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Local History, Special Collections, and Genealogy

Ruth Dryden Research Notes for Worcester County, Maryland

This is a collection of 9,910 research notes on wills/ probates in Worcester County, Maryland based on over 1,000 families from the 1700s - mid 1800s. Also included are other genealogy related notes such as marriage dates, birth dates, etc. 

These research notes were compiled by local researcher Ruth Dryden. Most of these notes have been published. However, her notes are organized by family name, while her published materials are organized by year (in most cases). 

Worcester County Library has almost all the wills/ probates included here on Microfilm. If you would like a copy of the will, email History@worcesterlibrary.org, or submit a message at the bottom of the page. Please include the name of the person, and the f # for our team to quickly locate it. You can also contact the Maryland State Archives with the same information for a copy of the will. 

This collection will not be added to. If you have a correction, we would love to add your research to our Family Folders & Charts.

*All Rights Reserved. Contact Worcester County Library to obtain permission to use outside of personal genealogy research. 

*The information below is arranged by the Family Name. Clicking on the letter tab will pull up the names for that letter.

A

 

Abbott

 

Abdell

 

Ackworth

 

Adams

 

Addison

 

Adkins / Atkins

 

Adrion

 

Agnew / Agnue

 

Agnifield

 

Aikman

 

Ainsworth

 

Airs / Aires / Ayres

 

Ake

 

Alexander

 

Allen

 

Allison / Alison

 

Alpha / Alfa

 

Ames

 

Anderson

 

Andrews

 

Anno / Anner

 

Ansley / Annsley

 

Ardis

 

Armstrong

 

Armwood

 

Arvey

 

Ascue / Askew

 

Ashmead

 

Atkinson

 

Austin

 

Aydelott

B

 

Bacon

 

Badger

 

Badley

 

Baker

 

Balch

 

Ball

 

Ballard

 

Bane/ Baines/ Baynes

 

Banks

 

Bannister

 

Barbon

 

Barkley

 

Barnaby

 

Barnes

 

Barrett

 

Bassett

 

Bayley/ Bailey

 

Baynum

 

Beach

 

Beachboard

 

Beard

 

Beauchamp

 

Bedsworth/ Betsworth

 

Beeby

 

Bell

 

Bennett

 

Benson/ Bentson

 

Benton

 

Berry

 

Beshaw/ Bashaw

 

Bethards

 

Betts

 

Bevans

 

Bigland

 

Billings

 

Birch/ Burch

 

Birckhead/ Birkhead

 

Bishop

 

Black

 

Blades

 

Blair/ Blain

 

Blake

 

Blizzard

 

Blocksom/ Bloxom/ Bloxsom

 

Bloodsworth

 

Bluett/ Blure

 

Boardman/ Bordman

 

Bodkin

 

Boggs

 

Boles/ Bolds/ Bowls

 

Bolitho

 

Bolst/ Boice/ Boyss

 

Bond

 

Bonewell/ Bonnewell

 

Booth

 

Boston

 

Botham

 

Bouger/ Bonger/ Butcher/ Boutcher/ Bougher

 

Bounds

 

Bourdillion

 

Bousee

 

Bowden

 

Bowditch

 

Bowen

 

Bowhannon/ Bouchannon/ Brohawn

 

Bowlin/ Bowling/ Bowland

 

Boyce

 

Boyer

 

Bozman/ Bosman

 

Bradford

 

Bradley

 

Bradshaw/ Bratcher

 

Brady/ Bready

 

Bramble

 

Bravard/ Brevard

 

Bray

 

Brereton

 

Brewington

 

Brickhouse

 

Briddell/ Bredell

 

Bright/ Brite

 

Brimer

 

Brinkley

 

Bristow

 

Britt

 

Brittingham

 

Britton

 

Broadwater

 

Brooks

 

Broughton/ Bratten/ Bratton

 

Brown

 

Bruff

 

Brumble

 

Brumbly

 

Buck

 

Buckley

 

Bullen

 

Buncle

 

Bunting

 

Burbage

 

