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William Southworth was born in 1659 at Duxbury, Plymouth Colony. He died 25 Jun 1719 at Little Compton, Newport Co., Rhode Island. He was buried at Old Commons Cemetery, Little Compton. William married Rebecca Pabodie about 1680.
The Southworth family trace back to the de Southworths of Samlesbury Hall, County of Lancaster, England. The name was variously spelled in early English and American records, Sotherworth, Sowthworth, Southwood. Southward and in some cases in later generations it was pronounced and spelled Southard, but the original name was Southworth as in the churchyard inscriptions, County of Lancaster, where the Southworths of Samlesbury Hall (their home for more than 300 years) are buried.
William Southworth's paternal grandmother, Alice Carpenter (widow of Edward Southworth), married as the second wife of Governor William Bradford of Plymouth Colony.
William was born about 1659 in Duxbury, Plymouth Colony (now Massachusetts) and his parents were Elizabeth (Collier) and Constant Southworth who had married on 02 Nov 1637. His mother Elizabeth was the daughter of William Collier, "the richest man of the colony". His father was Constant Southworth who immigrated to New England in 1628, when but 14 years of age and was brought up under the influence of his step-father the Governor; and Constant became a man of importance in the colony.
William Southworth was first married about 1680 in Duxbury, Plymouth Colony to Rebecca Pabodie (b: 16 Oct 1660) and their children included:
His first wife Rebecca died on 03 Dec 1702 in Little Compton, Newport County, Rhode Island.
William Southworth married secondly on 14 Nov 1705 in Saybrook, Connecticut to the widow Martha (Kirtland or Kirkland) Blaque or Blake and their children included:
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On 29 Aug 2018 at 16:36 GMT Howard Carpenter wrote: