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Arthur Aylesworth (1653 - aft. 1725)

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Arthur Aylesworth aka Aylworth
Born in Wales, Englandmap
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married [date unknown] in Providence, Providence, Rhode Islandmap
Descendants descendants
Died after in North Kingstown, Washington, Rhode Island, USAmap
Aylesworth-32 created 11 Sep 2010 | Last modified
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Arthur Aylworth came to America from either England or Wales previous to July 29,1679. Possibly previous to King Philip's War. He married Mary Brown of Providence (abt. 1675-1682), a daughter probably of Rev. John and Mary (Holmes) Brown, and settled permanently in Quidnesset where he died between Nov 7, 1725 and Sept 13, 1726. Mary's death preceeded Arthurs.

Other death location? Quidnessett, Kent, Rhode Island, USA Parents on this profile are not verified. (profile merge) Since the surname spelling in the will is Aylworth I do not think the previous profile parents were correct with the spelling of Ellsworth. (previous merge of Arthur Ellsworth into Arthur Aylesworth)

The Will of Arthur Aylworth NORTH KING'S TOWN, RHODE ISLAND , 1725-1726 [In the name of God. Amen. I Arthur Aylworth of the town of King's Town in the county of Kings in the Rhode Island and Providence Plantations being * * * as to bodily health but of a] Perfect mind and memory [thanks be given un] to God. The refore calling unto [mind the mort] ality of my body and knowing [that it is appo]inted for all men once to dye do make [and ordain] this my Last will and Testament that [is to say prin]cipally and first of all I give and Rec[ommend my] Soul into the hands of God that gave [it an]d my body I recommend to the earth to be [burie]d in a decent Christian Buriall at the [discre]ssion of my Executor, and as touching [such] Worldly Estate where with it hath pleas[ed God to] bless me in this life. I give Disp[ose and bequeath the] same in this following manner and form. I Give and bequeath, after my Just debts last sickn]es and funerall charges is payd as hereafter direct]ed, unto my son Phillip Aylsworth and to [the male] Heire Lawfully begotten of his body forever, whom I Constitute make and Ordaine my whole and sole Executor of this my last will and [testament, to him] all my whole Estate both Real and personal, that is to say, my said farm with all the [appurtenances and]Priviledges there unto belonging [I give demise] and Bequeath to my son Phillip Aylworth [and to the male] Heire of his body forever. [But if my son Philip Aylworth should die without such heir then my will is that my said farm shall ascend to the male heir of my] son Chad Aylworth [and his heirs forever and that he] shall enjoy said farm as [his own. But if] my son Chad should dye without [a male heir] Lawfully begotten of his body my will is [that my said] farme Shall Ascend to the male heire [of my son] Robert Aylworth and his heires forever. I Give and Bequeath unto my Eldest son Robert five pounds Currant mony of this Colony. I give (and bequeath)unto my Son Arthur Three [pounds] in Like mony. I Give unto my son John Three pounds in Like mony. I Give and bequeath to my Son Chad Ay1worth [a] moiety or halfe part of all my Personall [estate and] fourty pounds Currant mony of said Colony. I give unto my Eldest Daughter Mary Green [Three ? ] Pounds in Like mony. I give unto my Daughter Eiizabeth Dolliver T[hree] Ditto. I give unto my Daughter Katharine Three pounds [and] one feather Bead and beading. I Give unto my Daughter Martha Three pounds and a bead and beading. Which [several] Bequests before mentioned I do order [my son] Phillip shall pay the same Severall [bequests to be] Given in Some Convenient time after [my decease]. I do hereby Constitute my son Phillip [Aylworth the whole and sole executor of this my last will and testament whom I order to pay and satisfy my just debts, last sickness and funeral charges and I do hereby utterly disallow revoke and dis]annul all and [every other former testaments] Wills Legacies and Bequests a[nd Executors b]y me in anywise before nam]ed willed and bequeathed ratifyi]ng and Conforming This and no other [to be] my last will and Testament. In Wittness [ where of I the said Arthur Aylworth have [here] unto Sett my and Seall this Eighth [day ] of May one Thousand Seven hnndred and [ -t]een Anno Que ARTHUR AYLWORTH. {Seal}

Signed sealed] published Pronounced and declar]ed by Arthur Aylworth to be] his Last will and testament] in the presence of us the sub]scribers (EDWARD ?] GREEN. [JEREMIAH] GOULD. [Edw ?]d Green and Mr: Jeremiah Gould Both personally [appeare]d before the Town Councl of North King's Town [this 13th d]ay of September 172 and on their Sollem [engagemen]t Declared that they Saw Arther Aylworth Decd [sign] publish Pronounce and Declare the above [written] Instrament to be his Last will and Testament [and that at] the Signing thereof he was or a Sound and [disposing] Minde and Memory and at the same time [they subscrib]ed to the Same as Wittnesses and saw [each other sig]ne as a Wittness. Signed pr order of [the town council] -Arthur Aylsworth & Descendants, Page 37-39.

