Worcester (old) County, Maryland

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== History  ==
 
== History  ==
  
*Old Worcester county was created on the previously neglected ocean side of [[Portal:Maryland|Maryland]] shortly after a 26 November 1669 surveyor report of Dutch encroachment in the area. <ref name="WCMA">Reginald V. Truitt, and Millard G. Les Callette, [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/3016672&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;referer=brief_results Worcester County Maryland’s Arcadia] (Snow Hill, Md.: Worcester County Historical Society, 1977), 39 and 43. [FHL book 975.221 H2t; fiche 6087644]</ref>  
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*Old Worcester county was created on the previously neglected ocean side of [[Portal:Maryland|Maryland]] shortly after a 26 November 1669 surveyor report of Dutch encroachment at Cape Henlopen (see [[New Netherland|New Netherland]]). <ref name="WCMA">Reginald V. Truitt, and Millard G. Les Callette, [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/3016672&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;referer=brief_results Worcester County Maryland’s Arcadia] (Snow Hill, Md.: Worcester County Historical Society, 1977), 39 and 43. [FHL book 975.221 H2t; fiche 6087644]</ref>  
*The new county extended along the Atlantic coast between Virginia (southern most branch of Rehobeth Bay) and Pennsylvania (40<sup>o</sup> north latitude). This included all of the present day State of Delaware. It also seems to have included Durham County which had just been organized by the Maryland Council a month before in what is now southern Kent County, Delaware, and northern Sussex County, Delaware.<ref name="WCMA" />
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*Old Worcester County, Maryland extended along the entire Atlantic coast between Virginia (southern most branch of Rehobeth Bay) and Pennsylvania (40<sup>o</sup> north latitude). This included all of the present day State of Delaware. It also seems to have included Durham County which had just been organized by the Maryland Council a month before in what is now southern Kent County, Delaware, and northern Sussex County, Delaware.<ref name="WCMA" />  
*47 new land grants for [[Portal:Maryland|Maryland]] were granted in Durham County as late as 1682, although Durham County should have been incorporated into [[Worcester (old) County, Maryland|old Worcester County, Maryland]] in 1670.<ref>Ibid., 43.</ref>  
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*47 new land grants for [[Portal:Maryland|Maryland]] were granted in Durham County as late as 1682, although Durham County should have been incorporated into old Worcester County, Maryland in 1670.<ref>Ibid., 43.</ref>
*In 1738 [[Portal:Maryland|Maryland]] recognized the claim of [[Portal:Pennsylvania|Pennsylvania]] to the lower three counties on the Delaware River (now the [[Portal:Delaware|State of Delaware]]) including what was once all of Durham County, or later part of [[Worcester (old) County, Maryland|old Worcester County, Maryland]].<ref>Ibid., 43-48.</ref>
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*In 1674, at the end of an Anglo-Dutch war, the Duke of York took control of the Delaware part of New Netherland which overlapped Maryland's claim. In 1682 the Duke of York paid an old debt by giving his claim of Delaware's lands to William Penn. Penn immediately united this land to Pennsylvania.<ref>Ibid., 44-48.</ref><br>  
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*In 1738 after many years of dispute [[Portal:Maryland|Maryland]] recognized the claim of [[Portal:Pennsylvania|Pennsylvania]] to the lower three counties on the Delaware River (now the [[Portal:Delaware|State of Delaware]]).<ref>Ibid., 48.</ref>
  
 
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Revision as of 22:10, 4 November 2008

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History

  • Old Worcester county was created on the previously neglected ocean side of Maryland shortly after a 26 November 1669 surveyor report of Dutch encroachment at Cape Henlopen (see New Netherland). [1]
  • Old Worcester County, Maryland extended along the entire Atlantic coast between Virginia (southern most branch of Rehobeth Bay) and Pennsylvania (40o north latitude). This included all of the present day State of Delaware. It also seems to have included Durham County which had just been organized by the Maryland Council a month before in what is now southern Kent County, Delaware, and northern Sussex County, Delaware.[1]
  • 47 new land grants for Maryland were granted in Durham County as late as 1682, although Durham County should have been incorporated into old Worcester County, Maryland in 1670.[2]
  • In 1674, at the end of an Anglo-Dutch war, the Duke of York took control of the Delaware part of New Netherland which overlapped Maryland's claim. In 1682 the Duke of York paid an old debt by giving his claim of Delaware's lands to William Penn. Penn immediately united this land to Pennsylvania.[3]
  • In 1738 after many years of dispute Maryland recognized the claim of Pennsylvania to the lower three counties on the Delaware River (now the State of Delaware).[4]

Sources

  1. 1.0 1.1 Reginald V. Truitt, and Millard G. Les Callette, Worcester County Maryland’s Arcadia (Snow Hill, Md.: Worcester County Historical Society, 1977), 39 and 43. [FHL book 975.221 H2t; fiche 6087644]
  2. Ibid., 43.
  3. Ibid., 44-48.
  4. Ibid., 48.