Notes for William WILLOUGHBY: Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s Record Name: William Willoughby Year: 1673 Place: Maryland Family Members: Wife Hannah Source Publication Code: 8510 Primary Immigrant: Willoughby, William Annotation: Index from manuscript by Arthur Trader, Chief Clerk in the Maryland Land Commission, 1917. And see nos. 4507-4511, Land Notes. Source Bibliography: SKORDAS, GUST, editor. The Early Settlers of Maryland: an Index to Names of Immigrants, Compiled from Records of Land Patents, 1633-1680, in the Hall of Records, Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1968. 525p. Repr. 1986. Page: 511 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- William and Hannah immigrated to Maryland around 1675 or immediately prior to , from England.
I am sorry I can't give you any info on the particular Willoughby's that you are asking about, but let me share a little info on the Willoughby's that settled on the Eastern Shores of Maryland. Particularly in Dorchester/Caroline Counties. I think before that it may have been part of Talbot Co. At any rate, one William Willoughby, b. ca. 1620 in England, the son of John and Anne Willoughby, came to America via Virginia and possibly via Barbados, and settled in Maryland ca 1670-1680. William was in Virginia in the 1650's and then on to Maryland. He was a Plaster or stone mason of some sort, as well as an Indian Fighter (whatever that means) and he also was either an owner or a Captain of a ship, as he received payment for transporting people as well as goods into Maryland. (The info was obtained from some records at the Maryland Hall of Records at Annapolis. He owned land on the Great Choptank River in Maryland. His wife was Hannah and he died ca 1713. Hannah evidently died before William, as he had a 2nd wife Anne, who was named in his Will. He also had sons Andrew, Samuel, & Edward and also a daughter Sarah. He could have had other children, as he listed Sarah as his youngest daughter. His will was written in 1712 and probated in 1713. The will was listed as Willoby. A lot of folks back then did not know how to spell the name, as a lot of folks today don't know how to spell. You might want to check all possible spellings, and there are a few. At any rate, I have my line traced thru Andrew, who had six or seven children (don't have that info at my fingertips at the moment), one of them being Richard Willoughby who later moved to Johnston Co., NC. As I said, I have my particular line traced to the present day, but have not had the chance to do much on the other children of William or Andrew. I do have a little more on the ancestors of Richard Willoughby, but not all. I guess what I am trying to say is if you take a look at that line of the Willoughby's, you might luck up and find one of your names there somewhere. By-the-way, those given names were repeated over and over again, making it hard to sort them out as to which was which. It makes the DOB and the age more important to determine if you have the correct generation or not.
If you can tie into this Willoughby family, I have the lineage back to about 1000. The line also ties into descendants of Charlemagne. If you want more info, you can e-mail me directly and I will be happy to share what I have.
NOTE: Both William and Andrew Willoughby left a Will, as did Richard Willoughby of Johnston Co., NC. Don't know about the rest.
Betty Bishop Willoughby
Children of William WILLOUGHBY and Hannah Unknown are: