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The Worsley (Worley, Wesley, Wersley) Family in eastern North Carolina, USA

Note: In Some Colonial and Revolutionary Families in NC Vol. 1., page 103, it states that "The names Worsley and Worley were the same in all the old [NC] records."

History of the Worsley name. Some famous Worsleys.  History of Worsley Village, England which dates back to at least the year 1195.  Information about Elias de Worsley and the Manor of Worsley is at The Boothstown Website.

The data below was compiled by Arnold Worsley. A list of facts collected from local libraries, the Internet, and family records, they are listed in order by Year. Unless otherwise noted, all locations are in North Carolina, USA

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1150 in Worsley, Lancashire, England - Elias de Worsley is born. He died in 1203. World Connect

1175 in Worsley, Lancashire, England - Richard de Worsley, son of Elias, was born. Wife's name was Hulton. He died in 1203. World Connect

1200 in Worsley, Lancashire, England - Geoffrey de Worsley, son of Richard and Hulton, was born. Wife's name was Agnes. He died in 1254. World Connect

1225 in Worsley, Lancashire, England - Richard de Worsley, son of Geoffrey and Agnes, was born. Wife's name was Maud de Wardley, daughter of Alice de Clerk. He died in  1268. World Connect

 _??_ in Worsley, Lancashire, England - Henry de Worsley, son of Richard and Maud, was born Wife's name was Margaret de Shoresworth, b. 1260 He died about 1304. World Connect

About 1277 in Standish, Lancashire, England - Henry de Worseley was born. From Some of Our Edgecombe County Ancestors compiled by Judy Davenport, 1508 Briar Cr. Dr., Shelby, NC 28512 sofa@shelby.net

1298 in Worsley, Lancashire, England - Robert de Worsley, son of Henry and Margaret, was born. Wife's name was Margaret Cicely de Bromhall. World Connect

About 1307 in Standish, Lancashire, England - Joan de Worseley, daughter of Henry de Worseley, was born. From Some of Our Edgecombe County Ancestors compiled by Judy Davenport, 1508 Briar Cr. Dr., Shelby, NC 28512 sofa@shelby.net

About 1316 in Standish, Lancashire, Englend - Henry Standish was born. Joan de Worseley married this Henry Standish, son of John de Standish and Margaret Margery Standish. They had 2 children. Henry died 1396. From Some of Our Edgecombe County Ancestors compiled by Judy Davenport, 1508 Briar Cr. Dr., Shelby, NC 28512 sofa@shelby.net

About 1325 - William de Worsley, son of Robert and Margaret, was born. Wife's name is Ellen de Hulton. He died after 1376 in Paitou, FranceWorldConnect

About 1333 in Barton, Lancashire, England - Thomas Worsley, son of Robert and Margaret, was born. World Connect

About 1345 in Booths, Lancashire, England - Robert de Worsley, son of William de Worsley, was born. Wife's name was Isabel de Trafford, born 1340 in Birch, Lancashire, England. He died 28 MAR 1402 in Manchester County, England. World Connect

1359 in Barton, Lancashire, England - Lady Elena Ellen Worsley, daughter of Thomas. Granddaughter of Robert and Margaret Worsley. Elena's husband's name was Thomas Booth born 1355 in Barton, Lancashire, England. World Connect

1380 in Booths, Lancashire, England - Richard de Worsley, son of Robert and Isabel, was born. Wife's name was Katherine Clark, born about 1385. He died in 1414.WorldConnect

About 1410 in Calais, France - Otewell of Stamworth Worsley, son of Richard and Katherine, was born. Wife's name was Rose Ferch Edward, born about 1425 in Brynkinallt, Wales. He died 24 MAR 1469.WorldConnect

1416 - Margaret Worsley, daughter of Otewell and Rose, was born. Husband's name was Adrian Whetehill, born 1410 in Calais, Braybroke, Northamptonshire, England. She died in 1505. World Connect

1490 - Isle of Wight, UK - The Nuns Minoresses leased the manor of Appuldurcombe to Sir John Leigh. John Leigh's daughter Anne married Sir James Worsley, who obtained a new lease and later gained outright possession of the property. James Worsley had been a boyhood friend of the future king Henry VIII, who, upon gaining the throne, appointed James to be Keeper of the Wardrobe. Appuldurcombe House was the seat of the Isle of Wight Worsleys for 300 years.

1511 - Isle of Wight, UK - King Henry VIII gave James Worsley "a virtual monopoly of official posts in the Isle of Wight, including those of sheriff and coroner, the constableship of Carisbrooke Castle and, most immportant of all, military captaincy of the island."

1545 - Isle of Wight, UK - In 1545 a French fleet of about 200 sail came upon the English fleet anchored off St. Helens. The English fleet retreated to the Channel, hoping that the French would follow. They did not. Instead, 2000 Frenchmen landed and began plundering and burning villages. They were then subjected to a surprise attack, lead by Sir Richard Worsley, Captain of the Island, and were driven back to their ships with the loss of their commanding officer and many men.  The Isle of Wight, A Very Brief History

1563 - Sir Robert Worsley Kt of the Booths in the parish of Worsley, Lancashire, acquired the Manor of Hovingham. Legend says that Robert was descended from Elias, a Giant who died fighting in the Crusades. - Hovingham Hall Home of the Worsley Family

1565 - Isle of Wight, UK - Captain Richard Worsley died in 1565. His younger brother, John Worsley, erected a monument to him. Both Richard and John were the sons of Sir James Worsley, who died in 1536, and his wife Anne Leigh Worsley, who died in 1567.

After 1591 - Robert Worsley, son of Robert (son of Robert (the son of Robert (son of Robert (son of Robert Workeslegh (son of Arthur and Elizabeth Worsley) and Maud Gerrard) and Margaret Boothe Worsley) and Eleanor Hulton Worsley) and Alice Massey Worsley)  and Alice Tildesley Worsley, and husband of Elizabeth Gerard Worsley, died. Their children included Thomas (lived at Boothes, Lancs, England, md. Katherine Kighley, born before 1640. Thomas died 1658. Children: Thomas, John, Edmund, and Elizabeth.), Robert, Gilbert, Margaret (md. Robert Henley), Elizabeth (md. William Leycester), Marie (md. John Asheton), and Catherine (md. George Hulton). Robert and Margaret Boothe Worsley had two sons, Robert and Giles (md. Cicely Rigby and had a son, Nicholas, who md. ___ Hudson and had two sons, Otwell and Charles, who md. Elizabeth Gee.). Robert and Eleanor Hulton Worsley had the following children Robert, Roger, Thomas, and John. World Connect

1608 - Sir Richard Worsley settled in Virginia in 1608. He named his plantation "The Isle of Wight Plantation" because it was reminiscent of home, Isle of Wight, in England. Isle of Wight County VA was named so in 1637. Tidewater Virginia Families.


(The following about Sir Richard Worsley was found at http://web.ukonline.co.uk/lordcornell/iwhr/va/woor.htm)

Sir Richard Worsley, Knight and Baronet, of Appuldercombe in the Isle of Wight.

Who was Sir Richard Worsley?

"Richard Worseley, of Appledercombe, co. Southampton, Knt.", son and heir of Thomas Worsley, of Apuldercombe in the Isle of Wight, by Barbara daughter of William St. John, of Farley, Hants. born about 1589; succeeded his father, 1604; matriculated at Oxford (Magdelene College), 10 May 1605, aged 16; knighted, 8 Feb. 1610/11, at Whitehall, and was created a Baronet, as above, 29 June 1611, M.P. for Newport (Isle of Wight), 1614, and Jan. 1620/21, to his death June 1621. Sheriff of Hants, 1616-1617. He married about 1610, Frances, second daughter of Sir Henry Neville, of Billingbeare, Berks, by Anne, daughter of Sir Henry Killigrew. He died 27 June 1621, and was buried at Godshill, Isle of Wight. Admon. 17 Oct. 1621. The will of his widow, dated 18 Oct. 1659, proved 27 May 1661.

A description of the character of Sir Richard Worsley by another member of the Island gentry, Sir John Oglander, recorded in account books which he also used as a diary/journal for including noteworthy events, advice and comments.
Source: The Commonplace and Account Books of Sir John Oglander, held at the Isle of Wight County Record Office.
The Life of Sir Richard Woorseley, Knight and Barronet.

When he wase younge he wase taught and educated by his fathor, Mr. Thomas Woorseley, a man learned and of very good partes; when he accomplishched ye adge of 12 yeres his fathor putt him to Winchester Colledge where he profited very well in his learninge. Abote 15 yeres of adge his fathor dyed, then he wase putt to Oxforde, to Magdeline Colledge, where with the helpe and laboure of his tutor, one Castilion, he grewe to be a very pregnant scholler, and verie expert in ye Greeke tounge; well seene in all learninge. When he wase scholler in Winton Colledge, ata a huntinge daye with a stripe of a hassell twigge he lost one of his eyes, it so ordered as hardlie to be discerned. About 20 yeres of adge, his tutor carringe of him into Berkeshyre to his brother's, Sir Francis Castilion, he owt of his respect to them both, Sir Rychard Woorseley and Sir Henry Neville, for Sir Francis had maryed Mr. St. John's dawghtor, sistor to Sir Rycharde's mother, so he carried him to Billingbeare to Sir Henry Neville's howse, where he fell in loue with Mstrs. Francis Neville, one of ye handsomest little women that wase in this kingdome, or that ever at least I sawe; I think fancie prevailed over portion. Then Sir Henry gott him to be Knyghted, and aftorwardes to be a Barronet; then he came into ye Island to be a howsekeeper and to be putt into ye Commission of ye Peace, whose oathe I gaue him; he kept a verie bountifull howse, and gaue greate entertaynement; lived in greate repute in his counterye and verie hapilie. He had singular good gwyftes both of art and nature, a verie honest man where he did affect, butt wothall verie nice and scrupulous in doinge of coortises, as to lend moneyes, or be bound for anye; for he desired to be bound with Sir John Dinglie to ye Ordinarye on his maryadge, that there wase no precontract betweene him and anie other. Verie collerick, butt his judgment woold well moderate itt, wonderful studious, insomutch as he affected no counterye spoortes, eythor hawkinge or huntinge, but wholly spent his tyme when he wase alone att his booke; verie merry, and a notable good fellowe in companie that he knewe. He delyghted much in flinginge of cuschions at one another's heddes only in sporte, and for exersise; until that with a cuschion at Gatcombe I wase lyke to putt foorth his other eye. He loued to keep a good table, otherwise he woold haue nothinge more than necessarie nor hardly that, not respectinge good clothes. Beinge in a parliament, ye last of Kinge James, soom of his howsehold gott ye small poxe, and comminge home soom of his children had it, and afterwards himselve, who beinge not so careful as he showld, and remouinge into his wyfe's chawmber aftor they weare owt on him, certaynely tooke cold and dyed in ye flower of his adge, to ye greate gryfe of his fryndes and generoll loss to ye whole counterye; he is buryed in ye sowth chawncellin Godshill Church.

Sir Rychard Woorseley, my good frynd, who both for naturoll and artificiall gwyftes had not his fellowe in owre cowntrie, and his fayre ladye, who for bewtie and virtue is woorthie of ye lyke commendations, often laye att my howse with mee 3 or 4 dayes togeathor; he dyed unfortunately of ye small poxe, and his ladye wase lyke to runn ye same fortune.

Mtrs. Ann Worseley, dawghtor to Sir Rychard Woorseley, ....she was buryed by her fathor in ye chawncellin Godshill Church, where sutch a fathor, sutch a dawghtor lyeth; both sutch as I must confess I nevor knewe any that exceeded them. They 2 beinge gone, the glory of that howse is passed away, and although there be more branches of ye sayde stocke yt left, yet they will proove Crabbs in respect of that fayre fruit....

To wryght an epitaph on ye fathor and ye dawghtor I showld extenuate rathor than demonstrate theyre woorth. Only frame an idea of a most perfect man and woman, and then beleve yt sutch they weare.

Sir Rychard Woorseley, ye mann of learning, patron of virtue, frynd of good fellowes, and credite both of his howse and ye Islande, lyeth buryed in ye upper ende of ye sowthe chawncell in Godshill Church,...

 


1608 - Isle of Wight County, VA - This name (Isle of Wight County) was given it, very probably because the famous "Isle of Wight" off the coast of England had been the home of some of the principal patentees; at least, one of them was certainly from Isle of Wight--Sir Richard Worsley, who came over in 1608 (from England).  A Brief History of Isle of Wight County, Virginia by Col. E. M. Morrison.

 


Isle of Wight Plantation
http://web.ukonline.co.uk/lordcornell/iwhr/va/iwplant.htm

In late 1618 or early 1619, Sir Richard Worsley, knight baronet, of Appuldercombe, Isle of Wight, England, and his associates were granted a patent for a particular plantation by the Virginia Company. His associates were Capt. Christopher Lawne, Nathaniel Basse, John Hobson, Anthony Olevan, Richard Wiseman, Robert Newland, Robert Gyner and William Willis.

Most of these subscribers had no intention of going over to Virginia in person to suffer the hardships of establishing a plantation, but they were interested in investing their money in such a venture. Whether this partnership was based on a personal friendship between the members is not known. All were stockholders in the Virginia Company. Perhaps they were brought together on a purely professional level, if all were looking for other stockholders with whom to join in a venture. Presumably, Worsley and Newland knew each other reasonably well, coming as they both did from the Isle of Wight. It is clear that the main adventurer of this group - both in wealth and in status - was Worsley himself. In "A Note of the Shipping, Men, and Provisions, sent and prouided for Virginia...this yeare, 1620", six names ( one Earl, three Sirs and two Captains) are mentioned as receiving patents. Among the six names was Sir Richard Worsley "Who together with their Associates haue undertaken to transport great multitudes of People and Cattell". But how did Worsley come to be interested in overseas colonisation? There was certainly no shortage of literature at that time that either concerned itself directly with or promoted Virginia, Newfoundland or the West Indies. But there were possible influences nearer home, in the form of the two Governors of the Isle of Wight, who both had connections with the New World - Sir George Carey and Henry Wriothesley.

On 27 April 1619, Captain Lawne arrived in the James River with a number of settlers on board The Marygold, commanded by Capt. Evans. From the start Lawne seems to have faced an arduous task in setting up this plantation, but it was thanks to his fellow associate, Robert Newland, who provided a solid supply of necessaries, that he managed to prevail.
"This man (Mr Newland) an honest sufficient & a moste indeuoring man for Virginia is he that cann & will searue you for victualling or maning or any other imployment to further ye plantacon, he is so well reported of, & his late indeuors for Capt: Lawne (who had ells sunck) hath approoued him a uentrous charitable marchant;..."
(Letter. Gabriel Barbor to Sir Edwin Sandys. 11 Aug. 1619. Ferrar Papers, Magdalene College, Cambridge University)

Lawne had brought over with him twenty men who were sent over to be tenants on the Company's own land. However, he only handed over fifteen, because he was not satisfied with the amount of corn and cattle that the Company loaned him.
"Afterward in Aprill next twenty men should have beene sent by Xofer Lawne unto the Comon Land, but he deliuered but 15 because the company performed not wth him, touching the Loane of Corne and Cattle as he expected:..."(Court Book of the Virginia Company, 3 Nov. 1619)

In an "Examn what ships ariued in Virginia after the 18th of December 1618 and till michallmas following", there is listed the name of the ship and the number of settlers arriving:

The Guift of God wth
The wm and Thomas
both arriving in Virginia Ano 1618
The George
Mr. Lawns ship wth his plantacon w[h]ere upon
Tha Sampson that Capt Ward went in
The Edwin, Geo. Bargar Capt
Jno Powntis his ship
The Diana
250
150

100
100
50
30
50
80

In an unknown, potentially dangerous and mainly uncleared landscape, the James River provided the main highway for the early settlers. They tended to go everywhere by boat, especially since the area is well endowed with rivers and navigable creeks. In their desire to locate their settlements close to the James River, planters often sited themselves a little way up the many creeks that litter the tidewater region. Lawne 'planted' his settlement at the mouth of a creek on the south shore of the James River, south east of Jamestown. He sited it on a neck of land, now known as 'Lawne's Neck', between the James River on the east and a creek,that subsequently became known as Lawne's Creek, on the west, thus providing the settlement with protection against native attacks.

On 11 November 1619, the Governor and his Council in Virginia reported back to the Company in London on how and why they had distributed new tenants amongst private plantations instead of placing them on Company land. In this report they express their misgivings about the site of Lawne's plantation.
"Lieftenant Bartlett is to take to ferme till Cristmas Come twelue month eleuen of the Companyes men the remayner of fifteene that Came wth Capt Lawne in the marygold to Apparell and arme them and att the end of that terme to alowe 55lb wayght of tobacco and three barrells of Corne to each man:
Question beinge mad of the danger of his seate beinge far from any other Englishe Plantacon in the bottom of the bay Warrestogack he said he was Confident to make the place good against the Indians beinge a necke land and defended by his howse especially seeinge Lieftennant Basse and Ensigne washer are to ioyne with hime who together wth his Companies will make up a party of thirtye men:"

Indeed Lawne had sited his settlement on the south shore of the James River and, unlike the previous particular plantations, which had sited themselves in close proximity to each other up-river of Jamestown, Lawne's Plantation had no near neighbours. However he had sited it on a piece of land between a creek and the James River, allowing a certain degree of protection against Indians. Lawne was also aware that another of his associates, Capt. Basse, would be joining him the following year and that these settlers would help reinforce his small band. The figures involved shows how small scale the colonisation was at that time. Evidence that Lawne was still struggling after the harvest that year is suggested in this report, for it is mentioned that "He is to haue lent hime the Crope newe reaped of the ground beinge 34 barrells of eares and to repaye yt the next crop."

From 30 July to 4 August 1619, Virginia's first General Assembly was convened. This consisted of "the Governor, the Counsell of Estate and two Burgesses elected out of eache Incorporation and Plantation,..." The list of burgesses, sent by each plantation, contains the following : "For Captain Lawne's Plantation Captain Christopher Lawne, Ensigne Washer."

Unfortunately, sometime in November 1619, Lawne and some of his settlement were struck down by disease and abandoned Lawne's Plantation.
"Capt. Lawne at his arriuall seated himself in Wareskoyack Bay wth Company, but by his owne sycknes and his peoples (wherein there was improvidency) he quytted his Plantacon, went vpp to Charles Cyty, and about Novembr died. So his peict is lykely (vnles better followed and well seconded) to come to nothing".
(Letter. John Rolfe to Sir Edwin Sandys. Jan. 1619/20. Ferrar Papers, Magdelene College Cambridge)

For ease of access and protection, settlements were sited on the James River or on creeks. But often the advantages of these waterside locations were accompanied by the added unavoidable disadvantage of marshland bordering the high ground of their homesteads. Even today there is an area of marshland extending up from the mouth of Lawne's Creek on the east side for some distance. And these marsh areas proved most unhealthy for English settlers, living in close proximity for protection and often suffering from the effects of malnutrition. However they were not the only settlement experiencing problems from disease, as Smythes Hundred to the west was suffering the same fate. Indeed a clue to Lawne's demise is found in the report of 1619 mentioned above. Crowding and idleness was considered as precursors of disease.
"...and for asmuch as wee find by experience, that w[h]ere abundaunce of new are planted in one body they doe overthrowe themselues either by Contagion of sicknes or by the mother and Cause thereof, ill example of Idlenes, moreouer because diuers of those new men Cominge heither in tyme of winter might miscarry by lyinge in the woods before such time as Conveniente howses Could be erected for the harbouringe of them all,..."

