Henry Worley
Anna Young
Henry Stone
Henry Wharley , II
Anne Stone
(Abt 1645-1725)
Francis Worley
(Between 1668/1670-1728)


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1. Mary Brassey

Francis Worley 1 2

  • Born: Between 1668 and 1670, Bishopgate Parish, Essex, London, Englan 3
  • Marriage (1): Mary Brassey on 3 Feb 1693 in Society of Friends, Chester Co, Pennsylvania
  • Died: 21 Oct 1728, Conestogoe Twp. Delaware Co., PA

  General Notes:

Francis WORLEY was born between 1668 and 1670 in Bishopsgate, London,
England. Surveyed for Francis Worley, 555 acres in right of his wife Mary
Brassey (her inheritence Three tracts of land were surveyed on March 25, 1701
in the East Marlborough Lands on the south side of the Street Road in
Marlborough - - - 314 acres for John Sharpless in right of his father's purchase
of 1,000 acres April 5, 1682; for Francis Worley 555 in right of his wife, Mary
Brassey; and 555 acres for Caleb Pusey who had purchased the right from Thomas
Thompson and Rebecca Brassey his wife.

Patent for this land was executed July 23, 1701, to Francis Worley and Mary his
wife for 555 acres, and they conveyed the same to Caleb Pusey March 13, 1701.
He died on 21 Oct 1728 in Conestogue twp, Lancaster Co, Pennsylvania. He was
buried in supposedly in the family cemetery on the York Co, PA farm. He was an
a surveyor and made the first survey west of the Susquehanna River for William
Penn. in Heidelberg Twp, York Co, Pennsylvania. Francis bought land near York,
Pennsylvania Francis WORLEY and Mary BRASSEY were married on 3 Feb 1693 in
Society of Friends, Chester Co, Pennsylvania. The commemorative book, "London
Grove Meeting 200th Anniversary 1714-1914" shows the following on page 101:
"... Francis and Henry Worley came with their mother and step-father to
Francis Worley was married in 1693 to Mary Brassey, daughter of Thomas Brassey,

The following information was from Sandra Shaw (http://www.jenforum.org/worley/messages/2703.html):

Francis the son of Henry Worley and Ann Stone was a surveyor for Sir William Keith. He did a major survey by order of Keith for his friend William Penn. There is a lot of information about him in Egle's Notes and Queries of Pennsylvania 1700-1800.

From the Swathmore Quaker Records Francis I died October 21, 1728, Conestogoe Twp. Delware Co. Pa.

I have Francis II b. 1700 at Chester, Delware Co. Pennsylvania and that he died June 17, 1768, at Manchester twp, York Co. Pa
1718 Conestoga, Chester CO PA-

Francis Worley, Thomas Baldwin and John Linvill- Gilbert Cope listed this tax
list and stated that Conestoga twp winds up in Lancaster CO PA 1729

Pennsylvania Archives. Second Series. Vol. IX.
Published under direction of Matthew S. Quay, Secretary of the Commonwealth.
Edited by John B. Linn and Wm. H. Egle, M.D.
Harrisburg: Lane S. Hart, State Printer, 1880.
"List of Officers of the Colonies on the Delaware and the Province of Pennsylvania, 1614-1776. Provincial Officers of the Three Original Counties,
Chester, Philadelphia, and Bucks, 1682-1776, pp. 671-766.

Justice of the Peace
Francis Worley, July 4, 1718
Francis Worley, May 28, 1722

Pioneer History by Richard C. Schmal (from the February 23, 1983, Lowell Tribune, page 17) [http://www.lowellpl.lib.in.us/s1983feb.htm]

The first of the Worley family to arrive in America was Francis Worley, who with his brother Henry Worley, came to this country with their stepfather Caleb Pusey, and their mother, Ann Stone Worley Pusey.

They came with a group of people sent to America by William Penn, and sailed on the ship 'Welcome,' whose Master was Robert Greenway. It was among a group of 23 ships sent by Penn to set up a colony in Pennsylvania.

After arriving in Pennsylvania, Caleb and Ann, widow of Henry Worley of England, purchased a grist mill, and in 1683 built a brick house which has been restored and made into a museum. Their fine home, where William Penn occasionally stayed, is located in Chester County Pa., and in the process of restoration, a 1699 penny was found in the well.

Francis Worley, who was about 12 years of age when they came to America, later became an Esquire and worked under Gov. Keith as a surveyor. He married Mary Brassey, daughter of Thomas Brassey and Ann Scott Brassey. Thomas Brassey was one of the planners of the new colony, and also helped to plan the city of Philadelphia. 4 5

Francis married Mary Brassey, daughter of Thomas Brassey and Ann Scott, on 3 Feb 1693 in Society of Friends, Chester Co, Pennsylvania. (Mary Brassey was born in 1673 in Wilaston, Cheshire, England 4 and died on 12 Oct 1728 in Chester, Delaware Co, Pennsylvania 4.)


1 Notes from David A. Leas and/or the 1950 Leas Family Genealogy.

2 Purvis and Related Families of Kentucky by Jean Purvis DAR application/and History of Harrison Co. O.

3 Kaye Van Fleet (http://www.jenforum.org/worley/messages/2360.html).

4 Kathryn Elizabeth (Leas) Stuart.

5 Sandra Shaw (http://www.jenforum.org/worley/messages/2703.html).

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