Built about 1509, first occupied by the Andertons of Euxton, later known as Anderton of Worden. Purchased by Sir Henry de Faryngton in 1534. Artist unknown. Cmpares accurately with old photos.


The Robert Worden Family Tree

 

Robert Worden

ffi. Isobel Worthington

Peter Worden

b. 1570/80

 

lb. 1609 d.9Feb1639 d.1681

ffi. Mary Wms1ow/Se8.rs

Eleanor Worden ffi.JohnAdaffis

ffi. Keneline Winslow

 

Mary Worden b. 1639

d. 17'23

, ffi. John Burgess

 

Mercy Worden

b. 1640/41

d. 22 Sep 1688

ffi. Kenelm Winslow

Martha Worden b. 1643

d. 17'25

ffi. John Severance

 

Dr. Samuel Worden b. 1646

d.26Aug 1716

ffi. Hopestill Holley

 

Chart No. 18

 

Peter Worden

b. 1668

d. 18 Nov 1732 ffi. Martha Hol1ey

Samuel Worden II b. 1670

d. 2 Sep 1727

ffi. Rose Holley

Isaac Worden

b. 1675

d. 1718

ffi. Rebekah

 

Dr. Thomas Worden b. 1675

d. 6 Nov 1759

ffi. Sarah Butler

 

Dr. Nathaniel Worden b. 1679

d. 1737/38

ffi. Marg aret

 

Mary Worden b. 1680

d. bef. 1728

ffi. Daniel Wilcox

 

Hopestill Worden ffi. John Holloway

 

Rose Worden

ffi. Richard Partelow, Jr.

 


THE WORDEN FAMILY

 

_THE FIRST GENERATION

 

_ROBERT WORDEN & IsOBEL WORTHINGTON

 

Husband: Robert Worden (WI)

Born: Place: Clayton, Lan_shire,England

Marr: abt 1568

Died: England

Wife: Isobel Worthington (\VR2-2) see WORTHINGTON

Born: Place: Blainscough, Lancashire, England

Died: England

Father: Peter Worthington

Mother: Isabel Anderton

 

Children:

W2-I * Peter Worden I

b. 1570/80 d. 9 Feb 1639 (?)

 


THE WORDEN FAMILY

 

__THE SECOND GENRA TION

 

Peter Worden I

 

Husband: Peter Worden (W2-1)

Born: 1570/80 Place:

Marr:

Died: 9 Feb 1639

Father: Robert Worden (WI)

Mother. Isobel Worthington (WR2-2)

 

Clayton, Lancashire, England

 

. Yarmouth, Barnstable, MA

 

Children: W3-1 *

 

Peter Worden II b. 1609 m.

d. 1681

Eleanor Worden

m.

m.

d. 5 Dee 1681

 

W3-2

 

Mary Winslow

 

John Adams Keneline Winslow Marshfield, MA

 

Peter Worden was born in Clayton, Lancashire, England. He was a "Foreign Burgess" in the town of Preston, just five miles from Clayton. Foreign referred to the fact that he was not a native of the town but an outsider. His ancestors had acquired the burgess rights and they had been passed down to their children. Burgess rights were a valuable asset and much needed for trading purposes.

Peter held a lease on a shop in the Moothall, or Guildhall. The Moothall was a two-story building, approximately 35' by 70', housing the town Council chamber and offices on the second floor and businesses on the first. Peter's shop was next to the stairs at the north end of the the building. Early archives list the following mention of Peter's lease. "Item of Elizabeth Werden widdowe for on shop on the east side of moothall next

 

adjoyning to the staires at the north end of the hall with a standing (open stall) at the south end of the hall formerly demised to Peter Werden by lease dated pri mo Oct XVth lac ye improved yearly rent of 0 115s-00d". This date would indicate that Peter Worden held a lease on the aforementioned shop and stand in Oct. 1617. Research conducted by George L. Bolton might lead one to infer that Peter was in the cloth trade.

On 21 Jan 1630, an entry can be found in the Preston Borough archives noting Peter Werden, as a burgess of the town, as having loaned the town 8 shillings for a project on the common lands of Fulwood. It was repaid in full.

Peter lived for a short time in Lynn, MA and was an early, and perhaps the first, settler of Yarmouth, Massachusetts

 

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THE WORDEN FAMILY

 

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THE THIRD GENERATION

 

Peter Worden II & Mary Winslow

 

Husband: Peter Worden II (W3-1)

Born: 1609 Place:

Marr:

Died: 11 J an 1680

Father: Peter Worden I (W2-1)

 

Wife: Mary Winslow Born:

Died: 25 Mar 1687

 

Clayton, Lancashire, England

 

Children: W4-1

 

W4-2

 

W4-3

 

W4-4 *

 

Mary Worden

b.

m.

d.

Mercy Worden

b. 1640/41

m. 23 Sep 1667 Kenelm Winslow II in Scituate, Yarmouth

d. 22 Sep 1688

Martha Worden

b. ' 1643

m. 1670 Joseph Severance in Yarmouth, Barnstable

d. 1725 Harwich, Barnstable, MA

Dr. Samuel Worden

b. 1646

m. bef May

d. 26 Aug 1716

 

1639

8 Sep 1657

1723

 

John Burgess in Yarmouth, Barnstable, MA

 

1665 Hopestill Holley (HL2-4) see HOLLEY

 

Note of interest: Peter and Mary Worden are direst ancestors of President Rutherford B. Hayes through their daughter, Mary, and her husband, John Burgess.