The weakness of the initial settlement is further outlined in the following letter to Sir Edwin Sandys in January 1620.
"Robte Poole being wholly ymployed by the Governor of message to the greate King, pswaded Sr George, that if he would send Pledge he would, would come to visite him. Or Corne and Tobacco being in greate aboundance in or grounde (for a more plentyfull yeere then this, it hath not pleased God to send vs since the beginning of this Plantacon, yet very contagious for sycknes, whereof many both old and new men died) the Governor sent two men vnto him, who were returned wth frivoulous aunsweres, sayng he never hadd any intent to come vnto him. The Gouernor being iealous of them (the rather because wee hadd many straggling Plantacons, much weakened by the greate mortality, Poole lykewise proving very dishonest) requested Captaine William Powell and myself (for Opachankano pfesseth much love to me, and giueth much credite to my word ) to goe in a shallopp unto Pomonkey ryver; wch wee did."
John Rolfe. A Letter to Sir Edwin Sandys. January 1619/20. Ferrar Papers. Document in Magdalene College, Cambridge.

The external experience of disease was subject to internal religious interpetation. The Company saw the hand of God in the destitution of the settlements and this theme of divine punishment runs through many of the letters sent back and forth between Virginia and London.
"We haue to our great griefe receiued advertisement of the mortality, which this last yeere hath there wrought upon the People, to the consumption of diuers hundreds, and almost the utter destruction of some particular Plantations.An d although we cannot herein but with much humility acknowledge the just finger of Almighty God, by this seuerity of chastisement, to recall us and you from those greuious transgressions, which draw downe, euen from clemency itselfe, such necessary punishments; and accordingly aduise you, together with our selues, to humble us in due contrition, before his mercifull hand; and by future amendment, in better attending the Diuine worship, ...to worke a reconciliation, and to entreate the renewing of his most gracious fauour towards us".
Thus, the members of the Company rationalised the dreadful devastation caused by disease and famine in the colony. However, they were aware that, on a more mundane level, it was disease itself (sent by God) that had harmed the settlements, for they continue: Yet obseruing on the other side, that this mortality hath proceeded from a disease in it selfe not mortall, and accordingly hath most wrought upon the new Plantations..."
The Company were aware that many of the deaths occurred amongst newcomers, who were not accustomed to the new conditions and had not built up sufficient immunity, as had the "ancienter Inhabitants". They made several recommendations, amongst which were the provision of ministers and the encouragement of a more godly life ( not only to placate God but also to help convert the natives to Christianity) and the establishment in each plantation of a"comon house, to bee called a Guest house, for the lodging and entertaining of fifty persons in each, upon their first arrival".(Broadside by The Treasuror, Councell and Company for Virginia. 17 May 1620. New York Library.)

That Lawne and his associates lost money on this venture is suggested by a petition submitted by William Wellis on the behalf of his executors to the Council of the Virginia Company in June 1620 asking for compensation in the form of the freight duties on 800 weight of Tobacco. The council did not want to set a precedent for this sort of compensation "butt in regard of the great charge and losse, the saide mr Lawne hath been putt unto and susteyned in his pryvate Plantacon, itt is agreed to allow him the passage of 2 men wch they esteeme to be xiili..."
When the Council met again on 4 November, it agreed to allow "the passage of two men wch they esteemed to be twelve pounds".

What sort of man was Captain Lawne? The first clue to Christopher Lawne emerges in connection with the Barrowist and Brownist congregations in Amsterdam in the early seventeenth century. Both were separatist, Independent 'puritan' groups, advocating self-governing congregations. Both had emigrated from England in the last decade of Elizabeth I's reign to escape religious persecution and benefit from the free religious atmosphere of Holland. While in Amsterdam, their church became known as the " Exiled English Church". It was from these congregations that the so-called "Pilgrim Fathers" - a term coined only in the 19th century - originated.

The Barrowist congregation followed the ideas of Henry Barrow, who advocated total separation from the Church of England, which he felt was tainted by Catholicism. However the unity of this group in Amsterdam was disrupted by bitter disagreements concerning the nature of authority within the congregation, as well as a suspicion, in some sections, concerning the motives of the elected 'Pastor' and the 'Elders'. This led to dissension and disagreement within the Barrowist community, which also translated into print.

Into this clash of the printed word entered Christopher Lawne in 1612 and 1613. The Pastor of the Barrowist "Exiled English Church" at that time was Francis Johnson but his administration and the form of his services had become increasingly questioned by John Smyth, who had arrived in Amsterdam with another congregation in 1608. In 1609-10, Smyth left to form his own second "Exiled English Church", but his criticisms of Johnson's authority was continued by Henry Ainsworth, a leading member and 'Teacher' of Francis's congregation, who finally broke away in 1612 to form his own congregation. In 1612, Lawne published a book, entitled "The Prophane Schism of the Brownists or Separatists, with the impiety, dissensions, lewd and abominable vices of that impure Sect. Discovered by C. Lawne, J. Fowler, etc.". One of Johnson's Elders, Daniel Studley, had been suspected of a number of moral offences and it seems it was these that Lawne was attacking and using as a pretext to criticise the "Exiled English Church". On the departure of Ainsworth, he was succeeded as 'Teacher' by Richard Clifton who countered Lawne's accusations with "An Advertisement concerning a book lately published by Christopher Lawne and others, against the Exiled English Church at Amsterdam," also published in 1612. In 1613, Henry Ainsworth stepped in to support Lawne and fellow authors with "An Animadversion to Mr. Richard Cliftons Advertisement". In that same year, Lawne published a further book called "Brownisme turned the in-side outward". Lawne was undoubtedly part of the Ainsworth congregation, which tended to hold more radical views on separatism and the nature of authority than the Johnson congregation. This evidence supports the contention made in history books that Lawne was "a Separatist, Brownist and Puritan in Amsterdam" and also an "Elder of the Ancient Church in the Netherlands".

Another clue to Lawne's character appears in a court case, concerning the killing of a Capt. Stallenge by a Capt. Epps after a ship they were sailing in ran aground. Lawne was the foreman of the jury.
"These principall men being at James Citie, Capten William Epps (who commandeth Smythes Hundred Company) was arraigned (as neere as might be) according to the lawdable Lawes of England, for killing one Captaine Edward Roecroft als Stallenge. He came hether from the North Colony in a shipp of Sr fferdinando Gorges (as he sayd) for some necessaries wch he wanted; and to coast along the shoare to fynd and discover what Harbors and riuers he could: but through neglect of the Mr of the shipp and others she was forced a ground in a storme neere Newports Newes, and there sprang so greate a leake, that he could not carry her back againe. This myschance happened through vncivill and vnmanly word vrged by Stallenge (there being no prcedent malice) wth wch Captaine Epps being much moved did strike on the heade wth a sword in the skabberd a such an vnfortunate blowe, that wthin 2. daies he died. The Jury (whereof Capt Lawne was foreman a discreete and vnderstanding man) hearing the Evidence, found him guilty of Manslaughter by Chaunce meddley. The Governor fynding him (though young) yet a per civill gent, and of good hopes, not long after restored him to his Command."
John Rolfe. A Letter to Sir Edwin Sandys. January 1619/20. Ferrar Papers. Document in Magdalene College, Cambridge.

With the demise of Lawne's plantation, Worsley and his associates were informed they would be required to send out further settlers to make up the shortfall or risk losing their patent. And it is from the confirmation and redefinition of this patent that Isle of Wight Plantation, and consequently Isle of Wight County, originates. In the Company's Court Book, a marginal sub-title proclaims: "Sr Rich: Worsleep knight & Barronet & theire olde Patent confirmed". Either this points to the fact that Worsley never attended meetings and so his name was little known; or the clerk has made a spelling mistake; or the clerk is having a little joke on the fact that Worsley spent the duration of meetings asleep?! Whatever the reason, Worsley and his associates submitted a petition to the Council on 4 November1620:

"Uppon the humble Peticon of Sr Richard Worsleep knight Baronett Nathaniel Basse gent, John Hobson gentleman, Antho: Oleuan, Richard Wiseman, Robert Newland, Robert Gyuer and William Wellis Associates and fellow Adventurers wth Capt: Christopher Lawne deceased the Courte was pleased to graunt unto them and their heirs a confirmacon of their Old Pattent with all manner of pryveledges therin conteyned, and that the said Plantacon shall henceforth be called the Ile of Wights Plantacon, Provided that the heirs of the said Christopher Lawne be no way preiudiced therby; And in regard of the late mortalitie of the personns transported heretofore by the said Captain Lawne the Courte hath likewise given them till Midsomer 1625 to make up the nomber of their said psonns menconed in their former Pattents."

On 30 April 1621, Worsley's Patent, as well as two others, were "reade and recomended as afore said". And finally, several days later, on 2 May, "three patents for pticular Plantacons in Virginia one to Sr: Rich: Bulkly the second to Sr Richard Worsley and his associats and a third to Captain Willm Newce being all three formerly read and approved of by the Preparatiue Court, and nowe put to the question were confirmed and ordered to be sealed." However, Worsley did not last much longer to experience the fruits of his investment, for on 27 June 1621, he died.

However it was not long before former associates of Worsley were pursuing patents of their own for land in the Warraskoyak area. In October 1621, Mr. Richard Wiseman joined with Mr. Edward Bennett and other associates (Thomas Ayres, Robert Bennett, Richard Bennett, Thomas Wiseman) in petitioning for a patent for a plantation. Edward Bennett was described as "a gentleman that had deserved singularly well of the Company" for "hee had been att a verie great charge for transportinge of people to Virginia". The other associates were all substantial merchants and shipowners.

Richard Wiseman owned along with Mr. Bland and some others a ship, called the Abigail. This ship was described as " a verie convenyent Ship" of 350 tons. Mr. Bland and Mr. Wiseman were both regular attenders of Council meetings and Wiseman had been one of Worsley's associates. Bland was to later receive a grant of land between the James River and the Pagan River. The Abigail was a regular passage ship for Virginia, transporting out settlers and supplies. In April, Wiseman also offered the use of another of his ships, the George, for transporting supplies and settlers to Virginia. He laid down various specific conditions as to how many settlers and how much cargo should be carried, as well as the freight charges he expected. These are interesting for the freight charges at that time: 6li per man; 3li on each tun of goods; and 3li per pound of tobacco on the return journey. This offer was accepted. Presumably, Robert Newland, another of Wiseman's associates with Worsley, was aware of the good money to be made from supplying Virginia and soon entered the business himself, going so far as to have a ship built in Cowes to serve the Company in the supply of Virginia. It was for his good services in organising this that Newland was given five shares in the Virginia Company.

At the same Court in October 1621, Nathaniel Basse, another of Worsley's associates from the original patent, joined with a Mr. Swayne, Mr. Conder and others in applying for a patent too. Both Basse's and Wiseman/Bennett's patents were for transporting the standard one hundred persons. Bennett was described as one of a number of "planters", who had applied for patents. The use of the word "planter" would suggest that Bennett was intending to go out himself to Virginia. In November 1621, these patents, along with seven others, were granted. Wiseman and Bennett's settlement became known as "Bennetes Wellcome".Basse and Swayne were described as "Adventurers", suggesting they had bought shares and might not have gone out to Virginia on this occasion. But in January 1621/22, Basse was again applying for a patent on land, undertaking to send out one hundred settlers and it may have been on this occasion that he went out.

1619 - Isle of Wight County, VA - The first English settlement in Isle of Wight county was made by Captain Christopher Lawne and Sir Richard Worsley, knight baronet, and their associates, viz.: Nathaniel Basse, gentleman; John Hobson, gentleman; Anthony Olevan, Richard Wiseman, Robert Newland, Robert Gyner, and William Willis.
By 1619, when Captain Lawne arrived, settlement had begun to break out along the southern shores. Worsley's patant for a particular plantation was one of several of the earliest issued. With the opening up of colonisation to private individuals or groups, a renewed stream of settlers were encouraged to voyage to Virginia in what has been described as "the Great Migration", which lasted from 1618 until 1623. By 1620, three types of landowners were in evidence: the Company, particular plantations (belonging to a syndicate of adventurers back in England) and planters living in Virginia. This was the situation into which Sir Richard Worsley and his associates ventured, when they applied for a patent in 1618 or 1619. . . .
The supply of the colony was opened up to free trade. And it is at this time that merchants, like Robert Newland of Newport and East Cowes, step into the gap left by the "Magazine". It is in 1620 that Robert Newland was obtaining the leases of property in East Cowes on the Isle of Wight and setting up facilities, such as a quay and storehouses. Indeed, Newland was so bound up with the Virginia Company that he was one of the named associates of Sir Richard Worsley, who obtained a patent for a 'particular' plantation in 1619. Worsley's patent authorised the establishment of "Isle of Wight Plantation" or, as it was commonly known, "Lawne's Plantation". http://web.ukonline.co.uk/lordcornell/iwhr/va/via.htm


1649 - Thomas Worsley, son of Thomas (the son of Thomas (the son of Robert and Elizabeth Gerard Worsley) and Katherine Kighley Worsley) and Alice Holcroft Worsley, was born. His wife's name was Mary Arthington. He was buried May 18, 1715. World Connect

1651 - John Worsley, son of Thomas and Alice Holcroft Worsley, was born. Other children of Thomas and Alice included Robert, Charles, William (who md. Elizabeth Arthington and had a son named Thomas, md. Mary Frankland), Katherine, and Margaret (who md. ____ Butler). Thomas also md. a second wife, Penelope Egerton, and they had a son, Charles.

1664 - Thomas Worsley, husband of Alice Holcroft Worsley died on Nov. 3.

1670 (circa) - (location unknown, possibly Southeastern Virginia) - Thomas Worsley born.

1693 - Craven County, NC - Thomas Worsley (probably the son of Thomas, born circa 1670.) was born.

1701 - Bath County, NC - Thomas Worsley was listed among others as being "someone for which land was granted to the person bringing them, or inducing them to come" (from England). The four people brought by Thomas Worsley on Dec. 19, 1701 were:  Francis Martin, Elizabeth Martin Jr, Wm. Martin, and Ann Martin. Bath County, NC Immigrants (1695-1702)

1702 - Beaufort - John Nelson Jun... unto Thomas Worsley one B of S from Nicholes Daw unto me of 640 Acres ... up old town creek. Signed by John Nelson and Ann Nelson.: SO FHL F# 416403 Vol 01 pg 034. Beaufort Co, N. C. Bits & Pieces, (Indexed). August 30, 1997 (visited 1/27/98)

1702 - June 29, 1702 - Thomas WORSLEY appoints friend, Levi TRUEWHITT, Bath County, Power of Attorney, to have use of 640 acres purchased of George MONTGOMERY of said county. Wit: William BARROW Proved at court held at house of Mr. William BARROW, July 7, 1702. http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/beaufort/deeds/p1-50.txt (visited 6/21/2015)

1702 - Beaufort - Thomas Worsley Purchasing 640 Acres from George Montgomery. William Barrow is a Witness. June 29, 1702.: SO FHL F# 416403 Vol 01 pg 022.  Beaufort Co, N. C. Bits & Pieces, (Indexed). August 30, 1997 (visited 1/27/98)

1703 - Beaufort - George Montgomery and Elizabeth his wife acknowledge the sale of 640 acres unto Thomas Worsley of Virginia, property being on Oyster Creek. William Barrow Witness: SO FHL F# 416403 Vol 01 pg 026.   Beaufort Co, N. C. Bits & Pieces, (Indexed). August 30, 1997 (visited 1/27/98)

1704 - Deed - Chowan - John Worley (Worsley) - from George Slade, 3/21/1704-1705 "assignment of ye within Track of Land".

1706 - Land - Bath Town - John Worsley - one of 25 of Bath's first lot owners.

1706 - Land - Bath Town - Thomas Worsley - one of 25 of Bath's first lot owners.

1706 - Patent - Onslow - Thomas Worsley - 320 acres joining a branch, ye Savanna, & ye old Town Creek.

1706 - Patent - Onslow - Thomas Worsley - 335 acres at Duck Creek, joining the swamp and the Savanna.

1706 - Patent - Onslow - Thomas Worsley - Joell Martin, Senior. 450 acres, joining Thomas Worsley, ye creek, ye branch, and Symon Alderson.

1706 - Beaufort - John Worsley of Chatwan Precinct in Bath buys a lot of an acre and 4 poles.: SO FHL F# 416403 Vol 01 pg 058.  Beaufort Co, N. C. Bits & Pieces, (Indexed). August 30, 1997 (visited 1/27/98)

1706 - Beaufort - Thomas Worlsey buys a lot in Town of Bath, Oct 1, 1706: SO FHL F# 416403 Vol 01 pg 057.  Beaufort Co, N. C. Bits & Pieces, (Indexed). August 30, 1997 (visited 1/27/98)

1707 - Patent - __?__ - Thomas Worsley - Joel Martin, Junior. 800 acres lying on the back of his father, joining Thomas Worsley and Mr. Martin

1708 - Deed - Bath Co.? - Thomas Worsley - patent for 320 acres at Duck Creek joining the swamp and the Savanna

1708 - Patent - Onslow - Thomas Worsley - 320 acres joining ye branch to the head thereof, the Savanna, and the old town creek.

1712 - Estate appraisal - Chowan - Thomas Worsley, along with 2 others, was to appraise the estate of Capt. John Beard, deceased

1712 - General Court, July 1712, "A power of attorney from Cullumnb Flinn and margrett his wife to Jno. worsley was proved in open Court by the Oathes of Mr. Saml. Norton and Jeames welsh by vertue of which power he and the Said Jno. worseley accknowledged the Convayance of a Tract of land lying in the precinct of Chowan unto Argall Symons." from The Colonial Records of NC- Higher Court Minutes.

1713 - As early as May 5, 1713, Capt. John Worley (Worsley) was living in that part of Chowan that later became Tyrrell County. Some Colonial and Revolutionary Families of NC Vol. I.

1713 - Marriage - Craven County - Thomas Worsley married Sarah Bonner (other sources list her as Sarah Blount). She was born 1695 in CRAVEN CO NC and died 1770 in Craven County.

1714 - Patent - Chowan - John Worley (Worsley) - 155 acres - being ye Beech Neck adjoining to ye Middle Neck swamp on ye South Shore of Chowan, joining ye swamp.

1715 - Church - Bath Town - Thomas Worsley - vestryman in St. Thomas Parish

1715 -Thomas Worsley was a member of the Precinct Court, Beaufort County. Some Colonial and Revolutionary Families in NC Vol. 1.

1715 - Church - South West Parish of Chowan Precinct - John Worley (Worsley) was chosen as Vestryman. Some Colonial and Revolutionary Families of NC Vol. I.

1715 - Library - Bath Town - Thomas Worsley - commissioner of Bath Public Library

1715 - Will of Joel Martin of Bath County, on Oct. 24, mentions "250 acres on Newport Sound joining Thomas Worsley." Early Records of NC

1715 - Craven County, NC - Thomas Worsley, son of Thomas and Sarah Bonner Worsley, was born

1716 - Court - Chowan Precinct - Capt. John Worley (Worsley) - criticized because he "keeps in his house the wife of John Hawkins, she having several children contrary to law."

1716 - Court - Chowan Precinct - Capt. John Worley (Worsley) - was to continue to be overseer of roads in lower district and Thomas Lee to be overseer of roads in the upper district.

1716 - Court - Chowan Precinct - Capt. John Worley (Worsley), Esq. - Thomas Lee is accused of maliciously committing false libel in writing to the defaming of Capt. Worley: "through his ignorance and spite to me (meaning the said Thomas Lee) I am like to be a great sufferer in many particulars for he (Worley) gives ill advice to my servants, and . . . " (is not doing his job properly with regard to debts collection).

