William WADSWORTH

Male 1595 - 1675  (~ 80 years)


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  • Name William WADSWORTH  [1
    • He died probably between May 16, 1675, the date of will, in which he speaks of himself as "weak in body," and july 9, 1675, when the General Court met, and he disappears as Deputy.

      He removed from Long Buckley to Braintree, co. Essex, England. He came to New England with Christopher, probably his brother, in the ship "Lion" (apparently bringing his four children, Sarah, William, Mary and John), and landed at Boston, Sept. 16, 1632. (Winthrop's history, I, p. 90.) He settled at Cambridge; admitted a Freeman, Nov. 6, 1632; was elected to the first Board of Selectmen of Cambridge, and served in 1634/5. In 1636, he joined the Hooker party, removed to Hartford "and there lived in the highest esteem." Out of 62 sessions of the General Court, held between Oct., 1656 and May, 1675, inclusive, he was present at all but 2,--those of May 21, 1657 and Oct. 3, 1661. he was one of the more substantial and wealthy of the emigrants. He was Collector of Rates for Hartford in 1638; Selectman before 1640 and for the years 1643,48, 55, 61 and 73. In 1651, he was Constable for the "north side" of Hartford; was an original proprietor of Hartford and his house lot was co-extensive with the present square, bounded by Asylum, Trumbull and West Pearl Streets and the road to the River. [1]
    Christened 26 Feb 1594/5  Long Buckley in Northamptonshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Fact Son of William and Elizabeth Wadsworth of Long Buckley in Northamptonshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Died Between 16 May 1675 and 9 Jul 1675  [1
    Person ID I83159  Main Tree
    Last Modified 11 Mar 2016 

    Family 1 Sarah TALCOTT,   b. England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef Jul 1644 
    Married Abt 1625  Braintree, Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
     1. Sarah WADSWORTH,   b. Abt 1626,   d. 1648 or 1649  (Age ~ 23 years)  [Birth]
     2. William WADSWORTH,   b. Abt 1628, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. young Find all individuals with events at this location  [Birth]
    +3. John WADSWORTH,   b. Abt 1630, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1689  (Age ~ 59 years)  [Birth]
    +4. Mary WADSWORTH,   b. Abt 1632,   d. 8 Feb 1711-12  [Birth]
    Last Modified 11 Mar 2016 
    Family ID F33986  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Elizabeth STONE 
    Married 2 Jul 1644  [1
    Children 
     1. Elizabeth WADSWORTH,   b. 17 May 1645  [Birth]
     2. Samuel WADSWORTH,   c. 20 Oct 1646  [Birth]
     3. Joseph WADSWORTH,   b. Abt 1647  [Birth]
     4. Sarah WADSWORTH,   c. 17 Mar 1650  [Birth]
     5. Thomas WADSWORTH,   b. Abt 1651  [Birth]
     6. Rebecca WADSWORTH,   b. Abt 1656  [Birth]
    Last Modified 11 Mar 2016 
    Family ID F33988  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsFact - - Son of William and Elizabeth Wadsworth of Long Buckley in Northamptonshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Abt 1625 - Braintree, Essex, England Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S3597] "Genealogical Notes on the Founding of New England" My Ancestors Part in that Undertaking, Ernest Flagg.