8 times removed. Susanna Hopewell is her neice. Susanna Hopewell is my third cousin 7 times removed. Our common ancestors are Robert & Rebecca Cole.
Raphael Lancaster is my fourth cousin 5 times removed. Our common ancestors are Benjamin Gill & Mary Mainwaring.)
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Thursday, November 25, 2010

May 1731, Maryland

Charles County Land Records, Liber M#2 Page 246.

May 12, 1731- At the request of Captain John Lancaster of Charles County, the following deed was recorded this May 12, 1731.
Mav 7, 1731, from Raphael Neale of Charles County, Gentleman, to John Lancaster and Elizabeth, his wife, daughter of said Raphael Neale, for the natural love that Raphael Neale has for his said daughter and for 5 shillings, all that tract of land in Charles County adjoining the lands of Arthur Turner, bounded by said Turner's bound tree, a marsh that falls into St. Raphaels Creek, a Huckleberry Swamp, the land of John Slingsby, the head of Poseys Creek near the bounded tree of Slingsby now Allen, the land of Christopher Russell, the line of land formerly surveyed for Benjamin Gill, Arthur Turner, containing and laid out for about 494 acres (as by the patent granted to Anthony Neale, son of James, dated Oct 10, 1695). It is the intent of this deed that the aforesaid John is to possess the aforesaid land during his natural life, and afterwards, it reverts to the next heir at law apparent of said Raphael Neale. Signed - Raphael Neale, Mary (M her mark) Neale. Wit - Gust. Brown, John Chandler, John Fendall. Mary, the wife of Raphael Neale, relinquished her right of dower in and to the within mentioned land and premises.

(Raphael Neale is my second cousin 7 times removed. Our common ancestors are Benjamin Gill & Mary Mainwaring. Benjamin Gill is Raphael's great grandfather and my eighth great grandfather. Captain John Lancaster was Raphael Neale's son-in-law, having married Raphael's daughter, Elizabeth.)

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Wednesday, October 27, 2010

April 1730, Maryland

Wollaston Manor

 April 16, 1730- James Neale, son of James Neale & Elizabeth Lord, dies at the age of 41 at "Wollaston Manor", in Charles County, Maryland.

James Neale, a Catholic, lived at "Wollaston Manor", on 1000 acres located near the confluence of St. James Creek and St. Raphael Creek in Charles County. He had inherited this part of the manor from his father, Captain James Neale.
Wollaston Manor was made up of 2,000 acres patented in 1642 to Captain James Neale and was named for his Grandfather's home in Northamptonshire, England. Neale's wife, Anne Gill, was Lady-in-waiting to the wife of Charles I, Queen Henrietta Maria.

The following  description is taken from THE DAVID RANKIN BARBEE PAPERS:
"If one had the privilege of choosing the spot where he wished to be born, he could find none more attractive than Wolleston Manor. Long ago the old manor house was destroyed by fire, and not a vestige of it remains to tell its story.
The site where once it reared its lofty walls still exists -a small plain fronting the majestic Potomac for a mile or more, and presenting a vista of such rare natural beauty and splendor as to have no compeer on either side of that noble stream. Standing on the spot where the manor was erected in the early days of the Seventeenth Century, to the left, as one looks out on the river, lies a grove of primeval oaks..."
 
The Potomac River, Charles County, Maryland

Young James married first Elizabeth Hagan Clarkson, the daughter of Thomas and Mary Hagan, and the widow of William Clarkson, with five small children. Their daughter, Elizabeth Neale, was still a minor when her father died, and was bequeathed her mother's inherited Hagan land.
He married secondly Jane Boarman, the daughter of William Boarman and Mary Pile. The manor was left to the daughters of this union.