1716 - Court - Chowan Precinct - Capt. John Worley (Worsley), Esq. - Thomas Lee pleads not guilty to charges of libel against Worley. Repeats his statetements of before, and claims that Worley "kicked him" as he left Worley's house.

1716 - Court - Chowan Precinct - Capt. John Worley (Worsley), Esq. - acknowledges that he keeps Mary Hawkins as "a hierling and no otherwise".

1716 - Court - Chowan Precinct - John Worley (Worsley) - appointed by the General Court as overseer of a highway to assure that all persons in the area are to work on the road. He was also an assistant justice.

1716 - Court - Chowan Precinct - John Worley (Worsley) - began an eight year period as a justice in general court.

1716 - Court - Chowan Precinct - John Worley (Worsley) - served as a Justice of the Peace.

1716 - Court - Chowan Precinct - John Worley (Worsley), Esq. - John Swain petitioned that his orphan sister, bound by the court to John Worley (Worsley), Esq., may be taught to read by him. It was so ordered.

1716 - Patent - Bath Co. - John Worley (Worsley) - 188 acres in Bath Co. joining David Perkins and Matchapungo Swamp.

1717 - "Att a Court held at Bath Town the 7, 8, and 9th days of Janr. 1717 Lyonell Reading Esqr. Judge, Jams. Leight, Jno. Jordan, Thos Worsley Rd. Harvey Jno. Clark Henry Slade Esqr. Justices Assistants." from The Colonial Records of NC- Higher Court Minutes.

1717 - Craven County, NC - John Worsley, son of Thomas and Sarah Bonner Worsley, was born

1717 - Law - Bath Town - Thomas Worsley - was a justice

1717 - Land List - Beaufort - Thomas Worsley held 690 acres in Town Creek.

1717 - "Thos. Worsley Depputy Marshall" mentioned in Estate papers of Emanual Cleeves on Mar. 15 as having distributed a copy of a Summons. Eary Records of NC.

1717 - Tax - Chowan - John Worley (Worsley), Esq. - Taxpayer - 1900 acres.

1717 - Estate papers of Ann Mackey mentions, on Dec. 10, that Thomas Worsley, Deputy Marshall, executed a summons. Early Records of NC.

1718 - Court - Chowan - Thomas Worsley - Council considered an account of Thomas Worsley's daughter and son being seized by a great body of Indians around Bath Town along with a white servant and "Negroe". Rangers had been sent and had retaken them from the Indians. They did not believe it and sent for Mr. Worsley's son to get his account. This apparently turned out to be a false alarm and punishments were administered.

1718 - Indians - Bath Town - Thomas Worsley - a great body of Indians are now abouth Bath Town that have seized Mr. Worsley's daughter and sonn . . ." (a false story Thomas Worsley's children fabricated to protect an escaped slave).

1718 - Law - Chowan - John Worsley - at Court House was sentenced to 39 lashes for conspiring to keep a slave belonging to his father, Thomas Worsley, from being punished.

1718 - Council - Chowan C. H. - Capt. John Worley (Worsley) - gave evidence of a "Villianous confederacy of Mr. Worseley's children to keep an Indian slave, Pompey, from the deserved punishment due him. Thomas Worseley was ordered to give bond of 500 pounds for Mary that he and daughter Mary attend next court. John Worseley, son of Thomas, to receive "39 lases well laid on his bare back." Pompey, the escaped Indian slave, is wanted dead or alive.

1718 - Patent - Chowan - John Worley (Worsley) - 640 acres in Chowan Precinct on South side of Morratock River, joining William Mitchell and the Beaver Dam Branch. SO FHL F# 416403 Vol 01 pg 289.  Beaufort Co, N. C. Bits & Pieces, (Indexed). August 30, 1997 (visited 1/27/98)

1718 July 15, 1718...John Worsley of Thye Co of Albremarl NC. and Stephen Elsey of the Co of Bath Marioner... Two male slaves (1) Pamptico and (2) Pungo. Ownership: Stephen Elsey->John Worsley... "That the said John Worsley for and Consideration of two male slaves... whereof the said John Worsley doth hereby acknowlegde of the receipt...": SO FHL F# 416403 Vol 01 pg 341 & 347.  Beaufort Co, N. C. Bits & Pieces, (Indexed). August 30, 1997 (visited 1/27/98)

1718 Thomas Worsley and Joshua Porter another Business deal, Aug 13,

1719 - Craven County, NC - Joseph Worsley, son of Thomas and Sarah Bonner Worsley, was born

1719 - Beaufort - Thomas Worsley receives 25 pounds sterling paid by Walter Jones... Sold... plantation of land containing abt 200 acres... being as Duck Creek.: SO FHL F# 416403 Vol 01 pg 365.  Beaufort Co, N. C. Bits & Pieces, (Indexed). August 30, 1997 (visited 1/27/98)

1719 - Beaufort - July 25, 1719 Thomas Worsley of Bath and Thomas Worsley Jun eldest son of the aforsaid Thomas Worlsey. Give to Thomas Worlsey Jr. tract of land... by the great swamp, south side of Pamplico river a certain creek by the name of Hirling Run containing 640 acres.: SO FHL F# 416403 Vol 01 pg 418.  Beaufort Co, N. C. Bits & Pieces, (Indexed). August 30, 1997 (visited 1/27/98)

1719 - Court - Chowan - Mary Worseley - daughter of Thomas, made her appearance in General Court of Chowan and paid a fine of 10 pounds on July 30.

1719 - Deed - Chowan - John Worsley - from Dennis McLenden of Chowan, 350 acres on West side of Weccacone Creek joining swamp, May 8, 1719.

1720 - Beaufort - Feb 7, 1720, Mr. Daniel Oliver of the province of N.E... hires Thomas Worsley... merchant to purchase merchandise for him to be sold in N.E.: SO FHL F# 416403 Vol 01 pg 253.  Beaufort Co, N. C. Bits & Pieces, (Indexed). August 30, 1997 (visited 1/27/98)

1720 - Court - Chowan Precinct - John Worley (Worsley) - collected fines from 2 men charged with "swearing, etc.".

1720 - "Jno. Worsland" served on a grand jury "Att a Generall Court of Oyer and Terminer held for the said Province at the Generall Court house at Queen Ann's Creek in Chowan Precinct the 31st of March." from The Colonial Records of NC- Higher Court Minutes.

1720 - Patent - __?__ - Captain John Worley (Worsley) - 150 acres on the east side of Broad Creek on the Neuse River, joining the Mouth of a Gut above the Indian Graves, a Small Gut, and the said creek which land was formerly surveyed for Dudley Gordon and by him elapsed.

1721 - On July 12, inventory of John Cann's Estate deceased appraised by John Worley (Worsley), Joshua Wall and Thomas Bateman. Early Records of NC.

1722 - Patent - Chowan - John Worley (Worsley) - 476 acres in Chowan Precinct on the south side of Albemarle Sound, joining Thomas Steely, Middle Neck Swamp, Beech Neck Swamp, the long Branch, James Hooper, Haw Branch and the said sound.

1722 - Estate papers of Thomas West mentions, on Aug.3, John Worley (Worsley) J. P. Early Records of NC

1723 - On July 6, the account of the estate of John Cann by Josephs Cannings admr. Named within the account were Capt. Grinsby, Volaway, and Justice Worley. Also noted was Indian Town.

1723 Freeholders in Beaufort & Hyde Counties: Appendix, a list of the1723 Freeholders in Beaufort and Hyde Counties, Wm. Barrow, John Bond, Robert Campain, Wm Daw, Ed Flannakin, Abraham Prichard, Robert Spring, Robert Turner, John Worsley, Thomas Worsley, Thomas Worsley Jr.: SO Beaufort Co., NC "Two Centuries of its History" 975.6186 H2r PG 165.  Beaufort Co, N. C. Bits & Pieces, (Indexed). August 30, 1997 (visited 1/27/98)

1723 - Court - Chowan Precinct - John Worley (Worsley) - Petition of John Worley (Worsley) for 220 acres in Chowan to be granted him by a lapse patent.

1723 - Court - Edenton - Thomas Worldley - along with Edward Mays was ordered by a council to view 620 acres in Pasquotank County to determine if Thomas Mirrideth had rights to it.

1723 - Patent - __?__ - John Worley (Worsley) - 375 acres on South side of Morattock River, joining a pocosin, William Roades, a small pocoson on the main dismal, and Hughes swamp from the head thereof.

1724 - Court - Chowan Precinct - John Worley (Worsley) - served as a Solicitor General.

1724/5 - In an undated court case between plaintiff Pettiver and Hawkins, Col. John Worley (Worsley) was one of three "witnesses sworn". Early Records of NC.

1725 - Will - Chowan County - John Blount Chowan County 27 Jan 1725-1726 18 May 1726 Will Sons: John, Thomas (manor, fronting on Albemarle Sound, John to have eastern and Thomas western  portion), James and Charles (land on Welches Creek), Joseph (land at Mattehapungo, known by the name of Goshen). Wife: Elizabeth (land at Bear Swamp and at Barrow Hole). Daughters: Mary Jacocks,  Eliza Paget, Sarah Lovick, Martha Worsley and Hester Worley (actually Hester/Ester Blount Worsley, b. ca. 1703). Executrix: Elizabeth Blount (wife), to be  assisted by friends John Lovick and Thos. Pollock. Witnesses: Samll. Warner, Wm. Benbury, Magnes  Plowman. Will proven before Richard Everard, Governor, etc. Codicil to will of John Blount. Dated January  27, 1725-1726. Daughters: Ann and Rachel (a gold ring each). Christopher Gale appointed assistant together with Jno. Lovick and Thos. Pollock. Coat of arms on seal of both will and codicil. The testator  mentions in the will having broken the entail. source: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/genpcncfir/message/5339

1725 - Court - Edenton - John Worley (Worsley), John Worley (Worsley), Jr, and Joshua Worley served on grand jury of Gen. Court in Edenton.

1725 - In Hicks' case against Allexander, on Aug. 30, written on the back of a summons, "Security taken by Joshua Worley." Early Records of NC

1725 - In Hicks' case against Whidbee, on Aug. 30, written on the back of a summons, "non est Inventus [he is not found] by me Joshua Worley." Early Records of NC.

1725 - In Hicks' case against Allexander, on Nov. 29, written on the back of a summons, "Security taken by John Worley (Worsley)." Early Records of NC.

1726 to 1888 Worsley and Worley Land Grants in NC, found at http://www.nclandgrants.com/home.htm on 10/24/2015.

1726 - Council - Edenton - John Worley (Worsley), Jr. and Thomas Worsley, Jr. were made justices of the peace for the precincts of Beauford and Hyde.

1726 - Court - Chowan Precinct - John Worley (Worsley) - served as Foreman of the Grand Jury of the General Court.

1726 - Court - Chowan Precinct - John Worley (Worsley) - Edmond Porter claims he was assaulted in one of the public streets of Edenton by John Worley (Worsley)and other government officials. But it was the opinion of the court that Porter was the aggressor.

1726 - Court - Chowan Precinct - John Worley (Worsley), Esq. - was appointed by Governor Everard to be a member of the Governor's Council at Edenton. Took the oath of office July 28, 1716. Some Colonial and Revolutionary Families in NC Vol. 1.

1727 - Court - Chowan Precinct - Coll. Worley - was paid "to the Ballance of Coll. Worley account by order of the Council 49 pounds."

1727 - Court - Chowan Precinct - Collo. John Worley (Worsley) - brought suit against estate of Tunis Vangelder for not paying a debt Worley was owed.

1727 - Court - Chowan Precinct - John Worley (Worsley) - Edmond Porter, of Chowan Precinct, "moved by the Devill, made Seditious Speeches and menacing behavior", shook his fist at the governor, Sir Richard Everard, and called him a worthless fellow, threatened a revolt and defamed John Worley (Worsley), Foreman of the Grand Jury.

1727 - Court - Chowan Precinct - John Worley (Worsley) - A John Miles of Edenton was charged with armed robbery of 2 gallons of rum valued at 10 shillings. Pleaded guilty but could only pay 12 pence. John Worley (Worsley) came into court and paid the costs due as well as promising to pay 15 pounds Miles owed to provide "meat, drink, lodging, and apparel" for 3 years. Miles agreed to serve Worley for the 3 years.

1727 - Court - Edenton - John Worley (Worsley) - The court presented an indictment against John Worley (Worsley) and his son Joshua for an "assault made by them on the body of Capt. Thomas Bell."

1727 - Court - Edenton - John Worley (Worsley) - The Attorney General came to prosecute the case against Worley and son. The Worley's were absent. Writt of Alias Capias.

1727 - Court - Edenton - Joshua Worley - son of John Worley (Worsley) who, along with his father, was sued by Thomas Bell for assault.

1727 - Patent - Bertie - John Worley (Worsley) - Lords Proprietors to Robert Forster, 1870 acres on SS Morrattock River on Irwin's Island. Due 50 acres for inportation of each person. Rent 1 shilling per acre every Sept. 29th. To be seated within three years. Signed by ten people including John Worley (Worsley).

1728 - Court - Chowan Precinct - John Worley (Worsley) - Court issued a bill of indictment against Thomas Bell for libel against John Worley (Worsley) and others. Dismissed for lack of evidence.

1728 - Court - Edenton - John Worley (Worsley) - and son Joshua paid costs for assault and were discharged along with others whose cases had "layne before the Genl. Court for a considerable time".

1728 - Will of John Jackson, a carpenter of Bath County, Beaufort Precinct in Pantiogh, dated July 30, mentions "money due me from Thomas Worsley." from Early Records of NC.

1728 - Court - Edenton - Thomas Worsely, Jr. - and John Worley (Worsley), Jr. were made justices of the peace for the precinct of Beauford and Hyde.

1728 - Court - Edenton - Thomas Worsley, Jr. - fined for not appearing for jury duty

1728 - Letter - Edenton - John Worley (Worsley) [Some Colonial and Revolutionary Families of NC Vol II has "John Worsley"] - helped write a letter to the King of England expressing displeasure with Governor Everard. 12/12/1728. Colonial Records of NC Vol III.

1728 - Patent - Bertie - John Worley (Worsley) - Lords Proprietors to Samuel Swann, a grant for 3200 acres at head of Fishing Creek adjoining Robert Forster. Signed by seven people, including J. Worley.

1729 - Deed - Bath Co. - John Worsley - brother of Thomas Worsley, to Capt. Thomas Bonner, a 337 acre farm on which John Worsley had lived for 3 years after moving from Bath. John had built the first house on this land which is now Washington, N. C. Deed was signed "John Worley (Worsley)" instead of "John Worsley".

1731 - Court - Edenton - Thomas Worsley, Jr. - was a Justice of the Peace of Beaufort and Hyde precincts in the County of Bath. 4/20/1731.

1732 - Beaufort - ...I John Worsley of the prect of Beaufort... & William Crawley. John Worsley Jr.... for two shillings and six pence... by William Crawley... of land... lying in Bath town creek. Signed by John Worsley Jun and Mary Worsley: SO FHL F# 416403 Vol 02 pg 164.  Beaufort Co, N. C. Bits & Pieces, (Indexed). August 30, 1997 (visited 1/27/98)

1732 - Court - Edenton - John Worley (Worsley) - letter from Gov. George Burrington appointing John and others to Justice of General Court. 10/6/1732.

1732 - Court - Edenton - John Worley (Worsley) - appointed by council as Assistant Justice of General Court of the Province. 10/18/1732.

1732 - Court - Edenton - John Worley (Worsley) - a justice of General Court. 11/15/1732.

1733 - Will of David Purkens of Bath County, Apr. 26, mentions four daughters Elisabeth Worsley, Mary Puttnell, Affereca Harvey, and Ann Jones, and trustee Thomas Worsley. Early Records of NC

1733 - Will of William Putnell of Duck Creek on Nov. 7, probated in Beaufort & Hyde Precinct at Bath Town. To Brother, Thomas Worsely - my Bible, Brother John Worsely - chest. Son Aaron Puttnel [a minor] - plantation where I now live. Wife Mary [possibly the daughter of David Purkens, whose will was the same year]- rest of estate. Early Records of NC.

1734 - Inventory of Hugh Jones. Signed by Mary Jones. Attested before Jos. Worley(?) on June 3.

1734 - Inventory of John and Jane Hambleton was sold. On Oct. 28 Ester Worley (Ester Blount Worsley) was among the sixteen buyers at the sale. Early Records of NC. Another sale occurred on Nov. 11. John Worley (Worsley, probably Ester's husband) was among the ten buyers there.

1733-4 - Beaufort - I Thomas Worsley Sen... Bath... one thousand pounds ...by John Worsley... convoy unto the said John Worsley... land containing 320 acres... lying on the west side of Bath town Creek...: SO FHL F# 416403 Vol 02 pg 126. Beaufort Co, N. C. Bits & Pieces, (Indexed). August 30, 1997 (visited 1/27/98)

1735 - Court - Tyrrell - John Worley (Worsley), Jr. - was appointed justice of Tyrrell precinct. 3/23/1735.

1735 - On Jun. 12 Thomas Woodley [Worsley?] 350 acres 6, 2, 6 currency arrears of quit rents in Pasquotank Precinct.

1735 - On Jun. 12 in an account of the receipt of 1/2 of the arrears of His Majesty's quit rents from 9/29/1729 to March 1732. Computed at the difference of 7 for 1 pound sterling in the currency of this province (NC). In Tyrrell Precinct the following were among those listed:
 

  Yrs. 
pd. 
Acres  Quit Rent 
Received 
Amount in
Sterling 
Currency
at 7 for 1 
John Worley (Worsley)

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1050 

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18, 7, 6 

John Worley (Worsley), Jr.

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840 

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14, 14, 0 

Joshua Worley

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390 

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6, 6, 6 

1735 - Deed - Edenton - John Worley (Worsley) - and others on Oct. 28 signed a blank patent for granting of 640 acres.

1735 - Land Warrant - Thomas Worsley on Nov. 20 had a warrant for 200 acres in Beaufort Precinct, Bath County on South side of Deep Run. Warrant to Robert Boyd.

1735 - Land Warrant - William Worsley on Nov. 20 had a warrant for 400 acres in Beaufort Precinct, Bath County on North side of the Beaver dam, described as pine land formerly surveyed for said Worsley. Warrant to Robert Boyd.

1735 - Land Warrant - William Worsley on Nov. 20 had a warrant for 500 acres in Beaufort Precinct, Bath County on North side of the Beaver dam. Warrant to Robert Boyd.

1735 - Land Warrant - William Worsley on Nov. 20 had a warrant for 640 acres in Beaufort Precinct, Bath County on North side of the easternmost branch of Broad Creek. Warrant to Robert Boyd.

1735 - Land Warrant - William Worsley on Nov. 20 had a warrant for 520 acres in Beaufort Precinct, Bath County on North side of the Beaver dam and on the head of Broad Creek. Warrant to Robert Boyd.

1735 - Land Warrant - William Worsley on Nov. 20 had a warrant for 400 acres in Beaufort Precinct, Bath County on West side of the Beaver dam. Warrant to Robert Boyd.

1735 - Land Warrant - James Worsley on Nov. 20 had a warrant for 640 acres in Beaufort Precinct, Bath County on East side of the head of the Beaver dam. Warrant to Robert Boyd.

1735 - Land Warrant - John Worsley Jr. on Nov. 20 had a warrant for 240 acres in Beaufort Precinct, Bath County on East side of Goose Creek beginning at Jacob Martin's line. Warrant to Robert Boyd.

1735 - Land Warrant - James Worsley on Nov. 20 had a warrant for 640 acres in Beaufort Precinct, Bath County beginning at Mr. Odean's and Mr. Knights lines. Warrant to Robert Boyd.

