Christopher Wadsworth

Male Abt 1609 - 1678  (~ 68 years)


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  • Name Christopher Wadsworth 
    Born Abt Nov 1609  Heptonstall, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Sep 1678  Duxbury, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Some secondary sources claim that Christopher Wadsworth came to New England in 1632 on the Lyon. This is based on a supposed relationship with WILLIAM WADSWORTH , who did come on that ship in 1632. Christopher Wadsworth is not on the passenger list for the Lyon in 1632, and there is no evidence that he was brother or any other relation of William, and, although he must have been in New England by 1632, he could have come earlier, so there is no basis for this claim
    • As a young man Christopher Wadsworth landed at Boston on 16 Sep 1632,
      having sailed in the Ship "Lion" with William Wadsworth. Christopher
      settled in Duxbury and by 1633 was well established there. He was
      taxed twelve shilling on 25 Mar 1633. In 1634, Christopher was chosen
      the first constable of Duxbury, an office then of dignity and
      responsiblity. On him devolved the duty of jailor, sheriff, of
      executing punishments and penalties, crier to give warning, and
      surveyor of lands approved by civil authorities, and sealer of weights
      and measures. In his oath of office, he swore loyalty to the king,
      and promised to promote the welfare of his people, and see that the
      peace was not broken. He had land in 1638 at Holy Swamp which ran
      down to the bay known as Norton's Hole. His home was on Kingston
      Road, about a mile west of Captain Hill's, where the home of Myles
      Standish stood. His home was in the possession of the family until
      1855 and was still standing in 1883, but has since been destroyed. He
      brought a Bible with him when he came to New England, and this was in
      the possession of SW Cowles of Hartford in 1882.
    Person ID I265  OurNorthernRoots | Andrew Burdett Ancestry
    Last Modified 29 Aug 2011 

    Father Richard Wadsworth,   b. 01 Nov 1572 
    Mother Christabel Utley,   b. Abt 1572 
    Family ID F9379  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Grace Cole,   b. England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Duxbury, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Samuel Wadsworth,   b. 1630, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Apr 1676, Sudbury, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 46 years)
     2. Joseph Wadsworth,   b. 1636,   d. 1689  (Age ~ 53 years)
     3. Mary Wadsworth,   b. 1637,   d. 1693  (Age ~ 56 years)
    +4. John Wadsworth,   b. 1638, Duxbury, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 May 1700, Duxbury, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years)
    Family ID F1896  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - Abt Nov 1609 - Heptonstall, Yorkshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Sep 1678 - Duxbury, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
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