WILL OF JAMES NEALE
Neale, James, Charles County, 7th Jan., 1731; 8th March., 1731/2
To son James and hrs., entire real estate, including "Woollestan Mannor," 1/2 thereof to be reserved for use of wife Jane during her life; and personalty at age of 21; he dying during minority or without issue, all lands to pass to 2 daus. Jane and Mary Anne and their hrs.
To dau. Eliza. and hrs., land in St. Mary's Co. had with former wife [unnamed] her mother; and personalty at age of 16 or marriage.
To daus. Jane and Mary Ann, personalty at age of 16 or marriage.
To wife Jane, extx., residue of personal estate.
Test: Raphael Neale, John Lancaster, Bennett Hoskins. MCW 20.160

April 30, 1730-  Raphael Neale, cousin of James, files the following lease in Charles County.

Charles County Land Records, Liber M#2 Page 205.
At the request of Raphel Neale of CC, Gent, the following [lease] was recorded Apr 30, 1730.
Mar 26, 1729 from Mary Newman, to Raphel Neale, the lease of all that parcel of land belonging unto her, sd Mary Newman, and lying on the east side of a tract or tracts of land formerly belonging unto the sd Mary Newman's father, George Newman. This is a 14 year lease, to commence next Dec 25, with full power to make use of what ground or timber &c sd Neale shall think fit. Neale obliges himself to immediately build or cause to be built, 1 dwelling house 12 foot square with an outside chimney, and a shed 6 foot wide on the broad side of the sd house, for the sd Mary to live in during the 14 years of the lease, provided Mary Newman should live so long. Neale is to possess the same after her death during the 14 years, with liberty of the pasture for her calves, and also to pay sd Newman 2 barrels,,of Indian corn for the 1st 2 years of the lease, & always after, 4 barrels of Indian corn or 400 lbs of tobacco at the choice of Raphel Neale. Neale obliges himself to find sd Mary Newman 4000 cornhills under a good fence, provided she can get the same tended for the time afd that is for herself & no other after her death. Signed - Mary (MN her mark) Newman. Wit - John Lancaster, Bent Hoskins, Jno Howard, Benja Fendall.


April 30, 1730- On the same day, Raphael's daughter, Eleanor, wife of Bennett Hoskins, takes part in the following transaction:

Charles County Land Records, Liber M#2 Page 203. At the request of Benjamin' Douglass of CC, Gent, the following deed was recorded this Apr. 30, 1730.
Apr 21, 1730 from Bennett Hoskins of CC, Gent, to Benjamin Douglass of CC, for and in consideration that the afd Benjamin has conveyed to sd Bennett Hoskins 175 acres in CC, being part of 2 tracts, the one called New York, the other Duck Marsh, and also for divers other good causes, he has sold to sd Benjamin Douglass, all that parcel of land in CC, bounded by Potomack River near the mouth of Portobacco Cr, containing about 169 acres. Signed -. Bentt Hokins [sic]. Wit - Jno Howard, Benja Fendall. Eleanor,'the wife of sd Bennet Hoskins, relinquished her right of dower and to the within mentioned land and premises

(James Neale and Raphael Neale are my second cousins 7 times removed. Eleanor Neale is my third cousin 6 times removed.  Our common ancestors are Benjamin Gill & Mary Mainwaring.)
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Monday, September 13, 2010

1728 Maryland

1728- My seventh great grandfather, Archibald Pike, dies at the age of 70 in St. Mary's County, Maryland.

John Hardy marries Barbara Allison in Prince George's County, Maryland.

Elizabeth Clare Hagan is born to William Hagan & Eleanor Hanson in Charles County, Maryland.

Mary French is born to John & Monica French in St. Mary's County, Maryland.

Rebecca Darnall is born to John & Rachel Darnall in Charles County, Maryland.

Jane Neale is born to James Neale & Jane Boarman in Charles County, Maryland.

Bennett Hoskins marries Eleanor Neale, daughter of Raphael Neale and Mary Brooke, in Bryantown, Charles County, Maryland. A daughter, Mary Ann is born the same year.