1737 - Deed - Beaufort - John Worsley - at a council at Newton, received 200 acres in Beaufort, 2/17/1737, in consequence of a warrant to his deceased father, Thomas Worsley. Warrant to Robert Boyd.

1737 - Secretary of State Will - Bath/Beaufort Co. - Thomas Worsley died between Jan. 18, when his will was written and March Court, when his will was probated. He used his family emblem, 'a Lion Rampant' impressed upon the seal. Heirs: to son Thomas, land on Swift Creek; to son Joseph, land on Swift Creek where Thomas Worsley Sr. lived; to son John, land on Bear Creek; wife Sarah Bonner Worsley. Some Colonial and Revolutionary Families in NC Vol. 1.

1737 - Land Warrant - Joseph Worsley on Sept 9 had a warrant for 250 acres in Craven Precinct, Bath County beginning at Joe's Br. on the North side of Swifts Cr. and running on both sides of the said Br. Warrant to James Mackelwean.

1737 - Land Warrant - Joseph Worsley on Sept 9 had a warrant for 250 acres in Craven Precinct, Bath County on the North side of Swifts Cr. and above Cantenengh on the North side of the Neuse River. Warrant to James Mackelwean.

1737 - Land Warrant - Joseph Worsley on Sept 9 had a warrant for 300 acres in Craven Precinct, Bath County on the south side of the Trent River and by the head of Mirey Br. running into the Trent River; "vacant land." Warrant to John Powell.

1738 - Deed - Beaufort - John Worsley - at Newton asked for 200 acres because of a warrant to his deceased father, Thomas Worsley

1738 - "Mar. 1738. Receipt from Jon. Snoad to Thos. Worsley junior dec'd on the account of Henry Crofton 250 barrels of tar which is in full of all accounts due to the excrs of Thos Armstrong lately dec'd Apr. 14, 1741.

1738 - Patent - Beaufort - Thomas Worsley - Crown to Simon Alderson, 420 acres in Beaufort Co. on North side of Pamplico River, joining Thomas Worsley, the head of a deep run, the Pocosin, the horse pen Branch, and the head of Matchepungo Swamp.

1739 - Court - New Bern - John Worsley - At the Council John Worsley presented a petition for a land patent for 300 acres in Beaufort. 2/14/1739.

1739 - Deed - Edgecombe - Nicholas Worley - , of Virginia, bought from Joseph and wife Sarah Sims 525 acres on the north side of Elk Marsh joining the marsh being the plantation wheron the said Sims now lives.

1739 - Patent - Tyrrell - John Worley (Worsley) - Crown to Stephens Lee, 190 acres at the Morratock joining the Beaverdam, John Worley (Worsley), and Frederick Jones.

1739 - Patent - Beaufort - John Worsley - Crown to John Worsley, 300 acres in Beaufort Co. on North side of Pamplico River and in the East side of Goose Creek, joining the Creek fork, the side of the Swamp at the head of Mallard Creek, and the swamp at the head of Goose Creek. Crown to John Worsley, 640 acres in Beaufort Co. joining the side of a Branch and both sides of the Swamp.

1740 - Court - Tyrell - Joshua Worley - was among a list of jurymen. 2/25/1740.

1740 - Secretary of State Will - Tyrrell County - John Worley (Worsley) Tyrrell County 08 Feb 1740-1741 03 Mar 1740 Will Son: Joshua ("my manor plantation I now dwell on"). Daughters: Elizabeth Lurry [probably "Leary"]: negroes Cashebeel, Moll, Boston, & the first child Moll has to my grandson John Norkom. Penelope Weight (cattle, "crop in ye right Eare and over Caele in left"). Grandson: John Norcomb (or Norkom). Executors: Joshua Worley, Thomas Lurrey [probably "Leary"] and William Weight. Witnesses: Ebenezer Slad, John and Jane Rogers. Proven before W. Smith, C. J. source: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/genpcncfir/message/5340

1740 - Deed - Edgecombe - John Worley (Worsley), of Edgecombe Co., bought from Henry Jones of Northhampton Co. 300 acres at Hazel Nut, adjoining John B-----(Bunting?) and Thomas Harris

1740 - Will - Hyde County - John Avery Hyde County 27 Oct 1740 Will Probate not dated. Wife: Jane. Other legatees: Martha Smith, Agnes Slade, Thomas, William and Samuel Smith (sons of John), Lydia (wife of Benjamin Russell), Elizabeth and Dorcas Smith, John Smith, Dorcas Worldly [probably "Worsley"], James Avery, Gilbert Macknary, Kezia Hadley, Elizabeth (daughter of Uriah Collins), Foster Jervis, Lydia Cathright, James Avery. Executors: John Smith and Foster Jervis. Witnesses: Uriah Collins, William Silvester, William Giddens. Clerk of the Court: William Barrow.  source: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/genpcncfir/message/5340

1741 - Will of Thomas Norcom of Perquimmans County mentions Mary Norcom, daughter of John Worley (Worsley).

1741 - Col. John Worley (Worsley) inventory. Tyrrel County. Attested in Edenton by Thos. Lurrey on May 28 before Abra. Blackall. Early Records of NC.

1741 - Colonial Army - Richard Worsley, Private in "Colonel Gooch's American Regiment," (which existed between 12/29/1739 and 12/25/1742 with NC sending four companies) was one of "forty officers and private men to be victualized as this ship's company by order of Vice Admiral Vernon's order of Dec.16, 1740/1741, Jan 1741/1742." Name of ship was "H. M. S. Strafford." Colonial Soldiers of the South 1732-1774

1741 - Patent - Edgecombe - Nicholas Worley - Crown to Joseph Syms, 200 acres in Edgecombe Co. near Elk Marsh, joining Nicholas Worley and (a point) near Lodwick Alford.

1741 - Sale, on July 20, of part of the estate of Col John Worley (Worsley) dec'd. Buyers included Joshua Worley and four others. Early Records of NC.

1741 - Sale on Aug. 18 of part of the estate of Col John Worley (Worsley) dec'd. Buyers were Joshua Worley, who bought 225 acres, and Thomas Leary who bought 3 slaves, two of whom were the "Moll," and "Boston" mentioned in John's will. Other buyers: Elizabeth Leary and Joshua Turner. Early Records of NC.

1741 - Sept. 13 sale of part of the estate of Col John Worley (Worsley) dec'd. Buyers were Joshua Worley and Thomas Leary.

1742 - Blounts' Case against Worley. Aug. 13. Order to the Sheriff of Tyrrel Co to summon Thomas Leary & Joshua Worley planters of Tyrrel Co as excrs of John Worley (Worsley) Sr dec'd to appear in General Court at Edenton to answer Thomas Blount & Joseph Blount merchants in a plea for 100 pds. Early Records of NC.

1742 - Blounts' Case against Worley. Oct. General Court 1742. Thomas Leary & Joshua Worley were attached to answer the Blounts. The Blounts complained that John Worley (Worsley) did on Aug. 4, 1739 at Tyrrel Co. become indebted to them in the sum of 43 pds., 17 shillings, & 12 shillings & 6 pence in "Light pay," to wit, in deer skins at 5 shillings & 6 pence a pound weight. Early Records of NC

1743 - Blounts' Case against Worley. Feb. 5, 1743. Order to Will Barrot clerk of Tyrrel Co. Thomas & Joseph Blount plaintiffs had brought suit against Thomas excr of John Worley (Worsley) dec'd defendant. Order was for Barrot to appear and bring all accounts, inventories, & other papers filed in his office by Thomas Leary as excr of said John Worley (Worsley).

1743 - Blounts' Case against Worley. Mar. 1, 1743. Order to the Sheriff of Tyrrell Co to summon Thomas Bateman to appear to testify in the case.

1743 - Taxpayer - Joshua Worley - Tyrrel County 5w 13b slaves

1743 - Court - Edenton - Joshua Worley - was admitted at a council to have rights to land with 5 whites and 13 blacks. 3/22/1743.

1743 - Deed - Bath - Joshua Worley - received a grant for 150 acres in Tyrrell. 3/8/1743.

1743 - Patent - Beaufort - John Worsley - Crown to John Worsley, 150 acres in Craven on the north side of Malls Swamp about half a mile below the mouth of a Great Branch. Crown to Thomas Bonner, 400 acres in Beaufort Co. on the Fork of Broad Creek Beaver Dam, joining the Gum Branch and John Worsley.

1743 - Patent - Beaufort - John Worsley, Jr. - Crown to William Martin, 100 acres in Beaufort Co. on the North side of Pamplico River in the fork of broad creek Beaverdam, joining John Worsley, Jr. and the swamp.

1743 - Patent - Tyrrell - Joshua Worley - Crown to Joshua Worley, 150 acres in Tyrrell Co. joining Welches creek and the pocosin.

1743 - Patent - Beaufort - Thomas Worsley - Crown to Thomas Bonner, 400 acres in Beaufort Co. on North side of Pantico river, joining Thomas Worsley, the Beaver dam, and the branch.

1743 - Tax - Tyrrell - Joshua Worley - Taxpayer - 5w 13b slaves.

1744 - Deed - Beaufort - John Worsley, Jr. - was granted 200 acres at a council held at Newbern

1744 Will of John Martin Franks on Nov. 3 of Craven County mentions daughter Mary Worsley and grandchildren (John Worsley's children). from Early Records of NC

1744 - Deed - Beaufort - John Worsley, Jr. - a council in New Bern granted 200 acres in Beaufort to him.

1745 - Court - New Bern - _________ Worseley - It was ordered by the Coucil that a surveyor return a survey of Worseley and Brickles land. 4/5/1745.

1745 - Deed - Beaufort - John Worsley, Jr. - was granted 350 acres

1745 - Edgecombe Court Minutes - John Golding senr. overseer in the room of Nicholas Worley in May.

1745 - Edgecombe Court Minutes - Nicholas Worley on grand jury in November.

1745 - Deed - Beaufort - John Worsley, Jr. - a council in New Bern granted 350 acres in Beaufort to him.

1745 - Survey - Bath - John Worsley - a council at Bath ordered a resurvey of John Worsley's land to distinguish the surplus land belonging to Worsley, Brickle, Duncan, and Barrow.

1746 - Deed - Beaufort - John Worsley - at a council at Newton, received a grant for 400 acres in Beaufort.

1746 - Patent - Beaufort - John Worsley - Crown to John Worsley, 400 acres in Beaufort Co. on East side of Bath Town Creek, joining Thomas Boyd, the Savanna, Calling Woodward, the branch of Bridge Creek, said Town Creek, and the Mill Dam at the head of the creek.

1747 - Deed - Beaufort - John and wife Mary Worsley - to Edward Howcott, Aug. 28, for 50 pounds "lawful money of Great Britain," 100 acres on Bath Town Creek.   The land was part of that aquired by patent in 1714 by Thomas Worsley, John's father and conveyed to John by deed in 1730. (The full text for this abstract follows)

John Worsley to Edward Howcott - 1747 - Beaufort Co., NC - Deeds

Submitted for use in the USGenWeb Project Archives by Lorene Rambo
hocott@aol.com

Deeds of Beaufort County, North Crolina
Book 3, p. 35

John Worsley to Edward Howcott

This Indenture made the 28th day of August anno Dom. 1747 between John 
Worsley of Beaufort County in the province of North Carolina of the one part 
and Mary his wife in consideration of fifty pounds lawful money of Great 
Britain, to the said John by said Edward Howcott inhand paid, have granted, 
bargained, and sold, aliened and confirmed unto said Edward Howcott and his 
heirs one hundred acres of land be the same more or less, butted and bounded 
as herein mentioned.  Viz. on the Southward, on the land called the glube, 
to the westward on Bath Town Creek, running to a gut with the dwelling house 
of said John Worsley, so along said gut to the head thereof and from thence
continued by a line of marked trees to the back line, ending at a lightwood 
post. Situated, lying and being in Beaufort County aforesaid, being part of a
tract of land containing 320 acres granted by patent bearing date 3rd day of
Mrch anno Dom. 1714 to Thomas Worsley, father of said John Worsley, who by 
deed pole bearing date the 11th of December ano Dom. 1730 gave granted and
conveyed the same to his son John Worsley his heirs and assigns, as by the
aforesaid patent, and deed more fully and at large appear, and the ______ 
and other buildings and improvements thereon built and made, and the lands, 
woods, waters easements and advantages whatsoever to the said tract of parcel,
now or any time heretofore belongin or appertaining, and also all right title
claim of him aforesaid John Worsley and Mary his wife of in and to the same.

 To have and to hold said tract or parcel of land, with the premises and
appurtenances unto said Edward Howcot his heirs and assigns forever and the
said John Worsley and Mary his wife their heirs the aforesaid tract of land
with the appurtenances to the said Edward Howcout his heirs and assigns
against them and said John Worsley and Mary his wife and their heirs and all
other persons Shall and will warrant forever defend by these presents.

 In Witness whereof the parties above named have hereunto put their hands
and seals
Signed:  John Worsley and Mary Worsley (her mark)

Sealed and delivered in presence of Michael Coutaneh, Richard Bassett

Received the 28th day of August 1747 of Edward Howcott the vendee fifty
pounds lawful money of great Brittain, being the consideration mentioned in 
the forgoing deed, by me.
Signed:  John Worsley

Beaufort County Div. Court, 1749
Present his Majesties Justices.  John Worsley Junior acknowledgee this deed
and the execution thereof by Mary his wife was proved by Michael Coutaneh,
ordered to be registered.

Test. John Forbes, C.C.
         R. Boyd, _.R.

1749 - Marriage - Chowan - Esther Worley to Henry Bonner on May 13. North and South Carolina Marriage Records

1749 - Marriage - Chowan - Sarah Worley to John Luten on May 13. North and South Carolina Marriage Records

1749-1764 - Georgia Militia - An 885-name "Composite list of Oglethorpe's Soldiers and Settlers" includes William Worsey [Worsley?] as being in the "Independent Company, 1749-1764" and the "Highland Independent Company, Darien." Colonial Soldiers of the South 1732-1774

1750 - Deed - Edgecombe - Nicholas Worley - sold to Alexander McCulloch 100 acres on east side of Elk Marsh joining the marsh, a grant to Barnaby McKinnie in 1735.

1750 - Secretary of State Will of John Worsley of Beaufort County, Aug. 1750, probated on 11/17/1750, mentions son Stephen, "land where I now live as far as the Wolf Pit." Son John, "land I bought from William Oglesby joining Deep Branch, negro fellow Sesor." Son Abraham, "land between Wolf Pit Branch and Deep Branch." Son Thomas, "negro fellow Quoco." Daughter Dorcas Worsley, "bed & furniture, negro girl Arrebel." Wife Margaret, "negro wench Susanah. My wife to maintain the children until they are age 16." Other legacies. Executors: wife and son Stephen Worsley. Witnesses: John Barrow, Samuel Barrow, Lydia Odeon. Probate indicates that Margett [Margaret] Worsley was an executor. Early Records of NC. Recorded copy is in Craven County Deed Book 5, page 130. Original in the Secretary of State loose wills in the State Archives, Raleigh. North Carolina Wills: A Testator Index, 1665-1900

1750 - Estate Inventory - John Worsley, Jr. deceased, his estate inventory taken by Mary Worsley, Sept. 8, 1750, included were 3 negro fellows, 1 woman, 2 boys, 1 girl (not named). Signed by Mary Worsley, administratrix. Early Records of NC 497-(26).

1750's - County Militia- Edgecombe - John Worley (Worsley) - soldier in Capt. William West's Co. of Edgecombe Militia. Colonial Soldiers of the South 1732-1774

1750's - County Militia - Edgecombe - Nicholas Worley was a corporal and Thomas Worley was a soldier in Nathaniel Bradford's 124-man Company of the Edgecombe Militia. Colonial Soldiers of the South 1732-1774

1751 - Granville District -Warrant dated April 25. Lord Granville to Howard Worley to Messrs Churton and Weldon to survey 400 acres in Granville County on the South side of Tar River on the south side of a branch called Buffilo, joining Francis Maberry. The Granville District of NC Abstracts of Miscellaneous Land Office Records by Margaret M. Hofmann

1751 - Patent - Beaufort - John Worsley - Crown to James Ellison, 127 acres in Beaufort Co. on Bath Town creek joining John Worsley, a pond, Barrow's line, Caulingwood Waurel, the Savanna, and (a point) near Woolfpit Branch.

1752 - Deed - Edgecombe - John Worley (Worsley) of Edgecombe bought from William Taunt of Edgecombe 200 acres at Hasell Nutt adjoining John Worley (Worsley)and Hazel Nutt Branch

1753 - Marriage - Chowan - Esther Worley to Henry Bonner on Nov. 5

1753 - Granville District - Land Grant - #2784 Patent Book 14, pg. 90 Lord Granville to Howard Worley April 27: 300 acres in Granville County on both sides of Buffilow Creek, joining Frans Mabry. Original Record. The Granville District of NC Abstracts of Land Grants by Margaret M. Hofmann

1753 - Granville District -Warrant dated May 1. Lord Granville to John Worley to John Haywood to survey 300 acres in Edgecombe County, joining Worley's Corner, William Parker, and Land where John Cheves lives. Back of document reads "Grant 22 July, 1760". The Granville District of NC Abstracts of Miscellaneous Land Office Records by Margaret M. Hofmann

1753 - Granville District - Plat dated Oct. 6. Lord Granville to John Worley 341 acres in Edgecombe County, joining William Parker, John Cheaves, Thomas Manthose, John Broom, and Worleys Corner. The Granville District of NC Abstracts of Miscellaneous Land Office Records by Margaret M. Hofmann

1753 - Patent - Edgecombe - __?__ Worley - Lord Granville to William Fletcher, 590 acres in Edgecombe County on the south side of Quankey Creek, joining John Hubbard, the round pond, Worley's line, Myrick's line, Eelbeck's line, and the said creek. witnessed by John Haywood and Sherwood Haywood.

1754 - County Militia - Granville - Howard Worley was one of three sergeants in Capt. Osborn Jeffrey's 83-man Company on the muster roll of Eaton's regiment of the Granville Co. Militia, and Thomas Worley, private in Capt. Richard Coleman's 94-man Company of the same regiment on Oct. 8 . Colonial Soldiers of the South 1732-1774

1754 - County Militia - Craven - On Dec. 10 John Worley (Worsley) was a private in Capt. John Isler's 73-man Companyof the Craven County Militia. Colonial Soldiers of the South 1732-1774

1754 - Secretary of State Will - Tyrrell - Lovick Worley - Jan 24, 1754. Negro girls Moll and Bess not to be divided until my daughter Ann Gray Worley is age 21 or marries.Wife Ann Worley 1/2 my personal estate, use of my lands during her lifetime. Daughter Ann Gray Worley 1/2 my personal estate with reversion to my brother John Worley (Worsley) and the remainder then to my brother-in-law William Gray and my sisters-in-law Lucretia Gray, Amelia Gray and Louisa Gray. Also to my daughter all my lands with reversion to my brother John Worley (Worsley). Early Records of NC. Recorded copy in Secretary of State records shelf number 879 page 79 in the State Archives, Raleigh

1754 - Military - Craven - On Dec.10 John Worsley was in a list of the "Gentlemen Solgers" in the district on the north side of the Trent River from Higgin's bridge to the head of said river by Capt Lewis Bryan of the Craven County Militia.

1755 - Deed - Edgecombe - Nicholas Worley - Witnessed purchase of land by Thomas Worley

1755 - Deed - Edgecombe - Nicholas Worley - , Edgecombe planter, sold to Alexander McCulloch, Edgecombe gentleman, 525 acres on north side of Elk Marsh

1755 - Deed - Edgecombe - Thomas Worley - , Edgecombe planter, bought from Robert Jones, Edgecombe planter, 100 acres adjoining John Cooley and the main road, part of a grant to said Jones in 1753. Wit. by John Houseman, Nicholas Worley

1755 - Tax - Tyrrell - Joshua Worley - Taxpayer

1755 - Tax - Beaufort - Stephen Worsley - Taxpayer

1755 - Tax - Beaufort - Thomas Worsley - Taxpayer

1756 - Deed in Jones Co. mentions "land my father bought of Martin Worsley".