 

Peter Worden II inherited all of his father's property in England and America. He is first recorded being in New England 2 Jun 1640. His will was dated 9 Jan 1679/80 and a codicil was added 29 J ul 1680. It was proved 3 Mar 1681. It left an inventory which included

 

"house and land, money in Old England not knowing what it may be worth".

Mary's will was dated 6 Mar 1686 and proved 8 Jun 1687. Mary's will is included in the book "Mayflower Descendants", Vol. 3, pg. 201.

 


THE WORDEN FAMILY

 

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THE FOURTH GENERATION

 

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Dr. Samuel Worden & Hopestill Holley

 

Husband: Dr. Samuel Worden (4-4)

Born: 1646 Place:

Marr: ref May 1665

Died: 26 Aug 1716

Father: Peter Worden II (W3-1)

Mother: Mary Winslow

 

East Dennis, Barnstable, MA Yarmouth, Barnstable, MA

, Stonington, New London, CT

 

Wife: Hopestill Holley (HL2-4) see HOLLEY

Born: 1645/46 Place: Sandwich, Barnstable, MA

Die<t 13 Sep 1715 Stonington, New London, CT

Father: Joseph Holley Sr. (HL1)

Mother: Rose Al1en (A2-1)

 

Children:

 

 

 

 

 

W5-1

Peter Worden III

 

 

 

b.

 

 

1668

Yarmouth, Barnstable, MA

 

m.

20 Feb

1693

Martha Holley

 

d.

18 Nay 1732

Warwick, Kent, RI

W5-2

Samuel Worden Jr.

 

 

b.

 

 

1670

Yarmouth, Barnstable, MA

 

m.

 

 

1697/8

Rose Holley

 

d.

2

Sep 1727

S. Kingstown, Washington, RI

W 5-3 *

Isaac Worden

 

 

 

b.

 

 

1673

 

 

m.

 

 

1695/8

Rebekah

 

d.

 

 

1718

 

W5-4

Dr. Thomas Worden

 

 

b.

 

 

1675

Barnstable, MA

 

m.

9

Dee

1708

Sarah Butler in Stonington. CT

 

d.

6

Nay 1759

Norwich, New London, CT

W5-5

Dr. Nathaniel Worden

 

 

b.

 

 

1679

Yarmouth, Barnstable, MA

 

m.

 

 

1706/7

Margaret

 

d.

 

 

1737/8

Greenwich, Fairfield, CT

 

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THE WORDEN FAMILY

 

Mary Worden

b. 1680 m. 1697 d. bef 1728

Hopestill Worden

m. John Holloway

living in Westerly, Washington, RI ?

_reWill_ .

m. Richard Partelow Jr.

living in Stonington, New London, CT

 

W5-6

 

Daniel Wilcox of Kingstowne

 

W5-7

 

W5-8

 

Dr. Samuel Worden was a physician and a landholder in Stonington, CT. Worden's Pond was named after Samuel.

The following is taken from an artic1e written by Clara Worden McCann of the 4th Worden Pilgrimage, June 1990, Batavia, NY and printed in "Wordens Past".

"Dr. Samuel Worden was born in Yarmouth on Cape Cod in 1646. about 1690, at the age of 44, after the death of his parents, be bought land in Rhode Island where he lived for about 20 years. he died in Stonington, Ct in 1716.

Although my research shows no proof of this, I suggest that Dr. Sam learned "doctoring" on Cape Cod between 1660 and 1690. there appear to be two }X)ssibilities here:

1. If he was truly an apprentice then it may have been as a young man...age 15, c1660...for five years or so, until 1665, the year it is thought he married Hopestill Holley.

2. If he simply "read for medicine" then he could have done that sometime later, say between 1670 and 1690.

 

If he was a true apprentice, his name might appear in the personal records of a Cape Cod physician, however, no one, including Marjorie Schunke, had ever found such a record. If he "read for medicine" with some doctor, his name would probably not appear in any records.

Some of the first doctors

connected with Plymouth and Cape cod:

Deacon Dr. Samuel Fuller came

on the Mayflower... December 1620. He

 

had studied medicine as well as theology and both he and his wife (who was a "midwife") were in great demand throughout the colonies. Samuel Fuller died of smallpox in 1633.

Dr. Matthew Fuller, his nephew, came to the colonies in 1640. Since he never returned to England, there is no way he was officially a doctor. He was in Barnstable on Cape Cod in 1652 and became Surgeon-General of the Provincial Forces on Cape Cod until about 1675. He died in 1678 and his will inventory lists surgical instruments.

Dr. John Fuller, probably Matthew's son. was a doctor in Barnstable also. He died sometime

bet,ween 1 686 and 1691 and his will inventory also lists doctor's equipment.

Dr. Thomas Starr lived in

Yarmouth on Cape Cod at least between 1640 and 1670. as his name is found on many documents of that time period.

NOTE: None of these men were university educated or had a medical degree!

It is certainly possible that Dr. Sam Worden "apprenticed" or "read medicine" with one of the fullers or Dr. Starr. in the 1600's, medicine was considered a "trade" on the same level as a barber, carpenter, blacksmith, printer or cooper. The physician would allow the apprentice to read his medical books and accompany him 0 his rounds. the apprentice acted as a body servant to the doctor, he cared for his horse, swept the office, compounded and delivered medicines and tried to collect fees. (In later years, if an apprentice was "indentured" there was a legal written

 

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