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FRANCIS1 WORLEY II (FRANCIS IA, HENRY (WHARLEY)B, HENRY (HEIR) (WORLEY)C WHARLEY, JOHND WORLEY, JOHN (WARLYE)E, HENRY THE OLDER/ELDERF, STEPHENG, JAMESH, CORNELIUSI DE WIRLEY, ROGERJ, EUDOK, ROGERL, JOHNM, GUYN, WILLIAMO, ROBERTP, ADAM DE WIRLEY/ADAMQ DE WYRLEY, ROBERT DE PARVAR WARLEY, WILLIAMS DE WARLEY) was born Bet. 1694 - 1700 in Chester, Delaware Co. Pennsylvania, and died Abt. 17 Jun 1768 in Manchester Twp, York Co. Pennsylvania. He married CHARITY RUTH RAGAN 28 May 1722 in Chester Delaware Co. Pennsylvania. She was born in Conestogoe Twp. Lancaster Co., and died in Conestogoe Twp. Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania.

Notes for FRANCIS WORLEY II:
Left the Quaker faith to become an Episcopalian. He was an official surveyor for the colony of Pennsylvania and was appointed a member of the Philadelphia City Council in 1718. He owned a 500 acre plantation in Conestoga. In 1722 he was commissioned by Governor Keith to make the first survey of land west of the Susquehanna River. In that same year, June 15, Francis Worley participated in the Indian Council at Conestoga. Among the Indian chiefs present were Shawana and Ganaway. This survey laid out the borough of Springettsbury Manor for the Penn family. It was later disputed on the grounds that the Indians had not been paid for their land. Worley was commissioned in 1736 to lay out portions of the Great Road between Lancaster and Cordorus Creek (later York) and several other major roads between York and Hanover, Pennsylvania. He later owned 750 acres one mile north of York. His will of 1768 indicates he was a wealthy man.

Francis II Worley Bet. 1694 - 1700

Francis Worley was appointed Justice of the Peace of Chester county and chosen as a member of the council at Philadelphia July 4 1718. He resided in Hempfield township, within the manor of Conestoga, near the Conestoga Indian town. He afterwards removed to Manchester township, now in the county of York.
Source: " History of York County " by George R. Prowell
pub.1907

Carter, William C.
History of York County from its erection to the present time : [1729-1834]
Harrisburg, .: Aurand Press, 1930, 239 pgs.
P. 5
"At a council held with the Conestoga Indians on the 15th of June 1722-- present were:
Sir WILLIAM KEITH..Bart., Governor
Col. John French
Francis Worley, Esquire

Francis Worley Jr., an intelligent land surveyor, who in 1722 was one of three people sent across the Susquehanna by Governor Keith, to survey Springettsbury Manor. He was a member of the Episcopal Church. He moved from Lancaster County in 1742, and purchased 750 acres of land about one mile northwest of York. In the year 1722 (June 15th) when the Marylanders were encroaching, surveying their warrants and pushing their settlements along the Susquehanna and the Codorus; and within a short distance of the after site of the town of York: Sir William Keith, Governor of the Province, issued an order to survey a Manor; after a treaty with the Indians at Conestoga; for the use of Springett Pen, who was then supposed to be the heir-at-law of his grandfather, William Penn, as the son of his eldest son deceased. Present at the Council with the Governor Colonial, John French, and Francis Worley Jr ., Esquires; The Chiefs of the Conestoga;
Shawana and Ganaway Indians. Smith, the Ganaway Indian and James LeTort,
Interpreters.
Francis Worley Jr. appears on Tax Lists of Lancaster County as follows:
Francis Worley Jr., (Freeman) at Conestoga, 1722/1774
Francis Worley Jr. with others, in 1734, 1737, and 1747 were authorized to lay out some important roads; one from Lancaster to Columbia in 1734 (34 miles long then, became important during the Revolution to get troops to Yorktown, Virginia , and later to go from East to South and South west,
etc .) The first public road from Wright's Ferry in 1739-40, and a 10 mile road from the first mill of Yellow Breeches to the Town of York in 1747 .

Surname: Worley
Given Name: Francis
Title:
Description: Decedent
Residence : Manchester Township
Date: 17 Jun 1768
Prove Date: 20 Aug 1768
Remarks: Worley, Francis. Jun. 17, 1768. Executors: Daniel Worley and John Updegraff. Manchester Township. Children: Daniel, Jacob, Nathan, Henry, Samuel, James, Francis, Thomas , Mary wife of Peter Shugart and Lydia wife of George Eickelberger . Wife: Charity.

