Capt. William SOUTHWORTH

Male 1659 - 1719  (60 years)


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  • Name William SOUTHWORTH  [1, 2
    • 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. [1]
    Title Capt. 
    Born 1659  Duxbury, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Died 25 Jun 1719  Little Compton, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Person ID I53929  Main Tree
    Last Modified 17 Mar 2013 

    Father Constant SOUTHWORTH,   b. 1615, Leyden, Holland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 May 1679, Duxbury, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth COLLIER 
    Married 02 Nov 1637  [3
    Family ID F05350  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Rebecca PABODIE,   b. 16 Oct 1660, Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 03 Dec 1702, Little Compton, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 42 years) 
    Married 1680  [1, 2
    Children 
     1. Joseph SOUTHWORTH,   b. 1 Feb 1683, Little Compton, Newport County, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Apr 1739, Little Compton, Newport County, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years)
    Last Modified 17 Mar 2013 
    Family ID F07405  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Martha KIRTLAND,   b. Abt 1667,   d. 7 Feb 1737/8  (Age ~ 71 years) 
    Married 14 Nov 1705  Saybrook, Middlesex, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
     1. Gideon SOUTHWORTH,   b. 21 Mar 1707, Little Compton, Newport County, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1772, Rochester, Plymouth, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)
    Last Modified 17 Mar 2013 
    Family ID F29031  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1659 - Duxbury, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 25 Jun 1719 - Little Compton, Rhode Island Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S5383] "Little Compton Families" Vol. II, Little Compton, Rhode Island.

    2. [S02658] Mayflower Increasings 2nd Edition by Susan E. Roser.

    3. [S02644] Massachusetts, 1620-1930 Local and Family Histories: History of the Town of Duxbury, Genealogical Registers.