Walter Woodworth

Male 1612 - 1685  (73 years)


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  • Name Walter Woodworth  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Born 1612  Lancastershire, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 4
    Gender Male 
    Died 2 Mar 1685  Scituate, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    Buried 4 Mar 1685  Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Person ID I10246  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 3 Jan 2022 

    Father Thomas Woodworth,   b. 1586, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1667, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Elizabeth Tyson,   b. 1590, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Aug 1690, Childwall, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 100 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Family ID F13408  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family ID F3291  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth Rogers,   b. 26 Dec 1609, Leiden, Netherlands Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Nov 1685, Scituate, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Married 1639  New England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 4
    Children 
     1. Benjamin Woodworth,   b. Abt 1649, Scituate, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Apr 1729, Lebanon, CT Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 80 years)  [natural]
     2. Thomas Woodworth,   b. 1641, Scituate, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Feb 1717, Scituate, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)  [natural]
     3. Sarah Woodworth,   b. 1643, Scituate, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1685, Scituate, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 42 years)  [natural]
     4. Joseph Woodworth,   b. 1648, Scituate, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1718, Scituate, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)  [natural]
     5. Elizabeth Woodworth,   b. 1647, Scituate, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1709, Duxbury, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years)  [natural]
     6. Mary Woodworth,   b. 10 Mar 1650, Scituate, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Aug 1718, Scituate, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)  [natural]
     7. Martha Woodworth,   b. 1656, Scituate, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1721, Scituate, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)  [natural]
     8. Isaac Woodworth,   b. 1659, Scituate, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Apr 1714, Norwich, CT Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years)  [natural]
     9. Mehitable Woodworth,   b. 15 Aug 1662, Scituate, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Nov 1685, Scituate, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 23 years)  [natural]
     10. Abagail Woodworth,   b. 1664, Scituate, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1695, Scituate, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 31 years)  [natural]
     11. Walter Woodworth,   b. 1645, Scituate, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Nov 1685, Scituate, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 40 years)  [natural]
     12. Robert Woodworth,   b. 1666, Scituate, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
    Last Modified 3 Jan 2022 
    Family ID F1223  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • There is some question as to whether Walter's wife indeed was Elizabeth Rogers and if so, whether she was the daughter of Pilgrim Thomas Rogers. The following is from The Woodworth Family of America:

      Walter Woodworth was born circa 1612 at England.1 He lived between 2 January 1634 and 27 March 1634 at Plymouth Colony.2 He married (?) (?) between 1639 and 1640 at Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts.3 Walter Woodworth was a very early immigrant to Scituate, Mass. Walter's daughter, Mehitabel, is mentioned as having been "unfortunate as to her health." She was afflicted with some nervous disorder, which in those superstitious days was synonymous with being "possessed with the devil;" in other words, she was under the influence of witchcraft and Mary Ingham was charged with being the witch. On March 6, 1676, she was indicted in the following language: "Mary Ingham, thou art indicted by the name of Mary Ingham of the Town of Scituate, in the jurisdiction of New Plymouth, for that thou, having not the fear of God before thine eyes, hast by the help of the Devil in a witchcraft or sorcery, maliciously procured much hurt, mischief and pains unto the body of Mehitabel Woodworth, the daughter of WALTER WOODWORTH, of Scituate aforesaid, and some others; particular causing her, the said Mehitabel to fall into violent fits, and causing great pains unto several parts of her body at several times so as she, the said Mehitabel Woodworth hath almost been bereft of her senses and hath greatly languished to her much suffering thereby and the procuring of great grief, sorrow and charge to her parents--all which thou hast procured and done against the law of God and to His great dishonor, and contrary to our Sovereign Lord the King, His crown and dignity." Mary was tried and, very fortunately, acquitted. Walter Woodworth died between 26 November 1685 and 2 March 1686 at Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts.4

      Children of Walter Woodworth and (?) (?):
      Thomas Woodworth b. c 1641, d. c Feb 1718/19
      Sarah Woodworth b. c 1643, d. a 1686
      Joseph Woodworth+ b. c 1645, d. 1718
      Elizabeth Woodworth b. 1647, d. a 1675
      Benjamin Woodworth+ b. c 1649, d. 22 Apr 1728
      Mary Woodworth b. 10 Mar 1650/51, d. a 1 Jan 1720
      Martha Woodworth b. c 1657, d. a May 1721
      Isaac Woodworth b. c 1660, d. 1 Apr 1714
      Mehitabel Woodworth b. 15 Aug 1662
      Abigail Woodworth b. c 1664/65
      Citations

      [S196] Jeanette Woodworth Behan, The Woodworth Family of America, p. 1.
      [S196] Jeanette Woodworth Behan, The Woodworth Family of America, p. 2, recorded on list of taxpayers in Plymouth Colony.
      [S196] Jeanette Woodworth Behan, The Woodworth Family of America, p.1.
      [S196] Jeanette Woodworth Behan, The Woodworth Family of America, p. 8.

  • Sources 
    1. [S8] Como-recore.FTW.

    2. [S9] OneWorldTree, Ancestry.com, (Name: Name: The Generations Network, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA;;), Database online.
      Record for Walter Woodworth

    3. [S9] OneWorldTree, Ancestry.com, (Name: Name: The Generations Network, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA;;), Database online.
      Record for Thomas Woodworth

    4. [S29] Public Member Trees, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2006;).
      Record for Walter Woodworth