Capt. John WALWORTH

Male 1696 - 1748  (~ 51 years)


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  • Name John WALWORTH  [1, 2
    • Capt. John Walworth was a shipwright, farmer and trader, as well as a ship owner, and plied the trade with the Barbadoes. We find the following item in Calkins History of New London, Conn., dated September, 1738:
      "A sloop from New London is lost at Nevis, being upset in a hurricane; all on board perished. John Walworth, of Groton, owned both the sloop and cargo. John Mumford was the Captain and Thomas Comstock, mate."

      John was appointed Cornet of a troop of dragoons in the 8th Regiment of the Colony of Connecticut by a resolution of the General Assembly, May 10, 1744, and was afterwards promoted to the rank of captain. His commission as Cornet was dated at Harford, May 25, 1744, bearing the seal of the Colony and signed by Governor Law. A copy of this is on file among the archives of the State Library at Albany, NY., together with a record of the Revolutionary services of his son, Benjamin.

      John, like his father, had a lease on Fisher's Island for a number of years. In 1748, the year of his death, the Groton Town records record the following inventory:

      4 negro slaves, a herd of nearly 50 horned cattle, 812 sheep, a stud of 32 horses, mares, and colts, 77 ounces of wrought plate and other valuable articles.

      John, like his brothers, died a wealthy man. [1]
    Title Capt. 
    Born Jun 1696  Fisher's Island, New London Co., Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Died 17 May 1748  Groton, New London Co., Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Cause: small pox 
    Person ID I59113  Main Tree
    Last Modified 3 Sep 2013 

    Father William WALWORTH,   b. 1646, London, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jan 1703, North Stonington, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Mary Abigail SEATON,   b. 1669, London, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Jan 1753, New London, New London, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Married 1690  New London, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Family ID F08027  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Sarah B. DUNN,   b. 1700, Newport, Newport County, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 05 Nov 1778, Groton, New London Co., Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Married Nov 1718  New London, New London, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Children 
     1. Samuel WALWORTH,   b. 15 Jan 1725, Groton, New London Co., Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 May 1773, Groton, New London Co., Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 48 years)  [Birth]
     2. John B. WALWORTH,   b. 19 Mar 1726, Groton, New London Co., Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Hoosick, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [Birth]
     3. Sylvester WALWORTH,   b. Groton, New London Co., Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Sep 1781, Battle of Fort Griswold, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [Birth]
    +4. William WALWORTH,   b. 1734, Groton, New London Co., Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [Birth]
     5. James WALWORTH,   b. Groton, New London Co., Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [Birth]
     6. Abigail WALWORTH,   b. 1740, Groton, New London Co., Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Jul 1765  (Age 25 years)  [Birth]
     7. Philena WALWORTH,   b. Groton, New London Co., Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [Birth]
     8. Sarah WALWORTH,   b. Groton, New London Co., Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yates County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [Birth]
     9. Benjamin WALWORTH,   b. 11 Nov 1746, Groton, New London Co., Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Feb 1812, Hoosick, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)  [Birth]
    Last Modified 3 Sep 2013 
    Family ID F08037  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - Jun 1696 - Fisher's Island, New London Co., Connecticut Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: small pox - 17 May 1748 - Groton, New London Co., Connecticut Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S5682] "Walworth-Walsworth Genealogy" 1689-1962 Descendants Male & Female of William Walworth & Mary Abigail Seaton, Reginald Wellington Walworth.

    2. [S01665] Ahnentafel of Susannah Starks by Rod Schroeder.