( John Hardy is my fifth great granduncle. Our common ancestors are William Hardy & Elizabeth Hayden.
Elizabeth Clare Hagan is my first cousin 7 times removed. Our common ancestor is Elizabeth Hussey.
Mary French is my first cousin 8 times removed. Our common ancestors are James French & Elizabeth Meekin.
Rebecca Darnall is my second cousin 5 times removed. Our common ancestors are John Robey & Sarah Hines Luckett.
Jane Neale is my third cousin 8 times removed. Eleanor is her second cousin. Eleanor Neale is my third cousin 7 times removed. Her daughter, Mary Ann Hoskins, is my fourth cousin 6 times removed. Our common ancestors are Benjamin Gill & Mary Mainwaring.)
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Friday, September 10, 2010

October 1727, Maryland


October 11, 1727- James Neale dies at the age of 77 at Cobb Neck in Charles County, Maryland. James was the eldest son of Captain James Neale and Anne (Gill) his wife. He was born in Spain. His father, Captain James Neale, was a merchant and an agent for King Charles II and the Duke of York, and traveled often to Spain and Portugal.
James was around sixteen years of age when his father returned to Maryland and had James naturalized.
Young James was twice married. His first wife was Elizabeth Calvert, daughter of Colonel William Calvert, Secretary of Maryland, and granddaughter of Governor Leonard Calvert. William Calvert, upon the marriage of his daughter Elizabeth with James Neale, granted the couple 600 acres on the east side of Piscataway River and the south side of Piscataway Creek.
At the death of his father, James Neale inherited half, 1,000 acres of  the 2,000 acre "Wollaston Manor," the family plantation in Charles County. Following the death of his first wife, James wed Elizabeth Lord, the daughter of John and Elizabeth Lord. At the time John Lord was a magistrate of Westmoreland County, Virginia. In 1687, John Lord deeded his daughter Elizabeth 700 acres of land in Virginia, parts of three tracts near Giles Brent's Mill. The deed stated she was marrying James Neale of Wollaston Manor in Charles County, Maryland.

The will of James Neale of Wollaston Manor, Charles County, is dated 1 April 1725, and was proved 11 October 1727 (Annapolis, Lib. 19, fol. 246). Maryland Calendar of Wills: Volume 6 page 40

Neale (Neal), James, Sr., Wolleston Mannor, Charles Co.,
To eldest son James, Jr., deed of Woolleston Mannour afsd. confirmed; and personalty. To second son Henry, deed of 500 A. Gills Land confirmed; and personalty. To son Benjamin and hrs., 500 A. leased to and known by names of Davies, Antho. Smith, Jno. Castles and Tho. Sparkes; sd. son dying without issue, to son William and hrs.; and personalty. To son William and hrs., 500 A. leased to Cha. Rocks, Nat. Freeman and Thomas Marrish; and all land at Matta Woman bou. of Geo. Hinson; sd. son dying without issue or during minority, to son Benj. and hrs.; and personalty at age of 21.
To wife Elizabeth and hrs., interest in 340 A. lying at Upper Machoteck, Va., lately in poss. of Michaell Webb and Benja. Berryman; 1/3 personal estate. To daus. Mary Deaton, formerly Vanswerring, Mary Tawney, formerly Neale, Ann, now wife of Mr. Edward Cole, and Margaret, personalty.
To dau. Mildred, ?30 at age or marriage.
Exs.: Wife and sons Benjamin and William to divide residue of personal estate equally.
Test: Walter Story, Thos. Taney, Joseph Alvey.
Codicil: Son William and dau. Mildred to have no interest in bequests until they give bond to acquit themselves and hrs. of all interest in certain slaves once property of dau. Elizabeth.
Date and tests same as above will.

(James Neale is my first cousin 10 times removed. Our common ancestors are Benjamin Gill & Mary Mainwaring.) 

Wild Rose of Wolleston Manor (interesting memoir on the Neale family.)
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Friday, August 13, 2010

1726, Maryland

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1726- Rachel Hardy is born to William Hardy & Anne Stimpson in Prince George's County, Maryland.

