Early Colonial Settlers of Southern Maryland and Virginia's Northern Neck Counties

Nicholas Greenberry Worthington

Male 1734 - 1793  (59 years)


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  • Name Nicholas Greenberry Worthington 
    Birth 29 Mar 1734  Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Death 26 Nov 1793  Anne Arundel County, Maryland - probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I29457  Tree1
    Last Modified 5 Apr 2024 

    Father Thomas Howard Worthington,   b. 8 Jan 1691, St. Margaret's, Westminster Parish, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 3 Apr 1753, Anne Arundel County, Maryland - probate Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 62 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Elizabeth Ridgely,   b. 1695, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 8 Dec 1734, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 39 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Marriage 23 Jul 1711  St. Anne's Parish, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F13163  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Catherine Griffith,   b. 31 May 1732, St. Anne's Parish, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this locationd. Aft 1793, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location (Age > 62 years) 
    Marriage 1 Oct 1751  St. Anne's Parish, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Thomas Worthington,   b. 7 Jun 1754, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 18 Mar 1823, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 68 years)  [Father: natural]
     2. Charles Worthington,   b. 9 Oct 1759, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this locationd. Aft 1788, Hamburgh, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location (Age > 30 years)  [Father: natural]
     3. Catherine Worthington,   b. 27 Oct 1761, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 9 Jun 1814, Frederick County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 52 years)  [Father: natural]
     4. Brice John Worthington,   b. 1 Feb 1764, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 14 Nov 1837, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 73 years)  [Father: natural]
     5. Achsah Worthington,   b. 9 Jul 1768, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  [Father: natural]
     6. Sarah Worthington,   b. 30 Aug 1770, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  [Father: natural]
     7. John Griffith Worthington,   b. Bef 1774, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this locationd. Aft 1793, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location (Age > 21 years)  [Father: natural]
    Family ID F19459  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Last Modified 5 Apr 2024 

  • Notes 
    • Will of Nicholas Worthington of Anne Arundel County,
      written 7 Jan 1793 and proved 26 Nov 1793.
      Item: I give and bequeath to my son Thomas Worthington and to his heirs Forever my plantation whereon he now lives together with all my Lands thereunto adjoining to him and his heirs forever. Also, I give my said son Thomas what he hath already had of me over and above his part of my estate that shall remain after my wife's thirds, Debts and legacies herein given is deducted.

      Item: I give and bequeath to my son Charles Worthington and to his heirs Forever five hundred and fifty acres of lands being part of my Tract of Lands called Worthington's Grove.. laid of at the last Inds of the said Tract and __ plantation my lower Quarter is on the said land. Also I give my said son Charles all the Residue and Remainder of my Tract of land called Griffiths Adventure not resurveyed and included in my tract of land called Worthington's Grove all which said lands give to my said son Charles and to His heirs forever. Also I give my said son Charles what he hath already had of me over and above his part of my estate that shall remain after my wife's thirds, Debts, and legacies herein given is deducted.

      Item: I give and bequeath to my son Brice John Worthington and to his heirs Forever my dwelling plantation together with all my lands thereunto adjoining.
      Also I give my said son Brice John all that part of a Tract of land called
      Turkey Quarter now in my possession which Brice Thomas Beal Worthington is to convey to me agreeable to his bond .. for taht purpose all which said lands I give to my said son Brice John Worthington and to his heirs forever. Also I give my said son Brice John seven Negroes which I heretofore possessed him with
      Viz; Mall, Alle, Tom, Jane, Sam, (children of Moll, Charles), and Joe together with stocks of creatures of every kind Cr.. of all sorts, house, furniture and and plantation utensils now with him on the plantation whereon he lives. all the rest of the Negroes on the plantation where my said son Brice John now lives he has nothing to do with only as my manager and trustee over and above his part of my estate that shall remain after my wife's thirds, Debts, and legacies herein given is deducted.

      Item: I give and bequeath to my son John Griffith Worthington and to his
      heirs forever all the Residue and Remainder of my Tract of land called
      Worthington's Grove. Also, my Tract of land called Fancy together with my Tract or parcel of land called The Meadow (which I purchased of Anne Walker) which several said tracts or parcels of land lies conjoins together all which said tracts or parcels of land I give my said son John Griffith Worthington and to his heirs forever. Also I give my said son John Griffith three Negroes viz: Joshua, Abigail and Isaac. Also I give him what he hath already had of me over and above his part of my estate that shall remain after my wife's thirds, Debts, and legacies herein given is deducted.

      Item: I give and bequeath to my daughter Catherine Johnson what she and her husband hath already had of me over and above her part of my estate that shall remain after my wife's thirds, Debts, and legacies herein given is deducted.

      Item: I give and bequeath to my daughter Elizabeth Worthington three Negroes viz: Cale, Charity, Sam of Jane, one feather (bed and furniture), fifty pounds current money. Also, what she hath already had of me over and above his part of my estate that shall remain after my wife's thirds, Debts, and legacies herein given is deducted.