Burchnall

 

Burgen

 

Burk/ Burke/ Birk

 

Burn/ Burns

 

Burnett

 

Burroughs

 

Burton

 

Bush

 

Bushaw/ Beshaw

 

Bussells

 

Buttler/ Butter/ Butler

 

Byrd/ Bird

C

 

Carlisle

 

Carmichael

 

Carmine

 

Carpenter

 

Carr

 

Carroll

 

Carsey/ Carsley/ Kersey/ Kersley

 

Carsley

 

Carter

 

Carver

 

Cathell

 

Catherwood

 

Catlin

 

Caudry/ Cordry/ Cordray

 

Causey

 

Cavanaugh/ Cavender/ Carvender

 

Cave

 

Chaille

 

Chamberlain

 

Chambers

 

Chandler

 

Chapman

 

Chapwill/ Chapell/ Chappell

 

Chase

 

Chatman/ Cheetan/ Chittam

 

Cheeseman

 

Chelton

 

Cheney/ Cheny

 

Cherrix/ Cherricks

 

Chrisfield

 

Christian

 

Christie

 

Christopher

 

Church

 

Clark/ Clarke

 

Claywell/ Claville/ Clayvil/ Clavor

 

Clifton

 

Clogg

 

Cluff

 

Cobb

 

Coe

 

Coffin

 

Colbert

 

Cole

 

Colgan

 

Collier

 

Collier Collator

 

Collins

 

Colonna/ Colony/ Colonia

 

Connelly/ Connerly

 

Conner

 

Conway/ Conaway

 

Cooksey

 

Cooper

 

Cope

 

Corbin

 

Cord/ Coard

 

Cornish

 

Cornwell/ Cornell

 

Costen

 

Cottingham

 

Cottman

 

Coulbourn

 

Covington

 

Cox

 

Craft/ Croft

 

Craig

 

Crawford

 

Crippen

 

Crockett

 

Cropper/ Crapper

 

Crossdale

 

Crosswell

 

Crouch

 

Cullen

 

Culver

 

Cummins

 

Curren

 

Curry

 

Curtis

 

Custis

 

Cutler

D

 

Dagworthy

 

Daily/ Dailey/ Daley

 

Dakes

 

Dale

 

Daltrieu

 

Daniel/ Daniels

 

Darby

 

Darcus/ Darkus/ Dorcus

 

Dashiell

 

Daugherty

 

Davidson

 

Davis

 

Davy

 

Day

 

Dean

 

Dear

 

Debonne

 

Delaslatius

 

Dennis

 

Denny

 

Denson/ Denston

 

Dent

 

Denwood

 

Derrickson

 

Devorox/ Devrox/ Devereaux

 

Diamond

 

Dickerson/ Dickeson/ Dickinson

 

Digner

 

Dill

 

Dise/ Dize

 

Disharoon

 

Dix/ Dicks

 

Dixon

 

Donas

 

Done

 

Donelson/ Donnelson

 

Donoho/ Donohoe

 

Dorman

 

Dorsey

 

Douglas

 

Dove

 

Dowdell

 

Downes/ Downs

 

Downing

 

Dowty/ Douty/ Doubty

 

Driggus

 

Driscoll/ Driskill

 

Drummond

 

Drura/ Dura/ Drury

 

Drury/ Drura

 

Dryden

 

Dubberly

 

Duer

 

Duett

 

Duffy/ Duffie/ Duffield

 

Dukes

 

Dulaney

 

Dunaway/ Dunnway

 

Duncan

 

Dunn

 

Durham

 

Duskey/ Dusky

 

Dutton/ Dunton

 

Dykes/ Dyse

 

Dymoch

F

 

Fall

 

Fallon

 

Farlow

 

Farrington

 

Farrow/ Farwell/ Farrel

 

Faskey

 

Fassitt/ Fassett

 

Fedderman/ Feddeman

 

Fenton

 

Ferguson

 

Ferry

 

Fields

 

Fig/ Figgs

 

Finch

 

Fisher

 

Fitchett

 

