Capt. William SOUTHWORTH

Male 1659 - 1719  (60 years)

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  1. 1.  Capt. William SOUTHWORTH was born 1659, Duxbury, Plymouth County, Massachusetts (son of Constant SOUTHWORTH and Elizabeth COLLIER); died 25 Jun 1719, Little Compton, Rhode Island.


    He lived in Duxbury, Little Compton and Bristol, Rhode Island. He was a deputy in Duxbury 1654-63 and 1671-82, a selectman there 1672-75 and 1683-85. He owned much land in Little Compton and was there in 1686. He lived on Swamp Road on the place known as the Franklin C. Southworth place. All of his children are entered on the records of the Church of Christ in Bristol, as baptized 29 June 1709.

    He gave land to his sons Samuel, Thomas, Stephen, Benjamin and Andrew; and to Gideon he gave his dwelling house, orchard and land. With his wife Martha he gave Joseph and his wife Mary Blague a dwelling house, orchard and 26 acres of upland, with a sawmill standing upon the cornmill stream with 42 acres of upland on the west side of that stream and 20 acres of upland adjoining the land of Reynolds Marvin, with 10 acres meadow known by the name of the Fresh Meadow. In his will, recorded in Taunton, made 8 May 1719 and proved 24 Aug. 1719, he left to his wife Martha "her third as the law allows"; 20 pounds each to sons Joseph, Edward Thomas and Gideon; to son Samuel 5 pounds; to son Nathaniel 400 pounds; to son Benjamin 10 shillings; to daughter Elizabeth 60 pounds; to daughter Alice 70 pounds; to son Stephen one half of his Negro man called Cuff and one cow, and to son Andrew the other half of his Negro man called Cuff. He also mentioned his grandsons William and Constant Southworth. He named his friend Lt. John Wood to be one of his executors along with his sons Joseph and Samuel. An inventory of his estate lists one Negro man called Cuff, one Negro woman called Sue and one Negro woman called Kate, two houses and one hundred acres of land with 2000 pounds, with the estate totaling 2593 pounds.

    In her will his widow left 5 shillings each to her sons Joseph Blague and Samuel Blague, "...To sons Gideon Southworth and Andrew Southworth the rest and residue. To son Andrew my Negro girl named Kate and my silver tankard, to daughter mary Southworth my wearing apparel, to grandson William Southworth my young heifer that came of that cow I had of Stephen Wilcox, to granddaughter Mary Blague my satinet gown and short apron..." Her son-in-law Joseph Southworth was named sole executor.

    William married Rebecca PABODIE 1680. Rebecca (daughter of William PABODIE and Elizabeth ALDEN) was born 16 Oct 1660, Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA; died 03 Dec 1702, Little Compton, Rhode Island. [Group Sheet]

    1. Joseph SOUTHWORTH was born 1 Feb 1683, Little Compton, Newport County, Rhode Island; died 20 Apr 1739, Little Compton, Newport County, Rhode Island; was buried , Old Commons Cemetery, Little Compton, Rhode Island.

    William married Martha KIRTLAND 14 Nov 1705, Saybrook, Middlesex, Connecticut, USA. Martha was born Abt 1667; died 7 Feb 1737/8. [Group Sheet]

    1. Gideon SOUTHWORTH was born 21 Mar 1707, Little Compton, Newport County, Rhode Island; died 1772, Rochester, Plymouth, Massachusetts.

Generation: 2

  1. 2.  Constant SOUTHWORTH was born 1615, Leyden, Holland (son of Edward SOUTHWORTH and Alice CARPENTER); died 11 May 1679, Duxbury, Plymouth County, Massachusetts.


    Besides the land that he owned in Duxbury, he had land in Tiverton and Little Compton. From his position as treasurer he had an opportunity to know what land was of value and opportunities to select his land. He came to Little Compton with William Pabodie at its settlement and surveyed much of the land there. His will, made 27 Feb 1678 and proved in March 1678/9: "....To wife Elizabeth Southworth during her terme of live this dwelling house with out-housing and mill belonging and all uplands and meddowes lying within the town of Duxburrow or Marshfield for her support and comfort. To son Edward Southworth after the decease of my aforesaid wife my aforesaid dwelling house with out-housing and mill. Also twelve pounds in money. To son Nathaniel Southworth the one halfe share of lands that lyeth neare Taunton by name of Ffreeman's lands. To three daughters Marcye Ffreeman, Alice Church and Mary Alden, my other one half share of the Ffreeman's lands. To my daughter Elizabeth Southworth my next best bed and furniture, provided she doe not marry William Fobbes but if she doe then to have five shillings. To daughter Prissila Southworth my next best bed and furniture. Unto my son William Southworth my next best bed. To my grandson Constant Ffreeman and all those lands and meddows that I have at a place called Pawomett in the town of Eastham. To my cosen Elizabeth Howland, my brother Thomas his daughter five pounds. All the rest and residue to my beloved wife, and she to be sole executrix..."