Henry Thompson is born to Thomas Thompson & Jane Tant in Charles County, Maryland.

John Tant and Eleanor Mills are married in St. Mary's County, Maryland.

Elizabeth Mattingly is born to Thomas Mattingly & Ruth Cole in St. Mary's County, Maryland.

James Neale is born to James Neale & Jane Boarman in St. Mary's County, Maryland.

(Rachel Hardy is my fourth great grandaunt.
Henry Thompson is my second cousin 7 times removed. John Tant is his cousin. John Tant is my is my second cousin 7 times removed. Our common ancestor is Robert Drury.
Elizabeth Mattingly is my second cousin 8 times removed. James Neale is her third cousin. James Neale is my third cousin 8 times removed. Our common ancestors are Benjamin Gill & Mary Mainwaring.)
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Wednesday, August 11, 2010

1725 Maryland

Seal of Calvert County, MarylandImage via Wikipedia
Before December 24, 1725- Richard Thompson and Susanna Tant are married in St. Mary's County, Maryland.
A Richard Thompson is listed as a County Justice for St. Mary's County from 1730-1733. County Justices kept a register of births, marriages and burials. They received a payment of five pounds of tobacco for these services.
County Justices also oversaw road building, courthouses, jails, and taxes. They appointed guardians for orphans, and kept an eye on the relationships between masters and servants.

After 1725- Mary Neale dies at the age of 26 in Calvert County, Maryland. Mary was born about 1699 in St. Mary's County. Her parents were James Neale & Elizabeth Lord. At the age of 16, she married Michael Taney.

(Susanna Tant is my first cousin 8 times removed. Our common ancestor is Robert Drury.
Mary Neale is my second cousin 9 times removed. Our common ancestors are Benjamin Gill & Mary Mainwaring.)
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Wednesday, July 21, 2010

1724 Maryland



1724- Thomas Luckett is born to Samuel Luckett, Jr. & Ann Smoot in Charles County, Maryland.

Margaret Pye is born to Walter Pye & Margaret Tant in Charles County, Maryland. She would become a nun and die in the Netherlands.

Thomas Thompson is born to Thomas Thompson & Jane Tant in St. Mary's County, Maryland.

Elizabeth Neale is born to James Neale & Elizabeth Hagan in Charles County, Maryland.

Leonard Wheeler & Elizabeth Hanson are married in Charles County, Maryland.

Ignatius Luckett marries a woman named Jane in Charles County, Maryland. They would reside at the head of Port Tobacco Creek.

Ralph Robey marries Penelope Cawood in Charles County, Maryland.

My sixth great grandfather, John Robey, dies at the age of 76 in Charles County, Maryland. John Robey was born in 1648 at Castle Donington in Leichestershire, England. In 1684, he married Sarah Hines Luckett in Charles County, Maryland. They had thirteen children, including Stacey Robey who would marry John Worland II.

My sixth great grandparents, John Drury and wife Mary Ford, die in St. Mary's County, Maryland. John Drury was born in England in 1669. Mary was born in St. Mary's county in 1678, where they wed in 1697.

( John Drury and Margaret Pye are first cousins. Margaret Pye is my second cousin 7 times removed. Thomas Thompson and Margaret Pye are first cousins. Their common ancestors are John Tant & Margaret Drury.  Thomas Thompson and John Drury are first cousins once removed. Thomas Thompson is my second cousin 7 times removed. Our common ancestor is Robert Drury.
Elizabeth Neale is my third cousin 8 times removed. Our common ancestors are Benjamin Gill & Mary Mainwaring.
Elizabeth Hanson is my sixth great grandaunt. Our common ancestor is Elizabeth Hussey.
Ignatius Luckett is Elizabeth Hanson's half-brother. Ignatius Luckett is my sixth great granduncle. Thomas Luckett is my first cousin 7 times removed. Our common ancestors are Samuel Luckett & Elizabeth Hussey.
Ralph Robey is the son of John Robey & Sarah Hines Luckett. Ralph Robey is my fifth great granduncle.)
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Thursday, July 15, 2010