Fitzgerald

 

Fleming

 

Fletcher

 

Flint

 

Flowers

 

Floyd

 

Follen/ Follin/ Flewelling

 

Fooks

 

Forbush/ Furbush

 

Ford

 

Forman/ Foreman

 

Foster

 

Fountain

 

Fowler

 

Foxwell

 

Frame

 

Franklin

 

Freeman

 

Freeny/ Freeney

 

Fruce

 

Fuld

 

Fullerton

 

Furniss/ Furnace

G

 

Gage

 

Gale

 

Game

 

Gantt

 

Gardner/ Garner

 

Garrett/ Garrettson

 

Gassaway

 

Gates/ Gasteneau

 

Gault

 

Geddes

 

Gemmell

 

Gibbons/ Givans

 

Gibbs

 

Gibson

 

Giles/ Gillis

 

Gillette/ Gyllot/ Gullett

 

Gilliland

 

Gillis

 

Gladden

 

Glascow/ Glasgow

 

Glass

 

Godard

 

Godfrey

 

Godwin/ Goodwin/ Godden/ Godman

 

Goldsborough

 

Gootee/ Gowte

 

Gordon

 

Gordy

 

Gore

 

Gornell

 

Goslee

 

Graham

 

Graves

 

Gravner

 

Gray

 

Green

 

Grier/ Greer

 

Griffith/ Griffin

 

Groten

 

Grove

 

Grumble

 

Gunby

 

Gunn/ Gum

 

Gupton

 

Guthrey/ Guttery

 

Guy

H

 

Hack

 

Hacker

 

Hadder

 

Hales/ Hailes/ Haley

 

Hall

 

Hambleton/ Hamilton

 

Hamlin/ Hamblin

 

Hammond

 

Hampton

 

Hancock

 

Handy

 

Hangline/ Hongline

 

Harcum

 

Hardy

 

Hargis

 

Harman/ Herman/ Hindman

 

Harper

 

Harrington

 

Harris

 

Harrison

 

Harvey

 

Haste

 

Hastings

 

Hatheley

 

Hatton/ Hadden/ Haddon

 

Hawes

 

Hayden

 

Hayman

 

Haynie/ Haney

 

Hayward

 

Hazzard

 

Hearn

 

Heath/ Hathe

 

Hemmon/ Hemmons/ Hemman/ Hinman

 

Henderson

 

Henry

 

Hewitt/ Hewett

 

Hey

 

Hickman

 

Highway

 

Higman/ Hilgman

 

Hill

 

Hilliard

 

Hillman

 

Hitch

 

Hitchens

 

Hix/ Hicks

 

Hobbs

 

Hodge

 

Hodgson

 

Hoffman

 

Hogg/ Hough/ Hogue/ Hugg/ Hogin

 

Holbrook

 

Holder

 

Holland

 

Holloway/ Holliday

 

Holston

 

Holt

 

Hook

 

Hooper

 

Hope

 

Hopkins

 

Horner

 

Horsey

 

Horsman/ Horseman

 

Hoshier/ Hosier

 

Hough

 

Houston

 

Howard

 

Howeth/ Howarth

 

Hubbard/ Hurbart

 

Hudson

 

Huffington

 

Huggins

 

Hughes/ Hues

 

Hull

 

Humphreys/ Humphris 

 

Hunt/ Hurt

 

Hurley

 

Hurst/ Hust/ Hush/ Husk

 

Hutchens

 

Hutcheson

 

Hyland

L

 

Laird

 

Lambertson/ Lamberson

 

Landing/ Lambden/ Landen

 

Landreth/ Landry

 

Lane

 

Langsdale

 

Lankford

 

Lank/ Langcake/ Lancheake

 

Larkin

 

Larmore

 

Lary

 

Latchum

 

Lawrence

 

Laws

 

Lawson

 

Layfield

 

Layton

 

Leach/ Leech

 

Leatherbury

 

Lecates

 

Leckie/ Lackey/ Leikie/ Lokey

 

LeCompte/ LaCompte

 

