William WALWORTH

Male 1646 - 1703  (57 years)


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  • Name William WALWORTH  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5
    • "Hyde Genealogy": This William Walworth came to New London about 1689, from the neighborhood of London, England at the request of Gen. Fitz John Winthrop, for the purpose of introducing English farming upon fisher's Island, then owned by Winthrop. Soon after his arrival he married Mary Seaton, who came out in the same vessel with him. They settled upon fisher's Island, of which he was for several years the lessee. He and his wife and their eldest child, Martha, were baptized at New London, by the Rev. Gurdon Saltonstall, 24 Jan. 1692. Shortly before his death, William Walworth obtained a tract of land in that part of New London which is now Groton: upon which his widow lived and brought up his children respectably by her great industry and energy of character, after his death. He died in 1703, at Groton. She survived him, and died 14 Jan. 1752, at New London, in the 49th year of her widowhood, aged 84. They had four sons and three daughters, the eldest of whom was only 12 years old at their father's death.... [1]
    • William, a prominent farmer at Groton Manor, England, well known to the Winthrop family, was induced by Governor Winthrop of connecticut, to come to America to introduce to the Colonists the English system of cultivation. thus, William became the first lessee and settler upon Fisher's Island. He converted the virgin wilderness into fertile farm land and made the island his residence. to it, he carried a young wife and it became the birthplace of his older children. He remained on the island with his family for nine years, after which he felt it necessary to remove them to the mainland at Groton, Conn., to avoid the dangers of the Indians and the French Privateers. After removing to Groton, he came into possession of large grants and purchases of land and, at the time of his death, left a large estate of his family. [2]
    Born 1646  London, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Died Jan 1703  North Stonington, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Buried 03 Feb 1703  Groton, Tompkins Co., New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Person ID I59125  Main Tree
    Last Modified 2 Sep 2013 

    Family 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) 
    Married 1690  New London, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Children 
     1. Martha WALWORTH,   b. Mar 1691, Fisher's Island, New London Co., Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1736  (Age ~ 44 years)  [Birth]
     2. William WALWORTH,   b. Jan 1694, Fisher's Island, New London Co., Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 May 1774, Bozrah, New London, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 80 years)  [Birth]
     3. Mary WALWORTH,   b. 06 Feb 1695, Fisher's Island, New London Co., Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Aug 1771, Lebanon, New London, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)  [Birth]
    +4. John WALWORTH,   b. Jun 1696, Fisher's Island, New London Co., Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 May 1748, Groton, New London Co., Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 51 years)  [Birth]
     5. Joanna WALWORTH,   b. Oct 1699, Groton, New London Co.,Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1777  (Age ~ 77 years)  [Birth]
     6. James WALWORTH,   b. May 1701, Groton, New London Co., Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1720  (Age ~ 18 years)  [Birth]
     7. Thomas WALWORTH,   b. May 1701, Groton, New London, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1748  (Age ~ 46 years)  [Birth]
    Last Modified 2 Sep 2013 
    Family ID F08027  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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  • Sources 
    1. [S5004] "Hyde Genealogy, or, The Descendants, in the Female as well as in the Male Lines, From William Hyde, of Norwich" Vols. I & II, Reuben Hyde Walworth, (Albany: J. Munsell, 78 State Street - 1864).

    2. [S5682] "Walworth-Walsworth Genealogy" 1689-1962 Descendants Male & Female of William Walworth & Mary Abigail Seaton, Reginald Wellington Walworth.

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

    4. [S03024] RootsWeb: World Connect - Aaron Stark Descendants by Gwen Boyer Bjorkman.

    5. [S00078] "The Aaron Stark Family" by Charles R. Stark.