1756 - Deed - Jones Co. - Martin Worsley - to Martin Franck

1756 - Georgia Militia - Private William Worsey [Worsley?] was listed as "Stationed in the Cherokees" in the "Muster Roll of Captain Thomas Goldsmith's Company of Independent Foot, on duty in South Carolina and Geogia, Aug. 25 1756 to Oct. 24, 1756." Colonial Soldiers of the South 1732-1774

1757 - Tax - Bertie - Daniel Worley - Taxpayer

1758 - Deed - Sept. 1758 Elias Hodges of Bertie deed from John Worsley 390 acres of land at Bear Creek for 20 lbs. Witnesses: Edward Salter, Thomas Worsley, Nathan Godly. (This land was cut off into Pitt County in 1760). Some Colonial and Revolutionary Families of NC Vol. II.

1758 - Granville District - Land Grant - #1201 Lord Granville to Francis Drake. Plat dated Sept. 1: 237 acres in Edgecombe County on the South side of Rocky Swamp, joining Joseph Burt, William Wiggins, John Worley, Drakes corner on a branch. The Granville District of NC Abstracts of Miscellaneous Land Office Records by Margaret M. Hofmann

1758 - Birth - Edgecombe - Mary Worsley - died 1820. Married Robert Cherry, born 1749.

1758 - Military - New Bern - Martin Worsley was a Private in Capt. Peter Rutgers' 43-man Troop of Horse on April 15. Colonial Soldiers of the South 1732-1774

1759 - Craven County, NC - John Worsley - Witnessed will of Ann Bryan.

1759 - Granville District - Land Grant - #2446 Patent Book 12, pg. 96 Lord Granville to Joshua Worley July 27: 61 acres in Tyrrell County in the Parish of Saint Andrew on Mill Swamp known by the name of Downings Cowpen, joint the Desert. Original Record. The Granville District of NC Abstracts of Land Grants by Margaret M. Hofmann

1760 - Granville District -Entry dated January 23. Lord Granville to William Parker Jr. 640 acres in Halifax County on the Hazel Nut Branch, joining William Parker, John Worley, and John Cleaves's Corner next the Mountain. The Granville District of NC Abstracts of Miscellaneous Land Office Records by Margaret M. Hofmann

1760 - Granville District - Land Grant - #2937 Patent Book 14, pg. 158 Lord Granville to William Parker March 13: 640 acres in Halifax County in the Parish of Edgecombe on both sides of the South prong of Smith branch, joining Charles Haronton, Tants line, John Worley, Cleaves line, and Parkers corner. Original Record. The Granville District of NC Abstracts of Land Grants by Margaret M. Hofmann

1760 - Granville District - #4186 Warrant dated March 14. Lord Granville to Henry Killen to Capt Jos Jno Williams to survey 700 acres in Halifax County, joining William Smith, Thomas Worsley, and the North Side of Coneta Pocoson. Back of document reads "590 acres executed Sept. 12, 1760 granted Aug. 4 1761. The Granville District of NC Abstracts of Miscellaneous Land Office Records by Margaret M. Hofmann

1760 - Granville District - Land Grant - #2993 Patent Book 14, pg. 137 Lord Granville to John Hopkins July 4: 237 acres in Halifax County in the Parish of Edgecombe on the South side of Rocky Swamp, joining Joseph Burt, William Wiggins, John Worley, Drakes Line, a Branch, and the said swamp. Plat reads "...land surveyed for Francis Drake." Original Record. The Granville District of NC Abstracts of Land Grants by Margaret M. Hofmann

1760 - Granville District - Land Grant - #3042 Patent Book 14, pg. 174 Lord Granville to John Worley July 22: 341 acres in Halifax County in the Parish of Edgecombe joining William Parker, John Cleaves, Thomas Marthos, John Broom, and the said Worley. Plat reads "...land in Edgecombe County"; grant reads "...in Edgecombe County and in the Parish of Edgecombe" (and) "John Worley of Edgecombe County"; patent book entry reads "Halifax County."Original Record. The Granville District of NC Abstracts of Land Grants by Margaret M. Hofmann

1760 - Secretary of State Will - Craven County - John Worsley, who had apparently never married, made his will on Oct. 17, 1760 - heirs: Half brother Lewis Bryan "640 acres on Vine Swamp, being the 2 plantations I bought from John Bryan and William Killam; should he die before age 21, then to my half-brother Half brother Thomas Bryan "negro man Sam." Half brother William Bryan - horse. Half brothers Nathan and Isaac Bryan "negro girl Nann when Lewis is age 21." William, Hardy, and Nathan Bryan; half sister Mary Bryan; mother and executrix Sarah Bryan (who was actually Sarah Bonner Worsley Bryan, Thomas Worsley's widow and daughter of Sheriff Thomas Bonner of Washington, who had married second husband Hardy Bryan.).

After 1760 - Barbara Gatlin (born Worsley) was born in After 1760, at birth place, North Carolina, to John Worsley II. John was born After 1735, in Beaufort Co., NC. Barbara had 3 siblings: Benjamin Worsley and 2 other siblings [one of whom would be Pitman, since Pitman's father was John]. Barbara married Levi Gatlin in Before 1790, at age 30 at marriage place, North Carolina. Levi was born Before 1760, in Craven Co. NC. They had 2 children: Dorcas Gatlin and one other child. Barbara passed away in After 1832, at age 72 at death place, Georgia. Found here on 6/18/2015: http://www.myheritage.com/names/barbara_worsley

1761 - Deed - Martin Worsley witnessed a deed in Craven.

1761 - Deed - Beaufort - 9 Mar 1761 | Granville bk.11 pg.64 => Edward Salter | 700 acres in Beaufort County on Bear Swamp, joining Thomas Worsley Jr, the sd. swamp, and Salters former survey near the Indian fork | SCC: Nathan Davis, Theophelus Crafton | Wits: Edwd Folsom, Alex Stewart | BF-290. source: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/genpcncfir/message/8643

1761 - Birth - Sarah Worsley, daughter of John and Elizabeth Worsley, on 11 Mar 1761

1761 - Tax List for Pitt County shows Thomas Worsley, Township unknown.

1761 - Granville District -#4225 Warrant dated June 1. Lord Granville to John Worley to Jos Jno Williams to survey 700 acres in Halivax County, joining Abram Brinkley, John Cleaves, Jno Worldly (Worley/Worsley), Thos Mathews, Mathews own line, and both sides of Conway Creek. The Granville District of NC Abstracts of Miscellaneous Land Office Records by Margaret M. Hofmann

1761 - Granville District - #6963 Entry dated June 25 Lord Granville to John Worsley 700 acres in Pitt County, joining Gufford's line, Osborns line, and Worsley's line near the Sandy Ridge that leads to the Juniper Pocoson. signed by Jno Holland for John Worsley. The Granville District of NC Abstracts of Miscellaneous Land Office Records by Margaret M. Hofmann

1761 - Granville District - Land Grant - #4343 Patent Book 6, pg. 89 Lord Granville to William Osburn: 675 acres in Pitt County joining John Worsley, the Juniper Pocoson, both sides of the Juniper Swamp, Andrew Gufford, Ephraim Jones, and the said William Osburn. Original Record. The Granville District of NC Abstracts of Land Grants by Margaret M. Hofmann

1762 - Pitt - Feb 1762 Pitt County. Adm. estate of: Thomas Worsley by: Edwd. Salter. source http://groups.yahoo.com/group/genpcncfir/message/8643

1762 - Secretary of State Returns of Probates of Wills and Administrations Granted. "Consolidated list of letters testamentary and administrative granted in counties throught the province forwarded to the Secretary for purposes of collectig fees due him." One item in the Beaufort County portion of the list was as follows, Intestate: William Alligood, Administration: Martha Alligood, Securities: Jonathan Perkins & William Worsley. Early Records of NC.

1762 - Granville District - Land Grant - #2986 Patent Book 14, pg. 155 Lord Granville to Howard Worley Jan. 10: 467 acres in Halifax County on both sides of Connaway Creek, joining a Branch, Abraham Brinkley, John Worley, Thomas Mathis, Brooms Line, and James Mathis. Original Record. The Granville District of NC Abstracts of Land Grants by Margaret M. Hofmann

1762 - Patent - Duplin - Nicholas Worlder - Crown to John Messer, 200 acres in Duplin Co. on East side of the N. E. of Cape Fear, joining (a point) near Nicholas Worldler, his own line, and the Swamp.

1762 - Deed - Joseph Wall to Thomas Daniel 5 Acres for 1 shilling. Formaer owners: John Worsley, Thos. Worsley Jr., Thomas Worsley. Book C-66

1762 - Patent - Pitt - Thomas Worsley - Crown to Thomas Daniel, 100 acres in Pitt Co. on the South side of Pamplico river in the fork of Bear Creek on the east side of the west prong of said creek, joining Thomas Worsley, James Wall, and the said prong. Crown to Nathan Godley, 300 acres in Pitt Co. on the East side of Bear Creek, joining Thomas Worsley, Reading Blount, the head and side of White Oak Branck, Bay pocosin, and both sides of Main run of said Creek.

1762 - Tax - Pitt - John Worsley - Taxpayer, 1 white.

1762 - Tax - Pitt - Joseph Worsley - Taxpayer, 2 whites and 5 slaves.

1762 - Will - Bertie - Nov. 10, 1762 of Lucretia/Lucrecia Worsley mentions mother Ann Gray, sisters Louisa and Amelia Gray, cousins Janett, John, and Ann McKenzie. mother Ann Gray, Exx. Test, John Hill (Note: Frequently in early wills nephews were called "cousins" as above). Some Colonial and Revolutionary Families of NC, Vol II. (Recorded copy is in Bertie Will Book A, page 76, original will or a copy is in the NC State Archives, Raleigh. North Carolina Wills: A Testator Index, 1665-1900)

1763 - Estate - Bertie - Lucretia Worsley's inventory taken by Ann Gray, mother and executrix of the Lucretia's will.

1763 - Granville District -Entry dated April 3. Lord Granville to Thomas Staiten of Halifax County 700 acres in Halifax County on Coneto Pocoson, joining Staiten's own line and Thomas Worsley(shown here as "Worthley"). The Granville District of NC Abstracts of Miscellaneous Land Office Records by Margaret M. Hofmann

1763 - Estate - Bertie County - In Jan. Daniel Worley was a buyer of Cornelius Campbell's estate sold by Sheriff Humphrey Nichols.

1763 - Patent - Duplin - Nicholas Worldley - Crown to William Bland, 50 acres in Duplin on East side of N. E. River about 4 miles above Saracta Bridge Branch, joining Nicholas Worldley.

1763 - Tax - Pitt - John Worsley - Taxpayer, 1 white.

1764 - Patent - Pitt - Thomas Worsley - Crown to Thomas Daniel, 250 acres in Pitt on north side of the Maple Branch that makes out of Chocowinity Swamp, joining Thomas Worsley.

1764 - Deed - Pitt - On Aug. 31 Joseph and Sarah Bryan to William Lanier 50 Acres @ 5 pds. Wit. Joseph Worsley. Book C-160

1764 - Court - Wilmington - James Buxall was subpoenaed to appear before the Governor in Wilmington to give evidence in the case between Thomas Woodley (Worsley?) and others.

1764 - Tax - Pitt - John Worsley - Taxpayer

1764 - Tax - Pitt - Joseph Worsley - Taxpayer

1764 - Tax - Beaufort - Stephen Worsley - Taxpayer

1764 - Tax - Beaufort - Thomas Worsley - Taxpayer

1764 - Tax - Beaufort - William Worsley - Taxpayer

1765 - Deed - Pitt - On April 1 John Worsley - to David Daviss, cordwinder, 120 acres @ 60 pds. patent in Edgecombe formerly owned by David Smith [or John Holland]. Book C-268

1765 - Birth - Pitman Worsley

1765 - Patent - Craven - Martin Worsley - Crown to Michael Kooner, 83 acres in Craven on the north side of Trent River, joining Martin Worsley, the Mouth and side of Chinkapin Creek and the couses of said river.

1766 - Patent - Duplin - Thomas Worldly - Crown to Thomas Worldly, 400 acres in Duplin on east side of N. E. in the Swamp about a mile above Saracta, joining the river fork, Mr. McCulloch, John Mercer, Nicholas Worldly, the mouth of the lower run of Goshen on the river and the river side.

1767 - Patent - Craven - Joseph Worley - Crown to Joseph Bryan, 400 acres in Craven on Maids run on the north side of Swifts Creek, joining Bryan's own line, Joseph Worley, Jacob Miller, & David Roaches supposed line.

1767 - Bertie County - Promissory note witnessed by Daniel Worley. New Bern District North Carolina Loose Estates Papers 1775-1810.

1768 - Deed - Pitt - On July 25 to Richard Grist of Beaufort 250 Acres @ 20 pds. Adjoining Thomas Worsley. Book D-24

1768 - Deed - Pitt - On Nov. 10 Thomas Daniel to Benj. Burney 100 Acres @ 200 pds. Former owner John Worsley (Patent 1723). Book D-43

1769 - Marriage - Tyrrell County - Elizabeth Worley to Richard Collins on Nov. 17. North and South Carolina Marriage Records

1769 - Tax - Bertie - Daniel Worley - Taxpayer

1769 - Tax - Craven - Joseph Worsley - Taxpayer - slaves: 3 male, 1 female.

1769 - Tax - Craven - Martin Worsley - Taxpayer

1769 - Craven - Will of John Martin Franck mentions his daughter, Mary Worsley. It gives her "640 Acors of land upon Wine Creek" called James Marchels plantation. Also mentions his grandchildren, identified as "John Worsley's children." Mary Franck married John Worsley. John and Mary were the parents of John (md. Elizabeth) and the grandparents of Pitman Worsley (Sr.).

1770 - Bath County, NC - Thomas Worsley, son of Thomas and Sarah, died.

1770 - Deed - Pitt - Thomas Worsley - owned land joining John Simpson & Robert Salter, who here received a patent from the crown for 640 acres in Pitt on Chocowinity Pocoson joining a point below John Grice, Chocowinity Bay, both sides of the pocoson, and Worsley.

1770 - Deed - Tyrell Co. - On Nov. 12 Thomas Worsley, Tyrell Co. planter, to David Smith, Tyrell Co. planter 200 acres joining Geat Branch.

1771 - Military - New Bern Militia - John Worsley was among the prison guards and was paid 8 shillings.

1771 - Court - New Bern - Stephen Worsley - was on grand jury of a special court at New Bern.

1771 - Deed - Pitt - John Worsley - from John Thompson, 120 acres, 80 pds. wit.:Wm Mclellan. Feb. 6. Book E-88.

1771 - Disbursements - On April 25 Governor Tryon received a list of disbursements made on account of the public. Among them was one for 10 pounds to Martin Worsley for fixing hoops to the wagon.

1771 - Craven County Militia - New Bern - John Worsley was a Private in Capt. Thomas Sitgreave's Militia listed on that Pay Roll on Jan. 28. Colonial Soldiers of the South 1732-1774

1771 - Tax - Bute - Thomas Worley - Taxpayer

1771 - Tax - Thomas Worley - FWV (Franklin/Warren/Vance county area)

1772 - Summons to Chowan Co. to Richard Collins admr of Joshua Worley dec'd to answer in Edenton District Court Henry Downing for debt.
The undated division of the estate of Joshua Worley follows.
Lewis Worley received: Pompey, Hamlin, Sookey, Daff.
James Slade received: Primus, Daphne, Isaac, Jerry.
James Long received: Jacob, Huton, Little Febe, Thomas.
Easter [Esther?] Worley (Worsley) received: Tom, Young Lott, Isshbue, Cloe.
William Worley received: London, Symboy, Sarah, Pompey Sr.
Joshua Worley received: Abigale, March, Freeman, Diana, Old Primus.
Richard Collins received: Patience & Clara, Pegg & Lettice, George, G...?, Scipeo, Fanny.
New Bern District North Carolina Loose Estates Papers 1775-1810
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1772 - Deed - Beaufort - Thomas Worsley - Taxpayer(Franklin, Warren, Vance) patent from the crown for 79 acres on the main road from Bath to Pitt Courthouse, joining William Abbitt, Ventures line, Thomas Boyd, and Worsley.

1772 - Deed - Edgecombe - Thomas Worsley - owned land adjoining Abraham Hodge, planter(who here bought from Charles Manning, planter, 190 acres in Conetoe on the north side of the Cypress Pocosin), wit. by Joseph Hall, William Hall, John White.

1772 - Deed - Pitt - Thomas Worsley - to Shadrach Allen, guardian for Mary Allen, 320 acres. former owners John Hackburn, Joseph Worsley(Pat 1772)

1772 - Patent - Pitt - Joseph Worsley - Crown to Joseph Worsley and John Hackburn, 640 acres in Pitt on both sides of the main road from Swifts Creek bridge to Salters, joining the little fork of Permeter.

1772 - Patent - Beaufort - Martin Worsley - Crown to John Shivers, 200 acres in Beaufort joining Martin Worsley, deep run, and Juniper Swamp.

1772 - Patent - Beaufort - Thomas Worsley - owned land joining Jeremiah Ventures who here received a patent for 23 acres in Beaufort Co. on the main road from Bath to Pitt Court House.

1773 - Estate sale in New Bern, Craven County, on Feb. 11, 1773 for estate of William Wilton. Martin Worsley was among over 70 buyers. Early Records of NC.

1773 - Deed - Halifax - On May 26 in Duplin County Ann Worley, wife of Nicholas Worley. (Deed was examined by order of Halifax County).

1773 - Boundary - Chowan/Perquim. - Joseph Worley - Chowan County petitioners for a county line with Perquimanns County included Joseph Worley.

1773 - Boundary - Perquimanns - William Wordley - The House of Assembly in New Bern was considering a petition by inhabitants of Chowan for a boundary line between Chowan and Perquimanns Counties. Mentioned was land in Perquimanns adjoining Bear Swamp, beginning at a pine in a meadow at William Wordley's corner tree.

1773 - Deed - Pitt - On November 1 Benj. Barney of Beaufort to Nathan Godley 100 acres @ 250 pounds. Former owners: Thomas Worsley (Pat. 1723) and Thomas Daniel. Book E-265

1773 - Estate sale in Beaufort County on Nov. 9, 1773 for estate of James Calef. Joseph Worsley was among over 70 buyers. Early Records of NC.

1774 - Inventory of Charles Rhoads taken Jan. 20. Included was a plantation in Tyrrell County, joining Roanoke River, Francis Lee dec'd, and Thomas Worsley.

1775 - Military - Pitt County - John Worsley - The Safety Committee at Martinborough (Greenville), Pitt County had been formed to oppose "the several Illegale acts of the British Parliament". This committee appointed John Worsley and others as patrolers to search and apprehend escaped slaves. He was to act in Captain Daniel's Company.

1775 - Patent - Craven - Joseph Worsley - Crown to Joel King, 640 acres in Craven on both sides of Mauls Swamp of Swifts Creek, joining Joseph Worsley, John Williams, Jos. Bryan, Juniper Neck, & Juniper neck pocosin.