Ledbetter

Lemon

 

Leonard

 

Lewis

 

Lindsey

 

Lingo/ Lindow

 

Linton

 

Lister

 

Littleton

 

Livingston

 

Lloyd

 

Lockerman

 

Lockwood

 

Long

 

Lord

 

Lowe

 

Lowry

 

Lucas 

 

Lurkins/ Lumby

Lynch/ Linch

M

 

Maddux/ Maddox

 

Majors

 

Makemorie/ Makormie

 

Malcomb

 

Mallett

 

Malone

 

Malvery/ Malavery

 

Manlove

 

Manning/ Mannion

 

Manuel

 

Marchment/ Marchant/ Merchant

 

Mariner

 

Marsh

 

Marshall

 

Martin

 

Marvel

 

Mason

 

Massey/ Marcy

 

Mathis

 

Matthews

 

Miscellaneous Families starting with Mc

 

McAllen

 

McAllister/ McClister/ McClester

 

McBryde

 

McCabe

 

McCan

 

McClain

 

McClemmy

 

McCrady/ McCready

 

McCrea

 

McCullogh

 

McDaniel

 

McDonald/ McDonnell

 

McDorman

 

McDowell

 

McGath/ McGarth

 

McGee/ McKee/ McMurray/ McGlammery

 

McGraw/ McGraugh

 

McGreggor

 

McHenry

 

McIntyre

 

McKeen/ McCormack/ McKinsey/ McKinny/ McGiveran

 

McMaster

 

McNeal

 

Meadows

 

Mears/ Meirs

 

Melson

 

Melvin

 

Merrick/ Mercer

 

Merrill/ Murrell

 

Mezick/ Messick

 

Michael

 

Midgley/ Middleton

 

Mifflin

 

Milbourn

 

Miles

 

Miller

 

Milligan

 

Mills

 

Millward

 

Minshall/ Mitchell

 

Mister

 

Mitchell

 

Montgomery

 

Moore

 

Morgan

 

Morris

 

Morrison

 

Muer/ Muir

 

Muguane

 

Mumford

 

Mungar

 

Murphy

 

Murray

P

 

Paden/ Peden

 

Palmer

 

Panter/ Panther

 

Paradise

 

Paramore/ Parmer

 

Parker

 

Parks

 

Parsons

 

Patrick

 

Patterson

 

Patty/ Patey

 

Paul

 

Payne

 

Peacock

 

Peale

 

Pealkey

 

Pearson

 

Pennewell

 

Pepper

 

Perdue

 

Perkins

 

Perry

 

Pettitt

 

Phillips

 

Phippin

 

Phoebus

 

Pilchard

 

Pinto

 

Piper

 

Pitts

 

Planner

 

Plunkett

 

Poe

 

Polk

 

Pollitt

 

Pool

 

Pope

 

Porter

 

Postly

 

Potter

 

Powell

 

Poynter/ Pointer

 

Predeaux

 

Prettyman

 

Price

 

Prideaux

 

Prior

 

Pritchett/ Prichard

 

Probart

 

Pruitt

 

Purnell

 

Pusey

R

 

Ragley

 

Rain/ Rayne

 

Ralph/ Rolph/ Relfe

 

Ramsey

 

Rankin

 

Ratcliffe/ Rackliffe

 

Ready

 

Records/ Ricords

 

Redden

 

Reddish

 

Reed

 

Reese

 

Renshaw/ Renchee

 

Revell

 

Reynolds

 

Rhodes/ Rodes

 

Riall

 

Rice

 

Rich

 

Richards

 

Richardson

 

Rider

 

Ridgely

 

Rigby/ Rigsby

 

Riggen/ Riggin

 

Riley

 

Ritchie/ Richey

 

Roach

 

Roan

 

Roberts

 

Robertson

 

Robins

 

Robinson

 

Roby

 

Rodney

 

Rogers

 

Ross

 

Round/ Rounds/ Rownd

 

Rousby/ Rowndslee/ Rowsaloe

 

Rowe

 

Rowley

 

