Worthington Descendants – Vol 1, No 3, Page 6 1983 – Worthington, Capt. John

December 2, 2009

The Immigrant Ancestor of the WORTHINGTON FAMILY in MARYLAND came to the Province in 1664. We know nothing of the circumstances that brought fourteen-year-old JOHN WORTHINGTON to these shores. We know nothing factual of the next fourteen years of his life. We do know that in 1678 he was a member of the Anne Arundel County unit of Militia that “went out against the Nanticoke Indians.” In 1686 he purchased a property on the north side of the Severn River, on the Broad Neck Peninsula, from Colonel NICHOLAS GREENBURY. He was to “hold” this property for the remainder of his life. When he died, he was buried upon that property. His tombstone can be found today, not with his interred body, but in the Churchyard of Saint Anne’s Church in ANNAPOLIS. A year or so after he purchased this property, he married SARAH HOWARD, daughter of MATTHEW and SARAH (nee DORSEY) HOWARD. The baptisms of their six children are found in the records of WESTMINSTER PARISH. These children were:

i: JOHN WORTHINGTON Born 1689 He married (1) HELEN HAMMOND, and

(2) COMFORT

ii: THOMAS WORTHINGTON Born 1691 He married ELIZABETH RIDGELY.

iii: WILLIAM WORTHINGTON Born 1694 He married SARAH HOMEWOOD.

iv: SARAH WORTHINGTON Born 1696 She married NICHOLAS RIDGELY.

v: CHARLES WORTHINGTON Born 1699 He died in infancy.

Vi: CHARLES WORTHINGTON Born 1701 He married (1) HAMUTEL HAMMOND, and (2) SARAH CHEW

Captain JOHN WORTHINGTON was an Officer in the Troop of Horse in the Militia. He also served as the Coroner of Anne Arundel County. In 1692 he was appointed an Associate Justice of the County. In 1699 he served in the Legislative Assembly. He was most prominent in military and political affairs of the county. His advice and counsel were often sought by his peers. Captain JOHN WORTHINGTON died on 9 APRIL 1701. He was, as we have noted, buried upon his “plantation” near the present day Naval Academy.

Soon after the birth of her sixth child, “the Widow” SARAH (nee HOWARD) WORTHINGTON married JOHN BRICE. She had three other children from this second marriage. JOHN BRICE died in 1713. She died in 1726.

This Genealogical Sketch written by WILLIAM D. MOUNTAIN, a member of the Anne Arundel and Carroll County Genealogical Societies, at the expressed request of FRANCES EPLER-BRENGLE, Editor of the WORTHINGTON DESCENDANTS and herself a descendant of that CHARLES WORTHINGTON, child “vi” above.


Worthington Descendants – Vol 1, No 3, Page 4 1983 – Worthington, Jane

December 1, 2009

Bette’s Column: While my mother is looking for a highwayman, I decided to find out about “Lady Worthington”. Grandma Worthington was born in Ticonderago, N.Y. 14 March 1833 and when a small bake her father moved to Ohio, then in 1837 he came to Iowa, and settled on a homestead a mile north of the present city of Ft. Madison, where the subject of this sketch was reared. On March 9, 1856 she married to Robert C. Worthington. They settled on a farm, a part of which is now part of the town of Wayland, Clark County, Missouri, where their children were born, Dr. C.E. Worthington of Tray, Idaho, and Dr. S.C. Worthington, who died in Kindreck in 1891. She died 1909, Grandma Worthington was Jane Worthington.


Worthington Descendants – Vol 1, No 3, Page 5 1983 – Kentucky Enties and Deeds

December 1, 2009

Old Kentucky Enties And Deeds by Williard Reuse Jillsen

Edward Worthington, 400 acres, 11 Nov. 1779 Lincoln County

Edward Worthington, 400 acres, 11 Nov, 1779 Jefferson County

Edward Worthington, 1,000 acres 19 Way 1780 Jefferson County

Edward Worthington, 560 acres 22 May 1780 Jefferson County

 

GRANTS WEST OF THE TENNESSEE RIVER (1822-1858)

James Worthington, 160 acres

 

GRANTS IN COUNTY COURT ORDERS

Thomas Worthington 15 acres 14 Nov. 1849 Muhlenberg County

Thomas J. Worthington 20 acres 10 Nov. 1870 (no county given but land is listed on Casey Creek)

 

COURT OF APPEALS DEEDS—GRANTEES

John T. and Charles Worthington, of Baltimore, 1 Aug. I807. 1,000 acres on the Big Barren River

Robert Worthington 31 Dec. 1802 713½ acres, on branch of Salt River

Thomas C. Worthington of Frederick, 7 Jan 1811; 4,833 acres no waterway

William G.D. Worthington of Baltimore, 7 Jan. 1811; 2,416½ acres, no waterway

Walter T. Worthington of Maryland. 18 July 1800; 1,000 acres, Big Barren River

 

Virginia Land Grants

Edward Worthington, 560 acres 1 Nov. 1785, Nelsen County

 

OLD KENTUCKY GRANTS (1793-1856)

Edward Worthington 300 acres, 24 Feb 1796, Shelley County

Edward Worthington 200 acres, 24 Feb 1796, Shelly County

 

GRANTS SOUTH OF GREEN RIVER (1797-1866)

William Worthington 200 acres, 19 Oct, 1796 Legan County

Joseph Worthington 200 acres, 15 Feb. 1800 Henderson County

Joseph Worthington 33 acres 19 Oct.1806 Henderson County

(There are other Worthington’s listed in Legan and Muhlenberg Counties William, Benjamin, Andrew and Thomas)

 

Submitted by Mrs. Ralph Della-Volpe, Milibrook, N.Y.


Worthington Descendants – Vol 1, No 3, Page 4 1983 – Latest Highwayman

December 1, 2009

Latest Highwayman

At a count held on 3rd Oct. 1665 “Mr. Francis Worthington” was amerged (fined) sixpense “for not sweepeing[1] before his Stable Doors”. Vol. 5 p. 77)

 


[1] Editors Note: Per document


Worthington Descendants – Vol 1, No 3, Page 1 1983 – Worthington, Edward

December 1, 2009

Captain Edward Worthington

Worthington’s Station or Fort in Lincoln County, four mi. S.E. of Danville, Ky settled in 1779 by Capt. Edward Worthington one of the “Long Hunters”. Member of House of Representatives included Edward Worthington in 1818.


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