THE CODICIL [I Arthur Aylworth being of sound and disposing mind and memory do make this my codicil to my last will and testament written on the oth]er Side bareing date [May 8th 17-'teen and] I the said Arthur Aylworth [do by this cod]icell Confirme my Said Will and do [give my son] Chad Aylworth my bead and beading wich [I now lie] on in Liew of the one Moiety or halfe part [of my] Personall Estate given him in my said [will and] my will and meaning is my son Phillip [Ayleworth] Shall have and enjoy all my personall [estate, it] being but part of what I then had Left [having] Given to my Children Since for their Comfort. [And] further my will and Meaning is that my [two] daughters Katharine and Martha Aylworth [shall] not by Virtue of the within mentiuned [will have] the bead and beading they nor either of [them they] having had the same already since [my said] will beares date, and my will and mind [is] that this Codicell Shedule be part of [my] Last Will and Testament bareing date [as afore]said. In Wittnes whereof I Sett to my ha[nd] This Seventh day of November, 1725. ARTHUR AYLWORTH

[In presence] of [JO]HN ALLEN [JA]MES RENNOLDS [JEREMIAH] GOULD· Mr Jeremiah Gould and-- -- both appeared before the [town council of] North King's Town the 13th day [of September 1726] and on their engagement declared that they saw Arthur Aylworth dec'd sign] seall publish Pronounce [and declare the above written instrument to be his codicil, etc. -Arthur Aylsworth & Descendants, Page 39. INVENTORY. …………………Wearing Apparel …… ………2 old beadsteds, 2 old books £14. -.0 …. Kee]ler and old warming pan two bottles } onej]ug & a Small old Malter all at “ 2. 12. 0 Carpe]nters tools a bell a pair of worsted combs “ 2. 11. 0 One] old Iron pott an Iron Kittle a pair of ..An)dirons 2 old Tramels old fire tongues ……..e a pair of small Stillards one ……..Pan a small Cag all at “ 3. 9. 0 Beetle] Rings Wedges and other old Iron one Clevis 14. 0 One W]oolen Wheel foure old chaires 16. 0 ………….t an old Table Spectacles and Case 12. 0 One plow]shear and Colter 9. 0 ..., Sheep and 3 Lambs “ 3. 6. 0 ...Cows “10. -. 0 …H]effers each Three years old “ 9.16. 0 …Stears Each Two Years old “ 8. -.0 One] Stear a year old “1. -.0 ………..Small Seder Tub 3 old Trays an old Churn 5.0 ………..Geese young & old “1. 12.0 ………..on hill fowles 6.0 [Corn ?] Standing “ 3. 7. 0 ________ £71. 1. 0

[Presen]ted pr Jeremiah Gould (and] Daniel Green Jr There are complete or partial records of seven receipts given to the executor for the legacies in Arthur Aylworth's will, all "in full" except perhaps that of Chad: “Robert Ayleworth," by mark, Oct. 13, 1726. “Arthur Aylworth," by autograph, Nov. 25, 1726. “John Aylworth," by mark, Oct. 7, 1726. Chad Aylworth- record of signature destroyed. John Green for his wife Mary Green - date destroyed. Peleg Card for his wife Elizabeth Card, Nov. 23, 1726. John Davis for his wife Martha Davis, Dee. 1, 1727. It is evident the author of the Register did not consult the Rhode Island town records. 'The North Kingstown records then in their entirety would have furnished him abundant material. Little can be obtained from them now relating to years previous to 1700. Arthur emigrated to America near prior to July 29, 1679, when he signed a petition to the King.[1] He married Mary Brown at Providence, Rhode Island. The couple settled in North Kingstown, Washington County, R.I. at a place called Quitniseck Neck (Quidnessett) where their children were born.[2]

He had children:[3]

  • Robert, m. Ann Davis
  • Arthur, m. Mary Franklin
  • Phillip, m. Rachel Green
  • John, m. Dorcas Jones
  • Thomas
  • Jediah (Chad), m. Elizabeth Major, m. Mary Wood
  • Mary, m. John Greene
  • Elizabeth, m. -- Dolliver, m. Peleg Card
  • Catherine, m. -- Greene and
  • Martha, m. John Davis.[4]


  1. #S376 Page 36
  2. #S376 Page 5
  3. #S377 Vol. 2, Page 261
  4. #S376 Page 5
  • Source S376 Homer Elhanan Aylsworth. Arthur Aylsworth and his descendents in America. Providence RI: Narragansett Historical Publishing Company, 1887. Open Library
  • Source S377 The Settlers of the Beekman Patent, V. 1-8 (Online database:, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2013), (Orig. Pub. by Frank J. Doherty, Pleasant Valley, NY. Frank J. Doherty, The Settlers of the Beekman Patent, Dutchess County, New York: An Historical and Genealogical Study of All the 18th Century Settlers in the Patent, ten volumes. 1990–2003). (Subscription required.)
  • Source: S-2046909198 Title: Family Data Collection - Individual Records Author: Edmund West, comp. Publication: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Operations Inc, 2000. Repository: #R-2138127636
  • Source: S-2046987417 Title: Millennium File Author: Heritage Consulting Publication: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Operations Inc, 2003.Original data - Heritage Consulting. The Millennium File. Salt Lake City, UT, USA: Heritage Consulting.Original data: Heritage Consulting. The Millennium File. Salt Lake City, UT, USA: Repository: #R-2138127636
  • Source: S-2047058666 Title: U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900 Author: Yates Publishing Publication: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Operations Inc, 2004. Repository: #R-2138127636

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On 29 Aug 2014 at 22:33 GMT Darin Neves wrote:

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