Roxburg/ Roxbury

 

Ruark/ Rock

 

Rugg

 

Rush

 

Russell

 

Russum

 

Ryan

S

 

Salisbury

 

Sampson

 

Samuel

 

Sanders/ Saunders

 

Sasser/ Saucer

 

Savage

 

Scady

 

Scarborough/ Scarburgh

 

Schoolfield

 

Scott

 

Scrogin

 

Seabrease

 

Sears

 

Seaward

 

Selby

 

Seon

 

Sewall

 

Sharp

 

Shay/ Shaw

 

Shehee/ Shelton

 

Shepheard

 

Sherman/ Surman/ Serman

 

Sherriff

 

Shiles/ Shyles

 

Shipley/ Sharpley

 

Shockley

 

Shores

 

Short

 

Shreeves/ Shrieves/ Shreaves

 

Siddons

 

Silverthorn

 

Simpkins

 

Simpson

 

Sims/ Simms

 

Skinner

 

Skirven

 

Slattery

 

Slemaker

 

Slemens/ Slemons

 

Sloan

 

Slocumb

 

Sloss

 

Small

 

Smith

 

Smock/ Smack

 

Smullen/ Smulling

 

Smyly

 

Snead/ Sneed

 

Snelling

 

Somers

 

Sorin

 

Sparroe

 

Spear

 

Spence

 

Spencer

 

Sprogle

 

Stafford/ Stanford

 

Staton/ Stayton

 

Steele

 

Sterling

 

Stevenson/ Stephenson

 

Stevens/ Stephens

 

Stewart/ Stuart

 

Stockdell/ Stogdell

 

Stockley

 

Stone

 

Stoughton

 

Strawbridge

 

Street

 

Sturgis

 

Sudler

 

Sullivan

 

Summers/ Somers

 

Sutton

 

Swain

 

Swift

T

 

Talbot

 

Tarr

 

Tatum

 

Taws/ Tawes

 

Taylor

 

Teackle

 

Teague

 

Tharp/ Thorp

 

Thomas

 

Thompson

 

Thorns

 

Thorogood

 

Tier

 

Tigner/ Tignal

 

Tilghman

 

Tilney

 

Timmons

 

Tindal

 

Tingle

 

Toadvine/ Todvine

 

Todd

 

Tomer

 

Tomlinson

 

Townsend

 

Trader

 

Train

 

Travers/ Travis

 

Trehearn/ Trahearn

 

Truitt

 

Truman

 

Tubbs

 

Tull

 

Tully

 

Tunis

 

Tunnell

 

Turner

 

Turpin

 

Turville

 

Twiford

 

Twig

 

Twilly

 

Tyler

W

 

Waggman

 

Wailes/ Wales

 

Wainright/ Winright

 

Walker

 

Wallace

 

Waller

 

Walley

 

Wallop

 

Walls

 

Walston/ Walstone

 

Walter

 

Walton

 

Waples

 

Ward

 

Ware

 

Warren

 

Warrington

 

Warwick

 

Washburn

 

Waters

 

Watson

 

Watts

 

Weatherly

 

Weaver

 

Webb

 

Webster

 

Welbourn/ Welborne 

 

Weldon

 

Wells

 

West

 

Westlock

 

Whaley/ Whalen/ Whayland

 

Wharton

 

Wheatley

 

Wheeler

 

Wheelton/ Whealton/ Welton

 

White

 

Whitelock

 

Whitney

 

Whittingham

 

Whittington

 

Whitty

 

Widdowson

 

Wiggin

 

Wildhane/ Wildgoose

 

Wilkerson/ Wilkison

 

Wilkins

 

Willett

 

Williams

 

Williamson

 

Willing

 

Willis

 

Wilson

 

Wimbrow

 

Winder

 

Windsor/ Winsor

 

Wingate

 

Wise

 

Wishart

 

Wonnell

 

Wood

 

Woodcraft

 

Woolford

 

Wooten

 

Wordie

 

Worthington

 

Wright

 

Wrotten/ Rotten

 

Wyatt

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