Mary Worden's birth is estimated to be about 1639, probably in Yarmouth, Plymouth Colony, where her parents, Peter and Mary (Unknown) Worden, resided. The proof of Mary's parentage is her mother's will, dated 26 March 1686 and proved 31 May 1687: she was named as Mary Barge, along with sisters Mercy Winslow and Martha Seavernce. Mary Worden's son-in-law, John "Barg", to be executor.
On 8 December 1657, John "Borg" and Mary "Wordden" were married in Sandwich, Plymouth Colony. John was the son of Thomas and Dorothy Burgess, born about 1637 perhaps in Lynn, Massachusetts Bay Colony where his parents lodged, or in Sandwich, Plymouth Colony, where they removed in 1637.
John was admitted a freeman in 1657, and served as grand juror in 1661. They removed to Yarmouth soon after and was a deputy from that town to the Court at Plymouth in 1680. His father Thomas Burges of Sandwich made his will, dated 4 Oct. 1684 and probated 2 Mar, in which he named his grandson Thomas Burgess, son of John Burgess.
John died before 3 July 1701 in Yarmouth, (then) Barnstable, Province of Massachusetts Bay. John Burg's will, dated 14 August 1700 and proved 3 July 1701, mentions wife Mary, his sons John, Thomas, Joseph, Samuel and Jacob, his "five daughters" unnamed except for unmarried Martha. The codicil mentions land belonging to "Aunt Martha Severance", sister of Mary (Worden) Burgess, wife of John. John's heirs were "my eldest son John Burg" who received land John Sr. purchased from John Nickerson and meadowland he purchased from William Nickerson; son Thomas Burg received land now occupied by Andrew Hopkins which "I bought of Samuel Worden Jr.? and is mine after the death of Joseph Severan's wife." Wife Mary Burg received 1/3 of house, land and movable property to be hers while she remained John's widow. daughter Martha was to live in John's house while she remained single. Upon the widow Mary's death John Sr's five daughters (not named) were to divide the movable property and balance of the land was to be divided among sons Joseph, Samuel and Jacob. The codicil instructed John Sr's sons as to the care of their mother while she remained a widow i.e. son Joseph should pay his mother one bushel of wheat yearly etc.Thomas Burg was to have three loads of hay yearly until the decease of his Aunt Martha Severans. 
Mary died before 11 May 1724 in Yarmouth when her son Jacob Burges was appointed administrator of the estate of Mary Burge, late of Yarmouth, deceased. An inventory of her estate was taken on 16 May 1724 by Joseph Crosby, John Paddock and Ebenezer Swift, and sworn to in court on 8 July 1724 by Jacob Burg, administrator. The inventory totaled £35 and included some apparently good-quality clothing, a silk scarf & hood, the usual bedding, household goods and furniture, a cow and calf and a heifer. On 10 July 1727, discharge was granted to the administrator, Jacob Burg, having made his account on the estate, having paid all legacies excepting what was due his sister Patience Nye and her heirs, and to Mary Elles, the amount of 27 shillings.
Children, order uncertain, probably born at Sandwich & Yarmouth:
Hiam suggests an order of: Mary, Sarah, Patience, Thomas, John, Martha, Joseph, Samuel, Mercy, Jacob.
↑ Robert Charles Anderson, The Great Migration Directory, (NEHGS, 2015), p. 385, citing PCPR 1:33; PCR 1:109, 117, 7:18; MD 3:75-76; Gilbert S. Bahn, The Worden Surname fron Peter Worden of Yarmouth to 1850 (n.p. 2002).
John Borg and Mary Wordden were married the 8th Day of Desember: 1657.
↑ C.L. Kardell & R.A. Lovell, Jr., Vital Records of Sandwich MA to 1885 (NEHGS, Boston, MA: 1996), p. 17, citing STR 1:202.
↑ Comment: The above marriage is recorded in Sandwich. There is no marriage recorded in the Yarmouth Vital Records. Many sources give the location as Yarmouth, and most presumably are citing Clarence Torrey's New England Marriages to 1700, where he specifies that they resided in Yarmouth, not necessarily married there. Torrey cites MD 14:167 which is a transcription of the Sandwich record above;MD 3:201, which, however, is a transcription of the will of Mary (Unknown) Worden, the mother of the subject of this profile; and "Burgess 12", which supplies only the date, not a location of Yarmouth.
↑ 6.06.16.2 Katherine W. Hiam, Burgess Genealogy, Descendants of the Four Sons of Thomas and Dorothy (Waynes) Burgess (Boston, MA: NEHGS, 1997), pp. 3, 77-80.
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