    Constant married Elizabeth COLLIER 02 Nov 1637. [Group Sheet]

  2. 3.  Elizabeth COLLIER
    1. Edward SOUTHWORTH was born 1642, Duxbury, Plymouth County, Massachusetts; died Between 11 Jun 1719 and 07 Nov 1727, Duxbury, Plymouth County, Massachusetts.
    2. Nathaniel SOUTHWORTH was born 1648, Duxbury, Plymouth County, Massachusetts; died 14 Jan 1711, Middleboro, Massachusetts.
    3. Elizabeth SOUTHWORTH was born 1649; died 1681.
    4. Mary SOUTHWORTH was born Abt 1650; died Between 28 Mar 1718 and 01 Apr 1719.
    5. 1. William SOUTHWORTH was born 1659, Duxbury, Plymouth County, Massachusetts; died 25 Jun 1719, Little Compton, Rhode Island.

Generation: 3

  1. 4.  Edward SOUTHWORTH was born abt. 1590, London (son of Thomas SOUTHWORTH and Rosamond LISTER); died Bef 1622, England.


    Little Compton vol. 2, editor's note: Edward Southworth was a sill worker in Leyden andone of the Pilgrim exiles who formed the Rev. John Robinson's church. It is not known what part of England he came from but in my journey to England in 1923 I visited Wellam in Notts and found the baptisms of an Edward Southworth with brothers Robert and Thomas. I have an idea that they came from this town but it has not been proven. He died in London about 1621.

    After his death Governor Bradford of Plymouth sent for his widow, Alice Carpenter, whom he had known in England and married her in New England. There is much more on Edward Southworth given in the Southworth genealogy by Samuel G. Webber, but let it be understood that up to this time it has never been proved that he came from the celebrated Southworth family of Lancashire, although much work has been done on this family in England--BFW.

    Edward married Alice CARPENTER 28 May 1613. Alice (daughter of Alexander CARPENTER and ? UNKNOWN) was born abt. 1590, England; died 26 Mar 1670, Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA. [Group Sheet]

  2. 5.  Alice CARPENTER was born abt. 1590, England (daughter of Alexander CARPENTER and ? UNKNOWN); died 26 Mar 1670, Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA.

    Other Events:

    • Fact: Daughter of Alexander Carpenter of Wrington, Somersetshire, England
    • Baptism: 03 Aug 1590, Wrigton, Sommerset co., england

    1. 2. Constant SOUTHWORTH was born 1615, Leyden, Holland; died 11 May 1679, Duxbury, Plymouth County, Massachusetts.
    2. Thomas SOUTHWORTH was born 1616, Leyden, Holland; died 8 Dec 1669, Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts.

Generation: 4

  1. 8.  Thomas SOUTHWORTH was born Abt 1548 (son of John SOUTHWORTH and Mary ASSHETON); died 30 Nov 1616.


    The will of William Lister, probated in 1582, desires that he "be buried according to the Church of England." The will mentions the testator's son-in-law, Thomas Southworth, as the son of Sir John Southworth. With Thomas Southworth, , his son-in-law, the testator left annuities for his four children, including Sir Matthew Lister, physician to King Charles I.

    Thomas Southworth had become a Protestant by 1584,for which reason his father, Sir John, a moderate Catholic, threatened to disinherit him.

    Thomas married Rosamond LISTER bet. 1563-1571. [Group Sheet]

  2. 9.  Rosamond LISTER (daughter of William LISTER and Bridget PIGOT).
    1. 4. Edward SOUTHWORTH was born abt. 1590, London; died Bef 1622, England.

  3. 10.  Alexander CARPENTER was born , England.

    Alexander — ? UNKNOWN. [Group Sheet]

  4. 11.  ? UNKNOWN
    1. Julia Ann CARPENTER was born 1583; died 19 Feb 1664, Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts.
    2. Agnes CARPENTER was born at 1585; died Bef 1617; was buried , Beneath St. Peter's Church, Leyden.
    3. 5. Alice CARPENTER was born abt. 1590, England; died 26 Mar 1670, Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA.
    4. Mary CARPENTER was born 1595; died 20 Mar 1687, Plymouth, Massachusetts.
    5. Priscilla CARPENTER was born 1597; died 29 Dec 1689, Duxbury, Massachusetts.