I am not myself a WORTHINGTON descendant but am related to all decendants of Capt. John WORTHINGTON in this country, being descended from his widow; SARAH HOWARD, and her second husband, CAPT. JOHN BRICE. My interest is in tracing the ancestors of CAPT. JOHN WORTHINGTON and CAPT. JOHN BRICE in England and ascertaining whether there may have been a connection between the families of SARAH HOWARD’S two husbands on the other side of the water. It is alleged that CAPT. JOHN BRICE was a son of JOHN BRICE (1620-1685), son of WORTHINGTON BRICE ( d. 1623 ) and his wife JOAN AVERIC; grandson; grandson of HUGH BRICE and his wife DOROTHY WORTHINGTON. I would be most grateful to any clues. Brice M. Clagett, Holly Hill, Friendship, Md. 20758
Additional Information on the wives of REZIN HAMMOND WORTHINGTON: RACHEL SHIPLEY and MARY SHIPLEY were sisters, and daughters of THOMAS CHEW SHIPLEY by his wife ANN GRIFFITH HALL. THOMAS CHEW SHIPLEY was the son TALBOT and RACHEL (nee Owings) CHEW SHIPLEY. (RACHEL was the widow of SAMUEL CHEW). ANN GRIFFITH HALL was the daughter of NICHOLAS and ANN (nee) Griffith Hall.. Nicholas and Ann Hall are buried in at St. Georgels Cemetery, Harford County, Md.
SKETCH OF DOCTOR CHARLES WORTHINGTON, son of COLONEL NICHOLAS and CATHERINE (nee) GRIFFITH WORTHINGTON, b. 9 October 1759 in Anne Arundel County, Md. He served in the Continental Navy in the Revolutionary War. On 14 February 1788 he married ELIZABETH BOOTH. Their children were: i – NICHOLAS WORTHINGTON: ii – JOHN GRIFFITH (he went to Ohio): Catherine: iv – ELIZABETH ANNE: v – WILLIAM NICHOLAS. DOCTOR CHARLES WORTHINGTON lived in GEORGETOWN, Maryland. He died 10 September 1836.
SKETCH OF WILLIAM WORTHINGTON son of Captain John and Sarah (nee Howard)
Worthington, was born 8 January 1691 in Westminster Parish, Anne Arundel County, Maryland. On 5 November 1717 he married SARAH HOMEWOOD, daughter of Captain JAMES and MARY nee PEASLEY) HOMEWOOD. WILLIAM WORTHINGTON died in late 1771; The nine children were: i –WORMOLL B. 27July 1719: ii MARY ANN b. 10 August 1722: iii SARAH WORTHINGTON b. 14 February 1725: iv RACHEL WORTHINGTON b: 10 March 1728: v Artema B. 1730; vi WILLIAM b.1734 d. 1746: vii- ARIANNA b. 20 October 1737: Ruth b. 5 October 1742: ix William Worthington b. 25 April 1746.
SKETCH OF REUBEN WORTHINGTON b. 1799 son of WILLIAM and RUTH PERRY Allegany Co. Md. ISSUE: 1 – HENRY GAITHER; 2 – JOSEPH S.; 3 – ELIZA; 4- MARY