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Worthington family land papers

Identifier: MS 3151


This collection contains land deeds related to the Worthington family’s holdings in Baltimore County, Maryland.


  • 1755-1829


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The collection is open for research use.

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Biographical Note

The Worthington family settled in Baltimore County, Maryland during the early years of the eighteenth century, establishing the area known as “Worthington Valley.” The family purchased much property in the area as farmland and became prominent in Maryland society.


0.4 Linear Feet (1 box)

Language of Materials



The collection is arranged chronologically.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of B. N. Taliaferro, Jr. in November 2004.

Related Materials

MS 0923, Samuel Worthington papers, 1740-1818

MS 0924, Worthington family papers, 1713-1884

MS 1406, John Tolley Worthington land papers, 1741-1854

Scope and Contents

The collection contains land patents and deeds related to the Worthington family’s holdings in Baltimore County, Maryland. This includes patents to Milford and Wiltshire, which were initially owned by John Welsh and Aaron Rawlings, which were later transferred to the Worthington family. The patent to New Milford/ Milford Enlarged to Thomas Worthington, a deed transferring ownership of Brice-his-Share and Wiltshire to Rezin H. Worthington from John Worthington et al., and the deed to Turkey Range bought by Rezin H. Worthington from Nathaniel Wells also make up the collection.

Guide to the Worthington family land papers
Under Revision
Lara Westwood
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Revision Statements

  • 2020-04-27: Manually entered into ArchivesSpace by Sandra Glascock

Repository Details

Part of the H. Furlong Baldwin Library Repository

H. Furlong Baldwin Library
Maryland Center for History and Culture
610 Park Avenue
Baltimore MD 21201 United States