1775 - Deed - Pitt - on Oct 24 Joseph Wall to Nathan Godley 100 Acres @ 32 pds. Former owners Thomas Blount (Patent 1719) Thomas Worsley, father of Thomas Worsley. Book F-131

1775 - Tax - Pitt - John Worsley - Taxpayer

1777 - Deed - Halifax - Stephen Worsley - and wife Margaret to William Vaughn

1777 - Deed - Halifax - On Feb. 6 Steven Worsley and wife Margaret of Halifax to Wm Vaughn of same for 80 pounds proclamation money, 150 acres west side of Kehukey Swamp. Witnessed by Hannah Worsley. Margaret Worsley relinquished her right of dower.

1777 - Estate - Bertie - On Feb.12. Daniel Worley was a buyer of property of orphans of the deceased by Wm Hooten, Jr.

1777 - Deed - Halifax - On Mar. 31 Stephen Worsley and Margaret his wife to Wm Lewis 576 acres east side of Kehukey Swamp. Witnessed by Hannah Worsley.

1777 - Deed - Halifax - On Aug.9 John Worley (Worsley) of Halifax to Joseph Burt of same, 200 acres for 120 pounds proclamation money.

1777 - Military - Valley Forge - Bryant Worsley - enlisted in the army for 3 years and was an orderly at Valley Forge in Col. John Patton's Company of the 2nd North Carolina Battallion. (from the roll of 9/9/1778, White Plains)

1777 - Estate - Bertie - On Sep.20. Daniel Worley was a buyer at a sale by Wm Gray, executor of Edward Bryan's estate.

1777 - Military - 10th NC regimnt - John Woreley - a musician in Stevenson's Company of the 10th regiment of the North Carolina Line of the U. S. Army, enlisted. Two "occurrences" were listed for him: "Drumr. Major 8/6/1778 and Drum. Sept. 1778." He served 3 years.

1777 - Military - Tarborough - John Worsley - The following is from a letter from Lt. Col. Henry Irwin to Gov. Caswell: "Sir: I am told a young lad of the name of John Worsley, which was a drummer in the 5th Regiment, and had leave of absence from me, on the march from South Carolina to the Northward, for a few days to call and see his mother in New Bern, and was to have joined the Regiment, either at Tarborough, or at Halifax, in the time allowed him. - That he has got his discharge by application to The Council. . . .last December when I was at New Bern, his mother begged of me not to suffer him to list during the war, as he, with her consent had already listed for 2-1/2 years, - as then he wanted to take the additional bounty and list for the time the war continued - I admitted of her request and forbid the officers listing him again for a longer time; if he has been discharged on account of anything that related to his inlistment, there must have been fraud used, and it is a dangerous precedent to discharge soldiers when their officers are not present . . . ." written May 19, 1777.

1777 - Military - Patton's Compny - John Worsley - enlisted for 3 years as a drummer in Col. Patton's Co. in the 2nd North Carolina Battalion. (Roll of 9/9/1778 White Plains)

1777 - Beaufort - Folder: Oyer & Terminer, New Bern, Sept. 1777 Information: Appearance bond for James CONGLETON Senr., with bondsman Thomas Worsley (2000 each) to appear in court on the 18th of this month. [Charge not stated.] Date: 13 Nov 1779 (date of bond) County: Beaufort

1778 - Order to Tyrrell Co. to attach Henry Downing in favor of Richard wollins admr of Joshua Worley. New Bern District North Carolina Loose Estates Papers 1775-1810.

1778 - Deed - Edgecombe - John Worsley - owned land adjoining __?__ Smith, Charles Manning, and Miles Hodge(who here bought from Malachi Manning 123 acres on the Ferry Swamp and creek).

1778 - Land - Halifax - May 20, 1778 Montfort Elbulk enters 300 ac on S side of great Quakey Cr; between Montfort Elbuk, Phillip Calew, Richard Thompson, Benjamin McCullock Formerly Kitchen's line, Myrick, & Col. McCullock formerly Worley's; paid 8 pds. 6; warrant issued; settled Treasr. Abstracts of Land Entries Halifax 1778-1795.

1778 - Military - 10th NC regimnt - John Worsley - was a private in Child's Company of the 10th regiment for 9 months.

1778 - Military - 10th NC regimnt - Matthew Worley - was a private in Montfort's Company of the 10th N. C. Regiment. He enlisted for 9 months.

1778 - Military - 10th NC regimnt - Thomas Worsley - was a corporal in Quinn's Company of the 10th regiment for 9 months. Date of Enlistment: July 20.

1778 - Rev. War - Edgecombe - Bryan Worsley - (Revolution) Continental. 640 acres for 7 yrs. service, 365 acres for 4 yrs. service. private

1778 - Rev. War - Warrenton - John Worsley - (Revolution) private, 640 acres, 7 years service as drummer in Patton's Co. 2nd battallion

1778 - Rev. War - John Worsley - private in Child's Co. 9 months. Date of Enlistment July 20. Rec by John Marshal

1778 - Rev. War - New Bern - Joseph Worsley - Revolution

1778 - Rev. War - Hillsborough District - Thomas Worsley - (Revolution) Corporal in Quinn's Co. 9 months. Rec by Jas. Armstrong. private #1617. Voucher #305 in the Comptroller's Office.

1778 - Joseph Worsley of Pitt County suffered an "untimely death" after he "received a kick from his horse" and died three hours later. "Left a widow and many children." (NC Gazette of New Bern)

1778 - John Worsley, Drummer was among 73 names listed on Sept. 9 in the roll of Col. John Patton's Company in the 2nd Battalion, commanded by Col. Patton. [From Clark's State Records, page 515] part of data in Roster of Soldiers from North Carolina in the American Revolution, published by the Daughters of the American Revolution.

1778 - Bryant Worsley was among 73 names listed on Sept. 9 in the roll of Col. John Patton's Company in the 2nd Battalion, commanded by Col. Patton. [From Clark's State Records, page 515] part of data in Roster of Soldiers from North Carolina in the American Revolution, published by the Daughters of the American Revolution.

1779 - Order to Tyrrell Co. to attach Henry Downing in favor of Charles Johnson admr of Josa Worley. New Bern District North Carolina Loose Estates Papers 1775-1810.

1779 - Deed - Halifax - On Jan. 8 Thomas Worley owned land.

1779 - Land Entry #523 - On Jan. 27 John Worsley enters 150 acres in Pitt County on West side of Conetoe Creek; border: his own line and Edgecombe County line; includes part of Worsley's "plantation." (Abstracts of Land Entries Pitt County 1778-1797)

1779 - Deed - Pitt - On Feb. 27 Thomas Whitmill of Bertie to Walter Sessions of Tyrrel 320 Acres in Tyrrel @ 25 pds. Witness Thomas Worsley. Book H-15

1779 - Bryant Worsley, was one 42 names listed on March 12 in Capt. William's Company, L. I. This company was among others in a list titled "Return of the Soldiers of the 2nd N. C. Battalion reinlisted during the war agreeable Resolve of Congress and General orders." [From Clark's State Records, page 527 Vol. 13] part of data in Roster of Soldiers from North Carolina in the American Revolution, published by the Daughters of the American Revolution.

1779 - Deed - Jones Co. - John Worsley - Thomas Murphy owned 100 acres on north side of Trent and on Duck Branch between the lands of Missus Thomas Pollock, Benjamin Whitaker, and a survey of Robert Jones where John Worsley now lives.

1779 - Deed - Pitt - On Sept. 11 Solomon Cherry to John Worsley, Negro @ 60 pds. Witness John Hines, Mary Worsley. Book N-312

1779 - Tax - Jones Co. - John Worsley - His taxable property in Jones County: 300 acres, 3 Negroes, 3 cattle, 2 horses.

1779 - War - Warrenton - Bryant Worsley - (Revolution) in Patton's Co. and Capt. William's Co.

1780 - War - Pitt - Private Joseph Worsley - listed on the Payroll of Capt. John Hodge's Company of Pitt County Volunteers in Col. Benjamin Seawell's Regt., of the NC Militia.  Commencement of pay Aug. 10, 1780. source: http://www.rootsweb.com/~ncrevwar/seawells.htm

1780 - Military - Long Island - Bryant Worsley - His former enlistment expired and $100 in bounty was paid plus $10 to officer for each man. This was Capt. Williams' Company, Long Island.

1780 - Military - Martin County - James Worsley - was among The Volunteers in a list of volunteers and drafts raised in Martin County for "the present expedition". Accompanied by a letter from Kenneth McKenzie to Gov. Abner Nash.

1780 - War - __?__ - Martin Worsley - Revolution

1780 - War - __?__ - Simon Worsley - (Revolution) soldier

1780 - War - New Bern - Thomas Worsley - (Revolution) Sergeant 2nd N. C. regiment of Militia, Capt. Spain's Co.

1780 - War - New Bern - William Worsley - (Revolution) militia

1780 - Marriage - Sarah Worsley md. Joshua Wilkinson on 14 Dec 1780

1780 - Craven County, NC - Joseph Worsley, son of Thomas and Sarah, died.

1780 - Land Entry #810 - On April. 25 Nathan Godley enters 250 acres in Pitt County on South side of Tar River; border: his own line, John Grist, "Bey" Pocoson, and Thomas Worsley. (Abstracts of Land Entries Pitt County 1778-1797)

1781 - Land Entry #885 - On Jan. 24 Daniel Bunten enters 100 acres in Pitt County; border: his own line, John Worsley, the County line and Charles Council. (Abstracts of Land Entries Pitt County 1778-1797) (Charles Council married Eudocia (Dicy) Bass their daughter Elizabeth married Daniel Buntin/Buntyn/Bunton/Bunten/Bunting.)

1781 -Land - Halifax - Jan. 24, 1781 John Worley (Worsley) enters 100 ac. border: my own lines. Abstracts of Land Entries Halifax 1778-1795.

1781 - Land Entry #888 - On Jan. 24 John Hill enters 500 acres in Pitt County on South side of Tar River; border: Reding Blount, Benjamin Grist, Richard Grist, Joseph Worsley, and Hackburn. (Abstracts of Land Entries Pitt County 1778-1797)

1781 - Land Entry #885 - On Jan. 24 Daniel Bunten enters 100 acres in Pitt County;  border: his own line, John Worsley, the County line and Charles Council. (Abstracts of Land Entries Pitt County 1778-1797) Charles Council married Eudocia (Dicy) Bass their daughter Elizabeth married Daniel Buntin/Buntyn/Bunton/Bunten/Bunting

1781 - Militia - Beaufort County - Thomas Worsley served in the Second Division of "Affective Men in the Beaufort Regiment of Militia Made the 20th of April 1781" http://www.ncgenweb.us/beaufort/mil/bo1781.htm (visited 6/21/2015)

1781 - War - Williamsborough township (SC) - On Aug.12 Simon Worley wrote to Governor Thomas Burke that two prisoners of war held by the enemy at Wilmington are in "great want of clothes and money." He got permission to carry them some.

1781 to 1785 vol. 17 of Clark's State Records - Sergeant Thomas Worsley listed on payroll of Capt. Augustin Spain's Company of the 2nd NC Regiment of Militia, formerly commanded by Col. Benj Exum and now under the command of Col Samuel Jarvis of the first regiment.

1782 - Deed - Edgecombe - John Worsley - owned land adjoining Thomas Summerlin, Peter Mayo, __?__ Brown, and Robert Knox(who here received a 450 acre grant of land on both sides of Balahack Swamp and on the county line).

1782 - Deed - Pitt - On Jan. 10 John Worsley - to James Worsley, 112 acres, 25 pds. Book H-168

1782 - Will - Beaufort - Samuel Lucas wrote his will on April 29, 1782. Mentions daughters Roxany Rem, Abigail Worsley, Elizabeth Worsley, and Rebecca Ellegood; wife Mary, granddaughters Elizabeth Ellegood and Barthena Worsley. Some Colonial and Revolutionary Families in NC Vol. 1.

1782 - Deed - Pitt - On Oct 21 Richard Grist, grant for 150 Acres. Mentioned Thomas Worsley. Book G-127

1782 - Military - 10th NC regimnt - Leman Worsley - was a private in Bacot's Company of the 10th Regiment for 18 months

1782 - War - __?__ - Leman Worsley - (Revolution) private in Bacot's Co. Listed in Pierce's Register #91435

1782 - Craven - on Jan 17 (or Jan. 19) Thomas Worsley md. Sarah Fonveille (or Fonville), born 1762 in Craven County. Had two daughters, Elizabeth and Sarah. Elizabeth married Abner Pearce in 1803. Sarah married Benjamin Harding.

1782 - Estate - Bertie - On May 10 money from John Burn's estate paid to Wm Worley and Mrs. Worley.

1783 - Jan. 6, 1783 Peter Robertson, with Clement Crooke & Henry Norman securities, all of Tyrrell Co. gives administrator's bond to administer the setate of William Worley dec'd. New Bern District North Carolina Loose Estates Papers 1775-1810.

1783 - Joseph Worsley of New Bern District listed in Comptroller's Office Vouchers for voucher #834 for service during the Rev. War. From Roster of Soldiers from North Carolina in the American Revolution, published by the Daughters of the American Revolution

1783 - Deed - Pitt - On Oct. 13 John Worsley - grant for 78 acres. Chain bearers: James Worsley, Pilmore [probably Pitman] Worsley. Book G-383

1783 - Deed - Pitt - On Oct. 13 Daniel Buntin, grant for 70 Acres. chain bearers: James Worsley and John Taylor. Book G-367.

1783 - Deed - Pitt - John Worsley - to Samuel Cherry, 140 acres.

1783 (or after) - Bryan Worsley of Halifax District was listed in Comptroller's Records for voucher # 729, which he received for service in the Continental Army. From Roster of Soldiers from North Carolina in the American Revolution, published by the Daughters of the American Revolution.

1783 (or after) - John Worsley of Warrenton District was listed in Comptroller's Records for voucher # 1252 which he received for service in the Continental Army. From Roster of Soldiers from North Carolina in the American Revolution, published by the Daughters of the American Revolution.

1783 (or after) - William Worsley of New Bern District was listed in the Comptroller's Records for voucher # 1298, which he received for service in the Continental Army. From Roster of Soldiers from North Carolina in the American Revolution, published by the Daughters of the American Revolution.

1783 (or after) - Thomas Worsley and Joseph Worsley of New Bern District were listed in the Comptroller's Records for vouchers # 853 and 994 respectively, which they received for service in the Militia. From Roster of Soldiers from North Carolina in the American Revolution, published by the Daughters of the American Revolution.

1783 (or after) - Nicolas Worley Wilmington District were listed in the Comptroller's Records for voucher #3663, which he received for service in the Militia. From Roster of Soldiers from North Carolina in the American Revolution, published by the Daughters of the American Revolution.

1784 - On Sept. 29, 1784 Private Bryan Worsley was granted by Genl. Bryan a military land warrant, number 1310, for 640 acres. He having served 84 months as a soldier of the Continental Line. From Roster of Soldiers from North Carolina in the American Revolution, published by the Daughters of the American Revolution.

1784 - Will - Onslow Co. - Lofty Worley - along with Nicholas Worley, Wit. will of Thomas Worley.

1784 - Will - Onslow Co. - Nicholas Worley - along with Lofty Worley, Wit. will of Thomas Worley.

1784 - Will - Onslow Co. - Thomas Worley - Wit. by Lofty Worley and Nicholas Worley.

1784 - General Assembly - New Bern - On Nov. 10 General Jones presented information about Mis Worley's slave which had been executed by public authority. Miss Worley lived in Edenton. It was read and then sent to the House of Commons.

1784 - Deed - Halifax - On Mar. 2 Jos. Jno. Worley, Jr. mentioned as a landowner.

1784 - Tax list - Halifax - John Worley (Worsley) 153 acres Haselnut Branch, 1 Free poll (Dist. 12).

1784 - Tax list - Halifax - Lovick Worley 1 Free poll (Dist. 12).

1784 - Tax list - Halifax - Jos. Worley 1 Free poll (Dist. 12).

1784 - Tax list - Halifax - Robert Worley 100 acres, 1 Free poll (Dist. 15)

1785 - William Worsley of New Bern District was listed in the Comptroller's Office certificates with #1298. Roster of Soldiers from North Carolina in the American Revolution, published by the Daughters of the American Revolution

1785 - Tax list - Halifax - John Worley (Worsley) 530 acres Hazel Nutt, 2 Free polls (Dist 12).

1785 - Tax list - Halifax - Lovick Worley 1 Free poll (Dist 12).

1785 - Tax list - Halifax - Jos. Jno. Worley 1 Free poll (Dist 12).

1785 - Tax list - Halifax - Robert Worley 100 acres, 1 Free poll (Dist 15).

1785 - Deed - Pitt - In Feb. Charlotte Worsley - from Hillery Manning, 100 acres, 25 pds. adjoining John Manning. Wit.: Pitman Worsley, Daniel Buntin, James Brown. Book I-483

1785 - Deed - Pitt - on Feb. 18, John Worsley to Pitman Worsley, 135 acres @ 25 pds. Book I-484

1785 - The heirs of John Worsley, Private, were granted 640 acres for 84 months service, voucher # 1799 From Roster of Soldiers from North Carolina in the American Revolution, published by the Daughters of the American Revolution.

1785 - On July 11, 1785 Private John Worseley was granted by Capt. Johnston a military land warrant, number 1888, for 640 acres. He having served 84 months as a soldier of the Continental Line. From Roster of Soldiers from North Carolina in the American Revolution, published by the Daughters of the American Revolution.

1785 - Deed - Edgecombe - __?__ Worsley - owned land adjoining Thomas Gardner of Martin Co.(who here bought 100 acres in Edecombe from John Hase Manning of Martin Co), wit. by Isaac Gardner, Jr. and David Roberson, son of William Roberson.

1785 - Gen. Assembly - New Bern- On Nov. 22 proceedings were read of a court called in Chowan County for trial of Hercules, a former slave of Miss Worley but now deceased.

1785 - Jury duty - Folder: 1787 [2nd folder] Information: Summary of case Michael FALVEY vs. John COOPER in Beaufort Co. Court: Warrant for John COOPER, treasurer of the Jockey Club to appear and answer a charge of trespass on the case brought by Michael FLAVEY. (March term, 1783). Jury (Joseph PALMER, ? FLOYD, Accn CUTLESS, Stephn CONE, Coleman BOYD, Jacob ELIGOOD, Francis ELIGOOD, Willm WORSLEY, Thos. PILLEY, Jesse CEVANESS, Major HAWKINS, & Jesse LUCAS) found for the plaintiff, damages 6 pence, plus court costs 4.10. The plaintiff being dissatisfied with the damages assessed, appealed to New Bern District Court. (Dec term 1785) Date: March term 1785, Dec term 1785 Date of: Warrant and case heard County: Beaufort http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/craven/court/dcourt03.txt (visited 6/21/2015)

1785 - Birth - Mary Ann Wilkinson b: 4 Dec 1785, daughter of Joshua Wilkinson and Sarah Worsley Wilkinson

1786 - Land confiscation of Loyalists (Tories) - Beaufort County Feb., 5 1786. Thomas Worsley was a chain bearer in a survey of 168 acres formerly owned by a banished loyalist. Land was confiscated and sold.

1786 - "... Susanah Wersley begged Virginia's General Assembly for a divorce. She described herself as a victim of the American Revolution. Five years earlier, while the fighting raged close to her home in Hanover County, her family had sheltered a sick colonial soldier, John Wersley, who claimed to be an officer from North Carolina. During a prolonged convalescence he courted the impressionable young woman. Susanah fell in love and, against the advice of her parents and other relatives, married him the following spring. The newlyweds had lived together for just a month when her husband announced that he needed to visit his mother briefly in New Bern. Susanah eventually discovered that he was in Boston. Obviously John had deceived her into marriage and never intended to live with her again. She petitioned the legislature to pass a private bill dissolving their marriage.[1] No other venue existed where she might seek relief. The state had no divorce code, and the courts lacked jurisdiction. ..." [source http://www.ibiblio.org/uncpress/chapters/buckley_great.html]

1786 - Deed - Halifax - Robert Worley on Mar. 4 witnessed deed.

