John Wadsworth
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John Wadsworth (1638 - 1700)

Deacon John Wadsworth
Born in Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts Baymap
Husband of — married 25 Jul 1667 [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died in Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts Baymap
Profile last modified | Created 21 Feb 2011
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John Wadsworth was born July 1, 1638 in Duxbury, Massachusetts (Plymouth). He is the son of Christopher Wadsworth and Grace Cole.

John married Abigail Andrews in 1667.[1][2][3]

John was a Deacon. Children: Mary 1668, Abigail 1670, John 1671, Christopher, 1685, Ichabod 1687, Isaac (1724-1749); Lydia, Sarah, Grace (m. William Sprague), Hopstill (M. William Brewster), Mercy[4]

He passed away at Duxbury in May 15, 1700 aged "about sixty-two years". [5][6]


According to an article published in "The Mayflower descendant", by George Earnest Bowman, all of the daughters are mentioned in the inventory of the estate of Abigail Andrews Wadsworth. The title of the article is "Aaron Soule's wife Mary Wadsworth and the Marriages of Five of Her Sisters" and details the probate records for Deacon John and his wife Abigail, as well as additional links between the sisters.

The names listed, by drawing lots, in Abigail's inventory of her estate are as follows: Mary Soul, Abigail Tomson, Sarah Wadsworth, Hannah Peterson, Lydia Peterson, Grace Sprague, Hopestill Brewster and Mercy Wadsworth[7]


  1. Hodges, Almon D., Jr., Henry Andrews of Taunton and the Calves Pasture, New England Historical and Genealogical Register, Volume 51, 1898, p. 16-23
  2. Massachusetts: Vital Records, 1621-1850 (Online Database:, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2001-2016).
  3. New England Marriages Prior to 1700, by Clarence Almon Torrey (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2011) Vol. III, p. 1575.
  4. Wadsworth, Horace Andrew . Two Hundred and Fifty Years of the Wadsworth Family in America: Containing an Account of the Family Reunion, at Duxbury, Mass., September 13, 1882, and a Genealogical Register. Lawence: 1883. p 202
  5. Anderson, Robert Charles. The Pilgrim Migration: Immigrants to Plymouth Colony 1620-1633 New England Historic Genealogical Society: Boston, p 475
  6. Plymouth County, MA: Probate File Papers, 1686-1881.Online database. New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2015. (From records supplied by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Archives.)
  7. The Mayflower descendant : a quarterly magazine of Pilgrim genealogy and history. By Massachusetts Society of Mayflower Descendants. Publication date 1899. Pgs 246-248.

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Wadsworth-1027 and Wadsworth-56 appear to represent the same person because: same person
posted by D (Zimmerman) Z
This individual has the same marriage listed twice.

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