      Item: I give and bequeath to my daughter Achsah Worthington seven Negroes viz: Nell, Judy Walle, Mingo, Henny, Luck, Manuel, one feather (bed and furniture), fifty pounds current. Also, what she hath already had of me over and above his part of my estate that shall remain after my wife's thirds, Debts, and legacies herein given is deducted.

      Item: I give and bequeath to my daughter Sarah Goldsborough what she and her husband hath already had of me over and above her part of my estate that shall remain after my wife's thirds, Debts, and legacies herein given is deducted.

      Item: It is my Will and desire that my wife Catherine Worthington during the time she shall remain a widow of my Name and my Daughters Elizabeth and Achsah and my Grand Daughter Anne (Daughter of my son Nicholas, deceased) dureing their maiden lives, that none of them be disturbed from my dwelling plantation but that they and each of them live and enjoy a peacable life and which I beg my son Brice John will pay due and proper attention too and show towards his mother and
      sisters the duty and love of a son and brother and the tenderness and love of a father and uncle to my grand daughter Anne Worthington, daughter of my son Nicholas, deceased.

      Item: I give and bequeath all the residue of my real and personal estate
      after my wife's thirds, Debts, and legacies herein given is deducted equally to be divided between my eight children and grand daughters...son Nicholas, deceased. And it is my will and desire and request that no difference arise on the division thereof but that the same be divided by indeferent persons or by lot or any other way that may best suite to keep that good harmony which ought to subsist amongst Brethren and is desired and which I beg may with you be.

      Item: It is my Will that my estate be no appraised that my executors be not Answerable for any loss nor to account with the prerogative or Orphans Court for the same but that it be divided and settled amongst my wife and legatees on the best manner that can be agreed o without any commission to my executors for their trouble they are to bear no loss nor to have any profit there from as executors.

      Lastly: I do hereby constitute, ordain and appoint my loving wife Catherine Worthington and loving son Brice John Worthington full and sole executors of this my last will and testament hereby revoke all former wills by me made and this to be taken only as and for my last will and testament. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this seventh day of January seventeen hundred and ninety three.
      Signed sealed published pronounced and declared by the said Nicholas
      Worthington to be his last will and testament in the presence of us who
      subscribed as witnesses to the said will at the testators request and in his
      presence } Nicl. Worthington (seal)
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      On the back of the foregoing will was thus written viz:
      Anne Arundel County, the 26th day of November 1793. Then came Catherine Worthington and Brice John Worthington the executors appointed in the within will and made Oath on the holy Evangels of Almighty God that this instrument of writing is the true whole and last will and testament of Nicholas Worthington late of Anne Arundel County, deceased that hath come to their hands and... know of any other.
      Sworn before Jno Gassaway, Reg. Wills, A A County
      ===
      Mr. Richard Dorsey 75.307 AA £1474.15.11 Dec 2 1761 Dec 31 1761
      Appraisers: Nicholas Worthington.
      Creditors: James Dick, Richard Tootell.
      Next of kin: Bazil Dorsey, Thomas Beale Dorsey.
      Administratrix: Elisabeth Dorsey.
      ===
      Elisabeth Dorsey 123.348 AA £318.7.3 Apr 4 1776 Jun 12 1776
      Mentions: Mr. Nicholas Dorsey (son of Henry).
      Appraisers: Caleb Dorsey, Thomas Dorsey.
      Creditors: Nicholas Worthington, Ridgely Warfield.
      Next of kin: Elisha Warfield, John Dorsey (of John).
      Executor: Nicholas Dorsey
      ===
      GRIFFITH, Charles, Anne Arundel Co. 4 Oct, 1767; 17 Oct, 1771
      To children: William, Charles, Mary White, John, Catherine Worthington.
      Son in law Nicholas Worthington, husband of dau. Catherine and their children
      Granddaus. Catherine & Elizabeth Worthington.
      Granddau. Catherine dau. of son Wm.
      Grandsons Charles & John Griffith Worthington.
      To Grandson Charles Griffith son of son William.
      Tracts: Richardsons Joy, "Narrow Neck," Hickory Neck," Orphans' Inheritance, Norwood's Fancy, "Jones' Inheritance," Griffith's Lott, Island in Severn River.
      Exs. son John and son in law Nicholas Worthington.
      Wit: Thomas Hyde, William Wilkins, Joshua Frazier. 38. 380
      ===
      GRIFFITH, JOHN, Anne Arundel Co., Gent. 20 April 1767; 6 June 1774
      To nephew John Griffith Worthington, my plantation near the Severn River called Youngs Success, 162 acres; house and lot in Annapolis; and Negroes, Old Nan, Nan dau. of Nan and James; my watch and silver shoe buckles; and horse.
      To niece Catherine Worthington 80 acres of tract called Littleton in the fork of Patuxent, Negro girl Jane.
      To niece Elizabeth Worthington, mulatto girl Sarah.
      Residue of personal estate to children of my brother in law,
      Nicholas Worthington by my sister Catherine his wife.
      rother in law, Nicholas Worthington, ex.
      Wit: Nathan Hammond, Phillip Hammond, Junr., Charles Ridgely. 39. 822
      Comfort Griffith, widow of John Griffith, renounced the will in favor of her third part, 26 May 1774.

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