1786 - Deed - Pitt - On Jan. 30 John Worsley - from Mary Bunting, 62-1/2 acres @ 25 pds. Former owners John Holland (Pat 1760), William Smith, Benjamin Smith. Adjoining John Worsley, Daniel Bunting. Wit. John Powell, Daniel Bunting.

1786 - Military - Warrenton - #1105 Bryan Worsley received 156 lbs., 3 shillings, 0 d for army service from Nicholas Long. Settled account at Warrenton.

1786 - Military - Warrenton - #2303 John Worsley received 37, 18, 2 from John Marshall for army service.

1786 - Military - Warrenton - #3319 Thomas received 30, 5, 2 from Jason Armstrong

1786 - Court- Edgecombe - Pitman Worsley - citation issued against Judith Mayo to show why Pitman Worsley should not have admin. of estate of Reuben Mayo. (Reuben Mayo, son of Judith Williams Mayo and William Mayo died abt. 1786. Dicy Worsley, Pitman Worsley's wife, was the sister of Reuben Mayo and the daughter of William and Judith Williams Mayo.)

1786 - Will - Beaufort - John Burbage's Will, written Oct. 7, 1786. Witnesses: Thomas Worsley, Henry Smaw, Rebecca Smaw. Some Colonial and Revolutionary Families in NC Vol. 1.

1787 - Birth - Edgecombe - William Worsley, son of Pitman and Dicy on Jan. 1.

1787 - Deed - Pitt - on Mar. 4, John Worsley grants to Joshua Wilkinson [born Apr 22, 1756, died Aug 1, 1819 in Edgecombe County], "good friend and relative," Power of Attorney. Wit. John Osburn, Mornin Keel.  Book M-162. [Joshua Wilkinson married John's daughter Sarah]

1787 - Deed - Edgecombe - Pitman Worsley - witnessed William Worsley's purchase of 100 acres from Charles Council

1787 - Deed - Edgecombe - William Worsley - , of Edgecombe, bought from Charles Council of Martin Co. 100 acres adjoining Worsley. Wit. by Thomas Johnston, Pitman Worsley.

1787 - Deed - Edgecombe - __?__ Worsley - owned land adjoining Charles Council of Martin Co.(who here bought 100 acres in Edgecombe from Thomas Gardner of Martin Co.), wit. by John Council, Daniel Bunting.

1787 - Land Grant - Greene County, Tennessee - #1952. John Wolsey 100 acres joining Nathaniel Davis' lines. North Carolina Land Grants in Tennessee, 1778-1791

1787 - Petition to Annex Part of Pitt County to Edgecombe County - Nov. - Dec. 1787. Among the signers was Joshua Wilkinson, husband of Sarah Worsley Wilkinson, and many others living in the Conetoe pocosin area.

1788 - Deed - Edgecombe - Pitman Worsley - sold to William Worsley a 155 acre plantation on the former dividing line between John Worsley and Hillery Manning, adjoining Hodges, it being where he then lived. Wit. by Judith Mayo, Charrity Mayo, Eldard [probably Etheldred] Mayo.

1788 - Deed - Edgecombe - William Worsley - from Charles Counsell of Martin County, 100 acres.

1788 - Deed - Edgecombe - William Worsley - purchased 155 acre plantation from Pitman Worsley

1788 - Deed - Pitt - On Oct. 22 David Perkins, sheriff, to Cornelius Tyson 112 acres including a plantation @ 14 pds, 2 shillings. Former owner James Worsley. Book M-22. [The fact that it was deeded by sheriff means James Worsley was forced to release it due to insolvency.]

1788 - Tax - Edgecombe - James Worsley - among the list of insolvents in Capt. White's district - a poll.

1788 - Tax - Edgecombe - Pitman Worsley - among the list of insolvents in Capt. White's district - 255 acres and a poll.

1789 - Folder: 1790 (second folder) Information: Arrest warrant for Daniel BUNTIN, Solomon CHERRY, Samuel CHERRY, Charles WALDEN, and Samuel MAY based on a complaint by John WORSLEY that the accused came to his house in Pitt Co., seized him and carried him to Martin Co., where they beat, kicked, stamped, and wounded him, and kept him confined in great fear and terror for his life, until they stole from him 5 along with promisory notes for near 100. WORSLEY is in great dread that they will take his life or do him some other harm. Date: 3 Jan 1789 Date of: Event County: Pitt/Martin http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/craven/court/nbdc1790_2.txt (visited 6/21/2015)

1789 - Folder: 1790 (second folder) Information: Indictment of Thomas SUMMERLAINE, yeoman, for assault on John WORSELY. Date: 28 Feb 1789 Date of: Event County: Pitt http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/craven/court/nbdc1790_2.txt (Visited 6/21/2015)

1789 - Marriage - Bertie - Sarah Worley to Henry King on Feb 10. North and South Carolina Marriage Records

1789 - Folder: 1790 Information: Arrest warrant for Thomas JENKINS on a charge of assault of John WORSLEY Date: 15 July 1789/20 Nov 1790 Date of: Event/Warrant County: Edgecomb. http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/beaufort/deeds/p1-50.txt (visited 6/21/2015)

1789 - Warrant for Solomon Cherry to appear and answer an indictment for assault and false imprisonment on John Worsley, 20 February 1789. (Back: Not found) Date: 19 Sept. 1792. Date of Warrant. County: Pitt. Folder: 1793

1789 - Folder: 1790 Information: Summons for Joshua WILKINSON, Mary WORSLEY, Sally WILKINSON, Isaac BROWN, and Thomas HALL to appear and testify against Samuel MOY and Solo. CHERRY (?smeared) and others. Date: 20 (no month) 1789 Date of: Summons County: Pitt.  http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/beaufort/deeds/p1-50.txt (visited 6/21/2015)

1789 - Deed - Pitt - On Mar. 27 John Worsley (1783) to Samuel Cherry 140 acres@ 100 pds. Former owner John Holland (Patent 1760). Wit. John Bowers, Solomon Cherry. Book M-188

1789 - Deed - Pitt - on April 3, John Worsley grants to Joshua Wilkinson, 320 acres @ 100 pds. adjoining Pitman Worsley and Abraham Hodge. Wit. John Bowers, Benj. Wilkinson, Benj. Wilkinson Jr. Book M-160

1789 - Deed - Pitt - On April 4 Charlotta Worsley - from John Worsley, her father [also Pitman's father]. Two negroes, love and aff., and 10 shillings. Witness John Osborn, Joshua Wilkinson. Book M-150

1789 - Newspaper article - From the State Gazette of NC, Apr. 9, 1789. Contributed by Roger Kammerer.

BANISHED

The inhabitants of the counties of Edgecomb, Martin, and Pitt, where their lines intersect each other, do hereby certify, that a set of obnoxious characters have been driven out from amongst us for the baneful practice of stealing horses; cattle; hogs, &c. and for breaking open and plundering houses, kitchens, &c. Their names are as follow: From Edgecomb, Roderick LLOYD, Frederic BEEL, Abraham TENNISON, Sen. Absalom TENNISON, Abraham TENNISON, Jun. Jacob TENNISON, Wm. TYLER, Peter TYLOR, Thomas TYLOR, John STATON, and Charles STATON. -- From Pitt, John WORSLEY, James WORSLEY, Petman WORSLEY, and James WHITE. -- -- From their confession it appears that they are in league with like characters in other parts of this state, and in South Carolina and Georgia. It is hereby earnestly requested, that if any such confederacies should be ousted, that we may have notice thereof in like manner, in order to prevent inposition in future.

[Note: The above article apparently explains why Petman [Pitman] Worsley's name appears in the South Carolina census in 1790. -aw]

1789 - Deed - Pitt - On April 30 Jacob Blount to Allen Blount, son, 400 acres, 4 Negroes, tools, mare, furniture; love and aff. Adjoining Richard Moye. Former owner Abraham Giddens Witness George Falconer, Thomas Worsley book M-147

1789 - Folder: 1790 Information: Arrest warrant for Thomas JENKINS on a charge of assault of John WORSLEY Date: 15 July 1789/20 Nov 1790 Date of: Event/Warrant County: Edgecomb. http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/beaufort/deeds/p1-50.txt (visited 6/21/2015)

1789 - Folder: 1790 Information: Arrest warrant for John SMITH, Charles COUNCILL, Samuel MAY, Matthew LUTEN, Charles WALDRON, Thomas SURLMAN, Solomon CHERRY and Samuel CHERRY on a charge of assault on John Worsley Date: 20 Nov 1789 Date of: Warrant County: Pitt. http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/beaufort/deeds/p1-50.txt (visited 6/21/2015)

1789 - Folder: 1790 Information: Summons for John WORSLEY and Isaac BROWN to appear and testify against Samuel MAY, et al Date: 20 Nov 1789 Date of: Summons County: Not given . http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/beaufort/deeds/p1-50.txt (visited 6/21/2015)

1789 - Folder: 1790 Information: Right half of an arrest warrant: Luke OSBORN, ?SMITH, John COUNCILL, & Thomas JENKINS (back says John SMITH) on a charge of assault on John WORSLEY Date: Nov 1789 Date of: Warrant County: Martin. http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/beaufort/deeds/p1-50.txt (visited 6/21/2015)

1789 Arrest warrant for John SMITH, Charles COUNCILL, Samuel MAY, Matthew LUTEN, Charles WALDRON, Thomas SURLMAN, Solomon CHERRY and Samuel CHERRY on a charge of assault on John Worsley Date: 20 Nov 1789 Date of: Warrant County: Pitt

1789 Summons for John WORSLEY and Isaac BROWN to appear and testify against Samuel MAY, et al Date: 20 Nov 1789 Date of: Summons County: Not given

1789 - Folder: 1790 Information: Summons for John WORSLEY and Isaac BROWN to testify against Luke OSBORNE and others Date: 20 Nov 1789 Date of: Summons County: Pitt. http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/beaufort/deeds/p1-50.txt (visited 6/21/2015)

1789 - Folder: 1790 Information: Right half of an arrest warrant: Luke OSBORN, ?SMITH, John COUNCILL, & Thomas JENKINS (back says John SMITH) on a charge of assault on John WORSLEY Date: Nov 1789 Date of: Warrant County: Martin. http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/beaufort/deeds/p1-50.txt (visited 6/21/2015)

1789 - Folder: 1790 Information: Summons for John WORSLEY and Isaac BROWN to testify against Luke OSBORNE and others Date: 20 Nov 1789 Date of: Summons County: Pitt. http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/beaufort/deeds/p1-50.txt (visited 6/21/2015)

1789 Summons for Joshua WILKINSON, Mary WORSLEY, Sally WILKINSON, Isaac BROWN, and Thomas HALL to appear and testify against Samuel MOY and Solo. CHERRY (?smeared) and others. Date: 20 (no month) 1789 Date of: Summons County: Pitt

1789 - Deed - Edgecombe - Pitman Worsley - to William Worsley

1789 - Law - Beaufort/Hyde - John Worsley - juryman

1789 - Law - Beaufort/Hyde - Thomas Worsley - juryman

1790 - Deed - Pitt - on Mar. 29, David Perkins, sheriff, grants to Joshua Wilkinson (Power of Attorney for John Worsley) 70 acres for 20 pds.+. Former owner: Pitman Worsley. Adjoining John Worsley, father of Pitman Worsley, and Hilary Manning. Mentions Benjamin Atkinson. Wit. John Wilkinson. Book M-240

1790 - Folder: 1790 (second folder) Information: Indictment of Solomon CHERRY, William CHERRY, Charles WALDON, and Willis CHERRY of Pitt Co., yeomen; John SMITH, John COUNSEL, Frederick JONES, and John EDMONDSON, of Martin Co., yeomen; David MAY, Thomas JENKINS, Walker NIGHT, and Jesse NIGHT of Edgecombe Co., yeomen for unlawfully, violently, and riotously assembling in the county of Dobbs at the dwelling of John WORSLEY. They then entered and made an assault and without any legal warrant or authority imprisoned him for 6 hours. Date: 5 Apr 1790 Date of: Event County: Pitt/Martin/Edgecomb/Dobbs http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/craven/court/nbdc1790_2.txt (visited 6/21/2015)

1790 - Deed - Edgecombe - Deed Book 5. Theophilus Thomas, Sheriff of Edgecombe County to Joshua Wilkinson of Pitt County (Power of Attorney for John Worsley). Joshua had obtained a judgment against Pitman Worsley. Thus for 30 pounds, the sale of 70 acres joining the County line, Pitman Worsley, John Worsley, Hodges. May Court, 1790. Wilkinson was the highest bidder at a public sale. Pitman owed Wilkinson 30 pounds for "his damages."

1790 - Arrest warrant for David Mayo, Thomas Jenkins, Walter Knight, and Jesse Knight on charge of assault of John Worsley on 25 April 1790. Date 19 Sept. 1792   Date of: Warrant   County: Edgecombe. Folder: 1793

1790 - Warrant for Solomon Cherry, William Cherry, Willis Cherry, to appear and answer an indictment for an assault on John Worsley, April 25, 1790. Date: 19 September 1792   Date of: Summons. County: Pitt. Folder: 1793

1790 - Folder: 1792 (second folder) Information: Arrest warrant for Charles COUNCILL to answer charge by John Worsley for trespass. (On back: Not to be found). Date:14 May 1790 Date of: Warrant County: Martin http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/craven/court/nbdcr1792.txt (visited 6/21/2015)

1790 Arrest warrant for Samuel CHERRY on charge of assault against John WORSLEY Date: 20 May 1790 Date of: Warrant County: Pitt

1790 Arrest warrant for Solo. CHERRY, William CHERY, Charles WALDROM, and Willis CHERY on charge of Riot Assault & false imprisonment. (On back: Appearance bond for Charles WALDROM with bondsmen James MAYO and Thos.. CARSON). Date: 20 May 1790 Date of: Warrant County: Pitt

1790 Arrest warrant for Samuel CHERRY, Solomon CHERRY, Daniel BUNTING, and Samuel MAY on charge of Assault & Battery, etc. Damage 200 Date: 20 May 1790 Date of: Warrant County: Pitt. (Note: Solomon Cherry and Samuel Cherry, brothers, both married Clara Council. Daniel Buntin married Elizabeth Blount Council.)

1790 Arrest warrant for Samuel CHERRY, Solomon CHERRY, Daniel BUNTING, and Samuel MAY on charge by John WORSLEY of Trespass, Assault & Battery & Damage 200. Date: 20 May 1790 Date of: Warrant County: Pitt

1790 - Folder: 1790 Information: Oath of Matthew LUTEN that Nathan THIGPEN, late of Edgecomb, now of the state of GA, and James WORSLEY and Palmer [probably should be "Pitman"] WORSLEY late of Pitt, now resident in SC or near about the line of this state and Col. Nathan MAYO are material witnesses for him in a case against him, and that he could not procure their attendance at this term, but believes that he can proceed in the next term. Date: May term, 1790 Date of: Term of court listed on back County: Edgecomb/Pitt. http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/beaufort/deeds/p1-50.txt (visited 6/21/2015)

1790 Summons for Moses FIELD to testify against Solomon CHERRY and others Date: 20 May 1790 Date of: Summons County: Dobbs [now Lenoir and Greene counties]

1790 Appearance bond for Saml. CHERRY with bondsman William BONEES? to appear and accept judgement against him Date: 12 Oct 1790 Date of: Bond County: Not given

1790 Indictment of Solomon CHERRY, William CHERRY, Charles WALDON, and Willis CHERRY of Pitt Co., yeomen; John SMITH, John COUNSEL, Frederick JONES, and John EDMONDSON, of Martin Co., yeomen; David MAY, Thomas JENKINS, Walker NIGHT, and Jesse NIGHT of Edgecombe Co., yeomen for unlawfully, violently, and riotously assembling in the county of Dobbs [now Lenoir and Greene counties] at the dwelling of John WORSLEY. They then entered and made an assault and without any legal warrant or authority imprisoned him for 6 hours. Date: 5 Apr 1790 Date of: Event County: Pitt/Martin/Edgecomb/Dobbs

1790 Arrest warrant for Solomon CHERRY for assault on John WORSLEY Date: 20 May 1790 Date of: Warrant County: Pitt

1790 - Folder: 1790 Information: Arrest warrant for Samuel MAY on a charge of assault on John WORSLEY Date: 20 May 1790 Date of: Warrant County: Pitt. http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/beaufort/deeds/p1-50.txt (visited 6/21/2015)

1790 - Folder: 1790 Information: Arrest warrant for Charles WALDRON on a charge of assault on John WORSLEY Date: 20 May 1790 Date of: Warrant County: Pitt. http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/beaufort/deeds/p1-50.txt (visited 6/21/2015)

1790 - Folder: 1790 (second folder) Information: Arrest warrant for Thomas SURLEMAN for assault on John WORSLEY Date: 20 May 1790 Date of: Warrant County: Edgecombe http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/craven/court/nbdc1790_2.txt (visited 6/21/2015)

1790 - Folder: 1790 (second folder) Information: Arrest warrant for Samuel CHERRY on charge of assault against John WORSLEY Date: 20 May 1790 Date of: Warrant County: Pitt http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/craven/court/nbdc1790_2.txt (visited 6/21/2015)

1790 - Folder: 1790 (second folder) Information: Arrest warrant for Samuel CHERRY, Solomon CHERRY, Daniel BUNTING, and Samuel MAY on charge by John WORSLEY of Trespass, Assault & Battery & Damage 200. Date: 20 May 1790 Date of: Warrant County: Pitt http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/craven/court/nbdc1790_2.txt (visited 6/21/2015)

1790 - Folder: 1790 (second folder) Information: Arrest warrant for Solomon CHERRY for assault on John WORSLEY Date: 20 May 1790 Date of: Warrant County: Pitt http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/craven/court/nbdc1790_2.txt (visited 6/21/2015)

1790 - Folder: 1792 (second folder) Information: Arrest warrant for John COUNCILL on charge of assault of John WORSLEY on 15 Jul 1789. Date: 20 May 1790 (On back: Not to be found) Date of: Warrant County: Martin http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/craven/court/nbdcr1792.txt (visited 6/21/2015)

1790 - Folder: 1792 (second folder) Information: Arrest warrant for Charles COUNCILL on charge of assault of John WORSLEY on 28 Feb 1789 Date: 20 May 1790 Date of: Warrant County: Martin http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/craven/court/nbdcr1792.txt (visited 6/21/2015)

1790 - Census - S. C. (Northeastern part) - Pitman Worsley (Actually transcribed as "Petman Worsely") - in Georgetown Dist., Prince George's Parish. 1 male under 16 [presumably 3 year old son William], 1 male over 16, 1 female [presumably wife Dicey], 0 slaves

1790 - Deed - Edgecombe - John Worsley - owned land adjoining Hodges and a 70 acre plantation on the county line which had belonged to Pitman Worsley. owned land near Hillery Manning, Hodges, and Levy Cherry (who here bought from Joshua Wilkinson 150 acres lying in Coneto Pocosin in Pitt & Edgecombe Cos. Wit. James Thigpen, Gray Little, Benjamin Crisp. [Could this be the James Thigpen that married Lydia Mayo?]

