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
WORTHIHGTON RELATIONSHIP TO:BESSIE WALLlS WARFIELD
– THOMAS WORTHINGTON / ELIZABETH RIDGELY
– ELLIZABETH WORTHINGTON / HENRY DORSEY
– ARIANA DORSEY / BENJAMIN WARFIELD
– DANIEL WARFIELD / NANCY MACTIER
– HENRY WARFIELD / ANNA EMORY
– TEAKIE WALLIS WARFIELD / ALICE MONTAGUE
– BESSIE WALLIS WARFIELD:
Abdicated, KING EDWARD VIII
(DUKE OF WINDSOR)
Bette’s Column: “A Living Lady Worthington Decendants Subscriber”[i]
Capt. Grace Hopper, is the Navy’s oldest active officer. She is 76 and says she is something of a character, and has spent years getting to be one. She was on “60 minutes” and said, “Why would I want to be an admiral?” I’d have to be dignified and that wouldn’t be any fun. She now has a public relations assignment from her superiors in Washington. She is a wonderful image figure for our young people, speaks of the potential of young people, the joys of learning, the need for risk-taking. Capt. Hopper says she’s already received the highest award I could ever want. That has been the privilege and responsibility of serving very proudly in the United States Navy. She taught at Vassar for 12 years, and was an assistant professor of math at Barnard College when she left in December, 1943, to enlist in the Naval Reserves as a WAVE. We are mighty proud to have you with us Capt. Hopper.
[i] A photo of “Capt. Grace Hopper, the Navy’s oldest active officer” was included