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Peter Worden

Male Abt 1576 - 1639  (~ 63 years)


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  • Name Peter Worden  [1
    Born Abt 1576  Clayton, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Occupation Abt 1610  Preston, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    industrialist in the textile industry 
    • Worked in the textile business.
    Will 9 Feb 1639 
    • Yarmouth, Massachusetts. Will dated 9 Feb 1638 and proved 9 Mar 1639, witnessed by Nicholis Sympkins, Heugh Tillie and Giles Hopkins. Family genealogists have long wondered who the John Lewis provided for in the will was. In 1992 it was discovered that Peter's daughter, Elizabeth, prior to her marriage, gave birth to an illegitimate child, fathered by a married priest by the name of John Lewis.
    Death 5 Mar 1639  Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Peter died between 9 February 1638 - 39 and 5 March 1638 - 39. It has been thought that he was buried in the Worden Family cmemtery in East Dennis but recently this has been questioned.
    Died 5 Mar 1639  Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Worden Cemetery, Dennis, Barnstable, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • The Will of Peter Worden, Ye Elder

      The last will and testament of Peter Worden of Yarmouth, the elder, deceased proved at the general court at Plymouth the fift day of March in the XIIIJ TH yeare of the reigne of our soverigne Lord Charles, King of England & c.,1638, by the oathes of Mr. Nicholas Sympkins, HeughTillie and Giles Hopkins -as followeth, viz:

      "Be it knowne unto all men to whome this doth or may concerne, that IPeter Worden, of Yarmouth, in New England, in Plymouth Patten, being very sick, in this yeare of our Lord 1638, and on the ninth day off february, do make my last will to testify unto all that I, Peter Worden, doe give and bequeath unto Peter Worden my only sonne, & sonn & heire, and in the presence of Nicholas Sympkins, Hugh Tillie & Giles Hopkins I do make him my whole executr, to whom I doe give all my lands, leases, tennemants with goods moveable and unmoveable in the Towne of Clayton, in the county of Lankester, likewise I doe give unto Peter my sonne all my goods wch I have at this prsent in New England. My will is my sonne is to give John Lewis one Nate Goate. also my will is my son is to give my Grandchild such money as is due for the keepeing of goates and calves untill this day. and my sonn is with the money to buy John a kid or dispose it otherwise for his use, also one bed or boulster, three blankets, also my sonn is to have the tuition of my grandchild untill he be at the age of one and twenty yeares of age, also my will is he shall fynd him with meate, drinke and cloathes, and at the three last yeares of the XXJTH yeare also to have forty shillings the yeare after & above, for to add to his stock with a sow pigg when the sow piggs.

      In witness we present set our hands.

      Peter his Werden Nicholas Simpkins

      seal Hugh Tilly H marke

      Giles Hopkins $

      Mr. Nicholas Sympkins, Heugh Tilly and Giles Hopkins weer all deposed in open court to this will the fifth day of March 1638 XIIJTH Carolisee court ordr p-194

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      The Will of Peter Worden, Ye Elder

      The last will and testament of Peter Worden of Yarmouth, the elder, deceased proved at the general court at Plymouth the fift day of March in the XIIIJTH yeare of the reigne of our soverigne Lord Charles, King of England & c.,1638, by the oathes of Mr. Nicholas Sympkins, Heugh Tillie and Giles Hopkins -as followeth, viz:

      "Be it knowne unto all men to whome this doth or may concerne, that I Peter Worden, of Yarmouth, in New England, in Plymouth Patten, being very sick, in this yeare of our Lord 1638, and on the ninth day of ffebruary, do make my last will to testify unto all that I, Peter Worden, doe give and bequeath unto Peter Worden my only sonne, & sonn & heire, and in the presence of Nicholas Sympkins ,Hugh Tillie & Giles Hopkins I do make him my whole executr, to whom I doe give all my lands, leases, tennemants with goods moveable and unmoveable in the Towne of Clayton, in the county of Lankester, likewise I doe give unto Peter my sonne all my goods wch I have at this prsent in New England. My will is my sonne is to give John Lewis one Nate Goate. also my will is my son is to give my Grandchild such money as is due for the keepeing of goates and calves untill this day. and my sonn is with the money to buy John a kid or dispose it otherwise for his use, also one bed or boulster, three blankets, also my sonn is to have the tuition of my grandchild untill he be at the age of one and twenty yeares of age, also my will is he shall fynd him with meate, drinke and cloathes, and at the three last yeares of the XXJTH yeare also to have forty shillings the yeare after & above, for to add to his stock with a sow pigg when the sow piggs.

      In witness we present set our hands.



      Peter his Werden Nicholas Simpkins

      seal Hugh Tilly H marke


      Giles Hopkins
    Person ID I603586  7_families
    Last Modified 15 Sep 2006 

    Father Robert Worden,   b. Abt 1534, Clayton-Le-Woods, Clayton, Lancastershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Sep 1580, Clayton, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 46 years) 
    Mother Isobel Isabella Worthington,   b. Abt 1546, Blainscough, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married Abt 1568  , , England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Isabel's dowery was paid by her brother Richard in 1574. Land which Robert held in Coppull was part of her dower.
    Family ID F219662  Group Sheet

    Family Margaret Grice,   b. 1568-1572, Of, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1612, , , England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 40 years) 
    Married 1603-1604  , , England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Eleanor Worden,   b. 1598, , Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Dec 1681, Marshfield, Plymouth, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
     2. Elizabeth Worden,   b. 1604-1609, , , England Find all individuals with events at this location,   bur. 30 Jul 1635, Kirkham, Northumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 26 years)
     3. Bridget Worden,   b. 1604-1609, , , England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Nov 1628, , , England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 19 years)
    +4. Peter Worden,   b. 1609, Clayton, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Jan 1680, Near, Yarmouth, Barnstable, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
    Last Modified 15 Sep 2006 
    Family ID F219661  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Abt 1576 - Clayton, Lancashire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1603-1604 - , , England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDeath - 5 Mar 1639 - Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 5 Mar 1639 - Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Worden Cemetery, Dennis, Barnstable, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S7721] Worthington families of medieval England, Philip Michael Worthington, (Sussex, England : Phillimore, c1985 (Worchester : Billing and Sons). Book #929.242 W899w), Book #929.242 W899w., 283 (Reliability: 3).