1790 - Deed - Pitt - Cornelius Tison to Samuel Cherry on Aug. 28 112 acres @50 pds. ajoining John Worsley, Mary Bunting. Witness Charles Waldrom, Robert Grimmer. Book M-411

1790 - Deed - Pitt - John Worsley, father of Pitman Worsley, to Joshua Wilkinson by David Perkins, sheriff, land adjoining Pitman Worsley

1790 - Marriage - Halifax - Rachael Worley - to Walner Lewis. Marriage Records of Halifax County, NC 1758-1872

1790 - Gen. Assembly - Fayetteville - On Tues., Nov. 9, 1790. Received from the House of Commons. The committee of propositions and grievances to whom the petition of a number of the inhabitants of Pitt, Martin, and Edgecombe, has referred, report - That on information before the committee it fully appears that Roderick Loyd, Abram Tennison, Jun., Abram Tennison, Sen., Jacob Tennison, Absolom Tennison, Thomas Tennison, Joseph Tennison, James Worsley, John Worsley, Pitman Worsley [Worsley was spelled "Worflay" in each case here.], Media White, Nathan Thigpen, Thomas Tyler, Peter Tyler, William Tyler, John Stanton [Staton?], Charles Stanton, Sovereign Meeks, David Meeks, Elijah Hobgood, John Hobgood, and William Cherry, against whom some outrage has been committed, persons of infamous and abandoned characters, against whom, from their cunning and address, the laws had proven inefficient; and that the concerned in said outrage should be pardoned. It also appears that Daniel Bunton [Bunting] hath been indicted for trespass, assault, battery, riot or misdemeanor against the aforesaid infamous characters: The committee therefore recommend the said Daniel Bunton, with all other persons with him concerned in commission of the said assaults, batteries, riot or misdemeanors, shall be pardoned for said offences and no others. Therefore Resolved, that the bill to us committed be so amended.

Fred Hargett. Ch.

from State Records of NC, Vol. XXI, 1788-1790, Page 752

The above case may have resulted from simmering animosities generated earlier by the "Llewellyn Affair" or "Gourd Patch Conspiracy" as it was sometimes called. (See below)

Daniel Bunting Buntin Bunton was married to Elizabeth Blount Council daughter of Charles Council and Eudocia Bass. Their son Daniel Buntin married Lydia Mayo daughter of Frederick Mayo and Fanny Cobb.  

The Gourd Patch Conspiracy by Harry L. Thompson
(the full article can be found here: http://www.rootsweb.com/~ncbertie/conspiracy.htm)

Llewelyn formed a secret society based on faithfulness to the Church of England. His cohorts recruited members, numbering in the hundreds, throughout Martin, Edgecombe, Halifax, Bertie, and Tyrell Counties by talking against the new constitution's encroachment on personal freedoms. The soicety required an oath of fidelity to King George, opposition to the draft, the protection of army deserters, and the defense of "all draughted, distressed, or them that are called Tories a soppressed persons, as far as is in your power..." Members of the society used secret signs and code words with religious associations. A small stick with 3 notches cut in it indicated loyalty. Two conspirator, alternating letters, would spell out "B-e T-r-u-e" or point the left foreginger to the right arm before spelling the code words.

The conspirators planned the assassination of Gov Richard Caswell and Willie Jones. Plans were made to take "possession of the magazine at Halifax to secure the Arm's and Ammunition...." Furthermore, Llewelyn planned "to kill all the heads of the Country" during one bloody night of terror, although he had first claimed the Tories could succeed "without Spilling blood...by Confining the heads of the County." Particularly bitter toward wealthy whig planters, he told associates that if he could get "but ten Men to joyn him he Would fall to Work and kill them Every one Speaking of Whitmal Hill and others that had [threatened] him as Tory."

Others who earned Llewelyn's animosity were Nathan and James Mayo both faithful whigs. Llewelyn thought "Nathan Mayo was A Very Busy Body and he believed [Mayo] was put there to watch him and that Son of a Bitch would get kiled and that it was a genral Taulk that James Mayo was to be kiled and because he was a man that was Very peticular in atacking any that was [believed] to be Enemies of the State."

The conspiracy was exposed in the summer of 1777 when David Taylor and a relatiave gave depositions and at least one other member of the society was seized with "all the papers in his pocket". At a meeting in the "gourd patch", where the conspirators regularly gathered, Llewelyn maintained that the captured man must be freed, even if the society "must kill" his captors. The subsequent attack on Halifax was reported to Gov. Caswell in a letter by Col Irwin: "I am sorry to inform you that too many evil persons in this {Edgecombe} and neighboring counties have been joined in a most wicked conspiracy; About thirty of them made an attempt on this place, but luckily I had about twenty-five men to oppose them, and I disarmed them." Word of the conspiracey spread and the conspirators sought to escape.

[The following information on John Llewellyn was sent to me by Gayle Lovelady Coberly.]

Lord Cornwallis, who led the Brish forces in America, was a cousin of the Llewellyns.   John Llewellyn adherred to the Anglican Church and supported the King of England to the extent that he formed a group of associates of his persuasion. He was opposed to statements written into a state constitution and was fearful of changes that would weaken the Anglican Church. He wrote his own beliefs and formulated oaths for friends to swear in support of the King of England.   Captain John Llewellyn quartered the British forces and opened his house to the British officers when they captured the town of Halifax. He also gave supplies to the British troops when they were in Halifax County and for this was tried for "high treason against the colonists."  He was found guilty and sentenced to be hanged.   While he was being held prisoner in Edenton, Llewellyn's wife Mary and one of his "planned victims", Nathan Mayo, were successful in securing a pardon for him from Governor Richard Caswell.   John Llewellyn lived to be a very old man.

1790 - Gen. Assembly - Fayetteville - On Dec. 9 John Worsley of Dobbs [now Lenoir and Greene counties] County prosecuted 5 men living in Martin, Pitt, and Edgecombe for injury to him (and violence). They were in jail until it was decided to release them on costs because Worsley and others from the 3 counties had provoked the attack with "evil and villainous practices." The men were indicted in the New Bern Dist. Superior Court.

1790 - Folder: 1790 (second folder) Information: Arrest warrant for Thomas SUMMERLAINE for assault on John Worsely on 28 Feb 1789 Date: 20 Nov 1790 Date of: Warrant County: Edgecombe http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/craven/court/nbdc1790_2.txt (Visited 6/21/2015)

1790 - Folder: 1791 (second folder) Information: Arrest warrant for Soloman CHERRY on charge of assault on John WORSLEY on 28 Feb 1789 (Back: 3Not found.2) Date: 20 Nov 1790 Date of: Warrant County: Pitt http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/craven/court/nbdcr1791.txt (Visited 6/21/2015)

1790 - Folder: 1791 (second folder) Information: Arrest warrant for Solomon CHERRY William CHERRY, and Willis CHERRY on charge of a riot in which John WORSLEY is prosecutor. (Back: Not found) Date: 20 Nov 1790 Date of: Warrant County: Pitt http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/craven/court/nbdcr1791.txt (Visited 6/21/2015)

1790 - Census - N. C.

Page Head of
Household
County Males 16
or older
Males 
under 16
Females Other
Frees
Slaves
1035 William Wosley Rowan 1 4 1 0 0
1099 Henry Worldley Stokes 2 1 3 0 0
1098 Jacob Worldly Stokes 1 1 1 0 0
504 Ann Worley Duplin 0 1 1 0 1
296 Daniel Worley Bertie 2 1 3 0 10
329 Frank Worley Burke
6th Co.
1 3 2 0 0
601 John Worley Halifax 1 2 4 0 0
261 Joseph Worley Beaufort 1 0 0 0 1
249 Joseph John Worley Anson 1 4 4 0 0
504 Loftus Worley Duplin 1 3 4 0 0
601 Lovick Worley Halifax 1 1 3 0 1
502 John Worsley Duplin 1 0 4 0 4
426 Stephen Worsley Craven 3 3 3 0 5
259 Thomas Worsley Beaufort 2 0 4 0 3
264 Thomas Worsley Beaufort 1 3 2 0 7
266 William Worsley Beaufort 2 0 2 0 1

1791 - New Bern District - Daniel Worley was one of 12 jurors on a case. New Bern District North Carolina Loose Estates Papers 1775-1810.

1791 - Folder: 1791 (second folder) Information: Arrest warrant (as heretofore) for David MAY, Thomas JENKINS, Walker NIGHT, and Jesse NIGHT on charge of Assault and false imprisonment against John WORSLEY 5 Apr 1790 Date: 25 Jan 1791 Date of: Warrant County: Edgecomb http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/craven/court/nbdcr1791.txt (Visited 6/21/2015)

1791 - Folder: 1791 (second folder) Information: Arrest warrant for David MAY, Thomas JENKINS, Walker NIGHT, and Jesse NIGHT on charge of riot assalt against John WORSLEY 5 Apr 1790 Date: 19 Mar 1791 Date of: Warrant County: Edgecomb http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/craven/court/nbdcr1791.txt (Visited 6/21/2015)

1791 - Folder: 1792 (second folder) Information: Arrest warrant for Charles COUNCILL on charge of assault & false imprisonment of John WORSELY on 28 Feb 1789. (On back: Not to be found). Date: 19 Sept 1791 Date of: Warrant County: Martin http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/craven/court/nbdcr1792.txt (visited 6/21/2015)

1791 - Folder: 1791 (second folder) Information: Arrest warrant for David MAY, Thos. JENKINS, Walker NIGHT, and Jesse NIGHT on a charge of riot and assault of John WORSLEY on 5 Apr 1790. Date: 19 Sept 1791 Date of: Warrant County: Edgecomb http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/craven/court/nbdcr1791.txt (Visited 6/21/2015)

1791 - Folder: 1791 (second folder) Information: Arrest warrant for Thomas SUMERLANE and Solomon CHERRY on charge of assault and false imprisonment of John WORSLEY on 28 Feb 1789 Date: 19 Sept 1791 Date of: Warrant County: Pitt http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/craven/court/nbdcr1791.txt (Visited 6/21/2015)

1791 - Folder: 1791 (second folder) Information: Arrest warrant for Thomas JENKINS on charge of assault on John WORSLEY on 15 Jul 1789 (Back: 3Not found.2) Date: 19 Sept 1791 Date of: Warrant County: Dobbs Edgecomb http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/craven/court/nbdcr1791.txt (Visited 6/21/2015)

1791 - Folder: 1791 Information: Arrest warrant for John COUNCIL, Frederick JONES & John EDMONDSON on charge of riot, assault, and false imprisonment of John WORSLEY on 6 Apr 1790 Date: 19 Sept 1791 Date of: Warrant County: Martin http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/craven/court/nbdcr1791.txt (Visited 6/21/2015)

1791 - Folder: 1792 (second folder) Information: Arrest warant for John COUNCILL on charge of assault on John WORSLEY on 15 Jul 1789. (On back: Not to be found) Date: 19 Sept 1791 Date of: Warrant County: Martin http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/craven/court/nbdcr1792.txt (visited 6/21/2015)

1791 - Folder: 1792 (second folder) Information: Arrest warrant for Soloman CHERRY, William CHERRY, and Willis CHERRY on a charge of riot, on which charge John WORSELY is prosecutor. (On side: Riot April 5 1790) (On back: Not found) Date:19 Sept 1791 Date of: Warrant County: Pitt http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/craven/court/nbdcr1792.txt (visited 6/21/2015)

1792 - Deed - Edgecombe - Thomas Worsley - owned land adjoining Miles Hodge, Abraham Hodge, Robert Cherry, Mayo, Frances Knight, and Walker Knight (who here bought 190 acres in Coneto from Abraham Hodge. Wit. Benjamin C. Pippen, Jesse Knight.

1792 - Summonses to Edgecombe County for Thomas Jenkins, John Council to appear on charges of assault against John Worsley on July 15, 1789. New Bern District North Carolina Loose Estates Papers 1775-1810.

1792 Arrest warrant for Solomon CHERRY, William CHERRY, and Willis CHERRY on charge of assault Date: 29 Mar 1792 Date of: Warrant County: Pitt

1792 - Deed - Pitt - On July 25 John Salter, administrator for Pamela Worsley, deceased, to Cornelius Patrick: Negro @150 pds. Former owner Pamela Worsley. Witness Reading Blount, John Hatton book M-582

1792 - Folder: 1793 Information: Arrest warrant for David MAY, Thomas JENKINS, Walker KNIGHT, & Jesse KNIGHT on charge of assault of John WORSLEY on 25 Apr 1790 Date: 19 Sept 1792 Date of: Warrant County: Edgecombe http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/craven/court/nbdcr1793.txt (visited 6/21/2015)

1792 - Folder: 1792 (second folder) Information: Arrest warrant for John COUNCIL and John EDMONDSON on a charge of riotous assault on John WORSLEY on April 25, 1790. (On back: Not to be found) Date: 19 Sept 1792 Date of: Warrant County: Martin http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/craven/court/nbdcr1792.txt (visited 6/21/2015)

1792 - Folder: 1792 (second folder) Information: Arrest warrant for Charles COUNCIL and Thomas SUMERLANE on charge of assault and false imprisonment of John Worsely on 28 Feb 1789. (On back: Not found). Date: 19 Sept 1792 Date of: Warrant County: Martin http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/craven/court/nbdcr1792.txt (visited 6/21/2015)

1792 - Folder: 1793 Information: Warrant for Soloman CHERRY to appear and answer an indictment for assault and false imprisonment on John WORSLEY, 20 Feb 1789 [Back: Not found]. Date: 19 Sept 1792 Date of: Warrant County: Pitt http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/craven/court/nbdcr1793.txt (visited 6/21/2015)

1792 - Folder: 1793 Information: Warrant for Soloman CHERRY, William CHERRY, Willis CHERRY to appear and answer an indictment for an assault on John WORSLEY April 25 1790 Date:19 Sept 1792 Date of: Summons County: Pitt http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/craven/court/nbdcr1793.txt (visited 6/21/2015)

1793 - Deed - Edgecombe - John Worsley - owned land joining Averett, Robert Cherry, the creek, and Aaron Cherry of Bertie Co.(who here bought from Miles Hodge 223 acres in Coneto on the Bear Island, the plantations of Miles Hodge & Wm Rodgers). Wit. Jn. Rodgers, Robt. Cherry

1793 - Craven - Stephen Worsley md. Rachel Wheelington on April 4. 

1793 Information: Warrant for Soloman CHERRY, William CHERRY, Willis CHERRY  to  appear  and answer an indictment for an assault on John WORSLEY April 25 1790 Date:19 Sept 1792 Date of: Summons County: Pitt

1794 - Marriage - Halifax - Mary Worley (daughter of John Worley) - to __?__ Moore. WB 3:239 Marriage Records of Halifax County, NC 1758-1872

1794 - Will - Halifax - John Worley - to son Lovick Worley: all land on east side of Hazelnut Branch; to granddaughters Elizabeth and Ann Worley, daughter Mary Moore and John Worley: rest of land and the said John to receive his share when he is 21; daughter Sarah Worley. Two youngest children Sarah and John. Sons Joseph and Robert

1794 - Will (full text)- Duplin - Ann Worley's will mentions granddaughters Ann Sowel and Elizabeth Miller, great-grandson Jacob Lawhorn, daughter Winney Smith, son Loftis Worley, daughter Elizabeth Jones, executors Loftis Worley and Thomas Shelton, witnesses George Miller, John Jones.

1794 - Craven - Stephen Worsley md. Massey Poiner on Mar. 20.

1794 - New Bern District - March Court - Expense tickets for Mary Worsley, in excrs of John P. Hair vs admrs of John P. Hair. New Bern District North Carolina Loose Estates Papers 1775-1810.

1794 - Deed - Beaufort - John Smaw deed from Thomas Worsley in March. Some Colonial and Revolutionary Families in NC Vol. 1.

1795 - Will - Duplin County Court - Ann Worley's will probated in January court "by the oath of George Miller one of the subscribing witnesses thereto. And at the same time Loftis Worley and Thomas Shelton the Executors named in the said will came before the Court and Qualified according to law." Will Book A page 499.

1795 - March Court - Beaufort County - Henry Bonner excr of James Bonner dec'd vs John Salter & Henry Ellison for debt. John Worsley was one of 12 jurrors on the case. New Bern District North Carolina Loose Estates Papers 1775-1810.

1795 - Deed - Pitt - On July 29 Thomas Worsley to Shadrach Allen, guardian for Mary Allen, 320 Acres @ 68 pds. Mentions John Allen, deceased father of Mary Allen. Adjoining Charles Roach. Former owners John Hackburn, Joseph Worsley (Patent 1772) Witness Simon Burney, Can. Smith, Ambrose Jones. Book N-445.

1795 - Birth - South Carolina - Judith Worsley, daughter of Pitman and Dicy Worsley, on Aug. 12.

1795 - On Nov. 13, 1795 Private Bryan Worsley was granted by Capt. Lytle a military land warrant, number 3882, for 365 acres. He having served 48 months as a soldier of the Continental Line. From Roster of Soldiers from North Carolina in the American Revolution, published by the Daughters of the American Revolution.

1795 - Will - Halifax - John Worley - Will Book 3 page 239. North Carolina Wills: A Testator Index, 1665-1900

1796 - Will (full text) - Duplin - John Worsley - Written Aug 30 1796, probated October term 1796. An abstract follows. Most of the original spelling is included.

The above abstract is from Duplin County Wills 1730-1860 by Bill Murphy (Will #578 in his book.) The original is at Raleigh State Archives located in CR.035.801.12/A-483

1796 - Will - Duplin County Court - In October court John Worsley's will was proved by the oath of Thomas Shelton and Jones Boyet, and the executors, Robert Cherry and Loftis Worley, qualified.

1796 - Craven - Stephen Worsley, as of 7/1/96 was among those having a letter remaining in the post office at New Bern. (NC Gazette of New Bern)

1796 - Stephen Worsley, on 10/1/96, offered a $10 reward for a burglar who broke into his house by forcing open a window shutter. The burglar stole $20 in cash and two notes (for 80 lbs. and 48 lbs.) in a seal skin trunk which he carried away. (NC Gazette of New Bern)

1796 - Craven - September Court - Thomas Graves Fonvielle: Estate divided between William Brice Fonvielle, his brother, John Fonvielle & wife Ann (son of Francis who married Ann Fonvielle, sister of Thomas Graves Fonvielle) Richard his brother, Sarah & Elizabeth Worsley, minors, daughters of Thomas Worsley and his deceased wife Sarah (who was Sarah Fonvielle sister of Thomas Graves Fonvielle). Thomas Worsley was to be appointed guardian of Sarah & Elizabeth Worsley.  The Descendants of Jean Fonvielle and New Bern District North Carolina Loose Estates Papers 1775-1810.

1797 - Craven - Stephen Worsley md. Dorcas Chalton on July 5. 

1797 - Craven - March 22, 1797 As by district court order Sept. 1796, allotment of the lands of Thomas Graves Fonvielle ... to Sarah Fonvield Worsley & Elizabeth Worsley as heirs of Sarah Fonvielle deceased, 200 acres, joining "where Steward Caughat a raccoon," Coor Creek, plus 2 other pieces of 100 acres each to make it equal; 1 joining William Last, Furnifold Green, & the other joining Francis Fonvielle's 150 acre patent dated Nov. 9 1795 ... New Bern District North Carolina Loose Estates Papers 1775-1810.

1797 - Bill of Sale - Beaufort - Thomas Smaw bill of sale from Thomas Worsley in December. Some Colonial and Revolutionary Families in NC Vol. 1.

1798 - Jane Worsley and Sarah Gill were witnesses for the will of Ann Hill, 12/2/1798. Some Colonial And Revolutionary Families of NC, Vol III.

1799 - Land sale 361-(298) John (x) Knocks(Knox), Mildred (x) Knocks (Knox) of Edgecombe to Joshua Wilkinson of Pitt Co. 28 Feb 1799. $50 3/5 of a tract on the east side of Balehack [Ballihack] Swamp, joining William Cherry,

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