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Mary (Pabodie) Southworth (1648 - aft. 1727)

Mary Southworth formerly Pabodie
Born in Duxbury, Plymouth Colonymap
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Wife of — married 16 Nov 1669 in Duxbury, Plymouth Colonymap
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Died after after age 79 in Duxbury, Plymouth, Province of Massachusetts Baymap
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Mary Pabodie, daughter of William Pabodie Sr (abt.1620-1707) and Elisabeth (Alden) Pabodie, (abt.1624-1717) was born 7 Aug 1648, in Duxbury, Plymouth Colony.[1][2] She was the granddaughter of Mayflower passenger, John Alden.[2] William Pabodie, her father, had an estate of £407. He left the land to his sons (some after wife's decease), and left his daughters, Mary, Mercey, Martha, Ruth, Sarah, Hannah, Lidia (also received a pair of green curtains), the heirs of Elizabeth and the heirs of Rebecca only one shilling each. It also mentions some land that he sold to his son in Law Edward Southworth.[2][3]

Mary Pabodie married Edward Southworth 16 Nov 1671 at Duxbury, Plymouth Colony.[2] [4] [5] Edward Southworth, born say 1644; died Duxbury, between 1720 (agreement with Thomas Southwarth) and 7 Nov 1727 (will sworn to); was the son of Constant and Elizabeth (Collier). He was selectman, Deputy to the General Court and assemblyman. He owned land.[2]

Edward left a will dated 11 June 1719, sworn to 7 Nov 1727, proved 11 Dec 1727. He named children eldest son Thomas, son Constant, son son Benjamin, son John, daughters Mercy wife of Moses Soule, Elisabeth wife of Samuel Weston and Priscilla Southworth and grandson Cornelius Soul and wife Mary.[2] [Plymouth PR #18915, 5:360, MD 18:244-47]

Mary (Pabodie) Southworth died at Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts, after 11 Dec 1727, appointment as administratrix of her husband's estate.[2]


Born at Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts.[2]

  1. Elizabeth Southworth b. Nov. 1672; probably died young.
  2. Mercy Southworth b. probably in the 1670s; m. Moses Soule
  3. Thomas Southworth b. about 1676 (age at death); m. Sarah Alden
  4. Benjamin Southworth, b. c. 1681; m. Rebecca Delano
  5. Constant Southworth, possibly b about 1683; m. Rebecca Simmons
  6. John Southworth b. c. 1687; died in his 65th year 10 Aug 1751, buried in South Duxbury, probably unmarried. His will was dated 15 Feb 1750, proved 2 Sep 1751 and did not name any children of his own.
  7. 'Elizabeth Southworth b. c. 1690; m. Samuel Weston.
  8. Priscilla Southworth b. c. Dec 1692; d. at Duxbury 7 June 1761, ae 68y 6m; unmarried. Her will, dated 5 June 1761, was proved 3 Aug 1761.

Research Notes

Contains all the Silver book info. Needs some probate and Land records see [...] look up. B-404 08:50, 12 January 2023 (UTC)


  1. Vital Records of Duxbury, Massachusetts to the year 1850, page 114 of 446 (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1911), p. 114; digital image, Internet Archive Link, Link at AmericanAncestors ($)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 Woodworth-Barnes, Esther Littlefield (comp.) Williams, Alicia Crane (ed.) Mayflower Families Through Five Generations. Volume 16, Part 1, Family of John Alden, (Plymouth, Massachusetts: General Society of Mayflower Descendants, 2002.) pp. 56-59.
  3. Bowman, George Ernest (transcriber), "William Pabodie's Will and Inventory," The Mayflower descendant : a quarterly magazine of Pilgrim genealogy and history, Vol 6, (Boston : Massachusetts Society of Mayflower Descendants, 1899) pp. 129-135; digital images, Internet Archive link : accessed 13 Jan 2023; cites Bristol PR 2:268-269.
  4. Vital Records of Duxbury, Massachusetts to the year 1850, (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1911), pp. 282, 313; digital image, Internet Archive link Link at AmericanAncestors ($)
  5. Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to N.E. 1620-1633, Vols. I-III page 1711 of 2386 The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England 1620-1633, Volumes I-III. (Online database:, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2010), (Originally Published as: New England Historic Genealogical Society. Robert Charles Anderson, The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England 1620-1633, volumes I-III, 3 vols., 1995). Link at AmericanAncestors ($)
  • Webber, Samuel Gilbert, A genealogy of the Southworths (Southards), descendants of Constant Southworth : with a sketch of the family in England, (Salem, Mass. : Higginson Book Co., 1990), Reprint. Originally published: Boston, Mass., : Fort Hill Press, S. Usher, 1905

link Internet Archive

  • Roser, Susan E. Mayflower Births and Deaths: From the Files of George Ernest Bowman at the Massachusetts Society of Mayflower Descendants. Volumes 1, (Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Publishing Company, Inc., 1992.) Accessed at Ancestry ($)
  • No burial, No source. Find a Grave, database and images ( accessed 12 January 2023), memorial page for Mary Pabodie Southworth (7 Aug 1648–11 Dec 1727), Find A Grave: Memorial #206040099; Burial Details Unknown; Maintained by Barbara Anne (Brownell) Potter (contributor 46034604).

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Another source for her and her family is in the following: Richmond, Joshua Bailey. The Richmond Family: 1594-1896 and Pre-American Ancestors 1040-1594. Boston, MA: author, 1897 Page 20. The hand-written page 76 from Duxbury (Massachusetts Town and Vital Records) that gives the marriages of Mary Pabodie and Edward Southworth on 16 Nov 1671 and sisters Mercy with John Simmons 16 Nov 1669 and Martha with Samuel Seabury on 16 Nov. 1669. The transcriber had some difficulty with the names of Mercy and Mary but their spouses were clear. It is difficult to read. If you can, take a look at that early record and see if you can decipher it. There does seem to be a lot of confusion about the marriage dates of these 3 women. The order on the page seems to be chronological and the following is the order seen.

1) Simmons marriage 16 Nov 1669 2) Seabury marriage 11 Nov 1669 3) Southworth marriage 11 Nov 1671

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