Worthington Family Land Papers, 1755-1829, MS 3151

Finding Aid to the Worthington Family Land Papers, 1755-1829, MS 3151

H. Furlong Baldwin Library, Maryland Historical Society

 

Collection summary 

Title

Worthington Family Land Papers

Creator

Worthington Family

Call number

MS 3151

Inclusive dates

1755-1829

Bulk dates

1755-1829

Extent

1 box, 8 folders

Abstract

Contains land deeds related to the Worthington family’s holdings in Baltimore County, Maryland.

Administrative summary

Repository

H. Furlong Baldwin Library

Maryland Historical Society

201 W. Monument St.

Baltimore, MD 21201

www.mdhs.org

specialcollections@mdhs.org

Access restrictions

Open to the public without restrictions.

Use restrictions

Permission to quote must be received in writing from the Special Collections Librarian.

Provenance

Gift of B. N. Taliaferro, Jr., November 30, 2004

Accession number

6941

Processing note

Processed by Lara Westwood, April, 2014

 

Biographical Note

The Worthington family settled in Baltimore County, Maryland during the early years of the eighteenth century, establishing the area known, as “Worthington Valley.” The family purchased much property in the area as farmland and became prominent in Maryland society.

Related Collections:

John Tolley Worthington Land Papers, 1741-1854, MS 1406

Samuel Worthington Papers, 1740-1818, MS 923

Thomas Worthington Papers, 1713-1884, MS 924

 

Scope and Content

The collection contains land patents and deeds related to the Worthington family’s holdings in Baltimore County, Maryland. This includes patents to Milford and Wiltshire, which were initially owned by John Welsh and Aaron Rawlings, which were later transferred to the Worthington family. The patent to New Milford/ Milford Enlarged to Thomas Worthington, a deed transferring ownership of Brice-his-Share and Wiltshire to Rezin H. Worthington from John Worthington et al., and the deed to Turkey Range bought by Rezin H. Worthington from Nathaniel Wells also make up the collection.

The collection is arranged chronologically.

Container List

Contents 

Dates 

Box 

Folder 

Patent to Wiltshire

1755, March 12

1

1

Patent to Milford

1760, July 1

1

2

Patent to Milford Enlarged

1762, August 9

1

3

Will of Alexander Wells

1812, November 3

1

4

Patent to New Milford/ Milford Enlarged

1818, November 18

1

5

Deed to Brice-his-Share and Wiltshire

1825, March 22

1

6

Deed to Turkey Range

1827, September 10

1

7

Survey of Belt’s Park, Harkel Pool, Stockden, Tevis’s Adventure, Edwards Discovery, Wiltshire, New Milford, Turkey Range, Gilcresh’s Discovery

1829, April 15

1

8