P.S. About that will of Francis Worley of York Co.
- dated June 17, 1768; probated August 23, 1768. Although the abstract at HSP does not mention his wife Charity, the certified copy does mention her to such an extent that there is no doubt she was living
when he wrote the will. So I think this is all the proof that is necessary to indicate the abstract is wrong. Perhaps a notation could be inserted in the page saying the complete will should be consulted as
the abstract is inaccurate? (It also mentions a daughter Martha, whose name does not appear in the will.)


Note from Miss Elizabeth Lery regarding original will of Francis Worley on file in the Register of Wills office, York County, Penna.

Photostat of Will: Francis Worley, York Co., 1768
Eight sons are named: Daniel, Jacob, Samuel, James, Francis, Nathan, Henry and Thomas.
Daughters: Mary Shugart and Lydia Eikelberger (Martha in abstract was probably mis-reading of Nathan).

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Book P age:
Surname: Updegraff
Given Name: John
Title:
Description: Executor
Residence:
Date: 17 Jun 1768
Prove Date: 20 Aug 1768
Remarks: Worley, Francis. Jun. 17, 1768. Executors: Daniel Worley and John Updegraff. Manchester Township. Children: Daniel, Jacob, Nathan, Henry, Samuel, James, Francis, Thomas, Mary wife of Peter Shugart and Lydia wife of George Eickelberger. Wife: Charity
_____________________________________________________________ __
Surname: Worley
Given Name: Daniel
Title:
Description: Son
Residence:
Date: 17 Jun 1768
Prove Date: 20 Aug 1768
Remarks: Worley, Francis. Jun. 17, 1768. Executors: Daniel Worley and John Updegraff. Manchester Township. Children: Daniel, Jacob, Nathan, Henry, Samuel, James, Francis, Thomas, Mary wife of Peter Shugart and Lydia wife of George Eickelberger. Wife: Charity.
_ _________________ _____________________________________________
Surname: Worley
Given Name: Jacob
Title:
Description: Son
Residence:
Date: 17 Jun 1768
Prove Date: 20 Aug 1768
Remarks: Worley, Francis. Jun. 17, 1768. Executors: Daniel Worley and John Updegraff. Manchester Township. Children: Daniel, Jacob, Nathan, Henry, Samuel, James, Francis, Thomas, Mary wife of Peter Shugart and Lydia wife of George Eickelberger. Wife: Charity.

Worley, Francis Worley
Death Date: 1768 City: Manchester
County: York State:
Country: USA



In 1741, Thomas Cookson, deputy surveyor for Lancaster County, surveyed a parcel of land at the intersection of the Monocacy Trail and the Codorus Creek. His goal: to lay out a town in grid formation, similar to Philadelphia. The town was to become York, named for Yorkshire, England. By the end of the year, 23 lots had been assigned. One of the first buildings to be erected was the Golden Plough Tavern, which is still standing over 260 years later.
In the surrounding frontier, German, Scotch-Irish, and Quaker settlers had already found the land suitable enough to call "home."

Eight years later, York County was born, created out of Lancaster County in August 1749. It was the fifth county in Pennsylvania, and the first west of the Susquehanna River. In the town of York, 63 log houses and two churches were now standing.



Notes for CHARITY RUTH RAGAN:
Name seen also as Charity Rothchild

Children of FRANCIS WORLEY and CHARITY RAGAN are:
2. i. DANIEL2 WORLEY, b. 1726, Lancaster, York Co.; d. 18 Oct 1803, York Co., Pennsylvania.
3. ii. JACOB WORLEY, b. 1728; d. 07 Dec 1812.
4. iii. NATHAN I WORLEY, b. 1730, York Co. or Lancaster Co.; d. 1823, Dover Twp. York Co., Pennsylvania.
5. iv. JAMES WORLEY, b. 1731, York Co. Pennsylvania; d. Mar 1807, York Co. Pennsylvania.
6. v. HENRY WORLEY, b. 1732; d. 1803, Stokes Co., North Carolina.
7. vi. FRANCIS S. WORLEY, b. 1733, York Co. Pennsylvania; d. 22 Sep 1786, York Co. Pennsylvania.
8. vii. MARY ANNE WORLEY, b. 1736, York Co. Pennsylvania.
9. viii. SAMUEL WORLEY, b. 04 Feb 1736/37, York, Pennsylvania; d. 21 Jan 1806.
ix. GEORGE WORLEY, b. 1738, York Co. Pennsylvania; d. Bef. 1768, Pennsylvania.

Notes for GEORGE WORLEY:

George is not listed in his fathers will, so it is assumed that he was deceased prior to his father.

10. x. THOMAS WORLEY, b. 1740, York Co., Pennsylvania; d. 1806, Washington Co., Maryland.
11. xi. LYDIA WORLEY, b. 1741, York Co. Pennsylvania.

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