June 1723, Maryland


June 15, 1723-  Raphael Neale, Gentleman, and Mary his wife conveyed on 15 Jun 1723 part of a tract "St. Matthews", on the west side of the main fresh of Portabbaco or St. Thomas Creek, 200 acres to Edward Clement, planter . (Land: L#2.99)

(Raphael Neale is my second cousin 9 times removed. Our common ancestors are Benjamin Gill & Mary Mainwaring.)
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Friday, July 9, 2010

1723 Maryland

1723- Sarah Robey is born to John Robey & Sarah Smallwood in Charles County, Maryland.

James Neale is born to Roswell Neale & Elizabeth Blackistone in St. Mary's County, Maryland.

Clement Medley is born to George Medley & Anne Tant in St. Mary's County, Maryland.

William Hagan and Eleanor Hanson are married in Charles County, Maryland.

(Sarah Robey is my first cousin 6 times removed. Our common ancestors are John Robey & Sarah Hines Luckett.)
James Neale is my third cousin 8 times removed. Our common ancestors are Benjamin Gill & Mary Mainwaring.
Clement Medley is my third cousin 6 times removed. Our common ancestor is Robert Drury.
Eleanor Hanson is my sixth great grandaunt. Our common ancestor is Elizabeth Hussey.)

Friday, July 2, 2010

November 1722, Maryland

November 20, 1722- Anthony Neale signs his will at the age of 63 in Charles County, Maryland. There are records also showing November 20, 1722 as the date of death of his son and namesake, Anthony. Perhaps the death of his son prompted his writing of the will.
His son Thomas had died sometime earlier, and is not mentioned in the will.
The will is probated July 12, 1723. I do not have an exact date of death for Anthony, the father.
Anthony had fought in the Nanticoke Indian War in the 1670s on Maryland's Eastern Shore.

Will of Anthony Neale, Charles County, 20th Nov., 1722; 12th July, 1723.

To Thomas Mansell, William Hunter and John Bennett, priests; George Newman, James Gates and dau. Mary, personalty.
To son Raphael and hrs., "William's Folly" and personalty.
To son Henry, £12, and, in case he does not enter priesthood, 1/5 of personal estate. Shd. he take orders, or die during minority, his portion to 4 younger children, viz. Edward, Charles, Bennett and Mary.
To son Edward and hrs., ½ dwelling plantation "Aquenseek," and personalty, including silver chalice and suit of church stuff, to remain in sd. dwell, house for use of family.
To son Charles and hrs., residue of "Aquenseek," and personalty; sd. tract to be divided by sons Raphael and Roswell, Charles Diggs, Wm. Chandler and William Diggs.
To son Bennett, in case he does not enter priesthood, lease of 200 A. and 1/5 of personal estate (same condition as in bequest to son Henry).
To sons Edward and Charles, exs., and their hrs., storehouse and lot in Chandler Town bou. of Philip Hemsley and Mary, his wife.
To sons Edward and Charles and dau. Mary, residue of estate; shd. any of younger child., viz. Henry, Edward, Charles, Bennett and Mary, die during minority or without issue, survivors to divide portion of dec'd, except lands, which in sd. cases shall revert to sons Raphael and Roswell and their hrs.
Dau. Mary to receive portion at 16, son Charles immediately.

Test: John Bennet, John Sanders, Walter Pye, Margaret Pye

(Anthony Neale is my first cousin 10 times removed. Our common ancestors are Benjamin Gill & Mary Mainwaring.)

Thursday, May 27, 2010

August 1709, Maryland

August 3, 1709- Bennett Neale is born to Anthony Neale & Elizabeth Digges in Charles County, Maryland. Bennett would enter the priesthood, and therefore, never marry.

(Bennett Neale is my second cousin 9 times removed. Our common ancestors are Benjamin Gill & Mary Mainwaring.)